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Traffic accident reconstruction is the effort to determine, from whatever resources are available, how an accident happened. A traffic accident reconstructionist must be familiar with the application of a wide range of mathematics and specialized aspects of vehicle technology.

Because of the wide range of knowledge required by the accident reconstructionist, voluntary certification is available through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. ACTAR certification includes education, work experience, and successful completion of a comprehensive examination.

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This week we try to tackle the issue of dating in Korea, which quite obviously we can t give a lot of insight into, since we re married to each other and have never dated anyone in Korea. In fact, we ve never dated anyone Asian ever in our entire lives. So the best we can do here is to relate the stories we ve heard from our close friends who have dated people in Korea. We re lucky to get both perspectives: that is our Korean friends tell us about dating foreigners, and vice-versa. Seeing as this is just us relating anecdotal stories to you, they do not represent Korea as a whole, obviously. We can only offer you their perspectives on the situation.

Anyhow, there are a couple things that we ve noticed that are commonly related to us by our friends who date Korean people. Primarily:

1) Forget that stupid Should I call or Shouldn t I Call Rule
Garbage! We re so glad that Korea doesn t seem to use this rule. From what we ve been told, if you meet someone and you like them and you exchange numbers, you don t wait for a few days before you call them again. You just call them THAT NIGHT or the next day. When we asked our Korean friends about this, they told us that this is standard practice, and in fact if you don t call right away then it s a sign that you re NOT interested in them. Sounds weird, huh?

You have a phone. Use it!

But it makes sense! Seriously! Why wait for so long for fear of looking like a creeper or overly keen? It s true that we operate off a principal of less interest, in which the person who shows less interest has more power in the relationship, as the one being neglected will try to compensate by showing more interest. Then you get the stupid well if I pretend not to like them then they ll start to worry and like me back kind of deal. What silliness!

If you meet someone and like them, call them up. Stop the subtle jockeying for position. And, likewise, if you re in Korea, prepare to not play that game anymore. Of course, that doesn t mean that there aren t other games to be played, just not ones we re used to in North America.

2) Send lots of text messages. :
Now, this might not be a golden rule, but just a pattern that we ve noticed, but our friends who are dating Koreans, or Korean people dating each other, tend to text message their significant others a lot. Like, a lot a lot. It s hard to have conversations over food because they re always writing something on their phones. It s funny how constant question asking and texting doesn t transfer over well to a North American crowd. Even our Korean friends who moved to North America complained that they freaked out their Asian-American boyfriend by texting too much. Asian-American does not always equal Asian culture. It could just be fluke instances that we re hearing about but we do see lots of text messaging. Are we wrong here? Again, we re just trying to observe from an outsider s perspective.

3) Go public to get private :
Real estate is really expensive here in Korea. Not only do you pay monthly rent, but you have to put down a huge deposit, usually around $10,000 for the deposit, and oftentimes more. You get that deposit back by the end of your lease, mind you, but the problem for many people is simply coming up with the money for the deposit. And so, since many people can t come up with that kind of money, they stay at home with their parents and families a lot longer than usual. Usually until they go to University, and then they move back in until they get married.

So everyone goes out! Korean Coffee shops are open reallllly late; like until 1am and sometimes later. Which is why you ll see some of them have really cool atmospheres, perfect for dating, like Cafe Lua. Restaurants and movie theatres, and private DVD rooms are everywhere. On the street behind our apartment, not even the main street, there are three coffee shops on the same small strip of road, not even a three minute walk from one end to the other. And the coffee shops are crammed, most often with couples longingly looking into each others eyes. Also, if you want to go somewhere private for playing Yahtzee, then you have love motels that offer you the privacy you need, either by the night or like a boss by the hour.

