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Drinking with Our Neighbour

August 30, 2016

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Hi everyone!

This is a weird week for us. We filmed this episode a day before flying out to Canada. We’re in Canada now! Awwww yeah! And we’re so jet lagged. So, my apologies for this episode being later than usual. I thought we could finish this episode in time, but between surprising our families and trying to stay awake, we’re just a bit late.

But we’re in Canada now! It’s so odd being here now, especially after living in Japan for a while now. Oh man. The culture reverse culture shock is strong this time around. After living in Korea for 8 years and jumping back and forth to Canada, we knew what to expect when coming back. But now, being back in Canada with the perspective of people who have been living in Japan as opposed to people who have been living in Korea is suprising. We’re really enjoying it!

As for our schedule, we’re working on putting together the video of us surprising our families right now as well. We’ve got some more things we need to do in Canada in between, so I’m not sure if we’ll get it up in time for this week. We also fly out to Las Vegas to see our friends on Wednesday, and then we’ll be with them for a week. They’re the same friends whose wedding we went to in Punta Cana a while ago, if you remember that post. Then we should be heading back to Japan after that.

Soooo, we won’t have a full Eatyoursushi episode for a while, but we have something fun, I think, planned in the interim. And we’ve got some videos we’re working on editing as well, which I hope we’ll have enough time to put together. Damn, I sometimes really envy people who can edit quickly. People who post daily vlogs amaze me. WE’RE SO SLOW!

Once we’re back in Japan, we’ll be able to figure out how our neighbour is doing. You know, we don’t have his email or number. We just speak to each other on the street. We knock on each other’s doors and just talk that way. It’s a very different feeling, but it’s one that I really like. Reminds me of what it was like being a kid again, on the weekend when you’d wake up early and take the bike over to your friend’s house and ring the doorbell. It’s so refreshing!

Side note: I don’t usually do this in Eatyoursushi blog posts, but I’m losing my mind over an album. I haven’t loved an album this much since D’angelo’s Black Messiah. Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” is so agressively gorgeous, and I’ve been playing it incessantly and Martina hates it and I can’t play it around her anymore but now that I’m writing this blog post with headphones on I can listen to it to my heart’s content. Guise: this album is so good. Might not be your cup of tea, but holy shitsnacks, I love it. The first three tracks are perfect. Ok I’ll stop now. I’m glad I can get that off my chest.

If you’re looking for Magical Mail Time, we’ve got it right here below. I wasn’t listening to Frank Ocean at the time. Instead, we were playing Rick and Morty’s “Get Schwifty” on loop, so you’ll hear a lot of that referred to throughout the episode :D

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  1. My friend/coworker is following his girlfriend to Nagasaki for the next three years and I can’t find any idea for a good going away present !

    Any help ? Pleeeeease (*-*)

    2 years ago
  2. To answer the skill question…. Martina goes into fill detail about why she hates Turtlenecks in the TL:DR about your favourite Animes, Mangas, and Manhwas. But it gets brought up often lol, for instance in the Kpop Music Monday Christmas Special JYJ is in a turtleneck and this definitely perturbs Martina. I feel the same way about sweatpants with elastics at the ankles.

    2 years ago
  3. The plums that grow in Washington state in the USA look just like those long ones!

    2 years ago
  4. Simon thank you for sharing your music obsession right now I was wondering what it was On your trip!!! I will check it out. Right now I just discovered Glass Animals. You should check them out I love their old stuff. Best song is Gooey and Toes!!!

    2 years ago
  5. I have to say that I have a hatred of dickies. My Mom loved them and bought a whole bunch of them for me to wear when I was about 12. I thought it was the stupidest idea ever but she insisted that I wear them (even under t-shirts). I used to tell her that she should just get me the whole turtleneck rather than those stupid pretend collars. That was one of the most humiliating years of my life. I mean really, under a t-shirt. Like anyone’s really going to think I’m wearing a turtleneck under my short sleeves (shudder). Sorry for the rant, but I really really hate them and would love to burn them all in giant bonfire. Anywhooo……I had mainly remembered Martina’s rant about the turtlenecks from when you guys went to visit your family back in Canada, but when I looked it up I realized it was the music monday with monster and everyone had already answered that. I loved your rant though :)

    2 years ago
  6. I really remember that Music Monday so well! I had discovered you guys a few months earlier, and I had started my mission to see all of your previous videos. When I saw this MM with Big Bangs Monster, I had to save it in my new youtube playlist called S&Ms best videos. Hah, yep. Martinas tantrum about turtle necks because T.O.P was wearing was absolutely hilarious. Who drives over ruined turtle necks with their car?! Martina does. After this I swore to be your fan forever, and I’m still not able to buy turtle necks.

    2 years ago
  7. I don’t even think turtles look good in turtle necks. I right when you said turtle necks I remembered you commenting on GD’s turtle neck in one of his music videos so I went back and looked for your reaction to Lets Not Fall in Love (because GD was rocking a very cringe turtle neck in that one) but I saw you did not have a video on that. So I remembered it was your That XX reaction where it was mentioned. Together we can rid the world of these retched garments. #Stopturtlenecks2k16

    2 years ago
  8. I’m not super familiar with Japanese cultural norms, but I believe that the reason your neighbor didn’t stop drinking is because (and I’m assuming here) you finished your drink. Leaving some in your glass (or food on your plate) notes that you’re full.

    Somebody correct me if I’m out of line!

    2 years ago
  9. MLE

    Okie so just a heads up, it is suuuper illegal to ride your bicycle drunk in Japan. You’re also not allowed to use your phone, ride with an umbrella, or anything that involves not using both hands to ride your bike. So I hope your neighbour is okay and didn’t get in trouble. Just thought you guys should know that it’s actually an illegal offense to bike while drunk, and the alcohol tolerance is 0.

    If you ever run into that situation again, the most polite way to get someone to drink water is to refuse drinks and instead ask for water yourself, and then order waters for the table and take your break together.

    2 years ago
  10. You guys got my letter!!!! It took like 3-4 months… No biggie! I’m Ethan, by the way. And it’s pronounced Lom-poke.

    2 years ago
  11. *Please* do a tl;dr on the Canadian / Korean / Japanese ‘culture reverse culture shock’. Was there anything in particular that really surprised you?

    2 years ago
    • We’re really thinking about it. There’s so much we’re talking about now over breakfast, how re-familiarized we’re getting with Canada. It’s so interesting.

      2 years ago
  12. You can hate turtlenecks all you want, but that’s not how you wear them.

    2 years ago
  13. K-pop Music Monday! Big Bang’s ‘Monster’. I loved Simon’s squeal as Martina ripped the turtle neck off of him. Then how she cut the neck off and backed over it with the car. Totally epic! Good times, good times!

    2 years ago
  14. Split ends! Hair is already dead.
    Grim…

    2 years ago
  15. “What’s with the turtlenecks is it easy for someone to draw?…Turtlenecks need to STOP!!!” Martina mention this in “Our Favorite Animes, Mangas, and Manhwas”. Here are some interesting facts about Turtlenecks :

    – Over time it grew and as a women’s wear, it became a fad, among teenage girls, especially in a lightweight form that emphasised their figures. It was not long before Hollywood was also exploiting this image as part of the sweater girl look.

    The designer Halston added:

    – “turtlenecks are the most comfortable garment you can wear. They move with the body, and they’re flattering too, because they accentuate the face and elongate the figure. They make life so easy: you can wear a turtleneck to work and then afterwards throw on a jacket, and it becomes very dressy. You can go anywhere you like”.

    Love you guys :P!!!

    2 years ago
  16. SIMON!!! I noticed that you wrote “holy shitsnacks”, I must ask you have you watched Archer? Because you are the only person beside Pam for Archer that I know (besides myself) that says that! I honestly freaked out when I read that. Also will you guys be getting more towels?

    2 years ago
    • Yes they watch Archer!!! Love that show put Sterling on list of names for my son but went with Oliver after Green Arrow instead.

      2 years ago
  17. There was a video while in Canada that Martina Simons turtle neck and murdered it with scissors in the street and I believe she even ran it over with the car. It was then left in the street to die.

    2 years ago
  18. Martina has shown hatred to turtlenecks in:

    1) Kpop Music Monday of Big Bang’s Monster. She drove over those things with the car and cut their necks.
    2) Kpop Music Monday of Troublemaker’s Now. She cried in that one skit over the idea of a cropped turtleneck that Hyuna was wearing.
    3) Kpop Music Monday Bloopers of the Un-Sausage Fest. She was saying that one girl from the group Stellar was wearing just a turtleneck and nothing else. Then Martina said, “I hate the turtlenecks guys”.
    4) Kpop Music Monday Christmas Special. Martina would go to JYP’s Christmas party, but he’s wearing a turtleneck.
    5) Kpop Music Monday of Sistar19’s Gone Not Around Any Longer. First thing in that review is the rant on turtlenecks.

    2 years ago
  19. Martina showed her undying hatred for turtle necks in the Kpop Music Mondays for Big Bang’s “Monster”
    I remember laughing for like five minutes when I first saw it because I also hate turtle necks and my mum used to make me wear them in winter when I was in elementary school -Shivers- Those were dark days…

    2 years ago
  20. Maybe not showing pure dire hatred for turtlenecks in those videos, but some more or less subtle hints are in “Our Favorite Animes, Mangas, and Manhwas”, also “Kpop Music Monday Christmas Special” and “Best Outfits of 2012: Eatyourkimchi Kpop Awards Nominees”. :D

    2 years ago
  21. Such a cute video! Sorry for interrupting you busy lives but, you put in the plum thing twice (once at 7:25 and once at 21:50). Sorry.

    2 years ago
  22. The little folded oragami are book marks – you slip them over the corner of your pages.

    2 years ago
    • I used to make the heart one but I’d write in it. I nvr new they were used as bookmarks!

      2 years ago
  23. The previous video where u got the dickies.. But I’m sure that don’t count…:/ I am ashamed !!! Anyway, have fun in Vegas, it’ll be 104 when y’all arrive!! Giving u guys a heads up, it’s hot up in dis biatch!!

    2 years ago
  24. I remember two videos Martina mentioned how much she hates turtlenecks: when you reviewed “Monster” by Big Bang and also “That XX” by GD!

    2 years ago
  25. when you guys made the kpop monday talking about Big bang monster , Martina cut a ton of turtle necks and even ran over with a car some of them , it was like a turtle neck kill fest XD

    2 years ago
  26. I can’t believe I didn’t try to find the studio to at least take a picture of it… silly me. More reason to go back to Korea!!!!

    Martina’s hatred for turtle necks is deep… so deep I can,t remember where it all began. On a whim I know she raged so much about Miss A’s Hush outfits which had turtle-necks belly shirts.

    2 years ago
  27. One video I especially remember Martina expressing her dyer hatred of turtle necks was the “KPOP Music Monday: Big Bang Monster” video. Martina was so infuriated over T.O.P’s turtle neck in the music video that she ran around outside (was it in Canada?) while cutting up a turtle neck of Simon’s. She also repeatedly ran over said turtle neck with a car, I remember all this because I couldn’t stop laughing! HAVE FUN BACK HOME GUYS :D

    2 years ago
  28. Great video but I got this weird deja vu about plums…..almost like I had seen it before…..;)

    2 years ago
    • Ah! I’m so upset about that. I thought I cut it away from the first part and pasted in the new part, but I just copied it and left the old one. I was trying to shuffle them around. >:(

      2 years ago
      • The house I grew up in (WA, USA) had about three of those plum trees (along with a bunch of other fruits too). I didn’t mind the segment being in there twice. It brought back memories of my childhood.

        2 years ago