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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2340 on: December 09, 2016, 01:34:10 PM »
Yoo Jae-suk? I like that guy... :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2341 on: December 09, 2016, 01:35:12 PM »
I have this friend and a lot of people think she and I are dating. Her coworkers all think we're dating and a couple of my friends always ask "So how are things going with X?" as if we're an item. It's understandable, given that we both swing that way, and given that she spends almost every weekend at my place, but our relationship is platonic (albeit very close). Her mom has hassled her about whether or not we're dating and she's just told her "Kind of"

Well, this weekend I found out that her grandma thinks we're more than just "kind of" dating. This based on: Every time I go to visit her at her grandparents' house, her grandma makes her vacuum the whole apartment, clean her room, and even judges the outfit she decides to wear. I am also apparently not allowed to sleep over at her house (there's no room for me to sleep over, so I've never tried), and this weekend before she met up with me she was on the phone with her grandpa and he asked if she "needed anything" = lube.

WELL  :laugh:

What threw me off most about this was not that you might be a lesbian, but that you're in Korea working at a school (correct?) and you have (Korean?) co-workers who are not only aware of your sexual orientation but are supportive and encouraging of it. Not that they shouldn't be; it's just very hard for me to imagine.  And on top of that, her whole (Korean?) family, grandparents on down, are also aware of both of your sexual orientations and are so encouraging of the relationship that the grandfather hinted that he was willing to buy sexual lubricant for the two of you (for you to use it during intercourse at their home, but not hers?)? That just sounds way beyond any level of acceptance I would expect from even the most open-minded halabeoji.

Anyway, I'm glad the family, friends, and coworkers are so supportive; too bad you're not actually dating!


Also...I'm a bit late but how does needing anything = lube?

For example when I ask one middle aged co worker if there is anything he needs from the teachers room I am not asking if he wants me to bring back a nice big tube of Ky Jelly.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2342 on: December 09, 2016, 01:36:43 PM »
sidenote: when I went over to cook thanksgiving food for her, her grandparents were discussing her future marriage (in vague terms) with her grandpa's friends (did I mention that they were slicing sushi on the living room floor? that was a good time), along with complimenting the food we made and talking about how she would make such a good wife

after she told me that her grandma thinks we are DEFINITELY dating I was like... who do they think you're gonna marry??? because they sure weren't talking about me

the fact that they think we're sexually involved sure does explain why they always knock when we're secretly smoking cigarettes in her room though lmfao

or why they don't bother us when we watch TV in there with the volume up too high

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2343 on: December 09, 2016, 01:40:49 PM »

Well, this weekend I found out that her grandma thinks we're more than just "kind of" dating. This based on: Every time I go to visit her at her grandparents' house, her grandma makes her vacuum the whole apartment, clean her room, and even judges the outfit she decides to wear. I am also apparently not allowed to sleep over at her house (there's no room for me to sleep over, so I've never tried), and this weekend before she met up with me she was on the phone with her grandpa and he asked if she "needed anything" = lube.

WELL  :laugh:

And on top of that, her whole (Korean?) family, grandparents on down, are also aware of both of your sexual orientations and are so encouraging of the relationship that the grandfather hinted that he was willing to buy sexual lubricant for the two of you (for you to use it during intercourse at their home, but not hers?)? That just sounds way beyond any level of acceptance I would expect from even the most open-minded halabeoji.



Also...I'm a bit late but how does needing anything = lube?

For example when I ask one middle aged co worker if there is anything he needs from the teachers room I am not asking if he wants me to bring back a nice big tube of Ky Jelly.

Well, my Korean isn't fluent and I wasn't the one on the phone with him. My friend did make some very interesting faces during that conversation though.

It could have conceivably gone like this:

"so why are you in Seomyeon tonight again?"
"I'm going to a meetup with Moonbrie"
"Is it one of those gay meetups again?"
"uh.."
"Do you need anything?"
"What do you mean do I need anything??"
"You know...lube"

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2344 on: December 09, 2016, 01:57:54 PM »
I don't, but yeah, the heteronormativity is strong when I can reference "swinging that way" and people think I might have a dick because I mention lube  :rolleyes:

Haha what did my initial post start?  :laugh:

Just to clarify though, I don't equate lube to only dicks, it was the fact that in your anecdote, an elderly Korean man was making jokes about his grandaughter having lesbian sex.  For a minute I thought that would never happen in conservative Korea  :wink:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2345 on: December 09, 2016, 01:59:37 PM »
Yoo Jae-suk? I like that guy... :sad:

Never talk to me again.  Don't reply to any of my posts.  Do not include my posts in any of your replies to anyone ever.  Don't even think about me.  Not like that, anyway.

He ain't so bad. He's definitely better than most other comedians here. They all to fall into one of two categories: jerk or buffoon. I can't say how funny he is, but at least Yoo Jae-suk seems genuine.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2346 on: December 09, 2016, 02:01:30 PM »
Go to Dominos.co.kr

That mother ****** video that blasts my ear drums into oblivion with 2 men talking with pizza hanging out their mouths was good enough reason for me not to order a pizza last weekend.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2347 on: December 09, 2016, 02:06:42 PM »
I don't, but yeah, the heteronormativity is strong when I can reference "swinging that way" and people think I might have a dick because I mention lube  :rolleyes:

Haha what did my initial post start?  :laugh:

Just to clarify though, I don't equate lube to only dicks, it was the fact that in your anecdote, an elderly Korean man was making jokes about his grandaughter having lesbian sex.  For a minute I thought that would never happen in conservative Korea  :wink:

that's why it was a funny story! because I didn't think such a thing could happen either. until that conversation I literally just thought her grandparents suspected something but weren't saying something outwardly about it  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

sorry for calling you heteronormative, if you took offense  :P
« Last Edit: December 09, 2016, 02:12:11 PM by moonbrie »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2348 on: December 09, 2016, 02:52:09 PM »
I have this friend and a lot of people think she and I are dating. Her coworkers all think we're dating and a couple of my friends always ask "So how are things going with X?" as if we're an item. It's understandable, given that we both swing that way, and given that she spends almost every weekend at my place, but our relationship is platonic (albeit very close). Her mom has hassled her about whether or not we're dating and she's just told her "Kind of"

Well, this weekend I found out that her grandma thinks we're more than just "kind of" dating. This based on: Every time I go to visit her at her grandparents' house, her grandma makes her vacuum the whole apartment, clean her room, and even judges the outfit she decides to wear. I am also apparently not allowed to sleep over at her house (there's no room for me to sleep over, so I've never tried), and this weekend before she met up with me she was on the phone with her grandpa and he asked if she "needed anything" = lube.

WELL  :laugh:

What threw me off most about this was not that you might be a lesbian, but that you're in Korea working at a school (correct?) and you have (Korean?) co-workers who are not only aware of your sexual orientation but are supportive and encouraging of it. Not that they shouldn't be; it's just very hard for me to imagine.  And on top of that, her whole (Korean?) family, grandparents on down, are also aware of both of your sexual orientations and are so encouraging of the relationship that the grandfather hinted that he was willing to buy sexual lubricant for the two of you (for you to use it during intercourse at their home, but not hers?)? That just sounds way beyond any level of acceptance I would expect from even the most open-minded halabeoji.

Anyway, I'm glad the family, friends, and coworkers are so supportive; too bad you're not actually dating!

that was what made it even funnier! haha

actually, my coworkers don't know anything about my sexuality. my friend's coworkers only know about her sexuality because one of them saw her when we were out at a big queer event in Busan. Koreans can't keep secrets, so the whole office basically knows now, and thankfully they weren't weird about it - they just tease her about "dating" me a lot.

in Korea, her only family is her grandparents. her family situation is actually rather complicated, but we can leave it as: she has relatives in Korea, but her grandparents are the only ones she is in contact with (she lives with them, as Koreans do).

I'm not allowed to stay over at their house because even though they "know" we're "dating" the idea of us having sex there is too much for them.

PHEW

I would've dated her, if she wanted to when we first met. But she didn't, so we aren't, and now it would just be foolish because I'm going back to the US at the end of the school year. It'll already be hard enough since we're best friends - no need to add another layer of grief lmao

EDIT: I realize this was confusing because I used both the words "mom" and "grandma". they are the same person. I don't know why she calls her grandma her mom, maybe it's something her grandma insists on, maybe it's because she's estranged from the rest of her family - I don't know. It took me a good month or two of knowing her to figure out why she had two different "moms"

one mystery solved  :blank:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2349 on: December 09, 2016, 03:00:54 PM »
I just realized that if I make a new folder on my school computer and don't immediately give it a name, the computer assigns it a random bird name like duck, eagle, pigeon (in Korean). Is this because "New Folder" is also "bird folder" in Korean? (새 = bird & new) Is everyone's computer like this? 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2350 on: December 09, 2016, 03:07:53 PM »


Don't rule out "one for the road".

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Is... is that a tongue?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2352 on: December 09, 2016, 03:27:30 PM »


Don't rule out "one for the road".

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Is... is that a tongue?

Yup.

ㅋㅋㅋ takes on a whole new new meaning here.  But we're left to wonder....intentional?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2353 on: December 09, 2016, 03:30:25 PM »


Don't rule out "one for the road".

👅

Is... is that a tongue?

Yup.

ㅋㅋㅋ takes on a whole new new meaning here.  But we're left to wonder....intentional?

CO2 with his lube waffles, JNM with the tongue, even donovan with... I don't even know what

y'all are freaks

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2354 on: December 09, 2016, 03:33:40 PM »


Don't rule out "one for the road".

👅

Is... is that a tongue?

Yup.

ㅋㅋㅋ takes on a whole new new meaning here.  But we're left to wonder....intentional?

I was looking for 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 But saw that one first.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2355 on: December 09, 2016, 03:36:29 PM »
CO2 with his lube waffles, JNM with the tongue, even donovan with... I don't even know what

y'all are freaks

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2356 on: December 09, 2016, 07:32:32 PM »
I got a new tea from Coupang, and it's a black tea mixed with a little bit of cocoa and chili peppers.

Ooh that sounds nice, I wish black tea didn't consistently make me nauseous. And I wish I'd never heard of Coupang -- too tempting to blow my money on salt & vinegar chips and brown sugar poptarts. I'm resisting...so far.  :sad:

1. that tea sounds awesome
2. HOLY SHIT YOU CAN BUY SALT AND VINEGAR CHIPS?? I just had my girlfriend send me some and then nagged friends going home to bring me some back omg I could've been buying them online

I suppose she decided to solve the mystery for you all. :) I would kill for salt and vinegar chips. Can anyone tell me if they have BBQ flavored pork rinds (chicharrones) on there?

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=779347989

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2357 on: December 09, 2016, 07:42:10 PM »
It's Friday 8:40 and the CU on the bottom floor of my building is filled with the smell of cheap soju and shin ramyeon with some side walk kimchi around the entrance.

I love this country!!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2358 on: December 12, 2016, 08:17:12 AM »
I just realized that if I make a new folder on my school computer and don't immediately give it a name, the computer assigns it a random bird name like duck, eagle, pigeon (in Korean). Is this because "New Folder" is also "bird folder" in Korean? (새 = bird & new) Is everyone's computer like this?

I had noticed that my new folders weren't automatically named '새 폴더' as well but instead had unique names, but I just imagined it was just some quirk of the Korean version of Windows and I never actually tried to check out what the folder names actually translated to until I saw your post. And you're right; I get bird names too! But it's nothing to do with the computer or Windows itself, apparently. It's done by compression software called ALZip, and one way or another that setting can be disabled if you don't like it. It seems more than a little intrusive, if you ask me. I believe it's Korean software, so I think you're right; someone over there was getting cutesy with the 새 puns. I got 'great bustard', 'black-crowned night heron'...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/new-folder-not-called-new-folder-left-unnamed-when/f056c224-3672-4b9d-ad0b-65f256d07cf5

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I found out that that was done by a free compression software named ALZip. The bird names can be easily disabled within the software by turning off "Create new folders" under Context Menu in the Configuration dialog box. Perhaps you downloaded recently some software similar to that one?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2359 on: December 12, 2016, 10:00:30 AM »
I am starting to think that my school enrolls students in fight club because throughout the past month or so I have seen at least 12 students hobbling around in those boot casts and on crutches, and 3 students with broken hands/wrists/arms.