My Asian-American Identity Crisis

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Shino
Shino

Am i the only one what accualy wishes to have an asian frend but i live in a white only country :/

Vor 8 Minuten
ColeOfCentauri
ColeOfCentauri

Hey, I’m just like you, except that I am Puerto Rican instead of Korean. I also speak English without an accent because I only spoke English at home. In my case, my parents decided that we should speak English at home even in Puerto Rico because we were already planning to move to the United States when I was still a toddler. As a result, I speak English as a first language with a Midwestern accent, and I speak Spanish as my second language, which I had to learn as a teenager in the US, with an accent that mixes Mexican and Puerto Rican.

Vor 10 Minuten
kikkinn
kikkinn

yo i’m asian american

Vor 26 Minuten
Vanessa Powell
Vanessa Powell

Emily are you going to make a video about the Yuri!!! On ice movie?

Vor 40 Minuten
Angee Ye He
Angee Ye He

GURL, SAME! THANK GOD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!! (For me is chinesse)

Vor 42 Minuten
infires man
infires man

as sum1 who's russian, i relate to almost everything in this video. it's sad.

Vor 44 Minuten
TinyÄnniË HW
TinyÄnniË HW

Im having this same problem with my Portuguese.....because of the language barrier im unable to speak to my half-siblings

Vor 52 Minuten
Lily
Lily

lives in the United States people: What's with that Chinese accent goes to china and speak Chinese(native language) people: What's with that Japanese accent Me: So I guess I'll just study Japanese now bye-bye.

Vor 55 Minuten
Itz yo gurl Adri
Itz yo gurl Adri

Whenever I visit family members they always make fun of the fact that I've forgotten my Spanish. Which kinda ticks me off since learning 3 languages is hard! I'm fluent in all three of them, although I sometimes forget slang terms or technical vocabulary. Which growing up also made me want to "hide my ethnicity"... Also I hate it when people think that I'm Mexican simply because if the fact I speak Spanish. There's a whole South America people!

Vor 59 Minuten
Nathan Reitz
Nathan Reitz

Thank you for posting this video, I've felt this way too. This video really spoke to me. I am half Thai and Thai was my first language even, but growing up in a small U.S town with very little cultural diversity made it so that I kept refusing to use Thai when all my friends, teachers, and everyone used English. I ended up worse and losing my ability to speak it at all because at least you seemed to get more exposure to it (more relatives and parents using it with you). On a trip to Thailand for the first time, it made me realize just how large the language barrier was. Luckily, my Thai family is very laid back and super friendly, so managed to break it down with lots of great food and booze, but it did make me regret losing my ability to speak Thai. I may be too old now to easily learn a language, but I really want to try and relearn Thai. I certainly kept my love of Thai food though! That's a great connection! Thank you for a wonderful video.

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Jaden Patalinghug
Jaden Patalinghug

I’m Filipino and this is so relatable :,D

Vor Stunde
kikkinn
kikkinn

same! except i’m indian + chinese

Vor 26 Minuten
just_blue
just_blue

It’s too relatable I don’t forget any language I like but it really makes me forget ;-;

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Paula Ysabelle Cadiz
Paula Ysabelle Cadiz

I just realized that I am that 'pastor's child's' in this video's sense, meaning that I speak the language real well,I'm Catholic,and go to a Catholic school so I'm obviously quite religious, and I sing and play piano.. except I'm Filipino so-

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Snoozey Oreo
Snoozey Oreo

Hey Emily , I know it’s been a long time Sence you did that K pop video but, did you listen to stay gold by BTS yet , I might be annoying, but, IT WAS SO FRIGGEN GOOD !!!!!

