Hey guys, so I am pondering if I should do a daily vlog when I am in Korea. And the question is whether to talk in vlogs or not. I would prefer watching a travel vlog that gives details on the locations, feelings, review of the places etc rather than just showing the places visit without any information provided to the audience so that they can actually know how to get there if they are interested. But one thing that I am afraid of is that I appear awkward on camera. My sentence might just have lots of grammar errors or my voice sounded weird or I look ugly. You know, all those kinds of negative stuff. But sometimes I would tell myself to just be myself. I know this is kinda contradicting but yes, that’s how my brain works. This is why I can never have a conclusion cause I ended up analyzing the pros and cons with equal weightage given to both. Sigh. Maybe I should just do everything la, daily vlogs, summary of the trip, talk and don’t talk and see how it goes. Who knows, I might have a lot of footage but I don’t have the mood or time to edit. Hhahaha. Bless my soul.
On a side note, I’m flying off in a weeks time and I’m so hyped up for it! A month before my trip I wanna make a lot of preparation such as learning Korean, deciding on my daily fashion, plan the kind of videos to take, thinking of what silly dance to do in the middle of the street and also silly videos. But………..I didn’t really plan any of those and now I’m only left with a week. HAHHA I kind of expected this outcome la.
Korean Won is so weak now! I’m so frustrated at myself for not paying attention to the rates and I let my feelings come into play. Whenever it drops, I took the wait and see approach, hoping that it will go back up because I’m so unwilling to settle for 800 plus. I kind of beat myself up everyday because I let the 833 Krw rate slip past me. And now all it ever goes is down….like the economy. Currently 795 Krw. FML. I guess I cannot play with stocks next time too. Hhahaha
I read some tips online on Travel Vlogs!
- Don’t flim everything
- Central vlogs around an activity or place
- Keep videos short and succinct
- Don’t be afraid to show more of yourself
- Include other people in your vlogs
- Show things from your point of view
- Start your video with an establishing shot
- Keep your videos stable, not shaky
- Avoid fliming with a lot of wind or background noises
- Choose good music that accentuates the mood of your video
- Put your vlog aside for a while then re-evaluate
- Watch other travel vlog
Credit Flying Chalks Website
Often do you hear people saying that secondary school friends are the best and they are the ones that will stay forever as well, which I agree with. Back then when we were secondary school kids, we barely cared about anything. (Well we do have things like family etc to care about, but the point is to emphasize how carefree we are).
Knowing each other since the age that we do all sorts of dumb things in school like splashing each other with water, playing catching, laughing at the simplest no sense things. I remembered when we were in the toilet together, the ones that are done would splash water at the ones who are not done while we were waiting and tell them to hurry up. Then you can hear the ones in the toilet going “oi”. It’s like raining indoors. We didn’t make the floor wet, so nope, the cleaner didn’t have a hard time.
Anyways, being so comfortable with each other means we would just be ourselves. Not afraid of being judged by the public. I mean like if I did the same things now, just that I’m with my university friends for instance, I would get judged so badly. People will be like “wtf are you doing”. Perhaps until now we are still as young as before. When we meet up, we really do silly things. It’s so easy to be happy. We have the joy of a kid. We can go into the toy store and get fascinated with the stuff there. I can’t imagine what my colleagues reaction would be if I saw a playground nearby and I ask them, can we go to the playground for a while. HAHAHHA unless they wanna play with me la.
Last night after we meet up for dinner and went shopping, we head over to the nearby playground because they told me that there are swings. Who doesn’t love swings? It was such a fun moment playing at the playground. You could hear screams, laughter filling the air. That pure joy. Maybe because we dumb af also la. Play until so hiong also, how to not scream. We were Shoooook leh. So intense. I miss them a lot now that i’m not with them. Omg we need to stop being so needy.
Don’t you ever wonder how much time in our lives do we spend waiting?
Waiting for the bus, waiting for your friend who is always late, waiting for your favorite show to air etc…….. Those waiting time are somehow just a waste of time if we are not doing anything other than waiting.
All you do is just stare at space, letting your thoughts run wild. Perhaps thinking of what to have for dinner later. Either way, you have some time to yourself and just be selfish with your feelings. After all, who is there to judge your thoughts other than yourself. It can be exhausting on your mental health to overthink but I just can’t help it.
“All I hear is raindrops, falling from the rooftop”
Feeling so empty this year for Christmas.
2015 is coming to an end as well and it just doesn’t seems so real. As much as I wish for time to slow down so that I can spend more time with my family and friends, time doesn’t work that way. In fact I have so much worries for 2016 before it even begins. That whole new year feels. In a blink of an eye, this year can end and hello 2016. That 1 second is determining everything. I’m so sad that it has to end when I haven’t even got the chance to live my life fully, you know, so that everyday will be well spend. I wonder what the future holds for me.
Just that night, we had a thrash talk and it got me saying too much of what I really felt deep down inside, just that I didn’t not say it in details….It’s like what answer am I seeking from this talk? I just don’t know. The rage inside me has already been unleashed that I find it pointless to repeat. My hope for 2016, PASSION to make me stay alive here. The bond within us should be strong as ever.