What You Don't Know About Me

What You Don't Know About Me

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So this video is gonna be a lot different than most of my video this channel has grown so, fast so quickly in the last year I just wanted to kind of stop and say thank, you so in this video I'm gonna share a little bit more about myself answer, some of the questions that, you use the ass in the comments section just kind of like share my life how I got to Japan how, the YouTube channel started all the questions that you guys wanted, to know that I never really answered, in my previous videos this video may be a little bit boring because it's all about me I generally, focus on topics about Japan, but I guess this is for the people that are like generally, interested, in and want to know more about me so I'm making it for you guys this is kind of my way of saying thank you so much for being a part of this channel I kind of wanted to do this video outside I. Don't really like doing videos inside, plus I feel like it's a it's a better way to show you Tokyo. And show you Japan, when I'm outside as opposed to be inside yeah so this video is gonna be done all outside, but I do apologize, for the sound if it's just terrible and I apologize and I'm sweating because it still is really really hot in Tokyo, I'm actually in the yoga park it's actually one of my favorite parts in Tokyo, some of you might already know I live in Shibuya so it's just right, next door so why not do the video here. So. Let's start with this, so as of earlier this year I'm completely, full-time. On YouTube, meaning, that I quit my consulting, job I also closed down my other, company, which was kind of like an app business so, basically I'm, full-time creating, content on YouTube now it's been quite, the transition. But, I don't regret any of it at all in fact I don't do this channel all by myself some of you already know that my Co my wife almost, who does this channel with me most of the times you don't see here because she's behind the camera but she's very much part of this channel but it is a bit kind of scary that now this, channel is, our how, to say our main source. Of revenue our, main source of income and we kinda just need to figure out how we can produce content, for you guys as, well. As kind of like earn a living, and the thing is that Michael and I really. Love, making, videos we, love going to different places trying, out new food, and it's just kind of one of the passions that we've kind. Of grown into over the last few years basically, we just need to find a way to make, it so that we can continue doing, what we love and who knows you might be starting a family down, the road so it's, kind of a bit overwhelming, but also exciting, at the same time so one of the things we're thinking was, to introduce memberships. If you guys aren't familiar with, memberships it's kind of something new on YouTube, the reason this idea came about is, actually, from you guys a lot of you just want more access so one, of the things that we were thinking of doing is providing, those, people who sign up and support the channel with memberships, access, to behind-the-scenes footage, additional.

Information, On some of my secret spots and Tokyo live chats and just in general more access, that you wouldn't get normally, in my videos probably before this video releases or shortly after this video releases we'll have memberships, set up so for those of you who want to help support the channel then those are kind of the ways to do it but I should also say for those of you oh gosh, anyway. It's getting a little bit too windy here let's try to find a place that's less, windy and for those of you who aren't able to support the channel no, worries the channel still stay the same I released the same content, every, week it's just with those of you who want to help support the channel now, the option is available and. Look. There's a festival going on at the park today. So. This is a little bit better than, the park there's less, wind less, birds of squawking, and yeah feel a little bit more comfortable for some reason oh. There's. The wind I guess. We couldn't get rid of the wind and another thing I wanted to talk about the, channel of direction, since the channel is getting larger there's, more of you guys watching, these videos I kind of wanted to stay. A little bit more focused so probably moving forward you'll see a lot more Japan. Focused. Videos, for, you used to see techies. To see let's, go into Vietnam, the Philippines Thailand. I know this channel started off as, a Japan, vlog but it wasn't that popular. Unfortunately. And the. Construction, started to shoot I guess. We got to move on to the next spot I really. Like I really like this spot too. Anyways. So I've, actually sat, at this spot before does anyone know which video I was sitting in this exact spot so just continue where we left off, one of the ideas I've. Had is, I, kind, of want to start a second, channel, to be able to share with you guys kind, of the stuff that Michael, and I are doing, on a regular basis, maybe some of the trips we go on kind of outside, of Japan less, edited, less, curated, more, real more raw, just, kind of like us living, our daily lives and having kind of our regular. Adventures as opposed to kind of a curated. Very focused, topics, on this channel I think we're gonna kind of share, them over our lives and kind of like what we're doing and who knows maybe in the future when you have a little run around they'll, also be on the channel I don't really know the name of it it could be something like Tokyo, zebra or D, Guzman's from Tokyo. I don't. Really know maybe you guys can let me know what you guys think also I don't even know if there's actually. A real, interest, in people, wanting, to see that, channel so what I'll do is I'll leave a link in the description as well as the link to that channel in a pin comment so you guys can see it and if you do get enough subscribers then. We'll start another channel if not then maybe we won't create the channel it's just a really up to you guys if you want to see it let me know so one of the questions that, I often, get.

Is How. Did you get to Japan I actually came here as, an, exchange student I was going to school in LA, at. A school, called Pepperdine, University, and my, third year of university. I decided, to apply for the Japan, exchange, program, I just kind of had a fascination. Of, Japan, the culture and especially the technology, before coming to Japan I did a semester in Florence, and I kind of got this travel, bug and I decided that it was kind of a little bit too late because usually go overseas, your. Sophomore. Year or, your junior, year you can spend your senior year and graduate in the class I didn't actually do that I was kind of late decided to go and it was already my senior year so, I ended up not being able to walk with my class but, I did decide to apply for the exchange program and I was expected, expected, I was accepted. One thing that I remember though is right, before maybe, a couple months before I was supposed. To fly to Japan I was offered an internship for a, software. Company in, Santa. Monica which is which is in LA and at, that point I was kind of torn whether or not hey I should take this job and perhaps. Kind of develop, a career out of it or should kind of I risk it and go to Japan but I thought about it for some time and I just realized that I may never get a chance to seize Japan and if I did get to see Japan maybe later on in my career after. Maybe having a house a family and all of that it, just wouldn't be the same I wanted to experience a pan when I was young kind of have that full, experience. Of Japan, so I packed my bags and I headed to Japan man when I first arrived. In Japan I was, so, excited. Everything was so interesting, everything, was so new my whole world was kind of blown, away and I just fell in love with this place but at the same time I was pretty lost but that's kind of like the magic of everything is discovering, a whole new world here and when I make my videos today I try to remember me, back in that time how, confused, I was all the things that I wanted, to know all the things that I had questions about and so when I make those videos I'm kind of talking to myself, back, in the day hopefully I can help that guy out because he wasn't so so lost so luckily my university had, change program and their sister school was actually Sofia, University but. Just here in Tokyo which was really, really convenient, I even had a homestay, family, for the first year so it, made everything really really easy I didn't have to worry about rent, I didn't have to worry about board, it was kind of all included, all I had to like really worry about was. Just my, like, living expenses, I only had about two, to three thousand dollars if I remember correctly in my bank and that, was, kind of enough I didn't really have to worry about all the different costs I was going to school and that, was enough, for, me to be able to get by initially. Though I was able to find, an English, teaching, job. Just. Like a part-time job for a couple hours a week I would teach the kids of some family friends I think at the time I was making about. $30. An hour and so then someone asked me to teach a group of kids English after school I think was about to enough hours for one session once. A week they paid me like a hundred and twenty dollars then I picked up another job teaching, English I was working a few hours a week and I was making, $300. In pocket change and that was just kind of like enough for me to get by plus by 2 to 3 thousand dollars I had saved up for the first few months in Japan I didn't really worry about cash too much as far as language goes I. Kind. Of studied a little bit right before I came to Japan but, I mean I just like kind of news I'm here to Ghana maybe, handful. Of words but it wasn't until after I went to university, I started, learning a lot more and then using it here in Japan with the homestay, family, as well as friends and well, you'll learn with the second language is you just never stop learning so in general life, was pretty good hanging, out with friends discovering. New places making. Okay money for a college student at the time obviously I was on a student, visa I initially, got a 1-year visa but, as I, like started to like, Japan. More and more I decided that you know I'm gonna figure out a way to, kind of stay out here I think it, was a good idea for me to come here as a student first to kind of figure out whether or not I liked it and I started trying to figure out a more permanent way to stay, here in Tokyo, I started, by just looking, for. Jobs I think I looked in some magazines, at the time to see if there was any jobs available and if I could recall correctly, I interviewed, with two, jobs, the first job was a miserable fail the second job I actually ended, up getting first job was for, I think a magazine for, one like an Account Manager and I, went, in there and my new I was still in college hidden, so has never had like a real professional, job before, and in high school I work for Safeway bagging, groceries but, I never had a professional, career, I remember going in to.

That Interview. And I think one of the first questions they asked me is how, do I manage my schedule I, pretty, much told him I don't. Really have a schedule, to manage, I just go to classes, and I, hang, out with my friends, I think, they were probably expecting, me to like show them like the calendar system I use or something like that but. Obviously, I didn't have that those skills at the time so that, interview didn't goes so well but, the second, interview, I went into was, for an IT firm I was a computer science and business major, and so when I went into the interview I was able to answer basic. Questions about computers. How things work say just say I got the job with IT firm they hired me on as an, associate, engineer, it was more on the systems and infrastructure, side of IT, but. I I really really, liked it has a student, in, Japan you can work I believe, I, believe 20. Hours, a week so once I got this job then I quit all the English teaching job which actually worked out really well because after. My second, year of university. ID, firm just hired, me on full-time they, sponsored. My working visa here in Japan and I, worked for them for several years I started off as an associate, engineer went to engineer and then eventually became, a project, manager and during those several years I learned a lot about, Japanese. Business, culture, it wasn't uncommon, for me to work 10 to 12 hours a day I, worked a lot of weekends, but luckily, the company I was working for had kind of more of Western culture so I did get paid the, overtime for my work which was nice there's a lot of projects, going on at the time overall it was a great experience I busted, my ass. Learned a crapload. Then, after, several, years working as a project manager, ended, up leaving that company. And then I was hired on by a software, development company in the finance industry and I, did that job for a couple years I'm also making, more, friends picked, up snowboarding.

As Young I was in my 20s I had money, and a. Snow burning it became a huge part of my life I was doing it every. Weekend. Until I, had just. A major major. Snowboarding. Accident which, kind, of changed the whole direction of, my life here in Japan but let me tell you more about that, story I'm, defining a new spot because my. Butt's getting kind of sore. So. Where was I oh yeah. Major. Major, a snowboard. Injury, basically, I ended up at the Nagano, emergency. Room I broken-down, rig I broke my hip I had an aneurysm. I crushed my long and, just like a whole. Slew, of. Injuries. I spent about a month at Nagano ICU, yeah, so pretty much I almost died just, a lot of stuff that happened I ended up having to get open-heart, surgery, which. Then led. To me losing my voice for a year so I was in and out of the hospital for I would say. Over. A year it was a pretty, intense. Experience I, just I remember. When. I first got, into the, ICU, waking. Up and I was intubated they had like tubes inside of my lungs I couldn't speak to nurses, that were above me and I, really, just wanted, to talk. And, I couldn't at the time I was like still kind of shook, and. I wanted to write down, what. I wanted to say but I couldn't read any kanji, on like a board to tell them what I wanted to say but I think I just cried and, I think I passed out but like in hindsight, I, could have probably, just, written in English because I couldn't think of anything other time so it was just a very like frustrating, and intense. To say the least the fortunate, thing was, was, that all of that hospital, care was, covered, under my health care in Japan, so I was actually quite, lucky I didn't have to end up paying a lot in fact, I did an entire video on that it's called how much I paid for Japanese, health care link is in the description, as always I think overall, the experience was, kind, of a wake-up call for me kind of realize that life. Is I could, just be over just like that and somewhere. Between staying. At the hospital, and all. The long hours that I ever worked in Japan I think it was just time for me to, do. Something on my own and the. Snowboard accident just kind of like kind of forced, me out of that routine. I ended up quitting my job I started it on my own thing and I tried a few different businesses. I had some money saved. Up from all of the work that I had done for the last several years so I was like I was okay not having a job right away I was. Sitting. In the park in fact the park that we were at earlier I was, sitting in the park with a friend and we were just talking about her previous jobs and I told him how I liked when I first came to spend I taught English it'd be cool like kay we're kind of free right now how cool would that be if we could be in the park and someone. Was able to just find, us and have a lesson meet us in the park have a lesson for an hour and then we'd be on our way we don't have to like call them or organize it or like have it like a set schedule gotten, the ball rolling, and I was thinking hey that there might be an, idea, there I thought about it a little longer and I think that day I went home and I started actually, working, on, a way to solve that problem the, most important thing for me at the time was just to. Start and when I came up with was, basically, a gps-based. Matching. Platforms, for English teachers and students. Here, in Japan you can kind of say the app as a hybrid of Airbnb. And, uber, meets, English. Teachers and students, in Japan within, I, would say a, couple weeks. To, maybe within like a few weeks I had like the, plan all fleshed, out I was interviewing, developers. And I like devoted, all of my time to, trying to build this app because I thought you know how cool would that be again to just be at the park and someone to, contact you have a lesson and then be on your way he just messes them all, through your mobile device you can turn it on you can turn it off you can have it here and Tokyo then maybe if you went to Osaka, you can do lessons there so long story short I I did, I built an app it was called a chi whanau a Kiowa meaning, English, conversation. Here in Japan now being, like now you can have a lesson so a kimono. Made, sense at the time had, a small team in Tokyo, I was. Funding it all myself, and it, was just a crazy. Learning, experience all the stuff I had. Never, done before granted, I was in software development I was doing IT infrastructure. Project, management which is nothing, like building, your own software.

Building. Your own company, starting, your own company all this was a completely, brand new hiring, was new the finance, accounting marketing. Software. Development, all of it was new, to me but all the project management skills I had in the past I learned I was able to put it into this, new project I learned a lot I would make mistakes I learned from them and then I'd fix, it the next time around he just keep on making. Changes. Every. Time around and mind you this whole time I'm funding, all of this myself so, I was taking on 100%, of, the risk probably, not the smartest business, choice but again I wanted to do everything. On my own I didn't, want to have anyone owning, any part of my dream, tell the sauce how I saw and in order to for like fund this stuff I pretty, much cut, out a lot of the. Partying, hanging, out with friends expensive. Meals I pretty much, didn't. Spend any money and the only money that I spent was. To throw back into, this business because I mean it was that important, to me I wanted. More than anything for this to succeed and in order for me to do that I knew I had to sacrifice some. Of those things I love but I think one of the coolest, feelings in, the world was. Finally, getting it published shortly. After that was having someone. Actually use, it and book. A lesson and actually. Like a payment to go through that was kind of one of the most saddest. Moment some of the important things I learned from this whole software. Development. App, business, starting my own company, was. One software. Development, is endless, it just never stops - as, much money you spend on, building. The app you're gonna have to spend way, more in marketing I think three is more than anything you're, gonna need a lot of capital, to fund, this yeah so I needed more capital and in order to do that I needed to raise funds 100 percent on my own so I wanted to kind of raise the funds on my own I didn't want to get investors, at the time unfortunately, I got offered a private, consulting, job I paid quite well it was in the finance industry and, so, I took it now I was not only building my hub company, but I also was working in finance as a consultant.

At The same time which was okay because at, this time I just needed the developers, to develop it so basically. I would just take the. Money that I was earning from, the consulting, position and I was just move, it to, that business actually, around, this time just, right after I took on the consulting, position I met Michael my wife now we hit it off right away I told. Her what I did, and one of the things was she was completely, supportive. From, the beginning I remember I had to hand out flyers, at. The park she went in and, help me hand out flyers I wasn't paying her but she came, in and helped, me so I was like wow this is actually, pretty. Cool why I guess and what do you do when someone's that supportive, I hired her full time before. That she was working in the fashion industry, as. VMD. She was working for a top international brand she liked it but I don't think she liked a manager, and I said hey why, don't you come work for me and obviously, there's just there's a lot of risk in that but I think she saw my dream how passionate. I was she became a full-time marketer. For, a chi, whanau is this for like about a year or so and then one day we. Were just talking, about YouTube, and I said hey, why not let's start and so if you ever see my. First, video. I'm riding my skateboard. Michael is behind the camera which at the time was my iPhone, we didn't really think too much of it and we just started going the, first software we used was free software, on the Mac but I movie so all of it we started with no, money at all we just decided. To start and from there started uploading content that, we like and we would read the comments, at the time there was barely any comments, but, we would read those comments and then we just kind of make changes along the way and then the channel became. What. It is now based on like your comments, all the feedback the most important thing again was just to start we just worked really, really well together and at the time I was really into Casey nice dad I think what was so attractive, with Casey for, me was. That his videos were, so. Simple, it made. It look like anyone. Could, do it but then he started trying to do it it completely failed, and we weren't doing it nearly. As well in fact we're doing horribly, but, again. You learn along the way and to be honest with you guys I'm not very much of a camera, person, in fact again, in my first video like a super shy in front of the camera hey, it's, Paulo check, out my vlog over. Time it gets better and you, learn so now we're, doing the YouTube channel, but I'm also doing the private consulting, and we're, also doing the, a car whanau business, just, super.

Super Busy and I, think this year the. Channel kind of turned a corner and just started. To really grow mainly, all because of you guys and all of your support so again, thank, you pretty much changed, our lives and I, was able to start, youtube full-time. Quit my consulting, business I shut. Down econ. One now and, now we're, just doing, YouTube, completely, if you guys have watched the channel you know that Michael and I also got married at the beginning a year what a lot of you might not know is that I. Actually, proposed. Her and recorded it on video, and uploaded it to YouTube I don't think a lot of people saw, that but it's actually an on send video it's called a private Japanese, hot spring hotel tub, you guys want to see Mirabeau some aegyo then check, out that video and what was clear to me then and what's I mean now is that this whole thing, would. Have never happened. If my Co didn't take a risk on me who would have never built this YouTube channel we needed to have that opportunity. To, work together and the fact that she saw something. In the. Dreams I, had, for a chi whanau at the time really, meant a lot and that's kind of like something that I. I. Don't. Wanna cry. Feeling. Kind of emotional, right now. Well. Anyways um let's, finish the rest of this video somewhere, else. All. Right I'm lucky to have Michael and I'm just kind of looking forward to, the, stuff we create, moving, forward for this channel for you guys and I'm, just happy she took a risk on me and decided to work and help me with my dreams and now we're creating our dreams, together which is pretty awesome and I think that pretty much answers most of the questions oh there, may be a few more questions for those of you who watch the earlier vlogs you already know that both of my parents are Filipino, I was born in the Philippines in Khe Sanh city but when I was 3 I moved to the States, first to San Francisco, and then later to the Seattle area in a little city called Redmond, maybe, not so little now growing up mostly in the, Seattle Redmond area and then I went to university in, LA and although I eat a lot of food in my videos I usually try to work out five to six times a day not. 5 5 to 6 9 that's a lot I try to work out five to six times a week it helps keep the fried chicken cut down and I guess that's pretty much it but, I think one thing I wanted. To share or I wanted to kind, of leave it all of you guys with is, what, I've learned at, least for myself the, last few years and living here in Japan if you're stuck in something that you're doing that you don't want to do you have a passion for.

Something Else, you, have a dream, that you actually. Want, to pursue I think the best thing to do is just start one of the questions. I often get. Asked, is how. Do I start this new job how do I start this new business or even how do I start a YouTube channel my, answer is to. Just start I don't worry so much about, whether or not I can or can't, do something I just start, doing it and I learn along. The way you just gotta like go and like see what happens and although hey Kyle WA now that business was never as successful. As I, wanted it to be her and I spent a lot. Of money into, it it's been a lot of time I was able to take all the stuff I learned from. That experience and, move it over to, YouTube so whatever you do even if you fail or even though it doesn't work out the, way you want it to work out just as long as you're able to learn something. Experience, it's always gonna be a positive so, with that all said thank, you so much for, joining, me on this journey so much more content, to come and if. You do have something that you're looking to do don't, worry about what's gonna happen just, art because you never know what's, gonna happen, catch, you guys in the next one.

2019-10-20 16:29

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The New Channel -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8Fs9fhRAZ1KAmbXcGkWjg Subscribe for more of our daily life videos.  Also, if we do it, should it be called Tokyo Zebra or de Guzmans fromTOKYO?  Btw, Tokyo Zebra is our website.  https://www.tokyozebra.com/

@Paolo fromTOKYO that sounds good to

Please please bring out the second channel! I love your videos! One fan from from Paris!!!

Paolo how did you learn Japanese? Did you know any before you came to Japan?

Hi brothers...can u make vedio about local food and local market ....rather than bento....like festival food ... Street festivalfooos


If you ever need a job other then youtube . I think a tourguide in japan would fit you perfectly.

@kajiomoi if we did that, it may be paolo and maiko's adventures

@Linda Wu good point. thanks.

@Allison Lynn for sure. Thanks for watching.

@suzycanfly Glad to hear you are interested in a 2nd channel.

@Wesley Hung Cool, Thanks.

@xGrayOut_ Thanks for the feedback

A cool name suggestion for the new channel could be paolos adventures?

I loved your vietnam videos, im using them for info when we go in june, so more travel vids would be good, you do an excellent job of showing the area.

Hey, I want to know when you are shooting on the street shop owner, do you need to ask them if you can use their image in your video or you can just use? I'm not so familiar with Japanese law, I was always afraid to shot anything when I travel to Japan, that people said shooting in the street can cause 5 years jail time, is that true?

“De Guzman’s fromTokyo” sounds good bc family is important

Thank you for sharing! It was nice to learn more about you and your life. Keep up the awesome content!

De Guzmans in Tokyo! Subscribing to your new channel. Sigh, it touched me when you teared up. Thank you for the content you share!

In my opinion, Tokyo Zebra sounds better.

tokyo zebra if you want to make it a consistent brand

Paolo fromTOKYO I would love to see vlogs! I have been watching since the regular Tokyo vlogs and I really liked those videos. I also have done a ton of suggestions from your videos when I went to Japan! I’m subscribing now! Hope you get the subs you need because I’m looking forward to more content!!

Thanks for subscribing to the 2nd channel.

Hello Mr De Guzman I just subbed your second channel, Zebra

Thank you for sharing. To be honest since I’m already a fan I will watch whatever content you put out lol but yeah I’m looking forward to like your day in the life vlogs.. those are always fun to watch.

Really enjoy your content, it's very unique. Keep up the good work! -a happy subscriber

maybe your best video yet. I would love a second channel - subbed!

Yes second channel with just you guysss!!!!! Finally

You're a hero xD

Like ur videos.. they are actually helpful for those who wanna visit Japan.. i know i did :)

When i first went to japan it was autumn 2018 (days before the flight) i saw your video that tells what you should do when you first arrived in japan. That video helped me a lot and i started to subscribe. Now we are planning to go back to japan in spring 2019 and i still watch your vlogs because it is really healpful. Please continue what you are doing. You and maiko get all these support because both of you deserve it ♥

Are you filipino?

Been following ur guide for past 2 trips. I went Tsukiji yesterday and ur photos can be seen all around!! U are famous!

I've never met you but I fee like we're very close friend.

Pls create an app for all your maps n location of stuff. I need to download your maps n google search your recommendations every time. It’s troublesome. It’d be awesome if there’s some kind of app for directions!!

Thank you for just being who you are, delivering enjoyable, easy-watching content. Personally, your channel has helped me overcome some issues by just simply being real, authentic and light-hearted.

Wow! Its amazing to hear that my vids could help you through your issues. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome guy's great video.

NISSAN GTR R34 Next video please:)

Also I think the youtube channel for daily videos is a very good idea. Look at Only in Japan, he has a 2nd channel called Only in Japan Go which also becoming popular


sound is so bad

Thank you


I’d get a patreon set up as well, since Youtube is *notorious* for screwing over content creators, but congrats on the channel fam! Can’t wait to see you reach 1 Mil ^^ Also you did the EXACT SAME THING as I did in Germany (study abroad, stay 2 years, go back to SF for a year, come back to continue degree)

Just became your 1000th sub on your 2nd account

I think its wise it keep your income segments

Hugs to Paolo and maiko from houston texas.

Absolutely love this channel and thank you so much for sharing your experience in your career. Good luck for the future!

You can walk and talk you know, use a wind socket on the mic or get a small lapel mic and just walk around the place and talk using a selfie stick for the cam.. like these non food vids.

Your videos are amazing, I wish I could support your channel more! Keep on doing what you're doing!

I don't even know who you are *Subscribe and like for good video*

Finally been waiting for a video like this

We saw a different side of Paolo today. Keep it up bud. I'm sure your channel will continuously grow larger with all the dedication you and Maiko put into it. Maybe you could start doing those livestreams too, like what you did with John Daub.

Such a genuine dude. I live your content. My window to Japan and an inspiration to accomplish my dream of settling there.

Worried about the over working hours though, lol.

I like this channel very much, maybe next time when I'm going to Japan I might ask you to be my tour guide with payment of course.

Subscribed to your 2nd channel! Really looking forward to whatever you have in store for that one, & this one too.

*pans over to field of shallow graves*

"What you don't know about me" Me: You

Love this video Paulo! My husband and I really dig your content and used your tips for our one month in Japan last year. I'm so glad you're recovering! Also shout out to Maiko, we are always stoked when she's in a video :D We love your "day in the life of" videos :)

I'm proud of how much you have been through! Started watching your video since early last year and I have always been waiting for the Saturday dose of Paolo and Food. :) And yes, since I'm one of your OG subscriber, I remember the onsen video that you proposed to Maiko. I was so touched by it. :)

Thanks for always watching OG!

Have you thought about reaching out to other youtubers based in Japan? I mostly think about people around Toky o creative

I just wanted to say thank you, I watched alot of your vids before my trip to japan, and it helps... ALOT!

So much respect. Thank you Paulo!

Very inspiring story, Paolo. The first time I visited Japan with my wife, I was in awe. I had that feeling of wanting to stay and live there. So the year after that, I came back with my wife and three daughters for our family vacation. Will definitely visit again!

Thanks for making this video, it's great to get to know more about the man behind the best ramen reviews on youtube!

I love watching all your videos, and Maiko is lovely too! I enjoy the educational content of your videos, learning Japanese with Maiko pronouncing the words. You two are a fab couple and I'd love to see day in a life videos ❤

Wow paolo... I started watching your videos, it was December 2017 while planning my 2 weeks in Japan at the end of March and beginning of April 2018. Your 2 videos about Top ramen in Shibuya have been so so useful for my trip and since there I loved the content. For me the key of your video’s quality is the passion that you and Maiko put into it

Dude you deserve all the success coming your way!

We, love your content ...keep following your dreams! We are coming back to Tokyo in November thanks in part to your content...kudos!


What an inspiration! Salamat!!

Last few minutes were very inspirational.

such a romantic love story

Why don't you make a day about Japanese defense force?Or focus on the police job for a day?

I just recently found your channel. Maybe a month ago. I personally just love Japan and I was searching for Kyoto and hey, I saw your video. You were genuine, kind and your voice wasn't like the others screaming "HEYYY, WE'RE IN KYOTO"

Discovered your channel while researching my Japan trip. Been and gone, had a fab time but I will still continue to look forward to your videos. The variety of content is what I like. I don’t think you need to stick to just Japan travel content. You should share what you are interested in travel, food, tech and your daily life as you as a couple, This makes it genuine and authentic. I prefer your style of video because it feel like you are sharing your ‘local’ perspective and opinion rather than just another video of the ‘highlights, must visit’ spots that seemed to be covered elsewhere. I see others have suggested you being a tour guide but I wonder if having a shorter “tour” version may be worth exploring e.g having a meal with Paolo/Maiko- it can just be a bowl of ramen or a few food stops, short and sweet and people get to meet you guys. There are so many choices, not likely to be repetitive and boring as tours where the guide goes to the same temple a thousand times. All the best for your channel/s.

To much editing ...... :)

Interesting video. I would have liked to know some numbers, but I guess I can understand why you kept that private. I’ll be honest, I doubt the sub thing will work.i know a few vloggers are looking for an alternative to YouTube right now as it’s slowly becoming more about the money. Personally, I think subs damage the brand as most people understand how the revenue system works on YouTube meaning subbing your channel makes you look a little greedy, especially if the only content is going to be unedited few footage from behind the scenes.

Thanks for sharing and motivation, Paolo. You are living proof that dreams can come true. Keep up the good work

Paulo we are in Japan now and will visit shibuya next week, can we meet you?

Id love to see another different channel to see your real life!

God bless you always

I stated watching it was 100k subs, now its grown to 500k subs. Congrats Sir Pao

I always thought he was gay.

Thank you for the hard work and inspiration. You and Maiko-san make a great team! Your channel is so informative and interesting even for foreigners working / living in Japan & I think that you deserve 1 Million subscribers or more.

his smile huff :D

Congrats man, bro thank YOU for your content I love your channel!!

Love this


Love your videos!

That moment when Paolo reflected on meeting Maiko (TT o TT)

hi paolo. i’ve been a follower since there were just a few us. i was actually really surprised then that you have very few followers and views when you’ve got great content, creative, and nice edits. really happy that you’re now past 500k and on the road to 1M! congrats and goodluck!

