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daviddoesntgetit May 10th, 2013, 4:27 pm

Manliest goodbye of my life.

I'm usually the most patient one with our dad but talk about our Belgian cousin... I cannot abide by that.

So the biggest problem I have is when people don't believe me when I'm telling the truth, right? It's 'cause as a kid we'd get the shit beaten out of us by our stepmom and no on believed us. It's not so bad until they start accusing me for being the root of the problem.

I don't know if I've said this before but Bernard and I are considered the problem children of the family. Bernard was born out of wedlock, were raised in a pretty rocky environment and, well, our dad is considered the black sheep of the family and you know how they said kids oft inherit the sins of their father?

The part that MOST pisses me off is that the ones that defend him to me are the ones my Belgian cousin makes fun of. I hate that fucking guy, biggest piece of shit I know.

On another note, some things of note that I always wanted to talk about. To be completely reductive of culture, southern Vietnamese are considered rednecks, and Northern Vietnamese are considered elitists, right? 'Cause the south is all about farming and the north is all about education and shit so I often think I'm about half red neck. When I went to visit his house, he had an empty can of soup holding his toothbrush.

If you want to get even MORE reductive, East Asians are considered elitist and Southeast Asia are considered rednecks.

Before I get another white American on my ass telling me I'm acting like a racist, in America we kinda lose these stereotypes as we're all just Asian Americans, however some dynamics do carry over. I would like to talk about this more but this is going on for too long already.

Here's a note I saw our dad had written in his house that I think perfectly illustrates just what level of English speaking he is. My Vietnamese is higher than his English but by not that much more. I showed our mom the letter and she couldn't stop laughing.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9351/dadsnote.jpg

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Dr. Scottie May 10th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Ahaha, that note is wonderful.

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Can also be called awesome

Sunset* May 10th, 2013, 7:55 pm

It is rare to know that there are Dads that will do that so basic your Dad was awesome right there. Note wow but then for me I use to actually seeing that for my Dad is sort of like that too.

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Wolfdarling May 10th, 2013, 11:57 pm

do you live in richmond?

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Justea (Guest) May 17th, 2013, 7:27 am

At least he has decent handwriting, hahah. Do you speak Vietnamese with him or English or both??

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daviddoesntgetit May 17th, 2013, 10:55 am

@Dr. Scottie: Haha, it could go on "engrish" site.

@Sunset*: Haha, yeah. Our dad is pretty ok at times. Sounds like you have a good dad!

@Wolfdarling: Yes, I do! I moved here for college and I haven't left since.

@justea: Haha, that's what our mom said. I'm guess 'cause calligraphy is heavily drilled into the min Vietnam.

I speak mostly Vietnamese with him, but sometimes he wants to practice English. He picks the language and I respond in kind but usually I just respond in Vietnamese anyways.

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hyeonmu May 19th, 2013, 2:12 pm

I get called out on the "racist" thing too! I had to explain it like "they're the Louisiana/New York of Asia" or something like that for folks to get a grain of understanding. Ahaha; I can carry off on a rant so easily about this.

Holy smokes; my mother could have easily written that note, haha! She really leans towards formal English vocabulary.

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daviddoesntgetit May 19th, 2013, 7:22 pm

@hyeonmu: Oh? I don't know any stereotypes about Louisiana.

Formal English, eh? It was only until recently our dad stopped writing "and" as "anh", Viet for older brother and similar sounding.

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Wolfdarling May 21st, 2013, 10:22 am

@daviddoesntgetit: did you go to VCU?