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  • Welcome to my YouTube channel!

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    I am an author, filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur and consultant. In addition to the videos I publish on my YT channel, I also film, edit and publish my wife Ligia Pop's shows and videos, which you can watch on her channel (see link below). I make videos on a wide range of topics. Those of you subscribed to channels where you get videos on specific subjects may be surprised by the variety you get when you subscribe to my channel.

    My YT channel: http://youtube.com/raoulpop
    Ligia's YT channel: http://youtube.com/ligiapop

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    Website: https://raoulpop.com (since 2000)
    Consulting: http://exprimare.com
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    Released 10-01-2018
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  • A Guide to a Good Life Play all

    One man's guide to living a good life. An original web series created and hosted by Raoul Pop. Make sure to subscribe in order to get the new videos as soon as they're published. Thank you!
    • What has helped me in life: learning English - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 308 views
      The fifth video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well! In this one, I talk about how learnin...
    • What has helped me in life: things everyone should know about technology - Duration: 8 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 282 views
      The fourth video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well. This one lists the things we all nee...
    • What has helped me in life: laying the foundation for a career - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 250 views
      The third video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well. This one tells the story of how I lai...
    • What has helped me in life: my grandfather's example - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 271 views
      The second video in a new series where I talk about the people, experiences and things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well. This one's about my grandfather, who...
    • What has helped me in life: the typing class - Duration: 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 276 views
      I thought I'd start a new series of videos where I talk about the things that have helped me in life. Who knows, perhaps they'll help you as well. This one is about a typing class I took in high sc...
    • How to choose a camera that's right for you - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,262 views
      In this video, I'm going to walk you through a process that will help you choose the right camera for your needs; it's the same process I use myself as I choose new photo and video gear. I hope thi...
    • How Google's AI can eliminate the need to keyword photos - Duration: 7 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 616 views
      Google has baked some truly amazing object and scene recognition AI (artificial intelligence) into its Google Photos search. By comparison, the drudgery of manual keywording we currently have to do...
    • The importance of home - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,106 views
      It is truly important to have a place you call home, a place where you feel at home. It roots you, it provides you with a sense of belonging, it contributes to your mental health and it goes a long...
    • The wrong kind of escapism - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 849 views
      This is a video I recorded a few months ago. I wasn't sure whether to publish it or not, but today I decided for it. In it, I offer a possible explanation for the current obsession with vampires an...
    • Țara lui Andrei at Bran Castle - Vlog - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 727 views
      A wonderful thing is happening in both the US and Romania. People are actively encouraged to take up trade jobs and they're being given scholarships, intensive training and employment opportunities...
    • How to deal with anger - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,438 views
      This video offers advice drawn from my own experience with anger. I hope it helps you and it adds some original thoughts to the growing discussion on this topic.

      Released 20-07-2017
      Thanks for wa...
    • My thoughts on extending product lifetime - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 4 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 674 views
      In this video I'm talking about proposed EU circular economy policies which aim to extend the lifetime of products, the availability of repair services and spare parts, and improve consumer informa...
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  • Wristwatches, Pocket Watches and Clocks Play all

    Items from my private collection
    • 1960s Libelle Watch (NOS) - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 108 views
      This is a 1960s Libelle watch with an Ancre 17 jewel manual winding movement. Not much is known about the brand, but these watches are likely Italian-assembled with Swiss movements. I bought it NOS...
    • 1970s Tressa Automatic Watch - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 110 views
      This is a 1970s Tressa Automatic wristwatch with an Incabloc 25 jewel movement and date function. Serial number: 81272. I purchased it in the autumn of 2016 and had it fully serviced by my watchmak...
    • 1950s MuDu Doublematic Watch - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 156 views
      This is a 1950-60s (more likely 1950s) MuDu wristwatch with a 25 jewel Doublematic movement. It has a fairly unique metal mesh band that clasps securely around the wrist. It was gold-plated but mos...
    • 1950s Elton Automatic Watch - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 117 views
      This is a 1950s Elton Automatic wristwatch with a 25 jewel Autorotor movement. I purchased it in the winter of 2017. It has a matching metal band and gold plating that has pretty much worn off. It'...
    • 1930s Bulova L4 Watch - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 141 views
      This is a late 1920s or 1930s Bulova L4 wristwatch with a 21 jewel movement. I purchased it in the spring of 2017. Serial number is 7351974. It has a matching metal band and a 10K gold-filled case ...
    • 1956 Wostok Watch - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 190 views
      This is a 1956 Wostok watch with a manual 2605 movement, 17 jewels and a date function, which I bought toward the end of 2016. Serial number is 949864.

