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Mr Gwon Time – Countryside Shopping 5

There are lots of markets in the countryside but sometimes we just go to the local supermarket.

English subs will be up later… You can see how basic my Korean is.

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So Many Spiders 8

so many spiders

There are so many spiders right now! Korea is different to Australia because of the seasons. Australia’s climate is mild so I feel like the numbers of spiders don’t dramatically change through the year. In Korea, when it’s summer there is a spider BOOM. There were thousands on the bridge. I’m guessing it’s this mad rush for them now because they all disappear in winter.

What has been interesting is that I have developed more of an aversion to spiders. I’m not scared of them, I’m just annoyed at their numbers. Mr Gwon’s phobia of them has lessoned a lot. He says Korean spiders aren’t as scary as Australian ones. If you are scared of spiders you simply can’t live where we are right now. He has had to just deal with it. Personally I would rather have 1 huge spider in the corner of the room, rather than millions of little spiders EVERYWHERE.

What about you guys?

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Sweaty 7

The comic I had for today was accidentally deleted and gone forever… which is why this comic is so simple and late… I couldn’t bear drawing the other comic all over again.


How to hide the inevitable sweat marks in Korean summer: wear clothing that makes it look like it’s supposed to be there.

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Potatoes! 6


The main crops are strawberries and kiwi fruits, but those aren’t in season right now. These are all vegetables that we grow for ourselves, so most of what we eat is from the farm. Though one time Mr Gwon told me everything on the table was from our farm, but I held up part of an octopus and asked where the octopus plants were… We still need to buy things like meat.

Also, potatoes are really easy to grow. My mother in law always laughs in disdain when on TV there will be people selling and promoting “organic potatoes”. They are always organic because you don’t need to do anything with them here! They just pop out of the ground. Don’t believe anyone trying to sell you organic potatoes at a higher price.

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Eye Brushes 12

Today’s comic is about Daniel and his girlfriend Chloé.

Eye Brushes

I didn’t really have a comic idea today… well I did but they were all about the heat and humidity and I thought people might get a bit sick of me complaining about that. I was chatting to Sophie and Chloé earlier, and Chloé mentioned this incident and suggested I make a comic of this. There are less cute English mistakes made by Hugh these days, but Daniel is still at a stage where he makes some. Chloé said when he said “eye brushes” it made her think of a dust pan and brush on his face… which is creepy! Maybe I need to do a comic later of one of Chloé’s Korean mistakes so Daniel can get even?

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CoC – It’s too hot 4

We filmed this Commenting on Comments outside in the fresh air. The heat is really horrible and fans don’t work well….

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Humidity 26


I’m finding the Korean summer worse than the Australian summer because of the humidity. Also it’s not easy to go swimming here, so there isn’t any really good ways to cool off. There is a lot less air conditioning as well. Especially out in the countryside.

At least the state of my hair has been amusing to Mr Gwon.

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Nice Night 10

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Best thing about a nice hotel room… eating what we want while watching TV in bed. We like watching the Hip Hop audition show Show Me The Money. Because we live with Mr Gwon’s parents, we really don’t have much control over what TV we watch. We don’t have a TV in our room and we can’t just watch whatever we want. (If I never see another 막장 drama again it will still be too soon…)

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Did you catch anything? 16

Did you catch anything

I would have been pretty proud if I caught two mulgwishin… (by the way, that’s my mother in law asking us).


Okay schedule is back on track! New videos up tomorrow!

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Cheonggyecheon 9


Is he beautiful?

We went with friends and my brother and sister to Cheonggyecheon last night.

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Walking in Busan 15

Walking in Busan

I then added, “A very androgynous guy!”

When you are so used to a different version of masculinity and androgyny in Kpop you can forget how different things are in Western media. I sometimes forget how androgynous G-Dragon can be.

My brother and sister are visiting Korea for a week which is why there have been less comics. We are in Seoul right now and doing lots of stuff! Things will be back to normal soon.

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Ask Korean Guys – One Food? 11

If they could only eat one type of food for the rest of their lives, what would they choose?

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One Step Outside 7

One Step Outside

My least favourite time of the year…. well ask me again in the dead of winter and I’ll re-evaluate that.

People who manage to look perfect at this time of year are wizards. When I got my hair cut and coloured in Seoul, the hairdresser said at this time of year all his foreigner clients are complaining about frizzy hair because of the humidity.

We are heading down to Busan today because my brother and sister are flying in this afternoon. Yay! As we mentioned in a video, we are super busy as we’ll be travelling around and also working on final things for the book. I can’t guarantee a comic every day for this next week. Sorry guys!

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Seoul Vlog 5

So you guys asked us to vlog while we were in Seoul… so we did!

There may be more of these vlog style videos coming soon as we’ll be travelling with my brother and sister.

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CoC – 10,000 Subscribers and packages 2

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