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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11200 on: January 20, 2020, 09:32:00 am »
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:

Actually London is looking almost Korean today https://aqicn.org/city/london/
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11201 on: January 22, 2020, 02:22:37 pm »
I thought toilets were supposed to contain the flush water with some room left over.  I am in the public library here and i flush the toilet before using just to check it works and get rid of some toilet paper that was in the toilet. Everything looked pretty normal. The water level was normal. The toilet ended up being blocked and the dirty water overflowed quite a lot all over the floor. It really overflowed for quite a while. I didn't really hang around to find out exactly how long. I guess when you walk in and see a wet floor with wet footprints everywhere it's a sign that something is wrong. 

Actually i went up and down all 5 floors to find an available toilet and it turned out to be blocked. Busy library. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11202 on: January 23, 2020, 06:31:10 pm »
Oh man, do I have a story about a blocked, overflowing toilet here in Korea... Sadly for you, my pride prevents me from divulging the full details. I will share that I was in a public place, it was the dead of winter and the bathroom was typically freezing, and I was due to teach a class about an hour after the incident. Use your imagination to fill in the rest.

I could imagine. It's the stuff of recurring nightmares.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11203 on: January 24, 2020, 08:34:07 am »
I work at many places so when the big holidays come, I usually receive several gifts. I appreciate the gesture and all, but now I have 3 boxes! of flavorless pears. That is 15 kilos.
Seriously, I really dislike Korean pears. They've got to be the most bland tasting fruit I've ever eaten.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11204 on: January 24, 2020, 09:03:39 am »
I work at many places so when the big holidays come, I usually receive several gifts. I appreciate the gesture and all, but now I have 3 boxes! of flavorless pears. That is 15 kilos.
Seriously, I really dislike Korean pears. They've got to be the most bland tasting fruit I've ever eaten.

Korean pears are BAE


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11205 on: January 24, 2020, 10:27:48 am »
korean pears are way better than shitty british pears (dunno if british pears are similar in other western countries). give em to me


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11206 on: January 24, 2020, 10:36:08 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11207 on: January 24, 2020, 12:48:42 pm »
Asian pears are much less juicy than the "pear-shaped" ones I'd had in Canada and America.

I cut up an Asian pear because I can only enjoy them in wedges. One pear lasts five or six snack moments.

The kind back home I always devoured in a minute, then had to wipe the juice off my face.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11208 on: January 24, 2020, 02:07:48 pm »
Korean pears are BAE
Okay, if Sloppy Sam vids didn't get him banned, this should.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11209 on: January 24, 2020, 02:14:54 pm »
gotta spend the majority of the day at MIL's house today/tomorrow for seollal. gonna kill myself if i have to watch anymore korean tv. is there a single redeeming korean tv programme? how do people watch this shite? which part is supposed to be the entertaining part? the bit when we watch someone shopping for 15 minutes? the 8 replays of someone falling over? listening to someone eat instant noodles? watching a group of men trying to throw a shoe into a bucket (for some reason)? christ


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11210 on: January 24, 2020, 02:38:20 pm »
gotta spend the majority of the day at MIL's house today/tomorrow for seollal. gonna kill myself if i have to watch anymore korean tv. is there a single redeeming korean tv programme? how do people watch this shite? which part is supposed to be the entertaining part? the bit when we watch someone shopping for 15 minutes? the 8 replays of someone falling over? listening to someone eat instant noodles? watching a group of men trying to throw a shoe into a bucket (for some reason)? christ
Might help if you were fluent in the language. I mean, I'm sure it isn't Seinfeld, but it might seem a bit more meaningful if you know the language and the personalities involved. I mean, people would watch Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, and Norm MacDonald sit around throwing crap into a bucket and making jokes and eating pizza.

That being said, hopefully there's some Team Korea match in volleyball or whatever so they'll be cool with watching that or you can maybe throw on some Australian Open. Just because you can explain why people like something, doesn't mean there isn't some other shit I'd rather be watching. Either that or just find whoevers young kids and spend the time "teaching them English" by playing Nintendo Switch or Overwatch or whatever.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11211 on: January 24, 2020, 02:54:49 pm »
well i can pick up on a lot of it, and they usually have subtitles of what they say on screen anyway. besides, i've downloaded the tv shows and subtitles (english) before just to see if i was missing out on anything. it's just as lame and unfunny. probably more excruciating actually. ignorance is bliss i guess.

however you spin it, watching someone wash up, watching replays of someone falling over 8 times, or watching a grown man wearing a pink wig dancing, just isn't entertaining. fake reality tv just isn't entertaining. neither is the uk or usa fake reality tv, but at least there are decent programmes outside of that. there's just nothing of quality on korean tv. the mindset seems to be "how can we film the most amount of minutes with the least amount of effort and money?". but do that repeatedly for eternity.

actually there's one good tv show called 고양이를 부탁해 which features owners with cats that have some problem. and the host tries to get the cat to behave. pretty good. but that's cos i love cats


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11212 on: January 26, 2020, 05:52:25 am »
well i can pick up on a lot of it, and they usually have subtitles of what they say on screen anyway. besides, i've downloaded the tv shows and subtitles (english) before just to see if i was missing out on anything. it's just as lame and unfunny. probably more excruciating actually. ignorance is bliss i guess.

however you spin it, watching someone wash up, watching replays of someone falling over 8 times, or watching a grown man wearing a pink wig dancing, just isn't entertaining. fake reality tv just isn't entertaining. neither is the uk or usa fake reality tv, but at least there are decent programmes outside of that. there's just nothing of quality on korean tv. the mindset seems to be "how can we film the most amount of minutes with the least amount of effort and money?". but do that repeatedly for eternity.

actually there's one good tv show called 고양이를 부탁해 which features owners with cats that have some problem. and the host tries to get the cat to behave. pretty good. but that's cos i love cats
There are some okay dramas. Most aren't my thing but a couple would be pretty alright. Perhaps not Golden Age of TV-level, but would certainly hold their own in the Early 2000s. Granted, not THAT many, but still.

