November 3, 2016
Look at this! An Eatyoursushi episode! Though, it seems like this might be our last one for a while.
We had a lot of fun doing these episodes. I really like when we can talk with each other, bounce back and forth, tell stories, play games, and talk about life and all. Not only were we able to share our experiences, but we also were more aware of our experiences as a result of these episodes. If something interesting happened to us, we’d say “oh this is great for Eatyoursushi” and then we’d stop for a minute or two and absorb as much of the event as we could.
The drawback of Eatyoursushi episodes, however, was that they’re a huge commitment every week. Getting to the studio would take over an hour, as would getting back. Then we’d film for a few hours, and – since we’re old and don’t have the energy of younger whippersnappers – that’d be our day. And the bigger issue: editing an episode would take another 2-3 days. I honest to goodness have no idea how people can vlog everyday. When do people eat or sleep? We are so slow when we edit! Or maybe our computers are just old. I don’t know. But half of our week was gone, every week, for Eatyoursushi episodes.
The time we spend editing these huge episodes is time we could be spending going out and exploring new things. Traveling to new areas and recording new experiences. I want us to get out more, basically, and Eatyoursushi was getting in the way of that. We spent a week in Hawaii and recorded lots of fun stuff. What you didn’t see yet is what we did when we got back from Hawaii: we went to Aizu-Wakamatsu. We experienced our first onsen hotel, practiced in a dojo, went to a station where a cat is the stationmaster (no joke), and explored so much more of Japan than what we’re used to. And it really lit a spark in us.
So now, we’re planning our schedules to see other parts of Japan. We’re going to Kyoto in a couple of weeks. We’re discussing some videos in Fukuoka. We’ve got plans for more Kobe videos. And if you liked the Kurogi video, well, so did other restaurants, and some amazing ones are opening their doors for us to film. Some that don’t even let people take pictures with their phones are letting us shoot full videos there. There’s a lot we want to eat and see, and to do so, we’ll need more days in the week, and Eatyoursushi, sadly, will have to be given up for the greater good.
I think we’ll be able to make some really good videos in the process. I hope so, at least. We’ll still be publishing videos on Mondays and Thursdays. And now we might even have more free time to shoot other quicker videos in the middle, randomly. Martina just filmed another Martina’s Midnight Munchies video. We’ve got some TL;DRs we’re planning out as well. So stay tuned!
We’re still doing Magic Mail Time as well. We’ve got lots of packages to go through. We’ll be doing them as LiveStreams now, though, like we used to. We don’t have a settled upon time yet, though. So I’d suggest subscribing to our Bonus Channel and you’ll be able to get notifications when we go live! Here’s the one we filmed this week. More to come next week as well!