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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5700 on: June 21, 2018, 01:37:19 PM »
Playing a wee gig this weekend.  Been a long while since I've performed, so a bit nervous  :-[

Gonna be the electric violin's first time out!  And melodica and ocarina cause why not go all out  :laugh:

Setlist is nerdtastic~

Have a big fun.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5701 on: June 21, 2018, 02:17:22 PM »
One class for the essay evaluation had three very interesting spelling mistakes:

'What did you do last vacation'

'I was swimming.  Swimming was so funny.  After swimming I was ate seafood.  Seafood was delicioeoce.  Crap is good.'

'I went to the beach with my friend and we ate 'Mom's touch' hamburgers and cock'

'Our family decided to go Jeju-do by sheep'

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5702 on: June 21, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
A look back at the waygook archives. Big shout out to JejuJohn77. Hilarious. http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=109589.0

strong post by Mr John Jeju there  :laugh:

will the mods on here ever get it? there have been soooo many complaints about them over the years.

funnily enough, good old DMT (DeMartino) always manages to evade getting any type of warning at all, despite blatantly violating the ToS on numerous occasions. on of his most recent posts being a direct insult against another member. i'll report the post and let's see what happens, my guess is nothing at all.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5703 on: June 21, 2018, 02:52:42 PM »
A look back at the waygook archives. Big shout out to JejuJohn77. Hilarious. http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=109589.0

strong post by Mr John Jeju there  :laugh:

will the mods on here ever get it? there have been soooo many complaints about them over the years.

funnily enough, good old DMT (DeMartino) always manages to evade getting any type of warning at all, despite blatantly violating the ToS on numerous occasions. on of his most recent posts being a direct insult against another member. i'll report the post and let's see what happens, my guess is nothing at all.

I didn't know there were ToS for this site. Also, DMT is my new favorite nickname for the artist (I) previously referred to as 'Tino.

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Unacceptable Behaviour
- Harassment, personal attacks and name calling

LOL. Good joke.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5704 on: June 21, 2018, 03:15:16 PM »
Today's round of speaking test delinquents weren't as painful as their predecessors. Maybe my tortured expressions have made the rounds and the kids are taking pity on me. More to come tomorrow.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5705 on: June 22, 2018, 08:18:58 AM »
Not trying to be a dick, but I've been at this school for 4yrs, with the same CT and things are getting ridiculous.

She's very kind and offers me coffee at least twice a week. I only drink coffee before I train or in absolute emergencies and not more than 1/3rd of a cup, I've never been a fan of bitter things and it tends to give me a stomachache; she knows this.
Still... despite having told her at least 100 times, she'll still bring me coffee, sometimes she'll even buy me Starbucks.

Her English is fantastic, we have long conversations so it's not a misunderstanding. I can't figure out what she's trying to do, get me to like the stuff?

 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5706 on: June 22, 2018, 11:22:12 AM »
We had speaking tests this week, too.

Luckily I'm only responsible for the 1st graders, and the other foreign teacher who works with grade 1 shares my grading strategy. It's been INCREDIBLY smooth sailing. After reading the speaking test horror stories, I was quite worried. We only have six classes of 25 students, though, so that probably contributes to them being manageable.

One of the potential questions the students could answer was "Tell us about your role model." One girl gave such an amazing speech about her mom that I got all teary-eyed. Lol.

I am so glad it's Friday, though. I worked last weekend and I've reached the "walking zombie" level of exhaustion. I'm going to Spaland and probably spending an hour in one of those crazy awesome massage chairs.

@aristocrat, I also get handed coffee all the time, despite repeatedly telling my coworkers that I'm sensitive to caffeine. I'm going to actually drink it one of these days just so they can see why I avoid it.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5707 on: June 22, 2018, 11:23:17 AM »
Classes feel more and more like an interruption to my sitting-at-my-desk time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5708 on: June 22, 2018, 11:25:10 AM »
Not trying to be a dick, but I've been at this school for 4yrs, with the same CT and things are getting ridiculous.

She's very kind and offers me coffee at least twice a week. I only drink coffee before I train or in absolute emergencies and not more than 1/3rd of a cup, I've never been a fan of bitter things and it tends to give me a stomachache; she knows this.
Still... despite having told her at least 100 times, she'll still bring me coffee, sometimes she'll even buy me Starbucks.

Her English is fantastic, we have long conversations so it's not a misunderstanding. I can't figure out what she's trying to do, get me to like the stuff?

She sounds like a real monster.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5709 on: June 22, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »
Not trying to be a dick, but I've been at this school for 4yrs, with the same CT and things are getting ridiculous.

She's very kind and offers me coffee at least twice a week. I only drink coffee before I train or in absolute emergencies and not more than 1/3rd of a cup, I've never been a fan of bitter things and it tends to give me a stomachache; she knows this.
Still... despite having told her at least 100 times, she'll still bring me coffee, sometimes she'll even buy me Starbucks.

Her English is fantastic, we have long conversations so it's not a misunderstanding. I can't figure out what she's trying to do, get me to like the stuff?

She sounds like a real monster.

Well... it IS a thread for pointless ramblings. What do you expect?  ;D
I'd be slightly annoyed too, Aristocrat. #solidarity

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5710 on: June 22, 2018, 11:39:22 AM »
Not trying to be a dick, but I've been at this school for 4yrs, with the same CT and things are getting ridiculous.

She's very kind and offers me coffee at least twice a week. I only drink coffee before I train or in absolute emergencies and not more than 1/3rd of a cup, I've never been a fan of bitter things and it tends to give me a stomachache; she knows this.
Still... despite having told her at least 100 times, she'll still bring me coffee, sometimes she'll even buy me Starbucks.

Her English is fantastic, we have long conversations so it's not a misunderstanding. I can't figure out what she's trying to do, get me to like the stuff?

She sounds like a real monster.

Well... it IS a thread for pointless ramblings. What do you expect?  ;D
I'd be slightly annoyed too, Aristocrat. #solidarity

I knew I should have put some  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: emojis so I wouldn't get taken seriously. lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5711 on: June 22, 2018, 03:04:22 PM »
I think something finally bust my brain today.

Marking my students essays (320 this week), I noticed one class where four students had very similar essays.  What made it more strange was that there was another student in a completely different class with a similar essay, but a different question.  What finally twigged, was that I thought it was strange that students would write 'I live by the motto.....'  All of them had different mottos and then some very similar writing all the way through.  None of them were sitting together during the test either.  I'm so confused.  I told my co-teacher and she was as baffled as me.  To me, it's not really cheating, but it's Friday and I'm knackered.  :undecided:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5712 on: June 22, 2018, 04:36:31 PM »
I think something finally bust my brain today.

Marking my students essays (320 this week), I noticed one class where four students had very similar essays.  What made it more strange was that there was another student in a completely different class with a similar essay, but a different question.  What finally twigged, was that I thought it was strange that students would write 'I live by the motto.....'  All of them had different mottos and then some very similar writing all the way through.  None of them were sitting together during the test either.  I'm so confused.  I told my co-teacher and she was as baffled as me.  To me, it's not really cheating, but it's Friday and I'm knackered.  :undecided:
Perhaps something from a book, movie, or TV show?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5713 on: June 22, 2018, 05:06:40 PM »
I think something finally bust my brain today.

Marking my students essays (320 this week), I noticed one class where four students had very similar essays.  What made it more strange was that there was another student in a completely different class with a similar essay, but a different question.  What finally twigged, was that I thought it was strange that students would write 'I live by the motto.....'  All of them had different mottos and then some very similar writing all the way through.  None of them were sitting together during the test either.  I'm so confused.  I told my co-teacher and she was as baffled as me.  To me, it's not really cheating, but it's Friday and I'm knackered.  :undecided:
Perhaps something from a book, movie, or TV show?
my guess would be famous youtuber said it

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5714 on: June 22, 2018, 05:16:37 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5715 on: June 22, 2018, 05:44:56 PM »
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There were lots of things, I would like to do for my last weekend.  I believe that it should be followed by my motto 'Do the best no matter what outcomes come'.  In my opinion, going to a mountain with my family for my last weekend was such a good idea.  First, it is always fun to be with my family.  Everyone wants a good place.  Where all family members understand better to each other for anything.  A quiet place like mountains would provides us a great chance to share their feeling.  Second, I can be open to learning nature.  There are many interesting things to see. For example, we might find wild apples trees along the way.  I could learn that they are the rarest wild plant.  In conclusion, I strongly believe that going to a mountain with my family for my last weekend beings many positive effects on my life.  This is because it is always fun to be with my family and I can be open to learning nature.

The first blue part was the same for all of them although, another one talked about going to the movies with family, another one talked about gardening with family, another fishing with family, another reading books with family.  All the mottos were different. 

The second green part went into greater detail about the fishing, reading, gardening, movies etcs each with their own specific benefits but still using the same language about about 'sharing the feeling'.   Then they all had the 'in conclusion' part but talking the different things and the positive effects. 

The final conclusion part talked about the benefits for each kind of activity they talked about.

A couple had expressions like 'no prior expertise or experience needed' and 'I strongly believe' and 'easy and inexpensive'.

My students are honest and have a fair level of English but not like this.  My wife doesn't think it was a tutor or hagwon teacher.  It's almost like they put in some details on some random internet essay making site andd then got an essay made.  They're not rich so they couldn't get it made.

It's got me, my wife and the co-teacher stumped.  We'll call them in on Monday and what they have to say.   :undecided:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5716 on: June 22, 2018, 06:00:48 PM »
Do you think they just got together and copied each other as a group, making sure to change the topics so that the essays appear "different?"

Word gets around in my school about what questions I might ask during the speaking exam, for example (all provided to them prior to the exam, but they won't know which ones I'll ask or when), and a pattern gets determined. Then they kind of "coach" each other on how to answer and when. So what I end up with is a bunch of students telling me that the most important thing in their life is family in response to the question, "What are you going to do this weekend?" Because they're all expecting the same round of questions that I might have asked a different class. But I always change up which questions I ask and in what order I ask them for each class.

They try to beat the system by memorizing what they feel like will get them a good grade. Friends tell friends in other classes, and then classmates pass it on to other classmates. I even warn them that this isn't going to work for my exam and why it isn't going to work, and that they actually have to put in the effort to recognize the questions as they're being asked and respond appropriately to them, but there are still always a bunch of students who gamble and lose.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5717 on: June 22, 2018, 08:30:43 PM »
Iíve discovered how menswear shops can get away with murderous prices for seemingly modest ajeossi polos: They double as athletic wear for your evening business-casual jogs.

Wear it with matching plastic-snap-buckle-belted *pleated* athleformal shorts (MSRP 250,000₩ 135,000₩) and youíre ready to hit the pavement as soon as you park the Equus.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5718 on: June 22, 2018, 08:33:05 PM »
I’ve also noticed a lot of collar-flipped polo wearers out there this season since Thunderlips mentioned it a while back. The twist; they’ve been mostly ajummas.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5719 on: June 23, 2018, 01:44:42 AM »
Iíve also noticed a lot of collar-flipped polo wearers out there this season since Thunderlips mentioned it a while back. The twist; theyíve been mostly ajummas.

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