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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2060 on: October 25, 2016, 04:00:16 PM »
Can we stop pretending and just own the drug thing, at least the weed part?

Seeing as Canada has the highest usage rate of just under 20% (in the past year) and the US is just below 10%, no it's probably not best to own it.

Something being relatively common amongst one group does not make it indicative of the whole group. That's called stereotyping.

Source for US numbers: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2464591

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« Reply #2061 on: October 25, 2016, 04:02:45 PM »
No kidding?

I don't play video games, or whatever you guys call them these days.

If that is what is passing as male, ouch...

Waxed eyebrows, shaved chest, high lights, low lights,...very feminine to me, as I don't quite get the metrosexual trend.

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« Reply #2062 on: October 25, 2016, 04:03:22 PM »
Can we stop pretending and just own the drug thing, at least the weed part?

Seeing as Canada has the highest usage rate of just under 20% (in the past year) and the US is just below 10%, no it's probably not best to own it.

Something being relatively common amongst one group does not make it indicative of the whole group. That's called stereotyping.

Source for US numbers: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2464591

Alright, next time you're out with a group of foreigners, ask the question "Have you ever smoked weed?" or "Did you smoke weed on your last vacation?" Is there shock at anyone who says yes to both questions? Is there shock at anyone who says 'no' to the first question?

Now do it with Koreans.

Come on, let's not try and pretend this is some crazy idea. Have you ever smoked weed?

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« Reply #2063 on: October 25, 2016, 04:08:24 PM »
No kidding?

I don't play video games, or whatever you guys call them these days.

If that is what is passing as male, ouch...

Waxed eyebrows, shaved chest, high lights, low lights,...very feminine to me, as I don't quite get the metrosexual trend.

It's a pretty old game. As for the eyebrows, its called CG rendering circa 2001. Also, Japanese people are usually hairless. That and dyed hair was the trend back when the game came out. It's not high lights and low lights, it's called dying your blonde and the roots start to grow out.

As I said, if you think that's a girl, I'd hate to see the "women" you've hooked up with if you were ever out in SE Asia/Philippines.

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« Reply #2064 on: October 25, 2016, 04:14:01 PM »
Thankfully, happily married and the "lady boy" crowd was never my thing.

You see foreigners with the shemales and have to wonder...surely, they've got to know.

Whatever floats your boat.

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« Reply #2065 on: October 25, 2016, 04:32:09 PM »
What do you guys do to not let super crappy classes get under your skin? On Tuesday I have the worst class at the end of the day and by the end, I feel so crappy and upset. Right now I'm listening to the Studio Ghibli relaxing piano collection.

Depends on the class. I'm usually able to leave it behind in the classroom because of how I handle the behavior as it's happening real-time, but I'm also given a lot of freedom to assert my authority, so you know... that makes a big difference. xD

With other things, especially those I don't have much or any control over, I normally start working on something. Anything. Could be lesson planning, could be sweeping the floor. I'm normally still replaying events over in my head, but keeping busy seems to help me work through that.

Also, I watch funny vids or animations.

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« Reply #2066 on: October 25, 2016, 04:46:20 PM »
I accidentally purchased a sweet loaf bread instead of normal bread. And it's in that weird in-between area where it's not really sweet, but it has just enough sweetness for you to detect it, and I don't like it.

I'm hoping that a pesto glaze and some baking in the oven will turn it into a decent crouton.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2067 on: October 25, 2016, 07:31:09 PM »
Can we stop pretending and just own the drug thing, at least the weed part?

Seeing as Canada has the highest usage rate of just under 20% (in the past year) and the US is just below 10%, no it's probably not best to own it.

Something being relatively common amongst one group does not make it indicative of the whole group. That's called stereotyping.

Source for US numbers: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2464591

Alright, next time you're out with a group of foreigners, ask the question "Have you ever smoked weed?" or "Did you smoke weed on your last vacation?" Is there shock at anyone who says yes to both questions? Is there shock at anyone who says 'no' to the first question?

Now do it with Koreans.

Come on, let's not try and pretend this is some crazy idea. Have you ever smoked weed?

Numbers beat out opinions every time. You can claim anything you want on behalf of your country that doesn't make it true.

I'd happily sue for defamation anyone that told the public I smoked weed. I don't give a flying fart what other people do though. To your last question, no never have. Never will.

This was one of main points of contention with my last CT. She asked me some of the most ludicrous questions imaginable wrt drugs.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2068 on: October 25, 2016, 07:50:58 PM »
the US is just below 10%

Not anymore. It's higher now.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/194195/adults-say-smoke-marijuana.aspx

Thirteen percent of U.S. adults tell Gallup they currently smoke marijuana

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« Reply #2069 on: October 25, 2016, 07:54:56 PM »
It's pretty easy to get your view of things distorted by the kinds of people you hang out with. My childhood friends through highschool all smoked weed. But since then I've always been surprised how different groups I've become part of, university, jobs, sports, how few people have ever had anything to do with any drugs.

My teen years gave me the impression that EVERYONE at least smoked weed, subsequently I've found that far from the truth.

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« Reply #2070 on: October 25, 2016, 07:59:06 PM »
A lot of people have never even had a sip of alcohol. Roughly half the world's population- 48%.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2071 on: October 25, 2016, 10:43:58 PM »
It's pretty easy to get your view of things distorted by the kinds of people you hang out with. My childhood friends through highschool all smoked weed. But since then I've always been surprised how different groups I've become part of, university, jobs, sports, how few people have ever had anything to do with any drugs.

My teen years gave me the impression that EVERYONE at least smoked weed, subsequently I've found that far from the truth.

Oh I agree a lot of people don't, the vast majority. But my big point was the discrepency between Koreans and NETs when it comes to having TRIED weed. There would be zero reaction to finding out the new expat in town smoked weed in college. There would be quite the shock if your new CT said she smoked weed during her time at Seoul Uni of Education. Can't we just admit that while the shoe might not perfectly fit, that there is a massive disparity here and at least partially own it?

Not to mention, I'd wager that people from our countries who would live overseas (not deployed/dispatched) are more likely to engage in risk taking behavior, including drug experimentation. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I'm guessing support for legalized pot in Korea is something like 2% That's a big gap.

I'd also wager there's at least one gripe about Koreans we have that is in the 50% have done it once, 13% do it regularly category.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2072 on: October 25, 2016, 10:56:53 PM »
If you polled men about how many have been with prostitutes, I think most foreigners would be shocked by the results in Korea.

Is that what you mean?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2074 on: October 26, 2016, 07:34:42 AM »
My point was not that some of us do drugs, it was that even knowing about drug culture raises eyebrows. I know a lot about drugs through our media and culture. But even that gets a "어, no no no no no" *waves hands frantically*

When my GF tries to tell me about how drugs are bad and then won't elaborate ONE SINGLE DETAIL following that, I tell her that I don't fly into cardiology conventions and start interrupting people and saying, "That's not how I feel about open heart surgery."

You know why? Because I have no idea how to/what open heart surgery is. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2075 on: October 26, 2016, 08:04:12 AM »
If you polled men about how many have been with prostitutes, I think most foreigners would be shocked by the results in Korea.

Don't quote me on this, but I thought I read 43% somewhere recently.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2076 on: October 26, 2016, 08:08:04 AM »
All my powerpoint files seem to have been damaged somehow overnight. Whenever I try to open them, I get the damaged error in Powerpoint, which then either doesn't open or just closes. >.< Things were working fine yesterday, and they are fine on my personal laptop, but the school computers see my files as damaged. >.<
I don't bring my laptop to my travel schools as well, so I'm not sure what I will do for the day - granted, I only have 1 class today, since my other classes are practicing for some upcoming test.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2077 on: October 26, 2016, 08:11:02 AM »
If you polled men about how many have been with prostitutes, I think most foreigners would be shocked by the results in Korea.

Is that what you mean?

Well I wasn't thinking of that, but you could use that as an example, although I don't think the numbers really match on that one as the numbers are probably far higher.

My point was not that some of us do drugs, it was that even knowing about drug culture raises eyebrows. I know a lot about drugs through our media and culture. But even that gets a "어, no no no no no" *waves hands frantically*

When my GF tries to tell me about how drugs are bad and then won't elaborate ONE SINGLE DETAIL following that, I tell her that I don't fly into cardiology conventions and start interrupting people and saying, "That's not how I feel about open heart surgery."

You know why? Because I have no idea how to/what open heart surgery is. 

I think use of illegal drugs and open heart surgery is way different. That's like saying you need to be a boxer to know it's wrong to hit people. You don't need years and years of school and high intellect to be a heart surgeon. With drugs all you need is two months and 10 grand to blow.

But yes, one of the consequences of having a liberal attitude towards drug use as a society is that you'll be considered potential drug users abroad. We need to stop pretending like this is some sort of completely unfounded accusation.

Yeah, lots of people where we're from have tried drugs. 13% are habitual users. This whole "we might be drug users" thing? Not that far out of left field.




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2078 on: October 26, 2016, 08:12:33 AM »
I had a couple friends visit me last week from California and it was nice. They told me back in May they were coming and one of them used to live in Korea so it was a nice anticipated reunion. 3 weeks ago my Canadian friend announced she was coming to see me. Excited but some notice would have been nice. Anyway so she arrived in Seoul last week (Im on the other end of the country) and has been there since and keeps changing the date that shes coming. She was meant to come Monday, and then Tuesday and then today...and I haven't heard from her. We keep making all these plans to do once she does get here and she is meant to be staying with me but the lack of communication (its not just no wifi, its her personality) is driving my anxiety crazy. I get that she is on vacation but I am not and I need to plan my week around it. Still have no idea when she is arriving... will be nice to see her when she finally does...

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« Reply #2079 on: October 26, 2016, 08:20:39 AM »
I had a couple friends visit me last week from California and it was nice. They told me back in May they were coming and one of them used to live in Korea so it was a nice anticipated reunion. 3 weeks ago my Canadian friend announced she was coming to see me. Excited but some notice would have been nice. Anyway so she arrived in Seoul last week (Im on the other end of the country) and has been there since and keeps changing the date that shes coming. She was meant to come Monday, and then Tuesday and then today...and I haven't heard from her. We keep making all these plans to do once she does get here and she is meant to be staying with me but the lack of communication (its not just no wifi, its her personality) is driving my anxiety crazy. I get that she is on vacation but I am not and I need to plan my week around it. Still have no idea when she is arriving... will be nice to see her when she finally does...
I have a friend that has been saying for the last 3 years she was going to visit me. She finally planned and told me that she would be here this month, towards the beginning of October, so I made some loose plans of things to do and some trips out of Seoul. End of September comes, she should be here in a week and I ask her whats up and... she forget to tell me she cancelled the whole thing.