We’re back! Holy smokes! Look at us doing LiveChats! We’ve fallen really behind on them. We’re a bit concerned because we were gone for so long, and – since we usually do these once a week – we get to open regular mail regularly. But since we didn’t get to be here for a while, some packages have piled up. Sorry guise! We’ve been getting emails from people asking if their packages arrived, so we tried showing the packages in the LiveStream to let you know if yours arrived safe and sound :D

Also, WHAT’S UP WITH THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES TODAY YOUTUBE? It’s, like, some of the worst we’ve ever had. I’m sorry that our return to LiveStreaming was so buggy today :( Hopefully next time things will be back on track!

Anyhow, we mentioned that next week we’ve got some things we’re doing in preparation for the YouTube Music Awards, so our schedule might be thrown off a bit, but the products that come of it, we hope, will be totally worth it! We’re really close to confirming some really cool things, which we really want to tell you about now but can’t because they’re not set yet. Argh!

On that note, thanks to everyone who sent us packages today, including

Megan from Wisconsin, USA
Angela from Columbia (sorry about the cookie mess! We opened it in the safety of our hallway afterwards. Thank you for the jewelry and keychains and the engravings!)
and Jesus Biker from Wisconsin

Sorry we couldn’t open more packages today. We’re still crushingly jet lagged for some reason and we have no idea why. We woke up at 3AM today and have been up ever since. WHY?! We have no clue what’s wrong with us. We’ve been back for over a week and we just can’t get adjusted. Bleurgh!

Ok, I’m gonna leave it on that note, because sentences not working nice now for me. Leigh home now we miss Leigh. She stay one day then go back to Busan. She come again sometime. Very sad she not here. Will be here forever in January. Soon!

  1. Martina, I would totally buy that hat! IT’S SO CUTE

  2. Now I really want to watch Heirs just to see what everyone is talking about.

  3. I always wonder how much Simon and Martina’s food bill has gone down with all the snacks they get each week. XD

  4. I might buy that cat hat and if I don’t i’m sure I have friends who would!

  5. So they were saying how many US nasties want them to come in the summer, and I’m like “Yep, Arizona is now automatically off the list of possibilities -.-“

  6. Not sure if you got already like 300 responses or not but to clarify: the swiss girls said “Flugzüg” which means airplane. ^_^ But hey, I like your way to pronounce it much more! <3

  7. Here a challenge for the Eat your Kimchi crew

    The challenge is to do the Macarena in public.

  8. Did S&M ever show us what is behind the “haunted door”?

  9. Re: Heirs

    Simon, as a TV critic who reviews Kdramas in addition to American programs, I have a bone to pick with you. Is the American acting stellar? No, of course not. Do the American characters they focus on make sense for the story? Yes, they do. I’ll elaborate.

    Tan has essentially been exiled to the U.S. by his Hyeong, who wants and expects him to do nothing there but play and be a beach bum. Since he’s trying to make his brother happy, that’s what Tan does, so it’s no wonder that he pals around with fellow beach bums whose attitude toward drugs are, “Yeah! Gimme!” I knew such people in the small Minnesota farm town where I grew up. You think a metropolis like L.A. wouldn’t have them?

    As far as the sister’s drunken boyfriend goes, that’s just a plot device to facilitate Eun Sang’s dependency upon Tan, along with her moving into his house in Korea. The boyfriend, who obviously doesn’t amount to much, lives in a more run-down neighborhood, and BELIEVE ME when I say, American youths really are that rude and crude on the street, especially in poorer urban areas. They don’t necessarily mean any harm, but they haven’t been taught how saying stuff like that is inconsiderate and intrusive. I have to say it: That particular scene was the first time I’ve seen a Kdrama get American culture right. It doesn’t represent us at our best, but it’s true to life all the same.

    I thought the biggest surprise was when they portrayed one of the American characters with a more subtle, understated hand, specifically, Tan’s professor. It was such a relief that for once, the director didn’t insist on the huge overreaction, but a more nuanced performance instead.

    Yes, L.A. is flush with actors & actresses, but there’s a reason why so many of them are still working as wait staff at various restaurants. A lot of them simply aren’t that good. And with Korean production companies having a penchant for working on the cheap and not at all invested in Western culture, they tend to hire out the wegugin roles to those who are most desperate, which usually means those with the least talent. Thankfully, the standard was raised a little in Heirs. While far from perfect, it’s definitely progress. If you have any doubts on that, look at the white girl chef in the beginning of Boys Over Flowers(possibly the worst acting in a Kdrama EVAR). That girl made me want to throw a rotten tomato at my screen.

    I love you guys to death, but I think you’re wrong on this. And that’s coming from an American who loves his country.

    • The American actors in ‘Heirs’ are bad and I’m thinking it’s in part because of the directors. Simon & Martina stated that when they were on Korean shows, the director would tell them to redo their parts, but this time to exaggerate. Korean dramas like to exaggerate a loooot and I’m pretty sure what happened in Heirs, too.

      • Very true, I remember that vid. Of course, if they had hired actors that were in any way established, they would have said, “Boss, this don’t work. You’re going to make Americans laugh at you.”

  10. Why isn’t anybody talking about reply 1994 so far it’s pretty great!!

  11. This will start off a bit..distasteful. When I first saw an EYK video, I absolutely hated you. Like, I thought you were extremely annoying. I watched another video, simply because it was interesting. By the the fourth video, I liked you. That was a year ago, and by the fifth video, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED YOU. I check your website everyday—including the days you don’t post. You even introduced me to blogging, which is presumably why I hated you at first XD Anyways, just want to say that you’re my favorite youtubers lol

  12. Oh you should give us the information who is making this USA events, so we the coordinator in USA can correspond to it. You should visit NC or DC ^^. If I know which coast you’re going to, I can make an events.

    NC/DC/SC/GA etc.. people should comes when the events happened!!!

  13. Nice to see a livechat again! I wonder when people will stop asking about the lights, lol. Have you ever seen any YG artists in that building? :)

  14. I was planning to watch Heirs for Krystal. Is it really that bad? :( x x x

  15. There is no way that Heirs could have lived up to all the hype. I watched the first two episodes because I like Park Shin Hye. Lee Min Ho isn’t on my list of favs. I’m sure this is due to a genetic lack of taste on my part but I find him dull.

    To a certain extent, stereotyping is part a of the entertainment biz and most of the time we’re OK with stereotyping ourselves. How ever when outsiders do it, its a whole other ball game.

    But what made me finally turn off Heirs was the realization that I would not watch similar programming in English. There are plenty of people who want to watch this kind of programming, I’m not just one of them.

  16. Hi guise!!! Happy to see you guise again! bTW is Colombia not Columbia… And those are not ponchos, those are called ruanas, similar but not quite, ruanas are for colder weather … Anyway, love from Colombia!

  17. For those #USNasties who want to help us with getting Simon and Martina (and hopefully Leigh and SooZee) to the States, Join our Facebook Page: facebook.com/USNasties.

    Our Twitter is twitter.com/USNasties

    We have the nation color coded to better plan out meetings, just find the map, join your color, and pitch in!

    • I don’t have a facebook, but I want to still connect and help with the planning. Can you email me?

    • I was just thinking, if interest isn’t super ultra high enough in the ‘States, you could always make it a North American tour ’cause like, they don’t need a VISA to come to Canada and like, I’m pretty sure that there are many Canadian Nasties, and like they’ll probably use the US tour as a chance to come home to see their parents if they can anyways….. Why not work together? ;) Although, that might be one hella long tour……

      • that might be doable for US nasties that live up north like me, but the majority would not be able to make a canada trip.

        • Um, that’s not quite what I meant. In tours, you go to several cities/states/provinces. I meant, why not do some U.S. cities and some Canadian cities if the path of the tour comes near the border. For example, if there is a meet in Wisconsin or say Buffalo or NYC, it’s not far to hop the border to London, Niagara, Toronto, or I don’t know, Halifax and then, hop back over to the U.S. again to keep doing cities there. Or Vancouver and Seattle are very close to each other. But maybe all the U.S. cities will be down south? It was just a thought, you’ll have to see where the interest is.

        • That sound great. Send a message to the admin about your suggestion, it would be one heck of a long events, but that is so cool still though :)

  18. I guess this is only the 3rd time I disagree with you guys. I’m not really bothered by Heirs, I actually like the story a lot, of course the white actors are horrible, white actors on k-dramas are always like bad porn actors LOL, but they really don’t matter for the plotline, they just discourage people who think that they have to go to America if they want it to succeed because ‘Korea is so bad’, I think they are just promoting their on country. In the other hand you have to watch focused on the positive things, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye’s acting are really good, and the actress that plays Shin Hye’s mother, who can’t speak, is an amazing actress, and they also show that being so rich is not always the best thing in the world, rich people are fucked up too. They say this show is supose to be the korean Gossip Girl and Gossip Girl showed exactly that kind of America “Heirs” showed on the first episodes, superficial people, drug addicts, and everybody wanting to have sex with anything that moves. The exactly same thing teen American series are showing, “Heirs” just copied. I don’t see Asians complaining about characters like the asian guy from “The Hangover” because he’s a walking stereotype. What you guys still didn’t see is how ShinHye’s character is obssessed about horror movies in a really funny way like ‘I’m really hoping Freddy and Jason to be friends again’ and when she always compare her situation with horror movies plots, or how sweet is CNBLUE’s Minhyunk character or how ShynHye’s mother is mistreated by her korean boss and how they are mean with her just because she can’t speak. You guys should give a real chance for the drama, because is really well written and interesting and the cast is awesome I SWEAR!!!.

    • lol i thought it was better than Boys over Flowers movie (i think it was the japanese one though), where the scene in america they were attacked by black, basketballer thugs that just said F*CK every other word hahahahaha

    • I think the point is that if you feel the need to promote your own country by stereotyping and bashing others then you are doing it wrong.

      • I know, like I said they are just copying other american series like Gossip Girl…Did you even watched like “2 Broke Girls”? There is a Korean character that is also stereotyped and all the americans make fun of him…so I’m not saying is right or true the way they are portraying America, is just that they are doing the same thing America does, if you watch any other k-dramas you wil see Korea always show Americans like they are WAY BETTER than everyone else and a company is only rich if they are working with America or how they always need to make the Americans happy, I think is refreshing a k-drama not treating America like the lord of all countries…this is good for them, but of course that’s just my opinion. I’m not North American and I’m not Korean so in my foreign point of view, this doesn’t change my view of any of the countries, is a k-drama not a history book or documentary.

        • I am an American, and with the exception of the two fat thugs chasing Tan & Eun Sang, and the motel owner, the choices for American characters were well-considered and small but integral parts to the story. Read my “Re: Heirs” post if you want to know why.

        • The part that I disliked the most was when the guy pretty much solicited for sex from Park Shin Hye’s sister in broad daylight, at a regular cafe-like place in public. That, I just found utterly offensive. But otherwise I have to agree with what you said. Hollywood does it all the time. They’re always promoting Americans as the best and stereotyping people from other countries and minorities. Not saying it’s OK; but to be outraged about it, is ironic.

        • i’m american. i worked at a resturaunt for 13 years and i got propositioned for sex almost DAILY, no, i’m not exaggerating. as did all the girls i worked with who had contact with the customers. i spent alot of time in the american food service industry and i know alot of people who worked in a lot of different establishments and to be frank the way the guy on heirs did it is pretty freakin classy compared to some of the stories i’ve heard and things that have been said to me.
          you dont have to like what he did, it’s pretty gross actually, but it isnt an unfair portrayal.

  19. I was so happy when you saw my tweet and read it <3 It made my day from happy day to ULTRA MEGA SUPER AWESOME SWENASTIES OVER 9000 DAY :D I hope you will come to Sweden again soon :3 So that I can see you guise :D And you can totally do like Eat Your Meatball :D xD
    Love from a Swenasty <3 (who is very, very happy :D)

    • Hahahahaha! At first, I thought that you were measuring your “happiness as a Nasty” in the form of “SWENASTIES” (like 9000!) until I re-read our post. Am I wrong? There should TOTALLY be a measurement for that – LOL! Thank you for the smile <3

      • I was measuring my happiness, because if it’s over 9000 it’s a lot right? And then I wanted to include that i’m a Swenasty so it became that way xD But that really was a day when my happiness went over 9000 ! :3 <3

  20. Omg one of the worst scenes in Heirs was when 2 fat American guys were chasing Lee Minho and the girl but they are too fat so Lee Minho and the girl are just running slowly and stopping because stupid dumb fat americans can’t run…. so offensive!!!

    I really don’t understand where they got the actors from. Someone pointed out that porn actors are better than they are.

    About Soo Zee being so pretty…. after we met you guys… later that night my husband was all like, “Soo Zee is sooooo pretty! and soooo talented! and soooooo smart!!” I was like, “Okay okay! Let’s talk about something else” haha. But yes she is so pretty.

    • Oh god, that sounds really offensive and I’m American. -_- I don’t know, I’ll probably watch it anyway. At least I’m prepared, hehe.

      • i didnt find it offensive as much as amusing. i just laughed off the bad acting, and thought it funny they used the stereotypes. they didnt use anything i havent heard or seen in the US before lol.
        when heirs first started i was on vacation in california, and on the beach i actually heard a dude talking like Jay, i was so taken aback, like “omg these people actually exist??” haha

    • I will agree with everyone that I was highly disappointed with the portrayal of Americans (I’m one) in Heirs. Why? Srsly guise, guise, why did it have to be taken to such horrid stereotypes? No one likes stereotypes, so why promote it? =|
      Well anyhoodles, I will say that by the 4th episode, I believe is when they fly back to Korea, it does improve a great deal. So, yay?

      I’m a happy camper that we’re being spoiled with so many videos now that you two are back home. Less than three guise, less than three.

  21. Tomorrow night? Are y’all going to the Halloween Party in Itaewon?

  22. Flugzüüg…Flugzeug (airplane) in Swiss German…so cool!

  23. Dear Simon and Martina,

    First I wanted to say that I like you very very very much XD
    I’ve been a fan of EatYourKimchi since 1,5 years now!

    I live in Germany, but I was born in Kosovo. Do you know where Kosovo is?
    I wonder whether there are other nastys from Kosovo ^^

    I remember when I, a year ago, came from my part time job home on Saturday , it
    seemed so normal to watch your videos, because it seemed to me as if
    I’d watch friends. It was a strange feeling. ^^

    This is my first comment on your site. I do not know why I am logged in just now,
    but I ‘m happy to finally comment on your cool videos.

    Unfortunately, I can never follow your live-chats, because Youtube is spinning
    in Germany. But I always watch them later.

    Ahhh almost all my sentences start with I … ! Haha … sorry guys! Sorry for
    my bad English … Google Translator Help me !!!

    All of your segments are awesome, but I like especially MusicMonday, FAPFAP
    and WANK! I particularly like your old videos, like kimbap video, or how-to-make-Korean-ramen!
    I watch your old videos often. It ‘s always fun ^^ I will never get bored of them.

    It was you, who have brought me Kpop and Korea closer … at first I only knew
    SNSD, but by the KpopChartsUpdates I became a fan of many other bands.

    I’ve missed you very much, when you were on your European-tour. I’m glad that your
    back. Too bad that you were not in Germany. I would have liked to meet you…
    hmmm…is this a English sentence?? idonnntknoowwww >.<

    Greetings from Germany and thanks for
    your hard work, I look forward to MANY YEARS EatYourKimchi !


    P.S. I love the fluffy tummy-touching-lover Sudgy and the very-fast-growing-cat Meemers XD


  24. I can’t watch the video, guys!!!

  25. I agree about “Heirs”! As an American, I was saddened by the poor choice of American actors and the portrayal of what our men are like. I know that most people in the world get their “knowledge” of other nationalities based on what they see in movies and on TV, because most of us never get to travel and see for ourselves. It saddens me that Koreans will think our men are such sleezeballs and our women are easy. Of course, I didn’t expect the producers to pick our best looking guys, they wanted Lee Minho to shine! But gee, they could’ve done a little better….LOL.

    • I’m an American, too, but found most of the choices an improvement over what I’ve seen in other dramas. Read my “Re: Heirs” post if you want to hear my reasoning.

    • i think lee minho’s english was even worse than the americans’ acting. but i support him for trying XD

    • I watched the first episode and was horrified at the ‘American’ acting! It was bloody awful! There were some good (watchable) parts to the episode but they were few and far between. Does it get better? Is it worth trying to watch a few more episodes or will I just end up in a frustrated mess?

      • Well, I’ve tried to hang in there in hopes it will improve, and I’ve made it to episode 4. So I guess I’ll watch it all since they won’t be staying in America! I’m sure it will get much better…I hope anyway! lol

  26. does that mean Leigh is coming back for good in Jan? :D

  27. Is it over? Because the “live” is stil going on for me! ^^

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