When I was six months old, my parents and I moved from the US to China. I lived there 17 years until I moved back to America for college.

EDIT: Here's proof. Me at a 3v3 basketball competition in China (can see chinese billboard in background) http://i.imgur.com/aKtJk.jpg Here's some more pics of me in China http://imgur.com/a/XXxE3

EDIT1: Though my English speaking wasn't majorly affected my living in China, my spelling was. eg. Causasion=Caucasion. Thanks Aspergent for being the first one to point this out.

EDIT2: Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, still going through posts. Just takes me a while with the backspacing I have to do to correct my spelling ;)

EDIT 3: Here's video of me speaking basic chinese for you guys! enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9mMPfTSA6Y&feature=youtu.be

EDIT 4: Thanks guys so much for all the great questions and comments. I've really enjoyed answering the questions on here and it's brought back some great memories. Hopefully everyone learned a little bit more about China and what the life of a TCK (third culture kid) is like. If you have more questions for me (or I haven't answered yours) then feel free to PM me.

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bballspike171 karma

BTW it has been pointed out to me that I misspelled Caucasian. I am a horrible speller and I would be surprised if that's the only thing I've misspelled on this post. I welcome all condemnation, puns, jokes, and questions related to said error here. :)

jasiones145 karma

do you fool chinese people living here when they speak in mandarin (or what ever dialect you speak) and you speak back to them?

bballspike328 karma

Oh yeah, it's one of my favorite things to do. The look on their face when they see me speaking Mandarin. When I'm in that situation I always think "How am I going to blow this person's mind?" haha

overide136 karma

What is your best story where you blew their mind?

bballspike180 karma

There's not one story that stands out, but it's so good everytime. If it's a woman who said something, and I respond they get super embarrassed, cover their face with their hand and apologize. Sometimes even after I respond in competent Chinese their response is "Wa! (Chinese exclamatory sound) ni hui shuo zhong wen?" (Can you speak Chinese?) to which I respond with "Wo bu hui shuo zhong wen, wo jiu hui shuo ying wen. ni hui shuo yingwen me?" (no, I can't speak Chinese, I can only speak English. Can you speak English)

wat_waterson29 karma

Has there ever been a situation where they talked about you in a negative (or hell even positive) way and you surprised them?

bballspike55 karma

Yeah people would say "kan na ge shui ge!" (Look at that handsome guy!) and I would respond "xie xie" (thank you!)

EDIT: I'm wring out pinyin cuz this computer doesn't have the Chinese font.

probably_has_herpes143 karma


bballspike348 karma

There's definitely a cultural barrier against promiscuity. The Chinese culture is much more conservative compared to America's. Also there's a lot less opportunity. AKA there's always someone in your house while you're in high school (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa). For students in college, it's more acceptable, though still nothing like it is here. However, I know I was very attractive to Chinese girls in general. I'm tall, American, have blonde(ish) hair, can speak Chinese. Chinese girls were giggling around me all the time, asked to take pictures with me, etc. I never was really attracted to Chinese girls in China. I just don't find them as attractive as other types of girls. However, once I got to America I have seen some extremely attractive Asian girls. Thus I have concluded that attitude and clothes make a huge difference on whether asian girls are attractive.

drwormtmbg92 karma

I've heard that Asians growing up in "the Western World" have a hard time distinguishing facial features of other Asians. In other words, they think all Chinese people look the same.

Is it easy for you to tell distinguish Asian faces? What about other ethnicities?

bballspike167 karma

I can distinguish between Chinese, Korean, Japanese, especially if they aren't Americanized. They way they dress, cut their hair gives it away. If they're Chinese-American, Korean-American, or Japanese-American aka they all dress the same, I can still usually tell them apart based on their facial features. I'm not as good at distinguishing between the SE Asian countries although I can generally tell they are from SE Asia. An additional note, what makes this even harder is that there are 56 minority groups in China each with varying genetic backgrounds. So "Chinese" can have a wide range of looks. eg. Yao Ming is freaking tall. He is from Northern China. Most Chinese people you know are probably short. They are more likely from southern (richer regions) of China

Gwildar79 karma

At what age did you realize you were different than other kids?

Did the other kids treat you differently?

bballspike258 karma

People definitely treated me differently. When I was real young (1-5) my mom would ride this tricycle-bike (have no idea what the name for it is) with a mini truck bed in the back to the market to buy groceries. She would belt-in me and my brothers so we wouldnt fall out. All the people at the market would come out and want to touch my hair (I was really blonde) and hold me. Many of them had never seen foreigners before us and were enamored with us.

MadxHatter0106 karma

Damn, when I was 1-5 people would never want to be around me, or would ask if I had a dad(I'm black). I never win.

bballspike55 karma

I had a black friend in high school and people were so interesting in his skin/hair. He would tolerate it sometimes (aka if they were cute girls), but not most of the time.

[deleted]15 karma

I'm from Nigeria. As a child, I did this to a kid of a white missionary once: I pulled his blond hair so hard, the poor kid was wincing and almost crying from pain. I think the act comes from various superstitions about white people (just like white people have of African livng in trees). I was told white hair was like feathers on birds (chicken to be specific). You could pluck them out without causing any pain.

Sorry, random white boy for causing you so much pain. I was raised in ignorance, and I am here in the Temple of Reddit to beg your forgiveness.

bballspike5 karma

By the power invested in me as one who has his hair touched-nay! pulled many times, I hereby forgive thee.

LbanditB74 karma

What were the main things you missed about China? Who would you consider to be friendlier in general, Chinese or American?

bballspike271 karma

I live in the south so people are really outwardly friendly here, though a lot of times they dont really mean it. ("How are you?" "Oh I'm great thanks!") 99% of the time when people say fluff like that they dont mean it. In China people wouldn't say hello to other Chinese randomly on the street just because they are walking by each other, like we do in the South. However, people were extremely friendly to me, because they meant it. They really did want to talk to me "practice their english." Etc. So I'd say the Chinese are more genuine in their friendships, while Americans are more friendly on the outside (though not necessarily meaning what they say). I guess this is in regards to strangers. Once you are friends with Chinese or Americans I'd say they're equally friendly

EDIT: so apparently some people think that I said I live in South China, and I think it's because of this comment. I currently live in the southern region of the united states. I never lived in south China. Sorry for the confusion, but check context next time :)

tecksbuk113 karma

This is so interesting, my roommate is from Russia and the other day we were talking about the stereotype of Russians being rude/mean because they don't smile or say hello when you pass them on the street, but she feels a fake niceness from most Americans she encounters here. (I don't live in the south) She also said that Russians are the nicest/most dependable friends she's ever had.

bballspike60 karma

I was in Turkey this October and met several Russians. Like you said they aren't all "Howdy yall!" to strangers, but they are very nice. I made some friends playing volleyball and we had drinks afterwards and learned about each other

BestNameEverTaken23 karma

I know this is off-topic but how did you feel in Turkey? I have my roots in Turkey and I always wonder how people think about that place. I live in Germany now and I always notice this cold attitude in Germans.

Edit: I'm happy to read about your experiences and that people get along with Turkey.

bballspike26 karma

When I travel I like to get away from the touristy places and get to see what the culture is like away from the tourist hot spots, I like to talk to the local people, eat street food, not stay in a 5 star hotel. Unfortunately, with the people I was with I was in all those places so i don't feel like i got to enjoy the culture as much as I would like to. However, the few real relationships I did form (mostly with the waiters/lifeguards at our resort) were great! The Turkish people are extremely honest and nice. I really want to go back again and do all the things I missed out on!

shiv4m68 karma

  • What is something you miss about China?

  • Do you have the 'Chinese hair style?'

  • What is something you enjoy about the US?

  • Will you be staying in the US forever and ever?

  • What is something you hate about the US?

bballspike181 karma

  1. I miss the culture: miss speaking Chinese, miss eating Chinese food, miss the awesome holidays, miss the people.
  2. Nope :)
  3. I like the freedoms everyone can have in America. AKA, driving, Speech, religion,etc.
  4. Proabably not. I love traveling and if a good job opportunity arises for me outside of the US I would take it.
  5. When I was little I used to think everyone in the US was fat lazy and stupid. After spending some time here I realized that's definitely not the case :P There's lots of intelligent people here, though I will say Chinese people are generally harder workers and skinnier. lol

lokifoto32 karma

Why is driving better in the US?

bballspike150 karma

Because people as a whole have been driving in the US for a much longer time in China. In the 80's and early 90's private ownership of a vehicle was unheard of. Since then economic boom and rise of a middle class so many more people have cars... but they dont have a mom/dad that drove, and taught them to drive. They do have to get a license first, but imagine if all you did was get your license and then started driving. AND all the other drivers are in the same situation. It'd be nuts!

