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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3560 on: May 08, 2017, 02:35:59 PM »
Wondering something about Seoul immigration... I know it's best to have an appointment because waiting times are horrendous, but is it a requirement to have an appointment, or is it ok to just walk in too still? I had to go for a new ARC a few months ago and had no appointment and all was fine, but now I'm not so sure. I need to get an Entry and Exit Certificate (출입국사실증명).

What's the purpose of this certificate? Why might one need it?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3561 on: May 08, 2017, 03:07:33 PM »
Wondering something about Seoul immigration... I know it's best to have an appointment because waiting times are horrendous, but is it a requirement to have an appointment, or is it ok to just walk in too still? I had to go for a new ARC a few months ago and had no appointment and all was fine, but now I'm not so sure. I need to get an Entry and Exit Certificate (출입국사실증명).

What's the purpose of this certificate? Why might one need it?
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure. I'm transferring over to EPIK and they require it to validate the transcripts and paperwork at immi. I had never heard of this paper before, as every other time I moved schools they just dealt with it themselves.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3562 on: May 08, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
You MUST make an appointment. No walk ins at all anymore.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3563 on: May 10, 2017, 01:53:34 PM »
Renewal paperwork to arrive soon. 

Should I stay or should I go?  I am utterly on the fence right now. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3564 on: May 10, 2017, 01:56:14 PM »
Renewal paperwork to arrive soon. 

Should I stay or should I go?  I am utterly on the fence right now.
Me too.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3565 on: May 10, 2017, 03:51:14 PM »
Renewal paperwork to arrive soon. 

Should I stay or should I go?  I am utterly on the fence right now.
Me too.

I convinced myself to stay another year. I shouldn't have. So I have no advice. But I understand where you are right now, mentally. It is a really tough decision.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3566 on: May 10, 2017, 07:39:48 PM »
Renewal paperwork to arrive soon. 

Should I stay or should I go?  I am utterly on the fence right now.
Me too.

I convinced myself to stay another year. I shouldn't have. So I have no advice. But I understand where you are right now, mentally. It is a really tough decision.

I feel like even if I end up thinking I'd rather have not renewed, at least I will know that for certain (should it come to that).  Honestly the financial savings I could gain in another year is a huge motivator.  There are certainly worse things I could do in a year's worth of time. 

And as I still haven't much of a plan yet for afterward... may as well do another year and enjoy another year abroad, maybe.  And have more funds stashed away while figuring out my next step. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3567 on: May 11, 2017, 07:56:22 AM »
Renewal paperwork to arrive soon. 

Should I stay or should I go?  I am utterly on the fence right now.
Me too.

I convinced myself to stay another year. I shouldn't have. So I have no advice. But I understand where you are right now, mentally. It is a really tough decision.

I feel like even if I end up thinking I'd rather have not renewed, at least I will know that for certain (should it come to that).  Honestly the financial savings I could gain in another year is a huge motivator.  There are certainly worse things I could do in a year's worth of time. 

And as I still haven't much of a plan yet for afterward... may as well do another year and enjoy another year abroad, maybe.  And have more funds stashed away while figuring out my next step.

Yeah, the financial side is what is keeping me going. My savings in the last few months have shot up considerably. I'm like a squirrel hoarding for winter.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3568 on: May 11, 2017, 08:49:20 AM »
Anybody else watching The Handmaid's Tale?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3569 on: May 11, 2017, 10:31:42 AM »
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....

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3570 on: May 11, 2017, 10:55:19 AM »
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.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3571 on: May 11, 2017, 11:37:12 AM »
I was going to rant about the bathroom cleaning lady in the ranting thread earlier today, but I got sidetracked by work and forgot about it.

I was cranky because lately every time I've tried to go to the bathroom in the morning before classes start, she'd be in there cleaning. "Surely there's a less inconvenient time she could be doing this!", I'd think. "In the US, Janitors do most of their cleaning after school hours are over! Harumph!"

However, I went to the bathroom later, and something occurred to me:  This new cleaning lady is doing a bang-up job. Like... I'm legitmately shocked. The floors are clean. The sinks are clean. When I notice a mess someone has made, it's usually gone by the next day, as opposed to a few messes that were around for an entire year under the former cleaning lady. Best of all, I have yet to see a bathroom without toilet paper since she started.

So yeah. If being mildly inconvenienced in the morning means I actually get clean bathrooms that are consistently stocked with TP, I'll friggin' grin and bear it.  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3572 on: May 11, 2017, 12:15:11 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.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3573 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 #3574 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 #3575 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 #3576 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 #3577 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 #3578 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 #3579 on: May 12, 2017, 07:26:01 AM »
So happy it's FRIDAY!!!!