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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4260 on: October 16, 2017, 09:52:48 AM »
Jinju Festival was gorgeous!  Pretty darn magical a sight.

It was good then?  It really is a lovely sight at night standing on the bridge and looking down the river.  All well organised and at night, looks amazing.  Did you get a motel near to the river?


Really quite good, definitely not something to be missed.  I was also pleasantly surprised to see some animatronic type floats as well!  The fire breathing dragon was my favorite.  There were also some stunning peacocks whose feathers unfolded in a fabulous fashion.  For some reason the birds also breathed fire as well; maybe peacock isn't the correct bird...  :laugh: :laugh:

Actually ended up arriving much later than expected so I just bounced to Busan on the last bus and crashed with some folks.  It was a long journey from my little isle but I'm super glad I went!  Highly recommend it!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4261 on: October 20, 2017, 07:56:39 AM »
Not sure what this is saying, but I kind of noticed how new Korean people's cars are.  I live very rurally and see that the majority of cars that people are driving were made within the last 10 years.  Probably mostly even within the last 5 years.  Either it tells me that Koreans are rich enough to upgrade to the new models the whole time, getting finance is easy, the cars are affordable or they just don't want to look 'poor' or behind others.  I know they don't have 'classics' like in the west, but bar the beaten-up porter trucks, most are new.  If I go back to England there isn't anywhere near the same proportion of 'new' cars being driven. 

*pointless observation over*


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4262 on: October 20, 2017, 07:59:32 AM »
Realised my new favourite smell is onions and garlic frying in a lovely olive oil.

Actually, I love olive oil.

My Lottemart has this sale on different olive oils, and I just can't help myself when I walk past them, so now my cooker has a bunch of different olive oils next to it.  When I was in Daejeon 'Galleria' a while back I saw an unfiltered olive oil that I had to buy.  Lovely. 

I like olive oil.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4263 on: October 20, 2017, 02:33:16 PM »
I asked to borrow a power tool (from the school) for a home repair (yes, I could buy one, but they have never had a problem with me using tools, and I even think the dude appreciates it because I fix stuff in the classroom, too). After asking he said they don't have one, but paused, and said they do but it is 110 volts, and a US plug. I told him that I have some US 110 volt outlets at home, and he told me to take it and that there is no need to return it since they can't use it. Score.  :shocked: :afro:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4264 on: October 20, 2017, 03:15:48 PM »
Realised my new favourite smell is onions and garlic frying in a lovely olive oil.

Actually, I love olive oil.

My Lottemart has this sale on different olive oils, and I just can't help myself when I walk past them, so now my cooker has a bunch of different olive oils next to it.  When I was in Daejeon 'Galleria' a while back I saw an unfiltered olive oil that I had to buy.  Lovely. 

I like olive oil.

My father, on the family farm back home, grows olives and bottles real extra virgin olive oil (pressed off site though).  But he just can't compete on price with the bigger (mostly import) companies, and he's positive that what they label as extra virgin is not actually extra virgin but there is no proper regulation on the labeling so it's probably virgin or blended oil.  It's disappointing, as the family stuff is quality and it should sell really well, imho.

I like olive oil too.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4265 on: October 23, 2017, 09:34:04 AM »
And it's basically my last week of classes (through Halloween anyway).  My how the time has flown.  I'm bittersweet about leaving (I really like my kids and my main school's faculty and staff are super awesome) but I've become too restless for this island.   

Been a really good run though.  Better to leave on a good note before I become jaded and cynical, hah. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4266 on: October 23, 2017, 10:51:46 AM »
My school PC (notebook) has started making chirping noises.  It's an old computer anyway, with Windows 7 and multiple problems.  Part of me hopes it dies and I get a new one, but I realize how unrealistic that is. 

I'm going to back everything up on a usb today.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4267 on: October 23, 2017, 02:25:49 PM »
Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4268 on: October 23, 2017, 02:30:24 PM »
I went and hiked Seoraksan this weekend, to Decheongbong which is the highest peak, and while it was beautiful and perfect weather, my body feels like it's enflamed with every step I take today. My joints have never felt as sore as my ankles and knees felt while doing it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4269 on: October 24, 2017, 09:03:57 AM »
Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor.
You would be doing *a lot* of people a big favour by posting it here and elsewhere!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4270 on: October 24, 2017, 01:51:40 PM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4271 on: October 24, 2017, 02:57:48 PM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4272 on: October 24, 2017, 03:23:32 PM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

A pasty sounds amazing right now.  Especially as the weather gets chiller.  Back round home there's a pasty food truck and it's one of my favorite things.  Love the bangers and mash pasty slathered in Guinness gravy. 

Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor.
You would be doing *a lot* of people a big favour by posting it here and elsewhere!


Now I feel I've spoken too highly of my work-in-progress  :laugh:  A basic how to use NEIS document exists on the JLP teachers FB page already, but I don't know how detailed it gets as I learned how to use it via my ever kind main coT.  Perhaps I shall post it when complete, maybe it would be of use to someone!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4273 on: October 24, 2017, 09:43:53 PM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

A pasty sounds amazing right now.  Especially as the weather gets chiller.  Back round home there's a pasty food truck and it's one of my favorite things.  Love the bangers and mash pasty slathered in Guinness gravy. 

Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor.
You would be doing *a lot* of people a big favour by posting it here and elsewhere!


Now I feel I've spoken too highly of my work-in-progress  :laugh:  A basic how to use NEIS document exists on the JLP teachers FB page already, but I don't know how detailed it gets as I learned how to use it via my ever kind main coT.  Perhaps I shall post it when complete, maybe it would be of use to someone!

The way this site has gone people will have to pay to downoad it!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4274 on: October 25, 2017, 08:28:31 AM »
The way this site has gone people will have to pay to downoad it!

Fair point.  Forget that noise!  I'll have to figure out some sort of google link instead. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4275 on: October 25, 2017, 11:23:25 AM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

That's my dream, fancy setting up a Brits only site?   ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4276 on: October 25, 2017, 11:24:43 AM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

A  sounds amazing right now.  Especially as the weather gets chiller.  Back round home there's a pasty food truck and it's one of my favorite things.  Love the bangers and mash pasty slathered in Guinness gravy. 

Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor.
You would be doing *a lot* of people a big favour by posting it here and elsewhere!


Now I feel I've spoken too highly of my work-in-progress  :laugh:  A basic how to use NEIS document exists on the JLP teachers FB page already, but I don't know how detailed it gets as I learned how to use it via my ever kind main coT.  Perhaps I shall post it when complete, maybe it would be of use to someone!
     


 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I dream of pasties.

I used to work in a pasty shop for one summer as a teen, eating a pasty every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I still didn't get bored of them. They are glorious.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4277 on: October 25, 2017, 01:19:40 PM »
We had brownies for lunch today. They had a nice little flag sticking out of the top that said "Dokdo is ours"  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4278 on: October 25, 2017, 01:23:33 PM »
I never realized how many lurkers were on this site until all the "help me threads" kept popping up. 

It's a shame these people never gave back, not with materials necessarily but even with commenting / sharing stuff.

Then we might discover more British people, to you know, slag off Wetherspoons, discuss all the tasty glory of Cornish pasties, talk about t-wats, debate about country pubs with real fires and ale, and not being world beaters at anything really but not really being that arsed by it.

 ;D

A  sounds amazing right now.  Especially as the weather gets chiller.  Back round home there's a pasty food truck and it's one of my favorite things.  Love the bangers and mash pasty slathered in Guinness gravy. 

Making a kickin' "how to use NEIS" document for my successor.
You would be doing *a lot* of people a big favour by posting it here and elsewhere!


Now I feel I've spoken too highly of my work-in-progress  :laugh:  A basic how to use NEIS document exists on the JLP teachers FB page already, but I don't know how detailed it gets as I learned how to use it via my ever kind main coT.  Perhaps I shall post it when complete, maybe it would be of use to someone!
     


 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I dream of pasties.

I used to work in a pasty shop for one summer as a teen, eating a pasty every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I still didn't get bored of them. They are glorious.

I dream of pasties too and I wake up heartbroken. I am going to try and make my own on the weekend though. (I say this every week)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4279 on: October 25, 2017, 01:28:46 PM »
We had brownies for lunch today. They had a nice little flag sticking out of the top that said "Dokdo is ours"  :laugh:

Do you know Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea?

Today is its day.  :angel: