I thought the nagayama things was years ago why even bother bring it up now? "I was married and after the divorce I just kept the last name, the end". I mean is there really THAT much to explain that warrants a video? Unless it's about the legal system being a pain to changing your last name back I don't see why this is necessary and it's very left field since none of us have mentioned it in a while nor really care; and I doubt her fans are asking about it as much as she thinks.
I really hope this is the start of a new turning point for her. The level of self destruction she's done is very concerning. While I am glad that she is opening up about some of her issues, she still ignores constructive criticisms doesn't own up to her mistakes and still often played victim. I understand where she's coming from on being obsessed with the future 1000% she needs to reflect on how she handles herself and others. Something that helped me was "you don't have to plan or think about the future, you just need to try to be a better person than you were yesterday". Honest to kami I hope this is a turning point for her to get her life together and be happy. But for now we'll just observe.
And before she tries to twist my words, yes I would love for racism to stop. REAL RACISM. Not her whiny fork bullshit. But at the same time people need to realize that judgement is in our nature one form or another, it's just realistic. People are going to badmouth places, a one universal country isn't going to change that. -and is a bad idea anyway for numerous reasons.
everytime someone tries to bring up this stupid ass argument: people will ALWAYS find a way to see themselves as superior. If it's not skin color, it would be intelligence or wealth or even eye color. Not only her but other people need to understand that.
I did like some of her older stuff but now she's scraping the bottom of the barrel and really out there now. I don't watch her too much because something about her face is off. I hate how mean it sounds, but when there's something off or odd about someone's face I can't really get past it. I still enjoy her travel videos when she showcases the area, but as far as day to day vlogs they're a bit more lackluster. I feel like if she's going to claim to be informative about Japan, then the gaijin tips should be including stuff like I mentioned before for people newly arriving in Japan and not sure how to go about doing certain things. But that's just me though.
as for her Islam schick it feels even more fake. If you have to justify and double down on your beliefs then she really needs to evaluate why she's actually doing it. You shouldn't have to prove your faith to anyone whatever religion you believe in. I don't really care if she's going to be devout or not I just wish it didn't consume her main channel. Also the timing of her converting to Islam is the main reason it feels fake anyway, if it wasn't for the victim status or rodi either she wouldn't have done it or people would take her more seriously on it. Like isn't this sort of thing literally the entire purpose of having a second channel?
I think I remember why I hate her gaijin tips series the most. It's almost always useless trivia: "don't touch people", "bite your popsicle!" (I do that anyway I must be Japanese guys!!!!), "Be quiet on the train" etc. It's stuff that has no value or substance aside from common sense. These "tips" don't help Gaijins. We need tips on things like: "how to get and register a bike in Japan", "setting up a bank account", "reading train maps for the most advanced and complex train system in the world" and so on. The blame goes out to other jvloggers as well because they went through this before and it would be a great chance to give newcomers advice but it's easier to make candy, cat and Pokemon go videos. The travel videos are nice, but this is something a lot of us really need. Miranda's in particular though is the worst. Aside from these tips not really being tips, they're beyond lazy. You want to pull your channel up? Make something that's actually helpful.
The last screen shot you posted is really confusing to me. I don't know if it's just me, but the way her or anyone talks about their job like this is just tacky. What's wrong with just saying you're glad to be moving on to something else? I've had jobs that I downright HATED and still don't plaster it over the internet. Then there's the coming home after language school, which goes against her entire speech on people who only stay then leave after a year. And why even bother marrying the first one of you weren't originally planning on staying in the first place?? Unless they divorced during that time hence why she's be happy to come home? And the way she wrote 'family' reads with a scoffing type of tone, so imo she is running from things and family is only a fraction of it. There's a few other things that raise questions, but at this point would get muddied.
ohhhhhh I remember seeing this one! She's really hit another level of dissociation if citizenship=personality. Now don't get me wrong where you're at does influence a lot of your personality and habits, but she makes it sound like once you're a citizen of a new country you just drop your old tendencies and nuances at the drop of a hat. Like if a Japanese person were to become a Canadian citizen, they're not going to just stop being how they were just because they aren't in Japan anymore. People will always adapt and adjust to their surroundings. She can pick up Japanese mannerisms etc all she wants but she's about as Japanese as I am German.
