So, what happened?

Let's catch up!
New Gaming Channel:
Instagram: dave.cad
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• How old are you? •
• How tall are you? •
6ft 4 (or 192 cm)
• Where do you live? •
Helsinki, Finland
• What camera gear do you use in this video?•
Canon EOS R (body)
Canon EF 16-35 f4 L IS
Rode Video Mic Pro+
• What program do you edit with? •
Adobe Premiere Pro CC




  • Thank you ALL for the amazing comments. Such wonderful words of encouragement and I've read them all. Thank you

    Dave CadDave Cad14 päivää sitten
  • Did you use a drone in the last part of the video, when you were walking outside? That was cool! :)

    SammakkoSammakko2 päivää sitten
  • Dude's becoming finnish going silent mode

    Bron JoBron Jo2 päivää sitten
  • I did the same as you, trying to reduce stress, which is the life of a content creator. I actually lost about 10kg BUT then December came. 😂 Anyway, this video so, so relatable it's scary. Take care, mate!

    Joakim AnderssonJoakim Andersson3 päivää sitten
  • There is other youtubers who should also take a break. Good to see you doing better :-)

    Jari MarkkanenJari Markkanen5 päivää sitten
  • Runescape mentioned! To the Varrock market square! Feel free to add me if you play the oldschool version of runescape :) ign: Elvelooter

    Michael RautiainenMichael Rautiainen6 päivää sitten
  • You should do content that makes you happy, I think it's very important! I love "cadin keittiö" videos. It would be fun to see what you eat in a day type of video or you making food with your family😊

    GeoparddGeopardd7 päivää sitten
  • As soon as I heard "Kind of like a mental health break" I nodded, liked, and started writing. Seriously, that's really all you need to say for most of us to understand. It's extremely important, and the last thing you should do is burn yourself out with forcing videos. Take breaks whenever you need, man.

    Schazmen RassirSchazmen Rassir9 päivää sitten
  • I noticed this video only now.

    Kielo Maria MajaKielo Maria Maja9 päivää sitten
  • Taking care of yourself is the most important thing, good that you had a break😊

    Nea JokelaNea Jokela10 päivää sitten
  • It's been a rough year all around and as soneone who's struggled with depression for years I know how important it is to give yourself a break and allow yourself to feel, process, settle and just breathe. I'm so glad you're feeling better and congrats on the book, that's super exciting! Leo is absolutely adorable!! Big hugs to you all

    shaairahshaairah12 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back! I really enjoy your videos!

    Maarit LiljendahlMaarit Liljendahl12 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back Dave! I hope you a feeling refreshed after being able to spend some family time. I love the vlogs, vlog style videos and videos seeing/ exploring Helsinki and Finland so im excited for all the upcoming content

    TheBethanyEllieTheBethanyEllie13 päivää sitten
  • Finnish weather can do that to you. Or is it for you? I 'm so bad at english.

    mouhelomouhelo13 päivää sitten
  • First there was an amish guy on the screen...Then there wasn't.

    Jani SinisaloJani Sinisalo13 päivää sitten
  • Kiva saada sinut takaisin..Nice to get you back😁

    Ja FoJa Fo13 päivää sitten
  • Glad you're back! Very wise of you to take a break - people should learn to do that more often. Many people just keep going until they completely crash. PS. maybe seasonal affective disorder "SAD" or winter depression (kaamosmasennus in finnish) was the last straw:

    MimmiMMimmiM13 päivää sitten
  • Welcome Back❤️.

    SopuliSopuli13 päivää sitten
  • Is Leo saying Isi and Moi? Aww

    RockismyAirRockismyAir13 päivää sitten
  • Glad you took time off to recharge, it's important! I love Cadin keittiö, so I'm happy you are going to do more of those. I was thinking, if you don't want to make full videos of taste tests, you could do like small clips on Instagram whenever you try something new. So it could be like one new candy bar and then your feedback. I don't know, just throwing that out there because I have always gotten a lot of tips from your TT videos and tried new things because of them. But you do you ☺️ Good to have you back!

