Who am I? MIA introduction.

Who am I? MIA introduction.


hi guys um yoga pants is here my name is actually Lucas and yeah so the moniker of yoga pants can stick kind of since you know most of you guys know me from that server and we’ll leave it there but my name is Lucas and Matt’s been telling me get your video up mame get your youtube channel going you know because he wants to we’re gonna do an interview and he wants to you know include me include my a link to my youtube channel in that video so I’m actually going to you know after him hassling me to get this going and me telling him I’m gonna do this you know countless times in the past you know a month or so I’m actually gonna go ahead and do my first video so guys I’m gonna read off a script now this is something I wrote probably four more weeks ago the right one we quit Anke this was when I you know I was really hyped I was gonna get on the YouTube train got a little got a few technical dish for the difficulties going at that time so I decided you know I didn’t decided I just didn’t end up not doing so I’m gonna just read off the script for this video guys this is a little short self introduction I haven’t even cracked AddThis so we’ll see we’ll see what it is we’ll see what it is with with this particular script after that I’m not gonna do any scripts man I’m just gonna I’m just gonna get on the camera and talk because you know have some bullet points things I want to talk about but it’s you know I’m I’m quite busy you know I’m you know I’m studying code myself I’m at some point going to be trying to get Japanese going again you know well and and between all that it’s a it’s a little difficult to record with high quality and do editing there’s it’s just it’s just not it’s not tenable so what all right so that’s that’s way too much talking so here we go right into it so again hi guys my name is Lucas and I’m just a guy who used to be quite the language Bontecou for six or seven years of my life I told to say that this is that this is going to be a pretty informal introduction on I’m only going to touch on most topics very lightly in this video I’m not going to go in depth about my studies into any language or into code for that matter but rather just have a chat with you guys so that you guys can get to know me a bit more and also get an idea of what sort of videos up I’ll be coming out with in the future so with that here so you guys can get a better idea me crack open a little beer and let’s just have a chat guys Cheers all right so let’s get into it I’m originally from Brazil and I moved at close to nine years old to the United States it’s a long story which I won’t go into now but I was adopted and my parents only spoke English so now I’m sure that everyone will start hearing Imagineering accent in my English or claim somehow that I don’t sound native but yeah since I live in America and no one ever suspects that I wasn’t born here when I meet them in real life I’m going to have to politely disagree with any and all who claim to my English is anything but native well if anything it’s above average which is more about the state of our proud nation than how sweet my English is so anyways so I went mi a in America at nine years old and learned English to a completely native level which while at the same time puns and Nicky day me forgetting poor to youth completely this was really a double-edged sword because it gave me great confidence that learning a language to a native level as possible which can be a great motivator one one studying a language that sense of Destiny is really important I think however I can also say that this experience in learning English to a native level at the same time made me a slave to the desire to get super good I slowly did overcome parts of that but only recently was able to see she through talking with my now I considered a good friend Matt versus Japan that are Anki well at that time still good friend yeah for sure that our Anki users had become unhealthy and obsessive over the years and we were finally able to realize that it wasn’t really a mess Cerie at all at the levels we had already achieved anyways let’s get into you know my little my history of Japanese and you know I did other languages as well so let’s just get into the basics anyways I started with Japanese back in 2009 and studied it until about 2012 I was in China for the first year of that America for the second and finally in Japan for the last it was at that time in Japan that like um life took me in a different direction and I decided to head back to China for another two and a half years so I abandoned Japanese at that point so I did Japanese for about three years this is off script and then I went to China again and then at that you know I was already native or not natively I wish no I was already fluent at that point so I kind of just you know decided to go all in on Chinese so um so I headed back to China for another two and a half years so I been to Japanese and even stopped reviewing Japanese completely and Anki although I had convinced myself I’ve convinced myself before going to China and I would continue inking Japanese and reading je books life in China really incentivize me into going all-in on Chinese so I bid I ended up doing Chinese for around three years but not always full-on from 2012 to around 2015 two and a half of those years being in China and then the last year I continued studying it in Brazil Portuguese came back into the picture when it was decided I’d finally be going back to Brazil to spend some time with my relatives and get to know the country a bit too so before I left China if I remember correctly I did about one month or so where I went full emia into Portuguese after having after and then after arriving in Brazil I did another two months or so this was in 2014 so after about three months of going fully and my in Portuguese in Portuguese land I realized on one side that although I had originally planned I’m staying longer Brazil is not really for me and I didn’t want to continue any new Portuguese and on on the other side I was already pretty much fluent at that point and could three immersion alone continue to improve I’m gonna go off script here and just say one thing – although I’m gonna go much more into detail when I do a video series about learning each language in my in my process but I just want to go off script and say that a lot of people are gonna think oh that’s because you knew Portuguese before but I’m telling you like I had attempted to speak with my relatives and I couldn’t understand this like I see more may be hello that was it like I I knew nothing it was the equivalent of me being a native English speaker I’m telling when I started learning Portuguese so I have a lot of you know a lot to say on the topic of learning European languages particularly through emerging because man I found it to be such a pleasant and easy experience it was just cool compared to learning you know Asian languages or for that matter any language that is not you know fully or not fully but it’s not closely related to our native language it’s it’s really a much more difficult task I mean everyone knows that but I’ve actually seen that and I did a little Arabic before as well and it’s just although Arabic because it’s like a cakewalk like you know a lot of ways compared to something like Chinese and Japanese but yeah it’s it’s it’s definitely something that I felt through my own experiences I don’t point that out really quick all right so yeah so anyways Brazil was not really for me and I realized that I was pretty much fluent at that point could three merci long continue to improve so I just reviewed nenki a few months long or while immersing quite often but not too much then eventually I fully stopped reviewing Anki – which is actually a funny realization to admit having had since I was dumb to have these realizations about Japanese or Chinese although the same holds true and actually I did actually when I went to China I ended up not you know reviewing Japanese as well and I still have quite a bit of ability I’ll talk about that in my Japanese series as well so this takes us to August 2015 when I returned to the States which is where I currently live and pretty much abandoned language-learning at that point in favor of going full album code I would say that in August 2015 I definitely consider myself fluent all three of those languages but now it’s been quite some time and some of us understand language attrition can be quite a brutal bitch and since I really haven’t made great strides in maintaining those languages I can’t really say that I’m super full on all of them at the moment I’ll let everyone be the judge later I plan on releasing videos in each of those languages from time to time with the disclaimer that I’m not an infinite being with infinite time to spend on language maintenance though though through all those six years I also touched about seven or eight languages some more than some more than others because I became deeply interested in how different languages were structured yeah and I was trying to you know see the different structures my languages had and I mean I became pretty interested in doing that and how those yeah how those structures were similar or different some of those languages include Arabic German Korean Latvian and ik among others usually the reason I picked those languages were because I had friends you know and I was interested in seeing their language I would hear them speaking it and it was just the the language otaku took over at that point pretty much so I never studied those with the intent of becoming fluent though except with maybe the exception of German at one point I was I was very interested in going to live in Germany and I’m actually still interested in learning German and maybe if we can get m.i.a down to a process that’s really painless I might do that at a later point in my life that would actually be pretty cool if we can get a my completely streamlined all the software everything just in place then that’s something I’d be interested in doing in the future too but I will go in depth about each of yeah each of the languages I studied intensively in the future I’d probably make a separate video about those pre Belize we mentioned miscellaneous languages I also plan on using this channel to post videos about other aspects of my life yeah this this channel is going to be mostly a my a focus actually might change that sheiva example with there’s four weeks ago and I’m feeling I’ll probably just keep the yoga pants channel fully maa focused and then I’m gonna go off in I’ll make another channel about you know I have lots of videos of me living abroad because I record I always have the intention of making YouTube channel throughout like how everybody has been like seven years I have videos from all the way back then that I made with the intention you know the intention originally to upload to YouTube but I just didn’t so I have videos from way back you know and I oh it depends like how the audience receives it maybe I’ll upload some of them here as well we’re well that’s that’s all you know that all remains to be seen on exactly what I’ll do but just so you guys know though I want to just be very open and just have you know I kind of want to do the original idea that I had before which is to include you know some videos about different countries you know travel and not just not just am ia but probably will keep in my on this channel and then we’ll place that on an old place those other videos on another channel I think that’ll probably be yeah be the best thing and probably what you guys are interested in having done so alright so what else so for example talking about experience abroad my thoughts on certain subjects I mean interest in my life thus far has been language learning though and I feel I have quite a bit to say on the subject I know that a lot of you guys are currently doing RT k so I think the first video I’m going to release I don’t know now because Matt’s video just came out you know and talking about how RT k might not be the the you know an RT k not the lazy kanji route might not be the best thing to do and Matt and I have been talking about that like ideally now if I if I started Japanese now I don’t even know if I would do our DK at all for maybe even the first year I wouldn’t even touch kanji maybe but we’ll get into that in other videos but there’s a there’s I don’t have a lot of thoughts on the subject as well and we’ll discuss it all right so um yeah I’m doing RT k the first video I’m going to talk about this though I’m definitely gonna make a video behind it RTK and I didn’t I did our tk1 in just 20 days and I didn’t you know I had about the grueling pace of a hundred of kanji a day actually turned out to be twenty-two days I’ll be honest so there’s a little bit over but and why no one ever should do that no one should no one should do that it was it wasn’t worth it although it worked out it worked out anyways guys you’re just wanting ice mass talk to you guys again soon and hopefully at least on a weekly basis but I’m also gonna make another video right now because Matt just recently uploaded that video bothy um I figured he titled it but it’s the MIAA introduction where he’s talking about his ideas on kinds you know a lot of those things are things we’ve been discussing in the past so I wanna just put my thoughts out on those and most importantly actually the video that I’m gonna record right after this it’s going to be about the yoga player that I’m developing which I’ll just introduce it in that video and also about the Anki red pill add on just or we’re at with all of those things