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PATRIOT SURVEY SAYS!

 
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
— Nelson Mandela
PATRIOT: One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests.
— Merriam-Webster
 

The origins of the Multinational Patriot Flag & Blog series began many years ago, as I observed my father with a conflicted sense of "patriotism." I worked through attempts at honoring all facets of my heritage, but as an adult, I was struck by how the "American" flag was predominately used by people with a very narrow view of patriotism. (Read more here.) With this platform, we aim to reimagine "patriot" one multinational story and two flags at a time by honoring both our personal and ancestral heritage. 

Share your Multinational Patriot story with us by completing our questionnaire, "PATRIOT SURVEY SAYS!!!" You may complete the survey below via our online form or by emailing your answers to us at connect(at)carbon-fibre.me. 

If you are short on time but would still like to participate, email us a picture that captures the merging (or clashing) of your cultures with a descriptive caption and we will include it in our blog series. Please note that by participating in our survey and blog series, you are accepting our terms and conditions

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to your responses!

~ Onjena Yo

#MultinationalPATRIOT #HonorBOTH #OurPatriotism


PATRIOT SURVEY SAYS!!!

Please note that your answers will not be saved until you submit the form. Not all questions are required. A text format of the questions are provided below for your convenience. 

A. NAME(s)/MEANING:
B. WHAT DOES YOUR NAME AUTOCORRECT TO?
C. NICKNAME(s)/BACKSTORY:
D. SUPERHERO NAME/BACKSTORY:
A. DISH(ES):
B. PHRASE(S)/SLANG (You can provide both original and English translation):
C. QUOTE(S) (You can provide both original and English translation):
D. WORD(S) THAT CANNOT BE TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH:
E. SONG(S)/ARTIST(S):
F. BOOK(S)/AUTHOR(S):
A. USA:
B. YOUR "OTHER" COUNTRY:
C. YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES:
D. HOME:
A. NATIONAL MOTTO: In God We Trust
B. NATIONAL BIRD: Bald Eagle
C. NATIONAL ANTHEM: Star Spangled Banner

PATRIOT SURVEY SAYS!!!

Survey questions are provided in text format below so you may answer at your leisure. Please email your response to us at connect(at)carbon-fibre.me

I. What's in your name?

A. First and/or Family Name/Meaning:

B. What does your name autocorrect to?

C. Nickname/Backstory:

D. Superhero Name/Backstory:

II. Country(ies) of Origin/Residence:

III. States/Regions Lived/Visited in the United States:

IV. Language(s) Spoken:

V. Favorites:

A. Dish(es):

B. Phrase(s)/Slang (You can provide both original and English translations):

C. Quote(s):

D. Word(s) that cannot be translated to English:

E. Favorite Song(s)/Artist(s):

F. Favorite Book(s)/Author(s):

VI. Three words to describe each of the following:

A. USA:

B. Your "other" country:

C. Your experience in the United States:   

D. Home:

VII. Which nationalities/cultures do you represent?

VIII. Where do people assume/guess you are from?

IX. What is the most "creative" way (positive or negative) someone has expressed themselves to you with regard to your nationalities/cultures?

X. What are the biggest differences between your nationalities/cultures?

XI. What are the biggest similarities between your nationalities/cultures?

XII. Share your experience/observations returning to your country after living in the U.S.:

XIII. Share your experience/observations returning to the U.S. after travelling/living abroad:

XIV. Share your experience/observations travelling to different regions within the USA:

XV. Share some accurate/inaccurate and lesser known stereotypes of "Americans" and your "other" nationalities/culture(s):

XVI. How do you define patriot/patriotism?

XVII. What does it mean to be an “American” to you? Did you have a moment when you realized you were or weren't "American"? Did you have a parallel moment in your "other" country? Please share:

XVIII. How would elders in your "other" country define an “American”?

XIX. How would the youth in your "other" country define an “American”?

XX. What “American” qualities/traits do you most admire?

XXI. What “American” qualities/traits do you least admire?

XXII. What makes a country exceptional?

XXIII. What is the "American Dream" to you? How has it changed? What should it be?

XXIV. When you watch international competitions like the Olympics or the World Cup, who do you root for?

XXV. In which countries have you visited a McDonalds or Starbucks (or other popular U.S. chain)? Any interesting observations?

