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Dear Diary,

Martina made me go with her to a princess cafe for the WANK. I had other ideas of things that would be more fun and interesting, like going to the YG building and luring out the artists with different things, like Gelatos and Turtlenecks and stuff. But nooooo! Martina wanted to dress up in pretty outfits. So, I got dragged along for the fun.

Basically, this was like going shopping with your wife/girlfriend. They try on stuff, you sit down with your iPhone or something until they’re done. Problem is, I had to pay attention because I was cameraman. Imagine having to take photos of your significant other as they tried on different outfits. Not fun! Then to

***ok Simon stop whining I’m taking over the rest of this blog post***

PRINCESS CAFE!!!! *twirls with sparkles* I’ve heard about these before but I never had the chance to go, and this was my one opportunity. I’m not sure why it was my one opportunity…but either way it was super fun! So I know, I skipped over all the wedding dresses, which I gotta ask, does anyone else think it’s weird to try on wedding dresses when you’re not getting married? I mean, nothing wrong with it but doesn’t it spoil the fun? What if you try on some wedding dress that’s awesome and then you get married 7 years later and you can never find that perfect in your mind dress and you become a huge bridzilla that has to fly to South Korea to find it? My imagination has gone wild. Actually now that I think about it, I guess it’s the same as trying on dresses for your semi-formal/prom in high school. You’re just looking for a dress that looks good on you, right? I was lucky to have an older sister with great taste in fashion so I could just borrow her dresses. BU AH AH AH!

Okay, pros and cons of the princess cafe. Pros: lots of dresses to choose from including short cosplay-like dresses, hanboks, wedding, and semi-formal style. Accessories galore, including side pin hats, gloves, pins, tiaras, and the big traditional hats you saw me in. Great option for a going away party/birthday, so rather than just eating food and taking pictures, why not funky awesome clothing? Also awesome for people visiting Korea and wanting to try a hanbok, and also awesome for married people that want to re-take photos! Simon I’m looking at you! You can just wear your suit TO the cafe and then I’ll wear a hanbok again!!!

Cons: It is a little expensive in my opinion. I know the drinks are included but spending up to $35.00 to play dress up seems like it could also be a good meal with friends, but I suppose if you think about the cost of going to a professional photography studio and renting clothing, it kind of makes sense. Another con: maybe it’s because we started out speaking Korean but the cafe worker was kind of quick to describe everything and wanted me to get started right away. She wasn’t rude and she didn’t care about the camera equipment (in fact, she was excited we were bloggers) but she tried to rush me into picking my drinks and picking my clothing, but guess what? Unless there is a huge lineup and I’m rudely taking up space, MARTINA SHANT BE RUSHED OR PEER PRESSURED!!! Especially when I’m choosing the most expensive thing on your clothing menu…it was a bit annoying. Seriously, the food menu itself was huge and since they didn’t have a big selection regarding coffee, I had to read all the descriptions of the milkshakes, and they weren’t easy to decipher. I think Simon’s was called a Tuxedo Royal, which makes me think of Pulp Fiction, but not of a flavour. And the description was for you to “feel the chunkiness” so that didn’t help. What is the flavour of chunky? Anyone? I think perhaps monkey, thus perhaps, banana, but it was not. It was a chocolate vanilla oreo shake. Of course! OMG wasn’t that obvious? The point is, I didn’t know what to get and she just hovered even when I told her I needed more time.

Besides that, once I was actually IN my costume they weren’t rushy at all, so maybe she really had to pee and couldn’t leave until I was ready. I actually really enjoyed myself but poor bored Simon. He lets everyone know what a married man looks like at a Princess Cafe, “—–I’m hungry—-” while the guys still dating were like, “YAY, you look sooOooOooOOOOoOooo pretty!!!” And when the girl left to fix her hair, he went straight to his phone in sad boredom. HA HA HA! Anyhoo, Princess Cafe FTW! I felt like I was in a Korean drama and I really wanted to call someone BI-GU-MAMA! Drama fans, you know what I mean? Eh Eh? Okay. I’m going to post up a picture of myself in my Korean gear on instagram, and if any of you have played dress up, I’d love to see the results!!! Post a picture here or tumblr or Facebook or wherever! :D

Anyhow, we’ve got some extra scenes and bloopers from the day. We cut out a scene in which Martina took pictures with some other girls there. Check it out!

 

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  1. jessicamaylee
    jessicamaylee

    aw martina looks so pretty. simon must have been ready to shoot himself from boredom. such a good husband to put himself through that

  2. Beautiful and interesting! Now I know what to do when I get to that cafe in Korea! You don’t need to get married to have some fun in a wedding dress. :)

  3. lady_kire
    lady_kire

    This cafe would be great for my cousin (we’re the same age)… She’s always doing the girly things like making a bracelet that says I <3 bfs name or taking him shopping at girly stuff and making him wait… I don't know how her bf can stomach that stuff… I still wonder if theyre in the I give a crap about everything phase…

    I can't drag my bf to these kind of places. Then again dressing up as a princess was never my thing and we enjoy playing games or going out to eat… also we dont really "date" we just go bum around with each other

  4. Hi, i was wondering I you could do a W.A.N.K. about a local brewery or about the local beers in Korea, you know types and odd flavours? that would be a way to have a MACHO like W.A.N.K. cheers . . . :)

  5. Belinda Tan

    Hmmm, Martina is looking very fetching in the costume, but the hat chosen is that of a gisaeng — Korean version of a geisha. So, decidedly not a princess.

  6. I would be really interested to see (another?) film about Korean soccer/futbol. I think boys would like that too. And aren’t some of the best breakdancers from Korea?

  7. I vote for a wedding merely to see Simon in a hanbok. Amiright?

  8. I actually LOVE to Cosplay for that very reason, and having my picture taken is definitely a bonus!

  9. I’m with Simon on this. Even as a girl, I’m like… you spent that much money just to dress up? Hell, you can try clothes on for free at a mall. Did not look fun to me.

    It is interesting that Korea has cafes for all of these niche things, though.

  10. Question: did the hanboks tend to be around the 10,000 or 35,000 won area? as opposed to the wedding dresses?

  11. Jessica Adams

    I laughed myself in pain for the bloopers…OMG. Simon making Martina uncomfortable in topic with marital joking? My word! LMFabulousAO

  12. I’m thinking… for a manly man sort of wank.. maybe you all can check out korean martial arts or somethin? I think in general, typical sports are too boring, but that’s just me ;D Plus it’ll give you guys a chance to work off some of the extra pounds that the Nasties care packages of junk food awesomesness may be putting back on!

  13. Hannah @ Boots & Feet

    Oh, my goodness, YES! Renew your vows with a traditional Korean wedding! We did it! :~) It was hot and sweaty, and we did it in a folk village so there were lots of Chinese tourists trying to get in our family pictures, but we had fun!

  14. kpopfan123

    Oh..poor Simon(thank you for the effort :) )… but look at the good part …you had the chance to admire Martina in a hanbok (looking gorgeous) and yes you should totally do a hanbok vow renewal ceremony! :D (You’d look great Simon…you just have to lose a bit of ……*cough*weight*cough*)

    Great work guise! :D

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

  15. day54glory
    day54glory

    I’m going to Korea in the summer to visit family and I have been watching all your fapfaps and wanks so I can go places with my family and not be stuck in a small stuffy apartment watching Korean dramas and music shows. This wank is tempting me to take my little sister and dress her up in pretty things before she goes all out tomboy in her middle school years. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA XD

  16. I went to that cafe last year! They have really yummy shakes. My mint shake was made with real, fresh mint leaves! it was awesome!

  17. Amanda Tan

    I think u guys should renew your vows!^^
    U firstly only live once and IT WILL BE FUN AND AWESOME!!
    And *makes a speech* Thank you Simon,for you sacrafice….
    But it was a fun vid to watch!^^

  18. Now you have the studio have you had time to decorate or change your apartment? Love to see an updated tour!

  19. I hope I’m not the only one that finds this really incredibly problematic. The hanbok is an important part of Korean culture, and using it to play dress-up and calling it a “costume” strikes me as a really offensive case of cultural appropriation, similar to people who aren’t members of native American tribes (mis)using their traditional headdresses and all :/ Other cultures’ cultural products are not for people who are not truly members of that culture to just use so lightly.

  20. This whole thing makes me extremely uncomfortable, for many many reasons.

  21. I love what you chose, Martina! I really want to try a hanbok too… I would probably try out a similar color combination. Not because I want to do the same thing as you, but because black/pink have been my obsession lately when it comes to colors…

  22. Oh and Simon even thought i say poor Simon. you know you love seeing martina look like a princess. You love it don’t lie

  23. Poor Simon. This place still is amazing. Next time make Soozee go or leigh. :p haha

  24. jennifer anastasi
    jennifer anastasi

    have a Korean wedding!!

  25. Martinaaaa! I love your earrings!! How do they even work? Do you put it around your ear and that’s it or……. (so confused!) hahaha :) Anyways they look great on you, the hanbok looks great on you and just in general you looked better than great!! ;)
    P.S. Simon also looked good….. like always ;) kekeke

  26. Sandeul Baro

    I wanna go there!! IT LOOKS SOO FUN! I would be like Martina frolicking around looking through the clothes and accessories having sooo much fun ^^

  27. hungry.hungry.catapillar

    I HAVE FOUND MY HOOOOOME!!!

    -Martine! You looked so cute!

  28. Maria Ramirez

    I’m trying really hard to figure out what Martina’s earrings are.. Do they have two hooks each?

  29. Hee, would the connotation be that cosplayers are sexy, since that’s Sexy Love you’re humming?

  30. Cerritoburrito

    Can you guys go to noribang? Did I spell that right? Also, why dont you guys do best engrish and idol and random showdown anymore?

  31. Yvonne Arquero

    Martina, you look so amazing in the hanbok!! Interesting concept for a cafe for adults.

  32. Martina, you looked sooo beautiful! (Well you look beautiful all the time) I loved the hanbok! Very pretty material!

  33. kawaii_candie
    kawaii_candie

    omg! looks like soooooo much fun!!!

    and Simon, you’re a very good husband to endure this for you wifey ^_-

  34. i love it when martina changes her voice. yay =D….interesting place. i thought simon was gonna dress up with those breast up things..

  35. Barry Adams

    Fatty fatty fat fat fat!

    Died laughing at that.

    Also at the “Bride” in the background! Hilarious.

  36. Are you guys ever gonna play games during the wank again?

  37. yes get married again! and make it LIVE!!!! for us all to watch!

    • Magicimpact

      and for them to gives the invite, So some can get “front row seats” (Now I have a reason to go to Korea, other then going to see the culture and the EAT YOUR KIMCHI STUDIO!)

  38. first thought when seeing Martina, “Is that the Hunki Ones man tiara? :O”
    and reply 1997 ost casually playing in the background toward the end :D

  39. I just came from watching your LiveChat and I just wanna say that Martina, I love your personality. I really like how you’re really cute, but not overly-extreme aegyo cute. Simon, still laughing about all your “chest-thrusting” in the live chat LOL. You two together are so adorable and I just hope that my future relationship(s) will be just like your’s (:
    I totally agree with Martina though. Hanboks on guys are just.. Just no. Please don’t.

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