#SorryAsianParents

A goofy kid just trying to make sense of the world while trying to be Asian American


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Ireland 2022 Trip – Don’t Let Little Lion Man Go

A collection of videos and photos from my Ireland trip set to Lane 8’s “Don’t Let me Go” and Mumfords and Son’s “Little Lion Man.” I, obviously, don’t own any of the music and am not monetizing this video so in no way or form, I am making money from this. I just want to share my adventures with the amazing people I was with….and I also have the receipts for these songs in case anyone comes looking!

This is also my second attempt at making a video like this. After viewing it a few times I noticed there were some spots where I could have made the edits tighter but I will keep that in mind for the next time I try my hand at another music video.

Links to my other social/channels
Personal Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/airecsy/
Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#weebthusiast EP13 – Slice of Life Anime and Attack on Titan S4P2 Ending Reactions

Hi hi, on this episode, I had some new faces with me as we discussed some of our favorite Slice of Life animes and the ending of Attack on Titans S4P2. With my friends Patrick and Josh, we talk about what animes made us cry and why we love Haikyu, Your Lie in April, and (of course!!!) Shingeki no Kyojin. The first half is pretty lighthearted, but towards the end, we pulled a college discourse about the themes within AoT and why they are essential for us to think about as our world continues to repeat history.

If you have any inputs or want to share some of your top picks of Slice of Life or wanna tell us to bugger off with our hardons for AoT, comment below.

                                                Animes We Talked About:

My Dress-up Darling
Haiykuu
A Silent Voice
Love Hina
Run with the Wind
Attack on Titan
Jujutsu Kaisen
Made in Abyss
The Promised Neverland
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Clannad: After Story
Ahiru no Sora
Ride Your Wave
Beast Stars
86
Saikano

Timestamps
00:00 – Some of Our Favorite Slice of Life Animes
12:07 – Meme Responsibly and Why We Love Your Lie in April and Hayikuu
25:13 – Animes That Made Us Cry and Gojo’s Eyes
44:43 – Our Reaction to Attack on Titan’s Season 4 Part 2 Ending
53:55 – Reflecting on the Themes in Shingeki no Kyojin IRL

                                  **** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***
         IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, MY DRESS-UP DARLING, HAYIKUU, OR ANY OF THE ANIME WE NAMED, WE'RE PROB GONNA SPOIL IT. 

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg
Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#sorryasianparents EP16 – The Nickel Arcade and Being Hoodrats in Visalia

Hi hi, sorry for the long hiatus, but I’ve been gone on a holiday in Ireland. I should have some videos about that coming out soon. But here is a recording where Will and Erick joined me in a conversation about growing up in Visalia as nerdy hoodrats. We talk about what it was like in a multicultural community, racism, economic disparity, being nerds, finding anime, and being hoodrats running around the ghettos of the Central Valley.

If you have your own stories about growing up in Visalia or being a nerdy hoodrat, comment down below!

Link to the second part of this recording (the realllll weeby anime stuff)
Weebthusiast EP12 | https://youtu.be/ksyWX87ffGA

Timestamps
0:00:00 – The Oh Wow Nickel Arcade
1:10:48 – Skipping School to Eat at Gumbo and the Buffet at Adventure Park
1:20:41 – Being First-Generation Kids without Adult Supervision
1:31:48 – Rebelling Against my Asian Parents and Finding my Crew and Avoiding Gangs
1:41:44 – How I found Anime and The New Generation of Kids in Visalia
1:51:55 – My DDR Story and the Beef Between Fresno and Visalia Nerds
1:04:23 – I Love Growing up in the Central Valley and Bless Nobles Mom’s Heart

Links to my other social/channels
Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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Getting to Know JustJovani | #sorryasianparents

I sat down with local Bay Area DJ JustJovani to talk about his debut release, “It’s All the Same,” on DTL Records. The interview was over an hour, but this is just 30 minutes of essential bits of knowing Jovani Melendez. I will release the entire video in a few days, but you’ll have to make do with the Cliftnotes version.

Below are links to his new track, socials, and a show he will be playing this weekend.

