Tag Archives: Paul Barbato

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?

Canada by Geography Now

A year ago, I subscribed to a rather unknown channel called Geography Now. It had a one of a kind premise, to go through every country in the world and talk about the political and physical geography, demographics, and the country’s friends and enemies. Paul Barbato has made them all entertaining and informative, and there are even teachers who are using his videos in classrooms.

Well, the time has finally come. A year after starting with Afghanistan, he has finally arrived at Canada. Check it out.

There are a few spelling mistakes, but he does focus on a few things that I’m sure many people didn’t know.

What did you think of his video?

Paul Barbato Is My Idol

Geography Now is one of the greatest channels on YouTube, if you ask me. Created by Paul Barbato last year, it aims to tell about every country in the world in alphabetic order. That is a big project to undertake.

Geography may sound dry to some people, but Geography Now makes it both informative and entertaining. It’s even sparked some massive arguments between rival countries’ viewers. Paul has taken it all in stride and is working as hard as ever to deliver wonderful videos. And those videos have been improving in quality all the time. Here’s his first one, Afghanistan.

And his most recent, Botswana.

And you know what? Canada is coming soon. I’m excited to see that video. I’ll share it when it’s up in the coming months.

And finally, to Paul, if you ever read this, you’re not really my idol. However, what you’re doing is great. Not just great, but wonderful. I’m looking forward to watching every single video you make about each country. It’s probably too late to give you help with Canada, since I’m sure you have a lot of people from Canada already offering to help, but I’d love to contribute to the Japan video, since I’ve been living there for more than ten years. Though that country probably won’t be profiled any time soon, will it? It’s close to the middle of the alphabet. And if I’m ever in LA, I’d love to meet up with you and talk about geography!

And yes, I have done a post about Geography Now before, but I just had to talk about it again.


Paul Barbato’s fan, Jay Dee.

Educational Video about Armenia Becomes a Battle

I’ve mentioned the YouTube channel Geography Now before, and how I’m really enjoying Paul Barbato’s educational videos about the geography of what will eventually be every country in the world.  He’s currently on the A countries, and will soon finish Azerbaijan.

Now that country is going to cause an uproar, I’m sure.  On his video about Armenia, there’s been a huge battle in the comments section between Armenians, Azerbaijani, and Turkish.  There is, of course, a rather rocky history between these people, which I won’t go into here.  You can just watch the video.

If you wish to dare wade into the comments, you can do so.  But be warned that you’ll see mostly heated accusations and arguments.  It’s amazing how an educational video can bring out the nationalistic fervor, vile incriminations, and raw emotion.  It’s an educational video!  They’ve gone as far as attacking Paul himself.  He’s just providing the facts.  But of course, Turkish, Armenian, and Azerbaijani accounts of the facts tend to be different.  Well, I would assume he’s using reputable sources for his facts and doing a lot of research for each video.  If he makes a mistake, he apologises and changes it.  Honestly, some people just need to calm down.

I personally can’t wait for the Azerbaijan video.  I can’t wait for any of them, actually.