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Hugh was on Korean TV?

In this Seoul Life video Hugh talks about his experience on Korean TV. Filming always takes longer than you think it will! We also say goodbye to our friends Diana and Gisela from Double Trouble en Corea and show a few clips from our live in Seoul recently.

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Episode 2 – The Last Chance Transformation

Hugh is in his third week of his journey of getting into shape! He has been trying out some different types of exercise with his trainer Yoojin, but one of them they really didn’t enjoy!

Yoojin does videos of their progress on her channel a few times a week in Korean, so check it out here.

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Diet Time

Hugh been going really well with his diet and exercise, but occasionally has cravings for fried chicken. I think he is starting to see fried chicken everywhere.

He is vlogging his progress so check out his videos on YouTube. The first one is here:

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is us at lunch today after eating lots of sushi.

 

The ABC in Australia has an article about us for their Learn English Facebook and site.

Click here to read the full article.

It has also been translated into Bahasa Indonesian, please click here to read it.

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This video is in a kind of podcast style where we talk about a topic and our experiences. In this episode we talk about heatbreak and hopefully have some advice for our younger viewers.

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Morning News

We go through phases where sometimes I get up earlier and then other times he is getting up earlier every day. Whoever gets up first has usually checked the news first. The news has been horrifying lately but today’s news was slightly less horrifying, but still the continuation of horrifying-ness. Congratulations to Beyonce for being pregnant with Twins.

 

As an international/interracial/intercultural couple it has been very distressing to see what is happening in the US.

We were shocked when Trump won and the past week seems to be a non-stop show of horror, heartbreak and history repeating. Another element has been coming in contact with those so deeply entrenched in their own bubble of American right-wing media. I honestly didn’t think those types of people followed us but there is a small percentage of our followers that are like that. I also think a lot of people are repeating what their parents and community is saying without looking at international media or understanding how to evaluate how media is presenting information. It was very bizarre to be accused of only listening to “liberal left American media” when we don’t even live in the US (also we are neither Democrat or Republican and The Liberal party in Australia is the conservative party. ‘Liberal; doesn’t always have the same meaning around the world. You can’t put us in a box like that). We read and watch a range of media as an international couple should. We are looking at Australian news, British news, English Korean news, American news, Korean news in Korea etc and always trying to look at a range of opinions. Maybe people don’t want us to voice any political opinions, but now more than ever we feel it’s necessary.

Seeing the heartbreak so many families are now facing because of the US government it makes us reflect on how easily this can happen to us an international couple. Having a legal visa is losing meaning and makes us wonder about how easily Hugh and I could be separated in the future even when we have legal visas.

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English in Seoul

We lived in the Korean countryside for over 2 years and not that many people are fluent English speakers there, so Hugh and I got into the habit of not really moderating what we said in public. In Seoul we still sometimes say things loudly in English that maybe isn’t the most appropriate thing to say.

We were in a department store when I was asking Hugh to comment on the size of my butt (I wasn’t sure about Korean sizes). A guy walked past and obviously heard and burst into laughter. Like that sudden snorting laughter. His laughter made me laugh as well, but reminded me that many people can understand me here.

Have you ever had a situation like that before?

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