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Parents Ever Used the "Back then we..." Trick on You?
Posted 2/20/09
"WHEN I WAS A KID I USED TO MAKE MY OWN DAMN SCOOTER!" - Dad
Posted 2/20/09

Dusterbayala wrote:


ZeroxStrife wrote:

Have your parents or anyone ever used the "Back then we..." or "In the <country name>, we..." thing on you???
I'm wondering because I'm Filipino, and I'm not sure if we are the most affected by this thing or not so I'm just stating it out, and when I'm playing video games and they'd say it's dinner time, and I'd say "I just ate" or "I'm not hungry" they'd say something like this:
"Back then, we had to work HARD to grow our own food, we'd raise our chickens and pigs healthily until they were big enough for our entire family, or cook them when they die naturally. Everyday, we'd get the water buffalos out to plow the rice fields so we have enough rice to last. You're very lucky to be able to eat everyday."
Or something like that. And when you are outside playing and they want you to go back in and you want to play oustide still, they'd say:
"Back then, if we stayed this long outside, we'd already be dead. There were so many bad people on the streets back then."
or more popular:
"Back then, we worked every day from the crack of dawn until the sun came down, we were always very tired after the day, just to make a daily living. Our house was just bamboo tied on together, we would always be stung my mosquitoes...."
And so on.

I was just wondering if any of you ever heard this guilt trip from your parents or something.

BTW, I'm an immigrant, that's why I didn't use the, "Back in the <country name>, we..." Technique.

Edit: Please also include an example. I like hearing these funny moments.


well my parents always used the "back when i was a kid, we had to walk to school. uphill both ways, in the blinding snow!"

and then when i ask my grandmother what it was like for my dad to go to school, i discovered that they lived across the street from the school.... >.>


Hahaha. Funny thing is that my house is on top of a small hill and the elementary school is right there across the street.
Posted 2/20/09
yea...& later i'd find out she really didnt none of that stuff >.<
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Posted 2/20/09

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milktea24 wrote:


imanmoh wrote:

OMG this alwaays happens to me.
Mom: Iman get off the computer NOW
me: WAIT!!!!
Mom: *sigh* back in my day i used to stay at home and teach myself math i never even took a break to eat!
me: pshh ya right
Mom: *shuts laptop* THATS IT! no more of ur asian stuff
me: WAHHHH NOOOOO JAEJOOOOONG!!!!!


The Jaejoong part was my fave.


lol thanks hehe i LOVE ur avi by the way.


LOLOL TYYY.
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Posted 2/20/09
Everyday. Oh gadd. If I hear another story about my mother's suffering in the Phils, Ima cut someone. =.=
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I don't consider that as a trick, since I never fell for it.

I'd like them to be more genuine.
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Posted 2/20/09
back then we studied late at night!
back then we didint have shoes for school!
back then we made our own toys!
back then we do what our mother say!
back then we did our own chores!

BULLLSHIT!!
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Posted 2/20/09
Parents suck seriously.
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I hear this quote quite a lot everytime i dont eat my food "Money are not like grass that can be grown anywhere and picked up everywhere, I bought that food with hard work...You'll know when you get a job" <----Same quote I hear 5 times a week
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Posted 2/20/09
Oh then she'll go on forever sayin stuff about what she did in the past...Back then I use to walk 5km a week (I dnt know if my mom is lying) so dnt complain
Posted 2/20/09

milktea24 wrote:


imanmoh wrote:


milktea24 wrote:


imanmoh wrote:

OMG this alwaays happens to me.
Mom: Iman get off the computer NOW
me: WAIT!!!!
Mom: *sigh* back in my day i used to stay at home and teach myself math i never even took a break to eat!
me: pshh ya right
Mom: *shuts laptop* THATS IT! no more of ur asian stuff
me: WAHHHH NOOOOO JAEJOOOOONG!!!!!


The Jaejoong part was my fave.


lol thanks hehe i LOVE ur avi by the way.


LOLOL TYYY.


ur welcome ^^
Posted 2/20/09

ZeroxStrife wrote:

Have your parents or anyone ever used the "Back then we..." or "In the <country name>, we..." thing on you???
I'm wondering because I'm Filipino, and I'm not sure if we are the most affected by this thing or not so I'm just stating it out, and when I'm playing video games and they'd say it's dinner time, and I'd say "I just ate" or "I'm not hungry" they'd say something like this:
"Back then, we had to work HARD to grow our own food, we'd raise our chickens and pigs healthily until they were big enough for our entire family, or cook them when they die naturally. Everyday, we'd get the water buffalos out to plow the rice fields so we have enough rice to last. You're very lucky to be able to eat everyday."
Or something like that. And when you are outside playing and they want you to go back in and you want to play oustide still, they'd say:
"Back then, if we stayed this long outside, we'd already be dead. There were so many bad people on the streets back then."
or more popular:
"Back then, we worked every day from the crack of dawn until the sun came down, we were always very tired after the day, just to make a daily living. Our house was just bamboo tied on together, we would always be stung my mosquitoes...."
And so on.

