I'm going to confess that I actually started watching her video because I was curious about those strawberries. I have seen them multiple times in other channels, but I thought it might look interesting from her rich, point of view. I was actually excited when she said she was going to buy a super expensive melon (I honestly feel she should go 100% luxury life in Japan, on her videos and not just Forever21, etc.). However, just having to wait all that time to see her actually eat the fruit and then NOT EVEN ENJOYING IT. Like, why did she need to "see if she can actually notice the difference?. Those strawberries are supposed to be an elegant, luxurious item...not something you play around with. I honestly don't know if this shows just how rich she is that she doesn't care about spending 100 dollars on food she plays with; or if she doesn't even know how to appreciate luxurious items? Anyway, couldn't finish the video because it became so boring. Also, anyone else notices Sharla being bored or distracted most of the time she was shown on the video?
Don't know if you are being sarcastic or not, LOL. But if you aren't, I have nothing against Venus being on the forum or having her own little section. I just feel there are worse snowflakes out there (cofcofTaylorcofcofYanderedevcofcof) that deserve the big spaces on the main site. Venus has just become so boring since last February 2016 and her mom seems to have taken all the drama with her. We are wasting the opportunity to actually expose this characters because people need to search for them in order to find their information -instead of just entering to the site and finding their info. I just...like, what drama related issue has Venus had in the last 12 months? (drama provoked by her, not by her mom/friends/viewers/etc.)
This might be an unpopular opinion, but I have always felt that her Japanese-inspired make-up makes her look older and, well, weird. Like, her head looks way smaller in comparison with the rest of her body and it's just uncanny for me. Her eyes seem tired and as if she had been crying and her lips, well, if she is going for the "smaller lips" look then it simply doesn't work -in my opinion. But when you look at her American/High end make up...my God does she look good! Her eyes look captivating and bright, her skin looks so smooth and youthful, and her lips really look dollish. She looks like porcelain to me. She also looks 100 times more confident, herself and someone worth watching, following and supporting. I honestly believe that Venus should try following into the American/European/High End trend just to see if is the new image she is looking for. She might be surprise by what she can find out about herself by stepping outside of her comfort zone. But then again, I have to wonder if maybe the reason she isn't 100% into outside-Japan make-up has to do with Manaki and the fact that he seems to be into innocent and Japanese-looking girls. Not saying he is the only reason for her fear to try new make-up styles, but could be that he has some influence over her.
I completely agree :[ Her hypocrite personality will be her downfall. If she could just be more open minded and listen to ALL her viewers -regardless of if they are infatuated by her o want to give her kind criticize- she could become much more popular on YT. But nooo, she feels offended by everything which in the end, shows that she is as far away as possible from being Japanese. Japanese people (or at least the ones I have met) are polite and modest. They accept criticize and rarely insult back if/when offended. I just wish she'd meet a Japanese who would tell her so...
The thing with her is that, it appears that she wants to say: "I live in Japan, so I am part of the Japanese society, not the Canadian society. I might still hold a visa from Canada, and I haven't been able to legally change my nationality to Japanese, but I feel closer (by values, feelings, customs, etc.) to the people in the country I am currently living than where I was born and raised until the age of X". But all that comes out from her is: "I am Japanese. Not Canadian. Japanese...because I live in Japan, I have become Japanese. I can not be Canadian because I don't live in Canada, bro" It is sad. Because I get her but at the same time I just don't get her.
Probably nobody cares about my opinion, but here it goes anyway LOL I think Venus should be moved to the Little Snowflakes section, and Taylor R should have her own section. Venus <--> Taylor Venus has less drama around her, and most comments on her section are starting to become repetitive. Taylor, on the other hand, is completely surrounded by drama and speculation.
Perhaps it's because English is not my native language, but I had a really difficult time understanding her. I don't think it's her accent, but more the way she talks? I don't know...Nevertheless, I muted the video and just watched. I agree it was a nice video. The eyebrows part and turtle neck part made me feel a little bit good about myself because I have avoided such problems with my simple, newbie make up...so I guess I appreciate that -even if it was not intended by Venus. I don't know what she ended up saying about her "high end" make up, but I REALLY-REALLY liked the way she looked. I found out that for the first time in forever, she looked cute, young and her age. I really hope she keeps wearing her make up that way, because I think it does wonders to her face, eyes, everything! Of course, I still believe it would look ten times better without those dolly-eyes. They just give me shivers.
Too much naked-Kanadajin's-back for me, but I guess she must really need those views. Like, I get that it happens but, do you really need to film it? I actually enjoy her solo traveling videos. I think they are nice, well done and show other parts of Japan that are not only Tokyo. Granted, there are better people doing that out there, but still, Kanadajin could join them. I second the idea of getting rid of her "Kanadajin3" account or at least changing the name to something more interesting ("Mira Goes Japan", "Mira Loves Tokyo"). She could leave behind her days as the puppet-master and maybe start brand new. Anyway, still waiting on her epic plan ~
Yeah. I even said so myself...she is clearly figuring that out. Wouldn't it be better to see that on her video content than another "make up like a school girl" tutorial? Plus, while some of the ideas I posted have appeared in her channel, they rarely get fully developed. Most is just jokes, fun, more jokes and mouth full of things. I am talking like real deep ideas. Like, actually learning about what her content will be about and explaining, describing, giving her opinion, etc. So far, while sometimes she does do great things...on most, she returns to her funny, joking, childish self.
