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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #760 on: May 12, 2016, 12:09:46 PM »

Also, apparently she's newly pregnant... so if I renew, not sure what's gonna happen if she goes on leave. Like would there be a substitute/temporary coT in her stead?? Curious
My original CT who I never met was on pregnancy leave with I arrived in this country.  I had a substitute.  In February they got rid of her and got a new substitute for like 2 weeks.. great idea.  Now there's a new permanent position CT.  I think the one I never met may have had her position cut because I don't think she's coming back.

My CT had early mat-leave because of some problems. A new teacher is substituting for her (I hate the new one BTW), but for whatever reason, something to do with contracts and whateverwhatever, my original CT will be returning for two weeks to a month in June or July and then go back on mat leave. What? Okay. Sure.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #761 on: May 12, 2016, 01:01:33 PM »
Who doesn't have to go to work tomorrow not me

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #762 on: May 12, 2016, 01:51:33 PM »
I have to work tomorrow, too... why, do a lot of teachers get off on Teacher's Day?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #763 on: May 12, 2016, 02:26:55 PM »
Sometimes all 4 of my schools get together to duke it out over volleyball. Who do I cheer for? Lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #764 on: May 12, 2016, 03:45:33 PM »
I didn't realise people were off tomorrow! I have to come in but have no classes for some reason

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #765 on: May 12, 2016, 03:57:18 PM »
I didn't realise people were off tomorrow! I have to come in but have no classes for some reason

Same! Now I'm jealous but oh well ;D :sad: :azn:

Unrelated: I wish my school would restock the black coffee sticks. All we have are the Maxim coffee-flavored sugar packets.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #766 on: May 12, 2016, 06:04:29 PM »
I didn't realise people were off tomorrow! I have to come in but have no classes for some reason

Same! Now I'm jealous but oh well ;D :sad: :azn:

Unrelated: I wish my school would restock the black coffee sticks. All we have are the Maxim coffee-flavored sugar packets.
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How much do you kick-in monthly for the snack/drink budget?

Find out who makes the purchases and simply request for them to get the stuff that you like.

The purser for our snack budget always asks, but I always only request water.

I'm sure they would hook you up.

That said, if you haven't been contributing, now would be a good time to start.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #767 on: May 12, 2016, 07:04:41 PM »
I have to work tomorrow, too... why, do a lot of teachers get off on Teacher's Day?

It isn't teachers day, it's Buddha's Birthday on sat, and a lot of schools have tomorrow off because of it. Everyone else I know in my town has tomorrow off

Oh, sorry -- I thought it was Teacher's Day because my coteacher said my school was having a Teacher's Day ceremony during first period tomorrow, so I just made an assumption. xP

Bet tomorrow will be really pretty, too. ;c

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #768 on: May 13, 2016, 12:52:55 AM »
I have to work tomorrow, too... why, do a lot of teachers get off on Teacher's Day?

It isn't teachers day, it's Buddha's Birthday on sat, and a lot of schools have tomorrow off because of it. Everyone else I know in my town has tomorrow off

Oh, sorry -- I thought it was Teacher's Day because my coteacher said my school was having a Teacher's Day ceremony during first period tomorrow, so I just made an assumption. xP

Bet tomorrow will be really pretty, too. ;c

Oh yea it's teachers day on Sunday I didn't even realize.

How pointless is Teachers' Day? Koreans treat teachers like shit.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #769 on: May 13, 2016, 07:40:04 AM »
*Sigh* My other school has a picnic today, and I have to teach at today's school.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #770 on: May 13, 2016, 08:09:34 AM »
Sometimes I get paranoid that my co-teacher is going to look over my shoulder, see that I'm on Waygook, remember the website, and somehow find my username and read all my posts, even though I log out every day and she really isn't good in English.  So I'm always sure to hide the top part of the page that says Waygook.

But just now she asked me how to type a plus sign on her keyboard.  I hit the shift and +/= key and her mind was blown.  She even clapped and asked me to teach her what I just did.  So I'm fairly certain she's not going to be able to find all my posts.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #771 on: May 13, 2016, 08:14:57 AM »
Sometimes I get paranoid that my co-teacher is going to look over my shoulder, see that I'm on Waygook, remember the website, and somehow find my username and read all my posts, even though I log out every day and she really isn't good in English.  So I'm always sure to hide the top part of the page that says Waygook.

But just now she asked me how to type a plus sign on her keyboard.  I hit the shift and +/= key and her mind was blown.  She even clapped and asked me to teach her what I just did.  So I'm fairly certain she's not going to be able to find all my posts.

I showed my old co teacher how to use the print screen button and she acted like I was a genius. She made me show 5 other teachers at the school  :lipsrsealed:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #772 on: May 13, 2016, 08:25:03 AM »
So I'm always sure to hide the top part of the page that says Waygook.

