5 Situations Where A Body Roll Is Unacceptable

5) You are at a job interview..

4) A Police Officer tells you to pull over to the side of the road…

3) You accidentally farted and people turn to look at you…

2) You are waiting at the checkout line at your favorite grocery store…

1) WHO AM I KIDDING??
BODY ROLLING IS ACCEPTABLE ANYWHERE…

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The Answer to #TheDress Illusion…

Which side are you on?

This one picture took the internet community by storm and caused endless online bickering. This resulted in tons of articles and posts talking about – #thedress.

I was asked about the color by many of my friends and they all looked at me with disgust once I said it was blue & black.

REALLLYYY???

Here’s how big it became…

According to the Time.com

” When this article was being posted, the original Buzzfeed story had notched up a record-breaking 20.8 million views.

“At one point tonight (ET) more than 670,000 people were on Buzzfeed.com simultaneously, 500k of those on mobile, and half of those people were reading the dress post,” said the website. “

I am utterly convinced that this dress is blue and black…

What color do you see?

The science behind it is simply put in a post by wired.com :

The point is, your brain tries to interpolate a kind of color context for the image, and then spits out an answer for the color of the dress

And for entertaining purposes look at how these celebrities sided on the issue (taken from the Toronto star):

•Team white and gold:
Kim Kardashian, Julianne Moore, Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Fallon, BJ Novak, Sarah Hyland, Lance Bass, Sara Bareilles, Sarah Harmer, Nia Vardolos, Blake McGrath, Rob Ford

•Team blue and black:
Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Jaden Smith, Mindy Kaling, Demi Lovato, Kate Upton, Mindy Kaling, Josh Groban, Bonnie Fuller, Dan Levy, Lights, Tegan and Sarah…Mayor John Tory

•Team saw one, then the other:

Rob Lowe, Lucy Hale, Zendaya, Nina Dobrev

I would like to think that having the same conclusion as Kanye West & Mayor John Tory is a good thing!!

For my business people out there, because of this viral spotlight on the dress fortune found out the following:

A Roman spokesperson said the company’s sales are up 347% Friday compared to expectations as people come to look at the dress and end up shopping for other items as well.

The dress in question sells for £50.00 ($77.13) and is available in three other color combinations, none of which are gold and white.

In your face – team gold and white.

– Pjay

Top 10 Canadian YouTube Channels?

You clicked this because the title interested you right?

So here’s what I did…

Using Social Blade, a website that ranks YouTube Channels, I wanted to find out who were the Top YouTube Canadians…

But how does Social Blade rank these Youtube Channels?

On Social Blade’s FAQ, it mentions their SB ranking:

“When Social Blade was created we first just listed rankings based on number of subscribers and number of views, but it quickly became evident that this was not an accurate indicator of how people were actually doing on YouTube. (Side Note: I feel they are talking about $$$ here)

Someone could have a bazillion subscribers that they cheated to get without having any actual views. The SB ranking system aims to measure a channel’s influence based on a variety of metrics including average view counts and amount of “other channel” widgets listed in.” (Side Note: no idea what “other channel” widget means…)

Top 10 Canadian YouTube Channels
Top 10 Canadian YouTube Channels
In terms of making money on YouTube, Social Blade explains their calculations:
Estimated earnings are just that, estimated. We take a low CPM value ($0.25 USD) and a high CPM value ($4.00 USD), numbers that we have found to be common from our partners, and multiply them by the number of views the channel gets per day. This assumes that every view on the partner’s channel is monetized, which is usually not the case.

Though I want to point out the earnings are those strictly coming from the YouTube Partner Program. Basically these monies come from advertisers who place ads on these channels pages. Depending on the specific audience they reach these advertisers may pay more or less to “bid” for ads on “monetized” videos.

To be clear this figure excludes additional monies that can be obtained by these channels who do in fact ask their audience to buy goods.

Below are the Rankings in descending order with their “about me” description last.

Subs: 612,575
Total Views: 727,612,719

$55.4K – $886.4K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$664.8K – $10.6M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Join BABY BIG MOUTH on an adventure of fun and discovery with surprise eggs, exciting new toys from around the world and more!

With BABY BIG MOUTH you learn, sing, dance and play with surprise sing-along songs, phonics fun, interactive games and the “Surprise Egg Learn-A-Word” spelling series!

Subs: 11,125,370
Total Views: 2,142,629,916

$48K – $768.3K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$576.2K – $9.2M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

My name is Vanoss and I make funny gaming videos. I have a ton fun gaming with my friends and I share the best moments with you :]

Subs: 6,850,842
Total Views: 2,562,440,485

$44.7K – $714.5K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$535.9K – $8.6M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

The 7th largest YouTube channel in the world throughout 2014, WatchMojo published Top 10 pop culture lists on infotainment topics. We cater to a broad audience but our core viewers are young male millennials. Each month, our subscribers watch 180 million videos and spend over 1 billion minutes watching our content.

Subs: 6,810
Total Views: 21,506,128

$26.4K – $422.6K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$317K – $5.1M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

I got kicked in the head. It was ok. Follow me on Twitter to hear more about my travelling fun 🙂 @JaredMichael43

 

Subs: 1,312,160
Total Views: 1,074,117,111

$18.6K – $297.2K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$222.9K – $3.6M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

“Busy Beavers” gets Kids Singing and Speaking in English!

Toddlers, Preshoolers, Kindergarten Kids and Elementary School ESL Students around the world are learning English with Busy Beavers Videos!

Subs: 948,084
Total Views: 164,337,656

$13.1K – $209.2K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$156.9K – $2.5M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Top 10s and Let’s Plays for Five Nights at Freddy’s, Skyrim and more!

 

Subs: 5,154,088
Total Views: 594,612,299

$10.2K – $162.7K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$122K – $2M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Spent thousands of dollars on tuition, graduated and got a degree. I make YouTube videos now. I am also a happy unicorn that believes in one love. Join me on my adventures!!

 

Subs: 676,124
Total Views: 514,890,848

$9.4K – $150.5K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$112.9K – $1.8M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Have fun and enjoy your time on the channel , thank you very much for coming.

*Make Suggestions for certain games you would like to see covered.

 

Subs: 3,571,692
Total Views: 325,073,531

$8.6K – $137.7K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$103.3K – $1.7M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

Edutainment videos with amazing facts that will blow your mind!

 

Subs: 2,810,713
Total Views: 495,990,947

$9K – $143.9K

ESTIMATED MONTHLY EARNINGS

$108K – $1.7M

ESTIMATED YEARLY EARNINGS

The newest Electro / House / DnB / Glitch Hop / 110 BPM / Drumstep / Dubstep / Trance / Trap / Nudisco / Future Bass

Monstercat is an electronic record label, which prides itself in supporting rising electronic artists from around the globe. With singles charting at #1 Worldwide on Beatport and albums hitting #1 on iTunes’ Dance charts in over 16 countries, we are proving that independent labels have the ability to reshape the music industry landscape.

 

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

 

Those are the Top 10 Canadian YouTube Channels according to Social Blade!

Honorable Mentions go to Epic Meal Time & AsapSCIENCE whom I stumbled upon because they had a LARGE AMOUNT of SUBSCRIBERS but didn’t seem to be high on the SB Rankings !
 
– Pjay

3 Things I’ve Learned From Doing My First Interview

 

 

As soon as I realized I’d be interviewing a Hollywood actor – I was thrilled!

But, I also was nervous. I’ve never had a formal interview sit-down…

So what did I do?

I researched: watched countless YouTube interviews, read articles, and I even talked to myself (It’s True!)

Fast-forward to after the interview, I was grateful. It was a great experience and immediately I wanted to watch my own performance…

And when I re-watched my interview, aside from the bad lighting, I picked up on things that I could’ve done better.

So I’m sharing with you what I noticed and what I’ll have to improve on if I get another chance to interview someone.

 

1) Go With The FLOWWW!

I noticed how the interview was a bit like a conversation between friends.

Yes, I had questions I wanted to ask but naturally as topics came up – we rode them like waves.

I came in with the mindset that I wouldn’t have notes and just talk. Just rely on my research that I did beforehand and “go with the flow”

And talking about flow, knowing the reason why the interview took place, I made sure that I could redirect the conversation to the movie that was being promoted.

 

2) Filler Phrases? YUCK!

There were many times I said “exactly”. For this I need to find another way to show agreement and receptivity.

One that comes to my head is just using gestures and facial reactions. The repeated “exactly” phrase did distract from the interview and made me annoyed at times.

I also had a lot of referencing phrases not sure if that’s good or bad. I would ask, “In an interview I watched…”

Well, I’m going to say now I shouldn’t do that, I should stick to the question/phrase and if they asked where I got that info – then tell them.

 

3) MORE PREPARATION!!

Preparation was key but I understand why you can never  be completely prepared.

During the interview there were times where I wrongly stated a fact or I skimmed over a topic I knew I saw.

It just makes me realize how preparation is dynamic, and the little facts may matter.

Being prepared somewhat made me calmer, but also anxious, I had so many questions/segments I wanted to ask but so little time. That definitely, is a better feeling then complete fear.

&& THAT’S ABOUT IT! I HOPE TO INTERVIEW ANOTHER PERSON SOON!

I’m no expert but the thought of me knowing what I have to do next time is satisfying enough!

P.S What have you looked back on and learned?

– Pjay

2015. Already?

New Years Eve Fireworks

With another year past us, we look forward to the experiences that this new year will bring. Personally, I’ve noticed that many people take “new year” as a starting point for committing to a new goal, resolution, or habit. It should be different; I believe that creation of goals, resolutions, and habits should be continuous throughout the year and not only at a point in time. With every new goal, I believe that the key to maintaining and achieving it is through of a support network. A support network could be friends, family, or even a routine that helps you stay on track. My goal this year is to keep consistent in practicing to write and speak.

On top of my personal goal, I want to to commit to being a supporter for another. The person that comes to my mind is my mom. For years and still to this day has trouble with keeping a healthy body. Doctors give her medicine for her diabetes, and she consumes pills for her high blood pressure. She is starting to feel the effects of aging and I want to be able to  help her take up exercising. The reason I think many people don’t exercise, and just speaking for my mom, is that they feel as it is a chore. I agree it takes discipline; however, it is way easier to exercise when you find an activity worth doing. For me it was basketball. I would spend hours playing basketball and was not even aware of the calories I burned. I was in it for enjoyment, and if it made me healthy as I participated, great for me!

What are your new year’s goals?

Who are you supporting?

P.S. I’m highly thinking of firing my own fireworks next year 😀
– Pjay

Oh Windsor!

August 30-31st, 2014

firework

Yes! It was that time again…..filipino basketball tournament time!

Though it was a 4 hour drive, I managed to get there fully awake and ready to see what our basketball team could do. We checked into our hotel and the greatest thing was right beside us. Yup…It was a McDONALDS! Late night munchies solved with a selection from the value pick menu and infinite refills that could satisfy hundreds of thirsty athletes.

Our team didn’t do too well… we actually lost all our games. However, it was a great to see how sport brings together many different cities and people. From little kids to the seniors of 30 years and above – playing basketball. Who says competitiveness decreases as you age? Those seniors and masters that played in that division were as competitive as the much younger athletes.

A great coincidence was that our hotel was near the shore of the windsor/detroit tunnel. It was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The last night of tournament we made our way over there and caught some fireworks that occupied the sky and reflected on the water.

Here’s to having a great time with great people! And here’s to sport being such an amazing life teacher !

– Pjay

Super Soaked

August 23, 2014

SUPER SOAKED!! Fun Times!

A Water battle. That’s what we ended up going to. Sounds exciting right?

It’s funny, I didn’t even know about the event until a friend randomly invited me to the page. I skimmed through the description and right away I knew I had to go. As soon as my eyes passed over the text “free” and “refill station” I committed to going on the spot.

Think about it, spend a day, specifically 3 hours shooting water at random people in a park – too good to be true!

My brother ended up tagging along and I also called up Mark (a friend of mine) to join in on the action.

Halfway through the trip to the park we realized we didn’t even have water guns. That was a big problem. We stopped by dollarama (THANK YOU!! FOR DOLLARAMA!!) and they had a huge selection of guns (water guns..) that were 3 dollars and under. It took us quite some time. We shuffled through the different appearances of the guns and discussed why we should choose one over the other. We made our choices and went to the cashier. A little girl with her mom saw us carrying all this heavy duty water weaponry and smiled.

“A Water Fight?”, she asked.

“YES! A Dangerous one little girl..”, we said

“We just had a water battle in our backyard yesterday with a bunch of kids, it’s messy but worth it”, the mom said.

That just solidified our expectations. We were going to go into that water arena and shoot everyone in our path.

As soon as we got there we noticed how many adults were participating. In our minds we thought we were going to be the only old ones but to our surprise mostly everyone was older and spotted quickly huge Super Soaker guns. The ones that cost a fortune to little kids at Walmart. So much for our ambitious Dollarama equipment.

We got owned. We got shot & sprayed in all of our faces in all directions. There was no way we would end up dry.

Somehow because of our gaming instincts and wit, we ended up forming alliances. There was one lone guy who had a huge gun. So I asked his name, said some jokes, and voila! He ended up liking us and began helping us out.

As we eased into the game we ended up subtlety taking control. We would say “DRY” every time a new person entered the field and everyone would follow our lead to spray them down. They were drenched in 3 seconds. It was a new form of bullying. WATER-Bullying I called it.

Somehow I ended up joking with a family of Water Balloon-ers (the only people who brought large quantities of water balloons to the battle) and they gave me the rest of their stash. The rest of the battle I ended up filling these water balloons just so I could whip it at someones back to see it explode.

It was a fun time! Though, there were couple of people who did like to pick on us, one specific kid who would always sneak and shoot us right in the face when we weren’t paying attention.

Did I mention the water was freezing cold?

It’s funny what a bunch of water guns and a water filling station can bring out in a bunch of adrenaline craving adults.

– Pjay