LWIF EP87: Elementary School Rules in Japan

These are what the rules are like in Aiko and Shin’s elementary school in Japan. There are some rules the kids forgot to talk about, like no wearing outdoor shoes in school or everyone has to eat the same lunch (which is made fresh everyday at school). What are school rules like where you’re from? By the way, this was filmed at the Tokyo YouTube Space Studios, not a real school. But the set looks pretty real, doesn’t it! Rules In the morning, you need to bow and greet the teacher. You can’t bring games to school. You can’t eat…

LWIF EP86: The Rules that Rule Japan

Some people think Japan is a strange and different land, that they’ll never understand. Why do the Japanese do what they do? Well, Japan and its people are not so hard to comprehend, once you realize that it’s all about the rules. Once you know them, your time here will be easy peasy, Japaneasy. It’d be my pleasure if you join me in discovering the rules that rule Japan. 赤信号皆で渡れば怖くない – 北野武 Red lights aren’t scary when you’re crossing together – Takeshi Kitano Image Sources 🗲 Portuguese Ship – By attributed to Kano Domi – Unknown, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=353036 🗲…

LWIF EP85: Helping Homeless Cats (in Canada)

My kids, Aiko and Shin, have always loved cats. Unfortunately, our family has never had cats. In Japan, we encounter a lot of strays, and the kids would always like to play with them and try to feed them. On our trip back to Canada, we wanted to find out more about how to help homeless cats, so we visited our local humane society, the BC SPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is what we learned.

LWIF X EP23: Video Cameras I Use

Here’s the cameras I use / I have used: Sony A7S II http://amzn.to/2yFzZQj GoPro Hero 5 Black http://amzn.to/2xyWx03 Google Pixel XL http://amzn.to/2yFDZQY Sony RX100M III http://amzn.to/2gv5QbK Sony PXW-X70 http://amzn.to/2yYF6XZ For almost all my gear, I have it listed at https://kit.com/lifewhereimfrom/youtube-filming-gear FYI, the links are affiliate links, but buy wherever you like! Additional stuff: For my talks about neutral density filters, I mentioned that shutter speed control was one of the reasons I use them. But I totally forgot to point out that controlling the f-stop, is another equally important reason I use them, as it allows me to control the…

LWIF EP83: What a Japanese Nursing Home is Like

In this video, we go on a tour of a couple of Azalee’s Nursing Homes in Japan. In Japan, hospitals and clinics must be non-profit and owned and operated by physicians. Health care costs are standardized across the country, with no single physicians able to charge a different price for a procedure.

LWIF EP81: Homeless in Japan Part 2: Who They Are

This is part 2 of a series of videos on homelessness in Japan. In this episode we talk once again with Professor Tom Gill from Meiji Gakuin University. He talks about how homelessness in Japan was around the turn of the century and who the stereotypical homeless people were at that time.

LWIF EP80: Making Authentic Mexican Tacos

While in Canada, we heard our friends were opening up a Mexican restaurant, so we decided to check it out. It was so good, that we asked if we could film and they graciously said yes! So on our second trip to Maizal, our friend Chef Rodrigo shows us how to make fresh and authentic Mexican food!