Insadong and Loneliness

30 Mar

Long time no blog!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what approach to vlogging I want to take. Do I want my vlogs to look like tourist videos? Do I want to appear as a “host” type figure or as a vlogger who is trying to convey the experiences and emotions of someone who is working in a foreign country? Do I want my Youtube channel just to be an online diary?

I feel like I’m coming more towards an answer as to what type of vlogger I want to be, and I think that comes through in my video about Insadong and loneliness.

Insadong is a popular tourist destination in Seoul. I originally went to shoot some video and to find some traditional Korean decorations to spice up my apartment a bit. However, two Korean girls approached me in the middle of the street and took me on one of the most interesting adventures I’ve ever had.

And that’s half of what I wanted to vlog about. The other half was as a sort of response to people who complain that they are lonely in Seoul and that they don’t have any friends. All it took for me to meet people was for me to go out in the middle of the day and walk around filming things with my camera. If a goofy looking guy like me can do that, there’s hope for any lonely English teacher in Seoul. Anyway, check out the video (in full 720HD!) below.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to leave a comment below!


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