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« Reply #4920 on: April 19, 2018, 01:01:29 PM »
Yeah, I'd have told her to truck off, personally. Where the tr is replaced by a single, different letter.

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« Reply #4921 on: April 19, 2018, 01:03:29 PM »
Yeah, I'd have told her to truck off, personally. Where the tr is replaced by a single, different letter.

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« Reply #4922 on: April 19, 2018, 01:11:44 PM »
Wonder what teaching/living in Taiwan is like. Made some Taiwanese friends who are studying Korean for their "vacation" and they told me to come teach there  :laugh:

Been meaning to at least check out the place for fun.
I worked in Hsin Xu paralegally for a month or two at a private elementary school, back in 2007, and it was fantastic. Got to experience a few typhoons, and that was worth the trip by itself. Bought a bunch of cheap jade and amber, drank a lot of mango slushies, and thoroughly enjoyed the night-life.
   Things would need to go seriously wrong for somebody to not enjoy their time in Taiwan.

Only a month or two?? So perhaps it's possible (I've yet to do any research) to literally go there for a working vacation?
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      My sister worked at a school where one of the other teachers flubbed a flip on his bmx and broke a bunch of bones. I was finishing up a contract in Japan, so was able to skip over and fill in for a while until they got a permanent replacement.
   I even got an expensive, slightly dinged bike to ride around on for the duration of my stay, which was awesome!

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« Reply #4923 on: April 19, 2018, 01:12:12 PM »
I went hoping I could convince her to give it a shot. It didn't work. Worst case Ontario, I got to see a new country with free local guides. And I had a tinder date down there that went swimmingly well  :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro:

Did I get what I want? No. But to call it a wash would be a mistake.

Also, I'm not a bigger person, haha, but thanks. If everyone I met held all my shitty behaviour and mistakes against me, I wouldn't have many friends.

What's the best case Ontario? :laugh:

At least you gave it a shot and needn't be plagued with more "what if's."  More life experience gained, yo.  If you're ever round Busan, give a holler!  Make some new friends~

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« Reply #4924 on: April 19, 2018, 01:17:13 PM »
What's the best case Ontario? :laugh:

Haha, that's what Ontarians say instead of worst case scenario.

Best case Ontario? I flew there and she told me she loved me, too, then revealed that she was actually loaded and we flew around the world, going anywhere we wanted and there was a lot of naughtiness involved after dark. 
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« Reply #4925 on: April 19, 2018, 01:22:39 PM »
What's the best case Ontario? :laugh:

Haha, that's what Ontarians say instead of worst case scenario.

Best case Ontario? I flew there and she told me she loved me, too, then revealed that she was actually loaded and we flew around the world, going anywhere we wanted and there was a lot of naughtiness involved after dark.

Worst case, Ontario; best case, Newfoundland & Labrador.


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« Reply #4926 on: April 19, 2018, 01:30:56 PM »
Worst case, Ontario; best case, Newfoundland & Labrador.
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« Reply #4927 on: April 19, 2018, 01:32:17 PM »
Worst case, Ontario; best case, Newfoundland & Labrador.
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« Reply #4928 on: April 19, 2018, 01:39:20 PM »
aren't you the dude that legit only got your TESOL and came to korea because you were following some random korean chick you worked with at a movie theatre in canada?? and then she shut you down at the airport the day you showed up?

and aren't you the same dude that flew to indonesia to try and profess your love for ANOTHER chick but had everything backfire in your face again? how do you not read the signs and understand that maybe this isn't the smartest move to make, or maybe the chick isn't into you but doesn't know how to kindly tell you as much.

Regarding Korea: I take issue with your "random" Korean woman. You seem to know the story, so why name her that? We were dating a while in Canada and we loved each other. Yes, the reason I'm here is her. To say otherwise would be untrue.

Regarding Indonesia, blame is to be apportioned appropriately. She told me that she was still seeing her boyfriend 4 days after I'd showed up there. Sorry, that's on her. I don't chase married/in relationship women. If she'd just been HONEST about it, I wouldn't have been so persistent.

