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Title: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 18, 2016, 08:30:06 PM
I know someone sarcastically started a thread to contrast the ranting/venting megathread (http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,99098.0.html), but some positivity isn't a bad idea.

Even if it's to share something good that your jaded asses never expected to happen during your time in this country :laugh:  I don't expect this thread to stay on the front page too often, but I think it's nice to have a place to share those small victories on the off chance that we get them.

For example:
Today I was informed I'm being given control over 10% of my student's final grades.

TEN PERCENT.

THAT'S HUGE.

It's the same amount as the other older, more established Korean English teachers.  The head of the English department has 14%, for comparison.  The majority of the kids' grades are still made up of stupid standardized test scores, but I feel like this is a step in the right direction*. I'm honestly stunned :huh:

*Kids should be rewarded for individual progress and not just constantly slammed over the head with shitty national tests and ranked against one another.  Otherwise we end up with all the issues discussed in the "Why English is Failing Thread (http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,95592.0.html)".
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 18, 2016, 08:53:55 PM
I like this! Though I have occasional instances where the ranting/venting thread would be appropriate, I'm generally having a pretty great time and it's nice to share the pleasant stuff.

Got four new teachers at my main school and they're all really nice! One guy even downloaded Google translate to try and speak English to me. None of them really speak much English but they at least try to talk to me.

At the end of the workday, the newbies dumped all the leftover snacks from today onto my desk and declared, "Your mission!"  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 21, 2016, 07:49:36 AM
I like this! Though I have occasional instances where the ranting/venting thread would be appropriate, I'm generally having a pretty great time and it's nice to share the pleasant stuff.

Got four new teachers at my main school and they're all really nice! One guy even downloaded Google translate to try and speak English to me. None of them really speak much English but they at least try to talk to me.

At the end of the workday, the newbies dumped all the leftover snacks from today onto my desk and declared, "Your mission!"  :laugh:

Yeah I think the positives are often missed; for myself as well.

This weekend I went with four of my coworkers (non-English) to Gwangyang for the 매화축제 (plus blossoms).  The place was packed with people and we had to park 7-8km away and walk with the crowds, but we had a really good time.  Later we all changed into our pajamas/comfy clothes and had fruit in the teacher's dorms once we got back.  We were going to go to the Gurye 산수유축제 (forsythia) next weekend, but I forgot I'm up in Seoul :\
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: devsterl on March 21, 2016, 07:58:37 AM
My principle at my main school really likes me. He drops me off at home from school (which is quite far and quite rural). I think he want's to just talk to me and learn English. We went to a coffee shop after school, sat down and just spoke to each other. *This may sound homo to the less intellectual types*. He's retiring next year. Really nice old dude. xD
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Cakemix on March 21, 2016, 08:07:47 AM
So unlike a lot of people I have spoken to in the past year of teaching here, my co-teacher is an amazing human who is always looking out for me and taking care of me! She did make me pinky promise not to ride my new motorcycle around until I get my license taken care of, haha.

My school and all the faculty are pretty awesome and even though I live in a reeeeally tiny town I decided to re-sign anyways because everyone is so laid back and the students are so nice. Plus, there is an amazing temple behind my house and a really nice mountain where I can disappear into the woods when I want some me-time.

Since I've been here, I've been shown nothing but the most overwhelming generosity and kindness from my Korean friends and co-workers that reminds me of my Latino family back home. Traveling is the best thing ever and it becomes 182491874180724019 times better when you meet challenges and tough times with unflinching positivity. Even the tough times lead to more good times. Have fun out there!

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Hot6^ on March 21, 2016, 08:08:05 AM
I walked in, and there was a big orange on my desk today.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Paul on March 21, 2016, 08:12:58 AM
Some of the buttgoats (http://tinyurl.com/bloomingoat) started blooming this weekend up in Seoul. Bit of a nice early surprise.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 21, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
 :huh: The new teachers just got paid their first salary from the school, and they bought these adorable Paris Baguette gift sets for everyone.  They have a little walnut cake inside and a pudding and cookie.  And here I was sad I didn't eat breakfast.... :shocked:

Some of the buttgoats (http://tinyurl.com/bloomingoat) started blooming this weekend up in Seoul. Bit of a nice early surprise.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: battletoasta on March 21, 2016, 08:33:01 AM
My school changed my schedule now I don't teach any classes on Mondays and enjoy a nice easy day to the start of the week.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: DMZabductee on March 21, 2016, 09:07:51 AM
The new first grade middle schoolers haven't realized they're teenagers yet so they still listen and cooperate when I give instructions! Ahhhh, life will be grand like this until about May-June but for now  8)

Also, gonna sneak out at lunch to enjoy the nice weather and a good meal before my PM classes.  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on March 21, 2016, 09:39:32 AM
I'm not being subjected to repeated campaign ads and bumper stickers. Yeah you get the ajummas here with their musical trucks, but they only last a month and then everything goes away. It's not an 18 month invasion and subjugation.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Whatgook on March 21, 2016, 09:42:20 AM
I made beer yesterday. In three weeks I will have delicious home made beer to enjoy. Amazing! And my football team didnt lose yesterday. A small miracle in itself! 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on March 21, 2016, 09:55:44 AM
Nice thread for a Monday morning   ;D

When I first got here I felt so overwhelmed by teaching, my workload and my co teacher.
I had no idea what I was doing, and was left to my own devices a lot, I felt like I wasn't appreciated and I felt like my co-t didn't really like me. Anyway, for whatever reason I decided to renew my contract back in December. Then, I found out I can't renew at this school and I have to move schools. Since I signed those papers, my school life has just got better and better. Me and my co get on really well now, to the point that I would consider her a friend. What seemed like a crazy workload due to seeing most of my classes at least 3 times a week, now feels great because I get to have a close relationship with my kids and know them on first name basis. I am really going to miss working in this small school! I feel sad that I have to move but happy that I'm leaving on such a lovely note  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: TeresaD on March 21, 2016, 09:59:24 AM
Though I have paid attention to the "little" gestures made towards me my whole life, when the "little" things happen here in Korea it can really give me a needed boost.

Two weeks ago my main co-teacher was feeling really sick and left school at lunch time after chatting with our VP. She said goodbye to me while I was eating lunch in the cafeteria and when I got back to our shared classroom I found chocolates and cookies sitting on the corner of my desk. It was such a pleasant and thoughtful surprise for me to receive.

Happy Thread!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 21, 2016, 10:19:57 AM
My school and all the faculty are pretty awesome and even though I live in a reeeeally tiny town I decided to re-sign anyways because everyone is so laid back and the students are so nice. Plus, there is an amazing temple behind my house and a really nice mountain where I can disappear into the woods when I want some me-time.

Yes! My town is also tiny but I really like it. The students are great and discipline is rarely an issue (and when it is, it's so easy to fix). And I like everyone at work (with the exception of only one creepy/eccentric guy, but one bad egg out of over a dozen is pretty good odds, I think). Everyone is generally really kind! If my schools get funding to keep me on a second year, I'd seriously consider renewing.

Even though it's super rural, the nice thing is that the scenery is quite lovely! Mountains and water all around.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: BigEaredHylian on March 21, 2016, 10:56:34 AM
My workload is lighter in comparison with my last school.

My new area has everything I could possibly need in walking distance.

I drink less.

My visa has finally been approved and maybe soon I'll get paid.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: robin_teacher on March 21, 2016, 11:29:42 AM
- My job is relatively easy.
- I'm paid relatively well.
- I fell in love and later this month my partner is moving in with me. LIFE IS HAPPENING  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Angelinkorea on March 21, 2016, 11:38:54 AM
In between classes I stopepd I talked to a group of really fun Grade 6 girls. They were really excited to have me (previous NET was a grumpy old Brit) and showered me with lovely lies about my looks and we then we all looked at pictures some K-Drama hunk they love. I said bye and went on my way and crossed the path of three grade 3 or grade 4 boys. I said hello and they responded but then one of them kept parroting "hello, hello" in a squeaky, mocking voice. His friends laughed.

I stopped, sighed and got ready to spend 10 minutes yelling at them or ratting them out to their homeroom teacher but fate intervened first.

I heard the "Ya!" I heard the slap. It must have connected really well. Thought about turning around but I kept walking. Let them be dealt with the Korean way. As I turned round the corner the girls were still explaining manners to the little brats but I'm sure I heard some sobbing.

Karma is just. Life is good

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: robin_teacher on March 21, 2016, 11:42:18 AM
Angelinkorea, you needed to step up there. You let a 6th grader go unpunished for hitting another student, and a younger student at that.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Soggysocks on March 21, 2016, 11:49:18 AM
My students are clever, confident, and they make laugh. Every morning, I grumble and moan about having to work, how much I'd rather be in bed, etc. But by first period, I'm already laughing.

I work at a great school, and I'm very fortunate for this opportunity.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Loki88 on March 21, 2016, 11:49:26 AM
My new CTs are awesome.
Less work than last year.
I hear birds and my fingers don't ache from the cold.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Hot6^ on March 21, 2016, 11:52:34 AM
My school changed my schedule now I don't teach any classes on Mondays and enjoy a nice easy day to the start of the week.

My Mondays used to be that way... but then it just made Mondays seem atrociously long... making the whole week seem longer. I dreaded Mondays. I would rather have a couple classes to help the time go by.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Angelinkorea on March 21, 2016, 11:52:45 AM
Angelinkorea, you needed to step up there. You let a 6th grader go unpunished for hitting another student, and a younger student at that.

Meh. Kids hit each other. Kids will always hit each other. At least they did it for a good reason: making me happy.  :smiley: To be honest I am very comfortable with kids getting a smack for being a***oles. I was raised that way and I'm fine, and my mother hits a lot harder than a 13 year old Korean girl.

Also, technically I did not let anything go unpunished. I heard some noises and walked on. Maybe they were clapping. Maybe one of the boys fell and started crying. How can I punish what I didn't see?  :wink:

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on March 21, 2016, 12:10:58 PM
My students are clever, confident, and they make laugh. Every morning, I grumble and moan about having to work, how much I'd rather be in bed, etc. But by first period, I'm already laughing.

I work at a great school, and I'm very fortunate for this opportunity.

Totally agree with this, my students make my day every day  :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 21, 2016, 02:19:03 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Wow, who knew Waygook could vomit rainbows and sunshine like this.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 21, 2016, 02:46:26 PM
Returned to my main school today (after teaching at a travel one) and found a set of stickers on my desk. Each sticker has a random little drawing and then my name printed in hangul!

I have no idea why but what a great surprise!   ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: MissSA on March 21, 2016, 02:47:40 PM
I FIGURED OUT MY WATER HEATING SYSTEM AND FINALLY FOUND EARL GREY TEA (that didn't taste like reconstituted flowers).

No srsly, the ability to take a perfect temperature shower is so wonderful. Top that off with some good quality tea, and this homesickness can simply gtfo.

I love this new thread. Waygook often seems like such a pessimistic place, that can be quite miserable for a first timer like me.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: MeaghanAshley25 on March 21, 2016, 03:03:16 PM
Nobody cried in my class today. Any day that nobody cries is a good day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 21, 2016, 03:07:01 PM
Nice, it took me like 3 months to figure out my water heating! Like it'd be scalding for a few second then drop to freezing. After a ton of googling I managed to find the solution. Now showers are awesome!

Nobody cried in my class today. Any day that nobody cries is a good day.


 :huh: What grade(s) do you teach?? Is there usually crying??
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: JNM on March 21, 2016, 06:16:42 PM
The lady who works at my drycleaner is awesome. She greats me by name.

Costco wool dress pants are one of the few off the rack items i can wear here, so I see her a couple times a week.

Today, 4 pairs of pants and a suit jacket.... 13500 ₩ ... but wait!

She asked, "coupon?"

"No coupon today."

"Today coupon 6000₩! Your total 7500₩"

"Kahamsanida!"

I highly recommend Cleantopia just off Sapyeong Dearo in Banpo-dong.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: friendofcletus on March 22, 2016, 07:02:08 AM
Spring is a wonderful time here: my bike ride to work was rewarding with the chance to see a variety of water fowl, blossoming tress, and a freshly cleaned up walking path along the water way.

And my co-teachers are great this year. They are nice combination of being interested in educating and being laid back.

Hope you people out there in internetville have a fantastic day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: gagevt on March 22, 2016, 08:03:36 AM
I've experienced random acts of kindness in Korea several times, but not in a while. Yesterday while I was waiting for the bus home from one of my rural schools, a Coca Cola delivery truck stopped across the street to drop off drinks to a couple local small convenience stores. The street here is very narrow.

As they were getting in their truck to leave, a young guy hops out the passenger side and jogs over to give me a small grape soda and a bottled water. Typically I don't drink any soda/carbonated beverage(besides beer), but I happily enjoyed the grape drink as they Uturned and left.

Was a nice way to cap off a Monday that, while typically is filled with unruly brats, was unusually calm and tolerable today.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: johnny russian on March 22, 2016, 09:24:57 AM
My school changed my schedule now I don't teach any classes on Mondays and enjoy a nice easy day to the start of the week.

My Mondays used to be that way... but then it just made Mondays seem atrociously long... making the whole week seem longer. I dreaded Mondays. I would rather have a couple classes to help the time go by.

My classes finish at 3pm on monday this year. Only gotta do lesson planning for 2 hours in the afternoon now. Got 1st period free, then 3 classes, then lunch then another 2 clasees, so it's a pretty easy schedule too. Really makes the day fly. Much better than sitting at a desk the whole day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: kyndo on March 22, 2016, 10:39:58 AM
I'm usually the first to vomit sunshine and rainbows (http://smbc-comics.com/comics/20100402.gif), but that typo in the thread title is driving me nuts!

Anywho, got a wedding to go to (as opposed to the far more frequent funeral), a birthday party to attend (cake and booze for everyone!), and it's finally staying light long enough to go hiking and cycling after school! 아사!
Oh, and my overtime cheques are looking pretty fat this month. ^^
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: notjeffery on March 22, 2016, 10:52:46 AM
I climbed into a bus this morning that had been refurbished, which was nice.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Angelinkorea on March 22, 2016, 11:42:09 AM
Just right now. I opened this thread and saw the avatar of the OP. For some reason the thread title and the picture made me imagine a crowd of happy seals tripped out on Ees and bobbing their heads to some old Paul Oakenfold in a warehouse.

Image still in my head and keeping a smile on my face. The kids who clean the English room are going to learn about Happy Hardcore today.

Aceeeeeeeeed!!!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: Hot6^ on March 22, 2016, 11:51:04 AM
I'm usually the first to vomit sunshine and rainbows (http://smbc-comics.com/comics/20100402.gif), but that typo in the thread title is driving me nuts!

Anywho, got a wedding to go to (as opposed to the far more frequent funeral), a birthday party to attend (cake and booze for everyone!), and it's finally staying light long enough to go hiking and cycling after school! 아사!
Oh, and my overtime cheques are looking pretty fat this month. ^^


Yeah. lol, it's like saying Ikea, but not.


You should go to the parties exclaiming to everyone how your checks are, Super Heavy Weight.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 22, 2016, 12:15:42 PM
I'm usually the first to vomit sunshine and rainbows (http://smbc-comics.com/comics/20100402.gif), but that typo in the thread title is driving me nuts!

Anywho, got a wedding to go to (as opposed to the far more frequent funeral), a birthday party to attend (cake and booze for everyone!), and it's finally staying light long enough to go hiking and cycling after school! 아사!
Oh, and my overtime cheques are looking pretty fat this month. ^^

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: The SECOND I clicked to edit my post, the mod submitted an edit.  Fixed and fixed!  I think because it was in all caps and late at night (for me) I glazed over it and never noticed :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 22, 2016, 12:17:40 PM
Just right now. I opened this thread and saw the avatar of the OP. For some reason the thread title and the picture made me imagine a crowd of happy seals tripped out on Ees and bobbing their heads to some old Paul Oakenfold in a warehouse.

Image still in my head and keeping a smile on my face. The kids who clean the English room are going to learn about Happy Hardcore today.

Aceeeeeeeeed!!!!!

I felt like that seal perfectly encapsulates how I just silently internalize all the hilariously awkward shit that happens to me while living here. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 22, 2016, 12:38:48 PM
Found out today that all English teaches have 4th period free, so we're going to start dipping out for lunch twice a month.  Our school lunch kind of sucks, so whoop whoop~!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sillyleaf on March 22, 2016, 01:14:45 PM
Some people would hate it but I really enjoy teaching Elementary, Middle and High school throughout the week.  I have high energy days (normally Elementary and 1st/2nd year middle school) and low energy days (High school and middle 3rd) .  My High school students find it hilarious when I forget to transition from bouncy and energetic Elementary teacher to somewhat serious but happy High school teacher.

 So I went to my HS class today after lesson planning for tomorrows Elementary class:

Me: *opens the door quickly * Hello Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HS students: *look up from sleeping at their desks*
Me: ..... *laughs*
HS boys at back: *in fake high pitched voice* HI TEACH~~~ER~~~!
Me: *in normal voice*  Thanks! Everyone ready for class? 

My students probably think I'm crazy but they complain if my class gets cancelled *shrugs*

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: ThulsaDoom on March 22, 2016, 01:49:59 PM
Nervously asked my boss if I could take a couple days off immediately following Chuseok in order to go to Europe for a week.  He replied, "Oh yeah sure.  What days?" 

Sometimes, hagwons aren't all that bad.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on March 22, 2016, 02:09:34 PM
Walking into the bathroom and Ode to Joy starts playing...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 22, 2016, 02:21:09 PM
One of my elementary schools plays classical music in the bathroom. It always makes me chuckle, hahah

There's a special needs kid at one of my schools. It warms my heart that his classmates are all nice and always try to help and include him, rather than ostracize. Though a pretty rambunctious bunch, their hearts are all in a good place.

In one of my classes today, the lesson was about "Where are you from?" One kid yelled "I'm from 똥개!!" (aka dog shite)  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 22, 2016, 02:22:12 PM
One of my elementary schools plays classical music in the bathroom. It always makes me chuckle, hahah

There's a special needs kid at one of my schools. It warms my heart that his classmates are all nice and always try to help and include him, rather than ostracize. Though a pretty rambunctious bunch, their hearts are all in a good place.

In one of my classes today, the lesson was about "Where are you from?" One kid yelled "I'm from 똥개!!" (aka dog shite)  :laugh:

똥개 is also slang for like a street/stray dog, so I wonder if that was his equivalent of saying "street urchin" a la Aladdin :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 22, 2016, 02:28:08 PM
Lol he's a pretty bright kid, so who knows what he meant!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on March 22, 2016, 02:44:13 PM

There's a special needs kid at one of my schools. It warms my heart that his classmates are all nice and always try to help and include him, rather than ostracize. Though a pretty rambunctious bunch, their hearts are all in a good place.


I've had a fair number of special needs students and I find the other students are usually super great with them. One that I have now is in the sixth grade and doesn't talk. Last year he had a helper who would bring him to class and pick him up when class was finished. The kid would scribble for about ten minutes and then inevitably pass right out for the rest of the class. I feel like he was heavily medicated as it was often difficult to wake him back up. This year however I think they changed his meds. He still requires a helper but he's so much more lively and seems really happy. He's always smiling and ALWAYS waves and grins like crazy when he sees me. These days he really brightens up my days.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on March 28, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
I came to school today and there is an academic yearly calendar on my desk!  I didn't even ask for it!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on March 29, 2016, 02:58:45 PM
Strawberry BANANZA!! Piles of strawberries! All I can eat in the teacher's office.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: courtneym on March 29, 2016, 03:05:11 PM
My coteacher has 'spies' in the other teachers' offices in the school who tell us when the good snacks arrive... and then she goes and brings some back to our office ^.^ Today, there were chocolate bars~!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on March 29, 2016, 03:05:50 PM
We're going on a field trip the day before election day  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on March 29, 2016, 03:21:21 PM
I am super sick so I took yesterday off. Friday is the school's birthday. Even though I'm sick, I'm pretty happy I managed to make this into a three day work week.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: pokute on March 29, 2016, 08:02:56 PM
I'm also a rural one.  I'm starting to notice that I'm having some positive effect on my school and students.  Despite many uphill battles and feelings of isolation and lack of belonging, trying hard to be a good example and teach whatever I know to be true and constructive.  When I see people picking up on it, I get a rush of confidence and self esteem.  Teaching and leading is more natural to me now than a year or two before. 

We've had a change of staff and now they are all pretty much awesome, kind, genuine hard working people.  Principal, VP, everyone is so so nice and humble.  I'm such an intense introvert a lot of the time, especially in this case that requires being on guard and independent, but I'm learning to relax and smile more so hopefully it reflects back on people at work.

I have a clean, quiet, relatively spacious single housing unit which I am very grateful for and can afford to make more comfortable with my own income.

My kids, especially the littler ones, always make me happy and warm inside.  I want to help them grow better and give them opportunities.  I get a lot of maternal feelings toward them.  :-[
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nicole.e.smith on March 30, 2016, 12:25:48 AM
After always having multiple pets for my whole life, it's been strange and stressful living here without any. However, a beautiful cat followed me home a few nights ago and is turning out to be very loving and mostly well-behaved. I feel so much more relaxed and happy  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Pecan on March 30, 2016, 06:31:10 AM
Nicole,

I'm not sure that I understand your post, exactly, but if you are taking in a stray, please think it through before you continue.

If you aren't willing to make a commitment for the life of this cat, please stop now.

It's far crueler to provide for this cat temporarily and then abandon later, as well as incredibly selfish on your part (quite apparent from your post).

You stress level and comfort are important to you, but the well-being of the cat needs to come first.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nicole.e.smith on March 30, 2016, 07:39:03 AM
Nicole,

I'm not sure that I understand your post, exactly, but if you are taking in a stray, please think it through before you continue.

If you aren't willing to make a commitment for the life of this cat, please stop now.

It's far crueler to provide for this cat temporarily and then abandon later, as well as incredibly selfish on your part (quite apparent from your post).

You stress level and comfort are important to you, but the well-being of the cat needs to come first.

It's strange that you would assume that I would abandon him with just the information in the post I made. As this thread was intended for happy things, of course I focused on a happy part of the event instead of the mundane parts of worrying about the process of getting him home with me (thanks for your concern, though).
In the interest of keeping this thread happy, let's focus on happy moments and leave the advice for other threads. For example, the cat seems to be getting less stressed about food after a few days of having regular meals, and is a very friendly cat who likes to have a lot of human contact.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on March 30, 2016, 08:27:41 AM
I only have two classes today, and the foreign language teachers (who I all really like) are all going out for lunch today  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on March 30, 2016, 09:35:10 AM
^^^ I love Nomadicmadda's seal picture.  It makes me smile.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: walrus on March 30, 2016, 11:47:01 AM
Nicole,

I'm not sure that I understand your post, exactly, but if you are taking in a stray, please think it through before you continue.

If you aren't willing to make a commitment for the life of this cat, please stop now.

It's far crueler to provide for this cat temporarily and then abandon later, as well as incredibly selfish on your part (quite apparent from your post).

You stress level and comfort are important to you, but the well-being of the cat needs to come first.

It's strange that you would assume that I would abandon him with just the information in the post I made. As this thread was intended for happy things, of course I focused on a happy part of the event instead of the mundane parts of worrying about the process of getting him home with me (thanks for your concern, though).
In the interest of keeping this thread happy, let's focus on happy moments and leave the advice for other threads. For example, the cat seems to be getting less stressed about food after a few days of having regular meals, and is a very friendly cat who likes to have a lot of human contact.

Nicole,

You need to ignore some of the posters on here as they just reply like a gun that's been shot, but not fully loaded beforehand! I posted that i was happy to have strawberries all winter and got a reply something about crappy berries that freeze or something. And you know that if one buys cheap crap that sits outside all day, one will have cheap crap to eat...But I digress, this is the happy thread, so I'll note that i got a cat four years ago and she brightens my home...Enjoy your kitty!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on March 30, 2016, 12:07:47 PM
I've entered the zen calming eye of the storm that is Korea.

Weeks seem to fly past these days. That makes me happy.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on March 30, 2016, 12:27:20 PM
I actually have enough free time today to finish the lesson materials for next week's classes. It's been a while since the last time I've been able to keep my work at work.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: MAA on March 30, 2016, 12:59:24 PM
I wasn't very happy when I had to change schools but it seems things are really working out. I needed this change. It was science day last week and my co told me I could stay home. She promised she wouldn't look for me. I am in love...lol! She also brings me treats and makes me coffee every morning. On Monday she brought me a notebook. We now have matching notebooks. ;D She also told me that should I need to leave early I should let her know.

This is only a drop in the ocean of kindness that I have experienced from Koreans. I do count my blessings that I can enjoy this amazing opportunity to live and work here.

It's 2pm and I can go home  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks to the OP. It is the first time in a long time I have enjoyed reading a thread on Waygook.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: CazBamber on March 30, 2016, 01:34:02 PM
As a brand new teacher I just pulled off my first really successful lesson. The students all participated, even the ones who usually misbehave in class, and everybody seemed really engaged. Teaching middle school has been a challenge and this was a win!

My CT just pulled me aside to tell me I am doing a really good job and though we have our disagreements I could tell she was really sincere.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on March 30, 2016, 01:41:00 PM
My co-teacher just complimented me on my neck skin  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Soggysocks on March 30, 2016, 01:43:47 PM
We had bibimbap, kiwi and churros today for lunch.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on March 30, 2016, 02:32:02 PM
So nobody showed up to my 7th period  :rolleyes: conversation class for the non-English teachers again this week. Love it so much.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on March 30, 2016, 02:34:58 PM
One of my students gave me chocolate today. I don't know why, but it was nice. :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sillyleaf on March 30, 2016, 03:20:50 PM
My grade 6 students threw me a surprise birthday party after class!  They brought snacks and drinks, sung happy birthday and gave me handmade cards.   Makes me glad I've decided to renew my contract!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 30, 2016, 07:47:20 PM
My grade 6 students threw me a surprise birthday party after class!  They brought snacks and drinks, sung happy birthday and gave me handmade cards.   Makes me glad I've decided to renew my contract!

That's sooo super sweet! I love that!!

Today I hit the ball once in volleyball and e'eryone was impressed. It was actually a pretty decent shot >:D And redeeming since it was the last to go my way and I missed the other few that went my direction. Then at hwesik afterward I killed a bottle of soju on my own and e'eryone thought it 'amazing.'

I used to think soju was swill. Now I drink it like water  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: skye93 on March 31, 2016, 09:58:02 AM
I did a role play with my elementary 3rd graders this morning and most of the class got really into it. One group of girls even added new characters and new scenes! My students are very low level so seeing them producing English voluntarily really warms my heart and makes me feel like I'm doing my job right ;D Happy Thursday everyone~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on March 31, 2016, 02:09:45 PM
Got back from my travel school and it took me a moment to realize my computer monitor was suddenly twice as big as it once was! While I had no issue with the smaller screen, I'm not gonna complain about the surprise upgrade!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sillyleaf on March 31, 2016, 02:48:57 PM


That's sooo super sweet! I love that!!

Today I hit the ball once in volleyball and e'eryone was impressed. It was actually a pretty decent shot >:D And redeeming since it was the last to go my way and I missed the other few that went my direction. Then at hwesik afterward I killed a bottle of soju on my own and e'eryone thought it 'amazing.'

I used to think soju was swill. Now I drink it like water  :cry:

Haha Volleyball skills!  I impress them by the fact I can serve from the back and make it over 3/5 times.

 You kind of become numb to soju after awhile. Ask for Somake  then  slam the end of your metal chopstick into the glass to mix it. That still impresses the teachers I work with even after  almost a year here  XD
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: SmallBaguette on March 31, 2016, 03:11:45 PM
I was enjoying my job a lot last year so I resigned andddddd this year it's even better. So I'm chuffed.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on March 31, 2016, 03:25:24 PM


That's sooo super sweet! I love that!!

Today I hit the ball once in volleyball and e'eryone was impressed. It was actually a pretty decent shot >:D And redeeming since it was the last to go my way and I missed the other few that went my direction. Then at hwesik afterward I killed a bottle of soju on my own and e'eryone thought it 'amazing.'

I used to think soju was swill. Now I drink it like water  :cry:

Haha Volleyball skills!  I impress them by the fact I can serve from the back and make it over 3/5 times.

 You kind of become numb to soju after awhile. Ask for Somake  then  slam the end of your metal chopstick into the glass to mix it. That still impresses the teachers I work with even after  almost a year here  XD

The best way is to stick a chopstick right centre of your glass then hit that chopstick with your other chopstick, like you're playing the triangle? haha

I think Sejong invented this mehtod.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 01, 2016, 09:11:10 AM
My students fooled me today! I normally don't teach this class on Fridays but a student came to the office and asked me to come to class because there was a schedule change.

Off I went, wondering what on earth I was going to teach today and by the time I got there I realized I'd been had.

I'm so proud of them!   ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 01, 2016, 09:21:55 AM
Have any of your students pulled any pranks on you today or have you pulled pranks on them? I'm curious to see how students react to april fool's lol.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on April 01, 2016, 09:59:26 AM
@yirj17, the same thing happened to me last year, but it was true - my first moved class actually was on April Fools Day, what terrible timing, yikes!

Today my first class had all of their desks completely turned around. I walked in backwards, wearing backwards clothes, and exclaimed, "We match!"

Now to see what the other classes have up their sleeves...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: sarahsliz on April 01, 2016, 10:00:09 AM
My students tried to tell me that today is a Korean holiday.  My KT had to explain to them that Korea doesn't own April Fools Day.. :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 01, 2016, 10:39:16 AM
Hmmm backwards clothes! I dig that idea! Maybe next time I'll rearrange the classroom so everything is facing the wrong way!!  :evil:

I forgot until last minute so earlier this week I just did a basic "surprise speaking test but not really" gag at my middle schools. One school just accepted their fate and hit the books (allowed them a 'minute' to prep). But at my other middle, I got exclamations of "Oh my God!" and fearful faces and pleas of "Teacher! 2 minutes, 2 minutes! Please!"  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on April 01, 2016, 10:49:22 AM
I made up a very official looking powerpoint slide that said "English Listening Exam. Chapter 1," and had a stack of papers in my hand (just random stuff from the scratch paper box).

I asked the students if they studied for the exam today, and then pretended to get angry when they said they no, or "What test? A real test?"

I kept that going for a while, saying stuff like "I told you last week. Didn't your homeroom teacher tell you, too?" I even got my CoT in on it, so she was chastising them in Korean for not being prepared for an exam.

Then I went to the next slide, which had "APRIL FOOLS!" in big, red letters.

Much groaning and laughter ensued. The CoT and I got a good chuckle out of it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 01, 2016, 10:58:56 AM
Now this thread has me anxious that people are going to play tricks on me.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: orionchocopie on April 01, 2016, 12:13:10 PM
Who changed the thread name?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 01, 2016, 09:17:21 PM
My April Fool's prank with my wig went off amazingly and everyone fell for it  :laugh: I'm incredibly pleased.

Also ending my night with Spongebob Kraft Mac & Cheese because my mom loves me and sent me an Easter package  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 04, 2016, 12:45:52 PM
As much as I use the opposite thread because of my elementary coT, she does make me laugh every time she refers to us as "prisoners of this island." Instead of asking the typical "What are you going to do this weekend?" she asks "Are you going to escape this island??"  :laugh:

The Korean teachers worry about my mental health if I stay on the island on weekends. Which I find both funny and nice that they're concerned. But now that the weather is nicer, I can adventure outside more!

And a friend found me a pair of abandoned rollerblades (that fit!) so now I've a new hobby!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 04, 2016, 01:01:38 PM
I was just asked when I wanted to do summer camp in APRIL!AND I got to choose my vacation dates! And have been informed of all holidays and tests. This day is amazing.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: z80 on April 04, 2016, 01:40:33 PM
A students father sent me chocolates.... Good ones too.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 08:16:18 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!

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Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 05, 2016, 08:47:14 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/UrUUsA3qDzcFa/giphy.gif)
:shocked: tests??
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 09:35:09 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: daechan16 on April 05, 2016, 09:48:08 AM
First four periods of the day canceled....Thank You Lord for this break....  :azn:  ;D  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 05, 2016, 09:49:09 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 10:16:36 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 05, 2016, 10:32:57 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
After.......... the incident.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 05, 2016, 10:46:40 AM
It looks like this year my co-teacher has decided that my low-level middleschoolers would be better served by games every lesson...

So this takes a huge stress off planning unique lessons for Mondays/Fridays.

Now I can make super simple games where the kids learn a few sentences and expressions every lesson.

Also I now have the confidence to never have to use a bomb game again, the kids preferred these as the wrap-up/review games for my lessons. Now we can do charades, speed-reading etc.  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: ChickenLegsMcGee on April 05, 2016, 10:51:17 AM
22 days until my last day. this is my last full week of work. How epic is that? How. epic. is. that.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 10:59:32 AM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
After.......... the incident.

Pretty sure boats are still "legal" and much of the reactions to that event were a show of face.  Similar to hygienic practices before, during, and after MERS, things went right back to the way they were after the socially appropriate amount of time :rolleyes:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 11:05:47 AM
Who changed the thread name?

FTFY.  Taeyang did, apparently.  :rolleyes:

"Shit" isn't a blocked word on this website, so there's no need to be policing and altering people's words without their consent, Taeyang  :undecided:

The TOS doesn't make any mention of members' use of profanity, and I believe our "level of professionalism" on this site is allowed to be at our own discretion.  After all, we are all allegedly adults here :wink: Thanks~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Vanilla Rice on April 05, 2016, 11:56:40 AM
I requested the name change and they were cool enough to do it for me.  I came online for a quick game and my middle schoolers don't need to see the language in the title of a post on the front page.  If you need to exercise your freedom of expression, can you cuss in the body of your post instead? This isn't some mod power play where you are being oppressed.  I  actually use this site for work and appreciate a professional look to it when I use it in my schools.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 05, 2016, 12:08:18 PM
I was just asked when I wanted to do summer camp in APRIL!AND I got to choose my vacation dates! And have been informed of all holidays and tests. This day is amazing.
How is there enough time in April for that?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 05, 2016, 12:09:21 PM
Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:
Why can't my kids go away for the week!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 05, 2016, 12:11:45 PM
I get it  :angel:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 05, 2016, 12:14:08 PM
I was just asked when I wanted to do summer camp in APRIL!AND I got to choose my vacation dates! And have been informed of all holidays and tests. This day is amazing.
How is there enough time in April for that?
Sorry yeah, I mean I was informed in April of my summer camp dates in the summer. whoops haha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 05, 2016, 12:15:32 PM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
After.......... the incident.

Pretty sure boats are still "legal" and much of the reactions to that event were a show of face.  Similar to hygienic practices before, during, and after MERS, things went right back to the way they were after the socially appropriate amount of time :rolleyes:

I figured it would take 10 years for it to become okay again. Colour me foolish.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 05, 2016, 01:53:32 PM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
After.......... the incident.

Pretty sure boats are still "legal" and much of the reactions to that event were a show of face.  Similar to hygienic practices before, during, and after MERS, things went right back to the way they were after the socially appropriate amount of time :rolleyes:

I figured it would take 10 years for it to become okay again. Colour me foolish.
LOL someone just asked me if the ferry is booked way in advanced (wanting to go during May 5th weekend). I was like...that's like actually around the anniversary time...I don't think she will have to worry about it being booked up. 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Soggysocks on April 05, 2016, 02:55:02 PM
Today in class, I was asking my 5th graders to name off famous people so we could guess their favorite subject. One kids shouts, "Warren Buffet! His favorite subject is money!"

Right on, little dude.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 05, 2016, 03:12:21 PM
No classes for the rest of the week!
:shocked: tests??

Nope, spring field trip.  Kids are all off to Jeju for the week :evil:

Is that legal? I hope they're flying.....

Why wouldn't it be legal?  And yeah, they're all flying from Gwangju.
After.......... the incident.

Pretty sure boats are still "legal" and much of the reactions to that event were a show of face.  Similar to hygienic practices before, during, and after MERS, things went right back to the way they were after the socially appropriate amount of time :rolleyes:

I figured it would take 10 years for it to become okay again. Colour me foolish.

Didn't mean to imply you were dumb for thinking that--I agree that would totally be the norm.  But, you know Korea and "safety" and "learning from mistakes".... :undecided:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: ChrisKorea on April 06, 2016, 07:53:13 AM
Sixteen more days in this school, twenty more days in this country. GO FASTER TIME.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 06, 2016, 12:07:23 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on April 06, 2016, 12:56:58 PM
1. A student asked if he could come to my summer camp today...felt nice that he wanted to come. He even asked if grade 3s were allowed to come!

2. Students that genuinely pay attention and are interested in learning, it's just a pleasure not having to micro manage students to tell them to take out their pencils or open their books to the correct page.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 06, 2016, 01:31:23 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I've been the same way these past couple of days. I'm using my deskwarming time to research grad schools AND potential PhD programs after that (you can never be too prepared, right? RIGHT?!). It's actually really motivating me and making the days go by faster. Oh, and also studying for my GRE which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY OMG HYPERVENTILATING NOW.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 06, 2016, 01:36:46 PM
This morning I was told the dates of all 3 ( :huh:) of my camps, and the dates of my vacation!  They arranged it to include the August 15th holiday which is super nice!  ;D

She said it's not "official" yet, which I think just means it's basically official but a million more people need to sign it first.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 06, 2016, 01:40:37 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I've been the same way these past couple of days. I'm using my deskwarming time to research grad schools AND potential PhD programs after that (you can never be too prepared, right? RIGHT?!). It's actually really motivating me and making the days go by faster. Oh, and also studying for my GRE which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY OMG HYPERVENTILATING NOW.

I just finished and now I'm suuuuuuuper tired haha.  Just have to wait for replies now.  All I want to do is go home and watch TV or a movie and shut my brain off for the day :undecided:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 06, 2016, 02:08:03 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I've been the same way these past couple of days. I'm using my deskwarming time to research grad schools AND potential PhD programs after that (you can never be too prepared, right? RIGHT?!). It's actually really motivating me and making the days go by faster. Oh, and also studying for my GRE which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY OMG HYPERVENTILATING NOW.

I just finished and now I'm suuuuuuuper tired haha.  Just have to wait for replies now.  All I want to do is go home and watch TV or a movie and shut my brain off for the day :undecided:

Finished your GRE or your applications? Either way, good luck! I still have a lot of studying to do, but my scores are improving each time I take a practice test, so that's encouraging.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 06, 2016, 02:15:57 PM
Today my 6th graders saw me write in Korean for the first time and they clapped and cheered. I was just copying it off of a piece of paper, but they were still so impressed. They're constantly making me laugh. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 06, 2016, 02:24:26 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I've been the same way these past couple of days. I'm using my deskwarming time to research grad schools AND potential PhD programs after that (you can never be too prepared, right? RIGHT?!). It's actually really motivating me and making the days go by faster. Oh, and also studying for my GRE which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY OMG HYPERVENTILATING NOW.

I just finished and now I'm suuuuuuuper tired haha.  Just have to wait for replies now.  All I want to do is go home and watch TV or a movie and shut my brain off for the day :undecided:

Finished your GRE or your applications? Either way, good luck! I still have a lot of studying to do, but my scores are improving each time I take a practice test, so that's encouraging.

The school I want to attend isn't in the USA and the GRE/equivalent test isn't required.

And I finished scouring the professor list of the whole department and sending off emails to those who have focused their research in my areas of interest.  Next is contacting current students.

And I'm trying to coordinate doing a CELTA as well as a Sogang Korean course this fall/winter, and the dates are giving me a headache.  Ended up having to email both to get more info and see what my options are :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 06, 2016, 02:49:18 PM
I've spent my entire morning sending out emails to the language and CELTA programs I'm interested in, as well as longer messages to the professors and doctors in the masters program I want to enroll in.  I don't think I've ever had a desk warming day this productive before, and I don't even feel tired :huh:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I've been the same way these past couple of days. I'm using my deskwarming time to research grad schools AND potential PhD programs after that (you can never be too prepared, right? RIGHT?!). It's actually really motivating me and making the days go by faster. Oh, and also studying for my GRE which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY OMG HYPERVENTILATING NOW.

I just finished and now I'm suuuuuuuper tired haha.  Just have to wait for replies now.  All I want to do is go home and watch TV or a movie and shut my brain off for the day :undecided:

Finished your GRE or your applications? Either way, good luck! I still have a lot of studying to do, but my scores are improving each time I take a practice test, so that's encouraging.

The school I want to attend isn't in the USA and the GRE/equivalent test isn't required.

And I finished scouring the professor list of the whole department and sending off emails to those who have focused their research in my areas of interest.  Next is contacting current students.

And I'm trying to coordinate doing a CELTA as well as a Sogang Korean course this fall/winter, and the dates are giving me a headache.  Ended up having to email both to get more info and see what my options are :lipsrsealed:

Ohhh okay. If you don't mind me asking, what program are you applying to?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 06, 2016, 02:52:54 PM
And I finished scouring the professor list of the whole department and sending off emails to those who have focused their research in my areas of interest.  Next is contacting current students.
What do you want from these people?
I'm genuinely curious because I'm never one to take initiative like that.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 07, 2016, 10:06:40 AM
Ohhh okay. If you don't mind me asking, what program are you applying to?
MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/courses/msc-applied-linguistics/)


What do you want from these people?
I'm genuinely curious because I'm never one to take initiative like that.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/E87jjnSCANThe/giphy.gif)
:laugh:
Haha but jokes aside....

My interests in the field are sort of all order the board, so I contacted six professors whose research was of interest to me in some way.  I sent them an email introducing myself and explaining why I was so interested in the program, and asked them questions specific to their research.

The main goal is to just reach out and establish a connection, which is incredibly important with a school this competitive.  I want to improve my chances of being accepted as much as possible, so, even though I'm not applying until the fall semester of 2018, I want to make sure they're familiar with my name and interests and know how hard I would work.

It's sort of the same reason why I started that thread a while back about "Why English Language Instruction is Failing in South Korea (http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=95592.0)"--I just like discussing and exploring the topic in general, so even just emailing back and forth with these professors and hearing their point of view first-hand is fascinating to me.  I've already been emailed back by the director of admissions as well as one professor who gave me a list of academic journals and tips for the next year and a half, which I was really excited about. :shocked:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on April 07, 2016, 11:09:21 AM
Played MJ's Heal The World for my 1st graders at the end of class, watched them earnestly sing along and had to keep myself from tearing up because we're all just, like, in this together, you know?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 07, 2016, 11:20:47 AM
One of my middle grade 2's used the word "elegance" today. I told him I was very impressed!

I adore my coT at this school. There are two grade 1 students who have trouble reading while the rest are fine. At first I thought she was going to ask me to slow down the lessons to their level (cause ain't that how it usually goes?) but she surprised me by saying she wanted to focus on tutoring the two of them while I teach the rest of the class, and she just wanted to check if that was okay with me. She legitimately cares about the students.

Whereas my elem. coT... well let's say, "Oh just ignore them" is her motto regarding struggling students (sorry, I realize this last bit belongs in the other thread but the comparison among coTs is sometimes astounding).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 07, 2016, 11:43:32 AM
Played MJ's Heal The World for my 1st graders at the end of class, watched them earnestly sing along and had to keep myself from tearing up because we're all just, like, in this together, you know?

I'm doing Grade 4's "Don't do that?/Are you OK?" lesson. I have a student named Annie and she's so adorable, sweet and soft spoken. Today................

Annie, are you OK?

Yes.

Are you OK?

Yes.  :lipsrsealed:

Are you OK, Annie?  :afro:

Yes, teacher.  :blank:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: paytonkimberly on April 07, 2016, 11:57:23 AM
I love the positivity here! The "ranting" megathread can be such a downer  :sad:

I've got a bright spot to share... what was my least favorite school last semester has become one of the best parts of my week this semester, and it's mostly due to my adorable new 3rd grade class (elementary)! The kids are too damn cute, always excited to be in my class, and will do anything I request of them without complaint. They have this adorable habit of repeating everything I say very quietly-- not to mock me, but simply to practice their English! It's the cutest!  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 07, 2016, 01:01:29 PM
My CTs and I ordered grills from gMarket and did a cookout last night despite the rain.  Was chilly, but a lot of fun. ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on April 07, 2016, 02:03:39 PM
Played MJ's Heal The World for my 1st graders at the end of class, watched them earnestly sing along and had to keep myself from tearing up because we're all just, like, in this together, you know?

I'm doing Grade 4's "Don't do that?/Are you OK?" lesson. I have a student named Annie and she's so adorable, sweet and soft spoken. Today................

Annie, are you OK?

Yes.

Are you OK?

Yes.  :lipsrsealed:

Are you OK, Annie?  :afro:

Yes, teacher.  :blank:

She's been struck by a smooth seonsaengnim.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 07, 2016, 02:18:46 PM
Went to a cherry blossom festival with my fellow teachers (public school) yesterday. We all had dinner, and while the other teachers left to go home. My principal stayed behind to become my personal tour guide and hike with me to the local temple. He was so happy to show me everything and enjoyed teaching me various things about the culture. He wants to go back with me to the temple on Buddha's birthday for the festival and wants to go on the one hike with me.

I am not used to that level of hospitality, and he's humble (even though he is 64). He wanted to get a coffee together to talk about things in English (he wants to learn English and he wants to teach me Korean xD). I offered to buy the coffee, which I did. He would bring the coffee to the table, even though I offered to carry the coffees.

Any other country you might think he wanted some "special alone time" with me, but he is just that hospitable.

The only con was that he walks like a ^#$^#ing tank. Just to keep up with him  :shocked:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on April 07, 2016, 02:24:37 PM
I'm doing Grade 4's "Don't do that?/Are you OK?" lesson. I have a student named Annie and she's so adorable, sweet and soft spoken. Today................
Annie, are you OK?
Yes.
Are you OK?
Yes.  :lipsrsealed:
Are you OK, Annie?  :afro:
Yes, teacher.  :blank:

:laugh:
No disrespect to the King of Pop, but I very much enjoyed the Alien Ant Farm cover of this. Beautiful ditty!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 07, 2016, 03:02:34 PM
There's a violin class on this floor a couple times a week, and they get better and better with every practice. It's fun hearing the improvement! I hope they have a concert so I can go cheer them on.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 07, 2016, 03:36:47 PM
We have a few contract teachers this year and one came back from his travel school today with pizza for the office!! I think I'm in love. Lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on April 07, 2016, 04:20:33 PM
Today, somebody told me to take the Dongjak off ramp.

I giggled.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: z80 on April 07, 2016, 06:41:57 PM
Yesterday I saw some of my students vandalizing an large election banner that had a picture of the local candidate with the president. They where drawing a dick on PGH. Today the cops show up and other people show up lecturing the students and demanding to know who it was.

The main student that did it looked at me in horror. He's the worst behaved student in class but there is no way I'm grassing him up. He worked that out by my look.

Guess who was an angel in class this afternoon.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 07, 2016, 07:55:05 PM
Today, somebody told me to take the Dongjak off ramp.

I giggled.

North of Toronto, there is a Beeton Offramp.

Amazing.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 08, 2016, 08:47:08 AM
Yesterday I saw some of my students vandalizing an large election banner that had a picture of the local candidate with the president. They where drawing a dick on PGH. Today the cops show up and other people show up lecturing the students and demanding to know who it was.

The main student that did it looked at me in horror. He's the worst behaved student in class but there is no way I'm grassing him up. He worked that out by my look.

Guess who was an angel in class this afternoon.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 08, 2016, 09:03:38 AM
All of the students are on field trips today so no classes!! Woohoo!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Also, this means I can go home for lunch today, which is good because I forgot my phone charger. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Nivea on April 08, 2016, 09:36:53 AM
Yesterday I saw some of my students vandalizing an large election banner that had a picture of the local candidate with the president. They where drawing a dick on PGH. Today the cops show up and other people show up lecturing the students and demanding to know who it was.

The main student that did it looked at me in horror. He's the worst behaved student in class but there is no way I'm grassing him up. He worked that out by my look.

Guess who was an angel in class this afternoon.

I saw a poster of PGH with the eyes blacked out and moustache drawn many years ago during her election campaign. I hope some my high school kids did that.  :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 08, 2016, 10:43:56 AM
The PE teacher found a longboard (and a waveboard??) and brought them into the office.

He doesn't know how to use them but he sure did try. One attempt ended up crashing into the snack table. Naturally another teacher had to try too.

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on April 08, 2016, 01:49:29 PM
I have mentally checked out for the day.

Couldn't decide if this should be a rant or a rave -- I still have work to do, but at the same time I'm pretty pleased with myself.

Ended up going with rave because the overall vibe is WHOOP FRIDAY! Gonna have so much fun this weekend.

Also found out that I'll have three full days to myself at the school because everyone will be gone on some kind of camping field trip.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 08, 2016, 01:54:47 PM
Last class cancelled! Bring on the weekend!

Just realized my sole contributions to the RAVING/HAPPY thread are when my classes are cancelled or when I get to leave school early  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 08, 2016, 02:23:46 PM
Something must be in the air today. Maybe it's the nice weather.

Two coworkers found a lizard and put it in a container which was then put on a female coworker's desk... she screamed and ran away. Lol. Then he and his cohort moved it to another female coworker's desk and the reaction was the same.

I thought the lizard was super cute. They gave it to me to release back into the wild, after the fun had been had.

Happy Friday y'all   ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 08, 2016, 02:37:54 PM
On Fridays, the last two periods of the day, I have a double with three kids. I enjoy it because, the class being so small, I can try out activities and games that won't work well with big classes. I get to be creative and create a different structure compared to my other after school lessons. I also suspect that I might be better able to detect improvement (should there be any) with only three students to focus on. It's a good setup for me to end my week.

That being said: that class was cancelled today ;D Whoop! Happy Friday, everyone!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: courtneym on April 08, 2016, 03:13:28 PM
I teach what other teachers in my school call the 'worst class in the entire grade' every Friday afternoon. Usually it's like pulling teeth, considering they are overall lower level than my other classes and I have no CT.

However, today they were awesome! Of course, by awesome I mean they were like an average day in any other class, but still it was progress. It really put me in a good mood, so I let them finish 3 minutes early and we watched a music video together as a reward for their hard work.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 08, 2016, 03:26:14 PM
One of my co-workers brought my co-teacher and I hot beverages and some cookies!  :angel:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 09, 2016, 12:04:55 AM
Bahaha everyone's offices sound ridiculous today.  My CTs and I went on an afternoon adventure on Tuesday just because we could. (When all the kids left for their trip.)

Today I only had to teach one class at my travel high school, and they watched an episode of Glee because they're one of two classes I have this week and I don't want them getting super far ahead.  It's a mechanics class of low-level, delinquent boys and one super studious girl (poor thing, haha), but they were all really into it.  My second class was canceled because the agriculture kids went on a field trip, so I got to go home by 10AM.  Then when I popped over to my main school at 1:20PM (as required), my CT told me everyone went on a business trip except him and one other teacher and that I could just go home if I wanted. :laugh:

And that's why I was MIA today. :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: dandred on April 09, 2016, 01:38:21 PM
Week eight of my semester starting on Monday, done a 1/4 of my year's work!

Only Seven weeks until my two and a half months vacation.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 11, 2016, 09:06:31 AM
Came in today needing to finish up a PPT only to find the class I needed it for is a lesson behind, so I don't need it until tomorrow :P

We're also apparently canceling 6th period and onward tomorrow so the teachers can go view cherry blossoms, uh, have a business trip. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Aqvm on April 11, 2016, 09:24:46 AM
No school wednesdayyyyy

happydance.gif

 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
(http://tinyimg.io/i/b9AwK20.gif)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 11, 2016, 09:32:06 AM
No school wednesdayyyyy

happydance.gif

 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
(http://tinyimg.io/i/b9AwK20.gif)

(http://tinyimg.io/i/b9AwK20.gif)

I feel the same way so I copied your gif. :laugh: Unfortunately, I will be studying for the GRE all day that day, but on the bright side, I have more time now to study for the GRE. :laugh: Well, I have a month which is plenty of time, I guess.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 11, 2016, 10:19:29 AM
So happy that in addition to Wednesday off, my school just informed me I'm not allowed to go with them on the field trip tomorrow so I get to stay home!  That means I get to go to the BANK!!!!  I'm so excited to get to send money home and NOT have to discuss it with my co-teacher, the other English teachers who sit around me, the vice principal, and the principal.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flower-power-21 on April 11, 2016, 10:27:49 AM
Making test questions for the exam today makes me so happy because it means my "culture classes" are somewhat validated as important...which they are   ;D :wink:

Only one class today too~~  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 11, 2016, 10:47:08 AM
The weekend just ended but I can't wait for Wednesday! (Jindo's sea parting festival was pretty neat, btw)

It's been awhile, but I'm getting into baking again. I have no idea what temperature my little toaster oven heats to (there's no dial for degree options, only one heat setting) so it's all a bit trial and error. However, I have discovered that it can handle chicken! 

So o'er the weekend I attempted cookie cake for a friend's birthday. Laid the batter on a bit too thick so it ended up being more of a cookie loaf but the taste wasn't too shabby!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Hodlpu on April 11, 2016, 02:45:37 PM
Just finished a full day of work, 7 classes.  Now time to sit here with my iced coffee and relax.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 11, 2016, 02:51:17 PM
Ohhhh yeah.  Walked into my 7th hour class ready to start.  Everyone was running around and yelling in Korean.  My co-teacher says "wait a minute".  Homeroom teacher is summoned.  Five minutes later it's confirmed class is canceled because the kids are legally obligated to undergo pre-field trip training or something.  I'm not even mad about the koreanness of it all because my least favorite class is canceled, launching off my two days of midweek vacation.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 11, 2016, 03:01:40 PM
Ohhhh yeah.  Walked into my 7th hour class ready to start.  Everyone was running around and yelling in Korean.  My co-teacher says "wait a minute".  Homeroom teacher is summoned.  Five minutes later it's confirmed class is canceled because the kids are legally obligated to undergo pre-field trip training or something.  I'm not even mad about the koreanness of it all because my least favorite class is canceled, launching off my two days of midweek vacation.

Any ideas on what that entails?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 11, 2016, 03:16:27 PM
I think they had to watch something for 20 minutes?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on April 11, 2016, 10:04:23 PM
Ohhhh yeah.  Walked into my 7th hour class ready to start.  Everyone was running around and yelling in Korean.  My co-teacher says "wait a minute".  Homeroom teacher is summoned.  Five minutes later it's confirmed class is canceled because the kids are legally obligated to undergo pre-field trip training or something.  I'm not even mad about the koreanness of it all because my least favorite class is canceled, launching off my two days of midweek vacation.

Any ideas on what that entails?

I am guessing "If the boat sinks, g t f o"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 14, 2016, 11:49:58 AM
Apparently we're canceling afternoon classes so the teachers can go to a temple together and see the cherry blossoms :laugh: Do we ever teach around here?!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: ChickenLegsMcGee on April 14, 2016, 12:12:07 PM
I just taught my last class ever in Korea! How wonderfully bittersweet. AND 1000 posts all at the same time! Glad to end things on a high note.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 14, 2016, 12:43:52 PM
I just taught my last class ever in Korea! How wonderfully bittersweet. AND 1000 posts all at the same time! Glad to end things on a high note.

and how many years?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on April 14, 2016, 12:55:36 PM
I just taught my last class ever in Korea! How wonderfully bittersweet. AND 1000 posts all at the same time! Glad to end things on a high note.

Congrats! msut be a good feeling. I only have 4 more paydays to go then I am outttt, can't wait  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on April 14, 2016, 04:15:26 PM
I was given my schedule for the year quite awhile ago.
My one CT more or less seemed to think that moving classes on days off, field trips, holidays etc. was totally legit.

(I teach the class biweekly so it always seemed to come back on the days when I wasn't supposed to be there ie. I teach her classes for her.)

I just sat on this until today as I knew it would begin next week. Dropped off the 'oh and make sure you mark down my overtime for next week (about 6 hours around 6 separate weeks throughout the semester).

I of course, don't care in the slightest about the money. I also happened to have looked through the semesters courses and come up with alternate plans that allowed me to teach all of my classes while staying within my time constraints. She gave me the 'it averages' excuse. I have the 'I don't care' response.

My old CT (now mentor to my new CT neither of whom is the one with this problem) came in to help us sort it out. She knows I don't care about the money, asked me why and when I said the money, she gave me the 'your bullshitting look.'

They talked it out with my ever so slight alterations to the schedule suggested at opportune moments.

I now don't have 6 weeks with overtime. My CT has to teach all of her classes and I'm happy as a pig in shit because I not only got exactly what I wanted but some extra on top.

(I thought 2 of those 6 weeks were not up for change, apparently they were, my CT just wanted to end the semester two weeks early and have me teach overtime so she could.)

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 15, 2016, 08:50:44 AM
FRIDAY NUMBER 2!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 15, 2016, 08:58:10 AM
One of my elementary schools has a grade 3 class where there are 9 boys and only 1 girl.

We got a new student this week-- who is a grade 3 AND a female!

She's not alone anymore! And she seems happier. Not that she seemed unhappy to begin with, but now she doesn't have to be the ONLY girl.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Angelinkorea on April 15, 2016, 09:04:42 AM
Today is Science Day! No classes and everyone except me has been roped in to do host activities.

I toyed with the idea of making myself useful but I have 3 weeks worth of gift cookies and I Claudius episodes on youtube. Not going anywhere.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: KirbyFan112 on April 15, 2016, 09:14:40 AM
Today is Science Day! No classes and everyone except me has been roped in to do host activities.

I toyed with the idea of making myself useful but I have 3 weeks worth of gift cookies and I Claudius episodes on youtube. Not going anywhere.

Me too. They asked me to help yesterday, but then retracted that request. Now I be chilling at my desk eatin some choco pies.

But, later today we have a "compulsory" teachers trip... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 15, 2016, 09:32:44 AM
FRIDAY NUMBER 2!!

Yes!! Wednesdays should be off every week

Yes!

Also, I found out that in two weeks all my Friday classes are cancelled ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 15, 2016, 09:34:12 AM
One of my 6th grade students is constantly drawing me pictures and making me origami things and they are absolutely beautiful. I wonder if I should give her something back but I feel that wouldn't be fair to other students. Regardless she is so sweet. Today we were wearing similar baseball tee style shirts and she was over the moon lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 15, 2016, 09:49:36 AM
FRIDAY NUMBER 2!!

Yes!! Wednesdays should be off every week

Yes!

Also, I found out that in two weeks all my Friday classes are cancelled ;D

Ah yes midterms! Me too, I'll have no classes Wed, Thurs and Friday that week. 'Tis one of the most wonderful times of the year.

Some of my classes have already been shanghaied by my co-ts in order to cram for the upcoming tests.  8)

Also, continuing my trend of only posting in this thread when my classes are cancelled  :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on April 15, 2016, 12:43:51 PM
It's Friday and I'm done with my classes for today, I've got a great trip planned for this weekend, and I don't have any classes to teach Monday-Wednesday next week.

Also, brain is nothing but used up ball of paste right now, looking forward to catching up in sleep.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 15, 2016, 01:07:08 PM
My happy shit for the day:
Morning classes at my travel school were canceled today, so I got to sleep in and take my time packing things for my trip up to Seoul this weekend.  I also have dates.  So I got that goin' for me, which is nice. :undecided:

One of my 6th grade students is constantly drawing me pictures and making me origami things and they are absolutely beautiful. I wonder if I should give her something back but I feel that wouldn't be fair to other students. Regardless she is so sweet. Today we were wearing similar baseball tee style shirts and she was over the moon lol

I don't see why not, as long as it's not done in front of others.  Just make it sentimental, like a drawing you did or something.  Don't do candy or a gift with monetary value.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 15, 2016, 01:20:17 PM
Couldn't agree with the Wednesdays off and having a second Friday this week! :)

As for me I'm finally NOT going to Seoul for the weekend but rather down to Gwangju, do some site seeing and exploring the Boseong green tea fields and getting my taste of the green tea ice cream and actual tea haha.

My students today learned I'm yours and took my cellphone momentarily and ran around with it claiming they wanted to see my supposed girlfriend haha.

So all in all it's a good day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 15, 2016, 01:29:42 PM
It's Friday and I'm done with my classes for today, I've got a great trip planned for this weekend, and I don't have any classes to teach Monday-Wednesday next week.

Also, brain is nothing but used up ball of paste right now, looking forward to catching up in sleep.

LOL for a second, I thought I was in the ranting thread and as I read this I was like "Good for you? Where's the rant?" :laugh: Clearly, my brain is also a used up ball of paste right now.

Also, I noticed that some users will post in here and the ranting thread back-to-back (myself included) which I think is hilarious. One minute it's OMFG I HATE MY LIFE and in the next YAY I'M SO HAPPY :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: (Nomadicmadda just did this hahaha which is why I noticed :laugh: )

Edit: I use the smiley a lot, too, apparently. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:




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Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: defenderoftherealm on April 15, 2016, 01:31:12 PM
I walked by a little ajumma yesterday in my stylish hater blockers 8) and as I walked by the ajumma she said "멋있어" to herself.  I know I am so cool and awesome but she verified it.   8) Yeah
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Allegsue on April 15, 2016, 01:57:40 PM
I'm sorry if I make people jealous, BUT I just found out I have 3 Thursdays + Fridays off in a row (well one set will be because of the mid terms). I'm pretty happy vibes, not gonna lie.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 15, 2016, 03:16:33 PM
Going on a field trip tomorrow! With my main coT and a handful of students (including one of my favorites!). Unfortunately the trek begins around 6:30am but I think it'll be fun ^^

Also, I just scored near a dozen tomatoes! Apparently it was the snack of choice today (I can't eat them alone, need a burger or something to go with it, hahah) and on Fridays the leftover snacks get dumped on the lone foreigner  8)

Time to find some tomato-heavy recipes!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 15, 2016, 03:24:36 PM
FRIDAY NUMBER 2!!
Crunk
Crunk
Crunk
Crunk
Crunk it up


 ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 15, 2016, 03:30:08 PM
It's Friday and I'm done with my classes for today, I've got a great trip planned for this weekend, and I don't have any classes to teach Monday-Wednesday next week.

Also, brain is nothing but used up ball of paste right now, looking forward to catching up in sleep.

LOL for a second, I thought I was in the ranting thread and as I read this I was like "Good for you? Where's the rant?" :laugh: Clearly, my brain is also a used up ball of paste right now.

Also, I noticed that some users will post in here and the ranting thread back-to-back (myself included) which I think is hilarious. One minute it's OMFG I HATE MY LIFE and in the next YAY I'M SO HAPPY :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: (Nomadicmadda just did this hahaha which is why I noticed :laugh: )

Edit: I use the smiley a lot, too, apparently. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:




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Haha yeah I know I do it all the time!  I feel like it's good for me to think of something positive after venting something negative, though.  There's a lot that I love about my job and life here, and before this thread only the negatives really had the opportunity to come out. :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on April 15, 2016, 05:34:56 PM
I walked by a little ajumma yesterday in my stylish hater blockers 8) and as I walked by the ajumma she said "멋있어" to herself.  I know I am so cool and awesome but she verified it.   8) Yeah

I read this wrong and thought she wanted to eat you

Me too. But 맛 있어 has a very different meaning when said to a person of the opposite sex...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on April 16, 2016, 05:46:24 PM
On Friday, I was in the bank, and saw a bunch of posters about the new Hana Points app.  I had a bunch of points accumulated during the past 16 months, and no easy way to use them

I asked the teller to help me set it up, but my phone was too full, so I told her I would ask again next time I was in.

Yesterday, I cleaned up my phone, and managed to set the app up myself, despite my extremely low level Korean skills. (I have mad Google Translate skills to make up for it.)

Today, I took the family to Outback Steakhouse, and was pleasantly surprised when, after paying, the app asked me if I wanted to offset the cost of the meal with points.  Over 100 000 won paid for in points, and I still have lots left.


Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 18, 2016, 08:12:20 AM
Also, I noticed that some users will post in here and the ranting thread back-to-back (myself included) which I think is hilarious. One minute it's OMFG I HATE MY LIFE and in the next YAY I'M SO HAPPY :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: (Nomadicmadda just did this hahaha which is why I noticed :laugh: )

Edit: I use the smiley a lot, too, apparently. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:




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Haha yeah I know I do it all the time!  I feel like it's good for me to think of something positive after venting something negative, though.  There's a lot that I love about my job and life here, and before this thread only the negatives really had the opportunity to come out. :azn:

Absolutely! It's all about balance. :azn:

Also, most of my classes have been cancelled today which means I can study for the GRE today while I'm at school!! ;D ;D ;D Woohooooo!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 18, 2016, 09:02:42 AM
The classes are really big in the school, so they're splitting 4th and 6th grade into 4 classes each instead of just 3. It will be nice to not have 30 students in those classes any more! They're also splitting 1st grade (which I don't teach) and they've told my 3rd and 4th grade co that she'll be new class's homeroom teacher which means I don't have to teach with her any more! She's a very nice person, but she's terrible to teach with. I hope 1st grade goes well for her, but I'm so relieved to not be teaching with her.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: orionchocopie on April 18, 2016, 09:09:31 AM
Was on the subway at the weekend, waiting to get into the lift after a long line of people.  Ajosshi from way behind sprints in front of me and leaps into the lift just as the doors are closing.  In this particular lift the doors are very rapid and very forceful, so he got trapped by them across his shoulder and torso.  The doors gripped him for a couple of seconds before opening again.  I'm sure it made a nasty bruise, and it made me very happy.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on April 18, 2016, 09:15:25 AM
Was on the subway at the weekend, waiting to get into the lift after a long line of people.  Ajosshi from way behind sprints in front of me and leaps into the lift just as the doors are closing.  In this particular lift the doors are very rapid and very forceful, so he got trapped by them across his shoulder and torso.  The doors gripped him for a couple of seconds before opening again.  I'm sure it made a nasty bruise, and it made me very happy.

LOL we all need a dose of schadenfreude every now and then. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 19, 2016, 07:45:32 AM
All my classes are cancelled today because of a school event today. I'm apparently going to help out with a 'jump rope' event thing today and also go into the local village with the students.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: MissSA on April 19, 2016, 08:02:14 AM
Happiness for today:
I brought home made banana bread for the staff and my VP said (via my CT) "This is how what the native teachers role should be, to only bring happiness", at which point my CT side-eyed me and mumbled under her breath "He also means that the previous Native Teacher only brought sadness."  :angel: :angel: lol yay? It made me happy! I've only heard the strangest things about this poor previous NT, and I love it when Korean's throw shade. It's always so sneaky!  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 19, 2016, 09:18:31 AM
Happiness for today:
I brought home made banana bread for the staff and my VP said (via my CT) "This is how what the native teachers role should be, to only bring happiness", at which point my CT side-eyed me and mumbled under her breath "He also means that the previous Native Teacher only brought sadness."  :angel: :angel: lol yay? It made me happy! I've only heard the strangest things about this poor previous NT, and I love it when Korean's throw shade. It's always so sneaky!  :laugh:

I know this is the happy happy thread but I just gotta point out that this attitude pisses me off. "Foreigners" are humans too. We're allowed to be unhappy sometimes. Maybe the previous NET at your school was a real pill but I don't think we have to constantly beam sunshine up everyone's asses just to get along here. Doing a good job should be enough.

I feel like NETS are sometimes thought of as a "broken toy" if we don't gamely smile, bow and kowtow to every situation and awkward conversation.  >:(

Sorry for the digression, I'll go back to the rant thread now  :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: denimdaze on April 19, 2016, 09:29:05 AM
One of the teachers got married last weekend and gave everyone cookies today.  They remind me of biscotti.  I love biscotti!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 19, 2016, 09:49:33 AM
I found out that I have no classes on wednesday so I literally get to derp around all day wednesday in my classroom. Additionally this friday I'm going on a field trip with my 5th and 6th graders so I technically get the day off (aka no teaching!) I also got invited to play volleyball with the teachers and I'll be practicing with them and competing in a league game with other schools. Sounds like this week is off to a great start.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on April 19, 2016, 10:01:49 AM
Another family dinner on Points last night!

 ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 19, 2016, 10:57:28 AM
First class of the week cancelled!  8)

Feet are up and the coffee is goooood  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 19, 2016, 12:34:38 PM
Happiness for today:
I brought home made banana bread for the staff and my VP said (via my CT) "This is how what the native teachers role should be, to only bring happiness", at which point my CT side-eyed me and mumbled under her breath "He also means that the previous Native Teacher only brought sadness."  :angel: :angel: lol yay? It made me happy! I've only heard the strangest things about this poor previous NT, and I love it when Korean's throw shade. It's always so sneaky!  :laugh:

I know this is the happy happy thread but I just gotta point out that this attitude pisses me off. "Foreigners" are humans too. We're allowed to be unhappy sometimes. Maybe the previous NET at your school was a real pill but I don't think we have to constantly beam sunshine up everyone's asses just to get along here. Doing a good job should be enough.

I feel like NETS are sometimes thought of as a "broken toy" if we don't gamely smile, bow and kowtow to every situation and awkward conversation.  >:(

Sorry for the digression, I'll go back to the rant thread now  :P

This makes me think of a story from orientation. Our coordinator said there was this one teacher who was apparently really bad at his job. When he asked the school why they didn't let him go, they said that they couldn't fire him because he smiles all the time. Lol logic
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 19, 2016, 12:47:19 PM
Happiness for today:
I brought home made banana bread for the staff and my VP said (via my CT) "This is how what the native teachers role should be, to only bring happiness", at which point my CT side-eyed me and mumbled under her breath "He also means that the previous Native Teacher only brought sadness."  :angel: :angel: lol yay? It made me happy! I've only heard the strangest things about this poor previous NT, and I love it when Korean's throw shade. It's always so sneaky!  :laugh:

I know this is the happy happy thread but I just gotta point out that this attitude pisses me off. "Foreigners" are humans too. We're allowed to be unhappy sometimes. Maybe the previous NET at your school was a real pill but I don't think we have to constantly beam sunshine up everyone's asses just to get along here. Doing a good job should be enough.

I feel like NETS are sometimes thought of as a "broken toy" if we don't gamely smile, bow and kowtow to every situation and awkward conversation.  >:(

Sorry for the digression, I'll go back to the rant thread now  :P

This makes me think of a story from orientation. Our coordinator said there was this one teacher who was apparently really bad at his job. When he asked the school why they didn't let him go, they said that they couldn't fire him because he smiles all the time. Lol logic

I know you already said you're with JLP, but if you hadn't, that would have confirmed it without a doubt  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
#QuotesFromChris
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on April 19, 2016, 03:19:38 PM
On the bright side. The people who came to my teachers class were all the awesome people and no annoying ones. Probably the nicest conversation I have ever had with co-workers anywhere ever... and only 20 mins left. Good day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 19, 2016, 03:24:44 PM
I also got invited to play volleyball with the teachers and I'll be practicing with them and competing in a league game with other schools.
A couple of years ago at my elementary school every Friday at 3pm was volleyball time, Principal's instructions.  I really liked it.  But as I am 1.82 m I obviously got stuck on the net.  Maybe your new position?

I'm actually not tall at all haha. I'm only 167cm so I think they're mostly going to have me play near the back haha.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 20, 2016, 08:41:38 AM
There is a double English lesson for my grade 5's on Wednesdays. I normally take the 2nd half and the KET takes the firs half. The first period was cancelled for the whole school, however the KET did not mention this to me yesterday and this morning, even though I asked both times if there were any changes. So I told him that he can teach his lesson in my half (I did not prepare to teach his half as I did not know about the cancellation). Basically, I'm not going to teach his content for him. I will teach my section tomorrow. Not going to teach things in the wrong order. So I'm not teaching grade 5's today (aka, the loudest class)  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 20, 2016, 08:45:48 AM
My worst two lessons of the week and in fact the only 2 reasons I hate anything about my job, are cancelled today  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 20, 2016, 09:31:02 AM
My coteacher just helped me set up automatic bill payments.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 20, 2016, 10:25:33 AM
Midterms being just around the corner and all, the English Ts are running around making and correcting test questions. They usually ask me to proof-read everything and offer suggestions.

I like it because NONE of the teachers have ever given me the "Well, it's in the book so..." spiel when I pointed out that something was wrong. They also let me change questions and add some that I feel would be appropriate. Never any disagreements and they usually defer to my opinion as a native speaker. I actually feel like part of the "team". Feels good, man. Feels real good.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 20, 2016, 10:31:05 AM
No, CoT, not every animated short film is a "Pixar movie."

Some of the animation is embarrassing.

I am petty.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 20, 2016, 10:31:17 AM
Midterms being just around the corner and all, the English Ts are running around making and correcting test questions. They usually ask me to proof-read everything and offer suggestions.

I like it because NONE of the teachers have ever given me the "Well, it's in the book so..." spiel when I pointed out that something was wrong. They also let me change questions and add some that I feel would be appropriate. Never any disagreements and they usually defer to my opinion as a native speaker. I actually feel like part of the "team". Feels good, man. Feels real good.

Same!  Feels good to have your word taken over a Korean-written test question. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 20, 2016, 10:40:14 AM
No, CoT, not every animated short film is a "Pixar movie."

Some of the animation is embarrassing.

I am petty.

That is annoying, but you're aware you're in the happy thread, right?  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 20, 2016, 10:43:34 AM
No, CoT, not every animated short film is a "Pixar movie."

Some of the animation is embarrassing.

I am petty.

That is annoying, but you're aware you're in the happy thread, right?  :wink:

Ah shit.

Gotta put a positive spin on it.

Thank god Pixar doesn't have a monopoly on animation! This lets everyone have a go at it!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Somebody on April 20, 2016, 10:49:11 AM
No, CoT, not every animated short film is a "Pixar movie."

Some of the animation is embarrassing.

I am petty.

That is annoying, but you're aware you're in the happy thread, right?  :wink:

Ah shit.

Gotta put a positive spin on it.

Thank god Pixar doesn't have a monopoly on animation! This lets everyone have a go at it!  ;D

You brightened my day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 20, 2016, 11:00:05 AM
Midterms being just around the corner and all, the English Ts are running around making and correcting test questions. They usually ask me to proof-read everything and offer suggestions.

I like it because NONE of the teachers have ever given me the "Well, it's in the book so..." spiel when I pointed out that something was wrong. They also let me change questions and add some that I feel would be appropriate. Never any disagreements and they usually defer to my opinion as a native speaker. I actually feel like part of the "team". Feels good, man. Feels real good.

Nice! At the beginning of the semester, my main coT asked me to make speaking tests. She also wants me to grade the students (she'll grade as well) and then we go over each student's performance and determine their final score. It's nice to feel like my opinion matters and that we work well together as a team! I'm really happy w/both my middle school coTs, actually.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 20, 2016, 11:03:10 AM
Had my first open class today! Which was super uneventful.

Apparently the parents just wander around to whatever class they feel like observing. Only one lady dropped in and ever so briefly at that. Which is too bad, cause she missed the activities! The main activity was musical chairs and the students got really, really into it! So much so that we played it twice as long as expected!

Also, because of open class day, the schedule is all shuffled around so instead of teaching classes back to back as usual, there's breaks in between. Pretty nice for a change!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on April 20, 2016, 11:54:21 AM
Just found out that the school I teach at once a week, which I don't really like, next week will have sports day (classes cancelled) and the following week is the school's founding day (no school).

Hip-hip-hooray! :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 21, 2016, 12:00:57 PM
The 6th graders are in an uproar because there are too many kids in each class so starting tomorrow there will be four 6th grade classes instead of three.  A couple girls spent the whole lunch period sobbing because they're going to be separated from their friends.

 I felt bad for them but I was having the hardest time not laughing because they acting like they were moving to a different country or something.

Even though they're heartbroken I'm happy because the smaller class sizes will be so much easier to manage and interact with.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Aristocrat on April 21, 2016, 12:05:26 PM
I just love the Jeonse system.
I'm about to move into a much nicer apartment, and thanks to EPIK's apartment allowance, my wife and I will be earning an extra 400k per month and free internet!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 21, 2016, 12:56:20 PM
Got free cookies today! My travel school kids made some yesterday. They're super cute animals! Ducks, frogs... and moles lol. I thought it was an earless bear but all right.

My grade 2s really got into brainstorming today! We had the entire board covered and they were still going!  ;D

For the activity (design your own store) , one of my students drew a pharmacy. I spied something very interesting so I asked what it was-- "It's snake alcohol! Very good medicine!!"  :laugh: I burst out laughing and gave him a high five
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Angelinkorea on April 21, 2016, 01:59:57 PM
This could have gone into the ranting thread but for me being in a good mood. I have been roped in to teach some advanced classes about the awesomeness that is Europe. No probs plus extra money. So far we have done 3 countries and had great fun.

Today however I have just been told it might be"difficult" because the empty class room next door is being used to practice a dance routine. "What dance routine?" I hear you ask with bated breath. None other than that odd Dodko dance they use for flashmobs in places like Argentina where no one understands why a whole bunch of Asian kids just started  playing a midi song and then do a weird routine to it.

Normally this would piss me off but today I am going to fight fire with fire. Today's theme is Russia and Slavic countries. It's the trololo song, Kalinka and some Hopak to top it off. And my English room sound system is much better than theirs.

Bring It On 6: K-class combat.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flower-power-21 on April 21, 2016, 02:23:05 PM
My third grader middle schoolers are making their own restaurant this week and I was very nervous for the boys.  However, one boys class did great today and worked on teamwork and creativity!

Also, it is the best when I see a kid smiling during class... makes me feel like I'm doing something right!  :laugh: tomorrow is friday!!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 21, 2016, 02:54:30 PM
This could have gone into the ranting thread but for me being in a good mood. I have been roped in to teach some advanced classes about the awesomeness that is Europe. No probs plus extra money. So far we have done 3 countries and had great fun.

Today however I have just been told it might be"difficult" because the empty class room next door is being used to practice a dance routine. "What dance routine?" I hear you ask with bated breath. None other than that odd Dodko dance they use for flashmobs in places like Argentina where no one understands why a whole bunch of Asian kids just started  playing a midi song and then do a weird routine to it.

Normally this would piss me off but today I am going to fight fire with fire. Today's theme is Russia and Slavic countries. It's the trololo song, Kalinka and some Hopak to top it off. And my English room sound system is much better than theirs.

Bring It On 6: K-class combat.

RIP Eduard Khil.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 21, 2016, 05:04:41 PM
On Tues. & Thurs. a handful of teachers go out to dinner with the students (nothing 'fancy' like hweshiks or anything). The teachers are on a rotation. Sometimes teachers donate their spot to me if they don't feel like going out to eat. Hey, less food I have to cook!  :laugh:

One of the teacher's has a 5 year old daughter. I can usually understand her when she talks in Korean, which is cool, hahah.

On the way home from my travel school, an old ahjumma with an adorable dog (there's another puppy now, too!) stopped me to chat. She only speaks Korean and I vaguely understood the general questions! I totally butchered my delivery of Korean in response but I can foresee practicing Korean with her in the future  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on April 22, 2016, 08:33:45 AM
First graders are on a field trip so I only have one class to teach AND IT'S FRIDAY.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on April 22, 2016, 08:59:36 AM
For the first time, maybe ever since it's conception, the ranting thread is not on the front page! (for now, give it time)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: beeonka on April 22, 2016, 09:00:29 AM
4th grade is on field trip so i have no class now! and it's friday! :]
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 22, 2016, 09:30:17 AM
Ahhh, booking a trip for the May 5-8 long weekend was INSANE.  Almost everything was sold out and I spent 5 hours looking, but I finally booked Okinawa!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: west coast tatterdemalion on April 22, 2016, 10:07:46 AM
Love these exam periods..so many classes cut. I've been enjoying a nice, easy schedule lately. ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 22, 2016, 10:17:43 AM
Love these exam periods..so many classes cut. I've been enjoying a nice, easy schedule lately. ;D

Yup, me too all morning NOTHING. Life is good. Woke up feeling rested today (that's rare), nice weather and some fun weekend plans coming up. Love. It.  8)

For the first time, maybe ever since it's conception, the ranting thread is not on the front page! (for now, give it time)

It's baaaaaaack!  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on April 22, 2016, 10:18:39 AM
Ahhh, booking a trip for the May 5-8 long weekend was INSANE.  Almost everything was sold out and I spent 5 hours looking, but I finally booked Okinawa!

Congrats, enjoy your time
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 22, 2016, 11:53:15 AM
I just realized I went up to 4 stars on Waygook! I'm not sure why but its satisfying! hehe
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on April 22, 2016, 12:10:19 PM
I just realized I went up to 4 stars on Waygook! I'm not sure why but its satisfying! hehe
Just wait until you hit the 2000 post landmark!
They send you a beautiful trophy (http://vinepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trophy-beer-inside.jpg), to offset that horrible feeling of having wasted wayyyyy too much time (http://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/MjAxMi1mNjlmMGJmYTA4NWMzOGQ2.png) arguing with imaginary people. Yes, imaginary. Not all of you exist.I hope.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 22, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
I just realized I went up to 4 stars on Waygook! I'm not sure why but its satisfying! hehe
Just wait until you hit the 2000 post landmark!
They send you a beautiful trophy (http://vinepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trophy-beer-inside.jpg), to offset that horrible feeling of having wasted wayyyyy too much time (http://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/MjAxMi1mNjlmMGJmYTA4NWMzOGQ2.png) arguing with imaginary people. Yes, imaginary. Not all of you exist.I hope.
  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on April 22, 2016, 12:38:28 PM
It's almost the end of the day!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Diekatkomweer on April 22, 2016, 01:09:55 PM
Yes!! I'm glad someone made this thread.
Everytime I hang out with foreigners, we all complain about and compare Korea to our countries.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 22, 2016, 01:40:35 PM
SEXISM!

Now that I have your attention

So stoked with one of my female middle school students who completely crushed it in the boggle monthly competition.

I taught her last year in elementary and all her girl friends in 6th grade were holding her back and stopping her from engaging in classes, it got to the point where I felt I was only teaching the boys, even though I went out of my way to try and engage the female learners in the lesson.

So now she's free of those friends that held her back and she's killing it in classes, it's so nice to see and it's one of the few times I can see concrete evidence that I've actually had a meaningful impact on kids.

She actually got the highest score in the entire middle school and she's only 1st grade (they all used the same boggle layouts for the competition).
 :azn: ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 22, 2016, 02:29:32 PM
So stoked with one of my female middle school students who completely crushed it in the boggle monthly competition.

I taught her last year in elementary and all her girl friends in 6th grade were holding her back and stopping her from engaging in classes, it got to the point where I felt I was only teaching the boys, even though I went out of my way to try and engage the female learners in the lesson.

So now she's free of those friends that held her back and she's killing it in classes, it's so nice to see and it's one of the few times I can see concrete evidence that I've actually had a meaningful impact on kids.

Yayness! Congrats on making a meaningful impact on your kids!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 22, 2016, 02:36:21 PM
Because I had an open class on Wednesday, I taught an extra lesson that day which means today (our usual day) I didn't have to teach that class. My after school double also got cancelled because some of our students are participating in a sports competition. That means I taught exactly ONE lesson today! And it's FRIDAY!!Whoop!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 22, 2016, 02:44:22 PM
My new coteacher is so sweet and seems like she's hardworking. She wants to plan the lessons together, which is a drastic change from the old co who just ignored me. I think we'll get along well. :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 22, 2016, 02:48:56 PM
I'll have like like 9 classes total over the next two weeks  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 22, 2016, 02:50:09 PM
Because I had an open class on Wednesday, I taught an extra lesson that day which means today (our usual day) I didn't have to teach that class. My after school double also got cancelled because some of our students are participating in a sports competition. That means I taught exactly ONE lesson today! And it's FRIDAY!!Whoop!

Exactly ONE lesson is the perfect number of lessons  :azn:
GG
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 22, 2016, 03:15:25 PM
One of the teachers brought a guitar from the music room into the teachers' office.

Another teacher mentioned I play a little; now I have "homework" -- to learn the House of the Rising Sun by next week. Lol

Now we're just squandering the rest of the work day playing on instruments. Hahaha. The principal even wandered in and out and didn't seem to mind. Friday chill day.

My primary instrument is violin though, so the teacher said we should form a band. Lol! I am so down for some jamming
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 25, 2016, 03:24:47 PM
I have been informed by some coworkers that everyone envies my mug (it's a Minecraft creeper head), particularly the PE teacher.

Apparently he has been caught eyeing it. They [jokingly] told me I should hide it to keep it safe.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Korean Yorkshireman on April 25, 2016, 04:14:08 PM
Well... Just been informed that on Friday my 1st period class has been cancelled as they are practicing for sports day AND my 3rd and 4th periods have been cancelled too as we are having a performance about not smoking.

So I just have 2nd and 5th periods to do, a 3rd grade class and a 4th grade class.

NICE!
 ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: bluehermione on April 26, 2016, 07:51:49 AM
All my kids have a two-day camping trip yesterday and today, which means this is my second day of being all alone at school, drinking my coffee in peace and being productive. ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 26, 2016, 08:11:14 AM
My coteacher and I used a chicken puppet to demonstrate some action words in 3rd grade, and for the last few weeks whenever we go to class the kids whine and beg for the chicken puppet. I got tired of it so I told them I fried and ate it and now they don't ask for it any more.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on April 26, 2016, 08:12:52 AM
1st off - first two periods with my 3rd graders are cancelled b/c they are practicing for Sports Day next week. (I like them and they're cute, but lots of energy - not complaining about a rest).

2nd - found out that my Monday & Tuesday classes next week are pretty much cancelled b/c my school is have some sort of "Happy Flower" week of different activities (including making a bench(?) and Sports Day).

3rd - Wednesday class is cancelled b/c of Sports Day at my 2nd school.

4th - 5 Day weekend (WOOT!!)

THEN...the following week
  I get Wednesday off b/c it's my 2nd school's birthday.
  I get Friday off b/c it's my 4th school's birthday.

  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 26, 2016, 09:41:45 AM
1st off - first two periods with my 3rd graders are cancelled b/c they are practicing for Sports Day next week. (I like them and they're cute, but lots of energy - not complaining about a rest).

2nd - found out that my Monday & Tuesday classes next week are pretty much cancelled b/c my school is have some sort of "Happy Flower" week of different activities (including making a bench(?) and Sports Day).

3rd - Wednesday class is cancelled b/c of Sports Day at my 2nd school.

4th - 5 Day weekend (WOOT!!)

THEN...the following week
  I get Wednesday off b/c it's my 2nd school's birthday.
  I get Friday off b/c it's my 4th school's birthday.

  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

 :huh: I'm so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: okapifire on April 26, 2016, 09:54:40 AM
I just found next Tuesday is Sports Day and my school is taking off Wed to Fri for Childrens Day. So I only have to teach one day next week.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 26, 2016, 09:56:52 AM
I just found next Tuesday is Sports Day and my school is taking off Wed to Fri for Childrens Day. So I only have to teach one day next week.
That would've caused me to put this in the ranting and venting thread  :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 26, 2016, 10:42:40 AM
My adorable 5th graders told me today that they like me much better than the last English teacher (who was here for three years). Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Soggysocks on April 26, 2016, 01:53:34 PM
My coteacher said that one of our 6th graders reminds her of a meerkat.  :laugh: :laugh: He totally does have the personality of a feisty little meerkat, and it makes me love him more than I already do.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 26, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
My kids are canceling classes in order to self-study for midterms next week (high school).  I walked into a class and they were 50/50 on studying vs. having a lesson with me, and then when I said goodbye they all shouted, "Nooooooo!" and, "I love you!"  and, "I will miss you NomadicMadda teacher!!!!!!" :laugh:

I've been having a shit day, but it made me smile.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 26, 2016, 02:42:32 PM
Haha, that's exactly what happened with my middle schoolers.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 26, 2016, 03:04:35 PM
My coteacher is bored and was saying how she wants to go home (it has been a pretty boring afternoon) so I joked and said that I promise I won't tell anyone if she leaves early. She says, "I think nobody will ask you." Ha! :P Fair enough. I'm glad I have easygoing coteachers that I can joke around with.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 27, 2016, 08:27:40 AM
Two classes cancelled today!!!! Grade 5's are going on a picnic today, despite it pouring with rain  :laugh:.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 27, 2016, 08:29:14 AM
My co-teacher gave me some beautiful earrings for my birthday  ;D.  No classes today  ;D.  Even my teacher class was canceled  ;D.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chrislis90 on April 27, 2016, 09:20:44 AM
Midterms this week, 4 day weekend next week and lots of field trips and random days off to come within the next month. What a good day of news  ;D 8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on April 27, 2016, 09:39:32 AM
I'm amused at the fact that the majority of the raving/happy shit teachers here post (including myself) are about when classes are cancelled  :laugh:  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 27, 2016, 09:49:37 AM
I just experienced my first "thank you for telling me last minute that classes are cancelled" experience and I got to say, I kind of like it.  :evil:

Now with two classes canceled I can sit back, watch some travel videos to inspire where I shall take my first vacation.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 27, 2016, 12:33:42 PM
My co-teacher gave me some beautiful earrings for my birthday  ;D.  No classes today  ;D.  Even my teacher class was canceled  ;D.

Pics?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on April 27, 2016, 01:08:00 PM
Because of all the holidays/Sports Day/School Birthdays coming up, I have all my lesson plans done for the next 3 weeks.

BOOM!!

....time to figure out something else productive to do.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on April 27, 2016, 01:13:42 PM
...so I just took a nap... (http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,91412.msg620114.html#msg620114)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on April 27, 2016, 01:15:56 PM
My school now has green white board markers. This is amazing, omg the things I can do. the possibilities are nearly endless...

My wife is also on vacation. Last night I got to sleep starfished on my own bed for the first time in something like 5 years.... it was truly and utterly amazing. Being single had some perks.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on April 27, 2016, 01:19:30 PM
...just took a nap (http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,91412.msg620114.html#msg620114)...
Oooh. Nice. Clever linkies!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: orionchocopie on April 27, 2016, 01:39:14 PM
*breathe
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 27, 2016, 01:44:50 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Cakemix on April 27, 2016, 02:03:21 PM
Getting my license in Korea was super easy (taking all the actual tests) and now riding a motorcycle around is SICK
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on April 27, 2016, 02:05:22 PM
Getting my license in Korea was super easy (taking all the actual tests) and now riding a motorcycle around is SICK
Make sure you register it. They seized mine.  :sad:


(Edit to make post fit topic) ...which is awesome because I totally would have killed myself by now in some horrendous accident zipping about as I was!  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: robin_teacher on April 27, 2016, 02:25:49 PM
The level of dust is pretty low and it's cool out; I'm going for a long run after work. Gonna blast some music, work up a sweat, it'll be great!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Action Jackson on April 28, 2016, 05:09:44 AM
I've gotten myself a new job.  After 7 years in Korea, it seems that we'll be parting ways come this summer. 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: KirbyFan112 on April 28, 2016, 08:20:18 AM
5 DAY WEEKEND NEXT WEEK!!! WHOOOOO
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on April 28, 2016, 08:41:38 AM
Getting my license in Korea was super easy (taking all the actual tests) and now riding a motorcycle around is SICK

Wouldn't drive a car in Korea (and that's with the added protection of being surrounded by metal and crumple zones), can't imagine riding motorbike here (where you are the crumple zone) - Koreans drive like morons, saw two near collisions yesterday (would have been instant death if they collided), morons overtaking on blind corners and rises.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on April 28, 2016, 08:56:36 AM
*breathe

You see?  That is what happens.  The extra oxygen makes me light-headed.
;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 09:10:41 AM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on April 28, 2016, 10:12:59 AM
Two classes taken over by teachers who need the extra time to catch those students up on mid-term material, two other classes watching a movie, and the others are self-studying.

At this rate I'll have ALL of next semester's materials finished and ready to go.

I also got the Baskin Robbins Ironman and Captain America headphones yesterday. Going to put them on my desk to see if any of my boys notice and say anything about them.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 28, 2016, 10:45:08 AM
There's a very sweet 5th grader who is a little slow but he tries his best and today I could really tell that his hard work is paying off. He's improved so much and was doing the group activity without any help. He even volunteered for a role play! I was so happy I felt like my heart might explode. 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 10:55:14 AM
Two classes taken over by teachers who need the extra time to catch those students up on mid-term material, two other classes watching a movie, and the others are self-studying.

At this rate I'll have ALL of next semester's materials finished and ready to go.

I also got the Baskin Robbins Ironman and Captain America headphones yesterday. Going to put them on my desk to see if any of my boys notice and say anything about them.
They have headphones? I thought it was just the ice cream!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 10:58:38 AM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on April 28, 2016, 11:06:53 AM
Two classes taken over by teachers who need the extra time to catch those students up on mid-term material, two other classes watching a movie, and the others are self-studying.

At this rate I'll have ALL of next semester's materials finished and ready to go.

I also got the Baskin Robbins Ironman and Captain America headphones yesterday. Going to put them on my desk to see if any of my boys notice and say anything about them.
They have headphones? I thought it was just the ice cream!

It's part of a limited promotion for the new Avengers film. It started yesterday and I THINK it's supposed to continue until supplies are exhausted?

You're supposed to buy some ice cream (a quart or higher, or basically the equivalent of spending 13500 won or higher) and then you have the option of purchasing one of the headphones for an additional 3000 won. You can take a look at the image I attached.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 12:09:52 PM
Two classes taken over by teachers who need the extra time to catch those students up on mid-term material, two other classes watching a movie, and the others are self-studying.

At this rate I'll have ALL of next semester's materials finished and ready to go.

I also got the Baskin Robbins Ironman and Captain America headphones yesterday. Going to put them on my desk to see if any of my boys notice and say anything about them.
They have headphones? I thought it was just the ice cream!

It's part of a limited promotion for the new Avengers film. It started yesterday and I THINK it's supposed to continue until supplies are exhausted?

You're supposed to buy some ice cream (a quart or higher, or basically the equivalent of spending 13500 won or higher) and then you have the option of purchasing one of the headphones for an additional 3000 won. You can take a look at the image I attached.
Oh that's awesome! Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out. I used to have a pair of One Piece headphones I used at school that some of my students loved and were super excited when they saw them.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on April 28, 2016, 12:12:19 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 12:18:14 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Maybe it depended on what part of Seoul, because I was in a cafe at Hapjeong. Then again, it was nearly two weeks ago.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on April 28, 2016, 12:55:24 PM
I REALLY misinterpreted/couldn't remember the schedule tomorrow. Usually I teach periods 2-4 then have lunch and have one more after lunch. I thought tat I had 5 classes tomorrow so I went to clarify with my CoT and she said, "You only teach classes 5 and 6." (The ones after lunch)

I have no classes from 8:40 until 1:10. Hells yeah! :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on April 28, 2016, 01:03:42 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Maybe it depended on what part of Seoul, because I was in a cafe at Hapjeong. Then again, it was nearly two weeks ago.

Yeah, it did a couple of weeks ago, but I was referring to yesterday. Hopefully there will be some in the coming forecast!  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 01:21:17 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Maybe it depended on what part of Seoul, because I was in a cafe at Hapjeong. Then again, it was nearly two weeks ago.

Yeah, it did a couple of weeks ago, but I was referring to yesterday. Hopefully there will be some in the coming forecast!  :wink:
Oh! Haha, then yeah, you're right. I didn't even know it rained yesterday and that I was missing out! Bummer. Oh well, yesterday was still a good day.

I went and saw Civil War and before I left for it right after school, a few students that know I love comic book stuff ran up showing off their movie tickets and we chatted about it a little. Its always fun being able to talk to them about mutual interests!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on April 28, 2016, 01:27:50 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Maybe it depended on what part of Seoul, because I was in a cafe at Hapjeong. Then again, it was nearly two weeks ago.

Yeah, it did a couple of weeks ago, but I was referring to yesterday. Hopefully there will be some in the coming forecast!  :wink:
Oh! Haha, then yeah, you're right. I didn't even know it rained yesterday and that I was missing out! Bummer. Oh well, yesterday was still a good day.

I went and saw Civil War and before I left for it right after school, a few students that know I love comic book stuff ran up showing off their movie tickets and we chatted about it a little. Its always fun being able to talk to them about mutual interests!

I keep on putting off my training for my half marathon this summer due to my laziness. Yet with the weather being so terrible as it is, it doesn't help either. With more rain and clearer air I think that I may start getting back on track for my training  :afro: :afro: 8) 8).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on April 28, 2016, 01:34:18 PM
It's part of a limited promotion for the new Avengers film. It started yesterday and I THINK it's supposed to continue until supplies are exhausted?

You're supposed to buy some ice cream (a quart or higher, or basically the equivalent of spending 13500 won or higher) and then you have the option of purchasing one of the headphones for an additional 3000 won. You can take a look at the image I attached.
Oh that's awesome! Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out. I used to have a pair of One Piece headphones I used at school that some of my students loved and were super excited when they saw them.

No problem, my students are the only reason why I got the Ironman headphones (I only cared about Captain America xP).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on April 28, 2016, 01:41:04 PM
At my travel school today, my kids were motivated and we had fun together. My Grade 6 boy (who last week refused to speak for about 10 mins) actually liked the games that I brought. We laughed together and it really just brightened my whole outlook  ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 28, 2016, 03:23:54 PM
Whenever my students hear me dropping a Korean word or phrase (practicing with coworkers), they go "Wo~w!!" and act super impressed even though all I'm saying is simple stuff  :laugh: Makes me laugh every time
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 28, 2016, 03:28:41 PM
I like simple pleasures.  It is spring.  It is raining.  The air is clear.  I can breath deeply.

Couldn't agree with you more here. Coming from the Pacific Northwest this environment is a complete 180 for me!  :cry:
Same! The last rain, I just went to an open air cafe and just chilled with a latte, a blanket, and watched the rain.

Hahaha!  Simple pleasures.  I was amazed at how much extra energy and clear-headed I was yesterday, just by there being no dust.  I couldn't imagine living in China for that reason.  It would limit everything.
Yeah, I almost ended up outside of Beijing a few years ago for m first overseas job, and I am so glad it didn't work out. That dust is an everything killer.

It rained EVERYWHERE except Seoul!  :cry: I saw rain on the forecast at 20 percent, then it was just gloomy and DUUUUUUUSSSTYYY. On a positive note, it looks like We should get rain on Saturday!!!  ;D
Maybe it depended on what part of Seoul, because I was in a cafe at Hapjeong. Then again, it was nearly two weeks ago.

Yeah, it did a couple of weeks ago, but I was referring to yesterday. Hopefully there will be some in the coming forecast!  :wink:
Oh! Haha, then yeah, you're right. I didn't even know it rained yesterday and that I was missing out! Bummer. Oh well, yesterday was still a good day.

I went and saw Civil War and before I left for it right after school, a few students that know I love comic book stuff ran up showing off their movie tickets and we chatted about it a little. Its always fun being able to talk to them about mutual interests!

I keep on putting off my training for my half marathon this summer due to my laziness. Yet with the weather being so terrible as it is, it doesn't help either. With more rain and clearer air I think that I may start getting back on track for my training  :afro: :afro: 8) 8).
Yeah, its been a little the same for me, but cycling. I actually went out last Saturday when the dust was at 200 or so and had to buy a mask halfway through my ride.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGEATHERAD
Post by: okapifire on April 29, 2016, 09:01:40 AM
My school changed my schedule now I don't teach any classes on Mondays and enjoy a nice easy day to the start of the week.

So jealous. Last 3 years I had only 2-3 classes on Monday. I dread the work week so much less when I can ease into it. Starting in March it was changed to 5 classes spread out all day.

But I digress. IDK why but someone brought PB sandwiches and fruit into the office this morning, which is great because I didnt have time to eat breakfast. Then my ct tells me I dont have to come 1st or 2nd period because shes giving a chapter test. So free breakfast and only 2 classes are a great way to finish the week. But actually I'm a little bummed about killing time in the office. My Thursday-Friday school is awesome and I like teaching these kids.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: orionchocopie on April 29, 2016, 09:08:24 AM
It's Friday!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on April 29, 2016, 09:37:08 AM
Teacher dinner tonight!  ;D I'm stoked to eat and drink all the free grub and booze while "people watching" my co-workers descend into drunken hilarity.   :angel:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on April 29, 2016, 10:06:24 AM
One of the teachers installed a magnetic dartboard in the office.

We had a mini competition as a break -- losers can't eat from the snack table for the rest of the day. Hahahah

Guess who won??  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on April 29, 2016, 10:13:23 AM
My wife got to go to a Dinosaur park thing instead of teach... I'm super jealous  :sad:

but it means happy wife, happy life!  :laugh:

"Hey life, you remember I'm the one that likes dinosaurs right?"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on April 29, 2016, 10:30:35 AM
My students are practicing for sports day cuz apparently that's something that needs to be practiced. One class missed and so my co teacher decided that the other should too and they will watch a movie! And its Friday! :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: jcastane89 on April 29, 2016, 11:17:38 AM
I won't be teaching at my travelling school for the next two weeks. :) It's my travelling school that gives me the most trouble, in terms of students and in the amount of classes I have to teach every Thurs. (5) and Friday (5).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on April 29, 2016, 11:45:29 AM
Teacher dinner tonight!  ;D I'm stoked to eat and drink all the free grub and booze while "people watching" my co-workers descend into drunken hilarity.   :angel:

I go to these, but my school is rather staid and nobody ever drinks enough for hilarity to ensue.

On a happy note, next week we have our mini-sports day on Wednesday and then we have Thursday, Friday AND the following Monday off as red days (It's our school's foundation day). Beer festival at COEX Wednesday evening, head down to Busan via KTX on Thursday, spend the night there and hop on a plane for Jeju until Monday night for a mini-vacation :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on April 29, 2016, 12:21:00 PM
This week has been partly easy, but yesterday and today especially because half of my classes have been cancelled so the students can practice their songs and dances for the school birthday ceremony thing.

Also, my high school class that is usually awful and only maybe 5 out of 37 pay attention, actually all paid attention and did the work they were supposed to! There was no fighting, arm wrestling, sleeping, excessive talking... it was great! My co teacher even took a picture and sent it to me. :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: samwh on April 29, 2016, 12:50:15 PM
I finally found a school! After months of searching... and worrying... and posting on here!

It starts on July 18th and I'm really excited and so hopeful that it will not be a complete shitshow! I think it will be good though. Otherwise, you'll find me in the ranting thread around August-Sept. ;) 

I'll be in the small town of Yeongju (probs need a map to find it). Smaller towns are more my thing anyways, but if anyone is miraculously close to there, send me a message!


*** Also big thanks shout out to all the peeps here that have answered my questions ect. these last weeks! ***     
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on April 29, 2016, 12:58:16 PM
I was worried my principal didn't like me, because he hasn't greeted me once and when my co and I went to him to ask if we could leave school early to open my bank account he didn't even look at me. I was concerned he didn't like me or thought I was a waste of time or something.

When I told my co that I was worried he didn't like me she was shocked and said that he was "very concerned" about me. Turns out he's always asking her questions about how I'm liking the food, how my commute to school is and if I'm adjusting to life in Korea. She said that one day he was driving and saw me walking to school and he wanted to stop and give me a ride but it didn't work out since I was on the opposite side of the road. She said that he felt really bad that he didn't stop.
I'm so glad (and relieved) she's told me all of this. Now I won't feel so worried/uncomfortable any more.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 02, 2016, 09:42:58 AM
Was having them Monday blues cause I just didn't feel like going to work.

But then my main coT called today's coT to tell her there was gonna be a picnic/hiking at some mountain and my main school wanted me to go!

We asked the principal and after I finish teaching classes in the morning I get to leave and join them!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 02, 2016, 09:49:06 AM
Exam week at my middle school (afternoons) and Wednesday is sports day at one of my elems (morning) plus Thurs and Fri off   ;D I love May!

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Elegy on May 02, 2016, 09:54:15 AM
I was worried my principal didn't like me, because he hasn't greeted me once and when my co and I went to him to ask if we could leave school early to open my bank account he didn't even look at me. I was concerned he didn't like me or thought I was a waste of time or something.

When I told my co that I was worried he didn't like me she was shocked and said that he was "very concerned" about me. Turns out he's always asking her questions about how I'm liking the food, how my commute to school is and if I'm adjusting to life in Korea. She said that one day he was driving and saw me walking to school and he wanted to stop and give me a ride but it didn't work out since I was on the opposite side of the road. She said that he felt really bad that he didn't stop.
I'm so glad (and relieved) she's told me all of this. Now I won't feel so worried/uncomfortable any more.

Always important to remember that lack of displayed affection doesn't mean the concern isn't there! That's an adorable little story, you should be quite happy about that
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 02, 2016, 10:05:39 AM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on May 02, 2016, 10:13:10 AM
Missing my 2 worst days of school to go to a workshop, which will be nothing other than boring relaxation. Basically a 6 day weekend!  :azn:

Also OBAMA MIC DROP  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 02, 2016, 10:19:34 AM
This whole week is like playtime for me. I don't know what to do with myself.

Except post on waygook.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on May 02, 2016, 10:20:42 AM
A long story, My GF and I went up Namsan on April 10, to affix a lock on the "Love Fence" at the top. When we were coming down we saw an orange cat behind the CU. Some older guy was feeding it bread and we joined and it was the friendliest damn cat I've ever met. We played around with it for a bit but went on our way. We knew it was a wild cat but it was young. I thought about it occasionally. Last Thursday, GF and I had too much rye whiskey  and I had the grand idea, "Imagine we went back and got the cat?"

GF: "Okay!" ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

So, on Saturday, we grabbed a box and some masking tape and made the ascent again. We were quite skeptical about it being there, but what the hell.
We got up to THE EXACT SAME SPOT and it was there! It was being attended to by some 45 year old guy. I didn't know how to approach. We brought wet cat food. We waited.
Eventually, it came time to approach the cat. And the man. Did he own it? Turns out he didn't, he just knew the cat. We talked to him and said that we wanted to take it home. I know it's not "his" per se, but it still felt weird. Luckily, he thought it was a great idea! The cat kept jumping out of our box, so it didn't work. So we descended and went to HBC for dinner, keen to buy a cat carrier that eve and return tomorrow.

We went to my friend's resto (Fat Cat, really good!) and had a great meal, and she directed us towards a great vet (Perth in HBC) and we got a cat carrier.

We went up again yday (my GF hates me) and the cat was with some ajummas. We boxed him up and took him away. He struggled for a while, but calmed down remarkably fast. We took him to Itaewon Animal Hospital for a checkup and he has an infected leg wound and ear mites. 100 bucks later and he should be okay.

We were worried about him not being used to the indoors, due to the fact that his entire life has been on a mountain, but he's so happy! He's a very good natured cat, it's amazing. The ajeossi said his name is 산, so we're sticking with that.

Here's some pictures. First on Namsan, second sleeping against my GF's leg last night.

My good deed for the year, hahaha  :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 02, 2016, 10:22:14 AM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D
Ohhh, how is that? I want to come down from Seoul on the long weekend and go to it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: oglop on May 02, 2016, 10:26:31 AM
class 5-2 has lots of cucumbers on their display. i asked why and they explained that:
 5 - 2 = 오 - 이 = 오이
haha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on May 02, 2016, 10:50:15 AM
A long story...
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...
My good deed for the year.
Stories like this make me happy. Grats on the cats!
I have a similar story about a dachshund we found starving in a rubbage pile. Took a bit more than 100,000 to fix her up, as she was severely malnourished and wounded etc, but we haven't regretted picking her up at all: she's been an awesome addition to our home for the past year or two!  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 02, 2016, 11:10:31 AM
[...]

My good deed for the year, hahaha  :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

Aw, cute kitty is cute. Love that name, too, glad you and your gf decided to keep it. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on May 02, 2016, 11:25:26 AM
Thought I was going to be dragged to some teachers outing after this gloriously truncated midterm day. Nope! Apparently I'm not a member of whatever "fellowship" this is since I hadn't paid the 10,000 won fee. Woo. Hoo.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 02, 2016, 11:25:48 AM
I can go home early! :laugh: Happy Mondays!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on May 02, 2016, 11:27:23 AM
Midterms are done for the day, and all the other teachers just left for a lunch/hiking trip that I couldn't go on because I have a bum knee. Now I have the office all to myself for the rest of the day and a high-spec gaming laptop at my desk, so I can't complain.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 02, 2016, 12:03:51 PM
One more class this afternoon then nothing till next Monday!

The long weekend basically starts for me today at 3:10.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on May 02, 2016, 12:20:52 PM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D

How can you do that?!! I would be vomitting all over the place if I tried to read on a bus. :cry:



Also, I only had one class today because the kids are practicing for sports day. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 02, 2016, 12:55:28 PM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D
Ohhh, how is that? I want to come down from Seoul on the long weekend and go to it.

Honestly, the expo/park is very much kid/school trip oriented. (Lots of big fibreglass dinos for the kids to take pictures with, a show with dancing, opportunities to feed animals.) It was very crowded with schools (might not be a problem on the weekend) and felt a bit chaotic at times. I didn't get to really take it in because I was keeping track of kids :laugh: But, I am probably going to go back with my husband for my birthday later this year... if that's a recommendation(?) I liked that it was on the coast and that there a lots of places to picnic and go for walks more than anything being particularly educational or mind blowing. It only took us an hour to get there from my school, whereas if you are coming from Seoul that's quite a lot of expectation to put on it!

If you do decide to visit, I'm sure you will have a good time! (Though, if you don't have kids, you might feel awkward :laugh: )
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 02, 2016, 01:02:14 PM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D

How can you do that?!! I would be vomitting all over the place if I tried to read on a bus. :cry:



Also, I only had one class today because the kids are practicing for sports day. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: All I've ever done in cars is read books! Perhaps because I've been reading in the car since I was a kid, it's the most normal thing in the world for me to read while in transit. I know a lot of drivers feel car sick when they are passengers... but I'm not a driver (though I have had lessons). Perhaps one day when I drive regularly, if I have to be a passenger, I will experience motion sickness like that (?)

I thought I was going to get some free lessons because my kids have to practise for sports day too... but I didn't!  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on May 02, 2016, 01:42:05 PM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D

How can you do that?!! I would be vomitting all over the place if I tried to read on a bus. :cry:



Also, I only had one class today because the kids are practicing for sports day. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

 :laugh: :laugh: All I've ever done in cars is read books! Perhaps because I've been reading in the car since I was a kid, it's the most normal thing in the world for me to read while in transit. I know a lot of drivers feel car sick when they are passengers... but I'm not a driver (though I have had lessons). Perhaps one day when I drive regularly, if I have to be a passenger, I will experience motion sickness like that (?)

I thought I was going to get some free lessons because my kids have to practise for sports day too... but I didn't!  :cry:

I don't think it's that drivers get motion sickness as passengers so much as it is that people with motion sickness feel better when they are the ones driving. That's how it is for me; I've had motion sickness for as long as I can remember and the only time I don't feel awful is when I'm the one driving so I usually sleep during car/bus rides when I'm a passenger.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 02, 2016, 02:22:18 PM
Got to leave my travel school early to join a hiking trip to a nearby mountain  ;D

Everyone had umbrellas in tow, which just struck me as funny. We got to this little temple (which was very scenic, I felt like I was in Miyazaki-land!) but ended up not doing much hiking on account of the rain making everything slippery. There was a lone monk who was super nice!

& I found a four leaf clover! But then another teacher found a five leafer hahaha totally upstaging my luck
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 03, 2016, 07:50:43 AM
I'm only at my 3rd school on Tuesdays so I miss out on most things. However, due to heavy rain and because the ground will likely still be wet on Wednesday, the sports day may be moved to next Tuesday ;D! I really hope so because I really want to be around for some of their events!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 03, 2016, 08:14:14 AM
On Friday I went with my school on a field trip to the Goseong dinosaur expo. I had time to read my book on the bus, got to hold little hands all day and had an awesome picnic ;D
Ohhh, how is that? I want to come down from Seoul on the long weekend and go to it.

Honestly, the expo/park is very much kid/school trip oriented. (Lots of big fibreglass dinos for the kids to take pictures with, a show with dancing, opportunities to feed animals.) It was very crowded with schools (might not be a problem on the weekend) and felt a bit chaotic at times. I didn't get to really take it in because I was keeping track of kids :laugh: But, I am probably going to go back with my husband for my birthday later this year... if that's a recommendation(?) I liked that it was on the coast and that there a lots of places to picnic and go for walks more than anything being particularly educational or mind blowing. It only took us an hour to get there from my school, whereas if you are coming from Seoul that's quite a lot of expectation to put on it!

If you do decide to visit, I'm sure you will have a good time! (Though, if you don't have kids, you might feel awkward :laugh: )
Ahha. Thanks. I will think about it, but maybe not.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JLCutler on May 03, 2016, 08:21:37 AM
I'm only at my 3rd school on Tuesdays so I miss out on most things. However, due to heavy rain and because the ground will likely still be wet on Wednesday, the sports day may be moved to next Tuesday ;D! I really hope so because I really want to be around for some of their events!

That's really nice to read. Most of the teachers I'm surrounded by hate events, trips, and such, whereas I love 'em. If anything they're a great opportunity to interact with students outside of a formal situation--not to mention fun, or as fun as we want 'em to be, which is why I avoid the pissy teachers.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gagevt on May 03, 2016, 08:45:29 AM
I'm only at my 3rd school on Tuesdays so I miss out on most things. However, due to heavy rain and because the ground will likely still be wet on Wednesday, the sports day may be moved to next Tuesday ;D! I really hope so because I really want to be around for some of their events!

That would be a brilliant stroke of luck! In a similar fashion, my main school (my favorite) moved their sports day from Wednesday (when I normally stay there) to Monday (when I normally travel to a rural school) because of weather predictions. Turns out that rural school was also having their sports day on Monday, so they told me I didn't have to come.

I got to stay at my main school and help out with sports day and play around with some of my favorites for the first half of the day. After sports day was finished around lunch, our whole school went on a walk to a nearby mountain that took a bit over an hour. It was great spending more quality time with the kids and my cool new coteacher. The catch-22 here is I started getting sick on Friday the pervious week and was still under the weather on Monday. But hey if I had to choose between being a bit sick on sports day or missing it entirely I'll take the sick sports day every time. I always enjoy sports day!

To cap it all off, I came into my 2nd rural school today to find out we have midterms, so I can leave at 12. Score!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 03, 2016, 09:36:48 AM
While it sounds bad, I'm happy that I finished my lesson with my travel school's grade 5 students, half of which are special.

It is draining to teach them, I try but nothing sticks unfortunately.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 03, 2016, 10:51:42 AM
Don't feel bad. I suspect the vast majority of us are not trained to work with special needs students. And even those who are can find the work draining. So we just do what we can
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: welcomebackkotter on May 03, 2016, 12:59:34 PM
NO more classes until next Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A good reason to be happy!!
Everyone is in a good mood at school.  The kids are leaving soon, I can just relax at my desk until I go home.  I don't have to go to the in-laws for Parents Day (I like the in-laws a lot but it's also very tiring, and it's nice to not have the obligation).  Yesterday was Sports Day, easy day.  I plan to drink some wine and get some writing done.  I'll have the house to myself for most of the day until Friday.

I'm liking this week.   
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: amormistre on May 03, 2016, 03:16:25 PM
When you find out you don't have to go to school tomorrow, so its now a 5 day weekend!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on May 04, 2016, 08:01:13 AM
My school arranged to have Sports Day and a little sharing market (money all goes to UNICEF) right before the four day weekend so I've only had classes two days this week. And the bus wasn't crowded this morning because the high school students were missing so I actually got to sit down.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on May 04, 2016, 08:06:00 AM
When you find out you don't have to go to school tomorrow, so its now a 5 day weekend!!  ;D ;D ;D

Wow! I applaud you. Very jealous too! :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 04, 2016, 08:11:26 AM
Beautiful morning here in my neck of the woods.  ;D  I'm at school but kiddies are being tested so I'm just jamming to tunes in my English room. 

4 day weekend of fun and relaxing in T minus 7hours and 20mins ~~~  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 04, 2016, 09:35:15 AM
I also have a five day weekend! Today is the schools talent show, the middle school in the morning, and the high school in the afternoon. I have all high school classes in the afternoon usually, so nothing for me today! I'm going to relax, grade a few papers, and catch up on Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: grey on May 07, 2016, 10:35:28 AM
Asia's first lululemon is having its grand open.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 09, 2016, 07:44:21 AM
Asia's first lululemon is having its grand open.
Asia no, Korea yes. There are is Lulu in HK, Singapore and Malaysia. I went though! They don't have all the items from the website of course, and they don't have any sale items. But they have 3 floors and the basement floor is a yoga studio. They had a girl in the window doing yoga and lots of dudes were taking pics of her lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 09, 2016, 08:24:27 AM
Asia's first lululemon is having its grand open.

Where is it located?  Because I think I walked past it this weekend when I was heading out to the clubs.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 09, 2016, 08:29:33 AM
Asia's first lululemon is having its grand open.

Where is it located?  Because I think I walked past it this weekend when I was heading out to the clubs.
Really close to Apgujeong Rodeo subway station. Actually right outside the exit haha ^^
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 09, 2016, 08:42:36 AM
Asia's first lululemon is having its grand open.

Where is it located?  Because I think I walked past it this weekend when I was heading out to the clubs.
Really close to Apgujeong Rodeo subway station. Actually right outside the exit haha ^^

Aaaaah haha yup, that's where we were Saturday night   :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 09, 2016, 09:39:27 AM
One of my new third graders knows the word "unicorn." Instant favorite  :laugh: I was both surprised and very pleased!! And curious as to how that got into his vocabulary.

Another third grader knows the original generation of Pokemon.  8) I have a dratini painted on my phone case and he recognized it with great excitement.

I also just kinda love that all the kids know Minecraft to some degree, even if they don't all actually play.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on May 09, 2016, 09:57:33 AM
Pretty easy monday. An extra excuse to start lessons with an easy/game activity to get the kids into the English mindset after having a long break from classes. This week will be pretty chill.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on May 10, 2016, 09:52:22 AM
1. I'm digging this weather since I'm used to it growing up in the pacific northwest with a lot of cloudy skies and rain.

2. Walked into to school only to find out that I have my 6th grade class cancelled.

3. Was getting ready to teach my 4th grade class and as soon as I return from grabbing some coffee in the teacher's room I find them all with snacks and drinks on deck getting ready to watch Jurassic World.

4. Found out I'm going on a picnic tomorrow with my co workers.

5. I teach no classes this thursday because Sports Day got rescheduled because of the rain last week.

6. I get off early on friday and start a retreat with many (soon to be)  friends this weekend (400-500 people at this retreat)

Today is a good day.  :afro:

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on May 10, 2016, 02:50:26 PM
One of my grade 3s came up to me and told me that my green eyes were scary. Then she petted my arm hair.

Utterly adorable for some reason.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 10, 2016, 02:54:19 PM
One of my grade 3s came up to me and told me that my green eyes were scary. Then she petted my arm hair.

Utterly adorable for some reason.

This happens to me...every...day  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 11, 2016, 09:46:16 AM
Hunting around youtube for cute/funny animated shorts because it's necessary for one of my lessons.

Love how goofing off and actually doing some work can be best friends sometimes.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 11, 2016, 10:13:48 AM
My middle grade 2's invited me to join them for cooking class!! They're my favorite!

The class is right after lunch though, which is a little strange. :P Like I know it's just how the schedule falls but still ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 11, 2016, 11:50:02 AM
No school this Friday!!!! I'm apparently going to some education ceremony thing in Nonsan. Anyone else in Chungnam going?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 11, 2016, 12:23:13 PM
One of my grade 3s came up to me and told me that my green eyes were scary. Then she petted my arm hair.

Utterly adorable for some reason.

This happens to me...every...day  :laugh:

I don't even have much in terms of arm hair (just normal blonde stuff), but Korea has made me acutely aware of it.  Been waxing for the last year :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 11, 2016, 01:41:47 PM
Cooking class was a blast! The teacher told me I had to bring my own ingredients and make something (he was half joking, but I made it serious). Ended up making some crepes with peanut butter and banana filling and chocolate on top. The kids loved 'em!!

And then the teacher "gifted" me with leftover condiments... so now I have like 3 ketchups, a mustard, and another mayonnaise... lol.

Also, classes went super well today. They got really into the activities! Good day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on May 11, 2016, 01:48:25 PM
I'm getting into the process of booking my vacation time in summer. Just need to get the times approved and I can organize things further!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 12, 2016, 12:04:21 PM
Lunch was lovely today. We had little almond tarts for dessert. They were so good, that my spirits are totally lifted  ;D Whoop for lunch dessert!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 12, 2016, 12:26:58 PM
Happy today cuz I'm going to a baseball game after work with my boyfriend. We are rivals and we are going to the game where our teams will play each other so it should be fun.

Also, while I'm sorry for the circumstances, I'm happy cuz he turned down a position in Jeonju, which would be about 3 hours away from me.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 12, 2016, 02:29:30 PM
Open class finished. Kids were a little reticent to speak at first but eventually got over it. Feeling good now.  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zaiterade on May 12, 2016, 02:32:25 PM
Started today at a new Elementary school and it was great! When I came here I was placed at 2 middle schools, and one tiny elementary school where I never planned anything (20 kids in the whole school). This school is a little bigger (around 60), and I planned my first "big" elementary lessons today. I love these kids! I'm sure there will be plenty of weak days and I'm sure deep down I will learn to be annoyed by them, but compared to my middle school full of loud and obnoxious boys, this is a piece of cake!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 13, 2016, 10:29:12 AM
Got invited to go watch a baseball game!! That's gonna be fun.

During class the main activity was a board game and one of the students declared to another: "You are elephant dung. I am winner!"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on May 13, 2016, 10:46:39 AM
Got invited to go watch a baseball game!! That's gonna be fun.

During class the main activity was a board game and one of the students declared to another: "You are elephant dung. I am winner!"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Are you sure you didn't mishear 똥? hahaha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on May 13, 2016, 11:11:43 AM
Started today at a new Elementary school and it was great! When I came here I was placed at 2 middle schools, and one tiny elementary school where I never planned anything (20 kids in the whole school). This school is a little bigger (around 60), and I planned my first "big" elementary lessons today. I love these kids! I'm sure there will be plenty of weak days and I'm sure deep down I will learn to be annoyed by them, but compared to my middle school full of loud and obnoxious boys, this is a piece of cake!

Elementary is hell... I teach 3 days a week elementary and it is soul destroying-no-understanding-shouty-fighty-madness. Those 2 days I teach Middle, today and Monday are the reasons I came to this thread :) Good luck. May the 3rd and 4th graders not destroy you.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on May 13, 2016, 11:22:06 AM
Started today at a new Elementary school and it was great! When I came here I was placed at 2 middle schools, and one tiny elementary school where I never planned anything (20 kids in the whole school). This school is a little bigger (around 60), and I planned my first "big" elementary lessons today. I love these kids! I'm sure there will be plenty of weak days and I'm sure deep down I will learn to be annoyed by them, but compared to my middle school full of loud and obnoxious boys, this is a piece of cake!

Elementary is hell... I teach 3 days a week elementary and it is soul destroying-no-understanding-shouty-fighty-madness. Those 2 days I teach Middle, today and Monday are the reasons I came to this thread :) Good luck. May the 3rd and 4th graders not destroy you.

I guess everyone is different! I love my little ones. Hate the 6th graders' bad attitudes and lack of motivation. Give me cute but crazy and enthusiastic 3rd 4th graders all day every day!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on May 13, 2016, 11:56:49 AM
Teachers' Day is this Sunday, so the students at my school have been making buttons for their teachers. I wasn't expecting to get any, but I've actually gotten four so far.

Don't let that top left one fool you, though. I don't come to work in ABC boxer shorts, and I only wear my halter tops like three days a week, tops.

EDIT: Holy balls, huge pic was huge. Sorry 'bout that. Resized it.

(http://i.imgur.com/SqQy4OT.jpg?1)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on May 13, 2016, 12:04:19 PM
Mister Tim, those buttons are so cute! And I'm sure you look fabulous in crop tops and boxer shorts. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 13, 2016, 12:20:21 PM
Got invited to go watch a baseball game!! That's gonna be fun.

During class the main activity was a board game and one of the students declared to another: "You are elephant dung. I am winner!"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Are you sure you didn't mishear 똥? hahaha

It's entirely possible! He actually said it several times but i couldn't distinguish if he said dung or 똥, haha. Either way, pretty much the same meaning, eh?  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on May 13, 2016, 01:05:12 PM
Handwritten messages for Teachers Day are just about the best thing ever~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: khalavala on May 16, 2016, 12:51:04 PM
was given camp dates today and went ahead and booked my vacation to japan! banzai!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on May 16, 2016, 12:59:54 PM
Teachers day!

Wine at cake at 9am... Great way to start a Monday. Also kids made us a PPT and song, with all our pictures in and short messages of appreciation.  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 17, 2016, 09:21:55 AM
I'm having the kids draw comics this week using the target language of the current chapter.

Realized yesterday that the kids really need a sample comic to help inspire them and speed up the process a bit, so I drew one today of a drowsy unicorn because I'm drowsy today and I love unicorns.

One of my kids asked me if the unicorn was on crack.

I couldn't be more proud.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 17, 2016, 09:30:48 AM
One of my kids asked me if the unicorn was on crack.

I couldn't be more proud.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on May 17, 2016, 09:51:01 AM
So I didn't know if this was a rant or a rave so I decided to put this here because it ended on a good note.

Yesterday after school I went on my usual running route. This was only my 3rd time running and I had already discovered a route I like that involves passing by the downtown police station. Well I started to get a bit impatient this time with the waiting time so I pushed the crosswalk button. Once the light changed I started to run again and within minutes 4 cops flew past me and I got to wonder why. It was then that I realized I had pressed an police emergency response button. Whoops. I just kept on running hoping that nothing would happen. But man was that one nerve racking run. I decided to run past the police station just to see if they would do anything or even notice that it was I that had pushed the button. I did it and nothing happened. Guess it's safe to say I'm okay.  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: The Arm on May 17, 2016, 09:59:35 AM
One of my kids asked me if the unicorn was on crack.

I couldn't be more proud.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Amazing  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 17, 2016, 11:20:06 AM
So I didn't know if this was a rant or a rave so I decided to put this here because it ended on a good note.

Yesterday after school I went on my usual running route. This was only my 3rd time running and I had already discovered a route I like that involves passing by the downtown police station. Well I started to get a bit impatient this time with the waiting time so I pushed the crosswalk button. Once the light changed I started to run again and within minutes 4 cops flew past me and I got to wonder why. It was then that I realized I had pressed an police emergency response button. Whoops. I just kept on running hoping that nothing would happen. But man was that one nerve racking run. I decided to run past the police station just to see if they would do anything or even notice that it was I that had pushed the button. I did it and nothing happened. Guess it's safe to say I'm okay.  :afro:

:laugh: :laugh: My husband almost pressed what I suspect was a panic button the other day. I practically shouted, "Don't!" because I had a feeling it wasn't the crosswalk button (even though I didn't know what it was). Glad he didn't press it because we were strolling, not running!

That is so hilarious, I have tears in my eyes. Thanks for sharing your awkward mistake ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zealot_Hill on May 17, 2016, 11:23:27 AM
So I didn't know if this was a rant or a rave so I decided to put this here because it ended on a good note.

Yesterday after school I went on my usual running route. This was only my 3rd time running and I had already discovered a route I like that involves passing by the downtown police station. Well I started to get a bit impatient this time with the waiting time so I pushed the crosswalk button. Once the light changed I started to run again and within minutes 4 cops flew past me and I got to wonder why. It was then that I realized I had pressed an police emergency response button. Whoops. I just kept on running hoping that nothing would happen. But man was that one nerve racking run. I decided to run past the police station just to see if they would do anything or even notice that it was I that had pushed the button. I did it and nothing happened. Guess it's safe to say I'm okay.  :afro:

:laugh: :laugh: My husband almost pressed what I suspect was a panic button the other day. I practically shouted, "Don't!" because I had a feeling it wasn't the crosswalk button (even though I didn't know what it was). Glad he didn't press it because we were strolling, not running!

That is so hilarious, I have tears in my eyes. Thanks for sharing your awkward mistake ;D

Oh gosh, I did almost do that didn't I... That would've been terrible  :laugh:
Label these things in English as well, come now, you gotta think that's a good idea. Just one word "emergency" understood by almost everyone who can read the roman alphabet, English or otherwise.  :undecided:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on May 17, 2016, 11:52:44 AM
There's 6 grade 2 girls (whom I don't teach) that are in my class and they are all giggling and Gai-Bai-Boing each other. The loser has to come say "Hello" to me. Theyre on round 7.

Too cute.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 17, 2016, 12:33:02 PM
My students crack me up.  They're designing restaurant menus right now, and I came to check on a table doing a really expensive steak restaurant.  They have food ranging between $50 and $150, but then this one side dish for $0.10 labeled "bread for 장발장"

장발장 is Jean Valjean.  From Les Mis.  They said it's "bread for poor people so they can still eat at the restaurant" omfg  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on May 17, 2016, 01:38:11 PM
I was included in the teacher appreciation video the students made.  How nice to be remembered especially since this is my travel school  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 17, 2016, 02:21:56 PM
My students crack me up.  They're designing restaurant menus right now, and I came to check on a table doing a really expensive steak restaurant.  They have food ranging between $50 and $150, but then this one side dish for $0.10 labeled "bread for 장발장"

장발장 is Jean Valjean.  From Les Mis.  They said it's "bread for poor people so they can still eat at the restaurant" omfg  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That is actually really sweet. And clever. Your students are pretty bright. I'd have been mighty impressed with them myself  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 17, 2016, 02:24:17 PM
So I didn't know if this was a rant or a rave so I decided to put this here because it ended on a good note.

Yesterday after school I went on my usual running route. This was only my 3rd time running and I had already discovered a route I like that involves passing by the downtown police station. Well I started to get a bit impatient this time with the waiting time so I pushed the crosswalk button. Once the light changed I started to run again and within minutes 4 cops flew past me and I got to wonder why. It was then that I realized I had pressed an police emergency response button. Whoops. I just kept on running hoping that nothing would happen. But man was that one nerve racking run. I decided to run past the police station just to see if they would do anything or even notice that it was I that had pushed the button. I did it and nothing happened. Guess it's safe to say I'm okay.  :afro:

:laugh: :laugh: My husband almost pressed what I suspect was a panic button the other day. I practically shouted, "Don't!" because I had a feeling it wasn't the crosswalk button (even though I didn't know what it was). Glad he didn't press it because we were strolling, not running!

That is so hilarious, I have tears in my eyes. Thanks for sharing your awkward mistake ;D

Oh gosh, I did almost do that didn't I... That would've been terrible  :laugh:
Label these things in English as well, come now, you gotta think that's a good idea. Just one word "emergency" understood by almost everyone who can read the roman alphabet, English or otherwise.  :undecided:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Yes, I would have died of embarrassment  :wink:

Yeah, I think the button was yellow. Like, at least make it red which is more immediately associated with emergencies  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 17, 2016, 02:30:37 PM
I asked another student if he has an eraser, and the same kid goes, "Hey teacher, here is laser!  Pew pew!" as he mimes laser beams coming from his eyes and attacking the error on the other student's paper.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 17, 2016, 02:34:39 PM
My students crack me up.  They're designing restaurant menus right now, and I came to check on a table doing a really expensive steak restaurant.  They have food ranging between $50 and $150, but then this one side dish for $0.10 labeled "bread for 장발장"

장발장 is Jean Valjean.  From Les Mis.  They said it's "bread for poor people so they can still eat at the restaurant" omfg  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
That is actually really sweet. And clever. Your students are pretty bright. I'd have been mighty impressed with them myself  :laugh: :laugh:

Omfg I can't with them today hahahahahahahahaha.  The next class a boy pulled this one on me when we were practicing "Whaddaya doin' today?"

 :laugh: No joke, I looove that dog ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Action Jackson on May 17, 2016, 05:12:30 PM
I just got home from Jeju and my happiness comes from the fact that I'm no longer subjected to my wife's driving.  She is amazing in so many ways but how she ever passed a driving test I'll never know.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 19, 2016, 07:57:50 AM
Just got some free art supplies because someone left them in our office a few days ago and no one knew who it belonged to.

Them: Here. These are yours.

Me: ... what? No, they're not.

Them: They are now.

Yes, gimme all the free shit.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on May 19, 2016, 08:02:39 AM
Today is sports day (NO CLASS!!!) but, even better, the special education teacher (who is so so nice to me and I love to bits) just brought me a beautiful sandwich, a huge selection of fruit, and coffee. I am so touched.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on May 19, 2016, 08:11:34 AM
So I didn't know if this was a rant or a rave so I decided to put this here because it ended on a good note.

Yesterday after school I went on my usual running route. This was only my 3rd time running and I had already discovered a route I like that involves passing by the downtown police station. Well I started to get a bit impatient this time with the waiting time so I pushed the crosswalk button. Once the light changed I started to run again and within minutes 4 cops flew past me and I got to wonder why. It was then that I realized I had pressed an police emergency response button. Whoops. I just kept on running hoping that nothing would happen. But man was that one nerve racking run. I decided to run past the police station just to see if they would do anything or even notice that it was I that had pushed the button. I did it and nothing happened. Guess it's safe to say I'm okay.  :afro:

:laugh: :laugh: My husband almost pressed what I suspect was a panic button the other day. I practically shouted, "Don't!" because I had a feeling it wasn't the crosswalk button (even though I didn't know what it was). Glad he didn't press it because we were strolling, not running!

That is so hilarious, I have tears in my eyes. Thanks for sharing your awkward mistake ;D

Oh gosh, I did almost do that didn't I... That would've been terrible  :laugh:
Label these things in English as well, come now, you gotta think that's a good idea. Just one word "emergency" understood by almost everyone who can read the roman alphabet, English or otherwise.  :undecided:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Yes, I would have died of embarrassment  :wink:

Yeah, I think the button was yellow. Like, at least make it red which is more immediately associated with emergencies  :laugh:

Seriously! They really need to label these buttons differently. I went back to check all the details on the button and it looks inconspicuous! They need to change it to either be a brighter color or as someone said earlier have the word emergency on it. On a brighter note. I have been consistently running past the police station. I think I'm for sure now. hehe.  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: The Arm on May 19, 2016, 08:12:17 AM
I asked another student if he has an eraser, and the same kid goes, "Hey teacher, here is laser!  Pew pew!" as he mimes laser beams coming from his eyes and attacking the error on the other student's paper.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Haha your students sound awesome  :laugh:

For some reason one of my students always talks about Spiderman, but calls him "Spy, the Man".  He even writes it like that.  I think he's trolling me because he's kept it up for a really long time  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 19, 2016, 08:38:27 AM
Went to work this morning and was immediately given a bag of caramel corn puffs  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flower-power-21 on May 19, 2016, 08:47:58 AM
It's picture day today and unlike last year my co teacher told me!  ;D

Also, because it's picture day all my classes are canceled!

Another great thing today is Happy Together English broadcasting where my students who broadcast with me willingly wear cute animal ears during the program! It's funny and makes the 10 min ordeal more enjoyable!! :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on May 19, 2016, 12:13:56 PM
My students had midterms yesterday so I decided to let my classes watch movies today.

I'm new at this school and my 6th graders have been my most difficult classes, most of them are taller than me and seem so old it's hard to believe they are still in elementary school. Anyway I logged into my netflix and let them choose a movie they would like to watch from the kids section. I thought it would all be way too young for them but 6-1 chose Kung Fu Panda, 6-2 chose Happy Feet 2 and 6-3 chose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
They were all absolutely enthralled! It was so sweet. When they are behaving like spawns of satan it's easy to forget they're just kids underneath it all. Was nice to see that side of them
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on May 19, 2016, 12:17:07 PM
Work gave me an address for a supplier visit today that had transposed digits in it.

No, this is not a rant.

The good thing is that navigation systems are set up to take you to the Dong office if the old address building number cannot be resolved.  The nice lady there looked it up on her computer and helped me get on my way.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 19, 2016, 12:28:56 PM
My students had midterms yesterday so I decided to let my classes watch movies today.

I'm new at this school and my 6th graders have been my most difficult classes, most of them are taller than me and seem so old it's hard to believe they are still in elementary school. Anyway I logged into my netflix and let them choose a movie they would like to watch from the kids section. I thought it would all be way too young for them but 6-1 chose Kung Fu Panda, 6-2 chose Happy Feet 2 and 6-3 chose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
They were all absolutely enthralled! It was so sweet. When they are behaving like spawns of satan it's easy to forget they're just kids underneath it all. Was nice to see that side of them

I've noticed this in Middle school too. Some of them act like they don't wanna watch Ice Age or Madagascar cause they're too "old" for those movies but then they're glued to the screen for 45 mins and loudly "Awwwww...." when I have to turn it off. Pretty cute for satan spawns  :wink:

I gotta admit I enjoy kids movies too  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 19, 2016, 01:35:33 PM
All afternoon classes canceled for preliminaries for sports day tomorrow.

All classes tomorrow canceled for sports day.

:laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 19, 2016, 02:09:00 PM
My students had midterms yesterday so I decided to let my classes watch movies today.

I'm new at this school and my 6th graders have been my most difficult classes, most of them are taller than me and seem so old it's hard to believe they are still in elementary school. Anyway I logged into my netflix and let them choose a movie they would like to watch from the kids section. I thought it would all be way too young for them but 6-1 chose Kung Fu Panda, 6-2 chose Happy Feet 2 and 6-3 chose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
They were all absolutely enthralled! It was so sweet. When they are behaving like spawns of satan it's easy to forget they're just kids underneath it all. Was nice to see that side of them

I've noticed this in Middle school too. Some of them act like they don't wanna watch Ice Age or Madagascar cause they're too "old" for those movies but then they're glued to the screen for 45 mins and loudly "Awwwww...." when I have to turn it off. Pretty cute for satan spawns  :wink:

I gotta admit I enjoy kids movies too  :azn:

Lol at one point early on I had a picture of Elsa in a PPT and asked who liked Frozen. (I had picked a few movies I figured the kids might know) Everyone was like "no." And yet somehow everyone knows the lyrics to "Let it Go" (had it on a playlist for a Christmas lesson)...  :laugh: They just like to pretend they're too cool  :smiley:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 19, 2016, 02:17:44 PM
The funny thing is that I used to let my kids pick movies from a collection, and the majority would almost always pick movies like "Avengers" or "Man of Steel"... but then, like, over half the class would get bored and stop paying attention.

So I started forcing them to watch animated films like "Big Hero 6" and "The Croods", and they're all just so captivated, even when they moan and groan about it at first.

These are middle school boys, 2nd and 3rd grade.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on May 19, 2016, 02:31:56 PM
My students had midterms yesterday so I decided to let my classes watch movies today.

