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  • Well, I mean the day... the day itself was pretty good.

  • But then, the very end of the day, Jun and Yuka--

  • they decide that they wanted to do the teacups again.

  • That was something they were really excited about for some reason.

  • So they go get on the teacups and I'm like, I don't want to be left alone! I wanna do it do.

  • So I go get on the teacups. And they're like,

  • "You know, we're gonna go really fast. We like going really fast on the teacups."

  • And I'm like, "Well, you know... it'll probably be okay."

  • Like, I get dizzy, but you know,

  • it's just dizziness. It'll just go away in a couple minutes.

  • So that's not anything to worry about.

  • So I'll handle it! And they're like,

  • "You know, you can really sit this out." And I'm like,

  • "No..."

  • "That's really awkward, I don't wanna be left alone. I'm just gonna come with you guys!"

  • So we get on the teacups.

  • And

  • like immediately my sister-in-law is like super excited, and she's like spinning the teacups really fast.

  • And I'm like... Wow...

  • this is kinda fast. I'm getting a little dizzy. But you know, I'll just manage it.

  • And I'll be fine.

  • And like both Jun and my sister-in-law, they're like sitting straight up.

  • And they're like smiling and laughing and they're having

  • so much fun and they're just like spinning the teacups

  • And it's going so fast, and they're just, they're sitting straight up!

  • And I'm like plastered to the back and I can't even move.

  • And they're just like smiling away! "Hahaha, teacups!"

  • And I'm in the back, I can't even like lift my neck up.

  • And I'm like sliding down the teacup. because I can't even control anything.

  • I'm SOOO dizzy at this point.

  • Like I'm starting to feel so sick, and I'm like, "NO, okay, you guys,"

  • "I can't do this." But they're not paying attention, they're like laughing so hard

  • and they're having such a good time.

  • I'm just like,

  • laying down in the teacup, and I'm like,

  • this has to stop.

  • This has to--I'm gonna die.

  • I dunno what's happening. This is gonna kill me, you guys, you guys have to stop.

  • Eventually the teacup stops and I'm like, "Guys..."

  • "I can't move."

  • "I don't know what's happening. I'm gonna like throw up."

  • "This is... so bad, I can't see, everything is spinning."

  • And they're like, they're having a grand time.

  • They're just walking off, and I'm like, "I can't... Guys, help me!"

  • "Help me! Jun please help me."

  • And so like, Jun helps me get up and walk out of the teacups.

  • And I'm like doubled over, like my head is between my knees.

  • And I'm like walking completely bent over,

  • kind of stumbling away from the teacups.

  • And he takes me over to a bench, and they're like,

  • "Okay, well we're gonna go find the rest of our family."

  • So I just kinda sit there on the bench and I am SOO nauseous and dizzy.

  • And everything is spinning.

  • I've never felt this way in my entire life.

  • And eventually I'm like, I can't, I'm gonna throw up.

  • So there's a bathroom that's like, like thirty feet away or something,

  • so I just kind of stumble over to the bathroom and then like I collapse into a toilet

  • and I throw up from being so dizzy.

  • And I just kinda stay there for like ten minutes.

  • And eventually my sister-in-law comes in and she's like, "Hey... We're leaving."

  • "Everyone's ready to go... are you okay?"

  • "Why don't you... come out now?"

  • And I'm like, I can't walk. I... nope.

  • No, I can't come out of this toilet right now.

  • This is a really bad idea.

  • So Jun has to come and get me.

  • And, I'm like no

  • I need to stay in front of the toilet because I'm going to throw up again.

  • And, well everyone's ready to leave, so we just start the walk back to the car.

  • It's like, the car's like 3/4ths of a mile or a mile away. It's like a really long walk.

  • Because we have to walk all the way to the front of the gate,

  • and then we parked really far around the side of the park.

  • So it's like a really long walk.

  • And it's like... really excruciating.

  • Like a really excruciating walk for me.

  • And like halfway through, Jun and my father-in-law, they go off

  • 'cause they're gonna buy souvenirs,

  • and Jun's gonna buy a hat for my grandpa that I wanted him to get.

  • And so I'm just,

  • I'm now left with my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law.

  • And we're walking back to the car by ourselves.

  • And I'm still so nauseous and I'm like walking with my head down, and I can't see anything.

  • Like the ground's spinning for me. I'm so dizzy.

  • It's terrible.

  • And we finally get back to the car.

  • And we're parked next to-- We're parked in a--

  • It's a nice little parking lot, and there's like a tree right next to us,

  • like a fancy park tree or whatever.

  • And as soon as we get back to the car and we stop walking

  • I immediately throw up into the tree

  • right in front of my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law.

  • And they're like freaking out. They're like, "Oh my gosh!"

  • And they're like rummaging through everything in the back of the car.

  • And they get like a cup and some like drink for me so I can rinse my mouth out.

  • And then I just get in the car and sit down because I'm feeling so bad.

  • We start driving

  • and instead of going back to the hotel like I had hoped we would,

  • we start driving toward a restaurant.

  • It's like a really nice, fancy, Japanese restaurant.

  • And the car is actually like completely silent, except for there's like some kpop on the radio

  • becasuse my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law love kpop.

  • So they're playing some of that music,

  • just like really low, like a low a volume.

  • And I'm just sitting in the back. I am soo miserable.

  • I'm feeling so bad.

  • And I am so embarrassed

  • that I had to throw up in front of my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law.

  • And I'm like, this can't possibly get any worse.

  • But you, maybe, MAYBE somehow I could recover from this.

  • Maybe it could get better.

  • But then

  • I just start throwing up again...

  • into my cup.

  • Like in my little cup in this completely silent car while everyone's driving.

  • And it's like so loud and everyone is so quiet

  • and no one is saying anything.

  • And like everything that I've done for my in-laws is flashing before my eyes.

  • Because

  • the whole time that I've gotten to know my in laws, it's only been like a year,

  • since I've gotten to know them.

  • And like with my family, when I told them, "I'm gonna get married," like, "I love Jun."

  • Like, "Hey guys, I'm engaged to this guy from Japan. It's so great! I'm gonna get married!"

  • And if anyone was ever like,

  • "No. No, you can't do that." I would have just been like,

  • "Okay, I don't care!"

  • "Whatever."

  • "Guess I'm not gonna talk to you again."

  • You know, that's the kind of attitude we have in America.

  • But for Jun it's so important to get along with his family.

  • Like this is--

  • I mean, I'm not going to say every Japanese person is like this,

  • but it's really important in Japan. Family is much more important in Japan.

  • So he really wanted his family's approval.

  • And so I had been- I understand this. I had been trying SO hard

  • to, like, make a good impression.

  • Like, I wanted them to think like, "Oh, I'm really happy

  • that my son is marrying this woman who has a good job.

  • She's really polite. She's like such a nice woman. She's so feminine and mature.

  • And like, I had spent a year building up all of this, like this image

  • and I worked so hard to get their approval.

  • And now I'm VOMITING IN THEIR CAR.

  • In front of everyone. It's so awkward. I have no idea what to do at this point.

  • And like I don't even know what to say in Japanese, like

  • my Japanese is not good enough at this point to explain how sorry I am.

  • So like the only thing I can think to say in Japanese is "Gomennasai! I'm so sorry!"

  • And eventually we get to the restaurant.

  • And they're like, "Hey! Come inside. Get some food."

  • I'm just like,

  • "Okay, maybe if I sit here for like ten or fifteen minutes then

  • like my brain will calm down and I won't be as nauseous and I'll be able to eat, so I'm like,

  • "You guys go ahead. I'll come in in a little bit. I just need

  • to rest here a little bit because I'm so nauseous and dizzy.

  • I can't see and everything so please let me just sit here for a little bit."

  • So they go inside.

  • And they like wait to order and everything.

  • And eventually Jun comes back out, and he's like, "Hey, We're gonna start ordering."

  • And I'm still- Everything is still spinning for me.

  • I'm like, "No. I'm sorry. I can't come inside, I need to stay here in the car.

  • I will throw up if I try to move. and go inside this restaurant.

  • And that's, no. That's bad. I'm not gonna do that. That's not gonna happen."

  • And he's like, "Oh, well why don't you just come try?"

  • And I'm like, "No."

  • And he's like, "Do you want us to bring you something?

  • Like, we can order something and take it back to the hotel for you."

  • And I'm like, "No. No, I don't think you understand.

  • Like putting food in my body is not a good idea right now.

  • So I'm just gonna stay here in the car. You guys please go enjoy your meal."

  • And I'm sure they're sitting inside the restaurant just like feeling really guilty, like

  • "Okay, so

  • our daughter-in-law is out in the car 'cause she's nauseous,