January 19th, 2006


mmm, tasty heritage

For the sake of clarification:

This is what Taiwanese people eat.

This is what Chinese-Americans eat.

This is what other Americans eat at Chinese restaurants.

My parents' generation of Taiwanese-American immigrants often fails to observe the distinction.

Of course, this may be protective self-denial in the interest of the One Rule of Chinese Immigration:

No first-generation immigrant may go two weeks without eating Chinese food.

What happens if this rule is broken? I wouldn't know. I've never seen it happen.

I'm just glad I'm exempt.
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