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Ok guys, don’t lie. You didn’t read our FAQ. We know it. We can see the amount of pageviews that go there. Some of you read it, yes, it’s true, but considering the vast amount of emails we get containing questions we’ve already answered in the FAQ, we know that the majority of you don’t read it.

We don’t blame you though. It’s long. We tried to make it thorough, kinda. And as a result it’s just a looooong uninviting page. And so, instead of reading the FAQ, many people just email us questions that we’ve already answered in the FAQ. We’ve spent a lot of time answering those emails. In fact, we’ve answered over 15,000 emails since we started the site in 2008. Oh boy! Seriously, that’s serious shock, because we just looked at the number now. Didn’t know it was that much. We store all of our emails, in fact. Not sure why. We just keep backups of everything. Aaaanyhow, answering all those emails takes a long time, really long, when we could be spending that time making videos. And so, instead of answering the same questions over and over again, we’re going to answer them once and for all in video format.

So, here’s how it’s gonna work. We have two YouTube channels. Our main one is where we post most of our videos. We’ve been posting our other videos on our YouTube bonus channel, but we don’t have any dedicated segments for that page, apart from the occasional blooper reel and random Box Making video. So we’re going to put up our first regular segment there called TL;DR Thursdays. Words are too long to read, but videos aren’t! There’s no reading in videos! Unless there are subtitles. Then it could really be too long to read. Yeah. Err, what were we saying again?

Yeah! If you’ve got a question you’d like us to answer in these videos, or just want us to talk about something you’re interested in, or you want us to finally answer the question we’ve been asked a bagillion times (how did you two meet?) feel free to ask it there! If it gets enough votes, then we’ll make a video for it. Woohoo!

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  1. finding_shimo
    finding_shimo

    Simon and Martina,
    I’ve heard many times that Korean people are hostile to Indians are East Asians. What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever heard experiences from your East Asian friends where they’ve been treated poorly because of their race and/or color?
    Thank you and I hope you can give me insight on this. :)

  2. amine chan

    Renting a house or apt. I know there are monthly rental and yearly rental in korea. How much is it for both? If planning for a long stay, how much should I perpare for the trip? What is the average spending monthly?

  3. I think you did a TL;DR on Sexuality in Korea, but what about like..the amount of [open] LGBT people in Korea? and if they hold events for it like they do in the west~

  4. dear martina and simon,
    first i just want to say i love what u guise do! anyway my question is how do u learn a new/different language? I’m living in the U.S. right now and everyone around me speaks the same language as me but i want to travel around the world one day starting in Korea so therefore i would need to know at least the basics of certain languages. i find that learning all these things is a bit overwhelming and as i asked before do u have any good tricks for learning a new or different language?

  5. Tanushk-kun

    As Koreans are Asians from other countries, such as China, Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia? (in Russia, for example, there are Asians as the Buryats live near Lake Baikal)

  6. Jiying Au

    Kay so I am a heavy swearer and I want to know wtf is up with Korea and Asia in general with swearing. They make it seem so bad like when I was watching 2NE1 TV and when Bom sees the bee with Dara and CL and they all have this major freakout and Bom says “I almost swore!” And Dara replied saying “that would be really bad!” I really don’t see why its that bad. And in a couple kpop songs like after school red’s “in the night sky” they say “I want to swear but that would only hurt my mouth” I really don’t see what’s bad about it. When I go to Hong Kong and swear its not much of a big deal its just whatever but in Korea its the opposite.

  7. Is gay marriage in korea legalized? Do people discriminate against gay, bi, trans, lesbian people? Are their any famous gay celebrities in Korea? If so are what do korean people think of them? Thank you!

  8. asdfghjkl.

    Can you talk about celebrity recruits when celebrites go to enlist and the recent controversey that happend with Se7en and other celebrity recruits that is also involved?

  9. Other than K-Pop, what artists/groups/bands do you listen to? I remember Martina had a goth phase; are there any metal/goth/industrial/etc artists that you used to/still listen to?

  10. NIMRA 11G2 _ crush on simon <3

    Q – HOW ARE THE PEOPLE IN KOREA? ARE THEY RUDE,NICE,SWEET, ETC? <3

  11. NIMRA 11G2 _ crush on simon <3

    If someone wanted to become a foreign exchange student in Korea, what would that be like? is it common in Korea? how would they be treated by the other students? have you ever had a exchange student?

  12. NIMRA 11G2 _ crush on simon <3

    IMPORTANT QUESTION : HOW ARE THE PEOPLE IN KOREA ? ARE THEY NICE, RUDE, SWEET, POLITE ETC … AND HOW DO THEY BEHAVE WITH FOREIGNERS? PLEASE ANSWER!

  13. Are you guys superstitious? Can you please tell us about some Korean superstitions and the logic behind them? Are there any superstitions that make you think twice even if you don’t believe in them?

  14. One of the comments both you guys make is that Korean driving is absolutely terrible. How is the Korean DMV compared to the Canadian/North American DMV? Are the waits in line just as bad? And what is the driving test like?

  15. In korea, if you have friends that can’t cook but they made you food…. is it consider rude to tell them that you didn’t like it and is there a nicer way in telling them that you didn’t like their cooking??

  16. What are some things you wish you knew when you first moved to Korea?

  17. how is plastic surgery viewed in korea? not just celebrities but also the average person

  18. I’m a new fan of eatyourkimchi.I haven’t seen this question in FAQs.So it’s kinda personal but I’m wondering if why didn’t you prefer to have a child? So that Spudgy and Dr.Meemersworth can have a playmate xD

  19. What do Koreans think about foreigners liking Kpop? Do they like it or do they think that international fans are wannabes?

  20. lauri1611

    Hi guise! I’ve got something i’m curious about… Q: How do u feel about raising a family in Korea and what would be the positive & negative aspects for the child growing up there?

  21. One of the first things I did when I found this site was read the FAQ…I just had a lot of time to kill…

  22. Heh! I actually read the ENTIRE FAQ! Like a boss! B)
    …Like a woman! :D Yeah! Literacy for life! ^_^v

  23. QUESTION!
    How is it to date a younger/older guy/girl in Korea? Let’s say, more than 4 years older?

  24. Angelika Schweitzer

    Can you tour Simon’s T-shirt collection? I LOVE his shirts in the vids ^.^

  25. choco6100

    Hey, so the other day I was playing a game that talked about Japanese superstitions so i was wondering if there where any Korean superstitions ??

  26. When you were teaching were their any students who wanted to be a kpop idol????

  27. You’ve probably gotton this question a lot, but what’s the difference between your korean age and your western age ? How do you work out your age ??

  28. bigbanginspirations

    how did u guise get into kpop ?

  29. Pearl_Rose

    You’ve probably gotten this question a lot, but what are the traditions in Korea? Are there a lot of them or just a handful of extremely important ones?

  30. Ely Maynard

    Hello Simon and Martina… I have four questions (that aren’t in your FAQ… :D) These questions are really important for me because I’d like to teach in korea in the future… ^^
    Question 1#: I’d really love to teach in korea, but I heard there was a non-payment of salary and harassment of the foreign teaching staff! Is it true?
    Question 2#: If I want to teach in korea for 1 or 2 years, is it going to be hard and complicated to return to Canada, even if I finish my contract?
    Question 3#: My parents don’t want me to teach in korea, how can I convince them that I’m not only doing that because I love Kpop?
    Question 4#: I’m living in Canada but since I am French, would it be easier for me to study in order to be an English teacher? And then teach in korea? (sorry! that’s two question! O.o)
    Thank you!!!!

  31. Ely Maynard

    Hello Simon and Martina… I have four questions (that aren’t in your FAQ… :D) These questions are really important for me because I’d like to teach in korea in the future… ^^
    Question 1#: I’d really love to teach in korea, but I heard there was a non-payment of salary and harassment of the foreign teaching staff! Is it true?
    Question 2#: If I want to teach in korea for 1 or 2 years, is it going to be hard and complicated to return to Canada, even if I finish my contract? 
    Question 3#: My parents don’t want me to teach in korea, how can I convince them that I’m not only doing that  because I love Kpop?
    Question 4#: I’m living in Canada but since I am French, would it be easier for me to study in order to be an English teacher? And then teach in korea? (sorry! that’s two question! O.o)
    Thank you!!!!

  32. I don’t think you guys have talked about this subject yet. If you have, then…my bad. lol. Anyways, I have heard that Itaewon is not a safe place and that there are a lot of…”creepers” there ,for lack of a better word, that like to creep on foreign women and Korean women….pretty much all women. I was wondering what do you guys think of Itaewon? Have you heard any bad stories about Itaewon or had any bad experiences there? Or maybe I am wrong and this place isn’t that bad. :D

  33. am just wondering if you guys are planing to come back to canada to visite soon… :D

  34. Okay, am wondering if you guys are gonna come back and visite Canada soon…. :D 

  35. What do you guys think of “having a bias and ultimate bias” and do you have one?

  36. mikko corpus

    Hi Simon and Martina! I know that you two have been teachers in the past but I would like to know have you two change carriers or is it still the same?

  37. EmmelyneJenkins

    Is living in Korea expensive? And how’s Korea’s standard of living? Thanks!

  38. Isaac Meza-Padilla

    What kind of experiences do you have with skinship, did it take  a while to get used to, and is skinship also common in japan?

  39. How do people take divorce in South Korea? Is it normal or is it considered completely out of the normal?

  40. Emmelyne Jenkins

    Could you guys tell us more about marriage in South Korea? How much does it differ from or resemble North American culture? Thanks!

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