Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Do BBC's Occupy A Lonely On-line Condition?

From the rabid idiotic posturing of the British Born Chinese Facebook page, to mundane mother-at-home  forum tips on how to save money, on-line culture for BBC's is a trivial way of passing time, and anything but a potent force of critical or creative intellectualism.

But when it comes to on-line blogging, a real chance for our geographically dispersed ethnic group to voice opinions that can help shape our unique social identity, it is an opportunity, that is regrettably squandered...

That said, in my opinion, here are the top 5 blogs that epitomize the loner state of BBC on-line social identity.

Sitting comfortably? Let us commence:


            TOP OF THE BBC LONER BLOGS 
...comfortably gliding into 5th place is....
5:  BBC Expat Living in Macau
For many BBC and ethnic Chinese males, technology is an obsession.It's almost as if the incessant fascination with society's latest fad gadget is there to occupy the dull hollow void of their own ethnic social identity.

A random blog found whilst perusing profiles of the British Chinese On-line forum, the murmurings of the self declared 'BBC Expat Living in Macau' are of a classic BBC techie-geek nature. To date, the blog's one article on gadgets - yes, to be precise, Setting-up Data for Smart phones (Android)/i Phones in Macao, and a rambling article about his honeymoon in Macao, which he has deleted, since the original writing of this article. But the proof is below.


4: Mr Andy Lo
Mr. Lo has been a follower of this blog since the very beginning. However it's dubious as to whether he has ever commented on BBC Zeitgeist. And upon closer inspection of his on-line self musings,  it's not hard to see why he probably wouldn't... he's a football obsessive.


3: Almost Witty 

Whilst dull pictures of architecture and tediously geeky technology related articles, are the norm here, 'Almost Witty' describes himself as:
"a reluctantly thirty-something father in London mildly obsessed by the web, film, comedy, media, pop/digital culture, people and randomness."
'Almost Witty' is a perfect example of a middle-class white-washed comfortably apolitical BBC in social identity denial. Convenient also, is how this pathetically musing BBC works for that Sinophobic white-centric institution, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

One of the most commented articles was giving Hong Kong government 'handout advice'.Yes, that classic pacifier of  British Chinese political activism, and avoidance of racial and ethnic accountability...'money talk'.


2: ChroniclesOfXepher

In his 'about' section, the Chronicles Of Xepher cringe-worthily describes himself as a:
 'God fearing, mother loving, British born Chinese procrastinator extraordinaire with a slightly melancholic outlook of life looking for a bit more direction and self control.'
As the self-absorbed maestro of procrastination and melancholy shares with us, his blog is indeed a platform to mainly archive his long standing hobby' And what a boring platform it is.

Like many on-line BBC's, this nerdy collector of 'Wraith Lords', 'Dark Elder Helions', and lead miniatures apparently has no interest in his ethnic Chinese social identity and like many on-line BBC's, despite having a creative hobby, ultimately holds interest in becoming yet another a cypher for white geek culture.

and at the number one spot we have...
1: Biancarosa
http://beancah.blogspot.co.uk/

From the tiny peace sign embedded next to her URL to the neatly arranged ' wacky but only in acceptable portions' passport-size photo duck-lip collective on the top right hand of her home page, Biancarosa Cheung or 'Beancah' as she fondly appears to like to be known as, is a:

 'British Born Chinese daydreamer since Nov'1992 , studying Economics at University and enjoys the miscellaneous things in life'

With 49 members, Biancarosa deserves the number one spot for being the ultimate cool little BBC girl , with her pretty little blog perched comfortably in the narcissistic 20-something corner of the Internet cyberspace. Indeed, one need look no further for piteous, but perfectly cake-moulded girly self- indulgent insipidness, than her September entry entitled 'Goodbye September' that shares with us her 'September goal list'

1. Cook a 3 course meal from scratch
2. Blog at least every other day
3. Write a handwritten letter to someone
4. Learn new skills on Photoshop
5. Give my parents a call once a week 

Ho hum. So far, so overachieving 'Model Minority'. Is there even the slightest modicum of interest found within the pathetic warbling of this goal-keeping bore? Perusing her other posts we can find other similar banal entries such as 'Back to School' 'Outfits for university and college' '32 questions to get to know her' 'Beauty and non-beauty' and 'Hello Canterbury'  ( presumably a reference to the University she currently attends).

