Losing My identity in Korea

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  • VirgoGoGirl
    VirgoGoGirl 8 месяцев назад +13066

    It's so funny to me how people expect immigrants to assimilate to their own culture and "speak English blah blah blah" but if someone western moves to another country and respects their culture and assimilates then zomg she's trying to be someone else blah blah. It's so dumb. I'm glad you found yourself Megan! I agree with everything you say. Ignore the haters and do you :3

    • UltraViolet InfraRed
      UltraViolet InfraRed 16 дней назад

      VirgoGoGirl

    • A. Banana
      A. Banana 2 месяца назад +1

      I just thought about that. My dad is Haitian and I'm a black American. I feel like I get put in a box. I speak fluent English, grew up eating American food, went to public schools, and had a mixed group of friends. I get tired of people asking me where I'm from and making me feel that I must claim to be Haitian when I've never been to Haiti. All I know is America. Why isn't that enough?

    • Taehyun TV
      Taehyun TV 2 месяца назад

      Kenneth Ferland yeah it's called xenophobia

    • Rose Chang
      Rose Chang 2 месяца назад

      Kenneth Ferland

    • Kenneth Ferland
      Kenneth Ferland 4 месяца назад +3

      In America we have such a cultural narrative and pride tied to the idea that people only immigrate (come in) but never emigrate (go out). Most would say it's some kind of betrayal. And this is before we get into any cultural assimilation issues.

  • James Meyer
    James Meyer 10 часов назад

    Wow I didn’t know she was black

  • Celly Jordan
    Celly Jordan 2 дня назад

    Yooooo it's called immigrating. What else is she supposed to do. When people tell me I've picked up typical German traits, I'm like "girl I've lived here for 18 years".

  • Ashes Xxxx
    Ashes Xxxx 4 дня назад

    You DON'T have to explain yourself.

  • The Black Lotus
    The Black Lotus 6 дней назад

    Who care what ppl think. Just like a lot ppl in U.S. who came from another country after live here (U.S.) for long time they dress like American standard and if u don't you'll stand out. So ppl who said that you're tried to look Korean they're simply jealous and always have some negative things to say about someone else. BTW, ur look beautiful, funny and I love ur personality.😍 keep up ur good work.

  • Alexis Smith
    Alexis Smith 6 дней назад +1

    Don't listen to the haters. I love you girl.
    Also, note how many Americans say "You should speak English before you come to America?" "If you come to America, you should try to be more American." But if you move to Korea you get hate for adapting to your environment? Do you, girl.

  • ayu 98
    ayu 98 7 дней назад

    I think its more of the idea of human nature of wanting to conform to the society you're in. To be whats considered normal in that community. I've moved around alot so I feel like I have some validity to this sort of opinion. But then again everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

  • Alejandra Ramirez
    Alejandra Ramirez 7 дней назад

    GURLLL YOUR SO PRETTY 😻‼️

  • Olive Bouapha
    Olive Bouapha 9 дней назад

    Do you! You look gorgeous and I love Korean style and beauty trends.

  • pepesfrau
    pepesfrau 10 дней назад

    Be you! ❤

  • Mønstah
    Mønstah 11 дней назад

    where did u bought ur bralette??
    btw good vid like it was ur choice living there and u being curious 😂😂 + gettin the "western style or hair and stuf" would not be so mainstream and normal there cause they have their own thing

  • Engy Moner
    Engy Moner 12 дней назад

    girl you are so beautiful and u r free to do whatever you want , love you btw

  • simplekyotolife
    simplekyotolife 12 дней назад

    YOU ARE AMAZING, good vibes from a latina immigrant in Kyoto Japan. You're so funny and smart; keep the good vibes :)

  • Julie Stillman
    Julie Stillman 13 дней назад

    They're just mad that they're stuck in their hometown and can't/won't leave. There's a whole wide world with different cultures that anyone can try a few things out to see if they like it and not in a culture appropriation way but in appreciation type of way. Keep doing you. I hope I'll be lucky to run into you when I PCS next year to South Korea. Love your videos.

