Check out Eurasian Sensation’s recent article in Peril Magazine where he talks about the differences between Asian Americans and Asian Australians. Check out the views that I shared, and tell me if I’m wrong or right about our culture. It’s good stuff, and it’s very good for both Asian Americans and Asian Australians to think about. The more knowledge we have, the more possibilities we’re able to see for our respective cultures.
Interesting side note: I enjoyed MasterChef in the U.S., but I got frustrated at the mean judge who kept screaming and insulting the contestants. He happened to have been born with privileged connections, being the son of Lidia, one of the most famous chefs in the world, and I thought he was out of line more often than not when he was shouting and insulting those less fortunate. But then I tuned into Australian MasterChef (because I knew there would be more Asian-style food), and the judges were just so damn nice that it put me to sleep faster than the Toby Imada triangle. They even gave them recipes to follow, and they helped them instead of cursing at them when they failed. Horrors! I guess this means Americans are assholes, and that Americans love assholes. So between Asian Australians and Asian Americans, if I were to bet on people being polite and helpful, I’m gonna double down on down under.
Also, blast from the past: Check out this old podcast with me, Larry, and Anna from Australia where we talk about Asian activism in America and in Australia. That was the first time I’d ever heard of the White Australian Policy.