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!


  1. 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. 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

  3. Awesome idea to have a picnic for a reception!

  4. 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

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

  5. 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

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

  7. omg! looks like soooooo much fun!!!

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

  8. Ack, Martina you look beautiful!
    Poor Simon. o -o Good luck finding something to drag Martina to for the next WANK.

  9. I love how Martina was dressed a bit punky while going to dress up like a pretty pretty princess! Idk, I was just really amused by that.

  10. I don’t think you lost the male demographic when Martina showed how she drummed her boobs in the hanbok…if they stuck around for that long. You looked so pretty in the hanbok Martina and I loved the accessories too!!! What a fun idea for a cafe.

  11. HAVE A KOREAN WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    aaawww Martina you looked beautiful!!!!!
    ahahahaha that “drumming” part really did go on for too long! i was just there thinking “man…..is this still going on?….”
    i gotta say, as a girl i’d be just as bored as Simon!! hehe!

  12. BTW, Simon: If you are disturbed by the cleavage between your male and female demographics, you can have Martina paper it over with Décolletage.

  13. Seeing that my last name is Guice, I’m always jarred when you use “guise” instead of “guys”. I can find no definition of guise that means “persons of either sex; people”. Is this a Canadian thing? Being educators, could you give us citations of its use outside of EYC??

    guise [gahyz] Show IPA noun, verb, guised, guis·ing.
    1.general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.
    2.assumed appearance or mere semblance: under the guise of friendship.
    3.Style of dress: in the guise of a shepherd.
    4. Archaic. manner; mode.
    verb (used with object)
    5. to dress; attire: children guised as cowboys.

  14. OH! agree with the redoing your vows in korea! That would be so sweet with the whole nasty family there!! But only if you had the time and money to put into it!

  15. Simon you are awesome! My boyfriend wouldn’t go near this! We’ve been together too long… he doesn’t need to pretend to agree anymore!
    And Martina you were absolutely stunning!

  16. OMG! You should totally renew your vows in Korea and have a traditional ceremony! That would be 대박! Martina should be all in pink and Simon must wear light blue hanbok B-)

  17. I don’t fully get the whole wedding dress thing. Yes wedding dresses are fun because it gives the average person a chance to dress up. But I rather have fun with colors. I got my wedding dress, and I love it, but I rather of had an orange dress. Seriously, who would only want to pick from an all white color palette?

  18. It was very manly of you Simon to go with Martina, when we all know you were in a girly overloaded paradise. Next WANK… A construction site!!!

  19. simon in a female hanbok would make a very interesting april fool’s video

  20. Martina, I have the same problem with kimono and obi. I make sure I wear sports bra to flatten my ladies out a little so I don’t feel quite so restricted. Lovely WANK!

  21. Wow this was totally Martina looking rocking week. Loving the slightly rock look with the studded headband!

  22. I am the 14% and I sympathize with Simon’s boredom. For a male oriented WANK you should go to a sports bar or a starcraft tournament.

  23. Poor poor Simon, I can imagine how boring it must have been haha. Next time, when you don’t have to film, you can hang out in the neighbourhood and have Martina text you when she’s done ;)
    And maybe next time you can have a man-mode WANK, even though that sounds a bit wrong

  24. yes yes.. renew your vows in hanbok.. would be interesting to watch… oh, please invite all your celeb friends too – that would be the icing on the cake!!

  25. Am I the only one who was reminded of nigahiga’s lamps…

  26. My dad said Simon should show us all the motorbikes in Korea (or something) xD

    OR CARS CARS AAAAAAHHH just take us to the Hyundai HQ or something no? >_<

  27. Best part of the video: When Martina starts talking about how she wishes there were less white and fluffy wedding dresses and more hanboks while the Korean girl behind her is wearing a white and fluffy wedding dress. I guess the Korean girls like the wedding dresses and non-Korean girls like the traditional dresses.

  28. oh my goodness, I thought this was pretty silly at first, but then you guys do silly so well that it seemed a perfect idea for a video, but COME ON SIMON u have to admit your wife looked BEAUTIFUL dressed up like that!! (perfect eye make-up too)

  29. Totally agree about guys not looking so good in the hanbok…. during our traditional wedding my husband’s pants fell down about 10 times. Seriously just a sack.

  30. I found this SO adorable. Jesus, Martina, why do you have to look so gorgeous in and out of the hanbok?! I know for a fact my best friend is not going to like this one. He’d be like Simon complaining over it, if I dragged him to something like that. ‘Meg, you spent 40 bucks on playing dress up! We could have went to the movies and ate out with that money! This is boring, why didn’t you take Ari?! I’m gonna get 10 drinks, I want my monies worth!!!’

    I feel like this would be so much fun if I was with friends in high school or it was a bachelorette party. I don’t think I’d enjoy it since I’d end up being in the corner since I’m too fat and they’d just put me in something frumpy or I’d have to bring my own dress. I can see it now: skinny girls twirling around in pretty dresses and I’m there in the corner with the other boyfriends. Eh, screw it. I’ll make my own damn party with sticker booths, flowers, buffets, and dress up corner!

    I will say, I do wanna see a wank for the guys. The 10 that are hanging in there somehow gotta get thrown a bone sooner or later.

  31. wow i know i saw those outfits last week from the live chat, but wowie zowie martina, you looked absolutely fabulous. you look really like (i don’t really want to use this word, but i can’t think of a better one) grunge-y/punk rock and if i had a street style blog i would totally put you on it because whoa that was a fab outfit. ok yeah.

  32. that would be so cool if you guys renewed your vows in hanboks in Korea! :D

  33. Martina, you really did look gorgeous! :O Even before the hanbok, your jacket in the beginning was fantastic~ Hair up looks good too :o You mentioned size.. for the sake of us with bodies like yours, around what size do you wear (Korean size)?

  34. Oh Simon, the sacrifices you make for us. <3 We appreciate it! Hope it wasn't too boring! You'll have to keep thinking about other things that you can do on WANKs that are more guy friendly :P

    btw, how do you guys find these places? are they recommendations from friends or maybe the Internet?

    I'd love to see you guys have a traditional wedding. After you posted the other video about weddings in Korea, there were some really interesting comments and experiences from other Nasties. I think it would be really interesting to see and its not something I'm ever likely to experience myself! So can I live vicariously through you guise?! haha

  35. Is this where girls take their boyfriends to drop major hints? lol

  36. if you renew your vows in korea, and opt to wear traditional clothing.. maybe instead of the guys shirt and pant set hanbok, you have simon wear one of those sexy royal guard/officer outfits like in the dramas. those dont look like sacks :P

  37. Martina looks so BEAUTIFUL. Although, Simon does look better. (~.~)

  38. simon thinking looks like he is thinking nasty thoughts >.>

  39. Wow Martina, you look soooo beautiful in the hanbok!!! Really cute!!! Love it!!!

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