The “Asian accent” tells the story of Chinese-American assimilation in a nutshell. Our parents have the accent that white Americans perceive as the most foreign out of all the possible alternatives, so our choice is to have no accent at all. The accent of our parents is the accent of the grimy streets of Chinatown with its mahjong parlors and fried food stalls and counterfeit jewelry, so we work to wipe away all traces of that world from our speech so we can settle comfortably into our roles as respectable middle-class doctors, lawyers, engineers, hundreds of miles from Chinatown.

No wonder we react so viscerally to the “ching-chong, ching-chong” schoolyard taunt. To attack our language, our ability to sound “normal,” is to attack our ability to be normal. It’s to attack everything we’ve worked for.

And make no mistake about it — to sound like a “normal” American is to wield privilege.
Breaking Out The Broken English : Code Switch : NPR (via jasmined)

i’m going to see an explosion next week!!!

beefmilk2:

pansoph:

for chinese new year they get all these famous actors and comedians together and they do a lil show and one of the comedians was like “i was in a hotel in america once and there was a mouse in my room so i called reception except i forgot the english word for mouse so instead i said ‘you know tom and jerry? jerry is here’

jerry is here

HAHAHA i used to watch this every year

Anonymous: Drake stans like you are the worst tbh...

lilgivenchyprincess:

I’m not a stan I am his Wife His Best Friend His confidant His silly rabbit


WOW what a difference a good makeup brush makes 

i always used some random bare minerals brush (turns out its originally used for bronzer) to put on my foundation but today i invested in a kabuki brush and the difference is no joke

now that i think about it buying makeup is kind of misleading. you think you just need the product itself but most of the time you’ll also need a primer, a finishing powder, a good brush…etc…

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