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NaNoWriMo Begins! The Jay Dee Show 5

NaNoWriMo is the biggest thing happening in the past week, even though I’ve hardly made a dent in it. But I talk about it a lot! On both channels. First up, let’s look at my week on my main channel.

First up, since October ended, I had my monthly Wrap Up video. I talked about the books I read in October.

And then, on the day before NaNoWriMo began, I made a video dedicated to the event.

November began, and I talked about the books I plan to read this month. I wonder if I can do it!

Getting a bit serious for a moment, I talked about what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Returning to Japan for a day, I gave a tour of Enoshima Aquarium, which is a great place to see sea life.

Next, I talked about one of my favourite books, The Silmarillion.

Finally, I moved on to #18 of Authors Answer, talking about a book I’d love to rewrite the ending of.

Moving on to my vlog channel, a lot happened, from talking to Geography Now’s creator Paul Barbato to taking my daughter out trick or treating.

First up, I talked with Paul Barbato and discussed top destinations in 2017.

Then, I talked about Authors Answer 104, and how it became one of my most popular posts in a long time.

After a long day at work, I talked about how I definitely know I am an introvert.

And finally, I went trick or treating with my daughter. I also talked about NaNoWriMo.

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoyed these videos. If you haven’t done so, please go and subscribe to these channels! You can subscribe directly on the videos, as well. If you have any comments, let me know! Which video did you enjoy the most?

I Won a Contest! The Jay Dee Show 4

Lots of dramatic events in the past week all captured on camera! It was an eventful week, especially on my main channel. I did get a bit behind on my vlog channel, though. But I’m catching up.

First up is my main channel. There’s a lot to see, including the return of A Taste of Japan! That series is all about places I’ve visited in Japan, and if you want to see about some famous places, then you should watch.

First video, my daughter returns to show off her library books. However, she seems to have regressed in age to be a bit of a baby.

I started a new series where I talk about important issues to me. In the first one, I talk about bullying and how I dealt with it.

And then probably the biggest video of the week was the contest I won! It was a giveaway, and I won a book. Check it out!

And then it’s my second longest video ever. Going back to A Taste of Japan, I gave a fairly comprehensive tour of the beautiful island of Enoshima, which is a popular tourist destination south of Tokyo.

And then I gave a retro review of The Reality Dysfunction Part 1: Emergence, by Peter F. Hamilton. Great book, and I hope you enjoy the review.

And finally, I talk about major influences to my writing in Authors Answer #17.

Moving on to my vlog channel, there were also some big things happening in life, from internet trouble to a trip to an observatory.

In the first video, it’s a quick one. I talked about the internet problems we were having.

Next up, we spent the day out, and we visited an observatory where I work. We also ate at a great ramen restaurant, so check out the food we ate there.

And then I talked a bit about my daughter. You see, she stole something when she was about to turn 2 years old.

And then comes a video which resulted in someone giving me a thumbs down, but no thumbs up. Probably the topic and title. But hey, I don’t like it when people try to convert me to a religion.

And lastly, something I’ve been so excited about, YouTube’s end card feature! It’s finally here, and I talk a lot about it.

That’s all for this week. You don’t have to watch every video, of course, but I do recommend that you subscribe to these channels so you can watch them as I publish them. Also, if you have any comments, I’d love to read them. What did you think of the videos?

Join My Adventures in Japan

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on this, but I’ve finally resumed working on A Taste of Japan. It’s a video series that I started last year, and then intended on doing for every place that I went with my sister when she visited us in Japan. However, I only did six videos, got to a video that turned out to have many parts to be edited together, and stopped.

Well, that intimidating video has been done. It wasn’t actually difficult to do! I enjoyed editing the video! I posted it on my main channel, and here it is:

I absolutely love Enoshima. It’s a place I’ve been to a few times, though most of the time, I stayed on the mainland. Although it’s a bit long, I encourage you to watch it. There are a lot of interesting things to see there, as well as many beautiful views. I’ll be doing a new video in this series every week. Next week is Enoshima Aquarium.

Let me know what you thought in the comments section below.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 43

On to the next group! This one contains a lot of green and water, but there’s more, too. Looking through these photos gives me a lot of nostalgic feelings. I’ll be back there again! Anyway, which photos do you like?

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Enoshima coast

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Little splash

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Looking across Sagami Bay

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Flowers in spring

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Bright green

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Tokaido Line T

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Under the umbrella

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Bus in the rain

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Vivid green Isshikigawa

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Hawks at Yuigahama Beach

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for all the votes! Please let me know what you voted for and why. I look forward to seeing your opinions.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 42

In this group of photos, we moved on down the coast of Kamakura and into Fujisawa, especially Enoshima. You get to continue enjoying the seaside and island scenery with these ones. But which photos do you like?

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Inamuragasaki cape

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Enoshima and Shichirigahama from Inamuragasaki

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Kamakura coast from Inamuragasaki

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Enoshima condo

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Sexy fountain on Enoshima

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Torii on Enoshima

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Surfboards in a narrow Enoshima alley

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A finger into the ocean

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Rugged Enoshima coast

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Rock arch

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

I was joking about the sexy fountain. Anyway, I’m very interested in what you think of these photos, so please leave a comment explaining your votes. Thanks!

A New Year in Japan – Sunrise at Enoshima

I think these pictures will speak for themselves. We successfully saw the sunrise at Enoshima this year. The clouds in the horizon made it even better.

The sun isn’t up yet.

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Here’s Enoshima.

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Some orange clouds on the horizon.

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And now Mt. Fuji.

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There’s the sun!

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Some reflection off the water.

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Wow! Looking good.

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More Mt. Fuji.

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A final look at Mt. Fuji.

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Goodbye, Enoshima!

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Next up is a quick breakfast while we wait for our train.

A New Year Live Blog

I’m going to try something a bit different this New Year. A kind of live blog where I tell you some of the highlights of our New Year adventure.

Like last year, we plan to see the sun rise at Enoshima early in the morning of January 1st. Then we’ll head up to my wife’s family’s for the big family gathering. Expect pictures of a sunrise (if it’s not cloudy), a train called Romance Car, and plenty of food and drink. I want to do this mostly for my family to see what our New Year is like, because they’ve never experienced a Japanese New Year. It’s the biggest holiday of the year here.  It’s also our last one in Japan. I want to show some great memories.

Who’s interested?