Honestly her food/ DIY stuff was the best, because even if a lot of it was taken from pinterest it still showed that she put thought and care into them. And even though they weren't my favourite, her weird makeup transformation videos were pretty popular and she could do more of those since they got the most views on her channel. Vlogs just aren't good for her because her daily life isn't interesting.
^ new video where they gave the dog the dumbest name on the face of this Earth. Like I get that 90% of the name is a joke, and I actually like those kinds of names (e.g. "our cat's full name is Elizabethan Princess Monster Truck Crusher 5000, but we just call her Liz"), but the short name is usually pretty normal and easy to say. They nicknamed the pom Puff Puff. -_____- As for Mimei's K-Pop obsession, imo it's fine to have your hobbies that you're hardcore into, but you just have to grow with them and realise that your way of interacting with your hobbies changes with age and life experience. Then again, who am I to judge what people do in their spare time; as long as they enjoy it and don't shove it in other people's faces, whatever.
Omg no, it'd be such a dumb career move for her. I guess she might mention that it happened, but I very seriously doubt she'd go into it at all. I honestly don't think she's ever done a video where she mentioned politics in any capacity. I mean her whole channel is positive vibes and 'let's do this!' attitude, people aren't gonna tune in to her to see her talk about one country two systems problem.
That twitter account seems to be specifically for HK Canada tourism relations, so I don't think it's really all that farfetched that Taylor's video got noticed by the HK/ Canada tourism board. I wonder if Taylor uses Tom's publicity/ PR people? Tom must have some for his businesses.
Yea that; Suga was just named after a BTS member. Also, they never explicitly stated that they got a Pom bc a BTS member had one, but I think it's really far too much of a coincidence that they got a Pom when member of a band that Mimei is basically obsessed with has one too, especially considering they named Suga after Yoongi and they've both previously stated they're not dog people. The move to get a dog instead of another cat - especially the same species of dog as V - is pretty obviously because of BTS obsession influence. I think them getting kicked out would only happen if the dog is particularly loud/ yappy, which considering that it's a Pom... yea I don't hold high hopes that it'll be quiet.
Mimei looks terrible with blue hair... she looks so washed out with that colour and basically just looks like death. Usually I like it when roots grow out and there's a colour mismatch between dyed and natural hair, but with that specific shade of blue her natural brown just clashes with it and ends up looking unprofessional. Imo Mimei's one of those people who's naturally pretty but makes terrible fashion choices and ends up having a terrible overall look...
I'm glad someone follows K-Pop or at least BTS on this thread to point out things like this... I really don't think it's a coincidence that they got a Pom when a BTS member also has that breed of dog. Like there are hundreds of dog breeds out there and the choose the one that V has? Yea it's not an accident. And of course it's another pure bred that most likely cost them a lot to buy initially and will cost them a lot with future health problems. Just adopt from a shelter, at least then you're not supporting shitty breeding practices and helping an animal. Ffs. Holy shit I lost so much respect for them in one video.
Yay... another financial burden... idk why Mimei was pissed off at people calling her out on moaning about having no money and then not even half a year later get another pet. Girl you just proved everyone right, quit whining if you have the cash to get another pet and if you legit don't have money, don't get more pets.
This is something I just noticed and has nothing to do with the current convo, but her sub count has stagnated at 1m. She hit 1m 2 months ago and she's only has 13k more than 1m right now. I know she took a break from her family issues so her video upload schedule changed but still. Also I think her weird beauty transformation videos are her best bet at going viral, bc they always get the most the views. It's sad because whenever she vlogs about local HK things like sight seeing or cultural stuff it never gets more than 100k views.
Usually I don't notice her cheeks unless it's really obvious, and this is considering I've been following her for a while and I was just thinking 'huh she looks like her original self a lot lately'. Her puffy cheeks aren't noticeable in a lot videos/ pictures because she's quite good at using the lighting/ camera angles to her advantage, as well as editing. But in the most recent video her cheeks were particularly bad and it's really obvious with a side by side with her OG pictures. I found a bunch of her old photos and look how different she is between ~2013-ish and now:
The left three are all from way back, top left I think (?) is a candid, possibly edited or posted by herself, bottom left is edited/ filtered, and middle is from an event. Right two are from today's video and you can see the lumpiness of her cheeks, which create really uneven/ weird shadows near her laugh lines. You can see her cheeks were nowhere near what they are now, and it is 100% plastic surgery. Like even if she was bloated/ retaining water and had an unfavourable angle and poor lighting, her cheeks would not be as puffy as they are now. Top right is in uncontrolled lighting in a street setting, and bottom right is in her own room and she looks like she just got a wisdom tooth removed because her cheek filler sticks out so much that it casts a shadow just next to her nose. EDIT: And @vulpix's post on this page shows how bright she frequently has the lighting in order to mask the weird dips/ shadows near her lips caused by the fillers. The middle picture is probably the most accurate representation of what her face used to look like, before plastic surgery.
People trying to start shit on a bland video about learning some KPop moves. They just think that if you're not Korean you shouldn't dance in a style that's essentially made by massive corporations to be as marketable as possible and is one of the most commercialised entertainment industries out there, or the minute you support this industry you're supporting the behind the scenes abuse which you have no control over. Also the two twitter users who talked about cultural appropriation, I am 99.9% sure they're white. And one of the two twitter users literally nicknamed herself Kimchi I can't make this shit up. EDIT: as for her fillers, she had this phase back in Japan where she would appear at events and TV shows with a super puffy face (remember she had J drama appearances and a collab with... Sony I wanna say?). Can she even reverse the effect of the fillers? BC didn't we come to the conclusion that she shaved her jaw too to make her fact smaller/ pointier/ more cutesy.
the microblading was a minor mistake... thick brows just don't work with every look and it shows when she wears lighter makeup. I think that's why she's been looking a bit jarring in her pics lately bc even after a few weeks (months?) the brows don't feel like they belong on her face.
I think it's just that whenever she smiles the fillers become more obvious. Honestly if you saw her in real life and she wasn't wearing her Kylie face, I really doubt most people could figure out what she's had done. She's been looking like OG Taylor a lot recently. Also she goes through phases (as we all do), and she's currently in Kylie/ IG influencer phase. It's just that her phases are public because of this lifestyle she's chosen.
Eh I thought the video was much better than what she's been doing lately. Like she put prices of the places she visited, she listed the locations pretty well, she gave a decent amount of information etc. She looked a lot like OG Taylor throughout the video, probably because of the light eye makeup. If she doesn't overline her lips she'd look even more like OG Taylor. I think she's just bland? Like she's got a pretty vanilla personality. And in all honestly how many models are YTers as well and how much do they all stand out from one another apart from their appearance. Also lol I legit thought she said Tai Koo instead of Tai Kwun and went 'I don't think there's a police station/ jail/ police quarters there...'
what... what would she even talk about in a podcast. it'd just be 40 mins of her talking about her diet/ trying to get pregnant/ Rosie. I'm actually surprised she hasn't jumped on any fandom trains, like Game of Thrones or wtv, for video ideas. also w/ her botox comment - I think it's a well known thing these days that botox restricts facial movement. I wouldn't take that as an indicator of her having personal experience with botox.
yea I got that vibe too? I watched some JM videos recently and I feel like Taylor is attempting increasingly wild feats in her videos. Problem is Jenna is pretty much naturally insane in her personality and Taylor... isn't. Imo Natalie is supposed to replicate Julien's on-screen role in Jenna's videos in that Natalie is supposed to be someone she can jibe with. also it took a while but I think I know why Natalie kept saying annoying (over-analysis incoming). so if you watch the video and pay attention to Natalie's use of the word, you can kind of tell she's not really sure how to describe Taylor's look and annoying is the best thing she comes up with. imo it's because the 'plastic girl' stereotype is probably the most annoying image of North Americans that HKers can imagine, and I feel like the Kardashian/ Jenner family is basically an entire family of plastics and Kylie especially is known for her lip fillers and that dumb lip challenge, which is why the lips were so... annoying.
yea this. I haven't seen another big city where buildings are that close together; from what I've seen, Tokyo comes close but it's still not like HK. there's something about the spacing of the architecture that is immediately recognisable as HK.
We might as well talk about Elbow-san in general here instead of starting another thread. Background: Having said that, the pic that Tom posted of some high rise blocks is 1) nothing out of the ordinary for HK (land is the most expensive thing so a lot of blocks are literally inches apart) and 2) actually far from the worst of it in HK. Imo the commenters on that pic either aren't from HK or are being overly negative for not much of a reason? I clicked on some of their profiles and most of them seem to be from overseas so... Also it's not like that pic was one of 7 people crammed into 400 sqft flat, he just took a picture of the high rises from the outside. I can see why Tom is like 'it's not that bad...' because 1) HK is one of the most densely populated places and people who grew up here are largely used to it 2) the block of flats he took a picture of are fairly standard/ normal HK living and 3) he's most likely referring to the picture he took, not of the very real situations like 13 people living in a tiny apartment. Just like I don't think Tom knows what it's like to live in a 250 sqft flat... I doubt most of the commenters on that picture know what they're talking about either.
Okay just to clear things up about Hong Konger/ Chinese and end this discussion... An increasing amount of people in HK, esp. among millennials, do not call themselves Chinese bc they know it implies they're from the mainland. However, there are many people who simply don't care, or are supporters of the mainland (case in point: Jackie Chan). The same goes for Taiwan, i.e. millennials would rather use Taiwanese instead of Chinese to refer to themselves. It really doesn't help this clusterfuck that the PRC has a really racist view of nationality, i.e. if you are ethnically Chinese, you are therefore Chinese in nationality. The PRC doesn't even view the HKSAR passport as a document of citizenship (even though it basically functions as one) because there is only one Chinese citizenship, and it is issued by the PRC. For many westerners the distinction is almost irrelevant, and many don't even know about the Chinese diaspora (ethnically Chinese people in Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, South Africa, UK etc. are still Chinese; they also have another national/ ethnic identity in addition). 'Chinese' is really just used to refer to someone of Chinese descent (and 99% of the time, Han Chinese), and not an indicator of their national allegiances. Taylor most likely does this when talking about Tom. As for Tom moving his money out of Hong Kong... Hong Kong is a tax haven. Income tax is near non-existent. PRC would be stupid to change it since the amount of businesses and individuals keeping their money in HK would plummet. It makes no sense for Tom to move his money to Canada and get taxed for stuff that he won't even use (healthcare, dental, etc.). Their house in Canada is most likely just for Taylor to have a guaranteed home to return to when she wants to visit her family. They're (and by they I mean Tom) obviously rich enough to do that, considering their house in Japan and flat in HK. Taylor and Tom marrying in order to smooth over the house buying process? That was completely more beneficial to Taylor logistically, since Taylor can't afford that house in Canada on her own. Tom got a Canadian passport and Taylor got a 2nd home. tl;dr Tom is from HK. It really doesn't matter that Taylor refers to him as Chinese - he's from HK. The most compelling proof is that his Cantonese is accent-less. Any mainlander learning Cantonese in later life almost always has an accent, even people from Guangdong speak Canto differently.
the video was really irrelevant... I mean many of her vlogs are (as are many vlogs in general tbh), but this one just made no sense. She should've cut out this vlog and just filmed and uploaded a much more recent one w/ the address about why she hasn't posted for a month. her channel is getting sloppier...
Some things have already been mentioned, but... 1) the theories are getting less and less relevant. This is also a thread to talk about Tom's business/ his online media sites specifically. If we want to talk about other things, we should move to the general thread. 2) the theories are getting less and less based in fact. Taylor and Tom have had a relationship for years, and originally it was completely off camera, to the point where we had to dub him elbow-san when we first caught sight of him. There are so many things in their relationship that we don't see on screen, so who really knows how their relationship truly works. I don't deny that there's definitely a dynamic of rich guy & trophy wife between them from what we can see, but that's really the only obvious thing I can pick out.