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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10320 on: September 15, 2019, 07:42:17 am »
any other people here married to koreans who don't really like chuseok?

listening to everyone trying to break the sound barrier just by chewing, being forced to sit around all day watching god-awful korean tv, getting moaned at for not having a baby yet, getting told by my wife to speak more with the in-laws despite them speaking korean like machine guns about topics i don't know anything about

ughhhhh

This sounds like absolute hell.  This is a genuine question; is it possible for you to just say "nah" and not go to your in-laws?  Just stay at home or go away for a couple of days on your own?



  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10321 on: September 15, 2019, 08:36:39 am »
I'm not sure that would go down too well. Foreigner marries a Korean woman then boycotts traditional Korean family festivals.  Going to wife's family things things you don't want to go to like weddings, funerals, Chuseok etc.. is all part of growing up and being a responsible adult.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10322 on: September 15, 2019, 12:28:52 pm »
it's really not that bad  :laugh: my in-laws are really kind and nice, and they try to make me feel welcome. besides, we only live a few subway stops away, so we visit thier place often anyway. it's the sitting around watching korean tv all day bit that's the most torturous. plus i'm so sick of eating galbi, japchae, and jeon   :lipsrsealed: i could never eat any of that again and be happy

stoat's right. just one of those things you gotta do. i keep seeing friends who aren't married travelling around bali, philippines, etc, and i keep thinking, "you lucky, lucky bastards". hahah


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10323 on: September 15, 2019, 04:14:14 pm »
Yeah suppose so.  I wonder if because the Korean daughter has chosen to marry a foreigner then it would be "sort of ok" to give one of the traditions a miss for one year or something.  Why not have a long weekend to Bali or the Philippines if you see your friends doing it?  We don't get a lot of chances to travel really and Chuseok is a good chance to do it.  I don't know, like you say I suppose it's not that bad!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10324 on: September 15, 2019, 05:20:34 pm »
For Chuseok, my girlfriend and I stayed in a resort around Jirisan.  It was halfway up a mountain basically; stunning views, perfect.  Lovely to hear the sound of birds, water streaming from the nearby valley, peace and quiet.  Oh no, wait a minute.  The resort played Korean ballads over a loudspeaker outside from morning until night which drowned out all the nice relaxing noises.  My favourite thing when I want to relax is to hear a male Korean ballad singer straining to hit high notes.  That really lowers my stress levels.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10325 on: September 16, 2019, 06:39:48 am »
it's the sitting around watching korean tv all day bit that's the most torturous.

Guantanamo or this? 

Difficult one....

Do you have my orange jumpsuit in a medium?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10326 on: September 16, 2019, 10:27:42 am »
For such a technologically advanced nation, the computer nonsense around here is nuts.  Last Tuesday, all the computers at my school were upgraded to Windows 10 by the outside computer expert who came in to do them.  Thing is, now, I have the 'not a genuine copy' problem with my English room computer which in turn is messing up the computer.  When it 'sleeps' and I turn it back on, the screen is really bright so I can hardly see anything.  As it's not a genuine copy I can't change the settings to it doesn't sleep.  Coolmessenger is totally knackered and nothing goes in or out.  It won't connect to the tv so my PPTs don't work.  Seriously, how hard can it be to put on an upgrade without co cking everything else up?  The bloke was supposed to come last Tuesday or Wednesday to fix it.  Not come yet.  So I went down to see the teacher in charge of the computer stuff, 'didn't the expert come yet?'.  'no!'.

'Expert' my arse. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10327 on: September 16, 2019, 11:50:19 am »
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 11:52:07 am by Datasapien »
"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." - Jebediah Springfield.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10328 on: September 16, 2019, 11:54:27 am »
it's really not that bad  :laugh: my in-laws are really kind and nice, and they try to make me feel welcome. besides, we only live a few subway stops away, so we visit thier place often anyway. it's the sitting around watching korean tv all day bit that's the most torturous. plus i'm so sick of eating galbi, japchae, and jeon   :lipsrsealed: i could never eat any of that again and be happy

stoat's right. just one of those things you gotta do. i keep seeing friends who aren't married travelling around bali, philippines, etc, and i keep thinking, "you lucky, lucky bastards". hahah

I mean, at least on the bright side, Korean mothers-in-law are typically at least better-than-average cooks - at least my partner's mother is. So the food you're getting is a lot better than you'd find at just about any restaurants.

Also, talking with in-laws is usually a great way to force yourself to speak Korean, so at least you're getting something out of it. Plus, you can learn some things. I've learned so much about different 나물 and stuff from my partner's mother - stuff I would have absolutely no idea how to cook otherwise.

It does get kind of exhausting, though, speaking only Korean. I can't do more than like an hour of chatting at a time without getting a headache.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10329 on: September 16, 2019, 12:17:23 pm »
'Expert' my arse. 

Was it this guy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2Scfj4FZk

 :laugh:

A 20 minute takedown.  I doubt he'll be leaving the house anytime soon.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10330 on: September 16, 2019, 10:00:27 pm »
A corn dog is not a hot dog.

It's a friggin' battered wiener.
It doesn't even deserve the name "sausage".

A polish sausage or an Coney Island dog or American hotdog with relish and chili is worth a heart attack.

A corn dog, even with dijon mustard, isn't.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10331 on: September 17, 2019, 02:11:38 am »
A corn dog is not a hot dog.

It's a friggin' battered wiener.
It doesn't even deserve the name "sausage".

A polish sausage or an Coney Island dog or American hotdog with relish and chili is worth a heart attack.

A corn dog, even with dijon mustard, isn't.


Especially not when fried in rancid oil and served with Korean ketchup, as is the custom.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10332 on: September 17, 2019, 07:49:23 am »
and then finished off by being drenched in granulated sugar


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10333 on: September 17, 2019, 08:39:54 am »
Has pounding headache.
Buys headache medicine.
Pours glass of water.
Tries to push capsule through packet . . . not happening.
Tries to open layer of film with finger nail, nope not today mother ******.
Rages and tries to force capsule through packet, hahahahaha, not gonna happen APF.
Gets knife,
stabs packet to death,
rush of blood to the head,
can feel headache pulsating like head is going to explode,
cut finger on razor sharp plastic packet edge,
swallow tablets without water,
drink water, breathe, breathe, turn around,
step on fan plug, pain in head is gone.
Who is here in 2019?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10334 on: September 17, 2019, 09:15:35 am »
Has pounding headache.
Buys headache medicine.
Pours glass of water.
Tries to push capsule through packet . . . not happening.
Tries to open layer of film with finger nail, nope not today mother ******.
Rages and tries to force capsule through packet, hahahahaha, not gonna happen APF.
Gets knife,
stabs packet to death,
rush of blood to the head,
can feel headache pulsating like head is going to explode,
cut finger on razor sharp plastic packet edge,
swallow tablets without water,
drink water, breathe, breathe, turn around,
step on fan plug, pain in head is gone.
If stepping on the plug had, instead, caused a rage induced aneurysm and you keeled over dead, could this legitimately be attributed to fan death?



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10335 on: September 17, 2019, 09:50:26 am »
People who refer to their cars as the model name. "I spent the weekend driving the Sonata around town."
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10336 on: September 17, 2019, 10:18:21 am »
People who refer to their cars as the model name. "I spent the weekend driving the Sonata around town."

 :laugh:

Unless it's...

'My Lotze is a total heap of shit'
'The fukcing clutch on my Terracan exploded when I went over 50kms/h on the highway'
'All the wheels fell off my Korando when I went around the corner'
'More than two people in my Tuscani and it's tight like a nun's kazoo'


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10337 on: September 17, 2019, 10:36:54 am »
People who refer to their cars as the model name. "I spent the weekend driving the Sonata around town."


Even if it's a Korando? Surely that'd be worth mentioning as often as possible.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10338 on: September 17, 2019, 10:50:15 am »
Threads get locked then unlocked but then new comments have to wait for admin approval. Which takes days, if at all???

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs


  • kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10339 on: September 17, 2019, 10:54:52 am »
Threads get locked then unlocked but then new comments have to wait for admin approval. Which takes days, if at all???

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs

Just so you know, there aren't any comments in the mod's "waiting for approval"  list. Maybe it got deleted?