This isn't a random thought. It's an edited post which contained some ramblings that were meant for the confessions thread. And so those ramblings are now there.
I would love to, but there's nothing like that around here, specially with all this coviddy bollocks around.Invest in a professional photo. I know, yuck. But still....
America wins here. Putting photographs in those things is considered mad wack in these parts and I’m glad.Haha. So my first potential job opportunity in Vietnam was a non-starter, because the company doesn't want to hire people from abroad.
I'm now trying another company via another guy who messaged me on facebook about an opportunity. I'm going to email my CV to him. While going over my CV, it suddenly dawned on me that in Asian culture it's normal to have a photo of yourself on your CV.
And so I have just attempted to take a photo of myself.
My ex girlfriend told me I looked much better in real life than I do in photos. I think I agree with her.
I shall not be adding a photo to my CV.
Yeah it's mad wack in the UK too. Probably most of Europe.America wins here. Putting photographs in those things is considered mad wack in these parts and I’m glad.
If someone said that to me, I'd need some serious context first.Speaking of and with slang, I saw that “It’s brick outside” is actually a New York expression.
I never actually thought about that. What would someone say if I said that around here? Would they be completely confused?
To say it is brick means to say that is cold.If someone said that to me, I'd need some serious context first.
i.e. if they walk in and it's raining really hard, then they say it's brick outside, I'll understand the meaning.
Otherwise, I have no idea what it means.
This also makes me suddenly aware of just how fucking awesome language is, and specially the fact that there are multiple very large populations with similar but loosely variant cultures all combined by a shared language - English. UK, America, Australia, Canada, a large chunk of South Africa, New Zealand, all predominantly Anglicised nations, in all corners of the globe. I was always fascinated by the fact that this occurs for other languages and cultures, e.g. Chinese exists in China, Singapore, and Malaysia to name a few. But really it's just the same for English and European culture generally, and on a larger scale. Quite cool.
Also, it makes me aware of just how much ** spread all over the globe in the last couple of centuries, and therefore how disgustingly hypocritical it is when people (whiteys) complain about immigrants and/or the wrong kind of people coming into their country.
I am in an environment where intensive acceptance and diversity is required. So different from the old way of doing things.Yeah it's mad wack in the UK too. Probably most of Europe.
Asia is quite far behind with its understandings on social discrimination.
And don't get me started on racism, particularly in China. "We aren't racist, we're just pragmatic, and that's why we prefer white English teachers, because they look like what children think English speakers should look like." They fucking justify it in this 'business sensible' argument which screams of fucking systematic racism to me. Ugh I'm now remembering how much I fucking hated the woefully unworldly nature of Chinese culture.
Without checking what the correct order should be, I naturally feel like it should be little green lovely old rectangularYou mean we can’t have an rectangular, little, old, green and lovely...
It is difficult to randomize this because some forms do sound better.