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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4200 on: March 17, 2017, 12:47:55 PM »
This is crazy:

http://aqicn.org/map/#@g/36.7378/130.0781/7z

Getting worse in 'Murica, too:

http://aqicn.org/map/northamerica/#@g/31.5688/-107.2266/3z
It's been getting worse all week here. I was going to walk around Hwaseong Fortress on Sunday, but if the smog doesn't clear then forget it.

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« Reply #4201 on: March 17, 2017, 01:31:55 PM »
My after school class starts on Monday and I haven't prepared anything, I'm not super organized so I'm more angry at myself for not thinking about it sooner.


Let's make name cards and play pass the ball for 2 hours ~~ Yay!

I've never had after school with 3-4th grades before so I really have no idea.

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« Reply #4202 on: March 17, 2017, 01:45:37 PM »
It's been getting worse all week here. I was going to walk around Hwaseong Fortress on Sunday, but if the smog doesn't clear then forget it.

Saw this in today's paper:
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Most of Korea's electricity is generated from coal and other fossil fuels, and pressure is growing against consuming fossil fuels in the face of climate change.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/03/371_225852.html

Korea's receiving pressure from outside countries. Will this cause a change? I hope so.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4203 on: March 17, 2017, 02:01:04 PM »
I need a cookie when I get home.

Some kids have two dads, some have two moms. And legend has it....... some even have trans-parent.

Yes, it's a rather transforming experience.

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« Reply #4204 on: March 17, 2017, 02:14:17 PM »
Food was so bad at lunch today and 95% starch carbs....
Maybe I will just go for BBQ or a burger after work instead of making pasta tonight. Hard to choose when your watching eating challenge videos 8).

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« Reply #4205 on: March 17, 2017, 03:33:31 PM »
You can be the next Sam Hammington. 화이팅!

Don't do this. Please. This video is enough to put anyone off for a few days.


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« Reply #4206 on: March 17, 2017, 03:43:43 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

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« Reply #4207 on: March 17, 2017, 04:43:58 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?
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« Reply #4208 on: March 20, 2017, 07:26:30 AM »
There is no hatred greater than my hatred for Korean Banks.

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« Reply #4209 on: March 20, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

The hardest thing watching that is knowing that deep down he must be mortified. Just pure cringe turned up to 11, but he has to just get on with it.
Still, must be making good money. I imagine those possible TV/RADIO/AD gigs must be worth more than the average ESL job.


Also side note - why are there so many Korean/English speaking dudes on TV? I've yet to see a woman. Not complaining, just think it's interesting.

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« Reply #4210 on: March 20, 2017, 08:25:47 AM »
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Also side note - why are there so many Korean/English speaking dudes on TV? I've yet to see a woman. Not complaining, just think it's interesting.

Yes, I'd like to think it's down to them being more discerning but I guess it's more likely due to the fact that fewer of them settle down with Korean spouses and make a real effort to learn the language. Aside from Unusual Summit, which seems to be all blokes I would guesstimate that like with most things here, an attractive female would have an advantage over any guys applying for a TV role.

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« Reply #4211 on: March 20, 2017, 08:37:45 AM »
Went to a cookie shop in Gyeongridan yesterday and ordered 2 cookies, PB and chocolate chip. The girl gave me pb and double chocolate. When I corrected her, she just quickly nodded and kept doing what she was doing. I corrected her again and she nodded and kept going, then added a choco chip. My bf was paying and was charged for all three cookies (its cheap, not really a big deal, but still) while the other two workers had understood me the first time and were trying to correct her as well, but she just wouldn't listen. Again, not a big deal, just annoying.

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« Reply #4212 on: March 20, 2017, 08:59:32 AM »
I'm in a bad mood.

