Two new videos!

I’m so proud of myself. I managed to somehow edit and publish two videos today on my Youtube channel. “:♡.•♬✧⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾*+:•*∴

My mom had no idea I was recording their whole conversation…LOL!

YouTube Debut?

It took me over an hour to put this little one minute video together, LOL! I first attempted to do it in Adobe Premiere and then I thought, wow, I don’t have time for this, so I switched to iMovie. In the past, my favorite editing software was Final Cut Pro but I don’t have a license for it so I need to buy it at some point. Anyway this video was of us earlier today.

What motivated me to restart my YouTube was my good friend Gaile. She was the last “message” from the universe. The very first one that I considered was my other good friend Anne sometime last year. She talked about starting her own channel focusing on cooking. And then it was Ken a few weeks ago who talked about how his coworker’s wife is starting to gain momentum on YouTube and that I should start one too. And then the third time was today from Gaile. My biggest issue has always been privacy and security, so I aim to make my videos kind of privacy-aware. I don’t want people knowing exactly where we live, etc. I’ve always believed that YouTube would be the best platform for me to explore my passion for film and at the same time create video diaries that I can share with my friends and family. To me—at this point—the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

So even though I’ll be taking on three classes in a few more weeks, I’ll try my best to upload once a week.

Where Does the Time Go?

October 2, 2014

Last night I finally got around to uploading some important photo backups to my Amazon Prime Photos account. I had some 13,000 odd files to upload. Needless to say I had to leave my computer running. I hope the uploads went through since the majority of them were photos and videos from my iPhone years ago.

I’m so excited!!!

So for a while now, Miyu has been experiencing issues that she can’t quite verbalize whenever she plays games on her iPad. For one, an increased usage in iPad activity severely worsens her stutter. One week after taking away the iPad, and her stutter is vastly improved—to the point where we barely notice it at all. And so randomly this morning, I was fiddling with my 2nd pair of glasses that I realized are no longer usable (badly scratched) when I suddenly got the idea at work that I should try buying Miyu computer glasses! So I did. I bought one pair from Amazon Japan (arriving tomorrow night) and two pairs from Amazon U.S. I’ll take some photos of her wearing them as soon as they come in. *Squee!* (⌐▨_▨)


Just Another Summer Evening

I didn’t plan on taking photos this afternoon, but I decided to hell with it and I’m so glad I did, otherwise I would not have been able to capture this precious moment that I often take for granted—picking Miyu up from daycare. I learned a bit from this mini-shoot. I had set my ISO to auto and shutter speed to auto as well. Next time I think I’ll leave my ISO to auto and fiddle with the shutter speed because I did notice a lot of blurry shots from the batch. I’m always in pursuit of getting razor sharp images, but I feel like I’m getting closer!

Years from now I imagine I’ll be looking at this photo and remember a hazy, sweltering summer evening, filled with sounds of pedestrian traffic on a pebbled road along with the ever-present cicada, and the silent, joyous moment of capturing my beautiful daughter looking back at me with that unforgettable smile of hers.

Here’s some others from the shoot:


Shaun the Sheep Backpack!

We took a trip to Nishimatsuya this evening so that I could buy Miyu extra swimming sets for school. I ended up finding this super cute Shaun the Sheep backpack and it was a lucky find since it was the last one. (。♥‿♥。)

The case of the missing rock

….has been solved.

This morning started off on a sad note for Miyu. As we got to the hoikuen 保育園 (nursery school) parking lot, she realized that she had lost her rock, the one she planned on showing her teacher. (She likes to show them something every morning, usually it’s a stuffed animal.) She was very sad about the ordeal so I suggested that she look for another rock when they go to the park before lunch time. She informed me that she did not want to look for another rock as it would not be the “perfect rock.”

When we parked at home this evening, we searched for the rock in the backseat of the car and found that it was right beside her carseat, hiding underneath the seatbelt fastener.