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Posted February 14th, 2008 by Peter · 318 Comments

Welcome to Stuff Asian People Like. This is stuff that Asian People Like. I think the title says it all. Leave your suggestions for future posts here. Thanks again for stopping by!

If your suggestion is specific to an Asian ethnicity, please post on these pages:

Stuff Chinese People Like
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Stuff Vietnamese People Like
Stuff Korean People Like
Stuff Filipino People Like
Stuff Thai People Like
Stuff South Asian People Like
Stuff Cambodian People Like
Stuff Lao People Like
Stuff Hmong People Like
Stuff Malaysian People Like
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[Please comment if we left a major Asian ethnicity out]

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  • 1 admin // Feb 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for coming guys. We will keep you updated with whats hot and whats not in the Asian Community!

  • 2 Just A White Guy // Feb 18, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Where is the entry on karaoke?

    This blog has been up and running for at least 4 days… That should have been covered by day #2…

    Or is it too obvious?

  • 3 Peter // Feb 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    that’s tomorrow’s topic

  • 4 phuc yu // Feb 18, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    way to sellout. nice to be colonized!

  • 5 Candy // Feb 19, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Very nice and interesting, way to go guys! Mention the Plastic Surgery!

  • 6 O'Maolchathaigh // Feb 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    This is a very cool site; lots of fun to visit.

  • 7 lol // Feb 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    This is a really fun blog to look at too:

  • 8 Note: // Feb 19, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    The Most-Viewed Posts section is only a day old. Do not think that it is because we don’t get any viewers.


  • 9 anon // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:27 am

    how about:
    - attaching charms to cellphones.
    - sqautting and spitting.
    - suping up cars, hanging around cars with all the lights and music on.
    - having 20 million pens in all the colors of the rainbow in their pencil cases.
    - having multiple pencil cases.
    - really shaggy or really spikey hair. either-or.
    …only to name a few.

  • 10 anon // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:30 am

    smoking, with their palm covering half their face, standing at an angle with a slouch back and all the weight on one leg, and one hand in the pocket.

  • 11 Anonymous // Feb 20, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I have to second awesome pencil cases which from where I sat in elementary school looked like the might be able to control a nuclear arsenal or transform into a karoake machine.

  • 12 Anonymous // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    plastic on furnitures/mattress’

  • 13 Anonymous // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    boba, DDR.

  • 14 That Guy // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    putting plastic over every single food in the fridge or before you microwave something.

    Don’t forget fighting games like Street Fighter. Someone already mentioned CS :-p

    Asian people also like the reverse mullet where they have really long bangs and frost their tips.

    Breakdancing (hell, who doesn’t like breakdancing)

    Highlights (girls like having highlights in their hair)

    That red Sraracha Hot Sauce (the plastic bottle with the rooster on it). It goes good on everything. EVERYTHING.

    Rice. And Lots of it. You’re not Asian unless you have at least a 25 lb sack of rice somewhere.

  • 15 That Guy // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    oh yeah, and at least one bottle of that chinese eagle oil stuff that smells like Ben Gay.

  • 16 That Guy // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    And if you’re asian, you know that that chinese eagle oil stuff is the cure for basically everything.

    The more eagle oil, the faster you will be healed

  • 17 bbweaksauce22 // Feb 20, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    DOTA, warcraft, basically computer games in general.

    big backpacks



    oh man i cant remember the ones that ppham and i talked about earlier

  • 18 Dr. Chan // Feb 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Yeah. We do like that Stuff.

    On top of Knock off items,

    Asian name brands,

    Outfits from China Town

    Toys from chinatown


  • 19 bbweaksauce22 // Feb 20, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    saying abbreviations from online chats in real life such as lawl (lol) and be are be (brb) and my favorite jay kay (jk)

  • 20 Rawr // Feb 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    If you guys want to learn more about Asians and such, go here:

    No this isn’t wikipedia >_>;;;;;;;;

  • 21 That Guy // Feb 21, 2008 at 9:33 am

    don’t forget crazy emoticons






  • 22 Grace // Feb 21, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Those born before 1980:

    - Louis Vuitton

    - New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”, OMD “Living in Oblivion”, Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence” and Erasure “Oh L’Amour”

    - North Face

    Those born after 1980:

    - KidRobot

    - Bape sneakers


    - Dim sum

    - Bitching about other Asians on the internet

  • 23 anon // Feb 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Anything made by Modern Talking (applies to Vietnamese, at least)

  • 24 Anon Asian // Feb 22, 2008 at 8:08 am

    WHITE GIRLS MAN!!!!!!!!

    How can you not have WHITE GIRLS somewhere in the top 5.

    Another one is “Trying to act black” especially from the filipino race

  • 25 Peter // Feb 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Coming to a blog post near you.


  • 26 Justin // Feb 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    also – asian girls behind the back tactics gossips and scariness

  • 27 Justin // Feb 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    well…at least in korean dramas….there is always a “i cannot believe it” evil evil asian girl

  • 28 shig // Feb 23, 2008 at 8:19 am

    asians have calendars in everyroom. not sure if we like em but it’s critical we are reminded of the dates.

    churches, this phenomenon seems to mostly happens with koreans, although there are reports of chinese and japanese praising the christian god.

    glasses, even when you see a asian walking down a street without one there’s good chance they’re wearing contacts. our squinty eyes were made for lenses.

  • 29 mike // Feb 23, 2008 at 10:49 am

    tripped out cars!

  • 30 Peter // Feb 23, 2008 at 1:33 pm


  • 31 Ryan // Feb 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    peace signs.

  • 32 Ryan // Feb 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    (two fingers)

  • 33 Peter // Feb 23, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Here’s some other stuff people emailed to me:
    Sitting on the floor during raves
    Emoticons -_- ^_^ :) ~
    Dance Dance Revolution
    Initial D
    Ayumi Hamasaki
    Hello Kitty
    Honda Civics
    G-Star Clothing

    And another guy:
    Fish Sauce
    Oyster Sauce
    Marlboro Reds
    Tiger Balm
    Shoes off

  • 34 jennifer // Feb 24, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    hello — i started reading “stuff white people like” and as an asian american found things on that website that even **I** could relate to…so i searched for of course the asian version of stuff they love… but this website is a bit dry… you should focus more on quirks of asian culture and behavior, rather than material objects, your list is more like “top items asians buy” … a list based more on asian habits would make it much more fun and more understandable. btw, i don’t like sanrio… i mean where are things like not wearing shoes in the house, or wearing all black all the time to any formal event, or going to casinos just for the free rooms… i mean there are classic cultural gems of asianness that you are totally missing out on.

  • 35 bugeyed girl // Feb 24, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Ferrero Rocher.

    The quintessential chocolate you bring as a gift when you’re a guest at any house.

  • 36 Peter // Feb 24, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Jennifer.

  • 37 That Guy // Feb 25, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Plastic Grocery Bags. I do not know an Asian who does not like to hoard as many plastic grocery bags as possible when going to the supermarket.

    Then we stockpile an ungodly amount of them in the kitchen so that we can use them as trash bags.

    Only suckers and white people spend money to buy trash bags.

  • 38 That Guy // Feb 25, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Also don’t forget the Badminton and Tennis as the universal Asian sport. Even if you’ve never been on a Tennis court you probably have a tennis racket in your closet if you’re Asian.

  • 39 Michelle // Feb 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    chopsticks!!!!!!! XD

  • 40 LMAO // Feb 25, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    RE: “That guy” on Plastic Grocery Bags.

    I just spit green tea all over my computer monitor because I was laughing so hard. SO TRUE. At the self-checkout stations at supermarkets I always double or triple bag just so I can make sure I have enough at home for trash bags at all times.

    Also, there should be a green tea entry. And an eating disorder/complaining about being fat all the time/fearing fat/making fun of other Asians for being fat entry.

  • 41 Peter // Feb 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for the tips, LMAO.

  • 42 Justin // Feb 26, 2008 at 12:15 am

    yeah, and mothers yelling at daughters for being fat and threatening them saying they won’t have a husband in the future, no one would want them

  • 43 That Guy // Feb 26, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Also Slippers. This goes with the “no shoes” rule. Its too inconvenient to take off and put on your shoes when going inside and outside the house. The Asian gets around this by stockpiling literally dozens of slippers near exit of the house. That way you can go outside without getting dog crap on your feet and you can go inside without getting dog crap on the carpet.

    Oh yeah, and bonus points if you wear socks with slippers. Socks + Slippers, FTW!

  • 44 Justin // Feb 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    one thing about that if they have dogs, last time i visited a friend with dogs…and his dogs goes hiding all our shoes ?!!??!?!?!? and i spent half an hour playing where is my SHOE!!

  • 45 That Guy // Feb 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

    Asian people come to buffets in droves. If not for the gambling, Asians go to the Casinos because of the limitless food singularity that we call a buffet.

    The reason? It comes back to reason #5: Bargains. Buffets are perceived to be an excellent bargain since you can get whatever and however much you want for just about 10 bucks. AND you don’t have to tip!

  • 46 Dr. Chan // Feb 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for all the tips, we appreciate it.

  • 47 That Guy // Feb 26, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Doing Dishes

    Asian people are generally regarded as technologically advanced, and that is true. But there is one machine an asian shall never use:

    The dishwasher and the dry.

    Asians simply don’t trust machines to do their dishes for them. Perhaps it is a perceived waste of money, as it takes up power, water, and extra soap.

    The closest use of the dishwasher to an asian is perhaps to store extra dishes after they have been cleaned.

  • 48 Emma // Feb 27, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    They like using =) as a smiley face instead of :) .

    Not hating on you — I find that it’s true for most of my Asian friends.

  • 49 That Guy // Feb 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Asian parents like saying “AYE YA” do express either disbelief of disappointment in their Children

  • 50 Amirite? // Feb 27, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    To be fair, That Guy, that’s just the specifically Cantonese ones, right?

  • 51 That Guy // Feb 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    true, it’s probably not universal among Asians — perhaps something I’ve heard a many times. Perhaps my parents believe me to be a failure.


    Also, Asians love air-drying their clothes. Same reason with the dish rant.

  • 52 Amirite? // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:31 am

    RE That Guy: New suggestion for this blog: “Asian parents like to believe their children are failures (AYEEE YAAAA).”

