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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3460 on: December 23, 2016, 03:13:05 PM »
Sometimes my mind is blown by how stupid the students can be. I just caught a student smoking in class. How can you be that dumb? I may be the foreign teacher and can't really do anything, but I sure as hell can go get another teacher.

Their homeroom teacher then came and proceeded to yell at him and he yelled back at her and gave her such attitude it was unbelievable. She then had to go get someone else from the discipline office to get him out of class.


Middle or High? That's so dumb  :laugh:

The discipline office sounds good, wish i had one of those.



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« Reply #3461 on: December 23, 2016, 03:18:45 PM »
Sometimes my mind is blown by how stupid the students can be. I just caught a student smoking in class. How can you be that dumb? I may be the foreign teacher and can't really do anything, but I sure as hell can go get another teacher.

Their homeroom teacher then came and proceeded to yell at him and he yelled back at her and gave her such attitude it was unbelievable. She then had to go get someone else from the discipline office to get him out of class.


Middle or High? That's so dumb  :laugh:

The discipline office sounds good, wish i had one of those.
High school. This is one of those students whose basically only redeeming quality is that he almost always skips my class.

And its good in theory, but nothing ever really happens. The same students always get in trouble for usually the same things but it never stops them.

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« Reply #3462 on: December 23, 2016, 03:31:11 PM »
Man I am about ready to give up on this hospital business.

I finally got my MRI yesterday, nothing was amiss. After discussing the results with me the neurologist just went on again like "hmmmmm I don't know" and then told me I should go to a university hospital.

It's really hard to focus when you constantly feel like your head is spinning and like you're going to vomit. But I don't have that much work to do anymore, and the semester is almost over. Even if I feel sick I can just lump around or take a nap without worrying. But they told me this all needs to get done within a week. So....?????

Have you gone to see a dentist? I spent a year in agony going from doctor to doctor, to specialist to specialist and getting scan after scan done. Each referral took me closer and closer to Seoul and to bigger and bigger hospitals. The university hospital I went to put me on epilepsy medicine with the diagnosis being possible TM Neuralgia because nothing else came close to matching. That medicine was something else and then some. I decided I wanted my mommy before I stabbed myself in the head to stop the pain and flew home. Went to the dentist while I was there and found out I needed a root canal and had 7 additional holes.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3463 on: December 23, 2016, 03:35:31 PM »

Apparently to go to the university hospital I first need to physically go to make a reservation, then physically go back to the other hospital to get the reference letter, and then finally go back to the university hospital again. And all of this apparently needs to be done within a week? With the exception of today I have literally been to the hospital every single day this week.


Moonbrie where are you located? Feel free to PM me if you want. I went to a uni hospital in Seoul recently and did not have to make an appointment in person. That just sounds ridiculous. Hope you can get this sorted soon.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3464 on: December 23, 2016, 03:37:39 PM »

Apparently to go to the university hospital I first need to physically go to make a reservation, then physically go back to the other hospital to get the reference letter, and then finally go back to the university hospital again. And all of this apparently needs to be done within a week? With the exception of today I have literally been to the hospital every single day this week.


Moonbrie where are you located? Feel free to PM me if you want. I went to a uni hospital in Seoul recently and did not have to make an appointment in person. That just sounds ridiculous. Hope you can get this sorted soon.

Ah, just saw you're in Busan. Call some of the University Hospitals International Clinics and see what they say. I've found them to be surprisingly helpful.

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« Reply #3465 on: December 23, 2016, 07:35:04 PM »
The accepted dresscode or norm seems to vary heavily from school to school. My previous schools, most everyone dressed casually, men and women, regardless of age. Some might dress it up on certain days, but this was inconsistent and never followed a pattern. They just did it because they felt like doing it sometimes.

At my current school, they dress casual to business casual based on personal comfort. Either is treated as acceptable and only three men consistently dress more formally (the P, VP and an older male teacher). The only thing they require is that you're clean and your clothes are well-kept, that's it.

Personally, I don't see the point in dressing formally as a teacher. I understand dressing up for formal events and meetings, but, generally speaking, the schools I've interacted with prefer a more relaxed working atmosphere. I have friends who work for schools that mandate business casual/formal attire, though, but most of those are for private institutes that are trying to maintain a certain image for well-to-do parents.

Don't take this as pretentious or shallow, but I've always believed that the motivation to dress smart and look good should be intrinsic rather than an obligation or burden. You should enjoy looking good and slowly learn the arts of style and grooming. Every morning, it's fun playing with colours, patterns and textures, deciding what to put together and discovering what works, what's bland and what's a bit too bold. I don't care if the other teachers are going to wear wife beaters and crocs, I'll always dress smart, it's just part of my character.

Furthermore, learning how to dress (more so for dressing smartly) takes practice. If you're only going to get the practice on special occasions, you'll pretty much come off as awkward, uncomfortable and unconfident when you dress up to appear the exact opposite.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3466 on: December 24, 2016, 12:28:59 PM »
The party's over  :sad:

My wonderfully quiet neighbours have moved out and the noisiest people I've ever heard in my life have moved in.  Yay.

They're your textbook shout-talkers.  In the same room as one another, a foot apart but still talking like they're in a nightclub or something.  If something can be dropped on or scraped along the floor, it will be.  If something can be slammed shut, it will be.

Shout and bang around until 3am for the past three nights in a row?  Yep!

Merry Christmas  :cry: :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3467 on: December 24, 2016, 01:42:05 PM »
I'm sorry about that. I remember my days of shout-talk neighbours.

I picked my new place based on size and floor. No one is above me and there is only one other apartment on the floor.

I'm a vindictive person, so I did what one would expect. A lot of tit-for-tat. Hopefully things improve.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3468 on: December 24, 2016, 02:12:13 PM »
The accepted dresscode or norm seems to vary heavily from school to school. My previous schools, most everyone dressed casually, men and women, regardless of age. Some might dress it up on certain days, but this was inconsistent and never followed a pattern. They just did it because they felt like doing it sometimes.

At my current school, they dress casual to business casual based on personal comfort. Either is treated as acceptable and only three men consistently dress more formally (the P, VP and an older male teacher). The only thing they require is that you're clean and your clothes are well-kept, that's it.

Personally, I don't see the point in dressing formally as a teacher. I understand dressing up for formal events and meetings, but, generally speaking, the schools I've interacted with prefer a more relaxed working atmosphere. I have friends who work for schools that mandate business casual/formal attire, though, but most of those are for private institutes that are trying to maintain a certain image for well-to-do parents.

Don't take this as pretentious or shallow, but I've always believed that the motivation to dress smart and look good should be intrinsic rather than an obligation or burden. You should enjoy looking good and slowly learn the arts of style and grooming. Every morning, it's fun playing with colours, patterns and textures, deciding what to put together and discovering what works, what's bland and what's a bit too bold. I don't care if the other teachers are going to wear wife beaters and crocs, I'll always dress smart, it's just part of my character.

Furthermore, learning how to dress (more so for dressing smartly) takes practice. If you're only going to get the practice on special occasions, you'll pretty much come off as awkward, uncomfortable and unconfident when you dress up to appear the exact opposite.

I was reading this and thinking "this sounds like Aristocrat...." Yuuuuuuuup.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3469 on: December 24, 2016, 04:11:51 PM »
The accepted dresscode or norm seems to vary heavily from school to school. My previous schools, most everyone dressed casually, men and women, regardless of age. Some might dress it up on certain days, but this was inconsistent and never followed a pattern. They just did it because they felt like doing it sometimes.

At my current school, they dress casual to business casual based on personal comfort. Either is treated as acceptable and only three men consistently dress more formally (the P, VP and an older male teacher). The only thing they require is that you're clean and your clothes are well-kept, that's it.

Personally, I don't see the point in dressing formally as a teacher. I understand dressing up for formal events and meetings, but, generally speaking, the schools I've interacted with prefer a more relaxed working atmosphere. I have friends who work for schools that mandate business casual/formal attire, though, but most of those are for private institutes that are trying to maintain a certain image for well-to-do parents.

Don't take this as pretentious or shallow, but I've always believed that the motivation to dress smart and look good should be intrinsic rather than an obligation or burden. You should enjoy looking good and slowly learn the arts of style and grooming. Every morning, it's fun playing with colours, patterns and textures, deciding what to put together and discovering what works, what's bland and what's a bit too bold. I don't care if the other teachers are going to wear wife beaters and crocs, I'll always dress smart, it's just part of my character.

Furthermore, learning how to dress (more so for dressing smartly) takes practice. If you're only going to get the practice on special occasions, you'll pretty much come off as awkward, uncomfortable and unconfident when you dress up to appear the exact opposite.

I was reading this and thinking "this sounds like Aristocrat...." Yuuuuuuuup.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3470 on: December 26, 2016, 07:44:33 AM »
I usually use a healthy cereal, like toasted muesli, however, I haven't been able to find it here, so I get the blueberry special K :P

I usually buy my muesli from a local store here, but I am positive I've seen it being sold in the cereal aisles in either Emart or Homeplus (could have been both, but definitely one of them).

Some bakeries will also have it, but not most -- this much seems really random, honestly.

Otherwise, there's always coupang or gmarket. xD

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3471 on: December 26, 2016, 07:49:42 AM »
They haven't replaced my computer yet at today's school. Old computers are still just sitting out in the hall. Boo

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« Reply #3472 on: December 26, 2016, 07:50:57 AM »
Man I am about ready to give up on this hospital business.

I finally got my MRI yesterday, nothing was amiss. After discussing the results with me the neurologist just went on again like "hmmmmm I don't know" and then told me I should go to a university hospital.

