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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4580 on: March 20, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Was your wife a big fan of 도깨비 like mine was? I truly hated that drama and even more so when its OST music was used in countless CFs and other TV shows for no god forsaken reason.

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« Reply #4581 on: March 20, 2017, 04:23:29 PM »
I feel like I am filtering the entire atmosphere of Incheon with my lungs, and they are definitely not up to the task. My face just exploded with symptoms. We need a downpour or a stiff breeze or something; I've never reacted this badly before. Maybe it's the new 3rd graders; they are veritable Petri dishes of disease.

Has anyone else been hit hard by the dust season this time round? I usually have zero problems related to my lungs or breathing, even when suffering from a nasty cold.

You're not alone. I'm in what is considered a "clean" part of the country and I have been really ill for the past few days. I woke up to swollen and burning eyes today. So I think it's a combination of walking petri dishes and the dust.

Yeah. I'm generally not sensitive to environmental changes or anything, but I've been feeling *rough*.

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« Reply #4582 on: March 20, 2017, 04:26:35 PM »
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« Reply #4583 on: March 20, 2017, 04:34:18 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Was your wife a big fan of 도깨비 like mine was? I truly hated that drama and even more so when its OST music was used in countless CFs and other TV shows for no god forsaken reason.

If you want your wives to stop watching some of those dramas and expand their horizons I recommend Netflix.  I was hesitant at first to get Korean Netflix because of the rumored limited programming but I have gotten my girlfriend hooked on Daredevil and I feel that it was worth it.  It has actually been kind of comical watching the expressions on her face because she is visually distressed at some of the episodes due to the storyline and the violence.  It is a new kind of show to her though and she has been enjoying.  We have only watched the first season together.  I can't wait to see how she responds to the Punisher.

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« Reply #4584 on: March 20, 2017, 04:39:02 PM »
Haha I actually liked the Goblin TV show 도깨비  :laugh:

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« Reply #4585 on: March 20, 2017, 04:40:38 PM »
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« Reply #4586 on: March 20, 2017, 04:50:30 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Was your wife a big fan of 도깨비 like mine was? I truly hated that drama and even more so when its OST music was used in countless CFs and other TV shows for no god forsaken reason.

If you want your wives to stop watching some of those dramas and expand their horizons I recommend Netflix.  I was hesitant at first to get Korean Netflix because of the rumored limited programming but I have gotten my girlfriend hooked on Daredevil and I feel that it was worth it.  It has actually been kind of comical watching the expressions on her face because she is visually distressed at some of the episodes due to the storyline and the violence.  It is a new kind of show to her though and she has been enjoying.  We have only watched the first season together.  I can't wait to see how she responds to the Punisher.

Same. Even though there's less choice than American NF, it still has a huge swath of different shows to browse through. We're working on House of Cards. I have a degree in Poli Sci (albeit Canadian hahaha) and I need to pay attention because the small details can get lost and then you're wondering what you missed. A K-drama this is not and we both love it.

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« Reply #4587 on: March 20, 2017, 04:54:12 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Was your wife a big fan of 도깨비 like mine was? I truly hated that drama and even more so when its OST music was used in countless CFs and other TV shows for no god forsaken reason.

If you want your wives to stop watching some of those dramas and expand their horizons I recommend Netflix.  I was hesitant at first to get Korean Netflix because of the rumored limited programming but I have gotten my girlfriend hooked on Daredevil and I feel that it was worth it.  It has actually been kind of comical watching the expressions on her face because she is visually distressed at some of the episodes due to the storyline and the violence.  It is a new kind of show to her though and she has been enjoying.  We have only watched the first season together.  I can't wait to see how she responds to the Punisher.

At least Daredevil gives you time to mentally prepare for gore. Iron Fist seems to have a lot of sudden cuts to gore. Less foreshadowing with some parts, just someone minding their own business and a severed head suddenly exists. I don't like gory stuff usually so I hate when they bring Claire Temple into an episode cuz it's like great. Time to get some graphic make-shift medical scenes...

