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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1760 on: October 27, 2016, 10:40:12 AM »
A student left their notebook in class and I noticed a worksheet from the book titled, "Let's go to movie."   :undecided:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1761 on: October 27, 2016, 11:02:54 AM »
A student left their notebook in class and I noticed a worksheet from the book titled, "Let's go to movie."   :undecided:

One time I noticed my elem. 5th graders spelling a word incorrectly, "vesetable." I then saw that their worksheets from my coT (when she teaches alone and I'm at a diff. school) had it spelled that way.  :blank: :blank: I also had to correct "potatoes" but that one is at least a little more understandable.

Pretty sure she doesn't make her own worksheets and gets them from somewhere... but seems like she doesn't bother to actually check the materials.

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« Reply #1762 on: October 31, 2016, 12:07:19 PM »
Related to my Rant post. Went to GwanMunSa with my principal and another ajumma. REALLY NICE TEMPLE and I'M SICK OF TEMPLES SO THAT SAYS SOMETHING.

Anyway, they both know that I brew makgeolli. So we're at the temple and there are all of these bags of mepssal (great for starting a brew, not like chapssal). Anyhoo, I mention, "Wow, that looks like nice rice" and the ajumma says "Wow, Kevin, would you like some, it's on me."

This is 10 000W for a kilo of organic, preemo rice.

SURE.

"Here you are, Kevin. Now you can go place it in front of the Buddha statue."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1763 on: October 31, 2016, 01:37:07 PM »
Maybe this is a bit short sighted but I've always wondered about it.  If you were born in Korea, lived abroad and then came back and so can speak both languages fluently (I mean native level English and Korean), aren't you incredibly valuable as a teacher?

I mean are people like that able to charge a much higher fee for tutoring?

The idea of being exposed to native level English but at the same time being able to get an accurate translation in Korean at the same time must be quite attractive.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1764 on: October 31, 2016, 02:30:40 PM »
Maybe this is a bit short sighted but I've always wondered about it.  If you were born in Korea, lived abroad and then came back and so can speak both languages fluently (I mean native level English and Korean), aren't you incredibly valuable as a teacher?

I mean are people like that able to charge a much higher fee for tutoring?

The idea of being exposed to native level English but at the same time being able to get an accurate translation in Korean at the same time must be quite attractive.

A friend of mine is just as you have described. He charges what I consider the normal rate. 50,000 an hour/person, which lowers depending on the number of hours or number of students.

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« Reply #1765 on: October 31, 2016, 02:32:25 PM »
I wanted to post this on Friday but the site was down

So, on Friday my principal kept me after to talk to me. As usual, nothing "bad," just her wanting to talk. It continues to be a little awkward but it's nice to practice my listening in Korean in a "real life" context.

Conversation topics included:
Her telling me the "right way" to wash your hair. No, not joking. She'd been telling me for a month that she wanted to tell me the best way to wash hair, as if it was some amazing discovery she just made.
Talking about trot music
Talking about music education in the States
Her giving me "helpful" teaching tips like "be sure to speak loudly" and "explain things again more slowly and simply if a student doesn't understand" and "be sure to say hello to all the students". She also told me to be sure to say hello to all the Korean teachers because Korean people are shy and to especially say hello to the male teachers (???)

She also asked me how things were going with boss cot to which I responded "Things became a little bit okay" and told me to let her know if I have any more troubles with her

(On a related note, I told the nice cot that I had talked with the principal about boss cot before so if she wanted to talk to her about it, she would be sympathetic and take her seriously)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1766 on: October 31, 2016, 03:14:17 PM »
I wanted to post this on Friday but the site was down

So, on Friday my principal kept me after to talk to me. As usual, nothing "bad," just her wanting to talk. It continues to be a little awkward but it's nice to practice my listening in Korean in a "real life" context.

Conversation topics included:
Her telling me the "right way" to wash your hair. No, not joking. She'd been telling me for a month that she wanted to tell me the best way to wash hair, as if it was some amazing discovery she just made.
Talking about trot music
Talking about music education in the States
Her giving me "helpful" teaching tips like "be sure to speak loudly" and "explain things again more slowly and simply if a student doesn't understand" and "be sure to say hello to all the students". She also told me to be sure to say hello to all the Korean teachers because Korean people are shy and to especially say hello to the male teachers (???)

She also asked me how things were going with boss cot to which I responded "Things became a little bit okay" and told me to let her know if I have any more troubles with her

(On a related note, I told the nice cot that I had talked with the principal about boss cot before so if she wanted to talk to her about it, she would be sympathetic and take her seriously)

I wish anyone would talk to me about trot. Trot is the best. Also what's the best way to wash your hair? I always just shampoo and conditioner. If I use any leave-in product or anything, it's greasy.

I'll talk with you about trot, cowboy.

So, according to her, this is how to wash your hair

First, of all, you must wash it at night, because you are too busy in the morning. But remember that at night the oil comes out of your scalp. But it is best to wash your hair at night right before going to bed.

Because of all the oil that comes out of your scalp, when you wash your hair you really need to scrub and massage your scalp to get rid of all the oil. Don't use a lot of shampoo, but really rub it in. Don't put the shampoo on the rest of your hair, only the scalp. And be sure to massage it. Rinse it out one time, and then shampoo and rinse your scalp two more times, for a total of three times, because you really must be sure to get all the nasty oil off your scalp.

Then, use conditioner on the rest of your hair, but not on the scalp.

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I mean, yes, some of this is common knowledge/intuitive: shampoo for the roots, conditioner for the ends, and it's less damaging to your hair to air-dry which is less inconvenient overnight. But it was just so bizarre because of her strong emphasis on how important it is to GET RID OF ALL THE OIL

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1767 on: October 31, 2016, 03:20:11 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1768 on: October 31, 2016, 03:21:29 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

This may have a different connotation than you intended.  :wink:

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« Reply #1769 on: October 31, 2016, 03:27:13 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

This may have a different connotation than you intended.  :wink:

Sure, if you're of a certain mind you could go there. :rolleyes: True hairistas will know what I'm talking about, though, and they'll reply with proper decorum. :angel:

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« Reply #1770 on: October 31, 2016, 03:34:32 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

This may have a different connotation than you intended.  :wink:

Sure, if you're of a certain mind you could go there. :rolleyes: True hairistas will know what I'm talking about, though, and they'll reply with proper decorum. :angel:

I was no-poo for a year before I gave up on it. For me, after my hair got past a certain length, it was just too oily and gross. Co-only also results in heavy-feeling hair for me. Could never really figure out the baking soda nonsense. Easiest/best for your hair is to use either goat's milk shampoo bar or some SLS-free shampoo coupled with cone-free conditioner (if you use it)

My hair is super finicky so I've explored a lot of options, but I'm thinking of returning to the good ol' "cut it all off" method lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1771 on: October 31, 2016, 03:36:23 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

This may have a different connotation than you intended.  :wink:

Sure, if you're of a certain mind you could go there. :rolleyes: True hairistas will know what I'm talking about, though, and they'll reply with proper decorum. :angel:

I was no-poo for a year before I gave up on it. For me, after my hair got past a certain length, it was just too oily and gross. Co-only also results in heavy-feeling hair for me. Could never really figure out the baking soda nonsense. Easiest/best for your hair is to use either goat's milk shampoo bar or some SLS-free shampoo coupled with cone-free conditioner (if you use it)

My hair is super finicky so I've explored a lot of options, but I'm thinking of returning to the good ol' "cut it all off" method lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1772 on: October 31, 2016, 08:18:49 PM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

This may have a different connotation than you intended.  :wink:

Sure, if you're of a certain mind you could go there. :rolleyes: True hairistas will know what I'm talking about, though, and they'll reply with proper decorum. :angel:

I was no-poo for a year before I gave up on it. For me, after my hair got past a certain length, it was just too oily and gross. Co-only also results in heavy-feeling hair for me. Could never really figure out the baking soda nonsense. Easiest/best for your hair is to use either goat's milk shampoo bar or some SLS-free shampoo coupled with cone-free conditioner (if you use it)

My hair is super finicky so I've explored a lot of options, but I'm thinking of returning to the good ol' "cut it all off" method lol

Thanks for validating my comment, moonbrie. I probably have less hair than you, and less and less by the day, so perhaps no-poo would be more manageable for me. Or maybe I'll just take the plunge straight to a bacterial spray and forgo "poo" (and showers) altogether  :afro:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1773 on: November 01, 2016, 07:39:47 AM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

I started a couple months ago. I was losing too much time (and hair). I try to go one week without washing (my hair is a bit past my shoulders) but average about twice a week. I use a hair mask/shampoo/vinegar rinse and then dry shampoo throughout the week (Klorane works incredibly well for me). Been working well so far.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1774 on: November 01, 2016, 08:49:06 AM »
Is anybody out there no-pooing? I think I'd like to try.

I started a couple months ago. I was losing too much time (and hair). I try to go one week without washing (my hair is a bit past my shoulders) but average about twice a week. I use a hair mask/shampoo/vinegar rinse and then dry shampoo throughout the week (Klorane works incredibly well for me). Been working well so far.
I tried it for a while. Even though my hair is kind of short, it's super thick and curly. It was fine for about 2 weeks and then my scalp started getting kind of clogged up with dirt, product, and sweat. Co-washing wouldn't remove it. Good luck to the rest of y'all though.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1775 on: November 01, 2016, 08:53:32 AM »
I've never tried it. I wash my hair about 3 or 4 times a week cuz my hair gets pretty oily otherwise. Would going shampoo free make a big difference? I have noticed that when I go on week long camping trips with no real showers that I can make it longer times with no shampooing.

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« Reply #1776 on: November 01, 2016, 09:22:09 AM »
I've never tried it. I wash my hair about 3 or 4 times a week cuz my hair gets pretty oily otherwise. Would going shampoo free make a big difference? I have noticed that when I go on week long camping trips with no real showers that I can make it longer times with no shampooing.

The idea is that water alone can remove the major dirt, and remove most of the oil, but not all of it, because your hair actually needs some of it. Shampoo is really stripping and damaging to hair.

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« Reply #1777 on: November 01, 2016, 09:37:42 AM »
I've tried using shampoo-alternatives, but they all either leave my scalp feeling just as greasy and/or leave my hair strands feeling dry and dull.

My hair seems to be happy with shampoo and conditioning. But then I spend money on good shit. And people always say not to put conditioner directly on the scalp, but I always do, and my hair seems happier for it (I guess it balances out whatever the shampoo strips away).

I can also get away with not washing my hair everyday so that I'm not always stripping my scalp of natural oils (which, as Ajahya has stated, your scalp and your hair actually need for optimal health). The idea behind cleaning your hair is to get rid of access and built-up oil, not to completely strip it all away.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1778 on: November 01, 2016, 09:37:54 AM »
I've never tried it. I wash my hair about 3 or 4 times a week cuz my hair gets pretty oily otherwise. Would going shampoo free make a big difference? I have noticed that when I go on week long camping trips with no real showers that I can make it longer times with no shampooing.

The idea is that water alone can remove the major dirt, and remove most of the oil, but not all of it, because your hair actually needs some of it. Shampoo is really stripping and damaging to hair.

Maybe I'll try this over the weekend. I'll wash my hair on Thursday night, and then just use water on Saturday, maybe Sunday, to see if I can go at least two or three days without shampoo. I've always wanted to try because I know shampoo can be really drying, but my hair gets oily really fast, so I'll test it out over the weekend.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1779 on: November 01, 2016, 09:46:16 AM »
I've never tried it. I wash my hair about 3 or 4 times a week cuz my hair gets pretty oily otherwise. Would going shampoo free make a big difference? I have noticed that when I go on week long camping trips with no real showers that I can make it longer times with no shampooing.

The idea is that water alone can remove the major dirt, and remove most of the oil, but not all of it, because your hair actually needs some of it. Shampoo is really stripping and damaging to hair.
Yeah, I know the natural oils are good. Thats why I don't wash every day, but it does get a little gross after a few days. But I just cut a bunch of hair off so maybe that will be better! Haha.