Sunday Sketch #25

Scan 49

This is a character I’m using in a project…might as well just post it.

~Dennis

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The Potential of Everyone Varies / Understanding Asian Parents / High Achievers / Why Akame ga Kill! Was Really Bad

NOTE: If you were looking to read about Akame ga Kill!, you can scroll past the talk about Asians and students and stuff.

“Not all people are clever.”

Clearly. That’s why there are many different type of people in this world. Why there are people that have super high IQs and those with ones that range down to…you know what I mean. Not everyone can be doctors or lawyers or businessmen; we all have a different purpose in society. The smarter people at the higher points of society, with those who can’t perform as well at the other parts. Or you could view the quote as “not everyone shares the same potential.”

Please don’t be offended for what I am about to talk about. I am not saying that you are not smart in any way. I am going to talk about how every single person in this world has a different potential, so Asian parents, or maybe parents in general, should realize the potential of their own child, not what they want their child to be. They continue a belief of “if my friend’s child can do it, why can’t you?” Continue reading

The Decline Of Vietnamese Roots Within Vietnamese-Americans

What do I mean by decline of Vietnamese roots within Vietnamese-Americans?  Well, what I mean is how quickly so many Vietnamese-Americans are losing their ways, which means that it is no longer proper to call them Vietnamese people anymore, just Americans. Now I’ve been thinking about writing a post like this for a while, because I’m noticing it happen way too much, like every time I go into a Vietnamese restaurant, I get annoyed by the parents who keep talking English to their child. A recent discussion with my friend about Greek mythology and classicism led to me thinking about how it was revived during the periods of the Renaissance and Neoclassicism. Those cultures fell apart, but was eventually brought back. We are closing in towards abandonment of Vietnamese culture in the Americas, and I can tell you why with two reasons.

1. LANGUAGE

Seriously, there is nothing that ticks me off the more than this. I mean, the blame of our generation of Vietnamese-Americans not understanding Vietnamese should be put on the parents.  I hear the parents of those children blurt out pitiful excuses such as saying that they are afraid the child will have a hard time comprehending the English language. Geez, my first language was Vietnamese. Then, I have parents saying that they don’t have the time or expenses to be enrolling their child in Vietnamese classes. At Vietnamese classes, you learn how to write and read, history, geography, etc.  So even if the child is unable to read or write in Vietnamese, they should at least be able to talk because the parents are Vietnamese, which means that should be the language that the parents are talking to them with supposedly, right?  But no. Parents would rather talk to the child with an English language that is so hard to hear, some would rather not hear at all.  And please, don’t tell me that since one of the spouses is of a different race means that the child doesn’t have to learn Vietnamese. I have a friend that is even more fluent than I am, and he’s only half-Vietnamese.  Continue reading