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  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4728

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #320 on: January 07, 2021, 01:59:49 pm »
... As to getting a jump, I was the only driver I ever knew who had jumper cables in their car. It's a Canadian thing maybe.

Yup.

I learned young that it you have cables in the car you donít need to look for them when you need them AND you get to be the hero on occasion!


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1354

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #321 on: January 07, 2021, 02:39:27 pm »
Yup.

I learned young that it you have cables in the car you donít need to look for them when you need them AND you get to be the hero on occasion!

Funny. I was that hero in Korea when my co-teacher left her lights on all day and her battery was stone cold dead. She had no idea what they were or what they were for and a bunch of students and teachers stood around perplexed while I performed magic. I helped change a couple of flat tires too. One fellow didn't even realize cars came with spares.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #322 on: January 20, 2021, 09:54:56 am »
An adult student told me recently he binge watched a drama but set it to play at a faster speed so he could finish it sooner. I mentioned this to my wife and she said she'd done the same thing in the past. It sounded totally bizarre to me, since I'd have thought you'd want a good drama to last longer, not shorter. Nevermind the way it would affect the action/speech. Why would anyone do that?


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 692

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #323 on: January 20, 2021, 10:06:14 am »
An adult student told me recently he binge watched a drama but set it to play at a faster speed so he could finish it sooner. I mentioned this to my wife and she said she'd done the same thing in the past. It sounded totally bizarre to me, since I'd have thought you'd want a good drama to last longer, not shorter. Nevermind the way it would affect the action/speech. Why would anyone do that?

Understandable if it is a Korean drama. Get it over with as soon
as possible.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #324 on: January 20, 2021, 10:10:18 am »
Actually it'd be quite handy thing to do when doing IELTS examining on recorded speaking tests. Only problem is, it'd affect the fluency score I guess.


  • fka
  • Expert Waygook

    • 818

    • September 05, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #325 on: January 20, 2021, 10:16:58 am »
Why do so many ordinary restaurants in Korea get visited by TV shows (resulting in those ugly banners that they display outside, with pixellated screenshots of someone slurping a bowl of noodles)?



  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6715

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #326 on: January 20, 2021, 10:24:54 am »
Why do so many ordinary restaurants in Korea get visited by TV shows (resulting in those ugly banners that they display outside, with pixellated screenshots of someone slurping a bowl of noodles)?



Look, we're having 칼국수 in Yeoju.

Yup. Tastes like 칼국수.

Oh, wow, the chef made us 주먹밥. That's not even on the menu! This is really special.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #327 on: January 20, 2021, 10:26:42 am »
I guess one reason would be the way restaurants here often only specialise in one dish, and they're always seeking out the place that has the best such and such in town. So they'll be loads of examples of that. I'm guessing that's why they visit the restarants.


  • fka
  • Expert Waygook

    • 818

    • September 05, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #328 on: January 20, 2021, 10:52:33 am »
That was my theory, too, but I'm still at a loss to explain why so many restaurants get visited. Then again, the standards for evaluating "Best ______ in town" probably aren't very rigorous.


Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #329 on: January 20, 2021, 11:14:06 am »
An adult student told me recently he binge watched a drama but set it to play at a faster speed so he could finish it sooner. I mentioned this to my wife and she said she'd done the same thing in the past. It sounded totally bizarre to me, since I'd have thought you'd want a good drama to last longer, not shorter. Nevermind the way it would affect the action/speech. Why would anyone do that?
In retrospect, I wish I could have FFwded Spaceballs style through the last season of GoT...


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1815

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #330 on: January 20, 2021, 01:09:35 pm »
An adult student told me recently he binge watched a drama but set it to play at a faster speed so he could finish it sooner. I mentioned this to my wife and she said she'd done the same thing in the past. It sounded totally bizarre to me, since I'd have thought you'd want a good drama to last longer, not shorter. Nevermind the way it would affect the action/speech. Why would anyone do that?

That's the way I watched The Theory of Everything just the other day.  I still hated it but was mollified by the fact it hadn't taken that long to watch it.  I wish I had known it was a romance/love story before I watched it.  Foolishly assumed it was going to be about Stephen Hawking and the work he did while battling with motor neuron disease. 


  • Vivi
  • Newgookin

    • 2

    • January 20, 2021, 02:55:07 am
    • Korea
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #331 on: January 20, 2021, 01:34:08 pm »
I guess we never gonna know the answer. Mistery should stay mistery.  Western mind never gonna be able comprehend an Asian subtlety  :azn:


Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #332 on: January 20, 2021, 01:56:14 pm »
... but then how can you take it seriously? Especially if it's a drama? I can't imagine being able to enjoy, say, a romance drama if everyone is talking like chipmunks. Or is it not that bad?


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1815

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #333 on: January 20, 2021, 02:01:40 pm »
... but then how can you take it seriously? Especially if it's a drama? I can't imagine being able to enjoy, say, a romance drama if everyone is talking like chipmunks. Or is it not that bad?

In my case once I realised the central theme of the movie I actually just dragged my finger along the line to where it was no longer a scene with just a man and a woman and started watching again.  It didn't leave a whole lot of the film left to watch. 


Re: Answers to burning questions we have about Korea
« Reply #334 on: January 20, 2021, 02:08:33 pm »
Okay, skipping/ffw over scenes you don't care to watch, I get that. I do it, too.

I thought some of you guys were talking about actually playing a film or series at a higher speed, though, lol. Like setting it to 4x speed.