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you know you are chinese when…

if you are chinese, take a look at this list – i’m too lazy to copy them all. i just wrote down the ones apply to me. some of them are unique only to chinese i think or asians

Your stove is covered with aluminum foil. – actually just the bowls for the burner

You use the dishwasher as a dish rack. – i thought it was a great idea. don’t you?

You use grocery bags to hold garbage. – what’s wrong with that?

You always leave your shoes at the door.

You twirl your pen around your fingers.

Your dad thinks he can fix everything himself. – LOL but in my case, it’s true. my dad is a very good electrocian and handy man.

You beat eggs with chopsticks.

You’re a wok user.

You like Chinese films in their original undubbed versions. – well OF COURSE! no language is more beautiful than chinese.

Your parents never go to the movies.

You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don’t eat the last piece of food on the table. – well the first part is true for me most of the time. coz we all taught how hard it was for the farmers to plant crops when we were small

Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

You love Chinese Martial Arts films.

You hate to spend more than $5 for lunch.

You have more than five remotes in your house. – who doesn’t these days?

You’ve worn glasses at least since the fifth grade. – yea 5th grade i was still in china. and the intense studying for upcoming middle school exam pretty much destroyed my vision. we serious studied 10 hours a day in school plus 4 hours of homework. i can’t believe i survived it.

You drive around looking for the cheapest gas. – which reminds me this one time when we met a friend of andy’s at a cheaper gas station. we asked if he came to get cheap gas. he went oh is the gas here cheap? i just get gas.

You always have water when dining out. – most of the time. i hate how they over charge you so much on other drinks. wtf?

You hate eating cheese. – wow how do you know? esp. parmezang (or however you spell that)

You cut your own hair or had someone in your family do it. – i would if i could. most those who have the ability moved away from me WOAH ;_; but i cut my dad and andy’s hair

You only have to shave every other day – actually i don’t ever shave coz my hair is just too short and thin to be noticed. i pluck my armpits tho.

Your parents grow vegetables in a garden. – my dad’s new joy in life after they bought the house.

You are proud of being a Chinese.

12 thoughts on “you know you are chinese when…

  1. Hello! ^__^ I’m chinese so a lot of this applies to me. hahah..I love being Chinese..although I’ve never lived in China before, I want would be interesting =) Your site is so nice. Wow, I love it.

  2. Hehehe… I’m not chinese but I’m definitely asian. What struck me most was using shopping bags as garbage bags and toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin. hehehe… I am definitely asian…even though I watch chinese films with text translation…I’d rather have them text translated than voice dubbed… Truly Chinese language is one of a kind..Hephep to mandarin!!! Wo ai ni!!!

  3. I just had to chuckle. hehe
    Apart from the dishwasher, cheese and cutting hair, the other things are true for me.
    Definitely proud of being Chinese. 🙂

  4. speaking of #14 (‘You love Chinese Martial Arts films.’) – you need to tell me some of your favorites because I ADORE Chinese martial arts films 😀

  5. I’m Chinese and few of those applt to me… I never shave, I hate foil on my stove, I don’t wear glasses (I’ve studied in China before and the studies are definately not hard enough to give people glasses. I think it’s rather to do with classroom size. Sometimes I wondered if people behind could see the blackboard at all -_-), I prefer beating eggs with a fork and I don’t even know what a wok is… what’s a wok anyway o.o?

  6. I’ve read something like this before, but at another site. I’m Malaysian though, just a tiny part Chinese (one of my grandparents was Chinese). And yeah, a lot of those apply to me. D’you think it’s really an Asian/Chinese thing? Are we like super money savers? Isn’t everybody like that? I mean, people who aren’t exactly millionaires…

    I like cheese though. Especially the kind on pizzas. Mozarella. Oh, and it’s spelled Parmesan.

    My dad (who’s the half-Chinese) doesn’t. He hates cheese.

    🙂 Happy holidays!

  7. Hiya!
    Im Chinese and my surname is Hui. I’m proud of being Chinese even though some times it’s a bit embrassing the stuff we do! I mean like most of the things on the list are really true! Hong Kong is amazing, the stuff is so modern, cheap and i love their cute things like Hello Kitty and the food is pretty good! I live in the UK but i often go there to see relatives which is fun! Also i can speak cantonese but i can’t write or read Chinese!

  8. I just randomly ended up on your website trying to find layouts but this is a cool site. Nearly all that list applies for me lol except for the glasses because I live in the UK and I’m still continuing my education in High School coz I’m 15 but I have noticed alot of paople from china wearing glasses, I like cheese altho my mum hates it, and I don’t have a dishwasher:biggrin:. I’d love to go Hing Kong and have an education there coz I definetly need to improve my chinese but now you said they work you hard I think I might pass lol. Anyway all the best!

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