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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #440 on: May 31, 2016, 02:32:25 PM »
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #441 on: May 31, 2016, 03:07:03 PM »
Finally hot enough for naengmyeon. Love me some naengmyeon.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #442 on: May 31, 2016, 03:07:48 PM »
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:

 :azn: Erm, let's....erm, right, well.  If it took me 9 years to find them, I will double that time for you.  But as you are leaving  :cry: I'm not sure you have 18 years on you.   :P

Eh? I'm not leaving Korea, haha.  Just moving to Seoul.
(And I get my pants shipped from the USA anyway :P )

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #443 on: May 31, 2016, 03:23:41 PM »
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:

 :azn: Erm, let's....erm, right, well.  If it took me 9 years to find them, I will double that time for you.  But as you are leaving  :cry: I'm not sure you have 18 years on you.   :P

Eh? I'm not leaving Korea, haha.  Just moving to Seoul.
(And I get my pants shipped from the USA anyway :P )

Oops, my bad.  So you do have 18 years?   ;D

I taught at the same two schools for seven years.  One had a special assembly where all the 100 students wrote me a letter and came up to the stage to give them to me.  I got a special glass plaque for my 'service' there. At the other school, the students made me a special video of themselves saying goodbye to the soundtrack of an 'Oasis' track.  I didn't cry at school but I did when I went home and watched it.  Sometimes we don't realise that we make a difference to students and it is sad to say goodbye to them.

I have a YouTube channel, so I'm going to make a video and share it with them on the last day of class.  I'm going to pre-write what I want to say and have a Korean friend translate it so that I can make sure they really understand how I feel.  I'm really heartbroken to be leaving, and I feel like no matter what school I move on to in what country, nothing will compare to this one.  It's been such a unique and overwhelmingly positive experience. :cry:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #444 on: June 01, 2016, 11:24:08 AM »
Today's open classes went about the way I expected, and better than my coTs expected -- they were very happy with the results, which is funny because I did things how I normally do them. I guess they thought I'd choke or something. But now everyone's in a super good mood, makes up for the serious world-ending, soul-sucking demolition that was Monday and the period of mourning that was Tuesday.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #445 on: June 01, 2016, 11:32:57 AM »
...I have today and tomorrow off. School anniversary for today's school, and all-day school camp at tomorrow's...

I guess I should be happy? Hahah
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #446 on: June 01, 2016, 12:52:10 PM »
- Someone gave me a water bottle as a gift.
- Got my bonus for re-signing
- Just got paid with my new raise
- Checked my bank account and found out I saved more than I thought
- Booked my flight back to America to visit
- Going hiking on monday with some good korean friends
- and monday is off!

Pretty good week so far!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #447 on: June 01, 2016, 01:07:54 PM »
Just found out that today is a half-day. Hah.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #448 on: June 01, 2016, 01:14:56 PM »
And I just got my school laptop back. c:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #449 on: June 01, 2016, 01:56:36 PM »
Finally did my taxes like a semblance of an adult!! ('murica residents outta country get an extension till mid-June) And am expecting a nice refund :)

The local mart got a goodly shipment of ice cream recently. There's this delightful chocolate popsicle with brownie bits in it that has become my current favorite! I nearly cleaned out their stock of it and ate it all (10...) within two days  :cry:  :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #450 on: June 01, 2016, 01:57:25 PM »
Finally hot enough for naengmyeon. Love me some naengmyeon.


YES.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #451 on: June 01, 2016, 02:10:42 PM »
Finally hot enough for BINGSU. You can find me at Solbing every other day.  :afro: :afro: :afro:
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #452 on: June 01, 2016, 02:14:44 PM »
A couple of my 5th grade girls are comfortable enough around me to try to scare me and give me sweets. All of my students are starting to warm up but those few who go that extra distance make me all warm and fuzzy.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #453 on: June 01, 2016, 03:29:30 PM »
Got a sweet job in Busan, right by the ocean. Moving to the beach, baby!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #454 on: June 01, 2016, 08:55:15 PM »
Finally hot enough for BINGSU. You can find me at Solbing every other day.  :afro: :afro: :afro:

Yes! My husband and I went for Bingsu Friday date nights last year and it's finally time for them again  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #455 on: June 02, 2016, 04:23:02 PM »
Finally got to see my travel middle school grade 2's for the first time in about 3 weeks! (classes were canceled twice due to field trips and my grade 2's were being used for an open class another time) My grade 2's are my favorites.

They were a blast as usual. This class is like the perfect size; not too many and not too few, so the energy overall is great. And they're just eager to please. Today's main activity was Go Fish! adapted for the lesson and the kids got really into it! As class time neared its end, they were asking me "Teacher! 5 more minutes, please!" because they wanted to play more   ;D ;D

Also, the other day with my main middle grade 2's, our lesson was "What do you think about...?" and I included pics of some K-pop stars. One was of CL and when her slide came up, one student got suddenly bashful in the face so naturally I called on him to answer the question  :evil: His response? "I think she's... sexy."  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #456 on: June 02, 2016, 06:26:31 PM »
E2 Visa approved after all the faffing about (p.s: a release letter can be accepted as a printed photo of the letter (not the actual letter))
Gosh Korea.  :shocked:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #457 on: June 03, 2016, 08:30:50 AM »
Yesterday's open class was a success.  I just finished my first and only class of the day.  This weekend is a long weekend.

Today is a good day!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #458 on: June 03, 2016, 08:59:16 AM »
I had both naengmyun and bingsu last night! And it felt great.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #459 on: June 03, 2016, 09:12:37 AM »
Monday holiday and travel school classes canceled Tuesday... Nice  8)