Yes, yet another BBC spoilt by her hard-working, but illiterate FOB parents who have scrimped and saved for her British Chinese white-washing assimilation dream come true, it wouldn't be an over-generalization to assume that in a few year's time, we can admire Biancarosa the Canterbury-educated graduate, having successfully passed the school of white-washing with flying colours, parading the echelons of the City Of London with her stereotypical self-effacing, but comfortably high-earning white male professional, in arm.

Knowing how BBC's have little culture to talk about, it would in some ways be more logical for these same BBC bloggers to take up that challenge.

Instead of recognizing this, however, these BBC bloggers choose only to share the misunderstood predicament of their consumer lifestyle than take time to share and discuss our social predicament.

Like certain BBC Facebook pages, many of these loner blogs have 'friends' that have not commented in ages. 

No doubt, the first typical defensive BBC knee jerk reaction would be to remark ' Are you trying to make out this is a competition'? Typically, missing the point.

From the above cross-section of examples, we can see BBC blogs are vapid exercises of consumer-led tedium rather than of creative or social relevance.

With that said , it's time to... 
Cue the music

If we exclusively choose to endorse characteristics of a navel-gazing pathetic on-line loner, it's no wonder BBC's don't have a defined ethnic social identity. And if blogs are the best way for BBC's to share their thoughts with others on-line, why not choose to share a common value, rather than drivelling out of self-interest? 

35 comments:

  1. ....I am stuck how incredibly banal the above blogs are, Zeit you forgot the lamest one of all... Dimsum which is now almost defunct, Almostwitty (who is not witty but just boring and banal threatreschool rubbish) Alfred Lee et at al are typical of the denialist and propagators of a culture of chinese race denial which has set back the evolution of BBCs "intellectual" CRITICAL culture, they say NOTHING about the wider chinese culture, can they use chopstix ?.
    U "turtle" (HBC) guys are all too ready to critique it and rightly so DS won't be able to handle the truth as Jack Nicholas says.
    I think if you want a more substantial blog like this one (my cheque in the post ?lol) then u have to look closely at the socio-psychological make up of BBCs, those who are not in contact or socialised with chinese culture will express and construe blogs as such.
    If you look at HKers they are generally apolitical they are raised in a ruthless capitialist culture infrastrutured by colonialist foundations for UK trade and interests, HKers usually don't critique it even glad that they are not backward like china mainlanders.

    Welll thats my quick rant 4 the mo,comment laters as it develops

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    1. Thing is with the socio-psychological make up of BBCs, theres nothing there. Someone said on the blog - was it you - recently which I agreed with that we our social identity or culture is made of up of geographical dispersal.

      Thing is that clearly isnt the issue here. One girl from canterbury, two im guessing from london, the sum of a whole is made up of its parts. With parts like this, it keeps those who want to see progress,like us on here, have to work that much harder. When you combine that with the lameness of British Chinese online,facebook, gotta ask, where are the missing BBCS who DO want racial social identity? They dont go online?

      Even if HK is raised in a ruthless capitalist structure, are you saying that HK Chinese get to enjoy being colonised twice - once in HK and then another coming here?

      So one way of looking at it is that is that for the majority of British Chinese, the Chinese survivalist identity,is by and large, is that racial pride and social identity are things can be considered things that get in the way of being 'accepted' by western modernism.

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    2. Dimsum is finished, its homepage has been blank for months, the IT guys have disappeared, so no one runs nor writes for the site any more. The only reason it lasted a decade was because of the dedication of new volunteers, most of whom were not BBC. If youre asking why there were so few radical articles on dimsum aimed at BBCs, quite simply BBCs dont have the diaspora knowledge to be able to write critical interesting articles in the first place, which is why their blogs (as seen in the above article) are usually around the themes of consumption and travelling to Far east for vacation etc, thats all they know about. Even ABC MC Jin only raps about trivial crap such as eating dimsum. Isn't rap music is suppose to have an angry radical edge?

      The fact is, BBCs haven't been raised to criticise the system, they have been raised to keep their head down and work/milk the system.

      Sorry to say this, although this blog is fast approaching quarter of a million hits, this blog will eventually go the same way as Dimsum, I no longer have the inclination of continue blogging.

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    3. I've been in the Mainland working for nearly 10 years, on and off, and so the internet is the only thing I use to keep tabs on what's happening in the UK.

      I initially was quite involved in the BBChinese scene over ten years ago, the meetups, events etc. but I soon petered out; something was not quite right and very possibly I was becoming smug and self-important. With other personal life-events, I f**ked off here for the duration.

      I've only just started reading your blog about two months ago. And I have to say - you have articulated and crystallised well the thoughts and ruminations I've had for a long, long time about the hollow, indifferent and narcissistic state of our, and I say it for want of a better term, "community".

      You're burning-out, take a break,and return with fire!

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    4. Did you know MC jin used the word 'Chink' in his 'learn chinese song

      http://www.lyricstime.com/jin-tha-mc-learn-chinese-lyrics.html

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  2. I haven't looked at the other blogs there, but will take your word it's the usual self-promotion that is part of the conditioning by our surroundings. Not sure whether some of these blogs will necessarily draw in BBCs though. Just sounds like any kind of attention.

    I only recently 'seeked' for BBC forums, and was directed to Dimsum straight away. Then this blog was mentioned there, so I thought I'd take a look, so Dimsum can help to widen the net for BBCs.

    The issue is not so much about 'loner' through the internet, because those that start blogs often are extroverts and want the whole world to know their business, so it tends to be an extension of their lives. I imagine, many must brag about their comings and goings in the world of the World Wide Web.

    I agree that what's clearly lacking is awareness of identity. Don't talk about it because there is no issue. That's the mentality. SF.

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    1. If its an extension of their personality, then what does that say. Lame and self obsessed is probably more apt, in describing the bloggers above. One of them I noticed, read the article before it was put back into draft and republished, and deleted his honeymoon article.. saving face to show he doesnt ramble, but then keeps the techie geek one instead . Now his blog has one article left haha

      Again, what the hell is the point in blogging, if youre not going to share anything interesting with people? Theyre just pitiful excuses of saying 'this is my shit life and you can be part of it too'

      Drowning ourselves in consumerist escapism is /has been the biggest liability for BBC identity and it really shows.

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    2. My own take on dimsum is that whilst that we can criticize it now, disappointment is probably with what happened to it and what could have been rather than anything wrong with the site itself. Ive checked out some of the older forum posts and a lot of the same issues were brought up - racism etc, but obviously not as focused as on here. The issue is despairingly with the Chinese mentality itself, with only a few of us who are proud enough to actually see the value of race and social identity.

      Despite its shortcomings,compare the depth of research and richness of Dimsum in its glory days with the vapid mentality of todays consumerist ignorance its just incomparible.

      Maybe China shouldve been colonised we wouldve had paid more care and attention towards our own racial and social identity needs.

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    3. Your article just contains a string of soundbites and poor analysis. You dont research properly. The last girl is not white washed, shes on the committee of ABACUS. In fact none of them are completely white washed, they all exhibit cultural traits familiar with BBCs.

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  3. Not my article. I didn't write it. 'Posted by Happybritishchinese'

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  4. the irony is that Dimsum was started by two goldsmiths marketing grads, typical TakeAway london, girls, 20 yrs ago? At its heyday the forums/comments pages were great i wrote and commented a few under various aliases meself. It had the potential to achieve seminal BBC cultural platform, but instead it gradually got too entrepreneurial and self serving, it had its hidden theatre group and in-house business interests. I don't really want to dig up too much dirt, but its agenda didn't forward any authentic BBC community interests or concerns other than supporting a selected in-house interests that had nothing to do with chinese culture, hence the "brand" was not fit for the purpose intended.
    ....My thoughts about BBCs and blogging based upon a nutshell existential theory (i am goldsmith post grad aswell), there are 3 types: 1, those who are unware of the issues (such as racism etc)and remain oblivious; 2, those who are aware of the issues but deny or refuse to engage the issues; 3 those who are aware and engage with the issues. no 2 is what Sartre would call bad faith, but no 3 are the ones you need to reach out if a more "serious" clued up blog i assume it aspires. The majority of BBCs are no2, sorry if all this sound patronising. Anyway BBc blogs ^should be taken as with a pinch of salt anyway it only expresses a partial public impression or a constructed persona which leaves out the private, that doesn't want to be jimmy fix it 4 u.

    these are ramblings of a someone who just lost a load at the big C, oh man bad habit i got to give it up...what is BBC identity? for no1 it the casino rituals innit.

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    1. haha at casino rituals , so thats what a goldsmiths degree is for eh ?

      While i agree you cant tell a persons complete persona by the words he types on here, you do get an idea, and whether its feigned ignorance hiding a deeper intelligence, its obvious that the bloggers in the article choose not to use that intelligence because as BBCz says we are trained to milk the system and not question it.

      FOB 'sweep it under the carpet' ignorance can work for FOBS and flipping between the British and Chinese identities works well in our private and professional lives but unless BBCs fight for our ethnic justice, things can only get worse aka Simon San and John Wu incident and without social identity as long as we are ethnic Chinese in a western society, with some kind of racial integrity, BBCs will always feel there will be something missing that no amount of kpop or bubbletea can fix.

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    2. Forgot to add, because my old comment got screwed by my firefox, that because of Chinese tradition we are taught to keep quiet, and just achieve our gold olympic medals in pain toleration, those who do attempt to speak out, or at least take the time to share our thoughts are often frowned upon by the masses. Add that to the uncritical achieve at all odds mentality that most Chinese have, its no wonder voices are dismissed. Another funny thing is To be proud to be Chinese basically means proud to be a FOB but many of those same FOBS are clueless/practicers of feigned ignorance when it comes to western sinophobia,so as far as i can see Chinese culture is leaning more and more towards racial identity, and less and less towards the traditional aspects. In other words, at some point we will all soon have to come to terms with racial identity ( and with that, accountability) whether we want to or not.

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  5. Good research. I have noticed this quite a bit - young ethnic Chinese born or brought up in the west, ultimately "on their own" and substituting a close social circle with things, thoughts or hobbies. And yes, it is disproportionately more common - noticeably so - amongst our demographic compared to others, who may run a blog as a spare time thing in conjunction with real life, rather than in place of it.

    On the whole, our people are lost. We don't have a minority identity like blacks or asians to attach ourselves to. And whilst we try our best to attach ourselves to white interests and social groups, the "outsider" feeling is always present. That's why many ethnic Chinese "turn white" by being with white men... they feel incredibly lost in their identity that for the next generation they just want it to go away - quite literally.

    Chinese parents who emigrate here really need to clue themselves more about this diaspora effect. Maybe it's the job of adult BBCs to teach them that. Becuase for a while now we've had 2nd generation ethnic Chinese who neither relate wholly to their "foreign" parents, whilst being socially shunned or at best, tolerated by the country that we should call our own.

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    1. I dont agree, the young BBC generation have far more opportunities to connect with other Chinese today than the previous generations of BBCs (including the dimsum generation) ever did. There are highly influential points, firstly electronic media and social media have enabled BBCs to connect with each other in ways other isolated BBCs could only have dreamt about in the past, indeed thats another reason for the downfall of dimsum, the next generation of BBCs dont need to use dimsum anymore, they can connect using other sites and other forms of media in more personal ways, now of course that will probably mean their connections are more personal rather than community based, so whether they are doing this constructively is another point altogether, I would say no, theyre not constructive at all.

