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Offline cleo999

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2011, 10:31:01 AM »
My family and friends and animals ( thats a given )

Then : My double bed, oven, BATH, delicious tap water, beef , cheap fruit and veggies, my car ( esp when grocery shopping ), lekker south african men, good beer and being able to see the whole of the gorgeous sky at sunset - and loads more!

Im leaving in 6 weeks so im excited!

But there will be TONS of stuff ill miss here!!!

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2011, 10:38:46 AM »
Mostly I miss my dear friend: Mary Jane.
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2011, 10:40:25 AM »
MY double bed, my dog, Romans Pizza, Black Label... Saffa things


and my family which is a given.
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2011, 10:45:28 AM »
Mostly I miss my dear friend: Mary Jane.

I dream about her almost every night. I wish I was kidding  :(
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2011, 10:50:58 AM »
30 racks of beer... why can't I buy a damn box of beer?
Sam Adams Seasonal beers
bonfires
cookouts - marinated steak tips, smoked rack of ribs, beer up a chicken's butt,
PIE
breakfast diners
PIE again
GRASS soccer fields
wiffle ball
and my hookah
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2011, 10:55:26 AM »
and my hookah

If it's just hookah you're after (and not anything a bit more exotic  ;D), there are plenty of places in Seoul to smoke till your heart's content. 'Brix' in Iteaweon, Seoul being one I can name off the top of my head.
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2011, 11:01:14 AM »
MY double bed, my dog, Romans Pizza, Black Label... Saffa things


and my family which is a given.

OH MY WORD!! Frieken Roman's pizza!!!!!!  Die ene met die WHOLE STRIP OF BACON en feta!  Aaaaah!! yummy!!!!   

I'd kill for some SA booze... and I don't mean Amarula @ costco... Ciders *not* lemonade-type ;), beer on tap!  HAKKIESDRAAD (just kidding..)

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2011, 11:10:15 AM »
platanos (plantains) and rum, greasy diners, a bagel wit cream cheese, cafecito con leche (coffee with milk) without the frustration...
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2011, 11:16:50 AM »
I have been here for less than a week, but there are a few things...obviously friends and family...I'm very close with them, so it's an adjustment...other than that

- Grass. It was the first thing I noticed I was missing...
- My car...mostly because if I had my trusty old beater I could explore much more of this country
- Cheap(er) cheese
- Veggie stuff (we're spoiled in Canada...there's a fake version of most kinds of meat, making being a vegetarian much easier)..also throw in just normal vegetables...seems to be pretty expensive/rare around here.
- Internet at home (will solve that problem once I get my ARC, though!)

Other than that...not much...I know it's a long list for less than a week, but there are tons of things I love here, and the experience is worth missing those things temporarily! :)
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2011, 11:22:42 AM »
I have been here for less than a week, but there are a few things...obviously friends and family...I'm very close with them, so it's an adjustment...other than that


- Veggie stuff (we're spoiled in Canada...there's a fake version of most kinds of meat, making being a vegetarian much easier)..also throw in just normal vegetables...seems to be pretty expensive/rare around here.


My ladyfriend was mentioning something about Korean fake veggie-meat the other day when I was whining about not having tofu dogs (I'm Canadian, too). She said you can buy veggie and soy based meats here in the major supermarkets. I'm not sure where they are, but this just reminded me. I'll ask her.

Awesome, thanks! That would be much, much appreciated :) Also, you're from Vancouver, aren't you?
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2011, 11:48:50 AM »
I miss
my car
my screened in porch
my sister's dog
my sister
my oven
coors light
camel lights
cracker barrel
ben's chili bowl
warm mashed potatoes
decent salads

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2011, 11:51:19 AM »
pie and decent beer

I live out in the sticks so it is very hard to find limes so I stock up when I make it to Seoul because there is nothing like a gin and tonic at the end of the day
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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2011, 11:53:44 AM »
Sectarian rioting in the summer. People who make being cynical about absolutely anything  some kind of game. Crap weather all year round. No jobs. Early closing times for bars and mightclubs. Vandalism. Widespread robbery. People asking not-so-subtle questions to see if your a Catholic or Protestant. Answering said people, stating your an atheist and them asking you if your a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist.

There's just so much I miss  :D

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2011, 11:58:30 AM »
Sectarian rioting in the summer. People who make being cynical about absolutely anything  some kind of game. Crap weather all year round. No jobs. Early closing times for bars and mightclubs. Vandalism. Widespread robbery. People asking not-so-subtle questions to see if your a Catholic or Protestant. Answering said people, stating your an atheist and them asking you if your a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist.

There's just so much I miss  :D

Northern Ireland - yeah, I miss home too.... our unpredictable summer activities were our greatest selling point to friends from abroad!  :laugh:

Having to duck bullets just to go and get a pint of milk and all that! haha!

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2011, 12:03:37 PM »
Today, Old milwaukee baby dill pickles and asparagus. Yesterday, the entire Target store.

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2011, 12:04:09 PM »
Shiner. and my tools.

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2011, 12:05:01 PM »
For those of you wanting pie, have you tried La Tartine Gourmande in Seoul?  It's in Itaewon.  Their strawberry-rhubarb is AMAZING.

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2011, 12:05:10 PM »
Apart from family and Friends I miss the freedom of having a car, soda bread and deli meats.

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2011, 12:09:44 PM »
Today, Old milwaukee baby dill pickles and asparagus. Yesterday, the entire Target store.

Oh god, I miss Target SO.FREAKIN.MUCH   :o

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Re: Home Sweet Home
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2011, 12:13:58 PM »
I kinda missed Jesters pies from my hometown in Australia. Well, home suburb actually. Good news is that they just opened their first branch outside of Aus/NZ in some backalley in southern suburban Seoul, bout 4 large blocks south of COEX. I'm not kidding, this is surprising verging on baffling to me too but a very welcome meal when in Seoul.

I'm also sorely missing the dessert range from Sunkus (24 hr J'nese conbini, gogogadget midnight sugary goodness) and proper ume-shu. The Korean equivalent tastes like extra-chemically soju.

For fellow vegetarians, and vegans, I highly recommend checking out Loving Hut if you haven't already.

 I haven't been to many outside the city though.

I've been to a few and I'll second your recommendation for vegos or anyone, because its very affordable for a healthy meal with lots of fresh veg. There seems to be a "default" menu for those outlets that don't have particularly creative owners. The one on the West side of Busan and the one outside the teacher's college in Daegu are almost identical for example. Others, like the one in Jeju City use a similar menu but mix it up with their decor. The larger ones are pretty restaurant-like, whilst the smaller ones you might get ... "given some questions" y'know, but I've yet to have the "religion" pushed on me. More in Jeonju than anywhere else in the country. The Itaewon joint is amazing.
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