Discussion in 'Vietnamese Chat' started by Floe.Babii, Jan 16, 2009.
i find most people who have a asian mix, tend to be more proud of the asian side .
That's not a common sight tbh , although that's alot different to Eurasian mix. Being Chinese/Viet it's very hard to tell. Plus most Viet names can be translated to Chinese and vice versa without a problem.
im a halfty too but most of my viet friends dont know, especially the girls, so sometimes they say things in viet infront of me not knowing i know what they are saying. it is fun
Your a Eurasian that can speak/understand Viet? :|:|:|:| wow. That's rare.
just for the record, "happa" is a term that originated in Hawaii.
(unfortunately for me, i'm no happa. i'm not even viet either. i'm 100% chinese.)
Yeah, I already have enough of an identity crisis being a full Chinese Asian-American. When I go to Asia, people consider me American. When I'm in America, people consider me Asian. It's like, there's no one country to which I belong!
lol, I've lost count of how many times I've met a girl who's claimed she's 1/2 this and 1/2 that and yet, can't speak either language. I've also met a ton of Viet people who claim they're 1/2 Chinese, but know nothing about its language or culture aside from "Dim Sum" and "Chinese New Year".
You can't consider yourself proud of your native heritage if you've never so much as made an attempt to learn its language. There's a difference between being proud of being Eurasian and being proud of being Vietnamese.
I noticed a lot Chinese/Vietnamese on here and want to clarify that a lot of you are not "mixed" like you claimed to be. My definition of half this or that is when you're really mixed in blood - White and Asian. Most Chinese claimed to be half Vietnamese because they were born there. That's not it. You're still fully Chinese unless you married a real Vietnamese person.
The same with Filipino. You're still CHINESE even though you're born in the Philippines. I know a lot of Chinese families picking-up Filipino surname because you can't work or start a business without a Filipino last name.
I also agree with Casshern that you can't say you're proud of your heritage when you don't know shit about it especially the attempt of learning at least the basic communication - language.
Does China / Hong Kong makes me mix =)
^ very funny ... i am sure ralph can provide you the answer ... lol
Totally wholeheartedly agreed with that. To tell you the truth, I know some people who claim to be half-Viet, half-Chinese and don't know either languages which disgusts me. Also picking up with your thing about Chinese New Year, I still believe that there is a difference (especially on traditional events) between the Chinese New Year and the Tet (Vietnamese version of New Year). Some of the people I know still think it's the same thing because it's on the same day (which is not necessary the case at all).
Being mixed myself, I tend to favour my Viet pride. Why? Because I grew up with the culture and grew up speaking the language. I do speak some Mando as I was learning it, but as for Canto I have no idea about it. I also am disgusted by some mainland Chinese stuff, which is why I don't really have any Chinese pride whatsoever.
And to add on the identity crisis. I agree with you there. I think I'm British Viet, when I'm Vietnam they think I'm British or from USA/Europe/AUS. When I'm in Britain, they consider me being Asian. When Brits and Viets look at my last name, they immediately think I'm Chinese. It truly sucks. Being mixed makes you feel like you belong to no country...that's why I go with the passport - British. Guess that's official.
^ .. viet and british = chinese .. lol ..
are you a local??
viet + british = vietish
british + viet = brivet
whole new race altogether.....-whistle
^what about brown bear+british????
^ kung kung + viet = wanabe-viet -tongue2
wahhhh bb gum yai geh. wan ahh kung kung hmmphh-noclue
I wonder if this fem goes on every board she comes across and throw up the same thread.
why do you think so? did you see her or the same thread in other forums or something??
suck but i think the "mixed" isn't a bad topic though.
self promotion and indulgence with a side of let 90% of my posts be related to me. to each their own.