you already seem pretty confident in what sort of messages he would receive from koreaboos. the messages might give you guys a laugh but i wouldn't recommend seeking validation that your bf is desirable from people on that app especially if you can predict the outcome.
i don't think she needs anyone telling her that this isn't the most sound idea... i'm sure she knows that. i think she's just stubborn in her ways. oh well. moving to another country is a big deal for anyone, let alone a teenager with no college degree entering a non-english-speaking place with almost no connections. i mean i don't want anything bad to happen to her but i can just tell that nothing good is going to come of this situation. hell, i know korean-born korean-americans who moved back to korea in their late teens and have felt extremely isolated and eventually depressed because of just how hard it is to be yourself in korea sometimes (and this is without a language/cultural barrier). i hope katie perhaps postpones her decision to move or at least has a trust fund to fall back on if this doesn't go right.
i think this is not only a problem with her particular channel but it is a broader problem with the entire studyblr community (which has expanded beyond tumblr now and is now prominent on youtube and instagram). many of them are very similar, idolizing hermione and being obsessed with hp (example: http://studyquill.tumblr.com), using the same types of expensive pens and notebooks, the same fonts, the same bullet journaling techniques... i think the community is nice from an aesthetic standpoint but these sort of type-A perfectionists can be unhealthy. i'm sure people do motivate themselves to study via this community but a lot of it seems superficial and pretentious to me. i think having a love for studying is a gift but knowledge will only help you be successful and happy if you use it as much as you accumulate it. having top grades and standardized tests scores are like the bare minimum for getting into prestigious universities now and even just doing well in a top university doesn't guarantee success in the future. most high-tech companies don't even look at what college you graduated from anymore, they just care about what skills you can bring to the team. obviously ruby is a very nice and smart girl and i think her focus and ambition is admirable but her promotion of her perfectionist lifestyle is worrisome.
people who go out of their way to prove that they're mixed are usually not mixed... her story doesn't make an ounce of sense. at least come up with a more plausible story next time if you're going to lie lol (and the fact that she seems to get so mad at koreaboos lmao the lady doth protest too much, methinks)
how hard is it for her to post themed makeup without having to base it around various days not meant for her? like... it's so easy to come up with makeup concepts or ideas to just post about, instagram beauty gurus do it all the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afU4CLAve4Y i really liked his new video on the kpop industry and the truth of auditioning. he made some really good points and explained himself well. i'm glad he's making these kinds of videos because let's face it, a lot of his viewers are young/naive/delusional kpop fans and it'll be good for them to hear some truth.
whitewashing is so common that people just accept it as the norm now which is sad most kpop fansites spend so much time editing out flaws and whitening idols' skin to look just like edward's in that photo of him. lots of kpop fans think that like all koreans/asians have super pale flawless skin and yeah some asians do have pretty nice skin that can be pretty pale naturally but have you seen unedited pics of idols? their skin has flaws and it's really not that pale for the most part edward isn't super tan or pale, he's on the lighter side and yeah it's fine to use filters and if he wants to turn up the brightness a bit in photos, who cares, but he's doing it to the point where it just looks damn creepy and sickly
....asian cultures aren't interchangeable like that sis... if she wants to wear ethnic garb, why not wear clothing from her own ethnicity? should japanese people start wearing hanboks to their proms? even as a person with chinese heritage i would feel uncomfortable wearing a cheongsam to homecoming, it doesn't fit the occasion i get that she's young and she has the right to do this blablabla but i just think that for a person that's trying to make it big as a woke ethnic southeast asian instagram twitter girl, she is really not giving off a good impression. i think she could potentially be a voice for other filipina girls and display their culture if she wanted to actually show off her own ethnic background lmao
ugh it's so annoying when people do that. i'm mixed but i don't feel the need to shove my ethnicity down people's throats all the time because no one cares. like being mixed is cool and all but you know what's cooler? being honest and letting your personality and style give you a cool aura rather than a bunch of genetics that were handed to you.
i mean..... the asian tumblr aesthetic girl thing has been going on for a while... there's just a lot of them now but they aren't really on anyone's radar or explore page unless you specifically follow or view these accounts in the first place tbh. a lot of these accounts don't have a ton of followers either.
there is something in chinese culture (although probably more played up in taiwan) called sajiao and it's basically the same thing as aegyo (i think it's defined as acting coquettish?) except it has a negative connotation since it's usually used by girls/pets/babies to get something they want from their boyfriends/parents. i'm not sure about the dynamic in korea, since the entertainment industry makes aegyo seem like a good/desirable thing but i can't speak for the actual korean population and their views on what aegyo is.