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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3060 on: March 07, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
I have been trying to watch the same movie for the last four hours because I keep getting so absorbed in my work that I stop paying attention to the movie, and it's a movie that I actually want to finish.

This is the nth time I've gotten to the scene where Danny Devito is getting the shit punched out of him and I'm all like, "Wait, why?"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3061 on: March 07, 2017, 05:30:07 PM »
^what movie? 

I just finished watching Westworld recently and it was pretty awesome.

New VP at my travel school seems genuinely nice (unlike her predecessor), so that's cool.  Also found out I don't have classes tomorrow or next.  Very nice~

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3062 on: March 07, 2017, 05:36:03 PM »
So today in my introductions i did a little mini guessing game - where am i from etc?

One of the questions is "Can I speak Korean?" then i do a show of hands for yes/no. The majority said yes! I think that just shows how things are changing  :azn: Which now I think about it might be a little harder on those just arriving.


Still there is always that one kid who does the stupid voiced "An - nyeong - ha -se - yo" like i'm some kind of remtard.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3063 on: March 07, 2017, 06:32:27 PM »
^what movie? 

L.A. Confidential.

Gave up on it for now, will try again tomorrow. Today just wasn't a good day to watch Russell Crowe stuffing paper into Guy Pearce's mouth for talking shit about Camden, probably.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3064 on: March 08, 2017, 08:18:07 AM »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3065 on: March 08, 2017, 09:06:46 AM »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3066 on: March 08, 2017, 09:23:44 AM »
Man, Danny Devito is getting old. I think the first time I saw him was in a Batman movie as the Penguin.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3067 on: March 08, 2017, 12:16:17 PM »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.

It's because of what it is, if you try to buy them off of G market, they're censored also until you log in and verify that you are 19 or over.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3068 on: March 08, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.

It's because of what it is, if you try to buy them off of G market, they're censored also until you log in and verify that you are 19 or over.

With the age of consent 12(ish)*, that is quite strange.


* I know, the whole "position of authority" extends to age superiority, so let's not get off on that tangent.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3069 on: March 08, 2017, 12:43:33 PM »
CoT:  The new English teacher (at a travel school) called.  He says he doesn't want to teach with you...

I've yet to meet the guy.  I swear my coT paused as I'm sitting and waiting to see if there's more to the sentence.

CoT: ... this week.  Because of the schedule. 

Why would you pause in the middle of that sentence and make it seem so dramatic!  :huh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3070 on: March 08, 2017, 01:02:51 PM »
CoT:  The new English teacher (at a travel school) called.  He says he doesn't want to teach with you...

I've yet to meet the guy.  I swear my coT paused as I'm sitting and waiting to see if there's more to the sentence.

CoT: ... this week.  Because of the schedule. 

Why would you pause in the middle of that sentence and make it seem so dramatic!  :huh:

Because it is fun. :)

You can do the same in writing if you hit "enter" at the right place.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3071 on: March 08, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3072 on: March 08, 2017, 02:15:35 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3073 on: March 08, 2017, 02:33:18 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.
My admin office did my taxes, all they asked me to do was bring them a document about my check card transactions. Previously I had a ton more money taken off me, especially last year cuz they had forgotten 2 years ago so I had a massive lump sum taken from me. 500,000 is better than that but still...I thought thats why I started having them taken monthly so I wouldn't be missing a big hunk of my paycheck.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3074 on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:03 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.
My admin office did my taxes, all they asked me to do was bring them a document about my check card transactions. Previously I had a ton more money taken off me, especially last year cuz they had forgotten 2 years ago so I had a massive lump sum taken from me. 500,000 is better than that but still...I thought thats why I started having them taken monthly so I wouldn't be missing a big hunk of my paycheck.

Yeah it all seems very...arbitrary. My CT logs my taxes every year (how nice of her!), first couple of years I received a refund, this year I got hit owing a smal amount. This despite paying 50k per month (like previous years) and I'M SURE that I used my cards more often last year than previous years.

The amount owed was small, it's not a PITA but I am wondering how it's all calculated.

Dave Stepz did you file it all yourself? How long did it take you?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3075 on: March 08, 2017, 02:47:20 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.

Yeah. I do the same every year. My deductions were about 680,000 and my spending was just slightly less than yours, so it makes sense.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3076 on: March 08, 2017, 03:04:07 PM »
Making a PPT using images of a bunch of "flags" made from food and all it's doing is making me hungry.  Lunch today was unsatisfying.  I really hope we're not having samgyupsal (not really a fan) for teacher's dinner tonight but I have this feeling we probably will...

http://www.thisismarvelous.com/national-flags-made-from-each-countrys-traditional-foods/

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3077 on: March 08, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
Making a PPT using images of a bunch of "flags" made from food and all it's doing is making me hungry.  Lunch today was unsatisfying.  I really hope we're not having samgyupsal (not really a fan) for teacher's dinner tonight but I have this feeling we probably will...

http://www.thisismarvelous.com/national-flags-made-from-each-countrys-traditional-foods/

Samgyeopsal is honestly one of the most disappointing foods, especially if it's just garden variety low quality meat. If you have decent quality meat that isn't 80% fat, it can be pretty awesome, but four out of five times it's just a basic food for basic people.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3078 on: March 08, 2017, 03:10:34 PM »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.
My admin office did my taxes, all they asked me to do was bring them a document about my check card transactions. Previously I had a ton more money taken off me, especially last year cuz they had forgotten 2 years ago so I had a massive lump sum taken from me. 500,000 is better than that but still...I thought thats why I started having them taken monthly so I wouldn't be missing a big hunk of my paycheck.

Yeah it all seems very...arbitrary. My CT logs my taxes every year (how nice of her!), first couple of years I received a refund, this year I got hit owing a smal amount. This despite paying 50k per month (like previous years) and I'M SURE that I used my cards more often last year than previous years.

The amount owed was small, it's not a PITA but I am wondering how it's all calculated.

Dave Stepz did you file it all yourself? How long did it take you?
Were these your first 2 years? Im pretty sure we don't have to start paying taxes until we have been here for 2 years, at least for Canadians anyway.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3079 on: March 08, 2017, 03:15:17 PM »
Samgyeopsal is honestly one of the most disappointing foods, especially if it's just garden variety low quality meat. If you have decent quality meat that isn't 80% fat, it can be pretty awesome, but four out of five times it's just a basic food for basic people.

Absolutely. Moksal or Dwaej Galbi anyday. So Balgi is really good too.
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