My dad and I when I was about 5-6, in Malaysia.
He, Mum, and my older sister migrated from Bangladesh to Malaysia in 1974 as part of a group of engineers and doctors specially invited by the Malaysian Government. He was only meant to be in Malaysia a couple of years, but then got offered a job with the property development arm of the Johor State economic corporation and worked his way up to the top. It wasn’t easy - a lot of people resented a Bangladeshi being the boss of locals - but he was really good at being a leader.
He’s now retired (took him long enough) and his hobbies include SPAAAAAACE, travel, coming up with business ideas and trying to rope me into them, and getting new tech only to hand them down to me or Mum because he doesn’t understand them. haha.
I am very much like my dad in may ways. When I’m in drag I look just like him!! We’re both headstrong and stubborn; I’m the only person he kind of fears, apparently, mostly because I out-boss him ;)
I was watching the movie Oscar and omg my dad is exactly like Snaps, sometimes I wonder if he is secretly a Mafia member!!
exrotica (source!), you’ve got that look of a daughter so. frickin. pumped to be taking a picture with their Rad Brown Dad. I could make a whole subset of vintage photos dedicated to just that. 

My dad and I when I was about 5-6, in Malaysia.

He, Mum, and my older sister migrated from Bangladesh to Malaysia in 1974 as part of a group of engineers and doctors specially invited by the Malaysian Government. He was only meant to be in Malaysia a couple of years, but then got offered a job with the property development arm of the Johor State economic corporation and worked his way up to the top. It wasn’t easy - a lot of people resented a Bangladeshi being the boss of locals - but he was really good at being a leader.

He’s now retired (took him long enough) and his hobbies include SPAAAAAACE, travel, coming up with business ideas and trying to rope me into them, and getting new tech only to hand them down to me or Mum because he doesn’t understand them. haha.

I am very much like my dad in may ways. When I’m in drag I look just like him!! We’re both headstrong and stubborn; I’m the only person he kind of fears, apparently, mostly because I out-boss him ;)

I was watching the movie Oscar and omg my dad is exactly like Snaps, sometimes I wonder if he is secretly a Mafia member!!

exrotica (source!), you’ve got that look of a daughter so. frickin. pumped to be taking a picture with their Rad Brown Dad. I could make a whole subset of vintage photos dedicated to just that. 

Uncle Zakir is so clutch in these photos. I love the devilish look on his face while he’s feedin’ the dude with the glasses n’ stache.

Uncle Zakir is so clutch in these photos. I love the devilish look on his face while he’s feedin’ the dude with the glasses n’ stache.

I was born when my father was in his mid-thirties. He dresses in blacks, olives and khakis and shudders at the prospect of wearing anything tight, colorful or patterned.

Apparently though, when he was in his 20s he had a penchant for flasy patterns. I inherited a kurta of his from his 20s which was much like the jacket you see here: a thick patterned black-and-white fabric (windowpane check rather than the houndstooth here). Apparently, the jacket above was considered so slick that his friends used to ask to borrow it for a couple of days when they wanted to ya know, feel themselves.

I was born when my father was in his mid-thirties. He dresses in blacks, olives and khakis and shudders at the prospect of wearing anything tight, colorful or patterned.

Apparently though, when he was in his 20s he had a penchant for flasy patterns. I inherited a kurta of his from his 20s which was much like the jacket you see here: a thick patterned black-and-white fabric (windowpane check rather than the houndstooth here). Apparently, the jacket above was considered so slick that his friends used to ask to borrow it for a couple of days when they wanted to ya know, feel themselves.

I’m going to start a new Rad Brown Dads segment where I review movies with my dad. I’ll write like 6 paragraphs criticizing the race-politics of the movie and Abu’s will always just be “what the heck did I just watch?”

My late-mother told me a couple of things about my nana, that he was stylish, immaculate, that his eyes twinkled when he smiled.

She didn’t tell me he relaxed by smoked a pipe in suede shoes and a short-sherwani.

My late-mother told me a couple of things about my nana, that he was stylish, immaculate, that his eyes twinkled when he smiled.

She didn’t tell me he relaxed by smoked a pipe in suede shoes and a short-sherwani.

allasianflavours:

A disciple in Mian Mir shrine, Lahore by Mobeen_Ansari

Today’s post comes from Maryam: In the photo above, her father Ali and below, uncle Gholam

They lived in Illinois in the late 70s, coming from Abadan, Iran. Ali came to the states with his brothers and about 10 male and female cousins to go to college. It was popular in the 1970s for young Iranians to go to college in America because of scholarships awarded by the Shah of Iran.

historicaltimes:

Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn’t mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, 1941.

historicaltimes:

Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn’t mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, 1941.

(via jji-gae)

THOR IS A WOMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA IS BLACK, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

DONT FORGET WE HAVE A PAKISTANI MS. MARVEL

(Source: horchatita, via zarabithia)

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