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  • (relaxed music)

  • (animal whimper)

  • (chill hip hop music)

  • (cat purring)

  • - Aw yeah.

  • Aw.

  • Oh so many purrs.

  • You're such a perfect kitty.

  • (horn blows)

  • - Ha, good joke Mom.

  • Purrfect.

  • Hey guys, Meemers here.

  • So I'm doing okay, Mom and Dad did bring me,

  • (funny licking sounds)

  • to Canada.

  • They did have to do tons of quarantine stuff

  • to get me in and out of the country but they did it,

  • and I don't know what it's for because I'm a cat.

  • So I don't know what planes are

  • and I don't know what countries mean.

  • It was really strange.

  • I was on this thing, it was loud.

  • And it was like 18 hours and no one would let me poop

  • and no one gave me water and I'm just happy to be home.

  • - Good morning everyone. It's like 7 am in Tokyo.

  • And we are heading to get some breakfast.

  • We're super jet lagged.

  • It's what we usually do is we go for Sukiya

  • and Simon is pretty tired.

  • - Hey, my gosh how do I do this thing again?

  • So I think we're supposed to press the record button

  • and then I talk to this machine as if it's a person.

  • Hello people that are watching our videos.

  • It's been a very long time since we've done something.

  • We've had a good recovery and I think now

  • we're ready to eat some Japanese food.

  • - [Martina] This is really neat.

  • I've never seen anybody refill--

  • Cool.

  • - Oh this is cool.

  • - [Martina] Right? (cow groans)

  • - Am I allowed to look here?

  • - [Martina] I don't know, it's so cool.

  • Okay let's go and get some food

  • - Yeah food, I got distracted.

  • - [Martina] I wanted to show you guys

  • (cow groans)

  • these cool stickers.

  • I have not shared this with you guys.

  • But I actually go around collecting all these stickers.

  • I take photos of them.

  • Yeah that's right, stop police brutality.

  • - [Simon] I had to stop here

  • (cow groans) on the way to food.

  • Because one person has littered

  • and left all their soy milk here.

  • But who drinks three soy milks in a row?

  • - [Martina] This is our traditional Sukiya.

  • We used to live right down that street

  • when we first moved to Japan, to Kichijoji.

  • and then we came across here

  • and it was our very first Sukiya.

  • Okay, we're heading on in.

  • Choices.

  • Hot pot with noodles. Gyudon bowls you guys already know

  • because we did a Sukiya video on it.

  • And if you don't know it then you need to go.

  • Okay, I think I'm gonna do--

  • (grunting)

  • Feeling pretty tired to film without eating food huh?

  • - I, it's--

  • - [Martina] You never really shared that with anybody before

  • about like, we've talked about some of the struggles

  • but you should tell people,

  • like seriously, you know it's tough.

  • - Yeah, I thought that I'd just be able to come in here,

  • start filming and talking

  • but I haven't eaten in a very long time.

  • And I think I'm just too big to go that long without eating.

  • - [Martina] You're like a dinosaur.

  • - I am a very big boy and I just,

  • I'm all fuzzy and confused and jet lagged.

  • - [Martina] And fuzzy.

  • - And aroused.

  • - [Martina] Um, what? - Uh.

  • - So for 2020 we're trying out some new stuff.

  • We're trying to be more honest with ourselves

  • and the abilities that we have.

  • And one of the big things I know that we struggle with

  • is like, for example, I am definitely getting sicker.

  • But, I have to accept it

  • and figure out some of my limits.

  • So, we're going to try to do more videos that

  • don't involve me being completely wrecked, exhausted.

  • Which turns into me not putting up the video at all.

  • I'd rather put up some videos and share with you guys,

  • if we have some more comfortable limits on how to film.

  • So I'm hoping we'll be able to film

  • more naturally when we head out.

  • And that, it will be more like

  • stuff that's happening around our neighborhood and Tokyo.

  • And it will be kind of like, not day in the life,

  • but you will be able to see real Japan life.

  • And we'll also have some more organized videos

  • as well, right?

  • - And what's real Japanese life right now is

  • coming to Sukiya when you're jet lagged

  • and eating beside the dude that's totally passed out.

  • - [Martina] Yeah, I don't blame him.

  • - Hot tip if you're coming to Japan,

  • and you have no where to sleep.

  • Go eat at a Sukiya and take a nap.

  • Oh here come the (speaking Japanese) in the distance.

  • Sugoi!

  • (people speaking Japanese)

  • We've been living in Asia for 12 years now

  • and after spending one month in Canada without rice,

  • I damn near lost my mind.

  • Rice is very important, all right?

  • I've changed. No rice, no life.

  • - [Martina] Seaweed,

  • Oh ya, Onsen Tamago.

  • - [Simon] Oh yeah.

  • - [Martina] I missed that.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Do they have a low shoyu you here? (speaking Japanese)

  • (speaking Japanese)

  • (repeating mmms)

  • (chews loudly)

  • (punches land)

  • - [Simon] What is this in the top left corner?

