Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finally a couple like us on tv but...

There are never couples like Mr T and I on tv, the few inter-racial couples generally consist of Asian female- Caucasian male combinations, not the other way around like us.

In the early days of our relationship, I talked about the whole white female-asian male (wf-am) relationship stuff a lot and while I tend to think about it a lot less now, I still smile when I see couples like us on the street.

So I was super excited to see a couple like us on the new show Jon and Kate plus 8 , but then of course they are quite different with their 8 kids (Sextuplets & Twins) and Jon seems to be a little cruel with his comments about her body. Cute kids though:

7 comments:

Theresa said...

That's a lot of kids, but it is good that television is diversifying a little bit!

pinkurocks said...

I think they are separated too now. I actually know lots of couples like you guys including my own parents!! The other way around is much more common but you'd be surprised by the number of white female/Asian male combos there are in Japan!!

kristy said...

It sure is Theresa, much more than I could ever handle!

Kat, oh that sucks. In Hong Kong couples like us are even rarer than here and older Chinese would not stop staring at us if we would old hands in front of them. Although I imagine it would have been ever rarer in your parent's day.

Mandee said...

I read the post title and thought "You guys are having 8 kids?!" haha :)

I started watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 last night too but I also have heard they they have now split.

It's nice to see some diversity on tv.

Anonymous said...

alas they will let you down !!
the guy is an ass to be sure ..

Anonymous said...

jon&kate have turned into an American mini-scandal. don't you read he gossip blogs??? hehehe

kristy said...

Mandee, definitely not having 8 kids!

Anon, I don't read the gossip blogs so am out of the loop. I have too many food/feminist and other blogs to read as it is :-)