LIFE&STYLE

3 YouTube Vloggers show glimpse into biracial marriage life

By Catherine Chung
  • Published : Jun 21, 2018 - 17:26
  • Updated : Jun 21, 2018 - 17:28
Biracial couples who speak in Korean are gaining subscribers and viewers on YouTube, carving a niche for themselves amid the staggering number of videos that appear on the online video platform daily.

It is a noteworthy feat considering that 50 million users upload 300 hours of videos on YouTube every minute. In addition, the world’s largest online video platform attracts over 30 million visitors who watch around 5 billion videos every day, according to YouTube.

Here are three such couples who are garnering attention:

2hearts1seoul



Lee Kyu-ho and Sarah are a Korean-Canadian married couple living in Seoul. Currently boasting 130,000 subscribers, the channel is updated weekly with videos related to travel, food and daily life.

Lee reportedly jumped into creating videos in order to show Sarah’s parents their married life in Korea. The videos initially intended for Sara’s parents became so popular that they decided to become full-fledged YouTubers. 


Sarah and Kyu-ho enjoy a home-cooked meal at home. (YouTube)

The videos focus on Sarah adapting to life in Korea, including different experiences related to both travel and food. Their stories have been gaining popularity both in Korea and abroad. Their latest video shows the couple going about their daily life, doing their laundry and going to various shops in Seoul on Election Day, which fell on June 13.

KkunmanTV 



Kkunman and Alanco are a Korean-Czech married couple living in Czech Republic. Their videos cover a variety of topics ranging from cooking to playing with pets and “meokbang” -- videos that feature people eating. They have been viewed over 3.6 million times. 


The couple enjoys their Czech sausage goulash that is similar to Korean bbudaejjigae or army stew. (YouTube)

The couple shows viewers how to have fun experimenting with food as they normally mix Czech Republic and Korean ingredients, literally blending the two cultures. Fans have commented on their cooking videos, saying, “You can do it, Alanco.”

They are seemingly not afraid to be goofy, weird and funny. During their most-viewed cooking video, Alanco appeals to Korean viewers by speaking in Korean, though she struggles throughout. Her husband Kkunman makes fun of her cooking by saying that they will eat her goulash every day because that is her latest obsession.

KAEDENKO



With over 22,000 subscribers, the KAEDENKO channel gives audiences a glimpse into the married life of a Korean-Japanese couple living in Japan. Their videos have been watched over 4 million times all together. 


Kae asks Ji-soo if he used an offensive word against the Japanese. (YouTube)

Ji-soo and Kae regularly engage with their viewers via comments as they host different topics during their video blogs. In one particular video uploaded on June 5, the couple seemingly appears to be bickering about Ji-soo’s rather “offensive” comment about Kae’s hand.

“Your hand … pig’s feet?” Ji-soo said in Korean laughing. Kae then gives him a stern glance and accuses him of insulting her because pig’s feet in Korean sounds similar to a derogatory term for a Japanese person. Viewers also laugh along via comments, with some telling her to “divorce” him for being “verbally abusive.”

By Catherine Chung (cec82@heraldcorp.com