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Our 200th YouTube video! We had a lot of different ideas, but we decided on a simple day in a Life in Korea video. We didn’t choose a crazy day filled with bustling activity, just a simple one, but we hope you enjoy a little peek into our lives!

9:00am
Friday night we stayed up late with our friends Brian and Whitney Ansan Answers who were visiting from Ansan. We owe them big time since they were willing to stick around the next morning and film us in Bucheon park with Captain Spudgy before they went to Seoul. If you’re in Ansan, or heading to Ansan, do check their site out. They know what they’re talking about :D

Everyone was pretty sleepy, but Martina especially hates getting up early, so trying to drag her out of bed was difficult. She fought back with an arsenal of various stuffed animals before giving up and making coffee. Martina really loves coffee and she grinds fresh coffee beans herself for her French press. We’re both huge fans of hearty breakfast but as many foreigners living in Korea will tell you, the lack of breakfast diners in Korea is a hard thing to get used to. There are few restaurants that offer a good foreign breakfast, but the price tag is a little much compared to what we’re used to back home. And so, instead of going out for breakfast, this weekend we spoiled ourselves by enjoying Bacon Breakfast Wraps…the eggs and processed cheese are the only things that are easy to find in Korea.

10:30am
Time to walk the Spudgy! We are really lucky to live near Bucheon 중앙 공원 (Bucheon Central Park). Walking Spudgy on warm days is a treat because the park has a great dog community (even though the guards that patrol the area don’t want your dogs on the grass). Sometimes there’s a doggy flashmob and then the guards can’t say anything, especially with a dog the size of that monster one you saw in the video. Seriously: WHAT BREED OF DOG IS THAT? Brontodogosaurus? How does it even fit in a Korean home? Maaaan that was a big dog.

NOON
Time to work on the website! We frequent two coffee shops in our neighbourhood, Cafe Lua which we mention all the time, and Coffee Kitchen, so much so that you could mistake us for their employees. We love to work on our movie editing and planning in an artsy and bustling atmosphere, and we usually stick around for 3 – 5 hours before succumbing to extreme hunger and/or bum numbing.

8:00pm
Time to prepare for game night! We just recently bought a new game called Monopoly Deal–which was printed totally in Korean (good thing we read Korean!)–so we called up some friends to play. We enjoyed cheesecake from Costco, two pizzas from Pizza School, and an array of Korean junkfood from shrimp chips to sweet potato chips…and of course, Soju cocktails and beer. Let the games begin!

2:45am
UGGGHhh!! Sooooo…sleepy….but we had an awesome night! We were planning to go to a Korean bar but everyone was too wrapped up in the game to leave the house and before we knew it, it was almost 3am. Time to call it a night and clean and edit tomorrow…

So that’s it! That’s a small slice of our Life in Korea. We’d like to mention that we know this day wasn’t really “OMG KOREA” exciting. Sometimes we go to Korean restaurants, bars and noraebangs; we hang out in Seoul and go on adventures to new places but there is one thing that never changes: a huge chunk of our weekend is dedicated to scripting Music Mondays, editing movies, making background music, drawing cartoons, and planning new videos. Thank you so much to our amazing audience for giving us the motivation to go on. If it wasn’t for all your comments, emails, pictures, and support, we probably wouldn’t be at our 200th video. So thank you all. YAY!!!!

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  1. Jose Padin

    Hi!, How are you? What about supermarkets? Are cheaper or more expensive than grocery or shops? Thanks, Have a nice day :)

  2. Rikki Ladrido Espindola

    More day in the file!

  3. Eduardo m.

    i just want to say that you guys are my favorite traveling/kpop blog. this may sound cheesy but even when i’m feeling down you guys manage to make me smile.

  4. John Park

    How much coffee did you guys drink?! 

  5. Jordan Z

    Where can I purchase a Korean M-deal? X___?

  6. Anonymous

    Where did you buy Monopoly Deal in Seoul?? I really want it too!  I love that game, but I don’t want to wait and order it from Canada. Using a Korean version will be good too.

