Friday, October 17, 2014

Being an ABC

I have learned that being an ABC (American-Born-Chinese) means that no matter where you go, no one believes you are American. If you are in Europe and you tell people that you are from California, they will point at your face and say "No? But where you from? Japones?"
If you are in China speaking Chinese, people assume your slightly strange pronunciation is because you are Korean, not American. Taxi drivers will even argue with you when you tell them that you are American, NOT Korean. Because obviously the taxi driver knows where you were born better than you.