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  • in reply to: Hi from the Netherlands#53436
    soko2usa
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    Well, it did ensure I knew which one was him, so I guess it was good for that.

    I like Oh and Run Devil Run equally right now, but when I’m singing to myself (while I cook Korean food!) I’m usually singing Run Devil Run, especially the “neon jaemiobseo maeneo obseo, neon Devil Devil neon neon”.

    BoA’s been working on her American debut for the past few years and has released an English album here; I didn’t buy it or really much like it, but I thought it was a good effort. Her accent is still too strong to sometimes understand what she’s trying to say.

    I like the new dances too, but what were the odds that both Kara and SNSD would have ‘run’ steps in their dances? I’m looking forward to After School’s new song, I heard they did actual drum practice for it. I was in drumline in high school, so it’ll be interesting to me to see how it turned out.

    We Got Married is a fun program! And yes, it takes a pair of celebrities and puts them in a (not real) marriage situation. I remember when Kang-In (from Super Junior) was on the show, he played the peppero game in his dorm in front of Super Junior and they all whipped out their cellphones to photograph it! I don’t think Seohyun will be too boring for Yonghwa, but I do agree that he’s going to have the harder job of the two, Seohyun is very reserved. But she’s not very into boys, so this is new territory for her and I admire the fact she’s trying to stretch herself. She doesn’t speak up much on variety programs, so seeing her in the spotlight is certainly different and welcome. I think it’s an interesting pairing and that it’ll be good for both of them. Since Yuri, Tiffany, and Sunny are already on shows, Taeyeon’s already been on WGM, and Yoona’s in dramas all the time, out of the ones left I think they chose well. What do you think?

    Kerri

    in reply to: Mailing Korean Food?#53446
    soko2usa
    Participant

    Thanks for your reply! I think I might just mail her some hot pepper flakes and a recipe instead, lol.

    Kerri

    in reply to: Hi from the Netherlands#53434
    soko2usa
    Participant

    Hi Wesley!

    I love kpop too. I like Shinee as well, they have such unique choreography. I’m glad Taemin changed his hair, he used to look sort of like a mushroom. I like SNSD too, do you like their new Run Devil Run? My favorite band is Super Junior, though I like DBSK and BoA too. I love 2ne1, I’m a big fan of Bom and Dara. I’m really liking T-ara’s I Go Crazy Because of You and Kara’s Lupin right now, and I’ve gotten into C.N. Blue because Yonghwa being on We Got Married with Seohyun.

    Kerri

    in reply to: How do I remove the kimchi smell out of tupperware?#53419
    soko2usa
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    I’ve heard a few methods, but here’s two: making a paste with baking soda and coating the inside of the container, letting it sit for a day and then rinsing it out. Repeat if necessary. The other one is to use bleach. What I’ve done is rinsing out the container and just letting it sit three or four days filled with liquid soap and water.

    Something to do to help prevent the smells is to spray a little cooking spray over the inside of your container before you add the kimchi; this will also help keep the plastic from discoloring and make it easier to clean. I do that with spaghetti sauce all the time and it makes everything so easy.

    Another thing: if you’re using a very scratched piece of tupperware, it won’t clean as well because bacteria will hide in the scratches.

    Happy cleaning!

    Kerri

    in reply to: How to Upload a Picture using Gravatar?#53275
    soko2usa
    Participant

    Heya Roxy.

    When you make an account with Gravatar, you use an email address. What they don’t really tell you is that the email you register with is the one attached to your gravatars, and to make them show up on WordPress blogs and other supporters of the gravatar formatting, when you make a wordpress blog or other dealie, you must register using the same email address you used to register with gravatar. Using the same email makes your gravatar images accessible. So if you registered here at Maangchi’s and used your gravatar email, when you decided to choose an avatar the gravatar image inventory (for lack of a better word) would become usable for you.

    I’ll understand if that didn’t make sense to you, so here’s a pair of links that explains a little better: Creating and Using a Gravatar Image on Blogs and Other Sites and Gravatar Widget, which explains more about adding a gravatar onto your wordpress blog.

    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: 5 things to miss about Korea#52815
    soko2usa
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    When I was in high school (so very long ago), we had a new student who was from Korea. I found it interesting when he was interviewed by the school paper that he missed going out for tea and the ‘sea of black hair’.

    in reply to: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern – Korean edition#52743
    soko2usa
    Participant

    “Soko2usa said: I think he’s doing less of jading people against the more exotic ethnic foods and more showcasing it and showing also that there’s nothing wrong with it and that a person should keep an open mind.

    If that were true, then why did he say within the opening 25 seconds that Korean food is ‘stinky, foul, fermented, horrifying, scary, and “a freakshow in a bowl.” This does not encourage open mindedness. In fact, it will further perpetuate that Korean food is full of weird foods that no one in the West would want to taste (unless you are an egotistical American male).”

    He opens all his shows with words to that effect. I respect your opinion and agree to disagree on some of your points.

    There’s great food coming out of everywhere nowadays, and just as much odd and strange stuff. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s nice to see some of the more exotic stuff showcased somewhere. Maybe Zimmern’s show isn’t ideal, but it’s something.

    in reply to: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern – Korean edition#52739
    soko2usa
    Participant

    I saw the episode too and I liked it. I think he’s doing less of jading people against the more exotic ethnic foods and more showcasing it and showing also that there’s nothing wrong with it and that a person should keep an open mind. Besides, he’s done Bizarre Food Minnesota, Los Angeles (CA), Alaska, New York City, Hawaii, Maine, and Texas, so it’s not just other countries. I was really happy he’d done a show in Korea.

    Here: http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal/?p=585

    That’s a link to ZenKimchi, a blog that wrote about the behind the scenes efforts to set up and shoot Bizarre Food: Korea. It’s pretty enlightening.

    in reply to: Pickled Sugar Snap Peas#52694
    soko2usa
    Participant

    I did half sugar snaps and half green beans in my last batch. I didn’t like the green beans as much, but I’d be willing to try it again another time. Maybe it was just me.

    And you’re welcome! :)

    in reply to: pantry staples#52145
    soko2usa
    Participant

    From watching videos I’ll say garlic (at any grocery but definitely a staple), onion and green onion (same as garlic!), Korean radish, Korean chives, ginger, starch noodles, and sweet rice powder.

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