While I tend to watch the same funny One Piece/Gintama/Naruto clips and some new recipe videos, I have “recently” found some niches that I can somehow relate to. So here is a list of topic I have been following for the past year on Youtube.
Imagine travelling the world and getting the chance to taste the local street food for a living. Unbelievable, right? Well, I have found some really cool guys that are living the dream of my life. Here is my most favourite, Mark Weins, tasting amazing food from Jakarta, Indonesia.
I love discovering new cuisines and we can all agree that food is an important part of a country’s culture. As someone who was born in a third world country, I know that the best food can be found from street vendors which only the locals are aware of. Read here why you should eat street food. There is actually so much you can learn from these videos from the hospitality, customs and traditions to safety tips.
Honourable Mentions: TheFoodRanger, Strictly Dumplings
What’s in My Bag
A hashtag tag I have been avidly following is #WhatsInMyBag. Never in my life, I imagined myself being obsessed with watching what other women have in their bags. I was never a bag person, only my mum and her sister love collecting designer bags; but recently I started daydreaming about how to organise my own work bag and I even created a wish list of things to buy. I have to say here that there is a specific category of women that I like to watch and that is the working class. It doesn’t matter whether they have kids or not. I just like to see what independent women like to carry and why exactly they chose those products. I believe that the inside of a woman’s bag is directly proportional to her mental stability. The more you have your shit together the more organised your bag will be. Am I wrong? Just take a look at how organised this woman is:
#Goals indeed. Or here’s a Japanese one feeding you some of that Millenial Pink aesthetics thirst.
My wishlist grew 10 times faster after watching the Japanese and Korean ones. There are so many items I didn’t know I needed from anti-bloating/carb blockers tablets to cooling sheets and tiger balm patches.
Honourable Mentions: Kawaii Pateen, Melody Morita.
Staying on the same topic as bags, I love a tidy and pretty house. While I don’t have a severe case of OCD, let’s just say messiness gives me anxiety. I am the type of person who might get messy in the morning but cleans everything by night.
Texted Life/Philosophy Videos
To be very honest, I am not sure about the name of this category. They are just a more upgraded version of draw my life type of videos. They tend to summarise life or philosophical concepts through simple texts and pictures or flash animations. My personal favourite ones are from The School of Life and Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. Here’s an example from each of them.
I will make a separate post about my love for philosophy sometime in the near future.
Cool right? Another reason I like them is that they are short, concise and eye-catching. Everything needed to keep up with my short attention span.
Vaporwave/Lo-fi/City Pop/Night Tempo
I actually randomly found out about Vaporwave music on Youtube. I can’t recall the original video but it was one with a very sad Bart Simpsons with an 80s VHS glitch filter on. I didn’t pay much attention at that time but I really enjoyed the chill music which is a huge contrast to what I have been currently listening to (*cough* Bollywood and KHipHop). There is something so dreamy about this genre that I cannot really explain in words. I just end up imagining myself on a faint rainy day in the 80s, sitting in a bar, listening to these songs while enjoying my drink.
Sometimes, Youtube recommendations can actually be good.
Honourable Mention: While my go-to genre is slow RnB jams, I also enjoy Jazz music like this one
So this concludes the list of things I like to watch on Youtube. Did you really think I was only going to post about makeup and skincare? LOL
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