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Screw Two Thumbs Up!


Welcome to a very special “I’m On Vacations Yo” edition of Friday Video Time, as my brain + 5.1 feet body + appetite is still in Carnival mode.


And since I figured an “Out of Office” announcement today wouldn’t quite cut it, I decided to make a crazy bananas episode dedicated to my superstar directors in the audience. You know… the aspiring video rebel + the Hollywood outcast + the guerrilla vlogger in the rise… YOU!


Now, this ain’t your typical 1 + 2 + 3 to get millions of hits. You can probably Google that. Think instead polka dot bikini + unsynchronized swimming + doggy alert while learning how to crush the video sphere. Cuz that’s how we roll around here.


Watch out You Tube, here we come!



homework time

Know some tips of your own to score the two thumbs down? Please do share in the comments below to help the next generation of video rockstars.


Catch you in the land below.



Mayi Carles

39 Responses to Screw Two Thumbs Up!

  • linda says:

    Funny 😛

    Although it’s not always true… I don’t like it when folks don’t edit their videos and apologize for this that and run on and on. Editing can make your video soooo much better and take up less of your viewers’ precious time!

    • Jessica says:

      Yes! Along those same lines, when people don’t take a few minutes to edit off the beginning and end, I’ve been known to stop watching. It always takes me a minute or two of the camera rolling to “warm up” so I may be especially aware of my need to slice off the beginning of a video, but it’s annoying to have those 15 seconds of watching someone get set up or turn off the camera.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      I know what you mean. Off on a whim videos. I used to do that all the time hehehehe!

  • Bev says:

    Yay, I actually understood what you said in Spanish (when I was in Panama a little over a year ago I could barely understand…I felt like all those years of Spanish had gone down the drain.) Cute video, enjoy your vacation in Paradise!

  • Diane says:

    Thank you for such a great fun video! And always so inspirational with great info. Hope you have a lovely time away.

  • alex says:

    you are crazy! and i like that!
    y yo sí que entiendo el español:)
    buenas vacaciones entonces!

  • Dominika says:

    Hahahahhahahha this was fun! have a great time on your vacation! Love Dominika

  • Elena says:

    i’m still crying :__________D
    me encanta el trozo en español
    y el parpadeo del perrito al final xDD

    BUENISIMO Mayi. gracias por hacernos disfrutar from paradise.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Jajajajaja me alegra saber que te gusto mi video “vacacionero” Elena. Te invito al paraiso cuando quieras 🙂

      • Elena says:

        jajaja….. y me olvidé de comentar…..adoro cuando David dice “tus clientes se van a cabrear y van a estar pissed off”

        he visto este vídeo 10 veces, creo XD

        De esta me animo a hacer videos!

        Besos again!

  • Elena says:

    It may seem obvious but I do appreciate SHORT videos. Unnecessary footage annoys me. Unless the video is ABSOLUTELY hilarious (like your are) then I don’0t mind if they last 15 min!

  • Lurdes says:

    You look so happy and lovely Mayi! Have a great time on your vacations! Lot of love from your portuguese fan and Bootcameper! 😀

  • Sage Grayson says:

    Awesome tips, as always. I love everything you do in your videos. You manage to make them super helpful and super silly at the same time. What did you make from that Italian cookbook you were reading? Something yummy?

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Awwww that makes me feel like an Oscar winner 🙂 THANK YOU Sage! I have my eye on the homemade gnocchi but I’m waiting to make those at home. We ended up making a recipe from the book “Asados” which means Grilling in English. We made some delicious grilled corn on the cob.

  • Erika says:

    Que carajos estas diciendoo?!? Jaja have fun!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      jajajajajajajaja! Te podras imaginar lo dificil que fue filmar esto. Me estaba muriendo de risa TODO el tiempo jejejeje!

  • Thelma says:

    Hola Mayi, Me encanto tu FVT!! Have fun in paradise!!

  • Brandi says:

    I always edit out the beginning and the end. If I don’t have a camera man that day. I have relaxed a bit on editing when things happen while filming. eg. my daughter calling from school, husbands pager going off when he is on-call with the ambulance, or the cat jumping up on the table because he wants to join in. I think it gives a little fun and shows my sense of humor as well that I am real person with real family and life. I used to edit out everything like that and I felt my videos were a bit dry and people didn’t always see the real me.

  • Angela says:

    As always… you are SO FUNNY! Oh, God! I’d love to meet you in person someday! 🙂
    All the things that you mentioned are so true. Another thing that really annoys me is when people are shooting their videos in a cluttered room, or in an uninspiring background in general. It’s distracting and bad for their image! 😉
    Have fun on your vacations Mayi! I wish you all the best!

  • Sooo cute 🙂
    And hubby called you beautiful at the end – aw!!

  • Andrea says:

    Hahaha Love this Mayi! so funnay + helpful! Me encanta el “Dilo todo en español para que nadie entienda un carajo!” BUSTED! Varios aquí te entendimos eh? Un besazo desde Mexico!! MUA!

  • Amberlee says:

    You are TOO cute. I love your videos. Something that makes a thumbs down for me is when the speaker makes everything they’re saying into a question! I know it can be nerve-wracking to make a video, but that inflection is distracting : ) Thanks for the video and to everyone for the great comments.

  • Renee says:

    I love this video! i have been lurking without leaving comments. I thank you for being authentic to show not only what to do but what don’t to do and that its a journey. I will be starting my journey at the end of this month. 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    I always knew you were a little crazy, but that’s why I love you! I can’t wait for summer to come back so I can run around in a dress! Have fun and happy valentines!

  • gina rafkind says:

    You crack me up! Wherever you are, it looks gorgeous……..and that treehouse thingy……….so cool………..thx for the tips!

  • Lisa says:


    You really made me laugh with the one! Your tips were spot on…enjoy your vacation.

  • jojoebi says:

    music levels set wrong drive me nuts plus video’s that start automatically, that makes me click away without getting through the intro!

    PS Ebi-kun says you are Craaaaaazzzzzzzzy!

    in a good way 🙂

  • jajaja. That was a great belly laugh. So true!! Editing is the miracle pill diet for videos. I absolutely Loved this and will remember if I ever do videos someday. 😀
    P.S. El perrito me encanto. Que respuesta tan bacano. Parpadeo Parpadeo. hahaha.

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