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We’re Moving To Japan

December 16, 2015

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Hey everyone, it’s time for a big talk.

We have both exciting news and sad news. After spending seven amazing years in Korea, we’ve decided it’s time for us to pull up our roots and to take the next step. We’re moving to Japan, a decision that was not easy to make, but one that must happen soon if we’re going to explore Japan as freely as we did Korea. When we moved to Korea seven years ago our plan was to stay in Korea for one year, then to move to Japan, then to move somewhere else, and to explore this great big wonderful world. But one year became more than seven, and it seemed like we were going to keep postponing our dreams indefinitely as we got comfortable in Korea.

However, Martina’s condition is getting worse. Much worse. I’ve seen her cry from her pain and frustration more in this one year than I have in the seven years we’ve been married before. Her pain is becoming an issue we can’t avoid. We can’t carry on as we always did. We can try, but if Martina’s health keeps going at this rate then we don’t have as many good days ahead of us as we had originally foreseen.

As I’m writing this today her arm is in a sling because her shoulder has been dislocated for the past ten days, and she can’t put any pressure on her right knee. It’s a sad day for her, one that we could have spent filming if this was last year, but today’s another example of a day that we can’t do much of anything apart from keeping her joints iced and trying to keep her mind off the pain.

Though we have more challenges to face now than before, this doesn’t mean that we’re stopping everything and running to the bushes to shrivel up in pain. Is running to the bushes to shrivel up in pain even a phrase? I don’t know. I just made it up. The point is, we’re still going to make videos, still keep on traveling, still keep on eating everything we can find, still keep on sharing our joys and excitement with you. We’re just going to have a new place to call home.

This time right now, this transitional period, is not us closing a door as much as opening one. This is our spark. This is our kick in the ass. This is our Shia LaBeouf screaming at us to DO ITTTTTTTTTTT!!!!! For us, we have to do what we can while we still can, and so it’s time to start with the first item on our bucket list.

I’m sure some of you have some burning questions, so we hope to answer them below:

Will we still keep the Eatyourkimchi Studio?

This was a really hard decision to make, but as of the end of November, we had to close the EYK Studio. The owner of the building prefers multiple year contracts (rather than a year by year basis) so we had to make the choice in November to re-sign on for two more years, or to make the big move to Japan. And, really, it doesn’t make sense for us to pay rent both in Japan and Korea, especially if we’re not going to be spending as much time in Korea as before.

We loved the studio to pieces, and for those of you that don’t know, over three years ago the Nasties themselves helped us to build it by crowdfunding the space, and it’s something we never forgot even years after the crowdfunding was over. With your support we gutted and re-designed a boring plain office space into the epic EYK Studio which we’ve worked and filmed in for the past three years. We’ll never forget it, many years down the road, and we’ll constantly remember how special of a place it was to us. Good thing we made videos to remember the place! ;)

We filmed kpop interviews and did funny skits with UKISS, uBEAT, Crayon Pop, Eric Nam, Amber, MFBTY, K.Will, Clazziquai, Neon Bunny, and many local Korean Indie bands, had epic Wonderful Treasure Finds and serious TL;DRs, and just had a generally great work location for the members of the Eatyourkimchi Team. Also, before closing the doors to the studio we took every single piece of fan art you’ve given us, both on tour or via the mail, and it will be accompanying us to Japan. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for the purple velvet kpop couch that will be living on in Korea through our friends Nic and Hugh of the Mykoreanhusband blog. They’re putting it to good use now :D

What does this mean for the rest of the Eatyourkimchi Team?

For starters, we told them about our decision to move to Japan many months ago, before the July Meet Your Kimchi Tour, so we gave them a lot of time to prepare for the transition and so that they had time to find new jobs.

Now, something awkward we have to ask all you lovely Nasties: some of you are new to the Nasty Family and don’t know about the Studio or the EYK Crew (hi new people!), but there are some of you have been with us for a while and have seen the Eatyourkimchi Team grow. We ask that those of you that follow Soozee and Leigh on social media give them the privacy they deserve to move onto new jobs and new lives.

When we started following them on their personal social media accounts years ago, we didn’t realize how much their personal lives would be affected. We literally had no experience with the impact this would have on our friends and family before. But, since they started appearing in our videos, they’ve been stopped on the streets and had lots of people follow them on social media. It’s taken away their ability to post or talk freely about whatever they want, and NONE of us saw it coming. We were really sorry this happened to them because to be honest, they were never super comfortable with the loss of the anonymity, which is a really scary thing to lose if you’re not prepared for it. We learned from their experiences, and so you might have noticed that we didn’t make announcement videos for the new members of the Eatyourkimchi Team for this reason.

Rose – who was our web developer – on the other hand, is planning for an exciting career in the Korean entertainment industry. You might have already seen her dancing in some kpop videos, and she has told us she doesn’t care if you follow her; in fact, she encourages you to follow her on social media. Go Rose go! As for Soozee and Leigh, we’re not asking you to stop following them, we’re just saying please don’t send them messages asking them about Eatyourkimchi, or make them uncomfortable about it. Please let them adjust to the new chapter of their lives. We have loved working with the whole Eatyourkimchi Team, and I’m sooooo happy we have videos online to look back on and to laugh at all our epic times together. Couldn’t have wished for a better team of people, we really lucked out. It’s been a hard few months without them around and we miss them a whole lot, but we’ll come back to Korea to visit for sure!

What does this mean for our videos?

Well, we love food, so you know we’ll have lots of food videos to film in Japan. Udon. Bento boxes. COCOCURRY!!!! There’s lots of things we haven’t shared with you on video, lots of things we haven’t eaten yet that we can’t wait to experience and share. And Japan is loaded with Wonderful Treasures to Find. That won’t be an issue. And we’ll also have new adventures to share, tons of things which I’m sure I can’t even imagine yet, things that I don’t know that exist. We’re excited at all of the possibilities! I really hope you can come along for the ride with us. Martina is also determined to share her Japanese language learning experience too, something we didn’t do when we first came to Korea.

What does this mean for the Eatyourkimchi website?

We’ll be in Japan, right? So why call it Eatyourkimchi, you might be wondering? Well, I don’t think we’re going to change the name, even though we own eatyoursushi.com (and have for many years now). I mean, we’ve been in Korea for seven years now. It’s a part of us. It’s changed us in so many ways. Eatyourkimchi, too, is a part of us; we’ll always perceive the world through the filter of our life experiences, and to say that we’ll experience the world unaffected by our Korean experiences would be a lie. We’ve been here for many major formative years of our lives; almost our entire married life. And it’s not something that we can shake off. We won’t try to. And Martina is preparing to pack a suitcase filled with Korean cooking ingredients for the dire hankerings we know we’ll have for Korean food.

What does that mean for You Are Here Cafe?

Well, it’s something we’re not going to be able to be part of. If one day we open another small shop by ourselves, we’ll have a wealth of experience from the cafe to help us out, but we’re not going to be in Korea anymore, so we won’t be of much help there. We’ll be back in Korea from time to time, for sure, and we’d love to stop by the cafe and see what’s happening, but we won’t be able to contribute as much as before.

How, exactly, are we going to be able to be in Japan?

Well, do you remember ages ago we did that Stalking Vampire video where we both got bitten and turned into creepy vampires? Well, the people we filmed it with, SQUASHfilms, are part of a network called Breaker Incorporated. We know some of the people over at Breaker, spoke with them a bunch, and they’re cool people who are interested in working with us on some new ideas. They also have a studio space in Harajuku where we’re planning on filming a new segment! SO EXCITED!!!

So when are you moving to Japan?

We’re in the final stages now of working out all our documents, we still have to find an apartment, but it looks like we’ll be in Japan for late January/February. We’ll be sure to document our whole moving experience for all of you that are curious. We still have to pack, and Spudgy & Meemers have a ton of paperwork since Japan is a rabies free country. Guess we’ll have to make a new apartment tour! :)

So I hope we’ve answered all your questions. Even though everything has been going really well for us with our business in Korea, we have to try to follow our dreams while we still can. We’ll miss Korea dearly since it has been home to us for so many years, but I don’t think of this as goodbye to Korea. We’ll be living so darn close by it will be easy to come visit. We love you guys and can’t wait to share new food and adventures with you! If there is something you really want us to film in Japan, let us know in the comment section below and we’ll get our thinking hats on for this new chapter of our lives.

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  1. hey martina, i just seen your video about your skin condition and i feel the same way as you do because i have eczema. Back then people use to make fun of me and say the most craziest things to me.As i got older it would still flair up but i just ran with it, because its apart of me. eczema is a dry rash that pops up mainly anywhere on your body. every so often it will flake up and cracks to where you would bleed sometimes but you have to stay moisturize. Eventhough, i use cream and lotions, it just would not help because i have severe eczema. well all im saying is that we can relate, hey at least we are happy in the skin we are in,LOL.

    8 months ago
  2. Hi Martina and Simon,
    just wanted to share my sympathy and good thoughts for you. I hope you will find a way to deal with this condition. You are so super positive and inspirational. Sending you all my best and most positive thoughts and wishes.
    Andy

    11 months ago
  3. Hello guise! Long time fan here, from Vancouver. I didn’t know how to contact you privately and I wanted to do so via Instagram but the letter count limit was too low for my query. Sorry for jacking this thread! I swear it’s for a good cause! I feel a bit embarrassed, like some squeegee person asking for change, but I am in dire need of your expertise and am desperate enough to risk annoying complete strangers (as opposed to the usual suspects). I saw a post on IG that showed an unique looking pekingese and I correctly surmised that it was for a shelter. Thru some digging and the help from strangers on IG, who could read Korean, I found out the sad story behind that cookies & cream coloured nugget. He is sitting in a kill shelter in Ulsan, Korea and had been there since mid December. I waste an incredibly stupid amount of time on the net & have seen so many cute animals and also of animals in need that you wouldn’t think another one would catch my eye. But his photo hooked my orbs, pulled my heart strings and kept me fixated on coming back to look at him time and again. I am on the other side of the world but hands down, I absolutely felt compelled to help him…hence my brazen approach. Dogs by the hundreds get euthanized everyday, I know, but the thought of his kind little soul getting snuffed out prematurely was not something I could accept. So me & another IG member from New York (whom I’ve never met but we follow each other’s accounts) ended up in a crusade to save this nugget. Lorna (from @caspernstitch) started a Fund raiser today & is in constant contact with the Korean group, Empathy For Life, who are trying to help pull the nugget to safety. Our lofty goal is to quickly get him out of the kill shelter and to a vet, especially since he has an eye injury. After that, the EFL group will do vacs and other medical deeds that are required before the nugget can fly to New York. Since your “furs born” was from a shelter, and you’ve had experience with shelters and with travelling internationally with the Spudge, can you give two desperate girls any advice or can you direct us in the right direction in terms of who we can speak to to facilitate a minimally stressful rescue in the quickest way possible? This crusade to save the nugget has been hindered by the language barrier so any advice from someone who has lived in Korea and walked this path, would make us eternally grateful. Like, if it was the end of the world, I would give you the last pallet of medium rare, Kobe beef, grilled with buttery garlic & shallots, sort of grateful! Sincerely, Mister PJ’s mom.

    1 year ago
  4. Hey guys I’ve been watching EYK from the start and you guys are proof that doing what you love can turn into a career. I knew that your time in Korea wouldn’t last because I know you didn’t mention it and I complely understand but things started to change when you saw the reality of living in Korea for such a long time. Like when your employee got ran over by a drunk driver and nothing happened to the driver no jail time or fine! Or the way the kpop industry works. I know it’s not the major reason for you guys leaving but it is a factor. Sad to see Soozee and Lee not having work for a while but I know they’ll be ok, anyways I’m excited to see what you guys do in Tokyo my city I lived in for a year and been to twice! Good luck and God bless!

    1 year ago
  5. Dear Martina and Simon,
    There’ s an energy healing that could help Martina’ s condition. It’ s called Pranic Healing. It’ a non-religious entity. You could check it out in Japan. They do have meditations there too. All the best and may you get healed!

    1 year ago
  6. I am a virgin…. this is my first time…I have never posted a comment anywhere on any of your vids until now. But after watching your “We’re moving to Japan” vid, and then spending a good deal of time reading the comment section, I feel compelled to pop my cherry.(Oooh yeah…bend me over NOW baby…….)

    First of all, congratulations. I wish you both well with your new venture and I hope you have every success with your new life in Japan. I can’t really remember how I first started watching your videos on Youtube, but I have watched them for years and as I have a Korean girlfriend -and as I may live there one day in the not-to-distant future- I have found them to be very entertaining and informative to say the least and without doubt, you are THEE best western vloggers in Asia that I’ve seen. You can rest assured knowing there will be no competition in Japan, where you’re going. Rachel and Jun seem like very nice people but….*YAWNS*……..and then there’s that fucking poo-hole Victor from Gimmeaflakeman….fuck him!!! Why I’d like to rip his heart out of his chest and hold it up to his face, still beating, to show him how black it is…..I do really love Chris’ (AbroadinJapan)videos though. His sense of humour and oblique, uniquely British perspective on all things Japanese is hilarious. But that said, the talk-show thing you two did with him (at Youtube Japan, I think it was…with the fat guy and the weirdo in the red onezie???) highlighted his limitations as a host. Largely, I think, because his sense of humour is too intellectual, understated and low-key and doesn’t translate well into brash, TV-type scenarios. He floundered…..and to be frank, if you guise hadn’t taken over it would have been an absolute train-wreck. I couldn’t watch it all…too painful. So “phew” for poor Chris….and well done you two for saving his ass. So as stated, if belts were awarded for vlogging (like in boxing) you two are without doubt, the undisputed heavy-weight champeens of th’ wurl.

    But after so many years of ‘K-love’ I’m genuinely surprised at the way you have handled this transition. It’s been very clumsy and somewhat at odds with the personalities I’ve come to love and the professionalism I’ve come to expect. I, for one, don’t believe that this move has as much to do with Martina’s condition as you say. I am quite sure that if her condition was the primary concern, you would be moving back to Canada, not moving to Japan to do “EatYourSushi”, no matter how tempting the the opportunity for adventure and no matter how lucrative said opportunity may be. I also think it’s sad to see Koreans who naturally feel a bit disrespected by your ill-informed, ill-conceived “comparison” video with Rachel, being called “haters” and “salty Koreaboos” for correcting you on your misinformation. (Sure it may have been accurate if you’re a tourist or on a short-term basis- but after 7-8 years ???) I mean, I’m not even Korean and that video left a bad taste in my mouth. There’s an irony in that video that seems lost on most: if you’ve been there for almost a decade and you can neither speak the language and have such a narrow “tourist-like” perspective of the country after all that time, then it really says much more about how you’ve failed to truly integrate into Korea, than it says about Korea. (I say “failed”…well I guess that depends. By your own admission you never intended to integrate that fully into Korea as your eyes were on Japan from day 1 anyway. And that’s cool….But then why make such a cheap and shitty “comparison” video and make such a song and dance about EDS being THEE reason?)

    If all that wasn’t bad enough, now in the comment section here, it is even being alluded to that the Korean medical profession is lacking in some way, with someone else saying something about “BETTER doctors in Japan” !?!? My girlfriend’s father was one of Korea’s most prominent neuro-surgeons for many years btw….so I DO have some clue about the medical profession in Korea without going there. Never mind that, I’m also an EDS sufferer myself and I’m wondering if it’s a lack of imagination you’re also suffering from when it comes to treatment options. Have you tried Korean/Chinese traditional medicine? Acupuncture and specifically Korean hand acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments I use. People can have “dead” zones in the body in terms of energy/blood circulation, if they get a little out of shape or have movement issues, so conventional acupuncture sometimes isn’t effective with some people….hence, no matter how out of shape we are, there are always plenty of neuro-pathway connections between the brain and our hands because of how much we use them. So it can often work better for some than conventional acupuncture. Also, there are also clinics in Korea where you can go to find out which foods are best suited to your body and which foods are not. This way you find out which foods are irritating your system and exacerbating any condition you might be suffering from. Diet is a big trigger for EDS. Have you tried Tai chi or Qigong instead of the gym? Frankly, I’m surprised you can manage to go to the the gym at all if your condition is THAT severe…..Just planting seeds here…

    I do understand the difficulty you face with this move to Japan. But this isn’t Al Pacino in Godfather 3..https://youtu.be/UPw-3e_pzqU

    Nobody’s life, other than yours, is really going to be affected by this so, fill yer boots as we say in Ireland! Have at it! You can do what the hell you like with your life. People opine then they move on. I doubt even the Koreans you’ve offended will give a shit soon. Things and people change, new shit happens and then you get sucked into your new you and the world keeps turning. That’s life. And the best of luck with yours….xxx

    1 year ago
  7. I’ve been following you guys since 2011, during my K-pop phase, and have seen EYK grow and change a lot. What made me stay was your awesome personalities and great videos. Looking forward to the exciting new Japan videos as you enter this new chapter of your lives!

    P.S.: hope the pain doesn’t get too unbearable Martina D:

    P.P.S.: your positivity and selfless love for each other is super inspiring!

    P.P.S.: recently came back from a trip to Japan (first trip overseas!) and it was amazing. gonna love seeing Japan again through your lens :D

    1 year ago
  8. It’s wonderful to know that you guise are finally making a move on your original dream, even if the circumstances are less than stellar. You guise awoke in me a passion for S.Korea that I didn’t originally have and you most certainly are the reason that I have decided to treat myself to a birthday present and travel somewhere I want instead of always staying home or visiting family up north (not that I don’t love them but…).
    It was such a pleasure meeting you guise in Houston, even if I was in the last group and the people were in a rush to get us all out of there so I quickly took pictures with you both and asked Martina what to avoid eating due to a peanut allergy and went about my business. Some horrible news, by the way, I lost my pictures due to my phone breaking and had no way of getting them back. I almost cried. You guise were the first and only ANYBODY that I bought tickets to go see. I have never been to a live concert or anything like that so it was a real treat to see you.
    I wish you both all the luck in the world, both in Martina’s health and just life in general. I look forward to many future videos about Japan and anywhere else you travel.
    Love you lots,
    Mari

    1 year ago
  9. Aww made me sad cause I was planning to swing by when I go to Korea for vacation :/ Hope things will turn out great for ya’ll in Japan though. Stay Awesome!!!

    1 year ago
  10. Hi guys. I just want to thank you for all the hard work you have done. When I started watching your videos, I was in last year of high school. I had no idea what to do with my life back then. But somehow because of you I started to like the idea of going to Korea (which is still my dream), and now I’m in my second year of study korean studies at university in Prague. This one decision changed my whole life – definitely in good way. I already met so many inspiring and awesome people and had so many great experience, which would otherwise never happened. I just wanted you to know how you influenced me and played a really big part in the best decision of my life. Thank you so much! And I wish you a lot of luck in Japan.(and sorry for my bad english ^^)

    1 year ago
  11. Hello Simon and Martina! So I recently stumbled on your channel and I was hooked, all your videos and you guys are so much fun and somehow made me care for you. I am really sorry about Martina’s condition, however I was wondering if you have tried anything besides traditional medicine to treat your illness, you see, when I was 13 (I’m 20 now) I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, hyperinsulinism and cysts in my ovaries, I got medicated and was told it was a life condition, I could never get cured, I had to rely on pills for the rest of my life.

    I’m from Venezuela, and since a few years ago we have been dealing with problems with medicine shortage, so it was pretty difficult for me to get my medication and I was starting to feel awful, but as the universe likes to work in weird ways, my mom had a friend with uterus cancer and she was told by her doctor there was nothing they could do, she went through quimo and all that jazz… her daughter in law’s parents are naturopaths and she decided to try with them, in a matter of months she was cured, completely healed of her cancer just by eating well, exercising and healing her mind. So my mother and I went, because she had similar illness like mine, and within a month of treatment I was cured, it’s been two years since that and I no longer have to take pills, I feel good as ever, my blood test are perfect and I’m happy. The treatment consisted in a 30 day cleanse and vegan/vegetarian diet, exercising and healing my mind, because must of our illness are caused by our thoughts and how we handle our feelings, my hypothyroidism was mainly caused because I was very bad at talking about my feelings, and expressing myself, the insuline problems had to do with my strong emotions that I swallowed and so on

    I would love for you to see my doctors but they don’t speak english and they would need to see physically see you to actually treat you, however I know there’s this American doctor called John Mcgougall that does a similar thing, he has many books and research so maybe you could contact him, there are this girls on youtube called Nina and Randa, who are vegans because their mom suffered from an autoimmune disease, a super rare one, and she was supposed to die in 10 years tops, but she found this doctor, gave it a try and healed her illness. Maybe what’s happening with you Martina it’s that doctors are not really trying to cure you (not in a mean way) but to help you live with the illness, because that’s what traditional medicine is about if you think about it, pills don’t really heal you, they just help you live with your illness.

    So I really hope you read all of this and that you give it a try because I want you to live a long, painless life, to be able to make your dreams come true, because every human deserves that chance… so please give it a try, do some research on this option and who knows, maybe you can heal it, I don’t really know you but maybe you are dealing with some family problems, or something that happened when you were little that you are somatizing on your body and it’s making you sick and you don’t even know it realize it, or it’s something about your character that you need to change, I don’t mean this in any insulting way :3 I tell you this because there were things in my character I had to change because they were making me ill, and once I learned this and changed, I saw big improvements.

    Hypocrites said “Let food thy medicine and medicine be thy food” the greeks knew their shit xD, humanity is basically based on what they said, so please give it a try, I know you guys are open minded so just give it a go if you find anything intesting… Love from Venezuela <3

    1 year ago
  12. do u still talk about kpop / dj-ing for sbs popasia?
    do u still follow any korean music/show even u r moving?

    1 year ago
  13. So, I don’t usually take the time to join a website so I can comment. However, over the past 3 days I have steadily watched A LOT of your videos on Youtube and have been overcome with giggles and inspiration. You two are adorable! I have never had an interest in Korea and really didn’t know much more then what reruns of MASH presented. :P

    To my surprise I literally teared up when I came to eatyourkimchi.com for the first time and scrolled down to see you are moving to Japan. Not because I am sad you are leaving Korea (ok a little)… but instead because the amount of courage and tenacity you two showed during your video announcing it to your internet family. Incredible! To be honest – 2015 has kicked the living shit out of me. But as I begin to plan my hopes and resolutions for 2016 during the past few days, your videos have reminded me of my former self. Full of adventure, exploration, laughs and all together lighthearted silliness. I just wanted to say, in a very lengthy fashion, THANK YOU! Thank you for being honest and expressing yourselves! Thank you for sharing your experiences! Thank you for reminding me of me. I don’t know how, but you have ignited a new kind of energy within me.

    Best of luck in your travels to Japan. I wish you both all the best of 2016. Keep doing what you do!

    Ashley!

    1 year ago
  14. You can’t do this to meeeee!!! :(((( As a Korean living abroad, your channel (and Josh’s) was the only channel through which I could vicariously enjoy Korean food, Korean products and everything else. Thank you for being a “bridge” and an entertainment source. I WILL watch you when you go to Japan, and I hope you will visit Korea (occasionally, since you love that place, right?) Have fun in Japan :) And I hope Martina’s condition doesn’t atrophy too much…

    1 year ago
  15. lol not sure if any of that made sense…but I felt like I could relate to who you guys are as people from watching your videos, and when you announced that Martina has EDS Type 3, it was the kind of relatability that I didn’t expect. I love all of your videos and everything that you guys do, and I really wish you the best for the future. I know it will be hard at times. I’ve been there. There were times where simply trying to sit down on a toilet made me cry because of my hip pain, and I couldn’t bend down to pick anything up. I felt helpless. I felt like no one my age could relate. I felt shamed, and like I couldn’t ask for help. It’s difficult. I’m glad that you guys have each other to help each other out. I’m glad that I have a boyfriend who loves me so much. I hope your move is an easy one, and that you have many great adventures.

    1 year ago
  16. As somebody who

    a) is also a female with EDS from Toronto
    b) also has EDS Type 3 (there are 12 types, off the top of my head)
    c) has been a fan of Simon and Martina’s videos for years

    This is kind of heart breaking to hear, and scary on a personal level for me. EDS is kind of like health spin the wheel (for lack of better wording). It can suddenly start progressively getting worse. It happened to my brother when he turned 7, and dad in his mid 30’s. EDS affects everyone’s body differently, and the severity can differ greatly between people. I’ve been experiencing more joint pain during the last few years than the first 20 or so years of my life. Now I experience joint pain doing everyday normal things. Pain in my neck, fingers, elbows, hips, knees, ankles…and it sucks. I bruise and scar easily. I more recently fractured a bone. It’s not all the time, thank god. But I worry about my body’s future. Because if I’m feeling it regularly now, what about 10, 20, 30 years from now?? I try not to think about it…the only treatments are pain meditations and physical therapy etc. There is no cure, because it is a genetic connective tissue disorder. My body is just physically different. Anyways…rant over, I wish Eat Your Kimchi​ (Simon and Martina) the best. Japan is an amazing place. I hope that they can keep their spirits high and keep making fun videos. <3

    1 year ago
  17. As somebody who

    a) is also a female with EDS from Toronto
    b) also has EDS Type 3 (there are 12 types, off the top of my head)
    c) has been a fan of Simon and Martina’s videos for years

    This is kind of heart breaking to hear, and scary on a personal level for me. EDS is kind of like health spin the wheel (for lack of better wording). It can suddenly start progressively getting worse. It happened to my brother when he turned 7, and dad in his mid 30’s. EDS affects everyone’s body differently, and the severity can differ greatly between people. My brother went from being a totally healthy little kid to a totally disabled little kid. My dad had a lot of difficulties, but it wasn’t as bad for him even though he was much older. I’ve been experiencing more joint pain during the last few years than the first 20 or so years of my life. Now I experience joint pain doing everyday normal things. Pain in my neck, fingers, elbows, hips, knees, ankles…and it sucks. I bruise and scar easily. I more recently fractured a bone. It’s not all the time, thank god. But I worry about my body’s future. Because if I’m feeling it regularly now, what about 10, 20, 30 years from now?? I try not to think about it…the only treatments are pain meditations and physical therapy etc. There is no cure, because it is a genetic connective tissue disorder. My body is just physically different. Anyways…rant over, I wish Eat Your Kimchi​ (Simon and Martina) the best. Japan is an amazing place. I hope that they can keep their spirits high and keep making fun videos. <3

    1 year ago
  18. It’s so sad that you are leaving Korea, but both of you have made a wonderful impacts in my love of Kpop and Korean culture. I am so excited for your new adventures in Japan. I couldn’t be more happier that you guys are moving on and exploring a new grounds (which I could never do, but never say never because you guys have made me a bit more courageous and crossing my fingers I will go to Korea in the near future). I started my love of Japan before K-pop and I love manga and Japanese food. And I hope you visit some awesome places so that I could, one day, venture to those places too!! I wish you guys good luck!!! Have an awesome holidays, especially hoping you guys will have an awesome fresh NEW YEAR!!^^ It was great meeting both of you during the MEET Your KIMCHI tour!!!^^I can’t wait for more awesome videos!!

    1 year ago
  19. I was reading an article about someone with your same disease and felt I should share it.

    http://kutv.com/news/local/lds-mom-pushes-for-legalization-of-miracle-drug-medical-marijuana

    Maybe a vacation to Amsterdam is in order :). In all seriousness- I hope your move goes wonderfully and that you find comfort in whatever way you see fit.
    Love watching you guys! And best of luck!

    1 year ago
  20. Hey guys, I’m so glad to hear you’ve decided to do such a wonderful (if scary) thing for yourselves. I’ve been following you for a bit over five years now – I am a professional lurker, so much so that I couldn’t remember the details of my account and had to make a new one just to post here. It’s been amazing getting to know Korea alongside you both, and I can’t believe how far things have come since your early videos. I’ve loved getting to watch you both grow as people, and I can’t wait to see how things change from here. I’m excited to see what awesome crazy ideas you both come up with, and all the fascinating everyday oddities that seem like nothing to residents but blow the minds of us on the other side of the world. It’s been a wonderful journey so far guys, I hope I’ll get to travel this road with you for a long time to come. Bon voyage!

    1 year ago
  21. I started watching you guys over a year ago not because of kpop or kdrama but one of your guys’ WTF’s and I realized that you guys lived in Korea and had so many fun adventures. You guys have also introduced me to so much Korean culture I’ve never even heard of. I hope you guys will have so many new adventures and be able to share what it’s like in Japan with us. Good luck and I’ll support you guys wherever you guise go :)

    1 year ago
  22. Realized you guys changed your channel name and was not able to find an answer to it. I finally got answer! I loved the EYK crew… Sad to see it change… Have fun in Japan and get better Martina!

    1 year ago
  23. I have been watching you guys for quite some time now, around 2011, I think. I’m only 19, so I’ve grown up with you. You guys actually inspired me to apply for a scholarship to study in Korea and I ended up where I am now (hint: SEOUL!!) because of your inspiration. And you guys are continuing to inspire me: instead of “running to the bushes to shrivel up in pain” you are trying to live life to the fullest. You have accomplished so much, and I have no doubt in my mind you will continue to accomplish even more.
    Congratulations on your next big step in life. Good luck. I’m sending good travel vibes your way. Thank you for being there for me throughout all of these years; I will continue to follow! <3 <3

    1 year ago
  24. I only just discovered you guys but I’m really excited! i’m planning to go to Japan in July and hoping to eventually move out there. And if you can, please put up a video on the process of getting your furbabies to Japan! I want to bring my Pipsqueak over once I move.

    1 year ago
  25. Wow…sad that I won’t be able to see you guys when I go to Korea this summer…
    But maybe I’ll get to see you all when you’re in Japan!!!
    I still remember all the old Eat Your Kimchi videos and so many references my friends and I make now thanks to you guys :D
    You guys are truly an inspiration and I hope that everything goes well and you enjoy Japan!!!

    1 year ago
  26. Hi Simon and Martina!!! First time posting here but I thought I should let you know that when I first thought about going to Korea to teach about 5 years ago I found your videos. I have watched almost everything you have put out. I loved learning about Korean food, history, customs, everything that you have posted. It took me a little longer than expected, but I finally moved to Korea(Daegu) 1 week ago. So far I am loving it!!! Like Simon said in the video, not knowing how to order food and stuff like that is scary, but I hope to look back on it and laugh. I came by myself which is a little harder I think, but I cannot wait to meet some awesome people to share my experience with. My plan has been to stay in Korea for 2 years and then go to Japan as well. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me make my dream come true because it has not been an easy road for me to get here. I am looking forward to seeing all of your new wonderful adventures and good luck with everything you guys do in life!!!! As long as you have each other, every day will be wonderful.

    1 year ago
  27. I just wanted to leave you a note expressing my gratitude in your channel. I found you guys about a year ago and watched every single video. You’re videos have helped me (and my husband at my insistence) explore so much more about Korean culture. I, myself, experienced a chronic pain condition for most of my life until 4 years ago. Your videos have been such a pleasure and I’m looking forward to your new videos. Best of luck in Japan, you’re doing things we all wish we had the guts to do.

    1 year ago
  28. I feel you Martina. I have fibromyalgia & I’m actually trying to move to Seoul while I’ve got some good years left in me. :) I hope yall’s adventure to Japan is just as great, if not better, than South Korea was!

    1 year ago
  29. When you move to Japan will you start a Jpop music Monday? That would be really awesome and I miss music Monday!!!! <3

    1 year ago
  30. I’ve been following you guys for a long time- this feels just right. All the best to your new adventures, and your new beautiful days ahead!

    1 year ago
  31. Japan is AWEsome! I visited Tokyo this summer and I must say that the public transportation is so so so much better than what we have in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

    Congrats on following your dreams~(._.)~

    1 year ago
  32. 妬ましい~また、日本に住みたいですよ~。Long time subscriber, first time commenter here (actually made an account to comment on this!) I used to live in Japan and miss it every day. I know you two have visited multiple times, but visiting and living are two different things. However, I think you’ll love it!Good luck on the move, looking forward to new videos, and I’ll be cheering you on!

    1 year ago
  33. Its so inspiring to see how positive you both are being in such a horrible situation, I’ve been following you both for years and hadnt realized how bad Martina’s condition had become, and I honestly wish you the best for your new life in Japan!
    I will actually be in Seoul, and then Japan during the last 2 weeks of January and the first week of February so if you need help with anything just ask!
    Also, the cafe will still be open, correct? It would be lovely to see it whilst im in S.Korea.
    Good Luck on your new adventure!

    1 year ago
  34. Maybe you can still “keep” the studio in a way? like taking photos of the studio for use in green/blue screen shots?

    1 year ago
  35. I don’t post much, but been watching since the beginning or near the beginning….lol. Yall were my first subscription.:D Anyway, you guys are so positive and encouraging, its inspiring. I wish you both the very best in everything you do and look forward to your videos in Japan.

    1 year ago
  36. ~~sigh…as I am writing this message…my eyes are getting watery :’)
    You guys are more than just a couple I follow online, you guys are my family <3
    I loved every single video and I will keep on supporting you guys till the very end!
    One closed chapter, opens up another part.

    I remember that I found you guys by accident 4 á 5 years ago and I was immediately hooked ^O^!
    Every monday I became this over-excited kid to watch 'Music Mondays' haha!
    But the time has come that you guys move on and follow your dreams while you can~~

    Dear Simon, please take good care of unnie Martina <3 I love y'all~~
    I will keep you in my daily prayers Martina~ and I simply hope that one day you will wake up with no more pain >>> S-Korea >>>> Japan, HERE WE COME :D

    1 year ago
  37. Awww, that post left a bittersweet feeling, but i am so happy that you will go on and follow your dream!and i hope that martina’s pain will go away and that she will get better because thanks to her Manic Panic Pink Hair Dye Tutorial i found out about you guys and since then i fell in love with you and your videos!its been 3 awesome years of me watching simon and martina epic videos and i cant wait to follow your new adventures in Japan <3 Love you so much (^3^)~ <3

    1 year ago
  38. Went to Korea for the first time ever this December. I felt so happy being so close to you guys. You guys made me really love Korea and I’ve made it a dream of mine to live there. I used your videos to guide me while I was there and in some weird way it felt like I was doing those things with you guys — sorry for stalker mode. (un-related note: The trains there are so efficient unlike Australia). This news makes me somehow feel like a piece of my heart just broke. I don’t think Korea would feel the same, knowing you guys are so far (yet so close). But it’ll be great to be with you both as this new journey starts and maybe I’ll learn to love Japan just as much.

    1 year ago
  39. I studied Japanese many years ago in college, which was the door to me reading manga and watching anime and dramas (Korean/Chinese/Japanese). This led me to your site and videos, which I have enjoyed for a long time since I got more info. on Korea. Thank you for your info. about Korea and I will be looking forward to seeing how you come to learn Japanese and more about that country.

    1 year ago
  40. First of, i will admit that i was curious to where soozee & leigh are, of course as a viewer i have seen them come from the background to the screen & its awesome having u guys have fun all together… And i miss them too. Just to make it clear i just stalk (lol!) both of them & didn’t want to ask them question coz there might be a personal reason. Other than that thank you for atleast putting out some light about the rest of your team who is dear to us :)

    Now i came to know ur channel coz i have seen you guys on youtube space japan video… And i followed all of your video coz i love korean culture as well … Most specially kpop & food! And your humor is the best lol!

    Now im glad ur moving to japan though i must say i need people like you that will still show korea coz i am sure that there’s more to see.

    But i will still religiously follow your adventures to japan, now i get to know japan in your style (though i watch rachel & jun and im glad ur friends.. And sharla).

    I can’t wait for more videos & i hope u guys stay strong and never lose hope with martina’s condition.

    Know thay ur nasties love u guys so much! Thank you for entertaining & educating us! I hope ur passion just continue to grow ^^

    Love from PHILIPPINES <3

    P.S.
    I hope u guys can visit my country theres a bunch of nasties waiting for you :*

    1 year ago
  41. Hey guys Nasty from India! I have been watching ur videos for while now n joined ur blog few days back.And I am loving it! I had been curious about Korean culture for quite some time(all thanks to my sister’s kpop craze).your videos helped me satiate my curiousity(binge watching your videos when i shud be studying for my Masters entrance) But i am glad i became ur fan..Love ur guys’ sense of humour! N yeah i would really be glad if Martina took treatment first before u embark on ur next adventure! With all the advanced medical technology i am sure she will get better really fast! In case that doesnt help u r always welcome to come to India for Ayurvedic treatment! As an Ayurvedic Doctor i guarantee u,that u will get well really fast! Hope and pray for ur speedy recovery! Love u guys! and Take Care Martina!

    1 year ago
  42. DD

    Dear Simon and Martina,
    I’m very excited to your new journey and decision because I like Japanese culture as well. Partly it is unfortunate for me since your video is always a remedy for my homesick (crying) I lived at Hongdae area and attended school at there. So watching your video was such a painkiller in every moment. Hope your successful moving and good luck for all eyk crews! I’ll look forward your new chapter!

    1 year ago
  43. In order to respect your wishes, I’ll only leave this comment here and not on social media, but I hope you’ll show this to Soozee if you think she’d like to see it.

    Soozee, I just wanted to thank you. When you guys did your show in Los Angeles, I wasn’t having the best day. If not for you, I think I would have left the theater a bit unhappy. But after the show, you came over and talked to me and, even though it was brief, you were so incredibly kind and totally made me feel comfortable and…I guess “valued” is the best way to put it. It was small, but small things like that mean a lot, and I’m grateful. Thanks again, and good luck in wherever you go from here.

    1 year ago
  44. I grew up from a teen to an adult watching you and it wasn’t smooth sailing, but you made it a little easier. I wasn’t that interested in korea to begin with, but you made it interesting. We watch you guys all the time and honestly my guy couldn’t care less where you are geographically, he’s just drawn to your awesomeness ;) also I’m japan biased, so I’m super excited for your future adventures! I tried to get to come see you in Finland but didn’t get the chance, but I hope you know how much you and what you do means, even to us silent viewers, who have a hard time trying to leave a comment :’D social anxiety as a 22yo is not hot, but I want to voice my support for you so bad I have to comment, even if it takes forever to get it done. Stay strong, Martina and Simon! ^^

    1 year ago
  45. What is Rose’s Social media?

    1 year ago
  46. I’m happy for you that you get to follow your life dreams of moving to new places! I’ve been following you for years now, so I’m not surprised by this announcement, but I am sorry to hear that Martina’s EDS getting worse is what prompted the timing of the move. However, I think you two have the right attitude to grab life by the horns (that’s also not exactly a phrase, but whatever, haha) and do it while you still can! Good luck tying up all the loose ends for the move and I am excited to see what life is going to be like for you in Japan!!!

    1 year ago
  47. I have loved seeing Korea through your eyes and experiences, and seeing how Korea has changed (so much!) since I visited last in ’89. You see, I embraced my heritage seven years ago and I discovered you when I became Korean again. ^^ I wish you much joy and happiness in Japan and look forward to seeing your adventures there. Praying for your health, strength, and well-being. Much love, xo

    1 year ago
  48. Hi, guys. I just started to follow your youtube channel, and I wish you all the best for this new phase of your lives.

    I know that you’re receiving a lot of messages right now, but I hope you can see this one. You see, I just moved to Australia (I’m from Brazil) and it has been a month since I got here. It’s so hard to move to another country, right? You don’t know anybody and sometimes you get lost in translation. How it was when you moved to Korea? Did you have money to buy stuff?

    I only have a bed and a fridge. I’m trying really hard to have a normal life here, but it’s so hard.. Anyway, I hope you guys can have whatever you want it in Japan. :)

    1 year ago
  49. I really want to say I’ve been watching your videos for over 5 years now and its been amazing watching how much you grew and because of you Im currently studying Korean in college and my dream is to eventually travel to Korea and live there. You guys have been a huge inspiration in my life. And I’ll be praying for Martinas health and also for you guys to have a lovely experience in Japan. I cant wait to see you guys in Japan!
    Love you guys,
    Forever Nasty Dynasty.

    1 year ago
  50. hi martina and simon
    im so happy and sad at the same time hearing the news but i will always support whatever decisions u make..i can’t wait for your Japan Adventures now!!!Maybe im going to find/search for you guise in japan next year April..hahhaah,take good care martina..pls dont be sick:o(
    don’t worry once a Nasties always a Nasties!!!
    Goodbye for now!!Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year
    lots of love from singapore

    1 year ago
  51. As someone who has chronic health issues, I can relate to Martina’s struggles on so many levels. When things get tough, it can often feel like you’re alone in a shithole but our loved ones and the little things in life are real lifesavers. It is incredibly moving and heartening to see that you two are going to continue your dreams in Japan. Life is too short and your brave decision will undoubtedly inspire others to do the same. A special shout-out to Simon who’s such a great example of a loving, supportive and caring husband. Safe travels and best wishes to the both of you for the next chapter of your lives.

    1 year ago
  52. Are you guys not doing any Korean related videos anymore?

    1 year ago
    • We’ll still do Korean related videos when we’re in Korea, or if we’re doing something Korean-ish in other countries, but I don’t know if it’ll be as much as usual :D

      1 year ago
      • Fingers crossed for a new Music Monday Reboot: J-pop Edition ^_~ (’cause that stuff gets cray! None of the same-old-same-old of K-pop videos, for sure.)^^

        1 year ago
  53. I hope Martina gets better! Genuinely please follow your dreams before it’s too late. My Mother has severe Arthritis and there’s been many days where she hasn’t been able to move out of her bed, she actually had a heart attack at just 38 because of how much medication she had taken (takes) for her pain. My Mother cannot leave Scotland -Britain- because there’s now a chance she may have a heart attack on a plane. She hasn’t travelled much at all. And I always remind her that when I’m older I’ll become a billionaire and buy her a jet that has a heart specialist so we can go to the places she wants! One of them is Korea; and that is thanks to you. We watch EatYourKimchi videos together and always imagine what it be like to go on holiday to Korea together. Ah, I’m getting sad thinking about it. But anyways thank you both with all my heart for sharing your videos and showing Korean culture to us!

    P.s My mum loves Spudgy’s voice, her first video was Spudgy’s Draw My Life – she cried –

    1 year ago
  54. I’m sad that your adventures are ending in South Korea. I truly loved watching it, and because of you, I have really become interested in South Korea, and hope to be there in Oct of 2016. Small part was to maybe come see your cafe, studious.

    But, I am also so excited to see you going to Japan. Japan was the first country I ever visited on my own. I’ve since have been there 3 times, with a fourth trip percolating in my head.

    It was you guys who broaden my musical taste in K-Pop, and even though you will be in Japan, I truly hope you will still keep us up to date on the latest K-Pop, as well, some J-Pop! Plus, you’ll be a little closer to Canada. ;)

    Count me in as a viewer of where ever you guys go!

    Mike
    Calgary
    Canada!

    1 year ago
  55. First thing’s first: Are you going to get your EYK studio mail forwarded. I sent a postcard there 2 days ago. If not, no biggie, but I thought it would be useful to know for people who have sent fan-mail recently.
    And of course, you guys have been my inspiration for the past 6 years. I love how y’all make sure to stay positive not only in your videos, but in your philosophy as well. Your motivation means so much to me, and thinking about how you guys make it through the tough times has helped and cheered me up when I was going through some difficult times myself. I can’t wait to see you guys get lost in translation next year. :) Also, please know that y’all have a friend in Atlanta if you ever decide to visit again.

    1 year ago
  56. ~Huggles Martina very, very, very gently!~ I know what it’s like to deal with chronic pain! I have genetic arthritis all over but am lucky it hasn’t been bad enough that I haven’t had to use my cane for years. I’m sorry your EDS is getting worse! T_T! I am sort of jealous of you All I have wanted to do is travel where you are pain or not but I can’t all because I am on ADD meds and it’s like I see a strong woman with a similar condition doing what I want and into all I love and it’s like I see you as the big sister as I never had and I get jealous that sissy gets to do all the cool stuff and I can’t just because of one stupid pill! T_T! I hate you Unnie ~sarcasm~ T_T!

    1 year ago
  57. Have seen almost all your videos over the years and as I saw this post I just had to at last register here and say hi. Really sad to hear about Martina’s condition, after all those videos I feel like I know you guys and although reading about EDS was bad bad bad I hope it at least stays stable so you can get lost again looking for cafes in Tokyo, spend hours rifling through the huge DAISOs in JP for WTF segments, dance to J-Pop videos and enjoy living in Japan and elsewhere to the fullest. I’ll at last visit Seoul for the first time next March (dong-a marathon yay) and your videos have made my places-to-visit list sooooo long, so thanks again. I loved Japan and I’m sure you’ll have an awesome time there too, can’t wait for those videos too. Keep up the good work, sending lots of love, health and happiness your way guys :-)

    1 year ago
  58. Hi, one of the cutest couples in the world! :D
    I’m a geeky independent filmmaker currently residing in the city of lost angles.
    I grew up in Korea up in till the end of my teenager period, so watching amazing videos you guys have been making has been a heartwarming relief whenever I miss cold and snowy winter and Korean street food such as 호떡 and 김말이. I really really loved your waffle video at Bucheon Station! (I spent 20 years of my life in Bupyeong, which is right next to Bucheon, until I left for the states and I often visited Buchoen. That simple and humble but sweet and luscious waffle is absolutely my FAVORITE waffle in my life out of all kinds of waffle! :D) I did cry while I was watching the video. I’m a very nostalgic person; the images the oozing apple syrup and whipped cream and the freshly baked hot waffle made me drool and you guys’ amazing vide kept smiles staying on my face for the rest of the day.
    I was planning to stop by your coffee shop and hopefully the amazing studio filled with love and laughs when I visit Korea in this coming Spring, but I guess that seems not to be happening anymore… :'(
    But, Hey! With my earnest heart, I’m so happy to see you two lovely people keeping walking forward to pursue your life dreams! Life will be dull and dry if we lose our passion for love and dream. Thank you so much for being one of the most wonderful and passionate people. That surly inspires many people including me. Wish you the best of the best! I’m more than sure that you guys will rock in Japan (and laugh a lot as decorating your new home with the loving energy) and will be loved there as well.
    Peace and Love~! 화이팅~!! ^0^/

    1 year ago
  59. Woo! I’m moving to Japan during your move too! Gonna be there for about three months for study. This is such an exciting time for all of us:) I wish you the smoothest of transitions to Japan! Hopefully there will be a meet up when I’m there too!

    1 year ago
  60. Thank you for all the days in Korea. I haven’t ever, ever, thought Martina been sufferd with EDS. Her gigantic energy always have filled me up. When I was depressed, I watched EYK and fully recovered. Especially,thank you for caring and consoling Korean people. Among your videos, the one dealing with suicide problem of Korea gave me a lot of consolation. Many Korean just easily says the suicide means weakness of mind and the suicides are loosers. But you guys was the first people told me help them. Thank you for everything of you in Korea. I hope Martina’s condition getting better in Japan. Martina is like a huge sphere of ENERGY (Even the Simon’s one seems to be smaller than hers).This Energy shall not disappear in any circumstance.You guys are always my source of evergy for my everyday life. When you open the new Youtube channel please let us know. Thank you guys. Thank you.

    1 year ago
  61. I’ve been watching you guys since you were in the officetel (is that the term ahaha) with Music Mondays, etc. although I just registered here haha. And I’ve been using FAPFAPs and WANKs to cheer me up while I studied for my exams in uni. You guys have been such a huge help and inspiration to me (I wanted to be a choreographer in SoKor when I was in high school haha) and I cannot believe the things you are going through. Martina has become a new form of inspiration to me; I want to be a neurobiologist/chemist someday, and ALS was the first illness that motivated me to go down the path to Medicine.
    anw im rambling on
    Best of luck in Japan!! I’ll still be supporting you guys from afar~ ♥

    1 year ago
  62. Hi Simon and Martina! seven years ago when i first started watching you guys i started my first year as a medical student, and now i’m taking my final exam to be a certified physician next week. through out these years i have watched you guys struggle with ordering food and asking for directions and watch you guys move from bukchon then making the eatyourkimchi studio and now watching you guys move to japan. i enjoyed every second of it! i even sent you guys emails and to my surprise you replied to each and everyone of them with kind words. i won’t forget these memories and i’m so excited to open a new chapter in my life and watch you open a new chapter in yours. best of luck!!!!

    1 year ago
  63. Hey Simon and Martina. I’ve been following your videos for past four years and I’ve loved every one of them. You’ve got me feeling all emotional about your big decision to move to Japan but I’m really, really excited for you guys. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan and even live there. I can’t wait to see your videos about living in Japan and exploring it like you did with South Korea. Wishing you all the best for the new chapter of your life! :)

    1 year ago
  64. Go guys go
    I’m so happy for you. Wow it’s been like 6 years since I started to watch your videos and I can’t wait to see new videos in the future. I hope you guys have an awesome life in Japan.
    P.s are you going to close the eyk store because I really want to buy the taemin taeman taemaximum And the soy un Dorito

    1 year ago
  65. Hey Martina and Simon,
    I’ve been doing some research since I found out about Martina’s condition and I wanted to send you guys a link to a new treatment is being tested for a new delivery system for stem cell treatments (which aid in cell regeneration). Although it is still in the testing phase I thought you guys might want the name of it which is Collagen Hydrogel for the Delivery of Stem Cell-loaded Chitosan Microspheres. I think you guys should keep an eye on it because it looks like it was effective and they’re going on for further testing. The only side affect so far would be swelling. I hope it helps!!! You guys always brighten my day.

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120803
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3468165/

    1 year ago
  66. I live in Japan now. I will move to Tokyo next year. Hope to meet you guys one day. I believe that you guys will have an even greater experience here. I feel sorry to hear about Martina’s condition. I hope you will be overwhelmed by Japanese fun stuff and forget about you pain.

    1 year ago
  67. I honestly lost sleep for the last two days thinking about you guys. Hearing about Martina’s condition, and watching Simon’s face while explaining everything made me cry. I had the awesome and super random chance of meeting you two at a gas station off I-5 on your way to LA from SF, during your last tour. I remember telling Martina I was more excited about meeting you two, than any celebrity in LA I’d seen. I sincerely wish you guys the best of luck in your endeavors. And please, I repeat, please see, specifically, a functional medicine doctor, who addresses underlying causes rather than just treating symptoms. Genetics doesn’t always have to express itself. I promise Martina will never have to be in a wheelchair. Sending you two all of my light and love! ~Rich

    1 year ago
  68. Meg

    First, I am so sorry to hear that the EDS has been getting as bad as it is Martina, and I wish you nothing but good health and happiness! My father has recently the past few years found his mobility severely limited as well due to dementia and other health issues, so I have seen how frustrating it can be. I also know how tough it must be for you, Simon, to see someone you love going through such a hard time. You two have such an amazing outlook on life and I think you two are so fantastic that you are focusing on positive things; like fast forwarding dreams! Seeing it more as an opportunity than a burden, if you will.

    I am sad to see this chapter close, I have enjoyed watching you two share your lives with us. But I know that the second chapter will also be amazing! It will be like starting this videos all over again with the confusion and wanderment!

    I’ll be studying abroad in Korea at Yonsei from Feb-July and I’m going to try and not take you guys leaving personally… (jk!)

    1 year ago
  69. This song reminded me of you guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHp4_nxYN4Y

    1 year ago
  70. You guys! I am so, so excited for you! I can’t wait to see your Japanese adventures. Please do share any insights you pick up on learning the language. And everything. Yeah, just share everything about Japan. (If I could move to any other country, it would be Japan. Looking forward to living vicariously through your videos!) Also, non creepy internet hugs to Martina. Hang in there. You are an inspiration!

    1 year ago
  71. Go for it, guys! Japan is beautiful and amazing and I’m missing it daily after my first ever trip there last month.

    I’m rooting for you guys. I have not much to say except, you’re going on (another) adventure!!

    I’ll continue following you guys ;) as long as you guys are willing to share it with us. Also, help me curb my longing for Japan til I visit her again~

    Love~ Nasty Lyn from Malaysia

    1 year ago
  72. You two do YOU. I’m personally excited for this move! EatYourSushi is a-GO, and it’s just one more culture to learn about and travel with you guys! I can’t wait to see how Martina’s look changes as you guys explore Japan.

    Martina, hang in there. You’re a badass, always have been. I know Simon agrees, and no matter what happens, I know you’ll kick life’s ass. We love you here, all of us. And you’ll always have support when you need it, space when you want it, and a hero in Simon to literally lift you when you’re down.

    Please rest, relax. Rant, scream, cry. What ever you need to cope. But what EVER you do, do it for YOU and yours. We’ve all got your back. Forever.

    1 year ago
  73. I wish every Nasty (well, healthy ones) could take a little bit of Martina’s illness, that way she would be totally healthy, and we wouldn’t even feel any difference.

    Buy guys, I’m so hyped up for Japan! The videos you already did there were super cool, can’t wait to see more:D Lots of love to you<3

    1 year ago
  74. I am really excited, I can’t wait to see your videos about Japan.

    1 year ago
  75. Dear Simon and Martina,

    Firstly, thank you for the all the entertainment and enthusiasm you have given to all of us. I’ve been following your videos for a long time now. Even before I moved to Korea a year and half ago. Secondly, I must confess that although I have been following your videos, I’ve never registered here.

    Your videos have always been full of spirit and colours. Martina, you are an epitome of strength. And Simon you are the support everyone wishes to find in others. I wish you guys all the goodness you could find. I hope that everything just gets better for you. I love that you’ll do everything… EVERYTHING with smiles. And your smiles have only spread onto other faces.

    I had wished I’d run into you guys while I was here (I moved to Seoul in August). But now I doubt if that would happen. It would be nice to meet people like you in person. Full of Cheer (kind of like Christmas). However, I do wish we meet someday.

    I hope your life is filled with hope, love and laughter. Here’s to new beginnings.

    1 year ago
  76. Good luck in Japan.
    I’m curious on what your take will be on Japanese culture. You’ve posted some nice WTFs and FAPFAPs from Japan before… so I’ve got a good feeling about it :-)

    1 year ago
  77. So happy, that you take us with you on your new journey. Never stop dreaming :)

    1 year ago
  78. Even though I’m really sad that you guys will soon be leaving Korea, I’m so excited to see your new up and coming adventures and videos of Japan. I’ve been dreaming about one day traveling to Japan and now that I know you guys will have videos about your explorations in Japan its just making me more motivated to travel there (as well as go one day to Korea!). Well Simon and Martina I wish you guys luck in your move to Japan and can’t wait to see the video you guys will upload while there, and to the rest of the EYK crew good luck and thanks for being apart of the EYK we know and love!

    1 year ago
  79. Hi Martina, I’m not much of a commenter but I’ve always loved your videos. I just kind of want to reach out in solidarity, if that’s alright. I have IBS-C and IBD, so I understand chronic pain very well. I’ve had a pretty bad relapse these past two months and am taking winter quarter off at my college for some specialty treatment. Your videos, especially the one where you and Simon talk about your condition, have given me hope for my own future. I look at what you and Simon have built together and imagine a future where I’m successful and happy, even with my illness. I’m not going to say that it gets better because I know sometimes it just doesn’t. And I’m not going to tell you to stay positive, because sometimes you just can’t do that either. But you guys have helped me understand that you can always keep moving forward. I’m 20 and it seems impossible to go for my dream of higher education. But I’m working on getting my AA, and I’m moving forward just like you guys. From one ill girl to another, if you’ll excuse the cliche, let’s keep making our dreams happen one step at a time. You guys keep going forward and so will I, no matter how difficult it is sometimes. Thanks for the content, as always, cheers.

    1 year ago
  80. I’m a new fan of you two… And I was wishing to meet you when I go two korea in 2016 or 2017. I love you both and and I love seeing a couple that obviously really love each other. If you plan going to the Philippines just send me a message and I would be glad to accompany you in your tour. Go on and fulfill your travel plans. Going to pray that Martina’s EDS won’t get worse. Go go guys! And enjoy your lives to the fullest. And make sure you make a lot of videos in Japan because I’m also dreaming of having a vacation there.

    1 year ago
  81. I wish you guys all the best!! I have seen every single Music Monday you ever made and they are brilliant and hilarious!! I miss them but when I was planning my trip to Japan and then SK, I turned to your videos for guides! I think you are amazing and have told all my friends about you :) I hope you find better healthcare in J – as a nurse, I traveled to SK for a huge convention and have to admit, their system and attitude about health is not as great as I was hoping/expecting. Although, it’s certainly not as bad as some places, I just really hope Japan and their amazing patience and perseverance will open new treatment possibilities for you!

    Best of luck – I loved Japan and am super excited for you guys!!!

    1 year ago
  82. I cried when I read that Martina’s condition is getting worse. You two are my favourite couple. You’re both so loveable! Xox wishing you all da best in Japan! I’ll be in Japan next year for vacation (next November) I wish I could visit you as I feel like I know you now after watching your vids ;) but that might be creepy, hehe! Excited to see your new Japan videos and I know you two will have so much fun there together ! Xoxox lots of love!

    1 year ago
  83. Martina I just want to let you know how inspiring you are to me. I have EDS as well as fibromyalgia, and although Im younger than you Im currently going through the same struggles. Just this year I had to give up a job I loved because I was in too much pain to function. Its the worst decision Ive ever had to make, so is the realization that I wont be able to put off my dreams to some mystical “someday” anymore because that someday might not exist. We have to seize the dreams and life we want now, and to quote Doctor Who, some people live more in 20 years than 80, the living depends on the person. We can live our dreams, we just have to do it now. I hope this makes sense, Im legit crying because I know the exact type of pain youre in and I wish no one ever had to feel this way, but seeing you follow yout dreams despite it gives me hope that maybe I can too.

    So much love for you guys, and Simon you remind me of my partner with how you take care of Martina, and thats the highest complete I could give anyone. Have lots of fun, we nasties will always be here wishing the best for you.

    (Ps, Martina have you tried Voltaren gel? It helps me with the pain more than tramadol because i can put it right on the angry joint, and sometimes helps me relocate things. Its prescription only in some countries but might be worth checking out)

    1 year ago
  84. CG

    I’m sad to say goodbye to Soozee and Leigh, but I’m really excited for your adventures in Japan and will still follow your journey!! That was a hard decision to make, as you said, and us Nasties are proud of you for making it! I don’t know if you guys have a faith, but I will be praying for you in this transition and for Martina’s pain as well.

    Wow, Japan. Gosh, I would love to hear about any extreme cultural differences from Korea and Canada of course. Also, the simple things like do washers work the same way there, what are the apartments like, how is transportation different, how do people deal with foreigners etc… I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!! Ah!! Here’s to a new year and a new country!!

    1 year ago
  85. This is the first time I ever felt compelled to actually sign up & leave a message..

    It was sometime around 2008 or so when I happened to discover you guys on the YouTube. I was looking for BIGBANG videos & I watched your “how to dance BIGBANG.” It was cool, you guys were teachers & living in a small place. I loved it. I learned so much about the Kpop world from you two. I felt like a proud parent watching your journey to success..as if I was right in on it from the beginning. I have since drifted from the Kpop world but continued to follow your updates on Twitter. When I read your announcement, it made me happy. 7 years later..it just feels right! Go live your life, makes some memories & be happy!! -love an ’83er mama & wife

    1 year ago
  86. Martina and Simon, EYK Crew, thank you for all of your joy, happiness, and all around awesomeness because you all got me through some dark dark times. I know you’re still going to make videos in Japan and everything, but Martina, with your EDS worsening, I would much rather have you enjoy your life beyond the camera before you (MIGHT, woman, MIGHT) end up in a wheelchair. My boyfriend Isaac and I saw you at the EYK Meet in NYC in August 2015 and it was one of the best venues that I’ve ever been to. Isaac​ even said that you are both so charismatic and eloquent!! Huge praise.

    Now that the egocentric portion of my sentiments has been depleted, you are the epitome of marriage goals, you are such wonderful grateful amazing people (what Oxford comma?) and you continually make and bless the world with happiness, kinda like Orange Caramel!! Enjoy your JISM adventures, I look forward to watching and listening to your food/travel/music (GACKT, s’il te plait!) forays!!

    Soozee and Leigh, I’ll always have the photo I snapped of both of you back at the NYC EYK tour. Epic photo. I love it. May you both have more incredibly amazing jobs in the future. Rose, I’m so glad that you healed from your accident. I wish I could have met you, too!! Regardless, to the rest of the EYK crew, may you find other people that are even at least 75% as great as Simon and Martina. To Simon and Martina, you are both stupendously titillating and (hold on, let me check thesaurus.com because I’m running out of adjectives) marvelously astounding!! You have blessed and graced us all with your ingenuity and love.

    Thank you, EYK and Crew. Well done. And gesundheit.

    1 year ago
    • Glad we got to meet in person in NYC. Thanks for coming out to see us! My mission will be to make an even MORE epic picture next time…

      1 year ago
  87. Oh wow! That’s such a big news! It’s sad that you are leaving Korea, but I’m also excited for you guys! New experiences! It will be so much fun for you! I’m so glad I was able to meet you at the cafe during the Halloween! Good luck and 화이팅!
    You’re Estonian friend :)

    1 year ago
  88. Hello Simon & Martina!
    I’m started watch your youtube channel a month ago when I watch Rachel & Jun vlog, so I’m new one. I want to share about my discover after reading book “The Hidden Therapies – What your doctor won’t tell you”, author: Jerzy Zięba. Many diseases are result from lack of vitamins and minerals which should be in the food you are eat, and many vegetables, fruit from big farm or even from small farmstead are don’t have enough of it. I will not write much because my English is too weak on such topics. In the book is a large number of medical source materials to read in English. One interesting thing about vitamin C is that can cure many of illness. If you want I can post a few source to read.
    God bless you all

    1 year ago
  89. I’m so sorry, Martina, that you’re not doing well ㅠㅠㅠㅠ.

    Your videos and blogs has shown me places and life about my homeland where I left long ago. While I will miss videos from Korea but I, as well as many Nasties, know of your dream of going to Japan. I’m definitely looking forward to your new lives and adventures from Japan!!

    힘내세요 <3 <3

    1 year ago
  90. Hey simon and martina :)
    Congratulations on the big decision! I hope that you guys have a lot of fun learning new things in Japan~
    I wanted to thank you guys for making amazing videos. I’ve been going through some rough times myself and your videos always helped me bounce back. I am glad to hear that you guys are making the decision to further your life goals and I wish you the best of luck and happiness.
    As a very shy and rarely commenting nasty, I support you guys!

    1 year ago
  91. Wow, getting kinda emotional here. I think it’s been about five years since I first discovered you guys. I was just starting to get into Korean culture and God knows what I was looking for, but I really liked what I found and became a subscriber instantly. Since then, you made me laugh tons and helped me get through tough times, made me look cool in front of my Korean friends and did many more superb things. It’s a little sad that you’re not gonna be in Korea anymore, but another amazing adventure is waiting! Can’t wait for your videos about daily life in Japan, about their food culture and, as a language-learning lover, Martina’s videos about Japanese! I hope everything goes to your heart’s content, thank you for all the good times!

    1 year ago
  92. Good luck!! Although I am going to miss videos about Korean live style and food, its an new episode of your life. And I also know that the Korean in you won´t disappear as I expect you to often compere Korean live style to Japanese. I look forward to learning more with you guys. My question is: Are you planning to stay in japan or move after a year or so like your original plan was? Will it depend on Martina´s condition in the future? I sincerely hope Martina gets better and for the Nasties to be around for a long time watching your humorous videos. Thank you for being awesome;)

    1 year ago
  93. I wouldn’t mind spending time in Taiwan either. Too many hard choices. Making the money to get there, or getting a good job in another country seems kind of difficult.

    1 year ago
  94. * I have some questions too *

    I haven’t watched you guys for long.
    But the thought of you guys moving to Japan makes me sad.
    All the people and friends you are leaving behind, things you may not get to do anymore too. It’s sad for me because besides [ ChoNunMiGukSaram ] you guys are the only high quality Youtubers that are expats in South Korea.
    (I want to move there eventually when I’m out of school, although I have ran into small bumps when learning Hangeul & Korean, and I am still debating some things also)

    I wish you guys luck though :u

    Questions:
    Do you guys know Japanese, or are you going to learn it?
    Currently (even though you don’t know how Martina’s condition will change) are you still planning on eventually going to another country as well?

    1 year ago
  95. One questtion will be settle in korea after the whole trip? Because korea has become ur new home and will this webpage still show about kpop artist?

    1 year ago
  96. I wish you 2 lots of fun and exciting new experience =) You’ll be fine in Japan :-) I’m hypermobile too so I really feel with you Martina. Right now my arms are killing me, even my fingers… maybe a time for a change for me too? Anyway, I’m looking forward your new videos!

    Marry Christmas!

    1 year ago
  97. The only thing I’m sad about is that I won’t be able to visit your shop :(

    1 year ago
  98. I’m sad to hear the reason you guise are leaving is due to Martina’s continuing illness, but I’m f**cking excited to hear you guise are moving to JAPAN. I can’t wait to see the new adventures you will have and I insist you visit Miyajima and see the “floating” torii gate! Bonus no hills!

    1 year ago
  99. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the wonderful videos you have posted during your time in Korea. I have followed you both since you began posting videos. Being from Windsor, it has been exciting to live vicariously through you both. My husband and I can only dream of living the life you have both led so far.
    You are both wonderful people. We look forward to seeing all of your new videos in Japan!

    1 year ago
  100. Martina, I admire you for staying strong and being cheerful and positive despite the chronic pain you are going through. On EYK videos, we always see your better side and there is no way to know that you’re in pain. This is definitely something I need to learn from you.

    One thing I can think of about healing the body, is to go on a raw food lifestyle. Myself, I have a hard time staying on it. But did I noticed positive changes, until I went back to a normal diet.

    Love you guise. :)

    1 year ago
  101. I’ve been a silent watcher for such a long time – I think from back in 2010 I started watching your kpop segments and WTF. Your videos have always made me happy even when everything else in my life seemed tough, and I’m very grateful for giving me this passion for South Korean culture. You’ve impacted me in more ways than I could have imagined – my sense of humor, my positivity, my world views – and I hope you guys have a fantastic time in Japan, inspiring me to love it as well. Simon and Martina, you guise are the best :)

    1 year ago
  102. So sorry to hear things haven’t gotten better with Martina’s condition, but I’m glad you guys are getting to go to Japan. It feels strange; I’ve been following you guys since 2012 and I feel like I’m going on a new adventure with you!

    1 year ago
  103. First of all I want to say I’m so sorry this is happening to you Martina you are a strong gal you will prevail! Also supet excited about you guys in Japan! I hope you all the best in the new chapter in your lives. I have been watching you guys from the very beginning! <3

    1 year ago
  104. I have been following you guys for about 3-4 years now and you have changed my life dramatically. One of the reasons why I admire you guys so much is your determination to follow your dreams no matter what is in your way, and I try my best to be like that too. I am sad to see you guys leave Korea, but am excited to follow your journey to Japan. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and I hope you Martina feel better soon. Your Nasties including me will always support you no matter where you guys go <3

    1 year ago
  105. So sad that I won’t be able to see much more of you guise showing us Korea and all things wonderful there, as I am sure there is much more you guise would still like to do. However I cannot wait to see what Japan has to offer you 2 and to see all the wonderful adventures ahead. I follow Sharla in Japan on youtube and love her videos, so I can only imagine how great your videos will be while you are there. Stay strong Martina, as well as you Simon. I hope all your dreams and goals will be accomplished the way you have thought of them to be. LOVES AND HUGS XOXO

    1 year ago
  106. where has the time gone?
    I first found you guys in 2010 I believe when you were still living in that itty bitty apartment and i was still an itty bitty 12 year old nerd. My only friend at the time called me and told me I had to go look up these eat your kimchi people because they did the funniest video on Lucifer by Shinee. You guys gave me so many laughs. I made friends because of you. I became a more confident person because of you. I spent many nights staying up till 3 in the morning with the friend that introduced me to you watching your videos over and over until our sides hurt. And I didn’t really realize how much you guys affected my life until you made this announcement. I’ve grown up with you guys and I am so happy for this new journey you’re setting out on. I wanted to take this moment to thank you for all of the kpop music mondays, the wonderful treasure finds, the TL;DR’s, and all of the laughs and memories. I hope there will be many more to come. :)

    1 year ago
  107. Amazing plan. Just do it! There is nothing to wait for.

    The world is full of people who had had plans and then there was not enough money or health or time or something like that. I will follow you, if you stay by eatyourkimchi! (I am afraid I would not remember any new one, and it works universally).

    1 year ago
  108. OH man.. I truly wish from the bottom of my heart I could do something to help you out, Martina. I have felt a sort of connection with the both of you for years. Kind of weird, but I’ve been watching your videos for I think… 4-5 years now? And when I started, I went back and watched all of the old ones, too.

    It pains me that you’re in pain. It makes my heart swell to bursting that Simon has been hitting the gym and getting all swole so he can be there for you. He’s truly a knight in shining armor. If anyone needs the basis for two characters in a love story, I feel they don’t need to look any further than the two of you.

    I’ve watched you guys through a breakup, schooling, job transitions, and moves. I’ve shown you to friends and my boyfriend. I talk about the stuff you do whenever it’s relevant to a conversation (I just bought some sweet potato bakeable kit-kats at my local Tokyo market!).

    Even though I’m sad and worried about you, I am very excited for the next chapter. Maybe watching Martina learn Japanese all the way will help me out, I used to be quite good, but have slacked off so much over the last few years..

    Truly, I wish you both the best best best. Good luck you guys. All the nasties are here, rooting for you both.

    1 year ago
  109. YAYYYYYY!!!! EATYOURSUSHI!!!!! I can’t wait to learn about japan. I have learned so much about Korean culture (see your teaching degree was useful), and I know your videos about Japan will be great as well. Actually I was sad that there aren’t allot videos about japan that are as good as your Korea videos ….and now there will be. ^.^ I’ve become addicted to your videos and with learning about Korea ….. If thats the case then I will probably end up becoming obsessed with japan as well. I am sorry for the pain that you deal with. I can’t begin to imagine what that must be like. Hopefully it doesn’t offend you when I say, I’m praying for you! I want to do whatever I can to support you even if it isn’t much. You are amazing.

    1 year ago
  110. I am so moved by your story and it literally made me cry to see that Martina is in so much pain, but keeps going on, it is so inspiring.
    I have been following you for years now and you are one of the nicest and most inspiring people out there, there where so many times you made me laugh, cry and get inspired i can not explain how you have changed some of my perceptions in life, this may sound a bit dramatic but you are really wonderfull people, i am sure you have changed the lives of many others besifes me.
    I am making it sound like the end but this is an amazing new chapter in your lives and I really hope from the bottom of my heart that your journey to japan and many new adventures there go without any troubles and with lots of joy,you really deserve the best

    1 year ago
  111. Best of luck to you guys! I truly hope Martina gets better.

    1 year ago
  112. Wow you guys, you actually made me tear up a bit. I’ve been following you since the beginning and I have become emotionally involved with you. I was moving to Taiwan when I discovered your videos and I started to like them because I could relate to you being new to a country and everything. Many years later I’m still here and still loving your content. I’m actually suffering from bad anxiety and I feel like you guys have helped me in a way. Whenever I’m at my lowest point and I think the world sucks, I think about Martina’s positivity and great energy and SImon’s kindness, and I know I can be strong.
    Martina I didn’t realize that your condition is getting this bad, I’m so sorry that you are suffering and I send you all my positive vibes. I hope Japan treats you well, especially with lots of Coco Curry (damn I miss you Coco Curry), and Sailor Moon.
    You two are awesome and I’m so happy that you are following your dreams.
    Love from France.

    1 year ago
  113. Ok…So this is weird, considering I don’t know you personally but I got actually a bit sad and emotional hearing you are leaving Korea. Even if I was already guessing you were gona do so based on your hints and earlier plans on seeing different countries and the fact that you visited several times in the last period.

    Howeverrrrr! It will be exciting to discover another amazing culture with your help.

    …so thank you for everything until now and looking forward to continuing this journey with you. (Uh, so cheesy)
    Also, is is great how you support each other and make your goals a reality! You guise rock!
    @_(^.^)_/

    1 year ago
  114. love the channel just subscribed and have been binge watching it at work for days. Can’t wait to see the new treasures in japan and some new WTF japan videos. Good luck and can’t wait to see what you guys do next. Fan for life no matter where you live!!

    1 year ago
  115. I am sad and happy all at the same time. It’s a confusing bunch of emotions and I don’t really know what to say. I want you both to have all the happiness you can have and you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    This was the first youtube channel I ever really loved and followed with a ton of enthusiasm. But I want you to know that it wasn’t because of Korea. It was because of the two of you (and Spudgy and Meemers too, of course). So, I don’t care what country you move to, as long as you want to invite us to follow you, I think we’ll still be right here. ^^ (gall, did that sound too sappy? It did, but I don’t know how to fix it.)

    I don’t know what else to say. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all the memories! Thank you to the EYK crew too! I love you guys, but will respect your wishes to be left alone!!!

    Good luck with your new move and may your days be filled with wonderful adventures~!

    1 year ago
  116. Simon and Martina, First off, Omedetou gozaimasu~ I am sure you will love Japan. I’ve been following you guys since 2010, but never been an official nasty due to my love of trolling and never commenting, hehe. I just wanted to say I’m excited about your move and to see what you guys discover in Japan. Over the years, I’ve admired your sense of humor, how you can make something fairly mundane into something hilarious! Also the way you two make people feel loved and included. EYK provides a safe community for “nasties” to feel loved and accepted. Thanks for extending love and friendship, especially to some people who you’ve never met, and may never meet. You guys handle hard situations with grace and love, which isn’t easy. Martina I’ll be praying for your health. I learned japanese when I was growing up, but have forgotten a lot and want to learn again. I’ll be following your language-learning journey! Hwaiting~Best of luck! ~staceylee

    1 year ago
  117. I’m so familiar with how bittersweet moving to a new place can be – best of luck to you Simon and Martina!!!

    May you have more good days than bad ones, and just keep living your lives to the fullest that you can! Can’t wait for your new videos!

    1 year ago
  118. OMG!
    I’m so excited for you guys xD my best wishes in this new chapter!
    I’ll keep following you! Because I think that now you will bring us great things from two worlds, Korea&Japan. Hope Matina gets better and impoves her quality of life with treatment. It’s amazing your support Simon. It makes me believe that love is always the answer <3
    Greeting from Lima :D

    1 year ago
  119. I hope you will have a wonderfull time! You two are really my role models and I wish you the best of all the things in the world! I also wish Rose, Leigh and Soozee the best of the world and will respect thier privacy (and support Rose!). And of course I will never stop following you guise <3 I hope Japan will give you all the things you hope for ^_^

    1 year ago
  120. Gosh what happened to ‘Discuss’! And the website…I haven’t been on the blog in a long while obviously (generally not into Kpop etc…as much now) but saw this update on Facebook and felt I needed to come root for you guys and your new adventure, it’s been a great pleasure watching your videos evolve, over the past 6 or so years from the simple how to survive in Korea, all the way to the famous/celebrity vloggers and business people you now are. Being out of the loop I hadn’t realised Martina’s condition had worsened so badly, seeing the video made me tear up, you guys so so fun, and life loving that it sucks that this has happened to you guys, but I think your attitude to life and your courage to up and move from a situation that is comfortable and safe to honour your dreams is an inspiration for us all. As someone else has said, your devotion to each other in the face of challenges is something most of us are super envious of as well. Hugs to both of you and thanks so much for the laughs. I look forward to Japanese laughs (love Japan, I spent my early childhood there).

    1 year ago
  121. I really want to study abroad in Japan so this will probably help a lot and I’m so excited y’all get to go and have more fantastic adventures just know I’ll still watch and laugh with you.
    Go Nasties!!!!

    1 year ago
  122. normally i don´t comment on your videos or posts, i´m more the quite user, but today i want to leave some words for you.
    I can understand Martinas situation a little, i´m also sick for almost my whole live, and i understand how that imapact your life and your decisions sometimes.
    I wish you guys all the best for your future, and all the new adventures which are on your way. And stay this lovely couple which so much love and support for each other.

    The way will be not easy, but we should try not to let our disease win and fall into depression. You can do it !! Go for your dreams and kick this disease in his A**

    Best wishes
    Jena

    1 year ago
  123. WOOT! I’ve been waiting for EatYourSushi for years! So excited and happy for you. Japan will be another amazing chapter for your family :) Martina, you’re a warrior goddess and no matter what you need to do for your health we will always support you. Simon, you are a valiant knight and everyone should know that the person supporting a person with health issues goes through an equal but separate struggle. My husband and I are in a similar situation as we really look up to you as role models. So whenever you need us to bounce it back your way, just reach out to all your Nasties

    1 year ago
  124. Hi Martina (and Simon)! I also have EDS, although I’m probably one of the mildest cases. I don’t know what the future brings and I’m still young, but I hope my body will hold on for a bit longer. EDS is a cruel and unfair illness and your body is sometimes completely failing you, but in a way, it makes you stronger. I don’t think I could have ever been this kind, understanding and being able to continue when everything was against me, if it wasn’t for what I’ve learned from my EDS. And I see this in you too. You are also strong, kind, brave and beautiful both on the inside and on the outside. You know pain and this gives you the ability to see pain in others and help them get through it. When I have my worst days and I only wish that the EDS would go away, and when I think “what did I do to deserve this?” I look around and see how many lives I’ve changed and I see all the wonderful things and people around me. I hope you can think this way too, because you need to know how much you have improved peoples’ lives, and somehow, that gives you a little something to hold onto when times are tough. I have a friend who’s had it tough, and all she ever spoke about for several years were you two and her eyes really shone. It was one of few times she was like that and I thank you for this. I love you and you are amazing, keep on fighting.

    1 year ago
  125. Hi Simon and Martina, I’ve been lurking for almost 4 years, but I just had to wish you good luck with your new adventure. I’ll confess that when you said that Martina is suffering more, I started crying. My heart really goes out to you and I know you will make the best of this situation. I’ve been married for 23 years and every marriage goes through times of crisis. We’ve experienced infertility (we now have a daughter), mental illness, job loss and more, but luckily, we love each other like you do and we’ve triumphed over every adversity. After 3+ years of watching you, it’s obvious you have what it takes to continuing succeeding and being happy. Good luck!! I look forward to your Japanese adventure.

    1 year ago
  126. Joy

    OMG what an amazing journey you guys are on. I love you guys and am sending all the hearts and best wishes your way. I have no doubt that you will have a great time no matter where you go and I look forward to all the wonderful things you will film in this next chapter of your life. Who knows, maybe I’ll bump into you when I go to Tokyo in May!

    Martina please please please take care of yourself and Simon, stay strong (metaphorically and literally). You guys are the best!

    1 year ago
  127. *squeak!*
    I am so sorry to hear that Martina’s condition has gotten worse, but I admire both of your outlooks on it. Rather than focusing on the negative, you are both being proactive and dealing with this in a positive manner. I knew there was a reason I have been following you both for the last 6 years (aside from all the food porn)!
    I will miss learning all about the Korean food and culture from you guys, but I look forward to all the Fap Faps and WTFs that you should have an abundance of in Japan. Fighting and best wishes!!!

    1 year ago
  128. I hope this means there will be more collabs with Japan vloggers (like Rachel & Jun, and Sharla in Japan) once you’re settled. :)

    1 year ago
  129. Awe! I totally understand the feeling Martina! I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and have had to get serious about my future and what that will mean – even when I really, really didn’t want to. Good for you two, for deciding to do everything you can now – you are an inspiration. Good luck in your new endeavor. Can’t wait to follow you two on your exciting new journey. heart emoticon

    1 year ago
  130. I’m sad to see this long chapter end and to hear how Martina is feeling as of late, but am excited for you guys and can’t wait to see your new adventures! Good luck with the moving and be safe! :)

    Emilie

    1 year ago
  131. AJK

    I started following your blog after you appeared on Running Man. Can’t believe it’s been 5 yrs!

    I wish you all the best with your new adventure and can’t wait for you to showcase the great Japanese culture à la The Stawkis.

    Martina, I’m inspired by the fact that you don’t let your limitations get in the way of your dreams. I hope one day they will find a cure or who knows … miracles do happen! Simon, thumbs up for being a great husband. Love you two!

    1 year ago
  132. I’m sad to hear about you guys leaving Korea (as I was really learning a lot from you) but I’m hoping that for the Korean fans there will be others who will still give us a glimpse into the culture!

    As for Japan–WHOO! That’s where I lived for three years after college, so I’m super-excited for you!

    I would say that “eatyournatto” would be a little more in-line with “eatyourkimchi” simply because kimchi and natto are both considered “healthy foods to eat with rice” and are both stupidly pungent!

    As for places to hit, I know so many fabulous places in Tokyo you’ll HAVE to check out! The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the news was “Oh my GOSH Martina you’ll have to check out Milky Way Cafe in Ikebukuro!” Trust me!

    1 year ago
  133. Awww.. so this was so touching it made me tear up! Wishing you the best on your next adventure Martina and Simon! You two are amazing and have a sense of humor like no one else and will always make us laugh no matter where you go!
    Cheers~!
    Happy adventuring,
    Esther <3

    1 year ago
  134. Alright, time for some mushy-feels things. I’ve been watching you guys for a few years now and have loved seeing this channel change and develop overtime. Watching your videos has been a weekly joy for me and I still will play through your WANKS and FAPFAPS playlists when I’m blue or need something happy on in the background while studying. While getting the chance to hear your thoughts on the wonderful and challenging aspects of Korean culture has be fantastic, getting to know the two of you through your videos and blog posts has been the most meaningful part of this one-sided, 4 year relationship, haha. Seeing how much you guys love each other – from little things like calling each other Ducky to being incredibly supportive of each other in the face of more daunting issues – has been so, so wonderful. It’s super sappy to say, but seeing you guys has inspired me to be more understanding and loving in my own relationships, and, as someone who struggles with their own mental and physical health, seeing both of you remain so positive and continue to pursue your dreams is incredibly motivating. On the days where I’m struggling to get out of bed or in pain, watching your videos is such a light, and, while the literal location may change, the things I love about your videos won’t. Sure, I’ll miss seeing Korea and Korean culture in your videos, but I’m so excited to witness this next part of your journey and that you want to share this next chapter with your EYK viewers. :)

    1 year ago
  135. Hi you two.

    Just wanted to say, I am so proud of both of you, and the strength you’ve expressed on your videos and your blog posts, and maybe more strength that we have never seen when the cameras are off.

    With change brings both happiness and sadness. Inevitable pain with the happy. The decision to live your lives to the fullest is the bravest thing you could do. You are both kick ass and have brought so much joy to your viewers. For me, even though I’ve never met you, I feel a strong bond with your progress throughout the years. This is an incredible and wonderful change, with built in pain that comes with growth and wisdom.

    I really look forward to your new adventure, and all of your experiences you will conquer and destroy with your fiery persistence and wholehearted drive.

    What ever you guys decide to do, what ever you decide to change, I back you guys up. You have my support. I feel like I’ve been changed for the better (insert Wicked the musical song) because of you both, and you’ve helped me through my darkest times, and allowed me to expand my eyes to the world that is South Korea – and I thank both of you so much for that.

    NOW – I look forward to you living and experiencing the country of my people!!!! The excitement and positive possibilities of new things to come for you both overwhelms me!!! I hope you get to go to Kiso Valley, and experience old old old school Japan.I hope you get to experience everything that is Japanese.

    Showering oodles of love, rainbows and kittens your way from Portland, OREGON.

    <3 <3 <3

    1 year ago
  136. I have a lot of feels right now but one of them is happiness for both of yinz. To be so strong together is really a very touching thing. I will still support and watch with whatever adventures you may have. I like being along for the ride of your lives. Also hello kitty wheelchair would be sweeeet you could bedazzle the hubcaps. Get a tiny license plate with your name on it <3

    1 year ago
  137. Thank you for all the fun and information you have given us. I am expecting lots more in the future. And since I live in Tokyo, Japan, I will welcome you to Tokyo!!!

    1 year ago
  138. Hello Simon and Martina, i’ve been watching your channels for some time now and i really love your stuff. i like a lot of your tl;drs and music mondays. I loved the one about 90’s kid, and sailor moon–the list goes on. I’m excited about your moving to japan, it’ll be such an adventure. i registered so i can wish you luck and tell you that you are my adventure heroes. you’re such an inspiration on how life should be lived. ja, matta ne.

    1 year ago
  139. Hey Simon and martina! I have been a fan since the beginning (trying not sound like a hipster). I Support you guys all the way! go make your dreams come true! I’m happy for you guys! looking forward to your awesome, funny and informative videos! I will always be a fan no matter what! Nasty fo life!

    1 year ago
  140. I called it!
    My wife and I met you guys at the Atlanta EYK tour. We had a great time and even then you hinted at moving to Japan. We just came back from visiting some friends in Osaka and Okayama in October ourselves. On the way back to the US we took a 36 Hr layover in Korea so we could go to the cafe. You’re right, the Oreo milkshake was great! We tried to answer your video question, but it was a fail. Hahaha. We followed your videos on how to get there and navigate the subway and everything went well. Thank you so much.

    Wish you guys the best in Japan. We plan on going back as well so I look forward to your new videos on places to eat!

    Side note – Is breakfast in Korea not a thing? We walked around for half an hour at 9am trying to find something to eat..

    1 year ago
  141. In France we have this super corny song that goes:
    ‘Like the Magis (?) in Gallilea Followed the evening star
    I’ll follow you I’ll go wherever you go Like a shadow until destination’
    So yeah that pretty much sums up my thoughts ;)

    My health condition is nowhere near as bad as Martina’s, but I’m suffering from chronic pain as well so I can relate to the frustration of not being able to do anything for days in a row because of that (I’ve been known to walk in circles in my 20 square meter flat during nerve pain crisis because I couldn’t stand to do anything else). So thanks for the courage you gave me (your video about chronic pain helped me realise a lot of things and things started getting better from there) and fighting!

    I wish you guys and all the rest of the EYK crew the best for your lives to come and I’m looking forward to your new adventures! All the more since Japan is on my bucket list of places to live in one day :)

    1 year ago
  142. You are both such a huge inspiration to me. I’m not sad that this chapter of your life is closing, because (1) you absolutely deserve to Follow Your Dreams ™ and to explore all that the world has to offer you, and because (2) if any of us fans miss the Korea days, there are literally seven years of video to look back on. :) I am so grateful that you’re choosing to continue sharing your life with us. I’m poor and also a huge baby who’s never been on an airplane, so for now your videos are one of the chief ways that I explore the world from the safety of my computer. I’m so excited for this new chapter in your lives and I can’t wait to see all your new adventures!

    1 year ago
  143. Wow, I became emotional reading the post and watching the video.

    I have been watching you guys for a couple of years now. I love your channel because I want to hear about Korea from a fellow Canadian perspective. I have learned so much and I really appreciate how you foster the love of Korean music and culture.

    I am looking forward to your Japanese adventures! It must be a very hard decision for you to make. I had no idea Martina’s condition had worsened, so I am very happy for you both that you are moving on to something new and exciting. I also appreciate your great attitude about moving to a new place and learning the customs, even though it’s scary.

    Congratulations, all the best to you, and I will stay tuned! Take care of yourselves xo

    1 year ago
  144. Good for you guise! New journey ahead of you! I haven’t start my journey yet but yeah! Every nasties here got your back. Dream big and aim that dream. Can’t wait to see you New journey and experience over youtube again. Good luck guise!

    1 year ago
  145. Dear Simon & Martina,

    I’ve been following you since my university days(5-ish yrs ago?)..probably some time after I discovered K-pop in the form of the too-cool-for-school BIGBANG and 2NE1. Back then K-pop (anything other than BB and 2NE1 I mean) was a bizarre concept to me, like why are there people who likes the cutesy sounding SNSD? K-pop Music Mondays (which were posted on Tuesdays) were something I look forward to because it was fun to see K-pop through an ‘outsider’s’ perspective via you guise, making light of the English lyrics, the music video or even the concept of the band because they were outlandish to someone who just got to know the culture. But as time goes by, I got to know more K-pop acts and got into the entire culture altogether..Strange? Nahh that’s just Korean kind of normal.

    Thanks for introducing Korea and the popular culture from an ‘outsider’s’ perspective guise. It’s been fun growing and learning together with you in this chapter. I’ll miss it so much.

    I hope to be able to see more stuff from your perspective in the future. But Japan, man I love that place. You are just going to make me jealous. Scratch that. I already am green with envy. Have fun and stay safe!

    To the Eatyourkimchi Crew especially SoooooooZeeeeee and Leigh, all the best!

    1 year ago
  146. Wow… you have my respect for going throuh with this decision, because decisions like these aren’t small, they’re kind of major.

    But to be honest, I will miss your Korean adventures. I found you guys through Kpop and my interest in Korean culture. I am going to miss all of that(though, I suspect you will go back a lot). I still wish you the best in Japan and thank you for helping to bring Korea into our worlds.

    I am still wondering if anyone could advice me on any other good Korean related videos, with English? I am an adopted Korean and was so happy to use this channel as my gateway to modern Korea. Trust me, Korea changes rapidly, and for most of my childhood books was my only way of knowing anything. But, when I returned to Korea in 2005 I noticed how quickly those books had to be outdated. As an adult I don’t have that much time to research new things about Korea every day, so this channel helped a lot. I will still follow EYK, but I need more Korea in my life. It’s the root to my exstance, literally.

    1 year ago
  147. Hey Simon and Martina (or whoever is reading this),
    I’ve been a part of the eyk community for a long time (or at least watched your videos since I think the costco one) :D
    I have also been struggling with cancer ever since two years ago, and although I got treatment for it, everyday was the same. I’d just be in pain all day and no medicine could help me. I say this because ever since you guys talked about Martina’s condition it made me feel a little better, knowing that someone was going through the same as me, even if it was in a different way.
    Hey Martina :) This is a bit personal for me to talk about this so openly in a forum, but I really really hope you read this! I have gotten over my pain! Most of it is gone for good!! And my cancer has recessed (is that even a term?? i just meant like it has gone away for the most part) But this was not because of the doctors. I heard from my friend about something called Family Constellations, it’s like therapy and it basically helps you get your illnesses and such under control by revising what happened to your ancestors and working on that. It sounds like a big pile of BS at first, I thought the same but I tried it for around 9 months… And it really worked for me… I’m not trying to sell you anything, Martina, I just hope that you live without pain and that your illness doesn’t get worse… And I truly believe it might help you too! Please look it up and give it a try. It’s tough to go through (emotionally) but I know you have the support of your whole family. Again it’s Family Constellations. And it helped me, I’m sure it won’t make your illness any worse, if anything it will get better!!

    Lots of Love and I hope you have a fantastic life and lots of adventures to share with us in Japan!!! :D
    EYK fan

    1 year ago
  148. I really admire the both of you for your honesty and bravery. I moved to Korea in 2011 and watched nearly every video you had made at that point in preparation for my arrival (in, like, 3 days). Your videos helped me so much, and they continued to help me in many ways during my time here. I have enjoyed watching EYK grow over the years and am happy for your success. After more than four years, my time in Korea is also coming to an end in February. Meeting you guys has always been on my Korean bucket list so that I could thank you for all of the help, comfort and laughter you have brought me over the years. This message will have to suffice. May we all find adventure and good fortune in our new chapters.

    1 year ago
  149. How brave you are Martina! I was just really too sad and sorry about your illness. Seeing you and Simon trying to be so positive to this matter, however, now i am also happy for your new start. We all support you guys whatever you do and wherever you go! p.s. Korea will miss you two a lot. Means you need to have a small farewell party with your crazy fans! ♥

    1 year ago
  150. I have been a Nasty even since the near beginning and seeing that you guys are moving to a new land to conquer, I am a bit sad but happy for you guys! I remember the good old days and you guys gave me joy so go adventuring to your heart’s content. I will continue to support you guys~ I am slightly sad because I was unable to go to S.Korea the past years and have always wanted to visit the studio or stand outside and take a picture. But now my dream has been broken, shattered into pieces but! If you guys eventually have another EYK studio in Japan I shall go! (Hopefully). Martina, I am proud for our cupcake warrior to be fighting so strong and go eat all the cupcakes and candy you want when you go to Japan. (And Cococurry of course).

    1 year ago
  151. I’ve watched and loved you guys for years but never comment – I’m a huge lurker (posting this with a throwaway account because people know my name). Felt as though I should voice my support for you both.

    It terrifies me as my girlfriend has an untreatable neurological condition that will only get worse with time, and the future scares me. I’m not well traveled, I have a minimum wage job so I can’t rescue her from her own job so she can rest. Watching the two of you inspires me greatly and I have a lot of empathy with Simon – there’s nothing worse than feeling unable to help the one you love.

    I’m really rooting for you guys, do it for people like me who can’t get unstuck from the grind.

    Best wishes to you both, I can’t wait to see your next big adventure!

    1 year ago
  152. I am so excited for you both! I would love to travel to Japan one day and I am sure I will learn a lot more from your future videos in Japan. Thank you guys for all the videos I watched all these years I’ve been a nasty! I look forward to even more videos in the future and I hope you’ll be happy and confused in Japan, hahah. Love you both!

    1 year ago
  153. Wait- New apartment tour! Hell yes, I love these!
    I was gonna talk about the ‘big shock’ and whatever, but no one cares, so- good luck with moving!

    1 year ago
  154. If you guys will be living in Tokyo then if you go to Shinokubo(Tokyo’s Korea town) there’s a few pretty decent Korean grocery stores around there that will have all your basic korean cooking needs! :) I live in Kyoto now, but when I lived in Tokyo My Korean friend and I always went to this store called Kankoku Hiroba (韓国広場)
    for our korean food staples :D
    https://goo.gl/maps/EUdASx67voJ2  
    and We’d always go here for Yangnyeom chicken :)
    http://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13117700/ 

    There’s also a decent jajang myun place near the grocery store too.
    A lot of the places on the main street are just OK but it’s still an interesting place I think :)
    It would be fun to see a video of you guys who’ve actually lived in Korea exploring/experiencing it :D

    1 year ago
  155. Hey Guys
    First of all, I wish you all the best.Secondly, Martina, I know your problem very well… My joints also dislocate all the time and I know your pain and the despair that comes with it sometimes. I am so stunned by how you manage everything and when I see your strength, it makes me feel stronger aswell. Just a short tip, I don’t know if you have checked it already: in my case not only the connective tissue but also the bone structure in some joints is abnormal, which makes it easier for joints to dislocate. My two last knee surgeries fixed that problem (reshaping of the trochlea) and I got great results with it. All the best and thank you very much.

    1 year ago
  156. I started watching your videos since I started getting into Kpop and Korean culture and it was one of the best channels that was both informative and incredibly hilarious about Korea and it’s culture. I’m sad to hear one of the reasons why you finally decided to go to Japan (FIGHTING!!!), but I’m happy beacause now you’ll be able to do all the things you’ve done in Korea in Japan! Which for a japanology student is great, seeing some of my favourite Youtubers rant on about what they find fascinating about the country I find fascinating. Good luck to Rose in the entertainment industry, and SooZee and Leigh in their new jobs! Good luck to you guys and smooth “sailing” to Japan!

    1 year ago
  157. funny thing is I’ve started from Japan (ages ago, I was 10ish and found out that there is sth called anime, now I’m in my late 30s) ;) then slightly shifted to Korea and found you guise the (it was over 6 years ago) so looks like we are going back to roots ;) kind of :D
    I’ve seen this coming (not saying that I’m not in shock though), you’ve told us before about your dreams and lately sth just wasn’t right, now I know what.
    What saddens me is Martina’s condition. I know about EDS, but I’ve never thought that it leads to wheelchair. like WHAT?! this is this serious?! It’s not only the pain or some mobility disadvantages, but also HUGE disadvantages!! I’m so sorry and I’m sorry for all these stupid stupid fandom youngsters who are “brave” enough to write hateful comments but not brave enough to face the truth, that they are little narrow minded people.
    Simon take care of Martina like you used to. You are (both) the best of people. Have fun :)
    THANK YOU :*

    1 year ago
  158. Congratulations on this new chapter in your lives! I know from watching your videos for the past 5 years you have been wanting to do this move for a while. I wish all the best to Soo Zee, Leigh, Rose and the rest of the EYK crew as they find new work and adventures. I am looking forward to seeing your adventures in Japan and following along with the Japanese learning. Simon and Martina, I hope you guys have more good days than bad and that you can find more helpful assistance in Japan than in Korea.

    1 year ago
  159. First things first: man I wish I was half as brave as you guys are. I can’t imagine leaving my comfort zone that drastically, like, at all. But as you said, you have to go have your next adventure while you still can. (Or was that Up?) Anyways, I’m sure your Japanese videos will be just as entertaining and interesting.

    1 year ago
  160. Hey Simon and Martina! I have been watching your videos for 5 years almost 6 and I have to say that you guys are amazing. I really don’t talk much, I am a silent watcher, but I wanted to tell you of my support. I kinda had this feeling like something like this was going to come about for awhile now. I could just tell from your videos. I really hope for the best, and I really look forward to seeing your new adventure. It is sad to see the eat your kimchi studio go but it will be good to see some fresh to stuff. Martina, I really hope you feel better. This is coming from someone who knows absolutely nothing about the pain you deal with, but I cry just from seeing the pain on your guys faces as you talk about it. I really do hope you find some relief. You guys feel so much like family to me, and I look forward to the future!

    1 year ago
  161. Kim

    I’m very sorry to hear that Martina’s health is getting worse and I really hope you will find a treatment that works for you soon!

    At the same time I’m really happy for you guys that you made this big decision and that you now get to experience many new adventures in Japan.
    4-5 years ago I first started watching Eat Your Kimchi and I’m really thankful for all the great content that you guys have produced so far and will continue to create. I’m even more thankful because you guys inspired me. The thought of becoming a teacher abroad had never crossed my mind before I started watching EYK. Now I’m living my dream here in Yokohama as an Art teacher after two great years in Malaysia. I’m really excited that you guys get to go on this new adventure and I’m sure you will have a wonderful time here. Looking forward to all the new videos!

    1 year ago
  162. Don’t worry, we still nasty

    1 year ago
  163. MLE

    Hey! I’m so happy and excited for you guys about this decision. It was clear how hard it was for you guys and I couldn’t help but feel a bit of that frustration and sadness about what’s happening in terms of Martina’s condition. That being said, I’ve followed you since I was in high school, and I’m actually teaching English in Japan right now in a prefecture that’s only a few hour away from Tokyo.

    I’ve wanted to visit Korea, and I still plan to, but honestly speaking it was you guys and the possibility of meeting you that was really pushing me to go. I was always a bit disappointed about not being able to make all of your cool events. I don’t know if this is weird but if you guys ever need any help with anything please reach out! I’d love to help out with anything that would make this transition easier. Although you do already know Rachel and Jun :P

    *~~ Follow your dreaaaams ~~*

    1 year ago
  164. This may be my first comment since I started watching you in 2010…*feels bit like a stalker*

    I started watching your videos while I was an exchange student in Japan and continued to watch them years later! While I worked in Japan from 2012 until autumn 2015, I visited Seoul twice and visited your cafe once. Your videos acted as a guide for me (along with my Korean friends from Japan), and whenever I was feeling down, you always cheered me up. Thank you so much for letting us watch your adventures! I’m sure that you’ll feel a sense of inspiration living in a new place and will gain even more motivation and a new insight on life (amongst other things). Tokyo should have a few English speaking doctors that can offer Martina the support she needs. I would even recommend Yokohama if you can’t find a doctor you like in Tokyo. Please shop around! Even as someone who has a decent grasp on the language, I found myself having trouble at the doctors from time to time – not necessarily to a language barrier – more to do with socio-cultural differences.

    Anyway! Wishing you all the best <3

    1 year ago
  165. Wow. I completely understand where you’re coming from and am definitely excited for you and looking forward to seeing where this takes you!

    But I would be lying if I said this doesn’t make my heart hurt just a little. You guys have been such a big part of my journey into Korean *everything* and that it’s all over… Is well… A wee bit hard. As I’ve been planning to head to Korea for the first time in the summer I’ve had this silly dream that I’d run into you on the street, and tell you how thankful I am and how awesome you are. That’s foolish, I know, but it was a nice dream.

    Good luck on this glorious new adventure, keep being your amazing selves and keep renewing the faith in love for sarcastic cynics like me.

    1 year ago
  166. Hey, guise!
    This is Kevin, who you met briefly back in NYC during your tour this past August. I’m one of your older Nasties (52) and first became aware of Korean culture through the incredible ladies from that country who play on the LPGA Tour, many of whom I’ve chatted with. The two in particular who I saw when I attended my very first tournament way back in 2002 are each memorable in their own way. One of course is the woman who started the Hallyu wave in women’s golf with her incredible rookie season in 1998, Pak Se Ri, who has become and still remains the most successful Korean player in professional golf, male or female, and is an inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The other is a contemporary of hers who had a few wins on Tour herself before she retired a few years ago to start a family but just as importantly I consider one of my dear friends, Park Jie Eun, or Grace Park as she was known in her playing days. From watching the dedication they and the “hoobaes” who have followed in their footsteps have in the sport, I learned first hand about the Korean work ethic and also the devotion they have to their families and their elders. Many of the young stars on Tour today, including the Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko who currently sits atop the world rankings, look up to their “unnies” and credit them and the generation of players who immediately followed in their spike marks with motivating them.

    At my age I’ve learned that the one constant in life is change. Just as professional athletes eventually move on as they grow older to follow other pursuits – my friend Grace has already retired from competitive golf and it is likely that Se Ri will do so at the end of 2016 – it is also true of others as well. As much as you have hinted that your initial goal back in the day was to move around from place to place and document your experiences for the wider world to enjoy everyone got used to you guise in Korea so this news did initially jolt me. Now that I’ve had a chance to think about it I realize that you too have realized that the one constant in life is change. It sucks that Martina’s quality of life issues are partly responsible, and I wouldn’t of course know whether the doctors in Japan will be any different than the ones in Korea but here’s hoping that she gets better support for her EDS.

    I won’t go into detail what I’ve been experiencing lately, but one of my sisters passed away recently and my father, who I still live with, has been in frail health and when the day comes that he departs from among us I’ll have to move. Maybe that would be the kick in the rear I need to find some meaning in my life. Rather than burden you with my issues here’s hoping that your journey continues to be meaningful.

    Two things you didn’t mention although I can guess at one of them: you will probably return the EYK Mobile to Kia if you haven’t done so already. The other would concern your weekly show on SBS PopAsia radio. The holiday hiatus you normally take with the show is coincident with this announcement but I’m wondering if you’ll still be doing the show going forward. Not that you’ll be lacking for things to talk about, I’m sure, but much of the show had been on the Korean entertainment scene which you’ll no longer have first hand experience with. Have you had discussions with SBS Australia regarding the future of the show?

    I still look forward to seeing what experiences you have to share with us in the future. Fighting!

    Yours,

    Kevin Leonard
    Northborough, MA

    1 year ago
  167. So now I cry :'(
    I have to thank you Simon and Martina… because of your videos and you honest storys I made the decision to make my dream come true and move someday to Korea. You guys helped me a lot.. really a lot with my concerns and fears.
    I will thank you for everything you have done for my without even knowing :)
    I hope Martina will be better again :)
    I hope you can make your dreams come true you deserve it!!
    I hope I hear from you and your life in Japan alsoo!!
    And as a big Nasty i need to say I am thankful for everything you two have done in the last years, I am thankfull that you two shared your life with us. And I am thankful that you helped and help everybody who struggles with moving to another country to make his dreams come true!!
    YOU changed MY World!!!!!
    I hope you doing well and hope you will rest a bit or make a break :)
    I love you and wish you good luck and just the best for your future!! :)

    Much love from Marion, Austria,16, Naaaasty :)

    1 year ago
  168. I never thought I would be this emotionally invested in this channel .. your strength and positivity inspires me.

    1 year ago
  169. You know, Simon and Martina, when I found out about this I went through a wide range of emotions.

    First I was nervous, then anxious, then wary, then apprehensive, then kinda sleepy, then worried, and then concerned.

    But now I realise being a spaceman is something you have to do.

    1 year ago
  170. Hey I saw your latest video and had to come sign up and post here.

    First – I’m very sorry to hear about this condition Martina has to deal with. I was totally unaware, as I haven’t been following the channel as much as I used to.

