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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11200 on: January 09, 2020, 02:48:13 pm »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong. 

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

(Loving marmite, however, is wrong and should feel bad.)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11201 on: January 09, 2020, 03:02:13 pm »
Thermite gives me explosive diarrhea. 
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11202 on: January 09, 2020, 03:14:05 pm »
80% can't be bothered trying something new, they'll go abroad and eat Korean food, they'll spend their holidays watching tv at home and eating chicken.  Then you get the 20% who try things at least once, travel abroad and experience new things.  Korean psyche isn't about being totally unique and different.  It's about the 'jeong' mentality.
Isn't that most people? I mean, how many people are hardcore into different things back home? There's a lot of American tourists who will stick mostly to what they know and might go local for foods they're familiar with, but they aren't ordering the Scungilli or the squid ink pasta. I think your average American and Korean are crossing over a lot when it comes to tourist food- Safe options that everyone around the world eats and established chains and then stuff that serves fare from their country of origin. Yeah, some of the extreme Ramen fools are pathetic, but not everyone is rolling that way.

Also, the degree to which some westerners try to be "unique and different" comes across as desperate at times. Not saying there aren't merits to it, but some people are trying too hard and it shows.   

Sitting around the TV eating poultry while watching a movie/sports on the TV during a holiday. NEVER seen that back home.  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11203 on: January 09, 2020, 03:15:47 pm »
Thermite gives me explosive diarrhea. 
Thermite diarrhea melted the porcelain of my toilet. The only difference was this demolition was uncontrolled. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11204 on: January 09, 2020, 04:06:59 pm »
80% can't be bothered trying something new, they'll go abroad and eat Korean food, they'll spend their holidays watching tv at home and eating chicken.  Then you get the 20% who try things at least once, travel abroad and experience new things.  Korean psyche isn't about being totally unique and different.  It's about the 'jeong' mentality.
Isn't that most people? I mean, how many people are hardcore into different things back home? There's a lot of American tourists who will stick mostly to what they know and might go local for foods they're familiar with, but they aren't ordering the Scungilli or the squid ink pasta. I think your average American and Korean are crossing over a lot when it comes to tourist food- Safe options that everyone around the world eats and established chains and then stuff that serves fare from their country of origin. Yeah, some of the extreme Ramen fools are pathetic, but not everyone is rolling that way.

Also, the degree to which some westerners try to be "unique and different" comes across as desperate at times. Not saying there aren't merits to it, but some people are trying too hard and it shows.   

Sitting around the TV eating poultry while watching a movie/sports on the TV during a holiday. NEVER seen that back home.  :rolleyes:

There's a big difference between:

A - Putting in the effort to discover different foods, finding it, buying it, preparing it and eating it.

and

B - Someone putting something you've never tried before and will likely never try again in front of you and asking you to try it.

As C02 said "Just take a f*cking bite, you don't have to love it". If you're that risk averse or closed off, even as a kid, there's something wrong with you. For every kid who wants to eat nothing but ramen, there's going to be another who's like "Wow! what's that? Can I have some?"

As a kid, I remember a German student spending a 6 months at our school (her dad had some business for a few months). She brought some samples of foods from Germany and guess what, every damn kid tried it, that's a class of 30 students.
Here, 2 of 20 students tried the foreign food (not including the HR teacher who wasn't interested). You can't tell me that's a coincidence.

Other than that, even at 12, we realized that sampling the guest's cuisine was also the polite thing to do.





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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11205 on: January 10, 2020, 06:50:26 am »
My coteachers probably think I'm rude because I refuse food that they eat in the office all the time.  But there are some things I can't bring myself to eat (I might have tried it before or I might not). 

The "You're an adult" works both ways.  Because I'm an adult does that mean I have to try everything that's put in front of me even if I don't want to?  Or because I'm an adult haven't I earned the right to make my own decisions lol.

If people think I'm rude for not wolfing down their cold rice cakes and gwamegi in the office then that's ok.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11206 on: January 10, 2020, 07:17:20 am »
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11207 on: January 10, 2020, 07:20:54 am »
My coteachers probably think I'm rude because I refuse food that they eat in the office all the time.  But there are some things I can't bring myself to eat (I might have tried it before or I might not). 

The "You're an adult" works both ways.  Because I'm an adult does that mean I have to try everything that's put in front of me even if I don't want to?  Or because I'm an adult haven't I earned the right to make my own decisions lol.

If people think I'm rude for not wolfing down their cold rice cakes and gwamegi in the office then that's ok.

I"m with you on that.

Of course, there is a polite way to go about it. 

Korea food is not that exotic or great.  Sure, some things are good....just, "good".  Bet hat as it may, being adult, you have the capacity and freedom to make up your own mind, to decide if you want to try the fish-poop soup the Korean teachers are slurping on. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11208 on: January 10, 2020, 08:13:34 am »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong.

Marmite is f%^king disgusting. And that is putting it nicely. :p


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11209 on: January 10, 2020, 09:45:47 am »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong.

Marmite is f%^king disgusting. And that is putting it nicely. :p
Marmite ain't shyte! I mean, it might not be an absolute delight, but it's still quite alright.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11210 on: January 10, 2020, 10:19:38 am »
Actually, VEGEMITE is better...but I'll go with Marmite in a pinch!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11211 on: January 10, 2020, 10:24:01 am »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong.

Marmite is f%^king disgusting. And that is putting it nicely. :p

You people have no soul, marmite is great.    :)
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11212 on: January 10, 2020, 10:33:24 am »
Actually, VEGEMITE is better...but I'll go with Marmite in a pinch!

Both taste like vomit. D:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11213 on: January 10, 2020, 10:58:16 am »
Actually, VEGEMITE is better...but I'll go with Marmite in a pinch!

Both taste like vomit. D:

It's a love or hate thing. Personally, very few things are as sublime as a breakfast which includes Marmite spread over freshly buttered, crispy toast.
I tried Vegemite, it tastes like a crappy imitation of the real deal.

It's certainly divisive, but very iconic to British and South African food culture. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11214 on: January 10, 2020, 11:05:47 am »
It's like when Scots rave about haggis and it makes those from farflung cultures want to hurl.

Or like how my father made Hungarian headcheese (an expensive item in a Canadian deli) yet my friends ew the thought of eating parts of a pig's head (yet they eat hot dogs) or my dad's half beef brains, half lean ground beef burgers.

Some of us rave, some rant.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11215 on: January 10, 2020, 11:11:24 am »
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad:
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad:

I think there has been plenty of low pollution days since august last year. I remember think how much better it has been from past years.  There have only been maybe 5 or 6 extreme pollution days this winter and many days in Autumn and winter have been windy or rainy with low pollution.  I remember other years being much worse actually.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11216 on: January 10, 2020, 11:28:28 am »
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad:
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad:

I think there has been plenty of low pollution days since august last year. I remember think how much better it has been from past years.  There have only been maybe 5 or 6 extreme pollution days this winter and many days in Autumn and winter have been windy or rainy with low pollution.  I remember other years being much worse actually.

If this a good year, then yikes. I guess it depends on what AQI you deem "polluted." For me, AQI approaching 100 is not great... I got bronchitis for a month when I didn't wear a mask for one day and the AQI was only 85. Either way I'm struggling rn : /


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11217 on: January 10, 2020, 11:43:36 am »
I think there has been plenty of low pollution days since august last year. I remember think how much better it has been from past years.  There have only been maybe 5 or 6 extreme pollution days this winter and many days in Autumn and winter have been windy or rainy with low pollution.  I remember other years being much worse actually.

Pollution is pollution.  By Aqicn, if anything is over 100, then it's shit and there has been a lot of days since August.  You can't split hairs with how damaging low levels of pollution actually are.  Since August last year, it's been crap.  Once you notice the pollution and now that there are enough apps for following how bad the PM2.5 and PM10 are, then you can compare easily.  The last four years have been the worst and are getting worse.  The 'yellow sand' in spring has all but died out, but the PM2.5 and PM10 is much much worse.  I will add that where you live in Korea will matter.  Seoul, Gyeongi-do and Chungnam and Chungbuk bear the brunt of the shit air. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11218 on: January 10, 2020, 01:13:07 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11219 on: January 10, 2020, 01:33:42 pm »
https://aqicn.org/city/seoul/

Yikes!  :huh:

Yep. And the BBC is posting articles like this about the air in London: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50119981

Everytime I've checked the air quality in the UK, London is almost always green (there have been a few yellow patches in London here and there, but even then London is mostly green). Meanwhile in Korea, if it's yellow it's considered good  :cry:
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