• animasaurus

    I think it depends on how much of the language you know because Tiffany used to get A LOT of crap for her Korean, same with Kara’s Nicole.

    Henry and Amber are so cute omg.

    • eternalstars

      I knoooow, they’re so adorable. XD

  • takasar1

    nice article btw. i think it is more to do with the chinese psyche, which places ethnicity above nationality, with the notion that if you lived in france for 4 years and obtained citizenship, you will quickly change from being an american chinese, to a french chinese. the only part that remains constant is the latter word, thus showing that your blood remains constant and will not change regardless of where you live.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

    This wont matter much for them while they are still bonded by SM because in the end, they swing whichever way the company want them to be regardless they like it or not. And if Im not mistaken, Chinese is rather welcoming those who is a Chinese descendant in their community. I once stumbled upon terms they used for Chinese people that origin from China, those who are not etc, and they use this one term to clump together a Chinese born in foreign land. (Sorry I dont recall the term they used) but from there I feel like they dont seem to press much if you are actually a Chinese from a different country.
    This question will only start to get real when they are free from the contract & their group. I guess we can only wait?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

    This wont matter much for them while they are still bonded by SM because in the end, they swing whichever way the company want them to be regardless they like it or not. And if Im not mistaken, Chinese is rather welcoming those who is a Chinese descendant in their community. I once stumbled upon terms they used for Chinese people that origin from China, those who are not etc, and they use this one term to clump together a Chinese born in foreign land. (Sorry I dont recall the term they used) but from there I feel like they dont seem to press much if you are actually a Chinese from a different country.
    This question will only start to get real when they are free from the contract & their group. I guess we can only wait?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003805670577 Mellie Dee

    Wow. Really loved this article. I’m super interested in identity politics and while I’ve been focusing on Korean American idols (like Jay Park), this information on Chinese American/Canadian idols was super informing. Thank you once again seoulbeats for this beautiful piece!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003805670577 Mellie Dee

    Wow. Really loved this article. I’m super interested in identity politics and while I’ve been focusing on Korean American idols (like Jay Park), this information on Chinese American/Canadian idols was super informing. Thank you once again seoulbeats for this beautiful piece!

  • http://samsoondowntherabbithole.com/ dewaanifordrama

    This was an absolutely fascinating and interesting read. I think cultural identity in and of itself is super interesting (maybe because I’m a TCK), but I wonder how lonely they must feel sometimes. I heard that John Park has at times struggled with adapting to Korea, and I am sure that at times Amber and Henry (and really any non-native Korean Hallyu star) probably feel misunderstood and lonely sometimes too. I think that this is also just a by-product of globalization in all its messy gloriousness.

  • http://samsoondowntherabbithole.com/ dewaanifordrama

    This was an absolutely fascinating and interesting read. I think cultural identity in and of itself is super interesting (maybe because I’m a TCK), but I wonder how lonely they must feel sometimes. I heard that John Park has at times struggled with adapting to Korea, and I am sure that at times Amber and Henry (and really any non-native Korean Hallyu star) probably feel misunderstood and lonely sometimes too. I think that this is also just a by-product of globalization in all its messy gloriousness.

  • http://samsoondowntherabbithole.com/ dewaanifordrama

    This was an absolutely fascinating and interesting read. I think cultural identity in and of itself is super interesting (maybe because I’m a TCK), but I wonder how lonely they must feel sometimes. I heard that John Park has at times struggled with adapting to Korea, and I am sure that at times Amber and Henry (and really any non-native Korean Hallyu star) probably feel misunderstood and lonely sometimes too. I think that this is also just a by-product of globalization in all its messy gloriousness.

  • http://samsoondowntherabbithole.com/ dewaanifordrama

    This was an absolutely fascinating and interesting read. I think cultural identity in and of itself is super interesting (maybe because I’m a TCK), but I wonder how lonely they must feel sometimes. I heard that John Park has at times struggled with adapting to Korea, and I am sure that at times Amber and Henry (and really any non-native Korean Hallyu star) probably feel misunderstood and lonely sometimes too. I think that this is also just a by-product of globalization in all its messy gloriousness.

  • KrisMyStar

    I think their identity only matters to them when they are trying to appeal to the general public and not just Kpop fans. Identifying themselves as Asian Americans would probably be the safest way to go because they wouldn’t likely get hate for favoring one or more part of their culture.

  • Cherry_Blueberry

    When you have parents that are from a different country than where you were born, situations become tricky. But this is not always a bad thing. Children in these families are often afforded the privilege of identifying with 2 (often) very different countries and cultures. In my situation for instance, I identify both with being African and American. Because my parents are from Africa, regardless of the fact that I was born in America, my African-American friends identify me as African even though I’m technically AA as well (I don’t want this to come across as self-hating, because I’m proud of my African heritage and never try to hide that. In other words I know I’m African). On the other hand Africans born straight from the motherland identify me as American even though I’m ethnically African. I basically turn into the middleman of both cultures. But the funny thing is, going deeper, both groups still identify me as their own. So at the end of the day I’m both but neither lol. But I feel like it’s to my advantage because if I choose I could reside in either land and make a living for myself without too much difficulty just like these ABC’s are doing (of course I’m not speaking culturally but that’s a different point). I’m pretty sure many readers here identify with these entertainers even if they’re not ABC’s or of African heritage like me because they are in somewhat similar situations. When such phenomenons happen the possibilities in life become endless, which lead to fascinating discussions such as this.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JSL3RBWW5GFGNB7SX4FDUIC24Y Lucy

    Leehom maybe very accepted now as a person who has fluency and master of the language. But when he debuted in 1995 as a 18-19 year old, his Mandarin language skills were frankly very poor. And unlike Henry and Amber, he was criticized a great deal for his lack of mastery for the language and accents. But now he even pens his own lyrics to many of the songs he composes. He hadn’t learned the language as a child growing up so while he was managing his musical career with his education, he actually decided to minor in Asian Studies along with his jazz piano major at Williams and studied Chinese starting from basic courses and improved to where he is now over time and still continuously learning.

    From the Williams Record
    “For starters, he didn’t actually speak Chinese – at least not during his freshman year. Despite the fact that Wang has released 10 albums in Chinese, starting in 1995, he started as a lowly Chinese 101 student with Professor Cecilia Chang, and Professor Neil Kubler taught the Asian Studies major third-year Chinese….Kubler said that by the time he graduated, he was somewhat fluent in Chinese, and became completely fluent after college. According to Kubler, Wang still remains interested in Asian studies; not only did he read up on classical Chinese, but he also recently asked Kubler to send him Cantonese textbooks”

    Interestingly enough, Leehom posted diary entries to his fans from 2000 for like a year or so periodically and in one of the entries he addressed his opinion of his “Asian-American” identity. It maybe a bit long, but I think it’s worth reading his genuine opinion when he was around the age that Henry and Amber are now. It is probably a more eye opening “answer” than you will probably get from a kpop star simply because of the means of communication is his unfiltered essay of what he wants to express. Though his opinion might have changed now since it was a long time ago … 13 years actually..

    “As promised last week, today I am writing about Asian American identity, what it means to me, and its influences on my new album, “Forever’s First Day”…

    The entire restaurant is empty save my promoter, a reporter and me, enjoying a tall glass of grapefruit juice. A photographer also hovers around the table snapping candid photos of me responding to the first questions, “What kind of girls do you like?” “When was your first love?”, “I heard you recently ended a relationship (shi lian)”. My responses are brief and polite, but inside I am thinking about how to take control over this conversation as quickly as possible. I immediately ask, “Have you listened to my new album yet?”. The excuses are well rehearsed, and now it’s her turn to be brief and polite. “I’ve heard ‘Forever’s First Day’ and ‘Descendants of the Dragon’, oh yes, why did you decide to do a cover version of your uncle’s song?” As she asks this question, my grapefruit juice suddenly tastes better, and I reenter the interview with new enthusiasm. After telling her about my new version of the lyrics, her next series of questions are much more interesting, “Tell me about your parents’ immigration”, “What was it like for a Chinese kid to grow up in the States?”, “Do you consider yourself more Chinese or American?”. This last question really makes me think.
    (now I am back in Shanghai, writing from my hotel room here)

    I am an American-Born-Chinese, or ABC, considered a foreigner in America, and also considered a foreigner in Taiwan. I find that quite funny. I grew up in the States, however, I compose Chinese music, speak Chinese at home, have Chinese blood, and lived half of my time during the last five years in Asia. To say that I am only an American acknowledges only part of me, and vice versa.
    While living in America, and being exposed to all different kinds of peoples, I always felt especially comfortable with other ABC’s. After all, I grew up with the Chinese-American community of Rochester NY, and all of us kids were like brothers and sisters. Even when I went to college, or visited other parts of the world, I often found with ABC’s that we had gone through similar phases in our lives, maybe it was growing up playing the violin, having a bowl-shaped haircut between ages four and twelve, or going to Chinese school every Sunday. I found the little things made for an immediate feeling of kinship. This feeling made me join the Chinese American Student Organization (CASO) when I was at Williams College. In CASO, we could get together and cook shui jiao for New Year’s or just watch Chinese movies on the weekends.

