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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1720 on: October 14, 2016, 10:50:40 AM »
But like, how many times when you've been eating breakfast have you needed to know when the next subway was coming, or how to get a bus from your current location to where you want to go, or when the last bus or subway is running? Or find a decent restaurant? Or enter an expense in your budget for that coffee you probably just bought using literal physical cash?

Like, I don't need a phone for checking my FB every minute, but like, I need internet access when I'm outside the house doing things and being productive a lot more than I need it when I'm at home relaxing.

What gets me is that it's perfectly possible to do all the things the anti-smartphone crowd says we should do instead of being glued to our phones whether or not we have a smart phone. Having a smartphone in my pocket doesn't mean I have to look at it instead of enjoying the scenery or having a conversation with a friend. If a person can't do anything without his nose stuck to his phone, the problem isn't the phone, it's the person. I'd much rather be out enjoying the scenery while having a smartphone in case something comes up than the alternative.

Semi-related: It's a bit like when people complain about social media. If someone is annoyed by all the e-drama and lame posts he sees, the problem isn't FB. The problem is the annoying people he's friends with.  :laugh:

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« Reply #1721 on: October 14, 2016, 10:53:31 AM »
This is seriously my favorite post so far. I'm quoting you just so I can find this again later because it's going to be in my sig someday in the future.

I relish the thought. Thanks.

Too much positivity in here. Shouldn't someone be complaining about kimchi or something?

There are 250 different kinds of Kimchi!! Whyyyyyy?! D:

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« Reply #1722 on: October 14, 2016, 10:56:31 AM »
This is seriously my favorite post so far. I'm quoting you just so I can find this again later because it's going to be in my sig someday in the future.

I relish the thought. Thanks.

Too much positivity in here. Shouldn't someone be complaining about kimchi or something?

There are 250 different kinds of Kimchi!! Whyyyyyy?! D:

And 100+ yet to be discovered. It's like pokemon. There were a number of original kinds and then another generation created more and now they're learning to just pickle anything.

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« Reply #1723 on: October 14, 2016, 11:49:51 AM »
This is seriously my favorite post so far. I'm quoting you just so I can find this again later because it's going to be in my sig someday in the future.

I relish the thought. Thanks.

Too much positivity in here. Shouldn't someone be complaining about kimchi or something?

There are 250 different kinds of Kimchi!! Whyyyyyy?! D:

And 100+ yet to be discovered. It's like pokemon. There were a number of original kinds and then another generation created more and now they're learning to just pickle anything.

When you explain it like that, it makes me start liking Kimchi - even if I would never eat it because I don't love the taste. I love Pokemon! :D (Nice sandshrew picture btw! My favourite Pokemon is a 3 way tie between: Tyranitar, Darkrai, and Greninja! I love dark types!)

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« Reply #1724 on: October 14, 2016, 12:25:37 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

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« Reply #1725 on: October 14, 2016, 12:27:52 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

Let's just hope the homeroom teachers weren't involved in that.

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« Reply #1726 on: October 14, 2016, 12:29:50 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

Let's just hope the homeroom teachers weren't involved in that.

I assume she was,as the signs were made under her watch in her classroom.

Strange thing is - her English is really good, and the kids love English. I believe it genuinely was made in good humour....but it felt all sorts of wrong.

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« Reply #1727 on: October 14, 2016, 12:39:18 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

Let's just hope the homeroom teachers weren't involved in that.

I assume she was,as the signs were made under her watch in her classroom.


And they wonder why English education is failing in Korea :cry:

Yeah. That's something I might smile at while at the same time feel a pit in my stomach.
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« Reply #1728 on: October 14, 2016, 12:46:26 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

Let's just hope the homeroom teachers weren't involved in that.

I assume she was,as the signs were made under her watch in her classroom.

Strange thing is - her English is really good, and the kids love English. I believe it genuinely was made in good humour....but it felt all sorts of wrong.

I don't really see the humour  :sad:

Seems like a weird way to greet the English teacher. Hopefully there's a little more context to this story than what we see here.

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« Reply #1729 on: October 14, 2016, 01:32:00 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

Let's just hope the homeroom teachers weren't involved in that.

I assume she was,as the signs were made under her watch in her classroom.

Strange thing is - her English is really good, and the kids love English. I believe it genuinely was made in good humour....but it felt all sorts of wrong.

If I were you, I would probably express to them that something like that is kind of hurtful. After all, you wouldn't want them to think they can keep doing it.

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« Reply #1730 on: October 14, 2016, 01:49:02 PM »
2 minutes into 4th period:

"Maybe 4th period will be canceled."

MAYBE?!?!?!?!?  It either is or it isn't.

I guess I'll just sit here waiting uncomfortably.

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« Reply #1731 on: October 14, 2016, 01:59:31 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

This is weird... even if it was in jest, the way their grudges against other countries and their victim complexes are fostered at even young ages makes me sick. They make them believe Korea is better than everywhere else, us vs them, other countries are moral-less bullies blah blah and then force them to study English for years and years to the point where they hate it. Okay... what are they trying to accomplish here?

