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Hunting For Our New Studio!

December 7, 2012

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Ladies and gentlemen: WE FINALLY FOUND A STUDIO! A NASTY EATYOURKIMCHI STUDIO!!!

A little bit of our back story if you’re new to EYK: we started a crowdfunding project to go toward the getting of a studio. You wonderful NASTIES contributed a boatload more than we expected. After a bit of a wait for us to get the money, we could finally start looking around for the studio. The footage you see here is the whole studio hunting experience.

Now, this is a lot more sloppy than our regular videos, because we couldn’t walk around with our tripod and studio lights. A lot of the time we had to sneakily bring out our camera to film stuff, because the people there didn’t want us filming. Hells yeah we were gonna film our studio hunt! What: you don’t want your ghost holes caught on camera? Side note: you know, that first ghost hole we saw? They tried to tell us that it was perfectly fine and not the result of water damage. So we asked them what the bucket was for, underneath the hole. Was it a ghost catching bucket? HELLS NO! That’s a bucket for catching water. I don’t like being lied to in order to make a sale. Especially since MAMA DIDN’T RAISE NO FOO!!!!

So after seeing around 8 different offices over a span of two weeks, we finally found an office that was just perfect for us! It was formally a “UCC” studio which is Korea’s buzzword for “User Created Content”: it’s a kind of Konglish word for vlogging or making content for the internet. The point of this is: AYO – WE ARE A UCC FACTORY! We make boatloads of UCC in Korea. This was destined to be our spot.

The studio is already equipped with sound proof rooms and even a lighting rail so we can hang our lights! HERRRMIIIGERRRD!!! It even has a blue screen! And – check this out – for a fire safety system, instead of water sprinklers it has a powder system to put out the fire and not soak your equipment. AWESOME!

It still requires some work, especially considering there is no air conditioning and we’re on the top floor (we will roast in the summer), and we need to clean it up in order to make it an acceptable place to conduct interviews. We really felt down for a while there because it felt like we couldn’t find a place to suit our needs, but the very last place we saw was the golden ticket!!! So the timeline is looking like it will be done around January 2013, so three to four weeks or so, and we will keep you all updated on the demolition and reconstruction of the place.

Last thing: we’re really sorry that we haven’t sent out the fundraiser perks. It took us a long time to actually RECEIVE the money after the fundraiser finished, and only then could we look for a studio. Plus we were in the process of applying for our business in Korea as well as our VISA’s, so we couldn’t actually buy a studio without getting approved as a Korean business! Vicious circle of waiting. Once we found one and signed everything, Martina’s grandfather fell ill and we had to fly out to Canada for almost two weeks. We just got back recently, and met with the construction and design team instantly so they could start getting to work on the place.

So, once the studio’s ready for us to finally use, we’ll order all the boxes, labels, polaroids, and goods to the studio so we can pack it all up in one or two days. We thought about doing it in our house, but hundreds of boxes + cat + dog = disaster. Meemers will chew on it all and Spudgy will pee on it all. Fact. Plus, we’re going to get a bunch of friends to help make a Perk Preparing Factory! Our course we will bribe them with coffee and pizza. So I know you couldn’t see the finished studio, but what do you all think of the basic layout? I love love love the white brick and exposed ceiling! Let us know!

Now, we don’t have bloopers for this video like we usually do, probably because the entire episode was a giant blooper. Poop to that. But here’s our apartment tour if you’re new (or if you haven’t seen the apartment tour!). It’s all related to our moving into Seoul and starting Eat Your Kimchi Incorporated, so it counts!

We’ll be showing you more footage of the studio as it develops. Not sure how much we can get in, but I know tomorrow we’re gonna try to get them demolishing the place. I wonder if they’ll have a hard hat for us? Regardless, we’ll put ourselves in the line of fire to get that footage!

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  1. While construction is going on could you maybe do a video of the area the studio is in… as in exploring nearby coffee shops and restaurants you might end up going to while editing or working or ordering in from… might be a fun FAPFAP/WANK type thing.
    Also when are you revealing the Nasty Hall of Fame with all the donors’ names?
    I figured you might do that earlier since it would just be on your website and all digital…
    so Spudgy can’t pee on it lol

    3 years ago
    • One of our dreams is this: after a while, once we’ve been working in the studio and got a good workflow, we’ll set up a coffee shop on one of the floors below. We’ll call it the Nasty Coffee shop and sell the Nastiest Coffee!

      3 years ago
      • Lol. I hope you know that only the brave would willingly drink that Nasty coffee and of course random Nasties. But then again people still try to visit that Coffee Prince shop and it isn’t that pleasant there. I am sure the Nasty coffee shop would be far nicer, better lit and superior in coffee taste to that.

        3 years ago
  2. Smiles through the whole video. :D
    SO STOKED FOR YOU GUYS! God bless!

    3 years ago
  3. ed

    Congrats guise!

    BTW, about the fire extinguishing system: if it’s a “dry chemical” type, it’s still not great for electronics – it’s a very corrosive fine powder that will get in everything. Better than water, but still not great. OTOH, if it’s halon, super awesome!

    ed

    3 years ago
  4. I am so freaking excited! I don’t know if you guys can do this but it’ll be really cool if you can paint the exposed ceiling primary colors. It will make the ceiling pop out more.
    I can’t wait to see the end result!

    3 years ago
  5. It’s amazing!!! It’s going to look so so cool!!!! Keep up tha great work, I’m so happy for you~~~~~ ^^
    FIGHTING!!! o/

    3 years ago
  6. I am super excited. It also looks like such an awesome place. Now Big Bang can come and have a place to sit. it’s also awesome how the rooms are sound proof already. it would such if they wernt because you would have to pay for all of that. This way your not worrying about it. I am excited to see how everything is going to be and when you see up the desk. Now what you need is the Glass Name plates to show that your the presidents of the company. you have to get thoughts made up. I have seriously always wanted one of thoughts. when you get them you should video type it. You have your stamp and then your name plate all official-ness :P

    3 years ago
  7. This is so awesome! It’s like you guys are slowly building THE EAT YOUR KIMCHI EMPIRE/INC./CORP./CO. (what else?!) and when that day comes I’d be talking to my future offspring and be like, “Listen, kids, this is how it all started…” Hahaha. So excited for you! Fighting!

    (Oh, and by the way, I would totally work and live in your studio! Just feed me with ramen and let me bring my cat. I will do whatever job you want me to do. I can babysit Meemers and Spudgy when you’re not around! Lol.)

    3 years ago
  8. I hope I’ll get the opportunity to visit your studio next summer while I’m staying in Korea.

    3 years ago
  9. I loved the little ‘Are you afraid of the dark?’ theme tune!! :D

    3 years ago
  10. I’m so happy there is no ghost hole in your studio! *shiver*

    3 years ago
  11. This is BEYOND awesome, guys! Eat Your Kimchi just keeps getting better and better; and I’ve only been following you guys for a year! Good luck in everything! ;)

    3 years ago
  12. Looks FANTASTIC BABY!!! You know I had to say that! Anyhoo, I think a coffee/tea/espresso/bottled water station should be set up on the other side of that window in the wall thing (in the room with all the windows). That way the stars can hang out a little bit before or after the interview.

    3 years ago
  13. Knowing how awesomely developed the Design field is in Korea, I am SURE your studio will look amazing!!! <3 I am so glad you guys finally hit jackpot! :D Congratulations, you must have saved a Country in your past lives in order for everything to work out this way now! <3

    btw, I am studying Interior Design/Architecture – Do you guys know which University in Korea would give me the best possible training if I were to go and do a 6mo – 1 year exchange program or something?

    3 years ago
  14. i’m so excited for you guys!!

    3 years ago
  15. I’m so overjoyed for the both of you and all us nasties!! The apartment looks flippin FANTASTIC (baby)!! It really suits your guys style! I’m so grateful that you two found it :D :D :D I can’t wait to see the finished project :) If you don’t mind me asking, your studio is located in Seoul right? I think that’s what you said in a pervious video. Just wondering :) oh and, FIGHTING!

    3 years ago
  16. YAAY Ya’ll came a long way! I’m so happy for u guys!!! :D

    3 years ago
  17. i must say it’s … EHHHRMAAAGAAAAD so cool and when you were showing it before we knew it was ur studio i was like ” omg omg omg i can’t even it s perfect i know they chose this one :OOOO ”
    we even have powder instead of water
    never thought of that but erhhmaaahgaaaad so coooool
    it s perfect and in the studio where you had to go up a million steps i was thinking ” Thet’s not really the most practical place because I don’t think famous people would appreciate the gazillion steps (you included since ur are famous” GOSH GOSH GOSH you are going to MEET TOOOOP :O i know it i can feel it in my boooones

    3 years ago
  18. Yay! I’m so excited! That studio is perfect for you guys! Both funky and functional. I’m glad things are moving along nicely and I can’t wait to see the rest of the process as it unfolds. I feel like all us Nasties are going through this together :)

    3 years ago
  19. WEEEEE!!!! so excited!!I’m soooo glad everything worked out for you two!!! Thanks so much for keeping us up to date! I only wish i was able to help you guise out with everything!

    3 years ago
  20. For the appartment video, I just noticed at point 10:30 that Simon has ‘manner legs’ (look at the reflection in the window) i.e. spreading his legs so he and Martina can fit into the same frame :D

    3 years ago
  21. you have to have a dr.meemersworth and spudgy mural!!!

    3 years ago
  22. I’m so happy for you guys! I wonder if you guys would be hiring people, I would love to work for youuu~ let us know if you’re hiring lol >.<

    3 years ago
  23. I’m really impressed on how perfect it is for you guys!!! It looks so professional! I can’t wait to see how it will end up in the end :) Congrats!!!

    3 years ago
  24. Congrats! So excited to see the new building and can’t wait for all the fun projects that will happen in there!

    3 years ago
  25. The new studio looks really nice!!!! I can’t wait to see all the changes etc. Congrats guys!!! You two really deserved!! ;D

    3 years ago
  26. Weeee! It looks awesome! I can’t wait to see how it will transform! :D

    I noticed that there’s a guy in black cap that seemed to be tagging along with you guys. Is he?

    3 years ago
  27. Wow this is so exciting! I love the space, the great thing about Korea is their super crazy fast contruction work. I am constantly amazed at how fast an interior can go up in a new place.

    After two years of teaching in Korea (this february) I’ll be going home to the US. I started watching your videos in summer of 2010 to get prepared for the move, and watch them every week since. Even though I’m leaving the good ol ROK, I’ll continue to watch your videos and keep up with all your studio goodness! Also very excited to recieve the polariod perk from you as well after you are all settled in the new place!

    Just really happy for you two and proud of how far you’ve come. Congratulations on the studio! :)

    –Maren xx

    3 years ago
  28. congratulations!!!!!! :)

    3 years ago
  29. Can I please with a cherry on top be part of your styling fashionable department, if you ever get one or decide to create one ….? I’ll live in the streets I don’t care!!!

    3 years ago
  30. Is it strange to feel like a proud parent when I’m younger than you guise? XD Eat Your kimchi grew so much from the first time I watched your videos TT TT *Sobs sobs* Fighting for an amazingly NASTY studio!

    3 years ago
  31. Congrats guise!!! You’ve finally find THE studio~! I’m so happy for you and let me tell you that if it looks good without all the changes you’re going to do, afterwards I’m sure it’ll be absolutely-nasty-amazing! Keep us updated! (ps: if by any chance you need a multi-language speaker to work there, let me know! hahahaha *just kidding*). Kisses & hugs from Spain~~

    3 years ago
  32. This is so cool!!! More power and success to EYK!!!

    3 years ago
  33. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! Guys i’m so happy right now!! :) it’s getting bigger and better! :)
    Congratulations for your success :) i’m happy -Dancing like a crazy- Ok ._. i’m waiting to watch the first episode in the new studio :)
    Greeting from COLOMBIA!

    3 years ago
  34. Guys I cannot express how excited I am with all this.

    I have to admit, in spite of all your super biased propaganda, I had no plans to visit South Korea until you started talking about your studio. Suddenly I had a reason to go, lol xD
    and even if it isn’t open to visitors I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND I WILL FIND YOU

    UCC Studio!!

    POWDER FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM OMG I DON’T EVEN —– *O*

    Studio Hunting Adventure Now Korea = SHANK = homemade knife.
    That was so un-nasty. I was disappointed .__.

    I love how you’re actually considering how easily Kpop Stars can come to visit. It just seems way too surreal for me “Okay now how should I arrange my living room if Epik High were to visit” *NOSEBLEED*

    3 years ago
    • They’re installing air conditioners! We’re meeting them today in an hour to discuss the ceiling and the air conditioner layout and stuff :D

      3 years ago
    • Isn’t shank slang for fuck. as in intercourse fuck.
      Ahaha… :D

      3 years ago
      • I know shag is slang for intercourse, not shank. A shank or shiv is a weapon used to stab someone, usually made from an innocuous object and used in prison.

        3 years ago
        • Tbh i probably have been listening to the slang when it means to stab someone but assumed it means fuck because it fits. Lol

          3 years ago
  35. Simon and Martina, I am so glad for you guys! The place looks wonderfull!
    I can’t wait to see the studio all ready

    3 years ago
  36. OMG! OMG! It’s here! You found it!!! YAY!!!! (and somehow I can totally picture Big Bang coming in all swag and ready for their interview by EYK)

    3 years ago
  37. hongdae area is one of the most expensive to rent sth like a studio….. so much demands for musicians, artists, players, blahblahblah…. one thing that I’m curious about is, how did you guys communicate with that estate agent? hope somebody helped you translate and understand.. and that soju ‘처음처럼’ is a bit bitter and harder than ‘참이슬chamyiseul’. proper romanisation???? anyhow 참이슬 fresh is better….. :p give me a chance. hehe

    3 years ago
  38. i wish i could help with your studio! i live in Korea as well but oh well congrats maybe someday i can find you guys ʘ‿ʘ <– creepy smile

    3 years ago
  39. Ahhhh I’m so happy for you guise!!! And I’m also so happy that we Nasties made this possible for you! We are the best fan club (??) Everrr~~!

    3 years ago
  40. YAAAAY!!! Can’t wait!!! Will you introduce the vampire security guards too? :p #loljks

    3 years ago
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