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Tuesday Timewasters – Thumbs and Ammo – 04/02

Now, here’s a site that has you wondering, ‘Why didn’t someone think of this before?’ Does anyone remember in the E.T. 20th Anniversary Re-release, Spielberg replaced the guns with walkie-talkies in the sequence where the federal agents threaten Elliot? No? Well, here’s a helpful picture for reference: It’s a bit like that. But better. Like…

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“Ms. Ireland?” – Quote Friday – 03/15

This week I’ve been busy sub-teaching at a school and as a result, QUOTES!! Ta-da!! Ok, so I wanna say this is the last ever, there’ll-be-no-more, Quote Fridays BUT I just asked to sub-teach on Monday at a different school sooooo if those kids are interesting, Quote Friday is a go-go…If not, well….you know…. All of…

Why Liking Curly Fries Means You’re Smart

In a study published this week, and one which is sure to re-ignite the Facebook-privacy fire, researchers have shown that Facebook users are unwittingly revealing all about themselves through their likes. Funded by Boeing and Microsoft Research, the study shows that Facebook can be used to accurately predict a wide range of personal attributes including: sexual orientation, ethnicity,…

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Tuesday Timewasters – Deep Thoughts – 02/26

Years ago, when I was living in England, I worked at a market research firm. We did after-sales questionnaires for Volkswagen trying to find out how happy people were with their new purchase and their purchasing experience. Of course, the callers would have to type up what they said verbatim and someone had to check all…

I saw this…

I saw this on the internet: Then left this message on The Canadian One’s Facebook Wall: (His friend responded, then  The Canadian One responded, then me) He later told me: ‘That wasn’t real. It was made up on the internet.’ A short while later, my friend, a manager at Starbucks in England, posted this:  I…

It’s our BIRTHDAY!!!

It’s our first birthday!! And what a year it’s been!! Full of ups and downs and, let’s be fair, mainly ups.  To celebrate, we’re giving away some priiiiizes! We’re having another like-a-post-win-a-prize weeks. All ya gotta do is like a post written this week, Feb 18th – 24th 2013, and maaaaybe The Canadian One will pick YOUR…

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Parents lie?! No?! REALLY?!

I read this: ‘Most Parents Lie To Their Children’ (BBC News)… …and thought, well, obviously….Did the BBC run outta things to write about this week? I mean, there’s another article on there regarding how alcohol has a detrimental effect on people’s sleeping habits. NO?! REALLY?!! (Insert roll of eyes here) It reminded me of how when I…

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‘KUNG FU PANTIES!’ – Quote Friday 01/11

The best of this week’s quotes from my elementary students in South Korea (and some thrown in from friends too) With the kids all having mid-terms this week, they’ve all been disinterested in talking much in class other than: Before the test: ‘WAIT! WAIT!!’ and ‘WHAT TEST?!!’ *** I’m smiling. Kid: ‘Why happy?’ Me: ‘I’m…

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‘He’s on a date.’ – Quote Friday 12/07

This week has seemed extraordinarily long considering I wasn’t in school on Wednesday. I needed to day off to accompany someone to the hospital. My co-teacher, however, took the opportunity to prove she wasn’t the most caring person in the entire world. After me explaining why I needed the day off and her explaining how…

And The Land of the Maple Leaf lets me in!!

So remember I told you about how The Canadian One and I drank beer and filled in paperwork while applying for my Permanent Residence Visa so we can move to Canada together as a couple? ‘It’ll take 13 months’, they said. ‘You’ll have to go for an interview’, they said. ‘You most probably won’t be in…

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Yesterday, we go shopping for a new winter coat for The Canadian One at COEX. We pass by a ‘Hello Kitty’ store. Me: ‘Oh my God, did I tell you I saw something about a Hello Kitty airline the other day?’ Him: ‘What?!’ Me: ‘No, seriously, it’s an airline of Hello Kitty. It’s….weird….’ Him, skeptically:…

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The Ketchup War Needs YOU!!

So, here’s what happened, The Canadian One took me out to a fancy Spanish restaurant in Gangnam (yes, THAT Gangnam) last night for our Date Night. I donned a pretty dress my mother had bought me in Barcelona (a fact I remembered as we left the restaurant) and The Canadian One was sporting a shirt…