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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4840 on: April 11, 2017, 03:04:21 PM »
Melodica hasn't arrived yet.  I'm sure there's probably just a mundane delay but each day it doesn't show up the slightly sadder I get  :sad:

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« Reply #4841 on: April 11, 2017, 03:04:40 PM »
I've never been in a truly well-kept or clean school. The only thing that really varies is "bad" or "worse".

They always use dirty mops to clean the floors, too, so it always smells bad for about an hour right after.

Floors are not supposed to be dirtier after you've mopped them. xD

There are a lot of genuinely well-educated and intelligent people (I know those two don't always correlate, so I italicized 'and' so that people don't get it twisted) working in these schools.

How does nobody get the fact that those mops aren't lifting the dirt anywhere. They're not being dunked in buckets and having fresh water used to clean the floors. They're literally just pushing the dirt around a little bit. And a vacuum cleaner that has zero suction because it's never been cleaned because nobody knows how to open it where it says to open it and shake the filter out once every month or so doesn't have any utility or function when you're turning it on and just pushing it around on the ground because it isn't sucking up dirt oh my god.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY!??!?!?

I have seen only one teacher who bought new mops for her students AND SOAP. She has them using fresh water/soap on her floors everyday. I see them running back and forth to the bathroom to clean their mops after lunch. My other coworkers comment on her being "too clean"  :laugh: :cry:

Other than this one anomaly, it's dirty mops and water tissue under shoes for cleaning the floors.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4842 on: April 11, 2017, 03:09:07 PM »
I've never been in a truly well-kept or clean school. The only thing that really varies is "bad" or "worse".

They always use dirty mops to clean the floors, too, so it always smells bad for about an hour right after.

Floors are not supposed to be dirtier after you've mopped them. xD

There are a lot of genuinely well-educated and intelligent people (I know those two don't always correlate, so I italicized 'and' so that people don't get it twisted) working in these schools.

How does nobody get the fact that those mops aren't lifting the dirt anywhere. They're not being dunked in buckets and having fresh water used to clean the floors. They're literally just pushing the dirt around a little bit. And a vacuum cleaner that has zero suction because it's never been cleaned because nobody knows how to open it where it says to open it and shake the filter out once every month or so doesn't have any utility or function when you're turning it on and just pushing it around on the ground because it isn't sucking up dirt oh my god.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY!??!?!?

I have seen only one teacher who bought new mops for her students AND SOAP. She has them using fresh water/soap on her floors everyday. I see them running back and forth to the bathroom to clean their mops after lunch. My other coworkers comment on her being "too clean"  :laugh: :cry:

Other than this one anomaly, it's dirty mops and water tissue under shoes for cleaning the floors.

At my travel elementary, there has been a mango on the floor of the mens bathroom for so long, that the mould growing on it, has already spread to the walls and floor around it (it's in a corner of the room), the taps are covered in mould; they do have a fresh, new,  liquid soap container that is full too. I have only seen cleaning happen there once, and all they did was pick some paper scraps off the floor. If they own a mop and bucket, I've never seen it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4843 on: April 11, 2017, 03:14:39 PM »
I should have left when my last contract ended. I made a mistake staying.


You have my sympathies. I'm starting to feel this way too.

When I first got here, I loved it. Then slowly I started to see the bad sides of things. This coupled with the judgmental and rude things some Koreans around me would say about foreigners had me pretty much seething about this place for a year. Something about people being unable to admit their own faults made those same faults even more unbearable to me. I'm around much nicer people now and so those feelings have simmered, but instead of feeling invigorated again I just feel done.

I've lost interest in the country, the food, the people, the language, the job... I don't even want to leave my apartment half the time because I'm always so happy to get home! I feel bad because I've met some really nice people this year, but I'm a dud now. I don't even want to go to my favorite places anymore. I have to force myself to be nice to students.

It's disappointing because even when I couldn't stand Korea, I still enjoyed things like traveling around on the KTX or seeing some new sight. Now it's like "been there, done that" even if I haven't actually been there. I'm hoping this is just a phase but it doesn't seem like it.

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« Reply #4844 on: April 11, 2017, 03:21:59 PM »
Yea sevenpm, I feel exactly the same.

I know what you mean about never wanting to leave the apartment.  By the time Friday afternoon rolls around I don't want to do anything or see anyone, I just want to hibernate until Monday morning!

If I had to sum up how I feel these days:  perennially tired  :laugh:

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« Reply #4845 on: April 11, 2017, 03:23:29 PM »
they do have a fresh, new,  liquid soap container that is full too.

Interesting -- I've never seen liquid soap containers (let alone liquid soap) in any of the restrooms in the public schools in Korea where I used to work.

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« Reply #4846 on: April 11, 2017, 03:25:12 PM »
I should have left when my last contract ended. I made a mistake staying.


You have my sympathies. I'm starting to feel this way too.

When I first got here, I loved it. Then slowly I started to see the bad sides of things. This coupled with the judgmental and rude things some Koreans around me would say about foreigners had me pretty much seething about this place for a year. Something about people being unable to admit their own faults made those same faults even more unbearable to me. I'm around much nicer people now and so those feelings have simmered, but instead of feeling invigorated again I just feel done.

I've lost interest in the country, the food, the people, the language, the job... I don't even want to leave my apartment half the time because I'm always so happy to get home! I feel bad because I've met some really nice people this year, but I'm a dud now. I don't even want to go to my favorite places anymore. I have to force myself to be nice to students.

It's disappointing because even when I couldn't stand Korea, I still enjoyed things like traveling around on the KTX or seeing some new sight. Now it's like "been there, done that" even if I haven't actually been there. I'm hoping this is just a phase but it doesn't seem like it.

I feel EXACTLY the same way! Last year was hell on wheels, and this time around I have great schools, great CT's, but it's just not working for me and I am really trying to be positive and active and I just seem to be stuck in flat mode. I am also hoping it is just a phase but I am not sure I am going to make it through the year.
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« Reply #4847 on: April 11, 2017, 03:30:29 PM »
I should have left when my last contract ended. I made a mistake staying.


You have my sympathies. I'm starting to feel this way too.

When I first got here, I loved it. Then slowly I started to see the bad sides of things. This coupled with the judgmental and rude things some Koreans around me would say about foreigners had me pretty much seething about this place for a year. Something about people being unable to admit their own faults made those same faults even more unbearable to me. I'm around much nicer people now and so those feelings have simmered, but instead of feeling invigorated again I just feel done.

I've lost interest in the country, the food, the people, the language, the job... I don't even want to leave my apartment half the time because I'm always so happy to get home! I feel bad because I've met some really nice people this year, but I'm a dud now. I don't even want to go to my favorite places anymore. I have to force myself to be nice to students.

It's disappointing because even when I couldn't stand Korea, I still enjoyed things like traveling around on the KTX or seeing some new sight. Now it's like "been there, done that" even if I haven't actually been there. I'm hoping this is just a phase but it doesn't seem like it.

How long have you been here now?

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« Reply #4848 on: April 11, 2017, 03:36:18 PM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO _________ FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE ___________!!" are the weird ones.

It's totally normal to be tired all the time. I think it has something to do with not being a kid anymore.


I don't know. I feel like the stuff you guys are complaining about is just standard for life, isn't it?

Maybe you're just old, bruh  :wink:

I dunno.  I enjoy chilling at home most the time but I think people are talking about becoming shut-ins and not necessarily enjoying it. 

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« Reply #4849 on: April 11, 2017, 03:38:39 PM »
If I stay at home on the weekend I get super depressed on Sunday night.

Even if I go on an overnight and it feels like time went really fast, the sense of accomplishment for having done something makes it all worthwhile. 

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« Reply #4850 on: April 11, 2017, 03:45:14 PM »
If I stay at home on the weekend I get super depressed on Sunday night.

Even if I go on an overnight and it feels like time went really fast, the sense of accomplishment for having done something makes it all worthwhile. 

Full tilt, MF.

Yeah, I mean I am older, so I haven't gone out doing crazy weekend things for a very long time, But I would at least get my arse out of bed to go and have a picnic, or do my grocery shopping, do fun prep for school games, god anything! Last Saturday I went to Seoul for an appointment, got there, had my hour appointment, got back on a bus went home and climbed into bed. I didn't have lunch anywhere, I didn't walk in a park. It isn't normal, and yes, come Sunday night there is no feeling of actually having lived... I have merely just existed.
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« Reply #4851 on: April 11, 2017, 03:46:35 PM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO _________ FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE ___________!!" are the weird ones.

It's totally normal to be tired all the time. I think it has something to do with not being a kid anymore.


I don't know. I feel like the stuff you guys are complaining about is just standard for life, isn't it?

Maybe you're just old, bruh  :wink:

I dunno.  I enjoy chilling at home most the time but I think people are talking about becoming shut-ins and not necessarily enjoying it.

I think there's two kinds of tired too. One is from living your life and enjoying yourself, however that might be, while the other is from boredom and lack of stimulation. The former doesn't have to be all night craziness, either. Just fulfilling life stuff.

