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Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 1097213 times)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1360 on: October 08, 2016, 05:43:09 PM »
Just did some hiking around Seoraksan and seriously this 벌떡주 thing has got to stop. It now seems like every single vendor at every single trailhead of every single mountain now sells this stuff (not to mention every single 강원랜드 rest-stop). When I had just come to Korea and first saw this stuff I thought it was a cute local novelty and even bought a bottle. Now that I know it's everywhere it just seems lewd and obnoxious. Anyone who's spent any amount of time here knows exactly what a dick-headed bottle of alcohol represents and who it attracts.



Don't go anywhere near the mountains this month, by the way, especially to the GRAND OPEN trail by Osaek. An hour line just to get to the trailhead and then 4 hours walking single file to get through the 2km course.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1361 on: October 08, 2016, 06:02:28 PM »
the most annoying thing is when (usually) canadians compare korean winters to canadian winters like it's some kind of pissing contest

happens every year

Canada is the coldest country for E2s. We talk about the weather a lot in Canada. Please understand our unique situation.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1362 on: October 10, 2016, 05:53:22 AM »
Trying to enjoy the cool morning air as it wafts in from your window is impossible when it comes with sewage.

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« Reply #1363 on: October 10, 2016, 07:07:26 AM »

Don't go anywhere near the mountains this month, by the way, especially to the GRAND OPEN trail by Osaek. An hour line just to get to the trailhead and then 4 hours walking single file to get through the 2km course.

Oh kill me.

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« Reply #1364 on: October 10, 2016, 07:52:35 AM »

Don't go anywhere near the mountains this month, by the way, especially to the GRAND OPEN trail by Osaek. An hour line just to get to the trailhead and then 4 hours walking single file to get through the 2km course.

Oh kill me.

That's one thing that I dislike about this country. Everyone seems to do the same things at the same time. Ive been on a mountain in fall going up and down single file. It is not fun.

Also, because I have another rant......... I cant see clearly out of my left eye this morning. WTF.

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« Reply #1365 on: October 10, 2016, 07:58:35 AM »
Trying to enjoy the cool morning air as it wafts in from your window is impossible when it comes with sewage.

Or the sound of passersby hacking and spitting. I just gave up and sleep with my windows closed even when the weather is nice, so sick was I of waking up to that sound.

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« Reply #1366 on: October 10, 2016, 08:05:39 AM »
Second time stranded on the mainland over the weekend due to ferry cancellations. Thank goodness I've friends to crash with. Just sucked not being able to properly rest last night in my own place.

Thankfully I don't hear much hacking/spitting where I live. There are, however, many birds that enjoy shrieking outside the office window-- which is wide open during the mornings. I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is, because instead of pleasant chirping it's truly a screeching/shrieking cacophony.

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« Reply #1367 on: October 10, 2016, 08:13:58 AM »
I'm happy/mad. Turns out my school has a half day today to celebrate and have a ceremony for 10/10. No one told me.


Second time stranded on the mainland over the weekend due to ferry cancellations. Thank goodness I've friends to crash with. Just sucked not being able to properly rest last night in my own place.

Thankfully I don't hear much hacking/spitting where I live. There are, however, many birds that enjoy shrieking outside the office window-- which is wide open during the mornings. I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is, because instead of pleasant chirping it's truly a screeching/shrieking cacophony.
How did you make it to work?

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« Reply #1368 on: October 10, 2016, 08:16:58 AM »
Fortunately the ferries were up and running today! Never have I seen it so crowded! It was worse than Fridays after work. Had to get up super early in order to make it to port for an early boat. As luck would have it, my travel school is canceled today so I can just lesson plan and... maybe sneak in a few naps... hahah

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« Reply #1369 on: October 10, 2016, 08:17:08 AM »
My neighbors have added "blaring TV kept on past 3am" to their absolutely puzzling ability to slam their door with the same intensity as a sonic boom.  >:(


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« Reply #1370 on: October 10, 2016, 08:28:55 AM »
Fortunately the ferries were up and running today! Never have I seen it so crowded! It was worse than Fridays after work. Had to get up super early in order to make it to port for an early boat. As luck would have it, my travel school is canceled today so I can just lesson plan and... maybe sneak in a few naps... hahah
Haha, alright! Thats a nice break. Minus the ferry crowding.

