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January-3-13

2013 is Here

Posted by Mordeth13 under Gaming, M13's Life Blogs, Uncategorized

Hey guys, M13 here. I kinda gave up on this website a bit because the forums were getting over run with spambots and one of the website owners (there’s 3 of us) has moved on and given up on me/the site (partially my fault for not doing things he wanted…..not that…..sicko).  But the forums are redone and working well again. And here I am making yet another post. I should post more here….because posts here last a lot longer than FB updates that are buried within hours.

For 2013 I want to WORK. I have all these ideas for income and I’m also starting two new youtube channels. One is gaming….which is nothing unique…..but the other will be a sort of Asian twist to what RWJ does. And yes, in the past I’ve criticized him for getting rich off other people’s videos…..but…..if it works it works. And mine will be more about the News than viral videos. And it will focus on Asia…..so not the same.

Actually the channels are already up if you want to subscribe early:

http://www.youtube.com/AsiaNewsM13

http://www.youtube.com/GamingM13

 

I’m not partnered with YouTube anymore. I joined one of those groups that always asks people to join them…..like Machinima, but not them. Hopefully that will make a difference. My YouTube income has gotten low…..if it were just me it wouldn’t matter. I can live easily enough off of very little. But it’s about my son. And I need to do whatever I can to make sure he has all the chances in life that I never had.

My contract on my phone runs out in a couple of months. I’m looking at getting the HTC Butterfly.  I need to use my phone calendar more to force myself into being more productive. I currently have about 5 different “jobs” and sometimes a day goes by where I just watch “The Voice” or play video games. I’m really starting to think that I shouldn’t let my son get too into video games and computers. When I was young I never had a computer……and I had so many different adventures  in my city walking around with my friends. You also can’t have 12 girlfriends in one month in this day and age with FB and all that. So sad for my son…lol.

 

Anyway…..I need to watch another episode of The Voice. Later guys.

 

 

November-18-11

Getting Back in the Saddle – Nov 18th 2011

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

Hello everyone. I’ve been trying to get back into a routine. Things are still going well with my wife and me…..which is a huge surprise to myself and something I wasn’t sure was possible. I’d still love to get a divorce…but at least my life isn’t hell anymore…..it’s been downgraded to a hassle.

Been playing BF3 along with some games on my PS3. There’s a game called Great Little War Game that I’m playing a lot while outdoors on my phone.

I started working out daily. I’m sweating buckets as I type this. I hope to be in better shape for when my son hits his teen years. Having a son is great motivation for improving on yourself in any way that you can.

His Brithday was on the 9th and it went well. Onlymanolos from youtube sent me some money to pay for his party which was very nice of her. Thanks for that. My son was throwing up a couple of days after his party…but there was a guest who was sick so hopefully it was just a bug he caught….we suspect he might have something wrong with his digestive system. I mentioned that in the last post didn’t I?

I picked up my new scooter and am enjoying it. It’s basically the same scooter as my old one….just newer, but none the less it has a couple of mods that make it unique and extra storage space that makes it more practical. I installed a black box with front and rear facing cameras on my scooter…so it should be interesting seeing what kind of footage I can get from that in the future.

 

That’s it for now. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

 

M13

 

 

June-13-11

June 13th 2011

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

Alright, I’ve said this before…but I’m gonna really try this time….lol…I’m going to update my blog every Monday.

This last week I announced my 2011 private series. This is a big deal to me as it’s a once a year deal. I went to the race track 2 weeks in a row. I haven’t gotten my knee down in a long while, but I got it down on Thursday. I was happy. I plan on going to the track once a week from now on as well. I figure since my main “job” involves motorbikes I might as well try my hardest to be good at them. So I plan on going every week from now on. I’m also toying with the idea of getting a cheap (very cheap) 125cc motorbike to use for racing only. And start to join actual races. I figure you guys would get a kick out of watching me race from a first person point of view. I think I can justify using money from the private series sales for this as it should help to improve my channel.

My son is talking more and more. His vocabulary seems to expand every day. If you don’t talk with him for a month (like my neighbor or something) then you’d be surprised by how much he would change in such a short time. I guess this is normal for kids his age (learning quickly)…..but his vocabulary is considerably larger than others of his age. Some kids his age can barely talk at all.

