☯☼☯ SEO and Non-SEO (Science-Education-Omnilogy) Forum ☯☼☯



☆ ☆ ☆ № ➊ Omnilogic Forum + More ☆ ☆ ☆

Your ad here just for $2 per day!

Your ads here ($2/day)!

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - MSL

31
Who will end up, really? The rat/rats or the family?! :-o

Interesting.

Yes, many of the traps are dangerous enough for the human feet, too.

(Again about the giant rat, rats, rat traps...)

32
Yes, this one is really big. I wonder is it a normal kind of rats, or just this one got some DNA changes...

(About a big rat "Ratzilla".)

33
Other languages / Re: С какво се хранят змиите
« on: April 29, 2020, 06:03:06 AM »
 Намерих си липсващото постче по въпроса с какво се хранят змиите. Макар вече и да съм отговорил, нека си го имаме и него тук, за да не се губи съдържание и вложен труд. Та ето го и него: "Напоследък все попадам онлайн, по телевизията също, на разни клипове и филми за змии. Та нощес гледахме научно-популярен филм за едни змии, където видяхме с какво се хранят те и тук ще изброя: мишки, риби, попови лъжички (малките на жабите), скакалци...
 Други животни, в зависимост от размерите на змиите - кокошки и всякакви други птици, прилепи, катерици и много други (вкл. гущери и змии). Да не пропусна и яйца.
"

34
 За т. нар. масов имунитет (известен още и като обществен имунитет, стаден имунитет, общностен имунитет, колективен имунитет и популационен имунитет) - напр. "Швеция очаква Стокхолм да постигне масов имунитет срещу Covid-19 до седмици" (в https://money.bg/macro/shvetsiya-ochakva-stokholm-da-postigne-masov-imunitet-sreshtu-covid-19-do-sedmitsi.html). Сега, първо, нали има случаи на повторно заразяване? Второ, нали СЗО казва, че са малко признаците за случването на масов имунитет към този коронавирус? Трето, Швеция, макар и с не много население и рядко населена, си остава в ТОП 20 на регистрираните заразени от коронавирусната болест в света.
 Та, този "шведски подход" продължава да ме съмнява.

35
 Ето и новина от преди часове. Изглежда и СЗО е точно на същото мнение, което споделих преди 2 дена: "СЗО: Блокадата се вдига прибързано, пандемията няма да свърши скоро" (Източник: https://news.bg/world/szo-blokadata-se-vdiga-pribarzano-pandemiyata-nyama-da-svarshi-skoro.html).
 Аз разбирам да се вдига, ако повечето хора са отговорни и носят поне маски, не се скупчват заедно и т. н. Защото то и с блокадите пак има стотици, хиляди и повече на много места заразени на всяко денонощие. А като се вдигнат тези блокади, ами резултатът е ясен - още повече и по-ограмни вълни от заразени с коронавирусната болест (КОВИБ-19/КОВИД-19/COVID-19). Ясно е, че е много тежко, а за много хора е/ще е фатално дългото блокиране (особено в държави, където не дават поне малко безвъзмездни пари, храна и където оставят всеки да се оправя както може). Обаче по време на неотминала пандемия да разхлабиш мерките също е много лошо.

36
Animals / Paradisiacal
« on: April 27, 2020, 03:01:06 AM »
 This photo is giving me a paradisiacal feeling! :) 8) :-*

37
Animals / Re: A lovely dog that looks like a human girl
« on: April 26, 2020, 06:10:02 PM »
One of the loveliest dog pictures ever! :) 8) :)

38
 Както и бе "предсказано" (в кавички е, защото правилната дума е "прогнозирано") в тази тема, случват се вече бунтове, протести, безредици, насилия по света, заради ограниченията и забраните (карантинните мерки срещу коронавирусната болест); тези неща пък (масовите простеси, събирания по други поводи като религиозните и други подобни) на свой ред стават причина за новозаразени с болестта... и така порочен кръг става, който не вещае нищо добро, ако не се изнамерят успешни ваксини. Още един подобен проблем - на държавническо ниво - някои страни си разхлабват мерките твърде рано, според мен (и според други учени хора), което създава реалната опасност да се увеличават случаите и отново да се стигне до още по-страшна коронавирусна пандемия. Например имат по няколкостотин нови случаи на ден (и това са само регистрираните; невъзможно е да няма поне 1% отгоре нерегистрирани - да речем, ако са регистрирани 800 новозаразени то реалната бройка е поне 808 при 1% неотчетен. А, ако са 50%? Тогава значи са 1200!)... и си мислят, че е време да се свалят карантините или да се намаляват... Не е добре това. ???

39
Animals / Re: Fish
« on: April 26, 2020, 01:48:19 AM »
I like all of them.

And Flounder is also a character in the animated film ("The Little Mermaid"). :)

40
Animals / Re: A brown butterfly on a big green leaf
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:55:54 PM »
Yes, it's said when some animal like this is dead.

41
Other topics / One of the simplest Chinese characters
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:47:57 PM »
 A simple Chinese character. It's one of the simplest. Here it is: "一". :) It means "one" (in Chinese).

42
Other topics / Re: A topic about the easy things
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:43:51 PM »
I like it. :)

43
 Now I'll continue it. I'm sorry that I can't finish it at once, because it's a story which is 3 months old already and it's not easy to summarize it in few sentences.
 So, the next comments under my topic ("How to earn some money NOW in China? Soon going to starve.") were as follows:
a person nicknamed "drguid" posted that "My heart bleeds for all the CCP sympathisers I used to work with and who chose to stay."
(It wasn't something that helps and probably it was ironic, I am not sure. But, at least, now we saw that CCP dealt with the COVID-19 much better than many other countries around the world; so now the hearts should bleed for those pity people in those many countries like the USA, Spain, Italy, Iran, Turkey, Russia and so on...)
 Another person, nicknamed "cuteshooter" said "PM me, I might be able to help but it would take some time." and I did, but after some time he just said: "Best i can do is send some wechat accounts of agencies: (the names I don't need to quote here, because it's nothing to make ads about)
good luck" (Well, as you know in these agencies currently it's practically/technically impossible to find a teaching job if you're not a native speaker. So, it was useless too.)
 A person nicknamed "LWM_on_RPAN" posted: "Your willing to stay but your going to starve. I would have gotten out of Dodge while the getting was good." (So, in fact, I was right to stay, so far, because as I noticed already, the coronavirus pandemic got worse in most of the other countries around the world. And, also, I don't need to repeat it, but I will: for me China is a motherland; I'd like to be here!)
 A similar, but more polite idea was given by a person nicknamed "stiffpenguin": "Can you afford a flight to Thailand right now? I don’t see things getting back to normal for quite a while. I’m visiting Thailand atm and everything is business as usual so it’s much better quality of life for the time being. On your way back bring some N95 masks to resell at a reasonable price and your vacation is paid for."
(I don't want to comment it, but as far as we can see the Thailand's situation changes; there are thousands of COVID-19 cases there already. About the masks selling, I have no permission to do so and I do avoid this kind of activities.)
 A person nicknamed "GorillaTr0n" suggested this: "Teaching online, Palfish, vipkid, or whales, there’s so many kids at home you can teach to online right now. Most kids are Chinese and you can make good money.
I’m a teacher in Vietnam, all schools shut for feb I’d say so most my friends are doing 30+ hours online now."
(Because I'm not a native English speaker, I didn't try them. Of course, I am thinking about it more and more currently, because the situation is getting hopeless. Even there is a 0.01% chance something like this to hire me, it's worth to try.)
 A guy nicknamed "Sweetguy88" asked "What is the average salary for teaching online?" but there wasn't an answer. (I don't know it too.)
 Another guy nicknamed "iduncan18" added: "The situation is getting worse by the day. I'd get the hell out of dodge.
There's going to be an economic depression as well. It's already begun. People aren't working. Factories aren't producing."
(True, but the problem is that in many other countries this will be harder than in China. And, let's say, even there are some countries where is better or will be better than in China, how a relatively poor person like me can go there, rent a house, find a job? It's not an easy process and later I'll show you what happened when I asked about jobs in Singapore and in the Philippines.)
 A person nicknamed "moqinna" decided that I'm not trying to save money, concretely he or she posted that: "Save more money next time? Emergency funds are supposed to last for about six months. If you’re in China you ought to know things are never really that stable.
You need to save money to save your own ass.
Ask your friends for money, I guess?"
(The truth is that I have some savings, but once you're a poor person and you haven't solid incomes, it's not that easy to save when you haven't what to save that much. I'd like to have emergency funds that can last more than 6 months, but the wishes and the reality are different things. In China the things are never really that stable? And where they are?! In my opinion here many of the things are more stable compared with other countries and usually the changes are not so sudden and so big. Of course, there may be bad surprises when something is changed.
A friend of mine offers me money, but I refuse it, because I have 0 debts already and I don't want to be in a debt anymore. What I need is not a new debt; I need some job, at least a part-time one!)
To be continued...

44
Plants / Re: A Corvax-like mango
« on: April 25, 2020, 02:53:08 AM »
One of my favorite English learning animations! 8)

45

(My) unemployment during COVID-19


from January 2020 till now


 There is a big problem with the unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. I'll share my honest experience in this article. I'm a philosopher (Master's degree) and since 2004 I'm living (and working) in PRC. Because of no way to find a philosophy job in the province I live, I started to be a foreign language teacher (I have got a TEFL). Since January 2020, due to the COVID-19 problem the schools were locked. Till now, many of them, including the private schools, are still closed.
 Even in the pre-pandemic time, I wasn't rich. Many years I'm trying to develop some business, to earn more money, but it's not possible, because I lack of initial capital and I can't find people to support me, no matter how hard I'm trying it. Soon after the school closure I realized that the unemployment is going to seriously hurt my life, because if one is rich it's not a big deal, but when you're a comparatively poor person this kind of situation may hurt you and even destroy you. It's every time worse for the poorest people. So, as soon as I realized the problem I posted a note in Reddit (a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website) in hope to find some help. What I posted was:
Quote
The person: A EU foreigner with many years teaching experience (foreign languages) in China (master's in Philosophy), almost middle aged, in good health, sporty, non-smoker, non-drinker, likes to read and learn. THE PROBLEM: Due to the virus outbreak all of the schools are closed and the private students don't want to go out or to accept tutor at home; they're also not willing to try online classes. Plus, most of the cafes, restaurants, shops, etc. are closed too. The streets are almost empty. The situation may remain like this till March or more according to some Chinese persons. No own business, the savings are not enough. Loves China and willing to stay here, but how to avoid the starving and to earn some normal amount of money?
A person nicknamed "marcopoloman" answered: "Try to find various local expat and teaching groups on WeChat. There are lots of video and online positions available as well."
 (This is something I do non-stop, but the problem is that nearly all of them need only "Native English speakers". One of the first questions is "Where are you from?" If you're not from the USA, GB, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa, it's practically impossible to get some attention.)
 A person nicknamed "fixerdave4redit" answered: "This is the ticking time-bomb. It's not just the OP... how many millions of people are in the same situation but without even the option of leaving?
How many landlords aren't getting the rent cheque? How many mortgages are going unpaid? How many restaurants aren't opening? How many cooks aren't working? Entire economic chains are fraying.
A lot of people live with very little financial buffer. Even if this thing went away right now, there will be a very large number of people with unraveled lives. It's not going to go away anytime soon."
 (Well, this is what we see all around the world currently, right? It's not only in China. So, he or she, is right, but it wasn't helpful for me to know that it's not just me. I know it, because I'm watching and reading news.)
 Another one nicknamed "cuteshooter" answered it: "Maybe the whole system of monthly rents will crumble!"
 (Something that also isn't helping me.)
 After that there were 2 political comments, which I will skip, because I'm trying to avoid politics as much as I can.
 A person nicknamed "mtb312000" offered me: "send me your wechat id, I can send you a few bucks"
 (I refused, of course, because I'm not willing to be a beggar. It was really touching and I appreciated it, but I answered: "I'm still OK, but THANKS for offering so!")
 A person nicknamed "sleepingbusy" suggested: "Intermittent fasting. You only need to eat once a day. Just eat hot pot.
But if you don't have any way of security, probably should move or sell some stuff."
 (This advice is logical, but in fact, most of the time I eat only 1-2 times a day, so it's nothing new to me. And the selling stuff is a temporarily solution. What I need is a stable, long-term income.)
 A person nicknamed "pocket_banana" posted: "vipkids, duh!" and another one, nicknamed "ChinaBounder" answered "He's not young, not female."
 (These were pretty unclear, so I didn't pay some special attention to them. All I supposed was that probably they're talking about online teaching for native English speakers which are young females. I don't know.)
 A person nicknamed "FeedMeFish" offered: "Which city are you in? I have a WeChat group that might have something, but it’s mostly in Shenzhen. Feel free to DM me if you’d like"
 (And I did, but I'm not in Shenzhen, so for me it wasn't very useful. Just those groups that usually post ads about native English speakers.)
 One (who is already deleted and I don't know his/her username) advised rudely: "Get the fuck out of China. The shit is gonna hit the fan soon"
 (Yes, it was rude and semi-wrong, semi-right. As you can see currently many other countries are in a worse condition than China. I know people who left China and now feel sorry, because over there, in those other countries the COVID-19 pandemic is making the people's life very hard.)
 Another person, nicknamed "hapigood", gave me a similar advice: "Japan. Korea. Get yourself out and ELSing somewhere reliable, it should take less than a month to get a place given the experience/qualification you state. In the meantime, beans and rice."
 (The problems here: 1) I'm not a native English speaker and it's not easy for me to find ELS jobs in Korea or Japan. And, by the way, I don't want to live in Japan, because of their radiation and earthquake problems, no matter how much I like the Japanese culture. 2) As you can see both countries are also having big problem with the coronavirus pandemic currently.)
  A person nicknamed "dopef123" shared a story: "A family friend got fired from his teaching job in China and the embassy for the US flew him home. He had to pay back the ticket cost though eventually.
It sounds like it'll take months for the virus to blow over. And it'll get worse before it gets better. If you don't want to leave china you might have to ask family back home for money or something."
 (First of all, I really don't want to leave China, because it was my childhood dream to live in an Eastern country and because I chose China and I spent here more than 16 years so far. Secondly, well, I'm not a young kid to ask for money and the so-called "family" is already not existing: grandpas, grandmas, mother -- all passed away. There is only an old father currently. He's not asking me for money and I do not ask him too; sounds in fair, right? Also, he's not a rich father. So, this option isn't for an option for me.)
 To be continued...
 

Your ad here just for $1 per day!

Your ads here ($1/day)!

About the privacy policy
How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps
Post there to report content which violates or infringes your copyright.