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At every meeting, every gathering, every dinner party…

At every meeting, every gathering, every dinner party…

I am… The Token.

Well, unless another Chinese or Other person walks in. And then this happens:

It’s not just the British-Chinese who don’t get upset…

It’s not just the British-Chinese who don’t get upset…

After Morrissey called the Chinese a sub-species, quite a few people wondered why the British-Chinese weren’t getting upset or starting demonstrations against his words.

Is it a uniquely British-Chinese thing that we just don’t seem to get upset over anything? Or indeed, particularly inspired to help British-Chinese people get into Parliament, or even our local council?

Thankfully, it would seem not as this interview with American-based The Angry Asian Man proves… Mind you, he’s at pains to emphasise that he’s not an angry person himself…

Why do spammers and Egyptians want Chinese women?

Why do spammers and Egyptians want Chinese women?

As anyone who runs a blog knows, you tend to get a LOT of spam comments, which are luckily filtered out by most blogging systems. However, this particular one caught my eye today:

“the thing i like about asian women are those long flowing straight hair and those chinky eyes”

I really hope that’s not an excerpt from some poor chap’s dating profile, because I doubt he’s going to get much of a lookup. Imagine if your chat-up line was: “Ooooh I just love your chinky eyes”. That’d be pretty much the same as saying “Oooh I just love your nigger lips”.

(And yes, I thought about censoring the n-word from that sentence, but really, if I’m not going to censor the c-word, then I can’t then go and censor the n-word. Complicated racial politics that come into what was initially a simple blogpost about a spam comment. Oh dear.)

But then I wonder why Chinese women are so highly sought-after. Apparently, Egyptian men can now be added to the list of men around the world who want Chinese women. According to the article from Al Arabiya (which was also quoted in BBC News, but I can’t find the link now), Chinese women are prized for their “Obedience and loyalty”. I’ve got three sisters. None of them are particularly obedient, and I have the scars to prove it.

Learn how to read the Chinese menu

Learn how to read the Chinese menu

Chinese Christmas dinner Despite being genetically Chinese, I have no idea how to read off the Chinese menu. So I’m reduced to ordering off the English menu – which is fine and great, but vaguely-remembered childhood delicacies are rather beyond me.

So thank goodness for kake’s guide on learning how to read off the Chinese menu, which I will study with great interest. And then never have the courage to use – because what self-respecting Chinese person doesn’t know how to order off the Chinese menu? And if I get it a little wrong, I’ll feel far more embarassed than if I’d never tried in the first place.

Incidentally, while searching for an appropriate video, I found a ton of videos which basically show white and non-white people talking fluent Cantonese. Why ?! I mean, I find it oddly fascinating but surely not everyone else does? We don’t see videos of Chinese speakers speaking English (or Russian) with aplomb…

Why don’t the British Chinese complain much?

Why don’t the British Chinese complain much?

Ponders this article from The Times, 8 September 2010

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