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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6440 on: August 28, 2017, 11:42:02 AM »
It wasn't until I was a teenager that my mother started cooking things that weren't boiled, baked, mashed or whipped (her pizza was terrible.)

Was it boiled, baked, mashed, or whipped? :laugh:

I feel like putting some pizza in a blender would be kind of good. Like, liquid dough tomato slurry.

Not enough liquid in pizza to blend it. Nor does cheese blend very well. You'd end up with a greasy, doughy paste if you tried hard enough I imagine. Batter that up and deep fry it and I bet it'd taste pretty good while simultaneously giving you a heart attack.

She did at least bake the pizza. Usually not quite enough such that the crust was slightly uncooked.

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« Reply #6441 on: August 28, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
I made spaghetti last night for the PILs, and despite FIL complaining it was greasy, they ate it right up. MIL did require kimchi as a side though, saying they went well together. Progress!

I got hot sauce in my bag
what kind of spaghetti was it?

i've heard this from a lot of koreans: western food is too greasy and salty

when korean food is some of the greasiest, saltiest cuisine i have ever eaten (i love korean food though, don't get me wrong, but come on)

e.g. we went out for 곱창 the other day. wife always complains she doesn't like chinese food as it's too 'greasy', but the worker was literally ladeling out the grease and oil from the bowl of 곱창!

i don't know what the rules are!

Whoa what? I've never seen any Chinese 곱창 places anywhere in Korea. Where was this? If it's anything like the Chinese intestine I used to eat back home, I've been trying to find something like that for years.

No no. The wife complains about Chinese food because it's greasy, but doesn't complain about (Korean) GOPE-CHAHNG despite it being served with a bowl of oil. He's just pointing out the inconsistency.

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« Reply #6442 on: August 28, 2017, 11:58:32 AM »
haha. wasn't chinese, just that it was WAY greasier than chinese food, which she won't eat because it's apparently 'too greasy'

now i do want to try some chinese-style gopchang though....

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« Reply #6443 on: August 28, 2017, 12:05:37 PM »
My theory:

I think some Koreans say "too greasy/salty" the same way some westerners say "too spicy".

All three are just saying "I don't like this", but grease, salt, and capsaicin are three things that are socially acceptable attributes of a dish to object to.


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« Reply #6444 on: August 28, 2017, 12:09:52 PM »
So I've been rocking a bitchin' suntan lately after a good amount of time spent outdoors this summer....

Kids keep saying I look sick!  :rolleyes:

Dammit this is the healthiest I'll look all year!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6445 on: August 28, 2017, 12:21:11 PM »
My theory:

I think some Koreans say "too greasy/salty" the same way some westerners say "too spicy".

All three are just saying "I don't like this", but grease, salt, and capsaicin are three things that are socially acceptable attributes of a dish to object to.

I don't see how saying, "It's too greasy [therefore I don't like it]," is any better than just saying, "I don't like it," although by calling it greasy, one's distaste could be attributed to the dish itself (It's meant to be greasy, but I don't like grease) rather than the way it was prepared (I don't like it, so you must not have prepared it well.)

Is this your way of telling me my pasta sucks? :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6446 on: August 28, 2017, 01:09:59 PM »
My theory:

I think some Koreans say "too greasy/salty" the same way some westerners say "too spicy".

All three are just saying "I don't like this", but grease, salt, and capsaicin are three things that are socially acceptable attributes of a dish to object to.

I don't see how saying, "It's too greasy [therefore I don't like it]," is any better than just saying, "I don't like it," although by calling it greasy, one's distaste could be attributed to the dish itself (It's meant to be greasy, but I don't like grease) rather than the way it was prepared (I don't like it, so you must not have prepared it well.)

Is this your way of telling me my pasta sucks? :cry:

You made it "Italian greasy", which is inferior and different to "Korean greasy". Next time, as a test sneak in some 고추장 and see if they can tell the difference.

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« Reply #6447 on: August 28, 2017, 01:11:12 PM »
Not enough liquid in pizza to blend it. Nor does cheese blend very well. You'd end up with a greasy, doughy paste if you tried hard enough I imagine.

Well that's why you add yogurt and/or juice to it, or else it just isn't a smoothie.

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« Reply #6448 on: August 28, 2017, 01:46:22 PM »
"Italian greasy"

I don't appreciate the cultural stereotypes

"Korean greasy"

I like how you challenge cultural stereotypes

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The pasta *did* have some octopus in it, which seems pretty Korean to me, but I guess they have a taste for that in Italy as well, don't they....

GO-CHOO would have made a nice addition, actually. Wonder why I didn't think of it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6449 on: August 28, 2017, 11:05:21 PM »
"Foreign food is too greasy and salty!"

Greasy and salty things are unhealthy, so of course Korean food, being the spiciest and healthiest food EVAR ON EARF is the exact opposite. That's my theory. Just another superiority-inferiority complex.


But there really isn't any good Korean here in Barcelona, so... :-[

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« Reply #6450 on: August 29, 2017, 07:10:55 AM »
I'm in the single digits of weeks left here, but I feel like they're going much slowly than other people before me.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6451 on: August 29, 2017, 07:23:03 AM »
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Korean food, being the spiciest and healthiest food EVAR ON EARF is the exact opposite. That's my theory. Just another superiority-inferiority complex.

Yes, Foreigners can't eat Korean food because it's too uniquely spicy. Foreigners should like and eat Korean food all the time because it's the best.

Make your mind up.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6452 on: August 29, 2017, 09:14:17 AM »
This is urgent, friends.

Sometimes I hate myself and therefore have a craving for hot dogs. But I have no idea which ones to buy as I fear that any Korean version is either: Five inches in circumference or disgusting or both. Has anyone found a brand here that might mimic the specific repulsiveness of an American hot dog?

And, to make this more rant-y, first grade middle schoolers are the worst people on the planet.

Fixed that for you.

At one school, my third years are okay but the first give less collective fucks than I do, and I'm all out of fucks to give. I just teach theough them and let them fail. Not my fault my coteacher neutered my classroom discipline plan on day one  :angel:

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« Reply #6453 on: August 29, 2017, 10:13:36 AM »

At one school, my third years are okay but the first give less collective fucks than I do, and I'm all out of fucks to give. I just teach theough them and let them fail. Not my fault my coteacher neutered my classroom discipline plan on day one  :angel:

Yeah I truly am baffled by how they manage to be a mix of everything terrible: roughhousing/screaming before class, slamming their books on the desks, and then during class they're either disruptive or unresponsive or both. Even games that my other grades go nuts for are treated as if it's some huge inconvenience.

My third graders are hilarious. My second graders think I'm hilarious. It's usually a good time. But the first graders just...ugh.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6454 on: August 29, 2017, 10:35:02 AM »

At one school, my third years are okay but the first give less collective fucks than I do, and I'm all out of fucks to give. I just teach theough them and let them fail. Not my fault my coteacher neutered my classroom discipline plan on day one  :angel:

Yeah I truly am baffled by how they manage to be a mix of everything terrible: roughhousing/screaming before class, slamming their books on the desks, and then during class they're either disruptive or unresponsive or both. Even games that my other grades go nuts for are treated as if it's some huge inconvenience.

My third graders are hilarious. My second graders think I'm hilarious. It's usually a good time. But the first graders just...ugh.

I have 4 schools: 2 middle and 2 elementary. At the elementary schools, the kids love me and the teachers love me and I love then and I get to play games and songs constantly because they all put in the effort to learn the lesson material each week.

At my midde schools, I try to do games and the like and get blank stares and blank papers. The English levels are SO varied there (and one is an all-girls school), that the lowest levels are lost, the highest levels are bored, and the middle levels don't care. It's a shit situation because I just don't have the time to plan so many disparate lessons and account for all the skill differences at my beginner level of teaching and I don't know many of my MS kids by name yet. This leads to boredom and acting out, compiled with no disciplinary ability on my end, a lack of experience and time and communication, and the fact that first years don't have midterms or finals. It's a perfect storm of shit.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6455 on: August 29, 2017, 10:49:59 AM »
Three weeks in and I'm being asked to change textbooks with one class!

Argh!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6456 on: August 29, 2017, 10:54:55 AM »
My knee hurts, but I can't think of a reason to blame it on Korea. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #6457 on: August 29, 2017, 11:20:24 AM »
My knee hurts, but I can't think of a reason to blame it on Korea. Any suggestions?

Rough terrain?
Uneven sidewalks?
Quickly swerved to avoid an entitled adjuma who wouldn't yield?

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« Reply #6458 on: August 29, 2017, 11:43:26 AM »
My knee hurts, but I can't think of a reason to blame it on Korea. Any suggestions?
"Because Korea" works in a pinch~

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« Reply #6459 on: August 29, 2017, 12:16:27 PM »
My knee hurts, but I can't think of a reason to blame it on Korea. Any suggestions?
"Because Korea" works in a pinch~


The food was so spicy you hit your knee on the table in surprise.