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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1100 on: October 14, 2016, 03:06:38 PM »
Thanks Kayos, I think that does answer my question. Playing a new version of pokemon is mighty tempting... guess I'll just add it to the slew of games already on my backlog list  :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1101 on: October 14, 2016, 03:12:44 PM »
So apparently a bunch of my students are volunteering at the Seoul Kimchi Festival this weekend and missed class because they were doing a dragon dance there and stuff. There were only 6 kids in this class that weren't involved in it, and out of those 6, 4 skipped. So there were two boys, both whom I really like cuz they are talkative and fun, and we just played card games with the deck I keep at my desk. I taught them an American game, one taught us a Korean game, and the other taught us a Chinese game. Best way to end a Friday!

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« Reply #1102 on: October 17, 2016, 01:42:07 PM »
Thanks Kayos, I think that does answer my question. Playing a new version of pokemon is mighty tempting... guess I'll just add it to the slew of games already on my backlog list  :laugh:

It's all good! I'm always happy to help!
Pokémon has actually given me a great rapport with my elementary students, and a few middle school students. They all love Pokémon, and when I told them I love Pokémon, they went nuts haha.

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« Reply #1103 on: October 17, 2016, 01:48:06 PM »
Yes!! Pokemon (and Minecraft) are awesome for building rapport with the young 'uns. I prepped some Pokemon & Minecraft themed coloring sheets for a lesson on colors and they went nuts over 'em ^^

I also have a Pikachu earring which they always take delight in and I painted a Dratini on my phone case (cause the original color was fugly) that is recognized by younger students I don't even teach.  :laugh:

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« Reply #1104 on: October 17, 2016, 01:56:12 PM »
I wish I had time for more. There's a reason my backlog list is so huge, hahaha

As it is, I enjoy staying in on weekends and haven't much of a social life so I'll probably chip away at a fair few though I doubt finishing all the games I want to is doable in my lifetime haha

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« Reply #1105 on: October 17, 2016, 01:56:13 PM »
Yes!! Pokemon (and Minecraft) are awesome for building rapport with the young 'uns. I prepped some Pokemon & Minecraft themed coloring sheets for a lesson on colors and they went nuts over 'em ^^

I also have a Pikachu earring which they always take delight in and I painted a Dratini on my phone case (cause the original color was fugly) that is recognized by younger students I don't even teach.  :laugh:

Nice! My bag is the bag I got at Blizzcon 2010, it has deathwing, the queen of blades, and Diablo on it. My students love it because they recognise the Blizzard logo (due to loving overwatch). I also have a Pokémon t-shirt I wore on my first day to the elementary, and kids went crazy over that too. :P
Some of the younger kids that I don't teach at the elementary will swarm around me if they see me in it now too. They'll try use their very limited English to talk to me about Pokémon. :D

Thanks Kayos, I think that does answer my question. Playing a new version of pokemon is mighty tempting... guess I'll just add it to the slew of games already on my backlog list  :laugh:

It's all good! I'm always happy to help!
Pokémon has actually given me a great rapport with my elementary students, and a few middle school students. They all love Pokémon, and when I told them I love Pokémon, they went nuts haha.

I literally have time to play maybe one or two games a year these days. I envy you.

Sorry to hear that :(
I'm a huge introvert, so I often give up social opportunities to play games. However, not always. I've been trying to be more social though! Since coming to Korea, I've been going to most social occasions I've been invited to!

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« Reply #1106 on: October 17, 2016, 03:19:36 PM »
Yes!! Pokemon (and Minecraft) are awesome for building rapport with the young 'uns. I prepped some Pokemon & Minecraft themed coloring sheets for a lesson on colors and they went nuts over 'em ^^

I also have a Pikachu earring which they always take delight in and I painted a Dratini on my phone case (cause the original color was fugly) that is recognized by younger students I don't even teach.  :laugh:

Nice! My bag is the bag I got at Blizzcon 2010, it has deathwing, the queen of blades, and Diablo on it. My students love it because they recognise the Blizzard logo (due to loving overwatch). I also have a Pokémon t-shirt I wore on my first day to the elementary, and kids went crazy over that too. :P
Some of the younger kids that I don't teach at the elementary will swarm around me if they see me in it now too. They'll try use their very limited English to talk to me about Pokémon. :D

Thanks Kayos, I think that does answer my question. Playing a new version of pokemon is mighty tempting... guess I'll just add it to the slew of games already on my backlog list  :laugh:

It's all good! I'm always happy to help!
Pokémon has actually given me a great rapport with my elementary students, and a few middle school students. They all love Pokémon, and when I told them I love Pokémon, they went nuts haha.

I literally have time to play maybe one or two games a year these days. I envy you.

Sorry to hear that :(
I'm a huge introvert, so I often give up social opportunities to play games. However, not always. I've been trying to be more social though! Since coming to Korea, I've been going to most social occasions I've been invited to!

Haha. I also am a huge introvert, and need copious amounts of me-time. I just never have time for me time. I give up social events to spend time with my significant other, and then on the rare occasion I have a chance to see my friends, I do that. Then whenever I do have time for myself, it's always spent cleaning, doing laundry, running errands, cooking dinner, etc etc. Endless chores and to-do lists. I can never let myself do something fun like play vids when I have work I should be doing, or else I feel majorly guilty.

I get that way with any studying / work I should be doing for school or work. But if I don't have any, I don't get it very much. I do sometimes regret spending so much time playing games, when I wanted to be doing something more beneficial though!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1107 on: October 17, 2016, 03:42:16 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1108 on: October 18, 2016, 01:31:22 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:

Nice! :D

My students in the class right before lunch - the entire class enjoyed preparing for next weeks presentation, that when the bell rang for lunch, begged me to let them keep working on the prep. Me and my co-teacher started laughing, but both enjoyed that they were really into it.

