When “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom” first came out, many Asian Americans immediately resonated with the story — especially being forced to learn the piano or violin.
近期，一位亞裔電影製作人Nancy Wang Yuen（南西）再次開啟話題，於推特上籲所有小時候被逼彈鋼琴的孩子發聲。
On that note, a recent tweet by Asian American film producer, Nancy Wang Yuen, began circulating online as she called on all “Asian Americans who grew up playing the piano.”
Calling all Asian Americans who grew up playing piano! I actually enjoyed it even though I’m not adept at it. But I credit my good posture to a piano teacher I had in Taiwan who always made me sit up straight. 😅
Let’s see your childhood recital pics! pic.twitter.com/THZAUrEjMG
— Nancy Wang Yuen 🎃👻 (@nancywyuen) October 26, 2020
Yuen revealed that she “actually enjoyed it even though [she’s] not adept at it,” but remembered to credit her “good posture to a piano teacher she had in Taiwan who always made [her] sit up straight.”
Yuen then called on her followers to share their own childhood recital pics, receiving numerous replies.
One follower responded with their photo jokingly pointing out the intensity behind her eyes as she got ready to perform, eliciting a response from Yuen who complimented that she was “wiping out the competition with one look”.
The intensity. pic.twitter.com/6KQat2D7FD
— Melanie Maras (@TroubleJones) October 26, 2020
Others quickly shared their own experience and photos, with one commenting, feeling overwhelmed with so many “recitals and competition” when they were younger.
Another social media user also declared that once his kids showed him that they could read music, he would let them quit.
Even though most claimed that they hated practicing the instrument and ultimately gave up, many also admitted that looking back, they were grateful for the opportunity.