  • 53 KSquared // Feb 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    hahahah, That Guy- you are nailing everything on the head. Aye ya. I got that all the time when i was little!
    I’m on my way home in my honda civic to make a pot of rice and count my grocery bags before i load clean dishes in the dishwasher

  • 54 anon // Feb 28, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    from urban dictionary

    1. aye ya

    Aye Ya!- meaning: Oh no! or damn!
    an expression of disgust, frustration, exasperation or just plain ol pissed off.
    Derived from China, usually used by the elderly with both hands thrown in the air or slapped on both cheeks, or thighs.
    in layman terms: WTF!


  • 55 That Guy // Feb 28, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    OMG how can I forget about those giant pillows that look like sausages that Asians like to hug while they sleep. I think the technical term is body pillow or full body pillow.

    But yeah, you’re not Asian unless you have at least three full body pillows in your house. (and at least 2 on your bed as we speak) If you have 2 or less, then we consider you to be a spy.

  • 56 someone asian // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:48 am

    How about…

    Asians who think they’re white or Asians who think they’re black… Asians who hate being Asian? or who hate on Asians??? or think they’re “better Asians” for having non-Asian friends?

  • 57 someone asian // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Love this blog btw!!

  • 58 BS96 // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    How about nicknames in the language of origin, guaranteed to bring humiliation if non-Asians ever found out about them?

  • 59 cybersybil // Feb 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    recycling plastic containers with lids as “tupperware”. into which goes any amount of leftover food, be it two spoonfuls of rice or a single chicken wing.

  • 60 Brandex // Feb 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I wish the site were funnier. The “Stuff White People Like” website is mainly there to poke fun at self-righteous upper-middle-class white liberals, but I don’t see a lot of humor here. Instead, I see mainly explanations as to why Asian people do certain things. However, I can see why it can be risky for minorities to poke fun at themselves, because then all the white racists think it’s okay to join in the fun. White racists are stupid like that.

  • 61 That Guy // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    my favorite are the cultural ones– perhaps the ones that reflect asian american culture– namely 2nd generation Asian american kids who have to deal with stuff from the old country– namely the Eagle Balm take and also the weird pillow take.

    The Boba thing is great, but some of the super obvious ones like honda civic and no shoes in the house is kind of meh.

    I think the purpose of this blog is to take things that Asians do implicitly, and then make them explicit. When we actually explain them, it just sounds silly (the plastic bag take, for example). this is how Jerry Seinfeld gets most of his material, by the way.

  • 62 kvietgrl // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    yeah, i don’t think it’s good for a newly arrived group of people esp in america to express self-hate for their own kind, when they’re having a hard time already receiving it from the ones who’ve been here before. anyways, i really want to contribute to this blog, hope there’s a way it can go public soon! thanks!

  • 63 Tony // Mar 1, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    these Asian teens get cocky ’cause a “weaker species” of asians

    after shots that they rarely make they get excited….. and BOOOM !!!!

    you get cocky

    that’s why if they get cocky, they end up losing.

    over confidence doesn’t help……

    INTEGRITY does.

    all you need is enough strength and endurance to do all the things you want.

  • 64 nee nee // Mar 1, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    some suggestions:

    1) slurping food/soup up into mouth with chopsticks

    2) (asian girls) having white boyfriends

    3) buying in bulk

    4) breakdancing/hip hop dancing

    5) being cute

  • 65 anon // Mar 2, 2008 at 1:46 am

    your #3) The #1 reason why I distrust white people– stay away from our women!

  • 66 Azn Foo // Mar 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Those tin boxes with chocolate cookies that sell for around $20 at Chinese markets. They are supposed to be perceived as luxury gifts.

    Oh, also, fighting over the bill after a meal passively, saying “Not a problem” in Chinese millions of times.

  • 67 llcooldw // Mar 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm


    nok the kine thak make yole head eetch

  • 68 That Guy // Mar 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    how can I get the “being nice by offering to pay the bill at a restaurant”

    Moms and Dads and Aunts and Uncles love to fight over who gets to pay the bill at a restaurant. It makes them look really nice, but really its just a really weird game of chicken where the losing party has to pay and the winning party looks really good for at least offering to pay and then relenting and letting the other pay.

    i personally am not into that kind of thing. Whenever someone offers to pay, I say “thanks” before they can take that offer off the table. I know that’s kind of bush-league amongst asians but hey, if you offer to pay, then you go ahead and do it!

  • 69 Asia V. // Mar 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Seriously. My family and my Asian friends will devote their LIFE to phoning in for Asian people. Jasmine Trias (American Idol)? Yeah, we voted for her. At least 7 TIMES every night. Kaba Modern (America’s Best Dance Crew)? Of course we’re voting for them! The fact is, we think we are so racially superior and when we find other people of our race (especially on TV) we have a compulsion to make our race known thereby increasing our superiority. Why do you think so many Asian people look up to Bruce Lee and Jet Li? It’s because they’re Asian, they’re mainstream, therefore they’re awesome.

    Going along with your post on tricking up our rides, Asians love technology. We revel in having the best cellphone, the best mp3 player (usually handheld things). Especially cell phones. We pay SO MUCH to have them imported from Korea or god-knows-where and then we pay to have it unlocked.

    It’s a compulsion. Any self-respecting Asian person has some kind of charm on their cellphone, DS, camera, & mp3 player (if at all possible). Because, hey, they look pretty and some of them make a pleasant bell sound :)

    Many hours are wasted. This is probably why we are so elite at this form of “art.” We enjoy finding pictures of random things and adding random text while blurring the background or foreground of the picture. We also revel in having battles with other Asians to prove who is better at this skill. But we always end up getting owned by the other person :)

    Personally, I don’t do this. Many Asians feel the need to dye their hair “hollywood” (blonde/orange/something that is not their natural hair color). What’s ridiculous are the people who dye their hair black, because it’s apparently one shade blacker than their actual hair. But nobody can tell anyways…

  • 70 Scot // Mar 4, 2008 at 6:46 am


  • 71 Ray // Mar 4, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Other things us Asians love:

    -Wall to wall carpeting
    -Giving peace signs in photos
    -plastic grocery bags (I know it’s been said, but it’s so true!)
    -drinking only tsingtao or heineken
    -Michael Jordan

  • 72 Val // Mar 4, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I want to throw support to some that have already been said and add some more:

    - Designer knockoffs
    - Taking photos of themselves/each other
    - Heineken
    - Fixing things themselves, to the point of “macgyvering” ways to make something broken work again; and on that note…
    - Macgyver
    - Highlights by bleaching the hair so it turns orange
    - Shaving off your eyebrows and tattooing or drawing them in
    - Gold bling
    - Ferrero Rocher and Nips
    - Being skinny
    - Giving fruit baskets as gifts

  • 73 Dr. Chan // Mar 4, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the support.

  • 74 That Guy // Mar 5, 2008 at 1:49 am



  • 75 Asia // Mar 5, 2008 at 2:57 am

    asian people like half-asian people.

  • 76 yimay // Mar 6, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    - mechanical pencils

  • 77 yimay // Mar 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    i have so many things to add

    - asian squatting
    - taking pictures
    - criticizing others
    - fresh fruit
    - ferrero rocher/almond rocca
    - chewing on cartilage/tendons/bones (and leaving the bones in a little pile on the dinner table)
    - leaving the protective plastic on electronics/accessories/toys/lampshades
    - shaved ice desserts
    - anything that is “not too sweet” and describing it that way
    - anything that is free/used/hand-me-down
    - “european” butter cookies that come in a tin
    - guessing which nationality other asians are
    - fighting over the dinner bill
    - stealing extra napkins/condiments/bags from restaurants and stores
    - leftovers (even if the only thing that is left is the sauce, asians will take it home)
    - picking your nose in public
    - picking someone else’s earwax or letting someone else pick out yours
    - back scratchers/electric massagers/vibrators (non-sexual)
    - tiger balm
    - chiropractors
    - asian doctors
    - voting for asian politicians even if they don’t agree with their policy making
    - getting discounts from asian proprietors and giving discounts to asian customers
    - chinese herbs/vitamins/medicinal teas
    - queuing/getting in line and being first
    - (in asia) bleaching your hair so it is not black

  • 78 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Naming our kids after ivy or near ivy league schools.


    - Harvard Chen
    - Stanford Kim
    - Leland Park
    - Cornell Leung

  • 79 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Asking for extras at a restaurant discreetly in our native language (or language of the restaurant owner).

  • 80 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Oh, forgot…

    - Princeton Lee

  • 81 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:09 am

    “-Giving peace signs in photos”

    Hahaha… great one # 71. I second that one!

  • 82 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:15 am

    The “Asian Blush”….

    With the caveat that for Koreans we have less of the asian blush and more of an almost “Irish” like “Cocky Drunk” thing going on…

  • 83 Edward // Mar 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    We like Russell Peters…

    Search your feelings… you know it to be true… ;)

  • 84 johnk // Mar 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Picking vegetables from roads and parks
    Copying white people
    Copying white people who are copying Asian people

  • 85 ken // Mar 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    traveling to places around the world, but only to places where they have relatives.

  • 86 NYDirk // Mar 9, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Using large bottles of expensive liquor as decoration.

  • 87 TBR Asian Sector // Mar 9, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Here are really obvious things that need to be added:

    -Gel Pens
    -Disney Folders (anything but “Mulan”)
    -”Friends” (the show)
    -Traveling in groups
    -Matching clothing
    -Small electronics
    -Those dangly thing on cell phones
    -Yale, Harvard, or Stanford (but not Princeton)
    -Concert piano or violin (sometimes the cello)
    -Complaining about American Chinese food
    -Walking very close to strangers
    -Multiple cameras (alternatively, taking lots of pictures)
    -Loafers with white socks
    -Shiny things
    -Med school
    -Not disappointing parents
    -Peace sign poses in pictures
    -Eccentric game shows
    -Low-budget music videos
    -Louis Vuitton
    -Learning French
    -Crock pots

  • 88 Yellow mellow // Mar 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    How about dating white women to secure a higher pecking order?

    Or trying to be the only asian around so they can complain about it?

    Was this site modeled after the more successful “”?

  • 89 Amy // Mar 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hallo fellow Asians,
    I’ve been recently hooked on “Stuff white people like” and thought there should be a “Stuff Asians like”. So I did a little googling & voila`, here you are! Just gonna put a few recommendations here. Sorry if you’ve already covered some. I’m gonna go & read the whole page now. :)

    ~ having close-knit families
    ~ taking photos everywhere and anywhere
    ~ having pale skin and obsessions with skin-whitening products and staying out of the sun
    ~ having big round eyes or at least appearing to have such
    ~ Honda Civics
    ~ karaoke
    ~ instant noodles
    ~ white people and almost everything they do
    ~ avoiding (unnecessary) physical exercises: driving everywhere instead of taking public transport, taking the lifts/escalators to go up 2 levels instead of the stairs, paying $20 for a 15-minute ride up the mountain in the cable car instead of a 3-hour hike, etc.
    ~ wanting their kids to:
    - achieve (unrealistic) academic success, hence the need for private tutors,
    - have at least a Masters degree, (a Bachelors degree is a must)
    - be doctors / pharmacists / dentists,
    - not bother with sports and other extra curriculum activities such as dancing / singing, school musicals, student groups, etc.,

    ~ making their daughters learn the piano (other musical instruments are deemed not ‘posh” enough)
    ~ cooking Asian food at all family/friends gatherings (occasions when all the girls would be in the kitchen fussing over the food / criticising other girls’ recipes and cooking methods, and all the guys would be in the living room discussing cars / computers / electronic gadgets / soccer)
    ~ force-feeding their guests at dinner parties (it’s all about the food! who cares about entertainment?)
    ~ having a ‘More is more” approach in home decoration
    ~ ridiculously expensive branded stuff, especially those with the designer’s logo printed all over the place

  • 90 Peter // Mar 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks amy!

  • 91 That Guy // Mar 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Asians like talking behind white people’s back in front of their faces.

    They can do this by talking all their smack in their native language. Then before they switch back to english, they smile at the white person and pretend that nothing is wrong.

  • 92 YASPY Chick // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:27 am

    You might want a separate “Stuff Hong Kong People Like” because it’s a little different from “Stuff Chinese People Like.” Up here in Toronto, many Hong Kong immigrants bought normal sized, post WWII era homes, tore them down and built McMansions instead. They also have an obsession with Mercedes (or, as HK Canadians would say, Ben-see) and golf!

  • 93 John // Mar 12, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    my Chinese ma
    - studies bills, receipts, and bank statements intensely (general paranoia that she’s getting ripped off, goes along with general cheapness)
    - is afraid of traffic, parking, and highways
    - saves all sorts of “disposable” containers and bags
    - is obsessed with health and safety (avoid biking on the road due to accidents, hot water is more sanitary, etc.)

    P.S. the dishwasher and the hoarding entries were exactly right!

  • 94 Far West Asian // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I’m not sure if you’ve already posted this entry but here’s a suggestion: Dating White Guys. I know it’s a very controversial topic but let’s kick the ballistics for a second. Asians have the highest percentage of out-marriage and interracial dating.

    Other suggestions:
    Break dancing
    Kung Fu

  • 95 Penis McNickels // Mar 14, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Chewing with their mouths open!

    Oh god how this annoys the hell out of me when dining with my in-laws…

    I try my best to ignore them by looking out the window and imagining that the sounds are just waves lapping on the beach… This never works though…

  • 96 random passerby // Mar 14, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Just some stuff I picked up while watching Asian shows…

    - boybands (DBSK/SuJu/Fahrenheit)
    I don’t get why they’re all the rage in Asia right now…but I don’t mind…hot guys. xD And the new trend is to have large bands with members from different countries…or to sing songs in different languages

    - cheering in other Asian languages
    Like aja aja fighting/jia you/gambatte…etc (same with “I love you”)

    - downloading dramas/TV series/music and pirating stuff
    Don’t want to pay money for the real stuff when these cheaper/free alternatives are around…

    - “kidult” – adults acting like kids
    Goes with “being cute.” It annoys me to no end…

    - speaking English when it’s unnecessary
    When in their native countries, a lot of Asians speak English, as if that makes them more “superior”…sorta goes with how Asians think anything American/Western is good.

    - variety shows
    They’re usually really funny…

    - idol shows
    A lot Asians vote for people on idol shows to “help them achieve their dreams,” and then feel a sense of achievement when the people they support become famous…

    Asian people also think “white” is beautiful…as in white skin, high nose, double eye-lid…and a lot of people get plastic surgery…

    A lot of guys try to look taller, so they wear heel-lifts in their shoes.xD

    And Chinese people all like Da Shan/Mark Mark Rowswell because he speaks Mandarin so well.

  • 97 David // Mar 14, 2008 at 5:59 pm


  • 98 jj // Mar 16, 2008 at 7:40 am

    jewelry-gold,jade stuff

  • 99 jj // Mar 16, 2008 at 7:58 am


  • 100 mamekuma // Mar 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    probably doubles or triples:
    - backscratchers (esp. the elders)
    - charms
    - emoticons
    - proverbs
    - sign/body language
    - pencil cases

  • 101 G // Mar 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    the handwashing dishes post made me think of my mom. it also made me think of the fact that she is soooo against brooms and mops. she still makes me get on my hands and knees to clean the kitchen and dining room floor everytime i go over… and the fact that asians tend to have a LOT of uncarpeted, hardwood floors in their houses does not make it any better. my being the oldest girl, i’m surprised my knees dont have calluses on them…

  • 102 brandon // Mar 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    i notice a lot of asian girls wear burberry pattern stuff… and a lot of asian people drink orange juice and ginger ale….and shop at banana republic…

  • 103 Jack // Mar 22, 2008 at 6:05 am

    What is it with old butter tubs? If I open my refrigerator there will be 25 butter tubs stacked up on the shelves, only one of which has butter in it. My asian wife (of 40 years) has always done this and so do all her friends.

  • 104 suggestions // Mar 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    this blog isn’t very nuanced. in fact, it may be seen as a catalogue of asian stereotypes. we don’t necessarily “like” using chopsticks. it’s a part of our culture. you wouldn’t accuse a white person of “liking” forks. c’mon, let’s get a little more specific here. white people aren’t the only ones capable of satire. we invented the printing press; we can do anything.

    - being an econ major
    - names like grace or esther (korean), victor and henry (chinese)
    - wearing black
    - shopping at club monaco
    - feeling obligated to your parents

  • 105 haolepake // Mar 24, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I agree with Jennifer post #34, Azn Foo post #66, and post #104.

    How about a post about “having no qualms about asking personal questions/making blunt comments”? I was frequently greeted by my Chinese grandfather with, “You look like you gained weight,” or “You can get that mole above your lip removed.” Recently an Asian man at the airport started talking to me and asked why I don’t have children. He had no sense of embarrassment when I told him I was having trouble conceiving and actually started giving me advice!

    Has anyone received an answer to a question like, “Can we go to Disneyland?” with “Too expensive, too expensive!”? It’s never said once, always twice.

  • 106 Hapagirl // Mar 24, 2008 at 7:38 am

    I think mothballs should be on the list. What is up with the obsession with mothballs? I have loads of childhood mothball memories… at every relative’s house, but I’ve never met a white person who smelled like mothballs… so I think it must be Asian grannies that keep the mothball industry in business…
    Oh and how about adding FABDaWG (Fabulous Asian Babe with Dorky White Guy/Gal)… we’ve all seen it and cringed haven’t we?

  • 107 YASPY Chick // Mar 24, 2008 at 9:50 am

    The shopping at Club Monaco thing is soooooo 90s!

  • 108 cool chick // Mar 25, 2008 at 12:29 am

    How about distancing themselves from other minority groups! And taking advantage of them! haha

  • 109 Anonymous // Mar 25, 2008 at 5:01 am


  • 110 Anonymous // Mar 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Group Photos

    Young asians always seem to have a million asian friends, and they are always in a big group taking big group pictures together.

    If it’s a special occasion, they’ll all dress exactly alike to make the group seem more united.

  • 111 Anonymous // Mar 25, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    How about range hoods that can suck up a small animal?

  • 112 Anonymous // Mar 25, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Write about….

    -Asian tourist pictures
    -Love for noodles

  • 113 haolepake // Mar 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Like Hapagirl, I agree there should be a posting on mothballs- I have been given things that still, after years and years, smell of mothballs (and I kind of like the smell).

    How about older asian men and toothpicks? My dad always has two or three handy in his shirt pockets.

    How about asian people referring to everyone else as foreigners (even if they have recently immigrated to a new country)?

  • 114 Anonymous // Mar 26, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Driving slow in the fast lane
    Asian gangs
    Tapioca drinks

  • 115 Michael // Mar 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm


    Surgical masks

  • 116 Anonymous // Mar 27, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Squatting should be added to the list

  • 117 Sherry // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm


  • 118 Angela // Mar 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    at the top of my head:

    1/Bowling –
    2/ 80′s music
    3/ crawfish

  • 119 That Guy // Mar 30, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    i like the last 10 entries. awesome

  • 120 sheep // Mar 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    pen twirling

  • 121 Ddad // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:40 am

    How could you not include soybeans?

    Asians LOVE soybeans:
    Soy sauce
    on and on and on and on

  • 122 Von // Apr 1, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Over-usage of emoticons and smiley faces.

  • 123 Anonymous // Apr 2, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Squatting. It’s a true continent-wide asian favorite.

  • 124 Catherella // Apr 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    First born sons.
    Relatives who cannot ask you about anything but your academic success/profession.
    Logos/symbols that they do not know the meaning of adorning things (e.g. Playboy Bunnies, Swastikas).
    The English alphabet on t-shirts– doesn’t matter what it says.
    Ice cream with corn in.
    Wearing masks that cover the bottom half of your face. Not just for pollution, but for when you visit a foreign country too!
    Moving to a country, completely assimilating when outside and then reverting back to total asianness once you get in the front door.
    Being buddhist, but having another religion too (like ancestral worship) just in case.
    Hanging up men and women’s underwear separately, with the latter going up on a line strung up beneath the men’s pants.
    Making a big deal about how dirty menustruation is.

  • 125 Catherella // Apr 2, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Asian Toilet Etiquette.
    Oh and squatting– on toilets. Even if it is European style.
    Lining the toilet bowl with a collage of paper that uses approximately half the bowl (even though your backside never gets into contact with the seat).
    Leaving foot prints.
    Wiping yourself with toilet paper, and then throwing it in a bin instead of flushing it.
    A hose so that you can thoroughly cleanse your arse after you take a dump.
    Sorry to get a little scatological– but some of these habits really used to bother me when I lived in Asia .

  • 126 ANON // Apr 3, 2008 at 9:31 am

    If you’re Vietnamese:

    The Band “Modern Talking”

    I don’t know why, and I’m not smart enough to explain it. But it is what it is.

    Also, millions upon millions of those Paris by Night videos. What are they up to like 200 now?

    And then watching those Chinese dramas that take up like 20 tapes?

  • 127 Justin // Apr 3, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for all of the suggestions!

  • 128 Anonymous // Apr 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    All I have to say is (maybe this is just a Filipino thing): papaya skin whitening soap.

  • 129 Anonymous // Apr 7, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    taking photos!!

  • 130 sarasize // Apr 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Asians love black leather couches from the 80′s

  • 131 Anonymous // Apr 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    putting on a big show and fighting to pay the bill at a restaurant. But in reality the person fighting is really just putting on a show and is hoping the other person will pay. So it becomes a game of chicken to see who wants to pay more.

  • 132 Drew // Apr 9, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Great stuff.
    From one of the “white guys” in Asia that speak and read more than we admit and try to build friendship and understanding – jie2 na4.

    We wonder if your list will grow to include: pop music, instant/text messaging, upscale cell phones, herbal remedies, sandals, corn, pizza, beer, Santa Claus and drinking games.

  • 133 D // Apr 9, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Kleenex boxes in the back window ledge of sedans.

    One time use plastic containers (deli or margerine type) used over and over for food storage.

  • 134 Yammer // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Wispy long haircuts inspired by the Final Fantasy series

    Reading about white people putting themselves down for being racist, while thinking about how our relatives about about the most openly racist people imaginable, always comparing people from our Asian country to people from other countries in Asia

    Giving money at funerals

    Admiring non-Asians who are skillful with chopsticks and/or profess enjoyment of the “challenging” sushis like sea urchin

    Seafood-flavoured snack products

    Being a 33-year-old woman yet really into Hello Kitty

    Having a lot of relatives who are 50 years old and have never dated

    Thinking that you’re really cool, for an Asian

    Complaining about the lack of Asian American cultural icons/getting excited when Al Leong shows up in “Die Hard”/wondering why white guys think Lucy Liu is all that

  • 135 KC // Apr 11, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Some suggestions: gambling, smoking and nose picking.

  • 136 JF // Apr 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    How about:

    1) razor haircuts
    2) blonde / auburn highlights
    3) gambling
    4) ostentatious designer logos on stuff
    5) asking questions other people might find intrusive (is your mom korean? why don’t you speak our language? how much did you pay for that?)

  • 137 Anonymous // Apr 15, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    asians smoke like chimneys

  • 138 mogo // Apr 15, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    My mother will shamelessly walk into a non Asian store and say “I’ll give you $20″ for an item that is priced at $100.

    Asians can be brutally cheap. Driving around to find a gas station that’s selling at 1 cent cheaper than the nearest station and so on.

    Asians can be ridiculously brand obsessed too.

  • 139 Sabra D. // Apr 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Is it just the Chinese people I’ve met or is this an Asian thing: turning on all the lights? I had an older Chinese woman staying in a hostel with me and at 3 am she would go to the bathroom (it was down the hall) and turn on the lights while she was gone and the rest of us were sleeping. And my best friend has all the lights on in his house whether he’s there or not.

  • 140 Justin // Apr 15, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    yeah, i turn on all lights too. we’re scared of the dark! =(

  • 141 haolepake // Apr 25, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Asian people like fish. (Fish are a symbol of good fortune.) Fish can be found in tanks/bowls in the home, koi ponds in the yard, and enormous saltwater tanks in restaurants and other places of business. Asian people also like to eat fish. Large tanks in restaurants containing fish intended for consumption ensure the ultimate in freshness.

  • 142 Tom // Apr 25, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Asians love inspecting fruits and vegetables – they’ll spend countless hours inspecting every piece on the shelf before deciding on the perfect produce…

  • 143 haolepake // Apr 26, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Snooping. Asian parents like to snoop through their children’s mail, bills, personal effects, cupboards, etc. Did I mention that I’m referring to adult children? So, before a visit to your home, it is wise to hide all unpaid bills, receipts, and items from your private life. Of course if your parent(s) shows up unannounced, you’re screwed.

  • 144 Jocelyn // Apr 27, 2008 at 11:31 am

    You haven’t included superstitions & old wives tales for explaining phenomena. Asians have a “story” for everything. I can’t buy anything to decorate my home without consulting my mother for fear of brining “bad luck” into my home. I guess that would encompass feng shui as well.

  • 145 Brock // May 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    What do Asians love?…EMOTICONS! :)

    Ok, for females, its rather normal no matter where you’re from, fine, but I have found that Asians are the only ethnicity of human beings where the males actually partake in deliberate and consistant use of emoticons, and they think it’s totally acceptable (Are you kidding me?!?!…I’m afraid not).

    This message is for all my male asian friends:
    Guys (you ARE guys, right?), don’t use emoticons. The greatest thing about being a guy is that we don’t have to sugar coat things we say. We say what we mean, so there’s no reason to add frazzles and doodads, smileys and winks, that’s just straight up lame, and sufficient to allow people to question your manhood. Please, regular punctuation works just fine. Plus, think about it, if you wink at me, be it in real life or via creative combination of text characters, I’m going to think you are hittin on me, and I’m not like that.

  • 146 Brock // May 8, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    …and they wonder why white guys steal all their girls….

  • 147 Shirley // May 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    University of California…c’mon, a good number of the schools are nearly half all Asian.

  • 148 Crystal // May 11, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Asians LOVE berkeley.

  • 149 MeiJia // May 13, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Cell Phone Charms! <3

  • 150 Victor Chen // May 24, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Asians like to wait until their guests have left before opening presents! We never, ever open a present in front of the giver, it’s rude! We pretend when don’t want it, then we take it into the bedroom or back of the house. Then we come back out with tea.

  • 151 dave // May 27, 2008 at 4:09 am

    do one up them bashing their children when they dont get 90+ on a test

  • 152 evanoah // Jun 4, 2008 at 10:46 am

    HI – i LOVE your blog and want to share a video i made last week with my asian girlfriend, svetlana wiles – a red cross nurse for terminally ill children who was down in cali visiting me from portland, oregon last week. she’s amazing!


  • 153 haolepake // Jun 9, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Over-indulged, over-fed baby/young boys.

  • 154 Rich Francis // Jun 9, 2008 at 9:46 am

    1) Partially fermented foods… kim chi etc.
    2) When normal sized things are made very small
    3) Latin Dancing
    4) Kimoi Kawaii things that are ugly cute
    5) Cell phones with thousands of features
    6) Machines with highly specialized purposes like rice cookers
    7) Guilt they love it

  • 155 Rich Francis // Jun 9, 2008 at 9:47 am

    They seem to love suffering, playing the martyr,

  • 156 Oneya // Jun 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Thinking they are better than other minorities
    Kissing white people’s butt

  • 157 asdf121 // Jun 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    write about how asians are usually seen in groups
    maybe write something about the stereotypes of the people in the groups(the hyper one, the shy one, etc.)?

  • 158 Peter // Jun 24, 2008 at 6:07 pm


  • 159 skip // Jun 30, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Don’t forget sofa doilys! My grandma was an avid collector! See pix here:

  • 160 That Guy // Jun 30, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Assigning numbers to all their uncles and aunts.

    I don’t even know the real names of half of my aunts and uncles; I just refer to them by their number.

    and also referring to any asian adult not in your family as uncle or aunt, anyways. quite confusing

  • 161 timothy cheung // Jun 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Umami (旨味、旨み、うま味、うまみ) is a proposed addition to the currently accepted four basic tastes sensed by specialized receptor cells present on the human tongue.[1] The same taste is also known as xiānwa!¨i (traditional Chinese: 鮮味; simplified Chinese: 鲜味) in Chinese cooking

    Umami is a Japanese word meaning savory, a “deliciousness” factor deriving specifically from detection of the natural amino acid, glutamic acid, or glutamates common in meats, cheese, broth, stock, and other protein-heavy foods. The action of umami receptors explains why foods treated with monosodium glutamate (MSG) often taste “heartier”. – wikipedia

    Asian people like MSG

  • 162 Twinkie // Jul 10, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I totally agree with the group photo thing. Any time I’ve been with a group of Asians they have to commemorate the event with a big group photo.

    And someone else mentioned Banana Republic. That’s true mostly for 2nd generation I think. First gen’s love Ann Taylor. I have never walked into an AT store and not seen another Asian.

    Maybe this is a Chinese-specific thing, but have you noticed how some young Asians have names that you’d expect for an 80-year old white guy? Like Felix, Milton, Horace, Oliver…

  • 163 Mei-Ling // Jul 10, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Asian people like shrimp as a flavor, dried cuttle fish, and oranges.

  • 164 Anonymous // Jul 13, 2008 at 7:05 pm


  • 165 Anonymous // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    This site is too funny. I definitely identify with the piano/violin obsession–I did BOTH.
    1. Designer brands (I noticed that a bunch of other people suggested this one too)
    2. The Jabbawockees/America’s Best Dance Crew (both show America that Asians are really, really good at dancing)

  • 166 haolepake // Jul 16, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Dried (yet moist) salted plums wrapped in many layers of paper- Li Hing Mui. I always referred to them as “candy.” I love to suck on the seeds!

  • 167 Anonymous // Jul 28, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    what about table manners? specifically, chewing with one’s mouth open…

  • 168 Toby // Jul 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I don’t know if anyone else experiences this, but my parents friends and relatives are always asking how much I make. They don’t think that stuff is personal at all! I never give them an answer. They have no right to know! I don’t even tell my parents how much I make, lest they tell their friends. I always hear from my parents, “so and so’s son/daughter is making X amount of dollars”. One thing I really hate about our culture is the fascination and concentration with money. As if money defines your self worth.

  • 169 Yamame // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:51 am

    You guys who talk about “our women” make me wanna laugh…or something. I’m not “your” woman, I’m mine. I’m whoever’s I choose to be with. And I’m married to a non-Asian. With attitudes like yours, are you surprised? I quit dating Asian guys 9 years ago and have been married to a non-Asian for six years now. Just couldn’t take the attitude I got from so many Asian guys any more. We ain’t “your” women.

    If you haven’t got it yet, stop and think what you’d say if non-Asians complained about Asian guys dating “their” women. Uh-huh. And yeah, I do know some Asian guys with non-Asian wives/girlfriends. You guys need to lighten up/free your minds/whatever you want to call it.

