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rogerhuang

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  1. First, to address Andy-mac: Since when did I equate farmers to being "low class". I never mentioned anything about "low class" in my post. The comment about farmers was simply my asking if farmers felt more comfortable playing golf in jeans (which amazes me since I personally find jeans tight, inflexible, and restricting for my golf swing). For Minnesota golfer: I was commenting on the golfers that I saw in Nebraska while playing PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUBS (of which I always belong to wherever I live). You assumed I was referring to attire on PUBLIC COURSES. As you just said yourself, no one in your country club would think about wearing jeans on the course. Did you assume that you were the only poster on this board that was a member of a private country club? Perhaps you are stereotyping people in assuming that those golfers in Nebraska aren't members of private country clubs. You 2 posters need to lighten up and get over yourselves. Quit making assumptions. When in doubt, just ask and people will be happy to enlighten you as to what they meant by their posts.
  2. What is it about golfers in the Midwest USA and jeans? I was in Nebraska for 1 year and noticed 95% of the golfers wearing jeans while playing. Is it a "farmer" thing? Is it a "low class" thing? I just don't get it. If you're going to wear jeans while playing golf, why not just put a pitchfork in your bag as well? I even saw 1 golfer wear overalls while playing!!!! Unbelievable.... It's like fat women with belly piercings, which you can never see all the time because they're hidden within the folds of fat. I just don't get it....
  3. 2004 Infiniti G35x all-wheel drive (LOVE this car.....) 18 mpg city, 24 mpg hwy 280 hp, 280 lbs torque
  4. I'd say get over yourself and remember that this is a corporate outing, not some PGA-sanctioned event. This is an opportunity to network and bond with your fellow corporate employees. If it bothers you that much, you could always tell your boss "no". Then, you can mull over whether you just killed your corporate career and any potential of upward mobility.
  5. LOL! The sarcasm in the first part of your post was great! Had me going there for a sec! Of course, I agree with your second part much more than the first!
  6. The LPGA needs more webcasts like they did last Sunday at the P&G; Beauty event, but for every day of the event.
  7. Correction on Tiger's bloodlines, if I may. Tiger is not quite half and half. He is roughly 75% Asian (Thai), 15% African, and 15% American Indian (can't remember which tribe). His mother is 100% Asian (Thai). His father was 50% African, 25% Asian, 25% American Indian). The percentages are rough approximations, as he has other bloodlines in him and on his father's side. So when I work out the Punnett Square, Tiger's bloodline has the highest percentage of Asian blood, followed next by African, and then American Indian. He does privately identify as being Asian-American, but still Asian nonetheless, especially when he was growing up as a teenager. Asian-Americans, like Tiger and me, are proud of being American. We are also especially proud of our Asian heritage. Tiger has said this during his speeches at golf events held in his mother's native land, Thailand. We Asian-Americans see no conflict of interest in being proud of our country and heritage simultaneously. Thank you for your comments on the negative reps that I've received. My post was not intended to be racist, although it clearly as been perceived by many as being that. I hold no ill will towards those who have misunderstood my posts.
  8. "If I was Asian" should be "If I WERE Asian". "Your like an..." should be "YOU'RE like an..." since you are saying "You are" as opposed to indicating a possessive case. Just wanted to help you out on the grammar. There is a difference. "Asian Pride" does not advocate lynching minorities or burning crosses in people's front yards. Asian Pride does not advocate flying a Confederate flag 100 years after the South lost the Civil War. Asian Pride is cherishing the results of my brothers and sisters' hard work, perseverance, dedication, relentless practice, and personal sacrifice.
  9. Well, that is an excellent question that deserves an equally excellent answer. I'll do my best to explain this as professionally as possible. I started this post as a tribute to my fellow Asian brothers and sisters' success on the professional golf tours. The intent was not one of racism, but of simple pride of heritage. However, some posters (or posts) truly believed that my post was one of racist thought and tone. As a minority who was born in this country, worked hard to get where I am in this country, and will most likely die in this country, I am proud to be an American. However, as a minority, I have seen, witnessed, and personally been subjected to racist actions ranging from as subtle as a glance to as direct as a physically assault. I am proud of my Asian heritage and how it has defined me. I am proud of the achievements of my fellow Asian brothers and sisters (professionally and personally). That is why people like me care enough to write a post that demonstrates my pride and exalts the achievements of my fellow Asians. Perhaps if I grew up in an Asian country, I too wouldn't care about or say things like I did in my post. Once person's pride in heritage could be misconstrued as another person's racism. In my opinion, I think some of the responses may have been the result of all the affirmative action that goes on in the US. There may be a simmering resentment in response to the underlying tension that has grown out of the situation. For the record, I don't believe in affirmative action. I do believe the most qualified person should get the job or promotion. I sincerely sympathize with all the non-minorities who where adversely affected by a well-intentioned idea that was poorly implemented. Until the racial tension subsides, a person's pride in his heritage will most likely still be identified as being racist. Learning to see things from the other sides point of view is the best way to remedy this situation. Hope this answers your excellent question about my post.
  10. Trust me, that list will get longer as time goes on. That list will replace the Smiths, Johnsons, Walters, etc. Why? A reporter at a LPGA event several months ago observed that there were Asian LPGA golfers on the putting green and driving range until the course had to shut off the lights. However, not a single non-Asian LPGA pro was anywhere to be found. Non-Asian LPGA pros may have the modeling contracts and fun lifestyles, but the Asian LPGA pros have the heart, dedication, and drive to do what it takes to WIN. And they are....
  11. 2 points: First: Tiger IS Asian. Everyone knows he readily identifies with his Thai heritage more than any other race (yes, he is an American, but he counts himself as an Asian). Second: Look at the top 10; 6 of them are Asian. That is a dominating performance. Before the year is over, there WILL be more Asians in the top 10. There is only ONE american in the Top 10. She has had her chances but keeps falling by the wayside (ex. US Open a couple of weeks ago).
  12. +1. Agreed, my friend. Like I said earlier, some posters in this thread simply just don't get it....
  13. What you thought was a "hint of racism" in my first post was really a strong sense of pride of my fellow Asians and their accomplishments. While I don't think you meant anything by your comments, I do believe there are many whites in this country who mistake a minorities' pride in his culture as "being racist". Maybe it's the by-product of all the affirmative-action going on in the US. I don't know. I do know that I am proud of my Asian heritage and the accomplishments of my fellow Asians on the pro golf tours (except for the Champions Tour, but wait til Tiger gets older). Anyone who thinks that's racist is sorely misguided....Some posters in this thread just don't get it....
  14. Dude, where's your sense of Asian pride? You can be born in America, an American by law, but still stand up and be proud of your Asian heritage (and the impending Asian dominance on the LPGA and PGA tours).....
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