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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2400 on: November 09, 2016, 03:12:30 PM »
I got a really nasty cold out of nowhere. I have no classes today so it doesn't really matter, I guess, but ugh, I just feel so gross. Time to make myself loads and loads of tea and become a blob.
Me too! It just came on all of a sudden last night. I did see a 5th grade girl sniffling today so I don't know if it's going around the school again or what. Hopefully I can shake it soon because I just got over a cold a few weeks ago. My weak immune system and these little germ factory children don't mix well.

My annual several-month-long cold and sniffles started last night. Woke up, scratchy, swollen throat. Congestion. General feeling of grossness. I expect it will end sometime in March.

Unrelated: my favourite fingerless gloves of which I've bought like 10 pairs over 8 years are no longer in production and I'm sad.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2401 on: November 09, 2016, 03:20:36 PM »
I got a really nasty cold out of nowhere. I have no classes today so it doesn't really matter, I guess, but ugh, I just feel so gross. Time to make myself loads and loads of tea and become a blob.
Me too! It just came on all of a sudden last night. I did see a 5th grade girl sniffling today so I don't know if it's going around the school again or what. Hopefully I can shake it soon because I just got over a cold a few weeks ago. My weak immune system and these little germ factory children don't mix well.

My annual several-month-long cold and sniffles started last night. Woke up, scratchy, swollen throat. Congestion. General feeling of grossness. I expect it will end sometime in March.

Unrelated: my favourite fingerless gloves of which I've bought like 10 pairs over 8 years are no longer in production and I'm sad.

Maybe a change in diet?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2402 on: November 10, 2016, 08:10:27 AM »
I got a really nasty cold out of nowhere. I have no classes today so it doesn't really matter, I guess, but ugh, I just feel so gross. Time to make myself loads and loads of tea and become a blob.
Me too! It just came on all of a sudden last night. I did see a 5th grade girl sniffling today so I don't know if it's going around the school again or what. Hopefully I can shake it soon because I just got over a cold a few weeks ago. My weak immune system and these little germ factory children don't mix well.

Yeah, I'm not the type to really ever get sick but ever since coming to Korea I've been getting these nasty colds every year. Before, even if I did catch a cold, it would usually go away on its own within a few days, but in Korea, it always lasts a couple of weeks at least. I think it's because I'm surrounded by all these kids who just cough and sneeze openly without covering up and sometimes the kids try to touch my face (which I don't allow, but sometimes they sneak up behind me) and stuff so I never get a chance to just heal. Which I'm sure pretty much everyone here can relate.

There is also something happening far away that is making me feel really ill right now.

I've been the opposite here. Back in NZ a cold would last 2 - 3 weeks. I got a summer cold here and it only lasted about 3 - 5 days, and it wasn't as bad as the colds I'd get in NZ too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2403 on: November 11, 2016, 10:08:30 AM »
Announcement over the intercom yesterday and today warning kids not to give pepero to the teachers  :rolleyes:

I'm all for cutting out corruption and favoritism in schools but is a 1,200w box of delicious sugar (poison!) really the place to start?!

yes, pepero day is a corporate creattion but I like it.  :P

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« Reply #2404 on: November 11, 2016, 10:41:22 AM »
Announcement over the intercom yesterday and today warning kids not to give pepero to the teachers  :rolleyes:

I'm all for cutting out corruption and favoritism in schools but is a 1,200w box of delicious sugar (poison!) really the place to start?!

yes, pepero day is a corporate creattion but I like it.  :P
I wish we just got a warning that there was to be no peperofor teachers.
 
My school changed it to nasty gross brown sugar coated rice cakes and orange juice day. My first class ended up being me trying not to look at the 3rd graders gnaw on rice cakes for 40 minutes cuz that's ow long it takes to chew up one piece enough to swallow. My CT explained an English competition our school is having to them and I got to clean up orange juice spills...

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« Reply #2405 on: November 11, 2016, 11:03:44 AM »
Announcement over the intercom yesterday and today warning kids not to give pepero to the teachers  :rolleyes:

I'm all for cutting out corruption and favoritism in schools but is a 1,200w box of delicious sugar (poison!) really the place to start?!

yes, pepero day is a corporate creattion but I like it.  :P
I wish we just got a warning that there was to be no peperofor teachers.
 
My school changed it to nasty gross brown sugar coated rice cakes and orange juice day. My first class ended up being me trying not to look at the 3rd graders gnaw on rice cakes for 40 minutes cuz that's ow long it takes to chew up one piece enough to swallow. My CT explained an English competition our school is having to them and I got to clean up orange juice spills...