Random side note, love motels are EVERYWHERE in every city in Korea, so if we re worried about spending money on booking a hotel, don t do it! Majority of foreigners crash at love motels when visiting friends in other cities! A simple looking/fringed covered parking lot/single tower with small windows/gaudy named = love motel/love hotel. There are usually 2 or 3 in one area so you can compare rates. Some of them are totally amazing, with comfy big beds, hot tubs, and flat screen TVs and others are just simple with a bed and bathroom. For $30-$60 bucks a night, you can t go wrong! Anyways, we digressed

Again, this is just our attempt to relate what others have told us. Some people will have terrible stories about their experiences, and some will have great ones, and neither side represents dating in Korea as a whole. If you have any stories about dating you can relate here, either confirming similar experiences, denying them outright, or just adding your own stories, we d much appreciate it!


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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was a show that focused on Dr. Mike, a woman doctor in a time when that was unheard of. It started with her journey to Colorado Springs to be the town’s physician after her father’s death in 1868. The show focused around the town that she loved, treated and it also focused on the three children, Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores, later Jessica Bowman) and Brian Cooper (Shawn Toovey), whom she had to raise after their mother died from a rattle snake bite. In the later years, the show focused on Dr. Mike and Sully (Joe Lando) who got married and had a daughter towards the end of the shows successful run. There have been two movies made for television, and fans are gathering together in an effort that a third Dr. Quinn movie be produced. more less

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After Matthew sets the table, waiting for the soldiers to knock on the door looking for renegades, there is nothing but plates and cups. In the next scene, we can see bread.

Vehicles in 1867? In the scene where Charlotte and the kids drive Michaela back to her homestead, if you look above Charlotte’s hat, you can see a white van driving to the left in the background.

Colm Meaney was Miles Edward O’Brien on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In this episode Matthew introduces himself to Ingrid, however in two of the previous episodes Matthew interacted with Ingrid. Once inviting her to dinner, and even committed a crime with her brother.

Abagail’s grave marker has her birth year as 1839 so she and Sully would have married in 1857(Sully said she was 18 when she got married). In the pilot, however, Charlotte Cooper says Sully came to Colorado in the Pike’s Peak Rush in 1859. In the “Running Ghost” episode, Loren says Abagail grew up in the store so she couldn’t have married Sully before he came to Colorado.

Earthworms are hermphroditic, but reproduction does not happen quite as Dr. Mike describes. A hermaphroditic worm cannot reproduce by itself. It must “couple” with another worm, and then they fertilize each other. Each will lay a “cocoon” full of eggs following cross-fertilization.

It was around the time period of Dr. Quinn that the Ku Klux Klan originated: 1866

Becky’s mother appears in this episode, but she supposedly died in the episode “Father’s Day.”

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    A 30-something single, successful woman passionate about her career and active social life meets the man of her dreams. He loves spending every minute he can with her. At least that s what she told her friend at the lunch before she dropped off the face of the earth six months ago. Now, all her time is spent making dinners for her boyfriend, watching his stepdaughter on the weekend while he s playing football with his friends, and not replying to any of her mom s phone calls, her friends e-mails or her colleagues Facebook status updates.

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    This week we try to tackle the issue of dating in Korea, which quite obviously we can t give a lot of insight into, since we re married to each other and have never dated anyone in Korea. In fact, we ve never dated anyone Asian ever in our entire lives. So the best we can do here is to relate the stories we ve heard from our close friends who have dated people in Korea. We re lucky to get both perspectives: that is our Korean friends tell us about dating foreigners, and vice-versa. Seeing as this is just us relating anecdotal stories to you, they do not represent Korea as a whole, obviously. We can only offer you their perspectives on the situation.

    Anyhow, there are a couple things that we ve noticed that are commonly related to us by our friends who date Korean people. Primarily:

    1) Forget that stupid Should I call or Shouldn t I Call Rule
    Garbage! We re so glad that Korea doesn t seem to use this rule. From what we ve been told, if you meet someone and you like them and you exchange numbers, you don t wait for a few days before you call them again. You just call them THAT NIGHT or the next day. When we asked our Korean friends about this, they told us that this is standard practice, and in fact if you don t call right away then it s a sign that you re NOT interested in them. Sounds weird, huh?

