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WANK – Korean Hospitals!

February 23, 2012

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So, here was the original plan…

We had busted our butts to get Music Monday finished an entire day early. It involved a total lack of sleep and a copious amount of coffee, but we were doing it so that we could have a glorious WANK with our friends in Ansan (you might remember them from our Wonder Girls “Be My Baby” review. Since traveling to Ansan would take up a little bit of our time and we’d have to bring Spudgy, we thought we’d need an extra day to get home, edit, and have the WANK up for Wednesday. After finishing Music Monday a day early, we arrived in Ansan and decided to go out for dinner in celebration! YAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!

So, after some yummy Dak Galbi and bottles of soju, we went over to D-Day (in downtown Ansan), which is one of the coolest…bars? Clubs? I don’t know what it would be considered, but it’s a really cool place. Basically, you sit down with your friends at your own personal table in this huge area. You eat and drink and talk, kind of like a restaurant, just one that is very poorly lit. Anyhow, what makes this place special is that every 45 minutes or so, the music changes to danceable music, and it becomes a super amazing dance party time, and everyone gets up and dances in the aisles! There is no designated dance floor! We had an awesome time hopping around like awkward foreigners (seriously, we were like the only 4 foreigners there in a room that had close to 200 people) and making new Korean friends. When we requested T-ara’s “Roly Poly” Simon and I were cheered on with our T-ara dance skills. Ah yes dancing, the international language.

What is really interesting about Korean clubs, is that sometimes everyone will dance freestyle, but then once in a while a WHOLE TON of people get up and do an organized line dance…which totally blew our minds since we had no idea what was going on.

Martina Busted her Ankle

Martina Busted her Ankle

So how did Martina end up on crutches? Although she would love to say it was from doing something heroic or extreme, Martina was simply jumping around while dancing to a super peppy song and she landed on someone’s foot as they were squeezing behind her, and her ankle just rolled out and she hit the ground hard. However, she got right back up and got back to dancing. Probably because of the adrenaline (*cough* partially because of the soju) she didn’t feel how badly she had damaged her foot. Next morning, though, was a different story. With no more music, no more fun, no more distractions, cold, hard pain kicked in, and she knew she had done something nasty to her foot. Ooooh ankle, you so nasty!

We brought her to the hospital in Ansan to get it checked. She was extremely happy she had packed her matching purple Taeyang socks because normally Martina just wears any two socks she finds. The X-rays don’t show a clear fracture, but they said they couldn’t be sure without an MRI. So they put this splint/half cast on Martina and told her to keep it elevated and rested. Since we don’t have health insurance here in Korea, the whole process of us going in, getting X-rays, doctor check ups, and a splint, all cost 340,000 won. Not too bad, I think. Also, having a brief Korean conversation with the super awesome nurse that was helping her, Martina was delighted to be called 누나 noona for the first time. She was like, seriously excited and began singing SHINee…NOOOOONA YOU’RE MMMVVVVVVPPPP!!! She is far too chipper for an injured person…love you snuggle berry!

Bad news is we can’t really go out adventuring for our WANKs now, because Martina is barely mobile. The best we can do is to have mini-WANKs, in which we go to a restaurant in the area and show you some of the food. We’re going to call it the Food Adventure Program aka F.A.P. We initially thought of calling it the Fun and Productive Food Adventure Program For Awesome People, but that would be too long of a name. So we’re keeping it shorter. Also, Martina might be sitting down for Kpop Music Mondays, which sucks, because she should be jumping around, as it looks like Big Bang’s “Blue” is going to win. Ah well! At least it’s not an icy snowy crutch-deathtrap outside, and in a couple weeks Martina will have buff upper arms! YES!

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  1. 340,000 Won, compared to 3,400 USD (or there-a-bouts)… such a big difference!

    5 years ago
  2. Hey, if Miss A’s Suzy and Shinee’s Minho can perform sitting down, then so can Martina! Feel better soon!

    5 years ago
  3. Get well soon martina! And yes Noona, you are very very very pretty in the eyes of many. Including mine :)) NOONA NOMU YEPPEO <3333

    5 years ago
  4. Hope you get better Martina!  Noona neumu yeppo~ micheo~ Replay Replay Replay XD

    5 years ago
  5. Well..at least you we’re already partying ^.^
    I sprained my ankle last year carnival, right before I was supposed to meet my friends and yeah..hurt like hell. Didn’t stop me from walking around for the next few hours. Oh the regret the next day LOL

    Get well soon!!