  • 170 Anonymous // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    LOVE to entertain & innovate Hip Hop culture! ie, best scratch/performance DJ’s in the world!!! Qbert (Filipin0-Chinese-Hawaiian), D-Styles (Filipino), Kentaro (Japanese), Mixmaster Mike of Beastie Boys (Filipino-German) & many more innovators… B-Boying/Breakdancing: Rockforce Crew (US/Filipino/Latino/Black/White), Rivers Crew (Korea), and hundreds more… Emceeing: Jin The Emcee, reigning champ on BET for a # of yrs!!! (yes, reigning champ on Black Entertainment Television!) BE PROUD!!!! Oh yeah, PRINCE’s grandmother is half Filipino… Rob Schneider (Filipino-German)

  • 171 D // Aug 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    1. cooking your own food when you go out to eat at a restaurant. There was a scene in Lost in Translation about this.

    2. I don’t know if this is just Vietnamese ppl..I’m thinking it would be a southeast asian thing..but I used to have a ton of ppl living in my house. And all the men and boys who were born in VN liked to walk around the house shirtless.

    3. For Vietnamese & Koreans – nail salons

  • 172 Jacqui // Aug 22, 2008 at 5:21 am


    dangly stuff on phoness~

  • 173 kirplunkie // Aug 24, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Lip-syncing!!! C’mon, all Asian groups ‘n cultures are REEALLY into lip-syncing (a lot more so than any other ethinic group), from Korean to Filipino, Japanese to Indian. . . ‘n its usually done to some very cheesy pop-song or some iconic 80′s song. . . youtube is full of lip-syncing Asians. . . the passion just can’t be denied.

  • 174 SomeGirl // Aug 27, 2008 at 11:47 am

    napkins. always taking a million to their table, and then a million more to take home!

  • 175 Mei-mei // Sep 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    -Eating fish with the skin, eyes, and head still on

  • 176 mikman04 // Sep 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    having indian friends as an attempt to “diversify”

  • 177 Mika Yatsamura // Sep 22, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    PHONE DANGLIES!!! DUHHHH! Have you never been to Japan?! >.<;

  • 178 YvesPaul // Oct 1, 2008 at 11:22 am


  • 179 RedRobin62 // Oct 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    1. Here in Seattle Asians seem scared to death when they get on the bus. They always prefer to sit up front in the seats reserved for the elderly, blind, and mobility challenged.
    2. Asians also seem to have problems crossing the street here. Perhaps the noises and lights confuse them. Some are always ever so close to getting hit. Unfortunately, some do and earn themselves a visit to the local ER.
    3. The #1 stereotype about Asians is their lack of driving skills. This is perhaps related to No. 2 above.
    4. Asians being rude is another behaviour I’ve noticed. When they walk into a room they don’t say ‘hi’ or ‘hello’ or greet anyone. They simply make requests or ask for something. In some cultures such directness is a no-no and frowned upon.
    5. It’s unfortunate that the younger Asians have to make a choice by being either “hoodie” or “nerdy.” Being just themselves doesn’t seem to cut it, causing their ancestors to roll in their graves.
    6. Lovemaking with an Asian is like sleeping with a block of ice. I’ve seen the videos. This doesn’t pertain to the females as much as the guys. They simply lie there, half asleep, while their partners (male or female) do their thing.
    7. Which bring me to my last point – selection of race for romance. The Asian female, like the gay Asian male, gravitate towards white males only. This, unfortunately, is not a stereotype. and several other dating sites bears witness to this truism. But I do understand where this behaviour comes from: They have to make a choice.

  • 180 John // Oct 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Please add:

    Ping Pong
    Strip Clubs
    Spinning a pen or pencil (forward AND backwards)
    Respecting Elders
    Information Technology

  • 181 luc // Oct 27, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Asian people love FREE stuff… think about it. when asian people hear free they run to what ever it is. they dont only take one but they take 10 for each of there family household members.

  • 182 curlikues // Nov 10, 2008 at 4:11 pm


  • 183 Chris // Nov 28, 2008 at 10:21 am

    MB/BMW…how couldn’t this be on the list?

  • 184 Taras Isoki // Dec 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Asians love blondes, redheads too.

  • 185 GBR // Jan 5, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I don’t know if it’s widespread enough, but what about the outdoors/shed kitchen or gas stove specifically used for deep-frying, cooking huge amounts of food and keeping the kitchen that is inside, spotless? And maybe we don’t want to make it known…but the feather duster for that B+ in English…I spent a quarter of my childhood hiding that feather duster from my parents LOL.

    Umm…and…tentacle sex?

  • 186 ashleigh // Jan 20, 2009 at 2:53 am

    how about sleeping on public transport?
    and how do they always know to wake up right before their stop?? Amazing!

  • 187 anon // Jan 30, 2009 at 3:35 am

    why mercedes? every asian in our neighbor hood is cruisin’ a benz–young ones have the c class and it goes up and up. why mercedes?

    oh and pearls. and jade.
    asians love the pearls and jade.

  • 188 anonymous // Feb 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Don’t forget asians are scared of tans…….we like to compete to see who looks the whitest….and also sending money back home….and arguing to pay the bill when at the restaurant with friends (crazy but true) and we are the same people who bargain at the store for a few cents even…and ethics and customs and traditions are always up the ass.

  • 189 anonymous // Feb 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Grabbing a lot of ketchup packets and napkins to take home when eating at McDonalds.

  • 190 Anonymous // Mar 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    This is a great site guys, between this and stuff white people like, my life has been reduced to one, long, blogged cliche.

  • 191 Lior // Mar 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    That relationship between Asians and Jews? We’ve both been considered to be ancient nations.

  • 192 Little Sanity Danger // Mar 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I haven’t had time to see if it has already been brought up, but i’m of the opinion that there’s this trend that just keeps growing: ENGRISH!

    for those who are unsure

    Engrish : the use of a word from the english dictionary by a foriegn, used because a) it sounds cool, b) they have no knowledge of other more context relevant uses of the word, c) they dont even know what the word means, d) they couldn’t spell even with a highly intelligent AI Dictionary Robot standing over them with a 40′x40′ hi-def plasma screen in one hand showing him how to spell it and a plasma gun in the other hand for emphasis, while meanwhile reciting slowly letter by letter…

    Somehow it always looks like-

  • 193 CherryS // Mar 16, 2009 at 2:01 am

    You should do something on how much Asians love boybands. The boy band craze in the US died down ages ago but in Asia it’s still going strong. DBSK (Dong Bang Shin Ki) has the biggest fanclub in the world ever (guiness book of world records) and that’s just their Korean fans. There’s also Farenheit, Lollipop, Super Junior, KatTun, and a billion other examples.

    There’s also feminine looking men, just look at the previously mentioned boy bands, anime, video games, etc.

  • 194 CherryS // Mar 16, 2009 at 2:18 am

    In reference to my previous post, the boy band thing isn’t just teenage girls either. There are tons of teenage boys, elderly women, and middle aged business men in those fan clubs.

  • 195 Peter // Mar 16, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Agreed, would you like to help start the article and submit something to us? asianslike (at) gmail

  • 196 Ghengis Khan // Mar 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    You should do one on Daniel Henney. He’s in the new Wolverine movie. All my Asian female friends are obsessed with him.

  • 197 Bao // Apr 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    bleaching hair

  • 198 Viet // Jun 26, 2009 at 3:29 am

    asians like putting stupid like stuffed animal dongles on their cell phones. The more stupid dongle things on your cell phone, the cooler you must be.

  • 199 wanna see pictures // Jul 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    this is more of a suggestion for the blog in general. you should really host your own photos instead of linking to them on whatever site you find them on. it’s very annoying going through the entries and seeing missing photos, especially on ones like “bleached hair,” where the comments are talking about pictures that are no longer visible because they’ve been removed from their original location. there are lots of free image hosting sites out there, as i’m sure you already know. and considering you have your own website, you should be able to host your own photos. i don’t really get why you link to off-site photos, but it’s annoying!

    also, i’m using firefox and can’t seem to click in any of these form fields except this one. i have to shift+tab to get to the other ones and enter my name and stuff. plus, i can’t click anywhere else in here (the comment box) and have to use arrows to move around.

    great stuff, otherwise! :)

  • 200 Not a ghetto Filipino // Aug 17, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Stuff Asians like: giving their babies white people names from the 40s. Resulting in teenagers named Esther, Eunice, Eugene, Winston…

  • 201 Lily // Aug 18, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I have visited a high school in Guangxi and secretly taped them from the back of the classroom doing miracles with their pens
    lots of asian americans do this too(myself included) but my skills are nothing to those of the native-born…

  • 202 Marion // Aug 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Asian men growing out that one pinky fingernail.

  • 203 Anonymous // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    hocking loogies. gross. especially in the ashtrays next to their pokie machines

  • 204 Anonymous // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    only eating and socialising with other asian and lunchtime. and then sitting on the ground in a circle and proceeding to eat there banana leaf-wrapped lunches

  • 205 Anonymous // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    haha i left the s of that last one and it reminded me of this one- they always leave the plural off words

  • 206 Viet // Oct 5, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Talking with their mouth open. Extra asian points if you are eating and you straight up laugh with your mouth open

  • 207 Michelle Orne // Oct 12, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Hey – I’m trying to collect signatures for my petition to Mattel/American Girl. I’m really frustrated because there’s no real Asian American Girl represented in the historical series. They finally gave us an Asian historical doll in 2008 except; she’s just the friend; she only has one book; and she’s a girl of the 70′s so she doesn’t further knowledge of Asian American history. I’ve started a petition and I’d love some coverage: I am a Japanese American mother of 2. I’ve been a fan of the American Girl historical series since I was a teen. I’ve been waiting anxiously for a girl that tells my story…only to be disappointed year after year. I’m trying to collect as many signatures as I can to show Mattel that I’m not alone and that this quiet minority really deserves attention. Thanks for your time.

  • 208 Dave // Oct 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    karaoke at karaoke places (usually located in a strip mall that has a large Asian grocery store) and getting drunk off one or two alcoholic drinks is something that should be covered here. :)

  • 209 Christine // Nov 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    For some reason, asian men like wearing really loose pants with the waist high up and tightened, giving them the look that victorian women tried to achieve with corsets. Asian women like really bright colors.

