The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby eujin » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:22 am

MipoFanatic wrote:Why don't they ever wear cheonmin costume?

That is an excellent idea.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Alex43 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:15 am

wilkinsons son attended a preschool during his last year. he would eat korean food for lunch, then come home and not eat an aussie dinner. turned out that the family had to cook white rice for him. we'd go to restaurants and everyone would be enjoying themselves, the little on would eat rice (actually, that happened once i think). maybe leo's girls have korean food and get used to it and demand it for dinner?
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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:12 am

Robert Cornthwaite almost definitely liked kimchi... and, if he didn't, he certainly thinks that other players should if they hope to be successful in Korea:

2: ADAPT TO LOCAL CUSTOMS AND CULTURE

The players who have the most success in Asian are the ones who adapt the best. Many foreigners tend to stick together from the various countries they're from, and as such can isolate themselves from the local players.

Be friends with the locals, go for dinner, lunch, coffee or even a night out and try their local food and drinks. Food is a great way to bridge cultural differences.

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In other words: make an effort!

During my time at Jeonnam Dragons I had some Brazilians who refused to eat local food, which sometimes was frowned upon - at least give it a try.

Some even refused to use chopsticks. I know some locals thought of this as an insult and lack of respect.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Hah, thanks for that.

The comment about learning the players' names definitely applied to Porterfield...
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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:33 am

Not sure if former Hyundai Horang-i forward George Alhassan liked kimchi or not but he definitely didn't like samgyeopsal...

I couldn’t play in Korea due to pork meat- Ex-Ghana top scorer
George Alhassan has revealed why he couldn’t have a successful career in Korea.
03-08-2017

Two times Ghana top scorer has disclosed that his inability to play football for longer seasons in the Korean league was due to pork meat.
Alhassan, 62 is one of the finest target men Ghana has ever produced. He won the Ghanaian topflight league’s top scorer for two seasons while playing for Gt. Olympics and also emerged as the top scorer of the 1982 African Cup of Nations.

George Alhassan, however spent just a season in the Korean league and failed to make an impact.
The former Black Stars striker has revealed that he struggled to excel in the Asian country because he didn’t like their food and also, he was home sick.

“I didn’t like their food. The major delicacy was pork meat and I don’t eat so I couldn’t cope. That was why I spent just a season in the league," he told Happy FM.
“Also, they had a very tight league schedule which made it difficult. It was very difficult for you to go home. We were always travelling from one place to the other.
"I was also supposed to go to the place with Kofi Abbrey, but because Eleven Wise then managed by Ackah Blah Miezah didn't permit him to leave, so I felt lonely in Korea."


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