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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6260 on: July 21, 2017, 08:13:36 AM »
Had a 5 minute walk to school today. By the time I made it to the teacher's office, I had to take a stop off at the bathroom and towel myself off. Sweat soaking through my shirt, dripping down my face. I thought I liked summer before coming to Korea. I've rethought that. Meanwhile, I saw a kid coming to school in black jeans and a thick black hoodie. The heat just doesn't affect them like it does me.   :cry:
I turn red if it's hot or humid, and so the kids have given me the nickname of "tomato face."  :sad: I walked in with my red, shiny face and my coteacher was so concerned, and asked if I had been crying. I am really upset about Chester dying, but I wasn't crying about it; I just don't handle the wet heat well. :-[

 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6261 on: July 21, 2017, 11:58:48 AM »
"That's NOT good."

-Korean people

UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I sent a file to my Co-T and it was received and I said "Ta-da!"

 :evil: Don't say Ta-da.

 :police: Uhhh, okay. (dafuq?)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6262 on: July 21, 2017, 12:01:42 PM »
Here are two that annoy me

1) Me: Why are you learning English?
Student: I will go to Canada next month
Me: Why are you going to Canada?
Student: So I can improve my English

2) Me: What .......do most people...........or Do you think most people..............?
Student: It depends on the person...... :rolleyes:

1) I wonder if it's not just considered rude to simply tell a person you just don't know the answer to something, hence all the giving-of-directions when the way is unknown. Or it's somehow face-saving to give an unhelpful answer rather than admit ignorance?

2) This is especially upsetting when it comes from a doctor:

-Before we proceed, what percentage of people develop complications from this procedure?

-It's really case by case basis. (Hard stop.)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6263 on: July 21, 2017, 12:10:53 PM »
"That's NOT good."

-Korean people

UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I sent a file to my Co-T and it was received and I said "Ta-da!"

 :evil: Don't say Ta-da.

 :police: Uhhh, okay. (dafuq?)

I once had someone tell me to stop saying the words "Catholicism" and "Mormonism" because she didn't like the way the -ism part made them sound.  :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6264 on: July 21, 2017, 12:13:56 PM »
"That's NOT good."

-Korean people

UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I sent a file to my Co-T and it was received and I said "Ta-da!"

 :evil: Don't say Ta-da.

 :police: Uhhh, okay. (dafuq?)

I once had someone tell me to stop saying the words "Catholicism" and "Mormonism" because she didn't like the way the -ism part made them sound.  :undecided:

Maybe you were pronouncing it like Catholojism?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6265 on: July 21, 2017, 12:20:49 PM »
"That's NOT good."

-Korean people

UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I sent a file to my Co-T and it was received and I said "Ta-da!"

 :evil: Don't say Ta-da.

 :police: Uhhh, okay. (dafuq?)

Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."

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« Reply #6266 on: July 21, 2017, 12:25:33 PM »
Maybe you were pronouncing it like Catholojism?

How would you pronounce that?

I prefer to think that she was a little special.

Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."

Is this for real?

Because of it is, I'll remember it forever.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6267 on: July 21, 2017, 12:36:32 PM »
"That's NOT good."

-Korean people

UGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I sent a file to my Co-T and it was received and I said "Ta-da!"

 :evil: Don't say Ta-da.

 :police: Uhhh, okay. (dafuq?)


You should whistle victoriously instead.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6268 on: July 21, 2017, 12:42:40 PM »
Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."

Is this for real?

Because of it is, I'll remember it forever.

"타다" is the infinitive form of the verb "ride". I've never heard of it being used in the way donovan suggests, but then it's possible we move in different circles.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6269 on: July 21, 2017, 01:59:20 PM »
Maybe you were pronouncing it like Catholojism?

I thought this was brilliantly hilarious! :laugh:


Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."


I hope this is not real... I say tada all the time  :-[ :huh:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6270 on: July 21, 2017, 02:24:27 PM »
Maybe you were pronouncing it like Catholojism?

I thought this was brilliantly hilarious! :laugh:


Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."


I hope this is not real... I say tada all the time  :-[ :huh:

How's it working?
Better than CO2's random booty-call texts?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6271 on: July 21, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
Maybe you were pronouncing it like Catholojism?

I thought this was brilliantly hilarious! :laugh:


Out of context, she might have thought you were speaking Korean slang. 타다 means "I want to ride you."


I hope this is not real... I say tada all the time  :-[ :huh:

How's it working?
Better than CO2's random booty-call texts?

Greece's economy and Trump's Cabinet are working better than those.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6272 on: July 21, 2017, 02:48:02 PM »
Uggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I hate the non-immersion here. They're in grade 5 FFS.

AS Teacher: 6 times 2 is.....what? (They've been learning the 4 basic math things for the last 3 weeks).

 :afro: 열두개

AS Teacher: 아~~~ 맞아

FFS, he's 10, so this is his third year of English, and he's in an AS program. He can say twelve. And if he doesn't say twelve? You call him out on it and get someone else to answer.

I understand the need for translation here, twelve is NOT one of those times.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6273 on: July 24, 2017, 07:41:28 AM »
WHY does my school have classes today? It's been two weeks since exams and they have the summer vacation ceremony on Wednesday. WTF could possibly be learned today?

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« Reply #6274 on: July 24, 2017, 08:16:37 AM »
WHY does my school have classes today? It's been two weeks since exams and they have the summer vacation ceremony on Wednesday. WTF could possibly be learned today?

Ten years in public school here and I've never understood this. Middle schools are the worst. They'll have final exams, and then another three weeks of classes before vacation during which they watch movies, play games or listen to Kpop while their teacher isn't even in the room.

I've seen the first half of Frozen 32 times!

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« Reply #6275 on: July 24, 2017, 08:27:50 AM »
WHY does my school have classes today? It's been two weeks since exams and they have the summer vacation ceremony on Wednesday. WTF could possibly be learned today?

not really a school thing. the korean govt (Ministry of Education?) prescribes a minimum number of days that schools must be open for per year.

but korea does have some of the most days per year worldwide that schools must be open for. although the number of instructional hours per day is less than the US, so students in the US have about the same number of instructional hours per year as kids in korea, even though they're spending less days in school: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs/eiip/eiipid24.asp

and http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Organizing-a-school/Time-in-school-How-does-the-US-compare

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6276 on: July 24, 2017, 09:03:53 AM »
WHY does my school have classes today? It's been two weeks since exams and they have the summer vacation ceremony on Wednesday. WTF could possibly be learned today?

Ten years in public school here and I've never understood this. Middle schools are the worst. They'll have final exams, and then another three weeks of classes before vacation during which they watch movies, play games or listen to Kpop while their teacher isn't even in the room.

I've seen the first half of Frozen 32 times!

Yeah, I'm in middle school and I've been playing games for 2 weeks. After exams, class just feels like babysitting.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6277 on: July 24, 2017, 09:20:17 AM »
Camp was supposed to start at 10:45. They moved it back to 8:50 and meglected to tell me. Even after my class was supposed to have started.

Oh, and they also have construction across the entire campus so camp itself was cancelled and I have 4 hours with a SINGLE student for "conversation" and no clue what to do. I wanna die.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6278 on: July 24, 2017, 09:58:40 AM »
No money camp (Bull shit they have money, they just don't want to spend it) means western play ground games, party games, movies, and anything else that Korean teachers don't like or think is "not learning".


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6279 on: July 24, 2017, 10:01:18 AM »
I don't even have ****** colored paper, what a joke.

You can buy 200 sheets for something like 5000원. Yeah, it sucks to spend your own money on school supplies, but it's better than playing bingo or four corners for three hours.

 



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