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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5000 on: April 25, 2018, 10:32:05 am »
Well this is a first: One of my CoTs just had another CoT help give him acupuncture right here in the office.
Actual acupuncture or the indigestion thumb pricking? I would be a bit scared and impressed if it's the former...

Actual acupuncture. He has the tube for tapping the needle in and everything.


  • 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 #5001 on: April 25, 2018, 11:22:21 am »
Well this is a first: One of my CoTs just had another CoT help give him acupuncture right here in the office.
Actual acupuncture or the indigestion thumb pricking? I would be a bit scared and impressed if it's the former...

Actual acupuncture. He has the tube for tapping the needle in and everything.
Oh my. Ask him to do you next. I still haven't gone for it before, though I would like to to try to take care of some pain and scar tissue in my knees.


  • kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5002 on: April 25, 2018, 11:44:58 am »
Well this is a first: One of my CoTs just had another CoT help give him acupuncture right here in the office.
Actual acupuncture or the indigestion thumb pricking? I would be a bit scared and impressed if it's the former...

Actual acupuncture. He has the tube for tapping the needle in and everything.
Oh my. Ask him to do you next. I still haven't gone for it before, though I would like to to try to take care of some pain and scar tissue in my knees.
Doesn't getting acupuncture from somebody who barely knows what they're doing run the risk of deadening nerves?

I remember that, back in highschool when eyebrow piercings were all the rage, my friends would want to get them done, but couldn't afford/get permission for it, so we did it old-skool with an ice cube, a cork, some rubbing alcohol, and a safety pin. Must've pierced like 6 or 7 eyebrows. Years later I learned that home piercings can lead to eyebrow paralysis...  oops... :huh:


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

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    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5003 on: April 25, 2018, 12:18:32 pm »
My school is having asbestos removed this summer.  In fact, our first semester will end a little earlier than usual.  I'm hoping and praying that this means that summer english camp will be cancelled and I won't have to deskwarm. 

I know it's not likely, but one can hope.......


  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5004 on: April 25, 2018, 12:23:02 pm »
My school is having asbestos removed this summer.  In fact, our first semester will end a little earlier than usual.  I'm hoping and praying that this means that summer english camp will be cancelled and I won't have to deskwarm. 

I know it's not likely, but one can hope.......

Careful. My friend had this done and he couldn't go to school for the summer break (even to deskwarm) and then he had to make up all his days that Jan/Feb and had no time off then (not even a vacation).
The joys of fauxtherhood


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 593

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5005 on: April 25, 2018, 12:31:12 pm »
My school is having asbestos removed this summer.  In fact, our first semester will end a little earlier than usual.  I'm hoping and praying that this means that summer english camp will be cancelled and I won't have to deskwarm. 

I know it's not likely, but one can hope.......

Careful. My friend had this done and he couldn't go to school for the summer break (even to deskwarm) and then he had to make up all his days that Jan/Feb and had no time off then (not even a vacation).

My contract ends at the end of August and I'm not renewing.  Believe me, I will make sure I have all my ducks in a row before being cheated out of something. 

I do appreciate the concern, though.


  • elsbethm
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    • September 29, 2016, 09:26:54 pm
    • gangwondo
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5006 on: April 25, 2018, 01:27:36 pm »
My school is having asbestos removed this summer.  In fact, our first semester will end a little earlier than usual.  I'm hoping and praying that this means that summer english camp will be cancelled and I won't have to deskwarm. 

I know it's not likely, but one can hope.......

Careful. My friend had this done and he couldn't go to school for the summer break (even to deskwarm) and then he had to make up all his days that Jan/Feb and had no time off then (not even a vacation).

I'm going to have a similar situation this year. I'll have to teach through most of January at my one school.  At least I'll still have February off.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5007 on: April 25, 2018, 01:45:35 pm »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
Who is here in 2019?


  • Datasapien
  • Super Waygook

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    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
    • Chungcheongbuk-do
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5008 on: April 25, 2018, 03:06:14 pm »
A Korean phone conversation:

네?
네.
네 네 네!
네?
네~~~ *hangs up*

And Avec, lemme know if you finally crack her!

   
"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." - Jebediah Springfield.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5009 on: April 26, 2018, 09:07:26 am »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?


  • hulme187
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    • March 05, 2012, 12:54:02 pm
    • Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5010 on: April 26, 2018, 09:37:13 am »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?

Over 2 hours of my life I won't get back.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5011 on: April 26, 2018, 09:37:55 am »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?

Over 2 hours of my life I won't get back.

I take it you don't consider that a worthy sacrifice.


  • Mr C
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5012 on: April 26, 2018, 01:00:09 pm »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5013 on: April 26, 2018, 01:35:19 pm »
오늘 한국어 수업 시간에...

선생님 (학생에게): 내일은 네가 생일이에요. 뭐 먹을래요?

다른 학생: 여자 친구!
 :shocked: :shocked:
나밖에 안 들은 것 같아요...


  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5014 on: April 26, 2018, 01:36:27 pm »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.
To add, this is the pettiest thing I've ever seen. haha
The joys of fauxtherhood


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 788

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5015 on: April 26, 2018, 03:01:17 pm »
Sat down and talked with one of my co-teachers over some tea. She asked me about classrooms in America, and started telling me how envious she was that parents back home stress good grades AND good behavior.

That said, I started wondering how the pay here for the average Korean teacher compares to the average American teacher. I know American teachers are waging protests these days for better pay, but she told me it's pretty bad here too.

Anyone know how it stacks up?
The World Ends With You


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5016 on: April 26, 2018, 03:05:46 pm »
오늘 한국어 수업 시간에...

선생님 (학생에게): 내일은 네가 생일이에요. 뭐 먹을래요?

다른 학생: 여자 친구!
 :shocked: :shocked:
나밖에 안 들은 것 같아요...

Well, sounds fun.
Who is here in 2019?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5017 on: April 26, 2018, 03:07:12 pm »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.
To add, this is the pettiest thing I've ever seen. haha

Haha. This is a ramble from my perspective.  :P
Who is here in 2019?


  • Bingsu
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    • 206

    • March 08, 2017, 12:32:17 am
    • United States
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5018 on: April 26, 2018, 06:13:11 pm »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5019 on: April 26, 2018, 08:05:25 pm »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol

It's not normal at all.

Physical boundaries and personal space aren't quite the same as in the west, but you're within your right to insist on them.

Touching somebody else's food without a good reason is weird and rude pretty much everywhere, including Korea.