The Return of Superman, episode 309. “The Long-Awaited Today.” Which family is at the airport? It’s William and Bentley. I guess they’re going somewhere. (Hello.) They seem to be in a great mood. (Adorable) – My adorable baby brother. / – Gosh, he’s so cute. (He loves it.) He’s patting himself. (Ben wants William to pat him a little more.) He wants him to do it more. – Do you want it? / – He wants more. Okay. Our adorable Ben. – How cute. / – Ben. – He’s so excited. / – William. He wants his big brother to do it. (William, pat me.) Where are they going – to be so excited? / – Do you know where we’re going? – Yes. / – Where? – To bye-bye. / – “Bye-bye”? Du-du! (They’re going to do “bye-bye”.) Are they going to say “bye-bye”? That’s right. – Dubai. Bye-bye. / – Dubai! Why are we going there? My friend lives there. – We’re going to meet him. / – You have friends? (He’s never heard of it.) Are you kidding me? That was quite a direct hit. I have a lot of friends. – He definitely has many connections. / – Yes. I became friends with this guy when I lived in Itaewon. He’s currently in Dubai. Our schedules meet, so I decided to visit him – with my kids. / – That’s nice. Let’s check the schedule. Let’s check the flight schedule. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight… (They move to the gate.) (What?) What’s going on? (William gets flown off.) – I did not trip. / – He seems too nonchalant. William! (Did something happen?) – That was so natural. / – I know. What are you doing? – There’s something here. / – I see. Nice. (Let’s go now.) What were you doing there? – Hold on tight. There you go. / – Hold on tight. I want to eat. – You want to eat? / – Food! I knew you’d be hungry, so I prepared something. Here comes William’s favorite. Oh my gosh. It’s dongchimi. Food, food, food. – They can’t exactly have a full meal there. / – Right. (Bentley begins eating.) (Savoring) – It’s yummy. / – “That’s the taste.” – Is it good? / – Yummy. – It’s yummy, yummy. / – He’s straightforward. Dad, I want to take this dongchimi with us. We can’t take any food with us. I prepared this so you can eat it now. (They have to finish it before they leave.) – Oh, no. / – Right, you can’t take any food. (Bentley is deep in thought.) It’s delicious. (He takes action.) – William, do you want rice? / – What? What do you want? (He puts it in his pocket.) – Rice. / – Just the rice? How did he think of that idea? Open up. (While his dad is busy…) – That’s so sneaky. / – He’s a genius. (He puts a delicious sausage in his pocket.) – This time… / – Rolled egg too. I didn’t know you could take food aboard like that. (Let’s go to Dubai together.) – Oh, no. His pocket is full. / – Gosh. – What are you doing? / – He’s caught. – What are you doing? / – He’s caught. Hey. What are you doing? – He’s feigning innocent. / – Ben! – I know you’re Ben. / – He’s changing the topic. What are you doing? What’s in there? What is this? What’s all this? – My food. / – No, you need to eat it. You need to eat it before we get on the plane. – Keep! / – You want to keep it? You want to eat all this in Dubai? – We will get caught if you do this. / – They will. He’s self-reflecting. He’s apologizing. – Dad. / – Yes? Show me the thing I can ride planes with. – The passport? / – You should take your passport. Give me! I brought them all. He’s checking in case his dad forgot them. He’s meticulous. (Let’s see.) This is… – Dad, we’re in trouble! / – Why? We can’t go! – Why not? / – Why not? What’s the matter? This isn’t Bentley’s passport. What’s the matter? Let me see. – Did he bring the wrong one? / – This picture was taken when Bentley wasn’t even a month old. This isn’t Bentley. It’s him. He grew up so much. Dad, let’s go! Okay, let’s go. Dubai! This beautiful miracle built in the middle of a desert is Dubai of the United Arab Emirates! (Hiding behind its splendor…) Its splendor blinds our eyes. We will see the most dynamic part of the Middle East. William and Bentley are visiting this mystical place. (William and Bentley are here!) Their grandeur is overwhelming. (How exciting.) (Again!) We’ll see them eat like never before. (And…) We’ll continue to be overwhelmed. (An overwhelming experience) (An ugly camel?) Camel! (Play with me, camel!) (Where’s Dad anyway?) (I’ll find him for you.) (What is that now?) They’re on an adventure to find treasure-like memories. William and Ben’s expedition in the Middle East starts now. (After 10 hours of flight…) After a 10-hour flight, they arrived at a place situated in the middle of a desert. Dubai, Dubai. Dubai! We’re here. Is this place Dubai? Yes. Dubai. – We’re here! / – They’re all excited. Guys, look. Let’s go. Dad, wait. It was cold earlier. But after we rode on the plane, it got really warm. – It was winter just 10 hours ago. / – William. This place is really warm. He’s melting. He’s melting with the snowman. Do you know what’s cool? It’s winter here right now. – Right, it’s winter there too. / – It’s really winter. – Dad, you’re lying. / – He doesn’t believe Sam. It’s summer here. – No. / – Magic. (Abracadabra, hot summer) Look. The sun is this big. The sun is really bright. Dad. Eureka! – “Eureka”? / – “Eureka”? (Let’s raise our hands!) (What could it be?) It’s a famous building in Dubai. It’s Dubai Frame. It’s frame-shaped. There’s nothing in the middle. It’s a cool building. Are we going over there to take pictures? Let’s go and meet my friend first. Right, they should go to his friend’s house first. Where’s your friend’s house? Where is it? Over there? No, it’s not that house. Here! – Is Bentley leading them? / – Do you know where it is? This way. This way. Hey, wait. Their address is… It’s here. This is the address. Did we arrive? Try pressing the bell. William’s Dad is here. Please open the door. (The gate opens slowly…) Gosh, Dubai. – That’s Dubai. / – That’s Dubai. It’s magic. They keep on seeing magic. We’re here. (Someone appears from behind the magic gate.) – William. / – Hammad. – It’s Uncle Hammad. / – What’s up, my friend? – He has a kid their age. / – Long time no see. – Hello. What’s up? / – It’s good to see you. – Hello. / – He’s good at greeting people. – Hey, Sayid. / – Say “hi”. How cute. He’s so handsome. It looks like you’ve put on a little bit of weight. Please. He’s happy to meet them. – Hi. / – Dubai’s bigger than that. – He’s greeting them properly. / – Hi, I’m William. Hi. Hi. Hi. (Nice to meet you, my friend.) Who’s a big boy? – He’s Bentley’s age. / – Isn’t it nice to meet them? (It’s nice.) He must be happy to meet a friend. I think I invited you 10 years ago, and you didn’t want to come. It’s been 10 years, man. Did you eat? – “Did you eat”? / – We only had plane food. – Can he speak Korean? / – Do you want some? – He speaks Korean? / – Let’s go in. Were you Korean? No. You were surprised, right? He knows how to speak Korean. – He’s lived in Itaewon after all. / – He’s good at it. – Dad. / – Goodness. Sayid is good too. (Hammad married a Korean woman.) His wife is Korean. Let’s go in. Let’s go in. Hand. – That’s why his Korean is good. / – By the way, where is your house in the building? All of it. – What? / – What? – I’m so envious. / – This is my house. This is how big things are in the Middle East. (Once you enter through the front doors,) (there is a clean and wide living room.) That’s crazy. The stairs are endless. (The second floor is pleasant!) Back in Itaewon, you lived in a small room. Yes. It’s a good life now. This is Dubai. – He was hiding his identity. / – You got big. The country gives us a house each. (Amazing!) – It’s big. / – That’s awesome. – I’m so envious, Sayid. / – It’s so nice. – It’s nice! / – One, two, three! Dad, is this house leased? Does he understand what a lease is? He knows because we live in a leased place. – I own this one. / – He owns it! – His Korean is really good. / – Seriously. (They enter Hammad’s house!) Take our shoes off? Yes, you can take your shoes off here. Shoes. Take off your shoes. (Exclaiming) – This is cool. / – It’s cool. What horse? – There’s a horse. / – There’s a horse. – Dad! / – There’s a horse in the house. – Dad! Horse! / – Bentley is shocked. It’s a horse. Your house is really nice. This is basic in Dubai. I’m envious. But it’s hard to maintain. I bet. I’m still envious. (Meanwhile…) (This place is really…) – Big! / – “Big”. Bentley thinks it’s big too. (It’s vast compared to their place!) They have enough room for kids to run and slide. No, don’t touch that. No. That hurts. That hurts! Gosh, gosh. He’s not used to the marble floor yet. (What a scary floor.) Dad. Sayid must find Bentley interesting. What do you think of Dubai? (This amazing land on top of a desert is…) How will they answer him? – It’s here. / – Here. Have you been to Dubai? (It’s the land of miracles, isn’t it?) Dubai is the land where rabbits ride on horses. The rabbit is riding the horse. Yes. Bentley is showing them. Horse. Riding horse. – Nice. / – It’s riding. – It’s riding. / – Yes, it’s riding. – Uncle Hippo… / – “Uncle Hippo”? It’s not “Hippo”, it’s “Hammad”. – Hammad. / – Hammad. Water. Water. That’s right. Hippos live in water. Water. Hippos live in water, right? – Yes. / – Yes. – What do hippos do? / – Hippo. What do they do? I’m not a hippo. I’m Hammad. He says he’s not a hippo, but Bentley keeps on explaining what a hippo is. (The hippo is climbing a rope…) Gosh. (What a funny guy.) You still have the dialect. It’s the only way to communicate in my wife’s hometown. Is his wife from Gyeongsang Province? Where’s your wife? – She went out. / – Dad. Dad. It’s her day off today, so she went to see her friends. – Is it her day off? / – Yes. Dad, I’m hungry. – Are you hungry? / – Yes. Are you hungry? What food will they eat in Dubai? – Here. / – I’m curious. What is that? (Date palms) – Date palms? / – It’s good. Try it. Sayid eats it well. – Is there such a thing? / – I’ve tried it before. – Really? / – Yes. – It’s really sweet. / – What is this? – Kids would love it. / – Date palms. Korea doesn’t have this. You can only find this fruit in the deserts. – Does it ripen like this? / – Yes. Jujube. – He can say it well. / – Jujube. I want to give them presents. – Did they bring a gift? / – We prepared something. – Yes. / – Can you give them the gifts? Yes. Your gifts are here! Gifts. – This is… / – Sayid, you got a gift. Look. Do you know what this is, Cider? – “Cider”? / – “Cider”? – “Cider”? It’s Sayid. / – It’s Sayid. Sayid. – You can eat it with rice. / – Thank you. It’s what you like, Sayid. It’s seaweed. – Seaweed. / – It’s seaweed. There’s no better gift than that when you go abroad. – That’s right. / – And shoes for Sayid. Sayid, shoes. They got him traditional Korean shoes. It’s Korean shoes. They bought such nice presents. – It’s shoes. / – Feet. (Moved) Sayid likes it too. (What?) Why are you putting them on? Hey, these are for Sayid. Why are you putting them on? Hey. Did you want to wear them? – Yes. / – Those shoes are for Sayid. Just leave them behind when you go. (They’re pretty.) (It’s uncomfortable.) Yes. He tried them on, and they’re not comfortable. Take them off. Aren’t they Sayid’s? No! He wants to take them off, but he can’t. – Tap dance. / – He can’t take them off. Twisting your legs won’t get them off you. Come here. I’ll pull them off. How cute. He can’t go to his dad because they’re uncomfortable. He’s so frustrated. Come here. Come here. Take them off. (I feel sorry for my friend.) Take them off. Take them off. (Bentley’s life is full of drama.) – We have some of these. / – Really? – Do you have some? / – He needs to soothe his heart. – Only snacks will do. / – Exactly. (This is the true taste of freedom!) Yes. (By the way…) Sayid, you’re wearing such nice clothes. Where did you buy your clothes? – Yes, it’s really nice. / – Do you like it? Then I have something to show you. – Should I show it to you? / – What is it? I have presents for you. (Yes!) Hurry over. – He has something too? / – He prepared them. – Hold on. / – What is it? You didn’t have to. Thank you so much. He’s thanking him wholeheartedly. What could it be? Check it out. (What is it?) Are they clothes? Uncle, what is this? – “Kandura”. / – Are they clothes from Dubai? – Dubai’s traditional clothes, kandura. / – Right. (Uncle Hammad’s closet) – Kandura makes you look rich. / – I want to try it on. – I can’t wait to see the kids in kandura. / – William and Bentley, come on down. Assalamualaikum. (Here comes the prince of UAE from Eungam-dong.) – How cute! / – You look cool. – He’s so cute. / – He looks rich! – I know. / – You look like a prince. (Clothes can change a person.) You look cool. Baby, come on down! Ben! – Ben. / – Goodness. He’s so cute. Ben. He’s careful with every step. – He looks like a prince. / – I know. How could it suit them so well? – I don’t know. / – Assalamualaikum. Yes! (Thank you, Uncle Hammad!) He’s excited. (I’m glad you like them.) Where did Ben go? – Why? Why? / – Where did Ben go? He’s getting a different energy after changing clothes. That’s amazing. (I met another me.) There you are. He was feeling the energy of Mother Earth. Shall we eat? Sayid, let’s play together. How cute. They got close. (Peek-a-boo, Sayid.) He’s my little brother. How’s Itaewon these days? It’s been a while since I last went to Itaewon too. – We used to meet up at Hamilton. / – It’s impossible – to forget if you’ve been there. / – We met so long ago. Now we both have kids. It feels so different. Itaewon back then – They look sentimental. / – was the best. Hearing an Australian and an Emirati talk about Itaewon – is fascinating. / – It’s quite a sight. After I got married, I became a Jinju person. When did you last go to Korea? We went during the Korean Thanksgiving. Did you know? Masan doesn’t exist anymore. Is Masan gone? Yes, Masan is gone. It’s part of Changwon now. Jinju and Masan are pretty close. Is this a subject they should talk about in Dubai? (Meanwhile, the three cute brothers are…) As expected, kids get close quickly. – What is that? / – Doesn’t he know what a snowman is? (Sayid has never seen snow.) (Don’t you know snow?) (He must know what a nose is, right?) It’s snow. It’s a snowman. – It doesn’t snow in Dubai. / – No. – Sayid must not know what it is. / – Doesn’t it snow in your country? – No, no. / – You’re right. – You don’t have it? / – It did not occur to me. – No, no. / – He’s saying it doesn’t snow. Do they not have snow? Is it because the sun is big here? Want. Sayid wants to see snow too. Do you want me to make it snow? How? How will you do that? (Horse, horse, horse) (That’s easy to say.) – He’s saying it doesn’t make sense. / – Right. How can he make it snow in Dubai? (It’s going to be hard.) Hold on. I saw it earlier. (It’s…) Something white? (It’s the box that carried the traditional shoes.) There were fillers inside. This is it. This is it. Hold on, Sayid. Sayid, it’s snow! (Snow, fall down!) – It’s snow! / – It looks pretty similar. – William is so creative. / – This is snow. William is such a good friend. – My gosh. / – Sayid is shocked. (He refills the snow.) (Sayid, are you watching?) It’s quite touching. (I’ll participate too.) Sayid, come here! William made snow fall in Dubai. It’s a miracle. (It’s the first snow for you!) (I hope it piles up.) What is this? – What are you doing? / – What is this? It’s snow. It’s a mess. – Sayid never saw snow. / – Yes. Thanks to William, he got to see snow. – Sayid is happy now. / – Did you want to show him? – Yes. / – Okay. Clean it up. – My goodness. / – Hey. Hey. Look at him take a peek. It’s okay. – Baby, why did you do this? / – William, clean it up. Clean this up. – Yes, clean this up. / – My goodness. Hammad, I’m sorry. – Baby, this is food. / – My kids are… – Gosh, I’m sorry. / – Sayid is the same too. I was planning to come after they’re a bit bigger. – It’s okay. / – It’s such a mess. I’m sorry. – Clean up before you go, okay? / – William. Your house is so big. It will take forever to clean. Hammad mentioned earlier – that it’s hard to maintain./ – Right. – Shall we clean? / – Sam. Dad. (Here you go.) Sayid had never seen snow before. William showed it to you. Thank you. – We’ve cleaned up. / – It’s a Middle Eastern meal. What do you want to eat? – Bread! / – Do you want to eat bread? Do you know anything else here? – Bread… / – What else is here? – Bread. / – Eat it. Thank you for the food. – Yummy! / – Enjoy. This is halloumi cheese. – It looks delicious. / – Do you know what this is? – Hummus. / – “Hummus”. – Hummus. Try it. / – We know hummus. – Watch Sayid eat. / – He’s a good eater. – Is the falafel good? / – This! Falafel. That’s falafel. – We have guests today. / – Hammad prepared a proper Middle Eastern meal for them. (Try this.) It might be new for William. – William. / – Meat, meat. – Isn’t it good? / – I guess it suits Bentley’s taste. – Shall we invite Sayid to our home? / – Yes. – We’ll visit next time. / – Sayid, please visit later. Thank you. – Dad, is that the ocean? / – It’s a creek. It’s a waterway in – the Persian Gulf. / What do you think of this place? Camel William. – Camel, William, Baby. / – It’s a camel hat. William, look at this village. It’s a village with tradition. (Tradition?) – Tradition. / – Poo? The old Dubai looked like this. This place that retains the original look of Dubai, where you can see the past and the present, is called Al Seef. This place is considered as Dubai’s Insa-dong. Remember the gold mine we went to in Australia? Do they have gold here? (Australia?) – Of course. / – Australia. (Bentley is sentimental.) Are you thinking about when we went to Australia? He’s suddenly reminiscing. Are you thinking of Nana? Nana. – “Nana”. / – Bentley. (Nana) – Yes, Nana. / – Nana. (He misses her even while looking at her.) He’s reminded of his grandma whenever he goes abroad. (Let’s come here together next time!) They can travel together next time. (Let’s go!) – What is that? / – It’s a fishing net. – It’s used for fishing. / – A fishing net? – Do you want to go inside? / – It’s a huge net. You can’t get back out once you go in. (I don’t want to!) I better catch some baby fish. Dad, sit down. Why? – Why is he taking Sam’s hat off? / – I caught you. It’s a big fish. – Why? / – No! He’s startled. Ben. (Are you all right, Dad?) Bentley thought something happened to Sam. He’s such a good son. (I saved you, Dad.) – Hey. / – That scared him. (Screaming) He’s doing it again. I think the pain is doubled. (No!) (I failed to protect my dad.) What is it? Why? – No, no. / – Bad William. Goodness, poor Bentley. – “Bad William.” / – This is so sad. – No. / – He’s bad. No. That’s not what happened. No. I was playing with your brother. – William was playing. / – We were just playing. – Right. / – I’m fine. (Bentley stops crying.) Why did you pull out my hair anyway? I’m sorry. What about you? You’re not sorry, are you? (Feeling wronged) – He’s so playful. / – Come here. (I’m being playful too.) He was just playing. Dad, why did they put that at the top? There are thorns at the tower. You know air conditioner. It keeps you cool. – Yes. / – That’s an old air conditioner. That’s an air conditioner? When the wind comes in, it goes straight down. – I see. / – Cold air? All right. Hold my hand. (My dad is so cool!) (What is this song that makes them stop walking?) This is a rap song in Arabic. By any chance, is this a traditional song? (Into the rhythm of Dubai) He’s dancing. William is dancing to the rhythm. (Groovy William) – William. / – There you go. He’s got the Dubai groove. You look cool. You are so cool. (He’s pretty good.) It fascinates the locals too. (When William dances…) She’s copying me. (Are they copying him?) Goodness, he became a trendsetter in a flash. It’s William’s magic. (William the Dubai trendsetter) – Bentley. / – There you go. – He can’t lose to William. / – He can’t. (William and Bentley’s joint performance) It’s a perfect joint performance. (Their silly dance is fantastic.) (They are cute.) (Thanks to their dance, they get a lollipop.) He’s giving them something. – Thank you. / – Is that a lollipop? – You’re welcome. / – Thank you. There’s a lollipop like that? – This is great. / – It’s good. – Is it good? / – Yes. Really? Oh, my gosh. Where did the hat go? Right. What happened to the camel hat? Did you say William looks cool? He’s so adorable. (No, that’s not what I said.) Goodness. He’s upset because his dad didn’t understand him. (You all understood me, right?) We have to buy a present for Mom. Right. Get Mom a present. What should we buy for your mom? – A scarf? / – No. Dad, I smell something good. Where is this smell coming from? – Does it smell delicious? / – Hi. (They follow the scent. Where did they end up?) Do you want some perfume? Along with wearing mostly traditional outfits, using perfume or cologne is also considered etiquette. Where are you from? Korea. Do you know me? – What? / – I’ve never seen him before. (Give me some candy.) You like this one. – Hwang Jungmin. / – What? – Hwang Jungmin? / – Hwang Jungmin? My name is Hwang Jungmin. He slightly resembles the actor. Yes. Gosh, he does look like the actor. Do you see the resemblance between Hwang Jungmin and I? (Yes, I think I see it.) Shall we look around for your mom’s present? – William. / – Yes. (Which perfume did he recommend them?) Nice smell. – Ben. / – That. (Show me that one.) – Do you want to see this one? / – Yes. – This? / – They are shopping for perfumes. (Oh, my) – He’s so adorable. / – Me too. Dad. – Yellow? This one? / – Yes. (The boys carefully choose a present for their mom.) Since it’s for their mom, they’re quite fastidious. Not this one. See you later, Jungmin. – Bye. / – Bye. This is a souq. This reminds me of “The Arabian Nights”. This is a traditional market in Dubai. Many locals frequent this market. You can find everything including spices there. Look how big the cushion is. Dad, there’s so much gold here. They sell a variety of items from gold to jewelry here. What will your mom like? (Let me see.) – Hello. How are you? / – Hi. How are you? – Hi. / – How are you? Where are you from? – Korea. / – He can answer questions too. – It’s cheap. / – “Cheap”? It’s cheap. – It’s cheap. / – You can speak Korean. It’s cheap. He’s speaking Korean, right? How interesting. How is it that everyone in Dubai speaks fluent Korean? – Did they all go to Itaewon? / – It’s cheap. – It’s cheap. / – I just heard “cheap” again. It’s cheap. – It’s cheap. / – I love you, Korea. – It’s cheap. / – Mine is cheap too. William, are we in Korea? – Are we in Namdaemun? / – It’s cheap. Everything is cheap. (They start looking for a present.) – Everyone says it’s cheap. / – It’s cheap. (What’s that?) Dad, let’s buy that one. – You want to buy that? / – What is it? – It’s cheap. / – What is it? (Shall I choose one too?) A camel? (Let me look around more.) You need to buy a camel-related souvenir when in Dubai. – Thank you. / – Right? There’s smoke. – Is it a magic lamp? / – What is it? (A magic lamp?) – Is it a magic lamp? / – I’ll try it for you. It does look like a magic lamp. (Let me show you real magic.) Will a genie come out from it? (Abracadabra!) (What will happen to William?) Did something change? It unclogs my nose. It unclogged his nose. Does it unclog their noses? – What just happened? / – It unblocks your nose. Ben, didn’t that feel refreshing? I guess the smell is a bit too strong. (What is that?) Did it really unclog his nose? What happened? (What is this? It unclogged my nose.) – It unclogged his nose. / – What? – Unclog! / – I guess the smoke refreshes their noses. What did that just do? – Mint oil. / – Mint oil. I see. It’s mint oil. It unclogs your nose. Dad, did your nose get unclogged? – Unclog! / – I see. It will unclog his nose. I see something delicious over there. – Ben, let’s go. / – I’ll be looking around here. While their dad is picking out a present, they came inside a store. (Ben operates his olfactory radar by sniffing the site) What is that? What did he grab? – Bread. / – Bread. – Right. It’s bread. / – Dad will have to buy that too. (Zealously munching on the bread) (He’s picking out a present for his wife.) Sam’s just happy about getting a present for his wife. Meanwhile, Ben is eating the bread. – Will you finish it all? / – The bread made him happy. You are an eater. (He acknowledges Ben as the eater.) Yes, I am. (What are you doing there?) What are you doing? (Ben hides the bread in a hurry.) He hid it. – Did you eat bread? / – No. Dad, pay for this. Thank you. I’m thirsty. If you drink this, you’ll be strong. (Drinking) (Is it good?) (You can drink it when you grow up.) (Emptying it out to the last drop) I found a present for your mother. – Let’s see it. / – Let’s go. (Sand art, executed with the desert sand from Dubai) There’s a lot of sand in Dubai. (Sand art, executed with the desert sand from Dubai) Mom and Grandma will be happy. I guess that’s sand art. Awesome. Thank you. That’s great. They made magical memories today.