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Too Old to Dance in Tokyo?

August 8, 2016

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Woohoo! 24 hour party people! We stayed up all night in Japan for the first time ever! Is this how young people feel? This is crazy! I think it’s surprising for us as well, because we did this on a Friday night, and we usually work Saturday and Sunday, so we can’t go out and party Fridays. But, in this case, we had made an agreement unwittingly, and had to go through with it. AND IT WAS GREAT! We caught the first subway back to Kichijoji, and were on a train full of really sleepy people. We met someone who knows our videos, and I talked with her for a bit, while Martina tried to fall asleep over and over again. But I wouldn’t let her! No way! If I’m not sleeping, she’s not sleeping. So she got a lot of wet willies to keep her awake. Interestingly, I didn’t pay attention to Martina for maybe two minutes, and when I went back to her to wake her up, she got mad at me for ruining her mushrooms. She was cooking mushrooms and I ruined them! This was all in her dream, of course, but the line between dream life and waking life was too blurry for her. And then I teased her about it for the rest of the day.

On Monday we went to Asakusa. It’s a bit odd, because our lives and our jobs aren’t very separate. Our jobs are to share our lives. And we do that a lot, but we also know that there needs to be a work/life balance in everyone’s lives. You shouldn’t spend every day working. Taking time off is important to recharge. For us, though, when we have our days off of editing and video planning, we still kinda want to be artsy. So we went to Asakusa, without any plans of shooting any kind of video there. We just got our cameras and wanted to take some shots. But now those shots are in our blog post, so was it work or wasn’t it? I’m not sure. Here are the pictures, though. We really liked Asakusa. It’s really pretty there!

Otherwise, we’re doing something a bit different with Eatyoursushi episodes now. We’re working on switching some things up, and one of them is to move our package opening to a different segment. Simply because we feel bad that stuff is going bad. It really makes me sad that so many packages have come in, and we’re taking so long to open them, and as a result some of the stuff has gone bad or melted. Now, we’re going to be more diligent with opening stuff, but we’ll do that on our bonus channel. Here’s the first instalment!

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  1. I know it’s not in this video but in the magical mail one, but I want to make sure Martina sees this. I posted it a few minutes ago in the YT comments, but since most really popular Youtubers only read comments the first few hours/days… Here it is :
    Martina, no idea if you’ll be reading this. But the Sailor Moon books might be the one mostly written by Lianne Sentar. I’m sure you’re really busy and all so you couldn’t go rewatch all the classic Sailor Moon anime, but she’s been a guest on a Sailor Moon recap podcast called Sailor Business. She’s been on episode 19, 20 and 33, 34. They talked a little about how she became the main writer for those novelisation. The podcast is also really funny. You should check it out.

    2 years ago
  2. Poor Simon with the salty udon. I always taste a bit of the mystery sauce before I pour it on just in case of things like that. >.<

    Guess the age.
    With the first one I way over shot because I was certain it was a trap. I said "she looks early twenties but this is the magical land of Japan so….mid 30s." but with the guys from Heroes I said 42! Woo!

    And Keiko (sailor Mars from the live action PGSM) I guessed 40s as well so I'm REALLY shocked she is only 29. I could have sworn she filmed PGSM when she was in her 20s…

    I gave up after that..I was just so thrown off as well.

    I know I'm too late on the skill test but I think he's like 13 (Doing some math – you got him early in your time in Korea, been there bout 7 years and he wasn't a puppy then.)

    I'm glad you guys have moved the mail time. I really love seeing the packages your fans send so I"m excited to dig into them.

    2 years ago
  3. My guess for lil Spudgy is something like 13? I know he’s preeeetttty old, and 14-15 is kind of pushing it for dogs, but little dogs also can live longer than big doggos. I still remember the first video where you filmed his adoption. Little shaved Spudgy. It makes me cry every time (I cry about dogs a lot).

    What kind of music did they play in the club you guys went to? I remember from the Korean nightclub one they play like normal/top 40s kinda stuff, not kpop like you may have assumed. I knew who the Canadian PM is! Trudeau! He seems like a great PM. I enjoy the bromance he has with Obama :). Thanks as always for the very positive and fun video!

    2 years ago
  4. Hey Simon and Martina! Hope you’re doing well and enjoying another day in Japan! I was just wondering what inspired the walking backwards kind of segment at the end of your videos? I’m always fascinated watching them! Also, Martina your hair is amazing, would you ever consider doing any more hair tutorials on your openthehappy channel? Have a fantastic day!

    2 years ago
  5. I feel like that Spudgy is between 12-15 because 12 is pretty old for a dog but, I think 14 and 15 is closer to Spudgy’s age (just a little hunch)

    2 years ago
  6. I think Spudgy is about 10-11. I remember you said how old he was once and thinking, “wow he’s just a little younger than my dog.” Teo will be 12 this fall. Our puppies are getting so old!

    2 years ago
  7. When I lived in Fukuoka there was this very weird thing about clubs which was: you couldn’t dance after 1 pm. There was literally signs on the door saying “Dancing Forbidden” with a ballerina and a forbidden sign on top of it and after 1 pm someone from the club would be going after you saying “Please don’t dance.”It was quite weird….

    2 years ago
  8. I’m pretty sure you recently mentioned that the Spudge is 13 years old. Have you guys tried setting up a small kiddy pool in the back for Sprudgy to cool off in? Our dog’s vet told us that one of the best ways to cool him off is to let him get his paws wet. It helps bring down his body temp faster than just drinking cold water. Good luck beating the heat, little guy!

    2 years ago
  9. MARTINA FOR PRESIDENT!!! I would totally vote for you :) We should have cool parking lots in every town- Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts- it would bring happiness to many. Cause there’s always that one guy that’s never happy no matter what. Love the pictures by the way, looks like a lot of fun! I’m guessing Spudgy to be 16 based entirely on the fact that I haven’t seen that number pop up in the comments (though everyone’s probably right and he’s about 12 or 13). Have a happy day!

    2 years ago
  10. Back in February 27 of 2013 you mentioned in the Spudgy Hates His Sweater video that he was around 9 years old. So based on that he’d be roughly 11 1/2 about now give or take a month or two.

    2 years ago
  11. hey, okay i’m just going to guesssss. i think spudgy was born on september 3 2002, because you once tolde us that he is 13 years old sooo i just went with that :3 ( btw if this is true this would be so kewl, because then he would be a little younger than me X3 )

    2 years ago
  12. This week’s question is a tricky one, since you guys adopted Spudgy when he already was a few years old…
    I’m gonna say 12, because of reasons

    2 years ago
  13. I think the Spudge is around 14! Old doggy, but he still be cute doe :>

    2 years ago
  14. Spudgy is 13 years old. I was just re-watching Eat your Sushi #19 where you are telling the story of it being too hot to walk Spudgy because of the heat. His age is pretty difficult to guess, he doesn’t look that old.
    I just recently found your channel and I love that you guys are Canadian (being a Canadian myself). Your little family is adorable, and I have fallen in love with your channel and especially your pets.

    2 years ago
  15. Are you guys planning on any Jpop Music Mondays? Those pictures are amazing btw! Glad you’re feeling better! Have a great week! ♥

    2 years ago
  16. Spudgy is 14!!!!!!! Because he’s too damn cute and old to walk in the heat of Tokyo!!!!!

    2 years ago
  17. Spudgy looks like he’s super dog old because of that extra regal snaggletooth and all cute dogs are immortal love babies forever, but I’m pretty sure you mentioned that he’s 13 recently. <3

    2 years ago
  18. Spudgy is 13 (Ive seen all your videos heuheuheu) So I’m going to say 13 because I remember from when you guys were talking about bringing your pets to Japan you said he was 13 years old and that he wasn’t supposed to live that long but that he did so he has definitely lived past his life expectancy #Teamspudgy

    2 years ago
  19. Hey, I think I actually know Spudgy’s age!! There is an adoption video from 2008, so Im guessing he is from 2007, which makes him 9???

    Im so happy I watched this video again yesterday!! Haha

    2 years ago
  20. YOUR PICTURES ARE AMAZING!!! I wouldn’t be surprised if you said you were professional photographers. I have a question about how you guys took these photos. When you take photos in a public place and a person is the subject of the photo, do you guys ask them if you can post the pictures on social media or on your website before/after you take the photo? I’ve been doing photography as a hobby and posting my photos online, and I’d like to have more photos with people as the subject or take photos in more public places, but I don’t know if it’s appropriate or OK to take candid shots or take pictures of people without asking first. I like the concept of people in their ordinary lives and I’m afraid that if I ask them if I can take a picture first, the pictures won’t be as authentic or that they’ll be too nervous. I’m also pretty shy and am pretty self conscious about talking to strangers on the street. Do you have any advice?

    2 years ago
  21. Hi Simon and Martina! I’m gonna guess Spudgy’s age to be 14 this year (though I’m not sure of the month). :)

    2 years ago
  22. If I’m remembering Spudgy’s draw my life correctly, he’s a similar age to my dog, Fudge, which means he must be around 13 years old now since Fudge is 12 but she turns 13 in September. :D Fudge was born with hip dysplasia and we’ve had quite a few scares over the years but, much like Spudgy, she just keeps pulling through! :)

    2 years ago
  23. Ngel, I squealed when I saw Miura Haruma’s picture (I love him~<333) come up xDDD In all seriousness though, I think you guys actually did well in guessing their ages…

    2 years ago
  24. Wonderful Eat Your Sushi as always, it’s a really great start on Mondays for me :)
    The wonderful Spudgy – I’m wondering if he is around 15 years old? His wisdom and experience in life is overflowing in his cute/ugly face for sure!

    2 years ago
    • Oh darn, I’m realizing now that he is 13 after reading all the comments T^T

      2 years ago
  25. Hi, guys! I lived in Italy for 5 months, then in 2014 moved to Germany. It was all for work and I did not get to see many touristy places, it was fun anyways! In a few months I plan to move to England. Someday I hope to visit Korea and Japan as well.I get this feeling when you get to a new country. The only advantage that I have is that I speak the languages of the countries I mpved to. It definitely helped.

    Martina? About Keiko Kitagawa? She played Sailor Mars in the Tokusatsu drama (live-action) “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”. That was in 2003-2004. 49 episodes + 2 specials. What can I say, it’s corny, cheesy and somewhat entertaining. Check it out if you want a dose of Sailor Moon as you never saw it before! :D

    2 years ago
  26. OMG guys I was just re-watching Spudgy videos the other day TTTT-TTTT so beautiful. I always almost cry in his adoption video, I’ve cried a few times watching it thought. In the Spudy draw my life you said that Spudgy is around 10 years old, that video was in 2013 and now it is 2016 so The Spudge should be around 13 years of age. Do I have to put that in human also… okay what is 7 times 13 mathie math… 91? omg thats very old… (I’m actually low key so proud of my deduction) wait i went on a dog to human conversion site (pedigree[like the brand]) and it converted Spudgy’s age to 68, so now I’m confused so I’m going to stick with 13.

    2 years ago
  27. I think Spudgy is 15. I’ve been binge watching your old videos; I’m at the You Are Here Cafe opening video. I think in a video somewhere around this time, you mentioned that Spudgy was 12 or 13. For some reason, the number 15 sticks out in my head. You might have mentioned it in a recent video. When you first got Spudgy, the vet said he wouldn’t live very long because of his many ailments. That was, how long ago, 6-ish years ago? He’s still here! You guys are so lucky!

    When our family dog had to be put to sleep last year (he was 14), we paid extra at the vet to have him cremated by himself, instead of with a group of animals (that’s how they normally do it, many at once). Now his ashes are on top of the bookcase in a box that looks like a wooden jewelry box, with his picture in a frame sitting on top of it. I also got, for my birthday, a necklace with a heart that has “Always In My Heart” written on the front of it. There’s a little chamber to put ashes in. So, I carry him around with me wherever I go. I only take it off to shower because I’m afraid of water getting into it.

    The point of my story isn’t to be morbid, but to let you know that these kinds of things exist. There are many types of jewelry that are made to keep ashes in. I got mine on Amazon. It’s comforting to have him with me all the time. It keeps his memory alive, and brings back the good memories of the time we had together, whenever I touch the necklace.

    TL;DR Spudgy is 15.

    2 years ago
  28. In episode 12 “Spudgy’s First Walk” username Astronaut asked “How old is Spudgy?” and Martina said he was he was 13 years old and Simon also commented that the doctor said that Spudgy was suppose to die at the age ten because he has a heart condition. But Spudgy is warrior “When life gives him lemons, he squeezes them right back into Death eyes.” Then in episode 19 “Silent Library” since it was freaking hot outside, a person ask if Spudgy was hot and Martina said “Yeah, he’s 13yrs old and he’s dying.” I remember when Spudgy did a Draw My Life three years ago and said he was around 10yrs old and mentioned how he was adopted and how he impressed Martina by doing the biggest poo. Man its been 7 years since you made Spudgy part of your family and I think he was 6yrs old at that time too. Time goes by really fast ^.^. Never Change Spudgy! Your an old, cool, cute dog!

    2 years ago
  29. I love all the pictures. I was just wondering about the one picture with the hanging wooden tags. Are those wishes written on those wooden tags that people hung at a temple? If so, did you guys hangs one up too?
    I also like the picture of the lady in the lavender kimono, so pretty.

    2 years ago
    • Thanks! I’m glad you like them. I think the wooden tags are wishes. We didn’t hang one up. I just thought it was really pretty :D

      2 years ago
  30. Spudgy is 13! You mentioned it in Eat Your Sushi #19, when your old neighbor (who speaks perfect english, like everyone else in your neighborhood) was worried about him being hot. xD

    2 years ago
  31. Hey Simon and Martina, just wanted to say thanks you guys gave me the guts I needed to make a big step in my life, I’m moving to Canada (alone) in a few weeks, and I’m actually freaking out, but as you said inthe video is more of learning to be an adult, so thanks for those words that indirectly cheered me up a bit. I also want to take this “new life” as you guys did: always positive and to see every single good and bad thing as a piece of adventure, please keep doing what you do and keep smiling.

    2 years ago
    • You’re moving to Canada? Awesome! Have a great time! View it as an adventure. Think of every experience as a story to tell your friends and family back home. Every success and every mistake, every stride and every stumble, all are great memories to share with loved ones over dinner and drinks when you get to see them again :D

      2 years ago
  32. Spudgy is 13? Final answer. :) I think that you mentioned in your video detailing the process of bringing Spudgy and Meems from Korea to Japan.

    2 years ago
  33. Spudgy is 13 in human years but 91 in dog years. Even thought he is old we still love him❤❤

    2 years ago
  34. In one of the more recent videos you said Spudgie was 13.

    2 years ago
  35. Isn’t the pupper 13?

    2 years ago
  36. Whoa! Martina as Tora-san??? Gotta watch the video right now! ^_^

    2 years ago