One is healthy, the other, not so much. Of course it's fine to want to go home after work if that's your thing, but to feel like nothing's worth doing so let's just stay home allt he time? I dunno. If it's more than just a phase then it might be time to mix things up a bit.

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« Reply #4852 on: April 11, 2017, 03:49:56 PM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO DOKDO FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE TAKESHIMA!!" are the weird ones.

Weird indeed.  :angel:

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« Reply #4853 on: April 11, 2017, 04:13:35 PM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO ___________ FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE _____________!!" are the weird ones.
Weird indeed.  :angel:
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I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TORNADO CHASING FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE FLYING MONKEYS!!" are the weird ones.

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« Reply #4854 on: April 11, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO _________ FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE ___________!!" are the weird ones.

It's totally normal to be tired all the time. I think it has something to do with not being a kid anymore.


I don't know. I feel like the stuff you guys are complaining about is just standard for life, isn't it?

Maybe you're just old, bruh  :wink:

I dunno.  I enjoy chilling at home most the time but I think people are talking about becoming shut-ins and not necessarily enjoying it.

I think there's two kinds of tired too. One is from living your life and enjoying yourself, however that might be, while the other is from boredom and lack of stimulation. The former doesn't have to be all night craziness, either. Just fulfilling life stuff.

One is healthy, the other, not so much. Of course it's fine to want to go home after work if that's your thing, but to feel like nothing's worth doing so let's just stay home allt he time? I dunno. If it's more than just a phase then it might be time to mix things up a bit.

I think this is  good way of putting it.

I'm not a crazy party guy or even someone who's got a bucket list of things to do/see, but I still haven't stayed home a single weekend yet. Mostly, I just want to spend my weekends with my friends doing trivial shit. Drink at a slow bar? Down. Grab dinner? Yes. Go on a hike or a picnic? Oh my god yes.

I'll eat the 2.5 hours of travel it takes to get to Busan just to see everyone.

Weekdays are somewhat torturous because I feel the latter kind of tired more or less. I'm just killing time until the weekend, which is mentally and spiritually draining, even with all the things I do (like kickboxing in 20 minutes).

It makes focusing on work exceptionally hard.

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« Reply #4855 on: April 11, 2017, 04:48:55 PM »
We are far from shut-ins, but both love being home and spending time with our "little ones".

Some people aren't comfortable in their own skin and always seek to stay in motion.

I don't understand it much, but to each.

If we ever had the misfortune of living in a shoe box, that might change things (I say that, as I stopped over to another foreigner's place once...boy, that would be tough to come home).

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« Reply #4856 on: April 11, 2017, 09:25:43 PM »
Ah, see. I could stay in all day reading or playing games, or whatever if I had someone to do it with. I need the presence of another person but I could be introverted with them all day, because that's fulfilling to me.

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« Reply #4857 on: April 12, 2017, 08:18:03 AM »
they do have a fresh, new,  liquid soap container that is full too.

Interesting -- I've never seen liquid soap containers (let alone liquid soap) in any of the restrooms in the public schools in Korea where I used to work.

TBH it's not like one mounted to the walls or anything. It's one of those little bottles you can buy at the supermarket. But it looks like it was recently bought, as it is really clean (no mould on it) and it's still pretty full. :p

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« Reply #4858 on: April 12, 2017, 08:21:22 AM »
I... feel like it's totally normal to want to stay at home? Isn't it? I always think the people who are like "OH MY GAWDDD I'M GONNA GO TO _________ FOR THE WEEKEND AND SEE ___________!!" are the weird ones.

It's totally normal to be tired all the time. I think it has something to do with not being a kid anymore.


I don't know. I feel like the stuff you guys are complaining about is just standard for life, isn't it?

I tried to be one of those people when I first got to Korea, but I quickly hated doing everything by myself, and have struggled to make, and maintain, friends in Korea (at least ones I can do things with regularly). So I quickly fell back into old habits of staying in and playing games all weekend. :P I usually go out when my friends aren't really busy, which is pretty rare; or if I need to go grocery shopping. :P

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« Reply #4859 on: April 12, 2017, 08:27:27 AM »
I agree with doing at least some sort of action. Doesn't have to be sky diving or pub crawling all weekend every weekend, but at least something to get out. At the same time though, I see nothing wrong and thoroughly enjoy it when I have lazy Saturdays and basically just stay home reading/watching tv all day.

However, after saying all that, I am so tired today. I don't know why, I slept plenty (and usually do) but I am the I-look-slightly-hungover-today tired. I just put my tea bag into my vitamin drink. One of those effervescent vitamin drinks. Urgh.
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