To say that my ‘recent’ posts on this blog have been few and far between is a misunderestimation. It’s not only that I’ve been busy learning my Japanese -mas’s, -desu’s and Kanjis but that I’ve found a new form of expression and time wasting, plus quenching my ‘comment’ driven thirst.
That my friends is through Facebook.
We all know what we can do in Facebook blah blah blah etc etc..
Just a couple of things have really caught my eye about Facebook, ever since I arrived in Japan, via a HDD camcorder, I’ve recorded a number of videos documenting my experience and sharing the weird and funny things and places I visited.
As the days passed by, these videos grew quite popular between my friends and were even tagged as ‘genius’ and ‘hilarious’.
I was encouraged by a few friends to share these videos with everyone on Facebook, as they were originally only viewable to my Facebook friends.
I am the kind of person who actually knows all his Facebook and have met them before except probably one or two (good onlines buddies from back in the day!). I wasn’t prepared to accept friend requests because they wanted to see my videos.
So the idea of creating a ‘fan club’ was born. Using Facebook’s Groups Application, I created a ‘fan club’ where I reposted my older videos and updated it with newer videos, news and even a promo photo gallery.
Yes it was a truly fully fledged fan club. I thought myself as a big superstar as another way to laugh at myself really.
But, not everyone got the joke though..
My family didn’t like the way I conducted myself on camera and showing it to the world, my mother even began to worry that I was here all alone, that I had lost my mind somewhere between Bahrain National Airport and Nagoya Central Airport…
This was a major downer to be quite honest and also seeing my friends, who I did the videos for in the first place not commenting nor watching the videos and were replaced by other whom I’ve never met or probably will never brought me even more down…
With every new video I tried to rectify previous mistakes but end up doing something worse! Thus, less satisfaction for what I was doing…
The videos also gradually became more ummm techie! the first videos would take me 20 minutes from shoot to edit to upload, now it takes me a couple of hours! and I’m the sort of person although I like to make things cool by adding a bit of effort into them, I also relish the mind numbingly simple!
I tire very quickly
and as fun as these vids are in doing them and uploading them, I don’t want them to become a chore.. I’m planning to round up the ‘season’ with 20 episodes (and a 30 minute special *yes I am this obsessed) and comtemplate continuing onto a new season…
If you’d like to see what this post has been rattling about visit the group and enjoy (It’s all in Arabic..sorry!)