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   Tiger Mom's daughter will be calling home from the Harvard library

04 Apr 2011 06:34 PM   |   16647 clicks   |   Yahoo
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baorao     
TFA: The rules included but were not limited to: not being allowed to attend sleepovers, have play dates, participate in school plays, complain about not being able to do school plays, get anything less than an A, play any instrument other than the piano or violin, or opt out of playing the piano or violin.

lets hope she doesn't get murdered by the first Craigslist weirdo that shows her some attention.

04 Apr 2011 07:08 PM
ElFugawz     
before all the booze, drugs and sex:
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04 Apr 2011 07:08 PM
imgod2u     

what_now: Having worked with quite a few of those students, I can tell you this girl will fall into one of two categories:

1) An obsessive studier who has no social life, and therefore fails to make the type of connections college is for

2) A girl who bangs the whole crew team while snorting any substance you put in front of her.

Helicoptering your children is a good way to get farked up children.


Please be 2, please be 2, please be 2.

Should apply to Harvard grad school....

04 Apr 2011 07:09 PM
Mr. Spontaneous     
Bravo for the headline, subby. Will the phone call be in a ching-chong language?

04 Apr 2011 07:09 PM
imgod2u     

Marmanukem: It just remains to be seen if her daughter can function as a normal human being after such treatment.


She's Asian and going to Harvard; there will be absolutely no point in her life where she'll need to function as a normal human being.

04 Apr 2011 07:10 PM
pyr8bwoy     
this is not a sign of good parenting skills. she was destined to go to harvard, because her parents are wealthy and also went to harvard.
now if her parents were broke-asses that were smuggled into the country boat and somehow managed to escape the snakehead that forced them into slavery, but through hard work and perseverance managed to scrape together enough money to send their daughter to an ivy league school, then congratulations are in order.
this is just an example of rich crazy lady sending her rich kids to a rich people school.

04 Apr 2011 07:11 PM
baorao     

Marysue: Meh, if you call getting into a safety school an 'accomplishment'.


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04 Apr 2011 07:11 PM
The Jami Turman Fan Club     

saxchick: She's a "Legacy Admit." It happens all the time.


She had to graduate from high school, and be breathing, to make it into Harvard. Hell, George W. Bush got in as a Legacy at Yale. How tough can it be?

Now, if she were going to MIT, or Standford, or Rice, I'd be more impressed. Hell, I'd be more impressed if she got into the University of Michigan.

And I still don't get the "you must learn Violin or Piano" crap. Great violinists and pianists are a dime a dozen. There's a hell of a lot more demand for good bassoonists and tuba players.

/Tubists?
//Tubaists?
///Tubaters?
////Fark it. Tuba players.

04 Apr 2011 07:11 PM
the_vegetarian_cannibal    [TotalFark]  

bidness: I'm all for affirmative action if it means whites have a reserved quota at places like UCLA and UC Berkeley.


This is what would happen to all the top colleges in the US if affirmative action was actually completely overturned. Somehow, I don't think the "reverse racism"-screaming College Republicans have thought their cunning plan all the way through.

04 Apr 2011 07:11 PM
pyr8bwoy     
it would be more news if she didn't make it to harvard.

04 Apr 2011 07:12 PM
Craptastic     
don't care.

04 Apr 2011 07:12 PM
Slaxl     
How does this prove anything? Unless every kid at Harvard had an overbearing, unbelievably strict parent then as far as we know this could just be a fluke, and the only one. Is every single child from an overbearing, strict family at top universities? No. Have some kids from strict families failed before even leaving high school? Yes.

Granted I missed the original piece she wrote so I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

04 Apr 2011 07:14 PM
the_vegetarian_cannibal    [TotalFark]  

imgod2u: what_now: Having worked with quite a few of those students, I can tell you this girl will fall into one of two categories:

1) An obsessive studier who has no social life, and therefore fails to make the type of connections college is for

2) A girl who bangs the whole crew team while snorting any substance you put in front of her.

Helicoptering your children is a good way to get farked up children.

Please be 2, please be 2, please be 2.

