[For more, check out: AMWF the Unfinished Wikipedia Article] Thankfully, the internet is a wonderful place that connects people from all walks of life. AMWF stands for Asian Male, White Female, meaning couples composed of an Asian Man and a White Woman.
It represents a small minority of interracial couples, most American, Australian, and European women dating Korean, Japanese, and Chinese men.
It was heartbreaking to watch my friend’s intercultural relationship fall apart (and even harder to not pick a side).
I wondered where it went wrong – but the answer was pretty obvious to everyone involved.
And it is a little bit scary trying to live day by day. The hardest part of an intercultural relationship is deciding when to compromise, when to fight, and when to draw the line. What are you supposed to do if your partner is completely opposed to your religion?
Sure, this week I think it is a bit silly (but adorable) that Ryosuke makes me wipe my feet off with wet wipes before climbing into bed (even if I have been wearing slippers all day). He likes the fact I am ambitious and want to have a solid career, but what about in five years, when his family is pressuring me to quit my job to have (and take care of) kids? What if he thinks you should quit your job after marriage to become a housewife?
Those social keys, elements of sarcasm, and play on words expressions will never come naturally to each of us in a foreign language.
And sometimes you just have to accept the fact and move on.
Racism is one of those things that you can’t fully comprehend unless you are a victim of it.
However, hundreds of other countries and nationalities are also represented.
Now I want to share my own story – regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly of an AMWF relationship. The term “AMWF” has only popped up in the last couple years.