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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jessica Alba reveals she's been eating kimchi since she was 4


Article: 'Entertainment Relay' Jessica Alba, "I've been eating kimchi since I was 4... I love Korean food"

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1. [+3,624, -59] This is why both Hollywood stars and viewers would rather Eric Nam do the interviews.. Entertainment Relay, come on;;

2. [+3,050, -60] Yeah... shows that knowing English isn't all there is to getting a good itnerview. Why do you think stars always go crazy over Eric Nam. He asks questions that bring out the true charms of that star so of course all of the Hollywood stars praise him and get his number and follow him on SNS..

3. [+2,636, -49] There's a reason Eric Nam gets praise from Hollywood stars...

4. [+2,148, -189] What if Jessica Alba actually likes kimchi? I don't know why Koreans are always so suspicious whenever a foreigner says they like something about Korea. Jessica Alba said she likes kimchi but doesn't like soju so clearly she's not saying it as lip service.. and a lot of vegetarian foreigners actually like kimchi. You should all be proud that foreigners like something about our culture intead of bringing it down all the time.

5. [+203, -16] The interview is so bad... we don't even ask non-celebrity foreigners if they like kimchi or soju anymore. Get your interview game up..

6. [+191, -17] Can someone please file a complaint to KBS, ugh;;

7. [+180, -13] I get that kimchi represents our country but do we really have nothing better to ask than about kimchi? ใ…กใ…ก;;

8. [+161, -20] So disgusted with "Do you know~" questions............

9. [+141, -16] Ugh, that kimchi question again... embarrassment to our country.

10. [+105, -3] I want to slap whoever asks about kimchi with a piece of kimchi

11. [+71, -5] Are we really still sitting down foreigners and asking if they know kimchi...? Aigoo~~~~~

12. [+63, -12] Can I apologize on behalf of Korea.. ใ…œใ…œ

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162 comments:

  1. So have i......

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  2. billiondollarbabeMay 30, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    she's so beautiful O.O she never ages~

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  3. She's sooo freaking pretty

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  4. I _slightly_ understand netizen's pain tho. "Brazil? Hot! Football! Tits&Ass!"
    I guess every place has this. But OH well...

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  5. She's so pretty omg. Can't believe she has two (?) kids

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  6. kimchi is definitely one of those foods you have to grow up eating it to like it. i've tried a variety of fermented foods and kimchi is one of the worst ones. you either love it or hate it.

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  7. bornfree_onekissMay 30, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Kimchi isnt even bad though I like it ;_; and yep Jessica Alba is still fine as hell

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  8. Kimchi is one of the most awful Korean food with the most unpleast smell

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  9. [+105, -3] I want to slap whoever asks about kimchi with a piece of kimchi
    I just had to lol
    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/qqiofnxtgxh1b2vj8e3d.gif

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  10. are gifs allowed now?

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  11. Yes, they're 7 and 4

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  12. I have really mixed feelings towards kimchi, I love the smell and the taste is fine but the spiciness kills me

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  13. bornfree_onekissMay 30, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Please mods do not delete tis relevant. ;-;

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  14. 8. [+161, -20] So disgusted with "Do you know~" questions............



    calm down, there are worse things in live. They should stop being so conscious of what the celebs MIGHT think because of random questions because I'm pretty sure they've been asked worse questions than what type of food they know.

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  15. eric nam isn't anything special. these knetz are delusional as f

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  16. kimchi is delicious

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  17. [+105, -3] I want to slap whoever asks about kimchi with a piece of kimchi

    I'm so tempted to use that legendary and ultimate kimchi slap gif

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  18. yeah but he's a good interviewer....this girl is so bad and awkward

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  19. he is! seriously this is nothing delusional! if you have watched all the hollywood celebs in korea interviews only his interviews are fun, the others are always boring! check it out

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  20. I tried kimchi noddles and I didnt like it tho. Still I want to try more food. Jessica Alba is pretty af

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  21. Bless you, gracious queen.

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  22. Mods let this live

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  23. I think they just don't know what kind of words to describe how they feel or they forgot words or smth... so they chose disgusted lol

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  24. Honest question: what does kimchi taste like?

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  25. What's it with Korean interviews and asking about kimchi??