Even the weebs don't pay attention to her, that's sad when the easiest target audience doesn't even give you the time of day. I could understand reverse culture shock, but she chooses to focus on things that other countries do or have. In the US we do have umbrella bags, we may not have them in every single place, but they are there. Hell we have umbrellas bags in my bfe of a town! And not knowing where to stand for your food, really?? You move to the side and they call out your order. Restaurants have different ways of approaching orders. Some bring your food to you where you're sitting, others may just call it out, and some could tell you to sit in a special area. I don't understand why people think it's rude to wave down your server, it's really not. It's not like you're throwing something or snapping your fingers at them. And your tastebuds change every few years or the company changes ingredients. If you go a long time without something and it tastes off then your perception on it changes. I will agree about the toilets though; the gap in the stalls is beyond creepy and I hate it when I accidentally make eye contact. But again this could've been an interesting video by talking more about mannerisms or other things that have a good contrast between how things in Canada and Japan are.
Honestly I was kinda shocked she didn't convert to Shintoism or Buddhist first since she's SO JAPANESE, but then again they wouldn't garner rodi's attention or help her achieve more victim status. Her latest video is about a certain type of chicken in kagoshima. She actually put a time stamp on it this time, thanks for reading my advice guuuurl! But the video is still a bit painful... Saying "itadaki *FUCKING* masu" was beyond cringey and good Lord the way she holds chopsticks I still just can't! It looks like it's barely hanging on for dear life. I don't really understand why her hijab is wrapped tightly to where you can't see any of her hair in some videos/photos, but in others it's so loose that it looks more like a middle aged woman going on an outing? I don't know much on it, but it feels very flip flop does it have to stay a certain way? Now obvious all of these are nitpicks, but really I'm most disappointed in the overall lack of footage. She filmed this three months ago and showed us like four clips of you eating. Serious?? Why not some shots of the place or kagoshima itself? She just shows a few clips of her eating then just talks about them in the stupid plain living room. Maybe she shouldn't pre record material if she's just going to make them into a lazy director's cut style.
but remember though, as long as she portrays herself as the victim she'll burn everyone and everything in the process. She's a spoiled sociopathic brat that once someone tells her no or she starts feeling insecure around then she'll drop them in a heartbeat because they don't benefit or threaten her being. I mean yeah they might've been best friends, but he was using her for subs and she was trying to get in his pants. Friends don't use each other like that...
They never mentioned there being a wife and kids unless she looked them up, and her wording it "marry a wife and kids" makes it look and sound like she's encouraging marital affairs. For the love of Kami miranda get fluent in English before tackling two more languages! Sending a private message out to friends and family is humiliating and not necessary, even in her reply she is such a bitch. She could've just not respond or told him something like, "I'm flattered, but I don't have the desire to get married now/I'm sorry but I'm not interested" . Assuming it's even real in the first place. I wouldn't be shocked if it was another puppet.
Sorry my phone is really not cooperating. And no stupid it's not racist to notice someone's race, it's the attitude and tone you put behind it. There's a difference between "oh, a black guy" and "oh...a black guy". I understand her core message of how we're all human at the end of the day, but it's pretty idiotic to pretend that you don't recognize someone's race. Meanwhile she would cry racism if someone noticed that she was white and not Japanese. Typical snowflake fashion.
Just...WAT. I could understand not noticing until there's some kind of shift, but fucking really?? Maybe that optional hijab has given her amnesia! Notice how she still holds onto that IN JAPAN part. Stores are usually freezing everywhere I go, somehow i must've wound up IN JAPAN guys!!! Seriously she acts like the most mundane crap is exclusive to just japan.