Hey everyone! Since I’ve still recovering from pregnancy complications and my hospital visit I haven’t posted the latest Nicholalala webtoon episodes here.
Nicholalala is an ongoing, mostly fictional webtoon (online scrolling comic) set in the Korean countryside that is influenced by some Korean folklore.
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So many articles about Hugh were in languages other than English or Korean. Besides from asking a few friends to translate, we are relying on Google Translate to see what they say. Unfortunately Google Translate can still be notoriously bad at translating!
In this video we Google Translate a bunch of article titles that end up being quite weird in English. I’m not sure if the “plastic” references are to do with plastic surgery (which Hugh definitely didn’t have).
As you can see in this video, online translating still has a long way to go.
Seaweed soup in the hospital
Those that follow our social media will have already seen these updates but now I’m out of hospital I will update too. Just over 10 days ago I was rushed to the hospital with severe bleeding. I’m out of hospital now and I’m okay, and baby is okay! I have placenta previa which is a condition that usually fixes itself, but I’m now in my third trimester and it’s causing some problems. I had bleeding a few more times in hospital while they adjusted my medication, and some contractions. As it’s too early it was very important to stop me from going into premature labour. I’m now at home with some medication that seems to be working. However with this condition I may end up in hospital again sometime. Baby is likely to be premature but we are just wanting to get him to a certain week, where there’s less chance of complications.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support on our social media.
An update video!
It’s been about a month since Hugh had his photo shoot, his end goal of his transformation. He has been doing well keeping the weight off. There’s been no rapid weight gain and has settled into a gym routine and eating healthily, but nothing too extreme.
Meanwhile I continue to expand and am getting more and more uncomfortable. As we mentioned in the video, I had a minor scare and had to go to the hospital but was given the all clear. I’m quite housebound at the moment, so I’m still working on what I can but spending a lot of time resting.
In this video we also talk about reactions from his parents about his transformation, and the old women in the village in the countryside. Will his mother continue to try and force feed him?
We never expected the transformation video to go that well, but all the comments have been really motivating for Hugh. Not only is he very happy with his new body and health but being able to inspire other people has always been one of his long-term goals. He is very excited about the future.
There is a new Nicholalala webtoon episode up on WEBTOONS! Read on the app or click below.
I was joking with Hugh about this because he has been collecting all the articles about this. So far there has been about 60 to 70 articles from all around the world. He has meticulously been putting links and titles into a word document and also Google translated the titles. Some of the titles end up being quite funny, so we will make a video about that soon.
Because there are still articles every day and he is still checking for them, I’ve been jokingly warning him about what will happen when they stop. I imagine he will have withdrawal symptoms and told him it would be like that Hollywood trope of how far someone falls from fame.
I enjoy teasing him about his new found fame. But the attention is very motivating and gives him that extra drive to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. His confidence has grown a lot and he is starting to think about whether he will study nutrition or something that can be included in his life coaching goals. He has always wanted to help and inspire people and with this project he really managed to achieve that.
But it’s been an amazing experience. We never imagined that it would get this much attention. Western media focused a lot on the IVF aspect while Asian media focused on how he looked afterwards.
That main transformation video is approaching a million views too. Which is a first for us!
It’s about a month since Hugh did his big photo shoot and he is doing well with his lifestyle change. His goal is not to always have 6 pack of course, but to maintain a healthy weight and continue exercising. From now he may focus on building more muscle as well.
We plan to talk about IVF later, after the baby is born. We did vlog while going through IVF, so we’ll have a video about our journey. Make sure you are subscribed to YouTube to see that.
Even while Hugh was on his strict diet we tried to still go out on dates. This was filmed during the last month of his diet. We headed to The Beastro in Hongdae for their amazing lunch menu. Sometimes on cheat days Hugh would go all out and eat anything he wanted, but this was the last month of his transformation so it was extra strict. He still managed to be healthy on his cheat day.
Unfortunately right after uploading this video we found out The Beastro will be closing down in Hongdae. Their Instagram said to keep an eye out for future projects but at this point we don’t know if they will open something similar somewhere else. There is only one week left to eat this delicious food!
Hongdae has been changing for years and unfortunately not for the better. Lots of big businesses moved in and we heard they are tourist zoning it. So all the charm and individuality is rapidly disappearing. That’s why Hapjeong and Mangwon areas are becoming more popular and where great restaurants are popping up.