July 17, 2017
I want to talk about this video a bit, because it’s different than the stuff we’re used to doing, and I feel like there’s always a need for explanation whenever we try something new. Of course it’s great to try new kinds of videos, but this video isn’t really a new kind for us, because we often just play around with each other on camera, but it’s a different kind of message that we’re focusing on here. Instead of just talking about cool places to see or cool things to eat, I really want people to walk away from this video thinking loving thoughts.
We thought of doing these videos one random midnight. We filled up our picnic basket with some wine and cheese and went down to the park and sat by the water. We saw a sleeping duck. We talked about our lives here in Japan, the things we want to do, where we see ourselves five years from now. We talked about how nice it is that we do these picnics. We’re together all the time, but we still make the effort to make some of our time together more special than others. And then we thought, hey, this is something we want to share with people. We know a few people in rough relationships. We know people whose significant others don’t value them, don’t take care of them. We know relationships where one person is too busy with their career, and where they take their loved one for granted.
I’m hoping that by making videos like this, we can help motivate people to take their loved ones more seriously. You don’t have to take them out to the Ritz or spend a lot of money to do so. A picnic basket with some snacks is nice. And playing with other people’s doggies is really nice, too :D
We ate some other things that didn’t make it in the final video. We’ve got those in the extra scenes below!