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  • first real snowfall of the year this is the  most snow we've had where's the bow and repeat

  • i'm a reindeer

  • well good morning good morning guys hello hello  and welcome to another weekly vlog this week we  

  • thought we'd get into the festive spirit we like  to start early in november oh my gosh i think we  

  • should at least be waiting till december but what  can i say we can milk it for a month a month of  

  • christmas so red lipstick red turtleneck i've got  a flannel it's kind of christmassy but my jacket  

  • and that no so i thought we would start this  morning by taking you to tim hortons which is like  

  • a classic canadian coffee chain yeah and they've  already announced their christmas menu yeah you've  

  • done your research you're telling me beforehand  what we're gonna have let's go get our sugar fix

  • so guys we had to try two timmys but  we finally found one that has all the  

  • festive menu all the festive venues so the first  one we went to was a mini stop it's in a gas  

  • station so it was much smaller they only had  a few of the items now we've come to an actual  

  • location so first of all i wanted to show you the  hot chocolate this one is sam's we got a white  

  • hot chocolate it has whipped cream and then it has  crushed candy canes like candy cane powder on top  

  • mine is the regular chocolate yeah sowill try those shortly and then sam ooh  

  • it's so hard eating in a car in a confined  space sam got the filled gingerbread muffin  

  • here you have it it looks pretty good  and i ordered something pretty cute so  

  • this is my polar bear donut oh all the sugar  in the world how adorable is this it is pretty  

  • cute yeah he looks very cute and has red bow tie  and then the other two items that are also part  

  • of the christmas collection are the eclair and  they have a sugar cookie with like some little  

  • sprinkles i think it's like light blue  sprinkles maybe like snow or something  

  • so yeah we're gonna be trying this and i'm super  bomb all right ready for this i'm so ready for  

  • this look at all the sugar out here i know white  hot chocolate with festive decorations on top  

  • yeah oh you smell the candy cane so much  wow wow it tastes very very christmassy it  

  • tastes a lot like candy cane it feels like  a sweeter hot chocolate than even normal  

  • i bet there's an enormous amount of sugar in here  but it does taste very good that just reminds me  

  • of when i was young i ate so many candy canes  i would even steal them off the christmas tree  

  • confession time all right now we also have  the ginger bread muffin gingerbread muffin  

  • time gingerbread muffin time gingerbread muffin  top i'm gonna see if we can break it in break in  

  • half let's see what's inside oh yeah oh that's  still good that is a click that's not muffin  

  • it tastes like it's really good oh as my  little arm shakes from the way to the camera  

  • all righty let me reposition we didn't really  think through this whole filming in the car  

  • we're kind of tall people first of all let me  point out the festive cup viv twirl that around  

  • it's the most wonderful timbs of the year the  little sugar the most sugar-filled tims of the  

  • year i would say that's very christmassy oh yeah  they put crushed candy cane but it's melted with  

  • the heat of the hot chocolate yeah so that's  really tasty cute doughnut with the butter  

  • doughnut so i'm gonna bite into him sorry  little poly bear that is so much sugar like  

  • it is filled with cream in there very cute  very tasty very happy we decided to try the  

  • christmas menu here i'm enjoying it  so yeah bon appetit everyone follow

  • togo we're at the park baby most  wonderful time of the year togo

  • callisto

  • good boy togo good boy  

  • oh where's the ball where did it go  where is it going it's over there  

  • look you see it good boy are  you happy with all the snow togi  

  • is this your element yes it is first real snowfall  of the year this is the most snow we've had  

  • it started snowing at like maybe 10 in the morning  it hasn't stopped nine in the morning it's gonna  

  • snow all night and we're getting roughly  14 centimeters and togo is loving it yeah  

  • first know of the year they say it's good luck to  get hit by it so we went out and see what gives

  • so

  • okay guys hey guys so it looks like christmas  has arrived a little bit early in the form of  

  • a box oh we had a special delivery all the way  from japan from this week's video sponsor which  

  • is buksu so yeah we're pretty excited because  this week we're getting a little taste of japan  

  • and if you've been following the channel  it's been over two years now since our  

  • big trip where does the time go i know it's  flown by but i remember before we left japan  

  • after spending a couple of months there we  stocked up on lots of japanese snacks including  

  • lots of unique flavored kitkat bars we got mochi  we got pokey sticks and it didn't last very long  

  • like we ate most of it and then we gave some of it  away yeah that's basically how it worked yes we're  

  • pretty excited to be trying japanese snacks once  more so just to explain to you what boksu is they  

  • are a monthly snack box subscription service that  delivers premium japanese snacks and tea pairings  

  • and they partner with family-owned businesses some  of which have been perfecting their craft for more  

  • than a hundred years wow that's incredible oh yeah  so how it works is that first time boku customers  

  • like us receive a seasons of japan box and then  repeat customers get a themed box every month  

  • based on the time of year so that could be things  like hanami blossom autumn harvest moon festival  

  • and more are you ready to open our box oh yeah  okay i'm ready to scarf down some food i'm hungry  

  • seasons of japan we get a little nice little  booklet so we have descriptions for all of our  

  • snacks it tells you the flavor whether it has  any allergens if it's vegetarian cool so that's  

  • going to make things easier all right i say we  just dig on in stay on in i'm feeling snacky  

  • so first up we're having meijin mochi puffs so  these are meant to be sweet and there is some soy  

  • in them wow it melts disintegrates in here  it melts like sugar softly oh wow hokkaido  

  • red bean donuts we didn't make it to hokkaido but  i'm very excited to try their donuts look at that  

  • tastes like a syrupy pancake kind of on the  outside this is better than the canadian timbit  

  • guys i think this is really spectacular whoa  so we are going to try the aomori apple caramel  

  • yakoy sable i love chewy cookies it  smells like apple pie chewy and soft  

  • chocolate it's like a wafer chocolate as opposed  to red bean it's chocolate it's like it looks  

  • like a an arrow chocolate bar in the middle  i like the bubbles of the chocolate just like  

  • melting on your tongue wow everything has been in  here oh so far yeah matcha chocolate stick cake

  • i like that the matcha is very mild and i really  like the little chocolate chips in there oh yeah  

  • oh these are the edamame senbei so the crackers  you can see the edamame that's one of my favorites  

  • so far i love how salty it is really crunchylike that it's a mix of sweet and savory exactly  

  • oh my gosh we're going to try these black sesame  tigers black sesame taiko wow so these come from  

  • the hometown of kumamon they have roasted almonds  and sesame seeds with a sugary syrup this would go  

  • so nice with the tea mm-hmm i think out of all  the snacks we've had a cup of tea would just  

  • i'll be quick perfect combination with this  oh let's do this mochi we actually get two  

  • little packages i'm gonna eat all them super  exciting i'm eating all the ones they want  

  • for later oh my gosh dango mochi variety of so  they're sticky rice dumplings what about my pack

  • let's start with one that's a nice dusting of  sugar they're coated in granulated sugar so  

  • they're extra sweet than the other mochi  i've had you're gonna have another one  

  • go ahead if you insist so basically there werelot of snacks and we'd probably be here another  

  • hour if we showed you all of them but a few more  highlights included pickled plum stick potatoes  

  • chocolate infused strawberries and citrusy seaweed  crackers you can see all of the snacks included in  

  • the seasons of japan box over on the boxu website  with the holiday season coming up we were pretty  

  • excited to share this box since it makes forpretty unique gift especially if you have a japan  

  • enthusiast in your life so enjoy so there you  have it guys if you'd like to try some authentic  

  • japanese snacks we're gonna leave our code in the  description below down here so you can check them  

  • out and they will ship the snacks right to your  doorstep so thank you very much bok su we really  

  • enjoyed this we did those were some kind of good  forget soccer all right we'll see you guys later

  • this is our first dump of snow and togo's not  very happy with us togo can't recognize us with  

  • our winter gear oh okay don't do that he'll just  help he's gonna howl back for our first taste of  

  • winter in canada we got a spectacular dump of snow  i'm not even sure how much came down but enough  

  • to just completely cover the cars the driveways  everywhere like just look out i think it's going  

  • to be 14 centimeters by the time this is over  so we're kind of getting on top of the cars in  

  • the driveway because if you wait too long then  it's a real mess isn't it yeah and it's gonna  

  • snow overnight so it is so we're getting started  this is just phase one yes and when it comes to  

  • winter in canada this is an ongoing issue a lot  of young teenagers actually make a little bit of  

  • extra money as they go around and shovel people's  driveways who don't want to do it themselves but  

  • we figured we'd do it first time to be putting  on my uh my big thick wool winter jacket  

  • i've got a warm hat it is minus right now and um  yeah we've you actually did most of the shoveling  

  • without getting groceries so yeah we're just  finishing off what you had already started let's  

  • do the cars let's do it come check that out i mean  that that already looks like 14 centimeters and if  

  • it's supposed to go overnight it looks like 20 to  be honest that's a lot of snow there's no there's  

  • no stopping right now it's just it's throwing like  crazy it's actually faster for me just the thought  

  • of my head oh like a bear yeah there's a lot of  snow wow i don't think you've ever looked more  

  • canadian except well maybe when you wore red plaid  head to toe when we went to the cottage that was  

  • true so i'm gonna show you guys a little bit of  the shoveling process too okay of course i have a  

  • lot of the car left but this is a an excellent  shovel lightweight can pick up a lot of snow

  • and repeat yeah it's heavy it's heavy snow because  it's it's wet snow yeah it's great for packing for  

  • making snowmen it's it'd be awesome for a snowball  fighter for her to make it yeah look it's already  

  • starting to to pile up again slowly even though  we've just finished that area yeah like this is  

  • literally just phase one we may do it one more  time before it gets dark and likely get in the  

  • morning too great exercise and a perfect excuse  to have an afternoon coffee or hot chocolate  

  • afterwards with marshmallows we'll show what we  have after if we get inside and then we're also  

  • bringing out all the christmas decorations  in the home we're gonna decorate as a family  

  • this is togo my brother he's just been playing in  the snow did you have fun buddy was it fun are you  

  • going to give kisses kisses for sister kisses no  curses but maybe snuggles later so we are going to  

  • prepare some hot chocolate i'm doing coffee crisp  because this is the only flavor that's left over  

  • but the best one is after it because then you get  minty hot chocolate and also there's a trick to  

  • this guys you can't just add water you have to use  a bit of cream that's how you get it all frothy  

  • and extra rich i don't drink this year around  by the way this is just a festive holiday thing  

  • you drink it more than you realize don't judge so  harshly a little bit of cream and then the trick  

  • is you have to mix the powder thoroughly into  the cream okay until you get like a paste almost  

  • and you don't want to add too much water  i'm just doing half a cup well half a mug  

  • really yeah otherwise you you wire it up yeah  then it gets watered down it's better to have  

  • a smaller quantity but it's super rich rich  and frothy right yes all that's missing are the  

  • marshmallows i wonder if we have any somewhere are  there any secret stashes i do have i do have after  

  • eights downstairs but they're supposed to be for  my parents so yeah i'm not gonna i'm not i'm not  

  • gonna be the one to get them those chocolates are  not gonna make it to new brunswick let me tell you  

  • i i know well they're on sale they're 4.99 they're  normally 6.99 well let's go enjoy this with some  

  • christmas lights so this is a work in progresshave not participated in the decorating thus far  

  • i'll start with the ornaments very soon basically  my youngest sister ariel and my mom got the  

  • tree up the what are these beads what's this  garland ribbon i don't have the terminology  

  • yeah and what's the next step ornament all the  ornaments samuel are you going to participate  

  • in the decorating i i actually might yeah ohthink i might he might have a bag you just threw  

  • it on you don't even hang it i'll talk i'll toss  some like baseballs wherever it lands if it just  

  • dicks it sticks right how's the hot chocolate  though i haven't tried it yet good question  

  • it's good it tastes like you melted a coffee crisp  chocolate bar oh wow into your yum chocolates it's  

  • very good but yeah we're gonna work on this andthink we'll probably show it to you in the daytime  

  • so you can really appreciate it because it's quite  dark hello mr falala hey guys look at that we're  

  • decorating the christmas tree and this is  something i haven't done in quite a while  

  • could it be over a decade oh my no i probably  did it at gary and jill's house actually  

  • but um you might be thinking i'm having some wine  here it's actually chilled mate so green tea yeah  

  • we'll have to start making some mulled wine soon  we will get all festive yes and eggnog with some  

  • baileys maybe maybe some hottie totties yeah  there's a number of different drinks we could have  

  • huh festive drinks but for the time being we are  going to decorate the tree all of the ornaments  

  • are actually just right here looks like your your  mom has nicely arranged them by categories and  

  • so it's just gonna be a matter of taking it  out my mom has quite the ornament collection  

  • we're not decorating in our apartment downstairs  so we're decorating up here yeah upstairs where  

  • everyone has common access so but yeah it's gonna  be fun and it's gonna take a while i imagine  

  • on the first day of christmas my true  love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree  

  • on the second day of christmas  my true love gave to me

  • we're gonna try and take a photo of  togo looking super cute with his little  

  • reindeer antlers so give usminute who's the handsome rings here

  • i am a reindeer

  • look at that look at that look at that  

  • jiggle jingle jingle jingle jingle  jingle jingle dog jingle dog

  • togo have you ever looked so handsome he's like  what's on my head guys something's different

  • thank you should we take a cover photo  maybe in front of the tree once we're  

  • done decorating the christmas tree we'll havephoto session with togo what do you think okay  

  • will you put up with it toby and christmas my  true love gave to me eleven pipers piping ten  

  • lords were leaping nine ladies waiting eight  maids and milking seven fronts slamming six

  • on the 12th day of christmas my true love gave  to me 12 dramas from eleven five four five and  

  • ten lords release me nine ladies waiting eight  major milking seven swans i'm swimming six geese

  • tree

  • all right guys so i am here with my dad  daniel at home and today we're going  

  • to be getting into the festive  spirit by building one of these  

  • yeah gingerbread house a gingerbread  house yes have you ever built one before  

  • no but i work in construction so i'm gonna be  the coach on how to put the bricks uh and use the  

  • the cement the cement the mortar the icing yeah  so yeah i've only built one of these before  

  • a long time ago i remember it being kind  of tricky getting the walls to stand up  

  • yeah when it is fresh there is a tendency for  the whole thing to collapse so you you need to  

  • to be careful with this thing yeah so we're  gonna try our hand at these i also noticed  

  • in the supermarket now they don't just sell the  gingerbread house there's a gingerbread train  

  • and they also have the gingerbread men that  you can decorate with icing but yeah today  

  • we're trying the classic gingerbread house this  is very typical in north america for the holidays  

  • you know you build it leave it as a decoration for  the month and once the holidays are over you can  

  • eat it if you if you want to take a trip to the  dentist yeah yeah that's the thing because it's  

  • been sitting out for a month so the cookie  gets even harder than what it already is so  

  • maybe for dunking and like tea or coffee it's  mostly like a type of a decoration and yeah  

  • the spirit of the holiday let's see what happens  so we've taken out all the ingredients so you guys  

  • can have a look here um the kit comes with a tray  so that it's a bit easier to hold up the walls  

  • this will be very handy my dad's  going to get some scissors for us  

  • and here we have the walls and the roof of the  ginger house and also some decoration for the  

  • garden some trees a snowman this is our glue  here this is the icing that's going to hold  

  • our structure together and of course a whole  bunch of different candies peppermints gummies  

  • granulated sugar and then there's green  fondant this i don't know what it is maybe  

  • like chocolate chips colored chips i was  just looking at the back of the let me see  

  • my dad's horrified the ingredients look at the  list of ingredients i'm not gonna read them  

  • because it's gonna take 25 minutes but i figured  that if you eat this one then you turn off the  

  • light and you glow in the dark you want to have  a piece maybe he wants to smell the gingerbread  

  • it smells like molasses oh these are the  walls oh this is the front this is the rear  

  • the walls are low yeah because the ceiling is  um the ceiling goes like that oh my goodness  

  • it's gonna be hard i think this is upside downthink yeah yeah there we go i think it's easier to  

  • to put bricks uh one on top of each  other hopefully it's fast drying  

  • maybe it has so many chemicals  maybe one's a quick activating agent

  • we're just about to start building the gingerbread  with dad want to help you come join us i think  

  • we're going to need more hands we're already  wondering how we're going to hold it up  

  • this is the tricky part waiting for the icing  to dry and our roof not to collapse at home  

  • when we roof a house it's a custom to makebarbecue so today we should make a barbecue  

  • we're roofing here look at the age i start  playing with dollhouses gingerbread man  

  • even even the dog wants to get in on this like  look at his face christmas trees ready ornament