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Old 05-20-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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My mum was from a working class Singaporean family, but was English educated and grew up speaking and was English-schooled unlike a lot of the working class Singaporeans of her age so she's a bit more Western. She worked hard to become a doctor because she wanted to help people, but never pushed us academically all that much, I think she just wanted us to be happy and generally good people.
Then she sounds real cool, maybe her own success has kept her from nagging her kids so much? But it does seem like many Asians I know in the States seem somewhat "beaten down" by their parents... scratch that, it's just their mothers.

Back to comedy, Dat Phan is a Vietnamese American comedian who is pretty funny. His best stuff is when he mimics his mother raising him in a stern way.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Then she sounds real cool, maybe her own success has kept her from nagging her kids so much? But it does seem like many Asians I know in the States seem somewhat "beaten down" by their parents... scratch that, it's just their mothers.

Back to comedy, Dat Phan is a Vietnamese American comedian who is pretty funny. His best stuff is when he mimics his mother raising him in a stern way.
Actually she still nags, especially about health, and she definitely did want us to do well, she just wasn't one of those stereotypical 'if you get less than a A+ you're grounded' kind of parents.
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