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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3420 on: April 20, 2017, 01:40:15 PM »
I just burped and got a good whiff of lunch from it and I don't like that. It's basically like gaseous vomit.

That happened to me a couple of weeks ago after I ate at a new burger place. I was asked why it smelled like a burger in the living room, and I was like..ummm, my bad, but you have to admit it is pretty weird that it smells just like the burger. :laugh: :-[ :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3421 on: April 20, 2017, 03:03:12 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food. 

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« Reply #3422 on: April 20, 2017, 03:06:45 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.
Vietnam is great, you should definitely go! And the street food is so yummy.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3423 on: April 20, 2017, 06:39:07 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3424 on: April 20, 2017, 07:33:28 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3425 on: April 21, 2017, 07:56:47 AM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

If you're in Hanoi, I can direct you towards a great goose resto (Ramsay approved), the best Bun Cha and a snake resto.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3426 on: April 21, 2017, 07:58:25 AM »
I came up the stairs to my class, turned the corner and BAM! two of my grade 4 students in matching pink clothes tell me, in unison, "Come play with us, teacher."




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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3427 on: April 21, 2017, 08:41:49 AM »
I hope I can explain this well...

Why do Koreans struggle with writing out numbers?  I mean if it's a large number in the tens or hundreds of thousands, my students and CTs don't seem to know where to place the "comma" that seperates the digits.

I know our counting systems are slightly different (I guess?) and I can understand not knowing how to speak numbers, but isn't writing out a number universal?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3428 on: April 21, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
I hope I can explain this well...

Why do Koreans struggle with writing out numbers?  I mean if it's a large number in the tens or hundreds of thousands, my students and CTs don't seem to know where to place the "comma" that seperates the digits.

I know our counting systems are slightly different (I guess?) and I can understand not knowing how to speak numbers, but isn't writing out a number universal?

I see a lot of numbers written dsown in a hybrid way, honestly. 2억  10 만.

I very rarely see 100 000W written down.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3429 on: April 21, 2017, 08:57:15 AM »
I hope I can explain this well...

Why do Koreans struggle with writing out numbers?  I mean if it's a large number in the tens or hundreds of thousands, my students and CTs don't seem to know where to place the "comma" that seperates the digits.

I know our counting systems are slightly different (I guess?) and I can understand not knowing how to speak numbers, but isn't writing out a number universal?

I was actually just thinking about this the other day. I noticed that they don't ever immediately recognize the value of a large number until they've spent a minute or two "calculating" how to say it in Korean first.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3430 on: April 21, 2017, 09:12:22 AM »
I hope I can explain this well...

Why do Koreans struggle with writing out numbers?  I mean if it's a large number in the tens or hundreds of thousands, my students and CTs don't seem to know where to place the "comma" that seperates the digits.

I know our counting systems are slightly different (I guess?) and I can understand not knowing how to speak numbers, but isn't writing out a number universal?

I see a lot of numbers written dsown in a hybrid way, honestly. 2억  10 만.

I very rarely see 100 000W written down.

Yeah, I was going to say the same. Usually they don't write out the whole number if it's more than 100,000. We would probably do the same in English if our counters were single syllables.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3431 on: April 21, 2017, 09:19:32 AM »
Haha, Ajahya, can yhou imagine you see a sign for some nice golf clubs?

SALE. Two-thousand four-hundred and ninety nine dollars One thousand six hundred and sixty eight dollars and fifty cents. FIRE SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, Chinguetti, this has led to some interesting conversations with co-teachers over the years.

"CO2, your taxes this year are two million and fifty won."

WTF, SERIOUS?

Looks at paper

That's 250 000W. Not two million.

"Ah, sorry."

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" CO2, your extra pay for the camp will be forty thousand won."

Why bother? Jeez.

Look at paper

That's 400 000W.

"Ah, sorry."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3432 on: April 21, 2017, 09:35:11 AM »
Yesterday I was waiting at the bus stop when a wee old ajumma entered the scene. 

She proceeded to talk at me for like 10 minutes straight.  All I really understood was that everything hurts and she didn't eat breakfast or lunch, but then she started rambling about jjajangmyeon for awhile.  I asked if she was hungry and she just laughed. 

Then an old ajeossi arrived.  I hoped she'd redirect her ramblings.  But he whips out his smart phone and starts blasting trot music.   

I would have felt rude fiddling with my phone so I was literally just nodding my head at seemingly appropriate intervals but making mostly bewildered expressions unless I actually understood something. 

Why do old people like talking at me??  :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3433 on: April 21, 2017, 12:36:42 PM »
I have a cold and am dying for a cold Coke or Dr. Pepper. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3434 on: April 21, 2017, 01:33:30 PM »
I hope I can explain this well...

Why do Koreans struggle with writing out numbers?  I mean if it's a large number in the tens or hundreds of thousands, my students and CTs don't seem to know where to place the "comma" that seperates the digits.

I know our counting systems are slightly different (I guess?) and I can understand not knowing how to speak numbers, but isn't writing out a number universal?

I was actually just thinking about this the other day. I noticed that they don't ever immediately recognize the value of a large number until they've spent a minute or two "calculating" how to say it in Korean first.

Korean numbers are in groups of 4 digits, English is groups of 3.

I always confused for a few seconds when I see a price tag with 50 man won; first thinking it is about 50 USD, and a great deal, then realizing that it is more than I would be willing to pay.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3435 on: April 21, 2017, 01:49:12 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

Do it! If you come to saigon drop me a PM and I can take you on a motorbike/food tour :)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3436 on: April 21, 2017, 01:54:34 PM »
Yesterday I was waiting at the bus stop when a wee old ajumma entered the scene. 

She proceeded to talk at me for like 10 minutes straight.  All I really understood was that everything hurts and she didn't eat breakfast or lunch, but then she started rambling about jjajangmyeon for awhile.  I asked if she was hungry and she just laughed. 

Then an old ajeossi arrived.  I hoped she'd redirect her ramblings.  But he whips out his smart phone and starts blasting trot music.   

I would have felt rude fiddling with my phone so I was literally just nodding my head at seemingly appropriate intervals but making mostly bewildered expressions unless I actually understood something. 

Why do old people like talking at me??  :cry:

I don't know what the old dude at my school officially does but he's our general old dude and he does this to me all the time. I'll be chillin in the English room and just working and he'll come in and talk at me. He's nice but I understand like maybe 15% of what he's saying but he seems convinced that I speak perfect Korean. Then I also see him everywhere!!!! He hangs out with other old dudes near the train station so I always run into him and sometimes he takes the same bus as me :'(

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3437 on: April 21, 2017, 02:00:05 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

Do it! If you come to saigon drop me a PM and I can take you on a motorbike/food tour :)

At the same time?  I knew you were mint!!  :-* Can I add in shaving on the bike too?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3438 on: April 21, 2017, 02:07:16 PM »
I have a cold and am dying for a cold Coke or Dr. Pepper.

It's my go to when I am ill, especially if I have a sore throat. Ice cold coke. So I understand completely. I am terribly ill at the moment, I think I have man flu.
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« Reply #3439 on: April 21, 2017, 02:40:52 PM »
I wouldn't mind one day moving from a Korean E-2 visa to an American E-2 visa.
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