Marty Friedman's Winning Pick & The Big Four

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In this mobile video, I talk about which guitar pick I bought from Marty Friedman, going to the Big Four concert, and my recent guitar review videos that I put out over the weekend.

 

TheAndySan

J-Vid 12 – My Watch

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In this J-Vid, I talk about my watch. Here’s the dialog:

Good evening, this is Andy!

こんばんは、アンディです!

Konbanwa, andi desu!

I have an interesting watch!

私は面白い時計を持って!

Watashi wa omoshiroi tokei o motte!

This watch is orange!

この時計はオレンジ色です!

Kono tokei wa orenji-shoku desu!

I’ve had this watch for about 4 years!

私は約4年間、この時計があった!

Watashi wa yaku yon-nenkan, kono tokei ga a~tsu ta!

I bought this watch at Wal-Mart for about $10!

私はWal – Martで約$ 10この時計を買った!

Watashi wa Wal – Mart de yaku juu dorra kono tokei o ka~tsu ta!

So what kind of watches do you have?

それでは、時計の種類がありますか?

Soredewa, tokei no shurui ga ari masu ka?

TheAndySan

BGM Title: Minxy Techno Fun Time

BGM Artist: Lensei & MissHannahMinx

J-Vid 11 – My Two Dogs 2 [Electric Boogaloo]

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In this J-Vid, I talk about my lovely dogs. Here’s the dialog:

Good afternoon, this is Andy!

こんにちは、アンディです

konnichiha, andi desu

I have two dogs.

私は2匹の犬があります。

inu fubiki ga arimasu.

Their names are Zeus and Leto.

自分の名前ゼウスとレトされます。

jibun no namae zeusu to reto sa re masu.

Zeus is eight years old and Leto is five years old, but Leto’s sixth birthday is tomorrow

ゼウスは8歳とレトは5歳ですが、レトの6番目の誕生日は明日です!

Zeusu wa hachi-sai to reto wa go-sai desuga, reto no roku-banme no tanjō-bi wa ashita desu!

Zeus is a male and Leto is a female.

ゼウスは、男性とレトの女性です。

zeusu ha, dansei to reto no josei desu.

They are both Golden Retrievers.

彼らは両方のゴールデンレトリバーです。

futari no goorudenretoribaa desu.

TheAndySan

BGM Title: Minxy Techno Fun Time

BGM Artist: Lensei & MissHannahMinx

Lost Vlog 08 – Happy Belated 4-Year YouTube Anniversary (Alternate Take)

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This vlog was originally suppose to be Vlog 33, but I decided to rerecord it because I wanted to do a shorter take. However, I was able to par down the dialog and thankfully I did because I talk about some stuff here that I forgot to say in Vlog 33.

One of the things I forgot to mention was that Chrome Sparks has its own Soundclick account! It just has the 5 Riff Ideas for now (I haven’t officially recorded Riff Ideas #6 or #7 yet, aside from Lost Vlog 07), but I’ll be recording some new material when I get new equipment in San Diego.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, Vlog 32 was actually released on my 4-year YouTube Anniversary and I forgot to talk about it!

I still can’t believe that it’s been four years since I signed up for YouTube! A lot has changed in that time, and I hope that the quality of my videos has gone up along with the times.

When I go to A-school in San Diego, I plan on getting an HD camcorder so that you guys can see me in HD as well as the surrounding areas. As I’ve said before, I’m also planning on continuing to vlog while I’m in the Navy as much as I can and hopefully let you guys in on the scenery.

Well, it’s been fun looking back on these past four years. Here’s to many more!

TheAndySan

Vlog 36 – MEPS Job Results

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So after waiting at MEPS for hours on end, I ended up not getting a rating so I don’t know what to do now…

April Fools!!

Actually, I did get my rating, although it’s different than the one I wanted originally. Instead of the IT rating, I got the STG rating, where I deal with sonar equipment aboard ships and on shore. It’s an advanced rating, which means that instead of going active for 4 years and then inactive for 4 years, I’m active for 6 years and inactive for 2 years after that. However, I’m going to be in A school & C school for the first 2 years so it all evens out.

I also roomed with Tylor, one of my best friends, because he was going to MEPS to get shipped out to boot camp. I thought I wouldn’t have a chance to say goodbye to him, but I’m glad that I got to hang out with him right before he left. Good luck man!

Although I think that the Navy can be an excellent career, right now I’m not sure if I want to go that route. I think that after I’m done with my 6 years of active, I’m gonna do a study abroad program so I can finally go to Japan & do my thing there. This is similar to what the late great Rodger Swan did when he went to Keio University via Western Michigan University.

So my schedule for the next 2 years looks something like this: go to boot camp on June 23rd, complete 6 weeks of introductory classes at Great Lakes IL after boot camp, and then complete both A & C school in lovely San Diego!!

You guys can definitely count on me to record stuff in San Diego, and I also hope to do some collab videos with some of the locals there as well (most notably Jason of the MyArgonauts channel, if he’s still in the area when I get up there & I’m able to leave base).

Well kiddos, my nose is running big time from all the fresh pollen in the air (or maybe the dogs are shedding?) so I’m gonna go and find some meds. See ya later!

TheAndySan

Vlog 33 – Happy Belated 4-Year YouTube Anniversary

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Unbeknownst to me, Vlog 32 was released on my 4-year YouTube Anniversary and I forgot to talk about it! Whoops!

I can’t believe that it’s been four years since I signed up for YouTube! A lot has changed in that time, and I hope that the quality of my videos has gone up with the times.

In the near future, I plan on getting an HD camcorder so that you guys can see me in HD as well as the surrounding areas. I’m also planning on continuing to vlog while I’m in the Navy and in Japan as much as I can and hopefully let you guys in on the scenery.

Well, it’s been fun looking back on these past four years. Here’s to many more!

TheAndySan

Vlog 30 – Navy Weight Loss Update

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Hey gang, it be TheAndySan here with a brand spanking new vlog!

I wanted to give you guys an update on how I’m progressing as far as my weight loss goes. It’s been 23 days since I started seriously working out and dieting, and I’ve lost a total of 12.4 lbs (that’s about 5.6 kg for my international audience) and I have a 36 in waist (that’s about 91 cm)!! My overall goal is to lose at least 15 lbs overall in the next 10 days. I can now fit into my old size 34 jeans from high school!! At this rate, I should be definitely qualified for the Navy when I go to MEPS next Thursday!

I wanna apologize for not blogging/vlogging for awhile, but I’ve been pretty busy working out and shoveling all this snow that’s hit the region and everything.

As I had said in my previous video, I hope to get stationed in Japan for my first overseas assignment. I’m also considering South Korea as an alternative if for some reason I can’t get on any base in Japan. If I do get stationed in Japan, I’d really like to be at the Yokosuka base. The late great J-vlogger Rodger Swan made an excellent video of his visit to Yokosuka back in 2008 when he was still Tokyo Swan. Check it out:

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The really cool thing about my time in Japan is that I’ll be one of the few J-vloggers that live in Japan that isn’t in college, teaching English, has a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or married to a Japanese citizen! I can’t wait to be able to give you guys my rather unique view of Japan!!

So here’s the basic rundown of my life plans so far:

1. Continue to work out and lose weight.

2. Get qualified for the Navy.

3. Once I’m qualified, find out when I go to basic training aka boot camp.

4. Work out to get my body in shape for the rigors of basic training, and possibly get a job during this time if I can.

5. Go through basic training for 8 weeks (9 if you count the processing week).

6. Go through A-school, which takes between 3-4 months.

7. Hopefully get shipped out to Japan, preferably on the Yokosuka base,  and try to serve as much of my 4 years of active duty there.

8. Go back to college after my 4 years of active duty are over and get my 4-year bachelor’s degree.

9. Go back to Japan as either a exchange student while I’m in college or get a job when I finish college (ideally, I wanna work for Danny Choo aka Tokyo Stormtrooper).

Well, it’s been fun, but I gotta go and work out since I missed my regular time because I was putting this vlog together. See ya next time!

TheAndySan

2/17/2010 – 207.6 lbs (-12.4 lbs Overall)

J-Vid 09 – New Year's Resolutions For 2010

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In this video, I talk about what I got for Christmas and my New Year’s Resolutions. Here is the dialog:

Hello everyone, this is Andy!

みなさん、こんにちは、このアンディです!

minasan , kon’nichiwa , kono andi desu !

I got clothes and a GPS for Christmas.

私は、クリスマス用のGPS服を得た。

watashi wa , kurisumasu yō no GPSfuku wo e ta .

Now, it’s snowing!

今は、雪の日!

ima wa , yuki no hi !

My 1st New Year’s Resolution is to move out!

私の第一の新年の決意を移動することです!

watashi no dai ichi no shin’nen no ketsui wo idō suru koto desu !

My 2nd New Year’s Resolution is to make more money online!

私の第二新年の解像度より多くのお金をオンラインにすることです!

watashi no dai ni shin’nen no kaizōdo yori ōku no okane wo onrain ni suru koto desu !

Tell me in the comments your New Year’s Resolutions!

コメントをあなたの新年の抱負を教えてください!

komento wo anata no shin’nen no hōfu wo oshie te kudasai !

TheAndySan