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    2. In addition, todays BBCs are far more integrated into British Society than the dimsum generation ever were. They have far fewer problems forming friendships with non-chinese in school etc, now of course there are implications of thie integration, they are less likely to fight for a racial cause.

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    3. Today you can find BBCs taking an interest in kpop or anime etc through an online experience in the form of blogs or fan groups, now you can call them loners, however they are still 'trying' to connect virtually with other people ( but of course a lot of them fail to connect because they're boring uninteresting people with nothing of interest to promote and no idea how to connect with an audience, if they want the glory for themselves as opposed to joining a community site, they bloody damn well better be different or interesting or they will fail), if successful their interest will be shared by other non-Chinese people who also share an interest in the same hobbies and interests as the BBC, do you think that was the case 15-20 years ago? 20 years ago, BBCs would be completely isolated in their loner 'hobby' world with no means of connecting with anyone regardless of their race. Now today even if the BBC is living isolated in a white area, they can still find White Asiaphiles and White kpop fanatics to form friendships and relationships with. That was not the case 20yrs ago.

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    4. BBCZeitgeist14 October 2012 15:11

      That's the problem isn't it. Our people want to integrate so much into the white mainstream - even where we are tolerated, not taken as "one of their own" - it has crippled any sort of young movement that runs alongside race. I am drawing comparisons with other racial minorities here, and they have such a different outlook on things. Bonded by race and identity, British yet uniquely so.

      You are wrong on them being completed isolated 20 years ago part... indeed there was a BBC article about this way back, how "being connected to the world" is actually making us more lonely - 20 years ago with no internet the lone Chinese would physically seek out like minded people, even to the extent of upping sticks. Now they don't need to bother, they're "socialising" virtually - but those relationships are not strong, they aren't even real.

      They can still find white asianphiles and kpop fanatics to form relationships with... is that really how desperate we've become?

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    5. Well, lets say that 'those' who choose to seek out other Chinese 'in person' via the internet CAN do so, now whether they WILL or not is upto the individual, you have made it clear that you dont think they're doing that. Fair enough, thats your opinion.

      In the article, the last girl doesnt need to use the net to connect with Chinese because shes already on the ABACUS committee and is meeting lots of Chinese of her own age at her university in REAL LIFE.

      The white kpop issue has to be raised because BBCs even today are not developing a progressive unique BBC or Chinese culture, a lot of them are merely riding on current trends - i.e the Korean wave. Now, 20 years ago, you had the Cantonese wave, i.e Hong Kong cinema and cantopop, its been eclipsed by 'Asian' culture which is currently dominated by the Korean and Japanese. Of course the modern generation of non-Chinese Asiaphiles are also into this same brand of 'Asian' culture, so these BBCs dont necessarily need to seek out other Chinese, they can share their self-interested 'hobby' with White, Blacks Indians etc, since they're not developing Chinese culture anyway, why would they need to seek out other Chinese people? Indeed, this is one reason why I don't like 'Asian culture' nor 'pan-Asian culture,' it has a damaging effect on our identity.

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    6. From what Ive noticed, coming of age in a digital age is that BBCs are less inclined to escape the lazy cypher-like culture and adopting 'Asian'consumer fad culture is just part of this instant access modernism. Also as you said Cantopop and HK cinema was 20 years ago meant having to wait for these events,in the digital age, build up to any 'events' are quickly announced and quickly consumed, plus the giving back of HK to China, rise of communist China,lack of young Chinese up and coming stars being promoted, no real Chinese movie rolemodels ( film stars dont count as artistic integrity washed out long ago) , has deadened any official cultural FOB culture that BBCs can be inspired by. This coombined with the fact that most British Chinese arent interested in sticking their neck out for anything other than earning and consuming, leads us to what we have today - perpetual cultural stagnation.

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  6. Sorry to derail the subject somewhat, but you know what really irks me about being a BBC? This

    http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/221/britishchinese.png

    There was one for Pakistani/British Pakistani too. And also you can be mixed black, asian - but not chinese. I know it seems minor, the forms that no-one fills, but it really does reflect the mindset of how we are perceived in this country. That we have an absolute identity - we cannot be British Chinese. Much like the Germans of Turkish origin are always Turkish, not German.

    It isn't a numbers game either - looking at wikipedia, we have roughly the same population as the British Bangladeshi population.

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    1. Haha nicely spotted. Its almost as if 'British Chinese' is an official umbrella term for 'Chinese in Britain'. Wouldnt surprise me if someone conducted interview asking the public if they can see any wrong terminology with that form, then when pointed out unaware dont know/care what a British Born Chinese is, nevermind taking the term'British Chinese' seriously.

      Course when majority of asleep BBCs and FOBS dont even make a tiny mouse-squeak of fuss about their own racial/ social identity, how can you expect the british public to?

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    2. It is also bizarre that the policy makers (whoever does these) are at pains to include every race under the sun as also possibly a Brit, but has no such consideration for us...normally these communities don't care much like ours don't, so why do they still make the effort to call them British, but not us?

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    3. What was the actual form about and title of the category? eg' state your ethnic origin'.

      If your question is genuine and not thinking aloud, in my opinion they dont make the effort to call us British because we fall under the the classic 'havent been colonised yet/perpetual foreigner' category.

      Whats interesting to note is the 'mixed' has 3 different categories. Gosh let's label the Chinese as one emnity but god forbid offending the precious british mixed race hybrids that we lovingly helped socially engineer.

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  7. It was a university enrolment form.

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  8. Whats interesting to note is the 'mixed' has 3 different categories. Gosh let's label the Chinese as one emnity but god forbid offending the precious british mixed race hybrids that we lovingly helped socially engineer.
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    Another thing is that we have seen from recent surveys that many British Born Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, and to a lesser extent Indians, pledge loyalty to their respective nation, moreso than Britain.... in Newsnight last year when interviewing disillusioned Muslims and the drone attack in the US, most said they would fight for Pakistan rather than Britain if they had the chance...indeed, you've seen the protests in Britain against British soldiers.

    By contrast, here has been no such British Chinese being so vocal about their loyalty to China (indeed, most British Born have nothing but unfleeting loyalty to Britain, despite the racism and non-acceptance of their identity as anything but Chinese)... yet we are still regarded as just Chinese.

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    1. Yep even without a community leader,zilch media representation media, ethnic Chinese women running to the safe arms of their ( insert color here) non-Chinese knight in shining armour, BBCs STILL ( god dammit) have to look at the Chinese tickbox as a thing of pride and not liability.

      Why cant we just be left alone to our ducklip photo collective and videogames? ZOMG LIFES SOOOooo UNFAIR.

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    2. That's psychologically one of the reasons why interracial marriage in the British Chinese community is so high compared to other races... because we identify ourselves as British, yet are still not accepted as British. Not just on stupid forms, but in media, wider society. Thus we beg and scurry and make do with any white so if not us - our children - will finally be able to seen as British.

      Whereas with other communities who regard themselves as British, but still Indian/black etc... they have no such issue with that, because wider society (more or less, bar the obvious racist elements) still see them as British AS WELL as (whatever). Thus they have no such pressure to conform to what is British - because they are already British.

      Whereas no matter what ethnic Chinese do in this country, they are still Chinese.

      Another thing is that, following social norms, whenever there has been a movement to "wash out" a minority culture/peoples etc... there has always been an opposite reaction e.g. As we become more European, we hear people take pride in their Scottishness or welshness more.... in India, if there is more westernisation from the national level, on the local level there are always strong opposition who emphasise and retain their roots and localism more.... the only exception we have seen here is when oriental races are involved. No such "anti-movement" within the British Chinese community. Or how about Chinese Americans, 70% of the women there marry outside the Chinese community... that is staggering. If you had even 10% in a Muslim or Indian American community, there would be outrage. Even black Americans do not figure so highly interracially....

