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  • So for the next few weeks, I am staying indoors, only going out to snap up essential groceries and family mart fried chicken on When the last things I did before I locked myself away was go out on my biannual clothes shopping trip.

  • Now you could probably tell I don't really do fashion or style or anything particularly good.

  • But I did buy my new favorite shirt, complete with an English phrase that defines not only who I am, but what I believe in on that is this has high functionality, has high functionality.

  • I wear it with pride, especially when I go down the gym.

  • People picking up 500 kilogram weights.

  • You might wanna lift a truck, but do you have high functionality?

  • Probably No, I simply put, is the best shirt I've ever bought down the 100 yen store.

  • But as I'm indoors this month, I thought I'd do a very rare Cuban, a video answering questions sent in by you guys.

  • I think it's the first time I've done this about two or three years now, covering everything from life in Japan to YouTube to personal experiences answered with brutal honesty will also be reading out comment of the week and hate mail of the week.

  • Because no, everybody is nice.

  • I'd like to think by the end of this Q and experience.

  • Hopefully we'll know a lot more about each other, that existence about very essence of what makes life so special, so unique.

  • Let's jump it.

  • What's your favorite color of the alphabet Minds triangle?

  • What was the strangest thing you've seen in Japan?

  • All rights.

  • This next bit isn't entirely family friendly, So look away from the screen for three seconds if you have to give you a warning.

  • So there's a little district in Shinjuku called Golden Guy.

  • It's a little collection of bars down these alleyways.

  • Looks like a cyberpunk, dystopian, futuristic setting is repertory straps to be careful.

  • If you do go there, they do tend to overcharge you for certain things.

  • But there is a good bar, a charming establishment simply called Death Match in Hell.

  • If you like death metal horror movies, the place is absolutely covered in them and the guy that runs it.

  • Three.

  • Nice guy realized.

  • They imagine you've sat down for a drink or two, and you're munching away on the complimentary popcorn which comes with place.

  • And then you decide to go to the toilet, see, make away towards the back of the shop.

  • And there in the corner, on your way, you come face to face with.

  • Look away now, whatever the fuck that is.

  • I remember seeing that in thinking.

  • Oh, wow.

  • I'm really glad I came here.

  • But once you've seen it, you can't unsee it.

  • So I'm sorry for that.

  • Yoda with a chopped up arm will forever be in your nightmares.

  • Welcome to the club.

  • Was your dating life been like in Japan?

  • Uh, underwhelming.

  • Out off the food challenges you've done?

  • Which one do you regret the most.

  • So I have done for food challenges over the years on three of them were actually pretty good.

  • I remember them quite formally.

  • There was the monster Ramen challenge.

  • When asking, I sat down to a mountain of ramen.

  • There was the wanker soba noodle challenge where we had to be over 100 bowls of soba noodle.

  • And then there was fried Chicken Mountain, where I had a small mountain of fried chicken and their dining experiences and memories that I shall treasure forever.

  • And then there is one so traumatic and unpleasant that thinking about it makes me feel physically sick.

  • The monster goes a dumpling challenge.

  • When that skin I sat down for an hour and attempted to eat the world's largest dumpling, I mean, it was so large that ski tried to cut the damn thing with a sword, no less a sword.

  • But there's a fine line between hilarity on horror on whilst Initially it started off in good humor.

  • By the end of it, both not ski.

  • And I spent the rest of the day being sick.

  • It wasn't fun.

  • It wasn't good.

  • For heaven's sake, stay away from that godforsaken dumpling.

  • Don't it yourself?

  • When I find my sock, I've got one here.

  • But the other one, I just don't know where it is.

  • I know you won't find your sock is all downhill from here.

  • Sorry, I don't care.

  • I'm gonna ask a stupid question.

  • I have all the instant noodles available in Japan.

  • Which one do you consider to be the best?

  • It's a well known fact that I can cook.

  • What?

  • I'm not singing the corner munching on a loaf of bread.

  • I do like to indulge in a bucket of dried sodium.

  • Now Japan's got more instant noodle brands, and you could possibly comprehend it.

  • But I have to say my favorite brand is still the standard cut needles, which kicked ALOF 50 60 years ago.

  • Now the flavor is best described as sorry.

  • Source with seafood on makes just all over the place, really, but basically stakes like so poor in the boiling water stare away and enjoy your healthy, nutritious lunch.

  • So for this next one, I can't work out.

  • If it's a comment, a question or a sales pitch, Here we go.

  • Find out hashtag ask abroad.

  • Hashtag asked.

  • Road.

  • Hello Chris, you are visit Japan.

  • Wow, that's great!

  • Japan is so safe country.

  • You're welcome.

  • I like Japanese miso shearing Japanese miso soup.

