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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4380 on: November 10, 2017, 12:19:18 PM »
Then who the hell is Pecan?!


Just a nut. 

So I think this cake is meant for sharing but I'm totally eating it all by myself.   :evil:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4381 on: November 10, 2017, 12:22:58 PM »
Then who the hell is Pecan?!


Just a nut. 

So I think this cake is meant for sharing but I'm totally eating it all by myself.   :evil:

ZING.

And how big is the cake?

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« Reply #4382 on: November 10, 2017, 12:41:54 PM »
Then who the hell is Pecan?!


Just a nut. 

So I think this cake is meant for sharing but I'm totally eating it all by myself.   :evil:

ZING.

And how big is the cake?

Single size portion for 'muricans but def sharing size for Koreans  :angel:

One of those tasty little ice cream cakes from Paris Baguette. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4383 on: November 10, 2017, 01:23:28 PM »
Then who the hell is Pecan?!


Just a nut. 

So I think this cake is meant for sharing but I'm totally eating it all by myself.   :evil:

ZING.

And how big is the cake?

Single size portion for 'muricans but def sharing size for Koreans  :angel:

One of those tasty little ice cream cakes from Paris Baguette. 

I have definitely fallen victim to the misunderstanding of, "Oh... this is for sharing? It's hardly a single portion... at least... where I'm... from-- *hangs head in shame and weeps*"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4384 on: November 10, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »
Then who the hell is Pecan?!


Just a nut. 

So I think this cake is meant for sharing but I'm totally eating it all by myself.   :evil:

ZING.

And how big is the cake?

Single size portion for 'muricans but def sharing size for Koreans  :angel:

One of those tasty little ice cream cakes from Paris Baguette. 

I have definitely fallen victim to the misunderstanding of, "Oh... this is for sharing? It's hardly a single portion... at least... where I'm... from-- *hangs head in shame and weeps*"

Koreans will even share a single slice of cake among several!!  Madness. 

I am happier with smaller cans of soda poison beverages though.  I can actually finish one in a single go.   :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4385 on: November 10, 2017, 01:57:44 PM »


Koreans will even share a single slice of cake among several!!  Madness. 

I am happier with smaller cans of soda poison beverages though.  I can actually finish one in a single go.   :laugh:

Nice! I'm quite happy with the cheaper cigarette prices. I can now slowly kill myself at much less the gut punch to my wallet :D

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« Reply #4386 on: November 10, 2017, 02:13:29 PM »


Koreans will even share a single slice of cake among several!!  Madness. 

I am happier with smaller cans of soda poison beverages though.  I can actually finish one in a single go.   :laugh:

I like the small cans too. They ensure a super fresh rum and coke every single time. Either buy the little cans, or drink faster. I think I will buy the bigger ones for this afternoon. That last class was annoying.

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« Reply #4387 on: November 13, 2017, 10:45:13 AM »
There's a 6th grade girl at one of my school, who aside from being exceptional at English and really sweet and friendly, is a freak of an athlete. She's only just above average height and slim, but that girls already got some guns and legs that look like they can sprint up a mountain.

Today I taught comparatives and let the students do an arm wrestling contest, she managed to beat the strongest boy (he's just under 180cm and solidly built for his age), he didn't let her win either. I'm pretty strong myself and she challenged me. I
beat her quite easily, but it's definitely the most effort I've had to exert when beating a student.
On athletics day, I've also seen her destroy the other students (boys and girls) over the 400m relay. I give high fives to my students after class and they love it when I raise my hand really high so they can attempt to jump and hit it... This girl can actually touch the damn ceiling with her jump!

I'm going to be sure to remember this girl's name. I have a hunch I'll see her representing Korea in the olympics one day.



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« Reply #4388 on: November 14, 2017, 08:43:43 AM »
Our principal (nicest lady you could ever meet) just sent a bunch of us a message in Korean. Translated......

"Please stop making anonymous personnel who try to act as principal."

 :laugh: What the hell is going on? Is she being usurped or is this legit identity theft? hahahaha

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4389 on: November 14, 2017, 08:44:39 AM »

One of those tasty little ice cream cakes from Paris Baguette.

Interesting -- I didn't know that Paris Baguette sells ice cream cakes.

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« Reply #4390 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:58 AM »

One of those tasty little ice cream cakes from Paris Baguette.

Interesting -- I didn't know that Paris Baguette sells ice cream cakes.

Yeah, but it isn't the same as ice cream cakes from back home. When they say ice cream cake here, they mean ice cream in the shape of a cake (so no actual cake). Back home, there was ice cream actually inside of a cake. Just to let you know before you think you're in for a treat.

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« Reply #4391 on: November 14, 2017, 09:56:22 AM »
Speaking of ice cream has anyone tried the treats at the recently opened Dairy Queen in Taehagno?  Never really went to the back home, but if it's any good I'll head up.

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« Reply #4392 on: November 14, 2017, 10:38:53 AM »
Yeah, but it isn't the same as ice cream cakes from back home. When they say ice cream cake here, they mean ice cream in the shape of a cake (so no actual cake). Back home, there was ice cream actually inside of a cake. Just to let you know before you think you're in for a treat.

Huh...interesting.

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« Reply #4393 on: November 14, 2017, 10:50:18 AM »
Yeah, but it isn't the same as ice cream cakes from back home. When they say ice cream cake here, they mean ice cream in the shape of a cake (so no actual cake). Back home, there was ice cream actually inside of a cake. Just to let you know before you think you're in for a treat.

Huh...interesting.


Usually. To be fair, there's a pleasant amount of cakey crumbs dusted all over the ice cream "cake" I like to get.

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« Reply #4394 on: November 14, 2017, 01:58:31 PM »
I need a change. A big change, but not too big .... I don't want to move home, but I need to move, maybe to Busan, or Goeje, somewhere with a beach. But I am also lazy and don't feel like the whole, re-apply to EPIK to transfer provinces and potentially not get through the process and end up unemployed,  plus I am not sure they have a huge number of couple positions and I think I will be given my renewal papers by the end of the week so decisions must be made and right now I just really am hungry so thinking is hard. For a fleeting moment I thought about changing from public to the dreaded hagwon, but I let that idea go. Shit hours. Not enough paid vacay.

And now I want ice cream cake from back home ......
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« Reply #4395 on: November 14, 2017, 03:07:00 PM »
What constitutes as "fancy" Korean food?

Whenever I've been out to nice/expensive places here, it's always non-Korean food. Expensive Japanese style sushi, or steak, Italian, French etc.

Has anyone had expensive/fancy Korean food? I asked some Korean people and they said when they want to go out to some nice upscale restaurant, it's usually western food. Aside from the controversial hanwoo meat (which is just expensive)  what else is there?

Although not really expensive, but kind of, there is that one Korean buffet. I can't remember the name of it, but it is supposed to be a Korean food buffet. I went once, and it was fine, but not impressive in the least. Other than that, the only other thing that I think is actually pretty pricey, is if you went to a crab restaurant. Usually you order the crab, and they cook it and serve it with a lot of sides. After eating they make fried rice with some of it. Although it isn't upscale, but is expensive, Garak Market does seafood. You go downstairs and shop around and choose what you want. They then give you number that you then take up to a restaurant upstairs (of your choice). That restaurant goes and gets your order and prepares it for you (of course charging you to do so). That's all I have. Aside from those, you could go the route of the Michelin restaurants. I am sure they would love to serve you up some tiny expensive bites  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4396 on: November 14, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »
What constitutes as "fancy" Korean food?


I think the closest you're gonna get is the "royal court cuisine" (궁중 한정식) but I don't feel that it's really worth going out of your way for, as it's mostly stuff you'd find in your school cafeteria anyway, and on top of that it can be pretty expensive. 




I like Korean food just fine, and it certainly has its charm, but IMO the words "korean food" and "fancy" shouldn't appear in the same sentence unless they're separated by a "is not".

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4397 on: November 14, 2017, 03:16:09 PM »
What constitutes as "fancy" Korean food?


I think the closest you're gonna get is the "royal court cuisine" (궁중 한정식) but I don't feel that it's really worth going out of your way for, as it's mostly stuff you'd find in your school cafeteria anyway, and on top of that it can be pretty expensive. 




I like Korean food just fine, and it certainly has it's charm, but IMO the words "korean food" and "fancy" shouldn't appear in the same sentence unless they're separated by a "is not".

I've not eaten there, but "The Lounge" at the Park Hyatt is supposed to be high-class Korean food.

Apparently they have a very seasonal menu, with a focus on quality ingredients.


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« Reply #4398 on: November 14, 2017, 03:28:07 PM »

I've not eaten there, but "The Lounge" at the Park Hyatt is supposed to be high-class Korean food.

Apparently they have a very seasonal menu, with a focus on quality ingredients.

Just checked out the menu, hanwoo tartar, mandu and steak all sound good, but it's 90k per head, and if you get the wine pairing tack on another 30k. Looks better than the 한정식, though.

http://www.seoul.park.hyattrestaurants.com/lounge/menu-en.html

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« Reply #4399 on: November 15, 2017, 09:58:38 AM »
The Arsene Wenger look seems to be a big hit this winter.
Going away golfing excitedly venturing to somewhere unknown carefree knowing my youthful demeanour is craving ketchup.

 



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