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Here, then how bout some music to go with the food.

Two classics from different eras.

 

 

Delispice and some 비둘기우유

 

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I'm in Montréal, close! I think there are a few Korean places around here that look good, just didn't know much about Korean food until I went travelling.

I saw those in a store last night actually! but no fish from what I can tell... or meat at all. but they looked pretty good!

chicken as in chicken cake? never seen those, sounds intriguing. are they like the seafood pancakes or totally different?

 

no I mean just fried chicken. They are very very popular in Korea. You can find all sorts of chickens in Korea.

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Here, then how bout some music to go with the food.

Two classics from different eras.

 

Delispice and some 비둘기우유

 

OMG. Those are some seriously old songs. 95% of Koreans probably don't remember them. I personally don't(I was too young when these songs were popular) know much about these songs, but I've heard them before.

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ohh yes I had that sondae thing when I was in NYC and went to Korea"town". it's eerily similar to a Swedish traditional blood pudding! except it was served with some spicy salt to dip in.

I think we just turned this into the Korean food thread...

 

Lol. That's not bad I guess. Some food to go with the music!

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no I mean just fried chicken. They are very very popular in Korea. You can find all sorts of chickens in Korea.

 

ohh right. yeah I want some fried chicken now as well... haven't had food today at all! I want all the foods! :D

but today I'm making short ribs with some sort of improvised japanese-chinese type glaze I just threw together.

and some wafu dressing salad.

 

this really did become a food thread didn't it.

 

tell me more about Korea! what are your favourite things to do there? is Seoul the best place to be?

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ohh right. yeah I want some fried chicken now as well... haven't had food today at all! I want all the foods! :D

but today I'm making short ribs with some sort of improvised japanese-chinese type glaze I just threw together.

and some wafu dressing salad.

 

this really did become a food thread didn't it.

 

tell me more about Korea! what are your favourite things to do there? is Seoul the best place to be?

 

Seoul is pretty much center of everything. Over half of Korea's population is there. It's the second biggest city in Asia and one of the most technologically advanced city. For audiophiles, Seoul is the best place to be. You have access to all new technology as well as many audio stores. They also have super fast internet, so I can download high-quality music quickly!

 

I personally love city life, so Seoul is the place for me. I visit audio stores, or sometimes even wonder around the city on subways. It's really interesting to see how quickly things change in Seoul.

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ohh right. yeah I want some fried chicken now as well... haven't had food today at all! I want all the foods! :D

but today I'm making short ribs with some sort of improvised japanese-chinese type glaze I just threw together.

and some wafu dressing salad.

 

this really did become a food thread didn't it.

 

tell me more about Korea! what are your favourite things to do there? is Seoul the best place to be?

 

Well, a lot of Korean's favorite thing to do is to go bar/pub hopping and getting drunk. I enjoy drinking but I don't enjoy getting drunk and regretting the next day lol. Anywhere you go in Korea you will always find literally hundreds and thousands of bars, pubs, and just places to drink everywhere. If you're more outgoing, you could go to live bars with bands playing or clubbing. I use to like hanging out like that a few years back, but I just can't do it anymore lol.

 

My favorite thing to do is hanging out with my buddies but we don't like getting piss drunk. Since they're all people I use to do music with, we just have light drinks, talk about life, music and debate about everything lol. Oh yeah and we really love playing games at the PC bang (a place where theres hundreds of computers and you sit down and play whatever for about a dollar an hour). We could play online from our own homes but it's just more fun meeting up together and playing in the same place. Oh and it's the cheapest way to 'play' in Seoul lol. Your only other options are karaoke, going to a bar, billiards/pool, clubbing, stuff like that and they all cost a lot more compared to PC bang lol.

 

Most Korean's consider Seoul the best place to be. That's why it's so ridiculously crowded. Everyday I take the subway to and from work and sometimes I have trouble breathing inside the subway. Not because I'm claustrophobic or anything but because there's so many people squashed up on me. But this is only the case during the morning and dinner time when people are going to work or going home. The subway literally looks like an ant house most times. I don't understand why so many people have to be here. But then again I live in Seoul :) so I can't complain much. Subway is still the cheapest/fastest method of transportation in Seoul. Up on the road, the traffic is unpredictable and jam all the time so I never take the bus or taxi unless I'm out past 1 am (subway doesn't run past 1 am). Seoul is a big city and there's a lot of places to go. Looking at historical sites, shopping, playing, it's all there. Gangnam, Hongdae, Garosuki, Insadong are nice places to visit with lot's of stuff to do and they're all in Seoul. Seoul is an exciting place but I really miss the open space in the states.

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Well, a lot of Korean's favorite thing to do is to go bar/pub hopping and getting drunk. I enjoy drinking but I don't enjoy getting drunk and regretting the next day lol. Anywhere you go in Korea you will always find literally hundreds and thousands of bars, pubs, and just places to drink everywhere. If you're more outgoing, you could go to live bars with bands playing or clubbing. I use to like hanging out like that a few years back, but I just can't do it anymore lol.

