Originally Posted by Esch
Gonna be honest, I tip 25% everywhere I go because I know so many (old) desi dudes refuse to pay a decent tip or even tip at all. Trying to balance the scales out :lol
ahahaha I DO THIS TOO. But that's because young people seem to tip like assholes, and Asians in general don't tip very much.
Originally Posted by justjustin
I was at a restaurant in Japan when an Asian guy stepped in, was handed a menu by a woman working there, and after she spoke one sentence to him he interjected with the most standard American accent ever, "Oh sorry, I don't speak Japanese." Her expression immediately flattened and her eyes glazed over as she walked away completely dumbstruck. I will never forget her priceless expression, or how hard I had to bite my lip to keep from laughing. Maybe she was just tired and wasn't ready for that mind-blowing experience.
But it really put into perspective how tough it can be looking Asian in such an ethnically homogenized country, and how people rely so much on how a person looks when they're about to speak to someone.
Also in Japan, I was on a train and two guys, four feet away from me, just started talking about my shoes, going back and forth between each other wondering what material they were made out of-- suede? leather?-- real incidental stuff. Never looked at me, never said anything to me; I'm just some nondescript white guy. I wasn't gutsy enough to say they were leather in either English or Japanese, but I'll bet that guy I saw in the restaurant doesn't experience that sort of thing.
I've heard that Japan is like that about foreigners.
To be fair, I once had someone ask me if I speak English in the US.
Originally Posted by TsuXna
Yay Asian thread, tho I am pretty sure no one else in here is from Tajikistan and only a few heard of it :/
I'VE HEARD OF IT.
Originally Posted by leonidas.
So there's this stereotype about Asian women that they're only interested in White Western Men. What do you guys think about this? I personally find it a hasty generalization, while it is true that some women prefer Caucasian men, they don't represent the whole group.
5% of the population is Asian, and since Asian women generally aren't seen as undesirable the way Asian men are, it makes sense that an Asian women might date a "white guy," given that there's probably 20 more of them for every 1 Asian male.
Aside from that, whenever I hear that stereotype, I roll my eyes internally and make a mental checkmark on whoever said that-- NOPE
Originally Posted by claviertekky
Torrance/Gardena area has a lot of Japanese eats. I don't know if that's going to change once Toyota moves out though.
Is your dad going to make the jump to Texas? Seeing a lot of Toyota job listings stating future employees must move.
Funny you should ask-- my dad and my mom just left for Dallas a couple hours ago. My dad is definitely moving. I don't think my mom is, though.