Do you enjoy the food photos he posts on his Facebook and Instagram? I suffer because of them! Okay only for a few minutes. I’m not allowed to eat until he has taken a photo or video. He takes photos of everything he eats, even if he doesn’t post it online.
We are going to revamp his website soon and we are thinking maybe it should just be a food blog? What do you think?
This is an interesting cultural difference if you are from a western country where you probably haven’t had someone feed you since you were a child. I’ve had control of how much food I put in my mouth at once for most of my life, especially because a lot of the time I’ve eaten with a knife and fork and can cut things quite small. I often have trouble fitting things like gimbap or samgyupsal wrapped up in lettuce in my mouth. So when someone else does it to me, I often find it really difficult.
However, as my husband keeps pointing out to me, it’s seen as a loving gesture. People don’t do it to people they don’t like. When we were out at a galbi restaurant recently he got me to do it to his parents, insisting that is really nice for them. For me, I just felt like I was invading their personal space, so that is something I will have to get used to. Sometimes it is difficult because even though it’s a nice gesture, you don’t actually want to eat the thing they are putting in your mouth, and other times it’s just the shock when you aren’t expecting it… or maybe it’s just the way my husband does the surprise ram food into my mouth? If you are married to a Korean, do you find this difficult as well?
I have started getting used to it, but I do have those almost choking moments! And in that moment I feel like I’d rather die than spit out any food in front of people…
My husband has worked in Australian workplaces so knows about the laws about racism and discrimination. He knows his rights at work and when to make a complaint about something. He is not working in Australia any more but is applying those things to other areas of life now! So apparently I’m racist against octopuses because I won’t eat them but I eat prawns…
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.
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.
Sushi places are almost always run by Koreans here. But when you enter, the employees always greet you in Japanese and then go right back to talking in Korean to each other.
My husband prefers me to order in these situations because even though he knows they are Korean and they probably know he is Korean, he feels he has to speak in English to them and it makes him feel awkward. It’s really different to Korean restaurants where they are expecting him to just speak in Korean.
So he can be really lazy putting lids back on kimchi properly and doesn’t care about there being a strong kimchi smell, but suddenly he doesn’t like there being a strong cheese smell! The couple we are living with bought some fancy cheeses (if you guys are reading this, don’t worry! I don’t mind the cheese smell and it’s funny to see him react to it) and he complains every time he opens the fridge.
Anyone who has lived with Koreans probably knows that eye-watering kimchi smell every time they open the fridge. I don’t mind a bit of a smell but sometimes it can be too much. Is that why there are special kimchi fridges in Korea?
The reason is comic is up late is because I’ve had some problems with my tablet (Bamboo manga pen and touch) and the program I use Opencanvas. A driver was updated I think and since then I can’t scroll using the tablet, it zooms instead. It’s not a massive problem but it’s annoying and makes drawing harder… and it shouldn’t happen! With another program there doesn’t seem to be a problem but with opencanvas and opencanvas lite it’s doing it. I’m not sure if it’s the program or the tablet or both causing it. My tablet is getting old. We tried for hours searching for a solution but couldn’t find much and nothing worked. If you know how to fix this please tell me!
Actually this was the second time I’ve made roast pork this week because the first attempt was eaten mostly by him all in one day. I’m trying to ration the second one so we can use it in some other meals. He told me that it’s too delicious.
Then he asked the owner of the cafe (who is Korean) why there was no bear face on his latte! The owner was very apologetic and said it takes time and next time to please let them know that he wants it. I was embarrassed that he asked though!
However, the taro latte was really really nice! If you don’t know what taro is.. I’m not sure exactly how to explain… like a purple sweet potato? Anyway it’s used in some Asian desserts and is delicious.
There are more and more Korean style cafes popping up in Sydney and it’s really awesome.