They want you to strive for perfection in every single avenue. This may have, at one time, mostly applied to grades. My father, who not so coincidentally works in the IT field, probably wants me to be with someone as career-driven as himself, someone who can provide for a family of five like he has. The thing is, I am not my parents. I have no plans to move to a mostly white, affluent suburb in Middle America.
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I would not have thought about this matter until this year when I reach the 20th year of my life, I have been asked by quite a few adults about having a boyfriend. I also saw my Mom sticking to that same question whenever she meets anyone who is around my age over Even if she would not oppose or say anything, high chance is that she would blame every single B I had and will have in college and all mistakes and failures just because I date. Growing up with traditional Asian family probably has haunted you on how strict your parents are. You probably have had enough of those lectures and heavy criticism on how to not date someone and your only job is to study. First, your partner needs to be the opposite sex.
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But they are Asian" Are they Taiwanese? This sounds about right. And by mid 30, forget men, just have a child. Don't worry about marriage, just have a child.
T he other day, I was graced with an article in my inbox that describes perfectly the feelings of one adult Asian towards her parents and her culture. Ironically, the same sentiment arises halfway through the story, when the author realizes that she needs help in order to get her mother into the best care possible. She is pregnant. Would my parents still be the same parents, with the same thoughts, ideas, and beliefs? Or would they merge and assimilate with the place that they live in?