Mar 19, 2019

Don’t change your clothes

It’s fine

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Content warning for existential dread and meat. This week’s vlog thoughts consider how often one should change their clothes. In our part of China, it’s actually OK to wear the same outfit for a few days in a row. Not to bed, of course. That’s what pajamas are for.

Mar 20, 2019

The same clothes (official music video)

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This music video features the score from our video “Don’t change your clothes” set to scenes from Luzhou in the years 2011-2017. Watch and enjoy. And don’t change your clothes. You look fine!

Mar 18, 2019

Podcast: The best interview is a pre-interview

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Interviewing is all about getting your guest to say interesting things, and there’s definitely an art to it. This week, we discuss why pre-interviewing is necessary for a live shoot and some mistakes to watch out for.

Mar 17, 2019

Fish Mint (official music video)

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What do you do when you end up with fish mint in your dinner order? Get back on the phone!

Mar 15, 2019

Fish mint in Chinese cuisine ... at your own risk

Beware this stinky herb

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Fish mint is a delicacy … but I don’t want it. Watch what happens when some shows up anyway. Also, I can speak Chinese on the phone!

Mar 13, 2019

Putting work away at the end of the day

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Hello fellow Foreigners, wherever you are. This week on the podcast, we talked about our rituals for wrapping up our work at the end of the day. Closing down a project session is definitely a place where past-you and future-you can set one another up for success or failure, so it’s pretty important.

Mar 12, 2019

A song for the park

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A walk in the park on a sunny day is a truly wonderful thing … the only thing that can make it better is a relaxing soundtrack. Enjoy the view and the sounds!

Mar 8, 2019

A semi-secret park on a blue-sky day

A New Year’s city adventure

There was a park and a nice day. You do the math.

Luzhou has some beautiful parks tucked into some surprising corners. This one, you reach from a busy overpass that’s all malls, restaurants and an amusement park. It’s a really nice green space that takes you down to the Tuo River.

Mar 1, 2019

Podcast: Workflowing smarter, not harder

How we get all this vlogging done

In this week’s podcast, we discuss the changes to our workflow that helped keep us happy and PRODUCING CONTENT!

Over the past year and some months, our process for vlogging over on YouTube has gone through many changes. Especially last spring, when we were amping up our ambitions of how big of a we could produce in a week — and we kind of overwhelmed ourselves. So the discussion is all about how to most effectively use our time, keeping in mind that we want to push ourselves … but reasonably. We are only two people, after all. The new rule is: NO LOCATIONS!

Feb 28, 2019

Straight out of Luzhou

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Chill out with this music video that takes you on a ride throughout central Luzhou. It’s always more peaceful when someone else is doing the driving …