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if Chinese is the official language in Canada.
if Chinese was first to immigrate before the white people.
if Chinese had the army to conquer all over the world and colonize places.

i am trying to be right. and yet. every time i run into a white person who is take a stand against me. i know i am going to lose. i need to speak their language. they don't have to speak mine. it was written in history all over the place that English is better than Chinese. and the truth: I do not have enough knowledge of their culture to be one of them.

if Robert De Niro had to learn Chinese to get into a movie.
Not Jacky Chan and Chow Yun Fat speaking English with accents.

I am new. I am blowing lots of water. and I don't know how to type in Chinese.

sometimes I don't know what to do. Cantonese is my mother tongue. There is nothing I can do about it. When I am surprised I don't say GEEZ. I say WAH. I have tried to brainwash myself to fit into their culture. But I don't like Betty Boop or Winnie the Pooh. I like Ding Dong. And I know Ding Dong.

I don't play hockey. I play ping pong.

So how am I going to explain all these. That white people in Richmond has become a minority group. WELL. I don't see any Chinese culture going around Richmond RCMP. They don't eat dim sum and Chinese tea. Only I drink donut and coffee. There is a Chinese version of O Canada. more like a translation. somewhere on the web.

Being an immigrant has to admit I myself and family somehow believe our country / place of origin is not as good. All my memories / knowledge associated with my birth place and people has a negative denotation. if there is anything I can do about it, it will be:

Telling our local firefighters: GAU FALL
Telling our peace officers: ALL BEI YAN DA GIP / ALL OAK KAY YAU CHAK

Consider it is their duty to handle you, they will not leave you alone.
But then one of them is going to ask: do you speak English?
And if I ever had the guts to reply: I do speak English. Do you speak Chinese?

ps. making phony phone call aka prank can be an offense without a proper setting as an entertainment platform

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I totally agree your points and I think you only telling small portion of your thinking/ feeling. Can we share more from now on.
時間, 對智者而言,珍貴如鑽石;對不懂運用的人,毫無價值

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looks like toppy got a play~toy

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去得人地嘅地頭,梗係要入鄉隨俗,講人地啲語言架啦,其實溫哥華咪算好囉,至少係Richmond,真係唔洗點講英文,喺公眾地方講中文都唔洗唔好意思,你試下喺Quebec得唔得?

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what's wrong with us typing Chinese on a Chinese forum?
It's not like we don't have a life that we just "hide" on this forum and doing nothing.

I'm pretty sure most LYK will speak English to other race when they need to.

What's wrong with speaking our mother tongue.  
I remember a white lady telling me that you should not be shame on  your ascent.
In fact, you should be proud of it because it shows where you come from.

As long as we respect others, and don't speak Chinese when there are other race around.  I think it's normal wor.

I don't understand why people feel so offended when people speak their own language in public.

I used to work for an Israel company.  The staff from Israel or consultant from India, they speak their language in front of me when they were in intense discussion about technical problem.   I didn't mind and I know it will be easier for them to discuss the issue with their fluent language.   Like why feel offended? Do you have something bad that people need to talk about you?

But of course, I will switch channel when there are other race around me..

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Hum... I guess we need to truly understand the meaning and spirit of multiculturalism.

There's nothing wrong with speaking/typing English, or Chinese, or whatever language we like, as long as we treat each other with respect.

So are you saying, you hate English because you are born to speak Cantonese, and hate that you need to use English in Canada?

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hmmm....wasn't someone questioning why we chose to stay in Canada as he could make so much more in HK anyways?? Wasn't someone claim he is a Hongkonger living in Canada only and refuse to be recognized as a Canadian???
Funny isn't it??

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