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I dont know which country to support Arabia or Mexico A friend from an old school said this The reason he gave was because he was half Arabian and half Mexican in other words he was a third culture kid A third culture kid is a person that has lived in more than one country or a mixed person that has parents that are from different country In addition a third culture kid has experienced other countries culture more than a bicultural kid has In the novel Children of the River by Linda Crew the movie Bend it like Beckham the speaker Dave Pollock and from my own experience has some examples and reasons of disadvantages and advantages of being a third culture kid Marriage is one of the disadvantages of being a third culture kid In the novel Children of the River Sundara wasnt allowed to hang out with Jonathan an American She could only marry a Cambodian boy which was chosen by her parents who they wanted to be the Fianc Soka her grandmother had already chosen a fianc for Sundara which means that she couldnt hang out with anyone else especially a white guy This is a disadvantage because Sundara couldnt choose whom she wanted to marry If a person that marries someone that he or she doesnt love both of them wouldnt have a good life Another example that tells a disadvantage in marriage being a third culture kid is David Pollock Pollock said that marring a foreigner is disgrace to the family He said that it would be like breaking the family tree The tree were all family are the same country A family that is all Korean but the son marries a foreign person would be breaking the tree The movie Bend it like Beckham also had a disadvantage of marriage Jesse wanted to marry an English boy but if her parents knew that she was hanging out
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