Again, I think your already pre-existing at the least indifference and at the worst, disdain for Korean celebrities makes it hard for you to have any interest. These shows tend to be geared to audiences who know the actors involved and already have a hint as to their personality. Sort of like Hollywood Squares.

Anyways, hopefully you got to watch tennis or sports or something else. It wouldn't be my thing either to watch those shows for 8 hours. But just because you are on the outside and don't get it, doesn't make it dumb.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11213 on: January 26, 2020, 09:58:29 am »
Might help if you were fluent in the language. I mean, I'm sure it isn't Seinfeld, but it might seem a bit more meaningful if you know the language and the personalities involved. I mean, people would watch Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, and Norm MacDonald sit around throwing crap into a bucket and making jokes and eating pizza.

That being said, hopefully there's some Team Korea match in volleyball or whatever so they'll be cool with watching that or you can maybe throw on some Australian Open. Just because you can explain why people like something, doesn't mean there isn't some other shit I'd rather be watching. Either that or just find whoevers young kids and spend the time "teaching them English" by playing Nintendo Switch or Overwatch or whatever.

There are no personalities on Korean TV. It's either Yoo Jae-seok or Chef Baek over and over again. Then throw in 12 other "personalities" watching their unfunny moments.

Sidenote: Get yourself on Star Trek: Picard.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11214 on: January 26, 2020, 11:22:23 am »
There are some okay dramas. Most aren't my thing but a couple would be pretty alright. Perhaps not Golden Age of TV-level, but would certainly hold their own in the Early 2000s. Granted, not THAT many, but still.

Again, I think your already pre-existing at the least indifference and at the worst, disdain for Korean celebrities makes it hard for you to have any interest. These shows tend to be geared to audiences who know the actors involved and already have a hint as to their personality. Sort of like Hollywood Squares.

Anyways, hopefully you got to watch tennis or sports or something else. It wouldn't be my thing either to watch those shows for 8 hours. But just because you are on the outside and don't get it, doesn't make it dumb.
i don't know what hollywood squares is, but what i consider funny, and what korean tv deems to be funny, is vasty, vasty different. i only dislike these celebrities because they are not funny, not talented and not interesting. know what my wife is watching right now? a fat lady shopping for eggs and eating bread. this has been going on for over 15 minutes. are you trying to tell me that this tv isn't dumb? it's lowest common denominator bullshit. there's nothing to get. it's shit.

but it's ok to like shit tv. it's just that ALL korean tv is like this. there's no escape


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11215 on: January 26, 2020, 11:33:45 am »
now there's a 10 minute section watching them eat....kimchi, rice and samgyupsal. YES, GREAT WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT, THIS IS.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11216 on: January 26, 2020, 12:48:19 pm »
i don't know what hollywood squares is, but what i consider funny, and what korean tv deems to be funny, is vasty, vasty different. i only dislike these celebrities because they are not funny, not talented and not interesting. know what my wife is watching right now? a fat lady shopping for eggs and eating bread. this has been going on for over 15 minutes. are you trying to tell me that this tv isn't dumb? it's lowest common denominator bullshit. there's nothing to get. it's shit.

but it's ok to like shit tv. it's just that ALL korean tv is like this. there's no escape
Do you know who the fat lady is? Why is she significant? Is she saying anything insightful? Have you asked your wife's opinion on what is being said?

You mean there are zero dramas, comedies, news shows, documentaries, shows about baduk or fishing, tech shows, cooking shows, fashion shows, arts and crafts shows, educational shows? I don't know about you, but when I watch Korean TV, I usually watch the Baduk channel or the fishing channel.

What you really mean is "The TV shows my wife likes to watch are these types of shows and I am unable to persuade her to change the channel. Therefore I'll externalize the blame to the Korean people for making such shows."


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11217 on: January 26, 2020, 12:49:54 pm »
Sidenote: Get yourself on Star Trek: Picard.
Kurtzman Trek? I'm wary, but I've heard not-awful things. I'm going to give it a couple weeks and if the buzz stays positive, I'll give it a whirl. If however it Discoveries itself, then I'll finally get around to starting up Babylon Five.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11218 on: January 26, 2020, 01:25:52 pm »
Do you know who the fat lady is? Why is she significant? Is she saying anything insightful? Have you asked your wife's opinion on what is being said?

You mean there are zero dramas, comedies, news shows, documentaries, shows about baduk or fishing, tech shows, cooking shows, fashion shows, arts and crafts shows, educational shows? I don't know about you, but when I watch Korean TV, I usually watch the Baduk channel or the fishing channel.

What you really mean is "The TV shows my wife likes to watch are these types of shows and I am unable to persuade her to change the channel. Therefore I'll externalize the blame to the Korean people for making such shows."
yes she's a "famous korean comedian" according to my wife. the bits that got the biggest laughs was when she went back for second helpings. it's funny because she's fat. and she wants to eat more food. then we got to watch her eat more food for a few more minutes. are you defending this? i can record it if you want, and you can break down the bits that are supposed to be entertaining

yes fishing is okay, but it's niche. anyway, i'm not talking about fishing. i'm talking about the mainstream tv shows. the ones that your average korean person watches. the ones that feature on those end of year entertainment award shows. complete dross. absolute, 100% shit.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11219 on: January 30, 2020, 01:33:57 pm »
can we stop ****** deleting comments on the job posts?