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  • 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 calledoh 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

  • especially here that they sell

  • are poisonous if cats chew on them.

  • And our cats like to chew on plants.

  • Yeah. Poor plants.

  • Hydrangeasthat 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.