i saw a lot of things in this video that bothered me more than her usual haul videos, so uh, return of mini rant summary? (i can barely even call it that; this is gonna be very brief and not that all-encompassing)
video starts with this little number. this....this is the shit that starts in-law feuds. this is why the mother-in-law stereotype exists. later on in the video she explains that her mother-in-law plays the piano and that it will "match" jfc kill me now her piano. ok look, i think this would be cute if it was like, an 11 year old giving this to their mom or aunt or something....but yumi's 26, oh my god. the only reason i'd believe her mother-in-law would actually use this is if she's a private lesson teacher who teaches students in her home; ik my cello teacher had lots of cello-themed decor in her studio (but they weren't ugly lmao). just like.....seriously? you think that will "match" just because your mother-in-law plays the fucking piano? that thing's tacky as hell.....this is the point where being cheap becomes unacceptable.
@luz_666 covered the whole cabinet situation perfectly. "the one i like is a couple hundred dollars....so i got this cheaper one for now instead," bitch, my dream bed is probably thousands of dollars, but i couldn't get that, could i? i had to settle for something less expensive that i still liked. she also always pulls this "for now" card whenever she buys a cheap alternative for a long-term item, "i'm buying these drawer organizers for now until i get better ones..." etc. this just...confuses me? did you not think that moving into splenda's house would come with investments in furniture? tons of investments, big or small, are just to be expected when a couple moves in together? oh and i think we all know that this plastic ass "cabinet" is definitely not a "for now," it's gonna be sitting over there when she's 80 years old. idk, maybe i just have a different standard of living or something, smh....
she shows us a bit of how she organized the cabinet:
oh my fucking word. there are so many cheap ass black chokers in this drawer that you can't even distinguish them anymore. it's just a giant black mass of who knows what. "most of my chokers are black....i like to collect black chokers," damn, no way, i had no idea. yumi, you like to "collect" EVERYTHING. "i like to collect black chokers, i like to collect pleated skirts, i like to collect plaid patterns, i like to collect hanfu, i like to collect tacky ass handbags, i like to collect bow ties, i like to collect cocktail dresses, i like to collect hanfu-style hair accessories, i like to collect thigh highs, i like to collect frilly socks....." nah bitch, that's called being a hoarder.
hamlets. are you fucking kidding me, yumi.
i have a few thoughts on these bow ties....ok, so yumi has told us in the past that sponsors often times let her pick out what they're going to send her for free. if she did happen to pick these out herself, then imo that is such a waste of a diy opportunity. i understand that yumi is no longer a full-fleged diy channel anymore, but these bow ties look like they're super easy to make, and they look right up her alley. she could have easily made these--honestly i don't think i'd ever buy these store-bought, but if they were homemade i think they'd be pretty cute. i really think she's missing out on a lot of views by skipping out on diy opportunities, and she can easily use these "picking out free stuff from sponsors" sessions to find inspiration for more diy ideas. if she didn't pick these out voluntarily and she was just sent them, then obviously it wasn't her choice on what she got, so it's not as big of an issue. still think these bow tie things are a really good diy opportunity tho, rip.
bitch already out here with another fucking black choker i s2g. (to be fair the choker looks kinda cute, but she's probably already got one that looks exactly like it.)
"you might have noticed that in my cooking videos, we had no oven mitt so i had to use a towel...so i got oven mitt!" another super cute video opportunity, wasted....this little "limbo period" with her sewing she's got going on is so annoying imo. either sew or don't sew, yumi.
of course she uses the item that's actually nice for herself. bitch doesn't even realize how selfish she is because it's just subconscious and automatic now: "the cheapest of cheap stuff goes to everyone else, the nice cheap stuff goes to me."
i have never seen one of these before. it's a normal bowl that you fill with water and rinse fruit and vegetables in, then you pour the water out with this strainer thing on the side? "my husband thinks it's useless, but it's useful for me!!" idk why you wouldn't just get a normal ass colander but that's none of my business...
oh my god where did she get this!? damn, i actually like this. that is a WHOLE BOX of piping tips plus some other tools, and knowing yumi it's not going to be that expensive---yeah i just looked up the price and it's like $12 for 32 different piping tips plus a few other things. if you're not going to be committing to cake decorating as a big hobby, i see no reason to spend more money on nice brands like Wilton or Sunny Side Up. knowing these cheap retail websites, the tips (especially the ones with "spikes", like the star tips) are probably going to start breaking after awhile, but it's no problem if you're just trying it out like yumi is. gold seal of approval from me.
HOWEVER, knowing yumi's display of her uh "food decorating skills" in the past....is she even ready to use all these different tools? except for the piping bags; there's only like 3 in there and that is not enough lmao. eh on second thought since it's a set she can probably just start out with the simple tips, like a round tip....but i'm going to laugh so hard if she tries to go ham with a ruffle tip or a petal tip on her first try lmao. you can't take on the big stuff if you haven't conquered the small stuff; i see that way too often with these craftsy channels run by young adults who think they're the coolest shit. but yeah yumi says making cake is gonna be her big project during the summer on her second channel. she better start practicing now.
yumi never fails to amuse me with her ever-growing hoard of useless kitchen gadgets. this thing is supposed to cut watermelon into a popsicle-ish shape or something? what the hell would you ever need that for? just use a fucking knife oml.....she is the epitome of the people these worthless gadget manufacturing companies make a profit off of.
next she has a rough sponge you can use to clean a pan with, a silicone sponge to clean with, an angled spatula for icing, and a potato masher. i can't believe she bought a kitchen tool (the potato masher) that's actually useful and essential. wow, good job. the icing spatula will help too of course, that is if she actually follows through with her plans to make a cake; "oh sorry eweyone!! my passion for cake decorating went away!! i don't want to make the cake anymore 😿😿😿"
this is a, uh....tool to pick up "hot bowls" when you're using them to steam food...? i really...really...don't think you need this, yumi....
this is apparently a kind of noodle press? she admits herself that it's cheap as hell, and that she wants to try to make noodles with it on her food channel. i don't have as much of a problem with this one; i don't like how she generates video ideas based on sponsored items instead of the other way around, but this at least isn't just a bunch of random peelers and cutting tools she uses tests out and calls that a video.
"you probably think this looks useless...." that's because it is fucking useless. i am pretty sure she already has a steel strainer that she can use for noodles. why the hell does she need this. i s2g she knows it too, she suddenly got a lot quieter and less enthusiastic (that sounds like a reach ik), but i bet she knows this is fucking useless...at least i hope she does. wouldn't be surprised if she didn't tho.
lmao so much for being brief ¯\_(ツ)_/¯