VidCon EU 2017 Afterthoughts Blog

Hi Everyone! 🙂

This was going to be an afterthoughts vlog but I found it really hard to convey my points over in video form. I also tried to record the vlog at least 3-4 times before deciding to write this.

So I went to Amsterdam in the Netherlands last week to attend VidCon Europe 2017 (from the 7th till the 10th April 2017). The trip was so amazing and I have never felt so inspired to create content and become so positive. This is because I met so many people and became friends too; I also met my favourite creators who I look up to and admire their content. I also flew with British Airways for the first time since 2013 which was a nice experience and was the second time in 6 months I have left the country on my own.

The highlight of the trip was the creator chats with Bertie Gilbert and Jack & Dean. This was because it was so intimate, personal and I gained some useful tips and advice which would help me in my YouTube adventure.

The only downside was one creator panel on how to build an audience. It had stuff which I already knew thanks to meeting experts and being a part of the London Small YouTubers network. I left just as they were taking questions from the audience and wasn’t the only one leaving. There were panels and workshops which people left throughout the entire convention, but I assume this happens all the time at VidCon.

I didn’t have much time to explore the city because of focusing on VidCon but will visit the Netherlands again hopefully in the next year or so and explore. I might do a travel vlog series too like the Japan one in October 2016, but we will see. I will also buy an Anonymous Card which is like an Oyster Card which you top up and use on the transport system in Amsterdam.

There were funny moments too like being on German TV just asking TomSka what random funny fact he would like to share for my new vlog series.

As an Autistic person it was at times very overwhelming but being surrounded by positive people helped a lot. I also had my friends reminding me to eat and keep myself hydrated and I appreciated that a lot. I made sure that I planned out my day out, put enough time to rest and look after myself.

I will be going to SITC (Summer in the City) this August for the whole three days where I will be asking different creators what their random funny facts are which they would like to share with the world. I might be going to MCM Comic Con London this year because after VidCon it just doesn’t really appeal to me anymore as a content creator. I loved the past events but just want to focus on VidCon and SITC from now on. Also I hope to attend the main VidCon in LA, USA next year and will see if they do one in Amsterdam again.

Regards to my trip Japan:

  • I am learning Japanese and hope to be fluent to a certain extent
  • I want to spend two weeks in Kyoto visiting my favourite places and exploring new ones
  •  Finally, I want to explore the food scene especially being a vegetarian

Finally, feel free to check out below what happened in Amsterdam:

Take care guys!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

(Updated May 2017)

#SavGoesToJapan Vlog Series, Short Films & Photography (From Website)

Hi Everyone! 🙂

I’ve posted my Japan Adventure onto my website which you can find here:

#SavGoesToJapan

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

 

Halloween in Japan Vlog & Update on SavanFilms Schedule

Hi Everyone! 🙂

When I was in Japan, I did a Vlog about how different Halloween was in the country compared to the UK and the USA.

 

My #SavGoesToJapan Vlog series is also up on the channel too! 😀

There is an update regards to the channel schedule here:

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Feel free to like and comment below!

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

 

SavanFilms Schedule (Oct-Dec 2016)

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Here’s the update schedule for SavanFilms:

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Plus here’s a sneak peek for Monday’s (17th October 2016) Vlog:

If you want to keep on being updated please follow this blog and Twitter. Plus feel free to subscribe to the channel and have the videos delivered into your subscription box.

See you all soon!

From,

Sav

#SavGoesToJapan Vlog Series & Photos

Hi Everyone! 🙂

So my adventure in Japan has a hashtag called #SavGoesToJapan. This hashtag has been used for my Instagram and Twitter photos and videos. The hashtag is also a part of my SavanVlogs new series.

Here are my favourite moments which can be found on Twitter:

Here is the SavanVlogs video about the new series:

 

If you are on Instagram, you can follow my adventure here:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/savgoestojapan/

See you soon!

From,

Sav

Top 5 Video Games & Top 4 Anime Shows

Written for London360 in June 2016:

It’s no secret that I love watching Japanese cartoons known as Anime and playing Video Games. My very first video game was Pokemon Red when I was eight years old and my very first console was the GameBoy Color. The very first Anime I watched was a given (Pokemon) and watched it on Sky 1 religiously every day after school.

So here are my Top 5 Video Games:

5) Sims 4 – I’ve played the franchise since Sims 2 on the GameCube and still miss the story mode. However, the recent game has done an excellent job with their latest update of having more LGBT Characters and no gender-specific clothing.

Sims 4

4) Mario Kart – I’ve played the gaming series since I was eight on the N64 in Sydney, Australia. I still play the game with family or on my own with the Wii version or on my 3DS. I will challenge anyone of my friends who can beat me on Rainbow Road (the friendship destroyer).

Luigi Mario Kart

3) League of Legends – This was introduced to me during my final year of University and used to play it as one of the support characters. It was a challenging but fun game playing with friends or even random strangers shouting at me for being a noob (Newbie).

League of Legends

2) Minecraft – Also introduced to me through friends who played the game and went through adventure maps. I even featured in a few videos and had a short spell as a video game commentator. I still play the game and have created some worlds within the sandbox game.

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1) Pokemon – Fell in love with the games and still play them to this very day. I am looking forward to the latest ones coming out in late 2016 called Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Pokemon 1

Here are my Top 4 Anime Shows:

4) Beyblade – During high school there was a lot of interest in this Anime show and I had my own collection of spin-tops with blades which were also a part of the show. There were battles in the school corridors and they were actually banned too.

Beyblade

3) Digimon – There were always comparisons between this show and Pokemon. I liked both but Pokemon was way better with their games. The one thing I loved about Digimon was the catchy show tune.

Digimon

2) Pokemon – I just lost interest after the Hoenn episodes but enjoy watching the latest ones in Japanese with English Subtitles.

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1) DragonBall Z – Hands down my favourite Anime of all time and grew up watching it during high school and into College. Not even DragonBall and DragonBall GT could beat this. Let’s forget that there was even a live-action Hollywood Movie.

DragonBall z

(All GIFs from Giphy)

London360 Blog: Japan Centre Visit

Hi Everyone! 🙂

Here is the blog I wrote for London360:

On the 20th October 2015 I visited the Japan Centre which was located near to Piccadilly Circus in Central London. I’ve been recommended several times to visit the place by my brother and friends who love the Japanese and their culture.
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I had a rough idea of where the Centre was located but I didn’t realise how many times I passed it over the years. It was nicely hidden on Shaftesbury Avenue and I do visit Central London often.

The Centre consisted of a bakery, bookstore, butcher, deli, fishmonger, home ware department and supermarket with Japanese food and drinks. There was also a place to eat which I will experience the next time I visit.

There were plenty of vegetarian options for me to choose from and I was spoilt for choice. Thankfully there were labels in English on the food which helped and the staff were also really helpful.

In the end I chose a small box of Strawberry Chocolate flavoured biscuit sticks and a bag filled with Green Tea chocolate bars. The Green Tea chocolate was something I was recommended to eat and was looking forward to eat once back home. I can say that it was really nice to eat (so were the biscuit sticks) and would definitely buy again. 20151020_132114

A wide variety of Japanese items.

 I do have an appreciation for Japan and its culture because I have grown up watching their Anime (cartoons), tried out their food several times, read their Manga (comics) and watched some of their popular YouTubers. I have also grown up playing games such as Pokémon and Super Mario Brothers from the video game company known as Nintendo who are from Kyoto. Personally I love watching their Anime with subtitles on rather than dubbed versions because I can learn the language much easier.

 Finally, I hope to one day I would love to visit the country itself. There are several places I would like to visit and these include Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Mount Fuji.