February 22, 2016
Hello everyone! We just had the best week ever? Did you have a great week? Because ours was awesome! We just moved into our new home! And I realized that most of the sentences this post are going to end with exclamation marks. Because we’re so pumped!
You know, it feels like so much has happened since we moved to Japan, but it’s only been one month. One month! It feels like we’ve already been here for a year. Moving into our house alone feels like it was six months ago, even though it was just last week. Making that Ikea bed was a month in solitary confinement. Hard times, those were. Hard times.
And our neighbours are so lovely. We didn’t tell you about another neighbour we met. Our realtor took us only to meet the neighbours that directly touch our house. One day, though, we met a neighbour that was three houses down. An older man who, lucky for us, speaks perfect English! And he had a really nice old dog named Atom. I was able to pet the dog profusely, because I miss Spudgy so much. I’ve been profusely petting just about every dog that I can get my hands on. Anyhow, the man said if I needed any help I could ask him, which was really kind of him. I also met another neighbour outside of the scope of our initial door knocking and cookie giving. I was talking with the sweet grandmother outside and one of the neighbours who didn’t answer the door when we knocked because they were out of the house finally got back and saw me, so I tried talking with her as best as I could. The grandmother was explaining in Japanese where we’re from and what we do, and I looked at our neighbour and started gurgling. Not intentionally, mind you. I was trying to say “nice to meet you,” but I forgot how to say it. So I looked at her with what would probably be interpreted as a constipated face, and I kept on thinking “stop being delicious stop being delicious what is that in Korean?” until it finally came out HAJIMA MASHITE! Which isn’t the right pronunciation, I know, but it’s understandable at least, and significantly better than sweating and grunting.
Also, we haven’t really done a meet up here in Tokyo yet, and now that we’re kinda settled in I think we’re ready to try! But we want to try something a little different: so, on March 5th, in the YouTube Studio in Roppongi Hills, we’re going to be filming an episode of Eat Your Sushi, and we’d love to have you take part in it. Click the link here to sign up! We’ll be telling some stories, answering your questions in person, playing a challenge which we’ll need your help with, and taking punishments as well. I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out. We haven’t really filmed anything like this before, but we have done something like this when we were on tour, so we’re excited! And nervous!
So that’s it for this week! We’re off right now with my new grandmother (she’s mine I tell you mine!) to city hall to pick up specific garbage bags for disposing batteries. Yep. They got special bags for that. She’s gonna show us how to get them. Ok bye!