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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

The shy Asian.

The reserved Asian.

The healthy Asian.

The conservative Asian.

The polite Asian.

They are all real, I suppose. I need more experience to make a real determination.

But daddy says, “Look out when there is food for the taking.”

Daddy is in Thailand speaking at a conference on hospital management. He is talking about Social Media Marketing. And he had a full room yesterday. Go, daddy, go!

He has a little girl named Shampoo who is helping him. Shampoo!!

They also gave him a booth. I really can’t imagine daddy being a boothie. But then I am off topic.

Daddy said they set up a snack corner for a break after the morning session.

He has a before picture.

Snack Corner

Snack Corner

And an after picture.

Snack Corner

Snack Corner

Daddy says that in his experience dealing with people one on one in Asia he finds generally, though not always, they are indeed kind, reserved, gentle, and polite.

But when you get them (any group of people from any country) in a large group, all bets are off. A mob mentality?

Daddy said there was no “after you.” Or “Oh, no. After you.”

It was every man, and woman, for themself.

And the snack corner is evidence of what happened.

Do you behave differently when you are by yourself than when you are in a crowd?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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