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Many brits in korea?
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Holyjoe



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
Location: Away for a cuppa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, us Brits get all our visa-processing done for free out here, whilst all the other sods have to fork out for E-2s, multiple re-entry visas etc Wink
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Monty_



Joined: 16 Aug 2003

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a few mentions of an expat football league.

Do many brits get involved in that, and what's the standard like?

I presume there will be a few teams in the Seoul area, and it sounds like a good way to work of the Hite & Kimchi.
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mo



Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Location: A place where messageboards aren't life.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alias, no none of us are Hepburns.

Jaebea, feel free to speak to us in Hollywoods. Like i said, we're there most weeks and welcome any football loving company
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HardyandTiny



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The British embassy used to have Quiz nights. Not sure if they still do, but it used to be a good way to meet the limes and have some fun.
Check the embassy and the British Council.
The quiz was held in the embassy bar. I love that Bass Ale.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: ...Enlightenment...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually never encountered any Brits here yet, but I'd love to.

Joke:

Q: What do you call a raver in a filing cabinet?

A: Sorted!

Horrible and old I know but it kind of tickles my funny bone.

Are brits here as nice and cool as the ones I met in NZ?
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Interested



Joined: 10 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiwiboy_nz_99 wrote:
I've actually never encountered any Brits here yet...


You're a bloody liar kiwi boy. What about ME!? Rolling Eyes
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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you brits please explain what a "bollock" is?

the word is said at least once in every british movie...
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Interested



Joined: 10 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Fonzerelli wrote:
can you brits please explain what a "bollock" is?

the word is said at least once in every british movie...


A bollock is a testicle.

However, bollocks can mean rubbish - or "bull$h!t" (for the benefit of our cousins across the Atlantic).

So, "What a load of bollocks" translates into "What a load of BS."

"Bollocks" can also be used as an exclamation the same way we use "$h!t!"

So if things went wrong, for example you lost your mobile/cell phone, or you fell down the pavement/sidewalk and grazed your knees, you might cry out "Bollocks!" the same way you'd cry out "$h!t!"

"It's a load of bollocks" is an insult. However, "It's the dog's bollocks!" is high praise.

So "this discussion forum is the dog's bollocks" means this discussion forum is a very good thing indeed. Shame there are so many posters writing so much bollocks on it.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to use the word bollocks a lot when talking politics with "Interested"... and she's right, I've met her, and she is technically a Brit, though I'm not sure she's human, I was thinking more along thi lines of a normal homo sapien...
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Butterfly



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
Location: Kuwait

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rapier wrote:
Generally I can't stand the English, but i'm happy to put the passport they gave me to good use. They also came up with a great language.


Note that we British rarely rise to such infantile bait. Take a leaf out of our reserved book old man, and don't play such childish games. You pillock.
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Monty_



Joined: 16 Aug 2003

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** Feeling slightly stupid for resurecting my own thread again **

Im leaving for Korea on Wednesday, and was curious as to whether im going to find any of the following items anywhere in Korea:

1- Decent tea bags (PG Tips or Tetley)
2- Boddingtons (or any other) bitter
3- Ribena or Vimto
4- HP Brown sauce
5- Bacon & sausages
6- Branston Pickle
7- Real chedder cheese (not like the bright orange shite you get in the US)
8- Mint sauce
9- Warbutons bread (long shot I know)

Im sure I will love Korean food, but every now and again, its nice to taste a bit of home.
What are the chances?
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SuperFly



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
Location: In the doghouse

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if any of the items are there but you should check out the international food market in Hannam Dong. Can't remember the directions but I'm sure many here could.



I'd be interested to know if anyone knows how many British style pubs are there in Korea?
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Interested



Joined: 10 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:37 pm    Post subject: HP sauce Reply with quote

I did stock up on HP sauce earlier this year at a supermarket near Itaewon. However, I was a little worried that there was a sale of the stuff. Were they just trying to get rid of unpopular stock? I'll look again when I have some time.

Cheese: yes, you can get good cheese (i.e. cheese imported from Europe). You need to go to an upmarket place, or somewhere that caters to foreigners. I assume you can get good chedder, but I haven't looked. I usually by French camembert or Swiss cheese.
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Toby



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: Wedded Bliss

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difference between us Brits and all the other nationalities here is that we don't feel that we have to go out in a 'pack' when we go out. So, when you are drinking, you can ALWAYS hear the Canadians. You can ALWAYS see the green of the Irish. You can ALWAYS get cornered by an American. But you never really see any Brits. We are usually too drunk and have either gone home or are the ones talking incoherently to themselves in the corner.
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SuperFly



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
Location: In the doghouse

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shepards Pie, Dragon Wings, Cornish Pastie mmmmm

yum yum yum

steak and kidney pie
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