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FRONNIE DOES: Donnie's Family

In China, families who can afford them have an “Ayi”, which translates literally to “Auntie” but is actually more of a cleaning lady/ house keeper. They only charge  5$/hour so needless to say, most foreigners and middle-class Chinese can afford one. When I first moved to China, having someone come to my house a few times a week to do dishes, clean my clothes, and occasionally cook food was mind-blowing. In most parts of the world, “maids” are a luxury for the upper classes, not recent college grads working as english teachers. I think it first dawned on me how incredibly blessed I was to have an “Ayi” when I threw a house party and rolled out of bed the next morning at noon to find my apartment spotless.

I’ve had a couple different ones over the years and they’ve been absolute saints. The one in the above video is named “Gou Ayi” and she’s sort of become my “Chinese mom” over the years.

She’s seen me at my worst (brutally hungover on the couch unable to move) and she’s seen me at my best (when I organized a pop-up Restaurant selling Crab Rangoons to raise money for her sister who got hit by a bus)

She even invited me to her farm in the countryside for Chinese New Year that led to some of my most heartwarming videos.

Needless to say, I knew that if I wanted to give Francis a deeper undestanding of my life in China, I would have to bring him to “Ma’s” house for dinner to meet the fam. I just hope that she doesn’t think I’m gay now (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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1
The Shark Knight Returns: Back At My First Shanghai Sharks Game in FIVE YEARS

The Shark Knight Returns: Back At My First Shanghai Sharks Game in FIVE YEARS

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Inside the Life of Pangzai: The Chinese Drinking King

Inside the Life of Pangzai: The Chinese Drinking King

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Reuniting with Pangzai After FOUR YEARS

Reuniting with Pangzai After FOUR YEARS

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I Returned to the Rowdiest Event in Sports: HONG KONG SEVENS

I Returned to the Rowdiest Event in Sports: HONG KONG SEVENS

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My First Boat Party Ended in Disaster

My First Boat Party Ended in Disaster

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We Made the Best Taco that ISN'T a Taco | GOONED UP w/ The Wonton Don

We Made the Best Taco that ISN'T a Taco | GOONED UP w/ The Wonton Don

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We made CRISPY Gumbo-filled Rangoons | Gooned Up w/ Wonton Don

We made CRISPY Gumbo-filled Rangoons | Gooned Up w/ Wonton Don

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Last Day in Shanghai LIVESTREAM HIGHLIGHTS

Last Day in Shanghai LIVESTREAM HIGHLIGHTS

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I Made French Onion Rangoons with my Former Intern

I Made French Onion Rangoons with my Former Intern

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Highlights from my First Livestream in CHINA

Highlights from my First Livestream in CHINA

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GOONED UP: Lobster Fest

GOONED UP: Lobster Fest

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TOP CHEF Teaches Me How to Cook Balkan Rangoons!

TOP CHEF Teaches Me How to Cook Balkan Rangoons!

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We Made Chinese BBQ Rangoons! | GOONED UP w/ The Wonton Don

We Made Chinese BBQ Rangoons! | GOONED UP w/ The Wonton Don

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Our Last Shot to Coach Ugandan Football to a Victory (Last Chance Uganda Finale)

Our Last Shot to Coach Ugandan Football to a Victory (Last Chance Uganda Finale)

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Most Stressful Night of My Life (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 6)

Most Stressful Night of My Life (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 6)

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We Taught 200 Children in Africa How to Play Football (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 5)

We Taught 200 Children in Africa How to Play Football (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 5)

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We Returned to Africa to Beat the Kenyan Football Team (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 4)

We Returned to Africa to Beat the Kenyan Football Team (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 4)

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We Played in the Biggest Football Game in Africa (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 3)

We Played in the Biggest Football Game in Africa (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 3)

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We Almost Drowned After Our Last Practice in Uganda (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 2)

We Almost Drowned After Our Last Practice in Uganda (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 2)

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We Got Hired to Coach the Ugandan Football Team (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 1)

We Got Hired to Coach the Ugandan Football Team (Last Chance Uganda Ep. 1)

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We Were ATTACKED on Our Gorilla Trek

We Were ATTACKED on Our Gorilla Trek

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Donnie and Billy Do the Pyramids! (Last Chance Uganda Prologue)

Donnie and Billy Do the Pyramids! (Last Chance Uganda Prologue)

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Best Of 2023 - We Partied in the Dominican's Most Dangerous Hood | Don & Dave Do the DR Finale

Best Of 2023 - We Partied in the Dominican's Most Dangerous Hood | Don & Dave Do the DR Fi...

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My First UFC Fight in London (Paddy the Baddy + Meatball Molly)

My First UFC Fight in London (Paddy the Baddy + Meatball Molly)

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I Got Married in Ireland (The Wonton Wedding)

I Got Married in Ireland (The Wonton Wedding)