    Sandra AllbrightSandra Allbright13 päivää sitten
  • Well, I have had quite a bad burnout twice - yep, not very smart that way :) And it is truly a very serious condition and it really can take long time to recover. Great that you admit that you have it - I have tried not admitting it, nope, not wise. Do see a doctor if you haven't and while anti-depressants have a bad press (for partially good reasons), they can be really helpful for short term recovery that you can then use for more permanent remedies. Don't kid yourself that you wouldn't be actually, physically sick. You are, mate, sorry about that. And maybe at this moment kind of on the rebound thinking that everything will be fine, if you yourself will now just shape up - nothing to it but to lift oneself by the bootstraps. No, it doesn't work that way. You are physically sick and you most likely need a pretty long time to fully recover. Sorry for the sermon but these days I feel like I'm a pretty much an expert on this subject :) (And yes, I have now, finally, after almost five painful and long years fully recovered from my second burnout, Gott sei Danke...)

    qwinethqwineth13 päivää sitten
  • Oh, that's perfectly valid, Dave! Even the best job in the world can wear you out. Especially in the context of said job being very present in your personal life, combined with the pressures of entrepreneurship during a pandemic... We're glad you're back, but even so, feel free to take as much time as you need whenever you need it to cope with the pressures of life and to maintain your mental health. We'll still be here.

    YoaraYoara14 päivää sitten
  • The beard is NICE hope to see it again

    Laura LahtinenLaura Lahtinen14 päivää sitten
  • Good to have you back. And as I promised, we were here waiting!

    WPWP14 päivää sitten
  • Aww, your son looks like an angel, so cute!! Take care of yourself, Dave, let's hope the world gets back on track asap... I work in a grocery store and have been working all this time so I see the MENTAL effect this all has on customers. Nobody in our store has been sick, bar a couple of people having normal colds. Being around hundreds of people on a daily basis and being completely fine makes me feel like I'm living in a different reality, lol...

    Fritha71Fritha7114 päivää sitten
  • Yes, Dave! 🙌🏼 Happy you are back and rested and really looking forward to purchasing a copy of the new book! Also very excited for the new things to come. Ps. Leo is getting so big!

    Luke BlandLuke Bland14 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back dude! Hope your doing better! Hope to see some vlogs from you soon! I’ll be honest man the taste tests ain’t for me! I love Finland and all but I would much rather see you vlog and out and about but do what makes you happy man! I can’t wait to get out and film a new video! I know we have never met but if you ever wanna talk to a level head 35 year old geordie I’m here for you mate

    Dan UnplannedDan Unplanned14 päivää sitten
  • Gonna be beautiful book!! Jenna makes some amazing illustration!

    Milla KuuskoskiMilla Kuuskoski14 päivää sitten
  • Even people who are in their dream jobs and love their jobs need a vacation from them, its nonetheless a job and I dont think thats complaining 👌🏼😌

    LauraSyLauraSy14 päivää sitten
  • Looking forward to seeing your future videos! As you're describing them, your new style of vlogging is exactly what I'd be interested in seeing. I started watching you because you live in Finland and so I'd love to see more about your family's life there.

    GinGin14 päivää sitten
  • So nice to have you back! I think it is important to talk and show the fragile part of us as well. We are not loosers if we need a break, but winners bacause we have the courage to face our fragile parts and do something for it. It is very ok to be human! I like your new plans of your vlogs. All the best wishes!

    Laura LehikoinenLaura Lehikoinen14 päivää sitten
  • My sisters husband is publishing childrens books as well

    builder brozbuilder broz14 päivää sitten
  • Happy you are back. :) Just take care of yourself, we will be here even after breaks

    Jussi SaariJussi Saari14 päivää sitten
    • And other note, I have been here quite a long time and from the start I have been supriced how good your video and sound quality have been, even from those few k subscribers. You already had 100k channels setup and quality and i would say that its still one of the best in finnish youtube scene today. Keep it up 😊

      Jussi SaariJussi Saari14 päivää sitten
  • Keep it up Dave. Videos to bring you joy: how about something outside? Show us regular stuff in Finland. It's really interesting to see Helsinki. I'm sure your subscribers who aren't in FIN would appreciate it. How about a hike!?

