Travel without travelling pt3: A Canadian Pokemon, a German Maid and More
If you still feel the need for escapism and anaesthetics for the soul and the normal regimen of Tales of Off World Colonies and heartbreak in Seoul no longer cuts it, here’s another compilation of content that will help you to travel without travelling, from Japan and Tokyo to NYC with a small detour into the world of watches. Read more about how to, in the year of the Virus, astrally project with the help of some great content creators on Youtube.
Read the third installment of Travel without Travelling.
XiaomaNYC – the polyglot next door
Have you ever wondered how fast you could learn a language… say Korean, in case you had a great genetic basis as well as the perfect methodology and technique to do so? No? You just haven’t met XiaomaNYC. Xiaoma lives in NYC and speaks perfect mandarin – to the point where Chinese are surprised by the level of language skills, both when it comes to pronounciation as well as having the vocabulary, grammar and skills to use colloquial language to great effect. This is Xiaoma. A NYC native who speaks excellent mandarin among many other languages. His content both takes you to different cultures as he can go pretty deep into various minority communities in New York as well as the content being recorded in New York also gets you a good street level reminder New York if you, like me, miss the city terribly.
Xiaoma is, simply put, a polyglot. A person with native language skills in multiple languages and a hard to explain talent for learning new languages. His content is mostly standard stuff with a few variations: getting into english conversations with Chinese speakers – then changing to flawless mandarin or cantonese mid-conversation. The settings may change and he sometimes brings along friends to vary the scenario a bit. It also bring the disbelief to another level when there are two or three people you just wouldn’t believe to be native level chinese speakers suddenly ordering different Chinese foods in a food court or complaining about the provinence of some obviously dodgy products.
Some fascinating content is also when Xiaoma attempts learning a new language in a very short frame. Xiaoma uses several techniques to learn a language in a time span that seems unbelievable when you just hear about it. And the content around this process is incredibly inspiring and enjoyable.
XiaomaNYC content ranges from the brief and slightly trivial but almost always entertaining, to some satisfying food outings and then some true hardcore linguistic and polyglot gymnastics. The channel gives you several dimensions of travelling without moving.