Japan or Korea: Did We Make the Right Choice?

  • Опубликовано:  10 месяцев назад
  • It's been one year since we announced that we were moving to Japan. Now that we look back, did we make the right decision? Do we miss Korea? Where's better for us to live, Korea or Japan?

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  • Simon and Martina
    Simon and Martina  10 месяцев назад +1741

    For those of you who have seen the anger of the comment section, please don't think of that as a representation of Korea. The angry people here shouldn't scare you away from Korea, shouldn't make you think less of Korean people. This reaction isn't commonplace, nor is it representative of what all Korean people think. A big part of it is because our video was shared on some dark and angry Korean websites, which brought out the worst in the visiting commenters. So don't worry! This is a special kind of anger :)

    • Frodokeuh
      Frodokeuh Месяц назад

      i was arguing (defending) about you guys on a channel about korea stuff and i was bombarded with hate comments there XD it was insane!

    • Eckhart Muller
      Eckhart Muller Месяц назад +13

      Korea is a good country, but Japan is much better !!

    • ITT WTWN
      ITT WTWN 4 месяца назад +18

      +김태현 이런거는 자기개인적인 Preference matter입니다. 솔직히 세계어느나라와 비교해도, 일본은 제일 겉으로 보기에는 차분한 사회적 분위기가 있는 나라입니다. 우리나라는 솔직히 말하면, 제가 캐나다에서 25년 살았지만, 인간들이 하는 정상적으로 행동하는 Range에 있는 나랍니다 (아니, 캐나다나 미국도 큰도시는 제3세계 난민들이 많아 이미 똥통 shit-hole됀지 오램니다...한국이 훨씬 나요~~). 중국은 Shit-hole이고.... 당신이 사과할 문제는 아니고, 좀 부정적으로 한국을 그렸다고, 중국사람들같이 지랄떠는 지능 낮은 한국사람들한테 큰그림을 보면서 사람을 이해/상황 분석을 할줄아는 인간이 돼어라 라고 얘기해주는게 더 맏는거 같네요~~~ 마티나는 몸도 안좋은데, 조용하고, 차분한데가 훨씬 몸에도 맞겠죠~~

  • 啊啊啊
    啊啊啊 12 часов назад

    people in japan just seem like they can laugh at themselves more and don't take themselves as seriously

  • 啊啊啊
    啊啊啊 12 часов назад

    it's nice how even though SOME koreans reacted badly to this video, simon and martina still defended korea and made it clear that those reactions were not representative of korea

  • ihuu1767
    ihuu1767 15 часов назад +3

    I live in Japan and I went to Korea this weekend. Conclusion: I hate koreans

  • Lucky Abdullah
    Lucky Abdullah 16 часов назад

    I was your fans of your kpop video review since 2-3 years ago, but stopped watching for some reason. I was really surprised that you both moves to japan and really didnt expect it, i thought you was happy in Korea. Japan also is my favorite country in the world and i am happy that you move to japan, and have great time there. I really envy you guys. I wish i could try living in japan, find a job that i loved to do, and find cute partner like you guys. I really wonder how does it feel to actually living the dream life. In the end, I wish you good luck guys!
    ~your longtime fans from Indonesia~

  • wnsbug
    wnsbug 20 часов назад

    i'm not angry. i'm korean. it is COMPLETELY understandable. Now I don't know how warm Japanese people are as neighbours, I've only been there for very short trips. But Korean people are definitely very self-centered, only caring about their own well being. They're mostly NOT nice to strangers, especially ones that they feel don't conform to the rules of their culture and societal norms. Being white immediately casts you guys away in their eyes... It pisses me off too. Very close-minded.... :(

  • marti nebiu
    marti nebiu День назад

    at least in japan u wont get called ugly and people tell u that u need a nose job or whatever like really bad evil at least in japan they wont do that for various reason be it the culture and that it s considered rude anyway i don t care why they don t as long as they don t do that i mean who would want to go to korea and bge called ugly fat and that they need plastic surgery like wtf

  • lepipep
    lepipep День назад

    마티나랑 사이몬이 행복할수 있는곳에서 사는게 재일 중요해요! 축하해요. 잠도 잘 자고 따뜻한 이웃들도 있고 사람들이 외국인이라고 이상하게 대하지도 않고!

  • paloma yrigollen
    paloma yrigollen 2 дня назад

    I live in Texas, USA. I am still doing my undergrad work, I'm going for teaching. Then my masters degree will be in teaching. I don't know what I want to do after college though. To many directions that I want to explore.

  • yuno sizukusa
    yuno sizukusa 2 дня назад

    日本人としてうれしいです!!ありがとう^-^!!

  • Clooz
    Clooz 2 дня назад +1

    Will you guys ever make a video about your experiences owning a business in both countries? Im curious about your experiences owning a small business abroad.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  2 дня назад

      +Clooz we don’t own a business in Japan. We might own one one day, but not yet :)

  • G M Parks
    G M Parks 3 дня назад +1

    OMG you guys, best Martina aesthetic! A+

  • Catherine Amy Frazier
    Catherine Amy Frazier 3 дня назад

    I agree. That is SO rude (when yall mentioned) that they would laugh at you in Korea. I live literally 5 minutes away from Mexico, and I'm half white. I've been discriminated against my whole life, since my Spanish is not well. I feel ya. *hugs*
    Edit: Korea sounds like where I live. I'm going to try out SK and Jpn and see what's up

  • Jun Oshima
    Jun Oshima 3 дня назад

    Been to Korea as a tourist, had a pleasant time while visiting although I wouldn't want to live there because of the suicidal drivers.

  • 김예진
    김예진 3 дня назад

    I am Korean and I do agree that there are many people who really suck in Korea and I do appreciate your opinion but it sounds quite biased.. I have lived in America and Korea and there were many times when I thought that Koreans were very impolite and aggressive, but not all times. Plus, I think the experiences that you guys have gone through is mainly because you lived in Seoul. Seoul is very crowded with sooo many people so as a Korean I also agree that it is stressful to live in Seoul. But I have lived most of my life in Daejeon (a smaller city than Seoul ) but it felt much nicer and people there were much different than Seoul. I don't mean that everybody in Seoul is cold and impolite, but the atmosphere in Seoul is just tense and people also act like it. It's just like the difference of living in New York and then living somewhere else in America that is smaller than New York. I don't really mind about how you felt in Korea but the opinion in your video kind of sounds like your over exaggerating about the disadvantages about Korea and also comparing it to Japan. I also have been to Japan and it is really nice I really liked the neighbors and the culture was very different too. But there were also some hardships that I went through when I lived in Japan and both countried have their own unique styles but it just seems that you guys are over extending the facts about Korea

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  3 дня назад

      Did you watch the entire video and see what we had to say about your concern? We address it in the video. I would suggest watching it :D

  • Jonny Lim
    Jonny Lim 3 дня назад

    I am Korean but I want to visit Japan so bad! I'm wondering if my experience would be different. I was just wondering if being a fellow Asian person trying to visit/live in Japan, would the expectations be different? I'm just wondering if any Koreans live in Japan and what their experience is like.

  • Jean-Claude VERSACE
    Jean-Claude VERSACE 3 дня назад +7

    Don't compare Japan with Korea.
    Of course Japan is best.

  • Patricia Balanquit
    Patricia Balanquit 4 дня назад

    ARE YOU GUYS WATCHING RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE 😂😂😂😂

  • Raw Beef
    Raw Beef 5 дней назад

    THAT LIPSTICK IS BEAUTIFUL <3

  • Cortion
    Cortion 5 дней назад

    I love you guys so much, to me you guys are the definition of being yourself

  • Nick Sohn
    Nick Sohn 5 дней назад

    I understand that..odd..uncomfortable attention from koreans when you'd entered any stores like small grocery store?? (maybe not emart or homeplus) in Korea..As for very korean like myself, I felt same thing when I entered any stores in Korea..Korean way of attention might be even more uncomfortable for those who has never experienced

  • KeRoMii Pattie
    KeRoMii Pattie 5 дней назад

    I prefer everywhere that have foods hehehe love Simon and Martina

  • 컷패 K
    컷패 K 6 дней назад

    I am worried that more than a million people will see and generalize the experiences they have personally experienced, but I also hope that the people of my country will mature as much as they want to. We are changing and innovating what we do best in the world, and it has developed in 50 years, so I think it will soon change our consciousness.

    이 사람들이 개인적으로 경험한 일들이 백만명이 넘는 사람들이 보고 일반화해서 생각할까봐 걱정되지만, 우리 나라 사람들도 저들이 지적한 미개하다 싶은 부분은 성숙해졌으면 좋겠다. 우리가 세계에서 제일 잘하는건 바꾸고 혁신하는 거고 그렇게 50년만에 발전해온 거니까, 금새 의식이 더 좋게 변할거라고 생각함.ㅎㅎ

  • JB Hi-Fi
    JB Hi-Fi 6 дней назад

    아니 근데 시바 아무리봐도 한국 까도 너무깐다.. 걔다가 이 사람들은 구독자도 많은 편인데 이건 뭐 그이.. 공개 처형 수준이네.. 뭐 한국에 대해서 안 좋음 마음이 있다는건 알겠고 나도 한국이 환경적으로 마음에 들지는 않는데 그래도 내 모국인데 이 사람들 해도해도 너무하네...

  • JB Hi-Fi
    JB Hi-Fi 6 дней назад

    Sounds like asian country should have to welcome to white peiple. 😕😕

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  6 дней назад +1

      +JB Hi-Fi no, we didn’t say that, nor do we believe it.

  • Walid Errkik
    Walid Errkik 6 дней назад +5

    Of course Japon of course

  • MTK エムティーケイ
    MTK エムティーケイ 6 дней назад

    Come to both countries. lol although JPN is good for sightseeing, living there is the worst in the world because of overtime work. haha

  • Anthony Barbera
    Anthony Barbera 7 дней назад

    Korea. Maybe Tokyo vs Seoul, I'd vote japan, but outside of the capital Koreans are awesome.

  • ジヨン
    ジヨン 7 дней назад

    Tourism from Korea to Japan >Tourism from Japan to Korea
    The results have come out

  • Esther Kim
    Esther Kim 7 дней назад +1

    I understand why Simon and Martina created this video and you have to appreciate and respect their honesty. They were just sharing their experiences and their opinions that were formed from it. However, the comment section has truly become a toxic breeding space for hate, ignorance, stereotypes, sweeping generalizations and judgements.

    Those who have very little knowledge of the two countries but want to learn with their main resource being YT, they take away nothing but misconceptions and stereotypes on both sides. The comment section now appears to be more a space for perpetuating negativity than an opened forum for (hopefully civilized) discussions. I’m aware that’s a rarity in YT but this has gone above and beyond ugly and is doing more harm than good. The drama here might be the worst I’ve personally seen yet. Perhaps now it’s best to shut down the comments section if only to put an end in housing all this nastiness and providing a space for one to place their hate.

  • Iluv Leiah
    Iluv Leiah 8 дней назад

    The worst thing to do while going to other countries is to compare. I've been to both countries and both were great to me, the worst thing to do when visiting another country is to make them understand you and it's you who should understand them!!!!!

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  8 дней назад +5

      I actually think one of the best things to do is to compare. Going to other countries helps you learn more about your own country. There are things about Canada that I didn't value until living in Korea. There are also things in Canada that I think need to be changed that I didn't know until living in Korea. Blind acceptance is never a good idea.

  • TheRandomAsian
    TheRandomAsian 8 дней назад

    I LOVE BOTH JAPAN AND KOREAN! I ALSO LOVE SIMON AND MARTINA.

  • にゃむ にゃむ
    にゃむ にゃむ 8 дней назад

    自分が暮らしやすい場所で暮らすのが一番だね。
    欧米では日本や韓国に関心がないので、
    間違った情報や、凝り固まった偏見が多いと思う。
    外国にいる人間が知ったかぶって喋るよりも
    実際に現地にいる彼女たちがしゃべることのほうが、
    よっぽど貴重な発言。
    日本でも韓国でも、楽しいことや辛いことがあると思うけど
    快適に暮らしてくれたらうれしいです(*'ω'*)

  • COCO CAT
    COCO CAT 8 дней назад

    우리나라도 분명 살기 좋은 나라에요. 다른 나라에 비하면 저는 확실히 한국이 좋습니다. 하지만 저 역시 일본을 더 선호합니다. 일본에 여행을 갔다가 한국으로 돌아왔을 때, 중년 아저씨들이 너무나 불친절해서 기분이 나쁘더군요. 택시기사들은 호객행위를 하면서 우리가 버스타는 것을 방해하고, 버스기사는 무례하고 까칠해서 놀랐습니다. 한국에서 계속 살 때는 모르던 것들이 일본을 다녀오니 보여서 충격적이었네요. 일본은 확실히 대부분의 직원들이 따뜻하고 친절했습니다. 웃음은 기본적으로 띄고 있고 말투도 사근사근해요. 우리나라에서는 직원들에게 과도한 친절을 요구한다며 감정노동, 갑질이라는 의견이 나오기도 하지만, 제가 느낀바로는 우리나라 직원들이 그다지 친절한 편은 아닌것 같아요 :)) 친절한 직원들이 있는 곳은 스타벅스정도? 맥도날드, 롯데리아, 일반 카페에서는 무표정으로 귀찮다는 듯이 주문 받는 알바생들이 많죠 ㅎ.ㅎ 제가 많은 나라를 다녀본 건 아니지만 개인적으로 생각하기에 여행하기 좋고 살기도 좋은 나라는 단연코 일본 뿐이었네요. 캐나다나 미국은 음... 일본 발끝도 못 따라갑니다. 걍 일본 국민들이 기본적으로 넘사벽으로 세상 제일 착해요. 라면 티켓 뽑는 자판기 앞에서 일본 남학생 두명에게 먼저 하라고 양보했더니 거의 90도로 인사하고 가시더라고요. 물론 어느나라던간에 나쁜 사람은 있고 일본도 예외는 아니겠지만, 일본의 기본적인 국민성은 정말 감동적으로 좋습니다. 역사적인 분노가 진실을 보는 것을 막게 내버려 두지 마세요. 물론 한국과 일본이 진정한 친구가 되기 위해서는 양국의 역사적 문제가 해결되어야 하지만, 이건 역사적인 문제와는 전혀 관련이 없으니까요. 전 우리나라가 외국인들이 살기 좋은 나라가 되는 것에는 전혀 관심 없습니다.저는 우리나라 국민들이 한국을 천국이라고 부를만큼 좋은 나라가 되길 바랄 뿐이에요. 그리고 그렇게 될거에요. 다들 그러기 위해서 서로 노력해요. 💕💕

  • COCO CAT
    COCO CAT 8 дней назад

    어린시절에 되게 즐겨보던 채널이었는데 시간이 많이 흘렀네요. 일본에서 즐거운 시간 보내길 바래요!

  • Kim Daeyoung
    Kim Daeyoung 8 дней назад

    그 병신들이 이 병신들이구나…

  • M DV
    M DV 8 дней назад +9

    I would have to agree! Based on my personal experience, while I truly enjoyed my travels in Korea, Japan will always have a special place in my heart! I can’t say this enough but for some reason, the Japanese people are a lot warmer, welcoming, helpful and just down to earth. In Korea, if you don’t know anyone or if you don’t have any friends.. good luck. Unfortunately, they’re not as friendly and could be very “stuck up”. Japan is a beautiful place with incredibly polite and honest people.

  • 신지혁
    신지혁 9 дней назад

    한국인으로서, 한국에 대해 안좋은 기억이 많으신게 안타깝네요. 하지만 그렇다고 해서 한국인들이 여기에 악성댓글 다는것도 슬프네요 여기에 공격적으로 다는 댓글 하나하나가 한국인의 얼굴이 될테니까요. 이분들이 경험한걸 토대로 올린거고 그만큼 한국시민의식이 아직 부족한거는 인정해야할 것 같네요. 따뜻한 한국인분들도 많지만 사실 길거리 나가보면 외국인보면 신기해서 뻔히 쳐다보고 교통수단 옆자리 앉는거 싫어하고(특히 어르신세대) 그런것도 사실이자나요. 인정할건 인정하고 좀 더 성숙한 한국문화가 자리잡히길 기대해봅니다. 이 영상을 보시는 한국인들도 너무 욕하는 댓글 안 달았으면 좋겠네요. 여러분의 공격적인 댓글이 이 영상대로 한국의 이미지는 그렇다라고 말해주는 꼴이 될테니까요

  • Alisha Marie
    Alisha Marie 9 дней назад +14

    To answer your question, I am a student in college in my final year, in Calgary, AB. I am an artist, I was invited to Japan to be a on a TV show last year, it aired in Sept 2016. And I am now saving up and applying to grants to go back to Japan, because I do ise katagami, and I want to go back and work with artists in Japan, and possibly go to get my Masters Degree in Japan. I've been watching you two for a very long time, and am so glad to see you both so happy.

  • King Loz
    King Loz 9 дней назад +4

    I have been to neither Korea or Japan but I prefer Japan lol

  • King Loz
    King Loz 9 дней назад

    Im an 18 year old failing/failed student in Sydney, Australia.

  • Brill 2
    Brill 2 9 дней назад +12

    South Korea leaking confidential information from the United States to North Korea.
    They have a sojunghwa. (Philosophical)
    Many Koreans who live by a person of strong emotion than reason.

    You guys will continue to say for them.
    “Did you watch this video? Did you understand what we are saying?”

    I respect you!! (I think it’s impossible)

    • Brill 2
      Brill 2 9 дней назад +5

      Thomas Rumsfeld
      I understand well.

    • Thomas Rumsfeld
      Thomas Rumsfeld 9 дней назад +11

      Brill 2   S Korea leaking America's precious military information to North Korea and China also. S Koreans are entertained to foreign countries by Korean girls' honey traps. The America, Japan and the UK, Taiwan all know such traps of Koreans.
      So there is no country to believe in South Korea. Such strange thing is still an important culture of Koreans.

       Anyway this nation is painted with lies

  • 서타로
    서타로 9 дней назад

    저렇게 한국을 싫어하는데 그동안 어떻게 살았는지 모르겠네..불쌍하다
    일본에서 열심히 사세요.

  • Kai Chizuru
    Kai Chizuru 10 дней назад

    To be honest, Japan was the only country out of the two that you lived in that I have visited (two times, a week each) so I may have a one sided view. I had a slightly more negative experience due to my skin colour. I have a more slightly tanned/dark tone that makes me appear Filipino when I am not. When I was speaking in my mother's tongue on the subway with my parents and sibling, we sneered at. But, when we switched over to English at times, we were given a more considering look like, "This lowly person can speak English better than I can? I cannot believe that". The worst part was that sometimes when we wanted to buy something or ask for help, they had a look where they didn't want to do anything with us, for a second before putting on a fake smile. I am not saying that my short amount of time in Japan was horrible, but feeling judged when you're on vacation can put a serious downer on it.

  • 탱창러
    탱창러 10 дней назад +1

    쪽바리 다됐네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • yxc1i xx
    yxc1i xx 11 дней назад

    Why the fuck do white leave their country ?

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  11 дней назад +4

      +yxc1i xx because living in another country is good for you :)

  • 名勇
    名勇 11 дней назад

    車の運転に関しては日本にも心ない人がいる。それは間違いない。ただし、日本は厳しく罰則があるから他国よりは確かに安心だと思います。

  • Joana Dos Santos
    Joana Dos Santos 12 дней назад

    I'm really having a difficult to make this decision. This decision will change my future. I'm living in America, but my home country is Portugal and France, and I'm in high school right now so I would really love to study and live in Korea or Japan. I really think that your video was really helpful, but I'm really scared to make the wrong decision. thank you.

    • redfish337
      redfish337 11 дней назад

      If you're thinking of actually moving for a year+... save up the 2000 USD or so it'll take (can do for less if from a hub airport) and give both of them a 10-14 day scouting over one of your summers.

      But to be frank, the quality of your stay in either country will depend on the specifics you end up with more than the actual country itself.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  12 дней назад +2

      +Joana Dos Santos I don’t think you can make a “wrong” decision here. Either country will give you a great experience that you’ll learn a lot from.

  • lil moe
    lil moe 13 дней назад

    I noticed that you two are so well matched with each other. very important in a marriage. I wish you the best in everything you undertake to do.

  • JiHyung Park
    JiHyung Park 13 дней назад

    I came here to watch angry Korean cpmments. But it is hard to find out. It is easier to find out 'calm down Korean' comments. So I would like to suggest other video such as Vietnam VS Korea or Thailand VS Korea. Then you can see more angry Korean comments because Japan VS Korea is sick title. There's alot. Also use English rather than Japanese. Japanese dislike broken Japanese.

  • Alana Muir
    Alana Muir 14 дней назад

    Every person fits a place differently. I had a cousin who lived in Seattle and she hated it. The traffic was bad and it always rained. I was warned not to move there because it's terrible. I moved there anyway because I don't drive and I like rain. I loved it. The 5 years I lived in Seattle were some of the best of my life. That doesn't mean my cousin was wrong or bad to dislike Seattle. Her experience of it was different from mine, and her feelings are perfectly valid for her. Right now I'm in Scotland because I found a Scottish husband on the internet. I had such a hard time adjusting at first that I literally wrote a book about it. But this weekend will be my 12 year anniversary living here, and it's the only home I have. Back in the US, my family has all moved to a state I've never lived in. So visiting them is no longer going home in any sense.

  • N
    N 14 дней назад +1

    Dirty streets, ugly buildings, obsession with beauty, ill mannered and self-conscious people, groupism, sex industry(accounts for 3.5 pecent of GDP in 2010), aggressive and dangerous driving, binge drinking culture, overflowing racism and sexism, fundamental flaws in economic system, highly competitive and hierarchical society and etc. There must be something good about Korea. But the bad things can not be offset by some good things. I think many Koreans are easily brainwashed and swept along by propaganda and gossips (for this reason and some other reasons, I think Koreans have socialist mind-sets).

    I like Japan, but don’t blindly follow or love Japan. At least Japan is a lot better than my country.
    But I felt a bit sad after reading many comments on this video. Because people are apt to judge other people by nationality.

  • Amy S
    Amy S 14 дней назад +1

    I have been in Korea for 10 days ( holiday) and I very poorly speak very, very little Korean and everyone is so nice. I get stared at a lot but I've only had good experiences. I heard beforehand that elderly people were rude here but I've met so many lovely old people here. They get a bit overwhelmed with English but they we so nice here. ☺️🙆🏻But I also like a certain "social distance" because I don't like showing a lot emotion so maybe this is the county for me💁🏻

    • Amy S
      Amy S 11 дней назад

      Simon and Martina I understand what you're saying and I get that that gets annoying. 😅 I really want to live there ( I'm going to do Korean studies in uni next year) so I guess I'll see how it's going to be for me. I am glad that you guys are happy in Japan. I've been watching your videos for a while and I've grown a little attached to you😄💓 Keep up the good work! 👍🏻❤️

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  14 дней назад +1

      +Amy S honestly, I think Korea is a super wonderful place to visit on vacation! Everyone is indeed very friendly! I would never tell someone not to visit despite all the angry Korean comments in this video. (Frankly those angry comments don't reflect the real Korean people we met in Korea.) With all the tourism, I think Korean people are getting used to foreigners in a similar way that Japan has gotten used to them. ☺️ What we were talking about specifically was our annoyance only after living there for a looooooong time. When you read and speak Korean and someone is saying IN KOREAN "ah I don't speak English" and you're like "yeah, dude I'm speaking Korean" it becomes annoying after years and years and years. We were simply surprised that in Japan people never react that way, but once again, I think as Korea gets used to tourism they will stop being "surprised." Have fun!

  • Yuri You
    Yuri You 15 дней назад

    I'm both Japanese and Korean and have been to both Korea and Japan so I'm not biased. But I agree and understand what you guys are saying!! So people need to chill.

  • AMAL J MILLER
    AMAL J MILLER 15 дней назад +1

    My experience in Korea was sooo different I spoke soo little korean but no one ever laughed at me they were more like fascinated where I came from and try to locate my country in the map! The sales people in shops were nice, the people in restaurants were also so nice and strangers!! OH MY GOD I had a couple of ladies once spend their entire lunch break walking around a neighborhood with me so I can find some store! I couldn't even speak enough korean to properly thank them but they weren't even slightly annoyed! I loved living in Korea, maybe your experience as well as some of the commenters were different, but I feel like I owe it to that beautiful country to speak for my experience as well! they showed me nothing but kindness and acceptance that I know for suure I Wouldn't have gotten in any other country in the world.

  • AMAL J MILLER
    AMAL J MILLER 15 дней назад

    Okay the sleeping part is invalid am sorry! You guys lived in Hondae!! Hondae is the litterally one of the busiest areas in all of Korea it's filled with clubs and 24 hours barbecue chains and Kareoke...it's not a place to live it's a place to hang out and have fun! You can't compare it to the residential neighborhood you're living in in Japan now! I lived in Korea too in a quiet residential area and not only did I get a sound sleep but everything closed around 10! you wouldn't hear a single noise! you didn't get enough sleep because you choose the wrong location and that is relevant for every country not because Seoul is unbearable!

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  15 дней назад +3

      We didn't live in Hongdae. We just had our office studio there. We lived in Bucheon, then Sindorim, then Sangamdong.

  • Thomas Rumsfeld
    Thomas Rumsfeld 15 дней назад +10

    My friend's ex-wife turned out to be a SOUTH KOREAN.She said him she's a JAPANESE before the marriage. She said she's a PROFESSIONAL DANCER but actually was a PROFESSIONAL PROSTITUTE!!. And they got divorced soon.  I thought that My friend was really stupid.......

    • Thomas Rumsfeld
      Thomas Rumsfeld 14 дней назад +6

      The reasons for divorce of Korean are mostry lies and violence,selfish and irresponsibility. Since ancient times,the characteristics of Korean CONFUCIANISM  haven't changed at all.

    • Brill 2
      Brill 2 15 дней назад +8

      To deceive people is Korean culture, competence and instinct from ancient times.

  • Isaac Lee
    Isaac Lee 16 дней назад

    oh btw also do NOT go to Korea if you have a flashy style, Korea is a more conservative Christian country compared to Japan.

  • Isaac Lee
    Isaac Lee 16 дней назад +1

    I am Korean American and I can see why you would like Japan over Korea. Japan is more respectful towards foreigners and it is built towards tourism more. Honestly Korea wouldn't be a good place to visit unless you speak Korean. Korea is a very homogeneous country and I can't say I blame them. Personally I wouldn't want Korea to become like Japan or US where there's A LOT OF foreigners. I think that would create it's own set of problems. I used to live in Korea when I was younger and it used to be much better then, but last time I visited I did get to experience some rude people here and there.

  • holly
    holly 16 дней назад +1

    i've been to korea before and there has never EVER been any "angry vibes". stop with this biased bullshit

  • Steve Lee
    Steve Lee 17 дней назад

    Most of your experience in korea has probably been in seoul. So I can see why you like your setup in japan. Seoul has that ultra competive vibe where everything is fast faster and prob not good enough. It is good and bad, when I want my gmarket item asap they truly do deliver. In terms of xenophobic people, both countries are quite high on this scale!! The main difference is Japanese people tend to be more muted while koreans are straightforward. I'd rather deal with straightforward people. FYI Zainichi koreans to this day are still treated as second class citizens in japan, something you both won't have to experience. Also, put in a bunch of fucktard US army troops smack in the middle of your city and see if there isnt an anti foreigner sentiment. For driving, I will agree with you. However, if you go out to the country it's less hectic and the energy of seoul dissipates. Not sure if you are in Tokyo. Alot of mega cities have horrible drivers from you experience.

  • Relieve
    Relieve 17 дней назад

    이 부부들 애미 애비 디짐? 시발련ㄷㄹ

  • 한글은 최고 예쁜 문자
    한글은 최고 예쁜 문자 17 дней назад

    한국인분들 부디 이 영상보지마시고 걍 넘어가세요. 영상이랑 댓글보면 개빡칩니다. Fact :These videos and comments are filled with weaboo

  • James Bomb
    James Bomb 18 дней назад +18

    Korea is a third-world country compared to Japan. Everything is dirtier and the people are really cold and rude. Many people who go to Korea because of Kpop will be shocked by the country and its people.
    Instead of comparing Korea to Japan, Korea should be compared to China. Japan is on a totally different level.

    • David Kim Sanchez
      David Kim Sanchez 11 дней назад

      You are so biased.
      Korea is not a 3rd world country

  • Amber Kim
    Amber Kim 18 дней назад +1

    Frankly speaking, it's true that Japan is more opened to the foreigners than South korea. I am a Korean and I think that Some Koreans still have some stereotypes on foreigners

  • echoi316
    echoi316 18 дней назад +2

    Been following you since day one but lost track for a while. I decided to check in and watched this video. Glad you guys are happier and less stressed! And I'm glad you've found a place that suits your lifestyle better.

    Thanks for speaking to the aggressive and hateful comments made by what I'm assuming is Korean people or korean-biased people. I am also noticing quite a few of the same type of comment made by the other side of this argument. Would love if you could speak up against that as well if you could. I'm positive you don't feel the same way or support this view (ie Korea is a god awful country and Korean people are all assholes ~racism). I think that would ease alot of tension.

    Anyways, wishing you the best on your journey!

    • echoi316
      echoi316 18 дней назад

      Senpai noticed me!!!!!!!

      All jokes aside, I understand. Thanks so much for explaining. Hope you're having a good day!

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  18 дней назад +4

      I thought about doing a response video to this, but the people leaving angry comments are mostly coming from a Korean website, and they're coming here without knowing what we said in the video, and then leaving comments. Once people watch the video they feel less angry, but most people don't want to watch it. If we make a video addressing those comments, there's no guarantee those angry people would watch it, since they're not regular viewers of our channel.


      And I'd rather make videos for people that like our videos, rather than videos for people who don't know who we are :D

  • Thomas Rumsfeld
    Thomas Rumsfeld 18 дней назад +12

    African Americans have a strong pride. Both South America, India and Egypt are strong proud. But Koreans are not so proud that they are all weak spirits that make them accountable to other countries. They immediately demonstrate and believe their claim is correct. But they do not know the truth but they believe what the malign groups (they are like North Korean) say. Malicious groups get money from the Korean government. In essence, the anti-Japanese became the Korean industry. Where is the country like Korea? Every country has various difficulties, but not anti-Japanese like a Korean. China's anti-Japanese is acceptable, because China is a Communist Party people can understand anti-Japanese lies. That is the history of the Communist Party. But Korea is different, is not it? Is it a democracy?

  • Liz Corbs
    Liz Corbs 18 дней назад

    Martina you look lovely 😘

  • Annairea
    Annairea 18 дней назад

    I was born and raised in the US... Spent 16 years in LA and then many many years living all over the US until I married my Irish husband. I've lived outside Dublin for about a year now and next month we're moving to Basel, Switzerland to be closer to his work. I must say I really miss the rawness of LA, how all of the immigrant cultures gather in different pockets of the city, and how you can leave the house at 11pm just to buy snacks if you want to, but the older I get I'm noticing my preferences change. When drunk people walk down the street shouting to each other or playing music I get super grouchy and "GET OFF MY LAWN!" So I'm excited to move to Switzerland which has noise pollution laws too.

    I definitely don't think you guys genuinely hate Korea or anything, it's not like you're saying Japan is a better country, but you do like it for living in right now and that's important! I'm glad at least that after all this time you didn't suddenly realise that you fit better in Seoul and wish you hadn't moved. I'm glad to hear it's going well for you guys and I'm sorry I'm not keeping up as much as I used to. Ganbare!

  • rice9310
    rice9310 18 дней назад

    프로필에 한국을 빼줬으면 좋겠네..입장 이해는 하지만 개인적으론 남아있는 외국인에 대한 편견이 생기네..다른 피해 볼 사람들은 생각 안하나?이기적이군..한국에 있을때도 아니고 다른 나라가서 이런 영상을 만들고 유포하다니..ㅎㅎ

  • エルグラパリッシュ
    エルグラパリッシュ 18 дней назад +4

    fuck Korea from Korea.

  • Noah Hearts
    Noah Hearts 18 дней назад +4

    Korean quality how can compared Japanese???

  • Andi Sori
    Andi Sori 18 дней назад +7

    I used to love korea (been to korea 4x) UNTIL I went to japan!!!! Now i plan to explore different cities in japan 💕 Thought korea would be the same as japan (speaking of buildings and shops) but

    I agree in everything said here! The atmosphere is a lot happier in japan than in korea! 😌

  • Seo Vincent Jean-yves
    Seo Vincent Jean-yves 19 дней назад +1

    얘들 논리에 맞는 댓글쓰면  바로 삭제해버립니다 .그런데 쌍욕이나 무차별적 비방 이런건 절대로 안지워요. "한국놈들이 이렇게 미친놈들이다" 이런걸 보여주고 싶은거죠.그냥 일방적인 비난영상 만들고 해코지 하는 중이니까 들을 필요도 없고 욕할필요도 없고 클릭할 필요도 없습니다.  비난하는 내용도 일반적인 한국하고 별로 상관없는 내용이고, 얼마나 안좋은 동네에서 살았는지는 모르지만 아주 특별하게 불쾌한 경험들만 한것 같아요. 어떻게 보면 한국에서 잘못살은거죠. 좋은데 찾고 좋은데서 일하고 좋은데서 살고 이런것 부터 기본적으로 못한것 같습니다. 뭐 우리도 만약 옛날 뉴욕의 할렘같은데서 살다가 귀국했으면 미국 욕만 하고 있겠죠. 그냥 미워할 필요도 없고 아무런 내용도 뜻도 없는 일입니다. 떠들고 싶은대로 떠들도록 놔두면 됩니다. 어차피 저런 소리듣고 꼴딱 넘어갈 사람들도 별로 없어요.

  • Seo Vincent Jean-yves
    Seo Vincent Jean-yves 19 дней назад +1

    As a Korean who has spent a decade in Europe I have a criteria of my own, like you do. Let's say Europe is 8~9 out of 10 overall. France/Sweden/Swiss/Germany = 9. US is 5 . Canada is 4. Japan is 3 . Korea is 2.and China is 1.That is what I feel about the value of 1 human life in general. I was not even spending time with anyone out of Europe with the exception of few Koreans. Simply because I was one of them. Cause I couldn't communicate with people with different logic and value . American,Canadian,Japanese it didn't matter.They were all tasteless . I felt that way. For me, all the rest of the world is ugly and badly civilized, beside Europe. If I have a choice I would definitely live in Europe. But that doesn't necessarily mean that Europe is a paradise and all the rest are rat holes. I even lived in China voluntarily and it was also fun and awesome. yeah sometimes I was disappointed in that country but I can't say I hate everything about that country cause it's gonna be a hell of a lie. There is no such thing as a hell or heaven in this world. There're always good and bad at the same time. I wish your stay in Japan would be a happy story all over. So that couple of flaws would not stain all the rest of good experiences.

  • Qa Pl
    Qa Pl 19 дней назад +4

    I'm Japanese and I know hundreds of lovely Korean people who were much nicer than Japanese. Although Imo, it is true that when objectively observed that there are more shittier Koreans than Japanese, but that's just difference in culture. There are many other things that Koreans win over Japan and the vice versa. No country in the world is superior or inferior than any other

  • 김송주
    김송주 19 дней назад +1

    일본 가서 사는 거 누가 뭐라고 하냐? 관심도 없음. 근데 왜 엄한 한국 머리채는 왜 잡으세요 ㅋㅋ 한국 머리채 잡아서 일본살이 정당화하니까 문제지. 한국 살 때도 문화 알려는 노력 1도 없이 수박 겉핥기식이다가 일본 가서는 한국에 대해 너무도 잘 안 다는 듯 두 나라를 비교하며 일본이 우월하다고 말하는 게 문제지 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 그것도 말도 안 되는 부분들에서 ㅋㅋ 한국에서 그리 오래 살았으면서 일본 컨텐츠로 넘어갔다고 바로 욱일기를 쓰질 않나.....다음엔 어느 나라인가요? 어느 나라 가서 일본 깔래요? 돈만 주면 다 가니 뭐 ㅋㅋ

  • fx Xcl
    fx Xcl 19 дней назад

    You were not supposed to upload this vid.. look all those haters ;<
    They just can't acknowledge the DIFFERENCES

  • Sonia P
    Sonia P 19 дней назад +10

    I absolutely agree with you. I love much more the vibe of Japan. 💕🤗

  • Eunji Kim
    Eunji Kim 19 дней назад

    It is my first comment in youtube
    I live outside of korea and i understand living in the other country is not easy and there are many bad people especially in online which makes you feel annoying
    I dont care where you guys choose to live but living around 7years in korea doesnt mean you can judge it
    I dont like some japanese but i have lovely japanese as well all the things have good and bad and seould cant represent whole thing in korea
    Some of koreans think you guys stabed korean in the back but i dont think like that because all the people have opinions
    And even though i didnt saw all the videos of yours if you had any specific bad experience in korea i feel really sorry for that
    Just since your youtuber which can affect many people please think carefully when you decide to compare something not only korea but also japan

    • Eunji Kim
      Eunji Kim 17 дней назад

      Simon and Martina yes i did i didn't saw all of you guys video but i saw some of yours including this
      As one of the korean just wanted to tell you it is not easy to show your opinions which can be wrong or not cause i don't know all part of korea as well
      And i just wanted to leave general common comment based on what i saw not just for this video ;) and just didnt know which part of video i should put my comment you know i am kinda bad at using youtube;))

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  19 дней назад +2

      +Eunji Kim thank you for your comment! May I ask, did you watch this video? I’m not sure if your comment shows that you understood what we were saying here.

  • The Scribe
    The Scribe 19 дней назад +2

    This confirms my suspicion: your average Korean is an asshole. I'm surprised to learn that the few I met are actually representative!

  • love muse
    love muse 21 день назад

    日本に住んでるけどこれ見て住みたくなった。

  • 강혜수
    강혜수 21 день назад

    I enjoyed watching your videos when it was called “eat your kimchi”. All the sudden I realized that it has been a while since the last time I watched a video from you and came to check if you guys are alright since from a video I heard that Martina wasnt feeling well.

    Sadly, I agree with all the things that you mentioned about Korea.

    But first of all, everything got a reason. When you had been here long enough, you could have understood why it became like that(or you actually didnt even try to understand the culture but only saw the cover for 8years).

    Secondly, the way you demonstrated the situations was quite negative which is enough negativity for people to build a stereotype about Korea(n)

    If you mentioned the things you said at the end of the video in between the points( or from the beginning), I dont think it would have brought this many negative comments.

    ‘Bad thing about Korea 1234 , so we pick Japan’ was definitely not a good way to talk about a sensitive issue like this, considering the historical background of Kora and Japan

  • Adara Nicholls
    Adara Nicholls 21 день назад +14

    Living in Korea now... Have not had a good experience and am really happy to go home soon... I've also experienced the coldness here and a lot of alienation... WISH I'D SEEN THIS BEFORE COMING HERE 😂

  • 시아 :
    시아 : 21 день назад +3

    Even though I am Korean, I think it is Japan > Korea.

  • Rachel Kim
    Rachel Kim 21 день назад

    On the whole quiet thing... Maybe it's because you lived in Seoul??? And even in Seoul, there are completely quiet areas (usually nicer areas), so I wish you guys acknowledged that better. Obviously, this kind of comparison video requires a certain amount of generalization, but that should be acknowledged nonetheless, since not all your viewers would be cognizant of that.

  • Annabelle K
    Annabelle K 22 дня назад +3

    The city that won't sleep: NY
    The city that won't let you sleep:Seoul
    The city that won't let you sleep (because of the overtime work):Tokyo

  • sherg
    sherg 22 дня назад +2

    I was an exchange student in Japan for 9 months and I had my own apartment which was super small but it was mine! I really loved my stay there and always miss the place. I'd recommend everyone to try exchange student life if had the opportunity. 👍

  • Lulu Kendle
    Lulu Kendle 22 дня назад +1

    I lived in both countries and I loved them both :)

  • Jaylin101
    Jaylin101 23 дня назад

    Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts. I have honestly thought about going to both counties, and knowing your experiences can help me. This makes me wonder will I also have a different experience in Korea then you did as well.

  • pisapasa
    pisapasa 23 дня назад +1

    재수없어 생긴거봐

    • fx Xcl
      fx Xcl 19 дней назад

      니만 하겠냐

  • Ha Ha
    Ha Ha 23 дня назад

    It's okay you criticise Korea with your experience but why do you compare japan and korea? Nowadays many ppl compare japan and korea and give all the reason why japan is better than korea. Why do you have to compare..? Let's say we compare canada and america and this is why america is better than canada. Does it make you feel good? Just don't compare two countries

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  23 дня назад +4

      +Ha Ha did you watch the video? If you want the answer to your question, it’s in the video. Check it out!

  • Sungjin Moon
    Sungjin Moon 23 дня назад

    죄송합니다

  • James L Selden
    James L Selden 23 дня назад +1

    Simon and Martina, thank you for posting this, I enjoyed watching it and have enjoyed many of your thoughts and observations on Korea. I agree with many of your comparisons between Korea and Japan, such as how the Korean people can be a bit closed and distant, I find Japanese people to be a little more open compared to Koreans. However, I've been in Seoul before (not as long as you guys have) and disagree with your comment how Seoul is noisy with "angry energy". I personally find Seoul to be a clean, organized city that isn't noisy at all. Bottom line, you can't compare any country to Japan. Japan is at another level in terms of a society living in a near perfect harmony.

  • 김병곤
    김병곤 24 дня назад +1

    와패니즈 새끼들이었네 ㅋㅋ 그냥 상종 안하는게 정신건강에 이로움. 자 다들 여기서 피신하시죠 한국분들

    • fx Xcl
      fx Xcl 19 дней назад

      쟤들도 니 싫어함 ㅜ

  • 이상민
    이상민 24 дня назад +1

    존나 병신 같이 생겼네

    • fx Xcl
      fx Xcl 19 дней назад

      니가 한 짓거리랑 똑같은 이윤데 ㅋㅋ

    • 이상민
      이상민 19 дней назад

      fx Xcl 니 발언 졸라 좃같은데 병신아 넌 왜 시비야 할짓없니?

    • fx Xcl
      fx Xcl 19 дней назад

      인성 봐 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 니같은넘들 때매 쟤들이 한국 싫어해 ㅋㅋ

    • 이상민
      이상민 19 дней назад

      fx Xcl ㅅㅂ련이 애미 뒤져서 그러니?

    • fx Xcl
      fx Xcl 19 дней назад

      니만 하겠냐

  • Meetz Holzer
    Meetz Holzer 24 дня назад

    You guys judging Koreans for not knowing how to make proper sushi?! It's not even their food! lol What do you think about Japanese butchering the original Kimchi recipe then? Well, Canadians should apologize to the world for Justin Bieber and poutine. Canada has been French and British colony for a hundred yrs, c'mon you guys should at least know how to make proper fries lol (this is entirely a sarcasm, just to remind you if you are not smart enough to realize your ignorance and sarcasm.)

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  24 дня назад +4

      +Meetz Holzer I’m not sure if we’re watching the same video here. Maybe you watched another video and left a comment here?

  • lemon tree
    lemon tree 25 дней назад +1

    뭐 솔직히 인정하는 부분인데????? 우리가 고쳐야할 부분들. 근데 크리에이터 로서는 어떨까 싶네요. 그렇게 한국이랑 일본 비교하면서 한국 내리깔면은 당연히 한국인들의 원성을 살텐데. 그냥 일본에서 사는데 좋은점들만 말하고 잘살고있다 이런식으로 말하면 되지. 굳이 한국이랑 비교해가며 강조하면 좋은가..

  • dayday 4
    dayday 4 25 дней назад +1

    I don't know why are you guys comparing korea and japan. korea is korea and japan is japan.

    • dayday 4
      dayday 4 24 дня назад

      well I watched your video twice before I wrote this comment but I thought you guys were kind of comparing between korea and japan and it wasn't that's my bad. sorry about it. but I hope you guys to remember not every people in korea is not noisy, honking all the time. I just felt like "no... that's not true.. " so I wrote comment bit impetuously.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  24 дня назад +8

      +dayday 4 “you can’t lump all Korea in one group” - I’m sure you didn’t finish watching this video. Please watch it, and then see if you feel the same way. Because you’re talking about the video without knowing what we said here.

    • dayday 4
      dayday 4 24 дня назад

      I know this vedio is your own opinion and you guys can think like that but you can't lump all korea in one group. I live in seoul but it's not noisy at all.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  25 дней назад +7

      Did you watch the video? I would suggest watching the video. Then you will understand :D

  • RubyMeow
    RubyMeow 26 дней назад +14

    I visited Japan for a week as well as Korea and I agree 100% with this video. I went to Korea first and felt like I was an alien. They acted like they hated me since I was white. I visited Japan second and was amazed at how considerate they were! They made me feel so welcome even though I didn't speak Japanese that well.