A Sokyo Soiree (Feb10) | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-sokyo-soiree-tickets-232000719397

JustJovani Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/justjovani
JustJovani Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/track/1vig80qfKpRWIKNQN83Cis
JustJovani Email | justjovanimusic@gmail.com
Soundcloud | https://soundcloud.com/justjovani

My social/channel links:
Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP12 – The Anime We Watched w/ Erick, Noble, and Will

Hello, hello. I am back with some new faces. This video is a cut from a #sorryasianparents recording where we ended a 3-hour conversation with anime. Will, Noble, and Erick joined me discussing growing up in the Central Valley and the anime we watched. The whole video is about an hour and a half, but I felt like it was a crime to cut some of the laughs out. So, essentially, this video is four men in their 30s gushing over Naruto, Bleach, and other classic animes…and our shared experiences of “accidentally” finding La Blue Girl and Bible Black.

So I hope you enjoy! Also, feel free to throw in some names of the animes you watched growing up in the comments.

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/

Timestamps
0:00:07 – Our weeb origin story…and accidentally finding Bible Black/La Blue Girl
0:10:30 – Watching old animes dubs or subs and the glory days of fandubs
0:20:26 – Beserk on VHS and animes that defined our generation
0:30:56 – Finding anime late at night and talking about Bleach and Naruto
0:44:10 – Finding anime through AMVs and I hate harem animes
0:55:03 – Old animes we thought ended awkwardly and talking about JOJO
1:05:10 – Gushing over iconic scenes from Bleach and Naruto
1:16:02 – Beach and Naruto had some amazing animations and delved more into Japanese culture
1:24:11 – Saying our final thoughts and recommendations

Links to the videos and articles I posted in the video:
Gigguk Fandub Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_snS5DfSdg
Metaflix Black Swan Article – https://www.metaflix.com/the-eerie-similarities-between-black-swan-and-perfect-blue/
Flixist Article – https://www.flixist.com/monday-movie-trivia-aronofsky-bought-perfect-blue-rights/#:~:text=Aronofsky%20later%20made%20the%20film,influence%20when%20making%20Black%20Swan.


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#Weebthusiast EP11 – Anime Los Angeles Recap with Emilio

Well, well, well, after taking a year off, Anime Los Angeles returned last weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center. I, of course, went and did a little cosplaying, made some friends, and even had my own slice of life moment. IT WAS AMAZING. So in this video, you’ll see me recount (the stuff that I’m allowed to say on YouTube) to Emilio as we share a few laughs about my Weebventures!

Also, I say nerds and weebs a lot in this video but I say it out of love. Because, as you already know, I’m a huge geek and share the highs and lows of what it means to be a part of this culture. So, I jest.

Timestamps 00:00 – Start of recapping my otaku weekend

02:08 – Getting into Anime Los Angeles

13:45 – What were my favorite things at ALA 2022

28:54 – What I didn’t like about the anime convention

39:52 – The Cosplay Deviants Afterparty at ALA 2022

48:34 – Wrapping up my Weeb adventures

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg Laughinoutlao Twitch | https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/ #sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/ #sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#sorryasianparents EP15 – When Are You Too Old For Your Hobbies and The Rise of Nerd Culture

Hi hi, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a video on this channel (life is still crazy), but I’m still here and bugging my friends to make podcasts with me. In this episode, Laura and Lance join me in a conversation about the rise of nerd culture and how things are…better? I guess. We also dive into discussions about what it means to be an American and find your identity and sexual identity during the growing pains of high school.

About an hour was cut out of this episode for the sake of time and will be released as shorter clips later. So watch out for those.

Comment below if you have any geeky stories you want to share, or tell us what it means to be an American. 

Timestamps

00:00 – Growing up with Pokemon, When are you too old to enjoy your hobbies?

07:00 – Back in high school, freaks and geeks were not popular

15:00 – Redefining what is popular in mainstream America…and talking about P***

25:00 – Talking about WWII and my UBER Pool story about the Pacific War

32:35 – Gatekeeping now with the rise of nerd culture and fandom

40:55 – High school was a weird time, finding yourself, and Lance’s story about being g@y in HS

45:49 – Last words about finding ourselves and advice for those who are still searching

Other social/channel links:

Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

#sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP10.01 – Emilio, Mario, and I Bro-Down Over Demon Slayer…Again

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***

In another segment of “Emilio Watches Anime,” we talk about his reaction to Kimetsu no Yaiba and the movie Mugen Ressha-hen. This isn’t an actual name for a segment, but it might as well be. My good friend Mario joined us for this recording of two average bros just talking about how awesome Demon Slayer is and why Tanjiro is da man! We share a few laughs and tears as we talk about why the Best Husbando title goes to Kyojuro Rengoku.

I know I already did an episode on Mugen Train, but we didn’t get to have Emilio’s smile, I mean input, on the series/movies. This is part one of two (I am pretty limited on time due to work), and the second half, where Emilio educates us on why mouse-and-keyboard is superior to controllers in FPS, will come out shortly. Get really for bickering of two inputs in the next one…gonna be a lot of Destiny 2 and CSGO talk…

If you have any comments on why Rengoku is the best or why you think Tanjiro is overrated, leave a comment below.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

Timestamps
00:00 – Us BS’ing Around
04:11 – Intros, Wooden Swords, ALA Stories, and Broing Down with Demon Slayer
18:30 – Talking About Mugen Train
29:10 – Being Emotionally Invested in Tanjiro’s Story and Comparing it to Other Anime

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP09 – Emilio FINALLY Watches Shingeki no Kyojin So We’re Geeking Out

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, DO NOT WATCH THIS

So…It finally happened; Emilio watched Attack on Titan. In one week, this man powered through all the current seasons (so far). We had a fantastic time going over some of the themes in the anime, what we thought was cool, and who we hated. There really isn’t much structure to this episode because we’re both just too excited to get it all out there. So fair warning, we will be jumping around…a lot.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Timestamps
00:00:00 – Diving Straight into it, No Lube, Emilio’s Initial Reactions
00:14:00 – Attack on Titan Gets Political
00:24:30 – How Media Plays a Big Role in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:34:27 – Beyond Paradis Island, World Building and Character Development in AoT
00:44:00 – The Drama is Real in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:54:37 – Good and Evil is Subjective During Times of War
01:04:09 – Saying Goodbye, Blizzard Drama, and Emilio Takes on Demon Slayer Next


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#sorryasianparents EP14 | Affected Our Careers, Goals, and Dreams

Hello hello!

It has been some time since my last upload. I’m finally back in LA after traveling for work the previous three months…and, you know, trying to get my life together. On my first video back from hiatus, my two amazing friends, Lance and Garrett, will be joining me to discuss how our careers and goals have changed in the aftermath of Rona. 

This episode will talk about The Great Resignation and some of the challenges that come with changing vocation or dreams or whatever we’re doing to pay the bills. We will discuss how our mentality has changed since our time in college and how it’s changed since facing a pandemic where we had to quarantine for 15 months. Along with the talk about change, we briefly touch upon mental health because these times have been hard for everyone. Below will be a list of resources if you need someone to talk to or a helping hand. 

Comment below if you want to share how your career, goals, and dreams have shifted since the 2020 catastrophe. And also do the thumbs up and subscribe and all that stuff. 

***Some MENTAL HEALTH services***

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255 | https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

LAist Mental Health Support Article | https://laist.com/news/health/need-some-mental-health-support-start-here

California HOPE | 1-833-317-HOPE (4673) | https://www.calhope.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | 1-800-662-HELP (4357) | https://www.samhsa.gov

***Links to some of the things I mentioned***

Red Snow | https://www.facebook.com/redsnowthemovie

Casey Faris | https://www.youtube.com/user/CaseyFaris777

MrAlexTech | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTmY-LBmbLugkJ0ryZfjZTQ

Trash Taste | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcmxOGYGF51T1XsqQLewGtQ

***Links to my other social/channels***

Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

#sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Timestamps

00:00:00 – Saying to Lance and Garrett

00:02:00 – College Life/Leaving Our Parents House and Our First Crappy Apartments

00:08:55 – How Our Careers Shifted with COVID and Learning New Skills

00:23:43 – Challenging Yourself Can Be Scary but Exciting

00:35:54 – Having Your Own Business Card and Redefining Success 

00:45:21 – The Great Resignation: Knowing When to Move On and Being Happy

00:56:24 – Tackling Modern Problems While Challenging Outdated Practices 

01:15:11 – Rethinking Normal and Using Critical Thinking When Consuming Media

01:18:39 – Mental Health: Be Proactive, It’s Ok to Ask for Help

01:33:25 – Keep Your Drama Off Social Media and Our Cringy MySpace Posts

01:39:06 – What is One Movie, Book, and Album We Would Have if Stuck on an Island