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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2340 on: December 13, 2017, 10:02:02 am »
Christmas is on a Monday. 3 day weekend! Sweet.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2341 on: December 13, 2017, 10:25:33 am »
Christmas is on a Monday. 3 day weekend! Sweet.

I get paid on the 25th. Which means I'll get paid on the 22nd.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2342 on: December 13, 2017, 10:47:37 am »
Christmas is on a Monday. 3 day weekend! Sweet.

I get paid on the 25th. Which means I'll get paid on the 22nd.

BOOYAH

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2343 on: December 13, 2017, 02:04:38 pm »
I'm so excited, leaving for Germany and Switzerland in 7 days...

I'm both happy for and jealous of you. Hope you have a lot of fun!

Also, before I forget, I think it was you who asked me to follow up on that watermelon ice pack for eyes being sold in Artbox. Just reporting that I've been using it regularly and it hasn't burst on me, yet. It's cheap, though, and I'm going to upgrade to something a little more comfortable to keep on for longer periods of time.
Thanks! I'm a bit nervous though that I'm super unprepared for the cold. I'm unsure what coat I should bring with me and if I will make it. Korea's the coldest I've ever been in my life and I'm not sure what I'll do if this is worse.

Oh, right! Thats good to know. Thanks for the update. I don't think I'll be using any ice packs soon though...


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2344 on: December 13, 2017, 02:40:53 pm »
I'm so excited, leaving for Germany and Switzerland in 7 days...

Went to Austria in the summer and I've never been anywhere so beautiful in all my life, I'd imagine Switzerland is similar.  It was a tossup between Switzerland and Austria mind.  But in the summer, there are more direct flights to Austria.  Grindelwald in Switzerland is where I was looking and it looks amazing, maybe next summer....

Summer.



Winter.


Oh, I would like to go to Grindelwald too. Switzerland is one of my number one places I've always wanted to go to. I'm definitely going to also go back sometime in the summer. I think both seasons look beautiful, one just a bit scarier, personal comfort wise.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2345 on: December 13, 2017, 02:48:03 pm »
I'm so excited, leaving for Germany and Switzerland in 7 days...

Went to Austria in the summer and I've never been anywhere so beautiful in all my life, I'd imagine Switzerland is similar.  It was a tossup between Switzerland and Austria mind.  But in the summer, there are more direct flights to Austria.  Grindelwald in Switzerland is where I was looking and it looks amazing, maybe next summer....

Summer.



Winter.


Oh, I would like to go to Grindelwald too. Switzerland is one of my number one places I've always wanted to go to. I'm definitely going to also go back sometime in the summer. I think both seasons look beautiful, one just a bit scarier, personal comfort wise.

December in a snowy Switerland, on a bright clear day, in a traditional wooden ski chalet in the mountains in the middle of nowhere, with an open fire, and a glass of red wine.   ;D

That would be bliss!
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2346 on: December 13, 2017, 06:14:26 pm »
Oh, I would like to go to Grindelwald too. Switzerland is one of my number one places I've always wanted to go to. I'm definitely going to also go back sometime in the summer. I think both seasons look beautiful, one just a bit scarier, personal comfort wise.

I've been to Switzerland both in the winter and the summer -- it's nice both seasons, just depends on which season you prefer, I suppose. Germany and Austria are also lovely, although I've only been to those countries in the summer (unless a layover at the Munich airport in the winter counts, haha).


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« Reply #2347 on: December 14, 2017, 09:36:29 am »
Oh, I would like to go to Grindelwald too. Switzerland is one of my number one places I've always wanted to go to. I'm definitely going to also go back sometime in the summer. I think both seasons look beautiful, one just a bit scarier, personal comfort wise.

I've been to Switzerland both in the winter and the summer -- it's nice both seasons, just depends on which season you prefer, I suppose. Germany and Austria are also lovely, although I've only been to those countries in the summer (unless a layover at the Munich airport in the winter counts, haha).
I generally prefer summer, but I love the romanticism of snow and winter, so I'll still enjoy it.

@Dave Stepz- Fair enough. I'll tell you what though, I'm looking forward to the mulled wine and cider. I'm also going to try my first ever fruit cake. Figured it's better to start off with the proper stuff than whatever the bastardized version it is America does that everyone always hates.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2348 on: January 03, 2018, 02:06:59 pm »
I never have to teach with my control freak motormouth co again!


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« Reply #2349 on: January 03, 2018, 06:01:02 pm »
I haven't had to do an English camp in 2.5 years.   I've been out of Korea for 2 years.   I got another 6 percent raise after watching salary continually drop in Korea with increased taxes and no raises.  Air here improved year upon year.  I have five kitties.  I just came back from Disney World.  I'm getting a kind new boss.  I'm tooting my horn..sorry. just a little happy over a stressful year that saw my husband going back to Korea.   My 4 year olds i teach are smart and most polite out of all the classes.  They just kick butt.


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« Reply #2350 on: January 05, 2018, 04:12:29 pm »
Aww. On the subway, all seats occupied. (I am standing) An elderly man totters on. A woman leaps up and insists he take her seat. She and another commuter help the elderly man sit down. Absolutely lovely~


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« Reply #2351 on: January 08, 2018, 08:38:07 am »
Today is supposed to be the last day of my winter camp, but since all 3 students have other plans today, I'm finished.  Three days of desk-warming, and then vacation.

For now I'm watching the snow fall down out the window. 


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« Reply #2352 on: January 08, 2018, 08:46:22 am »
I had a fantastic vacation! Far too short for my tastes. But Germany and Switzerland were wonderful, I ate enough bread and cheese to feed a small nation, got to meet the German side of my family for the first time, and it was warmer than it was in Korea.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2353 on: January 08, 2018, 10:06:40 am »
I had a fantastic vacation! Far too short for my tastes. But Germany and Switzerland were wonderful, I ate enough bread and cheese to feed a small nation, got to meet the German side of my family for the first time, and it was warmer than it was in Korea.

Nice to hear you had a lovely vacation.  Was it bitingly cold?  I'm sure you bought some cheese back in your case too.  :wink: Off next week to England, then Malta and then Sweden.  Will be nice just need to get this week camp out of the way first.
No! It was actually warmish! There were a few days I just wore a sweater and was fine. There was one day where it got to 13 C. I was definitely over prepared clothing wise. It apparently gets colder in Korea than it does in the Alps, which makes me question my choice in living here...

Malta will be so nice! How long will you be there for?


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« Reply #2354 on: January 09, 2018, 04:06:05 pm »
Scored a (nearly free but for the nominal contract transferral fee) half year membership to a local gym. 

And then I realized... a gym is just a playground for adults  :laugh:


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« Reply #2355 on: January 10, 2018, 12:40:19 pm »
Midterm results: only missed 3.6 points out of 100. :D

Somehow did better on the speaking section than writing.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2356 on: January 10, 2018, 12:48:06 pm »
Where are you studying?


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« Reply #2357 on: January 10, 2018, 12:54:46 pm »


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« Reply #2358 on: January 10, 2018, 02:45:23 pm »
Korean language course? You'd recommend it?


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« Reply #2359 on: January 10, 2018, 03:32:49 pm »
Korean language course? You'd recommend it?

Indeed. Probably depends on the individual and the teacher you get but I'm having a fine time so far. The method is more immersion based than other courses might be; I heard some of the programs up in Seoul are a bit more English friendly (someone I know took courses at Korea Uni some years ago).

If you have more specific questions, I'm happy to try and provide answers.