There is nothing more annoying than watching spectacled ABCD kids on TV and you-tube indulging in spelling words or naming capitals of countries. Will I ever get to hear of a kid who actually gets to be in a sports team? Will 2nd-gen desi ever become popular in baseball, basket ball, or football? Maybe I missed it. But is there anybody in this category at all? The farthest people have gone is put the kid in some soccer class (that is offered as a package set with a piano class). That too after 8th grade all forms of physical activity vanish. I can't imagine why a desi parent would be proud of saying that their kid won a teen science award or a spelling-bee thing. Evalavu naalaikku da ithaye pannuvenga?
And - Whats with ABCD kids and spectacles. Every time some one mentions a 2nd-gen kid, the image that pops in my head is spectacles, dental braces and playing playstation/x-box. Gives one an impression that spectacles are an Indian tradition. In all my years of living in the US - I haven't seen an ABCD kid w/o glasses or dental braces.
Niruthanum. Ellathaiyum Niruthanum.