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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4260 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 #4261 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 #4262 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 #4263 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 #4264 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:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4265 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 #4266 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.



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4267 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


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4268 on: November 15, 2017, 09:58:38 am »
The Arsene Wenger look seems to be a big hit this winter.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4269 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 #4270 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 #4271 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 #4272 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
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4273 on: November 15, 2017, 01:35:57 pm »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4274 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ38jTQcO1k&t=3s

 >:( YOU WHAT? NO TUR-
 

:police: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO *closes window"

 :-* Where are the carols?

Jesus Christ, that was close.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4275 on: November 16, 2017, 10:39:15 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ38jTQcO1k&t=3s

 >:( YOU WHAT? NO TUR-
 

:police: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO *closes window"

 :-* Where are the carols?

Jesus Christ, that was close.

Classic vid though.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4276 on: November 16, 2017, 10:44:02 am »

Jesus Christ, that was close.

haha good catch. Peep Show rules.

I've been super lazy about signing out of my accounts on Chrome at school recently and sometimes I get paranoid that someone is gonna log into my facebook, reddit, etc when I'm not around. That wouldn't be too bad, I guess...

... just please don't look through my history  :sad: :sad:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4277 on: November 16, 2017, 11:43:47 pm »
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ38jTQcO1k&t=3s

To be fair thats what he deserved for buying a real Turkey. I've been vegan for two years and I can't imagine killing those beautiful creatures.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4278 on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:41 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ38jTQcO1k&t=3s

To be fair thats what he deserved for buying a real Turkey. I've been vegan for two years and I can't imagine killing those beautiful creatures.

Beautiful creatures?! Come on, nice try. The only things turkeys have goin for them is that they are delicious.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4279 on: November 17, 2017, 08:47:47 am »
My Korean friend took me out last night and it all went a bit pear.

He said I could sleep at his place (Sillim), which is great (I live near Anyang). I needed to make a skype call to my buddy back in Canada last night so I went outside and did it. I don't remember much but I remember not having my phone and going up some stairs with some young dudes and we got to their door and I started thinking, "nah, no, this ain't right." So I jetted downstairs and they followed me, not aggressively, but just coming back down after me. There were some cops outside, so I told them that I lost my phone and they phoned it. The guys pocket starts ringing. He has my phone. The cops tell him to give it back, he does. They leave. I don't even know where I am, all I know is that I'm in Sillim. I've been there 5 times but I sure as hell don't know the back streets. Fukking scary, man, no joke. I got home at 7AM. I could have slept at 1AM, but I went out for a skype call and this shit went down at........... 430? What a mess. Still have a lot to improve on with my behaviour and priorities.

I don't know what would have happened had I went with those guys. Maybe nothing. But they did have my phone and didn't tell me.

Couldn't help but think of how easy it is to get lost and taken advantage of when we've all had a few. Be careful out there.



 
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