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California Food and Party Time!

July 3, 2014

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Time for more of our California videos! We just posted our California vs Korea video yesterday, in which we talked about some of the differences we perceived between both countries. In today’s video we’re just sharing some of our special moments that we got on camera. Some things that might need explaining:

Our New Luggage

Coolest thing ever – it’s a carry on stroller that unfolds into a scooter. Forget about walking all the way to your gate. YOU CAN ROLL THERE. Yep. We had to get them. We’re officially the coolest/dorkiest people at the airport now.

The Korea vs Russia Game

So, we were about to start watching the game at Tom’s Urban in Los Angeles, and a giant fight broke outside between some angry fans. The cops came, people were pepper sprayed and handcuffed, and the drunk fighting guys were just all over the place. This was our first time in downtown LA, so I asked our LA friends if this was common, but it was new to them as well, but – since a bunch of us were YouTubers – we were filming the fight anyway. Then I asked them, under the assumption that such fighting was common in LA, if we should go beat up some Russians. Not because we wanted to, of course, but because it was our soccer fan duty. They disagreed. I persisted. Luckily, no Russians were to be found. Probably because they’d beat me up…

Interestingly, though, when we were watching the game, the guy that was serving us asked why we were so passionate about Korea winning, seeing as we’re not, well, you know, Korean. So we told him about how, during the last world cup, whenever we cheered for Korea while we were in Korea, people bought us free chicken and beer. We were hoping for more free food and booze. Unfortunately, no more free food and booze for us for at least another four years…

Washed Out

Right before we’re about to go on a trip, I scour for a new album to listen to. Why? So that, when we’re on our trip, we listen to that album profusely. Then, in the future, when we’re out somewhere and we hear a song from that album, or if our iTunes randomly shuffles to one of those songs, we unlock a bunch of memories from that trip. I find that music helps me bookmark my memories a lot better than pictures do. I can listen to a song and tell you the first time I ever heard it, where I was and what I was doing.

Point is: for this trip we listened to a lot of Washed Out. We listened to Washed Out before, but we didn’t have any distinct memories with it apart from Sunday afternoon house cleaning, which is a load of sucky memories. Chores? Fooey! So now Washed Out will make us remember California. Listen to some of it if you want to share in our experience.

Pictures!

Apart from music, we did take a lot of pictures. I actually really like doing these travel videos of ours, because that means we can post up these pretty galleries which I find freaking gorgeous. Not that we’re good photographers. I just like the way they function on the page. It’s the web nerd in me. Hopefully, though, you like the pics as well. We tell more of our story in them :D

We’ve also got some scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Editing our travel videos is always intimidating, because we start off with something like two hours worth of footage, and then we have to try to boil it down to a video of watchable length. A lot of scenes that we like get left behind. Here are a few of them!

And, lastly, don’t forget to click on this pretty button below to subscribe for more videos! Sorry this one took so long to put out. We’re really in the thick of things with our Coffee Shop at the moment, and it’s gobbling up a lot of our time. Stay tuned, though for special videos coming soon :D

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  1. Oh yes, it’s an excellent idea to watch a FapFap at midnight. T_T All that delicious foods!! I also gain about 10 pounds whenever I go over there with my Moms homemade biscuits and gravy and all the Mexican I can find, hehe.

    2 years ago
  2. What, no Rocket Jump or Just Kidding Films?

    2 years ago
  3. OMG I actually went to that same Paris Baguette and also saw the soon to be coming Coco curries!! I was disappointed as well since I’m not living LA but more Norcal :(

    2 years ago
  4. Is the luggage a major brand? I NEED ONE.

    2 years ago
  5. its not the Pepperdine Grads you have to watch out for, its the UC Santa Barbara Grads. UCSB offers a P.Hd in Surfing…

    2 years ago
  6. YESSS!!! You had the Animal Fries!!! Hope you can come back to California some time (preferably Northern California like San Francisco)

    2 years ago
  7. Love the video & pictures! The meetup! Very fun experience! Meet other nasties and you guys! Very cool! The place you went to to see the Korea game looked cool. SMH at those people fighting. But that MEX vs BRA game was intense. Still I can’t believe they were fighting. It’s cool seeing what other things you were up to while here in Cali. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see your collab video with Jen. :)

    2 years ago
  8. Not to be a downer, but when you feed ducks bread products, they die. Feed them lettuce or watermelon or tomatoes. Just an fyi.

    2 years ago
  9. Lo

    I love the brunette on you, Martina!
    Gah. All this footage just solidifies that I need to visit California someday.

    2 years ago
  10. Love the videos and pictures! LA is where I landed when I first immigrated to US from Korea 30+ moons ago before moving to the east coast (I’m really old). Palm trees take me back to the time when it finally hit me, ‘Whoa, I’m really in another country!’ Glad you guys had fun! As always, those food shots make me hungry and I’d really like to try those fusion food!!

    2 years ago
    • Why did you migrate? I feel Korea is more developed than the US in many ways.. I mean, I feel Korea is so nice, at least now.. Maybe it was different 30 years ago probably :)

      2 years ago
      • I came with my family in 1981 not long after the coup d’état (the real one, not GD’s song). After watching so many videos of Korea from Simon and Martina, I’m eager for a visit. In fact, I’m planning on visiting Korea in three years with a friend and totally looking forward to see the new Korea!

        Thanks for asking!

        2 years ago
  11. I’m an ABC (American Born Chinese), born and raised in San Francisco, California, so I maybe a little bias =). I love SF and LA, Cali. People here are great compare to people I’ve met in Hong Kong and Beijing. I remembered i went to a few restaurants and asked for soy sauce, chili sauce, or whatnot, the waiters were rude!!!!! We had to ask them multiple times to get something, SMH. I’m not saying we don’t have horrible service here in Cali, but I rarely get them.
    It looks like you guys had a great time here. Did you guy stock up with Cool Ranch Doritos? Haha!! We do love small talks because we just want to get to know everyone a little bit better. I’ve been seeing a lot of Instagram pics of you 2, Jen (From Head to Toe), Wes, and Phil (Wong Fu Productions). I can’t wait to see those videos!!! Are you planning to come to San Francisco soon?? You should totally do a meet up!!! Keep up the great work!!! FIGHTING!

    2 years ago
  12. Froyo is healthier than ice cream! (In a way….) And so delicious! Who knew frozen yogurt was so good? We have lots up in Washington. Whenever my husband and I go to someplace new, we make it a habit to try a froyo place there :) It’s our quirky couple thing…..

    2 years ago
  13. excited for your collaboration

    2 years ago
    • AAAAAAAaaa i haven’t finish typing :(
      I am excited for your collaboration with other awesome youtubers, you guys are one of my favorite people, and so are they. This is soooo awesome!!

      2 years ago
  14. Ah, mexicans causing problems as usual… so embarrassing

    2 years ago
  15. I’m just reacting to this now, but was that Alice Shin? She’s part of the Roy Choi inner circle. Cool! Getting backdoor restaurant privileges is every foodies dream and you guys just kind of showed up and got it. I swear you two are the luckiest people.

    2 years ago
  16. I think out of all the video, the scene I loved the most was with Simon and Oreo. Oreo is so adorable!

    2 years ago
  17. I love watching these types of videos from you guys!! Also, the pictures you took look AMAZING!! I really wish I could have gone to the Orange Nasty meet up:( hopefully one day you can come to Vegas (^.^)

    2 years ago
  18. Galbi poutine! You got to try it Simon! I’ve had a version of it at a different place, but I’m sure the idea is similar. Isn’t it amazing! The greatest thing about America is how kids from the second and third generations take their cultural food heritage then combine it with the food heritage of another culture, add a crap load of butter and serve it up in artery clogging deliciousness. U.S.A! U.S.A!

    2 years ago
  19. I was in the video for like 2 seconds! I was the girl going up to accept the liberty in North Korea tank top that I won! Also Martina totally wore the Sailor Moon T-shirt I gave her!!!!! Whoop! I was so excited I ran to show my mom!

    2 years ago
  20. whoa!!! Martina in (what i’m amusing is) a brown wig!!! you look so pretty!! not that you don’t anyway but you look like a forest princess there!! ahaha!

    2 years ago
  21. Martina! You’re so pretty, I can’t handle it!!! :D <3 from Singapore!

    2 years ago
  22. Waaaah! I’m actually in your video! XD I was at the Orange Nasty meet up and our table was right next to yours! :D Unfortunately our table wasn’t able to have chat time with you guys since of time restraints T.T Never the less, it will still awesome to meet you guys! You guys seriously are the nicest people ever! I honestly never had any interests in Korea until I saw your youtube videos. Thank you for making them! Keep up the awesome work! Love you guys! *mwah! ^-^

    P.S. Is it bad that I’ve lived in CA all my life and never tried Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles!? o.O

    2 years ago
  23. Orange nasty meet up :( . Why do I live 10 hours away :(. Oh yeah the air pollution in Cali always kills me. I am so glad you guys had such a great time. Maybe you should come to Utah some time climb some rocks or something lol.

    2 years ago
  24. I didn’t really believe you when you said the waffles were huge. Dear lord! those suckers are huge! (granted its technically four in one but still) It all looked so good thought <3 Glad you had fun!

    2 years ago
  25. waaahhh I can’t wait for all the other videos to come out! Keep up the good work! Fighting!

    2 years ago
  26. Omigosh you guise take BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! What camera(s) did you use?? :D

    2 years ago
  27. I wonder if this might sound creepy but I wouldn’t mind you uploading the two hours of footage from your trip.

    2 years ago
  28. Thank you guys so much for sharing LiNK with us. I’m very interested in this topic and I presented the whole thing in class and a big part of my presentation was how it can be changed and then I presented LiNK and my teacher was really suprised because he hadn’t heard of it to that time. I got a really good mark/grade for it. Thanks guys! :)

    2 years ago
  29. Wow that was great! Makes me really want to eat some waffles now tho…
    And Simon looked like he got sunburnt but you look okay now.
    I hate getting sunburnned.
    Looks like it was great, fun trip! ^^

    2 years ago
  30. Oh, and I’m also excited for your collaboration with Wong Fu Productions. It’s pretty much my all-time favorite youtubers, together. :)

    2 years ago
  31. Don’t mind me while I salivate… Looks like you had a wonderful time, and you’ve documented it so beautifully! As for that bit about music: I totally agree. Music will not only bring back memories but also feelings and states of mind. It’s kinda surreal if you ask me.

    2 years ago
  32. What great pictures! I’m glad you guys liked LA! ^^
    And omg at the part of you guys feeding the ducks, some universities have duck/animal feeding clubs!!!! At my university we have a squirrel feeding club. You can tell because they’re the size of small cats and REALLY friendly with people.

    2 years ago
  33. Okay, so that taco truck picture made me suddenly miss California. . . :( I moved to Korea in March after living there since I was born. And I’m Mexican-American.:( Waaah, I want tacos! Preferably my mother’s homemade tacos, but a taco truck would also be delightful. :)

    2 years ago
  34. “How do I eat this thing?” “You put it in your mouth and you chew.”
    Don’t know why, but that made me laugh.

    2 years ago
  35. Those are some very lovely pictures! :D

    2 years ago
  36. Ya’ll are really adorable when you try new foods. And somehow more adorable and confused when having to use English when ordering.

    2 years ago
  37. I love the makeover Jen did for you!! Not sure bout the contacts tho haha BUT OMG SO KAWAII

    2 years ago
  38. Oooooh God, my (irrelevant) tweet made it into your video >.< All that food looked so delicious though! I can't imagine what chicken and waffles tastes like together – in my head those two flavours don't go together o.O I'm excited for your Wong Fu video! I love Phil, Wes and Ted :3

    2 years ago
    • Speaking of chicken and waffles, to me, that’s not really farfetched at all. I’m not American by far, but here in norway we have waffles and sausages. You make a regular sweet(norwegian) waffle, and then you boil a wienersausage and then use the waffle as the bun. You can even apply ketchup and mustard aswell and it’s supposed to taste good.

      My mom is crazed about it, but i’ve never tried it. More popular in Østfold county, or in Fredrikstad, the largest city in Østfold county. Usually, if someone goes to a kiosk and asks for sasage and waffle, they’re from Fredrikstad.

      I will try it some day!

      2 years ago
      • See, everywhere else has all of this interesting food! The most exciting thing we have here is blood sausage -.- I’ll try sausage x waffles someday too!

        2 years ago
        • Haha I’m Norwegian and has never ever even heard of the waffle and hot dog concept lol, sounds weird! Don’t worry, my country do not generally have any outstanding food either, I just usually eat every other nations’ food lol, like Italian, Mexican etc.. My fav is Asian food ofc ;)

          2 years ago
      • Ummm whhhoooooa that sounds amazing! We gotta try it when we go to Norway later this year :D

        2 years ago
        • WAIT WHAT!! YOU’RE COMING AGAIN?!?! I DIDN’T KNOW!! The Omona crew sure didn’t reveal that yet as far as I know! Omg I’m definitely coming to Omona again, I was so happy when I met you and took a pic with you last year! ^_^

          2 years ago
    • We had a lot of fun filming with them. They were hilarious, and not offput by our overbearing personalities :D

      2 years ago
  39. So…is there a link to buy that suitcase-scooter?

    2 years ago
  40. You should come to the Philippines, guise. I’m sure a lot of us PH Nasties will be more than happy to see you! :)

    2 years ago
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