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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3620 on: December 29, 2016, 03:04:49 PM »

Yup, the donkas kind.  A literal tragedy.  I assumed all the kimbaps were the same until I heard them talking about donkas.  I had been eating some with some weird unknown possible vegetable.

If you haven't had the 돈까스 김밥 from the 고봉민 (Gobongmin) shops I'd suggest giving it a try. One of my faves  ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3621 on: December 29, 2016, 03:07:03 PM »
Today has been a really mixed bag. On the one hand, someone brought a bunch of food and the principal just came around giving big bags of ddok to everyone for ddokguk. That was really nice.

On the other hand I had to do a ton of work on short notice and felt really sick today and wanted to go home and my computer is acting up so I can't listen to music and now I'm mad at my boyfriend so just generally in a terrible mood.

I want to be happy because of the food and the ddok but I'm just like
 >:( >:( >:( :evil: :evil: :evil: :undecided: :undecided: :undecided: :cry: :cry: :cry:

« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 03:16:55 PM by moonbrie »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3622 on: December 29, 2016, 03:08:16 PM »

Yup, the donkas kind.  A literal tragedy.  I assumed all the kimbaps were the same until I heard them talking about donkas.  I had been eating some with some weird unknown possible vegetable.

If you haven't had the 돈까스 김밥 from the 고봉민 (Gobongmin) shops I'd suggest giving it a try. One of my faves  ;D

Is that a regional franchise? I've never seen one in Seoul.

I've seen them in Gyeonggi-do for sure. Not sure about Seoul proper. There's one in my neighborhood of Ulsan though so I think it's national.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3623 on: December 29, 2016, 07:58:16 PM »
Yup, the donkas kind.  A literal tragedy.  I assumed all the kimbaps were the same until I heard them talking about donkas.  I had been eating some with some weird unknown possible vegetable.
OK.

This is a rant thread (I get it), and I know you aren't looking for a solution.

That said, it doesn't sound like this is much a priority to you. If it were, you would bring or order your own food, rather than continually sponge off of the good graces of your colleagues.

I mean, what breed of ingrate complains about free food that they DON'T have to eat in the first place?

This is a situation of your own design.

Most "adults" take ownership and responsibility to plan ahead and provide for themselves, do they not?

What are we missing?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3624 on: December 30, 2016, 07:48:46 AM »
Yup, the donkas kind.  A literal tragedy.  I assumed all the kimbaps were the same until I heard them talking about donkas.  I had been eating some with some weird unknown possible vegetable.
OK.

This is a rant thread (I get it), and I know you aren't looking for a solution.

That said, it doesn't sound like this is much a priority to you. If it were, you would bring or order your own food, rather than continually sponge off of the good graces of your colleagues.

I mean, what breed of ingrate complains about free food that they DON'T have to eat in the first place?

This is a situation of your own design.

Most "adults" take ownership and responsibility to plan ahead and provide for themselves, do they not?

What are we missing?

It's not free.  It comes out of the money I pay in to the teacher fund.

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« Reply #3625 on: December 30, 2016, 07:51:48 AM »
Yup, the donkas kind.  A literal tragedy.  I assumed all the kimbaps were the same until I heard them talking about donkas.  I had been eating some with some weird unknown possible vegetable.
OK.

This is a rant thread (I get it), and I know you aren't looking for a solution.

That said, it doesn't sound like this is much a priority to you. If it were, you would bring or order your own food, rather than continually sponge off of the good graces of your colleagues.

I mean, what breed of ingrate complains about free food that they DON'T have to eat in the first place?

This is a situation of your own design.

Most "adults" take ownership and responsibility to plan ahead and provide for themselves, do they not?

What are we missing?

How do you know it was free though? When my school orders food to share like this, it comes out of a fund we've all been paying into.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2016, 07:58:34 AM by Ajahya »

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« Reply #3626 on: December 30, 2016, 07:53:22 AM »
My apologies.

If that is the case, I totally understand your frustration.

Can you simply opt out?

I did with the school cafeteria, and they only require me to now pay a modest amount into the "office fund", as I only drink the water.

I don't envy you.

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« Reply #3627 on: December 30, 2016, 07:55:04 AM »
Yeah and since they've also had me pay for lunch before I was confused about whether the teacher fund was covering it or if they were just being nice and sharing with me and that made me even more uncomfortable.  I just want it to be the regular semester where I'm 100% sure I'm paying and I get all my own food.

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« Reply #3628 on: December 30, 2016, 09:57:57 AM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

It's fairly common for the remaining teachers to order delivery and eat it communally during seasonal breaks. It's happened at all of the schools I've worked at, at least.

I tend to just bring my own food so I don't have to worry about it, but I'm soooooo far past the point of caring what my coworkers think of me as a result. Maybe sixtieshappy isn't there yet.
I understand some teachers wanting to order and eat together (I've never participated due to dietary restrictions).

I was seeking clarification, as the user made it sound like he/she didn't have an option,

Yeah basically I'm never kept abreast of what's going on.

