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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6260 on: July 12, 2017, 01:17:25 PM »
Day 3 of my strict diet.

I'm hangry and hate everyone and everything.  :cry: :cry: :cry:

What's your diet, if you don't mind me asking (or mind others tearing it apart :afro:)?

I tried going without coffee yesterday, and my nerves were fine, but I did feel hungrier for some reason, and energy crashed around 11:30 when usually I can last a whole day without getting drowsy. Big mistake; Back to McCafe this morning!

Just a general low-cal diet, and I can only drink water. It really worked me for me in the past 5 years ago, but then the stress of school made me gain all that I lost.  :-[ I figured now's a good a time as any since I'm sick of Korean food and summer vacay is coming up.

I'm feeling much better though. My stomach was screaming at me for a couple of hours this morning, but I think it's resigned itself to its fate.

I would think drinking only water for fluids is key. So many calories can so easily sneak into our diets in liquid form. Coffee is basically calorie-free, Buy The Way! Though I do take mine with cream...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6261 on: July 12, 2017, 01:21:01 PM »
This morning i got onto a jammed packed train on line 2 and a middle aged Korean guy follows me in and starts looking at me to move so he could get through and stand somewhere else on the train. There was nowhere i could move so he just had to stay put. He wouldn't turn and face the same direction as everyone else. He was eyeing other places on the train which were all taken. Finally he turns around and then starts playing with his phone. Then he gets into a verbal altercation with another guy who moved into his zone. If he really wants to sit down for his 3 stops then he needs to get on a much earlier train.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6262 on: July 12, 2017, 01:25:40 PM »
Day 3 of my strict diet.

I'm hangry and hate everyone and everything.  :cry: :cry: :cry:

What's your diet, if you don't mind me asking (or mind others tearing it apart :afro:)?

I tried going without coffee yesterday, and my nerves were fine, but I did feel hungrier for some reason, and energy crashed around 11:30 when usually I can last a whole day without getting drowsy. Big mistake; Back to McCafe this morning!

Just a general low-cal diet, and I can only drink water. It really worked me for me in the past 5 years ago, but then the stress of school made me gain all that I lost.  :-[ I figured now's a good a time as any since I'm sick of Korean food and summer vacay is coming up.

I'm feeling much better though. My stomach was screaming at me for a couple of hours this morning, but I think it's resigned itself to its fate.

I would think drinking only water for fluids is key. So many calories can so easily sneak into our diets in liquid form. Coffee is basically calorie-free, Buy The Way! Though I do take mine with cream...

I think it's time for me to quit caffeine. I successfully did so in undergrad but picked the habit back up in law school... I do drink a cup of unsweetened green tea a few times a week. It's a nice little treat.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6263 on: July 12, 2017, 01:36:22 PM »
Day 3 of my strict diet.

I'm hangry and hate everyone and everything.  :cry: :cry: :cry:

What's your diet, if you don't mind me asking (or mind others tearing it apart :afro:)?

I tried going without coffee yesterday, and my nerves were fine, but I did feel hungrier for some reason, and energy crashed around 11:30 when usually I can last a whole day without getting drowsy. Big mistake; Back to McCafe this morning!

Just a general low-cal diet, and I can only drink water. It really worked me for me in the past 5 years ago, but then the stress of school made me gain all that I lost.  :-[ I figured now's a good a time as any since I'm sick of Korean food and summer vacay is coming up.

I'm feeling much better though. My stomach was screaming at me for a couple of hours this morning, but I think it's resigned itself to its fate.

I would think drinking only water for fluids is key. So many calories can so easily sneak into our diets in liquid form. Coffee is basically calorie-free, Buy The Way! Though I do take mine with cream...

I think it's time for me to quit caffeine. I successfully did so in undergrad but picked the habit back up in law school... I do drink a cup of unsweetened green tea a few times a week. It's a nice little treat.


I'm guilty of drinking poison frequently.  Juices, honey water, an occasional carbonated beverage...

Though I don't drink soda often so at least I don't have that extra weight.  Though when I have alcohol, I prefer it poisonous. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6264 on: July 12, 2017, 02:16:58 PM »
So you are staying in an apartment that is over $1,200,0000....   but you pay 380$ in rent.....
I'm calling bullshit.  This doesn't add up whatsoever.  You couldn't rent a $50,000 apt anywhere in USA for 380$ month.  The taxes on the place would be your payment alone.

Also...   The Jeonse system is nothing more than a simple PONZI scheme that will crash, if and when, a large financial crisis occurs.  Most likely crippling the economy.  I would never give my own money even if I had it.  Better to get a loan and mitigate risk if losing it all if an implosion occurs.

Erm, I'm not talking dollars here.  If that makes it easier to understand, and not think it's bollocks.  Why would I talk in a currency I have no idea about?

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« Reply #6265 on: July 12, 2017, 02:48:43 PM »
So you are staying in an apartment that is over $1,200,0000....   but you pay 380$ in rent.....
I'm calling bullshit.  This doesn't add up whatsoever.  You couldn't rent a $50,000 apt anywhere in USA for 380$ month.  The taxes on the place would be your payment alone.

Also...   The Jeonse system is nothing more than a simple PONZI scheme that will crash, if and when, a large financial crisis occurs.  Most likely crippling the economy.  I would never give my own money even if I had it.  Better to get a loan and mitigate risk if losing it all if an implosion occurs.

Erm, I'm not talking dollars here.  If that makes it easier to understand, and not think it's bollocks.  Why would I talk in a currency I have no idea about?

They know you're talking won, but they just basically converted it. 1.4billion won = 1,222,047 dollars. I think they find it hard to believe that it is essentially a million dollar home, but you pay so little, and with the low deposit. I suppose. They didn't respond yet, so I am speculating here...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6266 on: July 12, 2017, 02:48:57 PM »
So you are staying in an apartment that is over $1,200,0000....   but you pay 380$ in rent.....
I'm calling bullshit.  This doesn't add up whatsoever.  You couldn't rent a $50,000 apt anywhere in USA for 380$ month.  The taxes on the place would be your payment alone.

Also...   The Jeonse system is nothing more than a simple PONZI scheme that will crash, if and when, a large financial crisis occurs.  Most likely crippling the economy.  I would never give my own money even if I had it.  Better to get a loan and mitigate risk if losing it all if an implosion occurs.

Erm, I'm not talking dollars here.  If that makes it easier to understand, and not think it's bollocks.  Why would I talk in a currency I have no idea about?

At the current exchange rate 1.4 billion won = 1,222,280.40 dollars, so he underestimated. You are paying 349 dollars a month rent. Are you sure you didn't get the numbers confused?

That's a 952,000 quid flat and you're paying 68 quid a week rent
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 02:52:26 PM by eggieguffer »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6267 on: July 12, 2017, 03:06:30 PM »
I would think drinking only water for fluids is key. So many calories can so easily sneak into our diets in liquid form. Coffee is basically calorie-free, Buy The Way! Though do take mine with cream...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6268 on: July 12, 2017, 04:10:15 PM »
Sorry, kyndo. No more~

But it's more than just bad grammar, I'll have you know. It's a REFERENCE.


 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6269 on: July 12, 2017, 09:26:03 PM »
Jeonse update: Got some of the figures wrong first time around after speaking to the wife. Current Landlady, actually, bought our place for 280 million and offered us Jeonse for 240 million, so a bit of a difference but still really high.

Anyway, she may not be selling after all after she called my wife tonight. Apparently, a new law introduced this year, stuck a 50% tax on profit made from property if you are selling it within 2 years of owning it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6270 on: July 13, 2017, 07:24:52 AM »
So you are staying in an apartment that is over $1,200,0000....   but you pay 380$ in rent.....
I'm calling bullshit.  This doesn't add up whatsoever.  You couldn't rent a $50,000 apt anywhere in USA for 380$ month.  The taxes on the place would be your payment alone.

Also...   The Jeonse system is nothing more than a simple PONZI scheme that will crash, if and when, a large financial crisis occurs.  Most likely crippling the economy.  I would never give my own money even if I had it.  Better to get a loan and mitigate risk if losing it all if an implosion occurs.

Erm, I'm not talking dollars here.  If that makes it easier to understand, and not think it's bollocks.  Why would I talk in a currency I have no idea about?

At the current exchange rate 1.4 billion won = 1,222,280.40 dollars, so he underestimated. You are paying 349 dollars a month rent. Are you sure you didn't get the numbers confused?

That's a 952,000 quid flat and you're paying 68 quid a week rent

Oops, my bad!!  Apologies.  Appears I have no money sense at all  :blank:

I get confused with Korean money when it gets up into those 억 areas.  What I should have said was 240 million won, obviously.  My bad again.  English festival next week so my mind ain't on maintaining internet clarity.   :-[

I'm sure a 1.4 billion apartment in Seoul would get you a 8 pyeong with a view of a someone else's living room, and above a bowling alley, and below a night club.   :laugh:

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« Reply #6271 on: July 13, 2017, 09:38:53 AM »
Why is a random teacher telling me that I have to go and stay in the staff room every afternoon? What's wrong with staying in the English classroom? She then proceeded to berate me to arrange the desks and keep the place clean. I use this classroom one day a week! The desks are in a different arrangement every week not once perpetrated by myself. There's a bunch of fourth graders who are supposed to clean it during lunch! Pass the buck!! Argh!

