Posts Tagged ‘Asian’

Thank you for all of you who have been reading my blog. I lurve you guys! This blog’s hit count is the physical representation of my self-esteem on a daily basis. So keep ’em coming! And according to it, I was happiest on the 28th thanks to the “I Want to be Asian” post.

After some soul searching (yes, I have one) that began about a week ago, I’m finally considering a focus for this venture. After all, blog guides left and right are telling to me to find my damn “niche” already. Fine, I found one, you happy?

So what’s the “niche”? Asians.

Yep, Asians.

What? I’m one. I like being one. And I can connect every aspect of my life to being one and being a Filipino. It defines who I am. A huge chunk of my life depends on my Asian-ness. Did I tell you I’m Asian? What’s more fun that playing around with the stereotype and telling everybody to shove it up their butts because they’re…okay, sometimes they’re true but whatever.

Besides, I’m one of the many kids living here who can say, without fail, “I’m sorry I can’t, my parents are Asian.”

And that should be fun, right? Here’s where you say, “Yes.”

I know it might be premature to change so quickly but I don’t see why not. I’m still going to find the same things interesting to write about and I’m not going to be rubbing it in your face at every post that I am, in fact, Asian. I’m just trying to boost the Asian word count so it has more chances to show up on Google or something. Asian. Asian. Asian.

So there, Fearful might be changing. It might not even be Fearful anymore! Maybe I no longer have to be fearful because I already know my damn niche. Take that, blog making guides!

But I do want your opinion: all three of you reading this. So please, be a dear and click on the poll. You know you want to. Do it or it’s going in your eye! …Oops, wrong joke.


…or is ^_^ more of an Asian emoticon?

Oh wait, I am.

I meant the cute, lovely, stereotypical kind of Asian girl you think of when they say “azn gurls r hott”. Like this:

Ku Hye Sun from "Boys Over Flowers"

Filipinos are hot, too (of course, I’m one!) but there’s something different about Korean girls on TV. They’re so delicate-looking, so girly, so cute, and very very fashionable. But nothing too creepy like ulzzang.

What the hell is ulzzang?

Ulzzang: Cute overload!!

A Korean friend of mine said that means “awesome face” . But she also expressed a regret of how materialistic and obsessed with looks some Korean girls can be. I think that happens with all girls, though.

I’m sure I’m not the only Filipino kid who feels like they want to wake up one day with porcelain skin, big doe eyes, and a wardrobe full of fashionable clothes. When I was in Manila last summer, everybody was all about the Koreans. Korean soap opera, Korean super markets, Korean hair salons. Then I remember about four years ago, it was all about the Taiwanese: Thank you F4 for bringing Meteor Garden into our boring lives.

Meteor Garden is the Taiwanese version of Boys Over Flowers, Korean version of the manga Hana Yori Dango.

Did I lose you there? It’s all a bunch of Asian soaps with the same exact story. And yes, I watched the Korean and Taiwanese versions.

Oh, and before I forget, I lurve K-Pop. Especially all the girl groups. It’s very reminiscent of the Spice Girls to me. Except I enjoy K-Pop more. The music is really good in my opinion and the videos are creative. I wish the American pop scene was like this. I’m getting bored of Katy Perry’s large breasts and mediocre voice.

This is 2ne1. Park Sandara (girl in green on first group dance shot) used to be in Big Brother Philippines. That’s where people discovered her. Who knew she was a cool performer?

It’s almost sad that young Filipino culture have always been looking to other Asian cultures for inspiration. Maybe it’s jealousy. I mean, if you think geeky, smart Asian you think Chinese. Stylish Asian = Japanese. Asian doctor = Indian. What kind of Asians are Filipinos? Let me give you a minute there.

“Jesus, Alex, stereotype much?”

Yes, stereotype much.

Angelica Panganiban


But when I think about it, there are some things we can be proud of as Filipinos. We have some gorgeous celebrities, too. A huge chunk of health care professionals are from Philippines. We did the whole People Power thing. Filipinos are big on family values. Filipinas are very attractive and make great wives (most of us that is). ¬†And look at me! Come on, that’s gotta count for something.

But still, can’t hurt to admire other kinds of Asians, right?


I could win these things, you know

Spring break is supposed to be that time when I get to go out and party like a stupid college kid and hook up with strangers and not use condoms. This is supposed to be the week to hit the beaches and get oggled at by dirty old men. This is the perfect time to drink myself blind and end up on some trashy college website as the winner of a wet tshirt contest.

But no. Instead I’m stuck at home because my parents are Asian (if you’re asian, you’d know what I mean) with three papers due next week. On top of that, I’m supposed to finish Wuthering Heights which, by the way, is filled with really terrible people.

What the hell is wrong with professors? What did we ever do to them to deserve this punishment? Do they not understand that we can’t be productive when spring break starts? Do they know that college students have better things to do at this time? Do we not deserve a week of peace?


…Okay, we don’t but whatever.

I’m just so sick and tired of doing this garbage. On spring break. I know some of you guys are going through this, too. We should all pass a petition to ban homework during spring break like Cornell’s proposing.

Or we could be adults and just do our homework but that isn’t fun.