These sneaky orientals have among us for as long we have been in Australia. In my case, they were probably in Australia before my family was. All those before 1970 snuck in and kept their heads down and we did not notice them. Well, maybe a few stuck their heads up, but they were quickly put down.
After 1970, these Asian people flooded our country, made us drink fish sauce neat and tried to force us to replace our spuds with rice. Fortunately a mutual starch agreement was reached.
So how many years is it since these not the ones who slip under your radar Asian people appeared? Nigh on forty years since the first Vietnamese arrived Have I been so tuned out from commercial tv that I have not noticed or has it just happened in the last year? Are television commercials presenting people of Asian heritage as normal people in no particular context but just as part life?
Lordy, before you know it Australian tv commercials will be replacing black Americans with Aborigines. Just can't have that at all.
My mother is of a certain age and upbringing. She will bang on about 'foreigners' if you give her the chance. That is except for her Filipina bride and now widow type next door neighbour who is Emmy, only fifteen years Mother's junior. Mother complains that Emmy talks too much and gives her a headache, rather like Mother complains about everyone. Each night before sleeping Mother peaks out at Emmy's house to make sure there is light on and Emmy is at home, just in case Mother feels she may need some help from someone she trusts.
If you don't quite get what I am saying, Asian heritage people have always being among us but now the mighty advertising dollar has spoken. They are officially part of the Australian norm. So speaketh the ad agencies.