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« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2015, 02:10:37 PM »
I'm at a school where I've been told the kids have a very low level of English. - That's fine.

I was told not to teach lessons from the textbook at all, rather to come up with fun games for the kids. - That's fine I do that

I do worksheets and similar things because I am told my kids are too shy to talk. - That's not really fine. (My afterschoolers are very confident and I'm proud of them).

Today I decide 3 months is long enough, we're doing dialogs and these kids are going to stand up and speak. They've seen enough PPTs and they've done enough worksheets for an entire year. I'm sick of the excuse that they're too shy.

All it took was the promise of candy and sh*t me can these kids read! With the exception of a couple of kids, I was taken aback. I always offered candy before, but mostly as a team reward.

Ramble, rumble, groan, I feel bad for not trying this approach sooner. :/
But I guess it's not like they haven't been learning stuff in the last few months.
From now on: I'ma be like: "Dialogs for everyone, you get a dialog, you get a dialog, and yes even you, look under your chair, A DIALOG!"

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« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2015, 02:22:34 PM »
I'm at a school where I've been told the kids have a very low level of English. - That's fine.

I was told not to teach lessons from the textbook at all, rather to come up with fun games for the kids. - That's fine I do that

I do worksheets and similar things because I am told my kids are too shy to talk. - That's not really fine. (My afterschoolers are very confident and I'm proud of them).

Today I decide 3 months is long enough, we're doing dialogs and these kids are going to stand up and speak. They've seen enough PPTs and they've done enough worksheets for an entire year. I'm sick of the excuse that they're too shy.

All it took was the promise of candy and sh*t me can these kids read! With the exception of a couple of kids, I was taken aback. I always offered candy before, but mostly as a team reward.

Ramble, rumble, groan, I feel bad for not trying this approach sooner. :/
But I guess it's not like they haven't been learning stuff in the last few months.
From now on: I'ma be like: "Dialogs for everyone, you get a dialog, you get a dialog, and yes even you, look under your chair, A DIALOG!"
One of my 6th grade girls today screamed at me "선생님 이 게임 재미 없어!" (Teacher this game is boring!). I just pointed at the candy bag and she was immediately like "OKAY!"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2015, 02:25:14 PM »

One of my 6th grade girls today screamed at me "선생님 이 게임 재미 없어!" (Teacher this game is boring!). I just pointed at the candy bag and she was immediately like "OKAY!"

ugh some of my 3rd grade girls have a habit of coming into the classroom and before they even say hello to me they just say "TEACHER GAME. GAME TEACHER. TEACHER GAME." over and over and over.

So then once we've finished the lesson i'll play a game with them and i can guarantee at least one of them is always like 'teacher, game....no'
3rd graders are evil. :evil:  :evil:  :evil:

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« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2015, 02:29:29 PM »
The fact that I probably won't be asked to re-sign at the end of the year. So then I will have to feel out a 1,000 sheet packet application again... interview again... MOVE AGAIN..... and then get into a new school..........


*If you are wondering why I think I won't get re-signed.

Because I don't put up with BS. By BS, I mean:

Kids disrespecting me, and just running crazed. I will let it be known that it's not okay, and if the students disrespect me (treat me differently than they would a Korean... banmal whatever) then I will have them leave.

Don't listen to CT"s BS excuses, I straight tell them, that's just an excuse.

Not putting up with BS illogical BS.

Not letting the school just TAKE MONEY from my pay for "staff events." When I am not even aware of them... or even want to go.


Is really too bad, because a majority of my students enjoy my classes and myself etc... but, they won't see me next year.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2015, 02:31:20 PM »
Lotteria is evil.
This got anything to do with a recent bathroom trip?

