FAQs (YouTube Edition)

I guess now is the best time to answer some frequently asked questions I’ve come across because of YouTube. If I haven’t answered any of your questions, feel free to tweet me at @RACHEYwrites or comment below.

Tech-Related Questions

📷 What camera do you use to film your videos?

I use several different types of cameras depending on what type of video I’m filming (i.e. vlogs, FILAM FANGIRL videos, lookbooks, travel vlogs). I use the Canon T5i with many different lenses, the Canon G7x, and the GoPro Hero 4.

🎥 What do you use to edit your videos?

Final Cut Pro X. Prior to that, I’ve used iMovie, Sony Vegas, and the ancient Windows Movie Maker.

🎧 Where do you get your background music?

YouTube Audio Library.

🎥 Who designed your YouTube Channel Art?

I did! I used the same font I used for this blog, and designed it all on PicMonkey.

✏️ Can I interview you for my blog?

I love answering questions for other blogs and YouTube channels. If you are interested in interviewing me, please send me an email at racheltorrelino(at) with your list of questions and a link to your blog/channel! I’ll tweet and facebook out the link to our interview once you publish it.

Personal Questions

🌎 Where are you from?

I’m from lots of places, but most of my life has been in California.

🍊 Where do you live?

Currently floating around Orange County, California — usually near Disneyland.

⌛️ How old are you?

I was born in December (early 90s) — you can do the math 😜

🇵🇭 Are you filipino?

Yes, I’m full filipino. I was born in Hawaii and raised in California. People usually get this confused and think I’m half filipino because I say I’m “Filipino-American” but I hope they understand that both my parents are Filipino, so I’m culturally Filipino and nationally American by citizenship.

🙋🏽 How tall are you?

In my mind, I’m as tall as an Amazonian Goddess. Physically, I’m 5’1.75. (yes! the .75-inch matters)

💕 Do you have a boyfriend?

No, I had a boyfriend, but now he’s a husband and I highkey love him. We’ve been friends since 2006, dated since 2009, and got married in 2017! He popped the question, and six weeks later we said “I do!” Hang out with the Torrelinos sometime on our vlog channel.

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