“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.