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a Bear
a Bear

I am in the same situation as you but chinese. I tried to learn when I was little, my parents sent me to a Cantonese school. One day I tried to talk with my relatives and they couldn't understand me at all.... not because my speaking was bad but because my family spoke a different dialect, and at that point I gave up trying because it felt like all my effort was for nothing... also the language system is terrible... 1000s of unique characters compared to 26 letters in the alphabet

Vor 2 Stunden
James Scalzo
James Scalzo

Loved the video Emi! I'm Italian American with hints of Spanish from my mother that I found out back in my junior year of high school. The only bits of both Italian and Spanish that I do use are the passion phrases that they both have, like Mio Bella in Italian means Mi Hermosa in Spanish and they both mean My beautiful. Although, to be honest, my mother actually had Basque in her, which means I have it. In case you're wondering, The Basque are a "minority" amongst the Spanish population, who reside in the northern half of the Iberrean peninsula (Spain and Portugal); mainly the Bay of Biscay to the Pyrenees mountains, their French cousins have assimilated into French culture whereas the main area in Spain are still fighting for independence. In fact, just a few years ago They voted on attaining their independence in Madrid but the Spanish military forces them to overturn it, as far as I can tell it's mainly because Madrid is in the Southwestern tip of the Old Castillo province and that meant that the Spanish government would most likely have to move house. I know this is a lot for you to read, I just wanted to let you know about it.

Vor 2 Stunden
Sakurajima Mai
Sakurajima Mai

5:12 That's the cycle for Asians trying to speak English...

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vincent vang
vincent vang

I can relate, I’m still 14 and I don’t know how to speak Hmong, my parents language and my grandparents language. I think I don’t have the drive to do it just because even if I did learn how to speak it, I would only use it for my parents or elders... even most of my friends know how to speak it since I was raised in a school surrounded by Hmong.

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Srishti Rakshit
Srishti Rakshit

omg the exact same thing happened to me in my music class too and I reacted the same, looking back now it seems a little childish🤷🏽‍♀️

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Sophx 00
Sophx 00

When I was little I hated being black. I hated my hair I wasn't confortable with it. I remember watching a cartoon and they makes fun of a girl with afro hair she was herself disgusted by her own hair so it makes me feel uncomfortable with my natural hair even more. But at the same time I wanted to know more about the culture of my parents because not be able to speak their language was frustrating. I'm born in France my parents are Congolese and I was the only black girl in elementary school with an other girl. When I visited my cousins they used to say I don't act like a black girl... It of course bother me at first but now I don't blame them, They have grown with the idea of ''talking/acting a certain way is for white people" but now they are more aware Today I'm 17 I'm still not really comfortable with my hair but I'm trying and I'm proud now being black and I know I'm not a failure for not speaking my parents mother-tougue fluently So I want to say thanks for this video I feel less alone and I relate with a lot of what you have said ❤️ Ps: Sorry for the mistake in english ❤️

Vor 2 Stunden
The One And Only
The One And Only

that 'shame' also goes for hispanic Americans

Vor 2 Stunden
JackBoy_Plays
JackBoy_Plays

your voice sounds very very familiar do you work with moonshine animations?

Vor 2 Stunden
School boi Skater,scooter,fingerboarder
School boi Skater,scooter,fingerboarder

For people who think most Asian have an accent…no,no we don’t .like some do ,mostly people who grew up in there country(this also affect the language),but for some Asian(example:me)never have an accent.this can happen to certain people who live different life and have different experience.language on the other hand can vary for people,yes you can learn the language without living or even being there your entire life,but that hard,living with people who speak your national language is “THE” best way to learn and even that can fail sometimes . For people to progress in language is to use them in real life,like that phrase which I don’t know but it say “experience is a far better teacher”.this could change for people who live a certain area in that are their nationality but in a different country.so there language be fine but accent is no where to be heard.or you be like me and speak the language and also live in the country for over a decade and never having and accent,and than being a disappointment to your parents because your language sucks sometimes

Vor 2 Stunden
Wolfie Games
Wolfie Games

I do not have an identity crisis but this is the exact same as how I speak.

