Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to our new apartment. It's 5pm and I'm still drinking coffee. That's not a good sign. It means I'm gonna be up until 4am. But it's okay! I'm very excited to show you guys our new apartment. When we first moved in I started filming vlogs about updating every single part of our apartment But then I just decided I wanted our house tour to be a surprise. so instead of uploading videos every week like a normal YouTuber and making a normal living I just wanted to make one video after three months which was not a smart decision. So I hope you guys are impressed with our surprise apartment. This is our new living room. Ta-da! I have room to sit here on our beautiful new blue rug. This is Nagi's sleeping spot. He likes to sleep here right in front of the TV. He is just a precious, precious little cinnamon bun. This is now where I edit videos, on our coffee table over here. Maybe this is a weird spot for a coffee table. You still work sitting on the floor. I hate sitting in chairs. It just reminds me of office work and it's not comfortable. I can't sit with my legs planted, like feet on the floor. It's so uncomfortable. I don't know how people sit like that. I hate it. I have my amazingly comfy couch that we brought from Aichi. It was this beige-ish, brown color but I wanted it to be white, I guess. Because I am very daring with our cats. So I found these like, uhh white, recliner... 'Cause this is a reclining couch. Hang on, check it out. I have to find the reclining thing. So I found like, uhh... reclining covers on Amazon. And it works pretty well but after sitting on it for like three weeks it started pilling So I got this super white, fluffy bed cover to sit on now so it's extra comfortable. He likes it. Sleeping on this couch. ALL of the cats like it. It was great a great deal, too. It was the outlet store, right? Yeah, yeah. This was on sale. It was like 70- 60% off? 70? Whatever, we put that in a different vlog. Yeah, 60, 70% something like that. Yeah, and we have this lovely new entertainment system from a website calledー oh my god. He's so cute. Did you see that? He just yawns and rolls over. I will never get over our cats. So we got this beautiful new entertainment system pretty cheap off of a website called Lowya. But not a single one of these pieces was numbered in any way. They have the instructions in four different sections. So we're building this and each part is built separately. All of the pieces where interspersed throughout all of the boxes. And turns out, each section uses its own numbering system. These two boards are exactly the same... But this one is #7 for section 3 and this one is #8 in section 1. And the thing is... in section 1, the opposite board is #7. I have labeled the pieces by number and by section. We have a couple of miscellaneous pieces on the couch that do not match any of the pictures. I'm sure we'll figure out what they are as we go along with this process. I have to go through the boxes of the hardware. For all I know those aren't going to be labeled either. Let's see. Okay, great. My worst nightmare confirmed. It's just giant bags of mixed pieces and nothing's labeled. I separated and labeled everything. I'm extremely exhausted. I have no motivation left to actually build the entertainment system. Hiiii. It's past midnight~ 8 hours later... Are we going to have that clip? uhn What's that thing from? Spongebob. Spongebob? How do they speak? How do they say it? 8 hours later EIGHT HOURS LATER... Nagi went to the vet this morning to get his vaccines. Yeah good boy. Thank you. The vet said you're overweight. Oh, this isn't that heavy. This is heavy on my side. After we built it, it turned out lovely. I love it. These lights are not a part of it. We added these lights. While we're working throughout the day Jun likes listening to those like... Chill... lo-fi beats to... relax/study to. It's not my first choice so we compromise and listen to Skyrim Music & Ambience - Towns [10 Hours]. I like it a lot. These are our Final Fantasy Master Creatures. We have them on display now. So we can look at all of our favorite video game monsters that they've made figures out of. Jun does not like my cow. He keeps asking if he can move it. But I say no. He's a very beautiful cow and he deserves to be here. These are our wedding alpaca. They sit right here prominently on display above our TV. Jun's sister got them for us when we got married. The reoccurring theme of our apartment will be fake plants. We have a few real plants but you have to be really careful with cats because a lot of the plants ーespecially here that they sellー are poisonous if cats chew on them. And our cats like to chew on plants. Yeah. Poor plants. Hydrangeasーthat was really bad, too. Plus it's easier to take care of fake plants and they're always green. This is the other side of our room. Normally we would have the curtains open but then this video would be backlit and it would be too difficult to see things. We now have all of this open space right here. Just a ton of open space. We can move around. Our cats can play. It's great. Our old apartment was very, very tiny. This apartment is so much better, guys! We have our table out again. We can use our table and our couch and everything. This is our cat corner. You may have seen our vlog where we built our new cat tower. Oh, why don't we demonstrate one now. You're such a good climber! Look at you go! Because it's very narrow it actually doesn't take up that much room Compared to our old cat tower. Mmm. And I just like the shape of this one. It's very nice. The cats enjoy it a lot. Where're you going? All right he's going somewhere. See yaaa~ This is our cat corner/cat shelf. They've got beds on every level of it. We've got their toys and litter and everything in these drawers. And then their litter box is down below. Kind of out of the way. I like it. We spent so much time and effort into this. Making it look nice and kind of hidden from view. This is a cat corner. They have another litter box in our bedroom but they'll always come back and use this one. Yeah I know. Here... is the new kitchen. :D This is Jun's Kitchen part 1. As you can see we have many fake plants everywhere. Jun was not a fan of the fake plant wall but it's grown on him. I insisted. Otherwise it's just a big, plain, white wall. I see what you did there. It was boring. It's GROWING on me. Ahaha it's growing on him. We went to so many furniture stores when we were looking up furniture for this apartment. And Japan has like one type of kitchen cabinet right now which we do not like. I feel like it's gonna be out of style in a few years and then every kitchen cabinet will look old. I just didn't like it. So we ended up finding this on a website called Dinos. It took like eight weeks to ship here? It took forever to ship here and the quality ended up being pretty crappy. If we just let the doors go they slam shut. It's really loud. It's pretty cheap quality. But we can close everything which means no cats getting into things, not as much dust getting into things. And then they have these drawers. So when we want to use our oven/ microwave/toaster oven we can just open this. Or when we want coffee, just open up our coffee spot. I almost broke this a couple times... Yeah, it's pretty cheap. But it works and I like the end result. We were also able to save a lot of money. Yeah. Another thing we like about this is is that it's all flat on top. So the cats can be up here. So a lot of times they'll just sleep up here. This is one of the choice sleeping spots for our cats. We have a bunch of Everfresh plants. This is a real tree. He's pretty. Look at him. Look at how much growth... He's grown so much. This is a happy tree. Yeah. This is our new office. We have a pachira here. Here's our desk that we moved. Because I can't work sitting on the floor. I need my desk. Some people like sitting at desks. These are from Lowya as well. I just like the color and shape and again everything is shut so no more cats getting into things. And no more dusting. This is our art wall. This is the art you guys have mailed to us. We love it very, very much. There is an over-representation of me and Jun though and a very large under-representation of any of our new cats so please mail us art of our cats so we can put it up on this wall. We got amazing cat... Yeah, we got these from Animazement I think last year? Thank you so much for this. We love them. They're very adorable. I have more fake leaf walls from Ikea. I mean why not Better than plain white wall. We have a fake leaf wall in almost every single room now. It's beautiful. I have no regrets. I don't care if you guys judge me. I love my fake leaf walls. We just want to live in a forest. I want them everywhere. And you know what, apparently these squares are like $5 in America but here in Japan they're only four dollars and this month and last month they were on sale for buy 3 get the 4th free so really they were $3 each which is not a bad price for fake leaf walls. So we have fake leaf walls everywhere. We tried to calculate how many of these we wanted for the kitchen and the genkan and it came out to 36, which may not sound like a lot... but it's a lot. Umm... Hey hey hey I didn't vacuum. I don't want cat hair. You're just like Haku when he's hungry, dropping *MEOW* just because he wants attention. I'm so tired. Haku, where are you going? What are you doing? He's settled. He's happy. Shall I unsheathe our olive (fig*) tree? Let's do it. Nagi's watching you. Behind you. Where? On the entertainment system. You watchin, buddy? WAH Oh Rachel, you scared him. WAH Look at him. He's so happy! My parents generation and my grandparents generation, they all have like entire corners in their attics or basements where they store like Christmas decorations and stuff. And I just don't want to keep things in storage that I'm not using anymore. Like I don't need it in my apartment. I don't need it in my life. I want it gone. So I had a huge box of kimono items that I got a few years ago on eBay. They were really beautiful and they were all like 99¢ each starting and no one else was bidding. So I got a whole bunch of kimono stuff for 99¢. But it was just taking up room in a box.