Wife and I had a serious argument. And she’s trying to ignore me as much as possible….and we do things separately now. Which is how I wanted to do things as long as 2 years ago. 2 years ago I tried to make a “family” schedule where we’d take turns taking care of our son and rarely do things together….because even then I knew the best thing for my wife and I was to be apart as much as possible. But she wouldn’t have it. Luckily for me she’s now starting to dislike me as much as…..no, she couldn’t possibly hate me that much……well……she dislikes me more now anyway. And that’s a good thing. She finally starting to understand that we are not meant to be together. In the past when I would tell her that we would get a divorce as soon as Jade was older, she’d assume I was just speaking out of anger (even though half the time when talking about it we weren’t arguing or anything). But she’s starting to see the truth now. If I were her I’d start looking for a new boyfriend ASAP, she isn’t getting any younger. And speaking of younger, I met a…..hmmm……nevermind. ;)

May-4-11

May 4th 2011

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

*decided to edit out my political rant about Osama and the amount of money it took to kill one guy (trillions?)*

Other than that I find it interesting that my Taiwan tour for 2011 is only 2 days away from starting. Last year I had 3 guests and this year I have 7 for the first trip and 3 booked so far for the second one. Make sure you follow me on Twitter to see pics of the tour as it’s happening.

My YouTube channel is finally starting to get some notice by companies….and the views are starting to increase faster and faster. It only took me 5 years of work with a lot of dissapointments along the way (Charlie Boorman…etc). But it’s finally starting to be successful. And along with that I’m getting comments like “SELLOUT” under my vids….nice. I had just recieved a 300 dollar system that I thought was cool as hell for free…..so I was excited and happy and I made a video about it. It’s understandable. Oh well. I was gonna upload a different sponsor vid right after the Scottoiler one….but I think I’ll hold off on that for a couple of weeks…haha.

I’m still playing LoL when I get some free time. And my son is amazingly cool. We’ve been potty training him for the last 2 weeks and he hasn’t had one accident. Although sometimes he pees every 5 minutes which can be annoying at the mall.

That’s about it. I’m busy as hell getting ready for the tour. Weather should be good. And hotels are all booked. Should be a fun week. And I’ll have my phone so i won’t be cut off from the internet like I was last time. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Later,
M13

January-2-11

Jan 2nd 2011 – Life Update

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

Hey guys! Been awhile. I have no excuse other than my addiction to LoL . When I get some free time in front of the computer…I generally put that game first. But I’m here now baby….I still love you (and the LoL servers are down at the moment).

So what’s new with me? I mentioned in a video description that my wife got me a cool present for Christmas. It’s a watch. My first semi-expensive watch in my life. I like it. Although it blows my mind that I could get a computer or scooter (2nd hand) for the same price as my watch.

Jade is doing well. His vocabulary keeps growing in leaps and bounds. And he seems to have overcome his childhood asthma…which is interesting and I’ll make a video about it sometime.

Wife and I haven’t argued much recently. I through her through a door recently….that seemed to help. Just kidding….it was awhile ago. Don’t think that because we aren’t arguing anymore that that makes us “OK” or anything. Even if she never picked on me again…..I’d always remember the last 2 years and resent her for it. Plus….we are honestly just not compatible regardless of her abuse.

Speaking of which she told me that if we separate/divorce that she’ll give me custody for now…..so I’m very excited about that. My YouTube earnings are good enough now that I don’t have to work long hours and that leaves me plenty of time for raising my son. I think if I could be a full time father, part time YouTuber then that would be great.

My numbness…..seems to be receding. Hard to tell. But it seems that way. So hopefully it was just a pinched nerve or something and it’s resolving itself.

My Taiwan tours already have 6 people booked for 2011 and they are still a long way off. And 2 others said they are coming…..so I already have about 8 people when last year I only had 3. Plus I’m making a few improvements to the itinerary for the 2011 tour so it should be amazing.

Chinese New Year starts at the beginning of February. And that means I get a week off of work. Hopefully I can use that time to do something interesting. Perhaps travel….but my son has only recently begun to get his inoculations. He has missed his last 18 shots or so…lol….I wanted to wait until his brain was a bit more developed before shooting him full of foreign substances. But that’s a topic in itself.

I’m honestly worried about Baba Vanga’s predictions for 2011. So let’s all hope that we get through the next year with no nuclear bombs falling. Alright?

Later,

M13

Less than three weeks until my first official M13 Adventure Tour takes place.  I’m getting nervous.

At first I only had one guy coming. Which isn’t that bad….takes some of the stress off of me. Then we had another guy book. Then recently one of the guys canceled…..so putting us back down to only one. And then in the last month we had two new people confirm. And two more who say they are coming, but haven’t confirmed yet. So that’s a total of 3 to 5 people who are coming at present. Svengalie is still one of the possibles.

I originally expected the tours to sell out and adjust the budget for 10 people. But with fewer we’ll need to cut some costs. But I don’t think it will affect the fun factor. As we will still be riding and exploring Asia. I’ll put up some videos and update the tour website once the tour is done.

