I'm hanging out with my 14 year old nephew today. We watched Kung Fu Panda. I am really offended by the slanted eyes on the animals and the stilted, slow, staccato talking like David Carridine from Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. If there were a better name for the Jack Black-vocied panda character, it'd be Chinky McKungPao. Dang, these are the only options for American-born Asian kids? This or Mu Lan? In which Eddie Murphy is the voice of a Chinese dragon from Los Angeles?
I was talking to TD about how we would raise our future kids with both a Jewish and Vietnamese heritage. So far we have settled on curried sweet potato latkes and pho.