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Stinky Foreign Food

This Commenting on Comments video is a bit late because I’ve been sick.

Also something I forgot to mention is- yes we are still waiting on the publishing company. Departments have been shuffled around and changed so we now have a different design team.. so yup, still waiting…

Let’s Talk about Aegyo!

In this video we talk about different types of aegyo, why it’s so much more than gwiyomi and how our relationship has changed in regards to aegyo since we moved to Korea.

Tell Us What To Do

So those that are active on our Facebook might have seen us asking you guys if there was something you wanted us to do. We were filming other stuff and decided to use that time to make the blog more interactive… and have some fun (don’t worry, I didn’t hit him hard really). This is part one so if you didn’t see your suggestion it might be in part two!

We will probably do this again sometime and will just randomly ask on Facebook or Twitter and give people about 10 minutes to reply… and then do whatever you tell us to do! But within reason guys!

Husband Aegyo

Faith Chung asks

I know you’ve posted about your experiments with aegyo… but does your husband do it too? XD

Other posts on aegyo can be found here and here.

This happened recently:

Don’t worry, we were just arguing about something stupid like whether he’d had a shower that day.

So as you can see aegyo doesn’t really work on me. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy him doing cute things, I love it, but not the forced cute. He hasn’t really tried “buing buing” again.



Other Cutesy?

This comic is a response to a comment by Hannah Jade:

“Please do a post talking about other cutesy things that your boy likes! It’s fun hehe I wanna try them out >.<“

So I asked him:

So my advice is to be nice and make food but make rude hand gestures as well? Sorry that isn’t a good answer 🙁

There is a lot more freedom to be cute in Korean culture but it’s good to keep it more natural as well.

BUT I did try out the “bbuing bbuing” aegyo recently. My husband laughed so hard… but that might have been because it’s so ridiculous.

If you are unsure what that one is here is an example:

and another example


Cutesy photos

Well I learn something new every day. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t use aegyo very much with my husband. Right from the beginning of our relationship I was a straight talking Western woman. I mean ‘western’ as in from a Western culture… not ‘western’ as in The Wild West! hehe.

I didn’t ever need cutesy words or mannerisms to attract my husband so I just assumed he didn’t like that much. I’m discovering now how these things that I thought only worked on other Korean guys work on him too. I was just messing around taking a cutesy photo like that. Trying to copy how Korean girls do it, just for a laugh. I was surprised at how cute my husband thought it was. If it was an average Australian guy I can imagine them cringing and telling me I look stupid. But I’m not with an Australian guy, I’m with a Korean and I’m beginning to realise that Korean girls have it all worked out! I should give them more credit. For a later post I might explain the certain techniques Korean girls use for photos too.

So if a Western woman wants to attract a Korean guy should she do cutesy things like this? I’m not really sure about this. Copying what Korean girls do may not have the desired affect. It is probably better to get to know a guy better first and find out if he appreciates cutesy things before attempting it. There are some Korean guys who seek out non-Korean girlfriends because they don’t like the aegyo things Korean girls do. Also some Korean guys don’t like it when non-Korean girls call them ‘Oppa’. So tread carefully. But if they do like it- relax and have fun with it!

Cup of Tea

Not something I do a lot but starting to realise why some Korean girls do it… hehehe.

‘Oppa’ is the respectful term used by girls for a guy who is older than them. I don’t usually call my husband that because I use other names couples can use. Because of the popularity of Korean dramas a lot of international fans seem to think that ‘oppa’ is always used by a girl who is in love or in a relationship with the older guy. Not always. It was and still is a normal respectful term to use to a guy who is older than you. It literally means ‘older brother’. I only use it at times where I want to be extra respectful.

Being cutesy like that is called ‘aegyo’ and a big warning here: if you have a Korean partner and you want to try being aegyo it may not work! A lot of guys really hate this and one of their reasons for seeking out a non-Korean partner could be because they want to date someone who does not do this. So proceed carefully!

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