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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2300 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:50 AM »
I have this Friday off. I am thinking about a spontaneous trip to Sapporo...Thoughts?

You already know in your heart that you want to go.

DO IT.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2301 on: October 18, 2017, 08:50:29 AM »
I have this Friday off. I am thinking about a spontaneous trip to Sapporo...Thoughts?

You already know in your heart that you want to go.

DO IT.

Just DO IT

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2302 on: October 18, 2017, 08:55:20 AM »
I have this Friday off. I am thinking about a spontaneous trip to Sapporo...Thoughts?
--->  :lipsrsealed:
Don't tell your coteachers.

Last month, the uni I hang out at was audited. One of the things that came up is that many of the foreign teachers were travelling internationally without letting the university know that they were leaving the country. Apparently, that was a big deal: the teachers got called in for a meeting and were politely reamed out.

Fast forward a week or two, there was a four day holiday and a friend of mine was planning on heading out to Fukuoka for some shenanigans and dutifully let the administration know (about travel plans, not shenanigans).

The university denied his 'request'. Apparently, teachers aren't allowed to travel internationally on weekends -- something to do with being on salary and therefor 'on-call' during non vacation periods.

I've heard a *lot* of complaining about this revelation.
So, for the sake of your friends, don't tell your school that you're going anywhere.  :smiley:
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 08:56:55 AM by kyndo »

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2303 on: October 18, 2017, 09:06:31 AM »
Last month, the uni I hang out at was audited. One of the things that came up is that many of the foreign teachers were travelling internationally without letting the university know that they were leaving the country. Apparently, that was a big deal: the teachers got called in for a meeting and were politely reamed out.

Fast forward a week or two, there was a four day holiday and a friend of mine was planning on heading out to Fukuoka for some shenanigans and dutifully let the administration know (about travel plans, not shenanigans).

The university denied his 'request'. Apparently, teachers aren't allowed to travel internationally on weekends -- something to do with being on salary and therefor 'on-call' during non vacation periods.

Shit like this drives me insane.

My free time is mine, butt the f out.

If I'm late on Monday due to... WHATEVER reason, then reprimand me.

I'm 32, fukk off outta my life.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2304 on: October 18, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
Shit like this drives me insane.

My free time is mine, butt the f out.

If I'm late on Monday due to... my underpants being on fire and I can't sit down properly, then reprimand me.

I'm 32, fukk off outta my life.

Fixed for you.  ;D

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« Reply #2305 on: October 18, 2017, 09:59:00 AM »
If I'm late on Monday due to my underpants being on fire and I can't sit down properly, then reprimand me.
;D

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« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 10:01:07 AM by kyndo »

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« Reply #2306 on: October 18, 2017, 12:37:08 PM »
A. I don't have CTs AT ALL (Yay!) B. my school doesn't care.
Last time during finals (I don't work) English head teacher: travelinpants teacher what are you going to do during exams?
me: nothing.
Her: you should go somewhere? How about Japan? Have you been?
Me: yes, it's lovely.
Her: you should travel.
Me: not this time, perhaps next time.
LOL. TLDR: my school doesn't give poop...lol
I have this Friday off. I am thinking about a spontaneous trip to Sapporo...Thoughts?
--->  :lipsrsealed:
Don't tell your coteachers.

Last month, the uni I hang out at was audited. One of the things that came up is that many of the foreign teachers were travelling internationally without letting the university know that they were leaving the country. Apparently, that was a big deal: the teachers got called in for a meeting and were politely reamed out.

Fast forward a week or two, there was a four day holiday and a friend of mine was planning on heading out to Fukuoka for some shenanigans and dutifully let the administration know (about travel plans, not shenanigans).

The university denied his 'request'. Apparently, teachers aren't allowed to travel internationally on weekends -- something to do with being on salary and therefor 'on-call' during non vacation periods.

I've heard a *lot* of complaining about this revelation.
So, for the sake of your friends, don't tell your school that you're going anywhere.  :smiley:
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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« Reply #2307 on: October 18, 2017, 12:41:39 PM »
alright, I am checking out flights. And if it isn't too much I am going lol
If only Korean air companies weren't so IE dependent, it's driving me nuts.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2308 on: October 19, 2017, 11:26:25 AM »
Yesterday was great.  After the kids took their exams, most of the teachers and I took off after lunch to a nearby city to see an art exhibition.  The principal was even in tow (was a fine art major!).  Bunch of ink works, mainly, pretty neat. 

Then we hit up a coffee shop for drinks and snacks (which was a really nice treat as there are zero cafes on my island).  Caught the last ferry back and had dinner at a local restaurant.  Love me some 깐풍기~

What a lovely day!

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« Reply #2309 on: October 19, 2017, 11:54:27 AM »
That does sound like a treat. How difficult is it to get off the island, I mean, how long is it to the nearest larger city or town?


Yesterday was great.  After the kids took their exams, most of the teachers and I took off after lunch to a nearby city to see an art exhibition.  The principal was even in tow (was a fine art major!).  Bunch of ink works, mainly, pretty neat. 

