Thursday, July 06, 2006

Found this on the web...kinda kool don't meet all of these but its close. And Neil I guess you are Japanese after all, but I might not be lol...check the second one. Also didnt know what e.o. 9066 was so i looked it up and linked it so people dont have to.





You Know You're
American
Japanese When....


You're obsessed with your hair, your car, and your clothes
You want to marry a Korean American or Chinese American woman (males); or you want to marry a white guy (females).
You know that Camp doesn't mean a cabin in the woods.
Your Issei grandparents had an arranged marriage.
One of your relatives was a "picture bride."
You have relatives who live in Hawaii.
You belong to a Japanese credit union
Wherever you live now, you always come home to the Obon festival.
The bushes in your front yard are trimmed into balls.
You have a kaki tree in the backyard.
You have at least one bag of sembei in the house at all times.
You have a Japanese doll in a glass case in your living room.
You have a nekko cat in your house for good luck.
You have large Japanese platters in your china cabinet.
You have the family mon and Japanese needlepoint on the wall.
You own a multicolored lime green polyester patchwork quilt.
Your grandma used to crochet all your blankets, potholders and dishtowels.
You check to see if you need to take off your shoes at your friends' houses.
When you visit other Japanese, you give or receive a bag of fruits or vegetables.
When you visit other Japanese, you know that you should bring omiage.
When you leave a Japanese person's house, you take leftover food home on a paper plate or a Styrofoam meat tray.
You keep a supply of rubber bands, twist ties, butter and tofu containers in the kitchen.
You know that Pat Morita doesn't really speak like Mr. Miyagi.
You're mad because Kristi Yamaguchi should have gotten more commercial endorsements than Nancy Kerrigan.
When your back is sore, you use Tiger Balm or that flexi-stick with the rubber ball on the end that goes, "katonk," "katonk."
After funerals, you go for Chinameshi.
After giving koden, you get stamps in the mail.
You fight fiercely for the check after dinner.
You've hidden money in the pocket of the person who paid for dinner.
You don't need to read the instructions on the proper use of hashi.
You eat soba on New Year's Eve.
You start off the new year with a bowl of ozoni for good luck and the mochi sticks to the roof of your mouth.
You pack bento for road trips.
Your grandma made the best sushi in town.
You cut all your carrots and hot dogs at an angle.
You know the virtues of SPAM.
You know what it means to eat "footballs."
You grew up eating ambrosia, wontons and finger Jell-O at family potlucks.
You always use Best Foods mayonnaise and like to mix it with shoyu to dip broccoli.
You use the "finger method" to measure the water for your rice cooker.
You grew up on rice: bacon fried rice, chili rice, curry rice or red rice.
You like to eat rice with your spaghetti.
You can't start eating until you have a bowl of rice.
Along with salt and pepper, you have a shoyu dispenser at your table.
You buy rice 25 pounds at a time and shoyu a gallon at a time.
Natto: you either love it or hate it.
As a kid, you used to eat Botan rice candy.
You have a pet named Chibi or Shiro.
Someone you know, owns an Akita or Shiba dog.
At school, you had those Hello Kitty pencil boxes and sweet smelling erasers.
Milk makes you queasy and alcohol turns your face red.
Your dad owns a Member's Only jacket.
Someone you know drives an Acura Integra, Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.
You used to own one of those miniature zori keychains
You have a kaeru frog or good luck charm hanging in your car.
Your parents compare you to their friends' kids.
Your dentist, doctor and optometrist is Japanese American.
Whenever you're with more than three people, it takes an hour to decide where to eat.
You've heard your name pronounced a half-dozen different ways.
You know that E.O. 9066 isn't a zip code.
In the bathroom you have a crocheted toilet paper cover.
You know the California Hotel is not located in California.
No matter how bad your Japanese is, you still know the words shi-shi and oon-chi.
You have, at one time or another, helped fold 1,000 cranes for someone's wedding or anniversary.
When you meet another JA, you can be sure you're either related to them or know someone who knows them.
You have one of those "always hot" rice cookers in your kitchen.
You were told to eat nori so your hair would be black.
You say "itadakimasu" before you eat.
You know to stop yelling when you hear the word "yakamashii."
You compliment a person from Japan on how well they speak English, and they compliment you on how well you speak Japanese, and you both know you're kind of stretching things.
You know you don't need a spoon for miso soup.
The ultimate Chinese dinner for you includes: seaweed soup, chicken chow mein, chashu, pakkai, shrimp with lobster sauce, almond duck, pea chow yuk and homyu.
You know that summer means it's time for somen and shaved ice with azuki beans.
Your dad's front lawn is his pride and joy - to the point of obsession.
You're proud to be Japanese - and you pass these jokes on to all your Japanese friends!




1 comments:

Quin said...

This sounds more like... "You are Hawaiian (or American), and you know you are Japanese when..." isn't it?? I guess it is for nisei, sansei, +++ things, huh. But it's funny though. How many % are you Japanese??