Should apply to Harvard grad school....


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She's pretty cute. It'll definitely by 2.


Mr. Spontaneous: Bravo for the headline, subby. Will the phone call be in a ching-chong language?


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04 Apr 2011 07:17 PM
K.B.O. Winston     

Tachikoma: And she'll probably have creeepy sex there too.


Don't be silly. That's what the BU library is for.

/3rd floor
//or was it 4th

04 Apr 2011 07:18 PM
saxchick     

The Jami Turman Fan Club: saxchick: She's a "Legacy Admit." It happens all the time.

She had to graduate from high school, and be breathing, to make it into Harvard. Hell, George W. Bush got in as a Legacy at Yale. How tough can it be?

Yeah, W making the ivies says it all.

And I still don't get the "you must learn Violin or Piano" crap. Great violinists and pianists are a dime a dozen. There's a hell of a lot more demand for good bassoonists and tuba players.

/Tubists?
//Tubaists?
///Tubaters?
////Fark it. Tuba players.


Tubabators. Just kidding. Actually, I'd rather see scholarships for jazz harpists from Columbia: Link

04 Apr 2011 07:20 PM
sethstorm     

pyr8bwoy: this is not a sign of good parenting skills. she was destined to go to harvard, because her parents are wealthy and also went to harvard.
now if her parents were broke-asses that were smuggled into the country boat and somehow managed to escape the snakehead that forced them into slavery, but through hard work and perseverance managed to scrape together enough money to send their daughter to an ivy league school, then congratulations are in order.
this is just an example of rich crazy lady sending her rich kids to a rich people school.




THIS.

04 Apr 2011 07:22 PM
imgod2u     

The Jami Turman Fan Club: saxchick: She's a "Legacy Admit." It happens all the time.

She had to graduate from high school, and be breathing, to make it into Harvard. Hell, George W. Bush got in as a Legacy at Yale. How tough can it be?

Now, if she were going to MIT, or Standford, or Rice, I'd be more impressed. Hell, I'd be more impressed if she got into the University of Michigan.

And I still don't get the "you must learn Violin or Piano" crap. Great violinists and pianists are a dime a dozen. There's a hell of a lot more demand for good bassoonists and tuba players.

/Tubists?
//Tubaists?
///Tubaters?
////Fark it. Tuba players.


I think the idea is more discipline building than anything else. It's damn hard to master an instrument (heh) and being able to play one well not only demonstrates on a superficial level that one has the will, drive and discipline to fine-tune one's skills, it also indicates faux-class that Asians seem to love to strive for socially.

/Asian
//Plays piano
///Did not go to Harvard

04 Apr 2011 07:22 PM
spazzhappy     
She'd be better off spending four years taking buffoon lessons at Clown College....

04 Apr 2011 07:24 PM
Airfoilsguy     

Dr.Gonzo7719: Excellent. She can join the other useless Harvard assholes who've run this country into the ground.


And what do you do to make this country a better place?

04 Apr 2011 07:25 PM
TheDeathMerchant     

la_cyberchicana: If she's anything like other kids with overbearing parents I've known who grew up in demanding, restrictive, high-stress environments, she'll be fall-down drunk within three hours of arrival at U, laid by some random dude within the week, and have an STD or unwanted pregnancy within the first semester.

\biggest college hellraisers I knew were either preacher's kids or children of Tiger Moms/Dads




Yup. Came here to say this.

/preacher's kid

04 Apr 2011 07:25 PM
Psycoholic_Slag     
Bet the b*tch still drives slow in the fast lane with her blinker on.

04 Apr 2011 07:25 PM
mralphabet     

ElFugawz: before all the booze, drugs and sex:


She looks half Asian, those are usually the slutiest.

04 Apr 2011 07:27 PM
lewismarktwo     
I wonder if the azn students have toned down on their 'talking overtly loud in the library for no good reason' thing or if they just ramped it up a notch in protest?

04 Apr 2011 07:29 PM
imgod2u     

Airfoilsguy: Dr.Gonzo7719: Excellent. She can join the other useless Harvard assholes who've run this country into the ground.

