I just wanted to take this moment to express how much Asian culture has had an impact on me in my life. Starting with the fact that Asian culture was what got me into Martial arts (as well as movies in general) as a child. We call them Martial Arts films, but that genre of film is Asian Culture's domain. I grew up on Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee (one of the most influential people in my life), Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeow (can't forget the women), Zhang Ziti, Chow Yun-fat, Shaw Brothers (especially 36 chambers of Shaolin), Tony Jaa. This also includes anime: Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop. I grew up on all of this as a child fascinated with everything about martial arts, everything about the asian culture.
And today in my 20s I have an even greater appreciation for Asian Culture. Still love those Martial arts films (still watching shaw brothers films I haven't seen), still watching anime (I also read manga avidly, especially Jujutsu Kaisen). But now my interest in Asian culture has expanded, I love Japanese Street fashion. I have some harajuku brands in my closet which is some of my signature style now. I also really love kimonos, I even love how they dressed in the older times. My future place is going have lots of Japanese aesthetic going on, I love their style of tables, their artwork. I remember when Linsanity was going on and Jeremy Lin was with the New York Knicks. I was so amazed with this guy, especially when he beat my Kobe (the other influential person in my life that was also influenced by Bruce Lee) led Lakers. But I was happy for this dude. I hated the way he was being treated in the media and among players. I loved his documentary which gave me more in depth understanding of his journey to the NBA and the that he's a believer in Christ like me. Truly inspired me in a dark time.
Anyway, everybody seems cool for the most part on here. I hope there is no Asian hate going on. Those dominants that over do it with the trash talk, please mind what you say. And if any of the Asian community needs to talk, I'm here and would love to learn more about Asian culture as well. I just named China and Japan mostly, but I'd love to know more about Korea, Thailand (obviously Muay thai is my favorite martial art), ect. I love all of Asian Culture. So please, no Asian hate. No hate at all, we have so much to learn from each other as human beings. And we have to fight at some point too, lol.