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What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea?
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The Den



Joined: 26 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regret not bringing more Mexican style seasonings. Those little packets of fajita, burrito or taco seasonings go a long way. Anyone know where to buy them in Busan?
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OiGirl wrote:

-more deodorant, about 1 stick/month

Oi!


I bought about 12 sticks, thinking one a month, but then i remember how hot it gets here in summer. I came as a tourist back a few years ago. Showering twice a day would not be out of the ordinary... meaning you're easily doubling your deoderant consumption. So yeah, even though i've only been here since December I wish now i brought like 24 sticks.

I mean you can find it here but it's about $12 for a little spray on can. I swear you could make a lot of income by having someone back home buying the stuff in bulk when it goes on sale for $2, import it, and then sell it for $6, half of what you'd pay at Carrefour.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Den wrote:
I regret not bringing more Mexican style seasonings. Those little packets of fajita, burrito or taco seasonings go a long way. Anyone know where to buy them in Busan?


You can make your own:

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons garlic powder

Chili powder isn't hard to find in Korea. Cumin... that's another story. Oregano you can get at Carrefour or maybe e-mart or even Lotte. Cumin I substituted parsley flakes, which I also found at Carrefour. Garlic powderis also easy to find.

Anyway, I made some the other day and it was okay... not quite as good as the taco poweder packet, but acceptable.

The seoul downtown Lotte sells some kind of taco sauce, although its in liquid format and in a can. I've not investigated it, however.
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little mixed girl



Joined: 11 Jun 2003
Location: shin hyesung's bed~

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crack....
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Tiberious aka Sparkles



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: I'm one cool cat!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

little mixed girl wrote:
crack....


That's why I love you, LMG.

Sparkles*_*
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sublimeshawn



Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my sanity!
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Toby



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: Wedded Bliss

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dog.
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Ody



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: over here

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a little bummed that my husband left my Great grandmother's Chip and Dale chair behind when he joined me here. He never did appreciate that large, heavy, lovely piece of furniture.
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chachee99



Joined: 20 Oct 2004
Location: Seoul Korea

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
Tony Danza's Houseguest wrote:
I was given a whole shopping bag full of candy--Reese's, Butterfingers, Hershey's bars, etc. I felt like it weighed too much, so I left it at home. Big mistake. It is rare to find a peanut butter cup in Korea.


grab a jar of peanut butter and dip some chocolate in it.


Sorry man, but that's just not the same as a Reese PB cup. Only Reese knows the proper proportion of chocolate and peanut butter for each cup. Damn I miss my Reese PB cups.
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chinook



Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Location: canada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a candy machine at the USO office on the army base, which civilians can go to without any problem. When I was there 9 months ago, they had Reese PB cups. You could give it a try if you are in Seoul.
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FriendlyBeard



Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Daejeon, Korea

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Beard Trimmer Reply with quote

Aparently beards are mysterious and elusive in korea. Thus so are electric beard trimmers.
Also I wish I would have brought my Ultimate Regulation Frisbee!! All I can find here are cheepo crapo discs.

I miss disc golf!!
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Hoke-y-gun

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ulsanchris wrote:
... NOt too mention i'm not to fond of korean underwear. It sucks.

I have found recently that there is some more decent underwear available in Korea. Or at least things that I'll wear! I always hit those little fly-by-night shops that set up in an empty storefront in a residential area, got some cute things there (bras that came real close to fitting, too!) I know this sounds really awful, but I've also got some great underwear at the W1,000 stores.

Your tastes may vary.
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seoulkitchen



Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Location: Hub of Asia, my ass!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheese! I mean really good cheese! Not the cheap ass crap in the black market stores either. I'm talking quality here.

Mexican stuff.

Coffee. The good stuff. All I can find here is that damnable hazelnut crap. I like a variety of flavors. I also like real real coffee. And my supply is running low......

I only brought a couple of sticks of deoderant.
One stick a month???
WTF? How much are you slathering on? You might as well be taking a bath in it.
You need to eat more kimchi.
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Hoke-y-gun

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seoulkitchen wrote:
I only brought a couple of sticks of deoderant.
One stick a month???
WTF? How much are you slathering on? You might as well be taking a bath in it.

You bet I am! Have you noticed how hot and sticky it is? I put on a double layer just to go to bed... Rolling Eyes
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C76



Joined: 11 Jul 2003
Location: not nearly near enough to Toronto

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

Seriously, though. Do people need to bring that much deoderant when they come to South Korea? I figured 6 sticks would be enough. Confused

I can have more sent over if I get desperate.
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