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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.  All up on Martina’s Engrish. Ayy boy, YooChun wins hands down. 
    Suggestion 1: Epic year end. Head down to Itaewon for your next WANK. 
    Suggestion 2: Forfeit- Sing and dance to the chorus of Itaewon Freedom.

    A blessed Christmas and a glorious New Year. 

    5 years ago
  2. Oh, and Simon for the win on Engrish…  That was just wrong in all the right ways.

    5 years ago
  3. Ayy girl, can I get you some soup? win.
    Please take pictures go up?? Yes it’s understandable but… I will probably score 0 if I wrote that for an English test.
     

    5 years ago
  4. Martina wins the engrish, but simon definately wins the idol photo contest :D

    5 years ago
  5. Sorry Simon, but Martina’s engrish was better! and i gotta say that Martina’s idol pic is better, cause im JANG GEUN SUK biased. :P and you guys didn’t forget U-KISS either! hehe i saw their pictures!

    5 years ago
  6. Sorry, Martina! I have to go with Simon’s Engrish and idol >.<

    5 years ago
  7. Sorry, Simon, Martina’s engrish was funnier! Simon wins the idol, though :)

    5 years ago
  8. I say Martina’s Engrish and Simon’s idol. I mean, I understand sponsoring things, but -soup-?? Haha. 

    5 years ago
  9. Martina’s Engrish definitely won. Simon’s engrish was seriously lame. And not really funny.

    5 years ago
  10. Simon WON!!! :D

    5 years ago
  11. Sorry Simon, Martina wins on both : engrish and JGS… gotta love that man in black..;0) Absolutely loved this new segment and hope you’ll both get better… Martina did give you her cold …. take care guys, you rock

    5 years ago
  12. The ENGRISH: “Please take pictures Go up Merry Christmas!” vs. “We make more a mild winter.” Martina had that one in the bag. Her’s makes no
    sense whatsoever.

    The PICTURE: Jang Geun Suk vs. Park YooChun… I say Simon wins that one because he’s practically kissing his bowl of soup (or whatever it is)! AND he’s face-arousaling with his glass of ice water. Jang Geun Suk is just standing there holding an overly large bottle of perfume (or cologne? Smelly-good stuff).

    The girls asking for a picture was so sweet! XD

    5 years ago
  13. I vote for Martina’s engrish and kpop idol.  I love me some Jang Geun Suk !!

    I think we need videos at all the famous kdrama film locations :))

    5 years ago
  14. I vote for Martina’s Engrish!! XDD 
    And could you please visit Hongdae 홍대 next time??!!!!!!! I always wanted to see how it’s like with indie bands and millions of cafes! 
    And DongDaeMoon 동대문!! DDM has the cheapest clothes and the best 잔치국수!
    Gosh, I still remember when I had my first 잔치국수 at 동대문 with my mom :)

    5 years ago
  15. I vote for Marina’s Engrish and kpop idol!!

    5 years ago
  16. Heeey!!! I got a photo of Jang Geun Suk in Myeongdong too! It looks like that same one Martina had a photo with. WOOT!
    I vote for Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Kpop idol (bonus points for posing with the socks too)

    5 years ago
  17. Martinas because Simons (well both make a bit of sense in a way) makes more sense

    5 years ago
  18. simon for english and martina for idol !!

    5 years ago
  19. I vote Martina on the Engrish and Simon on the Kpop idol. ^^ I like the new format you guys chose. I was worried it wouldn’t be as fun as WTF’s segment used to be like, but I had fun with this. I hope you feel better! 

    5 years ago
  20. Also if you want celebs on WANK, try catching U-KISS. Several already like watching your videos and you’ve spoken to them before. You may have to wait a while though since they’re probably really busy now but they’re bound to have some time later on.

    5 years ago
  21. Martina’s Engrish won I think. And Sukie of course. ^^ It would be great if you guys could show stuff in Incheon. I’m hoping to go to Yonsei in the summer and am wondering if there’s anything awesome hiding near the university. But that may be a bit far for you guys.

    5 years ago
  22. I vote for Simon’s engrish :)
    and wow I like WANK :D

    5 years ago
  23. martina on the engrish, and simon on the k-pop idol

    i loved your video, it was funny and refreshing ^^

    merry christmas!

    5 years ago
  24. I think Simon won on the engrish and k-pop idol. :) 
    I want to go shoping there!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  25. Martina wins the engrish and k-pop idol.  I mean.. It’s Jang Geun Suk.  I give her props for taking a picture next to him. 

    5 years ago
  26. i think martina’s engrish is bettterrrrrrrrrrrr XD

    5 years ago
  27. I’m so sorry Simon but Martina takes lead with 2:0 :] I kind of agree with earlier comment that ‘We make more a mild winter’ is too classic and somehow I just don’t like Yoochun as much as Jang Geun Suk :DD PS. I’d love to see you guise explore Apgujeong!

    5 years ago
  28. my engrish vote goes to simon, because I think it’s more funny and love your new segment btw! I just think he should have dance in a more public place, maybe even with the song in the backround as a higher punishment :P

    5 years ago
  29. I love this video! And in Korea clothes seem to be so cheap? I thought “2,900, that’s like here (Japan)” and then I remembered yours are Won… FML.

    5 years ago
  30. I think Martina wins the Engrish sign because it’s doesn’t make any sense, but Simon definitely wins with the huge ad of Micky(which is freaking adorable!)

    5 years ago
  31. Haha, Exit 5 is were i used to meet my friends =)
    Bbobki is not so nice i think… but if you do not break the pic, you can go to the seller and get a new one for free….. thats what i was told so.
    Hope you have merry christmasy days!!!

    5 years ago
  32. Martina won the engrish and the picture.  Sorry Simon.  I’m sure you will win my vote next week :)

    5 years ago
  33. hmmm martina for engrish and simon for the picture :D you guys should either go to a noraebang and sing for us!!! or visit gupabal falls

    5 years ago
  34. I was so eagerly anticipating this new series of yours! :D When I got up today and realised it was Wednesday I immediately remembered that you would post the first episode today and was happy to realise Korea is 8 hours ahead of my time zone, so the wait would be short :3 And it was a lot of fun to see you outdoors for once, poor Simon though *pats* Get better soon! And I think I will vote Martina in the Engrish competition ;)

    5 years ago
    • Korea is 14 FREAKING HOURS ahead of me (East Coast United States). So whenever I’m on the computer, Simon and Martina are probably asleep and the videos are up for a long time so sometimes I panic (especially when commenting for something like the old WTF Packages.) D:

      5 years ago
  35. Engrish – Martina. Photo – Simon (I mean, look at the size of Yuchun!) Best WANKer – Judging from the episodes I’ve seen of Running Man (I’m on ep. 23), I would say Yong Hwa from CNBLUE. He found everything! Or Jong Kook, but only if you plan to attack people in future episodes. Actually, that would be fun. Or, go big and get Kwang Soo or Joong Ki!! Boy, would you get a lot of viewers if you pulled that off!

    On second thought, make Jong Kook chase Simon. I might even pay to see that.

    5 years ago
  36. I’ll vote for Martina’s Engrish :) And I also want to say that I love you new concept for WANK, seems like it will be very fun ^^ Keep up the good work, and I hope you get better soon, Simon!

    5 years ago
  37. you guys should wank in the hello kitty caffe

    5 years ago
  38. I’m going with Martina’s Engrish.  I got the meaning of Simon’s right away, where I had no idea what Martina’s was trying to express.  

    5 years ago
  39. Please take pictures go up merry christmas??? nope i don’t understand..Martina wins because with Simon’s engrish you can at least take a guess at the meaning..the other one is way out there in left field

    5 years ago
  40. Eatyourkimchi is totally awesome! I’m a fan too, but not from Korea ^.^ – from Norway

    Martine’s  Engrish should win.. come on.. Please take pictures go up Merry Christmas?? >.<

    5 years ago
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Martina’s Engrish was the best :)

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

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

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

    5 years ago
  47. 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
  48. 진짜 좋아요!!! You guys should go to Itaewon’s Homo Hill!!! There is no better place to wank!!

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

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

    5 years ago
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. KA

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

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

    5 years ago
  55. MARTINA WINNSSS :D

    5 years ago
  56. 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
  57. Simon’s sign made more sense but I thought it was way funnier. But Martina’s photo with JGS was awesome.

    5 years ago
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. I hope you guz didn’t throw up Popp-ki on the sreet :)

    5 years ago
  61. 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
  62. Simonnnnnnn!!!
    His Engrish is definitely good ^^
    I also vote for his Yoochun pic :p
    Why? Cause he’s SO adorableeeee~

    5 years ago
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. They do! In the Korean Stores there are looads of kpop socks! Or you could get them from online :)

    5 years ago
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. I vote for Martina… hahahahaha.

    5 years ago
  72. 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
  73. Simon’s engrish sign  wins  :)

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

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

    5 years ago
  76. 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
  77. Love the new adventures!! Martina’s Engrish wins, btw…but Simon’s idol ad was better…

    5 years ago
  78. 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
  79. Martina wins.

    5 years ago
  80. 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