Ok, that octopus eating vid made me uncomfortable. I'm not opposed to eating live octopus but it's still upsetting to see a living animal being savagely eaten like that. It's not just a Westerner thing to find it cruel eating live fish/seafood. Yin yang yu is generally frowned upon (deep fried but kept alive). It's not even the act of eating live seafood that upsets people: most people do it with raw oysters. It's the reaction of the live animal. Shove a live lobster into a pot of boiling water? Yeah, people will say something about it too. I agree, just because it's accepted in a culture doesn't mean it's above criticism.
I'm obviously not the target audience for Fei's channel. She is cringey to me but it's the basis of her channel -- she plays up that "fan girl" image to make herself relatable to her audience. Whatever gets the views, right? I was watching her Blackpink vid and tbh, I think it's the self-deprecating humour that separates my reaction to Joan's vid and Fei's vid. The part with the wearing stuff multiple ways can almost be a jab at Joan... or basically anyone who's frivolous with their money and tries to justify their purchases by trying to make it multi-purpose. I was annoyed watching Joan's video because it seemed like she was trying to justify her own purchases and it didn't really fit the image I had of her (to be buying stuff you see on a kpop idol) but Fei's self-aware: she knows she looks shit in the clothes but collecting kpop memorabilia sounds like something she would do based on the concept of her channel.
The people who want to buy Drunk Elephant are the ones who can afford luxury skincare. This review is pretty much "this Cosrx/Klairs product is a dupe of this DE product", which might be helpful to your subscribers... if they were into Drunk Elephant in the first place. They've probably bought the Cosrx gel cleanser or the Klairs Vit C you've recommended many times in your vids before. As for people who are interested in buying DE and stumbling upon your video, they probably want to know what kind of vit C and concentration when you mention dupes because DE's focus is on the ingredients, and the research behind it. They're savvy enough to have some understanding of the ingredients. Yeah, I tuned out for most of her rambling, especially on the cap. I dunno, I just played the video as I was cooking. Packaging is important for luxury products, so I don't see a problem addressing it, but I think the long story was her indirect way of saying I hate the goddamn twist cap but DE actually responds to customer complaints and changed the cap.
I like how you've got a pic of the intense version of Coco Mademoiselle, which smells closer to the OG CM than the current CM. I remembered several years back, sniffing a CM tester and thinking "What the hell happened?" because it wasn't the CM I remembered and smelled like dish washing liquid (dat lemon).
Joan's obsession with hot ruffles now is akin to other skinny and attractive girls talking about their affinity for pizza, donuts, etc. It's fine when they're teenagers but when you're approaching your late 20s, you'd think you would start being more conscious about your health because your metabolism isn't the same.
He was already living in Korea when Joan started Joanday. My guess was sometime in the latter half of 2016, before the first episode of Joanday. Joan did a One Room Apartment Tour video July 2016, so that's when she moved her stuff into her mum's. Abe shows up in her Korea vlogs on her main channel July 2016 as well, so I'd say around then. He expressed his interest in studying OT in grad school, so he'll probably go back for it.
Her English has deteriorated the longer she's been away from the US. In her old Innisfree Empties Review, she sounded like any other Californian/West Coast girl. As for Abe, did you mean his current visit? I think it was earlier in Joan's US trip. I'm officially done with Joan as a subscriber. Just unsubbed. She's probably not going to change up her channel and I'm tired of repeating the same things here on this thread.
I rarely hear anyone say that they're 1.5 generation anything, but you'd think those who were 1.5 generation were those who grew up in a foreign country but moved to America in their teens. I know that Joan went back to Korea for 2 years as a pre-schooler but how much would you be able to immerse in a culture at that age and for that little of a time? She might be more connected with Korean culture but it'd still be through a Korean American perspective. I think the divide is much greater when you grew up in a different country as a kid and then you immigrate to America and you have to learn how to be a teen in America. Edit: I suppose to expand on that, the person who'd fit in the 1.5 generation would have grown up with their parents culture. When they move, they'll be schooled with American perspectives, but they'll still very much be attached to their own culture at first because as kids, they'd be primed with whatever their parents' perspectives were in the mother country. I say teens, because that's probably the most turbulent time for anyone to live through and you're working on seeking independence from your parents too.