Browsing Tag: this

    Lunch Buffet in Tokyo Japan | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #8
    Articles, Blog

    Lunch Buffet in Tokyo Japan | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #8

    January 20, 2020

    In this video, We will enjoy eating lunch buffet
    at a restaurant in Odaiba and tour Aqua City Mall also in Odaiba Before heading out, we ate at Akarie It’s a restaurant in our hotel
    that serves lunch buffet Tokyo citizens dress so formally, don’t you think? They are always in business attire Their attitude is very professional as well Christian: “Can we get hot water? Hot…” Waitress: “Hot water is over there” Waitress: “So, this is poke, tomato and chicken,
    cream pasta, green curry” Christian: “What is this one?” Janelle: “これは何ですか。”
    “What is this?” Waitress: “ポケ魚”
    ”Fish” Janelle: “Fish” Waitress: “Pasta, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Omelette” Janelle: “Thank you! 🙂 Japanese are so nice The waitress translated the whole menu for us Look at the bar,
    it’s so colorful and healthy! We had to choose one main dish
    to enjoy the rest of the buffet We had some salad, soup, drinks and dessert This is the life 😌😋 Christian: “Let’s just eat here lunch?” “And eat enough so we don’t eat dinner anymore” Janelle: “No…. 😂” “I’ll still get really hungry. You know it 😂” Christian: “No!” Here’s our super yummy main dish How’s the food, Christian? Here’s a quick look around the restaurant I went back a couple of times
    to the buffet because, why not? 😛 OMG, what can I do to eat these again? We really enjoyed eating here I made a video about
    this restaurant in a previous video if you want to see more about
    this hotel and restaurant, click the card here A few moments later Later that day, we roamed around
    Aqua City Mall in Odaiba With Japan’s high labor costs, they can’t hire a receptionist So a robot is here at the reception Janelle: “Oh my god so scary! 😂” Robot: “I’m a late riser who doesn’t wake up until 9:00” “I go to bed around midnight” “I really love to sleep” “Oh my god, it’s looking at me 😂” She tilts her head to look around
    and blinks her eyes often imitating natural human gestures There’s a huge 100 yen shop in this mall
    and I roamed the whole thing It’s a popular store called Daiso A hundred yen is
    around one US dollar or fifty Philippine peso They sell a variety of items such as snacks, stationery, utensils, cutlery,
    plates, storage bins and many more Here are a few things I found here I will upload the whole shop tour in the next video You can subscribe to my channel if you want to see it Wait a minute, why are we suddenly in New York? Just kidding! We’re still here in Tokyo! and what you’re seeing is a replica of
    New York’s Statue of Liberty It’s the highlight of Aqua City mall. There’s a viewing deck in front of it
    if you want to get a photo We ate fries from this Hawaiian restaurant
    in the mall right in front of Lady Liberty The name of the restaurant is Kua`Aina Here’s how ther restaurant looks it’s pretty cozy and chill Why don’t we go and have a walk around Many Chinese tourists are here too as you can hear
    from the conversations in the background They came in buses and it got super crowded right away We took the train to get back to our hotel That’s pretty much our day By the way, if you want to see the
    locations I’ve mentioned in this video Check out the Google Maps links
    in the description below That’s it for this video!
    I hope you guys enjoyed it! Here are a few clips from the next video If you want to see the next videos of this trip Click the red button to subscribe Let me know if you enjoyed this video
    by leaving a thumbs up Do you have any questions
    that you want to ask from me? Let’s chat about it in the comment section! Thank you guys for watching!
    See you in the next video!

    Translink CMBC 2019 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 19036
    Articles, Blog

    Translink CMBC 2019 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 19036

    January 20, 2020

    Welcome to today’s video. In this one were riding the 95 B-Line with a few days prior to the Rapidbus takeover. Intro Music RapidBus bus stop pole are in place already on the day of filming this. This maybe the last time i’ll see this but if you like to see the SFU part (link in the description below) Here our ride for the trip to Kootenay Loop, 19036 a 2019 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 Next Stop: East Hastings Street at Nanaimo Street (B-Line chime) Next Stop: Renfew Street (B-Line Chime) (STOP REQUESTED) Next Stop: Kootenay Loop (Hi Martin) Driver: “uhhh attention everybody, just wanna make sure everyone is aware that this is a 95 to Kootenay Loop and last stop is coming up next, Have a great night, thank u” Next Stop: Kootenay Loop (Compass Reader beep) Outro Music

    AUDIO: Queens native Awkwafina voices the No. 7 subway train
    Articles, Blog

    AUDIO: Queens native Awkwafina voices the No. 7 subway train

    January 20, 2020

    – [Awkwafina] The next stop is: Hudson Yards, 34th Street. This is Hudson Yards, 34th Street. Hope you like weird architecture! The next stop is: Times Square, 42nd Street. This is Time Square 42nd Street, where New Yorkers go to relax. The next stop is: Grand Central 42nd Street. This is Grand Central 42nd Street. Go for the trains, stay
    for the large clock. The next stop is: Fifth Avenue-Bryant Park. This is Fifth Avenue-Bryant Park. The New York Public Library is here! If you enjoy books. This is Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue. Hey fellas, stop manspreading! Thanks, and have a great day. This is Hunterspoint Avenue. A friendly reminder that
    seats are for people, not your bags. This is Court Square. Please remember, poles are for hands only! This is Queensboro Plaza. Stand clear of the closing doors, please. That means, get your entire
    body in the train, now! This is 33rd Street. In other news, the number
    33 is a palindrome! Wait, can numbers be palindromes? This is 40th Street. I don’t wanna say it’s my favorite street, but it’s definitely in my “top 40.” This is 46th Street,
    which is a lucky number! I just learned that on the internet. Also learned that pigeons and doves are the same thing, what!? This is 46th Street. A friendly reminder that
    if the train is crowded, keep your dance routine to yourself! This is 52nd Street. If this is your stop, and you’re asleep, well, that sucks. This is Woodside, 61st Street. Please help us keep the subway clean! Just the inside though, don’t go crazy. This is 69th Street, which is definitely, definitely
    not funny in any way. This is 74th Street-Broadway. Please remember to use headphones
    when listening to music, even if your playlist is straight fire. This is 82nd Street-Jackson Heights. And please remember, a train car is the worst place to clip your toenails. This is 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue. This is Junction Boulevard. This is 103rd Street-Corona Plaza. And no, this is not
    where the beer is made. This is 111th Street. That’s a lotta one’s! This is Mets-Willets Point,
    home of the New York Mets! This is Mets-Willets Point, home of the Mets! I love the Mets, cause I’m from Queens! And you’re riding the 7 train. The next and last stop
    is: Flushing-Main Street. Please exit the train, unless you wanna go back
    to where you came from. This is a Manhattan-bound 7 train. This is a Manhattan-bound 7 Express train, as in, the opposite of a local train! This is a Manhattan-bound 7 Local train. All the stops, baby! This is a Queens-bound 7 train. This is a Queens-bound 7 Express train, as in, the opposite of a local train! This is a Queens-bound 7 Local train. All the stops, baby! This is a 34th Street-Hudson
    Yards-bound 7 train. Transfers available to
    the E, F, M and R trains. Transfer to the Q47 and
    the LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to Q53 Select Bus Service. If you’re transferring to a bus to LaGuardia Airport, good luck! I hope you make your flight. Transfers available to the 7 Local train. Transfer to the LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service. Connection is available
    the Long Island Rail Road. If you’re heading to
    LaGuardia Airport, good luck! I hope you make your flight. Transfers available to E, F and R trains. Transfer to the Q47 and LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service
    to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service. If you’re transferring to a bus to LaGuardia Airport, good luck! I hope you make your flight. Transfers available to
    the 7 Express train. Transfer to the LaGuardia Link, Q70 Select Bus Service
    to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service. Connection is available
    to Long Island Rail Road. Or just go get a coffee. You didn’t have to transfer anywhere! I still love you. Transfers available to
    the LaGuardia Link Q70 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service. Connection is available
    to Long Island Rail Road. Listen, I can’t help you once you get to Long Island, that’s on you. Transfers available to the E and F trains. Transfer to the LaGuardia
    Link Q70 Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport. Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service. Tell them Awkwafina sent you! You won’t get a discount or
    anything, I just miss ’em.

    (Amtrak/MARC Test Train) Metro North & Amtrak Saturday Railfanning at Philipse Manor
    Articles, Blog

    (Amtrak/MARC Test Train) Metro North & Amtrak Saturday Railfanning at Philipse Manor

    January 20, 2020

    Train #8713 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough Train #8720 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Grand Central The next station is Tarrytown. Train #8715 : This station is Philpse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough. Train #8724 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Grand Central The next station is Tarrytown. Train #8723 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough.

    مذكرة النقاط | تخطيطي للعام الجديد | Bullet Journal Set up 2020
    Articles, Blog

    مذكرة النقاط | تخطيطي للعام الجديد | Bullet Journal Set up 2020

    January 19, 2020

    Hello again in this new Bullet Journal video This is the 2020 Bullet Journal set up I’m starting with the key After trying different combinations these are the symbols that work best for me The theme for this set up is an Art Deco theme to celebrate the twenties Next the index I usually have many collections in my Bullet Journal I need an index to keep track of them The future log I’ll keep all my appointments and events in this log This page is empty for now it’s either an affirmation page or a quote page My goals for the year 2020 I divided my goals into six sections The monthly expenses 12 boxes, one for each month They’ll work as tick boxes And the savings Thank you for watching

    DELHI TO KARTARPUR CORRIDOR IN 200 Rs : My Train to Pakistan
    Articles, Blog

    DELHI TO KARTARPUR CORRIDOR IN 200 Rs : My Train to Pakistan

    January 18, 2020

    To reach Kartarpur corridor (Dera Baba Nanak) from Delhi There are many modes of transportation including direct flights and buses (to Amritsar) But I am going to travel on a train The reason behind is… I got the ETA (or permission to travel to Kartarpur) just 2 days back Then I started searching for seat availability in trains There was only one train left with a few seats available in the ‘II class’ coach This train runs between Delhi and Amritsar It takes 8 hours and Rs.190 I don’t think there is any cheaper way to travel between Delhi and Amritsar than this I was initially planning to travel in an AC compartment but because only 2 days were left for the journey there was no seat availability in AC trains Today is Friday and trains towards Chandigarh and Amritsar are usually full in the weekends These two friends have brought me to this place They are sharing important information about this place They are locals from Amritsar They are Indrajeet and Manbeer I am enjoying their company I wanted to start my Kartarpur’s trip from Amritsar Because here is the most prominent Gurdwara of Sikhism I’m talking about the Golden Temple or the Harmandir Sahib It’s just in front of me Mr Manveer is going to drop me somewhere on his two-wheeler He will help me in getting an auto-rickshaw That shared auto will take me to Verka railway station in just Rs.10 This is the speciality of our country Thanks for being a part of this video I don’t know how to do vlogging in such situations! Sometimes I get nervous because of such people staring at me That’s with the Golden Temple behind me and here is my hostel I got a discounted price of Rs.202.50 through Otherwise, it was costing Rs.250 Location of this hostel is quite good Jallianwala Bagh is hardly a 100 metres away from this place And Golden Temple is almost 200 m away There are many hotels in this location SIR, WHAT WOULD BE THE COST OF THIS CAMERA? 150 g of Roasted chickpeas costs Rs.20 Okay! this is 160 g (not 150)! The train ticket from Verka to Dera Baba Nanak cost Rs.15 Next train will depart at 1:40 PM This is Verka junction railway station If you are also planning to visit Kartarpur from Delhi Then you should know that the nearest major city for Kartarpur Sahib is Amritsar There are many direct flights, trains and buses for Amritsar However the most comfortable and budget friendly way to travel is a train If you also want to take a train Then prefer a train which arrives Amritsar at 3 or 4 AM Because you can catch another train at 4:15 AM from Amritsar which will take you to Dera Baba Nanak this direct train to Dera Baba Nanak will charge you Rs.15 so basically you are doing a night journey from Delhi to Amritsar By 6 AM you will reach Dera Baba Nanak from there you can start your journey to Kartarpur at 8 AM There are only 4 trains to reach Dera Baba Nanak 1 is available from Amritsar and the rest 3 are from Verka now its 1:20 PM and the train behind me will depart at 1:40 PM (to Dera Baba Nanak) So the first train to DBN from this station leaves around 11:30 AM Second departs at 1:40 p.m. and the third around 4:30 PM It takes one and half hours to reach Dera Baba Nanak from Verka Total distance from Amritsar to Verka is 8 km You can travel by road or trains to reach here from where this train has arrived? oh! This has come from Amritsar The best things about train journeys are You can see the real countryside and meet locals I prefer trains over flights for a more authentic travel experience there are very few people in this train It’s 3:15 PM and I am about to reach Dera Baba Nanak this one and half hour long journey was very comfortable and scenic I wish there is a direct train from Delhi to Dera Baba Nanak Even from Amritsar, there is only one direct train to Dera Baba Nanak I suggest these three trains starting from Verka should be extended to Amritsar This will be convenient for the visitors travelling to Kartarpur Now let me introduce you with Mr Surender Can you please come here? He is a local from Dera Baba Nanak He has shared a very important piece of information there is a free bus service from Dera Baba Nanak railway station to Darbar Sahib Gurdwara that is a yellow coloured bus There are two major gurudwaras in Dera Baba Nanak First is Chola Sahib According to him a robe of Guru Nanak is kept at Chola Sahib Gurudwara Besides that, there is another Gurudwara called Darbar Sahib Gurudwara You can get rooms in Darbar Sahib Gurudwara It is also closer to the border Thanks a lot for sharing this information with us we have reached now Mr Surender has shared another information This railway track earlier used to connect with Pakistan Towards Lahore “This station was built during British rule” The gentle policeman asked me to rush as the yellow bus is going to leave now This is the free bus service which connects the railway station with Darbar Sahib Gurudwara It took almost 10 minutes to reach the Gurudwara Mr Yogendra shared that this bus also takes you to the border point at 8 AM It comes back at 2:30 PM And then again it goes back to the railway station From there you can get a train to Verka So this is indeed a good initiative for people travelling to the railway station and the border check post Visitors can also get rooms to stay For single visitors like me, they provide a hall instead of a room “You can store your luggage in the cloakroom” This is an open Hall And here are the rooms Yes I am a YouTuber “I am one of your subscribers” “I am happy to meet you here” I am even happier that you recognised me “I have come from Anandpur Sahib” “Tomorrow I am going to visit Kartarpur” I will also go with you “She is my mother” There is a famous and historical Gurdwara in Anandpur Sahib The world will become a better place if people from all the religion stay together in harmony I have started experiencing the positivity here which I am expecting from Pakistan tomorrow You people are so positive “Even we are going to visit tomorrow. let’s go together” I’m so happy now it’s 5:15 PM and I have come to visit the local market Suddenly, I heard someone calling me This gentleman has come all the way from Kota to meet me He is Manish “I just came to meet him” “I am one of his greatest Bhakts” I don’t have any Bhakts. They belong to someone else “After my parents, I love him a lot” Thanks a lot for this honour (Random chitchat) Let me share this this is room no. 30 also called “the hall” Single male visitors like me, Manish or sir are usually allowed to stay in such halls However, if you’re travelling with your family Then you can get a private room However, this isn’t bad. In fact here I can interact with a lot of people If you can come out of your comfort zone then you can enjoy such travelling experiences If you don’t like this then you are always welcome to stay in the hotels In most of the Gurudwaras in India, you might get to stay in such halls if you’re travelling solo If you’re okay with this then you are always welcome in the Gurudwaras its 10:30 AM. another new day I’m still in the same Gurudwara The first day I stayed in the hall for free. The second day I got a private room for Rs.200 after I got up I was going to refill my water bottle There is a water cooler for filtered water in this premise While I was going I saw someone waiting for me “I have come here especially to meet him” The way he met me was very overwhelming After meeting him I just kept thinking about him People like him always makes me realize that I am one of the most blessed ones in this world who is liked and loved by so many people “I planned my trip to Malaysia just because of him” “His videos inspired me to travel” “He is the only reason behind my trip to Malaysia” “He told in his videos that knowing English is not mandatory to travel the world” “After Malaysia, I visited Singapore just because of him” Thanks for sharing this. I am glad that my videos helped you He also surprised me when I was visiting the market He suddenly came to me and said that I have come to meet you from Kota But now Manish is leaving for Kota I’m happy to meet him as well Thanks to all of you for meeting me in such a lovely way These ladies are now preparing food (Langar) Is this Gurudwara Chola Sahib? its 5:30 PM Time to finish this trip I have refilled my water bottle And now these people have offered me a ride to the bus terminal “Brother, where are you from?” I am from Delhi “But Delhi is a city!” Yes, it is a city ok. bye Sat sri akal This gentleman is although going to Amritsar But I cannot travel on his bike with this trolley That is why he is going to drop me to the bus terminal lets see how will be the journey from Dera Baba Nanak to Delhi! I am paying Rs.1,110 from Amritsar to Delhi in this Volvo bus “I wanted to meet you” He’s from Hyderabad Today he visited Kartarpur How was your experience? “It was truly amazing” What a pleasant way to finish this trip!

