Am I a writer?
For a long time, I laughed at calling myself a writer. I didn’t believe I was good enough. But after a year of blogging here and pitching
articles elsewhere, I recently realised that, yes, I’m a writer. I can do it. Write.
Or maybe “
multicultural blogger” is a more accurate description of me. A term which I like a lot and it seems to be funkier and catchier than “writer”.
A few months ago, I was wandering through Bourke Street Mall on a summer’s Saturday afternoon and spied some buskers wearing traditional cultural attire (photo).
I wondered if anyone saw this scene as racist.
I stopped to watch. It stuck me as odd that they were wearing sunglasses with their outfits.
There are two scenarios when it comes to wearing cultural clothing:
us wearing our own culture’s traditional clothes and us wearing another culture’s traditional clothes.
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“I love you, mom, dad.”
That’s something we hear children and adults alike say to their parents in movies and TV shows. And in everyday life, of course.
But funnily enough, be it in reality or the fictional worlds, the phrase of affection “I love you” is rarely uttered by Asians to their parents, whether in English or in their mother tongue.
I’m admittedly one of these Asians. Never once have I said “I love you” to the folks face-to-face or even over the phone. To me, it’s a strange thing to do.
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Tagged affection, Asian, children, culture, customs, family, i love you, love, parents, photography |