    Asian men also like wearing socks with their sandals, even on the beach.

    All asian parents like telling their kids how spoiled and stupid they are.

    Oh and SATs. that’s a big one. Asian parents consider the SATs as the test determining the outcome of the rest of your life. Got a 1910 on mine and my mother went balistic, telling me that I was a failure and that no college was willing to accept such a stupid student.

  • 210 Anonymous // Nov 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    how about other asians

  • 211 Laptop Battery // Nov 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Also Slippers. This goes with the “no shoes” rule. Its too inconvenient to take off and put on your shoes when going inside and outside the house. The Asian gets around this by stockpiling literally dozens of slippers near exit of the house. That way you can go outside without getting dog crap on your feet and you can go inside without getting dog crap on the carpet.

    Oh yeah, and bonus points if you wear socks with slippers. Socks + Slippers, FTW!

  • 212 Danny // Nov 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Asians love Mentos

  • 213 Viet // Dec 19, 2009 at 12:20 am

    You hate Japanese People!

    If you’re korean, then you know what I’m talking about

  • 214 Justin // Jan 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    No pencil/pen case yet?? I totally agree with that one.

    Hair products. I think every Asian has at least 5 different hair products to style thier hair.

    Drinking alcohol in the middle of the day. Or when you wake up. Although every alcoholic does that.

    Candy. Asians LOVE sweets. ESPECIALLY “Asian” flavored sweets, like ume (sour plum), melon, mango, cola, etc.

    And since you have one on Jay Chou, how about Hamasaki Ayumi?? :D

  • 215 britkneeeeeeeee // Feb 3, 2010 at 2:05 am

    dont forget about breakdancing!!!

  • 216 holly // Feb 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    taking pictures of the food

    discussing disadvantages about people’s appeaance

    not washing their hands

    critisezing America(so why they like to move there so much???)

  • 217 vlasha // Feb 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    @That Guy,

    hahaha,i am russian and i have this pilow__)))it really cosy

  • 218 dora // Feb 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    moving to a country with English as official language and after 5-6 years still be on the same level because they only have asian non-asians always complaining about their “bad English”

  • 219 vlada // Feb 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    @Sabra D.,
    jeez,i live with 34 year old woman and she always leave light everywhere/seems loke electricity is free

  • 220 tracy // Feb 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    electronic dictionaries.more likely for chinese people ,never saw other nationality with this device

  • 221 Unknown // Feb 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    some one should do a topic on how some asians like to wear their hair wavy while others go for really straight hair.

  • 222 Jet // Feb 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Asians love dried shrimp and fried salted fish. These are used in many dishes and leave an odor which is very unappealing to people not familiar with them. This is especially true when leftover are brought to work and reheated in the microwave in the lunch room.

  • 223 mattybock // Feb 20, 2010 at 4:38 am

    clam sauce, and clam juice. strange fruits and vegtables. japanese rockabilly, and early rock and roll. thet appear to love the look of elvis, but the music of chuck berry (the true king of rock and roll). alot of asians also like non-disposing of disposable objects. for a while the japanese liked perms (hair style)

  • 224 cherbear // Jul 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    My asian friends like famous black people but not the regular everday ones. Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Halle Berry, etc. But only the famous ones. lol.

  • 225 Rice and Beans // Sep 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    “Broadway” rear view mirrors, all the Asians I know have these in their cars.

  • 226 DK // Feb 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Asian Likes Everything, just as how Non-Asian likes everything….

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  • 228 Debra // Nov 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I would like to read your thoughts on Asian feelings toward black people. I am planning on travelling to Korea next year and have heard some awful things about how they feel toward black people, fat people, ugly people, etc. Would appreciate a discussion on the topic.

  • 229 Sue // Jan 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I tried posting to the Stuff Chinese People Link link, but the page was not found. So I suggest – “Blaming our parents for our psychological distress.” Many Asian Americans are in therapy, including me!!

  • 230 Emily // May 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I’m wondering.. is this site saying that these certain “stereotypes” are true? Or is it saying “these are things white people think we like ha ha” ?

  • 231 Anonymous // Oct 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Here are some suggestions for future post:

    1) Shopping -it is the favorite past time in major Asian cities. Even for those who have migrated to the West, many spend their weekends shopping when they go out.

    2) Joining Tour Groups – their preferred way to travel overseas is by joining tour groups as they like the security of being in a group instead of traveling independently.

    3) Rolex Watches – when they can afford a decent watch, their first choice is a Rolex (they call it Lolex) when it is time to upgrade from their Seiko or Casio. Rolex watches are instantly recognizable and impresses others easily. For those who cannot afford the real thing, they wear fake Rolexes.

    4) Eurotrash Cars – when they can afford it, they will replace their Toyotas and Hondas to Mercedes, BMW, and Audis. It’s all about showing off and trying to gain respect from others. Never mind that modern European luxury cars are some of the least reliable cars in the market as “Face” and “Status” are more important to them than the time & money being wasted for bringing their Eurotrash cars back to the dealerships over and over again to fix any annoying problems that arise.

    5) The Color Red – they are very superstitious and believe that the color Red brings good luck & fortune. Despite the fact that Asians prefer Red over any other colors, how come not all Asians are so lucky and wealthy?

    6) Prostitution – one of Asia’s biggest exports is prostitutes working illegally overseas on student and visitor visas. Some are victims of Asian gangs involved in human trafficking while others are doing it voluntarily for the money in order to buy their next LV, Gucci, Prada handbags. In major Asian cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Taipei, Tokyo, etc. prostitution is big business as Asian men visit prostitutes on a regular basis just like Westerners going to McDonald’s.

    7) Business Cards – when people meet for the first time in Asia, the first thing they do after greeting is to exchange business cards even if they are not in a business setting. The business card shows to other people their status in society as Asians in general crave status and respect. Never mind if they know they will never see the other person again or lose their privacy by giving their business cards so freely to strangers they just met as “Face”and “Status” are more important than privacy and security.

  • 232 Jadesky74 // Dec 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Just came back in from China and whew, they are loving black people and basketball! I couldn’t get one girl off my arm for the whole trip and even security stopped me in Beijing to play with my flat iron for my hair Lol Nothing but love for China, especially Xi’an! :)

  • 233 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Asians also like:

    1) Thai tea
    2) talking about young children’s butts and private parts
    3) washing butt after pooping
    4) Ferris wheels
    5) talking about milk to young children
    6) Caesars Palace Las Vegas
    7) the Mirage Las Vegas
    8) Chinatown
    9) changing diapers in public
    10) hoarding coupons
    11) saving receipts
    12) hoarding plastic bags
    13) TV Pad 3
    14) TVB
    15) Asian dramas
    16) baby talk/ doting not just young children, but also to adolescents, teenagers, and college kids as well
    17) drumming little kids’ butts
    18) playfully slapping little kids’ butts
    19) Asian snacks
    20)Trips to California, China, Vietnam, Las Vegas, Canada, Hawaii, etc…
    21) going to Chinatown
    22) atriums, gardens, and indoor rainforests
    23) Disney
    24) outlet malls
    25) hanging little Buddha charms on the front mirror of their cars for luck
    26) praying in their in-home altars
    27) drinking at parties
    28) partying hard
    29) talking really loud
    30) good school grades
    31) default careers for children: doctor, lawyer, etc…
    32) a good college
    33) homework/studying
    34) SAT classes
    35) taking little kids’ pants off on purpose
    36) healthy eating
    37) martial arts
    38) asking children if they have a boyfriend/girlfriend yet
    39) exercise
    40) Asian food
    41) Doraemon
    42) Nintendo
    43) watching little kids do their business in the bathroom
    44) encouraging kids to pee/poop
    45) giving their babies a bottle while they change their diaper
    46) carrying umbrellas on sunny days
    47) Facebook
    48) Samsung phones
    49) taking pictures of food
    50) being very overprotective of children
    51) being obsessive compulsive about stuff before leaving home (eg. Is the stove off? Do I have my keys?)
    52) neatness
    53) feng shui
    54) Pocky
    55) Yan Yan
    56) durian
    57) shrimp chips
    58) snow pea chips
    59) vegetarian meals
    60) lying to children to get them to behave
    61) threatening children to get them to behave
    62) congee
    63) being slim
    64) Paris by Night
    65) taking pictures of the food court at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas
    66) the indoor atrium at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas
    67) Photoshop
    68) using slippers, spoons, newspaper, flyswatter, etc to beat their children
    69) spanking/beating their children
    79) Ms Hong Kong pageants
    80) Asian TV specials (eg. TVB anniversary)
    81) A Kindred Spirit (TVB drama from 1995)
    82) Korean dramas
    83) beating eggs with chopsticks
    89) using a water boiler to warm a baby bottle instead of a bottle warmer
    90) Walt Disney World
    91) Los Angeles
    92) Chinatowns
    93) Las Vegas
    94) the 17 mile drive in Monterey
    95) Universal Studios
    96) Asian celebrities (eg. Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, etc)
    97) San Francisco
    98) cheap stuff
    99) taking soaps, shampoos, etc from hotels
    100) taking ketchup, napkins, etc from fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King
    101) taking the plastic bags that’s used to put produce in from supermarkets
    102) Hmart
    103) Korean BBQ
    104) using placemats, magazines, etc to fan themselves during the summer
    105) back scratchers
    106) shaving babies’ hair
    107) letting little kids run around the house naked
    108)Asian cartoons (eg. Pleasant Goat, Fortune Dogs, Anpanman, etc)
    109) Little Saigon CA
    110) saving and reusing containers
    111) fish are the only acceptable pets
    112) avoiding the sun
    113) avoiding black people
    114) believing in Asian superstitions
    115) ginger
    116) drinking tea
    117) asking little kids about their bathroom habits
    118) lying
    119) asking their children to “do for me!!!!”
    120) the monkey king
    121) saving money
    122) eating a lot at buffets (“because u pay da $10 so u better get your money worths”)
    123) fighting over the bill
    124) telling young kids how awful their butt smells
    125) sniffing young childrens’ feet and butt
    126) sticking random objects down young childrens’ pants
    127) peeking in young childrens’ pants/underwear/diaper
    128) trusting the news too seriously

  • 234 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 10, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Asians like to literally incorporate the Cantonese word for death into everything they talk about if it’s bad (eg. Burn to death, scared to death, anger me to death, etc)

  • 235 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 10, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Asians’ favorite US state is California

  • 236 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Vietnamese people will take Photoshop to the next level when they’re dealing with baby and young children photography. They take pics of young boys’ private parts and they put pics of the kids in cartoonish backgrounds and riding random animals or sitting in those Vietnamese bamboo boats or doing some random thing and they add cartoon characters in the pic and add speech bubbles with Vietnamese text in them. I know this because one of my little cousins has pics like those and that actually started my love for Photoshop because I was jealous that my childhood pics were so boring…LOL

  • 237 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 12, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Asians like to wash their feet (especially before bedtime or sleeping…)

  • 238 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    They prefer talking about “good stuff” and “bad stuff” is unacceptable to talk about.