    I Crashed My Lionel Polar Express Train Set!
    Articles, Blog

    I Crashed My Lionel Polar Express Train Set!

    January 17, 2020

    The UPS guy brought me something interesting today. It’s a very inexpensive G scale model train set.
    One of my YouTube viewers told me about it. Now, if you were to buy a G scale starter
    set from a company like LGB… That would typically set you back three or four
    hundred dollars, but this set was under a hundred. That’s so cheap, I figured what the heck!
    Let’s just order one I’ll make
    a video about it for YouTube. But there is, of course, a catch.
    In fact, there’s several catches! So, let’s just unbox it. We’ll take a look at it
    and see what kind of compromises that they had
    to make to get the price under $100. This is a Polar Express train set.
    You know, the classic Christmas story…
    started as a book in 1985… And then became an animated
    movie with Tom Hanks in 2004. Now I’m pretty sure that Lionel didn’t design
    this for a 60 year old guy like me to add to
    his collection of G scale model trains. I think the idea was more that a 60 year old guy like me
    would buy it for his four-year-old grandchild as a way
    to introduce them into model trains. I didn’t even know that Lionel made G-scale stuff at all.
    I thought they were just in to O and HO. But since they say that this is G scale,
    I’m hoping that I can get it to run on my big layout… That’s made up of LGB-brand metal track.
    Let’s see if it works! So, what comes in the box is the locomotive and
    a tender, and then two of these passenger cars… A remote control to operate it,
    and a whole bunch of this plastic track. Now this is one of the big compromises
    that they’ve made.
    It’s plastic. It doesn’t conduct electricity. This kind of locomotive doesn’t get
    electricity through the rails like a
    normal G scale train would get. This has a bunch of batteries inside of it.
    Six C cell batteries to run it… And then two more AA batteries in the
    remote control to operate that. So, it’s not getting power through the track
    like a regular G-scale locomotive would. Now, speaking of regular G-scale locomotives, OK… This may look good here by itself,
    but when you put it up against a
    real LGB-brand G-scale locomotive… You can see that we’re talking
    about a big difference in size. And I don’t know if it comes across on camera,
    but a huge difference in quality. As you would expect…
    This being a hundred dollar set,
    and this being about a $900 locomotive on its own. But this is like toy quality,
    and this is the genuine article right here. But the question that’s killing me…
    and especially more so now that I see
    the size difference between these two locomotives… They say that this is a G-scale set.
    I’m really wondering…
    Is this going to run on my LGB track?
    Let’s find out! Here’s the locomotive.
    Let me line it up with the track. Oh no!
    Oh, it looked good on this side
    when I lined this side up. But it is totally hanging off the side over here. This is not standard G scale width.
    This is wider than regular G-scale. It doesn’t fit on that track.
    So, I’m not going to be able to lay my…
    I’ve got hundreds of feet of LGB track… I’m not going to be able to
    run this on that.
    It’s… it’s just a different size. That is a big problem, because I was really hoping
    to be able to run this under battery power
    on all my existing track. So, now I’m going to have to
    put this plastic track together
    and run it as a whole separate thing… Independent from the rest of my G-scale stuff.
    That’s too bad, and that’s a disappointment. OK, I’ve got it all set up.
    We’re going to make it work. The true test for me of whether
    something is designed well… Is whether you can make it work without reading
    the owner’s manual and without any tools. And unfortunately, this failed on both counts.
    I needed a Phillips screwdriver… To be able to open the battery compartment on
    the locomotive and also to be able to open the
    battery compartment on the remote control. And the other thing was
    I couldn’t figure out how the batteries
    went into the locomotive. So, I did have to read the owner’s manual
    to figure that out. So, that was a fail there. But now it should be all set to go.
    So, we’re going to power it on. There’s a power switch on the locomotive itself,
    and also on the remote control. If you turn on the power switch on the locomotive,
    it beeps like that until you turn on
    the power switch on the remote control. Now, the fun part! OK, on the remote you’ve got some controls. (bell clangs) A bell. Nice sound effects! (steam whistle blows) A steam whistle.
    Another good sound effect! And check this out! (Conductor announcement)
    That’s fun. Now we can either turn it to forward or to reverse. And there’s not enough room on my kitchen table here
    to make a full loop… So, I hope it’s very responsive after I start it and
    then try to stop it before it runs off the end of the table. (Sound of steam train chugging) OH! (laughing)
    For a minute there, I thought it was going
