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."
Whereas other kids had cool posters on their bedroom walls, you had multiplication tables.
And you never left even a single grain of rice in your bowl. Ever.
And another drawer or plastic bag full of OTHER plastic bags. It's how plasticbagception all began.
These household items will always be your worst nightmare.
No trip to the supermarket was complete until your parents had knocked on every single fruit on display.
The original plastic wrapping stayed on everything, from the TV remote to the furniture.
"Have you eaten yet?" was basically the substitute for "How are you?"
"Be more like other people" was basically your life motto.
Anything besides an A at school gave you a terrible feeling of dread.
No one could beat you at the extracurricular activities game, because you did it all.
Gifts were absolutely essential when visiting friends or family.
Starving yourself for a whole day was a must before going to a buffet.
You knew you were in serious trouble when your parents called you by your full name in their native tongue.
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.
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