Ghetto:The ones that try to wear the baggiest jeans,get into the biggest gang,broken English,and tries to fight everyone.
Korean:Clearly the ones who try to dress up,and attempts to dance like Koreans.Hair usually dyed and spiked to the maximum.
Obsessed:Usually the one who tries to get with all the guys and gets overly obsessive.Gets very obsessive towards their partners within a week.Thinks about having kids and family way to early.
Powderface:This category fits majority of Hmong girls,at least 95% of the teenage population start using makeup everyday the second Middle school starts.The possibility of finding a Hmong girl without make up on is as high as the percentage of winning the lottery.
Intelligent:Intelligent Hmong girls are the ones who uses or rarely uses makeup,stays in school and has no worries about their love lives much.The ones who are social within and outside of their ethnic groups.
Tradition:Hmong tradition is to have as many kids,preferably boys,in the family.Girls are usually sold to the husband,no matter the ethnicity,if he is willing to marry her.Ranging from 3,000 USD to 13,000 USD depending on her education.Ex.Hmong girls without a HS Diploma would go for 3,000,Associates degree 5,000 and so on.
Hmong Girl: I love you too, you should finally meet my parents.
Hmong Girl: Okay dinner with my family at 6 p.m.
Hmong Girl's Parents: I see yous da won my daughter?
Boy: Yes sir, I love your daughter very much.
Hmong Girl's Parents: How much da moneys yous has?
Boy: Wait what? 27 dollars.
Hmong Girl's Parents: Das da so much money, you marry mie daughter rie nao.
Hmong teenagers these days can't cope with their roots and try to be different. They try to look Korean or Japanese or ghetto. The Korean/Japanese guy look-a-likes grow their hair long and dye their hair orange or some other blonde-ish hair color. They dress in tight preppy clothing that they try to make "Korean". Some of them cannot pull off the dyed hair thing because it makes them look stupid or ugly and they try to look like their friends they blend in with. The girls leave their hair usually dark but kinda short; atleast up to their shoulders. They like to wear cute looking clothes (I guess). The ghettos like to leave their bangs long and have buzz cuts anywhere else. They are quite cocky and have skanky Hmong girls around them because they think they're cool. They like to wear baggy clothing and sometimes hats. They are not very social people outside of their Hmong social group.
Fobs are different. They are usually nice and respectful, but not always very social with other Hmongs outside the family. Their parents want their daughters to get married at young ages (16-18) and are usually strict. Most fobby girls only tie their long hair back, wear no make-up, have earrings, and outdated clothing. Boys in this group dress like the modern Hmongs of Laos with their loose comb-overs, short pants, and sandals.
White-washed Hmongs also exist too. They blend in wtih the Korean/Japanese group except they also listen to American music artists and not just Korean pop stars. The guys sometimes have shorter hair and American styles.
Hmongs have many wierd folk-beliefs about ghosts and demons. They are actually pretty scary. Hmongs that are christian no longer care for the superstitions and shamanism. Most of the elderly still believe in this stuff. They hang ceremonial papers on their door ways to protect themselves from demons and evil magic. The papers usually look like a painting by the artist Klimt with their gold dashes and red shapes. They also have speacialty money for the spirits that they burn as offerings. These are used also at funerals for the deceased. They believe that if you don't take the dead body out of the house the right way and you don't give it any spirit cash, IT WILL STAY IN YOUR HOUSE AS A GHOST YOU MIGHT SEE UNTIL YOU GIVE IT MONEY FOR THE AFTER-LIFE!!!!! This is what the non-christian Hmongs belive okay, so don't freak out if you don't understand.
They make many fobby movies. They even made a Hmong 40-year-old Virgin! Most movies have cheap sound effects and such. The costumes are just traditional Hmong clothes. They are usually based off of old forgotten Hmong fairy tales and myths.
The elderly find it hard to grasp a new culture, so they stay traditional and cautious. The young are totally differnt: some are not hard-working, they like to wear lots of Hollister and Abercrombie when they don't have a job, and they....(see paragraph about Hmong teens).
They really are nice people once you finally get to know and understand their culture.
Not all Hmong people are short, speak broken-English, spike up their hair, gel their bangs, dye their hair blonde and drive weird cars.