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  • moonbrie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 31, 2016, 10:32:14 am
    • Busan
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1380 on: September 29, 2016, 12:23:52 pm »
I secretly really want one of those "human tape recorder" teaching jobs that some people have.

The thought of coming in to school and not having to plan or prepare (or worry about) anything for at least a year sounds quite good!


I wouldn't mind that for elementary. Then I could just zone out and not have to do all this prep that often gets foiled by my coT

I think I'd genuinely love it.  Even though planning is a little easier now that I have some experience, I still find myself thinking about it a lot outside of work and sometimes stressing about coming up with good stuff.

I had a friend in Japan whose job is human tape recorder. When I was telling her about some of my frustrations with school, namely that even though I do lesson planning, I have almost no freedom with it. She seemed pissed that I didn't ~love~ my job just because it was better than hers.

Every kind of setup has its pros and cons. Human tape recorder = more free time, little sense of satisfaction; Teaching = more self-satisfaction, little free time.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1381 on: September 29, 2016, 12:32:09 pm »
I love my setup with middle schools. The books aren't too bad in terms of topics though some lessons are kind of awkward. I just use the vocab. & key terms and otherwise don't use the book when planning lessons.

Elem. sucks because even though I have to plan lessons (I'm restricted to using the vocab in the books though I'm not allowed to actually use the book  :rolleyes:) and all the activities, my coT's interference sometimes reduces me to that of a tape recorder anyway. Like, I did not make these PPTs for YOU to teach off of you hag.  >:( :evil:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1382 on: September 29, 2016, 12:53:17 pm »
I secretly really want one of those "human tape recorder" teaching jobs that some people have.

The thought of coming in to school and not having to plan or prepare (or worry about) anything for at least a year sounds quite good!

I thought I was the only one.  I wish jobs would advertise using the words "human tape recorder".  I would apply in a heart beat.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1383 on: September 29, 2016, 01:10:25 pm »
YAAAAAASSS, pasta. c:

I was actually afraid people might think something like "Chin's sweaty" whenever they saw my username.

Well now that youmention it...  :P haha. Have you ever tried Pocari Sweat? Strange Japanese beverage. Unfortunately the name fits

Pocari is hell of bangin'. It's the best hangover cure in the world, next to eating a salty tomato.

Damn straight. If I'm not drinking water or coffee (or beer), it's Pocari Sweat. Don't let the name throw you. It's delicious. ;D


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1384 on: September 29, 2016, 01:36:50 pm »
I'm wondering if this is weird. Here's the setup: there was big social shindig with some of the local schools and when it came time to eat snacks (there were pork slices and kimchi), I ate a slice of meat sans kimchi. A teacher from another school thought I didn't know how to eat the traditional way (I actually just don't like kimchi) so he wrapped a piece of meat in kimchi and then proceeded to feed it to me. Some female teachers from his school burst into giggles.

Is this weird? I don't know if I was being treated like a child (he didn't seem much older than I am) or if it was a strange way of flirting. The laughing female teachers made it really awkward.  :blank: :-[ :blank:

you woman. he man. all women in korea children. all man know everything, and all women must do what man say all time. listen to supreme knowledge of korean man.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1385 on: September 29, 2016, 01:46:22 pm »
YAAAAAASSS, pasta. c:

I was actually afraid people might think something like "Chin's sweaty" whenever they saw my username.

Well now that youmention it...  :P haha. Have you ever tried Pocari Sweat? Strange Japanese beverage. Unfortunately the name fits

Pocari is hell of bangin'. It's the best hangover cure in the world, next to eating a salty tomato.

Damn straight. If I'm not drinking water or coffee (or beer), it's Pocari Sweat. Don't let the name throw you. It's delicious. ;D

It is delicious, but don't forget, it does have lots of sugar (basically poison). So, enjoy in moderation.

Sounds like you have some firsthand experience in enjoying Pocari Sweat to excess. Was that when you knew you had hit rock bottom and finally turned your life around? :afro:


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1386 on: September 29, 2016, 02:11:12 pm »
Pocari sweat reminds me of a sweeter version of pedialyte. I just want to shout ELECTROLYTES whenever I see it


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1387 on: September 29, 2016, 04:32:00 pm »
Pocari sweat reminds me of a sweeter version of pedialyte. I just want to shout ELECTROLYTES whenever I see it

I have also seen a canine version called "Pet Sweat".


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1388 on: September 30, 2016, 07:23:24 am »
It is delicious, but don't forget, it does have lots of sugar (basically poison). So, enjoy in moderation.

Never ever have I heard or used the word 'delicious' to describe a drink.  Really. 

'Handsome' and 'delicious' are two words that have lost all meaning to me in Korea.

 :-[

It is not that unusual...

http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/drink/worlds-50-most-delicious-drinks-883542/





  • yirj17
  • The Legend

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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1389 on: September 30, 2016, 07:29:17 am »
Anything from a hotel mini bar?? Seems like a lame entry  :undecided:

Also, red bull?! I mean it's like a sugar bomb but I would have imagined there would be tastier drinks to bump it off the list


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1390 on: September 30, 2016, 07:53:38 am »
It is delicious, but don't forget, it does have lots of sugar (basically poison). So, enjoy in moderation.

Never ever have I heard or used the word 'delicious' to describe a drink.  Really. 

'Handsome' and 'delicious' are two words that have lost all meaning to me in Korea.

 :-[

It is not that unusual...

http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/drink/worlds-50-most-delicious-drinks-883542/

To be fair and not wanting to start a British English/American English flame war, that is an American website, written by someone called Cheung.  I might allow mango lassi as that is more substantial as a drink, more like a milkshake. But I would think for something less viscous like Pocari Sweat, you don't use the 'd' word.

I wouldn't exclaim loudly that Pocari Sweat is delicious while drinking it but I think in the context of the above convo it's use was appropriate.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1391 on: September 30, 2016, 07:54:59 am »
Ever have a redbull milkshake? xD


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1392 on: September 30, 2016, 08:01:54 am »
Today, for the first time I am winging a class with material downloaded form waygook about 15 minutes ago. This feels like a huge accomplishment for an OCD type like myself. I am just too exhausted and really just want to focus on the fact that I am getting pizza for supper.

I am also truly excited that it is a long weekend. I intend for one of those days to be a proper pyjama day. Yay!!!


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1393 on: September 30, 2016, 08:11:01 am »
Ever have a redbull milkshake? xD

 :huh: This sounds so wrong


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1394 on: September 30, 2016, 08:31:46 am »
Ever have a redbull milkshake? xD
That's a real thing? :huh:


  • Scrotes
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    • April 03, 2016, 04:17:39 pm
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  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4171

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1397 on: September 30, 2016, 09:30:05 am »
It is delicious, but don't forget, it does have lots of sugar (basically poison). So, enjoy in moderation.

Never ever have I heard or used the word 'delicious' to describe a drink.  Really. 

'Handsome' and 'delicious' are two words that have lost all meaning to me in Korea.

 :-[

It is not that unusual...

http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/drink/worlds-50-most-delicious-drinks-883542/

To be fair and not wanting to start a British English/American English flame war, that is an American website, written by someone called Cheung.  I might allow mango lassi as that is more substantial as a drink, more like a milkshake. But I would think for something less viscous like Pocari Sweat, you don't use the 'd' word.

That was just the first site for my google search "delicious drinks".  I can't support the writer's opinions on several of those, but most of them are better than Pocari Sweat, IMHO.

How would a British person describe a drink they liked without using "delicious"?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1398 on: September 30, 2016, 10:07:51 am »
Ever have a redbull milkshake? xD

 :huh: This sounds so wrong

I was trying to stay awake for exams, this was something like my 3rd all-nighter, and I was at an late-night cafe where they served them. I'd already taken a caffeine pill right before drinking this thing.

I probably could have vibrated through walls after.

Didn't taste that bad. It was almost like liquid skittles.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1399 on: September 30, 2016, 12:08:46 pm »
Today's lunch was a comical display of carbs:

Rice
Noodles
Potato soup

It was the breaking point I needed. Starting October, I'm no longer subjecting myself to this garbage. Gonna go shopping for a lunchbox after school today.  8)