18 Quirks People With Asian Immigrant Parents Will Understand
Just smile and nod.
Having an entirely separate refrigerator in the house for "smelly" food.
Favoring chopsticks over every other cooking utensil.
Making you eat several more servings of food than humanly possible.
Having everyone remove their shoes at the front of the house.
Which in turn explains why they had so many house slippers.
Keeping the temperature at home near freezing.
Not knowing what an "inside voice" was and talking really, really loudly in public.
Reminding you (and your friends) not to call them by their first names.
Speaking their native language when guests were around.
Constantly telling you how hard they had it growing up.
Folding their thumb in to count "one" on their hands.
Adding soy sauce to the most unexpected dishes.
How they mispronounce your American friends' names time and time again.
Basically forbidding you to move in with your S.O. before marriage.
How they thought the world was ending when you brought home anything less than an "A."
Not knowing the names of all your aunts and uncles.
And even worse, the names of all your cousins.
Stocking the freezer like doomsday preppers when they visited your place.
But the one thing you never had to learn to live with...
Knowing how much they love you.
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