May 6, 2016
Welcome to our home, everyone! Come, take off your shoes, and let us show you around the place.
I’m not sure if you noticed the pure glee we had throughout this entire video, but we’re very excited to have a house. A HOUSE! It’s a small house by North American standards, but it’s a house! It has a backyard and a garden! It has a front gate! It’s our small, snuggly little place, and we love it. And Spudgy and Meemers love it. We’re all really happy here.
We’re super excited about having a garden again. Martina spent her childhood summers in Nova Scotia with her grandaddy, and he taught her the names of plants and how to care for them. And it warms my heart to see her fiddling around in our tiny little garden with her ugly ass gardening gloves, and to hear her call me over and share her memories of her grandfather. I don’t have a green thumb, and I didn’t know my grandparents, but that doesn’t stop me from living through Martina’s nostalgia and anecdotes. Thank you, our little garden, for these moments :D
We’re really loving our patio as well. Breakfasts are really special to us. It’s the most important meal of the day! Every morning we make our little rice bowl with a grilled piece of Salmon (the crispy skin is lovely!), a lightly fried egg, some lotus root, baby asparagus covered in tiny bonito flakes, and those vinegared cucumbers. To be honest, we don’t really know the names of most of the veg we eat in the mornings. We know if it’s eggplant or asparagus or lotus root, of course, but we don’t know how they’re all prepared. We usually just ride our bikes over to the small grocery store close by and pick up whatever prepared veg they have available at the time. They used to have a great spinach with these yellow egg-curdy things sprinkled on them, but now they’re out of season. But we love all of them! Maybe that’s our Korean training that makes us need side dishes. I know it’s definitely my Korean training that makes me mix it all up into a bibimbap.
We eat our rice bowls with a french press made from the beans of our secret coffee shop, and sit in the sun before it hides behind our roof for the rest of the day. And we talk about what dreams we had last night, what videos we want to shoot this day, what we think must be going through Spudgy’s mind. We talk about memories and aspirations, and we love it. Our mornings on our patio, talking to each other over breakfast under the sun, are new memories we’re loving building at the moment.
Our neighbours are so freaking lovely that we get choked up after almost every experience we have. Holy shit we’re so sentimental. Our neighbours to the right just introduced us to their grandkids, two girls, around 11 and 12, and they like Spudgy. They were surprised how old he is. I had to explain how he’s not good at walking, which is why I’m putting him in my bike basket to take him to the park, instead of just walking him. They all pet his scrudgy old face at it stuck out of the basket and squeed KAWAII. Even the old grandfather. He didn’t squee. But he did dutifully acknowledge Spudgy as Kawaii. Affirmative: your dog is kawaii.
Also, I have a gaming PC finally! I’ve been talking about it for a while, and a few weeks ago I was finally able to put it together. I shot a video of the build, but then had to stop, because what should have taken a couple of hours or so took 24 hours. Building a PC in Japan: a bit challenging. Maybe I’ll tell that story in another video, once the frustration dies down a bit. The computer’s name is “The Suffering” and each of the hard drives are called “The Pain.” Ah! But it works now, and I can play games on it, finally! Fallout 4 is awesome! WAN PAAAAANCCH!
Ok I’ll stop now. Thanks for watching our little house tour and letting me share some special thoughts with you all. If you feel like something sillier, we have some bloopers below, including Meemers trying to hide his weight on the scale. Oh he’s so fat!