September 13, 2013
Woohoo! The first of our Australia vlogs is now up! Here’s what our first day in Sydney was like.
So, for those of you who don’t know what happened, SQ Entertainment brought us over to Sydney and Melbourne as guests to a couple of special events. In Sydney, we were part of the Korean Cultural Office’s “Party on the Park,” where we got to meet a bunch of Sydney Nasties and take pictures with you guise, and enjoy some Korean soju and Korean food. But before then, we had a day in Sydney which went rather…bizarrely.
We landed Thursday at 5:25AM, and were WIPED. We’re really bad at sleeping on planes. Really, really bad. Could be because we’re so big? I don’t know. What I do want to know, however, is why the hell are airplane seats so uncomfortable? Hasn’t society and technology evolved enough so that we know how to make comfortable chairs? Sit in a car-seat, for example. Those are 100 times more comfortable than airplane seats, which seem to be just beach towels stretched across cardboard. What the hell, airplanes? Y U SO CRAPPY?
Anyhow, we were underslept, so our first day in Sydney was a bit of a blur. The people at SQ Entertainment were lovely, and guided us around Sydney, and planned our meals lovingly. We ate very well. We were just exhausted. The Sydney Tower had a gorgeous view. We were just too sleepy to appreciate it, so we set the GoPro out the window and just let the camera do the work for us. I tried getting my iPhone fixed at the Apple Store in Sydney, and they almost gave me a whole new phone because mine is so badly messed up…buuuuuut one small detail: I got my phone in Canada. Totally different parts. I couldn’t get it fixed or traded in. BALLS! So…the purple bug will live on! It’s like a part of the Eatyourkimchi family now. Simon, Martina, Spudgy, Meemers, Leigh, SooZee, and THANOS: PURPLE SPECK OF UNIVERSAL DEATH!
Ok, that’s it for Day 1. Part 1 of the video of us getting lost in Sydney and being exhausted and delirious is above. Part 2 of the Party on the Park event is in a playlist along with that video as well. If you can’t view playlists, we’ve embedded the video here as well:
The time-lapse of the picture taking doesn’t show the pictures themselves. If you’d like to check them out, you can do so here:
A couple of things we want to say about the Sydney event:
We were so honoured, so incredibly touched that so many of you came out to see us, that we legit cried. Seriously guise. After we were finished with the 1 hour meet and greet, we came outside to see a huge crowd of Aussie Nasties, many of which couldn’t make it in, and we were totally devastated. We’re so sorry we couldn’t get to speak with all of you. We really didn’t know so many people were going to come out. Australia is not one of our biggest demographics in the world, so we thought something like 30 people or so would show up. When we were told that the people that came out numbered in the hundreds, we were floored, but also unprepared. This isn’t something we’re used to, not something we’re trained for or something we ever thought we’d be a part of. We just think of ourselves as two people that make dorky, unfunny videos. We do it because it’s fun to do, because we just like making things, and to think that so many people are interested in watching our videos, and to even come out to SEE US…that’s just unbelievable. It’s not a lifestyle or career that existed when we were growing up, and we really have no idea what we’re doing. I’m going to stop blabbering. Point is: we were incredibly touched that so many of you came out, and incredible saddened that we couldn’t see all of you. We changed things up for our Melbourne event, which you’ll hear about in our next post.
Thank you all of you Nasties for being so warm and loving to Soo Zee. Soo Zee told us that she went outside to meet you for a bit, and that when she left there was a rushing at the window, and she heard it creaking and almost cracking. Whoa. That’s…amazingly intense. We were all so amazed. You know, it took a long time for us to introduce Leigh and Soo Zee in our videos. They were with us for a while, but we were so hesitant because we didn’t want people to be upset that there are more people in our family, but to think that you guise are not only ok with Soo Zee and Leigh, but that you draw pictures of them and even want to meet them, is so incredibly warming. Seriously guise. You treat us better than our families do sometimes. Ha!
Some memorable events from the night that we didn’t get to film or talk about: A NASTY BABY! We saw a lovely Nasty family with a Nasty baby! We didn’t know that our audience went all the way down to a few months old. Ha! It’s really the younger Nasty audience that shocked us. We saw another young Nasty, maybe 9 years old, who was able to attend the event and take pictures with us, who was so crushingly shy that we welled up with tears from the cuteness. Oh! And we also saw Block B’s former manager there at the event. She’s living in Australia now, and told us a bit about Block B’s comeback. Hmmmmmmm ;)
All of the awesome gifts you guise brought us, seriously, are amazing. Someone brought A WHOLE FREAKING CHEESECAKE! And another person brought cupcakes that look like us. Cupcakes! AAARRGGHHHGOTTAEATTHEMALL…but we couldn’t eat everything. It was, unfortunately, too much for us. We were flying out to Melbourne two hours after our event, and we didn’t have enough room in either our bellies or suitcases to take everything with us. We really wish we did. We felt terrible that we couldn’t bring everything with us, but happy – at least – that the lovely people at the KCO have delicious snacks to eat. We kept every freaking fan letter and fan art, though. There is no way we’ll throw that out. We’ll throw out our own clothes if we have to, but we’ll never leave your letters behind. This is why, for you lovely European Nasties coming to meet us, we’re totally touched that you’d want to give us any gifts, but we’re going to have to ask for you not to bring them, simply because we can’t fit them in our luggage. We are going to be flying around for two weeks, when it’s chilly, and so we’re going to have fairly packed luggage. We honestly, truly wish we had unlimited luggage allowances when we fly, but – as most of you know – airports ain’t having that, and they’ll say no outright or charge you hundreds of bucks to bring extra bags. Ah! I hope you understand.
We got to meet them! They’re really cool people, and we sat down and did an interview with them, which was weird, because they’re cool people and we shouldn’t be interviewed by anyone because we’re dorks, but the interview was a chance for us to talk to them, so that was great! You can check the interview here if you want to read it, but more importantly, look at this freaking perfect comic that distracted us so hardcore that we could barely form coherent sentences afterwards:
Also, we suck at taking pictures. We make videos all of the time and forget to take pictures, so Sydney doesn’t have a lot of pictures, but we made the conscious effort to take more of them when we were in Melbourne, so we should hopefully have enough to make a pretty gallery there for that post. Yay!
Stay tuned for our Melbourne event, which we should be publishing tomorrow. Woot! We’ll talk more about our Sydney and Melbourne experience as well in tomorrow’s LiveChat, if you feel like hanging out with us Live, and we’ll also talk a bit more about our trip to Singapore next week. Yep. You read correctly. Australia for 5 days, Korea 4 days, and then right off to Singapore. No rest for the wicked. Subscribe to stay up to date on our adventures!