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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1880 on: November 07, 2016, 10:54:09 AM »
I knew that my boyfriend had lost a good amount of weight since I left for Korea, but today I found out just how much weight.

90 pounds!!! Ahh!!! I'm happy for him but also feel grossly inadequate because I've only lost 15 pounds since coming to Korea.

It's not a terrible surprise though because his hobby is taking hikes anywhere from 2-8 hours long with 30-50 pounds of weight in his backpack. And running up 100+ flights of stairs, often with aforementioned backpack. Meanwhile all I do is swing dancing.  :cry: :cry: :lipsrsealed:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1881 on: November 07, 2016, 11:09:11 AM »
I get blocks of cheese from Emart! And [cheese] graters can be super cheap. Def worth picking one up if you haven't got one already.  ;D

If you can find an Emart Traders instead of the normal one, it is worth it. I bought like a kilo block of pepper jack the other day for 10,000won. They also carry, feta, mozzarella, colby jack, cheddar, smoked cheeses, cottage cheese, and even sour cream. The one near me also carries a frozen lasagna that is pretty good for a no fuss bake. :)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1882 on: November 07, 2016, 11:14:02 AM »
I get blocks of cheese from Emart! And [cheese] graters can be super cheap. Def worth picking one up if you haven't got one already.  ;D

If you can find an Emart Traders instead of the normal one, it is worth it. I bought like a kilo block of pepper jack the other day for 10,000won. They also carry, feta, mozzarella, colby jack, cheddar, smoked cheeses, cottage cheese, and even sour cream. The one near me also carries a frozen lasagna that is pretty good for a no fuss bake. :)

OMG I miss feta... Can you order online???

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1883 on: November 07, 2016, 11:22:45 AM »
I get blocks of cheese from Emart! And [cheese] graters can be super cheap. Def worth picking one up if you haven't got one already.  ;D

If you can find an Emart Traders instead of the normal one, it is worth it. I bought like a kilo block of pepper jack the other day for 10,000won. They also carry, feta, mozzarella, colby jack, cheddar, smoked cheeses, cottage cheese, and even sour cream. The one near me also carries a frozen lasagna that is pretty good for a no fuss bake. :)

Oh man I think I know the lasagna you're talking about -- is it the one with gorgonzola? So good.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1884 on: November 07, 2016, 11:54:27 AM »
Those sound good. But why use garlic powder when Korean garlic is so yum? Garlic powder always tastes kind of... blah, to me.

I love both but use each for different flavor effects. Fresh minced garlic? Oh yes.

One of the best pizzas I had back home had italian sausage with fresh minced garlic. Amazing

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1885 on: November 07, 2016, 12:16:08 PM »
Yeah. I use the imported garlic powder sometimes. Honestly, if I were going to do mac and cheese from scratch, I might as well throw in some fresh minced when the butter is going.

I am honestly not sure if Emart Traders has an online order. If you let us know in which area you live, maybe we can see if there is one that isn't too far. Normal Emart should have feta, but it will be a small amount for a hefty price.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1886 on: November 07, 2016, 03:11:52 PM »
Sometimes I use both garlic powder and minced garlic in the same dish...  :shocked:

Got back to my main school today and the office was entirely dark... but I found one lone teacher. Apparently everyone else is on a field trip to Seoul for 3 days. Poor dude. I'm at travel schools M-W so he's literally all alone in the office (secretary is still in the hospital) until they return.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1887 on: November 07, 2016, 03:16:44 PM »
I think it's worth it, especially if you don't have alternative plans in mind. I'm visiting home in Feb, got round trip tix for around $850. Love my rabbit. Plus SO, family, friends. And food. Glorious food

If you're able, also consider leaving via different airport. I'm going through Busan this time instead of Incheon and it's a bit cheaper. Also just happened to have shorter flight times in my case. I also checked Gimpo
I'll check the different airports; thanks for the idea. :) The food might just seal the deal for me...

Go home. It's worth it. Imagine literal personal space. Imagine warm buildings. Imagine cat. Literally. Also, we get paid enough that taking a plane home and spending a bit on vacation when we're back in wherever our respective homes are doesn't make that much of a dent.
I could play my music as loud as I want without worrying that the neighbors can hear me, my home has a wood stove and I miss that real heat, and my kitty...<3

You've just about convinced me! I'm renewing at my school so that renewal bonus would pay for my trip, so I'm trying to make myself believe it's like I'm getting a free trip but no renewal bonus. My student loans are constantly weighing on my mind, but I've never been away from home this long before. I think I probably will go home, I just have to find out the days for vacation and buy the ticket. :huh: 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1888 on: November 07, 2016, 03:22:55 PM »
Some of the songs in the musical textbooks ARE SO BAD. There's no rhythm at all, it's like an English lesson spoken over a shitty beat.

If anyone has used the "Ready Action" series, you'll know what I'm talking about. I've used these books in two different cities so I imagine there are some of you out there. 
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1889 on: November 07, 2016, 03:32:33 PM »
Some of the songs in the musical textbooks ARE SO BAD. There's no rhythm at all, it's like an English lesson spoken over a shitty beat.

If anyone has used the "Ready Action" series, you'll know what I'm talking about. I've used these books in two different cities so I imagine there are some of you out there.
Yeah we either just listen once and keep going, or skip it entirely because the students hate them so much. It seems like the point of them is to get stuck in your head, but that's unlikely when it's just spoken like you said.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1890 on: November 07, 2016, 03:38:51 PM »
Some of the songs in the musical textbooks ARE SO BAD. There's no rhythm at all, it's like an English lesson spoken over a shitty beat.

If anyone has used the "Ready Action" series, you'll know what I'm talking about. I've used these books in two different cities so I imagine there are some of you out there.
Yeah we either just listen once and keep going, or skip it entirely because the students hate them so much. It seems like the point of them is to get stuck in your head, but that's unlikely when it's just spoken like you said.

That, or there are too many syllables so it seems really forced. There are times when they'll force two or three syllables into a single beat or they'll take one beat and stretch it out to two or three, but keeping the same note, so it sounds robotic.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1891 on: November 07, 2016, 03:50:33 PM »
Some of the songs in the musical textbooks ARE SO BAD. There's no rhythm at all, it's like an English lesson spoken over a shitty beat.

If anyone has used the "Ready Action" series, you'll know what I'm talking about. I've used these books in two different cities so I imagine there are some of you out there.
Yeah we either just listen once and keep going, or skip it entirely because the students hate them so much. It seems like the point of them is to get stuck in your head, but that's unlikely when it's just spoken like you said.

That, or there are too many syllables so it seems really forced. There are times when they'll force two or three syllables into a single beat or they'll take one beat and stretch it out to two or three, but keeping the same note, so it sounds robotic.

PPAP > Korean textbook "songs"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1892 on: November 07, 2016, 04:02:24 PM »
Some of the songs in the musical textbooks ARE SO BAD. There's no rhythm at all, it's like an English lesson spoken over a shitty beat.

If anyone has used the "Ready Action" series, you'll know what I'm talking about. I've used these books in two different cities so I imagine there are some of you out there.
Yeah we either just listen once and keep going, or skip it entirely because the students hate them so much. It seems like the point of them is to get stuck in your head, but that's unlikely when it's just spoken like you said.

That, or there are too many syllables so it seems really forced. There are times when they'll force two or three syllables into a single beat or they'll take one beat and stretch it out to two or three, but keeping the same note, so it sounds robotic.

PPAP > Korean textbook "songs"

I used that song today for the third grade "I Have a Pencil" lesson.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1893 on: November 08, 2016, 11:01:45 AM »
Getting new glasses last week did not solve my nausea/dizziness problems. Planning to go to the hospital with my coteacher on Thursday - I hope it works out this time. The worst part of all this is that it's very hard to get work done. Once I've started feeling dizzy and sick, the only thing that makes it go away is taking a nap/lying down for a while.

why does my body hate meeeeee

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1894 on: November 08, 2016, 11:33:06 AM »
School lunch of Sweet and Sour chicken turned out to be Sweet and Sour Cuttlefish!

Still good but not what I was expecting.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1895 on: November 08, 2016, 01:47:36 PM »
#basedcowboyshirt, was there a time when you did consume sugar? 

Do you feel healthier now that you don't?  Do you feel that you look healthier?  Genuine questions from my own curiosity!

If I gave up all junk food I'd be expecting some pretty serious changes in how I felt and looked to make it worthwhile  :P

Kudos to your diet!

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« Reply #1896 on: November 08, 2016, 02:06:51 PM »
#basedcowboyshirt, was there a time when you did consume sugar? 

Do you feel healthier now that you don't?  Do you feel that you look healthier?  Genuine questions from my own curiosity!

If I gave up all junk food I'd be expecting some pretty serious changes in how I felt and looked to make it worthwhile  :P

Kudos to your diet!

No, eating any significant amount of processed sugar makes me feel super dizzy and my energy immediately crashes. So, I avoid it whenever possible. And also, sugar is terrible for your health. I don't avoid it for health reasons, though. It just makes me feel disgusting and awful.

Also, I look terrible and generally feel terrible all the time. I don't think this is related to sugar.

Also, junk food is overpriced and has very few nutrients, so if you eat it, you're basically exchanging literal money (valuable) for empty calories (not valuable).

So yeah, it's just a happy coincidence that I can't eat sugar and that sugar is terrible.

Haha tell me about it!  I'm in the same boat  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1897 on: November 09, 2016, 09:56:12 AM »
So far, since my one coteacher decided I seem hungry and need food I have received...
day 1: four chewy candies
day 2: two fun-size candy bars
day 3: two full-size candy bars and a sleeve of crackers
day 4: one full-size candy bar and a sleeve of crackers
day 5: one full-size candy bar
day 6: one bag of jelly candies

I decided today to bring food to school precisely due to her incessant gifts of candy to me, so that she would hopefully stop, but realized after she gave me the jelly candies that she works on the complete opposite side of the office so she will likely never see me eating my food.

It's very nice of her, and it's not that I don't like being given things, but I don't like the sense that everyone sees me and even think I need them to be giving me food. Also if I'm gifted candy I feel compelled to eat it and my increase in candy consumption is certainly not healthy.

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« Reply #1898 on: November 09, 2016, 10:16:30 AM »
I guess one of my cots has been increasingly concerned by my not eating lunch?

I have classes with her three days a week. On Monday, she gave me four small candies. On Wednesday, she gave me two fun-size candy bars. Today, she gave me a sleeve of crackers and two full-size candy bars.

I'm honestly fine not eating lunch but I'm starting to think I need to figure out something to eat because this has been getting a little ridiculous. First the principal and her muffins and bringing me food from the cafeteria, now this. I just don't have much time to prepare lunch before school, and I don't want to just eat cup ramyeon or some equally processed instant food every day.

Sigh

Can you cook the night before and store the meal in your fridge?
It's what I do since I don't have time to cook before work as well.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1899 on: November 09, 2016, 02:25:02 PM »
Did everyone just die overnight?

This is the slowest I've seen this site during the week.

EDIT: You know what, nevermind, I know what it is.
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