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I'm happy for them, but my first thought was tbh if it's not too early for Isaac. I feel like they should focus on him some more until he's confident enough, there's a 50/50 chance that he'll feel too neglected with a baby around (or he's gonna be an amazing brother right away). It's good they waited with the announcement this time and she has quite the bump already, really cute. I just hope it's not gonna stress Bubz as much as with Isaac.
You should try getting some fresh air during breaks, maybe take a walk outside. Moving and fresh air are really important to refresh your brain. And I agree with the sleeping hours, those seven to eight hours are only a general thing. You'll have to figure out for yourself how much sleep you need, can be ten hours or only six hours. Personally, I can be really awake most of the day with only four hours if I have to, but it really changes daily for me. Some days are more exhausting than others, sometimes I go to sleep really early, sometimes I stay awake longer. Listen to your body, not to what others tell you, only you know what's best for yourself. Also check how you're sleeping. Do you feel like you're sleeping deeply enough? Maybe there's noises interrupting you or maybe you need a different pillow, room temperature... All that stuff. If you're living in a country where it's winter currently, that might play into it too. Humans are general more tired when it's cold and dark outside. You might also want to look into a healthier diet, depending on what you're consuming currently as already suggested, I know I was really lazy as student. Please just don't start using what I'd call "additives", means anything that you can't consume with your food anyway. Means energy drinks, caffeine in general, sugar... It's just making your body crave more and with that make it more tired in the end. In case you feel like that's all not the cause of it and it's something that doesn't change over weeks even if you're trying, I would recommend checking with a doctor. Might me that you're lacking something that your doctor can help you with. But I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Holy shit, can she be any more bored...? That she has nothing better to make a video about? That might be funny for in between if she didn't make such boring videos everyday. Anyway, she's going shopping with Bii in Shinjuku as well. Can't she add a [Vlog] or something behind her video titles? That would at least indicate that the video isn't only about the one thing in the title... Also sorry, but the dark blue dress looked a LOT better on her than the light blue one... She's pale and blonde anyway, the light blue just makes her look... cold.
I didn't mention fashion advice on purpose because she's honestly bad at coordinating herself. But I think she would be able to tell if something looks good on someone else and tell them honestly, rather than Taylor.
Meh, gonna disagree about this for one simple fact: Sharla did order from all those cheap China online stores for a while. Her favourite space hoodie is from Dresslink and those don't cost more than a couple dollars, max. Those stores have elegant clothes as well. Why not ask Rachel to take her to a thrift store? Rachel seems to be more honest than Taylor about such things.
Actually even that is an excuse. It's easy to get by without Japanese in Tokyo. You don't even have to talk at all most of the times. I mean, it's easy to look up Japanese recipes in English online and then just buy what you need. They do already have some cooking basics at home and if she still needs something that's exclusively Japanese, she could either order it online from Amazon (which has an English translation) or write down the word/take a photo and go to a supermarket, show it to a staff and ask "Doko desu ka" if she can't find it herself at all. The staff won't bother you if they see you don't understand them further, they'll help you as much as they can and if they have to bring you to what you're looking for physically. Even in small boutiques, of which there are tons of on Takeshita dori/Harajuku for example, they'll either try to small talk with basics which she should be able to understand or they'll just leave you alone. It's awkward if they try to explain something because you did something wrong or whatever, but it's not like you have to go back there if you're that awkward (like me, haha). My personal experience is that some staff doesn't talk more than necessary to you (best example: convenience stores where they ask if you need chopsticks or if they should warm up the food for you, just say no to their questions if you don't need anything and you're good) or they'll just ask if you like what you're looking it/if you like it here and if you reply to that with something that sounds like you understood, they'll start friendly babbling if you understand them or not. They're just happy you understood anything at all, really.
Pff, if "class projects" and making videos that have zero effort are work, I should just quit and do that as well. Work a proper job and we'll talk again, Yumi. It's not work when you sit at home on your laptop and edit a voluntary video. No one forces you to kick out videos daily. I would accept that if she actually was busy with her studies, but nope. Tons of time to make videos that don't even have commentary.
Here's another suggestion for you, Taylor. I don't speak Japanese well enough to hold a proper conversation either, so you can do it as well. How about instead of making a "joke video" about something you're not interested in anyway and that some of your viewers are really passionate about, so they might get disappointed by it only being a joke... Try go shopping somewhere else. Show the area. Thinking of Odaiba here, it has a lot of great shopping malls, it has amazing tourist spots (Aqua City decks, FujiTV, Rainbow bridge, Statue of Liberty that you didn't know about), just go shopping there instead for once and show what's around. It's not too far out of the comfort zone, it's touristy enough to have English speaking staff for emergencies and signs in English and it's a nice change from Shibuya and Harajuku that everyone has seen a million times already. Also, if you end up buying a cosplay from Donki, you don't have to drive all the way out to Akihabara. Made me realise that she didn't show the taxi ride for once.
Cosplay works a lot different in Japan, it's mostly about looking as good and as much as the character as possible. A lot of cosplayers there buy their costumes (not necessarily at "cheap" stores like Donki though), it's an overseas thing to insist on making everything yourself to be "authentic". In the end it's always up to the cosplayer's decision (if you make the costumes yourself, it can be a lot more accurate and more personal of course). The thing about us suggesting her things here is all good and well, but she will never ever go out there unless it's something in English. She could love art or photography or whatever, we could even suggest her to continue her nutrition classes or take a video filming course - it's all impossible because she refuses to learn Japanese properly. Which is sad.
Reminds me, she was in Donki when her camera broke and some girl (staff who probably saw her or spoke some English? /tourist spot) drew her that map for the LABI store? That's literally down the street... And that's not even the only store, nor is it the cheapest (not that Taylor cares). Like, she never even walked up and down that street to check where she could find better cosplays or whatever? Even if she isn't interested in the touristy things (because I'd just repeat myself with "But this is one of THE tourist spots and she's never been there"), she could have at least checked out the area. Just for fun. Because she has time anyway. It's kinda scary how it shows that she has no interest in Tokyo/Japan. Yeah, that LABI is the biggest store there and it's pretty cool and fancy (and has clean, free toilets, if you're ever there), but uh. Akihabara is full of tech stores, really.
Let's not make her better than she is, she was simply riding the popular train both with Miku and YoI. She's never shown any interest in anime and so I believe that she'd make a bad cosplayer. The costume and looks and general? Yeah, will be great. She has a small, pretty face and a slim body, so she won't have problems with finding fitting characters. But the "play" part of cosplay? Nah, because she doesn't know any characters well enough to go past the standard poses. Funny though because I had a cosplay shooting with my best friend on the same bridge she stood on before going home ("The vegan restaurant is right there. Under that bridge." That part).