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Q & A – Why we make videos

Answering your questions

In this new video we answer some questions you guys had on Twitter and Facebook. This is the easiest video to do at the moment while still adjusting to being parents. We have a new BIG video coming in the next few weeks though.

We talk about what it’s like to be parents now. It still doesn’t really feel like we are, but hopefully we are doing a good job. Hugh has taken to it very naturally. Some advice some friends gave me before Yul was born was to let Hugh do a lot of things, even if I feel like I should take over because I’m the mother. Having a tiny baby can be scary, especially for new fathers who may have very little experience with babies. Making sure Hugh gained confidence early really helped us to be able to share the workload equally. Another disadvantage that we use to our advantage is that because my Korean is not good enough (and the fact that I’m not Korean), Hugh has to organize all the things like his medicine and appointments. There has been a lot of discussion in Western media this year about the ’emotional burden’ women have in marriages where they have to be the one organizing everything, especially when it comes to children. Things that a husband may not even realise his wife does, which leads to inequality within a marriage. Since Hugh has no choice but to take on these organizing roles it takes a burden off me. This works for our marriage, and lets me still pursue my career goals.

Although having a new born is very tiring, we are very happy! Every day is different and it’s amazing to see how quickly Yul is changing. We made the choice to show him on our blog and YouTube channel in an appropriate and responsible way. It’s a hard choice creators have to make when they have a child and to not show him at all would mean we probably wouldn’t be able to do YouTube in the way that we want to. As Hugh talked about in the video, showing positives of multicultural families is important to us and we want to share our life with all the lovely people who have been following us for years and have been so supportive. These days children can easily make social media accounts and be online from a very young age (often behind their parents’ backs), so we will carefully curate his online presence and teach him how to be responsible and the dangers of it. Once he is older, if he wants all videos with him taken down we will happily do that for him. It’s a changing world and we are doing our best to navigate it.

There were many questions and we couldn’t answer them all, but thank you for submitting them!

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Introvert VS Extrovert in Marriage

We chat about what it’s like being an introvert and an extrovert in marriage. (This video was filmed a few weeks ago, you may notice Hugh is not as slim here as he is in recent videos).

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Han and Hugh talk about some more reverse culture shock they experienced when going back to Korea.They talk about the cold, greetings, internet speed and foreigners.

(This was filmed back when we were in Australia and sorry for bad lighting).

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Drinking, Vegans and Street Food in Korea

There isn’t a new comic today because we are busy in Seoul, but there will be a new comic and a new webtoon on Monday.

We do have a new Ask Us video up!

For more info about drinking and being vegan in Korea, check out the comment section on YouTube because there is advice from other foreigners in Korea.

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Live in another country?

New Ask Us video!

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Favourite Childhood Toys

In this Ask Us video we talk about our favourite toy when we were children, chestnuts and where we will live in the future.

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Christmas in Korea and Honeymoon

Something else that we didn’t mention in the video was that even though Christmas is viewed as a Christian holiday in many countries, there seems to be not much connection between it and actual Christianity in Korea, at least not to the extent that I’m used to. Even though many Koreans are Christians, I see a lack of nativity scenes and religious symbolism but instead lots and lots of Santa and Christmas tree stuff. I think in Western countries, even if you aren’t religious, you may go to church on Christmas with family because it’s tradition, but it doesn’t seem to be the thing here as it’s not as ingrained into the culture. Also the fact that it’s a couple holiday and not a family holiday seems to play a part in that. To me Christians seem very insular here and although they go to church on Christmas, it’s not the welcoming services for all that I see Western churches doing. I just doubled checked with Hugh and his response was like, “Why would anyone else go to church on Christmas??”

For me I think that’s one of the disappointing things about Christmas in Korea, besides from it being a couple thing, there isn’t that type of Christmas service that everyone feels they can go to.

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