Aziz Ansari Thanks His Immigrant Parents

Aziz Ansari is a very busy man right now. Parks and Recreation just ended its seventh and final season and Ansari’s new book, Modern Romance, is hitting bookshelfs soon. Despite all this success, Ansari never forgets that his parents are the reason behind it. In this preview clip from his standup special Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden that is currently streaming on Netflix, Ansari gives thanks to his parents and talks about how his “life is super easy because they did all the struggling.”

While the narrative of immigrant parents moving to America for a better life is not exactly uncommon, Ansari manages to spin an astute, hilarious and defiant take on his own story. While a good part of the bit is spent mocking his own privilege (among other things, he says he wouldn’t last a day in Brooklyn with only twenty dollars in his pocket), Ansari is also defiant against the racism he experienced growing up in the South. Ansari jokes that his parents were trying to find a place that combined racism and horrible public schools in a “very unnecessary venn diagram.”  And while we don’t want to spoil the ending joke, let’s say Ansari and his parents weren’t going to just sit back and take the racism directed at them without fighting back.

Posted below is the clip from his Netflix special and a couple photos of Ansari’s parents hanging out with some of his very famous friends.

Image courtesy of Uproxx

Image courtesy of Uproxx

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Asia Street Style: Stylish Parents With EVEN MORE Stylish Children


We’ve seen street style in Asia of couples or best friends sporting complementary looks in an effort to show their solidarity with each other, but while browsing through current street portrait photographs from Seoul, I was instantly drawn to these fashionable parents and their children. There isn’t a single trend shared between them; rather, the looks are a reflection of very different style personalities that are unbelievably cool and still completely embraceable by their mini-me’s. Raising children can be demanding and hectic, so when I find parents who manage to keep great style in their lives, it becomes an instant inspiration!


1. Mother and son keeping an edge with moto-styling!

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Matching leather biker jackets and aviator sunglasses already have a fab factor, but tossing up the trademark peace sign makes me smile at the cuteness overload from a future fashion-savvy mind.


2. Mother and sons show us how urban wear is done!


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I love seeing a little bit of the Los Angeles urban vibe in Asia. Bold prints and a youthful appearance make this fashion-forward trio the epitome of Tom Hirota’s ideal of “casual-rich,” often used to describe the unique Joyrich brand that was founded in California.


3. Father and son looking quite dapper!


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Men in Korea take fashion seriously with their neat styling and clean looks. Flawlessly paired accessories for both father and son make them an extremely eye-catching duo. Mixing blues and yellows are picture-perfect for long summer days.


Story by Min A. Lee.


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Tearjerker Alert: Parents Receive Letter From Their Daughter Three Years After Her Death

The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, otherwise known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, left Japan shattered in 2011. With a magnitude of 9.0, this earthquake is the most powerful recorded earthquake to ever have hit Japan.

According to the National Police Agency, there were 15,884 deaths, 6,147 people injured, 2,636 people missing, 127,290 buildings totally collapsed, 272,788 buildings ‘half collapsed’ and 747,989 buildings partially damaged.

Among those who died in this tragic earthquake was the daughter of a 59 year-old father and a 51 year-old mother.

Although the identity of this family remains hidden, Kotaku reports, “The daughter graduated high school in 2003 and got a job as a bus guide in Kyoto. After that, she returned to her hometown of Otsuchi and got part-time work. It was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami. The daughter was in Otsuchi town hall, which was swallowed by the tsunami. She was never found.”

The parents were left grief-stricken and the father reportedly stopped caring whether or not he lived or died.

Suddenly, three years after the death of their daughter, the parents received a letter from her.

“Mom and Dad, by the time you get this letter, perhaps you’ll have a grandchild?” the daughter wrote. “I think I’ll be married with a child, but what if I’m all alone?”

The parents quickly wondered if their daughter was still alive. After all, her body had never been found. Instead, they discovered that she wrote the letter ten years ago on January 10, 2004. She had used a service called “Heartful Letter” which will hold your letter and deliver it ten years later.

“Dad and Mom, you have taken so, so much care of me,” she wrote, “From now on, I will take care of the both of you.”

The touching letter was enough to pull the couple out of their grief. They have decided to live of happiness that would make their daughter proud.