Hellllllloooo everybody!

Hooray for more livechats! We didn’t get to do our regular livechats last week because we had to do the MFBTY Interview, and then fly out to Tokyo the very next day, but here we are in our hotel, finally with some free time, and we want to spend it chatting with you guise! Woohoo!

We don’t have much to show for our travels here, since we’re mostly doing work related stuff, so I hope you don’t find this too boring. I’m hoping we’re gonna get another free day soon to shoot some more stuff! I think we’re going to upload the MFBTY Interview tomorrow probably, and then we have a special video ready for Friday. Woohoo! I think during that time we’ll be able to shoot another vloggity video, though. We just won’t have any of those for the next couple of days.

Anyhow, a few things we mentioned in this livechat:

1) What the bajesus can we order at a Japanese restaurant that has vegetables? We can go for Bibimbap in Korea, which has lots of veggies. Here, we’ve been having Ramen, Sushi, and Curry. What else can we get? Okonomiyake? P.S. I always call it Obiwankinobe.

2) Akihabara has lots of sexy stuffs. Not that it’s like pornos spilling out in the streets. We’re just not used to seeing that kind of stuff around in Korea. Word.

3) We’re not abandoning Korea and making Jpop/Japan videos, so don’t worry. We’re here collaborating with other YouTubers for a YouTube project, and we’re talking to some interesting people in the meanwhile, like Asobi System from yesterday, for starters, as well as a few more that you might know that we won’t mention yet.

4) My Polish sucks. PLZ DON’T LAUGH K?

So, yeah! We’ll try to do another one of these, hopefully, before we leave Japan. We’ll be back in Korea on the 25th. Woohoo!

  1. the korean version of kimi wa petto, 너는펫, was soooo good omg. i’ve watched it like… twice OuO

  2. eat nabe!!! if you order an all you can eat nabe you can eat as many veggies as you want for 1 1/2 hours! it’s totally delicious and you’re getting tons of meat as well!

    and kimi wa petto, i want to rewatch it now~~~~~~ i love matsujun, arashi, arashi, for dream~ <3 sorry, lost my disguise here, i have no clue about k-pop actually, i'm just watching your stuff because my k-pop friend showed me your stuff and i think you're awesomly funny (j-pop doesn't have people like you .___.) and i missed you at harajuku eventhough i was there that day as well, noooooooo~~~

    i hope you have fun in japan <3 <3 <3

    and zettai kareshi had me crying for ages too *huggles martina*

  3. absolute boyfriend is a really good manga :)

    you should watch ouran high school host club and fruits basket and vampire knight. those are my favorite animes

  4. SMAP! lol theyre like the shinwha of japan :)

  5. super easy to be veggie in Japan, lived in Kyoto for 6 years and went to college there. You need to go to home-cooking style restaurants. We have banchan equivalent in Japan too…in fact I eat much healthier in Japan than in Korea because to me it feels like there is soooo much salt and sugar in everything in Korea!!! Ask your hosts for somewhere to get zensai, sosai, or okazu…

  6. I’m in the process of watching Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge ^^ I started the anime ages ago, but because of issues, I had to quit >_> When I found the drama, I was intrigued by the concept being done in live action format and so far, I haven’t been disappointed. The only drawback is that the episodes are an hour long and my interest kind of wanes at around 20ish minutes in XD I’ve been watching anime for too long >_>

  7. I hope one of you guys read this! Martina, do you want to see what you’d look like speaking Japanese fluently? Because you look exactly like this actress Naka Riisa, in this drama called “The Japanese that Even Japanese Don’t Know”. Search for 日本人の知らない日本語01on YouTube, just the first 4 mins in and you’ll see. I swear, the actress looks just like you because she’s a Harajuku gyaru, with short blond hair. She’s part Swedish too, so she doesn’t look 100% Japanese. Thanks for all the time you put into your videos.

  8. yeah… it’s pretty hard to be a vegetarian in Japan, mostly because they don’t understand the concept… if you tell them you don’t eat meat, they’ll bring you fish… though actually, it’s not *that* hard cuz there are a lot of things that come with tofu, but often they’ll have pieces of meat in it so it kinda defies the purpose… i’m not a vegetarian, but i have vegetarian friends who have told me stories ;) it’s true though that there aren’t a lot of veggies in Japanese cuisine… often, vegetables are pickles on the side, or a tiny salad…

    hmm… your comparison of foreigners i think is a little bit flawed, because i live in Japan, in Tokyo, and i hear “gaijin” all the freakin time… it’s also not as bad in Tokyo as it is in other provinces… like, the further you move away from Tokyo, the more people will stare at you like you’re an alien…

    the one time that i’ve been to a maid cafe, there was a foreign girl who worked there! she spoke English, Spanish and Japanese and she was a student, and she was doing it as a part-time job and not really making much money… so i think you better stick to your day-job, Martina!

  9. also on the Korean Hana Kimi…. i thought sulli looked more like a girl that horikita maki, funny enough. hehe. both versions are cute! but the japanese one is definitely more playful and funny ^^ (BEST PART SPOILER ALERT : cheerleading to avril levine episode)
    and the best friend (nakatsu) is Ikuta Toma! suuuuch a good actor! everything he does is wonderful!

    • i think korean hanakimi was based on hanakimi remake 2011… im didnt like the version though even mny ppl said that the 2011 version was 99% from the manga… i like hanakimi 2007 more….with my fav role, nakatsu… p/s: i like the cheerleading part!!!! :)

  10. What I would like to see the most is a kdrama review segment. That would be epic!

    I also think that a weekly video on some form of Japanese pop culture would be cool. Like, “This week we are going to talk about manga!” or “This week we are going to talk about jrock!”. Then it could be switched up every week with whatever catches your fancy and you wouldn’t feel the stress of having to stay current or anything. Just a suggestion.:)

  11. Lessons learned from this livechat:

    1.Martina needs a Kdrama and Jdrama segment it must happen

    2. Even Polish guys get cornrows… so I must stop the hate over Taeyang’s hair

    3. Simon wont fit in that tub.

    4. what God has made can not tear…. under? WTF

    5. K-pop style romancing…

  12. Actually, I’ve heard that the best sushi and sashimi comes from Vancouver. While Japan has the best sushi chefs (obviously), the water near Japan has been so over-fished for so many centuries, they either have to use smaller fish, or go further out to sea so the fish isn’t quite as fresh. However, in Western Canada, fishermen are able to bring in bigger fish closer to shore, so they can get it to the restaurants when it is much more recently caught.

    Or so I’ve been informed. Does anyone know if this is true?

  13. I skipped school today! But only to finish my School Based Assessment which I need to pass my exams! It was nine in the morning here and I was just leaving the house when I remembered the live chat. Sigh… I ALWAYS MISS THEM! ALWAYS!

  14. speaking of square enix, simon did you read the news on playstation 4? arent you excited?! oooh so nasty!

  15. I would love for Simon and Martina to try the ‘Blue Curry’ at Nico Nico Headquaters building in Shinjuku, Tokyo!! That would be the best Japanese FapFap EVAR

  16. It doesn’t surprise me at all that in Tokyo people seem more comfortable with foreigners and also that more foreigners speak Japanese. Tokyo has been considered one of the big global cities for awhile now. Global city means a lot of foreigners and it means expats, which accounts for more fluent speakers. Also, there are many more Japanese companies with outposts in the U.S. than Korean companies. Just outside of Chicago there is a suburb that is homebase for several Japanese companies. There is a huge Japanese supermarket and many Japanese restaurants that are there to cater to the various company employees. My sister was an engineer for a small company, and after you worked there for awhile you would get to take a business trip to Japan. The company encouraged their employees to take Japanese lessons in case they wanted to go over and stay for longer. Mind you, this was a pretty small company, not even close to the mega-giants.
    Not only that, but in the 80’s and 90’s there was such a big push to learn Japanese as a way to get ahead in business. A lot of schools started offering it alongside the usual French, German and Spanish. Now they’re telling all the kids “Mandarin! Learn Mandarin!”
    Korea’s big business push into the U.S. really got going in the early 2000’s, so it’s still pretty new.

    There were a German flag in one of your videos.
    Or is Simon from Schlesien and kind of both?!

  18. I’m SUPER SAD that I was awake at 5AM (California) and didn’t actually know this was happening so I missed it anyway. :( :( :(

  19. This chat started right about the time I leave for work, and I was happily sitting there making myself late when Martina channeled my mother and gave the whole “school prepares you for the world!” speech, telling the school skippers to stop watching the vid and go to school. FINE, I said, I’ll go to school MOM…after all I am the teacher.

  20. MATSUMOTO JUNNNNNNNNN kimi wa petto is my fav, and Nakatsu is the BEST!!! gaahhhh martina please start reviewing dramas~~~~~

  21. Ahah, sorry-I’m commenting as I watch. I LOVE MATSUMOTO JUN AND KAME AMS IKUTA TOMA SOOOOOO MUCH! I haven’t been keeping up with my J pop culture as much lately in favor of Korean, but when I first got really into Asian pop culture, I was watching vast majority J dramas and listening to vast majority K music (actually, if I’m honest, it was majority YG music O_O) and I watched and loved almost all the dramas you named. ^^ I even watched KAT-TUN’s variety show religiously, hehe. Now as I get more into Korean dramas and culture, I haven’t been keeping up with Japan as much but this really reminded me how much I like it and miss it. ^^ Oh, and just to say-I love Kimi wa Petto so much that I do own it subbed on dvd, kekeke.

  22. omg you mentioned Absolute Boyfriend and that reminded me that there are Taiwanese and Korean versions both rumored to be in the making!!!! i remember hearing that they were considering TOP to play Night in the korean version and the Taiwanese version is supposed to have one or two of the guys from Fahrenheit (who played the two lead male roles in the Taiwanese version of Hana Kimi, which is my favorite version of that series)

    oh and if you like japanese music, i’m don’t know anything about the pop scene but the japanese rock bands are AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, you have to check out the Gazette because they are SOOOO GOOOOOOD! especially if you favor kind of a medium metal sound.

  23. Oh my God Zettai Kareshi !
    Martina you have to see the Taiwanese version !
    That was the thing of the day !

  24. Used to be a huge fan of KAT-TUN… then Akanishi left the group taking me with him. And then I discovered K-pop. :D

  25. YES! Matsumoto Jun is the love of my life! And I love Kame from KAT-TUN!

  26. Martina – The “dreamy-mcdreamerson who is in every drama…” from kat-tun would be kamenashi kazuya!!
    You should watch “tatta hitotsu no koi” (it has kamenashi kazuya, and tanaka koki from kat-tun) it has a really good love story!
    And yes, nobody can beat Toma at that role!!

    Simon – You should do a video game review! and you should play League of Legends!! haha I would love to see that!!

  27. I was in school when you guise were doin this -___________-” Darn you U.S. time zones!!

  28. i’ve noticed Seungri’s husband is always one of the first twitter people to respond xD

  29. I was so scared when I was in Akihabara, just wanted to get out of there quickly ><

  30. Your livechat was on same time as Shinee’s showcase livestreaming. How dare you making me choosing between you and them? D:
    Anyway, I chose Shinee and completly failed. I couldn’t watch them in glorious HD and even at 480p. it still was lagging. I hope some people will be nice enough to upload it.
    um… yes. that was my story.

    Now off to watching this~

  31. Martina, i recommend a wonderful jdrama: PRIDE (katakana: プラヂドromaji: puraido). So great, so lovely!

  32. sulli looked more like a guy then. then ashia most of the time! i liked the Korean one better.

  33. absolute boy friend haha yes Martina lol

  34. omg i watched a couple episodes of alf like 3 months ago i love that show!

  35. wee~~~~ MatsuJun, Oguri Shun, Toma, Kame~~ wee~~~

    btw, SMAP is a boyband too… if you know Takuya Kimura (the hairstylist dude in the awesome Jdorama- Beautiful Life), he’s part of the band.. ^^ ,

    Since Im such a JE (Johnny’s Ent) freak, ill add this too as a bonus, SMAP is a senpai to Arashi, Kat-tun and Toma.

    p/s: Toma and MatsuJun went to Oguri Shun’s wedding in Hawaii, and …………… they performed Arashi’s – One Love( Hana Yori Dango OST) at the wedding XD

  36. I loved the moment when Martina started to talk about J-dramas!!!
    I’m not very good at English so maybe I understood something wrong. Martina when you said that Matsumoto Jun is your favourite, right after talking about Absolute boyfriend, you weren’t talking about this drama right?

    Just in case, the actor who’s the boss (I think that he was her boss, I don’t remember) was Mizushima Hiro. He and Matsumoto Jun really look alike, when I stated with dramas I wasn’t able to distinguish them XD

    By the way, he’s going to start acting again, yuuhuuuuu!
    And Ikuta Toma was absolutely hilarious at Hana kimi,

  37. is dreamy mcdreamerson Kamenashi Kazuya of KAT-TUN?? if so, i agree xD

  38. Simon, if it makes you feel better, I haven’t braided my hair since I was 14 because when my mom used to do it I would always cry.
    ALWAYS. And since I’m guessing your hair is thinner than my hair usually is, they had to grip your hair extra tight to make sure the braids stay tight.

  39. Your polish is so adorable ! My cousin in germany also talks like you ^^, so don’t worry because We can understand what you want to say.
    Please talk more in polish in the futureeeee ^______________^ !

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