July 20th, 2012, 11:01 pm

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152-North coast, south coast rivalry

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daviddoesntgetit July 20th, 2012, 11:01 pm

Sorry, this strip is just informational.

As Connor likes to say about our mom’s side of the family. “It’s full of rich biddies.”

Oh god, my foot is asleep.

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TK (Guest) July 21st, 2012, 6:42 am

i like your wall clock...

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ice---tea July 21st, 2012, 10:25 am

The south/north coast rivarly kind of reminds me of my family..My entire family is african and I have lived in africa for 14 years, when I had lived there my moms side of the family truely hated my dad's side-since my dad's side is from Botswana and my mom's Kenya. Kenyan people are usually believed to be more strict and tight when it comes to culture and rumors have it that they dont take kindly to light skinned africans. While Botswanan's are normally believed to be more laid back and dont stick to the african culture as much (since we dont get much tourism like Kenya) rude africans usually call us "Kijinga" with is Swahili for "stupid". But yup, everything is good between my mom and dad its just that there families hate each other with a great passion. Gah sorry for the long comment, that just reminded me of my family a lot.

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Odd1Out (Guest) July 21st, 2012, 11:17 am

Y-y-your wall clock is reminds me a lot of the one at my house... *Shocked*
It looks very similar except that mine has an attached circle where each hour is ruled by a particular Chinese zodiac animal. Instead of the rabbit, the sign of the cat takes its place. People sometimes think I'm lying when I tell them about there being a cat in the zodiac, although some cat-ethusiasts I've met are happy about the news.

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I like reading your informative comics, because I feel like I get to learn a lot about my own culture and get to learn about others' as well through reading their comments. Hooray for more "edutainment!"
Recently my mother was complaining how my younger sister (with whom she had a fight with) "must've inherited her craziness" from my father's side of the family, most notably "that mother of his."
...Ah, the fun war between in-laws forever continues~

P.S: The backstory regarding your aunt using to have a crush on your dad... man, it sounds like the perfect material for an Asian drama! *Laughs* I feel a little sorry for your aunt, but that's no excuse to act so snooty towards you guys.

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hyeonmu July 21st, 2012, 7:07 pm

At least they're trying to make some sort of connection with you guys.

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*sniffle*

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daviddoesntgetit July 21st, 2012, 7:49 pm

@TK: Haha. It's our mother's.

@ice-tea: Ah, interesting. Hahaha, our situations are incredibly similar. Don't worry about the long comment, I enjoyed reading it.

Connor said a friend of his was telling him about African-Americans and native Africans, that there's a little bad relationship there. But then his friend also said, "Why do you guys hate Japanese? Aren't you all Asian?"

Not us personally, our country, haha.

@Odd1Out: Oh man. I thought they were dying out, thank god.

Ah, that's right. The Vietnamese zodiac is a cat, for some reason, instead of a rabbit. I think it's a little redundant since there's a tiger but Miriam keeps telling me they're separate species unlike dogs and... other things.

Hahahaha. Ah, don't feel bad for her. She's got a husband and three kids.

@hyeonmu: Hm. Do you think so? I dunno, I don't really think our dad's side of the family is going to win us over.

I'm not saying my situation is worse in any way, I'm just saying that it's still pretty annoying, haha.

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TheEmptyPot July 21st, 2012, 11:31 pm

Ah, it's kinda like that with my family too! Only the divide is a bit wider. I'm half Khmer and half Chinese, and since Cambodia is sorta regarded as a country of illiterates, my siblings and I always get snubbed by my cousins for not being as "refined".

My aunt's always bragging about the private school my cousins go to, and how they got however many awards. She also hates my mom with a passion, especially since she used to be my dad's favorite sister.

On the flip side though, my cousins on my mom's side, the full Khmer ones- they think my siblings and I are really stuck up.

So we're stuck in this weird...limbo I guess! Geez, families are weird sometimes.

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Helix_luco July 22nd, 2012, 12:29 pm

my family's too small and scattered for there to be much of anything resembling drama, so the idea of family politics seems kind of exciting, almost, in a weird way.

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TW (Guest) July 23rd, 2012, 5:20 pm

When I saw your icon, I knew that I had seen it before, but I had no idea where...and then it hit me! It's from My Ordinary Life, isn't it?
By the way, I absolutely love your drawings!

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daviddoesntgetit July 29th, 2012, 5:12 pm

@TheEmptyPot: Hahaha, doesn't all East Asian countries consider all South-East Asian countries illiterate?

But yeah, that's pretty different.

Hahaha, jesus, that all sounds like a pain in the ass but it sounds like you've put up with all of it pretty well so that's great.

@Helix_luco: Haha. That's something our family comments a lot about on Western culture, or American ones specifically. "They need a holiday to honor their mothers! Americans are so dumb."

@TW: Ah, yes! Good eye. I watched it with Miriam and Connor at their insistence. I quite enjoyed it but the thing that blew me away the most was just how insanely good the animation is. Considering the manga art, they did a great job.

Aw, thanks.

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Person (Guest) August 27th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Wow, I didn't know that Northern and Southern Vietnamese people had those kinds of stereotypes. I'm Northern Vietnamese, and- WAIT.

In school, I'm sort of an elitist since the things my classmates say and do are usually ridiculous in my opinion. And my Mom and Dad both have well paying jobs and we live in a pretty big house, though that's entirely my mom's fault. She spends too much money. -__-

And I am pretty strict when it comes to rules. I even shout at my brother when he doesn't do what he's supposed to do. OH GOD. I completely fit that stereotype. Except I am a bit lazy though. D: