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Asian, Food, and Ignorant: 9:22 Have you ever been taught something in school that was completely incorrect? paated Mar 16, 2018 · U Demplin etion I OT the Indiait asmin uetem since Oh dear... We will call this teacher Ms. N. She was my primary school teacher for first grade. Let me give you a little background first. Although I was very young and I never went to kindergarten or pre-k, I was able to read and write fairly well early on. I was a pretty well- rounded kid; my parents split up early on in my life and my father and I had moved to Hong Kong almost immediately after that. He was a skydiver and we travelled a lot due to that; he only worked six months of the year, so by the time that I was ready to go to school I had already filled up a few passports and was pretty knowledgable about different cultures and food, especially the Asian cultures. However, my mother wanted me to go to public school back in Canada, so off I go; however, I go straight into first grade without having gone to pre-k or kindergarten, so the kids were a little older than me (1-2 years). So, you must be thinking where is this story going – well, one or two months into school our teacher decides to teach us a little about China, the history, the culture and the food..(my mother had failed to mentioned to her that I grew up abroad.in China.) So Ms. N brings out an uncooked bowl of rice, exactly like this one. And then proceeds to hand all the students who were around in a circle some chopsticks. Ms N: "So kids, do you think you could eat this rice with these chopsticks?" All the kids in the classroom..apart from me: "no way! ... I'm sitting there in total silence.. as she passes the bowl around to every kid and lets them have a go at picking up one grain of rice at a time. Ms N: "you guys should feel grateful that you live on this side of the planet because kids in China have to eat this every day using only chopsticks because spoons, forks, and knives haven't made their way to that side of the world yet..." ... I BURST out laughing.. I stand up, take the bowl of rice from one of my fellow classmates, grab my chopsticks, pick up a grain of rice perfectly and tell her that this rice is uncooked, that people in China are much more advanced than we are, that she was spreading chinaphobia and that I would never take anything she says for granted again. The whole classroom was shocked, and no one said a word. Ms N: "why would you know anything about China? Go sit outside! Actually you're going straight to the principal for disturbing my class and being so rude!" Long story short, my mum left work, came to pick me up, told the principal that I very well knew what I was talking about and that her teacher was ignorant, that she wanted me to change teachers and that she would be talking with the school board about what was taught in class. Then all of China clapped

Then all of China clapped

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Back, Tea, and Donate: TEAM TKE ES TEA Making a bunch of these with messages on the back encouraging ppl to donate, and gonna put on all my classmates' desks. C'mon, guys!

Making a bunch of these with messages on the back encouraging ppl to donate, and gonna put on all my classmates' desks. C'mon, guys!

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Eye, Down, and Make: I get to make eye contact with classmates as I sit down to use the restroom.

I get to make eye contact with classmates as I sit down to use the restroom.

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Math, Class, and Cty: CTY Classmates watching some fortnite stream during math class

Classmates watching some fortnite stream during math class

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