      Released 15-06-2019
      Thanks for watching!

      I...
    • 1970s Slava "TV Style" Watch - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 142 views
      This is a 1970-something Slava watch with a manual movement, 26 jewels, and a distinctive "TV style" dial. It was in pretty bad shape when I bought it, and it needed a lot of work and cleaning from...
    • 1950s Cornavin Geneve Watch - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 191 views
      This is a 1950s Cornavin Geneve, manual winding with an Arogno 152 movement, 17 rubis, purchased toward the end of 2016.

      Released 13-06-2019
      Thanks for watching!

      I am an author, filmmaker, photo...
    • 1960s Guda-Matic Watch - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 146 views
      This 1960s Guda-Matic watch with a distinctive dial design has a 30 jewel Omega 1481 automatic movement and a date function. The movement needed to be serviced, nothing too wrong with it, but the r...
    • 1950s JW Benson Watch - Duration: 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 181 views
      This 1950s J.W. Benson watch has a 16-jewel Smiths movement and a sub-second dial with Roman numerals. When I bought it, it was in pretty terrible shape, but with the help of my watchmaker, it now ...
    • 1990s Wyler Chronograph - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 179 views
      This is a Wyler P.W. 1896 Swiss Geneve Automatic Etanche Chronograph 18K gold-plated with date, Ref. 04.93.1631. I bought it in the spring of 2017. When I got it, the mechanism was in bad shape, wi...
    • 2017 Grayton Origin Automatic Smart Watch - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,380 views
      This is a limited edition Grayton Origin Automatic watch made in 2017, which bought from Indiegogo. The "smart watch" part of it is the strap, which contains circuitry that tracks and logs your mov...
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  • Children's Videos Play all

    Fun videos for children of all ages 😀
    • The Toy Train - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 25,433,145 views
      For the kid in all of us! A toy train - Thomas the Tank Engine - goes round and round on a wooden track set - Lillabo tracks from Ikea - in our living room. See my follow-up video too: https://yout...
    • Our kitten Sasha loves to play with toy trains - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 858,172 views
      Our 9-month old kitten Sasha, loves to watch our toy train go around our Christmas tree, and she also loves to playfully paw at it as it passes her. I recorded her playing with the train and with m...
    • Ligia plays with Felix - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 128,841 views
      Felix, our adorable tomcat, is playing with Ligia, my wife. He loved to play with her like this, always pouncing on her hand, making those cute squealing meows. He'd chase after her everywhere, try...
    • Non-stop kitten action - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 100,584 views
      A montage of lively, playful video clips recorded during the summer of '09, about a month after we adopted two half-feral kittens, Mitzi and Trixie. They loved to play in the yard! I hope you enjoy...
    • The Toy Train II - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 36,590 views
      Ten years later, here is a follow-up to my original Toy Train video (https://youtu.be/7ZHB5mnl6jI). It was set up for my daughter, who loves playing with trains. It's Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir...
    • The friendly donkey - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 19,661 views
      A friendly donkey we met while on a hike through a forest in Southern Transilvania. He was grazing in a meadow and was happy to spend a little time with us. As you can see, he was quite curious abo...
    • Felix falls asleep in my arms - Vlog - Duration: 34 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 17,367 views
      Our growing tomcat, Felix, purring and dozing off in my arms one evening, after a long day of play.

