Omg so I saw this last night and I just couldn't hold my excitement about it and had to give myself time to cool and calm down before I can write a blog post about it on my blog.
But man I was beyond excited and happy when I saw this video pop up on my YouTube subscribe feed last night that I almost had a heart attack. Sharla in Japan, a popular YouTuber who I have subscribed to and been watching for a few years now. (I've mentioned her before in another blog post here) She lives in Japan and she often post and make videos on YouTube about her life in Japan and places she goes to and visit in Japan. I love watching her videos, they're always so fun and entertaining to watch and I learn so much about Japan and Japanese culture through watching her videos. She's also a super sweet, genuine, friendly and just an amazing person to watch that she's one of my top favourite YouTubers.
Anyway, a few weeks ago, I recall watching one of her vlog videos on her second channel (I believe it was there I saw it on, can't remember anymore lol) and she was shopping for a fancy formal outfit cuz she said she was going to a movie premier and at that time. I was already feeling suspicious that something was going on...cuz I was like, hmm...movie premier? What movie is she going to? Fastforward a week later, I was seeing tons and tons of tweets with videos and pictures of Yamapi along with other cast members attending the movie premier for his upcoming movie, Terraformars, which is set to release in Japan on April 29th. And guess who was also at the movie premier?! YES SHARLA WAS THERE! )"O"(
BUT! What's more of a complete shock and surprise to me was when she posted this video last night where she revealed about a new awesome job she got in Japan where she got to work with Yamapi! WHAT OMG! I couldn't believe it for myself and I was honestly so happy and excited when she said she met Yamapi in person and worked with him on a movie set. WHOA, is this not crazy or what? So apparently she found this job where she basically work with movie directors and producers in Japan where she help with translations for movie scripts and coaching actors/actresses on how to say and pronounce their English lines accurately so they sound as natural as possible. She was given the opportunity to coach Yamapi in his new movie Terraformars and worked with him on set filming the movie. I still can't digest all this information I'm hearing from her. It's too unbelievable and mind blowing to hear. I'm still shocked even as I am typing this post now. XD
She also mentioned she used to be a big Johnny's fan when she was in high school and she loved NEWS and it was just sooooo mind blowing for her to meet Yamapi in person and teach him English and have him call her sensei. Omg, she is living the dream job of every Yamapi fangirl I tell you. Can I sign up for such a job too?! LOL.
Anyway, what I liked hearing the most from her video and story was that she complimented and praised Yamapi for being the greatest person she has worked with in the world. He was so professional, sweet, kind and a really fun person to work with and he's really amazing at English. Omg, this so endearing to hear from a fan's point of view. To have someone like Sharla (who is merely just a normal person and non-Japanese as well) to speak so fondly and positive about Yamapi. It really goes to show that what all the people who have worked with or met Yamapi in real life have said that he's the most sweetest and kind person in the world to be true. Yamapi has always been known as the super polite and gentle man he is and I have never read or heard anyone speak negatively about him. I mean I hold no doubt of Yamapi being as amazing as people claim him to be. This is why I'm still a loyal hardcore fan of his even after 10 years and I can proudly say I'm grateful to be his fan and will continue to support him in any way. And I have to agree with Sharla that he is amazing at English for someone who isn't fluent in the language. His English has been improving a great deal over the years. His pronunciation, vocabulary and sentence structure has improved a lot! It's great to know a native speaker like Sharla also agrees on his skills and talent in that too. I'm pretty sure given proper training and learning, Yamapi can become very fluent in English and he may be able to make his dream come true one day to star in a Hollywood movie in the future. I have faith in him! Ganbatte Yamapi. You can do it! V(^___^)V
Watching this video was so so so surreal to me and it made me think that dreams and miracles do come true if you work hard for it. So never give up! It makes me feel I can accomplish something similar too if I continue to work hard towards my dreams and goals of traveling all over Japan one day and becoming a travel and tourism ambassador for Japan. Who knows. Anything can happen in this world and the number one big step is believing in yourself and having faith that it'll happen one day eventually if you continue to work hard and try. Yes, it may come a bit late and may take a bit of time to happen but time will pass anyway. When the time finally comes, I'll be glad I never gave up on it.
To be honest, I was actually feeling really jealous and envious of Sharla who got the opportunity to not only meet Yamapi but work with him too! I won't lie, the little fangirl inside me kind of wished for such dream and miracle to happen to me too. But soon enough my jealousy and envy turned into happiness and I'm truthfully happy it was Sharla who got to meet him and work with him because she is just as a sweet and kind person as he is. And there's no use in being jealous or envious of others. It all ties in to fate and coincidences. I don't make meeting or working with Yamapi as a life dream goal but if it happens by pure luck and chances, I wouldn't hesitate for such opportunity lol. A fangirl can dream, right? But all in all, I don't make it a must accomplish goal. I'm happy to stay as a loyal fan and continue to support him even if he doesn't know of my existence.
Anyway, what I really want to say in this post is it's important to stay true to yourself and be happy and do what makes you happy. Don't compare yourself to others and be jealous or envious of others for things you don't have for it only makes you feel less happy about yourself and more depressed with your own life. Focus on working on how to improve your life and continue working on doing the things you love. The sun will certainly shine in your way one day. It's all about believing and having faith in yourself.
If you have time, please watch her video on youtube. It's quite an interesting and amazing experience to see and hear about even if you're not a fan of Yamapi.
YOSH! I will work hard and stay motivated and positive to make my dreams come true as well. NEVER GIVE UP. Be patient. Good things take time to happen. =)