    5 years ago
  6. omo omo omo~!! T^T martina get well soon~!! ♥

    5 years ago
  7. Martina get better! Don’t worry! There’s no dance in Blue! jajajaaj <3

    5 years ago
  8. Even though she gets buff arms, she’ll have a weak ankle :( 
    Hope Martina gets well! 

    5 years ago
  9. Aww, well feel better soon! I think you’re handling it really well. ^_^ I’m a huge baby when it comes to pain so it’s fun to see you fussing over painted toenails and such. And also, you guys are probably the cutest and sweetest couple of all time ever. Loved the ending. <3

    5 years ago
  10. Don’t worry about how you got injured; I twisted my ankle while stepping off a hugh pavement while traveling in TUNISIA haha and still having 7 days to go walking on my injury and putting ice on it every night. I was also having the tourista and could barely eat anything.

    You know, sometimes, it just happens! XD Don’t be embrrassed by it :P

    5 years ago
  11. Whoa, Martina, get well soon! ^^
    I think I have studied ankle fractures this year T_T But I’m not a physiotherapist… yet.

    5 years ago
  12. rofl buff arms epic. Said this on youtube but imma say it again. Get well soon Martina! Simon and Spudgy has your back! :D 

    5 years ago
  13.  um if you have a cast then it’s unhygienic for you to go to a steamy place like jjimjilbang

    5 years ago
  14. I have two suggestions for chairs I think you’ll love Martina: one T.O.P.’s chair he sits in in the “Turn It Up Loud” MV and two the butt chair he sits in in the “Knockout” MV. You know the ones. I hope it’s a tiny fracture and it heals quickly!

    5 years ago
  15. aww… poor Martina!  hang in there! but i think you’re in good hands 
    with your Dothraki man-slave there…. feel better!

    5 years ago
  16. Get better soon Martina!! We love you <3

    5 years ago
  17. Feel better soon!

    5 years ago
  18. Aw! I hope you feel better Martina! 언니 화이팅! 

    5 years ago
  19. I recommend Operation Proposal! :D

    5 years ago
  20. It’s okay :) You guys never disappoint with anything, Martina feel better…! Hope everything goes alright, and don’t start getting grouchy when you can’t do all the things you want, your health is first :D

    5 years ago
  21. OMG We live in Ansan!!!! (but obviously haven’t lived here long enough)—- Is D-Day in Jungang?? EPIC!!! I’M GOING NOOOW!!!  I’ve been to that hospital, and my husband almost passed out there when they took his blood (and couldn’t pee in the 3 cups for an hour. haha), and our boss was like, “Oh my, what kind of weaklings have I hired?!?!”

    5 years ago
  22. oh no! lmao @ Simon : Dothraki Man Slave!

    Get better Martina! Fighting :)

    5 years ago
  23. Sounds like a Music video!
    JYJ In Heaven?
    FT Island Severely?
    Scent of a Woman when she crossed the street and he TOTALLY SAVED HER?
    hmmmm.

    5 years ago
  24. Whenever my daughter and I watch KPop performances & someone is hurt & can’t dance, we always joke about the chair they are stuck sitting in. We call it their “Pimp Chair.” So, Martina….get yourself a Pimp Chair!

    5 years ago
    • Martina totally deserves a Pimp Chair ;) I usually find it pretty awkward in kpop perfs though… like they couldn’t do a better job of making it less weird? 

      5 years ago
  25. Hahaha!! “Painting the nails like a man!!!” XD Get well soon Martina!! FIGHTING!!! X)

    5 years ago
  26. Oh no! Crowded dance floors are dangerous! One of my teachers broke her ankle while dancing. She wasn’t wearing heels, either. (Then again, this happened about a month after she got her cast removed for… breaking that same ankle.) No sir, the dance floor is not a friend to ankles.

