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  • denimdaze
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    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4720 on: March 13, 2018, 11:54:27 am »
When I was in high school several students smoked. They did it in the bathroom. If you walked in the bathroom, your clothes smelled like smoke when you walked out.  The teachers wouldn't do anything about because the principal would not support them.  He told them they had to catch the student with the cigarette in hand.  The teachers weren't about to start opening the stall doors, and I don't blame them for that.  Still, I always hated having to use the bathroom at school.

One year I had to share a locker with a girl whose parents smoked.  She didn't smoke herself, but her coat smelled, which made my coat hanging next to it in an enclosed space smell just as bad. 


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4721 on: March 13, 2018, 12:20:23 pm »
Yeah, cigarette smoke is some heavy, sticky stuff. My dad was a heavy smoker when I was a kid. He quit while I was just starting high school, and I found out from a few new classmates that they'd always assumed that I was a smoker because I always smelled like cigarettes, lol. I hadn't realized it because I was noseblind to it at the time (been around it for too long). Now, I can't stand the smell of it. It literally makes me feel ill.

Most Korean students I come across are paranoid about smelling bad, though, so from what I've seen and heard about in general they avoid anything that could leave them reeking. This includes wandering into bathrooms that smell like cigarette smoke. They'll just walk farther out to a different bathroom. Last year, though, I'm pretty sure that the student body knew which bathrooms and areas to avoid at certain times of the day.

The students always know.


  • CJ
  • Super Waygook

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    • November 15, 2010, 08:11:00 am
    • Down south
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4722 on: March 13, 2018, 12:32:01 pm »
I have no idea why I keep ordering  dwaejigukbap for lunch when I go my usual restaurant on my travel school days. Itís like they find the fattiest and generally ghastliest pieces of pork they can find and plonk it in my meal. I end up picking all the meat out so essentially Iím paying for a broth, rice and side dishes. Iím a meat eater for life, though.


  • sbk
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    • March 22, 2016, 02:44:47 pm
    • seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4723 on: March 13, 2018, 12:52:41 pm »
I hope and pray that one day smoking will be a things of the past. I get annoyed when someone pollutes my air with their smoke. As if the general air pollution is not bad enough. I feel like saying to people "hey do you feel like some more pollution today" when they smoke. Even getting in the elevator is bad enough after a smoker. On weekend nights you also get the Soju smell in the elevator too - in my apartment.  I am sensitive to smells. At least its on the decline i think.


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4724 on: March 13, 2018, 01:27:50 pm »
I hope and pray that one day smoking will be a things of the past. I get annoyed when someone pollutes my air with their smoke. As if the general air pollution is not bad enough. I feel like saying to people "hey do you feel like some more pollution today" when they smoke. Even getting in the elevator is bad enough after a smoker. On weekend nights you also get the Soju smell in the elevator too - in my apartment.  I am sensitive to smells. At least its on the decline i think.


I hope smoking will be a thing of the past too, but right now, I get annoyed when people pollute my smoke with their presence.


  • zola
  • The Legend

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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4725 on: March 13, 2018, 01:44:49 pm »
I hope and pray that one day smoking will be a things of the past. I get annoyed when someone pollutes my air with their smoke. As if the general air pollution is not bad enough. I feel like saying to people "hey do you feel like some more pollution today" when they smoke. Even getting in the elevator is bad enough after a smoker. On weekend nights you also get the Soju smell in the elevator too - in my apartment.  I am sensitive to smells. At least its on the decline i think.

Yeah. It's so gross. And such an imposition on those around you. Stay in your hole if you want to smoke. And then change your clothes after finishing. Because you smell like stale shit.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • Kaynadian
  • Adventurer

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    • August 27, 2015, 07:54:56 am
    • Taebaek
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4726 on: March 16, 2018, 09:41:57 am »
I can't figure out whether my new main co-teacher is being short with me or it's just the way she uses English. For example, she is in a different office from me so when she comes into my office I will greet her. Today is a testing day and so I understand she is busy but when I simply waved and said hi as she came in, she said "I'm busy" and walked out. There are other incidences similar to this. But other times she can be perfectly pleasant.  :undecided:


  • JahMoo
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    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4727 on: March 16, 2018, 12:19:37 pm »
I can't figure out whether my new main co-teacher is being short with me or it's just the way she uses English. For example, she is in a different office from me so when she comes into my office I will greet her. Today is a testing day and so I understand she is busy but when I simply waved and said hi as she came in, she said "I'm busy" and walked out. There are other incidences similar to this. But other times she can be perfectly pleasant.  :undecided:

It might be the way she uses English. A lot of Koreans directly translate everything into Korean in their brains. So when you said hello, she thought, 안녕하세요, which technically means, Are you well? So in her head she thought, no, I'm not well, I'm so busy. I had a coteacher explain that to me in my first year.


  • JVPrice
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    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4728 on: March 16, 2018, 01:57:08 pm »
The admin lady in our teachers' room, on the other side of the room, has been sniffing every 20 seconds for the last three days.  Do you think I could sneak over and stuff some toilet roll up her nose?