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« Reply #4588 on: March 20, 2017, 04:57:41 PM »
On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.
Yes please! There's so much I want to do before it gets miserably hot and humid, and this smog is ruining everything. It doesn't mess with my health until the PM2.5 hits 300 or so, but it never fails to put me in a grumpy mood.

And I really like Goblin, up til those last few episodes. What a pointless mess that was. Amnesia is lazy writing and the ending was awful. I'm annoyed all over just thinking about it.

My rant: Someone near me just got a little dog and all it does is yap. I hope they're just babysitting it, because I can't listen to the nonstop barking anymore.

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« Reply #4590 on: March 20, 2017, 05:32:03 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Every country has it's share of trash tv with random people. Just look at Springer, or Maury, or Dr. Phil or Jeremy Kyle or Steve Wilkos or the billions of judge shows. For North America we weem to banish those shows to daytime tv rather than prime time tho. Also, for the record I love trashy tv. I still refuse to marry someone unless they propose to me on Springer. It's just different kinds of garbage programming in different countries.

Right but usually countries have decent quality programs to balance the shit ones out. Jerry Springeresque programs aren't on all channels all the time. Gossip Girl wasn't being consumed by the majority of the population. Where is the actually good T.V. programming in Korea? What channels and what time does it come on?

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« Reply #4591 on: March 20, 2017, 05:35:42 PM »
Right but usually countries have decent quality programs to balance the shit ones out. Jerry Springeresque programs aren't on all channels all the time. Gossip Girl wasn't being consumed by the majority of the population. Where is the actually good T.V. programming in Korea? What channels and what time does it come on?

Not to mention there's a bit of a difference in the banality levels of Korean reality programming and American trash TV. One is watching people sitting around eating ramyeon and playing yutnori, the other is watching two cousins get into a brawl because they were both knocked up by the same Elvis impersonator.

Come to think of it, Korean TV would be improved by the edition of some trash TV like that. Let's see some Korean girls duking it out because they both got Kakao messages from the same guy.

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« Reply #4592 on: March 20, 2017, 05:39:13 PM »
Right but usually countries have decent quality programs to balance the shit ones out. Jerry Springeresque programs aren't on all channels all the time. Gossip Girl wasn't being consumed by the majority of the population. Where is the actually good T.V. programming in Korea? What channels and what time does it come on?

Not to mention there's a bit of a difference in the banality levels of Korean reality programming and American trash TV. One is watching people sitting around eating ramyeon and playing yutnori, the other is watching two cousins get into a brawl because they were both knocked up by the same Elvis impersonator.

Come to think of it, Korean TV would be improved by the edition of some trash TV like that. Let's see some Korean girls duking it out because they both got Kakao messages from the same guy.

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« Reply #4593 on: March 20, 2017, 05:43:29 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Every country has it's share of trash tv with random people. Just look at Springer, or Maury, or Dr. Phil or Jeremy Kyle or Steve Wilkos or the billions of judge shows. For North America we weem to banish those shows to daytime tv rather than prime time tho. Also, for the record I love trashy tv. I still refuse to marry someone unless they propose to me on Springer. It's just different kinds of garbage programming in different countries.

Right but usually countries have decent quality programs to balance the shit ones out. Jerry Springeresque programs aren't on all channels all the time. Gossip Girl wasn't being consumed by the majority of the population. Where is the actually good T.V. programming in Korea? What channels and what time does it come on?

I don't actually watch Korean tv XD I know it's a lot of Dramas and there are some weird reality shows but last year I didn't have cable and this year I'm so used to watching netflix that I always forget I can turn on cable. I also don't understand enough Korean to know what's really going on without subtitles. Maybe there is something good on there. I can only see poor production value in shows but it's harder to judge the story of other things.

I generally have bad taste in most things tho so I can't say what's good. Some of my fav shows are Xavier: Renegade Angel and Wonder Showzen so I forfeited my right to call things good a while back.

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« Reply #4594 on: March 20, 2017, 05:49:28 PM »
Today, I had my hair cut by the Korean Stevie Wonder.

My Korean is far from perfect and so is your English. However, we both understand a f*cking picture. Look at the picture! Is there anything there which tells you that I want fades, on both sides of my head, of different f*cking lengths?





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« Reply #4595 on: March 20, 2017, 05:54:14 PM »
Anyone else having trouble eating school lunch? Just me?

There's nothing terribly wrong with lunch. Typical Korean food as well ~ spicy fried fish, octopus and broccoli, etc. I just noticed that over the last couple of months it seems to make me feel nauseous if I eat the soup or meat specifically. And if the kimchi is a lil TOO stanky then the flavor usually makes me wanna hurl as well. What gives man?

I eat Korean food ALL the time no problem outside of school. Stinky kimchi too. Its just school lunch that makes me feel sick afterwards. The meat always tastes sweet and the soup tastes like straight up river water its so fishy. Folks I'm basically eating white rice and oranges for lunch at this point. Only meals that don't make me sick are the curry and rice dish and bibimbap.

Maybe my taste buds are just whacked out after months of weird food...  think I'll chug another coffee to stave off hunger for the next hour...  :cry:

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« Reply #4596 on: March 20, 2017, 06:04:48 PM »
Anyone else having trouble eating school lunch? Just me?

There's nothing terribly wrong with lunch. Typical Korean food as well ~ spicy fried fish, octopus and broccoli, etc. I just noticed that over the last couple of months it seems to make me feel nauseous if I eat the soup or meat specifically. And if the kimchi is a lil TOO stanky then the flavor usually makes me wanna hurl as well. What gives man?

I eat Korean food ALL the time no problem outside of school. Stinky kimchi too. Its just school lunch that makes me feel sick afterwards. The meat always tastes sweet and the soup tastes like straight up river water its so fishy. Folks I'm basically eating white rice and oranges for lunch at this point. Only meals that don't make me sick are the curry and rice dish and bibimbap.

Maybe my taste buds are just whacked out after months of weird food...  think I'll chug another coffee to stave off hunger for the next hour...  :cry:

I'd suggest packing your own lunch if the school lunches have been making you sick for months. That way, you can eat lunch and not feel sick.


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« Reply #4597 on: March 20, 2017, 06:09:33 PM »
Today's been nice but tomorrow I have my ct from heck who talks over my lessons, explains my games wrong before I get a chance to finish what I was saying, and tries to make me late for my second school of the day by forcing me to eat lunch with her while I'm supposed to be in transit. It'll be a fun filled day of trying to talk back over her and running out of the classroom before she tries to force me to lunch.

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« Reply #4598 on: March 20, 2017, 06:12:14 PM »
Anyone else having trouble eating school lunch? Just me?

There's nothing terribly wrong with lunch. Typical Korean food as well ~ spicy fried fish, octopus and broccoli, etc. I just noticed that over the last couple of months it seems to make me feel nauseous if I eat the soup or meat specifically. And if the kimchi is a lil TOO stanky then the flavor usually makes me wanna hurl as well. What gives man?

I eat Korean food ALL the time no problem outside of school. Stinky kimchi too. Its just school lunch that makes me feel sick afterwards. The meat always tastes sweet and the soup tastes like straight up river water its so fishy. Folks I'm basically eating white rice and oranges for lunch at this point. Only meals that don't make me sick are the curry and rice dish and bibimbap.

Maybe my taste buds are just whacked out after months of weird food...  think I'll chug another coffee to stave off hunger for the next hour...  :cry:

My life improved greatly when I opted out of school lunches. Some people luck out with food at their school but others...   :undecided:

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« Reply #4599 on: March 20, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »
Getting nervous about open class this week at my travel school. 

I have taught class with this new coT only once (to his credit, he let me lead classes as I'm accustomed to and busied himself being helpful w/translating if necessary or writing things on the board for me), and I'm afraid he's going to pull some of the weird/dodgy/change everything at the last minute nonsense that I've heard so much about from others here. 

At my main school, open classes are no big deal and I'm lucky if anyone even drops in.  But at this travel school, they seem to take it more seriously what with the principal in attendance and recording it.  It appears to be a genuine assessment of the KET's class (which is probably why my former KET there opted to teach open classes solo), so I'm not sure what they're going to be assessing if I'm carrying on as I normally do and the new KET is just assisting...

 

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