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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2016, 12:23:05 PM »
This is pretty picky but I find myself exhausted by the lack of scientific awareness here. It's as if people in this country never want to know the reasons behind what they believe or what they do.

It's exhausting because people are constantly dishing out advice, telling me to eat this or do this for my health or some specific benefit. The truth is I ignore them until I get a chance to google it because WHO KNOWS what their thought process is. They don't give a f*ck about the science of ANYTHING. I'm tired of hearing "It's summer, but I'm sick... how!? It's hot!" How have people in this country not realized the weather isn't in total control of your health?? Wash your hands every now and then/stop sharing soup with people who are ill/allow people to take sick days and maybe you wouldn't be sick so damn often.

I'm tired of having conversations with people spouting bullshit because they never learned to check their sources. It's more than just science/health related too, it seems like they'll believe any rumor about something another culture does and leave it at face value. Like, a Korean friend will send me some obviously fake/staged video and be like "this is happening in ______!" or some cheesy Japanese paranormal show "they found a ghost!" and I say it seems fake and they're like "Ah.. yeah maybe." MAYBE? Gullible is an understatement. Don't they have information on Naver? I keep hearing about how much better Naver is than Google so... use it!

Tell me again how I'm going to get cancer from eating something charred while you gulp down your 4th bottle of soju while your smoking cigarettes and eating copious amounts of deep fried meat and kimchi `__`

But eating kimchi cured my vapours! Hallelujah! And ol' harabeoji over there drinks two bottles of soju and smokes a pack a day and he can still hike the mountain every Sunday!

Anecdotal evidence FTW  :P

To be fair most of the weird stuff I've heard just has to do with digestion and male virility. If me drinking a little 벌떡주 keeps the misses happy, who am I to say otherwise haha

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2016, 12:25:53 PM »
There's some competition they're calling "Golden Bell" that I'm supposed to be helping with. It's during 5th and 6th periods. Well, 5th period started 5 minutes ago. No one ever told me where it was or any other such thing. The most explanation I've gotten for my role in it is "read English sentences."

We'll see what happens I guess.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #142 on: July 12, 2016, 12:31:04 PM »
This is pretty picky but I find myself exhausted by the lack of scientific awareness here. It's as if people in this country never want to know the reasons behind what they believe or what they do.

It's exhausting because people are constantly dishing out advice, telling me to eat this or do this for my health or some specific benefit. The truth is I ignore them until I get a chance to google it because WHO KNOWS what their thought process is. They don't give a f*ck about the science of ANYTHING. I'm tired of hearing "It's summer, but I'm sick... how!? It's hot!" How have people in this country not realized the weather isn't in total control of your health?? Wash your hands every now and then/stop sharing soup with people who are ill/allow people to take sick days and maybe you wouldn't be sick so damn often.

I'm tired of having conversations with people spouting bullshit because they never learned to check their sources. It's more than just science/health related too, it seems like they'll believe any rumor about something another culture does and leave it at face value. Like, a Korean friend will send me some obviously fake/staged video and be like "this is happening in ______!" or some cheesy Japanese paranormal show "they found a ghost!" and I say it seems fake and they're like "Ah.. yeah maybe." MAYBE? Gullible is an understatement. Don't they have information on Naver? I keep hearing about how much better Naver is than Google so... use it!

Tell me again how I'm going to get cancer from eating something charred while you gulp down your 4th bottle of soju while your smoking cigarettes and eating copious amounts of deep fried meat and kimchi `__`

But eating kimchi cured my vapours! Hallelujah! And ol' harabeoji over there drinks two bottles of soju and smokes a pack a day and he can still hike the mountain every Sunday!

Anecdotal evidence FTW  :P

To be fair most of the weird stuff I've heard just has to do with digestion and male virility. If me drinking a little 벌떡주 keeps the misses happy, who am I to say otherwise haha


Sort of true though, I've seen some super old men in various states of trashed-ness practically running up the mountains! :huh: Id better get on the Soju and smokes even more!~

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« Reply #143 on: July 12, 2016, 12:31:42 PM »
Elem. students took their final exams last week.
Guess what my coT is doing in our extra class with the 5th graders today? Finishing Lesson 7 on the CD. Lesson 7 was on the exam. Wtf? Like we have an extra class with this grade at least every other week, how are you not up to speed?? Or why didn't you just take a class period from me to make sure they were caught up before their exams?? I'm not allowed to teach from the book so it's not like it matters much exactly when my lessons are taught. Logic!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #144 on: July 12, 2016, 12:48:04 PM »
This is pretty picky but I find myself exhausted by the lack of scientific awareness here. It's as if people in this country never want to know the reasons behind what they believe or what they do.

It's exhausting because people are constantly dishing out advice, telling me to eat this or do this for my health or some specific benefit. The truth is I ignore them until I get a chance to google it because WHO KNOWS what their thought process is. They don't give a f*ck about the science of ANYTHING. I'm tired of hearing "It's summer, but I'm sick... how!? It's hot!" How have people in this country not realized the weather isn't in total control of your health?? Wash your hands every now and then/stop sharing soup with people who are ill/allow people to take sick days and maybe you wouldn't be sick so damn often.

I'm tired of having conversations with people spouting bullshit because they never learned to check their sources. It's more than just science/health related too, it seems like they'll believe any rumor about something another culture does and leave it at face value. Like, a Korean friend will send me some obviously fake/staged video and be like "this is happening in ______!" or some cheesy Japanese paranormal show "they found a ghost!" and I say it seems fake and they're like "Ah.. yeah maybe." MAYBE? Gullible is an understatement. Don't they have information on Naver? I keep hearing about how much better Naver is than Google so... use it!

Tell me again how I'm going to get cancer from eating something charred while you gulp down your 4th bottle of soju while your smoking cigarettes and eating copious amounts of deep fried meat and kimchi `__`

But eating kimchi cured my vapours! Hallelujah! And ol' harabeoji over there drinks two bottles of soju and smokes a pack a day and he can still hike the mountain every Sunday!

Anecdotal evidence FTW  :P

To be fair most of the weird stuff I've heard just has to do with digestion and male virility. If me drinking a little 벌떡주 keeps the misses happy, who am I to say otherwise haha


Sort of true though, I've seen some super old men in various states of trashed-ness practically running up the mountains! :huh: Id better get on the Soju and smokes even more!~

Yea this is true. I think its intersting every time I mention a food that i enjoy eating/drinking my CoT will always throw in an added health benefit. I think it's also hilarious that she never fails to mention to me that a certain foods and drinks are "good for men". Thanks for the tidbits, my future boners thank you too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #145 on: July 12, 2016, 12:56:54 PM »
This is pretty picky but I find myself exhausted by the lack of scientific awareness here. It's as if people in this country never want to know the reasons behind what they believe or what they do. For example, I've been seeing a lot of dogs shaved down to the skin because it's summer. They think their dogs can't breathe/are overheating because they are panting or seem hot. A quick Google search will tell you that's dangerous and you could risk your dog getting sunburned! Actually the complete lack of awareness re: animals is baffling at times, even just the basics. I've mentioned wanting a pet and the responses I get are "so get one!" and I tell them I'm not home enough and my apartment is too small. I'd rather wait until I get home and have a yard/don't live in a shoe box so the animal can have a free and clean living space. The responses? "Ah but as long as you give the animal lots of love it's okay!" ... that's not how it works.

It's exhausting because people are constantly dishing out advice, telling me to eat this or do this for my health or some specific benefit. The truth is I ignore them until I get a chance to google it because WHO KNOWS what their thought process is. They don't give a f*ck about the science of ANYTHING. I'm tired of hearing "It's summer, but I'm sick... how!? It's hot!" How have people in this country not realized the weather isn't in total control of your health?? Wash your hands every now and then/stop sharing soup with people who are ill/allow people to take sick days and maybe you wouldn't be sick so damn often.

I'm tired of having conversations with people spouting bullshit because they never learned to check their sources. It's more than just science/health related too, it seems like they'll believe any rumor about something another culture does and leave it at face value. Like, a Korean friend will send me some obviously fake/staged video and be like "this is happening in ______!" or some cheesy Japanese paranormal show "they found a ghost!" and I say it seems fake and they're like "Ah.. yeah maybe." MAYBE? Gullible is an understatement. Don't they have information on Naver? I keep hearing about how much better Naver is than Google so... use it!
No.

