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Our New Apartment in Seoul!

September 14, 2012

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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. Great place you guys! So much more room and everything (except the walls :P) look nice.
    Can’t wait for the next chapter of ‘Eat Your Kimchi.’ Wish you guys
    nothing but the best…and please don’t get bitten by any ridiculously
    good looking vampires! Otherwise you guys would be not only ridiculously cool, but ridiculously mindblowing gorgeous! Lol. Good luck with everything!

    4 years ago
  2. So, right at the end of the bloopers, Simon was counting off Martina’s ideas. First he put up his thumb. Then he put up his index finger. Now: WHY DIDN’T YOU PUT UP YOUR NEXT FINGER FOR HER NEXT IDEA???! WHY SIMON WHY??!!
    As for your counting skills, you get 2 out of 5 :p

    4 years ago
  3. Simon Martinaaaa, We loved your apartment. Very nice. ^.^
    Good Luck!!!
    xoxoxoxo (Luca and Aline from Brazil)

    4 years ago
  4. For suggestions for decals, how about books and perhaps even literary quotes.

    4 years ago
  5. pedobear wall paper xDDDD

    4 years ago
  6. I’m so excited that you guys moved to Mokdong! It’s a great area and soooo easy to get to other places XD We live in Yeongdeungpo Sijang (only 4 stops away on the #5 line), so I hope we can meet you two some time!

    4 years ago
  7. Don’t feel bad about being off on your schedule; we understand that you guys just moved and are super busy. Take your time. (: Also, your apartment looks A LOT like Infinite’s dorm, perhaps that’s why you have a lot of good looking staff workers?

    4 years ago
  8. nice great choice guys

    4 years ago
  9. If being cool is being more suave, I think Martina won. However, Simon made a show of himself in an embarrassing manner without succumbing to the “I’m a loser” feeling. So I think Simon won!

    You’ve got such an open space and tall ceilings! I agree with Simon that you should go modern…but who is to say modern can’t have pink or teal or other really obnoxiously bright colors! They match up well with black and brown and chrome and other modern colors and finishes.

    4 years ago
  10. my uncles name is Simon and my dad (his brothers) name is Martin. O.o And we’re also from Canada. Craaaazy!

    4 years ago
  11. “YOLO=You Obviously Love Onew” How did you know? O_O

    4 years ago
  12. I’m going to miss those electric blue walls..! But it looks AWESOME and I wish you all the best in Seoul!!

    4 years ago
  13. nice house!!

    4 years ago
  14. oooh!! i have an idea for the kpop crunch wall. maybe you can paint the circles in different colors! actually i dunno~ haha. that’s abt the only idea that poppud up. um, please film your furniture hunting! hehe~ oh, is there really no IKEA in korea?

    4 years ago
  15. Blackbird????? Clearly Simon’s a chicken. c;

    4 years ago
  16. Wow, this is a really big place…ya’ll are rich now!

    4 years ago
  17. Your new apartment looks so nice! The kitchen looks good :D Can’t wait for you guys to decorate the house!! Also did anyone notice Simon’s reflection in the mirror? He’s too tall to stand normally =P

    4 years ago
  18. awww litter box=exciting
    Meemers loves the mat :D

    4 years ago
  19. you guys could get wall shelves for dr meemersworth to climb on and have his own “space” up in the sky so to speak LOL. they would look really cool too and be used as decoration. you guys could also get new wallpaper (check out the place Hyori went to during Off The Record). I suggest going onto pinterest. I only go to Pinterest for solely decorating ideas and cooking recipes LOL. They had one where you could make your own big wide black and white striped curtains (which looked super chic and awesome). You could also make your entire apt Super hero themed LOL. or use the coloring from superhero costume stuff like Iron man or Thor or Captain America haha. just look at home decorating magazines. i love your new apt btw. you should do a oepn the happy video for like you guys decorating your apartments

    4 years ago
  20. Love it! Can’t wait to see how you guys out your own style into it! Love that you guys have so much room now!

    4 years ago
  21. please film the potential studios you guys are going to visit and let the nasties vote which studio you should rent. that’ll be awesome

    4 years ago
  22. Wow your place is so much bigger! I am excited for you. I am getting married soon and am super excited about us going house hunting. Good luck with decorating. We have always gone with the modern contemporary theme, meaning everything is black, silver, or gray and either leather, glass, or metal. Now that I think about it, we are super unoriginal.

    4 years ago
  23. Martina, where did you get those strawberry Bento boxes? I have the same ones, except I got mine from a store called Daiso in Japan.

    4 years ago
  24. Spudgy is an ahjussi now! Lol I love your new home, though! coughyoushouldtotallykeepthecupcakesthoughcoughjustsayingcoughcough

    4 years ago
  25. Where are you going to do the interviews with the kpop groups?? *o*

    4 years ago
  26. Bright blue wall? XD

    4 years ago
  27. Beautiful apartment – walls not included, so it’s only going to get better once you guise have marked your territory. LoL

    4 years ago
  28. i’m really sorry but i was totally distracted by Simon’s spread eagle stance at 9:42 in the window reflection to pay attention to the end of the video!!! hahahahahahaha

    4 years ago
  29. put the fan art collages that martina makes on the walls in the room that you are going to film kpop music updates that way you will always have a reminder of how much your fans love you as you are editing your videos. <3 plus i bet it would please fans to see their work in the background of the videos.

    4 years ago
    • It would also be great if you do decide to put decals in the circles, for you to broadcast the size of the circle so we can make you decals already shaped to that size, and then send them to you in the mail of fans.

      4 years ago
  30. You totally got me at “sparkly vampire guards”. I’m moving there!!! :))

    4 years ago
  31. OH MY GOD I CAN’T BREATHE IN WARM AIR EITHER SIMON

    4 years ago
    • I think its really unhealthy to sleep directly under an aircon. Maybe it is because Im not used to it, but everytime I go to tunisia and sleep under the aircon I catch a terrible cold. I also heard some other stories about a girl who stayed under the aircon with wet hair and half of her face got paralysed. Mabye its only dangerous if you set it at a very low temperature, I dont know.

      4 years ago
    • THANK YOU! Martina totally doesn’t understand how uncomfortable it is. I can’t sleep if the air is warm. Wintertime, though, I sleep like a baby.

      4 years ago
      • You sound like my hubby. . . air conditioner AND fan on every night. It’s sub-zero in my bedroom. Good thing he’s like a heater to curl up next to! Ha. It must be your Polish (?) heritage, eh Simon? :-)

        4 years ago
      • I’m the opposite, I can’t sleep when my nose and/or feet are cold (which happens often, I should move to Florida).

        4 years ago
      • omg, noo~~! I can’t sleep at all when my feet and my nose are cold! >_<
        my bedroom is always really warm and I'm like "it's so comfy! ^__^" and meanwhile…my boyfriend is dying from the heat XD

        4 years ago
      • I totally hear you, Simon. I live in NS and its unbearable when its 28 out with 91% humidity. Window AC was the best investment ever.

        4 years ago
      • Yep, same here! And I live in Vegas where it is HAWT. But with the AC blasting at 70 F I can sleep. Otherwise, no way guys.

        4 years ago
        • Southern California in the valleys where it reaches triple digits. ._. I hope you guys enjoyed that thunderstorm last week! xD I was in Vegas for 3 days for a mini vacation so…I got a blast of that thunderstorm.

          There’s no AC in my room though! :( I have this tiny fan for my face and the lowest it gets at night in the summer right now is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. RIDICULOUS. I HATTTEEE CAALLIIIFFOORRRNIIAAAAA….

          4 years ago
      • I love to sleep with cold air, and when I used to have an attic room (way back in high school) all the heat would rise up and practically congeal the air, so I slept with the window cracked. I live in Alaska, where that means letting in -40 C air….it was worth it. Love your new place!

        4 years ago
        • OMG, I live in Alaska too! I didn’t think there were fellow Alaskans here, so excited!

          4 years ago
        • I’m in Fairbanks where are you??

          4 years ago
        • Wow, sorry for a really late reply. I am in Eagle River.

          4 years ago
        • lols thats ok. yes there are some Nasties in AK…but it’s far and few i’m afraid.

          4 years ago
      • So do I!! my mother really gets really mad because I usually have my windows open all day (they can’t be rolled down though) because of how horribly hot the air gets D: the pain of living in tropical areas…

        4 years ago
      • Omg me too! it gets way to stuffy and my nose dries out. Its the worst if its humid too!

        4 years ago
      • I have a problem with dry air, be it hot or cold. Sadly I moved to a dry area (Colorado) and now have had to acquaint myself with things like a humidifier and lotions.

        4 years ago
        • i’m from Colorado too! I definitely wasn’t expecting anyone else from where i live. XD And yes, it’s good to stock up on lotions and chapsticks, and vaseline. I’m too used to colorado, that I have more trouble in humid and hot places, rather than dry and hot

          4 years ago
      • Sucks for me though because I live in Texas. And it’s always hot.

        4 years ago
        • OMG, I live in Texas too. I can attest for the horrible heat down here as well. And I also can’t sleep if it’s not cold. Thankfully my room is like ten degrees lower than the rest of the house. I dunno why. But yes Simon, you are not alone in your detest for hot air. lol

          4 years ago
      • Same here :) it’s very uneasy for me as well.

        4 years ago
  32. Okay, am I crazy, Simon, or was your bird song that “Ice” song by Phantom? Now it’s stuck in my head!

    4 years ago
  33. ” All of the staff working here are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING. “.. Um.. I’m not the only one that wants proof of this ya? ;)

    4 years ago
  34. the new place is awesome!!!! can’t wait to see you guys fill it in and decorate!!!! good luck on the new chapter of your lives guys!!! xoxo

    4 years ago
  35. Their apartment kind of looks like Infinite’s Dorm :D

    4 years ago
  36. I like your shirt, Martina

    4 years ago
  37. Nope, Martina’s cooler. LOL

    4 years ago
  38. Cee

    Wow, this is awesome, I’m glad you guys found something you like so much!!!

    4 years ago
  39. Yay! Cool pad and even more fun cause of the crazies! Grats y’all!

    4 years ago
  40. YAhiiiii!!!!

    4 years ago