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Same Chains, Different Countries = Unexpected Menu

Siqbal,Wikimedia Commons
Siqbal,Wikimedia Commons

Sometimes, even if you love Korean food, you just crave something from home- a burger and chips, a glazed doughnut, or a big cheesy pizza. Luckily, there is an ever-increasing number of Western chains across Korea, offering food for just these occasions. However, that’s not to say the menus are exactly the same..


Cherry Blossom Lattes

There are a few things you can rely on being able to find almost anywhere on Earth these days. Wherever you are, it’s a good bet that there is a McDonald’s, and at least one form of Coca Cola. It’s also a good bet that you aren’t too awfully far from a Starbucks. With more than 17,000 stores around the world, it’s pretty easy to find one!

Starbucks has special drinks for different holidays, seasons, and occasions. Some people, let’s call them Starbucks aficionados, really enjoy these things and go as far as to track when each seasonal drink comes out! There are a few that show up every year, but there are also some special drinks that appear for a limited time and then are gone forever.


Is it December Already?

So now that Halloween is over we can all start getting our Christmas decorations down and checking the fairy lights are all working. While we’re at it, order a turkey, and for christ’s sake start knitting that jumper, there’s a 12 Pubs of Christmas on somewhere… Is it a bit early to be joking about […]

고맙습니다, 선생님! (Thank you, Teacher!) ^^

 

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May 15th is Teacher’s Day in South Korea. On this special day, students give their teachers carnations or thank-you letters. Some prefer to give cosmetics or chocolates.

 

394375_644082432273104_927772010_nMy Korean students usually write me letters or give candies and chocolates on Teacher’s Day.


FALLing for... Soy?

It appears that Fall is starting to make its appearance here in Korea. Normally, this is not something I look forward to (because it means winter is next), but I am learning to love and appreciate all seasons.


Top 13 Reasons I Like Fall:
-The smell in the air
-Stepping on crunchy leaves
-Manageable hair thanks to less humidity
-FIG and persimmon season!!!
-The return of good apples in Korea

UPDATE: Starbucks’ Soy Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is NOT Vegan

Starbucks to eliminate Cochineal Extract

Recall the uproar last month? When customers discovered that Starbucks were using ground bugs as a colorant in their strawberry frappuccinos? Well good news. As a result of this outrage Starbucks have been forced to eliminate cochineal insects from their drinks. Making Soy Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Vegan again!


Snow White and the Last Dwarf

After seeing this comic I got to worrying about the other six dwarfs. A little Google research revealed nothing, so you will have to rely on my own conjecture.1. Doc: Last seen living in a cardboard box outside of a medicinal marijuana clinic in New York's red light district muttering, "Hi ho, high ho."2. Happy: Busted for selling Ecstasy to middle school students in Springfield, Massachusetts.3.

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