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20 Things That Happen When Your Parents Are From Another Country

Check out 20 Things That Happen When Your Parents Are From Another Country. Your parents; their parents; multiple countries. Whatever.

You’ve spent half your natural life actually on a plane.

But hotels make you uncomfortable, because when you’ve gone abroad you’ve always stayed in family homes.

You have a completely different accent from the one you grew up using.

You use foreign-ised English unironically in conversation with your family.

You were an early adopter of Skype/WhatsApp/FaceTime.

“So where are you from?” is something you hear approximately once a week.

Occasionally , when you tell people where you’re from, they will ask you if you’re sure .

You could ask them to wait while you go and check.


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Just make sure it sounds realistic.

One peculiarity of coming from many nationalities is that you can seem to swap ethnicities around as you age.

You wish ethnicity forms had a category labelled ‘it’s complicated’ because it’d stop you getting hand cramp.

Rejoice in your mighty foreign-lookingness!

You know all the best places to get authentic foreign food.

And although you can only speak a few words of your heritage languages, you sound really good when you’re doing it.


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People always assume that you’re super-interesting and glamorous.


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And the fact that your favourite things in the world are tea, Marmite toast and EastEnders ?


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