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


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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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Weebthusiast Instagram:
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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


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#sorryasianparents EP12 – AAPI Hate Crimes: Exploring Anti-Asian Rhetoric and the Model Minority

Before I even start, I want to say !!!TRIGGER WARNING!!! We will be talking about racism, hate crimes, recent attacks, sexual assault stuff, and other sensitive but real matters at hand.

Well, anywho, I got a new episode for you. . .but this time, it’s not gonna be a comedy thing. My friends Xtina, Jerome, and Erin will be joining me to talk about the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders.

In this episode, we talk about the “What about me?” mentality, racism within the AAPI community, try to figure out why there’s so much tension between other people of color and Asians, BLM vs AAPI, dealing with friends and family members who might not be so . . . nice, and everything else I mentioned or didn’t mention in the beginning.

I was super nervous about this recording because the subject just hits so close to home. I was so worried that I forgot to check my mic and lighting settings. I know it doesn’t excuse the shitty audio quality, but I’m sorry. I tried to fix it and spent almost 10 hours listening to the same 10 seconds repeatedly. Despite the recording being three hours long, I trimmed some stuff (which I will release as small clips).

So I hope y’all will, I guess, enjoy the show. Some stuff I want to mention: AWA was started in the Bay Area, I was wrong. And the importance of empathy and realizing the enemy is not one race but a system within America we have to change. We have to be careful not to weaponize our cause against anyone else; everyone’s experience is valid and their own. Below I linked a bunch of resources for more information. There are also sites where you can report hate crimes and get legal help.

If you have a story you would like to share, leave a comment down below….and you know, do the like and subscribe thing.

                                   ***Resources***

Asians With Attitudes Website:
https://asianswithattitudes.com/

Stop AAPI Hate Website:
https://stopaapihate.org/

OCA – Asian Pacific America Advocates Hate Crime Report:
https://www.aapihatecrimes.org/

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (A non-profit for legal help): https://www.napaba.org/

Asian American Bar Association of New York (if you want to get lawyered up?): https://www.aabany.org/page/933

                               ***News Articles***

Time: How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence –
https://time.com/5947603/how-to-help-fight-anti-asian-violence/

Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Tell Your Story. Help Us Track Hate
https://www.standagainsthatred.org/stories

CNN: Why Hate Crime Data Can’t Capture the True Scope of Anti-Asian Violence
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/18/us/hate-crime-reporting-anti-asian-violence/index.html

PBS: What Advocates and Lawmakers Are Doing to Address Growing Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-advocates-and-lawmakers-are-doing-to-address-growing-anti-asian-hate-crimes

Timestamps
00:00 – Intros
01:23 – Xtina and Jerome’s Thoughts on the Rise in AAPI Hate Crimes
05:30 – Who are the Asian Americans? Asian Identity Crisis in America
12:12 – Hate Crimes vs Crimes of Opportunity, Daniel Wu and W. Kamau Bell Interview
17:10 – Anti-Asian Redoric (Kung-Flu), Model Minority Myth Division, and Colorism within AAPI
30:00 – What About Me? BLM vs AAPI: Trying to Understand the Divide
39:00 – AAPI Identity: What does it mean to be Asian Asian American?
46:38 – Growing Up Asian American in Visalia/Central Valley and My Experience with Racism
53:45 – You Can’t Just Blame White People or Black, Brown, Whatever People for Problems
1:00:30 – Maybe AAPI Deserves This Hate, We Brought This Upon Ourselves?
1:04:47 – Education and Exposure to Different Races and Cultures are Important!
1:12:37 – Modifying Our Language for Racists and Sympathizers, The Spectrum of Racisms
1:22:09 – Combating AAPI Conservatism: Without Empathy, People Won’t Change
1:31:00 – Standing with the AAPI Community: Who is the Enemy of the AAPI Movement?
1:38:45 – What if You’re a Bystander Witnessing a Hate Crime? Asian With Attitude
1:44:16 – Erin Telling Us About His Experience at the Stop Asian Hate Rally in Oakland
1:51:42 – Touching on the Discrimination/Racism within the Asian American Community
1:54:26 – Fetishization of Asian Women (Incel Culture) and Emasculation of Asian Males

1:58:21 – The Fetishization of Asian Males (Twink Stereotype) in the LGBQ+ Community
2:06:29 – Asians With Attitude and Stop AAPI Hate Organizing and Rallying People
2:08:00 – Closing Thoughts and Saying Goodbye

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#sorryasianparents EP11 – Bukowski Quotes, Alcohol, and Identity

Hi hi,

This is a recording I did with Capt Ahab, so the audio is a different pitch, and my rip-off graduation photo covers his image. I know it’s annoying but bear with me; it’s a good conversation. And I just learned from Google sensei that it’s bear and not bare since bare means to reveal, and to bear with someone means patience because of actual bears…..fun fact, I guess.

I mentioned this episode in ep #SAP EP09 us two and Salutationsgoodvibrations. Here we talk about identity, self-confidence, college parties, finding yourself, my love for anime and video games, and we even get to see a video of me in high school give my class a light show. We also talked a lot about “New Girl”. Like my other videos, I promise you that this will all make sense….kinda….just trust me.

If you have any stories about finding yourself or wanna share what this Bukowski quote means to you, leave a comment down below. AND!!! (I guess I’m going to have to start saying this even though it makes me cringe) if you like the video, please give me a thumbs up and a sub.

“That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” – Charles Bukowski

Timestamps
0:00:00 – Capt Ahab Reading the Bukowski Quote and Talking About College Parties
0:03:30 – Talking About “New Girl” and Finding Yourself Through Friendships/Relationships
0:12:22 – Learning Who You Are By Having Life Experiences
0:26:40 – Being True to Your Passion and Being More Open About Anime/Video Games
0:35:00 – Does a Person’s Fault Take Away From Their Achievements?
0:44:12 – Never Meet Your Heros, Shattering Your Image of People in Your Life
0:48:47 – You’re Always Growing as a Person, You Have to Fail to Find What You Want
0:56:08 – Smalltown Drama, Breaking Bro Code, and Letting Go of the Past
1:04:30 – Recapping the Episode. . .What Did We Even Talk About?

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My Insecurities at SFSU and My Love For The Stifmeister – #SAP EP09 (Clip)

In this clip, I talk about how it was hard for me to open up in college due to my high school education insecurities. It was no secret that being a child of Asian immigrants, we don’t value arts and literature as highly as “practical” subjects. *cough* math, science, doctor *cough*

Growing up, I never read for fun. I only read when school forced me to write a paper. I only read what I needed to read that I couldn’t get off SparkNotes and the early days of Wikipedia. So, entering college, I did not have a deep connection with the arts and literature. This wasn’t much of a problem during my GE-fraternity-rave-party days. But when I declared Creative Writing as a major at San Francisco State University, I was at a huge disadvantage. Thus, making me very insecure with my opinions in my classes. I was not as well read as some of my writing peers.

Of course, being the immature person I was, I took this very personally and lashed out in my workshops and literary discourse. Instead of putting myself out there and trying to participate, I instead choose to try and play a stereotype, what those “hipster” kids in my classes probably thought of me. Yes, I know, I was stupid. But hey, we are always learning and growing, right?

Well, anyway, I hope you enjoy this clip about my painful journey into the arts. If you are also felt like college was intimidating let me know down below…or if you also wanna share your love for Seann William Scott or country music line dancing or WHATEVER!!!

*This video is a clip from #SAP EP09 “Going All The Way” by Charles Bukowski poem discussion with Cpt Ahab & Salutationsandgoodvibrations. So the audio is still distorted and Cpt Ahab picture was replaced. And yes, I know the thumbnail isn’t grammatically correct.

*This video is a clip from #SAP EP09 “Going All The Way” by Charles Bukowski poem discussion with Cpt Ahab & Salutationsandgoodvibrations. So the audio is still distorted and Cpt Ahab picture was replaced. And yes, I know the thumbnail isn’t grammatically correct.

 

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#sorryasianparents EP10 – Unlearning the Lies We Learned (This is 30)

Hi hi,

It’s no secret that getting older sucks. Having already survived a year or two as thirty-year-olds, we all know that the memes of random aches and pains are true. However, one of the things about growing up is that we have come to learn that the things we learned while growing up turned out to be not true…Whew, that’s a mouth full. What I meant was: as we got older, we realized some of the things we learned turned out to be lies.

In this video, Salutationsandgoodvibrations, Brooke, Juju, and I discuss some of the things we had to unlearn as we got older. Of course, all of this sounds pretty gloomy. But don’t worry, our (or mainly mine) cautionary tales are wrapped in a blanket of warm laughter. Cuz, you know, the 30s are supposed to be the best years of your life…or so they say.

So let’s have some fun and complain, like the old souls we are. For there is no better time than now to channel our inner “ I am too old for this shit” Roger Murtaugh (from the Lethal Weapon movies) and poke fun at our decaying bodies.

ALSO!!!! I have corrected some of the information I said in the video. On the screen will be some CORRECTIONS THAT I HAVE MADE.

If you’ve ever laughed at a Life Alert meme but then felt like it hit too close to home, then feel free to share your story below.

 

Timestamps
00:00 – Cold Open
00:34 – Introductions To Everyone
01:43 – Ted Cruz Memes And The Movie Titanic
06:00 – When We Realized We Aren’t Young Anymore (MILF AV)
16:45 – High School Friends, And Xanga, And MySpace
28:00 – Being Immature In High School
30:24 – Don’t Creep On Girls On The DanceFloor and Going To A Gay Club
35:02 – Disadvantageous Expectations For Our 30s (And D!cK Pic Rant)
46:10 – Blame It On Society, Sexuality, And The Gay Agenda
51:28 – Is Technology Catching Up To Hate In America Or Is This A New Movement?
55:15 – American Dream? Model Minority? Us vs Them? Unlearning Racist History
1:13:21 – Oh Visalia, We Talk Smack But We Still Love The Central Valley
1:21:12 – Thai Music Looks Like A Slowmotion Lightshow
1:25:19 – Dating In Your 30s And Kids (Recommended Tinder/Bumble Settings)
1:37:04 – Juju Love Story, Blackout Wednesdays In Visalia, And Hangovers In Your 30s
1:44:46 – Closing Remarks And Saying Goodbye

 

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