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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2740 on: February 06, 2017, 12:41:53 PM »
Soooooo what's everyone doing for these three 1/2 pointless days of school? Trying to gauge how much "try" I have in me.

Legiterally studying Korean. Like for real this time.

You are doing what I should be doing. Realistically though, I feel no motivation for studying now as I'm just gonna go on vacation soon. Legit plan to resume studies once the new school year starts though.

As for now, gonna continue doodling pictures and watching TV in the background. I'm on season 6 of Law & Order SVU. I started season 1 after winter camp. Lol. Got in a few seasons of Supernatural & Adventure Time too. And I'm all caught up on How to Get Away with Murder. WHO DID IT ALREADY

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2741 on: February 06, 2017, 12:48:37 PM »
Soooooo what's everyone doing for these three 1/2 pointless days of school? Trying to gauge how much "try" I have in me.

Legiterally studying Korean. Like for real this time.

You are doing what I should be doing. Realistically though, I feel no motivation for studying now as I'm just gonna go on vacation soon. Legit plan to resume studies once the new school year starts though.

As for now, gonna continue doodling pictures and watching TV in the background. I'm on season 6 of Law & Order SVU. I started season 1 after winter camp. Lol. Got in a few seasons of Supernatural & Adventure Time too. And I'm all caught up on How to Get Away with Murder. WHO DID IT ALREADY

Lucky little dumplings. I have class. :[

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2742 on: February 06, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
Unlucky bun D: I typically only have classes at my main school during graduation week as the elementary schools and other middle school have different schedules. But I'm not expected to actually teach anything so it's super laid back. Just do crafts/games

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2743 on: February 06, 2017, 01:45:34 PM »
Soooooo what's everyone doing for these three 1/2 pointless days of school? Trying to gauge how much "try" I have in me.

Legiterally studying Korean. Like for real this time.

You are doing what I should be doing. Realistically though, I feel no motivation for studying now as I'm just gonna go on vacation soon. Legit plan to resume studies once the new school year starts though.

As for now, gonna continue doodling pictures and watching TV in the background. I'm on season 6 of Law & Order SVU. I started season 1 after winter camp. Lol. Got in a few seasons of Supernatural & Adventure Time too. And I'm all caught up on How to Get Away with Murder. WHO DID IT ALREADY

I've been taking breaks throughout the day to catch up on stuff I missed over the weekend: Alone, Saturday Night Live, Bill Maher...etc

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2744 on: February 06, 2017, 01:50:38 PM »
Soooooo what's everyone doing for these three 1/2 pointless days of school? Trying to gauge how much "try" I have in me.
3.5? I had school for three days last week and all of this week. In my classes we're finishing up the textbook, learning about Konglish and playing bananagrams. Classes are pretty much planned so with the extra time I'm teaching myself to read crochet patterns. I really should start studying Korean, though. I told myself I'd put more effort into it this year.

Lots of my kids are playing Pokemon Go, and they were surprised to hear that I play too. It was fun to show them which ones I have and talk about what they've caught. It's nice to be able to connect with them over little things like this.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2745 on: February 07, 2017, 01:17:30 PM »
There's a new student!! This is a first for my main middle school. There have been new faces and those that disappeared at all my other schools but now it's finally hit home base.

It's kinda weird to see a fresh face here

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2746 on: February 07, 2017, 02:53:28 PM »
Lots of my kids are playing Pokemon Go, and they were surprised to hear that I play too. It was fun to show them which ones I have and talk about what they've caught. It's nice to be able to connect with them over little things like this.

Pokemon Go would actually be a great topic for a lesson, especially since the names of (all?) the Pokemon are different in korean. and a lot lamer too imo. for example Charmander is simply called "Fiery" in korean. but you can explain things like how Charmander is a combination of "char" which means "to burn" and "salamandar", or how "bulbasaur" is a combination of the words "bulb" (as in a flower bulb to be exact) and "dinosaur". i explained some of these to me korean GF and she was blown away.

"pikachu" comes from the japanese "pika" which means to glitter, flash, or sparkle, and "chu" which is the sound a mouse makes in japanese (like 'squeak').

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2747 on: February 08, 2017, 11:19:10 AM »
the kid who's been hanging around my desk snuck up and put his face almost right next to me and made a low groaning noise to startle me while I was listening to music

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2748 on: February 08, 2017, 12:20:51 PM »
Been doing freelancing online writing. Making that dough during deskwarming. Three weeks left before I'm out! :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2749 on: February 08, 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
I keep feeling like everyone's in a bad mood today, but no one really is. In fact, everyone's been super upbeat and zippy.

Maybe it's because it's Wednesday.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2750 on: February 08, 2017, 12:32:10 PM »
Lots of my kids are playing Pokemon Go, and they were surprised to hear that I play too. It was fun to show them which ones I have and talk about what they've caught. It's nice to be able to connect with them over little things like this.