I'm new at this school and my 6th graders have been my most difficult classes, most of them are taller than me and seem so old it's hard to believe they are still in elementary school. Anyway I logged into my netflix and let them choose a movie they would like to watch from the kids section. I thought it would all be way too young for them but 6-1 chose Kung Fu Panda, 6-2 chose Happy Feet 2 and 6-3 chose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
They were all absolutely enthralled! It was so sweet. When they are behaving like spawns of satan it's easy to forget they're just kids underneath it all. Was nice to see that side of them

I've noticed this in Middle school too. Some of them act like they don't wanna watch Ice Age or Madagascar cause they're too "old" for those movies but then they're glued to the screen for 45 mins and loudly "Awwwww...." when I have to turn it off. Pretty cute for satan spawns  :wink:

I gotta admit I enjoy kids movies too  :azn:

Yeah some of 'em even stayed behind in break time to carry on watching it. I'll have to remember this day when they are driving me crazy  :laugh:
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Post by: DLJL on May 19, 2016, 02:34:11 PM
The funny thing is that I used to let my kids pick movies from a collection, and the majority would almost always pick movies like "Avengers" or "Man of Steel"... but then, like, over half the class would get bored and stop paying attention.

So I started forcing them to watch animated films like "Big Hero 6" and "The Croods", and they're all just so captivated, even when they moan and groan about it at first.

These are middle school boys, 2nd and 3rd grade.

To be fair the shittiness of Man of Steel transcends age and culture.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 19, 2016, 02:47:29 PM
To be fair the shittiness of Man of Steel transcends age and culture.

 :laugh:

And, to actually add to the thread: One of my Grade 3s just gave me a chocopie. He's such a cutie too
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Heartochangethings on May 19, 2016, 03:24:14 PM
My printer nearly caught fire a few weeks ago, toxic smoke was coming out of it. It only took 3 weeks to get a new one and the best bit was the tech teacher making "Yeee- YAh- whooo" noises as she carried the empty box off after getting it all set up. Reminded me of some 90's video game character noises.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 19, 2016, 03:27:31 PM
The funny thing is that I used to let my kids pick movies from a collection, and the majority would almost always pick movies like "Avengers" or "Man of Steel"... but then, like, over half the class would get bored and stop paying attention.

So I started forcing them to watch animated films like "Big Hero 6" and "The Croods", and they're all just so captivated, even when they moan and groan about it at first.

These are middle school boys, 2nd and 3rd grade.

To be fair the shittiness of Man of Steel transcends age and culture.

Doesn't stop them from wanting to watch it. xD When I skip to the fight scenes they pay attention, though. Who needs story and plot if you can see ADSJKADFSKALGJA111DFG!!FKAJFALLINGBUILDINGS!!JLFADGAIG[AERUKA111
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 19, 2016, 04:06:05 PM
My printer nearly caught fire a few weeks ago, toxic smoke was coming out of it. It only took 3 weeks to get a new one and the best bit was the tech teacher making "Yeee- YAh- whooo" noises as she carried the empty box off after getting it all set up. Reminded me of some 90's video game character noises.

I wonder if I should be concerned about the color printer... I've noticed some smokiness when printing pages...  :huh:

Lol I was carpooling with 4 Korean teachers one day and the driver decided it was prime time for a trivia game. Every time someone won a round, he or she would go "woo-hoo!!!" sounding exactly like Mario...  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Horus on May 19, 2016, 07:00:35 PM
Why is it that even "happy" threads about Korea have titles that sound like the 'happy' is seriously tinged with 'angst'?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Tony Teacher on May 19, 2016, 07:21:47 PM
My students are all great! Even the hard to teach ones teach me something about myself and about teaching.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Horus on May 19, 2016, 07:55:51 PM
My students are all great! Even the hard to teach ones teach me something about myself and about teaching.

Post number 23. Adorable. You're just awesomeness wrapped up in the cutest of packages.
I could just hug you to bits.

And you know what's so awesomely adorable about you - in a few months we get to read your post no. 223. In the meantime, keep being awesome and enjoying your worst students.

You are adorable!

Please keep posting.

Hugs and kisses. Horus.

(I really have to stop watching Gossip Girl. Who even says that? There's not even a Horus on the F$#@!&^ show.)

Back to my glass of whiskey, which is where I imagine our adorable poster will be posting from by summer's end.

 :-[
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 23, 2016, 03:18:33 PM
I thought a friend was really upset with me, as I hadn't heard from her in weeks and I was so stressed about it. Turns out she is not and I feel 500% better! ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: twinsaurus on May 24, 2016, 07:13:53 AM
My students are all great! Even the hard to teach ones teach me something about myself and about teaching.

Two of my homeroom students got caught watching porn in IT class. The thing I learned about myself during that ordeal is that I'm not above laughing hysterically at the shit my students get up to.

Kids. They make it all worth it.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 24, 2016, 07:36:45 AM
My students are all great! Even the hard to teach ones teach me something about myself and about teaching.

Two of my homeroom students got caught watching porn in IT class. The thing I learned about myself during that ordeal is that I'm not above laughing hysterically at the shit my students get up to.

Kids. They make it all worth it.  :rolleyes:

So, uh... is anyone else getting denied access to youtube today?

If you are, could it be because of this incident? xD

EDIT: It's working now. That block didn't last very long.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 24, 2016, 08:07:42 AM
I'm teaching a class on dating which includes a speed dating exercise for speaking practice. One kid started talking to a girl about her favorite drink, then for a date said "Lets go drink water together!" I have a ladykiller on my hands.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 24, 2016, 11:54:05 AM
Overheard my name being thrown around a lot in a conversation amongst some teachers. My coT told me they were giving opinions on which field trip to send me on! Looks like I get to join a cultural field trip next month!   ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 24, 2016, 01:59:49 PM
Found rooibos tea. *BLISS*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on May 24, 2016, 02:32:21 PM
Was at my first "company" dinner with all of my coworkers and they complimented me on my chopstick skills. They said it was unusual to see a foreigner who is good at chopsticks. Now, I don't claim to be proud or even quick but I can survive and not have to ask for a fork when I go out to eat. But I'm still happy I managed to impress my coworkers.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 24, 2016, 02:38:31 PM
Found rooibos tea. *BLISS*

Yay for you! The first time I found rooibos I was ecstatic. The first cup of it that I made here made me feel like I was back at home. I haven't had it in awhile, though. Whenever I find it, it's always pretty pricey.

But I want some now... Anyway, enjoy!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on May 24, 2016, 02:41:38 PM
Was at my first "company" dinner with all of my coworkers and they complimented me on my chopstick skills. They said it was unusual to see a foreigner who is good at chopsticks. Now, I don't claim to be proud or even quick but I can survive and not have to ask for a fork when I go out to eat. But I'm still happy I managed to impress my coworkers.

Haha congratulations you can check off one phrase from the 'Korean co-worker's most commonly used phrases'

Also in the series: 'Wow, you like kimchi?' 'It's not too hot for you?' 'WOW you can speak Korean'
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 24, 2016, 02:47:22 PM
Doing a speaking test next week so this week it's practice time. Kids are actually being creative and have been ENJOYING writing up practice answers to the questions I made (based on the book). And these were the low level classes....

Can't wait to see what the high levels come up with  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on May 24, 2016, 02:48:57 PM
Was at my first "company" dinner with all of my coworkers and they complimented me on my chopstick skills. They said it was unusual to see a foreigner who is good at chopsticks. Now, I don't claim to be proud or even quick but I can survive and not have to ask for a fork when I go out to eat. But I'm still happy I managed to impress my coworkers.

Haha congratulations you can check off one phrase from the 'Korean co-worker's most commonly used phrases'

Also in the series: 'Wow, you like kimchi?' 'It's not too hot for you?' 'WOW you can speak Korean'

I know right! They were surprised too that I knew how to make a lettuce wrap and support my hands when someone was pouring me a drink. It's like they don't think we research their culture before deciding to move our lives here.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on May 24, 2016, 03:27:17 PM
It's raining on my side of the country. I taught my Grade 3s (elementary) - my favorites - "Rain, Rain, Go Away" a few weeks ago. One of my students really wanted to sing it today. I ended the lesson a little late, but the kids still seemed really happy to sing it before they left. It felt good to get a request to sing something I taught them! ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 24, 2016, 03:32:45 PM
Was at my first "company" dinner with all of my coworkers and they complimented me on my chopstick skills. They said it was unusual to see a foreigner who is good at chopsticks. Now, I don't claim to be proud or even quick but I can survive and not have to ask for a fork when I go out to eat. But I'm still happy I managed to impress my coworkers.

Haha congratulations you can check off one phrase from the 'Korean co-worker's most commonly used phrases'

Also in the series: 'Wow, you like kimchi?' 'It's not too hot for you?' 'WOW you can speak Korean'

I know right! They were surprised too that I knew how to make a lettuce wrap and support my hands when someone was pouring me a drink. It's like they don't think we research their culture before deciding to move our lives here.

Well... some folks don't... Lol.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 25, 2016, 07:56:05 AM
All my 6th graders are gone on a trip today!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 25, 2016, 08:52:31 AM
2 classes cancelled today, and 1 cancelled tomorrow.

Also volleyball today, which I enjoy.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Inge1415 on May 25, 2016, 09:23:36 AM
I am so happy this thread exists.  I have been having the worst time these last two days but coming on here and reading the happy makes me feel so much better, so thank you!!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 25, 2016, 11:54:47 AM
Oh man, one of my main CTs has been mis-speaking all day today and I've been equally bad at mis-hearing in ways that have made things absolutely hilarious :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Literally tears in my eyes!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on May 25, 2016, 12:08:44 PM
I booked my flight outta here last week and handed my notice in on Monday! 3 months to go  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 26, 2016, 02:25:31 PM
My students are such schmoozers, omg :laugh:

My A-level kids in this one particular class love using English to playfully harass and insult one another while showing off their confidence.  Today a boy and girl got into a hilarious argument (in English) over complimenting me: The girl said I looked extra pretty today, and the boy said, no, that I looked pretty every day.  Was having kind of a crappy day, but they were so cute (and enthusiastically using English!) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 26, 2016, 02:29:26 PM
Tomorrow is sports day and I'm at two schools. Ill miss the sports part but will be there just in time for the talent show portion in the afternoon. Its literally what I've been waiting for all semester.  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 26, 2016, 03:06:30 PM
I love how into snacks my office is. Today someone came back from a business trip and brought Dunkin' doughnuts for everyone  ;D

The other day I brought in some macarons from this awesome bakery on the mainland. This place makes only macarons in all variety of flavors and they're the best macarons I've ever had. All the fillings involve cream cheese! (I believe they sell coffee/beverage whatever as well but I've eyes only for the macarons)

So I bring them in and not everyone is in the office. The ones who are, come over to try them. Their eyes literally widened after taking a bite and they quickly devour their cookies.

They then turn to me, practically in unison, and tell me they want seconds and beg me to keep it a secret (from the poor souls who were unluckily not in at the time). I'm almost dying from laughter as they demolish the rest of the cookies and bury the evidence in the trash bin.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on May 26, 2016, 03:18:18 PM
My third graders behaved today and were enthusiastic about the lesson, and some 5th grade girls told me I was pretty.  :cheesy: Last week one 4th grader kept putting a rubber band around his head, so I showed them the slow motion video of a watermelon exploding after the guys put a ton of rubber bands around it. They freaked out and the boy with the rubber band around his head thought it was hilarious. Today I walked into class and they immediately started begging to see the video again. They promised they would behave for class if they got to see it, so I played it for them and then they kept their promise.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 26, 2016, 03:21:40 PM
A coworker told me not to eat a lot at dinner because we're having a barbecue party at 8pm.

There is a makeshift grill sitting out back behind the school now  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Paul on May 26, 2016, 03:25:18 PM
Found rooibos tea. *BLISS*

Same here! E-mart had little gift set jars of it heavily discounted in the impulse purchase rack by the checkout. Joy!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on May 26, 2016, 03:31:20 PM
Had my 1st and 2nd grade class today. It was my second time today and the first time they were absolutely terrible. I had one of the teachers who speaks fairly good english (better than my co teacher) walk in on my class along with the teacher that runs the after school programs. In total I had 3 teachers watching me as I taught this after school class.

I was a nervous wreck but luckily I was shown grace by these toddlers as they were well behaved and my lesson looked amazing and I was complimented at the end. I even looked like a scrub because I just threw some wrinkly clothes this morning. In the end it all worked out and I also found out I have no class tomorrow!  :afro: :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 26, 2016, 03:33:31 PM
The second half of today has been so laid back! First period after lunch was a filler fun music period (because otherwise they would have been ahead of schedule from all the other MS classes), second period we watched Netflix, and third period, every student actually participated and had fun with the speaking activities, which took up the whole time!

Tomorrow is a school trip to Everland and not only are they giving me lunch and snacks and drinks, they paid me 15000 becuase I'll be "watching the students." After they told me that, the coworker just said "Oh but don't worry about it, you don't have to, just have fun."

Out of the four schools I have worked at, this is the first one that has ever invited me to a trip.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 26, 2016, 04:26:03 PM
One of my students drew me in class :shocked:

(http://i.imgur.com/sYslIz8.jpg?1)

(Lol at her giving me super Korean aegyo sal :laugh: )
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on May 26, 2016, 04:58:44 PM
(Lol at her giving me super Korean aegyo sal :laugh: )

I was more drawn to your super korean slippers~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on May 26, 2016, 05:33:00 PM
(Lol at her giving me super Korean aegyo sal :laugh: )
I was more drawn to your super korean slippers~
For some reason, the fact that you don't actually look like a shocked and somewhat chubby  seal disconcerts me.  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 26, 2016, 05:59:04 PM
(Lol at her giving me super Korean aegyo sal :laugh: )

I was more drawn to your super korean slippers~

Hahahaha the teacher I replaced left a pair of Adidas knockoffs behind.  Those late American 90's fashion trends are making a comeback here anyway, so I'd like to think I'm ahead of the game :wink:
(Also our school provided ones are heinous and make me like 2" taller than I already am.  No thanks :huh: )

For some reason, the fact that you don't actually look like a shocked and somewhat chubby  seal disconcerts me.  :huh:

Yeah, I kind of always imagined you as literally that seal, too.

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Sorry for shattering the illusion.


Don't worry y'all, I'm still a chubby, awkward seal on the inside :wink:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/406BrsGSpOKze/giphy.gif)
Shhhhhhh a walrus works too.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on May 26, 2016, 06:16:11 PM
E-mart bagels and cream cheese are seriously contributing to my sanity these days. Good to know how simple it can be sometimes.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 27, 2016, 09:43:58 AM
My CoT decided to teach "wheels on the bus" without telling me before hand, which was fine (less work on my part). The pronunciation was hilarious though.

The WHORE (instead of sounding like: horn) on the bus goes beep beep beep.....


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on May 27, 2016, 10:11:26 AM
A first grade teacher is sick so my coteacher ended up being their substitute. They were going to cancel the 4th grade class I have with her but I told them I could teach it on my own. The 4th graders are usually a handful but today they were very calm (I think they're just worn out and ready for it to be the weekend) and we had a great class!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 27, 2016, 12:29:57 PM
Was outside when a student came outside with a can of spray paint and actually started spraying the walls and building columns with it. I was like, "wtf?" Right in front of me. And it's not like he didn't see me standing there, either. He just really seemed to think I wouldn't say anything about it.

I got him to stop, took him to the art teacher (kid had wandered off from art class) and let the teacher know what the boy had been up to. Got to watch as the kid was forced to scrub the paint off. Was laughing the whole time. He was pretty good-humored about it, too, but was really red in the face. Don't know what these kids think sometimes.

And later, a bunch of boys made a fort out of the sofas, chairs and foot rests by their home base.

Really happy to see that the spirit of Friday is alive and well.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: defenderoftherealm on May 27, 2016, 12:58:15 PM
One of my students drew me in class :shocked:

(http://i.imgur.com/sYslIz8.jpg?1)

(Lol at her giving me super Korean aegyo sal :laugh: )

Hello.  My name is kevinvrich.   :wink:  Are you a sharpie because you are ultra fine. :wink:

But I have a girlfriend.   :cry: :cry:  Or do I? :evil: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 27, 2016, 01:19:56 PM
Went to go make myself some tea in the Teacher's main room. Saw a lady (seen her before, not sure what she does though) watching youtube with head phones on and popping bubble wrap....

Kinda weird.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 27, 2016, 01:31:45 PM
Wasn't able to access the internet through the school's network with my personal computer because none of the teachers knew what the wifi password was and the computer tech guy wouldn't give it to me because he didn't think a mac would be granted access. No matter how many times I explained that as long as my computer can see the network all I need is the password, he couldn't get around the idea that the school's network would just outright reject my computer for not being a PC. And I'm all like, "How is this the computer tech guy?"

Fast forward to today, my school computer is broken so I've been taking my personal computer to class this whole week. Kids are excited about it, most haven't seen a mac in person before, and they want to see it in action.

So they give me the wifi password, and tada!

Amazing how the students are more helpful than the adults. I think from now on I'm just going to bypass the teachers and adminstrators, and go straight to the students whenever I need this kind of information.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: lazerbullet on May 27, 2016, 01:38:47 PM
Wasn't able to access the internet through the school's network with my personal computer because none of the teachers knew what the wifi password was and the computer tech guy wouldn't give it to me because he didn't think a mac would be granted access. No matter how many times I explained that as long as my computer can see the network all I needed was the password, he couldn't get around the idea that the school's network would just outright reject my computer for not being a PC. And I'm all like, "How is this the computer tech guy?"


Haha I've encountered this too, it's great. Everyone at my school was totally convinced that my iPhone couldn't connect to the school network purely because it's an iPhone, a lot suggested I just got buy a Samsung  :P But it was the wrong password the whole time  8)

On another note, I really love my vice principal. It obviously helps that he is one of the most high-level English speakers in the school but he is always chatting to me, explaining when to use Korean words, and offering me his homemade ginseng Korean tea. Overall he's the chillingest, nicest guy.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 27, 2016, 01:56:43 PM
Haha I've encountered this too, it's great. Everyone at my school was totally convinced that my iPhone couldn't connect to the school network purely because it's an iPhone, a lot suggested I just got buy a Samsung  :P But it was the wrong password the whole time  8)

Honestly, I think the only reason why he's the computer tech guy is because he knows more than the other teachers (which isn't by much... I once surprised him with how I could play a media file on a media player that wasn't GOM). I feel like the school is just too cheap or something to actually invest in a real tech guy.

But at least everyone is nice. xD They're not too hard to impress, makes life way easier.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on May 27, 2016, 02:02:57 PM
Haha I've encountered this too, it's great. Everyone at my school was totally convinced that my iPhone couldn't connect to the school network purely because it's an iPhone, a lot suggested I just got buy a Samsung  :P But it was the wrong password the whole time  8)

Honestly, I think the only reason why he's the computer tech guy is because he knows more than the other teachers (which isn't by much... I once surprised him with how I could play a media file on a media player that wasn't GOM). I feel like the school is just too cheap or something to actually invest in a real tech guy.

But at least everyone is nice. xD They're not too hard to impress, makes life way easier.

Uggghhhhh, GOM player. No I don't want 4 ads open in my media program. VLC for the win. Google chrome for the win. Typing in yout into the searchbar and having it come so I can press enter instead of navering "유투브" for the win.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on May 27, 2016, 02:06:52 PM
Wasn't able to access the internet through the school's network with my personal computer because none of the teachers knew what the wifi password was and the computer tech guy wouldn't give it to me because he didn't think a mac would be granted access. No matter how many times I explained that as long as my computer can see the network all I need is the password, he couldn't get around the idea that the school's network would just outright reject my computer for not being a PC. And I'm all like, "How is this the computer tech guy?"

Fast forward to today, my school computer is broken so I've been taking my personal computer to class this whole week. Kids are excited about it, most haven't seen a mac in person before, and they want to see it in action.

So they give me the wifi password, and tada!

Amazing how the students are more helpful than the adults. I think from now on I'm just going to bypass the teachers and adminstrators, and go straight to the students whenever I need this kind of information.

Just so you know in the future if something like this ever comes up.  If you have a computer that automatically connects to a wireless network you can find out the password by going into the wireless settings.  There is a little box you can check that says "show password" or "show characters". Once that is checked it will show the password instead of the usual "*******"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on May 27, 2016, 02:33:23 PM
Haha I've encountered this too, it's great. Everyone at my school was totally convinced that my iPhone couldn't connect to the school network purely because it's an iPhone, a lot suggested I just got buy a Samsung  :P But it was the wrong password the whole time  8)

Honestly, I think the only reason why he's the computer tech guy is because he knows more than the other teachers (which isn't by much... I once surprised him with how I could play a media file on a media player that wasn't GOM). I feel like the school is just too cheap or something to actually invest in a real tech guy.

But at least everyone is nice. xD They're not too hard to impress, makes life way easier.

Uggghhhhh, GOM player. No I don't want 4 ads open in my media program. VLC for the win. Google chrome for the win. Typing in yout into the searchbar and having it come so I can press enter instead of navering "유투브" for the win.

Chrome is nice, but I find that it's painfully slow on these computers. I think Chrome is very CPU hungry, and these computers...are rubbish and have computer AIDS.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 27, 2016, 06:18:37 PM
Just so you know in the future if something like this ever comes up.  If you have a computer that automatically connects to a wireless network you can find out the password by going into the wireless settings.  There is a little box you can check that says "show password" or "show characters". Once that is checked it will show the password instead of the usual "*******"

Yeah, this was one of the first things I tried after I finally gave up trying to get the password from a person, but, unfortunately, the school actually had this feature disabled on their laptops. xD

It never occurred to me before now to ask a student, though. Should have known that someone probably gave a few of them the password for whatever reason and that they would have spread that info around the school to each other.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on May 27, 2016, 06:25:36 PM
Uggghhhhh, GOM player. No I don't want 4 ads open in my media program. VLC for the win. Google chrome for the win. Typing in yout into the searchbar and having it come so I can press enter instead of navering "유투브" for the win.

Same here, hate GOM, but the teachers AND students never seem comfortable using anything but. And it gets corrupted so easily.

Hate Chrome, too. xP Makes most computers I have to use lag waaay too much. No problems on my personal computer, though, but I also don't like how Chrome is formatted, so it's Firefox and Safari for me.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: lazerbullet on May 28, 2016, 03:28:38 PM
Haha I've encountered this too, it's great. Everyone at my school was totally convinced that my iPhone couldn't connect to the school network purely because it's an iPhone, a lot suggested I just got buy a Samsung  :P But it was the wrong password the whole time  8)

Honestly, I think the only reason why he's the computer tech guy is because he knows more than the other teachers (which isn't by much... I once surprised him with how I could play a media file on a media player that wasn't GOM). I feel like the school is just too cheap or something to actually invest in a real tech guy.

But at least everyone is nice. xD They're not too hard to impress, makes life way easier.



Yeah, the tech guy at my school is a second grade teacher too. Oh well!

As for naver, CO2 ... I could give my thoughts on it but it wouldn't be appropriate for the happy shit mega thread :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on May 30, 2016, 08:15:25 AM
This coming weekend is 3 days and then the following week is 3 days of speaking tests! I love my school life (most of the time  :wink:)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 30, 2016, 08:37:32 AM
I had a really good weekend.  On Friday my CT spontaneously notified me that he'd received the materials for us to make puppy chow (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/15820/puppy-chow/), and that the students really wanted to do it that afternoon.

Somehow everything ended up coming together, and we were able to use the home ec room, find appropriate utensils, and throw everything together.  It was quick, pretty clean as far as cooking projects go, and the students were absolutely over the moon about it.  It only took half of our club time, so I let them spend the other half snacking on it and watching Conan-in-Korea videos :laugh:

On Saturday we had a student/teacher/parent hiking excursion to some mountain outside of Sunchang (not Suncheon), and that was awesome too.  The kids were really surprised and excited that I came, and the mountain wasn't a difficult hike.  It had a cool suspension bridge too, and the whole trip was over and done with my 3:30PM.  I then got my stuff together and went to the green tea spa by the beach on my own and was there for like three hours. :laugh:  Then, later that night my coworkers wanted to drink, so I went over to the teachers' dorms and someone brought nail polish, so one male teacher let me paint his toenails and the other guy painted my friend's. 

I don't know. I feel like I'm so much a part of this school and the community here.  It's going to be really hard to leave...I'm writing a goodbye speech to say at my farewell dinner to learn in Korean, because I really want them to understand how welcomed they've made me feel over the last year.  I already start to feel emotional when I dwell on the thought of leaving, and it's still like three months away.  I'm excited for my move to Seoul, but leaving isn't going to be easy and I'm not sure any job can compare to this one... :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on May 30, 2016, 12:14:57 PM
I literally love how Korea has made credit cards into like an awesome game where you can try to max out your discounts by finding the perfect card(s).

But in Korea, I get a 10,000 per month discount on public transportation, 10% off my phone and internet bill, 5% off two taxi rides every month, 50% off Starbucks (up to 20,000 discount per month), 10% off convenience store purchases and 10% off Gmarket and Auction.

Plus points which can be converted to cash.

If you're someone who likes to micromanage your finances, Korea is a playground of awesome toys.
Must be nice.  I was using my card for 8 months before I found it it was a credit card.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 30, 2016, 12:20:33 PM
I feel ya. I really like my main school and already sense I'll miss this gig once the time comes to move on. Also, island schools have a shorter term (3 years, then Korean teachers have an option to apply for a 4th if they so wish) so it feels like the changeover rate is higher. This year we got 4 new teachers and at the end of this year I already know 3 are leaving; and that's not including the 2 contract Korean teachers whose fates are even more in flux depending on their own plans or whether they get hired again.

Next year there's realllly gonna be a day of change, for better or for worse.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on May 30, 2016, 03:47:28 PM
Someone bought ice cream for the office again. I guess this is their method of combating summer heat  :cheesy:

On a side note though, why does cookies and cream ice cream here always have coffee undertones???  :undecided:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: denimdaze on May 31, 2016, 08:13:23 AM
No classes for the rest of the week as students will be on class trips.  I'm taking a vacation day Friday to go to the beach, and Monday is a holiday.  Life is good (for now).    :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on May 31, 2016, 08:16:24 AM
Someone bought ice cream for the office again. I guess this is their method of combating summer heat  :cheesy:

On a side note though, why does cookies and cream ice cream here always have coffee undertones???  :undecided:
I don't know, but it's the sugar related bane of my existence because I love cookies and cream and hate coffee.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on May 31, 2016, 02:25:49 PM
Re-signed today. Time keeps on slippin' slippin'... into the fuuuuture...

 :laugh: :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 31, 2016, 02:32:25 PM
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: KirbyFan112 on May 31, 2016, 03:07:03 PM
Finally hot enough for naengmyeon. Love me some naengmyeon.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 31, 2016, 03:07:48 PM
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:

 :azn: Erm, let's....erm, right, well.  If it took me 9 years to find them, I will double that time for you.  But as you are leaving  :cry: I'm not sure you have 18 years on you.   :P

Eh? I'm not leaving Korea, haha.  Just moving to Seoul.
(And I get my pants shipped from the USA anyway :P )
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on May 31, 2016, 03:23:41 PM
Finally after 9 years, I bought some cool summer trousers in a normal Korean shop that fit and are really comfortable keep me cool in the summer.  Usually if I go shopping the majority of shops don't have my size or they are slim fit.  I am just shy of 6 foot tall and weigh 84 kilos, but for the life of me I have never been able to find decent trousers here.  I got used to the fact that I have size 11 feet so can't get my trainers downtown.  I like the shops like Eight Seconds/H&M/Zara etc as the cost is good, and the range is nice but the biggest size are just too tight for me or just not big enough.  But on Saturday I went to Uniqlo and found some nice trousers for the summer which are airy enough (Dry brand) and also stretch nicely for 49 000 won.  They are also smart enough to look professional, which I think is important.  I bought some linen trousers from H&M last year and after one sitting they split down the bum, the stitching didn't look especially strong when I got them, but for 29 000 won it was to be expected.  Little things like this make me happy.

From one 6ft tall person to another...if you see anything for women...  :laugh:

 :azn: Erm, let's....erm, right, well.  If it took me 9 years to find them, I will double that time for you.  But as you are leaving  :cry: I'm not sure you have 18 years on you.   :P

Eh? I'm not leaving Korea, haha.  Just moving to Seoul.
(And I get my pants shipped from the USA anyway :P )

Oops, my bad.  So you do have 18 years?   ;D

I taught at the same two schools for seven years.  One had a special assembly where all the 100 students wrote me a letter and came up to the stage to give them to me.  I got a special glass plaque for my 'service' there. At the other school, the students made me a special video of themselves saying goodbye to the soundtrack of an 'Oasis' track.  I didn't cry at school but I did when I went home and watched it.  Sometimes we don't realise that we make a difference to students and it is sad to say goodbye to them.

I have a YouTube channel, so I'm going to make a video and share it with them on the last day of class.  I'm going to pre-write what I want to say and have a Korean friend translate it so that I can make sure they really understand how I feel.  I'm really heartbroken to be leaving, and I feel like no matter what school I move on to in what country, nothing will compare to this one.  It's been such a unique and overwhelmingly positive experience. :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 01, 2016, 11:24:08 AM
Today's open classes went about the way I expected, and better than my coTs expected -- they were very happy with the results, which is funny because I did things how I normally do them. I guess they thought I'd choke or something. But now everyone's in a super good mood, makes up for the serious world-ending, soul-sucking demolition that was Monday and the period of mourning that was Tuesday.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antoniusk on June 01, 2016, 11:32:57 AM
...I have today and tomorrow off. School anniversary for today's school, and all-day school camp at tomorrow's...

I guess I should be happy? Hahah
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Hodlpu on June 01, 2016, 12:52:10 PM
- Someone gave me a water bottle as a gift.
- Got my bonus for re-signing
- Just got paid with my new raise
- Checked my bank account and found out I saved more than I thought
- Booked my flight back to America to visit
- Going hiking on monday with some good korean friends
- and monday is off!

Pretty good week so far!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 01, 2016, 01:07:54 PM
Just found out that today is a half-day. Hah.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 01, 2016, 01:14:56 PM
And I just got my school laptop back. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 01, 2016, 01:56:36 PM
Finally did my taxes like a semblance of an adult!! ('murica residents outta country get an extension till mid-June) And am expecting a nice refund :)

The local mart got a goodly shipment of ice cream recently. There's this delightful chocolate popsicle with brownie bits in it that has become my current favorite! I nearly cleaned out their stock of it and ate it all (10...) within two days  :cry:  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 01, 2016, 01:57:25 PM
Finally hot enough for naengmyeon. Love me some naengmyeon.


YES.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on June 01, 2016, 02:10:42 PM
Finally hot enough for BINGSU. You can find me at Solbing every other day.  :afro: :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on June 01, 2016, 02:14:44 PM
A couple of my 5th grade girls are comfortable enough around me to try to scare me and give me sweets. All of my students are starting to warm up but those few who go that extra distance make me all warm and fuzzy.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: twinsaurus on June 01, 2016, 03:29:30 PM
Got a sweet job in Busan, right by the ocean. Moving to the beach, baby!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on June 01, 2016, 08:55:15 PM
Finally hot enough for BINGSU. You can find me at Solbing every other day.  :afro: :afro: :afro:

Yes! My husband and I went for Bingsu Friday date nights last year and it's finally time for them again  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 02, 2016, 04:23:02 PM
Finally got to see my travel middle school grade 2's for the first time in about 3 weeks! (classes were canceled twice due to field trips and my grade 2's were being used for an open class another time) My grade 2's are my favorites.

They were a blast as usual. This class is like the perfect size; not too many and not too few, so the energy overall is great. And they're just eager to please. Today's main activity was Go Fish! adapted for the lesson and the kids got really into it! As class time neared its end, they were asking me "Teacher! 5 more minutes, please!" because they wanted to play more   ;D ;D

Also, the other day with my main middle grade 2's, our lesson was "What do you think about...?" and I included pics of some K-pop stars. One was of CL and when her slide came up, one student got suddenly bashful in the face so naturally I called on him to answer the question  :evil: His response? "I think she's... sexy."  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: tabitha53 on June 02, 2016, 06:26:31 PM
E2 Visa approved after all the faffing about (p.s: a release letter can be accepted as a printed photo of the letter (not the actual letter))
Gosh Korea.  :shocked:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on June 03, 2016, 08:30:50 AM
Yesterday's open class was a success.  I just finished my first and only class of the day.  This weekend is a long weekend.

Today is a good day!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 03, 2016, 08:59:16 AM
I had both naengmyun and bingsu last night! And it felt great.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 03, 2016, 09:12:37 AM
Monday holiday and travel school classes canceled Tuesday... Nice  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on June 03, 2016, 09:25:48 AM
My cranky ass when my middle school 3rd grade girls say "Thank you, Mr. Tim!" at the end of class:

(http://i.imgur.com/Zb5yK2O.gif)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 03, 2016, 09:49:42 AM
I found out I will be getting paid overtime for the camp I did last week and this week!  ;D
I was worried because payment previously hadn't been mentioned.

Though the conversation went like this:

CT: Sign here.
Me: Why
CT: *laughter*
Me: ..what is it
CT: *explains how I will get paid overtime*
Me: Oh.  Can I sign anywhere?
CT: Yes
Me: *signs top of paper*
CT: *Laughter* Sign on the line! *points*

Sigh.  That overtime tho.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on June 08, 2016, 11:39:28 AM
2 of my 3 classes today were canceled/rescheduled. My one remaining class was a simple intro to the new vocabulary. I happy because this means my poor sore throat (thanks weather/cough) can rest up for my kindergarten class.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on June 08, 2016, 01:12:31 PM
We were playing a game in my 6th grade class involving rps to move to the next level. If you lose you have to find someone at your level to move on. One of my 6th grade girls was stuck at a level and she came over to me. So we begin a round of rps. For a good 30 seconds we were pulling the same thing which started the laughter and then for the next minute or so I beat her at EVERY round. It was so funny and frustrating that we burst into laughter and couldn't stop--kneeled over, holding our stomachs, gasping for air type laughter. Then everyone else in the class saw what was happening and burst into laughter as well. A great way to end the day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Aristocrat on June 08, 2016, 01:31:10 PM
One of the 6th grade boys kept throwing bits of eraser around class, while I was teaching. After a warning, I caught him doing it again and was waiting for the opportunity to use this punishment method; I told him to pick up a scrap piece of paper and stand at the back of the classroom. I then told him to throw the paper to the other opposite back corner of the classroom. He, along with my CT and the other students were visibly confused, but he threw it. I then told him to pick it up, bring it back to where he threw it from and throw it again... Rinse and repeat. Very soon, the class and even my CT started laughing at the ridiculous spectacle.

I went back to teaching and left him there to work on his aim, for the next 20min.

There are times when being a teacher is pretty fun.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 08, 2016, 07:59:14 PM
Coworker is getting a kitten soon. She had pics and it's adorable! I'm so excited to meet it!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 08, 2016, 10:25:32 PM
My cranky ass when my middle school 3rd grade girls say "Thank you, Mr. Tim!" at the end of class:

(http://i.imgur.com/Zb5yK2O.gif)

This is me walking in to my class of low-level 1st years.  There's this boy that just has all the compliments, and he cracks me up.  Last week I was given the imaginary title of "Queen Elizabeth of Turkey" (???) and this week I'm "so simple beautiful, new fresh spring" and my male KET "is luxury" because he wore a suit for the parents' visiting day :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: VanIslander on June 09, 2016, 02:28:53 AM
I haven't taught Let's Go in years! I teach science, history, social studies, art history, math and even debate and economics. I am jacked to be at a high-level academy that is SPLIT into levels and since I've been teaching at this hagwon since '09 and prepare an hour a day (waaaaay more than the average teacher here) I teach only the highest level students. Teaching in SK can be hell but it can also be heaven. Photosynthesis, soil erosion, budgeting, Greek architecture, the water cycle, Aesop's fables and the geography of the U.S. southwest are the topics of lessons I've prepared around textbook material I'm teaching this week. I'm pumped! I never thought I'd be personally be so ENGAGED in teaching overseas when I left my newspaper journalism career for a "short jaunt" overseas that hasn't ended and doesn't seem poised to end any time soon.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 09, 2016, 10:17:56 AM
Yasssssss, two days in a row now the students have made pizza in home ec class or something and brought it to the teachers room to share!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 10:33:40 AM
I'm having my first date (I think its a date anyway  :wink:)  since I broke up with my bf a few months back and I'm super pumped...I hope nothing goes wrong! Spending the day in Busan at the beach and soju/samgyupsal for dinner! Super pumped! Wish me luck folks!  :-*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 10:53:59 AM
I'm having my first date (I think its a date anyway  :wink:)  since I broke up with my bf a few months back and I'm super pumped...I hope nothing goes wrong! Spending the day in Busan at the beach and soju/samgyupsal for dinner! Super pumped! Wish me luck folks!  :-*

Oooooh come back and dish later :wink:

I can't wait to move to Seoul.  Then I can finally go on a date and like, see the person again with in a week or two.

...Instead of meeting someone and being like, "Well, that was lovely.....see you in 3 months, lol." :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 09, 2016, 11:15:06 AM
Yasssssss, two days in a row now the students have made pizza in home ec class or something and brought it to the teachers room to share!

Completely random but at my school we sometimes have student teachers who come and teach for a week or two and one of them actually pronounced it like that.

ST: Where can you go to fig up* your lost items?
S: Lost and found!
ST: Yaas, good job!
Me: (holding in laughter)

*This is how she actually pronounced "pick up." :huh:



I'm having my first date (I think its a date anyway  :wink:)  since I broke up with my bf a few months back and I'm super pumped...I hope nothing goes wrong! Spending the day in Busan at the beach and soju/samgyupsal for dinner! Super pumped! Wish me luck folks!  :-*

Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Gasian on June 09, 2016, 11:18:54 AM
After what has seemed like an eternity of being told I am a crap teacher, my grade 5 public school teacher just told me that she never wants me to use the book again, because the students learn so much more in my "free zone" lessons (lessons they throw at me when I only have half a class or only teach two of the three classes etc....). Which is AWESOME because I can link it to the target language but am completely free to make my class as enjoyable for myself as I can (I mean enjoyable for the students of course). I have grasped a tiny bit of self esteem back into my little worn out hands...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 11:42:43 AM
I'm having my first date (I think its a date anyway  :wink:)  since I broke up with my bf a few months back and I'm super pumped...I hope nothing goes wrong! Spending the day in Busan at the beach and soju/samgyupsal for dinner! Super pumped! Wish me luck folks!  :-*

Oooooh come back and dish later :wink:

I can't wait to move to Seoul.  Then I can finally go on a date and like, see the person again with in a week or two.

...Instead of meeting someone and being like, "Well, that was lovely.....see you in 3 months, lol." :evil:

Yasssssss, two days in a row now the students have made pizza in home ec class or something and brought it to the teachers room to share!


I'm having my first date (I think its a date anyway  :wink:)  since I broke up with my bf a few months back and I'm super pumped...I hope nothing goes wrong! Spending the day in Busan at the beach and soju/samgyupsal for dinner! Super pumped! Wish me luck folks!  :-*

Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*

LOL will do. This dude I met via social media (risky I know) and he also lives quite far away form me. We had to plan this date about a month ago due to our schedules. Heres hoping it goes well.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 09, 2016, 11:49:28 AM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 11:49:58 AM
LOL will do. This dude I met via social media (risky I know) and he also lives quite far away form me. We had to plan this date about a month ago due to our schedules. Heres hoping it goes well.

Pffft I meet guys off of Tinder and dating apps all the time.  That's how I've met most of my dates, actually.  Tinder here isn't used for hookups like it is in the west.  I've met a lot of people just looking for friends, to practice English, to get a serious girlfriend, or to have a local tour guide if they're a tourist in Korea.  The number of dudes on it using it for hookups alone have been pretty rare for me :huh:

Just meet somewhere public and during the daytime.  I usually do lunch or coffee and always offer to pay for my own meal.  I don't like guys feeling like they're buying my time, so I only let someone treat me/take me out for dinner/in the evening if I already like them and know them from at least one date before.  That's just personal preference though.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 11:51:30 AM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 01:42:34 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 09, 2016, 01:51:35 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 01:56:21 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Okay great lol Hold up a banner or something would ya? Waygook.org or a picture of a seal or something  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 01:56:37 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
DUDE what is with Korean guys and using Insta to meet chicks!? :laugh:  I mean, I'm not complaining but I've had that too!  Never had that back in the States...guys would just like, DM dick pics or something  :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
You're in luck; I'm in Seoul or Gwangju this weekend, not Busan :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 02:01:07 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
DUDE what is with Korean guys and using Insta to meet chicks!? :laugh:  I mean, I'm not complaining but I've had that too!  Never had that back in the States...guys would just like, DM dick pics or something  :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
You're in luck; I'm in Seoul or Gwangju this weekend, not Busan :laugh: :laugh:
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 02:04:08 PM
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?

Oh, foreign dudes have sent them in the past, when I lived in the USA.  I've never gotten one in Korea.  On Instagram.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 02:08:19 PM
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?

Oh, foreign dudes have sent them in the past, when I lived in the USA.  I've never gotten one in Korea.  On Instagram.
Ew though
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 09, 2016, 02:11:46 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
DUDE what is with Korean guys and using Insta to meet chicks!? :laugh:  I mean, I'm not complaining but I've had that too!  Never had that back in the States...guys would just like, DM dick pics or something  :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
You're in luck; I'm in Seoul or Gwangju this weekend, not Busan :laugh: :laugh:
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 02:16:00 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
DUDE what is with Korean guys and using Insta to meet chicks!? :laugh:  I mean, I'm not complaining but I've had that too!  Never had that back in the States...guys would just like, DM dick pics or something  :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
You're in luck; I'm in Seoul or Gwangju this weekend, not Busan :laugh: :laugh:
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on June 09, 2016, 02:17:59 PM
Hahahaha yirgacheffe's 'I literally hate dicks' has made my day  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 09, 2016, 02:18:54 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 09, 2016, 02:22:16 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 02:24:14 PM
Congrats!! I second nomadicmadda; let us know how the date goes! :-*
Let's make odds and place bets on the thread she'll use.

1) Ranting/Venting Megathread
2) Raving/Happy Shit Megathread
3) A thread for pointless Friday Ramblings
4) Please talk some sense into me. I want to go home.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Need more details to make that call. 
Foreign or Korean? 
What social media app did OP meet him on?
[And we already know they're hanging at the beach for the day and doing dinner.]

Edit: I actually would love a thread for this, where there's a formula you pre-fill out on the above and then people make bets :laugh:  Guys and girls!
Shall let you know on Monday ;)

Actually I met him via Instragram :-[...not exactly a dating site but he DM'ed me on Insta and I just went with it? He is Korean! We are meeting in a public place and I'm not super worried about that.


You guys are so curious lol Am I going to have a bunch of spies on my date? You have a few beaches to choose from  :P   Ladies you may send me a message if you wanna know more deets :P
DUDE what is with Korean guys and using Insta to meet chicks!? :laugh:  I mean, I'm not complaining but I've had that too!  Never had that back in the States...guys would just like, DM dick pics or something  :P

We'll be the group sitting right behind you.
You're in luck; I'm in Seoul or Gwangju this weekend, not Busan :laugh: :laugh:
I haven't gotten any dick pics...yet.... I swear though, its the new tinder. At least you get an idea of what they are into based on their posts?

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.
Who exactly is we?! lol should I provide beverages or popcorn?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 09, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

So is it just the "movement" that gets to you, or is it everything else about them (shape, texture, etc.)?

Just wondering if you'd ever consider visiting Deolmusae or if that's a "gtfofn" kind of thing. xD

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.

How many times have you been flashed? xD
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on June 09, 2016, 02:26:42 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 09, 2016, 02:28:19 PM
I'm so glad no one in this office can read English well.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 09, 2016, 02:34:01 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: reudibeat's comment had me in stitches.

Also my stupid computer won't let me insert additional quotes, so...

Chinguetti: I just hate dicks. Lol. Although going off of what reudibeat said, I think unexpected dick would make me go into cardiac arrest.

krissyboo: You just need to show up to the date and we'll take care of the spying. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 09, 2016, 02:52:36 PM
Thursdays are always good days because I get to see my travel middle school and one of my favorite classes (love my grade 2s!).

All my classes are typically in the morning so after lunch I usually have free time until I can catch a bus back to my main school. The music teacher is super nice and has told me I can unlock the music room anytime I want  8)

Went there after lunch today to play around and then students slowly trickled in, some to practice and some to just hang out. Ended up being the noisiest cacophony of pianos, drums, guitars, and violin but it was an absolute blast!  :azn: I wish I saw them more often! Always bums me out if classes get canceled.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 09, 2016, 03:22:19 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: reudibeat's comment had me in stitches.

Also my stupid computer won't let me insert additional quotes, so...

Chinguetti: I just hate dicks. Lol. Although going off of what reudibeat said, I think unexpected dick would make me go into cardiac arrest.

krissyboo: You just need to show up to the date and we'll take care of the spying. :laugh:

Krissyboo, I hope you see the EXACT number of dicks you want to this weekend.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on June 09, 2016, 03:29:39 PM
Pardon the interruption ladies, unexpected dick here!  :laugh:

I usually dread my last class on Thursdays cause it's 7th period and everyone's tired but today turned into an impromptu beatbox session/competition with the 2nd grade boys. These guys were seriously good. Co-teach and I were both amazed. Who knew the little hell-raisers were so talented? haha

Most fun I've had in class in a long time  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 09, 2016, 03:46:22 PM
(quote)

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: reudibeat's comment had me in stitches.

Also my stupid computer won't let me insert additional quotes, so...

Chinguetti: I just hate dicks. Lol. Although going off of what reudibeat said, I think unexpected dick would make me go into cardiac arrest.

krissyboo: You just need to show up to the date and we'll take care of the spying. :laugh:

Krissyboo, I hope you see the EXACT number of dicks you want to this weekend.

yirgacheffe: what would happen if you met a rare someone with diphallia? People generally expect one D so how horrific of a shock would two be?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on June 09, 2016, 03:49:42 PM
Pardon the interruption ladies, unexpected dick here!  :laugh:

I usually dread my last class on Thursdays cause it's 7th period and everyone's tired but today turned into an impromptu beatbox session/competition with the 2nd grade boys. These guys were seriously good. Co-teach and I were both amazed. Who knew the little hell-raisers were so talented? haha

Most fun I've had in class in a long time  ;D

I love seeing my kids showing off their talents outside of my lessons. Some of my 5th graders are in a band and they performed at the school talent show, they were AMAZING. Made me feel so proud
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 09, 2016, 08:11:51 PM

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: reudibeat's comment had me in stitches.

Also my stupid computer won't let me insert additional quotes, so...

Chinguetti: I just hate dicks. Lol. Although going off of what reudibeat said, I think unexpected dick would make me go into cardiac arrest.

krissyboo: You just need to show up to the date and we'll take care of the spying. :laugh:

Krissyboo, I hope you see the EXACT number of dicks you want to this weekend.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
The kind of well-wishing we all need!

@yirgacheffe Have you seen when a dude has a boner and he can twitch it around yet?  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
This thread has me in tears omg...

Also, my good news of the night is my friend finally convinced bribed me into going to Seoul over the weekend with a free Saturday UMF ticket and lodging in one of those sweet-ass orgy penthouse party rooms Koreans like to rent...
...Gonna be a hell of a weekend.  Slightly terrified  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 10, 2016, 01:59:59 PM
Was sitting at my desk when I heard a strange noise. Turned around and the science teacher had this hilarious face of regret mingled with a bit of shock and disgust. Then I saw the bag of wasabi cashews in his hand.  :laugh:

The PE teacher then looked over to see what the commotion was about-- despite his refusal, the science teacher insisted on making the PE teacher suffer as well. An equally funny face was made and I just laughed at the both of them.  :laugh: :laugh:

Fridays are always pretty chill. I supervise a PE class for 2 hours (middle school) and it's always fun listening to them scream at each other in Korean, hahahah
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: jomi on June 10, 2016, 07:03:13 PM
I have finished all of my little cooking tasks. I now have a fresh sourdough loaf out of my rice cooker (lmao) and homemade hummus (also nut milk and I'm making nut 'cheese' out of the pulp). I feel very accomplished and can now just chill all weekend~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 13, 2016, 07:49:41 AM

To nomadicmadda: It has been decided. We will stalk krissyboo.

Also, I literally hate dicks. Like, not the asshole type of dick (although I hate those too) but literally dicks. I'm going to sound so immature, but they really freak me out for some reason. Thank the stars I haven't gotten any dick pics.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Do you not swing that way?  Or...if you do, how do you handle them in the bedroom then?  :huh:

I definitely swing that way but I don't like when theirs start swinging, I suppose. And to answer your other question... it's usually dark. I don't look. :laugh:

I get you yirga. In the bedroom is fine, because you're expecting to see one. Surprise dicks are the worst. Open a pic, it's a dick? Disgusting. Turn a corner, see a dick? Terrifying.
:laugh: :laugh: this entire thread is hilarious. I agree though, unexpected dicks are the worst
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: reudibeat's comment had me in stitches.

Also my stupid computer won't let me insert additional quotes, so...

Chinguetti: I just hate dicks. Lol. Although going off of what reudibeat said, I think unexpected dick would make me go into cardiac arrest.

krissyboo: You just need to show up to the date and we'll take care of the spying. :laugh:

Krissyboo, I hope you see the EXACT number of dicks you want to this weekend.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
The kind of well-wishing we all need!

@yirgacheffe Have you seen when a dude has a boner and he can twitch it around yet?  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
This thread has me in tears omg...

Also, my good news of the night is my friend finally convinced bribed me into going to Seoul over the weekend with a free Saturday UMF ticket and lodging in one of those sweet-ass orgy penthouse party rooms Koreans like to rent...
...Gonna be a hell of a weekend.  Slightly terrified  :huh:
Please refer to ranting thread :/
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Post by: nomadicmadda on June 13, 2016, 08:01:03 AM
Had the most ridiculous weekend in Seoul.  Went to Ultra (was awesome) saw Knife Party (slightly miffed by their performance, but still good) and Axwell and Ingrosso (also awesome) from the very front, miraculously found my Swedish friends in a crowd of thousands, rented a massive penthouse hotel with my Korean friends that had a 12 person hot tub and a roof that opened, and basically had an insane weekend.  Managed to do it all without being hungover the next morning both days and felt great.

...Probably good on partying for the next 6 months now, though :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 13, 2016, 08:03:00 AM
Had the most ridiculous weekend in Seoul.  Went to Ultra (was awesome) saw Knife Party (slightly miffed by their performance, but still good) and Axwell and Ingrosso (also awesome) from the very front, miraculously found my Swedish friends in a crowd of thousands, rented a massive penthouse hotel with my Korean friends that had a 12 person hot tub and a roof that opened, and basically had an insane weekend.  Managed to do it all without being hungover the next morning both days and felt great.

...Probably good on partying for the next 6 months now, though :laugh:

What happened with Knife Party?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 13, 2016, 11:23:46 AM
Still can't run or jump, but I can at least walk sort of normally now, and it no longer hurts to cross my legs -- still uncomfortable as hell, but not painful. PROGRESS
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chrislis90 on June 13, 2016, 11:37:27 AM
My middle school has over 600 students. I was worried about this last open lesson as they took out the top 10 students from the class and was told a lot of parents tend to come. We didn't have 1 visitor, but I'm more happy about the rest of the class doing really well in the absence of the stronger students.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 13, 2016, 12:24:57 PM
Today I saw my grade 6's thoroughly washing their hands in the lunch room! I'm talking with soap, sudsy, and for well over 30 seconds, probably a minute! Longer than I wash my own hands; I was staring in awe, wondering when they would stop. Simply stunning  :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on June 13, 2016, 12:45:08 PM
Went to Ultra on Saturday and had so much fun! I've never been to an EDM festival before so just being there and enjoying the music with thousands of other people was so great. I think I'll go for all 3 days next year.  :laugh:

The school is having dinner for the parents tomorrow and I assumed that I was going, but one of the teachers who is organizing it said that I don't have to go.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 13, 2016, 01:04:19 PM
Had the most ridiculous weekend in Seoul.  Went to Ultra (was awesome) saw Knife Party (slightly miffed by their performance, but still good) and Axwell and Ingrosso (also awesome) from the very front, miraculously found my Swedish friends in a crowd of thousands, rented a massive penthouse hotel with my Korean friends that had a 12 person hot tub and a roof that opened, and basically had an insane weekend.  Managed to do it all without being hungover the next morning both days and felt great.

...Probably good on partying for the next 6 months now, though :laugh:

What happened with Knife Party?

Their whole set seemed very uncharacteristic of who (I thought) they were.  We got into the mainstage area right at 8:30 when they'd already started, and I actually thought the previous artist was still finishing up for the first 20min of their set :huh:  It took actually seeing Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen via the video screen for me to realize it was them.  I have/have heard all of their music from Abandon Ship (end of 2014) and earlier, so I was really surprised they weren't playing a single thing I recognized.

I legitimately didn't know wtf they were playing, and there was only about 10min of music I did know towards the end.  Now they did put out an album 6 months ago (Trigger Warning)and I haven't listened to it yet to know if that's what they were playing at the show, but there's no way that EP is long enough to last a whole two hour set.  Not sure if they changed and remixed stuff to fit what they thought was a more "Korean" demographic (what, shitty electro house??) or what, but I was kind of disappointed.  It honestly felt boring and didn't have any of the grit or grime or energy their previous work does... :sad:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 13, 2016, 01:17:44 PM
Had the most ridiculous weekend in Seoul.  Went to Ultra (was awesome) saw Knife Party (slightly miffed by their performance, but still good) and Axwell and Ingrosso (also awesome) from the very front, miraculously found my Swedish friends in a crowd of thousands, rented a massive penthouse hotel with my Korean friends that had a 12 person hot tub and a roof that opened, and basically had an insane weekend.  Managed to do it all without being hungover the next morning both days and felt great.

...Probably good on partying for the next 6 months now, though :laugh:

What happened with Knife Party?

Their whole set seemed very uncharacteristic of who (I thought) they were.  We got into the mainstage area right at 8:30 when they'd already started, and I actually thought the previous artist was still finishing up for the first 20min of their set :huh:  It took actually seeing Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen via the video screen for me to realize it was them.  I have/have heard all of their music from Abandon Ship (end of 2014) and earlier, so I was really surprised they weren't playing a single thing I recognized.

I legitimately didn't know wtf they were playing, and there was only about 10min of music I did know towards the end.  Now they did put out an album 6 months ago (Trigger Warning)and I haven't listened to it yet to know if that's what they were playing at the show, but there's no way that EP is long enough to last a whole two hour set.  Not sure if they changed and remixed stuff to fit what they thought was a more "Korean" demographic (what, shitty electro house??) or what, but I was kind of disappointed.  It honestly felt boring and didn't have any of the grit or grime or energy their previous work does... :sad:

Oof, glad I didn't blow money to go there then. Deadmau5 was playing a second stage but I saw him at Rogers Centre years ago with his massive set. Too much money for 2 days that I might have enjoyed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClrZXV445Ww (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClrZXV445Ww)

There's an EDM fest in Chuncheon Aug 19-20. Baauer, Madeon, Nero and Zomboy are all there and it's 99 000W. Gonna be tight.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 13, 2016, 01:42:05 PM
Someone posted this on my facebook today and it immediately improved my day. Hope it does the same for someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riQuN3rTTZ8
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 13, 2016, 01:45:46 PM
Someone posted this on my facebook today and it immediately improved my day. Hope it does the same for someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riQuN3rTTZ8
I love this movie and I love love this song! Mission accomplished.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on June 13, 2016, 01:46:41 PM
Today I saw my grade 6's thoroughly washing their hands in the lunch room! I'm talking with soap, sudsy, and for well over 30 seconds, probably a minute! Longer than I wash my own hands; I was staring in awe, wondering when they would stop. Simply stunning  :afro: :afro:

Where's Sonny? 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on June 13, 2016, 01:53:10 PM
Today's the first day that the daycare teacher hasn't brought the kids 10 min early to class ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 13, 2016, 02:44:29 PM
Heard a kid cracking knuckles in class today (grade 3 elem).

Felt thus compelled to crack my own-- I can crack multiple at once, for louder effect.
Kid's eyes widened in amazement. The little ones are so easily impressed, hahaha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 13, 2016, 02:56:14 PM
Returned to my main school and someone brought lots of bread from the mainland  8) Which was awesome cause lunch at my travel school was meh today.

There was pizza bread!  ;D But it had mustard!  :huh: Wtf. Not a lot though, so it was still good overall.

And for some reason they're doling out kimbaps to everyone in the office. No idea where these came from but I'm not complaining!  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 14, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
A single bubble just floated past my office window and my classroom smells really delicious. Like a Jamaican patty.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nermal on June 14, 2016, 11:30:03 AM
 :huh: I should not have caught up on the past week of this thread.

100 classes/31 school days/41 full days until I'm out of here.
I have a spreadsheet that's counting all of these down.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on June 15, 2016, 01:48:48 PM
Just had my second open class where other teachers come in and watch our class. Was super chill and calm until the moment that we actually started. I slowly saw the teachers come in one by one.

Students are usually more outspoken and love to talk but I think the presence of the principal and vice principal and several other teachers made them feel more reserved. After a few vocab practices and a game at the end, students went crazy and a lot more energy and positive vibes were released into the room. Overall it went extremely well and got smiles and compliments at the end. :)  :afro: :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 15, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
 :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 16, 2016, 08:23:05 AM
Hamstring is still really tight, but it's healed enough now that I can run and jump again. Taking way less time to heal than I'd predicted, especially since I had a little bruising a couple of days after both hearing and feeling a pop at the time of injury.

I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought. c:

AND, half of my classes are canceled today.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 16, 2016, 10:42:57 AM
Wasps and bees keep flying in through the open windows in the teacher's office, and my KTs finally broke: closed the windows and turned on the A/C. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 16, 2016, 02:23:00 PM
School just agreed to the change I requested for my vacation days. I was expecting a fight, but they were all just, "Yeah, okay, works better for us anyway."

Love this school.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moc-moc-a-moc! on June 16, 2016, 02:34:02 PM
Thanks to some construction at my primary school the four weeks of summer camp I was dreading has been reduced to two. Hooray.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on June 16, 2016, 07:52:10 PM
:azn:

Thanks, I needed that.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 17, 2016, 07:58:51 AM
I was having such a crummy week and then last night my friend and I went and sang at 노래방 for 2 hours, completely sober, and it was amazing. It cheered me up so much and now its FRIDAY! Horray! :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on June 17, 2016, 08:18:45 AM
Sometimes I sit with the Special Education teacher at lunch (because she speaks better English than half my co-teachers  :undecided: ) so I've gotten to know one of her students who sits with her also. He's usually too shy to speak to me in English so he'll ask her if he can ask me questions and she'll translate for me and then he'll be on a roll.

Today he was in my office to do a speaking test for Chinese and I say hello then go back to wasting time, as usual. Then he comes up to me to start a conversation! We exchange ~how are yous~ and talk about our weekends and stuff. I am so fond of him. He is just the best.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 17, 2016, 08:28:43 AM
Went to Jeonju for a field trip. Pretty cool place! Got to eat a handmade choco pie, the famed Jeonju bibimbap, and dress up in hanbok, among other things. Even got to see a soccer game! I think that's the first professional soccer game I've ever been to, hahah. Within the first few minutes, a player had fallen and medics rushed over-- the player was okay so they just patted him on the head and everyone went their merry way lol. I'm really happy that my school is really inclusive-- they decided I should go on this field trip to experience some Korean culture  :azn:

And now it's Friday  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 17, 2016, 09:32:49 AM
It's Friday, all of my classes are cancelled, and the weather is so nice today. :) I brought a book with me to school so I'm just going to read all day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 17, 2016, 09:36:47 AM
I won!!! I finally got a message from gmarket (three months after the initial order) that the seller is giving me a full refund! They were saying that they would only give me a half refund because he wanted to charge me for the return fee, but that was his mistake for addressing it wrong. So finally, I am getting my money back. Hallelujah.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 21, 2016, 07:59:12 AM
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 21, 2016, 08:10:21 AM
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 21, 2016, 08:30:23 AM
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.

My calendar say 학업성취도평가 which translates as "achievement assessment".  We also had testing with in the first few weeks of the semester for something similar, so I believe they're national standardized tests meant to track overall progress and growth, independent of a school's individual curriculum and midterm/final exam testing.

Also, my principal just came in, told me "Happy birthday," had me sign a paper, and gave me a little envelope with 20,000KRW worth of vouchers for shopping/movies?!  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 21, 2016, 08:32:33 AM
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.

My calendar say 학업성취도평가 which translates as "achievement assessment".  We also had testing with in the first few weeks of the semester for something similar, so I believe they're national standardized tests meant to track overall progress and growth, independent of a school's individual curriculum and midterm/final exam testing.

Also, my principal just came in, told me "Happy birthday," had me sign a paper, and gave me a little envelope with 20,000KRW worth of vouchers for shopping/movies?!  :huh:
Yeah, I just got a large sum of vouchers for Emart from my school. Never figured out why, bu I really needed to go grocery shopping, so it was appreciated!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Action Jackson on June 21, 2016, 09:44:15 AM
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.
My last school would actually have practice tests just about everyday for about a week to 10 days before the standardized tests, though I'm pretty sure they just did them during Korean class and it didn't really impede on English classes too much.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on June 21, 2016, 11:28:03 AM
little angel 4th graders are everything that little demon 6th graders are not

I have 3 4th grade classes for double periods on Tuesdays. So 90 mins with each class. Sounds like a nightmare but teaching them is a breeze. We played a super simple mystery bag game in the first period and in the 10 minute break between classes they asked if they could carry on playing the game between themselves. Then they played English hangman, completely unprompted. They're so sweet and motivated. 4th graders in my old school were great too. I don't know what it is about 4th grade that make them an absolute joy to teach but I'm not complaining!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Action Jackson on June 21, 2016, 12:30:30 PM
little angel 4th graders are everything that little demon 6th graders are not

I have 3 4th grade classes for double periods on Tuesdays. So 90 mins with each class. Sounds like a nightmare but teaching them is a breeze. We played a super simple mystery bag game in the first period and in the 10 minute break between classes they asked if they could carry on playing the game between themselves. Then they played English hangman, completely unprompted. They're so sweet and motivated. 4th graders in my old school were great too. I don't know what it is about 4th grade that make them an absolute joy to teach but I'm not complaining!
I taught 4th grade at an immersion school for a number of years, simply the best grade to teach. 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on June 21, 2016, 02:40:51 PM
Found a crafting idea that went over great with all of my after school groups. Even if the 4th graders pretended they were too cool. I impressed my 3rd graders with the few Korean words I know (classroom words). And I am prepared a whole day in advanced my for kindergarten class.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 21, 2016, 03:56:01 PM
Was waiting for a bus on the outskirts of a bigger city recently and there were two older men waiting in line in front of me. The bus finally arrived and to my surprise, they both turned and gestured for me to go first.

I guess I was particularly surprised because one was in a business suit so I figured he'd be all bali bali and rushing to get on first. Guess he's not like them ahjummas, all elbows and shoves lol.

A really simple but kind gesture that rather made my day!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on June 22, 2016, 11:37:30 AM
I have a brand new fresh out of school CT. My school runs special, extra open classes for new teachers their first 3 years.

She practiced this morning with me watching. It was excellent. It gives me hope for the future of English education here.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chrislis90 on June 22, 2016, 12:45:54 PM
At one of my travel schools this morning, the boys in the classroom were doing the entrance music for the Undertaker. 2 Students then entered the classroom and one performed the tombstone manouvre on the other (bar actually smacking his head against the floor). It was hilarious, they cheered and he ran through the halls in triumph.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Hodlpu on June 22, 2016, 12:53:14 PM
I learned how to make my own salad dressing (honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing).  I showed it off to my school, everyone thinks I'm a chef now.

EDIT:  everyone
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 22, 2016, 12:58:34 PM
I learned how to make my own salad dressing (honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing).  I showed it off to my school, everything thinks I'm a chef now.

Haha, same.

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Soggysocks on June 22, 2016, 01:16:54 PM
I taught my 6th graders different ailments (toothache, earache, sore throat, etc). Now they're running through the halls chanting, "Vomit! Vomit!"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 22, 2016, 02:10:14 PM
Open class went really well and now coT is finally coming down from her adrenaline rush.

To celebrate, she turned on the A/C.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 22, 2016, 02:32:00 PM
Bingo was the main activity for one of my classes today and for the squares I had the kids put down the names of all the students in school (we've got a wee population). Thought it might be fun as the topic was "What do you think about ________."

Then one kid drew a name and immediately just lowered his head and refused to make eye contact with anyone. All the other students in class started going "Ohhhhh!!" while he was being uncharacteristically bashful (usually he's the loudest kid in class).

I think I unwittingly discovered who a student is crushing on, lol.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 22, 2016, 03:18:07 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DLJL on June 22, 2016, 03:20:24 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

It's literally the same process as making ramen, too. Add hot water. Wait a short time. Done.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 22, 2016, 03:22:08 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

I feel like Koreans [that I've met] seem surprised that I can cook at all. Like do they think Americans can't cook or something?? I dunno what it is.

Then I learned the Koreans at school don't really cook much at home. Lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on June 22, 2016, 03:22:22 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 22, 2016, 03:28:16 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

IT'S RRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA면.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 22, 2016, 03:40:34 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on June 22, 2016, 03:46:36 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 22, 2016, 03:49:47 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:

Ahahahaha I feel like Koreans think that swearing in English is not that serious. They kind of treat it like a joke and for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

But this is the happy thread: I love swearing.

Edit: By the way, that comment had nothing to do with your girlfriend haha I had some other people in mind lolol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 22, 2016, 03:53:30 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:

Ahahahaha I feel like Koreans think that swearing in English is not that serious. They kind of treat it like a joke and for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

But this is the happy thread: I love swearing.

Edit: By the way, that comment had nothing to do with your girlfriend haha I had some other people in mind lolol

One time one of my 4th graders was wearing a shirt that said "Commes des f*ck down"
There was no asterisk  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 22, 2016, 03:56:06 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:

Ahahahaha I feel like Koreans think that swearing in English is not that serious. They kind of treat it like a joke and for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

But this is the happy thread: I love swearing.

Edit: By the way, that comment had nothing to do with your girlfriend haha I had some other people in mind lolol

One time one of my 4th graders was wearing a shirt that said "Commes des f*ck down"
There was no asterisk  :lipsrsealed:

LOL the guy who does my hair wore that shirt...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on June 22, 2016, 04:02:03 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:

Ahahahaha I feel like Koreans think that swearing in English is not that serious. They kind of treat it like a joke and for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

But this is the happy thread: I love swearing.

Edit: By the way, that comment had nothing to do with your girlfriend haha I had some other people in mind lolol

One time one of my 4th graders was wearing a shirt that said "Commes des f*ck down"
There was no asterisk  :lipsrsealed:

LOL the guy who does my hair wore that shirt...

Yeah swearing is one of those things that needs to be executed perfectly or else it just loses it's punch.

As for comme des fuckdown, it's a pretty popular brand and I've seen a lot of people wearing it here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/comme-des-fuckdown (http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/comme-des-fuckdown)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 22, 2016, 06:16:22 PM
Today my coT asked about my window screens and if they were keeping the bugs out. I told her that crickets get into the bathroom (I often leave the window open for ventilation) but I don't really mind them. There have been ant invasions recently though, which I do mind. I think they started coming inside when the new door lock was getting installed...

My coT then told me that the school would give me bug spray!! I've been meaning to go to the store to look for bug spray or some equivalent repellent myself, but this works!  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 23, 2016, 12:06:33 PM

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh:

Do you curse frequently as well? :laugh:

Speaking of Gordon Ramsay, though, I've been on a youtube-binge of his videos and I may or may not attempt some of the more simple dishes. The ones that don't require an oven, of course.

Actually, yeah. I used to work as a cook back in Canada and cursing like a drunken sailor on leave is kinda par for the course.

Side note: I've been teaching my Korean gf some english swear words and she loves it.  Nothing cuter than f-bombs pouring out of a tiny Korean girl IMO  ;D

Funny thing is if I swear in Korean she'll get real serious and lecture me about how rude it is.  :huh:

Ahahahaha I feel like Koreans think that swearing in English is not that serious. They kind of treat it like a joke and for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

But this is the happy thread: I love swearing.

Edit: By the way, that comment had nothing to do with your girlfriend haha I had some other people in mind lolol

Lol someone in a thread tried to scold me for wearing on this site a month or two ago.  I was like "FUCK OFF IMMA SAY WHAT I WANT; NO RULES ABOUT SWEARING MUWAHAHAHAHA!" :evil: :evil: :evil:

Kids swearing irritates me as well, though.  Fortunately my high schoolers seem to swear equally in Korean and English and apologize for both if a teacher catches them.  My elementary 6th graders thought it was "cool" and funny though, and my KETs at those schools never really reprimanded them.  I had to do the discipline there.  They stopped doing it in my class but I often heard them doing it in others and in the halls. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on June 23, 2016, 12:52:12 PM
I've been having a pretty shitty day today and feeling kind of down but then I had a 3rd grade middle school student come up to me after class and he told me he had a lot of fun in class today.  I's nice to get feedback like that from students.  I feel much better now.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on June 23, 2016, 12:59:27 PM
I've been having a pretty shitty day today and feeling kind of down but then I had a 3rd grade middle school student come up to me after class and he told me he had a lot of fun in class today.  I's nice to get feedback like that from students.  I feel much better now.

My kids have learned how to use general greetings like a native speaker, and they're constantly throwing them at me in the halls and striking out quick "small talk" conversations.  It makes me feel so good that not only do they enjoy interacting with me, but THEY'RE ACTUALLY APPLYING THE THINGS WE'VE LEARNED TO REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM?!?  WHAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?! :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

How very un-Korean of them. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on June 23, 2016, 01:50:55 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 23, 2016, 02:09:54 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

I feel like I shouldn't find this as funny as I do...  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 23, 2016, 02:12:58 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Now I want to know what kind of activity it was.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on June 23, 2016, 02:33:16 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Now I want to know what kind of activity it was.

It's the cowboy game combined with a blazing pen game. One student from each team takes a board and pen, and faces away from the screen. As soon as they hear BANG, then they turn around and write the word that matches the image. The winning team gets to spin a wheel for points.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mister Tim on June 23, 2016, 02:34:34 PM
for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

"What the shit" seems fine to me.  :laugh:
It isn't straight up traditional usage, but you can get pretty loosey-goosey with profanity and still come out on top.

(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/1221731004409.png)

I didn't make that image.

Apparently the phrase has a page on UrbanDictionary, too.  ;D

Swearing is magical.

Unless you're one of my students, in which case: NO. STOP IT. BAD.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on June 23, 2016, 02:40:42 PM
Today I was served by the "Executive Chef" at a Noodle bar in a cafeteria attached to an Emart store... at least that what it said on her jacket above her name.  I tried to see what the other staff had for titles, but they all had aprons on.

:)



Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 23, 2016, 02:50:54 PM
Today I was served by the "Executive Chef" at a Noodle bar in a cafeteria attached to an Emart store... at least that what it said on her jacket above her name.  I tried to see what the other staff had for titles, but they all had aprons on.

:)
I went into a third party cell store once (you know, the ones with the Olleh, SK AND UPlus+ signs on them) and one of the guys had a nametag entitled "Global Investor." God damn, that's swanky! His name? "Staff"
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 23, 2016, 02:57:03 PM
for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

"What the shit" seems fine to me.  :laugh:
It isn't straight up traditional usage, but you can get pretty loosey-goosey with profanity and still come out on top.

(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/1221731004409.png)

I didn't make that image.

Apparently the phrase has a page on UrbanDictionary, too.  ;D

Swearing is magical.

Unless you're one of my students, in which case: NO. STOP IT. BAD.

I refuse to believe this. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Okay, fine, but would you agree that "He my fuck you!" is not proper usage? :laugh: Because a lot of my students say that and it makes me want to punch them in the face.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 23, 2016, 03:00:15 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

I feel like I shouldn't find this as funny as I do...  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I laughed at that bit too. :laugh: I love when students enjoy the activities. It makes the class go by so much quicker and we're all full of energy by the end of it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 23, 2016, 03:00:52 PM
My grade 3's really enjoyed their activity today. Maybe a bit TOO much. Sounded like students were being murdered in my classroom. One child was practically frothing at the mouth from all the excitement  :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Now I want to know what kind of activity it was.

It's the cowboy game combined with a blazing pen game. One student from each team takes a board and pen, and faces away from the screen. As soon as they hear BANG, then they turn around and write the word that matches the image. The winning team gets to spin a wheel for points.

Thanks. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 23, 2016, 03:01:30 PM
for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

"What the shit" seems fine to me.  :laugh:
It isn't straight up traditional usage, but you can get pretty loosey-goosey with profanity and still come out on top.

(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/1221731004409.png)

I didn't make that image.

Apparently the phrase has a page on UrbanDictionary, too.  ;D

Swearing is magical.

Unless you're one of my students, in which case: NO. STOP IT. BAD.

I refuse to believe this. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Okay, fine, but would you agree that "He my fuck you!" is not proper usage? :laugh: Because a lot of my students say that and it makes me want to punch them in the face.

No, it's pronounced 퍼큐 퍼큐! Paw Q Paw Q
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 23, 2016, 03:22:08 PM
for some reason it annoys me to no end, especially when they don't even use it properly. For examples, "What the shit?!" or "Oh, my fuck!" :rolleyes:

"What the shit" seems fine to me.  :laugh:
It isn't straight up traditional usage, but you can get pretty loosey-goosey with profanity and still come out on top.

(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/1221731004409.png)

I didn't make that image.

Apparently the phrase has a page on UrbanDictionary, too.  ;D

Swearing is magical.

Unless you're one of my students, in which case: NO. STOP IT. BAD.

I refuse to believe this. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Okay, fine, but would you agree that "He my fuck you!" is not proper usage? :laugh: Because a lot of my students say that and it makes me want to punch them in the face.

No, it's pronounced 퍼큐 퍼큐! Paw Q Paw Q

Or sometimes it's 빠뀨빠뀨! Bbakkyu bbakkyu~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: meepmoopimmarobots on June 23, 2016, 04:22:32 PM
I had a shit morning for several reasons, BUT THEN:

1. Two of my favorite recent graduands came back to visit and gave me presents!

2. SURPRISE DAY OFF TOMORROW WHOOOOOOO  :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: twinsaurus on June 23, 2016, 04:49:05 PM
Summer vacation starts tomorrow at 12:15pm.


HELLS YEAH I'M OUT Y'ALL, 1.5 MONTHS OF FREEDOM.


Plus the last paycheck came through yesterday, and it was way more than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 24, 2016, 07:34:00 AM
When you find the perfect job that meets all your requirements on the side bar of this page and are filled with a bit of hope!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on June 24, 2016, 07:47:36 AM
When you find the perfect job that meets all your requirements on the side bar of this page and are filled with a bit of hope!

!! Which job is it? I assume you sent your resume already? :D Good luck!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 24, 2016, 08:14:49 AM
Just realized that starting next semester, I'll be ahead on lesson planning for elementary school!! Since I started at a weird time (Nov), my elem. coT had me start from lesson 8 and spend one week on each chapter, as a kind of review for the kids. Which means I already have the basic intro lessons done for chapters 8 - 13.

So the beginning was a bit nuts in terms of planning but I'm gonna be benefiting from all that work sooner than expected  8)

I'll be able to focus more on my middle school plans and just tinker with my elem. plans if need be.  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 24, 2016, 08:27:57 AM
No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on June 24, 2016, 08:46:46 AM
No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D
Good luck!! :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 24, 2016, 08:49:03 AM
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 24, 2016, 08:54:39 AM
No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D

Where are you going camping?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on June 24, 2016, 09:42:33 AM
No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D
Good luck!! :)

Thanks girl!!

No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D

Where are you going camping?

A beach just outside of Busan
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 24, 2016, 09:47:47 AM
No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D
Good luck!! :)

Thanks girl!!

No classes today. Good hair day. Date tonight. Camping tomorrow. Life is good. ;D

Where are you going camping?

A beach just outside of Busan

No, I mean EXACTLY where are you camping?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 24, 2016, 12:46:57 PM
I'm going to share a health and finance lifehack that literally changed my life for the better.

Most people eat sandwiches with two pieces of bread.

If you just use one piece of bread, you're dramatically reducing the number of calories in your sandwich, and also doubling the number of sandwiches you can make before you have to buy more bread.

Why have two sandwiches with tons of bread and empty calories and also spending money on that, when you can have three sandwiches with one piece of bread each, and literally towering with cheap vegetables?

Single-piece-of-bread sandwiches are literally better in every way except for portability. It's not practical to pack them around.

You and your money micro-managing. xD

I buy bread that doesn't have preservatives in it from local bakeries in my area (they taste so much better), so unless I stick it in the freezer (which I hate) it'll grow mold within a week or so. I have purchased pumpkin bread from I think Paris Baguette (or maybe it was Tous le Jours?) before and the slices were too big for a single sandwich, so I cut them down and dried out the pieces I cut away to use as croutons or stuffing. Worked out well.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on June 24, 2016, 01:09:54 PM
The 6th grade class has four rotating fans on the ceiling and that combined with the air conditioner made the classroom wonderfully cool.

Going to the movies today and I think I'll go to an American restaurant tomorrow and get something that's not oily/spicy/cooked to mush. :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 24, 2016, 01:53:35 PM
In this case it's more about not wanting to be fat. My metabolism is super slow. And yeah, I don't have any good bakeries around me, so it's either the terrible Home Plus white bread, or the walnut and whole grain from PB. And yeah, after discounts it's 2000 for five of those giant slices of bread. So instead of two and a half sandwiches, I can have five sandwiches. And each of them has fewer calories. Literally more of a better thing.

Ah, I see. I haven't had the walnut bread from PB in so long, I miss it now. Might have to go out and buy some -- I normally use a slice to fold over beef I've boiled in tomato sauce. Delicious.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on June 24, 2016, 02:08:10 PM
In this case it's more about not wanting to be fat. My metabolism is super slow. And yeah, I don't have any good bakeries around me, so it's either the terrible Home Plus white bread, or the walnut and whole grain from PB. And yeah, after discounts it's 2000 for five of those giant slices of bread. So instead of two and a half sandwiches, I can have five sandwiches. And each of them has fewer calories. Literally more of a better thing.

Ah, I see. I haven't had the walnut bread from PB in so long, I miss it now. Might have to go out and buy some -- I normally use a slice to fold over beef I've boiled in tomato sauce. Delicious.


Wait, what? That sounds hella rad. You just... boil beef? In tomato sauce? I've literally never heard of that before but it sounds delicious and simple.

PB had a legitimate normal-sized slice whole wheat 'Roman meal' bread on the shelf for like two weeks. It was amazing, really toothsome, and had what I imagine was some fiber. And then it disappeared. Guess it was just too future.



Lifehack number 2:

If you boil ramen noodles for like 30 seconds and drain the water, you remove a very large portion of the oil and calories from the noodles. Just add it back in and finish your ramen up as usual.

Yeah, I just add a little water to the sauce if it's too thick, add spices (I normally only use pepper and rosemary, but whatever floats anyone's boat) and pop in the beef. Comes out super tender and flavorful.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: defenderoftherealm on June 24, 2016, 02:12:10 PM
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on June 24, 2016, 02:14:16 PM
Looks like the crazy rain here might let up just in time for Friday evening! This is making me very happy  :cheesy:

Lifehack number 2:

If you boil ramen noodles for like 30 seconds and drain the water, you remove a very large portion of the oil and calories from the noodles. Just add it back in and finish your ramen up as usual.

Thanks for that one #basedcowboy ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 24, 2016, 02:42:50 PM
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on June 24, 2016, 03:24:20 PM
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.

Did they upload some more viruses?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on June 27, 2016, 10:16:51 AM
One of my co-teachers came to me this morning after my first two classes and she told me she would be taking over all of my afternoon classes to prepare for the final exams.  I'm done for the day!  Easiest Monday ever.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 27, 2016, 10:20:55 AM
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.

Did they upload some more viruses?
I will neither confirm nor deny for fear of spoilers.

(I don't know how intense people are about Independence Day, but I figured better cover my bases.)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on June 27, 2016, 02:39:37 PM
One of my third graders told my co that she wanted to come to English camp this summer because I was teaching it, which made me feel all warm and fuzzy. (I'd better work hard at making it fun and worth their while!)

Also I'd been looking for some sort of small shelving stand to have at the foot of my bed for cords and whatnot, and near the recycle pile outside my apartment was the cutest little wooden storage thing with a couple drawers (not sure what the specific name is) and it's perfect. It's a little tragic how excited I am about it but it was just what I was looking for and it was free!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on June 27, 2016, 03:01:01 PM
When I walked in the cafeteria today one of the 1st graders (elem.) saw me and shouted "hello teacher!!" Then the other 1st graders saw me and stood up to wave--food still in their mouths, almost falling over their chairs and each other-- and shout hello across the cafeteria. They were so cute and enthusiastic that all the teachers started laughing.



Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 27, 2016, 03:28:03 PM
A teacher just gifted me with "premium" nail clippers and tweezers. Lol what
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on June 27, 2016, 06:35:22 PM
A teacher just gifted me with "premium" nail clippers and tweezers. Lol what

I have a mattress that is labeled "Super Gold Plus".

Do you think the locals would every buy a "silver" or "bronze" mattress?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on June 28, 2016, 03:26:45 PM
Small victory today.

My main school gives me a lot of freedom when it comes to teaching. So I've started teaching 3rd grade phonics at the beginning of class. I have double block periods with 3rd grade so I spend a lot of time with them on Tuesdays.

Anyways, today I introduced the short 'a' and 'e'. And the first class wasn't understanding the short 'a' - even though this is NOT the first time they've heard it. However, it is the first time I've labeled it as such and asked the students to circle words that have that sound. They also had to put the words in ABC order.
The first class was having a really hard time because they can't really read yet, and the sight of the words just put them off trying. My main CoT was really doubtful they could do it, saying it was too hard for them. But I insisted we continued and finish because I've noticed that my 6th graders can't sound out words or put words in alphabetical order very well (especially when using a dictionary).

I went to sound out and say each word so they could focus on hearing the sound and played the Alphablocks episode that talks about the short 'a'. Great series for phonics btw.  :azn:

After trudging through the lesson and doing the book portion, they took a break and we started the 2nd block. I again, started with phonics, this time the short 'e'. The setup was the same. Listen the Alphablocks, circle the words with that sound, and put those words in ABC order.

And you know what? They got it!  ;D
They listened, circled the correct words and even put them in alphabetical order with little problems. Just one of those moments of small victories. I knew it was hard for them and a lot of new information, but I know it's something that will really help them with English.
 :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on June 29, 2016, 07:42:58 AM
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 29, 2016, 07:48:43 AM
Sweet.  My school has the plague and we have half days all week.

Although maybe this is indicative of another major illness outbreak.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on June 29, 2016, 09:40:11 AM
Ohhhh yeah.  I downloaded the kindle app on my school computer so now I can not do work without blatantly looking like I'm not doing work.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 29, 2016, 09:45:22 AM
Small victory today.

My main school gives me a lot of freedom when it comes to teaching. So I've started teaching 3rd grade phonics at the beginning of class. I have double block periods with 3rd grade so I spend a lot of time with them on Tuesdays.

Anyways, today I introduced the short 'a' and 'e'. And the first class wasn't understanding the short 'a' - even though this is NOT the first time they've heard it. However, it is the first time I've labeled it as such and asked the students to circle words that have that sound. They also had to put the words in ABC order.
The first class was having a really hard time because they can't really read yet, and the sight of the words just put them off trying. My main CoT was really doubtful they could do it, saying it was too hard for them. But I insisted we continued and finish because I've noticed that my 6th graders can't sound out words or put words in alphabetical order very well (especially when using a dictionary).

I went to sound out and say each word so they could focus on hearing the sound and played the Alphablocks episode that talks about the short 'a'. Great series for phonics btw.  :azn:

After trudging through the lesson and doing the book portion, they took a break and we started the 2nd block. I again, started with phonics, this time the short 'e'. The setup was the same. Listen the Alphablocks, circle the words with that sound, and put those words in ABC order.

And you know what? They got it!  ;D
They listened, circled the correct words and even put them in alphabetical order with little problems. Just one of those moments of small victories. I knew it was hard for them and a lot of new information, but I know it's something that will really help them with English.
 :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn:
Your Totoro avatar makes me happy. Haha.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: denimdaze on June 29, 2016, 11:59:09 AM
I have no lessons to teach today because exams are next week and students need "study time".  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on June 29, 2016, 12:01:06 PM
I have no lessons to teach today because exams are next week and students need "study time".  ;D
Saaaame. It's pretty great. I'm using it to plan my summer vacation.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on June 29, 2016, 02:51:29 PM
I've had a sore throat lately and miraculously the school lunches have had non-spicy soups all week!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on June 29, 2016, 02:58:09 PM
I've had a sore throat lately and miraculously the school lunches have had non-spicy soups all week!

I was in a fermentation room on Sunday for 3 hours (18C and humidity controlled) and my throat was destroyed on Monday. I was supposed to do voice recordings of 10 stories for the kids to listen to but I sounded like a frog. hahaha

The soup has been like that, too.  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on June 29, 2016, 03:42:19 PM
This is now the third time me and my co teacher have snuck out after our classes to go grab a mid day snack, coffee or meal? Nothing more than 20min but it's nice to get out once in a while.

Feels nice to have a cool co teacher hehe.  :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on June 30, 2016, 02:12:35 PM
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on June 30, 2016, 02:15:06 PM
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

I just wonder how you'll react when you get that emergency call. :shocked:  I hope you've been practicing your emergency drills.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 01, 2016, 08:33:35 AM
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

I just wonder how you'll react when you get that emergency call. :shocked:  I hope you've been practicing your emergency drills.

hahaha it seems that emergency drills are a big thing in elementary school but I teach in middle school and they don't make a big deal out of them. we've only had two, including the city-wide drill, this semester.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on July 01, 2016, 09:04:26 AM
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

I just wonder how you'll react when you get that emergency call. :shocked:  I hope you've been practicing your emergency drills.

hahaha it seems that emergency drills are a big thing in elementary school but I teach in middle school and they don't make a big deal out of them. we've only had two, including the city-wide drill, this semester.

As a general rule, phone numbers given out "in case of emergency" are used for emergencies as classified by the dialer, and may not be an emergency as classified by the recipient of the call.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 01, 2016, 09:45:17 AM
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

I just wonder how you'll react when you get that emergency call. :shocked:  I hope you've been practicing your emergency drills.

hahaha it seems that emergency drills are a big thing in elementary school but I teach in middle school and they don't make a big deal out of them. we've only had two, including the city-wide drill, this semester.

As a general rule, phone numbers given out "in case of emergency" are used for emergencies as classified by the dialer, and may not be an emergency as classified by the recipient of the call.

I was told by the cot I asked "don't worry, they know not to bother the teachers with stupid crap" lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 01, 2016, 03:05:38 PM
I'm loving this rain.

It's so much cooler right now. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on July 02, 2016, 02:16:56 AM
I'm loving this rain.

It's so much cooler right now. c:

I can't sleep because it sounds like someone is trying to bash my walls in.  I have an amazing veranda that I love, but the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors are killing me right now :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: denimdaze on July 04, 2016, 08:21:30 AM
No classes today or tomorrow because of exams. 
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 08:58:54 AM
I'm loving this rain.

It's so much cooler right now. c:

I can't sleep because it sounds like someone is trying to bash my walls in.  I have an amazing veranda that I love, but the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors are killing me right now :huh:

I'm sorry. ;c

I used to have the same issue (once lived in an apartment that may as well have been made of aluminum), but then I moved into an apartment that was built RIGHT NEXT to some train tracks, and now I can sleep through pretty much anything.

It's both a blessing and a curse.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 04, 2016, 09:49:45 AM
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 09:51:46 AM
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on July 04, 2016, 09:56:31 AM
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

The fck?  :huh:

*continues reading*

Ah, I get it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on July 04, 2016, 10:02:56 AM
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)

All of my high school students have the personal phone numbers for their homeroom teachers, and for many of the other teachers here too.  I can see how it wouldn't be necessary for elementary, but at the high school level the kids live in dorms and the teachers are basically like their parents. They're very close with them and come to them with both academic and personal problems.   My guess would be middle school falls somewhere in between? I don't give my number to current students, but I do give it to them when they're no longer in my classroom.  It feels weird because of our culture, but here it's pretty normal.

What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.

I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 04, 2016, 10:24:11 AM
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cage on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

The fck?  :huh:

*continues reading*

Ah, I get it.
Bwahah oops! Not a cage.... cafe....:)


What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.

I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.
I also really liked bau house! I love big dogs <3
This weekend I went to Busan and went to my favourite dog cafe on both Saturday AND Sunday. Over the last year or so I've gone there so frequently that I am definitely a regular despite not living in Busan. On Saturday the manager who I had not seen in ages gave me a huge discount (coffee is a bit more pricey there) AND let only me see some new born golden retriever/dalmatian mix puppies <3. I felt like a VIP! Then he goes "Do you want a puppy? You  can take one in 6 weeks" It was so hard to say no. No time, and can't begin to afford it right now. IT makes my soul happy  ;D

What's the name of this cafe? All of the dog cafes I've visited so far have been kind of bad.
Its called 덕수네 and the dogs are very happy, healthy, and well taken care of. They have a few locations in Busan (some better than others) and one in Daegu. I have also been to bad ones before and this is definitely not one of them  :smiley:

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 10:35:05 AM
I've been to Bauhaus in Hongdae and it was fun.  The dogs look very well cared for, and they have lots of big dogs too.  I just wish they had more natural light/windows, as it's located in the lower level of the building.

Its called 덕수네 and the dogs are very happy, healthy, and well taken care of. They have a few locations in Busan (some better than others) and one in Daegu. I have also been to bad ones before and this is definitely not one of them  :smiley:

Nice, thank you, both. I'll be sure to pay a visit to both places the next time I'm in those areas.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 04, 2016, 10:35:22 AM
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)

All of my high school students have the personal phone numbers for their homeroom teachers, and for many of the other teachers here too.  I can see how it wouldn't be necessary for elementary, but at the high school level the kids live in dorms and the teachers are basically like their parents. They're very close with them and come to them with both academic and personal problems.   My guess would be middle school falls somewhere in between? I don't give my number to current students, but I do give it to them when they're no longer in my classroom.  It feels weird because of our culture, but here it's pretty normal.


I actually asked the coteacher of the class that student is in about it, and she said it was fine for me to give her my number. :) Haven't given it to her yet, though, because since that happened in class so her cellphone was locked away in the cellphone locker haha. Actually this student is incredibly motivated and has amazing English despite NOT having the money for hagwon. She must spend hours studying on her own so I'm thrilled to help such a dedicated student.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 04, 2016, 12:34:52 PM
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on July 04, 2016, 12:43:25 PM
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:

Where did you get them? Off of itunes?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 04, 2016, 12:50:14 PM
Been meaning to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks for quite a while and recently have begun doing so. Just finished my favorite book (3!). Jim Dale is excellent  :azn:

Where did you get them? Off of itunes?

My library back home has a digital library -- Overdrive -- and all the HP audiobooks are on there.

However, there are also a lot of audiobooks on youtube! The HP ones tend to get removed pretty quickly but someone always uploads them again.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 01:37:19 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Greenteabingsu on July 04, 2016, 01:57:04 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 02:07:44 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a try then. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: zola on July 04, 2016, 02:13:10 PM
☆Giant steps are what you take
Harambe on the moon☆
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 04, 2016, 02:16:13 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

I used to make smoothies back home with almond or coconut milk only because cow milk made me sick sometimes. If you use vanilla flavored almond or coconut milk then you don't need to add much extra sugar. ;D Coconut milk gives more of a watery taste unless you add some yogurt.

I've actually been contemplating making smoothies for breakfast lately, but I don't know what kind to make. Can everyone recommend their favorite smoothies (recipes, please)? Please and thank you! (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6e/f7/69/6ef769734a22e0e38d86808078f662a0.jpg) I'll try to make a recommendation when I've actually made one. I've been looking up recipes online haha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on July 04, 2016, 02:33:15 PM
Re: Smoothies

I actually don't like milk at all, so my smoothie consists of: ~1 frozen banana, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and maybe a cup or two of orange juice (I pour the orange juice so it almost - but not quite - covers the chopped fruit in the blender. Your mileage may vary, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.)

No ice necessary, since the fruit is frozen. I suppose it might be a bit high in sugar, but it's fructose, and it's often my only fruit of the day. *shrug*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 04, 2016, 03:27:15 PM
I think almond milk in smoothies tastes great. Adds a nice nutty flavor!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on July 04, 2016, 04:29:48 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

Afraid to try a minor recipe substitution?

What is the worst that could happen? Assuming no allergies, You don't like it, and dump it out.

You, my dear, get the prize for being the most risk adverse person ever to leave their home country.

The prize is a digital wink.
 :wink:


Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 04, 2016, 04:47:43 PM
I discovered another lifehack to improve your culinary life.

If you're making a smoothie with milk, you can cut the milk with about three parts milk, one part water. The water reduces the calories in the smoothie, and also decreases your milk usage by 25%, which almost no negative effect on flavour.

So, next time you're making a smoothie, don't just use all milk. Save yourself some calories, and money, by putting a splash of water in there instead. I'm literally serious.

Have you tried using rice or almond milk in place of cow milk?

Just curious about the taste. Not sure if either would go well in a smoothie but been too afraid to try it out for myself. xD

Afraid to try a minor recipe substitution?

What is the worst that could happen? Assuming no allergies, You don't like it, and dump it out.

You, my dear, get the prize for being the most risk adverse person ever to leave their home country.

The prize is a digital wink.
 :wink:

xD

I have a thing about food waste... so even if I don't like it, I'll still chug it down. For this reason I ask for a lot of opinions on certain types of food combinations to help me decide if the risk is worth possibly being all like:

this guy (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhwtge_angry-kid-season-1-episode-6-stinky_shortfilms).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zaiterade on July 05, 2016, 08:43:44 AM
Today just went from 0-100 real quick, but in a great way. I was supposed to have my open class today. I'm not planning on staying and I don't really care how it turns out, but i'll do my part. Just wasn't looking forward to people I don't know and most likely will never see again whining about stupid stuff in the lesson.

Anyways, yesterday my coteacher was MIA because she "burned herself". Today she wasn't here either, and apparently didn't let the school know either. Another KET whom I have never taught with before comes up to me:

Her: Are you planning on staying here next year?
Me: No.
Her: Ok, your open class is cancelled.
Me: Great.

I guess you could say that right after independence day....I have declared my independence from this system....or something like that.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: zola on July 05, 2016, 08:59:27 AM
harambe matata
what a wonderful ape
harambe matata
shot you in your cage
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on July 05, 2016, 09:52:28 AM
The most thrilling comeback in ESL game history.

Team 6 is in the hole. Deep in the hole. A series of mistakes and bad luck seems to ensure that victory is nigh impossible today. Lacking all hope for a brighter future, when their turn comes around, Team 6 ironically cheer for minus points in order to see how low their humiliation can go. Darkness and depression consume all.

Penultimate round, a fluke answer and scoring bonanza bring Team 6 out of the red. The mood shifts from despondency to tempered optimism. Team 1's once insurmountable lead is shaken. "안 돼ㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐ!" they shriek. Yet, being 2nd graders, arrogance wins their hearts and the taunting resumes. Surely our lead is secure, right?

Wrong. A flubbed answer by Team 2 opens the floor to all comers and Team 6 grabs their chance. This is a "cultural question" and, as Team 6 are book smart but lacking in general cultural knowledge that extends beyond Obuhwatch and Twiceuh, the players take a wild gamble on the answer. Their courage pays off. The answer is worth a towering ten points. A ray of sunshine appears...

This sets up a two-way tie going into the bonus round. Team 1's flippant condescension melts away as the momentum shifts to Team 6. The clock, unsympathetic to the unfolding drama, marches inexorably forward: 9:45 is coming. Sweat dribbles down the players' brows as the air con is not allowed to be used on this day in July. But as Aries the God of war cares not for air con, the action continues.

The last two contenders stand ready, and the final question is displayed. Despite the high stakes it seems like Team 1 has been shocked into submission and is reacting in slow motion. Team 6, sensing looming victory, nimbly dismiss the bonus question using grammar points skillfully taught by their stunningly handsome foreign teacher. Pandemonium ensues, Team 6 erupts in whoops of joy as Team 1 sits in subdued silence. Victory and defeat are brothers. Yin and Yang.

Team 6 gleefully reap the spoils of hard fought victory, aka Tootsie Pop miniatures.

This victory shall echo through the halls of time, the strategy and methods employed will be studied and discussed for millenia. Never forgotten will be, this day of dreams realized. Or until PE class...

Today was a good day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 05, 2016, 10:12:07 AM
I just walked barefoot to the bathroom and back.

Probably not doing my socks any favors.

But it felt so good.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on July 05, 2016, 10:19:17 AM
The most thrilling comeback in ESL game history.

Team 6 is in the hole. Deep in the hole. A series of mistakes and bad luck seems to ensure that victory is nigh impossible today. Lacking all hope for a brighter future, when their turn comes around, Team 6 ironically cheer for minus points in order to see how low their humiliation can go. Darkness and depression consume all.

Penultimate round, a fluke answer and scoring bonanza bring Team 6 out of the red. The mood shifts from despondency to tempered optimism. Team 1's once insurmountable lead is shaken. "안 돼ㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐㅐ!" they shriek. Yet, being 2nd graders, arrogance wins their hearts and the taunting resumes. Surely our lead is secure, right?

Wrong. A flubbed answer by Team 2 opens the floor to all comers and Team 6 grabs their chance. This is a "cultural question" and, as Team 6 are book smart but lacking in general cultural knowledge that extends beyond Obuhwatch and Twiceuh, the players take a wild gamble on the answer. Their courage pays off. The answer is worth a towering ten points. A ray of sunshine appears...

This sets up a two-way tie going into the bonus round. Team 1's flippant condescension melts away as the momentum shifts to Team 6. The clock, unsympathetic to the unfolding drama, marches inexorably forward: 9:45 is coming. Sweat dribbles down the players' brows as the air con is not allowed to be used on this day in July. But as Aries the God of war cares not for air con, the action continues.

The last two contenders stand ready, and the final question is displayed. Despite the high stakes it seems like Team 1 has been shocked into submission and is reacting in slow motion. Team 6, sensing looming victory, nimbly dismiss the bonus question using grammar points skillfully taught by their stunningly handsome foreign teacher. Pandemonium ensues, Team 6 erupts in whoops of joy as Team 1 sits in subdued silence. Victory and defeat are brothers. Yin and Yang.

Team 6 gleefully reap the spoils of hard fought victory, aka Tootsie Pop miniatures.

This victory shall echo through the halls of time, the strategy and methods employed will be studied and discussed for millenia. Never forgotten will be, this day of dreams realized. Or until PE class...

Today was a good day.

Beautiful post. I wait with bated breath for the epik retelling of the inevitable rematch!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 05, 2016, 11:44:21 AM
Thursday and Friday we resume classes after finals, so I'm gonna play the werewolf/mafia game with the classes I have on those days. Didn't see any cards online that I really liked so I decided to spend all morning making my own. I spent about two hours sketching and tracing on the window and even though I know objectively they kinda suck, I feel proud of myself for doing it so I wanted to share.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 05, 2016, 12:07:11 PM
On Friday I did a lesson on Canada for Canada day and my student drew me this! so cute!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 05, 2016, 12:43:14 PM
Smoothie A: Frozen blueberries from HomePlus (they're cheap, often on sale, and unsweetened, which is important, because processed sugar is basically poison), one banana. One and a half bananas if you're feeling luxurious. Add some milk and water as desired. Blend well. It's frosty and cool, and super delicious, without anything bad for you in it.

Smoothie B: One to one-and-a-half bananas. Unsweetened cocoa powder (again, processed sugars are gross - don't eat them). Some super soft tofu. Top up with milk and water. You need less milk, because the tofu adds a lovely thick, creamy texture.

Smoothie C: Only recommended if you plan on exercising or have exercised within an hour or so of drinking it. Milk, soft tofu, water, unsweetened peanut butter, banana, and a tiny bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. It's similar to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but not terrible for your life.

Note: Wheat germ, flax seed, bran, etc can all be added for some extra roughage and are highly recommended, but will definitely increase the prices of your smoothies.

Thanks! I'll definitely try those~ I've never considered using tofu as an ingredient for a smoothie but it sounds interesting (in a good way) so I will have to try that out. Thanks again!

Also, is there any particular reason that Smoothie C should only be had before or after a workout besides the calorie count (I'm assuming that's the reason)? Because it sounds really good but I don't want to work out... :blank: lol I need to... but I don't want to...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 05, 2016, 12:47:33 PM
Re: Smoothies

I actually don't like milk at all, so my smoothie consists of: ~1 frozen banana, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and maybe a cup or two of orange juice (I pour the orange juice so it almost - but not quite - covers the chopped fruit in the blender. Your mileage may vary, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.)

No ice necessary, since the fruit is frozen. I suppose it might be a bit high in sugar, but it's fructose, and it's often my only fruit of the day. *shrug*

Haha for me it's not necessarily the only fruit of the day but I really hate bananas unless they're in smoothies and that's pretty much the only way I'll eat them. Also, do you buy the strawberries frozen or do you freeze them yourself? Stupid question, I know.



I think almond milk in smoothies tastes great. Adds a nice nutty flavor!

I was thinking soy milk (can't drink milk) but I will give almond milk a try. :D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on July 05, 2016, 02:19:55 PM
Re: Smoothies

I actually don't like milk at all, so my smoothie consists of: ~1 frozen banana, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and maybe a cup or two of orange juice (I pour the orange juice so it almost - but not quite - covers the chopped fruit in the blender. Your mileage may vary, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.)

No ice necessary, since the fruit is frozen. I suppose it might be a bit high in sugar, but it's fructose, and it's often my only fruit of the day. *shrug*

Haha for me it's not necessarily the only fruit of the day but I really hate bananas unless they're in smoothies and that's pretty much the only way I'll eat them. Also, do you buy the strawberries frozen or do you freeze them yourself? Stupid question, I know.



I think almond milk in smoothies tastes great. Adds a nice nutty flavor!

I was thinking soy milk (can't drink milk) but I will give almond milk a try. :D

I've done both, actually. The store-bought ones seem to be smaller and easier to cut, and the ones that I buy and freeze tend to be bigger (might just be my supplier - but you can only buy the fresh ones in-season, which may also be a factor). Just remember to cut off the greens beforehand - it saves some time, and then you can freeze them on a tray, just laying the cut part down, flat and secure.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 05, 2016, 02:50:27 PM
We're only taking 40 kids for summer camp (10 per class), but we've had nearly 100 sign up for it, so we're doing a lottery style drawing. My coteacher says that if we draw any kids that I don't want at camp I can eliminate them because no one will know and I can change it to a student I like. :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 05, 2016, 02:58:01 PM
All this talk of smoothies. I need to get me a blender!

Elementary exams are this week so for the remaining two weeks I just have to do activities/games that review the previous chapters. Gonna just use whatever extra activities that we ran out of time for  8) Very minimal prep!

Now to plan summer camp for middle school  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 05, 2016, 03:48:04 PM
#basedcowboyshirt: Ah, okay, haha. I'll try to fit it an excercise here and there. Thanks for the suggestions, though! They sound great. Will try one this weekend.

yirj17: I just got a blender haha I haven't actually used it yet, though.

chelseajk: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 05, 2016, 03:55:47 PM
Had a chat with my coT. Persuaded her that cooking was a good idea for camp! Turns out she was just worried about it being too complex and expensive. I'm like nah! Simplicity!

Camp is also shortened by one less period a day! Which makes me feel less stressed about planning it. Apparently they decided that that extra period would be "a burden."

I should get a blender and then we could make smoothies for summer camp  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 05, 2016, 03:59:50 PM
Had a chat with my coT. Persuaded her that cooking was a good idea for camp! Turns out she was just worried about it being too complex and expensive. I'm like nah! Simplicity!

Camp is also shortened by one less period a day! Which makes me feel less stressed about planning it. Apparently they decided that that extra period would be "a burden."

I should get a blender and then we could make smoothies for summer camp  :laugh:

Lucky! My school didn't give me a budget for camp, so I'm sticking to things that are very low budget. :sad: Makes the whole thing a lot more annoying than it already is.



On the bright side, my vacation dates are all set! Looking forward to the end of the last day of camp. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 05, 2016, 04:08:10 PM
Had a chat with my coT. Persuaded her that cooking was a good idea for camp! Turns out she was just worried about it being too complex and expensive. I'm like nah! Simplicity!

Camp is also shortened by one less period a day! Which makes me feel less stressed about planning it. Apparently they decided that that extra period would be "a burden."

I should get a blender and then we could make smoothies for summer camp  :laugh:

Lucky! My school didn't give me a budget for camp, so I'm sticking to things that are very low budget. :sad: Makes the whole thing a lot more annoying than it already is.



On the bright side, my vacation dates are all set! Looking forward to the end of the last day of camp. :laugh:

Last time the budget was around $100 and I still ended up spending a bit out of pocket-- definitely grateful for getting anything at all though, as many of my friends get nil. Though I know one friend who got 1 million won  :huh:

Having so few kids at camp also helps the budget go farther! I've got the same 16 kids for the entire thing.

Much as I like my kids, I am very much looking forward to vacation! Leaving the day after camp ends!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: mrc45 on July 05, 2016, 08:39:38 PM
I like when people sitting offer to hold my briefcase if I have to stand on the subway. I usually tell them it's no problem and that I'm fine holding it, but it's just nice having people show me consideration.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: denimdaze on July 06, 2016, 07:44:25 AM
Last day of exams here.  There have been goodies in the office for the past three days - cookies, fruit, boiled eggs.  Also no classes, and I got to leave early yesterday.  Life's been good to me so far. n  :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on July 06, 2016, 07:47:38 AM
I like when people sitting offer to hold my briefcase if I have to stand on the subway. I usually tell them it's no problem and that I'm fine holding it, but it's just nice having people show me consideration.

i saw that happen on the bus today between two women. I've been here awhile but I think my normal reaction would still be to yank it away.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 06, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Just finished making game cards for the werewolf game I'm gonna play with the kids tomorrow and Friday. They're nothing special but it took me 3 hours from drawing to tracing to scanning to digital editing to printing to laminating and finally cutting out. So, I'm pretty proud of myself  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: skye93 on July 06, 2016, 11:02:14 AM
Accidentally broke my usb with all my additional materials (and no backup because I'm not smart, clearly) 5 minutes before class, but my typically misbehaving students were lovely and I had a great lesson anyway. Then received notice that not only my 80 minute after school class of 3rd through 6th graders but all my other after school classes are cancelled because the kids are going on an overnight field trip. Also having my favorite 잔치국수 at lunch today. This week isn't looking so bad after all ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 06, 2016, 11:35:08 AM
Today was the last lesson I'll have to teach the textbook to my demon 6th grade class. We're just gonna watch a movie tomorrow and I'm leaving straight after camp. None of them are coming to camp. I'm so happy right now, those kids are the WORST
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 06, 2016, 11:47:44 AM
When you are teaching and a random puppy walks in!  ;D Best class ever!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on July 06, 2016, 11:58:07 AM
When you are teaching and a random puppy walks in!  ;D Best class ever!

That looks delicious
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 06, 2016, 11:58:35 AM
ahh! so jelly
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: samgakji on July 06, 2016, 12:08:23 PM
I will not renew my contract and it feels great.
I have the next several months to work out my grad school application. Next month I will visit Thailand. The rest of the time here I will give approximately 0 f***s about anything work related.

Rain falls on the rice fields ~~

Any other waygooks here that started in March and already know they're not resigning? What are your plans for next year?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 06, 2016, 12:30:26 PM
When you are teaching and a random puppy walks in!  ;D Best class ever!

That looks delicious
Some of the students started saying "Teachaa do you know 보싱탕!?"   :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 06, 2016, 12:37:43 PM
I will not renew my contract and it feels great.
I have the next several months to work out my grad school application. Next month I will visit Thailand. The rest of the time here I will give approximately 0 f***s about anything work related.

Rain falls on the rice fields ~~

Any other waygooks here that started in March and already know they're not resigning? What are your plans for next year?

I'm not resigning and I'm terrified lol. I already went to grad school and coming here was me putting off getting a really adulty adult job so I need to brush up on my computer skills and apply to all sorts of scary adult jobs with scary adult interviews...gah! But I can't stay here. Pay's not high enough and I have other things to do with my life lol.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 06, 2016, 12:49:28 PM
Hiking after the students exams and then a teachers dinner...actrually quite looking forward to them
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: welcomebackkotter on July 06, 2016, 01:09:56 PM
Open class finished!!!  One teacher watched.

That's it.  Enjoy hump day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 06, 2016, 01:29:48 PM
The 5th graders loved the Zombie game (or Joombie as my co says), we found a way to get the movie to work in 6th grade, and summer camp plans are all solidified. I've never taught 1st and 2nd graders before, and I'm sure it will be challenging, but I am looking forward to summer camp and the lack of textbooks.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on July 07, 2016, 10:40:56 AM
Walked into a hallway and a girl from the 3rd grade class runs up to me and gives me a big hug.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 07, 2016, 01:27:50 PM
They set up a booth for the third graders to get facepainted or handpainted and they asked me if I wanted to help and it was a ton of fun and a great break from a normal dull afternoon.   :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: ashleynp2010 on July 07, 2016, 01:48:23 PM
My school turned the air conditioner on today and I cried literal tears of relief.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 01:56:24 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on July 07, 2016, 01:57:11 PM
I'm not sure what sins Lotte is atoning for by offering free bike repair service on the grounds near their new super tower -- perhaps just to make amends for blighting the local scenery with construction for years on end -- but when I go in there with my gear wire snapped, I wait all of 10 minutes to have my moment with one of the repairmen, he takes another 10 minutes to replace the wire and adjust the gears, and I get charged all of 1,100 원. Strictly for the parts. The repairman even make the effort to tell me the amount in English. (I made sure to tell him, "우와, 영어 잘 하시네요!" :P) Sometimes service is truly exceptional here, but never when you might expect it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 01:59:35 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 02:02:17 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 02:02:53 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 02:09:02 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

Hmm. I have a Samsung and got poke go from the play app store. Maybe it's not yet available for iphone (is your phone Korean?)? Or maybe it has something to do with my google account (made back home in the US). It only just became available today for me (wasn't there yesterday), so hopefully it's only a matter of time for you!

Otherwise I'm sure people will quickly make a work around...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 02:12:37 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

Hmm. I have a Samsung and got poke go from the play app store. Maybe it's not yet available for iphone (is your phone Korean?)? Or maybe it has something to do with my google account (made back home in the US). It only just became available today for me (wasn't there yesterday), so hopefully it's only a matter of time for you!

Otherwise I'm sure people will quickly make a work around...

My phone is Korean so maybe its not out on the Korean itunes store yet  :undecided:
I will sit and twiddle my thumbs and wait (im)patiently!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on July 07, 2016, 02:17:55 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

I have an Iphone and I know sometimes I have toggle between the Korean Iphone store and the American one to find the items I want. But when I want something only found in the Korean store, I end up using my girlfriend's account.  You may not have one of those...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 02:23:31 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

I have an Iphone and I know sometimes I have toggle between the Korean Iphone store and the American one to find the items I want. But when I want something only found in the Korean store, I end up using my girlfriend's account.  You may not have one of those...
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 02:27:51 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

I have an Iphone and I know sometimes I have toggle between the Korean Iphone store and the American one to find the items I want. But when I want something only found in the Korean store, I end up using my girlfriend's account.  You may not have one of those...
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: mrc45 on July 07, 2016, 02:29:26 PM
ahh! so jelly

ahh! so peanut butter

Now, who's got the bread?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 02:31:06 PM
Pokemon GO!! I just caught a bulbasaur :D

Why cant I find pokemon go in the appstore  :cry:

D: Keep checking?? Is your phone compatible??

I have no idea, I have an iphone 6? :lipsrsealed:

I have an Iphone and I know sometimes I have toggle between the Korean Iphone store and the American one to find the items I want. But when I want something only found in the Korean store, I end up using my girlfriend's account.  You may not have one of those...
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:

Brexit just finds new ways to f*ck us
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JahMoo on July 07, 2016, 02:49:29 PM
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:

Brexit just finds new ways to f*ck us

Wait, how is that Brexit-related? I'm not being funny, I just don't get it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 02:51:49 PM
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:

Brexit just finds new ways to f*ck us

Wait, how is that Brexit-related? I'm not being funny, I just don't get it.

I could be wrong, but I think she was being tongue in cheek.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 07, 2016, 02:55:29 PM
I appreciate how much my office loves ice cream.

Last night we had a little darts tournament. The bet was on ice cream; the winner would get off scot free, the rest would have to pay, with last place paying the most.

I got 3rd place out of 6  8)

And today someone brought in yet more ice cream just for the heck of it. Think I've eaten ice cream nearly every day this week.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Greenteabingsu on July 07, 2016, 02:58:19 PM
One of my favorite students just gave me a bowl of bingsu ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 07, 2016, 03:00:27 PM
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:

Brexit just finds new ways to f*ck us

Wait, how is that Brexit-related? I'm not being funny, I just don't get it.
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/012/132/thatsthejoke.jpg)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: mrc45 on July 07, 2016, 03:01:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5SRqVSwv9E
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 07, 2016, 03:41:27 PM
I saw this big fruit salad type thing in a huge bowl (I could have taken a nap in this bowl it was so big) being prepared in the teacher's lounge - I assumed it was for the students. Turns out it was for the teachers! Score!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JahMoo on July 07, 2016, 04:09:54 PM
Haha yeah, I think actually my account is British so maybe its just not on the British store yet

That might be it then. I believe it's out for Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Japan. Everyone else must wait  :lipsrsealed:

Brexit just finds new ways to f*ck us

Wait, how is that Brexit-related? I'm not being funny, I just don't get it.
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/012/132/thatsthejoke.jpg)

*Shrugs* I didn't get it. :blank:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 08, 2016, 10:48:09 AM
Yesterday there was randomly pizza at my travel school-- made for a great morning snack lol. Only one of the nearby islands has pizza so it was a particularly nice surprise  :azn:

Today at my main school they're passing around ice cream. My middle schools are my favorites!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on July 08, 2016, 10:55:34 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chrislis90 on July 08, 2016, 11:00:43 AM
Week of exams, leaving early, eating ice-cream, playing football and watching movies. Great relaxing week
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on July 08, 2016, 11:05:19 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.

Are you logged into Google, or just searching in "not logged in" mode?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on July 08, 2016, 11:09:35 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.

Are you logged into Google, or just searching in "not logged in" mode?

Logged in, for sure. I've gotten the Korean app store from Day 1 since I got here. Maybe it's linked to IP as well?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 08, 2016, 11:35:25 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.

Are you logged into Google, or just searching in "not logged in" mode?

Logged in, for sure. I've gotten the Korean app store from Day 1 since I got here. Maybe it's linked to IP as well?

I have a friend who successfully installed it by going to the google play store *on the computer* and did that thing where you tell it to download an app to one of your devices
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on July 08, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.

Are you logged into Google, or just searching in "not logged in" mode?

I had the same problem with the app store so I found it online and downloaded it direct and installed from my downloaded files.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on July 08, 2016, 11:42:06 AM
I have a student who will excuse himself from class when he feels a fart coming on. He excuses himself often.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: shostager on July 08, 2016, 11:44:14 AM
My Google Play store is in Korean, even though my Google account was made in the US and has a US address and payment method attached to it. Any ideas how to get the US store to show up?

I've tried resetting the app on my phone, clearing the cache, etc. But only the Korean store shows up.

Are you logged into Google, or just searching in "not logged in" mode?

Logged in, for sure. I've gotten the Korean app store from Day 1 since I got here. Maybe it's linked to IP as well?

I have a friend who successfully installed it by going to the google play store *on the computer* and did that thing where you tell it to download an app to one of your devices

Play store on the computer is still in Korean - I definitely tried that. I'll maybe try a VPN at home, but I'm not so sure that'll work...guess I can just wait until the official program gets here. *sigh*

..but wait, happy stuff! It's almost the weekend, and I'm going to see "Finding Dory"! Hooray!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: jomi on July 08, 2016, 11:49:54 AM
I think everyone is better waiting for it to be released here. I made a temp Australian iTunes account to get it (my iTunes is linked with the U.K. store and making a new account gets around the payment method thing) and the maps haven't been updated for the region yet so you can't really do anything except catch your starter.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on July 08, 2016, 11:50:28 AM
Told my favourite sixth grade class today that I'm leaving Korea in the summer (the only class I've told so far). I was met with a chorus of "NO!!!"s and "Don't go!"s and it really turned my day around/made me a bit sad at the same time.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Paul on July 08, 2016, 01:46:30 PM
I have a friend who successfully installed it by going to the google play store *on the computer* and did that thing where you tell it to download an app to one of your devices

So, Pokemon Go was available on Andorid 4.4 and above for a brief period in Korea on Wednesday afternoon. It has since disappeared from the store. You didn't miss out on much, it was rather buggy.

To begin with, map data is unavailable (I'm going to go and assume its a victim of the "security" guidelines on map data) so all you'll ever see is an endless greenish blue plane. The landscape was punctuated by functioning gyms, rustling grass and landmarks but the GPS lock seemed to jump all over the place. Regarding landmarks which you visit to find caches of items, the ones I encountered in Bundang were kinda random. I guess statues and monumental buildings such as churches must be favoured somehow, but in Korea that means that they're largely those chabeol art pieces and advertisements for churches (because many just occupy office space). You literally have to spin photos of ads for pokeballs. Gyms seemed to have been placed on medical facilities which was cool (it'll make waiting rooms interesting).

By Wednesday night, the game was acting up until it became unstable, and come Thursday it had vanished from the store. I've logged in since and it seems stable again, and whilst no progress has been revoked, all landmarks, gyms and wild pokemon have disappeared so further progress is impossible.

As such, spoofing your location to get an account would be pointless beyond reserving a username. Having said that, hours pretty much anything reasonable was already taken across multiple languages. I got pretty obscure. All usernames must be unique and there are character limits. Anything beyond the alphabet, including spaces, are prohibited. This decision has already shown serious scaling issues and it'll only get worse with time.

Still, the game has pretty good potential, and I've heard its living up to it in some places overseas. By the time it rolls out in Korea, hopefully they'll have come up with some creative ways to reduce the extreme battery drain too.

Three stars.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 08, 2016, 02:10:25 PM
We can only take 14 3rd graders for summer camp but more than 50 signed up, so we spread out all the pieces of paper with their names on it and I chose 14 at random, and I picked my favorite student! He's funny, well-behaved, and gets along with everyone. It's going to be fun to have him at camp.  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 08, 2016, 02:38:39 PM
My coT forgot (maybe purposely?) that my we had set today as the deadline for having the summer camp plan done.  I had a skeleton thrown together just in case she remembered but I'm really glad I have more time now to make it something decent. Whew!

I'm super happy she's my main coT. Today she left early to catch a quicker ferry to the mainland, and she asked me if there was anything she could buy for me, like bread or fruit (our two local marts are pretty limited in selection). As I haven't left the island in a while, she's concerned about my grocery stock, hahahah
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on July 11, 2016, 07:47:47 AM
Just flew in from Tokyo this morning after doing a short weekend trip. Flight was at 2am, got to Korea at 4am. And made teh 3hr commute back to my city. Accomplished a lot in Tokyo this weekend. Will update on how tired I get later haha.  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on July 11, 2016, 07:54:41 AM
Flew in from Tokyo this morning after an exciting weekend trip there. Flight was at 2am. I landed at 4am and now I'm getting ready to teach. Mood is great, green tea latte is doing it's job. Hoping I don't crash halfway through a class haha. :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sillyleaf on July 11, 2016, 08:21:56 AM
So ... English camp is 2 weeks but I'm only teaching 4 days because the rest of the days I'm on vacation. This was agreed on by my schools due to the weird/awkward way my 4 school's vacations overlap, (also because all the principals agreed that I should be home for my family reunion). My co-teacher has a book he's teaching from and I'm making a "how-to" ppt for smores using candles and Binch cookies so he can treat them.

Oh yes, those 4 days I'm teaching I'm suppose to  do a cooking classes. So I've got to plan 4 cooking classes for  about 10 students (grade 4-6 elementary age) . I know I want to do smoothies on one of the days. I've got a decent blender and ingredients won't be too hard to get.

No oven, stove top cookies I tried were a mess. Tried to make ice cream and it just wasn't good... hmmm Time to have  fun in the kitchen and figure out something... maybe fancy  failed omelettes (scrambled eggs).  The kids all  really loved my cooking classes in winter which is why I was given more cooking classes this time.

Maybe mac and cheese from scratch... I think they like cheese.  Chilli (maybe chilli dogs?)

I'm excited for the monstrosities we can make ~ !

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: jcastane89 on July 11, 2016, 08:54:55 AM
In exactly two months (right around this time of the day), I'll be landing back home!

I can't wait to finally eat a good burger and some legit Mexican food!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sophyra on July 11, 2016, 09:35:06 AM
So ... English camp is 2 weeks but I'm only teaching 4 days because the rest of the days I'm on vacation. This was agreed on by my schools due to the weird/awkward way my 4 school's vacations overlap, (also because all the principals agreed that I should be home for my family reunion). My co-teacher has a book he's teaching from and I'm making a "how-to" ppt for smores using candles and Binch cookies so he can treat them.

Oh yes, those 4 days I'm teaching I'm suppose to  do a cooking classes. So I've got to plan 4 cooking classes for  about 10 students (grade 4-6 elementary age) . I know I want to do smoothies on one of the days. I've got a decent blender and ingredients won't be too hard to get.

No oven, stove top cookies I tried were a mess. Tried to make ice cream and it just wasn't good... hmmm Time to have  fun in the kitchen and figure out something... maybe fancy  failed omelettes (scrambled eggs).  The kids all  really loved my cooking classes in winter which is why I was given more cooking classes this time.

Maybe mac and cheese from scratch... I think they like cheese.  Chilli (maybe chilli dogs?)

I'm excited for the monstrosities we can make ~ !

You could do some type of stove top fruit crumble. Made a blueberry crumble on the stove top and apple crumble once in class and it turned out pretty tasty with a scoop of ice cream. Pretty easy too.
Or guacamole if you can budget the price for the avocados.
Or a quesadilla on the stove top or grilled cheese (if you can't find tortillas). 

Just some easy options if you're looking for any. :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 11, 2016, 09:36:15 AM
In exactly two months (right around this time of the day), I'll be landing back home!

I can't wait to finally eat a good burger and some legit Mexican food!

Going home for vacation in August and I'm so excited to eat burgers, Mexican, American Chinese, and Southern food!!  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 11, 2016, 09:39:48 AM
In exactly 6 weeks I'll be on a  plane to Vietnam with no return flight  :afro:
So excited to gtfo  of here
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: samgakji on July 11, 2016, 09:44:21 AM
Watching my coteacher lie about why she won't be attending the bar after the work dinner tonight brings the smiles and the lols. After she gets through her story about "cleaning up an art class" I'm like.. Yea, it's Monday I'll skip the drinks too maybe. I'll see how I feel about it then.

Somehow I will take my sins of honesty and not wanting to drink on a Monday night with Korean 50 year-olds to the cross with me. Let the blood pour out from my veins.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: samgakji on July 11, 2016, 09:48:57 AM
Although maybe you'll do other things in 2s today as well..

Flew in from Tokyo this morning after an exciting weekend trip there. Flight was at 2am. I landed at 4am and now I'm getting ready to teach. Mood is great, green tea latte is doing it's job. Hoping I don't crash halfway through a class haha. :)

Just flew in from Tokyo this morning after doing a short weekend trip. Flight was at 2am, got to Korea at 4am. And made teh 3hr commute back to my city. Accomplished a lot in Tokyo this weekend. Will update on how tired I get later haha.  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 11, 2016, 09:49:44 AM
Tried to make ice cream and it just wasn't good...
Was it too messy or did it just not work out well? I'm making ice cream in camp and I'm hoping it will go okay.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on July 11, 2016, 09:58:28 AM
Tried to make ice cream and it just wasn't good...
Was it too messy or did it just not work out well? I'm making ice cream in camp and I'm hoping it will go okay.

Patbingsu is easy and fun to make and possibly less messy than ice cream. Make sure you freeze the milk cartons beforehand but also give them a good hour to thaw in the morning before the crushing process.  And make sure the crushing process doesn't become an exploding process.
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=58988.0
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Action Jackson on July 11, 2016, 10:05:53 AM
In exactly 6 weeks I'll be on a  plane to Vietnam with no return flight  :afro:
So excited to gtfo  of here
I'll be on a plane in 5 but I'm headed to the Middle East.  I also have a European vacation booked for me and the wife in December, and looking at the early flight prices for a 10 day break I get in April, Istanbul or Greece might also be in the cards.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: jcastane89 on July 11, 2016, 10:05:59 AM
In exactly two months (right around this time of the day), I'll be landing back home!

I can't wait to finally eat a good burger and some legit Mexican food!

Going home for vacation in August and I'm so excited to eat burgers, Mexican, American Chinese, and Southern food!!  ;D

Hope you have a blast back home! My time is up here after 3 years! I'm so stoked to just go back home and have a "normal" social life with my friends and eat all the food I like without having to pay extra money for shitty quality (as it's been the case in Itaewon/Seoul)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on July 11, 2016, 11:59:59 AM
Monday is my chillest day, only made easier by spending time between classes setting up a little coin market where my students can earn prizes based on the coins they've been earning when they do their homework and behave in class. I'm excited to see them excited.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: battletoasta on July 11, 2016, 12:05:13 PM
Less than a month I'm home of summer vacation!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: rltraylor59 on July 11, 2016, 12:10:39 PM
My school FINALLY turned on the air con after much complaining from teachers and students.

And, only two more weeks of classes with my demon 5th graders.  :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on July 11, 2016, 12:51:51 PM
Tests start at my main school tomorrow and afternoon classes cancelled today. Smooth sailing from here on out, boys and girls!  :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 11, 2016, 01:02:47 PM

You could do some type of stove top fruit crumble. Made a blueberry crumble on the stove top and apple crumble once in class and it turned out pretty tasty with a scoop of ice cream. Pretty easy too.
Or guacamole if you can budget the price for the avocados.
Or a quesadilla on the stove top or grilled cheese (if you can't find tortillas). 

Just some easy options if you're looking for any. :)

Do you have the recipe? I did a cursory search online but would like to know what you used since you've done this [in Korea] already. Particularly for the crumble part.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 12, 2016, 01:28:22 PM
My phone charger died last night so I went to the 7/11 across the street to pick up a new one and the really nice employee who is about my age gave me some candy as a gift and that really cheered me up. She's so sweet. Next time I'll buy her a banana milk or something.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mezoti97 on July 12, 2016, 01:41:55 PM
My phone charger died last night so I went to the 7/11 across the street to pick up a new one and the really nice employee who is about my age gave me some candy as a gift and that really cheered me up. She's so sweet. Next time I'll buy her a banana milk or something.

Wow, really -- 7/11 sells phone chargers? Interesting!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on July 12, 2016, 02:32:02 PM
Two of my Grade 3s called me "Angel Teacher" today. That certainly brightened my day!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on July 12, 2016, 02:34:10 PM
I made this really heartfelt goodbye video for my students and put it on YouTube, and it's been making them cry all week.  I'm really sad to be leaving but am really grateful for the amazing experience I've had here.  It's a sad week, but there's so much love too <3
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 12, 2016, 02:37:56 PM
My phone charger died last night so I went to the 7/11 across the street to pick up a new one and the really nice employee who is about my age gave me some candy as a gift and that really cheered me up. She's so sweet. Next time I'll buy her a banana milk or something.

Wow, really -- 7/11 sells phone chargers? Interesting!
I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not... I know that wasn't vital to the story but I felt like adding some background info. I was bitter about my charger dying so the nice gesture from the employee was welcomed even more.

On another happy note school elections are coming up this week and the students have been campaigning all week. It's cute watching them walk around with their posters and determination. And the package my mom sent me is waiting for me at the post office. :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 12, 2016, 02:58:35 PM
Last night I went back to the office to work on the summer camp plan. For some reason the teachers were divvying up bags of fried chicken  :laugh: :laugh: That was a pleasant surprise.

Today I returned to my main school and received more free food-- a gimbap and some ice cream. I love my main school  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 13, 2016, 08:48:52 AM
Finally, a break! It actually worked out so that I'm at the schools where there's testing today and tomorrow. So naturally I stayed up way too late doing nothing productive BUT it doesn't matter cause I don't have to teach classes  8)

Feels a little weird because the rest of the office is a flurry of activity. I almost feel bad. Almost.

I could be working on summer camp but then my coT happened by and told me to take a rest. Hahahah there's always tomorrow...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on July 13, 2016, 09:49:22 AM
While dripping sweat walking home yesterday, I had the happiest realization. As I'm leaving Korea in a few weeks, I'll never have to hear the chorus of 추워s in the wintertime ever again.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 13, 2016, 09:55:53 AM
While dripping sweat walking home yesterday, I had the happiest realization. As I'm leaving Korea in a few weeks, I'll never have to hear the chorus of 추워s in the wintertime ever again.

I get an odd satisfaction over hearing this for some reason.

Could I be a sadist?
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 13, 2016, 09:58:23 AM
Market day is Friday so I'm really excited that I don't have to teach any classes. The students are trying to bribe/butter me up for stamps. "Teacher, you're an angel. Stamp, please."  :laugh: "Teacher, I win game. Ten stamps, please."  :laugh: :laugh:

Also, we're making banana "ice cream" for summer camp and I'm super stoked because I haven't made it in forever (read: I'm too cheap to buy a blender). We were thinking of toppings to let them dress it with and I was like "peanut butter, gummy bears, chocolate chips, nuts...let's just get all the things I like."  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 13, 2016, 10:17:00 AM
All of my classes are cancelled today!! Woohoo!!



Market day is Friday so I'm really excited that I don't have to teach any classes. The students are trying to bribe/butter me up for stamps. "Teacher, you're an angel. Stamp, please."  :laugh: "Teacher, I win game. Ten stamps, please."  :laugh: :laugh:

Also, we're making banana "ice cream" for summer camp and I'm super stoked because I haven't made it in forever (read: I'm too cheap to buy a blender). We were thinking of toppings to let them dress it with and I was like "peanut butter, gummy bears, chocolate chips, nuts...let's just get all the things I like."  ;D

How will you do that without a blender?? :O I might just steal your idea...
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 13, 2016, 10:37:43 AM
All of my classes are cancelled today!! Woohoo!!



Market day is Friday so I'm really excited that I don't have to teach any classes. The students are trying to bribe/butter me up for stamps. "Teacher, you're an angel. Stamp, please."  :laugh: "Teacher, I win game. Ten stamps, please."  :laugh: :laugh:

Also, we're making banana "ice cream" for summer camp and I'm super stoked because I haven't made it in forever (read: I'm too cheap to buy a blender). We were thinking of toppings to let them dress it with and I was like "peanut butter, gummy bears, chocolate chips, nuts...let's just get all the things I like."  ;D

How will you do that without a blender?? :O I might just steal your idea...


Oh, I meant I haven't made any at home. We have a blender at school and my coT is bringing hers from home.

You totally should! There are so many recipes...banana "ice cream" with crumbled Oreos and caramel drizzle is absolute heaven. And it's so easy to make. Wait until the bananas are ripe/overripe, freeze them overnight, throw them in the blender and there you go.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 13, 2016, 11:12:53 AM
All of my classes are cancelled today!! Woohoo!!



Market day is Friday so I'm really excited that I don't have to teach any classes. The students are trying to bribe/butter me up for stamps. "Teacher, you're an angel. Stamp, please."  :laugh: "Teacher, I win game. Ten stamps, please."  :laugh: :laugh:

Also, we're making banana "ice cream" for summer camp and I'm super stoked because I haven't made it in forever (read: I'm too cheap to buy a blender). We were thinking of toppings to let them dress it with and I was like "peanut butter, gummy bears, chocolate chips, nuts...let's just get all the things I like."  ;D

How will you do that without a blender?? :O I might just steal your idea...


Oh, I meant I haven't made any at home. We have a blender at school and my coT is bringing hers from home.

You totally should! There are so many recipes...banana "ice cream" with crumbled Oreos and caramel drizzle is absolute heaven. And it's so easy to make. Wait until the bananas are ripe/overripe, freeze them overnight, throw them in the blender and there you go.

Ohhh hahaha okay that would make more sense. Yeah, I might do that. I have a blender at home so I can probably just bring that. :) Thanks~

Edit: Just remembered as I typed that out that I have no budget... so... I'll have to think about it. :(
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: gaelynwrites on July 13, 2016, 11:30:53 AM
School served an American style chowder for lunch's soup. My 6th grade boy had 3 servings. It makes me happy that they liked something so american in flavor. And they actually did a good job, it tasted like it would back in the states.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 13, 2016, 12:41:05 PM
Just realized that I can cut down about 50% of the materials I have to redo because I can adapt a lot of my planned camp activities to take place outside. *phew*

I just hope it doesn't rain because those kids are going outside anyway.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: nomadicmadda on July 13, 2016, 12:49:47 PM
Oh hey, the happy thread is longer than the ranting thread for once  :laugh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 13, 2016, 12:52:34 PM
Oh hey, the happy thread is longer than the ranting thread for once  :laugh:

Not for long, I'm sure. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Also, the disappearance of 2.0 and the fact that my post count got slashed by nearly a half says a lot for how much I complain. :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed: :lipsrsealed: I practically live in that thread.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 13, 2016, 01:51:17 PM
Returned to an empty office after lunch. Then everyone entered bearing treats!! Apparently there was some meeting and a lot of leftover fruit and snackage.

Free bananas, watermelon, and plums  ;D And some junky cookies and crackers too.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 13, 2016, 02:16:53 PM
Returned to an empty office after lunch. Then everyone entered bearing treats!! Apparently there was some meeting and a lot of leftover fruit and snackage.

Free bananas, watermelon, and plums  ;D And some junky cookies and crackers too.

Praise #based fruit.

Cookies are poison. Enjoy your fruit!

I had some poison first  :angel: but I balanced it out with some fruit.

PE teacher: [yirj teacher], watermelon.
Me: 네, watermelon.
PE teacher: Now.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sixtieshappy on July 14, 2016, 09:33:58 AM
Yay.  Classes keep getting canceled because students are doing a "special computer class".  That's 3 fewer garbage end of the semester lessons I have to administer.   ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on July 14, 2016, 11:07:59 AM
A student called me '쌤' today in class. I've been weirdly hoping for that since the beginning of the semester.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 14, 2016, 12:09:13 PM
I like seeing dragonflies all the time. Perks of living near water, I guess ^^
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: beeonka on July 14, 2016, 01:58:01 PM
Today my 6th graders watched a movie and now im done with classes for the day! Off to town to pick up my new glasses which look so stylish. & my mom is visiting! :]
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 14, 2016, 04:27:10 PM
Had a chat with my coT about summer camp supplies; everything on the list is approved by the principal! ^^

Then she told me she had a discussion with the principal about how winter camp will be "impossible" without a budget and that she would refuse to do winter camp without one.  :shocked: Dayummm.

She's worried camp will be boring if we can't buy materials. I don't agree that no budget renders camp impossible, but money definitely spruces things up (and all the better if not out of my pocket, hah). And some of the supplies we're getting for the upcoming camp are things we can use throughout the school year during regular classes too (cause English class has no budget though camp was thrown a bone). Getting a few sets of JENGA!  ;D Which will also be beneficial for my travel schools!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on July 14, 2016, 06:02:45 PM
Today's lifehack, to increase your health and decrease your spending.

If you want to eat chicken, but don't have an oven, and don't want the crippling guilt of going to a restaurant for fried chicken, forcing you to a) pay money and b) feel terrible for eating so many calories just because you had a chicken craving, you can STEAM YOUR CHICKEN!

It's great. Buy a chicken (on sale) and then take it home and cut it into small pieces. Then, you can steam it and eat it with salt.

I do a lot of stir fry (with minimal oil).
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Sillyleaf on July 14, 2016, 09:22:36 PM
My Elementary students are at a youth centre 'camping' trip. I was told I could go to the evening candle ceremony if I wanted.

I  just got back and it was a blast! A big bonfire and some fireworks, the kids showed off some talents, then everyone (parents/teachers/students)  got candles and  stood around the fire singing and taking pictures. Afterwards  we all got to play with sparklers.  :smiley:

Oh,  there were boys from Sung ui High School Soccer team  staying at the youth centre on a different floor. Don't know if anyone on this site teaches there, but I thought I'd mention it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: TeresaD on July 15, 2016, 08:38:20 AM
My morning class was cancelled, so I have a totally free morning! ;D I'm going to use this extra time to make some materials. That means that right now I am colouring! ;D ;D Whoop! Happy Friday!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: toddingumi on July 15, 2016, 08:56:46 AM
Have had a horrible couple weeks with a bad break-up and cancelling vacation plans,
but this mad me laugh a little so i guess i can post it on this thread.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on July 15, 2016, 08:59:29 AM
Had a chat with my coT about summer camp supplies; everything on the list is approved by the principal! ^^

Then she told me she had a discussion with the principal about how winter camp will be "impossible" without a budget and that she would refuse to do winter camp without one.  :shocked: Dayummm.

She's worried camp will be boring if we can't buy materials. I don't agree that no budget renders camp impossible, but money definitely spruces things up (and all the better if not out of my pocket, hah). And some of the supplies we're getting for the upcoming camp are things we can use throughout the school year during regular classes too (cause English class has no budget though camp was thrown a bone). Getting a few sets of JENGA!  ;D Which will also be beneficial for my travel schools!

Where did you buy the Jenga!? I would love to have this for my summer camp! :D :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 15, 2016, 09:35:07 AM
Had a chat with my coT about summer camp supplies; everything on the list is approved by the principal! ^^

Then she told me she had a discussion with the principal about how winter camp will be "impossible" without a budget and that she would refuse to do winter camp without one.  :shocked: Dayummm.

She's worried camp will be boring if we can't buy materials. I don't agree that no budget renders camp impossible, but money definitely spruces things up (and all the better if not out of my pocket, hah). And some of the supplies we're getting for the upcoming camp are things we can use throughout the school year during regular classes too (cause English class has no budget though camp was thrown a bone). Getting a few sets of JENGA!  ;D Which will also be beneficial for my travel schools!

