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M-theory:
So, while feeling down recently, I began reading two sites that a dear friend linked me to. If you're a fan of Engrish.com, you may enjoy them as well. They're a collection of humourous and often tear-inducingly sweet communiques with Asian-American parents. I stayed up many hours past bedtime reading all of both.

http://www.mymomisafob.com

http://www.mydadisafob.com

FOB, for those of you not familiar with the terminology, means "fresh off the boat" - it refers to an emigrant, usually from Asia, who hasn't integrated into the local culture very much. Most of the humour factor is from the broken English/lost in translation factor, although some of it is culture clash, generation gap, and overall ludicrous situations. It's also an absolute museum of guilt and PA at times.

I hope that this isn't considered racist in the purview of this forum, and I know I'm taking my chances there, but I wanted to share something that cheered me up immeasurably.

DangerMouth:
haha, I like this one:

My mom emailed me after we had a huge fight:

“Ok, you will be fine for everthing. Actually you are excellent so far. I will support you for all. you are my only child. it is not the big deal. I will help you. We need the drama in life. Otherwise the lift will only like the water. We need the different drink. ok? take care. go to sleep.”

Cute!

M-theory:
I'm slain by all the "mommy" and "daddy." My father wanted me to start calling him by his first name when I was 16 - we compromised, and I call him Dad. :-\

Julep:
Oh, come on. I didn't need another hilarious blog to distract me from my work! LOL, this is priceless. Here's my favorite so far.
http://mydadisafob.com/2010/03/05/lost-in-meaty-translation/

lilihob:
I'm British, born here, but my mum's English was learnt along side me, the steak story breaks my heart, I always translate when necessary, how could they not help out their parent." Hung his head in shame" :'(. Bah to that poor man's nasty child >:(.

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