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  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7989

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8120 on: June 04, 2018, 01:46:15 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8121 on: June 04, 2018, 01:50:10 pm »
RE: air purifiers

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-air-purifier/

I tried to buy this Coway (AP-1512HH Mighty) as it got good reviews on nearly every website I could find. I figured it's a Korean brand so it would probably be only slightly more expensive to buy here than anywhere else. But checking danawa.com, the cheapest I could find it for was 280k WON, the average being around 300k, despite selling on Amazon for around $200. I checked the Coway website and it's not even listed as a product there, nor do they have a purchasing page. It turns out that despite being Korean, it's an older model that they don't sell here anymore, so it must be shipped from abroad. I paid the 15k in country shipping fee and expected, based on the chart provided on the purchasing page from Auction that I would have to fork out another ~60K for international shipping, but the company texted me and said it would be another 105k, despite such a price not being listed anywhere on the purchasing page. I'm now trying to take it through Auction mediation, but they do not have a single English-speaking employee apparently and they are being less than helpful. Meanwhile, the vendor I bought it through has stopped returning my calls. :rolleyes:


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

    • 988

    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8122 on: June 04, 2018, 01:54:46 pm »
Serious question. Why do homosexuals always say "significant other" or "partner" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend? The vast majority of (western) people do not care and are not going to be shocked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgkBWZXVLyk


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7989

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8123 on: June 04, 2018, 01:55:58 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.

They're great. If you live in a one room, your air will get super pure. If it's like a three room or something you might need a little more umph. Congratulations, though!

I live in a shoebox. I'll have the cleanest goddamn air in the country. hahahaha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8124 on: June 04, 2018, 01:57:59 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8125 on: June 04, 2018, 02:00:33 pm »
I have a Xiaomi Air 2 in the mail right now, as we speak, currently.

It's a present to myself.

They're great. If you live in a one room, your air will get super pure. If it's like a three room or something you might need a little more umph. Congratulations, though!

I live in a shoebox. I'll have the cleanest goddamn air in the country. hahahaha

If you ever need to get out...

("clean air cafe")


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2376

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8126 on: June 04, 2018, 02:00:59 pm »
http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/65077237?itemId=219906344&vendorItemId=3531184690&q=winix+hkd&itemsCount=36&searchId=be8d3374b5944557897310f2f559d44c&rank=0

I bought this one ( and a second for my inlaws for when my daughter is there).  It is designed for microdust.  What is more, it has a charcoal filter for smells, and both are washable, so you don't need to replace the filters and spend a small fortune once or twice a year.  It is the upgrade to the 5500-2 model, and that was recommended online in a few reviews as the best purifier for samll areas.  No app witg it, but the "plasmawave" means that the technology it uses emits no ozone or other harmfull stuff.

I like the idea of washing the filters vs buying new ones:
Is http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=1404686520 the same as the one you listed on coupang? :o


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8127 on: June 04, 2018, 02:23:07 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

I think your maths may be off, 500g for 6900 + postage

A pound is 454g making this about 6300 + postage a pound, this is possibly the cheapest beef I've seen in Korea (unless my maths is off)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8128 on: June 04, 2018, 03:40:10 pm »
Just a referral to people who are interested, there's an FB group called "Clean Air Ideas In Korea" with many members who are on top of this sort of thing and are incredibly knowledgeable about what's currently available. You can take a look in there and ask more detailed questions. They're really helpful and are very good about answering questions in general.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/486111874923502/
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 03:41:54 pm by Chinguetti »


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4620

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8129 on: June 04, 2018, 04:11:47 pm »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

I think your maths may be off, 500g for 6900 + postage

A pound is 454g making this about 6300 + postage a pound, this is possibly the cheapest beef I've seen in Korea (unless my maths is off)

Yeah. This is actually a pretty great deal.
It's also way better quality than my local butcher. I just buy a few packs at once and keep them in the freezer. If anyone has any links to other cheaper minced beef deals, feel free to post them...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8130 on: June 04, 2018, 07:35:12 pm »
http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/65077237?itemId=219906344&vendorItemId=3531184690&q=winix+hkd&itemsCount=36&searchId=be8d3374b5944557897310f2f559d44c&rank=0

I bought this one ( and a second for my inlaws for when my daughter is there).  It is designed for microdust.  What is more, it has a charcoal filter for smells, and both are washable, so you don't need to replace the filters and spend a small fortune once or twice a year.  It is the upgrade to the 5500-2 model, and that was recommended online in a few reviews as the best purifier for samll areas.  No app witg it, but the "plasmawave" means that the technology it uses emits no ozone or other harmfull stuff.

I like the idea of washing the filters vs buying new ones:
Is http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=1404686520 the same as the one you listed on coupang? :o

That it be


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 605

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8131 on: June 05, 2018, 07:37:13 am »
I find out this morning that I'll have Open Class this Friday in my Afterschool Class, and there will be parents there.
We're off tomorrow, and I'm at my travel school Thursday.

I have a plan, but I wish I'd get more notice.  I guess I should be thankful I got told before Friday.  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8132 on: June 05, 2018, 07:40:23 am »
Why is the ground beef here so grisly?  It has hunks of nastiness in it and it stinks when fried.
i buy this one. it's good

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2691938?vendorItemId=3018904397

Wow. I just did the math on this.... it would cost roughly 31,000 won for one pound of ground beef.  Ouch.  No wonder I never buy ground beef here.   :cry: :cry: :cry:

I think your maths may be off, 500g for 6900 + postage

A pound is 454g making this about 6300 + postage a pound, this is possibly the cheapest beef I've seen in Korea (unless my maths is off)

That's what I get for a quick glance instead of paying close attention. I just saw 100g next to the price.... I didn't see they list the price per 100g. Wow. So this is a great deal! I'll definitely be taking advantage of this! Thanks!!!! :-D


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4620

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8133 on: June 05, 2018, 07:51:35 am »
That place has good stewing beef too.

로켓배송 has some good steaks you should check out

I basically buy all my meat online


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2376

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8134 on: June 05, 2018, 08:02:18 am »
http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/65077237?itemId=219906344&vendorItemId=3531184690&q=winix+hkd&itemsCount=36&searchId=be8d3374b5944557897310f2f559d44c&rank=0

I bought this one ( and a second for my inlaws for when my daughter is there).  It is designed for microdust.  What is more, it has a charcoal filter for smells, and both are washable, so you don't need to replace the filters and spend a small fortune once or twice a year.  It is the upgrade to the 5500-2 model, and that was recommended online in a few reviews as the best purifier for samll areas.  No app witg it, but the "plasmawave" means that the technology it uses emits no ozone or other harmfull stuff.

I like the idea of washing the filters vs buying new ones:
Is http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=1404686520 the same as the one you listed on coupang? :o

That it be

Cheers. I'll order it today. :D
I have money on my gmarket account already, and don't have a coupang account set up. So it'll be easier for me this way :)


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 841

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8135 on: June 05, 2018, 08:40:48 am »
I find out this morning that I'll have Open Class this Friday in my Afterschool Class, and there will be parents there.
We're off tomorrow, and I'm at my travel school Thursday.

I have a plan, but I wish I'd get more notice.  I guess I should be thankful I got told before Friday.  :rolleyes:

I'm more surprised they actually gave you more than a days notice!
The World Ends With You


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4620

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8136 on: June 05, 2018, 11:34:40 am »
things that would make me not vote for you:

- illegally parking your 'voting' van
- blaring music really early or late at night. actually, blaring music any time
- singing
- dancing
- blocking the subway stairs while trying to hand me a leaflet
- spamming my phone with SMS messages
- cold calling me at all hours


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8137 on: June 05, 2018, 12:24:31 pm »
Another rant...  a new Co-T that never listens to anything i say and keeps saying "Ya -ya" after everythingand just focuses on getting his message across, anything i say after that he pays no attention to.  He assumes everything is a yes or no question, says his annoying "ya-ya" and then gives me a wide fcking smile afterward. When i wait for a proper response, he looks at me with a confused look making me repeat it.

Today I asked a simple question which was not a yes or no question, I know I spoke loudly, slowly and clearly 'cause even the kindergarten teacher with an extremely low level of English understood and responded and guess what i got from him? an answer that had absolutely nothing to do with what i asked!

On top of that, he has no idea what personal space is. Whenever he has to say anything to me, he has to come right up to my face and say it softly. He does this a lot during class where he's at the other end of the class and I have to patiently wait for him to walk around just to ask me a stupid question.  I lean away hoping he'll get the hint and reply loud enough for him to hear so he doesn't need to move closer, but he only asks me to repeat myself and then moves closer. 

URG he frustrates me so much!!!

He's a new co-T and i really want to form a good working relationship with him, but he's so damn annoying!!!


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7989

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8138 on: June 05, 2018, 12:55:35 pm »
He's a new co-T and i really want to form a good working relationship with him, but he's so damn annoying!!!

Hit him with a rolled up newspaper.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8139 on: June 05, 2018, 01:02:16 pm »
Another rant...  a new Co-T that never listens to anything i say and keeps saying "Ya -ya" after everything and just focuses on getting his message across, anything i say after that he pays no attention to.  He assumes everything is a yes or no question, says his annoying "ya-ya" and then gives me a wide fcking smile afterward. When i wait for a proper response, he looks at me with a confused look making me repeat it.

There's a big different between ya-ya! and ye-ye. I hope you mean ye-ye. But yeah, sounds annoying~