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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4020 on: July 21, 2017, 12:26:27 PM »
Congratulations to the new daddies. Be sure to tease your kids like dad champs.

In other news, what I wouldn't give for a savory, non-sweet burrito right now. I realize I could try making my own, but they never turn out right for me. Anyone have any referrels for where I can find a good one anywhere in Korea?

I don't care where I got to go for one, I'll make a day-trip out of it.

Have you tried Coreanos? I've heard amazing things.

Nope, but I think I remember reading about it a while back, and so I'm sticking it on my list.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4021 on: July 21, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
Finally! I got to inflict 떡 onto to everyone else (a snack I am not a fan of).  But I did feel a little like Santa, going around and giving rice cake to all the teachers and staff.   mwhahahahahahaha ... 'twas nice.

Did you just get married / have a child / have a child reach 100 days of age?

If so, good job. And congratulations.

C.

Nicely guessed (I did leave out that info didn't I?) Yes, child made to 100 days without incident. 

Thank you and thanks.

C. C is for 'Congratulations!' My baby girl just popped out on Sunday. We had a couple days in he hospital and we had booked a joriwon to transition directly into, but when we called them after the birth they said there was no space and we had to wait two days. We spent two days at home, one with the mother-in-law (which was nice, in our case) and one without, and I must say, one infant is much harder than a room full of sixth graders. ("Nobody knew raising a kid was so hard!") We're in the joriwon now and happy to be there. But 100 days without incident; that's Certainly Cause for Celebration! D. D is for 'Deok.' Ddeok the system!

콩그레츄레이숀!

C right back at ya Donovan! YAY.  Happy and healthy with all appendages accounted for one hopes.  How's the wife recovering? Don't forget about her with all the ogling of the new young'un.  Well done and good luck.  Oh yeh, they're tricky little blighters some times, but when those eyes finally focus on you, and that smile comes and it's finally not just gas.... yeh, that's worth it. 

Joriwon was good for us, up until about day 10, when the wife had had enough and just wanted out! Hope it works for you guys.  Make sure that other thread about having kids is updated (didn't you start that anyhow?)

Congratulations to the new daddies. Be sure to tease your kids like dad champs.

 

You better believe I will.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4022 on: July 21, 2017, 12:43:04 PM »
Congratulations to the new daddies. Be sure to tease your kids like dad champs.

In other news, what I wouldn't give for a savory, non-sweet burrito right now. I realize I could try making my own, but they never turn out right for me. Anyone have any referrels for where I can find a good one anywhere in Korea?

I don't care where I got to go for one, I'll make a day-trip out of it.

I have heard good things about Gringos and their burritos. I am also getting pumped up because Villa Guerrero looks like it might be what I am looking for...Taqueria anyone? Yes, please.

This is all I could really find when I googled it. Not meaning to share a blog. I originally found it via the Mangoplate app (one of the top places)...I am set on trying one tomorrow.
http://www.afatgirlsfoodguide.com/2015/06/11/villa-guerrero/

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4023 on: July 21, 2017, 12:44:31 PM »
Congratulations to the new daddies. Be sure to tease your kids like dad champs.

In other news, what I wouldn't give for a savory, non-sweet burrito right now. I realize I could try making my own, but they never turn out right for me. Anyone have any referrels for where I can find a good one anywhere in Korea?

I don't care where I got to go for one, I'll make a day-trip out of it.

Have you tried Coreanos? I've heard amazing things.

Nope, but I think I remember reading about it a while back, and so I'm sticking it on my list.


Coreanos is pretty good.  I've only been there once but I believe it's more of the mexi-fusion variety.  Tried the galbi burrito and enjoyed it. 

Had a stellar pulled pork taco at Gusto Taco.  After a bite I just sat back and savored the flavors.  They also make their own queso (def try some nachos if you go).  I can't wait to go back the next time I'm up in Seoul.  Haven't tried their burritos but if the foods I had are any indication, I'm sure it's a treat. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4024 on: July 21, 2017, 01:07:33 PM »
Congratulations to the new daddies. Be sure to tease your kids like dad champs.

In other news, what I wouldn't give for a savory, non-sweet burrito right now. I realize I could try making my own, but they never turn out right for me. Anyone have any referrels for where I can find a good one anywhere in Korea?

I don't care where I got to go for one, I'll make a day-trip out of it.

Have you tried Coreanos? I've heard amazing things.

Nope, but I think I remember reading about it a while back, and so I'm sticking it on my list.


Coreanos is pretty good.  I've only been there once but I believe it's more of the mexi-fusion variety.  Tried the galbi burrito and enjoyed it. 

Had a stellar pulled pork taco at Gusto Taco.  After a bite I just sat back and savored the flavors.  They also make their own queso (def try some nachos if you go).  I can't wait to go back the next time I'm up in Seoul.  Haven't tried their burritos but if the foods I had are any indication, I'm sure it's a treat.

Coreanos is the place to go for a burrito. You're going to get a cali-mex style flavour log and it'll be awesome and huge. Do not go to the Doota location. The Apgujeong one is the best. Gusto Taco is junk, in my opinion, but lots of people like it, so I'm definitely in the minority.

If you want legit Mexican Mexican, go to Paco Loco which is right by Magpie in Noksapyeong. For me, it's easily the best Mexican food. Opinions will vary. Don't order a burrito there, though. Their burritos aren't great.

Don't knock my junk, man.  Delicious junk.

For me, I also think chips are an important part of a Mexican restaurant.  Coreanos' chips and salsa sauces disappointed me.  I really dug the chips in the nachos at Gusto Taco though.  But they don't give you complimentary chips/salsa. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4025 on: July 21, 2017, 01:19:57 PM »
Thank you all for the references. I now have my list and it will literally be my mission during one of my vacation days.

It's all coming together so well.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4026 on: July 21, 2017, 01:23:25 PM »
Thank you all for the references. I now have my list and it will literally be my mission during one of my vacation days.

It's all coming together so well.

I have absolutely no plans for the holiday. Is that good or bad? haha

My Korean friend is coming home after a couple of years in Prague. I'll wait here for him.

 :afro: :afro: <----- that's us.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4027 on: July 21, 2017, 01:27:07 PM »
Thank you all for the references. I now have my list and it will literally be my mission during one of my vacation days.

It's all coming together so well.

I have absolutely no plans for the holiday. Is that good or bad? haha

My Korean friend is coming home after a couple of years in Prague. I'll wait here for him.

 :afro: :afro: <----- that's us.

I'm using "burrito" as an excuse to travel somewhere. I don't think I have any place to say if a lack of plans is good or bad.

But I'd say going on a Sonny-style bender might be fun.

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« Reply #4028 on: July 21, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »
But I'd say going on a Sonny-style bender might be fun.

100% the plan. hahaha, Prob do a pub crawl of Yeongdeungpo. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4029 on: July 21, 2017, 02:00:55 PM »
I used to write poetry on Dave's to kill the occasional boring spell at work. This thread seems like a place to continue.

Weather weather why must you be so stinking hot?
Never ending humid madness leaving my nerves shot.
Yet the school cannot see fit to turn on the aircon.
Approximately two hours twenty until I am gone.

Gone to join the swathes of traffic struggling to find home.
Driving like a complete asshole, as they say, "When in Rome..."
Though I'm not quite so sure the Romans lacked such class
as Koreans driving Equuses (who can kiss my f***ing ass.)

Through the traffic to my couch, bring on a case of beer.
To blot out wretched memories of teaching kiddies dear.
The weekend's come. It's time to rest. I'm going to be OK.
Next week I'm sure things will be better. Denialism, yay!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4030 on: July 24, 2017, 12:39:45 PM »
It's so frustrating to plan for camp, buy the materials, and only one student shows up.   >:(

I didn't put this in the ranting thread because the one who came was good-natured about it, even though she was disappointed that she was the only one.   :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4031 on: July 24, 2017, 02:18:32 PM »
Looked outside and saw a swarm of dragonflies  :shocked: I'm not about Korean summer.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4032 on: July 24, 2017, 02:23:13 PM »
Looked outside and saw a swarm of dragonflies  :shocked: I'm not about Korean summer.

I rather like the dragonflies.  They're far less common where I'm from.

The mosquito swarms can all die though.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4033 on: July 24, 2017, 02:29:23 PM »
Looked outside and saw a swarm of dragonflies  :shocked: I'm not about Korean summer.

I rather like the dragonflies.  They're far less common where I'm from.

The mosquito swarms can all die though.
Save the bats and dragonflies! Kill the 모 기!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4034 on: July 24, 2017, 02:34:48 PM »
I used to write poetry on Dave's to kill the occasional boring spell at work. This thread seems like a place to continue.

Weather weather why must you be so stinking hot?
Never ending humid madness leaving my nerves shot.
Yet the school cannot see fit to turn on the aircon.
Approximately two hours twenty until I am gone.

Gone to join the swathes of traffic struggling to find home.
Driving like a complete asshole, as they say, "When in Rome..."
Though I'm not quite so sure the Romans lacked such class
as Koreans driving Equuses (who can kiss my f***ing ass.)

Through the traffic to my couch, bring on a case of beer.
To blot out wretched memories of teaching kiddies dear.
The weekend's come. It's time to rest. I'm going to be OK.
Next week I'm sure things will be better. Denialism, yay!

You inspired me to write a haiku.

Humidity sucks
The sweat trickles down my back
As I walk to school

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4035 on: July 25, 2017, 12:55:39 PM »
I requested some marshmallows for camp (just 2 or so bags) and ended up with 17  :huh:

At least I can repurpose some for Christmas and maybe even for winter camp, but still:  :huh: :huh: :huh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4036 on: July 25, 2017, 01:11:15 PM »
find some rice krispies, or hot cocoa, dip them in melted chocolate, marshmallow snowmen....

or just eat them

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4037 on: July 25, 2017, 05:17:40 PM »
All the people posting about camps.... I got this song in my head now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU1b_D4pLu4


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4038 on: July 25, 2017, 05:18:02 PM »
I used to write poetry on Dave's to kill the occasional boring spell at work. This thread seems like a place to continue.

Weather weather why must you be so stinking hot?
Never ending humid madness leaving my nerves shot.
Yet the school cannot see fit to turn on the aircon.
Approximately two hours twenty until I am gone.

Gone to join the swathes of traffic struggling to find home.
Driving like a complete asshole, as they say, "When in Rome..."
Though I'm not quite so sure the Romans lacked such class
as Koreans driving Equuses (who can kiss my f***ing ass.)

Through the traffic to my couch, bring on a case of beer.
To blot out wretched memories of teaching kiddies dear.
The weekend's come. It's time to rest. I'm going to be OK.
Next week I'm sure things will be better. Denialism, yay!

You inspired me to write a haiku.

Humidity sucks
The sweat trickles down my back
As I walk to school


Here's a short one.

Shall I compare thee
to a summer's day.......in Korea?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4039 on: July 26, 2017, 09:18:44 AM »
I'm doing a country & city life themed day for camp, but a lot of the materials I'm finding online are not applicable here because in Korea, even the countryside has high-rise apartment buildings and big marts