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Food Hard to Get 21

Food hard to get

Even though I know logically there are lots of food that are hard to get in Korea, especially if you live in the countryside, my brain seems to love dreaming about them. And for some reason I’m reveling in an avocado and sour cream shower… strange because I don’t always eat those foods together.

I’ve heard people say that their avocado experiences in Korea have always been disappointing so it’s one of the reasons why I don’t really try. In Australia I’d eat them almost every day, so I think chasing that past life may just make me homesick while trying to come to terms with a bad quality avocado.

However, sour cream is obtainable in Seoul so I may try to bring some of that back to the countryside.

But it seems that the longer I go without some of my favourite foods, the more ridiculous the dreams get. What ridiculous food dreams have you had?

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Making Kimchi 10

Making Kimchi

Here is our vlog from Saturday as well. You can see some of the kimchi making. If you want to see the vlogs as they are uploaded, make sure you subscribe to the vlogging channel.

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Pheasant 18

Pheasant

So many of our conversations seem to go like this. I will marvel at the beauty of an animal, while he is just thinking about how it tastes.

Yesterday’s vlog:

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Korean Traffic 15

Korean Traffic

I’ve been living in Korea for almost 1 year but I’m still not used to Korean traffic or how unsafe it is for pedestrians . We almost got mowed down by a church van, but as Mr Gwon pointed out, once they hit us and kill us it would be convenient if they drove us to heaven too.

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RANDOM STUFF IN SEOUL 1

This is some of what we did in Seoul on the weekend!

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Pepero Day 7

Pepero Day

No one told me that I didn’t have to eat them ALL on Pepero Day!…..just kidding. I did manage to eat about 4 boxes though…

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Iksan Ten Million Chrysanthemum Festival 1

For more information click here.

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Iksan Vlogs 2

Here are our vlogs in Iksan. We are here for the Iksan Ten Million Chrysanthemum Festival (익산천만송이국화축제). Information here.

Friday’s vlog:

Saturday’s vlog:

You can check out Dom and Hyo here.

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Racism in Korea 14

Serious topic! As with any serious topic, there are many aspects and we can’t cover all of them. We talk about where we feel Korea is at right now in regards to racism, our experiences and some of the things people should know when talking about racism in Korea. Also we talk about how it’s good to also look at racism in our own countries and what needs to be improved as well.

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Korea Drama Awards 3

Not only is the Jinju Lantern Festival on right now but there is also a Drama Festival. The Korea Drama Awards were also held and we decided to go check it out. We didn’t expect to see anyone but we happened to see the red carpet. We filmed what we could for all you Korean drama fanatics out there. You can also see what it’s like to be in the crowd at a red carpet event like this and how many people there are.

And here is the vlog of the day on our vlogging channel.

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Harsh Reality 20

Harsh Reality

Although I’m completely aware that I’m technically an ahjumma because I am a married woman, there is a difference between knowing that and then actually being called an ahjumma. So it was a shock! Sophie and Chloe think the article title was meant as a fun way because I don’t look like an ahjumma but my first thoughts were, “OMG I am so old”.

The image that comes to mind when thinking of the word “ahjumma” is not a look that I am ready for yet…

Also check out yesterday’s vlog where I get very honest. Make sure you subscribe to the vlogging channel because I won’t always post the video here.

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Commenting on Comments – Chuseok 4

Yesterday was a really big day but we still tried to film our Commenting on Comments and edit it. We managed to do that but then exporting took too long and it was already 2am, so we had to sleep and wait until today. So sorry this video is a bit late!

We show you a little bit of Chuseok, talk about Korean towels and ahjummas in the mountains, open a package and Hugh’s cousins bust in with some fireworks.

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Seoul Vlog 13

We vlog about using the Seoul subway and visiting Hyunwoo from Talk to Me in Korean and seeing adorable baby Joon! Hyunwoo took Hugh to Project S School so Hugh could try some Martial Arts Tricking. He did really well for his first time! If anyone in our area (Jinju area) does this, let us know!

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Cricket Team 12

Cricket Team

He is very vocal about his dislike of cricket. Though… he does have an Australian Cricket singlet… his excuse is that it was cheap.

I’m sure others living in another country have had this feeling before. On days where you are missing home a little bit and there is something that is in your country and even though you never particularly liked it, something makes you start to feel patriotic.

I’m not particularly patriotic and there are lots of things I dislike about Australia but the longer I am in Korea, the more Australian I feel. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. (Obviously cricket wasn’t “invented” in Australia but it’s ingrained in our culture and seen as an important sport in Australia).

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Humidity 26

Humidity

I’m finding the Korean summer worse than the Australian summer because of the humidity. Also it’s not easy to go swimming here, so there isn’t any really good ways to cool off. There is a lot less air conditioning as well. Especially out in the countryside.

At least the state of my hair has been amusing to Mr Gwon.

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