12:31 pm - 03/02/2019

Tablo of Epik High does a Subtle Asian Traits AMA


Pocky or bubble tea?
revedesnuages 2nd-Mar-2019 05:46 pm (UTC)
I relate a lot to what he said about feeling like you owe a debt to your parents that can only be repaid by accomplishing something that they want. I think it's something you experience especially if you're raised with the Confucian ideal of filial piety. It takes a while to recognize that it's okay to want things independently of what your parents want and that you're not stuck in an endless cycle of unpaid debt.
bananaclaw 3rd-Mar-2019 01:39 am (UTC)
Same! I've never been able to believe in similar advice to that question because it's always been like "live for yourself, not for others!!!!", but when he put it in that filial piety framework, it really got to me.
myungung 4th-Mar-2019 05:20 am (UTC)
word. and I think there's also the constant guilt that what you're doing may not be enough to repay them back, because they did spend most of their important years focusing on you.
pepsi_twist9 2nd-Mar-2019 06:34 pm (UTC)
I miss Epik High. I don't know how but i'd forgotten largely about the Stratford thing. Thinking back just makes me mad, I can't believe that happened to him, still.
vintage_boom 2nd-Mar-2019 07:00 pm (UTC)
so much uncalled for and misdirected anger and hostility all unleashed on one single person. glad it seems like he's managed to mentally work through it. that kind of situation can ruin lives.
juhli 2nd-Mar-2019 08:19 pm (UTC)
thinking back of it, it's just so wild how BIG and relentless the witch hunt was. over a thing that was easily and repeatedly proven false.
dongsaengkiller 2nd-Mar-2019 07:40 pm (UTC)
Really loved this. He has such a great ability to be both funny and introspective
u_know 2nd-Mar-2019 08:15 pm (UTC)
I love pocky but if I could only have one it would be bubble tea
juhli 2nd-Mar-2019 08:20 pm (UTC)
Bubble Tea all the way! I always go for the classic one :D
bananaclaw 3rd-Mar-2019 01:32 am (UTC)
Bubble tea for sure!

When he said that instead of feeling like you owe your parents a debt, that being happy was the best form of thank you...that really hit home ;_;
rainstormraider 3rd-Mar-2019 02:09 am (UTC)
I stan the right group.
I’m taking all my Epik High albums and his two books to their concert and hoping I can get them signed. Wish me luck!
revedesnuages 3rd-Mar-2019 04:53 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I was considering bringing an album, but I've only got general admission tickets so the chances are unlikely. Did you buy tickets for the VIP Meet & Greet?
rainstormraider 3rd-Mar-2019 08:11 pm (UTC)
soyogi 3rd-Mar-2019 03:44 am (UTC)
such an enjoyable video! I'm surprised that Tablo is the first celebrity to directly post to SAT - the reception for his post was huge and it'd be an interesting way for As-Am k-idols to connect to fans.
lil_poisonfrog 3rd-Mar-2019 06:00 am (UTC)
Why do I feel like he called Epik High an idol group as a subtle dig at ppl who talk shit on Kpop...
revedesnuages 3rd-Mar-2019 05:01 pm (UTC)
I think it was, I don't think he's very pretentious about music. He was a mentor for Infinite and used to be pretty supportive of the Wonder Girls[.
toast_is_burnin 4th-Mar-2019 12:34 am (UTC)
I just really am thankful to live in a world where someone like Tablo has the platform that he does. I got into kpop right before he was on SIB and at the time didn't realize how big of a deal it was that they were on that and that is really helped him and his family. I feel like he is one of those people who has seen darkness and can use that to help spread light to those currently in darkness, in what can seem like a minor way, but I don't know because I got into kpop and korean tv when I was in a dark place and I know I spent HOURS laughing at Haru and him together and it truly helped me heal.
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