At the moment the plan is to live in Korea for 2 years but that is flexible. It’s something we’ve been thinking about ever since we started dating because I really want to have this experience, and it will be good for my husband to be near his family. We’ll be staying with them first before finding our own place. Still not sure if we will move somewhere near Seoul or Busan.
We will be blogging full-time, which is hard to explain to some people. A lot of people aren’t that aware of how bloggers make money. Also a lot of people can be quite dismissive about our book deal as well. Oh well, if we’d listened to people in the beginning we’d never have started a blog, but now look how far we’ve come. We’ve got money saved up so we can survive for quite a while as well.
It’s something we’ve really thought about too. In Australia my husband had a pretty easy job with good pay but if he works in Korea for a company he will be working twice as much for only half the pay. He’d be away from me all the time as well even though I’d be in Korea too. If he had to do that we probably wouldn’t be moving to Korea.
Hopefully we’ll have some interesting videos coming up. My husband’s family lives in a very rural area and don’t speak any English. I’ve done about 1 year of Korean study and am constantly hearing Korean, but I’m still very much a beginner. It’s going to be hard for me.
I have a feeling my husband may get some reverse culture shock as well. He has been in Australia for a while. But it’s still all very exciting!
How do you feel when people use adblock or tell other people to use adblock?
It’s something we understand from a consumer’s perspective because ads are very obtrusive and they do ruin the experience and it’s something that I wish wasn’t necessary-
Well okay, we’re trying to think of a way… because I understand that. I read a lot of manga online and it has obnoxious ads everywhere and I’m like “I shouldn’t but…” and I’ll block them so I can actually read it. But we’re trying to think of something now, which we saw from another YouTube website, where it allows you to remove the ads and stuff from our website but people have to pay once per year – like $5 or $10 or something.
I know that it sucks, like I’d rather offer everything for free but you can’t operate that way, so we are trying to find a way to create a better user experience for people.
But it gives them a choice-
If they are interested. Like a premium version.
Like if they don’t mind ads and it doesn’t bother them then go for it: it’s free. And we are actually very careful with our ads, like we don’t want ads coming up like “Date sexy Korean girls”. So we know our advertisers and we are trying to think of a way to help people that don’t want the ads.
And some people have complained about some of the ads that are generated. Like some of them are generated ads and we have an advertiser manager and when we hear a complaint we are like “Well this ad was offensive can you remove that ad?” Because we can’t see every single ad, every country has different ads. So we understand you (to the fans)… we just wish you didn’t…. *laughs*
This is a new segment on our YouTube channel! My husband doesn’t watch much new Kpop, so in these videos he watches a new release music video and makes some comments on it! Often when I’m watching new Kpop he makes very quick judgements like “They are stupid”, but by sitting him down and forcing him to watch the videos I think he may discover that he actually likes some songs…
First up we have VIXX with Hyde.
If you have a suggestion, leave a comment on here or any of the social media.
We’ve been trying to help my husband’s parents as much as we can on their farm. Usually it’s just the two of them and everything takes a long time. When there are four people working things get done a lot faster.
So many of the elderly women in the town would walk by and tell me that I shouldn’t be working. They would criticise my in-laws for “forcing” me to work. One tried to tell my husband that they should be paying me. But marrying into a Korean family, I should be helping! My parents make my husband help with stuff when we are in my home town, so of course I’ll help his parents.
He always has to point out when someone has the same family name as us. Though… it’s always cool people, I haven’t seen him point out, “Oh he is Gwon family… he is axe murderer!”
SBS PopAsia is an Australian digital radio station and music video show on TV. (Note: This is different to SBS in Korea). They play music from Asia, though the majority of it is Kpop. It is awesome to be in Australia and turn on the TV, just normal free to air tv, and see Korean music videos.
Guys…. he is obsessed with his Facebook fanpage. He really tries to answer all the comments but I think there will come a point where he just can’t. He is on it before he goes to bed at night and gets up earlier than me to go on it because he is excited to talk to people and to share his favourite music.
He has always been more social than me, he LOVES talking to people, but I do think he will have to slow up at some point. These days I can’t reply to all the comments on the blog, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. I read every single one but if I replied to all my head might explode and I’d have no time to do anything else. I’m really sorry that I can’t always reply.
I think part of the reason why he loves having a fanpage is because he has realised that people actually like him and like talking to him. When the blog suddenly got a lot of attention and was on Naver and all that, although the online attention we got was positive, in our personal lives we got a lot of negativity, especially from some of my husband’s friends. I think it all came down to jealously but unfortunately it was expressed in ways that hurt my husband. A few friends in particular were very clear that they believed this success was only because of me, and that my husband was just lucky that he married me and they resented him for getting popular from doing nothing.
The thing is… this blog is ABOUT my husband. If I wasn’t with him I would never have started it. He is my inspiration and my muse. He is the one still working while I blog, even though I don’t earn money yet. I can only do this because of him. Not only that, but it’s becoming a joint project now. My husband is the one who will be doing the editing of videos for our YouTube channel and we have big plans for the future.
Anyway I just want to thank everyone for interacting with him because it makes him excited and happy and makes him feel a part of all this now.
I had to explain that sometimes really good movies don’t win, especially if there are lots of other good movies nominated too, and at least Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress. Les Miserables also won Best Sound Mixing and some Makeup and Hair one…. haha. Would have been nice if Hugh Jackman had won though, especially as he is Australian.
Did you see the Les Miserables Medley that the cast performed? HERE. Amazing.
I can’t even remember what I was going to show him… some quote or something.
Tumblr really sucks you in. I avoided it for a while until some fans started suggesting it, so I figured, why not? At first I mostly just followed some art and fashion blogs, but then I started following some BigBang and GD ones, so pretty soon my dashboard was just all photos and gifs of BigBang, and especially GD. Whoops. So when my husband was standing behind me and watching I couldn’t even redeem myself with something more…. mature, the only thing that came up that wasn’t BigBang was a Disney thing…..
My husband has no idea about Tumblr so when he saw me scrolling through my dashboard he was annoyed at the amount of BigBang. BUT, for all his complaints, Bigbang is actually one of his favourite Kpop groups, don’t let his grumpy face fool you.
The My Korean Husband Tumblr has most of the comics from the main blog but sometimes also has some extra drawings or quotes.
GD jealousy again… Of course it would be cool to see GD! I really doubted that he would be in Sydney but this guy had the same build as him and was wearing a hoodie with the same thing GD has for a tattoo and those type of shorts GD wears, so for a second I was like “….maybe?” Yup not him.
Please come to Sydney GD! I really hope he does but since Big Bang never come here I doubt he will.