Vlog #1 – General Updates Among Other Things

Finally, my external hard drive has arrived! Now you can watch this vlog that I made last week. Enjoy it in all its 320p glory! 😛


6 thoughts on “Vlog #1 – General Updates Among Other Things

  1. Legit laughed out loud at some parts. Particularly the Asian thing, even though you already told me the story. So much funnier hearing you tell it. So well edited, too.

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    1. Delightful to seend hear you again! So sorry about you having gone through the cold and stomache aftereffects from the meds. I was that desperate in Israel once (at a hostel) that I was willing to take unknown enormous black pills. They worked though. Luckily no pain such as yours, cuz I wasn’t eating at that point. Put in a request for a CARE package from home of all the possible meds you might need! I am going to wish you some kind of breakthrough to make those middle school kids LOVE you as you deserve ❤

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      1. I’ve heard a few theories tossed around, but no one can be really sure why. Some foreigners here think it’s a purely racist rule, but I’ve heard that it’s because they’re worried they won’t be able to communicate to the foreigners easily if something happens, like a fight or a fire etc. Of course, some teachers argue that it’s a stupid rule, because when they talk to the bouncer, they clearly speak Korean, and do Koreans think that foreigners brawl all the time like uncivilized beasts? Koreans fight too and are often (from what I’ve heard) rude to the foreigners in the club. Maybe the clubs don’t want foreigners there because it makes their other customers uncomfortable.

        Personally, I find these teachers to be overly defensive. I can see why the communication barrier would be a big concern for club owners. They can’t guarantee that every foreigner knows Korean, or knows it fluently enough. What are they going to do, quiz everyone when they come in? And they can’t let some in and not others. So they’re obliged to just make it general policy. That doesn’t mean to say they think all foreigners will start problems, but if there is one and their stuck, it could be dangerous for the patrons and the business.

        Also, most of the time, the person working the door has no idea what the reasoning behind the rule is. They’re just doing their job. When we tried to go to the club that one time, one teacher was trying to speak to her in Korean. He has an accent, but he was making an effort to communicate with her and show that we weren’t going to cause trouble by ignoring the bouncer inside and pulling the “I don’t understand” card. Then this OTHER guy in my group, who was standing around with his arms crossed and getting pissed off about the whole thing, took out his phone, Google translated the word “RACIST” and shoved it into the Korean girl’s face, while telling her she was being racist. The girl was completely horrified and almost started to cry while trying to say that she didn’t mean to be racist, it was just the rules. The first teacher tried to reassure her that this guy didn’t mean to call her racist, and comfort her, but the damage was done.

        So…yeah. Maybe these teachers have a chip on their shoulder because something legitimately racist happened to them, or becoming an ethnic minority all of a sudden turned the tables on them and they don’t know how to cope. While I’m sure the local business are wary of foreigners, we shouldn’t throw tantrums and prove their concerns to be true. Some might say I’m too passive and accept racism too easily, but I think there’s a lack of understanding on their part. It’s not like we’re being spat on in the streets and pulled over by the cops because of the colour of our skin. Foreigners have a really sweet deal here, and English is put on a huge pedestal. So what if we can’t go to this particular club?

        Anyway, that’s just my opinion. Didn’t mean to open a whole can of worms lol!

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      2. All very valid possibilities. I had only come up with maybe they’d feel they were being gawked at by tourists/foreigners…if you open the door to foreigners at all it means piles of tourists might start showing up through word of mouth, travel books and blogs, so that it will no longer be a comfortable getaway for locals. Private club policy. Hey…some Montreal and NYC clubs are selective as to who gets in based on looks, status, clothes, contacts, etc.
        Meanwhile I feel sorry for the girl who was dealing with the racist remark. She sounded traumatised.

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  2. Delightful to seend hear you again! So sorry about you having gone through the cold and stomache aftereffects from the meds. I was that desperate in Israel once (at a hostel) that I was willing to take unknown enormous black pills. They worked though. Luckily no pain such as yours, cuz I wasn’t eating at that point. Put in a request for a CARE package from home of all the possible meds you might need! I am going to wish you some kind of breakthrough to make those middle school kids LOVE you as you deserve ❤

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