The Influence Of Asian Pacific Americans

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Asian Pacific Americans are primarily identified with Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino Americans but Asian Pacific Americans are much more than that. In my opinion, I believe Asian Pacific Americans are people who emigrated from Asian Pacific Islands to America who’s either looking for a job, freedom or be with their family member who already has American citizenship. These Asian Pacific Americans are either the 1st generation or more of Asian Pacific Americans who 's been in America for a period of time. They have adapted to Western (American) culture because exposure to the Western culture, although they have never forgotten their own homeland and its culture, histories, environment, and traditions. Learning or becoming more aware of the early …show more content…
They have a lot of houses to live into because of being close to their relatives which they can just sleepover into whenever and how long it is necessary. The older generations family members guiding and teaching the younger generation family members of what they have learned throughout the years so the youngsters would not make the same mistakes they had done before. Parents, especially tend to shape and become more strict on their children/younger generation’s future of becoming the better version of themselves. Children even though they are already consider to be an adult they are still somewhat dependent to their parents, although they are taught responsibilities at an early age. They are religious people which probably the reason they are really respectful to their elders and anyone above …show more content…
My immediate family is here in America while my extended family and childhood friends are all in Philippines which I have been close to even today. Most of my friends here in America are all Asian Pacific American citizens who are either 1st or 2nd generations that migrated from Asian Pacific Islands. During high school I learned how to be an Asian Pacific American, by joining clubs like Filipino, and Polynesian Clubs where they taught you choreographies of both cultural and modern dances and perform it during Club Rush, and International Week which I would only seen on tv or school perform by other people but I would never know the names and the choreos. Those two clubs that I had joined made me realize that I had forgotten some of the things about my past which is my culture and traditions that were all taught to me before I migrated by the old people when I was little. I now become the elder that share wits about anything in life to my younger cousins and friends which before I was the one just listening to all the

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