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Offline kyndo

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4960 on: April 03, 2018, 08:25:59 AM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!
He’a also a former-has-been.
True. But he's already made 2 or 3 big comebacks. Who knows, that Pyeongyang gig might have been the big breakthrough performance to kickstart comeback #4!

...don't get me wrong, I don't actually like his music, but I do like wasting time on what-ifs.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4961 on: April 03, 2018, 08:57:56 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4962 on: April 03, 2018, 09:12:18 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4963 on: April 03, 2018, 09:19:43 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.

He's the only one really allowed.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4964 on: April 03, 2018, 10:06:21 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.

He's the only one really allowed who can afford to eat enough to get fat.

Oops!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4965 on: April 03, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!

I'd imagine his 'Pyeongyang Style' would be like Aphex Twin's 'Come to Daddy' where all the dancers are wearing Kim Jeong Eun masks instead of the Richard D. James ones. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4966 on: April 03, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »
Like - not really a has-been.

But America only knows Gangnam style and that was ages ago! /s

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4967 on: April 03, 2018, 12:11:15 PM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!

I'd imagine his 'Pyeongyang Style' would be like Aphex Twin's 'Come to Daddy' where all the dancers are wearing Kim Jeong Eun masks instead of the Richard D. James ones. 



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4968 on: April 03, 2018, 01:02:58 PM »
I also miss waygook.org user Donovan.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4969 on: April 03, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
The scribd site is down and it's making me sad since I spend my afternoons just reading to pass the time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4970 on: April 04, 2018, 09:46:45 AM »
“An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “only a little while. The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”

The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life.” The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

To which the American replied, “15 – 20 years.”

“But what then?” Asked the Mexican.

The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions!”

“Millions – then what?”

The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4971 on: April 04, 2018, 11:54:30 AM »
That's ... ... a pretty cool story.
Reminds me of the old Buddhist axiom about how it's not all about the destination, but rather the journey itself.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4972 on: April 04, 2018, 11:59:55 AM »
if the air quality was like this more often, seoul would be a much nicer place to live

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4973 on: April 04, 2018, 12:53:00 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4974 on: April 04, 2018, 01:11:57 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.

Take a weekend and just go to a city that you've never been to. Doesn't have to be paradise. I'm going to Daegu by myself this weekend just to poke around. Decompress, see a movie, go to the best jjimjilbang in the city.

I did this in Chuncheon a few weeks back and I feel great. Get away, sleep in a jjimjilbang if finances are an issue.

Get away by yourself and walk. Just walk all day.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4975 on: April 04, 2018, 01:24:37 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.

Take advantage of the clean air and pleasant weather and find somewhere to go jogging. I started doing it when I was younger and struggling with low-moods and anxiety. It helps immensely. I imagine cycling would do the trick but I personally try and avoid being on Korean roads in anything smaller than a bus.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4976 on: April 04, 2018, 02:27:28 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.

I plan trips and activities, both with friends and to do on my own. I exercise a lot, too, and spend some time writing (creatively) because they're both hobbies I enjoy.

Looking forward to making a change in the future has made a difference for me, too. If I were stuck in a shitty school right now, for example, I'd be looking forward to the end of the contract to see what new school I can get myself assigned to later.

I'm sorry that you're having such a bad time. Just don't isolate yourself too much, give yourself a break to unwind in however way you enjoy doing it. Try to remind yourself that what you're going through is only temporary, and that it has an end, and that bitches be bitches and that's not your problem -- it's theirs.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4977 on: April 04, 2018, 02:48:20 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.

Yeah hang in there Bingsu! It will get easier, trust! And kudos for always remembering to enjoy the little things - an important life skill that, I reckon  :smiley:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4978 on: April 04, 2018, 04:36:12 PM »
How do you keep your morale up?
I've been feeling drained more and more, school issues and bad classes just take me down another notch every day.

I try to find joy in the little things, like the blossoms on my way home or that one cute dog, but it's not enough most times.
weather's getting nice now. the cold months are always depressing. go outside your city on the weekends. there are lots of meet up groups that do weekend hiking or traveling if you don't have anyone to go with

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4979 on: April 04, 2018, 04:53:31 PM »
You guys really are the best, thank you so much. I know I've complained a lot about my school, but thank you for giving me so much advice and love.

I'm gonna try and focus more on the smaller points of my day that make me happy. Someone in the moments thread posted that it helps them to remember things aren't as bad as they seem, and I'm trying to think like that more.