| by Kenneth Chase | 97 comments

MY KOREAN APARTMENT | Life in Korea | Audrey’s Korean Officetel in Dongbaek, Yongin


So today I’m taking you inside my Korean apartment.
Don’t look at the code. I hope you’re not looking. Hahahaha.
I live in a very small studio. It’s just a one bedroom apartment.
What you got in your hands? Well, this weekend happens to be Chuseok, which is kind of like
Thanksgiving and this is the lovely gift set that I got from work. Tuna and spam. Ooooh!
Oooh lala. Those are selling for 50 dollars at the store. Yes, this is very expensive.
You better appreciate your spam. You better. It’s a year’s supply.
Playing guitar sounds I am a very talented musician and I dream
of one day playing with you to. Because they like people who can playing the Ukelele. They
do. Music playing.
hahaha strum it. strum it.
The fridge. And what is that? This delicacy came all the way from Argentina. Dulce de
Leche. Mmmmm. As the Koreans say ‘Mashikeda” In Spanish it is deliciouso. Deliciouso!
This is my small little kitchen and I cook so often that I paid 3000 thousand Won which
is about 3 dollars for 6 months of gas usage. Korean toilets are very scary things. As you
can see there is lots of buttons with different options to wash your bum clean and who knows
what else. oooh, the seats are also heated so in the winter time that’s pretty sweet.
And this is my small little bathroom. Basically whenever you take a shower everything gets
wet. This is all there is to it. This is the view from my apartment. Not too
shaby. You can see lots of apartment buildings, restaurants, bars, and the mountains off in
the distance. So this is my bed with my lovely Bolivian
bed cover. And if you look this way I have a nice shelving unit where I can keep my clothes.
Little television. We just store things here. Girly!
In this little area right in front of the door this is where you take your shoes off
because it is very bad manners to walk inside a Korean home with your shoes on. They don’t
like it. That’s going to be in the bloopers. Noooo!
Yeah! Are you recording already. Yeah. Jeez.

97 Comments

Mark Wiens

Sep 9, 2012, 2:08 pm Reply

Nice place Audrey, I want some of your SPAM!!!

micamyx

Sep 9, 2012, 2:12 pm Reply

I like Audrey's blanket! 😀

haciendaelguasimo

Oct 10, 2012, 11:52 am Reply

You canplay Wii on that toilet.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2012, 7:06 am Reply

Thanks Mark 🙂 We'd gladly give you some if you lived nearby…haha

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2012, 7:06 am Reply

Thanks Mica! We both find it cute 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2012, 7:06 am Reply

Definitely could do that!

Simon Wn

Oct 10, 2012, 11:20 pm Reply

what job are u doing in korea?

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2012, 1:37 am Reply

Audrey is teaching in Korea and I'm here working on some other projects.

The Hanger Sisters

Oct 10, 2012, 6:15 am Reply

Is Audrey's school paying for the apartment? Im really interested in teaching in Korea, too. 🙂 Who does she teach for? Does she teach for Korvia?

Smiling Seoul

Oct 10, 2012, 2:31 pm Reply

I'm jealous of your toilet haha I would love one of those in my apartment but I have just the normal one. It gets so cold here in winter, you're lucky you'll have a warm butt ㅋㅋ

H

Oct 10, 2012, 4:00 am Reply

Is she spanish??

Lemons6187

Oct 10, 2012, 10:01 am Reply

Hahahahahaha, Yay! It's Spam! 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Nov 11, 2012, 4:34 am Reply

What could possibly be more exciting than Span, right? 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Nov 11, 2012, 4:34 am Reply

Audrey speaks Spanish fluently!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Nov 11, 2012, 4:35 am Reply

Hahaha…they do come in handy in the winter. Might be hard to get off the seat because it is so toasty and warm 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Nov 11, 2012, 4:35 am Reply

Her school does pay for her apartment. She works for Avalon actually.

송은서

Nov 11, 2012, 2:09 pm Reply

oh hi! Nice to meet you!! I am 14 years old, in korean age and I live in Dongbaek, I go to chodang middle school. I love your apartment. So.. You are a teacher in dongbaek Avalon school? 🙂 I actually visited Avalon to take a test but I go to Chungdahm Learning in Gugal >_< Anyway nice to meet you , I love your videos.

송은서

Nov 11, 2012, 2:10 pm Reply

I was literally talking to Audrey.. Yes 😉

jonterio ealy

Dec 12, 2012, 8:01 am Reply

is audrey you cool apartment GO! YOU! HORAY!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Dec 12, 2012, 3:39 am Reply

Oh that's very cool. We both have heard about Chungdahm school. Nice to meet you as well and have a happy holiday!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jan 1, 2013, 12:31 am Reply

Sure, it's ok, especially if you travel in SE Asia 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jan 1, 2013, 12:31 am Reply

Thanks! We were lucky to get it 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jan 1, 2013, 12:31 am Reply

Thanks, we love how modern it is. It's also small enough that we don't have to clean it often ;P

T0mm Teddy

Jan 1, 2013, 5:32 am Reply

Where are you from ?

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jan 1, 2013, 3:09 pm Reply

We're both from Canada 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Feb 2, 2013, 8:12 am Reply

Thank you! We both were lucky with our apartments. Audrey used Teach Away and I used Work N Play as our recruiters. Another one to consider is Footprints Recruiting. Best of luck!

sherp2u1

Feb 2, 2013, 10:13 pm Reply

Great teeth, I'm jealous..

Ceci A

Feb 2, 2013, 10:59 pm Reply

mmmm dulce de leche!!!!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Feb 2, 2013, 7:11 am Reply

Thanks!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Feb 2, 2013, 7:11 am Reply

We both looooooooove dulce de leche 😉

Ceci A

Feb 2, 2013, 1:45 pm Reply

yes, I always carry the dulce de leche in my bag
how you got dulce de leche, they sell in korea?

James Smith

Feb 2, 2013, 12:22 am Reply

Love your place, I taught in Seoul from 1999-2002, back then most instructors had to share a place…now single places seem to be more common…i also did a month one of those corporate training centres in Yongin, at Guseoksamguri, cant exactly remember the spelling.

lol, i used to get that G-damned tuna every holiday, same brand, it tasted the way I imagined cat food would taste…do you ever go to Geckos? Stompers at the top of the "hill" was fun too….funny post, brings back memories

Misha Parker

Feb 2, 2013, 8:22 pm Reply

:))

Misha Parker

Feb 2, 2013, 8:24 pm Reply

Thank you Samuel and Audrey for this lovely video:) So positive and funny:))) Actually I found it using Ukulele search tag:)) Your single apartment is Brilliant! You guys are lucky! :))) How often you visit Seoul? Are u still in Korea?

Misha Parker

Feb 2, 2013, 8:25 pm Reply

Oh and the toilet is Top:)))!!!

Timothy Bailey

Mar 3, 2013, 10:34 pm Reply

your apartment looks really nice and new.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 11:59 am Reply

I don't think they sell it in Korea. My family shipped it to me. 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 12:01 pm Reply

I'm glad it brought back good memories. 🙂 I did go to Gecko's or one of the Irish pubs a couple of times out in Itaewon. And the tuna, haha, I got that for two holidays in a row!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 12:03 pm Reply

That's funny that you found it searching for 'ukuleles'. I'm not exactly musically inclined…

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 12:03 pm Reply

It was a great apartment to live in! I got lucky with that one; I've heard of some pretty bad ones…

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 2:23 am Reply

Thanks for watching. Glad you like it. 🙂

Shu En

Mar 3, 2013, 4:10 pm Reply

hi, check out simonandmartina. I feel that you all would click really well. =)

iamgrettah

Mar 3, 2013, 2:55 pm Reply

just like simon and martina

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 4:09 pm Reply

I do like their channel. I remember I first came across their videos before moving to South Korea. 😉 -Audrey

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Mar 3, 2013, 4:10 pm Reply

Aww, thanks. 🙂 They have a fun channel, so that's a compliment!

권지민

Apr 4, 2013, 2:17 pm Reply

cute!

Cristian Gustavo Araniva

May 5, 2013, 9:58 am Reply

Saludos desde Argentina =D

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

May 5, 2013, 6:17 am Reply

Thank you! 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

May 5, 2013, 6:17 am Reply

Gracias! De que parte de Argentina? 🙂

Cristian Gustavo Araniva

May 5, 2013, 10:51 am Reply

Soy de Provincia de Salta =)

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

May 5, 2013, 7:23 am Reply

Uauu, yo visite Salta hace unos años. Muy lindo lugar.

Cristian Gustavo Araniva

May 5, 2013, 7:57 am Reply

Que lindo que te gusto =) . espero retomen viaje otra vez por aqui =D y suban video o fotos XD. unos de estos dias subire un video que estoy editando de la cuidad de donde vivo para que conozcan por que no soy de capital =) .

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

May 5, 2013, 4:03 am Reply

Si, algun dia volveremos a visitar, y a filmar unos cuantos videos. 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

May 5, 2013, 2:43 am Reply

If you're a teacher in Korea, the apartment is usually covered by your school, so I didn't have to pay the rent.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jun 6, 2013, 3:18 pm Reply

Haha, that's what I thought. Apparently it's just a Korean tradition… 😉

James Booth

Jul 7, 2013, 5:44 pm Reply

the whole video was like the start to a porno

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jul 7, 2013, 9:46 am Reply

LOL

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Jul 7, 2013, 1:22 pm Reply

Thank you! 🙂

Dan Kim

Aug 8, 2013, 2:23 pm Reply

용인동백동에위치한오피스텔 난 백현마을에 사는데

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 1:41 am Reply

오, 아주 재미있을입니다. 우리는 한국에서 우리의 아파트를 즐겼다. 그것은 매우 현대적이고 창에서 멋진 전망과 깨끗했다!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 3:20 am Reply

We both like tuna but we're not huge fans of spam 😉

Suba Pippo

Aug 8, 2013, 11:16 pm Reply

糧のなんですか愛本がこれあなぱるためんつ

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 3:46 am Reply

Oh, that's cool! I hope you enjoy living there. We kind of miss it now that we're gone.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 3:46 am Reply

How do you like Daegu? I've visited there several years ago.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 3:51 am Reply

それがとても安かったし、食べ物がおいしかったので、私たちは地元の食料品店が、我々はレストランで外食ほとんどの時間から食品を購入するために使用。

Chris Anslinger

Aug 8, 2013, 6:07 am Reply

I like this girl. And to recap, the guy knows how to say delicious in Korean. This girl deserves better.

jammaudrey21

Aug 8, 2013, 11:04 pm Reply

How do you have the money to travel? I'm so jealous!!!

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 8:58 am Reply

LOL, at least somebody who can speak better Korean 😉

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 8:59 am Reply

We saved hard during our time in Korea as teachers. Afterwards, we've done freelance work and online types of jobs.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 11:44 am Reply

None, although Korea has a relatively high suicide rate, the likelihood of witnessing one is very low.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Aug 8, 2013, 1:30 am Reply

I think Audrey's family actually sent that to her by mail 🙂 I do know you can buy Herbe Matte in Korea though at expat shops.

No no no Hell no what come on Oh no

Sep 9, 2013, 3:58 am Reply

Spam is so good .

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Sep 9, 2013, 1:03 am Reply

We sure had a lot of it!

Nam Daemun

Sep 9, 2013, 12:22 pm Reply

get the fuck off you piece of racist shit

Chan Hao

Sep 9, 2013, 10:09 am Reply

what do you do for a living in korea?

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Sep 9, 2013, 1:11 am Reply

We were English teachers at the time 🙂

Hanha hanriri

Oct 10, 2013, 6:57 pm Reply

OMG! I love Dulce de Leche <3 I'm from Argentina 😀 Good Luck guys 🙂

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2013, 1:05 am Reply

Thank you! Audrey's Dad is from Argentina as well. We love to eat it on ice cream and toast.

Samuel and Audrey – Travel and Food Videos

Oct 10, 2013, 5:43 am Reply

Thank you! We miss our cozy apartment 🙂

Scottrchrdsn

Nov 11, 2013, 2:51 am Reply

I was stationed in Korea in 1984; not very far from where this video was made. Though I was stationed on base I did visit quite a few apartments during my time there. It is interesting to compare the apartments from back then to the one you showed in this video. Much nicer!

Scottrchrdsn

Nov 11, 2013, 3:32 am Reply

Starting at 0:17, on the counter behind Audrey, is a plate of bananas. I do not know where she got them but obviously it was somewhere in Korea (the bananas are still relatively fresh). In the 1980s one could buy them at some VERY high end stores where they cost a great deal, or on the military base. The military base was the only place that had bananas at a reasonable price and I well remember Korean wives of GIs there practically plundering the bananas as soon as they were placed on sale in the commissary.

Sung moon Choi

Dec 12, 2013, 3:36 pm Reply

Audrey. your voice are very attractive and it sounds like Jujuclub(K-POP band) 🙂
Juju club m/v -> [K-POP♩1996년] 주주클럽 (JuJu Club) – 나는 나 (Naneun Na) MV
Juju club m/v 2 -> 주주클럽-Fun Fun

EpicBowMaster

Jan 1, 2014, 5:53 am Reply

I love you two!!!!

51MontyPython

Feb 2, 2014, 1:40 am Reply

I DON'T LIKE SPAM! 🙂

Mon Nee

Mar 3, 2014, 10:35 am Reply

Hi Audrey ans Sam. Do u plan to live n teach in Korea for along time?

k3yla

Apr 4, 2014, 7:41 pm Reply

Dulce de Leche from Argentina and Bolivan bed cover? is Audrey from South America?
It's interesting to me because I was born in Bolivia and I lived many years in Argentina. 

christiane dumas

Jul 7, 2014, 2:27 pm Reply

is it easy to find a studio in Seoul? and where can we find it easily. Thank

dalia rishon

Sep 9, 2014, 4:44 pm Reply

Samuel & Audrey:I recommend you to taste (if you haven't already tasted it) special cookies from Argentina -filled with dulce de leche .It is called : alfajores. there are two types: alfajores de maicena, and the famous industrial  alfajores:HAVANA. You can even buy  alfajores de maicena in Israel  in cafes and bakeries (I saw the alfajores  in one of your videos filmed in israel)

홍정민

Jan 1, 2015, 1:27 pm Reply

Oh hi I know this video has been uploaded a long time ago but I was just happy to see your studio!! Your studio is really close to me house haha I don't know that you are living there now but I just felt special that the foreign youtuber is living closely with me! And of course, I'm Korean and became 16 years old for Korean Age!

M. Wolf

Jan 1, 2015, 1:22 am Reply

Hi, I know this video has been posted a long, long time from now. I would like to know if there are any good studio apartments in Korea mainly South that would allow two people to live together including letting a pet live in the apartment also.

kaoutar ahmed

Sep 9, 2015, 2:46 am Reply

i know its an old vid but i love to hear from u what are u doing in korea and what do u work there i want to be an english teacher in korea so i wanna see if there is a chance in living there

Sand Flea

Jun 6, 2016, 6:45 am Reply

What's with the close ups dude.? and she didn't throw u off the balcony?

Effie Colida

Oct 10, 2018, 9:02 pm Reply

Audrey your Korean apt was so cute Loved it

kara rickmers

Dec 12, 2018, 3:17 pm Reply

Wow so I'm pretty sure I now live in this same apartment! Wild!

Kaustav Kundu

Dec 12, 2018, 6:47 pm Reply

Audrey is looking like a cute teenager. The smile hasn't changed over the years though!!

Paul Wheelan

Apr 4, 2019, 4:51 am Reply

AAAAAWWWWW. Sooo Cute. Audrey, do you still play the Ukilele? Hidden talents M'Dear x

Martín biglione

Jul 7, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

Hermosa Audrey ?!

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