Where did you buy the Jenga!? I would love to have this for my summer camp! :D :huh:

My school requested that my coT and I use that Korean auction website but Jenga can also be found on Gmarket. The off-brand one is significantly cheaper, btw!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on July 15, 2016, 09:45:07 AM
Had a chat with my coT about summer camp supplies; everything on the list is approved by the principal! ^^

Then she told me she had a discussion with the principal about how winter camp will be "impossible" without a budget and that she would refuse to do winter camp without one.  :shocked: Dayummm.

She's worried camp will be boring if we can't buy materials. I don't agree that no budget renders camp impossible, but money definitely spruces things up (and all the better if not out of my pocket, hah). And some of the supplies we're getting for the upcoming camp are things we can use throughout the school year during regular classes too (cause English class has no budget though camp was thrown a bone). Getting a few sets of JENGA!  ;D Which will also be beneficial for my travel schools!

Where did you buy the Jenga!? I would love to have this for my summer camp! :D :huh:

My school requested that my coT and I use that Korean auction website but Jenga can also be found on Gmarket. The off-brand one is significantly cheaper, btw!

I've seen Jenga in the games section of dept. stores like Hyundai, too.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 15, 2016, 09:58:26 AM
Had a chat with my coT about summer camp supplies; everything on the list is approved by the principal! ^^

Then she told me she had a discussion with the principal about how winter camp will be "impossible" without a budget and that she would refuse to do winter camp without one.  :shocked: Dayummm.

She's worried camp will be boring if we can't buy materials. I don't agree that no budget renders camp impossible, but money definitely spruces things up (and all the better if not out of my pocket, hah). And some of the supplies we're getting for the upcoming camp are things we can use throughout the school year during regular classes too (cause English class has no budget though camp was thrown a bone). Getting a few sets of JENGA!  ;D Which will also be beneficial for my travel schools!

Where did you buy the Jenga!? I would love to have this for my summer camp! :D :huh:

My school requested that my coT and I use that Korean auction website but Jenga can also be found on Gmarket. The off-brand one is significantly cheaper, btw!

I've seen Jenga in the games section of dept. stores like Hyundai, too.

Any idea how much it may have been?? I've seen namebrand Jenga in Artbox but for the price of one "legit" Jenga I could get several offbrand
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on July 15, 2016, 10:33:07 AM

I've seen Jenga in the games section of dept. stores like Hyundai, too.

Any idea how much it may have been?? I've seen namebrand Jenga in Artbox but for the price of one "legit" Jenga I could get several offbrand

Sorry, I didn't buy it so I don't remember. Probably in the same ballpark as Artbox, though.

I'd probably go with the off-brand one if the price disparity is that big. How much better could "real" Jenga really be?!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 15, 2016, 10:40:38 AM

I've seen Jenga in the games section of dept. stores like Hyundai, too.

Any idea how much it may have been?? I've seen namebrand Jenga in Artbox but for the price of one "legit" Jenga I could get several offbrand

Sorry, I didn't buy it so I don't remember. Probably in the same ballpark as Artbox, though.

I'd probably go with the off-brand one if the price disparity is that big. How much better could "real" Jenga really be?!

Smoother blocks? Lol
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on July 15, 2016, 11:34:24 AM

I've seen Jenga in the games section of dept. stores like Hyundai, too.

Any idea how much it may have been?? I've seen namebrand Jenga in Artbox but for the price of one "legit" Jenga I could get several offbrand

Sorry, I didn't buy it so I don't remember. Probably in the same ballpark as Artbox, though.

I'd probably go with the off-brand one if the price disparity is that big. How much better could "real" Jenga really be?!

Smoother blocks? Lol

The real Jenga blocks are smoother, but the quality difference doesn't justify the price difference. There's just too much of a gap, and I haven't been successful in finding more reasonably priced ones (they're available at Emart and Homeplus as well).

I use the off-brand blocks, and they work fine. Also, I don't feel bad about marking the crap out of them.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 15, 2016, 12:04:03 PM
So we're kicking it in the office when two of my coworkers decide to have a "cute photo showdown" by showing me the pics they've collected of cute animals  :laugh: :laugh:

Then the art teacher was showing me a new project he wanted to do, but he didn't know the ingredients or name for it. After a quick google search, I figured out it was moss graffiti and easily found a recipe  8) Google ftw!

It looks super cool. Totally wanna try this out!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Kayos on July 15, 2016, 01:35:00 PM
On wednesday - 2 of my 4 classes actually got punished for being disrespectful to me, by the co, because they were being very loud and wouldn't quiten down and listen. This almost never happens because, I am not allowed to discipline the students at all myself; I get in trouble when I try, and often my co's don't do anything about that.

It is the last week before the vacation, so I was just going to play a game with them anyway. Instead, they were sent outside to run laps of the school track and it was really humid. They were mostly pretty good for the last bit of the lesson. We ended up watching an episode of adventure time without subs and in ENG, because we only had ~15 minutes after they finished their punishment.


Also, I started at an elementary just over 2 weeks ago. I said in the interview, I don't want to teach elementary school students (I like kids, but hate teaching them - I'd rather be in a high school). However, my co there is really great, has a high level of English, she is a really nice person, and actually helps me when I am stuck with ideas for lesson planning. My other co's just give me the "too busy" and go back to online shopping. The students are a lot more motivated (I only teach grade 6 at the elementary) and has actually become my favourite school.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 15, 2016, 02:18:11 PM
English Festival/Market Day was today! Didn't have to teach any classes  8). Just facilitated some English games. The teachers went crazy and bought a lot of awesome things for the market. We set my classroom up and put a big sign out front. The market part was after lunch and the kids were lined up at my door and when I turned the corner to my classroom they were shouting "Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!"  :evil: "Teacher, hurry up!! We want buy prize!  :evil: :evil:...sorry :-[ please hurry ;D" The sixth graders were the "cashiers" and all in all it was a fun, chill day.

I wish all Fridays were like this.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on July 18, 2016, 10:39:10 AM
I needed to move one student into another group to even out teams for a game. He's not a bad kid, a tad loud but generally pretty good. Told him to stand up and move back and sit down. He assumed he was in trouble and went and stood in the back, my CT and I both lost it and told him it was all good just sit down.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on July 18, 2016, 10:50:23 AM
Well just taught one 3rd grade class today and a 6th grade class and it all went down very well. Then had another class rescheduled and then my final class canceled. So tomorrow it's just two classes and the rest of the week absolutely nothing to do, simply just wait until the start of summer camp which starts next Monday. Smooth sailing from here. :)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: kimchi_mandu on July 18, 2016, 10:59:43 AM
A kid who is a total pain in the arse just dropped out of English camp! I couldn't be happier about it!  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 18, 2016, 11:08:43 AM
I love having a toaster oven. Last night I baked some eggs in tomato cups and had it with brie cheese melted on toasted baguette slices. Marvelous!

One more day of classes after today and then a field trip on Wednesday with the whole school and the rest of the week I can spend prepping for summer camp! Which oughta be fun cause I'm just doing games and dances under the broad theme of "American culture"  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 18, 2016, 11:11:00 AM
No classes today and the students have all gone home. A bit of a bummer that I must stay and deskwarm while the other teachers go to a training thing, but I expect the VP will let me go early *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Aristocrat on July 18, 2016, 11:48:31 AM
Free period so CT and I were talking nonsense.
She decided to joke about her trip to New Zealand and how hearing their pronunciation of 'today/to die' was hilarious. She also decided to mock the Filipino English accent. It was the perfect opportunity to show her this video. After watching it, she didn't understand the mispronunciation until I told her and watched her face turn into a cherry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-B2TJN8UQ
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: beeonka on July 18, 2016, 11:55:08 AM
Lots of deskwarming time has begun. Did a vocab test with Korean to english in the one class i had so I can study korean while teaching. Win win!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: moonbrie on July 18, 2016, 12:31:59 PM
I love having a toaster oven. Last night I baked some eggs in tomato cups and had it with brie cheese melted on toasted baguette slices. Marvelous!

One more day of classes after today and then a field trip on Wednesday with the whole school and the rest of the week I can spend prepping for summer camp! Which oughta be fun cause I'm just doing games and dances under the broad theme of "American culture"  ;D

what games and dances are you doing? I'm supposed to teach nine "American culture" classes for my camp and I don't want them to be boring but it's kind of hard... didn't find a lot of great stuff by searching this site either.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 18, 2016, 01:19:58 PM
I love having a toaster oven. Last night I baked some eggs in tomato cups and had it with brie cheese melted on toasted baguette slices. Marvelous!

One more day of classes after today and then a field trip on Wednesday with the whole school and the rest of the week I can spend prepping for summer camp! Which oughta be fun cause I'm just doing games and dances under the broad theme of "American culture"  ;D

Oh my gosh! That sounds so good. I'm sitting at my desk salivating (I'm very hungry and looking at the clock to see when I can go home and eat).  :cry:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on July 18, 2016, 01:25:07 PM
No classes today and I just found a great secluded spot to nap in my classroom.  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 18, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
I love having a toaster oven. Last night I baked some eggs in tomato cups and had it with brie cheese melted on toasted baguette slices. Marvelous!

One more day of classes after today and then a field trip on Wednesday with the whole school and the rest of the week I can spend prepping for summer camp! Which oughta be fun cause I'm just doing games and dances under the broad theme of "American culture"  ;D

what games and dances are you doing? I'm supposed to teach nine "American culture" classes for my camp and I don't want them to be boring but it's kind of hard... didn't find a lot of great stuff by searching this site either.

Dances: Chicken Dance, Macarena, Cha Cha Slide, YMCA, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide

Games:
~Pass the present (hot potato variant-- when the music stops, you unwrap a layer and get a piece of candy-- the last layer reveals a bigger prize, like maybe a chocolate bar)
~Zombie Dice (making homemade dice. Here are the rules http://www.sjgames.com/dice/zombiedice/img/ZDRules_English.pdf)
~Jenga (going to add tape to pieces and write English phrases or questions)
~Pit (card game. Making a homemade version. Gonna change the cards to appeal to my kids more -- like zombie or minecraft themed or something. Considered having them make their own sets in groups but dunno if we'll have time.
Rules: http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/pit.pdf)
~Battleship
~Scavenger Hunt (stealing someone's idea and making it pokemon themed ^^)
~Mafia/Werewolf
~Twister (homemade spinner, outdoor version with chalk. Here's hoping for sunny days...)
~Musical chairs
~Ninja
~Guess the celebrity/character
~Relay race (w/stuff like flip cup, an egg race, maybe bobbing for apples & misc.)
~Card games (using a standard deck of playing cards)
~UNO (I've already taught it for a free class but my kids love it)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: flyingspider on July 18, 2016, 03:29:35 PM
They installed the English Hancom on my computer and I don't know if it's the 2014 version or not but I don't care because I can understand everything!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: reudibeat on July 19, 2016, 01:10:34 PM
They installed the English Hancom on my computer and I don't know if it's the 2014 version or not but I don't care because I can understand everything!


English Hancom is bad Hancom. I had it on my computer, and it was super buggy. Randomly unable to copy and paste things, formatting issues that weren't present in the Korean Hancom, etc.

Had to uninstall it and go back to the Korean one.

While messing around with the settings on my computer one day (trying to switch the whole thing over to English, unsuccessfully I might add), I somehow managed to switch Hancom to English. I didn't download any different version, just somehow changed the operating language. Of course it only worked with Hancom and didn't work with Microsoft Office which is what I was really going for. So now I have English Hancom and Korean Office. Better than nothing I guess.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: Mr C on July 19, 2016, 01:25:30 PM
I love having a toaster oven. Last night I baked some eggs in tomato cups and had it with brie cheese melted on toasted baguette slices. Marvelous!

One more day of classes after today and then a field trip on Wednesday with the whole school and the rest of the week I can spend prepping for summer camp! Which oughta be fun cause I'm just doing games and dances under the broad theme of "American culture"  ;D

what games and dances are you doing? I'm supposed to teach nine "American culture" classes for my camp and I don't want them to be boring but it's kind of hard... didn't find a lot of great stuff by searching this site either.

Dances: Chicken Dance, Macarena, Cha Cha Slide, YMCA, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide

Games:
~Pass the present (hot potato variant-- when the music stops, you unwrap a layer and get a piece of candy-- the last layer reveals a bigger prize, like maybe a chocolate bar)
~Zombie Dice (making homemade dice. Here are the rules http://www.sjgames.com/dice/zombiedice/img/ZDRules_English.pdf)
~Jenga (going to add tape to pieces and write English phrases or questions)
~Pit (card game. Making a homemade version. Gonna change the cards to appeal to my kids more -- like zombie or minecraft themed or something. Considered having them make their own sets in groups but dunno if we'll have time.
Rules: http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/pit.pdf)
~Battleship
~Scavenger Hunt (stealing someone's idea and making it pokemon themed ^^)
~Mafia/Werewolf
~Twister (homemade spinner, outdoor version with chalk. Here's hoping for sunny days...)
~Musical chairs
~Ninja
~Guess the celebrity/character
~Relay race (w/stuff like flip cup, an egg race, maybe bobbing for apples & misc.)
~Card games (using a standard deck of playing cards)
~UNO (I've already taught it for a free class but my kids love it)
Among the games I grew up with were "penny hockey" and "paper football".  The kids really enjoy learning to them.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: DMZabductee on July 19, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
As of now classes are literally all done for the semester. Closing ceremony tomorrow morning then early dismissal. yeah, son. ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 19, 2016, 03:01:17 PM
Thanks Mr. C!! I bet the boy students will especially like those games.

Also, FINALLY classes are all finished! Field trip tomorrow (albeit starting at 6:30am  :cry: totally passing out on the bus) and then the rest of the week I can prep for camp!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: antmar on July 20, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Last day of the semester and the principal is going to take all the teachers out for Chinese food for lunch. It's smooth sailing until summer camp  next week.  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: devsterl on July 20, 2016, 11:46:22 AM
Scaring the $hit out of my students amuses me....huehuehue  :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Imogen1991 on July 20, 2016, 12:12:46 PM
Last day of the semester. 2 days of deskwarming, 2 weeks of camp, vacation, then I'm out of here forever. Today is a good day  8)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: west coast tatterdemalion on July 21, 2016, 09:54:06 AM
Vacation time is coming! Staying at a 5 star resort on the beach! Hell yeah! True happy shit!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on July 22, 2016, 08:33:35 AM
In 2 weeks time I will be HOME sweet home in Canada for a visit. Cannot wait. A bit sad the time I am home is so short though.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: gideonvasquez on July 22, 2016, 09:03:49 AM
The weather is really cool looking where I am now. There are these tall storm clouds right next to crazy blue skies. The best part is the pressure changes are getting me some sorely needed wind. All in all a pretty good last day of the semester I think.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on July 22, 2016, 09:58:34 AM
The other day I was on the bus and this girl was on her phone talking SO GODDAMN LOUDLY and cackling the entire time and a harabeoji turned around and told her to shut up. :laugh: I'm a horrible person.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 22, 2016, 10:03:08 AM
The other day I was on the bus and this girl was on her phone talking SO GODDAMN LOUDLY and cackling the entire time and a harabeoji turned around and told her to shut up. :laugh: I'm a horrible person.

I dunno, I enjoy a good schadenfreude.  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 22, 2016, 10:22:05 AM
I'm actually pretty stoked for camp!

Gonna teach my kids a bunch of line dances and fun games and simple recipes  ;D ;D

It's gonna be a good time. Now just hoping the weather is clear cause one of our planned activities is outdoor Twister using sidewalk chalk  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Greenteabingsu on July 22, 2016, 10:37:02 AM
Done teaching classes for the semester and my vacation starts on Tuesday ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: peachkitten on July 22, 2016, 07:26:29 PM
Today the students did video recording speeches, which is an evaluation we have once a month where they have to memorize a speech and be recorded saying it. There was one girl in my class that I have been teaching since I've got here that always fails; she doesn't even try. Well I worked really hard with her this semester, even tutoring her during my break times, and today we had the speech and she got a 98! I am so proud of her! And today, I actually feel like I've made a difference, even if just a small one, as a teacher here in Korea. Plus it's Friday, woo hoo!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on July 25, 2016, 12:03:28 PM
Survived the first day of camp!

Dancing went fairly well with about half the students (basically the ones I expected would enjoy dancing and the rest I knew would at least go along with it just out of obedience) and Zombie Dice went over so well that they kept asking to play longer ^^

I should have had the foresight to realize that the boys would get really into the game-- they were screaming "Shotgun!! SHOTGUN!!" in the hopes that someone would lose all his/her points.  :laugh: :laugh: Thank goodness nobody at the school other than my coT really speaks much English hahahah.
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Post by: heropon on July 25, 2016, 10:08:09 PM
I never have to see my middle school kids ever again! Woohoo!  ;D
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Post by: flyingspider on July 26, 2016, 12:21:15 PM
I've never taught 1st or 2nd grade before and I was kind of nervous but they're much better behaved than my 3rd and 4th graders and they're so darn cute. They're fun even when camp is stressful.
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Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on July 26, 2016, 12:26:55 PM
I've never taught 1st or 2nd grade before and I was kind of nervous but they're much better behaved than my 3rd and 4th graders and they're so darn cute. They're fun even when camp is stressful.

I love these grades. They are so freakin adorable.
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Post by: ashleynp2010 on July 26, 2016, 02:14:59 PM
Deskwarming sucks and I hate it.

But I just got paid to laminate my drawings to decorate my apartment. Then I did a P90X workout. Now I'm going to watch a movie.

So today, life isn't so bad. Here's hoping I can keep this positive attitude for three whole weeks.

(btw all of the p90x programs have a free 30 day online trial right now. If you're bored and going on a beach vacation soon, maybe check it out)
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Post by: Paul on July 26, 2016, 02:36:39 PM
I've never taught 1st or 2nd grade before and I was kind of nervous but they're much better behaved than my 3rd and 4th graders and they're so darn cute. They're fun even when camp is stressful.

I love these grades. They are so freakin adorable.

Ditto. Plus, you know what you're dealing with. True beginners are fantastic because they're all on the same level and you can build those solid foundations and see results. So much easier to build that intrinsic motivation. And they're always just so excited to be there!
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Post by: yirj17 on July 26, 2016, 02:43:08 PM
Taught the students how to make quesadillas today! They loved 'em!!   ;D
I really enjoy cooking with the students ^^

There were a few extra tortillas left over and one group still had a lot of sauteed veggies left so they made a monster quesadilla  :laugh: It basically exploded when they tried to cut it into pieces
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Post by: flyingspider on July 26, 2016, 02:56:21 PM
I think my coteacher was a little annoyed with our cooking class today and acted like she had just completed a marathon when it was over. She texted my other coteacher (who will do this activity with me next week) and warned her what to expect in the class.She said how difficult it was and I was feeling a little guilty. Though really all she did was slice some bananas and cucumbers and help me fill up some bags of milk and ice (to make ice cream) and hand out plates and stuff. I was the one who helped the kids and cleaned up, so really I don't know what the fuss was about.

Anyway to the happy part. I texted my other coteacher and told her please don't worry, I will do as much prep as I can, and she won't have to do much. She texted me back and said, "I'm not worried about that class. Because you will be  there." And I know she means it too. With her I'm sure it will be a fun class because she is so much more mellow and doesn't turn into a nervous wreck over every little thing. Her simple message really cheered me up and I adore her.
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Post by: CO2 on July 26, 2016, 03:00:59 PM
She texted me back and said, "I'm not worried about that class. Because you will be  there."

A budding romance.  :P
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Post by: krissyboo75 on July 27, 2016, 07:55:35 AM
I got a tattoo last night and I am so so so happy about it. Kind of wondering if it will be an issue, as it is on my wrist, but I actually don't care that much. Once it heals Ill throw a watch over it if people get all snitty about it.
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Post by: Imogen1991 on July 27, 2016, 09:43:45 AM
I got a tattoo last night and I am so so so happy about it. Kind of wondering if it will be an issue, as it is on my wrist, but I actually don't care that much. Once it heals Ill throw a watch over it if people get all snitty about it.

I have two tattoos on my wrist, worked at three schools and no one has ever said anything! You should be fine
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Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 27, 2016, 12:36:45 PM
Today was ten times better than yesterday (look at my ranting post if you want proof :laugh:). My "coteacher" was too busy to help so she sent the 2nd grade teacher. And get this, the 2nd grade teacher actually helped. She let me take control but whenever she saw that I might be struggling (with 1st and 2nd grade) she stepped in. Anyways, we did an alphabet animal relay race, pass the water balloon, and duck, duck, goose. Then we came back inside and cooled down with animal yoga and ended with the baby shark song. It was great and they had a blast.

My 3rd-6th grade camp was cool, too. The boys made props (fake blood and all) and we filmed their zombie movie (Zombies, a police officer and a mad scientist). The girls made their props and tidied up their storyboard to film for tomorrow. It was hilarious when I showed them my storyboard script--the girls liked it because it had romance ("Hello." "Hello." "I love you." "Ok, let's kiss.") and the boys loved it because it had fighting (because of a love triangle) and a zombie resurrection (the scorned lover came back to haunt them from the dead). All in all, awesome day  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: moonbrie on July 27, 2016, 03:12:46 PM
I stayed up until 2 am trying to get videos in this powerpoint to work, and woke up at 6 am this morning to continue. Both my personal and work computer are little shits so by the time I left for camp I just put everything together along with the videos as separate files on my usb and prayed it would work on my coteacher's work computer which we're using for camp and.... it did! Truly a blessing from god. Because otherwise class would've sucked much harder.
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Post by: welcomebackkotter on July 28, 2016, 07:28:27 AM
First day of camp yesterday - and it went surprisingly well.  I feel I have finally honed the camp down to the bare essentials, and it's what it needs to be, and the kids were great, except for the complaining about not wanting to pop balloons because 'teacher, it's scary!'.  Sigh, kids.  but cute kids who are mostly happy to be at camp.  And that in itself is surprising.  Day two should be just as good.

Best part: 3 days of camp, weekend, 2 days of camp, finished!  Some may say they would prefer to get it over with in one go, but I like the break and the feeling of two short weeks. 

Other good part: Co-T was perhaps the best she has been all year, supportive, not intrusive, letting me lead and stepping in only when needed and just simply being helpful.  Finally!!
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Post by: flyingspider on July 28, 2016, 12:00:55 PM
First day of camp yesterday - and it went surprisingly well.  I feel I have finally honed the camp down to the bare essentials, and it's what it needs to be, and the kids were great, except for the complaining about not wanting to pop balloons because 'teacher, it's scary!'.  Sigh, kids.  but cute kids who are mostly happy to be at camp.  And that in itself is surprising.  Day two should be just as good.

Best part: 3 days of camp, weekend, 2 days of camp, finished!  Some may say they would prefer to get it over with in one go, but I like the break and the feeling of two short weeks. 

Other good part: Co-T was perhaps the best she has been all year, supportive, not intrusive, letting me lead and stepping in only when needed and just simply being helpful.  Finally!!

Ha the balloon thing happened to me too. I had a game where they had to see who could pop the balloons a certain way and they flat out refused.

You only have 5 days of camp? That's nice. I have 10 days and I'm trying to make it fun but I'm worried the kids will just give up next week because they're sick of it.

My happy thing: Camp went really well today. I had thought the boys wouldn't like the hand print orchid craft but they liked it the most. ;D
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Post by: z80 on July 28, 2016, 03:02:14 PM
I was in the school by my self today and use the school "giant as all crap" printer to print my self out a wall poster of my country for my apartment (with the principals permission of course).
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Post by: denimdaze on July 29, 2016, 09:44:07 AM
A couple of teachers helped me download the Korean Air app.  I used it to check in & get the boarding pass for my flight tomorrow morning.    :smiley:
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Post by: chrislis90 on July 29, 2016, 10:28:48 AM
Last day of camp complete. Just 2 days of desk warming next week (they usually let me leave at lunch) and then holidays!
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Post by: hulme187 on July 29, 2016, 10:30:28 AM
Last day of camp completed, made even better because the students made pizza. Now to start my 3 week vacation by visiting my home country after almost 3 years and a nice trip to Spain.
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Post by: Mister Tim on July 29, 2016, 11:57:24 AM
Camp's done. It was probably the  best camp I've had in the four and a half years I've been here. To make things even better, my school says I can "work from home" instead of deskwarming, so I'm going to have a nice, loooooon summer break.
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Post by: Pecan on July 29, 2016, 12:09:21 PM
Camp's done. It was probably the  best camp I've had in the four and a half years I've been here. To make things even better, my school says I can "work from home" instead of deskwarming, so I'm going to have a nice, loooooon summer break.
Congratulations!

Would love to know if it was your curriculum that made it so great or something else.

Thanks.
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Post by: Mister Tim on July 29, 2016, 12:22:26 PM
Camp's done. It was probably the  best camp I've had in the four and a half years I've been here. To make things even better, my school says I can "work from home" instead of deskwarming, so I'm going to have a nice, loooooon summer break.
Congratulations!

Would love to know if it was your curriculum that made it so great or something else.

Thanks.

It was a combination of the curriculum and the students themselves. For once, there were no slackers or troublemakers. Every student who came was one of the better students in his or her respective English classes. I didn't have to slow down for anyone, I didn't have discipline issues, and I didn't have re-teach any basic stuff any middle school student should already know.

It wasn't some miraculous high-speed curriculum, though. Don't get the wrong idea.  :laugh: :laugh:
I pretty much just did a week-long Let's Play of a PC game, teaching them relevant English vocab along the way and having them tell me where to go and what to do. They really got into it, especially part that involved designing and furnishing their own buildings. That ended up killing an entire day, haha.
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Post by: sunflowerxoxo on July 29, 2016, 12:54:22 PM
A little under 3 hours until my 2 week summer vacation  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Action Jackson on August 01, 2016, 11:02:13 AM
Due to the fact there's a Korean on Seattle's baseball team, I'm able to watch a live Cubs game.  I don't watch a lot of baseball on tv but having Korean players on teams other than the Dodgers makes watching MLB games I do catch much more enjoyable.
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 01, 2016, 01:15:30 PM
Just 6 more teaching days left in Korea and 2 more desk warming days! Then I'm out  :afro:
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Post by: Mister Tim on August 01, 2016, 03:41:47 PM
Due to the fact there's a Korean on Seattle's baseball team, I'm able to watch a live Cubs game.  I don't watch a lot of baseball on tv but having Korean players on teams other than the Dodgers makes watching MLB games I do catch much more enjoyable.

What a game to watch, too! Go, Cubbies!
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Post by: joeyjoejoe on August 01, 2016, 04:45:35 PM
Just 6 more teaching days left in Korea and 2 more desk warming days! Then I'm out  :afro:

I'm in the exact same boat as you. After 5 years here it's a good feeling. Will only get better as the days go on.
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Post by: Action Jackson on August 02, 2016, 08:38:30 AM
I've never been in Korea during vacation week but the sheer quietness that has befallen my villa, and the surrounding neighborhood for that matter, is simply amazing. 
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Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on August 02, 2016, 02:53:42 PM
My coteacher refuses to throw anything away. There is literal piles and piles of random shit in the drawers that have accumulated over the years. I found a framed certificate from 2006. WTF?!?!?

After lunch today I thought I would work off all the galbi mandu I ate clean up. I locked the doors rolled my sleeves up, made a playlist on youtube, and got to work. I filled two trash bags of crap. It's all broken,useless office supplies, yellowed papers, broken toys, and dirt.

She may be shocked when she returns but in the way hoarders are shocked when their interventions are staged. I am sure she will thank me in the end. I think over the years she just got really overwhelmed with all of it and possibly none of the NETs before me bothered to help purge.

3 hours later I am exhausted and very satisfied.
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Post by: flyingspider on August 04, 2016, 03:15:54 PM
Only 1 more day of camp (which has gone fairly well but I'm so ready for it to be over) then I'm off to Japan for a week and China after that!
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Post by: antmar on August 05, 2016, 11:44:38 AM
And just like that summer camp is officially over! HELLO 3 weeks of desk warming! :D *sarcasm*

Mostly happy though since I'm prepared to teach myself new skills and do a lot of fun reading.
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Post by: Paul on August 05, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
Welp, I'm done. Toodles!
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Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on August 05, 2016, 11:55:36 AM
Welp, I'm done. Toodles!

me too. BYE FELICIA!
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 05, 2016, 01:37:05 PM
camp is done :) only 4 more days left in Korean public schools and then I'm on the plane and outta here for good!
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Post by: yirgacheffe on August 05, 2016, 02:27:59 PM
Haha I love how the last four posts are about the end of camp. Make that five THANK THE LORD. Vacation starts in an hour and a half. :)
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Post by: Whatgook on August 05, 2016, 03:35:23 PM
camp is done :) only 4 more days left in Korean public schools and then I'm on the plane and outta here for good!

Hey Imogen1991. You've been talking about leaving for a while, and how happy you are about it. Stoked for you bud congrats.

I'm juts curious, what is it about Korea/the job/ everything that you dislike so much? I only ask cos I'm on my third year here, happily married to a korean and absolutely LOVE it! Just curious about your perspective.

Cheaaaaahs!
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 08, 2016, 03:48:39 PM
camp is done :) only 4 more days left in Korean public schools and then I'm on the plane and outta here for good!

Hey Imogen1991. You've been talking about leaving for a while, and how happy you are about it. Stoked for you bud congrats.

I'm juts curious, what is it about Korea/the job/ everything that you dislike so much? I only ask cos I'm on my third year here, happily married to a korean and absolutely LOVE it! Just curious about your perspective.

Cheaaaaahs!

Haha... not sure if serious but I'll answer anyway

I live about 5 hours from Seoul, there are no foreigner bars or anything like that here. I love teaching in general and I love my students but that's about it...I hate desk warming, hate how much of a joke the education system is, but mostly I just hate how boring it is here. I came from a pretty lively city with an active social life so I've just been going out of my mind for the past 16 months.

I've definitely had some positive experiences mainly based around teaching, and I don't regret coming here at all, but I'm ready to move on  :wink:
Sorry if I sound like a negative nancy!
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Post by: kyndo on August 08, 2016, 05:29:56 PM
Welp, I'm done. Toodles!
I'm sorry to see you go. Another voice of reason vanishing from the increasingly bitter/jaded Waygook mob.  :sad:
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Post by: kengreen on August 08, 2016, 05:41:33 PM
I often force myself to be happy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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Post by: JNM on August 08, 2016, 08:23:13 PM
My house in Canada sold.  Closing was on Friday.

No more mortgage, no more tenants who don't pay, no more tenants who cause twice the cost in damage as the rent..

Sorry - that slipped into rant for a bit.

:)
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Post by: Whatgook on August 09, 2016, 08:18:50 AM
camp is done :) only 4 more days left in Korean public schools and then I'm on the plane and outta here for good!

Hey Imogen1991. You've been talking about leaving for a while, and how happy you are about it. Stoked for you bud congrats.

I'm juts curious, what is it about Korea/the job/ everything that you dislike so much? I only ask cos I'm on my third year here, happily married to a korean and absolutely LOVE it! Just curious about your perspective.

Cheaaaaahs!

Haha... not sure if serious but I'll answer anyway

I live about 5 hours from Seoul, there are no foreigner bars or anything like that here. I love teaching in general and I love my students but that's about it...I hate desk warming, hate how much of a joke the education system is, but mostly I just hate how boring it is here. I came from a pretty lively city with an active social life so I've just been going out of my mind for the past 16 months.

I've definitely had some positive experiences mainly based around teaching, and I don't regret coming here at all, but I'm ready to move on  :wink:
Sorry if I sound like a negative nancy!

Yes I was serious. No worries, don't apologize for saying how you feel. yeh rural life can be dull, my first year here was out in the sticks somewhat, life is definitely more fun now i live in Busan!

Wee happy trails bud, hope things improve for you at life's next pit stop!
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Post by: antmar on August 10, 2016, 10:15:36 AM
I decided to test out the limits of my "freedom" during desk warming by going out for a running the first 1.5hrs of school. Usually I'm suppose to come in by 8:30am but instead I'm far away from school on a run.

I came in at 10am today and nobody even noticed I was gone. Looks like my days will consist of runs in the morning and watching stranger things for the next 3 weeks.  :afro:
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Post by: JahMoo on August 11, 2016, 10:02:07 AM
My Principal just came into my office, where I was alone with the fan on high, only half of the lights on and the window open. She told me she's going to buy lunch for everyone so please come to the main office at 12:30. "Also turn on the lights, close the window, and turn on the AC, it's hot!" Sometimes my school is really the bees knees.
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Post by: Nokcha on August 11, 2016, 10:38:05 AM
Taught the students how to make quesadillas today! They loved 'em!!   ;D
I really enjoy cooking with the students ^^

There were a few extra tortillas left over and one group still had a lot of sauteed veggies left so they made a monster quesadilla  :laugh: It basically exploded when they tried to cut it into pieces

I made quesadillas with a class a couple of years ago, and the kids loved. Funny little side story: I also brought some salsa for the kids to try. They wouldn't touch it at all. I kept telling them it had all the ingredients they know: tomatoes, garlic, onions, etc. But no go. Then something clicked, and I remembered that the Korean word for diarrhea sounds like sow oo sa (or something similar). Anyway, it sounds enough like salsa to the kids. Finally, one student dipped a tiny bit of the corner of their quesadilla into the salsa and that was that. Confirmation. The kids loved it.
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Post by: Nokcha on August 11, 2016, 10:43:31 AM
Camp's done. It was probably the  best camp I've had in the four and a half years I've been here. To make things even better, my school says I can "work from home" instead of deskwarming, so I'm going to have a nice, loooooon summer break.

So jealous. I tried asking them to do this, but my co-teacher, whom I adore, goes strictly by the book and contacted SMOE to see if it was a possibility. No go. Whoever she spoke to said that if the principal were to allow me to do 'home study', then everyone would want to do 'home study', and it wouldn't be fair to those who can't do 'home study'. 

At least my office is cool and quiet, I'm getting a little extra work done, and I'm saving money by not being out and about or staying at home running the air con. :)
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Post by: Soggysocks on August 12, 2016, 01:48:40 PM
Camp is finished. This week was a lot better than last. 3rd and 4th graders think everything is fun. Bless them.

I also get to leave school early and I'm getting ready to jet off to the land of burritos, In-n-Out, and all things weed related. See you in September!
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Post by: kengreen on August 12, 2016, 01:53:34 PM
Camp is finished. This week was a lot better than last. 3rd and 4th graders think everything is fun. Bless them.

I also get to leave school early and I'm getting ready to jet off to the land of burritos, In-n-Out, and all things weed related. See you in September!

That sounds like a lot of fun. I envy you.
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Post by: krissyboo75 on August 18, 2016, 09:38:12 AM
Actually glad to be back from vacation and am having camp with my fave of my 3 schools  :smiley:
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Post by: nomadicmadda on August 18, 2016, 10:50:41 AM
I have a nasty cold and this week is my last week at my high school.  Fortunately my KETs all came around to the idea that I shouldn't have to teach, so I've been able to use my desk time to work on my CELTA app again (finally) and catch up on writing some letters that I need to mail before I move on Saturday.

One of my students is also really keen on studying abroad and recently got the idea of going to high school in the US into his head.  We looked into it and I think high school is a bit late, but he could definitely do a full 4-year university and he may come do a week-long homestay with my family over Christmas to 'see what the US is like'.  I feel like it's hard for us as NETs to have much of an impact, but this kid seems to have been really inspired and I think the freedom that an American university allows could really benefit him, considering his interests.  I'm really proud of him for wanting to break free from the mold and really chase all the opportunities he has. :azn:
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Post by: chupacaubrey on August 18, 2016, 11:14:50 AM
I just really love my kids (of course that's only about 100 out of 1500 but still).
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 18, 2016, 01:06:23 PM
I just really love my kids (of course that's only about 100 out of 1500 but still).

I feel this! Definitely my favourite thing about Korea
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Post by: emmas28 on August 18, 2016, 01:15:04 PM
I just really love my kids (of course that's only about 100 out of 1500 but still).

1500??  :huh: wow, I have 50, been here a year and still struggle with names! Country live vs city life I guess!
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Post by: denimdaze on August 18, 2016, 01:25:16 PM
Today & tomorrow there will be no classes after lunch because of the heat and a problem with my school's air con.  I can use the extra planning time.
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 19, 2016, 08:29:52 AM
Last day of deskwarming today and then I'm leaving!
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Post by: The Arm on August 19, 2016, 08:41:42 AM
Last day of deskwarming today and then I'm leaving!

Good luck with your next move!  :azn:
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Post by: Imogen1991 on August 19, 2016, 08:55:58 AM
Last day of deskwarming today and then I'm leaving!

Good luck with your next move!  :azn:

Thanks  ;D
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Post by: amormistre on August 19, 2016, 11:44:46 AM
Our entire school is taking a field trip after lunch to the movies! Happy Friday  ;D
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Post by: yirj17 on August 22, 2016, 07:25:34 AM
First day back at school and the first thing I notice is a PAPER CUTTER. I could cry tears of joy!!
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Post by: SusanZ on August 22, 2016, 07:33:31 AM
LOL, the entire staff at my school is terrified of paper cutters. (I don't know why, since they all keep razor-shark box cutter knives in their pockets, as do all of the students.) I bought one on Gmarket, and it freaks them out to have it in the teacher's office so it lives in my classroom.  :laugh:

So glad to be back to school - now life will be fun again! ;D
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Post by: Chinguetti on August 22, 2016, 09:59:38 AM
First day back at work and I don't have to teach classes today. This is how all first days back at work coming from vacation on a Monday should be. c:
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Post by: yirj17 on August 22, 2016, 10:16:12 AM
Agreed! I don't have classes until Wednesday. And then if all is the same, no classes Thurs. or Friday due to a field trip. So I can actually prep lessons in a non-frantic manner  :cheesy: at least for a while...

Also super excited for any down time or travel cause I have a shiny new 3DS now! Got both N64 Zelda remakes and A Link Between Worlds (which I'm stoked for because A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game!). Kinda went a little nuts getting games but figured it'd be much easier while visiting home.
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Post by: SkidMarx on August 22, 2016, 10:25:43 AM
Double agreed. In any case, first day back, only to find the bathrooms all ripped up and a Goddamn payloader driving around the hallways. I knew the bathrooms were being renovated (the staff and kids actually voted on the designs before vacation, which is pretty cool) but I thought they'd be done by now. Asked the secretaries when the first day of class was and they said Wednesday so I just left. Kinda wish someone had told me though.

Seems like my school has a lot of cash kicking around these days. First the nurse's office gets rebuilt and doubled in size and now this. Hope they aren't blowing the NET budget.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 22, 2016, 01:25:25 PM
Halfway through my final contract!!! *happy dance* Just a little over six months left, but it's only about four and a half months to the end of the semester and the end of camp, and then it's a month and a half of vacation and deskwarming (I'll just be having coffee with one of the other teachers or reading the entire time) HALLELUJAH!!!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: donovan on August 22, 2016, 08:30:36 PM
Double agreed. In any case, first day back, only to find the bathrooms all ripped up and a Goddamn payloader driving around the hallways. I knew the bathrooms were being renovated (the staff and kids actually voted on the designs before vacation, which is pretty cool) but I thought they'd be done by now. Asked the secretaries when the first day of class was and they said Wednesday so I just left. Kinda wish someone had told me though.

Seems like my school has a lot of cash kicking around these days. First the nurse's office gets rebuilt and doubled in size and now this. Hope they aren't blowing the NET budget.

위어드. Sounds exactly like my school except we tore up our parking lot and replaced some of the classrooms door and window frames and opted to tear up the bathrooms during an extended winter vacation. Our principal held a vote among staff members as to whether they would prefer a longer winter/shorter summer vacation or vice versa for the bathroom repairs. Most everyone voted for a longer summer vacation but the principal went ahead with winter anyway :lipsrsealed: It's not just foreign teachers who have to change vacation plans based on capricious immutable dictums from above. They finished the paving in time for second semester, but the construction workers' discarded cigarette butts can still be spotted hither and thither in various corners of the school grounds. I sure hope that once they do get around to the bathroom repairs, all the shit smeared on the stall walls will be gone at last. Does anybody else's school have shit-smeared bathroom stalls? What drives such behavior? I'm talking multiple stalls on multiple floors that hasn't been washed off for weeeeks. I wouldn't blame the cleaning lady if she decided that's where she draws the line.

*Sorry this was neither raving nor happy, but it wasn't really ranting either. More of an aside. I'll try to stick to the forum topic better in the future~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Pecan on August 23, 2016, 04:56:10 AM
It's not just crusted on stall walls at my school, but it's down the front face of the actual toilets...like seriously sick students had violent bowels and weren't able to get their pants off and sit down in time before the eruption.

Why the school district isn't required to hire professionals to clean the schools seems criminal.

Our school employs one elderly lady to "clean" the entire school, which explains why our school is so filthy.  Her cleaning supplies, ability, etc. are seriously lacking.

She will use the same equipment to "clean" the urinals and then clean the sink, rather than clean the sink first and then the urinal.

Bottom line, whether you can see it or not with the naked eye, it's best to assume that every school is teaming with filth and germs.

Korea, sparkling ;)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Aristocrat on August 23, 2016, 07:35:19 AM
Went to Lotte Mart, yesterday, and amidst the soul crushing Lotte mart tunes, reverberating around the supermarket, I heard something strange. I walked past the bakery and the baker, was listening to Slipknot!
It was so refreshing to see this guy lightly bobbing his head, rolling the dough and listening to his Slipknot.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zaiterade on August 23, 2016, 07:42:40 AM
Agreed! I don't have classes until Wednesday. And then if all is the same, no classes Thurs. or Friday due to a field trip. So I can actually prep lessons in a non-frantic manner  :cheesy: at least for a while...

Also super excited for any down time or travel cause I have a shiny new 3DS now! Got both N64 Zelda remakes and A Link Between Worlds (which I'm stoked for because A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game!). Kinda went a little nuts getting games but figured it'd be much easier while visiting home.
Get the Fire Emblem games! You won't regret it.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 23, 2016, 07:52:56 AM
Agreed! I don't have classes until Wednesday. And then if all is the same, no classes Thurs. or Friday due to a field trip. So I can actually prep lessons in a non-frantic manner  :cheesy: at least for a while...

Also super excited for any down time or travel cause I have a shiny new 3DS now! Got both N64 Zelda remakes and A Link Between Worlds (which I'm stoked for because A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game!). Kinda went a little nuts getting games but figured it'd be much easier while visiting home.
Get the Fire Emblem games! You won't regret it.

I've heard good things! Got so many games on my to play list. And I just started one on my computer-- I am Setsuna. And I am digging it!  ;D Probably not the best idea to start new games when the semester is just kicking off, hahahah but oh well
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: The Arm on August 23, 2016, 07:57:42 AM
Agreed! I don't have classes until Wednesday. And then if all is the same, no classes Thurs. or Friday due to a field trip. So I can actually prep lessons in a non-frantic manner  :cheesy: at least for a while...

Also super excited for any down time or travel cause I have a shiny new 3DS now! Got both N64 Zelda remakes and A Link Between Worlds (which I'm stoked for because A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game!). Kinda went a little nuts getting games but figured it'd be much easier while visiting home.
Get the Fire Emblem games! You won't regret it.

I've heard good things! Got so many games on my to play list. And I just started one on my computer-- I am Setsuna. And I am digging it!  ;D Probably not the best idea to start new games when the semester is just kicking off, hahahah but oh well

Sounds awesome!  I recently got a 3DS too; I love it.  Just finished New Super Mario Bros 2 and moving on to Ocarina next  :wink:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 07:59:10 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 23, 2016, 08:48:20 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.

DID YOU KNOW... There will soon be a new mini NES with built in games? http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

And it's cheaper than getting a used NES from most places (though I don't think you can play old cartridges on the new mini).

I'm just gonna be sitting here waiting for a new mini SNES  ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 09:04:48 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.

DID YOU KNOW... There will soon be a new mini NES with built in games? http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

And it's cheaper than getting a used NES from most places (though I don't think you can play old cartridges on the new mini).

I'm just gonna be sitting here waiting for a new mini SNES  ;D

WHHHHHAAAT ~!

Thanks for this, I'm sending that link to my brother.

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Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 09:07:27 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.

DID YOU KNOW... There will soon be a new mini NES with built in games? http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

And it's cheaper than getting a used NES from most places (though I don't think you can play old cartridges on the new mini).

I'm just gonna be sitting here waiting for a new mini SNES  ;D

I don't understand why people would pay money for an emulator.

Because it's cheaper than the original (the ones that are in good enough condition to be worth it anyway), won't break down as often, and works better than what's available online.

Plus, this particular one is actually by Nintendo with the classic NES look.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 23, 2016, 09:16:56 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.

DID YOU KNOW... There will soon be a new mini NES with built in games? http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

And it's cheaper than getting a used NES from most places (though I don't think you can play old cartridges on the new mini).

I'm just gonna be sitting here waiting for a new mini SNES  ;D

I don't understand why people would pay money for an emulator.

For the pretty packaging of course  :wink:

And more easily portable-- though I have a friend who has done wonders with the raspberry pi. But I'm not savvy with that kinda stuff.

Personally I have always preferred having the original console and controllers to an emulator if I can help it, but that's just me. It's not always the most economical, I'm aware.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Zaiterade on August 23, 2016, 09:27:27 AM
I want to get an old NES. Should have bought one while I was back in the States.

DID YOU KNOW... There will soon be a new mini NES with built in games? http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

And it's cheaper than getting a used NES from most places (though I don't think you can play old cartridges on the new mini).

I'm just gonna be sitting here waiting for a new mini SNES  ;D

I don't understand why people would pay money for an emulator.

Because it's cheaper and won't break down as often?

But like... I'm assuming these same people also probably download things like music, TV, movies, etc.

Emulators and emulator files can also be downloaded for free, and you're getting the exact same thing.

I guess the novelty of a little plastic NES replica is fun for some people, but ehhh, it's basically like buying a USB drive with emulators loaded on it.

I guess it's like how I don't understand why people pay for iTunes files. I totally understand buying a CD, cassette or LP, because you're getting a premium product, but paying to download a lossy audio file in a proprietary format is weird.
When it comes to games (especially Nintendo since none of their games are for PC) I would rather play it on a TV with a controller. I love PC and play here in Korea, but some things work best the old fashioned way.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 09:30:18 AM
But like... I'm assuming these same people also probably download things like music, TV, movies, etc.