And what do you do to make this country a better place?


In the infamous words of George Carlin: "You show me a guy sitting around all day watching TV and jerking off and I'll show you a guy who's not hurting anybody."

In pure utilitarian terms, who did the most net good to society, Studman69 or David Viniar, CFO of Goldman Sachs?

04 Apr 2011 07:31 PM
justinguarini4ever     
What these Tiger Moms need to realize is that there is really no benefit to going to Harvard if you are not able to connect socially. The biggest benefit of top schools is that there is a huge network of alumni in powerful positions. If she stays as intense in college as she did in high school, she is only going to freak people out.

04 Apr 2011 07:32 PM
Vermicious Knids     
So I'm seeing two options for this girl's near future:

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or

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(Maybe not to that extreme, but jeez. It seems so obvious she wrote that response to save her parents face. Who knows how she really feels?)

04 Apr 2011 07:33 PM
PsyLord     
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/only reason he will be visiting the library

04 Apr 2011 07:33 PM
Weigard     
I bet she still hasn't learned not to drive 20 in the left lane with her blinker on.

04 Apr 2011 07:36 PM
Purdue_Pete     
So.... I have a sister then?


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04 Apr 2011 07:37 PM
Mootwo     
1. She has two Harvard Alumni as parents. As long as she can spell potato she can get in.
2. She probably did get straight A's.
3. I see no information on a scholarship so I would assume mommy and daddy are paying her way.
4. Mommy and daddy probably have enough money to spy on their daughter (hire another Asian kid to hang out with her) and pull strings with money as they see fit.
5. Piano and violin are standard traditional issue in several Asian circles. The rebels (or those with "fat" Asian kids) let their kids play cello.
6. Piano and/or violin have been shown to enhance educational capacity in children. Other instruments have too, but they're not Asian traditional.
7. That Korean family on Gilmore Girls ain't no lie. Many Asian families are like that. It's even more hardcore in their native countries, but usually just with the boys. Girls are trained to be wives and usually don't get further than 8th grade.
8. I like lists.
9. Seriously farkers, do none of you even know an Asian family for reference?

04 Apr 2011 07:38 PM
HZS9PK     
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/Approves

04 Apr 2011 07:38 PM
the_vegetarian_cannibal    [TotalFark]  

Psycoholic_Slag: Bet the b*tch still drives slow in the fast lane with her blinker on.


Weigard: I bet she still hasn't learned not to drive 20 in the left lane with her blinker on.


11 minutes, man.

04 Apr 2011 07:41 PM
gaspode     
Piano and Violin are traditionally the highest status instruments, leading the orchestra. Its pure snobbishness

04 Apr 2011 07:45 PM
ScottFarkus     
She has best quality heart.

04 Apr 2011 07:46 PM
Calm Down You Spaz     

gaspode: Piano and Violin are traditionally the highest status instruments, leading the orchestra. Its pure snobbishness


seriously, i mean, not at all like those dickheads who want to play qb

04 Apr 2011 07:50 PM
chu2dogg     
Would love to chat guys but I'm on my way to pick up my Asian GF FTW

/thanks tiger moms!

04 Apr 2011 07:52 PM
justinguarini4ever     

gaspode: Piano and Violin are traditionally the highest status instruments, leading the orchestra. Its pure snobbishness


The instruments aren't snobbish. Classical musicians are snobbish. Classical "musicians" tend to have more in common with people that have OCD than actual musicians. Orchestras in reality are dressed up tribute bands.

04 Apr 2011 07:54 PM
bighairyguy    [TotalFark]  
Pregnant by the end of orientation week.

/No pun intended

04 Apr 2011 07:56 PM
sseye     

Marmanukem: It just remains to be seen if her daughter can function as a normal human being after such treatment.


My freshman year I met plenty of Asian kids exactly like her. A good percentage ended up in major rebellion once they warmed to the distance from the parental vice grip. A large percentage remained socially inept all the way through graduation and to this day. And there were some really great well-adjusted kids, too, but offhand the first one I think of went to public school in Queens, had parents who spoke no English at all, and she pretty much did it all on her own, so, no Tiger Mom can take credit for that.

