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Ok, so this was a ridiculously silly TL;DR, and we spent most of it giggling with each other rather than actually providing useful information. But I think we did touch on some important things:

Between

We talked about this app a bit, and how popular it is here in Korea, but I don’t think that we mentioned that this app is supposedly made in Korea as well. Cool! You can read more about it here. And, no, we’re not paid by the company to promote it. We literally started jotting down our talking points for this TL;DR and then I remembered reading about this app in my tech news feed (because I read about tech news because I’m a dork) and it seemed relevant. Then we downloaded the app and started fiddling around with it.

While it’s cool to play with and has an interesting concept, I don’t really like having unnecessary apps on my devices, you know? I have iMessenger which sends messages just fine. Then I got Kakao. Facebook sends messages as well. So does email. Why another messaging app? I’m not sure. There’s a novelty to the concept, though, even though it’s a severely restricted messaging system. God why am I giving an app review? Point is: this is big in couple culture in Korea, so…there!

Christmas

The saddest time of year for foreigners in Korea, I’d say. Everyone we know living here really misses being back home with their families Christmas time. You know, since we’ve moved to Korea, we didn’t have any Christmases back home? Basically, we just get together with other friends and try to host Christmas parties and feel less homesick.

The point of this isn’t for you to awwww over us. The point is: in Korea, Christmas is date night. It’s not really a family oriented night, with family dinners and firewood and Christmas carols and Christmas cookies and traditional, family stuff. It’s a night for couples to go out. Couples go out on dinners and skating and skiing and stuff like that. But, even though we’ve been here for five years, we just can’t bring ourselves to thinking of Christmas that way.

Couple Hair

We didn’t talk about this in the video, but we’ve seen some examples of couples with the same hair colour. No pics to prove it, though. At first we thought it was a fluke thing, but I also remember seeing it in one of those “We Got Married” episodes a long time ago. I think it was with Crown J and his SUPER DEMANDING UNREASONABLE wife, whose music I just can’t enjoy anymore without thinking of how cruel she was. Maybe she was acting, I’m not sure. Point is, couples can dye their hair the same colour as well, to go with the whole “let’s show the world we’re a couple!” kinda thing.

D-Days

We don’t know what the D stands for in D-Day. We asked Soo Zee, and she doesn’t know either. Due Day? I’m not sure, but it’s supposedly used to describe the day you started dating. That’s not why I’m talking about it here, though. I’m just more amazed at how people know the amount of days in which they started dating. That’s intense. We never counted the days in which we’ve done…anything. Now it’s just by years. Before it used to be months, but never days! That’s a whole other metric system. Is it just a Korea thing? Like, Americans use Miles and the rest of the world uses Kilometers, is it the same that Korea counts days of dating while the rest of the world counts months and years? Guise? I don’t know.

That’s it for this week. Let us know what you think. I’m not even sure how to start a discussion about this because we were just too silly to be taken seriously. OH! And if you didn’t know the “Whip Your D*ck Out” reference, it’s from the Lonely Island, just in case you were looking at us like we’re crazy. Side note, did anyone notice this lovely button here? OOH YOU SHOULD CLICK IT (if you aren’t subscribed to us)!

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  1. Well, okay so I’m pretty sure that the “D” in D-Day is just used as a way to signify the importance of whatever day something is supposed to happen. In case anybody was wondering, D-Day was a term used and coined by the military. I don’t remember which one exactly, but it was for some war, maybe World War 2?

  2. I’d think the “D” in D-Day would stand for dating day…… lol & that is a lot of effort for a relationship. I don’t even count years.

  3. You don’t need a calender. There are apps that do the counting and gives you alarm reminders. All you have to do is just input your first day! There’s a hell lot to celebrate hahaha like 22 day, first month, 100 days (+100 until you get to), 1000 days (and then you add in 1000s), anniversaries, birthdays, valentines, white day (the list goes on)

    P.S And “Kiss Day” is supposed to be slightly different from usual, like, erm kissing in places with big crowds (kind of like declaring to everyone)

  4. Actually! There are other couple apps that are used by English speakers as well! I don’t think they’re very popular, but my boyfriend and I are currently using one called “Avacado” that lets you set to-do lists, calendar events, send each other pictures, as well as function as a simple messaging tool. Mostly I use it to send him pictures because I use it on an iPod, and my phone cannot send pictures (First World Problems). There’s also another one called Couple, and at least one other one (can’t remember the name, oops). For Avacado, we put in birthdays and our anniversary, but you don’t put things like first kiss, first date, etc.
    I think it’s kind of silly, but it’s fun. :)
    Nice video too, I like your TL;DRs

  5. I think you guys being natural (as in, no pre-planning, not entirely scripted, no skits for the sake of skits) is when you’re at your best. It reminded me of the earlier days of Music Mondays. You guys were comical by being…you guys, lol. It’s refreshing.

  6. It always makes me a little sad when you guys mention being ugly and being fat in the same sentence, like it means the same thing.

  7. The little IKEA-monster

    Can you please make a video on plastic surgery in Korea? d–(☆▲☆)–b

  8. I knew i recognized the “Whip Your D*ck Out” thing xD
    My boyfriend and I use something like between, we use it because it has a password system ;D

  9. “SUPER DEMANDING UNREASONABLE wife” LOL

    Actually, she revealed that when they had an on-screen, her manager said the ratings went up. So she acted like a total b*tch for the sake of the show. I don’t think she’s really like that in real life though, coz I read that she still remain friends with Crown J. Although I must say, she has a bit of diva attitude.

  10. Historically the “D” in “D-DAY” is just “day” (according to my ap euro teacher)

    nice one…… -___-

  11. Applesauce 21

    Hi! I know someone mentioned it earlier, but in case anyone is interested I can explain about D-Day a little ^_^ Ok, so as Nina Johansson mentioned, D-Day comes from the Normandy Landings. D //probably// stands for “disembarkment” but, it was all a secretive thing so no one is actually sure. When I was in Year 8 I went on a school trip to france, and I visited the site of the landings, and so even today whenever says “D-day” I’m like “OH! ME SIR!! PICK ME!!” because I studied it for so long haha XD

    Also, random interesting fact – the beach where the canadian forces landed on D-Day was called Juno Beach. I know that in the movie that Ellen Page (as Juno) says that she was named after a Greek Goddess, but I always wondered if Diablo Cody (who’s debut script was Juno, which is f***ing awesome) had known this fact.

    • The first D in D-Day actually stands for “Day”. It’s part of a military numbering system used for counting down and up from an important event. The day before a D-Day is D-1, read “D minus 1″ the day after a D-Day is D+1. D-Day is saying it is the Day of the event, and is not limited to use in Normandy, though that is the most well known use. The US military still uses D-Day counting for large training events. There is an identical system used that reads H-Hour.

  12. Since there was talk about dramas… I’ve recently started watching k dramas (I cried so hard watching Boys over Flowers!) and I was wondering if anybody could recommend some… Thanks so much!!!

  13. Since my family isn’t Christian and we live in the NYC area, we celebrate Christmas by going to Dim Sum in Chinatown and then going for a movie double-feature!

  14. so i downloaded that between app. i want to try it, but i have to talk my boyfriend into trying it with me lol.

  15. oh my god i know what you mean about the 36 month babies. like is this a human or a cheese aging?????

  16. Suzanne Joh (조성희)

    I saw the couple thing in lotte world today literally EVERYWHERE from hats down to shoes. So not used to it.

  17. Oh gawd the months and couple stuff… I remember when I first started dating my boyfriend I was REALLY confused because he counted days, and he was much more romantic than me. I loved the attention but was really confused when he came to me one day with a teddy bear for our “100 Day Anniversary”. I felt really bad I hadn’t gotten him anything.

    It’s interesting how big couple culture is in Korea, where things are are created just for them. I feel like in America things aren’t really “made for couples”, you just do what you do and if you’re together and doing something than that’s that. I feel like Korea puts more of an emphasis on being a dating couple, then when you get married, I don’t know it kind of dies. While in America (or other Western countries, not sure) being married is more emphasized and catered to?

    I’m confusing myself. Haha. Anyways, great video!

  18. This is none related to the subject, but you guys MUST see this cover of B.A.P’s One Shot! It includes the Zelo’s fish off water dance! It’s WAY TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS! http://youtu.be/VeEQZpDWPvY. Please watch it! I will really likee to see your reaction to it! Btw, I love you guys so much! You’re so damn cute/funny/creepy hahaha! Greetings from Mexico!

  19. Thanks for making such a funny video. You didn’t mention the part about the guy always carrying the lady’s handbag. Does that happen after marriage too, or is it only when dating?

  20. LOLOLOL at the mention of Ant Couple
    They were actually my favorites
    When I watched it, I hated Seo In Young too and thought she was a major bitch, haha but I also ended up realling liking Crown J for dealing with her and his sweet tendecies. They turned out to be my favorite couples because I felt the were the most realiest. At that time, I had been friends (and still are) with a couple of girls who were just like that to their boyfriends, but I was so impressed by how Crown J handled it, fake or not.
    For a while though, i didn’t like Seo In Young either and just thought she was snobby and annoying and I couldn’t watch heros because of that, but then I listened to Anymore (Released last year) and because it turned out to be my favorite song from last year, I stopped hating her.

    Haha, sorry for going on about Ant Couple, but seriously, they were one of the best of the best season of WGM

  21. I kept getting the dating in Korea video instead of the couple culture one. I had to go to YouTube to find it. Weird maybe because I’m on my ipad?

  22. I know it might be a sore subject, but I see families visiting Buddhist temples a lot in Korean dramas. Can you do something on religion in Korea? How condensed is it? is it a homogeneous type of thing? Why don’t we ever see a church in Seoul? Do they not have one?

  23. I have a question for TL;DR. What is Korean view on different religions?

  24. or, a second topic idea (sorry for bombing you guise): you’ve covered mostly youth topics, but what about ajummas and ajusshis? what is the common age for retiring there, what do they do once they’ve retired (besides maybe taking care of the grandchildren), are there any clubs/reunions for the elderly, do they play bingo, or lottery? are they more of the laid back and enjoy the money they made so far by going to resorts or casinos or cruises? or are they more of the sad type who start gardening and continuously complain about their health? (in the dramas it’s either super rich mean old people or super poor, still working and gossiping a lot :P)

  25. And now my boyfriend and I are using the Between app, thank you! LOL even if you weren’t advertising it, it’s a really cute and sweet app~

  26. Getting a little serious in my question – Health care is a huge issue in the States which got me to thinking what the health care system is like in Korea? How does it relate to those who are Korean and foreigners? If someone would to be visiting or working in Korea, what would they need to know if they get sick, hurt, or need to set up regular doctor visits, eye doctor or dentist appointments? Thanks …

  27. I’m not entirely sure, but I think D-Day has something to do with World War II? I think it’s a military term or something like that xD

  28. BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!

  29. Speaking of couple apps in Korea, you guys should also check out Couple Vow. This is an app with a whole slew of “romantic”/creepy features.

    1) One-on-one texting (similar to Between)
    2) Countdowns and anniversaries (similar to Between)
    3) “Community”: You can make a couple journal and add photos and notes, kind of like a little scrapbook
    4) Route: Find the fastest path between you and your partner (creepy yet?)
    5) Call history: Look at all of the numbers that have recently called your partner (it gets better)
    6) SMS history: Read texts your partner has received if they receive a certain amount from the same person (keep it going!)
    7) Current location: Shows where your partner currently is on a map (not done yet)
    8) Location alarm: You can set up AS MANY ALARMS AS YOU WANT that will pop up on your phone whenever your partner reaches the location of your choice. Their house, your house, ex-girlfriend’s house…Junsu’s house?

    Think of the possiblities. Do you want to be Creepy McCreeperson? This is how you do it.

  30. Back when I went to school , D-Day was used as Dooms Day for the 13th of every month. Especialy if we had an exam on Friday 13th *lol* xD ( Come to think of it…When we had math exams, it was almost every time on Friday 13th ).

  31. I like to think that D-day means Dooms Day

  32. D-Day is a military term well known from WWII (D-Day/Normandy landings) that Americans use a lot now to talk about a really important or intimidating days (day of a test, an interview, a wedding). It can be sarcastic or lightly comical, etc. Apparently Korean speakers use it too, haven’t heard that yet here in Kangwondo…

  33. I remember hearing d-day in the drama flower boy ramen shop when the lead actress was talking about taking the teacher’s exam.

  34. I had always thought D-Day is The Day, except “The” is pronounced as such before vowels for emphasis, e.g. the exorcist.

  35. I had forgot to ask this in the video about stereotypes about foreigners, but since the comment was for S&M, I wanted to suggest how about you guys wear a couple item from time to time, so guys can stop assuming that Martina is a “russian saram” lol.

    Lol I don’t understand the “I’ll wear a couple ring, but not my wedding ring” mentality either.

  36. Had me laughing from the 8 second mark. (You forgot the screen shot? :P)

  37. I’ve never laughed soo much in your TL:DR’s every time you leaned back and made a funny face “Cracked up” like Humpty Dumpty :D Add in more hilarious jokes :P

  38. My reaction, they have Kevins number? Awesome! Keep pumping out the quality content guys and I cannot wait to see you in Australia in a few months!

    Team male nasties represent!

  39. Ok so the only thing I got from this is that you guys have Kevin’s number.

    …..you wanna go a head and pass that along to me?… <..>
    ;)

  40. Not so interesting fact, D-Day is a military term. When a mission is being planned, and they don’t want everyone to know when the mission is going down the mission start time is referred to as D-Day, H-Hour. This is why, in the U.S., June 6, 1944 is referred to as D-Day because it is the day the beaches of Normandy where stormed during WWII. The More You Know! *crappy 90′s NBC music playing*

  41. There are coco curry restaurants in Korea too.
    I think they are in five different places, and ones i know for sure are in 강남 and 명동!

  42. omg, the hair thing is so true. I saw that way too often in korea when I was there. Apparently, some couples do that in California as well. My friend’s friend said so. lol

  43. Soo Zee doesn’t have a boyfriend? Dude, that’s ridiculous. I would totally date Soo Zee.

  44. I totally knew about those silly holidays on the 14th. A friend of mine started to date someone when we were in Korea and they celebrated White Day (barely, they’d been dating for like a week) and then May 14th she made him an origami flower…

    But! What I really wanted to say was for our study abroad program, the Global Village at Yonsei-Wonju Campus, we filmed a very funny video comparing and contrasting Korean holidays with American holidays. ^^
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3155550573599&set=o.178753918905158&type=2&theater

    I thought the video was on youtube.. apparently not. Hope y’all can see it, if you so chose to. It’s hysterical. xD

  45. thisisjustforfunval

    U-Kiss, EYK’s personal saesangs, and since they aren’t ugly it’s okay XD

  46. Oh SooZee you’re not the only one. I’m a Korean and I’ve NEVER heard of Between until now. HA! No wonder!

  47. Martina’s hair is getting long! Since it’s usually tied up or behind your shoulders, I didn’t realize. ^^

  48. Akira Miyashi

    Can you guise talk about popular job options among students in Korea? You guise used to be teachers, so what did your students wanted to be when they graduate? Is there a specific job that students are pressured to do? Thanks guise~

    • Persephone Basilissa

      Also, do Korean girls assume — as Western girls did decades ago — that they’ll only work until they marry/have children? That any job they get after school is not a lifetime career, but a (hopefully) short phase? How do people view middle-aged single women who are still working; is it cool or inspiring that they are career women, or a pitiful waste that they don’t fit the traditional female roles?

  49. You guys are so cute with your couple shirts. :3 I especially like the ones with the stick figures and the strings going from one shirt to the other. Simon’s so brave! One of these days I’m going to make a youtube account just so I can comment on your videos.

    Also I think D-day originates from the military? Wikipedia says “D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.” I’ve always thought of it in a negative way, but I guess it can stand for any significant date.

  50. Hahaha I love the Between app :) it’s so helpful~!
    and actually, tomorrow is me and my boyfriend’s 400days ><

    I love wearing couple clothing too…but many people in Canada give me and my boyfriend many funny looks. We don't really care, but people aren't used to it here like in Korea..

  51. Cyber_3

    Man, I haven’t laughed at one of your videos like this in quite some time – awesome hilarity! How much of that was even scripted? It seemed mostly off the cuff (if cut occasionally)- hence more relaxed – hence more awesomeness!

    When my husband and I were newly wed, we were shopping for sweaters and the only one I could find that I liked that day was just like the one he bought. I bought it anyways (because I really needed a sweater!) but he made sure we never wore them at the same time unless we were alone – LOL! He’s very romantic all the time but too embarrassed to be cutesy in public. I think he would consider it okay in Korea though, since everyone is doing it. ^_^v

    BTW, I see that you are driving for more subscribers again, here’s a hint: “If you want more subscribers, start treating it like a business and not a hobby when it comes to your biggest subscriber attractor – KMM”. I think that less than 50% of KMMs were on time (even by international date line standards) so far this year and 25% of them never even happened at all. I would bet that 80% of your twitter followers are purely to find out WTF happened to KMM each week since there is no other indicator. Life happens but most of the “surprises” this year were completely predictable and/or could have been worked around. Slow Korean youtube upload? Oh, that’s never happened before…..9_9 Nasties will forgive you but people just looking for a fix to cure the Monday Blues will just end up going somewhere else more reliable. I mean this kindly because I feel like you guise are getting out of control with your schedule lately and don’t realize the detrimental effects it can have. It won’t happen right away, but it will happen. Film stuff further in advance or keep a couple of special eps in the can for emergencies. Only do some segments like K-indie every second week but let people know the schedule in advance, don’t let people sit there waiting with no explanation, not everyone is on twitter. Also, you have a crew, use them. There is no reason why Leigh can’t upload videos, or SooZee can’t do a random quick film for filler from time to time. Even stringing together a bunch of random short vine videos of Spudgy or Meemers could be awesome if you have nothing else. Nasties like that you are there at upload time but I’m pretty sure that they would rather have the upload on time and you later instead of nothing until the next day. You are your brand but you’re holding on to it waaaaaaaayyyyyyy too tight and it’s obviously grown too large for you to handle now that you are no longer living like hermits. Don’t live like hermits again but get serious about treating it like a job – a fun and awesome job, but something where meeting deadlines matters. Make a schedule that allows leeway for issues and extra work that crop up. Get used to more standard hours for your own health and your work. Did you know that 10am is the most productive hour of the day? Did you realize that if you started work at 10am, 10 hours later will still only be 8pm? 14 hours will only be midnight? You could also use Nasties as a resource – a frikkin’ FREE resource. Why not encourage people to submit skit ideas in the comments on the kpop charts? Why not ask for more specific feedback now that you can poll in the comments? Why not have an artwork contest? An EYK video mashup/edit contest? Website design contest? Why not have delegates sell your swag at cons that you can’t attend? You strike me as smart people, don’t let the fun make you forget that. Don’t got to Australia and Europe for 2-3 months and have no KMMs in that time. No matter the vlogs, no or little KMMs for that long will really hurt your subscriber potential.

    Sorry for the fewer comments lately, I end up wasting so much time waiting for the videos that I don’t have any time left to comment. Seriously.

    • Persephone Basilissa

      Wow, that’s a rant — but there might be some really helpful ideas in there….

      • Cyber_3

        Well……my internet tone isn’t so great sometimes :/ it was kindly meant. Just to be fair and back up what I said though, I challenge Simon and Martina to put out KMM before 5pm (Korean time) on Monday 3 weeks in a row. If they can, I will even create a youtube account and subscribe, just for them, and create a video apology of my shame. On top of that, if they do it and do not reach 500,000 subscribers one week later (after the 3 weeks in a row), I will personally make Martina a pretty dress (I have an etsy store) and sent it
        along with a case of Ranch dressing for Simon. I was right about Candy Crush, you know that I am right about this, here is your incentive….. ;)

  52. K since you giz have been talking about this for … Awhile…I thought hey, should see if Coco Curry is in Taiwan. Yup!! Guess where I am going today? Don’t let me down! oooo they have couple clothing here too.

  53. LOL 2:00 you guys just went crazy
    yea you don’t really see a lot of korean married people wear their rings lol, my parents don’t. but i think it’s bc they said they were too small now or something.
    the days thing is so true. that is just too much to worry about, ain’t nobody got time fo dat.
    also, i love when you guys have PDA on video, it’s so cute hahaha

    • My dad wears his ring. My mom does, but not all the time (and that’s usually because my parents’ wedding rings are yellow gold and she wants to wear silver jewelry, or something).

  54. So I know it’s not Halloween, but it is camping season and I was wondering if you have heard any good Korean ghost stories? Maybe Soo Zee and Leigh can help answer this one!

  55. Hi Simon and Martina! I was wondering if you could talk about plastic surgery in Korea and how it has affected the people there. Do teenagers and adults really do it regularly to improve their appearance, and how is it viewed in Korea compared with in the U.S.? Thanks! Eatyourkimchi fighting!

  56. Applesauce 21

    I ate coco curry yesterday martina!! If I could send it to you I would! It was so deliciouuuuuuuus <3

  57. PLEASE TALK ABOUT KOREAN CONFORMITY!!!! Sometimes, I look at korean people on tv and I’m like: “Wow, they look all the same..” And it’s not even the ‘Oh, you’re white and you can’t tell Chinese between Japanese between Koreans.” Well, I am korean, and I have been to korea many times, and most, if not all (a horrifying majority) of korean people dress the same. I was also frustrated as a tourist that no matter where I went the shops all sold the same clothes. I also know that confomity also applies to some social values as well. I’m in a family that is extremely attuned to Korean family values, but living in America, this just confuses me. Why does everybody want to be the same??!!!

    • This would be an interesting topic. Like, I was just thinking the other day…. I can’t tell one kpop girl band from another anymore. I mean, it’s kinda the same for the boy bands too but it seems like it affects girls more.

  58. I’ve always been sad that my birthday is on Black Day… how depressing is that? >.<

  59. I was born and raised in NZ (I’m Korean), never dated in my life (I’m still 16 haha) and even I knew about these D-Days so I’m surprised that your friends didn’t really know about them!
    You guys also missed out November 11 (i.e. 11th day of the 11th month) which is Pepero Day and also 22 Day (22 days since you’ve dated “2gether” get it?) and 50th Day and lotsa other onesss hehe
    It’s unbelievable the lengths that some Koreans couples go to celebrate their 100th day…it’s Crazy!

  60. Question: Is there a particular phone etiquette in Korea? I notice in a lot in Korean dramas, talk shows and from some of my Korean friends that when they end the call they never say “bye” or anything in Korean…they just finish their last sentence and hang up?? Is it just a common assumption between the two parties that the call is ending? I’m not sure why but I always find it a little awkward to call my Korean friend…is there some sort of phone culture difference? (lol if there is such a thing!)

    • yeah, I’ve noticed too that if they get a call they always answer it, even if they’re in an important meeting. I’m curious about this one too. ^^

      • Actually that’s true…they never miss a call. I missed a call from one of my Korean friends once and they got a bit offended =.= (not a lot, they just thought it was rude that I didn’t pick up even though I was at work…)

    • hahah yes I’ve had Korean friends hang up on me when I hadn’t finished saying everything I wanted. I’ve had Korean friends laugh at the way my phone conversations wind down as well (if I’m on the phone while they are next to me) like the whole “Okay, yeah… I’ll talk to you later….yep, we’ll do that, okay…. yup, Alright then, Okay, see you, Bye”. Definitely some differences there.

    • Good question, I noticed that too. What about taking out the batteries instead of just switching the phone off?

  61. xuan6793

    I don’t know if you ever watched it, but there’s also 22 day anniversary celebrated by WGM goguma couple, I didn’t really get it, but it was there, there is also Peppero day, though it sounds awfully commercial.

  62. Hehe I’ve been into the Korean culture quite a bit before I met my Korean American boyfriend. When our hundredth day came up, I sent him a cute message and whatnot [since we used to be in a long distance relationship]. He thought it was cute, but after further discussion, I learned that he had noooo idea that Koreans celebrated their hundredth dating day. x3 He’s always shocked to learn something from me about the Korean culture that even he doesn’t know about. It’s kinda fun. ;D And some of my knowledge comes from you two, so thank ya for that! ^-^

  63. Interesting though. Once Koreans enter companies, secret dating is suddenly the norm :)

  64. Haha my birthday’s on a 14th :P White Day to be more specific :D

  65. KATHyphenTUN

    My boyfriend and I don’t even remember when we started dating. Everybody asks us and we usually look at each other going ‘ummm…’ :P We just kind of agreed on a month to tell people when we started dating…. We are a sad “couple”. We need to go to Korea and get dressed from head to toe in couple clothing!!

    • Persephone Basilissa

      Ah, well; sometimes it’s like that. However, with my last boyfriend, I did note the day we got together. We’ve now been married over 20 years, and I still say, “Hey, it’s our dating anniversary. Cool! Hey, sweetie, can you believe you’ve put up with me for this long?”

  66. KATHyphenTUN

    LOL martina so nonchalant …. ya I just texted Kevin up…..

  67. It was nice to see a silly TL;DR after that super serious series (ok, pets were not so serious but not as funny as this one).
    This day counting thing has always been weird to me… When I see Kpop fans or even idols tweeting or posting facebook messages like “it’s the 1000th day since our debut!”, “it’s been 200 days since we’ve released ___ album!”, I always think to myself “who the heck is counting this?!”. I should have guessed it was an app -_-

    MARTINA!!! I loved the dress (or top) you’re wearing in this video! I mean, I loved the part I could see and now I want to see the entire thing, please wear it for one of your WANKs or something… You know you want to.

  68. Nina Harris

    My birthday is November 14. Any holiday for that?

  69. I still find it funny that Korea disproves of PDA but couples clothes and such are so huge there! No hugging, holding hands, or kissing, but flaunt it in the single people’s faces with your clothes instead XDD

  70. My birthday is Silver Day hahaha

  71. kawaii_candie

    counting the days must be a korea-only thing… even here in Japan, people just count the months… in fact, did you know that when you go take purikura (photo-booth stickers) there are often “couple options” and you can enter the amount of months/years that you’ve been dating and then it makes stickers with the number like “dating for 8 months! yay!” and there are other special couple stickers…

    but there’s not really any couple culture here… other than Valentine’s Day/White Day/Christmas, which is pretty much the same as Korea. I guess Japanese people are boring. lol.

    PS: I shall be on the hunt for Coco Curry packs for you! though tbh i’ve never seen them actually been sold anywhere… how about just normal japanese curry?? :p

  72. All I could think about by the end of the video is “YOU GUYS TEXT KEVIN?!?!” It’s definitely seemed like you guys are close to him, but I never thought you’d be close enough that he’d give you his number. :) THAT’S AWESOME!

  73. The UK uses miles too. Just sayin’.

  74. I think matching ear cuffs are nice (not the really big ones but the simple ones)

  75. kpopfan123

    “Why another messaging app? I’m not sure. There’s a novelty to the concept, though, even though it’s a severely restricted messaging system. God why am I giving an app review? Point is: this is big in couple culture in Korea, so…there!”

    this app looks pretty useless to me …

    “The point is: in Korea, Christmas is date night. It’s not really a family oriented night, with family dinners and firewood and Christmas carols and Christmas cookies and traditional, family stuff. It’s a night for couples to go out. Couples go out on dinners and skating and skiing and stuff like that. But, even though we’ve been here for five years, we just can’t bring ourselves to thinking of Christmas that way.”

    I couldn’t think that way either… you guise did another video on Christmas right?

    “We don’t know what the D stands for in D-Day. We asked Soo Zee, and she doesn’t know either. Due Day? I’m not sure, but it’s supposedly used to describe the day you started dating. That’s not why I’m talking about it here, though. I’m just more amazed at how people know the amount of days in which they started dating.That’s intense. We never counted the days in which we’ve done…anything. Now it’s just by years. Before it used to be months, but never days! That’s a whole other metric system. Is it just a Korea thing?”

    I know Korean artists also refer to “D-Day”(D-1/2 etc.) to let that their album/single is coming out …also I know they count the days from their debut…. “Happy 300 days /1000 days/ 1800 days” but I think that’s mostly to help fans remember how much time is left until their next debut anniversary… it helps artists stay in touch with their fans…persoanlly I think ..it would open up the music artist-fan relationship a bit… but… if the artist doesn’t do more than that-like leave comments from time to time for fans to answer or give their opinion on… or let them know what’s going on- it doesn’t do much…

    “And if you didn’t know the “Whip Your D*ck Out” reference, it’s from the Lonely Island,”

    DON’T CLICK THE LINK > . < I haven't heard a bigger abomination in my entire life .Excuse me while I go and wash my ears until they bleed …*cringe* Simon… I can't believe you could listen to something like that? おとうさん… ;_;

  76. hey guise! what about a TL;DR about the military service in South Korea. I know it’s mandatory, so how do most of the young men cope with it? I’ve heard it’s a pretty depressive time for them…. But boy am I happy to see how kpop stars look when they’re done with it (I am drooling every time I watch Kim Hyun Joong’s Unbreakable and he rips off his top).

    • Persephone Basilissa

      Plus the general Korean reaction to the dissolution of the celebrity soldier program. I notice that western commentary has run overwhelmingly toward the opinion that treating everyone the same is the only right thing to do, and that primary/ultimate blame lies with the military for creating the program, then managing it poorly. Does the Korean public feel the same way, or do they generally like the idea of a celebrity soldier program and blame the misbehaving individual soldiers more?

  77. Jolene 졸린 McConnell

    You know, I really miss the WANKing challenges…

  78. The D of D-days is for day. Like you would say in french ” le jour j ” . It is usually use in a countdown (usually by militaries) such as zero hour … It should indicate a specific time
    Hope it help.

    • And here I thought it’s an abbreviation for Doomsday… Maybe my mind just made it up so that I can remember the meaning easily when writing history tests. ^^

  79. Hahaha, Martina your voice impressions of Soozee are spot on!

  80. Simon and Martina, even though this questions is totally irrelevant to your video, I still wanna ask, maybe you could answer it on some of your upcoming videos. So you probably have heard by now that the Fair Trade Commission has issued a sanction against SM for interfering with JYJ and SM has claim not to. All kpop fans who are not bias towards SM knows that SM is behind force of the TV stations actions. I would like to know what your thoughts are on the topic as well as your friends.

    • Persephone Basilissa

      Also, is the perspective of k-fans on this issue similar to that of i-fans? Or does the differing value placed on individuality lead to an apparent difference of opinion between fans in the East and those in the West? How about Korean fans relative to those in the rest of Asia?

  81. Couple outfits are really not popular here in LA (I think), but back when my parents were dating they’d always try to match. However, my grandma used to think it was silly and weird when she one day saw them matching all the way to their sandals XD. But our family also likes to match using the same colors LOL “hello, clones” So when we go out we’ll all wear blue themed clothes or blue and white, etc.! ^^

    • Persephone Basilissa

      My husband and eldest son like the same beige/khaki shorts and blue-gray or olive green tees, while my youngest son and I like black trousers and black or bright red tees. So we often have accidental couple looks — but one parent with one son, and the other parent with the other son!

    • This happened to me a few times when I go on a family outing. The first instance was that we all wore denim/chambray shirts and the other time going to a movie my sisters, a friend and I wore plaid shirts. All done coincidentally.

  82. So many coupley things in Korea. That Between app is what confirmed that Hyoyeon was actually in a relationship lol So funny that you guys talk about it in this video.
    I like the couple t-shirt thing, but I can’t convince my boyfriend to do this. He’s against dressing alike in any form lol

  83. Couple underwear for real does exist though! Not joking!! ^^;

  84. unicornsgalaxy

    Awesome! Kiss Day = My Birthday! LOL

  85. I love how Korea gives you all these days to remind you that your single and forever alone :P

  86. How should you prepare for back packing in Korea? What immunizations would you need to get and what bugs/animals would you have to worry about?

  87. I live in America and D-Day typically means Dooms Day.. Huh.. That’s not exactly a happy term..

  88. I was drinking orange juice when I was watching this, and……I really shouldn’t have

  89. aaaaa so there’s an app for d-day! no wonder kpop fans know when they’re fav group celebrating 1000 days!

  90. Jennifer Manami Hernandez

    Hearing about the couple outfit thing just shows how different things are there than here in the states. My boyfriend and I have slipped and worn the exact same outfits before right down to the shoes. We got teased all day! Yet there it’s totally normal. xD

  91. I would love love love to know what is behind the creepy door in your studio, it makes me so curious every time you mention it.

  92. LongClawTiger

    Aww, I loved this segment. Such a fun topic and you guys are the perfect couple to talk about it. One question I have though, what if someone in the couple makes a mistake and wears the wrong thing on a couple outfit day? Like wears the wrong color socks, but everything else is ok. Is that considered just a slip up? Or is that some kind of crime against the relationship that demands penance? How seriously do some couples take the whole matching thing?

  93. love this video.. so fun. you guise..

  94. I had a heart attack when I realized that Martina has Kevins number xD

  95. “I send a text to Kevin”
    … and I’m sitting here, alone, somewhere in the Europe, listening about couple culture in Korea…
    It’s also late at night…
    Thank you for making my life even more miserable xD

  96. Guise which song is that which Martina sang-”I lost my pants,and now can find my phone” LOL … I mean the tune is stuck in my head but i can’t remember which n whose song it is.

  97. We have Coco Curry in Hawaii… it’s like a 5 minute walk from my house lol.

  98. Maybe D-Day stands for date day?

    This was really informative! I always see this in Korean dramas and I didn’t think this actually existed. XD

  99. Awwww! I want a boyfriend in Korea just so I can celebrate those days. Korean couples are so cute, whereas here in America they can be quite obnoxious some times.

  100. In Hawaii we call it Curry House. One of our locations is next to Kuru Kuru Sushi. If you come to Oahu we’ll take you to both. Love you guys.

  101. Marie-Philippe Garon

    My husband is korean and when we started our serious dating he bought us matching back packs :3

  102. D-day means dooms day, but now it just means the “target date” or when something is supposed to happen. And I am soooo going to make every 21 a day to celebrate the love of my hubby=my love for COOKIES!!! (We just got married this year, on February 21, but we have been together for 6 years….so we are still NEWLY WEDS!!!! ;)

  103. Jordan John Nicholls

    lonely island will never sound the same now that I know Spudgy sings their lyrics.

  104. Couple clothes? OMG, I remember watching an episode of Hello Counselor with crazy husband who insisted on wearing couple EVERYTHING all the time. Totally ridiculous! It starts at 21:52: http://kshowonline.com/kshow/1090-%5Bengsub%5D-hello-counselor-ep.105

    Anywayyy, really funny TL;DR! <3

    • Oh man, I watched that with Hongki ( when they had the guys obsessed with going to the club every day ), and died laughing when he did his dance.

  105. i dunno if this will get to ya simon and martina but i saw recetly repply 1997 and they explain what d-day means xD it seems has to be related to the world war II when the allies force break through the german forces, and it was a very well planned strategy that had to be done with no flaws xD so the yoonjae in reply 1997 said xD

  106. Can anybody tell about Crown J’s wife on WGM? I haven’t watched it, but I’m curious now ><

  107. thisisjustforfunval

    You guys had my busting up laughing at my desk and my co-worker is just staring at me like I’m nuts. Love it! Especially your Spudgy song.

  108. Soozee is single??? that actually surprised me since she is super pretty and gorgoeus.. soon you will be able to us Between.

  109. I’ve tried Coco curry in myungdong I thought it tastes soso and a little pricey :|
    I still prefer Gogo curry in Japan lol

  110. This was hilarious!

  111. Dana

    awesome video as always :) one thing though, guys, please stop calling your “old” selves FAT all the time! you weren’t fat at all! you guys looked great before, and you look great now. just think of all us fatter nasties out there – seeing you call what were essentially pretty slim bodies ‘fat’ sucks! thx :) xx

    • That’s totally fair to say. Thank you for bringing it up. We just keep on trying to tell ourselves that we were fat before so that we keep ourselves motivated from slipping back into bad habits, like we did so easily back then. But, you’re right, and I’m sorry I didn’t think of the implications before.

  112. I guess Koreans celebrate these days like how Japanese do.
    I don’t know about Korea but as much as I know in Japan, during Valentine’s Day, girls give guys that they really really like handmade chocolates and those that are like ‘we’re just friends’ they give them chocolates that you can buy from anywhere.
    During White Day, guys can return them something that’s equal to the value of the chocolates they received to represent ‘I really like you too’. I’ve heard some guys give sweets, from marshmallows to hard candy, the harder the candy is (no, nothing rated here), the more he likes you.

    For Christmas, most Japanese celebrates it like Valentine’s Day.
    ‘No boyfriend/girlfriend, no party’ I remember reading an article, they were asked the reason why they don’t celebrate Christmas, and 80% of them say because they doesn’t have a partner to celebrate with. Poor daddys, mommys and friends.

  113. I am going to japan and I will deffinatly have to check out coco curry!!

  114. i accidentlly wear couple cloathing with my crush alot like alot and we sit next to each other and its awkward. We would wear the exact same color and style of shirt and pants and ppl are like are you wearing the same outfit? LOL

  115. Oh man, you two never fail to cheer me up. Even after a horrid no-sleep-cause-of-ant-infestation kind of night…this made ole grumpy pants over here burst out laughing….”everyone in the house’s a nudist!” XD

  116. i think its sweet that couple remember dates in korea and wear couple clothing while here people around me date for a few weeks then broke up my friend dated like 7 guys in a year thats really insane!

  117. so single and lonly Whaaaaa!

  118. my fiance and I work really hard to not wear similar things when we go out together because there have been too many instances where we would show up wearing similar colours/ designs and such. Thankfully we now live together so when it’s basically first dibs on whoever puts clothes on first. The other has to go back to the closet and put on something else. Our Korean friend has banned us from ever buying couple t-shirts. lol.

  119. hahaha this was hilarious xD you guys were being super sillly :3 I find the couple stuff cute but I think the shirts are enough lol

  120. Reading about the D-Day part, I imagine those over-obsessive girlfriend jokes that celebrate every first couple thing

  121. Great, now I’m on Youtube watching all of the Lonely Island videos. haha

  122. Yesss, apparently there’s a coco curry place in Los Angeles! I’m so going! TY EYK!

    • OKAY: I recommend cheese curry + block beef + 200g rice and we do 10 spice but that’s only for insane spice lovers. Or do what we do, we order cheese curry, take it home, and add our own toppings. HAHAHA!!

      • Sweeeettt! I’m a spicy lover too.

        I’m checking the US menu, so much goodies (and weird stuff) – I’ll do what you suggest, and let my husband get omelet/clam/pizza curry crazyness.

        • Magicimpact

          America has a mix of stuff from other countries, in Queens they sell Bubble Tea. My friend was supposed to bring some but someone already drank hers….

  123. PunkyPrincess92

    ahaha aaww you guys are adorable in your matching stuff!!
    aw man Martina you shoulda wore the matching outfit!!

  124. Woah.. so there’s an app for that. And here I was wondering if Sean literally counted the days and made some sort of list or so.. as he said in a show last year that he was for xyz days a couple with his wife.. xD

  125. simonandmartina, can you do an interview-like TL;DR? Like generally, what have been your favorite songs in kpop/what are the worst songs you’ve ever heard since you’vee moved to korea, blah blah blah. And also can you talk about how you really got in to kpop, and what made you start things like kpop music mondays?

  126. I once saw a couple wearing couple swimsuits. I totally loved it.
    By the way, they have lots of those Coco Curry restaurants in Hawaii. Meaning you should totally come to Hawaii. Just a suggestion. But seriously, they have soooo much good multi-cultural food here (including ramen!).

  127. D Day sounds like Date Day by the description in your blog and video, but to me D-Day reminds me off WW2, when the allied forces went to beat Germany out of France. (Blame it on history lessons years ago). So, this is quite an interesting name choice.

    And yes, celebrating big holidays in a foreign country can be quite depressing, especially if your holiday is one you celebrate within you tiny region of the world, and no one else has a clue of what it is. That’s what happened to me while I was studying in China and realised I was staying there over Midsummer. Midsummer where I live is HUGE, as it is the longest day of sun all year, like the sun only is down for max 2-3 h, and further north it doesn’t go down at all. We pretty much celebrate it with food, tons of alcohol and dancing around the maypole which looks like… ehm… maybe I should skip describing it in case kids are reading.

    Anyway, to make myself, a very lonesome Swede at that time, less lonesome I bought plastic flowers, tied them together like a crown and wore it around campus for very curious people to see. Then, irritatingly enough IKEA, why you so nasty, had no herrings left, which is a big part of the meal, which left me to just make a fool of myself that day.

    Haven’t tried a lonesome Christmas yet, and that will also be very lonesome as while most countries have their BIG celebration on december 25th, Sweden celebrates Eve’s more commonly (like Easter, Midsummer, All Hallows’), so that will most likely make me extra depressed if I have to stay abroad over Christmas… *cries*

  128. I have a feeling you’re going to get tons of coco curry like the next few months. I’ve never had this crackilicious coco curry but I’m sure it’s super good. Man I want some curry now..and damn is Korea obsessed with couple stuff! It would not be easy at all to be single in Korea, especially if you’re away from family and friends. Anywhoo, this video was the bees knees, thanks. :) :) <3

  129. You guys seem ridiculously, wonderfully happy in this video. Kinda makes my little heart fluttery.

  130. Oh my goodness, I am so glad I’m not the only one who finds baby-age-measurement ridiculous. If your baby’s a year old, say so! Argh.

  131. HAHAHA so true about the months thing, when mothers say their baby is 36 months? I freaking hate that. Im not doing math to figure out your baby’s age. Next time someone say that to me, Im telling them that instead of 17, im 205 months old. Ill see how they like that! (Sorry, this is just a huge pet peeve!)

    • Once the kid turns 18 months old or 2 years old, there’s no need to continue using months. 36 months is a tad overzealous I guess. The reason parents use months is because that a child is supposed to achieve certain developmental milestones (sitting, walking, talking, and so on) as they grow in that 18-24 month period.

      • Ehh, I think that over 1 year is the time to stop using months. Like saying 1 and a half is more appropriate. I wouldnt say 17 and two months old for my age now. Plus, most people, unless your a parent, dont sit and think “oh that child is 18 months? They must be a month away from sitting, two months away from talking, and four months away from walking!” ( or at least, I dont….) lol.

        • TBH, I if I had a kid that reached 1 1/2 year old, I would stop using months, too. I find it less complicated. I didn’t know about the using months until nursing school, so I don’t really mind when parents stating their kid(s) is 18 months old or whatever.

        • Morgan Humphrey

          Very true! 18 months isnt too hard to figure out. Its when they say random months like 21 months old, that I get annoyed, and I am like “to heck with figuring that out, they are almost two.” Haha. Ive had someone tell me their kid was 38 months old. No joke. I think thats where this pet peeve all started…XD

        • I know right and it becomes a math problem that I don’t want.

    • As the mother of a smallish child I understand it a little better now. Babies change so much in the first few years that there is actually a pretty big difference between a kid that’s 12 months old and on one that’s 18 months. I’m too lazy to count though I so I go with “nearly 2″.

    • Cyber_3

      If you are a new mom, about 90%-100% of your daily conversation is spent talking to other new moms and doctors about your baby. Babies do change a whole heck of a lot in a short time so it gives people a better frame of reference of where your child is developmentally. For example, 6 months = can sit up, 12 months = crawling, 18 months = walking, etc., also, baby clothes are sized by the age in months too. Moms know that it doesn’t matter to people outside this sphere but it’s a hard habit to break and let’s face it, it’s a short habit, so why bother when you’re already exhausted with more important things. I ended up using theses measures for my son when he was small just because he was way above average size (11.5 lbs at birth) and people kept thinking he was slow for his age based on his size whereas he is really bright for his age (and that’s not just because I am his Mom….. well maybe a little ;) ) After 3 years old, I used the “and a half” marks but after 6 years old, I don’t remember to do it any more. Go ahead and be judge-y, new moms don’t have time for your poor attitudes :P.

      • ….. Lol I don’t have a poor attitude, I was just expressing my opinion. I wasn’t saying that you cant use months, I was just saying that its pretty annoying when it gets over 18 months. That’s just going a little overboard. (just MY thoughts, its not a big deal, lol.)

      • The thing is, no one else cares except for your little maternity group. Everyone else finds you simply annoying and time consuming. You are just upset because you are one of those annoying people. Once you have more kids you will realize that there is no need to be so ridiculous over about two years old. I mean 90% of your time is talking about your kids? I am worried for your children and their overprotective mother. I love my children too, but I am not talking about them 100% of the time. You must be the worst to talk to.

        • Cyber_3

          Whoa! There was no need to get insulting, you don’t even know me. When you have no family geographically close to you to help out, and no friends in a new town, for about the first 3-4 years, your kid(s) takes up all of your time and therefore, it’s mostly what you talk about because that’s your main focus and that’s how you get tips and advice. Unless you put them in daycare, which I didn’t do at great cost to myself, since we wanted the privilege of raising our child ourselves. It’s got nothing to do with being over-protective, my child is very independent and lives in a safe town where he can do more than most by himself. I would probably talk less about my kids come the next child now that I feel more confident in my experience, but I don’t know if that situation will ever come up for me. Everyone is different, you should learn to be more tolerant.

        • AnneToTheEmm

          I’m not trying to be mean, but you shouldn’t have added the “Go ahead and be judge-y, new moms don’t have time for your poor attitudes” and a “tongue in cheek”.

        • Morgan Humphrey

          Thanks! I agree. lol. I wasnt trying to by judge-y or sound rude, I was just trying to express my opinion. I didnt think anyone would get that aggravated.

        • AnneToTheEmm

          To be honest, I thought I was the only one who is annoyed by the “12 months, 18 months” thingy. But I guess she kinda have a point on why moms use months instead of years.

    • lol, that really annoys me too but i also realized i don’t like babies so if i saw one, i probably wouldn’t ask how old it was.
      i’m just like, “That’s a very nice baby. Good job there.”

      • Haha same! I think thats why I dont like the months thing either, because I dont really like children, so I dont care to calculate some baby’s age. XD

  132. Hmmm I might have to check out that CoCo Curry place. =)

  133. Best EYK vid as of now! Oh and D-Day was a real day in WW2.

  134. I should find myself a boyfriend just to celebrate cookie day haha

  135. Ahhh, matching outfits is way too much for me. What do they do when they split up?

    • i think they’ll throw away the clothes lol thats probably not true and if they did then get back together again that’ll be awkward

  136. You guys need to bring your nastiness to Toronto!!!! yay for black day!!!

  137. Ray

    Awwww ! Don’t worry Soo Zee your a gorgoeus korean you will find someone that will love you sooooo much :D Guys! no teasing Soo Zee with couple things! ^^

  138. you know, there is also a “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”!! on September 19th

    • for real???? lol

    • ON MY BIRTHDAY! ITS A HOLIDAY I TOLD YOU NOONE!

    • KATHyphenTUN

      There is also international talk like Batman day :P April 4th.

    • Cyber_3

      More importantly – Free Comic Day – May 4rth! ;)

      • Starsania

        May the 4th be with you.. May fourth is always Star Wars day to me. =D

      • What the?!? How? Where? I spend so much money on comics. I could definitely use some free ones!

        • Cyber_3

          Been going on for at least 10-15 years now. http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/984

          I don’t know where you shop, but The Silver Snail and Paradise Comics usually had something to give away and the shop I go to in TO (The Beguiling) usually had a selection of around 7 titles you could choose from for free. I have seen online stores include them with your order if it’s close to the day. If you haven’t been to the upstairs of The Beguiling for english manga/manwah volumes Martina, then you should check it out – they actually stock whole series and lots of them – it’s the best store in Ontario (maybe Canada) that I know of. They are also known for their great independent, pr0n, anime, and children’s comics’ sections too (as well as the usual Marvel/DC stuff). I’ve seen celebs in there from time to time, they know where to go for their fix ;) When I switched from The ‘Snail for my pre-orders back in the day, they gave me a 10% discount FOR LIFE – mwahahahahaha!

  139. I still want to know about celebritites dating in korea~!

  140. Which level did you eat at COCO? :D
    I can’t get pass a #5

  141. I think this might be my favorite video yet. I have not laughed through a whole video in a long time :)

  142. Love you guys!

  143. Lauren Semple Stroman

    HA. the day i get my husband to match me, shirt, pants, and hair color, is the day i know he’s been possessed by an alien from a different dimension. love it, though!

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