Every time I get one of those god awful rice cakes I think, "Good, now have something to throw away."

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2406 on: November 11, 2016, 11:36:55 AM »
Announcement over the intercom yesterday and today warning kids not to give pepero to the teachers  :rolleyes:

I'm all for cutting out corruption and favoritism in schools but is a 1,200w box of delicious sugar (poison!) really the place to start?!

yes, pepero day is a corporate creattion but I like it.  :P
I wish we just got a warning that there was to be no peperofor teachers.
 
My school changed it to nasty gross brown sugar coated rice cakes and orange juice day. My first class ended up being me trying not to look at the 3rd graders gnaw on rice cakes for 40 minutes cuz that's ow long it takes to chew up one piece enough to swallow. My CT explained an English competition our school is having to them and I got to clean up orange juice spills...

Every time I get one of those god awful rice cakes I think, "Good, now have something to throw away."

Bleh, they're awful and my CT knows I hate them so she was laughing at me XD I make the kids do rock paper scissors for who gets mine when we have them for lunch.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2407 on: November 11, 2016, 12:04:27 PM »
Announcement over the intercom yesterday and today warning kids not to give pepero to the teachers  :rolleyes:

I'm all for cutting out corruption and favoritism in schools but is a 1,200w box of delicious sugar (poison!) really the place to start?!

yes, pepero day is a corporate creattion but I like it.  :P
I wish we just got a warning that there was to be no peperofor teachers.
 
My school changed it to nasty gross brown sugar coated rice cakes and orange juice day. My first class ended up being me trying not to look at the 3rd graders gnaw on rice cakes for 40 minutes cuz that's ow long it takes to chew up one piece enough to swallow. My CT explained an English competition our school is having to them and I got to clean up orange juice spills...

Every time I get one of those god awful rice cakes I think, "Good, now have something to throw away."

Bleh, they're awful and my CT knows I hate them so she was laughing at me XD I make the kids do rock paper scissors for who gets mine when we have them for lunch.

HA! The worst is when you can't throw them out or pawn them off right away and then they go moldy in the bottom of your desk drawers  :cry:

Students do seem to enjoy them though so I usually try and "re-gift", too.  :angel:

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« Reply #2408 on: November 11, 2016, 12:12:21 PM »
I nodded off at my desk and hurt my chin.

At least no one was here to witness it.

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« Reply #2409 on: November 11, 2016, 12:17:41 PM »

HA! The worst is when you can't throw them out or pawn them off right away and then they go moldy in the bottom of your desk drawers  :cry:

Students do seem to enjoy them though so I usually try and "re-gift", too.  :angel:

Wait. Just how long did you have them? I didn't even know they could go moldy.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2410 on: November 11, 2016, 12:19:07 PM »
I try not to complain about much, but I have to say, I get disproportionately irritated when people say 'rice cakes' when referring to ddeok / 떡.

You can't just make up a name for something (I realize it was the locals who made it in an effort to expand and promote local foods to make it for appealing and accessible for foreigners) when that name already exists and is a commonly known foodstuff. If you search 'rice cakes' on Google image search, all of the images that come up first are what are known in western countries as rice cakes. Further down and in a separate section are Korean 'rice cakes' which a) are often not made with rice, and b) are not cakes in any sense of the word.

Rice cakes are already a thing. That name is taken. How about using the real name of a food if they want to promote it and make it appealing? Imagine if you're eating a burger, and someone asks what it is, and you're like, "Oh, it's meat bread." Oh, well, what's that? "Oh, it's tomato noodle." Wait... then what's that? "Oh, it's raw fish rice."

Ugh. UGH. Translations do not make good food names.

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« Reply #2411 on: November 11, 2016, 12:20:47 PM »

HA! The worst is when you can't throw them out or pawn them off right away and then they go moldy in the bottom of your desk drawers  :cry:

Students do seem to enjoy them though so I usually try and "re-gift", too.  :angel:

Wait. Just how long did you have them? I didn't even know they could go moldy.
They definitely do. I got some as a wedding gift and I didn't eat them for a few months and when I went to see how they were doing, they were moldy.

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« Reply #2412 on: November 11, 2016, 12:21:40 PM »

HA! The worst is when you can't throw them out or pawn them off right away and then they go moldy in the bottom of your desk drawers  :cry:

Students do seem to enjoy them though so I usually try and "re-gift", too.  :angel:

Wait. Just how long did you have them? I didn't even know they could go moldy.

I usually clean out my drawers at the end of each semester and once I found a couple that had been there a few (3?) months.

I am not a tidy man.  :laugh:

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« Reply #2413 on: November 11, 2016, 12:23:43 PM »

HA! The worst is when you can't throw them out or pawn them off right away and then they go moldy in the bottom of your desk drawers  :cry:

Students do seem to enjoy them though so I usually try and "re-gift", too.  :angel:

Wait. Just how long did you have them? I didn't even know they could go moldy.

I usually clean out my drawers at the end of each semester and once I found a couple that had been there a few (3?) months.

I am not a tidy man.  :laugh:

Ew. That's disgusting. Like... vile. I'd hate to see your apartment. Or your fridge.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2414 on: November 11, 2016, 12:24:59 PM »
I try not to complain about much, but I have to say, I get disproportionately irritated when people say 'rice cakes' when referring to ddeok / 떡.

You can't just make up a name for something (I realize it was the locals who made it in an effort to expand and promote local foods to make it for appealing and accessible for foreigners) when that name already exists and is a commonly known foodstuff. If you search 'rice cakes' on Google image search, all of the images that come up first are what are known in western countries as rice cakes. Further down and in a separate section are Korean 'rice cakes' which a) are often not made with rice, and b) are not cakes in any sense of the word.

Rice cakes are already a thing. That name is taken. How about using the real name of a food if they want to promote it and make it appealing? Imagine if you're eating a burger, and someone asks what it is, and you're like, "Oh, it's meat bread." Oh, well, what's that? "Oh, it's tomato noodle." Wait... then what's that? "Oh, it's raw fish rice."

Ugh. UGH. Translations do not make good food names.

lol agreed. same with 오뎅 being called 'fish cake'. Stupid name for it
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« Reply #2415 on: November 11, 2016, 12:26:39 PM »
lol agreed. same with 오댕 being called 'fish cake'. Stupid name for it

So that's what they're called in Korean.

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« Reply #2416 on: November 11, 2016, 12:29:48 PM »
lol agreed. same with 오댕 being called 'fish cake'. Stupid name for it

So that's what they're called in Korean.

Yeh. Although I found out recently that's actually kinda wrong. it's a bastardization of the Japanese name 'oden'. In Korean its '어묵'

Al my Korean friends call it 'odaeng' though lol

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« Reply #2417 on: November 11, 2016, 12:30:47 PM »

I usually clean out my drawers at the end of each semester and once I found a couple that had been there a few (3?) months.

I am not a tidy man.  :laugh:

Ew. That's disgusting. Like... vile. I'd hate to see your apartment. Or your fridge.

You're welcome to come clean if you'd like!  :cheesy:

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« Reply #2418 on: November 11, 2016, 12:32:17 PM »
I try not to complain about much, but I have to say, I get disproportionately irritated when people say 'rice cakes' when referring to ddeok / 떡.

You can't just make up a name for something (I realize it was the locals who made it in an effort to expand and promote local foods to make it for appealing and accessible for foreigners) when that name already exists and is a commonly known foodstuff. If you search 'rice cakes' on Google image search, all of the images that come up first are what are known in western countries as rice cakes. Further down and in a separate section are Korean 'rice cakes' which a) are often not made with rice, and b) are not cakes in any sense of the word.

Rice cakes are already a thing. That name is taken. How about using the real name of a food if they want to promote it and make it appealing? Imagine if you're eating a burger, and someone asks what it is, and you're like, "Oh, it's meat bread." Oh, well, what's that? "Oh, it's tomato noodle." Wait... then what's that? "Oh, it's raw fish rice."

Ugh. UGH. Translations do not make good food names.

lol agreed. same with 오댕 being called 'fish cake'. Stupid name for it


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2419 on: November 11, 2016, 12:46:33 PM »
I try not to complain about much, but I have to say, I get disproportionately irritated when people say 'rice cakes' when referring to ddeok / 떡.

You can't just make up a name for something (I realize it was the locals who made it in an effort to expand and promote local foods to make it for appealing and accessible for foreigners) when that name already exists and is a commonly known foodstuff. If you search 'rice cakes' on Google image search, all of the images that come up first are what are known in western countries as rice cakes. Further down and in a separate section are Korean 'rice cakes' which a) are often not made with rice, and b) are not cakes in any sense of the word.

Rice cakes are already a thing. That name is taken. How about using the real name of a food if they want to promote it and make it appealing? Imagine if you're eating a burger, and someone asks what it is, and you're like, "Oh, it's meat bread." Oh, well, what's that? "Oh, it's tomato noodle." Wait... then what's that? "Oh, it's raw fish rice."

Ugh. UGH. Translations do not make good food names.

lol agreed. same with 오댕 being called 'fish cake'. Stupid name for it


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