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« Reply #1732 on: October 14, 2016, 02:10:40 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

This is weird... even if it was in jest, the way their grudges against other countries and their victim complexes are fostered at even young ages makes me sick. They make them believe Korea is better than everywhere else, us vs them, other countries are moral-less bullies blah blah and then force them to study English for years and years to the point where they hate it. Okay... what are they trying to accomplish here?

I believe uri-mal is the name of a contest that many Korean schools do. The contest has to do with the Korean language and some kind of riddle-like questions, I think.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1733 on: October 14, 2016, 02:33:26 PM »
2 minutes into 4th period:

"Maybe 4th period will be canceled."

MAYBE?!?!?!?!?  It either is or it isn't.

I guess I'll just sit here waiting uncomfortably.

Oh man it drives me nuts how "maybe" is almost always used as "definitely." But you can never be sure because, you know, maybe means maybe.

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« Reply #1734 on: October 14, 2016, 02:33:54 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

This is weird... even if it was in jest, the way their grudges against other countries and their victim complexes are fostered at even young ages makes me sick. They make them believe Korea is better than everywhere else, us vs them, other countries are moral-less bullies blah blah and then force them to study English for years and years to the point where they hate it. Okay... what are they trying to accomplish here?

I believe uri-mal is the name of a contest that many Korean schools do. The contest has to do with the Korean language and some kind of riddle-like questions, I think.

I can neither confirm nor deny that, but "우리 말" is just one of the ways they refer to their language. I'm reasonably sure that's the context in which they were using it for their little "prank."

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« Reply #1735 on: October 14, 2016, 02:41:59 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

This is weird... even if it was in jest, the way their grudges against other countries and their victim complexes are fostered at even young ages makes me sick. They make them believe Korea is better than everywhere else, us vs them, other countries are moral-less bullies blah blah and then force them to study English for years and years to the point where they hate it. Okay... what are they trying to accomplish here?

The number of adult (especially teachers at my school) who have expressed their hatred of English when talking to me is unsettling. Eve more so when they are then all buddy buddy let's go play volleyball and drink.

Yeah, no thanks.

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« Reply #1736 on: October 14, 2016, 02:47:12 PM »
My CT works up and down the senile scale. We've been having a really good run the past couple of months. Today was not good. Maybe it's because I only had that one class but goddammit.

Walk in to start prepping stuff (game's fairly extensive today). We've been having the kids write the list of words in their notebook for the game all week (5 times). No, today they need a special piece of paper. So, I'm drawing 4x4 grids on scrap paper.

Then the kids come 5 minutes late. She gets confused and thinks its still break time for 5 more minutes.... realizes it with 1 minute before that 5 minute break should be up (9 minutes into class). Proceeds to play songs anyways. I didn't bother explaining, not worth the effort.

My inner zen master just got another level up today. My dad and grandfathers are super chill and I never understood how. I might end up like them someday.


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« Reply #1737 on: October 14, 2016, 02:56:45 PM »

The number of adult (especially teachers at my school) who have expressed their hatred of English when talking to me is unsettling. Eve more so when they are then all buddy buddy let's go play volleyball and drink.

Yeah, no thanks.

Maybe it's because they view it as just another subject. I know, many times, I find myself vocalizing my hatred for math

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« Reply #1738 on: October 14, 2016, 03:00:42 PM »

The number of adult (especially teachers at my school) who have expressed their hatred of English when talking to me is unsettling. Eve more so when they are then all buddy buddy let's go play volleyball and drink.

Yeah, no thanks.

Maybe it's because they view it as just another subject. I know, many times, I find myself vocalizing my hatred for math

Quite possibly this. In schools where a 2nd language is part of the required curriculum, not everyone is going to like it, much like any other subject.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1739 on: October 14, 2016, 03:01:17 PM »
My Grade 3's came into my classroom with banners and signs saying '우리 말' and '한글' shouting 'No English'.

It was kinda funny, and was meant in jest I believe...but it also felt a little uncomfortable and sad.

This is weird... even if it was in jest, the way their grudges against other countries and their victim complexes are fostered at even young ages makes me sick. They make them believe Korea is better than everywhere else, us vs them, other countries are moral-less bullies blah blah and then force them to study English for years and years to the point where they hate it. Okay... what are they trying to accomplish here?

The number of adult (especially teachers at my school) who have expressed their hatred of English when talking to me is unsettling. Eve more so when they are then all buddy buddy let's go play volleyball and drink.

Yeah, no thanks.

That's what you get when you force a (let's be honest, almost useless to everyone here) subject onto an unwilling, but unable to resist, audience. Imagine if you had a colleague that you could only communicate with via calculus or something. You might resent that person, too. I'd probably go out of my way to never speak with him.

 

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