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There's a little boy in my afternoon class called "Honey." What am I supposed to do with a name like that? Adam's, my coworker, initial response to my complaints were the same as my own sentiments..."I just refuse to call him Honey."
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If you're in a situation where you'd excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, you should also excuse yourself before reaching for your phone. Otherwise, go ahead without asking. Either way, don't play with your phone longer than you'd stay in the bathroom.

Other rules follow similarly. For example, you wouldn't leave a conversation three times in a half hour, unless you had some emergency which you would explain (i.e. "I have diarrhea.") Likewise, you shouldn't check your phone constantly during conversation unless you had some equally pressing reason (i.e. "I'm the White House Press Secretary and I need to keep an eye on my emails while the Health Care bill is about to be voted on.")

All in all, I found it to be reasonable advice.
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I asked a little girl what her name was today.

She said, "Barbie."

I thought, Well, that's not the worst I've heard.

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Forget Jenny Craig. Hit the Drive-Thru.
Taco Bell and other fast-food businesses have jumped on the reduced-calorie bandwagon, but experts have conflicting opinions on whether fast food is a healthy dieting tool.


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Korea is set to replace Native English teachers with robots in five years. Let me emphasize this. Robots. Because we are not "creative" enough. Why don't they just goddamn admit they don't want to bother teaching the kids...they just want rote memorization of English to pass tests so they can pretend they're interested in foreign language...oh, I give up.

Korea is too stupid to be real.

But it is.

I am moving to Japan.

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Stolen from a friend's status update:

Dear Korea: Stop trying to pretend that you are a South East Asian country. You aren't. You have winter. No matter how hard you try to ignore it by wearing mini skirts, opening windows and forgetting to install a heater, YOU CAN'T STOP WINTER. So figure out insulation, stop putting pipes on the OUTSIDE of your bui...ldings, and learn how to build a wall that doesn't have holes in it.

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The day I master the currency exchange rates and the time differences (between Korea, Las Vegas, and Chicago), I will have officially acclimated to the new culture and the term "expat" will have a far deeper meaning to me than it does currently.

In the meantime, UGH.

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Tonight I discovered the phenomena of "Doctor Fish." I thought my friend was joking when she said you put your feet in water and little fish eat it. But, no, she meant it in all seriousness (now that I think about it, I have heard of this before, where I don't remember).

All I know is I saw a sign for a "Book Spa Cafe," thought it might be relaxing, and next thing I know I'm drinking cold strawberry juice, lathering rolls with butter and a bit of strawberry jam and prepping myself for the lovely experience of getting my feet eaten by minnows. It tickles like crazy, especially if you lift your feet off the tub floor so the fish have access to the bottom of your feet. I squealed like anything at first and kicked my feet around so the fish couldn't find hold-- but I was much better by the end and could hold myself still for a few minutes at a time.

Whole new meaning to the prhase, "Food for the fishes."

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Sometimes I just want to scream at the world.
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Unfortunately, my contract with Korea has been delayed. So this afternoon I went and picked up a canvassing job until I leave. Sometimes things just fall into place.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

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