7.21.2012

Open Thread

Can't believe we've never done this before! So many blogs do this - I don't know why I keep forgetting to try this here!

Open Thread, Narrators.  Talk as you will.  Tell us who you are, where you're from, and what's on your mind.

Play nice....

83 comments:

  1. Sugabelly, Nigerian, Blogger, Artist.

    Wondering if Asian men are ever going to stop dreaming of being with white women and look at the black women right in front of them.

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    1. Do a lot of black women even like Asian men? From my observations Asian men aren't interested in black women but the feelings are mutual.Why is that? Oh well you don't really need attention from the whole group. You just need to catch the eye of that one special person. :)

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    2. Sugabelly, are you still upset about that dude?

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    3. Child of God, lover of music, food, travel and meeting new people. Southern girl.

      Has anybody seen the Black Dynamite cartoon on Adult Swim? That had me completely speechless last night.LOL!

      I am completely in agremeent with the punishement given to Penn State. They deserved more for letting that perv rape those children and not stopping it when they became aware of it.

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    4. Not to add petrol to the fire, this is just an observation. Lately every single time I step out in the past few weeks, and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME, I've seen at least, and I mean AT LEAST, one Asian man/white woman couple. I don't know when this pairing boomed in London but I see a lot of Asian men with white women. And it's not like they are just holding hands or something, most of the time they are carrying a baby, or pushing a stroller which suggests commitment. I saw one couple today, saw another yesterday while at a park, saw another couple while on the bus a few days ago. I'm not sure if it's always been there or if there's some reason I'm just noticing it, but lately I see more AM/WW couples than AW/WM.

      Interesting, but on the other hand, and I'm going just by looks judging a book by its cover etc, I'm not sure how I'd feel if the Asian men I saw were with Black women. Lol, I'll try not to be mean...they don't exactly look top notch (except for the one at the park yesterday). For every ten AM/WW couple I've spotted in the past three weeks I've seen one AM/BW couple and yeah the latter were much cuter. But they were young so I can't say anything about "commitment".

      Oh, and I went to a monthly Black book club today and we discussed Pao! One of the Jamaican ladies there has a "full Chinese" in law and we talked about race and history in Jamaica. And I'll just take this opportunity to give a shout out to London! Apart from the Olympics so much other stuff is happening right now and I've met the most amazing Black people, well Black women in particular, here. I've gone off on a tangent but I'm in a good mood today, it comes from hanging out with such beautiful, smart and inspirational Black women!

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    5. LOL, yes I'm still mad. ^_^

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  2. Good question.....I think we can throw Black men, Latino/Hispanic men, and Native men in that question also......

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  3. Lilymoon, Born in Haiti living in Florida

    Despite how horrible the events that happened in Colorado I'm still thankful that it wasn't by a black person.

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    1. I'm Haitian too, and I'm also happy about the fact. I'm in Korea right now and when I heard this news, it really broke my heart.

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    2. Lilymoon, stop reading my mind.

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    3. Lilymoon, I knew he was white right away. Mass murders have white male written all over it.

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    4. Um, how about a nod to the fact that when a white guy does kill a lot of people, they a)don't call him a terrorist, and b)usually jump the conclusion that he is mentally ill, even though mass killing and white people is hardly an anomaly (either in the recent or distant past).

      Too often, abhorrent, destructive, malicious behavior by them is seen as unusual, but when a POC does it, mental illness is never offered as an excuse although they don't have a problem sometimes calling black defendants facing the death penalty "retarded" (and then will execute them anyway).

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    5. Agreed. Also, did you notice how in every piece written about him, they point out the fact that he was a PhD candidate (sometimes more than once)? As if to say "how could this perfectly respectable educated white boy do something like this?"

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  4. I'm Amanda and I'm am a blogger and writer who is learning Japanese.
    I am originally from New York and lived there for the majority of my life but I'm now in Texas. :/
    Quite honestly, I could care less if certain men aren't attracted to black women. It's them that are missing out, not me. :P
    -Shameless plug- If you are interested in learning Japanese or are learning Japanese, check out my blog.

