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  • Hey what’s good everyone, it’s Motoki and this is my draw my life video.

  • Even though I’ve been making videos for years now I never made one of these so I figured

  • eh why not.

  • On December 3rd, 1996 I was born in the state of Ohio.

  • which this weird looking state in the middle-ish of the united states, it’s pretty cool I guess.

  • Before I was born, I had a life expectancy of only 20% but luckily it worked out and

  • I’m here today.

  • My mom told me I was so big as a baby that right after I was born the nurse told her

  • that I looked like a sumo wrestler which is a bit racist but you know whatever I guess.

  • I should mention that my mom is Japanese and my dad is white, they were both english

  • teachers and ended up meeting each other in Japan after they were assigned to work on

  • a project together.

  • I know right so cute.

  • Anyways, in addition to my mom and dad when I was born I had an older brother, and sister.

  • But before my parents had us, they made a pact that one day when they had kids, they

  • would have them experience both of their home countries.

  • And that’s exactly what happened, after 4 years of living in Ohio my family and I

  • flew over to Japan to start a whole new life.

  • I had to learn Japanese, make new friends, and live in an entirely different country

  • that I didn’t know anything about.

  • Luckily, I caught on pretty fast though and it ended up being a great time.

  • The only problem I ever had was when I occasionally got bullied in school for being the white kid.

  • The school I went to didn’t have any other foreigners so naturally, some kids thought

  • it would be fun to pick on the weird pale kid.

  • From an early age I was forced to learn that despite what I looked like or what people

  • said about me, I was still going to be the same person so I stopped caring so much what

  • others thought.

  • I lived in Japan for about 3 years before moving back to Ohio.

  • But instead of moving back to where I was born we lived across the state a really

  • small town that didn’t have much going on.

  • The most exciting thing to do in the whole town was go to Walmart, and that says a lot.

  • Moving back to America was a bit difficult.

  • Not too bad or anything but I had to relearn English which I had completely forgotten because

  • by the time I moved back, I was speaking and even thinking in only Japanese.

  • Even though my teacher told my parents that I might have to stay back a grade, I caught

  • up pretty fast and luckily, didn’t have to.

  • I had a lot of fun as a kid, I ended up joining a small group of friends who were great, I

  • played baseball and soccer and had great time.

  • I did sometimes get made fun of for being the only Asian looking kid but that kinda

  • got old.

  • When I was in grade school, I wanted to be an actor.

  • Whenever I watched movies or tv shows with younger actors, I was super jealous and always

  • wanted to be just like them because I thought they were so cool.

  • I even started acting in all of the school plays that I could.

  • Around middle school I found this website called YouTube where I saw these hilarious

  • YouTubers called Ryan Higa and Kevin Wu, also known as nigahiga and KevJumba.

  • I thought that they were so funny and awesome, and I instantly wanted to make videos like them.

  • So one day I got a group a friends together and we filmed probably one of the worst videos

  • to ever ever be created but I had such a fun time.

  • I’m glad I never posted it on YouTube though, I was actually a couple years under YouTube’s

  • age requirement of being 13 which I know a lot of people don’t pay attention to but

  • at the time I thought that somehow they’d figure it out and put me in jail or something

  • I don’t know.

  • High school came along and I joined theater, speech, joined a bunch of clubs, became VP

  • of my class, played soccer, And got involved in the church that my dad was a pastor in.

  • Although I enjoyed a lot of what I did, after a couple years, I ended up dropping most of

  • it after realizing I was doing them just to please my parents.

  • Which is why I tried so hard to get good grades and do all the extracurriculars.

  • I think that this is one the reasons why to this day I feel so self conscious whenever

  • doing anything because I’m afraid of letting people down.

  • While all this was happening in high school I started posting occasional videos on my

  • youtube channels and they started getting some views and subscribers which I thought

  • was like the coolest thing ever.

  • This motivated me and I started having big hopes for my future.

  • I told myself that one day, I’m going to live in Los Angeles and pursue a career in

  • the entertainment industry.

  • Which was great and all but for someone living in a small town in Ohio, I didn’t know if

  • that was even remotely realistic but I didn't care.

  • I should also mention that sometime around here I started to date a girl, well call her, Barbara.

  • It was your typical young high school relationship I guess, I fell head over heels for Barbara,

  • we had some good times.

  • However, we didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things and looking back, it wasn’t a

  • healthy relationship.

  • I moved away to LA for college which was my dream come true.

  • But because of that, long distance didn’t work out, we lost feelings for each other,

  • and after a year together we broke up.

  • And for me at the time, it was hard, I wasn’t really ready for things to end and she started

  • seeing someone else right after which just made me feel terrible about myself.

  • To keep my mind off things I stayed busy with my college work where I studied film and tv

  • production.

  • Soon after I met some of the coolest I know and I don’t know what I would have done

  • without them.

  • They made me feel confident and happy which pushed me to make YouTube videos again even

  • though I had practically stopped.

  • From there I started to push myself to see where this whole online video thing could

  • take me.

  • Seeing other people who had made it their full-time job, inspired me to see if I could

  • do that myself.

  • Sadly, not everyone was for that as much as I was.

  • Like most parents, mine, don’t really understand the whole online world so well.

  • And to this day, they still don’t fully understand what I do.

  • They know that I make videos but it’s hard for them to grasp that it’s not just some

  • weird little hobby but that there is more to it.

  • And as much as it hurts me to say, on many occasions through the years, my mom has told

  • me that she thinks my videos are stupid.

  • She's told me that theyre a waste of my time and how she thinks there’s no value

  • in them.

  • It’s rough having one of the people you trust the most tell you how pointless they

  • think your passion is.

  • My dad is a little more carefree when it comes to my endeavors and my mom has gotten a bit

  • better over time.

  • What I’ve had to come to understand is that she would only say those things to me because

  • it was her way of trying to look out for me and her way of showing she was worried about

  • my future.

  • I love my parents, theyve done so much for me and I will forever be grateful for

  • that.

  • I joke a lot in my videos about how I’m such a disappoint to them but honestly, I

  • think that’s just my way of coping with the fear that I’ll let them down somehow.

  • And that pretty much brings us up to speed to where I am today.

  • I’m only 20 so this draw my life is still a work in a progress.

  • I’m still working on videos, which is super dope.

  • Luckily for me, I have people like you all who watch them so thank you so much.

  • Thanks for helping me have a reason to smile each and every day knowing that there are

  • people out there who believe in me.

  • I’m not sure what my future looks like but who does right?

  • I’m still in college right now, not really sure if I'll finish though, there’s a lot

  • that I want to work on and pursue full-time but I can’t because it’s impossible to

  • do everything.

  • I’m looking forward to what’s to come and I can’t wait to take you all with me.

  • Listen I don’t think I’m someone to look up to at all or anything but if there’s

  • anything I want you to take from this, it’s that you can do whatever you want to do.

  • Don’t shut others out, but ultimately, do what you want to do, if it's what will make

  • you happy.

  • Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because YOU make that decision.

  • If you live your whole life trying to please others or worrying what people will think

  • of you, youre not living.

  • Anyways, thanks so much again for watching, it means a lot to me.

  • Hope you have a great day.

Hey what’s good everyone, it’s Motoki and this is my draw my life video.

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