Escapism - Randomness

So here I am writing this post because I don't want to do homework or rather because I don't really know how I want to answer this one question. Instead, I will surf the internet reading random articles and blogs. I will waste my time on Incidentally I have a comment I want to make about the distribution of books I read. On goodreads, you can see a distribution of the ratings you have made. I've found that the more books I add, the more that graph looks like a bell curve.

Immigrant Parents Have to be Stricter

Your parents' friends generally do not feel comfortable parenting you especially here in the US. They may offer subtle hints or advice, but they don't take much of an active role. A relative, however, is not as reserved and will take a somewhat more active parenting role. In the US though, relatives are far away and are not seen on much of a regular basis. This limits their ability to have much impact.

In Taiwan though, generally speaking, you live pretty close to your extended family. All your aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents are around constantly. Family reunions occur on a weekly or monthly schedule rather than a yearly one. So children are constantly being parented by a large number of adults. You do something wrong, and 10 different people reprimand you. It makes being obedient a much easier option.

Without this support structure of relatives to reinforce good behavior, the immigrant parents may feel they have to be stricter than they would have been otherwise in order to achieve the same level of obedience.

The Hiatus Ends?

So, I went to Taiwan and had almost no access to the internet. Then I came back and slept through the week, but now I'm back to writing so expect to see updates with pictures from Taiwan (hopefully as soon as I get around to taking them off my camera~~) as well as some thoughts on my trip.

Just a random question to the unlistening masses: why has gmail slowed down its storage increase again without ever announcing it? Granted the slowdown occured sometime last year, but we were promised 3.3 megs a day in this post but it's definitely more like .4 megs a day now. They never made an announcement about the slowdown so generally people haven't noticed it seems. This makes for sadness although it seems to make sense with the storage plans they announced. Google has made several pushes for joint storage with picasa so giving out storage increases slower is inline with that strategy. Ah well.
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