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

  2. i demand a proper introduction to DW!

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

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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. ._.

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

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

  9. Hey there Nasty! Us other Nasties have quite a discussion on EYK’s TL;DR on Mental Health (http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/mental-health-korea/#.UqwagPQW2So). We’ve brought up physical disabilities, homelessness and other topics there so check it out. ^^

  10. 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. ^^

  11. 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.

  12. Pffft.. This video made my day.

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

  14. 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!?

  15. 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.

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

    but omggg dw should be on camera more :DDDD

  18. DARKWING DUCK! I didn’t think anyone remembered that show!

  19. When the beat drops and its cold…

  20. “My balls have run back up into my stomach!” “I could cut glass with my nipples” LMAO
    I’m Korean so I’ve never noticed this as something different before, now I notice it haha
    Different languages have different ways to describe things. Honestly I feel like it’s the other way around, that there are more ways to say things in Korean than English. For example the word white, there are so many ways to describe something white but here it’s just white or snow white or bright white. Bleh.

  21. I could have peed my pants from how hard I was laughing xD
    Poor DW he looks so embarrassed but still having a blast, when are we learning more about him? :D

  22. Introduce your part time staffer! :D :D

  23. What did I just watch! LMAO!!!! I’m seriously sitting here waiting for my day at work to end and I decided to watch this real quick and now I have this dumbfounded expression on my face!

    *pats your part-timer* It’s ok… this isn’t even nearly the most crazy thing they will have you do. Now that you are known to us, expect more and more crazy things…


  24. I randomly started reading DW out as DongWoo. It’s the only Korean male name with those initials that I know and I don’t like pronouncing acronyms so it’s probably going to stick in my brain forever.

    And I concur with everyone else: Please make an introductory video for him!

  25. I’m not sure what I find funnier: the fact that most people walked by just plain ignored y’all, or if they would have stopped and stared at you like you were crazy…

  26. What…what the hell did I just watch? Ahahahahahahaa!!!!

  27. DW needs a formal introduction. Also, is DW short for DongWoo by any chance?

  28. Whhhhattt!!!??? 0.0 That was hilarious lol, it reminded me of those scenes in Family guy that go on and on lol. Also yes to Simon for now finally having a male friend at the office to bond with! First order of business let’s dress up like women and Choopta it up on the streets. Haha gotta love EYK :)

  29. Best thing I’ve seen all day.

  30. There’s another man in the eyk crew and you’ve been hiding him from us?! oh the horror!

  31. I have a question! I just recently learned to read hangul and you wrote 맛있는 as too read it like this -> (ma-sheet-da) but I read as ma-shee-ss-neun xD
    SOOOOZEEEE what am I doing wrong here!? xD

  32. Ok I watched it without my glasses, I thought they were true korean girls…

  33. Welcome, DW~~~ He definitely needs a official intro to the Nasties!!!!

  34. I favor teh FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU reaction to the cold…

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