    “Do you consider yourself more Chinese or American?”, she reiterates. “I consider myself to be an American-Born-Chinese. My parents came from Taiwan with nothing, and borrowed 50 dollars so that they could get married in a church with God’s blessing. They raised three brothers who grew up to be part of a new generation of descendants of the dragon. This is my story, and this is the story the tens of millions of Chinese living in the U.S., or Canada, or Australia, and all over the world. Twenty years ago, when my uncle sung this song, it had a more local meaning. Now, when you talk about Chinese people, you are talking globally”. She nods, but then says, “You consider yourself an ABC, yet most people think of the term ABC as derogatory. We often think of ABC’s as irresponsible kids of rich parents who come back to Taiwan and just play. Most of them can’t speak Chinese, and we call then bananas”. I call that ignorance. This is an important quote that I want her to get right so I say it slow, “Being an ABC is something that I am proud of. Like the rap lyrics my new song ‘The World of Wild Imaginations’, ‘I am who I am, it’s alright.'”

    This is just parts of the relevant entry.

    Tldr: OTL

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      • Guest

        The first article is easy to link since it’s in the Williams Record website so here: http://thewilliamsrecord.com/2008/04/16/springstreeter-turns-chinese-superstar/

        The Leehom Diary entries were posted on Sony’s Taiwan and Japanese website almost 13 years ago, so the original sources I can’t find anymore. He wrote the entries in English and someone translated them to Chinese for him at that time. Here’s a complete set of English entries here:

        http://lhthfc.fr.yuku.com/topic/14/Pinned-Lee-Hom-Diary?page=1

        after the first 5 posts they start in order from the first one with dates and entry number. I really loved really them simply because it was really informative and be wrote pretty detailed entries about his music and thought process.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JSL3RBWW5GFGNB7SX4FDUIC24Y Lucy

        The first article is easy to find the source: It’s just on the Williams Record online here:

        http://thewilliamsrecord.com/2008/04/16/springstreeter-turns-chinese-superstar/

        Leehom’s diary entries though, are from 13 years ago. Originally he started posting on sony music taiwan’s website http://www.sonymusic.com.tw and a month later the entries started to get published on Taiwan ‘s Xin Bao (newspaper). But I’m afraid the original source is gone, or I can’t find it. He wrote the entries in English and someone helped translated them to Chinese for him ere’s a complete set of English entries here:

        http://lhthfc.fr.yuku.com/topic/14/Pinned-Lee-Hom-Diary?page=1

        After the first 6 posts it starts from the beginning in order by date and entry and then after the last page, on the first page the first 6 entries are his last ones. I enjoyed reading them and they were quite enlightening, since he posted so much thoughts about this music, creative, process and really story thoughts he wanted to share. And it wouldn’t be far fetched to so I gained quite a bit from reading them too.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/JSL3RBWW5GFGNB7SX4FDUIC24Y Lucy

          Sorry >.< not sure why 2 came out, since I thought it ate up my post so I made this new one.

          • SB_Mark

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  • haiitsvi

    I think in such ethnically homogenous countries like Korea and China, your ethnicity is a huge part of how you define yourself. Being any different than the majority would make you stick out like a sore thumb, which would result in Henry’s case, identifying as a Taiwanese, and in Amber’s making her seem as Korean as possible. And like takasar1 said, ethnicity is placed above nationality, and I would argue that the two are equatable.

    As an Vietnamese American myself, I sometimes question my love for Asian entertainment, especially if it’s not from Vietnam. I wouldn’t say that I’m fluent in Vietnamese but I know the basics and as I get older, I regret not developing the ability more. It only estranges me that at times I want to learn Korean or Japanese or Chinese without a full understanding of my own heritage. Being a product of two cultures has its perks and its downfalls.

    I would expect that Henry and Amber (or any other non-Korean in the Kpop industry) would occasionally feel lost or lonely at times, but I’m glad that they have each other. They seem like besties probably because they come from similar situations and circumstances. (I may or may not be a HenBer shipper xD).

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    This is a really interesting article. All of your articles have a ton of information in them, so I learn so much. Thanks, Patricia. :)

  • shannie4888

    This article was really good. I never really wondered how Kpop stars like Amber and Henry define their identity when in Taiwan or China, just how they do it in Korea, since they are not Korean. You’ve really given me a lot to think about.

    I can say that as an immigrant myself, I understand what some ABCs have to go through because even though I was born somewhere else, I still consider American culture and customs a very distinct part of my identity. When I visit my country of birth, the locals may interpret my American sensibilities as being very foreign, but I can’t help it because it’s become fully incorporated into who I am. I’ve been here since I was a child and that is what I know. I still speak my own language and know my culture, so I’ve never lost my ethic or primary cultural identity. I love being able to identify with more than one nation and more than one culture.

