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Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve been in Korea, but we landed back here on Tuesday afternoon, and we’re ready to get back into the thick of things. While we were in Canada, we didn’t post as many videos as usual. Namely, we skipped out on our WANK and FAPFAP videos, though not because we wanted to. We just can’t have Korean adventure videos while in Canada. That’d be misleading. While we were in Canada we did get some footage, though, for a different video: a Wonderful Adventure Now Canada video, aka a “WANC,” which we’re not sure how to pronounce. Is it like, “vonk” or maybe “wance” or something. I’m confused!

Anyhow, this video isn’t in our traditional explore-and-do-silly-challenges kind of deal, either. We just wanted to kind of show some of the stuff we really miss about Canada. We often have people ask us if we like Korea more than Canada, seeing how we’ve lived here for over four years now, but we can’t give a straight answer to that question. It’s not a matter of liking one more than another. Each country has different things that are awesome about that, and they also have some things that suck about it. What we’ve found about Canada, though – and we think this holds true for other countries as well – is that there are a lot of things about your home country that you don’t appreciate while you’re living there, because you haven’t experienced living any other way way. Coming to Korea made us appreciate a lot of things about Canada that we just never really thought about before.

Now, in our video you’ll see a lot of food stuff. Ha! Yes, there are a lot of food things we miss from Canada, but that’s not all. There are things you can’t really do videos about. For instance, we really appreciate Canadian driving now. OH BOY! We felt so much safer crossing the streets and driving than we do in Korea. But we can’t make a video for that, now, can we? That’d be lame.

Other things we missed and couldn’t/forgot to make videos about: the smell of fresh cut grass, houses with gardens (rather than Korea’s endless expanses of apartments), video game shops, Queen St W and Downtown Toronto culture (though, sometimes the hipsterness level was overwhelming), not feeling like a foreigner/outsider aka Toronto’s awesome multiculturalism, seeing lots of tattoos, finding clothes that fit, seeing kids play sports after school rather than studying at hagwons.

I don’t want that list to be taken as a “OH YOU HATE KOREA!” kind of thing. Not at all. All we’re saying is that these are some things that we never actually appreciated before living in Korea, because it was just the norm for us. Korea’s got a lot of things that Canada should have as well, like better customer service that comes WITHOUT tipping, great infrastructure, a subway system that doesn’t suck tremendously and cost way too much (on that note, there’s lots of stuff in Korea that doesn’t cost WAY TOO MUCH), uncapped internet and phenomenal internet speed, busy nightlife (seriously: Canada felt like a ghost-town!), a great feeling of personal safety, people that really take care of themselves and their fashion, the ability to go somewhere without needing to drive to get there.

So, long story short, Canada and Korea both have their pros and cons. We can’t say that we like one more than another, or that one country’s better. We just feel like living in Korea now :D One day we’ll not be living here, and surely in whatever new country we’ll be living in we’ll be making videos about that country as well, and we’ll think about the things that we miss about Korea and Canada.

Otherwise, we don’t have any bloopers for this video, but we do have a bunch of pictures from our trip. If you’re a picture kind of person, you can check out our Canada/California vacation photo gallery. Yay!

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  1. I’m guessing you also missed our bagged milk? :3

    Omg squirrels are everywhere just as much as seagulls and pigeons. It’s kinda sad that we have more of them around then our beavers. /sobs

  2. I hate Toronto’s subway with a passion! I don’t mind the rudeness (kind of) but the thing I hate the most Is that it’s expensive. And I depend on the subway to go to school. Hate you Toronto subway!

  3. Wow both Washington D.C and Canadia have black squirrels. I had never seen one before, just like you have probably never seen a squirrel walk. Have you ever sen a squirrel walk?

  4. ZOMG XD I do the maple-leaf-rhino-nose thing all the time XDDD funny how it works in a country across the Atlantic (Lithuania FTW)

  5. Lol guys seriously: how on earth did you loose weight like that so fast??? that last scene was just a show-off your progress, yeah dont pretend we wouldnt tell :P

    but really let me know….

  6. I love rootbeer! I had introduced root beer to my bf whose originally from Sweden. I was surprised when he said they don’t have this stuff back home. I’m from Philippines btw (in asia too) . <– a big rootbeer lover

  7. TIMMY HORTONS <3

  8. Tim Hortons is nice! I’ve been living in Vancouver before and it served nice cheap coffee…not to mention those Timbits so yummy! Have you guys try the Chinese foods in Toronto…should be very close to the taste for Hong Kong people!

    Hope you guys can come to Hong Kong in near future….if there is a K-Pop show in HK that invite you guys to come that will be perfect. (we just have KBS Music Bank came to HK last Saturday!)

  9. Hey!! I didn’t know you guys were from Toronto! I’m a Torontonian, too~
    LOLL Tim Hortons :P

  10. I live just over the border in NY and I I wish could have met up with you guys at Timmy Ho’s, but sidenote I am jealous your squirrels are black, we only get grey ones here. Occasionally they are red tinted.

  11. Everything looked so delicious and photos are wonderful~ I really liked it. Rhino noses… Cute~ :)

  12. I’ve actually driven to Detroit, MI for some Timmy Ho’s coffee. Love it!

  13. Wonderful video :)
    I’m German so when you said “Wank is a mountain in Germany” I was like “EHH? Never heard of it!” and then I googled it and was like “Ah, you mean the Zugspitze” ;)
    I probably would miss sweet breakfast (jam etc) in Korea!

  14. Niagara on the lake! yay! That’s my moms home town and thats where I lived while I was living in Canada! I recognized the shop you were in too!

  15. PunkyPrincess92

    WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!! BLACK SQUIRREL!!!!!! weird…………
    and man i feel like i haven’t seen you guys in ages!!!

  16. When my friends and I were kids we used to put these maple seeds on our noses as well. :-D Yeah…. so…. I can only guess what did other people (neighbours) thought of us. :-D

  17. Be our English teachers at
    Parañaque Science High School. :)))))))))))))
    LOLjk.

  18. You’re going to move to another country in the future? Go to Philippines! LOL. XD

  19. awwwh. happy anniversary guys :D and welcome backk

  20. dancingpartytime

    I’m so happy you guys are back! I had an Eat Your Kimchi sized hole in my life, even though it’s only been a few days since your last video :P

  21. You live in Toronto right? I’ve never seen that Gladstone restaurant thing…. Does anyone have directions to this?

  22. tim hortons D: used to work there, never again.

  23. this was soooo cute! i’m glad u guys had a goodtime back home!

  24. how did you bring spudgy back and forth? >.< i want to bring my dog too~ DD; i'm new to canada and its really good here~ :DD

  25. When you go back to Korea you should WANK about all the things you miss when you’re in Canada. BTW I don’t understand how you can miss squirrels. Those things are evil

  26. Martina have you been losing weight? You look awesome!

  27. I notice poutine is conspicuously absent from your nostalgia-fest (and “it’s only in Montreal!” is not an excuse. Smoke’s Poutinerie near Simcoe and Adelaide has been sloppin’ up Toronto since ’08…and I think one in The Annex, too).

    Terrific, even touching, recounting of your trip. Funny the things you only notice when you miss them….

    And have more maple fudge. Your figures are fine. Some things are worth the aesthetic price anyway.

  28. WHERE IS SPUDGY’S FOREIGN GIRLFRIEND.

  29. definitely like your videos (and photos). You should try and visit Romania (someday), and maby you`ll fall in love :).

  30. The photos are cute, funny and adorable

  31. Martina you have big boobs :P

  32. I love Canada so much. I was lucky to live there for a little over a year as a kid.
    Whenever I visit Canada, the first thing I do when I set foot in the airport is check for the nearest Tim Hortons. Next on my list is A&Ws for their cream soda. For me, my trips to Canada just aren’t complete unless I’ve had those two… and fudgsicles :3

  33. Great pix! Thanks for sharing!

  34. You looked like you had so much fun at home! I’m actually going to Canada later this summer, and I was hoping I’d get to get a glimpse of you. But since you’re back in Korea, I don’t think that will happen. :(

  35. Ya i totally think that Timmies and Squirrels would be what i miss the most.

  36. Awwww, such a great trip home. Looks like it was a lot of fun! I was totes shocked that the squirrels in Toronto are black. Living in NJ I’ve only ever seen grey ones…..you learn something new everyday. Thanks Simon and Martina!

  37. Ahh this made me so happy :) toronto represent!

  38. timmies and rootbear….mmmmmmmmmm

  39. Mmmm…cupcakes…and MAPLE F***ING FUDGE!

  40. What Martina is doing with the samara fruit is not weird at all!
    In Germany, a lot of people do that thing in their childhood.

  41. Omg!! Tim Hortons! :) Yummy Stuff, I’m pretty sure that’s not Downtown (or i’m just a downtown snob.) its more West end-y, isn’t? It’s near Dundas West and Queens, right? oh well I hope you enjoyed your trip. :)

  42. I live in Canada and it’s realy that Tim Hortons was just awesome! In province of Quebec, there are a Tim Horton every were.

  43. irritablevowel

    I’ll be the contradictory opinion here. I grew up in Michigan, and we used to get all things Canadia, including the accent and Tim Horton’s. I love Timbits, but Tim Horton’s coffee is too strong! Stuff gets you wired!

    • Yeah their coffee isn’t the best but their food is lovely :) the donuts, the bagels…

      • Nah, their food quality suck compared to years ago. Watery chicken noodle soup with barely any noodles and veg? No thanks. Also the pastery are not fresh, more like frozen and then baked. I love their iced cap though… Yummiest drink ever

  44. kawaii_candie

    eheheh… i enjoyed this and relate to it a lot. moved to Japan 4 years ago and i miss a lot of the same things… clothes that fit and breakfast food being way up there at the top of my list… :p and i do occasionally miss Timmy’s too… *mwahahahahaha…*

  45. martina how are you so tall in this video?

  46. i’m going back to cananda this august! i’m soooo excited to go back to tim hortins and all the other goodie places xD!! whenever people ask me what’s great about canada, i say two things. the nature and TIM HORTIN SANDWICHES oh gosh i want one right now..

  47. Caesars. Oh delicious, delicious, spicy, salty clamato caesars. That’s what we will miss this summer. Patio caesars.

  48. Ooh yes, so many things I agree with in this video! I’m also an expat you could say. I was born and raised in America and moved to The Netherlands about 6 years ago. They say they have squirrels here but I’ve only seen one once and I nearly peed my pants in excitement! So yes, nature and big open spaces is what I miss most about America (although there is a lot of nature here because the Dutch like their gardens, it’s just not as wild I guess). And I also miss going out to eat in America because (unlike for you guys) it’s sooo expensive to eat out here. Ugh, it sucks. But maybe because of that I can cook pretty good haha. Lots of Korean food and American type dishes, yep yep. Oh and for some reason, I had a dream about you guys. I think we were having hamburgers and just having fun, lol. It was a nice dream at least. :P

  49. OMG no A&W rootbeer in Korea?!?! That may be a deal-breaker for me, lol.

  50. pizza with no corn or cookie crust with mayo and blueberry dipping sauce! ^^

  51. Oooh the maple trees! I used to stick them on my nose too when I was little :] I thought I was the only one.

  52. martina’s hair always looks freaken awesome :p thanks for the video you guise, totally miss your wacky and silly adventures :D

  53. you guys should really share your diet with the mortals 0/

  54. How is it possible that all the Canadian food looks so incredibly unhealthy, well yummy but unhealthy? :) *goes off and searches for these brown sweets that look like biiig pieces of soap*

  55. I visited Toronto a few years ago and loved it. HAD to get Tim Horton’s – LOVED IT.

    As for the squirrels, I had never seen black ones before. I was chasing them for pictures every time I saw one. They were not amused.

  56. YES Tim Horton’s is AMAAAAAAZIIIIIING!!!!! Except I’ve only had it once. It still was the best coffee and donuts (doughnuts?) I’ve had. EVER.

  57. CANADAAA~

    I hope to live there someday. :D IN TORONTO~

  58. A&W Root Beer and Tim Hortons are the best!! Proud to be Canadian.

  59. Tim Horton’s Iced Cappuccinos… Oh how I miss them…

  60. yessssssssss!! Omg settlers of CATAN!!! Love love love that game!!! :D

  61. Root Beer! Oh you guys are cruel…I’ve been in Seoul a little over a week. And dying from the heat. I took for granted air conditioning being everywhere. Grr…Did you know they think Seoul will have a blackout since everyone’s turning on their air conditioners to escape the heat? Oh and cheap ice cream. I can’t get a huge tube of cookies and cream here without paying a fortune. T^T And billiards. My apartment here is above a pool hall, but they only have 4-ball. Sigh. But there’s still plenty of stuff I like. You guys are right, it’s not about what country’s better, it’s about them being different. *blink* Now that you guys are back, I hope I can meet you! ^^ I’ve been a fan for about 1 1/2 years. Maybe I’ll see you around, eh? Stay cool! ^.^

  62. You guys look so happy in Canada I love the baby/puppy pictures XD and also that girl is Wonderwoman?? Spudgy seem so happy in the vid and here too!! like an angel with blue hair in a perfect sky backdrop *.* greetings and love from Chile :)

  63. This video really speaks to me, haha. Only a true Canadian can understand the awesomeness that is Tim Hortons.
    “I`ll have a double double and 2 dozen Timbits please.”
    I can`t even count the number of times those words have left my mouth. AND THE SQUIRRELS. THOSE. FREAKIN. SQUIRRELS. They`re everywhere, dudes. (Spudgy stole the show) =P

  64. Did you at least stop by Oh Geul Boh Geul while in Tdot? When I was visiting from Vancouver, I set aside a day to go eat there based on your recommendation :P Delish!

  65. Oh goodness, as much as I would enjoy living in Korea and being around my mom, I KNOW I would be homesick in no time just by food-stuffs alone. D: While I love Seoul food, how would I get my Soul food fix?! > 3<

  66. i’ve been living in vancouver for almost 4 years… this made me really appreciate canada!! thanks you guys :)

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