I can’t always follow along with what is being said in Korean. Sometimes I pick up enough words to know what they are talking about and even join in the conversation if I understand (though I will only speak in English with just a few scattered Korean words) but sometimes I have no idea. I can tell by body language and tone when it’s a serious conversation though and often it’s a good time to tune out. You can’t expect someone to constantly translate everything in these types of situations and you can’t just butt in with “Hey what are you guys talking about?! Tell me!”
So I find this is a good time to eat food while no one else is! Haha! I think I ate most of the chicken last night. Don’t worry, this was not our dinner, this was after dinner. It’s normal for Koreans to go to a Korean restaurant for dinner, and then move onto another Korean restaurant which is more for drinking (and then sometimes after one after that). But when buying soju you still need to buy some food, so more dishes are ordered and shared.
Korean fried chicken is so delicious. Unfortunately it’s never as good in Sydney restaurants as it is in Korea, but it’s still nice. I love the small chicken pieces with spring onion. Too easy to eat a lot of it.
Haha, well It’s not really a secret how much I love G-Dragon.
So what is the correlation between K-Pop and having a Korean partner? Does having a Korean partner make someone interested in K-Pop or does being interested in K-Pop result in ending up with a Korean partner?
Both are possible. Some people are gradually exposed to K-Pop through their Korean partner and grow to like it. There are also others who discover K-Pop in another way and start to really enjoy Korean culture as well. This interest results in meeting more Korean people and the possibility of having a boyfriend or girlfriend who is Korean.
My story is a little bit different. Years ago when I first starting making Korean friends I really didn’t hear any K-Pop. My Korean friends were all on working holiday visas while in Australia. At this time I briefly dated a Korean guy as well. I was not exposed to any K-Pop at all. The following year I was living in Sydney in a share apartment with Koreans and that’s when I got bombarded with K-Pop! I didn’t like it…. and I said a lot of negative things.
Because most of my Korean friends were on working holiday visas, eventually, one by one, they all left Australia. There came a time when almost all my Korean friends were gone. Missing them, I actually starting listening to K-Pop on my own accord. G-Dragon was really what first got me interested. Through him I discovered Big Bang.
By the time I first met my husband I had completely become a K-Pop fan. Oh I’m still critical of a lot of groups but I always give them a chance now. Big Bang remains my favourite group and G-Dragon will always be the one that first led me into the wonderful world of K-Pop.
It’s not that my husband dislikes him, actually he really likes him, he just gets slightly jealous of my admiration.