Same here  ;D ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #773 on: May 13, 2016, 08:36:31 AM »
The funny thing about being in ketosis (having gone the last week and a half eating a low-carb diet of leafy greens, green onions, hot peppers, mushroom, chicken, fish, blueberries, lemons, tea, water and spices), is that the brain doesn't get a lot of carbs except for some the body makes for itself from stored fat (I've lost 7kg), so my thinking isn't always up to speed, and... I can't worry! I mean, I physically can't worry. There have been a couple of things that have been worrying me this year, causing me stress and hours of thinking in circles, but now, in ketosis, I can't seem to FEEL worried nor can think much about what has been worrying me. I TRY to, but I just stop doing it each time. It's like my brain doesn't want to exert the effort!  ;D It's like I'm at war with my brain. It has a mind of its own. Ten days of no worrying, no reading of novels, no chess games online. I just can't seem to interest myself in doing those activities even though I start out each time wanting to!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #774 on: May 13, 2016, 08:53:51 AM »
The funny thing about being in ketosis (having gone the last week and a half eating a low-carb diet of leafy greens, green onions, hot peppers, mushroom, chicken, fish, blueberries, lemons, tea, water and spices), is that the brain doesn't get a lot of carbs except for some the body makes for itself from stored fat (I've lost 7kg), so my thinking isn't always up to speed, and... I can't worry! I mean, I physically can't worry. There have been a couple of things that have been worrying me this year, causing me stress and hours of thinking in circles, but now, in ketosis, I can't seem to FEEL worried nor can think much about what has been worrying me. I TRY to, but I just stop doing it each time. It's like my brain doesn't want to exert the effort!  ;D It's like I'm at war with my brain. It has a mind of its own. Ten days of no worrying, no reading of novels, no chess games online. I just can't seem to interest myself in doing those activities even though I start out each time wanting to!
So how have you been occupying your time?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #775 on: May 13, 2016, 12:22:04 PM »
I'm really considering getting a dog. I keep saying I want a dog so bad I've found a dog that may suit my lifestyle (aka being at work all day) and is already fixed, vaccinated and such. And there is no adoption fee for her. But I'm just not sure. There are a lot of things to consider. Maybe I should just stick to visiting dog cafes... :/

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #776 on: May 13, 2016, 12:50:23 PM »
I'm really considering getting a dog. I keep saying I want a dog so bad I've found a dog that may suit my lifestyle (aka being at work all day) and is already fixed, vaccinated and such. And there is no adoption fee for her. But I'm just not sure. There are a lot of things to consider. Maybe I should just stick to visiting dog cafes... :/

I've considered it, too -- the only thing keeping me from going out and adopting one right now is the fact that it would limit my traveling, and I'm not ready to make that kind of commitment right now.

But I do miss having a dog around. ;c

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« Reply #777 on: May 13, 2016, 12:58:27 PM »
I'm really considering getting a dog. I keep saying I want a dog so bad I've found a dog that may suit my lifestyle (aka being at work all day) and is already fixed, vaccinated and such. And there is no adoption fee for her. But I'm just not sure. There are a lot of things to consider. Maybe I should just stick to visiting dog cafes... :/

I've considered it, too -- the only thing keeping me from going out and adopting one right now is the fact that it would limit my traveling, and I'm not ready to make that kind of commitment right now.

But I do miss having a dog around. ;c
Same! I am away a lot on weekends, but I also feel like it would keep me home and from spending money if I had one...aside from doggy expenses I guess. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #778 on: May 13, 2016, 01:06:27 PM »
I didn't realise people were off tomorrow! I have to come in but have no classes for some reason

Same! Now I'm jealous but oh well ;D :sad: :azn:

Unrelated: I wish my school would restock the black coffee sticks. All we have are the Maxim coffee-flavored sugar packets.
Yirg,

How much do you kick-in monthly for the snack/drink budget?

Find out who makes the purchases and simply request for them to get the stuff that you like.

The purser for our snack budget always asks, but I always only request water.

I'm sure they would hook you up.

That said, if you haven't been contributing, now would be a good time to start.

Haha the coffee thing wasn't really a rant; just a pointless ramble. :wink: I've mentioned it before in a different thread (probably the one about office culture) but my current school doesn't make me pay into the fund. I noticed this in my second month (sometime in April or May last year) when I realised that they weren't deducting anything except the usual tax, pension, and health insurance from my pay, so I talked to the admin lady, my main co-teacher, even the school nurse (don't know why lol) that I'd like to contribute but they all told me not to worry about it, and even knowing that I don't contribute, I still get to enjoy all the benefits; they insist that I do.

I do feel bad about not contributing, though, so from time to time I'll bring in a box of tea or coffee or even a pack or two of those individually-wrapped caramelised biscuits to have with coffee and I'll leave them in the teacher's office to share. I just haven't had the time to buy a new box of the black coffee, but I'll probably do that next week if they still haven't restocked it. :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #779 on: May 13, 2016, 01:19:29 PM »
I'm really considering getting a dog. I keep saying I want a dog so bad I've found a dog that may suit my lifestyle (aka being at work all day) and is already fixed, vaccinated and such. And there is no adoption fee for her. But I'm just not sure. There are a lot of things to consider. Maybe I should just stick to visiting dog cafes... :/

I've considered it, too -- the only thing keeping me from going out and adopting one right now is the fact that it would limit my traveling, and I'm not ready to make that kind of commitment right now.

But I do miss having a dog around. ;c
Same! I am away a lot on weekends, but I also feel like it would keep me home and from spending money if I had one...aside from doggy expenses I guess.
Please think long and hard before taking on such a burden and expense.

Too many are quite selfish and incapable of providing all that is needed, and the dog gets tossed out on the street.

It isn't cheap anywhere, but in Korea, it is far more expensive than back home, especially the vet bills, quality food, and sitters.

If the dog turns into a yapper, a pisser, a biter, how would you handle it?

We take care of four wonderful animals, which cost us 4,000,000 KRW per year and up.

We love them dearly, but it's expensive to be sure.