Big thank you to everyone who gave us the present and lovely card at the Korean Cultural Office last Friday!
After that my husband went out drinking while I went home. I was with Sophie and Han (our friends we are staying with at the moment) while my husband didn’t think he’d be coming home until after 4am. So while he was partying, we ate his favourite chocolates as revenge. Still not sorry!
He also realised that if he buys 10 kit kats and eats them all he is just punishing himself as he wants to lose weight.
Oh big difference! We also call each other “babo” a lot too. Korean for stupid. It’s pretty much just like pet names for each other. Sometimes when I’ve mentioned our name calling there has been a few people who respond with “But that’s mean!” or “But that’s rude!” If it was really meant in that way it’s mean, but we do it with affection. And we don’t call each other names in anger. That’s my advice: call each other silly things with love, but don’t ever say them in anger.
Also he was pretending to climb over a railing about 5 storeys up to get a reaction from me!
He is doing it again right now and still didn’t want a spoon. We are staying with friends but in their ‘granny flat’/studio so we don’t have a proper kitchen. I was offering to just go into the main house and get him a spoon but he doesn’t think it’s necessary.
This one should be rated M for Mature… or maybe I for immature.
We are staying with our friends for a little while. If you watch our videos – it’s Han (fake GD) and his wife. When we went for this walk we talked about how sometimes it’s like being married to a 10 year old boy. Completely immature sometimes, but they do make us laugh.
‘Bogan’ is roughly the equivalent of the UK’s ‘Chav’ or ‘White Trash’ in the USA.
I’m not saying the band Bon Jovi is bogan, just that it’s the type of music that often appeals to bogans. My husband knows that as well, which was why he was scaring me like that. He just wanted to get a reaction…. which he did.
Thankfully he is not going to be a bogan any time soon, especially as it’s usually bogans being racist or telling him to “go back to where you came from”.
At the moment the plan is to live in Korea for 2 years but that is flexible. It’s something we’ve been thinking about ever since we started dating because I really want to have this experience, and it will be good for my husband to be near his family. We’ll be staying with them first before finding our own place. Still not sure if we will move somewhere near Seoul or Busan.
We will be blogging full-time, which is hard to explain to some people. A lot of people aren’t that aware of how bloggers make money. Also a lot of people can be quite dismissive about our book deal as well. Oh well, if we’d listened to people in the beginning we’d never have started a blog, but now look how far we’ve come. We’ve got money saved up so we can survive for quite a while as well.
It’s something we’ve really thought about too. In Australia my husband had a pretty easy job with good pay but if he works in Korea for a company he will be working twice as much for only half the pay. He’d be away from me all the time as well even though I’d be in Korea too. If he had to do that we probably wouldn’t be moving to Korea.
Hopefully we’ll have some interesting videos coming up. My husband’s family lives in a very rural area and don’t speak any English. I’ve done about 1 year of Korean study and am constantly hearing Korean, but I’m still very much a beginner. It’s going to be hard for me.
I have a feeling my husband may get some reverse culture shock as well. He has been in Australia for a while. But it’s still all very exciting!
This was really cute. I won’t say too much because of spoilers but the scene where the 3 of them are together and get their sonic screwdrivers out was what prompted him to run and get his one. He got really immersed in it!
Yup, it’s pretty quiet here! He is in Melbourne until Monday. Usually if I don’t have a comic idea I rely on him to either do something funny or remind me of another time where he did something interesting or funny. But he’s not here!
I’m glad he is having fun in Melbourne though. He did a lot of backpacking before he met me and he really loves travelling and meeting new people. But he called me last night and complained about how dirty everyone is in the backpackers he is staying in is! Maybe he has got too used to the comfortable married life?