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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #640 on: July 04, 2016, 12:56:31 PM »
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

The fck?  :huh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #641 on: July 04, 2016, 01:02:56 PM »
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)

All of my high school students have the personal phone numbers for their homeroom teachers, and for many of the other teachers here too.  I can see how it wouldn't be necessary for elementary, but at the high school level the kids live in dorms and the teachers are basically like their parents. They're very close with them and come to them with both academic and personal problems.   My guess would be middle school falls somewhere in between? I don't give my number to current students, but I do give it to them when they're no longer in my classroom.  It feels weird because of our culture, but here it's pretty normal.

What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.

I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #642 on: July 04, 2016, 01:24:11 PM »
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

The fck?  :huh:

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Ah, I get it.
Bwahah oops! Not a cage.... cafe....:)


What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.

I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.
I also really liked bau house! I love big dogs <3
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cafe on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.
Its called 덕수네 and the dogs are very happy, healthy, and well taken care of. They have a few locations in Busan (some better than others) and one in Daegu. I have also been to bad ones before and this is definitely not one of them  :smiley:


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #643 on: July 04, 2016, 01:35:05 PM »
I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.

Its called 덕수네 and the dogs are very happy, healthy, and well taken care of. They have a few locations in Busan (some better than others) and one in Daegu. I have also been to bad ones before and this is definitely not one of them  :smiley:

Nice, thank you, both. I'll be sure to pay a visit to both places the next time I'm in those areas.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #644 on: July 04, 2016, 01:35:22 PM »
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)

All of my high school students have the personal phone numbers for their homeroom teachers, and for many of the other teachers here too.  I can see how it wouldn't be necessary for elementary, but at the high school level the kids live in dorms and the teachers are basically like their parents. They're very close with them and come to them with both academic and personal problems.   My guess would be middle school falls somewhere in between? I don't give my number to current students, but I do give it to them when they're no longer in my classroom.  It feels weird because of our culture, but here it's pretty normal.


I actually asked the coteacher of the class that student is in about it, and she said it was fine for me to give her my number. :) Haven't given it to her yet, though, because since that happened in class so her cellphone was locked away in the cellphone locker haha. Actually this student is incredibly motivated and has amazing English despite NOT having the money for hagwon. She must spend hours studying on her own so I'm thrilled to help such a dedicated student.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #645 on: July 04, 2016, 03:34:52 PM »
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #646 on: July 04, 2016, 03:43:25 PM »
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:

Where did you get them? Off of itunes?

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #647 on: July 04, 2016, 03:50:14 PM »
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:

Where did you get them? Off of itunes?

My library back home has a digital library -- Overdrive -- and all the HP audiobooks are on there.

However, there are also a lot of audiobooks on youtube! The HP ones tend to get removed pretty quickly but someone always uploads them again.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #648 on: July 04, 2016, 04:26:02 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #649 on: July 04, 2016, 04:37:19 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #650 on: July 04, 2016, 04:57:04 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #651 on: July 04, 2016, 05:07:44 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a try then. c:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #652 on: July 04, 2016, 05:13:10 PM »
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #653 on: July 04, 2016, 05:16:13 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

I've actually been contemplating making smoothies for breakfast lately, but I don't know what kind to make. Can everyone recommend their favorite smoothies (recipes, please)? Please and thank you! I'll try to make a recommendation when I've actually made one. I've been looking up recipes online haha

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #654 on: July 04, 2016, 05:27:33 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

I've actually been contemplating making smoothies for breakfast lately, but I don't know what kind to make. Can everyone recommend their favorite smoothies (recipes, please)? Please and thank you! I'll try to make a recommendation when I've actually made one. I've been looking up recipes online haha

Smoothie A: Frozen blueberries from HomePlus (they're cheap, often on sale, and unsweetened, which is important, because processed sugar is basically poison), one banana. One and a half bananas if you're feeling luxurious. Add some milk and water as desired. Blend well. It's frosty and cool, and super delicious, without anything bad for you in it.

Smoothie B: One to one-and-a-half bananas. Unsweetened cocoa powder (again, processed sugars are gross - don't eat them). Some super soft tofu. Top up with milk and water. You need less milk, because the tofu adds a lovely thick, creamy texture.

Smoothie C: Only recommended if you plan on exercising or have exercised within an hour or so of drinking it. Milk, soft tofu, water, unsweetened peanut butter, banana, and a tiny bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. It's similar to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but not terrible for your life.

Note: Wheat germ, flax seed, bran, etc can all be added for some extra roughage and are highly recommended, but will definitely increase the prices of your smoothies.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #655 on: July 04, 2016, 05:33:15 PM »
Re: Smoothies

I actually don't like milk at all, so my smoothie consists of: ~1 frozen banana, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and maybe a cup or two of orange juice (I pour the orange juice so it almost - but not quite - covers the chopped fruit in the blender. Your mileage may vary, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.)

No ice necessary, since the fruit is frozen. I suppose it might be a bit high in sugar, but it's fructose, and it's often my only fruit of the day. *shrug*

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #656 on: July 04, 2016, 05:41:10 PM »
Re: Smoothies

I actually don't like milk at all, so my smoothie consists of: ~1 frozen banana, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and maybe a cup or two of orange juice (I pour the orange juice so it almost - but not quite - covers the chopped fruit in the blender. Your mileage may vary, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.)

No ice necessary, since the fruit is frozen. I suppose it might be a bit high in sugar, but it's fructose, and it's often my only fruit of the day. *shrug*

Yeah! You know what's up. I only use milk because I get free milk from my school. And the sugar content is totally fine - it's fruit sugar. It's not like you're drinking a Vitamin Water or something awful like that.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #657 on: July 04, 2016, 06:27:15 PM »
I think almond milk in smoothies tastes great. Adds a nice nutty flavor!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #658 on: July 04, 2016, 07:29:48 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

Afraid to try a minor recipe substitution?

What is the worst that could happen? Assuming no allergies, You don't like it, and dump it out.

You, my dear, get the prize for being the most risk adverse person ever to leave their home country.

The prize is a digital wink.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #659 on: July 04, 2016, 07:47:43 PM »
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

Afraid to try a minor recipe substitution?

What is the worst that could happen? Assuming no allergies, You don't like it, and dump it out.

You, my dear, get the prize for being the most risk adverse person ever to leave their home country.

The prize is a digital wink.
 :wink:

xD

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