Tag: culture

Local humor Argentina

Argentine brats singing about how they would like to try to be “poor” for a day.

We have similar “ironic” music in Sweden. This song unfortunately don’t have a video. It’s made by a group called “Destroyed for life”. The song is called “Daddy pays” and talks about the expensive party habits of swedish youth.

From the comments: “It’s not my fault that my dad has money. It’s not my fault that you only get 20 SEK a week and I get 5000.”

Music from Sweden

Swedish 16 year old rapping about drugs is nominated for Swedish music grammy. Music inspired by american rappers. His visuals are very nostalgic and make us think of back in nineties when you where a kid, watched manga, watching tacky websites on the internet and everything was easier.

South American culture . Where did I get my haircut from?

Stumbled on this english documentary on cumbia culture in South America. My haircut is a mix between the cumbia culture you can see in this video and the Argentine hippie haircut. It is a very common look on the streets here.

Click image for fun article about Argentine haircuts.

In castellano this haircut is called “cubana” or “mulet”. Google image search result for the haircut below. Fortunately I haven’t experienced any discrimination because of the cut.
Click the image to read the article.

Normally this is where people think I got it from but I actually saw it first in South America, not South Africa.

A little something about me in relation to current trends in South America!

The end of illegal downloading of Hollywood movies?

Finally Hollywood has understood that if they don’t put their content on YouTube someone else will and also taken the opportunity to spread their content through already existing networks instead of creating their own.

The YOMYOMF network recently published a playlist with all episodes of Drone. One of the actors from the show have even left a YouTube message in the end of the first part.

YouTube recently made a big investment in premium content creators on YouTube and YOMYOMF is one of the channels that stands out. YOMYOMF has 400 000 subscribers which makes it as significant as any traditional channel. A sci-fi show deserves to at least be released on YouTube even though this medium feels kind of old already.

Read the whole article on Singularity Hub.

Watch Drone here!

Do you have to leave your culture before you can really see it?

I hate sounding like those travelers who always keep telling everyone how much you learn from traveling but I must admit that there is something there.

Recently I exchanged thoughts on this with another planner through email. To travel and experience other cultures, or much rather live for a longer time in a different culture, makes it easier for you to see what your culture is really about. I guess it is the change of perspective and contrast that does it.

When I live in and learn new cultures I usually start comparing the cultures I know to each other. To know more cultures therefore makes it easier to understand new ones because you can put them in perspective. It is easier to position something when you have something to position it against.

My friend actually went as far as saying that living and experience other cultures than your own makes you not even a better planner but also more intelligent. I haven’t gone as far as seeing my pervious experiences as this significant before but when thinking about it I can definitely see how it can help me in my work. By having a palette of cultures to go to as references I can see cultural expressions when placed alongside the same situation in another culture.

I rarely save up money to travel but have managed to live in both Canada, USA, England, France, China and now Argentina by going there to work or study. When you “travel” that way you naturally end up spending more time in a place and get to know the people who live there to greater extent than if you are just visiting.

But it takes time to really get into a culture. After 2,5 month in Argentina I finally master the language which opens up more doors. I’m still curious to see where this experience will lead.

At the time I’m not only learning about the world of advertising doing my internship at Castro Innovation here, I’m also broadening my knowledge in culture. Sometimes it is hard to explain for future employees what you have learned form previous experiences but now I think I’m a little bit more capable of doing that. Thank you!

Additional small note:
I think posts like this that spans both personal development and strategy explains why I find it relevant to share my personal development process in this blog. To be a planner you need to understand your target audience, but to do that you need to understand yourself and the world too. I hope you enjoy the reading, I definitely enjoy the ride. For another excellent blog about personal development, please visit my friend Mayka, Swedish DJ and artist. Her brother went to the same school as me, Hyper Island, so some of her influences might come from that direction. But I keep getting surprised how often we think about the same things. Thank you for the inspiration!