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Offline yirgacheffe

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2900 on: February 28, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
because all my neighbors are my students... they know when i am home

Ah... :sad: In that case, I'm sorry.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2901 on: February 28, 2017, 02:33:52 PM »
Too lazy to look for the happy thread haha

TODAY IS MY LAST DAY !!! I'll probably stick around Korea until May but NO MORE NET LIFE !!!

Congrats! What's your plan after may?

I have to say I'd love to quit my job for a few months and just travel around but I don't wanna start at the bottom again. I feel that I've got a good couple schools so I'd be sacrificing  a good gig for what would basically just be a long vacation where I spend all my money.  :cry:

Comeplety unrelated but I think it's a crime that no one's snatched up that kakao muzi doll that someone is selling in the buy/sell section. I mean where else could you even find a thing like that in Korea??!!  :P

Grad school in the fall! :D I'll be pursuing a masters in linguistics. I'm feeling a bit rusty but I've been reading my old textbooks and trying to look at recent publications so... I hope I do okay. :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2902 on: March 01, 2017, 04:15:40 PM »
Grad school in the fall! :D I'll be pursuing a masters in linguistics. I'm feeling a bit rusty but I've been reading my old textbooks and trying to look at recent publications so... I hope I do okay. :laugh:
Hey, best of luck! If all goes well, I will be starting grad school this May (MA in Tesol) here in Daegu. Hopefully I can juggle this with my 3 new schools, Bball league, and a wedding!  :huh: :cry:

Oh, and of course all of my pointless Waygook posting.  :azn:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2903 on: March 02, 2017, 06:30:21 AM »
Endured a 13 hour flight filled with a near nonstop wailing baby 2 rows away.



Then got to port and en route got a text alert informing me that all ferries are canceled today. Whoops. Naught to do but try again tomorrow...

On the bright side, Westworld was on the plane's entertainment selection so I tried it out and got hooked from episode one. And I don't mind bumming around on the mainland today though Idk how my school will feel. Prob woulda been wiser to return a day sooner but one can't predict the weather months in advance.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2904 on: March 02, 2017, 02:46:28 PM »
there were a few korean families living in my hometown where i grew up. most of the korean kids from my school days are still in the U.S. while one girl came back to Korea permanently after she graduated university. a brother and sister pair that i knew, however, both studied japanese in college and have since immigrated to japan. whenever i see them on facebook, i always kind of wonder why they chose japan instead of their birth place. i mean, obviously the answer is they were just into japan more than korea but i still think it's an interesting situation. born in korea, raised in the USA, and now they've adopted japan as their home. looking through all their pictures and status updates it looks like they dont even bother to take the ferry over here for a visit.

this also reminds me of this guy i knew who really didnt realize that koreans live in america outside of koreatowns. like, there are actual families that integrate into the communities for the rest of their lives. he thought koreans just went to america to live around each other or to go to school there and come back. nope!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2905 on: March 03, 2017, 09:19:47 AM »
Over-planned for summer camp, now all that's left is tweaking it so that it runs as smoothly (and saves me as much trouble) as possible.

Maybe this year I can fully dedicate myself to actually trying to learn more Korean. Tired of depending mostly on context clues and random vocabulary to get me by.

I should have brought my dumbbells to class today.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2906 on: March 03, 2017, 09:21:26 AM »
Just a friendly reminder that this video exists and that it's totally appropriate for introductory classes:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2907 on: March 03, 2017, 09:27:03 AM »
Just a friendly reminder that this video exists and that it's totally appropriate for introductory classes:


Don't forget the updated version with the same kids but grown up.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2908 on: March 03, 2017, 10:37:21 AM »
Is it acceptable to reuse lesson plans from the previous year or will my colleagues/school start thinking I'm lazy/will recycling reflect badly on me?
Because honestly I'm teaching the exact same periods for every year group as last year and adjusting old plans and materials (improving where required) will make my year so chill....

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2909 on: March 03, 2017, 10:42:35 AM »
Is it acceptable to reuse lesson plans from the previous year or will my colleagues/school start thinking I'm lazy/will recycling reflect badly on me?
Because honestly I'm teaching the exact same periods for every year group as last year and adjusting old plans and materials (improving where required) will make my year so chill....

It is fine.  That is why staying more than a year can have its benefits.  Work like crazy the first year lesson planning and then if you are lucky, and there are no textbook changes, you can reuse with some tweeks. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2910 on: March 03, 2017, 10:58:31 AM »
Is it acceptable to reuse lesson plans from the previous year or will my colleagues/school start thinking I'm lazy/will recycling reflect badly on me?
Because honestly I'm teaching the exact same periods for every year group as last year and adjusting old plans and materials (improving where required) will make my year so chill....

It is fine.  That is why staying more than a year can have its benefits.  Work like crazy the first year lesson planning and then if you are lucky, and there are no textbook changes, you can reuse with some tweeks.

That's what I'm doing! And it's great because on some lesson plans I was a bit rushed due to time constraints so now I can make improvements and refine without feeling so harried.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2911 on: March 03, 2017, 11:32:15 AM »
Is it acceptable to reuse lesson plans from the previous year or will my colleagues/school start thinking I'm lazy/will recycling reflect badly on me?
Because honestly I'm teaching the exact same periods for every year group as last year and adjusting old plans and materials (improving where required) will make my year so chill....

It is fine.  That is why staying more than a year can have its benefits.  Work like crazy the first year lesson planning and then if you are lucky, and there are no textbook changes, you can reuse with some tweeks.

That's what I'm doing! And it's great because on some lesson plans I was a bit rushed due to time constraints so now I can make improvements and refine without feeling so harried.

Sweet. It's actually gonna be my 4th year here but after my 1st year we changed all the textbooks and last year I moved schools, thought I had all my lesson plans stored on an external harddrive, and discovered that my hard drive corrupted -_-

I'm planning on spending my excess free desk time studying Korean at least hahaha

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2912 on: March 03, 2017, 12:11:10 PM »
Right on.  I'm hoping to actually put some time toward studying Korean as well, though we'll see how well my motivation goes, hahah.

Have one new coT at a travel school I haven't met yet. All I know is that he's male, which is new in itself since my coTs up to present have all been female. Long as he's not a doucher, I'm happy. Though I do hope things don't change much and I can just do as I've done before.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2913 on: March 03, 2017, 12:25:01 PM »
Someone is clipping their nails at their desk.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2914 on: March 03, 2017, 12:36:35 PM »
Starting school. Feeling lethargic. Must still be suffering from jet lag.....

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2915 on: March 03, 2017, 12:44:52 PM »
Someone is clipping their nails at their desk.  :sad:
That's mad disrespectful.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2916 on: March 03, 2017, 01:00:12 PM »
Someone is clipping their nails at their desk.  :sad:
That's mad disrespectful.


I hope you mean fingernails and not toenails... one is only vaguely better than the other.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2917 on: March 03, 2017, 01:17:18 PM »
I've noticed a drop in silly questions this year...no "Can you use chopsticks? or "Do you know kimchi?"


Instead they ask "Do you usually eat Korean food?" or  'Do you like spicy food?"


Is it just me?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2918 on: March 03, 2017, 01:21:14 PM »
They never really ask me these questions, but at the beginning of the school year I'll normally get compliments on my chopstick mastery.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2919 on: March 03, 2017, 02:33:48 PM »
Attending one of the few 회식 I attend in order to keep up appearances after work. It's seafood, which I have a particularly strong hate-boner for, but whatever. Apparently my new main co-T can drink (and does) so I can quietly chug enough to forget about the sea-abortion on the plate in front of me. I've not been the youngest for a couple of years now and seemed to have earned some kudos by hanging around at the same school. All-in-all the atmosphere this year definitely trumps my previous rounds so I'm cautiously optimistic.