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  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10220 on: September 03, 2019, 01:35:42 pm »
Hi, I'm Kevin. Oh, you're from Korea? That's the country with all the dead students in that boat, right?

Lately I've been getting a lot of comments about the string of mass shootings that's been going on in the States, lol. At least it's recent. ;P

Something I read this morning. The US is on day 244 or something of the year, and there has been over 270 mass shootings in the US in just 2019. That's more than 1 per day.
I'm surprised that's not more alarming to the people there.

There have also been nearly 40,000 'normal' shootings, so there's no particular reason to worry about the mass ones.

https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/
« Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 01:37:24 pm by stoat »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10221 on: September 03, 2019, 01:36:53 pm »
Salty Sally from Songtan being numero uno?
I fellated Dr DeM in Seoul Pub last year.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10222 on: September 03, 2019, 01:42:50 pm »
Hi, I'm Kevin. Oh, you're from Korea? That's the country with all the dead students in that boat, right?

Lately I've been getting a lot of comments about the string of mass shootings that's been going on in the States, lol. At least it's recent. ;P

Something I read this morning. The US is on day 244 or something of the year, and there has been over 270 mass shootings in the US in just 2019. That's more than 1 per day.
I'm surprised that's not more alarming to the people there.

I feel for the normal, rational US person who wants to sensibly outlaw assault weapons and have background checks to get a gun.  I'm not alarmed by the fact that the trumps, mcconnells and the other GOP have received so much money from the NRA and fossil fuel companies that they no nothing with two such huge issues.  That, to me, is the saddest and also the most disgraceful thing about it.  The shooting this past week, was nothing to do with mental illness.  The dude lost his job, did something stupid in traffic and then went crazy in a rage, completely pissing on the 'it's the person who pulls the trigger who's at fault, not the gun'   :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10223 on: September 03, 2019, 01:44:10 pm »
Salty Sally from Songtan being numero uno?
I fellated Dr DeM in Seoul Pub last year.

Umami?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10224 on: September 03, 2019, 01:46:16 pm »




  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10226 on: September 03, 2019, 05:32:39 pm »
Korean: No, everything was too salty so we ate Ramyun for 3 days
Jin Ramyeon is the second saltiest thing I've ever put in my mouth, truly. 

“Greasy” is another word which I do not understand when used by Koreans to describe foreign food.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10227 on: September 03, 2019, 06:18:09 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10228 on: September 03, 2019, 06:42:46 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

Especially kimchi, have you seen how much salt they put into it when they make it?   
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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  • Adventurer

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    • June 15, 2016, 06:07:37 pm
    • Asia-Pacific Region
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10229 on: September 03, 2019, 09:04:08 pm »
All foreign food, regardless of makeup or cooking technique, is:
salty
fatty
too sweet
greasy
too much
too expensive
very unhealthy
fried

All [food from native land], regardless of makeup or cooking technique,  is:
healthy
delicious
perfect every time
seriously flawless in every way
definitely never fried
internationally important


I hope you have enjoyed my primer on race relations and cuisine.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10230 on: September 03, 2019, 09:05:31 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

This is true but I think Koreans don't see it this way as they always have the option of piling more rice on to neutralise any surplus of salt/spice.  In Italy with a plate of pasta and sauce, you're stuck with what you get served , which is why Koreans probably think it's saltier.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10231 on: September 04, 2019, 03:26:32 am »
Salt is a contributor to stomach cancer.
Koreans have on more than a couple occasions admitted to me that Korean food is too spicy AND salty, as part reason why there's so much stomach cancer here.

The human body doesn't need table salt (NaCl), it needs sodium, found in healthier forms in root and leafy vegetables, and seafood.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


  • zola
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10232 on: September 04, 2019, 07:36:46 am »
We met up with one of my wife's (Korean) friends in Hong Kong and spent the day with her. For both lunch and dinner she would only eat Korean food. She would not countenance the idea of eating anything else, let alone Cantonese food.
"Too oily!". She had been there for 4 days and she hadn't actually tried any local food yet, but in her mind, all Chinese food, from Manchuria all the way down to Yunnan was swimming in oil.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10233 on: September 04, 2019, 07:40:22 am »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

Especially kimchi, have you seen how much salt they put into it when they make it?   

You do realize that probably about 98% of that salt gets rinsed away, right?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10234 on: September 04, 2019, 07:49:06 am »
We met up with one of my wife's (Korean) friends in Hong Kong and spent the day with her. For both lunch and dinner she would only eat Korean food. She would not countenance the idea of eating anything else, let alone Cantonese food.
"Too oily!". She had been there for 4 days and she hadn't actually tried any local food yet, but in her mind, all Chinese food, from Manchuria all the way down to Yunnan was swimming in oil.

An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

Oh well. At least he didn't bring a box of ramyeon with him, I guess. Baby steps forward.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10235 on: September 04, 2019, 08:06:47 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10236 on: September 04, 2019, 08:20:16 am »
These comments are making me pissed. Not at the posters, at the subjects.

"Oily" is such a lazy way out. Hey, try this. "No, every food that isn't made in my country is oily."

God, imagine being that boring. It's like people who only eat ham sandwiches and sketty.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10237 on: September 04, 2019, 08:23:28 am »
An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

I had a co-teacher years ago who went to Thailand but couldn't eat the food because it had such a strong smell.   :rolleyes:

When someone opens one of those massive containers of kimchi or 'jongkak' kimchi, I do have to hold back a gag reaction.


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10238 on: September 04, 2019, 08:53:27 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:

How long is he banned for?
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10239 on: September 04, 2019, 09:07:08 am »
An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

I had a co-teacher years ago who went to Thailand but couldn't eat the food because it had such a strong smell.   :rolleyes:

When someone opens one of those massive containers of kimchi or 'jongkak' kimchi, I do have to hold back a gag reaction.
mate. i've had so many arguments about this. in our old apt, we had no space for a separate fridge (for the kimchi). it would literally stink out the whole fridge, and make EVERYTHING taste of kimchi. it was my MIL's kimchi, but, my god, it was one of the stinkiest things i've ever smelt (i'm not exaggerating - it made me gag!). good grief. i'd open the fridge, but hold my breath every time :(


but i've heard the same thing about thai food. what's the specific "strong" smell that's the complaint i wonder?