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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5760 on: August 28, 2018, 01:33:08 PM »
I usually blast my AC for an hour or so before bed, but then turn it off when I actually get in bed. That usually gets the the air temperature in my apartment low enough and keeps it that way long enough for me to sleep. Of course, the temperature will slowly creep up again, which means I'll wake up a little early and a lot sweaty, but then I can just turn the AC back on and go back to sleep until my alarm goes off. The process allows me to avoid most of the discomfort, while not having to keep the AC running all night.

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« Reply #5761 on: August 28, 2018, 07:54:08 PM »
Wait - people sleep with aircon on? Isn't that super expensive? I just sleep with a fan on.


Also, I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only person whose significant other seems to have totally bizarrely cold body temperatures.

I found just using the dehumidifier option on the air-conditioner works just fine.  On ours, you can run it for an hour, and then switch off any lights on it.  Apparently, you need to drop your body temperature by 1 or 2 degrees to help induce sleep.

Ah. Sig Other and I sleep in separate rooms. And my room doesn't have aircon in it. So, that's a luxury I won't know. But like, even in hotels and stuff I've never slept with aircon on. That seems extravagant.

Do you feel the same way about heating in the winter? Isn't that the same general idea? The temperature is not comfortable for you so you change it to be more comfortable. Many Koreans are cheap to use their A/C yet they have no problem keeping their homes toasty hot in the winter and paying hundreds of dollars for gas.

We ran our A/C basically all the time. Except for a few days when we were away and 1 hour or so in the mornings to get some fresh air and to let the A/C rest a bit. From 7.15 to 8.15 our electricity bill was 62.000 won. Normally we pay around 20 thousand so running the aircon cost us 40.000 basically. We pay around 4 times that much for gas in the coldest months of winter.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5762 on: August 30, 2018, 01:27:39 PM »
Yeah, I use my A/C during the summer months pretty much noholdsbarred. If I can have A/C, I'm going to use it. I don't like being hot, especially when I'm trying to sleep.

Meanwhile, I never use my heat unless I have guests over, no matter how frigid it gets. I like it cold enough to hurt. It's super comfy for me to sit in my home all toasty in my blanket while my face is all corpse frozen. Love it.

People are depressing me today. I can't tell if it's because it's just one of those days, or if maybe I'm a little too over-exposed and need to hide out in my cave for a while. Another reason why I miss winter so much right now. I've been told by a couple of people now that they're estimating this upcoming winter season to be shorter than usual. I really hope they're wrong.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5763 on: August 30, 2018, 01:33:46 PM »
Yeah, I use my A/C during the summer months pretty much noholdsbarred. If I can have A/C, I'm going to use it. I don't like being hot, especially when I'm trying to sleep.

Meanwhile, I never use my heat unless I have guests over, no matter how frigid it gets. I like it cold enough to hurt. It's super comfy for me to sit in my home all toasty in my blanket while my face is all corpse frozen. Love it.

People are depressing me today. I can't tell if it's because it's just one of those days, or if maybe I'm a little too over-exposed and need to hide out in my cave for a while. Another reason why I miss winter so much right now. I've been told by a couple of people now that they're estimating this upcoming winter season to be shorter than usual. I really hope they're wrong.

Winter would be great if it weren't for the constant plague that infects literally everyone at the workplace and on public transit (compounded with year-round lack of hand-washing), and the cold ass wind that makes your fingers die even if you've got gloves on.

At least winter is a time when I can dress well instead of everything being rumpled and gross looking by the time I've been out of the house for fifteen minutes.

I also am having a disappointing day. Generally feeling irritable for no good reason.

Also, yeah. I haven't turned on floor heating anywhere I've lived in over five years. I do have a small space heater that I'll use sometimes, though.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5764 on: September 03, 2018, 08:06:52 AM »
These school assemblies are the most pointless thing in existence. Everyone gathers in the gym/auditorium for 30 minutes to present some information (in this case, meeting the new Vice Principal), but after 5 minutes nobody's paying any attention to whatever is going on.

