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What happens during pregnancy

Since I’m quite large now I’ve been wondering where my stomach actually is.  Mostly I was wondering about my stomach as that’s the organ you are more aware of when not pregnant.There are some gifs and videos online about how the organs move when pregnant and it can be horrifying! I’ve been needing to pee so much lately and when I saw how much the bladder is squished it makes a lot of sense!

I’ve felt okay for most of my pregnancy. But the past few days have been hard in the insane heat and humidity in Seoul. I stay at home most of the time as even getting down the stairs to outside is hard in the heat. I don’t go outside unless I absolutely have to. Can’t wait until summer is over!

The baby has been moving a lot more these days and you can actually see movement while watching my belly carefully. It’s been very exciting for us. But it is a very strange thing being pregnant, and even talking to my friends who are mothers a lot beforehand, nothing really prepares you for it.

If you google about how women’s bodies change during pregnancy you’ll see the gifs and videos and be shocked too! It’s weird not knowing exactly where my organs are. And have a look at what happens to the intestines! Ridiculous!

If you are wondering if I’m prepared for having a baby…. no I’m not. I’ve barely bought anything! At least everyone has been telling me that you don’t need as much stuff as you think. But I can’t believe there will be an actual baby here in November.

This is my most recent belly photo:

If you are wondering if it’s a boy or girl, we have filmed a video announcing that, and it will be up in the next few days. Make sure you are subscribed on YouTube to see that video.

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HUGH’S TRANSFORMATION!

Hey guys, Hugh here.

I hope you enjoy this video. I really wanted to share it with you guys. I made many promises that I’m going to do and I didn’t continue but this time I really wanted to show that I can do it.

I chose to do this over 6 months so it would be a whole lifestyle change. Eating habits and exercise, change so many things. At first, I changed eating habits and did regular working out, at least 3 times a week. So many people asked me ‘what is the secret?’ There is no secret, just keep doing it.

Having a trainer is a good thing but you are the one who should have a passionate to achieve your goals. The trainer is helping you out but if you are not ready you won’t have a great result.

This wasn’t an easy journey but it was worth it. Not only losing weight but getting healthy has so many benefits. I now have confidence with my appearance. When I go shopping I can buy so many clothes. Before I had to wear XL or XXL but now I can get small or medium size.

I do exercise regularly, even though I finished my project because it’s my habit now. It’s my daily routine. I also have motivation when I look at the before and after photos. Knowing I could do it. I never thought I could change my body type to be lean like this.

The biggest thing is being healthy because when I was chubby I had more problems with my skin because I ate so much unhealthy food and drank a lot. It also caused problems with throat and nose. My stamina was terrible so I couldn’t run, and I had knee problems. I had a bigger body but weaker than now. I have a smaller body but stronger than before.

I want to do something for my wife and baby, so they can be proud of their father and husband. I still have some more goals like running a marathon and doing a backflip and other tricking moves.

Getting the photoshoot is not the end, just documenting it. It reminds me that I can have a body like that so I can have more motivation to make that body again. Thank you for supporting me. If you have a health problem because of weight, I want to recommend you to start doing something now. Make good habits. Because sometimes “later”, becomes “never”. I did it, you can too.

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Nicholalala Webtoon Episode: Confrontation

READ THE FULL EPISODE HERE.

The Nicholalala webtoon is a mostly fictional comic series on WEBTOONS that explores some Korean folklore and is set in the Korean countryside.

This is the final episode in this mini story within the webtoon. Hugh actually suggested this classic Korean folklore for these episodes. It’s one I encountered early on in our relationship (the story, not it actually happening!). Sometimes Hugh is wary about cutting nails at night and sometimes doesn’t care. But it is something well known in folklore. It can also vary from region to region.

When we lived in the Korean countryside I encountered a lot of folklore woven into people’s everyday lives. Hugh has a lot of suggestions for me, so stay tuned for more episodes like this.

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How to buy the book internationally

Our comic book has been available in Korea for a few weeks (apparently it’s now considered a best seller too!) but it’s only just now available internationally. If you don’t live in Korea and want to order the book, head over to My Korean Store, the Talk to Me in Korean online store.

If you order it please take a photos and tag us on social media so we can see 🙂

This comic book is in Korean, with English subtitles’ next to the comics so it can be helpful when learning Korean.

If you do live in Korea you can buy from Kyobo book stores, online and offline and it’s available on other online stores Coupang and Aladin.

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Nicholalala Webtoon Episode: Carrying

We’ve been away on a trip this week so wasn’t able to put up the link to the new episode but you can check it out here!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL EPISODE.

This is the next part of mini story within the webtoon about a classic Korean folklore story.

Like, share, comment and rate over at WEBTOONS!

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This was amazing! Book Signing Experience

The Book Signing

Thank you everyone who came out on Saturday! It was amazing! We didn’t know how many people would come, especially in the rainy weather, but we were overwhelmed at the turn out. We actually ran out of time, we only had a certain amount of time for the signing at the front of the Kyobo store. For the last few people we had to go inside the store to another room to finish signing and chatting with people.

Thank you everyone who wrote us notes as well! We read them all later and were so thankful and happy. The book also made it to the bestsellers of new releases table for this Kyobo store, which is great! It means it’s easier for people to see in the store, and that’s because of everyone who came and bought the book on Saturday.

Many people have been asking about an English version, but there won’t be an English version of this book exactly. There are English translations next to the comics, so it can be read by an English speaker but there is still a lot of Korean in it. Most of the comics in the book have previously been on the blog in English. The comics and the set up of the book is for the Korean audience, so if we release an English book it will be a different angle and different comics. But maybe in the future!

If you are in Korea and you could like to buy it you can buy from Kyobo book stores or order online here.

If you are not in Korea it will soon be available through the ‘Talk to Me in Korean’ online store. We will update when it’s available.

Once again a big thank you to everyone who came out to the signing event. It was very overwhelming but awesome! It was also lovely to see so many intercultural couples and families there as well. We hope our book also helps challenge negative perceptions about multiculturalism in Korea and educates people about intercultural families.

The footage was filmed by Yoojin Kwon, Hugh’s trainer and business partner and distant relative haha.

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Nicholalala Webtoon Episode: This is what you need

The next part of the story on the Nicholalala webtoon:

READ THE FULL EPISODE HERE ON WEBTOONS!

The Nicholalala webtoon is an ongoing, mostly fictional, webtoon with elements of Korean folklore.

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