Great inspiration & emotional video!!! Keep up all the hard work Pablo, we enjoy every video. Makio thank you for all your support

I'm wondering why "a day in the life of a japanese programmer" isn't a thing yet on you channel haha

Hey Paolo! Just a suggestion, have you ever tried just chatting in Twitch? Live stroll in Tokyo like JakeNBakeLive

Ur videos are very informative!! N enjoy to watch

That’s a very nice video!

Fellow Pinoy here... I really enjoy watching your channel! Your videos are very informative.. because of your videos, we are now planning for our first trip to Japan next year! Congratulations on your new channel. I’m now subscribed!

This was a good video ❤️. I like Maiko too. And it was pretty funny/cute with your emotions and you didn’t want to cry. I also think it’s awesome how much your channel has grown. Good job on keeping down the fried chicken guts. I did wondered how you kept the weight off

I love your Japan videos... more so than other countries. Do what you enjoy!

I really want to come to Japan but I don’t like places that are overcrowded, how can I avoid the crowds? maybe this is a stupid question!

JUST DO IT haha, nice one kuya pao

Paolo, you need a haircut! Haha. Luv ya and more power to you.

Why people dislike this video? I can't understand. Btw, congrats for the success with the Channel Paolo, keep doing that ^^.


That was great! I wouldn’t have guessed that you have done all that! You still look like you’re in your mid-20s. I’m so glad there’s people like you on YouTube showing Tokyo and Japanese culture. You’re very genuine and hard-working. I wish you and Maiko the best! I’ll be sure to subscribe to that new channel! I personally love watching vlogs. Haha

You have had an amazing life, which can only get better. You and mika are amazing together , live long and prosper

I feel like I'm in a dream... I've been thinking of moving to Japan for a long time now, and naturally, I came across your channel and became very obsessed with your videos. As an entrepreneur myself, I'm always curious about career paths of big YouTubers like you, and the journey they've gone through to get to where they are now. And as SOON as I was about to ask you to make a video about your life, you uploaded this video... the timing is still freaking me out LOL Anyway, thanks for sharing your journey :)

Thanks for sharing about your life! Inspiring!

Many thanks for tells your story Paolo

Do u guys don't want to Live stream from twitch ? About how videos are made :D

My girlfriend and I stumbled over your channel when we were loosely fantasised about doing a trip to Japan. We dug through the first few videos and really got super curious about every new one coming up. Your videos and especially all the things you presented in them really gave us that final push to actually travel to Japan. And it never disappointed us since. It's always a little adventure to find the places you had shown, find some of the snacks as well and then add our own discoveries to it. We're planning on going to Japan once a year and already made friends over there, which is absolutely mind blowing to me personally - making friends on the other end of the world. I can only recommend travelling to Japan and have the experience for yourselves. It is so different from all the cliches that pop up in your head and will leave a whole lot of impressions. Just try it out.

23:45 24:00 This is probably the most personal video that you've made. Thank you for the videos that helped us viewers on how to go out and about in Japan.


Love you and Japan my guy. Great endeavour ahead.

really interesting video! in the short time you have been alive, you have done a hell of a lot! thankfully you quit snowboarding haha, wow...

I'd love to see a video about otakus (day in the life)

I’m in Tokyo right now

is there anything similar to Eikaiwa Now currently on the app store?

Thank you so much for this video Paolo. For opening up and sharing your life story. I was actually crying when watching your video. It is an eye opener and you deserve all the praise. I needed all the words and advice you just shared right now. It will be a hard road, but i will now start doing something towards the thing i want the most, because yes, life ends in a snap. THANK YOU AND MORE POWER TO YOU, MAIKO and your CHANNEL!

And more power to you. I hope you start on your path today.

thank you , great video

LOVE your channel, which I found when I was going to visit Japan for the first time in a long time. Thanks for helping me re-connect with my mom’s country. Thanks for sharing.


Yay a second channel! The more, the merrier!

For a family vlog channel - De Guzmans fromTokyo.

Paolo fromTOKYO since i am the Proud Nepalese and your regular user, i am expecting some vlogs about Nepal. Its mean a-lot for such a rising from the bottom for its tourism based economy.

Good idea. The name should be...........Tokya Mocha

@Paolo fromTOKYO subscribed already!

I have just subscribed to the new channel would love to see more every day content

Hey Paolo :) I think de Guzmans sounds way better because it is also similiar to the first channel.

Never would I've guessed you were a computer science student. What languages did you use when coding and what projects did you work on?

@Paolo fromTOKYO Sounds like a perfect name for the channel!

Great video and thank you for the inspiration! I hope I get there chance to meet you one dau when I go to Japan! So glad you started YouTube! Keep it up bro!


what?! no, not boring at all! very interesting to hear your story..and i'll definitely be checking out your new channel!

Dang, dude, you made me cry!! Love both you and Maiko...

You're so inspiring, Paolo. I'm currently studying in Japan for the semester, and I used all your videos to go everywhere in Tokyo without getting lost or confused. I feel sad that I have to leave this amazing city in December. Hoping I can study here again my senior year and maybe even study here for graduate school.

wow over 500k of subscribers good on you Paolo we've been following you from couple of years and is amazing to see this.

Yes second channel please

why did you shut down eikaiwa?

Loved the video loved the content. Thank you for that lil motivational bit towards the end, it sounds like you had an amazing ride in Tokyo! Looking forward to seeing all that you two create!!!

This was so amazing to watch. I have been a sub for almost a year and greatly enjoy your content but didn’t feel I knew much about you. Loved learning about your amazing story!

What a great life story Paolo... thanks for sharing with us.

Your shirt, I just figured it out now, it’s “Toe-kyo” lol

Maiko is the dream wife, I hope you two get to succeed even more.

good on ya mate, i think you have a solid foundation now to focus on food and travel. .. and just add in some extra stuff along the way... food porn and a little travel porn... i think thats ur best road to success...and a more Miako!!! good luck to you both always :)

PAOLO!!!! I had no idea that you grew up here in the Seattle area! You and Maiko are so cool, really respect you guys a lot. My husband and I are trying to do our own YouTube channel, and you've certainly been a large part in our inspiration. Also, go Washington State! ;) Look forward to seeing future content!

OMG! I'M AN EXCHANGE STUDENT AT SOPHIA UNIVERSITY TOO!!! I watched and subscribe your channel since this march because back then I was stated to be accepted to sophia uni as an exchange student, and your channel helps me a lot to understand more about japan, or tokyo specifically! Thank youu!! I mean it

So happy and proud of you guys!

here I am thinking that your wife is new and only joined recently. turns out she has been with you for quite a while

This video is interesting Paolo. You're not just a YouTuber, you're already an influencer. I almost cried when you got emotional on the last part. Power on!

Good luck with everything Paolo!.....very good channel! BTW.....my name is also Paolo so I'm wondering......are you from Italian origins?

YES create a second channel

Paolo you are awesome and an inspiration!

What a great guy. Such a nice couple. I’m so happy for you guys. Continued success. Stay humble and kind.

Awesome video!! So sweet to see how much you love maiko and how much you love your life together. Thanks for sharing! ❤️ from

Teach Maiko to speak in Tagalog Hehe and can you speak tagalog pa kuya Paolo?

paolo, thank you for sharing with us about your personal life story. it's pretty cool to see that your hard work paid off and thank you for your inspiration about following your dream.

Thank you for sharing. Best of luck to you and Maiko.

