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Guise: we’re sooooo totally not celebrities, or in any way appropriately behaved in socialite situations. The Social Star Awards was our first ever red carpet event, and we felt totally out of place. Let us tell you our story about the event.

For those of you who don’t know what it is, the Starcount Social Star Awards was, like, the first ever social media awards show (kinda, I think?) where they give awards to social star people. We didn’t get nominated for anything, which is obvious. We’re not top-tier YouTubers, nor are we celebrities otherwise. We were just invited to attend as guests.

So, we're gonna be part of something really cool tomorrow...

Anyhow, we immediately knew we were really out of place because, for starters, everyone had nice clothes on. We didn’t pack any nice clothes, because we didn’t know about this until AFTER we arrived in Singapore. We packed clothes for hot weather, not for social events! That’s why we looked rather casual for the event. Embarrassed!

But, more than that, before the actual awards show, there was a VIP room, which is where you saw us Pokémon-ing it up for all the foods. We should have been talking to others, networking, meeting new people, but we were just like “ME HUNGRY PIGGY! MORE FOOD NAO.” Or, it could be that we just hid behind the food to hide our awkwardness at the event. Though, being on the prowl for the food did, in many ways, accentuate the awkwardness. Ah well. The food was great, at least!

We didn’t meet any of the top-tier YouTubers at the event. They were in an ultra-vip room. The creators from Asia Pacific, apart from Hikakin, who beatboxed with Aerosmith, were all hunting for foods, though I’m sure we were the most obvious one prowling. Ha! We did get to meet Pewdiepie and Nigahiga outside of the event, though. We talked to Ryan Higa more than Pewdiepie, who we just shook hands with. Ryan drank with us and chatted a bit, though he was jetlagged as hell. Chonny is ultrafun, as is Nicko. Joseph Vincent’s manager, Tom, is just awesome. He’s a Marvel nerd like us! Yay! And Wes from WongFu was loads of fun as well. Though, we didn’t speak with many people at the Social Star Awards, apart from Chonny and Nicko, who were great to hang out with at the event, as we all sat together during the show.

At the awards show, we sat right beside the teleprompter, so we were reading along with the whole show. Jeremy Piven was great at hosting, though, because he strayed from the teleprompter for random funny lines from time to time. One guy shouted something out, and Jeremy – we’re on first name terms now, by the way (no we’re not) – said something along the lines of “Ah. I remember what my first beer was like. Enjoy yours!” Ha! That made me crack up.

By the middle of the show, we’d go out with Chonny to get more drinks. The show was better with drinks. Not that the show was bad; it’s just that, well, if drinks are free, then – you know how I feel about free food (nothing tastes better than free food). Free booze, though, isn’t the same. Free booze are often watered down.

After the event we didn’t make any videos, really. There was an afterparty on the room of the Marina Bay Sands, which we attended as well. It was similar to the first VIP event, with a lot of people mingling and stuff, and there was lots of free food there, too, so we pretty much just did the same thing and eated all the foods. We met the guys who made the Harlem Shake. They were cool and we drank with them a bit. Then we got tired and went home.

Want to hear a story that makes me really sad? The next day was the Social Star Concert, which we had tickets to attend as well, but we didn’t attend because we just wanted to eat. I’m noticing a pattern here. Socializing vs Food: Food wins always. Anyhow, we didn’t go to the concert, and we just walked around and ate stuff. My phone died while we were out. Came back to the hotel room and plugged it in, and saw a message from one of the organizers saying “hey where are your I’m trying to get you backstage to meet Psy.” FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! I wrote back, but by then it was too late. OH GOD WHY!!! But it might not have happened. You know? We might have ran down there and have not been able to see Psy. That’s ok. The night before, at the Social Star Awards, Psy performed, and I was right up close to the stage and singing along with him. He looked me in the eyes. I saw it. We had a moment. He was like “so this is the guy that made that godawful Eatyourkimchi Like a Man song!” I saw it in his eyes. It was there.

@psy_oppa was amazing at tonight's #socialstarawards!

Other than that, we went to Orchard Road on our day off and had ice cream sandwiches outside, but I’m not sure if they’re called ice cream sandwiches in Singapore, though, it’s as literally an ice cream sandwich as possible. Get ice cream. Put it between bread slices. That’s as technically an ice cream sandwich as possible. We didn’t get the bread version, though. We got it on crackers.

You know what I just realized? This video was supposed to be about the cool fancy pants things we did but instead we just went for more foods. We have an eating problem.

OH WAIT! We did something un-food related. We went to see the giant spitting Merlion. Martina superimposed herself to make it look like she’s spitting the water herself. No, wait: that didn’t sound glamorous. Let’s make this Kpop gossipy. Ahem. “MARTINA TRANSFORMS INTO MERLION!” Ha! I always find it ridiculous when I read those “transformation” headlines. THEY PUT ON A HAT IT’S NOT A TRANSFORMATION YOU FARTSUCKERS!

MARlion

Umm, I just realized that we were by the Merlion because we went to Glutton’s Bay for foods. Hmm…I feel like every country we travel to is just for foods. Question, just for future reference: what food should we eat in Australia, if we were to visit. We won’t accept any answer that has “mite” in it, for the record :D

Oh! And this is the second last Singapore video we’re uploading. We’ve got one more exporting right now, of our departure. Our last Singapore vlog! We’ll put that up later tonight, along with one more video afterwards. Three videos today. We’re pretty hardcore!

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  1. Barbara Groves

    I’m up all night for dim sum!

  2. Bwahahaha I was literally turning the volume down already when I saw the intro… Glad I continued to do so ^^’

    And now after watching til the end I really feel like eating dim sum while singing… I’m up all night for dim sum, we’re up all night to get fatty…

  3. Lillie Lane

    Brisbane…. Come to Brisbane!!!!!!

  4. Pewwwwwwdiepieeee. <3 and Chonny is the freaking cutest.

  5. Stephanie Dubuque
    Stephanie Dubuque

    aww poor Martina didn’t get to meet Jenna, I would of loved to see that happen =) You guys are both socially awkward so it would of been fun to see!

  6. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    You guys need to go back ASAP. Bourdain just tweeted that he’s on his way to Singapore for the World Street Food Congress. I didn’t know that even existed, but it sounds like something that I want to go to, and clearly from your trip highlights, something you want to go to.

  7. Pathryn34

    If you have been verified on social media . . . you might be a celebrity.
    If you have so many fans that they have a group name . . . you might be a celebrity.
    If you are met at an airport by so many fans that the noise is deafening and you cant greet them all . . . you might be a celebrity.
    If security ever has to guide you through a throng of fans . . . you might be a celebrity.

  8. Straya; Bunnings on the weekend for a sausage sizzle.

  9. Luisa Salazar

    Traveling is all about the food!!! :D You living the life!! xD

  10. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    aaww Chonny!!
    “Simon and Onew should be like bff’s” YES THEY SHOULD!!!! TOTALLY!!!! and you just said you’re a big “dubu” fan Martina!! ahahah!! …….okay…..
    haha i like the dimsum song!!

  11. SO MUCH FOooOD XD I’m sooo jealous!)))
    And, Martina, you look really great on the Red carpet!)))

  12. pepperandice

    i have to give a thumbs up for the melbourne team, iv only been there once and dont really remember it but iv had so many friends live and study or visit there i can say for sure they have kickass asian food, like japanese, thai, chinese, indian thats super super authentic and affordable, recently travelled through smaller places like adelaide and even they have an AMAZING street of asian food it can only be bigger and better in melbourne, my friends descriptions alone made me drool and so jealous with me being stuck elsewhere away from singapore, since authenticity is what youre missing in korea (something i didnt expect, never knew and makes me sad btw…really? NO good dim sum? ANYWHERE? really? haha) definitely pig up on that for a meal or two

  13. So Simon is a fan of chicken and Martina is a fan of dubu? You BOTH need to be Onew’s friends, lol.

  14. If you come to australia, sydney, deep fried mars bar in bondi beach, lemington, we have a good pork ribs restaurant called hurricane, best ramen in sydney called gumsara in chinatown, tim tam, pavlova, like everyone said australia doesnt have a so called australian food bit we have lots of cultural food that you will like.

