Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Let’s talk about Jamaica or better yet, “Mek we talk bout Jamaica!”

As known to the world, Jamaica is one of Earth’s most beautiful countries, as far as landscape goes, and could be discussed to amazed adventurers and Bucket List tourists, in more than a million ways. And it is true, no photoshop edits and no hidden disclaimers are to its advertised beauty; Jamaica is simply a natural beautiful place.

But Jamaica is equally ugly among its inhabitants. This beautiful gem has been suffering for years from the gridlock of corruption.

For a Country, which is one of the world’s most desired and go-to tourist destinations, raking in millions of dollars annually, most of its residing residents continue to live below poverty line, resulting in frustration, aggression and an often render to crime and violence as solutions.

Still, this ugly nature within the island has never been successful in dimming the light of beauty which this country is made up of.

Warmth, kindness and friendly smiles remain unmoved from the faces of the majority; Jamaicans, who are proud to call this island, “The Land of My Birth” or simply “home”.

Let’s talk about Jamaica, its history, its current affairs, its culture, its changes. Mek We Talk Bout Jamaica, because a fi we place, whether we are there or temporarily living abroad. Let’s discuss every little issue as means of making our opinions heard as an influence of direction. Mek We Talk Bout Jamaica to show that we care. It’s simple: I talk about an issue, you agree or disagree, comment to start a reasoning because each one, teach one. And don’t forget to subscribe.

© Ian T. Sebàs 2019


We went to One Eighty Beach Club to spend the afternoon of our tenth anniversary on September 26, 2018. We were running late and sent an email explaining so, which was replied to, almost immediately, assuring us not to worry and by the time we arrived, checking in was smooth in respect to our reservation.

The reception area was welcoming, and both the checking-in staff and the cart driver were professional and friendly.

Unfortunately, we were unable to book the VIP area for our special day. Despite the website only allowing intended patrons to reserve a date and time, and not a chosen section, we were told that the VIP area was all booked up for the month of September.

Apart from that, the beach club is almost as accurately beautiful and relaxing as it is advertised. The grounds are kept extremely clean, but the waiters can be a little overwhelming, which may put a slight discomfort in the air; it is as if they are directed to force patrons to exhaust their spending limits as fast as possible. Before having a chance to be situated on the sunbed, they were consistently checking if we wanted something to eat or drink, and eventually after making our first order, they were still asking us if they could bring us another drink etc.

This may be their way of making you feel not wanting for anything, but it could also create some discomfort. In addition to your spending amount, there are taxes, which almost guarantee you paying out extra cash on top of your initial payment.

The changing room versus the toilets are still unclear; despite being directed to the changing room twice, in two different directions, we ended up in a toilet both times, so there’s still no certainty if there are changing rooms separate from the toilets or if they are both the same.

The atmosphere is very relaxing with great soundtracks being played in the background and the view of the ocean is just breathtakingly beautiful and priceless.

The pool is ok, but the edge area of the pool could be seen as overrated. The water was cloudy, therefore, to physically see what was underneath the glass wasn’t easy, but wear and tear of sills which held the glass were transparent and took away a lot from our great expectation.

The food was great, the beers we had were cold and the coconuts were refreshing.

We met one of the workers there, whose name was Swastika, and sparked a conversation based upon his name. He was equally friendly, with a great sense of humor, while being the most welcoming and warm host any beach club could have.

We would definitely return to the One Eighty Edge beach club for its vibe, its view, its food and drinks, and yeah, to chit-chat again with Swastika; overall, we had a great day.

© Ian T. Sebàs 2018

Many avid YouTubers and individuals, who have sparingly used the platform are frustrated and confused, after creating masterpieces of contents, but still failed to attain reasonable amount of views.

If you are guilty of this feeling, then you are one of the many, who have unfortunately been submerged and are being controlled by virtual reality, in particular, virtual number counts.

YouTube, like 99.9% of things on the internet (is and) isn’t real. This means that YouTube is an actual business in the real world, with offices made from physical constructive matters and are occupied by human beings, composited of blood, flesh and bones.

YouTube is a registered tax-paying company, like most today, who sells a whole lot of nothing, but with substantial value, and makes a ton of money from it.

The company allows individuals, such as myself, to create a free channel, where Account Holders upload videos of their choice, these videos are then stored on a virtual server owned by YouTube and are then accessible to anyone, who visits the YouTube website.

Sounds fun, right? And it actually is fun and entertaining, because on YouTube, a person browsing the website can now find endless videos of infinite topics to their liking. But if it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is; nothing in this world is free.

If a picture tells a thousand words, then a video tells a billion. For every video uploaded, YouTube and other organizations can acquire billions of data about the Uploader, the participants of the video, their location and so much more information, which most YouTubers may not see as relevant.

Then there is the business side of YouTube, in which the company sells advertisements, attached to videos being viewed, raking in handsome royalties, which is said to be shared with individual channel owners.

The concept appears straightforward, the more views a channel receives, the more money it generates; if YouTube gets paid, a channel owner is likely to get paid too. This makes “views” the most important asset of this registered company; views aka looking, aka sighting, aka the use of one’s eyes, aka visionary application.

It is genius! So much more genius than selling tap water in a fancy plastic bottle and labeling it as purified. If YouTube can sell a concept of views and people actually buy it, then YouTube is one step from being God-like.

Many YouTubers, mainly residents of the United States of America, have claimed to earn top dollars from YouTube, some have claimed to have earned millions. And this reality or bait have created a firestorm of hungry YouTube Creators, all in search of independent wealth.

But the more new YouTube Creators emerged, the more isolated views became. After all, the views were never real to begin with; I mean, if I am sitting in my office in Southeast Asia, along with five other colleagues, watching a video on Youtube, the video would never be accredited for being viewed by six different pairs of eyes, despite it being watched by me and my five friends.

So, the reality is, even though six people have seen the video, in the YouTube fairness era, it still would have said to be viewed once.

This is because reality and virtual reality are two extremely different things. Reality is the air we breathe, the food we eat, the pains we feel etc. and virtual reality is a man-made experience, which we mentally choose to submit our beliefs to.

For example, a person is at home, in their living room, sitting on a sofa and decides to put on a VR head-wear for the sake of entertainment, the head-wear immediately projects life-like images of attacking zombies, and despite the fact of being safely at home on a sofa, this individual, within seconds of wearing the head-gear chooses to forget what is real and submits fear to a virtual world.

YouTube views have that same affecting powers, on most, and because YouTube knows this, views are now being used to control emotions.

Content Creators, overnight, have given so much trust to YouTube, submerging themselves into a virtual world and being controlled by a published number.

The concept of cash for views is a very generous one, but the reality is that it could change the world’s economic framework. Some individuals and Countries are poor by design, and although poor, it does not make them less creative than those with wealth or of wealthy Countries, but (example) if an African wrestled four vicious lions, escaped without a scratch or defeat all four with bare hands, and this was caught on tape and uploaded to YouTube by that said African, such content would be of some interest to many, and it is not impossible to imagine it being viewed by millions, right?

Now consider a small percentage of the universal talents which exist in third-world countries, being uploaded to YouTube and the views which they would likely get. If YouTube should pay these people, it means a whole lot of unemployed people would suddenly have money, and this would change the dynamics of a set financial framework, throwing it off-balance.

YouTube numbers might be virtual, but it’s strategy is nothing new. For generations, students studied hard and sat exams, before being told that they failed, despite possessing brilliance in the particular subjects.

Not having a piece of paper, noting excellence has made many intelligent people believed that they are unqualified, while the reality of their actual knowledge still remains.

So, the next time you upload a video to YouTube, keep these facts in mind, apply your interest more into your actual content and forget about the published numbers of views; moreover, forget about the money, if it comes, it comes.

© Ian T. Sebàs 2018

Watch and learn about Jamaica’s passport powers and its visa-free zones, including the Caribbean Communities, a comparison to US and UK passports and commentary questioning the intelligence of Jamaicans with a suggestion that they were naive to allow sanctions of UK visas, while the Queen of England remains as Head of State.
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Elternabend The Movie has reached midway its production process and is due to be released early 2018.

This independent, non-profit documentary aims to highlight the events surrounding the 2-year legal battle, which was stemmed from charges of an alleged PTA-meeting absence and resulted in a family’s triumph, after narrowly escaping penalties of fines and incarceration.

The event made national news in Switzerland and some parts of Germany in September 2016.

An open invitation is now being offered to the general public, worldwide, especially to parents of school-attending children and grandchildren, to share their valued views on education, its institutions and infrastructures.

To participate, would be to substantiate the content of this documentary, and requires the volunteered participant(s) to submit a video message, sharing their opinion on the following three (3) questions.

1. How important is education to children?
2. How important are PTA Meetings?
3. How do you feel about a law which subject parents to fines or incarceration for being absent from a PTA Meeting?
*The submitted video must not exceed one minute. The video, if shot with a mobile phone, must be of a horizontal angle. **Please be aware that your footage will be published publicly (Youtube, NetFlix etc.) and that you will receive no royalty for your participation.** Footage can be emailed to THANK YOU!

© Ian T. Sebàs

Watch “Run 3” for free via YouTube channel Jaetho Sebastian and see one of Jaetho Production’s first single cam short film tryout.