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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2015, 02:33:51 PM »
I'm tired of teaching 1st and 2nd grade elementary for EPIK with essentially no co teacher...well there are homeroom teachers...One helps. The rest either do their own thing like read, check their phone, or something else outside the class. But these kids are so young and the second they leave its chaos. My Korean isn't good enough to explain everything to them. and if I do say something in Korean, like sit down or wait, they automatically think I can suddenly speak fluent Korean. And when I say I can't they think I'm lying to them.... There is no "Korean English Teacher" in this school. Some of the teachers speak basic English but can't really help me.
I feel like why do you have me there if you can't have a KET too? I spend the first X minutes at the beginning of class trying to get everyone to sit down and put away their other books and such. But then sometimes they will burst in and start yelling at them that they should be listening. Maybe if you did something rather than putting around watering plants they would be doing what they are supposed to.
Something is meant to be done about this but I am super frustrated and feel like it isn't going to change much. I love the kids and they are really sweet but I have two 2nd grade classes and two 1st grade classes and its just frustrating.   
And of course occasionally they tell me something is too hard for them. Many of the kids speak more English than the teacher.   
I teach Grades 1,2,5 and 6 at this school and I wonder why they have me teaching the babies rather than 3 and 4.  There is a day I am not there but I thought that with EPIK we aren't supposed to teach those grades.  Anyway that's my Friday rant.  I had the 1st grades today so the thoughts are fresh. 

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« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2015, 02:40:05 PM »
Im incredibly sick of paying for these "staff outings and fieldtrips." I pay for lunches, I pay for snacks (overpay I might add, for instant coffee and tea bags), and I pay for "fieldtrips" which I never get to go on with the children, despite expressing interest in going.

It's getting ridiculous. I think there is some embezzling going on. There is a men only dinner this upcoming Monday. They asked me for 40K. I said straight up it was too expensive and that I won't be going. 40k for dinner? We will probably have BBQ, some drinks, and then eat chicken and drink more, then pool. I did this just the other day, for about 20K. Where is all of the extra 20K going? If everyone overpays 15-20K then I guess a few of the older guys can get some escorts at the noraebang...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2015, 02:41:07 PM »
On this Friday I've been thinking a lot about my friends back home and, like Orangeman, I really just wonder what's up with their weird lives. Some friends I hadn't spoken to for years before I moved to Korea and honestly, it seems like they haven't aged or changed a wink since highschool. They are all still sitting in their respective mothers' basements, smoking bongs and playing video games. No major developments of thought or progress in life. I don't care what they DO, but they all still listen to the same bands, and think the exact same way as in highschool. It just really chaps my ass, since they are all smart guys who just got too caught up in a scene (the weed scene). I wonder what it will be like when I get home...
I also miss my pet chinchilla too much. I hardly miss my friends and family (very random things will get to me, like a song or even smell). But when I think of my pet chinchilla and my stupid little boston terrier/pug mix, I get instantly teary eyed. Is this the case for anyone else, or have I finally lost it?
Also, Sixto Rodriguez IS the perfect music for today.

Same same, bro.

I have 3 friends, back home, who're like brothers. Just before graduating and leaving for Korea, we'd always hang out and bond really well (they're clever chaps). From high school, till the end of undergrad, we spoke about how we were going to travel Asia (the ESL route) and whatnot. Seems like I was the only one who went through with it. After a few years, in Korea, I visited home and paid them a visit. They were still the same, 2 were still living at their parents, still telling me about their big plans to travel to Asia, still bitching about how awesome it would be to travel to Japan, things must be so cool there (they're nearly 30 and never travelled abroad). I told them, since they both had jobs, no dependents and no rent why don't you finally put your money where your mouth is and meet me, in Japan, like we've been talking about for years? I've been there 3 times already and every time I invited you guys, over Skype, you bailed out.

"Sure, sure just tell us when". Nothing materialises, one is now unemployed and I tell him, it's easy as sh*t to get an ESL job over here, you'll make money get travel experience and have a great time. Nope, he's dead set on teaching in Japan (applied for JET, every year, and failed 4 times now).

While I was on holiday, we had a great time... on the 2 occasions I saw them. Every other time they lost my number, their phones were off, didn't have airtime and didn't invite me since they thought I was busy and wanted privacy, with my wife... It was incredibly infuriating, I spent a good chunk of change to visit home pretty much just to hang out with my friends again, only to have them act like the same irresponsible teenagers they were.

Normally, I'd just cut them off, but these are lifelong friends and I'd never cut them off. It's just really frustrating waiting for these 'kids' to grow up, be adults, and take charge of life.