Thank you for taking the time to do this video. It was really nice to learn a little more about you and your life. You and your wife seem like very genuine, grounded people, that’s always nice to see. I love this channel, the videos are interesting, informative and fun to watch. I wish you and your wife continued success and look forward to being able to come along on your next adventure.

Good Job Paolo!!! You should be proud of yourself! Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Keep it up.

Awesome video! I love to hear about people's backstory and what made them start a YouTube channel, and the journey that they took along the way! Thank you for sharing your story and thank you to Maiko for believing in you and her awesome camera skills and its great to see her in front of the camera as well! Can't wait to see what happens on your next journey with your new channel! Keep it up! Salamat!

Hi I’m from Sri Lanka and I spent 01 week in Tokyo and Kyoto.thanks to your videos it was super easy..million thanks.

Thanks for sharing. Your story is inspiring. Maiko's trust and dedication in you is touching.

I went to Pepp and just saw this, thats crazy, respect... We had a Japan program, or did you just leave Pepp to go to Japan?

You should do "a Day in the life of Paolo" so we can see what your daily life looks like.

Looking forward to new channel

Tunay na PILIPINO! 100% Go Paolo and Maiko!

The last time I saw a vlog you called Maiko as gf...now wife. I know I'm late but Congrats to both of you

So...you hit on your employee? Not cool bro, you'll be hearing from HR

Awesome Vlog and thanks for sharing

You are such a chill dude bro ! Love your content !

You're a Filipino, no wonder you have similar features to South East Asians. I've always been wondering for months until this video. Salamat from Malaysia.

Love the advice at the end about having a passion. Im in a degree programme that im not passionate about thinking about stopping but im in a dilemma due to others advice that the start is difficult. Yet at the end i dont see myself in this industry after graduation.

Thanks for sharing this. I have been watching for a few months because we are planning our first trip to Japan (and our first international trip) We’ve learned a lot from your videos, but one of the things I still need help with is finding food for vegetarians (my wife and daughters are vegetarian)

Your Tokyo origin story is amazing! From university to making an app, your story is so inspiring!

PSA Stay till the end of the video guys. It’s actually a love story

Thank you for sharing. You are a class act sir. Love your channel. One day I will visit Japan and your content will have made that visit even more enjoyable.

It's guys like you that I envy so much. Sure, not all businesses will work out, but having the courage (or insanity) to take risk and JUST START something is a rare quality.

I’m all for the next channel!!! I love seeing and hearing Maiko on the videos

Paolo show mo namn pgka FILIPINO MO...MAS MARAMI PA MG SUBSCRIBE SAYO.....been here since the beginning...

Loved your videos Paolo! Continuing pushing out great video!

I love watching your videos since it's original and authentic.


Hey there Paolo! I found your channel following Only in Japan and Eric Surf 6. I can honestly say that you're probably among the most honest people online. Keep it up!!?

I hope your channel grows in the millions. You deserve it mate. Your content is so jolly and uplifting. I travel to Japan through your videos, your awsome.

Really inspiring, man.

Can you do a video on how cheating in Japan is acceptable and normalized now?

Please have Maiko do an "About Me" video too!!!

Aloha from Hawaii. I'm glad you both were able to come out to see in Hawaii but unfortunately we didnt get to meet you. I Love your awesome content and cant wait to watch you new channel. Thank you for all the amazing experiences from Japan. We definitely are thinking of going there one day soon. Thank you and take care you two=)

I'm am also amazed at what you've been through. I give you all the credit in the world to stick to your dreams. You made it happen. Outstanding!!!

This video was really excellent. I found it so interesting to see your background. Good luck with your future endeavours.

I am a software developer myself. This video made me think that I should start my own thing too. Thanks for being an inspiration!

I know I'm a late but my suggestion would be focus on your A day in a life of series since it is fresh, original and interesting and I really wanna see A day in a life of Vlogger (You). Take us subscribers behind scene of your typical vlogging day? :P

I was shocked to hear about your life story, especially the accident you had to endure. You are so strong! I'm so glad you were able to bounce back and become a person that is even better and stronger. As well, your message at the end was truly inspiring!

Paolo, You are American born Filipino. I know. When I look at you, you look like a Brazilian dude.

How do I move to Japan? If possible of course:)

Thanks for sharing more about yourself! I found it really funny... and interesting because I'm also Filipino, went on exchange in Japan (Osaka), then now I'm taking my master's in Sophia. Haha! And still kinda figuring out if I want to stay here for longer too. Wishing you all the best for you and Maiko! Maybe since there was a typhoon (and an earthquake lol) you can talk about what to do for disasters or what to watch out for? Especially since there are a growing number of foreigners in Japan and they get kinda lost as to what do. But I'm sure whatever you come up with will be really interesting!

Thank you for that open discussion on your journey to becoming a popular YouTuber in Japan. The life advice on pursuing work-life goals is an unexpected gift in this video.

Found your channel when you had some 10k subscribers. Your videos were different from the other Japan YouTubers, because you always cared to show those "hidden spots" and places only someone who's lived in the centre of Tokyo for over a decade would know about. May your channel continue to grow exponentially!

Paolo, that was very touching and it was very real. It's all about the journey bro, keep it up!

So impressed with your effort and love for your wife congrats on the move

Really inspiring! You are a nice guy! Keep up making your dreams come true!

Keep up the fantastic work and videos guys, my partner and I love your videos, they inspired most of our trip to Japan. Always looking forward to your next upload ❤️

Dude, you're from Redmond?! That's where Nintendo of America is at! As a kid, I wanted to go to their partner college Digipen, which is also out there! Man, I can't wait to be back in Tokyo at the end of the year to study abroad at Lakeland!! It's been over 4 years since I was last in Japan (was stationed in Yokosuka for 2 years) and I'm so excited!! I also do freelance video editing, so if you guys need any help, I'd be happy to lighten the load!

I knew it! I thought you looked like a Filipino, but when I heard your accent, I thought you don’t have the Filipino english accent hehe. More power to your channel! Hope I can grow my channel to as big as yours someday

Can't afford right now a membership but to support I'm gonna watch the ads and not skip them

Just happy you are watching my vids. That’s thanks enough.

Hello Paolo. Thank you for sharing your interesting story. I wish, you would have mentioned years in each step of your past life story. You have been really working hard. In my opinion, it has never been easier for any foreigner to have easy life in Japan. I wish you good luck with your future life. Please try to make videos about foreigners, living and working in Japan. Thank you.

I'm so happy I found your channel awhile back. It's been a great experience and now watching this vlog and seeing where you came from and went through. Truly amazing and inspiring. Thanks for you and your wife for the wonderful content and inspiration for me and my family to go after something we love doing!

Don't start a family. I heard in 50 years, the world is going to run out of fresh water. Turning ocean water into fresh water takes a lot of energy so it's going to speed up the end of humanity. So there's a good chance your kid is not going to die of old age.

What a completely different video this is compared to your usual ones! Really interesting and inspiring backstory. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Never be ashamed to shed a tear or 2 Paolo you've come and experienced a lot this year especially in your growth and that's dope it shows you're freaking awesome as well as humble. I wish you and the misses the best keep up the great content guys

I think you should cover Ultra Japan (music festival) in a video once. Maybe you can vlog future festivals as its only once a year!

God damn I'm in the same boat as a solopreneuer but I need a Maiko for the support

Go ahead and provide behind the scenes and such, that's neat. But why would you paywall things such as nice secret Tokyo spots? That's part of your main content and paywalling that really sucks.

Wish you more than million subscribers you deserve it.. and i know you get there...follower from Aruba

"Michael and I" ???

Maiko (wife)

I love your channel Paolo! I actually went to some place you recommended when I went to Japan this summer. Thank you continue like this ! :)

Paulo.. your such a genuine nice person..i love your content... so many of your content ..were topics that i genuinely was interested in..that's why i subscribed.. thanks for working so hard... you are a nice person and it shows in your videos your follower from Aruba

Hope you are safe from all the typhoons Japan has been experiencing. I was there a few weeks ago on a layover in Narita and there was a typhoon coming through and after I was on my plane going back to the states I heard Japan was about to experience the biggest typhoon this year. To all in Japan , please be smart and stay safe. Prayers to the ones that died and their families. Love your video Paolo. Keep up the awesome work. Do some more days in the lives of people in Japan. Those are awesome.

Comment for algorithm, but seriously you want to try something new try the Iga Ninjas museam. I'm going back to Tokyo in 2020, but unfortunately I can't go due to time constraints. Maybe when we visit Osaka we'll take the trip over.

I heard that you get paid much better as a software engineer in california

I love your shows.. I watch every single 1 of them... Mainly cause i am very interested in japanese culture, the people and their life style...keep up the awsome work.. Wish you the best✌

Can you put English subtitle for those who are not fluent in English , thank you so much

Kudos for living the dream!

You can start doing daily vlogs?

You know what? I like this type of video, where it feels like im just having a chat one on one with you. It was like meeting you for the first time or something, when you ask someone to tell me about yourself..... if that makes sense!

Personally, I wouldn't start more than one other channel, so its easier for people to follow and focus. Keep up the hard work!

You got great positive energy!

Great life story mate all the best for you and Maiko! Keep that spirit Paolo!

Paolo, I have always enjoyed your videos. But, thank you for making this about you. I have much more respect for you and what you do. We all have our stories behind the scene that no one knows about. And, yes missed your proposal video and it was very sweet! Thank you.

Yes please ! To the second channel !

Next time I stop by Japan we should meet up Paolo!

Tokyo Zebra is a sweet name!

I thing Tokyo Zebra is better name!

I don’t know if I’ve ever commented before—But had to take a moment to say how awesome your story is!!! Thank you for sharing it. I love your channel and really enjoy learning from you about Japan and Tokyo itself. I found your channel right before visiting my daughter in Iwakuni last Spring (2019). Anyway, loved finding out you’re a fellow Washingtonian

Yo paolo you should do a video on the starbucks roastery in Meguro.


man, you made me tear up

Awesome vid Paolo! As a Japanophile, snowboarder, foodie and IT consultant myself i can relate to a lot of this ... but i certainly whish my path took me to Japan when I was young. I didnt get on the plane

Call it a vlog instead of every life video

Hi, Paolo! I don’t think I’ve ever commented on one of your videos but I appreciate all the content you post. I just got back from Tokyo on the 17th and your videos helped me out tremendously and I got the best food. My favorite being Cremia! Thank you so much, I wish you and Maiko the absolute best.

Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Daily life of student.. Please

Second channel name suggestion. . Miako from Tokyo

Also if you want to support the channel , don’t skip the ads at the beginning.

Yeah, Washington resident, nice. I'm from Lynnwood wa. Good Luck on your future endeavors. Great videos by the way.

Would love to see a video about where the everyday Japan people shop, like general goods department stores. Not the high end stores, but the normal ones. Love you videos, was great to watch before we went to japan. Great travel rips

Thanks Paulo for all the Japan Tips. Helpful and informative!

You see how many Japanese themed foreigner YouTube channels there are... I think you did something cool with the day in the life series should continue it

its really strange that the people behind you keep disappearing or is that special effects? anyway hope you make a fortune mate, well done for surviving the fall you must of been going so fast

Can you make a video about dating Japanese girls? Tips and advice? :)

Wanted to offer you lunch to say thank you back in June, messaged you but no answer!

Dear Paolo I think it would be really informative and interesting to see how you go about making this videos, i feel there is a big audience that would appreciate this kind of footage. the reason i though about this is watching you sit on the the street every few seconds "ninjas" took away people walking in the background and often replaced them with others, it got me thinking that there must be a lot of trail and error and repetition when recording the video and massive effort was put into editing it so its smooth for us viewers. As a regular viewer i think many of us would appreciate your videos even more if we knew how its done and how much effort it must take. - Matthew


KABAYAN ~ :) Could you make a video for pilipino workers ?

Great story. Very inspiring.

Beautiful Paolo

Awww Paolo!!

Could you make a video about how to start a business in Japan or get a job in programming? Thank you

Japanese History please Paolo!

Paolo where are you? Im in asakusa about to eat fluffy pancakes at benitsuru. Thank you for the recommendation. Domo arigato!


Wow Kindy wish i met a girl like your wife

You should teachers Devon eight point maybe forces? Questions? Places? I’d love to see that! I do like the idea of seeing hidden places to

This is my favorite video of you Paolo! Thanks for sharing your pre-life in japan and the beginning of your love story with Maiko.

Wow! the things you’ve been through. Love your approach to life: Build it and they will come or....enjoy the build. :)

I'm glad things are going so well. Keep it up! I would love to see 'A day in the life of a Japanese game developer / artist'. I am planning on moving to Tokyo next year to do that so it would be very useful :)

Palo how old are you ???

Paolo, are you Filipino? You look it lol. Anyways, keep up the good content coming!

Paolo, thank you for sharing with us your odyssey through the trials and tribulations of your life in Japan. I am an avid fan of your YouTube channel and used your videos as a reference on my visit to Japan earlier this summer. I wish you and your wife nothing but the best and look forward to following your next chapter.

Unbelievable... I went to Japan, stumbled upon your channel for whatever reason, and here I am... suscribed. Day in the life series is very cool. Keep it up.

Very motivating! Your videos always give me a good feeling

Q&A with you and Maiko please!!

When you got emotional talking about Maiko, it made me cry! I’m glad you both found each other. P.S. I’m from the Seattle area too!

Quick question: What are the best jobs in Japan(pay above average)

i actually used your videos to visit some spots in japan when i went there with my hubby last summer.. keep up the good work!

Amazing to know your journey! So surprised about your start up and injury, this lets us know how you interpret the world ;) keep at it!

That was so interesting! It was so cute how you teared up when taking about Maiko! Keep the great videos coming! Also, looks like you enjoyed your time in Hawaii! Aloha!

Piolo can u recommend a tour guide in Tokyo

Hey Paolo, My name is Manuel and I come from Munich / Germany. I love your videos and watch every evening before going to sleep your Tokyo guides. In April I want to visit Tokyo and I'm hoping that I can meet you there. Keep the good work. Greetings from Germany Manuel

Wow. Heard about yor accident. That really must have been a tough time. Great that you got well again and that something positive came out if that: we can enjoy your videos

I will become a member if you stop saying "kind of" in every other sentence. Great content otherwise.

Thank-you so much for opening yourself up to the whole world. Your channel is the only reason why I watch YouTube! I actually got misty eyed when you almost cried. Keep doing what you do!

thank you so much for this video

I'd just like to thank you for creating videos as when we went on holiday it helped a lot especially since we loved eating a lot. we stumbled across it like 2 years ago because we planned to go Japan back then like we'd never have tried placed like comcrepe. and now we watch every video you guys make.

You should go simple and name the second channel ‘Paolo&Maeko’

Paolo, you just made me cry at 1am! You and Maiko are blessed to have each other. Great team! Inspiring story! Wishing you both continued blessing!

Paolo you should do a day in the life of a foreign worker in japan

Paolo! Many blessings and thank you for a wonderful channel. I find your channel informative fun and I love it! Keep coming

My goodness, you've been through a lot, and you've come a long way. You've also been very determined in making a good life for yourself, and have worked very hard indeed! You're an inspiration, genuine, kind hearted guy, and very likeble too, and you deserve all the success in the world. Greetings to you and your wife from an Italian lady who's been living in London, England, for 27 years. ❤

Found your channel when I was searching for contents that are related to Japan for our upcoming trip and gotta say we love watching your videos. We binge-watched your vids ever since.

Thank you Paolo for Sharing your Journey.

Thank you Paolo.

Great video, it's nice to know about you and your Journey. I appreciate you even sharing. Keep it up and keep grinding

Hey Paolo, congrats. I sent you a DM on IG about being in Tokyo. I hope you will be kind enough to respond. Thanks.

I love this video! thank you for the content man! helped us out a lot in traveling in Tokyo!

I think we appreciate the way you present your content...so whatever you do I personally will follow all your channels. Awesome content...thank you.

So happy for you two's success! So thankful how you both gqve me all i needed to have the best, most-needed vacation of my life! I honestly could not have gotten over all of the fear of the unknown with you two!

Thanks so much for sharing your life, this is a very interesting video, you’re an awesome guy as is Maiko, you make a lovely couple!

I was at some of your favorite places lol that's cool wish I could of ran into you

Paolo, go ahead & syndicate all of your content and start pushing your content to facebook & other social media sites for more revenue. God Bless!! Mike

Oh wow we went to the same school! I got my MBA at Pepperdine.

Thank you for making such wholesome content. Much love from the PH!

Aww thank you Paolo and Maiko for this vlog

Dear Paolo, thanks! We had a magnificent time in Japan for the past 3 weeks. Also stayed in Isaribi, it was perfect!

Great Video, Thanks for insight in your life. Cheers.

It's the passion that made you successful, today. Your vlogs help me a lot when I planned coming to Japan for the first time this year. Hope to see more of your content about the country in the future. Maybe we can meet someday when I'm visiting there too.

If you continued crying I would’ve been balling my eyes out too! You deserve all the success Paolo! You inspire me.

Thank you for sharing your life story... (Btw, consider selling or even renting your app Pao :) (y) ) Cheers!

Hey Paolo. Have you thought of being a tour guide ??? Thanks

I knew it! You're a Filipino! It's good to see a kababayan excel! I really love Japan too and I really like your content and your channel! Keep it up! :)

MacBook のほうが 普及してるけど 日本はwindows の ユーザーも かなり いる 私もWindowsの ユーザーです なかなか Linux OS 安定してないので 乗り換え出来ません 現在 Ubuntu OS と 悪戦苦闘中(笑) Windows machineまだ もったいない

ちなみに わたしは Windows98se からの Windows ユーザーです

Very interesting story of your life. Glad you and Maiko found each other and can work together on what you like. I'm usually not so much into couple youtube channels but you two are so likeable. Keep that positive attitute - it's so much fun to watch you. Btw, I would prefer the name "Tokyo Zebra" for the new channel. I think it's pretty cool.

Thank you Paolo, this video and stories you told was more interesting than I thought. I subbed to the new channel and I'm looking forward to some stuff there :)

Hi Paolo & Maiko, I first watch your channel because i'm looking for food recommendation for my trip to Japan. And so, I would love to see more JAPAN travel video (other area outside of tokyo, kyoto, osaka) and also restaurant recommendation. Also, I notice that most of the filming happened during summer. Why not making videos about your favorite place / seasonal foods for each seasons? Just some input here :) And thank you for your recommendation. Keep up guys.

How about a day in a life of an animator.

Day in the life of an animator in japan?

More day in the life series plsssss ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Hey Paolo! I've watching your video for 3 years. Thank you for your content. I like it. Please do video about language school for foreigner in Japan like in Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo. Thanks

Paolo fromTOKYO I would call it de Guzman’s from Tokyo because Maiko deserves her name in bright lights, too! Lol It’s funny, I’ve been watching you for a couple years now and originally found you because I was looking for English bloggers who lived in Japan. I didn’t think I’d get invested in you personally, and yet I’m super stoked that you and Maiko found each other and have continued to grown together. Really cool to hear this insight. I still love Japan and still wanna see your other vids, too! ✌

Thank you for sharing Paolo!

Paolo, I've watched you since your early videos, don't worry I will keep supporting your channel, many others too (of course I already subbed)! And it's okay to cry sometimes, it means you have a heart and appreciate all the things you and Maiko have accomplished up until now! Cant wait for more of your Japan videos!

it's rarely to see a quality content like yours..keep it up man..

This was fascinating. Thanks for this!

My husband and I love your videos. Subscribed to your 2nd channel!!!

We love your videos, even our elementary age children! They were so helpful during our Japan adventure this past summer to Tokyo and Osaka. Keep doing what you do, you are so awesome!


Thank you so much guys for all the content and sharing your life with us! Love, from Canada (currently in Akihabara about to go crazy on shopping at Bic Camera based on your recommendations!)

Loved this video, so open and from the heart. keep doing this and I think you will gain many more fans.

Great video Paolo! Can you make a video of your lessons from your entrepreneurship and business? Great learning experience to hear from you!

Your story is a good one. When does the movie come out?

I've learned a great deal from your channel. I haven't been in Japan in two years and you channel has added to the list that keep my nostalgia appeased.

Why is hardly anyone in Japan making a sound concerning climate change (ondanka)??

It all started when u took a chance and moved to Tokyo.

Awesome video buddy!! This one was extremely satisfying to watch. I am a new subscriber, but I absolutely love your videos!! Thanks so much!!

This might be the best video yet man! I know we had alot of questions about your life but didnt want to pry so for you to share everything is truly awesome! We will always support your channels and your family. Thank you for opening the mystifying door of Japan to us and so many more!

I like this episode, thanks for sharing

you should have live streamed this

Trying to go to japan for my graduation any donation is appreciated https://www.gofundme.com/f/trip-to-japan-for-graduation

Love this! I remember finding your channel when I was looking for hotel reviews for places in Boracay. It helped me out a lot on choosing where to stay. Since then, been a fan of your content. I hope I can go to Tokyo one day and use your videos on knowing what places to go.

I'm so happy we are helping you make a living for yourself and Maiko, I live in Brazil and hope someday I can go and visit Japan

Awww you are the best. But Maiko? Maiko is a unicorn! ♥️

Yessss we need a vlog channel !!

Really liked a day in the series

I love your channel! This video was amazing! Thank you for being willing to open up to your fans! I hope and pray that your life continues to thrive!

Hearing the crows really is nostalgic and reminds me of Japan!

Dude! Finally in Japan your channel has been a life saver! Thank you!!!

Thanks Paolo. Your words are so motivating. "Life can bve over just like that." "If you stuck in something you're doing that you dont wanna do, you have a passion for something else, a dream to pursue, the best thing to do is just start ." "Just start, go and see what happen. Learn from experience."

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