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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4020 on: February 08, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »
I hate going into a stall and finding the toilet seat up. I know this is supposed to mean they've cleaned the toilet, but then I see urine stains on the underside of the seat, and I don't get why those don't get cleaned right along with the bowl?

So anyway, I karate kick it back down.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4021 on: February 08, 2017, 10:58:56 AM »
Is this possible?

Depends. How long have you lived in Korea? Seven years? Passing the beginner level TOPIK is possible if you looked at Korean study books along the way. That test is way easier than the intermediate one. Still a bit challenging though. 열공! 화이팅!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4022 on: February 08, 2017, 11:58:13 AM »
Is this possible?

Depends. How long have you lived in Korea? Seven years? Passing the beginner level TOPIK is possible if you looked at Korean study books along the way. That test is way easier than the intermediate one. Still a bit challenging though. 열공! 화이팅!

Yeah, seven years, ish. I'm totally comfortable talking with my coworkers in Korean, and my significant other and I probably speak about 40% Korean, and I'm able to read most of the memos and stuff my school sends out. So, my functional Korean is passable. Certainly not what it should be, but passable.

But like I said, never taken a test in Korean. That's spooky.

Yes, you can definitely do it then. Best advice is read the past papers, I took my test in Jan and so many of the questions had been repeated from previous years.

Its only listening/reading so most of the time you are just choosing which word or sentence sums up what you listened to/ read or putting things in the correct order.

I found the time wasn't enough though, at the end I just winged it because I ran out of time.

Still passed though  ;D I also had the flu at the time!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4023 on: February 09, 2017, 02:17:05 PM »
I do not understand. Which happens often. But my school are insisting that I give them a letter of resignation, even though it is the end of my contract. Why? It jut seems illogical to me. I signed the paper saying I am not renewing. I am moving to a different town with a different school. Why should I sign a resignation letter? Korea is so confusing sometimes.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4024 on: February 09, 2017, 02:47:44 PM »
I do not understand. Which happens often. But my school are insisting that I give them a letter of resignation, even though it is the end of my contract. Why? It jut seems illogical to me. I signed the paper saying I am not renewing. I am moving to a different town with a different school. Why should I sign a resignation letter? Korea is so confusing sometimes.

That sounds like it has potential to cut off benefits you would receive upon completing your contract.

Tread carefully.

If it's PS I would be less worried.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4025 on: February 09, 2017, 03:07:16 PM »
I do not understand. Which happens often. But my school are insisting that I give them a letter of resignation, even though it is the end of my contract. Why? It jut seems illogical to me. I signed the paper saying I am not renewing. I am moving to a different town with a different school. Why should I sign a resignation letter? Korea is so confusing sometimes.

That sounds like it has potential to cut off benefits you would receive upon completing your contract.

Tread carefully.

If it's PS I would be less worried.

Exactly what my concern is. Have told them I will not sign anything. It is a PS but there have been a bunch of weird things done by this school that have previously caused some problems so I have just not signed it. I will keep "forgetting" it at home until they go away.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4026 on: February 09, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »
Why would you design a drawer that only opens 1/3 of the way. It's borderline useless when I have to use a flashlight to see what's in there.

When I felt like I was melting last summer I vowed to never complain about the cold this winter, but I've changed my mind. At least when it's hot I can move my fingers, so I'm going to complain about the cold and not the heat.

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« Reply #4027 on: February 09, 2017, 03:28:55 PM »
Why would you design a drawer that only opens 1/3 of the way. It's borderline useless when I have to use a flashlight to see what's in there.
What drawer would that be?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4028 on: February 10, 2017, 08:47:16 AM »
Yo, Dave Stepz! I was in Ansan last night, seeing Snowden (not bad, not great) and I came across a..................

빽스 GYM. It had the same font as his coffee chain and the strange ㅃ in 백 was there as well.

I think he has mastered (saturated) the restaurant industry and is moving onto helping his customers lose all the fat they'll get from his crap food. hahahaha

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« Reply #4029 on: February 10, 2017, 09:00:52 AM »
Last day before I'm kicked from my kids and city :C Sucks when you don't want to leave but conviniently non existant contract stipulations make you move...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4030 on: February 10, 2017, 10:35:39 AM »
Yo, Dave Stepz! I was in Ansan last night, seeing Snowden (not bad, not great) and I came across a..................

빽스 GYM. It had the same font as his coffee chain and the strange ㅃ in 백 was there as well.

I think he has mastered (saturated) the restaurant industry and is moving onto helping his customers lose all the fat they'll get from his crap food. hahahaha

 ;D

I checked this out now...hmmmm.......wouldn't surprise me with his weaselly face being everywhere.  Is there nothing he won't market.  What about the Baek's Hospitals that could open?  Discount surgery coupons found in the food packets? 

My friend works in the high school where he is the chairman.  He told all teachers not to have any scandals because it will affect his brand.  Rug-wearing fool!



 :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4031 on: February 10, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »
If you make an app for tourists, don't put any Korean in it. ZERO. If I need the schedule on a metro app to know when the last trains at night are, it shouldn't say 청량리행  in it. EVER.

Same with subtitles. "Aigo, Samchon is here."

Samchon? I though his name was Minsoo, huh. I wonder............"

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4032 on: February 10, 2017, 12:39:22 PM »
If you make an app for tourists, don't put any Korean in it. ZERO. If I need the schedule on a metro app to know when the last trains at night are, it shouldn't say 청량리행  in it. EVER.

