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October 29, 2011

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Hey guise!

If you couldn’t tell by now by our last two videos, we’re in Canada now! Woohoo!

Now, we didn’t announce it to anyone at all because we wanted it to be a totally surprise to our families. See, we usually go to Canada once a year during the summer, but we didn’t go this summer, which was kind of sad for us and our families. We told them that we’d be coming for Christmas instead, while – really – we had planned on surprising them now. Woot! So we couldn’t announce our trip to Canada anywhere because, well, our families follow our site (hi moms and dads and siblings!).

Anyhow, long story short, this is the video of us surprising our families! It’s a bit long, because we did five different surprises for everyone. EVERYONE WAS SEPARATED! WHYYYYYYYY?! We had planned on surprising Martina’s parents together at Starbucks, which they regularly go to in the mornings, but – of course – they had a random change of schedule for that day, so that plan got a bit ruined, but we improvised! Also, Simon’s father was supposed to be home when we came there first, but he had won a Bronze Life Master standing for bridge just the day before, so he was out doing something bridge related at that time. So instead of three videos we have five. YAY!

So, we’re in Toronto until the 5th of November, and then we’re heading back to Korea. We’ll be filming our Music Mondays in Canada until then, but next week we’re just going to be doing vloggity vlogging around Toronto. Yeah!

Also, if you want to stop by and hang out with us while we’re here, you can meet us at University of Toronto on November 3rd.

Woot! We’ll be there for a bit to talk about living in Korea and whatnot, so stop on by for super fun times! And there will be cake! Actually, that was a lie. There will be no cake. But there will be Spudgy! :D

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  1. I’ve been watching your videos over the past few weeks from the VERY beginning. This is one of my all time faves!! Great work. Love that simon’s dad isn’t wearing pants…same as my dad. Heading to teach in Korea in August this year so hope I can do the same to my fam :)

    4 years ago
  2. Ha all their reactions were great :)

    5 years ago
  3. A long comment, hope you don’t mind !
    Thanks for this super-site and article. ( I posted in another topic too today)

    I am from the Netherlands, Europe.
    From my wife’s side, we have family near Toronto, direction Niagara Falls. That has become a warm bond, we have visited them several times through the years

     A Canadian forum-buddy who lived in Korea in 2009 put me on the Korea-track in that year.
    Out of curiosity, I watched some Korean drama and movies, and I became hooked ever after.
    And an admirer of Korean culture in more ways.

    I only found this site this week, searching for information about Korea in Toronto, because we hope to be able to travel again in June this year. This time we want to spend some nights in the city, in Chinatown and Koreatown,  The information on your site has been very useful, for making more detailed plans for our visit.
    Kam sa mi da !

    5 years ago
  4. S V

    I have a grandpa in Canada who loves Tim Hortons. I’m glad he’s not alone. :)

    5 years ago
  5. Congrats. You’ve made my face hurt now. I’ve been smiling for 13 minutes straight. Why do stuff like this make me smile like a goddam fool?

    5 years ago
  6. That was super sweet! Hope you had fun!

    5 years ago
  7. Nice video…Martina has great ninja skills^^ Martina’s mom reaction was nice…she didn’t recognize her at the beginning~ It was kinda cute when Simon’s dad was switching between Polish and English “Oh TY son of a gun”…haha…

    5 years ago
  8. The video is really heartwarming, I like it very very very much! BARDZO! ^^ And Simon and his parents talking in Polish, that was so sweet! I love guys! All of you and your family members!

    5 years ago
  9. Haha… GREAT

    5 years ago
  10. They’re Canadians residing in Korea. Simon’s parents are Polish, and that’s what they were speaking at the end of the video.

    5 years ago
  11. Want to be there!!!!!! I was in Toronto from Sep.2010-Apr.2011……. I lived on Queen St East……. Miss the moment and it would be amazing if I met you guys in Toronto.

    5 years ago
  12. oh i didn’t know you two held a fan-meet on thursday! but i did you you guys in a red/burgundy car when i was walking to class at st. george and college! =]

    5 years ago
  13. Wow! This was fun to watch :D And so heart warming.

    5 years ago
  14. That was really sweet…and I luved ur families awesome suprised reactions lol

    5 years ago
  15. this is sooooo sweet!!!!! I almost started crying after watching this!!!!!! 

    5 years ago
  16. Martina, is your brother wearing a Super Sentai/Kamen Rider shirt at 4:25? I like him already.

    5 years ago
  17. I thought I couldn’t like you guys anymore than I already do, but, but….

    OMO PORTAL REFERENCE :O

    ILOVEYOU!!!! xD

    5 years ago
  18. Great Success with ALL Mission completed…I guess everyone were happy for you guys surprise visit to Toronto!!
    btw I just wonder that you guys will not released new KPOP Monday review until back to Korea…right?
    as Wonder Girls comeback is real soon!!

    5 years ago
  19. oł oł wow I just heard Polish, I’m so suprised :3 And parents reaction- the best. I love it:)  

    5 years ago
  20. Awesome!!!! You guys, rock!!!
    Just a question, which language are Simon’s parents talking??? No idea of what it could be! ^^’

    5 years ago
  21. “But there will be Spudgy! ”
    OMG!!!! I want to see the SPUDGY!!!
    Please come to California, Simon and Martina, please!

    5 years ago
  22. Awww this was so cool :D I loved your parents reaction , I think Simons dad had the best one ^..^  , And wow Simon I didnt know you speak Polish , I understood everything Your parents said :) Hope on more vids from Canada , and more Spudgy :)

                                                                                                            Pozdrawiam <3 !

    5 years ago
  23. you guys parents are so cute! i hope they’re in more videos from canada.

    5 years ago
  24. Where will you guys be at U of T? :o I’m in Toronto. lol

    5 years ago
  25. I like rewatching this becos it’s osm..
    my favorite part is when you guys are headed into Simon’s house and Martina tells Simon to take off his glasses. and he just does it and doesn’t give any lip!! thats so amazing! Martina you’ve got a heckuva man! i’m aware it’s not the best part of the video. lol. but it is a hidden treasure.

    5 years ago
  26. hahaha, that was awesome!! Simon’s dad had the best reaction! lol.

    5 years ago
  27. That is totally amazing! 

    5 years ago
  28. That really was a touching video to watch.  Thanks for sharing guise.  :)

    5 years ago
  29. lol this reminds me running man show! 
    very cool!

    5 years ago
  30. OMG cuttest video  evaaaa *-*
    thats really sweet of you guys todo all of that even though you were really tired.
    the dads have the most epic OMG faces! its funny how the mons take a little while to realized thats their children XD
     hope you guys are having an awesome time :D

    5 years ago
  31. ahhhh this was so cute XD hahhahhahha omg i was like anxious for you guys!!

    5 years ago
  32. THIS WAS BETTER THAN A DRAMA OMG I AM CRYING OVER HERE <3 so so so cute …

    5 years ago
  33. LOL simon’s mom…she was totally about to close the door xD
    awk

    5 years ago
  34. hahahaha the simon’s mother reaction was my fav xD it took her a while to recognize her son haha xD and that made me sooo laugh xD i even thought ‘oh no, she’ll just close the doors…!!’ but naaaah ofc it didn’t happen xD and then she was super cute *o* and all the polish partz made me soo squeek XDD it’s always such a great fun to hear it haha xDD

    oh and that sneaking in the restaurant to surprise martina’s mom. gosh it had to look super hilarious from the other guest’s perspective xDD

    anyways – great idea with surprising ur family (: and have a wonderful time there~!! ♥

    5 years ago
  35. Oh my god! Simons family is too damn cute. When he surprised his mom, I started tearing up. She is the sweetest little mom ever!

    5 years ago
  36. When did you guys get in to Canada?

    5 years ago
  37. Holy Etobicoke batman! First Sherway Gardens, next the Dundas Street grill! 

    5 years ago
  38. This video just made me grin the whole time. Yay for family :)

    5 years ago
  39. Happy happy joy joy; happy happy joy joy!!!!!
    You guise…I wish you and your families all the best!  

    5 years ago
  40. Please ask Simon’s Dad to do a rendition of “Mordney Present” ….it’s clear where Simon gets his *Mordney Bravado* from ~ :) 

    5 years ago
  41. Sherway Garden? haha… Their reactions are the coolest (especially Simon’s dad).  I hope i would be able to do something like this when I go home. I haven’t seen my mom and brother for 3 years since my move to Canada. :) great idea!!! :) awesome!!! :)

    Anyway guys see you at U of T!!! I’ll be there after my Chem Lab! :)

    5 years ago
  42. Welcome home Simon and Martina! (If only for a little while). Have fun and make some great memories.

    5 years ago
  43. I think Simon’s dad wins the most epic OMG face and Martina’s dad wins second :D

    5 years ago
    • I think the best were the mums! They both had to have a second, even a third look to recognize their children! :P

      5 years ago
  44. Can you guise film the Nov.3 meeting? I want to go, but I can’t miss school for it D;

    5 years ago
  45. This has to be one of my favorite videos from you two.  Probably cause I’m a sucker for all things family-related.  Definitely enjoyed this and hope that you’re enjoying your time at home. :)

    5 years ago
  46. Let’s put this simple. While I watched that video, my mom suddenly asked (from the other side of the house): What are you doing? So, for the first time since I started watching your videos, I told her about you and while my mom is very much against sharing privet lives on the Internet (I dunno how she will feel about my blogging ideas), 

    In any case, while I found your video hilarious (secretly scheming to do something like this when I start working, because I hope and study to work abroad), she had me sternly promise not to do something like this to put up n youtube. Oh dear mom… don’t you worry, there are more ways than one to secretly prepare sneak attacks… *just thinking sneaky Christmas gifts for the eh… what is it now…. 5th year in a row).

    5 years ago
  47. The only thing I remember from the video is “Oh my god.. oh my god.. oh my god.. oh my god.. oh my god.. oh my god.. oh my god..”

    5 years ago
  48. lol the father almost had a heart attack LOL ~ take care and don’t surprise them too much ^^~

    5 years ago
  49. I replayed this video probably 10 times today. I can’t get over the surprised/shocked faces of your family! Your family’s soooo cute! :D As much as I want to come see you guys on November 3rd, I really can’t. I live in Calgary and I have school. I’m sad now. >_<

    5 years ago
  50. idk why I wanted to cry of happiness throuhgout lol
    It’s so nice how everyone was all excited and surprised and its just beautiful to see their shcoked reactions. It is obvious by their emotional welcomes that you two are very loved.

    =/ Makes me wonder how my family would react if I surprised them after being gone for like a yr

    PS Simon’s voice sounds manly “like a man” lol

    5 years ago
  51. Great video, that had to be one of your favorite videos to make. Glad no one ended up in the hospital due to shock and/or surprise. 

    Martina’s sister finding Spudgy was my favorite part. 

    Simon’s Polish parents live in Canada. Simon lives in Korea. Wonder which country the grandkids will call home.

    5 years ago
  52. this was so cute i cried throughout the whole video >.<

    5 years ago
  53. That’s really great! You made me laugh and cry! I know that feeling so well! I’ve been away from my family for 7 years now. So, wishing you all the best of times!!

    5 years ago
  54. Martina the way u huged ur dad moved to the point that i shed some tears… i haven’t seen my parent in almost 2 years because I’m studying here in Canada and I missed them soo much… awwww.. im happy that u guys are back in Toronto 

    5 years ago
  55. omg simon is tri-lingual!

    5 years ago
  56. Loved the video! I started getting tears in my eyes when you surprised Martina’s sister. 

    5 years ago
  57. I swear the expression on Simon’s dad was the best ! It was priceless , really !! I loved how you guys surprised your families, some parts even made me cry !! When r u guys coming back to korea ?

    5 years ago
  58. Nice guard..Love the Audi..is brother looking for a girlfriend? LOL

    5 years ago
  59. I WANNA GOOOO~~~~~

    5 years ago
  60. ohhhhhhhh that was so sweeeeeeet :) thank you guise for sharing it with us !!!!

    5 years ago
  61. “Paczkę miałeś przysłać!” haha, your dad was the best, but maybe that’s because I can understand everything he says :) Parents of both of you seem awesome! :D

    5 years ago
  62. “Gdzie jest tata”!!! That’s what I was waiting for, Simon :D:D:D so much Polish in EatYourKimchi video!

    5 years ago
  63. U are like double agents!!! Crawling all around to surprise your family ^^
    Ur dad reaction was great ^^
    I thinking how people at the restaurant were watching on u crawling around XD and ur mom reaction is great too “Oh my god x100!” ^^ and sister is like ur mom ^^
    and Simon’s dad really cool ^^
    Great success! Totally! Thanks for sharing ^^

    5 years ago
  64. This may be the best thing I have ever seen.
    I adored you both before, but now I adore you so much more.

    And Simon’s parents are adorable…seriously, I now want to be Polish.

    5 years ago
  65. GREAT SUCCESS YA!

    5 years ago
  66. OMG, this what so much fun, I almost thought that i was with you two trying to surprice your family. COOL!!!!!

    5 years ago
  67. This is such a sweet video. It totally made my day. Everybody was so surprised, and their faces are priceless. Simon and Martina~ I hope I’ll be as cool as you guys when I’m older :D

    Martina, your sister’s reaction was so funny. She saw spudgy, and she totally freaked out. Sweetest video ever!

    5 years ago
  68. THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOO SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET TwT~!!!!!!!!!!!!!i seriously loved it and i could see so much love ;w; <3<3w>…. hehe seems like a lotta fun ^^but im glad, lotsa of love to u and ur families :](and lolz to simon’s dad not wearing pants XDDDD)

    5 years ago
  69. oohh you guys are gonna have a meet up on Nov 3rd? well i obviously can’t go seeing as i’m in England! 
    anyway that’s the day SHINee are performing in London!!!!!! party! but right now i’m crying cos i can’t go see them!
    have fun with your fans!!

    5 years ago
  70. i LOVE how you guys were crawling around at the restaurant! priceless! have fun in Canada!

    5 years ago
  71. aaaaaw you guys made me tear up! so touching to see you with your family! thanks for sharing! really!

    5 years ago
  72. Awwnn…your family is so adorable. I’m so happy for you guys ^^.
    PS: Martina’s sister is sooooo cute.

    5 years ago
  73. “Gdzie jest tata?” – OMG, Simon, your accent is really cute :)

    5 years ago
  74. make a video in Polish ! :D 

    5 years ago
  75. I knew Simon was polish but I didn’t know he was ~that~ polish. I absolutely loved their mothers’ reactions. It took them both a moment to realize the person talking was indeed their children. And is that anyway to behave in a fine eating establishment? 

    5 years ago
  76. ehem!! you should RING DING DONG the bell!!!
    Martina you really don’t blend with that awesome hoody you have on!! you look like a creeper!also your dads ‘ohohoho’ was so funny!!! loved it!!!
    and you guys at the restaurant!!! covering your faces! so suspicious looking and then on the floor hiding!!! man i would love to have an adventure day out with you guys!!hiding in the basement? you really are creepers!

    5 years ago
  77. OMG give Martina’s dad the best reaction of the year award! Her sister the most omg reaction since 2000 award. Simon’s dad gets the most awesomeness reaction award! Man that was funny. WOW!

    5 years ago
  78. This was an awesome video.  I seriously think your fathers were the highlights.  I’m glad you two could manage to spend some time at home with your families.  Have fun!  : D

    5 years ago
  79. Wooooow your families are sooo lovely ^_^ And the Simon’s dad was just amazing! Hearing Simon talking in Polish with his parents totally cute. I don’t know why but I feel really proud to be Polish in moments like that ;) I laughed so hard, you guys absolutely made my day xD
    Ty paczkę miałeś przysłać! looool xD

    5 years ago
  80. This is the happier video I ever seen. I made me smile all the time :D

    5 years ago
  81. Simon’s father was hilarious

    5 years ago
  82. I was watching this as if it was a horror movie! I was like : ‘Oh god they are going to be seen. ‘

    ‘Oh no what if they got caught!” hahaha I love this video! 

    5 years ago
  83. That was….beautiful xD
    It was EPIC!!! Im so happy for you guys!!!

    5 years ago
  84. Two Martinas=a whole lots of cuteness!!
    SIMON’S DAD!!! AHAHAHAHHA

    5 years ago
  85. it’s so much fun how you guys scared the bejesus out of your family!! :D I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time I was staring at the video! XD Simon’s dad was awesome, hahaha!

    5 years ago
  86. Oh my gosh, I totally cried when you showed your sisters reaction! This was so sweet!

    5 years ago
  87. Simons dad was golden xD

    5 years ago
  88. wow, crazy! xD and u speak Polish at home, I feel weird seeing Simon understand Polish xD
    Simon’s dad is so friendly ^^ everyone is! <3

    I love ur families, no wonder u guys are so friendly too ^^

    5 years ago
  89. Polish was the last thing I expected, but the faces of your relatives… My god, fantastic!! I can imagine this shock after seeing who are they talking to ^^
    Polskie chłopaki, to fajne chłopaki Simon ;)
    Have a nice time back in Canada, and a lot of those you’ve missed in Korea (whatever it is :D )

    5 years ago
  90. I’m sure a certain group of 5 are now planning a certain revenge on a certain couple of 2. Hope they film it and Martina doesn’t sniff it out though!

    5 years ago
  91. Honestly…. matinas dad and her in-law are really bad spys and totally conspicous with there hands =D

    5 years ago
  92. This was really sweet :)

    5 years ago
  93. you guys are not staying for christmas?? 5th november are way to far 

    5 years ago
  94. Aww, this is so sweet. Watching Simon’s dad made me tear up, you guys are so nice. :’D

    5 years ago
  95. This was a fun video ^^ Nobody can hate the Spudgy not even a security guard  :D

    5 years ago
  96. M .

    Oh my gosh I liked Simon’s dad’s reaction the best! XD I love reunion videos!

    5 years ago
  97. Simon you look so much like your dad! :D I got happy from watching this! Awesome! <3

    5 years ago