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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8640 on: October 08, 2020, 08:23:18 am »
Must be tough avoiding egg here


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  • The Legend

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8641 on: October 08, 2020, 08:27:51 am »
Must be tough avoiding egg here

Nope. I don't mind cooking and cook all my meals.
There is only 1 restaurant I visit, and I don't get anything with egg in it.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8644 on: October 08, 2020, 09:39:16 am »
There is only 1 restaurant I visit, and I don't get anything with egg in it.
I lost a Korean friend because I cited a scientific study that showed a dose-dependent relationship between egg consumption and mortality.

Of course, I used different words. But he told me eggs are "pure". I wasn't sure if it was a Korean word or not so I asked him for the spelling. Indeed, he said p-u-r-e.

I nodded.

After having had several dinners together, I never heard from him again.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8645 on: October 08, 2020, 09:47:52 am »
I lost a Korean friend because I cited a scientific study that showed a dose-dependent relationship between egg consumption and mortality.

Of course, I used different words. But he told me eggs are "pure". I wasn't sure if it was a Korean word or not so I asked him for the spelling. Indeed, he said p-u-r-e.

I nodded.

After having had several dinners together, I never heard from him again.

Nobody cares about the dose-dependent relationship between egg consumption or mortality, especially while out to dinner. You might as well go vegan while you're at it and really embrace your inner obnoxiousness


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8646 on: October 08, 2020, 07:58:13 pm »
yeah, maybe. just gotta make sure the lessons go really well. i suppose without a middleman it's better value for everyone. when i earn 50k per class from adult business classes, i wonder how much the recruiter makes?
omg these kids are hilarious. i hope they enjoyed it as much as i did.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8647 on: October 09, 2020, 07:08:42 am »
“mass rallies are scheduled to be held in downtown Seoul”
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201008000696
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8648 on: October 09, 2020, 08:59:23 am »
“The (ban on rallies) seriously infringes on the Constitutional rights for assembly and association,” they said in their appeal to the court.

“Subway trains are crowded with over 7 million people everyday, and 300,000 people used the Jeju airport over the Chuseok holidays. Dining and drinking at restaurants is permitted. The unconditional all-out ban on rallies attended by people wearing masks has no reasonable grounds, even from the epidemic perspective.”


fcuking morons. absolute fcuking morons


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8649 on: October 09, 2020, 09:14:45 am »
I lost a Korean friend because I cited a "scientific" study that showed a dose-dependent relationship between egg consumption and mortality.










Does your wife submit to you?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8650 on: October 09, 2020, 10:13:29 am »
When asked whether they had plans to buy luxury items after the Chuseok holidays, 33 percent of teens replied they would, followed by 26 percent of people over 20.

The mains reason why adolescents are attracted to designer brands were, "fear of falling behind a trend" chosen by 28 percent of respondents, and "it feels I'm the only one without them" chosen by 17 percent.

The average amount of money they were willing to spend was approximately 1.6 million won, and 67 percent of teenagers said they would get the money from their parents.

Lee Eun-hee, a professor of consumer science at Inha University, explained the background of this phenomenon to be desire of self-expression and peer pressure.

"For adolescents, uploading videos or photos of fancy items is simply a way of expressing that they are superior to others by showing off expensive products that their peers can't afford. Other teenagers who are influenced by those posts on social media follow suit out of peer pressure," Lee said.


https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2020/10/703_297181.html

Their parents give them 1.6 million won?  :shocked:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8651 on: October 09, 2020, 11:41:27 am »
that can't be right, surely?


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8652 on: October 09, 2020, 12:14:14 pm »
I've never seen so many luxury brand stores in my life.

Cheonan has a Louis Vutton store. As does Asan. And Anyang.

In Canada, you'd have to GO to Toronto for that stuff. That was part of the allure. The fact that you COULDN'T get it in your city.

Here, it's everywhere. I'll buy quality, y'all know I love my audio/visual gear, but I'm not keeping up with anyone. It's a hobby.

Keeping up with trends by spending millions of won isn't..... well, maybe it is a hobby, but it's a stupid fuckking hobby.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8653 on: October 09, 2020, 01:32:55 pm »
Banpo, Seoul★ English academy looking for 8 Female teachers (American/Canadian teacher only)
Starting date : March 1st, 2021
Salary : From 2.3m ~
Working hours : MWF 9:15-6:30, TT 9:15-4:00


Hagwons are able to fill their positions being that discriminatory? Are there that many American and Canadian females coming over/staying?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8654 on: October 09, 2020, 02:02:49 pm »
I've never seen so many luxury brand stores in my life.

Cheonan has a Louis Vutton store. As does Asan. And Anyang.

In Canada, you'd have to GO to Toronto for that stuff. That was part of the allure. The fact that you COULDN'T get it in your city.

Here, it's everywhere. I'll buy quality, y'all know I love my audio/visual gear, but I'm not keeping up with anyone. It's a hobby.

Keeping up with trends by spending millions of won isn't..... well, maybe it is a hobby, but it's a stupid fuckking hobby.

It's an interesting phenomenon to mull over.

The fact that Louis Vuitton is the most popular luxury brand says somethings about the market. It's not difficult to spot the gaudy LV logos embezzled all over an accessory from 100m away. Everyone is going to know recognize your bag and know that it's expensive as opposed to, say, something equally/more expensive, which has logos that are a lot more discreet.

LV is popular because people buy it with the primary reason of showing it off to others... I like luxury goods and own a few luxury items (Prada, Omega even Vivienne Westwood etc.) but I can't fathom the mind of the person who'll spend a small fortune on something so obnoxious with it's logos and so... fugly, unless your priority is showing off to others rather than buying out of genuine appreciation for something beautiful.

Nouveau riche and homogenous/highly susceptible to trends, places like Korea and China are luxury brand's best friends.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8655 on: October 09, 2020, 02:12:58 pm »
It's not difficult to spot the gaudy LV logos embezzled all over an accessory from 100m away. Everyone is going to know recognize your bag and know that it's expensive as opposed to, say, something equally/more expensive, which has logos that are a lot more discreet.

LV is popular because people buy it with the primary reason of showing it off to others... I like luxury goods and own a few luxury items (Prada, Omega even Vivienne Westwood etc.) but I can't fathom the mind of the person who'll spend a small fortune on something so obnoxious with it's logos and so... fugly,
yeah, i totally agree


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8656 on: October 11, 2020, 10:12:52 am »
i wonder what the actual demographic of active-kpop-listeners is. can't be any older than teenagers, surely?

More than 100 million fans of BTS tuned into an online concert by the K-pop boyband on Saturday, holding their signature light sticks and sharing messages in a chatroom.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/k-pop-titan-btss-online-162124743.html

"Their songs gave comfort in these tough times and made me a fan," said An Ji-won, 40, after breaking down in tears as she watched the show.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8657 on: October 11, 2020, 10:30:16 am »
More than 100 million fans of BTS tuned into an online concert by the K-pop boyband on Saturday, holding their signature light sticks and sharing messages in a chatroom.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/k-pop-titan-btss-online-162124743.html

"Their songs gave comfort in these tough times and made me a fan," said An Ji-won, 40, after breaking down in tears as she watched the show.

I can believe that.




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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8658 on: October 11, 2020, 10:33:47 am »
What really surprised me about the online concert was the price.

Not a free YouTube livestream.

The tickets were freaking expensive!

https://www.korebu.com/en/bts-map-of-the-soul-on-e-online-concert-ticket-prices-are-here

114 million fans paid big money to watch a video.

The Kpop company's raking it in!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #8659 on: October 11, 2020, 02:25:07 pm »
South Koreans’ average annual income reached $42,300 last year, placing the country 19th among 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, data showed Sunday.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201011000152

Korea’s figure grew faster than the OECD average. Last year, the annual income of Koreans increased 3.6 percent
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Koreans are getting richer!  :afro: