My Asian-American Identity Crisis

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  • Edit: sorry I wrote too long lol but this is literally everything I wernt through since I was a child. Happy reading :D I can relate to this in so many languages. My nationality is Malaysian, but my ethnicity is Chinese mixed with Dusun. My dad is Chinese but he also uses another language which is Hokkien or Hakka. Dusun is a native race is Malaysia, mainly East-Malaysia. And in Malaysia, if you are Chinese, or you go to a Chinese based school, you have to pick up 3 languages which are English, Bahasa Malaysia(Malaysia's language) and Chinese(obviously). But it was more difficult for me because not only did I have to learn Chinese, Malay and English at school, I'd also have to learn Dusun and Hokkien at home. We lived in the countryside so people there use their native language, Dusun, to communicate with each other. It was hard for me at first when I heard them speak in Dusun cuz mind you there's so many different ways and accents on how things are pronounced or talked about. But since my mom and grandmother(she lived with us) used it daily, I picked it up after a few years and now I'm able to understand some of the things they're talking about and am also able to answer them in my bare knowledge on Dusun. On the other hand, Hokkien or Hakka is still quite new to me. I don't really hear it that often since we live in my mother's hometown and my dad's hometown is a city away. So the only times I hear Hokkien is when my dad calls his relatives or friends. Maybe you'd think, I didn't had to learn Hokkien since we don't use it very often and it's not apart of my race(being Chinese and all) but the majority of my dad's side of the family mainly uses Hokkien to communicate. So I didn't really had a choice, I had to learn it but I didn't have the interests in learning it since I can't really use it on a daily basis. I mean yeah maybe I could learn it so I can speak with my dad's relatives in Hokkien but they can also speak Chinese so there's not really a language barrier between us. Plus, I don't see my dad's relatives as often as I see my mom's relatives so I just never had the interest in learning Hokkien. But because of this, people say it's a shame that I don't know Hokkien even though I have Hokkien roots. At first I felt disappointed in myself but after seeing this video, I realised, wow, I know English, Malay, Chinese, Dusun and a little bit of Hokkien. And I'm not even legal yet. Who are they to judge me on not being able to speak Hokkien- I'm doing very well right now and if I don't have the interest in learning that language, it's okay. I don't have to learn it. Right now, I'm starting to learn a bit of Korean and Spanish but the progress is slow since I have school and I don't have anyone to speak in Korean or Spanish with. I'm learning these languages because I have interests in learning them. I even considered being a linguist at some point in my life but we'll see. The future's unpredictable. So yeah, this is my story. Oh and I'm most fluent in English since my mom bought English learning kid's CDs when I was young and often played them on repeat so I could pick up the language. My mom can't speak English and my dad can only do the bare minimum so me and my siblings are the only fluent English speakers in the family. Growing up in a an asian country, it's something to be proud of.

    Gewgle MapsGewgle MapsVor 3 Minuten
  • Someone in the vid : do you eat dog? Me : yes '-'

    roselightroselightVor 11 Minuten
  • me tooo, but its Chinese and my entite family can't speak Mandarin either..

    Kleary LKleary LVor 13 Minuten
  • Me but as a Mexican American

    YeontanYeontanVor 16 Minuten
  • I like Asian girls. This didnt have anything to do with me, I'm just saying that so you can know that there's at least 1 white Male who likes Asian girls so you can feel just a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT better.

    Lucas kincanyonLucas kincanyonVor 17 Minuten
  • Is it Racist to hear Bei fing Xiao Xiao when I think you are Speaking Korean

    EmemonDEmemonDVor 24 Minuten
  • 0:07 Baby hands :D

    Kilo- KiloKilo- KiloVor 27 Minuten
  • Same thing happened but I’m mexican

    Plastic BagieePlastic BagieeVor 34 Minuten
  • Please don't kill me for this, I love Emirichu but yeah, like many people nowadays, including me want to learn other languages like Korean and Japanese but I can't bcs im dumb and it's a lot to learn. But ur Korean, u had the opportunity to learn the language and embrace the culture. English is not the only language in the world. Americans are not the only people and are not superior. I speak my language Filipino but I also know English. Its always better to learn as a kid because you picked it up early compare to being an adult. Any Filipino can atleast understand and speak our own language AND english and speak back and forth. Probably other cultures too, because English is the international language and its useful, but we shouldn't forget our roots. Just saying, again, no hate! 💜 P.S. It was really sad and harsh when u said that to ur dad :< pls show him and ur mom ur love 👉🏼👈🏼 from someone who grew up with grandparents

    Bangtan TXTBangtan TXTVor 36 Minuten
  • Omg I have the same crisis but with my native language called lambani... I can understand it but I can't speak it cause I've been to an English medium school for like my whole life. And I've gotten so much criticism from everyone around me that I've become used to it. I feel you 😭❤️

    Riri♥️Riri♥️Vor 36 Minuten
  • Soo this might sound dumb but i understand how you feel im Hispanic but technically white because my mother was born in America and so was i , growing up my grandmother raised me and she only speaked Spanish i for the first few years of my life but after it was just me and my mom i lost all my Spanish i feel so dumb for not speaking it more i was so good at it and then lost it i remember going to mexico one year with my grandmother and not being able to understand my family whatsoever i felt so embarrassed that i couldn't hold a 3 minute conversation with them i felt so out of place so freaking white!! But i really do want to be more with my Spanish culture i want to learn but as you said i feel lame not understanding anything when i should and it doesn't help that 99% of my school are Hispanics they speak Spanish and English so amazingly while im over here barely understanding anything that comes out of their mouth i understand some spanish and can read a bit but thats all people are always surprised to learn that im Hispanic because unlike my family im super white i look nothing like my mom but my dad(being really white) i look much more like him but my stepfather is even super Hispanic!!! I just feel like i don't belong my boyfriend can speak Spanish amazingly and i hate talking to his mom because shes Mexican and i don't understand her Basically i feel embarrassed of being white i want to be more Hispanic but like you music is the only thing that connects me to my Mexican bloodline i love Mexican music it makes me feel happy and i don't even care if i understand it or not anyways thank you for making this video i feel happy knowing im not alone and this brings me joy and peace its ok if i don't understand i just need to learn and study a bit more thank you :)(sorry this is long but thank you if you read all)

    lucy heartlucy heartVor 45 Minuten
    • lucy heart I was wondering if you also like other animation channels. I also make animations on my channel. Would you check it out?

      Jackson AnimationJackson AnimationVor 36 Minuten
    • @Jackson Animation excuse me?

      lucy heartlucy heartVor 40 Minuten
    • lucy heart Do you also like other animation channels?

      Jackson AnimationJackson AnimationVor 43 Minuten
  • I kinda get what you get because im vietnamese and born in the usa but, my mom is probably an introvert, and my dad is extroverted, so im a mix! i like working alone but i like being surrounded by friends and other people, my personality was mixed too... so i say something that is kinda mean that extroverts dont notice, i say it and then later regret it. so i try to change, and completely fail, but hey! i realized that most of my group of friends were also a mix! so i guess there are many mixes out there! oh and i forgot to mention BEING REALLY EMOTIONAL AND LOSING MY POTENTIAL OF MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION

    I'm DoneI'm DoneVor 51 Minute
    • I'm Done Are there other animation channels that you like?

      Jackson AnimationJackson AnimationVor 42 Minuten
  • Ok why are your parents worried about your refusal to learn Korean you don't need to and on top of that you already know it

    Savage LeagueSavage LeagueVor 52 Minuten
    • Jackson Animation yes I do and why?

      Savage LeagueSavage LeagueVor 36 Minuten
    • Savage League And do you also like other animation channels?

      Jackson AnimationJackson AnimationVor 42 Minuten
  • I'm half Native American (Cherokee / Delaware) but I appear more white while my bro appeared more tan. But that still didn't stop people from thinking we're twins. In fact, many assumed my bro was Asian while some thought I was British coz of how my speech turned out lol

    JodoublenJodoublenVor 52 Minuten
  • i’m kinda glad i got around to learning tagalog, i still use english tho (⌒▽⌒)

    Felicia SanchezFelicia SanchezVor Stunde
  • I honestly felt this on a personal level when I go around my family members or people closer to my mom or dad expecting me to speak French and I only know like the basics and I’m just standing there like ?👄? So I totally understood lmao-

    cosmichxneyycosmichxneyyVor Stunde
  • i thought the kimchi from 7:32 was spaghetti for a moment

    isabelleisabelleVor Stunde
  • man just got slapped in the face with noodles. a moment of silence for the young man.

    Qu KoolzyQu KoolzyVor Stunde
  • Huh, only American and Korean? I’m from SouthKorea and NorthKorea :P

    Cheongho LeeCheongho LeeVor Stunde
  • This is a long one.... I’m Guatemalan American and it’s funny because your moments are really similar to my moments. I always got asked why I never spoke Spanish and it’s because I never needed to use it. I got told by my parents to learn Spanish but that just lead to me not wanting to learn Spanish. My dad speaks Spanish and I would respond in English. My mom spoke Spanish as well and I wouldn’t respond in Spanish which would make her upset but soon she grew to understand why I never wanted to speak Spanish because I was never good at it. So she learned English and soon she talked to me in English. I still felt detached with my Guatemalan side and I just felt like I never really was one of them and just thought “Well, I guess I’m American..” In school was pretty bad as some people were Hispanic and spoke fluent Spanish and they tried to have a full blown Spanish conversation which really just ended in an awkward moment with me just being left as in embarrassed mess. When I was being taught Spanish I did find it easy, but it’s more of a “I’m good at this but I don’t enjoy it.” I remember my Spanish teacher even asked why I never looked like I was having fun. My response was “ Um....I don’t like Spanish..” She was so curious as when she sees me outside of Spanish I almost don’t seem to stop smiling. I told her that I never felt like I deserved to learn Spanish as I never was connected to it. She was shocked and said “You don’t have to Hispanic to learn Spanish.” She than said it was ok to not participate in conversation activities which really made me feel better. It’s weird because I understand Spanish but I don’t speak it.😰 I felt really embarrassed about that part and in elementary school it made me feel even worse. There was a moment where I had a choice between Spanish or Korean. (Note: This is a different school than the last moment.) I was really interested in Korean as I never thought we could learn that. I was excited and asked for a slip as well as my friends. But than it hit me. “Wait.....what do I tell my dad.” I was really scared he would be offended by me choosing Korean over Spanish. I asked my sister to sign the slip who was way more understanding than I thought she would be. She said it’s fine and that she’s proud that I was passionate and excited about a language ever. I joined and it was amazing. I was having fun and enjoyed my time there. Than one day I had Korean homework. I was doing it and my dad saw. He was confused and asked what I was doing. Than I just thought (Well I might as well be honest.) I told him about how I was in a Korean class. He was of course really annoyed as well as my mom and older brother who asked “What are you gonna do with Korean?” Basically they made me feel insecure about me learning a language that wasn’t Spanish. I went back and tried to switch but I couldn’t. I felt so bad but my friends told me to “Keep doing what I wanted to do.” So I told them I was in Spanish but was still in Korean. I never lied to my parents ever but I did and I felt bad at first but I just keep telling myself that “I like to do this so I’m gonna keep doing it!!” When I graduated from elementary school they realized I was in Korean but passed with an A+ and they were proud. They realized that they can’t change me or try to as I love to try new things and love to explore. They later grew to love me for my awkward and nerd self who speaks English but understands Spanish. They love me for me and I’m proud to be who I am. P.S I also get told that my accent is good and they wonder why and I just say “Yeah I watched a lot of Drake and Josh, Pokemon, and Naruto Shippuden dubbed on Disney XD. (When it still played on it.) I also don’t like to talk with my relatives on the phone as I get what they’re saying but I don’t know how to respond so I felt that part. Wow this was the longest comment I made and if you read threw all of this you are a Mad Lad. Thank you!! 🙃

    Darkreaper13 _Darkreaper13 _Vor Stunde
  • Being Hispanic I've always felt my side of my family (my parents and my brothers and sisters) have been so Americanized eventhough on one of my parents sides I'm First Generation American. I feel like so much of an outcast in a sense of being so easy to pick out of a crowd of my own family just by how I act and dress

    TheLoneSpartn79932TheLoneSpartn79932Vor Stunde
  • This has to be the only time DE-visions Recommendations has taken me to a video that has brought me on a nostalgia trip all the way down to my childhood. My parents are also from South Korea and I have two older sisters, the youngest of which is 11 years older than me. My sisters and I were all born in America as well. But hearing your recollection of your own identity crisis brought me back to my own issues and pressures that I have long forgotten about. Much of what you said also resonated with my own emotions, with some differences. Just wanted to say thanks for reminding me that I shouldn't take everything that has happened to me to heart, but to not forget them entirely. Not to give up, but to struggle on despite the discouraging results or frustrations that come with not giving up. I hope that you, as well as I, eventually get to that burning, elusive answer that brings your entire thought process to a close and makes you feel truly comfortable with yourself. It seems you're going in the right direction! Good luck in everything that you do and/or eventually pick up a passion for!

    NavaendraNavaendraVor Stunde
  • I’m Puerto Rican and don’t speak Spanish

    coveringfishcoveringfishVor 2 Stunden
  • I speak maybe 30% of the German required to be bilingual. It's hilarious when I try to talk.

    Max ThielmannMax ThielmannVor 2 Stunden
  • asian and gets 88% on test is getting kicked out of the house for me

    Mr. PotatoMr. PotatoVor 2 Stunden
  • I relate on the part where I want to lose my roots, I’m Chinese Canada and was raised in a community created by 90% Italians for most of my child years so I was influenced more to not take part in my culture (no hate towards any Italians reading this). I was also forced to go to mandarin classes to “get better” and learn how to read and write mandarin which sprouted my dislike for learning anything to do with Chinese stuff. Now I am slightly thankful that my parents got me to at least know how to speak and understand mandarin and it’s a great asset (especially if you have a Chinese friend to talk with in mandarin to make sure nobody understands what you’re talking abt) :)

    Green AestheticsGreen AestheticsVor 2 Stunden
  • Saaamee I’m Hispanic but I’m more American😔

    OTX.ghessyOTX.ghessyVor 2 Stunden
  • i had several questions before this vid and i have several more at the end

    fan derpfan derpVor 2 Stunden
  • I relate to this so much! I’m Vietnamese, but was born in America, so I couldn’t speak Vietnamese fluently (though I can understand it). My parents speak Vietnamese and I respond in English. I do get envious that my Vietnamese friends can speak Vietnamese whilst I can’t. I’m trying to learn it again. And I am never excited to go to Vietnam due to my English speaking. I’m glad I’m not the only person who had experienced this 😅 Oh btw I suck at both English and Vietnamese, sorry if my English did not make sense

    Vicky PenguinVicky PenguinVor 2 Stunden
  • "To learn a new language, to possess another soul." It's talking to relatives that really stresses me out, and jumbles up the words in my head. I could understand what they're saying in Arabic clearly, but I feel like when you think about what you're saying, you make it way harder for yourself, and you can't explain the image in your head. When I get deep into a conversation, the words come rolling out of my mouth. In the Arab community, we have really strict rules about tradition and dedication to religion, and people talk about you if you don't follow the rules THOROUGHLY. It makes you feel embarrassed, and makes you feel less worthy, if that makes sense. It's really frustrating, but it pushes me to work hard on mastering my native language! I encourage all of you who might come across my comment to work hard, and look on the bright side of the table! "To learn a new language, to possess another soul." It's okay to be different, and it's okay if you have other cultures. The new "cool" these days is being bilingual, and know more than one language! You should show off with that ability, and be proud of your language! If you want to see the rainbow, then you've got to put up with the rain!! I hope Emirichu see's this comment, and get's where I'm coming from!

    Mountain FlowerMountain FlowerVor 3 Stunden
  • I related too much to this..

