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  • Hey guys welcome to Vlogmas day

  • 19. I really wanted to do a daily vlog for you today, and I started it off

  • But honestly I'm just not having a good day

  • I only like to make vlogs when I'm in a good mood because I feel like you can totally tell when I have to fake

  • It and I don't like being upset in videos either

  • I try to be positive as much as I can, so that those of you watching my videos

  • Feel a little cheered up afterwards if you're having a bad day

  • I don't want to pass on any negative vibes to you guys.

  • So what we're gonna do today

  • Which will hopefully improve my day

  • Is I want to share my favorite things of 2017

  • with you guys. So, a few of my favorite experiences, my favorite memories, some of my favorite snacks and teas and

  • Some of my favorite products, and hopefully this will give you guys some ideas for things you can try yourself

  • And hopefully will put me in a better mood

  • Let's start off by appreciating how cute Maro looks in the background there

  • Tucked himself under the blanket

  • oh my god

  • Oops, I woke him up, sorry.

  • Alright, let's start off with my favorite memories of 2017

  • I figured this would be a good way to

  • Kind of catch up some of my new

  • Subscribers on what I've been up to this past year. If you're new here, welcome to my channel. I'm Sharla

  • I've been living in Japan for about 12 years now. And this past year I tried to do as much

  • traveling as possible, so I got to see lots of Japan in 2017 and I'm so happy because that was one of my

  • new year's resolutions- was to

  • travel more and see more of Japan.

  • Some of my best memories are

  • definitely Kyoto with my sister, my sister came to visit me in the

  • Summer- the end of spring start of summer, and it was the first time I had a family member come visit me in Japan

  • After being here for so long, so that was really cool to be able to share

  • Where I live with her, what my daily life is like and I got to take her to some cool spots in Kyoto

  • And I think she had a really great time

  • I had a great time with her, and I really hope that she'll come visit me in Korea as well

  • I would have so much fun showing her around Korea.

  • We went to Fushimi Inari shrine, which is one of the places

  • I've always wanted to go to, so it was really cool to be able to experience it for the first time with my sister and

  • My husband, and it was so cool you guys, it was really neat. I know that Kyoto is like your typical

  • Japan tourist spot and some people are like "I've heard too much about Kyoto, I want something more off the beaten path.", but

  • Fushimi inari is super cool

  • And I think there's a reason that it's- I think it's the top

  • Spot to go in Japan, so if you're in the Kyoto area, if you're traveling to Japan and you'll be in Kyoto

  • Please check it out. It's such a cool hike going through all the tori gates, and it was just- it was beautiful

  • It was really impressive, and I've seen a lot of shrines

  • But that was the only one so far that I can say I thought was really really

  • Amazing and I would love to go back

  • And about three months ago, I got the chance to go to Kumamoto Prefecture

  • which was great because I've never been there, and I've always wanted to see it and

  • I got to experience

  • the area that was

  • Devastated by an earthquake firsthand, and that was the first time

  • I've been able to do that and that was really eye-opening

  • And I really really respect all the people that I met down there that are trying their best to get back on their feet

  • Everyone was so positive and cheerful and friendly and welcoming, it was just such such a great experience

  • I really love Kumamoto, and I didn't spend enough time there. So in the future, I would love to travel down there again

  • I'll definitely be visiting Micaela in the future because I still haven't been to Fukuoka for some reason and

  • Since I'm moving to Korea

  • It's actually gonna be easier for me to travel over there to visit her than it is from where I am now

  • So that's really exciting

  • another really fun day that I had was the

  • treetop obstacle course that I went to with Woojong and Gavin

  • That was such a fun day

  • And I think it was such a memorable experience for me because I'm so scared of heights and that was freaking terrifying

  • But Woojong was so nice, I think he was cheering me on

  • And he really gave me the courage to do some of those crazy high zip lines

  • Which is something I don't think I would have done, even him and Gavin weren't there cheering me on. Oh my god

  • It was so scary you guys, but it was so much fun

  • And I'm really glad that I did it and I kind of want to do it again

  • but this time I want to go on a day where it's not raining because

  • The planks were wet and it just- it felt very dangerous. I really recommend going on a very dry summer day

  • So that it's a little safer, but that place was super cool

  • And I know they have lots of locations throughout Japan so if you're interested in doing something like that

  • Just look up "treetop obstacle course", and I think you'll be able to find several different places around Japan

  • Oh, I went to Tokyo DisneySea for the first time in

  • 2017 with my husband and

  • that day was kind of important to me because it totally changed my

  • View on Disneyland. I had been to Disneyland once before and it was one of the worst day trips of my life

  • And I thought that I never wanted to step foot in another Disney park for the rest of my life

  • It was just such a bad experience. It was so crowded. It was so cold

  • I was in the lineup for over four hours

  • Waiting for each ride and I was there from the morning until the night

  • and I think I got to go on a total of three rides and

  • They weren't that impressive

  • I was just so done and I never wanted to go back and I really didn't see the appeal of

  • Disneyland after that, I was just really shocked.

  • I guess I had heard so many good things about it, and then I had that experience and I was like

  • It's really not fun at all, what the hell, but then

  • We went to Tokyo DisneySea this year, and I really liked it. There were barely any people there

  • Well there were still lotsa people there

  • But compared to the first time I went, it was lots of fun, the rides were lots of fun

  • we saw a great show at the end with fireworks and singing and

  • Yeah, I really enjoyed it. I don't know if that's because DisneySea is better than Disneyland, but I had a great time

  • So I'm glad that I kind of changed my view on Disneyland, and I actually want to go back now

  • I'd love to go back with my friends. That would be a lot of fun I think, taking a group of friends there

  • I've never done that before so maybe 2018

  • We'll see.

  • So yeah. I think that's a good summary of my best new

  • experiences in

  • 2017. New things that I tried or things that I fell in love with that I hated before

  • Those are the ones that come to mind so if you haven't seen those videos

  • I'll try and find them all and link them down below if you'd like to watch

  • All of those experiences, I'm pretty sure I have a video for each of those days.

  • Okay moving on to food

  • I feel like this video is gonna be really long

  • I got lots of stuff to talk about, hopefully you guys are in for a long chatty video

  • I actually have a new favorite tea. This was sent to me recently, you guys might have seen me open it, but this is

  • Assam tea which is really freakin good

  • I think I've never had it before, I think this is the first time I've tried it

  • I like to steep it for a long time

  • I'd say about a good four, five minutes, and then I like to put vanilla soymilk in it

  • And it just makes the best tea ever and there's a lot of caffeine in it I think, so it's great in the morning

  • Honestly, I drink it all day long. I probably shouldn't.

  • If you've never tried an Assam tea

  • They describe it as a bold and multi tea

  • And it just really reminds me of the kind of tea that you would use in a milk tea

  • Like a bottled milk tea that you'd find in Japan

  • And I really love that flavor so if you're looking for a good tea to make some milk tea with.

  • Okay, a couple types of noodles made it into my

  • 2017 faves. These are both from iHerb, ooh iHerb has a sale on right now

  • you can get 10% off- if you use my code you get five percent off and then they have a

  • special winter sale code for an additional five percent off

  • So I will link my code and their sale code down below if you're interested in ordering anything

  • But I order these off iHerb frequently, I eat them all the time.

  • The first one is Annie Chun's Pad Thai rice noodles

  • I don't use them for Pad Thai,

  • I tried making that once and I just couldn't get it right and the noodles were all stuck together

  • And I just made a big mess, but I do like to use this in kind of like a Pho-like soup

  • I make like a

  • vegetable broth

  • And I put lots of veggies and tofu in it

  • And then I put the noodles in it, so it's like a noodle soup instead of the Pad Thai style, love it

  • It's so good

  • And then these quinoa macaroni, actually Taylor got me addicted to these

  • These are also gluten free if you're looking for gluten free pasta, but I prefer these to any kind of pasta

  • I don't specifically eat gluten free or anything, but there's- these are just so good. They're so good. There's something about those

  • It's really really delicious

  • So we eat these all the time with tomato sauce that I make and they would probably be

  • Really good with like an alfredo type sauce as well

  • Honestly, they're good with anything. They're so good. They would probably make a really good macaroni salad too.

  • It wouldn't be

  • 2017 without the creepy vending machine

  • Vegan crackers. These deserve a mention because they're freakin delicious, and I'm so glad that I got another box with them the other day

  • They're just like Ritz

  • There are a great replacement to Ritz and I love them.

  • And my nutritional yeast flakes

  • I still love these, I really do not crave powdered cheese anymore

  • and I just

  • Look forward to having this on my pasta or my lasagna or anywhere else you would use like a parmesan style cheese

  • I love these things. They're so good and they add like a really cheesy flavor

  • Do you want to make a vegan cheese sauce or something they're great for that, there's tons of different vitamins

  • in these you guys. In two heaping tablespoons it gives you like

  • 600 percent B2 for the day, 560 percent B6, 400 percent B12

  • folic acid, niacin

  • thiamine, like all the B vitamins

  • Lots of protein as well, two tablespoons of this is nine grams of protein, so it's really yummy and

  • Really healthy and a great alternative to powdered cheese if you're trying to cut out dairy

  • Another thing that I get from iHerb

  • Thank god for iHerb because I feel like it'd be really hard to find this in Japan, if it's possible at all

  • Alright moving on

  • This is just like something really random

  • But I felt that it needed to be mentioned because I lived in these tights this year. These are the

  • Lululemon Align Pant II