Friday, June 3, 2011

A Day in the Life

"His parents are going to hate you."

"Did you give up on black men?"

"Yeah, but is she really black?"

"Do you have Yellow Fever?"

"Don't worry. It's just a phase."

"Is he from North or South Korea?"

...and the ridiculousness goes on...

Ryan and I have been together for over 2 years, and I can't help but laugh at all of the questions and reactions we have fielded and continuously get as our relationship continues to develop. Some are purely hateful, some are just ignorant, and others stem from unbridled curiosity. Coming from the South, longer stares and big eyeballs upon seeing an interracial couple is really nothing to write home about...or blog. Maybe it's the brand of 'interracial' that makes our relationship different to the casual observer - Black and Asian (African-American and Korean-American to be exact). Afterall, the scars from the not-too-distant LA riots still naturally carry weight in both communities. Or maybe it's just that 'we' are not something that you see everyday. Afterall, a quick google search will reveal that black women and asian men are relegated to the dating sidelines in this country. Whatever the case may be, follow along as we shock the world with our presence and recount the stories of our lives and reflections!

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