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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #960 on: July 01, 2016, 11:46:53 AM »
Does anyone know what made pretending you're a japanese porn star go viral for young kids? I'd heard my middle school students going on and on 기모티~~ 야메테~~~ one day and now 기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

I assume it must have been some kind of viral video or something???? But it's disturbing

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #961 on: July 01, 2016, 11:51:58 AM »
We had japchae at lunch today and one of my noodles was suspiciously thicker than all the others and I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

It's a cobra penis.

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« Reply #962 on: July 01, 2016, 11:58:20 AM »
We had japchae at lunch today and one of my noodles was suspiciously thicker than all the others and I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

It's a cobra penis.

Good for male strength! [/old korean guy]

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #963 on: July 01, 2016, 12:21:49 PM »
Does anyone know what made pretending you're a japanese porn star go viral for young kids? I'd heard my middle school students going on and on 기모티~~ 야메테~~~ one day and now 기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

I assume it must have been some kind of viral video or something???? But it's disturbing
This is the guy who is responsible for the meme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRS-ZxwDsvI

It's very annoying. It seems like my students have stopped saying it as of this week, though. I think their teachers finally caught on and started cracking down.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 12:24:30 PM by Aqvm »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #964 on: July 01, 2016, 12:30:08 PM »
Does anyone know what made pretending you're a japanese porn star go viral for young kids? I'd heard my middle school students going on and on 기모티~~ 야메테~~~ one day and now 기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

I assume it must have been some kind of viral video or something???? But it's disturbing

Been hearing it for the past 2 years now. Usually they'll say it around me. Maybe because I'm a foreigner or to make fun of me? No idea.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #965 on: July 01, 2016, 12:34:37 PM »
We had japchae at lunch today and one of my noodles was suspiciously thicker than all the others and I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

It's a cobra penis.

Good for male strength! [/old korean guy]

Stamina!!!

I had a shot of tiger penis whiskey in the Golden Triangle (Burma, I think?). I actually wasn't too keen on trying it but the guide insisted I have a "cocktail" and poured some in my shot of gecko. Tasted about the same as the scorpion and turtle shots.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #966 on: July 01, 2016, 12:37:21 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #967 on: July 01, 2016, 12:38:56 PM »
We had japchae at lunch today and one of my noodles was suspiciously thicker than all the others and I couldn't bring myself to eat it.

It's a cobra penis.

Good for male strength! [/old korean guy]

Stamina!!!

I had a shot of tiger penis whiskey in the Golden Triangle (Burma, I think?). I actually wasn't too keen on trying it but the guide insisted I have a "cocktail" and poured some in my shot of gecko. Tasted about the same as the scorpion and turtle shots.

tiger

penis

whiskey

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #968 on: July 01, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »
What's up with 청정채? It's clearly some spinach/pak choi kind of thing, but can't seem to find a translation.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #969 on: July 01, 2016, 01:14:02 PM »
What's up with 청정채? It's clearly some spinach/pak choi kind of thing, but can't seem to find a translation.
Bok choy = 청경채.
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« Reply #970 on: July 01, 2016, 01:18:43 PM »
What's the deal with fast food in this country? I went into Lotteria at lunch and ordered a chicken burger. Just a chicken burger. There is a family in front of me that ordered half the store. I waited 20 minutes while they processed the order for that family rather than just giving me a measly chicken burger straight away. This happens all the time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #971 on: July 01, 2016, 01:27:03 PM »
What's the deal with fast food in this country? I went into Lotteria at lunch and ordered a chicken burger. Just a chicken burger. There is a family in front of me that ordered half the store. I waited 20 minutes while they processed the order for that family rather than just giving me a measly chicken burger straight away. This happens all the time.

Yeah, first come, first serve is a good rule, but it's not law. Ordering 9 combos will take longer than 1 combo OBV.

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« Reply #972 on: July 01, 2016, 01:29:45 PM »
What's the deal with fast food in this country? I went into Lotteria at lunch and ordered a chicken burger. Just a chicken burger. There is a family in front of me that ordered half the store. I waited 20 minutes while they processed the order for that family rather than just giving me a measly chicken burger straight away. This happens all the time.

Yeah, first come, first serve is a good rule, but it's not law. Ordering 9 combos will take longer than 1 combo OBV.

I think they figure if they don't take care of the big order fast, it won't all come out in time for everyone to eat warm food. Also a big group of people is loud and annoying and they want to get  them in and out of the store asap, versus one quiet foreigner.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #973 on: July 01, 2016, 01:33:50 PM »
Every time I eat at Lotteria I get diarrhea with in a few hours.

Does anyone else have that happen?

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« Reply #974 on: July 01, 2016, 02:01:32 PM »
Every time I eat at Lotteria I get diarrhea with in a few hours.

Does anyone else have that happen?

If it's the chicken sandwich then yeah.

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« Reply #975 on: July 01, 2016, 02:10:04 PM »
Because of the new door locks on all the teachers' housing, the mornings now kick off with a series of chirruping beeps.

Those make sneaking into the house late at night nearly impossible.

Nowhere to be late at night on this island  :smiley: hahah.
I live right behind my main school and can hear when people come and go from the building. Sometimes later at night I hear the sounds of glass bottles being thrown into the rubbish.

Wait so - all the teachers live together on islands? Are there no like... places to rent?

Depends on the island. I've heard of some islands having dormitory type housing. Thankfully my island (and my travel island) has a different set up. All the housing is behind the school, which is why I can hear people going to and fro.

Most of the housing is like little houses or asymmetrical duplexes and there's one building that's apartment style (but only 2 floors). Some of the houses are studio style (but fairly roomy. Far from a closet) while others have separate rooms. Mine is a two bedroom, not including the kitchen/dining and bathroom.

And nope! There is no place to rent. Our town is way too small! We don't even have a motel. It's seriously very countryside out here!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #976 on: July 01, 2016, 02:13:07 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!

I know that's what it means, I studied Japanese for over 5 years. The way they were saying it though (especially coupled with 야메테) it was clear that was the reference. If the way it entered the Korean slang vocabulary was through something dirty, I'm gonna feel disturbed, especially when really young kids are saying it.

As a side note, the Korean usage does seem to be different than the Japanese usage. It seems to be more like "aww yiss" than "this feels nice"
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #977 on: July 01, 2016, 02:30:39 PM »
Moonbrie, are there textbooks you would recommend for studying Japanese? Just curious.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #978 on: July 01, 2016, 02:32:59 PM »
It's raining so much today that streets in my neighborhood are flooding. I just walked through 6 inches of water to go to the store.  :shocked:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #979 on: July 01, 2016, 02:32:59 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!

I know that's what it means, I studied Japanese for over 5 years. The way they were saying it though (especially coupled with 야메테) it was clear that was the reference. If the way it entered the Korean slang vocabulary was through something dirty, I'm gonna feel disturbed, especially when really young kids are saying it.

As a side note, the Korean usage does seem to be different than the Japanese usage. It seems to be more like "aww yiss" than "this feels nice"

Golly, sorry. \_(ツ)_/