This is waaaay better than The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs.
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
This is waaaay better than The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs.
Not sure if that's a good thing or not...
Meet the Parents doesn't have shit on this script.
Thanks for the updates, my wife now loves MGoBlog.
For those of us planning award winning haikus in your honor,
is your name pronounced "CRex" (1 syllable), or "C-Rex" (2 syllables) ?
It used to be C-Rex way back in my high school days, but after I came to Michigan people started taking it like CRex when they saw it online (it was my Counterstrike handle back in the day). So kids on voice chat would say "CRex", so you can take whichever way makes your life easier.
So I was on a first date with a Korean this past weekend and your story came up. She was able to relate with what was being said and thought the situation was hilarious. She is from Seoul and moved here about 2 years ago. All in all it was great to be able to use your life story in conversation that may have otherwise been an uncomfortable topic to discuss (I grew up in Livonia and had little interaction with other cultures my whole life)
I would start my own series of posts to see where things go, but you have set the bar to high!
Best of luck with her ma and glad I could help out. I assume you got a second date and all is well?
For what is worth:
1. Any Asian fetish porn you own, feed it through a woodchipper or store it a friend's. I had a friend with the yellow fever who had a nice little DVD selection of Asian porn, which a Chinese girl found on their third date when he brought her home. Boom, full stop, relationship over.
2. If you go out drinking, always pour for her and let her pour for you. If have to pour your own tea from the pot, beer from the pitcher or whatever you get liked cursed to be single or something. I'm a little hazy on it, all I know if I'm not allowed to pour my own beer anymore.
3. 100 day anniversaries are important. My girlfriend doesn't do like "6 months, 12 months, etc." Our stuff in hundred day increments. Do something nice for the first 100 days, 200 days and 300 days. You can slack off after that (of course women still love flowers), but for some of the big factor of 10 anniversaries, like 1000, etc, do something.
I'd NEVER date an asian chick that didn't appreciate asian fetish porn.
What kind of fetish porn was she expecting anyway?
I grew up in Livonia too. It's the very opposite of multicultural.
Yes, moving to NYC a year ago was quite an experience, but I really am glad I made the move.
CRex, I haven't called her back about a second date yet, but I am pretty sure it's going to happen. Thanks for the background on the pouring of drinks and allotment of days for anniversaries, both actions are noted.
There is a totally sweet mandu bar in K-Town, simple called Mandoo Bar. The seafood mandu was amazing when I was there. They're also cool with mixed race couples, I've been to some places where they've been dicks to me, but the staff there was friendly to everyone.
So when I had to plan the first date I was thinking of K-town, but then I thought, is that to stereotypical?
Is your current gf the first Asian that you have dated?
She is my first Asian girlfriend. In general I've found listening to her and her friends talk it can be a bit of a fine line. If you known too much about Asian culture, just go to Asian restaurants, etc you run the risk of coming off as one of those creepy guys with the 'yellow fever' that targets only Asian women. That will scare them off. I've heard the girls talk about dumping guys because they get a feeling they have the yellow fever.
On the other hand it looks good to have some interest in her culture, understanding her and willingness to go eat comfort foods that remind her of home. I got points for my willingness to learn the language and watch Korean movies with her. I might not bust K-Town out on the first couple of dates, although it's likely fine to express a willingness to try Korean food but let her pick the place / guide you. Or be like "That weird ginger kid on MGoBlog mentioned his girlfriend loves the Mandoo Bar in K-Town, do you think it is good?" She'll either agree or else say "No it sucks, place X is better." Set up dinner at the appropriate place.
Since she moved over here there might be elements of her culture she choses to leave behind, and elements she wants to keep.
I couldn't think of anything more multicultural than growing up in a city of 100k where 96% of the population is white
A few years ago I heard some stats claiming Livonia to be the whitest city in America over 100k and Detroit was the second blackest (behind Gary Indiana). What I find amazing though, is that 2 mile wide Redford is all that seperates them. That's like going from Central Campus to North Campus...
I was also on a date this weekend, and although it was not with a Korean it was with a PhD student in psychology who is doing research on how to take into account different cultural backgrounds when practicing therapy. She was very intrigued as well. CRex, you are the gift that keeps on giving.
How long are the future Mrs CRex's parents staying?? I know they travelled 10,000 miles but a two week stay is ridiculous.
It makes for some great stories though.
-thousands of miles!
he didn't invent it?"