Hautamaki57 karma

What do/did your parents do in China? What kind of visa do they have?

bballspike106 karma

Taught at International schools/had a US-business consulting firm. Work visa

Runnerbrax57 karma

Growing up there for so long, do you have any sort of "Chinese accent" when speaking English ?

bballspike108 karma

nope, I went to an International School that prepared students for college in America. most of our teachers were american, some were Candian, South African, Nigerian, etc. Everything was taught in English (except Chinese)

NEET953 karma

Do people know about the Great Leap Forward and what happened at Tiananmen Square?

Or do they deny those things ever happened/not know about them?

I've been told they don't know, and couldn't care less because it doesn't affect their quality of life at all.

bballspike60 karma

People who have been in school (hasn't been the majority of the population for the last 40 years) know about it, but they definitely haven't been taught the same story we have. Not such what story they were taught, but it's definitely altered.

RagdollFizzix28 karma

What about the Great Leap Forward? Like 30 million people died, right? Surely there are people around who are like "gee, I used to have a big family in _____ town, but now theyre all dead. Wonder what happened to them?"

sharpie100672 karma

Not OP (I'm Chinese-American, born in the USA), but my grandparents and many family friends/acquaintances lived through that period and I've heard their thoughts on it. Since most deaths were due to famine, not everyone blamed the government for mass murder (which was essentially what happened). But most people realized that shitty government leaders/policies were behind their hardships. Many educated Chinese (e.g. students/professionals) resented the Communist government ever after, but even the least educated (e.g. rural farmers), reflecting old Chinese views of dynastic change, felt that Mao was "losing his touch" so to speak. My grandmother once commented that the many deaths/disasters during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution were divine signs that Mao had lost his mandate to rule.

tldr: Despite all the portraits/idolatry of him, Mao has a very mixed political legacy, at least from my limited sample of opinions.

bballspike31 karma

couldn't have said it better myself

Journalisto48 karma


bballspike122 karma

I was judged on my race, but almost never in a negative way. Throughout my life in China I would be somewhere and the Chinese people around me would talk about me, not suspecting I could speak Chinese well. Most of the remarks were something like "wow, that foreigner is so tall." Everyone thought I was rich, and I guess we were rich in that environment, though my family is lower-middle class in America.

hsiaomethemoney36 karma

Born in Cali, Moved to Beijing when I was 3 to attend an American International school, and a British one. Back in the US now for college. Just wanted to say growing up in China was an adventure and the best experience of my life! What did you think of your experience?

bballspike44 karma

I totally agree! I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world. I got to experience so many cultures and have a broad outlook on what the world is at a very young age. There's lots of people I know who have never left the US and I can't Imagine what kind of person I would be if I never had that opportunity. Interesting. What are our chances of knowing each other? lol. Did you stay in BJ (Beijing) the whole time? (and yes I'm expecting many BJ puns, do you're worst!)

CWGM33 karma

When did you start learning Mandarin?

And has living in China so long had a noticeable effect on your accent when speaking English?

bballspike127 karma

I started learning it in elementary school and didn't stop until my senior year. I don't have an accent, and my vocab is pretty good. I do miss out on some cultural references. One of my American friends said "this one time, at bandcamp...." and then would trail off. All the guys would laugh, so I just laughed along with them, never knowing why. It wasn't until last year that I learned what it was referencing... lol

soggit26 karma

so no accent when speaking english...how about chinese?

bballspike29 karma

Yeah, i got an accent. Although I like to think that it's really minimal

_suited_up31 karma

hey there! Ever visit Beijing? I was born and raised in Georgia and I'm living in beijing now, finishing up highschool and then I'll be (hopefully) going back to my home state for uni.

bballspike44 karma

I've been to Beijing Multiple times, it's an impressive city but I would never want to live there. Too crowded/polluted/too many foreigners. haha. I just graduated from a college in Georgia, PM me if you want to keep in contact/ask questions about college, etc.

xero_art29 karma

How noticeable was the censorship?

(How) Was the history of China taught different from how it might be taught by an independent source?

How did China's economic boom affect you and your Chinese peers?