    Anyway, I really hope your ankle heals soon! (But in the meantime? MILK IT FOR ALL IT’S WORTH XD)

    5 years ago
  27. Things you can do while immobile:
    1) Call all your dear ones and have a nice long chat
    2) If you run out of people you know, call random strangers and ask them how their refrigerator is doing
    3) Create a list of all the things you could have done if you could walk, then just sit back and relax because your husband has to do them now
    4) Think of ways to make your apartment ankle-twist free

    5 years ago
  28. MARTINA! My nurse gave me some good advice for crutches when I had knee surgery. First, don’t press them against your armpits because you can damage your nerves there. Instead, pretend your an olympian and use your arm muscles to hold yourself up a couple inches above the top of the crutch!

    5 years ago
  29. Get well soon Martina! I’ve broken my foot before, and it’s definitely super lame.
    This episode of WANK was so sweet, thank you guys for making it!
    I’m looking forward to the FAPing!  >_< Maybe you could do an episode about your favorite jajangmyeon? 
    Fighting! <3

    5 years ago
  30. When I had knee surgery and was on crutches for 3 months i wrapped faceclothes (and taped) then around the armpit things on the crutches, it made me not get the bruises from them… This is not reccommended for the hand bars, because the cloth can turn and make you lose balance.
    Hope your on both feet again soon, feel better.

    5 years ago
  31. Get better soon Martina! Make sure you get lots of rest!

    5 years ago
  32. AWWWWW. I had major sad face while watching this. Totally been there! I was on crutches for a month and a half before high school started. It is rough!!! I must suggest you take this time to watch dramas out the wazoo!!! (I’m currently watching “Protect the Boss”. It’s lol-tastic. :D

    5 years ago
  33. Feel better Martina!!! im praying for you to recover :D
    Fighting!!!

     

    5 years ago
  34. I’m really sorry Martina hurt her ankle.  I did something like that several years ago.  I was playing volleyball in a gym with some people and I jumped up.  When I came down, I came down on the side of my foot somehow and rolled.  I heard a pop, but later we found out it wasn’t broken.  I don’t know what the pop was, but I had crutches for three weeks.

    Meanwhile, I’ve heard Korean hospitals are really great and efficient.  My friend gave birth in Korea two years ago and she said the hospital where she had her baby was excellent and they treated her really well and took great care of her.

    5 years ago
  35. is it wrong of me to find it hawt when simon gets all mushy and kissykissy?? 
    i need a mushykissykissy like simon!! **is jealous** :D

    *ahem* anyways, martina, i fully understand about the bruising under your arms and on your hands!! i recommend covering the crutches with some foam and material….pad them up! that really helps, believe me!!  tho don’t actually rest right under your armpits with the tops of the crutches, apparently putting all that pressure on them isn’t good. you’re more supposed to support the crutches on the sides of your torso (like, just under the pit area) and carry most of your weight on your arms…tho the bruising REALLY DOESN’T HELP!! get a rolly chair for moving around at home!! 
    anyways, get simon to find some cute materials (a t-shirt/baby clothes would be perfect) and foam and decorate those crutches into FLUFFY AND PUFFY!! ^_^

    heal up quick!!  ♥

    ps. the spudgy is the adorablest!! just sayin’!

    5 years ago
  36. have a quick recovery Martina ^_^ hugs 

    5 years ago
  37. Martina pipm this chair like Minho here 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZC2nFxaPrs :)
    and take care! :)

    5 years ago
  38. Oh noes! Martina! You must be careful! T.T Making all of us worry! :P Although it was nice to wake up this morning and find there are other people in the world having pitty parties, because I definitally have been too >.< Ever had your wisdom teeth out? YEAH NO FUN! So I understand that your going through pain because I am too ^^ But your armpits shouldn't hurt so much…. try a different technique for hobbling around and see if that helps… best of luck!

    5 years ago
  39. hope you get better martina! at least you get to play crutch wars with your crutches and other various fun things with crutches.. (slightly wanting a pair of crutches now ;P).
    don’t trip over spudgy and roll your other ankle!

    5 years ago
  40. Get better Martina. Feel so sorry for you…Simon, leave her alone, spoil the injured wife! LOL!.

    5 years ago
  41. Awwww hope she’s OK. Get better soon Martina. 

    5 years ago
  42. we all hope you get better martina

    5 years ago
  43. When you are using crutches, they are to be a palm width from your armpit, 2-3 inches to the left and right away from your feet and 2-3 inches in front of you. Crutches are not for carrying all you weight, but to take the weight off of you legs, so use some of your upper body strength………………….GET WELL SOON MARTINA, have fun treating Simon like a slave………………..love slave…………..ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    5 years ago
  44. I’m sorry for your lose of mobility Martina! I think you shouldn’t give up on dancing with crutches though, this guy sure didn’t:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasVtpPcjWg&feature=plcp&context=C3f657b5UDOEgsToPDskIwnOtjf1BXkNDVlkp5aPFn

    5 years ago
  45. I’m sorry you can’t WANK together, but I’m glad you’ve decided to FAP.  That’s the can-do spirit I’ve come to expect from my favorite Canadians.

    5 years ago
  46. Martina get well soon and take care! :D

    5 years ago
  47. Ash

    Some advice about the crutches, get some gauze or soft material (or something with foam or padding) and wrap it over the armpit and handle parts of the crutches to soften them. Also, I know this is silly, but make sure you’re using them properly, there’s an actual way to use them.

    5 years ago
  48. Get better Martina! I understand what you’re going through though.  I broke my leg six weeks ago.  I went stir crazy about 4 weeks ago.  It’s an interesting experience. At least Big Bang came out with the perfect song to serenade you while you’re down.  If you have time, you could film more ‘Open the Happy’ videos! I like your makeup ones. ^_^ Get better!

    5 years ago
  49. Too bad we won’t see Martina jumping to cheer for TOP. Anyway, get well soon Martina!

    BTW, if Bigbang is really going to release 6 MVs, I’m ready to vote for them until I get 6 MVs on Music Mondays!!! lol

    5 years ago
  50. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA F.a.p…… u guise know what that means…. right? 

    5 years ago
  51. Less WANKing, more reviewing? :-) :-) :-) You’ll need time at home to review all the Big Bang MVs… And someone in the comments of Blue mentionned the idea of a Big Bang Music Wenesday! :-) :-) :-)
    Get well soon Martina! And enjoy your Dothraki man slave!

    5 years ago
  52. sorry to  hear that. hope you get well soon martina

    5 years ago
  53. Simon you better spin Martina in a chair or something for music mondays to show her “happy dance” that BIG BANG is back. 

    5 years ago
  54. Heal up soon! ; _; <3

    5 years ago
  55. You two are adorable!!!! So lovely!!! (~ ̄▽ ̄)~♥
    I’m so sorry about Martina’s ankle but she is in Simon’s good hands!!!
    Take care of the injury ;3
    Hugs, kisses and greetings from Mexico (≧з≦)ノ~~❤❤ 

    5 years ago
  56. Just admit is you saw TOP and went into insta-fangirl mode….and when Simon tried to stop you…you kicked him.  *nods* this is the real truth!!  KEKE!!

    Seriously though, get plenty of rest and be sure you stay off of that ankle.  That is never any fun!  I have been there!  Simon be sure you take care of Martina!!  ^_^  ///Love you guys///

    5 years ago
  57. Martina!!! I’m so sorry about your ankle!!!! Feel better soon!! I’m glad it wasn’t anything too serious!!! <3 Don't over exert yourself!!  
    Simon, you are a wonderful hubby!!! WHY NO GUYS BE LIKE YOU??!!!!! D': 
    much love!!! <3 <3 <3 

    5 years ago
  58. Get well soon Martina! You guys are so cute.

    5 years ago
  59. Get well Martina :)

    5 years ago
  60. i really hope you get better soon! i am always here to give you lots of thanks and love. thank you thank you guys always for making me aware that i am korean! :)

    5 years ago
  61. Awww, poor Martina D: *pats foot* Get better real fast so Martina can dance again!
    I’m really looking forward to the FAP series! I like cooking, but getting a bit tired of ordinary Swedish things, and because of you I have started to look into Korean food, hence these food-oriented adventures will be awesome!
    I also found a simple recipe for japchae recently, which I’m planning on trying sometime ^^ Have you learnt to make any Korean dishes yourselves btw? Or do you mostly eat out? =P

    5 years ago
  62. I remember just pretending to use crutches for like 3 minutes and my armpits felt like someone just rammed a baseball bat into them. Poor armpits! Anyway, get well soon Martina!

    5 years ago
  63. Extra super-special TLDR bonus episodes? is my second favorite segment after WANK segment :d <3 ? Glad that the hospital didn't cost you an arm and a leg. and an ankle.

    5 years ago
  64. Martina get well soon. And Simon,he’s very sweet.

    :D

    5 years ago
  65. Get well soon,be positive and please take care ))

    5 years ago
  66. Martina! I found something that might cheer you up!

    A nearly-TOPless-TOP :D

    5 years ago
  67. Aww….get well soon Martina. *hugs*

    5 years ago
  68. Get well soon Martina! <3 
    and lol, loving the new name, Fapfap haha XD

    5 years ago
  69. T R

    DDay with Brian and Whiney always ends up in trouble!  get better soon!

    5 years ago
  70. I’m sure you guys can make the best of a bad situation :)

    5 years ago
  71. Feel better soon, Martina!  <3  Simon, you are a husband other husbands should look up to!  ^^

    5 years ago
  72. take care!!! I mean I’m the good example of those things have to be well recover u_u I mean after 4 months I’m still bad, so take care!! you guys make me happy with your videos now that my life has become nothing,’cause I can’t work :( take care!! the most important thing is health :)

    5 years ago
  73. ok so dose that mean your actual Korean citizens?  or if your on a visa for travel wouldn’t you have travel insurance? or a working visa?  lol i don’t know, i feel sad for you Martina its never fun being in a cast! i think with the many times Martina goes to the hospital you guys should get insurance! iv never broke anything but sprained my ankle. i fell down a hill, we were supposed to go sledding i decided not to use a sled against my will. doc said it had so much scar tissue it would have been better if i broke it

    5 years ago
    •  no. people on Korean visas can have regular medical insurance that all Korean citizens have.. (just like how people holding work/student visas in Canada has almost the same medical priveliges as Canadian citizens)

      5 years ago
      • ok, sounds legit.  i was just wondering because i plan on teaching In Korea after I’m done uni so its a good thing to know

        5 years ago
  74. XD AHAHAH! Oh my gosh!!! That sounds like something i did!!! Only i wasn’t drinking.  My friend and i were having fun (i was wearing my new black pumps) and got just a little carried away when our song came on. Long story short i rolled my ankle but didn’t break it! I know that hurts a lot, so get better soon Martina! Who knows! Maybe T.O.P will see this video and come bring you a balloon! :P

    5 years ago
  75. Hope you get better…and if you’re in a chair, may i suggest the sexy Butt chair that TOP used in the Knock Out mv…

    5 years ago
  76. Get well soon, Martina!!! <3

    5 years ago
  77. I hope you feel better! We love you. :DD

    5 years ago
  78. I send my well-wishes, Martina! 
    And to Simon, go and be her Khal in shining Dothraki man-armor.

    5 years ago
  79. OMG… I broke my foot dancing too!!! I was really embarrassed after too. I could go around saying ‘Yeah, I broke my foot wrestling a Bear’ or ‘Yeah I round housed kicked a guys face so hard it broke my foot.’ but no…. I have to say ‘Yeah it was totally cool the way I broke my foot…I was ..mmmmm. Dancing..’

    5 years ago
  80. Aww… get well soon, Martina!

    5 years ago
  81. Gee

    get well soon martina :)

    5 years ago
  82. Get well soon Martina! <3 Simon is really a good husband! :)

    5 years ago
  83. Aw Martina I am so sorry that blows! Although I have to say from my time there, that the Korean Doctors were always super nice to me. I had a friend take me once when my son had a cold and we were in an out very quickly which surprised me. That includes getting the antibiotics that my son thought was delicious. Side note: where on earth can I get Taeyang socks?!! I love awesome socks and miss all the super cool ones they have in Korea.

    5 years ago
  84. Oooh NO! 
    Sorry bout your ankle Martina, but I’m extra sad since I was expecting you to jump around in snow again while reviewing BLUE!! :(
    But here’s a thought, why don’t you ask your Man-Slave to do your happy dance instead??.
    Kkkkk!

    5 years ago
  85. ohh.. so nasty!

    5 years ago
  86. aww. Martina get well soon! 

    5 years ago
  87. Get well soon Martina and now you can order Simon around to do stuff for you cause you’re injured XD 

    5 years ago
  88. Oh, Martina! Please, take your time and get well! Good thoughts from Brazil

    5 years ago
  89. I never had my ankle broken tbh O_O and I do something like martina’s dancing when I am running up steps and my ankle heals pretty fast XD 

    5 years ago
  90. aww, Martina! Here’s to a speedy recovery~

    5 years ago