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  • Good Morning guys Welcome back to Tokyo

  • I'm at Ushka's house again and we do

  • have lots of work to do this weekend

  • that's why I'm down here but because it

  • is the weekend before Christmas we

  • thought we would also do lots of

  • Christmassy stuff while I'm here so I

  • thought I would invite you guys for one

  • last cozy vlog before the holidays so in

  • Japan the holiday season the most

  • exciting thing about it is lucky bags if

  • you've been following my channel for

  • years you know that it's super fun at

  • the end of the year lots of Japanese

  • companies will gather up the items that

  • didn't sell or sometimes they'll buy

  • brand new items and they'll package them

  • together for lucky bags and we're going

  • to be doing that for our stationery

  • business this year can't wait so that's

  • our main project for the weekend I'm

  • wearing some new frames today from

  • glassesusa.com

  • they have very great affordable frames

  • so many different styles to choose from

  • on their website you can add

  • prescription lenses to any frames you

  • can also add blue light protection lots

  • of fun stuff to choose from so I will

  • link my frames down below if you'd like

  • to check them out first item on the

  • to-do list today is making some

  • Christmas wine okay so this is what you

  • will need for making the mulled wine

  • we've got cardamom

  • cloves

  • fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks and some

  • orange peel

  • [Christmas Music]

  • depends on if like if you like lots of

  • ginger

  • [Music]

  • usually like two but these are kind of

  • small so it doesn't matter that it's got

  • like all that can you use any kind of

  • orange yeah any kind of orange is fine

  • and again if you like more orange just

  • add more

  • sometimes I break it if I can

  • It's like super tough

  • so

  • cinnamon, cardamom

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  • I can give you some of this to take with you I've never seen these before

  • This I get from the Indonesian

  • supermarket

  • If it's open we'll get more flavor

  • mmm smells good already yeah

  • cardamom's amazing

  • It's really rough It is rough whatever I

  • used to count but now I don't

  • then we just boil it for like I boil it

  • for about 10 minutes okay

  • and then I'll just leave it to steep for

  • I don't know a day or so

  • we can drain it later tonight

  • [Simmering]

  • So while we're waiting for our wine

  • ingredients to boil

  • I actually have some presents open from

  • viewers and there's one from my friend

  • Emma in here

  • this first cute package is actually from

  • Japan this is from Alev in Osaka

  • Thank you so much Alev that was such a nice

  • surprise

  • cute cat tape

  • ah it's my favorite card this is

  • probably the best Christmas card

  • that exists in Japan, it folds out into a

  • 3D

  • Christmas tree with a bunch of cats

  • hanging off of it I've gotten this one

  • for my family before it's such a cute

  • Christmas decoration here we go

  • how cute is that

  • aw cute

  • I'm very excited for this one of my

  • favorite teas is a rose-flavored black tea

  • wow this smells so good

  • this is gonna be so yummy look at that

  • how pretty is that

  • oh and a bunch of cool stickers

  • I'm going to secretly

  • stick these all over

  • Chris's studio don't tell him let's see

  • Chris's studio, don't tell him let's see

  • if he notices

  • thank you so much Alev that's great I

  • can't wait to try it Next I have a

  • little present from Emma I met up with Emma

  • yesterday for lunch and she gave me this

  • It's in a really pretty

  • Japanese patterned bag which I love I'm

  • gonna have to find another use for this

  • what do we have here oh cool tin

  • it says matcha

  • matcha mochi

  • oooh they're like little senbei crackers

  • [crunching]

  • It's really light

  • oh they're really good

  • they're so light and fluffy

  • mmm Emma these are delicious thank you

  • and finally I have a gift from

  • Andrew in America Thank you so much

  • Andrew

  • Ooh what's that

  • ah no way is it one of the tamagotchis?!

  • two or three vlogs back I drove past the

  • tamagotchi store

  • in a taxi and I was like what there's a

  • tamagotchi store I had no idea and I

  • looked it up online and

  • they were selling these tamagotchi smart

  • watches

  • like a tamagotchi that you wear as a

  • watch and Andrew got me one what that's

  • so fun I haven't had a tamagotchi in

  • ages

  • I love them this is exciting

  • and it's so cute

  • love the design I love the rainbow

  • [Tamagotchi noises]

  • while our wine mix is steeping we're

  • gonna head to 7-eleven because they have

  • some Animal Crossing items out that

  • neither of us have seen yet and we're

  • gingerbread houses

  • got a few things to pick up

  • [Christmas Music]

  • we found the new cup noodles oh do they

  • come with something oh they come with

  • stickers

  • cute this is what I get every time I

  • come to the conbini

  • dried persimmons so good

  • so this is the other Animal Crossing

  • thing they have so each bottle comes

  • with a different one it's um a little

  • desktop calendar

  • Ooh I want October

  • oh cute that's cool

  • yeah I've already got November oh this

  • it shows some on the back there's April

  • oh all the different ones yeah

  • they also have these they're um

  • files plastic piles

  • if you buy two ice creams you get one

  • free file

  • they've only got one left

  • that's it it's a cute one though

  • it is cute yeah yeah I'll get one let

  • me get some ice creams

  • do you have a preference

  • black thunder is good have you had black

  • thunder? Yeah black thunder's amazing

  • Let's get some black thunder

  • what's that penguin is that tokyo banana penguin?

  • tokyo banana penguin ice cream yeah that's new

  • so we're picking up some candies for our

  • gingerbread house now

  • I'm happy with those

  • yeah I think that should be good

  • I'm going to get us some extremely expensive

  • grapes

  • I splurge on these whenever they're in

  • season cause they're so delicious

  • say hi there you go big girl how much do

  • you weigh now