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29 Things That Are Too Damn Real For People Raised By Asian Parents

"If at first you don't succeed, don't come back home."

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1. The dishwasher was really just a glorified storage cabinet.

#GrowingUpAsian Your family uses the dishwasher as storage

Remember all those years they told you it was "broken"? Yeah, no. That was a lie.

3. Shoes were a strict no-no indoors.

my little sister got a barbie dream house N HER ASIAN ASS MAKES ALL THE BARBIES TAKE OFF THEIR SHOES BEFORE ENTERING

4. It was never quite a full meal unless there was rice involved.

#growingupasian when you're at your friend's house and they're not eating rice with their meal

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6. Speaking of bowls, this haircut was the epitome of your childhood.

#tbt my bowl cut days. #growingupasian

7. You had a prized collection of complimentary toiletries at home that would make any hoarder ashamed.

That is how you stock up #asianparents

8. And another drawer or plastic bag full of OTHER plastic bags. It's how plasticbagception all began.

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9. Plus a whole stack of takeout containers cleaned and ready for future use.

11. No trip to the supermarket was complete until your parents had knocked on every single fruit on display.

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"If it doesn't sound hollow, that means there's a lot of juice."

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14. Taking photos at any sort of gathering or ceremony was usually more important than the event itself.

#GrowingUpAsian taking pictures at family gatherings felt like

15. No matter how warm the weather was, hot water was always the way to go.

#growingupasian is having one of these:

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17. Brutally honest comments on your physical appearance were totally normal.

Thanks mom.... ?? 😑😑 #AsianParents

18. There was literally no ailment that couldn't be solved by menthol ointment.

"'Mom i have a stuffy nose" "tigerbalm" "i have a headache" "tigerbalm" "my nose's bleedin" "tigerbalm" "Mo-" "tigerbalm" #GrowingUpAsian

Including, but not limited to: headaches, tummy aches, sprained ankles, broken hearts...

19. The labels on containers were always a lie.

When i was a kid i tried to chug a 2L coke bottle. But the inside was soy sauce. #asianparents

20. Everything you ate was supposed to make you better in some way.

Parents sent me a bag of almonds thinking they'll make me smarter #asianparents #magicofbadam

It would make your skin smoother, your neck slimmer, your IQ higher...

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22. Everyone was an "auntie" or "uncle," even if they weren't related to you at all.

#growingupasian When you meet old women who you have no relation to but your mom calls them your aunties.

23. There were really only three career choices in life.

Hahahahahahahahaha #GrowingUpAsian

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26. Dating wasn't a thing until you were ready to be married.

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.