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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5920 on: September 19, 2018, 11:38:15 AM »

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I actually paid more than the price of the guitar in question on the last plane tickets I bought, hahaha. I super hate flying, so I'm not above forking over the cash for business class when I can afford it.  Every little bit of comfort and luxury helps. :laugh:

Expensive guitar I can completely understand.

Paying for business class? I'll never get it.

If you keep an eye on prices, the difference between economy and business can be as little as 200 000 won.  I don't mean booking a Korean air flight that the economy ticket is 2 million and the business is 4 million per ticket.  A small margin is well worth it.  Also I have to buy two tickets, for me and the Mrs.

Ah yeah, I've never seen a margin that small. Short flights I'm fine to suffer through economy. Long flights, It always seems to be almost double for a business class ticket versus economy, from my experiences.

I do sometimes pay extra for a meal during the flight, though, if one's not included in the price.

I suppose European carriers are bit better, as you can shop around.  Finnair/Lufthansa/BA and KLM all have small margins sometimes, but it's a case of constantly checking.  Last summer, I checked everyday for two months for the right price.  It just take five minutes a day to check.  Like you, I'll suffer short flights no probs, but more suitcases, lounge access, and lie flat beds with unlimited booze is always a bonus.  If you have the airlines points cards and if you take enough business flights (usually double points), then you can start booking business short haul award flights for nothing.

Haha yeah, but if you have enough money to go to literal Europe, then you have enough money to treat yourself to comfortable seats.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5921 on: September 19, 2018, 11:44:59 AM »

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I actually paid more than the price of the guitar in question on the last plane tickets I bought, hahaha. I super hate flying, so I'm not above forking over the cash for business class when I can afford it.  Every little bit of comfort and luxury helps. :laugh:

Expensive guitar I can completely understand.

Paying for business class? I'll never get it.

If you keep an eye on prices, the difference between economy and business can be as little as 200 000 won.  I don't mean booking a Korean air flight that the economy ticket is 2 million and the business is 4 million per ticket.  A small margin is well worth it.  Also I have to buy two tickets, for me and the Mrs.

Ah yeah, I've never seen a margin that small. Short flights I'm fine to suffer through economy. Long flights, It always seems to be almost double for a business class ticket versus economy, from my experiences.

I do sometimes pay extra for a meal during the flight, though, if one's not included in the price.

I suppose European carriers are bit better, as you can shop around.  Finnair/Lufthansa/BA and KLM all have small margins sometimes, but it's a case of constantly checking.  Last summer, I checked everyday for two months for the right price.  It just take five minutes a day to check.  Like you, I'll suffer short flights no probs, but more suitcases, lounge access, and lie flat beds with unlimited booze is always a bonus.  If you have the airlines points cards and if you take enough business flights (usually double points), then you can start booking business short haul award flights for nothing.

Haha yeah, but if you have enough money to go to literal Europe, then you have enough money to treat yourself to comfortable seats.

Air Canada Premium Economy is getting good reviews from my family on a cost/benefit basis. Haven't tried it myself.

I did have a first class flight from Bremen to Paris a few years ago.  It was a normal CRJ seat with the middle seat blocked off.  Air France lounge access was nice, but I would not have paid more for it. (I had to change a ticket during a multi-city business trip, and the 1st class seat was actually less than my original fare.)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5922 on: September 20, 2018, 07:37:09 AM »
We have a new young Geography teacher who's contracted just for six months as the previous Geography teacher retired. 

A couple of weeks ago, my level one students came to me and said 'Teacher, do you like perilla leaves?'  'Yes' 'REALLY?' 'Yeh, why?' 'The Geography teacher said that foreigners don't like perilla leaves'   :undecided:

Yesterday, other level one students came to me and said 'Teacher, do you like rice cakes?' 'Some are ok, I don't like the white one' 'REALLY!!' 'Yeh, why?' 'The Geography teacher said that foreigners don't like rice cakes, because they don't like chewy food'  :undecided:

Where is she getting this nonsense from?  That shit tv program with the foreigners on it?

the only food i've encountered in korea that i truly hated was perilla leaves. **** perilla leaves

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« Reply #5923 on: September 20, 2018, 07:46:13 AM »

So it was you?

Unfortunately. When Korean people ask if I can eat/like Korean food, I always say I hate perilla leaves.  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5924 on: September 20, 2018, 07:55:56 AM »
Aren't perilla leaves the stuff you can boil and drink as a tea to help you sleep, too?

I accidentally used perilla oil instead of sesame oil in my bulgogi the other day. Didn't ruin it, but it was still kind of awful.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5925 on: September 20, 2018, 08:14:55 AM »
I'm sat here wondering what the hell are perilla leaves?

깻잎 smells like toilet cleaner and taste worse. I hate it when we go for dinner and the perilla leaves are sitting on top of the lettuce as it soaks its smell and flavour into everything it touches.  :sad:
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Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5926 on: September 20, 2018, 08:16:40 AM »
I identify as a perilla leaf and find this discussion offensive.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5927 on: September 20, 2018, 08:51:14 AM »
I think they are pretty good. I also like them pan fried/seared with onions, mushrooms, and chicken.

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« Reply #5928 on: September 20, 2018, 08:53:00 AM »


These puppies.  I like the assorted salad leaf thing at some restaurants and usually get a bit bored of just using the same lettuce leaves, so am always a bit partial to the perilla ones.
yeah i bought a whole pack last night and whacked them in the 닭갈비 i cooked. taste even better cooked than raw (that the right word?) i think

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« Reply #5930 on: September 20, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »


These puppies.  I like the assorted salad leaf thing at some restaurants and usually get a bit bored of just using the same lettuce leaves, so am always a bit partial to the perilla ones.
yeah i bought a whole pack last night and whacked them in the 닭갈비 i cooked. taste even better cooked than raw (that the right word?) i think

I cooked them like that last week. It adds flavor, and some greens and substance. I sometimes get that 닭갈비 when it is on sale at Emart, and just add in a ton of veggies. Tastes great and it is a meal for two for a few times around.

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« Reply #5931 on: September 20, 2018, 10:33:41 AM »
깻잎 is literally one of those words I can never spell without looking it up. Every. Time.

It's also one of my favourite leaf-based foods. Also also, it's surprisingly easy to grow at home if you have a veranda. Just grab some seeds from Daiso and have basically unlimited 깻입.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5932 on: September 20, 2018, 11:34:40 AM »
I like how the word "asshole" sounds in different accents and dialects.

Some can really make it seem like it's something fancy.

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« Reply #5933 on: September 20, 2018, 12:21:56 PM »
I like how the word "asshole" sounds in different accents and dialects.

Some can really make it seem like it's something fancy.

It's a delicacy in many parts of the world - some people like to 'eat it like groceries'.

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« Reply #5934 on: September 21, 2018, 09:29:27 AM »
To the motorcycle cops escorting a diplomatic convoy on 88 this morning, around the collision involving a dump-truck, directing traffic while mounted, in the rain... Mad skills, brothers, mad skills!

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« Reply #5935 on: September 21, 2018, 10:42:20 AM »
I forgot to bring my fork to eat my chicken salad with, so I guess I'm eating samgyeopsal.

I like how the word "asshole" sounds in different accents and dialects.

Some can really make it seem like it's something fancy.

It's a delicacy in many parts of the world - some people like to 'eat it like groceries'.

Don't I know it, they even have entire movie series dedicated to it.

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« Reply #5936 on: September 21, 2018, 11:06:01 AM »
I always think it's super cute whenever I see kids poking their heads outside doorways.

I'm all like, "WTF YOU LOOKING AT GET BACK IN YOUR CLASSROOM!" But inside I'm just d'aaaaaaww.

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« Reply #5937 on: September 21, 2018, 11:12:49 AM »
Sometimes, I have to question what goes through some Korean peoples's mind when it comes to cars.  I live in a large apartment complex which has a large underground car park.  There are fifteen blocks and there are 20+ floors to each block so you can imagine how many cars must need to be parked in the underground car park.  There are two entrance/exits out of the car park.  There is this one car and they park in the most ridiculous place in the entrance/exit of the car park every day.  The disruption this one car causes is ridiculous, not to mention how dangerous it is.  He's been 'stickered', there has been announcements over the apartment tannoy saying they'll tow his car if he doesn't move it, he's been called numerous times and told not park in the entrance, but he still does it.  Yesterday, the car was parked there.  Today, the car was there again, so I parked up and went to the 경비 guy and complained that he parked there again and he knew exactly which car it was and called to the main office to call the guy again.  So this 경비 guy picked up his warning stickers and went off to give him another one, and I went off to work.  What is the point of giving him another sticker?  'Don't park there!' 'Ok we told you before, don't park there!' 'Listen, we've already told you, don't park there' 'Hey, not sure if you remember, but we told you not to park there' 'You parked there again, we're giving you a warning, don't park there again' 'Here's another warning, don't park there!' 

I understand if you pay your apartment fees that you should have a right to a parking space, but Koreans have a lot of cars and throughout the car park, people who finish work late have parked in strange places, but not really blocking others and did so in other parts of the car park that has a little traffic.  To continually park in the entrance/exit when you've been told not to, is just beggars belief.  What a cuunt.  Seriously.

I would honestly consider letting the air out of his tires at that point.

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« Reply #5938 on: September 21, 2018, 11:17:35 AM »
Cover his car with fliers every single time he does this.

That's not against the law, right?

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« Reply #5939 on: September 21, 2018, 11:42:06 AM »
Sometimes, I have to question what goes through some Korean peoples's mind when it comes to cars.  I live in a large apartment complex which has a large underground car park.  There are fifteen blocks and there are 20+ floors to each block so you can imagine how many cars must need to be parked in the underground car park.  There are two entrance/exits out of the car park.  There is this one car and they park in the most ridiculous place in the entrance/exit of the car park every day.  The disruption this one car causes is ridiculous, not to mention how dangerous it is.  He's been 'stickered', there has been announcements over the apartment tannoy saying they'll tow his car if he doesn't move it, he's been called numerous times and told not park in the entrance, but he still does it.  Yesterday, the car was parked there.  Today, the car was there again, so I parked up and went to the 경비 guy and complained that he parked there again and he knew exactly which car it was and called to the main office to call the guy again.  So this 경비 guy picked up his warning stickers and went off to give him another one, and I went off to work.  What is the point of giving him another sticker?  'Don't park there!' 'Ok we told you before, don't park there!' 'Listen, we've already told you, don't park there' 'Hey, not sure if you remember, but we told you not to park there' 'You parked there again, we're giving you a warning, don't park there again' 'Here's another warning, don't park there!' 

I understand if you pay your apartment fees that you should have a right to a parking space, but Koreans have a lot of cars and throughout the car park, people who finish work late have parked in strange places, but not really blocking others and did so in other parts of the car park that has a little traffic.  To continually park in the entrance/exit when you've been told not to, is just beggars belief.  What a cuunt.  Seriously.

I literally don't understand how some people have absolutely zero concept of being a decent human being as far as vehicles are concerned. Like, for the most part, people in our apartment follow the parking rules and stuff, and like you said, late at night sometimes you'll see cars kind of tucked away where they technically shouldn't be, but it's not hurting anything.

And then you'll see people literally just not giving a dang and parking like, right in the middle of some place they shouldn't. And there aren't an repercussions for this. I forget where, but I read that on apartments, it's considered private property, so there's no traffic laws that are applicable to these people, and the apartment complex doesn't have the authority to issue fines, so people are at the mercy of calling the person's dashboard number, or you're donked.

And don't even get me started on the people who park in the bus lane. That's a whole different thing that'll make me type a wall of text.