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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6080 on: November 05, 2018, 12:47:35 pm »
In my continuing quest to watch all of YouTube I came across an interesting fact on a video about New Zealand being strict on Chinese tourists bringing food in.  New Zealand apparently does not have fruit flies.  Amazing.

As a NZer, I can tell you that our bio-security regulations are crazy.
We do have fruit flies though :P


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6081 on: November 05, 2018, 12:53:04 pm »
"Everything is subjective!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SHUT UP
If demography is destiny, rock is in real trouble.

What sounds like an awesome jam to one group of people, sounds like dissonant cats screeching to others.  Much of the broader world prefers more melodic and/or rhythmic music. Remember WE are the ones who are WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic) to the rest of the world. The rest of the world are the ones that are normal.

That all being said, trends can change. Who knows? Maybe in 30 or 40 years, rock has a massive resurgence. Or jazz does.

Personally, I'd rather listen to classic rock any day than BTS and recent pop music, but I'm not bitter or angry at people (especially those who are younger) preferring something else.

Except for EDM.

If demography determines things, then I think everything except hip-hop, pop, and EDM are in trouble. :p


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6082 on: November 05, 2018, 01:46:35 pm »
I've already given up for this week.

It's time for the glitter.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6083 on: November 05, 2018, 05:53:00 pm »
People that do U-turns suddenly in traffic.  8)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6084 on: November 06, 2018, 01:49:57 pm »
Ever noticed how foreigners selling stuff here don't seem to understand depreciation?

For example 1997 KIA Car paid w1m for it back in 2001 just had 4 new tires fitted selling for w1m.

or

US PS4 500GB comes with original controllers and FIFA 2014 bought in 2013 selling for $395.

I've noticed this a lot recently. It bothers me a great deal. Please stop.
Who is here in 2019?


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  • The Legend

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6085 on: November 06, 2018, 01:54:00 pm »
Ever noticed how foreigners selling stuff here don't seem to understand depreciation?

For example 1997 KIA Car paid w1m for it back in 2001 just had 4 new tires fitted selling for w1m.

or

US PS4 500GB comes with original controllers and FIFA 2014 bought in 2013 selling for $395.

I've noticed this a lot recently. It bothers me a great deal. Please stop.

Right. If you paid 475 000 for a PS4 4 years ago and want 395$ for it, it'd better be mint and come with 8 games.

I would gladly spend 20% more on something for new, having the peace of mind that it's never been used AND a warranty. AND a receipt. 
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6086 on: November 06, 2018, 02:04:04 pm »
Hello, I am moving and selling this collection of half-used shampoo and toiletry products. I'm only asking 5,000 won each!



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6087 on: November 06, 2018, 02:10:26 pm »
Don't forget the coathangers...500 Won each!


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6088 on: November 06, 2018, 02:12:08 pm »
Hello, I am moving and selling this collection of half-used shampoo and toiletry products. I'm only asking 5,000 won each!

I'm also selling half of a used shoelace for 10,000Won. Pick up is at X location.


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  • The Legend

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6089 on: November 06, 2018, 02:14:27 pm »
My GF's family gave me 4kg of kimchi on Chuseok. I have 2 kg left but I'm moving back to Canada.

It's organic and homemade. 45 000 OBO
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6090 on: November 06, 2018, 02:21:09 pm »
My GF's family gave me 4kg of kimchi on Chuseok. I have 2 kg left but I'm moving back to Canada.

It's organic and homemade. 45 000 OBO

For a second, I thought you were actually leaving us, and I was sad.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6091 on: November 06, 2018, 02:22:07 pm »
My GF's family gave me 4kg of kimchi on Chuseok. I have 2 kg left but I'm moving back to Canada.

It's organic and homemade. 45 000 OBO

For a second, I thought you were actually leaving us, and I was sad.

Are you buying my kimchi or not?

Serious replies only.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6092 on: November 08, 2018, 08:33:27 am »
For some reason I've been craving fish and chips like crazy for the past few weeks. 

It's the one authentic British food that I've never seen here. 

I'm dying for it  :cry: :cry: :cry:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6093 on: November 08, 2018, 08:40:43 am »
For some reason I've been craving fish and chips like crazy for the past few weeks. 

It's the one authentic British food that I've never seen here. 

I'm dying for it  :cry: :cry: :cry:

They do it in several establishments in Itaewon


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6094 on: November 08, 2018, 08:42:52 am »
For some reason I've been craving fish and chips like crazy for the past few weeks. 

It's the one authentic British food that I've never seen here. 

I'm dying for it  :cry: :cry: :cry:

They do it in several establishments in Itaewon

There is/was a fish and chip place in Sinchon in Seoul run by 2 English guys. Haven't been in about 6 years though so don't know if it's still open or not.
Who is here in 2019?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6095 on: November 08, 2018, 08:53:16 am »
For some reason I've been craving fish and chips like crazy for the past few weeks. 

It's the one authentic British food that I've never seen here. 

I'm dying for it  :cry: :cry: :cry:

They do it in several establishments in Itaewon

What, actual British style chip shop chips?   :shocked:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6096 on: November 08, 2018, 08:59:33 am »
Baby Guinness in Yeonsinnae has them too.
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

-Will Rogers


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6097 on: November 08, 2018, 09:13:07 am »
Thanks for the tips guys...guess I'm heading for Seoul then!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6098 on: November 08, 2018, 11:49:36 am »
My country school cracks me up.  First I'm told by my 4th grade CoT that we won't be having class tomorrow, (at the normal time) but we will be having it after break.  10:55-11:30 AM... I inform him that I have block 5th grade at that time...  I get the look of, "And....."  Again, I explain I have lessons from 10:55-12:20 PM I even write it out on the white board.  Now he understands, but he tells me that he's going to ask my 5th grade CoT about it...  Dude, really?!  Then during break, one of my 6th graders comes in to chat.  She asks if I'm going to be in class today.  Yea...  I'll be there.  Now, why would she ask me that?  She probably knows some thing I don't.  Sure enough, I head down to teach my 6th grade and my CoT is still teaching his other lesson, we all get behind, no big deal. So, I stand outside his door for a good 10 minutes until it dawns on me, I guess I'm not teaching class today.  No wonder my 6th grader asked if I would be there today.  It's literally one thing after another here. 

TBH, I love this damn school!  If they're not canceling classes on me, then their changing times, forgetting to tell me if class has been canceled or not etc etc.  Most people would lose their sh*t, I on the other hand, find it amusing.  I'm seriously going to miss this school! 


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6099 on: November 09, 2018, 08:41:06 am »
4th grade at my country school is now being taught "the body" so I thought maybe the song "Head, shoulder, knees, and toes" would help them along.  But while singing said song, I veered off into the "Animaniacs" theme song.  Anyone else hear the similarities?   :huh: