What Happened to Simon? 

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I’ve taken a few months off of being on camera. I’ve seen many comments from people asking what happened to me, and I understand. I kinda left without any word. I’m sorry for that. Let me tell you what’s been going on in my life.
For those of you that are frustrated by my lack of responding to other burning questions that you might have, please don’t let that frustration turn into anger towards me. It’s not that I’m not addressing speculations out of a disrespect towards you. If that’s your first guess, I’m telling you it’s the wrong guess: there are other reasons. There are some parts of my private life that I just don’t feel comfortable talking about yet.
I made this video because I did see that many were concerned about me. I wanted to make this video for them. And I wanted to just let people know that, even though this is a VERY huge transition in my life, I’m actually doing well in the face of it. I am doing better than I thought I would. I hope that’s the message people can walk away with, and not let their frustration out of curiosity taint that message. I’ll talk about other parts of my life only when I’m comfortable talking about them, and not a second before that, even under a deluge of pressure from others. I’m asking you: please be kind.
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Simon and Martina
For those of you that are frustrated by my lack of responding to other burning questions that you might have, please don’t let that frustration turn into anger towards me. It’s not that I’m not addressing speculations out of a disrespect towards you. If that’s your first guess, I’m telling you it’s the wrong guess: there are other reasons. There are some parts of my private life that I just don’t feel comfortable talking about yet. I made this video because I did see that many were concerned about me. I wanted to make this video for them. And I wanted to just let people know that, even though this is a VERY huge transition in my life, I’m actually doing well in the face of it. I am doing better than I thought I would. I hope that’s the message people can walk away with, and not let their frustration out of curiosity taint that message. I’ll talk about other parts of my life only when I’m comfortable talking about them, and not a second before that, even under a deluge of pressure from others. I’m asking you: please be kind.
amie angel
amie angel Hour ago
Simon and Martina 💕
ManiacalMind 2 days ago
This 100%. People have zero respect for other’s privacy and they just assume that you being on US-first means you’re not allowed any privacy.
Gio Arcega
Gio Arcega 3 days ago
I hope that you get well really soon Simon. You have my prayers with you.
paranoidandroid 4 days ago
andinkify 4 days ago
Take your time, no pressures. You decide how much and when to share personal things
junebird 29 minutes ago
I honestly don't see a point of this video. Nothing was addressed. And yeah, they don't have to share anything they don't feel comfortable sharing. But I don't see a point of making a video just to tell us nothing. Also you both should stop the passive-aggressive comment liking. Either address things or don't.
AFaith 2 hours ago
Hey Simon, I've watched your videos for a while and I am glad to see you again. This is maybe my first time commenting but let me tell you, this video came at the right time. I don't know how I missed it, it just showed up on feed today. I am going through really hard times right now and that message at the end felt just like a message of heavens for me. Thank you. I love your vision and I hope you can share more of it in the future
Cat MacMahon
Cat MacMahon 3 hours ago
Glad to hear you are physically okay. Also glad to hear found a good spot mentally. I could definitely tell that meditation has helped you. Your manner though calmer, seems more at peace. Sending you both good vibes, thoughts and love. Continue taking care of yourselves first. Your best comes out when you've cared the best for yourself.
ScienceFiction 4 hours ago
I just want to put this out there, if Martina and Simon decided to stop making youtube videos and focus on themselves, I would be more than happy with that decision. I love them both so dearly and love the updates, but honestly they deserve to pursue their own happiness outside of youtube. It would be sad because I wouldn't have their "company" anymore, but they deserve to live out the life that feels good and right for them. I know many of us feel that way. We love you and always only want the best for you. ❤️
Jen Morales-Correa
Jen Morales-Correa 7 hours ago
:: hugs :: You are very kind for having taken the time to pop in and say hello to us, Simon. Thank you for this update. And also for letting us know that you are investing in the health and wellness of your Body & Mind. This is such a positive and wonderful turn of events! If and when you are ready to share more of your Journey with us, we are here for You
Rohwynn 8 hours ago
Its like you turned into a thousand year old sage who discovered the meaning of life. Uh, that was a compliment btw...in case that didn't translate well lol
TheQuietCheetah 9 hours ago
Simon, you're the best. Hope both of you stay happy and healthy~
Bless You
Bless You 10 hours ago
I'm not going to read other comment because I can just imagine some of them now. Please just know that your business is really no one else's business. You may have put your lives out in the public but you also have the right to stop whenever you feel necessary. My personal hope for both of you is peace, love and happiness wherever you are in life. 💜
max trance
max trance 11 hours ago
Simon, i just hope that you are not doing too bad, please take care
Simon and Martina
Simon and Martina 8 hours ago
I’m doing great. Seems like I didn’t say that enough in this video. Maybe I should say it louder next time :)
PunkPanda 11 hours ago
Phew at the beginning i was worried you joined/ started some cult, because there was some really creepy vibes, but hey nice to know how you are doing
Trinkuh2 12 hours ago
this seems like he joined a cult.....he doesn't look healthy in the face and he doesn't look fit skinny but not eating skinny.
Fuzzyfezz 16 hours ago
Love you Simon I'm wishing you and your loved one all the best 💖 Thank you for what you do
u140550 17 hours ago
i've been busy, and haven't seen there recent videos; but can anyone give me a brief summary why they left asia/japan?
Ruby H.
Ruby H. 18 hours ago
People be talking about that work grind what about that mental and self care grind
Hoppelpinguin 20 hours ago
Like, I'm sure the hand really hurts and I'm sorry you have to go through this, but damn that part made me laugh.
Meg Marie
Meg Marie Day ago
bro. this is flat creepy and i don't buy your heroin-like serenity.
MusicholicV Day ago
His voice sounds like he works for Headspace now lol love that for you Simon!
2jw Day ago
What in the hell???!!! What's going on?
Amalie Rove
Amalie Rove Day ago
Scary how mindfulnes is changing peoples minds 😬 but good Luck 🍀🙂
gaewww Day ago
🙌🏼👏🏼🖐🏼 I’m wanting to work on my own health journey so I applaud you for your goal and with you sharing it with us. Just sending so much love and positivity towards your way. I’m looking forward for when you are ready to share more of your journey with the rest of us. Until then, stay healthy.
Londi Gomez
Londi Gomez Day ago
Maybe a little bit...you are funny still. Good for you!
Typical Typewriter
I’m not being mean or trying to be rude, but if Simon’s healthier why does he look literally exhausted to the point of death in his eyes, both discolour and eye movements. I really got some unhappy vibes in this video. I’m really shocked because I was watching EatYourKimchi’s Kpop Music Mondays when I was a teenager in Korea trying to learn English!!! Nowadays I live in Japan, primarily for work and a better lifestyle, but I’ve kept following you guys regularly over the years, and I cannot believe the change to Simon. Where is Martina, also? Is Martina okay?! Is her EDS manageable at the minute?! This video is making me very scared and nervous for both Simon and Martina. In the comments you’ve mentioned a factor about your private life- and I wish to leave it at that, but I feel that no doubt something huge is happening behind the scenes. No wedding ring is visible, you scrambled to leave Japan in a pandemic- and disappeared for months, with worrying posts made too, only to reappear completely different and looking exhausted. I may be overreacting, but I’m genuinely scared for this couple.
Simon and Martina
Simon and Martina 18 hours ago
I’m not a good sleeper. That’s all. I’ve not been one for the past few years, and my eyes always look dark, even in Japan, unless I fill them out with good lighting. I couldn’t set up my lighting panel for this video because it’s a two handed job. Next time I’ll sit closer to the window :D
sophie jade
sophie jade Day ago
I’m uneasy about simons skin in this he looks so pale and bruised under the eyes, not sure if it’s the car accident I think it’s weight loss related he looks so much thinner. And no wedding ring gosh I hope he’s been eating, live them both so much it’s hard to watch
Typical Typewriter
I 100% agree. I’ve watched them since I was a cringy 14 year old Korean teenage girl- and now I work in a bank in Japan! Never have I ever, seen such a dramatic change to Simon.
Raffaello Nardin
This is weird. Like, a lot.
Dena Franco
Dena Franco Day ago
Good to see your face Simon. Yes your a bit different from your past videos but your still in there. I’ll be think of you during this year as you lean about more about your self. Whatever challenges you may be having is truly none of our business. I can’t even fathom having to inform people of my ever move emotional or physical. Bear of luck in this new journey.
L L Day ago
If you like meditation you should try DBT therapy with it. It will change your life bro! You seem calm and happy but you don't really seem excited about life. More like you are just numbing out. I love you Simon so I hope you really are okay. You dont have to share it with me but I pray you are actually okay and not just playing a character now. Or maybe the old you was the character idk only you do. Wish you the best and if you ever need someone to vent to I can listen. Also a great book I suggest to everyone who is transforming for the better in their life is the power of vulnerability by brene brown. Her audio book of it is stellar and a great listen.
Nick !!
Nick !! 15 hours ago
DBT therapy with a counselor changed my life
Logan Danae
Logan Danae Day ago
All I could think this entire video was how much you look like Floki from Vikings 😳😳
JugOfTea Day ago
I love you guys basically scamming your paterons. Just a rerun of the fundraiser you guys did in Korea. If you guys had any shred of decency then you would return the money you've taken but obviously you guys are too greedy to do that. I can't believe I even supported you guys.
JugOfTea 19 hours ago
@mina95 Well they basically pocketed 40K from the EYK studio when the more ethical thing would be to donate it as it was money raised by their fans (they have been noted to buy clothes that are worth at least 1000 dollars so good to know where that money went) and they also hadn't updated their patreon in months just pocketing the money they received from it. Instead of postponing payments like other influencers have. I have been a fan of theirs for ages but just cause I'm a fan doesn't mean I'm blind. It is horrible what they're going through but that doesn't change all the shady things they've done in the past.
mina95 Day ago
This comment is incredibly rude.
Jennifer Green
They're not scamming anyone.
Kittysarus Wrecks
I’m proud of you Simon. I’ve followed y’all for a very long time, and I’ve also been there and I grew, and I’m still growing and we always will be. Take care of yourself and your mental health. ❤️ Love you both and wishing you both good health. And looking forward to mindfulness and wellness stuff in the future.
isabel rosas
isabel rosas Day ago
You're giving me Tenzin vibes
Ariel Day ago
Glad to see you’re ok Simon! Happy to hear you’re doing awesome. You look happy, and healthy. This is very inspiring for me. Good work ;) Love you guys! 💖
Edward Wong
Edward Wong Day ago
What's your workout routine? How's your diet? You should make a video showing your health changes!!!
dolita windo
dolita windo Day ago
shredded, but he sure was much happier.
Yvonna 나나
Woah I haven’t watched this channel in a few years. So much has changed!
Typical Typewriter
@dolita windo girl if I ever move back to Korea i’m not leaving my Japanese toilet like ever
dolita windo
dolita windo Day ago
I think the most important question is: did you get a bidet?? We all know how much you loved your toilet back in japan!
pilar Ibarguen
pilar Ibarguen 2 days ago
What a ride!! I'm glad you feel great keep the energy going and take care of yourself!
Lauren Matthews
Lauren Matthews 2 days ago
Anyone else getting adult Aang vibes?
BelanceM 2 days ago
That wasn't funny my heart fell to my stomach and my eyes began to water. I didnt even realize i was holding my breath until I possessed that very poor hand punchline joke what ever the hell it was... my brain is scrambled. But im relieved, I genuinely love you guys
LEAH maddison
LEAH maddison 2 days ago
missed u funny man
Abril Hernández
Abril Hernández 2 days ago
I'm taking also a mindfulness course online and is really good. Already I'm more open minded and it helps me a lot with my anxiety.
brandon lindsey
brandon lindsey 2 days ago
Good job Simon!
fkarenxxx 2 days ago
Please if you can make more videos with your mom and dad, they are so natural on camera and they are so funny :)) i love watching you guys just be silly together
Swan_Ronson 2 days ago
What do you think about the new FF XVI trailer Simon?
Rachel Desneux
Rachel Desneux 2 days ago
Please, take care of your family, nobody understand that until something happen ! I would love to spend some time with my dad but now I can't.. So really take all the time you need !
InvisibleRen 2 days ago
People forget that these are real people behind the videos. people think once you become a content creator, that is your identity and your life and finding yourself is just a distraction or one-off thing. Nah, we are all people. Content creation is not the end all be all of our lives or personality or identities. We all gotta find our paths and change paths and look inside ourselves (as cheesy as it sounds). Sadly, too many people are worried about their own entertainment to care
Andreea Popa
Andreea Popa 2 days ago
post divorce weight loss and finding god/yoga/mindfulness...
Paradox 2 days ago
I'm so happy for you Simon. It seems you've tapped into the inner dimension of yourself. Through meditation you've become a student/adventurer/scientist of the infinite vastness of your inner being. If mindfulness meditation is the path you're exploring, try looking some of Mooji's meditations. His meditations have changed me.
Nadiapants 2 days ago
You know what, a thought just hit me. We all feel disturbed and saddened by this video right ? We feel absolutely horrified by the hint that they are separated because together they were so awesome? So imagine if that was actually happening to them . How absolutely awful they must feel trying to adjust to this new lifestyle apart from each other. It must be a total nightmare ! To be honest Simon is doing very well considering. Let’s just be nice and keep our noses out of their business.
Allison Krebs
Allison Krebs 2 days ago
Honestly not sure if anyone else is thinking this.. but I haven't seen Simon and Martina together in their videos. I hope you guys are doing okay
Kristal clear
Kristal clear 2 days ago
I think the most important question is: did you get a bidet?? We all know how much you loved your toilet back in japan!
Alejandra Moya
Alejandra Moya 8 hours ago
Kristal clear
Kristal clear 2 days ago
@Simon and Martina well then i'm happy for you 😂
Simon and Martina
Lol I did! It was the first thing I ordered on Amazon :D
Luna Enriquez
Luna Enriquez 2 days ago
We love to see it! 💘
audi tatia sudhana
So they are not together anymore or something
treeriders 2 days ago
It’s so obvious they’ve broken up.
Gerda Gutmane
Gerda Gutmane 2 days ago
Oh god. It feels like you could start a cult.. and we all would follow :D This level of calmness and poise.
Oksana Kemarskaya
Hi Simon, I don't want ask "regular" questions people are writing here. But I really wonder about your meditation sources. Can you share your technique, please? Very much support you and Martina at this difficult time.
BlurBoi 2 days ago
Hello Simon and nice to meet you. 🙏
Nerd Strike
Nerd Strike 2 days ago
Just remember life is not a smooth straight road, sometimes we find potholes along the drive. Just remember keep moving a head and never look in the review at the turns you could have taken. Wish the both of you the best.
Mindy Stanley
Mindy Stanley 2 days ago
Hey do what’s best for you guys! Whatever that means. Thank you for all the years of wonderful videos. I’m so appreciative whether the videos continue or not. ❤️❤️❤️
Maiköl Verasson
Maiköl Verasson 2 days ago
Simon, I'm happy for you! What a great decision you made to care for yourself
Elaine Lat
Elaine Lat 2 days ago
I missed you both. Please do take as much time as needed. Practically the whole world is in chaos but I'd be lying if I don't say that the chaos has been revealing much that needs to be put in the spotlight. There are many things that had to be addressed in various aspects of our lives so I am still grateful despite the hardships I faced this year, from having to get minor surgery, to almost having our lives in danger because of a nearby volcanic eruption, to losing my job and then gaining another. So much has happened and through it all, I keep finding bits and pieces of myself that contain the strength I didn't think I have anymore. Please do take care you guys, I'm here for you.
Nicole Stacey
Nicole Stacey 3 days ago
Oh! Also, check out 'tea with a Druid' by Philip Carr-gomm - great meditation video. You're going through a spiritual awakening. These usually come about from a significant life event. You're doing the right thing, keep going :)
Nicole Stacey
Nicole Stacey 3 days ago
You're doing the right thing. Check out Druidry for spiritual/emotional guidance 💚 Druids use meditation as the foundation of their practice. The American Order of Druids have a very earth based practice. Lot's to research 🙂 Blessed be, Simon /|\ Walk strong in the way!
F S 3 days ago
I’m so happy for you Simon!
Elvis left the building
Simon embracing yourself can be challenging. Wish you peace with your journey 🌈🌈🌈
shan Sait
shan Sait 3 days ago
I miss the old Simon 😥
Cat Greenfield
Cat Greenfield 3 days ago
Hi, Simon! I have never been able so successfully meditate. My brain won’t turn off, I cannot focus, and the knowledge that I’m failing sets off anxiety attacks and panic breathing. Do you know anything that can help? Any resources on that sort of thing?
David Stevenson
David Stevenson 3 days ago
Glad to see you are doing well for now. I was wondering if you and Martina could share how things are going for the people that you have worked with in Japan....namely Dan? Is he doing well? Did I miss a vlog where you talked about this?
David Stevenson
David Stevenson 3 days ago
It was Dan right? The guy who was your videographer?
Matthew Heslor
Matthew Heslor 3 days ago
Hope everything is ok..❤️
doire aintu
doire aintu 3 days ago
bruh it's all g in the h as long as you don't announce you've joined scientology or some shit
burntcaramel164 3 days ago
Sending out lots of love to you and Martina. This vid made me tear up a bit as well as laugh at your funny moments. i hope to also get through my challenges with dignity and respect since this year has not been easy. Also, i was actually looking forward to your shirtless self :( hahaha but all jokes aside, thank you for this video Simon
doire aintu
doire aintu 3 days ago
Your voice during this video sounds kinda similar to binging with babish
Hamilton Bean
Hamilton Bean 3 days ago
Wow, what a great message. Super interested in your transformation and looking forward to learning more. Great ideas here too... THANK YOU.
Gxxrx 3 days ago
Yes!!! I wish you all the best on your fated spiritual awakening journey 🙏 can't wait for the new content, because it's my beloved topic and I'm on my personal spiritual journey, too. It goes really deep once you're into it. It's such a great topic to do research about as well, but still we will never get to know fully about it, since it goes beyond our limited understanding. It's a self-discipline and self-improvement process and essential for your inner peace. Meditation brings so much awareness, calmness and health benefits! Chakra-Meditation can be perfectly integrated along with it and so on...
Bushdid911 3 days ago
“Six pack in my mind” lol I need that 😵
Ismael A.
Ismael A. 3 days ago
I bet he is smoking a shiiiiiit ton of weed. He's too calm 😂
gabethenoob 3 days ago
I'm convinced he was body snatched.
Bee urundul
Bee urundul 3 days ago
Good to see + hear you are taking care of yourself Simon. Love Fudgy. Meditation is amazing, but I'm a real fidget so I struggle to meditate for too long. I need to get back into it. You have inspired me! Sending love from the UK! Take care
Luna Vox
Luna Vox 3 days ago
You good sir, have embraced 2020 just like I have. I've lost 90 pounds since last year and have decided "I have no control, and that's okay. I rise above, not sink below." It's very freeing when you take that mentality and strive for your happiness. I'm so happy for you.
Arial Mar
Arial Mar 3 days ago
Wow, this is great.....I really love this video❤️❤️wishing nothing but the best for you both. continue doing you!!!!
Yugi Moto
Yugi Moto 3 days ago
love all the fake ass people on here saying " you have every right to keep this from us you don't owe us anything" and you KNOW FOR A FACT they would watch the video announcing something like they are breaking up or quitting ytube in a heartbeat.
M B 2 days ago
finally Someone speaking the truth 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻
Tibly Art
Tibly Art 2 days ago
@Dark Ale ok
Dark Ale
Dark Ale 2 days ago
@Tibly Art the "pitch" is the video title, leading to a video that doesn't say much and a pinned comment that basically says "actually we're not gonna tell you what really happened." it's literally clickbait
Can d
Can d 3 days ago
@Tibly Art their channel is simon and martina, that pitches a couple. It's not simon or martina
Tibly Art
Tibly Art 3 days ago
@Dark Ale no because they never mentioned or pitched anything, people simply noticed.
kazooka chan
kazooka chan 3 days ago
I do hope you're journey and project is positive and successful. I love you and hope your life is full of joy and knowledge. Seriously Simon from the bottom of my soul stay safe stay you and please keep as much positivity in this life as possible
Rae DeFrane
Rae DeFrane 3 days ago
I also moved from Tokyo back to legal weed to cope with covid. Welcome back.
Molly Yin Ho
Molly Yin Ho 3 days ago
I relate to your journey Simon 😊 this year has been the toughest one by far 😩 but I’ve started meditation too and it’s really helping 😀 it’s crazy I’ve been following the channel for 10 years now and interesting to see the growth. Sending you well wishes !
JuriAmari 3 days ago
Take all the time you need Simon! I’m glad you haven’t lost your sense of humor. Meditation does wonders and I’ve been going to it more and more as this pandemic is going longer. As long as you and Martina are doing better, that’s all that matters! You’ve been up here for a while - recharge. We’ll still be here supporting you when you get back. ❤️
corrin 3 days ago
At least your happy and healthy, that’s the main thing keep on going my friend
Dipsy 3 days ago
Many hugs! And I hope the hand heals quickly! Also Spudgy is so cute ^^
Shayne Tango
Shayne Tango 3 days ago
Your voice during this video sounds kinda similar to binging with babish
Kate 4 days ago
Can you mediate with music or does it ruin it? Should you only be in silence
warm & fluffy socks
Wow, bro you don't look healthy. But if your good with that, your viewers will get used to the new you.
Peachh Teaa
Peachh Teaa 4 days ago
I mean.. no one is against you moving back to Canada and smoking a lot of weed.. Take care, Simon!
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 4 days ago
Wishing nothing but the best for you. ❤️👍
Ikigai 4 days ago
You look like such a Toronto dude now!! Hope you guys find happiness
youngminus 4 days ago
Stay safe and get well soon! Take care of yourself and your loved ones! I have been following you and Martina for so long and I just wish you two the best Love from Waterloo
Amanda 4 days ago
Omg.... I feel so much highness with Simon. Not weed lol but like he so chill and relaxed and just down right up in the air. As a empath this is amazing . Way to go Simon!!!!! 🙌🏻
tame112blood 4 days ago
Still funny Simon. Lol! Hope your hand feels better.
kawaiiluv lis
kawaiiluv lis 4 days ago
Why do I have sad feeling? I hope you are ok.
ohnoitscait 4 days ago
When life is sweet, we say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, we say thank you and grow. There are a lot of signs I see that I won't speculate on, but I think I see them because I've been there myself. So please accept all the love and empathy this waaaaay old follower has to send! Transitions can be pretty brutal, and I've no idea what it must be like to do it under a public pressure to act or be a certain way. I can't speak for any other nasties, but I know this: life is a constant evolution. It's not Pokémon-we never reach our final form! Whenever one chapter finishes, it's an opportunity to start the next one, and I know you'll keep on turning those pages no matter where the story goes.
Sheila McDaniel
Sheila McDaniel 4 days ago
Thank you for vlogging
lovestolove93 4 days ago
i was concern it was going to be a crazy serious video then Simon says grinding on myself and i start laughing. hahahahah
Iveta Stripeikaite
Best of luck to you Simon
Aileen Cady
Aileen Cady 4 days ago
All aboard the zen Simon train!!!
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