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In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:54 pm UTC

I'm now stationed in Korea and will be here another 11 months. My stuff's not here yet though; no computer except for this borrowed laptop, no flute, no bagpipes, no games or console. I think that TMO took my box of stuff and stuck it on the absolute slowest boat they could find, then saw to it that boat had mechanical problems.

To help pass the time I've started trying to teach myself the fiddle! Bought one off-base just last week; still ain't found a teacher yet though.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Account20151023 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:02 pm UTC

>>no bagpipes

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Re: In Korea now

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:21 pm UTC

Get a vuvuzela.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby llamanaru » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:42 pm UTC

Assuming stationed means you're military, then it's reasonable to say you're near the DMZ, so you should go to Seoul and watch some GSL.

Also condolences about the lack of stuff.

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Re: In Korea now

Postby Roĝer » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:29 pm UTC

Go take a nice hike to the north. Entertainment guaranteed.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Account20151023 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:25 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Get a vuvuzela.


Even better, start a Barbershop Vuvuzela Quartet.

1,2,3,4

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Re: In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:28 pm UTC

Bowman, I suppose I did somehow invite insults to my cultural identity; I'm not sure how.
Before you go too far into disparaging my favorite form of musical expression please be sure you're aware we're talking about the same instrument.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF3fW4Nox9U

I think the only thing they have in common with a vuvuzela is they make sound.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby cybermutiny » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

I'm living in Korea as well (teaching English). It's frigid now so not very fun to go outside, but you've got to try the food here. Seriously underrated food. I'm dating a Korean girl and she takes me to some of the most interesting places to eat (some extremely delicious, some just plain crazy...eating live squid, for instance).

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Re: In Korea now

Postby minkis » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:04 pm UTC

I know the feeling, except in reverse. I just got back from Afghanistan, and am waiting for my box of stuff to return to the states, such as my playstation, books, piano keyboard.

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Re: In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:27 pm UTC

cybermutiny wrote:I'm living in Korea as well (teaching English). It's frigid now so not very fun to go outside, but you've got to try the food here. Seriously underrated food. I'm dating a Korean girl and she takes me to some of the most interesting places to eat (some extremely delicious, some just plain crazy...eating live squid, for instance).


Live squid resist being eaten. All the way down. (This ain't my first tour here.)
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Account20151023 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:43 pm UTC

Coffee wrote:Bowman, I suppose I did somehow invite insults to my cultural identity; I'm not sure how.
Before you go too far into disparaging my favorite form of musical expression please be sure you're aware we're talking about the same instrument.


Not disparaging your music or cultural identity at all. Was responding to podbaydoor.

Original post can be read as

>>no bagpipes

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Statement of surprise meant as a joke. I apologize if you didn't get it.

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Re: In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:34 am UTC

My apologies too. I misinterpreted.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Woofsie » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:30 pm UTC

llamanaru wrote:Assuming stationed means you're military, then it's reasonable to say you're near the DMZ, so you should go to Seoul and watch some GSL.

I must agree with this. Even if you're not into Starcraft (and why wouldn't you be? :P) I'm sure it would be pretty fun to see a video game being treated as a huge sporting event.

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Re: In Korea now

Postby teelo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:31 am UTC

I first lived in Korea in 2001. Was quite harsh to live there as a foreign kid. Dunno what army camps are like though, I wasn't american enough to ever find out.

Take a trip to Itaewon as much as you can. Stay the night. You'll learn what Itaewon means in english :P

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Re: In Korea now

Postby Giant Speck » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:59 am UTC

Osan or Kunsan? Either way, beware the juicies. And if you're at Osan, really beware Songtan Sally.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:45 am UTC

cybermutiny wrote:I'm living in Korea as well (teaching English). It's frigid now so not very fun to go outside, but you've got to try the food here. Seriously underrated food. I'm dating a Korean girl and she takes me to some of the most interesting places to eat (some extremely delicious, some just plain crazy...eating live squid, for instance).


I thought squid would climb back up your esophagus if they were still alive? So you at least have to kill them in your mouth before swallowing. Or am I thinking of something else?
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Zohar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:02 am UTC

The squid is cut into pieces and seasoned. However, its separate pieces still move. At first quite a bit, then only when you touch it. The tentacles wrap around your chopsticks, the suckers stick to the plate and to your tongue when you it eat, and it still wriggles.

So basically, it moves about, but it can't climb out of anything.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:08 am UTC

Oh nice, I have to try that some time. :lol:
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Zohar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:09 am UTC

I haven't tried it myself, being vegetarian. It was a bit gruesome... The two people walking around with me said it was OK, but they probably won't have it again.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:09 pm UTC

*I* won't ever have it again. Like I said, this ain't my first rodeo.
And I know more about the jucies than I care to admit...
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Re: In Korea now

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:26 pm UTC

Mmmmm, delicious juices.
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Re: In Korea now

Postby Coffee » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:52 pm UTC

No uilleanns for now; my stuff's here but the reeds are all wonky now; I don't think they like the dryness of the superheated air (outside's -18C, inside's about 20C at a guess...) *shrug* Back to fiddlin' I guess.
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