BEST OF 2017: Seventeen Highlights from the Year

2017 17 Highlights from 2017 Hi, everyone.
Welcome back to my channel. And in today’s video, we are going to
take a look at 2017. And I’m gonna share
with you guys 17 highlights from the year. It was one of the best years
of my life, and here’s why. So, the very first video
that I uploaded on this channel right here
is my ultimate eye cream video. And I finally revealed
my holy grail eye cream. And I must say that discovering both these
eye creams from Innisfree was definitely a highlight because I’ve been
on a search for, looking for a great eye cream. And it was a great start to 2017 because I got to reveal
my favorites, or favorite. And then later,
I discovered this one. This one is, like,
double its price, but Innisfree, great eye creams. And I highly wanna recommend
that you try it out. Next, we have retweets. In January,
I got retweeted by Tablo who is my… He is my ideal type because he’s super smart,
he’s so funny, I love his work, and I actually purchased BloNote
in the beginning of the year. And I think I was tweeting
about it, and he retweeted me with an emoji like this. When Tablo retweeted me,
I was so happy. It, like, made my day. It made that month,
I mean, it was in my January favorites
because Tablo, he is just one of
my favorite artists in Korea. And I also got retweeted
by Gallant because of Tablo. I went to
the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, and I was so excited
to see Gallant live because I really like his album, and he is just
an amazing performer. And he was performing
“Cave Me In”, and Tablo appeared
out of nowhere. And I was just so excited, and I actually uploaded
that recording, and Gallant retweeted that. So, I was excited about that. And the third retweet
was from Crush. I love Crush’s voice. And when I went
to the Seoul Jazz Festival, I recorded him
singing “Beautiful”. And I just had to share it
with you guys on Twitter. And he retweeted it.
Until this day, if you check Crush’s twitter,
it’s on the front page. In the beginning of the year, I went through
technical difficulties. And I broke my VIXIA,
so I was in the search for, looking for
a new vlogging camera. And I bought the M10
and the G7X. I’m using the G7X right now
to film this video. And I just love the quality. And it just really changed
the way my vlogs looked. So, I would always use my G7X
and my VIXIA once it got fixed
to film majority of my vlogs. This tripod right here
also helped with vlogging. And I bought a new lens
for my DSLR camera. I’ll make sure to link all
of these in the description box. But upgrading my camera, lenses,
and having these tools really helped vlogging
and filming much easier. 2017 was also the year that I felt more comfortable
in my skin. I have acne-prone skin, and I do still get
some breakouts here and there. But I actually saw my skin
transformed this year. And I know for a fact
that it’s because I started going to the dermatologist’s
more regularly. And also, my skin care routine,
I like to stick with one or two. Skin care is
what started my channel, and it meant a lot to me when I started
seeing results on my skin and also on your skin because so many of you guys
have commented and told me and updated me about
which products worked for you. And, yeah, I just was so happy
about my skin this year. 2017 was filled
with a lot of meet-ups from Seoul, London, Berlin, LA, New York,
Malaysia, Singapore. I was so excited to meet
so many of you guys this year and take photos with you. And you guys seriously
spoiled me with so many snacks. I really appreciate it. I’m still eating some
from Singapore right now. But, yeah, it was filled
with international meet-ups. It was so encouraging to meet
those who comment on my videos, translate my videos, and just
silently watch my videos, like, whatever it is, I was so thankful
to meet all of you guys who support this channel,
along with “Joanday”. So, yeah, it was filled
with amazing meet-ups and I really hope that next year
is filled with more. Because 2017 is the first year
I did YouTube full-time, I had more time to myself. Because when I was working
at the radio station, I had to be in Seoul
unless I took vacation days. So in the month of March,
my friend, Kevin, was gonna propose to one
of my closest friends, Janice, and I really wanted to be there. And I just booked a ticket
and went to surprise her. And it was definitely
worth going to because Janice cried so much and it was just so meaningful
to actually be there in person. And I’m gonna go back next year because I’m gonna be one
of her bridesmaids. So I’m really looking forward
to that. And that ended up
being my first trip to the US out of four, and that’s the most
I’ve ever gone since I moved to Korea. So, yeah, it was amazing
to keep going back to visit my friends and family. I also went back
for Christine’s wedding. So, yeah,
it was just really nice to just go back home and relax. I don’t think I’ve ever traveled so much in my life. I went to so many
amazing cities, Prague, Berlin, London, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo, New York, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia. I went to so many
amazing places in the world. And traveling,
definitely a highlight of 2017. I’ve had my YouTube channel
for many years now, but it wasn’t until 2015 when I started to upload
more frequently and that’s all thanks to my Innisfree
beauty empties video. So it meant a lot for me
when I got to work with them. That sponsorship
was so natural to me because I do talk
about Innisfree so often. So I do wanna work
with more brands like that because it just feels
more authentic that way. So, yeah, working with Innisfree
was definitely a highlight because I basically started off
this channel with an Innisfree beauty empty. Live music is the best. And I can’t even name how many
concerts I went to this year. Seoul Jazz Festival,
a ton of hip-hop concerts, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, but most importantly, GD and Taeyang. It is so hard
to see BIGBANG live because the tickets
sell out instantly and the waiting list is crazy. I’ve tried buying their tickets
many, many times and I was always
