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September 6, 2012

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Hey guise. Serious stuff here. Sorry for not putting up a fun or informative video today, because today we’re asking for your help, and starting a fundraiser

As some of you may know, we’re doing this blogging thing full time now. We started off blogging as teachers. Then Simon stopped teaching and worked on the site, and then, last year, Martina stopped teaching and worked on the site as well. We posted a TL;DR on it a while ago, and talked a bit about it in our interview with Groove as well.

Anyhow, we had a bit of a problem that we’ve been trying to work out for the past year: we don’t have Visas in Korea, since we’re not teaching. Currently we’re here on tourist visa’s which are indeed totally legal, but we’ve spent all our time since quitting teaching looking into how we can work in Korea and get a stable visa. We tried getting Entertainment visas, since we’re kinda entertainers, but those visas couldn’t be got without a company to sponsor us. And there’s no company to hire us for a business visa either, be it government or private.

Don’t get us wrong: we’re not complaining about not being hired by another company. We want to remain Indie and keep our voices. We don’t want our opinions to be influenced by our employers, so we work for ourselves. But, without a Korean employer, we can’t stay in Korea…unless we became our own employers!

So, after a year of trying to figure this out, we’re finally in the process now of setting up our Business registration in Korea, so that no one would own our site and videos, AND so that we could stay in Korea. Huzzah! Problem is, Korea doesn’t just hand out Business Visas to foreigners. In fact, setting up a private business here is very expensive. Specifically, you need $100,000 to do so. GARHRHHHH!

We spent this whole year saving the money and dipping into our savings, but we finally did it! YES! We’re setting everything up now to make “Eat Your Kimchi Incorporated!” EYK INC! Huzzah! But, that doesn’t solve everything yet:

We have to move into Seoul, if we want to register our business in Seoul, which is what we’re doing with a big portion of that money. Tomorrow, we’re going apartment hunting around the Hongdae and Mokdong areas. Yay! Problem is, apartments in Seoul are significantly more expensive than the apartments in Bucheon. Most of our money is going into putting down the deposit for this apartment.

Anyhow, the point of this all isn’t to complain. We’re doing this of our own will and we’re super excited about this change. We’re happy that we are taking steps towards doing more because we want Eatyourkimchi to grow and improve. What we’re asking for is your help in taking this to the next level.

Basically, we want to set up a studio. We’ve got many reasons for this, which we listed in the video. Major ones include:

a) Our apartment is overrun with equipment, and it feels like we’re more sleeping in our office than living in our home.
b) We want to have Kpop artists come over for interviews. We’re in contact with different labels who want to do work with us, but we have no legitimate place to do it. A studio would fix that, and it would make this legit, and give us more opportunity to interview people.
c) We desperately want to hire a full time video editor. We work over 70 hours a week, and work every day of the week. There isn’t a moment that we’re not working on or talking about the site and our videos. Having an editor would let us sleep! OH GOD! GLORIOUS SLEEP!
d) With the video editor, we’d also have time to do the other segments we want to do, but don’t have time to edit. We have a white board full of ideas that we can’t start because we’re too bogged down with editing. Editing is really 80% of our time. There are, in fact, opportunities that we have to TURN DOWN because we don’t have time. AWESOME INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES that we can’t make videos for, because we’re too busy trying to make our other videos. THE EDITOR WOULD HELP SOOO MUCH!

Really, we’re trying to make Eat Your Kimchi legit. We’re just two dorks who make silly videos. We want to have our own business so that we can keep that dorkiness and silliness, but we want to grow Eat Your Kimchi into something bigger as well, a legitimate spot for the international Kpop crowd to gather and make their voices heard and have their opinions expressed. We want to not only make Korea more accessible to the outside world, but we want to make the outside world more accessible to Korea, and – really – with just the two of us in our apartment, it’s proving to be a bit exhausting and tough.

So, we’re asking for your help to let us take the next steps. We’re starting a fundraiser at Indiegogo to raise $40,000 within 45 days. With $40,000 we can put down the deposit for renting the studio. We’d be ecstatic if we are able to raise that much. We’ve got over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube: if just one in five of you gave a dollar, we’d be there! If we’re fortunate enough to raise more, we’d be able to put some furniture in the studio, for starters, and a video editor!!! Whatever you can contribute we’ll greatly appreciate, and whoever you can share this with we’ll greatly value. Sorry, all you Nasties, for asking for your help on this, but we could really use it here. And if we can reach this goal, then good things will happen in the future. Good things!

ps-> Also, you might have noticed our regular videos have been off schedule lately. We’ve been meeting with the bank, and immigration, and lawyers, and relators (etc) to get this started, so that’s thrown our schedules out of whack. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon, once we have this all settled :D

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  1. I am so happy the fundraiser worked for you guys and it helped you stay longer in Korea. I need to make $20,000 to go back to school and stay in Japan, which has been my dream since 2011. But as Martina may know, jobs here in St John’s NL are not easily come by. Especially if you cannot drive. I hope one day to get that to go back to Japan to live the rest of my life there!! And hopefully meet Simon AND Martina, been with you guys for many years!!

    1 year ago
  2. I am so happy the fundraiser worked for you guys and it helped you stay longer in Korea. I need to make $20,000 to go back to school and stay in Japan, which has been my dream since 2011. But as Martina may know, jobs here in St John’s NL are not easily come by. Especially if you cannot drive. I hope one day to get that to go back to Japan to live the rest of my life there!! And hopefully meet Simon AND Marina, been with you guys for many years!!

    1 year ago
  3. You know what, a while back I was thinking about the same issue (finding official Japanese MVs for a Jpop Music Friday or something), so I made a list of all the official youtube channels of Japanese companies and artist. I don’t think I missed anyone, but if there is, feel free to fill me in ^^b
    http://fuuko4869.tumblr.com/post/26210063655/how-to-find-jpop-music-videos

    4 years ago
  4. Whoa! You guys are going to hit the 6 figures!

    4 years ago
  5. They said they’d continue to film in their house, but do the editing and interviews in their studio :)

    4 years ago
  6. I love you guys so much. I never understood why I didn’t find you guys sooner. My twin and I will support you here from the states!!! Good luck!!! Maybe as a suggestion for the blooming company, have some expanding branches for other East asian countries! I would love to do some videos for EYK if I go back to China to study and I would do it for free just for the sake of bringing cultural awareness and understanding to the whole world!! By the We may send you something goodies if you guys don’t change your mailbox anytime soon. (things that you guys will really like :coughcoffee:!)

    4 years ago
  7. Wow! It’s the FIRST DAY and already you are well and above your goal!! Nice nice. I mean, you guys don’t charge for us to view your blogs (like some douchey sites do after a while) and you’re so good natured, it makes sense that everyone would be happy to donate! :-) Good luck guys! You’re going to make the dream come true! Get pumped!!

    4 years ago
  8. I guess I only every see positive comments. Or maybe my personality only allows me to see those. Ignore the nay sayers and Debbie downers. You two have worked incredibly hard to get where you are at today, to build the fan base that loves and supported you with this fundraiser. You guys took a risk that most are admittedly to afraid to take and succeeded. Nasties are proud of you guys! To anyone asking you for money I say start your own fund raiser and ask your own fans to donate. The nerve of some people.

    4 years ago
  9. Almost 80 freaking thousand dollars now guise! :O Almost double the goal. I am sure you will reach close to 130,000 dollars by the end of the fundraiser :O

    4 years ago
  10. lol where is the Canary Islands? xD

    4 years ago
    • Hahaha really?!!! That’s hillarious!! Can you tell me a bit about it?

      4 years ago
    • If they do run away there, you can rest assured that they’ll make plenty of videos for us about Canary Island culture, food, and music :p

      4 years ago
  11. Dear writer, do you want me to delete this? Or are you intentionally trying to stay anonymous?

    4 years ago
  12. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~~~!!!!!!!! WSJ!!! WSJJJJJJ!!!! o.O!!

    4 years ago
  13. Wow, seeing the donations continue to rise is really making me excited for this new studio. I can already see it becoming a top South Korean tourist attraction – putting Facebook/Google+/YouTube headquarters to shame!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Anyhow, I came up with a crazy idea last night, while fantasising about this studio. Do you think, instead of sending boxes of sweets and junk food for fanmail – we could send studio decorations? Or just stuff to make the studio more intersesting? Like, tablecloths, paintings, sculptures, action figures, toys, board games, books, fan art, plates and cups – a bit like stuff you’d bring to a housewarming party/newly-wed gifts. I think it would be cool, because since you have fans from almost 200 different countries, it would end up looking a bit like a multicultural centre, representing the countries of various kpop fans. I have a batik map of Indonesia which would look really cool on the wall, for example. I also have plushies of random cells and body organs. Weird right?

    That way, when kpop artists/Nasties come to the studio, they can look at random objects from various countries around the world. And if it’s kpop artists, perhaps they could even take home an object they fancy – after taking a photo with it, or something? It would be so cool if Epik High came to your studio and took a liking to something I sent….*spazzing* AAAAAHHHH so many ideas!!!!

    I also liked the idea that someone else mentioned, about their mom working at a furniture shop. It would be really cool if, after raising the money for the studio, we could donate personalised things to fill it up with.

    What do you guys think? Any ideas on how we can Nastify ‘The Nasty Studio’? xD

    4 years ago
    • Yea I agree :)
      I was just thinking about this because
      – Fans are always wanting to send them fanmail
      – They’re getting too much junk food which they can’t eat because of their diet, but are way too loving and polite to refuse
      – So, just for the fans who really want to send something but aren’t sure what, I was trying to think of something else they could send instead of snacks
      – Even if we send them decorations, they can still choose what to do with it – put it in the studio, their own apartment, or stow it away in a treasure chest (?)
      – Sending stuff will save on buying stuff themselves, and they can keep the leftover money for rent and bills and furniture and editors (maybe?)

      Well, those were my thoughts anyway, so thanks so much for your input, since you raise a really good point ^^

      4 years ago
    • This is the most amazing idea :D

      4 years ago
    • My sister just recommended having different themes for each room – the rainbow/unicorn room, the romantic victorian room, the futuristic sci-fi room –
      Wait, how many rooms will your studio have? Will it be just another officetel?

      4 years ago
    • LMAO!!!!! xD Hahahaha they can just drop it from Namsan tower or something, spread the love to all of Itaewon :p After all, who can resist the Meemers!!! But….how can you print on Velcro? Oh on the other side? Hmmm…..not bad :D

      4 years ago
  14. All those cutesy kpop idol posses in all those cutesy kpop music videos were your training for this very Polaroid day. Channel your inner most BILASA!!!!

    4 years ago
  15. Hey, while I appreciate your vehement support, just thought I’d clear up a few points:
    – They already have the 100 grand that they needed for the visa, what they’re raising money for now is the studio, editor, and furniture.
    – They do spend a lot of money on Spudgy’s medication, but that’s not what they’re raising money for. We are not obligated to give money for that.
    – They started a diet to lose weight and become more fit, not to save money.
    – They actually enjoy investing their time and creativity into this job, so I don’t think it’s ‘unfair’ for them to use their savings if they find it necessary – but again, that is unrelated to this fundraising.
    – We are not donating towards their clothes, it’s the studio. Plus, they don’t wear the same clothes every video.
    – Meemers has milk. I’m pretty sure she’s not starving. The only reason she was suckling on ears was because of kitty habits.
    – They’re making polaroid photos as a sign of appreciation to those who donate, not vice versa. It’s not like they have to do it, and thus we have to fund their activity.

    Now, after being a very mean person and shutting you down completely, I do agree with your last statement. People don’t have to donate, but it would be nice if they could spread the word, just in case there are people out there who would love to donate, given the chance.

    I’m sorry Nes, the only reason I negated all your points is because I don’t like guilt-tripping people into donating. I believe that people should give if and only if they truly want to, out of the goodness of their heart, to support the cause that the money is being raised for.

    4 years ago
  16. and the time!!! for shoot+develop+sign+mail count that added to the involved costs of this ‘souvenir’

    4 years ago
  17. Oh dear god no! Now almost paradise is playing in my head on repeat. Oh the humanity!

    4 years ago
  18. I think we can reach 100,000!

    4 years ago
  19. That’s awesome! I’m not sure how to bring furniture from Busan to Seoul, though! That’d be, like, almost the cost of the furniture itself, no?

    4 years ago
  20. Well since the goal was met in one day, I’ll donate for furniture ^.^//

    4 years ago
    • Beanbags for Tablo to sit on!!! :D
      And then after that I can go sit on it, and then his leftover sweat will be transferred to my thighs, and then……………okay I’ll stop there.

      4 years ago
  21. I almost deleted this as spam. And then I realised….this isn’t the kpop charts…. =_=
    lol.

    4 years ago
  22. Wow I haven’t seen a cookie-cutter kpop fangirl in a long time (pun intended).

    Hahaha makasih say, tapi berhubung kamu masih 12 tahun, sebaiknya simpan uangmu untuk kuliahmu nanti. Mereka pasti menghargai sumbanganmu, tapi tak perlu sejuta dolar lah, biar lima juga mereka udah senang kok. ^^b

    4 years ago
    • Hahah baguslah kalo begitu. Tell her that a respectable adult who knows this couple personally can vouch for their honesty and that giving to people out of your personal savings is a good habit to build up as it creates a caring and generous heart (oh listen to me =_=). But yes, really, $5 is more than enough. The average amount being donated is $25, and more than half of us Nasties donated $5 or less – but it’s because there’s so, so many people donating, that it’s managed to gather up so much. (I just don’t want people to think that they’re taking money from innocent teenagers).

      4 years ago
  23. I was wondering about that. Some people have been hinting that S&M are ‘ripping money off teenagers’.
    First of all, who exactly said most of their viewers are teenagers? Because I’m definitely not one (sadface). And I’ve seen quite a lot of comments by many mothers, for some reason (although they could be teenage moms, you never know).
    Secondly, I’m unsure how easy it is for teenagers to send money online via paypal or credit card, because I only got my card when I was 18. I did notice some people saying they couldn’t donate because their parents wouldn’t let them.
    Lastly, only 7% of donors (150 people) donated over $50, which means 93% of people (1900 Nasties) donated less than $50, which I don’t consider as ‘ripping off’ by a long mile.
    I could be wrong, though. *shrug*

    4 years ago
  24. I would like to have stats about this. Seriously. There’s some hate on twitter and this is the “argument” they put on repeat. I’m not a teenager and I’m a crazy fan, and I’ve encounter mostly fans that either love korean culture (music, drama, whatever else) or want to go teach english over there too. And even as a teenager, I would have donated 5$ at least and would be happy about it. They said that it’s for the place in Seoul, the employee and stuff, they’ll put the money there. Even though they get some food with the money, I wouldn’t care either. People are crazy on this planet. Donating money is a beautiful gesture, the reason why you do it isn’t important.

    4 years ago
  25. Oh gosh, yes! I cannot wait to see their reaction!

    4 years ago
  26. GD in your closet, who wouldn’t want that?! Uhm actually on second thought never mind, we all saw what GD did to his own closet in One of a Kind, yeah a studio to contain him is way better.

    4 years ago
  27. Us Nasties are united 4 lyyyyfe. ;)

    4 years ago
  28. In less than 12 hours you’ve reached your goal of 40,000. wow. I’m so proud to be a Nastie right now. You guys are amazing and in all honesty i kind of think of you as our(international kpop/Korea fans) leaders.
    You have helped sooo many people with their dreams of going to S.Korea, and sparked interest in others. You deserve this and so much more. You are awesome people who decrease world suck, as John and Hank Green say.
    Forever a Nastie and forever supporting your dreams of spreading Korean culture of all kinds to all of us around the world.

    4 years ago
  29. I love you guys! And I’m gonna donate by buying two shirts for me and my friend ^ ^ That way it’s more than $5 bucks and I know you’re getting the money straight from me! plus, I get an AWESOME MOMENTO OF YOUUUU! hehehehe (and I promise to come pick it up in person to save you shipping bwahahahahaaa) BROHOHO! BROHOHO!

    4 years ago
  30. hello i’m in the philippines & would like to help in my own little
    way, do still sell your t-shirts & possibly ship intly?

    4 years ago
  31. The page won’t load for me anymore =(

    nvm the second link won’t work but the first one does.

    4 years ago
  32. S&M, just wanted to say – my boyfriend’s going to donate and buy one of your EYK t-shirts as well ! We’re gonna double on “EYK” and the “Viva La Spudgy” shirts ! That way, we can help you guys out even further AND walk down the street….
    EatYourKimchi Style. ;)

    Oooooooooooh, we so NASTY~

    4 years ago
  33. What if I live in Korea and wanna donate money? I don’t have paypal over here.

    4 years ago
    • I don’t have a Korean credit card, and I can’t /don’t use my one from the States.

      4 years ago
  34. 44K, darling nasties! If they leave it until another 44 1/2 days, at this rate they probably could set up their own entertainment co and recruit their own kpop stars.

    4 years ago
  35. AH! Your already PAST your goal!!!!! YAY!!!!

    4 years ago
  36. Simon and Martina you guys provide me and hundreds of thousands of others with lots of laughter, info, Spudgy’s and Meemer’s. Us Nasty’s are grateful for everything you do with no expectations from us in return except our love. I believe I speak for all Nasty’s that it is an honor to help you guys fulfill your dream of growing Eat Your Kimchi and getting your studio off the ground. Seeing your goal met already shows the love we all have for you guys and I foresee that only growing more and more, just like the total in the next 44 days.

    4 years ago
  37. Just donated and I’m super exited to see you already reached your goal! I hope you get your video editor and Martina can talk about dramas. My inner fan-girl will squee!

    4 years ago
  38. when s&m check the amount raised thier going to flip lol

    4 years ago
  39. Wow…Congratz on already reaching your goal. I’ll be giving a lil, but, I have to wait till payday. The woes of being a responsible adult…sigh. LoL Way to go Nasties!

    4 years ago
  40. I did send them a message through their Contact page here. I just hope they get it! Thanks for all the upvotes. Here’s hoping they see this or get the email.

    4 years ago
    • We got it, and we wrote back, to which you wrote back as well. Really looking forward to hearing what you have to say :D Yay!

      4 years ago
      • If you eventually venture into stock or selling shares, let us nasties know… ^^ I already invest a couple of bucks in mutual funds, so why not invest in something I really believe in like EYK? Let us know if you IPO on KRX.. :P

        4 years ago
      • i smell an awesome future for simon and martina >u> .. .

        4 years ago
        • your message changed line right after Simon in my browser. For a second i thought you only smelled an awesome future for him :P

          4 years ago
  41. YOU ALREADY RAISED THE MONEY! CONGRATS! :D

    Guys, I’ve been watching your adventures since the beginning and it’s super inspiring. I’ll be buying some merch when I get paid (first paycheque as a teacher!) both to support you and HAVE NASTY MERCH and you can be sure I’ll keep watching. <3

    4 years ago
  42. WE DIDI IT!!!!! OOOOOOHHHH WE SO NASSSSSTY!!!!!!!<3

    4 years ago
  43. Guys, PERKS cost money!!! Personal opinion, donate without perks!

    4 years ago
  44. Just read the brief, then went to contribute on Indiegog, and saw that the goal had been reached. Not bad for 1 day :)
    Never fear, I’m still going to contribute, just had to say CONGRATULATIONS first.
    Glad to see that people love you guys as much as I do :D

    4 years ago
  45. looking forward to receiving the perks AND your new studio :) GO EYK! Make it forever.

    4 years ago
  46. LOL!

    4 years ago
    • You know you’re with me ! Imagine what Nasties could do for that cause! Kill those unbearable ads while we’re at it.. Or hire a decent linguist for SM’s Engrish department… :P

      4 years ago
      • Totally with you! Anything to get rid of those damn boxes and give SuJu a chance to show their personalities in their MVs! Ugh, and the ads DEFINITELY have to go! Like now!!

        I’d even offer myself up for the linguist position. I could edit the lyrics and be a dialect coach for the idols. It would be a huge burden spending all that time with so many attractive and talented men, but I’d do it for the sake of the music. ;)

        4 years ago
        • Oh, psshah! (Sounded like I said Xiah. xDDDD)
          Suuuuch a burden. Being surrounded by LeeteukSiwonDonghaeEunhyukRyeowookSungminKyuhyunShindongKanginYesungHeechulKibumHenry and Zhou Mi is soooo tiring. ;3

          My bf and I are so dying for a “No Other”-esque MV from them again.. Like, what’s happened? I also propositioned S&M to do old K-Pop MV reviews, like in a flashback KMM or something, because after all the hype of SJ and SM in general boxy-dancy MVs, I’d really love to know what they think of SJ’s non-boxy videos like “Don’t! Don!” or “It’s You.” And I know other people are with me on this one !