    JaivenJaiven14 päivää sitten
  • Great Video. EVERYONE needs some vacation now and again, and sauna! (Sauna of the Finnish Church in London is closed!). Regarding new content and your viewers growing up with you yeah it's true, as a 'long time viewer of Dave Cad' I don't feel myself connecting with your taste tests that much anymore, but a lot of of your other content very much so. If you want ideas into your hopper for new themes: - Public saunas (Finland & abroad? With English POV) - Social/other policies that Finland has that work (or don't!) - Videos exploring Finnish mindset vs other cultures - Private summer cottage reviews/documentation (to give idea of the the range out there, your own cottage is ALWAYS the best) - Finnish national parks - Explain what Finnish 'snägäri' is all about (The number of my foreign friends that are obsessed with visiting a snägäri when they visit Finland shocks me!) - Summer cottage saunas. OK I admit it, I'm a Finn stuck in Covid-19 lockdown London with no access to a sauna!

    Markus SiivolaMarkus Siivola14 päivää sitten
  • HELLO Dave and welcome back GOODBYE taste test!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏 They had their place Really welcome this new direction, wherever it goes. Some of us have been watching you since the shaky camera days...change is important, inevitable and should be embraced...good on you!!!!!!

    Alpha BeatAlpha Beat14 päivää sitten
  • Dave, welcome back!! Easily the most important and impactful video you have put out in a really long time. Really great to see you back on track with health again - keep it up Last year was tough, took its toll on everyone. Your honesty here is refreshing, as is your desire to evolve your channel and content. This is an important step in the right direction! Sure, there will be some naysayers...but those who do not adapt are fated to obscurity. Don't be held back by their comfort zone. Well done on this strategic, sensible and necessary decision and happy to see how little Leo is growing up so fast. Peace!

    RSP e2RSP e214 päivää sitten
  • Hi, I was wondering if you had ever heard of Lätkäliiga from Malaco? They are like salmiakki toffee type candies and on the wrapper there are Finnish ice hockey clubs logos. They are back this year and are very good. Maybe something to try for a new taste test video? Anyway, love your taste test videos and greetings from Holland!

    Sven PeekSven Peek14 päivää sitten
  • Who else was anxious about the thought that Dave's drone would drop into the ocean at the end? Also: all the best Dave, take your time to listen to your body and mind and feel free to take your content to the direction you are yourself most excited about. I think it is quite common among the youtubers that people stress about having breaks or changing their content to match their own wishes. It's good to remember that influencers always overthink their own things and other people - like your audience - are are not as critical, they are just happy to get the content you yourself like to do, as it is always the best kind of content.

    Peitto BurritoPeitto Burrito14 päivää sitten
  • Good to see you back! My personal recommendation is to go in the wild nature, do only the necessary things and feel how all the stress and anxiety just melts away. There are some excellent finnish youtubers who are making content about hiking, camping and outdoor lifestyle in general (not talking about myself 🙈). A collaboration video with one of them would probably be a hit!

    Marja S.Marja S.14 päivää sitten
  • What a perfect ending to this sunday, sauna and your greetings, I’m so happy you are back. I think I would enjoy more mature content not that some taste test in the future is a bad thing but being allready quite grey haired myself I do enjoy just hearing how’s your life going. Looking forward for yours and Cats book, very exciting news. Hugs for Leo he has grown so much 🥰

    Mantai LuaaMantai Luaa14 päivää sitten
  • Well that is how i first came to your channel to watch how you reacted on finnish alcohol. That could be counted as a taste test for sure. After that i watched some candy taste and so one. As a typical finn we are often very curious how foreigners think about finnish things (including people). So that is reason why many finns follows foreigners life here in Finland. Also culture shocks and differences are many cases very nice to watch. Some things are so oblivious when we live here that it is nice to see other perspective as well. Most people who visits here and makes videos are stunned from some of things or ways of life here in Finland. It also opens my own eyes how good we actualy have things here compairing to elsewhere in world. You always picture that it would be so much better to live somewhere else but actualy it´s quite opposite and nice to see that people from all over the world wants to move or at least visit Finland. It´s propably hard to try to be creative and think what people wants to see. Put it this way and do what you want to doo and made videos about those things. Cooking is one thing. Everybody needs to cook and eat so that is always good idea. That also might inpire some youngsters to cook too and thats always positive. Of course this whole corona situation slows things down and there are not so much possibilities to do things that before. Stay positive dude!

