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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2520 on: December 16, 2016, 03:22:01 PM »
Yeah, I have read that honey and maple syrup will both work as substitutes for molasses, but I feel like that would make it too sweet, mixing that with the sugar. But you did it and it worked out fine? I should try it then, because molasses is a close close second favorite cookie, to peanut butter.

And I'm actually really surprised that blackstrap worked! I always found it to be too thick and bitter. Maybe I will still give it a go.

@moonbrie- get a butt toaster pad. They are wonderful.

Yeah, the honey worked out just fine. I didn't think it was too sweet and my coTs loved it, too, but if you try it and think it's too sweet, just use less sugar. I think I read some people doing this and being pleased with the results. But then I also used chestnut honey, and it's not as sweet as other honeys. It's very strong and robust.

And yeah, the blackstrap worked well, but I think this may vary from recipe to recipe. If it doesn't use enough flour and sugar, then the cookies may turn out funky. The way I've guesstimated it is it shouldn't smell weird after all of the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed in. If it does, then you should add more dry ingredients (and other ingredients to balance out the additional dry), or use less blackstrap the next time.

I'm also thinking about trying a half blackstrap/half honey deal. I have a feeling that I'll really end up liking the result.
Ooooooooh, whenever you do that, if you do, please keep me informed! I would be really curious how that goes. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2521 on: December 16, 2016, 03:23:43 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.
Yeah, I still feel like it is a curse word, but most of my students say it so often I'm pretty desensitized to it now. I still don't swear, but I'm so used to it here. I think that's because it just doesn't carry the same weight here since it isn't their word.

I'll still take it over "오마이가아아아~!"
We were going over emotions this weeks and they had to write different ways to express different emotions. Most classes, there was one student who would ask "Is it ok to use bad words?" So I taught them about euphemisms and most of them started writing things like "Oh ship!" or "Fack!" and other stuff.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2522 on: December 16, 2016, 03:25:33 PM »
I have been invited to sing with the teachers during the school festival in Feb. I said I wanted to, to which my coteacher replied that she doesn't want to.

I told her I want to but if it causes a problem for her, it's fine.

I wonder if I'm singing in the school festival  :P

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2523 on: December 16, 2016, 03:26:07 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.

Yesterday I was correcting a few essays by first grade middle school boys submitted for an English competition. Calmly reading through when I stumbled upon this sentence "It was fucking shit" (talking about some computer game).

I showed it to a KT but she just chuckled and waved it off  :laugh:

"Shit" is a word I would've not used around teachers or parents when I was younger but in Korea English cuss words don't matter! Have at it!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2524 on: December 16, 2016, 03:36:06 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.
Yeah, I still feel like it is a curse word, but most of my students say it so often I'm pretty desensitized to it now. I still don't swear, but I'm so used to it here. I think that's because it just doesn't carry the same weight here since it isn't their word.

I'll still take it over "오마이가아아아~!"
We were going over emotions this weeks and they had to write different ways to express different emotions. Most classes, there was one student who would ask "Is it ok to use bad words?" So I taught them about euphemisms and most of them started writing things like "Oh ship!" or "Fack!" and other stuff.

오마이가아아아~!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2525 on: December 16, 2016, 03:55:17 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.

Yesterday I was correcting a few essays by first grade middle school boys submitted for an English competition. Calmly reading through when I stumbled upon this sentence "It was fucking shit" (talking about some computer game).

I showed it to a KT but she just chuckled and waved it off  :laugh:

"Shit" is a word I would've not used around teachers or parents when I was younger but in Korea English cuss words don't matter! Have at it!

"Shit" is a word my mother uses quite regularly.

When daughter #1 was about 3 years old, she picked up from Grandma...

"Look daddy, a bird shitted on your car.  He shitted there, and he shitted there, and he shitted there..."

[facepalm]

Thanks Mum.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2526 on: December 16, 2016, 03:56:59 PM »
I have been invited to sing with the teachers during the school festival in Feb. I said I wanted to, to which my coteacher replied that she doesn't want to.

I told her I want to but if it causes a problem for her, it's fine.

I wonder if I'm singing in the school festival  :P

You should suggest swinging with the principal.

Swing dancing, that is.  :angel:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2527 on: December 16, 2016, 04:25:04 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.

Yesterday I was correcting a few essays by first grade middle school boys submitted for an English competition. Calmly reading through when I stumbled upon this sentence "It was fucking shit" (talking about some computer game).

I showed it to a KT but she just chuckled and waved it off  :laugh:

"Shit" is a word I would've not used around teachers or parents when I was younger but in Korea English cuss words don't matter! Have at it!

"Shit" is a word my mother uses quite regularly.

When daughter #1 was about 3 years old, she picked up from Grandma...

"Look daddy, a bird shitted on your car.  He shitted there, and he shitted there, and he shitted there..."

[facepalm]

Thanks Mum.

At least she used the verb form rather than the exclamation. Teach her to euphemize; shat!

Edit: Just watched this tonight. Seemed apropos:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2528 on: December 16, 2016, 04:40:36 PM »
Is 'shit' no longer considered all that vulgar? Is it now like saying 'darn it'? I always considered it a step below the f-word, a step above 'damn', but I've been hearing it so much lately by students and adults alike, I'm no longer so sure where it stands.
Yeah, I still feel like it is a curse word, but most of my students say it so often I'm pretty desensitized to it now. I still don't swear, but I'm so used to it here. I think that's because it just doesn't carry the same weight here since it isn't their word.

I'll still take it over "오마이가아아아~!"
We were going over emotions this weeks and they had to write different ways to express different emotions. Most classes, there was one student who would ask "Is it ok to use bad words?" So I taught them about euphemisms and most of them started writing things like "Oh ship!" or "Fack!" and other stuff.

오마이가아아아~!

Why stop there?
Why not teach them to say 18 puppies or write AC8 on the board? :evil:
"You can't hurt me now, Mr Lee. I've lost all feeling"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2529 on: December 16, 2016, 04:52:11 PM »
What is the best way to transport a fully formed gingerbread house from place to place? I'm kind of stuck.

The only answer there can be is

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2530 on: December 16, 2016, 04:57:55 PM »
What is the best way to transport a fully formed gingerbread house from place to place? I'm kind of stuck.

You just gave me my idea for winter camp.  :-*
Making boxes?  :P

I got my kits from Ikea for 3900 because I cannot find, for the life of me, molasses anywhere in Korea. Plus it would be so much extra work, haha.

ask in Homeplus for caramel yorl dang (caramel cooking syrup)  I use it as a replacement for treacle.  It isn't nearly as stiff, but the end results never lie.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2531 on: December 19, 2016, 07:46:29 AM »
Me and two of my coteachers got on the bus at the same time, including jerk boss. The bus driver was reallllly taking his time, so we didn't even reach the school gate until 8:30

Was sorely tempted to start asking her "why are you late???" when we got to the office, but I'm not quite that petty

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2532 on: December 19, 2016, 11:36:23 AM »
Principal came up to me and said something like... "Good job getting along with JB so well lately, she said good things about you"

Huh??  :huh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2533 on: December 19, 2016, 12:10:24 PM »
After two weeks of misery, my allergies have finally cleared enough for me to get through the day without medication, and, apparently, it shows.

I've been asked by three KTs so far about what kind of beauty treatment I've received over the weekend to improve my looks so much.

Drained sinuses and a ton of rest.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2534 on: December 19, 2016, 01:02:30 PM »
I've been being told I look tired a lot lately. No, that's just my face. Yes, really. I slept 8 hours last night. Yes, I know I have dark circles. I always have them. I'm over it, so I wish you would be  :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2535 on: December 22, 2016, 09:09:28 AM »
Went to the neurologist for the first time yesterday. I'm starting to regret telling the hospital that I can speak a little Korean bc then they're just like "eh we won't bother trying to speak English at all!" so the appointment was conducted 90% in Korean with some assists from Google translate. Like, I guess I'm proud of myself, but I'm also not confident that I'm understanding or communicating everything accurately??

Anyways, after reading over the reference letter from the other hospital and talking with me, he was like "well you're not experiencing hearing loss so I don't think it's an ear problem, and you haven't had any pain that would indicate an infection either so.... I don't know!" And just sat there for a few minutes like 애~~~ 잘 모르겠어요.....

Ok?? So I asked if I'd need a scan and he started going on about how they're expensive, and I'm like yes, I know it's expensive, but I want to know what's wrong with me already. And he was like well if we get the scan and find something strange in your head then we'll know the diagnosis but if we don't find anything strange we still won't know plus you'll have to pay....

Anyways long story short I'm getting an MRI today. I'm hoping that my coteacher has been writing my hospital visits as sick leave like I told her to. Yesterday I had to leave an hour and a half early and today I have to leave a bit over two hours early.

I was also worried about my blood pressure bc the last four times I've had it measured by one of those machines it's been in the hypertension 1 range, but I just went to the nurse at school and asked her to measure it for me and it was a healthy 120/80.

BLAH

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2536 on: December 23, 2016, 11:13:58 AM »
I've been musing on the idea of teaching back home but have been unsure of what subject (English vs Art, vs ESL). Then I saw several friends post about all the grading they have to do. Ugh hahah.

I think I'd like teaching art (not for elementary though). I've been having fun researching projects for winter art camp, much more so than figuring out activities for regular class. And I'm more interested in project based work. Wouldn't have to worry about teaching to standardized tests either. Hmmm

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2537 on: December 23, 2016, 12:02:23 PM »
Asian Hockey League last night in Anyang. Anyang Halla vs China's team; Dragons.

Anyang 16 Dragons 0

Talk about an ass kicking.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2538 on: December 23, 2016, 12:07:54 PM »
Asian Hockey League last night in Anyang. Anyang Halla vs China's team; Dragons.

Anyang 16 Dragons 0

Talk about an ass kicking.
Where do you find the hockey games? I would love to go to one here.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2539 on: December 23, 2016, 12:09:04 PM »
I've been musing on the idea of teaching back home but have been unsure of what subject (English vs Art, vs ESL). Then I saw several friends post about all the grading they have to do. Ugh hahah.

I think I'd like teaching art (not for elementary though). I've been having fun researching projects for winter art camp, much more so than figuring out activities for regular class. And I'm more interested in project based work. Wouldn't have to worry about teaching to standardized tests either. Hmmm

I too have been musing with the idea of teaching back home.  At the moment ESL is in the lead, but I am considering other subjects.  I know male elementary teachers are a bit in demand because of the lack of them back home, but I think I would rather teach something like art in secondary school.  I used to be a photography based artist back home but haven't practised much lately.  It might be worth reconsidering.  I like art, liked my art teachers when I was in school. 

Thanks for sparking that train of thought.