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Episode 5: Crash Landing on You || Good Grief 😢

The title here is not to reference that we’re frustrated, but to emphasize the importance of expressing and claiming grief when you need to. In this case, losing someone you love is extremely heartbreaking and hard to explain in words. For those of you who know someone grieving, it’s challenging and can be uncomfortable because you’re unsure of what to say. Check out this episode as a good example of how to help someone work through her grief.

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Episode 4: Itaewon Class || Race and Gender Identity

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Episode 3: Crash Landing on You || What We All wish Our Asian Moms Would Say

It would be music to our ears for our moms to tell us they want us to be happy and live our own lives. But, this isn’t the norm in Asian culture so it’s nice to see it in a K-Drama! For the sake of our mental health, it is important to realize that we cannot do everything just to please our parents and understand how filial piety can be a stressor.

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Episode 2: StartUp || Not Show and Tell

A big stressor among Asians is the pressure to be “perfect” and successful.  That is, make the parents proud that they’ll show us off and tell everyone about what their kids are accomplishing.  However, this puts a tremendous strain on our mental health feeling like we have to constantly live up to expectations. It also takes away from the parent-child relationship where the core need is to connect. 

Episode 10 Clip:  “I don’t want to be your pride and joy and I don’t want you to be my pride and joy. Let’s just be father and son.

Episode 2 interview clip with UNC Chapel Hill sophomore John Shin.