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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 #6880 on: October 14, 2019, 12:54:35 pm »
Good lookin' out.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3825

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6881 on: October 14, 2019, 01:25:27 pm »
yeah i'd hand wash it and then just do a spin cycle in the washing machine to get the excess water out


  • Mezoti97
  • The Legend

    • 2703

    • April 14, 2011, 03:02:50 pm
    • South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6882 on: October 14, 2019, 04:54:13 pm »
I have a sweater I need to wash, but I have no idea what settings to use on my Korean washer. The instructions are "Machine wash warm separately, delicate cycle." I know 온수 and 냉수 are hot and cold, but would 온수  be a bad idea for something that's supposed to be "warm?" Also, what's the korean equivalent of the delicate cycle? I've seen pictures of some korean washers with a "lingerie" setting, but mine doesn't have that. I only have...

표준 (standard)
이불 (blankets)
절약 (eco/saving)
울 (wool)
불림 (soak)

So uh... what?

The sweater is 55% cotton, 35% nylon, 10% acrylic, if that helps at all.

Is your washing machine the front-loading type or the top-loading type? On my washing machine (top-loading), "섬세" is the delicate cycle setting.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6883 on: October 15, 2019, 09:55:57 am »
Crap!  Just practicing for the before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers.  I got volunteered to sing the first part of 'Let it be' solo, which I'm cool with.  But for some reason, I don't seem to be hitting the higher notes properly and I'm going out of key.   :sad:  Not sure why, singing louder doesn't seem to make it better.  It just feels like my throat is dry and not really limbered up.  Anyone have any hints for getting the vocal chords in tune?  Bar, a couple of bottles of 'Lin'....


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6884 on: October 15, 2019, 10:12:06 am »
Back when I was in choir and I got suckered into going from soprano 2 to soprano 1, I just drank a lot of water and did at least 30 minutes of vocal exercises everyday, lol.



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6885 on: October 15, 2019, 10:56:53 am »
Back when I was in choir and I got suckered into going from soprano 2 to soprano 1, I just drank a lot of water and did at least 30 minutes of vocal exercises everyday, lol.

Maybe that's what I'm going to have to do.  I was wondering if anyone had any special ideas like drinks or candy or something that can limber up the vocal chords quicker...


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6886 on: October 15, 2019, 11:01:55 am »
Crap!  Just practicing for the before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers.  I got volunteered to sing the first part of 'Let it be' solo, which I'm cool with.  But for some reason, I don't seem to be hitting the higher notes properly and I'm going out of key.   :sad:  Not sure why, singing louder doesn't seem to make it better.  It just feels like my throat is dry and not really limbered up.  Anyone have any hints for getting the vocal chords in tune?  Bar, a couple of bottles of 'Lin'....

Hi! A former professional musical performer here! My best advice would be warm tea with lemon and honey, or a ginger lozenge even,  to lubricate the chords, and vocal exercises (as Chinguetti mentioned) done with some sort of track or accompaniment to check your pitch.  Also, BREATHING is the most important when performing. Breathing deeply enough to support a singing voice can be difficult at first. It helps if you try to plie (or squat) when singing to help master a more useful breathing pattern. I would offer to show you, but it's rather awkward to look at. I'm sure there are video on YouTube that could help guide you through some proper breathing and singing warmups.  I hope this helps!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6887 on: October 15, 2019, 11:07:58 am »
before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers. 

That honestly sounds terrible. I don't know how some of you people get suckered into these things.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6888 on: October 15, 2019, 11:18:27 am »
Crap!  Just practicing for the before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers.  I got volunteered to sing the first part of 'Let it be' solo, which I'm cool with.  But for some reason, I don't seem to be hitting the higher notes properly and I'm going out of key.   :sad:  Not sure why, singing louder doesn't seem to make it better.  It just feels like my throat is dry and not really limbered up.  Anyone have any hints for getting the vocal chords in tune?  Bar, a couple of bottles of 'Lin'....

Hi! A former professional musical performer here! My best advice would be warm tea with lemon and honey, or a ginger lozenge even,  to lubricate the chords, and vocal exercises (as Chinguetti mentioned) done with some sort of track or accompaniment to check your pitch.  Also, BREATHING is the most important when performing. Breathing deeply enough to support a singing voice can be difficult at first. It helps if you try to plie (or squat) when singing to help master a more useful breathing pattern. I would offer to show you, but it's rather awkward to look at. I'm sure there are video on YouTube that could help guide you through some proper breathing and singing warmups.  I hope this helps!

 :-*  Just the kind of thing I'm looking for.  Will try that with my practicing!!

before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers. 

That honestly sounds terrible. I don't know how some of you people get suckered into these things.

Like I mentioned before, I'm up for these things that push me out of my comfort zone.  Makes every day a little different.  If you don't try, then you'll never know, kind of thing.  When I get much older, I can look back and think about these things, and as this is probably my last year it's make memories for me and what's the worse that can happen?  Students will think it's funny, the other teachers will too.  Nothing to lose.  I get that it's an individual preference, and that's cool too.   :undecided:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6889 on: October 25, 2019, 08:42:23 am »
Hermgheh

Didn't sleep last night. Glad it's Friday, but I'm dreading my first class. I'm hoping the dreary weather will kill all of the "Fire Friday" vibes they normally throw at me.

Just be chill, kids. Please just be chill.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6890 on: October 25, 2019, 08:45:57 am »
Just be chill, kids. Please just be chill.



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


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6891 on: October 25, 2019, 12:20:50 pm »
It got ****** sunny all of a sudden and breathed new life into these kids. I feel like I just parted the Red Sea with a shot glass.

Lunch is wait too short today.

Well, joke's on them, I just drank way too much coffee.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6892 on: October 25, 2019, 01:00:25 pm »
It got ****** sunny all of a sudden and breathed new life into these kids. I feel like I just parted the Red Sea with a shot glass.

Lunch is wait too short today.

Well, joke's on them, I just drank way too much coffee.


 :laugh:



Let's change places.  I have my singing in front of 500 students in a bit.   :huh:

 :cry:

 :afro:



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6893 on: October 25, 2019, 01:17:30 pm »
before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers. 

That honestly sounds terrible. I don't know how some of you people get suckered into these things.

One of my best memories was during my first year in Korea, one of the substitute teachers (another young guy), and myself, were asked to perform a song for the school on some talent show day.
I can't remember the song, it was a K-pop song by Infinite I think, but we both did a pretty decent job. He was a good singer and I added some spice on electric guitar... Yes, I did a solo.

Then again, I remember some poor teacher who, on his very first day, was made to sing his countries national anthem to the whole school... with no accompaniment. 



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6894 on: October 25, 2019, 03:27:09 pm »
before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers. 

That honestly sounds terrible. I don't know how some of you people get suckered into these things.

One of my best memories was during my first year in Korea, one of the substitute teachers (another young guy), and myself, were asked to perform a song for the school on some talent show day.
I can't remember the song, it was a K-pop song by Infinite I think, but we both did a pretty decent job. He was a good singer and I added some spice on electric guitar... Yes, I did a solo.

This is one big plus point I give Korea.  They do a good, positive audience.  I'm still a little pumped now as the reaction of the 500 students really stunned me.  I sang the first part solo really well, as in, I remembered all the words and I was in tune.  Then, when the other teachers joined me on stage during the song, there was more loud cheering from the students.  What I remember most is seeing a sea of 500 students, all swaying their arms and joining in the singing.  Good times!!  Also, I made the principal and other participating teachers personalised t-shirts,  on the back was their nicknames/pictures for them, too.  On the front, it spelt out, L-E-T IT B-E-!-! when we stood together, and they can all keep them as a souvenir!!  We took a group photo at the end too.  As we have a video club activity group, it was all taped too.  Will get a copy. 
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 03:30:51 pm by Ronnie Omelettes »


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3825

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6895 on: October 25, 2019, 04:54:11 pm »
It got ****** sunny all of a sudden and breathed new life into these kids. I feel like I just parted the Red Sea with a shot glass.

Lunch is wait too short today.

Well, joke's on them, I just drank way too much coffee.

christ. you too? long afternoon indeed


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

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    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6896 on: October 26, 2019, 06:23:45 am »
What day is it on Jupiter's moons?


  • kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 6031

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6897 on: October 27, 2019, 03:12:44 pm »
What day is it on Jupiter's moons?
Most of Jupitor's moons are tidally locked, so the "time of day" would be dependent on one's longitudinal position.


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  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 17, 2019, 08:09:23 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6898 on: October 27, 2019, 03:47:43 pm »
nerd  ;D
incumbo studiis


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6899 on: October 29, 2019, 08:27:45 am »
before mentioned pop song contest that I'll do next week with some of my teachers. 

That honestly sounds terrible. I don't know how some of you people get suckered into these things.

One of my best memories was during my first year in Korea, one of the substitute teachers (another young guy), and myself, were asked to perform a song for the school on some talent show day.
I can't remember the song, it was a K-pop song by Infinite I think, but we both did a pretty decent job. He was a good singer and I added some spice on electric guitar... Yes, I did a solo.

This is one big plus point I give Korea.  They do a good, positive audience.  I'm still a little pumped now as the reaction of the 500 students really stunned me.  I sang the first part solo really well, as in, I remembered all the words and I was in tune.  Then, when the other teachers joined me on stage during the song, there was more loud cheering from the students.  What I remember most is seeing a sea of 500 students, all swaying their arms and joining in the singing.  Good times!! 

Yesterday, I talked to my students about it and how I was stunned by their reaction and they said 'it's a cultural thing'.  In Korean, they called it 떼창, which basically means 'singalong'.  So I learnt a new word yesterday.  Then it got me thinking about 합창 (which is chorus) which means that 창 is probably comes from the Chinese word for singing.   :undecided: