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I figured they'd made a collab when Blair mentioned Taylor....I have no idea why, though.
It's not just you, mashedpotatoes, Blair is annoying and her content is pretty shit. She does "I eat like..." videos but only does it for 1 day and doesn't really speak about the pros and cons (not that she would know after ONE DAY) and basically always half asses it. She did a whole month of eating like Erika Costell but then admits she only did it for two weeks. All her titles are clickbait. She slurs all her words together. But the biggest kicker for me is the huge to-do her and her boyfriend (who is far more likeable but people don't seem to agree) made about "moving to England" and "getting visas" when it's 100% obvious they do not have visas and went to England on a tourist waiver. Pretty sure the Asia trip was a visa run to get another 3 months. They are living out of air b&b's and hotels and clearly are not working there, so no reason/qualifications to get visas whatsoever and they were bitching about the application process...it was just WEIRD. Blair has her own thread on Guru Gossip and she is just shady, like owning a company then making a video pretending said company waas "sponsoring her" in order to advertise it, etc etc.
I think Taylor should be more picky about who she collabs with.
I have not lived in France lately, as I stated I've been in Japan for a very long time. However I do go back from time to time and get outright made fun of for my "weird accent" being told I'm "not really French", mocked for my "Americanized mannerisms" etc and when in Paris I very often overheard garcons acting extremely rude towards tourists struggling with French. As for the pretending to not know English when they do....I've had a lot of French people tell me this, so it's their words not mine. And yes, I know French people add English words to their sentence...just like the Japanese and really any other country does. That doesn't mean they like tourists. Your mileage is different from mine, yes, and I'm not saying mine is more right than yours, but French people are pretty well-known for their lack of friendliness to foreigners. Russia, too, I was there last summer and not only do they not speak English, they will berate you in Russian if you even try. This is person experience in 4 major cities over a 2 month period, but I bet if you asked a bunch of Russians if they hate English speakers they'd say no.
As a native Frenchie I don't think Taylor would fare well there because French people hate people who don't speak French in France. I hear it's gotten better but most people will just pretend not to speak English even if they do just to be assholes because they don't like tourists. Taylor MAY have to learn a second language.... Honestly I think she should go back to Canada for a while, I mean they have a house there and she seems so upset about her grandpa you'd think she'd want to enjoy the time with her grandma. I'm surprised she's staying in HK I assume it's because of ew-san but I mean he doesn't have to go with her. >.>
Wow, that's exactly how I feel! I have lived in Japan for a long time and I don't really watch foreign jvloggers but Taylor was recommended to me some time ago....less than a year ago really. But, I watched her old content and I REALLY enjoyed it. It was very much about nothing and she is very bland and talks very monotone, but it was relaxing and enjoyable to me. However, ever since she got married especially, and then ever since she moved back to Hong Kong she seems SO depressed and lifeless, like a Stepford Wife, that watching her content seriously puts me down in the dumps. The fact that she TRIES to act like she's enjoying her self makes it even more sad. She had so much hope and optimism before...I feel like ew-san sucked the life out of her. I know she says he's her support system etc etc and she may not even realize how much she has given up on her dreams, her life and her self since leaving Japan behind and marrying this dude, but it's extremely obvious in the videos. IDK how much of is is the pressure he appears to put on her to get knocked up, but honestly even though it's not my business, I wish she'd go back to Japan by herself and start over or at the very least go home. No matter what she SAYS there's no way he isn't at least partly to blame for the lifeless mannequin she has become.
I can understand why she collabed with Saf (whom I really enjoy), but WHY would Taylor hang out with Blair Walnuts? She's so annoying. Will Taylor just hang with any Youtuber who comes to HK now? Blair name drops her several times in the video, with Taylor appearing briefly at 13:10.
IMHO Taylor is the definition of boring right down to the way she speaks. Like, I don't think I've ever seen her get excited. Her stuff was better in Japan because she was sitll motivated about her channel and life in general but now that she lives in this dark cocoon in a country I don't think she likes, isolated with really nothing to do....
I understand you probably don't live in Japan and don't understand the difficulty of renting apartments even for Japanese but especially for foreigners. I have had the PLEASURE of apartment hunting twice, including once very recently this year. I'm paying 155,000 yen (which is considered EXHORBITANT here, normal rents are like 90,000-100,000 for a 1K) to be in a rather isolated, inconvenient area when I could have easily gotten a WAY nicer place right in the middle of Shinjuku for only 90,000 with a nicer room, nicer bathroom, nicer building etc. So.....why would I spend $600 more per month for something that is not as nice and not at all where I want to live?....Because it's all I could get. Not financially, financially I could obviously afford more than 90,000 a month....I mean that's the only place that would accept me and also the only place that wasn't asking for like 4 month's rent as deposit for move in.
In Japan what you live in really hardly reflects your living situation. You do have to prove that you earn at least three times the rent, that's a minimum. But many places straight up refuse foreigners. Some refuse foreigners but only certain countries. Some accept foreigners but only if you have a local, BLOOD RELATIVE who is Japanese willing to co-sign. Most apartments will not accept freelancers or people who run their own businesses (like myself but also like Venus as Youtube is considered kojingyou aka self-employed) because the work is considered unstable and will only accept company employees. Some will only accept company employees who have been working at the same company for 3-5+ years. Some won't accept you if you are pregnant or already have a child (cause they don't want your neighbors to bitch about the noise of a kid). You also have to get a guarantor company and many nice places want to use credit card based guarantors who won't accept you if you, for example, have ever been late on a phone bill (because that shit gets recorded and stays on the record for 7 years after clearing whatever debt you have). There are a TON of reasons why people live in shitty places and most of them have zero to do with their income. Most of the time you will end up paying more money and more deposit for older, shittier, more off the beaten path places than you would for a new place. If you are a young, single Japanese person who's been working at the same company for over three years, have a young-ish, healthy, working Japanese parent willing to co-sign for you who isn't already co-signing any of their other children, and if you have zero debt then you can live wherever. Otherwise....I mean, there's a reason SOOOO many Japanese live in Net Cafes. Those SERIOUSLY cost, per month, almost as much as a cheap apartment outside the city. But they can't turn you down, unlike apartments.
Just thought i'd clear that up. It's possible she and Manaki lived in a great place because HE got the lease. She had to get her own and she got gaijin-level digs, now. Also even if she did pay for all of Manaki's bills and living expenses it could have been part of their arrangment/agreement in exchage for getting married and her getting a visa. I mean people buy marriage visas all the time. Of course she wouldn't say that part, though. As well, in Japan it's SO common for women to pay for their boyfriends nowadays! It's called "Himo" (what the guy is) which basically means gigolo, but yeah.....pay for their rent, their clothes, their phone bill....I know SOO many guys who are 100% paid for. Because Japanese girls are super lonely and want someone they KNOW can't leave them and if (when) the guy cheats they can control them and hold over their heads that they can kick them out whenever so they feel more in control than when they get cheat on (I've never, EVER met a Japanese guy who doesnt cheat nor have I ever met a woman in Japan of any nationality who hasn't been cheated on by a Japanese man) by men who aren't financially dependent on them. The current generation is nothing like what people think they know of Japanese society. Young people these days rent each other very frequently. My ex boyfriend broke up with me cause some other chick gave him 50,000 dollars (she was a hooker), lol.
I totally agree with you but she'd actually have to learn to be respectful to the country she chose to live in and bother to learn the language. I can't stand people who move to a country and YEARS after being there, still can't speak the language. I speak 3 languages on a daily basis without thinking about it and it's honestly not that hard when you live somewhere and surround yourself with people who speak that language. I hated the fortune teller video or any other time she goes out in HK (like when she got her brows) because she's speaking English so fast and you see these people struggle and try to understand her....it's a bother. Her bangs are NOT it, either. I used to want to look like her, her features were so delicate and they were very doll like. Back when she was in Japan, her cute little face and big bouncy hair was everything. But now...her face is gigantic, she's aged 10 years in the span of two, I liked the bleach hair but putting ash on it over bleached hair never looks good and I don't like the darker hair with the huge puffy face and the bangs made that even worse. Like she's all face.....and while she could sag a bit, most of it is reversible so IDK why she keeps going.
I agree, but she didn't know she'd have a hard time getting pregnant. I don't want kids but most of my friends did/do and they had been going on and on about both getting married and having kids for years. Many were looking at baby things even before getting a partner! She said she assumed it would be quick and easy for her since it was for her sister, so even if now it would get her down, and especially because she had had a partner she loved for a long time, I would think when they lived together in Japan etc where there is so much cute baby stuff, it would have appeared in her vlogs when she was out and about. Going to baby stores and saying "I cannot wait to buy this for my kid" etc etc. That's how most people who are as baby obsessed as she makes it out to be act, usually. I also still don't think that apt, the way it's conceived and built as well as furnished, suits a kid. Why didn't she show the nursery room (surely there is one...?) or talk about it? Most newlyweds wanting kids specifically shop for a home with their future kids in mind.
