“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - JFK
Tbh, I’m not much of a quotes person.
Yes. My mother is of mainly Scotch-Irish/Scots-Irish descent with a bit of English and German, and my dad is mainly of African descent. However, both sides of my family have had members in the United States for hundreds of years.
Either Italy or South Korea to teach English. I’d like to try visiting and potentially living abroad to get immersed in another culture and impact communities worldwide.
Ummmm…ALL OF THEM!
I like a lot of accents, but I’ll have to go with Welsh.
When it comes to inspirational people, I tend to be most influenced by people I actually know. I don’t really have a go-to list of inspirational people, tbh.
However, I’d definitely say I’m inspired by my mother, and she happens to be from my country. As far as someone from another country, I’d have to go with Tablo, who grew up in Canada and S. Korea. They’re totally different people, but what they do have in common is that I feel I can connect with them. Tablo has aspects of his personality that I can relate to, and my mother is literally related to me, so there.
I don’t read a lot of literary works nowadays, since I’ve got textbooks and non-fiction excerpts from informative magazines and online articles to read. So my selections to personally choose from are pretty thin tbh.
US (my country) - The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston (click for more info)
UK - The Harry Potter Series
Both books have ghosts, but other than that the similarities end. The ghosts referred to in Kingston’s book vary from supernatural beings to living non-Chinese American people. The book is a sort of memoir told in the talk-story format, blending fact and fiction seamlessly. I’ve started to really dig that idea. Kind of Hunter S. Thompson-ish minus some of the unedited gonzo journalism.
Y’all know how awesome HP is, I don’t need to explain that.
Day 10 - What’s your favourite food from your country and another country?Try and compare them by telling us about the both of them, if they have similiarities and why you love them.
I’m more of a fan of base ingredients than actual dishes when it comes to favorite foods, since I like to cook. My favorite is rice. It goes with everything. Although rice is seen as an Asian dish, the kanji (Japanese-borrowed Chinese characters) for the United States is “rice country” (米国).
For a quick dish I learned from my family, I like cooking rice in cream of mushroom soup.
For an Asian-inspired dish, I make rice stir-fry with soy sauce, assorted vegetables, egg, and either quick-marinated chicken or pork.
Now I’m starting to get a bit hungry…