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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6240 on: December 29, 2018, 11:56:38 am »

I've taught a few lessons about pizza here, and the students are always baffled when I tell them that corn on pizza isn't really a thing in the US. They also look at me like I have two heads when I tell them we don't eat pickles with our pizza.

I wonder if there are Korean expat discussion forums where the opposite side of these conversations take place.

"Anyone know where I can get some pizza with corn on it?"

"They forgot to give me pickles with my pizza, and acted all confused when I asked them about it!"

"The garlic bread here is so garlicky! Where's the sugar?!?"

I asked my boss if there was a website like that, where they would complain about stuff. He said, he wasn't aware of any. :p

Of course those websites exist, though I doubt a Korean person who hasn't lived overseas would know. I imagine that they've largely been taken over by Facebook pages now.

Here's a person missing the pickles that come with pizza:

http://www.workingus.com/forums/topic/%ED%95%9C%EA%B5%AD-%ED%94%BC%EC%9E%90%EC%A7%91%EC%97%90%EC%84%9C-%EC%A3%BC%EB%8A%94-%ED%94%BC%ED%81%B4%EC%9D%B4-%EA%B7%B8%EB%A6%BD%EB%84%A4%EC%9A%94/

Here's someone in Orange County looking for pizza with sweet potato on it:

https://www.missyusa.com/mainpage/boards/board_read.asp?section=talk&id=talk1&page=1&category=0&key_field=title&mypost=0&key_word=%C7%C7%C0%DA&idx=5229388&ref=2498475&step=1&level=0


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6241 on: December 29, 2018, 06:07:48 pm »
Yeah, I never have corn on pizza when I treat the students and always tell them it is NOT on the menu back home in Canada.

I also request 'no pickles' and tell students pickles go with sandwiches, not pizza in Western style eating.

There's always a teachable moment.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6242 on: December 29, 2018, 06:14:37 pm »
Yeah, I never have corn on pizza when I treat the students and always tell them it is NOT on the menu back home in Canada.

I also request 'no pickles' and tell students pickles go with sandwiches, not pizza in Western style eating.

There's always a teachable moment.

My favorite food-related teachable moment was when I was doing a Thanksgiving lesson and talking about pie. I asked the students what kinds of pie they liked, and one student loudly and proudly proclaimed his love for cow pies. I hadn't gone into work that morning anticipating the need to teach the difference between cow pies and beef pies, but a teachable moment is a teachable moment.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6243 on: January 09, 2019, 08:43:54 am »
So I just noticed that my ex gf has deleted her Facebook profile.  Fair enough, that's quite in vogue these days.

But unfortunately, pretty much every picture of me during our five year relationship was taken by her, including the first three years of my time in Korea.  All gone  :sad:

So many memories gone because I stupidly didn't save/download the pics.  They just existed on Facebook and obviously her memory cards/computer.  So now I'm not sure if I should contact her to try and get the pics. 

"Oh hey I know we haven't spoken for a couple of years but could you just find and share all the pictures of our time together.  Thaaaaaanks"  :-[


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6244 on: January 09, 2019, 09:20:08 am »
So I just noticed that my ex gf has deleted her Facebook profile.  Fair enough, that's quite in vogue these days.

But unfortunately, pretty much every picture of me during our five year relationship was taken by her, including the first three years of my time in Korea.  All gone  :sad:

So many memories gone because I stupidly didn't save/download the pics.  They just existed on Facebook and obviously her memory cards/computer.  So now I'm not sure if I should contact her to try and get the pics. 

"Oh hey I know we haven't spoken for a couple of years but could you just find and share all the pictures of our time together.  Thaaaaaanks"  :-[

That would be a bad idea.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6245 on: January 09, 2019, 09:41:35 am »
So I just noticed that my ex gf has deleted her Facebook profile.  Fair enough, that's quite in vogue these days.

But unfortunately, pretty much every picture of me during our five year relationship was taken by her, including the first three years of my time in Korea.  All gone  :sad:

So many memories gone because I stupidly didn't save/download the pics.  They just existed on Facebook and obviously her memory cards/computer.  So now I'm not sure if I should contact her to try and get the pics. 

"Oh hey I know we haven't spoken for a couple of years but could you just find and share all the pictures of our time together.  Thaaaaaanks"  :-[

You said it yourself. I'm surprised you didn't think to ask for the photos shortly after the breakup, though I can understand the awkward period of not wanting to talk, and putting it off. That really sucks though...  :sad:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6246 on: February 20, 2019, 06:53:45 am »
All day yesterday, there was something going on in the class across from my office. As I left home, I got a glimpse and just saw one Korean man at the front speaking all English to a group of the other teachers (almost none of which speak English).

Don't know what's going on, but I'm glad it doesn't involve me.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6247 on: February 21, 2019, 06:21:08 am »
Like waiting for Godot.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6249 on: February 26, 2019, 01:17:57 am »
 :azn:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6250 on: February 26, 2019, 09:16:55 am »
Get home, open the box, sweetcorn on my pizza.

 :laugh: :laugh:
Although we do have corn on pizza in the UK, I'm not bothered about it in Korea personally. Corn is meh for me.

I have more problems with PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA  :huh: :cry: :evil: :blank:

Seriously worst thing ever!
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6251 on: February 26, 2019, 09:21:15 am »
Get home, open the box, sweetcorn on my pizza.
:laugh: :laugh:
Although we do have corn on pizza in the UK, I'm not bothered about it in Korea personally. Corn is meh for me.
I have more problems with PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA  :huh: :cry: :evil: :blank:
Seriously worst thing ever!
Unless paired with ham, shrimp and olives. Then it becomes something divine.
  Seriously though. Why was it a citizen of a cold and lightless wasteland who created the first proper pizza named after a tropical paradise?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6252 on: February 26, 2019, 09:23:24 am »
Unless paired with ham, shrimp and olives. Then it becomes something divine.
  Seriously though. Why was it a citizen of a cold and lightless wasteland who created the first proper pizza named after a tropical paradise?

So people would pay for the taste of tropical paradise  :laugh:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6253 on: February 26, 2019, 10:10:56 am »
corn on pizza is gross. but whatever. people like what they like.

it's when you order a pizza -- and literally nowhere on the ingredients does it mention corn -- and it arrives caked in it. arghhhh. fcuk off


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6254 on: February 26, 2019, 11:00:58 am »
corn on pizza is gross. but whatever. people like what they like.

it's when you order a pizza -- and literally nowhere on the ingredients does it mention corn -- and it arrives caked in it. arghhhh. fcuk off

i was in the Hyundai department store in Shinchon on Saturday and the expensive specialist bakery there in the basement had '야채 진심 크로켓',  as a vegetarian, i scanned the ingredients (egg, flour, carrots, potatoes, flavor strengtheners etc).  i've fallen into this trap before at fukcing Paris Baguette and other crappy bakeries, but thought 진심 that sounds positive. bought one, and on the way home pulled it apart and it was only full of ham too.  fukc 'em seriously.  they wrote all the ingredients, failing to add the effing meat.  gaylords, all of 'em.

i have a new handler this year, and he's called 석기.  so basically all this year, I'll be saying 석기 티쳐.  >:(



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6255 on: February 26, 2019, 11:39:07 am »
bought one, and on the way home pulled it apart and it was only full of ham too.

I have trust issues with Korean food and Korean people now  :laugh: I prefer to cook mostly because I know what I am eating and because I don't get sick that way! Helps in being healthy too!  :angel:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6256 on: February 26, 2019, 12:30:54 pm »
bought one, and on the way home pulled it apart and it was only full of ham too.

I have trust issues with Korean food and Korean people now  :laugh: I prefer to cook mostly because I know what I am eating and because I don't get sick that way! Helps in being healthy too!  :angel:

absolutely, that's what i do.  but i was out and about shopping and wanted something quick to eat on the way home.  it's just weird there was a long list of ingredients, but ham was not one of them.  :sad: trust gone again.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6257 on: February 26, 2019, 12:57:10 pm »
:sad: trust gone again.

This scenario comes to mind every time Korean food cheats on me

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6258 on: February 26, 2019, 11:24:48 pm »
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I'll be saying 석기 티쳐

ROFL Is he aware of this most unfortunate name?   :cheesy: hilarious. Someone ought to tell him, that poor guy.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6259 on: February 27, 2019, 09:42:58 am »
Class starts Monday (although my actual teaching starts Tuesday), it's Wednesday and I still haven't met my new co-teacher.

Jesus. They are supposed to be coming in today.

I have zero motivation to do anything to prepare. At all.
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