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Entries Tagged as 'Asian'

“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – Amy Chua

Given that my wife is Asian, this was…. awkward to read. I can’t even say that I’d never dated an Asian woman before her!

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Love, Uncategorized

Personally, I think Debussy was just going through a phase, fetishizing the exotic. The same thing happened to Debussy’s fellow Frenchmen Henri Rousseau and Paul Gauguin, who started painting Polynesian natives all the time. A particularly disgusting variation of this phenomenon can be found in modern-day California: men with Yellow Fever, who date only Asian [...]

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The Beginning of Youth – “Twenty fragments of a ravenous youth” – Xiaolu Guo

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · China, Description, Writing

MY YOUTH BEGAN WHEN I WAS 21. At least, that’s when I decided it began. That was when I started to think that all those shiny things in life – some of them might possibly be for me.

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