      This lack of "resistance", not just in Britain but on a global level, will be (unless things take a dramatic shift) be the downfall of our people. Not wars, not conflict on a national level - locally we are willing to be assimilated into extinction.

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  9. the sad thing about these 'loners' in that article is that one article from this blog on average attracts more comments than all the comments of the 5 blogs put together and yet they still carry on blogging as loners to audience of absolutely nobody.

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    1. Also goes to show how far-gone a certain generation mindset has become. So narcissistically self-involved in their musing inner dialogue, not only do these bloggers inadvertantly tell the online world they are utterly boring mundane fools with nothing to say, they actually appear to be proud of it.

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  10. This article reeks of insecurity. The writer is taking out their own problems on others.

    You don't know Biancarosa, who are you to say that she has taken advantage of her poor, hard-working Chinese parents? Do you know her parents? How do you know she isn't adopted? How do you know her parents are poor? How do you know she is dating a white man?

    And you condemn her blog for being insipid, self-indulgent, etc. etc. I can only imagine you've written this because it makes you feel better to put down a 20 year old Chinese girl, who hasn't even finished University yet. This well-rounded, thought-out article shows how you are obviously SO much more mature than her. You're obviously SO much less "self-indulgent" and "insipid".

    And all of this hatred is because she doesn't have posts upon posts about being Chinese? So all Chinese bloggers must write about being Chinese? Should all Korean bloggers blog about Kpop? By that logic, Rachel Khoo is a disgrace because she hosts programs about French food, when - gasp - she is not French, she's Chinese! How atrocious!

    Why must people's online identities be dictated by their ethnicity? Isn't the whole point about the internet that you can be whoever you want to be, and talk about whatever the heck you want? Of course, that same logic gives insecure men like you the freedom to comment in whatever way you want, so fair play. But it also gives me the freedom to say this: screw you. And have a nice day!

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    1. Rachel Khoo is Eurasian so she doesnt count as a BBC or ethnic Chinese.

      'Isn't the whole point about the internet that you can be whoever you want to be and talk about whatever the heck you want'

      Yes, it does, and for the hipster smart-alec OMG generation of BBCs, there is now even less sense of cultural responsibility towards our already fragmented identity.

      Which is why it takes the words of an 'insecure' article to have hit such a nerve of a pro-multiculturalist like yourself, and possibly make you rethink things. A good thing, then.

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  11. Thanks for this very interesting and informative stuff. I have recently came to this blog and see the stuff quality. Very good.

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    1. Hey guys,

      Not sure if this blog is still active or there are still any readers out there. I myself was a reader not long ago. It's very true that we as BBCs don't have much online presence, whether on YouTube or social media in general, but more so when compared to our US counterparts.
      Just from encountering this article and a few others, it inspired me to work harder at channel. I recently posted a Vlog on YouTube and am currently editing (granted working solo is difficult) a social experiment video I recently shot before the new year in Central London; trailer to this video is on my Instagram.

      I'm a full British-Born-Chinese guy, born and raised in London; think of one of the roughest areas there, thats where I grew up and still live.

      Now, writing eloquent articles isn't my forte, I'm no A* student so please forgive me. I will try to make this short and sweet.

      All I am looking for are likeminded BBCs who are up for making this happen on YouTube. I want to see us BBCs have just as much presence as the next person in UK or anywhere else. But I'm struggling to find more people!
      Help me guys.

      Thanks, I hope and look forward to hearing from somebody out there!

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    2. By the way, the social experiment filmed was asking girls in London if they find Asian (formerly BBC, but now more commonly known as Asian thanks to Americanisation) guys attractive, and if they would date Asian guys.

      I'm not trying to start a revolution here but I'd like to make a contribution by drawing attention, even if just by a bit, to our community.

      Hopefully, the video can be uploaded to YouTube by Monday.

      I sincerely hope this reaches some of you guys on here!

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