  • Bewitched
    Bewitched 13 дней назад

    Oh shit you're black?! Lol. Wooooh you look whiter than me. Sorry this is the 1st time im seeing you. But yeah when you live in a certain place you will be influenced by the area you live in. Its common sense.. duh. who cares. If i lived in freakin europe i would prob follow more of their fashions as well.

  • Corona84
    Corona84 14 дней назад

    So being Afro-American is all about having dark skin? Aaaahaaaa.

  • oidalli
    oidalli 14 дней назад

    haters can kiss your ass girl, i love you either way

  • danielle villa
    danielle villa 15 дней назад

    Dam megan finally saying what we all think

  • Samune Zimi
    Samune Zimi 15 дней назад

    Love the outfit btw! :)

  • sayuri122589
    sayuri122589 15 дней назад

    I think you did great! I love that you were able to go to another country and make a life for yourself plus speaking the language with ease! I say do you girl!🙌🙌🙌 I hope I can do the same after I get out of school.✌️😁

  • IceC Bell
    IceC Bell 16 дней назад

    I love your boobs.. :3

  • Ann Dougherty
    Ann Dougherty 17 дней назад

    GIRL YOUR PERFECT.... DON'T CONCERN URSELF WITH SILLY COMMENTS,YOU DO YOU :) IT'S YOUR LIFE AND ADVENTURE ,LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST,HAVE A BLAST :)

  • Dex-dex
    Dex-dex 17 дней назад

    Go get some sun?
    Who likes getting burnt?

  • Alana Geraskina
    Alana Geraskina 18 дней назад

    Okay I look up to you so much. I’d KILL to be you. Haters can take a seat!! Ya beauty!

  • GabyTk10
    GabyTk10 19 дней назад

    When I first started to watch your video I liked them because you were funny but know you're just a girl spending her money and trying to get more. You've turned yourself into a plastic doll and I don't like that, too bad Korea didn't do good to you

  • Jenevy Maramba
    Jenevy Maramba 19 дней назад

    Well for me,you're beautiful and you're just being yourself..❤

  • Georgiie
    Georgiie 19 дней назад

    I just want to say.. even if you actually did want to be more Korean, so what?
    That doesn't make you not African American as well.
    It's also no one else's life, choice or business.
    I love ya girl
    You do you!

  • Martina Ingle
    Martina Ingle 24 дня назад

    I found your account like 2 months ago(?), but I think you can wear what you want, so I like the fact that you don't care about people who write to you that you aren't who you were before.
    I saw some your old videos and some new videos and your personality is the same, but they're the true superficial people, because they think you're changed only because your style it's different.
    Anyway, I really like your videos and your style!💖

  • toshiba mendez
    toshiba mendez 25 дней назад

    it's really too bad that you feel you have to explain your lifestyle to people who do not pay your bills.

  • 3legged Kitten
    3legged Kitten 26 дней назад

    The best point you're making is that wearing contacts, dressing a certain style etc. doesn't magically make you Korean! Being a person from Korea entails much more than their outer appearance and reducing them to that is disrespectful and dumb. Nobody ever complains about you picking up things like different ways of social interaction or something like that.
    Having said that, even if you were actively trying to be more like the Koreans around you because you feel more at home in their culture than in the one you were born into - what's wrong with that? You wouldn't be hurting anyone.

  • Ki-hyeon Tammora
    Ki-hyeon Tammora 27 дней назад +1

    I think it is good if you want to be Korean. There is no wrong in pride of ones own identity in most cases but I think issue arises if you place your identity of more importance than Korea (of assumption you are permanent resident). Of my opinion, I think foreigners who want to live in Korea should assimilate and make effort to belong. I fear if foreigners are encouraged to place their identity more important than Korea, it will encourage ethnic separatism in macro-scale because that is the general result historically. I have noticed many immigrants in Europe do not make effort to integrate but Europeans integrate for them; I do not want same situation in Korea. Foreigners who move to Korea for desire to change Korea for them should leave.

