I know that this is an old article, but it’s fricking amazing so I’m sharing it
I don’t really have much else to say because I just feel it really does a good job of encapsulating the Asian-American experience. Food means a lot to me and my family, and we truly do feel that you can feel a lot of culture through it. This article did a great job not only elaborating that point, but also connecting the dual-culture thing to the food aspect in a way that I hadn’t really seen before. Sure, everyone’s heard of the lunchbox moment, but godDAMN I had never made these connections before.
I came across this photocollection on Facebook and it is very powerful to me. Please forgive the more disjointed nature of this writeup, but I really do feel a lot more like little vignettes / scenes of feelings.
Started off as a zephyr post on 8/5. Finished on 9/25 and queued since then. A bit of a reflection on the comic book, American Born Chinese, which I am obligated to like as an ABC myself. A pseudo spoken-word piece.
So I’m staying at my aunt’s place, right? And every now and then, she makes tea eggs for breakfast and gives some to me. One day, I was taking one, and she says “Did you know that your dad told me once ‘I swear – I’m never going to let my kid go to school with a 茶叶蛋 in her lunchbox’.
partially cross-post from Zephyr – a lot of rambling ahead!
Below is a really really good article that I found. It’s a weird, disjointed read that doesn’t have a lot of similarities with my experience as an Asian American, but there are a lot of things in here that make me snap my fingers. The comments (as of when I’m writing this) are also surprisingly good.