  • 239 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Taking things too seriously. They hate jokes of any sort. One time my mom asked why my 4 and 6 year old cousins bring so many clothes on vacation and me and my 6 year old cousin joked that because my 4 year old cousins puke a lot (which is true) and my mom doesn’t like it at all. We were just kidding!!! >:(

  • 240 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Asians also like to tie a piece of cloth/bag, etc to their luggage to help them distinguish it from other people’s luggage

  • 241 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Eating out at Asian restaurants when there are other nice restaurants to go to. I’m in Vegas now and instead of eating at one of the restaurants in the casinos, my family opted to eat at a cheap Chinese restaurant in an Asian strip mall.

  • 242 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Bellagio’s attractions!!!! Asians LOVE the fountains of Bellagio and the garden inside. They love it much more than the Mirage volcano

  • 243 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Asians love relaxation

  • 244 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Asian strip malls

  • 245 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Forcing their children to go to places that their relatives like to go to on vacations

  • 246 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Forcing their children to go to places that their relatives like to go to on vacations

    (Eg. If your aunt/uncle wants to eat at an Asian restaurant, you have to go there, no exceptions)

  • 247 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    putting napkins between their mouths to wipe their lips and put on lipstick

  • 248 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Putting their children to shame if they misbehave

    (Eg. Why you beg for stuff??? You embarrass the family!!!)

  • 249 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Overreacting to minor things

  • 250 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Being cheap

  • 251 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm


  • 252 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful stuff

  • 253 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm


  • 254 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Calling artwork that Americans think are cool “creepy” (My mom thought that the Sigfried
    and Roy statue outside the Mirage is ugly!!!!)

  • 255 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Being boring

  • 256 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Changing their minds

  • 257 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Not keeping promises to their children

  • 258 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Not letting their children get their way

  • 259 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Wasting valuable vacation time by relaxing in their hotel room

  • 260 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Complaining about the weather

  • 261 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Having high expectations on their children (especially academics)

  • 262 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 16, 2015 at 7:58 am

    The Bellagio conservatory and fountains

  • 263 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Reusing paper towels

  • 264 ilovehorseyrides // Jun 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Stepping on little kids’ butts

  • 265 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    This is how Asians multitask!!!! By giving their babies a bottle while they change their diapers!!!

  • 266 ilovehorseyrirdes // Aug 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    How about plastic stools and plastic tubs??? I actually have the SAME EXACT plastic tub as the one in this video:

    When I was little I used it as a bathtub and long after I outgrew it, it is used to hold laundry.

  • 267 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 14, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    You should do a whole section about Asian hygiene habits. Asians like to wash their butts after they poop (my family also does it before bedtime, not just after they poop0, and my family also washes their feet before going to bed as well. Also, my family always wash their mouths after they eat.

  • 268 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    You should do a section on Asians doing perverted stuff to all the little kids in their family. While growing up, I have witnessed my uncles, aunts, and grands putting their hands in/pulling down my cousins’ pants, underwear, diaper, and even trying to put stuff in them!!! I myself have also been a victim of these Asian “rape” pranks as a toddler. (BTW: I’m not trying to offend anyone here)

  • 269 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    My relatives even tried to stick random objects up my cousins’ buttonholes!!!!!!!!

  • 270 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 14, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    My relatives even tried to stick random objects up my cousins’ buttholes!!!!!!!!

  • 271 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Bing the pimple police!!!! (Especially moms)

  • 272 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Being the pimple police!!!! (Especially moms)

  • 273 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Asian parents also lie to their young children to prevent them from accessing certain areas in the house (Eg. Don’t go in the closet because there are spiders that will come out and bite you, and if you do not own a dog they will say there’s a dog that’s guarding the bedroom so the children will get scared and won’t dare to enter their parents’ bedroom and mess it up)

  • 274 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Asian parents give congee to their babies instead of baby food.

    My mom told me that when I was 9 months old, I ate a HUGE bowl of congee. I think it was an adult’s portion. Since I was just an infant at the time, either I was really hungry or I has a really big appetite.

    Also when I was 2 years old, my mom brought a bowl of congee for me to eat on the plane ride to CA/Vegas for my lunch. (I wish she brought a bowl of rice/noodles for me instead. I doubt that congee and an 8 oz bottle of milk would keep me full enough during a 5 hour flight)

  • 275 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    They also give spicy food to their kids!!!!

    When I was about 16-18 months old, I was enjoying a dinner of rice and other Chinese food. One of my relatives made spicy chinese beef and offered me some. I ate it, unknown that it was spicy. I loved it!!!

    I guess that is what started my love for eating spicy food LOL. Over the years, I have eaten nearly every Asian spicy food that exists, from Korean ramen to chili paste and wasabi globs and Kimchi and chili peppers (yes, I eat peppers, but not all the time. Every time I eat a slice of those peppers, my mouth feels like it’s on fire LOL)

    One day, I might eat the ghost pepper and the Carolina Reaper…

  • 276 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Extreme criticism/yelling/reprimanding!!!

    When I was 11-12 years old (winter 2003-2004), I got a stomach virus. I had wonton soup for dinner that night. A few hours later, my stomach started to hurt real bad. I felt like I needed to puke. I ran to the bathroom. I didn’t make it to the trash can and threw up all over the bathroom floor. I also had a diarrhea accident in my underwear. My mom went to the bathroom to check on me and saw my mess. She yelled at me and reprimanded me. She said “Why did you puke on the floor instead of the trash can and poop in your underwear??? No thanks to you, I now have to clean up your vomit and wash your underwear!!!”

    It wasn’t my fault that I was sick!!!! >:(

  • 277 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Flattening trash/containers to save/make room for more

  • 278 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Asians like posing for pictures on children’s playground equipment/coin operated rides

    My mom thinks I embarrass her whenever I ride fake (and pose for pics/take videos). This includes carousels, spring rocking horses, and coin operated horses.

    That is just so unfair!!! >:( I love to ride fake horses. They’re fun!!!

  • 279 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    ians like posing for pictures on children’s playground equipment/coin operated rides

    My mom thinks I embarrass her whenever I ride fake horses (and pose for pics/take videos). This includes carousels, spring rocking horses, and coin operated horses.

    That is just so unfair!!! >:( I love to ride fake horses. They’re fun!!!

  • 280 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Asians like posing for pictures on children’s playground equipment/coin operated rides

    My mom thinks I embarrass her whenever I ride fake horses (and pose for pics/take videos). This includes carousels, spring rocking horses, and coin operated horses.

    That is just so unfair!!! >:( I love to ride fake horses. They’re fun!!!

  • 281 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Expecting their grown children to act mature!!!!

    I’m 23, and I love to ride coin operate horses, and every time I beg my mom to ride one (basically every summer), she’s all like, “you too old to ride these!!!!” I don’t care what she says, I still ride them anyway.

    Can’t we adults have some FUN once in a while???? >:(

  • 282 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Asians also wash their butts:

    1) if they pooped after a shower
    2) if they have diarrhea

  • 283 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Using a water bottle to clean your hands when a bathroom/hand sanitizer is unavailable

  • 284 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 1, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Copying American TV shows, like American Idol, Junior Masterchef, the Voice, Minute to Win it, etc… but with different formats. (e.g. they have a singing contest/audition, but they give you a time limit in the Hong Kong-produced shows)

  • 285 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Copying/stealing logos from Vegas casinos to use for their own businesses.

    (Note: Not all businesses listed below are Asian owned and operated; only some are)

    For example:

    1) Mirage Product, Los Angeles Chinatown

    2) Wynn Optical Express, Los Angeles Chinatown

    3) Monte Carlo clothing shop, Los Angeles

    4) Luxor Korean BBQ, Duluth, GA

    5) Venetian Marketing, Inc, Monterey Park, CA,-118.1342769,3a,28y,274.36h,94.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4WmQcGidRV1SjsYQJv_P6g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6bffcbfb1ec89223!6m1!1e1

    6) The Mirage Sports Bar and Grill, Arkadelphia, AR

    7) Encore Sports Lounge, Houston, TX

    8) Encore Limousine, Wallingford, CT

    9) Pleasants Hardware, Richmond, VA

    10) The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Center, Ontario, CA

    11) Riviera Pizza, Medford, NJ (similar to this logo, but it has a different font:

    12) Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL (see #11)

    13) Mirage Chinese restaurant, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • 286 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Forcing kids to smell their feet

  • 287 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Forcing little kids to smell their feet

  • 288 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 20, 2015 at 8:53 am

    The sniff-kiss!!! That’s how many Asians show affection to young children. It constantly annoyed me when I was little LOL!!!

  • 289 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Asian also wash their butts if they pooped before bedtime. They also sometimes wash their kids’ butts, especially after a poopy diaper.

  • 290 ilovehorseyrides // Dec 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Asian parents ALWAYS tells kids to refuse food from classmates if they brought it in for a birthday celebration because according to them “what if they put a drug in it???”

  • 291 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    2 weird (but very funny) Asian cartoons on bathroom habits for kids:

    Shimanjiro (Japanese potty training)

    Mandarin video that teaches kids how to wipe their butts:

  • 292 ilovehorseyrides // Apr 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

    You should add superstitions!!!!

    My mom is extremely superstitious, especially with ghosts and spirits. Besides the basic Asian superstitions that all Asians know (eg. Chinese New Year), here are some superstitions my mom believes in:

    1) talk trash at a cemetery and the deceased will curse you with sickness

    2) take young children out late in ghost month (late summer) the kid will get kidnapped

    3) dreaming of deceased relatives means that the deceased wants you dead with them

    4) talking about ghosts, watching ghost videos and looking at ghost pictures during the night will induce nightmares

    5) at Qingming you should pray for the neighboring deceased or they will take your spirits with them

    There are also more…

    I am not superstitious crazy like my mom is, but I do go along with her because if I don’t, she gets mad at me.