    to go right off the end! When I turned it to off,
    it didn’t immediately stop.
    But it stopped in time. All right, here’s reverse. (sound of steam train chugging) Nice steam train sounds there.
    All right, so I like that. So, I guess the next step is we’ll set it up on the floor.
    I’ll use all the track that came with the set. It’s enough track to go around
    a Christmas tree at Christmas time.
    I’m pretty sure that’s what the whole point is. (Conductor announcement)
    THIS IS THE POLAR EXPRESS! (sound of steam train chugging and whistle blowing) Even though I’m disappointed that I can’t run
    this supposed G-scale train on my
    existing G-scale tracks… I have to admit that once I put the Lionel tracks
    down on my living room floor and started
    running the train, I had fun. For less than $100, it’s certainly a tremendous value. The working headlight on the front of
    the locomotive is a nice touch. The best part is the sound.
    The “all aboard” announcement is fun and
    the bell and whistle sound effects are even better. (Sound of a steam train whistle) Also, the chugging sound of the train in motion. Now you certainly get much better sound effects
    on a real G-scale setup,
    but at this price what you get really is impressive. One other feature I haven’t mentioned yet
    is that the locomotive can operate at
    your choice of three speeds. I’ve been running it at the low speed, so far. Here’s the medium speed. (Chugging sound is faster than before) And now here is the highest
    speed setting for the locomotive. (Chugging sound is even faster than before) Of course, you use the remote control to set the speed.
    Once you’ve picked the speed you want… You can set the remote control down and
    the train will just keep operating at that speed. I have no idea how long it would go
    on one set of batteries. I would definitely look into
    buying some rechargeables if I was you. One negative thing that jumps out at me
    is the way the train lurches to a start
    when you first start it moving. (Sound of a steam train whistle) That’s a very unrealistic start up.
    Too bad they couldn’t figure out a way to get it to
    gradually start moving from the stopped position. That’s a problem you wouldn’t have
    if you had spent three or four times the cost
    of this set to get a real G scale starter set. Now, because running this train around and around
    this oval over and over again
    gets a little boring after a while… Be aware that you can buy
    more of this plastic track and even switches. And it’s all pretty affordable
    since it’s all made from plastic.
    It seems pretty durable, too. (Sound of the train’s bell) You know that it’s just a matter of time
    before any kid you give this set to
    will stage a train crash on purpose! So, for my big finale…
    let’s do a train crash! I know…
    that wasn’t a very good train crash. Seemed like a funny idea.
    Maybe it would be funnier with music… (Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” plays and repeated
    train crashes are synchronized with the cannon sounds) 20 years of experience editing videos
    and I think I finally nailed one! Well, in the end, this inexpensive little
    toy train set did win me over . If you’ve got a budget of $100
    and want to give a really great gift
    to some four to ten year old kid… I think you’d be hard-pressed to do better than this. Now, I think it goes without saying…
    but I’ll say it anyway… Don’t buy this for an adult
    and don’t buy this for anyone that
    already owns some real G scale track. But if you’ve got a kid, or a grandkid,
    or a niece or a nephew in that
    four to ten year old age group… Or even if you don’t,
    but you like the idea of running
    a train around the Christmas tree… …without investing three to four hundred dollars
    or more in a real G scale setup… I think I really can recommend
    Lionel’s Polar Express train set to you. I just refuse to say that it’s G scale,
    because it really isn’t. Now if you want to buy
    one of these Polar Express train sets,
    just click on the link that should
    be on screen right now Or if you don’t see a link on the screen,
    look below in the description or the comments. Also, if you know someone that you think might be
    interested in one of these bargain-priced train sets… Click on the “share” button
    and share this video with them. The “share” button is the one that looks
    like an arrow with a goofy hook to it. Of course, I’ve got many more videos planned
    for the coming months, so subscribe to my channel
    if you want to make sure that you don’t miss any. I’ll continue to make videos about model trains… But I’ve also got some really interesting vacations coming up on cruise ships.
    So, there’ll be some new cruise videos coming this Fall. For now, I’ll leave you with
    four suggested videos to take a look at… Three about model trains, and one about an amazing vacation we took on a cruise ship earlier this year. I’m Jim Zim.
    Leave a comment in the video, if you’d like.
    I read them all! It’s always interesting to hear what
    people have to say about these videos.

    Strange Japan: Unexpected Travel Stories and a Train Trip to Nagoya 変なニッポン:思いがけないこと
    Articles, Blog

    Strange Japan: Unexpected Travel Stories and a Train Trip to Nagoya 変なニッポン:思いがけないこと

    January 17, 2020

    this is a first for me
    it’s a bunch of kids in here they’re all looking at me this really cleared out I think they wanted to say hi. Hi this is
    Anming here and a lot of strange things happen to me on a daily basis like you
    just saw maybe it’s because I’m from Maybe it’s because I’m from Michigan or maybe it’s because I’ve been a grad student abroad I kind of lived in Tokyo and Shanghai at the same time so
    I’ve been on a lot of trips and one thing I’ve come to know is you can’t
    control everything so expect the unexpected and I did some research in
    Nagoya I bought these expensive bullet train tickets and after the research was
    done there was only one thing I wanted to do see the castle it’s the only thing
    to see in Nagoya and that was what we wanted to do so this is our story of
    trying to see this darn castle. This is really anticlimactic
    I thought it was gonna come right away It’s gonna come like this second I turn the
    camera off it’s usually how it works it’s coming You gotta get on and you have to get on
    fast or it’s gonna leave without you. now it’s time for a on the Sinkansen. And we got something really special today. this is a Pikachu doughnut it’s really
    cute you can eat you can have a bite of
    Pikachu’s little butthole. I’m sorry, that was a terrible thing to say. But that’s really what it is. Here, you can have a Pikachu butt. This is my Pikachu butt. Your Pikachu butt is inside. What happened to your guy? It’s broken. And as usual, I’m eating it like a child. And I got it all over. my gosh how I just made such a mess I
    can’t even eat like a normal human being You know they don’t make this easy to eat. There’s pieces falling all over this is an eyeball We are stopping at Nagoya Station. Welcome to Nagoya. This is where we are. Right now and it’s cold. Here I am at Nagoya castle. Which is basically the only thing to see in Nagoya. That’s right. This big of a city only has one tourist attraction. And this is it. So once you see this you can go home. Because there’s nothing else. But it’s pretty cool. There’s a lot of castle’s in Japan. I think this is the third one I’ve been to. I went to Osaka Jo, Odawara Jo, and this is the third one Nagoya Jo. So
    pretty nice day too got lucky By this point my expectations for this castle
    were like sky high was like Nagoya this is gonna be a really sexy trip but then
    reality hit in We came here just before closing time. Can we still get in? Better late than never. maybe they’ll let us in out of pity apparently we’re too late well that’s
    what you get for not making it on time Now we know. You cannot enter it at this time. It’s under construction. This was a total flashback to other trips in Japan that
    went in an unexpected way like kiyomizu temple in 2016
    closed due to construction couldn’t see anything and Shuri castle in 2019
    caught on fire burned to the ground absolutely destroyed so how do you turn
    a fail into a win in this situation I suggest you gotta stay positive it helps We’re having fun. I think there’s some greenery. today the guy from National Geographic
    is following me again he brought his camera you’re getting
    paid for this right you should be paid You’re doing a lot of work. At the end of the day I did not get to see inside that castle but that’s okay I’ll live
    that brings us to our comment for today what unexpected things have happened to
    you on vacation leave your comment below and thank you for watching
    see you next time

    Frozen River| Harbin| SonghuaRiver|Ice&Snow Festival 2020| ZhongyangStreet| China
    Articles, Blog

    Frozen River| Harbin| SonghuaRiver|Ice&Snow Festival 2020| ZhongyangStreet| China

    January 17, 2020

    Hello all, welcome all to HA Couple vlogs Ha ha , don’t get confused, we are here and we dressed heavy to survive -30 Deg C Its so cold, even we dressed very thick but still feel cold So, today we are going to see the frozen Songhua river As we discussed in last episode, the river is completely transformed to ice in winter season We are going to jump inside that frozen river so … Ok…. This is “中央大街” / Zhong yang da jie / Central Street, constructed like Russian streets This street starts here towards a big river at the end of the street that is a big river and is wider more than 1 – 1.5 Km approximately the length of the river makes her position to top 5th longest river in China. The main specialty of this river is, on winter season it is transformed to frozen river music!! The train made of ice!!! These ice are taken out from that frozen river All this ice are cutout from that frozen river Aiyyy!! Did you get any idea about this thing This is a Snow sculpture, fully made of snow, very big snow sculpture So, lets jump to river ok?? So cold, its freezing guys Hey girl!! do you feel cold? (laughing) we are totally frozen !!! We can get to riverside through this underground way music !!! We are crossing the road using this underway here we can see the supermarkets and shopping mall they are mostly selling branded items, we can see all if we walk over this way But we need to walk out this way to reach on riverside We can see see the activities inside the river, but i cant handle camera well because my hands are freezing We are on the way and near to river side Ice sculpture !! there are lot of ice sculptures built on sides of this street We cant walk well because of the heavy dressing ohhhhh We wear 4 layers inside this jacket There is another cap inside this winter cap That day we came in this shopping mall to watch Chinese remake of Malayalam movie “Drishyam” We are going to catch back our ICE throne (ordering like a king ) My queen come here, please come to our throne just kidding last time when we came here the constructuin of this ice sculptures was on progressing that day (2 weeks ago) now !!! music !!! Ha ha We are standing in front of a big ice sculpture Did you gays remember, in our last episode we see the progressing and details of building this sculptures now it becomes so beautiful how do you feel all this ice are cutout from the frozen river so lets go and see that river come on !! We have planned to directly jump inside the river if possible we can have a swim and bath in river so ready to dive into river These are snow sculptures, fully made of snow these are the activities on riverside take the ticket and slide down to river ayyyeee, do you wanna jump in to river we can take soap, towels and a bucket She: “bucket” !! for what ??? (laughing) step down, step down …. where are you going ?? music !!! woooooowwwwwww here is how do you feel ??? this big river get frozen.. our eyes can’t reach across the river She: I am going place my legs to river music !!! we are now inside the river Ice, (water in river turned ice) I think he is sleeping there Polar bear, bear, bear !!! ohh my goodness, we re seeing a river dear friends can you see the activities inside this river music !!! It is made like a dolphin swiming inside the waves [laugh] can you imagine, we are walking in a river we just start from there and now we even not walked 25% of this river did you ever think about, in winter time the rivers are frozen so how does the living beings in the river can survive ?? examples; fishes and other living things inside water do you know what happens to those livings we need to know such facts !! We know, ice is solid state, but we cant say this river is in solid state because the density of ice is lower than water So the ice always float on water so we can say, in winter time, the water transformed to ice and float on upper layer of this river its approximately 6 feet ice layer is floating over river consider if we put some ice cubes in a glass of water, we can see ice always tends to float on water Same theory is here for this big river also the upper layer of this river is covered with ice with a layer of ice with a thickness of maximum 8 feet (aprox) so the living beings of this river are protected and happily living in water beneath this upper layer of ice in my childhood I thought in winter the fishes in river will suddenly transformed to ice and they will die. no !!! It was wrong .. actually they all are leaving happily and safe under the upper layer of this ice. we are just standing on a layer of ice that do not allow further freezing of water under it [snow bike riding on frozen Songhua river, Harbin, China] [sound of snow ride] [motor car/bike] Hope you enjoyed this episode if you are still not a family member, join our family by subscribing to this channel so dear all, please watch video, like the video if you liked it, comment your reviews and She: Please do subscribe, yeh also please do best ti support us we can meet in next episodes with more more more beautiful scenes Wish you all a wonderful life, Thank you all…

    Austin F1 COTA Track Preview – /DRIVEN
    Articles, Blog

    Austin F1 COTA Track Preview – /DRIVEN

    January 17, 2020

    SPEAKER 1: Two years,
    ago admit it. You never thought this place
    was actually going to be built, a new FIA Spec Formula
    One racetrack that sprung up in the heartland of Texas. This is the Circuit of the
    Americas, the newest and most modern motorsports facility in
    North America, and unlike Korea or India, it’s actually
    done weeks ahead of its inaugural Grand Prix. MIKE MUSTO: We’re very lucky
    because we’re actually one of the first crews allowed on here,
    to not only experience the circuit to some extent,
    but to bring it to you guys at home. STEVE CARPINO: Today,
    we’re here at this Circuit of the Americas. It’s a new racetrack in Austin,
    Texas, really designed for Formula One racing. Now, Pirelli has got a really
    close link to Formula One for many years, particularly in
    the last couple years. We’re actually the supplier
    of the tire that’s run on all the cars. MIKE MUSTO: And so the facility
    itself is just simply mind boggling. If you look at the grandstands
    the grandstands alone are going to hold 9,000 people. All the temporary seating, up
    and around that you can see over here, you’re talking
    upwards of 100,000 people, and this thing’s going to be
    packed on race day. MIKE MUSTO: So we’re standing
    at pit exit. We’re also standing at the
    end of the straightaway. Now, this straightaway is almost
    3/4 of a mile long. I believe it’s 0.64 of a mile
    if I’m not mistaken. Guys are going to be coming
    up here at speed, on the throttle, braking really hard,
    diving into that first corner. This is going to be commonplace
    at this circuit, and we’re looking so forward
    to seeing this stuff on a weekend basis here. OK, so here we go. This is actually our first lap
    ever, at the Circuit in the Americas, down in
    Austin, Texas. Now heading up the hill, left
    hander turning in, of following the pace truck, but
    that’s absolutely OK. Dropping it down into
    a downhill right. Now, the great part about this
    track is the visibility. You can see everywhere you’re
    going and you’ve got loads and loads of run-off. The other part is, you’ve got a
    lot a real estate out here. You can actually use this track,
    where there are some tracks that are somewhat,
    well, small and you feel confined. You don’t get that here. You can go in, you can turn in,
    you can see where you’re going, and the track
    feels great. This is also a very, very
    technical track. This track is 3.4 miles
    with 20 turns. That’s a lot. So you’re wheeling this track. It’s not like it’s
    a Sunday drive. And you’re not going to learn it
    after one, two, three laps. It’s going to take you time
    to master this track. That’s going to be the coolest
    part about the F1 season. Think about that. I actually have more seat time
    on this track than some of the F1 drivers. SPEAKER 1: This year, Driven’s
    been fortunate enough to gain access to behind the scenes in
    Formula One thanks to Pirelli. They’ve been one of our biggest supporters behind the scenes. With their reemergence into
    Formula One, the brand has made huge investments into
    new tire compounds. Those black things around your
    wheels may look unattractive, but as car technology improves,
    the weakest link in the chain will always be
    the limiting factor. And unlike many things in
    the auto industry, the trickle-down technology
    from race tire to street tire is real. MIKE MUSTO: OK, so we’re down
    here in Austin, Texas right now filming on Pirelli’s new P7
    Cinturato All Season tire. This is an all season tire,
    which means it’s got a 700 treadwear rating. So should we be on a
    track with this? Well technically it’s not
    the most ideal place for this tire to be. But let me tell you something. It’s not doing bad, and that’s
    the most surprising part about this car. The wet weather traction on
    these tires is fantastic. In fact, it’s one of the
    best wet weather tires I’ve been on. I’ve got a lot of miles on a
    Conti BW, which prior to this, I thought, was one of
    the best wet weather tires I’ve been on. This, to be honest with you,
    eclipses that, which is quite impressive. OK, so what we’re going to do
    right now, is we’re going to do a relatively high speed run,
    up to about 45, 50 miles an hour and go onto a wet zone,
    slam the brakes, and see how well the tires actually
    disperse the water underneath this. We’re going to see if the car
    slides around a little bit or if I can control it. Let’s see how this works, OK? So, hard on the gas,
    bringing it up. Well, I’m just doing about
    45 miles an hour. To the cones, slam on the
    brakes, no problem. We’re coming up to another
    one up here, which is on a left hander. We’re going to do
    the same thing. We’re going to bring it up to
    about, let’s see, oh about 50 miles an hour, go in if
    I can see the cone, hit the brake, turn. Now, just because you don’t
    think you’re going to have a panic stop situation,
    that doesn’t mean you’re not going to. Accidents happen because, well, they’re called accidents. You don’t know when they’re
    going to happen. You don’t know when you’re
    going to do a panic stop. But you have to understand that
    the tires that you have on your car make the difference
    between a big repair bill and no
    repair bill. So just try to keep
    that in mind. SPEAKER 1: While we enjoyed
    testing that durability of the new Pirelli P7s on track, we
    were even more thrilled to visit the Circuit
    of the Americas. There’s no doubt excitement is
    building in Austin, and we’re just glad we could bring you
    an inside look at the track prior to race day.