…..I did end up using some of his cash. I needed floral leggings for an 80′s theme party I’m going to…..so it was very important.
Giveaway time! We picked up some stuff in Korea for our lovely readers. We have 3 little packs of Korean notebooks, stickers and book clips for you!
There will be 3 winners. The packs are all slightly different.
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section! But please no spamming or entering on multiple accounts.
The winners will be chosen in a week or two.
He says he points it out because he is just curious, but I can’t help thinking that he is doing it just to annoy me.
Where he grew up, and where we stay with his parents, is quite rural, which usually means not many foreigners. Especially his very small home town. I think the other nonKorean there is a woman from Vietnam. We usually see foreigners when we go to Jinju but it’s still not that often, so it’s something to make note of. Often there is a nod or smile or acknowledgement as we pass by.
While we may see a foreigner every 3 days or so in that area, we see a foreigner like… every 3 minutes in Seoul! Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration but it seems like a lot. It is a bit strange after spending a lot of time in a rural area and getting used to being stared at and then going to Seoul and not getting a second look. Seoul is only a 3 hour bus ride away, but it can feel like a whole other world.
My husband is surprised at how many foreigners are in Seoul, either tourists or residents. The number has increased a lot over the years. When he was younger there were a lot less foreigners there, so it’s interesting to see how it’s changing.
We are back in Sydney safely. Really need to sleep though. Not just from travelling but because we were pretty busy for the whole 3 weeks we were away. I’ll upload a new comic or video tonight.
There are a lot of comments I need to reply to but I’ll do it later when I’m not so tired so they won’t just be gibberish like this jafboafohnafnafnafbabcabvjaka.
Okay sleep time!
So I’ve mentioned this a few times before, but it’s finally official. I signed with a Korean publishing company to have a comic book published. It will be targeted at a Korean audience and will be a lot of the stuff that is already on the blog. So English speakers- don’t worry, you won’t be missing out on a lot. Though, if you do want to practise your Korean, maybe the book will help.
This is just the first step but we are hoping to publish a comic book in English that shows how we met and a lot more stuff later on. Right now we are focusing on the book for the Korean market. So hopefully that will all go well.
Big thank you to everyone who reads the blog. I wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for you guys. I really appreciate everyone who follows the blog.
The YG building is pretty cool to see, not only because of the famous people but because the architecture is interesting too. For those that don’t know, YG Entertainment is the company that Kpop groups like BigBang and 2NE1 are under. If you have read all my posts back to the beginning I mention early on how I have a friend that lives right near it. She doesn’t like to stare too much because she has to walk by so much and doesn’t want others to think she is a stalker. We didn’t linger either because we were just walking past, but there are always a few fans there no matter what. Usually they wait by the convenience store across the road. I have no idea if they even get to see anything interesting because cars that stars get in to drive right up to the doors, so it would only be a glimpse IF you even saw anyone. I suppose there is small chance of someone going out to buy something from the store. I couldn’t do it though… I walked past one time in the rain on the way to the subway and fans were still there huddled under umbrellas.
We’ve been trying to help my husband’s parents as much as we can on their farm. Usually it’s just the two of them and everything takes a long time. When there are four people working things get done a lot faster.
So many of the elderly women in the town would walk by and tell me that I shouldn’t be working. They would criticise my in-laws for “forcing” me to work. One tried to tell my husband that they should be paying me. But marrying into a Korean family, I should be helping! My parents make my husband help with stuff when we are in my home town, so of course I’ll help his parents.
He is joking anyway because our money is all shared. However, I am concious of not spending too much because I contribute a lot less than he does. Over a year ago when I first said I wanted to pursue writing and blogging he told me he will support me no matter what. He knew this was important to me so he gave me the opportunity to try this while he works. I’m really really grateful to him and being able to have so much time for blogging and writing has been great. I’m working towards making a good income from it so he won’t have to work so hard.
We did this last night because it was rainy and we were just staying in. I really wanted to make something with all the excess strawberries. Strawberry shortcake would have been nice but ovens aren’t used much here, and no oven in this house. So we couldn’t do any baking…
Well it is very catchy…
So I mentioned before, it was 8 days filming for just 30 minutes. When things are all edited and put to music it looks so fun, but the reality is… you really are just walking along the street haha. Mr Gwon tries to imagine how it will be later by humming music, but he usually ends up doing some Eat Your Kimchi music instead of ours.
I’m curious to what music the documentary program will use.
So we haven’t had time to upload vlogs recently because we’ve had a crazy busy schedule. Being filmed is not so bad but having to constantly be doing something interesting can be really wearing. Apparently me messing around on the internet or watching movies on my laptop doesn’t make for interesting viewing. Who knew.
It has been hard, especially because I get tired very easily. I haven’t had a proper night’s sleep in a week! Ahhhh.
Do you know how long the program is? 30 minutes. Over a week filming for 30 minutes haha. But actually it was a good experience and the program is about showing our type of relationship in a positive light, so I hope people enjoy it.
We’ve been seeing a lot of friends in Korea. This particular friend is a very good Japanese chef. My husband knew him and his wife in Australia but they live in Korea now. So it’s true, GD comes to the restaurant quite regularly. Obviously we can’t say which restaurant it is though. Our friend has said that he can let me know when GD comes in but I don’t want to be a creepy stalker AND it’s a pretty expensive place. As much as I’d love to see GD, I don’t want to interrupt his privacy.
I had never thought that much about face size until I had Korean friends. The first few times people told me I have a small face I thought maybe it was an insult! Then I realised it was a compliment as I observed Korean friends complain about the size of their faces. The fact that GD has a small face doesn’t make me think “Oh that makes him so handsome!”, I think his face is handsome no matter what size. That fact annoys my husband a little bit though… hehehe.
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