And the persistence is on me, too. I don't harass, and I don't stalk. But I make my intentions very clear. We still remain on good terms. And I'm dating here in Korea at the moment.

 I know who I am and I know what I want. And when the love works, my lord does it work. You know two romantic things of my life from the last 8 years of my life. Y'ain't got the whole picture, bud.

kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

indonesia - same deal...you get bent about some chick that obviously doesn't feel the same way about you and you get stuck up AGAIN after flying to meet her in a different country. "she told he she was still seeing her bf AFTER i got there" Yeahhh man i woulda probably made sure of all that before i GOT ON A PLANE or spin it so you come out smelling fresh ..."i had a few tinder dates while i was there ;)))"  i bet bro...i bet you cleaned up on Tinder (a f*cking app) with all those traditionally loose muslim girls that indonesia is famous for.

you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

if all this happened and you said somethin like "i dont know how it happened, but i got blinded by the light man" or "yeahhh i kinda played myself but love makes me do crazy sht" ... i would be like, cheers bro...that's the truth huh ...  but you always spin it to make yourself look as cool as the Fonz or like you were a victim of love. get outttttttta here with that - i think you get gassed up by all these people on here because they're just being nice or they're literally bored out of their skulls so they comment on your zany life updates.
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« Reply #4929 on: April 19, 2018, 01:44:18 PM »
aren't you the dude that legit only got your TESOL and came to korea because you were following some random korean chick you worked with at a movie theatre in canada?? and then she shut you down at the airport the day you showed up?

and aren't you the same dude that flew to indonesia to try and profess your love for ANOTHER chick but had everything backfire in your face again? how do you not read the signs and understand that maybe this isn't the smartest move to make, or maybe the chick isn't into you but doesn't know how to kindly tell you as much.

Regarding Korea: I take issue with your "random" Korean woman. You seem to know the story, so why name her that? We were dating a while in Canada and we loved each other. Yes, the reason I'm here is her. To say otherwise would be untrue.

Regarding Indonesia, blame is to be apportioned appropriately. She told me that she was still seeing her boyfriend 4 days after I'd showed up there. Sorry, that's on her. I don't chase married/in relationship women. If she'd just been HONEST about it, I wouldn't have been so persistent.

And the persistence is on me, too. I don't harass, and I don't stalk. But I make my intentions very clear. We still remain on good terms. And I'm dating here in Korea at the moment.

 I know who I am and I know what I want. And when the love works, my lord does it work. You know two romantic things of my life from the last 8 years of my life. Y'ain't got the whole picture, bud.

kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

indonesia - same deal...you get bent about some chick that obviously doesn't feel the same way about you and you get stuck up AGAIN after flying to meet her in a different country. "she told he she was still seeing her bf AFTER i got there" Yeahhh man i woulda probably made sure of all that before i GOT ON A PLANE or spin it so you come out smelling fresh ..."i had a few tinder dates while i was there ;)))"  i bet bro...i bet you cleaned up on Tinder (a f*cking app) with all those traditionally loose muslim girls that indonesia is famous for.

you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

if all this happened and you said somethin like "i dont know how it happened, but i got blinded by the light man" or "yeahhh i kinda played myself but love makes me do crazy sht" ... i would be like, cheers bro...that's the truth huh ...  but you always spin it to make yourself look as cool as the Fonz or like you were a victim of love. get outttttttta here with that - i think you get gassed up by all these people on here because they're just being nice or they're literally bored out of their skulls so they comment on your zany life updates.


I literally have no clue what any of this is about (bored out of my skull as mentioned above..brought me here) but wow I just spat my coffee out! What a zinger of a reply. I don't even need context. hahaha.

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« Reply #4930 on: April 19, 2018, 01:52:40 PM »
kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

I suggest you go back and read that one again.


indonesia - same deal...you get bent about some chick that obviously doesn't feel the same way about you and you get stuck up AGAIN after flying to meet her in a different country. "she told he she was still seeing her bf AFTER i got there" Yeahhh man i woulda probably made sure of all that before i GOT ON A PLANE or spin it so you come out smelling fresh ..."i had a few tinder dates while i was there ;)))"  i bet bro...i bet you cleaned up on Tinder (a f*cking app) with all those traditionally loose muslim girls that indonesia is famous for.

You're right, I'll get sworn affidavits from my future dates and interests promising that they are, in fact, unattached. It's certainly not on them to divulge that when they know someone is interested in them.

As to the second part, have you been there? They may be Muslim, but they ain't shy, good lord. I have very little experience with Indonesian culture relative to Korean culture and yet I can say, with confidence, that it is 10x easier in Indonesia. 



you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

Thanks, I suppose.

if all this happened and you said somethin like "i dont know how it happened, but i got blinded by the light man" or "yeahhh i kinda played myself but love makes me do crazy sht" ... i would be like, cheers bro...that's the truth huh ...  but you always spin it to make yourself look as cool as the Fonz or like you were a victim of love. get outttttttta here with that - i think you get gassed up by all these people on here because they're just being nice or they're literally bored out of their skulls so they comment on your zany life updates.

I have said that. A lot. hahaha. I'm a storyteller. I love hearing stories. Some people might not give a shit, and that's fine, they don't have to read it.

I think I liked you better when you said you just read everyone's posts and din't comment on them. And if this is you, Rxxxxxx Osxxxxxxxx and you're trolling me, I will punch you right in the nose next time I see you, hahaha.



EDIT: Ahhh, no. Found ya, you ain't Rxxxxxxxxxxx Osxxxxxxxxxxx.
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« Reply #4931 on: April 19, 2018, 01:58:20 PM »
kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

Most people will attempt to reconcile with their life choices. Most people also embellish their stories.

I can appreciate that you're trying to be 'real' with him here, but don't get all holier than thou, I'm sure you're no love guru yourself.

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« Reply #4933 on: April 19, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Or apancoe... OR... And I'm just speaking about possibilities here, maybe he's right in that these women have screwed him over.

I've also been on the receiving end of some screwed up situations where a girl straight up betrayed me. Yeah, I was mad at her, but I also had to accept the part of the blame that rested on my own shoulders.

CO2 seems to do that just fine. He could've easily just quit and left Asia after the original debacle that brought him here, but he's still here ain't he? If anything he's accepted the consequences of his actions, and has taken them in full stride.
And in your own words..

you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

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« Reply #4934 on: April 19, 2018, 02:14:43 PM »
aren't you the dude that legit only got your TESOL and came to korea because you were following some random korean chick you worked with at a movie theatre in canada?? and then she shut you down at the airport the day you showed up?

and aren't you the same dude that flew to indonesia to try and profess your love for ANOTHER chick but had everything backfire in your face again? how do you not read the signs and understand that maybe this isn't the smartest move to make, or maybe the chick isn't into you but doesn't know how to kindly tell you as much.

Regarding Korea: I take issue with your "random" Korean woman. You seem to know the story, so why name her that? We were dating a while in Canada and we loved each other. Yes, the reason I'm here is her. To say otherwise would be untrue.

Regarding Indonesia, blame is to be apportioned appropriately. She told me that she was still seeing her boyfriend 4 days after I'd showed up there. Sorry, that's on her. I don't chase married/in relationship women. If she'd just been HONEST about it, I wouldn't have been so persistent.

And the persistence is on me, too. I don't harass, and I don't stalk. But I make my intentions very clear. We still remain on good terms. And I'm dating here in Korea at the moment.

 I know who I am and I know what I want. And when the love works, my lord does it work. You know two romantic things of my life from the last 8 years of my life. Y'ain't got the whole picture, bud.

kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

indonesia - same deal...you get bent about some chick that obviously doesn't feel the same way about you and you get stuck up AGAIN after flying to meet her in a different country. "she told he she was still seeing her bf AFTER i got there" Yeahhh man i woulda probably made sure of all that before i GOT ON A PLANE or spin it so you come out smelling fresh ..."i had a few tinder dates while i was there ;)))"  i bet bro...i bet you cleaned up on Tinder (a f*cking app) with all those traditionally loose muslim girls that indonesia is famous for.

you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

if all this happened and you said somethin like "i dont know how it happened, but i got blinded by the light man" or "yeahhh i kinda played myself but love makes me do crazy sht" ... i would be like, cheers bro...that's the truth huh ...  but you always spin it to make yourself look as cool as the Fonz or like you were a victim of love. get outttttttta here with that - i think you get gassed up by all these people on here because they're just being nice or they're literally bored out of their skulls so they comment on your zany life updates.


Oooooooooh girl.

I hope you post here more often because I for one am a little less bored out of my skull.

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« Reply #4935 on: April 19, 2018, 02:23:40 PM »
On a related tangent, just how different is the Jeju-doian dialect? What about the one in the far north in the PRoK? What about the Korean of Chinese-Koreans, or even American Koreans? Surely the average Korean must have heard those accents at least a few times in their lives?
I remember watching an historical K-drama that was partially set in Jeju (Tamra the Island, or something like that), and there were Korean subtitles during the parts where the locals were speaking Jeju dialect. An old Navy buddy of mine who studied Korean while I was studying Arabic said he wouldn't really have been unable to understand those parts without the subs. Take from that what you will, I guess, haha.

Learning Korean right now and honestly I think any dialect different from "standard" would trip me up.  In class my teachers will occasionally throw in some Busan dialect for fun to show us how it differs from standard Korean and say how sometimes even native Koreans will feel bemused if they visit a different region and hear terms specific to that area that they're unfamiliar with. 

I can understand [basic] standard Korean pretty decently but try talking to old country folks and it's a different story. :laugh: :cry:  When I used to work on the islands, I understood when my coworkers spoke basic Korean to me (they had a more standard dialect because they were all imported from the cities), but I had a helluva time trying to understand the old people in the countryside.  Oy.  (Though this may have had more to do with their oldness hahah)

Regarding any Korean who grew up outside of Korea, I think it just depends on how much exposure they got (if any) to the language while growing up.  Presumably they'd just take on the accent of their parent/s.  Which leads us to...
The other hand, if a native Korean moved elsewhere for a significant period of time and then returned, it can be noticeable that their Korean is different.  Personal anecdote:  my mother lived outside of Korea for many years and when she returned to visit, said that the language had evolved/changed a lot; many words became obsolete and many new words existed she'd never heard of (I know some Koreans who studied abroad for only a year or two and said they came back and felt the language had already changed some).  Also, she speaks standard Korean... and then she speaks country/gyeongsando Korean.  She falls back on the latter when talking to her family and I barely understand squat. 

Interesting to note, is that while growing up I never noticed that she had two ways of speaking Korean.  It was only after living in Korea for a while (must have been the consistent/constant exposure) that I suddenly realized her Korean for speaking to family sounded really... funky.  Lol. 

As for myself, since I did have some exposure growing up, I've an advantage on pronunciation (which is where a lot of the struggle is for complete beginners) so I think most random Koreans I run into probably just think I'm from a different region of Korea if they notice an accent.  Some Koreans have told me I sound "like a Korean" but I take that with a grain of salt since there are also a lot of Koreans who think you are good at the language if you only say "안녕하세요" without stumbling. 

Also, found this interesting: 


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« Reply #4936 on: April 19, 2018, 02:23:58 PM »
Oooooooooh girl.

I hope you post here more often because I for one am a little less bored out of my skull.

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« Reply #4937 on: April 19, 2018, 02:24:29 PM »
kevin - i don't know that chick's name because the only thing i can remember about your story is thinking...my man PLAYED HIMSELF so hard.

I suggest you go back and read that one again.


indonesia - same deal...you get bent about some chick that obviously doesn't feel the same way about you and you get stuck up AGAIN after flying to meet her in a different country. "she told he she was still seeing her bf AFTER i got there" Yeahhh man i woulda probably made sure of all that before i GOT ON A PLANE or spin it so you come out smelling fresh ..."i had a few tinder dates while i was there ;)))"  i bet bro...i bet you cleaned up on Tinder (a f*cking app) with all those traditionally loose muslim girls that indonesia is famous for.

You're right, I'll get sworn affidavits from my future dates and interests promising that they are, in fact, unattached. It's certainly not on them to divulge that when they know someone is interested in them.

As to the second part, have you been there? They may be Muslim, but they ain't shy, good lord. I have very little experience with Indonesian culture relative to Korean culture and yet I can say, with confidence, that it is 10x easier in Indonesia. 



you said i don't have the whole picture...that's fair. for real...that's a fair point.

Thanks, I suppose.

if all this happened and you said somethin like "i dont know how it happened, but i got blinded by the light man" or "yeahhh i kinda played myself but love makes me do crazy sht" ... i would be like, cheers bro...that's the truth huh ...  but you always spin it to make yourself look as cool as the Fonz or like you were a victim of love. get outttttttta here with that - i think you get gassed up by all these people on here because they're just being nice or they're literally bored out of their skulls so they comment on your zany life updates.

I have said that. A lot. hahaha. I'm a storyteller. I love hearing stories. Some people might not give a shit, and that's fine, they don't have to read it.

I think I liked you better when you said you just read everyone's posts and din't comment on them. And if this is you, Rxxxxxx Osxxxxxxxx and you're trolling me, I will punch you right in the nose next time I see you, hahaha.



yeah man - i wouldn't enjoy it either if somebody was calling out all the whack embarrassing sht i did...but the thing is i don't try to portray this image (on a random website to a bunch of meaningless strangers) of this lovable guy that just can't catch a break. tune in next week to see what CrAaAzy thing happens to CO2.

CO2 - why don't you just link your youtube channel here?

people can check you out for themselves.

then...they can decide what's closer to the truth. what i said (you're a decent dude but you've pulled some SUPER cringy moves and you are lost in the sauce with females) OR what you act like (a hopeless romantic that (multiple) women have screwed over for no reason)
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« Reply #4938 on: April 19, 2018, 02:36:40 PM »
CO2 - why don't you just link your youtube channel here?

people can check you out for themselves.

then...they can decide what's closer to the truth. what i said (you're a decent dude but you've pulled some SUPER cringy moves and you are lost in the sauce with females) OR what you act like (a hopeless romantic that (multiple) women have screwed over for no reason)

Well, considering I've never talked about either of these situations on my youtube channel, I would wonder why I would do that. But here you go.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClzxtc7C2TyXLnJAOj71Xfg?view_as=subscriber

I've always been open about what I do and what I've done. I like people and I take an interest in them. You don't have to like me, but I'll never stop saying what I think. Life is too enjoyable to not speak your mind and hope others either share your views or try to convince you to change your own.

I'm not sure what prompted this criticism of me in the first place. I mention traits that I've found in many of the expats I've met here. Keep in mind, in my original post concerning adventure and openness, that I never claimed to be those. They were traits that many of us (being expats) have. And then you had to make it all about your views on me, huh? How long you been waiting for that? Seeing as my posts concerning these two women have been from a while ago, in different threads, why now? What's your angle here? 

I don't think you're a bad person, just puzzled as to what prompted this massive hard-right today in this thread.

I'm done here, anyway. Take it easy.
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« Reply #4939 on: April 19, 2018, 02:58:56 PM »
I was on board with apancoe's takedown of masterdouche basedcowboy. But CO2 doesnt deserve this. Poor lad. Granted i wouldnt post a video of myself singing online, but at least he's comfortable enough to do that.
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