This is a concern of a college student. It’s titled, “Slurp, Slurp.” Hello. I’m a 21-year-old college student. Excuse me, but on the screen, you look like a professor on a children’s program. Hello, kids. (Satisfied) I look like Harry Potter with a big head. (Head Potter) I have a friend who is always the same. “Hey! What did you eat for breakfast?” “Kimchi ramen.” “What will you eat for lunch?” “Ramen in black bean sauce.” “What about for dinner?” “Cup ramen.” Ramen, ramen, ramen. Could you believe there’s a person who eats ramen 3 meals a day, all year long? Really? This is my college friend. She not only eats 4-5 bags of noodles a meal, but also… “You’ve just got to eat rice with leftover broth.” “Ice cream tastes the best after eating ramen.” She even eats ice cream for dessert. The problem is… “Why are you crying? What’s wrong?” “It’s tough to walk.” Please change my friend’s eating habits. Ramen is indeed something we can’t live without, but no one eats it this much. How can a person eat ramen all day long? And eat rice and ice cream. It does taste good to dip rice in it, too. It goes great with kimchi, too. It’s great. You all like ramen, right? – Sure. / – I love it. Kwangkyu, you like ramen, right? Yes. – Do you eat it often? / – No. My doctor told me that flour isn’t good for me. That’s why you have such great skin. If you just look at his skin… – Thanks. / – It’s as great as UNB. (A diligent reaction) KyuNB. Just look at his skin. Yes. Flour isn’t good for everyone. Some people can’t digest the gluten. Gluten? – It’s in the flour. / – Oh. Why were you so surprised? I didn’t know what that was. I thought I did something terribly wrong. Gluten? (Kwangkyu learned something new today) Do you have any secret ramen recipes, Yeongja? I love ramen more than anything in the world. I could eat it every day. But I gain weight like crazy when I eat ramen. I really do. You’re not the friend in this concern, are you? (The right way to show reactions) Who? Did Jinkyung send this concern? I could eat ramen for every meal, all year long. You think on good days I’d eat meat, but I actually eat noodles in black bean sauce. I really want to eat some. I control myself and maintain this weight. I cook cup ramen like regular ramen. Like ramen. I keep the lid off when I cook the noodles. The noodles stay firm. Then it has this unique taste. I heard that from someone before. The noodles stay firm and you can taste the authentic ramen. But keep the lid off? How many cup ramen do you eat at a time? Five. She went like this. Small ones. We shouldn’t have trusted her. Very small ones. Add another fist in here. This much. Just this much. This friend is concerned about her friend who only eats ramen. Please come on out. (Park Sojeong) (They’re great escorts, too) Come this way. (Jealous) (Heh heh) You’re so cute. Please introduce yourself. Hello. I’m Park Sojeong and I’m 21 years old. You’re so cute. Your friend really eats ramen all day long? She only eats ramen 365 days a year. 365 days? Oh, she wasn’t her? No. I thought it was her. She’s the friend of that girl. Does she eat 3 meals a day regularly? She eats 4-5 bags of ramen at a time. Late at night? And she adds a bowl or two of rice, too. Does she eat that much for every meal? 4-5 bags of ramen for every meal? Yes, I think so. So she eats 15-20 bags of ramen each day? Yes. Does she live with her parents? We both live on our own. Her fridge and cabinets are filled with ramen. Ramen in the fridge? She stores them in the fridge? Because they might go bad? Do they go bad? – They’re important to her. / – Very important. She eats lots of ice cream, too? She buys 80 of them at a time. She buys them in bulk. She must drink soda when she eats ramen. She sometimes buys food from convenience stores. Lunch boxes? Skewered chicken or sausage. She also likes frozen Korean sausages. Instant spicy rice cakes. Instant spicy rice cakes. Those are good. She doesn’t eat vegetables at all? She doesn’t add any vegetable flakes. She doesn’t? Those are so little. She only adds soup powder? Yes. What about when she eats pizza? She only eats the crust. She doesn’t eat vegetables when she has grilled meat? No. She doesn’t eat any vegetables when she has barbecue? No. She doesn’t like anything green. – That’s understandable. / – She doesn’t like green. When are you most worried about her? I’m worried that she doesn’t chew. She doesn’t chew her food? No. She just swallows. – She doesn’t chew the noodles? / – No. Some people don’t chew because they say noodles get digested easily. That’s bad. Kim Junhyeon doesn’t chew noodles either. That’s bad. He says that there’s pleasure in it. Half of his food is in his esophagus and half of his food is in his mouth. Like this. He has some sticking out too. He has some in his mouth. Like this, right? Oh! What was that? Oh, that was scary. (Disgusted) Why did you look? I’m sorry. I’ve been too busy. – You scared me. / – I was too busy. I haven’t shaved for 6 months now. We have so many questions for her friend. Let’s meet her. Where are you? Hello. (She laughs