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WANK – Goodbye, Bucheon!

September 9, 2012

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Oh! This is such a difficult video for us. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is (probably?) the last time you’ll see a video of us playing around in Bucheon. We’ve been apartment hunting in Seoul for a while now, but we finally found the perfect one, and we’re moving on Tuesday morning. You’d be shocked at how hard it is to find a place when you’re picky about window angles due to filming in your living room! Hehehe…try explaining that to a real estate agent. “Um…the windows face the wrong way; this L shape living room won’t work for Music Mondayl there is no wall for the kpop chart updates…” *crazy eyes from agent*

So, now that we’re officially going to be living in Seoul, we’ll be able to start office/studio space hunting, too! I’m thinking, right beside the YG Entertainment building. BUUUUAHAHAHHAAAAA!! *buys binoculars* Just joking! *puts binoculars away* We’re not actually close to the YG building. We can’t get the new studio yet, though, until the fundraiser is finished, though we’d love to start looking now! Unfortunately, Indiegogo policy is that you can’t change the deadline for fundraiser’s once it’s gone live. We really didn’t know we’d reach our goal at all! But that’s another story. We’ll keep you up to date with the studio hunting once we get settled into the area!

Anyhoo, at 9AM on Tuesday the movers are coming…and we’re probably gonna be up till 4AM working on Music Monday. DON’T FAIL US NOW COFFEE!!! So we wanted to spend today’s WANK showing off Bucheon for one last time, and pointing out all the places to us that hold special memories for us. I’d like to take the time to do a little trip down memory lane time breakdown:

May 2008: we arrived in Bucheon and move into our first very cozy office-tel which overlooks the big central park. We live there for three years while we are still teachers and working on our blog at the same time.

June 2011: Martina quits teaching and we move (up the street) to our current office-tel, and we both work on our blog full-time.

September 2012: After scrounging up enough money for a business visa, we’re moving into our new office-tel in Seoul, where we plan on having new adventures in a brand new neighbourhood! It will be our first time to ride our scooter in Seoul! Scary? I don’t know yet! Ohh, now Spudgy is a city dog! :D

Hmmm. That memory lane should have had more dates in it, shouldn’t it have? Maybe not. Keep it short and sweet!

Last thing I want to say about Bucheon: before we came to Korea, and we were told that we’re not living in Seoul, but Bucheon, we thought that we’d be living on a farm somewhere and snuggling up to cows at night. We had no clue what our area would be like. We were totally shocked when we came here to see such an awesome, bustling city. It’s grown so much since we first moved in, and we’re hoping that, now that we’re leaving Bucheon, people will have a better idea about it than what we had when we first came. We love you Bucheon! We’re going to miss you!

Otherwise, besides the main video, we’re also including a little extra video of Simon strapping on a helmet cam and scootering around the city pointing out some of the areas we hung out in for our WANKS, FAPFAPS, and many other videos. I hope you all enjoy and will look forward to the new adventures we will all be going on together in our new neighbourhood!

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  1. Maybe this is a dumb question, but why can’t you guys have your business based in Bucheon? Is it a business decision to be closer to the music action in Seoul? Or is there some rule where foreigners have to be licensed there? BTW Martina you totally made me tear up. Don’t cry! No crying! You’re too cute to cry. T.T

    4 years ago
  2. Good Luck on your new place. Being in and out of Korea myself I can relate to heartbreak of goodbyes.

    On another note, Bucheon looks like downtown Jeonju, which looks like Sindabang in Seoul. Um…

    4 years ago
  3. I’ve been lurking that long?!?! LOL I love you two so much & I’m so happy to see your success grow. It’s good to see good people like you’all just conquer Korea bit by bit… with the help of spudgeeee & meeeems, you shall rule ober the world… mwahahahaha
    Can’t wait to see the new place soon. Hooray (^0^)/

    4 years ago
  4. I can’t believe how naive (not meant in a bad way) you guys were re: your fan base. Once I checked out indiegogo when it was only like $2K or so I thought 45 days… wtf… probably’ll take 3 days tops. It’s Seoul too, so you guys’ll need the money just to get a half-decent place. I knew you guys would make it into the BIG… i mean, semi-not-poor time, and you will make it BIG one day, sooner rather than later.

