Yes, this is a very random video, but we just had to do it. It’s the first thing we notice every winter in Korea. We don’t notice the snow. We don’t notice the change into big jackets. We don’t notice how cold it is. The clearest sign that Winter is Coming is going outside and hearing Korean girls say “Choopta” or “Chuwah!” in a very cute voice, which just means “it’s cold” and/or implying “I’m cold”.


If you’re a foreigner here, you noticed it as well! Don’t lie! Or, at least, all of our friends say the same thing. It’s funny, because Soo Zee didn’t notice what we were talking about until we explained it to her, and she laughed hysterically. She admitted that yes, she too used it a lot as soon as it got cold and that it was almost more of a reaction then a word. Kindof like going “BRRRRR” and shivering when you’re cold. And then we asked our part time staffer here, DW, what he thought, and he laughed at it as well. So we figured, what the hell, let’s make this short random video! It’s DW’s first appearance on camera as well! He’s a natural. Though he had only two lines to say, over and over and over again…but he had to deal with all the looks coming at him from the people passing by. Not an easy thing to do.

Anyhow, we find this interesting because in English, we can say so many things when it’s cold. Like “It’s cold!” “It’s freezing!” “It’s frigid!” “My balls have run back up into my stomach!” “I could cut glass with my nipples” “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” stuff like that, but in Korean there seems to be just two things people say. It’s the same thing with describing food as delicious in Korean. It’s never “yummy” “scrumptious” “mouth watering” “mind blowing” beautiful” “amazing” it’s just variations on the word delicious 맛있는 (ma-sheet-da) with the additional “very” 아주 (ajew) tacked on if it’s really good. Martina enjoys messing with the Korean language by describing things inappropriately, such as calling delicious grilling meat “pretty”, using the word “ice” to describe her jewellery, and calling herself “fire” when she’s angry. Note to self: don’t let Martina teach you any Korean.

Errm…yep. So, that’s it for this year’s totally random, completely out of the effing blue video. Subscribe for more random tech-song driven videos about the cold! Haha! That’s a selling point right there. *shifty eyes*

  1. I hope DW knows that now that we know he’s there, we will want to see more of him specifically us girls haha!

  2. As much as I watch your videos for the information, humor, and insight… I think I need more DW

  3. i love you gys by the way im planning to come live in korea for ever but my parents are against it what should i do i feel so bad where i live because literraly no one knowsssss korea here :'(

  4. i demand a proper introduction to DW!

  5. thats amazing. I feel like randomly doing that outside lol

  6. “My balls have run back up into my stomach!”

    OMG that made me laugh so hard.

  7. 맛있다 is the right spelling for yummy~~:D

  8. An introduction/initiation video is coming! Or it needs to for ze part timer~v >w>

  9. LOL, I love it. Wouldn’t it be awesome if S&M did a Canadian location spotting…kinda like the Traveling Gnome from awhile back. That would be priceless just for the surrounding reactions. Please…please…please…

  10. Aaah choopta! ( i read this and only thought of tony choppa from One Piece)
    And i see great potential in DW! :D Welcome to the screen part timer of Awsm Eyk Crew aka AEC!

  11. I just read Dongwan (as in Shinhwa) when I saw ‘DW’ so I had to reread and realized it was ‘just’ DW. Anyways.. Kudos for you to crossdress.. and.. now I have it in my head.. nonstop.. x’D Thanks. A lot. ._.

  12. I DIED watching this. I replayed and replayed and replayed this video. I died EVERY TIME I watched it. ROFL!!

  13. lol I’m Korean and I’ve never noticed that….but come to think of it, I do that too!

  14. Omg I work with international students visiting Hawaii for my part time job and literally its the same thing but “hot” I hear “atsui!” and “teopta!” soooo often haha

  15. as a beauty dongwoon is the only name i read when i see DW :P anyways welcome to the eyk family!

  16. The guy (called DW I think, does it stand for something? I’m guessing it’s DaeWoo, but it’s beside my point :x) he looks like Eric Nam OuO <3

  17. Ahah I couldn’t stop laughing. I loved it :D Just epic.

  18. Although I’m thinking “Yay, korean male”, when I read DW all I can think of is Arthur yelling at his sister.

  19. I could waatch this video over and over again :D

  20. AHAHHAHA i lurve how u guise dont care bout da public

  21. Hilarious guys! It’s wonderful when ya’ll run free with the crazies and bring along someone to it with you. Hi DW! Simon, you must be enjoying having some extra testosterone in the office (WTH office?) studio now that there’s another guy there. And I agree with everyone formal introductions are required to the newest EYK crew member. ^^

  22. this literally brighten up my day!! (^o^)…… its chilly here in Taipei now too :)

  23. I couldn’t stop hysterically laughing at this. It’s way more hilarious since I can relate and know what you are talking about since I live in Korea and hear that all the time! There are so many Yoja birds in my area. Lol.

    Welcome DW to the EYK crew! I don’t know if it’s just me or if anyone else thought of Arthur’s younger sister (that PBS cartoon) when they read the name DW. Anyways, welcome!

    P.S. I really wish I could work for EYK. Someday, someday I will.

  24. omg i’m korean too but even though i live in america i ALWAYS say “choopda” or “chuwa” whenever winter is coming too LOOOOOL i just laughed so much i say it with my friends all the time i never even noticed it was a weird thing

  25. Hi S&M, hope you are doing fine! Oooohhh you sooo nasty!!!!
    Can you tell us about how the Koreans view someone who is handicapped?
    I noticed that most of Asian countries does have some stigma going on about disabled person and as an Asian living in an Asian country, I can pretty much say the stigma IS going on in my country. I just want to know whether Korea view things differently since they are so advance in terms of technology. Thanks

  26. Pffft.. This video made my day.

  27. This should be a Wonderful Treasure Find… Cause it really does make me go WTF… xD Awesome job guise! HAHHAHAHHAHA

  28. I heart this video soooo freaking much. I needed this today!

  29. The red haired Yoja bird would make a fine mate for Mordney Present. >.<

    But anywho…DW? I wanna see more of him! Can we get to know him too!?

  30. Hahahaa! I love you! And welcome DW! Good job being in one of the most random videos of eat your kimchi :D I hope to see more of you, and how your normal self will slooowly melt away from all the naaaaasty craziness <3 Good luck.

  31. Since when is Jon Snow a reporter for National Geographic? Hehehe I actually thought you were gonna talk about an actual bird until i saw the blog post and the “chupta” xD I want a full Nu Disco Electronic version of that song! um tss um tss um tss CHUPTA!

  32. I’m so done with you guise xD

  33. What did I just watch?? LOL

  34. Good work DW. Good luck fending off the fan-girls :p

    • i was just thinking the same thing. Simon and Martina should have known better than to put a korean dude in front of the camera with this crowd. thes best part was the dudes crackin’ up though.

    but omggg dw should be on camera more :DDDD

  36. ANOTHER NASTY CREW MEMBER? ahhh can’t wait to meet him!

    Also, this video was hilarious.

  37. Bwahahahahha I love when videos like this pop out of the blue.
    It was so funny how DW – hello there new EYK Crew member! – had that completely embarassed smile on his face while Simon seemed almost unaffected… Business as usual ;) But what really cracked me up was that remix at the end. LMAO!

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