Friday, July 3, 2009

What makes Chinese-CHINESE?

From My InBox:

Please check the list to see how Chinese you or your friends really
There are 29 ways to know if you're Chinese. You will laugh at
yourself when you read all of them.

1. You unwrap gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the
(and especially those ribbons).

2. When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store
them in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has moved out.

3. You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.

4. You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers. You use the
grocery bags to hold garbage.

5. You hate to waste food:
(a) Even if you're totally full, if someone says they're going to
throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them. (Your mom will
give a lecture about starving kids in Africa ).
(b) You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or
one leftover chicken wing.

6. You don't own any real Tupperware- only a cupboard full of used
carefully rinsed margarine tubs, take out containers, and jam jars.

7. You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles that you take
time you stay in a hotel.

8. You wipe your plate and utensils or wash them in a small basin of
water before you eat every time you go to a restaurant.

9 . You own a rice cooker and a slow cooker

10. You wash your rice at least 2-3 times before cooking it.

11. You fight (literally) over who pays the dinner bill.

12. You have a teacup with a cover on it.

13. If you're under age 20, you own a really expensive walkman if
over 20, you own a really expensive camera.

14. You're a wok user.

15. You only make long distance calls after 7pm.

16. You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still
means they're fresh.

17. You never call your parents just to say, ' Hi. '

18. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they'll ask
if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.

19. Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay indoors when you
sick. They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked foods
such food are ' heaty' (yeet hey in Cantonese).

20. You e-mail your Chinese friends at work, even though you only
sit 10 feet apart.

21. You always cook too much.

22. You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the
piece of food on the table.

23. You starve yourself before going to ' All You Can Eat ' buffet.

24. You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or
electronics, computers.

25 . You own your own meat cleaver and sharpen it.

26. Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

27. You call a sausage a hotdog.

28. You wrap with napkins all the knives, spoons and forks of the
airline that you fly on and put in your travel-bag as souvenirs

29. You never forget to take with you all the unused bath and facial
tissues when you check out from the hotel because you believe that you
have paid for it all.

Now that you have read the lot, are they mostly true? Will you take
message and forward it to all your Chinese friends, because you will

always be proud that you're indeed a great Chinese...

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