Most women in their late 20s who want children will look at that stuff and go "LOOK AT THE LITTLE SHOES, so adorable..." etc..I've seen Taylor with the kids that live in France and she seemed very awkward with them and not at all into it. A woman who wants a child so bad that's she resorting to all these doctor's appts and treatments after just 6 months of trying is so desperate and so obsessed with having a kid that we should have heard about it for the last few years. You don't just wake up one day after never mentioning how much you can't wait to have kids and then suddenly want one this badly. Also like I said above, where's the play area for the kid in their slab mansion? You build a house with your family in mind...is the kid supposed to bathe in front of them in that open bathtub too as it gets older?
I think he's pressuring her to get pregnant but I really don't think he's pressuring her with her body at all. Also, a lot of skinny girls like fat dudes...IDK why but it's true. I wouldn't call his body an "Asian dad" body though..granddad maybe but Asian guys age pretty well....you don't see a stomach until 50s-60s at the earliest unless they were just fat from when they were young. I also don't think he makes her feel like an idiot. I mean, he might run companies etc but every time he talks he sounds like he's seriously mentally retarded. His English is so poor and he doesn't know how to communicate at all. He actually strikes me as rather supportive of Taylor's aimless life tbh.
Sure, now. But before they got married, I remember the video for Tom's birthday, it's him with his hands in a prayer in the thumbnail, and the whole jist was that he asked Taylor for a baby for his birthday. At the time she was talking quite a bit about how much HE wants a baby. It's only shortly after all of that, that she constantly started talking about it and me thinks it's because Taylor is rather controlling of herself and not being able to get pregnant immediately and not being able to control it must drive her insane. I've said this before but she's NEVER looking at baby clothes, nursery furniture, talking about baby names, what she wants to do with her kids, etc etc. It's only I WANT A BABY BUT I CAN'T GET ONE, LET ME DRINK WEIRD TEAS, TAKE HORMONES, GO SEE DOCTORS!!!! It doesn't seem genuine nor organic. It's one thing saying you want a baby but if she really did she'd talk about the actual concept of the kid, not just the actual act of getting knocked up and "winning" at this challenge. Their aparment is not the type of place you get if you want children.
Oh, here's the video BTW, titled "HE WANTS A BABY NOW!":
A) The fact that Edward blabs everything about everyone is more likely to ruin their careers than homophobia, and even though many are "feminine", very few idols are actually gay. Even after they're done with their careers most end up with women...I don't see anything wrong with his legs at all, but his face...I wouldn't even know where the start the list of problems.
It's not Freewave, Freeway does not sponsor visas. I was registered with them back when I was a student and could do talent work and they didn't offer visas then either. Their FAQ hasn't changed: Registration Details * Those who wish to register, please start by filling out our web registration form. * Registration time: Mon to Fri, between 1pm and 5pm. * Registration procedure will take approx. 1 hour. * Registration fee: Free * If you are a foreign citizen, you must hold a valid work visa/permit.
We haven't had a fall in like three years. It's 80-90 until November and then it's ok for a week and then it's fucking cold. ENJOY Kenna. Unfortunately there are a lot of REALLY bad doctors in Japan. They make the best medicines, and they have the best tools, but most doctors here do not keep up with their studies, they have very old and outdated ways of thinking/doing things. They do not let you ask questions and gaijin doctors are 100% predatory in that many will game the system to charge WAY more than they are allowed to. They're also usually THE WORST doctors of the lot. There are some good doctors they are just hard to find and they usually don't speak English. Mental health here is also hardly spoken about and very very underserved. For example "therapy" is almost completely unheard of. There are only mental hopsitals to get drugs, but very very little to no talk therapy or non-drug treatments. I've never even heard the word Autism in 5+ years here, it's not really "a thing". So I would absolutely not be shocked if she were misdiagnosed. It's pretty serious so I think she should plan a trip home for a second opinion. I worked at a Maid Cafe for over a year and I could only do that on a student visa (and it was technically a VERY grey area, the lights can't be dim, it cannot be counter style (tables only) alcohol can't be the main thing you serve, you have to be off by 10pm, etc etc) and it's treated just like working at Denny's or something; even though some maid cafes like mine have a stage and feature us dancing and singing, it's still a server position. It 100% cannot be considered an entertainment position so there's no way she'd ever get a visa for that and if she's off her student visa she will never get to legally work at one because when you are on a work visa you can only work in the type of job stated on your visa; theme cafes are restauration and service, not entertainment. The only way to get a visa for entertainment is to have a company sponsor you and for you to make over 3 grand a month in talent jobs. People are talking about modeling and an agency etc but it's obvious her visa is for Youtube from the sponsorship thing. So she has to earn 3k a month in Youtube money, basically. I'm assuming the people who sponsored her are the same people who sponsor every single Youtuber (including Sharla when she came back)? I'm seriously not trying to hate, but I personally worked so hard to get to a stable place in Japan myself and create a real company that works and now you have half-assed Youtubers getting "entertainment visas" all over the place and it just seems like a farce. All they do is violate rules and make everyone hate foreigners by taking their cameras in stores that have explicit NO PHOTOGRAPHY signs, they don't blur out people in the background's faces even though it's considered basic courtesy here and they just piss everyone off. I will never understand how you can get a visa for Youtube when Youtube can be done anywhere, ESPECIALLY in Kenna's case. It isn't like her channel relies on travel vlogs or Japanese culture or anything like that. I just think it's complete fuckery. I respect Mikan for going the respectable and honest route...seems like she's one of the only ones.
But she's not a make up chemist. Or even a make up artist. Or even good at make up. She does the exact same make up every single day and it's extremely bare. I already have issues with make up "gurus" coming out with make up because they have zero qualifications to formulate it and it's just their name slapped on someone else's products (only exception is Jeffree Star who seems to REALLY get it right), but in Taylor's case she is so unqualified to come out with make up, I hope that isn't it. She would probably just slap her name on something private label from China anyway. Honestly for her sake she should get a real job for a while...it would get her out of the house and give her a schedule. Even working at a coffee shop or something. She never finishes what she starts.
You need to be signed to a company and prove monthly earnings of at least 300,000 yen a month to have an entertainer's visa...I have a really hard time believing Kenna, with her look, is able to pull in constant magazine or TV appearances to warrant that kind of visa and Youtube wouldn't count as there's no reason to be in Japan for that....would be curious to see if she pulled a Sharla and basically conned immigration but this Youtuber abusing visas to stay here when they don't belong really needs to stop.
Regardless if she is no longer in school then it ended in May, that's when the terms end. So her student visa is long over and she'd have to have applied for a new visa about 3 months after arriving since most work visas take up to three months and entertainment ones (long term) can take even longer.
But why are you pulling prices for an 85 square foot FURNISHED place? Dude, everyone lives in a 1K (that's one room plus kitchen) around 19 to 25 square meters. You can find apts for $800 a month in the most central places in Tokyo. That chart is clearly made by people who've never lived here and are looking at serviced apartment prices which nobody would live in long term. I've also never seen a 45 square meter studio....lol. This chart is clearly made by someone who has never stepped foot in a Japanese apt.
I wish she would stop talking about how much she loves Japan and yet breaks one of the most common, basic manners here which is not to take photos and videos inside of shops as well as to blur out the faces of anybody who is in the video in the background. Japanese staff hate stupid foreign Youtubers so much. I mean it says "NO PHOTO" in English with a huge camera drawing..also Pastel stuff doesn't suit her. She looks good in black and k-pop inspired stuff.
Taylor looked young until all of the terrible fillers and she doesn't look particularly OLD now (just deformed), however in Asia it doesn't really matter if you look 25...she's 30. Being a 30 year old model in Asia...I mean unless you're already a very famous model that's not going to happen, even if you are white. She's done it before sure, but she's not exactly well-known as a model. Even if she hadn't botched her face I don't see too many people working with her due to her age on paper alone. Asia is very very much agist especially against women. 30? Why aren't you in the kitchen with 2 kids, is the attitude. The botched face would, even at 25, make it impossible IMHO- especially for photos since she doesn't do runway. There are so many gorgeous 5 foot 10 eastern european 18-21 year old models in Asia, I'm sorry but nobody needs a 30 year old botched ex wanabee model, even if she was pretty before the fillers. Why would they pay to fix all that on post when they can just get a dozen gorgeous young unaltered girls. I know people got mad about my comments over Taylor's legs and this is NOT bashing her appearance- if she got rid of the fillers she'd be gorgeous, but she's too old to model (probably too old for outside of Asia too). The acne too is kind of a dealbreaker...again, as an agency why bother with that when you can get someone who has perfect skin. Her skin wasn't that bad when she was modeling.