    ArchieArpeggioArchieArpeggio14 päivää sitten
  • I totally know what you mean, I just had to admit to myself only last week that I am completely and utterly burnt out. And I am "only" studying. I even started crying during a Zoom class the other day, needless to say that was embarrassing. But it's important to talk about this stuff, we are not machines and sometimes we get overwhelmed and that's okay as long as we accept help. Anyway, hopefully 2 weeks was enough, it certainly feels like a short period of time... but I understand that FIstartrs find it really hard to stay away much longer. Glad to have you back, in either case!

    Paula H. L.Paula H. L.14 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back! It's good to take some time to rest once in a while.

    AurinkohelmiAurinkohelmi14 päivää sitten
  • I miss your vlogs, they were what drew me to your channel! I don't really watch the taste test videos, but I understand needing to do them if they are popular.

    Jamie LJamie L14 päivää sitten
  • Great stuff mate, and glad to see you back. I'm one of the monotonous worker bees who does a 9-5 job however I'm grateful for the holidays we can get. Having said that self employment is appealing in a lot of ways and I hope one day I can do it.

    LoneWolfLoneWolf14 päivää sitten
  • Dave plays RuneScape who would've thought

    Cheribery 1Cheribery 114 päivää sitten
  • So nice to see you again and hear that you are feeling better! 🤗

    Hanna PakarinenHanna Pakarinen14 päivää sitten
  • Looking forward for changes

    Daria UniverseDaria Universe14 päivää sitten
  • Winter time, man. Five years and going here for me. I think that it's great you are taking some time out for yourself. Finland's climate at time of pandemic is not the best combo, but hey, seems like it's gonna get better soon.

    Роман ЗахаренковРоман Захаренков14 päivää sitten
  • Älä ota paineita! Julkaiset videoita, kun jaksat.. kieltämättä en edes huomannut, että olet ollut poissa 🤔🤷‍♀️

    TanjaTanja14 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back Dave

    Fredrik JacobssonFredrik Jacobsson14 päivää sitten
  • Your taste test videos are how I discovered you, but it's all your other content that has kept me around! Really enjoy watching the different videos you create, where you're taking the channel, etc. Do what makes you happy Dave, we're just lucky to be along for the ride!

    New To NordicNew To Nordic14 päivää sitten
  • I would love to see more "daily life kind of videos: How does one buy lippu? What does doing laundry look like? (I'm in the US, and I know we are more machine-focused.) How do you get mail/packages? Etc, etc.

    Sarah BuhrmanSarah Buhrman14 päivää sitten
  • Ooh, looking forward to more Cadin keittiö! That's my favourite series of yours. 😀 Winter is hard time in Finland with the darkness. Brightlight lamps help a lot. Take a break every time you feel like it - we will be here! 😊

    Wanda PebbleWanda Pebble14 päivää sitten
  • It's important to talk about these things. Thank you! I think society today does not really acknowledge enough the mental problems. It's getting better but there is still a way to go. For example for people that are not self-employed, it might be a tricky situation to tell their employer about their issues, and then self-employed do not get enough support for their issues and they need to carry it all themselves. It will get better and I wish you all the best of luck. This is not an easy time to be self-employed and you should really be proud of yourself, not only the children's book but everything you do every day.

    ufoalusufoalus14 päivää sitten
  • holy shiet u work with Mauri Kunnas daughter! thats awesome!

    SheriffosSheriffos14 päivää sitten
  • Good to have you back Dave! 💪 Burnout is a bitch, but you did a wise thing by taking the timeout and opening up about it. I'm looking forward to your new stuff!

    Makedz88Makedz8814 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back! You have helped me out of dark moments with your videos, I'm glad that you are better now. ❤ Can't wait for the children's book!!!

    # VeKara# VeKara14 päivää sitten
  • When hot wings video?

    Matthew DicksonMatthew Dickson14 päivää sitten
  • I hear you 100% Dave! I had a stressful burnout so I quit my job December last year. I have been unemployed since, but I feel SO MUCH better now. Looking for a new job atm, but I have to say its so good to be just by yourself for a while and do nothing.