when she sees herself on the screen) What do you think of yourself on the screen? (Bold) She’s so relaxed. You like the way you look on the screen? Yes. I look better on screen than in-person. You look cute. You’re cute. You have a cute face. (Wink) – How cute. / – She has cute dimples. Your friend is concerned about you. I don’t think it’s a serious problem. Is it true that you eat ramen all day? Yes. I eat ramen before going to bed. Then I am starving in the morning. So I eat ramen again in the morning because of that hunger. Wait. You eat ramen before going to bed and you’re hungry in the morning? If I eat before going to bed, my stomach works all night long. So my stomach asks for more food. So I feel hungry again. (We get it) If you eat before going to bed, you’re hungrier. Yes. The food was digested all night. So for breakfast… I eat ramen for breakfast. Then I go to school and eat another one. So you don’t just eat 3 meals a day? 4 meals a day. Your friend told us that you eat 3-4 bags of ramen each time. Is that right? I eat less these days. I only eat 2-3 bags at a time. You reduced from 3-4 bags to 2-3 bags? What about when you ate a lot? I ate 5 bags of ramen. For a meal? She said that you also eat rice with ramen. How many bowls of rice do you eat? I just eat as much as I want. She eats as long as there’s soup left. There’s soup, so she keeps eating with rice. Just so that we can picture it, how many bowls of rice do you eat at a time? About 2-3 bowls. – With 2-3 bags of ramen. / – Probably more. How long have you been eating ramen? My mother taught me how to use the gas stove when I was in fifth grade. (An epiphany at a young age) After I learned how to use the gas stove, I started to enjoy eating ramen. Then my family started to hide them from me. Because you ate too much of it? Now I live by myself without my family. So I eat as much ramen as I want. Wouldn’t she get sick of eating it? When I moved to Seoul, the thing I wanted to do the most was eat black bean noodles at night. I got sick of it after doing that for a week. Yes, that’s what happens. So I stopped eating the noodles. She looks upset every time you say that. (Sorry) Don’t you get sick of eating ramen? You all enjoy eating ramen, right? – Yes. / – Yes. Ramen tastes so good. But we control ourselves. I tend to eat just one type of food. I am into braised pork and kimchi that they sell in convenience stores. It’s really good. It has glass noodles, too. – Instant food. / – Braised pork and kimchi? You don’t eat vegetables, but you eat kimchi? I only eat fully-matured kimchi. I only eat the leafy part. Not the stalk? That part is too white. I don’t like it. I only eat red food. But even though tomatoes are red, I can’t ever eat them. (Tremble) I couldn’t eat them even if someone paid me. You would if someone paid you. Sure. Anyone would eat it if they got paid. What else don’t you eat? I hate green food. Even cucumbers? I only use cucumbers for my skin. – For your skin? / – Yes. Green food has that smell. Yes. The smell of grass. The healthy smell. That’s why you eat vegetables. Why would you eat that? (I don’t get along with Hwang Chiyeul) Answer her. It has that spring smell. It’s fragrant. When you cut a plant, it has that smell. That’s the green food smell. Green food smell. What about broccoli? I don’t eat that at all. What about spring herbs? – Spinach! / – When you eat meat… I’ve never eaten it with a vegetable wrap. You’ve never eaten meat as a wrap? You don’t wrap pork belly with leafy vegetables? I only eat meat. When was the last time you ate a wrap? I don’t remember ever doing it. She doesn’t have the memory of wraps. No memories. What about garlic? I don’t even eat chicken with green onions or garlic soy sauce. You don’t like the taste of garlic? – It looks nasty. / – I see. Garlic… When I cook ramen, I always add a spoonful of minced garlic. It’s really good. She doesn’t eat garlic. She isn’t treating you as a human being, Chiyeul. She can’t believe you eat that stuff. We sometimes add chili to make ramen spicy. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. (In audience mode) She looks angry. Please ask her a question, Kwangkyu. He quietly mumbled, “That’s terrible.” Since you eat lots of ramen, couldn’t you skip dessert? Since you ate a lot? Why must you eat ice cream afterwards? It’s good. Don’t you eat ice cream, too? Not me. Surprisingly, I don’t really like ice cream. (I thought we were the same…) You really don’t like ice cream? My stomach can’t taste it. Ice cream paralyzes the taste buds. It’s supposed to be cold. I don’t like that I can’t taste the food. – The taste… / – You like to taste it? The taste… Since you don’t eat balanced meals, you gained a lot of weight. May I ask your height and your weight? If you don’t mind answering? I hate weighing myself since I’m so big. Of course. I was 98kg last summer. Last summer? Isn’t it hard getting around? It’s hard to walk. You know that bone in the middle of your chest? It hurts like someone’s squeezing it. But I don’t know which doctor to go see. It could be esophagitis. It could be reflux esophagitis. But it’s my bone that hurts. It feels like it’s the bone that’s painful. But it’s the bone. – She says it’s her bone. / – It’s her bone. She says her bone hurts. We were on the bus and she suddenly grabbed her chest like this. She must get that pain pretty often. Do you hurt anywhere else? I once had my period for over 2 weeks. – For 2 weeks? / – Yes. You’re only 21 years old, right? When I’m asleep, since my blood circulation isn’t good… – Your ankles swell up? / – You get cramps? My ankles hurt at night. So I tied them up with a towel when I sleep. You tie your ankles with a towel? Don’t you think you should look after your health? I do, but I’m too weak-willed. I keep failing and end up eating ramen again. You quit for a short time and end up eating it again? Yes, just a few days. Other friends are here as well. We went to a restaurant together. “Hyeonseo, let’s eat sushi and meat.” But she refused. She ended up going to a convenience store and eating ramen by herself. Can’t you just eat with your friends? Sushi is expensive and I don’t really like it. I don’t really like meat either. – You only like ramen? / – Just ramen? Yes, just ramen. Are you eating ramen so that you can save money? I spend more money than you think. I spend a lot of money on my favorite celebrities. Who do you like? Highlight. Oh, Highlight. (It makes her happy just to hear the name) I was really shocked to see that Hyeonseo can finish ramen in less than 1-2 minutes. She doesn’t chew? No, she doesn’t. One time the five of us were eating ramen together. We only had a bite, but there was nothing left. The whole bowl? Oh my. The noodles just get sucked in. Slurp, slurp. Slurp, slurp. (She’s laughing out loud) Do you really swallow without chewing? Excuse me. (Hahahaha) She is reliving it. She’s happy just thinking about it. Do you really swallow without chewing? I didn’t know that before, but after I came to college, my friends asked me, “Why don’t you chew? What’s wrong with you?” That’s what they asked me. I never knew that I just swallowed food. Don’t you end up swallowing when you chew? It just gets sucked in. When you chew, it just moves back. Sure, that’s true. What other eating habits do you have? I eat on my stomach. Like this? How does she digest food? Why do you eat on your stomach? My back hurts when I eat sitting up. Isn’t it more comfortable that way? Like you’re on a slide? You never had indigestion from eating like that? Never. She digests food quite well. You can smell that, right? We want to see you eat. (Oh my!) The smell of ramen. Enjoy. (Oh my) She is ecstatic. Let’s watch how she eats ramen. – I don’t need a spoon. / – She doesn’t need it. (Hurt) Just eat like you normally do. (What did we just see?) You didn’t chew. The noodles are gone. Just eat as you normally do. Wow. Wow. For real? – She just swallowed. / – This is absurd! She really swallowed it whole. Just eat as you normally do. You don’t have to be forced to eat it fast. It’s gone! It’s gone! It’s like magic. Everything in her mouth just disappears. Say ah. It’s gone. It’s so good. Let’s have an ordinary person eat, too. Let’s compare the two. Let’s see how an ordinary person eats, too. She doesn’t chew when she eats. This one has vegetable flakes. (Doesn’t know what Yeongja is up to) It has vegetables? Just give one bowl to her. (Chanwoo) Just give her some. We didn’t mean to put vegetables in it. (Chew chew) Drink some coke, too. It took her one minute. (Drinks soup, too) Wow, she’s done. She doesn’t drink the soup. Like regular soup. Even I have to chew at least 5 times. Watch me. (A talk show without sound) (Is this an eating program?) She’s eating rice, too? Rice tastes great with kimchi. You don’t chew rice either? Let her eat. She isn’t chewing rice either. She isn’t chewing. She swallows food with liquid well. Say ah. (Passes the oral exam) (Amazed) She’s done. She doesn’t drink up the soup. She eats it like warm soup. I can eat warm soup like that. If it’s soup, I can eat like that. – You’re done? / – Yes. She just ate 2 bowls of ramen with rice. It took her about a minute. Does your family know you eat like this? I think this is my sister’s first time seeing it. Her older sister must be here, too. What do you think? That’s your sister? She’s so skinny. (She’s skinny) Your sister thinks you’re embarrassed by her. Is that right? Yes. She stays at home all day. All she does is eat and lie around. When she goes out to walk our dog she walks for 5 minutes and gets tired. She’s covered in sweat. It frustrates me. I understand her. A college student should have her own dream. I don’t mean she should look beautiful, but… Of course her sister would be concerned. I’m more worried that she doesn’t chew her food. I don’t chew a lot when I eat either. It runs in the family. It runs in the family. But I didn’t know it was this bad. Since my sister is so pretty my mom only brags about my sister. Her profile picture is always of my sister. My sister told me, “I feel bad for Highlight because they have such a fat fan like you.” She tried to upset you to get you to change. Since she’s pretty… I talk more with my friends than with my family. I spend more time with my friends. It’s because your mom and sister nag at you? They… They ignore me when we’re outside. It’s not about you being fat. I think your mom and sister are disappointed that you don’t have a strong will to change. You must want yourself to change. What do you think? I admit that I am weak-willed. I lost weight when I was a senior in high school. How much did you weigh then? I weighed 82kg in my junior year. I was never skinny in my life. I dropped down to 55kg for the CSAT. You should’ve brought your picture. I’m sure you have a picture of yourself. You brought pictures? Wow! (Who is this?) (Skinny) You look so pretty. – Lose weight now! / – You’re a princess. You’re so beautiful in the picture! You were like a princess. You are so beautiful. Feeldog! What do you think about her picture? (She looks so different now) Kwangkyu is shocked right now. You’re prettier than your sister. You look so beautiful. You were able to lose the weight when you had a goal in mind. Right. You’ve done it once before. You succeeded in the past. Don’t you think you look like a princess in the photo? Well, I… Oh! (When she was like a princess) Well, I… Oh! You have low self-esteem right now. Her guy friend is here today. I’ve been curious to find out who that handsome man is. What’s your relationship with her? Are you a couple? I’m Hyeonseo’s platonic guy friend. Since she’s nice and friendly, we became friends. Since we always joke around, I once said to her, without thinking, “Piggie!” (That’s terrible) (I’m sorry…) When do you feel bad for her? When her self-esteem is down. She isn’t confident in herself? Because she’s fat she always plays a minor role. She’ll volunteer to play the old woman role. She’s entertaining and a great friend, so I feel bad for her. She could play the main role based on that picture. – That’s right. / – A princess. As musical theatre students, you must be entertaining. In what way is Hyeonseo entertaining? She is so cheerful. She sings trot songs well and she dances very well, too. She can move. Oh, she is a great dancer. She’s very entertaining. Let’s take a look. (Her friends admit that she’s a great dancer) (“Gashina” by Sunmi) (High anticipation) (Bold move) (Spinning) (Unbelievable) (Transformed) Look at her! (I’m sorry, buddy) (Forget Sunmi’s “Gashina”) (“Gashina 2018” by the Ramen Goddess) (A perfect score!) Good job. (Embarrassed) We talked about a physical exam earlier. Our production crew took the time to got her a physical exam. Let’s take a look. (H Hospital in Chungcheongbuk-do) She lives in Chungcheongbuk-do? Your weight has been measured. (A 3-digit weight) (Serious, embarrassed) (Analyzing body composition) The exam has been completed. The percentage of body fat is quite high. (Hey!) I will measure your waist now. (Serious) (46 inches) (Shocked) (Going through 10 different exams) She’s doing a complete physical exam. She has secondary osteoporosis. The number is quite low at -5.0. (She has osteoporosis at the age of 21) She also has reflux esophagitis. It could be from excessive eating or lying down right after eating before digesting food. It’s very serious and she must lose weight immediately. Chiyeul talked about reflux esophagitis earlier. It’s quite serious in many ways. I’m shocked. What part was the most shocking? My weight. (Oh, buddy…) I’m sure your body is exhausted. Since you don’t chew, your stomach overworks. It must do all the work. You must chew before you swallow and mix it with saliva so that your stomach can digest the food. That’s why you are always tired. – You get sleepy after you eat? / – Yes. – You don’t want to do anything? / – No. See? I’m sure your organs are complaining right now. (A big problem) You came here today because you’re concerned about her. Tell her what you want from her. Let’s lose weight together and find our own lives. You must find your own happiness. Let’s take a vote then. Hwang Chiyeul. I think it’s a concern because I think the biggest concern is when you can’t control yourself. I think it’s a concern. Then please press the button. I think it’s a concern. I think it’s a concern, too. I hope that instead of eating only ramen a lot, you find something good to eat. There are so many good things in the world. Instead of finding joy in eating ramen, I think you will be happier when you are loved by the audience on stage. Right. That was great. To raise your self-esteem, I won’t press the button. (That was great, Euijin) Press the button if you think it’s a concern. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. – Please stop. / – Please stop. Show us your will. I’ll focus on changing my eating habits first. Sure, that comes first. I am grateful to all my friends. I love you guys. How many votes did they get? Please show us the result. Let’s start with the last digit. Did they get over 100 votes? They did. 135 votes. (They got 135 votes) I hope you succeed. You can do it.