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Losing to an Old Man on a Cane

November 3, 2016

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Hi everyone!

Look at this! An Eatyoursushi episode! Though, it seems like this might be our last one for a while.

We had a lot of fun doing these episodes. I really like when we can talk with each other, bounce back and forth, tell stories, play games, and talk about life and all. Not only were we able to share our experiences, but we also were more aware of our experiences as a result of these episodes. If something interesting happened to us, we’d say “oh this is great for Eatyoursushi” and then we’d stop for a minute or two and absorb as much of the event as we could.

The drawback of Eatyoursushi episodes, however, was that they’re a huge commitment every week. Getting to the studio would take over an hour, as would getting back. Then we’d film for a few hours, and – since we’re old and don’t have the energy of younger whippersnappers – that’d be our day. And the bigger issue: editing an episode would take another 2-3 days. I honest to goodness have no idea how people can vlog everyday. When do people eat or sleep? We are so slow when we edit! Or maybe our computers are just old. I don’t know. But half of our week was gone, every week, for Eatyoursushi episodes.

The time we spend editing these huge episodes is time we could be spending going out and exploring new things. Traveling to new areas and recording new experiences. I want us to get out more, basically, and Eatyoursushi was getting in the way of that. We spent a week in Hawaii and recorded lots of fun stuff. What you didn’t see yet is what we did when we got back from Hawaii: we went to Aizu-Wakamatsu. We experienced our first onsen hotel, practiced in a dojo, went to a station where a cat is the stationmaster (no joke), and explored so much more of Japan than what we’re used to. And it really lit a spark in us.

So now, we’re planning our schedules to see other parts of Japan. We’re going to Kyoto in a couple of weeks. We’re discussing some videos in Fukuoka. We’ve got plans for more Kobe videos. And if you liked the Kurogi video, well, so did other restaurants, and some amazing ones are opening their doors for us to film. Some that don’t even let people take pictures with their phones are letting us shoot full videos there. There’s a lot we want to eat and see, and to do so, we’ll need more days in the week, and Eatyoursushi, sadly, will have to be given up for the greater good.

I think we’ll be able to make some really good videos in the process. I hope so, at least. We’ll still be publishing videos on Mondays and Thursdays. And now we might even have more free time to shoot other quicker videos in the middle, randomly. Martina just filmed another Martina’s Midnight Munchies video. We’ve got some TL;DRs we’re planning out as well. So stay tuned!

We’re still doing Magic Mail Time as well. We’ve got lots of packages to go through. We’ll be doing them as LiveStreams now, though, like we used to. We don’t have a settled upon time yet, though. So I’d suggest subscribing to our Bonus Channel and you’ll be able to get notifications when we go live! Here’s the one we filmed this week. More to come next week as well!

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  1. You guys should go to Fukuoka. It’s an awesome city (I lived there for a month). It’s famous for it’s ramen.

    2 years ago
  2. Since the Eat Your Sushi segments started, my long-distance partner and I have been setting aside time to watch them together every week. We’re definitely both sad to see them go after they’ve become such an important part of our relationship, but I’m excited to see the new videos y’all will be making!

    2 years ago
  3. I just want to say I love the music and hue edit for the old man race story. It was probably such a pain to do but it was GREAT! Thanks for that!

    It’s great to finally see how Simon got so crazy wasted. Lol. Thanks Dan!

    Negative Comments: I’m so glad that you guys have been able to overcome the negativity and trollishness on the internet. I know I am not strong enough to face those things and I always worry about my favorite YT people when I see such hurtful comments. I’m really glad that you guys don’t get hurt by it any more. Inspiring (even if you were toasted) Lol.

    Thank you for the direct link to your radio show! I have had trouble finding it in the past and it will be perfect for while I’m working.

    I’m excited to see the FAPFAP opening again! I’ve missed it so much! and WANJ! not as funny of an acronym but still great.

    OOH! Mail opening gonna be live again!! more chances to interact – maybe…if I’m awake! Lool

    2 years ago
  4. MLE

    Oh my goodness you went to Aizu-wakamatsu?? I live in Fukushima! I absolutely love the city and always bring friends and family there when they visit me.

    Did you check out the castle? Did you go to the old dojo? Did you apint akabekos? Did you eat soba and ramen and katsudon and try the weird icecream flavours at that place near the castle?

    This is so exciting! After everything that’s happened to Fukushima, the people here have been trying so so hard to convince people that it’s safe and still a great place to visit. As someone who lives here and has fallen in love with the prefecture, I’m really happy to hear that you went and enjoyed it. Can’t wait for you to share the Fukushima love!

    2 years ago
    • MLE

      Oh and basashi! I hope you tried that since you’re foodies who enjoy trying new things :) If you went to an onsen hotel in Aizu-wakamatsu I’m assuming it’s Higashiyama. That place is so super nice! If you’d ever like to explore more of Fukushima (our Aquarium is pretty awesome and so are the lakes and mountains) or volunteer with some of the ongoing relief efforts please feel free to contact me :)

      2 years ago
  5. Hi Simone and Martina, this might be completely out of topic and utterly cliche and the fact that im not much of a share-your-thoughts-to-the public kind of person isnt helping. that is why i have always admired you guys. I totally missed the opportunity of meeting you in sweden sadly (which feels like a decade ago) anywho the point is that that i have been struggling with a bunch of different addictions in my life but thankfully today im stuck here with only one addiction left and i just need to say that you guys have helped me a lot more that my practically non-existing family has ever done more than you guys can even imagine. Everytime i feel like falling back to my old patterns i turn on one of your videos and reward myself with imagining that one day with all the money i use on all that crap saved up instead of used I will be able to go to south korea and japan maybe even next summer and experience the diffrent culture and really become more intellectual. Im so thankful…never will i be able to express these feelings in words, not to sound to cringy but you guys are my rock and my anchor ^^. You guys are the most beautiful creatures and trust me when i say that i dont say this lightly.

    P.S
    I can not believe you didn’t run ahead and stand in line for the taxi Simone!

    /Kai (18 year old Somalian girl living in Sweden)

    2 years ago
  6. It’s sad to see the Eat Your Sushi episodes!~ but out with the old and in with the new right?~ I’m actually really excited to see the new adventures that you’ll be going on since I’m planning a trip to Japan and this would really help! Hehe~
    Like you mentioned (unless I imagined it lol) the EYS episodes really showed how much you guys have come since moving to Japan and since you are settling in and getting to know the place, culture and even language a bit more, you really don’t need document them as episodes. And well also like the time it takes to film and edit this is wild so it’s completely understandable!

    I can finally tune in to your live chats now that I’m finishing up school! Well unless they’re on nights I have work then I would cry when I’m able to finally send out my packet to you guys and won’t be able to see your reactions live T^T

    Lmao long comment but one last thing. If you guys are going to be answering questions anytime soon:
    Since Martina likes Sailor Moon so much, what is Simon’s favourite character? Like genuinely and not “Sailor Uranus cause ‘ur-anus’ hahahahaha -.-” And since Simon likes Final Fantasy, does Martina have a favourite character from that too?

    2 years ago
  7. I’m sad to see the Eat Your Sushi segment go but totally understand the reasoning behind it. I really like being able to see little bits of your week and listening to your stories and the answers to Nasty questions. On the other hand, I’m very excited to see more of Japan and more of your adventures! Half of your week really is a long time, especially when you could be out exploring the world. Adventure is out there!

    2 years ago
  8. Hi Simon and Martina! I’ve been watching, following, and enjoying your videos since December 2012 (and the radio show since you started) and it’s been fun to see all the changes you have been through. Looking forward to your travels about Japan and having more content/segments. I will miss your random stories and short video clips but hopefully you will find a new way to incorporate them. I am also really excited to have your live stream back since you often share random stories there and because I enjoy you personally interacting with your nasty audience.
    Could you please do a TL:DR or similar video reflecting on your first year in Japan as a whole? Also, could you please do a shout out in your videos for Soo Zee and Leigh’s Do Stuff channel? You know their videos are awesome. I’m sure there are nasties who would like to know they have their own channel now.

    2 years ago
  9. Change is good! New segments, yay!
    I’ve miss the FAPFAP and the WANK. But that was Korea now it’s Japan :O
    You are doing livechats again and it’s awesome <3 #NASTY
    Keep up the good work!
    Can't wait for the new videos.
    Love you from Sweden.
    //mimi

    2 years ago
  10. I love your videos! I was wondering what ever happened to your neighbor you went out drinking with before your Canada videos?

    2 years ago
  11. Simon is throwing some shade.

    I think you guys need to take new pictures for the challenge with EYS gear on!

    2 years ago
  12. Finally watched it! Really enjoyed it – Dan! such a trickster! LOL! I’m sad to see this segment go but I’m excited to see what’s next. I hope that you still find a way to tell your cool short stories though. Maybe some kind of clip-trip-roundup that doesn’t have to be as formal. Hahaha if you have time.

    2 years ago
    • I’m trying to think of a way to share our stories in our regular videos. We’all figure it out soon, I’m sure :)

      2 years ago
  13. Though I enjoyed all the Eatyoursushis, shorter, more frequent (and more manageable!) videos sound amazing; I can’t wait to see everything to come!

    2 years ago
  14. Hey guys,
    just wanted to say that drunk Simon might just be the funniest version we’ve seen so far. Also I’m super excited to get to see more of Japan. And I always loved the TL;DR the best so very happy to hear them getting a comeback ^^ Thanks in advance
    Roos

    2 years ago
  15. Haven’t had time to watch the video yet (later today, I promise!) but the food in Hawaii one was awesome and the new music made it fresh, I just didn’t want to wait so long to comment again (did read the blog though) and I wanted to just suggest something about the editing. I think that over the years, you guise have tried too hard to perfect the scripting of your “unscripted” videos since you stopped doing KMM. IMHO, it’s completely unnecessary. If you fumble and make mistakes, if they aren’t too bad, just laugh and keep going because that feeling, it’s a great part of your videos as well. You end up including a lot of the flubs in the outakes anyways so then you wouldn’t have both the original AND the bloopers to edit. Also, then there would be less editing of the original as well. You may not be satisfied with just tape and upload, but less editing would totally be fine and definitely less stressful at the time of filming as well – “too much outdoor noise” “microphones failed” “smudge on lens” “mixed up your words”, who cares? Life happens and your candor is part of what sells your videos, I would just go with it more. Even the EYS episodes TOTALLY don’t need the intro bits, they are nice, but kind of like filler. You could do equally well with a one or two sentence screen of text between clips that wouldn’t require studio time at all. Also, a livestream from your home for opening packages would be awesome – I’ve missed the virtual connection of the livestreams. Living the adventure and sharing it should be your focus, not editing it into a boutique experience. Save those heavy edits for special projects, not day to day and I guarantee that you will end up editing less overall because you’re more relaxed and the end result videos will seem more genuine for both you and us in the end.

    2 years ago
    • I’d like to be able to not be nit picky about our videos, and to cut back on editing time, but I don’t think we can. We like putting time into our videos. I’ve always felt that there are three people in our videos: Simon, Martina, and the edit, and this third person has a voice, too. And we like that voice. It thrills us when we can get the right music for something, or when we can get a good filter, or zoom in. We often edit with a big smile on our faces, stop what we’re doing and call the other person over to look at what we’ve just done and have a chuckle.

      I don’t think we can give that up. We just need to do it for a video that isn’t nearly half an hour long each time :)

      2 years ago
    • To qualify: you might think that the world is not ready for “Simon and Martina:UNCENSORED” and maybe you are right ;) but your videos probably only really NEED broad strokes and touch-ups when it comes to editing. My husband used to edit videos back in the day so he and I really appreciate the hours that go into each and every video but most people probably wouldn’t see a huge difference. In fact, sometimes you get nitpicky with conversation scenes and it turns out somewhat chippy-choppy when playing it straight through would be smoother viewing, if more a awkward presentation. Being a decade older than you, I wouldn’t want you to look back on these years and remember all the late nights editing more vividly than the experiences themselves. When it comes to editing, either acquire a dedicated editor or only self-edit for half as many hours as the video took to shoot. A tough rule, but do-able in the long run. While you have obligations with respect to the videos as a job now, you have to live your lives for yourselves too. Good luck. :3

      2 years ago
  16. Loved your video guys, and glad your back safe.
    I was really shocked about the negative replies you guys were getting, it just didn’t gel in my brain! You guys are just so positive and bubbly, you always give me laugh.
    But I love that you have now turned a negative situation into a positive one – this can be applied in so many everyday uses (not just the internet).
    Im looking forward to your new adventures, and keep up being positive – there are a lot of people that support you :-)

    2 years ago
  17. Hey guys!

    I’m more of a lurker than a commenter, so you probably don’t recognise me, but I’ve been a huge fan for about 5-6 years, and your videos always brighten up my week so much. I’m so glad that you didn’t get discouraged and stop making them back then! Funny thing is that, the more I think about it, you guys have really helped in shaping how I think about the world as I grew up. I went through a rough couple of years (the details of which are irrelevant, really)and as a result I was quite negative. These days, however, things are a lot better, in big part due to therapy etc., but sometimes I sit back and chuckle a bit at the sudden realisation that I’ve actually adopted a lot of your positive thought patterns and your humour, and how that has really brightened my life. So thank you for that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart :) I really look up to and admire you guys.

    I’ll be honest: I’m really going to miss Eat Your Sushi. I looked forward to it every week, because it was so lovely just to hear your stories and hear you guys chat, and get to know you better as people, and that’s not to mention the fits of laughter! That being said, I’m also really looking forward to what you guys will show us next! But, as a suggestion (I don’t know how you guys would feel about it), and IF it fits into your programme, maybe you could do little catch-up videos every now and then? Much shorter than EYS, of course, maybe even just during Magic Mail Time or something – share a couple stories as you’re opening packages, and add in a little more chit-chat. Nothing formal, really. Just a suggestion, of course! Really looking forward to seeing more of you guys during the week, and watching your new adventures! Keep your chins up :)

    2 years ago
  18. yay! it’s nice to have another video from you guys ^^ and if this is the last eatyoursushi ep that’s fine, it’s not like you won’t be still posting videos. I’m sure I’m not the only one in saying that as long we still get content from you guys-be it as sit down segments or random videos- it’s all still great because you guys are what make the videos funny and awesome!
    More restaraunt videos? oh boy~ I reckon you’ll need to put a disclaimer before the video to tell viewers to watch while eating to ease the pain hahaha

    2 years ago
  19. !!OMG, “Mordney Present gave it out”! I died laughing & Queen Fat Fat Taco Head going, “Mmmph!”, in decisive encouragement was like an arrow to my heart ^_^ too much cuteness! Congratulations, Simon, on winning the Olympics! I’m looking forward to the new video format with more food & travels also, you guise did a fantastic job addressing trolling & negativity: kudos to you both for not letting any of it get you down anymore. I wish I had the personal strength to turn negative thoughts & criticism around like that. Thank you for yet another great Goal to aspire to.

    2 years ago
  20. I love you guys so much! I’m so bad at negative comments on things. I tell myself in my head that I’m not going to take things personally, but I always end up feeling like a little kitten that just got kicked. I keep telling myself that one day I’ll be able to laugh about this. I’m glad that you guys have found a way to be able to. I would have been super sad if you had given up because of a few that have a bad attitude when there are so many of us that love you so much. Fighting!!!

    P.S. I’m way excited to see your new traveling videos :)

    2 years ago
  21. So happy to have you guys back <3

    2 years ago