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WANC – Wonderful Adventure Now Canada

June 21, 2012

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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 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

    4 years ago
  2. tim hortons D: used to work there, never again.

    4 years ago
  3. this was soooo cute! i’m glad u guys had a goodtime back home!

    4 years ago
  4. 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.

    4 years ago
  5. WHERE IS SPUDGY’S FOREIGN GIRLFRIEND.

    4 years ago
  6. The photos are cute, funny and adorable

    4 years ago
  7. Martina you have big boobs :P

    4 years ago
  8. Great pix! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago
  9. 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. :(

    4 years ago
  10. Ya i totally think that Timmies and Squirrels would be what i miss the most.

    4 years ago
  11. Ahh this made me so happy :) toronto represent!

    4 years ago
  12. timmies and rootbear….mmmmmmmmmm

    4 years ago
  13. Mmmm…cupcakes…and MAPLE F***ING FUDGE!

    4 years ago
  14. 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.

    4 years ago
  15. 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. :)

    4 years ago
    • Yeah! You’re right. Not really downtown :D

      4 years ago
      • Oh Goodie… just making sure it was the same one or if they opened a franchise of some sort thats closer to home. I hope your stay was awesone even though it was super hot in Canada this month.

        4 years ago
  16. 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!

    4 years ago
    • 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

      4 years ago
  17. 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…*

    4 years ago
  18. martina how are you so tall in this video?

    4 years ago
  19. 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..

    4 years ago
  20. Caesars. Oh delicious, delicious, spicy, salty clamato caesars. That’s what we will miss this summer. Patio caesars.

    4 years ago
  21. 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

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

    4 years ago
  23. pizza with no corn or cookie crust with mayo and blueberry dipping sauce! ^^

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

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

    4 years ago
  26. you guys should really share your diet with the mortals 0/

    4 years ago
  27. 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*

    4 years ago
  28. 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.

    4 years ago
  29. 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.

    4 years ago
  30. CANADAAA~

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

    4 years ago
  31. A&W Root Beer and Tim Hortons are the best!! Proud to be Canadian.

    4 years ago
  32. Tim Horton’s Iced Cappuccinos… Oh how I miss them…

    4 years ago
  33. J

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

    4 years ago
    • We juuuust got into it. Brought it back to Korea with us but none of our friends know about it. MUST CONVERT THEM ALL!

      4 years ago
      • WE OWN THAT GAME BUT HAVE NEVER PLAYED IT! I’m thinking we should?

        4 years ago
      • BEST.GAME.EVER! nobody in Korea knows about it and all my foreigner friends here said they have never played it. what is wrong with this woooooorld??!

        4 years ago
        • I absolutely love this game too!! Everyone should know about it.

          4 years ago
  34. 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! ^.^

    4 years ago
  35. 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 :)

    4 years ago
  36. TIM HORTONS FTW!

    4 years ago
  37. 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

    4 years ago
    • OMG I LOVE TIMMIES!
      oh god Timbits are so good… way better than Munchkins. LOL I hardly even go to Dunkin Donuts anymore.
      I live in NYC so the only Timmies near my house is all the way in Manhattan but the hour subway ride squished in between hundreds of (sweaty in the summer) people is so worth if just for an Iced Cap and timbits
      yummmmm

      4 years ago
    • Timbits aawww sooo delicious… I always miss them when i return home after vacation in canada :(

      4 years ago
    • I was lucky to spend three summers in Canada to improve my English and yeah, what I miss most is Tim Hortons -_-‘. Sadly, I live in another continent so yeah… I’m really sad..lol
      Regards from Spain! :)

      4 years ago
    • You know, we were sooooooo close to getting Timbits but didn’t :( AH! We didn’t have a single donut while we were there!

      4 years ago
      • congrats on the successful diet then, even if i think you don’t particularly need it.

        4 years ago
  38. 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!

    4 years ago
    • Ha! No, we didn’t. We drove past it, but we were in a rush to go somewhere else, and just looked at it longingly!

      4 years ago
  39. 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<

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

    4 years ago