Ha. Or so my mom thinks. Recently I think she's been worried about my love life... she talks about dating a lot, and how American girls are aggressive and I have to hold my own out there. It's sweet, but that's really something for me to worry about. Also, she talks about other Asian people we know that have/had boyfriends and how their parents reacted to it. Sample conversation about Jane Doe and her boyfriend John:
M: You know, Jane* went to visit her boyfriend again... Her parents are pretty open-minded, letting her go all the way to Madagascar* by herself to see him.
M: They must really like John*. Though I think I'm pretty open-minded myself, I don't know how I would react in this situation.
A: Well it's not like they can really do anything to stop her.
M: I suppose not. Things sure have changed since when I was a teenager...
A: Yeahhh well it's not the 1800's anymore, Mom.
*Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
But anyway, here is my resolution for the New Year: Have an AMAZING time in Europe! Shouldn't be too hard :-D