          They could just hire Simon to destroy the ads… He’s so baus at it, after all. xDDD

          4 years ago
        • Exactly, a huuuuuuge burden, especially if you add the boys from SHINee and EXO into the mix. I mean, what’s a girl to do with all that attractiveness surrounding her? Terrible situation, but I’m a real team player. ;)

          Maybe once they hire a video editor S&M will have time to do something like flashback KMM. That would really be cool. They could pick the MVs they want to review, or nominate a few and let us vote or whatever. I love the MV for “It’s You.” It would be cool to see it reviewed. :D

          In the mean time, maybe we should petition SM to free SuJu from the oddly lit boxes! LOL

          4 years ago
  47. :)

    4 years ago
  48. You guys raised so much so quickly! I’m so happy for you :D

    4 years ago
  49. $42,298 dollars raised O.O omg!!! :O

    4 years ago
  50. I’m so happy for you guys! I wish I could give you enough money in order to pay for two editors and a maid. Fighting!!

    4 years ago
    • Can you imagine Idol Maid with Simon and Martina? That would be an awesome segment if they do in fact get a maid…

      4 years ago
  51. I only have a little to donate (broke college student), but something is always better than nothing. I’m glad you guys surpassed your goal. Sure have some dedicated fans here ;3 Nasties forever<3 haha

    4 years ago
  52. Even though you passed your goal I’m still going to donate when I get the chance!

    4 years ago
  53. Congrats~~~~ You can get your studio~~~ I feel really happy for the eatyourkimchi family~ I love your shows and I’m glad fans could repay you for the good times you give us!

    4 years ago
  54. It’s already $41,499 by now!!!!!!! *O* EYK INC is coming trrruuuuue!!!! OHH YOU OSM NASTIES *bows*

    4 years ago
  55. IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!! Can’t wait to see how this all works out. Who is going to decorate the studio? More importantly, will there be bean bag chairs for conducting interviews? I think that would be perfect.

    4 years ago
  56. OMGAH SIMON AND MARTINA

    WE DID IT
    WE DID IT NASTIES

    THA FEEEEEEEEEEELZ/////////

    4 years ago
  57. Please open the Care Package option again. I already donated, but I will definitely donate more for that PACKAGE. I love you guise so much!

    4 years ago
  58. Goal Reached! crazy awesome Nasties!

    4 years ago
  59. $40,000 yay!!!!!

    4 years ago
  60. Ana

    8 Hours. 8 Hours is all it took to reach the 40,000 dollar goal. What amazing Nasties Simon and Martina have. I’m so happy to see people come together like this to support them.

    4 years ago
  61. Congratulations, GOAL reached.

    4 years ago
  62. I hope being a business comes with some cheap postage perks…. There’s going to be a lot of CD’s, pictures and autographs to send.

    4 years ago
  63. Holy s***!!! You guys almost have all the money already. I plan on donating but I’m going to wait until my next paycheck just to see how much I can give ^^

    4 years ago
  64. Keep it going. Lets get them their assistant and some rent!

    4 years ago
  65. NASTIES ROCK!! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  66. Okay, so they have their $40,000, now let’s chip in for rent! :D The video said $40,000+$3,000 a month for rent!

    4 years ago
  67. I donated a bit even though I’m a broke college student now…but wow!!! Over $40000+ already within a day?! Amazing!!! I love Eatyourkimchi! :)

    4 years ago
  68. Wow, already hit $40,000! congrats!

    4 years ago
  69. I cannot wait for Simon and Martina to see their goal already reached. I hope they get double that…or triple, by the end of their campaign. What a moving fan base. I am so glad I was able to contribute to their dream.

    4 years ago
  70. Yay!

    4 years ago
  71. Jay

    They reach the goal GO NASTIES!!

    4 years ago
  72. $40000!!!! FORTY FRIKKIN THOUSAND DOLLARS GUIZE!!!! WE DID IT!!!! in 7 hours!!

    I’m crying. I can’t believe this.

    4 years ago
    • And not many days after, we’re about to double that sum of money.

      4 years ago
    • Can I just say (please excuse my language) but HOLY SHIT! O__O

      4 years ago
    • you underestimate our POWER!

      4 years ago
    • We’ve been crying just about all day. Wait: ok – started crying again.

      4 years ago
      • Hopefully this gets to you directly S & M. I’m a Music Business Management major at Berklee College of Music, I’m currently in data and statistics and this week we’re going over crowdfunding costs and how to budget them. I’m wondering if you’ve made a budget for this fundraiser before hand or after? Could you post it on the website that’s tracking your progress on the studio? I’d like to potentially use it for an article I’m writing for the schools Music Business Journal on Kpop!

        4 years ago
      • Wow! Congratulations!

        It’s so great that you can actually do this! Good luck with the rest of it!

        4 years ago
      • Congrats guys! Clearly you see how amazing you are, way above your goal in 1 day =) You’ve clearly touched and connected with many people all over the world. See, we love you. Hope everything keeps getting better!

        4 years ago
    • So Awesome… And Nasty!!!

      4 years ago
      • Mother of God!!!……I cannot believe the generosity of all the nasties $1000 donations?!! You people are amazing…I made my contribution I want you guys to be massive GO EYK GO! Also so excited to see the new EYK and videos to map this next set of adventures xD

        4 years ago
    • I….I don’t know what to say. That’s a massive, massive amount of money (like, the annual wage of my entire family combined). Nasties are soooo amazing. I’m so gabsmacked – and I’m not even Simon/Martina, I’m just a random Nasty who helps them out for free….

      ALL THESE FEEEEEELLLSSSS!!!!! AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!! 。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。

      4 years ago
    • in one day!!! hahaha!!!!
      OHHHH WE SOOOO NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!

      4 years ago
  73. GOAL HAS BEEN MET!!!

    4 years ago
  74. WOW. im pretty prude right now! Go Nasties!!

    4 years ago
  75. Yey I got to contribute! We are 800 bucks away from the goal. Nasties we are awesome!

    4 years ago
  76. holy shit, you’re almost 40000 already!

    4 years ago
  77. 45 days? -goes back to donation site again to see progress- how about one or two days? XD Go nasties!

    4 years ago
  78. I am happy to cooperate.

    4 years ago
  79. You guise.. You guise, you.. You guise, you’re almost at your goal !!!

    In one day !!! OMG EAT YOUR KIMCHI 화이팅!! BAZINGA XDDD

    Butz rememberz… I wantz to donate twoez… If you reach your goal, can we still donate or will you guys be adding a new donation goal ? I dunz haz mah monayz yet… But, but I want to help! D:

    Srsly though, you guys are so amazing, thank you so much for everything you’ve done. You deserve this so much. :) :) :)

    4 years ago
  80. Time to upgrade the goal. We want you to have your apartment, studio,furniture, video assistant, the works! Goal is being met by less than 2000 nasties, so many more to give!

    4 years ago
  81. Wow!!! how many hours has it been? going near the 40000$ ! Donating a
    nasty 40$! you both (i’m talking about spudgy and meemers here! naahh…
    sorry spudgy… i should say you four?) worth a google’s $ and that’s
    like… a lot! =D

    4 years ago
  82. wao, S&M are gonna make their goal in a day. I’m seriously tearing up here…

    4 years ago
  83. I’m soooo sorry but I can’t donate anything because I’m a pour high school freshmen… But I love your videos and I will be cheering you guys on! I LOVE EAT YOUR KIMCHI!!!
    EAT YOUR KIMCHI FAMILY FIGHTING!!!!!

    P.s Nasties are the best fans ever

    4 years ago
  84. We love you guys. You totally deserve it an more!

    4 years ago
  85. GYG

    in one day they’ve reached their goal!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  86. $38,080 already? OMG :D (as of now. It keeps increasing by the second!)

    4 years ago
  87. Looks like I’m not the only one refreshing the donation page every 5 minutes and just spazzing out at how quickly it’s going up!!! xD

    4 years ago
  88. Since I’m a poor college student with no money I’ll send you guys 5 bucks for support! I hope you guys will hit really big and get more sleep now. :D

    4 years ago
  89. GYG

    wow…the power of the NASTIES!!!

    4 years ago
  90. Holy crap guys! You are almost there already!

    4 years ago
  91. $37,977, almost there.

    4 years ago
  92. i JUST got a job.. if i had /any/ money i would totally donate! D:
    but i /do/ have an idea for your meemers tshirt though!
    (and i’ll probably draw up an example later [after hw, eww])
    but i was thinking a head shot of meemers, like the spudgy one, and put some professional looking glasses on her, and either just say “Dr. Meemersworth” or some other little meemer-saying :]

    4 years ago
  93. Wake UP Simon & Martina! You are about to make your goal and we have only just begun the fundraiser! Go Nasties!

    4 years ago
  94. Can’t wait for you guys to get your studio so you can interview all your “YG biases”…and junsu :D <3 <3 Now c'mon Nasties! we're so close! Let's get the 40,000 for today and continue so they can put some furniture in their studio! Don't want it to look like SuJu MV! lol :)

    4 years ago
  95. I’m so exited I want to watch that studio hapening!

    4 years ago
  96. Wow! You guys are really loved,
    If you get your studio ready can you interview JYJ? Or will that get you shunned by the rest of the industry? (;_;)

    4 years ago
    • We’d love to interview JYJ. Question is, would JYJ want to come to the Nasty studios? CUZ THAT’D BE AWESOME!

      4 years ago
      • Write JYJ like “Come join us in the Nasty Studio! Let’s be Nasty together!” ….wait that might not be a good idea!

        4 years ago
  97. omg I just donated $45!! ♥♥ I feel so happy right now ^^

    4 years ago
  98. Yep. EYK’s Nasties are going to reach the goal by today. Shows how much we love you guys. XD

    4 years ago
  99. WOW. Less than $5,000 to go! I wish I could donate, but I’m broke and don’t have any way to send my money in (my parents won’t let me ㅠㅠ)… Still, best of wishes to EYK, congratulations on the decision and the money you’ve made so far, and lastly, 화이팅!

    4 years ago
  100. $35,075. So exciting! So deserved!

    4 years ago
  101. I dont need to read all the explanation!! We want you to stay in Korea and make more videos for us ’cause you are a w e s o m e ! ! !

    4 years ago
  102. Is it just me or did the video say it started tomorrow KST? It’s like 5k away and didnt even start yet, My Nasties I am so proud of our fandom.

    4 years ago
  103. As soon as I get home tonight, I’mma donate! You guys are amazing and the whole reason I even considered coming to Korea! I wouldn’t want to leave you flapping in the wind when you’ve done so much for me! Keep on keepin’ on!

    4 years ago
  104. …need to update credit card. MUST DONATE!!

    4 years ago
  105. PIC OF SIMON AND MARTINA CRYING FROM FEELS OF DONATIONS : http://yfrog.com/oed1mwcj

    4 years ago
  106. O.o) ~ I MUST become a kpop artist now…. I want to meet Simon and Martina! You guys are definitely getting that studio ^_^) ~

    4 years ago
  107. It will be pretty helpful if you make any stuff about EYK, cause hongdae is famous for unique fashion of youngsters as well as indie music. :) Seoul is EXPENSIVE as hell :p Hope you get a nice place!

    4 years ago
  108. Dear Simon and Martina, there is a good chance u will get ur goal within the day by the look of it, congrats. :D keep up the good work! :D

    4 years ago
  109. I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY GAAHHH but you guys are already sooo close on the first day!!! I’ll definitely be getting the money before the deadline I will i will!!!!!

    4 years ago
  110. donating!! right now!! :3 …

    4 years ago
  111. Noooo I didn’t make it in time I wanted a care package but lets see what else I can donate because I believe you guys deserve to be helped >.> pluuuuusss you are almost at your quota :D yay you :D

    4 years ago
  112. When I saw the picture you posted on twitter, I bursted into tears, because I was so happy for you and how well the fundraiser is going :’))) You are the most genuine people that I follow on the internet and I just absolutely adore your work. After many years of following your videos, I am happy that I can finally somehow show my support for you guise<3 I donated the amount I had on my paypal (1$ : D) and after I get more money this month, I'll donate 20$ more. That's a lot for a poor student like me, but I am more than happy to give it to you and support EYK, because YOU ARE WONDERFUL, HARDWORKING AND DESERVE IT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE : ))

    4 years ago
  113. $25 kachinged your way!! donated about 45 min ago and it was 30000 odd, now its 33000 plus, yay nasties!!! as far as i can tell this post/vid came up 6 hours or so ago, which means within half a day simonandmartina are gonna reach their goal, sooo cool guys
    i smell eyk response video coming up like tomorrow or the next day latest thanking all the nasties!!

    4 years ago
  114. I wish i could donate more, but i guess every little helps, eh :D

    4 years ago
  115. Wow! It will be so great once all of this is set!!! But I’ll miss seeing your home. Well, that sounded creepy. :D

    4 years ago
  116. $33,407 already! Donated $40. I really want EYK drama reviews. Flower Boy Kimchi, Secret EYK, Kimchi 1997. Oh do want!

    4 years ago
  117. So happy to support you, EYK!!!

    4 years ago
  118. i cannot contribute much, but I will definitely spread the word about this to other people!

    4 years ago
  119. Now it’s time for us to thank you S&M for giving us such nice and informative videos! :)
    Would totally donate as a thank you from me! Good luck and I’ll pray for you guys as well!

    4 years ago
  120. Yay!!!… Done!

    4 years ago
  121. PIC OF SIMON AND MARTINA CRYING FROM ALL THE FEELS:

    http://yfrog.com/oed1mwcj

    4 years ago
  122. I just saw the last count and we’re at $32,998! :D I’m proud to say that a part of that amount is my donation. Simon and Martina, you guys are awesome. I’m glad to be a part of this. :)

    4 years ago
  123. I’d love to help you guys out! Your one of the reasons why I decided to come to Korea. But I don’t have my ARC yet, so I don’t have a bank in Korea yet. You know that feeling! -__- ugh!!! I soo want to help, but by the time everything gets done on my end. EVERYTHING is gonna be gone! Your already at 32,000!!!!!! :p

    4 years ago
  124. You underestimated your only-50-care-package-available. I would have totally chosen that if it was still available. *sniff*

    4 years ago
  125. You guys should make things like wristbands as well as Meemersworth shirts. SImply things like I <3 Simon and Martina, I <3 Spudgy, I <3 meemersworth, Nasties 4 Lyfe, ect ect.
    They're easy and fun and generally a nicer way to earn extra (needed) money.
    Plus i need some Kimchi style to advertise on my wrist.

    4 years ago
  126. I dont think nasties even need the polaroids, cds, and care packages to donate I would have donated no matter what!

    4 years ago
  127. I told ya we nasties were ready to give you money! ^^ What’s with the autographed CDs and stuff against donation? You’re underestimating our love for you!

    4 years ago
  128. i would contribute but i dont have a credit card and my parents wont let me borrow theirs D:

    4 years ago
  129. If I buy a t-shirt, will that count as a donation? :D

    4 years ago
  130. i would contribute but i dont have a credit card and my parents wont let me use theirs D:

    4 years ago
  131. $30,010 haha we’re getting closer… I wish I could see their faces when they come back to the fundraiser page :D

    4 years ago
    • If you go on twitter. They have a picture of themselves crying from all the FEELS of the donation :_)

      4 years ago
  132. DRAMA SEGMENTS!!!! PLEASE~ <3 ^^ I miss your drama recommendations Martina.

    4 years ago
  133. I’m saving to be able to quick my job…but you two have no idea how your videos help me laugh when I have a very stressing week at work!!! SO I really need to donate!!!

    4 years ago
  134. I’ll donate $5. I’m poor as hell. I do, however, save money by staying home after work instead of going to the bar or hanging out with my buddies.

    4 years ago
  135. I am going to donate $5. I’m very poor. I do save money, however, by staying home after work instead of going to the bar or hanging out with my buddies.

    4 years ago
  136. Awe I’m not allowed to donate….. I will be watching through every single add on eatyourkimchi videos over and over again to make up for it guise! ;)

    4 years ago
  137. My goodness being your video editor would be a dream!

    4 years ago
  138. I need to wait for my payday to make a donation… but fellow Nasties you’re amazing! It’s almost 30k now, You can go pass it! I believe in your nastiness ^-^

    4 years ago
  139. Nasties get your party hats on!!!!! the 40,000 goal is almost here. Let’s go past the 40 thousand goal so S&M can hire some editors and get a little break.
    Nasties hwaiting.

    4 years ago
  140. if you guise havent checked your fundraiser amount yet, you should totally post a video of your reactions when you check them XD

    4 years ago
  141. The 5th of September is now marked in my calender as the anniversery of EYK & Nasties. Becase today we have showed the power of us we-so-nasties that comes from the love and gratefulness we feel towards Simon and Martina (and Spudgy & Meemers of course, I am bias-free), and how much we support these amazing people.
    To these past four years and to many more to come with the EYK family! ❤

    4 years ago
  142. just donated 30$ ^_^

    I really wish i could afford a night out with you guys though!!!! but 1000$ is a little steep… T_T i get it though, if it was cheaper, everyone would check it and then you guys would be overrun with Nasties wanting to hang out and have no time for work!! XD still… living in Japan, going to Korea to meet you guys is totally doable… can you give me a discount for 500$? lol.

    but anyhoo, good luck! hope you guys reach your goal and can keep on providing us with awesomeness for many years to come! ^_^

    4 years ago
  143. i totally wanna work for you in about two years!!! It’d be soo much fun! I wish i could give you some money but I cant. . . :C

    4 years ago
  144. Wow, looks like you’re gonna smash your target! I’ve just donated, wish I could do more but every little helps :) (gutted I missed out on the care package tho!)

    Is it bad that this is the first cause I’ve ever donated to…? :P

    4 years ago
  145. I’m a college student but I’m a subscriber and I go onto EYK everyday so I had to support you guys! Just donated $30. Keep being awesome! Thanks for your work and humor and positive attitudes. You always encourage me and make me smile!
    (Oh, and I can’t believe you guys might hit $40,000 in one day!)

    4 years ago
  146. I live in venezuela no dollars over here :( anyway i can still help out? Don’t think my currency could help you out could it? Lemme know so i can stack up at least 20$ worth of it i really wanna help you out =[

    4 years ago
  147. you guys now have like 28k WOW…it’s only 3 hours….hmm…i wonder how much it would be in total after 45 days =D

    4 years ago
  148. Donation done! Woohoo!

    4 years ago
  149. I love how the video says it starts September 7th and it’s like not that yet and it’s almost at 3/4 of the way to the goal already. :)
    PS: OMG DRAMA SEGMENT!!!! :D

    4 years ago
  150. looks like you will get that money by tomorrow or the day after :D

    4 years ago
  151. I wish I could donate, but I can’t! But I hope you can reach your goal!
    But I am a bit worried that once EYK becomes a real buisness, that it will stop being quirky and fun and become all serious and business-y D: (I always liked the Kitchen/Living room background, but maybe that’s because i’m used to it.) but I know it’s all for the best! Good luck! EYK FIGHTING~!

    4 years ago
  152. Done and done. Your fans love you (otherwise they would hardly be your fans), and I think it’s time to give back for all the hours and hours of fun and information you have brought us so far. :)

    4 years ago
  153. Nasties, maybe we should start an official fanclub and celebrate this day as the anniversery of EYK & Nasties for the many years to come that we shall spend together? Today we have showed the power of us oh-so-nasty fans and all the love and gratefulness we feel towards Simon and Martina (Spudgy & Meemers aswell) :D
    /Sincerly a bias-free very nasty.

    4 years ago
  154. Donating to you guys!~ Love you guys, can’t wait till you are all set up :) 화이팅!

    Possibly will donate again later~

    4 years ago
  155. please wait for my payday because right now broke as hell and don’t you dare close it before the actual 45 days xd

    4 years ago
  156. you guys should use Kickstarter!!

    4 years ago
  157. A truly impressive output already, almost 30k in a few hours! I discovered your videos about a year ago after a lousy car accident and they were always a great way to relax, best luck in getting your studio you two, you deserve it.

    4 years ago
  158. Can I come work for EYK INC later? :) haha

    4 years ago
  159. As soon as i get my money I’ll donate!!!!!! After all you’ve done for US you deserve This^^

    4 years ago
  160. I’ve donated, I’m just sorry I couldn’t donate more. Good luck and I can’t wait to see you next videos! Thank you for making me laugh even on my toughest days!

    4 years ago
  161. Fighting ^_^! It would be fun to film for you xD!

    4 years ago
  162. Awh, I’d donate if I could, but I’m currently getting a new apartment too and I barely have enough for it. Once I get enough money though, I’ll buy a few of your t-shirts! Good luck you guys!

    4 years ago
  163. WOOOOO Im going to donate what i can when i get my paycheck this friday~!!!!!

    4 years ago
  164. I shall help you guise! Just need my money from work, which should be in on monday! <3

    4 years ago
  165. $26,531

    4 years ago
  166. I am so happy for you guys! Simon and Martina your quirkiness is refreshing! Even when you continue to expand EYK I hope you guys just keep on keepin’ on and just keep doing you! May EYK Inc be fruitful, may it bring joy to whoever comes across it and may you Simon and Martina feel fulfilled, satisfied and happy with this new era in your life!(Man it sucks being a student I wish I could contribute but I don’t have paypal or a credit or debit card)

    4 years ago
  167. This is how the internet should work. Seriously. You give us an amazing amount of entertainment for free with a few ads here and there, and then you just kindly ask for a donation after several long years.

    My reply?

    Fuck yeah. Sure. Here’s my $. Keep it up, can’t wait to see what’s in store.
    Also. Kittens. Ya. Internet…right here. Learn dear corporations, please learn, even us poor netizens are willing to shell out when it’s free and happy. There’s a revenue model for ya.

    4 years ago
  168. Hmm, according to the time zone converter I checked (guessing you guys posted your last vid before going to snooze), it’s about now Koreans would wake up/go to work… I wonder, what will be the first reaction Simon and Martina will have checking the donations while drinking coffee (just a scenery in my head).

    In short, your fans are seriously dedicated, because you have reached over half your goal in less than 24h. That is seriously crazy!

    4 years ago
    • methinks they dont wake up so early haha what with their crazy schedules, i think they once said they usually wake up pretty late cos of how late they sleep, the best scenario would be them checking it and being like crap the sites wonky, it says goal reached already, that cant be…cant be. cant BE….omg we has monies now!!!

      4 years ago
  169. Oh man. I just lost my job and I’m broke! On the other hand, it means more time for watching your videos so I hope that at least I’ll double your income from youtube :D good luck! I was touched to see how many people contributed within the first three hours, those numbers is not only the money the fans give you, it’s love! :)

    4 years ago
  170. I’m just a student, but i’ve been watching your video for almost 3 years, and I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I hadn’t contributed at least a little bit :)
    And like you said, if everyone help, you’ll be able to do it !

    Hope everything works out, but by the looks of it, I’m not worrying much^^

    4 years ago
  171. Wow we Nasties are a devoted lot huh, I don’t think you will need 45 days, (but who the heck donated $1000!!! now that is some dedication and love), we really appreciated all the fun and laughs you bring to our lives for free ;-) Fan from both the UK and tada Zambia!!

    4 years ago
  172. Guys I’m watching you over a year now and i’m very proud of you! I will donate on Friday when I’ll have money in my card!! But I think till tomorrow you will reach your goal! xD I hope your dreams come true! Seeing so many people supporting you, means that your efforts and the tired schedule did worth it!! Kisses and hugs from Greece!! xD

    4 years ago
  173. I was hoping I could go to BigBang´s concert in LA on November…..But EYK needs my help NOW, so BigBang can wait a little more!!!
    When I get my scholarship money, Im going to donate some of it :D

    4 years ago
  174. I will donate close to the end of this month when I get money! It’s looking like the goal will be surpassed by then though!! It makes me soooo unbelievably happy that you said drama segment. I will cry tears of joy when this happens. You guys are amazing! I hope everything works out!

    4 years ago
  175. Happy to donate, what are fan clubs for! Can I officially call myself a Nasty now?

    4 years ago
  176. I realllllyyy wish I could! But I’m 13 and my mumz doesnt trust the internet DD: I reallllly wanna help out :((

    4 years ago
  177. I donated $40. I really wish I could help you guys more but I don’t have the money so I might just send you stuff in the future (maybe cans of bright coloured paint? XD). I really hope this goes well for both of you and it makes me happy to think of what this means for EYK~ It’s going to be one of the highlights when I go to Seoul within the next 5 years!

    4 years ago
  178. This is the best fandom ever, nasties!!! ^^
    I’m only 15 years old, and I really don’t have any money, but I wanna do my best and donate as well! Good luck, EYK Inc!!!

    4 years ago
  179. this video’s only been up for three hours and already more than half of the $40,000 goal has been raised!!! WAY TO GO NASTIES!!!

    4 years ago
  180. that’s awesome i already helped by giving you guys views soooo
    xDD, super broke college student so hope you guys are able to fullfill your wishes

    4 years ago
  181. Please Please Please Please Please PLEASE don’t change…. Sure, add the new editors, and space.. but I’ll always love you guys doing videos in your kitchen, and geeky home made videos. Please don’t go full out professional like the other youtubers… I don’t want you guys to become sell outs… I love you♥

    4 years ago
    • Don’t worry. We thought long and hard about this. We’ll still be shooting our cheesy videos in unprofessional settings, but we’ll have the office space to shoot other videos and edit those videos as well. I can’t imagine Music Monday in front of a Green Screen!

      4 years ago
      • thank god *-* i was a little afraid you might change ><

        4 years ago
    • lol i like this idea! You guys should put a fake kitchen set up in your filming area.

      4 years ago
    • I really understand how you feel. My inner hipster is crying right now. lol. But you know what, SCREW MY INNER HIPSTER!!! Eat Your Kimchi, TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! You have my support!! MWahahahaha!!!

      But yea I still love their good ol’ bloggity feel…..maybe they should build a kitchen in their studio….hmmm…..

      4 years ago
      • “bloggity” copyright fuuko4869 September of 2012

        hey fuuko, I would love to meet you sometime too. Is it weird that i concider you to be a part of the EYK family, like a second cousin that’s at all the gatherings?

        4 years ago
        • Haha, feeling kinda embarrassed now (⌒_⌒;)
          I like the second cousin analogy, but I’m really just a random Nasty just like y’all, and I haven’t even met S&M. Also, I’m not the only mod here, Cari Cakes is also helping out, although I’m a lot more talkative than her (not always a good thing).
          That aside, I always dream of meeting other Nasties, since they’re all so lovely and intelligent. I went to my sister’s school for some random event the other day, and saw a boy there wearing the Batoost shirt. I tried my best to act like a good mature adult when my sister introduced him, but it was hard for me to not full on spazz out xD

          On a side note, I looked up ‘bloggity’ after you mentioned it, and it doesn’t even exist on urban dictionary!! Although some people have thought of it before me. Hmm. Interesting. :D

          4 years ago
      • There will come a point where they wish they could still edit in bed without going out to the office lol

        So happy they reached their goal!

        4 years ago
    • haha i agree, if they could set up their studio like their home(as in a fake set hahaha) it would be hilarious and very very lovely to watch

      4 years ago
    • What do you define as selling out? Everything and everyone changes.

      4 years ago
    • That’s so true. I never pictured them in front of a green screen before. I’ll miss the kitchen setting. Hopefully they’ll still make it feel homey even if it’s more professional.

      4 years ago
  182. I want to donate but I don’t have a creditcard or paypall T.T

    4 years ago
  183. $25 winging its way to you right now x

    4 years ago
  184. I actually feel kinda guilty because I use Adblock all the time :(
    To make it up I rushed to go get my credit card and hop on the fundraisingvan !!
    Much success you guys, you totally deserve it and I totally want to see more and better of you.

    4 years ago
    • If you click on the Adblock icon, you can opt to disable it on eatyourkimchi.com…

      4 years ago
  185. I had 5$ on my paypal account, sign from heaven or what? ;), so I’ve added a brick to the wall ;)

    4 years ago
  186. WOW! $24K+ and counting! I wish I can donate to you guys as well but I’m just a mere student with no money. ;~; Anyways, all the best to you, Simon & Martina! Hope you achieve your goal very very soon! EYK studio! WOOHOOO!!! :DDD

    4 years ago
  187. I REALLYYYYY wish i could donate. I don’t have a job yet, so i can’t D: I think by the time i get one, the fundraiser will be over… you guys get the money from the T-shirts, right? Like, just you? Cuz when i get money from my job, i am buying a lot of those… just sayin’. :3

    4 years ago
  188. I wish I had put my paycheck in the bank yesterday like I planned, but I’ll put it in tomorrow (don’t have time today) and donate on Friday!

    4 years ago
  189. wow I’m so happy for you guys!!!!! this is awesome and of course that I’m helping you… the work that you do rocks and I wish that you can fulfill all your projects soon.

    4 years ago
  190. it looks like we have te have a zip code to donate wich i have no idea what it is since i am not from America and this is really too cause i would have loved to help you guys. France is sending you a lot of spiritual support.

    4 years ago
  191. Gonna donate next month when I get my paycheck. :D
    Even if you’ve reached your goal at that time. ^^

    4 years ago
  192. I can’t send a lot, but still want to help a bit–but the problem is I don’t have a credit card/debit card, or access to paypal! I’ve seen other comments about others with the same problem–is there a snail mail address we can use??

    4 years ago
  193. wow!! $23,477 already!!!!

    since there are still 45 days left (well, according to my time zone) im going to contribute something, when i got my pay cheque which is at the end of every month.. but in the meantime, im sure there wouldnt be any problem in reaching ur target considering the pace of the fundraising at the moment!!

    GOOD LUCK EYK and S&M!!!! XD

    4 years ago
  194. If I could donate at least 1 cent so they can realize their dreams, would be happy, I love your shows, I always draw a laugh. Sorry guys, I’m poor and my mom manages my money. So sorry. ): I hope to remain a Nastie (?
    Sorry for the bad english I’m from Argentina D:

    4 years ago
  195. If I lived in Korea, I would definitely apply to assist with editing. I love editing film, personally, but I’m stuck in Canada, so there’s that @_@ Good luck!

    4 years ago
  196. omg you guys are already over halfway there!! I’m so proud to be a Nasty. If I get this job I have an interview for on Sunday, I’ll donate $50! :)

    4 years ago
  197. I wish I could help but I’m a minor and I’m too young to get a job… You guys will make it though. You’ve already raised half of your goal in a few hours! Good luck!

    4 years ago
  198. You guys already raised like more than half of your goal in less than a day (at least in my timezone) The power of Nasties

    4 years ago
  199. I want to donate too of course, but my question is : Even If I’m Polish, and we have zł, not $, can I still donate? Is it alright? I love you guys and it will be great for me to help you!

    4 years ago
  200. Yay! This sounds totally awesome! I’m definitely going to donate something (once I figure out how a debit card works >.>)

    4 years ago
  201. I’m tearing up beacuse I’m so moved by my fellow nasty’s!!! I love you! I wish I could donate.. But I’m under 18 and my mum is afraid of the internet…. :( so I felt really bad.. and then my fellow nasty’s make me so happy by donating for all of us.. :’ ) geez, I’m proud like a parent.. over nastys and simanandmartina!! <3

    4 years ago
    • My parents are like that, too!! Why did there have to be so many scams and such??!!! If there weren’t any, I could give the money I just got for my birthday!!!

      4 years ago
  202. YOU GUYS ARE AT 22,760!!!!!

    4 years ago
  203. Simon and Martina,

    I’m a business professor (seriously). I’d love to talk to you. I’m going to donate, but honestly, I’d rather INVEST in your company rather than threw a few bills your way.

    How can we connect?

    4 years ago
    • You can also tweet them, maybe there’s a chance they will read it too! Just a thought :)

      4 years ago
    • Feeling a little bit sad, because I’m not a business professor and thus all I can do is ‘throw a few bills their way’. :(

      4 years ago
  204. I follow you since you started, then 100$ sent!^^

    4 years ago
  205. I am a teenager… I am afraid I can’t help D:
    but you guys are so going to get this!!
    I say thanks to all those who are able to help, because I love EYK

    4 years ago
  206. Please have more “Care packages” !!!

    I wanted to get those but they are already sold out. I’m sure there are many other people who want to get those too !!!

    and its a awesome profit for both of us :)

    4 years ago
  207. OMG I see you guys having your own show in a few years! lol that would be so cool! I’m sooo excited! and as a die-hard Nasty I want to help you guys! and a studio is suuuch a good idea~ totally anticipating it! although I’m kinda sad, because the apartment was kinda part of the videos’ charm~ but yeah! Seoul! that means more WANK’s around the capital? :D

    4 years ago
  208. I should be able to give this week, I hope my little bit helps!!! I love EYK

    4 years ago
  209. Wow, it’s so touching! 20k in about an hour!
    Doubt you guys saw this coming, but you deserve it!
    Just donated 40$!

    Keep up the good work!

    4 years ago
  210. Watch them make another video in tears when they realize how much has happened in so little time :P . Best wishes to you, Simon, Martina, Spudgy and Meemers!

    4 years ago
  211. i’ve been watch for about 2 years so of course i’m gonna help out. done and done. wow indiegogo is easy to use.

    i hope you guys got the coffee and other things i sent you. give a shout if you see this.

    4 years ago
  212. wow!!!!!! you guys got so much so quickly!! so cool!!!
    i’ll be getting money soon!!
    i’ll donate then!!

    4 years ago
  213. Over $20,000 in a few hours. Screw 45 days left, you will more than reach your goal today.

    4 years ago
  214. In a week, I’ll get money and donate it for you guys!

    4 years ago
  215. Could you add more “Care package” perks ? I REALLY wanted one but they’re all out. TT-TT

    4 years ago
  216. I really look forward to your amazing work, I also sended you my small contribution. Normally I don’t like spending money, but I definitely feel like wOw, fanstatic baby about this one. ^^b

    4 years ago
  217. WOW! 20.5k (and going up) on the first day! Can’t wait to see what it’ll look like after the 45 days! XD We Love you EYK!!

    4 years ago
  218. i will give you as much as i can when i get paid, don’t you worry,
    선생님(s)! us Nasties are here for you! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW APARTMENT AND OFFICE!!! ooh, will you give us tours of both? :D that would be cool :D

    4 years ago
  219. WOW! they reached half their goal in one day! I’m so happy for them, they really deserve it. btw does anyone know where they got that picture drawn, the one that u c b4 u start the video?

    4 years ago
  220. Already halfway!!!! You guys are so great, you actually gave me the idea of becoming a French teacher abroad! (I’m studying for it right now^^) and I’m soooo greatful for that! Good luck with the fundraising!

    4 years ago
  221. What program do you guys use to make your art? Like the thumbnail

    4 years ago
  222. More than halfway in 2 hours! I wanna say I’m surprised, but I’m not! I don’t know why you guys still don’t get why we all find you so entertaining!

    4 years ago
  223. Wow (Fantastic Baby), you guise have almost $20,000!!! Half Way!! An hour ago I checked and it was $15,364!! Nasties are the best!! WE LOVE YOU, SIMON AND MARTINA!! I wish I was old enough to earn money, so I could give you a lot. :(

    4 years ago
  224. I would love to be able to donate $500, however as a poor university student in the cold isolated land of New Zealand $40 is ok right?

    4 years ago
  225. The power of the Nasties is unstoppable!

    4 years ago
  226. i keep reloading the page to see how much it has gone up, at this rate, by this time tomorrow, u guys will have met your goal :) man i feel so proud !!!

    4 years ago
  227. OMG GUISE, THEY ARE ALREADY HALFWAY TO THE GOAL!

    4 years ago
  228. OMG!! You guise are already about halfway there. I am going to donate next week when my broker transfers my money.

    4 years ago
  229. Yay I will contribute right after I pay off this semester :D Simon and Martina, I can safely say that we all are happy to contribute what we can because you are making the kind of “TV” we want to keep watching… GO NASTIES!

    4 years ago
  230. Simon and Martina, we are gonna “blow your mind whootoootooo-ooo~~~” with our support.

    4 years ago
  231. I’ll def help when I get paid in 10 days ^__^

    fighting <3

    4 years ago
  232. I love you guys! We’re Korean Americans living in Irvine,CA with 2 grade school age kids and our entire family looks forward to your videos. You guys have so much charisma and have taught us and our kids so much about Korea…We’ll donate what we can. You guys are going to be BIG. BIG!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  233. i will donate when I get my next paycheck which is in 3 days EYK INC. HWAITING!

    4 years ago
  234. Thank you for all your videos!! :D
    They have cheered up my days and got me interesting in Korea, K-pop and dramas. Now Im going to Korea on sunday for three weeks, all thanks to you! So I donated to your future. ;) I cant wait see more videos from you and I hope you become a real K-pop channel.
    Ps. If you need a graphic designer, Im currently in uni studying it and would love to help with your site! :D

    4 years ago
  235. when my paycheck comes in the first thing i’m doing is donating to you gusie!! <3

    4 years ago
  236. Wow! Seeing the amount of money made in 2 hours is MINDBLOWING. once I get a credit card, I’m definitely donating money. EYK FIGHTING!

    4 years ago
  237. I am definitely donating to you guys, you guys definitely make up my week. Hope my donation helps ^^

    4 years ago
  238. Donation on the way…EYK Fighthing!!

    4 years ago
  239. It’s so sad, but I only have one dollar in my paypal account (hehehehe) So it’s all yours!!! You are almost half way!! Ánimo!!! Keep fighting!

    4 years ago
  240. its almost 20,000 in under 24 hours, way to go nasties! high fives all around !!!

    4 years ago
  241. all I could do was the 5 bucks in my paypal account, but i’d love to see what you guys can do with all of the money!

    4 years ago
  242. Unfortunately I’m currently broke and between jobs, but my last job payment comes in on the 12th so expect payment then! I ‘d love to get an evening with you but I get paid less than that a month. :(

    4 years ago
  243. I left $5, Sorry it’s all I had! Hope you raise your goal and beyond! Xx

    4 years ago
  244. Woohoo! $18.5K already!

    Just donated and totally worth it. Your videos make my day more often than I can count!
    Best of luck with the studio. ^___^

    4 years ago
  245. wahh my uncle lives close to hongdae~~ maybe if you guys move there, ill be able to see you guys!

    4 years ago
  246. I am donating now :) Love you guys!!!! I don’t know what I would do without your videos!!!! Good luck and much love from the States <3

    4 years ago
  247. Not even a full day and you guys are already halfway there! I’m so excited. I can’t donate anything until I get paid, but I’m super happy for you guys! You deserve this :>

    4 years ago
  248. I’m sorry I can’t donate much, but I hope it helps. You guys are awesome!

    4 years ago
  249. I really want to help you, but I’m from Sweden, can I still donate? I hope so!
    It would be super awesome if you got your own studio :D Just don’t loose the EYK-style (Gangnam Style automatically pops up in my head xD ) when you’re getting more famous, I’ve seen it happen to so many celebrities. :c <3

    4 years ago
  250. I just donated whatever I could, even though I’m just a full-time college student, I really love your show so best of luck to you both!

    4 years ago
  251. Good luck you guys! If only I could donate as well ;~; much much love!

    4 years ago
  252. I think you guys should raise the goal for this fundraiser, the way things are going now you’ll reach the goal in a day lol and i don’t think you’ll have a problame reaching 100K

    I donated only 25$ (for the picture), I wanted to take the option with the CD too, but i actually just got back from a 3 weeks trip to Korea, so i’m kinda low on funds… I hope this’ll be enough to help you guys <3

    also, Drama segment? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

    4 years ago
  253. Good luck and lots of love! ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* (◕‿◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

    4 years ago
  254. I just finished donating $40… Well worth the money… Wish I could donate more but sadly this is all I can spare TT.TT EYK Fighting!!

    4 years ago
  255. This is so exciting you guys!!! Congratulations!!

    4 years ago
  256. L M

    You guys are a third of the way there in a matter of HOURS:] I am so happy for you I’m actually tearing a bit. It takes so much baaaallls to open your own business as a foreigner in Korea of all places.

    EYK has brightened up my day too many times to count! You guys are amazing and hardworking and outstandingly funny people, and it’s time for fans to give something back!! I make this donation with much love and CANNOT WAIT to see a fully integrated EYK~ XOXO

    4 years ago
    • Aww, I found myself crying a little too. Simon & Martina have given us so much already for free, it feels good to be able to support their dream directly. Their vision for the future of EYK is so exciting :)

      4 years ago
  257. Of course I’m going to donate!! It feels like I’m a part of something huge when doing so, and especially since I’ve been following you for some time, even before you began the Kpop Music Monday Segments! As a supporter, I’ll donate! I’ve been receiving your videos for free for too long:P

    4 years ago
  258. I just donated a few dollars!
    I wish I could give more, since your videos always make me laugh and brighten my day! Really hope your plans will go well! fighting! ^^

    4 years ago
  259. I want to be a stock holder for EYK!

    4 years ago
  260. Oh i’m gonna set up a Paypal account for donating!!
    And apart from this,how about promoting your online store?
    Don’t forget your Batoost, Bilasa, Spudgy and EYK Tshirts!

    4 years ago
  261. I love eatyourkimchi! Simon and Martina have amazing people skills! WILL DONATE!

    4 years ago
  262. i love you guys, us nasties will definitely support you!!!! am pretty sure ur goal will be met in under 3 weeks . . . maybe even less

    4 years ago
  263. I’m pretty sure I’m right now the poorest I’ve ever been in my adult life… But when EYK calls for my aid, how could I possibly decline? Hope $50 is enough…

    4 years ago
  264. I’m more than happy that I can help! ^^
    Already donated and now I will be waiting for my own Autographed Polaroid Picture! Yay! ;)
    Wish you all the best! Rise strong and healthy! ;D

    4 years ago
  265. Wow! $13,000+ in the first hour! I’m so happy, I’m actually crying a little (and I’m not even the one getting the money.) Nasties, you truly are the most amazing people and I love each and every one of you.

    4 years ago
  266. If i can waste $165 on a useless college art book, then I think i can donate $100. EYK forever!!!

    4 years ago
  267. You guise are the reason I’m moving to Korea to teach :) For helping me finally make the decision I was too scared to make on my own, I can definitely spend some savings to try and pay you back

    4 years ago
  268. I’m broke right now, but I get financial aid in a few weeks so I will donate then, but I will post it on my site and blog.

    4 years ago
  269. nah

    the pack i want is almost sold out! and i don’t get paid till Friday boo! o well ill donate else were !

    4 years ago
  270. I’m really sorry I cannot help!
    Just a poor NASTY soul (who have been watching you since Ayy Girl Music Monday review) like me can do nothing to help! I feel bad for this!Still, I love you guys so much and I seriously hope there won’t be any entertainement label or any lobby who will try to take away what made eatyourkimchi.com so special; the quirckiness, the fun you seem to have while filming each of your videos and the really close and homely feel but most of all, the passion you have for Kpop, and the seriousness you have in keeping your promise to be there for each music monday, wank, open the happy, and the previous wtf…Hope you’ll always be independant and free with your content and reviews!
    Viva la eatyourkimchi!

    4 years ago
  271. I’m expecting my very first Visa card this week guise and I will be spending it here FIRST.
    Nasties love you Simon and Martina <3

    4 years ago
  272. Of course we can do this much for you guys! I’ll donate when I can, but right now I don’t have any money!

    4 years ago
  273. Cat

    I might not be able to donate at the moment…But I might be able to make you guys a…studio..warming gift! xD

    4 years ago
  274. I’m so proud of you guise!!! I’ve watched EYK grow up from little clips about Korean ice cream to full-scale WANKS and interviews with Korean artists, and I’ve always been amazed and grateful that you two have gone so far! As your business has grown, so has my passion for Korea, and so I will donate to cheer on your dream of making a studio and mine of moving to Korea :D You two are an inspiration and I’m thankful you’re so passionate about what you do. ^^ Saranghae~~~! EYK Fighting!

    4 years ago
  275. I’ll come be your editor lol. I wish.
    Unfortunatly i can’t donate much, i’m broke.
    But i’ll donate again when i get some more moneys.

    4 years ago
  276. You guys already have $11,217 :O
    Although I REALLY wish I could donate, I can’t (Blame my parents .-.)
    Good Luck guys! EatYourKimchi fighting!

    4 years ago
  277. JP

    :) I hope you get together what you need and then some! Good luck! I did my own 5$ too!

    4 years ago
  278. Your contribution timeline bums me a little… this is because I am planning to go to Korea in 2 years, together with a friend. I would have loved to have met you guys under one of these things, but won’t be able to *sad face*. In 2 years, when I near 26, I am going back as an adopted Korean looking for my roots, which happen to be quite interesting.

    First of all, I am born in Anyang-myun, a province that I have barely heard a thing about, and apparently my parents were day labourers, with a family of 8 children, before I was born. I guess, in such essence, it gives a lot of speculation to why I ended up here (Sweden), but it’s a mystery I hope to solve by then. Secondly, all I have *by korean adoptive law* right to know is written down on a few papers, such as the names of my parents and their whereabouts. In which, I am still wishing to know why they labeled my father as *well rounded*, while my mother has quite a detailed decription.

    Sadly, both my parents were quite old when I was born, my father was 62, and my mother was 40 (she was his second wife). My father passed away when I was four, without me knowing it. That made him around 66 years old when he died. Seeing this, I know I will never get to meet him, but I hope my mother will remain until the day i can financially be able to travel (because it is expensive to travel, irritatingly enough), and that at least i can get the chance to meet her, never having managed to meet him.

    *rereads her post*

    Er… I guess, this kind of turned into a sad story, but what i really want to say is thank you so much, Simon and Martina, for giving me such a wonderful view of modern Korea. I was 16 the first time I went to Korea, and I was shocked because the country had changed so much since I left as a baby, and all my books (all written around 1988-1990) that my parents bought around the time were so dreadfully outdated I didn’t know how to keep up with it. Your weekly videos, updates and educational messages has really helped me to catch up more and more to the country I was born in.

    Ps: I also contributed, but with little money myself, f bucks is all I can manage. Until, I get paid.

    4 years ago
  279. Of course we nasties will always help out in any possible way!!! Your videos bring me so much joy and always without doubt put a HUGE smile on my face! I 110% love everything about you both and your videos! You’ve inspired me and have been a massive help in increasing my love for Korea! (I’m moving there in 3 years to teach after college!!!) You two deserve nothing but the best, and it’s so sweet of you guise to always be thinking about your viewers in every decision you make! Much love EYK! I’m donating right now :D EYK FOREVAA! no… FIVEEVAA!

    4 years ago
  280. I’ll have to wait until I get my second paycheck to donate (the first one has to go to help pay my credit card bill >.<), but I will in fact donate! It's coming!!! After how much you guys gave us, it's the least I can do. You have the best videos and make me laugh several times each week. You're also just such great people. I've been watching your videos since before KMM even started, so I figure that's worth a lot! Thanks for all you've done and all you continue to do! Love you guys~ <33333

    Also, I can't believe it's already over $10,000. Wow… fantastic baby!!! o/

    4 years ago
  281. ps- Drama segment for the win.

    4 years ago
  282. YES I WILL BUT U GUYS NEED TO WAIT TIL MY PAYDAY CUZ IM POOR RIGHT NOW…. T.T

    4 years ago
  283. gonna get extra $$ for my b-day so will be happy to share some with you, but need to wait till next week cuz now i have literally 4$ in my account T_T

    4 years ago
  284. For now I can spare $5 but I hope to contribute again soon.

    4 years ago
  285. Nat

    Of course we can help because we love you guys! Just checked out the page and apparently a lot of people agree with me, lol. I hope that we can help you guys reach all your goals so that you can level up EYK to the next epic level!

    4 years ago
  286. Can’t do it right now, but I’ll give you my word my contribution will be in tomorrow! It’s 2AM here so X_X You guys are doing great, and me being in the Media industry too, it’s hard to get investment so here I shall… help your fundraising ^^

    4 years ago
  287. I was just gonna donate $5 but I really want that polaroid!! lol Thank god for my extra money i got from Financial Aid!!! :D

    4 years ago
  288. It’s not letting me donate D:
    I’ve gone through the information a thousand times, but it still says to try again. Anyone else having the same issue?

    4 years ago
  289. Gaaah!!! I will ABSOLUTELY donate!! I hope $10 is good enough. If I could I would give you sooooo much more, but I am a poor college student who is having my own money issues and blah blah blah, you know what I’m saying…. However, every night when I come back to my dorm, I throw on “Eat Your Kimchi” to help me sooth into relaxation and get some enjoyment from what is usually a stressful day, so its worth it. I would love for you guys to keep this going… And if this helps you guys to get a business going and to help you guys with hiring additional help I am all for it.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE allow me to come and have the utmost honor in meeting you guys. *I’m coming to Seoul for study abroad this summer and then to Teach in 2014* I love you guys so much!!! ^_^ 아자 아자 화이팅 Simon & Martina!!!!

    4 years ago
  290. I haven’t read the entire blog…but I was just wondering if Kickstarter would work for you guys?

    4 years ago
  291. Just sent my money and hope that it finds you well in a new studio. I will send more on payday (must get the care package before they are all sold out). Love you guise.

    4 years ago
  292. I still can’t believe deposits for apartments cost that much. How does anyone even manage to afford it? Is it something that happens to foreigners only, or do Korean people face this too (and if so, are there any campaigns to challenge the system)? I hope you manage to raise enough money and achieve everything you want to!

    4 years ago
    • The deposit is decreasing these days but Koreans actually think the other way around – we think paying rent is just throwing away money. Koreans will either save up the money to pay deposit which is guaranteed to be back in you pocket after the contract or lend money for the deposit at a lower interest rate than the monthly rent. Hope this solves your question.

      4 years ago
  293. Once my hubby gets home from work, I’m gonna ask him if we can donate a little. We spend at least one night a week catching up on EYK. It’s a time for us to be geeky with you while our kids are asleep. Go go EYK!!

    4 years ago
  294. ughhhh guys! why couldn’t you have waited until friday! I really want that care package! I’ll still donate whether its available buttttt yearg…really wanted to get that :) I’ll see you fridayyy. Love you guys~

    4 years ago
  295. U guys should make an eat your kimchi eBay account I will buy any thing I can get from u guys

    4 years ago
  296. Man I wish I could donate to get that cd I’m gonna wash the dishes every single day and well i’ll how much I ge via twitter

    4 years ago
  297. p.s. if i could afford the Afternoon out with EYK, you would so be wearing my face on a WANK!!!!

    4 years ago
  298. Glad to help with a donation! I’m wondering if the South Korean government tourism people would see the benefit of helping, too?? You two (and Spudgy and Dr. M) are great ambassadors for South Korea!

    4 years ago
  299. I hope you can wait for at least 2 more days since pay day was pushed to Friday because of the Labour Day holiday. I might not be able to give a lot since
    I’m a dirt poor University student and you must know how expensive schooling in U of T is. But I’ll gladly help as much as I can. You guys make my day so much brighter and I hope you can continue doing this.

    4 years ago
  300. Plotting how to get my hunny/friends/family to give me enough green for my birthday for the perks I want!!

    4 years ago
  301. Nasties Unite! Really, I love what you guys do and if I can contribute in some small way to keeping the EYK dream going that makes me SO HAPPY! I mean really, how could more videos be a bad thing?

    4 years ago
  302. i just donated via paypal, hope you guys get your $40k =)

    4 years ago
  303. i shall donate whatever i can!!!! when i get paid lol that’ll be $10 sorry it’s the only amount i can give ^^

    4 years ago
  304. Donating $30 right now because that’s all I have to spare before digging into my school’s money. I really, really think we can all make it. I love you guys!

    4 years ago
  305. I’m in
    *dreaming of being a secretary for EYK

    4 years ago
  306. guys i am not from korea and i would like to help but i want to make a payment from my card and its the first time i am doing..please help with some instructions…like what is the security code or …:(

    4 years ago
    • GYG

      For your credit card right? if so its on the back of your card..right next to the spot you sign your card :) hope this is what you need lo :) hope it helps lol

      4 years ago
  307. If it had paypal as an option i could donate =(

    4 years ago
  308. Just donated some money. I have been watching your videos for over 2 years now and being able to watch EYK grow into something more makes me happy. Good luck and I will continue cheering you guys on! :) – http://magikyul.tumblr.com

    4 years ago
  309. holy crap, when i donated it was at 300$ now 2 minutes later it’s almost $3,000! We Nasties won’t let you down!

    4 years ago
  310. I’m broke right now and also not working at the moment coz I’m trying to finish my degree before my plan of studies disappear completely (don’t know if you know something about Bolognia’s educational plan but, in Spain, it really sucks)… Anyway, even though I can’t afford helping in a donator way, I’ll share this and cross my fingers for the fundraising to keep raising as faaaaaaaaaaast as it is know… When I open the fundraiser site it had 300$ and now (5 min later) it’s almost 2000$!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!!! *happy clapping and jumping*

    4 years ago
  311. should be getting my student loan soon so will defo donate you helped me get through my a-levels when i became depressed from the stress of it so its the least i can help you with

    4 years ago
  312. don’t know how much i’ll donate yet, but i’ll sure help you guys!
    also, i’m in some kpop groups on facebook, so i’m spreading the news there too so more ppl can help!
    EYK fighting!!
    lots of love from brazil!

    ps:can’t wait for the drama segment!! ^^

    4 years ago
  313. I donated as well… 50 $ – ill be part of the song – yayy!! wow… everytime I refresh the page the donated amount rises and rises! Nasties support you! ;) EYK fighting!

    4 years ago
  314. I can give you more than dollar to help you guys! And if you’re hiring an editor, I’m here for help. I love editing !!

    4 years ago
  315. I’ld LOVE to donate some money, BUT I don’t have a credit card.. Only Paypal.. isn’t there a possibility to send you money through Paypal? ;~;

    4 years ago
  316. Crazy excited for you guys~ Definitely donating! I’ll wave when I come to Korea with koreankelela next year~ 8[

    4 years ago
  317. I hope you can raise that much money and more!! I’m excited for you guys!! Love this site!!

    4 years ago
  318. ahh i wanted to donate but i dont have a credit card =((

    4 years ago
  319. I will be getting my student Loans on the tenth of september hopefully. Any extra, I’ll try to donate at least fifty. I will help you guys. :)

    4 years ago
  320. Already 1500 dollars? Can’t wait to see the new studio AND the new segments ^^

    4 years ago
  321. Because I don’t have credit card, and I would LOVE to help in keeping EYK, will it be possible for me to pay that 5$ by PayPal?

    4 years ago
    • yea i m havin the same problem … i was hopin i can donate via paypal =( cuz i dont have a credit card

      4 years ago
  322. P.S.: … Actually, I bet there are a lot of editors among your fans that would help you for free. Including me. (Well, I do editing for fun, but from what I see I’d be able to do what you guys are doing with your videos…minus the After Effects stuff. >_> /will never get After Effects)
    I would actually do this if it wouldn’t take ages to send footage of that amount halfway round the world…even if it’s the internet. xD Also, it’d be difficult for you to explain to me what you want me to do with the footage when you’re…at the other end of the world.
    …..
    Conclusion: This world is too large.
    Hire me as an editor so I can move to Korea, I’ll be glad to do it. 8D
    /cough/ … just kidding, get someone a bit more professional. :D
    GOOD LUCK I LUB YEW. <3

    4 years ago
  323. All my birthday loot (you know the monetary kind, which let’s be honest when you turn 26 that’s all you get, unless it’s from Gma, then it’s a sweater) is going your way! Birthday is Saturday and we shall see how much I, therefore, you score! Also let all my peeps know that instead of sending gifts to donate instead!

    4 years ago
  324. I’ll be glad to support you ^ ^ also, I’ll click click click on your advs!

    4 years ago
  325. Holy crap almost $1000 in a few moments!!!!

    4 years ago
  326. I’ll figure a way to give a little something… bloody nonconvertible dirhams!!!!!

    4 years ago
  327. How do we donate?

    4 years ago
  328. I wish I was rich, totally love to have a cut out of me joining you on a W.A.N.K. XD

    4 years ago
  329. I’m a poor as hell college student, but you guys make my days so much brighter with your videos! I can’t donate much, but I really hope it helps!

    4 years ago
  330. Wow good luck! I’ll definitely try and donate. =) You guys totally deserve it! My first free-will donation! Haha. :) I’m excited for you guys!
    Once I get my financial aid in, I will definitely be able to donate. If I wasn’t a Biology major, I’d totally be an editor just for you guys and move to Korea. ^^ Good luck!

    4 years ago
  331. I know you guys are like super uber busy with all of this, but I think if maybe you got more tshirt designs (maybe with Meemers, for example) or other merchandise up in your store, you could make more money that way as well. I went into your tshirts looking for something to order perhaps for Christmas, and there wasn’t much to choose from ;-; Just a thought for later once things settle down to get more income.

    4 years ago
  332. Can I be your editor! haha seriously though I’d work for just kimchi.

    4 years ago
  333. simon and martina fighting ^-^

    4 years ago
  334. Getting my financial aid refund in a few weeks. I think a donation to EYK definitely counts as a school related expenditure :)

    4 years ago
    • EYK is very educational. They give you lessons on geography, sociology, economics, music, arts, linguistics, zoology, medicine, epidemiology, literature, information technology, and last but not least, cultural education. ^^b

      4 years ago
    • it makes school bearable so, yeah it SO counts!

      4 years ago
    • Agreed :D

      4 years ago
    • Same, I’m sure I can spare $20 when it comes in! :)

      4 years ago
  335. For sure i want to donate! I wish an american company will sponser you guys!

    4 years ago
  336. i will give up buying books on the kindle for a while, so i can donate!!! i wanna be a billionaire, so frikin’ bad…. buy a daytrip with S&M, it’d be so rad….

    4 years ago
  337. I’m not that money fortunate myself, but for the sake of ETK style, I’ll go and save some money to donate! Boomshakalaka!

    4 years ago
  338. I am broke right now, but don’t worry~ When I will have money, I will definitely donate :D Just wait a little bit(I know about the deadline.)

    4 years ago
  339. Wow in just 15 minutes over $225 donated! xD

    4 years ago
  340. Wow big things, indeed! :D I really hope you can make it happen and I’m sure I can scare up a few bucks for you guys ;b
    Oh, and I reeeally hope you get an editor cos more and new videos would be so great o/

    Hwaiting~!!!

    4 years ago
  341. Yes!! I was hoping you guys would stay in Korea!! I’m so happy and excited for you guys! haha love the interviews in the closet! Wish I could work for you guys lol You’re so much fun. I’m definitely donating. ^.^ Love You Guys!!!!!

    4 years ago
  342. DONE for 25 USD. I’m subscribed on YT as sandrinesmiles but when I saw this I figured I just HAD to be in there!

    4 years ago
  343. I’m donating 40$, right now. I love you EYK!

    Oh and btw, for the Meemers T-Shirt, it would be awesome if it was just like in the drawing : Meemers is trying to climb on my shirt, nooooo…. oh wait, it’s the picture.

    4 years ago
    • We’re in the works for that now!

      4 years ago
      • You could have a shirt that says:
        “Blow Your mind”…and underneath that could be a cute picture of Dr. Meemers

        4 years ago
        • I love that ideal! Of curse i like the ideal with Meemers clinging on your shirt as well.

          4 years ago
      • Please have an ‘Owwww I’m so nasty’ t-shirt!

        4 years ago
        • I want one to. But i think it would be better if it said “Oh, I so nasty” as the fucked up grammar is part of the joke?

          4 years ago
        • Agreed!

          4 years ago
    • I left for work almost after this message. The fundraiser had hit around 3600$ when I got into the bus. I just came back and I am totally flabergasted and completely amazed. Aigooo, Nasties are freaking awesome!

      4 years ago
    • We have a winner here! Meemers t-shirt!!

      4 years ago
    • i totally agree with the meemersworth t-shirt idea!!!

      4 years ago
    • let me sign this! I love your ideas xD

      4 years ago
  344. Happy to donate!! You guys are so awesome and amusing and I want this to continue and grow! I love living vicariously through your Korean adventures. =) Good luck!

    4 years ago
  345. EYK INC FIGHTING!! :)

    4 years ago
  346. i’m in! your guys’ videos make me really happy! here’s to hoping you guys can go legit and keep going for years!

    4 years ago
  347. I’m so happy you guys are choosing to stay!!! ^^ Sure, I’ll donate! If it means you guys get to keep doing your thing and making people happy, then why wouldn’t I? :)

    4 years ago
  348. I’m in and excited for you guys! Though I’m going in cheap and I still hope to just wave at you guys when I visit Korea next year. ;P

    4 years ago