I am one of those people who didn't enjoy Taylor's prank on Venus. I get that it was supposed to be funny and that maybe Venus' didn't take it all that personally -which I doubt, because it clearly affected her enough to go back to "school girl" make up. To put it simply, I just didn't like it. I didn't like the way Taylor tells Venus that is a joke, nor the way she then goes to tell Venus her tastes are wrong. I guess she was trying to be helpful and nice, but I don't want to be having to come up with excuses or justifying why a 30 years old woman treated a 20 years old woman this or that way. I also believe Taylor has some sort of love-hate relationship with Venus. In previous videos she is always trying to outshine Venus or to make herself look better than Venus, and I really believe her collaborations with Venus are more Taylor's attempt to grab some of her viewers for herself. I just...I find so many thins weird in the way Taylor treats Venus, and knowing that Sharla (her apparently BFF) doesn't particularly like Venus, it just makes me wonder what really is going on on Taylor's mind. In any case, I simply decided to unsubscribe to Taylor and not watch her videos anymore. Her content was also getting boring, and I already hated her "talking to the camera" segments. I figure out other people also unsubscribed and maybe that is why she is feeling bad, and wondering how to gain people back. For me, at least, Taylor if you are reading here, I think I would subscribe back if she'd do a video openly apologizing for her bad taste in jokes and accepting the fact that she is 30 and should have known better. Oh, and of course, avoiding this kind of mistakes next time.
Still believe Venus should lose the Doll-phase and grow into something new. I think she would do wonders if she was able to balance cute, Japanese and mature, maybe turn her channel into a place where people can actually see what living in Japan is about from the average point of view (not Taylor-ish where you have to be vegan and rich to live in her Japan). I can see Venus' content going something like:Cooking Japanese recipes and suggesting some products that might be able to be found outside Japan.Cooking Western foods with Japanese ingredients and see how it changes the taste (perhaps enhance them).Trying out new interesting foods and actually describing what they taste like, if they are season-themed or anything like that (think: The Pocky video). NOT JUST STUFFING HER MOUTH WITH FOOD.Going around Japan just walking. Maybe visiting a park or something, and just show everyday life in Japan. Giving short, simple Japanese lessons for her English viewers. She could even make this cute videos, with jokes and those things she like.Interesting facts about how she adapted to life in Japan. I think there are many things that we might fun weird or unusual in the Western world (for example: the egg-pudding maker), she could do videos about these products and explain more about them, how are they used, where she bought them, what was her initial reaction, etc.Just interacting with her audience. Maybe have a short Q&A about Japan-related stuff, her life (not drama), her style, etc.How to dress cute while still looking your age. Most videos I find on how to dress cute are meant for teenagers...how about us people on our twenties? Shouldn't we be allowed to look cute and still have our age? Why do we need to look younger to be cute? I am thinking she could do make-up tutorials, hair tutorials (everyday stuff, not anime-styles), etc.I can keep on going. I think Venus could do well, but she needs to understand that she isn't the little teenager everyone felt head over heels for. She is now 20 and she should take advantage of it. Drop the childish act, and adopt a mature-cute style. I also think she is searching for that style herself (as shown on Taylor's prank video) but always returns to the cute/anime/childish look because it is what is most complimented on her (when she tried Taylor's style, Taylor laughed at her and her fashion tasted...I am sure Venus took a toll for that).
Well, if you watch carefully on her "Tokyo Vlog" video, you can see her skin is pretty...normal. Yeah, like a normal, 19 years' old girl's skin. It doesn't look any way near porcelain, or how her photos look like, so maybe she is trying to hide that by using ultra-brightness on her videos. I mean, her hair is practically BLONDE in this video, while on last one is was dark ash-brown ;/ WHAT?! I honesty can't deal with Venus. She goes from uploading decent content, to crap (IMHO). I don't know if she is just a bad youtubber, or if she doesn't have a clue on how to do a channel. She has no schedule, no theme on her contents, no one-personality, nothing. I actually prefer her IG ten times more because there, at least, she gets to have a continuum, a sort of direction with her photos.
@Aravis Does anybody ever feel that there are days when Venus is plain bored and, as result of this, she randomly posts selfies on her IG (usually editing her captions after uploaded -as if she forgot to "keep up with her image")? I mean, I agree that people can post whatever they want on their IG, but posting random photos of random things that make no sense at all just seems to "attention seeking" for me. Not in a vain way, but more of a "I am sooooo bored! Need to talk to someoneeeeee", with Manaki not being around to spend time with her.