Vor 2 Stunden
Ryan Blanche
Ryan Blanche

2:04 That time takes me back........... 7:11 Who's that talking? 11:29 Why are they in Korea now? But as someone who's part Italian and Irish, I myself don't know the languages either. LOL

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FruityBooty
FruityBooty

Time for Duolingo? :D

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Snail Min
Snail Min

I'm also Korean and I moved to America when I was in fifth grade so I understand exactly what you went through

Vor 3 Stunden
Cian Cronin
Cian Cronin

Almost every kid doesn't know how good Japanese music is

Vor 3 Stunden
Cian Cronin
Cian Cronin

Sorry I meant Korean

Vor 3 Stunden
Srihari Kidiyoor
Srihari Kidiyoor

I have an identity crisis regardless of my country of origin.

Vor 3 Stunden
Thot you would Never ask
Thot you would Never ask

I’m very white (blonde, blue eyes, very German looking) but the family I’m most connected to are my middle eastern family for some reason it just feels wrong for me to shop at the Arabic market like I’m too watered down to use use the language ig I can’t really relate to this video but it really comforted me

Vor 4 Stunden
nightcore angel glaxie
nightcore angel glaxie

so im actually half vietnamese and half canadian,( i live in Canada). One day i made myself a vietnamese friend and just because i cant understand or speak the langague he started calling me a non asian or a fake asian and it really hurt me :(. I know i cant talk the langague and ive tried multiple times to learn it but has you said, learning a langague just to feel more (asian or whatever your ethnecity is) its really hard because i have no interest. The worst is that i visited Vietnam once and an old lady asked me something but i couldn't understand, hurt me more... I just dont know if i should considered myself has Vietnamese anymore .

Vor 4 Stunden
Sammy topia
Sammy topia

Please explain why are we the exact type of people and even have the exact personality even I did that as a kid I brought a Korean DVD as music in my class party

Vor 4 Stunden
Sammy topia
Sammy topia

And I can't explain why or how ????

Vor 4 Stunden
AMELIA MASTERS
AMELIA MASTERS

and can u make another pet story

Vor 4 Stunden
PinkBunBun Ella
PinkBunBun Ella

i'm filipino and yes some people do say that i speak english fluently my litle brother is too slang at english xD

Vor 4 Stunden
Tyce Xiong
Tyce Xiong

Thank you, this has helped me realise that i should try to learn the language my family speaks. This was a very helpful video. ):)

Vor 4 Stunden
Purge Wolf
Purge Wolf

My mom is Filipino but she never taught me a lot so I ownly know a few words

Vor 4 Stunden
Sassy Woofie
Sassy Woofie

3:17 hmm probobly 739363738373773 times.. I know.. not alot..

Vor 4 Stunden
king weeb
king weeb

I wonder how many memes could be made form this video 🤔 Edit : 2:58 this one has potential

Vor 5 Stunden
FruityBooty
FruityBooty

😂

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Skelotron and Zombio The pals
Skelotron and Zombio The pals

Bruh this is exactly me in my Mexican culture Except instead of awkwardly explaining that she can understand it but cant speak it my family straight up call me a disappoint;-; you know how all Mexican parents are

Vor 5 Stunden
angelbeats3333
angelbeats3333

The languages were the biggest fight between my parents (both are Italian). My father wanted us to speak English but my mother wanted us to speak Italian. My mother talked to him in Italian but he only responded in English. It was awful because I wanted to know it from birth but neither of them could agree so we all had to learn in school and I'm bitter about it tbh. Meeting relatives is definitely hard and makes me feel awful. I'm competent but Im not fluent and it sucks 😭. I get how everyone's opinions can kill the motivation and make it feel like you are out of place. I always felt distant from my peers bc home was like little Italy and the outside world was weird. Plus being Mediterranean and having dark skin my classmates kept asking if I was Mexican to which I constantly for ten plus years explained NO before taking a deep breath and calming down. Learning later in life that souther Italians used to be a racial group helped and made this make more sense to me. Digging into and spiraling on why I didn't relate to white people at all caused me to stumble upon a lot of research and I firmly believe the race system shouldn't exist in the first place. Even recently my uncle when applying to a job the interviewer looked at him looked at his name then crossed out 'white' ' and checked 'other' on his application. so we are other now thx America 😂😕🙄 But I digress, I definitely relate to this whole video and it's interesting to hear about it and your experience especially with your moving back to living in Korea and creating that distance.

