My Nai Nai (paternal grandma) used to keep a separate pair of slippers for each bathroom, the kitchen, and one to wear around the rest of the house. This was because she didn't want to cross-contaminate germs. Bathrooms and kitchens are especially dirty so, why would you carry those germs to your living room or bedroom? Makes sense when you think about it though, doesn't it? I used to think she was crazy, but now I'm exactly like her, and I ain't mad at about it! Maybe this is my way of keeping her close? Maybe I'm just leveling up my Asian-ness? Or maybe it's all of the above?
Do you wear slippers in your home? My problem is remembering to keep them on my feet, and then remembering where I left them 🙄
Maybe I'm tired from wrestling with my 9-month-old 4-5 times a day while changing his diaper, maybe it's the pandemic, but I read a couple of things last night that really had me fuming out of annoyance and frustration. Don't worry, I'm much calmer now as I write this, but let's discuss. The Golden Globes will not consider Minari for Best Picture, because it is mostly in Korean, even though it is an American story, about the American dream, set in America, directed by an American, produced by an American company, and starring an American. I'll get into this more below. As I looked into this, I came across Schulz Saves America on Netflix, in which Andrew Schulz apparently makes some serious Anti-Asian racist comments. What got to me more upset was seeing all the praise the series was getting, which means people either still don't recognize blatant and harmful racism, and/or despite all the anti-racism discussions that took place as a result of the BLM protests this summer, Asian Americans are still invisible in the race talks. Just think about how we oft talk about Kamala Harris as a Black woman, but rarely as an Asian American/South Asian American woman. A lot of people have said what needs to be said on this, but I want to discuss the cultural identity impact here.