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Our New Korean Apartment!

June 26, 2011

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Ok, so here it finally is. You’ve seen bits and pieces of it from our videos, and now you can get a full idea of what the whole thing looks like.

For those of you who don’t know, we’re no longer teaching in Korea. Simon stopped teaching last year, while Martina just finished her contract in June. We’re now working full-time on the site and video making. When Martina finished her contract with her school, we had to move out of our old apartment. It was under the school’s name, as they were the ones who put down the deposit and were paying the rent. Our new apartment is now our own, not paid for by anyone but ourselves, with whatever money we earn from the site (and from your support)

Anyhow, enough back story. If you can’t tell by now, we like this place A LOT more than our last place. It’s huge in comparison. It’s 34 Pyeong, while our last one was supposedly around 19 Pyeong…almost double! A pyeong, if you don’t know, is a Korean unit of measurement, how we use square feet or square meters. It’s around 35 sq feet or so per Pyeong. Factor that number in, along with a denial of r squared pi, and you get roughly 1200 sq feet. Pretty sweet!

We’re really happy about this place, because it’s not only still in Bucheon, but it’s actually right beside our old apartment. We still overlook the park, and can take Spudgy there for walks (though lately, in this summer heat, Spudgy’s become too lazy to go for long walks). We’re just on the other corner of the park now. No biggy! Our neighbourhood is a bit different as well, as there are totally different restaurants and shops in this part of town. It’s funny that we can say that, because it sounds like we’re far away from where we lived before, when we can actually SEE our old apartment from our place. That’s the cool thing about Korea: it’s so condensed that every few blocks or so provides a new world of shops and places to discover.

There’s a bit of a scary story behind this place. Well, not scary, but it provided us with a scare. When we first saw this place with our realtor (who speaks awesome English by the way) we fell in love with it instantly. We told them that we’re interested in taking it, and so we started getting the funds in order to do so. And so, the day that we were going to sign the contract and put down our deposit, we get a call from our realtor 20 minutes before we were about to go and he tells us that someone else just nabbed it from right underneath our noses. We were furious! Luckily, after he made some calls, an hour later our realtor found another apartment, in the exact same building, three stories down. What’s even better, is that the apartment he found was muuuch nicer than the one we had originally planned on purchasing, and it wasn’t any more expensive at all. Score! Even better, is that their moving date was closer to our moving date: the original one would have us moving in two weeks earlier, which wouldn’t be convenient for us at all. Double score! We really lucked out with this place.

Anyhow, we know people are going to ask, so we’ll answer: the rent is 900,000 won a month, and 20,000,000 won down as a deposit. Our last place, according to our school, cost 600,000 won a month, and 10,000,000 won down as a deposit. The deposit is quite huge, yes, and it’s quite forbidding for some. The Korean deposit system is quite odd: we get that deposit money back at the end of the year (we signed a contract for one year), while we don’t get back any of the rent money. Supposedly, the reason why the deposits are so big is for insurance purposes: if you don’t pay your rent, it’s very difficult for your landlord to evict you. The process takes at least six months for an eviction, from what we’ve been told. By giving a big deposit, your landlord is safe, kinda, from you skipping out on your rent.

Yeah! We’d like to thank our realtor and recommend him as well. If you’re looking for places in Bucheon (and you should, because it’s an awesome city) and want an English speaking realtor, contact Benesta Real Estate at 011-9217-7832. He was really quite helpful, and continues to be helpful after we got this place. Also, thanks go out to Trip Deuce Media for the background music for the video. Woot woot!

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  1. You guys should totally make a T-Shirt with “keep calm and eat your kimchi”

    5 years ago
  2. did you read explanation correctly??????? they can get deposit money back
    but rent is not!!

     ‘is your mind blown?’ < that's rude!!

    5 years ago
  3. If you guise still need help on decorating, you should have an epic FAIN MAIL CHALLENGE where everyone sends in drawings and stuff to hang up on your walls :D

    5 years ago
  4. Had a slight freakout when I saw T.O.P. in your makeup corner! Maybe I should do that. It would be a GREAT start to my day :D

    5 years ago
  5. OMG!! you are living in Bucheon?
    i can recognize the apartments! i used to live there! so funny :]

    5 years ago
  6. you should make ur wallpaper as SPUDGY!!or t.o.p is fine as well 

    5 years ago
  7. The deposit system is quite the same for renting a flat in Hong Kong,….amount of 2 months rent!
    so do you guys thinking of a stop over visit to Hong Kong? I think you guys would love it!

    5 years ago
  8. It’s a really nice place. =)

    5 years ago
  9. awesome decals :))

    6 years ago
  10. Spudgy changed his dye! and btw Martina i LOVE your coffee cups

    6 years ago
  11. PIM

    I’ve been looking to grow small plants by my windowsill and remembered you guys had a ton in this video! What types of plants are those? :o Some of them look like mint but idk D:

    6 years ago
  12. LOVE IT! & I would totally name that dog Falcor.

    6 years ago
  13. Oh my word, I love you website. It was awesome being able to see you apartment. It makes me want to move to Korean sooner. lol I hope you guys continue to update. I am looking forward to your video. 

    Good Day

    6 years ago
  14. Dear Simon, I have seen yet again your great love for -and vast collection of- T-shirts! If it sounds good to you, I would be honored to make you and Martina T-shirt’s! ^_^ It would be amazing to know that people as awesome as yourselves are sporting some of my T’s :D

    6 years ago
  15. Did you guys put those decals up yourself? I’m assuming so :) They are cool, did you get them someplace specific?

    6 years ago
  16. Holy crap a $20,000 deposit?? That’s crazy *__* It seems like you guys are good at saving money, at least!

    6 years ago
  17. omg! rent is so expensive!!! TT___TT but awesome looking place!

    6 years ago
  18. Omigosh, I love your officetel! It makes me want to move to Korea even more now >.< For your bedroom, it'd be cool if you paint the walls (if you're allowed to, of course), a light color, like light blue or light green, and put up some cloth panel boards on the wall behind your bed, preferably in colors that match your bedspread~ So it'll look modern and relaxing at the same time! :D And then on the walls, you can either put some shelving in, which is always good to have (so Martina can put up those pictures of TOP), or hang up cute stuff, like strawberries or fruits or bunnies *_* I love interior design, so yeah….sorry for the long comment, ha ha ha!

    6 years ago
  19. Is that oregano?

    6 years ago
  20. Haha, Congrats Simon and Martina!!!

    6 years ago
  21. OMG XD i just wrote “Release the Kraken” on my fb status because i was really pissed off and now SIMON says…. “this is the place were you Release the Kraken” talking about his bathroom OH MY GOD  xDDDDDDD i’m laughing so hard! XD hahahahaha

    well guys, your new apartment is super EFFIN COOL :D

    6 years ago
  22. I think you guys are great interior decorators. I’d love to know where you got those wall and cabinet decals I’m taking a guess and saying home plus? I think Korean Officitels are really cool the design and layout seems so modern to me than apartments I’ve lived in here in California. And they seem really roomy for what your paying. Thanks for sharing with us :)

    6 years ago
  23. I would suggest you black&white landscape photo above your  bed and curtains in the bedroom it will make the room so coooozy )))) the place is great!

    6 years ago
  24. Martina & Simon, 
    First of all, congratulations on your new place and new endeavors! I recently came across your channel and I just can’t get enough of you! You are beyond awesome! 

    Hey, just wanted to thank you for this post as it’s helped me greatly in getting to know about the living environment in Korea. I’m actually moving to Korea this fall so this is extremely helpful!!! Thanks again, and keep up the good work! Please check out my blog when you get a chance, would love to get in touch with you when I move! 
    http://www.tomimito.com

    love,
    Karen

    6 years ago
  25. Well, to make things all even, would you like a tour of my apartment??  Just to be fair and all  … sadly, no Spudgy-related options were offered with my place.

    6 years ago
  26. Yes, it is.

    6 years ago
  27. Isn’t 10,000,000 like 9000? Its sounds so expensive… you guys must be rich! Do you have guns? (^^ JK..)
    Anyways, thank you for sharing your …. house, and your parents! I’ve been wanting to see them ever since I heard about them coming…

    6 years ago
  28. OMG! at 3:49 the picture to the far right is your wedding photo!

    Awesome place guys!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  29. I love the decorations, they’re really cute!

    6 years ago
  30. that’s very cute having martina’s parents in the video!!

    6 years ago
  31. congrats on your new place!!! *cheers*

    6 years ago
  32. now show us the tattoos on your feet!!!

    6 years ago
  33. now show us the tattoos on your feet!!!

    6 years ago
  34. make more poster  or put poster and pohots of you fun time in places
    or even KIMCHI

    6 years ago
  35. cute place and vid! i think you’re in an apartment, though. officetel’s are usually large studios without separate rooms, aren’t they? i am renting a korean apartment (apato) that came with all the appliances (fridge, kimchi fridge (yes!), washer, airconds, and oven), but there are separate rooms. oh, and the “solarium” is called a “beranda” (veranda). the complex i live in has officetels and apato, and the difference seems to be the size and the number of rooms, fwiw.

    6 years ago
  36. UM EXCUSE ME I HAVE A QUESTION
    where do u find officetels that have all those cute decals and etc. on like their cuprboards and such?

    6 years ago
  37. You need some simple, but elegant wall hangings.  Something like these…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B%2BvJqERVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aM0wgzT-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sRJ4Ln5nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Black and white paintings, some wall sconces with candles or some nice Asian fans…

    There’s also vinyl wall-art stickers like the ones below…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UxF514piL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otmK-3flL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH3iCZKbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    All of these are available on Amazon for fairly reasonable prices.  And you could mix and match of course.  Hope you like my suggestions guys!! <3

    6 years ago
  38. You need some simple, but elegant wall hangings.  Something like these…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B%2BvJqERVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aM0wgzT-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sRJ4Ln5nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Black and white paintings, some wall sconces with candles or some nice Asian fans…

    There’s also vinyl wall-art stickers like the ones below…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UxF514piL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otmK-3flL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH3iCZKbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    All of these are available on Amazon for fairly reasonable prices.  And you could mix and match of course.  Hope you like my suggestions guys!! <3

    6 years ago
  39. You need some simple, but elegant wall hangings.  Something like these…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B%2BvJqERVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aM0wgzT-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sRJ4Ln5nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Black and white paintings, some wall sconces with candles or some nice Asian fans…

    There’s also vinyl wall-art stickers like the ones below…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UxF514piL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otmK-3flL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH3iCZKbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    All of these are available on Amazon for fairly reasonable prices.  And you could mix and match of course.  Hope you like my suggestions guys!! <3

    6 years ago
  40. You need some simple, but elegant wall hangings.  Something like these…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B%2BvJqERVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aM0wgzT-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sRJ4Ln5nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Black and white paintings, some wall sconces with candles or some nice Asian fans…

    There’s also vinyl wall-art stickers like the ones below…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UxF514piL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otmK-3flL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH3iCZKbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    All of these are available on Amazon for fairly reasonable prices.  And you could mix and match of course.  Hope you like my suggestions guys!! <3

    6 years ago
  41. You need some simple, but elegant wall hangings.  Something like these…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B%2BvJqERVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aM0wgzT-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sRJ4Ln5nL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Black and white paintings, some wall sconces with candles or some nice Asian fans…

    There’s also vinyl wall-art stickers like the ones below…

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UxF514piL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otmK-3flL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH3iCZKbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    All of these are available on Amazon for fairly reasonable prices.  And you could mix and match of course.  Hope you like my suggestions guys!! <3

    6 years ago
  42. yay! it looks soo much bigger than your old place. you honestly could see the whole place in one shot of the old music mondays :P

    6 years ago
  43. yay! it looks soo much bigger than your old place. you honestly could see the whole place in one shot of the old music mondays :P

    6 years ago
  44. yay! it looks soo much bigger than your old place. you honestly could see the whole place in one shot of the old music mondays :P

    6 years ago
  45. yay! it looks soo much bigger than your old place. you honestly could see the whole place in one shot of the old music mondays :P

    6 years ago
  46. Coastal Scents make up!!! I have it, it’s the best ^^

    6 years ago
  47. Coastal Scents make up!!! I have it, it’s the best ^^

    6 years ago
  48. Coastal Scents make up!!! I have it, it’s the best ^^

    6 years ago
  49. Coastal Scents make up!!! I have it, it’s the best ^^

    6 years ago
  50. Coastal Scents make up!!! I have it, it’s the best ^^

    6 years ago
  51. 1200 sq ft? That’s like, almost the size a house could be. Except there would be other floors and stuff, but yeah. That’s awesome. And it really is a nice spot. Though the lack of an oven is… interesting. What do you use to cook things?

    6 years ago
  52. 1200 sq ft? That’s like, almost the size a house could be. Except there would be other floors and stuff, but yeah. That’s awesome. And it really is a nice spot. Though the lack of an oven is… interesting. What do you use to cook things?

    6 years ago
  53. 1200 sq ft? That’s like, almost the size a house could be. Except there would be other floors and stuff, but yeah. That’s awesome. And it really is a nice spot. Though the lack of an oven is… interesting. What do you use to cook things?

    6 years ago
  54. LOVE the new apartment, Just wondering by the way, where did you get all the cute stickers to decorate the walls like in the beginning there were pictures of shoes and the kitchen cabinets?
    Were they only available in Korea? Thanks! :) <3

    6 years ago
  55. LOVE the new apartment, Just wondering by the way, where did you get all the cute stickers to decorate the walls like in the beginning there were pictures of shoes and the kitchen cabinets?
    Were they only available in Korea? Thanks! :) <3

    6 years ago
  56. LOVE the new apartment, Just wondering by the way, where did you get all the cute stickers to decorate the walls like in the beginning there were pictures of shoes and the kitchen cabinets?
    Were they only available in Korea? Thanks! :) <3

    6 years ago
  57. LOVE the new apartment, Just wondering by the way, where did you get all the cute stickers to decorate the walls like in the beginning there were pictures of shoes and the kitchen cabinets?
    Were they only available in Korea? Thanks! :) <3

    6 years ago
  58. LOVE the new apartment, Just wondering by the way, where did you get all the cute stickers to decorate the walls like in the beginning there were pictures of shoes and the kitchen cabinets?
    Were they only available in Korea? Thanks! :) <3

    6 years ago
  59. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  60. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  61. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  62. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  63. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  64. The new place is super cute! I like all the little decorations around.  Looks more roomy than your previous place.  Martina’s Mother and Dad are so cute keke.  “Like a man” lol. Lmao at Martina having a picture of Tabi at her makeup corner instead of Simon lol.  

    6 years ago
  65. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  66. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  67. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  68. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  69. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  70. Wow! I love ur officetel!!!! I think I’d rather live there than my own house which is pretty big. I swear if I ever move to Korea I’d live in a officetel to see what it feels like. WE ALL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  71. You should have more T-shirts for sale.It will be the easiest and most cool way how we could support you ;) ?

    6 years ago
  72. I think I will have to cry for a little now, because my husband and I spend more than that on a 1DK close to Tokyo. Your appartment looks amazing, and all the way through the video I thought “THIS MUST BE SO EXPENSIVE!” Turns out, it actually isn’t… I’m jealous.

    P.S. Yay, Kapibara-san!

    6 years ago
  73. I think I will have to cry for a little now, because my husband and I spend more than that on a 1DK close to Tokyo. Your appartment looks amazing, and all the way through the video I thought “THIS MUST BE SO EXPENSIVE!” Turns out, it actually isn’t… I’m jealous.

    P.S. Kapibara-san, YAY!

    6 years ago
  74. dude!! that’s like 900$ bucks a month for a 3 roomed apartment (or officetel in korea lol)  that’s friggin cheap!!! awesome!

    6 years ago
  75. You could do something like this
    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/supaluvturtles/448.jpg
    i drew a picture, cuz idk how to explain it.. im weird..
    Or spatter the wall with paint, put up pictures of T.O.P, or put pictures of you guys.

    6 years ago
  76. you guys should totally hang up kpop stuff or pictures of Spudgy luv u Spudgy.

    6 years ago
  77. Ahahahaha, you don’t have a Korean dog until you get his hair dyed, lol. I’m surprised we didn’t do that for ours when we were over there. And that was really strange to me to see the washer under the stove…I guess we had an “officetell” too or whatever you called it because ours had an air conditioner, fridge, and a washer/dryer. We didn’t really use our kimchi drawer thing though, haha.

    6 years ago
  78. Every time I hear the Supdgy voice, I keep thinking the next line should be “TEEN GIRL SQUAD”  

    6 years ago
  79. 안녕 ! You guys should TOTALLY paint a mural of you and spudgy’s memories on the back wall of your room ! like have designs and cartoon versions of you and spudgy doing activites you did in korea. ^^ hope this helps x)

    Eatyourkimchi 파이팅!

    ~ Ontario, Canada Represent xP

    6 years ago
  80. Wow that desposit sounds ridiculous…but i think your new apartment is awesome! I love all the stickers u guys put up lol By the way i have the same makeup palette Martina has :)

    6 years ago
  81. Hey!! you guys should get a p.o. box or something of the sort…and let your fans decorate your wall! It would be an awesome project!! and trust me..we will send you epic drawing!!>:)

    6 years ago
  82. Wow, you guys are paying half the amount for your awesome offictel with a gorgeous view than My roomates and I are paying for our tiny two bedroom apt looking out to a large tree. That is so cool ~ I can’t wait to take my visit to Korea :)

    6 years ago
  83. a mural would look great on your bedroom wall! ^^

    6 years ago
  84. If I could play either of you in Fat Princess… my heart would explode and I would die happy.

    My first apartment was 470 square feet… I WIN!!!

    6 years ago
  85. did all those cool pictures on your cupboards and stuff come with the place or did you guys put them up yourselves? 

    6 years ago
  86. your new place is so cute! i love those frames you put up! i’d love to have one xD

    6 years ago
  87. I think you guys should put hello kitties all over the bedroom!!! Just kidding…That would be kind of scary…

    6 years ago
  88. Great place guys!!

    Mr. Sazunic finally made an appearance!!!!

    6 years ago
  89. Coool. For the price too of that size not bad.

    6 years ago
  90. Your new place is awesome! (゚∀゚)

    6 years ago
  91. OMFG! IT’S SO AWESOME! I think you should decorate your bedroom with the pictures you guys draw! Like make it a big Simon and Martina holding hands with a little Spudgy sitting between you! I think that’d be awesome!

    6 years ago
  92. I’m just curious were you got the amazingly cute stickers all over the place….did it come with the officetell or did you guys buy them?

    6 years ago
    • I was wondering the same thing. Maybe you can put them as a WTF or like.. have a small corner or something. Or y’know… if there’s a website where we can buy them (if they’re stickers, that is) please tell us. :D

      6 years ago
  93. I’ll definitely donate once I get my allowance 8D

    6 years ago
  94. Oh…mai…gah. That deposit must have inflicted MASSIVE DAMAGE on your wallets. Jeebus.

    6 years ago
  95. i sit on a ball at my desk to, lol i love the pic in your makeup box martina

    6 years ago
  96. It’s so awesome that you guys can make money with what you seem to enjoy!!^^

    6 years ago
  97. Martina, you should open an Etsy store or something and sell similar box-frames filled with glorious cuteness. I would most certainly purchase. :< In the meantime, some donating will be done.

    6 years ago
  98. awwwwwesome!!!. it is 레알 beautiful. i envy U! I’ll give you the opportunity to decorate my house :D 

    6 years ago
  99. The rent is acceptable as the apartment has 2 bedrooms and comes furnished… but that deposit is actually HUUUUGE!

    6 years ago
  100. Wow, didn’t know that the rent is so cheap in Korea! I lived in an (oooold) apartment that costed about the same as your officetel but it was even smaller than your old officetel. Wished the rents weren’t so high in Tokyo. :/

    By the way, you are drawing on your cupboards, right? (like, when you’re talking about the recycled props in Kpop videos)=D Niceeee~

    6 years ago
  101. I agree with Corinna.  I would have a huge picture of TOP on the wall behind the bed.  That would be awesome!!!!

    Martina, where did you buy that glorious make-up set?!!!!

    6 years ago
  102. just put up a HUGE Big Bang or TOP poster on the wall of your master bedroom LOLL~

    6 years ago
  103. decoration options.. tiny pictures of all your subscribers ~<:D

    6 years ago
  104. U should decorate your bed walls with glowing things.

    6 years ago
  105. Wow! This is huge!!! You have so much cute things!

    6 years ago
  106. OH and for your bedroom arrangement, I think you guys should put the bed against the wall so your room has more space, but if not thats fine too XD. I think you guys should get mini shelves (korea has super cute ones) or those uh cube shelves that you can attach individually to the wall. go look at some home decor magazines in korea, they know how to utilize small spaces XD

    6 years ago
  107. so just…a question XD. Since you signed the contract for only a year, you will renew it at the end of the year right? If you renew your contract, do you still get that 20,000 dollars back orrrrrrrrr does the landlord still keep it?

    6 years ago
  108. poor spudgy….=(
    for ur bedroom, why not make a collage of fan pictures of you guys? im sure theres some pretty awesome drawings out there :D

    6 years ago
  109. Congratulations for moving to a new, bigger, better officetel.
    Have your friends brought you matches yet?It is a Korean custom for visitors for a new living place to bring matches.I guess that started in ancient times when the most important thing for a new house owner was to start a fire and keep the fire going 24/7. It was considered a great shame to let the fire die and a great jesture of friend ship to lend your fire. But these days, you may easily get more than your lifetime supply of matches from just a few visitors.

    6 years ago
  110. Why are Korean furniture so cute… =w= If only Canada was like that xD

    6 years ago
  111. That’s pretty awesome that you can afford the place by the videos you make! Well you guys do make one heck of a video all the time ;D! love the place! 

    6 years ago
  112. You guys don’t work and yet you’re still able to live on support from us and the site? Awesome…do you need a payroll administrator by any chance? :-D
    Also, I made a little donation cause you two are nearly like family. I swear I see you guys more than my own brothers. XD

    6 years ago
    • Awesome!  Thanks so much Natasha!  Yay!  

      We pretty much live off the ad revenue from the site, yes, and people’s donations.  We’re not rolling in dough, though, but we’ve got enough to get by :D

      6 years ago
  113. where did you get those frames thats hanging above your tv? they’re super cute!!

    6 years ago
  114. K.

    I posted some of my ideas on your bedroom decoration via twitter :) (first time uploading pics on twitpic, lol :P)

    6 years ago
  115. i really like the new place! especially the huge wardrobe and the man-space/entertainment area.
    for decorating your bedroom…i can imagine a fabulous dark red stripe horizontally gracing your innocent white walls which would highlight some of the wallstickers you already use or a nice picture a the head of your bed. i don’t know about you guise but i find white bedrooms terrifying, so any color would do it a service. and some more cosy cussions and cuddle material (aka simon) will enhance your dreamland.

    lmao, i sound like an interior designer. i’m not :<

    6 years ago
  116. i really like the new place! especially the huge wardrobe and the man-space/entertainment area.
    for decorating your bedroom…i can imagine a fabulous dark red stripe horizontally gracing your innocent white walls which would highlight some of the wallstickers you already use or a nice picture a the head of your bed. i don’t know about you guise but i find white bedrooms terrifying, so any color would do it a service. and some more cosy cussions and cuddle material (aka simon) will enhance your dreamland.

    lmao, i sound like an interior designer. i’m not :<

    6 years ago
  117. I’ve got a question..
    can you tell me why spudgy is blue? xD 

    6 years ago
  118. I’ve got the same headphone thingy that you had in your room :D 

    But mine is blue ^^

    6 years ago
  119. That’s a lot of key money, but very reasonable (by Korean standards) for a place that nice.

    6 years ago
  120. wow nice place guys………
    maybe when im done with school ill move to bucheon too :P

    6 years ago
  121. So lucky!! You guys deserve lucking out too on getting and moving to your new place!
    Awww how cute it was to include the parents’ cameo in the vid~
    And Simon is such an understanding hubby to allow Martina’s fangirl-crushing on TOP!
    I
    like the new layout of your new place; seems way more spacious than the
    old place (I noticed how Simon was kinda cramped in the kitchen area
    that then =)

    6 years ago
  122. where did you guys get your super cool cupboard decorations? :D?

    6 years ago
  123. Nice, 1200 sq feet is pretty big! The price seems comparable to U.S. apartments except for the crazy deposit o.O 20,000,000 won…. so just under $20,000? How does anyone get a place to live if they’re poor??

    6 years ago
    • From what we’ve been told, a lot of people can’t afford that, and so they live with their parents for a very long time.

      6 years ago
      • It must be a big shock (a nice one anyway) when Koreans move to America…. I don’t think I even had to put a deposit on my current apartment ;) The most i’ve ever put down was like $1000?? And I kinda thought that was a lot lol. 

        BTW, for some reason i’ve been having to urge to say,”Asa!” all day… Simon keeps saying it and gets it in my head… 

        6 years ago
    • $18575.26 to be exact :D

      6 years ago
  124. One more thing (off topic) – Will the “Viva La Spudgy” shirts be available again? Thanks! x

    6 years ago
    • We’re planning, next week, to try to find new printers, since our last printers have stopped printing shirts :(

      6 years ago
  125. Your’s new apartment (i mean officetel :DD) is AWESOOOME! I wish i could live with you ^^’

    6 years ago
  126. Ahh you guys are awesome! And Spudgy seems quite pleased with his new hiding place in the closet room :) Also curiously, does your kitchen have an oven? Or was it simply hiding out of view somewhere? Oh and greetings from Australia!! xx

    6 years ago
  127. I cracked during TOP’s picture. Nice house!

    6 years ago
  128. Cool!! Thanks for taking the time to do this video! Now I hope for more WTF videos!!! Fighting!! :)

    6 years ago
  129. Awesome apartment! I love the way you’ve decorated it. For your bedroom, since you asked for decorating tips, you could get a nice, framed, painting or picture or whatever you like to put over the bed. Something that’s wider than it is tall and of good size (nothing too small). If you don’t buy a head board a good sized picture would work to anchor the bed. And put it up high enough so you don’t hit your head against it when you’re in bed. I think you should also continue the black wall art that you have in your kitchen. A little bit of that would look nice too. I wish I could draw you a picture, it’d be so much easier to explain.

    6 years ago
  130. We bought them off Gmarket.  They’ve got TONS.

    6 years ago
    • I love that everyone just keeps asking this over and over and they don’t even bother to read and see that like half the questions are about your stickers…which are completely and totally fantastic.  Glad I read far enough to get the answer!

      5 years ago
  131. do you mean, “denial of r squared pi” not “denial or r squared pi”?

    6 years ago
  132. do you mean, “denial of r squared pi” not “denial or r squared pi”?

    6 years ago
  133. i went through a guy at benesta real estate too. he was really helpful. hope you enjoy the new pad.

    6 years ago
  134. i went through a guy at benesta real estate too. he was really helpful. hope you enjoy the new pad.

    6 years ago
  135. I love the stickers you have on your cupboards and fridge. Where’d you get those? They’re SO cute.

    6 years ago
  136. 만세 !!! =))

    6 years ago
  137. OMG Spudgy looks so sad and cute in the closet!! heheehe
    ahhhhhh you’re parents are funny!! ~ sneaky mum!! LOL

    6 years ago
  138. that’s martina’s parents right? who recently come to visit you? the officetel is soooo nice, and pricey, wonder why real estate so pricey there (and everywhere else)

    6 years ago
  139. Oh dear gosh, I LOVE YOUR APARTMENT! If I have to say, these apartments look better than america’s apartments. 

    6 years ago
  140. Great place!

    by the way it sorry if this is a very obvious question but how do you guys get money from this site? (aside from t-shirt sales) ?

    6 years ago
  141. How did you manage to get visas to stay in Korea? I may have missed that in a previous post.

    6 years ago
  142. thats a nice upgrade <3 love it 

    6 years ago