#SorryAsianParents

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


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#sorryasianparents EP07 – Meeting The Eternal Vibe Tribe

 

Hi hi,

Festivals have been a massive part of my life. In a time when I was discovering my love for a genre of music once labeled for losers and outcasts, my rave family was there to help me find a sense of home and feel accepted. Compared to my Asian upbringing, my expeditions under the Electric Skys with the ZipperSquad helped me find and freed a wilder, weirder, and more affectionate part of myself I didn’t know was there. 

On this episode of #sorryasianparents, I am lucky to have Harman, Devin, Kevin, and Michael sit down with me to share their own story about their chosen family: Eternal Vibe Tribe. A group of unique individuals who managed to catch lightning in a bottle at a Dada Life show in some Chicago club through a serendipitous series of events. 

To be honest, I chuckled when Kevin called his EVT brothers shamans of music. Being Asian, I imagined their near 100 members wearing traditional clothes and dancing underneath a bass-heavy tent. However, by the end of the video, I knew he was right. 

From start to finish, I couldn’t help but feel overcome by their affection and spirit as these four cheerfully narrated their journey to me. When our meeting was over, I knew that their bond transcended music festivals’ boundaries as they continue to support one another in their everyday lives.

If you enjoyed their story or want to share your own story, comment down below. I would love to hear it, especially during this time of isolation.  

 

Timestamps

00:00 – Shooting the Shizznats

00:38 – Welcoming Kev, Dev, Harman, and Mike

01:50 – What Does EVT Stand For? And Their Origin Story

13:30 – The Rave Scene in the Midwest and How Everyone Got into the Electronic Dance Music

20:28 – How Friends Became Family After EDC Chicago 2013

32:32 – Describing Their First EDC Experience

38:26 – Comparing Raves and Music Festivals Outside of California

40:00 – EVT Heads to EDC 2016 in Vegas 

44:00 – Comparing EDC to TomorrowWorld and TW 2013 Connections IRL

47:15 – How Many People Are in EVT? And EDC 2016 Stories

54:00 – EDC 2016 Favorite Moment w/ Above & Beyond and The Rally

1:02:30 – Electric Forest

1:06:15 – Harman’s Memorable Moment w/ EVT

1:07:47 – Dev’s Memorable Moment at Electric Forest 2019

1:09:23 – Mike’s Memorable Moment at TomorrowWorld 2015

1:13:30 – Kev Remembering All Great Sucky Times Together and EF 2018 Storm

1:23:00 – The Birth of The Real DLR, U4IK & SNRG

1:37:02 – EVT Supporting Eachother in Many Different Ways

1:41:55 – Advice on Finding Your Own Tribe/Be Yourself

1:49:05 – Saying Our Goodbyes

 

The Most EPIC EDC Mini-Documentary!!

https://youtu.be/gnFBXkf1jX0

Triple Birthday After Movie 2015

https://youtu.be/iHQQlo119CU

Our EPIC TomorrowWorld 2015 After Movie!!

https://youtu.be/5Omls4VLIUQ

Journey Through Electric Forest (EVT)

https://youtu.be/Ffjzu57AKvo

U4IK

https://soundcloud.com/u4ikmusicofficial

The Real DLR

https://soundcloud.com/therealdlr

SNRG

https://soundcloud.com/snrgsound

 


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My COVID Story and Trying to Remember High School Bio – #SAP EP01.3

 

This video is part of the original recording I did with Daniel for my #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel. In this clip, I’m telling him about my COVID experience…Then we horribly try to explain how a virus works using our English Degree from SFSU. Boy, our biology teachers would be mad. We deff fail at this Asian part of our lives. All for laughs, am I right?


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#sorryasianparents EP06 – Better Late Than Never: Finally Becoming Invested In Our Financial Future

Heeeellloooo,

I am back and this time with some new faces. Truth be told, I don’t know anything about finances. And it’s probably not surprising that many millennials, who also grew up poor, don’t “got dat money smarts” either. Thankfully, I have Rocky, Robert, Jan, and Josh here to explain to me stuff I should have known before I racked up all that credit card debt.

Join us as we talk about the stock market, cryptocurrency, big banks, the lack of financial education within the American public education system, and many more. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing that one friend who knows-it-all yap on about Bitcoin. Which is why I think you’ll enjoy a bunch of amateurs give their take on coins and stocks and what it all means for someone just dipping their feet in the investment pool.

A fair warning, even though we do give out some advice based on our investing journey, please take it with a grain of salt. Like a few of your bankers, we are not fiduciaries. What we know we learned from Reddit, YouTube, and failing. If you want some hardcore advice, then you’re probably in the wrong place. This video is just for some laughs as we discuss our scary, uncertain financial future. Oh, these student loans!!!