Filed under: Photos, The Isms | Tags: american war, boat people, cam huong, Clarita Leelin Go, colonialism, goldilocks, hoa, Milagros Leelin Yee, vietnam, vietnam war, vietnamese sandwich
Goldilocks makes bottled water now?!
Interesting fact: Goldilocks, which is probably the largest Filipino Restaurant and Bakery chain the world, was started by two Chinese women: Milagros Leelin Yee and Clarita Leelin Go. Ok, they’re Chinese-Filipino, BUT, judging from their last names, they married two Chinese men! So, let me get this straight: two Chinese Filipino women come together to form what becomes the most recognizable brand in Filipino dining, and then use a PALE BLOND WHITE GIRL as the logo?!
Talk about some complex colonial* shit right there…
P.S. – Their tofu porridge is delicious, btw…it comes with pork. ZING!
* – The Chinese have a historical pattern of economic colonialism in many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific Islands. You’ll find that they occupy a bourgeois-business class in many of these countries. After the French/American War in Vietnam (what imperialists call the Vietnam War), the Viet Hoa, or Chinese Vietnamese, were hit hardest with the new Communist economic reforms. This resulted in a mass exodus, which history calls the flight of the “boat people.” That’s why when you go to get your pork combo Vietnamese sandwich at Cam Huong in downtown Oakland, you’ll hear those amazing 5 ladies behind the counter taking orders in Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
5 yard penalty for my people and our capitalistically colonialistic tendacies…
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