When my parents moved here after the civil war back home, they settled in an area packed with other immigrants from the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, Iraq, and other East African countries. I never felt like I was an oddity until we moved to a suburb where immigrants like us were far and few in between.
You speak in your mother tongue faster than you think.
I am the Asian sheep in my Italian-American family.
The shocking meaning behind so many of your favorite sayings.
Kilig (Tagalog): The feeling of butterflies in your stomach, usually when something romantic takes place.
Our whole being craves the mountains, the sea, the sunshine between the trees in the forests of the Earth, even if we don’t know what to expect from the landscapes and the cultures themselves.
Being in a relationship can change the way couples look, communicate and so much more.
What’s more important to remember is that we misuse language like this all the time. It’s a perfectly normal part of the English language. See right there?
We’ll keep speaking that language. We’ll keep trying to convince you that we’re something other than what we are.
But because of the times, you might have to be a bit more oblivious about the way your language manifests racism because you know, you wouldn’t want people to flat-out call you a racist or something like that.