Well, I WAS lonely, but not anymore! Martina’s plane just arrived a few hours ago! WAHOOO YAYYYY!!! She’s sleeping right now because of jetlag (it’s sooooo bad on the way back from Canada!), but she’s home at least! Yay! For those people who might ask “you should film a WANK now and upload it now!,” we’d like to say that filming, editing, and exporting take far too many hours to be able to do in one day. This video here was filmed on Saturday, for instance. So, even though I don’t feel as sad and mopey anymore, I still find it kinda funny to watch me be a sissy baby. Hopefully you find it funny, too :D

So, since Martina wasn’t around, I decided to WANK all by myself. And because I was gonna be so sad for having to film a video alone, I thought it’d be best to do what I felt like doing: eating all the gortdamn ice cream I could find! If I had a tub of Ben & Jerry’s I’d sit down and eat it all while crying over sad movies. Instead, I made a movie out of it, kinda.

Turns out the whole experience was crushingly disappointing. Baskin Robbins is a bag of meanie heads. I didn’t even take a few steps in there before I was phooeyed away because of the camera. Well, I didn’t want to be there anyways! It was all happy couples all lovingly looking at each other and making me barf. They sucked, so I wanted to leave. I left because I wanted to, not because I had to! So…there!

Then I went to an awesome Gelato place. It’s called Gelati Gelati. It’s in Hongdae, right beside Club FF, which is one of our favorite clubs to go to in Seoul, and it’s also a stone’s throw away from the studio. I like it so much that I thought, hey, why don’t I take a picture of their card and share it, because they’re nice. I recommend nice places run by nice people. So here it is:

Gelato Card

I would put in a Google Map but hellllllll it’s so difficult to do so. If anyone’s more adept at Google Mapping, and knows how to get to Gelato Gelati, please share in the comments, because I’m clueless!

Side note: I giggled a lot when I wrote the description to this blog post. If you haven’t read it, here it is: “I had to WANK by myself, and it was short, messy, and completely disappointing.” HAHAHA. OOOH DAT’S NASTY! Nasty because WANK is a mountain in Germany, and it’s quite a big mountain, so the sentence above is nasty because of its inaccuracy. That’s why…….*shifty eyes*

Anyhow, that’s it for this week! There are a few scenes that didn’t make the cut, like my being upset at being shat upon by a bird, literally a few seconds after leaving the studio. Like that wasn’t an omen from the gods that this day was gonna suck!


  1. This episode should be called: Sad Times Adventure Now Korea: The YOLO Edition. XD

  2. soooooooooooo sad!!!!

  3. Simon you were too adorkable in this video.

  4. the world likes to read our innermost..

  5. Awww, I feel ya Simon… my honey and I do everything together so if we had been living in Korea awhile and he had to go somewhere without me I’d feel just as bad as you do :( We both have work from home jobs right now so we are around each other a lot lately :)

  6. OMG….Really?!?!? 7-11 as a landmark?!!?!?!?…At last count there were 6,621 7-Eleven stores in S Korea — and I’d swear that all but a handful were within walking distance of my Seoul apartment/job. 0_o

  7. The number of bad omens you went through was crazy pants…..the world can be a really scary place sometimes…I think the world likes to read our innermost thoughts at times and mess with us…just cause it can and is a mean bully and wants us to feel like feeble humans….grrr world.

  8. hahaha it would be better if you danced Hyuna’s ice cream. . . . really, not the edited one. . . . .owwwww sadly Martina’s not there. .. . . but your not lonely at all! you have your camera man, yehey!!!

  9. So, you stank’d it up rather than wank’d? LOL! Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;-)

  10. Simon how did you ever survive before meeting Martina!?

  11. Simon you are ridiculously hilarious alone. You should start a lonely series where each of you do videos alone. Or maybe just one or two videos. We nasties understand your humor as a couple but not so much as individuals, just sayin :P

  12. huh Ice cream guy cute… nah… Well maybe I am too old to see that…lol

  13. Sad Times Adventure Now Korea..
    Simon, you made a STANK! :D

  14. Fell and Cole’s Hongdae location had to close down because the building owner wanted to do something else with the space or something. However, they haven’t a second location at Galleria in Gangnam I believe. <3 Fell and Cole!

  15. Aw, poor Simon! I’m glad Martina was back and that she didn’t return to find Simon melted into a lonesome puddle. It was still a good WANK!

  16. lol simon wanking also is another word for masbating

  17. wow, that video was pretty awesome, hum… I mean the shots! no you loneliness xD…

  18. I think Martina might have conspired with all of your favorite places to pig-out on sugary goodness before she left so you wouldn’t overdo it, Simon. That’s why they’re all closed!

  19. I feel like “only if it is gelato” was a premonition of this day….

  20. does jjang really exist in school in korea? Like the one in manhwa?? or similar…or is it just a total of fiction?

  21. You know, your new audio pack has the theme song for the “Stuff you should know” podcast and that’s what I think of every time I hear it.

  22. Hey Simon, hear in Yucatan, my grandparents say that there’s an old belief that if you’re a victim of bird poo it means you’ll have something very lucky happen to you soon. So maybe it wasn’t an ‘bad’ omen after all?

  23. Simon yo really look different and sad, you don’t look like you. poor you really need Martina

  24. But seriously Simon, I LOVE LOVE LOVE, that you love your wife with all your heart, but at the very least you did seem to be with someone, possibly an intern, you were by no means alone! Also, this week should have been your time to hang with friends, or make more friends! SHEEESH!
    What I mean to say is it’s cute that you miss her, but it got to the point this week where it is borderline, OHMYGOSSSSHHHH (spoken with your and Martina’s inflection!) :]

  25. Loved this STANK! Simon looked like he was feeling down and holding back laughter at the same time. Maybe those were some symptoms of losing his mind (in rippito flippito sipo slow motion) when Martina’s not around for too long?
    And oh, how much I would like to have ice-cream now! Simon, if you ever happen to visit my hometown (yeah, sure ;p) you have to visit coffee/ice-cream shop where I used to work, they have delicious ice-cream, including cheesecake taste :)

  26. I kinda feel bad that I’m laughing because of how mopey Simon was acting…

  27. “Sad Times Adventure Now Korea”
    Simon, it’s a S.T.A.N.K!! :D You so Nasty Simon, with your seductive dance moves and your STANKS.

  28. Isabel Ruby

    HAHA I literally JUST ate some icecream!!! it was orange chip, which is orange icecream with chocolate chips in it. AMAZING.

  29. Simon, forget about google maps to find places in Korea. Use the maps from daum.net

    Here’s a route from the EYK studios to the Gelati Gelati place.

    As a bonus, there’s a street view.

    Unfortunately, the streetview is from May 2012. Apparently the Gelati Gelati place wasn’t there yet…

    Here’s the link: http://dmaps.kr/dimx

  30. Martina is Back!!!! No more Sad Simon!!!!

  31. Being shat on by birds is good luck. Apparently.

  32. Im actually eating icecream now ^^……and Simon you seem to be having a bad day… I mean its one thing after another….*sigh…* I guess martina is like a good luck charm when shes around lolll ^^

  33. I’ve seen people wearing that hat (the one you’re wearing when you’re dancing to Ice Cream and that Martina girlified) around a bunch in the last year… Then I stopped seeing them for a while. Saw your LiveChat where you explained that Martina ladyfied them, and then saw an old woman wearing one about a week later! I feel like Canada has a bunch of sneaky S&M fans that are identified silently to one another by their headgear.

  34. Omg screw Hyuna, Simon is the skit!

  35. i felt bad for you simon, until i remembered that that’s pretty much how all of my days go. *going for ice cream*

  36. hapagirl

    Poor Simon, but I couldn’t stop laughing and then wanting to hug you. I am happy that you guys have your studio and Leigh. I was starting to get sad thinking about what Simon would be like if he was stuck home the entire time.

  37. I know this literally means nothing to you Simon, but ice cream man was pretty cute.

  38. Simon, if you type 407-8 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea in Google Maps, it’ll take you to the right place (you just have zoom in as much as possible). I tried “walking around” with the Street View option and yeah, that’s the place, although the images shown are from 2009.

    Anyway, great STANK(?) and I’m happy Martina’s back so that you can quit being sad. :D

  39. Aww Poor Simon it looked like your eyes were getting a lil watery a few times….you really love Martina ALOT ^_^

  40. Although Simon was sad and depressed.. this still made my day hahaha :)

  41. Aw, poor sad Simon on a STANK all by his lonesome. I hope while Martina was away you got some quality cuddle time with Spudgy and/or Meemers. I think that would be a pretty good sad-time activity. Was that Intern Leigh helping film the STANK?

  42. you should have put leigh in the video! shes so cute and funny! WE WANT MORE INTERN LEIGH~!

  43. The boy at Gelati was really cute :)

  44. @5:55 there was a song playing in the background. Do you happen to know what the name of that song was by any chance, do ya? It sounded really smooth and really cool.

  45. I’ve never seen someone sad while eating ice cream, Simon.

  46. that….. was so………….. sad TT_______TT martina isn’t allowed to leave your roaming the streets of hongdae lost ever again~

  47. PunkyPrincess92

    hahaha aaaaaaaawwwwwww poor Simon and his lonely adventure!!!
    and hahahaha Simon’s head on Hyuna is creepy!!!!!!

  48. I feel so sad for Simon since he looks really depressed when Martina’s not around *-* But I’m glad that she’s finally back ! :D

  49. Awww poor Simon <3 This is so cute and so sad…..I'm glad Martina is back now!
    In all seriousness though, could you guys please do a rundown of activities that are fun to do alone in Seoul? I'm planning to go by myself for a few weeks and it would be nice to know things I could do on my lonesome without feeling out of place. :)

  50. So this is what happens when Simon is left to his own devices. I vote that he and Martina never separate again, as to avoid a Simon without motivation!

    P.S. I can’t describe how happy I am that Simon’s face was super imposed onto HyunA. :)

  51. LOL it’s a sign from Martina telling you to stop eating junk food

  52. unicornsgalaxy

    *runs and hugs Martina* Martina! NEVER EVER EVER leave Simon again! ;A;

  53. So glad your Ducky is back!! Sad!Simon had such a sad I wanted to eat ice cream.

  54. Thank you Simon, you’ve cured my ice cream aversion!

    Simon > Hyuna. Because he so naaaastayyyy =]

  55. Actually, this is a really good question: what are some things to do in Seoul/Korea in general if you’re travelling on your own? I always travel alone, so any advice of this kind would be really appreciated.
    Also, welcome back, Martina!

  56. if it was only you then who was holding the camera?o.0

  57. Fell & Cole Simon!!! I mean, sure he’s not in Hongdae anymore, but the avacado is worth the journey (http://www.fellncole.com/). Need something a few blocks from your nasty studio? Get thee to Le Petit Four (http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=bangsilko&logNo=10144109205) and have the black sesame, maple pecan, lavender, and round it off with a couple of macarons (since, regretfully, the “poop cake” seems to have disappeared).

    You needn’t even be sad. Celebrate the lady’s return in style.

    I receive no kickbacks from either patissier/cream-monger

  58. It’s too early for gelato, stop making me crave it!

  59. D’awwww….you look so lonely~ :( At least Martina’s back now!! :D

  60. Poor Simon, cheer up!!!!!
    At least there was a shop open, a shop with nice people!!!!

  61. I liked the video, and I must say I am very interested in a WANKS (Wonderful Adventure Now Korea Solo). I am planning to go to Korea alone for like a week to two weeks (or somewhere in between) and it would be nice to know some places where I wouldn’t be forever alone styling it up.

    And it is weird not having streetnames. Simon just going “oh yeah there is that university so you just come down here” and meanwhile my brain is going “I have no idea what we’re doing!”

    That being said I would be interested in an EYK google maps project where people put down interesting stuff to do and to see. Bit Lonely Planet EYK style. See where all dat NASTY stuff is happening.

  62. Ok… I don’t want to be a super nerdlinger… but Shiwon-hada, in science… SCIENCE!… we call it homeostasis and it’s a component system of the body that monitors and regulates the body temperature (called thermoregulation) through various systems in the body. The key component to this system is the regulation of the LIVER, and since the liver sits upon the side of the stomach, contents of the stomach that affect the temperatures around the liver cause homeostatic reactions. So drinking something that is hot, causes the body to try to cool the liver down and you begin cooling your body… and eating something cold means you need to heat the liver and the body responds by warming up – this is all so that the liver can retain the optimum temeprature to process aminoacids and etc.. To back it all up, this is something that they teach you when you play Waterpolo, in some cases, waterpolo players have contracted hyperthemia because being in the cold water, and then drinking warm drinks – their body cools down, or in situations of warm pools, contracting hypothermia from drinking cold water.

    In the terms of cold and warming up… if your cold and you eat ice-cream you start to shiver (oh now i am colder!!) but shivering is involuntary muscle movement that is a reaction to heating the body up, and you might find in a few minutes you will be much warmer!

    just sayin…

  63. I really enjoyed this WANK/STANK… even though I only really learned that I should try cream cheese icecream…. :P

  64. This week its the stank. and your eating ice cream with hyuna lol, You are really so nasty Simon.

  65. I felt so bad for Simon all week. Poor lonely Simon.

  66. By watching you being alone for one week I can imagine that you won’t be ok at all if Martina wasn’t with to you for a really long time, you should get like… a -will-die-first- insurance XD

  67. Aww Poor Simon. But you should feel the happies now since Martina is home!!! YAY HAPPIES!

  68. Simon, I just want you to know that this is the best WANK/STANK ever.
    The sad swan dance, the defiant yet sad ice cream eating, the wandering lost without a clue, the cupcake shop. It’s going to be okay…
    oh! she’s back~, She’s back~ She’s Back~, SHE’S BACK OH!

  69. My mom claims to drink coffee during the summer in order to raise her body’s temperature, but I know it’s just because she’s addicted to coffee. :P

    Anyhow, welcome back, Martina! I look forward to a lovey-dovey couples-adventure now Korea next week!

  70. Okay, I know I’m just plain evil for commenting this, but it’s actually awesome and amazing how you can’t do anything without Martina. Well, okay, you can… but it’s all mopey and you keep mentioning Martina. It’s like you guys are one (EXO!) and slowly die if you are apart. You’re such a perfect role model for how a relationship should actually go- two people complementing each other and being exactly who they are, nothing hidden. Okay this turned into a rant about how awesome you are, but it’s just… well, you ARE awesome! Umm, I’ll go write my critique that’s due today now.

  71. Actually with the way I grew up, being shat on by a bird is good luck :)! Lots of love for you guys <3

  72. Am I the only German who is like. Wtf where is the mountain WANK?

  73. aww simon seem soo sad :( glad u two are reunited. that said, while i enjoyed this video i do think information on some things u can do alone would be good as korea is such a couple’s culture that single men or women can probably feel isolated . just a thought

  74. ice cream FTW! but seriously, I can’t eat it when it’s freaking cold outside! I need warmer days… SPRING! kkk

  75. Lol! Simon, cheer up! That cupcake store was in my neighborhood and we really wanted to go there so often, but it’s closed ALWAYS and FOREVER. So… you are not the only one who stood in front of closed doors there.

    Thought that makes you happier, maybe? = )

  76. kawaii_candie

    wow Simon. it’s one week. ONE week!! what would happen if you guys ever broke up?! (not that i think that that’s ever likely of happening, but hypothetically) i don’t think you would survive :p

    still, i feel kinda bad for you and all the places that were closed, but why don’t you just think of it as the universe telling you that you shouldn’t stray from your diet? ^_-

    hang in there!!!

  77. but..but… i don’t know where the EYK studio is (besides somewhere near Hongdae station)! D: How am I supposed to find the ice cream?!

  78. Normally when your WANKs and FAPFAPs go up I am eating my lunch and watching them on my break at work. Somehow the food ones always make me hungry, even though I am actually eating as I am watching them which makes no sense at all! This is such a sad video though – no Martina and so many places not working out but I really enjoyed your solo videos and appreciate that you kept making them when Martina was away.

  79. ah.. i miss hongdae.. we did it as you described when we were in korea.. we just walked around and found lots of interesting stuffs. :D

  80. I literally LOST IT when I saw Simon’s face on Hyuna’s body XD oh Simon! That ice cream looks pretty delicious. It’s funny that you were going to a cupcake place cuz i’m going to a bakery later to interview them for my college newspaper :D what a coincidence, not to mention this made my day! Have a nice day you two!
    P.S. in the bloopers when you were shat on, an ad popped up that said “stuff happens” at first i thought it was “shit happens” put intentionally there by you, but then i saw that it wasn’t. Then i thought, “How appropriate” :D

  81. i’m not the only one who noticed that sad time adventure now Korea spells S.T.A.N.K. right? lol and yeah that whole apart for the longest time ever would be rather stanky (yeah i know that’s not proper spelling or grammar.. but that’s how it sounds in the boonies near here)

  82. …At least you had Leigh to accompany you on your STANK…I wonder, is it hard for her to not laugh when filming? I would…I’d be inappropriately sniggering like crazy…

  83. LoLz, Simon. The shops are all closed!! Hahaha, just sneak out and get some more ice cream to feel better. Buddy, I feel your pain…

  84. I think simon should eat ice cream without martina saying no :)

  85. OH GAWD. MY EYES. MY POOR EYES! i cannot unsee it! why hyumon (hyuna +simon) whyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  86. Maybe you can do WANK about all great clubs in Hongdae one day?
    So cool that you’re so close to the Club FF!

  87. You did a pretty good job on your own Simon! You deserve to have Martina back and be happy again :)

  88. You guys should be apart more often, this is hilarious!

  89. During the whole video, Simon looked like he was on the verge of crying :’( It made me want to send ranch dressing and bacon as a “please don’t cry Simon!” present. I have a 20oz bottle of ranch and a pack of maple flavoured bacon, but now I have to find your studio and deliver them.

  90. i understand your sadness simon, when martina was not with you. its funny how you keep reminding us that you are filming alone like the cameraman/camerawoman is totally non-existent LOL

  91. Simon singing “Ice Cream Ice Cream…” will haunt my dreams forever.

  92. i never knew simon can dance as good a hyuna ;)

  93. I feel you Simon…I feel you lol I as well feel lonely at times and resort to eating a lot when I’m down, but who doesn’t right especially when there is no one to scold you

  94. Oh Simon you formerly-sad soul. Now we know that Simon really can’t function properly without Martina. OTPPPPP.

  95. It should be called “Emotional Eating Now Korea!” haha :D

  96. You are seriously the tallest person in Korea Simon! Cool :D

  97. Poor Simon and his haunted floating camera.

  98. I live in Romania and ever since I was young my mum kept telling me the “shiwon-hada” thing, though it doesn’t have a specific name here. You can’t eat cold things in summer, because your body temperature and the one of the respective cold thing is very different therefore your body gets like a shock when it processes the food and it lowers the immunity of your system. Following the same idea, that is why it’s good to eat ice cream in winter. :)
    Love indie ice cream shops, much better than franchise ones.

  99. hahaha SOLIDARITY xD

  100. As soon as you said you were headed to Fell and Cole I knew a disaster was in store… the owner of the building made them move out, I can’t remember why, so they closed their Hongdae location and now only run the Galleria location in Apgujeoung.

  101. Ice cream always makes me feel better! Glad Martina is home safe and sound, and never fear Simon – your sissiness will never fail to amuse me :D

  102. Simon you made me totally want icecream and cupcakes~! Glad Martina’s home. Droopy Simon is just too much.

  103. Tempting to go just for the cute boy. Screw the ice cream.

  104. Am I the only one who was like ‘…who the hell is filming’ when Simon pointed somewhere and the camera followed?

  105. ShimizuChiharu

    hey at least martina’s back now

  106. If I could smell through computer screens, I’d say that that Ice cream stank.


    …….sorry I’m kinda tired ._.

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