// Writing Meme//

I was tagged by Squishy, so here is a writing meme:

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Lost Underwater Lion City: Rediscovery of China’s ‘Atlantis

Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290 000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years. Touristic expeditions are projected. A diving into Chinese Antiquity in the next part of the article.

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master-of-duct-tape:

Specimen.

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Apple Genius (Aaron): I have the exact same glasses!
Natasha: Wow, you two are practically twins. 
Apple Genius (Aaron): Yeah, I wish! Specimen!

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// Hello I’m Nekyua and I’m looking for another person to do a table with hopefully at Fanime 2014 for Artist Alley.//

nekyua:

I am just literally going to post this on like every site I’m on I guess. Here just have a link to the forum post I made regarding this. 

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,19146.0.html

And here let me copy a few TL;DR things:

Hello I’m Nekyua and I’m looking for another person to do a table with hopefully at Fanime 2014 for Artist Alley.

Okay I have 0 experience with doing anything AA related ):

I’m hoping someone experienced can help me out, but if you aren’t and want to do it with me and you’re pretty cool then it’s okay we can be nubby together xoxo.

I’m pretty blunt, so like honestly if a few people actually are interested in this then I’m going to pretty much judge who I wanna be with based on your art and my chemistry with your personality (; 

If you’re local around SJ that would be pretty chill too cause then we can meet up and holla about this or something. If not that’s cool too we can just chit chat on like skype/twitter/da/tumblr something or another and meet at con and be like ooOooooOOOOOOooo.

I know it’s kind of like silly to post on here since I have almost nada followers (or well isnt that the case with just about every site I’m on— that’s okay I guess but ahhh) but hey it’s worth a try at least right?

I also honestly really appreciate if this gets signal boosted a bit or anything cause you know you never know there might be someone out there who be down.

aquestionofcharacter:

weedshibe:

skippylynn:

May you have the artistic confidence of a twelve year old on deviantart with a sonic oc

God bless

And the literary confidence of a 13 year old on LiveJournal who ships Sasuke and Naruto. Amen.

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// Cubicles 4 Life//

I don’t want to admit it, but I’m a bit stressed at work. 

I can do this. 

Just little by little with some focus. 

I choose this life. 

Now…let’s enter some purchase requisitions. 

http://juliebeefjerky.tumblr.com/post/80147509532/kissthesewalls-juliebeefjerky-im-reading-a

kissthesewalls:

juliebeefjerky:

i’m reading a study about asian-american stereotypes and for some reason filipinos are grouped separately from southeast asians????? why???? are we not southeast asians what is going on?????????

Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and…

I thought about the grouping they did and I realized, it may have to do with the period of the initial immigrant waves.  The East Asian groups seemed to follow the immigrants that formed the first diaspora in the late 1800’s-early 1900’s.  The Chinese came first, then the Japanese and Koreans, and Filipinos.  Other SE Asians started a large wave of immigration in the mid to late 1900’s. Another wave of Filipinos did come in the mid to late 1900’s, but I noticed some economic, educational, and occupational differences. 

Anyway, I could go on and on - Asian-American Studies was my minor, so I’m a bit more understanding of it than average.  However, I was reading several of the responses from whoever reblogged this and yes, I understood why they could be upset, but I just shook my head.   I had to try to explain something about why it may have happened because, in some cases, I was straight up offended at the blatant disregard of over a century of changing and varied Fil-Am identification in favor of simply “it should be ____” and ridicule.

There are numerous factors that go into how people self-identify and there are cases where in the same place, time, and from the same background, how they identify themselves within the greater minority may be different.  Sometimes, we just don’t want to be lumped together with stereotypes like the Model Minority or rebel against the expectations put on us by the dominant culture/sub culture or may be we just LOOK more like one group than we do another.

There is just a ton of factors and that note you included about the study on Filipinos and SE Asians basically getting into more fights - I don’t know how to put it in words, but having lived it - I completely understand why that’s possible.  I knew a good handful of SE Asians, Filipinos included, who were involved in gangs.  Like friend’s bro got shot point blank in the head at his job gangs. 

I’m 31 years old, I grew up in an urban area with a huge minority population, I’ve lived with the interactions and gone through the ever-changing motion of what I self-identify as.  Times change, so do groupings and understandings and treatments of such.  They will continue to change and I would appreciate it if people weren’t so self-righteous with their ethnic identity assignment without taking all those other things into consideration or just completely dismissing them.

If’s fine to state that times have changed and that this is the correct category we should list ourselves.  It’s great that people would like to correct this detail; however, when it comes to how individuals identify themselves, don’t make it seem as if you know more than they do and that they are completely wrong with no basis what-so-ever, when you haven’t been through the experience that led them to self-identify as they do. 

Please do not disregard my experience and my identity so easily.

juliebeefjerky:

i’m reading a study about asian-american stereotypes and for some reason filipinos are grouped separately from southeast asians????? why???? are we not southeast asians what is going on?????????

Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Hmong)

East Asian (Chinese, Filipino, Koreans, and Japanese)

????????????????????????????

I’m always amused when non-AA’s try to figure this out, because they don’t know the half of it.  The truth is, it really depends who you ask, where, during what time period you are referring to, and who is doing the classification.  When they’re doing censuses, they don’t often split up the actual ethnic identities UNLESS there is a significant population that needs to be tallied up.  Some places may just have “Asian” and then encompass everyone from Turkey and EAST of it.  In some places, they lump “Asian/Pacific Islander”.  In others, they’ll break it down further and further.  It all really depends.  Back in my elementary school years, there were Asian/Pacific Islander, then by high school “Asian” or “Pacific Islander”, then “SE Asian” or “E Asian” or “Pacific Islander”, now, they sometimes have those categories AND separate ones for specific ethnicity. 

So, when people go back to study the data, it gets confusing and there is no ONE set system to go by.  They can also lump groups that have similar circles of influence, diet, language, genetic factors (when you think Taiwanese, you don’t think of the native populace that has similar genetics to ethnic Filipinos, do you?) as well as just region. 

As far as language goes, it can be broken down further.  For instance, technically in the US, I’m a linguistic minority (Ilocano - the majority of Fil-Ams now come from Tagalog backgrounds, except for a few pockets, like around Hawaii) of a ethnic minority (Filipino) of a minority group (Asian). 

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