This is the story of how I met Gary Chan. It is also the story of how I got inspired to write these series of blog posts as a way of redefining "How To Be A Good Asian."
Redefining what it means to be "A Good Asian" is a lifelong process for me - I had plenty of reasons in my own life to figure this out for myself and with my good friends in private chats. For example, after I started performing stand-up comedy and talking about quitting my previous career, so many people in my audiences (many Asian American) would come up to me and say they wanted to do that too but were so afraid. I wrote about that in a previous blog: "I want to be a Good Asian, but now I want to do what I love."...[continue reading]
I'm so excited to announce that I will be publishing a new series of blogs about "HOW TO BE A GOOD ASIAN" - my way of redefining what it means to be a "GOOD ASIAN" and live happier more fulfilling lives. It's gonna be the blog I WISH I could've read when I was coming up in middle school and high school.
OH. You heard that right. LEMME 'SPLAIN.
I grew up being a "GOOD ASIAN" any immigrant parent would LOVE. Stay out of trouble, straight As, president of student organizations, got into top schools like Swarthmore, Harvard and MIT, scholarships and fellowships. Like, ferreals, if you needed to copy off of someone in class, I'd be your top pick.
But deep inside, I was LOST. [continue reading]