Dumb challenge but so fun!
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This reminds me of that scene in The Simpsons:
Homer: I’m like that guy. That Spanish guy. You know, he fought the windmill…
Marge: Don Quixote?
Homer: No, that’s not it. What’s-his-name, the Man of La Mancha.
Marge: Don Quixote.
Marge: I really think that was the character’s name. Don Quixote.
Homer: Fine! I’ll look it up! (Goes to look it up).
Marge: Well, who was it?
Yup, pretty much. He wasn’t saying “Okay, you were right,” he was saying “Okay” angrily because he didn’t want to admit I was right! hehe.
Not only was the curtain moving creepily while we filmed this but last night there was a strange dragging sound on the roof… but nothing there. I’m sure there are logical explanations, but it’s fun to be scared sometimes.
We chat about some recent comments on comics and videos!
Now I REALLY want to make guacamole… but avocados are too hard to get in Korea.
Often these moments aren’t because of English being his second language, it’s just that he can’t remember a name. He knows if he says a word that maybe sounds like it that I will most likely guess it.
Like when people say things like, “You know the guy? He’s in that thing? You know the thing with a guy? And then there is that person?” And if someone is good friends or married they know what the person is talking about.
(And yes he was singing Thrift Shop).
We had a really nice day today and managed to find some time to have a nice double date with some friends (a couple that matchmaker Hugh put together actually). We drove up into the mountains to this hanok (traditional style Korean house) which is also a cafe. Seriously a scene in a drama needs to be filmed here.
In this Ask Korean Guys, Hugh sits down with Jongdae who is another YouTuber to talk about high school and how it might be different going to school in Seoul compared to the countryside, and their personal experiences.
The school Hugh is talking about is actually the one near our house and you can see it in the latest vlog:
Australians travel a lot. I know sometimes the government is concerned that there isn’t much domestic tourism because we all go overseas. But we still love Australia… Hugh was just trying to get a reaction out of me.
He knows what the internet is for!
Actually he doesn’t have Tumblr, so he only sees what comes up on my dash and needless to say, I follow blogs with a lot of Kpop gifs.
This is the music video we were watching:
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So this really happened! Simon and Martina have recently moved to a new apartment and when we came to stay they wanted Hugh to check the ondol heating because it wasn’t working. We ended up getting the apartment guy to have a look and there was a problem. While he had his head under the sink, this gross brown water suddenly started spurting up. But it wasn’t poo! Don’t worry. It was rust water. Apparently the previous owner had never cleaned out this thing. It was pretty bad. The sink was about to overflow and the dishes in the sink were getting covered by rust water and the animals were waiting to get fed. But while all this was happening, Simon was in the living room uploading videos. Now, he could see us, and he could hear us, but he ignored it all! And then finally when we wanted a reaction from him, he was more excited about finding the remote under the sofa cushion. You are no help at all Simon!
Our life is a bit strange now because we can go to Seoul for a weekend and hang out with very cool people and have some amazing experiences and then we come back to the countryside and literally back to a rural village full of old people.
While it’s not like we dress up a lot in Seoul, something as simple as a spiky earring can be worn in Seoul but Mr Gwon is not comfortable wearing it around his friends out in the countryside. Especially friends he grew up with. Right away they make comments on it and tell him it’s stupid. People wear completely different clothes out here and can be more judgmental if it doesn’t fit in with what they think is good. Being a huge city, Seoul is a place where people can really experiment with fashion, but it’s pretty different in other areas of Korea.
The funniest aspect of this is that Mr Gwon’s countryside friends will try to dictate to him what is fashionable at the moment. One friend told him that his haircut is out of fashion now and that is was fashionable 2 years ago. Never mind that many people, including celebrities, have this type of haircut right now or that it’s about what suits the face more than what is considered cool, these friends seem to want to force everyone else to dress like them.
Have you had experiences like this? Have you moved away and when you’ve come back to your hometown people want to criticise what you are wearing and how you look?
We’ve been having a really nice time in Seoul, but I haven’t been able to make any comics while here. We have been vlogging though, so you can check out what we did yesterday!