Pokemon Go would actually be a great topic for a lesson, especially since the names of (all?) the Pokemon are different in korean. and a lot lamer too imo. for example Charmander is simply called "Fiery" in korean. but you can explain things like how Charmander is a combination of "char" which means "to burn" and "salamandar", or how "bulbasaur" is a combination of the words "bulb" (as in a flower bulb to be exact) and "dinosaur". i explained some of these to me korean GF and she was blown away.

"pikachu" comes from the japanese "pika" which means to glitter, flash, or sparkle, and "chu" which is the sound a mouse makes in japanese (like 'squeak').

One day I had a grand total of 2 kids show up for a class so my and my CT just did a freetalking lesson that turned into me explaining pokemon names to them becuase they just wanted to talk about pokemon. It was fun watching one kid pretty much die inside when he realized that ninetails was literally nine tails. But in any case those 2 kids enjoyed it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2751 on: February 08, 2017, 01:04:38 PM »
One of my classes literally has 2 students. I also have 4 other classes where complete attendance means 3 students in each of those. Lol

I should integrate Pokemon names into a future lesson, lots of my elementary schoolers love Pokemon. I had them make Pokemon Christmas cards last year and most of them seemed fairly excited

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2752 on: February 09, 2017, 08:29:03 AM »
One of my classes literally has 2 students. I also have 4 other classes where complete attendance means 3 students in each of those. Lol

I should integrate Pokemon names into a future lesson, lots of my elementary schoolers love Pokemon. I had them make Pokemon Christmas cards last year and most of them seemed fairly excited

When my friend visited me I had him bring up some of my old pokemon cards (i say old but they're from like 5 years ago cuz i'm a nerd who played in leagues in college) so I give them out as prizes to my students. It gets they to practice phonics and they're like "wtf there are different names for pokemon?"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2753 on: February 09, 2017, 09:00:28 AM »
!!! Brilliant!! I should get some old poke cards. I bet the commons oughta be super cheap nowadays. Back in school I spent $10 on a "Happy Birthday Pikachu" card. Cutest thing ever and still not gonna get rid of it hahahah

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2754 on: February 09, 2017, 09:19:46 AM »
!!! Brilliant!! I should get some old poke cards. I bet the commons oughta be super cheap nowadays. Back in school I spent $10 on a "Happy Birthday Pikachu" card. Cutest thing ever and still not gonna get rid of it hahahah

Yeah commons are worth nothing now, you can get them from the site troll and toad for next to nothing, cheaper than candy :P And then the kids get a reward that isn't a sugar high.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2755 on: February 09, 2017, 09:28:11 AM »
I've been given the chance to change my apartment for the coming school year and I'm thinking of doing it.

Love my current apartment but my new neighbours are a little bit noisy.

My plan would be to get an officetel at the top of a building.  Generally, is the noise insulation better in officetels?  Or does it differ case by case in which case moving is just another lottery?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2756 on: February 09, 2017, 09:33:37 AM »
I've been given the chance to change my apartment for the coming school year and I'm thinking of doing it.

Love my current apartment but my new neighbours are a little bit noisy.

My plan would be to get an officetel at the top of a building.  Generally, is the noise insulation better in officetels?  Or does it differ case by case in which case moving is just another lottery?

Is a definite lottery.  What I found is that if you have a top floor officetel, the heat disappears quickly in the winter.  Also make sure you have windows at either end of the apartment to allow for air circulation.  I had one a few years back with one big main window and it was mentally hot because it couldn't circulate the heat in summer so had to have the air-conditioner on a lot and then in the winter it had awful condensation. 

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« Reply #2757 on: February 09, 2017, 09:39:45 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply Dave; helpful as always.

My gut feeling is to stay put because apart from my neighbours, everything else with my current place is perfect.

I'll think it over some more!

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« Reply #2758 on: February 09, 2017, 10:05:15 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply Dave; helpful as always.

My gut feeling is to stay put because apart from my neighbours, everything else with my current place is perfect.

I'll think it over some more!

I think I moved officetel three times way back, my school was cool with it as they signed one year contracts.  Sometimes a change of scenery is nice.  I went from the small officetel in a building with other foreign teachers (3 years) to a bigger top room with a mezzanine floor in the same room.  That was good but effing cold in the winter as the ceiling was soooo high and all the heat went up and the walls were thin, and there was a disgusting foreign teacher and another Korean couple/pimp-wife combination who'd make so much noise.  Then moved downtown in my small city to that room with one window but a view over the park and could see the sunset, which was nice but I mentioned about the condensation/heat thing. 



You never know, the noisy bunch could move out and then you'd be like Alice in Wonderland. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2759 on: February 09, 2017, 10:14:56 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that the new Grandeur looks a lot like the SM6?  ;D

Or is it just me?  :-[