like the 2000th one. I’m so happy for them,
but I get sad because I didn’t get to go
to the concerts, but Moonshot reached out to me. I think this was
right after I uploaded my BLACKPINK Cushion review. And they asked
if I can come and vlog it and I said, “Of course!” Because who would reject that? So I went to see GD live and he was just so amazing. And later, KPOPME contacted me and invited me
to see Taeyang in L.A. And that was… Like, the best experience ever. KPOPME basically asked me
to promote Taeyang’s concert, which I was totally down to do,
and vlog it. So, yeah, it was a lot of fun. One of the best experiences
of my life. And which leads
to the next highlight was meeting Taeyang. I played that clip many times
and I’m still not over it. Taeyang, I am such a fan because, one,
his voice is amazing, he’s an amazing dancer, and I… Every time I read about Taeyang, it was always something
nice and positive about how nice and humble he is. And he was just all of that
when I saw him. So meeting him just… Like, I remember, like,
going back home, my brother and I, we were talking about
how amazing the concert was, and I remember telling him,
I was like, “Abe, dreams do come true.” Because in high school, like, I was a huge Taeyang fan. I’ve waited in front
of YG Entertainment to see him after he performed. I kneed a girl at, like,
music shows. So, yeah,
I’m an intense Taeyang fan. And I think this year,
that was definitely a highlight because seeing Taeyang
was everything for me. I had a lot of fun changing up
my hair color in 2017. It kinda started with a disaster when I used a box hair dye. I wanted to go gray, but because
my hair was so yellow, it turned green. And I did not like
the way it came out. And so, using the APRILSKIN, Missha,
and 3CE temporary hair dyes, I went from pink to red, and I really like
the way it looked. But in L.A., I met James and he worked his magic. I went for purple, and that faded
into a beautiful pink, and then I went red. And then when I came back
to Korea, I went purple. I’m just having a lot of fun
with the coloring, and a lot of you guys
were concerned about my hair’s health, but I use Olaplex and Fanola and those two brands really
helped reconstruct my hair. It doesn’t feel
like bleached hair. And that’s something
my friends and viewers, when I meet them in the streets,
always compliment me on. So, yeah. I use good products
to help keep… Help maintain the health
of my hair. I’ve had many
tasty snacks this year, but discovering hot ruffles would definitely be a highlight. I do like hot cheetos, but I prefer potato chips more. So, hot ruffles, so tasty.
And, yeah. Every time I have a friend
visiting from America, they ask me what I need. I just immediately tell them,
“Go to target. Pick up two bags
of hot ruffles for me.” Because I just,
I just like to stock up. I treated myself
to my first designer bag since 2014. And it is this Gucci
backpack right here. I bought it at Duty Free
in Incheon. And I just love it so much because it fits both
my vlogging cameras, my phone, my wallet. It fits so much more
than my usual crossbody. But, yeah, it felt super good to treat myself
to something this nice. Another highlight and probably
one of the biggest highlight would be moving
into this apartment. I finally feel at home. In 2010, I moved to Berkley, so I was living in the dorms and I moved from apartment
to apartment. Like, from sophomore, junior,
and senior year. And after that,
I briefly lived in Oakland. And then, I moved to Korea. I was living in Mokpo for a bit. And then, I moved to Seoul. And in Seoul, I was living
in Sungshin University. And then, I moved in
with my mom. And then, now we are here. So, I’m so, like, excited
about this new apartment. I’m still excited about it even though I have been here
for some time now. It just really feels like me because back then,
it wasn’t, like, my closet, it wasn’t my desk because most officetels, they come with, like,
a refrigerator and everything but when I moved here, I had to buy everything
and start over. So, I’m loving all
of the furniture and the way my apartment looks. So, if you haven’t seen
that apartment tour, I’ll link it up there
and in the description box because you can finally see
where I’m filming and whatnot. You see that silly replay
button right there? I received two this year for
my main channel and “Joanday”. I’m seriously so thankful for
each and every one of you guys who are subscribed
and watching my videos. If it wasn’t
for you guys’ support, I wouldn’t have received
those awards and also wouldn’t be
doing this job. So, thank you for the support. I really, really appreciate it. My 26th birthday
was very memorable. It was my fourth birthday
in Korea. And the first two
were very lonely because it was, like, my first time in Mokpo and
then my first time in Seoul. And then last year, I celebrated with my mom
and brother in Incheon. And this year, I celebrated with
both my family and my friends. It felt great to have some
of my favorite people just come together
and celebrate my birth. So, yeah. I was really,
really blessed. And also, my 26th birthday was a wrap up to “Joanday” 365, which is a highlight of… The highlight of 2017. “Joanday” was… “Joanday” changed my life.
It really did. I did talk about it
in my previous Q&A about how I
or did feel depressed for a couple of years, but I really wanted to focus
on the positives and make sure that
I didn’t stay at home but I went out and did
something new or did something that day. So, I really want to thank
the support of you guys because if it wasn’t for you
guys’ encouraging comments and positive comments, it really… I probably would have quit. 2017 was truly
an unforgettable year. And I can’t forget it.
It’s all documented. Except for two weeks
in November. But, yeah,
thank you guys so much for the love and support
you guys have shown me. You guys truly motive me
to do better. And I really wouldn’t be able
to do this without you guys’ support,
so thank you so much for that. And 2018 will be exciting. And I have a lot of fun
contents coming your way. So, I’ll see you
guys next year. Bye! Thanks for watching! click here for more @JOANKEEM joanday joankeem

