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#129 Numbering Their Kids

Posted December 19th, 2009 by Peter · 41 Comments

This week’s post from Viet Nguyen is about the age old question: “Where did I come from,” but from an Asian perspective. There is a tremendous amount of truth to this post, as my name is actually “fourth” in a two-person family (go figure). At any rate, Enjoy! From Wikipedia: In Western culture the White [...]











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#128 Giving Vitamins as Gifts

Posted December 5th, 2009 by Peter · 12 Comments

Just in time for the Holidays, Sophia C. says: “Asians like to buy vitamins and other such supplements in the U.S. and bring them to Asia as gifts.  They love fish oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Centrum Silver – and they must be American, American-made brands.” Hi Sophia! My family does this all the time when [...]

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Open Topic: Common Asian Stereotypes

Posted November 18th, 2009 by Peter · 15 Comments

Here is a submission by Vannie Sung about common asian stereotypes. We’ve heard stereotypes about Asians: Bollywood, Rice, Short, Study. No speak English. But what about the more specific ones? Here are the newest ones I’ve heard so far: Chinese: Eat dog. (We don’t just eat dog. In fact, I had rabbit stew and fried stingray [...]

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#119 Free Calendars

Posted May 31st, 2009 by Peter · 14 Comments

Hey there, SAPL Readers! This week’s post is based on Dustin’s observation about Asian people putting up advertisement calendars. He asks: “Have you ever noticed that whenever you go to some Asian person’s house, they have one of those calendars on the wall? *Like the ones from the bank with that part for the days [...]

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