There aren’t many white people here so I do get stared at a lot. It doesn’t bother me until…. it’s teenage girls walking behind me and laughing! That’s when I get paranoid. Is there something wrong with me? Do I have something on me? Are they just laughing because I’m different? Most likely it’s nothing to do with me, and they aren’t even as bad as Australian teenagers but there is still something unnerving about it. Also I don’t have the fluency in language to deal with it if something happened.
It’s so weird because of course I was once a teenage girl but the older I get the more annoying and scary teenagers get!
깔깔이를 자주 입으시는분들, 아직도 깔깔이를 가지고 계시는분들. 인증샷 공유하면 재밌겠네요 ㅎㅎ 사진은 여기 블로그나 저희 Facebook에 남겨주시며 좋겠네요^^ 아~군대 갔다온지가 오래되었는데, 깔깔이 입으니깐 군대 있을때 생각 나네요. 요즘 깔깔이가 가볍고 따뜻한게 좋네요. 엣날꺼에 비해서 디자인도 세련된거 같고요. 그리고 좋은 의견이나 궁금한점 있으시면 저희 블로그나,페이스북,트위터, 유튜브에 댓글 남겨 주세요. 그리고 저희 블로그 MyKoreanHusband 많이 사랑해주세요.
Those that follow him on Instagram might have noticed his interesting ways of spelling of “sauce”. I can’t talk though, my spelling in Korean is atrocious.
Although he doesn’t have perfect grammar or pronunciation in English, he is very good at expressing himself and talking about complex ideas, which I think is more important than just having perfect grammar but not being able to convey your own ideas.
What about you guys? What is a word you always get wrong?
Sometimes it feels like I’m learning two different languages at the same time…
Also, I didn’t put in any romanisation of the Korean because I know a lot of people can read Korean, even if they can’t understand the words and hopefully the gist of the comic is understood by those that can’t read any.
Something we didn’t mention in the video was WHY Korean men have to do compulsory military service but I think most people are pretty aware of North Korea. South Korea and North Korea are still technically at war because a formal peace treaty was never signed. With such an unpredictable and unstable threat right across the border, South Korea needs a very large military force. If there wasn’t compulsory service they wouldn’t have the manpower. The issue of ending compulsory service does comes up, but with provocations every now and then from North Korea it’s very hard to even just scale it back a bit. However, the Western media always blows up the North Korea issue, so don’t think North Korea is going to launch huge attacks or anything like that.
It is interesting how people’s perceptions and views are formed by the country they grow up in. Many people understand the need for the military but there are others from countries that have no military and have a very negative view of the military that are critical of anyone who does military service. I think it’s very unfair to judge those that have to do compulsory service and it’s best to have a balanced view. Korean men that do their service don’t necessarily agree with all decisions made by the military, it doesn’t mean they agree with war, but it’s their national duty.
You get very used to the military presence in South Korea. Everywhere there are men in uniform and military vehicles and get a bunch of Korean guys together and inevitably the topic of military service will come up. Men that don’t do their service become excluded from these conversations, can find it hard to connect to other guys and can even not be hired for jobs because they didn’t do it. When the majority of the male population have given up 2 years of their life for their country, it’s important for them to see that Kpop idols are doing it too.
So what we said in the video was just our guess about Big Bang – that at least some members will likely enlist after their comeback (“comeback” in the Kpop sense of the word).
And that’s why I had to finish my comic this morning!
I’m watching I need Romance 3 at the moment and I’m enjoying it so much. Especially after the terrible kissing in The Heirs! So nice to watch a drama with real kissing instead of the standing still with eyes wide open…..ugh… hate that so much.
This was so funny to my parents-in-law because I had been speaking to my husband and I used informal language, but because of the timing it sounded like I had replied to my father-in-law with informal language which is really rude! They knew that I hadn’t done that on purpose but because it sounded like I had, they laughed so hard. Especially because my father-in-law had softly said, “It’s okay” and then I had yelled, “It’s not okay!!!”
It’s been the running joke in the house for a few days. Every time I walk into the room my parents-in-law say, “안괜찮아!”
This is a new type of video we will be doing. All in Korean! While it’s aimed at Koreans, there will be subtitles for English speakers.
Why did it take so long for Mr Gwon to do a video in all Korean? Well like he said in the video, it’s actually hard to come back to speaking Korean all the time and he often forgets words. Not only that, but Korea doesn’t really have a big YouTuber community and there aren’t that many Koreans doing videos like other countries because there can be a lot of judgement about it. My husband had to break through those fears in order to do this video. While he has become comfortable speaking English on camera…. Korean is another story.
The other announcement we have is that we have a new video schedule!
Monday: There will be a “Commenting on Comments” video where we will talk about some of your comments (and maybe open some fan mail).
Wednesday: This will be the day for “Mr Gwon Time”.
Friday: The video on Friday will always be an “Ask Video” so it could be “Ask Korean Guys”, “Ask the wives of Korean guys”, “Ask GD” or Mr Gwon and I might answer some questions.
There will be videos on other days as well but those ones won’t have a set day. So we will be making at least 3 videos a week for you guys. We also have a bonus channel where we will be putting up some random stuff very soon.
I have not played a game like that in a long long time…. I am terrible! Make sure you go vote who you think won and check out their YouTube Channel. Steph and I also did a livechat on the weekend together as well, about Asian dramas!