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Offline meepmoopimmarobots

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #940 on: June 29, 2016, 10:53:31 AM »
It's weird not seeing any nomadicmadda posts.

No, I don't have a crush on nomadicmadda!!  :huh:

It's fine. She's gorgeous. We understand.

She's really tall, AND she designs her own curriculum.  :-* *sigh*

nomadicmadda, I am just joking around and hope I didn't offend...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #941 on: June 29, 2016, 11:01:01 AM »
Some jerk ajosshi barged into my classroom and complained to my face about how much he hates my beard (been only growing it for the last month). Here's a more detailed version of how it went

Him: Your beard looks ugly
Me: I like it though
Him: I don't like it. How old are you?
Me: 27
Him: You look 40
Me: 40 year old men are sexy
Him: No they aren't! I don't like your beard
Me: I don't care. My friends in America think it looks good
Him: THIS ISN'T AMERICA!!! THIS IS KOREA!!!
Me: I'm leaving in 2 months. I don't care.
Him: FINE!!!! GO!!!!!


I mean....really? It's all good to have an opinion, but starting something over it? Live and let live, man.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #942 on: June 29, 2016, 11:36:03 AM »
Some jerk ajosshi barged into my classroom and complained to my face about how much he hates my beard (been only growing it for the last month). Here's a more detailed version of how it went

Him: Your beard looks ugly
Me: I like it though
Him: I don't like it. How old are you?
Me: 27
Him: You look 40
Me: 40 year old men are sexy
Him: No they aren't! I don't like your beard
Me: I don't care. My friends in America think it looks good
Him: THIS ISN'T AMERICA!!! THIS IS KOREA!!!
Me: I'm leaving in 2 months. I don't care.
Him: FINE!!!! GO!!!!!


I mean....really? It's all good to have an opinion, but starting something over it? Live and let live, man.

That's insane!  More details please!  Was it a co-teacher of yours or just another random teacher who can speak English?  Was this in the middle of a class?

 :huh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #943 on: June 29, 2016, 11:46:21 AM »
Some jerk ajosshi barged into my classroom and complained to my face about how much he hates my beard (been only growing it for the last month). Here's a more detailed version of how it went

Him: Your beard looks ugly
Me: I like it though
Him: I don't like it. How old are you?
Me: 27
Him: You look 40
Me: 40 year old men are sexy
Him: No they aren't! I don't like your beard
Me: I don't care. My friends in America think it looks good
Him: THIS ISN'T AMERICA!!! THIS IS KOREA!!!
Me: I'm leaving in 2 months. I don't care.
Him: FINE!!!! GO!!!!!


I mean....really? It's all good to have an opinion, but starting something over it? Live and let live, man.

That's insane!  More details please!  Was it a co-teacher of yours or just another random teacher who can speak English?  Was this in the middle of a class?

 :huh:
I teach at 3 rural schools, a decently sized middle school, and 2 very very small rural elementary schools. This was at one of the elementary schools. I think this guy is a janitor or gardener or something. He's always been cool to me and I've recorded some of the listening tests for him (reading a page while he records me). I wasn't in class, but was waiting for my next group of students to arrive. He came in to clean off the whiteboard or something. His english isn't very good, but this conversation was actually mostly in Korean. I knew enough to know what he said and was able to translate it....mostly haha.

The funny thing is that even though I love the students at these elementary schools, the staff at both schools have always ben the most annoying and intrusive on me. the middle school, while  having terrible students, tends to leave me alone more and my coworkers there tend to strike friendlier conversations. One of the cute female teachers there LOVES the beard, so whatever.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #944 on: June 29, 2016, 12:54:12 PM »
Haha he sounds weird.  He must really hate beards  :laugh:

I have a large beard myself and luckily haven't had to deal with anything like that in school.  Outside of school reactions vary though!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #945 on: June 29, 2016, 08:48:32 PM »
The beard thing:

My usual response is, "You think beards are low class?"

"Yes!"

Open wallet:

1000 Won - "Is he low class?"
5000 Won - "What about him?"
10000 Won - "or him?"
"You know in Canada, we have a word for people who can't grow beards." - 50 000 Won.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #946 on: June 29, 2016, 09:26:41 PM »
Maseratis seem to be all the rage these days.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #947 on: June 30, 2016, 12:00:20 PM »
Sometimes I feel like my coT is Jeeves and I'm Wooster.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #948 on: June 30, 2016, 01:56:53 PM »
The KT who sits next to me will use her free time to study English. She really, really wants to be able to have an English conversation with me, and she has this language learning software that has her repeat phrases back in English, and she always uses my name as part of the practice.

Makes me feel bad that I haven't been studying Korean as much as I could.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #949 on: June 30, 2016, 02:03:03 PM »
Sometimes I feel like my coT is Jeeves and I'm Wooster.

Ive been watching a lot of Jeeves and Wooster lately, and I cant help but feel i take the Jeeves role.

"If you say so, Sir"
"If you think it's best, Sir"

Some random statement of agreement, then back to doing whatever it was I was doing anyway

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #950 on: July 01, 2016, 07:41:52 AM »
My co asked me (again) when I'm going to Japan, so I told her and she looked a little disappointed and said she had just received an official document saying that I could go to Dokdo on those days. Too bad I'll be in Tokyo and can't make it. :evil: (Why would I want to spend my vacation going to those little rocks?)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #951 on: July 01, 2016, 07:56:49 AM »
My co asked me (again) when I'm going to Japan, so I told her and she looked a little disappointed and said she had just received an official document saying that I could go to Dokdo on those days. Too bad I'll be in Tokyo and can't make it. :evil: (Why would I want to spend my vacation going to those little rocks?)

Yeah I got that notice too but I'll be in Japan at the time as well  :laugh: I'd actually take them up on the trip if it meant time off from school but as it is a propaganda trip to Dokdo ranks just underneath a visit to the dentist on my list of preferred vacation plans.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #952 on: July 01, 2016, 07:58:51 AM »
A KT just handed me a plum and told me it's good for constipation.

Next: I don't really understand why anyone would think Dokdo has ANY appeal to most foreigners. So glad I never get approached or asked about this.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #953 on: July 01, 2016, 08:09:00 AM »
A KT just handed me a plum and told me it's good for constipation.

Next: I don't really understand why anyone would think Dokdo has ANY appeal to most foreigners. So glad I never get approached or asked about this.

What is the selling point? "Did you know this is actually ours?"

Uhhh, okay?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #954 on: July 01, 2016, 08:26:15 AM »
A KT just handed me a plum and told me it's good for constipation.

Next: I don't really understand why anyone would think Dokdo has ANY appeal to most foreigners. So glad I never get approached or asked about this.

What is the selling point? "Did you know this is actually ours?"

Uhhh, okay?

I think they're banking on noobs with no vacation plans to jump at this haha. The itinerary did say they'll stop at Ulleungdo first though... If I could just stay there maybe I'd have considered going.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #955 on: July 01, 2016, 09:03:37 AM »
This building in Ansan was a waterpark under construction, but the funding went dry and now it sits unused. Pretty badass.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #956 on: July 01, 2016, 09:33:55 AM »
Because of the new door locks on all the teachers' housing, the mornings now kick off with a series of chirruping beeps.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #957 on: July 01, 2016, 09:43:53 AM »
Because of the new door locks on all the teachers' housing, the mornings now kick off with a series of chirruping beeps.

Those make sneaking into the house late at night nearly impossible.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #958 on: July 01, 2016, 09:56:59 AM »
Because of the new door locks on all the teachers' housing, the mornings now kick off with a series of chirruping beeps.

Those make sneaking into the house late at night nearly impossible.

Nowhere to be late at night on this island  :smiley: hahah.
I live right behind my main school and can hear when people come and go from the building. Sometimes later at night I hear the sounds of glass bottles being thrown into the rubbish.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #959 on: July 01, 2016, 11:45:04 AM »
We had japchae at lunch today and one of my noodles was suspiciously thicker than all the others and I couldn't bring myself to eat it.