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Hooray! Here’s the second video from our three movies with Arirang TV. The first one we did was about Korean Food Delivery. That same day of filming we also recorded this episode, which was a lot easier to film, because they just asked about this site and blogging in Korea. Woohoo! No running around in the cold or freezing or anything like that. One thing that’s a little sad about this video, though, is that it’s mostly just Simon in it. Martina was at school for the day, and so she couldn’t make an appearance in this video. Again. Too bad! Same is true of the third video we did for Arirang. Seems like people just being introduced to us through Arirang will be surprised to see Martina in the vids. Ha!

Simon had to mention the height thing, because a lot of people are still totally shocked to see how tall he is in real life. It’s probably the second thing people say to us when they meet us. Right after “nice to meet you” we get “wow! You’re so tall!” FYI, Simon’s 6’4 or so, roughly 195cm. Winner! Anyhow, filming the Music Mondays is a bit of a pain because Simon is mostly in the splits while filming them. Wreaks havoc on his ankles afterwards.

The remote bit was something we hoped people noticed as well. A bunch of people have asked about the remote and why it’s taped to the couch. Well, now you know! And it’ll never leave the couch! Sure, a lot of the buttons are covered by the tape, but we don’t really use the remote for anything more than power on and power off. If we watch TV, it’s through the computer, and the sound is through the speakers attached to the computer. The TV we like to think of as just a bigger screen. Sure wish it was HD, though.

On a cool side note, we were just featured in Yonhap News. Pretty cool! That, along with the other segment we did for KBS on Korea Blogs makes it seem like blogging’s starting to become a bit more interesting to the powers that be in Korea. Sweet. We’ve got a list of some cool Korea Blogs on our Korean Blog List, so check that out while you’re at it. Also, some people might read that Yonhap article as stating that we’ll leave Korea once Martina’s contract is up, but that’s not the case. Once Martina stops teaching, we plan to make even more videos about Korea as we’ll have the chance to travel around Korea a lot more! Yes, we’ll be broke and living in a tiny hole while eating Shin Ramen everyday (with a sign “Will Make Videos For Galbi”), but YAY! Making videos is fun! On a side note, if you’re reading this and are the Korean Government, how about hooking us up with a free place to live or, you know….money? I’m just sayin…

And, as always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. Huzzah!

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  1. Aw, Simon looks so lonely without Martina. 8C

  2. JESSNSDCA

    that looks like a nice place! and i know this song! i first heard it on a tony hawk game on the PS2 from a long time ago, haha! maybe simon will know it?

  3. Anonymous

    Hope you keep that enthusiasm for living like you do :)

    you’re my favorite couple in all Korea x)

    thanks for blogging and make it a lifestyle!

  4. Anonymous

    Hope you keep that enthusiasm for living like you do :)

    you’re my favorite couple in all Korea x)

    thanks for blogging and make it a lifestyle!

  5. I wonder if Jesus on the cross is still stuck too? :)

  6. When you guys decide to be poor and live in a box so you can do videos full time (and eventually go to DVD – it's bound to happen) I will support you by buying them! :)

  7. That's a little worrying. Wouldn't it be possible for you guys to renew your school contracts…or maybe find another school to teach in?

  8. That's the way to never lose the remote!:P

    Reading the article you linked to… Thank you for all your effort, we appreciate it!:D

  9. Roxie Mendoza

    I don't really know much about what you guys do, but it's amazing to see so much love for what you do and just letting yourselves be and enjoy the moment. Thank you =]

  10. well, my questions about your remote have finally been answered-haha. keep making videos!!!! hwaiting!!

  11. Who would of thought Simon was in "split position" this whole time??? Hmmm, that's movie magic for ya! ;P I love your videos!!

  12. MinakoSandyThoj

    So can Seungri V.V.I.P Mv be on Music Monday for your guys review, I thinked it be awesome since he's improving and doing Alice in the Wonderland theme, reminds me of Narsha's mv :) Vlogging in Korea sounds so cool btw!! Simon and Martina Fighting!!!

  13. 'Kay, um, HOW do y'all lose a TV remote… in such a tiny apartment?!? Spudgyyyyy… ??? :P

    The videos, as always, are awesome. Y'might wanna take a cue from some other foodie sites re: being comp'd for doing those videos. GET PRESS CREDENTIALS. Not sure how that works, but countries will cover your travel and lodging expenses to have you visit them and blog about their scene. Contact travel & tourism offices. One example is 'The Gilded Fork'/'Culinary Media Network.' They use their credentials and contacts at tourism boards to travel all around the world on those countries' dimes to blog and make videos about their food scenes. Seriously, check it out, 'cause y'all put a lot of work into making really top-notch videos.

    Speaking of, I dig the K-pop stuff (sorta!), but wanna see more foodie videos!!! :D

  14. Minh Nguyen

    what kindda funky tripod/monopod is Simon carrying? it's really cool haha.

  15. Hey! Simon and Martina, again I can't express how great of a thing you guys are doing with these videos. I'm someone who really wants everyone to try and understand each-others cultures and this is a great way to get introduced into Korean music and culture and the funny and great things about it, even if you never knew much about Korean music/culture.

    Please keep it up and I hope the best for your project eatyourkimichi as well as your experiences in Korea.

  16. Congratulations on being featured again. You and Martina are getting quite famous huh. :D I thoroughly enjoy watching your videos so keep them coming. :D

  17. Really insightful video into what you do.

  18. Oh my god! Who is that behind you at 2:25?? Scary as hell!

  19. Great video– we saw you on TV here a while ago on what appeared to be a cooking show– where a panel of K-bloggers were sampling different Korean dishes– always nice to see familiar faces on TV, even if we only know you via youtube. I agree with Jonathan. Your videos really helped us make the decision to come over to Korea and teach.

  20. talk about looking around your room, was there somebody in the, i think, kitchen in that shot?

  21. someone linked your article to omona :D http://community.livejournal.com/omonatheydidnt/5
    just thought you'd like to know

  22. hey simon and martina!

    Toronto pride!
    Haha.
    Love your videos. (:

  23. Aww they didn't even use video clips with Martina…..I can't believe you have to do the splits to film videos at home! That's so crazy! I hope you guys continue making wonderful videos! You give us Canadians a good name :)

  24. MyOwnBand

    Awww. This was nice. I'm happy you guys are making these type of videos for us. LOL The remote control thing is a great idea! My family would always lose theirs too. But not as much as before. I will definitely do that too when I get frustrated of not being able to find it. Thanks ^_^

  25. Wow. Awesome video! Maybe not as entertaining as some others, but that is made up for by the insight into the dedication that you guys have to making cool stuff for us to watch. Yo, thanks so much Simon and Martina, seriously, and best of luck in the full time blogging/travel video-ing thingy too. I hope the ROK does comp you an apartment or something b/c your vids definitely help promote the ROK.

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