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Month: May 2013 (page 1 of 6)

Co-worker

Coworker

Okay so why would someone ask something like this? Because it actually happens a lot here. A lot of fake marriages for visas happen. Of course my husband was offended that his co-worker assumed that his marriage was fake, because there are lots of love matches too where people end up with residency as well.

When we were putting our visa together we had to have soooo much evidence, it was very invasive and time consuming. And while we were doing it I was constantly reminded that we had to show so much evidence because of the people who have fake marriages.

So why do people do it? Some people just desperately want to live in Australia and some people just will do anything for money. A friend of mine knew a guy who was in his 20’s but paid a 40 year old Australian woman to marry him. We know  of lots of other incidents as well. It makes me angry and frustrated that those people who do it just make it harder for everyone that is in a genuine and committed relationship.

Because immigration has the huge job of sorting through partner visa applications, trying to decide which is real and which is fake, it takes longer for everyone and basically those with genuine relationships have their lives are on hold while they wait.

I honestly don’t know how people manage it. You get reviewed after 2 years and have to prove you are in a committed and ongoing relationship, but somehow people manage to fake it.

In conclusion, it’s not nice when people assume that because I’m an Australian woman that my husband must have paid to marry me and our marriage is a sham.

I hope anyone who has seen our blog can see our relationship is very real 🙂

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Oops. Okay now I know. So the word for pumpkin in Korean (호박) can mean ugly… so don’t use it as a pet name!

Besides from ‘baby’ sometimes, we don’t usually use English terms of endearment. We usually use the Korean ‘jagiyah’.

What about you? Do you have a pet name for your partner? Anyone have any weird ones?

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Korean Stuff Giveaway Winners

And the three winners, chosen randomly, are:

Maria Planelles Arago

anotherampersand

CRaines

Those winners need to send me an email at [email protected] to claim your prize!

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GD No Pants

GD No Pants

Okay actually he is wearing short shorts in the video, but it sure looks like he is not wearing pants!

CL (from 2NE1) has a new music video out that GD and a few others can be seen in.

 

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Wonji Food Videos

Two short videos on some food we ate in Korea. This is at Wonji, which is a small town near where my husband lives. But even small towns in Korea have many many restaurants.

 

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Vlog 11 – Cabin Fever

We still have some videos from Korea! Some are longer ones that need more editing but we also have silly short ones like this:

Does anyone else get the cabin fever song in their head from Muppet Treasure Island when they say ‘cabin fever’?

 

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Arrested Development

Sorry… if you don’t watch the TV show Arrested Development you may not understand this one!

Arrested Development

It’s very nice of him to go along with our practical joke. If you watch Arrested Development (it was cancelled years ago but now there are new episodes) you know why we got him to do this.

 

 

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