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Month: August 2012 (page 1 of 5)

Other Cutesy?

This comic is a response to a comment by Hannah Jade:

“Please do a post talking about other cutesy things that your boy likes! It’s fun hehe I wanna try them out >.<“

So I asked him:

So my advice is to be nice and make food but make rude hand gestures as well? Sorry that isn’t a good answer 🙁

There is a lot more freedom to be cute in Korean culture but it’s good to keep it more natural as well.

BUT I did try out the “bbuing bbuing” aegyo recently. My husband laughed so hard… but that might have been because it’s so ridiculous.

If you are unsure what that one is here is an example:

and another example


Some Days

(remember these comics are just about my experiences and not a guide to all Korean men! haha)

Oh the difference between TV and reality! Funnily enough though, the other week when out with Korean friends, the girls told me I was lucky that my husband was always well dressed and well groomed. I just laughed because they have seen him at his best- which isn’t often. Sometimes it’s a real stand off because I want him to change into something nicer before we go out and he seems to think it’s such an effort.

I have noticed a difference between guys in Korea and Korean guys in Australia who are on working holiday or student visas. There is less pressure in Australia to look good and if they are busy working or studying they don’t care as much. Where as actually in Korea you will see some amazingly stylish men and more emphasis on fashion.

I think my husband is still stuck in “working holiday mode” although he is actually a resident now.

I actually didn’t start watching Korean dramas until after I met my husband. So when I did it was like, “What? They are supposed to look like that?!”

I shouldn’t be too hard on him, he’d much rather buy me something pretty rather than spend any money on clothes for himself.


Says the guy still learning English, who uses Konglish and makes mistakes all the time…

Konglish is funny. Some words make a lot of sense, others are weird or completely different to the real English word. While I do enjoy some Konglish the biggest problem with Konglish is that Koreans often think it is real English. Some Koreans come to an English speaking country thinking “I’ll be fine, I know lots of English words.” Big difference between English and Konglish. While some like interphone/intercom really don’t matter there are plenty that sound like gibberish to native English speakers.

Some we can guess but you are probably going to be confused if a Korean says to you: “Fighting! I need to buy some fancy and then let’s go back to my apart for some skinship and eat some cream sand.”

10 points to whoever can translate that.

The other night while out with Korean friends I was asked if I wanted to play some ‘pocketball’? What? I was pretty confused for a while. Apparently that is pool/billiards.

Water Flick

Well let’s hope that was just water….

My husband swears this is a Korean thing and people with Korean partners will have experienced this. I think maybe he is justifying being a jerk hehe. Let me know in the comments section.

Dodgy Massage

While going for a walk…

And Koreans love cute sounding stuff! Oh well you can be almost 30 and sound like a 6 year old if you want.

In other news: There is a Facebook page now HERE.

And thank you for all the get well wishes. I’m feeling a bit better now.


Photo of Boat

Rude! He was joking luckily. But he does it with such a straight face. It is kind of a running joke with us because he often answers things with “Why do I need to?”

He did take a photo of me, but then laughed because my face looked stupid. Thanks!

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