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    1. Not shameless at all! *saves link* Thanks!

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    2. I agree. If it is meant for me to marry, the good lord will send me a man who will not use race and stereotypes to define me as a potential partner. If he is judgmental, then he's not really into you. He will send me a good man who will love me for me. It may sound repetitive,but really..I believe that.

      I remembered saying " whew" when I heard about the suspect. I was reading some news blogs and some of those racists wanted to be a Black man. In my heart , I didn't think so.

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  5. Heya! I go by two variations of Leo on the internet, and I'm a Jamaican illustrator fresh from art college (finally! whew!). Currently, I'm finishing up one commissioned project, and about to start another. I'm also bent on shaking off this funk my head's been in lately, and start working on my own ideas again - as well as commissions. Gotta make that daily bread, you know!

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  6. I'm Myra, Caribbean (from the eastern area, have a guess), living in France, lazy blogger, my job is nothing interesting right now.
    I love reading about society, cultures, music and self-improvement.

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  7. Mass Murderer or suspected shooter "budding scientist, brimming with potential"....Hand to God pulled that quoted bit from an AP article......I suppose next we will in fact find out he walked on water and fed fishes to the masses....

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  8. Halima

    Somali-Canadian girl...very much in love with literature and history as well as the social sciences...thought i was alone in my interests until i found this blog 2 years ago.

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    1. Somalia for the win! Just saying.

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    2. Lol thnx.

      -halima

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  9. Char, African-American, Librarian in training, with a B.A. in Anthropology. Always interested in talking race, sex, gender, society, power, intersectionality etc. Always found men of all ethnicities hot, got into K-pop and wondered about the racial aspect of a hip-hop based k-pop movement, which got me thinking Blasian thoughts...

    The movie Ninja Assassin and Rain's abs really helped, though. ;)

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    1. I'm also an African-American Librarian! Let me know if you need career advice.

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    2. Will do! Thanks! Actually, I might want to even interview you, if you don't mind, since I'm doing a project for a former anthro professor on minority librarians and digital librarianship.

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  10. Hello,
    Sacha, born and raised in London, UK. Avid blog follower. Self employed Designer, Artist and Capoeirsta. Finding Ankh's various blogs and reading commentary and then reading the blogs of the other commenters has really helped me to define my experiences as a Black woman living under a white supremacist state. Involved in a Blasian relationship with a man of Scottish- Nepalese descent. Wondering where life is gonna take me next! Hello!

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    1. London!

      (I'm sorry but I'm just getting excited over this thread when countries and cities that I know/love pop up.)

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  11. Hello everyone

    I'm black or African-American (mother is American black, father is Nigerian (Yoruba)), born and raised in Chicago. I have a A.A. in Interactive Media and a B.S. in Computer Forensics. Reader of many blogs but only participate in a few, most of the time I just enjoy the commentary from people around the world (good or bad) to see what's on people's minds.

    Sometimes I'm a creator(Dziva Jones- http://dzivajones.wix.com/bodyguard ), majority of time I'm an investigator of data.

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  12. Tracy, African American southerner. Super geek (anime, manga, video games, asian dramas, sci fi fantasy, list goes on).

    Moved to NY for college and decided to move to NYC after graduation. I have a BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Theatre (Acting and Playwrighting), Japanese, and Literature (Japanese, Indian, European). Currently learning Mandarin and trying to make my way to teach English in Asia for a year. Nice to meet everyone!

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  13. Oh yeah here is my bio, I'm Southern bred African- born and raised in the outskirts of Atlanta,Georgia. Wow!, It's very impressive to see all of these librarians on here!Ironically ,that was my first love and I wanted to major in that. Unfortunately most of the colleges near me, eliminated the program. I knew of one, but it's 230 miles away from me. I have an A.A in French and a B.A. in Art. may go back for a masters, in 2013, though I'm not certain about it.

    I love foreign affairs( That was something else I should have considered in the day), as well as things from the African-American community and diaspora. I also enjoy reading, writing, going to movies and intentional festivals

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  14. Im Lao-American male, Borned in a jungle village in southern Laos with Lao, Cambonian, Chinese, and African ancestry, I came to the US at the age of 12 as a refugee and am now 43 years old. I found this site by accident and love it. I don't surf the internet a lot do to family priorities.

    Anyhow I just wanted to say "Thank you." from the bottom of my heart for your kind comments about Asian men. Im attracted to dark completion females myself. Im my opion of course, black women are beautiful. All women are beautiful. Its that thing about black women that gets my palms sweaty, heart racing, and just flat out shy.

    Just wanted you to know that we Southeastern Asian men do find you very attractive. Ive been married to a Blasian women for 13 years and have 4 beautiful children together.

    From my humble heart, takecare and have a great day.

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    1. Sorry for the spelling mistakes and most of all I apologize if I offended anyone with my comments. Texting off a phone is quite hard. Lol.

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  15. Im Naomi Patricia de Carvalho,im african young women,i was born in portugual and raised in Switzerland,me and my family later moved back to Angola,Africa where i curently live,im on my last year of Highschool, im christian,im obssessed with India,i love their culture,landscapes,food,clothes,movies and music....and i found this blog by accident but im loving it so far!

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    1. Angola is another country I admire! I've never been but I've enjoyed Angolan music (Perola, Ary, Titica) and literature (really just Jose Eduardo Agualusa).

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  16. ForgottenMajestyJuly 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Aloha from the middle of the Pacific ocean, aka Hawai'i!

    Don't know if I could be a part of the Blasian circle, but.....

    ....NAME: ForgottenMajesty
    PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Oahu, HI
    FOLLOWING THE NARRATIVE FOR: 1 1/2 years
    IDENTIFIES AS: Filipino female
    MAJOR: Teaching & Performance

    I'm Ylysha Polaris, a Filipina actor
    singer
    director
    writer
    model
    occasional clothing designer
    advocate
    non-denominational Christian
    Transformers fan
    that dreams of, one day, writing and making movies/tv shows/musicals where 'fat' girls can portray benevolent yet sexy assassins, Blasian couples are admired and desired, talent and hard work, not looks and lack of boundaries, determine who acts in whatever we watch, and equality is not something just wanted by, quoting real-life ignorants, 'super sensitive black people'.

    Ugh. Somebody shoot me for even typing that.

    Living in the beautiful, hot Hawaiian Islands for all my life, and dreaming of making my media here. We are such a diverse people, and yet outside film projects STILL insist on making us the extras, not realizing there are educated cast and crew here, waiting and ready for acting work that could change lives.

    Here's the Hawaii Actors Network link: http://www.hawaiiactors.com/

    Oh, and for my fellow single ladies who, unlike me, would like to marry someday....
    .....you want variety in men, you come down here to the Archipelago and check us out!!!! I'm more than willing to hook you girls up with my guys.

    Embracing Diversity and advocating Blasian Love wherever I go,

    ~Ylysha Polaris

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  17. Love to see all these names! Welcome! Delurk more often!

    Because folks are curious as to who comes here from where and how often, I've installed Feedjit beneath the translator so Narrators can see - in real time - who's visiting the Narrative and from where.

    Enjoy!

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  18. Ariel, occasional commenter, mostly lurker. Been following for 1.75 years now.

    From VA & NC, one year post college grad looking for a job in a messed up economy. If you know anyone hiring in the natural resources/bioloy/GIS field, hit me up!
    Looking to teach English in Korea and ride out the recession over there.

    I have a degree in natural resources, but I'm becoming more interested in writing novels/screenplays/comics. About to start my first novel that I never got around to doing for NaNoWriMo.

    Favorite band: Jamiroquai
    Favorite rapper: Mos Def
    Favorite movie: Zoolander
    Favorite book: Dealing With Dragons by Patrica C. Wrede
    Favorite TV show: Community
    Favorite anime: Samurai Champloo
    Favorite food: mango

    I think that about covers it.

    Thanks for the awesome blog!

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  19. Renee.First time commenting on here. Found this blog a few months back and enjoy reading the different articles. I'm a fantasy writer living NorCal trying to make a living with my writing. I'm also really into music and reading.

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    1. Hello Renee! I think you follow me on Tumblr, I had no idea that you write fantasy. Do you incorporate any Blasian themes into your works?

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    2. Hi! Yeah, I do follow you on Tumblr, I really liked your posts. Very thought-provoking. With my current series, I haven't incorporated any Blasian themes yet, although one of the new people groups in the second book will be Asian. Hopefully, I will have the second book done by December. I will probably include some Blasian themes in my other stories.

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    3. Thank you! Do you put any of your writing online? Good luck with all the writing, I need some of your energy because I've been struggling to get this steampunk story done for months now.

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    4. You're welcome. My book is available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YKLRFM and here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/159662. You can also read the first chapter for free here:http://rmimms.tumblr.com/preview-lost-king. Thank you, I'll definitely be needing it! Awesome, a steampunk novel! Writing can be frustrating but if you set aside time, even if it's only 30 minutes, you'll make a lot of progress. I've had times where I've handwritten 2-3 pages and then other days where I've struggled to get through one paragraph. Ideas tend to come to me at weird times of the day, like when I'm trying to fall asleep or taking a shower (hope that not too TMI). Don't beat yourself up too much. If all else fails, go for a walk and then come back. HTH

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    5. Thank you for sharing!

      And it's actually a short story that I hope to submit to an anthology, due in September. I feel you on that, some good days I can write like 10 A4 pages in a go but on other days I struggle to complete a paragraph as well. Omg! I get ideas when I'm trying to fall asleep too XD and no that's no too TMI. I'm beating myself up because there's a deadline! Thanks again!

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    6. Sure, no problem. Oh, neat a short story. I hope that you make your deadline! I wonder what is up with that sleeping thing, so annoying XD. You're very welcome!

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    7. Hello again Renee! I'll talk to you a lot more when I'm back on Tumblr as I'm currently on a Tumblr vacation but...that sleeping thing struck me a few nights ago. Like while dozing off this entire story, plot, characters, world building, every damn thing just decided to reveal itself to me *puffs cheeks*

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  20. Hi! Mixed black girl from the heartland of America, who has ALWAYS loved Asian guys and doesn't plan to stop! Divorced from a Japanese-American man, mommy to 3 gorgeous and brilliant blasian babies.

    Having TONS of fun circular dating several Asian men of various Asian nationalities, but really taking my time with choosing carefully this time around. It looks like the Japanese scientist might win my heart if he plays his cards right.

    Loves K-pop, a huge fan of the chocolate abs :p

    Currently in graduate school and recently decided that I WILL make my dream of living abroad come true... considered SK but decided on Japan for a number of reasons. Now it's time to learn Japanese (thanks for the link above!)

    Struggling at times with the constant repetition of what I call "The Deficit Model of AMBW". AKA the "Don't Nobody Want Neither One of Y'all, So You May As Well Get Together" perspective. Plenty of men want me, of every race. I just prefer Asian men. I get bone tired of white worshiping guys and those who really think black women are at the bottom. However, I am around much much less of that ever since I basically stopped interacting with Asian-American men. Men FROM ASIA are soooooo much better a fit for me. Yeah, some guys born here aren't white worshiping racists, but most of them are. My advice to any black woman whose spirit is getting chewed up by this is as follows: 1. Go to the source. Date ASIAN men. 2. Pack your bags and GO TO ASIA if you can. Once I finish this doctorate, I will take my happy self to Japan. You can too!

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    1. Here are some red flags I use to eliminate an Asian guy from consideration during the vetting process. I know they will seem like common sense for most of us, but there are young black girls reading this blog who may not have thought of some these things, and it may help them to learn how to vet an Asian guy.

      Red Flags:

      - He talks like Tupac. Yeah... no.

      - He honestly believes he is the only Asian guy to have ever expressed an interest in a black woman. I hear this a LOT.

      -He expresses some variation of the assumption that I have been yearning for an Asian guy for ages but have been unable to attract one, and he will be my hero by allowing me to touch the hem of his cloak. GTFO.

      -He makes an assumption that I am sexually loose and that he can easily have sex with me, because after all, I'm a black woman.

      -He thinks all American women(of all races) are sexually loose.

      -He assumes that I am seeking an Asian man because I am sick of being used and abused by broke-ass deadbeat black men, and now I want to find a guy with a good job so I'm thinking Asian. AKA calling me a golddigger. (Notice how when a white or asian girl wants a guy with a job, she has standards and common sense. When a black woman does, she is a golddigger. GTFO.)

      -He finds his own Asian features inherently unattractive, and believes that Asian men are less sexual, less masculine, and less desirable than other men. This kind of insecurity makes it impossible for him to believe I am attracted to him for himself, so he either thinks I am mentally defective OR that I have some ulterior motive. It can also lead to controlling and jealous behavior.

      -He listens to American hip hop or rap music. This stuff is chock full of hatred for black women! If it appeals to him, he either feels the same way or his mind is being polluted and turned against the perception of me as a valuable loveable woman suitable for a committed relationship. No way.

      -His parents are racist. I'm NOT going to waste my time with a man whose parents will break us up. Unless he can demonstrate to me quickly and clearly that his parents are not going to object, I will NOT consider him as a mate. Some guys claim they will defy their parents but frankly I want tranquil relations with his family. My ex-husband's family really loved me. It is possible, and it's what I want.

      -Any slightest whisper of an indication that he carries a torch for white women. If he wants a white woman he needs to go and get one- I'm not white and never will be. I'm not going to be his bedwarmer while he yearns after Miss Ann.

      -Any comment about how I'm a great catch only because I'm an atypical black person. Nope.

      -Low level of education. I have seen tons of Chinese-American or Chinese immigrant guys with only a GED or only a high school diploma lately. Don't believe the hype that it's only Cambodian, Thai or Laotian guys with little education. There are lots of other Asian guys who lack the basic qualifications to provide. I'm getting a PhD, and yet these men think they are on my level as suitable matches!!!! GTFOOHWTBS. Would they think an Asian or White woman with a doctorate would accept them? No, of course not. But a black woman is supposed to be happy with scraps. NO! Beyond financial stability, there is a compatibility issue. I greatly value education, and I want a guy who feels similarly.

      -He tries to convince me that alllllll other Asian people (esp men) are totally racist and he is the only one who isn't. He is either trying to prevent me from considering the advances of other Asian men OR he is actually racist too because he considers it to be the norm.

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    2. Damn, joyful. That right there is a post!!!!

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    3. This is excellent joyful especially the bit about considering himself unattractive and thinking Asian men are lesser than other men. Such a huge red flag, like when you see that run for the hills. This needs to be a post because a lot of women, it seems, need to know this before falling in love with Asian men. I would have thought stuff like this was common sense but apparently it isn't.

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    4. Thank you ladies! I was afraid people would scratch their heads and say this is super duper common sense 101... and it ~should~ be obvious but lots of girls learn those red flags through trial and error. If I can help one of them skip the painful process of learning the hard way, I want to do it. And maybe, just maybe, a lurking Asian guy will mull over what I said if he fits one of the red flag categories.

      I have seen posts on AMBW blogs before where Asian-American men try to poison the well for foreign Asian men. They warn black women away, and try to fear-monger. I know lots of American born Asians feel like they need to demonstrate superiority over "fobs" so to hear women choosing only "fob" guys rubs them the wrong way. I think I can understand... however those same guys don't stand up for us when they hear AMXF guys shitting on black women. They sit there and twiddle their thumbs. So that tells me everything I need to know.

