Yikes @ the death threats though. 52 min; DEC 3, 2017; Tokyo's Best Ramen Tokyo's Best Ramen. First thanks for replying. March 14th, 2015 . to all of us. Part of the message of our channel is to give people the courage to live somewhere else, and living overseas can be intimidating, especially if you have a disability. Simon says even when he sees a new kpop video, he doesn't even want to watch it because it's basically traumatizing as they now can't shake this strong association between kpop and anger. Simon and Martina, a Canadian married couple, lived in South Korea for eight years before moving to Japan in 2016. f(x)‘s Amber sat down with Eat Your Kimchi‘s Simon and Martina for an fun interview in the latest video released on March 14th. Are they extras in the next Bladerunner movie or something? It's all done and dusted now but see how well they did with their predictions. Next, Simon shoots, and he seems to really like it and he’s even a good shot. Martina shoots first and gets hit with a casing in the forehead, quickly learning the importance of wearing the safety glasses. Keep making them videos and inspiring normal sane people who tolerate the existence of differing opinions. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is accused of being 'transphobic' in furious Twitter row after suggesting people born male should not be allowed to compete in women's sports How do you not become conversational after living in Korea for 7 years. Both Simon and Martina have nothing but criticism for Logan Paul, whom they deem to be disrespectful and rude, even before he uploaded his controversial "suicide forest" vlog. It was a total nightmare.They’d “surprise” us at our office and demand to see our business papers etc. But, he is … Haha it’s like that brain panic! Martina, did you feel like you were watching your child do nasty things during Kevin’s part, cause all I could think while watching it was “Kevin wuut? We closed down our business and studio, said our goodbyes, and started anew in Japan. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I liked them when they first started their channel but they got out of hand as time went on and like others said in the comments they didn't handle criticism well which made it worse. And if anyone tries to bring up the valid criticisms, they hide behind the harsh ones as a means of deflection (don't know if thats intentional or not, though). They discuss. it wasn't as lucrative to them anymore + kpop fans kept calling them out on their shit routinely, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. However, if you too have listened to the (controversial) lyrics and/or watched this video and thought to yourself, “Seriously… WTF?”, then check out Simon and Martina’s review and commiserate. Holy fuck that hair and makeup. Simon Stawski (born 20 January, 1983 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a blogger/vlogger, as well as the co-owner of the Eat Your Kimchi website and YouTube channel with his wife Martina. Hong Jin Young and her thesis plagiarism: A summary, Billboard's 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2020: Critics' Picks, Simon starts off by saying "Remember when we used to do videos about kpop and everyone was so angry and now we don't do that anymore and people are a lot less angry?". But for sure, we absolutely became stagnant with our Korean language learning and never got to a point that we could give speeches or have intelligent conversations. Martina Navratilova has suggested that female players could boycott one of the most prestigious tournaments in tennis after its chief ... sparked controversy on Sunday when he said: “If I … And they did some bs sorry you were offended apology. We're still trying to figure out how to do this YouTube thing. But Mr. Chomsky sir, how are you the same age as them when you are 88? Sure, no one is stopping you from doing what you love, but its undeniable that you ended up taking advantage of the support entrusted to you. Martina Navratilova is a Czech-American retired Tennis player. How in the world did you think we ordered from menus and on the phone and filmed it all BEFORE we had a staff? This page was loaded Dec 25th 2020, 10:28 pm GMT. There was no easy way to stop our lives in Korea, but it had to be done somehow. You can’t just hire a Korean speaker and say “yup that Korean person is me, go get me MY business visa with MY face and name on it”. Dude. Welcome to our little slice of life. Justice Minister Naomi Long said it could cost up to £800m and Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson infuriated innocent victims by stating the money was largely for "those who fought Britain's dirty war". Lots of stupid and triggered people out there offline and online. IA. do more videos on retro Japanese video games and car culture! Eat Your Kimchi was a production company based in South Korea that publishes videos featuring the two creators, Simon and Martina Stawski. but we pushed through. : Pages in this category should be moved to subcategories where applicable. The goal’s to create an inviting space where they can hang out with their fans and host special events (since their studio space is for work only). Can you help them out? This category may … Simon says that even just bringing it up now makes him feel icky and is why he feels like he never wants to talk about kpop again. The left-hander is the only player in the world to have held the World No 1 spot for both … I see they are now focused on Japan only. /sarcasm, i like their japan content and generally i have no problem with them but... sorry not sorry all the hate they got started when they posted that infamous interview with shinee despite sm ban them (they even made a blog post bragging about how they made sm managers angry like lol really? Walking now without a cane is a challenge. Martina Anderson, a Sinn Fein MLA based in Derry, had come under fire for the distribution of the Troubles pension scheme on Twitter. Simon and Martina, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. they were seriously every bad stereotype of foreigners going to teach English in Korea x100. I actually had a question for a while. April 5th, 2018. The only reason Simon and Martina annoy me is because they acted like they were way too high and mighty to eat McDonalds during one of their fapfaps. First as a Korean, let me apologize on behalf of all the assholes attacking you for your own justified reasons to leave Korea. you proud of that?). This week on EYK radio, Simon and Martina take on the most controversial K-pop topics of the past week. She talked about how since she was an English teacher, in class, she would dissect some of the bad English in Kpop songs to teach her students about proper grammar and such. And it's easier to treat Martina's condition in Japan. We'll let you know as we partake in the Korean food we miss the most: Korean Fried Chicken. Martina explained that when they first started out she loved kpop; everything was new and fresh and she genuinely enjoyed it and it was a great way to connect with her student. We're happy to see where the world takes us :D. I know we're not everyone's cup of tea. This is a bigger issue for them. Hi Simon, really nice to see you here. Simon and Martina chose Japan over Korea and Korean netizens are not happy about it. They tried running a business in Korea without knowing any Korean. Thoughts on the Logan Paul YouTube controversy France? WOW! Also, they chat about the controversial wins, and some award categories they're super confused about. Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald procured a live apology from her party colleague Martina Anderson during a radio appearance on Wednesday morning. typical english-native nonsense, no other language culture is as arrogant and quick to point out non-natives' grammatical mistakes. I too am a little saddened to see B.A.P going in a different direction from their earlier work (totally their prerogative, and hey, if they kept doing the same stuff over and over, we’d probably all get bored pretty quickly). I’ve been watching your content for years and honestly this community you’ve brought together is filled with such amazing and beautiful people. They moved to Japan because they were always more interested in Japanese culture. Hey Simon! Edit: I also get the impression that, much like every other basic culture info/reaction channel, they never had any appeal to anyone that lived/lives in Korea. I don't feel sorry for them at all. Thanks! Martina mentions they would deal with death threats everyday. They're not just upset, or angry, about that video though. She also admits that her hands are a shaky wreck. If the fans had known, they would have funded all that money to someone else who WASNT going to leave Korea shortly after. as if the very notion of someone treating english as a mix of funny catchphrases insults them to their core. Simon and Martina discuss the controversy around YouTuber Logan Paul and the backlash over a recent controversial video he filmed in a Japanese forest. But that would have been super helpful. I actually had a question for a while. Hi, I'm Simon! Even as an ethnic Korean, I get lot of strong opinions and accusations of being a shill/traitor/turd....so I definitely know the level of crazies you are dealing with....I read through all the Korean and English comments on youtube and I was cringing hard af. Dunno why people get up in arms about them. Amber takes on Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans in “Eat Your Kimchi” interview. And I don’t know why people think STIIIIIIILLLLLL that we didn’t speak or read Korean! I started watching after they moved to Japan! We're not sure yet. I hate to be blunt, but it's very 뻔뻔 of you to end up ultimately use that global support riding on the hallyu wave and fufill your personal desires to see the world. they've said some dumb and insensitive stuff over the years but i don't believe for one second that people HATE them with a passion solely for those reasons and not because they also weren't choosing their bias groups for kpop music mondays etc. Martina also has a medical condition that was difficult to treat in Korea. I forgot about that! Thoughts On The Logan Paul YouTube Controversy. Name: Simon and Martina Stawski Age: 33 Nationality: Canadian Occupation: Vloggers Likes: Eating, coffee, discovering new music Dislikes: The words “moist, leotard and puce,” and celery After roughly 8 years in Korea, Martina's health got a lot worse because of her having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. [Edit note Aug. 1: On thoughts on the controversy in general, I recommend checking out Simon and Martina's TL;DR video on their thoughts. K-pop stans need to reconnect with reality. Martina & Simon ya’ll are an inspiration to all Nasties