  • 293 ilovehorseyrides // Aug 12, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Another thing about my mom’s superstitions. She DOWNRIGHT REFUSES to stay out late during ghost month. As a result, I never get to fully enjoy my summers and we rarely stay out late when we do go on vacations. It’s also the reason why we don’t really go on day trips in August. (We do, but it’s EXTREMELY rare, and we must be back home before 8 or 9pm)

  • 294 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    How about Asian eating habits?

    For example, after eating a lot at a special occasion, the very next day, they literally diet like crazy…

    For example, a day after a wedding reception, my mom insists I skip breakfast, eat a toddler’s portion of food for lunch, and a child’s portion of food for dinner. AND I’M 25 YEARS OLD!!!!

    My mom skips lunch on days after weddings. and eats a toddler-sized portion of food for lunch every day.

  • 295 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Portion control!!!!

    As I mentioned above, my family eats no more than a 2 year old’s daily consumption of food on the day after weddings.

    As for my lunches, my mom insists I eat a small portion of food for lunch (equal to a preschooler’s portion). She thinks that normal adult portions are “way too much food for us to eat”.

  • 296 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Asians always takes little kids’ pants off (either halfway or completely) BEFORE they take them somewhere else to change their diapers. I have witnessed this LOTS of time during family parties while I was growing up (and I still do occasionally!!!)

  • 297 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Asians mostly like Chinatowns in Philly (in my hometown), LA, and San Francisco. They hate the NYC Chinatown because they think it’s dirty. I know this because I’ve been to all those Chinatowns and my relatives insist on taking pictures at all of them except for the NYC one.

  • 298 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    About Chinatowns: I’ve also been to the ones in Toronto and Las Vegas as well but my parents insist on taking pictures of the Toronto Chinatown and not the Vegas one.

  • 299 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    They also are scared of going to places where shootings occurred. For example after the Vegas shooting my mom says she automatically is afraid of returning due to her being paranoid about us becoming the next potential victims. I love Vegas and I support them and I WILL return in the future!!!!

  • 300 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Asian tour groups!!!

    You basically go on a tour bus with a bunch of Asian seniors and go to places like Niagara Falls, San Francisco, Vegas, LA, Universal, Disneyland, outlet malls, and all those other places in America that Asians like to go to.

    The day is crazy and packed. You wake up really early and then you have a time set to get on the bus. If you miss the bus, you’re screwed. Every 2 to 3 hours they make a pit stop at a service station where there is a long line to use the restroom (90% of the people in line are Asian). The time limit is like 10 minutes per pit stop. Then you get back on the bus and they drive more. For entertainment the tour guide asks people to sing Asian karaoke songs or play some TVB drama if there are DVD
    players on the bus. At the attractions they talk about the places in English and Mandarin.

    When it comes to meal time, they always take you to eat Chinese food. No American, Italian, or other type of Asian food. ONLY CHINESE FOOD. It’s either at a Chinese restaurant or a cheap Chinese buffet. If you’re lucky you get another type of Asian food or you can buy whatever you want. At Vegas, instead of eating at a buffet on the strip or in one of the nicer restaurants at 1 of the casinos, you go to this cheap Chinese buffet in Henderson.

    It ALWAYS involve outlet malls for shopping, not a regular mall.

    Then at night you go to the hotel at like 8-10 PM and then the next day you do it all over again.

  • 301 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    A typical Asian tour bus itinerary for CA and Vegas:

    Day 1: You live in Monterey Park in CA. You go to an Asian strip mall. The bus takes you to Vegas. In Vegas you stop at a cheap Asian buffet to eat. Then you take a tour bus of the Strip.

    Day 2: Go to the Grand Canyon. Go back to Vegas in evening. If you are lucky you get free time to do whatever you want.

    Day 3: Leave Vegas. Stop at some outlet mall to satisfy the older Asians’ passion for shopping. Go to a chocolate factory called Ethel M even though Asians are health conscious on blood sugar. Arrive at LA in the evening.

    Day 4: Tour LA.

    Day 5: go to Disneyland or Universal since they’re Asians’ favorite theme parks. You don’t get to go to Magic Mountain or Knotts because Asians don’t like them.

    Day 6: Go to San Francisco

    Day 7: tour San Francisco. They MUST stop at the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. They don’t go to Alcatraz because Asians don’t like exploring abandoned prisons. They eat dinner at some restaurant in Chinatown. They don’t visit Oakland even though it’s popular with Asians.

    Day 8: go to the 17 mile drive. They don’t go to the Santa Cruz boardwalk because they hate roller coasters and they don’t visit the Mystery Spot even though Asians like them because of the walking that’s involved and the risk of falls. Go back to SF.

    Day 9: go home

  • 302 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Asian day trip to NYC:

    Go to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. They like them because of the history behind it and also because they’re immigrants. Then they go to Chinatown to eat and buy food to take home. They don’t go to midtown Manhattan because not only do they hate being around people, they prefer places where bathrooms are easily accessible and they are paranoid about getting lost and they get headaches from them.

  • 303 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Frequent bathroom trips!!! They pee like 8x a day on average!!!!

    This is when Asians are more likely to use the restroom:

    Before bedtime
    Before leaving the house
    Before going home
    After school
    During lunch
    After dinner
    When you arrive at your destination
    Pit stops

  • 304 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    They ALWAYS eat Asian food on vacation.

    On my vacations, we usually eat:

    90%-Chinese food
    8%-Other Asian food (eg. Korean, Vietnamese)
    2%-any food that’s not Asian (eg. In and out, Vegas buffet, theme park food)

  • 305 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    About above: Vegas buffets has Chinese food. we do eat it but not a lot because we eat Chinese food so often (and my relatives’ recipes taste 1000% better!!!) :)

  • 306 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Never talk about these in Asian parents’ presences. Several times I asked my relatives why we Asians do certain types of weird behaviors and other things that Asians usually do (eg. Stereotypes) and my mom thinks that I’m racist WTF!!! >:(

  • 307 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    On vomit disposal:

    Asians don’t let anyone puke in the sink, toilet, or directly into the trash can. They have to puke into a separate plastic bag, tie it up, then put it in the trash can.

  • 308 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Spoiled food disposal:

    Put the food in separate bags and not directly into the trash can.

  • 309 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    About Asian travel agencies in Chinatown:

    They don’t let you take brochures for free, unlike American travel agencies. I learned this the hard way, so I used a technique to get free brochures from them: when they ask you about trip planning, tell them that you’re still trying to decide where to go, so that’s why you need them to look at
    first (even though you’re not actually planning a trip). It works every time!!!! :)

  • 310 ilovehorseyrides // Oct 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Asians not only line the toilet seat with toilet paper before they use public restrooms, but they also flush the toilet before sitting on it EVEN IF THE TOILET IS CLEAN AND EMPTY!!!!

  • 311 ilovehorseyrides // Nov 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    They like to sample stuff at the stores in Chinatown…without paying for them.

    In San Francisco’s Chinatown, my relatives and I went into a random variety store that sells toys, snacks, magnets. My relatives went to the section where there are a bunch of Asian snacks in glass containers and boxes. You would take a plastic container and fill it up with stuff like really salty dried Asian fruit and Asian beef jerky and then pay for it. My relatives took a few pieces of those snacks and ate them…and they didn’t even pay for them yet. (They DID NOT have the “free samples” label on them).

    They even told us it’s ok to do it because they were buying it. (At least we didn’t get busted for theft by others…)

  • 312 ilovehorseyrides // Nov 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    They also like to take extreme closeup pics of their kids.

    When I mean “extreme closeup”, I mean they stick their cameras really close to the kid’s face and take the pic.

  • 313 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 5, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Asians always offer beer to kids at family parties even though they know that underage drinking is illegal. They usually do it as a joke.

  • 314 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 5, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Asians like to smear cake on each other’s faces during family parties

  • 315 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 25, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Junk food!!!

    Despite them being super mega health conscious and all, Asians love junk food as much as Americans do.

    For example, they drink and eat sweet stuff like Yeo’s soy milk, chai tea, pocky, etc despite them being terrified of getting high blood sugar and/or diabetes and eat fried food like egg rolls and shrimp chips and flavored rice crackers despite them being terrified of getting high cholesterol.

  • 316 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    More Asian punishments: beatings + spankings aren’t the only ones used for child discipline.

    They also include pulling you on your ears, forcing you to pull your own ears, and smacking you across the face or smacking you in the mouth. I have experienced them all, and they all were pretty brutal.

  • 317 ilovehorseyrides // Jan 28, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    They constantly spoil the youngest children while neglecting the oldest!!!!

    For 6 years I was the youngest, from 1992-1998. My relatives were all over me. Then when my sister was born, I was dethroned. Then my cousins were bored, my popularity started to dramatically decline.

    In my entire life, I only had 2 birthday parties, at age 3 and 7. That was it. Getting gifts was common, but I swear I got nothing for my bday or Xmas until I was older.

    My cousins’ birthdays were always celebrated with parties. My sister does have a small celebration, but me? I got NOTHING. I got NO b-day parties from age 7-current. I requested going out for dinner in recent years, and those requests were always granted, but I wish I had more people to celebrate with me.

    Today was my youngest cousin’s 1st birthday, and my relatives made a FREAKING HUGE DEAL out of it. There were like 10x the amount of guests than my other cousin’s birthday parties. He got lots of gifts, too. Sure, my other cousins got gifts on their birthdays and Christmas, but today my cuz got a huge pile. It’s way more than all the stuff I got on all my birthdays and Christmases in my life combined. Our cuzs got big bday parties, and I only had 2 in my entire life, but none of then was as extravagant as today’s party.

    Sometimes, my cuzs and sister got random stuff for no reason at all. I hardly get stuff from relatives, but when I do, it’s super ultra mega rare.

    This is why I am extremely greedy and selfish. I constantly beg for stuff (and sometimes DEMAND them in extreme cases) and steal free samples and brochures to satisfy my need for stuff (and to make up for all the stuff I never got in years).

  • 318 ilovehorseyrides // Sep 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Why don’t you do a list on stuff Asian people HATE???? These include:

    -their children bringing home someone of a different race
    -video games
    -going out in inclement weather
    -expensive stuff
    -wasting money
    -their children doing stuff other than studying
    -rap and hip hop
    -American food

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