When exactly did you leave? Will you be going back?

bballspike131 karma

Censorship wasn't very noticeable. Many American's make a big deal about the limited rights people have in China, but in China it's not a big deal to them (Most of the time, definitely not all the time). People are very nationalistic, very proud to be Chinese and very protective of the view other countries have on China. Story time. I lived in Sichuan province from 2004-2008. I was taking my AP Physics exam, just finished the multiple choice section and all of a sudden the room began to shake, kinda like when you're on a large boat that's rocking with the waves. I was like oh crap! It's an earthquake. People were looking around bewildered, especially the proctor and I yelled out "Get to the soccer field!" We were on the second floor so it was a short distance to the field thankfully. There was a McDonalds sign close to our school and it was swinging like a pendulum. Really scary. Turns out this was happening not 80 miles from us. The city I lived in had around 10 million people depending on who you talked to and they were all going crazy. We had short power outages and there was talk of the dam bursting and then we'd be out of water. Needless to say the super markets were jam packed. I thought people were slightly over reacting, so I decided to rollerblade over to the local 7/11 type store and take a pic of the madness. You know to post on facebook and be that cool kid with an awesome picture. Thought I might get on CNN or something. So i skate up to the store, now standing at about 6'8, about 2 heads taller than most people now and try to discretely take a picture. Unfortunately, my flash went off and the whole store went bonkers. Immediately I had dozens of people yelling at me, and a little 50 yr old man standing just a 5 foot tall grabbing my elbow, while 20 year old college student was grabbing my other elbow. I was freaked out for a second but then realized, there was no one in that store that would be able to catch me if I decided to bolt, however the fear of an earthquake fueled mob of locals looking for me day and night prevented me from fleeing. They basically wanted me to delete the picture because they didn't want China to look bad (aka, unprepared, in distress, or weak). I deleted the picture for them and they let me go. So that day I got a very special insight into the Chinese mindset. They are all about appearances (during business or politics). Face) is a very important concept to them.

healtoe21 karma

My ass landed in Korea. Glad I am not the only one to have had a childhood like this. That being said, do you ever find it harder to identify with Caucasians as appose to Asians? Also I feels with you on the spelling T___T

bballspike51 karma

Definitely. It's weird whenever people ask me, "where are you from?" I'm like, "do you want the long story or short story?" Also when I'd come back to visit the US and my parents/granparents friends would say: "are you glad to be back home?" I learned to say "yes!" but really I was thinking "Home? here? I just left home! at least I think I did.... Idk where my home is. Some where between the US and China I guess..."

bballspike12 karma

Yeah it's a toss up. Sometimes I identify with the US, and other times China. It just depends. Most of the time I identify with both of them at the same time. Yea... bit confusing some time

drumdude13816 karma

Do you consider food from China/chinese style food "chinese food" or regular "food"?

bballspike34 karma

I call it Chinese food. Growing up my mom made American food, I ate Korean food at my Korean friend's house, ate Chinese food at lots of places.

xDarkFlames16 karma

Since you lived in china for such a long time, I guess you had no choice but to be attracted to asian/chineese Girls/boys. Now that you are in touch with more caucasian people, what race are you the most attracted to? (Sorry if this question made no sense to you, I'm really tired and english is not my first language haha)

bballspike67 karma

I actually went to America every other summer to visit family. Also, I wasn't the only foreigner there. Movies also expose you to different things than you're used to. So for me, I think mixed children (half-black, white, hispanic, asian, etc.) are some of the most attractive people. But I've also seen people of any ethnicity that I think are attractive.

stepharnie14 karma

Did you attend local schools or an international school like ISB? Also, has it been difficult adjusting to life back in the States?

bballspike69 karma

Yeah, my schools were ISC (International SChools of China). It has been a difficult process. Knowing absolutely no one when you get to college, trying to make new friends, telling people you're from China and then they go nuts (most of the time in a flattering way, but didn't get a couple "Ching chong Ching Chang! What'd I say?" This is probably the most ignorant and insensitive thing you could ever say to me. My biggest pet peeve for sure.). Basically just trying to fit in and be accepted. I really enjoy deep friendships, where you listen to each other's crap, care about each other and not judge each other, but it's hard to generate friendships like that in your freshman year. I'm sure that happens to most people to some extent but it was even harder for me since didn't know anyone/hadn't lived in America before. However, it got better each year and now I have some really great friends!