04 Apr 2011 07:59 PM
Vermicious Knids     

Mootwo:
9. Seriously farkers, do none of you even know an Asian family for reference?


Yes, and the first example that comes to mind is way more hardcore than Tiger Mom. This girl I know came to my house sobbing inconsolably one day in high school. She had bombed a chem exam, so her parents cooked and ate her pet turtle.

She did as many drugs as she could get her hands on once she got to college. Surprise, surprise.

04 Apr 2011 08:01 PM
quoinguy     

Calm Down You Spaz: gaspode: Tiger Mom's daughter will be never calling home, and will be banging her way through half the campus while high on just about everything ;)

isnt that how all azn girls act out?

god bless em, thats how i got my first blowie.



Thanks for bursting my balloon. I thought the private school Valedictorian Asian girl who dove into the back seat of my car, stripped & begged for a banging thought I was super cool.

/Didn't know they're known for that.
//Makes a little more sense now.
///True story--freaked me out at the time--I was 19 & waiting until she turned 18. She couldn't wait.
////Moved on to someone legal.

04 Apr 2011 08:05 PM
Mike_LowELL    [TotalFark]  
YEA BUT CAN SHE RUN CRYSIS HAR HAR

04 Apr 2011 08:09 PM
Marcintosh     
"If these kids are shamed and harangued into performing well, what you end up seeing is they end up being sick in a bell tower with a rifle."

04 Apr 2011 08:09 PM
baorao     

Mootwo: 9. Seriously farkers, do none of you even know an Asian family for reference?


yeah, I know like five Asians. or maybe its one. I don't know, they all look the same to me.

04 Apr 2011 08:10 PM
Infernal Wedgie     
Meh. I had Tiger parents, and I turned out ...
Oh shiat. I turned into a Farker, and not even a TFer!

/really, I have some mommy issues to hash out, but I turned out okay overall.

04 Apr 2011 08:13 PM
ParadisePornoTheater     
Is her self-esteem OK?

Other than that, whattheroyalbluefarkever.

04 Apr 2011 08:16 PM
the_vegetarian_cannibal    [TotalFark]  

Vermicious Knids: Mootwo:
9. Seriously farkers, do none of you even know an Asian family for reference?

Yes, and the first example that comes to mind is way more hardcore than Tiger Mom. This girl I know came to my house sobbing inconsolably one day in high school. She had bombed a chem exam, so her parents cooked and ate her pet turtle.

She did as many drugs as she could get her hands on once she got to college. Surprise, surprise.


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That... that's just wrong. Forget the assured traumatizing child abuse, they had to throw in some gratuitous animal abuse as well? As an Asian American, let me say that that type of behavior is definitely NOT normal and typical. You can tell that story to even the toughest of parents and I bet even they would get a reaction of shock and horror.

/grew up with Asian parents that were strict, but not crazy like that

04 Apr 2011 08:17 PM
beaverteeth92     

sethstorm: Another Diversity candidate who stole a spot.


She's Asian, which puts her at a direct disadvantage because Asians are a "model minority." If she was black or Hispanic, that would be an entirely different story.

04 Apr 2011 08:17 PM
Fromageball     
I'm sure Harvard considered her for admission based on her credentials, not giving a thought to her parents or how much they donate. Even if they had rejected her it would have been fine and she would have just attended to another school like the rest of us. No biggie!

04 Apr 2011 08:18 PM
hartzdog     
Go ahead and make fun of her. I'm sure that your children will also make fun of her when she shuts down the factory/warehouse where your children mop the floors/clean the toilets and moves the whole operation to whatever third world hell-hole is willing to supply employees for 10 cents an hour.

I agree with everyone in this thread--all the people that go to Ivy League schools and run the government and all the world's major corporations only got their positions because of non-merit-based qualifications. Now that you all feel better, please get back to filling in some of the potholes on the damn roads around here.

04 Apr 2011 08:22 PM
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