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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5900 on: September 18, 2018, 10:38:30 am »
Hello Mr.Demartino, you might not want to reveal too many details but I've always been curious...what field of work are you in now?

I've always wondered what kind of job allows you to read and post on here all day, every day, without ever taking a break?  Also...are they looking for more people because teaching is getting a bit tiring and I'd like a nice break  :wink:
Without giving away too many details, basically my job gives me long streteches of boredom with little to do, punctuated by a periodic 'hell week'.

Ah cool, I didn't realise you were a teacher.  Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes and no. I work two jobs, one of which involves teaching (and no, the other isn't flipping burgers or tending bar).


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5901 on: September 18, 2018, 10:44:40 am »
So for thunder, you'd think they'd hangeulise it 썬더, right? Nope.................
떤덜, 필더 떤덜 (DRUM DRUM DRUM)
Just..................... no. Dawn Doll, Peel the Done Doll (BANG BANG BANG)
To be fair, most European languages that lack the "th" sound also pronounce it as a "d" sound.

Yes and no. I work two jobs, one of which involves teaching (and no, the other isn't flipping burgers or tending bar).
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5902 on: September 18, 2018, 10:48:18 am »
So for thunder, you'd think they'd hangeulise it 썬더, right? Nope.................
떤덜, 필더 떤덜 (DRUM DRUM DRUM)
Just..................... no. Dawn Doll, Peel the Done Doll (BANG BANG BANG)
To be fair, most European languages that lack the "th" sound also pronounce it as a "d" sound.

Who eeze dat guy over dere?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5903 on: September 18, 2018, 11:03:49 am »
So for thunder, you'd think they'd hangeulise it 썬더, right? Nope.................
떤덜, 필더 떤덜 (DRUM DRUM DRUM)
Just..................... no. Dawn Doll, Peel the Done Doll (BANG BANG BANG)
To be fair, most European languages that lack the "th" sound also pronounce it as a "d" sound.
Who eeze dat guy over dere?

That sounds like an evil German aristocrat impersonating an evil French aristocrat.

Also, I wanna modify my comment to "most unRomantic European languages"
Ze French, zey speak ze "th" like ze "z". Alzough come to zink of it, ozer times zey say ze "th" as a "t" such as when zey speak of ze atlétique té at ze discotèque.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5904 on: September 18, 2018, 11:07:53 am »
So for thunder, you'd think they'd hangeulise it 썬더, right? Nope.................
떤덜, 필더 떤덜 (DRUM DRUM DRUM)
Just..................... no. Dawn Doll, Peel the Done Doll (BANG BANG BANG)
To be fair, most European languages that lack the "th" sound also pronounce it as a "d" sound.
Who eeze dat guy over dere?

That sounds like an evil German aristocrat impersonating an evil French aristocrat.

Also, I wanna modify my comment to "most unRomantic European languages"
Ze French, zey speak ze "th" like ze "z". Alzough come to zink of it, ozer times zey say ze "th" as a "t" such as when zey speak of ze atlétique té at ze discotèque.

Haha, the Quebecois absolutely do the D for the th. French use the z, that's true. I had a French teacher for IR in my fourth year, she sounded so cute.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5905 on: September 18, 2018, 11:18:10 am »
Haha, the Quebecois absolutely do the D for the th. French use the z, that's true. I had a French teacher for IR in my fourth year, she sounded so cute.
  I had an Italian French teacher, a German French teacher, and a Russian French teacher. All of them were doing their darndest to teach us Quebecois French. No wonder I got so many strange looks when kicking about in France (although, surprisingly, I didn't have too much trouble understanding them).  :laugh:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5906 on: September 18, 2018, 01:37:21 pm »
Me: "Remind me that I don't need to buy this $4300 guitar."
Friend A: "Tim, you don't need to buy that $4300 guitar."
Friend B: "YOLO."


My bank account right now:



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5907 on: September 18, 2018, 02:47:36 pm »
Me: "Remind me that I don't need to buy this $4300 guitar."
Friend A: "Tim, you don't need to buy that $4300 guitar."
Friend B: "YOLO."


My bank account right now:



I kind of know what you mean, but mine is coming from a bit more necessity. I am not looking forward to buying another car... :cry:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5908 on: September 18, 2018, 03:04:27 pm »
Me: "Remind me that I don't need to buy this $4300 guitar."
Friend A: "Tim, you don't need to buy that $4300 guitar."
Friend B: "YOLO."

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I'm not sure about your age, but this seems like the opposite of how a lot of younger people think i.e. they'd rather pay for memories than "stuff".


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5909 on: September 18, 2018, 03:04:36 pm »

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I actually paid more than the price of the guitar in question on the last plane tickets I bought, hahaha. I super hate flying, so I'm not above forking over the cash for business class when I can afford it.  Every little bit of comfort and luxury helps. :laugh:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5910 on: September 18, 2018, 03:05:50 pm »

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I actually paid more than the price of the guitar in question on the last plane tickets I bought, hahaha. I super hate flying, so I'm not above forking over the cash for business class when I can afford it.  Every little bit of comfort and luxury helps. :laugh:

Expensive guitar I can completely understand.

Paying for business class? I'll never get it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5911 on: September 18, 2018, 03:08:22 pm »

Expensive guitar I can completely understand.

Paying for business class? I'll never get it.

We can't all fly without severe anxiety, I guess.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5912 on: September 18, 2018, 03:20:01 pm »
Short flights I'm fine to suffer through economy.

Yeah, if I was just hopping over to Japan or something I doubt I'd bother forking over for business. As it stands, though, I only ever fly home to visit family, and that's at least a 13 hour flight, depending on head/tailwinds. That's a bit much for me, when I know I could've paid for a better experience. I'd much rather deal with my anxiety sitting in a pod with a lay-flat seat and no neighbors, than crammed between people in a tiny seat that I'll feel guilty about reclining even a little bit in.

And yes, the food is much better in business. The gift sets are pretty nice, too.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5913 on: September 19, 2018, 09:46:12 am »
The ol' CT texts me last night to tell me the schedule was changed and that one my 2nd period class would take place during my 1st period (which is already occupied by another class). You'd think that it means that the 1st class is replaced. No.

8 minutes into the class, my other CT comes saying that my other class was waiting for me. Find it hard to believe when my CT keeps my schedule literally right in front of her, but I digress.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5914 on: September 19, 2018, 11:44:59 am »

But, you'll get years of fun out of it as it's a physical thing.  I find paying money for flights is something that grates a little, even though we have a lovely time, I'm paying it off for a while with nothing to show for it except memories.

I actually paid more than the price of the guitar in question on the last plane tickets I bought, hahaha. I super hate flying, so I'm not above forking over the cash for business class when I can afford it.  Every little bit of comfort and luxury helps. :laugh:

Expensive guitar I can completely understand.

Paying for business class? I'll never get it.

If you keep an eye on prices, the difference between economy and business can be as little as 200 000 won.  I don't mean booking a Korean air flight that the economy ticket is 2 million and the business is 4 million per ticket.  A small margin is well worth it.  Also I have to buy two tickets, for me and the Mrs.

Ah yeah, I've never seen a margin that small. Short flights I'm fine to suffer through economy. Long flights, It always seems to be almost double for a business class ticket versus economy, from my experiences.

I do sometimes pay extra for a meal during the flight, though, if one's not included in the price.

I suppose European carriers are bit better, as you can shop around.  Finnair/Lufthansa/BA and KLM all have small margins sometimes, but it's a case of constantly checking.  Last summer, I checked everyday for two months for the right price.  It just take five minutes a day to check.  Like you, I'll suffer short flights no probs, but more suitcases, lounge access, and lie flat beds with unlimited booze is always a bonus.  If you have the airlines points cards and if you take enough business flights (usually double points), then you can start booking business short haul award flights for nothing.

Haha yeah, but if you have enough money to go to literal Europe, then you have enough money to treat yourself to comfortable seats.

Air Canada Premium Economy is getting good reviews from my family on a cost/benefit basis. Haven't tried it myself.

I did have a first class flight from Bremen to Paris a few years ago.  It was a normal CRJ seat with the middle seat blocked off.  Air France lounge access was nice, but I would not have paid more for it. (I had to change a ticket during a multi-city business trip, and the 1st class seat was actually less than my original fare.)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5915 on: September 20, 2018, 07:37:09 am »
We have a new young Geography teacher who's contracted just for six months as the previous Geography teacher retired. 

A couple of weeks ago, my level one students came to me and said 'Teacher, do you like perilla leaves?'  'Yes' 'REALLY?' 'Yeh, why?' 'The Geography teacher said that foreigners don't like perilla leaves'   :undecided:

Yesterday, other level one students came to me and said 'Teacher, do you like rice cakes?' 'Some are ok, I don't like the white one' 'REALLY!!' 'Yeh, why?' 'The Geography teacher said that foreigners don't like rice cakes, because they don't like chewy food'  :undecided:

Where is she getting this nonsense from?  That shit tv program with the foreigners on it?

the only food i've encountered in korea that i truly hated was perilla leaves. **** perilla leaves


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5916 on: September 20, 2018, 07:46:13 am »

So it was you?

Unfortunately. When Korean people ask if I can eat/like Korean food, I always say I hate perilla leaves.  :laugh:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5917 on: September 20, 2018, 07:55:56 am »
Aren't perilla leaves the stuff you can boil and drink as a tea to help you sleep, too?

I accidentally used perilla oil instead of sesame oil in my bulgogi the other day. Didn't ruin it, but it was still kind of awful.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5918 on: September 20, 2018, 08:14:55 am »
I'm sat here wondering what the hell are perilla leaves?

깻잎 smells like toilet cleaner and taste worse. I hate it when we go for dinner and the perilla leaves are sitting on top of the lettuce as it soaks its smell and flavour into everything it touches.  :sad:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5919 on: September 20, 2018, 08:16:40 am »
I identify as a perilla leaf and find this discussion offensive.