This week we review the Twonkle Donkey. Don’t you want a Twonkle Donkey?

First, though, we review hand-drip coffee to go! Yes, we’re talking about coffee again, because we love Korean Coffee. Well, Martina loves it loves it. Simon just likes waking up as a result of drinking it. Anyhow, for our Coffee Shop reviews, most of the time those shops only serve espresso based beverages. The rare ones that serve actual coffee call it “hand-drop coffee,” which is a fancy way of just pouring water over ground up coffee. Ha! No, I’m sure there’s more to it than that.

Anyhow, we found these hand drip coffee bags that are quite cool. Put one in your mug and slowly pour coffee over it the way they do at the fancy pants coffee shops. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Problem is, the coffee’s really stale for being ground up so long ago, but that’s just coming from a coffee snob’s perspective.

But that’s not the real magic of our Wonderful Treasure Find of the week. Oh, no no no. It’s not the coffee, but the mug it’s in. The mug has a kid playing a red piano and singing “Twonkle Twonkle Little Star” to a donkey. Brilliant! Twonkle twonkle! Sure, it’s just bad Engrish on a cup, but the possibilities are endless! We could have gone on forever. It’s the way the Vikings trained their children to murder. It’s the name an evil genius gives to his ugly dog. “Here Twonkle! That’s a good dog! I mean bad dog! I mean good bad dog! Yes, that’s right! Now, sit. Siiit! Good. Here’s your dinner of pureed rat organs. Buahahaha!”

Ahh. We won’t go on. Anyhow, we mentioned for our first WTF episode that we’d be giving these wonderful goodies away at the end of the month. So, here’s your first chance to win them. If you’d like to win the first four week’s worth of goodies, head over to our Facebook page and let us know which of the items you like the most and why. What would you use the Jiahe nose plug for? Can you come up with a better use for the Swan Massager of Pain? Leave your answers in the thread on Facebook, and we’ll pick the most amusing/creative answer next week. Huzzah!

  1. omg that thingy looks so unapropriat!!!!!!!!

  2. I NEED THIS CUP!!! # Twonkle, twonkle~~ # XD
    Where I can buy one? =(

  3. Nice video ^^ U guyz are really funny !!!! :D
    BTW Martina ,at 1:35 U did a cute move with ur hands,i mean a circle on your eye !!! what does it mean ?!! ;)

    keep up with the good work guyz,im a fan from Morocco,n’ im totally in love with the korean culture <3

  4. I know that this video has been up awhile and this is a late comment but i gotta say: I searched twonkle twonkle to see if I could find the mug online.. DO NOT DO THIS!! apparently things like urban dictionary and other sites think it is something much less….cute.. ><

  5. lmao ‘ITS OVER’  thats from homestarrunner right? xD i love you guys <3

  6. I'll never understand why Koreans like instant coffee, especially that sugar/cream loaded crap in a tube. Nothing beats a straight black fresh grind through a french press. Although their taste in scotch is pretty sophisticated…

  7. Lol the cup is cute, but I wanna know what the donkey has to do with the song? And lol at Simon's Bella joke. LOL!!

  8. Dude, I don't do Facebook, I guess no Twonkle Twonkle little star cup for me. Waaaaaaaaaaaa!

  9. Aaaa I was to late and cant find the contest post anymore >…<
    But where could I maybe order the twonkel twonkel cup?
    Because I really like those kind of cute things
    And I can be like with my friends drinking coffee (One's I have learned to drink it)
    I’ll drink it with the boy playing the piano facing my friends and I put it down showing they other side when they see it there going to be like OMG that’s so cute and where did you get that bla bla bla.
    And I’ll be cool

  10. You know what Simon and Martina? I have actually dreamed of both of you before. Hehehehe. Freaky? :D Btw, TWONKLE TWONKLE. I want one. ):

    • Lol I have too (the dream that is) lol. In my dream Martina was my teacher and we saw her doppledanger so there were two Martina's in my dream. I woke up and was all wtf lol.

  11. I'm Korean and I can speak both English and Korean and I was searching the web one day and i happened to see your website and thought why not watch these vids? And I did and it was HILARIOUS!! I was so glad I watched it. The only thing that I didn't like about your podcasts is that you only do ONE A WEEK!!! So sad T-T, but it does give me something to look forward to every week.

  12. OMG!! so i went to the facebook page and looked for the tread and i couldn't find it anywhere!
    where can i find the link??

  13. The "Twonkle Twonkle" cup makes me miss my "Rabbit Rabbit" Frog Prince mug! Dx

    Maybe they aren't Engrish, but very sophisticated jokes to which Westerners are simply not privy?
    (The above originally ended in a preposition, but then I remembered you were English teachers. ;D )

  14. Oh man, the face that Martina pulls at ~1:20 and the subsequent clicking noise are classic. I gotta try to work that into the ol' facial reaction repertoire. Was that a natural reaction or conscious? Either way, it was awesome.

  15. I love Engrish, and I am sure that they ARE marketing these things to people like us who think that they are hilarious. There are WAY to many engrish products out there for it to be a coincidence.

    And thanks a lot Simon, now I have to go watch teen girl squad after hearing you say "It's over!" Hmmm…maybe the SHINee version of it that I found in honour of you.

  16. Twinkle got Pwned!

    I would also like to know where you found it Martina – that would be the most fabulous souvenir ever. ;)

  17. LOL twonkle twonkle. i think its supposed to be the noise korean donkeys make. if other animals have different noises korea, why not a donkey?
    btw, martina, I know your dad. he was my grade 10 history teacher before he retired that year! glad to hear that u r just as funny as him!

    • OMG! SO COOL! I also went to Power and my dad was ALSO my history teacher. Weird right? He seriously inspired me! :D

      • LOL he would always start class with "Ok class, Let's ROCK!" and would show the rock hand signal for it. haha. did he treat you as any other student or did he announce that you were his daughter to the class/school?

        btw, I was watching your videos before I knew about this. I found out two days ago when I my friend showed me his facebook page and saw that he liked your facebook page => ur dad is even cooler for having one lol

        • btw, wanted to let you know that because he made my least favourite subject to be the best class ever in my four years at Power, it inspired me to also become a teacher, of which i'm in the program now thanks to him.

  18. This is the second time in this week that I watch Korea switching an "i" for an "o" in an english word and hilarity ensued. I don't know what is funnier 'NOTHONG'S OVER' instead of Nothing's over (and yes, if you're wondering, it is Infinite' song, a member of the group proudly twited about Nothong is over xD) and now TWONKLE, TWONKLE xD. Aside of the brilliant marketing strategy I wonder if it a common mistake while koreans learn english.

    Great video guys!

  19. HAHAHAHA 8D And I come to see this just minutes after a friend gave me a link to engrish.com <3 Gotta say, bad English has it's own charm.

  20. omg you guys are hilarious! totally made my day..err night cause livejournal is being a biatch and the website is down.

  21. Aw, I knew it was time for a new Music Monday… but I was hoping this would be some sort of special review of "Twinkle" by Girl's Day… I can't get that song out of my head… hajima hajima mamamamama gajima gajima mamamamama… I loooove youuuuu.

  22. xD after watching this i just had to look up "twonkle" on google and this video was one of the first results

  23. Wowzaaa! In case I don't win the contest, where can I buy that cup?! And I agree – incorrect English is a great marketing scheme. Good work to whomever did that!

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