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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3080 on: December 12, 2016, 12:20:09 PM »
I have to wait until the 28th to see Rogue One!!! C'mon, that's like 2 weeks after the premiere in Slovakia and Cambodia and everywhere else in the bloody world. FFS This does not make me happy.  I was going to see it for my birthday, which was the original world release date. Now I'm sad.

This is the first I've heard of this. I just looked and you are right.
What. The. FUUCK. I had assumed it was this Thursday/Friday like the rest of the developed world... I had planned out my whole day Friday around this :cry: i didn't even check, becuase why would I?

Force Awakens came out the same time here as everywhere else. Why the hell are they pushing this one back two weeks?! Why are they doing this to me?

yeah this is ridiculous. most major western movies actually release here 1 or 2 days BEFORE the international premieres.

but then you get some that will come out here like 1 or 2 months after it's been released internationally.

it probably has something to do with the korean movie release schedule. i think korean movies get 1st priority and there are probably some big korean movies coming out in the next few weeks. that would be my guess anyway. recently Hollywood movies have been absolutely crushing korean movies here at the box office so they are probably scared to release Rogue One at the same time lest it crush these poor korean films.
Usually the ones that are super delayed are the animated ones so that they have time to dub them for the kids, rather than just sub. Frozen and now Moana both took a few months. It's a little confusing why this one is delayed since we always get the big ones early, but your theory about Korean movies vs Rogue One makes sense.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3081 on: December 12, 2016, 12:21:58 PM »
Yeah, I think it is time to get out of this teaching thing. Right now I have kids climbing all over me, grabbing me and my hair and it is 20 minutes before class and I want to scream at them to shut the f*%k up and get the hell out. I just don't think I can deal with this anymore. I don't quite think I have felt like this before, not this level annoyance at a bunch of 1st graders (elementary).

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I feel for you. Every Thursday I wake up with a feeling of dread: 1st grade, 7th period. There's 5 in the clas but I only ever up with 4 of them. 40 minutes of hell. My coteacher walked in last week just as I was yelling "Yaaaaa!!!" at them. And guess what, just to make it worse, this year's winter camp they decided it would be good to include 1st and 2nd grade. I mean whhhhyyyyy??? Thank god I managed to negotiate 2 periods only with them. But oh god, 2 periods 3 days back to back...  :shocked:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3082 on: December 12, 2016, 12:41:26 PM »
CoT keeps trying to sell me on teaching those online classes. She seems to have realized I am not interested (kept pausing after talking up the program as if waiting for me to respond with YES) and finally directly asked me why. Can't very well tell her I don't like teaching elementary sooo... just said I don't like online classes. Which isn't entirely untrue anyway.

And honestly I'd rather just have some more time to do other things, even if it's just refining lessons and making more materials or even deskwarming.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3083 on: December 12, 2016, 12:59:17 PM »
4D is basically poison.


But, not like literally.

CoT today asked, "Perhaps you know kimchi??"  Nah shite, what's on our lunches everyday?

This is just a bit of referrential humour. My favourite kind.

I have never actually seen that kind of movie. The price and my queasiness put me off.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3084 on: December 12, 2016, 01:00:22 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:

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« Reply #3085 on: December 12, 2016, 01:03:21 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3086 on: December 12, 2016, 01:04:33 PM »
Kids can't have knives for the cooking class in winter camp, but they can have box cutters in their pencil cases.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3087 on: December 12, 2016, 01:13:07 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

"....is certainly from German Arbeit, but the Japanese brought it to Korea"

Ho-Min Sohn is a well-respected academic. I'm goin with him

u were sayin?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3088 on: December 12, 2016, 01:16:30 PM »
Kids can't have knives for the cooking class in winter camp, but they can have box cutters in their pencil cases.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Kids cutting themselves due to a careless school policy, is far different than you and your coteacher shouldering the burden of responsibility for allowing knives to be used during your English camp.

Thank her.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3089 on: December 12, 2016, 01:27:10 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

You will find many of the borrowed words in Korean (from Euro languages) came via Japan.

빵 from the Japanese パン Pan from the Portuguese Pão.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3090 on: December 12, 2016, 01:29:52 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

"....is certainly from German Arbeit, but the Japanese brought it to Korea"

Ho-Min Sohn is a well-respected academic. I'm goin with him

u were sayin?
I'm sticking with Dick! ;)

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It is German, not Japanese, nor Konglish.

Make the same claim about a word like "fighting" and I would agree with you on all accounts, but not arbeit.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3091 on: December 12, 2016, 01:36:14 PM »
Kids can't have knives for the cooking class in winter camp, but they can have box cutters in their pencil cases.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Kids cutting themselves due to a careless school policy, is far different than you and your coteacher shouldering the burden of responsibility for allowing knives to be used during your English camp.

