Why don't Asian kids backpack? Why are Asians still so conservative?
Be it the parents, grandparents, older siblings, younger siblings, family friends, family friends' friends, they all have only one thing to say to your face when you mention the word 'travelling alone' to them - "Cannot lahhhhh too dangerous lah ah girl! Must go meh? So young, stay at home and study lah. Go out travel for what? Later get raped and killed how? No one will be there for you. Don't try to be smart okay? Now go back to your room and study. Don't think too much. Study hard! Focus on nothing else but your studies! STUDY!!!!!"
It is really, very, extremely, exceedingly and intensely frustrating to have a conversation with an Asian family, or any Asian people for that matter (myself included, teehee). I shall now narrow down my focus to Malaysian families only, since I have not witnessed any sort of family conflict or confrontation among other Asian families (Well I did, but I couldn't understand the languages in which they were screaming in)
Admit it, if you are an S.E. Asian kid, and you still live with your parents, you would perhaps find some of the following "rules" pretty relatable:
- No drinking and smoking
- No drugs
- No coming home after midnight
- No miniskirts or revealing dresses
- No boyfriends
- Stay a virgin till marriage
- NEVER get pregnant before marriage
- But yes, you have to marry before you get too old