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« Reply #1371 on: October 10, 2016, 08:34:23 AM »
There are, however, many birds that enjoy shrieking outside the office window-- which is wide open during the mornings. I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is, because instead of pleasant chirping it's truly a screeching/shrieking cacophony.

The two noisiest birds in Korea (in my opinion) are the Korean Magpie, and the Korean subspecies of the Eurasian Jay.
Link will send you to a recording of the damn things.

I live in a more rural area as well, so I too am blessed with hearing their screams -- starting from around 5 am to about 7pm.  >:(
Still prefer it to old men horking, though.

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« Reply #1372 on: October 10, 2016, 08:55:08 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

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« Reply #1373 on: October 10, 2016, 09:21:20 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

I believe it's aviatologist. :azn:

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« Reply #1374 on: October 10, 2016, 09:32:25 AM »
I'm happy/mad. Turns out my school has a half day today to celebrate and have a ceremony for 10/10. No one told me.


I'm in the same boat. I was meant to start a 2 week exam today with my grade 1 middle schoolers at my main school. However, I showed up to an almost empty school (only about 5 staff members, including myself are here) and no students; I have no idea why no one is here either haha. It's just a regular day on the school schedule.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1375 on: October 10, 2016, 09:35:32 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

I believe it's aviatologist. :azn:

I too am not an ornery theologist ornithologist, but a quick wiki search tells me that (not counting the ones here on Waygook) there are 6 different species of cuckoos here in South Korea, so it probably was a cuckoo.  :smiley:
Also, some wood doves can sound a bit cuckooish as well.
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« Reply #1376 on: October 10, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Second time stranded on the mainland over the weekend due to ferry cancellations. Thank goodness I've friends to crash with. Just sucked not being able to properly rest last night in my own place.

Thankfully I don't hear much hacking/spitting where I live. There are, however, many birds that enjoy shrieking outside the office window-- which is wide open during the mornings. I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is, because instead of pleasant chirping it's truly a screeching/shrieking cacophony.
 

Well, the birds do live in Korea..where shrieking and screeching are pretty commonplace, especially among the dirtbag ajusshis here.

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« Reply #1377 on: October 10, 2016, 10:50:32 AM »
I'm happy/mad. Turns out my school has a half day today to celebrate and have a ceremony for 10/10. No one told me.
I'm more on the mad spectrum now. Turns out there is no school at all today and no one told me.

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« Reply #1378 on: October 10, 2016, 10:52:55 AM »

Well, the birds do live in Korea..where shrieking and screeching are pretty commonplace, especially among the dirtbag ajusshis here.

I'm fortunate that in my rural area it's pretty quiet (maybe since all the ajusshis are spread out over the country lol). Other than the screeching birds, hahah. Honestly, I don't recall hearing this type of bird call before living here.


The two noisiest birds in Korea (in my opinion) are the Korean Magpie, and the Korean subspecies of the Eurasian Jay.
Link will send you to a recording of the damn things.

I live in a more rural area as well, so I too am blessed with hearing their screams -- starting from around 5 am to about 7pm.  >:(
Still prefer it to old men horking, though.

Somewhat like the Eurasian jay but shriller (and screechier?) I think. And I also prefer bird sounds to that of old men being drunk or hacking up gunk.

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« Reply #1379 on: October 10, 2016, 10:57:01 AM »
The Korean Magpie (까치) is pretty much the loudest bird here that I've encountered on a regular basis.

I think they're pretty, but wtf, they always sound like they're killing each other.