I didn't expect I would be overwhelmed by the movie "Linsanity"
I think it's partly because I got to see my homeland, our people, and our flag showed on a big screen at the other side of the world. It's like Jeremy Lin, as a Taiwanese-American, not only breaks NBA record but also puts my country on the map, so finally more people know there's a small place called Taiwan, without mixing it up with Thailand.
That means a lot to me, much more than I know.
I would never know how deeply I am linked to my country if I didn't leave my island;
I would never know what's it like to see Linsanity from an outsider's perspective.
Thank you for making such a miracle, it's inspiring and thought-provoking.
We Taiwanese have been oppressed politically and coerced economically for so long that we lose our faith and confidence, which makes us desperately need some kind of evidence to value our existence.
(That's why our media exaggerates every celebrity who is related to Taiwan, and why our society spent so many effort arguing whether he's a Taiwanese, Chinese, or American)
It's pretty silly and pathetic, isn't it?
No place is perfect, but where you're from shapes your identity, and makes you who you are. It's part of me, no matter good or bad.
I have a dream that one day, we won't need any "proud of Taiwan" to prove that we are good enough and important enough to deserve others' respect.
I have a dream that one day, we won't care too much about how others define/categorize us, and we won't rely on others' respect to build our self-esteem.
One day, at last, we can be free to express ourselves without fear.