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Question on integrity...

09 July 2018 - 12:22 AM

So I have a bit of a dilemma.

You are required to undergo pre marital counseling here in the Philippines. Its on Thursday. Our wedding planner apparently chose some kook who runs the what the Bible says community church as the officiant. He sent a questionnaire for us to complete.

It was REAL heavy on religion.

You all know my disdain for organized religion in pretty much any form. But if this guy refuses to proceed, wed be in a real bind finding someone else at the last minute.

So. How far so I lie? I can truthfully enough bs a bunch of stuff about admiring the teachings of Jesus and believing in a god, yadda yadda.

But if he explicitly asks if Im Christian (it does on the form) do I lie and fall back on my Protestant upbringing, or tell the truth?

Out of China

01 July 2018 - 09:52 AM

So Im out for the summer. Spent the last two days in Hong Kong.

Man I love that city. Just such a crazy happening place. Expensive as Fock though. Probably similar to New York, although I have never been.

I love the food there. Just walk into any random place and its fire. Killer food from all over. Went to a random hole in the wall Vietnamese place one night. Was awesome. Last night went to a Korean bbq buffet. You get plates of raw meat (like 30 different kinds) and cook it on a grill in the table. All you can eat, and all the beer you want, like $35 a person. I ate myself into a meat and kimchi coma.

In Manila now. Gotta go get a document from the us embassy stating Im not married so I can get my marriage license. Then off to the province. Hang out here for almost 2 months.

Its so nice to be out in the free world. Internet works correctly. Food is good. People more or less speak the Kings. It aint home, but itll do.

Kids and music

25 June 2018 - 02:58 AM

So this is my last week of classes. The principal said he wanted foreign culture, so today I, obliged.

I did a school of rock type lesson. Taught them the names of different musical genres, and then played a video of an example.

The list...

Pop - Backstreet Boys - I want it that way (know your audience it is preteen girls)

Classical - Beethovens 5th

Jazz - Myles Davis so what

Latin - Despacito by the beibs (again, know the audience)

Country - wagon wheel by hootie. Figured they should see a black person.

Rap - lose yourself by Eminem. Its damn hard to find a rap song with clean lyrics and a video with no salacious hos.

Folk - riptide by Vance joy (acoustic)

And rock - welcome to the Jungle. GNR

I was surprised by the results. I knew backstreet and beiber would be hits. Hootie was more liked than I would have thought.

Hated Eminem.

But I was surprised they didnt like GNR. Although I did have one group of boys come up and say they loved it, and wanted more like it. So I wrote down Led Zeppelin and the stones and told them to download it.

I like to think I changed a couple of lives today.

What age do you feel your mind started to slip?

15 June 2018 - 12:39 AM

Im not talking descent into senility here. Just no longer at the height of your powers.

Im 38. I can already feel it. I used to have a good memory. Like freakishly good. Like could amaze people by reciting sh!t verbatim that was said months earlier. Thats gone.

Of late, I cant seem to recall things I know as readily and quickly as I did.

I also seem to be making a lot more dumbass mistakes anymore. Like forgetting to bring things. Forgetting why I came in a room.

Starting to bum me out.

I think FFT has been banned in China...

09 June 2018 - 12:31 AM

I can no longer access without a VPN from my wireless data (China Unicom). Still can at home though, but that internet is a different company (Great Wall Communications).

Apparently this low rent place has finally triggered the attention of the commie censors.