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Our Trip to Mexico!

October 13, 2012

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Ok, we’re gonna have to hold back our tears while writing most of this blog post. ALL THESE FEELS! Let’s just start off by saying that we had an absolutely wonderful time in Mexico, and that you Mexican Nasties are so generous and loving and OH FFFF I’M ALL TEARY EYED AGAIN.

Ok ok ok. Wait. Before we get to that part, let’s talk about how we got there to begin with.

We were invited by Hyunwoo Sun and the Talk to Me In Korea team to come along with them for their Talk to Me in Korean Around the World event. We were going to come as judges for the Kpop Dance Contest, and we were going to get to hang out and chat with some of you all afterwards. We were totally stoked at the idea! I’ve never been to Mexico, but Martina’s been once, loooong time ago. And, we’d get to stop over in Toronto for a few days as well and see our families. How perfect is that? We said yes the instant we were asked.

A few weeks passed by until the night before we fly out. Guess what happens? Martina’s pink eye spreads to me, and I get a nasty fever at 1AM. NAAAASTY fever. No, not “Nasty Fever” as in “OHHH I WANT TO MEET PEOPLE!!!” Nasty Fever as in 38.6 degrees. I was all sweaty and shivering, mumbling stuff that didn’t necessarily agree with what I was thinking, and just overall useless and very unhealthy. Great! Right before we fly out! Luckily for me, Martina’s awesomeness extends into being very caring, and she nursed my fever down to something manageable.

Next morning, we were all ready for our flight to Vancouver, which would then take us to Toronto for the night, which we’d follow up with our flight to Mexico. Great! Problem is, our first flight turned out to be SIX HOURS DELAYED! AH!!! We had to reschedule with a different airline, because we’d miss all of our connecting flights. Balls to that! Fortunately, Hyunwoo fixed this all for us in time. Woot!

Anyhow, we arrived in Mexico after flying and hanging out in airports for roughly 20 hours or so, and we were both pretty sick. Martina’s pink eye is still pink, and my throat was sore as all hell. Great! We’d meet lots of awesome people for the event, and we’d cover them in our Korean germs! We imagined scenes from Contagion being played out. No word yet on the first casualties, though.

We tried being as sanitary as possible! We brought hand sanitizer and used it profusely. At the event, we tried warning people that we were sick, but people in Mexico were all so affectionate, and all gave their hugs to us freely, even at the risk of infection. Even cheek-kisses! Oh boy! If you’re reading this and you were at the event, please tell us that you’re not feeling sick. Or, if you are, we’ll do our best to deny responsibility!

Ok, that part was easy to write about without getting emotional. What hit us the hardest wasn’t being able to chat with people for six hours (no joke: six hours, almost non-stop except for bathroom breaks, which people still chatted with us during (OOH YOU’RE ALL SO NASTY!)). What really hit us the hardest was the reception we got when we walked on stage when we were announced. People screaming and cheering for us…just…just…why? I don’t get it. We don’t deserve it at all, but we felt so overwhelmed with all the positivity and love that we could barely even say anything on stage. We just farted out a few words that were barely eloquent because all we wanted to do was just thank you and cry. Ah. MY FEELS.

Seriously, guise. The support you give us is so overwhelmingly awesome, and we’ll never take that for granted. Seriously: I have no idea how people can perform on stage. Kpop idols – how do you not collapse into sobbing heaps when you get on stage? You’re much bigger than we are, get much more love. How do you maintain composure? What kind of training gets you ready for that? Well, whatever that training is, we don’t want it. We never want to take it for granted that you’re all so wonderful and FFFFF stop writing this ok back to normal not-emotional thoughts.

Anyhow, we had a bunch of fun at the event. We got called out, abruptly, to sing something in front of everyone. WHAT THE EFF?!?! We’re not performers! We can’t do live stuff! Editing video means you can cut out all your mistakes! Doing stuff live is so stressful! We sang Eat Your Kimchi Style, though. Ha! What shocked us the most when we saw the footage afterwards was that PEOPLE WERE SINGING ALONG WITH US!!! What? How? I don’t know. It was amazing. Here’s someone’s video of it.

That was the last of my voice. Well, the last bits of it. After the singing contest and dance contest, we met some more people backstage and took some more pictures, but my voice cut right at the end of it. I now have what Martina had a while ago. Can only whisper, and write! Guess that’s why this blog post is so long!

More importantly, we want to seriously apologize to everyone who waited for us after the event. The lineup for pictures was really long, and we were on the brink of collapsing. My nose actually started bleeding. Who the hell does that? This isn’t an anime! People’s noses don’t bleed if they’re tired! But we were barely hanging in there, and we had to get snuck out through the back via security, and we felt guilty as hell for it. Really, really sorry everyone, but if we went on any longer one of us would have fainted. We went back to our hotel and collapsed into our beds and fell asleep instantly.

So, that’s it! We’re writing this blog post on the plane ride back to Toronto now, where we’ll start editing the footage ASAP. Funny: we never actually write blog posts until the video’s finished. We were just both so excited to write this that I guess we couldn’t hold back, though I think I wrote most of it before Martina got the change to write anything (she’s currently face-planted on the plane dinner tray, beside me, fast asleep).

Now, I know some of you are going to ask us to come to your country. And, WE’D LOVE TO COME! SERIOUSLY! We’re not NOT coming to your countries because we don’t want to come. We just don’t know how to event plan for something like that, you know? We can’t just say “AYO! MEET US AT THE STARBUCKS!” We’d need to rent a venue, set up audio and whatnot, and that’s not something we know how to do in our own country, let alone in someone else’s! So, if someone wants to set something up, we’re all for coming! We just can’t set it up ourselves.

Yeah! And there are bloopers for this video, as always. I show off my sexy airport fashion and the secret to being a celebrity at the airport:

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  1. CELEBRITY STATUS CERTIFIED.

    P.S. You guys take good care of yourselves. You sound and look really tired. Please don’t be sick, ‘kay?

    4 years ago
  2. Simon get well soon!!! You sounded really bad… like you screamed for 3 hours in a concert ><
    I think you should give that chicken lollipop to Onew and see what's his reaction to it XD

    4 years ago
  3. OMG I SAW MY GIFT AND THE “PAPER” YOU ATE WAS ONE OF MY GIFTS!!!! haha Oww…now I know why Simon like didn’t want to hug me, but it’s ok guys, i’m not sick and actually i’m really happy that i could meet you, talk to you, hug you and take a picture :D!!!
    We Nasties LOVE YOU because you make us laugh with your unique vlog, you share your life and experiences with US STRANGERS, and also help us to know more about the country that is far from us but we admire and want to get to know…HOW CAN WE PAY YOU FOR ALL THIS!!! (OBVIOUSLY with candies, and lots of love) THANK YOU GUYS!!!!! I’m glad you liked your trip down here :D Keep being so awesome!!!

    4 years ago
  4. i will read this tomorrow, but as for the video…AMAZING! and p.s. if it had been a chicken lollipop, i’m sure Onew oppa would have loved it! P.P.S., its so cool to see our fellow Nasties! Can’t wait to see more in California! You Guys(meaning Nasties and S&M) rock!

    4 years ago
  5. yeah mexican people are too noisy ^ u ^ I hope you had a great time here, is charming the way you eat all those candies, oh try again with the watermelon lollipop actually is delicious in the core (your pain face are amazing) hahaha again thanks for coming

    oh yeah about the stomach problems we call it “la venganza de Moctezuma” (the Moctezuma revenge) is a classic that foreign people have it :S

    4 years ago
  6. If you guys want to ever go to another country just ask fans for help, i bet lots of fans from the chosen country would be able to help with venues and stuff!~

    4 years ago
  7. Awwww guise!!! *n* I wish I could have gone there to see you!! So I could fangirl by seeing you less than 100 meters away from my physical presence :P
    I’m happy that you got such a warm and welcoming response here!! I really never tought there would be so many Nasties in my own country :D (If I attended I could have even made some kpop friends :/)
    And cheez you must know: EVERY MEXICAN CANDY IS DELICIOUS. THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THAT RULE. We freaking rule in candy making ^^ (BTW, the first one you tried it’s pronounced “ah-teh” I love guava and quince/membrillo ones, specially with cream cheese *mouth waters*)
    Those tacos you ate were really stuffed o_O I know we pretty much put everything inside tortillas but I’ve never seen rice, meat, beans and idk what else in the same wrap xD
    Anyhow, I’m glad you had such a great time in here even if it was short :) Remember that you’re always welcome to visit us, Nasties here will be waiting for you!! Saranghae Simon and Martina!!

    4 years ago
    • Hey now hey now, I worked w/ some Mexicans around my age who always had Mexican candy and they had these suckers that looked like corn but had idk if it was like chili powder on them or what the crap but those things were beyond awful.

      All bitter, no sweet. But that’s all I have to base off of so yeah lol. I do love me some Mexican soda tho.

      4 years ago
      • Oh those ones!! Yeah, that specific chilli powder is quite “bitter (more like salty with weird acidic taste)” but IDK, maybe because I’ve had them all my life I think they are tasty :P
        And yes, soda is also delicious!! Too bad I don’t drink soda anymore.