Also, there is meant to be a Pokemon sun and moon demo available sometime today. I know Japan gets it today, but I'm unsure about other countries!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1109 on: October 18, 2016, 01:38:16 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1110 on: October 18, 2016, 02:28:28 PM »
I convinced my CT that we should order Eckhart Tolles - Power of Now to read for Teachers conversational class!

Really looking forward to sharing the book with them and hopefully it might open their mind a little!

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« Reply #1111 on: October 18, 2016, 05:36:37 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!

Hey now, Sir Kyndo, it was only 20,000 won! Or so they tell me!  :shocked:

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« Reply #1112 on: October 19, 2016, 01:47:51 PM »
My third grade middle school girls were doing their project presentations today.
These 2 girls, who worked as a pair came up to do theirs. They are super shy and don't really like participating in anything relating to speaking English. However, they both done their presentation, even though they were visibly shaking and one looked like she might cry.
However, when they finished, the other students gave them a massive cheer and a huge round of applause. It was really great to see their peers give them so much encouragement. The 2 girls even actively participated in the game afterwards.


Also, 1 of the girls, from the same class, was studying in New Zealand, my home country, for 2 - 3 months over the summer. Since she wasn't here for the project, her presentation was talking about her time in NZ. She is probably has the highest level of English out of all my students (even higher than my co-teacher). She was talking about how much better NZ's education system was compared to Korea's AND was giving examples based on her experiences. The co-teacher looked really pissed off / angry while the student was talking about this. haha.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1113 on: October 19, 2016, 02:02:57 PM »
My third grade middle school girls were doing their project presentations today.
These 2 girls, who worked as a pair came up to do theirs. They are super shy and don't really like participating in anything relating to speaking English. However, they both done their presentation, even though they were visibly shaking and one looked like she might cry.
However, when they finished, the other students gave them a massive cheer and a huge round of applause. It was really great to see their peers give them so much encouragement. The 2 girls even actively participated in the game afterwards.


Also, 1 of the girls, from the same class, was studying in New Zealand, my home country, for 2 - 3 months over the summer. Since she wasn't here for the project, her presentation was talking about her time in NZ. She is probably has the highest level of English out of all my students (even higher than my co-teacher). She was talking about how much better NZ's education system was compared to Korea's AND was giving examples based on her experiences. The co-teacher looked really pissed off / angry while the student was talking about this. haha.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1114 on: October 19, 2016, 03:00:02 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!
Hey now, Sir Kyndo, it was only 20,000 won! Or so they tell me!  :shocked:
Watch out, Waygook.org user KimDuHan might be around.
No no no, the gift is legit: I looked it it up just before picking up the phone to rat Yirj17 out. It juuuuuuust squeezed in under the limit at 29,500 won.  There goes my bounty. :sad:

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« Reply #1115 on: October 19, 2016, 03:10:36 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!
Hey now, Sir Kyndo, it was only 20,000 won! Or so they tell me!  :shocked:
Watch out, Waygook.org user KimDuHan might be around.
No no no, the gift is legit: I looked it it up just before picking up the phone to rat Yirj17 out. It juuuuuuust squeezed in under the limit at 29,500 won.  There goes my bounty. :sad:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1116 on: October 19, 2016, 03:14:26 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!
Hey now, Sir Kyndo, it was only 20,000 won! Or so they tell me!  :shocked:
Watch out, Waygook.org user KimDuHan might be around.
No no no, the gift is legit: I looked it it up just before picking up the phone to rat Yirj17 out. It juuuuuuust squeezed in under the limit at 29,500 won.  There goes my bounty. :sad:

Now, did you go ahead and register yourself as a bounty hunter with immigration?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1117 on: October 19, 2016, 03:30:15 PM »
Returned to my main school and found a gift on my desk  :laugh:
Wait! That looks like it's worth more than 30,000 won! I'm totally reporting you!!
Hey now, Sir Kyndo, it was only 20,000 won! Or so they tell me!  :shocked:
Watch out, Waygook.org user KimDuHan might be around.
No no no, the gift is legit: I looked it it up just before picking up the phone to rat Yirj17 out. It juuuuuuust squeezed in under the limit at 29,500 won.  There goes my bounty. :sad:
Now, did you go ahead and register yourself as a bounty hunter with immigration?

Well, if the government paid out, they would be complicit in violating the terms of my E-2 visa. I would demand that they be deported right alongside me.
Anyway, I wouldn't worry about it: I think they're more likely to give me a medal for services rendered!

 Hey, it happened to these foreigners, so why not me?  :smiley:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1118 on: October 20, 2016, 12:42:03 PM »
We figured out how to better give the directions in Apples to Apples and the 6th graders had so much fun with it that we played it the whole class. One boy had to excuse himself and stand in the corner for a minute because he was giggling so much, and another boy was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to throw up. :laugh: They're usually a pretty quiet class but they were so into this game and it was gratifying to see them having fun.

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« Reply #1119 on: October 21, 2016, 07:46:59 AM »
Had lessons for my Friday Middle school  done but wasn't impressed with them (they're boring ) today my co-teacher walked into the office and asked if it would be okay if all my classes watched a movie today.

Yes. Sure. Go right ahead!  8)

Now I'm  using my time to edit the lessons to be better for next week~  After lunch I'll start to plan the lesson for the week after. Productive!