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Re: "Tigers" <=> "Donkeys" :-)
> I wish my own father was alive today to tell stories like yours to me.
> Unfortunately, kindergarten failed to teach these stories to me and my
> fellow Chinese Americans. These stories are what keeps the legacy of the
> CHINESE CULTURES alive regardless of whether or not we are Hakkas and
> regardless of whether or not we can communicate in Chinese.
I am glad that you like my stories. In 1995 I began to post
Chinese stories and Chinese surnames to the newsgroups
soc.culture china. Some of the netters referred to my stories
as childish and the Chinese surnames bull shit. So I stopped.
I posted the same kind of stories to soc.culture singapores.
Some Singaporeans ridiculed my stories and I was told to
get lost. So I posted them to soc.culture malaysia. There were
no responese from the Chinese netters, but the Malay netters
told me that I was preaching Chinese chauvinism. So I
Later I posted some of the stories to our HGN mail listing.
Some of the Hakka friends complained that my stories were
not Hakka enough. So our HGN moderator began to censored
my stories. I had to stop and began to realize that
I was wasting my time after all.
Only a few months back that I continued to post stories
to HGN through SL Lee who encouraged me not to refrain
from posting. So long as my stories are not ridiculed here
I will continue to post. Chinese has a history of 5000 years
and there are so much to write!
To me Hakka culture is a product of Chinese culture that is
why most of my stories are based on Chinese culture.