#NaBloPoMo Post 7: Past Influences

A time will come when humans are no longer “pedigree”… I think that is now old-fashioned…

THE RED KIMONO

Today’s BlogHer prompt for National Blog Posting Month is:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
How much does your culture come into play in your day-to-day life?

When I see the word culture, I first think of the Japanese side of my family. That’s not to say my dad’s side of my family “ain’t got no culture,” but the culture of the English, Irish and Scottish mix on my dad’s side seems to have blended into what we consider to be American influence and it’s harder to pick out.

The first thing I thought of when I read the prompt was what I wrote about in my post yesterday — losing face. So again, you can imagine my jaw dropping when, upon researching the origin of “losing face,” I found it was Chinese.

I should ask my Japanese cousins if the threat of losing face was as much a part of…

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