Yay! This was a really fun TL;DR to do. We didn’t have to do any research for this one! We just joke around with each other and answer some questions at the same time. We don’t have to put up any disclaimers and worry about offending anyone! Woohoo!

Basically, we saw this random TL;DR question pop up for us to do the Couple 123 tag. I at first thought it was going to be a makeup challenge or something like that, so why would we do that for a TL;DR? But I looked into it and saw that it was just a list of questions we have to answer and guess what the other person is going to answer as well. Kind of like the Newlywed Game, I think? I’ve never seen the Newlywed Game myself. I only saw this gem online once:


Oh man that still makes me laugh.

Anyhow, yes, I’m sure we make some of you nauseated. The two of us are very much in sync with each other a lot of the time. We think the same things. We’ll hear a sound and be reminded of the same memory. We understand each other quite thoroughly. Probably because we’re with each other all the freaking time. We live together and we work together. We go out with friends together and we go shopping together. We’re barely ever apart, except for when we have to multitask, and whenever that happens we look at each other with panic in our eyes and shout “LONELY!” Christmas Shopping is the worst, because we have to surprise each other, but that means being separated while we shop, and it sucks!

Side note: I never understand why some of our friends on Kakaotalk will put us in a group chat, and send a message to both me and Martina to ask what our plans are. WHAT THE HELL?! Seriously: we’re no more than 10 meters apart from each other barely ever. If you ask one person the other person will give the same answer. DAMMIT BRENDON I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU CUT THAT OUT ALREADY.

Though we understand each other very well, and pretty much know each others answers, I think it’s clear that I know Martina better than she knows me. AMIRITE OR AMIRITE? I sometimes even know her better than she knows herself. We once played a round of Categories. Categories is when you name a category and each person has to give an answer, without repeating the previous person’s answer. So, you can do a Categories round on chocolate bars, for example, and shout “Twix!” “Three Musketeers,” etc. The point of the story is that we once played a round of Categories in which Martina picked the category: “things Martina likes.” And you know what? I WON. Mr. Thoughtful, right here! BECAUSE I NAUGHTY NAUGHTY! HAY! I’m Mr. Thoughtful! I’m the one that noticed the little patter of her “mmhmmhs” before she starts a thought as well. She was a bit self-conscious about it at first, but now she’s ok with it :D

Another thing that we wanted to talk about: I’m sure the first category stumped a lot of people, because everyone surely shouted out “Oh I know Martina’s gonna say T.O.P.” for the which celebrity would you marry. But it wasn’t! Martina here: if you couldn’t tell, I really like Dothraki Man Warrior kind of men. Not someone super buff like The Rock, but someone that looks…like a warrior dude? Not saying that TOP doesn’t look like a dude, in fact, he’s the first Korean kpop related guy that I had ever seen that looked unquestionably manly. I mistook so many kpop idols for women when I first go into kpop, but NOT TOP! His deep voice and music persona is my style, which is why Bang Yong Guk gets onto that list as well. GD, I love your music and fashion, but I couldn’t marry someone I might crush to death while making out. Hahaha *sigh* I’m a tall, curvy, athletic girl, and I need someone to match that power! A lot of kpop stars are very frail and although I can acknowledge how pretty they are, they really aren’t my style.

But when it comes to personality and looks, Johnny Depp’s a cool dude. He makes awesome movies and stays the hell out of the craziness of Hollywood. He lives in France, doesn’t he? We were under the impression that he’s so against the Hollywood lifestyle that he put an ocean between him and Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence kinda feels like the younger female version of Johnny Depp, in that she’s an ultra mega star but isn’t consumed by it the way others are. Hollywood gives us the jibblies. Some bad jujus going on there. Buggh. So I think we just picked the least Hollywood-ish movie stars we could think of, rather than the hottest people we can think of.

Why? Because hotness totally fades. Everyone grows old and wrinkly and fat and grey. And once hotness fades, what’s left? Your personality, that’s what, and if you’ve been too consumed with celebrity lifestyle, I’d be concerned about how you’ll fare once people stop paying attention to you. Who can you be happy and old with? Who could you live happily under a bridge with if you had no money? You know, we’re kinda happy at the thought of growing old together. Seeing older couples in their 80s makes us well up with tears. We want to waddle together at an extremely slow pace. We want to watch each other change. We want to build those memories. We want…to stop being so sappy now.

One last thing, though: I didn’t get a chance to explain how Vanilla Sky shaped my perception of myself, because I realize it can sound like I lived the life of a billionaire playboy, which was really quite not the case. So here it is: Tom Cruise’s character was hideously deformed, and he had terrible self-esteem issues. A stunning whimsical and artistic girl falls in love with him anyways, for his personality rather than for his looks. Then she peels off pieces of his mask and finds a beautiful face underneath. The rest of the details of the movie didn’t really matter to me. It was that story that hit me the hardest when I saw it. And I found that in Martina. And without getting too emotional, that’s that.

Anyhow, if you had fun with this TL;DR (and we hope you did) subscribe for more TL;DRs, where people will hopefully have easy questions for us to answer! Maybe a short lightning round TL;DR, where we talk about our favourite Animes and books and Prime Numbers and stuff like that :D

  1. Seeing happily married old couples also makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside ^^
    My dad’s parents are like that. My grandfather kept track of how many days he’d been married to my grandmother, and would proudly announce it all the time :p

  2. Question just occurred while watching Secret’s new “I Do, I Do” MV: If Christianity is the most popular religion in South Korea (as Wikipedia states), and if Christmas is considered mostly a romantic holiday, are there Korean Christians — like North American ones — who make a big deal about the original meaning of Christmas being lost? Are there living nativities and things, trying to bring people “back” to the religious origins of the holiday?

  3. i always sing to beauty and the beast. you gotta watch this video a friend showed me last year. i was cracking up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Rau01wbeo

  4. Simon, If you liked “Vanilla Sky”, you should definitely watch the original one. It’s a Spanish movie from Alejandro Amenabar, “Abre los ojos”. There’s at least 1 big plus in the original : Tom Cruise is not in it.

  5. I was flipping through my TV’s guide feature today, saw this and thought of y’all. Doesn’t this sort of SPOIL THE WHOLE DARN MOVIE???

  6. Adorableness overload X____X. Love you guise!! > . <

    "Anyhow, if you had fun with this TL;DR (and we hope you did) subscribe for more TL;DRs, where people will hopefully have easy questions for us to answer! Maybe a short lightning round TL;DR, where we talk about our favourite Animes and books and Prime Numbers and stuff like that :D" – Yes please!!! XD

    Thank you for the laugh :)


  7. So if Martina does 10% of the housework and Simon does 80%, what happens to the other 10%? Are Spudgy and Memers REALLY that good? :/ Also Simon sleeps naked with the window open in the middle of the winter? O.o woah….I don’t even know what to say XD How does he not have pneumonia? O.o x x x

  8. This was hilarious. AND just so you know Martina I yelled “I DO!” when you said “Who folds their pyjamas??” and right after I said it you said “Nicole don’t answer that!!” Mark laughed so hard. I wonder how we’d do if we played that game? ;)

  9. I just wanna say, that for what it’s worth guys – stay sappy, stay mushy, stay rainbow-vomitingly adorable because like what you two put into this blog post, that is all that’s left in the end. When I first started watching you guys, it was only for your Music Mondays. Slowly but surely, FAPs and WANKs and WTFs and TL;DRs started becoming my favourites too, not just for the hilarity or interesting content but also because I can see sincerity and love both for the content you are making and between you two.


    So yeah. I love you guys and stay super awesome!

  10. you guys are too freakin cute.

  11. People are STILL going to allkpop after what they did to Ailee? WHY?!?!?!?!?

  12. OMG THIS WAS SO CUTE LITERALLY YOU GUYS ARE THE CUTEST. i love you guys forever and everrrrrr.

  13. every Korean house wife is totally staring down Martina for making Simon do 80% of the house work lol i can see it

  14. I’ll watch this video again and again to feel happy when I’m down. You guise are just TOOO CUTE!!!! :)

  15. Martina: “Who makes their bed?!”

    Me: Many people Martina. Many people make their bed.

    I’m with you on drying the dishes though. That’s what the dish rack is for! You wash them, put them in the dry rack, let evaporation do its job.

  16. This was my favorite TLDR. I think out of everything of yours I’ve watched I think you were the most yourselves in this and I loved it.

    I’m the same way with Pride and Prejudice Martina. Have you seen the Bollywood version? It’s called Bride and Prejudice and it’s amazing!

  17. I’m siding with Martina on the pajama thing. I don’t even sleep in them but I have a drawer plus about half a cabinet stuffed with pajamas… although honestly, I still only wear a tank top and boxers around the house so I could probably get rid of most of them…but NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I NEED THEM!!!!!!

    Forgot what else I was gonna say…oh well.

  18. You guys shape me xD lol its weird to say but I mean I’m a young girl and people like you guys are the type of person I want to grow up to be like! Reading your blog post almost made me cry!! I want to contribute to the world in the way you guys do. Even one of your sappy video and blog posts can bring smiles to tons of people! Love you guys T^T

    btw I totally agree, looks fade!

  19. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it already, but “Vanilla Sky” is actually a remake of a Spanish movie called “Abre Los Ojos”.

    The interesting thing is that Penelope Cruz played the same role in both movies. I have seen both films and I really preferred the Spanish version.

  20. ^^ I love watching stuff like this. funny videos are so funny^^ and I love seeing your interactions^^ and I envy your relationship and wish I one day get to have one like that

  21. Before watching this: “this is gonna be stupid..”
    After watching this: “Tomorrow i’m starting taekwondo!!!” :D

  22. i just saw this! i hope they win the cover contest!
    those girls!!!!

  23. I am not *O* .. vacations FTW!

  24. Oh, my gosh. you guys are beyond adorable! LOVE you.

  25. s&m…today i was at hongdae…going to trick eye museum… didnt fing ur studio… so saddd… :(

    • reallllyyy???? uuuuuu….. i was looking all the building if i saw ur studio…. when we come out from that museum….walk to the right side? i just go walk back to the tony moly side that u show in that trick eye wank… it was freaking cold that day,,…so sad cant make it…tmrw i already going back…. :(

  26. Martina you mentioned all actor’s (from west) who I love: Johnny Depp, Tom Hiddleston and Mads Mikkelsen (Bond villain and Hannibal) :D I have to say that you have awesome taste of actors XD

  27. yep ! and we are all in a dark place

  28. The video was hilarious and the blog post so cute. It’s amazing that you were able to find each other. Really !
    It’s one of my favorite TL:DR

  29. My God, you two have one of the best relationships I’ve ever seen. How the hell do you get a Simon? I’ve got to get one.

  30. S & M, consider how you will sound in 30 years… seriously, my parents celebrated their 35th anniversary of being married last year, and listening to you two reminds me of listening to them… like two peas in a pod.

    Ps: Martina… if Simon ever needs a good reason to NOT make the bed, tell them mine (which is legit btw). I have acari allergies (acari is a spidealike creature that lives in dust). A bed is literally heaven for these nasty things, which makes my leg itch when I go to bed. By not making my bed they dislike it more and more, as the body heat leaves quicker and they DIE!!! Yes, I have pretty much never made my bad on a daily basic (apart from times when we’re having guests over, and well… unmade beds look unmade with guests in the house.

  31. I know this is STUPID question, but what are your zodiac signs??

    You guise seeriously restore my faith in humanity every time I watch your “couple videos”… I’m like “WOW, great people DO exist and sometimes they even find each other!!!!!!” <3

  32. So that made me want to watch Beauty and The Beast. But I only have the VHS and no player….. hmmm. Martina should sing the rest of the song!! In the voice of Mrs. Potts!! This was a really fun TL;DR. It was really nice to watch the two of just rolling with it and not having to self-censor stuff. AYE AYE to a Part 2!!

  33. oh man, this was so funny x) You guys still seem like the perfect couple to me, you’re so cute and loveable together~~

  34. As you may know during the Closing Ceremony of each Olympic Games the next host city has a brief presentation highlighting their country’s culture. Since Korea will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang what artists and/or elements would you like to see during their segment at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia in February? And on a somewhat related note, do you think Kim Yu Na will repeat as women’s figure skating gold medalist in Sochi and how has figure skating’s popularity in Korea grown since she won in Vancouver in 2010?

  35. This was a very interesting and fun video.

    I expected the same answers in advance since you’re a married couple and you seem to know eachother well.

    If my mom saw this and Martinas clothing part , she would be annoyed.
    My mom has the rule to wash the clothes and hang them outside and fold them after one irons them (if they can be ironed). She has a distinct pattern she uses which, in the past, got on my nerves.
    Every time she came to my apartment she would go through my clothes and hang and fold them the way she wants and that really annoyed me ( I have a different way of folding them ). She kept doing that until I finaly snapped (it takes a very long time before I do so ).
    Now, she tries to keep it down and I try to keep her away from my clothes…

    Btw – I do understand Martinas pajama part. As a girl , I need certain pajamas for certain seasons. Thou I don’t have so many , I still understand.
    The household part made me laugh. Simon is like my mom there and Martina like my dad.
    I, for now, do 100% of it since I am alone. But when I had a roommate, I still did 90% of it…

  36. This TL:DR is by far my favorite one ever. I initially started watching your videos for the K-pop and Korean culture insights, but now I mainly watch your relationship grow. I’m always astonished that such true love could exist and It’s a marvel to watch. Your videos never cease to make me smile and sometimes laugh outloud (which is rare for me to do). But I will say, I have to side with Simon on this one with regards to housework and general organization and cleanliness. I can tell you he loves you very much just from the fact that he puts up with you being so “free spirirted”. Keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll be watching you guys until you’re old and have slow walks through the park holding hands. ^_^

  37. This was so fun! You make a great couple and a wonderful example for others. And that thing where the other knows more about his/her partner is no surprise. My husband, too, sometimes knows me better than I do. I think everything is, like, more visible from the side.

  38. Vanilla Sky was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen!

  39. WHAT?!?! A man that does the majority of housework!!?? Where can I find one?

  40. So much adorable in one video! O.O It spews cuteness. Martina, I like how confused and panicked you looked before almost every question. Hehe, I can’t answer things immediately either.
    Jennifer Lawrence’s personality is so interesting, in a good way. xD

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