Korean wife takes over her Brazilian husband [Hello Counselor / 2017.02.06]

Korean wife takes over her Brazilian husband [Hello Counselor / 2017.02.06]


We will counsel you on your unspeakable concerns. National… – Competition on Worries! / – Competition on Worries! Hello Counselor is going borderless today. We’ve compiled foreigners’ worries for today’s special show. Hence, we invited special guests as well. – Kangnam! / – Nice to meet you, everyone. – Cao Lu. / – Cao Lu! (Gem of variety shows, Cao Lu) Robin. (Handsome guy from France, Robin) Please also welcome Benji of B.I.G. (Benji of B.I.G) Do you have any special plans for the holidays? I’ll be visiting China for the first time in two years. It’s not for work, right? – To see your family? / – Yes, I got five days off. – So it’s a vacation. / – Five days? – Will you be in Beijing? / – No, I’m from Hunan. – Hunan? / – I see, Hunan. – Gwangju? / – Jeolla Province? It’s not too far from Guangzhou. Are you from Jeolla Province? – She’ll probably take the train home. / – Exactly. (Have happy holidays with your family.) I heard that Benji prepared a special performance for us. Yes. It’s pretty short, though. He majored in violin at the Juilliard School of Music. – The Juilliard School? / – He majored in violin. – That school is known for violin performance. / – Yes. (He tosses and catches the bow.) (That was cool!) (I hope you like my performance.) (“Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo de Sarasate) (The beautiful melody fills the stage.) (He flaunts his impressive skills.) (Taegyun looks as if he’s playing the violin too.) (Benji is so multi talented.) (That was amazing!) Before we get started Cao Lu, do you have any concerns these days? – I do, of course. / – Do you? As you know, celebrities don’t make stable income. – Right. / – You’re done when your luck goes away. You get no jobs. I’m sure all of you can relate to it. (Thanks to her forthright way of putting it…) – I can relate to it. / – So… I can certainly relate to it. – So I want to have a side job. / – A side job? – I want to run a dumpling restaurant. / – I see. – Why a dumpling restaurant? / – I have a name for it. – What is it? / – Cao Lu’s Gratifying Dumplings. – That’s pretty good. / – Isn’t it a good idea? – Yes, I like that name. / – Will you come visit? (She’s already promoting it.) (Cao Lu is very resourceful.) – Gratifying Dumplings. / – I haven’t saved – enough money yet. / – Take out a loan. A loan? It could get me in huge trouble. (Don’t take out loans thoughtlessly.) I know that some of you have suffered because of it. Let’s take a look at today’s keywords. Please show us. Foreigners’ Competition on Worries. “Why Are You Doing this to Me?” “No! No! Never!” – “My Scary Wife”. / – “My Scary Wife”. This person is from the country of samba and passion, Brazil. Oh, Brazil. Nice. This story is called “My Scary Wife”. Hello. I’m from Brazil and I’ve been married for three years. I really love Korea. Pork barbecue, kimchi stew, soybean paste stew, hangover soup, duck meat and mudfish soup. I love Korean food so much. If I list everything, the show will go overtime. What am I worried about? My wife, who’s Korean, is the source of my worries. “Turn off the TV. Can you try to be more productive?” “Try to work harder, please.” “Hurry. Hurry up. Move faster, will you?” My wife wants me to work harder and keep myself busy but I get upset when she scolds me because I think I already work hard enough. I go to the language school in the morning and clean up after our dog in the afternoon. – I do all the housework. / – He looks after the dog. My wife and I don’t see eye to eye on many things. “Seriously. You can’t even do this properly?” “Gosh, you frustrate me so much.” My wife doesn’t like how I do things. She wants me to do everything quickly and perfectly. If I can be that kind of person, I’d be happy as well. Korean culture is very different from that of Brazil. I don’t know what to do. Everyone at Hello Counselor, please help me. (Please help me!) I think people in Brazil are more easygoing than us. – Things are not as hectic. / – They’re very relaxed. – Koreans are so impatient. / – That’s right. I visited France and couldn’t understand the culture. People there eat a small bowl of pasta for two hours. Yes, they do. – The portions are usually small too. / – Exactly. Adjusting to that cultural difference was so tough. I knew I had to eat quickly to fit into the culture, but it was very hard for me to eat fast. – You weren’t used to it. / – I couldn’t enjoy eating. This worry must stem from such cultural differences. Let’s meet him now. – Please come on out! / – Come on out. (Who’s the man worried about his impatient wife?) (Bernardo) – Please introduce yourself to us. / – He’s nimble. Hello. My name is Bernardo and I’m from Brazil. – Bernardo. / – Bernardo. He’s from Brazil. What’s the culture like in Brazil? Is everyone very relaxed? Everyone tends to be relaxed. – Things are slower compared to Korea. / – Are they? Most Brazilians like samba dancing but I don’t like it so much because it’s so loud. – You don’t like samba? / – No. Isn’t half of the year filled with festivals? I just don’t think it’s for me. – You don’t enjoy it? / – When I first came to Korea, I saw Dongyeop dancing samba with Brazilian girls – in a TV commercial. / – Oh, right. I thought that was funny. – So you think Dongyeop is funny. / – Yes. How does your wife want you to change? I first came to Korea in 2014 and lived here for ten months. Then I got married here and moved back to Brazil. We were in Brazil for the last two years and we moved back to Korea under four months ago. – This is the 4th month. / – Has it only been 4 months? Ever since we got married, my wife has been saying that she wants me to do things more quickly. Isn’t working hard and being efficient a good thing? It is a good thing but I’m not used to it. Koreans grow up hearing it from their moms. Korean moms say, “Go brush your teeth. Hurry up.” That kind of culture doesn’t exist in Brazil. Moms don’t nag their kids to brush teeth. They teach their kids to be autonomous. Yes, they have to be independent. But Korean moms always tell kids what to do. “Go clean that thing. Wash the dishes.” “Do this too.” You have to do as they say. – He’s right. / – In the morning, – I go to the language school. / – Language school. In the afternoon, I usually stay at home. Hence, I have to do laundry and vacuum our place. My wife always tells me to speed up and be efficient but I can’t really do that. Even when I wash dishes, I do my best to clean them thoroughly. But my wife goes, “What’s taking you so long?” “Just let me do it if you’re going to take that long.” By any chance, are you here today because you don’t want to do housework? Well, that’s one of the reasons. (That’s one of the reasons.) – He’s cute. / – Is it because you don’t want to do it? – I also want our place to be clean / – Right. but I don’t think people can change that quickly. So it’s more about not being able to change quickly. Is she stressing you out by demanding you to change? Yes. In Brazil, it’s common to hire people to clean your house. It’s their job. Like maid services, you know? – I see. / – People there use housekeeping services. So I never had to do any housework while growing up. I started doing it after I got married. – Did you have maids who come to your house? / – Yes. I guess many people do that for a living. – I see. / – Yes, it’s a common job. – Oh, really? / – To tell you the truth, I do want to change – It must be hard. / – but it’s a bit hard. – You want her to be more understanding. / – Exactly. I’d love her to be more understanding. It must be frustrating for Bernardo. The culture is so different. He’s used to having maids. It must be stressful. Let’s meet his wife now. All right. Hello. – Hello. / – It sounds like you rush Bernardo a lot and get mad at him often. I do admit that I’m quite impatient. Have you thought you should try to be more patient and understanding because of the cultural differences? He’s such a slow learner. How slow is he? Once, he grilled a chicken breast for me. All you have to do is grill it, right? – Yes. / – It took him an hour and a half. – Doesn’t it burn? / – Didn’t the meat burn? He took out the chicken breast and thought about which way it should be cut. He cut it in half and sprinkled some pepper on it. Then he added more. – That’s how he spent an hour and a half. / – Gosh. – That’s a bit much. / – It’s a serious problem. When we go out, I start getting ready first. When I’m done, he goes, “Shall I get changed?” “Have you seen my wallet?” He takes up to an hour. I’m a fast walker, so when we walk together, I almost have to drag him along. I’m always the one who opens the door wherever we go – because I arrive first. / – That must be the case. (That’s too much.) Why did you take so long to grill the chicken breast? I wanted to make sure that it tastes really good. That’s the main reason. Also, I rarely cook – so I had to keep looking up the recipe. / – Right. I followed the recipe slowly and kept checking it. I actually have a question for his wife. Many women get mad at their husbands who never help. – He’s slow but he’s trying to help out. / – He tries. – Exactly. / – Isn’t it so sweet? – He’s trying his best. / – He’s so cute. – I agree. / – Does he make many mistakes? – He makes so many mistakes. / – Give us examples. When he carries bowls filled with soup to the table, I guess he gets the urge to do something funny. He starts dancing with the bowls in his hands. (Dancing with the bowls) – Then he spills the soup. / – That’s so cute. – It’s adorable. / – He spills it, so it’s a problem. Does he take an hour and a half to clean it up? – He even dances for you. / – He says he cleaned it – but it doesn’t even look clean. / – Oh, really? What else? Has he made other mistakes? He washed a brand-new pair of jeans with white clothes. – He did? / – Yes, just after we got married. He doesn’t even know what’s wrong with it. She sounds like his mom. Do you realize that you make many mistakes? I’m a human too. Everyone makes mistakes. I make mistakes like that from time to time in the process of trying to do nice things for her. If I spill food on my clothes when we eat together, – or if I spill coffee… / – On the floor, right? We could be having a great time, but she turns cold when I make mistakes like that. My wife gets all mad at me and gives me scary looks, – so I don’t want to make such mistakes. / – What else? My gosh… One day… – He just sounded so Korean. / – I got goosebumps. – Once, her glasses were on the floor. / – Her glasses. I ended up stepping on it by mistake, – Oh, no. / – and the temples broke. I was so flustered because I didn’t know what to do. I just took them to a shop without telling my wife. I asked to fix them quickly. That’s funny. One day, when I sat down on the toilet, – it broke. / – You broke the toilet? – Yes. / – Why? Did you jump on it? I slipped when I sat down. That’s why… – Shouldn’t you tell her? / – I grabbed the toilet – and bought the same toilet. / – Quickly I bought the exact same toilet. – Out of fear that she’d scold you. / – Out of fear. – Seriously… / – He’s like a kid. He’s so adorable. If a toilet broke, we would be like this. “Gosh, the toilet broke. What should we do?” However, he went to get it. (He’s totally nervous.) – He ran to the market. / – He’s scared of his wife. (This is the troublemaker’s change in his face.)

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