would this be considered a rare video? I don't think I've ever seen this video before...? im sorry, I can't checked her youtube right now http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjkzNDk4MTYwOA==.html?spm=a2h0k.8191407.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2 also this pet halloween video http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTUyODM3ODk5Mg==.html?spm=a2h0k.8191407.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2
I can see Mimei trying to change, or at least want to change and be more chill about things; and I don't want to put the blame on Duncan but they kinda have a us against the world kind of thing, which isnt necessarily their fault (the whole duncan family trying to break in their apartment thing), but that kind of isolation (not necessarily physical isolation) doesn't seem to be good for Mimei. Even if she was rather fake and two faced along with the jvlogger girls, I could see she was actually having fun and she enjoys being around people. Duncan is more of the lone wolf guy, so you kinda get what I mean. Not saying they don't match, on the contrary they compliment each other quite well, but I think he does have an influence on her, even if he's not doing anything. I've watched her for a long time, and I know it doesn't mean much, but I do care and root for her. I haven't seen much of her later videos so I can't say, but I do hope she learned to let go of things.
Its not my intention to project but its probably my fault because I feel like I didn't spend more time forming my comment,(i was outside at the time). I personally don't think my situation is unfortunate. My close friends now are the core of the fruit and we've shaved off all the bad parts. Why I could relate to Mimei was that at one point, where we were still searching for ourselves we always met people who were super nice and we got along well until they started to become more vain and more and more shady and betrayed us in many ways. We might not have gone online and dissed the heck out of them nor do we have a following who we could "send" on a witch hunt, but we definitely talked shit about them to warn about other. Or even to just be petty because we did get betrayed after all. But that's my personal situation, and it is different from Mimei's. I just wanted to bring up my situation to the parallel of meeting people. I might have reached a bit far in the last post, and I apologize if it bothered anyone. I was doing multiples things at the same time and I guess I wasn't paying too much attention. I think the main idea I wanted to convey as that I wouldn't blame her for ending up meeting not really cool people. Whatever she does with that, the whole her leeching off of them, receiving benefits while bitching about them behind their backs, is obviously a really shitty thing to do. And obviously no one would want to hangout with anyone like that. But it might not be her fault for always meeting up people who are rather shady, cause I can relate to that, that's why I was bringing my situation in cause I all I can do is base things from my own experience. I personally don't think it's necessary her fault that she's always meeting people who she parts with. Now in the subject of her treating her "friends", we can agree that she's not the most honest nor humble person. Her and Duncan has a superiority complex and she is visibly rather jealous of Taylor and her money. But I think she might just be one of Taylors secret supporters who went too far. I'm sorry and I apologise again if I seemed like I was projecting myself, and maybe I still look like I am but it is not in my intention at all.
I hope I don't come off too strong but would you say that my group of irl friends are the shitty acquaintances everyone meets? I mean you don't know us or anything but I've commented previously that I do relate to Mimei's friends problem. Except I don't go online and diss people if anything. But almost 80% of the time my group of friends meet new people, they always end up backstabbing us or becoming really really fake people. Im with you with the whole passive agressive shit they do online all the time. There's not much wonder why she doesn't make friends there. But personally I wouldn't want to be friends with Tokyo Taylor cause of how shallow she was (still kinda is in my opinion) nor Sharla cause of her past drama and overall fakeness. I don't think you can really blame her for always meeting up with people she parts with not long after. Unless she's actively seeking it of course. But I don't see why someone who's so anxious all the time would be actively looking for it.
To me Mimei was always kind of the weirdo thats not really in any popular circle but she wants to be. I do think she likes the attention, thats why she's always trying to make friends. But trying to force friendship with people who the quote en quote, popular kids from Canada wasn't a good thing for her.
I'm curious about something tho. Did any of you have that time or period where whomever you meet ends up being totally fake bitches or just annoying childish people and you just end up going back to the people who you really can trust? Cause I can see Mimei and Duncan only finding people she just can't be friends with, cause its happened to me and my best friend a lot. Im not taking out the fact that she's rather petty and salty about those things but does anyone know what I mean? Or me and my best friend are just really shitty people.
Link, don't forget to get adblock. Very boring, very fake, and at the end, she just looks like what we call a "Yeak" (apparently in english they are called Yaksha, i just googled it) with those horrendous eyebrows of hers... its just so unflattering...
First video I watched for a while and I didn't speed it up because you guys were saying the camera wasnt as shaky so i wanted to see it for myself. I actually kinda don't like the camera work, its still really shaky and not even the minimum shakiness that makes a video more "real". But some of the plans and compositions were actually really nice. They should probably get an Osmo or something... Even if their stabilizer, its not stable.. As for the content, I like it, she's finally exploring the city she's living in. I'd want more info on how to find the places (for tourists or people who are just dropping by, like on a blog post or something) and maybe less of the famous Sharla "So good"
I kinda think so too, i feel like she might be scared to face people she thinks might have gossiped about her. After all, she went all the way to Japan, just to not really make it and she's back to Hong Kong. Tokyo is one of the major cities for fashion/makeup in Asia so its considered high level stuff. Its possible she thought people would laugh at her for not making it, or they thought she was way ahead of herself or something. I actually really like the honesty in her vlog. Props to her for sharing it to her fans. i would never put out something so open for everyone to see, thats probably why im a bit skeptical and still think she wants a lot of attention... but we're different people, and if it helps one of her fans, its even better. Honestly, we don't know the extent of Elbow-san's English so we can't say much, but i can tell you for sure that even if someone might be using english everyday for work and home, they still might not understand all of the nuances and subtexts and tones of a native english speaker. Plus theres also a difference in the sense of humor, maybe elbow dude didn't mean to come off so harshly, maybe he actually meant it. I just wish he wouldn't say shit like that tho, if i was on a journey to rediscover myself, i wouldnt want someone close to just say stop just like that.
I think im pretty much in the same shoes, where i am of mixed blood, lived for a long time in one country and went to an international school. Most of the kids like us go to the internet because we can be understood easily than IRL. Sure we get the local culture, but we usually gravitate towards the more "progressive" and i guess liberal one of the many cultures we are exposed to. And since its about music, everyone looks to the United States of America, so I'm not surprised people might think hes American. And the thing about switching "sides" when its advantageous, I think everyone who's mixed kinda does it? If the library charges 3 times more for foreigners than for locals, im gonna use my local ID to register. I know its different in this case for Joji since hes a public figure but everyone kinda does it because its a part of them technically. I can wish for him to not exploit his "exotic side" for new fans/weebs, but even if he doesn't, there will always be people who would follow him cause hes half japanese.