Friday, April 30, 2010

Story #276: Just a thought

I get this a lot : "Why don't you just become an American?" or "Oh, you're not an American? I thought we already are since you married one!"

I am not an American-hater, as you can tell from who I am marry to. But sometimes, some Americans annoy the crap out of me with their lack of knowledge, pre-judgment, and obnoxious pride that everything revolves around America and everybody wants to trade passports with them. I have a lot of American friends and family whom I love dearly. In fact, I think I have more friends here than I do in Malaysia.

Anyways, today as I was thinking about the "Why don't you just become an American?" question, it finally hit me why I don't want to be one. Yea, it's true that since I am a Permanent Resident in the US and can stay here as long as I want and get basically all the benefits that normal Americans enjoy, but that's not the main reason. The main reason I guess is that I don't feel patriotic for this country. And you can't be an American if you don't love the US of A. I love the freedom I enjoy here and I respect the constitution and National Anthem and the love the Americans have for their beloved country. But I don't feel the same way about this soil that I call home.

Perhaps I'll change my mind one day. It's not very likely though.

So I think I will always remain an outsider and I kinda don't mind that.

1 comment:

ivy ting said...

Too bad there's no "Like" button like on fb...like it~ no wonder we are sisters!