tomthorne wrote:Don't take any more shit than you are prepared to deal with in your home country. Why is this so difficult?
Resistance is not futile; it is in fact counterproductive.
I think this line is interesting. I can't keep explaining to every single person that Americans don't have to look like Anglo-mix blonde hair, blue eyed lacrosse players and that it's a multi-ethnic society. I can't keep saying ABCs are not 回来ing TW because they are not Chinese/Taiwanese by nationality, just ethnicity. I now just say I'm from a country that I "look like" because trying to teach them about the world outside of TW takes too much of my energy and time and they really didn't care to learn in the first place otherwise they would have already known. Also, it makes that monotonous conversation I already had twice that day last longer than I wanted it to.
I don't treat a Chinese/Hispanic/Indian/not-white person in the United States with that amount of disrespect asking them why they are in America, how long they are staying, fumble at their 'native language' because there's no way they can speak mine, and be amazed they can use a fork every single time I see them just because I'm "curious to learn about them". It's just tiring to have to deal with the same shit all the time. I try to mix it up to keep from going crazy. Last week I was Italian, and this week I'm going to be Argentinian. Also, I'm a masters student at NTU studying....international relations or something.
Anyone who doesn't believe at least some part of this article is living in complete denial.
tomthorne wrote:While Dr. Sue's suggestions are interesting, the major flaw with transferring the results to Taiwan is that the "cultural representatives of all Taiwan" are a handful of posters on forumosa.
This doesn't make any sense. ??
Belgian Pie wrote:
or leaving the only empty train seat next to them
That's because they don't want to bother you with their presence ...
I wish they would have that same courtesy when they hold my food hostage to chat with me.