If it's been for the past three days, I think you're doing her a favor at this point.   :laugh:
The World Ends With You


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4729 on: March 16, 2018, 01:58:42 pm »
Does anyone else find themselves eating and snacking more frequently whenever they don't get enough sleep, especially when it's over the course of several days, even when not hungry or after having just eaten?
 
I've had enough of these chips, but I keep catching myself eating them. This always happens when I'm sleep-deprived.

I'm just going to sleep through the entire weekend. TGIF

The admin lady in our teachers' room, on the other side of the room, has been sniffing every 20 seconds for the last three days.  Do you think I could sneak over and stuff some toilet roll up her nose?

Only if it's the whole roll.


  • midori951
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    • February 24, 2014, 12:14:59 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4730 on: March 16, 2018, 02:08:35 pm »
Does anyone else find themselves eating and snacking more frequently whenever they don't get enough sleep, especially when it's over the course of several days, even when not hungry or after having just eaten?
 
I've had enough of these chips, but I keep catching myself eating them. This always happens when I'm sleep-deprived.

I'm just going to sleep through the entire weekend. TGIF

The admin lady in our teachers' room, on the other side of the room, has been sniffing every 20 seconds for the last three days.  Do you think I could sneak over and stuff some toilet roll up her nose?

Only if it's the whole roll.

I would say that snacking also happens to me when im  tired, or sleep deprived. One thing Ive changed in my diet since I caught on was cut out all sugar (fruit is good in moderation), and low carb diet. I also started working out alot more and its a great way to clear my mind and make going to sleep easier. I also always make time to get enough sleep. If you are having issues falling asleep, try not looking at screens in bed and an hour or two before you actually want to sleep.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4731 on: March 16, 2018, 02:41:49 pm »
uurrrrggggg co-workers! why do they have to be such american wannabe assholes!!


  • 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 #4732 on: March 19, 2018, 10:08:44 am »
Speaking of snacks, I just got a basil-pesto potato chip that I'm looking forward to trying soon.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4733 on: March 19, 2018, 02:08:42 pm »
Speaking of snacks, I just got a basil-pesto potato chip that I'm looking forward to trying soon.

I was massively dissappointed by them.  The flavour was neither here nor there


  • 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 #4734 on: March 19, 2018, 03:22:44 pm »
Speaking of snacks, I just got a basil-pesto potato chip that I'm looking forward to trying soon.

I was massively dissappointed by them.  The flavour was neither here nor there
:(


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4735 on: March 21, 2018, 02:44:14 pm »
Last week I had a few boys asking me how to say and/or spell anything to do with asking for a person's height. I thought it was strange but didn't think anything of it until this week where I've gotten several boys at another school asking me the same thing. And a coT has reported being asked as well.

So now I'm wondering what's with the sudden interest and if it's related to anything weird, either currently circulating or something just about to hit the fan.

Anyone else get this?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4736 on: March 23, 2018, 02:18:23 pm »
One class to go before I finally get to lock my doors and be a hermit for a while.

Happy Friday, everyone.


  • CO2
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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4737 on: March 24, 2018, 11:10:38 pm »
These are pointless, right?

Just hanging out in Chuncheon by myself. I'm at a love motel listening to Bob Dylan Live at Royal Albert Hall 1966. I needed some time to myself so I came out here last night. Just me.

I'm a social animal, we all are. But, I'm like Don Quixote, I tilt at any windmill I see and go full bore. This is a fun life, to be sure, but it results in a huge drain after a while. I'm constantly on, there's no down time. Since being single these past 365 days, I've made more friends and had more experiences then the 2 years prior to that. But it's exhausting. I say yes. Yes, I'll come out, yes, I'll do this exciting thing.

If anyone needs some down time to just relax, Chuncheon is the place to do that. I walked along the river today. There was nary a soul out there. It was................. silent. Truly.

Get out thewre and decompress once in a while. It'll do ya good, I assure you.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4738 on: March 27, 2018, 11:09:27 am »
So today I learned that a lot of schools in my area conduct urine tests for nicotine.

The admin lady in our teachers' room, on the other side of the room, has been sniffing every 20 seconds for the last three days.  Do you think I could sneak over and stuff some toilet roll up her nose?

Still continues to sniff every twenty seconds for over two weeks now.  Toilet roll maybe not work anymore, how about a swimming towel?

She probably needs to see an allergist or ENT at this point, lol.

That, or she's not sleeping with an air purifier.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4739 on: March 27, 2018, 12:22:52 pm »
I have a couple of students who are making it a habit of coming into my office during lunch and after school. This normally wouldn't be a problem, but it's become all the time, and we're talking almost an hour each time, so it is cutting into the time I use to get work done here and there. I don't want to shoo them away, though, because both are rather low-level students, and it's encouraging that they want to spend time with me for as much English practice as possible... but at the same time, I'm beginning to suspect that their desire to spend time with me has more to do with childhood crushes than it does with actual English, lol.

I'm still battling out how to best limit how often or how long they come to visit me for without disparaging them from coming in altogether. It's so easy to give off the wrong impressions.