Emulators and emulator files can also be downloaded for free, and you're getting the exact same thing.

I guess the novelty of a little plastic NES replica is fun for some people, but ehhh, it's basically like buying a USB drive with emulators loaded on it.

I guess it's like how I don't understand why people pay for iTunes files. I totally understand buying a CD, cassette or LP, because you're getting a premium product, but paying to download a lossy audio file in a proprietary format is weird.

Sorry, I edited my original post, but yeah, I don't like the online downloads of the games (they're just not the same to me) or needing my personal computer to play a game that I've grown up playing using controllers. I prefer a console that I can just plug into any TV. Plus it's a lot of fun to take to parties and get-togethers.

But even without that, I'm a sucker for the novelty, yeah. I like the old NES, but I've had several now and getting them maintenanced is a PITA, so a smaller re-vamped version of the same thing is right up my alley.

And more easily portable-- though I have a friend who has done wonders with the raspberry pi. But I'm not savvy with that kinda stuff.

This doesn't exactly make the old NES more portable, but I thought it was neat and it supposedly makes it more playable (less likely to freeze, easier to load the old cartridges, etc.). I've been tempted to try it out, but I can never find a toaster I like enough to gut an old NES for. xD

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/nintoaster-stuffs-a-nintendo-console-into-a-retro-toaster/
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on August 23, 2016, 09:40:50 AM
But like... I'm assuming these same people also probably download things like music, TV, movies, etc.

Emulators and emulator files can also be downloaded for free, and you're getting the exact same thing.

I guess the novelty of a little plastic NES replica is fun for some people, but ehhh, it's basically like buying a USB drive with emulators loaded on it.

I guess it's like how I don't understand why people pay for iTunes files. I totally understand buying a CD, cassette or LP, because you're getting a premium product, but paying to download a lossy audio file in a proprietary format is weird.

Sorry, I edited my original post, but yeah, I don't like the online downloads of the games (they're just not the same to me) or needing my personal computer to play a game that I've grown up playing using controllers. I prefer a console that I can just plug into any TV. Plus it's a lot of fun to take to parties and get-togethers.

But even without that, I'm a sucker for the novelty, yeah. I like the old NES, but I've had several now and getting them maintenanced is a PITA, so a smaller re-vamped version of the same thing is right up my alley.

And more easily portable-- though I have a friend who has done wonders with the raspberry pi. But I'm not savvy with that kinda stuff.

This doesn't exactly make the old NES more portable, but I thought it was neat and it supposedly makes it more playable (less likely to freeze, easier to load the old cartridges, etc.). I've been tempted to try it out, but I can never find a toaster I like enough to gut an old NES for. xD

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/nintoaster-stuffs-a-nintendo-console-into-a-retro-toaster/

I'll just throw it out there that you can plug PCs into TVs and play (most) games using a controllers nowadays. My TV is basically a giant computer monitor.

I've never tried an emulated game though.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 09:48:39 AM
I'll just throw it out there that you can plug PCs into TVs and play (most) games using a controllers nowadays. My TV is basically a giant computer monitor.

I've never tried an emulated game though.

Yeah, but that's not really too convenient. There are extra steps involved with that and it requires adapters, and let's say you have a desktop vs. a laptop, or maybe someone wants to use the computer while you're playing the game...

I like having flexible options and don't like having to undo/re-do cables every time I want to play something.

Plus, again, the downloadable emulators aren't the same. They'll do if you don't have access to the real thing, but they just don't compare.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 23, 2016, 10:08:00 AM
I'll just throw it out there that you can plug PCs into TVs and play (most) games using a controllers nowadays. My TV is basically a giant computer monitor.

I've never tried an emulated game though.

Yeah, but that's not really too convenient. There are extra steps involved with that and it requires adapters, and let's say you have a desktop vs. a laptop, or maybe someone wants to use the computer while you're playing the game...

I like having flexible options and don't like having to undo/re-do cables every time I want to play something.

Plus, again, the downloadable emulators aren't the same. They'll do if you don't have access to the real thing, but they just don't compare.

Actually NES emulation is literally identical to what you get when you play on original hardware, except you're able to upscale it in some cases, so that it doesn't look miserable on modern TVs.

Admittedly I've only tried a couple of emulators, and there were definitely differences in the gameplay and layouts. Maybe this isn't standard, what I tried may have been personal mods by people who thought the games were better off with them, but it really put me off of emulators altogether and I haven't tried others since then.

Either way, I like the old hardware and prefer to use it for the old games to get that old childhood feel, and they're a lot more fun to take to social gatherings or friends' homes.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 23, 2016, 10:17:22 AM
I'll just throw it out there that you can plug PCs into TVs and play (most) games using a controllers nowadays. My TV is basically a giant computer monitor.

I've never tried an emulated game though.

Yeah, but that's not really too convenient. There are extra steps involved with that and it requires adapters, and let's say you have a desktop vs. a laptop, or maybe someone wants to use the computer while you're playing the game...

I like having flexible options and don't like having to undo/re-do cables every time I want to play something.

Plus, again, the downloadable emulators aren't the same. They'll do if you don't have access to the real thing, but they just don't compare.

Actually NES emulation is literally identical to what you get when you play on original hardware, except you're able to upscale it in some cases, so that it doesn't look miserable on modern TVs.

Admittedly I've only tried a couple of emulators, and there were definitely differences in the gameplay and layouts. Maybe this isn't standard, what I tried may have been personal mods by people who thought the games were better off with them, but it really put me off of emulators altogether and I haven't tried others since then.

Either way, I like the old hardware and prefer to use it for the old games to get that old childhood feel, and they're a lot more fun to take to social gatherings or friends' homes.

Yeah, maybe it's "game snobbery" but emulators just don't feel the same.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 24, 2016, 10:29:16 AM
So well-rested today. c: Best I can hope for on a Wednesday, but it makes a big difference.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on August 24, 2016, 11:56:03 AM
I scored a date with a super catch of a guy in a couple weeks. Something came up and he has to go to a friends wedding but has invited me to go along with... is that serious? We've only met once before... nevertheless I am super pumped about it. Wish me luck~
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on August 24, 2016, 03:09:07 PM
I scored a date with a super catch of a guy in a couple weeks. Something came up and he has to go to a friends wedding but has invited me to go along with... is that serious? We've only met once before... nevertheless I am super pumped about it. Wish me luck~
I feel like being asked to go to a wedding can be seen as serious, but here, who knows. Either way, congrats and good luck! ^^
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: JahMoo on August 24, 2016, 03:10:52 PM
I scored a date with a super catch of a guy in a couple weeks. Something came up and he has to go to a friends wedding but has invited me to go along with... is that serious? We've only met once before... nevertheless I am super pumped about it. Wish me luck~
I feel like being asked to go to a wedding can be seen as serious, but here, who knows. Either way, congrats and good luck! ^^

It's not necessarily serious. It's one of those events where you're usually expected to show up with a date here.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on August 24, 2016, 03:19:25 PM
I scored a date with a super catch of a guy in a couple weeks. Something came up and he has to go to a friends wedding but has invited me to go along with... is that serious? We've only met once before... nevertheless I am super pumped about it. Wish me luck~
I feel like being asked to go to a wedding can be seen as serious, but here, who knows. Either way, congrats and good luck! ^^

It's not necessarily serious. It's one of those events where you're usually expected to show up with a date here.
Thanks!

Yeah I've been to a few weddings in Korea but not random ones lol I guess I'll find out if its serious or not... haha
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: lazerbullet on August 24, 2016, 03:39:38 PM
Feeling very well rested and relaxed after a long-ass vacation with the family, even Spaland last night ... mmm. Happy humpday everyone!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 25, 2016, 10:50:50 AM
Was waiting at a bus stop yesterday and a bunch of ajummas started talking to me (old people seem to like talking to me for some reason, even if I tell them I don't speak much Korean). I was able to understand roughly (basic stuff, like where are you going? Are you from there? What are you doing? The bus goes there at this time) and respond properly!

They all got up to leave when their bus driver showed up. Then a few moments later I heard honking. I went to check and the bus driver asked where I was going. He told me to just get on his bus because the next bus (that officially goes to my stop) doesn't leave until (only 10 minutes) later.

So I got on the bus and all the ajummas just smiled at me. The bus driver fiddled with some of the air vents and then tells me to move up a seat because where I'm sitting is very hot.

I think that's the nicest bus driver I've come across thus far!  :azn:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 25, 2016, 01:25:57 PM
krissyboo, congrats! Hope it goes well~

Also, the weather today has gotten considerably better. I haven't turned the AC on today and I don't really feel the need to. :D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 26, 2016, 07:39:37 AM
"fancy" power converter box arrived yesterday! Now I can play the consoles I brought over after vacationing at home! Probably gonna be more of a hermit but I can't go out every weekend if I wanna save money anyway   ;D I am stupid excited about this hahahah
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on August 26, 2016, 07:42:55 AM
krissyboo, congrats! Hope it goes well~

Also, the weather today has gotten considerably better. I haven't turned the AC on today and I don't really feel the need to. :D

Thanks!! <3 me too  :-[
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 26, 2016, 07:50:50 AM
"fancy" power converter box arrived yesterday! Now I can play the consoles I brought over after vacationing at home! Probably gonna be more of a hermit but I can't go out every weekend if I wanna save money anyway   ;D I am stupid excited about this hahahah

(https://s16.postimg.org/846baxkcl/r22lq_DI.gif)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on August 26, 2016, 08:08:22 AM
I am working on planning my Chuseok cycling trip along the east coast, and just thinking about spending some time on beaches is making me happy already. And yay, Friday!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 26, 2016, 08:09:40 AM
Normally, I hate rain, but OMG IT'S FINALLY RAINING AND THERE'S A COOL BREEZE AND IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL ALL AROUND LIFE IS RAINBOW
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 26, 2016, 10:00:31 AM
"fancy" power converter box arrived yesterday! Now I can play the consoles I brought over after vacationing at home! Probably gonna be more of a hermit but I can't go out every weekend if I wanna save money anyway   ;D I am stupid excited about this hahahah

(https://s16.postimg.org/846baxkcl/r22lq_DI.gif)

Lol I made the mistake of bringing nothing over when I first arrived and now I've overcompensated by bringing over PS1/PS2 stuffs and a Wii, in addition to my new handheld.  I figure I'm gonna have more time on my hands since I'm renewing at the same school.  I also wanted to challenge some of my office mates to a friendly match of Smash Bros.  :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 26, 2016, 10:46:25 AM
Lol I made the mistake of bringing nothing over when I first arrived and now I've overcompensated by bringing over PS1/PS2 stuffs and a Wii, in addition to my new handheld.  I figure I'm gonna have more time on my hands since I'm renewing at the same school.  I also wanted to challenge some of my office mates to a friendly match of Smash Bros.  :evil:

I had the opportunity to but chose to bring other things instead. I regret everything. (;__;)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on August 26, 2016, 12:17:28 PM
krissyboo, congrats! Hope it goes well~

Also, the weather today has gotten considerably better. I haven't turned the AC on today and I don't really feel the need to. :D

Thanks!! <3 me too  :-[

it is amazing what the weather change has done for my mood. I dont think I have seen such a clearer day here in Gyeonggido since I have moved here. =] I cant wait for 430 to roll around so I can get out and enjoy some of it. Happy weekend everyone.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on August 26, 2016, 01:14:57 PM
I've finally posted my way back up to being a 4 star "Expert Waygook" after having a bunch of posts deleted with the 2.0 ranting thread. Its the little things...  :P
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 26, 2016, 01:17:58 PM
I've finally posted my way back up to being a 4 star "Expert Waygook" after having a bunch of posts deleted with the 2.0 ranting thread. Its the little things...  :P

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I don't think I'm up to my original post count yet, but it wasn't really that high to begin with anyway. I think I had only just passed the 300 mark or something.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on August 26, 2016, 01:19:29 PM
I've finally posted my way back up to being a 4 star "Expert Waygook" after having a bunch of posts deleted with the 2.0 ranting thread. Its the little things...  :P

I've come back to Hero of WGS after my demotion to Super Wayg.

LIFE IS GOOD   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on August 26, 2016, 02:16:41 PM
I'm sad because there are no further ranks for me to climb up.
Also sad that I've posted the number of comments that I have.  :-[
...
... in my own defence, I've been here for a while...

...which makes me happy because my pay reflects that! Woo-hooo!
(http://www.agencija-poti.si/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/1/269/raining%20money.jpg)
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on August 26, 2016, 02:31:20 PM
I've finally posted my way back up to being a 4 star "Expert Waygook" after having a bunch of posts deleted with the 2.0 ranting thread. Its the little things...  :P

I've come back to Hero of WGS after my demotion to Super Wayg.

LIFE IS GOOD   :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

*Bows down*
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 26, 2016, 02:35:03 PM
I'm sad because there are no further ranks for me to climb up.
Also sad that I've posted the number of comments that I have.  :-[
...
... in my own defence, I've been here for a while...

...which makes me happy because my pay reflects that! Woo-hooo!
(http://www.agencija-poti.si/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/1/269/raining%20money.jpg)

You can send some of that my way. I accept online transfers.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Loki88 on August 26, 2016, 03:09:40 PM
I've decided for the first time to grow out a beard.
I was incredibly nervous and have been hiding up in my office afraid I'd be commanded to shave it.

All the teachers went out to pull grass off the field today and the principal finally saw it.
Asked me if my wife liked it, I said no, we laughed and he don't care.

Santa Claus at Walmart here I come!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 29, 2016, 11:10:24 AM
Purchased a filtered shower head last week and the difference in my hair was immediate and dramatic. Hair is almost as soft as it was before I came to Korea (so I guess their was little damage to my hair but a crap-ton of build-up from whatever's in the water). Wish I hadn't waited so long to do this.
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Post by: Chinguetti on August 29, 2016, 11:26:34 AM
Office neighbor KT's phone just went off -- the ringtone is some death metal song. xD

This teacher is a very typical-looking Korean woman in her late 40s. She teaches science.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on August 29, 2016, 11:36:38 AM
You can send some of that my way. I accept online transfers.
It would be my pleasure!  :smiley:
For the sake of expediency, I'll need your account number, passport number, SIN, all your passwords, mother's maiden name, and a copy of your finger prints.

(https://wpimg.wallstcn.com/8e/0f/68/qq-20160402095330.png!index-news-cover)
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Post by: SkidMarx on August 29, 2016, 11:53:48 AM
Last week was my birthday and I told my students they could come to my office to give me gifts, as an obvious joke. Today, one grade 5 student (probs my favourite, she really puts the effort in to try and speak English) gave me a small notebook that she wrote "Happy Birthday Teacher, so sorry" on the front.

I don't know what the "so sorry" part is about but it was a nice little surprise.
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Post by: welcomebackkotter on August 29, 2016, 12:00:28 PM
I scored a date with a super catch of a guy in a couple weeks. Something came up and he has to go to a friends wedding but has invited me to go along with... is that serious? We've only met once before... nevertheless I am super pumped about it. Wish me luck~
I feel like being asked to go to a wedding can be seen as serious, but here, who knows. Either way, congrats and good luck! ^^

It's not necessarily serious. It's one of those events where you're usually expected to show up with a date here.

Actually I was told, by two different ladies, for two different reasons, it's not generally custom to take a date to a wedding in Korea.  Much more the norm in the west though.  Hell, one was my wife, and she told me that, seeing as I don't know the people getting married that it's not necessary or expected for me to do to the wedding, and that it's very normal for her family members to go to a wedding without their spouse.  I was also told by a girl I dated ages ago, and confirmed after that by another, that you don't take your casual gf/bf to wedding as it is often seen as 'this relationship is serious, and maybe it will be us getting married next wink wink'. 

Hopefully I was being led down the garden path as the casual girlfriend was one who told me and it sounds like a great excuse for her to not go to the wedding I asked her to.  That last part is the 'happy' of this comment, as I am happy she didn't go and later married.  Quite happy indeed.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on August 29, 2016, 01:09:26 PM
Purchased a filtered shower head last week and the difference in my hair was immediate and dramatic. Hair is almost as soft as it was before I came to Korea (so I guess their was little damage to my hair but a crap-ton of build-up from whatever's in the water). Wish I hadn't waited so long to do this.
What brand did you buy? I have been using a lot of conditioner, so my hair is still ok, but I'd like to get the extra boost of not crappy water too.
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Post by: Chinguetti on August 29, 2016, 02:19:28 PM
Purchased a filtered shower head last week and the difference in my hair was immediate and dramatic. Hair is almost as soft as it was before I came to Korea (so I guess their was little damage to my hair but a crap-ton of build-up from whatever's in the water). Wish I hadn't waited so long to do this.
What brand did you buy? I have been using a lot of conditioner, so my hair is still ok, but I'd like to get the extra boost of not crappy water too.

I don't remember, I'll have to look when I get back home, but I purchased a cheap one available in Emart -- they have two available in the Emarts in my area right now, and I got the one with the beads visible in its shaft.

I plan to order a nicer one from gmarket at some point, but the cheap one has already done wonders for me.
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Post by: chupacaubrey on August 29, 2016, 02:50:25 PM
My afterschool class started today (despite the fact that I won't see them again for another three weeks because Korea) and although I was pretty spent from the day, I had them do a write-a-sentence-in-the-shape-of-whatever-your-sentence-is-about drawing activity and they just peacefully scribbled and it was quite nice, actually.

 :angel:
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Post by: HaLo3 on August 29, 2016, 03:28:47 PM
My afterschool class started today (despite the fact that I won't see them again for another three weeks because Korea) and although I was pretty spent from the day, I had them do a write-a-sentence-in-the-shape-of-whatever-your-sentence-is-about drawing activity and they just peacefully scribbled and it was quite nice, actually.

 :angel:
Ohhh, I forgot about that activity! We did that at my first elementary school here, and we have club starting Thursday.
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Post by: Whatgook on August 29, 2016, 03:48:23 PM

I don't remember, I'll have to look when I get back home, but I purchased a cheap one available in Emart -- they have two available in the Emarts in my area right now, and I got the one with the beads visible in its shaft.

I plan to order a nicer one from gmarket at some point, but the cheap one has already done wonders for me.


Read this without reading the above comment. Sounded like a dildo. Class.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 30, 2016, 09:31:50 AM
I don't remember, I'll have to look when I get back home, but I purchased a cheap one available in Emart -- they have two available in the Emarts in my area right now, and I got the one with the beads visible in its shaft.

I plan to order a nicer one from gmarket at some point, but the cheap one has already done wonders for me.


Read this without reading the above comment. Sounded like a dildo. Class.

Even "I'm a little teapot" can sound dirty when it's out of context. xD


The brand of the shower head I purchased from Emart is Sokari.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on August 30, 2016, 10:04:58 AM
Just enjoying the cool weather :) At least until it warms up again in the next couple of days but at least fall (or is it winter lol) isn't far off now.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on August 30, 2016, 12:19:06 PM

The brand of the shower head I purchased from Emart is Sokari.
Haha, thanks.  ^^
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on August 30, 2016, 01:52:14 PM

SORRY, I GOT THE NAME WRONG BECAUSE I'M A DERP

It's Sonaki. xP
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on August 30, 2016, 02:02:37 PM
Was in the hallway with my elem. coT when one of our students runs up to me to say hello and sneakily puts a piece of candy in my hand.  :laugh:

And on the bright side, since there are a lot less classes this semester due to tests and field trips, my main coT decided I don't have to make speaking tests anymore! One less thing to worry about!
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Post by: robin_teacher on August 30, 2016, 02:11:26 PM
One of my 6th grade students from my (semi-disastrous) first year came to school and gave me a coffee and talked about middle-school. I wrote off the first year due to troublesome colleagues and various culture-clashes so it was nice to have a student from that time seek me out. Sidenote: he starts HS next year... How long have I been here?! Am I going to see my elementary school graduates out drinking?  :huh:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on August 31, 2016, 10:09:24 AM
I'm happy that after several pages of it, the whinge thread has finally moved away from people's anal probing experiences!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: welcomebackkotter on August 31, 2016, 12:10:08 PM
Grade 3.  They may just give me hope that this teaching gig is not as horrible and hopeless and it's begun to feel.  I like grade 3. Why can't kids just stay like that? They made me happy today just by being themselves.
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Post by: labanda on August 31, 2016, 12:27:52 PM
Found out that I don't have to teach Korean teachers English after school. One less thing to stress about.
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Post by: flyingspider on August 31, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
We were deciding which 5th grade class to use for our open class, and I wanted a certain class that can be a little rambunctious, but they're very enthusiastic and volunteer to answer questions. My coteacher wanted a class that is well-behaved, and while they're "good" they're too quiet and never volunteer. I pushed for the class I wanted but she ignored me and chose the class she wanted. Over the last week she's been stressing out a lot over the open class because this class just doesn’t like to talk at all. She finally realized she chose poorly and she switched to the class I’ve been wanting for the last month. Hooray!

TLDR: My co realized the error of her ways and I got what I wanted.
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Post by: sunflowerxoxo on September 01, 2016, 02:41:14 PM
My 3rd graders are easily becoming my favorites.

At first I used to hate teaching them due to a combination of there being so many, them barely knowing any English and my coteacher being on her phone 24/7 (or not coming to class at all)  :rolleyes:  while I struggled with them.

But I've cracked the code  :P

Teaching them is so fun now and they get me so pumped up. They're so excited to come to my class that the homeroom teacher even told my coteacher how much they love English  8) 8) 8)

I do occasionally have to yell at someone but they're so energetic and eager to learn and have fun that I can't stay annoyed for long.

It's nice  :cheesy:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: lazerbullet on September 01, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
Been struggling for lesson plans for ages, suddenly found a bunch of really useful-looking conversational textbooks lying around ... Easy Street, here we come!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: SkidMarx on September 02, 2016, 09:48:08 AM
Today, my co brought me a coffee and a McDick's breakfast. I haven't had a McDick's breakfast in effing ages. Nice start to the day.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: kyndo on September 02, 2016, 10:16:11 AM
Today, my co brought me a coffee and a McDick's breakfast. I haven't had a McDick's breakfast in effing ages. Nice start to the day.
Yeah, McDick's is great for breakfasts. Conveniently located too: just a hop, skip, and a jump away from McClutchie's.  :smiley:
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Post by: moonbrie on September 02, 2016, 02:54:48 PM
a tiny bit of goodness in this terrible stressful thing that is midterms coming way too early and doing a stupid complicated schedule with the 2nd graders: the 2nd grade teacher who insisted on this horrible schedule is making all the handouts required for both her classes and my classes.
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Post by: robin_teacher on September 02, 2016, 03:29:12 PM
My new colleague seems nice and unremarkable and my Teachers' English class went really well.

Now I'm going to go to an absolutely killer Mexican place in Seoul and drink margaritas (emphasis on the plural).

TGIF!
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on September 05, 2016, 07:55:24 AM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on September 05, 2016, 08:05:52 AM
Been struggling for lesson plans for ages, suddenly found a bunch of really useful-looking conversational textbooks lying around ... Easy Street, here we come!
What books are they and are they good for MS/HS? I'm starting to also fall short on lesson ideas.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on September 05, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.

Aww~ I hope it works out for you!! Did you go to the amusement park there?
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Post by: krissyboo75 on September 05, 2016, 10:33:23 AM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.

Aww~ I hope it works out for you!! Did you go to the amusement park there?
Yes! We did that disco pang pang thing where you sit on that round thingy and they try to spin and shake you off? It was fun but i have a few bruises lol. It was so nice  ;D  Trying to keep myself from being crazy now until I see him again haha
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Post by: antmar on September 05, 2016, 10:38:30 AM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.

Aww~ I hope it works out for you!! Did you go to the amusement park there?
Yes! We did that disco pang pang thing where you sit on that round thingy and they try to spin and shake you off? It was fun but i have a few bruises lol. It was so nice  ;D  Trying to keep myself from being crazy now until I see him again haha

Ah super happy for you! I might be in a similar situation so I know how you feel. Sadly she's vacationing in Bali right now.

Might take her on the disco pang as it seem you had a good time.

Hope it works out for you! :)  :afro:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: krissyboo75 on September 05, 2016, 10:53:47 AM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.

Aww~ I hope it works out for you!! Did you go to the amusement park there?
Yes! We did that disco pang pang thing where you sit on that round thingy and they try to spin and shake you off? It was fun but i have a few bruises lol. It was so nice  ;D  Trying to keep myself from being crazy now until I see him again haha

Ah super happy for you! I might be in a similar situation so I know how you feel. Sadly she's vacationing in Bali right now.

Might take her on the disco pang as it seem you had a good time.

Hope it works out for you! :)  :afro:
Take her! There are other rides and stuff there if you are into that or just walk around and explore :)
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Post by: HaLo3 on September 05, 2016, 12:13:07 PM
I had a really awesome date on Saturday <3  We went to Wolmido and did a bunch of fun stuff. Best trip up to Seoul ever...too bad I live so far from it. Hopefully if we continue seeing each other it will work from across the country.

Aww~ I hope it works out for you!! Did you go to the amusement park there?
Yes! We did that disco pang pang thing where you sit on that round thingy and they try to spin and shake you off? It was fun but i have a few bruises lol. It was so nice  ;D  Trying to keep myself from being crazy now until I see him again haha

Ah super happy for you! I might be in a similar situation so I know how you feel. Sadly she's vacationing in Bali right now.

Might take her on the disco pang as it seem you had a good time.

Hope it works out for you! :)  :afro:
Take her! There are other rides and stuff there if you are into that or just walk around and explore :)
Ohhh, I have always wanted to go on one of those! I should get my bf to take me, heh heh.
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Post by: CO2 on September 05, 2016, 01:11:48 PM
On the upside of having to see Mr Baek again, I have a cute cat.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirgacheffe on September 05, 2016, 01:40:22 PM
On the upside of having to see Mr Baek again, I have a cute cat.

AWWW

Edit: Lol I somehow accidentally posted this before I was finished typing without ever actually clicking post??? Anyway...

Your cat is so cute! Why the cone?
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Post by: CO2 on September 05, 2016, 01:47:53 PM
AWWW Your cat is so cute! Why the cone?

The cone is off now, but he needed one because he had a huge infected sore on the inside of his back leg. We stole him from Namsan (rescued, haha), so we took him to the vet to get him checked out and he had a 2x1 inch sore on his leg, we didn't even see it initially. So the doc fixed him up but he couldn't allow 산 to lick at his wounds. So the cone was on him for, like, 3 weeks. ahhahaha He also had ear mites, but other than that, he's a healthy monster of a cat. So much energy.

But then the cone came back 3 months later when we got him fixed. hahahaha 
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Post by: yirj17 on September 05, 2016, 01:51:51 PM
Lunch today had few things I willingly ate. Looking forward to going home cause I bought 3 blocks of cheese, a baguette, and tortillas over the weekend. Lots of salsa left over from camp and I got to take them  :azn:

Bread and cheese and quesadillas!! Can't wait
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Post by: yirgacheffe on September 05, 2016, 01:56:14 PM
AWWW Your cat is so cute! Why the cone?

The cone is off now, but he needed one because he had a huge infected sore on the inside of his back leg. We stole him from Namsan (rescued, haha), so we took him to the vet to get him checked out and he had a 2x1 inch sore on his leg, we didn't even see it initially. So the doc fixed him up but he couldn't allow 산 to lick at his wounds. So the cone was on him for, like, 3 weeks. ahhahaha He also had ear mites, but other than that, he's a healthy monster of a cat. So much energy.

But then the cone came back 3 months later when we got him fixed. hahahaha

Oh, right, I remember your Namsan story. I wish I could take in all the cats I walk past on my way home every day but I'm not in Korea permanently :(
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Post by: Pecan on September 06, 2016, 09:34:23 PM
Oh man. So you know how cheap fragrance in things like laundry detergent is totally gross? (It is.)

Sellers are finally stocking Tide Free and Gentle after about a year of it disappearing. Ordered three bottles of it. #based hypoallergenic I'm all about that. And it's mad cheap. 12,000 for a bottle of it, and a bottle of Tide original. Gotta have the Tide original sometimes. And Tide scent reminds me of being a kid.



Also pro lifehack: if you handwash your shirts, not only do you save tons of money on water and electricity, but you also extend the life of your shirts by about 65%.
I hear you about fragrances, etc.  I feel the same way.

That said, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but your detergent was recalled in the US and pulled from the shelves at Costco.

You might wish to Google it.

It received an "F" rating.

Many people have had terrible reactions to it, so it looks like they are seeking to dump it in the Korean market.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on September 07, 2016, 05:58:39 AM
Oh man. So you know how cheap fragrance in things like laundry detergent is totally gross? (It is.)

Sellers are finally stocking Tide Free and Gentle after about a year of it disappearing. Ordered three bottles of it. #based hypoallergenic I'm all about that. And it's mad cheap. 12,000 for a bottle of it, and a bottle of Tide original. Gotta have the Tide original sometimes. And Tide scent reminds me of being a kid.



Also pro lifehack: if you handwash your shirts, not only do you save tons of money on water and electricity, but you also extend the life of your shirts by about 65%.
I hear you about fragrances, etc.  I feel the same way.

That said, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but your detergent was recalled in the US and pulled from the shelves at Costco.

You might wish to Google it.

It received an "F" rating.

Many people have had terrible reactions to it, so it looks like they are seeking to dump it in the Korean market.

I did Google it, and found nothing of the sort.

Reference, please.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Pecan on September 07, 2016, 06:13:04 AM
http://tide.com/en-us/shop/type/liquid/tide-free-and-gentle-liquid

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/misc/all-detergent.html

https://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Concentrate-Premium-Detergent/dp/B004NPZTTU
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: JNM on September 07, 2016, 06:38:13 AM
http://tide.com/en-us/shop/type/liquid/tide-free-and-gentle-liquid

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/misc/all-detergent.html

https://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Concentrate-Premium-Detergent/dp/B004NPZTTU

First one shows mostly 5/5 ratings for the Tide product.
Second is about a different brand.
Third is another brand.

A few bad reviews, but that is to be expected... but nothing about a recall or "F" rating.
People can be sensitive to a lot of things, so nothing is going to be 100% for everybody.

Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: yirj17 on September 07, 2016, 02:56:11 PM
The PE teacher got a drone and tested flying it around the office. It mainly bumped into teacher's chairs  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on September 07, 2016, 03:09:07 PM
Sports day tomorrow. I will have no classes. I will use the day to "lesson plan" and "study Korean"  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on September 07, 2016, 03:32:06 PM
This week I was teaching fairy tales and for the second half of the week, they are writing their own fractured fairy tales. I wrote different famous-ish fairy tales on pieces of paper and then they chose one. One kid got Rumplestiltskin, and he changed it to Putinstiltskin. Putinstiltskin was challenging Obama to guessing the capital of Russia in three tries. If he didn't get it right, then Putinstiltskin would nuke Obama. Obama got it on the thirs try, and Putinstiltskin gave the nuke to Obama and ran away.

The second one was Snow White, but instead of a beauty competition between Snow and her stepmother, it was a best-dictator competition between Putin and Kim Jong Un.

And lastly, there was a student who was doing Sleeping Beauty and was trying to write that there was a magic needle, but instead wrote magic nipple.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: He was so confused when I started cracking up until I explained and then him and his classmate who helped him were laughing.
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Post by: yirj17 on September 08, 2016, 10:05:14 AM
^LOL that's marvelous. A great example of why mistakes are okay and a part of learning.

I love my grade 2 middle schoolers. Today I noticed one student's hand moving repeatedly behind another student's head so I asked "[student], what are you doing??"

Boy 1: Uhh... this! (exaggerates his hand movement)
Boy 2: He is touching my body!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: FreddyPrinceWilliam on September 08, 2016, 12:18:54 PM
I was asked to help out with Sports Day school because the admins want to show the parents there is a foreign teacher at the school. As soon as I was about to step out and "help" it started to rain.  :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: chupacaubrey on September 08, 2016, 12:39:19 PM
Lunch today had few things I willingly ate. Looking forward to going home cause I bought 3 blocks of cheese, a baguette, and tortillas over the weekend. Lots of salsa left over from camp and I got to take them  :azn:

Bread and cheese and quesadillas!! Can't wait

Oh man I have been making chicken quesadillas (cooked in the ONE salsa I've found that couldn't also double as frosting) with pepperjack cheese and it is such a treat.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Somebody on September 09, 2016, 08:43:38 AM
Is it me or does it seem like the ranting thread and the happy shit thread are merging into one. I don't know what it is but these days, the comments seem to be similar.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: HaLo3 on September 09, 2016, 08:47:22 AM
All of my students say "Hi teacher" and do a little head bow to me in the hallways, but I have one new 1st grade middle school student who does a full stop and proper bow every time he sees me. It always makes me laugh. He is just so sweet and proper.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on September 09, 2016, 09:37:45 AM
Was forced to use my old iPod after ruining my other one.

Turns out the old iPod has some really good music on it that I'd completely forgotten about. c:
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: CO2 on September 09, 2016, 09:43:33 AM
Was forced to use my old iPod after ruining my other one.

Turns out the old iPod has some really good music on it that I'd completely forgotten about. c:

If that one craps out, take a look at the Fiio X1 MP3 player. The audio playback on it is outstanding, it's like hearing your music again for the first time and it's only 100$.
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Post by: Kayos on September 09, 2016, 09:56:40 AM
2 of my students who went to New Zealand 2 months ago, my home country, just came back to school today, and the female student gave me some NZ chocolates. :)

Yesterday, in my final class of the day, I went to scare them by telling them they had homework during chuseok (I never give homework, as I'm not allowed to), the dread in their faces when I said that was funny, but when I said that their homework for chuseok was to: not study at all, to just enjoy the time off, by eating lots and having fun - the entire class stood up and started cheering and kept saying "Thank you teacher!" - over and over again.

I often like to scare them by telling them they have a surprise important exam, when it is just a worksheet - I also like messing with them a bit, by telling them K-pop isn't real music, the girls get a huge rise out of that, and they will try hard in English to disagree with me - when I start laughing, they know that I was just goofing and they have a laugh too.
Title: Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
Post by: Chinguetti on September 09, 2016, 10:07:19 AM
Was forced to use my old iPod after ruining my other one.

Turns out the old iPod has some really good music on it that I'd completely forgotten about. c:

If that one craps out, take a look at the Fiio X1 MP3 player. The audio playback on it is outstanding, it's like hearing your music again for the first time and it's only 100$.

It looks nice and the reviews are good, but it's basically a brick. I need something that won't try to out-jump my breasts as I run (I tuck it under a chest strap). Also, I think the nano has a much longer battery life.

But I might get one anyway to use during hiking trips and the like. Seems like it would be durable enough to handle the stupid crap I usually end up doing. c: Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by: moonbrie on September 09, 2016, 10:13:47 AM
^LOL that's marvelous. A great example of why mistakes are okay and a part of learning.

I love my grade 2 middle schoolers. Today I noticed one student's hand moving repeatedly behind another student's head so I asked "[student], what are you doing??"

Boy 1: Uhh... this! (exaggerates his hand movement)
Boy 2: He is touching my body!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I've been explaining lately (well, with the help of my cot) when my kids make mistakes how it changes the meaning of the sentence in the hopes that it'll help them remember better since it's funny.

ex: "I have been Jeju-do"
Yes, that's right, but you really need to remember the "to". "I have been to Jeju-do" means you went there, whereas "I have been Jeju-do" means you were the actual island of Jeju for some amount of time

That one got a lot of laughs haha
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Post by: Kayos on September 09, 2016, 10:15:27 AM
All of my students say "Hi teacher" and do a little head bow to me in the hallways, but I have one new 1st grade middle school student who does a full stop and proper bow every time he sees me. It always makes me laugh. He is just so sweet and proper.

I have a grade 1 girl at my middle school that always does that to me too.
I've tried to tell her she doesn't need to bow to me, I'm happy for a wave, this silly little salute thing I do, or a thumbs up. She keeps doing it though - I'm not complaining about it, it's nice to see such a respectful student. My boys on the other hand, they usually give me a wave and a hello teacher! Or copy my silly salute like thing, because they find it funny. :)
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Post by: kriztee on September 09, 2016, 10:22:48 AM
Was forced to use my old iPod after ruining my other one.

Turns out the old iPod has some really good music on it that I'd completely forgotten about. c:

If that one craps out, take a look at the Fiio X1 MP3 player. The audio playback on it is outstanding, it's like hearing your music again for the first time and it's only 100$.

It looks nice and the reviews are good, but it's basically a brick. I need something that won't try to out-jump my breasts as I run (I tuck it under a chest strap). Also, I think the nano has a much longer battery life.

But I might get one anyway to use during hiking trips and the like. Seems like it would be durable enough to handle the stupid crap I usually end up doing. c: Thanks for the recommendation.

I still use my old ipod classic from like 2009 because it's got 160GB and it's almost full but my students see it sometimes and always say "Teacher, no touch screen no good!"

I don't care, it gets the job done and I only have to charge it once a week!
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Post by: Mister Tim on September 09, 2016, 11:42:47 AM
When I arrived at my 4th period class (all-girl middle school 2nd grade class), everyone was standing outside the classroom door and there was a great deal of gasping, squealing, and shrieking going on. I've seen birds get into halls and classrooms here and that always had a similar result, so I thought that might've happened again. If not that, then maybe a spider.

When things had settled down a little and everyone had entered the class, I asked what was going on. Turns out it was neither bird nor spider: It was budding romance. One of the 2nd grade boys had come to "confess" to one of the girls in the class, which was apparently a super big deal. It took a while to get them all settled down so I could start class.

I had heard about such confessions before, via dramas and such, but this was my first time actually being party to one. It was honestly kindof adorable. The recipient was a quiet, mousy girl who mostly sits in the back of class keeping to herself, so I'm pretty stoked for her.

Fridays are generally one of my worst days so far this semester, so it was a nice dose of cuteness to brighten my day.

EDIT to clarify: I don't work at an all-girls school, but the classes at my main school are separated by gender. The boy wasn't randomly dropping by from another school or anything, haha.
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Post by: moonbrie on September 12, 2016, 03:22:12 PM
I'm a failure of an adult so everyday I go to school and just pray there will be some bread to eat because I was too lazy to pack lunch. Usually by some miracle those prayers are answered.

Today, they were answered and then some!! Spicy pork pizza from pizza school with sweet potato ring and mozza bite crust. And I got to eat three pieces. Life is good.
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Post by: yirj17 on September 12, 2016, 03:33:10 PM
I'm a failure of an adult so everyday I go to school and just pray there will be some bread to eat because I was too lazy to pack lunch. Usually by some miracle those prayers are answered.

Today, they were answered and then some!! Spicy pork pizza from pizza school with sweet potato ring and mozza bite crust. And I got to eat three pieces. Life is good.

That sounds... awesome!! I've never had that one before. I like to get the chicken tender pizza with sweet chili sauce drizzled over it  ;D
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Post by: The Arm on September 12, 2016, 04:22:26 PM
I actually bought a backup 160gb iPod about a year before they discontinued them.

It sat in my drawer unopened for about two years. Then my old iPod finally died after like 7 years. So I had a shiny, brand new iPod ready and waiting.

So good  8)
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Post by: robin_teacher on September 13, 2016, 07:57:11 AM
Mentally I am already on vacation. Flying to Japan at 22:30!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: yirj17 on September 13, 2016, 08:11:26 AM
Ahhh I love Japan. Where you gonna go while there?? Have you been before?
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Post by: robin_teacher on September 13, 2016, 08:56:04 AM
Ahhh I love Japan. Where you gonna go while there?? Have you been before?

Never been but my friend I'm going with has and she knows her stuff. Staying 10 minutes from Shinjuku. This is very much a food/drink holiday for me. So excited!
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Post by: Chinguetti on September 13, 2016, 08:58:13 AM
I still use my old ipod classic from like 2009 because it's got 160GB and it's almost full but my students see it sometimes and always say "Teacher, no touch screen no good!"

I don't care, it gets the job done and I only have to charge it once a week!

xD

I didn't care about the iPod until Apple finally came out with the Nano (works for me because I don't store a lot of music on it -- I'm constantly wiping it out and putting new stuff on there), but I have a friend who still has her Classic because of the storage space and how easy it is for her to transfer songs from it to different computers. Possible to do with the same thing with other iPods, but apparently it's a lot easier to do it with a Classic?
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Post by: HaLo3 on September 13, 2016, 09:24:04 AM
I am so ready to get on the road tonight! Beaches and bikes, here I come. Finally gonna get another path knocked off my passport!
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Post by: kriztee on September 13, 2016, 10:27:38 AM
I still use my old ipod classic from like 2009 because it's got 160GB and it's almost full but my students see it sometimes and always say "Teacher, no touch screen no good!"

I don't care, it gets the job done and I only have to charge it once a week!

xD

I didn't care about the iPod until Apple finally came out with the Nano (works for me because I don't store a lot of music on it -- I'm constantly wiping it out and putting new stuff on there), but I have a friend who still has her Classic because of the storage space and how easy it is for her to transfer songs from it to different computers. Possible to do with the same thing with other iPods, but apparently it's a lot easier to do it with a Classic?

I've never had to transfer music from this ipod. I have an external drive that I keep copies of my music on and it's big enough that i've never had to wipe it. There's a lot of trash music that I liked years ago and could get rid of but its more fun to look back on my high school musical tastes and say "ew". The battery life is still amazing tho! Oh how I love it o.o
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Post by: defenderoftherealm on September 13, 2016, 12:55:12 PM
Ahhh I love Japan. Where you gonna go while there?? Have you been before?

Never been but my friend I'm going with has and she knows her stuff. Staying 10 minutes from Shinjuku. This is very much a food/drink holiday for me. So excited!

I just came back from Japan.  I wanted to go to the Robot Restaurant but I didn't get a chance to because I got busy there.  Go there and do it up for me.  It is within walking distance of Higashi-Shinjuku station.
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Post by: robin_teacher on September 13, 2016, 03:40:00 PM
Ahhh I love Japan. Where you gonna go while there?? Have you been before?

Never been but my friend I'm going with has and she knows her stuff. Staying 10 minutes from Shinjuku. This is very much a food/drink holiday for me. So excited!

I just came back from Japan.  I wanted to go to the Robot Restaurant but I didn't get a chance to because I got busy there.  Go there and do it up for me.  It is within walking distance of Higashi-Shinjuku station.

Cheers for the tip!

Have a great Chuseok everybody, I'm outta here! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: yirj17 on September 19, 2016, 02:50:59 PM
I returned to my main school and a teacher in the office handed me a box of cereal, saying "This is for you!"  :laugh: :laugh:

Oreo O's, in case anyone was curious  :cheesy: I haven't had Oreo O's in years!
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Post by: gaelynwrites on September 20, 2016, 08:49:11 AM
Even though I have my 3rd open class (in less than 6 months) today, I did learn that I won't be having at least one, if not both, of my after school classes. One less thing for me to stress about today.  ;D
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Post by: JahMoo on September 20, 2016, 08:50:40 AM
I returned to my main school and a teacher in the office handed me a box of cereal, saying "This is for you!"  :laugh: :laugh:

Oreo O's, in case anyone was curious  :cheesy: I haven't had Oreo O's in years!
Which are both the worst and the best cereal that ever existed. I didn't think they could be obtained here!
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Post by: HaLo3 on September 20, 2016, 08:52:05 AM
I returned to my main school and a teacher in the office handed me a box of cereal, saying "This is for you!"  :laugh: :laugh:

Oreo O's, in case anyone was curious  :cheesy: I haven't had Oreo O's in years!
Which are both the worst and the best cereal that ever existed. I didn't think they could be obtained here!
I remember seeing them when I was a kid, but hadn't seen them for years back home until I moved to Korea. Promptly bought a box for dessert purposes.
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 09:47:56 AM
Apparently Oreo O's were discontinued in the US in 2005, then everywhere else (except Korea) in 2007. It was even discontinued in 2014 in Korea because of some contamination issue in a factory.
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Post by: HaLo3 on September 20, 2016, 12:00:51 PM
Apparently Oreo O's were discontinued in the US in 2005, then everywhere else (except Korea) in 2007. It was even discontinued in 2014 in Korea because of some contamination issue in a factory.
So is your box 2 years old?
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 12:10:21 PM
They brought them back this year.
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Post by: HaLo3 on September 20, 2016, 12:12:13 PM
They brought them back this year.
Ahha~ Hmm, I may find a box for myself sometime. I don't remember loving them, but they were still good, haha.
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 12:13:09 PM
Also, there are little marshmallows that I don't remember existing back in the day. Totally happy with this reincarnation though  8)
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 01:41:57 PM
Some of the little tykes in my 3rd grade classes are so cute. I was using a ppt from here that heavily stars Kirby and when it came up on the screen several of them gasped and starting going nuts  :laugh:

Then one of the kids called me over, saying "Pokemon!" and showed me this sheet with a bunch of pokemon on it. He had circled some of his favorite ones, one of which was Rapidash so I told him the English name for it   ;D
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Post by: robin_teacher on September 20, 2016, 01:48:24 PM
I went to the Robot Restaurant in Japan with my mate and it was more insane than I could've imagined. I loved every second of it. Made friends with some randos on the front row who took us to a metal bar afterwards. Still buzzing from our Japan trip  ;D
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Post by: Whatgook on September 20, 2016, 01:52:01 PM
I went to the Robot Restaurant in Japan with my mate and it was more insane than I could've imagined. I loved every second of it. Made friends with some randos on the front row who took us to a metal bar afterwards. Still buzzing from our Japan trip  ;D

Oh yes the Robot bar is insanely fun!! Ahhhh I miss Tokyo, glads you had fun Robin!
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 01:56:07 PM
Glad to hear Japan was awesome. I loved it so much when I visited that I get some vicarious joy out of hearing others' experiences.  :laugh:
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Post by: sunflowerxoxo on September 20, 2016, 02:41:41 PM
One of my fourth grade boys came up to me to show me his phone. It was English messages that him and his grandmother send to each other. It was sooo cute. Her English is pretty decent and they mostly talked about things he was doing, like going to the library or going to get a haircut or something. But what made it adorable was at the end of every conversation she'd text "I love you so much" and he'd text back "I love you grandmother."  :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Post by: yirj17 on September 20, 2016, 02:55:20 PM
Can't wait