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bballspike4 karma

One time this British guy who just moved to China asked me how to say shit. I told him it was "ai ni" which means love you. He proceeded to walk by a woman walking her dog saying "Ohh!! I just stepped in some aini! ah Fuck man this freaking ai ni!" Unfortunately his Mandarin wasn't good enough for her to understand what he was saying, but it would have been hilarious if she could

Im_a_fish_AMA14 karma

Have you ever come across a Caucasian, living in China, who speaks English with a thick Chinese accent?

(Perhaps, due to parents or grandparents moving to China, being born there and learning Chinese as a first language).

bballspike50 karma

Can't say I have. foreigners haven't been able to live in China for a long time. The Boxer rebellion in the early 1900's caused all foreigners to leave. The Cultural Revolution in 1949 did that again. Tiananmen square in 1989 also scared a lot of people off. China, historically, has been very Xenophobic. My parents were among the first wave of foreigners to start coming back to China.

kunomchu12 karma

You lived in South China right? What is the dim sum experience there like? Whats your favorite dim sum?

bballspike16 karma

I lived in northern China and then middle of China (sichuan province). sichuan is known for it's spicy food. huajiao is a popular numbing spice they use in dishes. but to answer your question not a lot of dim sum. We went to a special restaurant for that type of food.

jayadrath11 karma

Can you provide proof?

bballspike21 karma

Just uploaded an image. It's not great. Tried to find one of me at The Great Wall or some other recognizable site, but this is actually better proof that I live there.

galpin33 karma

Post yourself speaking Mandarin/Cantonese!?

bballspike27 karma

What's the best way to do that? youtube?

kevin1104011 karma

Lucky you, I'm still stuck here. Heres a few questions for you:

  • How did you deal with the government censorship?

  • What is the moment that you experienced, and thought, wow this is China

  • Where did you live in China? What schools did you attend?

  • What are your favorite Chinese foods? Least favorite?

  • How good is your chinese?

  • What do you think of the pollution, and how did you deal with it?

  • What do you think about China? Do you like the lifestyle here as opposed to the U.S.?

  • What do you think of your parent's choice to move to China? Do you agree or oppose?

bballspike54 karma

  1. I feel like I wasn't really affected by censorship (though that's what they want me to think right?). I went to an international school so I didn't have anything from their education system. My parents have a VPN so I could get on censored websites (youtube, facebook, Cnn) no problem.
  2. Never got that feeling, I grew up there, so it was "normal" to me. I did however have "Wow, this is America" moments.
  3. lived in 3 different cities: TianJin (1 hour north of Beijing by train), QingDao (on the coast on the peninsula that is close to South Korea), and Chengdu which is in the middle of China)
  4. I like all Chinese food, but some of my favorite style dishes are shaokao (Street kebabs, meat, bread, veggies, whatever it is they will roast it for you and put delicious seasoning on it) and huoguo (hotpot). Also Muslim noodles are really good (there's a minority in China the Uyghur, pronounced Weeger,and they make the best noodles ever.)
  5. Chinese used to be fantastic, pretty close to fluent, but since being back in the states, it's taken a hit :(

lowdownlow3 karma

In reference to #4, you should see the amount of posts in /r/China of people asking how to make LaMian (Pulled Noodles). Stuff is delicious.

bballspike7 karma

Yessss! la mian is the BOMB!

neonhighlighter8 karma

Do you identify more with America or with China? Where are you more comfortable and why? Sorry if it's a vague question.

bballspike18 karma

It's not a vague question, but I'll give you a vague answer. I don't feel home anywhere. Here is a great video about the home identity crisis TCKs (third culture Kids) experience. For me, now after living in the US for a few years somewhat like this is home, native language, passport country, parents are from here. But when I first got here for college, I definitely didn't feel at home in America. I knew that it was a part of me but, didn't feel like I belonged here. I identify with both places in a variety of ways, and it's not one-sided enough to pick one of them.

fuweike5 karma

  1. Having lived in China, what is your opinion about their ability to overtake the US in economy and general world dominance? Everyone says the 21st century will belong to China as the 20th century belonged to America (and the previous to Britain, then France, then Spain . . .) I personally think they are held back by their educational system, which focuses too much on rote memorization and less on critical thinking. Would love to hear your opinion.

  2. Were your parents missionaries? If so, were they with a group, or by themselves?

  3. What aspect of Chinese people do you find most endearing, and which do you find most frustrating? Same question for day to day life in China.

  4. What is your opinion on the sovereignty of Taiwan?

  5. In your opinion, what is the source of the fascination that so many Chinese people, especially young ones, have for America? I met many students while in China who said their dream was to visit America. Is it our prosperity, freedom, interesting culture?

  6. Did growing up in an academically hyper-competitive culture affect your perspective towards schoolwork and the importance of achievement in school, or was there a strong "American" atmosphere in your international school?

  7. Is your spoken Chinese very "standard," or do you have a regional dialect?

  8. How strongly, if at all, do you identify yourself as "Chinese," having grown up there? Do you feel that your home is China or America?

Thanks for a really interesting AMA! I have been to China about 6 times and spent a year there after college teaching English. I really loved it the entire time, and often dream about going back there.

bballspike4 karma

  1. Great question! When I lived in China in the 90s, people were already knew they were a growing world power. China's economy is growing so fast because they are supplying goods and services to consuming countries (largely the US). Right now the US and China both need each other to prevent economic chaos within their respective countries. In the future I see China becoming more and more independent and eventually wont need the US anymore. Because of their wealth and power they will be able to survive without America. Unfortunately, if/when that happens the US is not going to be in a good position. What you say about China's education is true, but they're extremely hard workers. You don't need critical thinkers everywhere within a company/country/government. Just in select places.

  2. Nope. And if they were I couldn't tell you.

  3. Brain-dead. can't think of a good answer now, will get back to it if i can.

  4. Taiwan Is ruled by it's own government and China has no legitimate claim over it. After the Chinese civil war, one group went to Taiwan. the other group stayed in China. so they each won their respective landmasses. one's just a lot bigger than the other.

  5. It's just a Utopia to them. I think the education system starts this early on. "If you have good enough grades you could go to college in America" If you have enough money you could go to America. If your family is good enough you could live in America. It's something a lot of them can't have, it's hard to get, and that makes it valuable within itself. Movies and music also attract Chinese people to American Culture.

  6. There was not a strong "American" atmosphere at our school. The government wouldn't allow any Chinese people to go to our school, but there were still other asians, mostly Korean, Japanese, Singaporeans. about 10% american. Class was extremely competitive and I am many of us were perfectionists.

  7. Since I moved around I have a standard accent. Most people in education system learn standard Mandarin though their parents speak a specific dialect.

  8. If i had to pick one..... gosh so hard. Perhaps America is more home now. I think looking like an American plays a huge role in it. Though, I would be very comfortable in China, I've had sort of a celebrity status being white.

Thanks for the great questions hope you get to go back!

winx145 karma

Do you have a FOB accent?

bballspike15 karma

haha, no.

Mr_Mikhailovich2 karma

I'm incredibly interested in Chinese culture and language, I'm currently learning Mandarin dialect. I'm also an international business major!

I'm incredibly reluctant to be the one doing any business in a company with China though. Is there anything you can say to reassure me about the horrible things Chinese companies have done? (Stealing U.S. factories blatantly, etc.)

bballspike5 karma

I am not an expert on Chinese business so I don't have much advice to give you. My brother is International business major though and you can PM me if you want his contact info (i'll have to ask his permission first though)

littlebrale1 karma

Hows the weed over there?

bballspike8 karma

don't smoke, dont know

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bballspike9 karma

I like listening to a wide variety of music, but I don't like most rap, heavy metal, screamo and I only listen to country music in the summer. In high school I listened to alternative (Blink, Sum41, Simple Plan). Now I listen to more folksy music (Of Monsters of Men, Matrimony, Kopecky family band, Wheeler Brothers). Also like Fun. Imagine dragons, Young the Giant, The tallest man on earth, The boy who trapped the sun, Sunbears,etc.

Aspergent0 karma

Did you know the spelling is Caucasian (cock-asian) not causasion (causation)?

retoupin10 karma

it's not "cock-asian". It's "Kaw-k-sian" The cau is pronounced first.

bballspike30 karma

I think it's kaw-key-zhun. 3 syllables

oh_no_aliens0 karma

Do they teach propaganda that America is evil in communist China like they do in DPRK? We all know our standing with them is like.. minus five.

bballspike4 karma

China's communism is world's different than North Korea's. We like to differentiate it by saying China has a communist government, but capitalist economy. So no, they dont have widespread propaganda that is negative to the US.