Vor 5 Stunden
Godzilla3603
Godzilla3603

I have it somewhat similar with me except my Dad is white and my Mom is hispanic. I resented my spanish side for a long time but then accepted it after high school. I never learned Spanish from Mom until I tried learning it a few years ago but haven't been able to be consistent with it. My problem now is that school is too stressful to want to endure anything else that's difficult

Vor 5 Stunden
Jeffyboy_Tv
Jeffyboy_Tv

Americans grow up so soft

Vor 5 Stunden
Lollipop123
Lollipop123

“You aren’t a failure or a race traitor just because you can’t speak your native language” Omg, I needed to hear that, for real. I can’t speak my native language well, because I haven’t been in my country for most of my life, and when I went there, in schools I had to speak it, everyone made fun of me because I couldn’t speak my native language. And in classes, when there was a subject for that language, I had to take the easy classes, and I got really embarrassed for it. I’m happy to hear that someone had kinda the same problem as me.

Vor 5 Stunden
Soraya Qi
Soraya Qi

I had those problems too! My parents are chinease but my brother and me were born in Spain. My culture is a big mix and my chinease is like a elementary kid :"3 , my mother has been teaching us for 3 or 4 years...... still is very difficult

Vor 5 Stunden
ImLoudRawr The silver
ImLoudRawr The silver

1:59 League of legends K/DA: let me introduce myself Also im also korean... and i kinda hate it... oh yeah and my dads a pastor in a korean church. Also im bad a korean

Vor 5 Stunden
Pengloof Pengloof
Pengloof Pengloof

In singapore, we have to learn our mother tongue though we literally don't use it. You know the education system has failed when they made me hate china because of how hard chinese is.

Vor 6 Stunden
meep is cheap
meep is cheap

oh man, i get the old “oh! your Chinese!” no. im NOT Chinese. I’m half Japanese. Like do people just ASSUME that the only country in Asia is China?? also, same. me and my cousin are 1 year apart but uh. i only know a few sentences in Japanese and she only knows a little English.

Vor 6 Stunden
Kook
Kook

People from America seeing my eyes: Are you Chinese? But she has an English accent! She's maybe a transfer student... ME: NO I WAS BORN HERE!!

Vor 6 Stunden
Moray
Moray

My American family and German family are very disconnected so I don’t really feel the same way but the shame still kinda lingers

Vor 6 Stunden
iiNullOkami64
iiNullOkami64

I can barely understand my parents sometimes because they're not that fluent in pure English

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iiNullOkami64
iiNullOkami64

I'm Irish but don't have an Irish accent

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Michy Medina
Michy Medina

When I was I child, I spoke only Spanish until my godmother was harassed by racists for not speaking English. It scared me so much I begged my mother to switch me to English classes. So this whole resentment & crisis thing hit me hard :,). Now my Spanish isn’t great and I still feel guilty about it, but I’m trying to embrace it even if I can’t speak it as well as I used too 💕 (Also also I’m super light skinned so internalized racism took a huge toll on me as well :,))))) )

Vor 6 Stunden
Viola Török
Viola Török

I have a little similar experience, but I am Hungarian-Finnish, born in Hungary. My parents have different nationalities and they taught me both Finnish and Hungarian, but of course, since I lived in Hungary, my Hungarian was a lot better. Luckily, my mom put me into "Finnish school", where I had to go every sunday, and where other Finnish- Hungarian kids learned and spoke only Finnish. That helped my Finnish to be relatively good, and without "Finnish school" I would have ended up being like Emily, not speaking Finnish properly. Needless to say, I did not like "Finnish school", I straight up hated it, but I was forced to go there. We also went to Finland every summer to visit relatives, so my Finnish was not hopeless, but I still wasn't that confident. Until we moved to Finland 3 years ago...that was crazy! My classmates many times didn't understand me, because I spoke too fast, my accent was really strong and I was quiet. And I was behind in mothertongue class as well...I didn't even know what adjectives were, so I had to go to a special class, where a teacher taught me basic first grade things. And for the first few years, I hated being here, because it wasn't my choice. But many things became better, since I moved here (including my English) and I changed a lot as a person too. We recently went to Lapland, and we also discovered other parts of Finland, and maybe that's the start for me to start being proud of my Finnish identity, because the whole spring this year I was at a denial stage, and I missed (still do) Hungary a lot. It's still hard to accept that there's no going back, (we have our reasons for the moving, mainly political, you can do a little research if you want) This comment got a little long, I'm sorry, but I haven't seen too many people relating to identity crisises like mine...so this is my story in a nutshell, thank you for reading this far! (My Hungarian is still a lot more natural by the way, but my Finnish is also good, nobody can tell anymore, that I didn't grow up here....but now I have to train my Hungarian, because I started to hear comments about my accent...and I mainly write in Hungarian when I can, and I read Hungarian books a lot, that helps! Plus I speak Hungarian with my dad and with my sister, even if she seems to speak only English nowadays, which is worrying, she replaces her native languages with English! Her Hungarian is already bad...). It looks like I have a lot ot say about this topic, sorry again!

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AMELIA MASTERS
AMELIA MASTERS

i just found you and i love your vids and u like avatar and Hamilton so do i

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Khoa Tấn Phan
Khoa Tấn Phan

I'm a full Asian boy and actually speak English more than my 1st language. It's so weird that I love a different genre of music than a big group of people listen to Kpop, Jpop, and some rap songs. I love rock, metal, and funk. XDDD

Vor 7 Stunden
Emiko Artz
Emiko Artz

Your story is going just like mines! And I'm Asian too we moved to Canada and I became fluent to English more than my language which is Tagalog, I understood my language but never spoke it.. my parents speak Tagalog back but English for me. They think that if they speak it, I'll learn it! But no ALSO I HATE THE THINGS YOU HATE, but I love visiting Philippines cuz I loveeeeee going to the malls and seeing family members but it's rare for me to start a conversation with them since I'm "ashamed" of speaking in English with them they always say what????? And I hate it. My parents also own a computer shop so I usually spend most of my time there and I hate the food there specially the traditional foods.. yuck. *sorry if this story bores you but just had to spit that out*

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BTS,k-poplifebitch Animegayness
BTS,k-poplifebitch Animegayness

don't feel bad about not musically gifted all I know how to play on the piano is 'the truth untold' im Asian-American too and a lot of the things is this video I can relate I actually lived in a small town in Russia we moved after there my 2nd birthday which was in America where I was born than when I turned 4 we moved back to America my mom doesn't know a word of English so when we go to my school for open house or parent-teacher conferences I have to translate to English for my mom my math teacher in 6th grade was a lot of things two of them being racist and homophobic the reasons my mom moved from Korea to America was becuse she wanted to be with the woman she loved those actions being illegal at the time my mom got happily married to her wife and then there's the racist my math teacher believes that Asians eat dogs so she hates me becuse im Asian and becuse I have two moms i made a comment on how cute dogs were and my teacher had the audacity to say 'yeah but they shouldn't be eaten....of right sorry you probably disagree with that don't you' I wasn't adopted tho my mom still hasn't told me how she got pregnant with me and im not preshering her to but just know that watching this video made me feel a lot better and i happy you did dieside to make this video so thank you

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_Scarlett _
_Scarlett _

This same thing is happening to me right now (I’m a polish-Nigerian mixed girl) I feel so distant to my dads Nigerian side of the family it’s pretty sad

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Queen :P
Queen :P

"wait if your asian how come your english is so good :O" shush just bc im asian doesnt mean i cant speak english or whatever, i believe im from america if i speak so good fluently

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diesel boi
diesel boi

I'm a biracial gal who lives in Australia, I wasn't born here, but I've spent almost my entire life in Sydney. I speak with an Australian accent, English is the only language I know, etc etc bla bla. Anyway, when I was in year 3, for some weird reason everyone thought I was Mexican???? Apparently one day they saw me eat the sorry excuse of a burrito that my dad made me for lunch, and all the others were just like "MeXiCaN." Then they all thought I was Aboriginal because y'know,,,,, tan girl livin' in the upside down lands MUST be Aboriginal lmao.