It's really hard to focus when you constantly feel like your head is spinning and like you're going to vomit. But I don't have that much work to do anymore, and the semester is almost over. Even if I feel sick I can just lump around or take a nap without worrying. But they told me this all needs to get done within a week. So....?????

Have you gone to see a dentist? I spent a year in agony going from doctor to doctor, to specialist to specialist and getting scan after scan done. Each referral took me closer and closer to Seoul and to bigger and bigger hospitals. The university hospital I went to put me on epilepsy medicine with the diagnosis being possible TM Neuralgia because nothing else came close to matching. That medicine was something else and then some. I decided I wanted my mommy before I stabbed myself in the head to stop the pain and flew home. Went to the dentist while I was there and found out I needed a root canal and had 7 additional holes.

Hmm that's possible. I'm a little worried about going to the dentist in Korea bc I've heard some horror stories about unanesthetized surgeries, but I'm due for a cleaning and it's cheaper than back home...

@kimchimandu - thanks, I'll try calling them

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3473 on: December 26, 2016, 08:02:43 AM »
Don't take this as pretentious or shallow, but I've always believed that the motivation to dress smart and look good should be intrinsic rather than an obligation or burden. You should enjoy looking good and slowly learn the arts of style and grooming. Every morning, it's fun playing with colours, patterns and textures, deciding what to put together and discovering what works, what's bland and what's a bit too bold. I don't care if the other teachers are going to wear wife beaters and crocs, I'll always dress smart, it's just part of my character.

Furthermore, learning how to dress (more so for dressing smartly) takes practice. If you're only going to get the practice on special occasions, you'll pretty much come off as awkward, uncomfortable and unconfident when you dress up to appear the exact opposite.

No, I get it for people who want to do it out of pure enjoyment of the fact.

But I've never liked playing dress up. xD I have about three outfits I use for special occasions. It took me forever to find them and get them adjusted the way I like them so that I can just slap them on in five minutes and be comfortable while still looking good. They're simple but classy, and they were calculated to give me the least amount of trouble for those few days out of the year where I need to don the cape and cowl.

I figure I have a good five years before I have to replace them. I'd throw a full-on baby rage if I found out I had to start all over before that.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3474 on: December 26, 2016, 08:06:55 AM »
Man I am about ready to give up on this hospital business.

I finally got my MRI yesterday, nothing was amiss. After discussing the results with me the neurologist just went on again like "hmmmmm I don't know" and then told me I should go to a university hospital.

It's really hard to focus when you constantly feel like your head is spinning and like you're going to vomit. But I don't have that much work to do anymore, and the semester is almost over. Even if I feel sick I can just lump around or take a nap without worrying. But they told me this all needs to get done within a week. So....?????

Have you gone to see a dentist? I spent a year in agony going from doctor to doctor, to specialist to specialist and getting scan after scan done. Each referral took me closer and closer to Seoul and to bigger and bigger hospitals. The university hospital I went to put me on epilepsy medicine with the diagnosis being possible TM Neuralgia because nothing else came close to matching. That medicine was something else and then some. I decided I wanted my mommy before I stabbed myself in the head to stop the pain and flew home. Went to the dentist while I was there and found out I needed a root canal and had 7 additional holes.

Hmm that's possible. I'm a little worried about going to the dentist in Korea bc I've heard some horror stories about unanesthetized surgeries, but I'm due for a cleaning and it's cheaper than back home...

@kimchimandu - thanks, I'll try calling them

It is DEFINITELY not the same quality you'll be used to.  They don't even use floss.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3475 on: December 26, 2016, 08:14:43 AM »
Ok, so I need to take a day to go to the embassy and my school are refusing to give it to me as a business trip and are insisting I have to take a day's paid leave if it is not school related. Is this the norm? I have had Korean CTs take "business trip" for all sorts of reasons, or am I completely off the mark here?
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« Reply #3476 on: December 26, 2016, 08:20:28 AM »
Ok, so I need to take a day to go to the embassy and my school are refusing to give it to me as a business trip and are insisting I have to take a day's paid leave if it is not school related. Is this the norm? I have had Korean CTs take "business trip" for all sorts of reasons, or am I completely off the mark here?

I assume you're going for visa purposes? In that case, it should definitely count as a business trip...

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« Reply #3477 on: December 26, 2016, 08:31:47 AM »
Not for visa purposes, I have to have a teaching certificate certified. :cry:  All that way for a stamp, and have to take off a whole day because I am so far away from Seoul.
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« Reply #3478 on: December 26, 2016, 08:41:25 AM »
Not for visa purposes, I have to have a teaching certificate certified. :cry:  All that way for a stamp, and have to take off a whole day because I am so far away from Seoul.

What if you went the night before and got the first appointment of the day?  Couldn't you catch the last few hours of school then maybe?

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« Reply #3479 on: December 26, 2016, 08:47:29 AM »
That is actually not a bad idea, appointment is at 11am, so I could try and get earlier, will get back at 3pm so at least 2 hours saved. Better than nothing!! ;D
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