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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby nzfooty » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:34 pm

eujin wrote:I wonder what percentage of Brazilians in Korea are footballers. The immigration office should do a country of origin breakdown by profession.

The first line of the wikipedia article on Brazilians in Korea is;
There is a community of Brazilians in South Korea consisting of immigrants (mostly Korean Brazilian returnees) and expatriates (mostly footballers) from Brazil.


I like Wiki and use it a lot (as you can tell) but I wouldn't use it as a guide to anything beyond raw numbers (unless well sourced).

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby daeguowl » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:00 pm

And here is a youtube of the that programme showing the life of Bucheon's 3 Brazilian stars(?)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNUw7blsvjo

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:09 am

Uli Stielike likes Korean food but no definitive answer on whether or not he likes kimchi. He likes going out in Itaewon too but Gangnam is too far for him to go, the lazy bugger.

2. Itaewon shuttle

Stielike said he liked to go out to Itaewon in his free time. The former Switzerland and Ivory Coast national team coach added that there is a shuttle bus that travels between his house and Itaewon.

“Seoul’s parking problem is complex,” he said. “But I can go to Itaewon without a car. It has many places to dine out and drink. Gangnam is too far away for me to go.”

3. Hanwoo (Korean beef) lover

Stielike said Korean food didn’t appeal to him at first. But now he likes Korean food, especially hanwoo (Korean beef). The former West Germany international particularly likes to eat beef that is cooked on a charcoal fire.

“Wherever you go in Korea, there is delicious meat,” he said. “The beef that you eat with your closest people with beer or wine is the best.”

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:09 am

Not one but two journos, and they didn't crack whether he likes kimchi?!? Heads shall roll.

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Postby daeguowl » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:36 pm

MipoFanatic wrote:Not one but two journos, and they didn't crack whether he likes kimchi?!? Heads shall roll.

This week's podcast will be part one of an interview with Dan Harris and you'll all be pleased to know that that was the first or second question we asked. If you want to know the answer you'll just have to listen.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby eujin » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:21 pm

daeguowl wrote:This week's podcast will be part one of an interview with Dan Harris and you'll all be pleased to know that that was the first or second question we asked. If you want to know the answer you'll just have to listen.

Dan Harris, the ABC News correspondent and Nightline anchor? He ought really to go on the list...

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:53 am

You guys in Korea better watch what you're saying about kimchi... wouldn't want anyone to get deported for badmouthing a country's national dish now.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:47 am

Sadly no kimchi updates but lots of stuff on hats

Football stars fill downtime with hats ... and chickens
April 7, 2016

Recently, the hobbies of football stars have become a hot topic among fans of the sport. Joe Allen, a Welsh footballer who plays for Liverpool, raises pet chickens in his garden, while Spanish player Xavi Hernandez, the former Barcelona star who later joined Qatari club Al Sadd, enjoys mushroom picking. As it turns out, K-League Classic is also full of players with unique hobbies.

FC Seoul’s Carlos Adriano, whose lethal ways in front of a goal have made Korean football fans go wild this season, is an avid hat collector. Adriano, who considers himself a fashion enthusiast, often dons a hat before stepping out.

“I wear different hats depending on what I wear that day,” explained Adriano when asked why he collects hats. “I don’t really have any preference when it comes to brand but when I see a hat I like, I just buy it. Usually, I’m attentive about what I wear.” He added, “I don’t know how many hats I own. I lost the track.”

Some foreign K-League stars like to take advantage of being in Korea and experience its culture. Seoul’s Spanish central defender Osmar Barba is often spotted around Gyeongbok palace on his day off. Bernardo Vieira de Souza, of Ulsan Hyundai FC, is also under the spell of old Korean heritage. He likes to try out hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) whenever he gets a chance and travel around the country to visit different palaces and historic sites. Bernardo is also an ardent fan of the National Folk Museum.

Incheon United FC captain Kim Dong-suk is a fashion-lover and his hobby is attending fashion shows whenver he has a chance. In addition to his interest in the fashion industry, there is another reason behind his frequent visits to the shows.

“I stayed close with Jang Hyung-chul, who was getting ready to showcase as a designer, while I was in Ulsan,” said Kim. “Jang became huge and I go to his shows often. I was there with Jang when things weren’t going so well for him and I am proud of him for making it in the industry.”

Gwangju FC’s Lee Eud-deum spends his spare time assembling model cars. Whenever a new model comes out, he visits a store and purchases it to complete the assembly during his off day. Not only is it fun, but for Lee, its benefits are practical as well.

“Assembling model cars really helps me focus,” said Lee. “Obviously it helps in football to have a high level of concentration. And I think it’s a healthy hobby, too.”

Some K-League managers also enjoy interesting hobbies of their own. Choi Kang-hee, of Jeonbuk Hyundai FC, loves to draw cartoons. He has developed his skill over the years but he is currently unable to spend much time drawing due to his hectic schedule. On the other hand, Incheon manager Kim Do-hoon’s hobby is calligraphy, which seems to be a bit of an odd fit given his physical stature. Kim even participated in a calligraphy competition and received an award.

Suwon FC coach Cho Duck-je’s hobby is playing in an amateur football games. A retired professional footballer playing in the amateur games may sound odd, but he has been doing it for 20 years now.

“There is an amateur team consisting of Suwon citizens,” said Cho. “I go out to play football when I have a day off and grab a bite afterwards with the other players. Then we engage in deep conversations about life.”

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:16 am

Why is it that we never hear about Koreans becoming immersed in traditional Korean culture? ;-)

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Gyongmaman » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:13 pm

That is a truly magnificent article. Like something out of a matchday program from the late 1970's.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby andyc24_uk » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:58 am

I'm intrigued to know how physical stature affects ones ability to write calligraphy...!
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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:09 am

andyc24_uk wrote:I'm intrigued to know how physical stature affects ones ability to write calligraphy...!


If you're too tall you'll be further away from the paper?

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Sat May 14, 2016 5:09 am

Quite disappointing, there's an article about Jeju United's Marcelo Toscano and they didn't even think about asking the kimchi question... it was his birthday yesterday and he liked the spread that was laid out at the clubhouse restaurant though so that's good.

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 am

It's been a while since we've had one of these, but hot off the Sports Dong-a press is the news that Jeonbuk's Leonardo really likes bibimbap and he and his family have Korean food three times a week. No verdict on kimchi but he is rather fond of gochujang so it's probably a yes...

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Re: The "Does he like kimchi?" thread

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:47 am

Why don't they ever wear cheonmin costume?

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