29 Things That Are Too Damn Real For People Raised By Asian Parents

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“If at first you don’t succeed, don’t come back home.”

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Whereas other kids had cool posters on their bedroom walls, you had multiplication tables.

Whereas other kids had cool posters on their bedroom walls, you had multiplication tables.

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And you never left even a single grain of rice in your bowl. Ever.

And you never left even a single grain of rice in your bowl. Ever.

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And another drawer or plastic bag full of OTHER plastic bags. It’s how plasticbagception all began.

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These household items will always be your worst nightmare.

These household items will always be your worst nightmare.

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No trip to the supermarket was complete until your parents had knocked on every single fruit on display.

“If it doesn’t sound hollow, that means there’s a lot of juice.”

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The original plastic wrapping stayed on everything, from the TV remote to the furniture.

The original plastic wrapping stayed on everything, from the TV remote to the furniture.

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“Have you eaten yet?” was basically the substitute for “How are you?”

"Have you eaten yet?" was basically the substitute for "How are you?"

And whether you had or not, you’d always be fed more food.

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“Be more like other people” was basically your life motto.

"Be more like other people" was basically your life motto.

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Anything besides an A at school gave you a terrible feeling of dread.

Anything besides an A at school gave you a terrible feeling of dread.

A was for Average, B was for Bad, C was for Can’t get food, D was for Don’t come home.

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No one could beat you at the extracurricular activities game because you did it all.

No one could beat you at the extracurricular activities game because you did it all.

Piano, Kumon, violin, basketball, choir. Name it, and you’ve probably done it.

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Gifts were absolutely essential when visiting friends or family.

Gifts were absolutely essential when visiting friends or family.

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Starving yourself for a whole day was a must before going to a buffet.

Starving yourself for a whole day was a must before going to a buffet.

And when you were there, prime rib and lobster were your best friends.

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You knew you were in serious trouble when your parents called you by your full name in their native tongue.

You knew you were in serious trouble when your parents called you by your full name in their native tongue.

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And while your parents might not have said “I love you” or given you hugs and goodnight kisses, deep down, you knew they loved you more than anything in the world.

And while your parents might not have said "I love you" or given you hugs and goodnight kisses, deep down, you knew they loved you more than anything in the world.

And that’s all that matters.

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