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Month: August 2014 (page 3 of 5)

Over Water

Over Water

Yeah the butt poke is back. (As seen previously in this comic).

I am always vulnerable! It’s not fair to do it while being carried across a river!

Ask Korean Guys – Superpowers?

Han and Hugh talk about what superpower they want and if they would be a villain or a hero.

 

(We are filming more Ask Korean Guys with Daniel this weekend, so now is the time to ask questions!)

Cricket Team

Cricket Team

He is very vocal about his dislike of cricket. Though… he does have an Australian Cricket singlet… his excuse is that it was cheap.

I’m sure others living in another country have had this feeling before. On days where you are missing home a little bit and there is something that is in your country and even though you never particularly liked it, something makes you start to feel patriotic.

I’m not particularly patriotic and there are lots of things I dislike about Australia but the longer I am in Korea, the more Australian I feel. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. (Obviously cricket wasn’t “invented” in Australia but it’s ingrained in our culture and seen as an important sport in Australia).

Bad Side

Bad Side

Because I’m the one making the comics it is usually showing the funny or annoying things Mr Gwon does. Every time I do something annoying or stupid I tell him to make a comic but he doesn’t because he hates drawing. I showed a situation where I’m annoying him this time though.

You Are Here Cafe Opening

So as most of you know, we went to Seoul for the opening of the You Are Here Cafe. We went to support Simon and Martina (Eat Your Kimchi) because they are our friends and it’s a huge thing opening a cafe! Wow, we realise now how stressful it is! The You Are Here Cafe is not just Eat Your Kimchi but also Talk to Me in Korean (and also third party investors). So we got to meet Hyunwoo and some of the other Talk to Me in Korean people, which was great because we’ve known each other online for a while but hadn’t had a chance to meet yet.

We really really respect Simon and Martina for all the work they put in for this cafe. Those that were there on Saturday would have seen how busy they were all day. They didn’t have much sleep the night before, got to the cafe early in the morning and I think it was after midnight when we left. Then they had a meeting with Soo Zee and Leigh into the early hours of the morning. But it all turned out amazing! I heard there was over 1000 people there on Saturday. I can’t believe how many people were lining up! Some people waited 4 hours to get in? It was amazing just how excited people were about this.

It was great for us as well. We got to see some of you guys and we really appreciate everyone that said hi to us. What is really cool about the cafe is that it is a space for creative people to come together as well. In our video you’ll see a bunch of other bloggers. Often it’s hard for bloggers to meet up just because there isn’t anywhere good to hang out, but the You Are Here cafe is perfect for this. It also means it is easier for us to see you guys as well. When we are in Seoul we can let you know on the social media if we are going to be there and anyone who wants to see us can just come by.

Simon and Martina are so involved in this as well. They didn’t just leave everything for other people to do. Things like, some of the recipes are Martina’s own recipes, both of them are so involved in what goes on the menu (and it’s difficult catering to both international and a Korean customers), and even down to mundane things like it was so rainy on the Sunday when we went into the cafe, both Simon and Martina were out on the front lawn at different time putting away chairs and putting down lawn umbrellas in the rain and the mud. No matter how successful and popular they get, they are still just down to earth people.

On the Friday night there was the smaller, private opening which was really fun. We got to meet Brad from Busker Busker and his lovely wife. Hugh was too shy to talk to him for half the night because Busker Busker is huge in South Korea. But later they had a good chat.

We also invited Prince Mak from JJCC who I’ve been chatting to for a little while because we are both Aussies. Yay Aussies in Korea! Kpop stars’ lives are very very busy but he managed to get the night off and came and hung out. JJCC are going to be doing something very soon I think…. so make sure you check them out.

And now here are some photos (most of these are from Instagram):

you are here cafe

Prince mak and nichola

You Are Here Cafe

hugh and daniel

Bloggers

my korean husband eat your kimchi

Mr Gwon Time – What did you do here?

어렸을때 친구들하고 같이 자주 놀러왔던 진주성입니다. 그때는 어려서 그러면 안되는것 알면서도 여기서 술을 마시고 그랬었네요. 이제는 안그런답니다. ㅎㅎ 와이프랑 진주성 갔다가 옛날 생각하면서 비디오 한번 만들어봤습니다. 재미있게 봐주세요

 

Nichola- Mr Gwon is a great husband and a great guy… he just used to be a bit of a bad boy! I’m glad I didn’t know him when he was a teenager!

Haven’t left the house

Haven't left the house

He sure knows how to sweet talk me! My only competition was his mother!

Actually one of Mr Gwon’s pet peeves is when girls try to get their boyfriends/husband to say they are the prettiest girl in the world. He is much more logical and like “Out of all the women in the world, how could you possibly be the most beautiful?” When he worked at a casino in Australia he saw a lot of very beautiful women and was very honest with me about it but he always made the point that even though of course they are very beautiful, they can’t compare to me, simply because they aren’t me and I’m the one he wants. So I guess that is kinda romantic in itself?

So we never try to manipulate each other into saying things about being the most handsome or the prettiest. We both think we got a pretty good deal with who we married. He knows he can’t compare looks-wise to someone like GD, but he doesn’t have to because he is already with me.

So since we are open about those types of things he likes to have fun with it, like in the comic above. Or sometimes he likes to sing Flight of the Conchords lyrics to me, like “You’re so beautiful. You could be a part-time model…But you’d probably have to keep your normal job”.

 

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