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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #620 on: July 04, 2016, 09:56:31 AM »
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 #621 on: July 04, 2016, 10:02:56 AM »
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 #622 on: July 04, 2016, 10:24:11 AM »
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:

*continues reading*

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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« Reply #623 on: July 04, 2016, 10:35:05 AM »
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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« Reply #624 on: July 04, 2016, 10:35:22 AM »
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 #625 on: July 04, 2016, 12:34:52 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 #626 on: July 04, 2016, 12:43:25 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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« Reply #627 on: July 04, 2016, 12:50:14 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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« Reply #628 on: July 04, 2016, 01:37:19 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 #629 on: July 04, 2016, 01:57:04 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 #630 on: July 04, 2016, 02:07:44 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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« Reply #631 on: July 04, 2016, 02:13:10 PM »
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #632 on: July 04, 2016, 02:16:13 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 #633 on: July 04, 2016, 02:33:15 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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« Reply #634 on: July 04, 2016, 03:27:15 PM »
I think almond milk in smoothies tastes great. Adds a nice nutty flavor!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #635 on: July 04, 2016, 04:29:48 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 #636 on: July 04, 2016, 04:47:43 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

I have a thing about food waste... so even if I don't like it, I'll still chug it down. For this reason I ask for a lot of opinions on certain types of food combinations to help me decide if the risk is worth possibly being all like:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #637 on: July 05, 2016, 08:43:44 AM »
Today just went from 0-100 real quick, but in a great way. I was supposed to have my open class today. I'm not planning on staying and I don't really care how it turns out, but i'll do my part. Just wasn't looking forward to people I don't know and most likely will never see again whining about stupid stuff in the lesson.

Anyways, yesterday my coteacher was MIA because she "burned herself". Today she wasn't here either, and apparently didn't let the school know either. Another KET whom I have never taught with before comes up to me:

Her: Are you planning on staying here next year?
Me: No.
Her: Ok, your open class is cancelled.
Me: Great.

I guess you could say that right after independence day....I have declared my independence from this system....or something like that.

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« Reply #638 on: July 05, 2016, 08:59:27 AM »
harambe matata
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« Reply #639 on: July 05, 2016, 09:52:28 AM »
The most thrilling comeback in ESL game history.

Team 6 is in the hole. Deep in the hole. A series of mistakes and bad luck seems to ensure that victory is nigh impossible today. Lacking all hope for a brighter future, when their turn comes around, Team 6 ironically cheer for minus points in order to see how low their humiliation can go. Darkness and depression consume all.

Penultimate round, a fluke answer and scoring bonanza bring Team 6 out of the red. The mood shifts from despondency to tempered optimism. Team 1's once insurmountable lead is shaken. "안 돼ㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐ!" they shriek. Yet, being 2nd graders, arrogance wins their hearts and the taunting resumes. Surely our lead is secure, right?

Wrong. A flubbed answer by Team 2 opens the floor to all comers and Team 6 grabs their chance. This is a "cultural question" and, as Team 6 are book smart but lacking in general cultural knowledge that extends beyond Obuhwatch and Twiceuh, the players take a wild gamble on the answer. Their courage pays off. The answer is worth a towering ten points. A ray of sunshine appears...

This sets up a two-way tie going into the bonus round. Team 1's flippant condescension melts away as the momentum shifts to Team 6. The clock, unsympathetic to the unfolding drama, marches inexorably forward: 9:45 is coming. Sweat dribbles down the players' brows as the air con is not allowed to be used on this day in July. But as Aries the God of war cares not for air con, the action continues.

The last two contenders stand ready, and the final question is displayed. Despite the high stakes it seems like Team 1 has been shocked into submission and is reacting in slow motion. Team 6, sensing looming victory, nimbly dismiss the bonus question using grammar points skillfully taught by their stunningly handsome foreign teacher. Pandemonium ensues, Team 6 erupts in whoops of joy as Team 1 sits in subdued silence. Victory and defeat are brothers. Yin and Yang.

Team 6 gleefully reap the spoils of hard fought victory, aka Tootsie Pop miniatures.

This victory shall echo through the halls of time, the strategy and methods employed will be studied and discussed for millenia. Never forgotten will be, this day of dreams realized. Or until PE class...

Today was a good day.