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« Reply #6272 on: July 13, 2017, 09:48:05 AM »
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I'm sure a 1.4 billion apartment in Seoul would get you a 8 pyeong with a view of a someone else's living room, and above a bowling alley, and below a night club

To give people an idea. My previous apartment in Seoul sold for 600 million. It wasn't new, hadn't been decorated in a while but had three bedrooms and two bath rooms. The owner was renting it out and I showed a foreign couple round. They were quoted 100 mil deposit and 1.2 million a month rent.

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« Reply #6273 on: July 13, 2017, 10:00:38 AM »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry.
I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.

These are my happy posts for the week  ;D & Donovan - I love your sense of humour. Thank you!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6274 on: July 13, 2017, 10:48:17 AM »
Hey, Korean Co-Ts! I am not teaching the musical class for "two hours." I am teaching it for 80 mins. The class length here is 40 mins. The word you're looking for is "two periods."

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« Reply #6275 on: July 13, 2017, 11:08:03 AM »
@gidget

Thanks. It can be hit or miss sometimes :undecided:

Hey, Korean Co-Ts! I am not teaching the musical class for "two hours." I am teaching it for 80 mins. The class length here is 40 mins. The word you're looking for is "two periods."

Shhhh. (This works out in your favor for contracted teaching 'hours'.)

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« Reply #6276 on: July 13, 2017, 11:36:40 AM »
Why is a random teacher telling me that I have to go and stay in the staff room every afternoon? What's wrong with staying in the English classroom? She then proceeded to berate me to arrange the desks and keep the place clean. I use this classroom one day a week! The desks are in a different arrangement every week not once perpetrated by myself. There's a bunch of fourth graders who are supposed to clean it during lunch! Pass the buck!! Argh!

If there weren't after school classes in our English room, I might be tempted to hang out there after class, too. After school classes also proceed to mess up the seats, run the markers dry, not bother to turn off the computer, and leave trash all over the tables and floor. A sixth grade class is supposed to clean but routinely fails to do so. I used to tidy up the room every day, but now I do so sparingly.

I also now throw all my trash in the bathroom trash cans next to the toilets because our office allows the trash and recycling to continue piling up far beyond capacity and it's disgusting. #BasedCowboyShirt, you might be happy to know that I meticulously arranged a recycling area for our office over spring vacation and clearly labeled the bins that various materials should be thrown into (I even bought those colored recycling bags from Daiso), which has since been summarily ignored by everybody else in the office. :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6277 on: July 13, 2017, 11:55:25 AM »
I'm so exhausted, and I still have 2 classes to teach back-to-back after lunch  :cry:

The heat is really getting to me. Plus, the diet I mentioned yesterday is also draining my energy. I need to start exercising regularly so I can get some energy back.

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« Reply #6278 on: July 13, 2017, 12:09:20 PM »
I'm so exhausted, and I still have 2 classes to teach back-to-back after lunch  :cry:

The heat is really getting to me. Plus, the diet I mentioned yesterday is also draining my energy. I need to start exercising regularly so I can get some energy back.

I wish more people thought like us.

"I'm so tired all the time, therefore I will lay down forever."

Well, it ain't gonna get any better................................ MOVE

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« Reply #6279 on: July 13, 2017, 12:35:33 PM »
So...Thursday school. It's nice enough but....

One of the admin workers came into the science room and said I'm not allowed to use electricity in here. Which she then went and turned off.

She then came back with one more person who told me I am not allowed to use the aircon or the electricity so I should go to the English class.

So I tell her there is an English class going on.

How about the library like usual? Well you should know the school started having parents come in on Thursday and work there til 2. After i finish in here I move there which is also ****** annoying but I haven't complained.

How about the Teachers room? You mean with the spare computer that other teachers come in every 5 minutes to use.

I'm really ill today and I feel like saying **** it. If you don't have the facilities available and me being here and using 40 minutes worth of electricity is going to push you over the budget then you've got bigger problems.  >:( >:( >:(

edit - the electricity gets turned on at 2 when the after school teacher comes in, so it's not like there is a problem with the room.