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YES! Finally! We’ve wanted to do this video for SUCH A LONG TIME! Our studio opened December 31st, and we’ve had Soo Zee and Leigh coming in since then, but we never got the chance to officially introduce them to you guise. You’ve seen them in the background for some of our videos, and you’ve commented as well, but we never actually told you who they are. So, here’s an introduction of Soo Zee and Leigh, two awesome people that are helping out so so SO much with the Eatyourkimchi Studio, two vital parts of the Eatyourkimchi Crew.

So, let’s talk more about who they are and what they do!

Soo Zee: We met SooZee a long time ago through her sister who was interviewing us for a book. At the time SooZee was still busy with school, but after she graduated we were able to hire her! It’s kind of hard to come up with an appropriate title for her. She’s our everything fixer, if that’s a title or job. Personal Assistant? Business manager? I’m not sure. She does it all. Basically, she handles a lot of the stuff that needs to be handled, but we don’t necessarily have the time to do. For example, when we set up interviews, it’s not as simple as TigerJK calling us up and stopping by. Every artist has a manager. So, Soo Zee acts as our manager and speaks with their managers. Arranges times, prepares them for what we’re going to do, and ensures that everything goes through smoothly. Interviews are really hectic, and there’s so much happening that it’s easy to forget to, say, prepare snacks and drinks for everyone before they come, or remind us all to do the shot of them signing CDs, or whatnot.

Apart from interviews, she also deals with conversations with other businesses that contact us for different things, like interviews with us (rather than us interviewing artists), and different collaborations. Basically, we like being creative and making movies. We’re not business-y people, and don’t want to focus on that. Soo Zee handles that for us.

Not that Soo Zee isn’t creative, though. She’s really freaking artsy. When she graduated from University we attended her final graduation art exhibit and it was freaking awesome. She knows video editing, graphic design, and has been able to help out with that as well. She designed the robots that you saw in our Open the Happy glass door room, for example, and she’s in the process of designing some other cool redesign stuff that we can hopefully reveal soon. Soo Zee’s basically a jack of all trades, and makes our lives a lot easier so we can focus on having fun making movies. Ps-> SooZee has no social networks, so you won’t be able to find her on the internets :D

Intern Leigh: Leigh’s awesome. She’s a video editing superstar. She’s been editing videos since she was in high school, and always knew that she wanted to edit videos. She went to the best university in the USA for video editing. She was a full-time video editor back home, so she KNOWS what she’s doing. Currently Leigh is too busy with her Korean school studies to officially work at Eat Your Kimchi, but because she missed video editing terribly and was concerned her skills were getting rusty, she’s helping us take a load off by editing some of our segments. We’re hoping after she finishes her studies and if she’s still interested (and not weirded out by us) we’ll be able to officially hire her and demolish her Intern status! But until then…INTERN LEIGH!

We, on the other hand, have NO CLUE about video editing! We’ve only been editing videos for the past few years with Eat Your Kimchi. We have no experience with it before. No education. No relevant job experience. We didn’t even study editing online. We’re just winging it! So, with Leigh here, we’re learning so much from her, not just about editing videos, but about film theory, the film industry, how things are done, just…everything! We, on the other hand, are able to teach Leigh about the non-traditional approach to videos and editing via our experiences with YouTube. It’s a win-win situation. She’s done some great work at editing our videos. Some of you have noticed a bump in quality and a slight change in style for some of our videos. For example, that MFBTY interview looks great because of Leigh’s work.

So besides SooZee and Leigh being really great fun people, they also have a really good understanding of our videos and our style, and it is really great for bouncing ideas off of, and also contributes a lot of ideas for future videos and segments.

So…yeah! That’s the basic run down on the two of them!

So, the first video we did with them was just showing how awesome fun they are, and the second video here is SooZee and Leigh answering some of the questions you asked on Facebook, so you can get to know them more. Where they’re from, how are we as bosses, so on and so forth.

 

It’s not as fun as the first video, which we really had fun doing and laughed our assess off filming. Especially wearing our ugly outfits in public and dancing in busy areas. That was great. Especially since a Nasty walked up to us and asked for a picture as we were filming…IN OUR SUPER UGLY OUTFITS! YARGH!