I was just wondering if any of you ever heard this guilt trip from your parents or something.

BTW, I'm an immigrant, that's why I didn't use the, "Back in the <country name>, we..." Technique.

Edit: Please also include an example. I like hearing these funny moments.


Well, it's not funny at all. Actually it's true! My mom and her family were very poor back then, and they did had to raise their chickens and pigs, and plant the rice, even if it was a very hot and sunny day in summmer, they had to stay working! Climbing the mountains, and then go down again, at the very early morning, to pick up some plants and sell them out. My mom told me she started cooking for lunch when she just had 7! and there was no kitchen! She usually got burnt in her hands...
i'm thankful right now I'm not suffering all they had to.
I clearly remember my mom once told me:
"I remember my sister to be very happy when she got her first sandals -those were cheap though- when she was in 5th grade!"
"Our new year present was just a candy, or an apple, and we were really happy"
I admire my mom's hard work...
Now I think about it, ... i feel a lil bit bad that i sometimes complain about such stupid things... right now i really feel lucky
Posted 2/20/09
all the time.

Once i complained about the christmas lights on the front lawn. And my father replied "Back in Peru we didnt HAVE christmas lights on the lawn cause they would have been stolen in minutes!"

imagine christmas without lights!!!!
That scared me.

my parents music scares me as well.
Posted 2/20/09

ZeroxStrife wrote:


lainey025 wrote:

lol..i guess when ppl grow old ....they just miss how things used to be...

i wonder whats im going to say to my children when i grew old..

what kind of BACK THEN should i say?/

"back then i was a Jdrama Addict"


I'd probably say this:
"Back in my time, cosplaying anywhere will get you pulled over by the cops. You have to go to conventions to legally cosplay, and there were never any conventions at Chicago.


how sad

wats wrong with cosplaying?
Posted 2/20/09

evyss wrote:


ZeroxStrife wrote:

Have your parents or anyone ever used the "Back then we..." or "In the <country name>, we..." thing on you???
I'm wondering because I'm Filipino, and I'm not sure if we are the most affected by this thing or not so I'm just stating it out, and when I'm playing video games and they'd say it's dinner time, and I'd say "I just ate" or "I'm not hungry" they'd say something like this:
"Back then, we had to work HARD to grow our own food, we'd raise our chickens and pigs healthily until they were big enough for our entire family, or cook them when they die naturally. Everyday, we'd get the water buffalos out to plow the rice fields so we have enough rice to last. You're very lucky to be able to eat everyday."
Or something like that. And when you are outside playing and they want you to go back in and you want to play oustide still, they'd say:
"Back then, if we stayed this long outside, we'd already be dead. There were so many bad people on the streets back then."
or more popular:
"Back then, we worked every day from the crack of dawn until the sun came down, we were always very tired after the day, just to make a daily living. Our house was just bamboo tied on together, we would always be stung my mosquitoes...."
And so on.

I was just wondering if any of you ever heard this guilt trip from your parents or something.

BTW, I'm an immigrant, that's why I didn't use the, "Back in the <country name>, we..." Technique.

Edit: Please also include an example. I like hearing these funny moments.


Well, it's not funny at all. Actually it's true! My mom and her family were very poor back then, and they did had to raise their chickens and pigs, and plant the rice, even if it was a very hot and sunny day in summmer, they had to stay working! Climbing the mountains, and then go down again, at the very early morning, to pick up some plants and sell them out. My mom told me she started cooking for lunch when she just had 7! and there was no kitchen! She usually got burnt in her hands...
i'm thankful right now I'm not suffering all they had to.
I clearly remember my mom once told me:
"I remember my sister to be very happy when she got her first sandals -those were cheap though- when she was in 5th grade!"
"Our new year present was just a candy, or an apple, and we were really happy"
I admire my mom's hard work...
Now I think about it, ... i feel a lil bit bad that i sometimes complain about such stupid things... right now i really feel lucky :D


I wasn't saying it was a lie, it's just most people over exagerate it. And they always use it to make us do something we don't want to, it gets repetetive.
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