    Aden MabuteAden MabuteVor 3 Stunden
  • I was touched by this video, being an adoptee from a foreign country

    Ángel Gabriel Gonzalez AmperezÁngel Gabriel Gonzalez AmperezVor 3 Stunden
  • My mom's friends: She's like talks like English person My school friends: *why is your skin so white* Me: WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM THEN? A ENGLISH PERSON? *y e s* Me: burh i'm Chinese

    Itz A Pøtatø!Itz A Pøtatø!Vor 3 Stunden
  • Wow so deep!!! Edit: rly deep

    Noah SpottsNoah SpottsVor 3 Stunden
  • Me is korean too! I played bts in the class and this dude went: 'wait isnt this those bts guys who wear makeup and look feminine-" i was about to smack him but I didn't :) just a random short story and i think old korean people just like to stare-

    DereIsStaraDereIsStaraVor 3 Stunden
  • i can read korean but i can't speak korean

    Solay HrchckSolay HrchckVor 3 Stunden
  • I am half Asian half white and I am an American. My great grandfather moved from Japan to America, so none of my relatives know Japanese since they have lived in America for generations. Aside from that, being half white when visiting an all Japanese side of the family makes me feel like I have to learn the language just to be considered a real Japanese. Being biracial is like deciding if the glass is half empty o full, you dont weigh on either side of the spectrum you dont have one place to call your own. You hang out with one side or the other or the VERY rare occasion you find someone of the same blend as you.

    Malibu ChopsticksMalibu ChopsticksVor 3 Stunden
  • This really hits home. I too can't speak Tagalog (filipino) for the sames reasons, even though I was born in the US. The sad part is that as a military kid, my family got stationed to japan, and I got learn Nihongo (japanese). I totally gave them a hard time not learning Nihongo while being there for a long time ( 7 years).

    Ian De JesusIan De JesusVor 4 Stunden
  • 4:20 i felt that- i can understand vietnamese but i can barely speak it back. yeah, i can say a few things, but i'm not fluent like my parents want me to be. they speak in vietnamese to me while i respond in english

    ;; - xiaojunbun;; - xiaojunbunVor 4 Stunden
  • I feel the same way but i knew how to speak Romanian (cause im from Romania) and i was born there, but my parents and i moved to Canada when i was seven and it was honestly really difficult because i was bullied everyday and on top of that my parents never really understood me about anything or tired to help. i got disconnected from my culture a lot and didn't bother to care anymore about it. When i tried to talk to other Romanians i felt awkward and weird because i just never knew how to connect to them, im just used to the Canadian/ American ways. Now that im 20 i wish i had someone to show me cool Romanian things or educate me on stuff about my culture but again it was my fault for not trying either, i always felt ashamed about it but at the same time didnt really care because i was a quiet kid and didnt really get close to my family so i didn't bother being a part of it.

    Gecko BoiGecko BoiVor 4 Stunden
  • Oof same i have an Ukrainian-American identity crisis i understand

    WandererWandererVor 4 Stunden
  • the amount of realism this introduces is extremely insane, i’ve had similar experiences since i’m cambodian and chinese and i was born in california, and i haven’t been learning much khmer until now. it’s nice to know that other people are in the same position as me, it definitely makes me feel less alone. i always felt boxed up from my culture and honestly it left me with an anxious feeling as most of my peers and friends weren’t even chinese or cambodian, combining that with strict and sheltering parents who practically forced their culture on me and it became a bit difficult at times to fully embrace things with an open mind. although, now i realized they just wanted me to play a bigger part in my ethnicity. thanks for making this video dude, it’s super neat and it really hit home! :)

    a persona personVor 4 Stunden
  • BAHAHA,I'm like that too ;-;

    Monika ChanMonika ChanVor 4 Stunden
  • Honestly, I feel the same. I'm Filipino, and I speak English more often rather than Tagalog, sometimes I have to ask my parents what certain Tagalog words are because I can't recognize them. I know more about foreign culture because I find them very intriguing, I don't like most songs, stories, foods, Etc. that are of my culture. But it's not like I've ever wished I was white, I just really prefer speaking in English, or American/Japanese songs, or Foreign shows, or even foreign history. But I just wished that I knew my culture better. :)

    SoliélSoliélVor 4 Stunden
  • Me: Chinese and can’t speak Mandarin Also me: *_attempts to learn Japanese_*

    NekoOtakuNekoOtakuVor 5 Stunden
  • I can relate every time I visit korea people seem to stare a lot

    John ChangJohn ChangVor 5 Stunden
  • me: a vietnamese living in Canada my parents : *vietnamese* me: “EH!!!”

