2014 (and a bit of 2015) – 52 Films

It’s done!

And it only took a year and two months!

Okay, so a lot of you spent this last year with me and you would be sitting beside me and hear my phone ding. Some of you may have thought, “That Mr. G is certainly rude! Answering text messages when he should be teaching!”

The truth of the matter was that that “ding” was a reminder for me to take my “Video of the Day” and I dutifully took that video every day, from February 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. Every day, I filmed something. Whether it was something exciting, something beautiful, and, sometimes most interestingly, something absolutely mundane.

My ultimate goal was to edit all of these together, which seemed like a daunting task. I have avoided it for the last few months. BUT, I sat down last week and said to myself, “Time to work…” I put together all 365+ videos into one, gigantic compilation, which you will find here.

It’s 40 minutes long. Some of you might find it absolutely boring. Some of you might find it absolutely fascinating. Some of you probably don’t even read these things.

The odds are very high that if you’re reading this, then you are IN this video in one way or another. If that’s the case, congratulations! Don’t sue me if you were ugly that day. I was going to list everyone that was in the video, but that would have taken FOREVER, and I had no interest in doing that.

Please feel free to share this with people. My hope is that youtube won’t take it down, because I’ve got a ton of copyrighted music in this video. We shall see. If they do, then I’ll just host it on my own site.

If you have any questions, let me know!

I’m Baack…

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I’m sure you missed me…

Hello everybody! Or as Dr. Nick Riviera would say, “HI, EVERYBODY!”

Mr. G here. I’m sure you’ve all been wondering to yourselves, “Gee, I wonder what G has been up to!” Well, I’ve been busy, people. Very, very busy.

Bangladesh is going well, as far as we can see, but in all honesty, we never really leave the diplomatic enclave in which we live. It’s not because we don’t want to explore, but more because there is lots of political turmoil in Bangladesh at the moment and there is the potential of danger if we were to travel anywhere outside the “safe” zone. Basically, that means that we live in an approximately two square mile zone and never leave. That can be bad at times (the political party out of power likes to throw firebombs), but can be good as well, because it means MR. G NEVER HAS TO LEAVE HIS HOUSE.

In my career as a teacher, I’ve had snow days and things like that, but last Wednesday, I had a political violence day, which meant that we, along with everyone else in the school, was confined to our houses from midnight to midnight. We were asked not to go outside for fear of escalating violence.

Of course, there was no violence. We sat around our house, had a picnic on the roof of the building, and enjoyed ourselves. They lifted the restriction by noon and all was well. It was a lot like that “typhoon day” in Shanghai, where everyone was prepared for the city to be hit by a massive typhoon and it turned out to be a sunny, beautiful day. Good times.

In other news, a few weeks ago, we had our “Discovery Trips”, which are the AISD equivalent of Shanghai’s “China Trips”. The entirety of the high school and middle school took off to various places around the area to explore. 3 HS teachers and I took a group to Bhutan, which is a difficult place to get into, because it’s not really big on the tourist scene. I made a couple of videos of the trip, which you can find here. Look under Week 7 and 8, respectively, to watch the videos.

That being said, I’m still producing my videos of the week. I’m behind, but up to Week 8. Some are good, some are bad. Some are experimental and some are the typical Mr. G videos. Quite a mix.

On the creative front, there’s not much happening. I am trying to get The Wizard of New York City ready for publication. I was working on a vampire novel before February, but I’ve stopped that at the moment, because I was kind of bored with it. I might go back and reread it later. I also wrote a horror script in January called “The Scottish Play”, but it wasn’t that hot. I will get started on something else soon, but I’m not sure what.

All right, that’s all I’ve got. I hope all is well with the lot of you. If you get bored, drop me a line and let me know what’s happening. For those of you in Shanghai, be prepared, because next year at this time, I’m headed back to go to Disneyland. I expect SOMEONE to get me some free tickets.

And a free place to stay.

Oh, and could you also buy my plane ticket for me?

Mr. G

And remember…

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52 Films – Week 8

52 Films – Week 7

52 Films – Week 6

52 Films – Week 5

52 Films – Week 4

52 Films – Week 3

100 Rickshaws by Moi!

52 Films – Week 2

Enjoy!

52 Films – Week 1

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I Survived!

2014 is behind me now!

Just a short note, people. Many happenings on this front, but not a lot of time to write. 2015 is shaping up to be a big year, with books, movies, and all that good stuff happening round these parts.
I am posting a link here to the first of what shall be an ongoing series. As most of you know, it is my ongoing desire to be the most creative man on the planet. I am coming up on finishing my Video of the Day project, and for the coming year, I am endeavoring to make 52 films in 52 weeks. I have already made the first film about where I live. It’s just a stroll around the block outside my house here in Dhaka, Bangladesh:

Enjoy! YouTube might take it down because of the song, but if they do, I’ll upload one with a regular soundtrack. I’ll try to post these when I can. I don’t promise that I will be able to do it, but I shall at least try!