As per RichieMillenium's request (and due to the fact that the other video got cut-off at the end), I've uploaded a version of this video without music :D
I spent the afternoon driving around Houston with my cousin and brother taking videos of my favorite spots for this collaboration.
I'm the typical Military kid who got to move all over the place following her dad to wherever he was sent. I've lived in California, Florida, Virginia, Italy, Sicily, and Texas. I've also been to Germany, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Holland, and Sardinia. So I think it's safe to say that I've been to several cities in my 22 years. Anyway, we settled down long enough in Texas to allow me to graduate from high school. After graduation, I went to the Philippines for vacation and just never left. Within a week of arriving, I had enrolled at a local college and stayed for 4 years to earn a degree in Nursing. I graduated in April 2010 and moved back to Texas in May. The track in the background is of me talking about how it was like to live in the Philippines.
I think I get repetitive, but I wanted to include as much audio as possible to give others more material with which to work. I thought it'd be interesting to show the beauty of Houston (where I've lived for over 6 years) while I talked about a different way of life in another country to show the contrast in cultures.
I'll upload the more "upbeat" version of this video with music in a little bit. I just wanted to get this out in time for SITC :)
It's kind of long, but I hope this footage is useful to someone out there :)
PS: I'd like to thank my awesome cousin, Daryl, for driving me around Houston for the day; my cousin, irenmonkey, for lending us her car; and to my brother for coming along and making sure I wasn't lost.