    BeanzzyBeanzzyVor 5 Stunden
  • This really hit home tbh I used to really hate being korean but iv come to terms with it and now I love being Korean

    원예원예Vor 5 Stunden
  • this is a bit sad I bless you Emily

  • My mom is Mexican American but she's light skinned my dad is Mexican and dark skinned... I'm half and half but a lot of ppl think I'm white bcz of my skin color (my siblings took all the melanin and left me a little) but they also think I'm white bcz I don't speak Spanish I know some but not a lot so when I try to learn Spanish my family would make fun of me for not knowing how to pronouncing it so I gave up but I'm trying to learn little by little so I won't get overwhelmed so ppl think I'm white with a mexican name...I draw and I do play the flute but I'm not rrl good at playing to flute so my parents have nothing to brag about... 🙂✌

    Estrella OwUEstrella OwUVor 5 Stunden
  • I was in a similar situation as you. My French parents moved to Scotland just before I was born. My mum has learned to speak English fluently but dad has a strong French accent when he speaks English and speaks only French when he was at home. I learned English first and French became my second language. I wasn't very good at speaking French and always made mistakes but my family would get the gist of what I was trying to say and just rolled with it and then corrected me every other mistake so that I didn't feel like I was being tested or criticised all the time. I still make mistakes now, stupid masculine and feminine. I have grown to be more appreciative of my French background over the years trying to speak French to my relatives as much as possible but I still struggle especially reading and spelling. I am definitely more Scottish and French which disappointed my dad but makes my grandparents laugh.

    Yellow DinoYellow DinoVor 5 Stunden
  • Your whole thing about language is the same for me really. I somewhat know Hindi but whenever my parents say anything (Hindi or English) I reply in English. It sucks when I try Hindi because I get laughed at by my Hindi speaking relatives. And those accent statements do come quite often. Also racism

    Hipeople73Hipeople73Vor 5 Stunden
  • I think it’s okay to embrace your background in other ways. I’m second generation but my grandparents and parents speak Spanish. I also dealt with that feeling of guilt for not speaking the language. I’ve learned to embrace the culture in other ways, like through music and food. I think it’s easier to share it with other people that way too! Maybe one day I’ll learn, but it can’t be forced. I’ve sometimes felt guilty for studying Japanese before learning Spanish but I’ve learned that you can still be in touch with your own culture even if you fall in love with another.

    mr cellomr celloVor 6 Stunden
  • Same thing here but switch Korean with German. I feel like I have to learn it or else I'll never be able to talk to me german relatives and it stresses me out a lot.

    Hannah LawrenceHannah LawrenceVor 6 Stunden
  • bro thats literally me im half mexican and half brazilian but my nationality is american. growing up i only used to practice my english at school and spanish with my relatives from my dad's side. my mom's side of the family lived in brazil and other parts of the US so i rlly didn't practice it. and i relate to emrichu not knowing korean for the exact reason. spanish and portuguese are similar, yes, but the pronunciation is way off

    YaBoii_ ArtzYaBoii_ ArtzVor 6 Stunden
  • wait a minute this is like the most relatable video i have ever watched my parents are also korean immigrants who came to the US my dad is also a pastor i also wanted to distance myself from my korean heritage i also wasnt that great at korean, although one key difference is that i was always somewhat able to speak in korean with my parents now, ive taken it upon myself to get actually good at korean, like not only a fluent level but an academic level. Im also trying to learn japanese. if i ever have kids, i want to be able to teach them korean and make sure they will be able to communicate with my parents i dont know if you, emirichu, are still a christian, but religion has always been something i struggled withj. even though my entire family is still devoutly christian, ive recently come to terms with the fact that i am an atheist.

    Chris ChoiChris ChoiVor 7 Stunden
  • Its the opposite for me. I grew up in Brasil, but then moved to the US. Brasilians view people that move to the US as "Playboys", so I don't feel American and my friends don't view me as Brasilian

    Yeety DabYeety DabVor 7 Stunden
  • Not the same because there isn't a language barrier, but being a 1st gen immigrant has been so similar to this experience. My dad's family is weird about how I fit in because I'm from America and my mom's family is weird about how I fit in because they consider me Irish. I feel like I can't culturally fit in to either but really resonate with other first gen immigrants and their experiences 💜

    Kibi D.Kibi D.Vor 7 Stunden
  • most of my family is from Jamaica and my mom, dad, and brother can speak Patwas (if that's how you spell it) but i can't and my mom is mixed with Jamaican and Syrian but cant speak their language (idk what language they spoke) my great grandma on my mom's side is Syrian but spoke Patwas because she was raised in Jamaica, on my dad's side his mother is white and have blue eyes and his dad was Jamaican so i guess i'm Jamaican,White,Syrian,And American (because i was born in america) and I speak English but it's not that good because I stutter.😅

    Peachy_ FushiaPeachy_ FushiaVor 7 Stunden
  • if i was in ur class (talking about the korean music thing) i would be the only one dancin when that music was on lol edit: if i wasnt born in 2011

    •{ g r e e n b u n o̸ o̸}••{ g r e e n b u n o̸ o̸}•Vor 7 Stunden
  • I got lucky because I grew up around a TON of filllipino kids who all couldn't talk the language either and all adopted the US way 100%. I had one "bully" growing up but it was a very ignorant kid who was clearly just a trouble maker. The way he carried himself unless he made major changes quickly I'm almost positive he's a loser as an adult so don't feel too bad for me. Either way I have fully embraced my US side and don't care for my fillipino side. That culture sucks anyway. Sad to say but that's the truth. Corrupted as hell government, drug problems abound, poverty nowhere near what the US has seen. No way I want to be associated with that.

    TioshTioshVor 8 Stunden
    • Thanks for sharing your story Emi it was a delight to listen to

      TioshTioshVor 7 Stunden
  • As a Hispanic Texan who looks nothing like a Hispanic with my blonde hair and white skin, it always bothers me when people say it's "cultural appropriation." Like, excuse me, I didn't choose for my grandma on my dad's side to be white and for my entire mom's side to be white, too. I love my grandpa's Hispanic origins! I am Hispanic, too. It doesn't help that my dad lost his fluency in Spanish while he was stationed in various countries where Spanish wasn't really a thing, and when he married my mom and had me and my siblings, none of us grew up fluent, either. The one thing that I enjoy, though, is how much my dad tells me that my Papa (aka my grandpa) would be proud of how much Spanish I know. *He WOULD be proud, but I never met him because he passed away when I was a baby, I think.* I also love hearing and seeing other Hispanic people's reactions to my speaking in Spanish! Oh, man, the smiles I put on their faces when they see the whitest girl start speaking Spanish with a near perfect Spanish accent! It makes my day as well as theirs, and I just love it every single time. These are the two main things that keep me wanting to stay connected with my Hispanic side, and, while some times I feel weird and judged for being the whitest Hispanic in Texas, most times, I am proud to be the whitest Hispanic in Texas. *Being the unexpected is rather fun and keeps things interesting lol*

    Simcha the PiefaceSimcha the PiefaceVor 8 Stunden
  • This vid is very helpful

    Thomas ChuThomas ChuVor 8 Stunden
  • Yeah this video is quite the mood. I cant speak or understand Farsi that well and anytime I go visit relatives and they talk to me in Farsi I always have to awkwardly look over to my parents to translate for me so I can respond appropriately.

    BackToKiaBackToKiaVor 8 Stunden
  • This is very realtable to me, I. American, And Chinese. I life in America, But everything in this video made sense.

  • any others troll their friends by speaking fake languages? (like pretending to speak Korean)

    Paco taco nepPaco taco nepVor 9 Stunden
  • Same experience. Everyone in my country is always suprised when they learn I don't speak my mother's tongue. I also get scolded by my relatives, but honestly, it doesn't make sense to learn a language I don't actually need at all, especially when I don't like the culture and the language itself. I wish people would understand you're part of the country you're living in.

    Ein Google-NutzerEin Google-NutzerVor 9 Stunden
  • I really like your drawing

    HP StuffHP StuffVor 9 Stunden
  • I’m dealing with the same thing, but instead of Korean, it’s Vietnamese

    mOcHa pLaymOcHa pLayVor 9 Stunden
  • Honestly relatable as a hispanic with three siblings who also don't speak Spanish like the rest of our family and look white.

    Elleon PastelleElleon PastelleVor 9 Stunden
My Asian-American Identity Crisis