Episode #25: Pushups

She is too cute when this happens. It happened more often when we started dating, but I still try to make her do it for fun. Our goal for her is 5 pushups in a row haha.

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Episode #24: Nicknames and Bad Words

When learning a language, swearing words are an interesting thing. It’s different because you didn’t grow up with the stigma of the word being bad, so it doesn’t sound “bad” to you. My students demonstrate this daily. They think all English swearing words are just like regular words and really don’t know the impact of what they are saying sometimes. I usually have to correct them and tell them exactly why they can’t just drop f-bombs all over the place if they lose a game in class.

Of the Korean swear words I’ve learned, I’ve learned most of them from hearing my students say them (they think I can’t understand), but occasionally I’ll ask Hyo what a word is, but she won’t tell me at first haha. I just would like to know just in case my students think they can still get away with bad language even in Korean (and just for fun admittedly haha).

With the nicknames, I already made a comic about that, and she has infinite names for me, but I guess i’m just not as creative in this area.

Anyways, until next time! Remember there are 6 days left for the giveaway…check yesterday’s post ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dom and Hyo Cool Giveaway

So as promised, we will host a little giveaway this week just to say thanks for the support from everyone so far, to have some fun, and to celebrate 200 likes on Facebook. We would also just like to interact with everyone a bit more.

So what are we giving away?

We found these cool little blackboards (with pen included) that you can write memos for yourself on.

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I’m horrible at picking out gifts, so you can thank Hyo for finding these. So what do you need to do to enter? Pretty simple:

– Leave a comment below answering this question:

“What are 5 things you cannot live without?”

– You get (1) extra entry if you share the contest on Facebook or Twitter

Rules:

– We (Dom and Hyo) can only ship the prize to the US and South Korea

– We will choose 3 winners randomly (pick from a bag) and will record it!

– Giveaway will end on Saturday, May 4th at 6 P.M.

– Winners will be announced on Sunday in a post after the giveaway ends

That’s it! We look forward to the comments and answers. Good luck.

Korean:

์ด๋ฏธ ๊ณต์ง€ํ•ด๋“œ๋ ธ๋‹ค์‹œํ”ผ Dom & Hyo์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„์˜ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์— ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•˜๋Š” ์˜๋ฏธ๋กœ ์ž‘์€ ์ƒํ’ˆ์ด๋ฒคํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•ด์š”.
์ด๋ฒˆ ์ด๋ฒคํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ €ํฌ๋Š” ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„ ๋ชจ๋‘์™€ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋” ๋งŽ์€ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ณต์œ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

์ €ํฌ๊ฐ€ ๋ญ˜ ์ค€๋น„ํ–ˆ๋Š”์ง€ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•˜์‹œ์ฃ ?

์ €ํฌ๋Š” ๋ฉ”๋ชจ๋ฅผ ์ ์–ด ๋†“์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ž‘์ง€๋งŒ ์œ ์šฉํ•œ ์น ํŒ๊ณผ ํŽœ์„ ์ค€๋น„ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์ „(Dom) ์„ ๋ฌผ ์ž˜ ๋ชป ๊ณ ๋ฅด๋Š” ํŽธ์ด๋ผ ์ด๋ฒˆ์—” Hyo๊ฐ€ ๊ณจ๋ž์–ด์š”.ย (Hyo: ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“œ์‹œ๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ž˜์š” XD)

๊ทธ๋Ÿผ ๊ทœ์น™์„ ์•Œ์•„๋ณผ๊นŒ์š”? ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•ด์š”.:

– ์•„๋ž˜์˜ ์งˆ๋ฌธ์— ๋‹ต๋ณ€์„ ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.:

“๋‚˜๋Š” ์ด ๋‹ค์„ฏ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ฐ€ ์—†์œผ๋ฉด ์‚ด ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋‹ค.” ๊ทธ ๋‹ค์„ฏ๊ฐ€์ง€์˜ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ์ง€ ์จ์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.

– ํŽ˜์ด์Šค๋ถ์ด๋‚˜ ํŠธ์œ„ํ„ฐ์— Dom & Hyo ์›นํˆฐ์„ ๊ณต์œ ํ•ด์ฃผ์‹œ๋ฉด ์ด๋ฒคํŠธ์— ๋‹น์ฒจ๋  ํ™•๋ฅ ์ด 2๋ฐฐ ๋†’์•„์ง‘๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

๊ทœ์น™:

– ์•ˆํƒ€๊น๊ฒŒ๋„ ์ €ํฌ๋Š” ๋ฏธ๊ตญ๊ณผ ํ•œ๊ตญ์œผ๋กœ๋งŒ ์ƒํ’ˆ์„ ๋ณด๋‚ด๋“œ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”.

–ย ๋ฌด์ž‘์œ„๋กœ(์ œ๋น„๋ฝ‘๊ธฐ์˜ ํ˜•์‹) ์„ธ ๋ช…์˜ ์šฐ์Šน์ž๊ฐ€ ๊ฒฐ์ •๋˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ ๊ณผ์ •์„ ๋…นํ™”ํ•ด์„œ ๋ณด์—ฌ๋“œ๋ฆด๊ฒŒ์š”.

–ย ์ด ์ด๋ฒคํŠธ๋Š” 5์›” 5์ผ ์ผ์š”์ผ ์˜คํ›„ 6์‹œ ์ข…๋ฃŒ๋œ๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

–ย ์„ธ๋ช…์˜ ์šฐ์Šน์ž๋Š” ์ด๋ฒคํŠธ ์ข…๋ฃŒ ํ›„(์ผ์š”์ผ) Dom & Hyo ํ™ˆํŽ˜์ด์ง€์— ๋ฐœํ‘œ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„๋“ค์˜ ์žฌ์น˜์žˆ๋Š” ๋Œ“๊ธ€๊ณผ ๋‹ต๋ณ€์ด ๊ธฐ๋Œ€๋˜๋„ค์š”. ํ–‰์šด์„ ๋นŒ์–ด์š”.

 

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Episode #23: Practicing Korean

So we are both trying to practice our languages more now. Her with English and me with Korean. My Korean is much worse than her English so we try to practice a lot…and yes i hate using full sentences with her because she knows what i’m talking about already! haha. But it is good practice.

I also like to laugh and not use full sentences on purpose just to see the above reaction. Too cute haha. She also likes to mix Korean and English sometimes…like above it says “full sentence ํ•ด์•ผ์ง€” where the last part is “should do” in Korean. This has rubbed off on me and I even did it back home when I talked to my mom and she was confused as ever.

My Korean would be much better if I used my free time better. I do have a lot of side projects I like to work on, but I have a lot of extra time at school, so there is really no excuse for not studying more. Getting better though. I’m finally about to have some basic conversations with my coworkers at school now. Let’s see where i am by the end of the year. I have a good teacher on my side :p

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Episode #22: Dirty Glasses

This happens every time we are out together. I simply don’t notice my dirty glasses or I simply don’t care. I do clean them, but only after awhile. I’m sure this looks so strange when I’m talking to people and my glasses are so dirty. But she is really good at looking out for me in this situation haha.

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First Time trying ๋ถˆ๋‹ญ

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I remember when Hyo first introduced me to ๋ถˆ๋‹ญ (bul dak). I wrote about this dish briefly in another post, but didn’t really talk about it. She has introduced me to a lot of new Korean foods that I never tried my previous 2 years in Korea.

Going to the Bul Dak spot near Dongam Station in Incheon was really a spur of the moment thing. We have a favorite Galbi place we like to go to near there, but decided to look for something different. She suggested Bul Dak. After she explained that it literally meant “fire chicken” and was very spicy, I was a little weary, but I was up for it and wanted to try something new.

We got there and she ordered the dish with cheese and some beer. After it came out, it smelled very good and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I grabbed a piece, ate it, and waited. It tasted good upon the first bite and after swallowing the chicken…then it hit me like a wave of fire. Now considering my time in Korea, I had gotten pretty used to spicy food. I usually add MORE pepper paste to my bibimbap….but this was ridiculous. I quickly grabbed the water and drank a whole glass…then I grabbed some of the beer.

After a minute or two, I started to dig in again, and although it got easier and easier as the night went on, I was sweating and drinking water and beer like crazy….but it was delicious. We went to the same restaurant a second time later on, and she asked to tone down the spiciness for me, and it was better. It is now one of my favorite dishes and I crave it many times though I don’t eat it often because my stomach usually feels bad the next day and I’m going to the bathroom like crazy.. (TMI? haha).

Anyways, just sharing my experience.

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