By Anonymous - 13/12/2010 03:03 - Korea Republic of
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Hahaha I can relate to the op!.. My boyfriend is Korean and I'm Italian, but I learned to speak Korean for them because I knew they would be judgemental about that... op you should have whipped out the Korean right away! They wouldn't have had a chance to judge, they would be too impressed with the fact that a white girl was speaking Korean :)
Oh really?? I'm Korean but I was born and raised in Canada. I have been in so many situations where people just automatically assume I don't speak English so they start speaking smack about me, in English, right in front of me. Or when I say "Excuse me?" because I didn't hear them (not because I didn't understand them) and the person starts speaking louder and slower, like I'm stupid. It goes both ways so don't go making assumptions and generalizations.
ah...im korean and although my parents arent "traditional" i can totally see them embarassing me with their korean ways when a bring a boy home (and not the "ooh lets look at her baby pictures way" but the "what ethnicity are you? whats your grade point average? do you do drugs?" kind of way.)
just say "uh....I speak Korean, thanks"..... but say it in Korean and make them feel like a bunch of a-holes!
That is terrible! :( You would think that your boyfriend would tell them that you can speak Korean and you can understand what they are saying. You would also think that he would tell them not to speak that way about you. :/ Unless, your boyfriend doesn't know and you thought you were being sneaky by keeping this from him. If that is the case then shame on you for trying to eavesdrop. ;)
Next time you are over you should say something like "hello how are you, nice day isn't it?" in Korean. Something like that. I don't know.
So you're posting this from Korea, but your boyfriend's parents assumed you didn't know Korean?