This is for anyone who ever wondered how I came to be a (mando)vlogger on Youtube:

For a long time I was just a passive Youtuber, commenting, favoriting and watching other Youtubers.

After a trip to Japan, on which I was shocked at just how rich the Japanese culture is, I took a look at myself and decided it was time for a change. I was born to a Taiwanese mother and Hong Konger father, and raised in the US. Over time the distance between me and my heritage grew wider and wider. After coming back from Japan, I realized that I needed to get back in touch with my culture. I began watching Taiwanese dramas, listening to Mandopop and most importantly making a huge effort to speak Mandarin to my parents. Up until then, I had been speaking ‘Chinglish’ a mix of Mandarin and English. …well mostly English, actually.

It was hard at first, it felt so awkward speaking Mandarin, but I kept at it.

Then I came up with the idea of creating a Youtube channel on which I could practice speaking Mandarin. It would be different to any other channels I’d come across, fun and educational for both me and any viewers I could manage to get.

and the rest, as they say, is history.

I am still a newbie though 😛 Still working my way up the ranks! (^-^)b


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