One Chinese Mother Wishes She Had Been a Tiger Momcarolyncastiglia
My friend Becky Yamamoto is a brilliant comedian and actress who gained a rave review in The New York Times while playing “Korean-American” in Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven. Yamamoto has been keeping a hilarious hidden gem of a video blog called Chinese Food Forever, and her most recent post skewers the Tiger Mom controversy.
Yamamoto writes, as her mother:
Becky! You won’t believe this, I am right! I tell you. The Wall St. Journal say that Chinese mom is the best! See! I tell you all along but you never believe me. And now a very respected journal tell the world the truth, Chinese mom is the best! This lady Amy tell you the truth! You should listen to me. If you practice piano like I tell you, maybe you would be playing piano at Carnegie Hall.
Watch Yamamoto’s biting impression of her mother’s failed attempts at being a Tiger after the jump.