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panda.andpeach
panda.andpeach

I like this video. I makes me realize how people that were brought in a such young age to America and people that were born in America have the similar struggle. Im Mexican and my little brother is American, we're facing the same struggle of language barrier but we are working on it.

Vor 7 Stunden
Jaeidk ._.
Jaeidk ._.

HA. I live in Malaysia, but I'm Chinese, but I speak English better and I like it more...

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Gunslinger Omega-6
Gunslinger Omega-6

Im Korean too and this video is relatable af. 😔✊

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Rishu Sarkar
Rishu Sarkar

i know 7 fucking LANGUAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND 88%!!!!! BRO in that percentage 2 people can pass easily and actually in my country there is always a competition of staring soo don't lower your eyes

Vor 8 Stunden
pixelocelot8
pixelocelot8

I'm half native american, the only native american I know is hello in cherokee UPDATE: I suck at art and drawing anime

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Animationfreak45
Animationfreak45

Oh my goood, this is so relatable..Like i'm turkish, my parents are, but i'm born in Germany, like my mother and my younger brother. It's not like my parents only teached and spoke German with us, but the Problem is, that both my brother and I, aren't really fluent in turkish, but fluent in German. I mean i still unterstand more than him, but its more the underdtanding, than the real talking that i can do.. And they referred a lot to it, beeing a shame to not even know your mother tongue, fluently. And I don't know..I want to make them proud, but on the other side, i really enjoy beeing good in learning different languages, like German, English..even French to some point. But i really can't pull myself up to the point, where i'm willing to learn turkish.. Oh and i kinda was teased a few times, because you know, Turkey is in Asia too (i know a lot disagree, but only a little piece of it is in Europe and my family comes from the Asia side of it..soo) and i kinda look asian to the most people. I mean, i don't hate my eyes, but they were often associated with me beeing chinese. (like come on, is really every asian looking person Chinese? Like..Its Asia not China..people, they are so much more countries and People gosh..) A few times in my class, but that luckily stopped..but i even was teased in public by completely strangers, when i was having my graduation trip.. Did go like 'ching chang chong' and they were like..yk, making that thingie with their eyes, so they look 'asian' and shit like that ,_, [Btw. firstly i am sorry for the long text..it just, i don't know i had to get rid of that somehow..and secondly, i am really sorry, when my english or the grammar is bad, i'm not a english speaker so..learned it in school so don't judge me that hardly please haha xD]

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William Crawley
William Crawley

My grandparents on my mom's side are from Burmuda. I don't know any Portuguese at all. I think my mom feels the same way you do but maybe a bit worse she is the last of 6 kids and the only one that can't understand Portuguese at all. If it bothers you it's time to make a change. I know it's easier said than done. You shouldn't live your life feeling ashamed of yourself. I've seen a couple of your videos your a wonderful person and as a side note your brothers sound cool. You have 3 options learn Korean, except that it's ok how you are, or continue to feel ashamed. No one can make the choice for you. If you need someone to talk to let me know.

