October 27, 2016
We’re excited to finally be able to share with you our adventures from our one week in Hawaii! It was a busy week, and we filmed tons, and we also got to do some things we’ve never done before.
Surfing was super fun, but freaking exhausting! Does anyone here surf regularly? Goddamn paddling out to the waves was absolutely wrecking. And, to be honest, I think I might be too tall for surfing. I’m around 6’5: do people surf that tall? My centre of gravity is really off. I asked the surf instructor if there are any professional surfers that are tall, and he was like “yeah! I know a guy who’s 5’10” What the?! Is 5’10 tall?! I don’t know what’s tall. Honestly my perspective of size is ultra relative to myself, so I just think of myself as average height everyone else as short. And anyone who’s taller than me is a goddamned giant!
Snorkeling was just gorgeous. We supposedly saw more turtles than the instructors are used to seeing. Sweet! We were told not to touch them, so we didn’t, not that I’d want to because I heard they’ve got really strong bites and I don’t want to get bitten and bleed everywhere and attract sharks and have all my homies in the water eaten. That wouldn’t be cool. One turtle surprised me an popped up right beside me and I flash kicked the heck away from there as fast as I could. But other than that I was really amazed. I thought snorkelling would be lame but it was just…stunning. The water was so amazingly clean and clear and wow. Really wow. I sure as hell wasn’t fond of the ride back, though. I was fine on the way there, no problem. But as soon as we got on the boat back I started getting queasy. I was told I should barf but I hate barfing and hold it in as long as I can. So I sat at the end of the boat and stared at the horizon and held in so much barfs and it was sad Simon time. As soon as I got back into my bed, though, with all of those 20 pillows, the nausea left me. So that’s a good thing.
We’ve also got tons of pictures from our stay! Photography is a small hobby of ours, but we like to share it here, if you don’t mind. I don’t know where else to share it:
Ok this last picture is super hilarious to us and I didn’t know how to share it apart from here. When we got on the plane, Martina pulled out Kogi, her travel pig. She uses it on planes because it helps keep her shoulders in socket. And also because he’s Kogi and he’s family. Anyhow, when we pulled out Kogi before taking off, a Japanese lady asked if she could take him over for a picture. We were confused, but we let her. She then put her pig on top of Kogi. Why? Because she has a travel pig that she brings with her everywhere and takes pictures with him. NO JOKE! This is a mini Kogi! A Mogi! We expressed our extreme excitement over the fact that another person travels with a stuffed pig I mean for real what are the odds of that? She wasn’t as impressed. Is it a common thing in Japan to travel with stuffed pigs? This is a big deal, lady! She just took the picture and thanked us and that’s it. BUT IT’S SO SPECIAL AGGGGHH!!!
Also, I would like to again thank Hilton for bringing us out to Hawaii to try out their HHonors app and the Fun Finder. Yes, this video was sponsored by Hilton, but for real we legitimately thought this was cool. I know as soon as people hear that a video is sponsored they get suspicious and doubt the sincerity of the video, but it’s hard to be suspicious of this. We went to freaking Hawaii! We got to bring Dan! We learned how to surf and went snorkelling. We learned how to Hula dance and watched people throw fire sticks around I mean COME ON! It’s undeniably fucking awesome. So don’t get freaked out. This was cool. We’ll never share anything with you that we’re not passionate about. We’re not actors. We’ve turned down deals from companies that have offered us money for things we don’t like. And we always will. But if a company wants to fly us out to freaking Hawaii hells yes we’ll do it!
And we’ve honestly been on vacation at resorts before in which we didn’t really know what to do. They had activities but we’d be too lazy to figure out what they were, so we’d usually just swim and and read and sleep and drink all day. Having the activities pop up in a notification on our phones is, in my opinion, useful, especially for the kind of travellers we are. So what we said is sincere, for real.
Anyhow, if you’d like to see us have some more fun, on Monday we’re publishing our food video in Hawaii. We ate at A LOT of places, and we’ll show you the new stuff we tried out. Otherwise we’ve got extra scenes on our bonus channel. Check them out here!