out here. That was just what I took from that video, anyways the question is do you guys still feel that way about Japan and Korea or with time maybe your point of view has changed? Simon flat out says they almost quit YouTube because of angry kpop fans despite loving making videos so much. , Japan seems way more foreigner friendly to entrepreneurs. Despite being grumpier and more sarcastic than Simon and Martina, his honest assertions about the country he lives in somehow feel less contentious than the couple’s regarding Korea. WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon added: "She will be greatly missed by her millions of fans around the world." The Desert Eagle .50 caliber is next. Meanwhile, my ranty blog post focuses on something different midst the whole thing so...] So to further justify their decision to terminate Hwayoung's … . I don't like their videos but it's their life and you can easily just not watch them if you don't like them. The massive TMZ/EXID controversy - was this a case of racism? At first, they got a lot leeway because there just wasn't any other foreigners producing content in Korea. Famous YouTubers, Simon and Martina, incurred the wrath of Korean netizens when they released a vlog entitled Japan or Korea: Did We Make the Right Choice? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Weren’t these the same people who basically begged their subscribers to donate money so that they could keep living in Korea and then up and left? A subreddit for news, culture, and life on the Korean Peninsula. What do you have to say about this academic article written about EYK. Starts @ 1:06 They can stop the pity party in regards to their kpop days any time now. Martina is in denial about what a fat cat Meemers has become! Press J to jump to the feed. Holy shit i finally decided to move to japan after watching that video. It was just...hell. Maybe health will prevent us from living overseas much longer and we'll go back to Canada. They acted just like a typical problematic white person in SK, that's why they got hate. Martina mentions there were times that she cried her eyes out and wanted to quit being a youtuber bc all the hate. And gradually, foreigner Youtubers that did speak Korean started to pop up, so either they had to up their game, or move elsewhere. Simon and Martina discuss the controversy around YouTuber Logan Paul and the backlash over a recent controversial video he filmed in a Japanese forest. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Martina is actually making an effort to learn Japanese in a way she never did with Korean. And how they even talked about it with Amber from fx. Poland? And we realized that if we don't move to Japan soon, she might not ever get the chance to enjoy it as she wanted. We had to get going before we couldn't go at all. She said she didn't understand because she would think that these multi-million dollar companies with perfect everything would want perfect English as well (basically, for what I discern, her point was that they wouldn't mind their English mistakes being pointed out). They just stayed in Korea because that was where they got their first jobs abroad. I think that a good amount of people were harsh on Simon and Martina for bs reasons but I also think that Simon and Martina received a good amount of criticisms that were well deserved and they failed to properly address well. But when she tried to incorporate that idea into their Kpop Music Monday videos they got backlash [for pointing out English mistakes]. As a result, they uploaded their first video on YouTube as an attempt to show their parents that they were safe, which was a video of them eating sundubu-jjigae at Incheon International Air… After marrying, the two moved to Bucheon, South Korea in 2008 to teach English abroad. Our plan was one year in Korea, and then the next year Japan, and then after that, somewhere in Europe. I love watching your videos on Japan before I go to bed and I dream about living and starting a business of my own in Japan! Simon and Martina Stawski met in 2005 during a poetry class at the University of Toronto, and both earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Art. After that, our YouTube channel got bigger than expected, and we started expanding. Didn't they have a gender guessing game at one point? They sent their fans to attack someone I knew who criticised them after seeing them being rude at a restaurant in Seoul, so I'm just like 'mmmmm, nah, you had the options to be actual adults but you decided to use your power to attack someone who was still a teenager at the time for reprimanding your behaviour'. At the time of their arrival, there had been threats of violence between North and South Korea. Some Rage for Simon and Martina's critique of "Troublemaker" We don’t mind it when people disagree with our opinion, but we do mind when people say that we’re racist, classist, sexist, and misogynistic, based off of misconstruing what we’ve said into something completely false, and attempting to interpret our secret or unspoken intentions. TBH, I didn't pay too much attention with EYK (I guess its because I'm Korean and already know the ins and outs) but your Japan videos are what really inspired me to start the process of moving to Japan and become a fan. They are known for their videos which compare the differences in Korean and Western culture. never stopped them from milking their fans they gained from their kpop videos. Vlogging White Privilege Abroad: Eat Your Kimchi 's Eating and Spitting Out of the Korean Other on YouTube: Vlogging White Privilege Abroad. They also made a business partnership that handles all the paperwork for them, so they're just normal employees now instead of entrepreneurs. I mean I get it, our videos are in English, but we clearly read and order things in Korean in many many many of our videos. I actually identified a lot with your experience in Korea as a Korean diaspora. But even now, if you’d drop us off in Korea in any small town, we’d have no problem communicating! Hi, I'm Martina! I loved watching you guys when you lived in Korea, however after the video "Japan or Korea" was posted stopped watching and not because you said this or that about Korea, but just because that video made it look like you guys were really not happy in Korea and all previous videos you posted were an act just to get more views. Welcome to everyone, including native Koreans, Korean diaspora, and foreigners. There is NO “leeway” at Korean immigration and with the lawyers in Korea we dealt with for opening up a business as a foreigner with NO government backing and NO Korean investor. This is a bigger issue for them. simon and martina controversy 28/11/2020; Administracja ON-line 26/10/2020; PRZEGLĄD KOMNIARSKI 25/09/2020; BRAK WODY NA OSIEDLU 21/08/2020; DO POBRANIA; Rajska Jabłoń I; Rajska Jabłoń II; Rajska Jabłoń III; Rajska Jabłoń IV; Rajska Jabłoń V « Administracja ON-line. I'm not a fan and definitely not the demographic they aim for, but it was something about martinas health issues. In one of the latest episodes of their podcast, Simon and Martina talk about the hate they used to get when they made videos about kpop and how their lives have become a lot less stressful since becoming food vloggers in Japan. Wikimedia Commons has media related to YouTube channels. Now we’re shifting our brains towards Japanese but we’re still slipping into Korean. 10 Korean Youtubers You Should Be Watching. They put the idol world into perspective and I appreciate them for trying to put that out there. I wanted to live in Asia and was trying to decide between HK, Korea, Singapore and Japan and by far Japan comes out on top. After the first year in Korea we realized we really liked it and wanted to stay longer. I’m not going to deny that. Basically, we didn't plan on living in Korea forever. They are gross and I wish they would just leave asian people alone. To my knowledge, you ran a kickstarter project and collected some $100,000 from die hard korean cultre fans promising a studio in Korea, in hopes that you can keep putting out more korea related content. I hope we can be less abrasive in our future videos, and we're honestly making an effort. What happen? We had to visit immigration every 3-6months in which they’d grill us about how we must be money laundering or running a scam or in the prostitution business. Climbing up the stairs of our studio became almost impossible. Hi Simon, really nice to see you here. The vlog compares living in Japan vs living in Korea. 283K likes. The recent B.A.P controversy (which I apologize for even bringing up at this point) is the prime example. I watched a few videos a friend showed me before I moved here and then never had any reason or desire to interact with their material. Spain? We hoped that, by uprooting ourselves for a second time, even in poor health, it might inspire people to do the same if they're looking for something different in their lives. We're back in Korea after two and a half years. Here is the video where they announced why they were leaving for Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXRIKiR5_kY. Thank you for what you do, for sharing your stories, and bringing so much inspiration, laughter, and happiness (lalalalalallalalalala. ?” I definitely feel like it was very classy and sensual and I don’t get why people made such a fuss about it. YouTube K-pop personalities Simon and Martina of Eat Your Kimichi were outspoken about his opinion. Simon and Martina tell you about the best Ramen in Tokyo that (for once) doesn't make Martina sick! I want to commend you on a job well done, it's not easy to be a foreigner in a homogenous society without any exposure to multiculturalism. For them to still not take responsibility shows they are still shit. I will be running a startup in japan instead of korea due to the bureaucracy and lack of business ethics , sick of 우리끼리 culture. And they … I MEAN death threats aside (which is super gross) even if they feel this way (they are entitled to their feelings and a lot of times the hate was really ott to be quite honest), they just sound really ungrateful I mean they build a career out of making kpop related content to begin with and a huge chunk of their fanbase were/are kpop fans. Also as a Canadian (vancouver rep!) They're not just upset, or angry, about that video though. happpinuus!) How much has changed? Simon and Martina spoke enthusiastically about their newest project: You Are Here, an Eat Your Kimchi coffee shop near Hongdae station! But they lived in Korea for 7 years, and never became conversational. Now obviously I don't agree with death threats and the Kpop community can defiantly be too much sometimes but the criticism was well deserved. simon and martina controversy . 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