7 Thoughts That Go Through The Minds of Every Asian American

Asian Americans are often caught between their traditionally Asian families at home and the much more independent atmosphere in America. From daily microaggressions to struggles between listening to parents and listening to society, these people experience a unique mixture of responses from society every day. For my fellow Asian Americans out there: you're not alone.

1. Worrying about grades all the time

"I got a B on my midterm, which was 10% higher than class average already, but would my parents scold me for getting anything below an A? Probably."

2. Debating whether items are on sale enough to buy

"This rice cooker is already 50% off with a complimentary bowl, but what if the sale is even bigger during Black Friday?"

3. Questioning friendships from non-Asian classmates

"Is this person really trying to become friends with me, or are they just another person who'll ask me for notes by week 3 in the semester?"

4. Wondering whether their very real problems are problematic enough for society

"Someone made slanty eyes at me across the street the other day and called me Asian beauty, but am I wrong to feel uncomfortable?"

5. Being questioned incessantly about their racial origins

"That lady tried to say "konnichiwa" to me and asked me if I knew her one Japanese friend, but I'm from the Bay Area and my parents are from Taiwan. I should've asked her where in Europe she was originally from and whether she knew the Queen of England."

6. Craving foods from home at any given time

"I had hotpot 3 days ago and beef noodle soup yesterday, but now I'm craving hotpot again BUT San Gabriel Valley is so far."

7. Boba

Always boba.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Politics and Activism

4 Ways The Plan To Deport International Students Is Dumb, According To An Exchange Student

The whole policy isn't very stay-in-place, if you ask me.

Wikimedia Commons

On Monday, July 6, new federal guidelines were announced that do not allow international students to remain in the U.S. unless they are taking classes in person. Which, if you ask me, is stupid.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Therapy Dogs Aren't Just Cute, They're Working

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

There are many different ways people overcome obstacles in their lives. Thankfully, the stigma surrounding therapy is slowly (but surely) slipping away and we're opening up about our problems and needs. For some, a good workout is just as relaxing. Others are learning how meditation can be a helpful tool in their mental health journey.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Naya Rivera Is Missing, And She Deserves SO Much More Than Being Labeled 'Big Sean's' Ex'

We are all sending prayers to Naya Rivera hoping she finds them so we can find her.

I woke up this morning looking to find Naya Rivera's name trending No. 1 on Twitter. I was reading all of everyone's prayers wishing to find her so she can be reunited with her baby boy who is only 4 years old.

Naya's son's name is Lord and the entire collective is hoping the Lord is with him right now. I'm a firm believer in the Fear of God, I hope all of Naya's love is protecting Lord right now.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Don't Make This Pandemic Political, Just Wear Your Damn Mask

A virus doesn't discriminate when infecting you.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still surging in the United States, where we are averaging 50,000 cases daily, wearing a face mask has become even more important. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has stressed the importance of wearing a mask and is pleading Americans to take notice of the "disturbing" rise in cases. It would be common sense to listen to him, considering we are dealing with a virus that has a mortality rate higher than what we have seen with other viruses.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

10 Sex Toys You NEED To Turn Up The Heat This Summer

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but...

It's your fairy sex godmother back at it again and here to tell you that masturbating is an essential need, just like toilet paper.

It comes with so many benefits, besides cumming. According to the New York City Health Department, "you are your safest sex partner" during a pandemic, so why not use the best toys to get the job done? Shopping for the best fit can be tricky because there are a few factors to consider — whether it's the price point, experience, sound, and more.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These 3 Smoothies Totally Cleared My Acne-Prone And Scarred Skin

How I drank my way to flawless skin.

With this summer being the first of its kind for most people to be in the midst of a global pandemic, almost everyone is beginning to have an overall focus on improving their health.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone remembers the first time they went to one of the Disney parks. Spinning in teacups and having Goofy wrap his arms around my 8-year-old self were some of my fondest childhood memories, and I'm surely not alone in that.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments