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Month: April 2018

Authentic Australian Food?

What is Australian food?

What we actually eat in Australia is such a big variety and from all different countries so it’s hard to say what exactly Australian food is. There are very few foods invented in Australia because Australia, when referring to the start of European settlement (invasion), is very young. There hasn’t been enough time to really develop something specific and it’s a country of immigrants that brought their own amazing food.

There is one thing invented in Australia though, and I show Hugh in this video.

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Australian Markets

Farmers Markets

Since we are out in the countryside while in Australia we went to the local farmers markets. This is the first time our baby Yul has been to Aussie markets, though he has been to Korean markets many times. We like going to farmers markets to buy meat and produce because we can buy direct from farmers.

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Australian House Tour

What does Hugh think of Australian houses?

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Baby Fashion

Baby Fashion

This is why parents will be dressed in just anything while their baby looks adorable in cute clothes. We don’t have time to dress ourselves well usually and even less time when we spend time planning the baby’s outfit.

My friends who are also mothers have said they count the stains on their clothes and if it’s only a few stains it’s okay to still wear. I feel more pressure in Korea to dress Yul really nicely. At the moment we are visiting Australia and it’s still hot so most of the time he is only wearing a nappy (diaper) anyway.

As we were driving from Sydney to my home town we stopped off at a country town on the way and went into the local shopping centre. I saw other parents holding babies who were wearing very little clothing and I felt better about Yul not wearing much. He was suddenly in the Australian heat after being in colder Korean weather and was a bit cranky in the heat. However, in Korea, even in the summer you don’t see babies only in nappies while out and lots of my mother friends have been scolded by older women because their babies weren’t wearing socks. In Korea there is a big worry about babies not being warm enough (even in hot weather), but in Australia our concerns tend to be making sure a baby doesn’t overheat and Australian style is much more casual!

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