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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3260 on: September 29, 2020, 09:55:18 am »
Found an amazing makgeolli on coupang. It's a porridge base to start the fermentation and then they add more steamed rice 3 days later and again 3 days after that. Boozy, a little thicker and the perfect tartness. Well, well worth the 10 000W. (it's 12.5%. You'd easily spend that on a cheap red wine, don't let the fact that it's "JuSt MaKgEoLli" discourage you)

https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/50478124?vendorItemId=3425335980&isAddedCart=


Couple more honourable mentions:

This one has a final stage in its bottle conditioning. Crack the cap and watch the show inside the bottle. Great experience.
https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/233607924?isAddedCart=

This one is a solid sippable mak (and you get two bottles, the price is right.
https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/218520947?isAddedCart=

I canít open the age verify. Does the first makgeoli have aspartame??


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3261 on: September 29, 2020, 10:28:52 am »
I canít open the age verify. Does the first makgeoli have aspartame??

It does not.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3262 on: September 29, 2020, 10:31:34 am »
How do they keep it from continuing to ferment in the bottle, then?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3263 on: September 29, 2020, 10:36:13 am »
How do they keep it from continuing to ferment in the bottle, then?

They don't. It's alive. hahha That's why you can't store makgeolli on its side, the cap always is a little open, to let gas escape. It's also why the taste changes over the weeks, it's never truly finished.

However, when you do filter it, a lot of the yeast and stuff comes out with the rice sediment so it does slow down quite a bit. Also, it's then refrigerated.

It's alive and it's fermenting but at a fraction of what it would be in the fermentation vat.

Ferm vat --> 18-21 degrees

Fridge ---> 4 degrees.
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The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3264 on: September 29, 2020, 10:46:40 am »
Ah, I see. That makes sense.
Is this pretty common? I'm not sure if I've ever seen unsealed makgeoli in the grocery store.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3265 on: September 29, 2020, 11:03:32 am »
Ah, I see. That makes sense.
Is this pretty common? I'm not sure if I've ever seen unsealed makgeoli in the grocery store.
It's sealed in the sense that when you open it, the plastic ring comes apart, but there's a huge wad of cotton plastic under the cap that sits around the rim of the bottle that lets gas escape.

Leave a cheap bottle on its side for ten minutes and you'll see. 

Expensive bottles are usually aged for months so they can be selaed pretty well. The plastic bottles at Emart and 7-11 are fermented and bottled quickly, that's why they're 1300W and fizzy.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3266 on: September 29, 2020, 11:20:24 am »
It's sealed in the sense that when you open it, the plastic ring comes apart, but there's a huge wad of cotton plastic under the cap that sits around the rim of the bottle that lets gas escape.

Leave a cheap bottle on its side for ten minutes and you'll see. 

Expensive bottles are usually aged for months so they can be selaed pretty well. The plastic bottles at Emart and 7-11 are fermented and bottled quickly, that's why they're 1300W and fizzy.

For sure. I once got a few cheap bottles and stuck them in the fridge on their sides, what a mess to clean up a couple of hours later.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3267 on: October 20, 2020, 11:45:26 pm »
2 year anniversary today.

Love you, Yeonju.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3268 on: October 21, 2020, 05:21:16 am »
^^^^^ the sweetest waygook.org post ever


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3269 on: November 09, 2020, 11:08:49 am »
Just finished the last of 7 weekend camps in a row!
Really looking forward to sleeping past 6 this upcoming weekend!
Also, having traded sanity for money, I guess I can now afford to do a costco run!
Also, my FB feed is no longer an endless scrolling political feed!

 :smiley:


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3270 on: November 09, 2020, 11:26:09 am »
you deserve it, dude! :)


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3271 on: November 09, 2020, 11:49:46 am »
In my 4th grade class, there's a student who's lightyears ahead of the other students. I give her a separate activity to finish while I'm teaching the lesson to the other students (most of whom barely know their alphabet). If she completes her activity, she's allowed to join in for the game.

I asked her to write an imaginary story of how she got to school this morning. For extra challenge, I prepared a bag filled with random words of which she had to draw 5 and use them in her story. Her story gave me a good laugh and reminded me that I love teaching high-level students.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3272 on: November 09, 2020, 11:58:35 am »
I asked her to write an imaginary story of how she got to school this morning. For extra challenge, I prepared a bag filled with random words of which she had to draw 5 and use them in her story. Her story gave me a good laugh and reminded me that I love teaching high-level students.

Oddly enough, I have a 4th grade student who is the same. She was born in Hawai'i, and her family returned to Korea just this year. She is a native level English speaker stuck in a class where 2/3 of the kids still have trouble with their ABC's. I suspect that even back in the US, she was a very advanced student.
I have her write in a journal while the kids colour in their text books, and I'm a bit depressed with the amount of angst she pours onto the page. She's miserable here in Korea, hates her classmates and teachers (and they reciprocate the feeling because, 9 year old that she is, she doesn't hide her dislike), and hates everything to do with Korea.
     I know it's not my job to fix this, and considering that she's in one of my travel schools, I wouldn't be able to if I tried, but it makes me sad to know about it.  :sad:

Any thoughts or advice?


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3273 on: November 09, 2020, 01:08:49 pm »
Oddly enough, I have a 4th grade student who is the same. She was born in Hawai'i, and her family returned to Korea just this year. She is a native level English speaker stuck in a class where 2/3 of the kids still have trouble with their ABC's. I suspect that even back in the US, she was a very advanced student.
I have her write in a journal while the kids colour in their text books, and I'm a bit depressed with the amount of angst she pours onto the page. She's miserable here in Korea, hates her classmates and teachers (and they reciprocate the feeling because, 9 year old that she is, she doesn't hide her dislike), and hates everything to do with Korea.
     I know it's not my job to fix this, and considering that she's in one of my travel schools, I wouldn't be able to if I tried, but it makes me sad to know about it.  :sad:

Any thoughts or advice?

My student is Korean, but grew up in Mexico, she's fluent in Korean, English and Spanish. Not sure how long she's going to be here, but I'm fortunate in that she's very confidant and takes charge of the other students. She busies herself by helping her classmates and having fun. I don't think she'd enjoy herself in a larger class. She's in a tiny school and the entire 4th grade is her and 4 other students. Not only academically, but she seems emotionally more mature than them too so they look to her as the big sister.

In the past, I've encountered situations as you described and my wife is dealing with a boy who spoke near fluent English at the beginning of the year (went to an international school in Japan), but now refuses to speak English in class. Despicably, what probably happened and usually happens is that these kids get their first taste of Korean culture by being bullied (by teachers and students) for "showing off".

It's a crappy situation, but I'd try to make English a bit of an oasis for her. Give her creative writing to do in class and at home as a bit of an outlet. Maybe focus the writing themes on the future so she can focus on things to write about that she can look forward to one day instead of her reality.

Maybe you could arrange, with her HR teacher, that she talks to you for a few minutes a day for English practice. See if you can arrange some appropriate books for her (Roald Dahl etc.) and she can read them and you talk about it for a few minutes a day.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3274 on: November 10, 2020, 06:46:04 am »
Thanks! Solid advice: I was thinking along those lines as well, so it's nice to have some confirmation.

Hope everybody has a happy Remembrance Day tomorrow!
Wish I could've found a poppy to wear, so that I could proudly go to work with little splotches of blood on my shirt!


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3275 on: November 10, 2020, 07:42:04 am »
Thanks! Solid advice: I was thinking along those lines as well, so it's nice to have some confirmation.

Hope everybody has a happy Remembrance Day tomorrow!
Wish I could've found a poppy to wear, so that I could proudly go to work with little splotches of blood on my shirt!

Years ago I was up at the Canadian Embassy (the old dump in the Kolon building) and they had a poppy box. 

"happy" Remembrance Day?  Don't think I've heard that one before.  It's supposed to be a somewhat sombre occasion. 


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3276 on: November 10, 2020, 08:42:31 am »
Years ago I was up at the Canadian Embassy (the old dump in the Kolon building) and they had a poppy box. 
Takes forever and a day to get to Seoul from where I'm at, unfortunately. I'll probably just make one.

"happy" Remembrance Day?  Don't think I've heard that one before.  It's supposed to be a somewhat sombre occasion. 
You're right, of course. Poor choice of words on my part.
Although "Have a sombre Rembrance Day." doesn't really say what I'm trying to convey either...


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3277 on: November 10, 2020, 08:52:58 am »
Hope everybody has a happy Remembrance Day tomorrow!
Wish I could've found a poppy to wear, so that I could proudly go to work with little splotches of blood on my shirt!

Would a box or two of Pocky sticks be an adequate substitute?


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3278 on: November 10, 2020, 09:19:35 am »
Years ago I was up at the Canadian Embassy (the old dump in the Kolon building) and they had a poppy box. 

"happy" Remembrance Day?  Don't think I've heard that one before.  It's supposed to be a somewhat sombre occasion. 


Itís a bit darkly ironic itís a poppy given many vets addiction issues.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3279 on: November 11, 2020, 03:29:54 am »
Years ago I was up at the Canadian Embassy (the old dump in the Kolon building) and they had a poppy box. 
...

My son went to a British school, so they always had them available. I got a metal lapel-pin one, so I am good to go.