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Normal To Not Feel Asian?

Born in Canada, but i am 100% Vietnamese, is it normal to feel like i do not belong in the whole Asian culture? Maybe its because i lived my whole life in Canada and i do not hang out with many asian people, but when i do, i get unconfortable when I am surrounded by many of them. Anyone else has that problem?
Yellowdude Yellowdude 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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Yeah, i feel the same way too.I grew up in a vietnamese community. All those co and chu are good friends of my parents. But i can't be around them without feeling an outcast or awkward. Those children of them don't even know i exist. Because i don't like to attend vietnamese festivals or parties. Even with my family who lives in the Netherlands. I just dont really like the vietnamese culture. they're all ba 8.

Khoe khong em?

You're a Canadian. Deal with it. I have friends who are Canadian.

to be honest, I feel exactly the same. I've lived in the US my whole life so far and don't feel a bit Korean.

i have the same thing, i feel so uncomfortable around asian people :p. most of my friends are white.

Makes you feel like a white person as well doesnt it? :P

Yea I do too. It's because we were raised out of our parents countries ,

I'm also viet and grew up with aussies. After the first time I went back to Vietnam that opened up my eyes and made me start to appreciate the culture. I am now cut they I don't really have any asian friends :(

Hey, I feel uncomfortable when there's too much of my own descent around me too. (I'm also Vietnamese too) You're not alone aha, although I don't mind a few viets as long as they aren't nosy fobs...

Right! A few of them is fine, but them all together, they're in their own little world

LOL yeah and as for me I just feel like I'm stuck in some weird asian union group whenever I'm surrounded by too much asians x____x

It feels like it is inevitable. Its like in our blood to just "find" them :P

I am white, I understand a fair amount of Vietnamese, not great at writing it, but speaking is not bad, and I love to attend the different events at the Buddhist temple. I enjoy it all. What I find really funny is the old Vietnamese ladies will speak to each other about me, for example they will say to each other, " Amazing, he is a white guy, but he is not lazy, he works hard in the temple and brings veggies from his garden at home to use to make the temple lunch" ,,, I then respond back that if they gave more white people a chance they would find that most are not lazy. They then look embarrassed and also amazed that I understood what they were talking about. it can be fun. I get a kick out of that, many Vietnamese do negatively view white people. I have often been the only white person at an event with 400-500 Vietnamese.

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