For now I’ll be doing one tour per year. And the next one will be in August of 2011. I chose August because for the last month the weather here has been amazing…..so hopefully it will be the same next year. The price will also be raising as I’ll probably be breaking even at best this year. But that’s ok as this is a bit of a trial run for the tour company.  So next year expect the price to be around 1300usd. And if you do the slightest amount of research you’ll find this is still very cheap. As a motorcycle tour in many countries can’t be found for cheaper than 2 or 3 grand. So even with the cost of the plane ticket it’s still cheaper than doing a tour in your own country (for many people) .

My school is suffering at the moment. My boss’s wife left him, and rumors and gossip are plentiful as to why. And the parents have started pulling their kids from all his schools. I’d say we have less than 30% of the students we had just a few months ago. But less hours is both a blessing and a curse as I’m sure you can see. With the Tour only a couple of weeks away….it feels more like a blessing at the moment.

My favourite game is still Bad Company 2, and other than that I’m pretty busy with YouTube.

Sorry again for the late update. I’ll try to be quicker with my next one….sigh.

M13

February-20-10

Feb 20th 2010 – Life Update

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs, Parenting

Hey guys, sorry about the down posts recently. Overall things are getting better around my home.

As I’ve mentioned in the comments under a vid or two M13′s Two Wheeled Adventure Tours are well on their way. The Website is half done. And the route, hotels….etc….are being chosen. It’s going to be one heck of a fun trip.

First tour is in May. A rough estimate at cost for the trip (not including air fare) would be around a grand…possibly less. But you get a lot for that. In America hotels alone would cost that much for ten days…..but here that also gets you a motorbike/scooter and everything else from food to insurance.

I have a PS3 now. And I’ve very impressed by it’s media functions. No more burning DVDs to take downstairs to watch….now I can just use my PS3 to watch anything that’s on my computer’s hard drive. Pretty cool.

Other than that…..I’d like for everyone to pray for my wife getting a brain tumor and dying quickly.

Thanks.

February-13-10

Feb 13th 2010 – Chinese New Year’s Eve

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs, Parenting

Happy Chinese New Year to you all. Hope yours is going better than mine. They say that today and more importantly tomorrow you have to be happy and have all debts already paid and your home very clean. Because these two days will set the stage for the upcoming year……..well if that’s true then my whole next year is already shot to hell…..haha. God I hate my wife.

But other than the wife life is going well enough.  And don’t worry about me, in the end things always seem to work out for the best. I’m sure this is just some sort of life trial…and when I pull through it I’ll be a better person all around. I sure will appreciate future non-demonic girlfriends a hell of a lot more than I used to in the past.

I once had a girlfriend I dated for two years. We didn’t argue once. Why didn’t I marry her? Well at the time I found her a bit boring. I would give anything for boring now.

Again…..hope all is well with everyone. And if you know any Asians wish them a happy new year today or tomorrow.

December-3-09

Dec 03 2009 – Car Accident – Merry Christmas

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

So I went to pick up a package from a viewer. He sent me an early Christmas present and I gave him the address of the bike shop I go to. After picking up the present I’m in a very good mood. Listening to Christmas songs, son sleeping in the back. Things are going well with the wife…should be a good Christmas. So then I get home and I’m at my garage and I remember that I forgot to let the dogs run the last half a kilometer to the house as I normally do. So I drive back around the park and let them out to run in the park. So then I’m coming around the park…..coming up to the exact same corner that my wife crashed on before….and as I’m taking that corner I see a body bounce off my driver’s side window.

I get out of the car and see an old man lying on the ground bleeding from the head (just above his eye).

Video to come.

November-30-09

Nov 30th 2009 – Getting Better

Posted by Mordeth13 under M13's Life Blogs

Hey guys,  things are starting to get better. Went to the doctor on Saturday and all results came back negative. So I’m neither losing my teeth (not yet) nor do I have cancer.

I’m arguing with the wife a bit less. But more importantly I’m learning how to ignore her more when she does nag…..and that’s a good thing not a bad thing….even she’d say so. She just nags when she’s tired…..they aren’t real complaints……they couldn’t be as we all know that I’m perfect ;) .

And just today my YouTube channel got high views again, comparable to any of my highest days. But that’s just one day…..I hope it stays up there.

Also I owe you guys an apology. No one complained…..but I realized for myself that I did you all a disservice. I was talking about how low my views were and how I had less motivation…..that’s not right. Some of you have been with me for years. And some of you are new to my channel, but have invested a large amount of time watching my older vids. If the people that I already have aren’t enough….then there’s something wrong with me.  But having said that…..my stats are a reflection of the quality of my videos….and when they go down I feel like I’m not doing as well as I should.

Oh and my son just decided to start walking the other day.  He’s been taking a few steps here and there since he was 9 months old, but a couple of days ago he just started walking all the time….it’s like they just flick a switch or something….kinda weird.

So most things look to be on the up and up. Hope you guys are having a good Christmas start.

M13