XXVI. Favorite country/place you have visited or lived or want to visit/live? And why?

XXVII. Share a significant memory(ies) involving one/all of your nationalities/cultures.

XXVIII. How has living in the United States impacted/influenced you?

XXIX. What does "assimilation" mean to you? What does "passing" mean to you?

XXX. If the United States was "reborn" today, how would you change the following:

A. National Motto ["In God We Trust"]:

B. National Bird ["Bald Eagle"]:

C. National Anthem ["Star Spangled Banner"]:

BONUS: Which would you rather have named after you... a mountain or a theory? Why?


MULTINATIONAL PATRIOT: Korean Diaspora Flags by Onjena Yo

KOREAN DESIGNS BY ONJENA YO

KOREAN DESIGNS BY ONJENA YO

The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don't know... 

I was informed by family members that the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is no bigger than the state of Ohio with a population of 50 million (Having grown up in Ohio, I knew first hand how small this was). It wasn't that long ago that Korea could barely feed their citizens just after the Korean War of the 1950's. Now, they are the 13th largest economy in the world. And their cultural output... K-Pop, Korean dramas, movies (um, Joon-ho Bong, yes, please)... I am just at the beginning of my binge...  

WE ARE KOREA MULTINATIONAL PATRIOT FLAG COLLECTIVE 1.0

WE ARE KOREA MULTINATIONAL PATRIOT FLAG COLLECTIVE 1.0

A recent conversation with a new friend prompted me to research the Korean diaspora. According to Wikipedia, there are over 7 million Koreans, give or take, living abroad. Here are the Top 10: 

  1. China (2.54 Million)

  2. United States (2.09 Million)

  3. Japan (893,000)

  4. Canada (206,000)

  5. Russia (176,000)

  6. Uzbekistan (174,000)

  7. Australia (157,000)

  8. Kazakhstan (105,000)

  9. Philippines (88,000)

  10. Vietnam (86,000)

50,000 Koreans were living in Mexico and Brazil. The United Kingdom was 13th (45,000) which surprised me. And Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in the Top 10? Who knew?

I had to look up "Korean Diaspora Africa" to find the numbers for African countries: 

  1. South Africa (4,000)

  2. Libya (< 1000)

  3. Nigeria (< 800)

  4. Kenya (< 800)

  5. Egypt (< 700)

It seems I may know more about North Korea than South because of the news... I have much to learn and thanks to organizations such as the Orange County Korean American Cultural Exchange (OCKACE), I've already begun the process with some new friends. 

We designed our Korean-American flag many years ago and, based on direct feedback, it appears to have resonated with Koreans in the United States. It's been a long time coming, but we've now expanded our designs to reflect the Korean diaspora for the other 5 million Koreans living outside the U.S. & Korea.

Always lovely to hear from you. Connect with us at @MultiPATRIOT

Thanks for reading. 

~ Onjena Yo

#MultinationalPatriot #HonorBoth #OurPatriotism #OurGateways

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Lions and Dragons and Bears, Oh My!

Some of my favorite flags are the ones featuring animals! Here are just a few: 

Tibet

Albania

Mayotte

Wales

Sri Lanka

Bhutan

California

Ok. Those are seahorses on Mayotte's flag but, in fairness, they do resemble dragons...

And let's not forget our feathered friends...

Kazahkstan

Montenegro

Mexico

Zambia

Kiribati

Papau New Guinea

Uganda

Dominica

American Samoa

Egypt

Zimbabwe

Ecuador

Do you have a favorite animal flag? Tweet us @carbonfibreme!

~ Onjena Yo