January 23, 2018, 05:40:15 PM

Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 654831 times)

Online CO2

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3109
  • Gender: Male
  • Aku romantis tanpa harapan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4400 on: March 22, 2017, 02:22:13 PM »
The only experience I have with Korean high schoolers are the loud and pushy ones who jam up my bus home every other day.

OMG YASS THESE BETCHES

The ones I've had in class are fine while in class.

The ones who rush the bus and then refuse to give up seats to the elderly, I want to punch every single one of them.
And the 씨발 every 4 seconds. I don't really care a WHOLE lot, but I imagine the other older people on the bus would like them to shut the hell up.

Online Chinguetti

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1685
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4401 on: March 22, 2017, 02:40:01 PM »
The only experience I have with Korean high schoolers are the loud and pushy ones who jam up my bus home every other day.

OMG YASS THESE BETCHES

The ones I've had in class are fine while in class.

The ones who rush the bus and then refuse to give up seats to the elderly, I want to punch every single one of them.
And the 씨발 every 4 seconds. I don't really care a WHOLE lot, but I imagine the other older people on the bus would like them to shut the hell up.

Seriously, death glares all around, I'm just handing them out for people to take and use against these knuckleheads.

Offline gaelynwrites

  • Veteran
  • **
  • Posts: 129
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4402 on: March 22, 2017, 02:51:14 PM »
The only experience I have with Korean high schoolers are the loud and pushy ones who jam up my bus home every other day.

OMG YASS THESE BETCHES

The ones I've had in class are fine while in class.

The ones who rush the bus and then refuse to give up seats to the elderly, I want to punch every single one of them.
And the 씨발 every 4 seconds. I don't really care a WHOLE lot, but I imagine the other older people on the bus would like them to shut the hell up.

My school is out in the boonies and is the last school on the bus route. So I get a seat, but then the high school fills the bus to beyond capacity, so much so that even if more people are wanting to get on later down the route, they can't physically fit. And they lean against you and push and don't want to move to let you off the bus.

Of course it would help if the city just added one extra bus around the time school let out.

Offline What?What?

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 565
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4403 on: March 22, 2017, 03:46:18 PM »
On the subject of pollution/dust/coughing/dying.

I have an app on my phone that is supposed to tell me the yellow dust levels. It keep giving me really low numbers despite my increased feeling of toxic death coming on.

Is there a truly decent app for this? Or should I just carry my masks, asthma pump, anti allergy around all the time (I hate carrying extra crap in my bag).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.insdio.aqicn.airwidget.Asia

Ahh thanks a million!!  :smiley:
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne

Offline The Arm

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 686
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4404 on: March 23, 2017, 09:06:26 AM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4405 on: March 23, 2017, 09:36:19 AM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

Gotta love the doubt-inducing (and near constant) questions/comments about your appearance/weight/hair.

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4406 on: March 23, 2017, 09:39:09 AM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

Online JNM

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2621
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4407 on: March 23, 2017, 09:55:41 AM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You have got it wrong.

I don't shave my beard.

NOT shaving is the natural state.

Why DO you shave?


Online eggieguffer

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3482
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4408 on: March 23, 2017, 10:06:19 AM »
Quote
Why DO you shave?

Because it looks better and it doesn't itch. I can feel another poll coming

Offline What?What?

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 565
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4409 on: March 23, 2017, 10:58:47 AM »
MY new KET is a candy man. This is how he controls a class. So spawn of satan Grade 4-2 got punished by me by having the fun activity removed from the lesson but KET gave them candy (to keep them calm, I am told) even though they were acting up like 2yr olds throwing a tantrum.

Grade 4-1 got nothing and they were perfectly awesome.

Where is the logic?
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne

Offline yirj17

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2720
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4410 on: March 23, 2017, 11:01:51 AM »
I feel like some adult Koreans ask "Why?" about strange things.  Like, it's just my opinion/preference. 

"Why do you do that?"
"I just like '________.'"
"But WHYYY?"

 :undecided:

Online Chinguetti

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1685
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4411 on: March 23, 2017, 12:26:27 PM »
Next class about to start in 5 minutes.

I am not ready. Because allergies.

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4412 on: March 23, 2017, 12:34:16 PM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

So what happened? That's categorically false - if you're paying into the national health care plan, then you're covered, unless you've already somehow used your quota of free cleanings, etc. Although I don't think X-rays are covered. Maybe they are? I'm not sure.

But yeah - tell them to shove it with the 'not Korean' biz.

It was my first cleaning I'd had with my insurance. My limited Korean and their limited English meant I had to pay so now I've *sigh* tattled to my coteacher so hopefully she can help. What a bogus and completely trite experience. YOU ARE DIFFERENT AND THEREFORE YOU MUST PAY.

Offline denimdaze

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 509
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4413 on: March 23, 2017, 12:39:56 PM »
Just had an enormously frustrating moment. Asked my Grade 5's if they knew the game hangman. *blank stares*, so I say ok I will show you. I draw one line on the board as the first letter of a word and the students start shouting for the KET, before I have even had a chance to draw the second line.

I hadn't even started to explain. Give me fu--ing 5 seconds man! I told my KET that I didn't need his help and half way through the review I introduced hangman following a process of how do you spell that? Can you guess this word? Tell me the alphabet letters. I draw the hangman as we go. (Which was exactly how I was going to introduce it ANYWAY! One minute tops of showing how the game works and boom, full understanding without any translation in under a goddamn minute).

