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Eat Your Kimchi
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Eat Your Kimchi on SBS PopAsia! Simon and Martina bring you all the latest on J-pop, K-pop and Asian pop culture. They take you on adventures through Japan and Korea, diving in to the culture, tasting the food and learning a lot along the way.
 
He's everyone's favourite cross-dressing, pro-wrestling, J-Rocker. Catch the latest on J-rock and Japanese Pop Culture with Ladybeard every Tuesday from 8PM (AEST) on SBS PopAsia radio
 
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When doing business in Japan business cards vital. But Simon and Martina have some thoughts on the card exchanges.
 
Simon and Martina went to their first wedding in Japan. Some of it was familiar, some of it...not so much. The duo think they were horrible guests. What did they do at the wedding? It's a pretty funny story #lol
 
While at their newly discovered yakitori restaurant, Simon pulled off the greatest thing any language-learner could do - make a joke in your new language. Did it go down well? Or was it a total fail?
 
Simon and Martina explore a cool new area and stumble upon an incredible yakitori restaurant. And their awesome story's just beginning there. The duo interact with fellow patrons at the restaurant, ensuing hilarity. Simon also pulls off a successful joke in Japanese, in front of a room full of Japanese people - props!…
 
There's a big difference between going to a tourist site, to tick it off your bucket list, and actually appreciating a tourist site. Simon and Martina tell us when to put that selfie stick away to stop and smell the roses.
 
Simon and Martina travelled to Otsu this week to sample one of the top three beefs in Japan, Omi Beef! While there they stumbled upon the most beautiful, grand, quiet temple (just two stops away from Kyoto!). The duo are still letting us in on how to be awesome tourists.
 
Simon and Martina recently had an awful encounter when an incident from the real world turned nasty online. They're giving their thoughts on the effect of these comments on themselves and the potential effect on others, especially young people on social media.
 
Simon and Martina are talking about how they deal with negativity online and attempt to understand why people treat other's awfully in the digital space. Simon was effected by a negative comment left about him this week, because he didn't have time to stop and say hi to a fan on the street. It got to him. But it's not the worst comment he, or M ...…
 
It's Hanami (or Cherry Blossom Season) in Japan, and that means time to relax and unwind. Simon and Martina describe what Japanese people do to de-stress. Even Japanese businessmen unwind in pretty unexpected ways...
 
Hanami or the Cherry Blossom festival is a huge tradition in Japan where people gather under the cherry blossoms for picnics and to appreciate the beauty of nature. Simon and Martina say it's like a family friendly version of St. Patrick's Day! Join them as they find a spot right under a Cherry Blossom Tree...bliss.…
 
Simon and Martina's friend Yohei is known as an 'Onsen Otaku'. Just how far does he go to experience the greatest hot springs Japan has to offer?
 
Simon and Martina find a box of high-quality crabs on their doorstep. They were sent by a very special friend that can only be described as "pretty much perfect". What they did with the crabs is a juicy story of delicious wonder and friendship.
 
Simon and Martina recently encountered a real life Aegyo (a really cute, and shy girl) in Japan. It got them thinking about how media changes people's idea of certain cultures. The girl reminded them of chracters in Anime, and they don't know if it's real-life Aegyo that comes first, or the media representing that character and then people act ...…
 
Simon and Martina are fuming. Their beloved Kichijoji (where they live) has fallen from first, to third, in popularity ratings. According to real estate agencies, Kichijoji has slipped in popularity among popular places to visit in Japan, with Ebisu coming in second and Yokohama taking out first place! The duo are not happy, and don't agree wit ...…
 
Simon and Martina are keeping their new favourite taco restaurant a secret and Simon is very serious about ensuring nobody finds it!
 
Simon and Martina have found the best taco restaurant in Japan! It's so good, they're not even telling you where it is. Actually, it doesn't exist *winky face*...Simon's favourite taco is the lamb (so don't go ordering that). Martina just loves chatting to the owner of the restaurant. Any ideas where this place is?…
 
Simon was way ahead of the times when he started using Twitter. In 2008 he actually tweet that, "more people should use Twitter." Now he can't believe it's such a massive platform, and powerful people like the President Of The United States use it. Crazy!
 
Simon and Martina go back to where Eat Your Kimchi all began; with their first ever tweet in 2008. They read some of their oldest tweets and look back on what it was like when they started as Youtubers. Simon asked more people to use Twitter (he just knew it was going to take-off). They remember when they first used Skype and Simon talks about ...…
 
This is the one thing that made Simon's day recently. It made such a difference that Simon and Martina talked about the power of kindness in their latest episode
 
Simon had a barista draw a smiley face on his coffee cup recently and it made him so happy he wanted to talk about kindness in Japan in this episode. Martina tells you how comments on social media have an instant effect on the mood of your day, while their cat Meemers meows a lot throughout this episode, interrupting Simon and Martina at some p ...…
 
Simon and Martina's neighbour collects stamps and wants to know how much they are worth. Simon's not sure if people still collect stamps anymore. Is it still a thing?
 
Simon and Martina are having a little vent about why they unfollow people (yes, sometimes their friends) on social media. If they're not interested in the things you post, if you're spamming your account with baby photos, if they don't like what you're saying/posting then they're not going to keep following you on social media. They like to fol ...…
 
Simon says he's a terrible dancer, but doesn't care. He and Martina are in their mid-30s and ain't the best dancers in the world. Sure, they used to be super embarrassed about it, but now they realise no one's a good dancer in the clubs so no one's judging you because you're all bad dancers, equally together. Right?…
 
This week Simon and Martina went to a club in Japan, to see an artist they love dancing to. While waiting for that artist, instead of hanging with everyone else in the club, they paid $30 to go to a VVIP room. They were shocked at how reasonably priced it was. They got seats and drank water. Then they went and danced with the rest of the public ...…
 
Simon got a hair cut and beard trim while in Rome. It was like nothing he's ever experienced before.
 
Simon and Martina are back from Rome and tell you what it's like to holiday there. Simon says it's the most beautiful city in the world. They loved the artistic graffiti and ALL the delicious food. They also noticed how 'touchy-feely' the Italians are. A few funny stories ensue...
 
Simon and Martina have done a lot of travel around the world. Through their time planning holidays, they've come up with their number one travel tip.
 
Simon and Martina's number 1 travel tip! This week Simon and Martina are in Rome! They've noticed people are collecting sights like Pokemon; taking selfies, looking at the photo and then leaving the sight, without taking it all in. The EYK duo have a few travel tips for you - don't over plan. Also Simon's favourite memory sounds like a glorious ...…
 
Simon and Martina want to try and record a podcast episode in a Roman pub but it is proving difficult!
 
Simon and Martina discuss the controversy around YouTuber Logan Paul and the backlash over a recent controversial video he filmed in a Japanese forest. They're not just upset, or angry, about that video though. This is a bigger issue for them.
 
Simon and Martina tell you about Ramen that tastes like a Thanksgiving turkey, amongst other things. They discovered the Ramen shop while out walking on their date night (CUTE). The line for this place continually goes out the door and even has sake in their vending machines. They also talk about the importance of complimenting a chef and Marti ...…
 
This week, Simon and Martina reflect on Jonghyun's death. They talk about how SHINee started their interest in K-Pop and tell you their favourite songs from the band. They also talk about how the industry could better look after their artists and ask you for your ideas.
 
This week Simon and Martina party in Japan for Bonenkai (Japanese drinking party) season! They talk about some strange things they've observed people doing and their experience eating delicious gyoza. In the middle of the ep there was a mini earthquake that struck when Simon was telling a story!
 
Simon and Martina go in-depth on their pancake experience in Japan, which was like nothing they've ever experienced. We just thought we'd give you a little something to make you drool...and put on your 'must-eat' bucket list.
 
This week Simon and Martina had the most incredible pancake experience ever. They found a place in a 'sad mall' (they also explain what a 'sad mall' is). The pancakes were super light and fluffy, and souffle looking. It was a huge place, was totally crowded and there was a waiting list. When you order, it takes at least 20 minutes for your meal ...…
 
Simon and Martina have stumbled on a restaurant in Japan that sells a drink that - in the words of Simon - "tastes rank." The duo think it takes the fun out of a soft drink. They describe it as something that tastes like Vegemite (but not in a good way)...
 
This week Simon and Martina found two amazing eateries that you all need to try when you go to Tokyo. One place had the best Kimchi the duo have had in Japan so far and the other served up the best Ramen. When they first went in to the Ramen place, it was small (we're talking tiny), with the slowest moving line ever. You were squished next to a ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina give solid relationship advice. The duo have been married for 10 years and they're more in love than ever. They say you should buy flowers, or something small, 'just because' and not just for special occasions, to show them you're thinking about them and you care about them. Buy a choccy bar and write a cute sticky n ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina talk about a neighbourhood party in Japan. They went in a hipster area. You could BYO meat, but they also paid $10 and food was provided. There was a DJ, games (which Martina won) and they met people from all over the world. Simon says he's never been in a room with so many different nationalities. Martina has lost h ...…
 
This week we're feeling all 'naaaw' and warm and fuzzy because Simon is talking about how in love he is with Martina after they've been married for 10 years. He loves being with her, she's his best friend. He's doing marriage right and doesn't need marriage advice from anyone. If women try to flirt with him he runs away. He had to separate from ...…
 
While Simon had an adventure going to the Polish Embassy, Martina had an adventure of her own thrift shopping. Martina loves thrift shopping and well Simon hates shopping period! Also, Simon and Martina's neighbour gives them a plant, will they kill it like every other plant they've owned?
 
This week Simon and Martina went to the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan for the second time, and it was better than their first visit. This time they watched the movie, which they say you have to do if you go to the museum. There are movies that don't air anywhere else in the world. They got to see an extension of the Totoro Universe. It was incr ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina talk about police bikes in Japan. They're really slow because they're not automated bikes; the duo want to know why they don't have motorised bikes because they go slower than other bikes (like the ones Simon and Martina own). Police booths are also interesting. Have you seen them?…
 
This week Simon and Martina talk about how accessible Japan's transit system is. A friend of the EYK duo, is visiting them in Japan and she uses a mobility aid at times. Simon and Martina have noticed what it's like getting around on public transport in Japan when you need assistance - phenomenally well (from their experience so far). When catc ...…
 
This week Simon made an observation (by himself) so he needs to share. Once he woke up at 7 am, without an alarm, feeling awake and like he didn't need more sleep, which is weird for him. So he got up and went for a walk to see what 'normal' people do in the mornings. In Japan, they have certain bells that ring at different times, with differen ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina want someone to explain to them how people survive in the morning without having a coffee. In Japan coffee places don't open until 10 or 11 am, and no one seems to drink coffee before work. Not a single coffee shop is open on the way to work and the duo want to know why. There's a lot of hand-drip coffee in Japan, it ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina went to a secret bar in an alleyway, and ordered chocolate kisses and ice-cream sundaes. It was off Harmonica Alley and was really dark except for some blue fair lights inside. You paid to sit down, and they sat next to two businessman who looked very well dressed and fancy. Looking at the menu and they were surprise ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina talk about doing a fan meet-and-greet and explain what the experience is like for them. It's exhausting, but they absolutely love it and appreciate their fans "so so so much." On the day, they have breakfast (just a green smoothie) at about 10am, then they get ready - thinking about clothes that won't show sweat mark ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina checked out a nearby neighbourhood, Koenji, and they discovered a grungy, seedier - but amazing - side to Japan. They found a bar that had a lot of penis statues on the outside, but when they went inside they had the best night ever! Simon says it was his favourite night in Tokyo so far. It was about the size of a bi ...…
 
This week Simon and Martina talk about how amazing Japanese people are when it comes to being kind and genuine. As the duo put it; Japanese people are taught not to be 'jerks' to other people from a very young age. There's no petty crime in Japan. The couple tells a story about a man who came back to their house two days after he'd delivered th ...…
 
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