And there is some deleted footage as well from the first video, if you feel like laughing some more. Leigh and Soo Zee had some difficulty guessing one of our EYK characters. AAAAYYYYOOOOOO!!!!

 

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  1. Intern Leigh is my new fave. Hands down. Thanks for this!

  2. Simon and Martina’s matching outfits>>>>

  3. I have a question for Intern Leigh. You said that you do video editing for EYK, what program do you use? Adobe Premiere? Or is it some other program? I’m a Motion Graphics major (undergrad) and I want to learn more about video editing, since it would definitely help me. Also, since you are going to a university in another country I kinda wanted to pick your brain about that. I want to travel and learn more about other countries and have been thinking about going to another country to study. However, I do want to finish my degree at my current college and then later go to one outside the US. I want to continue my study of art and design and have been looking more towards Korea (and sometimes Japan). I apologize for the random question, but I wanted a perspective of someone who is already involved in what I am interested in. Oh! And I’m from Texas too! (:

    Thank you for taking some time to listen to me.

  4. Is it me or Soo Zee is like the female version of Lee Teuk?

  5. anyone else like “TEEEEEXXXXASSSSSS!”
    no? just me. ok. GO TEXAS!!!

  6. LOL Leigh have “cool” floating above her head whenever i see her now. She’s been doing editing for who knows how long and is expert on it. Being able to do things that you interested in as a job is what I always want.

  7. Love the EYK CREW!!! Intern Leigh & Soo Zee seem like girls I would like to hang out with and talk about life with. lol. I was yelling GD to my laptop during the bloopers! too funny! :)

  8. Leigh. is. so. cute! (*3*)/

  9. If you join the eatyourkimchi crew you must leave all pride behind lol

  10. Loved how you introduced them Korean Variety Show Style!

  11. I thought you guys could only hire korean people, how are you gonna hire Intern Leigh if she’s from Texas? Sorry, I’m confused haha

    • I was wondering that too; actually, I was wondering about right now…. I guess since she’s an “intern” they haven’t officially hired her and thus, have not violated any laws. But what happens when they DO wanna officially hire her?

      Ah well, that’d just be a problem to attend to when they get to it.

  12. haha, i love this. this is great! XD i love it!!!! they are great aweesome people! i want to meet you all!!!!!!!!!! SooZee & Intern Leigh is VERY PRETTY! lol, i just have to say INTERN before Leigh, idk why. it’s just a automatic XD i feel like that’s her first name. haha “Intern” but she is great! loved this video!! SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! i’m happy you guys made this video!!!

  13. Liegh and Soo Zee are awesome!! (can’t help feeling jelly though – . – )

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

    P.S: look what I have found! http://kondoot.com/videos/28ad3deba1e *________* 8>8>8>

  14. u guys ROCK!!!!!!

  15. This is great! After reading all the things that Soo Zee and Leigh does for EYK, I can’t imagine how you guys handled it all before by yourselves! :) It is also great that Soo Zee can act as a manager and translator…how did you guys arrange to do interviews with artists before without speaking Korean?

  16. Can the EYK crew make a Harlem Shake video? hehehe i wanna see how you do it :D

  17. You can call Soozee your “Executive Assistant”.

  18. so we were all trying to answer the questions too right?
    Thanks to all the EYK crew for the great work!

  19. We still don’t know what groups/bias’s they have! Who do you both like? What sort of music do you listen to? Hey! This is important, it’s how NASTIES can relate!

  20. I like it ♥

  21. Intern Leigh is my other half <3

  22. Was that the Monkey Island “Drunken Monkey Kombat” between Soo Zee in Leigh when they did the poses faceoff…if so, I will pee my pants from happiness.

    • ‘Fraid not. It’s one of the Korean versions of Rock-Paper-Scissors. In an old S&M video, the explained the game for us.

      • I figured but held out hope…my sister and I used to do something similar based off of one of our favorite computer games and I know S&M also enjoy video games so I got a little excited that maybe they loved the old LucasArts games from my childhood too. Regardless, this rock-paper-scissors game looks pretty fun to try. I’ve been only following EYK for a year and half now so I must have missed that video. Thanks for letting me know!

  23. Simon looks pretty pimpin’ with his three ladies.

  24. Aah, they’re both so cute and Soo Zee is so pretty! They seem like fun, awesome people ^^

  25. I live in Texas ^^ Houston area! So HI LEIGH!

  26. GDragon was the character I can answer as fast as how Intern leigh answered all the others.. hahaha

    this was awesome!!

  27. ermagawd Leigh is from Texas?! I live in Texas right now but next year I’ll will probably in Korea for the winter to celebrate graduating high school :DD I will find you guys one day >:3

  28. Soo Zee has so much charisma and her reactions were amazing! Loved the chair scene and “I’m the best” part haha. Her knowledge of KPop was evident and I think it’s a good idea to introduce her opinion on a few TL;DR videos at least. Thanks Soo Zee for organising these amazing interviews so far and we are looking forward to more to come! Get (yourself) the UKISS and INFINITE boys in the nasty studio pronto! Oh, and SHINHWA!!!! Pretty please ^ – ^ Or any other band really, we’re not THAT picky :D Oh, the robots design for the ugly electric panel was awesome, well done again!

  29. I thought you had to hire at least five Koreans before you could hire a non-Korean? Or are you hoping/expecting that by the time you can hire Leigh, you will have a need and an ability to support a staff that large?

  30. I am so jealous that they have such a great work environment and fun bosses! So Jealous!!!!!

  31. i love you both Soozee and intern Leigh but Leigh is my Bias :P yay Leigh :P I love Soo Zee also. 사랑해요 :P

  32. Intern Leigh, she is so geeky – you just got to love her! luvluv

  33. You made me laugh so hard with your dance party. You guys seriously have no shame :D

  34. KAAAAA THAT WAS FUN, GOOD JOB TO THE NEW CREW :)

  35. :O INDONESIA?!?! SOO ZEE! SPPEAK SOME INDONESIAN FOR ME! :D

  36. Leigh and Soo-Zee are both beautiful and so talented!
    It’s wonderful to finally see/meet them!
    By the way, Simon and Martina you are terrible people with your punishme-er, “competition”
    Does it make me a terrible person to laugh though? Yes, well at least i’m in good company!

    HAPPY TO MEET Y’ALL, LEIGH AND SOO-ZEE. WARM WELCOME FROM TEXAS!

  37. Wow, you seem like such an awesome work crew, with a really friendly atmosphere :D I also like that both Soozee and Leigh seem relaxed on camera, so they can go along with your dorky weirdness which is really fun! Especially since I know I never could do that, haha.

  38. This was hilarious~! :D intern Leigh and Soo Zee are so cool and funny~!!!

  39. yanagiba yusuke22

    leigh is bbysitter for spudy n meemers last week?

  40. SimonaFerar

    geez you guys are fast. First the Live chat then this as I wake up~? get some sleep guise! <3

  41. So basically everyone at EYK is gorgeous and uberfantastical is what I’ve gathered from the videos. And I’m mega-jealous of both of them, haha. Why can’t all companies be as awesome as yours?! D:

  42. Awesome but i have been wondering how did Simon and Martina meet i mean if it is to personal then you dont have to say and what did you two think of each other when you first saw each other??? was it romantic or funny Lol. but remember if it is to personal to say you dont have to answer.

  43. bigbangfosho

    INTERN LEIGH AND SOOZEE! Yay! Oh guys, on my iPad, I watched the big video at the top of the article, and it automatically brought me to part 2. So I guess it is playlist mode friendly somewhat.

  44. I wish to major graphic design in Korea, so I was wondering which university did Soozee graduate from? :D

  45. hapagirl

    So happy for them to have a formal introduction. We met Intern Leigh during the studio stream, but now you can direct people to an actual video. I sorta wanna see the two of them also take a part in TL;DRs, this actually could have been one, but that’s really eyk crew’s decision than mine.

    I will say, I can’t wait for U-Kiss to have an interview with you guys in there and Kevin and Eli calling her out on that. I’m MORE than sure, Kevin’s watching this right now.

  46. This crew is awesomeee. 4 funny and lovely people~

  47. So, when do we begin seeing Intern Leigh and Soo Zee in KMMs? I think they should get some characters too. I have this NASTY (I know) feeling that they could pull off some pretty hilarious sketches, maybe they could form like a parody girl group with Martina? Just a thought~~~

  48. This is awesome! And I love SooZee’s name!
    You guys should organize studio tours :3

  49. I wish I had skills that would be useful for EYK, I would absolutely love to move to Korea and help them make videos forevers.

  50. officially an intern leigh fangirl :P hahahahaha

  51. Can anyone tell me where i can buy the eyk hat simons wearing in the video? i really want one. :)

  52. I’m so happy for you guys that you have great crew :D I was worried you’re videos might change because you have’workers’ but it only has improved :D

  53. Simon as GD – “I have the body of a 10 year old.”
    Soo Zee – “U-Kiss!”

    Apparently sounding like a kid means having the body of one XD All kidding aside, it’s nice to finally meet the new members of EYK!! You guys are awesome :D

  54. So my lap top was messing up though all of part two and every time it froze SooZee and Intern Leigh looked great supper cute. Simon and Martina on the other hand were all mouths wide open derp faces. I was almost rolling on the floor i was laughing so hard!

  55. ok i ship soo-leigh. *huggles* they’re so damn cute!

  56. “I have the body of a 10 year old” …. “U-Kiss!”
    *solemnly shakes head*
    I feel like I should provide with a montage of pictures with Hoon, Kiseop, Soohyun, and Eli with their shirts off.
    Hehehe. :)

    Wow, Soo Zee and Leigh are both incredibly talented. I need to become an incredibly talented person so I can live around the world like Leigh.

  57. Indonesia!!!! yeay, didn’t expect that word in eyk vid XD

  58. SooZee- Since you went to China for your high school, did you learn Mandarin/Chinese ?? If so, how fluent are you?

    Intern Leigh: O_O Wow, I do not know how you’ve that much money to travel so many places. Japanese??

    Both: Sibling?? Favor foods/color/game etc… korean drama??

    • Hmmmm… honestly I have to say that I USED to speak Chinese. Now I do know some phrases but can’t have a decent conversation in Chinese like before….:((

      • If/when EYK interviews U-KISS again, you guys should try conversing with them in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese(?). That’d be fun to see, especially for us bilingual (or more O.O) people :DD

  59. I feel like I’m watching the historical formation of this generation’s A-team or something…too much? Hehe. Seriously though ‘I love it when awesome people get together!’

    Warmest greetings to both Leigh and Soo Zee! Thank you for all your hard work in keeping us fickle folk entertained. It is greatly appreciated. Mad props to you both!

  60. KATHyphenTUN

    Looks like you have some wonderful help! congrats to EYK! ^.^

  61. Soo Zee looks very good. She should try and become a model or something instead.

  62. This is awesome!! Happy to finally know who the people hiding in the background are. Loved all the competitions and the dance party was brilliant. SooZee and Leigh seem really fun, I hope we get to see more of them ^^

  63. So now we know what Intern Leigh is doing in Korea, but WHY did she move to Korea? Was it just because she likes Korea, or was there some other reason?

  64. do you guys only hire pretty people!!! LOOOL both are gorgeous!!!!!!

  65. I haven’t even watched the video(s) yet, but I’m so excited that you put this together! Hoping the best for all of you in your new space with your “new” staff and yeah. It’s so cool to see EYK growing into something so stinkin’ awesome.

    • Okay – that’s one of my favorite videos of all time (second only to….MFBTY….and a couple others). I hope Intern Leigh and Soo Zee get to be in more videos in the future (and not just Intern Leigh’s back)!

  66. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  67. omg, when they were guessing for GD and said U-Kiss…I LAUGHED SO HARD OH MY GOSH.

  68. Great to finally meet you guys :D Ya’ll are totally awesome! Looking forward to more awesomeness for EYK!

  69. I didn’t know Simon’s “Ayo” was inspired by GD’s “Ayo” till now…such a great discover!XD

  70. What a cool, fun crew :) Will there be a guy in the crew in the future? Haha

  71. I must say, they’re both so purrrdy.

    P.S. SooZee doesn’t have a social media account. Like, NONE AT ALL? Wow. I am legit flabbergasted. I mean… WH– HOW?

  72. YukiRed

    Nooo! U-KISS are men!!! (T^T)

  73. Everyone’s saying about how pretty Soozee is… And yes, I will agree that she’s pretty. But I’m gonna give Intern Leigh some love.
    Intern Leigh, you’re pretty!!!!! :D <3

  74. PunkyPrincess92

    aaawww so lovely to see the nasty crew!!!!!

  75. Your crew is AWESOME! They both have awesome personalities. I feel ya on the doing graphic design, not in graphic design thing Soozee. And also I do video editing as well Leigh. But I’m not as good. I would like to get better in both areas. Congrats Soozee and Intern Leigh!!!

  76. HI Simon & Martina,

    If you ever do need a writer/scriptwriter on the job, please do give me a call or facebook message me. I’ll be glad to be on your team. =D (I really do mean it!) Seriously..=D

  77. Naaaasty crew.
    The street dance was hilarious as well as SooZee’s recaps during Character contest ^^

    And yeah SooZee is pretty ;D

  78. May the odds be ever in your favour.

  79. I think “Business Manager” is indeed probably a suitable title for Soozee if you need to have formal titles, since she does handle the business management / administration aspect of your operation. You have an awesome team!

  80. Hi Leigh and SooZee! You guys are so awesome!

    SooZee looks like she could be Zhou Mi’s sister

  81. EYK will have the best office atmosphere in the world soon, I believe. *by the way, kinda surprised Soozee had been to Indonesia, yay mate!*

  82. What an awesome video on the EYK crew, I love your outfits, if only you could sell something similar to the nasties so we can wear them, I would definitely buy a pair, maybe sell something similar with a different colour and it has a ‘nasty’ logo on it.

    I laughed so hard when you went out to have your street dance party.

  83. Specialist Soo Zee.. Yo yo yo!!
    the eyk crew looks like one big happy family!!! i’m planning a trip to seoul end apr.. keeping my fingers crossed that i’ll run into you guys!!!! ^.^

  84. Haha that was brilliant, brightened up my day for sure. They’re both so awesome :D

  85. Everybody’s a winner. Lolz. :) What an awesome crew!

  86. Soo Zee is prreeettyy… and you’ve been in Indonesia? i’m Indonesian.. know any word? and perhaps suggest Simon and Martina to visit us Indo Nasties?

  87. Yay, lovely video. Hello Leigh and Soozee. Thanks for helping to brighten horrible winter days in the UK by joining EYK!

  88. This was really fun to watch!

  89. Hmmm. Not sure if I’m crushing more on Leigh or Soo Zee.

  90. How is that Soo Zee has no korean accent when she speaks english? Did she go to an international school?

  91. Intern Leigh is impressive with those EYK characters !
    Is it just me or do other people see a mother and father sitting with their two daughters at the dinner table in part 2 of the segment? Ohana means FAMILY!! y’all are making me jealous with your awesome work environment!
    oh, and I can never just call her Leigh, I have to say “Intern” as her title.

  92. Awww
    “SooZee has no social”

    Poor SooZee

  93. What are you guys eating in the part 2? I need to know its name !

  94. can you speak a little bit bahasa soo zee since you have lived in Indonesia for few years? :)

  95. GD GD! I was yelling “GD” at the screen…

  96. The EYK crew is so awesome!

  97. Yay Texas!!! I’m from San Antonio!! Nice meeting you guys.

  98. I have a question for SooZee: I hope this doesn’t come off sounding horrid but How long have you been studying English? Did you learn in school or at home under tutelage? You English is fabulous. I was just curious since you lived and studied in different places.

    • I was wondering this as well, since it’s much better than all of my Korean friends that are living and studying here in the US and have for a while.

    • Hey, This is Soo Zee! Surprised someone would have a question for me :D….

      I’m born in Korea and am a Korean, but spent a lot of time overseas while growing up! (Like in Indonesia for 4 years, China for 4 years….coming back and forth to Korea) AND I did go to international schools. So I think that explains why I don’t have a Korean accent..?…Is there a such thing as a Korean accent?….just curious…..

      • I noticed how great your English was also. I’m not sure that it’s an accent really, but you use the correct tenses and articles and everything (which is hard…even for native speakers). If you hadn’t explained all the places you’d grown up, I would have thought that you’d spent your middle and high school years in America. (Intern Leigh doesn’t sound like she’s from Texas though either)

        • Texas, represent! :D I’ve lived there my whole life and probably only met a handful of people with Texan accents. Those mostly only occur in rural areas – not so much in, say, the suburbs of Dallas. Same with wearing cowboy boots for any purpose other than fashion. And, as other people noted below, riding horses everywhere (that’d be pretty darn awesome though :3) There is a alpaca/llama farm in my city though! I get so excited every time I pass by hehe.

      • I think the Korean accent comes in when Koreans try to pronounce English words with Korean language syllables. For instance “believe” can come out sounding like “buh-li-buh.” Or they cut off the end of the word, since (if I’m correct) in Korean you don’t always fully pronounce the last consonant in a syllable, but in English you usually need to open your mouth again to make sure the last part of the word is fully pronounced. So “believe” could come out sounding like “Billy” as Simon pointed out in his review of U-Kiss’s song.

        But you don’t have that accent. You could have told me that you grew up in America and I would have believed you. :D

        • WHOOH ……thanks for this :) I’ve learned something new!

        • Nicol Johnson

          Sweeet!! Thanks.. Yes there are many accents. I live in Japan and to me, a Korean accent is less noticeable than a Japanese accent. Like Silver replied…it is all on the pronunciation of certain words. I do know a lot of people have a hard time pronouncing R’s and L’s.

      • oh that explains things. well when i saw the video and saw you, and you were speaking english, i was thinking like, “oh, she must be an american born korean” but you’re not. you mentioned that you are from korea and you only went overseas and thats how you speak really good english. but coolio ^O^ you’re really pretty btw ^^

      • INDONESIA ??? halo apa kabar… :)

      • Watching the bloopers vid, I thought that you are Indonesian because of your accent LOL If english isn’t your mother tongue you pretty much will have an accent. Although if you live oversea you can slowly get rid of it. The easiest example of korean accent is L -> R, V->P, and some people tend to extend the vowel sound. Where about do you live when you were in Indonesia? I have a really old video of me doing a speech and it sound similar with the accent you made at the beginning of the bloopers vid. Your english is excellent and i agreed that the 8 years you’s spend overseas and you studied at international school in korea is the reason why you don’t have a korea accent.

  99. Kimmicci

    oh whoop! TEXAS!!! <3 I'm from Houston! ^^ ~ ~ thats cool how u introduced the crew! They both seem fun! ^^ Fighting!

  100. I though you were going skateboarding when you said crew hahaha man, so cool job you guys have. Long live to EYK crew.

  101. Its really great seeing the other people working behind all your awesome videos.I hope EYK and crew,nasties included continous to grow.
    Looking forward to more awesome and fun videos. :)

  102. I was so worried for intern leigh there but she totally made a come back! :O

  103. What do you mean by Soo Zee has no social? No social…. networks? lol but she doesnt seems like one with no social… life..? are you kidding? D;

  104. U guys are probably the greatest (and weirdest) bosses in the world, so… Where do I sign up??? XD

  105. hi Soo Zee and Leigh :) you guys are awesome!

  106. wow I’m so jealous, I’ve just finished studying film production and Japanese language and am on my way to Japan this year. What an awesome job!! If only I spoke Korean instead of Japanese….

  107. Soo Zee is hot O.O

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