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The odd things K-Dramas taught me about Korea!


#525

GAWD! That was so FREAKING gross! lol


#526

I giggled when I saw that the first time, then said to myself, “Hey, Wait a minute! That must be what I look like!” lol

We didn’t wear shoes at home when I was a kid, well at least us kids and my mom didn’t wear shoes at home (My dad did) and I don’t wear shoes at home as an adult. They go off just inside the door and house slippers go on. It’s so normal for me I don’t even think about it but when I saw it on the kdramas, I said, “Oh! that’s how people see me.” lol It does ‘look’ funny to see a suit wearing guy with bare tootsies or footie socks. lol Of course, my hubby, ‘bless his heart’ walked all the way to the bedroom before he’d take his shoes off. :roll_eyes: :scream: But at least he’d take off muddy shoes at the door. Shoes off at the door was not his family’s culture. :confounded: ( I need a sigh emoji) I needed a ‘How to train your barbarian hubby’ manual. :innocent:


#527

Shoes off at the door became popular here in my home when COVID struck.


#528

But then there is Kopi Luwak coffee …


#529

I’m still quite bugged by the scene in My Strange Hero when the school kids march outside in solidarity to stop the school from being shut down in their slippers, which I presume they wear to keep the school clean. (the equivalent of the Japanese school Uwabaki?) for goodness sakes, change slippers to shoes before you go outside!
I always observe scenes in J or K dramas where they run out the front door in a hurry/in a huff if they changed into outdoor shoes or not, the dramatic effect is somehow lost if you have to stop to swap slippers for shoes. :laughing:


#530

Well, Inglish is important but dramas are importanter.


#531

Now with modern cell phone designs with the batteries sealed in they keep turning them off.
[Slide to power off >>> ]
Capt: Tell him to wait for backup! Brrr Brrr [Slide to power off] Goes in guns blazing 1 cop vs 10 baddies.

Select one:
{wife}{GF since childhood} calls.
{mistress}{evil temptress} sees name on phone, surreptitiously [slide to power off]
whilst {husband}{BF since childhood} is
{drunk and unconscious}{having a shower from some “accidental” spill} leading to
{one episode}{two episodes] of
{test of faithfulness}{farcical misunderstanding upon misunderstanding} plot.
{husband}{BF since childhood} wants to explain. Calls.
{Wife}{GF since childhood} sees name [slide to power off]


#532

Step Number ONE to becoming a gangster in Korea: Go get yourself a whole set of flowery hawaiian shirts. :sunglasses: Ups your coolness quotient to infinity.


#533

And don’t forget the thick gold chain.


#534

Hey! My dad had the PRETTIEST Hawaiian shirt that he’d wear to go gambling up in Tahoe. One time, I was driving back to California with a friend and we stopped at Harrah’s in South Lake Tahoe to eat at their buffet. I looked over to the far side of the casino and saw a very bright and colorful Hawaiian shirt on a guy and said to my friend, “If I didn’t know better, I’d say that looks like something my dad would wear.”

We walked closer and DAMN! It WAS my dad! :rofl: :innocent: :scream: :rofl: :roll_eyes: :crazy_face: :grin: :rofl:


#535

how to find your nearest un-friendly neighborhood chaebol: go to any golf course, they’ll all be there, hitting those golf-balls while making their secretaries plot evil plans over the phone :joy:

WHAT an experience! :joy::joy:


#536

The whole first love thing is so annoying. Even when they don’t start by being childhood friends/first loves, you’ll somehow find out they were actually connected while young as if it was fated.

The amount of food they eat is no joke. Same as the amount they leave uneaten when they leave a coffee/restaurant. haha


#537

The floral shirt is for the lower level flunky or neighborhood loan shark, the boss will always wear a black suit OR have a comical appearance


#538

Beef has got to be damned expensive there as it is ALWAYS used as a reference in food to indicate economic health, and the Cheabols are always eating steak


#539

Beef, especially Korean beef, is expensive. Most restaurants in Korea will have a sign specifying what kind of beef they serve. Beef from Australia or the US are considered of lesser quality than “Korean” beef. This might explain.

“You might have tried or heard of Wagyu, Kobe, and Black Angus – all premium beef with hefty price tags for just a few bites. How about Hanwoo? Hanwoo is South Korea’s prized beef and accordingly priced. It is more expensive than Wagyu of comparable quality, but not as expensive as Kobe (bred in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture), and it’s double the price of a comparable cut of US or Australian beef. They say Hanwoo beef is highly coveted. The demand is high but supply is limited, hence, the most expensive meat in the country. South Korea is small with limited land for cows to roam, so space is limited to breed and grow the stock.”


#540

Have you seen the Netflix special Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody ? A great show for foodies.


#541

I haven’t, but maybe I will check it out with my boys. They love food/cooking shows and they like pork belly, although I am not a big pork eater.


#542

Well considering that they only grow baloney cows in Idaho I can see why. Cows on sagebrush rangeland is not the best quality. So grind them up for hamburger.

I like pork but pork belly has too much fat and that much grease tends to give me headaches. or maybe it is all the additives in US meat that gives me headaches? Not sure there what causes it.


#544

I was watching that last night! Good show!


#545

Scissors are considered a grilling tool …and makes more sense than a knife at a tabletop grill