Watch the video to see more about Hugh’s experience!
Earlier in the year Hugh travelled to Spain to compete in this TV show with contestants around the world. In this video we show you some footage of that while Hugh talks about the experience.
More from Hugh:
“When they first contacted me to be on a TV show I wasn’t sure if it was real or not. It was on my bucket list to be on a survival show like that. Realising it was real I was kind of nervous if I could do it or not. But was thinking that it’s a good way to challenge myself and could help my family. I want my son to be proud of me and my wife to be proud of me. So I said yes I would join.
I went to Spain to film this TV show called ‘Thru’. I went with another Korean Jina Kim who is also a YouTuber. It was my first time to go to Europe so I was very excited but at the same time I was very nervous.
I met other contestants and people were really nice, people from all different countries. I had a once in a lifetime experience. Because of this I met so many good people and now a few of them are my best friends, even though we are not in the same country.
I did my best, so I hope you enjoy the show. It was really fun, so if you want to challenge something in your life, I recommend you try next season too!”
This TV show is shown around the world so see if it’s available where you are. In Korea it’s on the ‘Insight TV’ channel if you have SK Broadband. It’s also available for streaming on their website. Click here.
This is a redo of a very very early comic, before I even had a tablet. Sometimes flight attendants can have trouble with Korean names, but it seems they have some tactics to avoid having to say the name. Fantastic!
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?
He was not happy! He has gone back to Sydney for work but I’m just staying in my home town for a few more days. He caught the train yesterday and there were soo many school kids on it because they were on a school excursion. We say ‘school excursion’ in Australia, but I think in the U.S. it’s ‘field trip’?
Anyway, he had to sit next to these kids for about 6 hours! He called me when he got to Sydney and said he didn’t talk to them because “they are evil.” They tried to talk to him of course, but he ignored them. He has had experience with naughty Australian children before, so he knew if he talked to them, they would realise he has a different accent. Then they’ll make fun of it or try to get him to says lots of things so they can be rude to him. He likes young children and babies, but school age children can just be so feral.
He gets angrier at naughty children than I do because he is the one from a hierarchical society. Of course children can be very naughty in Korea too, but the way Australian children can behave makes him even angrier.
He said when the kids were finally getting off the train, the teacher was herding them off and said to him, “Come on, get off the train,” thinking he was one of the kids. She then looked properly and saw that is was a very angry Asian man (it’s not like he is very small either!) and was embarrassed and apologised.
So I’m back in Sydney now. And I haven’t unpacked yet. I know I’m going to be forced to do it very soon though… My husband is starting his speech, “This is our plans for the day!” I know unpacking will be one of them.
This comic actually appeared on the Tumblr first, because I like to mix things up a bit.
This was last year when we went to Malaysia for a few days.
My husband did not realise that she’d said thank you in Korean when she’d handed our passports back. She saw he was Korean and so had used Korean and he just took his passport and walked away! Well it was about 4am.
It is funny when people don’t realise their native language is being spoken. My brother was asked directions by a Japanese student in Sydney one time. My brother speaks fluent Japanese and realised this guy was Japanese so gave detailed directions in Japanese. The guy made no acknowledge of my brother speaking his native language and went on his way. I wonder if it hit him later that a random Australian guy had spoken Japanese or if he was thinking, “Wow I can understand English really well!”
Sometimes I think I can understand Korean well but then I realise it’s because I’m just understanding all the loan words from English.