    Second – I just want to thank you for the great information on Korea. I first discovered you guys around 2 1/2 years ago, while researching for my family’s trip to Seoul. Your channel was exactly what I needed as far as where to go, what to eat, how to get around, culture, etc. And we based a lot of our time there on your guidance.

    Third – This may sound weird..but if she hasn’t already, maybe Martina would consider marijuana to treat her pain. I’m not looking for a discussion or answer – I’m just throwing that out there. And no, I am not just some “pothead” who thinks weed is the answer. I don’t even smoke weed, nor do I drink. I’ve just read that for some people it works well.

    Other than that – keep on keeping on, and enjoy Japan…although I must admit that I will always and forever associate you will Seoul.

    1 year ago
    • Marijuana is good for pain management, but it’s also super crazy illegal in Japan and Korea. As in instant deportation/banned for life from that country illegal if you’re not a citizen. :/

      1 year ago
  171. Wow! Just started watching eyk about less than 2 months now…still watching videos (there are a lot!) but really funny and educational! Stay positive guys looking forward to more redicilous adventures!

    1 year ago
  172. This is like a Christmas present for me, thank you! I moved to Japan 2 months ago and now EYK is coming too? I’m so lucky :) It looks like we’ll be exploring Japan at the same time!!!

    1 year ago
  173. I don’t think it really matters to your nasties, or maybe just me, where you live. We like, follow, and love you for your personalities. I was never into the whole Kpop and Korean culture thing till after I started watching you guys, I was originally only interested in Japan (anime, music, etc). I love you so much, whenever I’m sick or upset or just in a bad mood I binge on y’alls videos, they really help cheer me up. Wherever you end up I will always be a loyal nasty cheering you on and loving you all the way. ❤️❤️❤️

    1 year ago
  174. I’m in Japan working as an ALT! Exciting!!!! Love you guys and hope everything is going to work out for the eyk family.

    Welcome my pretties and you’d little dog and cat too! Whahaha!!!

    1 year ago
  175. Have you ever thought about what this is going to do to ME!? I kid. I wish you guys luck, and I’m glad you’re documenting your experience in moving to Japan as well. I don’t know what I’d do at 3:30am without you guys. You make me want to travel and be a part of cultures that are not my own, and as a result, I look at the world in a very different way. Thanks for rocking my boat, and I look forward to you guys continuing to rock it in Japan.

    1 year ago
  176. At first I thought this video would be a prank or something, ’cause I thought there’s no way you two would leave SK. But I totally understand it now. I’m a little sad because I feel like it’s the end of an era, but I’m also super inspired by your positivity and motivation to keep going after your dreams despite a difficult situation. You and your videos have been a source of positive energy for me (so A BIG THANK YOU for that!) and I can’t see why that would be any different just because you are living and filming in another country.

    I’m sorry to hear your condition has gotten so much worse Martina. I wish nothing but the best for the both of you, and I can’t wait to see your future videos in Japan.

    xo

    1 year ago
  177. I said it on the video over at youtube, but I’d like to tell you both here as well. I have been watching for about four years now and have loved everything you’ve done. I had watched a couple videos before with my baby sister, because she wanted to show me a music monday, or a WTF. But there came a night were I just sat and watched every video from the very beginning. From then on I was an instant fan. One thing I would like to say is that, even though you’re older than me, you both have been big inspirations for me; it’s been magical watching you two grow into amazballs adults, you’ve both grown up a lot since the beginning of EatyourKimchi.

    I hope you guys have big exciting adventures, and I wish tons of good health for you in the future, filled with more good days than bad days. It’d be cool to see if there are cat cafes in Japan that the Meemeers can visit =) Keep your spirits up, and focus on your health and happiness<3 I hope I can be a cool adult when I'm all grown, too!

    1 year ago
  178. OMG yay you’re finally moving to Japan! I’m so excited for you two! (erm, I mean four sorry Spudgy and Meemers)

    It does make me sad that your condition is still a big issue, Martina, I really hope that Japan has some super awesome sci-fi robo doctor from the future who can cure you (or at least lessen the pains).

    And since I am more likely to visit Japan on holiday I really hope I can run into you two there. (which probably isn’t likely with the bazillions of people living there, especially in the big city)

    I am looking forward to all your new videos, I think your move will be a great new adventure to us all. :)

    1 year ago
  179. All I can say is: Japan is AWESOME. You probably got some help already, but if you need help from a Japanese speaker, let me know. Maybe I’ll catch you on the street sometime!

    1 year ago
  180. Hello guys, this is the first time i ever comment even though i have followed you for 5 years. I feel sad and happy to hear your news, is always nostalgic to finish a phase but exciting to start a new one. Personally, i was missing the old eatyourkimchi just simon and martina guffing around in your flat and i have the feeling it will be like that again. I wish you the best and i will keep following you to japan.

    1 year ago
  181. So you’re telling me you sold the studio that fans gave you money for (stupidly, might I add), and only thought to tell us all about this now? You guys have always been trash, and will never stop being trash, it seems. I’m glad you’re leaving Korea, but I feel sorry for all the new people you’ll meet that will have to deal with the amount of insufferable annoyance you cause.

    1 year ago
    • my negativity is needed when the people who are slut shamers, homophobes, racists and just downright trash still have people being their fans. I would have still found an issue with it because they actually crowdfunded a studio they didn’t even need, and clearly don’t need anymore. I find it kind of disgusting that they used peoples money like that, and then took so long to announce it. I say good luck to them, but if they continue like they’ve been in the past, they’ll drop to no fans. It’s a shame people like you still follow them, and I’m surprised you can’t see how disgusting they are. As for the ‘please leave’, freedom of speech pal. I’ll write my comments wherever I please.

      1 year ago
    • I’m sure if they had told their viewers in the summer (when they told the EYK crew prior to the tour so they could prepare) you would still find something to complain about. You’re the person who’s being ‘trash’ for being the one negative comment out of nearly 300 on a post that was obviously very hard for S&M to make. So…congrats, I guess. *hands you a tarnished, lumpy star*

      Just wondering, but if a musician or artist created something you disliked (after supporting them financially by buying their work previously), would you demand for them to only create things YOU like and YOU approve of, because you graced them with money in the past? People change, as does their creative output.

      1 year ago
      • And to answer your example, that’s a completely different thing. By moving to Japan they aren’t giving their fans anything. Their creative output hasn’t changed, they’ve just decided to move to fulfil a dream, which is fair enough. What’s not fair enough is the fact that they asked for money, from what I’ll assume is young people mostly, to fund an unnecessary studio, and are now just upping out of there without so much as a second thought to how their fans might react. Because after all, the reason they currently have money to live off, is their fans. The reason they got the studio, is the fans. The reason they currently have the money to just up and move to Japan within the space of a couple months, is because of their fans. And yet they consistently seem to show no respect towards them.

        You’re free to support who you like, but if you can’t see how much they take you for granted then… well, I’d be worried. But each to their own I guess.

        1 year ago
    • Your negativity is not wanted nor is it needed, please leave.

      1 year ago
  182. “Fly and be free while you still have wings” – the human says this all the time. And while I often think about delicious moths when she says this (which *ahem* aren’t often that free around me when I get my super-user-ninja-moth-attack-mode on), I think I know now what she means.

    I moved once. I had lots of brothers who were just like me and I also had a fluffy Mummy with fur. And then gradually my brothers went to different places and it was just me. And then the human came to see me and said I was going to be moving and starting a new life in a different place. So I went on a big car trip (cars are still not my thing even to this day) and then when I arrived in my new home I hid behind the refrigerator for 6 hours – it was so big and new and different and it was a big jump for me. And I can jump really high despite my little British Shorthair legs.

    But guess what? Today I don’t even fit behind the refrigerator. I’m all big and strong and you should see me strut my stuff – it looks like I have really found the place I was meant to be. So while I eat things with wings (sorry, it’s nature!) I get why they need to be spread.

    And my Meemers Oppa, no matter where you are, rest assured my heart knows no bounds. And until the time when I get my kitty passport I will simply say itsumo omotteimasu. Rest assured while we may be separated by time, distance and animal quarantine laws, my love will still go on.

    1 year ago
  183. I’ve been following you guys since my stay in Korea in 2011, and you kinda helped me through the weirdness of being at the opposite side of the world!
    I followed you from afar since then, but I decided to create an account to somehow return what you gave to me: best of luck to you guys, Japan is going to be terrific, and so is going to be everywhere you’ll go! Turning points are always hard, but the happiness of discoveries is just ahead.
    All my love to you <3

    1 year ago
  184. Awesome! We started watching your videos because we were going to move to Korea for a bit, but that planned changed to Japan. We kept watching your videos anyway because they’re great. We move to Japan in July so before then we should be able to learn from a few things you guise get right and wrong :)

    1 year ago
  185. I’m sorry that this move was prompted by ill health. I also have a chronic condition and live with a daily amount of pain and discomfort. I started watching your videos back in 2012. Before I got hooked I kept ignoring them, because Martina’s smile was incredibly similar to my sister’s who had recently passed. I was slogging through college and dreaming of the day when I could move to Japan to start my future. Your videos won me over and kept me sane through the long years of mundane college life.

    It had been a dream that I would be able to meet you two, and even perhaps have my dog meet Spudgy…

    Now I am freaking out that this might actually happen one day… actually bouncing off the walls is more like it. I’m in the process of bringing my pets to Japan too, so if you need any help please let me know! I look forward to Simon finally eating too much ramen…it that is possible.

    1 year ago
  186. Guys, I really loved all your experience in Korea, since I was watching your youtube channel since probably 2009-2010. And I am so excited for your new incredible chapter in Japan! It’s going to be amazing and I wish you all the best. You are both incredibly inspirational people, and I applaude your decision to follow your dreams and not to stay in the comfort zone (even though it’s incredibly comfortable and it’s in Koreeeaaaa :D). I love you and wish you all the best. Good luck with everything and I’m totally going to say hi to you if I see you on the streets of Tokyo or anywhere in the world :) <3

    1 year ago
  187. I hope that Martina finds some relief for her condition. I suffer from chronic pain myself with Hypermobility Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis and Osteomalacia and know how tiring it can be from day to day or how painful it can be to even move.

    1 year ago
  188. New advanture begins!!!.. I love your positive attitude in your videos and writings. Although you through a lot, you always give me happiness. I respect you very much. I like Korea and it was very fun to explore it with you. I also benefited from your videos when I visited Korea last year. I am also happy that you will follow your dream. I will always look forward for your videos whereever you are!! :)
    For Martina… You are a very strong woman!!… When I see you in your videos, I think that you are really amusing. I can’t imagine how painful the life for you but I hope your smiling face never drops! I know you go lots of doctors and you are special but I want to suggest you “Homeopathy”. I don’t know if you have ever heard of it but Japan royal family also has a homeopath and she is world-famous. I hope this at least lessens your pains or other troubles a little.
    For your new page of your life, be strong and happy!!!… :)

    1 year ago
  189. Dear Simon and Martina,

    I have followed you for the past 7 years and never commented on a single blog post and by goodness I think its high time!!

    Ive grown to know you so well eventhough weve never met and because of this I feel part of the EYK family, except Im like that distant one that noone ever hears from and then just when youre moving to Japan (as everyone does…duh) you hear from and its like, wait, who is this kid?!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say how happy I am for you guys following your dream, Im visiting South Korea in February because of your videos and plan on visiting Loving Hut for some veggie eats as you suggested! I cant wait to follow your antics in Japan and then plan a visit in a few years and narrowly miss you again!!

    I dont know how to wrap up this post so Im just not going to

    WE LOVE YOU GUYS

    1 year ago
  190. I have to admit, I’m a little shocked and teary-eyed. I’ve been watching your videos for some five years and it’s because of you, Simon and Martina that I feel in love with Korea. You guys feel like family to me and I’m super thankful to you guys for always making me laugh with your videos.Things will be different but I’m excited for your life in Japan.I pray that Martina gets healthy and you guys get to have amazing adventures in Japan. ❤️❤️

    1 year ago
  191. Oh man i so feel for Martina and hope she can make her dream come true. Also thumbs up for Simon for being such a good man. I have IBS and i can understand what you’re going through. Your whole life changes and you must find other ways to get through this. You are lucky u found each other. Hope everything comes the way you want :)) Never stop eating great food! \m/

    1 year ago
  192. Hi Guys ! I needed to create this account just to leave you this comment ! That’s a huge decision for you and I’m proud like a mama ! You’ll be out of your comfort zone and that’s so exciting ! We are so impatients to see you on a new adventure, we’ll stay by your side and enjoy it with you !
    Also, we can see on the video how much you love each other and I wanted to thank you because of you brave example. Even if you have this kind of chronic disease, you’re still smiling and joking and I know by my experience that it’s not easy everyday. Martina, continue to enjoy your life as you do ! Simon, thanks for being patient and guys thank you for giving a good example in this rude world !
    Love you guys ♡

    1 year ago
  193. Wow!So amazing that you are going to let us follow you on your new adventrue! For me, I have always been interesting in Japan and Japanese culture so this is just wonderful. I understand that your moving isn’t an easy decision and i can’t express how brave I think you are. Keep on fighting! The nasties will always support you.

    1 year ago
  194. I’m really excited for you guys! It takes a lot of courage to follow a dream, and I admire how you guys are constantly working towards your own. I’ve learned so much from you guys while you’ve been in Korea, not only about the culture and food, but also about happiness and perseverance. I look forward to that all over again in Japan.

    I’m actually getting to that point in my life where I’m making an effort to follow my dreams too. Coincidentally, I’m traveling to Japan for the first time in April, and I’m so incredibly excited it’s finally happening.

    1 year ago
  195. I must say, I feel incredibly sad that Martina is feeling worse, and I wish all the best for you guys. Reading how you are facing such struggles and still strongly are seeking to fulfill your dreams, I feel shaken, but also motivated to do my best at my own dreams. Thank you and wish you en easy move to Japan!

    1 year ago
  196. It was kind of painful and sad watching this, not because you guys are leaving Korea, but for all that you both are going through. I hope that the healthcare there will have more resources and more momentum in developing treatments. I am so excited for you to explore and experience the many things that make you happy! :)

    1 year ago
  197. Aww… I’m really sad that I won’t be able to see more videos about life in Korea with Simon & Martina. But I’m happy that the two of you have decided to achieve more of your life goals. It’s so easy to get in a comfortable place in your life and just want to stay there – I’m glad you two are moving forward.

    In any case, looking forward to Eat Your Kimchi (Kimuchi?) videos from Japan! Happy Holidays!

    1 year ago
  198. I wish you both luck and happiness in this new chapter of your life. Martina I hope your feeling a little better, I get what it’s like to have something that knocks you around and makes you feel miserably. I hope your move goes well, congrats. :D

    1 year ago
  199. I remember starting to watch you guys in 2011-2012 and absolutely loved you guys. Martina has inspired me so much since I personally struggle with Lupus and chronically have pain in my joints and sometimes can’t even get out of bed. I still make my best effort to get out of bed and make the most of the day. Seeing Martina get up and be happy has inspired me to try even harder. Simon has also equally inspired me. With how wonderful and funny of a guy he is, he’s made my self worth grow so significantly. If Martina, a gorgeous woman who is quite similar to myself, can get such a terrific guy, then I can and I am worthy of that same kind of love. You two have constantly brought me great happiness and joy over the years. I feel like I’ve grown with you and I’m so proud of you both for opening this new chapter in your lives! You guys are going to do wonderful things in Japan and I’m excited to watch you guys grow even more. I love both of you dearly! #eyklove

    1 year ago
  200. I don’t comment much, but I thought I’d join everyone in thanking you for the videos you shared of your life in Korea and wishing you luck in Japan! Of course it’s sad, but also so exciting and I admire you guys so much for the way you actively work to make your dreams a reality. I’m living in Japan at the moment, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys make of it!
    Thanks again

    1 year ago
  201. Wow guys, first of all, one word: RESPECT.

    You know, I’ve been watching you for so many years now, don’t remember exactly which year but i followed you since before your first kpop music monday was out. I don’t usually leave a lot of comments in your videos, or any video on youtube really, not because i don’t care about you guys or anything like that, i don’t know, that’s just how it was, but I feel like i had to leave this here, i feel like this is the beginning of a new era, for you and for us nasties as well, but you know what? I’m confident that you will be just as happy as you were in korea or even more, not because i know japan or anything like that, but because of who you are. I just know that you deserve happiness in your life simply for the fact that you make thousands of people smile everyday with your craziness and positiveness.

    I’m not gonna lie and say that i won’t miss your videos in korea, because i’ll surely will, God, i really really will, but i will say that i’ll be looking forward to your videos in japan and like simon said i’ll be looking forward to see you starting a really new adventure.

    And I’m not gonna say “oh, poor Martina” or express any pity for her in any way because i don’t feel that that’s what she deserves, no, you deserve a F*CK YEAH! YOU GO MARTINA! FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! I wish one day i can be like you in that way you know? and for Simon, i really hope that one day i can find someone like you, someone who looks at me and cares about me the way you do Martina, really the world needs more men like you.

    Hahaha omg i never expected to cry from this, but you guys just feel so familiar you know? its weird how you can care so much for someone who you haven’t really even met in person but still. Im practically almost writing an essay here, hahaha sorry about that, so just to end this, i really do wish you the greatest of happiness in your future because you really deserve it,
    from someone who will always be supporting you even if its from the other end of the world, i really truly mean it, thank you for everything simon and martina and FIGHTING!

    1 year ago
  202. What is her illness?
    Maybe we can help.

    1 year ago
    • It’s called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, type 3. I don’t think there’s much that can be done, though :/

      1 year ago
  203. I am so sorry to hear about your condition, Martina. You are truly an inspiration. You really are. I really hope things get better.
    I’m excited for the new chapter though! To be honest I don’t think it would matter to me where you guys moved. I would still watch.

    1 year ago
  204. I’ve never commented before, but I’ve been following you guys for (at least) the last couple of years. I’m sorry Martina is having such a hard time with her illness, but I think this is a good push in a new direction. I’ve learned so much about Korea from you two, so I’m a little sad you are leaving since you’ve been my main source for that information (I’ve already been into Japan and it’s culture for a long time, but hopefully you all can still share some new things with me!). Maybe this is the push I need to follow my dream too…we’ll see.

    You both have really been into the Korean music scene though…what will happen in Japan? Will you switch to Japanese music or maybe drop that part?

    Anyway! I’m excited to see where you’ll go and maybe you’ll see a bunch of things I haven’t before! I highly recommend visiting Aomori in the summer for Neputa Festival, apples, and for Wasao in Ajigasawa. I also recommend stopping in Yamagata to get some cherries!

    Good luck, you two! Safe journey!

    1 year ago
  205. This is so surreal! I remember following you guys when I was a 2nd year in college 4 years ago. I was trying to study for finals and ended up binge watching all your videos. At that time I was just getting to Korean culture and your videos gave me such a deeper understanding of a culture other than my own. Although I’m sad that you guys will be leaving, I’m also super excited for you guys to be exploring a new country and bringing us along! Japan was always my first love of a country (thanks anime) and now I get to experience it through your eyes. I think it’s brave to seek change since it’s not always easy, but I am super proud of you guys. Good luck on the move ^__^

    1 year ago
  206. I’m sad that this chapter is coming to a close but I’m super excited for what the next chapter holds. To be honest…I really can’t remember the first video of EatYourKimchi that I saw…because I can’t remember a time when I was not watching you two on youtube ( and I still re-watch videos while waiting for your new ones to come). I didn’t find EatYourKimchi when you two were still in the starting phases of the channel but it has been a while since I started following it. I love your videos and how crazy and insane some of them are. I’m glad you two will still be continuing the channel and I can’t wait to see the uber-goodness that comes with the move. I would like to suggest (if at all possible) maybe an inside look at what a host/hostess club is like in real life for a future video? I think it would be interesting and fun (and possibly very expensive for you guys). It would be a great video though…I think…maybe…I would watch it…can’t say for anyone else but I would. :)

    1 year ago
  207. I’ve been following you guys from almost the beginning. I found you while searching for information on living in Korea. We were living in Alaska at the time and my husband had just found out we were set to move to Korea. I was so excited and devoured any info I could find. It led me to you! Korea never happened..sad panda! But now we are living in Germany! I’m so excited for your next chapter. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is autoimmune. I’ve been having more bad days, lately, than good. I recently came back to your videos after a long hiatus and watched the “draw my life” ones. When I discovered Martina had EDS, I was so sad because I can understand the chronic pain. I felt more connected though. So on my bad days, when I can’t get out of bed, I watch you guys. You make me laugh on my worst days, thank you. I can’t wait to see what fun stuff you find in Japan! Much Love, Miss N. Marbles (Promise I’m not crazy, just my name from when I played roller derby)

    1 year ago
  208. I remember when I discovered your videos back in 2012 – I remember how depressed and sad I was. You guys gave me so much laughter, and a place I could escape when everything else was horrible. All my friends always say how similar I am to Martina in behavior. I guess that is what you two are for me – friends. I respect you two so so much, and I really admire that you don’t forget your dream, and keep pushing forward. I’m so sorry that you are in pain Martina, I really wish I could throw magic Viking glitter dust all over you so you could fly wherever you wanted to.

    I am coming to Korea for the second time now, I’m landing on Friday. I am going to the café finally. I just want you two to know that whatever you decide to do, if you make a video about it, I will watch it! Haha! Korea has become my own thing now, now it is time to learn something else from you.

    Aaaa, so many feels! I’m crying! So proud of you two for being so strong! I just want to hug you both!! *Goes away with blanket in a corner*

    1 year ago
  209. Iv’e been following since wayyy back but reading this news made we want to comment and finally sign up to be able to congratulate you both and just let you know how wonderful you both are! :D It’s so exciting and i’m so happy for you guys!Discovering you my sophomore year in high school(I am currently in my second year of Uni)truly has made an impact in my life. I had an interest in learning about S. Korea as well as other cultures and watching you both do something you loved in a different country, inspired me to follow my interests as well. I am currently pursuing a double major in Cultural Anthropology & Asian Studies w/ a concentration in S./S.East Asia. I was nervous and unsure of my decision at first but each time I watched your videos it reassured me that I made the right choice for ME.Regardless of the comments and doubts people have in me I know I can achieve my goals and will do so no matter the obstacles.To conclude , Thank you ! Thank you for being yourselves and being so awesome! For following your dreams and keeping us nasties updated with everything! I can’t wait to see where this takes you as well!! Wherever you guys go I hope to have the opportunity to meet you! <3

    1 year ago
  210. Hiee, well, i do know abt u guys as in the name (eatyourkimichi) here n ther, though i din subscribe before but im subcribing NW! hahahasss … but u do provides lots of fun n information we needed from time to time.
    i guess its a sad thing tt u guys are leaving korea (though u guys sure wil make a trip back like time to time as u’ve mention) but i guess is a great thing n challange to a brand new place! & im really hoping n excited tt thers new vids with ur life & as well introducing all the fun/place/foodies/accomodations in japan, cos i really i guess lots of anime’s fan loveeesss tt place!
    & Hopefully Martina’s condition can get soooo much better in a brand new place, hopeing she will recover soon too! oh & nvr stop fighting… u’ve gt lots of fans supporting! u know tt! Gambatek!!!
    All the best to u guys!!! & to the team of EatYourKimichi!!!

    Really hope to see brand new vids n more introduction in JAPAN!!! STAY HEALTHY, STRONG & AWESOME U GUYS!!! xoxo <3

    1 year ago
  211. Okay time to vote…
    Eat your Soba?
    Eat your Sushi?
    Eat your Ramen?
    Eat your Yakiniku?
    Eat your Natto?

    1 year ago
  212. Genuinely sorry to hear about Martina’s condition. Here’s hoping the transition process is as smooth as possible.

    1 year ago
  213. And Martina hung out the window to chat* damnit Autocorrect.

    1 year ago
  214. I’m so excited for you guys!! It is always my dream to visit Japan but now I can just watch your videos and learn more about that place:) You make me want to go Japan even more soon now!! I wish you guys all the best in your future endeavours and happy moving!:D

    1 year ago
  215. Is Martina going to listen to more Jpop and watch more J-Dramas?

    1 year ago
  216. Although I’m sad you guys are leaving, I am happy that you are pursuing your dreams. I had hoped to try and see you once in Korea, but some things aren’t meant to be. I have been following you guys for 3-4 years now and I hope to follow you for many more. I still have so many questions about Korea, would you still answer them? You guys have helped me learn so much about the culture that my dad couldn’t teach me. These videos were always helpful and they always made me laugh. I have become a more cultured person and I thank you for that. 화이팅!!!!!!

    1 year ago
    • Also, thank you guys so much for recommending the Hellotalk app. I have met more people and my Korean is improving so much. It still is one of my goals to meet you guys one day. Congratulations on pursuing your dreams.

      1 year ago
  217. Simon and Martina~ I’ve been following you since your teacher days and it’s thanks to you I was able to learn so much about Korean and being a foreigner here. I just visited the YAH cafe two weeks ago (I’m studying abroad) and I’m so sad that you’re leaving Korea, but I think the old Nasties have seen it coming. Martina, thanks for all your videos about shopping and make-up in Korea; they were soooo helpful. The EYK videos were always able to make me smile and cheer me up, so I hope this new adventure keeps you smiling and having crazy fun! <3 <3 Thanks for everything and here's to the next few years!!

    1 year ago
  218. Congratulations on pursuing your dreams!

    Thank you Simon for taking care of Martina. I know Martina is in pain and having a really hard time but I think you are having just as hard of a time having to watch her endure this pain and know you are helpless. Thank you so much for helping your wife.

    I watch my husband every day have to help me with things and I only have small health issues. Without my husband I don’t know what I would do. I’m very sure that Martina is feeling the same way.

    Martina I hope your pain lessens!

    I hope you guys have an amazing time in Japan and I can’t wait to see the videos! Take your time!

    1 year ago
  219. My girlfriend and I have been following you guys since your early days(english teaching days).We are both from Ottawa, Canada and we loved watching all your videos.Your anouncement definitely shocked us.We would really miss the eat your kimchi crew and all the adventures in Korea.Good luck to both you guys and to Soozee and Intern Lee and looking forward to your adventures in Japan.

