FADE IN:

INT. NON-DISCRIPT, WHITE-DOMINATED SOCIAL CIRCLE – DAY

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

Where are you from?

JOSHUA braces himself for the familiar conversation; JOSHUA is fro

m British Columbia.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

No, no, where are you ACTUALLY from?

JOSHUA explains that he was born in Canada, but his parents

are from Korea.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

Oh, you’re Korean?! Wow, I would’ve never guessed!! Usually I’m really good at guessing what kind of Asian Asians are.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE has been alright so far, but this is a bit troublesome.

JOSHUA kindly laughs it off, no one is perfect.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

Totally thought you were Chinese! Haha!

NEW ACQUAINTANCE dissolves into awkward eye contact.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

So like… What do you think of North Korea? Wait, you’re from the South right?

JOSHUA give an answer that’s curt but appropriate, letting NEW ACQUAINTANCE know that no, we are not all North Koreans.

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

Oh cool, cool… Dude, you’re so lucky, you must have Korean BBQ ALL THE TIME. Man, it’s sooo good!!

NEW ACQUAINTANCE

I don’t know about Kimchi, though…

JOSHUA agrees of course, but lets NEW ACQUAINTANCE know that Korean cuisine has much more to offer than just sizzling meat on a hot pan.

JOSHUA waits for inquiries about dog meat to come up, but until then he smiles.

BLACK OUT.