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  1. Athena added a post in a topic J-Instagrammers   

    him providing her with a 'comfortable lifestyle', meaning he probably financially pays/paid for her apartment I assuming?
    So essentially; her buying $10k a pop chanel bags is technically through him by proxy
    like i have no problem on however they decided to set up their relationship, but feels pretty misleading on how she answered that lol
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  2. Athena added a post in a topic Bapmokja and haeppy or Baeppy   

    oh sorry i guess i completely miss the nail on the head
    no idea, and I doubt he'd ever answer
    probably make money off whatever they have now and doing online tutoring lol
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  3. Athena added a post in a topic Bapmokja and haeppy or Baeppy   

    ohhhhhhhhh lol actually i ran into this interview not too long ago and half ass listened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWHHVUxxn5I
    If I remember right, basically Haeppy and Xander are in a stalemate? They can't agree on where to go with their channel.
    Xander wants to do serious, useful, practical, impactful content. I think he said something along the lines of wanting to leave a 'legacy'?
    But Haeppy wants to do sensationalist/clickbait stuff similar to what got them popular a long time ago (like 10 things i hate about korea or something).
    He kinda explained everything that went wrong. They were tired of doing 2 + 2 (even the 2 girls who were supposed to be in it dropped out), because they wanted to drop the character act. They tried a 'relaunch'(?) changing from BapMokja to WeFancy and wanted to try travel content around other countries (bc that was popular then, in fact; Xander even said the only reason why he went to korea in the first place was to do youtube bc he saw other successful youtubers in korea and said 'i can do that too' and joined EPIK). But that failed and wasted all that money. The name changed fucked up everything too. I think Xander somewhat also blamed that there's an over-saturation of foreigners trying to be youtubers in korea too. So now they're stuck.
    tldr - On their quest to youtube fame, they fucked up/things backfired/things didn't go as planned, now they're stuck and can't agree where to go now 
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  4. Athena added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly)   

    Soooo Kelly never went up in the ESL/EFL world, did she?
    Usually people who do teaching seriously will try to get further education, a Masters, so they can move up - like an university or international school.  Like 15ish years ago, it was pretty easy for anyone to get a good Uni job but now that the market is oversaturated; you need a higher degree. But Kelly just has the basic shit, complained the whole way through her job, and now wants to get give advice? haha. Otherwise people try to use their time to move out of the teaching world to do something else.
    To be honest, if you hang around reddit among the teaching/esl/tefl subreddits, people ask these questions all the time, so you can basically get that advice for free lol. Pretty sure there's tons of youtube videos about people's experiences too lol. 
    I'm kinda confused on what she's trying to do.... she's trying capitalize on giving advice on how to join JET/Interac basically?
    And to do JET (or epik) you absolutely have to have a bachelor's degree (and TEFL certificate), but a uni degree is the basic requirement. If you're on plan to graduate, but don't have a degree yet (basically applying middle or towards the end of your final year), JET/EPIK can work with you to still get into the program. But as soon as you get your physical degree, you gotta get a copy notarized. There are some special situations like that.
    Oh and that manifestion journal is from this artist 
    edit: btw for the notary, EPIK requires this but JET has different rules, sorry being too broad haha
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  5. Athena added a post in a topic General Koreaboo Thread   

  6. Athena added a post in a topic ChoNunMigookSaram/Megan Bowen   

    Well Sharla and her Korean husband seemed to struggle a bit in communication based what i've seen in her videos. They were both using Japanese, their second language to communicate. She never learned Korean and pretty sure she said he didn't know English. So I'd say Megan's situation similar to Sharla's lol. I feel like I can't be overly judgmental because my husband is Korean too (but fluent in English), but we meet in freshman year college and dated 7 years before we got married lmao, but i dunno how long Megan dated.
    Also, my husband said Megan's Korean is just normal good but not advance (based from whatever variety show she appeared on some time ago), especially compared to those famous foreigners on Korean tv variety shows (sam okyere, tyler rasch, etc). I think he said she's "good enough to get by and live comfortable". I think 2hearts1seoul is a good example of international couple with one having low Korean ability since Sarah can't speak Korean well, but compared to Megan; Sarah is LIKABLE. 
    For youtube, I think she somewhat doesn't care or gave up on youtube. With her husband's income, she can kinda just do whatever she wants like body building or throwing up a video once in a while. And I guess the 'in your face' sponsors are good enough. I'm all for doing your dreams if you can afford to do it, but I think it'd be nice for her to give her fans/audience an explanation/update on why she disappears. Hell even a half-assed video or a IG post. I don't think anyone would be mad if she moved on anyways too.
    With her trying to rewrite her history, don't let her fool you lol, she's definitely trying hide her koreaboo phase. The whole "i ate banchan in Koreatown Atlanta and instantly knew Korea was for me" shtick is such bullshit lmao. Her whole phase in documented on social media. It's OKAY to do or like these things about Korea, everyone has a cringe phase in their past, but just admit it lol. I think now that she's older with different hobbies, she looks back on her kboo phase with cringe lmao
    And who's going to buy her cookbook? She's never, or barely even, posted any cooking videos. Am I wrong? Who's going to buy a cookbook from someone with 0 culinary/cooking presence on social media. 
    edit: btw if you're looking for a youtuber who's using youtube as a way to improve Korean abilities by making videos in Korean with subs, i recommend  HojuSarah
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  7. Athena added a post in a topic J-Instagrammers   

    well i can just give 2 cents from my anecdotal experience while studying/living in japan about making friends
    While studying in Japan we lived in a huge international dorm, so it was just very naturally easy to make friends among your fellow westerners. Also, in language classes we were still separated out among ourselves from normal Japanese students. I'd say the only reason or how we made friends with Japanese students was due to a 'language cafe', the school would pay us to sit in a cafe in the school cafeteria to speak in Japanese students who are free to wander in and out. And I'd say only half the dorm (so 25ish did this). To make friends with different people, both sides have to make an effort, but I'd say it was mostly the japanese students who were interested in English who put in the effort in to meet/talk to us. And we kinda just adopted them as our friends and would invite them to clubs/drinking/our dorm.
    While living/working in Japan it was easy for me to make friends because I had a niche hobby and high level speaking ability lol but my hobby is yoga which tends to attract outgoing people anyways so shrugs
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  8. Athena added a post in a topic General Venus Angelic Thread #3   

    Damn she doesn't want to do this. She's uncomfortable, unconfident, questioning things - she's desperate. Poor girl can't just gather herself and get her life together.
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  9. Athena added a post in a topic Sissel AB   

    i think she's mostly known because she's Megan's friend
    but otherwise she was in korean MV and I think her only big role was in the k2? for a 5 minute scene playing a middle eastern girl lmao
    Otherwise, she's never popped off, just does small stuff and youtube appearances I guess  
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  10. Athena added a post in a topic mikan.mandarin   

    Marriage visas are a weird complicated process
    I'm sure some kinda fake it and make up some white lies - ex lying about dates on photos to stretch out the relationship
    My partner and I dated for 8 years so you could see our early baby faces until now so i guess it wasn't hard for them to approve lmao
    That's my guess how Venus did it (plus i think she and manaki KINDA had a few months together). Also Mira literally made a living out of marriage visa scams. Then there's that LovelyMilky girl (who tried YT) and I remember she knew her husband in person for like less than a month? then did the long distance thing for a few months, then she moved to Japan and got her visa pretty quick. I think it just comes down to the luck of who's approving it.
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  11. Athena added a post in a topic Sissel AB   

    well i'll try to give my 2 cents about the vibe in Korea now for some insight which may explain Sissel's choices lol
    Right now, in Korea, people are pretty relaxed now - so make of that as you will
    Foreigners/expats online are definitely a little critical of Koreans behaving too comfortable - clubs/bars are normal, people are doing picnics, going to restaurants, parks, etc. But foreigners gripe about it because we read the news about our home countries suffering right now (especially america),  which I understand. But right now Korea, collectively,  they feel like they're finished with the epidemic - it's under control, we got over it, the government is handling the few small amount of daily cases. The numbers have been 30ish cases a day.... so I say people feel safe now?
    I'm NOT saying this is the right or the responsible thing to do (especially in Sissel's part), but Korea was the second country to get hit hard and has now finally got it under control. So I think Korean people here just want go back to normal. There's still hand sanitizer every here, 90% of people wear masks, gyms require you to wear a mask (i didn't watch Sissel's video so dunno if she did or not), and people are still careful.... but comfortably relaxed. (But public schools are still closed at least)
    hope this gives some insight on the vibe here lol, it's definitely weird for me to see my home country suffering but life being a little normal here
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  12. Athena added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos #3   

    Taylor never lived alone in Japan. She only just portrayed that she did. Hence why she only ever showed that over decorated room when she was trying to make it out as an idol (pretending to be single + kawaii dakota copy aesthetic). Only after she realized she was never going to make it she started to show the rest of the apartment, then people started to wonder how she was able to afford a nice apartment despite having nothing to show for work lol and i guess everyone knows the rest
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  13. Athena added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly)   

    honestly, i think a pretty easy answer to how to be a successful jvlogger is copy a similar model of Chris. Japan is beautiful and each prefecture has some unique nooks and crannies. Chris's success is due to going out to these little towns/cities and showcasing what's out there. He's basically the only one right now taking advantage of this. Meanwhile, other jvloggers are lazy as fuck just doing these "what i xxx in a day" bullshit and not wanting to leave their living room. Like who gives a fuck what you eat and watch your face walking down a sidewalk anymore?
    Plus now she got a marriage visa, she's fucking free. She's off the ball and chain. She has 100% free to travel around Japan and show what's out there. But i'd bet money she won't.
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  14. Athena added a post in a topic Sissel AB   

    If Sissel had a normal full time job, I'd understand why it's so slow for her to learn (since i'm in that position here but my korean is good enough to live and get by in Korea on my own) but she's kinda like Taylor R.... just edits videos all day all week. Unless we give her the benefit of the doubt and say she was planning to do language school but because of the virus it got shut down? 
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  15. Athena added a post in a topic Kelly Morita (previously LoveLyzKelly)   

    To be fair, when you marry in japan; the couple has to have the same surname. So it’s not really a “proof of commitment”, it’s just the law. Either spouse can take either surname or make a new one - it just has to the same. Unless there’s some special override for intl couples? But every person I know who married a Japanese person changed their surname to be the same. 
    edit: ah ok I’ve been corrected, international couples do get a special override for this case. I wasn’t sure hahaha but i haven’t met anyone who didn’t change it, probably just because they wanna follow the social norm of japan
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