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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6120 on: June 21, 2017, 01:59:32 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6121 on: June 21, 2017, 02:20:51 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6122 on: June 21, 2017, 02:35:38 PM »
Every month I am forced to change my school computer password because of the powers that be and ahnlab. Every month I change it back to the same password right after.

Protip: You can enter the same password in the new password box and it will count as being changed.

Security!

Good to know. I will do that for my next one.

added:

Our school passwords are all on one public, very public excel file. I'm thinking of changing it to some hyper-national thing, but misspelled.

ddeokdo is korea !Z or something along those lines
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6123 on: June 21, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6124 on: June 21, 2017, 03:07:24 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.
I easily HAVE over 100 games and I could start namedropping them. They think they're gamers. They merely adopted gaming. I was born into gaming!

Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6125 on: June 21, 2017, 03:21:54 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.
I easily HAVE over 100 games and I could start namedropping them. They think they're gamers. They merely adopted gaming. I was born into gaming!

Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Hahahahaha, yes! Exactly this!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6126 on: June 21, 2017, 04:33:53 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.
I easily HAVE over 100 games and I could start namedropping them. They think they're gamers. They merely adopted gaming. I was born into gaming!

Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Hahahahaha, yes! Exactly this!

My son is 3 months old. He's already got Minecraft down.

Tears up*

 I'm so proud.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6127 on: June 22, 2017, 07:30:12 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

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« Reply #6128 on: June 22, 2017, 07:49:03 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

I'm sure he probably meant to say "I only know games famous in Korea," but good for you! You sure showed him!

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« Reply #6129 on: June 22, 2017, 08:01:52 AM »
Today the bus just didn't show up. Found out one is supposed to come an hour later than the first one usually does. My travel school was amenable to shuffling classes around so I wouldn't have to grab a taxi (cash only where I live and stupidly I only had enough cash for the bus on me) but I'm still annoyed at the bus and how my whole day feels thrown off kilter now.

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« Reply #6130 on: June 22, 2017, 08:15:48 AM »
Is there a BLOCK function on waygook? If not there should be.
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« Reply #6131 on: June 22, 2017, 08:18:41 AM »
There was also a large and unsightly centi/milli/whateverpede in my foyer this morning. Swept up the carcass to toss outside and it started wriggling. Today has not begun well.

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« Reply #6132 on: June 22, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »
Back-to-back speaking tests today. This is my only free period.

I feel like I should mutiny.

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« Reply #6133 on: June 22, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

I'm sure he probably meant to say "I only know games famous in Korea," but good for you! You sure showed him!

You know, if I had realized it at the time, I wouldn't have said it. I'm not in the habit of being an asshole to one of my favorite students for no reason. I misunderstood. Lord.

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« Reply #6134 on: June 22, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

I'm sure he probably meant to say "I only know games famous in Korea," but good for you! You sure showed him!

You know, if I had realized it at the time, I wouldn't have said it. I'm not in the habit of being an asshole to one of my favorite students for no reason. I misunderstood. Lord.


While I think it's a shame that Korea never really got into console gaming (they are missing out, especially on stuff like older Zelda and Final Fantasy titles), I think gamer elitism is kinda lame.  Honestly this is an area where ignorance can be forgiven.

Make it an opportunity to show a short trailer of your favorite game if that's possible. Share that there is more out there than what they know. I've briefly educated a class before on how Link is not called Zelda  :laugh:

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« Reply #6135 on: June 22, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
I was supposed to give speaking and writing tests today during my first class. I wanted to give them last week so that I would have an adequate amount of time to score them but my co-teacher insisted that I postpone them until this week. She said that they would be busy with other tests so they wouldn't have time to study for mine. Anyway, when I get to my class, the students are not there so I head back to the teachers room. It is a ghost town. After roaming the halls I finally find another teacher who says "didn't we tell you? there is a poetry reciting performance today? the first two classes are cancelled. Also, we would like to invite you to watch and give some comments."
A few minutes later I was standing in front of about 400 students and 20 teachers with a mic in my hand. Luckily today is the last day of classes so there are very few opportunities for further surprises.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6136 on: June 22, 2017, 10:26:14 AM »
Back-to-back speaking tests today. This is my only free period.

I feel like I should mutiny.

Me too, but not back to back. Just speaking tests. The results have been underwhelming, and my expectations were low. Considering everyone was given a transcript of questions to memorize, you'd think it would be okay. Good thing we are just giving everyone an A though.. :wink:

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« Reply #6137 on: June 22, 2017, 11:54:20 AM »
Haven't ranted yet this week, but I have to.

I've adjusted to indoor temperatures generally being warmer than back home.  It doesn't bother me that much. I dress for it and have a fan. BUT it really bothers me when my co-teachers, who are afraid of catching colds from the A/C, opt to open the windows when the air pollution is IN THE RED. I don't get why they don't take these air problems more seriously. You can literally see the dust in the air. I get so sick from prolonged exposure to the pollution, does it not affect Koreans? Do they really get sick from the A/C and not from polluted air? Do they really get sick from the A/C and not because they rarely wash their hands and everyone goes to school/work sick? It just doesn't make sense to me.


I'm getting tired of Korean food again. And I'm tired of Koreans being like "you can find everything you eat in America in Korea easily right?" and they get shocked when I tell them no, we eat more than pizza and hamburgers. No, I can't easily (or affordably) continue my same diet from home here. I'll deal, but I don't know why so many people here are like "we have all the same food as America right?!" I mean, I wouldn't assume that my home has the same food available as any other country so why the hell would Korea be the exception? Another annoying thing is when I actually have to tell an adult human that no, Korea isn't the only country that eats rice.


I can't even bring myself to start planning summer camp.


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« Reply #6138 on: June 22, 2017, 12:06:44 PM »
I'm having an off day today.

Not as in "yay, I have today off!", unfortunately. More like "everything is awful and off-kilter today."

I'm really terrible at coping with days like that these days. I don't know wtf my deal is. I quit drinking over three years ago, and I still don't really know how to cope with sh!tty days without alcohol.  :laugh:

Oh well. Who cares, really, as long as I don't let it affect my job performance.

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« Reply #6139 on: June 22, 2017, 12:30:11 PM »
What an awful day!

Had some dodgy sweet chilli sauce, from Lotte Mart, on my food last night and I get to school, holding back the runs. I have 4 classes back to back, no time for the loo.

Get to the classroom late (8:45) and my CT isn't there. All the windows are shut and the class feels like a damn 찜질방. I open the windows, but it's still punishingly hot.

Students arrive and first class feels like teaching a graveyard (this class is notoriously shy). No students wants to answer questions or participate.

To make things worse, at the behest of the principal, my CT will not turn on the aircon and the mercury has climbed to 33 degrees.

I convince my CT to set up the fans, she does and it helps a bit. I'd planned to play Go Fish, which requires cards and the fans are blowing the cards off the student's desks.

My CT runs to turn off all the fans. I tell her that it's going to get really hot and that she can just tilt the fans to face upwards, thus maintaining circulation without blowing the cards off the student's desks.

She doesn't understand and I go to show her how to tilt the fan... She panics and runs up to me saying "No! No! I'll do it."
Offended and not in the best of moods, I tell her that I'm a 30yr old man, who has graduated from University, with an honours degree. I know how to operate a simple fan without breaking it.

The fan idea works, but for whatever reason, perhaps spite, she decides to turn the damn things off while we're playing.

I finish teaching my last class of the day and tell my CT that I'm going home as I'm feeling poorly.
She takes her sweet ass time printing out the form to sign, but eventually I finished it and out the door.