VLOG

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

#HowTo: Make Argentinian Vegetarian Empanadas with Naomi Morandi

My Argentinian friend and Volleyball teammate, Naomi Morandi (@naomi.morandi), takes over my kitchen to make these delicious vegetarian Argentinian empanadas. You read it right — they are vegetarian! Empanadas are usually made with meat, but this healthy variation makes it more exciting: lots of cheese, onion, mushroom, and more cheese. View this post on Instagram […]

Vlog #8: Coles – Guess The Price

Are you #TEAMWIFE or #TEAMHUSBAND? Who do you think is better in guessing the prices of certain key essential grocery items such as a bag of garden salad, plain flour, sugar, eggs, kitchen towel, oyster blade steak, and a litre of Dettol Shower Gel? Join this fun Spanish  couple, mi amigos, Gema and Victor, in […]

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 […]

Vlog #4: Where To Find Asian Food in Adelaide

I brought my Spanish friend, Javier Jimenez Lerate (23 years old) to Chinatown in Adelaide to let him try Asian food (more specifically, Japanese food) for the very first time. Javier is from Seville, Spain and is currently in Adelaide with a work visa. In this vlog episode, Javier shared what is it like moving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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: […]

VLOG: PUB CRAWLING IN SINGAPORE + HOW TO GET A NEWLYWED BRIDE DRUNK

We went pub crawling in Singapore with my friend who recently got married. Our primary objective was for all of us to get drunk, but in the end, we got really, really full instead. What was supposed to be a “bar hopping” activity turned out to be a “fries hopping” event. Check out what I mean […]

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 […]