Buzz·Posted on Oct 13, 201729 Things That Are Too Damn Real For People Raised By Asian Parents"If at first you don't succeed, don't come back home."by Inga LamBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The dishwasher was really just a glorified storage cabinet. Esaaaaaaaa @EsaFung #GrowingUpAsian Your family uses the dishwasher as storage 08:28 PM - 13 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @EsaFung / Via Twitter: @EsaFung Remember all those years they told you it was "broken"? Yeah, no. That was a lie. 2. Whereas other kids had cool posters on their bedroom walls, you had multiplication tables. Colematt / Getty Images 3. Shoes were a strict no-no indoors. ivy @ivaayz my little sister got a barbie dream house N HER ASIAN ASS MAKES ALL THE BARBIES TAKE OFF THEIR SHOES BEFORE ENTERING 08:30 PM - 12 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ivaayz / Via Twitter: @ivaayz 4. It was never quite a full meal unless there was rice involved. 🇵🇭 @keileighhh #growingupasian when you're at your friend's house and they're not eating rice with their meal 01:40 AM - 10 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @keileighhh / Via Twitter: @keileighhh 5. And you never left even a single grain of rice in your bowl. Ever. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Madman Entertainment 6. Speaking of bowls, this haircut was the epitome of your childhood. Jessica Duong @jessicahduong #tbt my bowl cut days. #growingupasian 08:29 PM - 01 Dec 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @jessicahduong / Via Twitter: @jessicahduong 7. You had a prized collection of complimentary toiletries at home that would make any hoarder ashamed. Ambrose @ambr05e That is how you stock up #asianparents 04:09 PM - 24 Jun 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ambr05e / Via Twitter: @ambr05e 8. And another drawer or plastic bag full of OTHER plastic bags. It's how plasticbagception all began. View this photo on Instagram @rubyraindrops / Via instagram.com 9. Plus a whole stack of takeout containers cleaned and ready for future use. yaS @_yayasalleh #asianparents be like Sun Aug 02 02:56:59 UTC+0000 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite @_yayasalleh / Via Twitter: @_yayasalleh 10. These household items will always be your worst nightmare. Getty Images 11. No trip to the supermarket was complete until your parents had knocked on every single fruit on display. View this post on Tumblr: chemical-misfire / Via chemical-misfire.tumblr.com "If it doesn't sound hollow, that means there's a lot of juice." 12. The original plastic wrapping stayed on everything, from the TV remote to the furniture. @ressacjane / Via ressacjane.blogspot.com 13. "Have you eaten yet?" was basically the substitute for "How are you?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walt Disney Pictures And whether you had or not, you'd always be fed more food. 14. Taking photos at any sort of gathering or ceremony was usually more important than the event itself. jylizzle @jylemanalo #GrowingUpAsian taking pictures at family gatherings felt like 11:47 PM - 04 Jul 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @jylemanalo / Via Twitter: @jylemanalo 15. No matter how warm the weather was, hot water was always the way to go. Kevin Hom @timetogohom_e #growingupasian is having one of these: 07:06 AM - 07 Jul 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @timetogohom_e / Via Twitter: @timetogohom_e 16. "Be more like other people" was basically your life motto. MBC 17. Brutally honest comments on your physical appearance were totally normal. Erica Chang @echang2012 Thanks mom.... ?? 😑😑 #AsianParents 02:34 AM - 14 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: echang2012 / Via Twitter: @echang2012 18. There was literally no ailment that couldn't be solved by menthol ointment. theint @theintmyattie "'Mom i have a stuffy nose" "tigerbalm" "i have a headache" "tigerbalm" "my nose's bleedin" "tigerbalm" "Mo-" "tigerbalm" #GrowingUpAsian 06:30 AM - 23 Jul 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @theintmyattie / Via Twitter: @theintmyattie Including, but not limited to: headaches, tummy aches, sprained ankles, broken hearts... 19. The labels on containers were always a lie. peterzon rusol @RusolR When i was a kid i tried to chug a 2L coke bottle. But the inside was soy sauce. #asianparents 09:26 AM - 07 Oct 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @RusolR / Via Twitter: @RusolR 20. Everything you ate was supposed to make you better in some way. Shipppy @shipppy26 Parents sent me a bag of almonds thinking they'll make me smarter #asianparents #magicofbadam 07:17 PM - 10 May 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @shipppy26 / Via Twitter: @shipppy26 It would make your skin smoother, your neck slimmer, your IQ higher... 21. Anything besides an A at school gave you a terrible feeling of dread. 20th Century Fox A was for Average, B was for Bad, C was for Can't get food, D was for Don't come home. 22. Everyone was an "auntie" or "uncle," even if they weren't related to you at all. Jenkins Jenkpickle @BlueDiamond_331 #growingupasian When you meet old women who you have no relation to but your mom calls them your aunties. 03:27 AM - 12 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @BlueDiamond_331 / Via Twitter: @BlueDiamond_331 23. There were really only three career choices in life. Fatin Razak @teynraz Hahahahahahahahaha #GrowingUpAsian 02:38 AM - 25 Oct 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @teynraz / Via Twitter: @teynraz 24. No one could beat you at the extracurricular activities game, because you did it all. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Universal Piano, Kumon, violin, basketball, choir. Name it, and you've probably done it. 25. Gifts were absolutely essential when visiting friends or family. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC 26. Dating wasn't a thing until you were ready to be married. Martin Wong 📸@ LA @MartinWongPhoto Y U NO MARRIED YET?! #AsianParents 02:50 AM - 19 Apr 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @MartinWongPhoto / Via Twitter: @MartinWongPhoto 27. Starving yourself for a whole day was a must before going to a buffet. Studio Ghibli And when you were there, prime rib and lobster were your best friends. 28. You knew you were in serious trouble when your parents called you by your full name in their native tongue. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC 29. And while your parents might not have said "I love you" or given you hugs and goodnight kisses, deep down, you knew they loved you more than anything in the world. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walt Disney Pictures And that's all that matters.