First thing first: gotta stock up that soy sauce, sambal and ofcourse, miegoreng (excuse my second fez)
I’m almost near the end of the semester, trying to finish my last submission but not feeling it atm so here I am, escaping to the internet like a true millennial🙃
Almost all of my assessments require me to have a sense of awareness of where I stand in the different domains of identities that intersect (culture, ethnicity, gender, age, etc.) that I often overlook.
For instance, I’d ask,
What does your culture mean to you?
Is it the food you’re used to eat, the language that you speak, the music that makes you dance.
Maybe it’s all of it, more than that, or none at all.
Does it bring you a sense of pride, or does it make you feel indifferent?
Do you identify with one, or do you embrace the many?
Do you get to choose, or do you let the world uncover it for you?
And so on.
It’s the questions like these that help me understand what brings me here and what I can make out if it.
I don’t have the answers to all but mine, and it’ll definitely be different than yours.
Every now and then I’d still get people asking, ‘oh you’re X? But you don’t seem like X’, ‘I thought you’re X because you look like X’, ‘you can’t be X, you’re Y’ and yeah you get the idea.
I love those kind of questions though, because I get to surprise them with my answers and break the stereotypes that they have.
It only takes a conversation to build an awareness 🙂
This caption is getting way too long so I’ll stop here😂
It’s also prolly just the effects of too much miegoreng and coffee😁🤪
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