Periscope. 

So as many of you know, I’m pretty active on periscope. Basically periscope is an app where you can broadcast your places, connect with people, make friends from all over the world and so on just with your phone depending on how you use it. So far I really loved it.

The reason why I downloaded it is actually to watch broadcasts. I didn’t expect too much from it to be honest. I downloaded it just because, well I wanted to watch someone I follow’s broadcasts. That was it. At that time, I didn’t plan to be a scoper (which we call people broadcasting on periscope this way. ) either. I’m a such a shy girl who sweats easily or even starts to shake whenever I had to speak in front of people.

You might wonder how I could start to broadcast it. well I remember my first broadcast. it was really a crappy one. I just showed Japanese a tv program (I didn’t say anything lol). People were like, ‘what?’ Lol the weird part of me is when it comes to speaking English, I don’t mind talking much. I remember when I had to give a presentation in front of the class, I felt more comfortable talkin in English rather than in Japanese. (Don’t get me wrong. my English is super good, Lol) so it didn’t take so much for me to start to speak in front of camera. Of course I rambled or didn’t make any sense at times on my broadcasts but I kept doing it. gradually I got used to doing that. The great part of periscope community is that you can be friends with lots of lots of people from all over the world. Once you created a circle of friends, you’ll be able to make friends instantly. Honestly, I didn’t expect it. It became larger so fast! That was a happy surprise. 🙂 I’m honored to be friends with all of them. they all are great Scopers who have great contents or those who keep joining my scopes from the beginning.

Of course, there have been bad days too I admit. You know that the Internet allows you to be anonymous. You can’t expect it to be all good unfortunately. As the number of my followers got larger, I have gotten bad trollings which really bothered me at some point. I got so annoyed that I just felt quitting it. I got so self conscious about what I say or how I look. I wanted to please people who watch my scopes or entertain them, but I felt like what I was doing was worthless. I had the moments where I had self critics (I’m still working on that) when I don’t get many views.

But then I keep doing that because I have supportive people who like me for who I am always and enjoy watching me. I’m feeling grateful. I gain confidence too. I have enjoyed watching youtube too in fact but I prefer periscope that enable me to interact with people live which is the best part.

At this moment, I get too focused on pleasing everyone following me. I know it’s impossible. This applies to my real life too. I take this as a good lesson for my life. recently I talked to someone I really respect about it. She gave me a good advice. So let me share this with you. ; Often ask yourself ‘Does what I’m doing or saying make me happy?’ If it doesn’t, the rest doesn’t matter, so express it freely and be yourself.’

I wish I could list all of amazing people on periscope but ah there’s too many! I’m working on memorizing everyone’s names. I love you all. Thank you for your support. and by any chance if you haven’t been on periscope, I encourage you to join. You’re too late. Just kidding. (Trust me I don’t get paid by periscope.) my handle is Wonderland_248

I hope to see you there!

PS. The photo is screenshot by my amazing friend Jamie. Thank you!!

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17 thoughts on “Periscope. 

  1. Hi Saki,

    I just finished watching your Japanese earthquake tribute scope. It’s a very solemn day in Japan. It just seems like it happened a year ago to me. Japanese people have endured lots of tragedies. Bring Jewish I understand hardships too.

    I’m going to see if I can find that English version of the WW2 song you played on the scope and put it on my memory stick so I can listen to it along with my other favorite songs in my car. I always liked it as I could feel the emotion of the singer even though I didn’t know what he was saying.

    I recently found that I could add hearts to scope replays but sometimes it messes up the scope and I have to restart it so I don’t always add them.

    I too am shy about public speaking. I took speech class in summer school so there would be less people in the class. LOL.

    I just want to say that I support you in whatever makes you happy.

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  2. Saki,

    I found the song (we call it Sukiyaki over here) on Youtube with an English translation but I see it’s about being sad for being alone. I thought in the “Japanese Earthquake Tribute” scope you said it referred to WW2. Maybe I got it wrong? If it is referring to WW2, would you tell how? It would make that nice song even more meaningful

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    1. Hello Brian, thank you for the feedback as always! I really appreciate that.

      Well, yes I have to admit that it’s basically a sad song however, it’s not all about negatives for us. I guess we Japanese are good at finding positives in the things that usually seem negative. I definitely believe that this song is positive for some reason. This song had been always with us after world war 2, and Japanese people had to start over, till around the age where we developed so fast. Many many old memories and dramas on this song. For your information though, the singer passed away so young because of the airplane crush accident. – which also makes us feel sentimental probably.

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      1. Hi Saki, I didn’t know that you replied yesterday. I googled the meaning of the song tonight as it popped in my head again and found the following link. Surprisingly the next to the last person giving feedback explains how it is tied in with WW2. Now when I listen to it it will have more meaning. http://eurasian-sensation. blogspot.com/2010/10/complicated-history-of-song-sukiyaki.html?m=1

        BTW, I didn’t know what sukiyaki ment when I originally mentioned it to you ☺

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      2. Saki, also when I did my research on the song about a week ago,I did see that the singer who was young and good looking passed away in a plane crash, so yes it does make the song even more sentimental. He had a wonderful voice.

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  3. Hello Saki. I just watched your scope on Kimomos. It was really interesting. It was also the first scope of yours that I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for the experience. Also, I was learning Japanese but got a little too busy so I stopped. But now, because of you, I’m going to start learning again.

    You’re an inspiration! 🙂

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    1. Hi there Ikechi, good to see you here. I appreciate your comment.

      I’m glad you enjoyed my kimono scope, which I liked too. I’m planning to scope more about kimono so I hope I can see you there again! Nice to hear you have learned Japanese. You made me smile by letting me know that you want to learn it again because of me! yay. Good luck with that! Talk to you soon!! 🙂

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  4. Hi Saki, I am a new follower and wanted to tell you I enjoyed your scope and also read your blogs about life in Japan. I am very drawn to life in Jaoan and I enjoy reading your blogs very much. I live in Hawaii. In my younger days, after college, I wanted to move to Japan. But life happens and so I stayed here and raised a wonderful family. But Japan is still a very interesting place to me. Aloha!

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    1. Hello Jayne! Aloha!! 🙂 It is nice seeing you, thank you for following me. I am glad you enjoyed my scope. I have always wanted to visit Hawaii. – My grandparents have been there and they absolutely loved it! I hope to see you soon.

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  5. Saki, I enjoy you’re scopes! You always brighten my day. I have really enjoyed reading you’re blog. Thank you for sharing. You are a beautiful soul. It is a honor to call you my peri friend.

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  6. Hi Saki, I am moonballer on Periscope. My real name is Moon. I have enjoyed your scopes from the beginning. I can tell you are a kind and gentle soul trying to find your way in a sometimes cruel and cold world. Keep following your passions and believe in yourself. Love those who are important to you like family but above all love yourself. Allow yourself to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. Keep doing scopes because you have one loyal follower out there. Moon

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    1. Hello Moon! (I am always calling you moonballer because of your handle hehe.) I am SO happy to see you here! You know you are one of my oldest friends on periscope, who I miss from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new friends, but I also just love you guys. 🙂 Today I missed your comment on my scope and I am sorry about that! Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for all your love and warm support. Cant thank you enough for that! I love love you!! Your words you write on here are so amazing that I am going to keep them on my mind. Take good care. –

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