Thursday, September 23, 2010

Level 2

In Korea, everyone is a year younger, so the me who was in the middle of first grade got dropped into second. Who knew?

Second Grade was decent. Nothing spectacular here. Because everyone was a ignorant kid who knew nothing of racism and stereotyping, I never really got made fun of for not talking. You see, I never spoke in public until I was sure I didn't sound like a fob with my english. Being accepted was crucial and all that, y'know?

Life was good. I made friends, from Mexican to indian, got in, uh, one fight where I got beaten up by some random fifth Grader with a buckteeth for no reason. So all the bad and all the good happened at school.

On one random ass day, my mom said, avoid the question if someone asks if we have a Green Card!

I didn't really give a shit, so I said, okay. Didn't even know what was going on here. It seemed like it really didn't matter, because my life had never changed from it. My Dad was still acting like a bigshot around the house yelling at the drop of the hat, yelled more if I cried too. Then I got hit occasionally if I was doing "bad" things, which were completely random and dependent on my Parent's opinions.

Yup.

That's the gist of things at home back then. I swear, playing pokemon  blue was the only thing keeping me sane, but Summer was rapidly approaching, and it would be a whole two months of staying at home. I cringed.

38 comments:

  1. man...that is some scary shit...in grade 2 i was playing pokemon blue and then in grade 3 pokemon yellow

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  2. pokemon blue was the shit man :)

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  3. If you think that's bad, you probably shouldn't play Evony. That game was fucking brutal, but I kept going back..

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  4. I know what you mean about the parents opinions stuff. You just can't disagree with them.

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  5. cool story. I can't wait to hear more!

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  6. I played evony too, but didnt like it too much..

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  7. Yeah I didn't talk much when I was a kid either.

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  8. pretty depressing overall man. But pokemon was sure great.

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  9. lol i love pokemon I was a pokemon red man myself

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  10. i also played pokemon blue, i wish blastoise was my dad

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  11. Pokemon ruined my life.

    No joke. I literally failed three classes in university last year because of it.

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  12. In Korea you play a competitive game of StarCraft when you're in a feud.

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  13. Hey i was checking out your blog... you got Fanta5tic stuff.. get back at me when u get new updates ;)

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  14. Thants kinda interesting, didn't know about the 1 year younger rule.

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  15. Waiting on part four, now. I started on three, and am working my way back through your earlier posts. :)

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  16. It's okay Dong.

    You're a big boy now!

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  17. I was obsessed with Pokemon in fourth grade. But I think it made me crazier rather than more sane.

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