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Meanwhile in Korea

Discussion in 'Social' started by Jae, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Was a reason provided?
     
  2. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Haven't partaken but consider it added to my culinary to-do list

    Heresy! The "save for" part, at least.:cool:

    To be fair, not many countries do have it.

    I find watching a Monty Python movie works better but I know it works for a lot of people.

    Because the resulting feedback loop (I'm supposed to be sad but chocolate is supposed to make me happy but I'm supposed to be sad but...) will cause your brain to explode??o_O
     
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  3. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    No. None was required though. It was just part of a one-on-one conversation.
     
  4. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    I think that's it. She was quite sure that chocolate + sad movies is a bad mix.
     
  5. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    What's the time difference jae - between where you are & Toronto?
     
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  6. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Korea is currently 14 hours ahead of Toronto. It's Wednesday, 10:19 a.m. as I post this.

    Korea is 13 hours ahead of Toronto when Ontario isn't in DST. Korea doesn't do DST.
     
  7. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    I think you're worded is backwards (though your first statement about what time it is now is correct) based on my experience with China, which also doesn't do DST. China is 13 hours on standard time and 12 hours on daylight time. So Korea should be 14 hours on standard time and 13 on DST (your "isn't " should be an "is")
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you're right Mendalla. Thanks for catching my mistake. :)
     
  9. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Things I learned in class today...

    ...some male animals have a bone inside their penis.
    ...Halli Galli is a great card game.
     
  10. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    True. A literal "boner". In fact, we are unique among the apes in not having it.

    Will visit Google about this one.
     
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  11. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    "True. A literal "boner". In fact, we are unique among the apes in not having it."

    Thus the occipital bone is the prick of the brain? May be a headache to some unfortunates ...
     
  12. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Things I learned in class today...

    ...Memorial Day in South Korea is June 6.
    ...Korean culture calls for a student and teacher to sit two desks apart.
    ...Many Korean kids don't know what moose and beavers are.
     
  13. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    Does their continent have critters unfamiliar to you?
     
  14. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Plenty. I has seen yaks in the fields of Szechuan (and eaten yak beef cooked Szechuan style).
     
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  15. Waterfall

    Waterfall Well-Known Member

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    Are you hearing a lot of Kris Wu music? He's Chinese but trained in Korea to create the boy band Exo.
     
  16. KayTheCurler

    KayTheCurler Well-Known Member

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    Education systems are weird and apparently have monstrous great holes. Most kids in Europe and North America grow up knowing about animals that live elsewhere. They show up frequently in picture books for cryin' out loud. What is going on in Korea that the kids don't know the animals?
     
  17. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    There are some animals here in Korea that are not in Canada. Wild boar... different kinds of snakes.
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    No. During what little time I've given to listening to music I've listened to North American and British tunes.
     
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  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    They know many animals... Asian animals... African animals... Australian animals... the English books they use at school and at our academy are Anerican, and the kids know American animals. They just seem to not know quintessentially Canadian animals.
     
  20. KayTheCurler

    KayTheCurler Well-Known Member

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    Canada has wild boar and snakes (though likely different ones from Korea).
     
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