  7. Hey Martina , i really love that pink & white star bagpack you were carrying ~ Can you pleaaaaaaaaase tell me what brand is that ? xoxo ^^

  8. Martina I wanted to ask where did you get the hoodie you wear in this video? Its simple yet awesome.

  9. Siyo! Honestly, you guys rock!!! I think I have watched every video (guilty!) at least once, AND I pester my husband about all the new info I learn! You’re both adorable and photogenic and creative and I think it’s amazing that you’re out there doing your thing and taking life as it comes. Wado utsati tali!

  10. was wondering where you got those stickers for your laptop Martina?

  11. someone may have answered your question by now but the huge dog you saw was a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog. Good guarding instincts, but very lazy and don’t need too much exercise (unlike labs or boxers). However as a large breed dog they need room to stretch or stressed out. lol. i got carried away im a huge dog person XD so NOW YOU KNOW CUZ ITS JISOOS SUPER SHORT SHOW! :D love where you live btw. I love it when I see great dog community in Korea :D

  12. Lovekaramito

    why your dog green

  13. Park,SH

    Man… your videos are so lovely! (and Spudge too. Since I have a dog just like Spudgy, I know the charm of Pekis so well.)

    Please keep the videos comming!

    BTW, Where did you buy the little couch, the bule and gray one? It look so cozy.

  14. Boy you have a bilingual dog! Good job teaching Spudgy English or Korean!

  15. Tyler Hansen21

    where does spudgy poop?

  16. congrats on video #200!! that’s just awesome!!

    i noticed that it looks like you didn’t always have spudgy on a leash – like around the 4:50 mark. so it’s relatively safe to walk a dog in the city with no leash? (i’d be afraid here. people in ontario are maniacs!) and you can bring him into stores, too? what are the rules in Korea regarding pets in general? what are Korean people’s views on pets?

    love you guys. give spudgy a big squish from me and my little “boy”, Monster.
    here’s to another 200 videos!!

  17. You guys are AWESOME!
    seriously you guys inspire me lol
    One question: What video editor do you use?

  18. Waaa! 2tally awesome! I love your videoes so much and I do have a dream coming to Korea, and you guys makes me even more exciting. Thnx a lot for this vid..
    Many greetings from Denmark! Annyong! :-)

  19. This video was simple but awesome! I hope I can live there like you. Your apartment is really nice~! I love it! I enjoy so much watching your videos because you seems to be very nice people, you express your feelings very natural and funny =) Greetings from Spain and kisses to Spudgy <3

  20. Congrats on posting your 200th video! It really is quite the milestone! Your blog is by far my favorite… I wish I could go on and explain all the heartfelt reasons why, but I mostly wanted to let you know that I think that the big dog in the dog park was likely a Great Pyrenees. My family has an Owczarek Podhalanski that is commonly mistaken for a pyrenees since that breed is more common. But still, it is unusual to see that dog in Korea…

    Have a great day and thank you for all of your amazing videos!

  21. ”baby goodnight” Yay GD & TOP right ^^

  22. So the dogs and owners who hang out together at the park have their own naver cafe page, for those off you who understand some Korean. They have dogs of all sizes, from mini pins to that bear! They're a really friendly group if you're looking to socialise your dog, or just want to play with adorable puppies!

  23. AWESOME! but one question… Martina, did you tattoo your feet? (refers to the front part of the video)

  24. I'm in Dublin Ireland when I watch your video clips I feel homesick! ㅜ ㅜ wanna go to Korea back!

  25. Simon and Martina, you guys continue to amaze me…and Spudgy too!

    What I wanna know is: What is breakfast in Korea like? I know you mentioned they eat meat one time, but that's still a bit vague. I can't eat meat first thing in the morning, it hurts my stomach, but I'm not a big egg/American breakfast food kind of person either.

    • Breakfast in Korea isn't really that distinct from lunch in Korea. Like, we're used to Bacon, Eggs, Taters, and distinctly breakfast foods. Here, every time we've had a Korean breakfast, it involved rice, kimchi, fish, soup, and other such foods that we love otherwise, but don't really suit our breakfast needs.

  26. LOL. "Look, little humans. You should like them too."

  27. Yeah, that's it. We can read it perfectly fine, and understand a good portion of it when we hear it, but we can't really converse, unless it's for basic, basic stuff.

  28. congrats! love your guys' videos
    and the fish for breakfast is a bit much eh! i couldn't do it

  29. YOU MEAN YOU WILL BE TOURIST IN KOREA LOL DONT NEED TO WORK ANYMORE ASHIIII I ENVY YOU GUYS JOJOJOJOJOJO

  30. Congrats to the 200th video and cheers to the many more – 200th, 2,000, 20,000 x …

    I was wondering if you could direct me to a few areas that might sell the Monopoly deal (Korean version) as I'm thinking of getting it as gifts for friends when I visit Seoul next month. We're totally into Monopoly deal + KOREAN! Imagine owning an apartment in Apgujeong. Hehehe.

    Thanks so much!!

  31. Congrats on 200 videos! Your videos are so entertaining, I hope there are 200 more!

  32. Vids like this make me fall for Korea even more… OH and that big ass dog was a Great Pyrenees (spelling could be off?)… we see them sometimes in the grooming salon where I work. They barely fit on the table usually and some don't fit at all… there's a Newfie named Glover that i've always groomed on the floor.

  33. WOW already the big 200?! congratulations!!!
    you guys seem to live such a fun life!!..(and you called it one of your simpler days..lol)
    i hope one day when I'm done with school I could live like that too XP

    What are you guys going to do after Martina's done teaching in June??

  34. Seeing this video, it truly shows just how much you work for us all to enjoy your amazing videos. The Music Mondays, and now with the WTF's, not to mention all your other videos, it's completely amazing how motivated you are. I stumbled upon your videos on YouTube around a year ago while searching for K-Pop songs, and honestly, that might have been the best stumble I've ever had. I'm truly hooked on your videos! All of them – the editing is applaudible, the scripts are all hilarious, and the fact that you actually make your own music? Wao! Really, you two (and Spudgey, of course!) are my first and foremost link to everything Korea. All in all, thank you very much for taking so much of your time to making these awesome videos!
    love from a Japanese American~ Eatyourkimchi fighting! ヽ(;▽;)ノ

  35. SHANNEN

    You have the cutest dog everr!!!! =)
    hes sooo cute <3

    always love your videos ^^!

  36. ME WANT MAC KEYBOARD STICKERS!!!! where oh where did you get those?? congrats on the double century. you guys rock. period.

  37. katherine

    wow!! really you do all this things in one day?? O_o i just go to the school and then go home and do my homerwork
    but, do you miss your home, Canada??? i mean to your old house and your traditional food

  38. monopoLy deaL ftw!!! my friends and i wouLd frequent boba and coffee shops and bust out our packs ALL the time, it's so addicting and i Love it cuz it's so much faster than a normaL game of monopoLy! :D

  39. Congrats on your 200th video!!! I love your videos. I wait for Music Mondays all the time and your WTF Wednesdays too.

  40. Congrats on your 200th video! This was really fun to watch, because it shows more of the overall picture of Korea C:

    HEYYY, Spudgy is bilingual! ;D

  41. Jennifer

    you guys are so hip and with it its awesome :)

  42. Kids wanting to touch Spudgy…..he's hot u know?! hahaha
    guys I know you did a video of you going to a noraebang (Did i write it right? xD) but now your camera is a lot better, so I hope to see more videos of you doing a lot of korean things ;) thanks for your hard work

  43. RedMangoLover

    I want that reusable duck bag! Where can I buy one? I live in Korea so I'm hoping you bought it here.

  44. Very neat. This video shows how good HD video can be, compared to the point-and-shoot camera you used for your first few vids. Wish that camera you guys bought was cheaper, though…

  45. Congrats and keep up the good work!!
    I sooo love that keyboard 4:18!!! :D :D :D

  46. Congrats! 200 movies, that pretty much. A lot of work. Thanks, I learned a lot from your views on Korea. Keep on!

  47. First off, Congrats on the Big 200. That's amazing!! And while I know a little about all of the hard work you guys put into this site and all – seeing it "in person" (so to speak) it really brings it home and I'd have to say that we all appreciate it a ton. Love you guys ^^ But if another huge Lotto comes around (well here in Marylad … the last big one was something like $329 million) and I win, I'm so hooking you guys up like I will my friends here in Baltimore – I love your guys work that much!!! Please keep it up regardless. Viva La Spudgy.

  48. Tori Leigh

    I love your videos you guys are so creative with your videos. I can't wait to visit Korea and it's all thanks to you guys. Also I love the customized keyboard, how did you get it like that? is it a template or stickers? Where did ya get it? I want to buy one haha!

  49. Congrats on your 200th video!! Really enjoy your sense of humor. Your Music Mondays are the best!! Liking the Wonderful Treasure Finds a lot. Loved seeing a day in the life. Totally unique. Please keep making your videos!!

  50. I want those freaking keyboard stickers!

  51. Christine :)

    OMGosh, that dog is HUGE!! I actually know someone who has a dog that looks JUST LIKE THAT and it is an AWESOME dog.

  52. guys congrats!!! I love your videos, the way you spent your lifes, being so happy with your jobs….truly amazing… Makes my week way better… (Martina, your skin is just perfect!!!)…love from Brazil!!!

  53. Nicole

    Congrats! I can't believe I"ve watched 200 videos :) Love how you started and ended the video, you guys are getting really good! XO Banana

  54. Brittany

    You guys are so amazingly awesome~! o 3 o
    After watching heaps of your videos and reading the stuff on your site, I've decided what I want to do after I leave school; Move to Korea!! :D
    I live in Australia and I'm in my last year of high school, and next year I want to get a dual bachelors degree at university. That will take four years or so, and after that I'll be ready to move to Korea to teach English! xD I'm also going learn Korean at uni :3
    Thank you so much for showing me more about Korea and life in Korea! It gives me motivation to achieve my goal~~~!! ♥

    • ^.^ SAME!
      Simon and Martina have just completely inspired me to work as hard as I can for my goal/dream, despite the disapproval of my family. ♥ Not to mention they are like, the coolest married couple I've ever seen.

      This is also my last year, and I wanna move to Korea for a few months (after I get my BA in textiles and Diploma of Education) to teach English but…none of the uni's in Western Australia have Korean as a course ;__;
      If you want to be a teacher (in Australia) then a good way to do it, or so I hear, is to do the course you want (i.e textiles/fine art/law/ninjaness) for 3 year and then do a diploma of education (full time) for 1 year. It's supposedly more enjoyable that way cause with, say, art…you have fun for 3 years and then do boringness for one year.
      ^.^

      Also, the facebook login…thingy doesn't appear to be working (at least for me)

  55. Congrats! I've loved all the videos I've seen!
    Spudgy is really ridiculously adorable, he acts kind of like my dog….funny how the little doggies have similar mannerisms.
    Happy 200th Video!

  56. Michelle

    I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this site and that you guys have stuck with all of this work for my amusement every week (well maybe not expressly for my amusement, but I am usually amused). Thanks for all the time and effort that you put into this site and in bringing Korea to the world to see. I'll keep coming back every week as long as this site continues!

  57. Simon, Martina, and Spudgy- Thanks so much for taking the time to make these hilarious videos! I laugh so hard (sometimes so hard until I cry) while watching you guys. Y'all are an inspirational couple to me and I'm glad to have found your Kpop Music Monday videos on accident. I don't know what I'd do without Kpop Music Mondays, or "Wonderful Treasure Find" Wednesdays… Thanks again for taking the time to share your love of the Korean culture with us. <3 Sarah from Texas

  58. saltypotato

    i like your sweater!

  59. Joel Oh

    u guys r so awesome !! luv this video

  60. Wow …200 vids, that's an impressive milestone. Congrats! I really enjoyed that you chose to do a-day-in-the-life – keepin' it real, ya know.
    There are several things I wanted to comment on, so to keep it from being one of my loooooong rambles….imma bullet-point ;)
    * Korean Breakfast: I saw a Big Bang show where they made scrambled eggs with Salmon and ketchup for breakfast. I.can't. even. gah. (funnily enough – I'm a pescatarian and even *I* won't eat fish in the morning) Don't they have pancake mix in So.Ko.?
    * You found tortillas for your wraps?! awesome…being from Texas I would perish without Tex-Mex supplies.
    * re: random people in the background – how refreshing to see a "lack" of obesity. Americans are killing themselves with food.
    * re: more random people in the background – Koreans clearly pay attention to their clothing/grooming
    * favoring Soju with strawberry – ingenious !
    …..afraid the comment box will cut me off – so I'll go voluntarily. THANKS for a great 200th vid. (hugs)

  61. chocopocky92

    Congrats guys! Thanks so much for being willing to spend a lot of your time just to bring us Korean funzies! Might I add that SJDIGJDIJA SPUDGIE IS THE CUTEST DOG IN EXISTENCE!! <3

    This is a bit of a random question, but are those nifty giant collared hoodies only available in Korea? I really like the one Martina wore for the Lucifer video, but I haven't been able to find anything like it here in America. The hoodies here are just…normal…and not cool or ninja looking… :(

  62. Pluszek

    yeah "baby goodnight"

    Congratulations and thank you. :)

  63. cloiebuggeater

    Congrats on 200 videos! I'm so glad I found your blog. You are bringing lots of laughs to Central WI :) (but now all my friends think i have weird obsessions….)

  64. Stephanie

    hmmm I don't know if you two hear this a lot, but you know you two are totally awesome right? Please keep up the amazing work and continue doing your best, and your fans will definitely continue supporting you two…I know I will! :D

    EAT YOUR KIMCHI FIGHTING!~

  65. strigoiaca

    CONGRATS YOU GUYS :D!!!!! Hope you guys produce more and more videos for eatyourkimchi. Also Martina your laptop stickers are so cute. I have leopard print ones for mine but yours are so much better. Where did you manage to find them?

  66. ericathrone

    Oh my gosh! Monopoly Deal! I love that game so much that I keep a deck next to my desk. XD Great video, so thank you!

  67. omg – your dog is so cute at the end!! i wonder how you recorded it lol.
    im longing to go to korea soon in the future!

  68. realize

    sleepy sponge is so cute. lol

  69. Amazing guys!!! Congrat's! I thought that was totally superdupertruper-cool to see on of your usual day… Geez that's a lot of hours spending for editing… Thanks! And you're just so cute together, you crack me up!!!

  70. Congrats!!! *clap clap clap* :D Im a juge fan of your videos, in fact, they make me want to visit Korea jijijiji :D

  71. Congrats for your 200th video !!!
    It's really a great milestone, i'm quite a new fan of you all like since last year when i came across your music Monday videos. I really how you review various music videos and give your views and opinions about the song and mv and of course your funny jokes. It had since been a weekly dose for me now =D. I also really like you show your daily life in Korea which you encounter many different and interesting things out of it. I'm really envy you =D Hope to see more n more interesting n funny videos from you all soon =D

    Fighting, Simon, Martina and cute Spudgy hehe =)
    From Melvin In Singapore =)

  72. My favorite part: Martina singing "Baby Goodnight".

    So.. wait, you can read Korean and understand written Korean, but can't speak Korean well?

  73. yey!!! so happy to see the vid.
    love you guys~ keep it up!

  74. Since you guys are no longer teachers, what visa are you on now?

  75. Adriana

    Thank you so much for all your videos and for shared with us a part of your life…
    BTW I love Martina's earings, all of them..!!

  76. @scbrandt527

    Always fun to see your life in Korea — well done!

  77. Mike and Akasha

    Thanks for all of the fabulous videos. We are moving to Korea this week with our kitties and dog and you have taken so much of the edge off of our anxiety and gotten us so excited! I am so thankful that I took a packing/cleaning break to peek at your website. Come visit us in Mokpo!

  78. I love you guys and your videos! Please continue to make them for us! :)

  79. congrats on your 200th video!!! your videos mean so much to me, my students, my friends, and my sister! we love you guys!

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