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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5580 on: July 09, 2018, 01:49:09 pm »
Anybody get "No wifi" from a kid who's put on the spot but can't come up with the answer when called on? Something like "brainfart", I'm guessing. I though it was clever.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5581 on: July 09, 2018, 02:30:28 pm »
Honestly, it'd probably be easier just to burn the building down.

Years ago, when I was shopping for a house in rural Canada, I told my agent I was looking for fixer-upper, but not tearer-downer.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5582 on: July 09, 2018, 02:41:19 pm »
Thinking about relocating somewhere rural.

I say we start a weig commune, but call it an "English Village" and hire each other as teachers for shell hagwons to get visas and evade the authorities as we live off the land. I hear cockroach poop makes great fertilizer!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5583 on: July 09, 2018, 02:48:42 pm »
Students know I'm leaving now.

The 5th graders have been giving me  lots of "Don't go"'s and sad faces. 6th graders probably do give a shit but apart from the sweetest girls most wont show it til maaaaaaaaaybe the last day.

Relying on my countryside school here. I'm hoping to get at least a single sad tear.  :laugh:



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5584 on: July 09, 2018, 02:49:21 pm »
Also, my significant other and I have considered going somewhere rural, too. Like, most of Korea outside of the big and medium cities is a ghost town. And there's always stories about these small towns that are going to stop existing cause nobody lives there and all the current residents are dying off. I feel like it'd be really affordable to live in one of those places.

But... would I want to?

Pro: dog, grow vegetables, plentiful space
Con: Lots of things
Or rather, very few things: no cafes, no theatres, no restaurants, no shops, no gyms...  :laugh:

    Actually, I live in a fairly rural area and am really enjoying it. It's a small university town so it has all the amenities, a fair waeg population to hang out with, and is less than an hour away from a big city and all its decadent hedonism. On the other hand, it's still small enough that the truly scenic countryside is only a 15 minute walk away, and the air is less horrific than in more densely populated areas. I think that owning a vehicle really makes being in a less urban area a lot more tolerable: not having to rely on infrequent transit to go anywhere is hugely convenient.
   Also, renting a nice modern apartment for less than the typical urban one-room has totally ruined me: I'll never be able to live in a small lightless one-room "villa" directly across a vomit filled alley from the exhaust vents of a Mr. Chicken's-Delicious-Deep-fried-Chicken again.  :smiley:

I'm in a super, super, tiny place in Korea. There are restaurants here, and 1 cafe (coffee and beer lol); But the no gym thing is a huge bummer. I'm not fussed about not having a theatre lol. There is also a bigger small town nearby that has shops, more restaurants and cafe's. (about 10 - 15 mins away by bus), but it also doesn't have a gym. :'(

I really enjoy my area, but it takes awhile to get to anywhere bigger. :'(


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5585 on: July 09, 2018, 08:32:23 pm »
classy, Minsu “Mandoo” Kang~ ;D

« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 09:44:54 pm by donovan »


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5586 on: July 10, 2018, 11:56:57 am »
Only just learned that my school didn't like the previous two NETs before me, lol. They won't go into details on why, but enough info got dropped that it's implied that they were lazy and often tried to take advantage of the school. Before then, I'd thought my school had been fine with the previous NETs.

Makes me wonder how much of what they experienced is accurate vs. perception. I've been in conversations where a NET was clearly just trying to make sure their contract terms were being honored, but the Koreans in that conversation just thought that the NET was being difficult and inflexible (even if what they were asking the NET to do is illegal). In their minds, if it's okay with Koreans, it should be okay with the NET, too. This bleeds into the mindset of "if I can't fight back, you shouldn't fight back, either." Otherwise, it's not fair.  :undecided:

On the other hand, there really are some really shitty NETs here. A lot of them, actually.

Makes me wonder what my school will say about me to future NETs once I leave, though. The shit flows both ways.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 12:01:26 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5587 on: July 10, 2018, 02:51:57 pm »
How have I just this moment discovered that there is a 9th season of Curb your Enthusiasm?  :cry:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5588 on: July 10, 2018, 03:03:49 pm »
Only just learned that my school didn't like the previous two NETs before me, lol. They won't go into details on why, but enough info got dropped that it's implied that they were lazy and often tried to take advantage of the school. Before then, I'd thought my school had been fine with the previous NETs.

Makes me wonder how much of what they experienced is accurate vs. perception. I've been in conversations where a NET was clearly just trying to make sure their contract terms were being honored, but the Koreans in that conversation just thought that the NET was being difficult and inflexible (even if what they were asking the NET to do is illegal). In their minds, if it's okay with Koreans, it should be okay with the NET, too. This bleeds into the mindset of "if I can't fight back, you shouldn't fight back, either." Otherwise, it's not fair.  :undecided:

On the other hand, there really are some really shitty NETs here. A lot of them, actually.

Makes me wonder what my school will say about me to future NETs once I leave, though. The shit flows both ways.

I know my school were kind of neutral on the previous NET. They said they had a good work ethic but, the problems with them lay with things outside of the school. Like the apartment, the previous NET didn't clean it a single time in the 2 years or so in their time here. Along with other things like that.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5589 on: July 10, 2018, 03:13:55 pm »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5590 on: July 10, 2018, 03:19:21 pm »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5591 on: July 10, 2018, 03:20:24 pm »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5592 on: July 10, 2018, 03:22:04 pm »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."

hahahahahahaha.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5593 on: July 10, 2018, 03:25:58 pm »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."

hahahahahahaha.

lolz
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5594 on: July 11, 2018, 09:13:45 am »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from £30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around £250. Even £250 seems a bit stingy to me.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 09:15:42 am by alexisalex »


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5595 on: July 11, 2018, 09:18:29 am »
Give what you responsibly can and want to.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5596 on: July 11, 2018, 09:36:12 am »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from £30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around £250. Even £250 seems a bit stingy to me.

Probably 300-500, I'd say. It would also depend on if you've had other siblings or not getting married, what you all normally give as gifts for other occasions, and the like. Maybe you could also look into buying a visa card for petrol, or another kind of gift card. But yeah, it is more down to what you're comfortable with.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5597 on: July 12, 2018, 05:30:19 am »
In Korea the minimum is a) enough to cover your buffet ticket or b) as much as they gave you for yours. Of course the closer the relative, the more you should give.

In America, a 700 gsm towel set or its cash equivalent.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5598 on: July 12, 2018, 08:30:29 am »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from £30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around £250. Even £250 seems a bit stingy to me.

250 pounds is around $500NZD (give or take a little), personally, I see that as too much.
Though, probably around the mark if you can't attend in person.
My step brother is getting married in Feb, I got asked to not buy / bring a gift if I attend in person, as it will cost a lot for me to get back home for the wedding.
If I was in NZ still and attended the wedding, I'd probably spend around $100 - $150NZD (Roughly 50 - 75 pounds) on a gift for a wedding.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5599 on: July 12, 2018, 09:47:19 am »
My gf's (4 yrs) brother got married last yr and I was at the wedding and in a bunch of the wedding photos also. Gf wanted to help them go on the honeymoon to china. She gave 1.5mill and I gave 500k won. To much? I never know about these things.
 I did just 100CAD at one of my best friends wedding but I had to fly across the country to get there. I guess what you feel comfortable with. It will be recorded for the rest of time lol.