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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1920 on: November 11, 2016, 08:46:12 am »
I have 3 after school classes. Daycare, 1st and 2nd, and 3rd-6th. My 1st and 2nd grade one is small--wait, no, it WAS small. They keep joining it  :cry:

My coT said it's because they love me and idk why. Haha they're always so excited to come to after school and always giving me hugs and presents (ranging from cute [hearts and candy] to kind of gross [half dead bug on a leaf]).

Anyways, they're really cute and I'm not sure why I'm complaining except that keeping a small group in control by myself is easy--a larger group not so much.

But yay friday! Yay great weather! Going drinking with friends allllll weekend so I'll probably be here somewhere on Monday moaning about how I feel like shit  :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1921 on: November 11, 2016, 09:09:19 am »
I bet I get nothing today  :sad:

Stuck at my desk eating a banana like some kind of chimp.

One vowel wrong there Arm, fixed it for you.  ;D

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Sorry, too much Karl Pilkington in the evenings.  Do you have anything about hairy Chinese kids?

XFM Season 1 is my current lunchtimes soundtrack :wink:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1922 on: November 11, 2016, 09:13:26 am »
Spotted some dairy milk chocolate bars in the local mini stop yday. I nearly shit my pants with excitement. Leaned in to grab a handful... ALMOND. Ffs man. Is there some law that chocolate must have nuts in here? Why not just get the plain Dairy milk bars in like a civilized society?I'd buy the whole box if they did that so not like they wouldn't sell. What's the reason for the ****** almonds?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1923 on: November 11, 2016, 09:18:01 am »
Which came first, the pocky or the pepero?

I had a Korean guy call pepero "the original pocky" to me several times. :rolleyes:

Pocky did. Pepero was invented in 1983 while Pocky has existed since 1966. There's actually a really heated argument going on between the two companies -- Glico (maker of Pocky) has accused Lotte of copying them and Lotte is denying that they have based on the claim that Pocky wasn't being sold in S. Korea at the time (so there's NO WAY they could have seen it to copy it, is their argument xD).

Glico is also currently suing Lotte for copying one of their box designs in the U.S.

But S. Korea invented Pepero Day. xD


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1924 on: November 11, 2016, 09:22:11 am »
Anyone else have kids who will give the other team(s) answers when playing games? Or are my (middle school) kids just not that competitive. They're still having fun but I guess they're just inclined to be helpful.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1925 on: November 11, 2016, 09:24:08 am »
Which came first, the pocky or the pepero?

I had a Korean guy call pepero "the original pocky" to me several times. :rolleyes:

Pocky did. Pepero was invented in 1983 while Pocky has existed since 1966. There's actually a really heated argument going on between the two companies -- Glico (maker of Pocky) has accused Lotte of copying them and Lotte is denying that they have based on the claim that Pocky wasn't being sold in S. Korea at the time (so there's NO WAY they could have seen it to copy it, is their argument xD).

Glico is also currently suing Lotte for copying one of their box designs in the U.S.

But S. Korea invented Pepero Day. xD
Haha, oh boy. That's bonkers. It's also funny because as I'm sitting here, I'm sitting next to boxes of fancy wrapped boxes of pocky, not pepero.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1926 on: November 11, 2016, 09:44:42 am »
I have 0 classes today so I'm just doing boring productive things, like planning the Golden Bell questions which I have to redo since we were just told we can only have things that we covered in the book. One of my questions for the younger grades was "How many letters are in the alphabet?" but since it's not in the book it has to go.

Since I have no classes I doubt I'll get any Pocky, but I keep hoping maybe a student will come give me some. :P

It's also freezing in the office so I've opened the window to let some of the warmer outdoor air in. I'm looking for a USB electric blanket on gmarket and my coteacher says I have to hide it if the principal comes in, because he think they're going to burst into flame.

Happy Friday, everyone!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1927 on: November 11, 2016, 09:46:08 am »
Anyone else have kids who will give the other team(s) answers when playing games? Or are my (middle school) kids just not that competitive. They're still having fun but I guess they're just inclined to be helpful.

Haha yeah same with my classes  :laugh:  It's a little bit annoying but just so sweet at the same time!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1928 on: November 11, 2016, 09:50:26 am »
I'm going to watch Dr. Strange in 4D after work today. I hope motion sickness doesn't ruin the movie for me.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1929 on: November 11, 2016, 10:06:21 am »
Which came first, the pocky or the pepero?

I had a Korean guy call pepero "the original pocky" to me several times. :rolleyes:

Pocky did. Pepero was invented in 1983 while Pocky has existed since 1966. There's actually a really heated argument going on between the two companies -- Glico (maker of Pocky) has accused Lotte of copying them and Lotte is denying that they have based on the claim that Pocky wasn't being sold in S. Korea at the time (so there's NO WAY they could have seen it to copy it, is their argument xD).

Glico is also currently suing Lotte for copying one of their box designs in the U.S.

But S. Korea invented Pepero Day. xD
Haha, oh boy. That's bonkers. It's also funny because as I'm sitting here, I'm sitting next to boxes of fancy wrapped boxes of pocky, not pepero.

I got given a pepero from one of the students, but most of the kids and exchanging pocky haha.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1930 on: November 11, 2016, 10:09:14 am »
I was thinking of making masks for winter camp with the kids-- only to find out the art teacher already did a project on masks. Premade masquerade style ones that just need painting, though.

I'm hoping papier mache masks will be different enough. Hmmm  :lipsrsealed:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1931 on: November 11, 2016, 10:16:34 am »
Which came first, the pocky or the pepero?

I had a Korean guy call pepero "the original pocky" to me several times. :rolleyes:

Pocky did. Pepero was invented in 1983 while Pocky has existed since 1966. There's actually a really heated argument going on between the two companies -- Glico (maker of Pocky) has accused Lotte of copying them and Lotte is denying that they have based on the claim that Pocky wasn't being sold in S. Korea at the time (so there's NO WAY they could have seen it to copy it, is their argument xD).

Glico is also currently suing Lotte for copying one of their box designs in the U.S.

But S. Korea invented Pepero Day. xD

Choco pies v. Wagon Wheels next.

Soju v. Arak?



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1932 on: November 11, 2016, 10:18:41 am »
So what exactly is the deal with pepero day? I got told it is the Korean version of valentines day from my coT, but I've only seen the boys exchanging pocky with one another, and I'm at a mixed school.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1933 on: November 11, 2016, 10:28:24 am »
Haha, oh boy. That's bonkers. It's also funny because as I'm sitting here, I'm sitting next to boxes of fancy wrapped boxes of pocky, not pepero.

Down with the establishment!

Choco pies v. Wagon Wheels Moon pies next.

Soju v. Arak?

FTFY

I haven't had a moon pie or wagon wheel in years. I wish I could easily and affordably get some to use here as part of a special "taste and compare" class.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1934 on: November 11, 2016, 10:34:34 am »
Soju v. Arak?
The pear arak from Neurin Maeul is one of the best spirits in the country.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1935 on: November 11, 2016, 10:36:08 am »
Nearly suffocating myself today trying to keep my laughter "silent" because I'm reading dog tweets while my coTs are actually trying to work.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 12:08:30 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1936 on: November 11, 2016, 10:45:37 am »
Blind of the week.  Observed in a test lab at a factory in Gimpo.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1937 on: November 11, 2016, 10:46:50 am »
Blind of the week.  Observed in a test lab at a factory in Gimpo.

Creative Korea!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1938 on: November 11, 2016, 10:56:01 am »
So what exactly is the deal with pepero day? I got told it is the Korean version of valentines day from my coT, but I've only seen the boys exchanging pocky with one another, and I'm at a mixed school.

Marketing day to make money for companies that produce goods shaped like the number 11.11


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1939 on: November 11, 2016, 11:01:02 am »
Spotted some dairy milk chocolate bars in the local mini stop yday. I nearly shit my pants with excitement. Leaned in to grab a handful... ALMOND. Ffs man. Is there some law that chocolate must have nuts in here? Why not just get the plain Dairy milk bars in like a civilized society?I'd buy the whole box if they did that so not like they wouldn't sell. What's the reason for the ****** almonds?

I am judging you for hating almonds in chocolate (although, to be fair, I feel the same about hazelnuts), but I've seen sinfully large Cadbury dairy milk bars in Home Plus. What a day that was.