“Nobody show this to our Asian parents!”

by Joey deVilla on January 14, 2020

It is a long-standing tradition for Asian parents to goad their kids into achieving more with the classic “Look at [other high-achieving Asian kid] — why can’t you be like that?” It was tough enough already, and now Dr. Jonny Kim has raised the bar impossibly high. Check out this Tweet from the U.S. Embassy in Seoul:

In response, Jenny Yang tweeted exactly what I was thinking:

I can take some solace in these facts:

  • Hardcore Tiger Moms are reading that announcement and thinking “…only the moon and potentially Mars? That’s not even a quarter of the solar system. Slacker.”
  • I have infinitely more apps in the App Store than he does (I have 2; he has none), and
  • For the time being, I have more Twitter followers:

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