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WANK – Shopping in Myeongdong, Seoul

December 22, 2011

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Welcome to the first episode of our new segment – Wonderful Adventure Now Korea, aka WANK – where we travel around Korea, show off some cool destinations, and just play around with each other in Korea. Think of it kind of as the Simon and Martina variety show. I don’t think we’ll be doing the 3x Replay of funny events from lots of different angles, though. I also don’t think we’ll be getting celebrities on our show…YET! Just wait! Give it a year, and I bet you we can get at least one member of Batoost on WANKing with us…yeah right. Any thoughts of who would be the best Kpop WANKer?

So this is our first adventure, and we’re going to Myeongdong! It only seems reasonable, seeing how it’s almost Christmas, and we needed to do some Christmas shopping. Why not take you to one of the most popular shopping districts in Seoul? Myeongdong’s right in the heart of Seoul, and it’s a popular tourist destination, with lots of both local and big name franchise shopping. It’s also got some awesome street food, which we did a video about A LOOONG TIME AGO. As well, it has one of our favourite Kalguksu restaurants, Myeongdong Kalguksu, which is intensely awesome. We didn’t include it in our main WANKing video, but we talk about it a bit in our bloopers. Yay!

We had a great time otherwise. We met a bunch of nice people that took pictures with us (yay!) and were able to buy a bunch of Kpop socks, which – we’re not sure – might be illegal to sell. We remember when we first came to Korea Kpop socks were EVERYWHERE. Now, they’re quite hard to come by. Was there a big Kpop Sock crackdown by the police or something? We don’t know. We were just happy to find them and to buy a bunch. Woot!

Anyhow, our first adventure got off to a rough start, because I (Simon here) got nasty sick. Ahh! Martina was sick last week so we couldn’t start WANKing then, and so we only announced our segment. We couldn’t postpone it this week, though, so we went out, took a bunch of medicine, drank a lot of coffee, and went WANKing. Huzzah!

Also, let us know who won our individual challenges today: Martina’s Engrish or mine? Who had the better picture to pose with (I think it’s clear I won that one). And lastly, check out the bloopers in the video below, and tell us where you’d like us to go WANKing next!

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  1. I think Simon wins this one!
    I mean “We make more a mild winter…”
    Even if you changed the wording around “We make a more mild winter” it still wouldn’t really make sense. I mean, how do you “mild winter”?
    But you guys should go to Hongdae!
    I think it would a lot more crowded, but I’m sure you’ll find more Engrish & K-Pop Idols there ^___^

    5 years ago
  2. aw man!!  i was just in myeongdong last week…one of my goals before leaving korea was to meet you guys but i failed!  DANGIT!  anyway….great segment!  looking forward to more!  :)

    5 years ago
  3. Martina’s Engrish was the best :)

    5 years ago
  4. I love it!!! The video was osm, Martina totally wins in Kpop Idol and in the engrish pic. Go martina!

    5 years ago
  5. Always so funny ^^ but i have to vote now : Martina for the engrish and Simon for the picture ^^

    5 years ago
  6. Martina’s Engrish and picture pose wins all the way.

    5 years ago
  7. Martina wins in Engrish and in Kpop idols! I don’t know who that guy was that Simon found…he never said his name ;o;

    5 years ago
    • YooChun from JYJ AKA: Micky YooChun from DBSK 

      5 years ago
    • It’s Micky Yoochun from JYJ (the three members that broke of TVXQ) You should check out their music It’s really good :) and if you follow kpop music mondays then simon and martina have done Ayy girl get out and in heaven by them :P

      5 years ago
    • That was Micky. I think. From Sungkyunkwan Scandal and he’s part of a kpop group I forget which one. I don’t listen to their music.

      5 years ago
      • Yes it was Mickey or Yoochun and he’s from the band JYJ  :))

        5 years ago
      • Formerly DBSK but now he’s a part of JYJ! How far JYJ/DB2K has fallen in the International Kpop Radar?! ;______;

        5 years ago
        • He’s not formally…but i’m not going to argue about that right now…it does sadden me that some people ONLY know YooChun from Sungkyunkwan Scandal…

          5 years ago
  8. 진짜 좋아요!!! You guys should go to Itaewon’s Homo Hill!!! There is no better place to wank!!

    5 years ago
  9. Simon’s Engrish board obviously. So funny XD

    5 years ago
  10. Martina’s Engrish Sign ;o I like how wrong and funny it sounds :3 

    5 years ago
  11. I think both of the signs were understandable enough, so I choose Simon’s engrish as the winner because it is the most ridiculous sounding of the two. WE MAKE MORE A MILD WINTER.

    5 years ago
  12. I think Simon’s Engrish is awesome. Pajamas change the weather! WHOO! Thanks for the awesome video guys. I’m excited to see more of this segment. :)

    5 years ago
  13. KA

    I’d have to pick Simon’s Engrish. It’s pretty awesome, especially when said with the European accent. :D

    5 years ago
  14. Merry Christmas , GO UP ! ;) I vote for Martina 

    5 years ago
  15. MARTINA WINNSSS :D

    5 years ago
  16. oh i felt kinda embarrassed clicking on your vid now!! 

    i choose Martina’s Engrish

    oh and i’m so jealous of you guys, you’re surrounded by so much cuteness and awesomeness!!!

    5 years ago
  17. Simon’s sign made more sense but I thought it was way funnier. But Martina’s photo with JGS was awesome.

    5 years ago
  18. nice!
    I hope next week you will post an amazing place as we will be in Korea with my friend and it could give us ideas on where to go =)

    5 years ago
  19. LMAO .. loving this new segment :)  I vote for Martina’s Engrish sign .. the innuendo was hilarious.  Simon’s Yoochun picture was pure awesomeness :)

    5 years ago
  20. I hope you guz didn’t throw up Popp-ki on the sreet :)

    5 years ago
  21. Simon you won the picture challenge definitively (YooChun bias here so it was a no brainier XD)! And also the Engrish challenge! Sorry Martina love you <3

    5 years ago
  22. Simonnnnnnn!!!
    His Engrish is definitely good ^^
    I also vote for his Yoochun pic :p
    Why? Cause he’s SO adorableeeee~

    5 years ago
  23. Simon’s engrish did make sense, but it was more funnier than Martina’s. Sorry! *runs behind a Jang Geun Seuk* <– Martina won the kpop  idol pic tho ^__^ But I tots agree that martina was easy on you Simon, that street was empty!

    In your next WANK can you spend a little time actually talking to people there? Or doing stuff with other people around? I think that would be cool! :D

    5 years ago
  24. I LOVE UUU MARTINAAAA~ but I’m going to vote fro Simon in the Engrish department. -_- I made the “WTF” face when I read his lol. AND OMG! You guys were the celebrities~ How does it feel to be ASKED for a photograph instead of you asking for one? Greetings from Chicago! <3

    5 years ago
  25. They do! In the Korean Stores there are looads of kpop socks! Or you could get them from online :)

    5 years ago
  26. Simon’s is close to correct, like Martina said. It should probably read : we make a more mild winter or we make more mild winters, saying that the PJs make the winter feel more mild. Martina’s needs more help, either with punctuation or word order. “please go up and take pictures,” is probably what they meant. Fortunately for Martina, it sounds more like we should explore the insides of “Merry Christmas” which could be rather unfortunate. It also made me laugh harder. Yay for Martina. also  
    Jang Geun Suk is way cooler. so double win for Martina :) Sorry Simon.

    5 years ago
  27. well well it’s a hard decision to make.
    first of all: The Engrish. I think both of u had better engrish examples in your older vids (epic: twonkle twonkle!). Although I might agree that Simon’s was a teewee bit weirder then Martina’s (sorry my dear). With the Kpop picture I’m definitely on Martina’s side! I like both Idols but I think the point has to go over to Martina because she had a cardboard stand-up which is way cooler then the tube ad! (btw was it real size???) And last but not least: THE BATTLE. Well that’s an easy one: Martina! (If I were a really evil judge I’d degrade Simon one point for cheating!!! >;)

    End result: 2:1 for Martina!!!! Congrats!!! And good luck Simon for next time. ^^

    5 years ago
  28. I have to say, although Martina’s sign was pretty bad, I could still initially understand it. Simon’s though….i had to sit there for a few seconds and think “what could ‘We make a more mild winter’ mean….? O_o lol so my vote goes to Simon’s! XD

    5 years ago
  29. Sorry Martina, I definitely have to go with Simon’s engrish~ it’s soo…confusing; even for a korean like myself! LOL Merry Christmas you guise~

    5 years ago
  30. Simon’s engrish wins! With martina’s – if they had just put a coma after ‘please take pictures’ and a period after ‘go up’, the sign would’ve been better.  And it’s a bit of a stretch to make merry christmas part of the sentence above it. If that sign is engrish then there are a lot of engrish signs by non -asians in the USA.

    5 years ago
  31. I vote for Martina… hahahahaha.

    5 years ago
  32. I say Simon’s engrish won… sorry Martina :(

    BUT I do agree that Martina was lenient. I saw the Korean Hand Games video you guys made and poor Martina had to do way more embarrassing things. 

    5 years ago
  33. Simon’s engrish sign  wins  :)

    5 years ago
  34. i vote for simon’s sign…

    5 years ago
  35. i would have to say simon sign was the better… sorry martina!! :( *runs*

    5 years ago
  36. I say Martina wins the Engrish challenge~ I agree that Simon’s sign made a little bit of sense, but Martina’s was just strange…hahaha. As for the idol picture, gotta give it to Simon~ 

    5 years ago
  37. Love the new adventures!! Martina’s Engrish wins, btw…but Simon’s idol ad was better…

    5 years ago
  38. Awesome new segment!  Keep up the great work.  By the way, initial reaction, Simon’s engrish wins ^^

    Wish I was where you are.  Stay warm =)

    5 years ago
  39. Martina wins.

    5 years ago
  40. DONGDAEMUN haejuseyo~! :P It’d be nice to see some more *ahem* fashionandbeautyareaseventhoughsimonmightnotwanttogothere ._.
    P.S.: Simon for the engrish challenge, but Martina wins the idol.

    5 years ago