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Zancain
Zancain

At least you didn't go and say "I wish I had white parents!" Edit: yikes

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Bryan Suralta
Bryan Suralta

I want to tell you, (I hope you can read this) that you may not be as talented as your peers but you are so good at drawing. 😊 And your voice is so beautiful! 😊 Keep it up. 😊 I somehow relate to this story. I live in the Philippines, my grandfather is Chinese and I feel so out of place whenever there are family gatherings and they start speaking Chinese (even my cousins speak Chinese), I don't know anything aside from numbers (because my mother taught me the Chinese multiplication table instead of the English). I'm usually the one left out, also being an introvert makes it worse. 😪

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Cubing Snail
Cubing Snail

I'm a Korean and I don't think older people stare Oooor it could be just me not noticing it And also i don"t think your korean is that bad actually based on the 아이구ㅜㅜㅜ 우리 은아 한국말 잘하네ㅔㅔlol

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Nirva Shin
Nirva Shin

I am an asian-French person. My parents both come from Laos and I was born and raised in France. I always had this resentment towards my ethnic culture. I don't think I ever really tried to understand this culture, I was just always judging it for its lack of logic and thinking that everything they did was dumb and uninteresting. I can speak Japanese and Korean but I can't speak my parents native language. I always had this weird feeling of "not being French", especially since I moved to Paris and where everyone starts a conversation with me in English, being used to have to deal with tourists or immigrants. When I first went to Japan, I had to stop by Beijing for a few hours and I got irritated to have to repeat to every staff member that I wasn't Chinese and couldn't speak Mandarin. It was a little similar in Japan, where everyone would think of me as Japanese but when I'd make a basic mistake or try to find my words, they'd look at me like I'm dumb. I realised how lost I was about my ethnic identity during this trip, far away from my home country. I then saw how my friends didn't act according to my appearance. My Japanese friends knew I was French and introduced their culture to me with a lot of care and passion. My French friends knew I was raised in another culture and they respect the way I dealt with my identity crisis. During this trip in Japan, I saw how French I was and how much I loved certain aspects of French culture. But when I came back to France, I was reminded that no matter how much efforts I put in, I will never be automatically thought as French. I think I understood that I was just me. An Asian girl born in France. And that's what my identity simply is. I stopped expecting from strangers to understand me. I stopped wanting to prove my Frenchness. I realised I never needed to prove myself to other people. I am me, I understand myself and I love myself. That's what matters.

Vor 9 Stunden
ifrickpans
ifrickpans

Ha... yeah. My entire dad's side are from the Seychelles, where they speak a slang French called: "Creole." (The people from there are considered to be called: "Creole" as well, so I'm not sure what is correct or not.) I was hardly ever allowed to see my dad's family because they're all awful people who thrive in spreading disgusting rumours and drama, along with making people's lives a living hell because it entertains them. I also have never really seen my dad. He and my mum split with I was six-years-old due to abuse towards each other and my older sisters, so I haven't seen him in years. So all of this bad vibes his family spreads like the god damn plague has put me off their culture by a lot, not entirely but still a lot. I do not consider his family to be my family, they're truly vultures who feed off of other people's suffering, I still love my dad, but I also loathe him. I hate/d having to be considered a person from the Seychelles, all due to the horrible people that are from there and are my family as well. I don't hate others from the Seychelles, only my father's side of the family. In the end, I only know two words which I don't know how to spell but I can pronounce, but they come from a happier time before our family truly distanced themselves. One means: "Headbutt," while the other means: "Vagina," hehe.

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Alex N
Alex N

Is chinese, knows 5 languages. Can't speak a lick of mandarin 😆😆😆

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I am Irish American so ya I feel you

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Danielle Rose
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My Vòvò: learn Portuguese so you can talk to Tia Maria in her old age (and also literally everyone else in the family). Me: *learning Korean and also Latin* sure Vòvò!

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OMG IDK WHY BUT SHE SOUNDS LIKE KAEDE FROM DANGANRONPA

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Noor OBEID

Im Lebanese Australian currently learning arabic

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Denise-P
Denise-P

So many people ask me "so what are you" and then go Hispanic, Chinese, Japanese. Then I get annoyed and tell them Filipino

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Denise-P
Denise-P

Man, if I said "I wish I had white parents" my dad would kick me out no questions asked

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Flying Ducks
Flying Ducks

I am also Korean but I never felt embarrassed for being me. I'm actually proud for being me. although I don't listen to K-pop I still like korean food and stuff. I also have a cousin who speaks Korean and I speak english but we can still understand each other cuz we can both speak some of each language ??

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