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Old 06-22-2017, 11:53 AM   #4001
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@CheddarTrek In my experience I never use the cheat sheets I write during the tests I write them for. Either I know the answer without having to glance at the cheat sheet, or it's not something I wrote down. I might just be awful at putting together cheat sheets, or it might be that I'm only allowed to bring them when I don't really need them. God knows I could have used a cheat sheet for my dates test in AP US History.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:28 PM   #4002
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TOMD: See, I had a bus ticket in my pocket when I left home and keys in a zipped pocket in the backpack. Took the bus to work. Finished at 7pm (still hot) and went for my wallet to retrieve the return ticket. Cue panic, because the wallet isn't there. Did I lose it? Fuck, did someone swipe it from me on the bus? How the fuck could I not have felt someone unzipping the backpack and then unzipping the inner pocket to take the wallet and then zipping it all back up? I wasn't wearing headphones, but I was reading my Kindle, so I was distracted.

Phone says it's a 2,6 mile walk back to the flat, in sweltering heat and I'm in bad shape. I made it back in 40 minutes - fastest I've ever walked without just running. Get home, sweating like Niagara falls, barrel into the room - wallet is sitting on the desk. Overwhelming relief. But I spent almost an hour freaked out of my fucking mind.

And my room's door handle is busted. Fuck today.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:12 PM   #4003
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TOMD: Went to the attic to clean my bicycle for the summer, turns out it was stolen. Heh, good thing it wasn't new so it's not like I'm losing a fortune here. Still, it'll be a pain to get a new one.
...from your attic? How did no one notice before now?
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:18 PM   #4004
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...from your attic? How did no one notice before now?
Attic in a block of flats I'm guessing? Like a basement, but upstairs. I've had a bike stolen from a basement.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:38 PM   #4005
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Just finished putting together my first asynchronous online course. It's . . . interesting.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #4006
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...from your attic? How did no one notice before now?
Every flat in the building shares the same attic and everyone has the key.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:27 PM   #4007
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Every flat in the building shares the same attic and everyone has the key.
So more of a storage unit. Attic makes me think of the space in the roof of a house, and I had the image of a burglar walking through your house carrying a bicycle and no one noticing.
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Just got back from a graduation ceremony. Was guest speaker there, and damn did they receive me well. Really enjoyed the ceremony overall.
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Just got back from a graduation ceremony. Was guest speaker there, and damn did they receive me well. Really enjoyed the ceremony overall.
Congrats!

What kind of graduation ceremony was it? Your profile says you're 16, which seems young to be the guest speaker for a graduation ceremony. Unless you're really super awesome and we don't know it. Or unless I'm missing something.

But that's awesome - feels good yeah? Sounds like you knocked it out of the park and you (and they) know it. *fistbump*
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM   #4011
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Congrats!

What kind of graduation ceremony was it? Your profile says you're 16, which seems young to be the guest speaker for a graduation ceremony. Unless you're really super awesome and we don't know it. Or unless I'm missing something.

But that's awesome - feels good yeah? Sounds like you knocked it out of the park and you (and they) know it. *fistbump*
It was for sixth grade students (primary school here). And yeah, totally awesome. *returns fistbump*
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As an aside, if one were in need of learning a great deal of Arabic fast, how would one proceed?
You don't. It takes a couple weeks to learn the alphabet, and two years of full-time study to reach professional proficiency. Fortunately, expectations are low, and most of the upper crust will speak English. Dubai also has an enormous expat community, so you'll get around just fine without arabic. Just memorize the greetings, and people will be delighted by you! (for instance... tell your interviewers eid mabrouk this weekend for the end of Ramadan).
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You don't. It takes a couple weeks to learn the alphabet, and two years of full-time study to reach professional proficiency. Fortunately, expectations are low, and most of the upper crust will speak English. Dubai also has an enormous expat community, so you'll get around just fine without arabic. Just memorize the greetings, and people will be delighted by you! (for instance... tell your interviewers eid mabrouk this weekend for the end of Ramadan).
This. Just tell every muslim you meet "selama ashala'nore" and you'll be totally in. If that doesn't work, you could try "salaam alaikum" and the response is "alaikum salaam" (transliterations may vary dependent on dialect).

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Inshallah - God willing/ If it is the will of God

Mashallah - expression of gratitude/joy when something has occurred (because it is the will of God)

Alhamdulilah - An expression to praise God.
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If you ever promise to do something you have zero intention of actually doing, follow it up with 'inshallah'.

You'll blend in fine.
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This. Just tell every muslim you meet "selama ashala'nore" and you'll be totally in. If that doesn't work, you could try "salaam alaikum" and the response is "alaikum salaam" (transliterations may vary dependent on dialect).
I just know this from World of Warcraft (of all things), can I get a double-check on this actually being a thing in Arabic?
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I just know this from World of Warcraft (of all things), can I get a double-check on this actually being a thing in Arabic?
It is not a thing in arabic.
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Since it's the midsummer and I'm from the part of the world that has the tradition of getting drunk as hell on it I went around all my old haunts to see if something is happening.

And all of the dive bar's of my youth have turned into high end restaurants. Fuck if there is nothing like finding a 50eur a plate steak restaurant where you used to get cheap by the meter bear when you were 16.
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