I wanted to throw this up because I had to cut the first video and I wasn’t very happy about that. I’ve since solved the issue of posting my videos as complete bodies of work and so now we can get rolling again. See you soon.
I’ve been having some issues with WordPress’ video uploader so I had to split the video into two parts. I hope that it doesn’t really affect it too much. This is the first overseas trip that I’ve filmed and I had a blast, man. The landscapes, the authenticity of the life, the people in general…it was so great. Make no mistakes, I have lots of love for Montreal, but I would love to be able to live in this area of the world, at least for a little bit.
For now, watch the 0.5 for Episode 3 and you can expect the next piece on Sunday.
This took a while for me to put out because I had plans on how to end it that I just couldn’t manifest. I hope that it’s good enough for anyone that decides to watch it. I have a special place in my being for this jacket because everything on there signifies a turning point in my consciousness.
Someone asked me why I do these videos. Why I film the trips I take. I do it because I want to pass something on the others. Something positive. There are different worlds on this Earth, in my opinion. We live in only one of them but there are so many realities that I feel we aren’t exposed to so I always want to share some of that stuff. These are our trips abroad. Yea, I know, you weren’t ACTUALLY there but I go on these trips with all of you in mind. Because I want to make you smile when you see what I’m seeing. Or think when you hear what I’m hearing. You don’t have to physically leave your home to change your way of thinking. Not when you’re watching my vlogs. And if only one person gets that light bulb effect in their minds by tuning into my episodes, then I’ll have done what I set out to do. And who knows, maybe you’ll want to do vlogs or go a little deeper on your trips abroad and connect with the people you meet a little more. Whatever you wanna do, just go ahead and do it. Live on your terms. I guarantee that once you do, the smile you’ll have on the inside will make way for the smile on the outside. And it’ll never go away. Shout out to Stainless Photography!!
Episode 2. It’s late as hell but I think that you all have come to expect the fact that it happens when the videos are concerned. I like how this came out and since there are only two more videos left before I stop for a little while, I figured I would take some time to do these properly. Shout out to the “Centre du commerce” in downtown Montreal for being a really cool place. The way that they designed that place is awesome. I feel like I’m in Europe whenever I walk through there. Coolest of all, it’s an inside place that looks like you’re outside, street lamps included. Special thanks goes to Wesly for coming to help me with this. Watch and enjoy.
– Le Ch1ffre
So I’m a bit late with the release of this episode. I apologize for that. Milton and I had a few more things to get done before I could feel 100% comfortable about releasing this first part to the public. This is a very personal episode for me and there are a lot of reasons for that.
A few words on the heart: That bandaged heart has defined me for a long time. It means so much to me because it shows me every day that although I am destructible, I am resilient and I will fight. It also helped me a lot to read the older posts that I wrote, in an attempt to cleanse myself of the anguish I felt. Seeing who I have become in that short span of time makes me really proud of who I am and eager to see who I will be.
Le Chiffre:That is a side to me that seldom gets seen. Methodical, quiet, calm, cerebral, I really enjoyed the character in the Bond movie and I saw a lot of myself in him. I plan to use the name in a good light though, no ill-intent. Hopefully, with time, my wardrobe will mirror his. That would be awesome.
I think I can easily say that this will probably be the most personal I will ever get for this blog, but I feel really good about being able to share this stuff. And the jacket…haha, that jacket is incredible. I have to thank Mike Sherman and Jack Greer at the Nike Bowery studio for doing an amazing job at bringing my ideas to life on a beautiful canvas.
Some folks have been telling me that I am so lucky to be doing what I have been doing in 2012 but to be honest, I am just doing what I want to do, there is no luck involved. Life doesn’t have to be a predetermined affair, the journey is everything to me and I am enjoying all of it. Like I mentioned earlier, this will be the last episode for a little while but there is still so much to come. I really hope that you like it. Power up 🙂