    • Will
      Will 22 дня назад +1

      Most Koreans that come to the United States do not change, they do not hang out or socialize with other people and stay to themselves in their own Korean culture.

  • Taylor Malonson
    Taylor Malonson Месяц назад

    Girl, shake off all them haters. Ain't nothing wrong with your brows, or boobs, or skin tone. Half the girls in America worship Kim Kardashian. And she's gotten a whooole lot more worked on than you have. As for your brows, mine are naturally that straight, and I'm of Irish decent. Keep being you💜

  • Ami Doukoure
    Ami Doukoure Месяц назад

    Wait she's African american???😲😲

  • Kasea Alari
    Kasea Alari Месяц назад

    Why do people not learn the language before going to the country? They should just learn the language the way you did if they're going to live there.

  • Ashin Kalladanthyil
    Ashin Kalladanthyil Месяц назад

    Hello I just subscribed! I have a theory as to why people are making those comments. I am assuming that these people have watched you from the beginning therefore, they came to know your channel initially as videos from a straight-out-the-plane American who is trying to figure things out in Korea. However, it is totally natural for someone to assimilate (to whatever extent they please) into another culture. Furthermore, people of that country must really appreciate the efforts you have made in order to integrate. For example, you brought up the fact they have commented on how well you speak the native tongue. Hopefully, people who continue to watch your videos will understand this as well and take to heart what you were conveying in your video and leave you be... love your videos!

  • anubis phantomhive
    anubis phantomhive Месяц назад

    I want to say that.. what the fuck they want from you ?? are they jalouse of your beauty or something those haters ? you do what you want and wear what you like. I'm sure if they were you they will probably do the same. Shame on them for saying that. I like what you do and your thought and your responses to them. You are young, you have a great job and you're enjoying your life more than them probably. These people who are saying all the time " no racism pls we are all equal we should do the same and be all together " my ass these hypocrites. I hope that you're enjoying your day and having a great time there. Don't change

  • Rouxana Mansoor
    Rouxana Mansoor Месяц назад

    Suscribe!! ;)

  • candy blossem
    candy blossem Месяц назад

    Honesty I've never seen a video from you so I watched this one for a bit and then went to some of your old videos and you do look complete different. You sound and act the same but you just look vastly different. This isn't bad at all, just something I noticed

  • Pingkan MK
    Pingkan MK Месяц назад

    I'm asian. N she done her boobs is more American thn korean.lol We asian tend to hv smaller boobs n shorter. Weird ppl said she's tryin to bcome more korean just bcoz of lenses n bigger boobs. 😂

  • Lucrezio Borgia
    Lucrezio Borgia Месяц назад

    You are so beautiful,,., your skin is amazing... beautiful flawless like a princess

  • Kash Brexter
    Kash Brexter Месяц назад

    Some African American women just get jealous and envious. You have always been this skin color, you are you, nothing can change that. 😃😃😃

  • bruna leote
    bruna leote Месяц назад

    Love your top so bad ❤️❤️

  • Lydia Burns
    Lydia Burns Месяц назад +1

    You know 'people' kill me...All this 'she's trying to be this or that' or 'she doesn't want to be American or Black'..#1 Do these people actually KNOW you? Watching or subscribing to a channel does not constitute knowing someone..
    Number#2 So what if you are? So what? Have any of your choices triggered the end of humanity..??Omigod, stop. If her choices for personal change and growth offends or upsets..Wow. Number#3 Get your own life.🙁

  • dont doit
    dont doit Месяц назад

    do your thing.

  • Peace Love
    Peace Love Месяц назад

    I think your FABULOUS...period!😁

  • wand cosmos
    wand cosmos Месяц назад

    I just LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are one amazing human being - smart, strong, intelligent, adventurous, brave, inspiring and beautiful. Keep it up. You are doing great!

