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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3180 on: December 08, 2016, 11:39:36 AM »
I feel that the only reason that meme exists in the first place is because of the mainstream ideal that everyone needs to settle down and have kids as a necessary part of life. It's a response to all those people who badger you about why you aren't living life the way they think is proper.

That being said, yeah it can totally be seen as condescending. But I think it resonates with all of us who aren't ready or interested in settling down [yet or ever].

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« Reply #3181 on: December 08, 2016, 11:45:03 AM »
It just comes across as making fun of friends who have chosen a different path. 

Ha ha you're stuck at home with a baby while I'm free to travel the world.  Congratulations on your little bundle of joy by the way  :rolleyes:

Generally it taps into my annoyance at people who think they're better than everyone else because they "travel".

I'm gonna choose to agree here. It's condescending and kind of reeks of insecurity. I am about as childfree/pro-travel as they come but the whole point of choosing that balance is that I'm thrilled with my position and don't feel the need to combat some invisible argument that I should be having children.

Yeah, yeah I know it's a meme and who cares but ugh, this coupled with the excessive use of ~wanderlust~ just puts a bee in my bonnet.

also agreed. a lot of people who are really into traveling act like they are so much better than those who stayed back home and it's incredibly obnoxious. you get that even when it's just literally within your own country - I come from a small town in a small state, and people who stayed there rather than moving to a move "interesting" state are seen as failures. why?  :lipsrsealed:

And there's the other side of the coin. People judging you because you "can't settle down". They think there is an inherent problem if you keep moving around (the problem being you). Moving away from your hometown is viewed as rejecting your childhood. They say that you can't think long term, but only lust after short sighted endeavors. That you are a loveless, aimless nomad.

I'm from one of those small towns, so that's the kind of stuff I hear all the time. Of course, I don't subscribe to either sides. The only thing that matters is that you're happy. If that takes traveling the world and finding new things, go for it. If it takes relishing in what you have and settling down, go for it. But it wreaks of insecurity and low self-esteem when you go around putting down others just to make yourself feel good

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3182 on: December 08, 2016, 11:47:04 AM »
No, lunch ladies, we definitely do NOT need THREE different typea of carbs and zero protein for our lunch

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« Reply #3183 on: December 08, 2016, 11:55:06 AM »
Eating all those carbs will make you fat / insulin resistant. Younger kids don't have to worry about that as much as older adults. Not worth it to eat the school lunches in my opinion. Better to just skip.

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« Reply #3184 on: December 08, 2016, 12:01:33 PM »
Eating all those carbs will make you fat / insulin resistant. Younger kids don't have to worry about that as much as older adults. Not worth it to eat the school lunches in my opinion. Better to just skip.

Oh dear.  :lipsrsealed:

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« Reply #3185 on: December 08, 2016, 12:09:28 PM »
No, lunch ladies, we definitely do NOT need THREE different typea of carbs and zero protein for our lunch

Yeah this is what lead me to opting out. I'm no health-nut but god I could not take another triple-carb lunch.

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« Reply #3186 on: December 08, 2016, 12:13:49 PM »
Oh dear.  :lipsrsealed:

It's true. Skipping a crap meal- not eating- is way healthier. Keeps insulin levels low, which paves the way for fat burning.

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« Reply #3187 on: December 08, 2016, 12:14:01 PM »
No, lunch ladies, we definitely do NOT need THREE different typea of carbs and zero protein for our lunch

Yeah this is what lead me to opting out. I'm no health-nut but god I could not take another triple-carb lunch.
Yeah, I remember those days at my public school. Rice, noodles, and breads all in one meal. Holy bananas.

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« Reply #3188 on: December 08, 2016, 12:15:46 PM »
Are Koreans better able to metabolize (simple) carbs? How are they not fat?

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« Reply #3189 on: December 08, 2016, 12:20:05 PM »
How are they not fat?

they ARE fat. they are the fattest out of all the asians. a lot of my kids are real porkers, and a ton of the adults too.

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« Reply #3190 on: December 08, 2016, 12:20:19 PM »
So afternoon classes at my school are canceled and I get told to go home... but the next bus comes through here at around 4:20. If they would have just told me an hour ago, I could have caught the 12 o'clock bus during lunch. Ugh...

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« Reply #3191 on: December 08, 2016, 12:20:23 PM »
I'm really tired of seeing this RIDICULOUS picture on Facebook.  Are people just being dicks to their friends in public now?  Not even behind their back, literally to their faces?



I don't know if you know, but there is this site called waygook.org. It's where a bunch of foreigners who are living and teaching English in Korea get together and chat about stuff.
This amazing thing happens there, where if anyone brings up their classroom environment or whatever, they all start getting on their high horses to ride into battle; why I am a better teacher than everyone else.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3192 on: December 08, 2016, 12:22:06 PM »
How are they not fat?

they ARE fat. they are the fattest out of all the asians. a lot of my kids are real porkers, and a ton of the adults too.

Yeah, I was going to say; in the years I have been here, the increase of child obesity is absurd. Half the kids in the class could really benefit from this fried chicken scare.

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« Reply #3193 on: December 08, 2016, 01:06:39 PM »
I find it pretty frustrating that Korean students don't know that Spanish is used outside of Spain and think they speak English in South America.  I've encountered this over and over.

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« Reply #3194 on: December 08, 2016, 01:15:51 PM »
Why, when I'm assisting other students, do Korean students think it's okay to yell "TEACHER" at me and get louder and louder as I ignore them?  These are 1st grade middle schoolers.  Shouldn't you know by age 14 or whatever that interrupting people like that is rude as hell?

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« Reply #3195 on: December 08, 2016, 01:24:27 PM »
No, lunch ladies, we definitely do NOT need THREE different typea of carbs and zero protein for our lunch

Yeah this is what lead me to opting out. I'm no health-nut but god I could not take another triple-carb lunch.
Yeah, I remember those days at my public school. Rice, noodles, and breads all in one meal. Holy bananas.

same same same

although today I unthinkingly devoured my emergency peppero because I was hungry whoops

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3196 on: December 08, 2016, 01:58:01 PM »
Why, when I'm assisting other students, do Korean students think it's okay to yell "TEACHER" at me and get louder and louder as I ignore them?  These are 1st grade middle schoolers.  Shouldn't you know by age 14 or whatever that interrupting people like that is rude as hell?


My students do that too. I've tried to get them to raise their hand quietly, but that was before I learned that my co-teacher was actually telling them to call out to me. It's just what they do here, at least at my school and yours it seems.

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« Reply #3197 on: December 08, 2016, 02:08:24 PM »
I find it pretty frustrating that Korean students don't know that Spanish is used outside of Spain and think they speak English in South America.  I've encountered this over and over.


Who are you frustrated at? The kids?

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« Reply #3198 on: December 08, 2016, 02:10:19 PM »
Why, when I'm assisting other students, do Korean students think it's okay to yell "TEACHER" at me and get louder and louder as I ignore them?  These are 1st grade middle schoolers.  Shouldn't you know by age 14 or whatever that interrupting people like that is rude as hell?


My students do that too. I've tried to get them to raise their hand quietly, but that was before I learned that my co-teacher was actually telling them to call out to me. It's just what they do here, at least at my school and yours it seems.

My school too. Even the third graders do it. I try to tell them I'll get to them, I haven't forgotten that they need their worksheet checked, but it doesn't help.

The only thing that has helped a little bit is like, when most of the kids finish the worksheet at the same time (when you get the most of this TEACHERRRRR nonsense) I will tell them "First, I'm doing this row. Then I'll check the second row." etc and that seems to get them to calm down a LITTLE bit

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3199 on: December 08, 2016, 02:13:36 PM »
I'm really tired of seeing this RIDICULOUS picture on Facebook.  Are people just being dicks to their friends in public now?  Not even behind their back, literally to their faces?



People spending their money on travel, I'm sitting here with my shiny new guitar like "Enjoy your dysentery and stolen passport."

I'm ready to be done with traveling. Been ready for a while now. I've found my last several trips to be exhausting and living here in Korea it almost feels like there's some compulsion to go out to another country during vacation time. I hate booking flights. I hate spending huge amounts of money to be stuck in places with huge amounts of people. No matter where you go these days it's hard to get away from the canned tourist experience, to the point where the places themselves feel more like some cheap plastic replica of their own once-defining characteristics. I don't like the sense among many travelers that the world is their playground and nice backdrop to their selfies. I enjoy the sense of discovery, but don't like feeling compelled to cram as much into one day as possible and or the feeling that I can't slow down for fear of missing out on something. Now that I know how terrible air travel is in terms of carbon emissions, there's a guilty sense of burning the path behind me as I romp across the globe in my personal quest for some fleeting sense of fulfillment, and spending thousands of dollars to do so.

The Nepal scenes from Doctor Strange had me averting my eyes in embarrassment.