Posted by Dinky Mind on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 in
You Know You're Asian/Pakistani If:

your parents still tried to get you into places half-price saying
you were 12 when you were really 15.

you ask your parents help on one math problem and 2 hours later
they're still lecturing.

everyone thinks you're "Indian" no matter what part of South Asia
our ancestors were from.

your parents enjoy comparing you to their friends' kids.

your parents say, "Don't forget your heritage."

you drive mostly Japanese cars.

you've learned to keep bargaining even if the prices are rock bottom.

you know what's going to happen in every Hindi movie before it happens

you've never gotten little red envelopes around February.

piles of shoes tend to make it hard to open the front, back and closet

at least one family member wears black wire/plastic frame glasses

your parents hover over your tired, caffeine-drugged body at 12
midnight to say, "In India (or other native country), we studied
even more."

your parents expect you'll be best friends with any one off the
street in any given area as long as they are Asian.

an Asian woman comes on campus and people ask: "Is that your mother?
Well then, is it your sister?"

your parents say, "Calculus? I took calculus in 8th grade!!"

everyone thinks you're good at math.

your aunts and uncles bring you back adorable clothing From Asia
with fuzzy bunnies, vinyl ducks and English words that make no
sense, in great colors like yellow, pink, magenta, orange and the
ever popular lime green.

your parents insist you marry within your race.

you either really, really want to go to NYU or really, really
want to stay away from it

your parents have never kissed you

"You want a stereo!" When I was your age, I didn't even have shoes!!"

you have to call just about all your parent's friends "Auntie and

you have 12+ aunts and uncles from both your mother's and your
father's side

at expensive restaurants, you order a delicious glass of water
for your beverage and NEVER order dessert.

you will most likely be taller than your parents.

your parents have either made you play the piano, the violin or both.

you get nothing if you do well in school, but crapped on if you don't

when going to other peoples' houses, you always have to bring a gift.

your family owns a tennis racquet.

your family owns butcher knives bigger than your head.

your parents tell you about how long it took for them to get to
school, how horrible the weather was in their native country, and
how much they still appreciated going

your parents buy you clothes and shoes many sizes too big so you
can "grow into it" and wear it for years to come."



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