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Postby Duhon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:46 am

New haven america wrote:There's a hawk or eagle flying around my complex.

I can tell, cause you can hear it yelling from the trees.


Ah, birds of prey.

Once when I was a really small kid, my dad told me there were turkeys their owner set free... I think... about two blocks from where we lived then. Dunno if it were true, but there were real big birds on the roof of that turkey lover's house whenever we drove past them. Apart from that, the only non-chicken big birds I've ever seen are eagles... I think... zoos aren't my fave places... cooped up in cages, pecking at their feathers or having a staring contest of sorts with their observers.
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:12 am

Idzequitch wrote:
Bluelight-R006 wrote:Bleh, who cares.

I do. I have a pretty big stake in this whole affair, I would say.

Do I look like I care? :twisted:

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:18 am

Idzequitch wrote:
Bluelight-R006 wrote:This would not be a good time to say, “From one grows a thousand.”

If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd take a temporary pun hiatus.

If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd go on a temporary punning spree.

Well, not temporary. Mostly business as usual.
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:19 am

6 more pages to the promised land, if Farn doesn't really act on her words.
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 am

Idzequitch wrote:
Bluelight-R006 wrote:This would not be a good time to say, “From one grows a thousand.”

If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd take a temporary pun hiatus.

.....Tbh Idz, I have yet to see your puns these days, or perhaps it's because of the timezone since I don't bother to read most of the pages that I missed :p

Anyway Kowani, eating too munch biscuits aren't healtea. Though......I've to admit that I'm more than willing to see you do that :p
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:33 am

Samudera Darussalam wrote:6 more pages to the promised land, if Farn doesn't really act on her words.

And like all TETs, I will most likely miss the TET opening ceremony by 5 hours. Too early for me. :(

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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:34 am

Bluelight-R006 wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:6 more pages to the promised land, if Farn doesn't really act on her words.

And like all TETs, I will most likely miss the TET opening ceremony by 5 hours. Too early for me. :(

Same. Time zone isn't really kind to us in Southeast Asia :p :hug:
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:01 am

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
Bluelight-R006 wrote:And like all TETs, I will most likely miss the TET opening ceremony by 5 hours. Too early for me. :(

Same. Time zone isn't really kind to us in Southeast Asia :p :hug:

Living in Southeast Asia is great, but the timezone is not.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:23 am

Saiwania wrote:I couldn't stand an office job if I were seriously expected to attend after work gatherings, do gossip, and other such nonsense.

I want to be at a job to work, not to make friends.

Being more of a drone suits me better. I want to show up on the dot, do only the activities that're expected as professionally and excellently as possible, and leave on the dot every single day. And not have workplace politics, drama, and other distractions muck stuff up for me.

Everywhere I go I'm "not a good enough fit" and I wind up only resenting whoever or whatever might be the cause. Ideally, they should adapt to me and I shouldn't have to adapt to them. But if they outnumber me, I have to roll with whatever they want even if deep down- I despise having to impress anyone or any group if I feel only the results I bring to a business in terms of productivity or money should matter.

It seems in this world, you often can't be yourself if yourself its not good enough and you have to at least fake a certain persona while on the clock, even if you'd be completely different if you had free reign to do or be as you wished.

There has just got to be a career path out there, where you aren't penalized for not mixing business with pleasure. Where you could do things on your own and have only the work you do matter, rather than who likes or who hates you within some corporate hierarchy.


Well you could consider coming to East Asia/Southeast Asia to teach English; its what I did.

The money's not THAT great but its still above what you'd earn waiting tables or bartending.

If you're a white faced foreigner they honestly care little for what qualifications you have/don't have. White Privilege is counting for less and less in the developed world but over here... it's still 100% a thing.

I've heard that some of my colleagues pocketed twice/three times as much pay as we do now in Thailand (they'll literally do ANYTHING to find some western faces to teach English). I'm in Hong Kong and its not very regulated here (Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand are riskier in terms of security but the money's many times higher potentially).

And these guys aren't college intelligentsia; they just did some random educational certs online, fixed some cars in the States/Europe or something and then came over. No education degree from uni or anything...

Of course... its stupidly hot and humid over here and there's some living condition problems. And obviously you'd have to navigate through a foreign culture and language... not to mention land prices are a bit broken unless you find a good rent.

It's worth exploring as an option though. Barriers to entry aren't high.

However, there are definitely downsides. For instance, its obviously NOT an option if you absolutely cannot stand children and 100% demand respect (they will not respect you and you may end up feeling like an over-glorified babysitter).

But its not like an office or corporate job where you have to sit in all day doing doc review/taking phone calls and then when you make the slightest mistake they %$^&% all over you (that stuff is just anxiety-inducing)

like you, I 100% cannot stand office jobs which is part of the reason why I left the law... the "performer" aspect of teaching suited me a bit better...
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Postby Kannap » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:29 am

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So my classes for the semester started today and I was confused why only three of my four classes were visible and didn't know that one of my classes doesn't start until October 21.
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Postby Vassenor » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:24 am

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Postby Thepeopl » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:46 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Idzequitch wrote:If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd take a temporary pun hiatus.

If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd go on a temporary punning spree.

Well, not temporary. Mostly business as usual.


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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:52 am

That feel when you've booked two weeks off work and then immediately get a middle ear infection that means you're spending it in bed with yellowy-green crusty liquid oozing out.
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Postby Immoren » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:35 am

Anime making me expect that within couple coming years I’ll accidentally adopt/become care-giver of a small child, and they become light of my life as they turn it upside down.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:40 am

Immoren wrote:Anime making me expect that within couple coming years I’ll accidentally adopt/become care-giver of a small child, and they become light of my life as they turn it upside down.


Either that or a direct-to-video comedy.
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Postby Kowani » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:45 am

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
Idzequitch wrote:If Kowani eats 1000 fullsize biscuits right now, I'd take a temporary pun hiatus.

.....Tbh Idz, I have yet to see your puns these days, or perhaps it's because of the timezone since I don't bother to read most of the pages that I missed :p

Anyway Kowani, eating too munch biscuits aren't healtea. Though......I've to admit that I'm more than willing to see you do that :p

Munch
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:48 am

Kowani wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:.....Tbh Idz, I have yet to see your puns these days, or perhaps it's because of the timezone since I don't bother to read most of the pages that I missed :p

Anyway Kowani, eating too munch biscuits aren't healtea. Though......I've to admit that I'm more than willing to see you do that :p

Munch

I didn’t expect much, but thanks for sharing.

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Postby Kowani » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:48 am

Bluelight-R006 wrote:
Kowani wrote:Munch

I didn’t expect much, but thanks for sharing.

No problem. ;)
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Seangoli wrote:You are spouting nonsensical drivel with no coherent thought, little logic, and at the end of it all just angry opining at the clouds based on a truly astonishly low level of knowledge or understanding of the subject matter.

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Postby Gallade » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:49 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Immoren wrote:Anime making me expect that within couple coming years I’ll accidentally adopt/become care-giver of a small child, and they become light of my life as they turn it upside down.


Either that or a direct-to-video comedy.

Congratulations, you'll both be seasonal B-movie stars.

Each of you take one of my boys, I'll have time to go to the Maldives and you'll both have a sequel in the works when the boys run into each other in a Lidl in their thirties during the holidays, where wacky antics are assured.
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Postby Pacomia » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:49 am

Wow, I was expecting it to at least be close to 500 pages. What happened?
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:51 am

Gallade wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
Either that or a direct-to-video comedy.

Congratulations, you'll both be seasonal B-movie stars.

Each of you take one of my boys, I'll have time to go to the Maldives and you'll both have a sequel in the works when the boys run into each other in a Lidl in their thirties during the holidays, where wacky antics are assured.

(Sigh). I wish I had thought of that.
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Postby Geneviev » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:52 am

Pacomia wrote:Wow, I was expecting it to at least be close to 500 pages. What happened?

I mean, it is close.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:52 am

Pacomia wrote:Wow, I was expecting it to at least be close to 500 pages. What happened?

The stuff that belongs in F7 stopped?
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 am

Gallade wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
Either that or a direct-to-video comedy.

Congratulations, you'll both be seasonal B-movie stars.

Each of you take one of my boys, I'll have time to go to the Maldives and you'll both have a sequel in the works when the boys run into each other in a Lidl in their thirties during the holidays, where wacky antics are assured.


As if there will be a Lidl in 30 years.

It will all be home delivery *nods*
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