That’s fucking it. The last damn straw. This bitch is driving me crazy. I actually cannot lesson plan in the office. I can’t do it at home, my netbook doesn’t have office on it, (nor should I need to take up nearly all of my memory on my personal computer for work) and the EZ computer is in Korean (and virus’d up!). EVERY FUCKING MINUTE she is in the office she is talking in a high pitched, fast paced annoying voice. One the phone, across our TINY office at other people. Like why are you yelling? What is the problem? Why do you have to stand next to me and screech at someone over there, just WALK OVER THERE! and use a quiet voice. fuck. [lets not even get started with the fact that it is NOT HOT IN THE OFFICE AT ALL but as soon as the gym teachers roll in its all like, you know what? lets turn this bitch into a freezer!!! I feel it preserves my youth! fuck off.]
I’m not even nice about it. I sigh loudly and pull out my ear phones. Unfortunately my nice expensive, sound cancelling ear phones broke upon arrive here in Korea. I bought a 50 dollar pair. They suck. I am looking right now at ordering a pair of Monster Turbines to hold me over until I can afford a nice pair of Shures. If I was back in Canada I would just buy the Shures but I would be able to get the warranty, which is basically like paying an extra 12 bucks to get a free pair of 400 dollar head phones when (and believe me they ALWAYS DO) your current pair breaks.
Another benefit to buying extremely nice sound cancelling ear phones is that you don’t need to turn your volume up as loud, which preserves your hearing ;) Usually with your standard cheapo in ear head phones you will have volume up to at least half, maybe more if you’re on a crowded bus or trying to drown out a harpies screeching. But with my old Shures I would have it at half of half no matter what and that is just great for me!
Anyways rant over. I’m going to go ATTEMPT to get the rest of my last lesson plan for next week done. perhaps even fit in the stuff for CEE tonight. Whats that? I seem like I’m doing things last minute? Why yes I am ! Because every time I sit down to work that bitch starts talking, or rather yelling. Or it’s a deep freeze. or you know my computer has so many viruses that it doesn’t save anything that I made. No Big Deal.
“Earth is a giant living being, perhaps a superorganism as far beyond as we are beyond our constituent cells. Careful study reveals that the chemistry and temperature of the atmosphere, oceans, and sediments-the surface of the Earth-is under active control. The data are much like those seen for temperature regulation in warm-blooded mammal. For example, we have evidence of liquid water existing on Earth’s surface for billions of years, despite nuclear physics suggesting that the sun had 30 percent less luminosity when it was young, some five billion years ago. In other words, Earth’s surface, full of life, has managed to cool itself to counter the increased output from the sun, which might otherwise have scorched Earth’s living surface to a crisp.”—Dorion Sagan - Notes from The Holocene (via scinerd)
On Japanese guys' school uniforms, the second button from the top is often given away to a girl he is in love with. Its considered a way of confessing since the second button is the one closest to the heart.
That is actually pretty romantic. Although, I think in that culture, the word Love is thrown around far too often!
F.Y.I. (For Your Information) Seoul is a new little series I’m starting up.
There are so many beautiful photo blogs about Korea, Seoul, fashion, travelling etc. where the writers show the unique corners of this country and city – but it’s not very many of them that show pictures of the little…