  • It's the delicious breakfast with rice on fish Housemaid, fish, housemaid, Almost foreign people like you can enjoy Japanese base.

  • Oshiro on have pant authentic acids.

  • Are you had me at pentatonic assets?

  • Please eat Japanese.

  • Miss Oshiro.

  • By all means, I'm sure you'll say it's delicious.

  • Thank you.

  • Always loved Japan.

  • And what do you think about chopstick?

  • I like drop steps.

  • They're good, aren't they?

  • Can you use I can like fate.

  • Chris.

  • Fight.

  • You know the awkward truth.

  • I've just realised I had the chopsticks round the wrong way the entire time essay.

  • Clearly, I can't use chopsticks.

  • I take that back.

  • What a charming young man.

  • I leave this comment feeling not only confused but with a deep longing for Panasonic acids.

  • Whatever the heck.

  • Well, silly question.

  • Er, what fictional Children's character scared me the most is a child.

  • Ha ha!

  • There is one character in particular that scared me as a child.

  • And as I've grown older and as the years have gone by, what's worried me is the fact that no one else seems to find this character scary.

  • I feel like I'm the only one, and I find that quite troubling.

  • I'm, of course, talking about 80 because look at his face.

  • Since the age of about three years old onwards, daily nightmares about 80 is big, creepy eyes, the way he handles the fact that he looks like a walking, talking piece of mud.

  • For my entire childhood, I had nightmares TT was in the closet on, so I just was scared opening it and getting my close out.

  • Maybe that's why I don't care about clothes or fashion.

  • Because I was worried I'd find e t in the water.

  • People would say, Oh, he's not scary.

  • Look, Chris, he could make a bicycle flight.

  • I'll fucking deedle dee.

  • We should have brought him along for journey across Japan.

  • I'll be right here.

  • No, you fucking won't get back on your spaceship.

  • Thankfully, is 29 year old man I'm no longer scared of e t.

  • I'm over it.

  • Last year, Ondas I said these days I feel more scared about the fact that I was the only one that found it creepy.

  • Scary made me wonder if I'm different Am I alone like Katie was in the film.

  • So if you find them scary, let me know.

  • Let me know that I'm not alone in this terrible, scary world How the Japanese people view displays of affection, particularly by foreign people with a mixture of horror and disgust.

  • Actually, a lot of couples here do hold hands and kiss in public.

  • They wouldn't be surprised to see foreigners doing anything like that.

  • I think the only time you might get stared at it if you're doing French kissing beside the road on a train or something better than that.

  • Don't worry about it.

  • Go ahead is normal when really post a video featuring both nasty and result array.

  • We have been tased enough.

  • All right, I promise you, if you make it to the end of this video, I will reveal a clip off Nat Skin Reato having a battle with a sword and I'm not making up.

  • It's generally they're the only thing I ask is that you try and decide to try and guess who you think is gonna win the battle between Nat Ski on dhe results coming up.

  • So stick around to watch it.

  • But for now, it's time.

  • The comment of the week fatwa Japan.

  • I'm going to Russia, all right.

  • Looking for an apartment to rent as a foreigner.

  • Are there any surprises or hidden fees you have to be careful off before renting?

  • Does discrimination counters a surprise if you don't already know?

  • Many apartments in Japan have no foreigners.

  • Policy becomes to rent it.

  • I always thought this was exaggerated.

  • I thought people playing it up until I moved to Sendai and had kind of firsthand experience of this.

  • I found my dream apartment on a real estate website, and I called him up when they found out that I was bridge.

  • When I found out I was a foreigner, they saw it said Now not happening.

  • Sorry, no amount of fish and chips and Harry Potter can get you this apartment girl way on.

  • That was the end of that.

  • Now there's a few reasons this happens.

  • Number one is 97% of people in Japan are Japanese.

  • It's quite rare for a foreigner to actually bring you up and asked to be your tenant on.

  • It's a lot more common for a for intendant to just run off and leave the country with an unpaid building is for a Japanese person, So that is why it's seen as being a bit risky.

  • But if you do move here and you've got a company helping you out, they will act as your guarantor and they will help you get an apartment.

  • And that often gets around.

  • That situation creates I has a pizza.

  • Do you has a pizza?

  • No.

  • Has a noodles water on the subject of food?

  • What is the absolute number one?

  • The cream of the crop, the absolute unit, the absolute extra most prestigious restaurant you've been to in Japan.

  • Given I can only cook toast on dhe company.

  • Pretty difficult day, Debbie.

  • Our restaurants quite a lot on there's always been one that stood out in my mind is being the best or the most memorable, and that is a teppanyaki grill restaurant in the city.

  • Morioka called walking.

  • I went there about three or four years ago with Nevsky, and we had this beautiful, locally sourced cut of my sour beef.