  15. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Damn it Simon! You’re only suppose to ruin Korean songs for me not Daft Punk’s Get Lucky which I’ve been playing on infinite loop! I’ll forgive you, but only if you give me some dim sum :)

  16. Terra Stockellburg

    I love how you added Get Lucky to the video playlist xD

  17. It still tickles the mes out of me you got to meet Pewdiepie. It sounds like tons of fun.

  18. winterain

    you guys still looked fab despite not having packed clothes for the star awards! p.s. Simon, my friends couldn’t take their eyes off your nasty behind, your sexy suspenders hooked their attention for a good 5 minutes. Talk about being Nasty through and through >.<

  19. Sara Song

    hahaha Simon, I love your Daft Punk remix ‘Get Dimsum’ xD

  20. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Every time I travel I will have an event or main reason but the after that it is ALLLLLLLLLL about the food. My friends and I will pick out all the restaurants we want to eat at, as part of the itinerary. Eating is a huge part of enjoying another city, state, countries diversity. You can’t understand a place without knowing and enjoying it’s foods. Food for thought.

  21. You guys met pewdiepie! xD I love him! He’s hilarious :) And I would’ve done the same thing, eating food constantly at the social events, cuz I’m pretty awkward too lol You guys are not alone! haha And daaaaaaaaamn that sucks with the whole PSY thing xO man. Total fuuuuuuuuuuuu moment lol Glad you guys had fun nonetheless! ^^ And got to talk to some fellow youtubers :D

  22. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    I think it’s a matter of perspective. Famous entertainers would say “how can you skip a major concert for food? ” famous chefs would say “It’s Singapore! You did the right thing. ”
    As a lover of eating experiences,I also think a trip to Singapore is actually an eating vacation.

  23. Rebecca Kiew
    Rebecca Kiew

    Personal introduction for food in Australia being a foreigner in the country for 3 years:

    – Definitely try italian cuisine. They serve really really good italian pasta here! (And when I say here, it means here in Perth. Ciao Italia rocks!)

    – Dim Sums! They are awesome because you get real HongKongese making those oh-so-delicious foods.

    – Chinese restaurants are awesome too

    – Have lotsa bubble tea

    – Drink a lot of A&W here. Haha

    It would be so great if I could meet you guys while I’m here!

  24. Lol, this video should be tagged as FOOD. But I’m with you on this one: free food is the best :D

  25. I think this is more of a consequence for dieting! Y’see what happens when you try to diet? You’ll snap and turn into seriously nasty piggies!

    But that ice cream sandwich on crackers sounded like a delicious sweet ‘n salty snack. However, a literal ice cream sandwich isn’t uncommon, I know for sure that the Philippines does that too. Though personally, I’m not a big fan of it because I don’t want the ice cream to melt and make my bread this sweet, creamy mush!

  26. Heather Jacobs

    I would like to chat it up with Ryan Higa! :P awesome

  27. I_U_I_U_I

    Uwaah you guys were at MBS just a day before I hung out there for my event! we totally missed each other… =(

  28. Winifred Hwang

    YOU MET PEWDIEPIE AND YOU DID NOT BROFIST HIM O.O?!!?! And Marzia?! Apparently they put him in the Marina Bay Sands hotel D:

  29. I think when it comes to Australia, you should ask WHERE to eat rather than WHAT to eat. You can find pretty much any type of food in Sydney/Melbourne, but there are plenty of outstanding eateries as well as crappy ones. So the best is to know where to eat the type of food you want to eat. The ‘traditional’ food isn’t that unique especially considering you come from Canada so you won’t miss out so much if you don’t try fish n chips or meat pies. Kangaroo meat isn’t that impressive either.

  30. Lol, you guys are such foodies, just like me! :D I know cookingwithdog was there but I think she’s pretty shy so she probably just did the presentation and that’s it. Nicko and Chonny seem cool, I should subscribe.

  31. Olivia Figoli

    You guys! I know you’re huge foodies, but you should socialize a bit more. . . Then again I would probably do the same as you, cause I’m pretty socially awkward as well and love free food. But, I think I would feel even mooore awkward cause I am usually alone at events and functions. At least you have each other to talk to, so it’s not as weird. . . But, I find a lot of the Youtubers I watch confess to being socially awkward as well, so you might have more in common with a lot of them than you think. . .

    Anyway. I live in Oz (Australia), and I suggest: Meat pies, sausage rolls (these are different to pigs in a blanket; it’s minced meat in pastry), pavlova (meringue cake!), and lamingtons would be more the ‘junky’ stuff. And I suggest a good BBQ place (I’m not entirely sure of one to recommend, as my Uncle is a great BBQer and we just do family BBQs) with lamb and kangaroo (it’s good trust me, and one of the leanest meats you can eat). I would also say give Vegemite another go, but this time put it on slice bread/toast with 2 parts butter to 1 part Vegemite, or even less, so it’s not so strong and you can actually get the taste.

    You guys might be coming for VID INC in Aug, hu? D-Trix is coming too, apparently. . .the only Youtuber I know out of the current line up atm.

  32. AfizaFarhanaPija
    AfizaFarhanaPija

    How EYK survive at Social Star Awards? The answer is FOOD…!!! >.<;;;

  33. I have no clue if you guys have these, but sherbet lollipops? I tried to google but my google skills are awful as heck like jesus christ I would get the worst googling award ever. “australia sherbet lollipop come from where” like wow good work.
    Anyway, they look like this:
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDYwMA==/z/PTIAAOxy0aBRpjm7/$T2eC16hHJHUFFfwW(s7mBRpjm6nZIQ~~60_12.JPG

    But usually come in like.. singular… ? Jesus, my English is horrific tonight… They come singularly from liiiike… Corner shops, usually. IDK I LOVED THEM AS A KID THEY’RE WONDERFUL AND SHERBET and lollipops.
    They don’t have wrappers though and hopefully the person who touches them has washed their hands sometime that day.
    Or like… Ghost drops? I don’t even know /where/ sells them anymore, they managed to be hard to track down by high school. Hahaha.

    And fish and chips, I guess? I don’t know, we don’t really have /AUSTRALIAN FOOD/ per say because we’re reaaal multicultural, I mean you could go and eat witchity grubs ((das gross tho) but idk man idk
    GO LOOK IN THE LOLLY SECTION OF A SUPERMARKET AND WHATEVER YOU DON’T KNOW, PICK IT UP AND EAT IT and maybe pay before the eating.. (I also agree with meat pies. pies in general. pies all the time. this was too long i’m so sorry)

    ((also things that end with mite are gross /gets shot by erryone i know/))

  34. Kerry Horton

    Try a Tim Tam Slam. Tim Tams are a type of chocolate covered biscuit with a layer of cream in the middle. Make a hot beverage of your choice (coffee, tea etc). Bite 2 diagonal corners off your Tim Tam, insert one corner into your hot drink and suck (like a straw). Keep sucking until your choc middle is gone, then eat the rest of your biscuit. Repeat until your packet of biscuits is empty or you run out of hot drink. Or you could try laming tons. If you like cheese, anything from Tasmania is fantastic, especially King Island Dairy. There are a lot of different types of food types to choose from due to the many influences here now. Wherever you are, just ask the locals about the best places to eat. And don’t believe the stories about drop bears, hoop snakes or dick ticks.

  35. lamingtons, beef pie, timtams, shapes, and last but not least… cheesybite! ahaha it’s a vegemite x cheese version so it’s not as strong. Come to SA and I’ll give you all of it from my bakery~ ahaha

  36. To get an idea of eating in Sydney, just browse through Grab Your Fork. You’ll find what you need there. http://grabyourfork.blogspot.com.au/

  37. Caty Malo

    Eww Vegemite… I think you should eat some pie floaters. It’s sort of a meat pie, upside down, floating in a pea soup.. Weird stuff.. Also you could try an AB.. it’s a kebab/yiros meat on top of a bed of chips/fries, drizzled with garlic, tomato and chilli sauces, and that’s one meal for two btw. Also I think the fish and chips are quite good here, and make sure to add chicken salt to it. Other than that, Australians are big fans of their meat pies. I’m not a big fan of BBQ here. The lamb is also a must I guess with Australia being a big producer. You have to eat some TimTams, (chocolate cookie, sorta) But I think you’ve had them before. I’m pretty sure someone sent you some. What else.. I’ve only been here for two years so I don’t know all the food and also it depends where you go. The pie floater is a south australian thing really. I’m guessing you guys won’t be going ANYWHERE near South Australia. I’d suggest, if you really really want to go to Sydney go for it, but I see you guys be happier in Melbourne. It’s more of an artsy city. Kinda like Montreal Canada, lots of Cafés, little shops..

  38. Veronica Göthe

    Food, food FOOD! I really want to go to Singapore as well now, just to try all the things you have in your videos ^__^ It’s kind of sad that you didn’t get to meet PSY but maybe there will be a next time? Hope your trip to Australia will be as good as this :)

  39. NaToTheWak

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  40. Haha I would choose food over socializing also! :p And this must be destiny because I just moved from Canada to Australia and you guys are coming to Australia! :D Can’t wait to see you!!

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