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!

  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. 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!)

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

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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

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

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

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

  19. 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

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

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

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

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

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

  29. The photos are cute, funny and adorable

  30. Martina you have big boobs :P

  31. 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

  32. Great pix! Thanks for sharing!

  33. 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. :(

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

  35. 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!

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

  37. timmies and rootbear….mmmmmmmmmm

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

  39. 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.

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