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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3560 on: May 11, 2017, 12:22:58 PM »
Anybody else watching The Handmaid's Tale?

I had no idea there was a show until a week ago. Kept wondering why everyone was bringing up that old book out of nowhere, I thought it was such a random sudden interest.

I might pick it up, but it's such a depressing story.
Yeah, it's definitely not a binge-able show. It's really well done, but it's also a lot more depressing than the book was. At least that's my opinion.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3561 on: May 11, 2017, 12:32:10 PM »
Me: Hello!
Student being a smartbutt: Bonjour!
Me being a smarterbutt: Ah! Tu parle français!? Moi aussi! Comment ça va!?
Student wishing he hadn't been a smartbutt:  :huh: ......Uh....No Bonjour....
Me: Oh...  D'accord....

Dang. My Spanish isn't that good.
I didn't use french at all in Canada but when me and my Canadian friend wanna be jerks, or when we're a bottle deep into the soju we speak in broken French to each other. There's also a Korean girl I know who speaks some french but no English so I talk to her a bit in French. Who wouldda thought it'd be more useful here.

Damn. lucky you. I can barely string a sentence together in Francais anymore. I used to be around 80-85% fluent, when I was younger and in my teens. Kept my level fairly decent in my 20s; living in MTL and working in the service industry keeps your level from getting too rusty, even if you don't use it much beyond the basics.

But now at 35 yrs old after almost 4 years in Korea, I tried having a convo with a French (from France) dude in Japan over the recent holidays and wow, I'm pathetic now. Struggling to remember simple words like "alors" or "donc". Ouch. Guy thought I was some sort of boasty poseur/liar, I think. Use it or lose it, eh?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3562 on: May 11, 2017, 01:01:46 PM »
Me: Hello!
Student being a smartbutt: Bonjour!
Me being a smarterbutt: Ah! Tu parle français!? Moi aussi! Comment ça va!?
Student wishing he hadn't been a smartbutt:  :huh: ......Uh....No Bonjour....
Me: Oh...  D'accord....

Dang. My Spanish isn't that good.
I didn't use french at all in Canada but when me and my Canadian friend wanna be jerks, or when we're a bottle deep into the soju we speak in broken French to each other. There's also a Korean girl I know who speaks some french but no English so I talk to her a bit in French. Who wouldda thought it'd be more useful here.

Damn. lucky you. I can barely string a sentence together in Francais anymore. I used to be around 80-85% fluent, when I was younger and in my teens. Kept my level fairly decent in my 20s; living in MTL and working in the service industry keeps your level from getting too rusty, even if you don't use it much beyond the basics.

But now at 35 yrs old after almost 4 years in Korea, I tried having a convo with a French (from France) dude in Japan over the recent holidays and wow, I'm pathetic now. Struggling to remember simple words like "alors" or "donc". Ouch. Guy thought I was some sort of boasty poseur/liar, I think. Use it or lose it, eh?

It's weird cuz i HATED french class with a passion but there are a few french bands I listen to. I took German in University which screwed up my remembering of words in French. I went to quebec a few years back and accidentally spewed out a sentence in Frengman (Bonjour, Ich veux ein numbero zwei s'il vous plaît), but I've gotten better here... I think I'm just more confident speaking to other people whose first language isn't French... Primarily people who speak French Canadian French...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3563 on: May 11, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »
Was crushing lemmings on taxing difficulty when my browser crashed.  :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3564 on: May 11, 2017, 03:17:45 PM »
It's weird cuz i HATED french class with a passion but there are a few french bands I listen to. I took German in University which screwed up my remembering of words in French. I went to quebec a few years back and accidentally spewed out a sentence in Frengman (Bonjour, Ich veux ein numbero zwei s'il vous plaît), but I've gotten better here... I think I'm just more confident speaking to other people whose first language isn't French... Primarily people who speak French Canadian French...

Yeah I definitely got accustomed to the Quebecois slang and speaking style, despite having lived in France and doing a year of schooling there when I was 10-11yrs old. It's funny knowing that 12 yr old me could definitely talk circles around current me in a French speaking battle. I'm not overly worried about this scenario occurring, mind you.

French from France is a bunch prettier, but I find they speak a tad faster, and the different slang and word choices through me for a loop, too. Though I feel they do tend to enunciate more (a least Parisians).

I'm with you on the confidence thing, speaking to a native speaker when you're out of practice is nerve-wracking, but speaking with other second language speakers can put everyone at ease. And soju, beer, wine, too. Of course.  :smiley:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3565 on: May 12, 2017, 06:18:05 AM »
At volleyball the other day the ball flew into the giant clock which fell and smashed into the floor in a spectacular fashion.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3566 on: May 12, 2017, 07:26:01 AM »
So happy it's FRIDAY!!!!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3567 on: May 12, 2017, 07:44:32 AM »
So happy it's FRIDAY!!!!

Muuido camping.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3568 on: May 12, 2017, 10:34:04 AM »
So, uh, apparently the date of my open class was up in the air and it ended up falling through the cracks altogether so now I simply have to do a lesson reflection. Does anyone know if this will affect anything or is it a sign that open classes don't matter?

