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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4420 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."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4421 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4422 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4423 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4424 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4425 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4426 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4427 on: November 14, 2017, 02:49:48 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?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4428 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 #4429 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 #4430 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4431 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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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4432 on: November 15, 2017, 09:58:38 AM »
The Arsene Wenger look seems to be a big hit this winter.
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4433 on: November 15, 2017, 11:10:39 AM »
수능 tomorrow! That means I am getting off early today and heading out of town for the night. I shall be back in the afternoon tomorrow. All the while, I will not be thinking of work.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4434 on: November 15, 2017, 11:26:13 AM »
For the past few weeks, I've noticed a decrease in the quality of my main school's lunches.  I wonder if budget cuts impact school lunch.......

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4435 on: November 15, 2017, 12:04:17 PM »
For the past few weeks, I've noticed a decrease in the quality of my main school's lunches.  I wonder if budget cuts impact school lunch.......

There's always a week or two during the middle of a semester that I notice the lunches get cheaper and more carb-y. I feel like most schools plan their lunches to be good at the start so nobody complains, and then save some money in the middle, and then blow the remaining budget at the end.

I don't eat the lunches anymore, but my schools always seemed to have a rapid decline in quality as we approached the the last month of the year, not sure if it is budget related or whether they are just trying and clear everything out of the kitchens before vacation....
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4436 on: November 15, 2017, 12:46:09 PM »
What?Waht?Message me buddy. I tried to send you one but it says you've blocked me. lol
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4437 on: November 15, 2017, 01:35:57 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4438 on: November 15, 2017, 01:39:19 PM »
EARTHQUAKEEEEEEE

Or did you eat more of those chilli cutlets?  Huh?  Is it just the feeling of your stomach collapsing?  Thought so.....

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4439 on: November 16, 2017, 10:30:26 AM »
Holy hell. hahahahaha Teacher types christmas into youtube. It's signed into my account because I have a "Songs for School" playlist. I had already searched "christmas turkey peep show" so it came up as a default. She clicks on it. Video starts to play.



 >:( YOU WHAT? NO TUR-
 

:police: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO *closes window"

 :-* Where are the carols?

Jesus Christ, that was close.