jooksing1 (jooksing1) wrote in guangdong,
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Introduction on a lovely Saturday morning :)

Name? Bernadette (you can call me "Bernie")
Where are you from? New York City a/k/a The Big Apple.
Are you Cantonese? Born of Guang Dong and Hong Kong parents.
Have you ever lived in Hong Kong or Guangdong? Never.
What's your favorite Cantonese food? Yummy... I love food. I'll mention a simple favorite we used to have as kids. Sunday morning jook (congee) with sliced fish, shredded ginger, peanuts and accompanied by a fresh and greasy yau ja gwai.
What's your favorite Cantopop song? Not into this, at least yet.
What's your favorite Cantonese movie? Don't know, I saw stuff as a kid, mostly the rare martial arts flick (parents were typically stingy and/or poor struggling immigrants in the U.S. so a movie for a whole family of brats was a big deal).
Anything else you'd want to tell us about yourself! I'm 46-years-old and here because frankly I am using the internet to try and return to my roots. In common parlance I may be referred to jocularly (if with pejorative undertones) as a typical ethnically detached banana. My immigrant parents' priority for the children was for us to be fully assimilated, hence Americanized. In my case, I went a bit too far as a kid and have my misgivings now as an adult. Not least, I am not fluent in Cantonese at all and can barely speak any beyond food-related vocabulary and bits of conversational Cantonese. I am illiterate except for some basic characters and specific words (numbers 1-10 and possibly about two dozen more characters? Haven't sat down to count it out yet).
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