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« Reply #3569 on: May 12, 2017, 10:39:25 AM »
My coworker sliced up some grapes and tomatoes into halves then impaled them on toothpicks to form hearts to give to me. Lol. Didn't realize he was into that kinda cutesy stuff.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3570 on: May 12, 2017, 10:46:31 AM »
My coworker sliced up some grapes and tomatoes into halves then impaled them on toothpicks to form hearts to give to me. Lol. Didn't realize he was into that kinda cutesy stuff.

Ohhhhhh snapp  :lipsrsealed:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3571 on: May 12, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »
So, uh, apparently the date of my open class was up in the air and it ended up falling through the cracks altogether so now I simply have to do a lesson reflection. Does anyone know if this will affect anything or is it a sign that open classes don't matter?

You may have gotten a bit "lucky". I think it depends on what kind of "open class". Some opening classes actually have some weight for this reason or another, but maybe the one they wanted you to do didn't really matter...Well, thinking about it, they aren't as important as I once believed they were. Either that or I am just comfortable doing them, or a combination of both.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3572 on: May 12, 2017, 10:55:03 AM »
So, uh, apparently the date of my open class was up in the air and it ended up falling through the cracks altogether so now I simply have to do a lesson reflection. Does anyone know if this will affect anything or is it a sign that open classes don't matter?

You may have gotten a bit "lucky". I think it depends on what kind of "open class". Some opening classes actually have some weight for this reason or another, but maybe the one they wanted you to do didn't really matter...Well, thinking about it, they aren't as important as I once believed they were. Either that or I am just comfortable doing them, or a combination of both.

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. I actually had to ask about it since I felt it was coming up but a date hadn't really been set. Then I hear that it already passed (lol) and that "nobody knows." So I think I just got away with it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3573 on: May 12, 2017, 12:22:41 PM »
A teacher showed up and gave me an odd little Chinese almond nougat sweet. Ate it after lunch and it was actually pretty yummy.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3574 on: May 12, 2017, 12:34:00 PM »
So, uh, apparently the date of my open class was up in the air and it ended up falling through the cracks altogether so now I simply have to do a lesson reflection. Does anyone know if this will affect anything or is it a sign that open classes don't matter?
lucky. i've got 5 open classes on the trot starting in about...20 minutes. parents and all!

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« Reply #3575 on: May 12, 2017, 12:41:07 PM »
Thought this was pretty funny. It may just be me, but others that know some cholos  :laugh:
*Back Story* I popped on for a few games on the PS4 last night, and we had 3 people in a chat party. It was Me, another guy (guy), and a cholo buddy (he has a heavy accent too). Here was the conversation:

Guy: Yeah, I have judo practice in the morning until 8 and then again at night.
Cholo: Oh for reals you do judos homie?
Guy: Yeah...
Cholo: I do the judo too. Judo know if I have a knife...Judo know if I have a gun...Judo know what I got...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I just thought I would share...Imagine this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY_vg6MyJtg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXeWkuNT3kU
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3576 on: May 12, 2017, 01:15:24 PM »
I was throwing up Wednesday. My stomach is not feeling good today. It is like I have no energy. So what happens to the me with bad stomach and no energy? A little sparrow decided to be an idiot and flew into my building. I am the only person in my building until mayb 3:30ish when the baduk club shows up for friday club. So here I am trying to be a good samaritan running laps inside this building while my stomach is getting agitated. I finally corner the bird in the English bathroom. Realize I am too short to reach the window. Have to go grab a stool.

This bathroom is maybe 6 feet long 3 feet wide. So here I am trying to get to the window while the bird is freaking the hell out doing dive bombs to the other side of the room and back. Finally get the stupid bird outside. Realize I feel nauseous (yay). Go to the nurses office ask for some medicine for my stomach.


Found out today when my open class is (September)

All I can say is TGIF!!!!!!!!!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3577 on: May 12, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
I was throwing up Wednesday. My stomach is not feeling good today. It is like I have no energy. So what happens to the me with bad stomach and no energy? A little sparrow decided to be an idiot and flew into my building. I am the only person in my building until mayb 3:30ish when the baduk club shows up for friday club. So here I am trying to be a good samaritan running laps inside this building while my stomach is getting agitated. I finally corner the bird in the English bathroom. Realize I am too short to reach the window. Have to go grab a stool.

This bathroom is maybe 6 feet long 3 feet wide. So here I am trying to get to the window while the bird is freaking the hell out doing dive bombs to the other side of the room and back. Finally get the stupid bird outside. Realize I feel nauseous (yay). Go to the nurses office ask for some medicine for my stomach.


Found out today when my open class is (September)

All I can say is TGIF!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry I laughed at this. I feel bad for your situation and wish you a speedy recovery but you did just brighten up my afternoon!  ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3578 on: May 15, 2017, 08:01:32 AM »
I biked to Gapyeong from Gangnam on Saturday. My legs.......................

70km

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3579 on: May 15, 2017, 09:28:43 AM »
I biked to Gapyeong from Gangnam on Saturday. My legs.......................

70km

Well you've got to give that new Indonesian girl some beef to grab. Work them thighs and butt, bby.

 



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