April 11, 2015
Martina and I had very different ideas of what we wanted to do for this video. Martina really loves Korean convenience stores and is fascinated with the always changing strange items. She wants to shoot videos there almost every week. Any excuse she can get she’ll use to film there. “Hay how about we do a Music Monday…in a GS25…or something…about their new Spam Rice balls!” I don’t know what her obsession with convenience stores is all about. The point is, you can see her influence strongly in this video, because she used this drinking bingo ball game as an excuse to try out new things at a convenience store.
I, on the other hand, had a different idea. I wanted to use this as a punishment wheel. Nothing but punishments. McCol soda in one glass; soy sauce and cola in another. Think of it like our punishment dice of old, if you remember our first WANKs from ages ago. We’re definitely going to keep this wheel (and other punishment games) for future reference, probably for the next road trip we go on, but I like watching videos of us suffering, though I hate filming it at the time. I also hate when Martina throws my winning cupcake at the wall.
Okay so onto the drinks. First off, there are plenty of yummy drinks available at Korean convenience stores. Soozee and Leigh simply decided to pick all the stuff they knew we wouldn’t enjoy. Thanks guiiissseee!!!! Let’s just start with the winning of win drink. Ginseng, man: who would make a drink out of it? I know that different people have different tastes. Soo Zee liked the drink, in fact, but for us it just wasn’t….it just wasn’t right. Ginseng is great when it’s in 삼계탕 samgyetang (which is like Korea’s version of chicken noodle soup but with a whole chicken stuffed with sticky rice) because it matches the whole herby medicine like feel to the soup. But I’ve never grown accustomed to it. Ginseng tastes like how a farm smells. Sweet grass, hay, dirt, horses, pig, and just a little bit of poop. I don’t like farm smells. Martina likes farm smells. Martina smells like a farm. That’s the end of this story.
The other drinks were really not as bad in comparison to the Ginseng drink. They were just all blessings in comparison to liquid milky farm smell, but we were a bit confused with as to what the Mackiss drink was that Martina drank. It was alcoholic at 5.6% and the bottle design was very funky and cool but we had never tasted anything like it before in Korea. So we looked it up. It turns out Mackiss is made from barely spirits and sesame leaf extract. MMMMMMM! Doesn’t that sound great? Supposedly it’s made to be mixed with ice cream bars, beer, and other fruity drinks. And sesame leaf if supposed to be good for hangovers so you’re drinking away your hangover? I don’t know. I appreciate the effort to make a new drink but this one just didn’t do it for us.
So that’s that. If you want this fun game for yourself you can pick it up on Gmarket and start punishing your friends and family right away! Otherwise, we’re about to go on another Korean road trip soon, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing either this or its cousin in there, so stay tuned :D