One of my favourite retorts on being told that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something was to say “Why not? ” A few months into my China posting I was persuaded to abandon this line and find a new, more appropriate retort.
Instead of learning one way to approach and date that works on the majority of Western girls and Asian girls in America, I had to learn two different strategies.
If you didn’t already know, I’m Chinese by ethnicity, American by nationality, Asian-American by culture and Taiwanese by heritage.
Confusing, I know, like most Asian-Americans, it took me years to figure out what the difference was between race, ethnicity, heritage, and nationality.
I noticed the same thing happened to the TV at my gym.
Over a few pints with my friend Dominic, I complained about the irritating shortcomings of Chinese TVs.
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