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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When the sun shines brightly on hot summer days in Melbourne, many of us make a beeline for the beach.
A lot of us say we go to the beach to cool off on these days.
This has always baffled me. Numerous times I’ve went down to
St Kilda beach on 30-degree days decked out in a loose-fitting white T-shirt and shorts. After ten minutes or so of strolling on the sand under the cloudless sky, beads of sweat scramble to form on my forehead and back.
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Tagged Asian, beach, holiday, love, opinion, photography, sea, shadows, summer, weather |