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Hi! Hi guys. Today, as you can tell by the title, we're doing the 'assumptions about me' video which
was trendy about two years ago. It's raining bythe way and for some reason the rain is really
really loud so I hope, if you hear it, it's justlike ambiance. But anyway, I did a video
related to that trend two years ago but I wasmore focused on assumptions about Korea because
I'm sensitive and I'm scared and I didn'twant people to make assumptions about me. I
think that I'm stronger in my sense of self nowthat I can handle these. Also you guys are the
nicest people on earth. But yeah it's a rainy day, it's kind of late, it's very dark, so I'm sorry that
the lighting is strange but I hope that this isjust a cozy little chat in which you do not roast
me. Which is just great. I haven't ordered these, I'm just doing them via screenshot so let's just
start at the beginning. Let's just start off withmy friend Yoon's dog's Instagram asking me:
'I don't like cats.' I'm slightly slightly allergicto cats. Does that mean that I don't like them? No.
I love many cats but yeah I'm just sneezyand gross. I got a couple people assuming that I
smell a certain way. Someone said "I guess you smellreally good because you're into smells and candles"
and someone else said...let me find it..."This mightsound weird but I feel like you smell like peaches
mixed with spring." And to both of you, I'm not sure. I'm currently wearing coconut vanilla deodorant
and Kurt says that I often smell like breadwhich I find a compliment so yeah, I think
I give off a like a bread smell? "You areat your limit regarding living in Seoul."
I got a lot of questions about this like'you want to leave Korea' 'you hate Korea'
No, I'm very very very happy here, I definitely, I've said this before but, I don't want to live in
Korea my entire life so I'm at the point where I'mso happy for the time that I've had here and any
extra time is great but I'm also really excitedfor whatever our next step is. "You're not too
friendly in person, I'm sorry" Yes and no. If I, ifyou've ever met me and I haven't seemed nice it's
because I was nervous as hell and I was probablyreally quiet. I'm either super awkward and
just very quiet or I'm overly nice, and part ofthat is just my personality - I really like
to make people feel comfortable because I like tofeel comfortable, but I also blame my California
upbringing because we definitely do have thatwhere we're overly friendly but it seems
a little bit surface level. I don't know, peoplesay that it seems surface level but I feel like
at least in my part of California, most peopleare actually genuinely that nice -except for
the rich moms in Del Mar because when I workedat the farmers market, boy howdy, they were not
nice. So yeah I would say yes I am nice inperson and I think Californians get a bad rep
for being nice. There's nothing wrong with beingnice. "You're constantly striving to achieve things."
Yes I'm a capricorn. But also, slight pitchhere for a podcast, Michael from Lessons from
the Screenplay and Beyond the Screenplayis my favorite person in the world but it
was my first time listening to his podcastand they were talking about Soul and how
- anyway they got on the subject of howit's almost a good thing that humans
are never really satisfied because if we werecompletely happy all the time we wouldn't strive
to achieve or change or improve anything so I'mpersonally trying to find a good balance between
always trying to achieve something and alwayshaving a goal, but also not obsessing over
it so yeah I do, I'm constantly striving. "You are very open and make new friends easily."
I think I'm very open, like even with strangers I can pretty much tell them my life story, I don't
really mind. Making new friends easily is reallyhard for me because I'm not very good at the
follow-up. Like, if we meet once and it's great, I'm so bad at asking to meet up again because I always
feel like the other person is probably reallybusy and I just don't know when or how...
I don't know, I'm just a bad, I'm bad at it. If welost connection, if we haven't met up in a while
please reach out to me because I will say yes, I'm just I'm horrible at making new friends.
My old friends are stuck with me for life. "You don't really like to cook" and someone
else said that "I don't cook, I always order." I love to cook, specifically I love to
bake but just because of my kitchen, like our teenytiny counter space and stuff like that, no access
to an oven, two little burners that you can't evenfit two pans on at once...it makes me a little bit
frustrated. When I go home, when I'm in America and I have my family's kitchen, I love
it. I've even taken like proper cookingclasses and stuff, I really love it but
I don't love cooking in [my apartment] so yes I do, I eithermake really simple things like you've seen or
yeah we do go out and order a lot because it'scheap here, as opposed to in the US. "You want a pet."
Oh my god, I have been sending Kurt this onedog, wait we're just going to talk about it,
we're going to pull this dog up. She is livingsafe and sound, she's in a foster home. Okay
are you guys ready for this? I don't thinkyou're ready. Look at this angel! Can you see?
Look!!! She is five years old, has a welsh corgibody, a pretty fox face, and then sujebi ears. So
sujebi is like pulled noodles basicallyso she has like noodle ears. I just think it's so
cute. She knows that she's so beautiful, look atthat! So anyway, I do want a pet but just right
now it doesn't make sense for us because againwe don't really know where we're going to be
in a couple years we're planning on moving soso we don't want to force a dog to go through
that kind of stress so we're happy to just fosterwhen we can. Oh "you dye your hair to keep it red"
No, and I got so many questions aboutdyeing my hair. "I've dyed my hair colors"
"I want to dye my hair" Here's a scoop, I alwayswanted to dye my hair, yes. I love that I'm a
redhead, it's such a huge part of my identity, if I woke up one day and I was a different color I
would lose my mind. I don't dye my hair but I do, Idid start using this really cool shampoo - if any
redheads are watching this, it's a company based inthe UK called Gingerful and they focus on making
shampoo and conditioner for redheads and it hasthe slightest hint of henna in it so it just takes
your natural reds or your dyed reds and makesit that much brighter. You really notice it in
the light, it's gorgeous, it smells great, it's vegan, it's cruelty free, it's in like a biodegradable
sugar cane bottle. Basically, they ticked all of myboxes. Yeah, I love them, not sponsored, I've been
using it for about a month, more than a month. Butyeah no I've always wanted to dye my hair lime
green or like a very light pale green and then I did dye just one streak of my hair down here
I dyed it mint blue for pretty much all ofcollege. I used Manic Panic. Never made a dent
in that pot of Manic Panic. "You are an introvert." Yes. I am an INFJ?
INFJ yes that's what I am. "Yousleep eight hours every night."
Well, let me tell you. I got myself a fitbit, we can go through my sleep score right here. I'm
shocked, I thought I slept a lot more. I prettymuch sleep six to seven hours. There's like one
the...where's Thursday? Blame Joe Biden for thatone. I stayed up for the inauguration. But there was
one day where I got - yeah look at that - like nine, ten hours. Gorgeous. But yeah no normally I sleep,
seven is good but I'm usually in the six-hourrange which is shocking to me. "You're Canadian."
I am in fact from the United States of America. "You miss having a full-time job at an
office." Ooh yes and no. I would love to honestlywork in a co-working space or something
like that because I do really miss kind of thatcreative energy of having other people working
on similar projects with you all day or even justif you need a break you can get up and bother
someone at their desk, which maybe I shouldn'tdo at a co-working space...but for me working
at home, there are often times where I don't standup for like five hours. I love being the boss of
my own time, but I do really miss having othercreative minds around me and working on things
as a team, you know? "You're a night owl." Ooh no, I used to be a total early bird and I'm most
productive in the morning but Kurt is a night owl. We've been married, what, two years? And I'm already
I'm like I stay up an hour later each year so bythe time we hit like our 10-year anniversary I'm
just not gonna sleep and I'm scared. Someone said"You're small (height)" but someone else said "I'm tall."
I am five foot four, 163 centimeters. I was supposedto be tall, the doctors when I was born the
doctors said that I was supposed to be really talland I'm shorter than both of my parents. I am one
of the shortest members of my extended familyexcept for my grammy who is like 90 so and she's
shrinking. So yeah I'm, I would call myself more onthe small side. "You don't know how to drive." Um, I do
but I don't like it. I was literally just talkingto my friend about this the other day. There is
this tiny little strip of the 101, PCH, Pacific Coast Highway, whatever you want to call it - the
area that I live in, the 101 is quite small. It'slike two lanes each way, 35 miles an hour, I love
driving on that. That is my dream road. Roll thewindows down, put the music on, space out, I love it.
Any other street - I hate. I hate driving, I really do. "You swear much more behind camera." Um yes and no. I
think again it's one of those things where I kindof reflect what the people around me do because
I don't know what makes them feel comfortablebut yeah I would say, my mom's from New Jersey
so I was raised that way so...if you know youknow. "You were the smart but quiet kid in school."
Actually, I was the smart but loud kid in school. I was the person the teacher had to separate from
their friends, you know? But I was a good studentso they couldn't even really yell at me. I was
kind of a teacher's pet too so - I loved my teachers, it wasn't like a 'I'm trying to be a teacher's pet'
it was like 'my teachers were rad' so yeah. "You cryvery easily." Yeah, I'm pretty muchon the verge of
tears at all times. Literally anything can set meoff. People in groups doing the same thing, like if
if there's a lot of applause or even like flashmobs - it's so stupid but um yeah I cry. I cry
for flash mobs so yeah I cry very easily. "Youlove your booktube more than your main channel."
The thing is, my booktube, it's so easy for meto be super stoked about whatever I'm talking
about. With this channel, because it's organicallyhow my day is going, it's not guaranteed
that it's gonna be super fun every single time.So I think booktube is just it's like that best
friend that's always got your back, you know? But this channel is like my adventurous friend
that it's a mixed bag, you never know! So I loveyou both, don't worry. "You believe in star signs
but not in blood type." Ooh um I'm not super intoastrology, I do think that my birth chart is creepy
creepy on point for me. I am a capricorn moon uh -no no! I'm a capricorn sun, scorpio moon, sagittarius
rising. I will link my full birth chart downbelow and Kurt is dripping in Virgo, I
mean ridiculous. I do think it's fun and I do thinksometimes it is very accurate but I'm not, I don't
think that it's like the gospel truth, you know? Forblood types I really don't care. I am A+, so
is Kurt and actually our CEO for the companythat we both worked at really didn't like A
types. Yeah whenever we brought up blood sun orblood types she would get kind of weird with us
and we'd be like...girl calm down. "You have no foodallergies." I don't...yeah I don't think I do."
"Doesn't like to swim." I like to swim. I am justreally scared of sharks and any kind of underwater
creature and I've also been caught in a riptidebefore. Yeah, I don't like to swim in the ocean,
I do like to swim in pools as long as I check thatthere are no sharks in the pool which I still do.
I am 28 years old - no I'm 29. I am 29 years old andI am still checking the deep end of swimming pools
for sharks. "You were a choir or band kid inschool." I was a band kid. I played the alto sax
and I love it so much. "You don't like totravel with Kurt." Um...Kurt has...Kurt has a
very different travel style than I do so I justneed to be in the mentality that I'm traveling
with Kurt. For me, if I'm going on a solo trip I'mlike, I plan it out, I know exactly where I'm gonna
go, I have all these ideas, we're gonna just go gogo go go but Kurt is like ~let's take a stroll~
And so we kind of, when we travel together,we kind of meet in the middle. Being so used
to solo travel, it was an adjustment period. "Youwere disputed about academics or arts in school."
No, I knew that I wasn't good at art. I loveart but I don't have the amount of talent
that I think you need, I don't have the eye. I justdon't have that natural affinity to - affinity! Dang
it. That was the word I was looking for ah! I justfilmed a video about books... "mostly because her...um...
affiliation? That's not the word I'm looking for..." Itwas affinity. Anyway, I think the people who go into
the arts when it comes to school are so bravebecause that's just a thing like academics you
can study, even if you aren't good at something youcan study and memorize and get through it but with
the arts you really need something just in thereor in here wherever it is, so if you are studying
the arts or even if you want to study itand you aren't, but you are at heart an artist,
I am in awe, I am in awe of you. "You wanted tohave a goth phase but never did." Oh my god yeah.
I mean I was like way emo - I was like the only kid atschool in the beginning who was really into
MCR, I remember this one guy, I'm not gonna namebecause he builds parts for airplanes now and
I'm not gonna mess with a man who is in charge ofairplanes - he would just make fun of me so much for
liking MCR and then one day he came up to me andhe was like "Hang 'em High, so good!" and I was like0__0
and after that people started to like MCR andthey weren't mean to me anymore about wearing
all black. But yeah I definitely did the all blackthing but I wouldn't go so far as to say I was
goth. I was as close as a suburban goody-two-shoesteacher's pet could be. "You love doing things alone
even though you are married." True. "You are shy toshow on video you speaking slash interacting with
other locals in Korean (full sentences)" Yes but alsoI don't like recording other people speaking that
much. I get so nervous about speaking that I don'teven think to take my camera out first of all is
the thing so yeah pretty right. Okay, I like thisone, you're low-key conservative - parentheses,
not a bad thing, I come from a conservativefamily haha." So I was actually thinking about
this and talking with one of my friendsabout this recently. Technically I come from
a relatively progressive family. Now I've realizedthat I was definitely raised with that like
progressive middle is that what it's called, like the middle left. Okay sorry my camera
died. But yeah so certain ideas justnever even occurred to me, so for example
abolishing the police - I am on board now and I nowthat I understand it and I get it, but if you had
asked me in probably 2019 without explainingit, just you know cold turkey asked me, I've
literally never even considered it. Yeah that'ssomething that I did realize this year is that
even though I feel like I'm kind of on board foranything if it's explained to me and made sense
there are things that I have never consideredin my life and yeah so I guess in a way yeah
I wouldn't necessarily say conservative butI would definitely say like middle ground
until it's taught to me andI'm doing my own research don't worry but
yeah that was just something that I thoughtabout recently and it was interesting that
you asked that. "You are an older sister." I'm not, I'm an only child. "You've never done drugs, not in
a good bad connotation just a vibe." Um yeah I don't -actually and then someone said that "I smoked weed
just once." Both of my batteries are dead so we'regonna just juggle them until we finish. I don't
like anything that alters, call me controlfreak if you want, alters kind of my control
of my body so that's why I can probably counton one hand the amount of times that I've been
really drunk, like not just tipsy, so yeah no nothat's not me. "You don't like it when people call
you by your full name." I don't know, I kind of like my full name. My full name is Carolyn.
If you want to learn more about me, I have 50facts about me up here. And pretty much my mom and
then my New Jersey relatives, some of them, call methat but they say Caaarolyn instead of Carolyn. They
say Caaaarolyn or Caaaari, which I like. Honestly, I dig. But yeah no it's either my mom is angry with
me or it's someone who hasn't seen me since thefourth grade. They built a new elementary school
while I was still in elementary school soI had a lot of kids that I went to third grade
with and then we split up and then met again inhigh school and so there were a handful of kids
that would still call me Carolyn because they knewme from third grade and I'd be like "get with the
program Thomas my name is Cari now" but anyway yeah Thomas, he never grew out of it. He knew me in
high school for four years and he still calledme, he was the only person that called me Carolyn.
Anyway, I'm over it. Doesn't bother me that much. "You LOVE California." I really do I'm so, I'm so
thankful that I grew up there. This one was sorandom "You are unable to chug anything carbonated
or maybe you can." I actually don't drinkanything carbonated, I've just barely started to
be able to handle it but yeah carbonation on mytongue, it hurts, yeah the only time, I'll drink like
vodka tonic I would say is the only - like gin and tonic, vodka tonic, are the only things that I
drink that are carbonated and I don't really drinkso...Oh I got this, "You don't speak Korean well"
and then "You're less fluent in languages than wethink." I hope you don't think that I'm fluent in
any language other than English because I'm not. I would say for understanding, Korean and
Spanish, my listening skills are the best. Strangelyenough I'm most comfortable speaking in Korean
just because I've forgotten all the vocabularyfor Spanish. Hungarian, don't even talk to me about
Hungarian, god. Beautiful language, impossible tolearn. I'm still like vaguely studying it for fun
but man. I'm very nervous tospeak in any language other than
English so yeah please don't think that I'm fluentin anything, even English honestly. "You've dressed
up for a midnight premiere." Oh...my friends and I diddress up, I don't think it was a midnight premiere
but we did dress up to go see the last HarryPotter and we all dressed up as students and
then my one friend Casey Pham, hey there, I couldn'tfind the picture, if I had the picture I would have
totally shared it but he came as a dementor!He just came with a black sheet over his head.
So I have a funny, I have funny memories ofdressing up for movies but I don't think it was a
midnight premiere. And last but not least this one, "You are judgmental about loud slash party people
and don't let them into your close circle." Um no.I actually, one of my roommates in college
my senior year was like the party queen. She wasliterally the bartender of our like college bar
so I adore people like that, I recognize thatit's not my style. I like to be in pajamas by 10
unless I'm at a concert and that is how I roll but I actually really liked especially living with
people like that because I could honestly have theapartment to myself for most of the night and then
I'm the kind of person that I - even with Kurt still- I can't fall asleep until everybody is back
home safely or like I know where they are so itwas fun to be able to like Friday Saturday nights
have the apartment to myself, have little dance parties, cook, clean, whatever and then make sure
that all my friends got home safely and you knowI could make them tea afterwards and we could chat
and they would tell me everything that was goingon so I do love I suppose 'party people' I love
party people that respect that I'm not a partyperson and they understand that maybe like once
a month, if that, I'll come out with them. Yeah Iwould say I love them, I have no issues but
it just so happens that my very very close circleof friends, we aren't those type of people because
we're close because we hang out what everybodyelse is partying I guess. But that's it. Anyway
the sun has set, it is dark now, sorry about this lighting. Actually, it's kind of cozy but yeah I
I had fun with this, thank you so much and yeahwe're gonna have a snow day again this week.
This is the craziest winter. Thank you so muchfor sending in your questions. If I missed any
of yours, I'm sorry, I will catch you guys nexttime, probably a vlog because I'm just gonna
go run around in the snow and it's gonna begreat. So all right stay safe I love you all, bye!