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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5900 on: June 21, 2017, 03:21:54 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.
I easily HAVE over 100 games and I could start namedropping them. They think they're gamers. They merely adopted gaming. I was born into gaming!

Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Hahahahaha, yes! Exactly this!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5901 on: June 21, 2017, 04:33:53 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

lol some of the things here that warrant surprise are amazing -- like when I answer to 선생님 and everyone is like OHHHHHHHHH

omg, I showed a stop motion video in class, and my kids understood it but my teacher just couldn't fathom it.

When kids ask me if I know 'Overwatch' and 'League of Legends'. Their head nearly explodes after I affirm. "Teacher, how do you know?"

You little sh*t, I could easily name over 100 video games on console and PC as I was already gaming for a decade when your forebears spawned your puerile person into this world.
I easily HAVE over 100 games and I could start namedropping them. They think they're gamers. They merely adopted gaming. I was born into gaming!

Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Hahahahaha, yes! Exactly this!

My son is 3 months old. He's already got Minecraft down.

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 I'm so proud.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5902 on: June 22, 2017, 07:30:12 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

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« Reply #5903 on: June 22, 2017, 08:01:52 AM »
Today the bus just didn't show up. Found out one is supposed to come an hour later than the first one usually does. My travel school was amenable to shuffling classes around so I wouldn't have to grab a taxi (cash only where I live and stupidly I only had enough cash for the bus on me) but I'm still annoyed at the bus and how my whole day feels thrown off kilter now.

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« Reply #5904 on: June 22, 2017, 08:15:48 AM »
Is there a BLOCK function on waygook? If not there should be.
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« Reply #5905 on: June 22, 2017, 08:18:41 AM »
There was also a large and unsightly centi/milli/whateverpede in my foyer this morning. Swept up the carcass to toss outside and it started wriggling. Today has not begun well.

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« Reply #5906 on: June 22, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »
Back-to-back speaking tests today. This is my only free period.

I feel like I should mutiny.

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« Reply #5907 on: June 22, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

I'm sure he probably meant to say "I only know games famous in Korea," but good for you! You sure showed him!

You know, if I had realized it at the time, I wouldn't have said it. I'm not in the habit of being an asshole to one of my favorite students for no reason. I misunderstood. Lord.

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« Reply #5908 on: June 22, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
Them kids don't even know Final Fantasy. Shame on them.

Funny story. I was talking to one of my advanced students about games because he was surprised I like them. So I said my favorite is The Legend of Zelda. He didn't know what it was. I asked if he knew Final Fantasy. His response...

"I only know famous Korean games."

My response...

"Oh... Overwatch is Korean? Blizzard is a Korean company? League of Legends was made by a Korean game company, too?"

His "foot in mouth" expression was great  :laugh:

I'm sure he probably meant to say "I only know games famous in Korea," but good for you! You sure showed him!

You know, if I had realized it at the time, I wouldn't have said it. I'm not in the habit of being an asshole to one of my favorite students for no reason. I misunderstood. Lord.


While I think it's a shame that Korea never really got into console gaming (they are missing out, especially on stuff like older Zelda and Final Fantasy titles), I think gamer elitism is kinda lame.  Honestly this is an area where ignorance can be forgiven.

Make it an opportunity to show a short trailer of your favorite game if that's possible. Share that there is more out there than what they know. I've briefly educated a class before on how Link is not called Zelda  :laugh:

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« Reply #5909 on: June 22, 2017, 09:59:59 AM »
I was supposed to give speaking and writing tests today during my first class. I wanted to give them last week so that I would have an adequate amount of time to score them but my co-teacher insisted that I postpone them until this week. She said that they would be busy with other tests so they wouldn't have time to study for mine. Anyway, when I get to my class, the students are not there so I head back to the teachers room. It is a ghost town. After roaming the halls I finally find another teacher who says "didn't we tell you? there is a poetry reciting performance today? the first two classes are cancelled. Also, we would like to invite you to watch and give some comments."
A few minutes later I was standing in front of about 400 students and 20 teachers with a mic in my hand. Luckily today is the last day of classes so there are very few opportunities for further surprises.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5910 on: June 22, 2017, 10:26:14 AM »
Back-to-back speaking tests today. This is my only free period.

I feel like I should mutiny.

Me too, but not back to back. Just speaking tests. The results have been underwhelming, and my expectations were low. Considering everyone was given a transcript of questions to memorize, you'd think it would be okay. Good thing we are just giving everyone an A though.. :wink:

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« Reply #5911 on: June 22, 2017, 11:54:20 AM »
Haven't ranted yet this week, but I have to.

I've adjusted to indoor temperatures generally being warmer than back home.  It doesn't bother me that much. I dress for it and have a fan. BUT it really bothers me when my co-teachers, who are afraid of catching colds from the A/C, opt to open the windows when the air pollution is IN THE RED. I don't get why they don't take these air problems more seriously. You can literally see the dust in the air. I get so sick from prolonged exposure to the pollution, does it not affect Koreans? Do they really get sick from the A/C and not from polluted air? Do they really get sick from the A/C and not because they rarely wash their hands and everyone goes to school/work sick? It just doesn't make sense to me.


I'm getting tired of Korean food again. And I'm tired of Koreans being like "you can find everything you eat in America in Korea easily right?" and they get shocked when I tell them no, we eat more than pizza and hamburgers. No, I can't easily (or affordably) continue my same diet from home here. I'll deal, but I don't know why so many people here are like "we have all the same food as America right?!" I mean, I wouldn't assume that my home has the same food available as any other country so why the hell would Korea be the exception? Another annoying thing is when I actually have to tell an adult human that no, Korea isn't the only country that eats rice.


I can't even bring myself to start planning summer camp.


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« Reply #5912 on: June 22, 2017, 12:06:44 PM »
I'm having an off day today.

Not as in "yay, I have today off!", unfortunately. More like "everything is awful and off-kilter today."

I'm really terrible at coping with days like that these days. I don't know wtf my deal is. I quit drinking over three years ago, and I still don't really know how to cope with sh!tty days without alcohol.  :laugh:

Oh well. Who cares, really, as long as I don't let it affect my job performance.

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« Reply #5913 on: June 22, 2017, 12:30:11 PM »
What an awful day!

Had some dodgy sweet chilli sauce, from Lotte Mart, on my food last night and I get to school, holding back the runs. I have 4 classes back to back, no time for the loo.

Get to the classroom late (8:45) and my CT isn't there. All the windows are shut and the class feels like a damn 찜질방. I open the windows, but it's still punishingly hot.

Students arrive and first class feels like teaching a graveyard (this class is notoriously shy). No students wants to answer questions or participate.

To make things worse, at the behest of the principal, my CT will not turn on the aircon and the mercury has climbed to 33 degrees.

I convince my CT to set up the fans, she does and it helps a bit. I'd planned to play Go Fish, which requires cards and the fans are blowing the cards off the student's desks.

My CT runs to turn off all the fans. I tell her that it's going to get really hot and that she can just tilt the fans to face upwards, thus maintaining circulation without blowing the cards off the student's desks.

She doesn't understand and I go to show her how to tilt the fan... She panics and runs up to me saying "No! No! I'll do it."
Offended and not in the best of moods, I tell her that I'm a 30yr old man, who has graduated from University, with an honours degree. I know how to operate a simple fan without breaking it.

The fan idea works, but for whatever reason, perhaps spite, she decides to turn the damn things off while we're playing.

I finish teaching my last class of the day and tell my CT that I'm going home as I'm feeling poorly.
She takes her sweet ass time printing out the form to sign, but eventually I finished it and out the door.


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« Reply #5914 on: June 22, 2017, 12:32:52 PM »

I'm getting tired of Korean food again. And I'm tired of Koreans being like "you can find everything you eat in America in Korea easily right?" and they get shocked when I tell them no, we eat more than pizza and hamburgers. No, I can't easily (or affordably) continue my same diet from home here. I'll deal, but I don't know why so many people here are like "we have all the same food as America right?!" I mean, I wouldn't assume that my home has the same food available as any other country so why the hell would Korea be the exception? Another annoying thing is when I actually have to tell an adult human that no, Korea isn't the only country that eats rice.


Omg this though. I am starting to run out of ideas of what food to eat here. I'm also a vegetarian which makes it even more difficult. I miss home cooked food soooo much but all the ingredients here are so darn expensive. Same with the fruit. At home I'm used to having fresh fruit all the time. Here though they either don't have the fruit or it's way too expensive. When I do actually find western food around here it's not purely western but instead it's the Korean's take on it. Which is totally ok. This is their country, they can do what they want. I'm just frustated with going out for burgers or pizza and having allergic reactions because they cook their food differently. On this note, does anyone know if Korea cooks their western food in peanut oil? Like Pizza Hut and Loving Hut? I am mildly allergic to peanuts but I seem to be reacting to some other strange ingredient here.

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« Reply #5915 on: June 22, 2017, 12:43:59 PM »
Ahh What?What? I see you are very good with chopsticks, but we must show you proper way to hold them.

Ahh no thanks I'm good, I can get the food in my mouth quite well thank you. (I mean I really can).

But What?What? is ignored and has hands grab hands and chopsticks, interrupting her meal, and completely destroying any will she has left of ever eat school lunch again.

Seriously folks, should I stop you from eating your soup and show you the correct ****** way to hold a spoon. No. Why? Well it's not the way I would hold a spoon, but that doesn't seem to impede your ability to get the soup in your mouth so I leave that shit alone goddamnit.... and I have had countless of you show me the "correct" way to hold chopsticks and you do not all hold chopsticks the same way...



AND I want the damn AC on AND also I am so tired of this waygook.org temporarily unavailable bullshit


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« Reply #5916 on: June 22, 2017, 01:39:41 PM »
Wow!  Bill Cosby.  Something is seriously wrong with this world when something like this happens.

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“When you’re a star, they let you do it.” Trump’s infamous brag about how he treats women was the first thing that came to mind when I heard that the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby had ended in a mistrial. The second thought I had was: they will never believe us.

To date, nearly 60 women have accused the former television star of sexual assault. Imagine what 60 women gathered in a room look like. That’s dozens of women, enough to fill several classrooms or form a few sports teams. But it seems there is no number of women telling their stories – not one, not 10, not dozens – that will convince Americans that rape and assault happen with impunity in this country.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/21/bill-cosbys-mistrial-powerful-men-still-away

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5917 on: June 22, 2017, 02:00:52 PM »
My CT runs to turn off all the fans. I tell her that it's going to get really hot and that she can just tilt the fans to face upwards, thus maintaining circulation without blowing the cards off the student's desks.

She doesn't understand and I go to show her how to tilt the fan... She panics and runs up to me saying "No! No! I'll do it."
Offended and not in the best of moods, I tell her that I'm a 30yr old man, who has graduated from University, with an honours degree. I know how to operate a simple fan without breaking it.


Ugggggggghhhhhhhhhh, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the infantilisation of the foreign teacher amazes me.

"Wow, you took the subway to Yeoju? Isn't that difficult?" NO

"Wow, you went to Noraebang? How?" IT'S EASY.

"Wow, insert X here." YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN HERE OVER 4 YEARS.

Imagine a Korean was in Toronto for 4 years?

"Oh, wow! You made it down to Niagara Falls all by yourself? How on Earth did you manage that? You know how to do that?"

People would call me the most condescending prick in the world.

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« Reply #5918 on: June 22, 2017, 02:11:01 PM »
Did you ever notice that the media in Korea can report opinions or numbers but never the two together?

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170622000709

This is a story about income in Korea.

It notes that men out earn women 1.7:1, but doesn't discuss why.

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« Reply #5919 on: June 22, 2017, 02:34:07 PM »
My CT runs to turn off all the fans. I tell her that it's going to get really hot and that she can just tilt the fans to face upwards, thus maintaining circulation without blowing the cards off the student's desks.

She doesn't understand and I go to show her how to tilt the fan... She panics and runs up to me saying "No! No! I'll do it."
Offended and not in the best of moods, I tell her that I'm a 30yr old man, who has graduated from University, with an honours degree. I know how to operate a simple fan without breaking it.



Ugggggggghhhhhhhhhh, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the infantilisation of the foreign teacher amazes me.

"Wow, you took the subway to Yeoju? Isn't that difficult?" NO

"Wow, you went to Noraebang? How?" IT'S EASY.

"Wow, insert X here." YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN HERE OVER 4 YEARS.

Imagine a Korean was in Toronto for 4 years?

"Oh, wow! You made it down to Niagara Falls all by yourself? How on Earth did you manage that? You know how to do that?"

People would call me the most condescending prick in the world.

I honestly cannot take it anymore. I was asking myself today what it is that puts me in these foul moods so suddenly, and it is this ridiculous condescension. I am not an imbecile. I think coming from a background where I was considered an expert in my field to being treated like I have a severe intellectual disability has now just gotten old and annoying. It was quite nice at first,  not having to think for 20 other people, but I just can't anymore.  I thought I was really cool for escaping the rat race, now I just want it back because at least I was treated like I had a brain cell or two. Also I am now in my forties so I think I am just taking it really hard. Yeah. cause a 40 year old clearly cannot figure out how a printer works or how to feed herself or catch a new bus.
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