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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7120 on: October 18, 2017, 08:08:01 AM »
Not sure why there is so much confusion regarding snacks and beverages.

If your school or school district allows them, it's a nonissue, is it not?

However, since most Korean schools don't have an established written policy regarding snacks and beverages in the classroom, it wouldn't be a bad idea to find out what the principal, vice principal, head teacher, etc. expect from you to be able to avoid the situation that the OP of this issue found himself in during his open-class...

or not ;)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7121 on: October 18, 2017, 08:24:40 AM »
Not sure why there is so much confusion regarding snacks and beverages.

If your school or school district allows them, it's a nonissue, is it not?

However, since most Korean schools don't have an established written policy regarding snacks and beverages in the classroom, it wouldn't be a bad idea to find out what the principal, vice principal, head teacher, etc. expect from you to be able to avoid the situation that the OP of this issue found himself in during his open-class...

or not ;)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7122 on: October 18, 2017, 11:38:17 AM »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7123 on: October 18, 2017, 11:56:59 AM »
Just found out that next week we are having open class for other native teachers, and I really would rather not.  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7124 on: October 18, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »
Directing a "Wizard of Oz" musical.

Student playing the Tin Man: I wish I had a heart. I don't feel feelings. *delivered fairty flat and monotone like I directed*

 :-* Wait! Can you say it with more .................. emotion?

 :police: *That's literally the opposite of the Tin Man FACEPALM*

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7125 on: October 18, 2017, 01:01:08 PM »
Today for lunch they gave us a big bowl of pasta, rice with anchovies and seaweed squished into a ball, and dduk covered in that spicy sauce. I need more variety than that.  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7126 on: October 18, 2017, 01:29:15 PM »
we had samgyetang juk (ginseng chicken porridge/aka my favorite korean lunch soup)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7127 on: October 18, 2017, 03:20:38 PM »
Met a new person today and she held on to my hand for an uncomfortably long period of time.  Like well after introductions and some brief small talk.  Didn't drop my hand until departing.    :undecided:   :-[

I just kept smiling awkwardly. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7128 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:52 PM »
Today for lunch they gave us a big bowl of pasta, rice with anchovies and seaweed squished into a ball, and dduk covered in that spicy sauce. I need more variety than that.  :cry:

I made the right decision in opting out of lunch (except at my once a week country school). School lunches are gross pretty much everywhere in the world.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7129 on: October 19, 2017, 07:43:50 AM »
Actually my school lunches are pretty gourmet. No kidding. I don't eat them anymore because teachers get unlimited servings and I gained a ton of weight from it...lol

Example:
Bimbimbap self bar buffet. Make your own bibimbap with more than a dozen different fresh ingredients.
Fried chicken day with freshly made (not frozen) french fries, salad (the dressing options are still gross though), macaroni salad
Spaghetti and meat ball day
Sweet and Sour pork
etc.
Today for lunch they gave us a big bowl of pasta, rice with anchovies and seaweed squished into a ball, and dduk covered in that spicy sauce. I need more variety than that.  :cry:

I made the right decision in opting out of lunch (except at my once a week country school). School lunches are gross pretty much everywhere in the world.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7130 on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:19 AM »
My lunches at my new main school are a level above my former main school (now travel). That and they give me a lot more of the good stuff, less of the fillers. Their ingredients seem to be of a higher quality as well, ie. the meat seems to have a lot less cartilage and fat on it.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7131 on: October 19, 2017, 08:50:33 AM »
 :-* CO2, we need to go through 4 pages fast today to catch up.

 :police: Agreed.

 :-* Proceeds to waste inordinate amounts of time in class on frivolities.

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« Reply #7132 on: October 19, 2017, 11:44:06 AM »
My biggest gripe with lunches here is when they use too much sauce / ketchup / sugar poison.

Today we had delicious eggs, and they covered it with a big dollop of ketchup. Gross.

Or like when they'll give you fish that MIGHT be delicious, but it's covered in fried batter and sticky sugar poison sauce.

Or chicken with sauce. Sauce is gross. Ew.

If they had more seafood and vegetables and stuff that wasn't either fried meat or glucose trash, I'd feel better.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7133 on: October 19, 2017, 12:03:43 PM »
My biggest gripe with lunches here is when they use too much sauce / ketchup / sugar poison.

Today we had delicious eggs, and they covered it with a big dollop of ketchup. Gross.

Or like when they'll give you fish that MIGHT be delicious, but it's covered in fried batter and sticky sugar poison sauce.

Or chicken with sauce. Sauce is gross. Ew.

If they had more seafood and vegetables and stuff that wasn't either fried meat or glucose trash, I'd feel better.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7134 on: October 19, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
lately our most "special" meal has a boiled sweet potato that everyone peeled and ate like a banana. i said no thanks!

I... don't get it. Who doesn't like sweet potatoes? They're literally one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they taste awesome.
But... but... they're sweet! Doesn't that make them poisonous filth????  :wink:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7135 on: October 19, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
lately our most "special" meal has a boiled sweet potato that everyone peeled and ate like a banana. i said no thanks!

I... don't get it. Who doesn't like sweet potatoes? They're literally one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they taste awesome.
You always seem shocked and confused when someone has an opinion or experience that differs from you.

Personally I find starchy vegetables grown in Korean to have this weird consistency. Potatoes especially. Like chalk. A horticulturalist at a uni i used to work at explained it that the soil here has been fertilized in a certain way for so many thousands of years to grow primarily rice and so certain root veges have a certain taste or texture that may not suit everyone. I dont know if that's true. I was dubious at that time. But what do i know.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7136 on: October 19, 2017, 01:56:48 PM »
lately our most "special" meal has a boiled sweet potato that everyone peeled and ate like a banana. i said no thanks!

I... don't get it. Who doesn't like sweet potatoes? They're literally one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they taste awesome.


To be fair, I prefer the orange sweet potatoes from back home.  I find the sweet potatoes here to be a bit dry, comparatively, and not as sweet. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7137 on: October 19, 2017, 01:57:38 PM »
lately our most "special" meal has a boiled sweet potato that everyone peeled and ate like a banana. i said no thanks!

I... don't get it. Who doesn't like sweet potatoes? They're literally one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they taste awesome.

Kumara (sweet potato) is disgusting to me. Whenever I taste it, it makes me want to barf. D:
I like sweet foods too!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7138 on: October 19, 2017, 01:59:45 PM »
  I find the sweet potatoes here to be a bit dry,
Yes. Try to make a decent mash with them and it can be a bit a challenge to get nice consistency.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7139 on: October 19, 2017, 02:00:26 PM »
I used to like sweet potatoes, until they became a staple of everything here.