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Potatoes

Oftentimes as an ESL teacher, I like to offer more than just my language.

I also like to think I┬ámake available my cultural difference for answering various questions about the world (“Why are there black people in America and white people in Brazil?”), exposing them to indigenous cultures (Students: “Eskimo!” Me: “Actually, Inuit; Eskimo is offensive.” Students: “Eskimo!”), and letting them know about various international holidays (Me: “It’s Canada Day today!” Students: *absolutely blankness*). 1,256 more words

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We've Been At the Claw Machine Again

A portion of the collection thus far:

So many bunnies!

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Fashion Watch, Downtown Cheongju

Found these glories whilst walking downtown. Both made me do doubletakes and I thought that made them worthy to share with y’all.

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Pale Like Elsa

Saw this advertisement outside a cosmetics shop – not even surprised the Snow Queen is inspiring Korean makeup. Like many other Asian countries, pale skin is considered to be more beautiful. 39 more words

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Think "Frozen" Has Blown Over With the Warm Weather?

Nopedity nope nope.

Marketers, you be milking this – and I can’t say I entirely disapprove. Well played, ice cream company. Well played.

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Drinking Salad

Not getting your daily veggie intake? Try this drinking salad!

They served this to us at lunch and I could’t get over how adorable the translation was. 15 more words

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Microven

Like an undefined friends-with-benefits situation, I’ve had a bit of an ambiguous relationship with my microwave.

It’s a huge hulking machine that takes up nearly as much space as microwaves from the early 20th century, and to date I don’t know what it actually does. 732 more words

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