Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

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JamesAlexander89 wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:55 pm Hello everyone!

I introduced myself last month in the general talk section and got a lot of different responses and really appreciate the input. I started a youtube channel to document my experiences before heading to Cambodia to teach English as well as daily life, food, looking for a job and apartment, etc... This channel will be geared towards others wanting to move to Cambodia for long term living and or teaching/working as I will be focusing videos around daily life and the process of settling in Cambodia.
To be frank, the purpose of this is not really clear.

If you want food, you go to a restaurant, supermarket, market or convenience store. To find a job, you contact potential employers. If you want to teach, you contact the schools. To find an apartment, you look around or use an agent. For daily life, wake up and do some stuff and then later, go back to sleep.

Anyway, that's what we did in the old days before the internet, things like having a scrap of paper with an address scrawled on it or an ad torn from the classified section of a newspaper and flagging down a taxicab, motorcycle taxi or tuk tuk, or going to a payphone with a pocketful of coins, wandering through the wet market until finding something that looked edible, or walking around the neighborhood and using our own eyes to find the best street food, and getting info by talking to the people around us, both locals and other expats.

I think having an excess of foreknowledge before arriving somewhere really diminishes the sense of adventure.
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Re: Starting a youtube channel before my move to cambodia

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sigmoid wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 am
JamesAlexander89 wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:55 pm Hello everyone!

I introduced myself last month in the general talk section and got a lot of different responses and really appreciate the input. I started a youtube channel to document my experiences before heading to Cambodia to teach English as well as daily life, food, looking for a job and apartment, etc... This channel will be geared towards others wanting to move to Cambodia for long term living and or teaching/working as I will be focusing videos around daily life and the process of settling in Cambodia.
To be frank, the purpose of this is not really clear.

If you want food, you go to a restaurant, supermarket, market or convenience store. To find a job, you contact potential employers. If you want to teach, you contact the schools. To find an apartment, you look around or use an agent. For daily life, wake up and do some stuff and then later, go back to sleep.

Anyway, that's what we did in the old days before the internet, things like having a scrap of paper with an address scrawled on it or an ad torn from the classified section of a newspaper and flagging down a taxicab, motorcycle taxi or tuk tuk, or going to a payphone with a pocketful of coins, wandering through the wet market until finding something that looked edible, or walking around the neighborhood and using our own eyes to find the best street food, and getting info by talking to the people around us, both locals and other expats.

I think having an excess of foreknowledge before arriving somewhere really diminishes the sense of adventure.
Now now sigmoid, you're coming across all crotchety now. :beer3:

Yes that is what we used to do before the internet etc, but now the internet is there and a wealth of information out there, but still people prefer to be handheld and guided, particularly the younger generation, of which OP appears to be one so he is hitting the demographic. I mean look at the expat FB groups, the amount of stupid questions you see "where to buy vegetables in Russian Market", "how do I cross a road", perhaps the Millenials are in someway less hardy folks than we once were. Look at some of the questions you sometimes get here and when they are given an answer e.g. "you can get xxx at Super Duper" the follow up question is "can you tell me where that is". A lot of the newer breed of expat simply refuse to find things out for themselves or use google and get upset that not every coffee vendor sells an almond milk latte.

Anyway, I digress, if the OP's channel helps to offer the digital hand-holding that some of these people need on arrival then he will have done a great public service
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I don't see the purpose of it, but you could do it for fun as a sort of personal diary.
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Dude, your not gonna get many subscribers with only two vids...up your content game son.
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angkorjohn2 wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:33 am I mean look at the expat FB groups, the amount of stupid questions you see "where to buy vegetables in Russian Market", "how do I cross a road", perhaps the Millenials are in someway less hardy folks than we once were.
I don't believe Dangerous Dave was a Millenial but I am sure he asked both of those :o

OP - Good luck - as you say there aren't really any good Cambodian based videos, if well produced & informative I sure there will be a market - albeit small - for it
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icetiger81 wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:17 pm Dude, your not gonna get many subscribers with only two vids...up your content game son.
Sir, give the young man a break. He says it is for helping people once they arrive but he doesn't arrive himself until January 2020 so he's gonna be asking all of those questions himself :D and finding out the answers before he can post content about it so it will be pretty hard to tell people how to go shopping etc in a city and country he hasn't yet arrived in, his own research told him it was called the land of smiles to perhaps more practical on the ground experience is what he really needs before attempting to create more. He is sticking up what he knows, i.e. how to get the relevant qualifications.

As I alluded before, unlikely his content is or will be aimed at the likes of me and you but i'm sure will prove helpful to some who wish to come to teach in the KOW. At least he has stuck his neck out and asked for feedback on this which he has not only accepted and taken but acted upon, quite rare.
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(Warning, tutorial/lecture/homily ahead)
Hey James, or maybe, Professor,
Please don't get me wrong, I like your general attitude, i don't think you are a No Joke, and i wish you every success from the day you arrive in cambodia.
People who have an inquiring mind and who are willing to share their knowledge and experience get an an instant extra 5 respect points from me.
So how can i put this "nicely".

Almost for sure, for a bloke like you, every 12 months or so you will come to a point when you realise that almost every "understanding", every "certainty", that you have learned about Cambodia has dissolved.
Congratulate yourself - you have just gone one onion-skin of illusion deeper towards real insight.
Only another 10 or 20 sets of experience, theories, learnings, perceptions, to go - each one dissolving again into (hopefully) humility and uncertainty, so the learning can begin anew.

Sure, absolutely share your experiences - but maybe come from the angle of -
" Hey, look at no-nothing me. Stepping out onto a new planet for the first time with just a bit of google and a freshly minted teacher's licence. Look at all the mad dumb crazy wildly-funny fuck-ups that i am making in my first ever real-life learning experience".

Straight up, Professor. I don't think anyone is really qualified to offer any meaningful tips on taking a tuk tuk ride (for example) until they have had at least a couple of dozen different drivers, destinations, circumstances and times of day. Seriously.
The same for renting an apartment, meeting girls, understanding the mindset, and how to cross the road. Serious again. Because you have done it once means very very little.

A bright mind, a bit of google and a couple of years in the country just does not cut it for more than novice status in such a "different" place as this - when it comes to really understanding how it all works.
THAT is one of the really exciting/stimulating things about living here for the long term. You are always learning everything anew.

Not saying you are setting yourself up as an expert - just hoping you don't.
And of course, very best wishes for the adventure. I suspect you will like it here, Professor.
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So many people with their gold play buttons here.
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cptrelentless wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:26 pm So many people with their gold play buttons here.
You can be sure when a poster asks for "tips and advice" many of us in the CEO community will be more than happy to oblige.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
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sigmoid wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 am
JamesAlexander89 wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:55 pm Hello everyone!

I introduced myself last month in the general talk section and got a lot of different responses and really appreciate the input. I started a youtube channel to document my experiences before heading to Cambodia to teach English as well as daily life, food, looking for a job and apartment, etc... This channel will be geared towards others wanting to move to Cambodia for long term living and or teaching/working as I will be focusing videos around daily life and the process of settling in Cambodia.
To be frank, the purpose of this is not really clear.

If you want food, you go to a restaurant, supermarket, market or convenience store. To find a job, you contact potential employers. If you want to teach, you contact the schools. To find an apartment, you look around or use an agent. For daily life, wake up and do some stuff and then later, go back to sleep.

Anyway, that's what we did in the old days before the internet, things like having a scrap of paper with an address scrawled on it or an ad torn from the classified section of a newspaper and flagging down a taxicab, motorcycle taxi or tuk tuk, or going to a payphone with a pocketful of coins, wandering through the wet market until finding something that looked edible, or walking around the neighborhood and using our own eyes to find the best street food, and getting info by talking to the people around us, both locals and other expats.

I think having an excess of foreknowledge before arriving somewhere really diminishes the sense of adventure.
If you don't understand the concept i would direct you to the youtube channel to the watch the nine or so minute video that towards the end explains what the purpose is. being from a rugged do it all yourself be prepared beforehand generation i would think you could spare 9 minutes of internet time watching the video to better understand before writing your opinion. i come from a generation that reads and studies and formulates opinions then shares with the community not just replying with my own predetermination before putting forth any actual effort. wish you luck.
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