  • - [Martina] I had to stop a second

  • because I think this is a rotary telephone.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine, the Christmas edition.

  • We got, oh, we got Gremlins. We got Ultraman, Anpanman,

  • And of course, Marvel.

  • The best. It's Loki and I love him

  • and you can't tell me otherwise. ♪

  • - Wow!

  • - [Martina] I kind of feel like,

  • I need to have a rotary telephone thing.

  • - I mean, how could you not have one?

  • - [Martina] I'm going to resist it because it's dumb!

  • - I do think the younger generation--

  • - Yes. Doesn't know what it is.

  • - Has not felt the satisfaction of dialing a rotary phone.

  • It was a very good feeling wasn't it?

  • - Not only was it a good feeling,

  • it helped us remember our phone numbers.

  • So, when Jackie came back to Toronto,

  • She goes, Oh I'll just call her house.

  • Luckily, I know her phone number off heart.

  • And I'm like, yeah, I know your phone number off heart.

  • I know your phone number off heart too.

  • I mean in Pickering,

  • and your phone number here too don't worry.

  • - Do you know my phone number here?

  • - Yes.

  • - Tell me.

  • - I'm going to whisper into your ear.

  • - Okay whisper it.

  • - Hang on.

  • - Heads up, these are all external mics,

  • they're still going to hear us.

  • - Shit, I forgot. I'm just going to mouth it,

  • I'm not going to say it out loud.

  • (whispering)

  • - That was a lucky guess. That was a lucky guess.

  • - How was it a lucky guess?

  • There are so many digits

  • to a Japanese phone number.

  • - There are 11 and--

  • - One, two, three,

  • four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.

  • 11 phone numbers, numbers to remember.

  • It's complicated y'all.

  • - [Simon] Yarg. This be the Cafe and salon for pirates.

  • - Yarg matey.

  • We'll give you a coffee and then kick ya off the plank,

  • ya limey bastard.

  • That felt very piratey.

  • - [Simon] You got it there girl.

  • Aw, a little doggy.

  • - [Martina] (gasp) So nice! I like it.

  • - [Simon] Yeah, yeah eh. Little doggy statue.

  • - Just like my fairy garden.

  • - [Simon] That's true!

  • - If people look carefully,

  • they'd see thousands of tiny creatures staring out at them

  • from my bushes. (laughing)

  • - [Simon] Hey, when are you going to clean your garden?

  • - Okay, listen, look, okay, hello, oh he's following me.

  • (dramatic horror music)

  • - Ah, he's still there!

  • He's catching up!

  • - [Simon] Hey, that's a nice bag you got girl.

  • - Thanks, I made it.

  • That tuckered me out. What I'm hoping to do

  • is take everything off my garden ledge.

  • I'm going to clean it all.

  • I got some brushes for cleaning

  • and I'm going to have to water. (door creaking)

  • - [Simon] Shut it bird.

  • - That's the bird that used to sit outside our window

  • and scream at us every morning.

  • I'll be honest, we're a little bit behind schedule

  • because normally we come to the park at like four, five AM

  • and the sun rises, and we see all the old people

  • doing their amazing exercises.

  • They do like an (counts in japanese) and it's really neat.

  • But it's so cold we decided to stay at home

  • and snuggle in our giant blanket robes.

  • (both laughing)

  • This hurts my ankles.

  • You see this sign?

  • - [Simon] Walk your bicycle.

  • It is very dangerous to ride on your bicycle here.

  • - I always take my bicycle down this ramp.

  • - [Simon] Same!

  • - I come all the way down and I just,

  • keep it braked of course, but you like roll down super--

  • - [Simon] You keep yours braked?

  • - Yeah you don't want to go whoa

  • - [Simon] Not me.

  • - (Speaking Japanese) Come on.

  • (ducks quack)

  • - All these ducks are just going like

  • (tongue clicks) and appearing in the lake.

  • (gasps) I cannot emphasize enough

  • how much fun Inokashira Coen, I mean Inokashira Park is.

  • Because you come here and sometimes you think you're alone,

  • and then you look over and there's people

  • wearing duck wadding things, and they're in the bushes

  • and they've got like their cameras out.

  • Or there's people sketching.

  • It's filled with, it's brimming with wild life.

  • (soft piano music)

  • Is that a puppers on a special--

  • - [Simon] Oh my gosh what is this wonderful, magic?

  • Two, big doggies.

  • Oh look at the white snout on that one!

  • - [Martina] Oh and the old boy.

  • Oh I love it.

  • - [Simon] Oh my god.

  • - [Martina] Oh, he took them out.

  • That's so nice.

  • - [Simon] Oh what a nice doggy.

  • - [Simon & Martina] (Speaking Japanese)

  • - [Martina] It says I'm so happy.

  • Because of course they're goldens!

  • - [Simon] Yeah!

  • That doggy such an old doggy.

  • They're just giving, they're letting that doggy

  • have some last walks.