2008-12-14

Oooh, you are so exotic, baby

Though I am not really Asian, this spoken-word performance captures very well how I sometimes feel when I become an object of superficial idle inquiries about my origin, my "culture" frequently reduced to cuisine, and how to say certain words in "my language."

Being an object, an exotic exhibit, subject to stares of "normal people" -- all of that does not make me feel appreciated, it makes me feel excluded. Glad to see I am not alone.