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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1280 on: September 30, 2016, 12:25:36 PM »
Preach on...

There are some very real third world practices still going on here.

Some might think that after 5,000 years of "civilization" that the masses would learn.

Not long ago, the president's wife from the ROK was on CNN cooking food and very clearly explained why she uses her unwashed/bare hands when preparing food.

According to "popular" belief, that is how one transfers their "love" into the food for others to enjoy (feel the love).

As for the transfer of germs, bacteria, filth, etc., nothing was mentioned ;)

I... I'm skeptical about this. I've literally never heard this belief from any Korean women I've met. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying, that seem a bit unfair to call it "popular" belief, even if you are using quotation marks. I think that woman is just weird.

I think it probably relates to 손맛 (hand taste). This is super important in making makgeolli. That said, you still wash your damn hands first before mixing your rice and fermentation starter. Some ajummas just use water to clean, some go the whole nine with industrial soap than a thorough rinse. But to not do anything to your hands prior is absurd.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1281 on: September 30, 2016, 12:34:39 PM »
I give my coteachers handouts two weeks before the test. On the handout are around 25-30 questions. Every single one of those questions are lifted directly from the textbook, with the relevant page number at the end of the question. The students 'study' that work sheet for 2 weeks.
   Come test time, I ask 2 or 3 random questions from the sheet.

Of the 1,100 students who are tested by me (oh man, soooo burned out after that last student....) only about 5 or 6 have perfect scores. The average real score is about 50-60%, which through mathematical magic, is transfigurated to 80%.

I had that in girls middle last year, interviewing 700 students over a two week period.  I really liked it because you can actually put some names to faces and sometimes you'll get a student you didn't know was good (due to sheer volume) do really well. 

I gave the students a sheet with 10 questions on that they could write their answers for.  I am sat in the next room with a pot with ten chopsticks in.  At the bottom of each chopstick is a number between one and ten.  The students come in, sit down and randomly pick three and answer the questions.  Fair and not so repetitive. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1282 on: September 30, 2016, 12:39:30 PM »
Yes, 손맛.

She even fed the host with her bare hands, which was pretty funny.

I put the word in quotes, as I don't actually think that the belief is that "popular" these days, due to most people accepting science.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1283 on: September 30, 2016, 01:20:50 PM »
nice to know even the lunch ladies at my school don't wash their hands after using the toilet. and they have no shame either, walking right out of the stall and right by other teachers. but all the other teachers do it too so i guess it doesn't matter. i don't understand this obsession with rinsing the feet but hands are paid no attention even if you work with food. i remember my hairdresser using the bathroom and coming out to work on my hair without washing her hands and i've been in food places that have bathrooms with no sinks... this kind of stuff is so nasty to me.

Ive seen more bars of soap in urinals than i have next to sinks in Korea...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1284 on: September 30, 2016, 02:46:14 PM »
This drives me nuts.  My coteacher started doing this thing where when the students are loud she slams the metal door lock against the desk repeatedly.  So now the desk has all these chips in it.  She does it all the time now.  How can she possibly not notice she's destroying school property?  She's an animal.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1285 on: September 30, 2016, 03:08:02 PM »
I just got a huge bag of green beans from a teacher with a garden. I said thank you then ate a couple raw out of the bag, and a few coworkers started laughing and telling me I can't do that, then another one brought his phone over and showed me pictures of cooked green beans and how to eat them.

Not 10 minutes later, a different teacher starts eating them raw and no one says anything.

Yup! That's what its like being under a microscope. Everything you do is because you don't know better or because you're foreign, it's not allowed to just be a personal preference and left alone. Small annoyance, but still an annoyance nonetheless.

Weird. Today people are picking up all the things that really grind my gears here. Usually I don't complain.

But like, yeah - people watch your biz way too closely here.
Definitely an annoyance. I try not to let a lot of things bother me, but telling me how to eat is one of them. Like a low-key Joey.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 03:09:46 PM by HaLo3 »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1286 on: October 04, 2016, 12:32:37 PM »
Really hoping my 1st graders aren't little $h*ts today. Last week my coteacher actually gave them a harsh lecture after running crazy for the majority of my after school class. I hoping they haven't forgotten about it or that he'll give them a look when they come in the room or something.

Is it too much to ask that the kids enjoy crafts and coloring like American kids? I get it, English class is boring, they have no Korean teacher. They should be happy I let them color and do crafts that are vaguely English related.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1287 on: October 04, 2016, 12:48:34 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1288 on: October 04, 2016, 12:59:14 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.

RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0 November 23, 2016

Jack Roxby: I can't believe the flight I booked coincides with my winter camp!  >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1289 on: October 04, 2016, 01:03:07 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.

Yea I would say there's nothing wrong with just getting it booked.  Camp dates can easily be moved around/scheduled for when you're not on vacation.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1290 on: October 04, 2016, 01:13:02 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.

Seriously, just book it. I get so annoyed with foreign teachers lack of assertiveness, and then subsequent whining on waygook. Book it, and they'll fit the camp around you. They will. If they don't, you don't teach it. simple.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1291 on: October 04, 2016, 01:41:26 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.


Don't book it without telling them, but don't wait for them to tell you either.

Simply say "I really need to book my tickets because my family are waiting to hear when I will come. I have decided these dates. Please can you ask the Vice Principal for permission on NEIS, or do I need to do that myself? (Nicely...like you actually would sweetly go and ask the VP yourself) I will book next week. Thank you so much"

or something along those lines.  Don't ask but there is no need to be super pushy either.

I'll be doing the same next week, those UK flights are going up :(

« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 01:43:55 PM by Jennipennypie »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1292 on: October 04, 2016, 02:30:40 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.


Don't book it without telling them, but don't wait for them to tell you either.

Simply say "I really need to book my tickets because my family are waiting to hear when I will come. I have decided these dates. Please can you ask the Vice Principal for permission on NEIS, or do I need to do that myself? (Nicely...like you actually would sweetly go and ask the VP yourself) I will book next week. Thank you so much"

or something along those lines.  Don't ask but there is no need to be super pushy either.

I'll be doing the same next week, those UK flights are going up :(

What are the good buys at the moment? 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1293 on: October 04, 2016, 02:40:20 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.


Don't book it without telling them, but don't wait for them to tell you either.

Simply say "I really need to book my tickets because my family are waiting to hear when I will come. I have decided these dates. Please can you ask the Vice Principal for permission on NEIS, or do I need to do that myself? (Nicely...like you actually would sweetly go and ask the VP yourself) I will book next week. Thank you so much"

or something along those lines.  Don't ask but there is no need to be super pushy either.

I'll be doing the same next week, those UK flights are going up :(

What are the good buys at the moment?

I's been a bit bad as I haven't told my school yet.  I booked to fly to England on Christmas eve and coming back on January 7th.  Finnair flights all gone, for Christmas eve, day, and Boxing day, they are usually our first choice.  But we are leaving Incheon at 12:50am Christmas eve so will go straight to the airport after school on Friday, arriving in Leeds airport at 9am the same day.  Premium economy for me and the wife 2.7 million total.  That is with KLM.  Good timing and good price. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1294 on: October 04, 2016, 03:24:18 PM »
I am going home to England for my winter vacatation. So I want to book my flights ASAP to save myself a considerable amount of money. Everyone I ask seems to have no idea when I can take my vacation or when they intend to start and finish winter camp. Like seriously... no one has any idea? Is it that hard? When I push the question further they look like deers in the headlights, absolutely startled by my questions.

If I don't get an answer within a couple of weeks I will just go ahead and book when is convenient for me. I have asked enough times now.


Don't book it without telling them, but don't wait for them to tell you either.

Simply say "I really need to book my tickets because my family are waiting to hear when I will come. I have decided these dates. Please can you ask the Vice Principal for permission on NEIS, or do I need to do that myself? (Nicely...like you actually would sweetly go and ask the VP yourself) I will book next week. Thank you so much"

or something along those lines.  Don't ask but there is no need to be super pushy either.

I'll be doing the same next week, those UK flights are going up :(

That's really sound advice. I will take this approach but if i'm not close to getting an answer by friday I will go ahead and book my flight. If it coincides with camp... welllll they should of just figured it out when I asked (One time out of the 50 times I have already asked).I will still be going to England to enjoy a a beer or 100 with my mates with not a care in the world haha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1295 on: October 05, 2016, 09:00:38 AM »
We have been having exams this week, and yesterday, in the middle of the physics exam I was proctoring, the maintenance guy decided that now would be the perfect time to do construction work on the door of the classroom we were in. I just don't understand. We would have been done in 20 minutes, but you really had to do it right then?

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« Reply #1296 on: October 05, 2016, 09:10:49 AM »
Things I have endured over the last week.

ME: I need the DVD for the text book (asking since beginning of semester).
CT : I gave you CD.
Me: Yes, thank you but I need the DVD (shows CT on the web.)
CT: Yes, ok
this X over and over again.
 Eventually I ordered the DVD myself.

CT: Why did you get this from Gmarket, you can't buy it yourself. (I explain that I need the DVD and have been asking for it for a long time)...
CT: (after 15 minutes of explaining this over and over) Oh I didn't understand difference between CD and DVD
*roll my eyes soooooo hard*

CT: Matahari, we need to move your 6 open classes to next week. Please give us lesson plans today.
ME: Okay, I will do 3 today and 3 tomorrow.
CT : No, today.
ME: I have classes all day.
CT : Yes, today

CT: Matahari teacher we will clean on Friday for open classes.
ME: When will we clean because I have 8 classes on a Friday remember, so only time is lunchtime.
CT: Yes, you can clean lunchtime.
ME: But I need to eat at lunchtime.
CT: No, we clean lunchtime, I also have classes.
ME: Yes, but you only have 3 classes.
CT: *puts in earbuds*

Tonight I will drink wine. ALL the wine.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1297 on: October 05, 2016, 09:13:56 AM »
CT: Matahari teacher we will clean on Friday for open classes.
ME: When will we clean because I have 8 classes on a Friday remember, so only time is lunchtime.
CT: Yes, you can clean lunchtime.
ME: But I need to eat at lunchtime.
CT: No, we clean lunchtime, I also have classes.
ME: Yes, but you only have 3 classes.
CT: *puts in earbuds*

Tonight I will drink wine. ALL the wine.

Yeah, my lunch time is my time. That's a designated break. Leave me alone.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1298 on: October 05, 2016, 09:18:14 AM »
Things I have endured over the last week.

ME: I need the DVD for the text book (asking since beginning of semester).
CT : I gave you CD.
Me: Yes, thank you but I need the DVD (shows CT on the web.)
CT: Yes, ok
this X over and over again.
 Eventually I ordered the DVD myself.

CT: Why did you get this from Gmarket, you can't buy it yourself. (I explain that I need the DVD and have been asking for it for a long time)...
CT: (after 15 minutes of explaining this over and over) Oh I didn't understand difference between CD and DVD
*roll my eyes soooooo hard*

CT: Matahari, we need to move your 6 open classes to next week. Please give us lesson plans today.
ME: Okay, I will do 3 today and 3 tomorrow.
CT : No, today.
ME: I have classes all day.
CT : Yes, today

CT: Matahari teacher we will clean on Friday for open classes.
ME: When will we clean because I have 8 classes on a Friday remember, so only time is lunchtime.
CT: Yes, you can clean lunchtime.
ME: But I need to eat at lunchtime.
CT: No, we clean lunchtime, I also have classes.
ME: Yes, but you only have 3 classes.
CT: *puts in earbuds*

Tonight I will drink wine. ALL the wine.

Your textbook has a CD and a DVD?? Also, for the cleaning, I wouldn't do it. There is no way you can do eight classes in a day and clean without a lunch break. Just go to lunch.

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« Reply #1299 on: October 05, 2016, 09:39:26 AM »


Your textbook has a CD and a DVD?? Also, for the cleaning, I wouldn't do it. There is no way you can do eight classes in a day and clean without a lunch break. Just go to lunch.

Yeah the student book comes with a CD (that relates to a workbook) and the teachers book comes with a listening test CD (which relates to the workbook), neither relates to the actual activities in the student text book. So the student book will say DVD page 12, and I do not have the DVD. I can work without it, but of my 22 classes a week 15 are not repeated, so I do a total of 17 lesson plans a week (and yes, I have to do lesson plans) and then I have to prepare all the material for those classes on my own. I wanted the DVD, I needed the DVD. It's all just too much when I have the option of making my life easier. LOL I have to make my life easier.