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  • taking outline his line.

  • And this is the way.

  • Recently, over the past six weeks straight, I have been deep in the editing, whole editing my apartment makeover.

  • I started with 16 hours of footage for just a makeover part.

  • So isn't taking a really long time, but I finally finished it last night.

  • This is the first time in my life I have any video with, like this much of a gap between filming and ending.

  • I started filming my makeover when I was 20.

  • I filled it starting 11 months ago when I first moved into this apartment.

  • And it has really, like, made me reflect on how much I've changed over the past year.

  • It was So you're watching me from a year ago because I was trying to be this, like, very punchy version of myself.

  • I thought this folk how high road?

  • Yes.

  • And his phone so begins.

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  • I think I was just so terrified of ever being boring, so I would do like 50 takes of the same sucking line like tryingto get it to be a little bit funnier than it was before to be absolutely forever to film anything.

  • Okay, there's a saying in comedy writing that you're supposed to have three jokes for Paige and pages about a minute off.

  • Yeah, so I don't think I like literally talking as like I should have at least three jokes prevented, which is sometimes the harder quota to hit.

  • When you don't have a script and a team of writers line, you feel like having a film degree has been very useful in terms of like editing and how I think about logs.

  • But it has also been a little bit detrimental when the way you think about your own personality on camera and your own life is in terms of like a screenplay.

  • And it might be able to tell this video because I've literally opened it in the most boring way possible and just talking about myself for, like, five minutes for a missing location.

  • I let go of that a little bit and just be like it's okay to be your normal cells on camera.

  • People will tolerate your regular personality.

  • Sometimes I feel dumb talking about these like you worry problems, but I feel like maybe they're interesting to you guys.

  • Anyways, I'm trying to relax a little bit if you like.

  • For the past two years, I've just been, like, building and building and building my YouTube channel.

  • And I used to look at my statistics so much and be like I'm not gaining 3000 subscribers in a day than I sailed.

  • And I don't look at that anymore because honestly, like, I am so fucking happy with the number of subscribers I have.

  • Like, I am more than honor to have 2.4 billion immunize.

  • So now I'm just trying to focus what, like making really good shit that I'm proud of or just having fun And like being myself, I sound like an inspirational poster I've been trying to, like, actually get dressed at the beginning of every single day because for a while I would just like to be in my giant pajama shirt all day and you work from home and buy yourself a lot.

  • Somebody just have to take those like extra steps to make himself feel like a real person and not just like potato.

  • So here's my outfit.

  • These jeans are the revised rib cage jeans, and I was so good I cannot stand high rise jeans that are like nine inches.

  • Now I need 12 inches like my neck was is from honor jewelry, and then my earrings are from my collection with on her jewelry.

  • Okay, before I get too distracted, I'm gonna write down my to do list for today in Michael told Bullet Journal First up apartment.

  • I finished the entire edit on my apartment makeover, but I don't have a meal yet.

  • It's been taking me forever to get because it will leave right outside for fucking, like five hours of the day because it's winter.

  • So if the sun keeps setting before, I have a chance to dress up and get it from me because I've just been editing the entire time Christmas cards plus gifts.

  • Yes, it is the 22nd.

  • I am massively behind on my Christmas cards in case, But again, I've been editing for like, three weeks straight.

  • I've just been on the work bender.

  • That's what I call them.

  • It's like a regular bender, but minus the alcohol and plus working.

  • This is my first year putting money into my retirement fund.

  • I'm very, very excited, but I have Thio text my accounting back about that lean apartment.

  • Okay, here, in my with first up on the agenda is cleaning out my apartment.

  • I swear, no matter how hard I try in my apartment, default state is just one of pure chaos.

  • So I'm just trying to fight it the best way.

  • Look at all the leaves falling.

  • So pretty.

  • So here I have my camera set up and I'm going to start shooting my thumbnail.

  • I figured I'd walk you guys through the process.

  • And I feel like I never show you guys this type of behind the scenes.

  • What frame this baby?

  • Yeah, I think it like really your visit because I feel like nowadays that makes or breaks, you know, you have to market your video in a way that is the right five RC and friendly, but like a little bit funny, but also like aesthetic.

  • And it's so hard to fit in, like this tiny, tiny little picture, the entire mood of, like, 42 minute video.

  • So I do have this.

  • You're a soldier for the days of the tube when they would just pick the thumbnail for you.

  • And all of the details are just people who are like There is a big day for conversation and must have saved people so much time They didn't have to do this bullshit.

  • I'm also gonna try a version with this outfit.

  • This composition is very and white and brown, so I feel like having a pop of color could kind of help make it look more interesting.

  • Composition looks a little sparse.

  • I could do was got me breaking Break it, Break it, break it!

  • Always present.

  • OK, here I have imported all of the footage of me posing.

  • I have created a marker at all of like my potential thumbnails.

  • Also, when I'm doing this, all normally go thio view 12.5% And it makes the thumbnail about the same size that you actually see it on YouTube so I can play around with, like, font and composition and see what is actually readable at a thumbnail size share save current frame and then saved my desktop.

  • Then over on procreate on my ipad, I adds a handwriting, do some minor color correction at a couple of doodles.

  • And here is how the final thumbnail turned out.

  • Not bad, if I say so myself.

  • Hi.

  • I think you're quick introduction to make brownies because I want to go.

  • I don't have a mixing bowl, so I think I'm just gonna make sitting inside this man.

  • Is that bacon in the pan?

  • It doesn't stick everywhere.

  • I have had some people asked me like what it is and stuff like that.