      Released 04-12-2009
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      I am an author, filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur ...
    • Sophie is happy - Duration: 9 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 7,911 views
      Our daughter Sophie just started saying the word "happy" tonight, to describe herself. She's half the reason I haven't posted videos lately -- I've been doing my best to ensure her happiness. The o...
    • Cat spaghetti - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 7,621 views
      A recipe for relaxation, courtesy of our kittens: Sasha, Bubu, Tira and Zuzu. Enjoy!

      The audio track is public domain, available from MusOpen.org and the Wikimedia Commons and it is Erik Satie's ...
    • The Christmas train show at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 7,352 views
      This is the Holiday Magic Train Show for the 2007-2008 Winter season, put together by the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, DC, USA.

      Released 10-12-2009
      Thanks for watching!

      I am an ...
    • Brother and sister kittens playfight - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 5,320 views
      Bubu and Tira, our sibling kittens, playfight in this video. Bubu is the bigger, brown kitten while Tira is the smaller, grey kitten. We're treated to beautiful spectacles like this one almost dail...
    • Tira, our grey cat - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 4,545 views
      Our grey adopted kitten, Tira (also known as Tira-Lira or Tirutza). She's an adorable, incredibly friendly little cat who loves to spend time with us. She follows us wherever we go around the house...
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  • How-to Videos Play all

    My various how-to videos
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    • The Toy Train - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 25,433,145 views
      For the kid in all of us! A toy train - Thomas the Tank Engine - goes round and round on a wooden track set - Lillabo tracks from Ikea - in our living room. See my follow-up video too: https://yout...
    • How to fold your shirts (and keep your closet organized) - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,372,219 views
      Here's how you can fold your shirts in such a way that they won't get creased, allowing you to save space in your closet and keep your luggage compact when traveling. In this video, I also show you...
    • How to shave with a double edge safety razor - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 9 years ago
      • 1,020,783 views
      I created this video video for an article on my website about how to get a great shave. Thank you for all the views, likes and comments! I'm so glad that I've been able to help you learn how to sha...
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    • Our kitten Sasha loves to play with toy trains - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 858,172 views
      Our 9-month old kitten Sasha, loves to watch our toy train go around our Christmas tree, and she also loves to playfully paw at it as it passes her. I recorded her playing with the train and with m...
    • Kinder's gone cheap - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 790,186 views
      Update: I'm aware that in other countries, Kinder Joy is available during the summer and Kinder Surprise can be found during the other seasons, especially in winter -- but when I made this video, t...
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    • Making our king size bed frame - part 1 - Duration: 9 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 333,622 views
      (Part 1 of 2) A video describing how I made a self-designed king-size bed frame instead of buying one. I wanted something really sturdy, something that would hold up well over time, and I wanted so...
    • The Lamborghini LM002 SUV - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 314,825 views
      This is the Lamborghini LM002 SUV, otherwise known as the Rambo Lambo. It was filmed at Funktion Auto, in Virginia (US) with their permission, on October 24, 2008. At the time, it was up for sale, ...
    • A mockingbird calls for mates - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 261,966 views
      A male mockingbird calls out for mates. Recorded this on June 14, 2008 in Grosvenor Park, North Bethesda, MD, USA. This little fellow sang in that tree for a few weeks during that time, exposing hi...
    • Why you should check a SATA drive's jumper settings - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      • 222,384 views
      In this now obsolete video (consumer hard drives no longer have jumpers), I'll show you why it was important to check a SATA drive's jumper settings. It often had to do with the drive's performance...
    • The mole cricket, a bizarre burrowing insect - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 199,250 views
      A closer look at the mole cricket, a garden insect from the cricket family. It burrows underground and eats the roots of freshly planted veggies. It's an interesting-looking beastie. It looks like ...
    • A complete shoe care tutorial for all seasons - A Guide to a Good Life - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 164,800 views
      In this long video, I show you how to take care of both summer and winter shoes, as well as how to restore old shoes, in great detail. The techniques shown here are: washing the shoes, applying lea...
    • How to make grape juice with a traditional wine press - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 132,552 views
      We made grape juice from our grape harvest, using a traditional wine press. This video shows you the process and explains how the grape juice can be stopped from fermenting using either the traditi...
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