    NaHKi5NaHKi514 päivää sitten
  • So you literally Finnish now 😄 it’s seasonal thing also so be prepared for the next year 🤔

    Enna OjalaEnna Ojala14 päivää sitten
  • Take care of yourself and your family. 👍❤

    Janne KääntäJanne Kääntä14 päivää sitten
  • Yes! More kitchen videos! Especially those when You are given a recipe without know what the end result will be! And yes - You should ALWAYS do content that You LIKE to do - not what You feel You must do. We will notice the difference in quality etc. If YOU are having fun - we viewers will enjoy watching it. Simply as that! Keep up the good work and don't be afraid to take brakes every now and then.

    Kenneth AxiKenneth Axi14 päivää sitten
  • I'm glad you took a break and took care of yourself, but of course I missed seeing you post. I absolutely adore following you, Cat & Leo. If you're interested in doing some more "informational videos" about Finland & being a foreigner, me (Finnish, but lived abroad since age of 11) and my boyfriend (Croatian) would appreciate it a lot, since we are moving to Finland this year (hopefully.) Much love!

    Teresa KiTeresa Ki14 päivää sitten
  • I remember a time a long bit ago you went through this. You just needed a break. Glad you feel better.

    Antoinette DemarieAntoinette Demarie14 päivää sitten
  • Det är det genuina innehållet som lönar sig i längden. Så var sann mot dig själv så fortsätter vi att följa dig 🙂 ..å vi utvecklas, "invecklas" och förändras som människor - både du och vi som kollar. Så du förlorar nog tittare om du inte förändras, och även om du förändras - men då finns ju möjlighet att du vinner nya tittare 🙂 Du vet klyscha: "bara var dig själv"

    VaLoVaLo14 päivää sitten
  • I hear you mate. Try to stay strong. Many of us haven been were you are at, we love you and hope to see you better.

    ChesraChesra14 päivää sitten
  • Take train, and come icefishing here

    Jimmy RönnkvistJimmy Rönnkvist14 päivää sitten
  • You do you. You are awesome person. I like your Learning Finnish-videos but would watch anything, but the taste tests, because everyone in FIstart eats rando-crap now (such as GMM)

    RockismyAirRockismyAir14 päivää sitten
  • It's interesting to hear you say that "taste test videos" get the views, while I myself haven't really watched those. My point being, not everyone of your subscribers is here for endless amount of taste testing. Feel free to try other things.

    Findi90Findi9014 päivää sitten
  • I was so anxious at the end because I was afraid that the drone will fell to the water 😨😨 but anyway, welcome back!

    Anna SippoAnna Sippo14 päivää sitten
  • Dance to your own rhythm, Dave :) We all love a Cave Dad doing stuff whenever he so pleases. :)

  • Happy to see you back

    B RabbitB Rabbit15 päivää sitten
  • Ta det lugnt!

    Urpo LahtiUrpo Lahti15 päivää sitten
  • So glad to see you again! 🧡

    Beth HallBeth Hall15 päivää sitten
  • grow a big beard plssss

    jONNYjONNY15 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back bud! I just moved from NZ to Finland with my partner (who is Finnish) on the day you took your break and it's now so nice to get back in touch with you now that I'm actually here! We've been watching your videos for years and we love you and your family and videos 😊 P.S. Runescape! Me too! But you probably play OS?? :'(

    Joshua PearsonJoshua Pearson15 päivää sitten
    • Welcome to the NZ to Finland migrant club.

      Jody FanningJody Fanning13 päivää sitten
  • Good to see you back and feeling better! Looking forward to seeing more content. Evolving is part of life 👍🏽👍🏽

    ninuhninuh15 päivää sitten
  • Once corona is gone i would love to see you explore other cities and places in Finland :) vlogs and checking out the best spots and also just hanging out in nature

    7moonwalker77moonwalker715 päivää sitten
  • A big YES to the new direction of your channel! Very much looking forward to it!

