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Shushing

It’s pretty hard to get comics done at the moment but I’ve decided to draw some quick ones of small moments like this. I’m sure there are lots of parenting moments that other parents can relate to.

Yul Theodore is about 3 months old now and sleep really well…. during the day! He still thinks night time is a great time to be awake. He was like that in the womb too and was always very active at night. Of course Hugh and I are SO tired, so sometimes when I’m making the shushing sound to put him to sleep, I put myself to sleep instead…

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Nicholalala Webtoon episode: Playing in the snow

While I haven’t had the time to make as many regular comics, the Nicholalala webtoon on LINE WEBTOON is still updated every week.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST EPISODE!

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Q & A – Why we make videos

Answering your questions

In this new video we answer some questions you guys had on Twitter and Facebook. This is the easiest video to do at the moment while still adjusting to being parents. We have a new BIG video coming in the next few weeks though.

We talk about what it’s like to be parents now. It still doesn’t really feel like we are, but hopefully we are doing a good job. Hugh has taken to it very naturally. Some advice some friends gave me before Yul was born was to let Hugh do a lot of things, even if I feel like I should take over because I’m the mother. Having a tiny baby can be scary, especially for new fathers who may have very little experience with babies. Making sure Hugh gained confidence early really helped us to be able to share the workload equally. Another disadvantage that we use to our advantage is that because my Korean is not good enough (and the fact that I’m not Korean), Hugh has to organize all the things like his medicine and appointments. There has been a lot of discussion in Western media this year about the ’emotional burden’ women have in marriages where they have to be the one organizing everything, especially when it comes to children. Things that a husband may not even realise his wife does, which leads to inequality within a marriage. Since Hugh has no choice but to take on these organizing roles it takes a burden off me. This works for our marriage, and lets me still pursue my career goals.

Although having a new born is very tiring, we are very happy! Every day is different and it’s amazing to see how quickly Yul is changing. We made the choice to show him on our blog and YouTube channel in an appropriate and responsible way. It’s a hard choice creators have to make when they have a child and to not show him at all would mean we probably wouldn’t be able to do YouTube in the way that we want to. As Hugh talked about in the video, showing positives of multicultural families is important to us and we want to share our life with all the lovely people who have been following us for years and have been so supportive. These days children can easily make social media accounts and be online from a very young age (often behind their parents’ backs), so we will carefully curate his online presence and teach him how to be responsible and the dangers of it. Once he is older, if he wants all videos with him taken down we will happily do that for him. It’s a changing world and we are doing our best to navigate it.

There were many questions and we couldn’t answer them all, but thank you for submitting them!

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NEW Nicholalala episodes

The latest Nicholalala episode is up on LINE WEBTOON.

Nicholalala is a mostly fictional webtoon (a scrolling online comic) set in the Korean countryside with elements of Korean folklore.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL EPISODE.

Previous episodes:

Episode 140

Episode 139

Episode 138

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Nice and Cosy

The first comic with our baby Yul Theodore!

I do have lots of comic ideas, which I will do later, but right now we are still in those hectic early weeks of having him home. After being in the NICU at the hospital for a month it is lovely to have him home though.

When he does like to be swaddled there can be times he squirms and then gets upset when his arms come out. We are better at swaddling now as well, it can take some practice. For the first week I think it was a bit confusing for him because he was used to the nurses in the NICU. Now he is really comfortable with us and hopefully realises we are his mummy and daddy.

Hugh’s parents have come from the countryside to see him and my parents are currently in Seoul to see him and spend time with us as well. He is the first grandchild on both sides of the family so everyone is so excited. Also he is a miracle baby. As long time followers of us know, we may not have been able to have children but with some luck and modern technology we know have this special little guy.

We update more about him on Instagram. Follow the blog Instagram here.

 

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From Old to New: Amazing New Spaces in Seoul

Hugh vlogged this festival at a new culture space. It used to be an area for huge oil tanks, which the public couldn’t access for 40 years. The tanks have now been transformed into cafes and art spaces and the surrounding area into parks. There were also performances from Kpop group KARD and Megan Bowen had her fan meet up there.

I wasn’t able to go as I was still recovering from my c-section surgery but I definitely want to check out this park sometime later.

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Nicholalala Webtoon Episode: Seaweed Soup

New Nicholalala webtoon episode is up! This one might have actually happened.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL EPISODE!

Nicholalala is a weekly scrolling comic on the WEBTOONS PLATFORM.

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