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February 8, 2012 | 05:36pm
Mood: thoughtful

If all goes as hoped/planned, I should have my visa (and passport) back this week or early next week. I'll be purchasing my ticket to Korea as well. It's getting close!

I truly don't understand why anyone would vote for Santorum, let alone three (well, four, counting Iowa) states. He's such a disgusting human being. This goes for the vast majority of the conservative base, to be honest with you. I believe that if you don't respect the rights of other people, you don't deserve to represent anyone, let alone myself. Furthermore, how would you feel if I told you all heterosexuals, or all people who follow a religion, should be taken off and killed? That's about how it feels to me. In other words: Missouri, you're dead to me. I'm worried about what will come of this country if the conservatives can only dredge up Rick "my name is a synonym with a fecal-flecked frothy lube mixture" Santorum, Mitt "Richer Than God" Romney, Ron "I'm Crazy!" Paul, and Newt "The Asshole" Gingrich. Can't the Republicans do better? Apparently not. If some extreme Christian Republican nut becomes president in the future, do not be surprised if I expatriate myself moreso than I already have. Apparently it's relatively simple to emigrate to New Zealand.

Here's a short story I wrote in Korean. It's been edited by native speakers so it has proper grammar and everything. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. :)
어제 오후에 도서관에서 친구와 같이 공부했어요. 저는 아주 피곤해서 공부하고 싶지 않아요. 저는 "진수야, 공부하지 말자. 같이 등산하자!"라고 말했어요. 제 친구 진수가 제일 좋아하는 취미는 등산이에요. 진수는 "어, 등산하고 싶지만 나는 일을 다 끝내고 싶어" 라고 말했어요. 진수는 일을 다 끝낸 다음에 등산을 하러 가자고 했어요. 한 시간쯤 후에 진수는 공책을 덮었어요. 진수는, "내 일 다 끝냈어" 라고 말했어요. 저는 아주 신나서 자리에서 일어났고 밖을 봤어요. 저는 "진수야, 지금 날씨가 안 좋아" 라고 말했어요. 진수 배낭 안에 책을 놓다가 밖을 봤어요. 진수는 눈이 내릴 것 같다고 했어요. 갑자기 눈이 오기 시작해서 어제는 등산하러 가지 않았어요.
Yesterday afternoon I studied together with Jinsoo at the library. I was very tired and I didn't want to study. I said, "Jinsoo, let's not study. Let's go hiking!" My friend Jinsoo's favorite hobby is hiking. Jinsoo said, "Yeah, I want to go mountain climbing, however I want to finish all of my work." Jinsoo said we would go hiking after finishing all his work. About one hour later Jinsoo closed his notebook. Jinsoo said, "I finished my work." I was so excited that I got out of my seat and looked out the window. I said, "Jinsoo, the weather isn't good now." Jinsoo was putting books in his backpack and then looked outside. Jinsoo said that it looked like it would snow. Suddenly it started to snow so we couldn't go mountain climbing yesterday.

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Katarzyna

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from: katenokmur
date: February 9, 2012 07:14am (UTC)
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Wow, it's a very difficult language to learn, I think!
How long did it take you to write this short story in Korean?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: February 9, 2012 05:25pm (UTC)
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Korean is difficult because it's so different from other Indo-European languages! However, I think that once you learn a little, the rest is much easier to learn.
This story took me about 25 minutes to write and then at least 20 minutes to edit. :( hopefully I will be able to write faster soon!

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Katarzyna

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from: katenokmur
date: February 10, 2012 08:14am (UTC)
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You're a very fast writer!
It still takes at least twice as much time for me to write such a story in English :)

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Eric O. Scott

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from: lofro
date: February 9, 2012 05:15pm (UTC)
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As some have pointed out, in Missouri, at least (unsure about other states), Gingrich was not on the primary ballot, so the people who were voting anti-Romney flocked to Santorum in lieu of their Stay-Puft Overlord.

He's a horrible person, don't get me wrong. But Missouri may not have whole-heartedly endorsed him so much as endorsed "anyone but Mitt."

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: February 9, 2012 05:27pm (UTC)
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This is true, I hadn't even thought that Gingrich-voters would have gone for Santorum. On the other hand, I still have trouble respecting anyone who thinks that Santorum, of all people, is the least objectionable of the candidates. Seriously, is there not a decent Republican candidate somewhere in the multiverse? (And by "decent" I don't mean by my standards, but by anyone's standards.)

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Eric O. Scott

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from: lofro
date: February 9, 2012 07:34pm (UTC)
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Jon Huntsman is an okay guy, but for some reason nobody liked him.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: February 9, 2012 09:20pm (UTC)
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That's exactly how I felt. Apparently he wasn't crazy enough... :(

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