I am not mad at the students or CT. I am mad at whoever taught these kids that it is okay to scream for a korean translation before even giving the GET time to show anything. I'm mad at spoon feeding.
I'm mad that this school made me do 38 80 minute full lesson plans for the entire year's after school program and had me do it in 2 days. They told me to email it by yesterday lunch, I did. Then get told to send by cool messenger this morning - so I did. Then I get a phone call to say bring it to me on your usb. My usb is in the classroom set up for a lesson in less than 2 minutes. You can just damn wait.  I'm mad at the world!

I am mad that I signed on for another year of this crap. (okay but only because of this school, my other schools are awesome).

I'm grumpy. Overreacting. Maybe I need a snickers.
I can relate.  I had my first afterschool class yesterday, mostly 1st grade middle school.  The topic was prepositions of place (on, over, in front of, behind, etc). I know they learn these in elementary, so I thought this would be an easy review lesson.
A few minutes after the class ends, one of my co-teachers comes to my desk to tell me the students came to her to complain that they could not understand me!
They did the activities and games well.  They did well on the worksheet.
It's the one class I teach alone, and I wonder if they really didn't understand me or if they just panicked because there wasn't a Korean teacher there to translate every word I said.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 01:03:37 PM by denimdaze »

Offline defenderoftherealm

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 418
  • Gender: Male
  • Unleash the gangster.
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4414 on: March 23, 2017, 12:40:05 PM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You should ask them why they like the same stereotypical Korean haircut that all Korean guys have, big circle shaped glasses, or whatever trend that everyone is participating in at the time, next time.

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4415 on: March 23, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

So what happened? That's categorically false - if you're paying into the national health care plan, then you're covered, unless you've already somehow used your quota of free cleanings, etc. Although I don't think X-rays are covered. Maybe they are? I'm not sure.

But yeah - tell them to shove it with the 'not Korean' biz.

It was my first cleaning I'd had with my insurance. My limited Korean and their limited English meant I had to pay so now I've *sigh* tattled to my coteacher so hopefully she can help. What a bogus and completely trite experience. YOU ARE DIFFERENT AND THEREFORE YOU MUST PAY.

How much was it?

Around 70,000. Maybe it makes me a ~cheap foreigner~ but it's just the principle of the thing. I would've paid it without thinking if they hadn't said "You are not Korean, your Korean insurance is no good here."

Online zola

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1908
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4416 on: March 23, 2017, 12:55:43 PM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You should ask them why they like the same stereotypical Korean haircut that all Korean guys have, big circle shaped glasses, or whatever trend that everyone is participating in at the time, next time.

This winter's trend was:

A turtle neck with an extra high neck. A long coat that comes down to about the knee or mid upper leg. A bowl cut. Round glasses (optional). Jeans that are 2 inches too short.

We played a drinking game at a bar one night where we had drink each time one of the aforementioned "Korean Male Winter 2016-17 look" walked into the bar. The bar had to shut down after 90 minutes becuase every drop of alcohol in the bar had been consumed due to the massive influx of bowl cutted, turtleneck wearing dudes.

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4417 on: March 23, 2017, 01:01:03 PM »

I'm grumpy. Overreacting. Maybe I need a snickers.

Ha, I've totally stress eaten a snickers after annoying classes (almost always first graders).

Offline Mister Tim

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1021
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4418 on: March 23, 2017, 01:14:53 PM »
Today's gripes:

1) The classroom is not the place for sick people. If you're sick, stay home. If your parents/guardians insist you come to school sick, go lay down in the nurse's office. I don't need my whole class getting sick.

2) I wish school cleaning was more like the US here. Yeah, yeah, I know: "This  isn't the US, this is Korea. If you don't like it, go back to the US."But still.

In the US, the schools tend to be cleaned by professional janitors after school hours. That means the schools actually get cleaned, and the cleaning doesn't interfere with anything.

Here, the halls and classrooms are cleaned by the students, and the bathrooms are cleaned by janitors during school hours. That means the halls and classrooms are perpetually dirty, and the janitor is somehow always in the bathroom exactly at the moment I need to pee.

Petty gripes, all things considered, but still. Ugh.

Offline sevenpm

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 497
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4419 on: March 23, 2017, 01:24:43 PM »
Today's gripes:

1) The classroom is not the place for sick people. If you're sick, stay home. If your parents/guardians insist you come to school sick, go lay down in the nurse's office. I don't need my whole class getting sick.

2) I wish school cleaning was more like the US here. Yeah, yeah, I know: "This  isn't the US, this is Korea. If you don't like it, go back to the US."But still.

In the US, the schools tend to be cleaned by professional janitors after school hours. That means the schools actually get cleaned, and the cleaning doesn't interfere with anything.

Here, the halls and classrooms are cleaned by the students, and the bathrooms are cleaned by janitors during school hours. That means the halls and classrooms are perpetually dirty, and the janitor is somehow always in the bathroom exactly at the moment I need to pee.

Petty gripes, all things considered, but still. Ugh.

I just disinfected a bunch of shared white boards and markers because there was a student with whooping cough or some shit in the last class who refused to go to the nurse's room even when my CT asked him to.

And I agree, these schools are constantly dirty. Students would drop food and snacks in the hallways at my old school and the mess would stay there for weeks. To add to that,  I can't believe what a horrible state of disrepair my supposed A level school is in. There is dirt and grease on the walls, water damage on the ceilings, crust in every corner and the doors barely open. The wooden banisters are peeling and dangerous to even tough unless you want a cut or a splinter. Perpetually foggy windows. The white boards are so old and stained we can barely write on them.  I don't really get why standards aren't any higher than this. All my friends say their schools are the same. Would it KILL them to hire professional cleaners to take care of these schools?