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  26. yeah he makes everybody feel comfortable and he' s just so cute

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  27. tbh I get why they would cringe because it may feel embarrassing thinking that the celebs are going "wtf?" but they deffo have been asked dumber shit, and it's not like the celebs go on these interviews to be asked about life questions or their political standing.

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  28. if you watch some more interviews with foreign celebrities you will know.....you cannot even understand what they're saying it's so embarrassing.

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  29. lol idk if jessica alba's lying or not but it was painfully obvious from Leonardo DiCaprio, who turned from a racist into a ~lover of korean food~ during his promotion visit.

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  30. you can feel that the celebrities are comfortable with him! for example that interview GNA did with Hugh Jackman was so painful to watch!

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  31. The only thing I hate about kimchi is the smell...

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  32. LOL knetz, yeah that is a pretty embarrassing question. But I think it's more the way they ask it that makes it more awkward. Like, you don't ask someone "do you know spaghetti bolognese?" but you might say "have you heard of spaghetti bolognese? Do you like it? etc."


    But even so, foreigners aren't stupid, they've most likely heard of Korea's most famous national dish if they're visiting the country lol

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  33. a racist? Wow when did that happen?

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  34. It depends on your taste buds

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  35. yeah it make seem like an easy job but you gotta have skills for this lol

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  36. She's a vampire istg. She's only getting prettier with age.


    Must be the kimchi.

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  37. ~10 years ago he said koreans smell, he dislikes them etc. cus he was bullied by some korean kids.

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  38. a lot can change in 10 years tho

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  39. gotta have an acquired taste for it

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  40. Do you know kimchi ? Do you know baguette ? Do you know tacos ?
    please .. stop.

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  41. True, but imagine when some person tries to shove their culture down your throat in a desperate manner in order to get their country recognised, wouldn't you find that irritating?
    My nationality is Nigerian (and proud of it) but i'd be ultra embarrassed if someone from my country randomly asked "do you know jollof rice?" to a person of another race.

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  42. receipts please? Cause I remember him saying years ago there was a korean family in his neighbourhood and he used to eat kimchi at their house there that's why he's used to eating korean food!

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  43. i actually like Kimchi but i hate 90% of korean food since for most of their dishes they use bad parts of the animal. Like they eat things i would never buy or if u buy its for my cat

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  44. He NB, was wondering why two of my posts got deleted??
    Never happened to me before so I got a little bit of a shock when it did.

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  45. ya too late. unless there are two legendary kimchi slap.

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  46. unless it is by itself, then yes.

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  47. I ate it once and I swear I ate it for 40 minutes because it was so spicy, but damn I'd eat it again, it was super delicious :D

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  48. I've never had it or been around it before but since I've been interested in the Korean entertainment industry I've always wondered what it was like.

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  49. I think it's an acquired taste, like some seafood.

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  50. They managed to film this scene without cackling/bursting out laughing. That's some A-class acting there lmao

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  51. LOL he said in the interview that he used to eat kimchi with his friends when he was a kid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuT9PFnBrNk near the end.
    I don't doubt that he could have changed his views but he told an outright lie, when years ago he admitted he was bullied by korean kids for being a famous actor.
    ///inb4 people call me a liar

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  52. Well that is personally opinion. I still think its hard to beat this

    Fact they took pic like these shows how much they got along

    http://www.soompi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kiss_cute.jpg

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  53. she said yes because its a politically correct answer lol

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  54. I really love it and buy some whenever I get the chance

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  55. S/he deleted one of my comments too... got super salty after that, but I got over it lol

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  56. yeah, that's what i'm saying... racist --> lover of korean food lol

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  57. Maybe it was another mod and not her.

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  58. won ki jun? he could probably use the kimchi in his cooking.

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  59. Well, I can understand they talk about it, country foods are always a topic when talking to foreigns.


    Ps: Everytime a foreign calls jamรณn, prosciutto, a spanish heart is broken.

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  60. well damn.....

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  61. It has a very strong taste so some people love it and some people hate it. When I first had it I was like dafaqq!! Kdramas always made it look super tasty. But then I ate few times and I got used to it. Like someone mentioned here, it is an acquired taste.
    Who knows you might love it eventually ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  62. I love kimchi but the smell is really awful, I only eat in private where I know I won't run into human beings :D

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  63. damn.. was expecting another kimchi slap :(

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  64. Eric took pics with Barbara Palvin, Miranda Kerr and others too! It was easier for Tiffany to give a nice interview since the whole thing was set up as a date and Tom is known for being a perfect gentleman and a good speaker! You'll have to judge by giving her more interviews!

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  65. I've never seen anyone be amazed at someone coming to the US and saying they enjoy eating burgers nor have I seen hosts aking if they eat burgers

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  66. there's an idol who's stage name is kimchi, it's like the pride of korea

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  67. I read it well lol but where are the receipts? It's not fair to throw the racist insult without proof!

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  68. Lol, I don't get why they got deleted.
    Had me frowning for a bit but yeah, like you, I got over it too๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  69. lol I already told you it's from a radio broadcast from years ago, it would be nearly impossible to find it now.
    This is a well-known thing amongst koreans, but w.e you don't have to believe me. ;)

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  70. Scrolling down thinking somebody can post the kimchi slap loool

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  71. I wonder how many takes they had to film for this part. I hope it didn't take that much because lol poor guy.

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  72. well, it could be right but I hope you don't mind if I don't trust you calling someone a racist without any proof ^^

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  73. And she looks so young, she's like 34 and looks like she's 25 ish

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  74. can tiffany do the interviews?? she was so good and natural with tom auddlestone

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  75. When one comment gets deleted, the replies usually get removed as well.

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  76. but please please can we still post gifs? the only reason why the comment sections become fun is cos of the gifs posted, pwease with a cherry on top?

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRiZgJfnsT_prwbel5NbzTzgjtVqJjnDZDncNS3Qxt-vT2OPDEd3w

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  77. i wasnt talking about who took more pics... but the fact that its personal opinion how u think he is the best in interviews...


    and she did interview with Brad Pitt also ...

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  78. I see.. I was replying to a comment. I thought it was b/c I was being rude or smth.

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  79. Any Indians here? Kimchi tastes like the oorugai we take with rice...My mum makes cabbage oorugai and it tastes exactly like Kimchi...It has a strong taste and my taste buds can't handle it without rice lol...Freaking delish!

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  80. Senpai'n the sky with DiamondsMay 30, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Gifs without comment, relevancy or just plain reaction gifs aren't, but ones like this are ok. Just don't overdo it.

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  81. Senpai'n the sky with DiamondsMay 30, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    As a German, I can't seem to escape the "what do you think about Hitler" question, especially from Americans.

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  82. i don't understand why they are so ashamed of kimchi, side dish or not it's tasty and healthy and you can add it to a lot of dishes.

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  83. Racist? when? Just curious...

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  84. "we don't even ask non-celebrity foreigners if they like kimchi or soju anymore."



    I'd beg to differ.

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  85. dafuq? what's that question? -___- I would be so pissed at it

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  86. Ignorance at its finest. Germany are probably the most critical of Hitler tbh

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  87. thanks for the info

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  88. I agree! Eric did great in his interview with Noel Gallagher. He asked engaging questions, kept the conversation comfortable and smooth, and Gallagher himself seemed quite engaged in the conversation!

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  89. Lol, hello
    fellow nigerian here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    jollof rice the Nigerian pride

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  90. "Umm, excuse me sir. Do you know samsung?" lol

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  91. for me it smells exactly like it's supposed to smell : fishy-spicy fermented cabbage, the smell is actually not too strong imo

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  92. Can someone tell me what drama this gif is from ?

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  93. As a non korean I don't find anything wrong in them asking that whenever a country has a foreign celebrity visiting questions about the country are always there it might seem embarrassing to locals but it is total fine

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  94. s/he just explained in the comments below... lol

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  95. England: Tea, crumpets and the queen! Africa: poverty!

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  96. Same, they consume almost all parts of the animal (which is good in a way) but stuff like intestines and chicken feet is what we use for dog food over here, no person actally eats it

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  97. but pig and chicken feet are SOOO GOOD! I had never tried them before and since I'm adventurous I tried them in Korea and now I'm crying cause I can't find them in the UK T___T

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  98. Ah, much like being from Hawaii and having people ask me when did we start living in houses and having internet, etc. I know Lost was filmed in Hawaii, but no we do not live in jungle and sleep on the sand...

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  99. Eric Nam is a great interviewer because even though he is likely given an interview script for every interview he conducts (with Hollywood or other foreign celebrities) he sort of has a way of phrasing his questions (in English) that the interviewee can build upon more than rather asking directly what essentially boils down to a "yes" or "no" answer.


    For example: the interview script might outline "talk about Korean food"


    So instead of asking the standard go-to question "Do you like Kimchi" that other interviewers seem to automatically default to, particularly when interviewing foreign celebs, Eric would phrase it as "So, what other Korean food do you like other than kimchi?" or something along that line.


    I feel that sometimes, in an attempt to conduct the interview as smoothly as possible with foreign celebs, Korean interviewers just ask them basically "yes" or "no" questions and it's often difficult to elaborate upon those answers.


    In addition to Eric Nam, I do think there are other English-speaking Korean celebrities who can conduct decent and comfortable interviews with Hollywood celebs in English including U-KISS' Kevin and Eli, or even SNSD's Tiffany (as seen when she interviewed Tom Hiddleston and Brad Pitt).

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  100. Kimchi is fab and kimchi ramen is food-Jesus.

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  101. A Private PersonMay 30, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    I was just about to say the same about England lol, tea, the queen, accents, 'wrong' english words, football. And Africa = defo poverty.

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  102. Most Asian country are like that not only Korea

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  103. In my first attempt to eat kimchi, I was just about to throw up because of the smell -not exaggerating- but abyear later in my second attempt, I liked it and even ate 2 servings lol

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  104. my english teacher is such a dick about that "wrong english words' thing, he makes fun of americans all the time! like "they complain about us saying football but we kind of invented the language! they're such morons"

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  105. I like Korean food because I have no idea what's in it. I just know enough that this particular dish tastes amazing, don't tell me what's in it I don't care as long as it's not undercooked. ;x

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  106. Do you know kpop?!
    On a serious note, i love that Eric Nam is getting recognition as an interviewer.

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  107. The smell depends on what ingredient was put into the kimchi and how long it's been fermented. There are also many different types of kimchi including non-spicy variety. From my experience, the longer the kimchi has been fermented the more it gives a mild odour but it's not really that strong even if it's been fermented for a month.

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  108. Love me some jollof rice. The question I know that Nigerians ask is do you know fufu?

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  109. I love kimchi <3. The only bad thing about eating it(especially if you don't live in Korea), is that the ppl around you most likely will hate the smell and complain, hehe.

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  110. So rude! I would never ask that to a German :c

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  111. It's ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋‹ค ๊น€์น˜ ("Everybody Kimchi", literally)

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  112. France: baguette, beret, Amelie, Eiffel Tower, French Revolution/guillotine...

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  113. loool at the guillotine! Funny thing is I have never seen a french wearing a beret in my 22years spent in France lol there are so many misconceptions about our country! And how everybody thinks french people are all super classy, well-dressed and stylish looool

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  114. do you like samba?

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  115. That's like asking a foreign celeb when they come to the U.S. if they have ever had a hot dog ...

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  116. Why Koreans are always like that when it is related to kimchi? Kimchi deserves the attention and love, it's delicious and healthy.

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  117. The legendary kimchi slap

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  118. ๊ธฐ๋„ .zavyMay 30, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    WTH stop Bashing on Benji he had a script and he's a rookie what do you expect Eric has an experience

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  119. Turkey: Kebab, Lokum, rugs

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  120. Oh, well that's rather odd.
    But do you know by any chance why some comments get deleted??

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  121. the guy looks like he wants to laugh

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  122. ban eric from interviews, get tiffany instead.

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  123. America: McDonald's, War, Guns, Fatties, Obama

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  124. kimchi is love, kimchi is life

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  125. Japan: anime, hentai/octopus porn, WW2 i'll never get the end of it tbh

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  126. Maybe try visiting a butcher directly? That's where I purchase my dog's chicken feet from.
    I can't speak pon pig feet since I'm Muslim lol.

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  127. Philippines: Pacquiao, Lea Salonga, Black Eyed Peas Apl.de.Ap, balut, Boracay

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  128. I didn't realize there are so many people who find the taste of kimchi strange until I read these comments lol I am just to accustomed to it

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  129. and "SAMBA!!"

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  130. Generally, comments will be removed if they're off topic, contain hate speech, contain off topic media (reaction gifs, bad memes etc.), spam, fanwar bait, and personal insults or attacks.

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  131. Senpai'n the sky with DiamondsMay 30, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Exactly, I don't know what kind of answer people expect, even the very few people who do not think of him as the scum of the earth most of the time don't have the balls to admit it either unless they're within their little neo-nazi clique.
    I used to get sad and offended at the question but I'm now immunized.

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  132. LMAO the name fits I guess. Thank you :)

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  133. The actor looks like he laughed a bit before turning towards the camera haha

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  134. my french teacher from england was the same way. it was really annoying she was so uppity about it too!

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  135. I actually find it funny personally! americans are the ones being annoying about it! the English created the language, why do they always want to try and tell them what's to use and not? I get annoyed when my boyfriend can't even have a conversation about football with an american without him being all "it's soccer" lol

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  136. Kimchi is good IMO. It tastes really good with plain rice and I don't get why people are so disgusted by the smell. It's not even that bad.

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  137. But its usually british people always saying americans do everything wrong. ( at least on the internet and from my experiences) like no you have your way we have ours, its that simple! Its dumb of people to argue over the name, just call it football and soccer. If you were raised in the US of course it would be weird for you to call it football. Just like it would be weird for you to call it soccer.
    If you had my french teacher you wouldnt find it funny haha she was kind of a jerk. But thats her personality and I dont let my opinion of her reflect other british people. ( in case you were thinking that (: )

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  138. I used to hear her personality IRL sucks. I remember when she was doing press with Paul Walker (RIP) who was really chill and easy to get along with and you could tell he did not like her that much.

    She's doing well with her baby care company though, good for her. Get your money, Alba!

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  139. really? I didn't grow up eating kimchi but I enjoyed it the moment I tried it. Maybe it's just me.

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  140. the mods are so annoying lol get over yourselves

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  141. With stupid questions like that, I just take it as an opportunity to troll the other person and after that tell let them know how just how idiotic asking that question made them look.

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  142. Charice
    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00032632.jpg

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  143. SAME LMFAOOOOOOOO

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  144. I liked kimchi on first taste.... Idk how to describe it but it tasted just the way id imagine it would taste. And have u never eaten anything fermented bc thats the smell?

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  145. Kimchi is an acquired taste... At first my friends hated it too but after a while (like eating it 3 times, we got used to it. Now, we know if Kimchi is good or bad.

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  146. I know someone who doesn't like Kpop or know what it is but eats Kimchi and as a Kpop fan it's really weird now that I know lol

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  147. Why is it so freakin long to make tho? And if u buy pre-made where i live its freakim expensive. Like 10$ for a small tub tf????

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  148. I accidently ordered a fish egg and intestine thingy dish in korea... omg it was so embarassing bc i literally could not it eat w/o gagging and i finished like 1/3 of the dish. Eghhh. It was rlly bad. But the rest of the food i ate there was delish. Love their street food and snacks and obsession with swet potato lol.

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  149. Get that knetz love, Eric Nam!!!

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  150. 10. [+105, -3] I want to slap whoever asks about kimchi with a piece of kimchi



    LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAH

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  151. It really is no different than asking people in LA if they went to In-n-Out....but I get the complaint.

    Then again food is a big unifier....it brings us together and who doesn't appreciate a good meal whether it is a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich or kimchi or lentil stew.

    I ate kimchi way before I knew about Kpop too. We like to try different foods in my house. We're cooking Italian tonight, Japanese tomorrow, Philippines style spaghetti last week, Mexican last week.

    We are weird, I know....but you can eat well at my house

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  152. i... didnt know... beret had accents... im sorry

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  153. Btw...who's the interviewer?

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  154. Jenizz | pinkcrownMay 30, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Oh well~

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  155. This happens everywhere, all the time. Annoying especially when they assume you're dumb and don't know a thing.

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