    _ Chabella __ Chabella _15 päivää sitten
  • Runescape! Thats a grinding stream i would watch :D

    JaniJani15 päivää sitten
    • Me too! But does he play OS or real RS 🤔 ;)

      Joshua PearsonJoshua Pearson14 päivää sitten
    • Grindscape for sure 🤣

      Dave CadDave Cad15 päivää sitten
  • Good job taking care of yourself Dave! Excited about future content :)

    michi de Graafmichi de Graaf15 päivää sitten
  • Best job in the world or not, too much is too much and then you have to listen to yourself. So glad you did and took your break. And these things should be talked about it more, there is nothing embarassing about it. Also, would love to see some content of places you visit and how you think of them. Finnish tourist attractions? Yay for adultier content! Hope youre feeling better!

    pepperfairypepperfairy15 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back, happy you’ve found joy again and be mindful of your health in the future❣️

    miamirabelmiamirabel15 päivää sitten
  • Nice to see you again Dave. :-)

    Erik LindahlErik Lindahl15 päivää sitten
  • 👍

    Tom STom S15 päivää sitten
  • Hope you're feeling better Dave! Had to comment as I was five years ago exactly 16 years old and now 21 😄 Personally I still like the taste test videos because of their relaxed vibe, but those other plans sound great too! The video where you and Cat ate some lunch and had a casual conversation was very pleasant, maybe you could do more of that kind of stuff and perhaps combine taste testing with some casual talk/vlogging? Also got to say that those videos from the mökki are always great, looking forward to seeing those next summer as well!

    pekeeehpekeeeh15 päivää sitten
  • Ice fishing video

    Timo SivulaTimo Sivula15 päivää sitten
  • i cheer you with your ideas of bringing more mature content. Candy tasting videos are interesting for a younger audience, but as a 35 years old man as i am, i dont want to look at them

    Veik TikVeik Tik15 päivää sitten
  • We totally get the self employed way of life! People need brakes 😎 It's really good to figure out what kind of content you enjoy making because we can imagine the amount of time going into it!

    The Nordic WayThe Nordic Way15 päivää sitten
  • First time commenting here. I discovered your videos out of a curiosity about life in Finland and ended up staying because of you. You seem like a really nice guy and I always enjoy your content. More vlogs and exploring Finland and life in Finland would be excellent - either way you should definitely make the content you enjoy the most. Glad you're back and that the break has done you well.

    Chrstopher Blighton-SandeChrstopher Blighton-Sande15 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back Dave 😊

    Allu 91Allu 9115 päivää sitten
  • Hienoa! Kirja kiinnostaa todellakin. :)

    pahakasvi venuksestapahakasvi venuksesta15 päivää sitten
  • Oh, it was a bear wakeing up and turning to Dave... Many fullltime FIstartrs in Sweden are burning out, becourse they work 24/7 and not takeing care of them self. So I am not suprised, it happend to you. Good for you, you took a break, welcome back whit new energy, it should be fuun make videos not becourse you have too... 👏

    Nina GladNina Glad15 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back Dave. Awe, Leo's red cheeks 😍

    Robert BischelRobert Bischel15 päivää sitten
  • Stress, shift work and traumas are the things which make most of the mental illnesses, it's a western culture problem. If I didn't have those in my life, my brain would not have gone broke. It's easy to detect the reasons if you look hard enough were it came from because the illness happens after the thing which made it. I got into university got stressed, got panic attacks, brain shut off, dropped off, got better. (school stress) JAMK sucks by the way, the stress level there, it's unhealthy high. My parents divorced, it started them all. I got trauma and stress, didn't go to school for a week, got therapy, I was 15, the time when brain is the most weak.

    VompattiVompatti15 päivää sitten
  • Welcome back mate! As for content, do whatever you feel like doing. Cadin Keittiö is something I'd like to see as a person who cooks professionally, but whatever you feel like doing, I'll be here watching when I can :)

    AlmightyNorppaAlmightyNorppa15 päivää sitten
  • Burnouts seem to be very common for youtubers. You are not alone.

    Whazzup_teacupWhazzup_teacup15 päivää sitten
  • I'm always so excited whenever I see a new upload!

    m1intym1inty15 päivää sitten