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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #80 on: June 30, 2022, 11:52:46 am »

I'll stick to samgyeopsal and soju.


Well, I suppose fried pork will keep you from starving, but soju
isn't really your drink of choice, is it? Ew, how vulgar.



  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2022, 11:56:22 am »
Well, I suppose fried pork will keep you from starving, but soju
isn't really your drink of choice, is it? Ew, how vulgar.

Samgyeopsal isn't fried pork, is it?


Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2022, 11:59:31 am »
"You people eating fried pork with rice? You peasants!"
"I on the other hand, eat fried beef with bread, like true nobility"

FFS people, no one here is in any position to try and look down on any sort of food we all eat and if you are, that's a massive red flag for your life being empty.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2022, 01:00:54 pm »
"You people eating fried pork with rice? You peasants!"
"I on the other hand, eat fried beef with bread, like true nobility"

FFS people, no one here is in any position to try and look down on any sort of food we all eat and if you are, that's a massive red flag for your life being empty.

You're wasting your outrage.
SPQROFLOLBBQ eats outrage for breakfast (alongside his fried pork and soju, I suspect)!


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #84 on: June 30, 2022, 01:25:19 pm »
You're wasting your outrage.
SPQROFLOLBBQ eats outrage for breakfast (alongside his fried pork and soju, I suspect)!

A long time ago I decided I wasn't going to do/partake in three
things in Korea:

-spitting
-cigarettes
-soju



Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #85 on: June 30, 2022, 01:29:14 pm »
Obesity.
Bumper stickers degrading other political parties.
Loud car speakers that shake anyone within 50 yards.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #86 on: June 30, 2022, 01:43:10 pm »
A long time ago I decided I wasn't going to do/partake in three
things in Korea:

-spitting
-cigarettes
-soju

Just taking the piss (although I do actually think you eat outrage for breakfast).
Everybody needs to draw a line somewhere, and yours seems imminently reasonable.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #87 on: June 30, 2022, 01:53:34 pm »
fixing things seems to have never caught on.
owning your own tools and doing it yourself seems to be lost here.  Everything is delivered to your door and assembled after a 50 dollar charge. 70 if you dont have an elevator.  if you get a flat tire its much easier to just call the insurance and a guy will be out within 30 minutes.  Changing your own oil is basically non existant. most electrical products that people buy are either heavily covered with after service, or are disgarded when something breaks, The trash pile in front of large upscale buildings is a treasure trove of goodies, discarded by people who think themselves too good to fix something. I get that its a throw away society here, but it might do the environment good if we could repair our own things.
Get some tools.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2022, 01:59:56 pm »
Obesity.



Clearly you don't shop in Costco or has something changed since I left back in the day? Have they gotten rid of the extra large-arse style shopping trolleys? 
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 02:26:38 pm by Adel »


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #89 on: June 30, 2022, 02:05:49 pm »
fixing things seems to have never caught on.
owning your own tools and doing it yourself seems to be lost here.  Everything is delivered to your door and assembled after a 50 dollar charge. 70 if you dont have an elevator.  if you get a flat tire its much easier to just call the insurance and a guy will be out within 30 minutes.  Changing your own oil is basically non existant. most electrical products that people buy are either heavily covered with after service, or are disgarded when something breaks, The trash pile in front of large upscale buildings is a treasure trove of goodies, discarded by people who think themselves too good to fix something. I get that its a throw away society here, but it might do the environment good if we could repair our own things.
Get some tools.

Absolutely, when I told my Korean friends and co-teachers how I could fix cars, do electrical, tiling etc, they stared at me as if I was from Mars. I taught myself to fix cars when I got my first car and ended up with a pretty neat little car servicing part time business with over 200 regular customers.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2022, 02:14:24 pm »
Clearly you don't shop in Costco or has something changed since I left back in the day? Have they gotten rid of the extra large-arse style shopping trolleys?

This one seems designed to catch the attention of D.Mart  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2022, 02:57:26 pm »

Clearly you don't shop in Costco or has something changed since I left back in the day? Have they gotten rid of the extra large-arse style shopping trolleys? 

Is this a current menu?  Looks like they brought some things back?  Big disappointment last time I went.
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2022, 03:03:41 pm »
Joining Costco is now on my bucket list.
Aim higher. hahahahaha


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2022, 03:08:01 pm »
So good...savs in a bun with sauce. Joining Costco is now on my bucket list.

You haven't lived till you've tried that free onion ketchup and mustard salad!
That said you don't actually eat it. You just pile as much as you can onto to a plate and leave it there because that shows how classy you are by not actually having to eat it.  :laugh:
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 03:22:59 pm by Adel »


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2022, 03:08:47 pm »
So good...savs in a bun with sauce. Joining Costco is now on my bucket list.

Why you sticking me in a bun? ;)


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2022, 03:11:53 pm »
Is this a current menu?  Looks like they brought some things back?  Big disappointment last time I went.

They have nachos now, and that terrible hamburger is gone.  They had a pretty good chicken salsa wrap for a while but they seem to be gone.  The calzone is back. 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2022, 07:51:58 am by Augustiner »


Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #96 on: June 30, 2022, 03:40:28 pm »
You haven't lived till you've tried that free onion ketchup and mustard salad!
That said you don't actually eat it. You just pile as much as you can onto to a plate and leave it there because that shows how classy you are by not actually having to eat it.  :laugh:
You know, there are two ways to respond to people of different cultures doing things differently or not being aware.

For example, in Korea, one of my newbie friends went to the "self" area of a BBQ restaurant and got glopping amounts of banchan and put some, shall we say, odd combinations together and when told about the whole leaf wrap thing, proceeded to make a leafy near-burrito. Now, the Koreans there could point and laugh and use it as a source of ridicule of others or they could just shrug and move on. I don't think my friend or any of us would have appreciated the ridicule (although some might be fine with it and laugh along!)

I think the better angels of our nature should go for the latter rather than the former. BUT, if you're fine with it being done to you in a derisive fashion, then laugh away at others.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #97 on: June 30, 2022, 03:56:07 pm »
You know, there are two ways to respond to people of different cultures doing things differently or not being aware.

For example, in Korea, one of my newbie friends went to the "self" area of a BBQ restaurant and got glopping amounts of banchan and put some, shall we say, odd combinations together and when told about the whole leaf wrap thing, proceeded to make a leafy near-burrito. Now, the Koreans there could point and laugh and use it as a source of ridicule of others or they could just shrug and move on. I don't think my friend or any of us would have appreciated the ridicule (although some might be fine with it and laugh along!)

I think the better angels of our nature should go for the latter rather than the former. BUT, if you're fine with it being done to you in a derisive fashion, then laugh away at others.

Pretty sure it's only you that finds it derisive but whateves but I still find it quite amusing watching groups of Korean people ordering large amounts of food but rarely eating more than half of it. Call it a cultural quirk if you will but there is not need to take offense. My wife still finds a lot of my behaviour in Australia quite amusing, but I just play it up and laugh along. For instance it drives her crazy watching me walk around bare footed in the back yard and then walking into the house without putting on slippers.  :azn:
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 04:51:15 pm by Adel »


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #98 on: June 30, 2022, 04:13:48 pm »
...or walking to the shops in your budgie smugglers  8)
Nah, that's a bridge too far. It took my wife about 18 months before she allowed me to wear track suit pants outside the house though. She thought they were far too informal.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 04:15:37 pm by Adel »


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #99 on: June 30, 2022, 05:01:03 pm »
So good...savs in a bun with sauce. Joining Costco is now on my bucket list.

FYI, you don't need membership at the food court.
''Jealous of those who make more, have a 2 bedroom apartment to live in, ride a GIANT mountain bike, and drive a car that gets them around?  Well, I can't help myself.  It's too bad you are jealous of me for you having less. I am at least able to say I am living better than most ESLers '' hangook77