  • Monica Chavez
    Monica Chavez Месяц назад

    Megan is so beautiful I can't even believe people would say that

  • Yazmin Vicario
    Yazmin Vicario Месяц назад

    You do you girl, I’ve been watching you since you had around 10k subscribers(?) and all I gotta say is your skin color hasn’t really changed much, your personality hasn’t changed at all, your makeup has but that’s because you like to change your looks. I FREAKING hate people who like to think they have a say in what you should do, how you should be like.
    I’m glad you don’t gaf about what they say. HATERS GONNA HATE

  • PhanefromBabylone
    PhanefromBabylone Месяц назад

    ... Sometimes I don't understand americans people ...
    Why is always about the ethnicities ? Why people can be just more open minded about that ?

  • Danny 101
    Danny 101 Месяц назад

    I absolutely love her outfit in this video.

  • tzuyu쯔위 yoda
    tzuyu쯔위 yoda Месяц назад

    We East Asian people are also a bit self-center though, in japan older people often say” foreigners they don’t know our culture, if they become Japanese they will ruin our culture “so that’s also the reason why changing your nationality into korean/Japanese is extremely hard but in the US it’s not that hard
    But nowadays nationality is not a big deal anymore

  • Rem Natsuki
    Rem Natsuki Месяц назад

    Her outfit on point

  • LeagueOfFangirls
    LeagueOfFangirls Месяц назад

    Isn't eyebrow tattooing the same as microblading or whatever...in the US? Why does that make people think she is trying to he korean when its a trend in the US too? SMDH

  • J Rush
    J Rush Месяц назад

    So.. Do you take pride in being a black women though? Just wondering really

  • Mama Cooks
    Mama Cooks Месяц назад

    U look nice ignore the haters xxx

  • Kristin Wilson
    Kristin Wilson Месяц назад

    This video is so relatable

  • lara TP
    lara TP Месяц назад

    Not a fan of u but also not a hater. but this video is so on point. thank u

  • Shelby Rojo
    Shelby Rojo Месяц назад

    I think you’re the best! You look great, and you wear whatever you want to wear! Whatever makes you comfortable!😂😊

  • Yaas Aaab
    Yaas Aaab Месяц назад

    I used to watch your videos back in 2011 i think, and id keep tabs on your life in Korea cuz i thought it was interesting. I do agree that you have changed, however.........who doesn't change when they have lived somewhere for 5 years....you begin to realize more things about yourself from a different societal perspective. in north america, we are told to be accepting to change, and to keep an open mind about people wanting to express themselves the way they choose, regardless of where you are or where you are from. Re visiting your channel made me see how much you've become a stronger independent woman, who knows what she likes, dislikes, wants and not want in or out of her life, and there is nothing wrong with that.

  • Danielle Dené
    Danielle Dené Месяц назад

    Love your videos!

  • amysimonbiz
    amysimonbiz 2 месяца назад

    Wow those comments those people left were pretty racist. My first response to each one when you read them was WTF??????!!!!!?!??! Megan you obviously have a beautiful heart and it's awesome that you've embraced your adopted homeland! Keep up with just being your happy (sometimes goofy) self! Hey from Montana!

  • YJ Klee
    YJ Klee 2 месяца назад

    Ignore the haters Megan! You're still the same Megan as before, still awesome, funny and gorgeous!!
    People are always so nosy and quick to judge when it's NONE of their business.
    Keep doing you, you're perfect the way you are 😊

  • Shaik Nikhath
    Shaik Nikhath 2 месяца назад

    You actually don't need to give anyone any explanation, just be what you are. Loads of love from an Indian sister 😍

  • Lin Xioh
    Lin Xioh 2 месяца назад

    What about Dreads? People goes crazy when Asian people wears dreads.

  • Glenda relli
    Glenda relli 2 месяца назад

    Megan...keep on soaring! Proud of you...

  • Glenda relli
    Glenda relli 2 месяца назад

    You are "doing a great job" that's right...do you Megan, proud of you!!!!!

  • Monique Kearney
    Monique Kearney 2 месяца назад

    You look great, and your spirit is the same. Let them hate.

  • Sterling S Mtr
    Sterling S Mtr 2 месяца назад

    1st I'm going say.. I'm African American that is Wiccan, goth (more) that listens to rock music (all music). I am being myself, diverse in every area. It doesn't mean I want to be white or what have you. Its other people that impose that ridiculous statement. Youre the "whitest black girl" :/ I just like what I like and I am being me. I've always been into the creepy and weird and magickal. I never paid attention (persay) to color until our people made a big deal out of it. (off topic but on )
    I think you should ignore the haters , continue being you!! No one else is paying your bills or have to live your life!.
    And I have to say- HOW DARE YOU say you don't like the 90's!! Lol You are looking kind of 90's is with the mesh top!! I'm not hating, I love the outfit! ;) I didn't like the skinny eyebrows either though. lol
    I have to point out too - So should I or you be wearing a dashiki, Koreans wearing Hanbok, Irish wearing kilts? Fashion belongs to everone. Hairstyles belong to everyone!

  • Hope Johnson
    Hope Johnson 2 месяца назад

    So... I'm a cosplayer and I have over 15 pairs of circle lenses. I wear them even when I am not cosplaying. Does that make me Korean? I don't think so. (Even though I would love to live in Korea)

  • Rebecca White
    Rebecca White 2 месяца назад

    It really just seems like you're looking for an identity

  • Babz Gray
    Babz Gray 2 месяца назад

    Be you bobo

  • asTraFS
    asTraFS 2 месяца назад

    Don't mind them megan. People have Been Judging for centuries. You're awesome and You Know it. Do whatever makes You happy

  • Noble Strength
    Noble Strength 2 месяца назад

    I liked how you addressed the unfavorable comments made by some viewers. You are very intelligent in your thought process. That is why you are successful and inspiring. I really enjoy your videos.

  • 우주빛
    우주빛 2 месяца назад

    You are free. We are all free. And I like you and support you.

  • Yassine Boukrain
    Yassine Boukrain 2 месяца назад

    Megan ur a good person who is trying to live the life hé want ur a willing person i like that so much i wish i can meet som day and thank u for Évry thing u thought US y ou chaired with us ur korean expérience witch rrly changée my thought about isian country ans their life style

  • sharon muoki
    sharon muoki 2 месяца назад

    Personally i am a new fan and i don't see what issue people are addressing with their comments.......doesn't someone's style change with places?

  • Meka Meka
    Meka Meka 2 месяца назад

    Megan it's so sad that you even had to make this type of video. I think your awesome, and kuddos for moving to a foreign country and doing your thang.

  • Art Ismyname
    Art Ismyname 2 месяца назад

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 show them who's Queen

  • Claudia Iniguez
    Claudia Iniguez 2 месяца назад

    You're fine just the way you are. People evolve all the time. It's can be through age or the area where they live at. That's what so beautiful about humans we can adapt to our surroundings in any climate or lifestyle. It's been scientifically proven. People can just be so ignorant. You do you. I like you as a person with an awesome personality and your ethnicity has nothing to do with me following you. I will keep watching you as long as you do videos.

  • Metty Catt
    Metty Catt 2 месяца назад

    Megan are you vegan? Pls can you do a video on your fitness routine, you look so healthy and fit girl!

  • Dandre Lewis
    Dandre Lewis 2 месяца назад

    Do U Shorty fuck tha haters.

  • Howard Kim
    Howard Kim 2 месяца назад

    Most ppl are closed minded. You would think ppl in America would be open but it's quite the opposite. I just saw a few of your videos and props to you. I think it's great that you are open to the Korean culture. I notice that when I'm in Korea I'm more friendly but when I'm in ny it's easy to notice how mean ppl r here. Keep doing you. 👍

  • Xavier hillard
    Xavier hillard 2 месяца назад

    Baby I swear I love you u so fuckin sexy do yo thing boo I'm black bae I wish I could meet you I would love you forever

  • Ana
    Ana 2 месяца назад

    They are probably just low key jealous of how pretty you are

  • khatia potskhverashvili
    khatia potskhverashvili 2 месяца назад

    megan i think you are wonderful, you create interesting life for yourself , you live how you want and belive me, many people want to be like you. i think you dont losing your identity,you found it and its great ^_^ .

  • Yummie Pan
    Yummie Pan 2 месяца назад

    I realized that once a youtuber do a plastic surgery or something like this, his/her channel turn more like a beauty channel. Like its been a long time i watched megan's channel, but watching her touching/shaking her boobs three times only because she got them done, i remembered other youtubers that became similar(not about boobs but about loove focus on theur surgery) only because they got surgery.
    Usually i dont pay attention to white people saying they are black only because her parents are black and i hope u guys dont pay attention too because in the end it was just a thing to get attention. In the beginning she liked to say this cause she didnt have anything beter to talk about. Now her life is more stable and she has the body and beauty that she wants, so...forgot black things. So please people when u guys see pale people saying they are black, just pretend u didnt heard it, cause in the end it will mean nothing.

  • Jordys Mom
    Jordys Mom 2 месяца назад

    Hey girl high shouldn't say that I'm old enough to be your old enough anyway I just want to say just keep being yourself and you like to look nice look nice people will say things because of jealousy and they like you said they just want to wear a T-shirt and flip-flops so just keep being yourself and be happy enjoy your life

  • jon herrera
    jon herrera 2 месяца назад

    Pft who cares sis ? Get in where you fit in.
    The people you're around will influence you no matter where you're from.
    You've definitely changed and it is to the Korean side. But why is that even a bad thing ?

  • Lili Castillo
    Lili Castillo 2 месяца назад

    Yo. Bros. as a person who lives in a bipolar weather place imma just let u know that sometimes all of us brown skinned people turn white as hell

  • THISTRACK ISABOP
    THISTRACK ISABOP 2 месяца назад

    Let people be people ffs fuck outta here wid dat bullshit

  • Monserrat Castellanos
    Monserrat Castellanos 2 месяца назад

    I moved to Mexico from the US about 4 years ago and people always say the same kind of things to me, it's really refreshing to know that I'm not and you're not the only person having those same cultural issues when it comes to people not understanding how you might change certain aspects of your style but that it doesn't mean you're a different person entirely so thanks for uploading this video it was really nice to watch!! :)

  • in taensive
    in taensive 2 месяца назад

    i'm really proud of you and us immigrants will always get shit from everyone no matter what we do. we just gotta do our thing and don't listen to other people i think that everyone should just mind their own business.

  • 大韓사람 大韓으로
    大韓사람 大韓으로 2 месяца назад

    I think Korea is one of the least superficial countries in among all developed countries and it's sad to see some people think were all about material goods when you haven't even lived in Korea.

  • Lauren Scahill
    Lauren Scahill 2 месяца назад

    Your butiful person. Who you are.yes you look pretty. But i meen you aceptence of yourself and stand up to the back lash. Dont ever change for anyone cept ya self :)

  • Jenni Vang
    Jenni Vang 2 месяца назад

    megan, i am so sorry you have to deal with these kind of bullshit.. thank you for putting your wise thoughts into some ignorant people's shallow brains (although its taking your time and energy and effort into explaining yourself when you already know who you truly are), but yeah. thank you

  • Kimbo Gayle
    Kimbo Gayle 3 месяца назад

    Continue to do you Megan!!!!
    💛💛💛

  • Jenny Fer
    Jenny Fer 3 месяца назад

    whats her intro? somebody tell me I wanna know and say it with her

  • Mey Jing
    Mey Jing 3 месяца назад

    why i cant find her ig?

  • Gil Morgan
    Gil Morgan 3 месяца назад

    ONE FOXY BABE.

  • angelica .chuuhun
    angelica .chuuhun 3 месяца назад

    I've experienced this myself also. I love korean fashion and beauty style because personally it suits me better than western fashion styles. Yet because I wear korean style fashion I get called a Koreaboo but if a korean came to america and started to wear western style fashion no one would criticise them or call them a "USAboo" or something. Also the point you made at 5:43 was 👌👌