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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1805

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10040 on: July 16, 2019, 08:19:08 am »
my wife casually mentioned to my MIL that we don't eat rice every day for dinner.. they had a big argument about it

Do you at least eat kimchi with every meal? Please tell me you eat kimchi with every meal.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4619

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10041 on: July 16, 2019, 08:23:16 am »
my wife casually mentioned to my MIL that we don't eat rice every day for dinner.. they had a big argument about it

Do you at least eat kimchi with every meal? Please tell me you eat kimchi with every meal.
that's how it started

"have some more kimchi"
"it's ok. we have some and also we don't eat rice every day"
<intense arguing>


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2916

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10042 on: July 16, 2019, 08:56:33 am »
I did a world cuisine speaking lesson with an an adult class yesterday afternoon.
One of the ladies had done a few of those 10 day/10 country Euro package tours and so she was the self professed expert.

A few of her assertions:
-Most Europeans hate rice and refuse to eat it.
-Seafood is unavailable continent wide.
-Korean bread is more delicious than anything she ate over there(i guess that's a personal feeling)
-Overall Europe is a deeply unhealthy place food wise.
-She felt disappointed, as in Gwangju she can eat so much variety, such as Sundae, Kimchi Jiggae, Samgyopsal, etc
But in Europe she could only eat European food. With most of what she said i just let her talk, but i asked her what she expected to be eating. She just rambled about variety, so I'm not exactly sure what she was expecting.

I stopped arguing or countering in situations like this years ago. But all her classmates just nodded and gave lots of oohhhs and ahhhs to her claims.
It's weird. Koreans travel so much now days. Look at vistor stats for any country and they are usually high up on the list. Yet i still hear things like the above relatively regularly. They aren't all going on package tours either. Plenty travel independently.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10043 on: July 16, 2019, 09:37:19 am »
"There's no variety in France, all they have is French food."


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10044 on: July 16, 2019, 09:44:03 am »
"There's no variety in France, all they have is French food."

French wa nkers


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10045 on: July 16, 2019, 10:06:47 am »
I did a world cuisine speaking lesson with an an adult class yesterday afternoon.
One of the ladies had done a few of those 10 day/10 country Euro package tours and so she was the self professed expert.

A few of her assertions:
-Most Europeans hate rice and refuse to eat it.
-Seafood is unavailable continent wide.
-Korean bread is more delicious than anything she ate over there(i guess that's a personal feeling)
-Overall Europe is a deeply unhealthy place food wise.
-She felt disappointed, as in Gwangju she can eat so much variety, such as Sundae, Kimchi Jiggae, Samgyopsal, etc
But in Europe she could only eat European food. With most of what she said i just let her talk, but i asked her what she expected to be eating. She just rambled about variety, so I'm not exactly sure what she was expecting.

I stopped arguing or countering in situations like this years ago. But all her classmates just nodded and gave lots of oohhhs and ahhhs to her claims.
It's weird. Koreans travel so much now days. Look at vistor stats for any country and they are usually high up on the list. Yet i still hear things like the above relatively regularly. They aren't all going on package tours either. Plenty travel independently.

Remember spotting one of my HR teachers in Lotte Mart a while ago, was right before the holidays. We exchanged pleasantries and she said she was shopping for her trip to Europe. I noticed she'd basically filled her entire trolley with instant noodles. She confirmed that she bought it for her trip as European food was "too salty".

Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10046 on: July 16, 2019, 10:25:53 am »
Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.

What an incredibly vain waste of money.

You'd be travelling half the time anyway. I'd rather experience London and Paris than say I've been to ten countries.

I can't wait until someone tells me that they've been to ten countries in ten days so I can tell them what a waste of money that seems like.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10047 on: July 16, 2019, 10:44:45 am »
While I agree that 10 countries in 10 days and traveling simply for status or 'likes' or attention is pretty dumb. This phenomenon is not exclusive to Chinese or Korean tourists.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10048 on: July 16, 2019, 11:01:38 am »
While I agree that 10 countries in 10 days and traveling simply for status or 'likes' or attention is pretty dumb. This phenomenon is not exclusive to Chinese or Korean tourists.

Nobody said it was


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4619

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10049 on: July 16, 2019, 11:07:24 am »
She confirmed that she bought it for her trip as European food was "too salty".

korean food is, without a doubt, the saltiest tasting cuisine i've had


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10050 on: July 16, 2019, 11:20:45 am »
She confirmed that she bought it for her trip as European food was "too salty".

korean food is, without a doubt, the saltiest tasting cuisine i've had

There's been a few occasions while I've been enjoying 'deonjangjjigay' and being told that I shouldn't eat too much of it as it's not good for you to eat too much as it's too much salt.  I also remember I was doing an 'interesting health/food facts' with my students and one group told that eating one bowl of a Korean soup (can't remember which soup) exceeded your recommended daily intake of salt.


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 846

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10051 on: July 16, 2019, 12:15:19 pm »
Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.

What an incredibly vain waste of money.

You'd be travelling half the time anyway. I'd rather experience London and Paris than say I've been to ten countries.

I can't wait until someone tells me that they've been to ten countries in ten days so I can tell them what a waste of money that seems like.

1000% with you there. I've been to Japan twice in a row simply because I felt like I didn't do ENOUGH with my first trip.

Rather do a deep dive and experience almost everything than get a shallow idea of what it's like in a new country.
The World Ends With You


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10052 on: July 16, 2019, 02:57:47 pm »
Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.
I can't wait until someone tells me that they've been to ten countries in ten days so I can tell them what a waste of money that seems like.
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).
it was pretty packed schedule-wise (traveling in btwn wasn't as bad as you think :))  and im glad every penny was put to use.

i don't like frequently traveling so this was perfect for me!
we hit up 239842938823 tourist spots all at once and if i wana go back, i know where exactly! plus, the next time around, i can be more free about it instead of feeling like "uh..should i see the leaning tower of pisa..." (btw skip it...not that cool....LOL  :laugh: :wink: :P)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 03:00:35 pm by orange6ur1 »


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 846

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10053 on: July 16, 2019, 03:12:58 pm »
i don't like frequently traveling so this was perfect for me!
we hit up 239842938823 tourist spots all at once and if i wana go back, i know where exactly! plus, the next time around, i can be more free about it instead of feeling like "uh..should i see the leaning tower of pisa..." (btw skip it...not that cool....LOL  :laugh: :wink: :P)

In this regard I can see it being a good thing. Being indecisive or unsure what to do in certain countries, it can help give you an idea of what you want/don't want to do in each place.
The World Ends With You


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10054 on: July 16, 2019, 03:14:05 pm »
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).

I feel like you wasted a lot of money.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10055 on: July 16, 2019, 04:04:52 pm »
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).

I feel like you wasted a lot of money.

Now i know what how those ppl who make a wish come true in those “make a wish foundations” feels like~~!! ^^


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10056 on: July 16, 2019, 04:23:35 pm »
Now i know what how those ppl who make a wish come true in those “make a wish foundations” feels like~~!! ^^

I said I would say it so I'm a man of my word. hahaha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10057 on: July 19, 2019, 01:43:46 pm »
Just got a message saying there's going to be an hour or so long power cut next week Tuesday morning while an electrical safety test is carried out but it's no big deal because it's summer vacation time and teachers at school that day should just make a note of it.

My English camp is next week.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 01:45:48 pm by robin_teacher »


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4619

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10058 on: July 21, 2019, 11:10:05 am »
on korean tv, it literally doesn't matter what the show is about, but it will always, always devolve into just watching people eat


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2085

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10059 on: July 21, 2019, 02:50:03 pm »
My students told me that youtube videos of people eating are popular here because many Koreans are on diets and watching someone eat is the next best thing to actually eating. Seems weird to me, more like torture if you're hungry