There is nothing there.  And what there is is superficial at best.  Furthermore, Koreans don't seem to be interested in looking at anything beyond their border.  It's depressing really.

I think I just don't know how to use the website because when I do a search on Naver all I get back are a bunch of blogs...

I'd assume universities would have websites & their various research findings would be posted right? News articles aren't available? Is there a Korean version of Snopes??

I'm just not sure how people stay in the dark about so many things, especially things that are supposedly important to them like their health, their pets they carry around like children, their actual children (do they really think a doctor is going to "stretch" their child into being taller..?)

According to my Korean bf who's in grad school, Koreans do use google for university work. Other than that, it's Navershit for life. Naver is by far the worst search engine, Korea is just too stubborn to use Google like every other country.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #146 on: July 12, 2016, 01:44:33 PM »
There's some competition they're calling "Golden Bell" that I'm supposed to be helping with. It's during 5th and 6th periods. Well, 5th period started 5 minutes ago. No one ever told me where it was or any other such thing. The most explanation I've gotten for my role in it is "read English sentences."

We'll see what happens I guess.

A student rushed down to get me and another teacher who wasn't told what was going on, and we went upstairs. Got to hang out in an incredibly smelly auditorium for over an hour and... read English sentences. Now I have a headache from the smell it was that bad. I still have to do another game class with students in my corporal punishment coteacher's class. I just want this day to be over.

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« Reply #147 on: July 12, 2016, 01:50:05 PM »
The question is, how did she get to google? Did she type "google" in the address bar, or did she type "구글" in the Naver search bar?  :laugh:

I've seen teachers do the latter. I've also seen them Naver search "유튜브."

Oh yeah, I've had several co-teachers in the past who would type "유튜브" into the Naver search bar, in order to be able to access YouTube.com. I admit I was surprised the very first time I witnessed it, but after that it wasn't so surprising anymore.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #148 on: July 12, 2016, 02:15:35 PM »
I just got word that my travel school wants me to come to some two day excursion with them and the kids during summer break. I guess I should feel honored, but I'm just annoyed.

The school is super rural, so I have to get up at 5:30 am to catch the one and only rickety slum bus driven by an old man with one foot in the grave that traverses over foggy-ass Death Mountain on a narrow-ass, winding road (that happens to be under construction, too!) just so I can spend the day with my coworkers, with whom I never fail to have an awkward conversation with, and a bunch of kids whose English vocabulary would be cut in half if you removed "Hello" from their word hoard, doing nature stuff.

One of the days isn't so bad. We will be "make something by flower" from 9am-1pm. However, the next day is a cannoning trip. I can't swim. And it's from 9-6pm, meaning I miss my bus back home. That in turn means I'll probably get to enjoy an awkward car ride home with the principal or vp. Yay......


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« Reply #149 on: July 12, 2016, 02:42:47 PM »
I just got word that my travel school wants me to come to some two day excursion with them and the kids during summer break. I guess I should feel honored, but I'm just annoyed.

The school is super rural, so I have to get up at 5:30 am to catch the one and only rickety slum bus driven by an old man with one foot in the grave that traverses over foggy-ass Death Mountain on a narrow-ass, winding road (that happens to be under construction, too!) just so I can spend the day with my coworkers, with whom I never fail to have an awkward conversation with, and a bunch of kids whose English vocabulary would be cut in half if you removed "Hello" from their word hoard, doing nature stuff.

One of the days isn't so bad. We will be "make something by flower" from 9am-1pm. However, the next day is a cannoning trip. I can't swim. And it's from 9-6pm, meaning I miss my bus back home. That in turn means I'll probably get to enjoy an awkward car ride home with the principal or vp. Yay......

Either refuse or request overtime. If you're not comfortable telling them no, you could cook up any number of stories, your parents are visiting you in Korea etc. Personally, I'd refuse. My holiday is sacred and this would be the last thing I'd be doing. You're not Korean so you get some slack for abstaining.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2016, 02:49:35 PM »
I want to drop kick my piece of @#^@ computer into orbit. Fastest internet in the world, yet these pcs are the slowest things on Earth. Can't even save a file without the thing seizing up.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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« Reply #151 on: July 12, 2016, 02:51:47 PM »
Either refuse or request overtime. If you're not comfortable telling them no, you could cook up any number of stories, your parents are visiting you in Korea etc. Personally, I'd refuse. My holiday is sacred and this would be the last thing I'd be doing. You're not Korean so you get some slack for abstaining.

Well, it's not during my holiday. That wouldn't fly with me at all. It's just during days I would be desk warming at my not-as-rediculously-in-the-middle-of-nowhere school...but I'd rather be desk warming. Haha

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #152 on: July 12, 2016, 02:53:33 PM »
I want to drop kick my piece of @#^@ computer into orbit. Fastest internet in the world, yet these pcs are the slowest things on Earth. Can't even save a file without the thing seizing up.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Solidarity, man :blank:

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« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2016, 02:54:45 PM »
Saw a student I didn't recognize in the halls today. My coT asks if I thought he was a 3rd grader, because he's "tall" (for an elementary school child) and tells me he's in the 2nd grade.

Right after that we go to the grade 3 homeroom. That same kid wanders in so I say hello but he runs away. The bell rings and the kid is still in the classroom. I'm wondering if we got a new student when my coT starts calling him by the name of a different student who's absent.

I had to point out to my coT that this was a new student, not the absent student.

Wow. Like we only have 12 students in that class and she sees them twice as much as I do. All of our class sizes are small so it's (one would think) really obvious when there's a new student or when someone is missing.  :undecided:

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« Reply #154 on: July 12, 2016, 02:57:41 PM »
I just got word that my travel school wants me to come to some two day excursion with them and the kids during summer break. I guess I should feel honored, but I'm just annoyed.

The school is super rural, so I have to get up at 5:30 am to catch the one and only rickety slum bus driven by an old man with one foot in the grave that traverses over foggy-ass Death Mountain on a narrow-ass, winding road (that happens to be under construction, too!) just so I can spend the day with my coworkers, with whom I never fail to have an awkward conversation with, and a bunch of kids whose English vocabulary would be cut in half if you removed "Hello" from their word hoard, doing nature stuff.

One of the days isn't so bad. We will be "make something by flower" from 9am-1pm. However, the next day is a cannoning trip. I can't swim. And it's from 9-6pm, meaning I miss my bus back home. That in turn means I'll probably get to enjoy an awkward car ride home with the principal or vp. Yay......

Make sure they know ahead of time that you'll have no way home. Otherwise you might find that they never thought about your situation and you are stuck.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #155 on: July 12, 2016, 02:58:39 PM »
Oh, good. It's raining sheets and foggy as shit, and I get the privilege of taking the old garbage bus through the narrow mountain roads home...

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« Reply #156 on: July 12, 2016, 03:01:06 PM »
I want to drop kick my piece of @#^@ computer into orbit. Fastest internet in the world, yet these pcs are the slowest things on Earth. Can't even save a file without the thing seizing up.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Solidarity, man :blank:

I think they are powered by potatoes. Spent an hour on a ppt, wouldn't save and now the file is corrupted... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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« Reply #157 on: July 12, 2016, 03:01:13 PM »
Wish I knew my camp schedule. So you know, I can work on what I need to and do what is required of me. Camp is in two weeks. Not a word yet. Not even a budget amount yet. And I'm supposed to do this for 8 days?
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« Reply #158 on: July 12, 2016, 03:02:19 PM »
Make sure they know ahead of time that you'll have no way home. Otherwise you might find that they never thought about your situation and you are stuck.

I pointed it out. I'm waiting to see who will be my ride. Hopefully no one will feel like taking me home, and I'll have a good excuse to not tag along. (No one I work with lives where I do, so it's kind of out of the way for everyone, I think.)

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« Reply #159 on: July 12, 2016, 03:12:29 PM »
shiiiiiit just opened one of my drawers on my desk to find an incredibly old and moldy loaf of bread in a plastic bag that I forgot about. I wanted to peace out of here as quickly as I could, but now I have to stay ten minutes late so that I can dispose of my nasty piece of bread and no one sees my shame.  :lipsrsealed: