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Wedgie 14

wedgie

Do you call it a wedgie in your country? When you yank someone’s underwear up? Apparently still can’t escape them in adult life.

This happened in yesterday’s vlog, but I filmed right after it happened, not when it happened.

If you want to see the vlogs as soon as they go up, you gotta subscribe to that channel!

Also the stolen video problem has been resolved. YouTube shut down that channel that was stealing videos from vloggers.

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Slow Day 4

Slow Day

But there are so many gifs……

Today was such a slow day. You know those days where you do everything so slowly and everything is distracting?

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Nice Spelling 6

Nice Spelling

He has an email address like “Korai123″ that was his spelling of Korea back before he could speak English. Because he edits and exports the videos, he also names the files and there are many interesting names and spellings…

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No Vlogs 11

No vlogs

One of the reasons why I decided to start the vlogging channel is because I enjoy many other YouTubers who also have vlogging channels. So sometimes I’m waiting to see their vlogs… but hypocritically I haven’t always uploaded my vlog either… oops.

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Sleep Forever 7

Sleep Forever

This might not seem that funny now but we were so tired when this happened and giggled for ages. The only requirement was to wake up…

Check out yesterday’s vlog:

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Do Something Interesting 6

Do Something Interesting

Just a quick comic today… about nothing. I always have some comic ideas but when I need something that won’t take long to draw, I do rely on him sporadically doing something that can be easily made into a quick comic. Because his face is still healing from his plastic surgery falling down the stairs, we haven’t gone anywhere or done anything, so not much inspiration.

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The Simpsons Quote 10

The Simpsons quote

This is a topic we’ve talked about before – not having similar childhoods. Our childhoods were influenced by different TV shows, movies, trends and books. While Mr Gwon has seen many episodes of the The Simpsons and has heard many of the famous quotes from it, he saw and heard it as an adult, he didn’t absorb it when he was young. He didn’t quote it with his siblings and in the school playground with his friends. The perfect quote doesn’t come to mind in certain situations and he doesn’t pick up on the times when I do it, even if it has been explained to him, because it just wasn’t part of his childhood or teen years. Although not every western person my age watched The Simpsons, they would have been very aware of it and how it affected our generation. For example Sophie wasn’t allowed to watch it as a child but she was aware of the characters and some of the jokes and the influence it had. It is such an iconic TV show, especially the earlier episodes.

The top video that comes up from the scene I was quoting is just someone filming a TV, but look at how many views it has and how many people are reminiscing in the comments.

It’s also a kind of sad reminder that it doesn’t matter how well I can speak Korean later, there will be some things that he says that I just won’t understand because our childhoods were so different.

(Oh and why was I on that gym equipment? I was just laying on it but he pushed the button and made me go upside down… I think you are supposed to do sit-ups or something. I didn’t do that).

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New Hunger Games 10

New Hunger Games

Okay I had my “man boob” mistake but now it’s his turn with thinking the new Hunger Games movie was called “The Monkey King”. He thought there would be a lot of monkeys in it…

I’m sorry there wasn’t a comic yesterday, I was busy finishing a painting for a commission. I posted it on the social media here.

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CL Song 11

CL SONG

멘붕 is an abbreviation of 멘탈 붕괴 which means something like being really shocked and not even being able to think in that moment. It is often translated as “mental breakdown” in English which I don’t think is the best translation. Mental breakdown in English can still very much mean a very serious mental state that needs hospitalisation and completely disrupts someone’s life. Sometimes when I see translations and it’s translated into “I had a mental breakdown”… well they didn’t really, not how we might think in English, they were just very shocked in that moment, more like a WTF moment.

On a lighter note, it still sounds like “man boob” to me.

In other news: we just passed 12 thousand subscribers on YouTube! Thank you everyone. If you want to see all our videos, make sure you SUBSCRIBE.

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The Laundry 11

Laundry

This is how he pranks me… as far as pranks go, it’s not too bad!

He has more free time than me so it’s his job to do stuff like laundry. He is so bad at acting on camera but for some reason he is an amazing actor when he wants to fool me. He has done it in a variety of ways like pretending to forget to buy the things I needed, or refusing to make me ramen when I’m stressed and busy, and then at the last moment, when I’m starting to get angry, he will say “Surprise!” And he has actually done whatever it is he was supposed to do. Much better than not doing it at all I guess.

 

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Old Photos 10

Old Photos

Looking at these older photos has really helped motivate him to get in shape again. But really, I’m pretty happy and don’t need a refund haha!

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Choice 5

Choice

A bit of alcohol usually improves his English. A little bit more… doesn’t seem to help at all. He was terribly embarrassed at the silly things he said last night. I think that “You can’t choice my life” was the best one though.

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New Look 25

New Look

Even drawing his facial hair, I can’t make it not look creepy! Actually it looks quite good in real life, but when it’s just a moustache………errr…. not great.

 

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Foreign Girls 8

Foreign girls

He was supposed to say, “No, you are not annoying!”

One of the interesting things about meeting his old friends is seeing what their perception of him was, and also their perceptions of themselves. They always thought there was no way that Mr Gwon would be the one to live in another country, marry a foreign woman, speak English well, and travel that much. But he was the one to do it. This friend in particular hadn’t seen him for 14 years and was so shocked to hear him speaking English naturally with me. This friend didn’t do any of that and settled down in Korea with a Korean woman (though I’m sure he is happy too).

On the topic of marrying foreign women, we have another friend who wants to marry someone who is foreign. Now there are lots of reasons why a Korean man wants to marry a foreign woman and before I’ve talked about foreign brides for older men, or men who can’t find wives. Those are arranged marriages that are supposed to benefit both the man and the woman who is usually from a developing country. This is nothing like that.

I think many people can jump to the conclusion that a Korean man interested in foreign women is motivated by some fantasy of foreign women, especially western women, that is influenced by the media. That is not always the case. A lot of it just comes down to culture. For example, this friend finds it difficult to find the traits he wants in a partner in Korean women because of Korean culture and Korea being an Asian, community orientated society. He wants a wife that shares his passions and interests (as he is an outgoing adventurous, wanting to be different, type of guy) and personally he has found it harder to meet someone who also wants to break away from what society expects in Korea. It makes sense that he may find what he is looking for if he looks for a woman who is from an individualistic culture (Individualistic cultures include the U.S., Australia, Great Britain, Canada) rather than a culture with more of a group mentality. Usually it’s not about looks at all. It’s about people finding the best match for them. Hopefully he will be able to meet the right person for him.

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Bad Side 5

Bad Side

Because I’m the one making the comics it is usually showing the funny or annoying things Mr Gwon does. Every time I do something annoying or stupid I tell him to make a comic but he doesn’t because he hates drawing. I showed a situation where I’m annoying him this time though.

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