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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8140 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8141 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 #8142 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8143 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


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8144 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 :)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8145 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!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8146 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 #8147 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!!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8148 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.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8149 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~


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8150 on: June 05, 2018, 10:00:05 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!!!

I'm surprised that your co-teacher is even allowed in school.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8151 on: June 06, 2018, 06:04:50 pm »
anyone notice how much koreans love getting ripped off?

MIL just spent 3,000,000won on an small, uncomfortable sofa and low-quality wardrobe. absolutely insane

shopping around for mattresses few years back, the average price was about 3m - and they were basically rock-hard

duvet sets are 200k in my local bedding store (and terrible quality). err, what?

even when shopping for a donovan-ajeossi thsirt for my FIL, they seemed to be 100k+. it's literally a polo shirt. who buys this shit?*


*apart from donovan's wife


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8152 on: June 06, 2018, 06:13:34 pm »
anyone notice how much koreans love getting ripped off?

MIL just spent 3,000,000won on an small, uncomfortable sofa and low-quality wardrobe. absolutely insane

shopping around for mattresses few years back, the average price was about 3m - and they were basically rock-hard

duvet sets are 200k in my local bedding store (and terrible quality). err, what?

even when shopping for a donovan-ajeossi thsirt for my FIL, they seemed to be 100k+. it's literally a polo shirt. who buys this shit?*


*apart from donovan's wife
Canadians brag about how little they paid for something; Koreans about how much they paid.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8153 on: June 06, 2018, 07:08:58 pm »
I take issue with that, Oggie. My wife is a bargain shopper and definitely wouldnít have bought that shirt if it wasnít discounted to something more like 65k.

That said, my MIL and FIL must have spent at least a couple grand on their (literal) stone bed, and thatís after discount. Having broke the bank, MIL now prefers to sleep on the living room floor.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8154 on: June 06, 2018, 07:41:37 pm »
Haha I was only joking. What is with those stone beds, anyway? Is there some 'benefit' from using them? Can't imagine it's for the comfort


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8155 on: June 06, 2018, 08:46:20 pm »
Hate to play the apologist in the Ranting thread (Where’s Steel Rails when you need him?) but I believe it’s because they’re cool in the summer and warm in the winter (they have a heating system that radiates from below). Not sure if people actually find them comfortable, but I’m sure there’s probably an argument that it’s good for your back. Of course, as my MIL quickly found out, this is all equally true of the living room floor. I guess what my FIL got out of it was a bed to himself. :undecided:
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 08:59:21 pm by donovan »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8156 on: June 06, 2018, 09:40:05 pm »
Haha I was only joking. What is with those stone beds, anyway? Is there some 'benefit' from using them? Can't imagine it's for the comfort
They simulate a floor, but they can have heating (like a pizza oven or tandoori) or cooling built in.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8157 on: June 06, 2018, 10:12:40 pm »
I don't think people just sleep on the rock itself. At least my parents in law have a 5-6cm thick latex thing on it. It's pretty okay to sleep on it that way.
But guess what, they turn on the heating function even in summer!  :shocked:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8158 on: June 06, 2018, 11:17:56 pm »
I don't think people just sleep on the rock itself. At least my parents in law have a 5-6cm thick latex thing on it. It's pretty okay to sleep on it that way.
But guess what, they turn on the heating function even in summer!  :shocked:

They will be sweating like crazy in the morning!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8159 on: June 07, 2018, 07:35:51 am »
anyone notice how much koreans love getting ripped off?

MIL just spent 3,000,000won on an small, uncomfortable sofa and low-quality wardrobe. absolutely insane

shopping around for mattresses few years back, the average price was about 3m - and they were basically rock-hard

duvet sets are 200k in my local bedding store (and terrible quality). err, what?

even when shopping for a donovan-ajeossi thsirt for my FIL, they seemed to be 100k+. it's literally a polo shirt. who buys this shit?*

*apart from donovan's wife

There seems to mark up, or apparent mark up here, that happens on loads of things.  My father-in-law bought me an ajeoshi sweater for my birthday with the tag still in it, needless to say, it was pricey.  Red wine as well, you'll find it priced as 150 000 won but reduced to 20 000 won, but when I checked online it was always 20 000 won.   :undecided: I would take a wild guess that Koreans don't know much about wine so will just think as it was 150 000 won, that it is the price that is more important, even if not a true price.

When my laptop died here, I was looking for a new one, both online and in stores. While I was in HomePlus I went to the electronics section just to see what they had. Even the simplest notebooks were no less than 1,000,000 won. It's completely absurd! I could get a high-end gaming laptop for that much back home
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