What camera do you use?
I use the Canon EOS 700D (aka Rebel T5i) for both my videos and the photos on my blog, along with either the kit lens or my 50mm/1.8f. For vlogging I use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55, but I don’t recommend it. There are far better vlogging cameras out there.
Where are you from?
I was born in Slovakia, but have spent all my life in the Netherlands. I am currently living in the beautiful city of Utrecht.
What is your job?
At the moment, my primary focus is on blogging and making videos. Most of the money I make with this comes from advertisement. When you read my blog posts or watch my videos, you will notice little ads popping up here and there. Companies pay Google to insert those advertisements around my content, and Google pays me a small portion of that for letting them have that exposure on my page.
I also sometimes do what is known as ‘sponsored posts’, which means that a company has paid me to make a video or blog post about their product. Whenever I do this I want you to know that I will only accept offers from companies that I truly believe in, and that anything I say in that post or video is 100% genuine. (By the way, in most cases companies send me their products but don’t pay me to do a post. I will only talk about products I really love!)
Besides that, I do some work for my dad, helping train AI and I work as a freelance makeup artist in the Netherlands. You can check out my MUA website.
What languages do you speak?
I was raised bi-lingual, Dutch and Slovak. At a very young age I learned (passive) Czech as well. When I got a little older (11/12), I learned English organically through watching TV and playing video games. In high school I was taught German, French and Spanish, but German is the only one I’ve kept using and that stuck properly (although I do understand a good bit of French). In university I learned Old Irish, Middle Welsh, Old English and Old Norse, but since those languages are dead, we didn’t need to bother learning their active use. I know how to translate these using a dictionary (which is less trivial than you’d think, haha). That’s it! 🙂