    When you are an immigrant or have immigrant parents/grandparents, it adds so much cultural richness to your heritage and your understanding of the world. It’s really a wonderful experience and I hope all ABCs can appreciate that. ABCs have an opportunity to claim all of their ethnicity, instead of just part of it. Whether or not they feel Chinese or American or both, they can claim it because it could be very well that they identify with both, even if it’s more for culture, than for the other.

    It’s common for people to make it seem like a person can’t embrace their complete cultural identity. “You have to choose one” is a motto in our society. You’re either Black or White. There is no gray. Well, why can’t you be both? If outsiders are confused by your willingness to embrace your multiculturalism, then that’s a problem they’ll have to work on. Having a different tradition, language, customs, etc. are gifts that you can pass down to future generations. Therefore, even if your entire lineage becomes “American” down the line, they never forget where they came from and hopefully will appreciate their ethnic and cultural origins.

  • pending

    There’s an amazing backstage clip of the cultural problems *just within f(x)* that Amber has to deal with.

    To summarize, Victoria is telling Amber in Chinese that she needs to move backwards while Krystal tries to help by explaining in English that Amber needs to move forwards. LOL, I can’t imagine what it’s like for Amber, being trapped in the most intense language immersion program known to man…

    • eternalstars

      HA, I remember that video!!! I always wondered what Amber’s face looked like there…and poor Amber. American born, but expected to adopt the customs and language of Korea for her career, and promote in Taiwan despite not being fluent in Chinese.

  • http://twitter.com/babycokes K-popping Dem Pills

    Interesting I’ve always wondered what it was like for them and Jay Park. Near enough every ethnic minority (it’s quite rare to find in ethnic person who’s parents were born here) in Britain has the experience of when your in this country you are Carribean/Indian/African etc for instance but when you go back to you’re British so God knows how they feel LOL

  • b55555b

    hah! i’m a semi-failed ABC. i can speak and understand, but i cannot read or write to save my life.

    interesting article. my dad’s benshengren and my mom’s waishengren (her parents/my grandparents anyway.. my mom was born in Taiwan). i always say i’m Chinese when people ask me, but there’s always a select few who give me an offended look and say i’m supposed to be Taiwanese -_- it’s really none of their business, but thanks very much for telling me who i should be LOL. i even remember the 2010 US census, there was this huge push by this group (i don’t know who so i can’t say) to check “other” and write in “Taiwanese” instead of checking “Chinese.” don’t think they had much success with that haha.

    i won’t have to repeat what Lucy said about Wang Leehom. she got it :)

    i’m sure Jeremy Lin will improve soon enough. both China and Taiwan are practically throwing money at him. he has to improve haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002780664624 Jolly Roger

    This issue is part of the inability of East Asian cultures to understand what an American is. Unlike Korea, Japan, and China (among others) American nationality has absolutely no basis in race or ethnicity. Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Krystal, and even Sunny are as American as George Washington or any other American of European ancestry. Koreans still seem to equate being American with being of European descent, and can’t seem to fathom that Asian-Americans are just as American as those whose ancestors settled in Jamestown or came on the Mayflower.

  • Nnada

    Now this makes me wonder if SM is offering Amber (since, by her own admission, her Chinese language skills are lacking) any Chinese (reading, writing, speaking) language lessons in order to improve her communication in Mandarin.

    But then again, she still needs to learn Korean . . . gawd, I feel for her, so many languages to learn so little time to study (especially when you consider that her time is already occupied by trainings, promotions . . .).

  • jesuis2

    Korean-Americans aren’t totally accepted as being the same as Koreans.
    They get nitpicked for not knowing a certain word or saying it incorrectly.
    Things that non-Koreans would get a pass on, Korean-Americans get a lot of criticism/flak.

  • eternalstars

    I am so glad someone decided to point this out, because as someone with Asian parents growing up in a Western country, I always wondered how Henry and Amber coped with being of Asian descent, growing up in America/Canada, and moving to work in Korea at a relatively young age. Must be difficult, no matter how busy they might be with their activities and promotions etc. I mean, it’s generally in your early/mid teenage years that you start thinking about your dual cultures and angsting about your identity and everything, and even if they didn’t, it still must be hard to have to completely adopt a new culture and lifestyle and learn a new language where they’d find it difficult to clearly express themselves. Still, being from two cultures has its definite perks, hehe.

    Also, love Wang Leehom :P