Same with subtitles. "Aigo, Samchon is here."

Samchon? I though his name was Minsoo, huh. I wonder............"

100% agree.

My even bigger pet peeve is when blog post guides do this sort of thing (even without hangeul):

"So just head over to the adjumma and hand over your man won".

I've got to do what??  :shocked:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4033 on: February 10, 2017, 12:41:34 PM »
If you make an app for tourists, don't put any Korean in it. ZERO. If I need the schedule on a metro app to know when the last trains at night are, it shouldn't say 청량리행  in it. EVER.

Same with subtitles. "Aigo, Samchon is here."

Samchon? I though his name was Minsoo, huh. I wonder............"

Agree. Like, for real - if you're making an app for tourists in English don't leave little random morsels of incomprehensibility in there. I can't even count the number of times when I first got here when I got boned by the subway because I didn't even register that the ~~~~~행 actually meant something.

In the beginning I thought this was because the app had been made for Korean tourists, but after a while it became clear that at least a few of them had been made for foreign tourists, and I can't understand why it doesn't occur to the creators that it's not a good idea to mix languages like that. It's not like Korean is a global language.

When your target group is foreign tourists, you'd think they'd hire real translators for their product. I've rage-uninstalled some apps because of that lack of foresight.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4034 on: February 10, 2017, 12:49:28 PM »
If you make an app for tourists, don't put any Korean in it. ZERO. If I need the schedule on a metro app to know when the last trains at night are, it shouldn't say 청량리행  in it. EVER.

Same with subtitles. "Aigo, Samchon is here."

Samchon? I though his name was Minsoo, huh. I wonder............"

100% agree.

My even bigger pet peeve is when blog post guides do this sort of thing (even without hangeul):

"So just head over to the adjumma and hand over your man won".

I've got to do what??  :shocked:

Great example, but I am little more forgiving of blog-posters than I am of app authors.


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« Reply #4035 on: February 10, 2017, 01:01:20 PM »
so today was the graduation ceremony and the last of day of school after this ridiculous week back. so after the ceremony there's a big staff lunch. ask coteacher "where are we going?" she says "samqyupsal restaurant" so I'm all like:



so we get to the restaurant and sit down. there's a whole bunch of banchan (side dishes) on the table. i'm hungry AF because i skipped breakfast, but i don't wanna eat too much because i need to keep room for the samgyupsal. so i'm sitting there picking at the banchan. we are waiting for freakin ages for the food to come. some of the teachers are going all in on the side dishes but i'm just like, nah imma wait, this samgyupsal gonna be sweet AF.

after about 20-30 minutes everyone gets up and starts leaving. and I'm like, "wait, WTF is going on here?"

so i say to my coteacher: "why is everyone leaving, aren't we having lunch?" and she says "yes. we just finished the lunch". so I'm like "but where's the samgyupsal?" and she just laughs and says "today no samgyupsal, just banchan lunch"

and i'm standing there all like:



so now i'm back at school still hungry AF, waiting for the day to end.

I might go and have samgyupsal for dinner now, just to get my revenge.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4036 on: February 10, 2017, 01:32:58 PM »
boxes of pizza and fries and chicken arrived in the office, I was getting hype

but it has all DISAPPEARED it must've been for the students THIS IS SO CRUEL

There is also an entire chocolate cake from paris baguette on the table in our partition but it's still in the box SAVE ME FROM THIS HELL OF FOOD I CAN'T EAT

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4037 on: February 10, 2017, 01:57:31 PM »
so today was the graduation ceremony and the last of day of school after this ridiculous week back. so after the ceremony there's a big staff lunch. ask coteacher "where are we going?" she says "samqyupsal restaurant" so I'm all like:



so we get to the restaurant and sit down. there's a whole bunch of banchan (side dishes) on the table. i'm hungry AF because i skipped breakfast, but i don't wanna eat too much because i need to keep room for the samgyupsal. so i'm sitting there picking at the banchan. we are waiting for freakin ages for the food to come. some of the teachers are going all in on the side dishes but i'm just like, nah imma wait, this samgyupsal gonna be sweet AF.

after about 20-30 minutes everyone gets up and starts leaving. and I'm like, "wait, WTF is going on here?"

so i say to my coteacher: "why is everyone leaving, aren't we having lunch?" and she says "yes. we just finished the lunch". so I'm like "but where's the samgyupsal?" and she just laughs and says "today no samgyupsal, just banchan lunch"

and i'm standing there all like:



so now i'm back at school still hungry AF, waiting for the day to end.

I might go and have samgyupsal for dinner now, just to get my revenge.

Ah right, like this....



and this...



and this...



That kind of thing?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4038 on: February 10, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »
Dave, you bastard, now I am ravenous!!!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4039 on: February 10, 2017, 02:16:17 PM »
Lunch looked like something you'd find clinging to Cthulu's taint. Seriously, who looks at the back end of an octopus and thinks "MMMMMM, 맛있겠다!" Gristle, polyps, tentacles, pincers, at one point I pulled some feelers out from between my teeth and at another point I realized that it was a fish's eye hanging from my chopsticks. But it was a punishment treat provided by a higher-up so... commit :cry:.

I've got a 회식 later where we'll at least be having galbi and not more horrors from the deep, but I've burnt through all my actually-having-an-okay-time-poker-face resources.

I'm officially at intermediate level Korean but I understand sweet f*** all at 회식, what with all the noise and lack of context. So, my challenge to myself is to see how drunk I can get without drawing any unwanted attention.