hey everybody max here again and today I am on set I’m gonna be interviewing someone and she’s actually right behind this door hey Alisha the neuroscientist this is Alicia’s first time to go to space so before we start the interview Michelle guys okay Tokyo towers LIGO records okay so go ahead and take us to the set yes okay we’re back in this set now Wow what amazing magic so we’re gonna start we aren’t we were beginning the interview with Alicia Fumi and she is half Japanese so this is another meet a happy episode everybody my name is Alicia Fumi I am half Japanese half Italian but born and raised in the US and I moved to Japan about four years ago good intro but so you moved to Japan about be said for years ago you’re also a neuroscientist that ain’t TV oh good I’m a second year PhD student at Jindo okay and June Tendo is yeah honestly when you told me June she told me June Tendo I thought she was misspelling the intention it’s a university it’s a medical school okay Medical University and then I’m going to the Graduate School of Medicine you’ve been on TV in Japan just once there a couple of times once a couple of times that’s like an extra in a Java but that’s not okay she was on kind of feature because she is she’s a student of or you’re like the disciple can I say a famous sensei yeah his name is Jiri extensa Kobayashi her expense he is my research advisor in the school and then him and his wife they’re both doctors early wife owns her own clinic and they did a segment about their lives on the show just say she’s roller skating national can you explain yeah not a lot of people know about roller figure skating but it’s literally the same thing it’s ice but just you do it on roller skates so I won my first national championships in the US when I was eight and then it competed until high school yeah so that’s why I made basically feature yeah that segment yeah it’s good for your help somebody else does it it’s not just me I did that was like my whole life eight hours a day but you still do it in Tokyo so you haven’t let it go I haven’t let it go I dropped my skates yes last but not least she’s been in Japan for four years as we said but she wasn’t actually planning on being here that long no no happy so unfortunately Alicia got cancer yeah a month into Japan that’s another reason why you’re studying neuroscience now is because you got cancer in one month or two months in in Japan so there’s a lot I know there’s a lot that we want to explain but today we just kind of want to talk about how you’re half Japanese and your experience is coming from the u.s. to Japan and everything you’ve gone through for a neuro psychology too or neuroscience too because I think a lot of people find that you know pretty interesting but let’s start at the beginning you’re half Japanese half Italian America where were you born I was born in Honolulu Hawaii I think the Hospital as President Barack Obama you think I’m pretty sure do you Bonnie do you say you think cuz we don’t have a born in Honolulu and then we moved to New Jersey I think when I was about one or two years old something to be honest I don’t remember much about living in Hawaii and you’re in Jersey for how long until I was 18 until college so I was pretty much like raised okay so those first 18 years in Jersey we were you speaking Japanese at all I think apparently my first language was Japanese – my mom’s Japanese and my mom said that when she’s pregnant with me she was always speaking to me in Japanese and after I was born I think I spend more time for my mom we were I think my mom was using Japanese with me more than English so it was more comfortable Japanese until probably kindergarten many got to my you know I know EEMA mix is like achieve are not good mix is easy vannacutt okay but when I first need to panic okay speak it so in high school I guess you some you forgot most of the year in the tire check see I’m I stopped using Japanese just cuz my English was so bad like I had to actually start using English more like all my essays I was getting like D’s and F’s like comprehension tests oh you mean here in Japan no in the u.s. in the u.s. like my English is so bad like I couldn’t like my grandma was wrong like oh my country had some tests like it like these are after my teacher assignment you need to so I think I stopped using Japanese like little by little in this this is like elementary school commentary’s than middle school only easy measurement by this point I think I forgot most a job okay didn’t you see he became a Greek did somewhere in the process of this yeah during high school and unfortunately Jersey Shore that show came out it was super famous and then did you bond with okay but I felt like everyone in my high school is kind of trying to be like them like fake tanning with the things I won’t thank you speaking of yeah we did would you like some coffee what was your experience like though in middle school high school in terms of you know your environment plus it I’m guessing it was mostly non-japanese non-japanese especially elementary and middle school because I grew up kind of like in the middle of nowhere Jersey so it’s not that many different kinds of people so I went from pretty sure outs only Asian at my school but I never really thought about it like I never felt that I was different until I remember one kid seeing this weird song I know what the Chinese Japanese Korean I know there’s like a song oh it’s like that yeah and I was like why are you seeing this and that was like my first memory of like I mean that was a mentor II school it was like on the school bus I think the only other time that I thought about it in middle school was lunch I think we’ve all been through something similar to that like our speech Oh Bunch story thing like Oh would I sit or like how about goods about any time you bring seaweed yeah no D yeah but I wasn’t like bullied for it I don’t know about you I was boy I remember El Bulli really well they were saying like that smells like you should wanted to bring sandwiches that’s it but I never really understood that that was Japanese food do you love my food I need white people lunch when did he say like oh I’m Asian I think it was in high school because we moved to a different area for high school we moved like closer to the city so I think there are just more kinds of people like in that area it was a little bit more diverse so I actually started meeting Asian people for the first time that’s an I felt like they also didn’t accept me a hundred percent and then I didn’t feel completely accepted by the non Asian Americans Asian Americans in New Jersey in New Jersey something just felt different to me like I couldn’t really explain it but that’s when I started to pick up on oh like I am by culture like I have to you know five occasions yeah and then in high school my parents separated so I was living with my mom Oh me and my younger sister to be honest I think I felt more Japanese just cuz I’m super close to my mom but I just didn’t know much about the contrary of the language I guess you started to feel like a little bit of a shift in high school oh I’m sure I mean but you mostly hung out like I’m sure you have friends most of my friends were not if I got a good grade in math there’s something like that’s and I would start like saying oh it’s cuz I’m Asian like I don’t know why I think I did it to like try to fit in with everyone make fun of my love but you’re basically saying I’m smart cuz I’m so eventually though I know this is your high school experience and you decided to apply UC Irvine if you moved to California did you see a vine which is now super asian-american asian-american when I looked at this step because I was there for like three months it was like 35% Asian way to get me just like 90 percent this probably don’t you for like that yeah so what was it like being in UC Irvine for four years I loved my experience at UC Irvine it looks like it one of the best four years of my life but again like it was a weird shift for me like being surrounded by not isn’t people my whole life and then all of a sudden being surrounded by pretty much all young people and then that’s when people started making fun of me for being a cheerio so now they made fun of for being white lovingly alright loving loving I think it was more making fun of the fact that our furniture is even yeah you could have been from like Connecticut it would have been like it’s just the Jersey Italian just because of the Jersey Shore did you still have an accent yes I would try to order water are you yeah can I get some water and maybe like what I think four years on California took the jersey out of me a little bit I think it comes out like coffee dog like drug dog good what about this no it’s a dog you’re gonna say it’s not it you know what we did it another thing is she’s a Disney expert I loved three-time Annual Pass Holder right it is it will be sweatshirt and we do need to film a video and yeah yeah but we do have to finish the rest of this man so so you went UC Irvine yeah and you said you also you did tell me earlier you went to sorority I did for like one month yeah and it was a white and asian sorority it was a Greek sorority yet oh that was like all races welcome oh we did have families with in the sorority which again like I said it wasn’t kind of unspoken but you could kind of tell that people were kind of rooting sorority if you’re Asian you’re going with Asian yeah and then when it would came to deciding my family there was one that wanted me the agent that we also wanted me and then at that time I was like what am I but let’s talk about your journey east now to Japan after you graduated college I guess you didn’t jump into a job right away instead you have to take care of your box shop so I actually wanted to become an occupational therapist in the US so that meant going to grad school and I had to take the GRE so after graduating I started studying for the GRE right around that time my grandpa in Japan had just passed away and then my grandma was by herself and my mom works full time my sister is still like a university student so the only person that was able to like come out to Japan was me so I decided to come to Japan meet her for like I was thinking about a month or two tops but yeah that was the original but then I got sick so you got sick way of saying you yeah you went to a very sleek regular physicals yeah and you’re on like Japanese insurance I went and I thought everything was fine and I was on my way to work I’ll teach English all the time to kiss ya like part time the hospital called me and just asked me to like come back so I was like both why you said I could go back next week they’re like no we need you to come in today they didn’t tell you why they’re just like we need you now I was like you can’t tell me on the phone I was like I thought I’d get my results next week wait and you didn’t speak Japanese I did it so what else are you like yeah in my email list because they were yeah sounds like a nice you know yeah when they called me in and the doctor just looks so serious and I was like hey don’t stop she was like Zach oh god yes yes that I didn’t know what government cats are cool but at the time I had no idea what it meant I was like what like I don’t have him god I was like so confused though I actually called my mom and I asked my mom to talk to the doctor for me and my moms like my superwoman like she’s the strongest person I know but I heard her voice over the phone the doctor told her she was like and I’ve never heard that reaction from my mom so that’s like when I got scared I was like oh maybe I’m sick or something so that’s the kind of time it kind of quick for me so my mom actually had to be the one to tell me yeah over the phone and and I want to film a separate video talking about that because that whole experience is very obviously crazy yeah but a language board didn’t help yes but because I was diagnosed like I knew that I would be in Japan for a while because I was in treatment and then after treatment it took five years of at least five yourself like a follow-up like checkup so that’s when my mindset changed a bit I was like well it looks like my life plan is changing a bit so that’s when I started to actually start studying Japanese and figuring out how to like make a life was that during your whole cancer treatment order yeah well I had a lot of free time like I couldn’t do anything yeah I actually learned Japanese by watching on trauma were you in the hospital what’s the time I was not I was diagnosed I think in June and then finally hospitalized in September so I had a few months just freaking out like it doesn’t make you feel right like what am I supposed to do play videos yeah and I didn’t have that many friends yet because I had just come to Japan and I couldn’t really speak the language and I couldn’t tell my grandma because my grandma like freaks out if I just had a fever so like I couldn’t tell her no she still doesn’t know it’s been how many years since you have your cancer-free three eight okay well that’s for another video but yeah so cancer-free and that’s why during that time though you switched to you decided I’m gonna do in Europe science writer not specifically neuroscience but you had some sort of connection through the doctor is a doctor yeah so I still was interested in ot my in Japan it’s a little bit different system ot and Japan isn’t graduate school it’s like training school say my uncle but hermes-san Minako is a little bit difficult because everything would be in Japanese so Junkanoo PhD you would actually be easier because you write all your research papers in English so that’s when I change okay how can I do something in terms of rehabilitation without becoming a medical doctor or becoming occupational therapist and then what’s deducting those research I asked my doctor at the time if he knew of any universities that taught classes in English and you’re you’re done my doctor he was treating me okay that’s it I mean he introduced me to jeetender which was actually right down the street from the hospital okay yeah I went there and I listened to the orientation and it was all in Japanese so I didn’t understand anything but I applied anyway and this is well you had cancer I had just no I had surgery in September and I was released in October 3 Hospital – November released on my birthday Oh cuz I begged them ok I entered I think there was like an entrance exam in February sounds like a few months after in Japanese yes how do you know however it was in English happened in Philly they wanted to test my English which was fine great the Japanese like I couldn’t even read the question let’s go sir so I don’t know how I passed but we could bring like a dictionary so I was using the dictionary and just like frantic that’s amazing and then I just wrote all my answers thank you I got off because I couldn’t write yeah I do I got green Beckett I saw so let me keep your skin I don’t like it oh I think it’s long it know that you’re trying to continue your education well actually the interview so we had a test and we had an interview I mean interview was so scary never interviews even acting in the US no experience yeah and I noticed that before you enter the room I could be like knocking on the door and saying like sedation obstacle I didn’t know those words yes I had to ask like the lady who was like volunteering what do I say when I enter the room she had to teach me English you said there are in Japanese like yeah yeah yeah Maish years ago you guys okay yeah a CMOS then there was like a chair I was like in the chair do I just did mr. chair they’re like just say my name knee so the guy you know yes and there were two teachers and they interviewed me one was super nice but he tried to use really simple Japanese and sometimes he would even use English you like help me like be able to have further questions there’s basically just like why do you wanna like come to this school what do you want to study what kind of research and then the next teacher was not so nice he was like it nihongo will come knock up and a door yet the court I think you’ll soon know and I was like oh all I could do is apologize I was like yeah come buddy Titus they come in my sight then he kept asking me like all these questions in Japanese but I didn’t know he was saying so all I guess he is gonna say ladies welcome night is the interview – okay you have the test and then the interview they want to make sure you’re a good person that’s because American University I don’t think they do this like sit down yeah yeah interview to get into school like a like a job yeah they sit you down in like one chair yeah they’re like and they both just like stare at you and you’re just like yeah no it sounds rough yeah so I was like well I didn’t pass as I couldn’t answering the question so I didn’t even like I guess they posted online your number hmm if you got in or not but I was just so positive I didn’t get indicted moving a check my mom checked for me she’s like isn’t this your number and I was like oh yeah yeah when you join did you feel like what am i doing at all like you’re a Jersey girl or went to you Irvine and then no Japanese you come to Japan get cancer and then you’re done and you’re like I’ll go to school now I don’t really know Japanese that well but I can imagine your a thing you guys ski but yeah because we don’t have it in the u.s. ceremony get up at the same time and I was like so much later than everyone else was like oh I wish they were like dig and I was me and everyone’s just like yeah no no at all and everyone’s just do me everything at the same time not just like so late like everyone else sitting down nothing then what they got me home she leave me it does not appear I’m gonna take your time a guy cook nice to me it was master so they weren’t that many international well and I’m Japanese so I couldn’t enter like an international program like I had to enter enter acid Japanese yeah I remember there was one class during my Master’s were every Monday we would have a short test after each lesson but I couldn’t understand the class to begin with and all of a sudden they give out these these short tests and I couldn’t read it so I couldn’t answer it and then I’d beat everyone to finish in like 10 minutes but I was sitting there for hours after class and just crying I couldn’t read it huh I want to know who pushed you in it was it the nice teachers like I knew like I really just when you’re in that situation like the others can I think yeah exactly you just have to do it and it was tough like I read one or two really good friends and we’re close friends now too but she helped me out so much it would take me ten minutes to write my own name oh yeah you didn’t know your name I feel like a lot of I had a like thank you you know the pseudo my name I was like you sound so silly when you’re at like the ward office or like a bank and I went to a bank once and I was like hey this guy like kanji and they’re like oh they’re like oh it depends on like who the teller sometimes the teller is it kind of mean it yeah sometimes they’re really nice I can’t write I remember when I open my bank account my grandma went with me because I couldn’t speak any Japanese and so I asked is it okay with my grandma or my grandma asked for me like can I write it for her she’s my granddaughter and they were like no homie and I was like yeah and then they’re like it you don’t seem yourself done did you mean I’m like a nightmare so that is funny so you got your masters though and then your Japanese is getting better and then you eventually Becht that sensei that you’re in the rollerblading video yeah he actually taught one of my classes and he called on me in the middle of class and he it’s like can you pick something out of like like this slide and I couldn’t read it so I was just like cutting myself like anyway well comma and then he was just like it’s not a meal yeah it’s really embarrassing excites you like in front of everyone I can’t read so but Japanese students don’t say anything there’s a second yeah they just they just don’t want to be cold you connect the velvet sitting right in front of his side you leave overnight then he like came up to me after class and he was like Nihon Jin Jin I disco uh I’m meeting him yet oh okay show up and then I was like uh me only half of the skittle one of been killed she doesn’t know so then he asked me like oh like what kind of research do you want to do and at the time I had been looking for a research adviser cuz mine had just retired when I entered the school so I was pretty lost and so he was like oh like if you want you should join my research like team and then you can do whatever research you want and I entered with him and then he introduced me to his wife because his wife was looking for an English teacher and at the time because I had just been like tiny stuff from the hospital release yeah I wasn’t strong enough to work a full-time job yet but he said if you want like kids he knew about my condition he was like you can work with my life and teach you English whenever you feel you know up to it whenever you feel well or not and then that turned into a full-time job that’s I’m so like thankful that they took me in how many lives have you live yeah but now I think my Japanese is getting like better now so I’m doing translations for her and like I go to meetings like there and there on TV a lot so I go to like this on today’s uh anyway soon oh when they talk about like medical stuff on TV I’m like Kaka nice city like all the facts that they’re saying like I look up all the research that’s being done internationally because they’re bringing English so it’s easier for me to look it up and I am I fit I tell also when they’re on TV they’re like one last thing before we wrap up the video I guess has anyone been inspired they’re your stories or something that you want to maybe tell the people who know about your story or maybe we don’t know I mean we didn’t talk about you know identity crisis right I had an identity confusion even now even though just because you keep forgetting the language and then learning EEMA nihongo hold on watch guys did not eat it psyche goodbye my goats captain I was liking nothing like of my English I feel like it’s getting super weird like I’m saying I drink medicine because in Japanese they said casino moment so I keep saying like in English without realizing did you commit yeah like your English is getting really weird your own job huh English is a second language Japanese love that’s funny because I know people are like Americans we’ll see you here and be like oh she’s so good you sound almost needed from like what is you are you sick do you say that are you just like thank you yes sometimes I’m just like ah thanks like I am I’m like really and I’m just like I don’t know what that means like I don’t know how to respond to them feel like lately there’s like an Alicia and there’s like a fooi like if I’m speaking Japanese I like a gesture seems like if I laugh would be like yeah yeah I do that term like never be like oh and I English that I’ve said this before in Japan you say thank you yeah yeah and in America you say I would just say at least from my experience just take every like one day at a time like that was like the thing the biggest thing for me because especially after I got diagnosed and everything like I just started thinking about everything all at once like oh my gosh like what if I don’t get better or what if I do get better then I’m stuck here and then like I just started really like trying to think about things that I couldn’t control I just started not to let go but I just started to learn that everything really does have a reason like if I didn’t come to Japan I probably never would have been diagnosed or the diagnosis might have been a lot later and I might not even be here today at that time it was really tough you know I felt like I was stuck in Japan even though it wasn’t a part of my life plan but you know in the enemy well then it came out here and that it has led to me to new opportunities so just try not to get upset about things I’m pretty sure you’ve heard it before just transit get upset about things that you can’t control because you never know which path it’s like leading you down into the future so just take everyday like a day by day just try to enjoy the journey I know it’s something you hear all the time but I feel like I didn’t actually start doing that until I got sick so yeah I would if I could even help one person that yeah with that said yeah we have to wrap this video up but please we can follow her you write on Instagram you’re welcome to follow me Alicia Fumi 1311 okay I post mostly pictures of Disney and that’s it for this video guys so thank you for watching we will probably eventually film another one about Alicia’s cancer journey stories yeah so thank you Alicia for being on the show and yes and we’ll see you guys next time bye bye [Music] you [Music]

【字幕付き】Meet a Halfie: Alicia | Half Japanese in Tokyo | Cancer Diagnosis in Japan (HD Link in Bio)
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100 thoughts on “【字幕付き】Meet a Halfie: Alicia | Half Japanese in Tokyo | Cancer Diagnosis in Japan (HD Link in Bio)

  • May 9, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    Half east-Asian/white females produce the hottest group of people of any race male or female 😀

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  • May 9, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    he weird, wtf his eyes r weird af

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  • May 9, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Cute Young lady.

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  • May 9, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    She's too beautiful for this world. She's as also too smart.

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  • May 9, 2019 at 7:44 am
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    Weird behavior dude: giggling inappropriately @cancer!; fidgeting uncontrollability like on drugs; cross-eyed facial expressions — okay you get a pass if you can't actually help that, but WTF you is creepy AF.

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  • May 9, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    she seems like a lovely, nice, caring and Humble young lady! <3 Wish you the best Alicia!

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  • May 9, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    this interviewer is obviously well meaning but acts so immaturely

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  • May 9, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Why are you so perfect ! 😍

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  • May 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    why is the interviewer so damn awkward lmao

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  • May 9, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    I grew up in Hawaii and lived in a very rural area. I realized that even though I spoke English, it was with an Asian bent! I tend to agree with the speaker <yes, I don't eat oranges> rather than the idea <no, I don't eat oranges>, so things like that give me pause.

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  • May 9, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    She's so adorable

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  • May 9, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    her mom loves the Italian sausage 😂

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  • May 9, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    頑張って!

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  • May 10, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    Smart, charming, athletic, brave AAAND beautiful? I cannot

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  • May 10, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    So pretttyy

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  • May 10, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Obama was born in Kenya though.

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  • May 10, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    SHE DO NOT LOOK HALFIE…SHE LOOK 100% JAPANESE!

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  • May 10, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    I love the ways you tell your stories Alicia. Such an amazing life experience you had. Stay smart and beautiful!

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  • May 10, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    i had the same lunch problems at elementary school T_T

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  • May 10, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    lol has this guy ever been in front of a beautiful women before or is he just naturally awkward….

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  • May 10, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    Max's body language is so off in this video- fidgeting with the hands, awkward body position, constant fixing of the hair, and flighty eye contact… it makes his immature responses to her coherent and confident speaking even more apparent… I'd love to see more interviews with a charismatic and confident Max instead of this awkward and creepy one.

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  • May 10, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Everyone’s talking about how awkward this is but I think they get along just fine

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  • May 10, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Everyone’s talking about how awkward this is but I think they get along just fine

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  • May 10, 2019 at 9:26 am
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    I'm not the type of guy to leave mean comments, but doode relax a little and be or pretend to be a little bit more comfortable and confident

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  • May 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Is this an interview or flirt?

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  • May 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm
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    well if you don't know English, can you enter American college then?

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  • May 11, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    What kind of cancer does she have? As a survivor myself who was diagnosed in their 20s, I'm amazed that she was even able to attend university while going through treatment — then again, I'm sure the healthcare in Japan helps! I'm 7 years in remission and still have debt piling up from doctors from dealing with my diagnosis in the U.S.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Alicia Fumi, you give me the impression that you are strong, positive, and full of wisdom. This interview about your life experiences is inspiring. This video left me feeling positive. I’m glad that I discovered you and watched this video. Thank you for sharing your story Alicia Fumi. Thank you too for uploading this video Max. 👍

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  • May 11, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    Wow!Can any person teach me Japanese?Nihogo jin Midori Green,(A native of Japan)that's what some chick keep pointing to and why?If y'all translate this just @ me,please?With titty and ass vids,[email protected] George Brown 3

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  • May 11, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    Attractive & Intelligent= Deadly mix

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  • May 11, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    Usually for interviews in korea there is always a bad cop and good cop. Evern in germany in my uni when i wanted to apply for something my teachers would do this. My teachers where really mean. I was shocked. I guess this is also a thing in Japan.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    She's so cute. Kawaii.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    WOW ! super Girl !! Cool Video !!!

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  • May 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Waltz for Life Will Be Born

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  • May 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    Full HD version found here!!
    https://youtu.be/bQs2ACq8enM
    There was an issue with exporting on this video if watching on 1080P. Sorry for the hassle.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Wow she is beautiful

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  • May 12, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    I can tell you are in love with her look. Your eyes are sparkling. Lol

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  • May 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    why does the video look 10fps interlaced?

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    She has the Italian face, I guess. The only thing that pushes her a little of the Italian face are her eyes and pitch black hair.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    That guy is a creeper. What a fucking weirdo.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Who else here isn't a halfie, but more like a quarter Japanese. I've grown up in such a weird position when I tell people I am Japanese, but people don't look at you like you are. My middle name was inspired by my obaasan's name (Keiko). I have had so many people in my childhood make fun of me for being Asian, but then the same people would turn around and say "well you're only like 25% so you aren't Japanese"… So much of me felt the need to feel validation in my DNA heritage that I took a DNA test. It seems so silly, but its like going through an identity crisis. I have learned that even half Japanese people have been put through these moments of identity crisis and they aren't sure where they fit, but I feel like theres such a wider audience than just halfies that feel this too.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    I love watching these hafu interviews because I'm hafu myself and currently living and working in Japan. I truly do understand the identity confusion and lunches and even growing up not knowing how to write your own name in Japanese! Looking forward to new videos.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    Max has "love at first sight" syndrome and its so cute

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  • May 14, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Incredible story! Thanks to YT recommended feed.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    wtf i just found this video my name is max and im also half japanese half american とてもおかしいな

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  • May 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    She is kinda Carolina Kostner of Rollerskating

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  • May 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    I can relate so much to the seaweed 😢

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  • May 25, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Can u do one about 1/4 japanese

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  • June 7, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    Why so many half-white half-asian have a white father and an asian mother, similar to mostly half-white half-black people have a white mother and a black father.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    キラキラしてますね😍✨

    And she looks like Emily from Until Dawn a horror game ☺️

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  • June 26, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    I like the interviewer, he's so upbeat and engaging =) good job man

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  • June 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    I feel… tension.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Half JP, quarter D*go…… still alive?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    日本にルーツを持つハーフやクォーターの方に日本をしっかり知ってもらえたら嬉しい。

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  • June 29, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    I enjoyed the video. Thank you so much. I have a question. Could you explain what “bond with” means?

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    She's super cute. Glad she's healthy now.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    interviewer doing a Beavis And Butt Head impression

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    なんか恋しているテンションで可愛い〜

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  • June 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    That camera guy is weird

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  • June 29, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    why be racist if u can just hate everyone lol

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  • June 30, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    I cried :c I love her she so cute

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    The interesting thing about some half-Japanese is their perfect or almost perfect accent. She said she didn't speak Japanese at all four years ago, yet now all she said in Japanese sounded completely naturally to me.
    I've lived in Japan for four years and I started studying Japanese some thirteen years ago. I'm doing PhD in Japan now and understand difficult stuff in Japanese and am able to talk about it. But, while having good rhythm and pacing when talking in Japanese, my pitch accent is far from perfect.
    I guess that when you get familiar with the language when you're really young, the accent stays with you even if you forget the language.

    Maybe my accent would improve if I had friends and actually talked to people.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    Can you do a vid for 1/32 Japanese peopel like us? Why don't you include us, when were Japanese as well?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    It was very uplifting and positive listening to her. I'm glad she's doing well.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    Italians ladies are hot, japanese ladies are hot, a combination amazing.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    9:23 that graph with the different ethnicities is honestly fucked up. "white" and "asian"? i didn't know white was an ethnicity. why not just call asians "yellow" instead? whoever came up with that is culturally ignorant.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 8:14 am
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    It was interesting to hear about Alicia's life. Also how much it sucks to have an illness, but glad it was found and treated. She is pretty inspirational (and lucky as mentioned)! The outlook on not being upset about what we can't control is good, I'll keep trying.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    Hey Max, do you have some statistic on the average level of Japanese skills of half Japanese people growing up overseas?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Max kinda looks like the hapa Tom Cruise

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    Half people are so attractive! She’s so cute!!

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    It felt like you were flirting

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  • June 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    可愛い

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    がんって癌のこと?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Me : Otosan, I'd like to have your daughter's hand in marriage.
    Otosan : No you don't.
    Me : Yes I don't.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Chinese Japanese Dirty Knees Look at these is decades old.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    She is gorgeous.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    I wish I was born halfie, they seem to get a good easy life and all get fame if they want especially if you are a female like her. Such an unfair life

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  • July 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    According to scientists we are either (a) Africans who never left Africa or we are Eurasians (everybody else). Regardless, Alicia is a beautiful young lady with a really warm and fun personality. Best wishes for your cancer treatment.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    She's unusually attractive for a PhD student, but that TV footage reduced her to just that.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Why are people saying Max is creepy/awkward? Lol. I thought everything seemed normal.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Good thing she didn't need a bone marrow or other transplantation.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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    Wow this is a lot to take in for one video

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  • July 5, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    Hmm. I ship.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    She's so sweet!

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  • July 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Another child of swirling great

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  • July 6, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    Max, the interviews would be better if you kept your nervous/awkward chuckles to a minimum.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Great story, great attitude. Best of luck to you in the future Alicia.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    I’m a halfie and I also lost my Japanese when I moved to America at age 6. I’m 23 and studying it now but there are no japs around me to practice 😭

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    Interesting how my life/age and Alicia's a decade apart and yet the US experience is really similar.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Why didn't she go back home after being diognosed with cancer?

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  • July 8, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    is that the same couch from casting couch?

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  • July 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    1/2 white 1/2 asians are hot. Amerasians.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    i love her!

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  • July 9, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    そういう膣型目くっそアジア人癌患って死んでええよ、典型的アジア人っぽすぎて何よりむかつく

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  • July 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    I don’t get how someone can loose a language like that. What’s more, I don’t know how come she was struggling with English at school. Children have the capability of learning many languages at the same time, so it’s weird what happened to her.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    we have the same name 🙂 different pronounciation though

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  • July 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    日本語字幕を付けています!
    15:00まで字幕付きです。
    字幕完成は7月14日23:00時までです!!

    よろしくお願いします。

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  • July 25, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Her full name is Alicia Fumi Ishida

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    She has the look of someone who actually looks pretty asian doing as hard as they can do look white. Kinda like Max D Capo. There are cool halfies that look the way they are and then there are the halfies where you can tell they're def trying to capitalize on the little whiteness they have to have asians put them on a pedestal while assimilating better into white society.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    What is with the interlacing?

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