        4 years ago
        • Yeah idk it’s just extremely funky. He claims they are good afterwards but I could never make it that far.

          4 years ago
        • I swear to you they are really good after that weird chilli, all is sweet goodness, but to people that isn’t acostumed to that kind of powder it’s really icky, usually what I do is to leave one part without that chilli and then the flavors combine and tastes quite good.

          4 years ago
        • Well he didn’t tell me it was better once you got past it til the next day lol, otherwise I’d have like washed it in the sink or somethin. Yeah I took two licks (idk why I took another after 1st one), gagged, and then whipped it at the ground.

          I mean I saw the powder and expected it to be slightly spicy or something (because I love spicy food, idk how it would be on candy so I thought I’d try) but instead it was just… awful tasting.
          He told me one of them was banana too and I LOVE banana flavored candy. If only he’d told me earlier.

          But seriously, why do they look like corn? Is it because of that corn w/ chili powder and stuff on it and they just wanted the suckers to look like that? Or what’s the deal? lol

          4 years ago
        • Hahaha, awful foreign food experiences, it reminds me of the first time I ate wasabi, I didn’t expect it to be that spicy!!
          About the one shaped into a banana with that flavor, I’ve never head of it, I only know about banana taffy and bubblegum.
          And yeah, it’s to imitate the corn with chilli (usually has mayonaise and cheese too) so kids that can’t eat the actual one with spicy chilli can “enjoy” too, even if doesn’t taste like actual corn. (which is a good thing)

          4 years ago
  8. lol, I’ve learned that whenever I visit my family in Mexico THESE ARE CRITICAL THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    For those spicy lollipops: (my sister did this all the time)
    1)unwrap evil candy
    2)get a cup and pour water
    3) stick candy in the cup of water
    4)let it sit there and dissolve EVILNESS for a good 10 minutes or so
    5) enjoy nice and pure watermelon lollipop.

    Oh! If you happen to ever go again, I suggest lonches! THEY ARE sldfksjdf DELICIOUS.

    ^^ That’s basically it. I visit a different part of Mexico, so all the things I would recommend don’t pertain to Mexico City. ;A;

    4 years ago
    • YES thats how to deal with it, but my badass 5 year old cousin eats them just biting them! wtf thats not natural :P

      4 years ago
    • lol that’s what I used to do! when I was a little girl you would always see me with the lollipop and cup x3 heck, now I love the chile with them! even if sometimes it does get spicy I endure it!

      4 years ago
    • I used to do that for warheads. Wash off the sour and eat the sweet yummyness xD

      4 years ago
      • Haha, same! It’s how I’d cheat when my cousins and I had contests to see who could eat it without making faces XD

        4 years ago
    • i used to do the same thing but then i just got used to the spiciness… i want some now… ;D

      4 years ago
  9. I love how in the video of eat your kimchi style live
    some
    guy is like “Simon is so cute! I can’t believe it!”
    and some girl is like “i know he’s like a bear! ”

    LMAO! xD
    Iwish i was there ^_^
    love you guys

    4 years ago
  10. I love how Simon hammed it up after you guys went out the second time for eat your kimchi style! XD

    4 years ago
  11. EYK just face it, Mexico Loves you!! Nasties around the world love you!!! You have become some sort of Korean culture ambassadors, and you are loved for that. Don´t feel that you don´t deserve it!!!

    4 years ago
  12. Simon did u really thought that was a chicken flavor lollipop? ¬_¬ really XD

    4 years ago
  13. i think i died laughing at ya’lls expressions after trying the sucker. Simon was so sweet to share that one with you Martina! yeah.. sweet.. *laughs*
    seriously though, it had to be heartwarming to hear that crowd. they were deafening!
    I hope you both feel better very soon!

    4 years ago
  14. You guys are pretty famous!! Now, all you guys have to do now is visit the east coast of the USA!

    4 years ago
  15. Awww I love this vlog so much *-* probably because for the first time I’m part of it! I was there! I traveled from my city to Mexico City just to be there! One of the main reasons was to meet you guys, I really wanted a picture with you and have a little chat with you, but there was so many people D: so I just couldn’t do it! the only thing I could do was telling Martina she was so pretty when she was in the judges table XD I was right behind her. Anyway, the event was delayed and I waited and waited for the end of it so I could take a picture with you, but I was already late for my flight! so I couldn’t wait more D: at the end I had to literally RUN to the airport, got there VERY late and had to beg and cry to 3 different employees so they would let me get in the plane!
    Anyway, it was nice seeing you in person anyway :) you guys are amazing and so humble, please never change!

    4 years ago
    • We feel SO GUILTY for not being able to speak with everyone at the end. Really, really terrible. But we had to go. The lineup was huge, and the security guards were kicking us out, and we were unbelievably sick at the time. Still, we felt so sad to not be able to say hi to everyone. We’re really, truly sorry :(

      4 years ago
      • Don’t feel guilty guys! Really I’ve only heard good comments from the people who was there :) I think we all understood the situation so we’re not blaming anybody ^_^ Next time I’m going to set up a fanmeeting with you guys ^0^

        4 years ago
  16. the watermelon lollipops are my favorite!! although i haven’t had them in a while…i used to always get them in candy favor bags during birthday parties when i was younger… good old days… ;D

    4 years ago
  17. OMG, I W-A-N-T that SOUP! I won’t rest until I found one… really.

    4 years ago
    • That kind of soup they are eating it’s sold in VIPS this is a restaurant of Walmart’s group… (not publicity paid hahaha) There is where they were eating.

      4 years ago
    • It’s tortilla soup…i guess if you find a mexican restaurant they should’ve it’s spicy but sooooooo good haha

      4 years ago
    • What soup?

      4 years ago
  18. It must be pretty amazing to think about how far you guys have come!! From little homemade videos about life in Korea to having fans all around the world!! Congratulations on everything !! :) + you guys sound adorable with your little voices (Omg, do I sound crazy? haha + sorry if my comment doesn’t make sense, I’m extremely tired! :P)

    4 years ago
  19. I´m there with the cartuline I love EYK *w*

    4 years ago
  20. “…Please tell us that you’re not feeling sick. Or, if you are, we’ll do our best to deny responsibility!”

    Omg you guys XD

    4 years ago
  21. I wish I could set something like that for they come to Brazil DDDD: hahahaha

    4 years ago
  22. Simon you kinda sound like Batman at the end of the video, I couldn’t stop laughing >.<

    4 years ago
  23. I don’t think I’ve ever really posted on here. But yeah, you guys are serious celebrities LoL

    I’m so so soooo bummed that I can’t come to KCon, and I’m SO close. Just in Vegas ;-; I want to see the bands of course (NU’EST particularly >3<) but I was also super bummed I couldn't go to see you guys T.T so sad. Have fun, though! Come to Vegas sometime ^_~

    4 years ago
  24. I’m sorry you got so sick, Simon and Martina! Oh, and I can definitely testify to the fact that you can get nosebleeds from exhaustion. I’ve gotten them before and they’re definitely no fun :/ It looks like you still had a nice time there though! Now get some rest! None of us Nasties like seeing you guise sick!

    4 years ago
  25. LOL im soo happy u had a great time here in mexico seriously guys u r awesome and hope u can comeback soon

    4 years ago
  26. :D OMG I’d love to invite you to guise to NYC~!

    4 years ago
  27. We really love you guys here in Mexico, you are awesome. I hope you liked Mexico. ♥

    4 years ago
  28. I feel so bad but I was laughing at Simon the entire time when he was trying out that Chile Watermelon lollipop x”D

    4 years ago
  29. EAT YOUR KIMCHI STYLE

    4 years ago
  30. MEXICO YES SIRRRRR! I’m really happy that both of you enjoyed your stay here in Mexico. And I hope that someday you’ll come again and I can meet the both of you ><
    I love you Simon & Martina, pls take care! <3

    4 years ago
  31. Bahahahaha!!!! This actually may be one of my favorite EYK vids to date. This is so much awesome!! I laughed so hard omg.
    SOOOOOO Nasty. ^_^

    4 years ago
  32. omg i love the chilli powdered watermelon lollipops!

    4 years ago
  33. Okay I take back my sentence. You guys ARE celebrities! =O

    4 years ago
  34. Omg you guys are almost celebrities! :D

    4 years ago
  35. OMG Martina you look so thin!

    4 years ago
  36. Love you guys!!! ><

    4 years ago
  37. I hope you guys didn’t drink the tap water!

    4 years ago
    • what do you mean?

      4 years ago
      • Tap water in mexico (though it’s safe) it’s recommended to not drink it if you don’t have a proper filtering system. You know, it can unknowingly carry some bacteria.

        4 years ago
      • My apologies, I didn’t mean to sound offensive. I had a bad experience accidentally drinking the water and got the stomach flu for a few days.

        4 years ago
  38. TEQUILA!!!!

    4 years ago
  39. YAYYYY! :D

    4 years ago
  40. yay!! a new vid :) i missed seeing new eyk vids my YT subscription box :)

    4 years ago