Being here in Australia for the past half a year (well, almost) and considerably one of the only Asians within my bunch of mates had led me to see Asian stereotypes in a much clearer picture.
Try being a "victim" of their racist jokes LOL. But rest assure, my mates mean well, after all we do occasionally throw racist remarks around at each other anyway.
I never really understood Asian stereotypes previously, but now I do – at my expense, of course! -__-"
So I've compiled a list for no good reason. Here's the ones I recall :
1. You can afford to be cute, 'cos you're Asian.
So one evening when I was taking a break from final exam revisions, I decided to procrastinate to do something a little more interesting.
Which somehow, led me to play with my hair and I tied up 2 tiny pigtail buns at the top of my head.
The moment I came out to the lounge room looking like that my mates were gushing about how "cute" I looked tonight and one of them said, "Yeah, she can afford to be cute, she's Asian".
2. You know the exact moment when the rice is cooked, 'cos you're Asian
My mates were trying to cook rice for dinner and couldn't tell whether or not if the rice was cooked or ready to be eaten yet.
"Why don't you as ask Jess? She's Asian; she will know"
Try putting it in your mouth instead of asking Jess?
3. You must have some herbal remedies/medicines, 'cos you're Asian
One of my mates was having a splitting headache and/or cough-flu-fever if I remember correctly
"Go ask Jess for some herbal remedy for your sore throat, she's Asian, she would know"
Sorry wrong number, no I don't.
Go swallow a bucket of Strepsils kthxbai.
4. You might kill me with your kung-fu, 'cos you're Asian
We were all fooling around one day and were talking about self-defense and martial arts
"Don't piss Jess off, she's Asian and she might kill you with her kung-fu"
I may not know kung-fu, but I jolly well know Imma kick you in
the groins if I hear another Asian stereotype
5. Your eyes must be small and slitty-slanty, 'cos you're Asian.
Long, long time ago when I first arrived all dressed up and fashionably dolled up .. etc, I overheard someone say, "I don't think she's Asian. Asians have black hair… hers is red and her eyes are huge". Firstly, haven't you heard of hair dye?
What a wanker. If I don't look Asian, what do I look like? Dumbfug.
Also, many a time when my mates and I were randomly talking, about racial heritages, languages or countries and such, I usually get a random remark like this, "You know, Jess. Your eyes are pretty huge for an Asian" Right… thanks a lot.
Konzy trying to make me look more Asian than I already am
But but…. I'm NOT your slitty-slanty eyed Asian girl
6. You must be good at Math, 'cos you're Asian
My mates and I were at a restaurant eating dinner and we each wanted to calculate how much we were supposed to pay, per person.
What's $78.95 divided by 6? Don't know… "Ask Jess to count, she should be good at it 'cos she's Asian"
Look, try a calculator next time?
It sure knows the exact amount, but it isn't Asian.
7. You must be a spy from Beijing, 'cos you're Asian.
Yes because I'm out to get White Capitalist scumbags like you.
Watch out, I can see you with my small slit eyes! I will throw chopsticks at you and bury you alive with my MahJong tiles.
All in all, it's funny actually, in the name of a good laugh! Stereotypes are meant to be funny, so laugh at yourselves and think up some White stereotypes to poke back at them the next time you're made fun of
In the meantime, make me a cup of Chinese Tea. Also…
BRING HONOUR TO YOUR FAMILY AND MARRY A RICH TYCOON!
Why? Well, simply because… you're Asian.
hahah there is still the notion that we the Asian good in maths hhahaa
yah unfortunately so. to be honest, I’m not good at mental arithmetic!
But i’m still asian ^_^
Lol at 5, and especially at 7. Alex is on to you. We know who your real masters are…
number 7 was thanks to Alex. I swear imma put poor skinny ranga behind Beijing bars.
number 5 was THANKS TO YOU!!! 🙁 🙁
I’m not your slitty-slanty eyed girl T____T
I think you forgot
“Oh, she doesn’t wear seatbelts, because she’s asian”
HAHHAHAHA good one.
But seriously, who wears rear passenger seatbelts!? 🙁
… sorry i kept forgetting LOLOLOL
Sorry. I’ve grown up with these stereotypes.
It’s gotten to the point where I get to accuse my white friends of being Asian ;D
And I’m surprised you haven’t gotten the
“Haha, don’t be silly. You can’t drive, you’re Asian.”
hahahaa yeah! I even have white friends who are MORE ASIAN THAN I AM! and that’s reaaallllyyy strange!
LOLOL they know more about my own culture and language than I do.
Oh and yeah, I’ve gotten that too.
“I don’t think Jess can drive, she’s Asian”
Oh, my friends tell me that my eyes are huge too.
Have you gotten the “[technology] won’t work. Can you make it go !? You’re asian !” ? I think that’s my favourite because I generally break tech ;D
Yeah, our eyes ARE huge for Asians. Im glad it runs in our blood!
hahahahah LOL yup, got that one too. Why doesnt the buttons on my cellphone work? You try fixing it, you’re Asian.
This was pretty hilarious, LMFAO. 😀 The slanty eyes thing … -_-
hahhahaa glad you like it. oh well, just go to any white country, live there for a few months to a year, and you’ll see how your white friends poke fun at you for being Asian LOLOL
My eyes no slitty slanty. HAHA
slitty slanty no your eyes and my eyes also.
we asian no slitty slanty eyes, big big eyes can see big big prosperous things.
hmmm….talking Asian now, are we? 😛
This was fun to read 🙂
You’re probably more Asian than I am 😛
Not really. I can blend in on the outside, respect the people’s ways, but on the inside I’m European. And in Taiwan I am always the foreigner, always the different than anybody else. It’s hard for me to feel being part of Asians and I don’t mean that they treat me bad, not at all. Everybody’s so nice. But I will always be the foreigner, you know what I mean? Unlike in EU or America, where you can be of different race and background, but society treats you as one of them, as one of the same.
true enough. everyone treats me amazingly well here too, just that, its fun to sometimes tease/joke around with my being asian 😛
it’s actually funny!
Yes, you are.
am NOT!!!! 🙁 What have I done in life to have you bullying me.
is these all really counted as stereotype? izzit my english not well, why i dun think they are stereotype. maybe last time they understand chinese from tat way?hahahahaa…
amyway, cool down , dun angry, k? hahahaaa….
yup, a stereotype means a popular belief about specific groups, people race.
Just that, the stereotype comes from a long time ago, but ppl still keep bringing it up now hahaha.
im not angry! I’m just… LOL fed up in a funny way LOL
Strepsil is the 2nd best thing for sour throat, no.1 best thing is of course a doctor’s prescription with antibiotic and stuff. lol
really? hahaahah i thought CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ARE THE BEST?
ahahahhahahahahah 😛 😛
For fast acting result Western medicine is the best, Chinese herbal is for long term nourishment and prevention.
spoken like a true asian. Thumbs up!!!! 😀 😀
Malaysia Truly Asia…… 😛
This is so funny! The herbal remedy and kung fu ones esp made me laugh. I thought the kung fu myth was long since dead. Silly mat sallehs. 😛
LOLOLOL we might think the mat sallehs are silly, but we’re STILL the subject of their asian racist jokes lor. *sniff sniff*
AAHAHAHAHAHA. now, stop laughing before i kung-fu you.
Casio is asian.
oh yeah! haahaha it’s japanese 😛 😛
Interesting Asian stereotype post.
hahahaha thanks!! 😀 😀
hmmm, i agree…
hahahah so jahat 😛
Isn’t it annoying the way people term Asians as nerds?!
i take it as a compliment somehow, that we are. SMART and CLEVER 😛