If you’re asian, and you have asian parents (which most asians do), you know this all too well. Whether you’re at the movies or with your friends, it’s probably an Asian sitting behind you yelping and conversing while Will Smith, in Seven Pounds, is about to stick his hand into a tube of.. (well, I can’t tell you.. it’ll ruin the movie). But that’s nearly always the case. Asians were born with it. They eat, sleep and breath loudly (and at the wrong times). Here’s why they do it at the wrong times:
Yes, it’s an elephant drive-through..
Let’s methodically dissect this situation. In more developed Asian countries, and even the not so developed countries, there is a great need for transportation. The preferred choice is usually by motorbike, a loud and rowdy way to tell the world, “I’m gonna get me some Pho.” Looking back at Post 32 (Speaking Loudly), Asians speak loudly because it’s in their culture. They have to do it because a majority of the world is Asian. In Asia, Restaurants, buses, and other public places are crowded to full capacity (and sometimes, even more…) How is one supposed to have their voice heard?
Furthermore, what kind of mentality does that create? “Oh, everyone’s talking… there’s too much noise for anyone to hear what I’m saying anyway.” That works in Asia, but when the habit is brought to more quiet and serene cultures (like in America), it is immediately ridiculed.
Here’s a post from “Rants from an Asian” that seems to explain why Asians like yelling and speaking at the worst times:
For some reason when my family talks in Chinese they fricking YELL IN MY EAR. I don’t know whats’ up with them but every Chinese person I see has to talk in Chinese so loud. So I’ve developed a secret word to silence them……..
Just kidding if I did that well, let’s say I wouldn’t be posting anymore. So my I’ve complied a list of why Asians talk so loud……
- Our bowl shaped haircuts cover our ears blocking out all sounds so we have a need to shout!
- The small Asians eyes that block our sight make it seem like the person we’re talking to is far away so we shout.
- After being so quiet with everyone we feel the need to yell at people to let out all the excess Asian voices.
- Cause we can.
- As children being yelled at for getting an A and not an A+ we feel the need to yell at others to let out our anger and cause Yelling is fun.
As you can see, there are many things Asians have to worry about: being heard in a crowd, their kids not achieving their highest potential, bowl cuts cutting off the sound to their ears, and because we can. And that, my friends, is something that anybody in any culture can use as an excuse for doing anything.
Okay… that would have been a bad ending, but everything said was pretty explanatory. In America, a Movie Theater might be half full on an opening day because of the many means that people can use to watch them (we do not condone them in any way). In other countries, however, these movie theaters are place to go. In Spain, “el cine,” is full of young people at any given time. In Vietnam, taking a friend to “rạp xi nê,” is a very good way to tell them that you love them. To get the lowdown on the popularity of paid movie exhibitions, I went straight to the source, my father. He said that back in his day, it was customary take his girlfriend (my mom) to the local cinema for a date. That was over 20 years ago.
In today’s society, however, that’s long gone. As more and more pirated movies get released on the web, people feel less inclined to pay the exhibition price simply because they can watch it on their computers at any time (sometimes before the movie even comes out, and it’s in dvd quality). But alas, I digress again. Asians still love cinema. They still love the feeling of surround sound speakers blasting in their ears, actors blown to 100s of times their size, the smell of freshly popped kettle corn, and the nostalgic feel of being with your girlfriend and watching Jackie Chan kick ass in 1980. Yep… Asians may speak loudly at the wrong times, but it may just be because they’re so used to being ignored. Living in a society where overpopulation is the norm will do that to ya.
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