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May 10, 2014

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Just when it seems like our schedules can’t get any busier, they get busier! It’s a good busy, though, because we’re going to three awesome places. Let’s tell you more about them:

Beijing, China: StoryDrive Asia

Super exciting! This is going to be our first time in China! We don’t know what to expect! We were really surprised to be asked to come, because YouTube’s blocked in China, isn’t it? How do people watch us? I know once that one of our Kpop Music Mondays got reuploaded onto a Chinese video site and got over a million views and we said HELL WE DON’T GET THOSE KINDA VIEWS ON YOUTUBE! Ahem. That’s not the point.

Point is, we’re going to take part in StoryDrive Asia, and we’re giving a presentation about our Eatyourkimchi story, and also how we use storytelling. It’s interesting, because it’s not something we thought of in specifically those words, but we basically are storytelling most of the time. We tell you what we’re doing, what we’re eating, what we’ve experienced, how a song makes us react, etc. A big part of our presentation is on how you, yes you, are part of that story. It’s not a story we’re really telling you, as much as a conversation we’re having with you. We tell you our experiences, but you also guide our experiences in many ways. We’ll be talking about you, there, in Beijing.

We’re super excited, because you know how we feel about Chinese food in Korea. It’s not Chinese food! Or is it? We don’t know! So we’ll go to China and eat Chinese food and settle it once and for all! Any recommendations? What would you suggest we do in Beijing? Any Beijing Nasties here? We’d love to see you while we’re there!

California, USA: LiNK Summit

Afterwards, we’re heading back to Korea for a couple of weeks, helping out with the construction of our coffee shop, and then heading over to California for the Liberty in North Korea Summit! Side note, that’s one sexy website there. Damn I wish our site looked that nice!

Anyhow, as some of you might remember from Christmas time, we participated in the Project for Awesome campaign, and did our best to raise awareness for what’s happening in Korea. You guise helped share the video everywhere, and – because of your awesomeness – Liberty in North Korea was chosen as one of the recipients of $50,000. HELLS YEAH!

So, now we’re coming to the Liberty in North Korea summit and we’re going to be doing a presentation of sorts, and we’re ultra nervous. This is a serious thing, you know. We’re listed as special guests, but we’re no more special than anyone else going there. We’re just gonna be giving a talk about social media and how people can try to use it to help with their campaigns. We’re just gonna be honoured to be part of something so important, and we’re really looking forward to seeing you there!

Right after the summit is gonna be our SEVEN YEAR MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY! SEVEN YEARS! Holy snapbuckets! We’re gonna take a couple of days off and try to find a nice B&B by the beach, hopefully.

Afterwards, we’re gonna be hanging out in California for another couple of weeks or so. I think we might be doing something at VidCon. We’re not sure. We got confirmation of our trip to LA too late to be able to book a Community Day at VidCon, sadly. But there’s interest for us to do a panel at VidCon, so hopefully that’ll work out!

Otherwise, I think we’re just gonna go to KoreaTown and see what the food’s like there. If you can’t tell, then only thing we care about for trips is eating food. FOOD! We don’t know what else to do while in Cali. Any suggestions?

Sweden: NärCon

We’ll be back in Korea for July, and we’ll be putting the final touches on our Coffee Shop and hopefully opening up then! That’s the plan for now, at least. Once we’ve figured that all out and started serving you guise some awesome desserts, we’ll head over to Sweden for NärCon from July 24th to the 27th. WOOHOO! We love Sweden! When we went last year for our European Tour, we couldn’t get enough of it. Damn Sweden was gorgeous!

Anyhow, we’re really excited about NärCon, which is an East Asian Pop Culture/Anime/Cosplay Convention! EEEP! It’s gonna be so much fun! We’re gonna be partaking in a few events while we’re there. YAY! And we’re starting to plan our cosplay outfits now. Martina’s cosplayed before, but I haven’t. We’re trying to think of a good couple costume. Any suggestions? Martina will be the Prince and I’ll be a big Katamari ball. Yay!

So that’s it! We’ll be posting videos of our travels as well, so make sure you click on this pretty button below so you don’t miss out on any of our adventurous fun :D

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  1. Oh my gosh, I’m trying to think of places where you can eat in Southern California but I’m having such a brain fart :(

    -If you’re in Long Beach, there are lots of Cambodian restaurants to try. And you can also visit the off-leash dog beach called Rosie’s Dog Beach.
    -If you want to eat some good Italian food right next to the beach, try out C&O Trattoria in Marina del Rey. And right next door, you can check out the Venice canals (which was made to recreate the canals of Venice, Italy).
    -If you’re in Garden Grove, there are lots of good Vietnamese restaurants to try. (A lot of people eat at Brodard.)
    -If you’re in Downey, try Porto’s Bakery (they also have a location in Glendale and Burbank).
    -If you feel like eating Indian food, you can head on over to Little India in Artesia. It is one street lined with Indian shops, markets, and good restaurants. But if you’re not in the area, there are also other good Indian restaurants located in Culver City and Los Angeles.
    -If you feel like eating Ethiopian food, there are lots of restaurants in Los Angeles and Inglewood.
    -If you’re in East Hollywood, you can visit Thai Town and eat at all the Thai restaurants.You can also visit the Griffith Observatory. In the evening, sometimes people bring telescopes, point them at the moon or distant planets, and allow visitors to look into them.
    -If you feel like eating dim sum or hot pot or drinking boba/tea, head on over to San Gabriel Valley, where there are lots of Chinese and Taiwanese places. There’s also the Huntington Library, which has several small museums and an expansive area devoted to different gardens and plants.
    -There’s also Little Tokyo and, as you know, Koreatown <3 in Los Angeles.
    -And there are so many other ethnic cuisines here- Mexican, Persian, Filipino, etc.

    3 years ago
  2. OMG you’re coming here to Cali! I go to K-Town with my friends a lot from time to time and we eat at Boiling Crab. It’s packed usually but the wait is so worth it. For all you can eat BBQ there are A LOT of places to eat in K-Town but a popular good one I recommend is Hae Jang Chon. And you have to go to Boba Time (also in K-Town) for dessert, probably THE best place for bubble tea and shaved ice. I would also recommend going to Little Tokyo and eating at Daikokuya (long wait also but so worth it) since they have the best, amazing Ramen there and I know Simon likes Ramen. Little Tokyo is also in LA a few minutes away from K-Town :D

    3 years ago
    • I second on how amazing Boba Time is. It’s a must-stop whenever I’m in SoCal ^-^

      3 years ago
  3. You’re seriously coming to NärCon?! In MY city?! The convention I go to every summer?! Wow. This is amazing! :D

    3 years ago
  4. Yay I’ll be studying in Beijing then!!!

    there’s delicious stuff of all kinds in Beijing, but I recommend going for the roast duck at least once, it’s one of the things Beijing is famous for. and Martina, if you want to do some shopping, then 西单 is a good place to go. C:

    3 years ago
  5. Why you no come to Minnesota? JK, I completely understand why. But I’m still sad cuz I can’t travel very far. I’m flippin-ass BROKE. :(

    3 years ago
  6. I’m going to NärCon and I’m so happy to get to meet you guys again! It’s really the best convention ever and everyone is really nice and there are always so many nasties! ^_^ Btw “ö” is pronounced more like “uh” and “ä” sounds like “eh” :3

    3 years ago
  7. Yay! How exciting for you two!

    I’ve been wondering- and maybe you guys have done a post or something about this already- but did you ever imagine your careers would take this turn in life? I mean, I remember watching your first youtube posts. Just a couple of goofballs talking about kpop and Korea. And now you’re doing world tours!

    Seriously though, good job with the North Korea awareness campaigning. It’s nice to see you are using your image for a good cause. Keep up the good work. And congrats on the wedding anniversary! Take some time out for yourself yo.

    3 years ago
  8. OVERWHELMING EXCITEMENT
    -Be careful of some Korean restaurants in Ktown they are packed with MSG and my dad says that it is way saltier than Korean food he’s used to eating back home in Seoul.
    -Check out Just Kidding Party youtube videos or ask Bart, Joe, David So, and Geo. Ask the FungBros too they also have a youtube channel and are big foodies. Both groups know a lot of mom and pop shops. They know the area really well like the 626 – a lot of good restaurants there
    If you want to see weird flavors and stuff, then you should head down to UCSB and Torrence. Torrence is a town in LA and there is a gelato shop my friend loves that has flavors like wasabi, blueberry cheesecake, corn and several more odd combinations and flavors
    I don’t like frozen yogurt “froyo” I like ice cream (not the soft serve but ice cream) better. Froyo is not even yogurt in the big chain restaurants like Menchies, Pinkberry, Yogurtland, etc. it is a sweet powder and I just don’t like it noooo.
    while in the college town next to UCSB called Isla Vista there is a little grocery store called IV Co-op, it is a very hipster store with a bunch of natural and organic stuff. I went there recently with my friend and we saw there was a lime salted raspberry chocolate with 73% dark chocolate and raspberry orange dark chocolate. Then there is a bunch of tea ranging from green tea to rose tea. They actually have the tea leaves that is not grounded up yet (I don’t know how to explain it but they actually have the flower dried up? I don’t know they just have not ground up in a tea bag). A bunch of sherbets and ice cream flavors etc.
    In n Out is okay you should try it but the fries aren’t so good. (There is a secret menu! you can look it up when your in CA on the internet. I recommend the animal fries)
    In June, California is dry desert burning hot especially Southern California. You have been warned.
    You will also see an infestation of flipflops, athletic shoes? (ex: Michael Jordans), and converse again.
    Warning: Prepare for a crowd at –Amusement parks like Six Flags and Disneyland and beaches. Both of them are expensive as well.
    –Sorry it was soo much y’all, I’m just really excited you are coming!–
    ORANGE NASTY OUT!

    3 years ago
  9. All I have to say bout Beijing is, watch out for the smog.

    3 years ago
  10. For the love of Nasties come to Vancouver!! You have so many fans here ;~; One day? Next year? Next century? I’ll wait~

    3 years ago
  11. visit Olvera Street in Los Angeles across from union station. get a little taste of Hispanic culture in ya and shop around :D you guys can also go to L.A. Live and Simon can get a picture with Magic Johnson’s statue ^-^

    3 years ago
  12. If you are going to be in Cali, and will have a vehicle to get around, you should take a trip to Shields Date Garden in Indio, CA. It is only a couple of hours from LA. They have the BEST date shakes and the gardens are gorgeous to walk through!! In fact, if you are willing to travel the couple of hours this way… there is also The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA. One of my favorite places to walk through. Beautiful landscaping and awesome animals. You have to see the Fennec Foxes! They are so incredibly cute! If you get tired of walking, there is a tram that can take you to points in the park, since it does get very hot in the desert during the summer.
    There are also many casinos and resorts around, lots of golf courses! It is a gorgeous area to visit, so I really think you should if you get the chance!

    3 years ago
    • the desert is absolutely beautiful, but i wouldn’t recommend the area from June to September.. its filippin hot out there.. I can’t imagine walking around Living Desert while its 120 degrees outside =(

      3 years ago
  13. There’s Disneyland Resort in California! I highly highly recommend it! It’s so awesome and fun!

    3 years ago
  14. YES! Been thinking if I should go to NärCon this year or not, but now I have to! XD

    3 years ago
  15. So you’re going to Beijing one month before I’m going there, and then you’re going to Sweden, where I live, but not my town… Ah well, I saw you in Stockholm. That’s something! Ehehe and of course it’s great for those who do get to see you. And for you to get to see new places! I’ve never been to Linköping actually. Which, btw, is pronounced Leen-shuhpping. Kind of. Ahahaha it’s more accurate than what you said anyway… But hey, Swedish spelling is weird! :)

    3 years ago
  16. Still no visit to England :*(

    3 years ago
  17. You all should totally drive out to Las Vegas for a few days while you’re in Cali! We’d love to have you!!!

    3 years ago
    • !!! Oh Noes!! Please give us a second chance!! We’ve got some really fun stuff…and slot machines!! :D

      3 years ago
  18. If you are in California – specifically LA- you HAVE to try food trucks!! Especially all the fusion ones – there’s a Korean-Mexican one that makes bulgolgi tacos! Some of them have twitter feeds so you can figure out where they will be parked on certain days. And you should check out Santa Barbara for your anniversary beach trip. Most charming, darling downtown and the beaches and harbor are lovely. It’s about an hour and a half’s drive up from LA and you can also take the train from LA or fly fairly cheaply from LAX to Santa Barbara Airport.

    3 years ago
    • Come to Santa Barrbbaaraaaaaa… I will make you Mimmoooossaaaasss

      3 years ago
    • A mention of Santa Barbara?!?!? Its so weird to see that here. XD

      I live in SB, and if you are looking for a nice get away this is definitely the place. There are some very beautiful spots to check out down here. Downtown State Street is definitely one, we’ve got lots of cute little shops and plazas. Not sure what their time frame in California will be but in the summer we have Old Spanish Days, we have a lot of events celebrating our towns Spanish history. Carnivals, parades, dances, we go all out and its loads of fun!

      http://www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org/new/index.php/calendar/calendar_all/

      3 years ago
      • Yeah I used to live there and now I’m a homesick Californian living in the Middle East so when they mentioned SoCal I got SO excited:)

        3 years ago
    • Since they really love cheese they should try the Grilled Cheese truck….so many cheeses so little time…and there all delicioussssssss (memers voice)

      3 years ago
    • 2nd on Santa Barbara!! It’s where Ranch dressing was invented too! First restaurant to serve it was Cold Springs Tavern

      3 years ago
  19. California hmmm….. disneyland?
    but also, it’s a bit of a drive, but you could go check out Hearst Castle and stay in one of the many B&Bs in the vicinity [which tend to be located conveniently near a beach]. there are zebras roaming the Hearts Castle grounds btw. a very cool piece of californian history [it’s a bit touristy and out of your way, but option two is fly to san fran and savor NorCal, which is wayyyyy better than SoCal]

    3 years ago
  20. I’m currently studying in China and I watch all your videos from
    YouTube. I tell you, all foreigners (and even Chinese themselves) use
    VPN to secretly open those blocked sites. lol I can’t imagine my life
    without those sites! Since you can’t open YouTube/Twitter while you’re
    here, please give us updates through Instagram or Tumblr (thank god
    they’re not blocked)! Too bad I’m graduating in less than two months. :(

    3 years ago
  21. OMG Come to Eagle Rock in Northeast Los Angeles! There’s a specialty cheese shop that just opened called Milkfarm (http://la.eater.com/tags/milkfarm), there’s an amazing pastrami, pulled pork, burger place called Oinkster (http://www.theoinkster.com/) with the best belgian fries I’ve ever had, there’s a super farm fresh seasonal place called Four Cafe (http://fourcafe.net/Four_Cafe/Four_Cafe_-_Restaurant_Eagle_Rock,_CA.html) whose salads I judge all salads by… and they’re all within the same two blocks!! xD Eagle Rock is about a 15 min quick drive from Koreatown. It’s one of the best places for mom & pop local shops along Colorado Blvd & Eagle Rock Blvd

    3 years ago
    • Are you part of the US Nasties? You should. Our region is orange. You should check it out!

      3 years ago
  22. You guys need to come to Peruuu!!

    3 years ago
  23. Cosplay as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask!!!!! OMGGGGG OR OR OR OR Cloud and Tifa OR OR OR OR G-Dragon and T.O.P. EEEPPP

    3 years ago
  24. Wow. So you are coming to L.A, shall I meet you?

    3 years ago
  25. Will we get to talk to you and meet you at Summit? I know you will do a presentation but it would be awesome to give you guys hugs and take a photo.

    3 years ago
  26. I can’t believe you’re coming to china! You’re going to LOVE it here (yes I said here I live in Anshan liaoning china) Chinese food is delicious and nothing like it was back in the us so I’m guessing you’ll also be pleasantly surprised ^__^ also vpn’s are facebook/YouTube lovers friends here in china haha

    3 years ago
    • We’ve got a VPN all ready to go!

      3 years ago
      • Yay, I’m a China nasty! I live in Henan province not too far from Beijing (2.5 hours on a fast train). I don’t think I can afford the conference tickets but if you do a meet up I would so be there! Can you let us know if you’ll do a meet up???

        3 years ago
  27. I love the food in China!! Try some of the vendor foods, they are good but if you are worried about the whole sanitary thing then that’s up to you. In Beijing, they have really good foods on market roads, but you have to eat Peking duck, it’s freaking amazing. Find a good place that makes it’s really good. Crispy duck skin and tender meat with scallions and hoisin sauce wrapped in a Chinese thin skinned tortilla. You can’t go wrong there.

    3 years ago
  28. I am going to be at Summit! BJFDBHEIIUBRFEUGI SO EXCITED!

    3 years ago
  29. OMG that’s awesome ~ !!! If you guys end up coming to K-Town to try the korean food, y’all should come by & try the dduk were I work, we make & sell coffee, dduk & shikae (Meedo Dduk Café), its a really adorable place too ~ !!! ^.^

    3 years ago
    • I live on the other side of ktown and saw that place the other day when I was on Vermont side. Fairly new place, right?

      3 years ago
    • Its called Meedo Dduk Cafe, my boss Ms. Kim (Native Korean) who created & owns the cafe runs it with her daughter & me who directly help costumers & two other employees who help my boss in the back to make the dduk. Its pretty awesome because everything is vegan & gluten free & made fresh that morning & throughout the day. You can easily search it on any search engine or you can visit our website at http://www.meedoddukcafe.com/ ~ !!! ^.^

      3 years ago
  30. when are you guys coming to chile? :c

    3 years ago
  31. You guys should hook up with some youtubers from LA like David So and JK Films XD that would be awesome!

    3 years ago
    • Ohmygosh, Davis So is hilarious!! I would kill to see Simon, Martina, and David in the same video. that would be a bombshell of awesomeness!!

      3 years ago
  32. Yaaay You’re coming back to Sweden! :D It will be awesome to see you guys again, and this time hopefully get a chance to talk to you ^^

    3 years ago
  33. There are so many good places to eat in Koreatown. Too many to list. You should try Gen or Honey Pig or — or — do you like Soon dae? Maybe not. But L.A. Soondae is really good. Lots of boba places too.

    3 years ago
  34. Welcome back to Sweden! Hopefully my dance group will be able to perform there on Närcon, then I will get to see you ^^ otherwise I’m a little low on cash but I will do my best to get to see you :D

    3 years ago
  35. It would awesome if you guys could do a meet up around LA with the Orange Region of us US Nasties. :D And and maaaaybe Disneyland since it’s right there next to Vidcon. But yeah a meetup sounds awesome with us Nasties. Heeey *rolls down the window* let me buy you a drink!

    3 years ago
  36. Awesome!!! I’m so glad LiNK is getting the support they need. You guys are so fantastic. Now, if only the trip in LA had a layover on the east coast…..

    3 years ago
  37. Ohh myyyy gaaaawd, you’re coming ti Sweden again??!! Excuse me while I go and book närcon tickets…

    3 years ago
  38. Noooo! im going home to Peru for break so i wont be able to see you guys in LA D:
    Hope you guise have fun though! d(^ v ^*)

    3 years ago
  39. YAY, you’re going to Sweden! Lovely for all the nasties there, but sadly I probably won’t be going… :( I’m (probably) going to Berlin those days and meeting up with some of my friends from the interwebs… Still going to be fun though, and I’m happy that you like Sweden!

    3 years ago
  40. Yes!!! So excited to see the word VIDCON up there! Really, really hope it all works out and you guys have a panel!

    3 years ago