Friday, April 30, 2010

Super discounts

For folks out there who don't know, when you see a sign on the street that says 성인 용품 in Korea, that is a pretty good indicator that the store accompanying the sign is an adult toystore of some sort.

My question is, who out there is that much of an adult toy conesouir that they would be swayed by discounts of 30% to 50% off?

Is there some person out there who brags to their friend about the new dildos that he or she bought only to have the friend solemnly tell them that they over paid?

The ESL Dialogue that the YBM is Afraid to Teach
A: Wow, you really have to check out the vibramatic five thousand? I just got one and am no longer mourning the death of my spouse.

B: Well you finally got one didn't you? Good for you?

A: Yeah it was only 40,000 won.

B: You really got taken to the cleaners. You can get that very same model over at D.C. for 30,000.

A: Crap, they have a no return policy as well.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Phrase of the Day

Losing one's poopetite.

Loosing a poopetite is like loosing an appetite except it affects the desire to expunge one's bowels when seeing something of disgust.

Used in conversation:

A: I thought you said you had to go to the bathroom.

B: I did but I lost my poopetite after I saw the condition of the bathroom in the middle school.


B: I lost my poopetite when the cleaning woman came into the stall and started to mop around the toilet underneath my feet.


B: I lost my poopetite when I realized that the bucket of tissues next to the toilet wasn't garbage from people who had blown their noses.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This post is about Lee Hyori's new song called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

I have heard a lot about ho this song copies lady gaga too much. Well that may be, but for f***s sake, Lady Gaga is pretty much the number one free b***h to beat these days. She has two songs in the billboard hot one hundred now and has had three songs in the top ten in the past. Pretty much everyone is copying her.

The first time I heard Ke$ha's "Tik Tok," I thought I was listening to Lady Gaga. Chitty Chitty Bang Band doesn't really sound like anything that Lady Gaga released, it just kind of sounds like generic pop music. Sure Hyori dresses like Lady Gaga in some scenes of the video, but so what, that is the trend for popstars these days.

What I would like to address is who Hyori is really copying from. Check out the dance at 2:07, and compare it to Conen O'brien's "String Dance," Watch this video at 0:28. Hyori, I'm on to you!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brownie Story

I think god is helping me to diet. April has rolled around and I've decided to shed some K.G.'s. I don't have a very good plan for it this time around. I've just stopped eating late night snacks and no alcohol until the weekend.

Something should be said though about Paris Bagguete. Jinju Paris Bagguettes have just started to sell these brownies that are super yummy. Most of the time I am skeptical of store bought brownies. I have been burned many times before at organicy looking farmers market type places where cardboard cutout signs, marker written, advertize "small batch," baked goods and how the market's chef is some girl with dreadlocks who grows organic wheat, and has ties to fair trade cocoa bean growers in El-salvador; only to buy a five dollar brownie and find out that it is biscotti dry and doesn't really taste like chocolate. These days I always have low expectations for bakery brownies.

So Kudos to Paris Bagguete for being able to make a perfectly paletable store bought brownie. I have only eaten two of the things and yet I feel the need to find some kind of brownie methedone clinic. There is one problem though. These brownies only seem to appear at branches of Paris baggeute that are big enough to accomodate them. So today I went on an odyssey of sorts to find a paris bagguette that carries said brownies. I went to my local Paris bagguette in Geumsan Myeon only to find that there were no brownies there, then following a Kumdo/Kendo lesson I rode my bike to another P.B. and was met with dissapointment.

Tomorrow I'm checking another branch down by city hall. I figure there are about ten P.B.'s throughout the Jinju region, so I'll report my findings as to which ones carry the brownies. In the meantime I guess I can save my money and stick to my diet.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Korean Mexican Kitchen

I recently discovered how nice homemade tortillas are. This is only the second batch that I made but using youtube, I have discovered how rediculusly simple it is. Just mix some flour, water, salt, baking powder, and shortning together. Shorting is hard to find in Korea and Mine came from New Hampshire. It might be possible to use lard though. Anyway just another excuse to use my cast iron pan.