Allow me to answer the question you’ve wanted to ask during that period of time,
But didn’t have the courage to approach me with (I bet you’ve been hanging out with too many cats)
Yes I am Asian. But no I am not a math whiz.
No, I have not surgically put a computer chip in my brain.
(Though if that actually worked, it’d be awesome like… that’s fucking awesome awesome)
I have yet to try eating dog, I hear, however, it tastes like beef.
What a cow one must be to eat such a being!
I’ve always been one to question the beliefs of my race.
Many traditions are not quite to my taste.
Despite what you may think, I am not a communist, barely a socialist.
Though I am young still and do not completely comprehend politics, admitly.
Still stuck in the world of k-pop and anime, which I will openly admit I enjoy.
I worship Tablo as if he were a reincarnation of Jesus Christ,
I must be going to hell for such blasphemy. (I have sinned but please forgive me)
And I sometimes picture myself throwing shurikans as if I were Naruto.
Hate Naruto, for no apparent reason, I’ve always been more of a K-on kind of guy
Not all of us drive badly,
But I’ve known my mom to drive haphazardly,
Though perhaps with pattern,
Like a symphony.
An intricate piano melody. One which I wouldn’t be able to play,
Never very much liked piano lessons.
I’ve never really fit stereotypes.
How people can link them to your identity is absurd.
I’ve never and will never follow the road that is paved for me.
I WILL argue when someone tries to tell me about my background, my likes and dislikes.
But I still…have a love for my race
Hello, I'm a critic from ! I have to start off by saying that this piece is hysterical! Or maybe satirical is the best word. You utilized everything in your arsenal to criticize racism that a lot of us don't consider. I really enjoyed your breakdown of stereotypes and examining how each one impacts you personally. You made everything so personal while still maintaining your comedic tone, and I love it so much! I think my absolute favorite part was you talking about driving. You include the digressions that make life interesting, but they stay on point enough for them to be productive; and it is so personal and nostalgic that it really drives the point home.
I know someone already pointed this out, but you wrote "starring instead of "staring" and "admitly" instead of "admittedly". I also don't exactly understand the (I bet... too many cats). I still find it funny, but I'm not sure why I'm supposed to find it funny, if you get what I mean by that. To some extent, I enjoy the bizarre twist from blasphemy to Naruto, but I also think it is a bit extreme compared to the rest of the piece.
In short, I love this piece, it makes me smile, and you did an excellent job crafting it.
Even though I never faced much racism growing up, some of my close family members have. Therefore I sympathize with them and can understand their plight.
More people really need to know not to label people by sterotypes.
Keep up the good work
P.S. I also hate Naruto with an unfounded vengeance...
Though I must ask, are you familiar with many shy cats?
Maybe it is simply because they can sense I'm allergic to them, but cats have a tendency to try and sit as close to me as they can... this includes attempting to sit on my forehead while a sleep...
But anyway, fantastic poem!
I'm glad you liked the poem though~~
yesh...kpop shwagg hahaha
I have infinite love for this.
I'm half Asian and I revel in Asian jokes all the time.
groups will write poems like this?
"This one kid once told me something that was really bad, they said I wasn't really black 'cause I had a dad. I find that kinda sad mostly 'cause a lot black kids think they should agree with that"
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this~
the point of the poem wasn't to show that Asians are kickass, the point was to show how stupid stereotypes are.
I knwo thats th point, still I THINK Asians and everyoen oen is are kickass in their own way.
Your thoughts are very interesting and sensible; I get the feeling that you'd be quite an interesting person to get to know.
But I like it. Many people hate the fact that I don't act "black" (the way I talk, dress, and the stuff I'm into.)
It's very good and I know where you're coming from.
Anyway, I'm glad, hope I could put a smile on your face.
Inversely, being known as dog eaters isn't all that positive.
Not all black stereotypes are bad; likewise not Asian stereotypes are good. We're all human here (or hopefully..) let's not say being of a certain race is better or worst.
But hey, stereotypes in general are stupid. No one likes being thought of as something they're not.