I’ve been doing standup for years and there are definitely some patterns I’ve noticed with talking about race to Australian audiences.
Everything is on the table during our catch ups: Who is having sex whilst working from home? How is everyone coping with their kids? Who might be losing their job?
I’ve realised our working styles are very different. I’ve got quite “big open office plan energy”. My partner? Not so much.
Remember, Shakepeare wrote King Lear in isolation during the plague.
The lack of Asians around our family didn’t stop Mum and Dad hosting their own traditional Chinese New Year’s celebrations year after year.
Thanks to the bushfires, waking up in Sydney has been reminiscent of my time in Ulaanbaatar.