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Being Tall in Korea

May 9, 2012

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Ok, so this is a fairly short and not all too in-depth TL;DR this week for a couple of reasons. 1) If you watched our Music Monday on B.A.P.’s “Power” you’d remember that Martina lost her voice. It’s still lost. Slowly coming back, but she sounds like a 439 year old witch whose lungs are made of dust. So, I had to do this TL;DR by myself. Also 2) I’m kinda sick. Not voice-losing sick, but coughing up randomly and uncontrollably. So, the less talking the better. Kinda can’t do that when your only job is to talk on camera! Ah! So, like the shorter and easier Music Monday, we’ve got a shorter and easier TL;DR.

But it’s good that I did this one on my own, because it’s a question that’s geared at me specifically, about being a tall guy in Korea, which Martina can’t really answer. Though she did remember a lot of the things that I don’t remember about being tall in Korea, like almost bumping my head on low-hanging signs. Some of these things you get so used to that you just don’t think of anymore!

I definitely can say that I feel like Korea is a smaller country than Canada. Geographically, obviously, since Canada’s the second biggest country in the world, but in terms of real estate and architecture: things in Korea are a lot more crammed, and so – being a big guy – I feel it a lot more than other people would, I think. Or maybe I don’t? Maybe short people feel cramped more than I do? Maybe all of the people ricocheting off my body affect you more than it does me? I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like flipping a car over to try to get some room.

Simon and Super Junior

Simon scares Super Junior

Also, just in case you forgot, this picture is and always will be relevant. Just in case you don’t know where this is from, it’s from long time ago when we did an episode of Star King with Super Junior. Super Junior, and everyone else for that matter, were quite short compared to us. People theorized that the picture was doctored, or that I’m 7 feet, 32 inches tall, or that the lens barrelled and warped people into being taller/smaller. Not the case. Totally undoctored. Just…an awesome picture. One of my favorites ever :D

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  1. i know this is weird but i actually wanted to comment on this post for a long time, and i finally registered on here now, and i just want to say: if you are a girl it is terrible! I am a girl, 15 years old and 185cm. I have lived 9 months in Korea due to student exchange program and it has been awful! Not only because clothes are too short (luckily i have very small size) but i litterally couldn’t find ANY shoes. and not only that, but also literally everyone oogled me up and down, and made funny comments about it. I came to befriend with some people who were about that height too, but i obviously was the only girl, due to that (and i think other things too) i got mistaken for a guy or transvestite several times,once some ajussi even asked me, why i dressed like a girl…. and i have hair reaching to my navel, and quite big boobs… Did you guys ever hear of something alike?

    2 years ago
  2. i live in Japan and i find that it’s really similar to korea in a lot of 
    ways (at least from what you guys have been showing me since i’ve never been there…) and i’ve noticed a lot more tall guys than there used to be… especially guys in their 20’s or younger. there is one kid in one of my high school classes who is 193cm and holy shit, he is tall. so i was wondering if you’d noticed the same thing in korea. I think that here it’s related to people’s eating habits and people drinking a lot more milk and eating more meat than they used to… thoughts?

    5 years ago
    • lol, that’s really funny :p although i suspect inaccurate… from conversations i’ve been having with people, height is really not a factor when looking for a mate in japan… i’ve been told by a couple people that the japanese prefer dating people of similar hight as them. i personally have a tall-boy fetish (mwahahaha) but i remember dating this guy who was really short (i’m really short myself, thankfully, so it doesn’t really matter) and getting into an argument with him about guys’ height. he got all in a huff when i said tall guys were hot and said that in Japan, it was considered better to be of similar height cuz you’d be at good level for kissing. lol. he did have a point with that, but it doesn’t really matter in my book, haha…

      5 years ago
  3.  I remember Martina saying she’s 5″7 or a 5″7.5? Somewhere around 5″7… She stands on a stool to film a lot of the videos.. You can see it in their bloopers :p So it makes her look taller (not to mention so she doesn’t look tiny beside Simon.. haha)

    5 years ago
  4. I have a question for Martina: I remember you saying that bras should be packed if you are above the Korean standard size. Does that mean finding shirts and so on are also difficult? I was watching something and it was mentioned that an American small is equivalent to a Korean medium size shirt. Even here in America I have to shop a shirt size larger for because of my boobs. What is it like shopping for clothes in Korean stores?

    5 years ago
  5. How is Korean humor different from Western humor?

    5 years ago
  6. Simon, since you were talking about size and clothing, why don’t Martina talk about getting clothes from there. If she don’t mind sharing her size and so on. =)

    5 years ago
  7. is it just me, or did Simon get skinnier? Lookin’ good Simon~~ lookin good…

    5 years ago
  8. Eunhyuks expression in that picture will always be EPIC! i love those boys and you two of course<3

    5 years ago
  9. I’m 173cm and here, in Poland, I don’t consider myself as high person. I know some women who have about 180cm, so I guess it would be difficult to get used to korean standards. And on the streets I see a lot of men who have above 180cm…so yeah… Super Junior look like hobbits xD

    5 years ago
  10. TL;DR question; In korea where you have all the titles to refer to people and so forth because of their age. Are their a  lot of koreans that follow that sort of hierarchy and have you met any that just don’t care about the titles so much?

    5 years ago
  11. I don’t know if this is an appropriate question but I was wondering do you guys still listen to stuff other than kpop? Like american music, or watch an american TV shows or other culture’s stuff? Sorry if it’s not related to korea..

    5 years ago
  12. TL:DR question:

    What is the reaction most Koreans have to non-Caucasian foreigners? I’m specifically think of non-Korean Asians or adopted people, blacks, Hispanics?

    The reason why I’m curious is because there’s a lot of talk about stereotyping and how white people get better treatment, but I’ve no idea if it’s true… If you choose to answer this, can you address whether it make a difference if a foreigner comes from a wealthy Western country (ie, US, Canada, Australia) or other country? Do they think all Americans are white? Yeah, I’m basically… just curious, especially since there are LOTS of bloggers and kpop fans who criticize Korea/kpop for whitewashing foreigners, but as they’re mostly outsiders, I don’t feel like I can trust their opinion as much as I can trust yours,,,, Let me know your experiences!

    5 years ago
  13. L M

    My question is about the “Three Refusals” rule/custom thing. I read about it a lot but I still haven’t had a truly coherent answer as to what it is! Would love to hear an explanation from you guys. How prominent is it? How is it possible for that to not get awkward? And most of all- does it apply for dating? Do you have to refuse someone as many times as possible?

    Please advise!

    5 years ago
  14. Time to do some major shopping when you guys are here in CA! :D

    5 years ago
  15. TL;DR Question!!!

    Have you met any North Korean refugees in South Korea? Is North Korea, and specifically its refugees, a topic that is talked about a lot among the public and the students?

    Please watch this whole documentary! It really opens up your eyes!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cVOrUMWaJ0&feature=relmfu

    5 years ago
  16. TL;DR question:

    How do you handle haters? Was there a time where you thought of just stopping making videos because of some people’s harsh comments?

    5 years ago
  17. You should check out JYJ they are being chased around all the time by 100-200 people, every time they leave their house. Even chasing them by car.

    5 years ago
  18. Is Martina wearing heels in that pic? or are my eyes just stuffed?

    5 years ago
  19. TL;DR question:
    I noticed on AllKpop that there was a story recently about the CEO of Open World Entertainment officially getting charged with Rape of his female trainees, as well as Go Young Wook of Roo’ra getting accused of sexually assaulting a minor (EDIT – He has just admitted to statutory rape). As fans of Kpop, what are your opinions on this whole issue? I, myself, have been slowly getting into Kpop within the last year, and noticed many things that seem to scream pedophilia to me, yet seems to be overlooked by the general fans. Can you comment on what you think of “Uncle Fans” who are smitten by IU, Suzy, and Jiyoung (before she turned 18)? Also, your opinions on celebrities and normal people choosing the “cutest”, and youngest children (in some instances, they are children) as their ideal?

    5 years ago
  20. TL:DR Question: How it feels when you badly want to meet the idols but you dont have money to go to Korea and they dont go out of their dorm that much. HEHE IM WIERD RIGHT!

    5 years ago
  21. Not a tldr question, but can you guys please add plus sizes for your shirts. I’m not feeling the love here T-T

    5 years ago
  22. Well that was the reason for the TV scandal! Personally, I don’t really understand the whole height thing (this is Martina) because majority of Korean girls are short, thus, the guys are quite taller then them, but when the girls want to be taller, so they wear 3 inch + heels and become taller, and then they want taller guys. Who cares about height!? What is his personality like?

    Dating someone based on height just makes no sense to me.  One of my ex-boyfriends was really short, like 5’5, and he was an awesome guy, but my friends were like, “OMG he is so short, how can you date him” and I was like, “he’s as awesome boyfriend, way better then your tall scumbag cheating boyfriend…hahahahaa!” That shut them up really fast.

    Heart above height!

    5 years ago
  23. TL;DR question:
    What is the Korean family dynamic like compared to North America? Do you see a lot of families that are separated or divorced? Do children tend to rebel against their parents? How so?

    I’m curious because I used to work at a family resource center and a lot of the families that I worked with were single parents, low income families, and new immigrants so I witnessed a lot of differences in family dynamics.

    5 years ago
  24. i’m 5’9″ and im considered tall as an asian and im taller than most of my classmates in the US… 

    5 years ago
  25. lmbo “heating disorder”

    5 years ago
  26.  I hated being tall when I was younger, mainly because I had “giraffe” legs (you know, like how unstable a baby giraffe is, I was always falling down ‘n stuff lol), but now I’m trying to be okay with it. I feel like I’ll end up like a female version of Kwangsoo when I get to SK though, all awkward. XD

    5 years ago
  27. I have no question… but I just wanted to say, Martina, don’t worry! While it may be annoying, your voice will come back soon! I’ve had a lot of experience with this losing voice thing T^T

    Both of you, get well soon! 

    5 years ago
  28. TL;DR question:

    I noticed on AllKpop that there was a story recently about the CEO of Open World Entertainment officially getting charged with Rape of his female trainees, as well as Go Young Wook of Roo’ra getting accused of sexually assaulting a minor. As fans of Kpop, what are your opinions on this whole issue? I, myself, have been slowly getting into Kpop within the last year, and noticed many things that seem to scream pedophilia to me, yet seems to be overlooked by the general fans. Can you comment on what you think of “Uncle Fans” who are smitten by IU, Suzy, and Jiyoung (before she turned 18)? Also, your opinions on celebrities and normal people choosing the “cutest”, and youngest children (in some instances, they are children) as their ideal?

    5 years ago
  29. what is it like to visit a doctor in korea? as the both of you are sick/getting sick. I can tell you that I had some funny experences in china, getting xrays(while other people watched-one person took pictures.), needing a translator to see a doctor…

    5 years ago
  30. awww poor Simon… can’t find clothes:( but I’ll tell some of my shorter friends to go to Korea and I’ll be the only one who understands…mwahaha -_^

    5 years ago
  31. Rem

     OH! THEY HAVE! I’ve seen several people who get quite angry at them and call them pathetic and childish and other not-nice things. It’s really rude to be quite honest.

    5 years ago
    •  And you should see the death threat emails. Fun fun fun!

      5 years ago
      • it is really pathetic,  I think “they” really need to know what review is and stop sending rude e-mail to you guys because people have different views and if they don’t like it , it’s their problem !! they should keep this to themselves not by sending rude comments and e-mails !! thumbs up to you guys, Simon and Martina !

        5 years ago
      • Cal

        Really :( Thats awfull!

        5 years ago
  32. I suppose shoe size 300 refers to 30cm feet. My husband has the same size (sometimes 295 will fit), but we are sometimes lucky enough to find shoes, while 300 usually is the largest size. Maybe they have bigger feet in Japan than they have in Korea? No idea.

    5 years ago
  33. How much awareness of animal rights is there in Korea? (For example: many countries have on the packaging of cosmetics a small drawing of a rabbit which means the company is not abusing animals. Is there anything similar on Koreans brands? How can I tell if the company is cruelty free?)

    5 years ago
  34. TL;DR question:
    I noticed in some drama that i see characters of Japanese anime’s.
    Is anime as populair in Korea (do you see action figure’s or dvd’s in store?) as it is in Japan?
    And how do they think of stuff as cosplay and such? 

    5 years ago
  35. I’m Canadian too, so for Korea compared to here: how difficult would it be for a 180 cm tall teenage girl?? Would you say that’s taller than the average height is for a Korean male, or about the same??

    5 years ago
  36. Hehe, I’m 181cm and felt the same way in Korea. Except I’m half Korean so people stared at me like I was a giant octopus walking around or something. 

    5 years ago
  37. I love this TL;DR *-* 

    5 years ago
  38. LMFAO at the floor table rant and the Super Junior picture!  Simon, you look thinner than usual in this vid :]!  No salty food lately?

    5 years ago
  39. Can you tell us the stories about your tattoos? How you decided which one, where and why?- Minoentje (Belgium)

    5 years ago
  40. Have you got any dark skinned friends? Has there ever been an experience when you’ve seen or heard or even when you were teaching in Korea that one of your student were a bit darker and were made fun of? If you have how bad or good were the comments other light skinned Koreans made?

    5 years ago
  41. Im the same height as you simon and I have had some issues with it even here in canada! for example, my basement only has a 6ft ceiling! Also when I was in cuba, the restaurant staff actually came and raised the dangling lights so I wouldnt keep hitting my head! 

    5 years ago
  42. im only 15 and im already taller than most kpop stars -.- oh what an awkward life it must be but it would be hard to play hide an seek lol….

    5 years ago
  43. I love TL;DR!!! It’s my favorite segment! So glad it’s a weekly thing now, yaaaaay~

    5 years ago
  44. Everyone is talking about inches and stuff… I don’t get it xD
    (1.63m – shorty -.-‘)

    5 years ago
  45. What are your ultimate funniest moments in South Korea so far?

    5 years ago
  46. Oh my Q. Is similar to ur I read/ heard( I don’t really remember ) that in Korea the legal age of consent is 13!! (14 or 15 in korean age) is that true b/c when I heard that initially, I was FLIPP’IN SH*T ~**tiss there goes my spactula**~ this made me remember da suicide of actresses Jang Ja-yeon in ’09 & how little is being done 2 imprison her rapist, if that happened in the US to a famous person they would b CRAZY comotion. so my Q is whats Korea/Korean’s views on sex,women,eqality of gendersand,and the competitiveness 2get ahead. b/c suicides&depression in considerablly high. and yes i know this can happen any where but 13 really that makes me scare as a 16yr old girl wanting to visti korea in the summer.

    5 years ago
  47. Have you ever seen Muslims (like women wearing scarfs on their heads, mosques etc) in Korea? lol, i’m muslim so i was just wondering if i would ever meet anyone like me if I went there ^^* 

    5 years ago
    • Korea has a small but growing Muslim community. Though most of it is probably concentrated in Seoul, because the Central Mosque is there.

      5 years ago
  48. Sweet Game of Thrones reference!

    5 years ago
  49. I see someone is a huge Game of Thrones fan!!!!

    5 years ago
  50. I wonder how Simon and Kwangsoo would look like standing next to each other!! :D Kwangsoo is forever bending/hunching over though…

    5 years ago
    • Ugh. I’d like to see them and KRIS from EXO together. I’ll probably feel like an ant next to giants. 

      5 years ago
    • Simon and Martina should go back on Running Man so we can find out.

      5 years ago
    • Kwang Soo is like 6″2, so while he is tall, he’s just a lot lankier. Although when he’s modelling he stands up straight, which actually makes him look more proportional than when he’s stooping.

      5 years ago
  51. That pic with SuJu made me laugh verily. Martina is what…5’7/ 5’8 if I’m guessing right? Even she towers over them. XD 

    5 years ago
  52. Around Christmas there are “presents” (wish they were real -.-) hanging of the ceiling in supermarkets….My father (192cm) is always bumping against them….. I (6ft / 182cm) only hit the special offer signs if I’m not careful..T.T.

    5 years ago
  53. Mi

    That picture is so epic!

    5 years ago
  54. I can totally agree. I am fairly young and yet I am taller than nearly all my family. And Im around the same height as the SJ members. And I am a lot younger than them…

    5 years ago
  55. I love the caption under superjunior. Even if i was Eunhyuk, i would be afraid! Q: Have you guys ever gotten into a public argument with a stranger in the streets? or witness one? they always showed it in tv dramas.

    5 years ago
  56. After watching many variety shows and kdramas I’ve notice that Koreans really care about height… For example kpop idols often show off their height… so I can’t get why is so important for them being tall if a tall person has difficulties as the ones that Simon explained. 

    5 years ago
  57. That SuJu hobbit picture is so golden xD Simon, you and Gwang Soo should meet and exchange woes.

    5 years ago
  58. tldr question:  simon, where oh where do you get your awesome t-shirts???

    5 years ago
    • Ooo, I know this one! It’s threadless!
      (Unless you wanted them to talk about it in a video. then nevermind :D )

      5 years ago
  59. i love how the thumbnail is of suju looking WWaaaYYY up at simon!  

    5 years ago
  60. I have a question for Martina, did you ever comments about your breast (sorry I don’t mean it to be rude), it’s just that I noticed in movie or dramas for koreans B cup is considered as big chested, which isn’t actually.
    So I wonder if you can find your size and if it’s ok to have cleavage there ^^
    I hope my question isn’t too weird, but I’m a girl so I won’t look like a pervers right ?

    5 years ago
    •  what ?? of course they are going to look at you , because you are wearing bikini … …. same as in Spain , if a hot girl wearing bikini on the beach , people obvious going to look at her as well as in other country , also because of  that people in china or in Asia ( mainly talking about Chinese,Japanese and Korean )  are not as open as US or Weston people.  (not offensive)

      5 years ago
    • Yea, I’m quite curious too. I know my friend went to Japan and said there D cup is a B cup in America. So I am curious what it is actually like to have bigger boobs in Korea. I know I have rather large boobs and am visiting Asia soon, so I am curious what to expect. 

      5 years ago
    • I would really like to know this as well. When I was in Japan, Japanese girls would just touch my boobs, apparently impressed with the size.  It was one of the things I didn’t care for while I was there, and I’m hoping that when I get to Korea, there isn’t a big deal about it.  

      5 years ago
      • Don’t worry, I got the same problem when I was in Japan, girls use to put their fingerin my cleavage in the club and guys was just staring at my boobs, mouth and eyes wide open XD but I didn’t had problem in Korea when I was there.^^ guys gonna look your cleavage but no finger in it  nothing.^^ but don’t look guys ( especially older guys ) directly in their eyes when you walk in the street or they might think you want them… XD

        5 years ago
      •  And if they are drunk you randomly find your new friends (or strangers if they are really drunk) putting a hand to your chest and telling you how lucky you are…oh the joys of Japan…

        5 years ago
      • women in china asked if they could touch mine. they asked first, but it does weird you out

        5 years ago
  61. I didn’t think I could love you guys more than I already did, BUT OH MAN, LOOKS LIKE I DO! (love the hand puppet, Martina!! XD ) <3 You're about a foot and two inches taller than me, Simon, so I am going to be relatively uncool when I come to Korea with my friend who is 5'7. UGH. ::angrymidgetisangry:: I'm not a midget, I'm just short~ ::sobsob:: WOULD IT KILL THE UNIVERSE TO GIVE ME A FEW MORE INCHES?! NO. NO IT WOULDN'T. =_= (Okay, I'm getting an Ed Elric vibe from this whole short rant, so I'm going to stop that now.)  

    5 years ago
  62. mwahahaha i know they’re faking their heights…if super junior looked that short then big bang should be much shorter..i guess…

    5 years ago
  63. 191 cm here. Yes.. I can’t go to amusement parks… *sigh*

    5 years ago
  64. i’d probably fit in fine, all 4ft and 11in of me!! wait…would i be too short??

    5 years ago
  65. omg!!! so Martina is pretty tall too! right? im just 165 cm Y.Y  but in mexico im tall XD 

    5 years ago
  66. I’m sixteen and like 5’7′ and I always feel uncomfortable about my height. // But there are much bigger girls than me here. ~ But it’s not too tall or unusual in Korea, is it? ^.^”

    5 years ago
  67. Lucky me and my 160 cm :D

    5 years ago
  68. Nev

    Worrying a bit, cos I am intending to go to Seoul later in the year, but I get claustrophobic, is everything really cramped? Is this all restaurants and social places? Im not v tall, only about 5’6″ so Im guessing that Id be stood within the crowd height too??
    This pic still makes me laugh, cos I love the expressions on SJ faces…. “Be-Jaysus, hes tall!!” “Ha ha ha, Im standing behind him” “Im big n not intimidated by tall guys” (with hands on hips puffing out chest)  “I am… Im scared, let me hide behind you!!!”

    5 years ago
  69. TL;DR question: how do you settle down when you first come to korea?

    5 years ago
  70. Because you two are mostly alone, I always thought you guys are just normal. But after seeing that picture with suju, oh god! You guys are giants! Lol

    5 years ago
  71. So I’m a woman, and 180 cm tall(Yay, tall women, ur beautiful !). Luckily I’m from Norway, which is the second or third “tallest” country in the world, so I don’t feel so much out of place there, however I want to move to Korea. Does anyone know how it would be going to Korea as a tall woman ?

    5 years ago
    • Hi Sophie! I’m 5’8 (cm?) and I lived in Korea for a few months last year. I plan on moving there permanently this fall. I’m not as tall as you, but I would say the hardest thing to get used to is feeling frumpy and unstylish for not wearing high heels. 

      You can wear high heels by all means if you like (I agree, tall is beautiful), but it can make things difficult if you like dating Korean boys. Now, to me, Korean boys are totally worth wearing flat shoes for the rest of my life. Some would even prefer you wear high heels and be taller than them so you can look chic, but it’s really up to your personal style. I like the aesthetics of high heels, but they’re just so damn uncomfortable! I’m happy to have an excuse not to wear them. That being said, it does make selecting shoes difficult when you’re going to more formal nightclubs, parties, weddings, etc. 

      I’ve found plenty of tall guys in Korea, but I am usually the tallest among my girlfriends. However, they do tend to wear high heels often. That evens things out a bit! I’d say you just have to learn to embrace your statuesque frame as something beautiful, even if it does make you stick out a bit. Be proud of it! :)

      5 years ago
      • Thanks. I suppose 5’8 is 172-173 cm, so in feet and inches I’m 5’11. I don’t worry much about shoes, ’cause I can’t really wear high heels here either, besides I walk like a cow in them. I must admit I have kind of a thing for asian guys, so I was worried about finding a guy that was taller than me there. It’s not that I dislike shorter guys, it’s just that I long to feel feminine, and I just don’t if he’s shorter. I’ll look forward to moving there, thank you so much. :)

        5 years ago
      • good advice :)

        5 years ago
    • Y expiriens; not that big of a problem. I went there for holiday and bought lots of stuff. Only pants are little difficult if you have a big size (like europe side 39+). But yeah dongdeamun rocked for me

      5 years ago
  72. How tall is Martina?

    5 years ago
  73. how tall is martina?  she looks taller than all of the super juniors…
    hope you get your voices back.  it sucks not being able to talk.  
    p.s. – i hope i bump into you guys when i visit this summer~  will be looking out for towering white guy and pink-haired white girl.  :D  

    5 years ago
    • Martina is wearing wedges so she looks taller.  Besides, Super Junior is known for male shortness.  My poor babies…

      5 years ago
    • When the picture was first posted she stated she’s 5″7′ which is technically the height half of the SJ people had in their profiles.

      5 years ago
    • k

      i hope i bump into them this summer too!!!

      5 years ago
  74. Ha ha, I always love that picture of you guys with Super Junior… they look like Hobbits.  XD  But I totally understand.  I’m 5’8″ and living in S. Korea as well.  It’s nice being able to look intimidatingly tall if I ever feel like I’m in a pressure situation, but at the same time, I find that I tend to hunch my shoulders unconsciously to look shorter.  Doesn’t work.  I’m sure it just makes me look like a weird tall person.  (^_^)

    5 years ago
    • Nev

      so at 5’8″ you feel tall too??…  O__o wow, I thought that 5’8″ wouldnt be that tall over there.  Can understand how 6’4″ would be tho ;)

      5 years ago
  75. ah, i’m 184 cm tall, going to korea this summer, guess i’ll hear that i’m tall a lot too. Which brings up another question, have you guys ever seen tall girls in korea, if so, do people like it, or think it’s strange?

    5 years ago
  76. WHOA!!!!!! i’m like 5’1….and i’m 19!!

    hahahaha on the latest episode of Running Man Kwangsoo was too tall for the glass box which they had to vote in!!!!! i was laughing my head off at that!!!!!!and Simon…please….stop….with the toilet story…….

    5 years ago
  77. I’m going to Korea in July, and I’m 194,5 cm tall. It will be an interesting experience! My traveling buddy, a female friend of mine is 181 cm tall. We are sometimes called “The Twin Towers”. x)

    5 years ago
    • Lol when I read this my reaction *in ultra deep bass for a girl* DDAAANNNGG! then cackles imaging the ‘omg-its-a-gaint’ looks you will get there

      5 years ago
  78. i’m 150 cm and i’m 59 kg…. simon, u are a giant!! hehe…

    5 years ago
  79. So I have been wondering if you ever felt, that some customs, traditions, habits or things that are normal for korean people, should be introduced to other countries? Or shouldn’t necessarily exist in Korea? ( I know it depends on culture)
    as for me, I like it when people call someone older than them unni/noona or oppa/hyung  :) 
    (we have that in my culture too, so my little siblings call me “older sister”) this way you feel respected and the other party is polite to you :P
    What do you think aboout this? :)
    btw I love your shows!

    5 years ago
  80. i’m a girl thats 187, and i even get coments that i’m realy tall. The guys don’t even like me anymore here. Wanna cry

    5 years ago
    • I know how you feel ~ I’m only 172cm and one of my guy classmate called me a “monster” :/ Although he is just joking but it’s still disturbing >”<

      5 years ago
  81. Oh my Simon! You’re making me really worried. You’re a guy with a tall height, and you are already experiencing so many disadvantages (is that what I should call it?)! Guess what? I’m a female and I’m 188cm…. I’m not white, I’m Asian, a very… exceptional Asian… I think I should go to one corner and cry… Now I got things to really be careful of for my trip to Korea end of this year… Will I be treated as a freak? =S

    5 years ago
    • I envy you girls. You all get the fresh air! XD

      5 years ago
    • OMG! A female that understands me! I’m 14 yo and I have 181cm~ Well that’s too much for a girl in this age, I kinda have some complex with my height… I keep thinking if one day I go to Korea I will feel confortable there. I have a question to Simon: Do you know any way to feel more confortable and confident with this kind of height?

      5 years ago
      •  I think the most important thing to remember when you’re tall is to make sure you stand up straight. There’s nothing that says “I am completely self-conscious about my height” like someone who slouches all the time. Don’t worry, you’re still young! Being tall is one of those things that sucks at first because you stick out so much, but as time goes by, you learn to accept it and even really love it. And to be honest, I don’t think 181 cm is that tall for a girl. :) So keep your chin up! (when you don’t have to look down at people lol) Oh, and this video is relevant and hilarious XD http://youtu.be/pNMllBdAppc

        5 years ago
  82. Simon you giraffe you.

    5 years ago
  83. not only Simon, Martina too, it’s like…Super Junior are so short…and you are like giants,…god…now I’m afraid of being taller then my bias…what’s Martina height?

    5 years ago
  84. Yo Simon, so you mentioned that you can’t find clothes, pants and shoes in Korea? Well, this is awkward.. but… how about underwears (boxers, briefs, etc)? Can you find them in Korea? lol

    5 years ago
    • Fortunately, I don’t have a big waist (well, not that big) so I can fit into unnerwares here :D

      5 years ago
      • Good for you. I mean, it would totally suck to always fly to another country just to buy undies (well, that’s an exaggeration, but still).

        5 years ago
  85. kyuhyun 180cm is consider very tall in my country but simon is way taller. omo. lol

    5 years ago