100 thoughts on “BEST OF 2017: Seventeen Highlights from the Year

  1. One of my highlights in 2017 has to be meeting you in Berlin and watching joanday. I can't imagine how it 2017 would be without watching joanday everyday. I need my dosis of joanday haha

  2. Joan I love you soo much ❀️ please keep making videos because you inspire a lot of people 🌸🌸🌸✨

  3. Glad you had a great year and so many good things happen to you……i have been watching your vlogs for quite sometime now and its actually you who got me into the k beauty and into watching youtubers vlogs…….hope 2018 will have even greater things for you

  4. I only recently subscribed to you and I’m so glad I did!! You’re such a beautiful person inside and out and i really wanna laud you for completing such a huge project such as joanday – the dedication and effort is amazing and I really respect you for that!! Even though I missed the bulk of joanday in 2017 I cant wait for the next one!! I’m so glad that you had a great year, you deserve it!! πŸ™‚ μˆ˜κ³ ν–ˆμ–΄μš”, ν™”μ΄νŒ…!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

  5. 300K soon Joan! Thank you, for having shared your positive view of life <3 I truly love your work but I think it's more than that, anyway XD I wish you, your family and friends an early Happy New Year!!

  6. Love you Joan!!! Thank you for making my 2017 more fun! I always enjoy watching you and your friends, can't wait for 2018.

