How to find your ideal partner, start your own biz, and more! Meet Angie <3

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https://youtu.be/xjfSd7FTSRI I had a BLAST hanging out with Angie. As you'll see in the video, she is one of the most fun, down-to-earth people you could imagine.  When we finally sat down to catch up, I didn't have a list of questions prepared. I thought maybe we'd talk about the real estate market, or the the insurance biz in LA...or things related to quarantine life. But then the camera started rolling and things just kind…

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LA to Houston: My Experience Traveling During the Pandemic

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https://youtu.be/gSiFpGF4k7E Hey everyone! Today's vid comes a day earlier than usual...but this week is special because it's the week before my birthday...so I wanted to give you two videos. One today, one tomorrow. Enjoy!   I just got back from my first trip to Houston! I was there for Memorial Day weekend. As many of you know, LA is currently under a "safer at home" order. Texas is not.  As one can imagine, I was…

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It’s Not About The SIZE, It’s How You Use It: GoPro Hero 7 for newbies

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https://youtu.be/5AOgK3q9R2s  In February I got my first GoPro. It's a Hero 7.  I filmed the unboxing before my trip to Cuba. As you can see in the video, I was surprised by how small it really is. The videos I'd seen of it always seemed to make it look bigger(!) The size was a bit of a surprise, but once I got over that I started watching a ton of Youtube video tutorials on how to use…

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Doing good vs. doing well, Moot vs. Mute, and another EMBARRASSING Story

https://youtu.be/25wzApSHZYYHey everybody!  A few videos ago I talked about common mistakes I see in English writing.Here is one of them:https://youtu.be/AP2gUskPwEoHere is a second one: https://youtu.be/tsPnjbn3KFA The thing is, some people see these videos and say "I could care less about my writing, as long as people get what I mean."Let's stop right there.You could care less? Don't you mean "I couldn't care less?"Because if you could care less, it means that you do care...at least a little bit. Because…

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Can You PRONOUNCE Qatar, Bahrain, and other Arabic Names? Let’s Review.

https://youtu.be/sMdbWlAQgSUI was recently talking with a friend about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022 which will take place in Doha, Qatar. My friend expressed a sense of awe at my pronunciation of Qatar ("ooh that sounds so fancy!") -- well, the Arabic name does sound a bit..authentic...but that's because it's an Arabic word to begin with.  After that conversation, I thought it would be a great topic to delve into for this week's video.  I think…

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Ramadan in DUBAI: things to KNOW before you GO!

https://youtu.be/J7HRDh-Fsj4 Hey everybody!    A few weeks ago I talked about my life in Dubai, and common misconceptions about what life is really like there (here is the link: https://youtu.be/clSZi_43JEM) That video is really the tip of the iceberg, because there's SO much more to talk about when it comes to living abroad in Dubai. Case in point: Ramadan! As some of you may know, the holy month of Ramadan started last Thursday evening, April 23rd. Life in Dubai…

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Arabic Tattoos: Advice and MY Tattoo Story (from your fave translator)

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https://youtu.be/dVMz1fxP4A8 Hey everybody!  I recently re-watched the Arabic tattoo video I did about 3 years ago (if you haven't seen it, here it is: https://youtu.be/6sTZB4oaIYs One of the first things I noticed is how much quieter my voice is compared to the videos I do now. Sorry about that-- had a very sensitive neighbor who would bang on the shared wall if I was being too loud, so had to muffle things a bit.  Anyway, I re-watched the video and…

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Affect vs. Effect, Who vs. Whom, and One EMBARRASSING Mistake

https://youtu.be/tsPnjbn3KFA Hey everybody! In my last video I talked about 10 words and phrases that even native English speakers get mixed up.  If you haven't seen it, check it out here: https://youtu.be/AP2gUskPwEo Before we continue... I want to remind you that I'm definitely not one of those annoying people who points out everyone's spelling and grammar mistakes...er, at least not anymore. It's true that in 2013 I did point out a misspelling in one of…

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Writing: 10 Words That Even Native English Speakers Get WRONG

https://youtu.be/AP2gUskPwEo Hey everybody!  I decided to begin this week's video with a story to help you get to know me a little better before we all get super intimate. You, me, and your English writing, that is.When I was in fourth grade, I won the school spelling bee. For the WHOLE SCHOOL. Yes, that means I beat out the 5th and 6th graders to represent Waynewood Elementary at the preliminary regionals. Mind you, I was…

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Make Love in Arabic: habibi, hayati, and 15 other ways to address your lover

https://youtu.be/_N-ww5ovWkg Hi everyone!  After my last video, a friend mentioned that the only word he had known in Arabic was "habibi." We talked about uses of the word--how we say "habibi" to a guy, and "habibti" to a girl.  We also use "habibi" when we are frustrated and trying to soften a statement that may seem a little harsh.   After that conversation I thought about other names we call a sweetheart or lover in…

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