This could just be a diabolocial plot to keep the MGoBlog community focused on Korean-American international relations, while CRex and his crew attempt to steal $140 Billion in Gold Bullion from the Bank of Ann Arbor.
I'm not sure but I think I may have seen that movie before.
CRex says "YippeeKiyay Motherfucker" and storms the Korean embassy
This is Gold! Keep up with the updates. This might be eligible for an MgoBlog Board Award at the end of the year. I have never been so enthused for the next part of a story since I read "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" haha
Eligible? I say we create an MGoAward in CRex's honor.
Just as long as it doesn't end up being the CRex Memorial TEH BEST POST EVAR Award. I'd rather these posts not end up being CRex's eugoogly.
It’s kind of like she had dual personalities, a standard college student one when in Ann Arbor and more of a child one where she obeyed her parents when in Seoul.
Interesting, as I am sure her parents' understanding would be that it is child-like to just do as you please without regard to duty, honor, respect, tradition, and so on.
Best of luck to you both in navigating this maelstrom.
I told the outlines of your story to my co-worker, who grew up in South Korea but chooses to live here for a whole bunch of reasons (including many you mentioned were factors for your girlfriend).
The sympathetic look on her face was something to see.
IT GETS BETTER!
I laughed a lot, but I think I laughed hardest at your mom's recounting of all your hockey injuries.
Is it time for part 4 yet? Is it time for part 4 yet? Is it time for part for yet?
i was a fan of KoreanFather 1 and 2... 3 was a bit long and got into family dynamics i was never truly concerned with.
This is great stuff. I think I'm going to be bummed when the story concludes.
...especially if it comes to a dong-punching conclusion 사월 일 일...
You are a great story teller and this sounds almost scripted with every Asain family member stereotype. The traditional grandfather, the intense mom, the techno-wiz rebellious teen. Too good! Looking forward to the next one to be sure.
"Bibimbaping all over town: the search for A2's best Korean food"
He seems to like the new place, Tian Chu.
Edit: Apparently they're trying to plan your week for you. They also have an article on Korean music at The Blue Karaoke:
By the time this sitcom is over, you will have more than Brian and Magnus combined! I'll be scanning for episode 4 in the near future.
The only sane thing Nic Cage has done in years...
I have a similar problem. My inlaws are from Kentucky. I can't understand shit they say either.
When someone decides to make MGoBlog: The Movie, this needs to be a special feature on the DVD. Can we take some artistic liberties with casting, and make Ken Jeong the father?
He was born in Detroit, and stays in touch:
Hang in there, man. You've reached the montage part of the story where you are doing Korean activities and winning over the family.
Next there will be a major twist, like your girlfriend and her sister will have a heart to heart about her new American self, and how to incorporate the two cultures into one life, but the kid sister will ultimately be jealous that her screw-up, Americanized sister is actually well-adjusted and successful and the family is respecting her again, so the kid sister will run off and you'll lead a massive man hunt for her because her family is paralyzed by the idea of her ending up coked out in some American coked-out place that Koreans imagine their daughters getting coked-out in (like the 8 ball?)
The craziness of the place you finally catch up to her depends on who's making the movie (if it's the guys who made Juno it'll be a like some freshman dorm room; if it's John Woo it'll be captured by international terrorists) but it doesn't matter because you will be victorious over whomever this is, and you will rescue the sister and promise to keep it just between the two of you that she bought the vodka herself (at Stricklands 'cause who else would sell to a 16-year-old Korean girl who can't speak English), and warn her that with great American freedom comes great personal responsibility.
You will wink, and bring her home, and her parents will thank you and have newfound respect for your American white boyness, and your girlfriend will kiss you while everyone claps.
I know it sounds pretty rough man, but I hope it will be at least as fun as it has been for me to read your saga today!
But there has to be at least one massive action sequence, preferably Quentin Tarantino style.
And Samuel L. Jackson has to be in it.
I see CRex going into Stricklands, with .45's in each hand, moving in slow motion, with doves flying behind him....
And Samuel L. can be the translator for the family.
Is her family's favorite Michigan football player Carvin Johnson?
I just go caught up on this. Thanks for making this slow work day go by faster.
This might be a generalization, but her parents must love hockey because it combines ice and skates.
I'm sure Hagelin's speed impressed them.
What a story. I think you have earned the right to dispense with the "OT" label for all future installments.