Thank her.

Side of caution...
Yeah less of a risk of cutting themselves is always a good thing. I understand her annoyance though because it does (to me, at least) seem irritating for them to say one thing but be fine with something else that's basically the same. No one in our school is allowed to do anything with food anymore, because the principal is worried about their health. This is the same school that doesn't have toilet paper or soap in any of the bathrooms, and where teachers come to school sick and with a fever.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3092 on: December 12, 2016, 01:36:15 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

"....is certainly from German Arbeit, but the Japanese brought it to Korea"

Ho-Min Sohn is a well-respected academic. I'm goin with him

u were sayin?
I'm sticking with Dick! ;)

http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/dicks-17/

It is German, not Japanese, nor Konglish.

Make the same claim about a word like "fighting" and I would agree with you on all accounts, but not arbeit.

No one is disputing it is German. The Japanese borrowed it from German, incorporated it into their language and then introduced it into Korean some time later.

German->Japanese->Korean

Without the Japanese part of the flow chart the word would not be used in Korea.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3093 on: December 12, 2016, 01:39:12 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:
It is because it doesn't, and you are wrong.

It is German.

It has nothing to do with Japan.

Why do you think that it does?

"....is certainly from German Arbeit, but the Japanese brought it to Korea"

Ho-Min Sohn is a well-respected academic. I'm goin with him

u were sayin?
I'm sticking with Dick! ;)

http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/dicks-17/

It is German, not Japanese, nor Konglish.

Make the same claim about a word like "fighting" and I would agree with you on all accounts, but not arbeit.
A) We're all in agreement that it's German. But it was introduced to Korea by the Japanese.
B) You are citing an entertainment website, not an academic source.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3094 on: December 12, 2016, 01:46:30 PM »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3095 on: December 12, 2016, 02:22:57 PM »
I spent all afternoon yesterday making wassail to bring for all the teachers to try, and I brought it today because my coteacher said there was a meeting. I figured that would be the perfect time to share it, so I lug the drink to school only to find out this afternoon that there’s no meeting today. Surprise! Why do I still believe anything anyone says. Why do I try to do nice things when it never seems to work out.

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« Reply #3096 on: December 12, 2016, 02:22:57 PM »
Imagine literally citing eatyourkimchi for anything.

Pecan doesn't annoy me nearly as much as he seems to annoy other people but this right here was truly a disgrace lmao

One of the most well-published Korean Language academics vs EYK

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #3097 on: December 12, 2016, 02:55:39 PM »
 :wink:

What can I say?

Sorry.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3098 on: December 12, 2016, 03:30:01 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:

The funny thing is, my students, and (most) of my co-teachers love Japan. I have students that try to be funny by saying things to me in Japanese. When I reply in Japanese they start freaking out a bit haha. When we done a project on other countries a couple months ago, my students were fighting over which group got to study Japan haha.

My co-teacher at my main school (who is the music teacher and speaks no English) has a bunch of pillows on her desk chair that all have Hiragana / Katakana on them. The English teacher at my main school has been to Japan a few times, and enjoys going there. One of the Korean teachers (who retired at the end of the last semester), actually asked the English teacher, to ask me, to help him learn Japanese once they found out I know a bit. :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3099 on: December 12, 2016, 03:32:42 PM »
I understand why Korean people are so sensitive about Japan, but what I don't understand is when they try to claim something small and insignificant doesn't come from Japan. Teaching the Konglish class when we got to "arbeit" meaning part-time job and I mentioned that this is the word that Japan uses, which is why it came to Korea and they all vehemently deny that suck a thing could happen ...  :blank:

The funny thing is, my students, and (most) of my co-teachers love Japan. I have students that try to be funny by saying things to me in Japanese. When I reply in Japanese they start freaking out a bit haha. When we done a project on other countries a couple months ago, my students were fighting over which group got to study Japan haha.

My co-teacher at my main school (who is the music teacher and speaks no English) has a bunch of pillows on her desk chair that all have Hiragana / Katakana on them. The English teacher at my main school has been to Japan a few times, and enjoys going there. One of the Korean teachers (who retired at the end of the last semester), actually asked the English teacher, to ask me, to help him learn Japanese once they found out I know a bit. :P

A goodly number of my students are interested in Japan as well, some even saying random words-- I like to throw some basic phrases/questions at them and they get so surprised  :laugh: And in my main school, nobody seems to find Japan offensive (several teachers have gone there for vacation or are planning to) except for admin. creep but he generally acts as though there's a stick up his rear.