  • And you want me to hold video talk about this, but I really don't.

  • I know things work differently for everybody, but like I did the whole 30 for awhile, I counted all my calories on the APP for a while.

  • And for me, that was just like I'm gonna help You should have with food.

  • It made me feel like guilty every time I ate.

  • But then also, I was like, constantly thinking about the next time that I actually have dessert or actually have, like, people that I wanted.

  • And now you feel like it's all about balance would be, like, sometimes always something healthy.

  • Sometimes I'm just in a mood for brownies, and that's totally fine.

  • I feel like sometimes fitness culture is just like thinly veiled old school values off telling people that they should lose weight, look thinner, like look more attractive like when I was dieting and doing the whole stuff like genuinely just told myself it was because I wanted to be healthier, breathing deep down.

  • My motivation was just that I wanted to lose weight.

  • I really like how my body looked.

  • So I think those have always been entangled for me.

  • Which is why I kind of like a void fitness culture as a whole.

  • I just hate that like Overall winner told that food and how much you weigh is such a central part of your life.

  • Oh, I actually read a good thing from Tony.

  • It was all arranged for him.

  • It was like, Who is a way of showing yourself?

  • You're worthy of love Like I was really cool way of putting it because I feel like I have always used food as, like, a punishment or as something that I felt guilty about.

  • But I think at the end of the day, it's just another part of life you could enjoy.

  • I know this is a controversial opinion.

  • Please don't subscribe, but I hate the corners of brownies and I only like the edge pieces of the middle because I like it gooey.

  • Sorry, well, retirement.

  • I feel like a real adult now.

  • I've literally made so many jokes about, like, not being a real adult with a 401 k and my shit together.

  • But now I do have a 41 Okay, Not sure if I have my shit together, but we're getting there retirement kids, because the boomers will probably destroy Social Security for us.

  • Although maybe you just like the Earth will implode before we ever retired.

  • And I'll never get to use that money.

  • So place your bets now, kids.

  • Which one will come first?

  • So growing up, my mom would always have me handle all of my cards.

  • I would handle Christmas cards, birthday cards for everybody in my very extended Asian family.

  • Thank you.

  • Cards get well, cards, the whole shebang.

  • I remember around the holidays would actually get so stressful because I would have to turn out like 20 Christmas cards right after I finished my finals.

  • So I always kind of resented the fact that my mom made me hand roll of these cards.

  • But now I think it's actually a really good skill to have because I don't know, nobody actually takes time physically bacon send stuff anymore.

  • So I feel I can draw cards extra special.

  • Okay, I'm not gonna lie.

  • This is probably one of the worst Christmas cards I've ever made.

  • It's very off center, but I don't know.

  • Mr Sand is kind of cute.

  • Okay, let's try again.

  • These gold pins, by the way.

  • Absolutely.

  • Come the fuck through.

  • Even if you just draw out a simple merry Christmas, The fact that it's metallic makes it seem like you put in a lot of effort.

  • Okay, Now, the actual hard part is writing in these because I just like, I never quite know what to say to my relatives.

  • I know that sounds awful and, you know, I love love and shit, but I, like, literally see them once every two years, So I always like very Christmas.

  • I hope you're doing well.

  • I hope to see you soon, and that's it.

  • Let me know if you guys have a similar problem.

  • But my like family is just super spread out like my dad is from England.

  • So my grandfather lives in like north London.

  • My mom's side is a recently from Burma, but she grew up in Minnesota when they immigrated.

  • My grandparents on my own uncle or in Northern California and my other on uncle are in Oregon.

  • Oh, and I grew up in Maryland, of course, So we're just, like, incredibly, spread out.

  • There's always an interesting to me, like people who grow up with their grandparents and their cousins, like down the street from them.

  • That's kind of cool.

  • That something I never really experienced.

  • But I also I'm kind of grateful that my family so spread out because I never felt like I was tied down to my hometown because, like my mom and dad, both just like he did the hell where they grew up.

  • And they never made me feel guilty for doing the same thing.

  • Which is nice, because, like, for something like film, I just wouldn't have been able to do that if I want to stay in Maryland, Okay, turns out I only own birthday wrapping paper, and it's very squished Birthday wrapping paper at that.

  • So I am going to make my own wrapping paper out of print.

  • Your favorite.

  • I'm just gonna draw little hearts on it.

  • My mom used to wrap gifts and, like comics or recipes from the newspaper, so I feel like it's all fair game.

  • It always gets stuck.

  • Look them in the mail.

  • It is my jewelry samples from on route.

  • I talked about it and pretty much every single video.

  • But I designed a jewelry collection and everything was in gold.

  • It was mostly like Golden Pearl details.

  • I wanted it to be very vintage inspired, but a lot of you guys have been asking for a silver version because if it's your skin tone better and we have been silver version of the safety hearings, so actually, let me see if I can find it is almost impossible to see the difference on camera.

  • So you guys gonna think I'm crazy when I'm talking about this?

  • But this was the original sample that I received for the silver version of the Safety pin hearing, and the wire was a little bit thinner.

  • I think it was probably like 0.2 millimetres thinner than the old one, so I had them.

  • When you make it with a wire that's exactly the same as the old one, because I really wanted the same proportions on the same kind of level of tension in the safety pin.

  • Otherwise, it feels a little bit flimsy when you close it.

  • If the wire isn't thick enough, and second of all, this color was a little bit too light for me, and I wanted a silver option that was a little bit darker.

  • You could, like, nearly see the color difference if I hope it like this.

  • It's literally like not even half a shade darker.

  • But little stuff like that makes a big difference to me.