Sorry for the long rant
Happy Friday


I taught in a hagwon for a year and a half before going home for six months. The plan was to always come back to Korea, so I wanted to see all of my friends while I was there.

Everything had changed. They had moved on with their lives. Many were in incredibly serious relationships with people I had never met, some had left town for better jobs, and some were still living at home.

All the people who told me, "When you get home, let's hang out!" had changed phone numbers or moved away.

Of course we change too. Our outlooks on life are (or should be) different. When I got home, I realized that I was taking pictures of places I had passed thousands of times before because they were suddenly new to me again. A community leader said, "You have new eyes."


I think it's too cliche to say we can never go home again, but I think the place I remember as home probably never existed to begin with. All we have is this particular moment. The past is gone and tomorrow may not come. If anyone from back home ever does come to Korea, I'll be happy to open my couch to them.

But tonight, there will be blueberry soju.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2015, 02:43:58 PM »
I'm tired of teaching 1st and 2nd grade elementary for EPIK with essentially no co teacher...well there are homeroom teachers...One helps. The rest either do their own thing like read, check their phone, or something else outside the class. But these kids are so young and the second they leave its chaos. My Korean isn't good enough to explain everything to them. and if I do say something in Korean, like sit down or wait, they automatically think I can suddenly speak fluent Korean. And when I say I can't they think I'm lying to them.... There is no "Korean English Teacher" in this school. Some of the teachers speak basic English but can't really help me.
I feel like why do you have me there if you can't have a KET too? I spend the first X minutes at the beginning of class trying to get everyone to sit down and put away their other books and such. But then sometimes they will burst in and start yelling at them that they should be listening. Maybe if you did something rather than putting around watering plants they would be doing what they are supposed to.
Something is meant to be done about this but I am super frustrated and feel like it isn't going to change much. I love the kids and they are really sweet but I have two 2nd grade classes and two 1st grade classes and its just frustrating.   
And of course occasionally they tell me something is too hard for them. Many of the kids speak more English than the teacher.   
I teach Grades 1,2,5 and 6 at this school and I wonder why they have me teaching the babies rather than 3 and 4.  There is a day I am not there but I thought that with EPIK we aren't supposed to teach those grades.  Anyway that's my Friday rant.  I had the 1st grades today so the thoughts are fresh.

I feel you! I teach 1st and 2nd graders once a week for an afterschool class and theyre so difficult, i just cannot keep their attention. Cant really offer much advice other than that I know where you're coming from!
I used to think I would enjoy teaching kids the younger the better but that isnt the case at all, I much prefer the older kids, especially as their level is a lot better and they are just generally more respectful of me.

Are we even supposed to teach 1st and 2nd graders as public school teachers? I know I do but that's because its an afterschool class. I was under the impression we could only teach grades 3-6 in elem. Who teaches grades 3 and 4 if it isnt you?

Hope this situation sorts itself out for you, the youngest kids absolutely exhaust me

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2015, 02:46:01 PM »
If you like random, highly entertaining, poorly drawn stick figure animation, I highly recommend watching some Don Hertzfeldt. It's Such a Beautiful Day outside, I think I'll go for a walk around the block...


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« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2015, 02:47:21 PM »
I'm tired of teaching 1st and 2nd grade elementary for EPIK with essentially no co teacher...well there are homeroom teachers...One helps. The rest either do their own thing like read, check their phone, or something else outside the class. But these kids are so young and the second they leave its chaos. My Korean isn't good enough to explain everything to them. and if I do say something in Korean, like sit down or wait, they automatically think I can suddenly speak fluent Korean. And when I say I can't they think I'm lying to them.... There is no "Korean English Teacher" in this school. Some of the teachers speak basic English but can't really help me.
I feel like why do you have me there if you can't have a KET too? I spend the first X minutes at the beginning of class trying to get everyone to sit down and put away their other books and such. But then sometimes they will burst in and start yelling at them that they should be listening. Maybe if you did something rather than putting around watering plants they would be doing what they are supposed to.
Something is meant to be done about this but I am super frustrated and feel like it isn't going to change much. I love the kids and they are really sweet but I have two 2nd grade classes and two 1st grade classes and its just frustrating.   
And of course occasionally they tell me something is too hard for them. Many of the kids speak more English than the teacher.   
I teach Grades 1,2,5 and 6 at this school and I wonder why they have me teaching the babies rather than 3 and 4.  There is a day I am not there but I thought that with EPIK we aren't supposed to teach those grades.  Anyway that's my Friday rant.  I had the 1st grades today so the thoughts are fresh.

I feel you! I teach 1st and 2nd graders once a week for an afterschool class and theyre so difficult, i just cannot keep their attention. Cant really offer much advice other than that I know where you're coming from!
I used to think I would enjoy teaching kids the younger the better but that isnt the case at all, I much prefer the older kids, especially as their level is a lot better and they are just generally more respectful of me.

Are we even supposed to teach 1st and 2nd graders as public school teachers? I know I do but that's because its an afterschool class. I was under the impression we could only teach grades 3-6 in elem. Who teaches grades 3 and 4 if it isnt you?

Hope this situation sorts itself out for you, the youngest kids absolutely exhaust me
And you know my kids are cute and sweet and they are so curious about me. They love to sing and dance. But its all the stuff in between that's frustrating. And today they were like CHANTING that I play some song, and the normal teacher (the one who actually helps) was out sick and this ajumma basically just shrugged her shoulders :/

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« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2015, 02:47:47 PM »
On this Friday I've been thinking a lot about my friends back home and, like Orangeman, I really just wonder what's up with their weird lives. Some friends I hadn't spoken to for years before I moved to Korea and honestly, it seems like they haven't aged or changed a wink since highschool. They are all still sitting in their respective mothers' basements, smoking bongs and playing video games. No major developments of thought or progress in life. I don't care what they DO, but they all still listen to the same bands, and think the exact same way as in highschool. It just really chaps my ass, since they are all smart guys who just got too caught up in a scene (the weed scene). I wonder what it will be like when I get home...
I also miss my pet chinchilla too much. I hardly miss my friends and family (very random things will get to me, like a song or even smell). But when I think of my pet chinchilla and my stupid little boston terrier/pug mix, I get instantly teary eyed. Is this the case for anyone else, or have I finally lost it?
Also, Sixto Rodriguez IS the perfect music for today.

Same same, bro.

I have 3 friends, back home, who're like brothers. Just before graduating and leaving for Korea, we'd always hang out and bond really well (they're clever chaps). From high school, till the end of undergrad, we spoke about how we were going to travel Asia (the ESL route) and whatnot. Seems like I was the only one who went through with it. After a few years, in Korea, I visited home and paid them a visit. They were still the same, 2 were still living at their parents, still telling me about their big plans to travel to Asia, still bitching about how awesome it would be to travel to Japan, things must be so cool there (they're nearly 30 and never travelled abroad). I told them, since they both had jobs, no dependents and no rent why don't you finally put your money where your mouth is and meet me, in Japan, like we've been talking about for years? I've been there 3 times already and every time I invited you guys, over Skype, you bailed out.

"Sure, sure just tell us when". Nothing materialises, one is now unemployed and I tell him, it's easy as sh*t to get an ESL job over here, you'll make money get travel experience and have a great time. Nope, he's dead set on teaching in Japan (applied for JET, every year, and failed 4 times now).

While I was on holiday, we had a great time... on the 2 occasions I saw them. Every other time they lost my number, their phones were off, didn't have airtime and didn't invite me since they thought I was busy and wanted privacy, with my wife... It was incredibly infuriating, I spent a good chunk of change to visit home pretty much just to hang out with my friends again, only to have them act like the same irresponsible teenagers they were.

Normally, I'd just cut them off, but these are lifelong friends and I'd never cut them off. It's just really frustrating waiting for these 'kids' to grow up, be adults, and take charge of life.

Sorry for the long rant
Happy Friday


I taught in a hagwon for a year and a half before going home for six months. The plan was to always come back to Korea, so I wanted to see all of my friends while I was there.

Everything had changed. They had moved on with their lives. Many were in incredibly serious relationships with people I had never met, some had left town for better jobs, and some were still living at home.

All the people who told me, "When you get home, let's hang out!" had changed phone numbers or moved away.

Of course we change too. Our outlooks on life are (or should be) different. When I got home, I realized that I was taking pictures of places I had passed thousands of times before because they were suddenly new to me again. A community leader said, "You have new eyes."


I think it's too cliche to say we can never go home again, but I think the place I remember as home probably never existed to begin with. All we have is this particular moment. The past is gone and tomorrow may not come. If anyone from back home ever does come to Korea, I'll be happy to open my couch to them.

But tonight, there will be blueberry soju.

Good god, let us know where you have some. I've had the yuja, grapefruit and Pomegranate ones, never even seen the blueberry one yet.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2015, 02:47:51 PM »
Something rather bizarre happened this morning. There's a 6th grade boy in my class, he sits in the back and is a bit disruptive. I think he has some kind of problem, but he's not the worst I've had, by far; There are a few boys in class, who need to be reprimanded during EVERY lesson. They won't stop talking to each other, while I'm teaching. My CT has always been passive with them, but after I reprimanded them and kicked them out, she's become more strict with them ^_^

Anyway, I digress. Today, a woman came into my class to sit next to this boy, during the entire lesson. My CT told me, she was there because he got in trouble and I shouldn't worry about it. I've had quite a few disruptive kids, some had special needs, but never once was there a remedial teacher (assuming that's what she was) there to assist one of these kids.

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« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2015, 02:47:58 PM »
Grade 5 Lesson 7. I will (future verbs).

I will go to Busan this weekend. What will you do?

Sleep
Sleep
Sleep
Eat
Go to the bathroom.
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
Go to my grandparents.

It's a sad fact of life when a class of 30 students most exciting in going to their grannies house.

Heh.  Grade 6, Lesson 7: Can you come to my party?

Was playing a game today with my sole 6th grade student where we rolled dice for what we invited someone to (6 options) as well as the answer (evens/odds).  When he had to turn down my invitation, I always pretended to be really dejected--which he thought was hilarious. 

Both of us got really into it, and he was giving a lot of different answers when he needed to say no (guitar lesson, taekwondo class, eat dinner with family, etc).  But I burst out laughing at the end when he turned down my party invitation because he'd rather sleep  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  He looked particularly pleased with himself too; he knew exactly what he was implying about how exciting my party would be.

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« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2015, 02:48:54 PM »
My highest Pintrest browsing always in on Fridays for somedays.
And I really want blue ombre hair again.

I also keep thinking about which photo I have saved on my phone would get the highest points on imgur.....maybe I should upload one someday.

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« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2015, 02:50:00 PM »

And you know my kids are cute and sweet and they are so curious about me. They love to sing and dance. But its all the stuff in between that's frustrating. And today they were like CHANTING that I play some song, and the normal teacher (the one who actually helps) was out sick and this ajumma basically just shrugged her shoulders :/

Yep it makes me sad that they want to communicate with me but can't! They have all these games and songs that they do with my co-t (Who teaches them on the days that i dont) that they want to do with me too but I cant understand them, its so frustrating!

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« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2015, 02:50:06 PM »
I'm tired of teaching 1st and 2nd grade elementary for EPIK with essentially no co teacher...well there are homeroom teachers...One helps. The rest either do their own thing like read, check their phone, or something else outside the class. But these kids are so young and the second they leave its chaos. My Korean isn't good enough to explain everything to them. and if I do say something in Korean, like sit down or wait, they automatically think I can suddenly speak fluent Korean. And when I say I can't they think I'm lying to them.... There is no "Korean English Teacher" in this school. Some of the teachers speak basic English but can't really help me.
I feel like why do you have me there if you can't have a KET too? I spend the first X minutes at the beginning of class trying to get everyone to sit down and put away their other books and such. But then sometimes they will burst in and start yelling at them that they should be listening. Maybe if you did something rather than putting around watering plants they would be doing what they are supposed to.
Something is meant to be done about this but I am super frustrated and feel like it isn't going to change much. I love the kids and they are really sweet but I have two 2nd grade classes and two 1st grade classes and its just frustrating.   
And of course occasionally they tell me something is too hard for them. Many of the kids speak more English than the teacher.   
I teach Grades 1,2,5 and 6 at this school and I wonder why they have me teaching the babies rather than 3 and 4.  There is a day I am not there but I thought that with EPIK we aren't supposed to teach those grades.  Anyway that's my Friday rant.  I had the 1st grades today so the thoughts are fresh.
When I worked in Gangwondo I taught K-1-2-3-4-5-6... All of them... 14 hours without a Korean teacher. I used Korean... lots... and that resulted in the parents coming to complain to the principal about the foreigner teacher who uses Korean. They even questioned whether I really was American. The principal told me that the previous teacher "taught well" using only English. I had a hard time believing that, as all the students ever did was come in to class saying "Teacher... Go Fish." and the 5th graders always assumed that they could choose what games to play... Not to mention, when they played go fish they didn't speak any ounce of English... it was "(insert name)아... 이거... 있어요!? 있찌! 내놔!" (you have this don't you!?) *kid snatches the card before actually seeing it face up*
Yes. English class indeed.
I can definitely say that if you don't speak Korean, teaching 1st and 2nd grade without a CT requires the utmost amazing material preparation abilities ever... and even then if you prepare the best lesson you ever have... it's hell. I recommend doing stations... and getting them into a routine so that when they come in they just immediately go to their groups at station # and begin activity that doesn't need explaining... then swapping them every 10 minutes or so...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2015, 02:51:47 PM »
Grade 5 Lesson 7. I will (future verbs).

I will go to Busan this weekend. What will you do?

Sleep
Sleep
Sleep
Eat
Go to the bathroom.
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
방콕
Go to my grandparents.

It's a sad fact of life when a class of 30 students most exciting in going to their grannies house.

Heh.  Grade 6, Lesson 7: Can you come to my party?

Was playing a game today with my sole 6th grade student where we rolled dice for what we invited someone to (6 options) as well as the answer (evens/odds).  When he had to turn down my invitation, I always pretended to be really dejected--which he thought was hilarious. 

Both of us got really into it, and he was giving a lot of different answers when he needed to say no (guitar lesson, taekwondo class, eat dinner with family, etc).  But I burst out laughing at the end when he turned down my party invitation because he'd rather sleep  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  He looked particularly pleased with himself too; he knew exactly what he was implying about how exciting my party would be.

The worst part about the 방콕 was that for the first few lessons at this school, I thought that all of my students were going to Thailand. I was pretty bown away about all of their travels. That's when it was explained to me. Damn.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2015, 02:55:23 PM »
There's a woman I see at the bus stop almost every morning. She's usually there and waiting right next to the bus stop when I arrive, but as soon as I show up, she walks away from the bus stop to wait half a block away and then do the Korean Shuffle Run up to the bus when it arrives.

At first I was mildly offended that she couldn't stand to be at the same bus stop as me, but now I just make a game of it. I'll slowly move closer and closer to the side of the bus stop nearest her, and she'll slowly move further and further down the street to try to keep the same distance between us. She always looks super serious, too, and she keeps a newspaper in her bag to put on her seat before sitting down on the bus. Maybe she's a germophobe or has some other neurosis instead of the xenophobia I originally suspected, but either way, it's kinda fun to mess with her.

...Aaaand now I feel like a bad person.  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2015, 02:57:10 PM »
There's a woman I see at the bus stop almost every morning. She's usually there and waiting right next to the bus stop when I arrive, but as soon as I show up, she walks away from the bus stop to wait half a block away and then do the Korean Shuffle Run up to the bus when it arrives.

At first I was mildly offended that she couldn't stand to be at the same bus stop as me, but now I just make a game of it. I'll slowly move closer and closer to the side of the bus stop nearest her, and she'll slowly move further and further down the street to try to keep the same distance between us. She always looks super serious, too, and she keeps a newspaper in her bag to put on her seat before sitting down on the bus. Maybe she's a germophobe or has some other neurosis instead of the xenophobia I originally suspected, but either way, it's kinda fun to mess with her.

...Aaaand now I feel like a bad person.  :laugh:
No dude, have some more fun! Invite a friend to intercept her from the other side!!! Then the other side!!!! Until she is a mouse trapped in a corner!!!! Then see how she reacts.