Joseph’s Day is now my favorite church celebration because I get to switch back and forth between Spanish and Italian at the table. Ramon describes himself as “media lengua,” which means he can’t roll “r”s in words like “arroz” (rice) or “perro” (dog). Reply In Hawaii, they’re called “hapa.” In Hong Kong, they’re “Wan Hyut” or just “Mixy”. I’m caucasian, American, and my husband is Chinese. I visited Seattle and Vancouver a few years ago with my son, both of us for sight-seeing, him for hiking, me for searching for Chinese music in both China towns. I’ve always collected a lot of it, my favorite singer being Fei-Yu-Ching (Qing-alternate sp). I have a great excuse for not moving back to the U. I have been fighting for years to be taken seriously as a multiculturalist because I have married into another culture.I, on the other hand, can roll the “r” and no one ever guesses where I am originally from. 9) Chinese food is just HEALTHIER than most western food I am familiar with… Here, in America, they’re multi-racial…or just Eurasian. But it does weird my mother out a little bit to see an exact copy of her own green eyes…looking out of almond shaped eyes on a tan little face! I also love erhu music and there are many other singers I like. My husband was born in Manchuria (dung bei), moved to Shanghai, then to Taiwan when he was 16 where his father was a senator which is a story in itself since he did not belong to the party and refused to join. This should be right up there with other reasons for accessing a culture, such as being born on a military base abroad, having parents in the Peace Corps or being the child of immigrants.As a friend once jokingly told me, “It’s better to have an Italian accent than a gringo accent.” Reply After living in Hong Kong for two years, I came home to Seattle…and promptly met, fell in love with, and married a man from Hong Kong. 8) My kids voluntarily eat tofu, dried whole fish and “juice” made from flowers! (Today, he said his teeth had “plague.” He meant plaque.) 6) His mother! Reply I am Scottish and living with a Catalan man near Barcelona. Dugan Romano’s book Intercultural Marriage even explores various types- I am a Nontraditional.
Like Cory we spend all of our vacations visiting family on the other side of the pond and in Europe and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We would like the girls to have both passports which will give them the opportunity to be able to choose where they want to attend university and live. Reply A family that shares two cultures, two languages and two lifestyles is just so rich!
Reply I didn’t marry a man from another country, but I did marry one whose family is intractably Republican. I converted him in the end, but we still have to have holidays with Republicans! You should write one titled “10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Republican (Like I Did)”! Knowing you, it would be hilarious, full of tongue-in-cheek witticisms and so much more. then you could have had both the foreigner elements AND the Republican elements – oh yea baby, bring it on! Being married to a republican would DEFINITELY be more difficult than being married to my Chinese husband. I’m currently not speaking to one of my husband’s nephews who is a far right wing idiot who just can’t keep his mouth shut.
😉 Reply I think if I were married to a republican I would go insane or want to leave him. I used to really care for him but he really pushed me TOO FAR!!! although we are both native English speakers the cultural differences between Americans and Brits is vast!
Ok, sometimes this can be completely annoying since every vacation abroad is filled with visiting his family but hey, at least I have a reason to board the plane and it is great not to have to cook and clean for a month. Our children will speak another language and we won’t have to pay an expensive tutor. ) but the for getting family and friends together twice is fantastic! If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use this website. I think I married the ONE American who doesn’t find the Latvian thing fascinating, exotic or especially worthwhile!