    1 year ago
  220. This is so exciting!!! It’s my dream to one day live in Japan for a few months or a year. I hope everything goes to plan and you get to travel a lot :)

    1 year ago
  221. SO many great vloggers in Japan who you can collaborate with. Sharla in Japan! Rachel and Jun! Chris from AbroadinJapan! TexaninTokyo! The possibilities are making me freaking pumped for next year. Good luck!!! Ps. You have to go to Fox village and rabbit Island. They look amazing!

    1 year ago
  222. Wow. This really hit me like a ton of bricks.
    I know it’s silly, because I’ve never met you guys and I more than likely never will. But there is an odd thing that happens when you see someone’s life through a screen for so many years like this that I feel like you are a strange part of my own life too.
    When my boyfriend first told me about this video my initial reaction was shock and horror, I’m not going to lie. But watching your video I more than agree with your choices as people and I wish you nothing but the best in life.
    I also suffer from chronic pain and there are some days like today where I can barely get up without being in bad pain. I hope that something can at least help you Martina, because you deserve to be well and to live a happy life. I’m glad that you found someone as wonderful as Simon to share your life with who is there for you when life is hard.
    You’ve been there with me over the years when I was trapped at home, and you made me feel like I too was out there travelling the world and experiencing new and fantastical things.
    You made me feel less alone, and I can never thank you enough for that.
    I feel so foolish crying right now, because I know that you are moving on to wonderful things and you will find new treasures to share… but I suppose in the end, I just want to thank you.
    When I first found your channel I was going through a particularly hard time in my life.
    You grew on me quickly with your silly videos and intellectual analysis on various subjects. Slowly, you taught me so many things like the teachers you were.
    You taught me Korean words, foods, recipes, holidays, traditions, culture, music… I owe you so much.
    You opened my eyes to a gorgeous country and those things today are still something my boyfriend and I enjoy together.
    Seeing you leave South Korea now feels like a baby bird being pushed out of its nest. You gave me the things I needed to gain a foothold, but now it’s time for me to keep learning on my own.
    Thank you for sharing your lives with me. Thank you for sharing it with all of your fans.
    I am sad to see you go, but I know that you are going to chase your dreams and come out of this as happier, more fulfilled people with even more amazing things to share with the world.

    Good luck to you and all of the EYK crew. I believe in you guys.

    1 year ago
  223. I hope you guys have the best time in Japan. I’ve never been very active with you or other nasties, but I’ve been watching you guys for years now. I watched your kpop music mondays when I was depressed because they helped me get through the nights. You guys mean so much to me. I’m sorry you’re in pain, Martina. I’ll be praying for you. I hope everything gets even better for you both. Best wishes.
    <3.

    1 year ago
  224. I’ve been watching your channel for a while now and to be honest, I don’t really mind your move to Japan, I am much more concerned about Martina’s condition and your lives outside of youtube. I’ve really enjoyed your humour and joyful personalities which kept me watching your videos despite the changes in content. I saw the pain in Simon’s expression and I really feel that the Nasties should not be your main concern now. Your videos have brought me and so many others so much joy and all I could wish for you in return is that you guys live a happy and fulfilling life, so don’t worry too much about what others think! I and many others will be happy for you no matter what decisions you make (unless they are illegal cough cough) so please take great care of yourselves and thank you so very much for bringing joy to all the Nasties! We will always be there to shower you guys with support and love!

    1 year ago
  225. Thank you Soozee and Leigh for bring laughter, great camera work, and new experiences to the EYK crew. You’ll both be missed, but remember once a Nasty always a Nasty. Best wishes to you both on the beginning of your new chapter.

    Simon and Martina, thank you for showing me the splendor and wonderful things about Korea. You’ve made me a fan of all types of Korean music from KPop to Indie bands. Thanks to you, I’m willing to try and explore new things. You’ve made me laugh and cry over the many years. We’ve never met, but you two have been apart of my life so many years I feel like were friends. Thank you for letting me be a Nasty and letting us be apart of your life.

    To new beginnings and the adventures that await you. I can’t wait to explore vicariously through you both the beauty, delicious, and amusing things from Japan.

    Oh, I’m super jealous of all the Sailor Moon merchandize Martina will have the opportunity to buy. Not to mention, being able going to see the next Sailor Moon Musical because you know they’ve got to do another. *Side note – If you’re a Sailor Moon fan, go watch the new musical because they are amazing.*

    1 year ago
    • So true! Once a Nasty, always a Nasty! Thank you for the warm wishes, and for welcoming me into EYK so wholeheartedly. Don’t be a stranger!

      1 year ago
  226. You don’t have to explain your life’s decisions to me. I totally understand. You have to live your life while you can. You are lucky enough to know what you want in life and know how to get it. I only very recently figured out what I want in my life. Over the years I have fallen in love with you guys. You’ve helped me realize that my eccentricities are not so eccentric. That there are people out there who like the same things I do. I felt that I’ve made two new friends through knowing the two of you and that I’m a better person for knowing you. I love you, Martina. You are a strong, beautiful woman and Simon is a wonderful, loving, supportive husband. I wish the two of you, and Spudgy and Meemers too, the best of luck in Japan. I look forward to your Japanese adventures.I love you guys.

    1 year ago
  227. Hello Simon and Martina!
    Congratulations on your decision to move the Japan! Martina, I congratulate you on your motivation and optimism despite having EDS, you truly are an inspiration! I understand the pain you feel, although I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, our symptoms and daily physical challenges are very similar. Especially with joints. You clearly make such an effort to feel your best!I hope you will continue in the process of making that special website you told us about in Houston TX *wink wink*.
    Simon, I congratulate you on being such a wonderful partner. When my partner and I watch you guys, she often identifies with you in terms of making as much of an effort to make the other person’s life even a tiny bit easier. Although it can be a struggle, it is all worth it. The commitment you both have is an amazing one.
    Thank you for all of the wonderful videos in Korea, I am excited for this new chapter!
    I’ve been a fan for the past 5/6 years. Your videos helped me feel better when I lost the ability to walk, brush my hair, and eat etc. when I was in high school. Now, after seeing doctors I am able to be fully functioning! Even with bad joint days! Your videos continue to be one of the things that have motivated me and inspired me to be optimistic as I am close to finishing college! I wish you guys luck on finding a Doctor in Japan! I know you guys will be very successful in Japan!
    My video suggestions would be: Japanese music, obviously food, but most of all, it would be great if you guys just made videos of you guys discovering things about Japan as you did with Korea. I would like to see Japan through both of your perspectives!

    1 year ago
  228. I’m so sad. Like when you stopped doing kpopmm. But now it’s soooo sad cuz Martina has to live with pain T.T
    But you should try to reach your dreams!
    I’m living in Japan and will be waiting for you here.

    1 year ago
  229. So many emotions! It’s very sad to see this chapter of your lives close but very exciting to see what the future holds! No matter what, I will forever love you guys and wish you nothing but happiness. Stay strong and good luck ~Fighting!!!

    1 year ago
  230. HUGS!!!
    Martina, please talk about Japanese fashion? There is one designer I follow but can’t afford and well, I’m just totally curious about all of Japanese fashion. I would love to hear Martina go on and on about it.
    the food stuff will be really interesting too I’m sure.
    love you guys- I’m proud of you for moving forward!

    1 year ago
  231. I’ve been such a huge fan for four or so years and you guys have inspired me to come to a new country…I’m here in Japan! I’m so happy I decided to make this decision, because I feel like I’m truly living without regrets. If you guys have any questions, I’m a fluent speaker and have been living for a year and a half. I hope to meet you guys *(^o^)*! Good luck with the move and life transition!

    1 year ago
  232. I can’t decide if I should cry because of the scariness of this situation or be overjoyed because I may be able meet you guys in Japan. Martina and Simon we (the Nasties) absolutely adore you and will support you all the way no matter the hardship!!!! Welcome to Japan!!!!

    1 year ago
  233. I fell in love for you guys! I’m a brazilian nippo descendent who accidentaly found your channel (basically because of food I think… and cool stuff…) even doesn’t knowing nothing about korean culture I stayed listening to you and started to love you guys! So much inspiration for me in many different ways: dedication, love for what you do, the passion on your voices, strength, force of will, love, respect, friendship, bright side…. Inspiration is the word. Thanks for always make me happier. I don’t know why the urge of saying this came after this video but I just wanted you to know this… Thanks! — and you added a new item in my big wishlist: Korea :D

    1 year ago
  234. Congratulations on following your dreams! I can’t help but feel sad that Martina’s condition is getting worse but at the same time, both of you are able to continue your dreams of travelling world because of the same reason, so yay and nay at the same time? :)( I started watching eatyourkimchi in 2012 when I first found out about kpop and you guys introduced me to the world of Korea which is absolutely fascinating from the food, the culture, the everyday life, the traditions, just everything :D In a way, I was able to learn about my own culture through the many similarities and differences that they share, so thank you for that.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in Korea with us, wishing you good luck with the hassle of moving and I can’t wait to see your brand new adventures in Japan, getting lost and confused in the way :)) fightinggggg~~

    1 year ago
  235. Hell Simon and Martina!
    do tell us how to send u guys stuff over at japan!

    1 year ago
  236. CALLED IT! When you guys kept taking lengthy trips to Japan recently, and never said that they were for a project, I said, “They’re moving to Japan.” Allow me to be wallow in my smugness for a moment.

    1 year ago
  237. I’m not tearing up, I’m crying! LOL I didn’t discover you guys when you guys first started making videos but during my junior of high school (2010) I started teaching myself Korean. Later in the year, as a senior, my friends (more of just students who found me through our Korean math teacher and later became friends) and I started a Korean club at my school and that’s when I discovered you guys. Since then, I’ve been following you guys and I can honestly say, you guys have been there throughout the entire time I continued teaching myself teaching Korean. I still am not good at it but it’s still something I’m proud of. I can read 70-90% of all Korean writing and let’s not talk about the rest…LOL I’m not good at Korean but I can understand some of it. Anyway, my entire time while doing this, through you guys, I grew to love the country. I originally started to learn Korean because of their dramas, but you guys made me love the country. Whenever I think of Korea now, you guys will always pop up. Anything related to Korea now, I will always be thinking of you guys at the back of my head. (For example, MBLAQ Cry LOL Simon’s picture) One of my dreams became meeting you guys if I ever get the chance. I will forever miss you guys in Korea. BUT! That does not mean I’m not happy about you guys going to Japan. Before I was into Korea, I was into Japan. Japan itself have a special place in my heart. If I had to choose between an all expense paid trip to either Korea or Japan, I definitely would pick Japan with no hesitation. I am excited about your new adventure and am very happy that you’ll still allow us to be in and see a small part of your life. I honestly will be very sad if I can’t get my Eatyourkimchi. I am sad that you’re leaving Korea (I know not forever) and I will miss the Eatyourkimchi crew but I am very happy and excited for your new adventures! Have a safe and fun trip (is this the right word since it’s a move?) and may everything go well! (I just thought of a question, what’s going to happen to the Eatyourkimchi car?)(PS. I must admit, I actually didn’t have an eatyourkimchi.com account and I don’t know why. But now I do!)

    1 year ago
  238. Thank you guys for being truly awesome! I’m really very thankful for you two. I wanted to say how much your videos have encouraged me and how much I have enjoyed learning new things about South Korea from you. Thank you for opening up your lives and making some crazy fun videos for us! I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things you do in Japan!! Keep being so dang awesome!

    1 year ago
  239. You guys should get tattos saying the date you guys moved to Korea to the day you guys left! :)

    1 year ago
  240. This is super exciting actually! I’m really looking forward to it! ^^ To be honest, since you guys started EYK, so many other people have started vlogging about their daily lives in Korea. It’s amazing how much content is available now for Hallyu lovers! But I also equally love Japan and their culture. I’m excited to see what your experiences are like there, because I’ve always wanted to know. Please eat lots of delicious food there and tell us all about shrine culture and Japanese myth! Read ALL the manga and tell us who you think is a genius! :D Looking forward to your new adventure!

    1 year ago
  241. I’m fully excited for you!

    I think the right mental attitude is so important when dealing with illness. It is just pain and those of us who are carers for someone with an illness can often be the ones who need to be reminded to keep our overly dramatic emotions in check. My dad has Parkinsons which has progressed to the point where he can rarely ever speak, can’t walk, eat, drink, control his body aside from the very basics for about 8% of the time. I’ve given up a large portion of my life to look after him, even moving back home from living in Tokyo. I also have a very close cousin with Sickle Cell, who’s life involves consistent pain and being in hospital on the verge of death because of simply running to buy milk without a coat.

    When they are suffering or having a bad day it’s so easy as the person on the sideline to panic and it’ll often end up with them reminding other people that it’s okay. The big mantra they have between the two of them is “It’s only pain” until the time that it takes their lives they live with the pain happily and to the best of their abilities. Sometimes I will go to see one of them in the Intensive Care unit after being warned of how critical their condition is, walk in to see them smiling sitting up, interacting because all they want to do is reassure us.

    Seems like Martina has this same attitude in spades and I can guarantee it will help carry both of you through the hard days. It also seems as though the long term prognosis is very good which is another huge plus.

    As far as I’m concerned as a carer and friend I’ve made it my mission to return the positivity my dad and cousin show, to always smile and even on the hardest days find a new memory or moment to share and value. The it is important to really cherish the small moments as much as the big ones; work very hard on management and keep on doing what you want to do when you can. With my dad everyone else notices the 80% of the time he can’t do things but I focus on the 20% that he can.

    That’s why I am chuffed for you to make this move. Hopefully you get out to South East Asia and make some food videos there. I loved living in Japan but my trips to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were some of the tastiest days of my life!

    1 year ago
  242. I started watching EatYourKimchi because I found two individuals that I enjoyed watching, shared interests with, and could see parts of myself in. I’ve enjoyed learning about Korea and obtaining my love for Kpop from watching your videos. My big ole heart for Mr. T.O.P is all Martina’s influence. You guys keep doing you and the audience will follow. I wish you both nothing but the best in Japan and look forward to being along for the adventure via your videos. <3

    1 year ago
  243. This may be a bit too much to ask, but I’d love to have an apartment tour solely through the eyes of spudgy or meemers. Because voices. Or a sad cat diary voice over by meemers.

    Oh it would be cool to see the Meems meet Haku (Rachel and Jun’s cat)! 。^・ェ・^。

    1 year ago
  244. Oh my gosh good luck with the final paperwork! I hope I can meet you guys at some point! If you need any help, let me know because I am fluent and live there currently!

    1 year ago
  245. Oh man, that’s such a huge step! Moving to Japan! I’m so happy for you guys that you’ll continue with your life-goals (is that what you call them? I don’t know–) and you’re both so amazing for doing so! I’m quite shaky when writing this, I can’t get all of my feelings down into one message ha ha.. I’m going to Japan next year for my birthday, so hopefully I know which places to go to from watching your videos~! <3 (Videos of vegetarian restaurants and maybe w.a.n.j (?) of Harajuku?) maybe we stumble upon each other while I'm there~
    I'm sending you lots of hugs and good luck wishes on your move! Take good care of yourselves, as you always do <3

    1 year ago
  246. Hey! I have been watching you guys for many years! I love you both! I am happy that you are moving to Japan and I look forward to following you there through your videos and blogs. I am sad that you are leaving Korea and I was really sad to know that the EYK studio is gone, but I understand! I am a HUGE fan of everyone at EatYourKimchi! I also want Martina to know, I understand what an invisible illness is, I do realize people can see the braces and slings, but the don’t understand the level of suck and pain you experience daily. I have Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. I have had many treatments and tons of surgeries. Right now, I am doing a new treatment (pills) and I feel pretty crappy, but I have grown back my hair and am a healthy weight…so people think I’m cured, it’s tough! I will pray and send positive vibes your way! I can’t wait to follow y’all on this new journey!

    Love you guys!

    Jodi from Virginia ;-)

    1 year ago
  247. I’m so happy for you guys for making such a huge decision!! I’m also really sad that the eyk crew is breaking up… but I’m sure you guys will make new friends and maybe a new crew?? Definitely not a replacement crew but like a Japanese crew, two separate crews :))))) Hope you guys have a safe move, visit Korea and YAH often ( :'( ), and I really, really hope Martina’s condition gets better!!!!!! <3

    1 year ago
  248. Thank you Simon and Martina for sharing your lives in Korea. It’s been a good run and it’ll be interesting to see what you discover in Japan.

    Thank you Soo Zee and Leigh for tolerating the loss of your privacy for as long as you did. May you have many happy adventures in life.

    Thank you newer and more anonymous EYK crew people for your work on the site. May you have many happy adventures in life.

    I hope there is EDS research going on somewhere in the world that can help Martina sooner rather than later.

    That is all.

    1 year ago
  249. I’m really happy for you guys and can’t wait to see some new adventures. I have a tiny question, what will happen to the eyk app, I just now realized you had an android version ( i’m always late to the party :D) and I wanted to download it but I wonder if it will be updated. I’m sorry if this question has been answered before.P.S I hope you become friends with duncan and mimei ( if you don’t know them search mimei land and PDR on youtube, they are a cool couple).

    1 year ago
  250. My heart hurts to think of Martina in pain, but always, the way you guys live your life is a reminder to get my priorities straight. Eyes wide open, loved ones come first, work your ass off for your dreams, and live with compassion.

    I was starting to get sad, but then it’s like, “why?” because I get to share in your guyses new adventure. Thanks for letting us be a part of that (and for letting us be a part of your lives before that)–friggin awesome. I root for Martina and Simon 4evs! Go EatYourKimchi! Woo!

    1 year ago
  251. Dear Simon & Martina,

    This probably isn’t what you intended from posting this video but I just wanted you to know that this video gave me the strength to leave my abusive boyfriend. I realized what I want out of life is a loving, supportive relationship like the kind I see you two share and I wasn’t going to get that if I stayed where I was. So, like you, I’m off on a new, kind-of scary adventure into the unknown, letting go of what I’d grown comfortable and used to, and moving on to a new life.

    I hope I can tackle this transition with the same strength, humour, genuineness, and care that you each have.

    Thank you for all your inspiration. I can’t wait to see how things turn out for you in Japan!

    Love,
    Paige

    1 year ago
    • You are stronger than you realize, Paige. All the best to you during your new chapter *hugs from an internet stranger*

      There will be moments of doubt, but never, EVER settle for someone that makes you feel any less than the awesome person you are. <3

      1 year ago
    • Good luck to you too~

      1 year ago
  252. I’m not the kind of viewer who likes to comment (shy) here or on YT… But this time I really felt the need to do so.
    Life has been kind harsh on me these last months, alternating between pain (inside and out) and emptiness. My safe place when I’m alone is/are your videos. They really give me that feeling that doesn’t matter how hard things are, I will overcome it.
    Your work is amazing and and you guys are an amazing couple of human beings. I wish you all the best! May your path always be illuminated. <3

    1 year ago
  253. Congrats on the exciting news, although some of the reasons behind the big changes make me sad. That’s one thing that I especially love about y’all: you don’t let anything stop you from doing what makes you happy and I think that’s really brave. It seems like, when life gives y’all lemons, you guys have the best darn lemonade recipe ever! :)
    Martina, I hope you have LOTS more good days than bad ones!
    Happy Holidays!

    1 year ago
  254. Got my to post this on YouTube later as well, but wanted it in here too. kay guise. In all seriousness. If you’re coming to Japan, you have to, at some point, come to Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture. I work for the International Relations and Affairs department as well as the Otsu Tourism Promotion Department at Otsu City Hall, and I would love for you both to visit my favourite place in Japan and tell the whole world about just how awesome it is.

    We have lots of special foods, historical temples and shrines including a world cultural heritage site (there are cable cars that take you to the top, no climbing needed for Martina!), the largest lake in Japan, a freaking amazing fireworks festival in August, tons of great traditional (and food) festivals, boat cruises (we have a boat called the “Michigan” because of our sister state relationship with said US state), boat races, windsailing, jetskiiing, Biwako Valley where you can ski and zipline; you guise could have a whole SERIES on this place. It’s GORGEOUS. We’re also super close to Kyoto (ten minutes by train) so it would not be inconvenient at all to get here. We’re not rural, but we’re not a huge obnoxious city either. It’s just perfect here. PLEASE consider it.

    Make a note of my username and once you get settled here, let me know when and if you would like to visit this awesome place. It’s both my job and my personal pleasure to tell people how awesome Otsu is, and I know both of you would appreciate this place very much. I would love to be your personal tour guide (btw we have Coco Curry House here.)

    Been following you guise for years and love your videos. I wish you the best of luck on your move to this amazing country. Now push this message aside and come back to it after you’re settled! Good luck!

    1 year ago
    • What the heck did autocorrect do to the first part of that. I can spell and grammar I swear.

      1 year ago
  255. I have only been following for 1 year and this is my first comment on this actually page. But I am so excited to follow along with you guys. GO JAPAN. …GO SIMON ANDROID MARTINIA.

    1 year ago
  256. Wow, that sure is some news. I haven’t been subscribed to you long enough to remember what your initial plan was but now that you’ve cleared it up it’s totally understandable. I must say, I applaud that you mustered the courage to go through with it since given how well you seem to be doing in Korea I imagine it’s hard to leave all that behind.
    You guys haven’t even left Korea yet and here I am, all nostalgic over your channel xD On the other hand it’ll be super exciting to see how you handle Japan in your videos! There is already so many great Japan-based content creators but tbh after being spoiled by EYK I always lacked something similar in Japan, which I admittedly like over Korea, and now?? Holy shite best xmas present? You two are just so charismatic together, hands down the best couple run channel out there.
    I hope Martina gets to see as much as possible. I wish you many many spoons.

    1 year ago
  257. Hey Simon and Martina, I have been following you guys for five years now. I was attracted to your creativity and novelty presented in your videos especially Kpop Mondays. It’s sad to see you guys disband what all nasties build together, but I hope Martina can recover and have fun in Japan! Fighting!!! Thanks for all the wonderful contents you guys created and I’ll always support you guys.

    1 year ago
  258. The first thing i thought when I saw this video was “Oh my god! Noooo!” But then I watched it and now jn Jealous. This semester I am following my dream of becoming a Japanese Major and i started to look up videos. I was watching Rachel and Jun when Martina appeared in one of the videos and was such a fun and lively person! So while studying for Japanese I’d end up watching you guys, who are in Korea. And now I’ll have a valid reason! Haha i really do love you guys. Ive watched SO many of your videos in the past few months and I love you guys in Korea but it will be super fun and exciting to see you guys in Japan soon!!! It’s as exciting as if I was going with you! I hope you feel better Martina! Ganbatte!

    1 year ago
  259. Wow, I could not push back the tears while watching this video. I cannot imagine how you guys must feel. But, you have always been super-duper awesome(with magnificent, sparkly rainbow sprinkles on top). I imagine all of us fans will feel the heartache witnessing the end of an era~ We will miss your Korean adventures. Simon and Martina, wishing you the best, lots of strength, happiness and love.
    Wish you guys a wonderful new start and fun adventures in Japan! Cannot wait to see~ Sending warm fuzzy heartsies to you both. Fighting!

    1 year ago
  260. Simon and Martina, I’m so happy for you!

    I’ve been watching your videos and reading your blogs for almost the entire time you’ve been making them. It’s been incredible to watch you guys change and grow.

    As someone with hypermobile joint syndrome, which is basically EDS-HM without the genetic testing, I really, really understand what you mean and why you’re going now. You’re definitely making the right decision. I’m very worried that I might never get an opportunity to travel before my joints get worse. Please keep traveling for me! (Maybe travel to Michigan sometime? :P )

    I wish you the best of luck in your move! And please document every step of the way for those of us stuck at home. :P

    Even though I’ve only commented a handful of times, I feel like I really know you two. I’ve been watching you for years and have seen you guys go through so much, and all the changes that EYK has gone through. You’ve accomplished so much and come so far! This is just another change, for the better! =^_^=

    Can’t wait to see your first video from Japan!!!!

    1 year ago
  261. You guyyyyssss! (I already commented on Twitter, but I came here too. Plus, you get more than 140 characters.) I’m sad to hear that Martina’s condition is worsening, but so happy for you guys that you are still going to chase your dreams. I remember you guys mentioning Japan in Atlanta on your tour so this makes me super happy! (How’s Martina’s secret project going too? Are we going to see that when you get settled in Japan? I know she’s gotta be super happy that she’s going to the land of Sailor Moon. Haha.) I’m glad that you’re going to continue to do videos as watching your videos and following your all’s journey helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life. But I would still love/support you guys even if you didn’t! I just found out last week that I got accepted to study abroad in Japan next year during May. Maybe I’ll pass you all on the street! :)

    1 year ago
  262. Hi Simon and Martina! Im sorry to hear that Martina’s condition is getting worse. I am a 17 year old from Florida and you guys have sorta become like role models to me. (not the Youtube thing i just want to be a translator and live in Asia). I am a little upset that you guys are leaving Korea but also super excited. I cant wait see all your FAP FAPs, WTFs, and all that fun stuff. SO even though I am younger than you guys, is it weird to say that Im proud you guys? Im so excited that you guys are pursuing your dreams and we get to come along for the ride. Ill always support you guys!
    More than likely your favorite Nasty,
    Kristen

    1 year ago
  263. I’ve followed you guys for about a year now. When I first found your videos, it was from randomly searching YouTube about Japanese stuff, that led to thinking about Korean stuff which led me to you. I first found the TL;DR videos and through them I opened a magical door into your lives. I’m sad that you’re leaving Korea but I’m happy you’re starting a new adventure. I honestly can’t wait to share in your journey through the window you provide us. Good luck guys!

    1 year ago
  264. Awww…I’m sad that you’re moving from S.Korea but I’m also happy for you guys. I guess you gotta make most of your time. I wish I can do what you guys are doing, traveling, eating different foods, experiencing different cultures. I look forward to your videos, it makes me want to go to S.Korea. Maybe your new videos will make me want to go to Japan too. I wish you guys luck in your new adventure. I hope you feel better Martina. I’m gonna miss the other members of the EYK crew. I’m glad we got to meet you guys when you came to Houston. We’ll keep supporting you wherever you are. Proud to be Houston Nasties. :)

    1 year ago
  265. I am super excited for y’all! Y’all definitely deserve everything amazing that, I’m sure, is heading y’all’s way. While y’all are in Japan, you should definitely check out their themed restaurants (i.e. robot fighting).
    Martina, while I don’t suffer from pain, I do suffer from severe IBS and anxiety. I know what it feels like not to be able to leave the house or do much of anything due to issues beyond my control. All we can do is take it day by day. Just know (even though you don’t know me and this might sound weird) that I love you and I’m rooting for you.
    Simon, you are awesome!
    I can’t wait to watch the videos from Japan!
    This turned into such a long post…I’m sorry! But the feels are very real. Y’all have been a part of my life for 5 years and here is to many more!

    1 year ago
  266. Good luck with the move.

    Wheels chairs can actually be a lot of fun, except for the wrist and elbow pain.

    I had some really nice lives in Japan. It’s a lovely place.

    1 year ago
  267. I know this is stupid, but I’m actually crying right now. I’ve been following you guys since about your sixth month in Korea, so it feels like a chapter is ending in my life as well. I’ve always loved Korea, and you guys were my connection to it. I will of course still follow you and will get over myself, but for now I need to cry lol. I’m so glad you are doing this though, as I’m also beginning to lose the use of my body. Keep going, keep eating, and have a wonderful time.

    P.S. I had Leigh and Soozee sign my bag at the meet your kimchi tour because I say them as part of the family. I know they are separated and probably won’t see this, but I’m so sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable.

    1 year ago
    • Not at all! It was awesome to meet the Nasties in person. It’s like one, giant extended family. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. Fighting!

      1 year ago
  268. Ok, lemme just say I am so fricking happy for you guys! Moving anywhere is not an easy business but you’re doing it! We are all going to miss the Korean adventures but hay, JAPAN! You guys are literally going to wonderland. There’s so much you can do: videos about mochi, Japanese drinking games with sake, TL;DRs on Japanese tv adverts (coz we know they cray), videos on anime culture, the lists are endless, you guys are solid!

    I wish you guys all the happiness in the world (you two are like relationships goals btw lol Simon and Martina FIGHTING!!). I think I started watching you guys around 2012 so I’ve been with you for 3 years (about the same amount of time you’ve had the studio? ahh it shall be missed)

    Martina, my heart goes out to you, I can’t imagine the kind of pain you must be in but you soldier on regardless and that’s pretty inspiring to me. Love y’all and I can’t wait to see you gallivanting around Japan getting up to all kinds of mischief very soon!

    Peace, I’m out.

    1 year ago
  269. Wow, so many changes! I was a bit shocked when I saw the video in my YouTube feed. I knew you guys were looking into Japan, but I guess I still wasn’t expecting it. I hope Japan lives up to your dream for new explorations.I look forward to all the places you’ll show us :) Martina, I hope you find an awesome Dr and help to manage your pain.I know Simon will take good care of you though. What an awesome new chapter for EYK! fighting :)

    1 year ago
  270. I am teary right now and also smiling, how can that be? You guys inspired us in so many ways, as a amazing couple of dorkies (I want to be you when you when I grow up *read this with Martina’s cute baby voice*), as in matter to follow our dreams and everything.I can’t be upset with you guys if you’re doing it. You guys are so amazing and funny, you made me smile so many times! Any country would be lucky to have you two exploring it. I hope you guys have a really great time in Japan, this is gonna such a cool journey and we’ll be here watching and cheering for you! I’m also sad because I’ll miss the entire EYK crew, but I’ll get over it. T_T We’ll still be here if you wanna move to Greece, Spain, the moon, everywhere!

    Love, from a brazilian nasty strugglin with English writing! ♥

    1 year ago
  271. Congratulations on your decision! I was able to internship in Osaka, Japan. Although it was only 3 months, it was one of the most eye-opening experiences as a someone who loves to travel and a scientist. I was able to travel to Tokyo and the surrounding cities (Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc). Please go to the Ghibli museum for me if you haven’t yet! Tickets were sold out when I tried buying them from the convenience stores. Apparently, they start selling them 3 months in advance. I miss the random bamboo forests and shrines in the middle of shopping streets, the beautiful festivals, the crazy bikers, and good food pretty much everywhere you go. I don’t miss how early things close there though. I’m used to the Hong Kong night life haha.

    ALSO, if you ever go to Osaka, specifically near Dontoburi, there’s a Korean restaurant where a pretty good looking Korean server speaks Korean, Japanese, English, and Chinese fluently, and plays Kpop concerts (4Minute’s “Crazy” was played 3 or 4 times).

    1 year ago
  272. I was thinking what was the first eyk video that i saw and i honestly cant remember it was so ling ago. All i can remember is that it was i? Your old officetel. I really liked the DICK segment, and would like to see a Japanese version of it. Also an idea for a video is a tl;dr on the process of moving to japan ie the papper work involved, visa requirments ect. We know it is hard for foriengers to get jobs in korea other than teaching english, is it the same in Japan?

    1 year ago
    • Oh man, I’m so glad you liked DICKS :D I loved filming them; in fact we have two episodes we never got around to editing. Thanks for watching. I can’t believe the old officetel days were so long ago!

      1 year ago
  273. ~THE FEELS~ ah, such a bitter sweet moment!~ I cannot thank you two enough for allowing me the chance to catch a glimpse into your lives and for taking the time to show the world your wonderful selves. You two made me fall in love with Korea back in 2010. It was your videos that made me want to pursue the teaching path and travel country to country, starting with Korea first. I even visited South Korea in 2014 and visited the outside of the EYK studio and saw Martina working, then doing a little dance, and getting back to work. It was such a awe/cute moment, just being outside the studio knowing that I was here, in Korea, because of you guys. Because you two gave me the inspiration, confidence, and wanderlust bug I was looking for to travel, try new things, and experience life. I cannot thank you guise enough for letting us be a part of your journey in Korea and for all your time and hard efforts that you put into your videos and website. Just like many others have mentioned, I am so excited to tag along and see your new journeys in Japan! Although I’ll miss your Korea videos, I know much more exciting times await! I cannot wait to fall in love with Japan just as I did with Korea through watching your videos. I wish you two the very very best! It’s just so inspiring seeing you two achieve your dreams. Much love for the entire EYK crew <3 <3

    1 year ago
  274. Hi Simon and Martina. Lurky fan here! Been with you since 2010-2011 ish? It’s funny that eventhough I don’t know you guise personally, I definitely think of you as a friend. A bit sad about your move to Japan but saw it coming. I’m sure more than the nasties, you are having a harder time parting with everyone and everything you build in Korea. But will definitely watch you in Japan, will definitely cheer on Martina, will definitely watch Simon eating all the ramen, and will follow you everywhere!! (lurky fan, I warned you) Small note for Martina, I know I don’t know you, but you are definitely bringing lots of smiles to me whenever you post a new video, or when I watch an old video. Keep going, rock on EDS with goth-chic-kitty style forever!! You may be sick, but nobody can take sparkles away from you!

    1 year ago
  275. I’m actually crying right now. Not because I’m upset (kinda), but because I’m touched. I haven’t been with you guys since the very beginning, but it’s been quite a few years since I’ve found you guys. Your Kpop music mondays were hilarious, and your interactions with other idols made it all the more interesting. I remember when you guys were still in Bucheon! I’m glad that you’re brave enough to follow your dream even if you’ve made such a comfortable life in Korea. Although I’m really sad that I won’t be seeing anymore videos in Korea, I’m excited to see what’s next for Eatyourkimchi!! OHMERGERD I just want to give you guys a big hug right now so you’re just gonna have to settle for a virtual hug *GIVES A BAJILLION AND SQUEEZES THE LIFE OUT OF YOU GUYS* Gosh, I don’t know how to describe how I feel right now. JUST GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT OKAY?

    1 year ago
  276. I posted on your youtube channel, but wanted to post here too. I can’t wait to see your Japan adventures! Good luck guys! You are both seriously my absolute FAVORITE youtubers ever!

    1 year ago
  277. Simon and Martina,
    I am both sad and excited for your new journey. I’ve started watching you religiously just recently but I’ve known about EYK when you first started. I want to wish you both the best of luck on your new and exciting journey. I love the love that you share for one another and for all those around you. Thank you for your continuous hard work with making videos despite Martina’s condition. I can only imagine how hard it is for her on some days but I absolutely appreciate her being such a team player. I can’t wait for your new adventures to start. Love you both!!

    1 year ago
  278. I’ve been watching EYK for the past 5 years and am incredibly excited for you two! While it’s sad to see this chapter end (as these were also formative years of my life), what’s to come is going to be amazing. Hope you are feeling better soon, Martina!

    1 year ago
  279. Wow! That is totally awesome for you guise! I am kinda doing the same thing, but I am applying for jobs over there because I am having trouble finding a job where I live. It does make me very sad to hear Martina is getting worse (I have a bad back and knees, so I can somewhat sympathize) and you all are making the right choice for you. Good luck with everything! And make sure to keep us nasties updated! By the way Martina, I want to draw you as a sailor scout and send you the pic! We need PO Box info! Again good luck!

    1 year ago
  280. I actually cried reading this! ㅠㅠ nevertheless will continue to cheer for you and will be looking forward for the new adventure!! Good luck! *hugs*

    1 year ago
  281. Idk what to say or do but I hope that, Martina, your pain will lessen and you will get better soon. Recently I suffered a horrible toothache and I really wondered how you were able to deal with crippling pain on a daily basis.. I love eatyourkimchi and although it feels a little like a goodbye since you guys are leaving Korea, but it’s also a big, brave step out into the world~~~. And I’m already so excited to watch EYK’s vids about Japan. Btw, something that has been bugging me since I watched one of the vids about your then-new EYK studio is…the HAUNTED CORNER ROOM!! You guys mentioned that something freaky would happen whenever the door was open or something? Please share that story you guise!!! Fellow Nasties, like this comment if you get what I mean. Martina, Simon solve the mystery for us please!:D

    1 year ago
  282. Thank you for all the great videos that you have been posting for the past years, as a fellow nasty we all will support you and go with you into the new adventure that is ahead of you guys.
    I’ve been living in Japan for 2 years, and will be moving to Tokyo during the same time as you, lets explore this unexplored territory together. Hope I will get to see you on the streets on Tokyo, my company is in shibuya so the chances might be high XD

    Love you guys XOXO

    1 year ago
  283. Your love is so beautiful, and this video made me cry. You guys have such determination to make your lives great and it moves me so much that you’re so willing to go out and follow your dreams. You’re making your wishes a reality. Good luck to you guys, stay strong through all the changes and I seriously hope that you can have wonderful lives in Japan, exploring just like you wanted to. You’ve made me think really hard about my own dreams, and that I shouldn’t waste my time on this earth. You guys are an inspiration and you are amazing. Much love to you both. <3

    1 year ago
  284. thanks for the amazing korea experience, im so excited for your japan adventures!! Simon’s an amazing husband! And Martina’s such an inspiration <3 Bless you guys! Thanks for sharing your amazing lives with us! can't wait for the new chapter! eatyourkimchi jjang! XD

    1 year ago
  285. The best of luck to the both of you! You two are so strong, stay positive. I work in healthcare in physical rehab and I have seen a lot of amazing things happen in the flied. Sending a lot of positive vibes your way.

    1 year ago
  286. I’m sad that after i discovered this blog a year and half ago, you guys are already leaving. I want to thank you guys for helping me understand Korea’s culture and food!!!!! I wish you both all the best for your future in Japan and I’ll still make sure to keep following you because i loved how honest you guys are about your opinions on a topic, making sure to keep it PG for the younger viewers and just plain fun to read and watch!!!!!

    1 year ago
  287. 습슬… 아무든.. 힘내세요 그리고 공강하세요:)
    It’s a sad and happy news for us..
    I’ve been following you guys from 6years ago.. watched your videos and i learned more Korean bcs of you guys. Hope both of you have a long happy live, and for Martina GETWELLVERYVERYSOON! :*
    Hope you have a new happy live at Japan and hope you can reach your dream to travelling around the world EYK 화이팅!!!
    I’ll support you guys! And spudy and meemers too of course

    1 year ago
  288. I went to the temples on Enoshima island and guess what? They have escalators going up and down the hill!!

    We all want the things we love to stay the same and never change, but as much as I love seeing Korea through your eyes, the important part is YOUR EYES. Whatever you’re up to and wherever you are, I think I’ll always want to see it.

    It sucks that Martina is suffering, it’s not fair, but she is strong and Simon is there to help her when she’s not, and vice versa. Like my favourite drama atm says, “everybody is hurt somewhere” (Oh My Venus). Your extended Nasty family will support you as much as we can.

    1 year ago
  289. I just cant stop crying..:'( I feel that you have become a part of Korea for me, and I have been watching your videos since day 1! You wont even believe how much your videos have inspired me and made me make some big changes in my life.. Thanks to you I became a Youtuber, I have been to Seoul 3 times, I have become happy, doing some major adventuring and made some amazing friends!

    However, even if im sad that you will be leaving korea.. I am so happy that you choose to live out your dreams by moving to Japan!!! THATS SO COOL! :D Im sad that this year havent been the best.. but you know what..? A new start brings new good things :) So keep you chin up and keep on flying! Tell us all about Japan, and dont forget to be careful and DONT EAT TO MUCH RAMEN SIMON! xD LoL

    I wish you all the best my dear friends <3 And I hope to meet you again someday ^^ If its in Japan, Korea or on the moon.. who knows?! ;)

    Happy Holidays <3 Love Jessica, Nordic Kpop TV, Norway <3

    OOOOOOOOHHHH YOU SOOO NAAASTYYYY~~ <3

    1 year ago
  290. I was tearing up while reading this blog post! It’s an end to an era, but the beginning to a wonderful new chapter in your lives. I have been following you guys for almost six years now and you have inspired me to take risks and chase my dreams! I was a teacher in China, a student in Korea, and soon to be a teacher and student again in Japan; all those wonderful experiences and memories I owe to you both because without your videos I never would have had the courage and confidence to pursue my goals. I am going to go to Japan this summer to teach English at a summer camp and then I will go to Tokyo to be a student. It’s really scary, but again you are an inspiration to me to push through my fear and do what makes me happy (even if it seems really scary!). I got worrying news a few months ago about my health and that too has inspired me to finally make choices to achieve my dreams and change aspects about my life I have wanted to change for a long time. I can only imagine how difficult, scary, and exciting this all must be for you both. Just remember that your fans will always be here to support you. Please, take care of yourselves and do what makes you happy!

    1 year ago
  291. Good luck on your new adventure! I’m excited to follow you and watch you pursue your dreams. You two are such kind and inspirational people. I started watching your videos soon after I started college, and now nearly five years later, I’m a semester of student teaching away from graduation. Through that time, you have brought me so much laughter and inspiration. Through times that I have doubted myself or doubted my dreams, you guys always remind me how big and wide open the world is. There are so many possibilities and so many things to learn. I have learned so much from you, and I hope to continue learning with you. Thank you! <3

    1 year ago
  292. Simon had better get ready for Martina to buy ALL the Sailor Moon things. XD

    1 year ago
  293. I’ve been prepared for this since you guys hinted at this in the NYC Meet Your Kimchi event. Also when you changed the name of your YouTube account it confirmed it. I’ve been following you guys for almost 3 years and I’m a big fan of you two. For me, it doesn’t really matter to me where you guys are or what you guys are talking about. As long as you two are involved, I know I’ll appreciate whatever videos you guys create. I wish for the best for you two and I look forward to seeing where your adventures take you. Good luck and have fun!

    1 year ago
  294. While I’m sad that you guys are leaving Korea, I am excited for your new adventures in Jaapn. I hope to see lots of food videos because when I went to Japan earlier this year with my friends we had a heck of a time there. I hope to see videos of Akihabara and in April the cherry blossoms. Regards to the EYK crew also as they move forward with their careers. Nippon daisuki! EYK daisuki!

    1 year ago
  295. It sounds wonderful that you guys are moving to Japan. As someone who went to Japan but wants to go back, I would suggest going to the ghibli museum and the Meiji shrine and the curry restaurant in ueno park and the fish market in kyoto.Can’t wait to see the next chapter in Japan!

    1 year ago
  296. Not really commented (at all!) over the past almost six years, but I wanted to let you guys know how much I’ve appreciated your videos, and to wish you luck on your new journey! I started watching your videos right in my Freshman year of college, and now it’s crazy to think that I’m finishing up my Master’s Thesis! You guys’s positive attitude was always a little brightness on even my most stressful days, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll think of Japan. Your videos, oddly enough, got me over my fear of trying new things, whether in my own travels abroad or even just in America, and I can’t thank you enough for it.

    Recommendations for Japan: Check out the Ghibli museum, and then head into the surrounding area for a really cool artisan scene! I also remember having really fantastic Shabu Shabu in the area, but I can’t remember where.

    1 year ago
  297. First of all, I am so sorry that Martina’s health is going worse. I’ve been a silent (but not stalker, I hope) follower of you guys on youtube for I think 4 years. I have loved your videos about Korea, but I am sure your new stuff in Japan will be just as great. Also I am happy that you have been able to make the decision to follow your dreams! I have been living in Japan for 1,5 years now in two patches, and just this autumn I mustered up my courage and moved here permanently. If you ever have a change to come visit Hokkaido, I will be happy to give you a tour around Sapporo’s most secret restaurants! Lots of love and good wishes for your new and exiting future. – Your Finnish follower @ Hokkaido

    1 year ago
  298. Well it will definitely be said to see you guys leave Korea and say goodbye to the EYK Crew; both have been such a huge part of the EYK experience. But my first familiarity is with Japanese language and culture, so it will be neat to see how you guys tackle that. And definitely best wishes to Martina for her health.

    And hey, now you’ll have no excuse when it comes to having to read Japanese. >:)

    1 year ago
    • It’s really humbling how amazing you guys have been at welcoming the Crew into EYK. It really meant a lot to me. It’s not really goodbye, though. We have the internets, and I’ll always think of myself as a Nasty!

      1 year ago
    • *sad to see you go, darn it

      1 year ago
  299. Hi Simon and Martina, I’ve been watching the videos you’ve made in Korea for about 5 years now. It has been amazing to get to experience Korean culture and to experience both of your personalities through your videos. There is nothing close to how well you two share the Korean cultural experience, and your channel is probably my favorite on Youtube. I’ve never commented on any Youtube videos before, but I really wanted to say to Martina that it is so.. touching and inspiring how you are handling an incredibly difficult challenge in your life. I know you probably don’t want to be gushed over, but it makes me really emotional to see your resolve and your positivity, and it inspires me to have more strength in handling my life’s challenges! You two are both incredible people, and I’m just lucky to get to watch the videos you make. I am so excited to see the videos that you’ll make in Japan. Your video of eating sushi in Japan is one of my most favorites, and I can’t wait for more.

    1 year ago
  300. Is it wrong that I want to give both of you a huge hug right now? Seriously. The sadness in both of your voices… </3 But you're absolutely right; you have to keep going on your journey. When you get too 'comfortable' it's the time to start moving. This part really resonated with me, as I'm currently in the middle of a career change after my job in my dream industry ended. But that doesn't mean I can't have another dream!

    I'm sorry to see EYK 'end', but am excited to see what new adventures you'll have in Japan. And wish the both of you, as well as Soozee, Leigh and Rose the best going forward. I stumbled upon EYK with an early FAPFAP, and have to thank you both for being a starting point of learning about Korean food and culture, and getting me interested in visiting one day. Visiting Japan has been a dream of mine for the past 20 years, and Seoul is right up there now as well.

    (Aside, I always wondered what happened to D.I.C.K.S. Guess this is the reason…)

    1 year ago
    • Good luck with the career change! Hopefully you’ll make it over here one day. Hope to see you when you do!

      1 year ago
  301. I am so sad yet happy right now :,). I CAN’T WAIT to see all your happy times in japan guys! Martina you are in my prayers all the time and I am glad you guys are going to go continue pursuing your dreams in Japan. I have only really been watching your videos for two years and I am too shy to ever really comment, but it feels like you guys have kind of become part of my secret family who I only ever get to see through the computer screen. You guys are such an inspiration to me and I wish you safe and happy travels once you leave <3

    1 year ago
  302. Hello guys.
    I hope you’ll find good medical treatment in Japan. If you’ll move to Tokyo and need any assistance – we are here for you! My husband working as a paramedic here, I’ll ask him which hospitals are the best in Tokyo for your case.

    1 year ago
  303. I found you when I was researching life in Korea after my husband was told we would be transferred to Ulsan with his job. We lived there almost three years (Feb 2011 to August 2013). We loved it! I was ready and confident to go to a foreign country with two small children because of you two. I watched just about every video in the archives, took notes, and loved walking into Home Plus knowing that they would have shampoo and how to tell which was shampoo and conditioner. I will be keeping you both in my prayers as you move. I still miss Korea, but I know there are new adventures ahead (even at my age, 44). I know you both have many more adventures ahead. My two sons and I have sent you all care packages, and will follow you to Japan. :) I think it is neat because you chose Japan. My husband grew up in Japan during his childhood while his dad was in the Air Force. His family still has many wonderful memories of Japan. See you on the other side!!

    1 year ago
  304. It’s okay Simon and Martina! We support your decision and WE LOVE YOU!
    It’s fantastic that you two are moving to Japan to experience new things and to further pursue your dreams of traveling.
    I know this will sound selfish and if it is I’m very sorry. But I’m happy that you guys are still continuing to make videos. I am one of the Nasties that have been watching your videos almost when you guys started making videos.
    Every time I watch your guys’ videos, I always smile, and laugh along. I even fangirl to my friends on how loving and caring you are to each other and how flippin’ cute you two are together all the time!
    Years ago, when I first started high school, just watching the videos helped me get through my depression and self loathing. Now that I’m in college, whenever I get depressed or stressed out, I watch your videos to help me get through the day.
    I know this is going to sound weird, but you two, Simon and Martina, are like a family member that I never had. And we want you guys including Spudgy and Meemers to be happy.
    (Gosh I can’t believe I am crying for just writing this comment.) I wish you guys luck, we love ya and we’ll see you later!

    1 year ago
  305. This is really exciting! I’m very happy that you guys are able to go out and have this big adventure. If anything, ever since I’ve started watching your videos, I’ve been thinking “I wish these guys were in Japan, since I’m studying Japanese culture, not Korean culture.” XD I’m also super jealous because one of my friends is moving to Japan this month, and I’m still at home studying while I find a way to get myself there too. :P Love you guys! ^-^

    1 year ago
  306. Hello!
    I have been following EYK since you first started your YouTube account many years ago. My boyfriend and I have always enjoyed watching your segments.
    I am currently working in Japan on the island of Shikoku. I would highly encourage you to explore areas outside of the big metropolitan cities. I currently live in a town of 10,000 in the countryside. If you ever want to connect, please do not hesitate to contact me! I’d be willing to help you out settle down. :) cheers!

    1 year ago
  307. Martina ~

    My name is Anthony and I wanted to let you know that you and Simon got me through my two years teaching in Korea. You two kept me upbeat and excited to be there even when I was terrified about the move, the culture and…just everything. I’ve been home in Rhode Island, USA for awhile now, but I still keep up with you both. I wanted to let you know that my cousin (and best friend!) has EDS and I see just how difficult her day to day can be. I am sending you both all of my positive thoughts and energy as you make this big life change and I know that you’ll both have such an amazing experience moving to Japan. Martina, I hope you know that you are wonderful and amazing and you will have such a wonderful experience in Japan. Never let your disability define you. I know that some days are harder than others (saying it mildly) but having Simon to help will make all the difference. I am sending you both my love and I know you’ll get through this! <3 <3

    Kisses!

    Anthony

    1 year ago
  308. Like many people out there I am a long time viewer and have been following you since the beginning. There is no way to describe how you have changed my life. When I look back, no where in the years prior to watching you (Simon and Martina) would I have thought that I would fall head over heels for Korea, and Korean Culture, So I have you to thank for that. I am currently learning Korean, and plan to live, and work in Korea one day, but I don’t know what the future has in hold for me quite yet.

    To Your Future:

    Though I am sad to see you leave Korea, I am excited so see you fulfilling one of your life goals, and living in Japan. Weather you keep making your videos, or stop, I will always be there and looking out for you. Throughout your video, and post I was coming to tears, but when I stopped to think about it, I realized that they weren’t tears of sadness, but happiness for the future in Japan that you (Simon and Martina) are about to embark on.

    Weather on my good, or bad day, you and your videos were always there to make it better, to allow me to explore a side of me I never thought possible, and for that, I thank you.

    Yours Truly, Craig

    1 year ago
  309. GUYS! I always knew you would eventually move on to Japan, but I didn’t think it would happen this soon. It’s unfortunate that Martina’s progressing EDS is the reason, but I’m glad that neither of you will allow anything from preventing your from following your dreams. You are both two of the strongest people I know. I can’t wait to see what new adventures you bring us from Japan, and other places you choose to adventure to in the future. It’s seems like FOREVER since I’ve commented here but I still follow ya’ll. Watch your videos on my Facebook feed and get a good laugh from you when I need it. I’m proud to have been a minor contributor to the EYK studios and see it put to good use the past three years. Love to you both, and good luck to every member of the EYK crew.

    1 year ago
  310. Hi Simon and Martina! I first heard about you guys about three years ago when I asked a friend about Korea since I was visiting for the first time. After going through a ton of your videos (mostly the F.A.P.F.A.P.s), I felt like I knew Korea even just a little bit and felt so much more comfortable during the trip.

    I’m visiting Japan in a week and while planning my itinerary a few months back I said to myself, “Man, I wish Japan had people like Simon and Martina doing travel videos to help noobs like me”. Turns out that’s a bit more true than I expected. I look forward to all your new stuff! They’ll definitely help when I do go back to Japan in the future. :)

    Get well soon Martina!

    1 year ago
  311. I’m super happy to hear about your move. ^^ I wish you all the best and I’ll be looking forward to your new content! :D

    1 year ago
  312. I really surprised eyk!
    I was watching your movies since I was in korea. Now I’m in sapporo, Japan.
    I’m so weird feeling but I will chear for your life. I love you~
    And Please come to sapporo :)

    1 year ago
  313. I am so excited for your future japan videos and congrats on following your dreams! No matter where you are I think we all will support you!

    1 year ago
  314. This is such exciting news! I hope Martina starts to feel better very soon. It makes me so sad to know she is in pain, because she is such an awesome person. I will definitely be following your guys’ journey and can’t wait to see your adventures in Japan. Congratulations! and much love to you guys for inspiring me and making me smile every time I watch your videos.

    1 year ago
  315. Could you visit Nagoya sometime? That’s where my grandmother was from. ^__^ I follow a couple people who live in Japan already but I cant wait to see your perspective and experiences on like cat cafes and other random things lol. Everything you guys do is wonderful

    1 year ago
  316. Why wait for a wheelchair to bedazzle? My best friend made her cane pretty awesome with some well placed bling :) I’m excited/nervous/happy for you guys, and I wish you were making this move without the pressure of health and mobility problems. But anyways… good for you guys chasing after your dreams. And Simon- are you still thinking about learning awesome makeup skills? That would be an interesting journey to follow along with.

    1 year ago
  317. Hi guys, I’ve been watching your videos for over five years now. I have always admired you as a couple and individuals and appreciated your sense of adventure that was distilled through Canadian eyes. I have had the pleasure of learning how to pack from you, quench my curiosity of Korean culture, salvitated over your food, deconstructed kpop with you and travelled with you.

    I just wanted to say to Simon that you are a very loving and understanding husband. It is so wonderful to see your love and sacrifice for Martina. I admire you and just wanted to encourage you.

    Martina, your strength and positivity is incredibly inspiring. Know that you’ve helped me want to be less of a complainer and not letting physical discomfort and pain change you and how your treat others. It is so easy to be grumpy and mean when I’m in pain. You show me a better way to deal with it. Continue to live with such grace and know that your life has changed and inspired your viewers.

    I will be following you guys to Japan and pray that you will have more adventures and memories there as well.

    See you in the next video! Love, Wendy

    1 year ago
  318. Hey there! I’ve been around for a long time, usually with various usernames due to the old comment system, amongst other things. I have watched your videos since the early days. I was looking at teaching in Japan and found your videos, and we’ll like most of the people likely here, we came for one reason, but stayed because of you guys. I think you guys have some sort of community super power lol. You created a niche where we all fit in. You satisfied our curiosities with your adventures and as you grew we grew with you in a way. It’s sad to hear about you leaving korea, but I’ve seen you guys say so many times that you want to see more of the world and live other places. Japan is naturally the next step, I mean come on. You guys geek out so much about it. And I look forward to the overwhelming raven food porn. Keep on exploring, we are with you. Now that you posted something that made me teary eyed I’ve been forced to make an actual account so I have no excuse not to participate again *coughlazinesscough*. I can’t wait to see the moving process. I geek about that stuff like crazy. It’s like an addiction. I browse apartments and houses when I am bored. And I hope the best for you and Martina. I understand how this can light a fire in you. For different reasons, but I get it. I feel like seeing the world is time sensitive for me too. Keep being you, guys. :)

    1 year ago
  319. First of all, I’m happy for you guys that you are able to follow your dreams. I am disappointed you are moving, but that is selfish and doesn’t make sense when I realize how lucky your viewers are that you have been able to stay in S. Korea for so long. Plus, I used to be into Japanese culture more at one point, lol.

    I have watched you guys since 2009 and look forward to however many years you continue to share with us, and whichever country you end up living :) Take care of yourself during the move, I hope it’s as stress-free as possible :D

    1 year ago
  320. I have been following you guys since 2009 and you are one of the greatest things I love about Korea. With that being said, I’m sure you’re going to be one of the greatest things I love about Japan in the near future. Goodluck to you both, and I am a Nasty for Life! <3 Hugs to you guys! You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

    1 year ago
  321. Reading this I got a little teary eyed, but I am so incredibly happy for you guys. I discovered you about four years ago as I started learning about Korea and Korean culture, and you inspired me to learn Korean so one day I could visit this amazing country. Two years ago I received a full scholarship to study in Korea, which was truly a dream come true. I never thought I’d be able to go to Korea so soon, and you’re videos helped me then when I was preparing for my first trip out of North America. Your channel has inspired me to travel and be myself, and helped me through one of the worst years of my life, where I was struggling with anxiety and panic attacks. I can’t say thank you enough for being such a constant happy, positive presence online and I hope that you guys have a wonderful time exploring Japan. I’m so excited to see the new content you will come out with in Japan, and I’m so happy that you guys are living your dreams!

    1 year ago
  322. <3 I can't wait to see your new adventures. The South's got nothin' but love for you ;-) I really hope you heard Tupac right there, that would make me happy. I for one am here for the long haul!!

    1 year ago
  323. I’m super happy for you guise! I know you’ve wanted to live in Japan for a long time now. Never fear, the Nasties love you. We loved you in Korea and we will love you in Japan or wherever else the wind might blow you.

    1 year ago
  324. I’m really happy for you guys and I’m admire you two for always deciding to pursue your dreams and finding the joy in life, whether it be in Korea or Japan or anywhere else. As a high schooler, I really look up to you and I hope that I’d be able to follow my dreams like you have one day. I’m excited for your new chapter in Japan and we Nasties will always be supporting you!

    1 year ago
  325. Wow! Wow wow wow! Such big news! I’m so sad & sorry to hear that Martina’s condition has worsened. :( But at the same time, I’m so super stoked & happy for you guise to move to Japan, as you’ve wanted to from the beginning. :D I can just imagine all the Fantastic new adventures you’ll have, especially when it comes to food. xD This is going to be Awesome & I wish you guise & the critters the Best: Good health & Safe travels! And Merry Christmas everyone! <3<3

    1 year ago
  326. I’m so excited for you as you embark on your new adventure! Godspeed!

    1 year ago
  327. I am soooo excited for you both. Can’t wait to follow your adventures in Japan.

    1 year ago
  328. I’m so excited for you both as you embark on your new adventure! Godspeed!

    1 year ago
  329. I’m excited for you two to begin a new chapter in your adventures, and life. I found your channel about a year ago and fell in love with it. You’re hilarious and just fun. You two have not only helped to make me chuckle when I’m feeling down but added some places to my want to travel lists, though you’re just passing through it makes it a less intimidating travel destination when you already put a familiar spin to it. I’m really saddened by Martinas (quite literal) pains, I hope in Japan that maybe you two will be able to find a doctor that can help to slow the frequency or at least intensity of her pains (I hope for none at all though I know that can’t happen). Sending much love your way <3 Can't wait to see your new adventures

    1 year ago
  330. i hope martina gets well very very fast and i wish you two the very best of luck in japan and i cant wait for the simon and martina japan chapter

    best of luck a huge fan from kosovo

    1 year ago
  331. A rolling stone doesnt grow moss. i know you guys will be successfull in Japan, because you are hard working and awesome, and you will continue to have me as a loyal fan and viewer. I wish Soozee and Leigh the best as they forge their own path in this world! FIGHTING!!!

    1 year ago
  332. Congratulation on moving to Japan. It take real guts and courage to move out of your comfort zone and I really respect that. I’m still gathering my inner thought to move out of my comfort zone . Its scarryyy

    1 year ago
  333. ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!! you guys are going to do amazing things, I know it! Good luck! On a side note, I know what it’s like to live with chronic pain. I have something called Trigeminal neuralgia. It presents itself on he right side of my face and feels like electric shocks or like someone is stabbing me. It’s extremely painful and there is no real treatment out there for it. It can prevent me from talking, eating, drinking.. A lot of stuff. Keep on rocking Martina! And Simon get more buff to help out wifey! Love you guys!

    1 year ago
  334. I’m sad to hear that Martina’s condition has been getting so much worse. I really hope, that she’ll have a great time in Japan.

    I’m currently living in Japan and was hoping to be able to meet you at the YouarehereCafe next year while I’m travelling Korea, but I hope, that you’ll have a blast in Japan!

    If you’re into really good quality Japanese Sake (like reaaaaaally good quality) and won’t treat yourself to something nice after all the moving stress, feel free to drop by my workplace in Shinbashi, Tokyo. It’s an Izakaya for working people (no all you can drink or sth, it’s really expensive!) but the food and the Sake are insanely good! Also, the female stuff is wearing Kimono ^.~ I’m quite sure that you would not be allowed to film, but it’s worth a trip if you want to drink something nice. Also it’s 1st floor, so no stairs involved!

    1 year ago
  335. Hi guys! I’ve never commented before, but I’ve watched all of your videos and diligently followed along for several years. I’m so sorry to hear Martina is struggling with her health. I will be praying for you. You both are a big encouragement, and I love seeing your videos. I have struggled with some invisible health things, and your videos always make me smile :) I’m excited to see your videos in Japan!

    1 year ago
  336. I am so happy for you guys that you are doing what is best for your health and your dreams, I am so gutted it happened at this time as I did try and apply for an internship with you guys for the summer and when I didn’t get a response I was obviously worried. Now I know the reasoning behind it I am so sad yet excited for you good luck in your Japan adventures and I can’t wait to see what you guys get up to, and martina I hope you start to feel better and that Japan helps you to relax

    1 year ago
  337. First of all: Congratulation! You’re moving to a new country and that is something to be excited about. Second: Good for you for pursing your life goals despite difficulties and being an example to us. Of course I’m sad that your leaving South Korea and that I was never able to visit the studio or cafe while you were there but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited for you. It’s just the bittersweet of one phase ending and a new one beginning. What your announcement made me realize though was how much you have influenced my desire to go to South Korea and live. It also made me realize that I had been (unrealistically) relying on you for support since I had daydreamed that if I had a really bad day I could go to Seoul for the weekend and visit the EYK studio in hopes of meeting you, when I really should invest my efforts in the people who will be near me. I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to go to South Korea but hopefully in a year or two. Best wishes to you and I look forward to your new adventures!

    1 year ago
  338. I know you guys stopped talking about K-pop a while ago, but is there any chance you’ll talk about J-pop in your new videos? J-pop has been my favorite music genre since I was in 3rd grade, so I think it’d be really exciting!!

    1 year ago
  339. Wow, what a fantastic new adventure! My original interest in Japanese food is what led me to discover you guise about a year and a half ago. I was hunting for ramen recipes and you guys had just posted your How to Eat Ramen Like a Pro video, I was enthralled with the idea of spicy Korean ramen, and I loved your guy’s video style, I immediately watched all your past videos I could find…lol. Because of you guys I have discovered a love of Korean food history and culture, that I had forgotten I had wanted to understand more when I was younger. We adopted my brother in the 80’s from S. Korea and as he grew up he never had an interest so I kinda pushed it to a back burner and focused more on learning about Japan which I was also interested in. Thanks to you guys I am saving my pennies for my first trip to Korea. I can’t wait to watch you guys explore and learn more about Japan. Good luck and sorry for the babbling comment

    1 year ago
    • Don’t apologize. Thank you for commenting, for being a Premium Nasty (aww yeah!) and for sticking with us for over a year. And, more importantly, thank you for the support on this move :D

      1 year ago
  340. I am sad that this chapter is ending, but uuber excited for you guys that you are making a new start, and are still wanting to share it with us. I will continue to support and be a huge fan of whatever you guys are doing. #eyk no more #drinkyoursake forever!!!! :)

    1 year ago
  341. I don’t remember when, but I know the first Eat Your Kimchi video I saw was the one where Martina made ramen and she imitated Nigella’s accent XD And the video was already old when I found it, but it was so funny, that I thought “I have to follow them!”. Even my mom knows about you, because I talk about you. I love you guys, I wish you the best. I’ll be looking forward to see your videos in Japan!

    1 year ago
  342. I am so excited for you guys! I have watched your videos since you were trying to work the washing machine. I was super ecstatic to meet in person on the Meetyourkimchi tour in Atalanta. I can’t wait to watch your videos of Japan and wherever else you guys end up!

    1 year ago
  343. Excited for the next chapter of your lives! And I did not realize Japan was a rabies free country. The more you know!

    1 year ago
  344. Wow I’m so excited for you guys! I lived in Japan for a year and. Half and I loved it. I was just thinking about how next year I’m going to Japan and I wanted to visit Korea so I was going to ask you guys about good places to go haha. But! Japan is awesome too! If you ever need a Japanese interpreter let me know! :D
    Good luck and travel safe!

    1 year ago
  345. I’m kinda teary after reading this and watching the video. You’ve been with me for the past 5 years. You pushed me to follow my dreams despite of the fear. So A BIG APPLAUSE! A BIG BOW! to you guys. Keep living as you want to. Keep dreaming. Keep us with you. You have your nasties for sure in Korea, in Japan, in Argentina ^^. I regret not taking my time to visit you back in 2012 when visited Korea. But maybe I can meet you in Japan next Spring! Martina, Simon, eatyourkimchi, fighting! with love (now I’m crying!)Lorena

    1 year ago
  346. To be honest, I’m definitely going to be sad that you guys are leaving Korea.

    BUT!! I’m EVEN MORE EXCITED that you guys are exploring once more!! Follow your dreams!! I’ll always be a part of the Nasty family no matter where you guys head to next. I can’t wait for more adventures with you guys behind my screen!!

    Hopefully, you guys will be settled by next summer because I’ll be visiting Japan and I’ve always wanted to meet you guys~

    1 year ago
  347. Simon, Martina, I love you guys! and it makes me so sad that when I finally am going to Korea, you all are leaving! But I completely understand!

    My sister and I have fibromyalia and my best friend and her entire family have EDS. I have had to brush her sister’s hair and dress her because she just can’t anymore. So you got to follow your dreams while you can! And from one invisible illness sufferer to another: WE GOT THIS!!!! FIGHTING!! and Simon you are so awesome! so sweet for always being their for your wife when some husbands wouldn’t be. That is a quality I look for and need in my future husband!

    Love you guys! I’ll keep cheering for you from this side of the screen! ^^

    1 year ago
    • Yeah I’m starting to have those days now where I can’t lift my makeup brushes to my face. *SIGH* BUT I’LL NEVER GIVE UP!!! NO WAY! Simon might just have to become a makeup artist…hahahah.

      1 year ago
  348. This is crazy guys. I found your original videos waaay back when you first started posting them. I was looking for information at 2AM on google about moving to Korea and stumbled upon a tiny black back grounded blog that referenced one of the few videos you had uploaded at the time. Your information and your love for Korea and love for life helped me make life decisions that ultimately helped me get me where I am today. When I first started watching I was unemployed and was not currently enrolled in university. I’ve since completed college, have visited Korea and have a great job. I continue to follow and support you guys in every thing you do. Thanks for helping make a positive influence in my life back when I was ready to give up, and here’s to many many more years together :].

    PS:Maybe Ill try sending that hard cover Shazaam compendium to you guys when your in Japan. Maybe their post system wont bust it in half and send it back lol.

    1 year ago
  349. I discovered your guy’s channel two years ago because I had been watching similar channels only based in Japan. I never had a real interest in Korea but you guys have changed that! I hope that one day I’ll be able to visit it. When ever I’m having a really bad day with my depression, I’ll go on your channel and watch videos. You guys have helped me get out and try to be as positive as I can on those bad days. I just wanted to say thank you for that.

    1 year ago
  350. I have been following you from your first vid and I am excited to see you grow in a new place and environment. People and places change over time and it is important to enjoy them as they are now and what they become in the future. Your videos inspired me to travel to new places.. I went to Japan and China this year and I plan on going to S.Korea next year and Singapore the year after that. Thank You…. don’t ever feel discouraged about reaching for the star… or Japan for that matter. Love always!

    1 year ago
  351. I’m shocked, but I’m not sure if it’s in a good or bad way. Probably a bit of both.

    I think it’s great you decided to go forward with your dreams, especially with Martina’s condition (though it breaks my heart to read that she’s been getting worse). If time is slipping away faster than you’d planned, then make the most of what you have. On the other hand I have pretty much always associated you with South Korea so this will be an odd transition to make, though I think less odd than if you’d moved to Kenya or something.

    I hope everyone associated with the studio will be able to find a happy place to be and that you’ll also find one in Japan. I’m a little sad to see you go so early after I’ve landed in South Korea, but maybe that’d give me an excuse to go to Japan (though my finances might not agree). I’m looking forward to more awesome videos! Not just about food, but about life in Japan!

    All the best to all of you guys! Stay safe, healthy, funny and happy!

    1 year ago
  352. I’ve been wondering when you would make the move! Though my own heart is in Korea, I have lived in Japan too, and I am very excited for you! I am excited to see what new wonders you will find and share with us! Best of luck to Soozee and Leigh. Change and adventure is path to happiness …
    VIVA LA SOBA!

    1 year ago
  353. I am so excited for you guys! Most of the time, change is a good thing. I have seen you both change in these past 2 years and grow exponentially. My fiancee and I are going to be in Japan on our honeymoon and we would love to say hi!!! Can’t wait to see where you guys go with this new adventure! Best of luck moving!

    1 year ago
  354. So sorry to hear about Martina’s health and the closing of this huge chapter of your life but I wish you guys luck and lots of success and happiness in your new life.I know how difficult and scary it can be to completely move to a new place and start again. I have been watching your videos for about 5years and always enjoyed them. As a lover of things related to both Korea and Japan, I know that I will enjoy the upcoming new videos.
    Good Luck guys!!!! <3

    1 year ago
  355. Firstly I pray that Martinas condition gets better and so she could enjoy her life to the fullest!! Have been watching u guys for 3 years now and will be in the future! Hope life gives u surprises and adventures!! And lastly we nasties will always support u <3

    1 year ago
  356. It is very sad to hear that you guys will be leaving Korea, but at the sametime I am so happy for the two of you for going after your dreams! I am sooooooooooo thankful for having had the opportunity to meet the two of you at the opening day of the You are Here Cafe~! (You guys signed my bank book ^-^ ) It looked as if this was a very hard video to make, but thank you for being so honest with us. I love you guys, and I KNOW millions of other NASTIES do too! Can’t wait to see what new videos you guys come up with! Please take care~! Love you guys (and Spudgy and Meemers of course!) <3

    1 year ago
  357. I find myself surprised and not at the same time. I knew you guys would eventually leave Korea it was just a matter of when. I’m also super excited and sad at the same time. I’ve followed you guys for years now and so I’m sad that you guys will be leaving Korea and the EYK gang splitting but I know everyone has to move forward with their lives. I’m excited to see more of your adventures in Japan! I’m sure you will both have awesome things to show us. I dream of going to Korea and Japan and hopefully I will be able to get there in the future. Keep strong! I’m rooting for you guys! :D

    1 year ago
  358. I wish you guys and the rest of the crew the best of luck with your new adventures. I hope japan is everything you’re looking for!

    1 year ago
  359. I for one am super excited to see Japanese FAPFAPs and… WANJs? WANT(okyo)s?

    1 year ago
  360. As sad as this makes me (since I was gonna look for the studio to take a pic when I visited Seoul next April….lol jk) I am happy you are reaching for your dreams and traveling to new places! I hope you create more wonderful memories and meet more wonderful people who inspire you to be you… as people, as a couple and as Eat Your Kimchi… or whatever you future name will be… Love always from Florida!

    1 year ago
  361. We Nasties have your back!

    1 year ago
  362. I’ve been watching your videos for six years now. You guys have a been such an inspiration in my life, and the reason I visited Korea (from Canada, eh) by myself! I’m so sad to see you two go but I can’t wait to see more exciting adventures. Good luck with your move Simon and Martina, we’ll be waiting for you on the other side. <3

    1 year ago
  363. As someone who’s been following you guys for 5/6years it’s great that you got to explore so much of South Korea especially the food ahaha. Now it’s Japan’s turn! :3 I hope the transition isn’t too hard on you!! EYK to the future~!

    1 year ago
  364. i usually never make a post on your videos although i literally have watched all of them, but since this is a huge announcement i decided to break my silence. I followed you guys way back when you guys did music Mondays weekly, and did the whole dances of kpop move year review and at that time i was just started to get interested in kpop, and it was nice seeing some one talking/reviewing/introducing new kpop songs that i end up enjoying listening to. And as i watch your vidoes i see you guys as almost friends that i never seen face to face or talk to personally but yet still able to connect and relate to. it’s wierd, and just wanted to thank your hard work and dedication, it must be tough coming to this decision considering how hard you guys worked to make the eatyourkimchi studio a reality and the you are here cafe. But it is for the better. I hope you guy the best.

    1 year ago
    • I also started watching you guys back when you did the music mondays in your officetel back in Bucheon. After following EYK for about 5 years now, I’ve seen so many changes and now I somehow see you as friends even though we’ve never met before. You guys made me discover all kinds of music (especially korean pop & indie) and I’m also blaming you for making me like so many groups, even when I didn’t want to xD. But I’m also grateful that you made more open to other kinds of music/cultures/life/etc.

      I already knew about your plans of living in Japan one day, and I was kind of afraid that day would come, I guess I also felt comfortable watching you do fun stuff in Korea for so long. Maybe I’m also addicted to your videos (I should really stop stalking you guys on twitter, its already affecting my procrastination level haha). So yes, I feel sad, but I’m happy that you guys are going to keep up with your dreams before it’s too late (to apologize~).

      There’s also one thing that I want to get off my chest once and for all (and sorry if its getting annoying). Although there was a lot of angry kpop fans, I pretty much became a big kpop fan because of you guys so I want to thank you guys about that. I mean like if you didn’t advertise bts/mamamoo/etc. that much on your radio show, I would probably not try their music until much later. Same thing for indie artists :)
      Speaking of which, does that mean that it is the end of you radio show? aww man :o

      Anyways, I wish you the best of luck on your new adventures. (I also hope that you will never forget about losing your pant in slow motion. I’ll definitely make Simon sing that if you ever tour in Canada again.)

      1 year ago
  365. I can’t wait to watch your videos and see you experience new things! Congratulations on living your dream and I wish you the best!

    1 year ago
  366. This is so surreal for me. I’ve been following you guys since about 2010, and EYK was one of the biggest motivators in my desire to come to Korea. In fact, I just moved to Korea in March, and you guys were one of my best resources for motivation, encouragement, and support (especially when it came to figuring things out here). Even though I’m going to miss all of your videos on Korea, I’m also excited that you guys are moving to another country that I am extremely curious about.

    Thank you both so much for all these years of wonderful videos. I hope you guys have a fantastic time in Japan, and I can’t wait to see where you go from here ^_^

    1 year ago
    • I’m so glad you finally made it over here! Thanks for watching; I’m glad we could help you figure things out!

      1 year ago
  367. So incredibly stoked for your new adventures!

    I’ve learned so much about Korea from you guys and can’t wait to learn lots about Japan. :)

    1 year ago
  368. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing how you guys develop your new adventure!

    1 year ago
  369. Wishing you luck and success from the other side of the world. I look forward to a lot more cool content and sexy food shots (COCOCURRY!)

    1 year ago
  370. Thanks for the many years of laughter and I can’t wait for many more to come. I will be supporting you guys! Martina, I hope you recover soon! I haven’t had the chance to visit Korea yet, but I am visiting Japan soon! =D

    1 year ago
  371. Oh my goodness guys. Im so sad and at the same time so proud and happy for you. Of course, Soozee and Leigh deserve their privacy, I completely understand. Martina, I really hope you find a terrific doctor in Japan, I pray you feel better soon. Simon, thank you for taking such good care of your wife and the Eat Your Kimchi Korea team. Japan is going to be a new adventure, but never forget that you can always go back home. I really wish you and Martina, Leigh, Soozee and Rose the best of luck and blessings.
    Love,
    Grisel

    1 year ago
    • I really hope we can find a doctor that helps. We’ve had very bad luck in Korea with doctors. Really bad…

      1 year ago
      • Hopefully Japan has more (and better) doctors to offer! I’m super excited for your big move! Please remake your first video in a restauraunt in Japan. And have a video on how to work Japanese toilets, how to use Japanese transit, awkward delivery food ordering, and maybe a video on the cute old taxi drivers Martina mentioned in a rent video. So many possibilities!!!

        1 year ago
      • Wait actually I found some resources for you… Not sure if links show up but I can email them if you like. Do links work here?

        1 year ago
      • My friends who live in Japan say that getting stronger medicine is very difficult. I really really wish you good luck. I hope you do some research and maybe are able to find doctors with experience there before you leave! They have very strict laws on medication from outside of the country… I’m worried that maybe you won’t be able to get the medicine you require. I know they use a lot of alternative medicine but I don’t know if that helps any… good luck ;-;

        1 year ago
  372. Happy that you guys will get to start over again, but also will miss the awesome memories from Korea~! Does this mean the EYK crew will dismantle? :/

    1 year ago
  373. I am so sorry to hear about Martina’s condition but every gray cloud has a silver lining, SO YOU’RE MOVING TO JAPAN! Which city have you decided to move to?

    1 year ago
  374. Wow wow wow. Wow.
    It seems like a bit of an exaggeration to say that this is a shock, considering I’m just a fan. But it really is. But it’s also very exciting!
    You guys have spent so much time in Korea, and you’ve covered so much about the country and opened it up for people that would otherwise have no idea. And as great as it was, it really must be time to move on. Y’all will fit in great in Japan, I just know it. Haven’t had the chance to watch the video just yet, and I feel like I’m basically reiterating what this entire post says, but I just had to comment.

    I’m super excited to see what kind of adventures you guys have in Japan.
    The language. The food. The Sailor Moon. The FOOD.

    1 year ago
  375. You go guys!!
    This is an awesome change and I can’t wait to see Japan through the eyes of Simon and Martina. I hope you guys know all the Nasties will stay and support you through this huge change in your life!
    Martina I hope you will feel better soon and we all hope for the improvement of your health.
    Keep up the great work guys! You have changed tons of peoples lives from you studio in Korea and you will continue to do so in Japan!
    YOU GO GUYS!

    1 year ago
  376. Wow, big, big news and changes. So cool! I wish all the best for the new adventures :D Japan have so many weird stuff to film! hahahahah

    1 year ago
  377. Wow. Wow. Wow. Also, wow. And did I mention, wow?

    Big news, kind of sad (Martina! Hugs! Gentle ones!), very shocking, but I am personally super-excited to follow your adventures in Japan. Thanks for being upfront with us about this, and anticipating and answering all of these questions.

    Best of luck with all the moving prep and actual move–I’ll be praying for you guys!

    1 year ago
  378. Yay for new adventures! Follow your dreams as far as you can and the Nastys will follow right along with you!

    1 year ago