  7. Thank you so much Joan for your hard work this year! It has been so nice to come back home after a tiring day and watch joanday! 2017 was definitely a better year for me too and thanks to you! Hope that 2018 is filled with many more good surprises! XOXO

  8. Thank you for doing all of this and for sharing your life with us! I hope you have a great New Year, Joan! I can't wait for what's to come on this channel and on JoanDay! Lots of love xo

  9. Glad i was able to be a part of joanday 😭 JoanDay was and still my motivation when I shifted from high school to college πŸ’›πŸ˜˜

  10. Thank you so much for your hardwork!!! Wishing you another wonderful year in 2018!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠ

  11. Thank you, Joan, for being part of my life this is year. This was probably the worst year of my life, but seeing your success and happiness really give me hope that life can be better. Your videos were often a escape from a really bad day, and sometimes I would binge watch your older videos just so I could get through the day. I really can't put in words how important your channels are for me. Joanday made me want to go out more, eat in new places, go to cafes, travel, basically get out of my bed and live, and this channel inspired me to finally start a skincare routine and that really changed my self esteem. I'm really really really grateful. /Also I love seeing someone of my age fangirl about bigbang with no regrets lol I feel less alone/

  12. I love having sex with young Asian girls like this one. My neighborhood has several young college coeds that I have sex with a few times a week especially now during their Christmas break when they're very horny with too much time on their hands.

  13. Omg Joan we’re soo close to 300k 😭😭😭😭 congratulation you did really well in 2017 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

  14. Joan , thank you so much for all you do. I don't write much on the comments but I just have to say that you have become one of my favorite youtubers. Love your content and personality, keep the good work and happy New Year!!!

  15. Year 2017 have been a wonderful year because it's my first time meeting Joan as my first YouTuber in Singapore.I love the moment when I give you a hug.😍😘I will never forget…

  16. Am so proud of you really proud I was here before you started the Joan Day and to see the journey that you had is very inspiring and heartwarming ❀️
    But I wish you edited the video more and wrote the 17 highlights in words πŸ™πŸ»

  17. The fact that we manage to see a lot of you 2017 highlights through your channel, means a lot to us too! And being able to see you is definitely the highlight of my 2017 too!!! Let’s make 2018 another year full of happiness and joy! Happy New Year Joan ❀️

  18. Because of your videos,my goals in 2018 is trying to be more productive. Cause it seems to be more fun.
    Btw i like your makeup look on this video πŸ‘

  19. I can see that you have accomplished and done many things this year, Joan! I hope Joan and all of you watching, Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ˜„πŸ’

  20. Thank you so much to my most favorite youtube vlogger in the industry!! You and you're vlogs are completing my daily life. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS JOAN! I hope I can able to meet you soon. ❀️ – Alexandra from Philippines. ❀️

  21. So nice I discovered your channel this year and your review of korean skin care help me a lot to get into the korean skin regimen. I enjoyed most your collabs with Charlotte Cho and Edward 😊, so informative and I’m so keen to just watching all of you on your channel, Love from New Jersey β™₯️

  22. Btw joan thank you so much for introducing me to neogen i am hooked my skin isnt even dried out so happy thank you happy new year!

  23. I just discovered your channel and instantly subscribed. There is no other channel that dedicate to korean skin care and streetwear the two things I care about the most like yours haha. I hope you will do more streetwear video on 2018. Love you.

  24. Just like what they say, what you consume is what you are as well, because from what I see, your subscribers are just as loyal in watching your videos as you are in uploading themBEST MIX EVERNever been happier to be able to discover such a channel because not only has this shown me the beauty that is Korea, but also introduced me to one of the most inspiring and hardworking people I've known(Internet wise anyways) Thank you so much Joan and have a blessed year to come :')

  25. I'm so glad I started watching your videos.
    It has kept me going this year.
    Joan,you're such an inspiring person. I've learned so much from you.
    I know I'm going to miss your daily vlogs but you've worked so hard this year and we love you for that.

    I'll always support you and continue to watch your videos,
    Love you and stay blessed.

    PLAYS COSMOS-MIDNIGHT IN THE BG (That's been my favourite ever since you used it in your vlogs)

  26. Keep up the work Joan ~ 2018 is also my year to document more and you did make me more motivated to do so, so thanks a million for the same and ν™”μ΄νŒ…!

  27. Congrats on an amazing year Joan! I'm so happy we got to experience this year with you and I wish you the best into 2018! Also, I don't know if I'm late to the change, but I really LOVE your aesthetic endscreen! Definitely your style!

