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Thanksgiving dinner, I guess

I feel like autumn hasn’t really ended just yet, because the leaves are still turning, and haven’t even fully dropped off yet. First snow has come and gone. It’s cold at night, so I guess it’s time to bring out the bak kut teh mix and chicken. And of course, I’m currently nursing a cold, even though I was a responsible little adult and got my flu shot!

Delivery sushi and other midweek adventures

It’s been a sushi week for me. Why? I don’t know. I just wanted to. Delivery sushi seems like an iffy idea, but it’s really not. I had kaiten sushi on Monday, and was still dreaming about it on Wednesday, so I ordered delivery sushi! It was cheaper to have it delivered, and a lot more variety and side dishes. In the picture, you can see some miso soup, some corn or cream of chicken soup (I don’t know?), a salad, and some assorted fried food … I split this up between dinner and breakfast, and it was amazing.

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Oh, the places you’ll go

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Instagram’s photo map is gone – oh well. Here’s what mine used to look like.

 

Going to Taiwan

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I didn’t go anywhere during winter vacation, so now I’m going on two vacations! My Malaysia trip has come and gone, and tomorrow morning I’m headed off to Taiwan.

My Mandarin is really bad, but I’m going to try really hard!

Incheon Airport observations

Some funny things I’ve noticed at immigration clearance:

  1. Two screens playing only SM Entertainment music videos, one after the other.
  2. Another screen on the wall next to the immigration counters, mostly advertising … LG plasma screens.

Window mesh replacement

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Thanks for nothing, Whiskey. Whiskey has a habit of scratching at the window screen, and I had patched those up with 500 won premade patches, but this was going beyond the beyonds. Off I went to Gmarket to buy replacement parts. Not bad, it only cost me around 15,000 won for the screen and various other tools for the job.

I ordered on Friday morning, and a long thin box, similar to a poster box, arrived on Saturday morning. I love Korea’s delivery speed.

To prepare, I skimmed through an instructional YouTube video.

 

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Pushing the new gasket in, with the special tool. I had waffled about buying a special tool just for this, but I’m glad I did. It was only 1,400 won, anyway. I swear, sometimes I’m stingy about the silliest things.

 

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All done, kind of. It took me another hour or so to cut off the extra screen with a stationery knife.

Leftover meat

Way too much 삼겹살 left over from the work barbecue. 60근 had been ordered, and 60근 x 0.6 kg = 36 kg! I was sent home with a 2.5 kg pack. I asked how I was supposed to eat it, and was told: slowly. So I oven-baked all of it yesterday, a hot summer day. It’s in the freezer now.

Gift card from KT Olleh

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To reward me for signing up for internet service with them, KT Olleh sent me a text message with a gift code to Homeplus. It was about to expire, so I needed to use it like, soon.

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Except when I tried to check out on the Homeplus website, they were only taking 16-digit giftcard codes, and a PIN?  The gift code I had only had 12 digits and no PIN, from a website called Giftishow.  Ugh, now what!?

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Anyway, I found out (after reading the small print… duh) that I needed to walk into a Homeplus store, go to the customer service desk, and show them the code on my phone.  It was surprisingly painless.  I went to the counter, and barely got to speak – the lady behind the counter was like “Oh, I know this!”, took my phone, and keyed in the code on her computer.  The cash register swung open, and she handed me a paper gift certificate.

The gift certificate didn’t have a 16-digit code or PIN, either. Ugh. Whatever. I roamed through Homeplus and worked off my memory of my online shopping cart.  Handed the gift certificate to the cashier, paid for the rest of it with my bank card, and tada!  All done.  Reading is fundamental.