    Can’t wait for the next vid from you guys.

    4 years ago
  5. OHG My heart completely fell straight out of my hinside when I saw this statement “Oh! This is such a difficult video for us. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is (probably?) the last time you’ll see a video of us playing around in Bucheon.” Wooo I need Oxygen… Simon and Martina you guys dont understand I’m such a fangirl for you guys I was in mid tears… I’m still a little teary eyed though haha… But I hope the best for you guys and I’m praying on your growing success S&M FIGHTING!!!

    4 years ago
  6. I have this really weird, far-off, distance-y, nostalgia feeling.

    4 years ago
  7. oh my gawd. i got sooo emotional while the video proceed. i think it all started from seeing martina crying T^T at the end i almost cried too T^T it’s really sad u hav to leave such a memorable city T^T but seoul is waiting~!! :D hope u’ll build even more precious memories there :D n waitin to see the vid from ur new appartment~!! also don’t forget to give us ur new address for the fanmail~!! or… the old one will be still valid…?? XD
    omg i kinda realized now, that there will be a whole new background in ur vids… kyaaaa!!!!

    4 years ago
  8. Tom

    No swan walk!?

    4 years ago
  9. In your video I noticed a bike path beside the sidewalk and lots of bikes parked at HomePlus. Could you guys talk about cycling infrastructure there and whether biking has become more popular recently? Here in NYC, the popularity of cycling has seriously boomed the last couple of years.

    4 years ago
  10. OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE AN APARTMENT TOUR !!! :D Good luuuuck :D

    4 years ago
  11. Wishing you all the best in Seoul! I’m so happy I stumbled onto your videos on Youtube (thanks Gangnam Style!) and I’ve spent hours watching your videos. They are so fun to watch and I really learned a lot about Korea from you guys. Keep up the awesome work and stay true to your nerdy and nasty selves!!

    4 years ago
  12. Wow, watching this, I feel so nostalgic for you guys!

    4 years ago
  13. Oh gawd at 00:55 I looked away from the screen to take a bite of ice cream and heard that noise, it was so scary!!!!

    4 years ago
  14. the first video I saw of you was the tteokbokki one! good memories. :’)

    4 years ago
  15. It’s so sad to see that you guys are leaving Bucheon but I know you guys will do well in Seoul too. Hopefully you will be there when I come and visit my Unni after I graduate. I am also going to apply to teach over there so keep us updated!!!!

    4 years ago
  16. Same. I had found their videos at the beginning of May, and I know I’ve only been watching their videos for a few months, but I’ve learned so much and seen most of their videos, it feels like so much longer. D:

    4 years ago
  17. omgomg the music in español on the last video !!! :’D

    4 years ago
  18. oH my! i’m so excited of see the new apartment! :3

    4 years ago
  19. THE PHO PLACE ABOVE THE CHICKEN PLACE. HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?

    4 years ago
  20. Good Luck you guys! :) Hope that your new apartment in Seoul is great!

    4 years ago
  21. So sad. I actually cryed when Martina teared up. I’m gonna miss you too Bucheon!

    4 years ago
  22. Woa, poor Martina :( I hope the new apartment and area will offer you at least just as many happy moments and places. As a funny thing,the first place you filmed this video it´s the street corner and that was the first video I ever saw from you :D I wish you good luck form now on!

    4 years ago
  23. YES!! Me! Me! Pick Me!! :D

    *phew* I was starting to feel like a terrible unsympathetic person over here, with so many people saying how they were tearing up and stuff. Maybe it’s because I’ve moved so much, I don’t really get emotional about moves anymore, whether it be mine or someone else’s. Sorry Martina >_<

    4 years ago
    • I think the fact of the Nasties getting emotional is less to do with them moving and more with just feeling purely connected with S&M. so when Martina shows a sincere emotion we feel it along with her because we care about them (as weird as it sounds). but… not… ME… cause… IM A MAN!!!! (wipes tears quickly before anyone notices but then realizes he wrote it all in a bracket)

      4 years ago
  24. Hi guys, I just moved from a place I lived in in Scarborough for the last 11 years and I totally understand how you are feeling. I even started crying when Martina cried. It’s going to be great though, don’t worry :D

    4 years ago
    • Did you eat a lot of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme when you lived there? :p (I bet you get that a lot)

      4 years ago
  25. Seeing the hallway to your first officetel reminds me of what Martina had to do after losing the Jero game in Korean Hand Games. =)

    4 years ago
  26. So excited for the next chapter in the EYK journey
    You guise re-define what people want, because it’s not forced, it’s all about a passion to show what you love, about Korea, to the world

    4 years ago
  27. OMG! You guys are living in buchen so far?! Now I realize!
    now I’m living in calgary,canada though. I used to live next to buchen!
    And My university is in seoul!
    It means If I go back to korea next year, there’s a chance to see you guys on the road!
    What a small world!kk

    4 years ago
  28. I actually started to cry when Martina did . . .so emotional…

    Anyways ~ looking forward to new fapfap’s and wanks from Seoul ^-^

    4 years ago
  29. Awww watching this wank and the videos of the memories I also feel as if I’m moving xD haha! Thank you for showing us such a beautiful city, and not keeping it all to yourselves! I hope you like your new place in Seoul and I hope you can make as many memories there as you have in Bucheon ^^ I’ll look forward to your videos from Seoul!!!! Simon and Martina + Spudgy and Memes fighintg :)

    4 years ago
  30. I have been watching you guys for 3 years. I haven’t been there from the beginning but I feel like it. I did, however, go back and watch all of your beginning videos and I feel like I am apart of the S&M family. I cried so hard thinking about all the good times, and how each video made me feel and cheered me up when I watched it. Although it is sad I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to see the amazing things that are to come, and it is always nice to know that I can always go back and remember the good times.

    4 years ago
  31. Oh…a tear…..T^T

    4 years ago
  32. Aw. This is making me cry now. I’m so mushy, I hate myself. T.T Why do I feel like I’m the one leaving Bucheon? I need a hug from Nasties. T.T

    4 years ago
    • Abrazos desde Argentina (hugs from Argentina)
      Simon y Martina van a tener nuevas aventuras desde ahora (Simon and martina are going to have new adventures from now)

      ^_______^

      4 years ago
      • Yeah even though it’s sad, I’m looking forward to the new experiences that they’ll have in Seoul. since it’s the center of korea (and well, kpop), i bet they’re going to be so amazing. /hugs you back

        4 years ago
    • There, there. *hugs*

      4 years ago
      • Aaw. Thank you. :( It’s weird that most of us feel like we’re a part of their adventures through their videos so this huge milestone is like a milestone for us as viewers as well.

        4 years ago
  33. Hey guise, Bucheon is a throw stone from Seoul, is it really far enough for Kpop people to be inconvenient? Or is it too provincial/suburban thus uncool for entertainment industry? I’d be interested in why you feel shifting to Seoul is very important especially when you love Bucheon that much :)

    4 years ago
  34. HeY Simon and Martina! My friends and I sent a care package out to you guys, 2 weeks ago before we knew you were going to move… So we sent it to your address on your site.. Do you think you will still get it even though your moving???

    4 years ago
  35. The videos you’ve made you made have been definitely entertaining. I hope to enjoy more of your videos in Seoul. I’m curious to see a new beginning for the both of you. Good luck and keep working hard! I’m a big fan of your WANKs and FAPFAPs!

    4 years ago
  36. Don’t cry!! I know it’s scary, but super exciting! And you can always come back to visit! We Nasties are behind you!!

    4 years ago
  37. awww……….. :'(

    4 years ago
  38. Martina, I have never been to Korea but I cried along with you while watching this video. Good look to you guys in Seoul!

    4 years ago
  39. After watching the ddukbokki part I paused the video and now I am going down stairs to get dduknokki at 9PM on a Saturday night. Thanks for the delicious cravings EYK!

    4 years ago
  40. Martina don’t cry!!! you’re actually making me cry!!
    oh my gosh i actually say Hyundai the wrong way too!!
    i’m so excited to see the new area you guys are gonna live in!!!
    aaaww you guys moved to Korea in May 2008??!! *whispers* that’s the time SHINee debuted!

    4 years ago
  41. …sniffle… I’m really happy for you guys and all, but I teared up when Martina cried… I just do it by instinct when i see people crying haha good luck with the new place!!!

    4 years ago
  42. aww… i feel all bittersweet for you guys!! but this is gonna be a good thing, you’ll see… though it was very touching to see Martina cry! i wish you all the best in your new place!!

    4 years ago
  43. I am so going to miss the familiar places you went to and your apartment. Goodbye Bucheon! Hello seoul!

    Martina you made us tear up aswell, getting all emotional first thing in the morning. A farewell tour was really cool and I really enjoyed it.

    New city, new videos, new adventures. Looking forward to all the things to come, thank you so much and keep up the good work!!!

    4 years ago
  44. i noticed that i was crying when i saw that my homework was covered in tears
    my tears ate my homwork?
    I hope you guys get fit into seoul and have a safe trip…
    to seoul

    4 years ago
  45. guys, I fell like I am moving with you^^ I’ve been following you for almost a year now :D I am sooo happy for you and I can’t wait to see your new videos and your place!

    4 years ago
  46. Awww, Martina! I think I would definitely feel the same way about leaving a place where I had so many memories like that. I know that when I left Korea the first time, I cried so hard because I didn’t want to say goodbye to my students. But now I’m in Korea again (Suwon this time) and I can make more memories with a new group!
    Good luck to you guys in Seoul! Which area are you going to be in? Myeongdong, Hongdae, etc? Regardless, I hope everything goes smoothly with the move and your transition to a new life in Seoul! ^_^

    4 years ago
  47. Really happy for you! Good luck in your in new home I’m sure it be wonderful! Loved watching all your adventures in Bucheon ~ Will miss it!

    4 years ago
  48. So excited for you guys! Hopefully you will have some interesting things up about Seoul before the winter break because I am thinking of going there for a week or so ^_^
    I am a foreign exchange student in Japan so it is just a short flight away! I hope to see you there!!

    4 years ago
  49. This video… It’s different, but I really like it! Looks like we all get teary…

    4 years ago
  50. i think i might have the same keyboard stickers on my laptop! :O
    Also, my roommate walked in when u guise were telling the Spudgy poop story…. I was laughing my ass off so hard ^U^

    4 years ago
  51. Okay, back in ’09, I remember stumbling across your blog. I had been wanting to teach overseas and South Korea was one of the places I was interested in. My search led me to your blog. I went through your entire blog and watched all your videos in one sitting. I remember asking about jjimjilbangs and was amazed when Simon actually responded. I still have that E-mail.

    You two made Bucheon look like so much fun that whenever I thought about teaching overseas, Bucheon was at the top of my list. Your blog was, and still is, informative and fun. Your candor and humor have been much appreciated. I knew your blog would expand someday and I felt privileged to be one of your earlier followers. Anyone who has ever talked to me about wanting to teach overseas or to learn more about South Korea, I referred them to your blog. Over the years, I’ve seen its transformation from the new layouts to the better quality videos to your move to adding new segments. I feel like I went through it all with you two. So, as I sit here watching Martina cry like a baby, I’m crying right along with her.

    I’m so happy for you two for all the success you’ve had over the years. You so deserve it! And, I’m proud of you for remaining true to who you are and remembering your fans.

    4 years ago
  52. awesome video! good to see you guys are moving on up!

    4 years ago
  53. I’m going to miss it, too!! :'(

    4 years ago
  54. Btw i was watching one of the old vids and i liked how you put “Café Tacvba – volver a comenzar” as the background song.

    4 years ago
  55. Oh Martina you got me crying at the beginning of the video with you. Even though the move is exciting and wondrous in the new adventures you two will be taking it is always hard to leave a city you’ve lived in and loved for so long. Especially considering it is your first home in Korea. I understand your feels completely. I’m excited that you guys will be taken us along with you as you begin your new adventure of discovering Seoul.

    4 years ago
  56. I seriously feel like i’m moving to Seoul. Wish you guys the best :)

    4 years ago
  57. I have been watching your videos for a few years now, and even though I didn’t come in at the very beginning, I have seen all of your videos to date. Watching you two grow and explore had been wonderful, and makes me want to do an ESL program and go back to Korea even more (had exchange students, went by myself when I was 15 to stay with her and family for 3 weeks). I am sad to say goodbye to Bucheon (even if I was only physically there once), but at the same time I know this will open up new opurtunities for you guys and I know you’ll love Seoul. Nastie for life! <3

    4 years ago
  58. Where in Seoul are you moving to??

    4 years ago
  59. I feel like crying but am happy at the same time.

    4 years ago
  60. I’m so proud of you guys! The scooter trip down memory lane made me a little sad but also really happy, seeing how truly far you’ve come in your journey but also how you’ve grown as a couple. You’re such loving and wonderfully awkward people and you deserve even more feels and wonderful experiences, having always brightened my day and so so so many others. You’ve already lived such a full life and there’s so much more awaiting you. When one door closes, another opens (whenever I get a case of the feels, I love pulling out some cliches ;D) and there are so many opening for you guise. I’m truly excited for all the new adventures you’ll be having together with Spudy and Dr. Meemersworth. Seeing your happiness and joy is so inspirational and I hope that one day I too can live a fullfilling life and find my soul mate, just like you two have. <3 NASTY FOR LIFE. ;)

    4 years ago
  61. OhMyGod! Martina is crying. I am crying. Please Stop! ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

    4 years ago
  62. omg martina i totally started tearing up when you were crying T.T

    4 years ago
  63. Definitelyyyy started to cry when Martina cried! I’m so happy for you guys, though. Bigger and better things are coming! So much love! <3

    4 years ago
  64. Nat

    Crying! It’s always hard to move from a place you have special memories in but you’ll make new, awesome memories soon! and it’s not super far so you can always come back and visit!

    4 years ago
  65. Awww Martina made me cry! :'( I know it’s sad and scary but you guys wills be fine!!!! The Nasties are behind you 100%!!! ^______^

    4 years ago
  66. This video definitely made me tear up! Good luck with the move, Simon and Martina! I hope everything goes well and that you’ll feel at home very quickly~! Wish you all the best!

    4 years ago
  67. How is it possible that watching two people I’ve never met saying goodbye to a place I’ve never been to almost makes me cry????

    4 years ago
  68. Nic

    Awww I might have cried a tiny bit.

    4 years ago
  69. Not gonna lie it feel as if us Nasties are moving as well :'( But this will be a new adventure. Fighting you guise! :D

    4 years ago
  70. i can’t wait to see how your new apartment will looks like~!!!

    4 years ago
  71. TWO minutes in and you got me Martina! I demand some kleenex when I visit the EYK studio! ;)

    4 years ago
  72. Sadly byebye bucheon btw didnt u move nt long ago alr?

    4 years ago
  73. awww :(

    4 years ago
  74. I was going straight to bed …. but then I saw this and I just need to watch it ! !
    Can’t wait to see the new apartment !! So happy for you guise!

    4 years ago
    • AGREE AGREE AGREE

      I love you guys, you two have the whole world ahead of you! Go conquer Seoul and Bucheon will always love and remember Simon and Martina, I know us Nasties will never forget the awesome adventures! xD

      I vote Spudgy have a SPANK in Seoul first thing! He needs to double-poos his position as a city dog! ROTFL

      Off to sleepz with me now~ <333

      4 years ago
      • Psh double-poos is nothing, my dog double-poos on EVERY single walk. Now a triple-poo is something.

        4 years ago
      • Hahaha! Yes: we’ll make sure to make a Spudgy pooping video, just for you :D

        4 years ago
        • Aw! I should be totes embarrassed but I think I’m just too excited that you guys replied to my silly comment! Just don’t tell Spudgy, he may not poos on command if he knows people will be watching… xD

          Thanks, S&M! You made my day – and my bf will definitely be happy to see another SPANK too! <333

          4 years ago
    • haha, exactly what happened with me. ^^

      4 years ago
  75. DANG!!! I got so, super excited when you wrote about getting a studio next to YG Building, I was already imagining all the times you’d run into Tablo and TOP and Mithra etc when you went to the convenience store…and yes, the binoculars…. Just making sure you don’t get arrested for that :p

    4 years ago