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One Week in Hawaii

October 27, 2016

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Hi everyone!

We’re excited to finally be able to share with you our adventures from our one week in Hawaii! It was a busy week, and we filmed tons, and we also got to do some things we’ve never done before.

Surfing was super fun, but freaking exhausting! Does anyone here surf regularly? Goddamn paddling out to the waves was absolutely wrecking. And, to be honest, I think I might be too tall for surfing. I’m around 6’5: do people surf that tall? My centre of gravity is really off. I asked the surf instructor if there are any professional surfers that are tall, and he was like “yeah! I know a guy who’s 5’10” What the?! Is 5’10 tall?! I don’t know what’s tall. Honestly my perspective of size is ultra relative to myself, so I just think of myself as average height everyone else as short. And anyone who’s taller than me is a goddamned giant!

Snorkeling was just gorgeous. We supposedly saw more turtles than the instructors are used to seeing. Sweet! We were told not to touch them, so we didn’t, not that I’d want to because I heard they’ve got really strong bites and I don’t want to get bitten and bleed everywhere and attract sharks and have all my homies in the water eaten. That wouldn’t be cool. One turtle surprised me an popped up right beside me and I flash kicked the heck away from there as fast as I could. But other than that I was really amazed. I thought snorkelling would be lame but it was just…stunning. The water was so amazingly clean and clear and wow. Really wow. I sure as hell wasn’t fond of the ride back, though. I was fine on the way there, no problem. But as soon as we got on the boat back I started getting queasy. I was told I should barf but I hate barfing and hold it in as long as I can. So I sat at the end of the boat and stared at the horizon and held in so much barfs and it was sad Simon time. As soon as I got back into my bed, though, with all of those 20 pillows, the nausea left me. So that’s a good thing.

We’ve also got tons of pictures from our stay! Photography is a small hobby of ours, but we like to share it here, if you don’t mind. I don’t know where else to share it:

Ok this last picture is super hilarious to us and I didn’t know how to share it apart from here. When we got on the plane, Martina pulled out Kogi, her travel pig. She uses it on planes because it helps keep her shoulders in socket. And also because he’s Kogi and he’s family. Anyhow, when we pulled out Kogi before taking off, a Japanese lady asked if she could take him over for a picture. We were confused, but we let her. She then put her pig on top of Kogi. Why? Because she has a travel pig that she brings with her everywhere and takes pictures with him. NO JOKE! This is a mini Kogi! A Mogi! We expressed our extreme excitement over the fact that another person travels with a stuffed pig I mean for real what are the odds of that? She wasn’t as impressed. Is it a common thing in Japan to travel with stuffed pigs? This is a big deal, lady! She just took the picture and thanked us and that’s it. BUT IT’S SO SPECIAL AGGGGHH!!!

Also, I would like to again thank Hilton for bringing us out to Hawaii to try out their HHonors app and the Fun Finder. Yes, this video was sponsored by Hilton, but for real we legitimately thought this was cool. I know as soon as people hear that a video is sponsored they get suspicious and doubt the sincerity of the video, but it’s hard to be suspicious of this. We went to freaking Hawaii! We got to bring Dan! We learned how to surf and went snorkelling. We learned how to Hula dance and watched people throw fire sticks around I mean COME ON! It’s undeniably fucking awesome. So don’t get freaked out. This was cool. We’ll never share anything with you that we’re not passionate about. We’re not actors. We’ve turned down deals from companies that have offered us money for things we don’t like. And we always will. But if a company wants to fly us out to freaking Hawaii hells yes we’ll do it!

And we’ve honestly been on vacation at resorts before in which we didn’t really know what to do. They had activities but we’d be too lazy to figure out what they were, so we’d usually just swim and and read and sleep and drink all day. Having the activities pop up in a notification on our phones is, in my opinion, useful, especially for the kind of travellers we are. So what we said is sincere, for real.

Anyhow, if you’d like to see us have some more fun, on Monday we’re publishing our food video in Hawaii. We ate at A LOT of places, and we’ll show you the new stuff we tried out. Otherwise we’ve got extra scenes on our bonus channel. Check them out here!

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  1. I’m actually going to Hawaii for my first time in January with my roommates, and we’re staying at a Hilton! We’re staying at the one farthest away from the one you guys showed us, though! We’re going to be at the Waikoloa Village Hitlon! This fun finder app actually seems pretty useful, and I will definitely be downloading it before our trip!

    I think it’s great that you guys did a sponsored thing! It doesn’t seem like selling out or anything like that to me- you went to someplace awesome that you are interested in, and made a really interesting and entertaining set of videos from the trip! What’s upsetting about that? Thank you for sharing!

    2 years ago
  2. It is so lovely watching your videos and seeing you guys enjoy yourselves like this! It is wonderful just looks like so much fun. I especially love seeing the photos you take – they are so beautiful!

    2 years ago
  3. The best part was seeing Martina’s confidence on the surfboard. I remember her saying that she was athletic and active as a teen and that was evident in the surfing footage.

    2 years ago
  4. Seriously, you guise are so photogenic! Please do continue to share your pics here as I enjoy reading more about them from the blog. I see them on Instagram, too, but I like the collage/grouping here ^_^. I personally liked the music — I associate it with EYS as opposed to EYK although I do miss those riffs & tracks (<3'd Simon's "Love is the moment" & The Swan Dance… I miss "Max Time" lol). Martina makes me want to try surfing & I LOL'd so hard at the inner tube antics! Thanks you guise!

    2 years ago
    • I’m glad! Thank you! I really like the collages here as well. I can’t do something like that on Instagram, and so I fell like this gives a better look.

      2 years ago
  5. I wanted to check out the app, but It’s for iPhones, not iPads… :(

    Glad you guise had fun, not gonna lie- I got all giddy when I saw you skipping like old times.

    2 years ago
  6. Did anyone else during the repeat pillow jumping scenes think, “Noooo Martina what if you pop a joint out?” I mean obviously it’s super cushioned and she knows her body better than anyone else, but I was still concerned!

    2 years ago
    • It wasn’t the cushioning that hurt her, but the jumping itself. She couldn’t walk the day after the shoot, so we had to do a lot more sitting that day.

      2 years ago
  7. Poor sea turtle, poor Dan. Hawaii looks so awesome!!

    2 years ago
  8. It looks like you all had a lot of fun! I really like your photos, especially the underwater shots. I’m amazed you got to see so many sea turtles, that’s incredible! I love your matching shirts, they’re magnificent and I want to get some for me and my husby now. He’d be over-the-moon ecstatic, to be honest! I also love the Kogi and Mogi story, that was such a cute moment!

    2 years ago
  9. Hawaii looks so amazingly beautiful!! And I really enjoy looking at you photos :) Laughed so much when Simon ordered all those extra pillows :D How many more pillows did you get??

    2 years ago
  10. Looks like a blast, Martina – you’re a surfing queen! I’m really impressed! If it helps Simon, women have a much lower center of gravity. I’m glad that you made it so clear that the video was sponsored but honestly, who could even think you were acting, all that stuff was great no matter what. It would be nice to have an idea of how much all the activities cost, or are they included with the hotel stay? Filming and music were great, getting those shots on the surfboards was super awesome, must have been difficult! Might want to pick up some new music though, I keep feeling like I’m in Taiwan again.

    Cyber_3 – rainy and cold, this video makes me feel sunny inside =3

    2 years ago
    • Ha! We keep looking for new music. We get a new song or two every once in a while, but it’s hard to find sounds we like :)

      2 years ago
    • Oh, it’s rainy and cold here, not there…..and that app looks super useful, lots of us need encouragement to get out more rather than just lounge and finding out information on the internet when travelling is often difficult because it’s not organized and no one wants to do a lot of research while vacationing.

      2 years ago