 

My favorite thing to do is hanging out with my buddies but we don't like getting piss drunk. Since they're all people I use to do music with, we just have light drinks, talk about life, music and debate about everything lol. Oh yeah and we really love playing games at the PC bang (a place where theres hundreds of computers and you sit down and play whatever for about a dollar an hour). We could play online from our own homes but it's just more fun meeting up together and playing in the same place. Oh and it's the cheapest way to 'play' in Seoul lol. Your only other options are karaoke, going to a bar, billiards/pool, clubbing, stuff like that and they all cost a lot more compared to PC bang lol.

 

Most Korean's consider Seoul the best place to be. That's why it's so ridiculously crowded. Everyday I take the subway to and from work and sometimes I have trouble breathing inside the subway. Not because I'm claustrophobic or anything but because there's so many people squashed up on me. But this is only the case during the morning and dinner time when people are going to work or going home. The subway literally looks like an ant house most times. I don't understand why so many people have to be here. But then again I live in Seoul :) so I can't complain much. Subway is still the cheapest/fastest method of transportation in Seoul. Up on the road, the traffic is unpredictable and jam all the time so I never take the bus or taxi unless I'm out past 1 am (subway doesn't run past 1 am). Seoul is a big city and there's a lot of places to go. Looking at historical sites, shopping, playing, it's all there. Gangnam, Hongdae, Garosuki, Insadong are nice places to visit with lot's of stuff to do and they're all in Seoul. Seoul is an exciting place but I really miss the open space in the states.

 

Lol. You seem to be enjoying a Korean life very well. Have you tried visiting other cities like Yeosu? They give a bit more "states" like feel. Not as urban as Seoul, but more open and calm.

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kimvictor: yeah, that's the image I have of the city in my mind! :D even faster internet on average than Sweden! not sure about Finland but it's possible...

I felt like Vancouver is a super cool technological city, being from Sweden and all... but I hear it's nothing compared to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. really curious about those places.

huge fan of city life too but probably a bit differently than what some people seem to think of hearing 'city life'. I just like the possibilities of things to do and that it's not so empty and quiet.

audio stores sure are fun to visit, but I am a bit confused about how some of them are set up sometimes... the ones that got both speakers and headphones are impossible to get a good idea of what some headphones sounds like because of the noise.

 

ever been to Vancouver? I know TwinQY has but not sure if he's been to Seoul! would love a first hand comparison write-up.

 

jonyoo: heh, sounds like I'd get along quite OK with you from that. I don't enjoy getting super drunk either. and gaming is awesome too. I used to hang out at internet cafés in Sweden many years ago. it is indeed awesome fun. or the occasional LAN party...

 

heard very similar things about Tokyo subway, and well, seen pictures and videos too. it's pretty crazy. I thought Montréal and Vancouver transits were bad... well, Paris was pretty bad too. but NYC subway was almost empty the few times I used it, was a bit surprised.

 

it really does sound interesting! I don't have all that much to compare it to, and I have a heard time thinking I wouldn't enjoy it.

 

any really bad things to contrast it with? that are more specific to Seoul rather than something most big cities get.

 

oh and what about Busan? it also looks pretty modern. any fun contrasting things to Seoul there?

 

thanks!

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kimvictor: yeah, that's the image I have of the city in my mind! :D even faster internet on average than Sweden! not sure about Finland but it's possible...

I felt like Vancouver is a super cool technological city, being from Sweden and all... but I hear it's nothing compared to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. really curious about those places.

huge fan of city life too but probably a bit differently than what some people seem to think of hearing 'city life'. I just like the possibilities of things to do and that it's not so empty and quiet.

audio stores sure are fun to visit, but I am a bit confused about how some of them are set up sometimes... the ones that got both speakers and headphones are impossible to get a good idea of what some headphones sounds like because of the noise.

 

ever been to Vancouver? I know TwinQY has but not sure if he's been to Seoul! would love a first hand comparison write-up.

 

jonyoo: heh, sounds like I'd get along quite OK with you from that. I don't enjoy getting super drunk either. and gaming is awesome too. I used to hang out at internet cafés in Sweden many years ago. it is indeed awesome fun. or the occasional LAN party...

 

heard very similar things about Tokyo subway, and well, seen pictures and videos too. it's pretty crazy. I thought Montréal and Vancouver transits were bad... well, Paris was pretty bad too. but NYC subway was almost empty the few times I used it, was a bit surprised.

 

it really does sound interesting! I don't have all that much to compare it to, and I have a heard time thinking I wouldn't enjoy it.

 

any really bad things to contrast it with? that are more specific to Seoul rather than something most big cities get.

 

oh and what about Busan? it also looks pretty modern. any fun contrasting things to Seoul there?

 

thanks!

 

From my knowledge, South Korea currently has the fastest internet in the world, and I feel that way too. I've been to Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Spain, and none of the countries listed had the speed that South Korean internet had.

 

Subways are crazy everywhere in Asia. It's very useful, but if you get on during busy times, you experience hell. I avoid subways in the morning and dinner time. But during the day, it is peaceful, and fun to ride. You get good scenes. I sometimes like just wandering into different parts of the city if I have time.

 

Busan is also another fun city. I was there for few days over the summer. Great shopping malls! They have the biggest department store in the world(and that store is owned by one of my friend's family!) But the things they do in Busan is similar to Seoul. Karaoke, billard, PC band, food...

 

I'm still 16, so I stay away from drinking and clubbing:p 

 

Another fun thing(for me at least) is walking at night. The night scenes are very beautiful(urban scene). I sometimes go out of my house at 2am for a quick walk by the Han River. It's refreshing and nice(I bring my ciems with me!). 

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Lol. You seem to be enjoying a Korean life very well. Have you tried visiting other cities like Yeosu? They give a bit more "states" like feel. Not as urban as Seoul, but more open and calm.

 

Haha actually, I'm only living here because of work and because my closest buddies that are like family to me are here. Other than that, I really have no reason to be here. But then again I've really adapted to this place and it would be awkward if I were to return to the states. I don't want to live here the rest of my life though hehe I got lots that I don't like about Korea. It's just not my style of living.

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kimvictor: yeah, that's the image I have of the city in my mind! :D even faster internet on average than Sweden! not sure about Finland but it's possible...

I felt like Vancouver is a super cool technological city, being from Sweden and all... but I hear it's nothing compared to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. really curious about those places.

huge fan of city life too but probably a bit differently than what some people seem to think of hearing 'city life'. I just like the possibilities of things to do and that it's not so empty and quiet.

audio stores sure are fun to visit, but I am a bit confused about how some of them are set up sometimes... the ones that got both speakers and headphones are impossible to get a good idea of what some headphones sounds like because of the noise.

 

ever been to Vancouver? I know TwinQY has but not sure if he's been to Seoul! would love a first hand comparison write-up.

 

jonyoo: heh, sounds like I'd get along quite OK with you from that. I don't enjoy getting super drunk either. and gaming is awesome too. I used to hang out at internet cafés in Sweden many years ago. it is indeed awesome fun. or the occasional LAN party...

 

heard very similar things about Tokyo subway, and well, seen pictures and videos too. it's pretty crazy. I thought Montréal and Vancouver transits were bad... well, Paris was pretty bad too. but NYC subway was almost empty the few times I used it, was a bit surprised.

 

it really does sound interesting! I don't have all that much to compare it to, and I have a heard time thinking I wouldn't enjoy it.

 

any really bad things to contrast it with? that are more specific to Seoul rather than something most big cities get.

 

oh and what about Busan? it also looks pretty modern. any fun contrasting things to Seoul there?

 

thanks!

 

I haven't spent enough time in Busan yet to know it that well. I only know it for it's huge department stores, it's beach and seafood. That's about it lol. Oh and they have big convention centers as well as the International Busan Film stuff if you're into that I donno.

 

Other than Seoul being crowded, I don't really have any problem with it. The problem I have is more with the culture hehe.

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I haven't spent enough time in Busan yet to know it that well. I only know it for it's huge department stores, it's beach and seafood. That's about it lol. Oh and they have big convention centers as well as the International Busan Film stuff if you're into that I donno.

 

Other than Seoul being crowded, I don't really have any problem with it. The problem I have is more with the culture hehe.

 

What kind of cultural things are you experiencing?

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yeah, seems to be fastest in the world. kind of miss having 100Mbit connection but not *that* big a deal. ;)

 

I feel a bit the same when I take the "Skytrain" (subway) in Vancouver, it's fun just riding because of the views you get! the Montréal metro is all underground and really boring. plus it smells funny... :p

 

I am not sure I know what a department store is yet, but that sounds pretty cool. I almost got lost in a shopping mall the first time I went to Metrotown in Burnaby, just by Vancouver. not something I like to talk about... :(

(just kidding, but that mall is huge!)

 

night walks are one of my favourite things as well, walking around downtown in Vancouver is a really strong memory.

I talk too much about Vancouver... but I really like that place.

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What kind of cultural things are you experiencing?

 

Oh...one of the things I don't like is the "noonchi culture." It's very inefficient and makes room for a lot of misunderstanding. I like things more direct. Especially in the workplace. For example, I get a annual leave of 4 days total at my workplace (which I also am not very happy with. 4 days out of a whole year is ridiculous) but I can't have my vacation because my superior didn't use it. My superior can't use his vacation because his superior didn't and so on. You can still have your vacation but this comes across as being ill-mannered and not wanting to work at your company anymore and couldn't care less if you're fired or not. Korea has laws on pay for working overtime but I haven't seen a single company implement it except for big companies since they have an international reputation to maintain. And there's nothing normal employees can do about it since the employment competition is so great here in Korea. There are always people willing to work for less money. If you like working under that noonchi and like long hours with little pay then Korea is the place for you lol. Unless of course you're at an executive position at a company like Samsung, LG, CJ or something like that. Then you get ridiculously good pay but then most people at that position are all in their 50s. The gap is way too big. What Korean firms want is a workaholic who is willing to submit your whole being. I'm not willing to do that. Btw I'm being very general here.


Edited by jonyoo - 10/3/13 at 9:13pm
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