While she was in San Francisco! She lent the book from one of her friends. And while I really enjoy the book (I think I've read it 2 or 3 times) and think that even as an adult you shouldn't get out of touch with how overwhelming puberty can be and how dramatic life can be for a lot of people out there without us ever knowing, I too agree that for her to be so proud of reading a book and trying to sound intelligent.. a YA novel probably isn't the perfect match. Although to her it probably sounded very intellectual and it sure would be difficult for her to read, as her English skills are so extremely limited. She never really read it though.. I mean.. she said so herself, right? And she talked about including books she read into her Favourites. So.... any book? Because The Perks made it.... just sayin'.... And she was basically bragging about reading it in 2 hours too... there's no shame in taking your time to fully grasp the depth of a book Joan.. ugh.. "It's an interesting high school experience. I think everything he learned in his freshman year I learned way later." DID SHE READ THE DAMN BOOK? And then she follows it up talking about Belle being her favourite Disney princess because she's intellectual and classy. Well, you're not Joan.
Wait, so Joan said she hasn't read books since she started daily vlogging.. which I get! I honestly get that, because I know that from myself, as I work a lot and usually end up sleeping instead of reading. However, Joan showed at least two books in that time and elaborated again and again that she read them. One of them was The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. And I remember this so vividly as I was extremely confused as to why she had to show herself holding the book and talking about it again and again. It almost felt like she was showing off that she can read and it felt very uncomfortable. And I remember after she read it she was just like "It's a good book. I recommend it, because it's good" and I felt like she couldn't have read it talking about it like this! The way she talked about it sounded like she read the last page and tried to sound smart. And it's not even a very "difficult" book to read or understand. I guess she cleared that up now by saying she basically lied. And I don't think she read in November either. But it seems to fit her aesthetic to read, as she showed herself before in a café while reading, and talks about reading. Is she 12 or something? Picking up a book would do you good Joan. Try it. Not just for the aesthetic.
Her ego seems to have gone through the roof for some reason unknown to me? The way she talks, the way she looks at people.. She seems to believe the world resolves around her, which I do NOT understand. She seemed so humble at first, but look at her now. You can compare her first videos or vlogs with the latest ones. It's like she's "trying" to be relatable and down to earth, but I don't get why she has to force herself to seem that way, when that's what she should be! She never achieved anything groundbreaking and she's not some famous celebrity. I'm honestly scared to start posting some videos myself, which I would love to do (for myself), because people like her make it seem like you can't stay humble and natural. I'm glad there are people like Q2HAN who kind of restore my faith in people on social media. But I honestly do not understand how we got to this point. I mean, look at Eddy! It's like this tiny bit of "online fame" is like a worm eating through peoples brains and hearts. I'm being dramatic, but where are the intelligent and good hearted people going, and can I please come?!
.. and on a note about her Favourites video.. why didn't she edit out the part about hyaluronic acid if she wasn't sure about it anymore and can't read Korean? Is she purposefully trying to make herself look like a fool? Joan, google things before spouting out wrong information. It's not that hard. I can't believe you with any of your recommended products, because you know nothing about them and speak without any information. Oh, and I don't care if the packaging says something is good. It has to do that. It's damn packaging! Use your brain, young lady.
I didn't even know the damn song... Just a google search that took me 1 minute at most and some common sense. That's all it takes to not make a fool of yourself, Joan. You should try it sometime. Oh, and to add to the conversation about Joan having a college degree.. Some of the brightest people walking on this earth were terrible in school and never made it to a college. Education is so important and valuable, but even the best student could lack any common sense if he studied his text books one dimensional (if you get what I'm trying to say). Only the truly wise will go further than their textbooks and learn to improve themselves and.. well, pick up a good book at times maybe? Could help too..
In the song D (Half Moon) by Dean feat. Geako, this is the verse Joan is referring to: If more time passes, I can't ask you to come back Just like Don Quixote I'm crazily dreaming of your love If only I can see your eyes I would be able to fill up my empty heart This verse is by Gaeko and Dean only says the last line. So not only did Dean NOT sing that part, but also it has NOTHING to do with the damn store and Joan is a freaking IDIOT if she doesn't know who Don Quixote is (which she seemingly doesn't know) and if she honestly believes they were talking about a damn store in freaking Japan in that stupid verse. How can she be this stupid? I'm sorry. I've been very calm with her, but.. how can she be this dense? I don't get it. It's so frustrating! Why would you carelessly spew wrong information multiple times in your videos if you could just keep your mouth shut and not embarrass yourself?
It's sad that a 26 year old adult woman wants so desperately to look like 19-22 year olds. You'd think a person outgrows that state where you want to look like others all the time and can't accept yourself for who you are.. or at least figure out your own taste and style. Oh well..
