VLOG

I hope you’ll enjoy these fun videos (tutorials, challenges, and travels) I’ve created for my Youtube account, Hey Paolo.

#BoringAdelaide: Koreena Comes Back For More South Australian Wine

Dear Aunt Vicky, let me tell you the story of my friend Koreena. She left Adelaide for Melbourne 1 year ago in search of greener pastures. But she keeps coming back.  Well firstly, because of the wines. Secondly, because of the wines. No, she’s not an alcoholic. Just a wine enthusiast.  Visiting wineries is comparable … Continue reading #BoringAdelaide: Koreena Comes Back For More South Australian Wine

Vlog #6: Guess The Names Of These International Snacks (Part 2)

FOODIE TEST! I love feeding my friends. But before I indulge them, unfortunately, they need to do my Ultimate Foodie Challenge first. What’s a #FOODIETEST? They have to guess the names of the SNACKS I bought from various grocery shops in Adelaide, South Australia and they have to tell me the COUNTRIES where they originated … Continue reading Vlog #6: Guess The Names Of These International Snacks (Part 2)

Vlog #5: Can You Guess The Name Of These International Snacks? (Part 1) – All Available In Adelaide

Are you good at guessing the names of international snacks and determining where are they originally from, even with your eyes closed? I recently challenged my foodie friends in Adelaide to test their knowledge and taste buds on various snacks (ranging from noodles to chips) that they might be unfamiliar with, but are apparently easily … Continue reading Vlog #5: Can You Guess The Name Of These International Snacks? (Part 1) – All Available In Adelaide

Vlog #3: Learning Aussie Slangs with Personal Trainer Adam Cannella

Do you know that Australians call “afternoon” as “arvo,” “football” as “footy,” and “barbecue” as “barbie”? If you do, then good on ‘ya mate! But what about these words: “woop woop,” “bogan,” and “sheila”? Do you know what they stand for? I bet you “defo” had a hard time. I recently visited one of the … Continue reading Vlog #3: Learning Aussie Slangs with Personal Trainer Adam Cannella

Vlog #2: First 10 Things You Need To Do When You Migrate To Adelaide, South Australia

What are the most essential items you need to learn & do when you migrate to Adelaide, South Australia? In this vlog episode, I tag-teamed with my housemate & best friend, JP Quitco, to share with you some of our firsthand insights, knowledge, and experiences as temporary permanent residents (Visa 489) in Adelaide. We’ll be … Continue reading Vlog #2: First 10 Things You Need To Do When You Migrate To Adelaide, South Australia

Vlog #1: About Me

Hi there and thanks for visiting my channel! I’m Paolo Avis, founder of HeyPaolo.com, and I migrated to Adelaide, South Australia last March 2019. Still fresh off the boat, I decided to create this lifestyle blog/vlog in order to help my fellow migrants to learn and discover what it is like living in this festival … Continue reading Vlog #1: About Me

VIDEO TOUR: THE CANOPI IN BINTAN, INDONESIA

Over the weekend, we checked in at the 42-tent suite property of The Canopi in Bintan, Indonesia. We’ll share our hotel review very soon. In the meantime, do enjoy our quick video tour of the resort.

WHEN IN TURKEY: TRAVEL VIDEO OF MY TRIP TO ISTANBUL AND CAPPADOCIA

Whenever I travel, I love taking photos as well as videos. I usually take time in each place to admire the beauty of the surroundings with my very own eyes, then eventually my mind starts wearing a moviemake’s hat: what can I capture here–at this very moment–so that when I head back home, I’ll be able to share the … Continue reading WHEN IN TURKEY: TRAVEL VIDEO OF MY TRIP TO ISTANBUL AND CAPPADOCIA

GROOVING TO CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary — a dance style I’m not particularly used to but have been fascinated with for the longest time. Being exposed to only basic hiphop routines in the past year, leg extensions, extended flowing movements, and even facial expressions while dancing are surprisingly a little bit gawky for me. Nonetheless, it’s something I am keen to plausibly get used to. Contemporary … Continue reading GROOVING TO CONTEMPORARY

A LETTER FROM AGRA

I read somewhere in a book: “Don’t you think it’s beautiful to go somewhere where you don’t know a single soul?” Now, I ask the same question to myself. We always fear the unknown. We fear being alone. We fear what we don’t understand. Bearing all these fears with me, I recently went on a … Continue reading A LETTER FROM AGRA

A TOUR OF SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

It was nearly winter in Australia and the cool weather brought so much fun among all of us. My fambam was up and about various places in Sydney and Melbourne and it was indeed a great time together.

PART 2: WHEN FOREIGNERS TRY FILIPINO DISHES AT LUCKY PLAZA, SINGAPORE

In this second episode of our Food Video Series, we asked our friends, Amy Chen (Chinese) and Thanade McCoole (Irish-Thai), to try a new batch of Filipino dishes at Lucky Plaza, Singapore. Watch their funny reactions! Here’s what they tried (Part 2): Dinakdakan (Fiesta Grill #02-111) Lechon (Lechon Pinoy #B1) Sisig (Lutong Pinoy #B1-16) Kare-kare (Pilipino Cafe #04-044) Turon (Mamita’s #02-60) … Continue reading PART 2: WHEN FOREIGNERS TRY FILIPINO DISHES AT LUCKY PLAZA, SINGAPORE

FOREIGNERS TRY FILIPINO DISHES AT LUCKY PLAZA, SINGAPORE

We asked Amy Chen (Chinese) and Thanade McCoole (Irish-Thai) to try our most-loved Filipino dishes at Lucky Plaza, Singapore. Watch their funny reactions! Here’s what they tried (Part 1): Pancit Canton (Pilipino Cafe (#04-044) Bulalo (Lutong Pinoy #B1-16) Jollibee Chickenjoy (Jollibee #06-048A) Adobo (Fiesta Grill #02-111) Isaw (LechonSG #B1-16) Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @RandomRepublikaVisit our website: http://www.randomrepublika.com Thanks to our partners: … Continue reading FOREIGNERS TRY FILIPINO DISHES AT LUCKY PLAZA, SINGAPORE

SINGAPOREANS TRY TRADITIONAL FILIPINO GAMES

How did the Facebook page Classic Pare® Titos and Titas of Manila rapidly amass a million zealous following in the last couple of months? In this social era where the 80s and 90s babies are overshadowed by so-called millennials, it is everyone’s glorious past that uninhibitedly binds the new generation of titos (uncles) and titas (aunties) to form such a wistful … Continue reading SINGAPOREANS TRY TRADITIONAL FILIPINO GAMES