What I thought funny was how she made such a big deal about getting 5% off, but she bought a DISPLAY bag. I guess owning a Gucci bag means more to her than getting a new bag because if I’m paying for anything designer, I wouldn’t want something that who knows how many people touched. The backpack sells for $2,080 on Gucci’s website. Since she bought it at duty free, she probably paid less but 5% discount is at most ~$100.. which considering you’re buying designer, isn’t that big of a deal. I honestly would’ve spent $1000 less and gotten the Soho Disco bag that most likely fits everything she mentioned in the video. I also thought it was not smart of her to mention that she leaves the authenticity cards in her bags.. like what if someone steals her bags and oh how convenient that they can verify that it’s real and not fake when selling them.
She does say 여기요 and I replayed it multiple times to understand the context, but it sounds more like she blurted out that word for no reason. Typical Joan. She has a habit of inserting random Korean words/phrases here and there that don’t add any more meaning to what she’s saying in English.
Their Korean sounds more natural than Joan and they were saying simple sentences too. It's so sad that Joan's Korean hasn't improved in the 3.5 years she's been in the country. Every time I visit for a few weeks, I always improve by the time I leave.. but who knows, maybe it was worse to begin with?
It is a very common question. Whenever I visit my relatives in Korea, the first two things they mention are always about appearance and relationships. I have single cousins who are in their 30s and they seem miserable whenever that topic is brought up. I think Joan looks better with dark hair in general, really wish she'd go back to brown or black. Also, did anyone else notice that the first thing she did after she got paid was go shopping for a new camera lens and a diptyque perfume? I'm assuming and hoping she saves a portion of her earnings.
In today's vlog, she said "I like filming [me unboxing the gifts] because I want to give a shout out to those of you who took the time out of their day to come to the meet and greet and also bring me something." Except from the 18 minutes I got through the 50 minute video, it was more about the gift than the gifter and she did that thing again where she tried to show a subscriber's handle, but failed miserably. Also, she was in her brother's room editing the video on the iMac.. I wonder why? Perhaps because Abe edits her videos so he needs it more than her.
She always has a tendency to "explain" her fear of heights every. single. time. She was also on the second floor of that mall so I was confused that she wasn't scared because it opened out to see the first floor below. I felt that she could've just closed her eyes when going up the escalator, but I'm not her (and not scared of heights) so I don't exactly understand her fear. But apparently hotels, apartments (unless she lives on the first floor), and airplanes are totally fine...? I feel that hanging around in shopping malls is so middle school.
What bothers me is that it's not even Japan, she specifically titled the video "100 Things to Do in Osaka." The disclaimer at the bottom says that the entire trip was organized by the Global Travel Blogger Summit, she pitched the idea to them, and they helped brainstorm... can't believe she suggested so many food items as "things to do" and they approved her ideas.
What I dislike is how almost every video is "Kpop (Idol) ________" and her obsession with minions. I think it's fine to like/collect something but to an extent. Her videos are tolerable until she mentions minions/acts cute/fixes bangs/stares at self in viewfinder.
All she has in her room is the white "aesthetic" shelf that she's really proud of, white perfume stand, white bed, two white wardrobes, and her white vanity. I'm thinking her "work space" is one of the vanity tables, where her laptop is in the picture.
I feel like she's never been very personal about her life. Even with all the Q&A's that she has done, I still feel like I don't know her as a person. I used to really like watching her, but I sensed the change around June during KCON in New Jersey. The daily vlogging definitely did not help because she mentioned in one of her CA vlogs that she used to be a planner, but now she doesn't know what she's going to do next week, let alone the next day. The sad part is that she hasn't used the spontaneous life she's lived after quitting her radio job efficiently; going to cafes and hanging out with friends is fine, but if she wanted to make the most of the "success" she had/has, she should've done more top cafes, top restaurants, explore ALL of Korea, etc. Lucky for her though because her subscribers seem to love anything she says and does.