    You have a phone. Use it!

    But it makes sense! Seriously! Why wait for so long for fear of looking like a creeper or overly keen? It s true that we operate off a principal of less interest, in which the person who shows less interest has more power in the relationship, as the one being neglected will try to compensate by showing more interest. Then you get the stupid well if I pretend not to like them then they ll start to worry and like me back kind of deal. What silliness!

    If you meet someone and like them, call them up. Stop the subtle jockeying for position. And, likewise, if you re in Korea, prepare to not play that game anymore. Of course, that doesn t mean that there aren t other games to be played, just not ones we re used to in North America.

    2) Send lots of text messages. :
    Now, this might not be a golden rule, but just a pattern that we ve noticed, but our friends who are dating Koreans, or Korean people dating each other, tend to text message their significant others a lot. Like, a lot a lot. It s hard to have conversations over food because they re always writing something on their phones. It s funny how constant question asking and texting doesn t transfer over well to a North American crowd. Even our Korean friends who moved to North America complained that they freaked out their Asian-American boyfriend by texting too much. Asian-American does not always equal Asian culture. It could just be fluke instances that we re hearing about but we do see lots of text messaging. Are we wrong here? Again, we re just trying to observe from an outsider s perspective.

    3) Go public to get private :
    Real estate is really expensive here in Korea. Not only do you pay monthly rent, but you have to put down a huge deposit, usually around $10,000 for the deposit, and oftentimes more. You get that deposit back by the end of your lease, mind you, but the problem for many people is simply coming up with the money for the deposit. And so, since many people can t come up with that kind of money, they stay at home with their parents and families a lot longer than usual. Usually until they go to University, and then they move back in until they get married.

    So everyone goes out! Korean Coffee shops are open reallllly late; like until 1am and sometimes later. Which is why you ll see some of them have really cool atmospheres, perfect for dating, like Cafe Lua. Restaurants and movie theatres, and private DVD rooms are everywhere. On the street behind our apartment, not even the main street, there are three coffee shops on the same small strip of road, not even a three minute walk from one end to the other. And the coffee shops are crammed, most often with couples longingly looking into each others eyes. Also, if you want to go somewhere private for playing Yahtzee, then you have love motels that offer you the privacy you need, either by the night or like a boss by the hour.

    Random side note, love motels are EVERYWHERE in every city in Korea, so if we re worried about spending money on booking a hotel, don t do it! Majority of foreigners crash at love motels when visiting friends in other cities! A simple looking/fringed covered parking lot/single tower with small windows/gaudy named = love motel/love hotel. There are usually 2 or 3 in one area so you can compare rates. Some of them are totally amazing, with comfy big beds, hot tubs, and flat screen TVs and others are just simple with a bed and bathroom. For $30-$60 bucks a night, you can t go wrong! Anyways, we digressed

    Again, this is just our attempt to relate what others have told us. Some people will have terrible stories about their experiences, and some will have great ones, and neither side represents dating in Korea as a whole. If you have any stories about dating you can relate here, either confirming similar experiences, denying them outright, or just adding your own stories, we d much appreciate it!


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    This week we try to tackle the issue of dating in Korea, which quite obviously we can t give a lot of insight into, since we re married to each other and have never dated anyone in Korea. In fact, we ve never dated anyone Asian ever in our entire lives. So the best we can do here is to relate the stories we ve heard from our close friends who have dated people in Korea. We re lucky to get both perspectives: that is our Korean friends tell us about dating foreigners, and vice-versa. Seeing as this is just us relating anecdotal stories to you, they do not represent Korea as a whole, obviously. We can only offer you their perspectives on the situation.

    Anyhow, there are a couple things that we ve noticed that are commonly related to us by our friends who date Korean people. Primarily:

    1) Forget that stupid Should I call or Shouldn t I Call Rule
    Garbage! We re so glad that Korea doesn t seem to use this rule. From what we ve been told, if you meet someone and you like them and you exchange numbers, you don t wait for a few days before you call them again. You just call them THAT NIGHT or the next day. When we asked our Korean friends about this, they told us that this is standard practice, and in fact if you don t call right away then it s a sign that you re NOT interested in them. Sounds weird, huh?

    You have a phone. Use it!

    But it makes sense! Seriously! Why wait for so long for fear of looking like a creeper or overly keen? It s true that we operate off a principal of less interest, in which the person who shows less interest has more power in the relationship, as the one being neglected will try to compensate by showing more interest. Then you get the stupid well if I pretend not to like them then they ll start to worry and like me back kind of deal. What silliness!

    If you meet someone and like them, call them up. Stop the subtle jockeying for position. And, likewise, if you re in Korea, prepare to not play that game anymore. Of course, that doesn t mean that there aren t other games to be played, just not ones we re used to in North America.

    2) Send lots of text messages. :
    Now, this might not be a golden rule, but just a pattern that we ve noticed, but our friends who are dating Koreans, or Korean people dating each other, tend to text message their significant others a lot. Like, a lot a lot. It s hard to have conversations over food because they re always writing something on their phones. It s funny how constant question asking and texting doesn t transfer over well to a North American crowd. Even our Korean friends who moved to North America complained that they freaked out their Asian-American boyfriend by texting too much. Asian-American does not always equal Asian culture. It could just be fluke instances that we re hearing about but we do see lots of text messaging. Are we wrong here? Again, we re just trying to observe from an outsider s perspective.

    3) Go public to get private :
    Real estate is really expensive here in Korea. Not only do you pay monthly rent, but you have to put down a huge deposit, usually around $10,000 for the deposit, and oftentimes more. You get that deposit back by the end of your lease, mind you, but the problem for many people is simply coming up with the money for the deposit. And so, since many people can t come up with that kind of money, they stay at home with their parents and families a lot longer than usual. Usually until they go to University, and then they move back in until they get married.

    So everyone goes out! Korean Coffee shops are open reallllly late; like until 1am and sometimes later. Which is why you ll see some of them have really cool atmospheres, perfect for dating, like Cafe Lua. Restaurants and movie theatres, and private DVD rooms are everywhere. On the street behind our apartment, not even the main street, there are three coffee shops on the same small strip of road, not even a three minute walk from one end to the other. And the coffee shops are crammed, most often with couples longingly looking into each others eyes. Also, if you want to go somewhere private for playing Yahtzee, then you have love motels that offer you the privacy you need, either by the night or like a boss by the hour.

    Random side note, love motels are EVERYWHERE in every city in Korea, so if we re worried about spending money on booking a hotel, don t do it! Majority of foreigners crash at love motels when visiting friends in other cities! A simple looking/fringed covered parking lot/single tower with small windows/gaudy named = love motel/love hotel. There are usually 2 or 3 in one area so you can compare rates. Some of them are totally amazing, with comfy big beds, hot tubs, and flat screen TVs and others are just simple with a bed and bathroom. For $30-$60 bucks a night, you can t go wrong! Anyways, we digressed

    Again, this is just our attempt to relate what others have told us. Some people will have terrible stories about their experiences, and some will have great ones, and neither side represents dating in Korea as a whole. If you have any stories about dating you can relate here, either confirming similar experiences, denying them outright, or just adding your own stories, we d much appreciate it!


    TL; DR – Dating in Korea – Eat Your Kimchi #dating #matchmaker


    #korean dating

    #

    This week we try to tackle the issue of dating in Korea, which quite obviously we can t give a lot of insight into, since we re married to each other and have never dated anyone in Korea. In fact, we ve never dated anyone Asian ever in our entire lives. So the best we can do here is to relate the stories we ve heard from our close friends who have dated people in Korea. We re lucky to get both perspectives: that is our Korean friends tell us about dating foreigners, and vice-versa. Seeing as this is just us relating anecdotal stories to you, they do not represent Korea as a whole, obviously. We can only offer you their perspectives on the situation.

    Anyhow, there are a couple things that we ve noticed that are commonly related to us by our friends who date Korean people. Primarily:

    1) Forget that stupid Should I call or Shouldn t I Call Rule
    Garbage! We re so glad that Korea doesn t seem to use this rule. From what we ve been told, if you meet someone and you like them and you exchange numbers, you don t wait for a few days before you call them again. You just call them THAT NIGHT or the next day. When we asked our Korean friends about this, they told us that this is standard practice, and in fact if you don t call right away then it s a sign that you re NOT interested in them. Sounds weird, huh?

    You have a phone. Use it!

    But it makes sense! Seriously! Why wait for so long for fear of looking like a creeper or overly keen? It s true that we operate off a principal of less interest, in which the person who shows less interest has more power in the relationship, as the one being neglected will try to compensate by showing more interest. Then you get the stupid well if I pretend not to like them then they ll start to worry and like me back kind of deal. What silliness!

    If you meet someone and like them, call them up. Stop the subtle jockeying for position. And, likewise, if you re in Korea, prepare to not play that game anymore. Of course, that doesn t mean that there aren t other games to be played, just not ones we re used to in North America.

    2) Send lots of text messages. :
    Now, this might not be a golden rule, but just a pattern that we ve noticed, but our friends who are dating Koreans, or Korean people dating each other, tend to text message their significant others a lot. Like, a lot a lot. It s hard to have conversations over food because they re always writing something on their phones. It s funny how constant question asking and texting doesn t transfer over well to a North American crowd. Even our Korean friends who moved to North America complained that they freaked out their Asian-American boyfriend by texting too much. Asian-American does not always equal Asian culture. It could just be fluke instances that we re hearing about but we do see lots of text messaging. Are we wrong here? Again, we re just trying to observe from an outsider s perspective.

    3) Go public to get private :
    Real estate is really expensive here in Korea. Not only do you pay monthly rent, but you have to put down a huge deposit, usually around $10,000 for the deposit, and oftentimes more. You get that deposit back by the end of your lease, mind you, but the problem for many people is simply coming up with the money for the deposit. And so, since many people can t come up with that kind of money, they stay at home with their parents and families a lot longer than usual. Usually until they go to University, and then they move back in until they get married.

    So everyone goes out! Korean Coffee shops are open reallllly late; like until 1am and sometimes later. Which is why you ll see some of them have really cool atmospheres, perfect for dating, like Cafe Lua. Restaurants and movie theatres, and private DVD rooms are everywhere. On the street behind our apartment, not even the main street, there are three coffee shops on the same small strip of road, not even a three minute walk from one end to the other. And the coffee shops are crammed, most often with couples longingly looking into each others eyes. Also, if you want to go somewhere private for playing Yahtzee, then you have love motels that offer you the privacy you need, either by the night or like a boss by the hour.

    Random side note, love motels are EVERYWHERE in every city in Korea, so if we re worried about spending money on booking a hotel, don t do it! Majority of foreigners crash at love motels when visiting friends in other cities! A simple looking/fringed covered parking lot/single tower with small windows/gaudy named = love motel/love hotel. There are usually 2 or 3 in one area so you can compare rates. Some of them are totally amazing, with comfy big beds, hot tubs, and flat screen TVs and others are just simple with a bed and bathroom. For $30-$60 bucks a night, you can t go wrong! Anyways, we digressed

    Again, this is just our attempt to relate what others have told us. Some people will have terrible stories about their experiences, and some will have great ones, and neither side represents dating in Korea as a whole. If you have any stories about dating you can relate here, either confirming similar experiences, denying them outright, or just adding your own stories, we d much appreciate it!