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September 26, 2016

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another week of Eatyoursushi!

Silver week just passed, which is a somewhat big holiday week, though not as big as golden week. People don’t get the entire week off this time around, but they do get a couple of days off. One of those days being Respect for the Aged Day, which I think is just a totally delightful concept, and one that I think is kinda lacking in general where I grew up. I like Japan’s respect for older people. It makes getting older a little less scary :D

Here’s a story we didn’t tell this week: on the Respect for the Aged Day, I stepped outside for something, I don’t remember what, and I saw our lovely old grandmother neighbour. She was dressed up in a nice, business professional outfit. I greeted her, and she told me that it was Respect for the Aged Day. I told her that she should be staying home: she’s too young! She had a good laugh at that. But then she told me that she was going out to have lunch with her family, and her mother would be there. HER MOTHER! She said her mother is 90 years old. NINETY! That’s amazing! So, when we finally find a way to adopt our grandmother from across the street, that means we get a GREAT GRANDMOTHER AS WELL! I’m squeeing with delight! Fun fact about her mother being ninety: we mentioned in this video how, if you’re over 100 years old in Japan, the government gives you a silver sake cup. Well, turns out that there are so many people over 100 now and it’s costing the government a lot every year, so they’re trying to find ways around it, supposedly. Ha!

One thing we didn’t share on video: on Tuesday we actually went to the YouTube Tokyo Studio as guests for a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare event. We got to play it, and got lots of footage from the whole event. It was amazing! I never actually was that into Call of Duty beforehand, but now that I played this I’m actually really interested, and would love to go online to get obliterated by people and to listen to all their trash talking. We couldn’t share any footage of the event because we need clearance for it, and Eatyoursushi episodes are usually published very last minute, but we should be able to put together a video with what we’ve got soon! If you’re into Call of Duty that is. Or even if you’re not into it, watching us suck might give you a laugh.

Otherwise, this Thursday we’ve got an amazing video to share with you guys. We filmed it months ago and have been working hard on it since. It’s unlike any video we filmed before. We really hope you like it. We’ve been working so long on it YOU BETTER LIKE IT AHHHHH! Ok now to get back to work on that video. Here’s magic mail time if you’d like to see us continue being silly and weird :D

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  1. Hi Simon and Martina! My boyfriend and I love your videos :D We totally relate on so many levels. My boyfriend also thinks that I should be the keeper of keys because he used to always lose his before. Once he left his keys in the car door overnight, but no one stole the car (probably because we lived in a college town and all poor college students feel for each other). I would suggest getting a lanyard, except sometimes when its really hot, the part that touches your neck can get really gross and sweaty. (I don’t know if people regularly wash their lanyards? Personally, I’m too lazy to.) Instead both my boyfriend and I use carabiners to hold our keys. He hooks it on his belt loopies (as most guy pants come with belt loopies) and I will hook it on the strap of my tank top or the side of my purse when I’m not wearing pants. The jingle of it when you walk might be annoying at first, but now we have gotten used to it and when we don’t hear it, we know right away its because we left our keys somewhere.

    2 years ago
  2. So for the losing keys thing, I don’t know if this would work for you guys, but I got my boyfriend a Tile. It’s a Bluetooth transmitter that you sync up with your phone. You can put them on anything- keys, in your wallet, on your bike, etc. the app in your phone tracks all your devices and you can even have the devices play a little tune to track your items down. You can also press a button on your tile to ring your phone if you lose that!

    My boyfriend misplaces his keys around my apartment all the time, and the tile always finds them :)

    2 years ago
  3. I’m vegetarian and I’ve visited friends in Japan a couple of times and it really depends on where you are. In Tokyo I had no trouble at all, but in Osaka I had a much harder time trying to find vegetarian food in restaurants. Italian places in Japan are usually safe because they always have margarita pizza (tomato+cheese+basil) but I went to a pasta restaurant in Osaka and the chef was insulted when I asked him to remove the pancetta from the dish because he said that the flavour would be ruined. My Japanese friend had to argue with him to get him to serve me anything because he took it as a personal insult. Normally we would have just gone elsewhere but we were in a hurry. Yokohama had the most amount of vegetarian food I’ve ever seen in Japan, including the delicious burger chain Freshness Burger which made bean burgers from scratch! Convenience stores were surprisingly great everywhere because they had things like wakame onigiri, ume onigiri, fruit sandwiches (is that dessert?), boiled eggs, and pickled veggies. Bakeries often have savory vegetarian foods too, which is perfect if you’re in a hurry.

    2 years ago
  4. Martina! I know your like sailor moon a lottttt, and I stumbled upon this Turkish guy who played sailor moon songs by violin! I guess you will like it! https://youtu.be/daBw5AgOoI4 <– You may check out this guy if you want! Just wanna share with you :) Love you n Simon ! Kissesssss

    2 years ago
  5. STICKERS EVERYWHERE!
    Hey guys! Hope monsoon season is treating you kindly~ You had stickers ALL over your apartment in Bucheon. Stars and leaves on the wall and coffee and tea in the kitchen. And a donut on the cabinet. And sneakers by the door. There was also a yellow star in the kitchen at some point I think. In your apartment in Seoul you had stickers all over your makeup mirror and even stickers on the drawers in the room where the litter box was.
    P.s. gotta love stickers~

    2 years ago
  6. Hey Guys n Gals. Just a quick hello and some love of appreciation for your work. You ROCK!

    2 years ago
  7. About the locking/not locking door thing, I agree and disagree with you guys. On one hand, leaving your doors unlocked once is probably not going to do much – it is very unlikely anyone will notice/check if it’s a rare occasion. But, I know a lot of people that made a habit of being sloppy with security and got robbed because someone eventually noticed. For instance, a friend’s place of employment had these meetings with all the employees (which normally work on the clients house, not there) always on the same time and day of the week, and they left the door open so people could come in. Eventually, the wrong people noticed and used the opportunity to enter the house and rob everyone there. And it was in a nice, residential neighborhood. A similar thing happened in my house – we mostly left the gates locked, but one person would often leave it unlocked after getting home from work. Eventually, a group entered the house right after he got home and took everything.
    Of course, this depends a lot on the area and everything. But tempting fate is never a good idea :x

    2 years ago
  8. Talking about seeing through space and time, I’ve discovered the hard way that me and energy drinks don’t mix! I didn’t know what it was…couldn’t sit still for about 3 hours :(

    2 years ago
  9. My favorite and funniest sticker situation is: when you guise moved into your new house in Japan, you realized there were stickers all over your furniture and walls. Simon went bonkers and tried to de-sticker everything (like the lights on the ceiling, which was double stickered!)

    2 years ago
    • The sticker brand is “Licso”? (could quite hear Simon clearly). But he said nearly everything had those stickers e.g. the lights on the ceiling, the doors, the sink, the faucet, the toilet-roll dispenser.. Then Martina joked that for every sticker Simon removes, she will replace it with a new sticker on the water-filter XD

      2 years ago
  10. Keys… They keep losing me. Fun story, as a Dutch person, bikes are very important to me. Bikes are also the most commonly stolen goods in the country. So when I came home very early in the morning after heavily celebrating my birthday, my drunken brain forgot to lock my bike. Not realizing this I only noticed the next day that I didn’t have my keys anymore. Thank god my bike was still in the stand (which was higly unlikely in this particular neigbourhood) however, the keys of my bike were gone. So there I was, looking extremely confused and just realizing this was going to be an awful start of a new year when the people of the house next door started knocking on their window and waving at me. They actually saw that my bike was unlocked, took out my key and then had a person on watch for me to appear. They gave me back both my keys and a large amount of faith in humanity. \^o^/

    Oh, and my boss recently also mentioned I should start acting my age. I was in fact acting my age, but my critical thinking and vocalisation of the following (mostly negative) conclusions was apparently not what they wanted from my age.

    2 years ago
  11. Stickers are synonymous to y’all! XD

    Back in your old apartment in Bucheon, y’all had black and white coffee and cupcake stickers all over your kitchen cupboards, bear stickers on your fridge (to protect from food thieves of course) ,shoe stickers on the walls near the entry way, robot stickers on your front door, further back y’all had blowfish stickers on your mirrors and shower door and cupcake stickers on your kitchen cupboards back in your older apartment (the first officetel one you made a video about)

    Y’all had stickers all over the eat your kimchi studio, and recently in your house in japan y’all have Spudy and Meemer stickers all over, like near the front door, the gigantic cupcake meemer sticker in the living room, stickers on your pet food dispensers, kitchen cupboards, samurai spudgy sticker in the bathroom, spudgy and meemer sticker all over Martina’s makeup drawers in her makeup corner (near the washing machine), robot sticker on top of the light switch in your bedroom, and stickers all over Martina’s bike. An knowing Martina’s sticker addiction, y’all probably have stickers all over your current studio as well!

    2 years ago
  12. Your 2nd office tel in Korea had amazing sticker cupboards!!! The cupcake stickers, tea + coffee stickers and your bear sticker guarding the fridge were so iconic to me back when you guys lived in korea (along with the checkered bench hehe). thinking about that office tel makes me miss KMMs, but I’m so happy that your channel has grown and developed into what it is today! STICKERS 4 LYFE (need to order eyk stickers!)

    2 years ago
  13. Ohhh myyyy. The little laundry room in your studio with the robots had my favorite stickers! I miss that little gray room with Robot-Simon and Robot-Martina (and her inappropriately placed buttons). That’s also where you guys had the Mini Mini Marshmallow Sticker Booth! You guys had so many good and fun times there making stickers. :) I wish that thing sprouted wings and flew with you guys to Japan!!! Mini Mini Marshmallow Sticker Booth…. #foreverinourhearts

    2 years ago
  14. Hey There,
    I think my favorite sticker situations were when you guys put yourselves on the stickers, Once at a Korean sticker booth,(for cultural education of course) with Martina explaining every nuance of the machine and the cool coatings, and again at a Japanese arcade when you became awesome mech warriors. It didn’t show you actually putting them on anything but hey, it was fun. Also loved Simon’s walk around you home showing every surface with stickers, even the water filtering pitcher! Awesome

    2 years ago
  15. Eat Your Sushi Episode 4 at 25:08 you were putting stickers on your bike!!! (wiping hands proudly) I really wish that I could ride a bike around but where I live it’s just too scary. Not like people are going to mug you type scary but the cars just don’t care that you’re there kind of scary. We have a kid that rides his bike to work and has been hit by two cars in the last 3 months. They don’t even stop. He flew off his bike when they clipped the wheel and they just drove off like nothing happened. So, the long lines for bike parking is such a novel thing for me to see. Most places around don’t even have a place for you to park your bike. In the restaurant where I work, most people with a bike will ask if they can park it in the foyer area so it doesn’t get stolen (and boy howdy will it). As for things in your house getting stolen, that mainly happens when you have a nice house that looks like you have nice stuff in it. My house is old and a bit run down. I’ve even left the door wide open for a couple of hours at a time and nothing has gone missing (you might get some random pets that want to come visit though) I will also say that I only do that when I’m home in the summer cause sometimes it’s just nice to get some airflow when it’s super hot. So, maybe it’s just cause someone is obviously in the house and most people in the area have hunting guns. I don’t know. As for the act your age thing. It is my goal in life to never ‘act my age’. The only reason I haven’t dyed my hair some nice strange colors yet is because I would lose my job (I’m also not allowed to have my nails done…sigh) but in everything else I like to go all out. I proudly wear my sailor moon kit. I have on multiple occasions worn my totoro corset and fastener. My sister and her niece made huge elaborate headdresses, dressed up nice and went out to dinner. When the waiter and several people nearby asked the occasion they said ‘Why it’s fabulous headdress Thursday of course’. Most people thought it was fun. I figure the people that are grumpy about it don’t have the confidence to do cool things themselves and want to deny that enjoyment for others so that everyone else can be as miserable as they are. End of rant…..

    2 years ago
  16. 1) Dominion rules! I’ve spent many a “crazy” weekend night sitting around playing.

    2) ‘Act your age’ offends me as well. I’m in my early 30s. I haven’t had natural colored hair for ages and I have tattoos on my arm that look like stickers (Kermit the Frog, Simpsons doughnut, Mario question block, puzzle piece, Rebel Alliance insignia). I find that most people out in world are genuinely tickled by these quirks but those that are poopy about it make me a bit angry.

    3) I love your old, old officetel kitchen stickers! The cupcakes were so cute!

    2 years ago
  17. The Eatyourkimchi mobile was covered in stickers. And every place you’ve owned has had stickers and decals on the cupboards. Like your second place in Bucheon had the coffee and tea stickers, and your newest house has stickers on your overhead cabinets.

    I really love the vibe they bring in your videos, I look forward to one day decorating my own house with stickers and decals :D

    2 years ago
  18. Hey guys,

    Simon, just get yourself a carabiner (not necessarily a pro one, even the touristy ones sold in a bajillion minishops will do) and some paracord (ideally, but any fairly resistant string will do). Look on Amazon for carabiner keychain to get inspiration. Now, the pre-made keychain carabiners are usually too short, but you can adapt it with a bit of paracord, make it long as much as likey and ..hey presto…if you leave the key in the lock, the string will either pull the key to you or keep you latched to the door. As a bonus: did you know cars with electronic keys are stolen even more often than the regular ones? Reason: some are hackable. So maybe you’re better off having a couple old locks, as it takes a decent lockpicker to open one, as opposed to a bored script kiddie scanning electronic doors.

    Ciao!

    2 years ago
  19. Couldn’t you just replace the door lock with a smart or digital lock? Something like August Smartlock (https://www.amazon.com/August-Smart-Lock-Keyless-Smartphone/dp/B00QUGXOBU/ref=sr_1_6?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1474916902&sr=1-6&keywords=nfc%2Bdoor%2Block&th=1). I imagine that there are Japanese brands that could do the same.

    2 years ago
  20. *Rolls down the sexy window* “Hey girl, can I buy you a drank?” “No!” “I’m driving so I’m not allowed to drink because I’d be illegal and irresponsible!” “I like Milk!” “Milk is good for me too…Hop in girl!” “Eatyourkimchi Mobile pick up mad honeys.” “You’re dreamy!” :) The Eatyourkimchi Mobile had the best stickers! You were both so excited to see it when it was done. Seriously…those Spudgy and Meemers stickers on the window…cuteness overload!

    2 years ago
  21. Team Martina! (I believe in you Martina!!!)

    2 years ago
  22. I may have a really silly question, but I am visiting Japan in the future but I am also allergic to nuts! How do I communicate a nut allergy? Is this something that is well known in Japan? I want to eat all the tasty foods but Im not sure how often nuts are used in dishes and I’m a little worried about becoming ‘that’ awkward foreign customer >_<

    2 years ago
  23. This is from a while ago, but I can explain the police “whooping stick” mentioned a number of episodes back. Long story short, it’s a traditional martial arts weapon called a Jo. Read on for a bit more lengthy explanation/background:
    There is a Japanese martial art called Jodo (completely separate and different from the much more widely-known Judo), which uses a wooden stick (called a Jo), similar to a bo staff, but only 128 cm (~4 ft) tall. Th Jo and Jodo were invented in the 1600’s by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi to defeat the famous swordsman Minamoto Musashi. Eventually it was incorporated as a way to police, in particular, drunken and unruly, yet also dangerous and socially influential, samurai; using a Jo allowed police to subdue swordsmen (via whooping of a precise and well-timed nature) without dealing serious injury or death. Japanese police have carried on the tradition of using the Jo as a non-lethal policing tool, from what I understand they are still often trained in a policing form of Jodo (“Keijo-jutsu”). All this said, I’m not sure how often Tokyo police actually use it – the only time I know of is when a friend once asked a police officer for directions, and they used their Jo to draw a map on the ground, ha. Anyway, its something not so many people have heard of, so I’m happy at the chance to share some info – if you have the opportunity, you should see if there’s a local Jodo group/club and see it in person!

    2 years ago
  24. OKAY I’M CHOOSING TWO DIFFERENT VIDEOS FOR THIS! Just in case most people use the same lol
    FIRST: I was rewatching your videos and ended up with a “places Simon and Martina have lived in through the years” and remember that apartment in Korea that came with a “mom included”? In that video, you guys showed us the stickers in the kitchen. The bear for “protecting” the food and the coffee cover with the cup stickers and the “Would you like some coffee?” one too.
    SECOND: Livechat! The time when you got the stickerbooth for the Eat Your Kimchi Studio! The guys in the back looked like you both. You were so excited!! Clazziquai Project was your first interview and they you had their stickers. It was the beginning of many funny kpop stars stickers!

    2 years ago
  25. There are so many great stickers, how can you expect us to pick?! <3 BUT if I had to choose, I would say that the Lucky Memes and Samurai Spudgy above your front door light switch are the cutest!!!(Although My fave though is the sprinkled Donut you have on your cabinet in the 'How to make Korean Ramen' video.)<3 Hope all is well! Have a fantastic day! Lurve, Snowy.

    2 years ago
  26. Team Martina! (Simon). Stickers!: when Martina showed us the Korean Sticker Booths; Simon got really bored(clip Simon sleeping). That was the first time I saw a sticker photo booth. I was so surprised at the options you could have. They even had sailor moon substitution bodies #sailormoonisamazing. But my favorite sticker moment is when you guys got a new fridge and Martina stickered the whole thing. ::gasp:: Continue being awesome you guys! I look forward to your videos weekly. Much ❤️ from Illinois!

    2 years ago
  27. The clip about Martina answering the YouTube comments was curiously titled, “Bike Parking Line Up”. I feel like I’ve seen that before somewhere. I wonder if there’s any other title that would fit that clip better…

    2 years ago
  28. A Schlage lock would be best for your front door and it seems to be available in Japan. i use it for my door and it’s been really great.

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/Schlage-Deadbolt-Century-Lock-Company/dp/B018GUKH7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474864599&sr=8-1&keywords=BE479+CEN+619

    As for your bike lock, Bitlock seems to be available as well.

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/Bitlock-Bluetooth-operated-bike-並行輸入品/dp/B01JVX8JOK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474864753&sr=8-2&keywords=bitlock

    2 years ago
  29. My favorite is when Martina was putting stickers on her bike and then she said,”Have you seen our Brita?”

    2 years ago
  30. It totally is BTS and the song you are thinking of is War Of Hormone. ^_^

    2 years ago
  31. Q

    I am TEAM MARTINA because I think we always deserve a slice of cake!

    2 years ago
  32. Off the top of my head: Cupcake stickers at your second office-tel in Bucheon. Stickers on Martina’s green bike in Japan. Stickers on the water filter in your Japan kitchen.

    2 years ago
  33. You know its funny, there is actually an anime all about getting those deals in the market late in the day. A show called Ben-To is about enterprising youths that don’t have a lot of money battling it out for the last of the packaged meals at the local market.

    2 years ago
  34. You had stickers on your kitchen cabinets in bucheon. Cupcakes and stars. :D just thinking about it is making me miss kpop music Mondays. seriously that kitchen was so cute!

    2 years ago
  35. Something sticker-ed? (is that a word???) Going to throw it back to your first office-tel tour video. SO many stickers in that one! :)

    2 years ago