Benny’s 2010: A video summary (& singing in Spanish)

Benny’s 2010: A video summary (& singing in Spanish)

Benny

What a year! I’ve already summarised my favourite blog posts of the year, but I think the year is best summarised in video!

So in this video I have edited together my favourite moments of the year, most fun things I’ve done and most importantly, the amazing people that I’ve met. People are after all, the most important thing you can think about at a time of year like this when one is being reflective! This year was one of the best ones of my life and it was mostly down to the fantastic friends I made :)

But just to make the video more interesting, you can hear me singing in the background! (Yes, you’ve already heard me sing in French and in German, I know!) This time I’m singing my favourite song in Spanish: El presente – Juliete Venegas. The song is about appreciating the present, since it’s “all we’ve got”. Although, after hearing me sing it karaoke style, it likely won’t be your favourite song! :P

I’ll continue to sing publicly on Youtube despite not being a great singer – I hope to convince others to try to act silly and stop fearing failure. It’s been a major secret to my success in languages and living a lifestyle I enjoy!

Many parts of the video are clips from other videos I’ve showcased on the blog this year, but near the end you can see a scene from the salsa video I’ll be sharing later, which you wouldn’t have seen before: when I danced it before an audience of world-class salsa dancers (and even a judges panel!) More on that some time in January though!

So here it is! Let me know what you think in the comments below! You can see more of each scene by looking through the blog archives of this year!

Thanks to everyone for sharing a fantastic 2010 with me! I’ve got lots planned for 2011, can’t wait to dive into it :D

What a year! I’ve already summarised my favourite blog posts of the year, but I think the year is best summarised in video! So in this video I have edited together my favourite moments of the year, most fun things I’ve done and most importantly, the amazing people that I’ve met. People are after all, […]

MORE


  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ GlobalButterfly

    Hahaha, I loved it! I adore this song. Happy 2011!!!

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Thanks :) Glad others know it and like it too!

  • Anonymous

    Haha! Great video Benny! You had me smiling the whole way through.

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Yay! :D Glad to share it ;)

  • http://www.neverendingvoyage.com Erin

    Great video Benny. You’ve had an amazing year and it’ll be interesting to see what 2011 brings! Glad we got to meet you in Medellin.

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Was glad to meet you too! Would have included you in the compilation if I had any video footage!

  • http://www.liverichly.com Jennifer Barry

    Yo conozco esta canción. Es popular aquí en la radio español. Tu video está divertido. Debo viajar más en el nuevo año.

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Gracias :) Me la enseñó una amiga en Argentina, pero la canción no es de allá.

  • http://www.rognalf.com Kristian

    I would enjoy seeing more videos, especially in other languages! Happy 2011!

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Just go through the archives to see more of each of these videos ;) But more new ones on the way next year!

  • http://www.rognalf.com Kristian

    I would enjoy seeing more videos, especially in other languages! Happy 2011!

  • http://www.rognalf.com Kristian

    I would enjoy seeing more videos, especially in other languages! Happy 2011!

  • http://howlearnspanish.com/ Andrew

    Awesome. I gotta take salsa lessons–that and speaking Spanish are the two things you MUST be able to do if you want to pick up lots of latina chicks ;)

    Cheers,
    Andrew

  • http://howlearnspanish.com/ Andrew

    Awesome. I gotta take salsa lessons–that and speaking Spanish are the two things you MUST be able to do if you want to pick up lots of latina chicks ;)

    Cheers,
    Andrew

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Not really. I see lots of gringos pick them up with two left feet and 5 words of Spanish. Learning Spanish is essential for true cultural immersion though. To “pick up chicks” anywhere you just need to be charming ;)

  • http://twitter.com/joonahere Joona Here.

    This was just awesome! You’ve had a great year! I am glad that I had the chance to see you in Budapest. All the best for 2011, I know you will be successful! :)

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Thanks Joona :)

  • Danni

    J’adore le video! Moi-même j’essaye d’apprendre quelque différente langue y compris l’espagnol et la croatie. Bonne chance avec la hongroise! =D

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      As-tu pas vu la vidéo que j’ai fait ? Je commence une nouvelle mission dans une semaine – j’étudie plus le hongrois…
      Merci quand même :)

  • Danni

    J’adore le video! Moi-même j’essaye d’apprendre quelque différente langue y compris l’espagnol et la croatie. Bonne chance avec la hongroise! =D

  • Anonymous

    Wow! looks like on nice year. Hope you have a awesome 2011 :)

    My first time here and I must say, you have a really nice blog. Read through most of the posts and subscribed via RSS

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Thanks! I’ve got lots of interesting stuff coming up on the blog in 2011 ;) Glad to have a new subscriber!

  • http://twitter.com/chrissarda Chris Sarda

    I love your videos Benny, keep up the great work…

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      Thanks Chris :)

  • http://stevecthomas.com Steve C Thomas

    If that’s really you singing, you are good! If you ever get tired of traveling around the wrold, you might get a job as a singer!

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the language hacker

      I was a choirboy in a cathedral for 10 years. (No shit!)
      I’ve been told not to quit my day job though :P

  • http://stevecthomas.com Steve C Thomas

    If that’s really you singing, you are good! If you ever get tired of traveling around the wrold, you might get a job as a singer!

  • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the Irish polyglot

    Yes, Brazil is excellent! Lovely friendly people, and you can attempt to morph your Spanish towards Portuguese (something I’ll be writing about soon). To get a job, and have a cooler experience, go to one of the non major cities.

  • rcarrier

    HOw did you make money when you did all this?

    • http://www.fluentin3months.com/ Benny the Irish polyglot

      Please read my site’s About page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leodario7 Leonardo Dario González

    Excelente tu página, primero que nada, ¡Feliz Año!, tengo unas horas sumergido en tu web, entre publicación y publicación, y la verdad no estoy muy seguro de cómo llegue, pero es un hallazgo, yo estoy interesado en aprender idiomas (sueco en el futuro cercano, por motivos académicos) y tu historia realmente motiva a lanzarse por el mundo a viajar, mis saludos desde Venezuela.