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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3220 on: March 31, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted.

I hate elixer, the coating flakes off and they feel weird.  But yeah I would be happy to have them here.  I'm not sure if any of the guitars at my school have ever had their strings changed.

Also, I'm the same way with complete songs. I've been playing for like 15 years and only know a handful of complete songs.  I much rather jam along by myself.  It doesn't really impress people though when they ask me to play something for them.   :sad:


The coating does flake off after time but I like the quality for the price (compared to violin strings, guitar ones are so inexpensive!).  I use them on my guitar back home. 

At any rate, definitely better than whatever cheap strings are usually on the school guitars. 

I'd like to be able to sing and play simultaneously (not that I can sing, but it'd be fun for my solo jam sessions) but Idk if that's a skill that can be learned or if my brain just can't handle those two separate things at once. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3221 on: March 31, 2017, 02:26:25 PM »
It's strange, right?

When I tell the women that I'm not interested in dating anyone, they accept it.

But the men are always pointing out possibilities to me, in case I change my mind, I guess? xD

And they get kind of pissy with me when I tell them that I'm not planning on having any kids. I'm not against having kids, but I tell them that because it's funny.

I'm 40 and childless. Oddly no one has ever asked me why. Maybe they just think I am beyond child bearing age. If I did get the question though, I would probably just say i don't like kids   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3222 on: March 31, 2017, 03:07:39 PM »
It's stare-sort-of-cross-eyed-into-computer-screen-with-slight-grin o'clock.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3223 on: March 31, 2017, 03:43:40 PM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3224 on: March 31, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3225 on: March 31, 2017, 03:57:17 PM »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted.

I hate elixer, the coating flakes off and they feel weird.  But yeah I would be happy to have them here.  I'm not sure if any of the guitars at my school have ever had their strings changed.

Also, I'm the same way with complete songs. I've been playing for like 15 years and only know a handful of complete songs.  I much rather jam along by myself.  It doesn't really impress people though when they ask me to play something for them.   :sad:


The coating does flake off after time but I like the quality for the price (compared to violin strings, guitar ones are so inexpensive!).  I use them on my guitar back home. 

At any rate, definitely better than whatever cheap strings are usually on the school guitars. 

I'd like to be able to sing and play simultaneously (not that I can sing, but it'd be fun for my solo jam sessions) but Idk if that's a skill that can be learned or if my brain just can't handle those two separate things at once.

Ah same here! Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have any level of coordination.  I can never get more than a few bars of singing and playing before I get horribly off beat from concentrating too much on singing or my voice is off key from concentrating too much on the playing. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3226 on: April 03, 2017, 10:03:56 AM »
So I'm browsing through the tomato soup selection on Coupang and this is basically how I feel:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3227 on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
As a useless aside, a good friend of mine on Saturday was telling me about the great civil rights leader who spent decades in prison, and never complained, remained respectful; Howie Mandel.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3228 on: April 03, 2017, 02:41:23 PM »
As a useless aside, a good friend of mine on Saturday was telling me about the great civil rights leader who spent decades in prison, and never complained, remained respectful; Howie Mandel.


I'll let you figure it out.


I heard Mandel died in prison in the 80s.  :angel:

The only example of a Mandela effect that truly perturbs me is the Berenstein/Berenstain bears one though.  :lipsrsealed: :shocked:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3229 on: April 03, 2017, 04:01:15 PM »
Your elementary school co-teachers are not even English teachers? 

 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

I never knew that.  How does that work then?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3230 on: April 03, 2017, 06:48:02 PM »
Firstly, their majors aren't in education but rather art, sports, music, history, or anything else. But once they pass a written test they can be an elementary school teacher. Once employed by the school the teachers submit a request for different positions such a 5th grade teacher, 6th grade teacher, etc. They might get that and they might not. It's up to the vice principal and maybe some others. Co-teachers can be the kids' homeroom teachers. They may or may not show up to be present in the classroom, although the NET contract implies they should.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3231 on: April 03, 2017, 06:55:39 PM »
Ah got it.  Thanks for the explanation.

EPIK placements really are a lottery then in terms of co-teachers!

It's quite a strange setup really because that could result in kids being taught English by a native teacher with no experience or teaching credentials and a Korean teacher who can barely speak the language and might not even want to be there.  Tough gig!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3232 on: April 03, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »
Ah got it.  Thanks for the explanation.

EPIK placements really are a lottery then in terms of co-teachers!

It's quite a strange setup really because that could result in kids being taught English by a native teacher with no experience or teaching credentials and a Korean teacher who can barely speak the language and might not even want to be there.  Tough gig!

Not sure if other provinces are doing the same thing, but the Gyeongsang province has started this new thing where schools must choose between having a contract teacher or an EPIK teacher. They can't have both.

The logic behind this is to cut down on the amount of negativity that many EPIK teachers can find themselves in. The idea is a school (and by extension the faculty) must really want that EPIK teacher and will, therefore, create a more conducive and positive working environment for them.

No idea how well that theory will play out, but it's an interesting line of reasoning.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3233 on: April 04, 2017, 05:06:03 PM »
It would appear the Russians are invading with erotic pictures of spanners in a workshop.  :afro:

(What a waste of my 1000th post.  Nobody will know what I'm talking about tomorrow.  Well they're foreigners, they must know better. God, I hate us. We're so, you know, English. But, at least I'm sophisticated enough to know that. Am I coming across as smug? I'd better think of some funny pay-off. No, nothing springs to mind. Some English people like a cappuccino after lunch you know! Idiots. Parochial fools. I'm disgusted with myself, and quite clever at the same time. I wonder what's for tea?)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3234 on: April 04, 2017, 05:19:53 PM »
It would appear the Russians are invading with erotic pictures of spanners in a workshop.  :afro:

(What a waste of my 1000th post.  Nobody will know what I'm talking about tomorrow.  Well they're foreigners, they must know better. God, I hate us. We're so, you know, English. But, at least I'm sophisticated enough to know that. Am I coming across as smug? I'd better think of some funny pay-off. No, nothing springs to mind. Some English people like a cappuccino after lunch you know! Idiots. Parochial fools. I'm disgusted with myself, and quite clever at the same time. I wonder what's for tea?)


T'was at this point I chortled. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3235 on: April 05, 2017, 08:41:48 AM »
I wish I could easily buy Easter treats in Korea. I dont care much for sweets anymore but actually this time of year I like them even more than Halloween haha. I miss Cadburys..the good stuff...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3236 on: April 05, 2017, 08:46:49 AM »
I wish I could easily buy Easter treats in Korea. I dont care much for sweets anymore but actually this time of year I like them even more than Halloween haha. I miss Cadburys..the good stuff...
 

+1 I miss Cadbury's creme eggs  and back home I would buy a box of 48 marshmallow eggs and eat them until I felt a little ill. I miss that so much.
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« Reply #3237 on: April 05, 2017, 08:50:40 AM »
I wish I could easily buy Easter treats in Korea. I dont care much for sweets anymore but actually this time of year I like them even more than Halloween haha. I miss Cadburys..the good stuff...
 

+1 I miss Cadbury's creme eggs  and back home I would buy a box of 48 marshmallow eggs and eat them until I felt a little ill. I miss that so much.
When I was a kid you could only get that stuff at Easter time too, but now in Canada certain items, creme eggs, mini eggs, you can get all year round now...because they are awesome. Things like peeps and big chocolate bunnys, not so much hehe.  Maybe I'll ask for a care package when its all on sale :D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3238 on: April 05, 2017, 09:21:02 AM »
I wish I could easily buy Easter treats in Korea. I dont care much for sweets anymore but actually this time of year I like them even more than Halloween haha. I miss Cadburys..the good stuff...
 

+1 I miss Cadbury's creme eggs  and back home I would buy a box of 48 marshmallow eggs and eat them until I felt a little ill. I miss that so much.
When I was a kid you could only get that stuff at Easter time too, but now in Canada certain items, creme eggs, mini eggs, you can get all year round now...because they are awesome. Things like peeps and big chocolate bunnys, not so much hehe.  Maybe I'll ask for a care package when its all on sale :D

I think it is time for me to request a care package too.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3239 on: April 05, 2017, 09:34:47 AM »
I miss the Cadbury creme eggs they had when I was kid. The ones they have now are fine and I still like them, but the changes they've gone through between then and now aren't small and they make me pout.

In other news, my kitchen is immaculate, but my living space looks like Chernobyl. I need to get my shit together.