Many days last year we'd all go to a restaurant by our school whose food I really liked but was also communal.  So I wouldn't want to bring my own food in case we ended up going there.  Sometimes they make me pay and order individual portions from some delivery service.  Yesterday my ct yammered something about how when I have camp in a few weeks I'm just going to be eating "bread and juice" that the students have as their snack for my lunch because she can order me extra.  Today the teachers ordered communal food that just showed up and no one asked me to pay.

It stressed me out today because I eat a LOT.  The female teachers basically pick at everything and eat what looks like 100 calories worth.  The only person who eats as much as me is the PE/disciplinarian teacher.  They got four rows of kimbap and there were four of us, so naturally I want them to split it four ways so I can have my own in front of me that no one else touches but of course they keep them all in the middle and the more appealing one was further away from me.  And then they made two individual sized bowls of instant ramen for the four of us to split ffs.

I eat a lot, too, which surprises people because I'm so thin, but a single roll of kimbap and half of a cup noodle is definitely not enough for me. I would be so upset. :sad: The other thing about sharing kimbap, especially if there is someone else who also eats a lot, is that I'm also a slow eater. I try to eat faster to at least keep up with everyone but for some reason I can't seem to. :sad: :sad: :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3629 on: December 30, 2016, 11:03:13 AM »
Well, some of the worst little shits showed up for camp. But, it's almost over.  :undecided:

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« Reply #3630 on: December 30, 2016, 12:26:05 PM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

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« Reply #3631 on: December 30, 2016, 12:39:11 PM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

Nah, all of those things sound terrible to me, too. I'd become a hermit if I had to deal with that crap on a regular basis.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3632 on: December 30, 2016, 01:19:00 PM »
Well, some of the worst little shits showed up for camp. But, it's almost over.  :undecided:

The kids the mothers most want a break from are the ones most likely to be at the English camp in some cases. I swear some K-mothers are treating English camps / afterschool English classes as a babysitting service. There's also a hope their kid will learn some English while there.

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« Reply #3633 on: December 30, 2016, 01:26:22 PM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

Nah, all of those things sound terrible to me, too. I'd become a hermit if I had to deal with that crap on a regular basis.

I'd rather just chill without any frills. And I used to be in theatre, haha

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« Reply #3634 on: December 30, 2016, 02:10:52 PM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

Hmm, well the first interesting thing about me is that I am very easily annoyed / angered. The second thing is that I hate stupid games and icebreaker activities. The third interesting thing about me is that I hate the idiot that suggested we do this. :shocked: Oh, no! Was that not in my head?!



I agree with you. I would much rather be having a beer (maybe not a beer... I prefer coffee or 막걸리 lol) and just chilling.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3635 on: December 30, 2016, 10:15:06 PM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

Yes.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3636 on: December 31, 2016, 10:14:19 AM »
A compilation of foreigner based rants.  They've been building up for a while but are all around one theme:  Is it too much to ask to meet normal people?  Just one normal person?

These have all happened this past year:

- A dinner with a big group made up of smaller groups of friends.  "Oh hey, let's go around the table and everyone say three interesting things about themselves".  What?  No!!  Who is that fun for?

- "Why don't we just order one of everything and all share?"  No!!  I'm not paying for a meal and ending up eating two spoonfuls of food.

- We're having a party at the weekend if you want to come?
   Me:  Sounds good!
   Yea it's an Oscars themed movie party.  We're going to all dress as movie stars!
   Me:  :huh:

I think my point is; whatever happened to just having some beers and talking or just eating normally and talking.  Why does everything have to be a "quirky" game, or have a "whacky" theme?

Thoughts?  Am I a grumpy old man?   :laugh:

Hmm, well the first interesting thing about me is that I am very easily annoyed / angered. The second thing is that I hate stupid games and icebreaker activities. The third interesting thing about me is that I hate the idiot that suggested we do this. :shocked: Oh, no! Was that not in my head?!



I agree with you. I would much rather be having a beer (maybe not a beer... I prefer coffee or 막걸리 lol) and just chilling.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3637 on: December 31, 2016, 10:57:50 AM »
is it a rule on korean tv that you can only talk when you're chewing food? it's disgusting

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« Reply #3638 on: January 02, 2017, 12:48:57 PM »
Day 1 of camp started out stressfully. I took out my usb from my office computer to take to the English room and then I lost it. It's really small so I think it's gone for good. I checked all my pockets and my path to and from the English room as well as around my desk but no dice. Thankfully I'd already transferred all the important stuff to my new computer so I could just email it to myself but ughhh. That was frustrating.

The boys don't take the projects seriously and so finish quickly but the girls are really into them so at least a bit more than half the class are interested. We did facepainting today and some of the girls really impressed me with their work!

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« Reply #3639 on: January 02, 2017, 01:09:12 PM »
Woke up sick this morning  :sad:

But there's no afternoon classes!  :smiley:

But I still have to stay until 4:25  :cry: