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Woohoo! We have finally moved in to our new apartment in Seoul! And, by the looks of it, we’re 95% decent enough to present it to you! But first, some disclaimers:

1) We’re still far from finished with it. We don’t have a couch. We don’t have a table. We don’t have any decorations. Our walls are pretty bare right now. But, all of our boxes are unpacked. TV, stereo, computers, Playstation are all set up. Bed is made. Clothes are reasonably organized in our closets. We can live here, comfortably. We just can’t sit in our living room or eat in our kitchen. Soon, though!

2) This apartment is not our new studio. This is just our apartment to live in. We need to be living in Seoul to register a business in Seoul, and we wanted to move to Seoul to be closer to all the sparkly shiny stuff! Indie clubs! Kpop headquarters! Big events! Imported limes! It’s all in Seoul! Also, the money for the Eatyourkimchi Studio Fundraiser, which we can’t touch until after the fundraiser is finished, (nor can we stop until it reaches its end date) is ONLY going into setting up the studio and hiring staff. It’s not going into this apartment whatsoever.

3) We’re SO SO SOOO sorry for falling behind on our regular video schedule. Really guise: we feel very bummed out about it. We really appreciate all of your support, especially with the overwhelming response we’ve received in the Crowdfunding of the Studio, and we feel quite poopy for not being able to put up videos regularly. We should be back on track, now, though! This WANK came out late, I know, but we can feel ourselves ready to get back into the groove, now that our move is finished. Gotta find time to find a couch and table somehow…and Martina is DYING to decorate. She twitches every time she looks at the barren walls. Barren walls are SOOOO not Martina!

OK! So, that being said: TA-DA! Here’s our new place! We’re so happy with it! We saw a lot of places, especially around the Mokdong area, but as we were looking for a place to film Music Monday in, it made finding the right place a lot harder. Our current apartment was the very LAST apartment of the day and we fell in love with it instantly. The other places in Mokdong were nice, don’t get us wrong, but they each had some small issues with them. One had an unremovable low hanging lamp that I would surely hit every morning getting out of bed. Another had a fridge stolen from it (seriously: it was supposed to have the fridge…but it didn’t). When we saw our current place, and that it had no issues with it whatsoever, we were blown away. It has a bath! WOW! Our other apartments did not have baths. NOW WE CAN BATHE! We shower regularly, sure, but haven’t had baths in SO LONG! Our apartment is clean, in a nice bustling area, has close amenities, and…wow. We feel like grownups now, and we’re totally stoked. We can’t wait to show you our area in future WANKs.

One thing we didn’t mention about our apartment: it’s got guards by the door, and you can’t get in without a swipe card! That’s exciting because we often got a lot of people knocking on our doors to sell us stuff at 9am when we went to bed at 4am after publishing a video, and you also get a gazillion flyers on your door. Anyhow, aa hilariously important detail that I (Martina) have to share with you. All of the staff working here are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING. In our old apartment, though we liked our guards, they were all men who were a lot A LOT older.a Super friendly! Don’t get us wrong! We’re gonna miss them a lot, but our place has – I’m pretty sure – budding Kpop idols. One of the guards even had used hairspray with sparkles in it. HE FREAKING SPARKLES OK?!?! WAIT…I only saw him at night time…so our guards are vampires?!! DA DA DAAAAA. Not that it’s a selling point for our place; we just found it amusing. Take care of us new friendly vampire guards!!!

Otherwise, check out our extra apartment footage for…extra…apartment…footage… *cough* The video was going on WAAAY too long so we included some extra stuff about how Martina’s vast earring collection, and more of our rambling. You really take couches for granted when you realize you don’t have an IKEA, The Brick, or Leon’s furniture store nearby.

 

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  1. Simon: RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH RANCH
    Martina: …

  2. Have you decorated your apartment since the tour of it? You should get a world map wall decal and place cute little stickers of all the places you’ve been!

  3. i really curious how much and where this apartment at O_O so naiceeeee

  4. create….what?

    Create a Music Monday that focuses on Epik High? xD

    Sorry, I saw your comment from a while back and saw that you like Tablo/Epik High, so could you help us vote for them this week? :)
    http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/epik-high-dont-hate-me

  5. It seems an office-tel to me, but really looks like a mixed officetel and apartment as you said. kinda middle somewhere? I know the concept of ‘apartment’ is used in a different way between N.A and S.Korea. Anyhow your new house looks so cozy and very nice! That’s new, right? Congrats on settling a new fancy home :p and Martina, your pronunciation ‘Guro’ is SO different from mine, not like my cheapy sound. Haha
    I assume that you guise already know, but visiting ‘Daiso’ will be great where various items are sold like ‘Dollarama’ in Canada, if you want to decorate that empty wall! (unless you decorate it with K-pop star posters)

  6. Y’all live close to me! (Gwanak gu here…) And I’m really jealous you guys have an oven! D: I miss baking…. Well done on the apartment score! I’m jealous!

  7. I always look forward to a new video post! God bless and best wishes on your new life in Seoul. You guys are so dorky, cute and fuzzy all around! Love your work guise!

  8. Martina is the cooler one and u should put the cupcake idea and pic of the 4 of u guys and make an eBay

  9. lol future kpop idols as your security guards. i agree with other people u shld def take pics ;)

  10. Now with every video I will be trying to notice new decorations. I wonder what they’re gonna be. I’M SO CURIOUS YEAH!
    And OMG, Martina, that bird imitating sound was so lovely! I have to listen to it again :D

  11. I like this new meaning to YOLO

  12. How much did it cost you guys for that apartment and is it like a big block of apartments? What’s the area you guys have moved to like? Sorry to intrude, it’s just I’m moving to Seoul soon >.<

  13. haha. martina and simon are so funny! ‘vampire guards’!

  14. You have ridiculously good looking sparkling vampire guards?! :O Winning. :D

  15. Wow! Nice place! It’s huge and so fancy looking.
    So are you renting or did you buy it? For the circle wallpaper, I would paint the circles a few different colors then also add the photos in some of them as well.

  16. Ahh i am so happy for you guys, the new apartment looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I wonder how much it is for rent etc i like to compare what money can get you in different countries.
    One thing though…NO CURTAINS IN THE BEDROOM :O its just like full on window, i would be covering that thing instantly. Like say i wanted to get changed and someone over the road in the opposite building was coping a look OH THE HUMANITY!!!
    Also i am with Simon on the breathing in Hot air, i simply cease to function in it and yes sleeping is actually just impossible :(

  17. YAY~ I’m so happy for you both! Your apartment looks amazing!! :]

  18. Love the new apartment. Can’t wait to see how you decorate the naked walls. can’t stand empty walls either so I am on a creative-decoration-on-wall mission as well.

  19. How about a green screen and then you can add background places behind you without even being there! Do you know how to do that?

  20. There are some really awesome/cool looking ideas to store in this list. I know its not decorating ideas but some ideas are cool enough to STORE AND BE A DECORATION….and it will let you hide stuff and have more space to decorateeeee!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/52-totally-feasible-ways-to-organize-your-entire-h

  21. I stayed in Seoul last month in Guro-dong for a week. I also stayed a little over a week and loved it. But I loved the time I spent volunteering even more so at a Children’s Home in Korea. Can you please do a FAP in that area sometime soon? The new apartment looks nice!!

  22. Pretty cool apartment!! Can’t wait to see it grow over time or overnight! =D

    About the boring walls, why not put up: 1) drawings done by the Nasties, 2) cute / cool stickers, 3) the Nasty wall of fame, 4) posters of different Kpop idols, 5) origami butterflies, frogs… (you can stick the flatter types of origami creations on the wall and for the cranes or something that’s 3D, you can make them into a mobile to hang from the ceiling or put some at a random spot on a table or something), 6) family & friends pictures, 7) gifts sent to you from Nasties that you can stick or hang on the wall. Just throwing out some ideas.

    I wish I can decorate my walls but unfortunately someone will either tear them down or I’m afraid something bad might happen to them. =3

  23. Congrats on the huge apartment..nice kitchen!

  24. You should do a Fan Wall with all the fan-art you guise get :D

  25. Gorgeous apartment. Can’t wait to see how you finally decorate it.

  26. you sat on Nogi and Pogi? XD

  27. you could use old cords, or ones that you leave plugged in to decorate. this picture isn’t that good but you can make it much neater if you sketch your design before you make it.

  28. Thanks guys for cheering up my day! The apartment looks awesome, I would love to have a bathroom like that, with a bath!!

  29. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!! you obviously love Onew!!!!!! wasn’t expecting that to be written on the screen!!! yay!!!!!
    wow i’m loving your new apartment!!!!! can’t wait for you guys to be properly settled in and decorate the place!! you should buy nice wall stickers like Totoro ones http://www.spincollective.co.uk/acatalog/Anime_Stickers.html
    or game ones!! like space invaders and stuff!!

    oh and….i wanna see those vampire guards!!

  30. Wellllllllllllll…. u would be able to tape some papers on the wall.. right? u can find a huge paper and draw sth on it.. Also, there are many decorating stickers for the wall if u find it at cosco, Im pretty sure abt it :l

  31. The first thing I saw, and the first thing I exclaimed was, “AN OVEN! FINALLY AN OVEN!”

  32. how much did you pay for the apartment?is it really expensive?

  33. Love your apartment! So excited for you guys! We’ve missed you but get rested before you start filming again. And if you are looking for art – you can sometimes get great art pieces from college students for cheap. :)

  34. You’ve got a lot more space now guise, congrats… it must be horribly expensive though around Seoul, or so I heard.. looking forward to you exploring the area :)

  35. YOLO = You Obviously Love Onew. I’m so gonna pull that one out at the random-est time :P

  36. You guys have an oven! I’m so jealous right now! Your new apartment looks really great, I love all the light that comes in and it looks so big. Can’t wait for the new videos filmed there. =)

  37. Simon, Martina. There is an Ikea in Korea… just to let you know. it’s a new development.

  38. Your new appartment is really nice! Congratulations and take all the time you need, we totally understand :)!!

  39. One thing I will miss about you’re old place: the beautiful hardwood floors. D:
    * I have this thing for apartments/houses with hardwood floors… I think they look beautiful and stuff.* u_u,

  40. Martina where can I get that shirt?!??! I Love it!!!

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