And can we talk about the fact that she pushed Angela into the 10 steps all at once? That's sooooo bad!! You have to introduce products gradually and slowly. How would she know which of the 10 products made her break out or gave her a reaction when she has to slap on 10 new products at once? How would she know how well which product works for her? I'm very meticulous when it comes to my skin care routine and I take a good two weeks AT LEAST before I introduce another product into my life. It's not about using as much as possible, it's about your optimal skin health. I use at least 10 products, but I know what they are for and how they work with my skin, and I like to change up my skin care routine depending on the time of the year and my well-being, with products I KNOW work. THAT'S how you use skin care. Please, Joan, you can fuck up your own skin all you want, but don't make other people do it. You have no knowledge on the subject, so how dare you make anyone use anything on their skin? Don't do it.
It's so funny to watch, because the Captain and the team seem to have so much fun and seem to be super comfortable when Q2HAN are there, but with Joan.. everyone's awkward and seems to be slightly bothered by her. Even Tina was awkward with Joan in the beginning of the video. I think Joan is this one person that makes you think "Oh, she seems to be quite nice", but after 20 minutes you just want her to finally leave, so you can get a break. She seems to make everything awkward and uncomfortable, she cuts your sentences, she never really pushes conversations forward and only asks you questions so she can talk about herself. Joan is honestly that one girl you don't necessarily dislike, but conversations with her are draining and you kinda gossip about her with your closer friends, but then you feel bad and meet her again and she makes you feel uncomfortable all over again. Does anyone understand what I'm trying to explain?
Uhm... Joan... dude... what are you doing? Why is she vlogging on her main channel like nothing happened? So she decided to ignore any criticism and continue on with her less than mediocre content, won't improve, won't reflect and only try to get more traffic on her main channel? Way to go, Joan. Why was I expecting anything more from her? Have fun with your "Joan Day Season 2" (sad, that you have to call your daily life that way, makes it feel very natural and not staged at all), but I'm not here for it. 'Cause I can already tell that "Season 2" is a train wreck waiting to happen.
Ugh, Joan needs to stop emphasizing that her skin is dry. She clearly has oily skin, or at least combination. My face NEVER looks like that and I have dry skin plus I love the dewy look, and still.. my face never looks like that. Honestly you guys, I want her to get some real skin care knowledge. None of the people I watch for skin care recomendations have skin that looks as bad as hers. Even Abe who has oily acne prone skin has clearer skin than Joan and isn't as greasy. And she needs to STOP saying she goes to a dermatologist. She's going to a beauty parlor.
The camera is not that expensive but has nice quality. The quality of the sound is especially good, which makes it an amazing camera for vlogging. Plus the fisheye effect makes you look skinnier! And it shows much more in one frame that a normal camera would, so it's a nice option when you want to capture the streets of a city. I'm usually super sensitive to videos that are shakey or anything like that. I even feel like getting sick when that happens, but this camera doesn't seem to be a problem for me personally.
The thing is that I DO actually like the whole minimalistic trend that's been going on. I like the message and the essence of it, if done for the right reasons (and if people would seriously stop throwing away EVERYTHING that's sentimental or all their books and shit like that, like, what is you doinnn???), however I don't find any of the glamour I usually see in the minimalist apartments in hers. It looks like a hybrid between a lab, dentist lobby and upper middle class students dorm room. Where's the wow effect? If she used beautiful furniture, yes, maybe it could work, but even her furniture looks worse than straight out of IKEA. I don't get why she made everything look so cheap and badly put together. The only redeeming quality of her apartment are the plants, because I like plants. I can't give her more credit. It's the same thing that happens with her clothing. Throwing money at disconnected pieces does not create a look. She has no taste at all.
Why did she get the same wardrobe twice? Why not get one nice and bigger one? It looks cheap and classless. Her whole room looks like a badly decorated dentists lobby. And not in a good way. There's no personality in her apartment, which I guess suits her.
Well, even if you completely disregard the aesthetic of her vlogs, or lack thereof if you feel like it, I still believe that her content has significantly lost it's originality and effort. Which isn't to say that her content before was groundbreaking, but at least she took her time and put some hard work into it. If you compare her old videos (for example, her eye cream video, or any other main channel video from a few months/year ago) with her current Vanity Tour, you can't honestly tell me that you feel like her content is still the same. For her vlogging channel the same can be said. She doesn't try to show new places, or visit exhibitions like she used to. I get that routine has taken over which is fine, and I could look past it, but I don't want to, because her behavior has deteriorated with it. I dislike the way she's been treating people around her. And that alone is reason enough for me to criticize her. At this point too many people feel that way and mention it, so something about it must be true.