Same with the safety drills, and that's a very scary thought  :sad:
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« Reply #5765 on: September 03, 2018, 09:15:12 AM »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

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« Reply #5766 on: September 03, 2018, 09:30:26 AM »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

I tried to early into my first year here, but it upset my co-teacher because "You don't know Korean discipline rules etc. and that is my job."
In my 2nd year I had to discipline a class. My co-teacher was in the teacher's office, and I had a student teacher with me. The student's showed me slightly more respect than the student teacher, and he was a bit too nervous to try discipline, so I stepped up and done it. When my co-teacher and principal came to the class after that class, they backed me up on the discipline once I explained what had happened.

Other than that 1 time, I haven't done it here.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5767 on: September 03, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

It's because of what Kayos said. It's usually supposed to be done by the CT, but sometimes they won't do anything and just say "They're  just kids." And sometimes if you try to discipline them, suddenly you're the bad guy and they tell you not to. It all depends on where you're teaching.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5768 on: September 03, 2018, 10:00:40 AM »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.
a lot of people don't have co-teachers. i never did when i worked at public school. i feel if you discipline the students themselves, they respect you more, but if you leave it to another teacher, students will try and walk all over you.

anyway, the longer i'm here, the less time i have for unruly students. in my current after school program i teach some absolute little shites. i'm not going to spend my time and energy constantly telling them off. these days, i make the terrible kids sit on their own in silence every class, either until they can learn to behave or they end up quitting the program. i think i'm just sick of teaching kids in general. this'll be my last year before i move onto teaching only adults, i think

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5769 on: September 03, 2018, 11:39:31 AM »
Yep. I teach adults in the morning, lunchtime and evening, and kids around that at about 2-5. It's so nice teaching adults who appreciate the class and want to learn and be there. Then transitioning an hour later to a bunch of disrespectful kids just isn't fun. Even the good kids complain, though. "teacher, boring" - erm, I spent 30 minutes preparing this, and you have absolutely no idea what you'll even be doing yet. Not to mention the complete lack of professionalism in these elementary school after school programs. Truly laughable. Yeah, I've had enough.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5770 on: September 05, 2018, 10:36:22 AM »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5771 on: September 05, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »
Keep forgetting to take salt into Macdonalds with me.  :sad:
Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5772 on: September 05, 2018, 11:15:07 AM »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.

So wait, this manure-scented breeze is coming from INSIDE the classroom?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5773 on: September 05, 2018, 12:09:53 PM »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.

So wait, this manure-scented breeze is coming from INSIDE the classroom?

Coming INTO the classroom. I'm sitting next to an open window.

Spoke a little too soon earlier, though, the breeze is now starting to make my eyes crust up, but I can't close the window because the A/C is broken.

So **** it, I'm splurging on a soda today.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5774 on: September 05, 2018, 02:52:14 PM »
I don't understand why they use the same type of voice actors they use for cartoons to dub over non-animated films.

It's hard to take what I assume is supposed to be a great viking warrior very seriously when he sounds like a villain from Spongebob.

But that's what I get for accidentally downloading a dubbed movie instead of the subtitled version anyway.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5775 on: September 05, 2018, 03:10:17 PM »
I don't understand why they use the same type of voice actors they use for cartoons to dub over non-animated films.

It's hard to take what I assume is supposed to be a great viking warrior very seriously when he sounds like a villain from Spongebob.

But that's what I get for accidentally downloading a dubbed movie instead of the subtitled version anyway.
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5776 on: September 05, 2018, 03:25:25 PM »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

Umm, yea I do!  No way am I going to let my students get away with being disrespectful to me or other students.  I made one of my 4th graders cry not to long ago.  Little fink was making the girls cry, so I set his @ss up in the front of the class and chewed him out.  Little twerp.....

If you always leave it to your CT, be prepared for your kids to walk all over you the minute he/she is out of the classroom for a significant amount of time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5777 on: September 06, 2018, 07:36:01 AM »
What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

What is going on here?? Have I entered some parallel dimension?? Is the world going to end??

Better prepare yourselves, there's no telling what chaos this time paradox will bring!

(Seriously though, never thought I'd see a schedule change that's a GOOD Korean Surprise)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5778 on: September 06, 2018, 07:41:00 AM »
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.

Gonna have to give that a look, it might be the only time I can appreciate dubbing is when it's in progress.

What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

Keep your guard up, they might decide last minute that classes are uncancelled.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5779 on: September 06, 2018, 07:50:04 AM »
What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

Keep your guard up, they might decide last minute that classes are uncancelled.

Don't get me wrong. There's no way I hold hope that it stays that way for two weeks  :laugh:

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