  28. You deserve all your 2017 highlights, named in the video or not all of it are due to you hard work!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  29. All the links that you put on the description box shows how hard you really worked for this year. Love you so much, Joan! I’m one of your subscriber who watched your vlog silently, but never missed to click the LIKE button every time your video shows up! Keep shining, Joan. πŸ’•

  30. Love you Joan !πŸ’– your videos always make my day better !! 😘 in 2018 don't overwork , it's okay to take breaks! Lots of love!πŸ’–

  31. It was joanday that made me enjoyed watching ur vids so much on both channels!! Keep it up joan! Next year we'll all do better and have another enjoyable year to have. πŸ˜„πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  32. Thank you Joan for bringing us new contents on both of your channels! 😊 I personally can see how much you work hard for both YouTube account. I think I haven't said this to you but I looking back on this year, I wanted to thank you so much! Following your skincare tips and product recommendations was one of the best decisions I've made. I bought some products based from what skin problems I have and it really changed me. It's been almost 8 months since I started adding products/steps to my skincare routine, and it really helped me improve my skin. I owe you that.
    Anyway, I hope you had a great year and I hope you'll have another great year ahead. 😊 Happy New Year!! 😁 Love from Mexico/Philippines πŸ’–

  33. Your vlogs are my 2017 highlight. Thanks for your effort. You are such an inspiring person. Anw i like your motd. And also Happy New Year! I hope i can meet you in person πŸ™‚

  34. One of my highlights of 2017 was finding your channel, Joan! I shared it to my best friend and she loves you too <3 Thank you so much for sharing such amazing content! Your videos are not only fun and entertaining but also informative as well πŸ™‚ My skincare routine changed drastically because of you (and so did my skin in the process!) So, once again, thank you Joan for all the amazing work you have done for us, your subscribers, and I can't wait for what you will bring in 2018!

  35. Okay, I got pretty emotional once you started talking about joanday 365 😭 still can’t believe it’s finished! So proud of you Joan!

  36. so proud and happy with everything you achieved/did in 2017! thank you for making my 2017 a great one too!! happy new year Joan and i'm soooooooo excited for what you have in store for us in 2018!! ilysm <3

  37. Happy new year, Joan!!!! Fun video, it was kind of like a throwback for joanday viewers haha because we are familiar with each highlight. Also, your lips look soooo great here! (coming from chapped lips right now LOL )

  38. Thank you for this year Joan, I definitely follow all the 365 day vlogs! You are the YouTuber who help me improve my skin thanks to your recommendations and I'm really grateful to you for that! You will be one of my favorite YouTuber for life because I feel like you become a close friend through the dailyvlogs πŸ™‚ I'm looking forward to the new year with you ❀️

  39. the reason why I decided to follow my dream and come to Korea, thank you Joan.

    hiiiii everyone, I just opened my youtube channel where I'll be talking about my experience working in korea and just my experience living in the country in general, I just posted my first video which is a haul of all the things I bought when i was in korea! I'll be eng subbing all the video I post! SO if you guys are interested to know more about my adventures, check me out!!! hihihi

  40. You inspire me so much, Joan!! Thank you so much for sharing with us your experiences. It means a lot! Happy New Year!!πŸ’₯😊

  41. You inspire me so much, discovering your channel was one of my highlights of 2017. I hope you have a great year during 2018❀️

  42. Joan is one the most real youtubers out there. She does genuine and honest videos. 😊

    I actually loved korea and its culture like when it comes to skincare, because of Joan and her channel 😍 thanks Joan! please keep on making inspiring videos in the future πŸ˜€

  43. Hi Joan, Happy New Year! I do not write a lot of comments but I watch your videos religiously. I really trust your recommendations on skin care. I have been using Innesfree eye cream and masks and love the brand. I do want to use CosRX because of my acne prone skin. I wish you all the best in 2018 and thanks for all your great recommendations. xoxo Marjan

  44. OMG I didn't know you used to live in Mokpo! I taught there last year! I don't know if you liked it, but I thought the seafood there was some of the best in Korea. I live in Anyang now (thank goodness) but I still sometimes miss the food in Mokpo!

  45. I started following you when i saw you on laureen uy's vlog.. and i get more inspired to take care of my skin because of you! Keep it up girl! Love you😘

  46. I hope you can come to the philippines this year joan πŸ™‚ we’d love to see you! Thank you and keep inspiring others πŸ™‚

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