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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1220 on: November 07, 2016, 08:29:41 AM »
Originally posted this in the wrong thread.   :undecided:

Related to this game that maximmm created:

http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,101255.msg664822.html#msg664822

I hadn't really considered how the game may freak out adults until one of my coTs let out a scream during class today. Was absolute madness afterwards. Controlled chaos is always fun.
How scary was it actually? I'm thinking about doing it next week for the second half of next weeks lessons.

Hard to judge that, but scary enough that it gets a lot of reactions out of each class, some more than others depending on how exaggerated a student or three will act before and during. It shows clips from various horror movies.

The modified version I shared removes the jump scares on the menu slide and also contains question/answer slides. Created it because my kids are the types who beg to play "Bloody Mary" only to be the first ones to bolt from the bathroom before you can finish the second chant.

maximmm's original is more fun, imo, and can be used more flexibly with a larger variety of activities and lessons.
I had actually planned to use maximmm's for Halloween, but it did not work at all. I would click on the letter and it would take me to the slide, but then just showed a gif and a point. I couldn't figure out if there was some other way to play, or...

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1221 on: November 07, 2016, 11:52:10 AM »
School served macaroons with lunch. Yum.

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« Reply #1222 on: November 07, 2016, 02:45:10 PM »
I ranted last week about how we weren't allowed to buy prizes for our Golden Bell competition, but today "they" (still have no idea who they are) changed their mind so the prizes have been ordered!

Also I found a pretty pink sweater in the Suwon station shopping area for only 10,000 won. In America buying a piece of clothing without trying it on would be unthinkable, but I've become used to it here. In some ways it makes shopping easier because after I've bought it I feel obligated to wear it, and I'm far too critical of clothes when I try them on. I may go back and get another one in a different color. ;D

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1223 on: November 07, 2016, 02:47:38 PM »
I didn't think my school had hot water. They do beside the main office!
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« Reply #1224 on: November 07, 2016, 05:36:23 PM »
I had actually planned to use maximmm's for Halloween, but it did not work at all. I would click on the letter and it would take me to the slide, but then just showed a gif and a point. I couldn't figure out if there was some other way to play, or...

Sounds like your computer is either missing some software or some codecs to play the media files.

Do you know what version of Powerpoint is installed on the computer?

The media files are mp4, I think. maximmm posted a link for some codecs. You can try installing those. If it still doesn't work... try installing Quicktime for Windows. Restart the computer after installation and try again.

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« Reply #1225 on: November 08, 2016, 07:40:22 AM »
I don't have any classes tomorrow because of a field trip. And I get to go with them!

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« Reply #1226 on: November 08, 2016, 08:32:53 AM »
Thanks to him, I've tried out a dremel and a hot-wire foam cutter!!  8)

Man, Dremels are the coolest tool I've always wanted but never needed enough to justify buying. SO MANY THINGS you can do with one.

I thought that once, too. But I bought one because I walked by a Dremel sale and I figured the universe was telling me something. I've never regretted it.  It's almost as useful as a screwdriver.

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« Reply #1227 on: November 08, 2016, 08:59:44 AM »
I didn't think my school had hot water. They do beside the main office!

Once the temperature dropped, I just reached under the sink in the Teacher's bathroom and turned on that hot water. Lefty loosey, my dude.

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« Reply #1228 on: November 08, 2016, 10:48:43 AM »
Holy shit they finally finished the construction on the teachers' bathrooms and THEY ARE SO NICE

All of the stalls have those fancy toilets with the bidet and the tiling is beautiful and we now have TWO sinks instead of one

The only issue is that they switched the places of the women's and men's restrooms and I know I'm going to end up walking right into the men's room one of these times. Thankfully they're color-coded so I have that as a visual cue (men's is green, women's is red/pink)

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« Reply #1229 on: November 08, 2016, 12:22:08 PM »
Aww the special needs student gave me a piece of candy! Completely out of the blue. Such a sweet kid

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1230 on: November 08, 2016, 01:10:10 PM »
I didn't think my school had hot water. They do beside the main office!

Once the temperature dropped, I just reached under the sink in the Teacher's bathroom and turned on that hot water. Lefty loosey, my dude.

Thanks. #Haxxerz.

Added: It feels good to have warm water enveloping my hands and dishes.
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« Reply #1231 on: November 08, 2016, 01:18:55 PM »
I don't have any classes tomorrow because of a field trip. And I get to go with them!

That first part is awesome.

But the second part is the literal worst.

Field trips are all right if your coteachers are cool and depending on where you go. At my school, they just send the kids off to run around wherever we are while we hang out and shoot the shit.

You defo get better lunch swag at hagwons though.

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« Reply #1232 on: November 08, 2016, 01:54:00 PM »
I know it's instant, but I'm having a really nice hot cup of coffee right now and it just feels so good in this cold weather. My fingers were frozen a bit but I went to the teacher's bathroom to warm my hands up under hot running water (we have hot water!) and now I'm keeping them warm by wrapping them around my mug and ugh it just makes me so happy.

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« Reply #1233 on: November 08, 2016, 01:57:06 PM »
Oh, I've never gone on a field trip with students. That sounds even more miserable. I was referring to teachers' field trips. It's such a production and effort expenditure for very little gain. You go, you schmooze with your coworkers a bit, listen to some gossip, etc, and build your standing and reputation, but it's just such a chore.

It depends. If they were all the time and all weekend, I'd probably get annoyed but we have one a year for one night and come back Saturday afternoon, so I don't mind. I get to see somewhere new and like I said, I like the teachers at my school. We have one this weekend and I'm looking forward to trying to get my one coteacher to drink whiskey with me. School dinners are always amusing because it's the only time a lot of the teachers here get to cut loose. They're all married and have kids so they like to get wrecked up which is usually good for a laugh. My new principal also likes to get blotto so this should be really interesting.

If I really didn't want to go, I could make up an excuse as no one seems to care if you can't make it. I do know that I have it good at my school though. If the other teachers were assholes, I probably wouldn't bother. I can understand why some people wouldn't want to go.

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« Reply #1234 on: November 08, 2016, 02:06:53 PM »
I know it's instant, but I'm having a really nice hot cup of coffee right now and it just feels so good in this cold weather. My fingers were frozen a bit but I went to the teacher's bathroom to warm my hands up under hot running water (we have hot water!) and now I'm keeping them warm by wrapping them around my mug and ugh it just makes me so happy.

Nice. Since I started at this new workplace, I no longer have a kettle in my office, nor any spare outlets in which to plug it in, so if I want hot water I have to walk to an entirely separate building and use the 교무실's kettle. So, I haven't even bothered to bring my mug to work because it's just too much of a pain to do it, especially when I chug tea like a seal.

Oh my goodness, I would die. I also have to go to the 교무실 for the kettle since I don't have one in my classroom, but it's just down the hall and I like the VP and the other teachers so I don't feel uncomfortable, either. I've been considering bringing my own kettle, but I've been considering it for too long and now it's not worth it since I leave at the end of this contract. Although, that does still leave me four months... So a cheap kettle may well be worth it...

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« Reply #1235 on: November 08, 2016, 02:09:06 PM »
I know it's instant, but I'm having a really nice hot cup of coffee right now and it just feels so good in this cold weather. My fingers were frozen a bit but I went to the teacher's bathroom to warm my hands up under hot running water (we have hot water!) and now I'm keeping them warm by wrapping them around my mug and ugh it just makes me so happy.

Nice. Since I started at this new workplace, I no longer have a kettle in my office, nor any spare outlets in which to plug it in, so if I want hot water I have to walk to an entirely separate building and use the 교무실's kettle. So, I haven't even bothered to bring my mug to work because it's just too much of a pain to do it, especially when I chug tea like a seal.

Have you tried asking for a surge protector thing so you can have more outlets?

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1236 on: November 09, 2016, 07:57:34 AM »
OUR OFFICE HAS HEAT OH MAN WHAT A DAY

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« Reply #1237 on: November 09, 2016, 08:32:56 AM »
I know it's instant, but I'm having a really nice hot cup of coffee right now and it just feels so good in this cold weather. My fingers were frozen a bit but I went to the teacher's bathroom to warm my hands up under hot running water (we have hot water!) and now I'm keeping them warm by wrapping them around my mug and ugh it just makes me so happy.

Nice. Since I started at this new workplace, I no longer have a kettle in my office, nor any spare outlets in which to plug it in, so if I want hot water I have to walk to an entirely separate building and use the 교무실's kettle. So, I haven't even bothered to bring my mug to work because it's just too much of a pain to do it, especially when I chug tea like a seal.

Have you tried asking for a surge protector thing so you can have more outlets?

No. My desk already has a multitap coming out of the wall, and I'm not going to plug another multitap into it. That's dangerous. And it's too much of a pain to plug and unplug my printer every time I want to plug a kettle in. So I just live without.

How is it dangerous? O.o I've been using a multisocket power plug thing-a-ma-jig inside another since I was like 10, and have never had any issues. The travel school I'm at today has one inside another at each computer too. I'm not saying you are wrong, I've just never heard about it being dangerous, so I am genuinely interested into how it is! I just didn't want to sound like I was being sarcastic or anything! >.<

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1238 on: November 09, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »
I know it's instant, but I'm having a really nice hot cup of coffee right now and it just feels so good in this cold weather. My fingers were frozen a bit but I went to the teacher's bathroom to warm my hands up under hot running water (we have hot water!) and now I'm keeping them warm by wrapping them around my mug and ugh it just makes me so happy.

Nice. Since I started at this new workplace, I no longer have a kettle in my office, nor any spare outlets in which to plug it in, so if I want hot water I have to walk to an entirely separate building and use the 교무실's kettle. So, I haven't even bothered to bring my mug to work because it's just too much of a pain to do it, especially when I chug tea like a seal.

Have you tried asking for a surge protector thing so you can have more outlets?

No. My desk already has a multitap coming out of the wall, and I'm not going to plug another multitap into it. That's dangerous. And it's too much of a pain to plug and unplug my printer every time I want to plug a kettle in. So I just live without.

How is it dangerous? O.o I've been using a multisocket power plug thing-a-ma-jig inside another since I was like 10, and have never had any issues. The travel school I'm at today has one inside another at each computer too. I'm not saying you are wrong, I've just never heard about it being dangerous, so I am genuinely interested into how it is! I just didn't want to sound like I was being sarcastic or anything! >.<

If you're running things that don't use a lot of power, it's generally safe, but still not recommended. If you Google 'is it safe to daisychain power strips?' you'll find a lot of information. The general consensus is that it's pretty safe, if you're just running things like um, alarm clocks, or really small stuff. But computers, kettles, toasters, etc. aren't safe to do that with.

I've always done it with: TV, computer, playstation, then small stuff like: Phone chargers, 3DS chargers, and I guess, various other chargers. Always out of necessity, and was never told it can be bad. Even my Dad, who used to be an electrician, never told me anything, and he got me the damn things haha. I'll look into the daisy-chaining powerstrips though.

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« Reply #1239 on: November 09, 2016, 08:58:16 AM »
Next week is exams, so for the rest of this week my students have study periods and  the first 3 days of next week are half days where I do nothing. I'm going to go on a hike, go to Costco, and revel in my free time.