      Now, let me go and study Japanese verbs....

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    5. Joyful, I am a Laotian man with an AAS in Electronics Technology. I was married to a Laotian woman with a MBA. I supported her while she went to shool. After she finished and land a great promotion, I becamed a less significant person for her. Her parents didn't liked me anymore and always created problems between us. Thank God I am no longer married to this high educated woman. My current wife of 13 years who is half black and asian is the best thing that came into my life. Through job lay offs she stuck with me. She said she would live in a card board box with me if she had to. My beautiful blasian wife only graduated high school but I could careless. The way she treats me and care for our children is priceless. At the present we owned 2 homes and invested in land. All this I owe it to my wife. I work. She works and takes care of our finances. Pretty smart for a high school graduate. Love life couldn't be any better over all. She is my angel.

      Wish you all the happiness in life.

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    6. What happened in your first marriage is common when the wife is vastly more educated than the husband. I want to avoid a similar fate. Now that your current wife is at a similar/lower level of education as you, everything is cool. I also want to be happy with an equally educated man or one more educated than myself. I'm glad you found happiness.

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    7. When falling inlove educational level wasn't even on the prerequisite in my case. I was enlightened by your post that it was related to my past situation. Everyone has their own preference as to how they want to live their life. I totally repect it.

      May your days be fill with smiles and laughters.

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  21. *Thunderous handclaps* there ya go!

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  22. This is awesome, guys! Continue to de-lurk! Welcome!!

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  23. Hiyas! I'm an African American senior who grew up mostly in Germany and Panama.( military kid) I came back to the U.S for high school, and to be honest... I like overseas better. When I graduate I want to major in international relations and Japanese. ( I want to be a diplomat for either Germany, Japan, or Italy.)

    In Germany, my closest friends tended to be Asian. I never thought anything of it until I came to the U.S. (MAJOR CULTURE SHOCK) I didn't know people would find it weird that I would find Asian guys attractive, or that I know a little of bit of Japanese & Korean. (family stationed in those countries)

    I love history and firmly believe that oppressed groups in the U.S need to know their(not white washed) history. Can't wait to get out of this country, annnd I'm mostly a lurker. (This is because I feel like if I add my two cents it will sound like a dumb teenager. Oh well)

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  24. JustAnotherLurker :-)July 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Hey everyone,

    I'm Kenyan (born and raised), and I've been lurking around this site for a little over a year now. I speak some Japanese (I'm not fluent, but I can hold my own). Computer science student and newbie hacker by day, singer-songwriter by night. :-)

    P.S: It feels surprisingly good to de-lurk!

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    1. Kenya! Woot! (Okay I need to stop this :P)

      Do you still live in Kenya? How did you come about the BN? You're a newbie hacker too? That is so cool, I recently attended a talk on African tech hubs and Kenya, in particular Nairobi, was mentioned (alongside Lagos). So awesome, I'm loving the Africa representation here.

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    2. JustAnotherLurker :-)July 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

      Yes, I still live in Kenya. :-) It has a decent techie presence; better than decent even. I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to say that tech is the most booming industry at the moment around here.

      As for how I got here, well, as I was learning Japanese, I got curious about Asian men and black women couples, especially seeing how underrepresented they are in mainstream media. So I went on a Google spree and this was the first site I saw that actually had a somewhat detailed acoount on AMBW relationships. Long story short, I got hooked and I've been lurking ever since.

      P.S: I'm loving the excitement for your favourite places. Don't stop :-)

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    3. JustAnotherLurker :-)July 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM

      *account

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    4. Yes, I've heard that young girls in Nariobi are creating programs that big companies in the West such as IBM purchase. So that sounds better than decent (and also provides fertile stuff for Kenyan science fiction).

      Are you still learning Japanese? What drove you to learn the language? (Haha, sorry for all these questions! I'm just curious).

      As for my favourite places, someone from Ghana just needs to leave a comment and I'll be very very happy.

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    5. JustAnotherLurker :-)July 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      Yes I am. Luckily the uni I go to places a lot of emphasis on having a global mindset, so it's compulsory for students to do at least one foreign language. They offer Japanese so naturally that's what I chose.

      It was the music that first drew me in. I started searching for Japanese lyrics online so I could sing along. Then I looked for translations so I could understand. It wasn't long before I began to recognize words from one song in another song. Then I got hooked on anime and that pretty much sealed the deal.

      About the questions, I don't mind - really.

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    6. 私も日本語を勉強しています。私のブログで日本語の勉強ついてに書きます。読んでくださいね。^_^いつから日本語を勉強していますか?

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    7. Just Another Lurker :-)July 26, 2012 at 4:03 AM

      アマンダさん、はじめまして!この返信はちょっと遅い、ごめんね。あなたのブログはすごいですね!私は約1年日本語を勉強しています。あなたはいかが?

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    8. 四年ぐらい勉強していますけど、まだ流暢じゃない。

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    9. @JustAnotherLurker

      I want to know what music first drew you in! Do you watch dramas as well? Your uni sounds awesome.

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  25. Hello, everyone! It’s been awhile since I have posted here, life has been keeping me busy. I never did introduce myself, how rude of me. My name is Melody or Mel. I’m a young, short, African American, female, college student, and majoring in Fine Arts. I also live in Texas (not Houston), but have visit there a couple of times. Been reading this blog about 3 years now, please keep up the good work! My interests are reading, poetry, photography, listening to music, anime, Asian dramas, and yoga. Took French in high school, and learned the basics for Japanese last semester in college. I don’t date, drink, nor smoke.

    I listen to a variety of music from different countries/genres like Jrock, Visual Kei, Jpop, Kpop, Cpop, French music, American, and the list goes on. Some of my favorite artists/bands are Evanescence, Aaliyah, Within Temptation, Alicia Keys, Dir en Grey, Rain, Se7en, Linkin Park, and etc. I like reading mangas, paranormal romance, young adult, teen fiction, historical, biographies, erotica, and fan fiction.

    Well, that’s all folks. If you want to know more about me don’t be afraid to ask.

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  26. I'm Laine, English Teacher and Literacy Educator (boring right?), Asian drama/movie fanatic, not too keen on the Kpop music thing but love them abs. Jamaican of mixed Indian, Caucasian and African decent. Proud to be Caribbean Love my spice and fire.

    My interest in Asian and Blasian culture stemmed from absolute boredom with Hollywood movies. I wanted to see something different, the more I watched movies from all over Asia the more interested I became. I started researching and reading all over the net. I seriously fell in love and got pissed when I realized that hollywood was remaking Asian movies and "whiting" people out.

    Over it now, enjoying awesome Asian entertainment and learning a lot. Thank you narrators for helping with my education.

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  27. I'm Miri, a 29 year old African-American female, and I've been lurking on this site for a little less than a year now, enjoying all the different topics and perspectives of such intelligent black women. I grew up in North Carolina, but decided to move to Seattle late last year to see what west coast life is like (so far, so good). I kind of wanted a little adventure, to see if I could go live some place that I'd never been and where I didn't know anyone and make a new life for myself. I've lately come to reside in Seattle's Chinatown district, and love to experience all the colorful sights and sounds that the culture has to offer! I love Asian cinema, like a little k-pop, and am currently learning Mandarin.

    Having long been attracted to Asian men, the topic of relationships between AMBW obviously interest me, but as a shy, computer gaming, bookworm, I'm afraid I'm sorely lacking in romantic relationship experience (with Asian men or otherwise). Being my age and having never been kissed, some of the relationship information on the site is leaps and bounds ahead of my confidence level, but I enjoy it never the less and save it for future reference. I like to think it would come in handy if I ever catch that special someone's eye and work up the nerve to say "Hello".

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  28. Hello, everyone! It’s been awhile since I have posted here, life has been keeping me busy. I never did introduce myself, how rude of me. My name is Melody or Mel. I’m a young, short, African American, female, college student, and majoring in Fine Arts. I also live in Texas (not Houston), but have visit there a couple of times. Been reading this blog about 3 years now, please keep up the good work! My interests are reading, poetry, photography, listening to music, anime, Asian dramas, and yoga. Took French in high school, and learned the basics for Japanese last semester in college. I don’t date, drink, nor smoke.

    I listen to a variety of music from different countries/genres like Jrock, Visual Kei, Jpop, Kpop, Cpop, French music, American, and the list goes on. Some of my favorite artists/bands are Evanescence, Aaliyah, Within Temptation, Alicia Keys, Dir en Grey, Rain, Se7en, Linkin Park, and etc. I like reading mangas, paranormal romance, young adult, teen fiction, historical, biographies, erotica, and fan fiction.

    Well, that’s all folks. If you want to know more about me don’t be afraid to ask.

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    1. Hi Melody :)

      I'm always a bit curious when people say they like French music, since I no longer listen to it with a couple of exceptions like Monsieur nov lol (I'm French), I tend to listen to lots of different genres from everywhere. Which artists do you listen to?
      You might not see my comment but it's alright :)

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    2. Hello Myra (nice to meet you)

      I listen to Alizée, Shy'm, Les Nubians, and Mélissa M

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    3. Hey, you like Les Nubians! I like them too :) Shy'm is cool too.

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  29. Hi there, I've just recently discovered your weblog, I'm from England, UK, of  british Pakistani background, love black women, I grew up around black and of mix race women, of Caribbean decent. I have always been physically attracted to black women. It's great to know  there are black women who are attracted to South Asian as well.

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  30. Hello I am an African American woman born and raised in Oklahoma city and currently studying for my bachelors in studio art. I am also a part-time cosplayer and a lover of the BN for over three years.

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  31. Hello all,
    I'm a mixed woman (Afro-Caribbean and east Indian descent) from the US Virgin Islands, currently residing in the Midwestern US. I've been lurking for over a year and loving it!

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  32. I'm also Muslim and total anime geek who has been attracted to Asians since elementary school and I'm glad I can finally admit it and be damn proud of it too!

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  33. hi there!

    too busy to write much as of late! just stopping by to gush...

    almost made it through my second run of fullmetal alchemist (brotherhood)--got a friend addicted--and realized i should take notes on the things that get me to thinking the most. i've written about ideas that stem from the show but it would be fun to have a class where people get together and watch shows like this and discuss the ideas in them.

    it could be like a book club...and it has gotten me to read up on alchemy and its ideas! mind blowing! so many relevant parallels to reality are expressed in this show (this speaks truth to talib kweli's lyric about how "cartoons be realer than reality t.v")! the questioning of war/conflict and the logic surrounding it is a theme with shows like this i tend to get hooked on.

    if anyone has seen this show and can suggest other books or titles that are as intellectually stimulating, yet as kick-ass as FMA, love to hear about them! i hunger for this type of "entertainment".

    why is it that i have yet to experience shows of this caliber that have been done in the U.S.? is this strictly a cultural thing? why does the U.S. tend to be so shallow with its storytelling? japanamation tends to be my entertainment of choice when the stories are so awesome and multidimensional, of which i've only found a few but when i do, they keep my mind busy...

    maybe that could be a topic on the site? differences in storytelling among the cultures discussed on this blog and exploring what this says about the U.S. or various groups culturally? that and the problematics of such an exploration... or maybe this is a research project i should look into...that or another excuse to watch more awesome stuff!!!

    off to bed with me.
    later y'all

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    1. exception with regards to shows produced in the U.S.: avatar: the last airbender was pretty awesome! but i have not had the desire to watch the entire series more than once, just a few episodes.

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  34. Is anyone watching the Olympics? What has been your favorite so far? How about the opening ceremony? I think BBC did a better job of showing it then NBC. I hope Gabby will bring the gold home.

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