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27 October 2006 @ 10:17 pm
Keep your head up, movin' on~  
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

I started trying to write the essay again, since I need to submit it by Monday. Luckily, they're accepting it by e-mail now. Anyhow, this time I'm taking the suggestion from my sis. And y'know, 600 words is actually a lot when you're writing it. Well, whatever. Mm... so yesterday, I overslept and woke up with a hugeass headache so I asked my mom to call me in sick and took the day off. It was nice. I went back to sleep and woke up at 11:45am-ish. It was refreshing getting the sleep, but I lost it all last night. Oh well. I wonder what they're looking for in our essays though. There's not really much to say about "growing up as an Asian American" when the rest of the community isn't really... un-Asian. I dunno. I just kind of wonder what they want to read. The form says: "The purpose is to promote cultural connection between generations." I don't really get it.

Like, I kind of understand there is a cultural gap sometimes, but I've pretty much grown up with my Chinese background and stuffs. Mm. It kind of reminds me of when we read The Joy Luck Club though. The mothers and daughters were separated by their generations. Mm, I really liked that book. Well, there'll always be some gap of some sort. It makes me kind of wonder about other Asian families. What are the parents' relationships with their children? I mean, all you hear from Asian teens is complaints about their parents not being satisfied with grades, etc. There's gotta be something deeper than that... y'know? I don't really see my parents much now since I work, but back when I was a kid, I didn't really see them much either. My parents are always working. However, while there does exist somewhat of a gap, I do talk with my parents and I enjoy it when I do.

There is something that bothers me though. Today, when my dad was asking me about what plans I had for Sunday, I replied that I had to go over to a friend's to work on a Lit project. He was saying how while my sister is independent and an adult, I am not and I need to be kept track of. This kind of pisses me off. Once again, he just kind of pops into my life and is able to decide whether or not I get the say. Of course, that's the parent's role, but... I don't know, it just really, really bugs me. "You have your license now and a lot of freedom because of it, but remember that you're not an adult yet." -sigh- Eighteen = adulthood. But, I've been taking care of myself all these years. What does he think I've been doing?
Mood: tiredtired
Music: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Elwenctrl_a on October 28th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
I didn't really like Joy Luck Club when we read it, but the unit was fun because I got to teach the class how to play mah-jong, and then at a sleepover we played it all night while watching Sailor Moon. XD