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1 second everyday

9 countries. 30 cities. 1 trip around the world.

Now playing: My yearlong adventure as told by 1 Second Everyday. Last year, Tim and I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, visiting 7 different countries in Asia (and making a pitstop to our respective homes in the USA) after teaching abroad in Korea. It was a bucket list moment that I ticked off and with the man of my dreams by my side. We saw Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, India, The UAE, the East and West Coast of the USA, Canada, and The Philippines together before concluding our wayfaring in Vietnam. Currently, we are now living together and working in Saigon. A very special takeaway from the trip that I’ve been waiting for 365 days to come to completion since I began it last Sept. 5th, 2015aka the first day of our time together – is our 1 Second Everyday project. Each day on the road, we recorded a bit of our time. Today, I got to stitch it together and in chronological order, it clocks in at 6 minutes! This compilation is especially important to me since I lost the hard drive containing ALL my photos from the backpacking trip on a Boltbus to NYC while we were rushing back to Asia from the States. Most of what I have in this video are all that remain of certain places I visited on this trip.

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The first picture we took on Sept. 5, 2015 somewhere on Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Have you ever heard of 1 Second Everyday?

For someone who has a bad habit of abandoning journals, I’ve resorted to more fast-paced methods of recording my travels. I love to scrapbook tangible bits of my trips (eg. ticket stubs, brochures, stickers, etc.) and while backpacking trip around Asia, I wrote a haiku a day for 131 days (shout out to my sister Mira for the inspiration!) The only downside of my quick way of recording is that it leaves out all those intimate details. I usually forget WHEN things happened, which becomes a problem. But what it boils down to is that for someone on the go, daily journaling feels like too much of a commitment. So when I found the 1 Second Everyday application, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

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A preview of what the app looks like in real-time // Credit: Canvas Pop

What is 1 Second Everyday?

Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life…

1 Second Everyday is an application that stores a second of your day via a video clip or a photograph and that weaves it all together, whenever and wherever. I was first introduced to the concept (not the app) through this viral vid where a husband documents each day of his wife’s pregnancy and I was like, “Wow, this would be a great way to capture some long-term travel.” It seemed as if the universe was listening because then I discovered this app that conveniently replicated this gentlemen’s work minus all the manual labor of eiting. I was instantly hooked!

The application is fairly easy to use. All you have to do is record a few video clips throughout the day (or even just one). Then, on the calendar, tap on the date and you’ll see the videos you took that day appear on the screen. You then have the choice of choosing the “1 second” you’d like to feature. Simple as that! This is probably the most unconventional method of journaling I’ve encountered but it was the fastest and most reliable way to make sure each day was chronicled. And it’s so easy to share your journey. All you have to do is press play to summarize your experience. The app is available both on the App Store and Google Play for $4.99. (SO WORTH IT!)

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A more in depth look at the steps // Credit: Tidy Mom

Disclaimer! This is NOT a sponsored post. I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with the 1 Second Everyday organization.

Do you have any cool apps that are great for traveling? Or do you have a preferred way of journaling? I’d love to share the knowledge! Please comment below πŸ™‚ xoxo Izzy

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Millette Pulido is a Bay Area-based, Boston-bred Filipina who loves to vagabond. At 29, the former expat has traded in her nomadic ways for a semi-grounded life in San Jose, CA. Recently married, she's focusing on balancing travel with a full-time job and a destination wedding side hustle, all while planning her honeymoon in 2020. She lives for good times, good food, and good peeps. Find out her #wheretonext on Instagram @thenextsomewhere.

Comments:

  • September 7, 2016

    I love the idea of this app but would love it even more it it was three seconds. Think it would feel more joined up but such a great concept

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  • September 8, 2016

    This is a great idea! It is such a shame that you lost your hard drive but this is a great way to remember some of those important moments from your trip. We are planning on filming a wedding video a bit like this because we are still travelling so I will have to check this out!!

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  • September 8, 2016

    One of the guys I was with in Indonesia not so long ago used this and his video at the end was amazing. Some people are so clever developing apps like this.

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  • September 8, 2016

    I saw your post about this in a Facebook group and thought it was a really cool idea. I would love to start making videos of our trip however the idea of spending a lot of time editing really puts me off. This sounds like a perfect way to get around that. Thanks for sharing.

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  • September 8, 2016

    Oh my gosh this video made me smile. SO CUTE! (Second hand dying for you on losing your hard drive though). I would love to explore the world, but I definitely want someone to do it with, you guys are so lucky to have each other. All these places sounds amazing, and I’m a little jealous you get to be in Saigon. It may have been a surprise favorite on my Vietnam trip!

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  • JM

    September 8, 2016

    Very interesting app. Searching it now in playstore and will download it for sure.

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  • September 9, 2016

    I LOVE this idea and definitely something I could envision us doing over the next year or so! It’s so difficult to keep track of every single trip you take and all too often they blend together and you forget about some place iconic that you experienced. Thanks for sharing this and will definitely check it out.

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  • September 9, 2016

    What a great concept! I need to try this out! Such a cool way to document your travels in a new way. Thanks for sharing this!

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  • September 10, 2016

    Interesting concept. I think it’s a very good way to show your friends and family where you have been quickly, instead of showing them an hour long boring video. I’ll remember this app if I’m going to do some extensive traveling.

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  • September 11, 2016

    When I watched your video: I know life is worth living, traveling is fantastic, friends are awesome, traveling with a significant other kicks ass, you two are so much fun I want to hang out! and thank you for sharing you travels, intimate moments, joys and memories that will last forever.

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  • September 11, 2016

    When I first went to watch your video I didn’t think 1 second was enough, but you really managed to capture and share a lot of great moments! I bet that year just flew by. I know my time in Asia sure has!

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  • September 12, 2016

    This is so sweet, Izzy! And kudos to the app developer. This should have been around when I was still into recording the every day of my babies.

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  • September 13, 2016

    Downloading the App now! Thanks for sharing this post ^^

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  • September 13, 2016

    That’s really cool!
    The app is a beautiful way to look back on all your favourite memories. And a motivation to get out a do something interesting to record!

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