My Asian-American Identity Crisis

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  • 2:39 It's refreshing hearing this kind of common sense on the internet every now and then lol. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    Pool-AidPool-Aid3 dakika önce
  • I'm pretty sure that's Connor's voice

    probanoprobano4 dakika önce
  • Me:* speaks English* My parents: *speak Vietnamese* Also my parents: why won’t you speak in Vietnamese? Me:*explains in English* My parents:???

    Xx Tipsy- Lily xXXx Tipsy- Lily xX37 dakika önce
  • I hate being Korean but I also hate being an American. I’ve never been to Korea and I hate Korea. I was born and raised in America and I hate America.

    2FIVE2FIVE41 dakika önce
  • Wtf u are frisk

    Amon RezendeAmon Rezende46 dakika önce
  • I feel the exact same way at this current moment. I am trilingual and i know french english ad dutch. English is my mane but it use to be french and dutch is the last. I have this feeling with bither french and dutch but i have french family AND i have social anxiety witch adds even more problems cuz i HATE visiting them.

    Cléo McGoughCléo McGough59 dakika önce
  • Oh man! I have never found a more relatable TRvisionr!!! I'm also Korean American and I also have the same language situation as you. I can understand Korean pretty ok, but my parents took that as SHE KNOWS KOREAN! But I actually just got used to answering whatever they said back in English. I even remember having some kids in elementary school asking if I was Chinese or Japanese, and I was like I'm actually American, but my ethic background is yeah. I'm super glad I found another TRvisionr like me!

    Phoebe AhnPhoebe AhnSaatler önce
  • I'm going through the same thing but instead of Korean it's actually Portuguese😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    Moonlight123Moonlight123Saatler önce
  • i wish i went to school with you XD cause my grandma is korean but moved here with a grandpa

    :Gacha galaxy::Gacha galaxy:Saatler önce
  • Wow, that is how I feel rn. I'm Korean but I never really lived there(until when I was 11 and I felt so discouraged cause my Korean was so bad) and unlike the rest of my family I suck at Korean and it's my fault. I just dislike using Korean and I don't know how to actually learn it now because I'm scared it's too late. If I start now I'm gonna look like an idiot since my Korean is so bad. I don't really know how my Korean is going to end up by the time I'm an adult but I'm going to hope for the best.

    ItzSophItzSoph2 saatler önce
  • Im Korean too

    pizza facepizza face3 saatler önce
  • You look like uraraka ochako from my hero academia if she had long hai

    Shrey_AshShrey_Ash3 saatler önce
  • i am half brasilian. I used to talk portughese really well, but since is almost 9 years that i don't visit brasil it is getting every time worst to me to talk, and i feel so bad whene i have to write in english on instagram to my cousing becouse i don't know how to write in portughese

    Giorgia BuonincontroGiorgia Buonincontro3 saatler önce
  • this hit way too close to home

    Hyunseo LeeHyunseo Lee3 saatler önce
  • We *literally* must be sisters

    Hailey HeartHailey Heart4 saatler önce
  • I'm from Hong Kong and I go to an international school. When I'd visit the USA or the UK people would go like "OMG HOW ARE YOU SO GOOD IN ENGLISH YOU SPEAK IT PERFECTLY WITHOUT ANY WEIRD GRAMMAR ERRORS AND ACCENTS" and when I'd visit China people would go like "OMG HOW ARE YOU SO GOOD IN CHINESE YOU SPEAK IT PERFECTLY WITHOUT ANY WEIRD GRAMMAR ERRORS AND ACCENTS". Once in this Chinese speech competition, the judge said I spoke perfect Chinese, expecting me to have a random Hong Kong accent. Once in this camp in the USA, people would be surprised on how accurate my English would be. At first I did feel proud about it, but now I find it weird and kind of annoying and I feel mean about having this weird talent...

    Grace MAGrace MA4 saatler önce
  • FINALLY I CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO RELATE WITH ..... expect my mother language is Bangla.

    M ParvezM Parvez4 saatler önce
  • Omg...i know im late but, I can relate to this ssoo much. Like, im a filipino, but im so used to speaking english that it is becoming somewhat my mother language at this point. And its really frustratin and embarassing whenever people talk to me, cause im having a hard time understanding them and they would always try and teach me, but im so used to speaking english that its so hard to learn and understand at this point. And i would feel bad every now and then cause they'd always say that 'you should learn how to speak our language cause it is our nature and culture.' But i mean i can somewhat understand them but im just having a hard time with the grammar and talking back to them using our language....

    White RoseWhite Rose4 saatler önce
  • Idk why but when I watch Emirichu for the first time, I think of 2 things: 1.This is a great video. 2.Starcraft

    Ehi KEhi K4 saatler önce
  • i need help drawing hair for my oc soo if you can help plz do :)

    Kieran NaylorKieran Naylor4 saatler önce
  • Yeah at least y'all are normal, I'm literally half Chinese half Turkish

    Le_MochiLe_Mochi6 saatler önce
  • I really feel this as an Indian living in Canada with my mom not knowing any English and me not knowing any Hindi to speak with others Indian ppl is struggle

    Rosewood gachaRosewood gacha6 saatler önce
  • Ah yes ppl thinking I am not Asian because I don't have a accent One of the classic things

    Rosewood gachaRosewood gacha6 saatler önce
  • it’s the same with me because I don’t know Russian

    Megan SpiteriMegan Spiteri6 saatler önce
  • I live in Ireland but my Irish is not great

    Crispy KeoghCrispy Keogh7 saatler önce
  • My aunt blamed my mother for my lack of Korean fluency when we visited Korea. I could understand for the most part that my aunt was upset and blatantly insulting my mother and me. I used google translate to tell her, “Did you learn Korean when you were born in Korea? Cause I learned English when I was born in America. You clearly don’t seem to understand or speak English which is expected, but I can at least understand in Korean how much of a jerk you’re being right now to my mom.” She may have been family but that doesn’t excuse the blatant rudeness toward me or my mother.

    Andrew KimAndrew Kim7 saatler önce
  • I am in the same boat, but I am not Korean. I am Inupiaq or what most people think of, Eskimo. I lived up in Alaska, the most northern part of it. My whole families and I are Inupiaq. When I was young in Elementary, I mixed up my Bs and Ds. Not only that but it is a requirement to go to Inupiaq language class to teach us the language. So not only I mixed up my Bs and Ds, but the way I speak. My mom and my Aaka, grandma also Inupiaq Teacher at the Elementary school, always try to teach me to speak Inupiaq because it's important. I do my hardest to try, but I keep failing and make my mom and Aaka frustrated, so my Amau, Great Grandmother, tell them to let me speak English. Ever since then, I don't know any words then the slang words I hear from my Amau. Also my health was bad, because I have Asthma. I am Allergic to Tuttu, Caribou, Skin and that trigger my asthma and every time I try to sleep in a tent. Keep in mind, we always have a propane and a portable stove with us to keep us warm from the cold tundra. We hook up the propane and stove together to produce heat, incase people don't know *Cough* City People *Cough*. So I have a wall between me and my culture. I still live in it and I am trying my best to study Inupiaq. I will answer any questions that relates to Inupiaq culture, such as hunting, dance, and food.

    Artech StormArtech Storm8 saatler önce
  • Don't worry you can use duolingo :)

    Little Old ME? ᐛLittle Old ME? ᐛ8 saatler önce
  • I'm a Puerto Rican, but don't speak Spanish. Some of my family speak Spanish, but some of my family don't. It really bugs me that when my family speak Spanish, I don't know what they're saying. I kinda understand it when I was like, a baby, but now, not anymore. But I would prefer to speak English because it's easier to understand, although I would love to speak Spanish.

    Tilson Cruz 2Tilson Cruz 29 saatler önce
  • Yeah Iam the same I CANT SPEAK FILIPINO!!!

    James MaddatuJames Maddatu9 saatler önce
  • 7:20 made me really mad

    Loopy :DLoopy :D10 saatler önce
  • My parents tried to make me learn chinese the same way, by talking to me in it. Then they later started to force me to respond in chinese at around age 5 cause I would just respond in english...but even though I'm fluent in both languages it still upsets me when people just expect me to be able to know

    The mighty œufThe mighty œuf11 saatler önce
  • When he said he does not have the balls to look back but i he is a girl... so... wait...

    Xyqueen faye AlumbroXyqueen faye Alumbro12 saatler önce
  • Watch legend of korra if not us fans will freak out again

    Reyes ReyesReyes Reyes12 saatler önce
  • Wonder why her drawing looks like a anime. I wish i can draw that well.

    Xyqueen faye AlumbroXyqueen faye Alumbro12 saatler önce
  • I've always been jealous of bilingual people and people who grew up around multiple cultures. It made my life seem boring and bland.

    shurikenstormXshurikenstormX12 saatler önce
  • Thank you for opening up to us 🥺

    cloudy thinkercloudy thinker12 saatler önce
  • Like fashion design or potential career for disney? No Why If you sing happy birthday and uploaded online disney can legally sue you for copyo

    KMSyahid 123KMSyahid 12312 saatler önce
  • I can relate but it’s stupid

    The CrusaderThe Crusader12 saatler önce
  • I did that to

    LENA VANLENA VAN12 saatler önce
  • God, this hits hard. Okay, getting personal, I'm fully Hispanic but grew up in the US. Naturally, I grew up with English, especially since I was the youngest of my family. It was the language I was and am most comfortable in. I talked to everyone and family in English, even if they spoke back in Spanish. However, I grew farther and farther from my native language as I saw others around me being more open with it. I didn't connect with classmates, not with friends, and not with family. My family began to criticize me for not speaking the language. They made fun of me for not speaking it. They kept comparing me to others. They grew more disappointed with me and more humiliated by me. Obviously, it turned me off and away rather than motivate me to learn. It really hurt, and I felt and still feel like I've disappointed everyone- myself, mostly. After years of criticism and joking and disappointment, I couldn't find it in me to speak it at all. Whenever I was put on the spot to answer my grandparents or family, I'd just cry of intense fear and couldn't utter a word. Haven't visited Mexico in years, too. We will be soon, but I'm so terrified when I shouldn't be. I'm a very prideful person, part of a very prideful family, but all of this made me resent my roots. Family events aren't the same, I can't listen to Spanish music without being reminded, and I can't watch Latino-influenced shows without remembering everything too. Sometimes I wish I was just born white, or reborn with another chance to prove to my family that I'm not a disappointment. What sucks is I'm still a kid, yet I hold regret, anger, and disappointment in my roots and myself. I can't just run away from this either, I'm reminded every single day. Everyone says "just learn it," but after years of negativity, I just can't bring myself to without having a breakdown. - Oh, hey! Welcome to my life story, and if you've read this far, wow. I solute you.

    pupsterpupster12 saatler önce
  • ATTENTION BOYS, it has come to my attention that emirichu is a female weeb. Meaning that it has been scientifically proven that she is violently racist and most likely has a penis. Thank you for listening.

    Admant TvAdmant Tv12 saatler önce
  • I love your art style!

    Relsa7 SRelsa7 S13 saatler önce
  • Same..... but Vietnamese

    {•Hariku Machi Gacha•}{•Hariku Machi Gacha•}13 saatler önce
  • I’m Hawaiian and Black. I have mostly black features so even though Im half Hawaiian a lot of people deny my Hawaiian heritage. It got frustrating so I started to resent being Black because it felt like a barrier to my acceptance. It took me a long time to break that mentality. I really identify with her shame of proudly calling herself a twinky cause I used to do the same but with the word Oreo. I’m much older so Ive learned from past mistakes but its still embarrassing.

    rysiskailepairysiskailepai13 saatler önce
  • I can relate to this a lot seeing as my mother's side of the family is also Asian (Filipino). Being born and raised in america i naturally learned English as my primary language. My grandmother has brought my brother and I to the Philippines a couple of times to meet family members and having not learned the national language (Tagalog) it made things a bit awkward.

    thetruckingcarguythetruckingcarguy13 saatler önce
  • it has been a month are you okay

    Blue rage0Blue rage015 saatler önce
  • Kind of like me. But growing up in a white town, I felt super Asian to the point that I thought I don't really fit in with the Western culture. Then I took a job in Asia and thought I was going to fit in a lot better. Turns out I was way wrong. My white colleague translated everything for me lol. But I spoke to my friend about this and she said that I don't need to fit in either culture. Asian American is also a culture and I fit in there.

    youtube spectatoryoutube spectator15 saatler önce
  • Felt this. I had a Spanish-Peruvian identity crisis at the age of 7 LIKE- I WAS STILL A KID WITH NO LIFE EXPERIENCE

    Kaori :bKaori :b16 saatler önce
  • This is how i feel about being Mexican... We should be friends!

    Eva CastanedaEva Castaneda16 saatler önce
  • I'm actually half Portugese. My mom is Portugese and my Father went on a mission there. A lot of their family friends also had lds missions in Portugal so there is always a lot of portugese in the house. That's not what makes me uncomfortable. What makes me uncomfortable is the fact that everyone in my family knows and/or has had a highschool spanish class and I've never taken it. The language I've done is ASL and I don't even know how to sign it anymore. This video helped a lot with my small seed of doubt that was growing so thank you for that. I love your videos and can't wait for more.

    Brent CroftBrent Croft16 saatler önce

    Texas TimTexas Tim16 saatler önce
  • I like how I recognized "Arirang Hill" immediately without hesitation because I once sang it in choir. I forgot that was a Korean folk song.

    EccentrigamerEccentrigamer16 saatler önce
  • You did fine on this. Thank you for sharing it.

    SGT_S4und3r5SGT_S4und3r517 saatler önce
  • Mortal of the story:chose your own path

    Potato YTPotato YT19 saatler önce
  • Wow so wholesome 💕

    Potato YTPotato YT19 saatler önce
  • watch Charlotte, no regrets

    Busyspartan1Busyspartan119 saatler önce
  • I’m half Asian-Hispanic. Anyone?

    Nia SotoNia Soto19 saatler önce
  • I'm Asian I'm Vietnamese “chao” which is hi

    KhaThi PhanKhaThi Phan19 saatler önce
  • This is totally off-topic but did you see the new fruits basket ? They are currently remaking it and it is already on season 2 TwT

    Miss ameisteMiss ameiste19 saatler önce
  • Emirichu when the next girl crushes with Didus and erold story

    Andre HAndre H19 saatler önce
  • My main language is Spanish but something similar happened to me. I have been in USA for 2 years and I know a lot of English but my Spanish is getting worse but thats fine because I can still practice Spanish and sorry if this is long

    kira mizumikira mizumi20 saatler önce
  • Ik wut u mean man, im mexican and i dont know spanish so i feel like if i mess up i might make a fool of myself. i barely understand spanish so it feels awkward when i talk to my relatives and i feel embarrassed bc every time they ask my mom if i speak spanish she says no and i feel so humiliated. i just wish i was more “mexican.” 😔

    Isabella MartinezIsabella Martinez20 saatler önce
  • I call 911 if you post inipropiat video

    NERDYEA DUDesNERDYEA DUDes21 saatler önce
  • And don't post inipropiat videos

    NERDYEA DUDesNERDYEA DUDes21 saatler önce
  • Spoiler deku dies from shikarky from my hero acidemia

    NERDYEA DUDesNERDYEA DUDes21 saatler önce
  • As a first generation asian american, I have felt the same exact way. I moved to Hawaii a few years ago and there is an Asian/Pacific Islander American majority here and most of us here only speak one language. Being east asian in Hawaii is being assumed to be a local who belongs here and you never get the “Where are you from? “question. I hope you can visit Hawaii someday, I think you will feel very comfortable in your own skin.

    Super CalifragilisticSuper Califragilistic22 saatler önce
  • As a half-Japanese half-American, I really connected with this video. I do know some Japanese, but it's definitely child-level and very embarrassingly influenced by's such a special weird feeling as a halfie, where "our" culture doesn't feel "ours". We constantly worry that we'll make noob mistakes, and we actually DO make noob mistakes, and it makes us feel that you don't have a right to call that culture ours. But it's not entirely NOT ours, either...ahhh! We are in this weird grey zone, always half legitimate, half faking it.

    Sarah TachibanaSarah Tachibana22 saatler önce
  • I kinda know what you man though I'm Nigerian and I never really knew how to speak Yoruba I know some words but though but I'm still very awful and speaking my original language

  • My Mom: eat da asian fruit Me: But i dont want it >:0 My mom: oh so you don't like being asian Me: WaIT WHAT I DO LIKE BEING ASIAN >:0 .....Ok bye

    ♡ Lil Boba Tea ♡♡ Lil Boba Tea ♡22 saatler önce
My Asian-American Identity Crisis