Then we hit up a coffee shop for drinks and snacks (which was a really nice treat as there are zero cafes on my island).  Caught the last ferry back and had dinner at a local restaurant.  Love me some 깐풍기~

What a lovely day!
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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« Reply #2310 on: October 19, 2017, 11:58:25 AM »
That does sound like a treat. How difficult is it to get off the island, I mean, how long is it to the nearest larger city or town?


Yesterday was great.  After the kids took their exams, most of the teachers and I took off after lunch to a nearby city to see an art exhibition.  The principal was even in tow (was a fine art major!).  Bunch of ink works, mainly, pretty neat. 

Then we hit up a coffee shop for drinks and snacks (which was a really nice treat as there are zero cafes on my island).  Caught the last ferry back and had dinner at a local restaurant.  Love me some 깐풍기~

What a lovely day!

Roughly 1.5 ~ 2 hours on average!  From school to port, sail the merry seas, then mainland port to actual city! 

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« Reply #2311 on: October 19, 2017, 02:52:07 PM »
Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.


That does sound like a treat. How difficult is it to get off the island, I mean, how long is it to the nearest larger city or town?


Yesterday was great.  After the kids took their exams, most of the teachers and I took off after lunch to a nearby city to see an art exhibition.  The principal was even in tow (was a fine art major!).  Bunch of ink works, mainly, pretty neat. 

Then we hit up a coffee shop for drinks and snacks (which was a really nice treat as there are zero cafes on my island).  Caught the last ferry back and had dinner at a local restaurant.  Love me some 깐풍기~

What a lovely day!

Roughly 1.5 ~ 2 hours on average!  From school to port, sail the merry seas, then mainland port to actual city!
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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« Reply #2312 on: October 19, 2017, 03:01:17 PM »
Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~

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« Reply #2313 on: October 19, 2017, 03:10:30 PM »
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~
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« Reply #2314 on: October 19, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~


That's what I mean.  I've seen them called "Korean language institutes" that are a part of the university, to my understanding.  Pretty certain we speak of the same thing  :smiley:; I don't intend to go to a hagwon or anything like that. 

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2315 on: October 19, 2017, 03:14:03 PM »
That does sound like a treat. How difficult is it to get off the island, I mean, how long is it to the nearest larger city or town?


Yesterday was great.  After the kids took their exams, most of the teachers and I took off after lunch to a nearby city to see an art exhibition.  The principal was even in tow (was a fine art major!).  Bunch of ink works, mainly, pretty neat. 

Then we hit up a coffee shop for drinks and snacks (which was a really nice treat as there are zero cafes on my island).  Caught the last ferry back and had dinner at a local restaurant.  Love me some 깐풍기~

What a lovely day!

Roughly 1.5 ~ 2 hours on average!  From school to port, sail the merry seas, then mainland port to actual city!

I find my most isolated schools are by far the most laid back. Does this hold true for your island?
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« Reply #2316 on: October 19, 2017, 03:14:30 PM »
Ah ok. Gotcha.
btw. I bought the tickets. Thanks for the encouragement.  ;D ;D
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~


That's what I mean.  I've seen them called "Korean language institutes" that are a part of the university, to my understanding.  Pretty certain we speak of the same thing  :smiley:; I don't intend to go to a hagwon or anything like that.
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« Reply #2317 on: October 19, 2017, 03:15:25 PM »
Ah ok. Gotcha.
btw. I bought the tickets. Thanks for the encouragement.  ;D ;D
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~


That's what I mean.  I've seen them called "Korean language institutes" that are a part of the university, to my understanding.  Pretty certain we speak of the same thing  :smiley:; I don't intend to go to a hagwon or anything like that.


Ugh, so jealous!!  Do let us know how it goes!!

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« Reply #2318 on: October 19, 2017, 03:21:58 PM »
Totally will
Ah ok. Gotcha.
btw. I bought the tickets. Thanks for the encouragement.  ;D ;D
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~


That's what I mean.  I've seen them called "Korean language institutes" that are a part of the university, to my understanding.  Pretty certain we speak of the same thing  :smiley:; I don't intend to go to a hagwon or anything like that.


Ugh, so jealous!!  Do let us know how it goes!!
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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« Reply #2319 on: October 20, 2017, 07:33:47 AM »
Totally will
Ah ok. Gotcha.
btw. I bought the tickets. Thanks for the encouragement.  ;D ;D
Why an institute and not one of the university programs?

Yikes! I definitely couldn't do that.

Yeah, it's certainly not for everyone, haha!  Switching gears now though.  Gonna have a nice long break back home once I finish up my contract then hopefully head back over to study Korean at one of the language institutes.  Try out that city life for fun; I imagine it'll be quite the fun culture shock after having lived so isolated for so long!  :laugh:  But I'm ready for a new experience~


That's what I mean.  I've seen them called "Korean language institutes" that are a part of the university, to my understanding.  Pretty certain we speak of the same thing  :smiley:; I don't intend to go to a hagwon or anything like that.


Ugh, so jealous!!  Do let us know how it goes!!
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