Saturday, November 08, 2003

mum: what are you making for dinner?
me: i don't know. i'm not really hungry.
mum: well, you still need to cook him something. what are you going to make him?
me: why do i have to cook for him? he can cook for himself.
mum: well, if something were prepared that he could reheat, then i wouldn't tell you to make anything. but you are here, and are a female, and his sister, so it's your duty/obligation/responsibility to. it's the korean way.
me: that's stupid. so stupid.

i would have gone on to rant about feminism/oppression/patriarchy, but then thought it best not to. having already gone that route before, i knew it would be pointless to argue.

and my mother wonders why he's so dependent on family. they need to cut the umbilical cord.

and a quick response to the ethic/nationaly deal: i'm american korean, and not the other way around.


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