Friday's trip to the spa was ruined by some foreign meatheads.  Just for once can I go out somewhere that isn't gatecrashed by Ryan Lochte frat boy douche bags?  How loud do you need to be?  Really?  Are Ric Flair style "woo"s appropriate in a public bath?  Why in the living name of f**k are you shouting "yea" at each other?  Can you not hear your booming voices echoing in that room while people are trying to relax?  Cool pepsi logo tattoo on your arm by the way "bro".

It's cold today.  Probably colder than it was at the end of last week (when we were able to have the heating on).  Can't have the heating on today though because it's now Spring.  Yea it's freezing in the office but the calendar doesn't lie!

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Me:  Ah thank you, yes I think I have.
Teacher 2:  No he hasn't, it's just that he had a hair cut.
   

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« Reply #4213 on: March 20, 2017, 09:43:35 AM »
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Also side note - why are there so many Korean/English speaking dudes on TV? I've yet to see a woman. Not complaining, just think it's interesting.

Yes, I'd like to think it's down to them being more discerning but I guess it's more likely due to the fact that fewer of them settle down with Korean spouses and make a real effort to learn the language. Aside from Unusual Summit, which seems to be all blokes I would guesstimate that like with most things here, an attractive female would have an advantage over any guys applying for a TV role.

There is that Italian lady with the comically annoying voice.
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« Reply #4214 on: March 20, 2017, 09:47:57 AM »
^it's the same with korean TV in general.

just randomly flick through the channels one night and you'll see that something like 95% of the people on TV are dudes.

the few woman on TV are mainly just there as eye candy.

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« Reply #4215 on: March 20, 2017, 10:46:20 AM »

Teacher 1:  The Arm, have you lost weight, you're looking slim.
Me:  Ah thank you, yes I think I have.
Teacher 2:  No he hasn't, it's just that he had a hair cut.
 
i know. on friday:

teacher one: are you sick?
me: no
teacher one: you look sick.

teacher two: are you sick?
me: no
teacher two: oh. well, your face looks different. strange. more red. why is it so red? strange.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4216 on: March 20, 2017, 12:30:13 PM »
^it's the same with korean TV in general.

just randomly flick through the channels one night and you'll see that something like 95% of the people on TV are dudes.

the few woman on TV are mainly just there as eye candy.

Or chubby female comedians who only have one repeating act.
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« Reply #4217 on: March 20, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us. 


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« Reply #4218 on: March 20, 2017, 01:03:40 PM »
WTactualF....... I was so hungry but after a few seconds of that I just feel revolted. Was this on Korean TV?  :huh:

Yes unfortunately this really is what passes for entertainment here these days. Why waste money making quality drama or documentaries when you can film a chubby nobody eating nosily?

I'm starting to reach my limit with Korean tv.  It really is the same thing, with the same people, repeated over and over again.  My wife has told me in no uncertain terms to STFU about it.  ;D I have a theory about why Koreans seem to be so obsessed about those programs where they are essentially watching other normal/celebrity people doing something banal.  I'm sure it has something to do with hierarchy in Korea and that you don't really get to know people unless they are introduced by someone else or are family.  There is just that curiosity, because they don't know how other people live.  Just a theory mind.

On another note:  PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. RAIN CATS AND DOGS!  It is almost ten straight dusty days.  I wanna go out hiking.  Please spare a thought for our Chinese brothers and sisters who have it even worse than us.

Every country has it's share of trash tv with random people. Just look at Springer, or Maury, or Dr. Phil or Jeremy Kyle or Steve Wilkos or the billions of judge shows. For North America we weem to banish those shows to daytime tv rather than prime time tho. Also, for the record I love trashy tv. I still refuse to marry someone unless they propose to me on Springer. It's just different kinds of garbage programming in different countries.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4219 on: March 20, 2017, 01:05:25 PM »
I feel like I am filtering the entire atmosphere of Incheon with my lungs, and they are definitely not up to the task. My face just exploded with symptoms. We need a downpour or a stiff breeze or something; I've never reacted this badly before. Maybe it's the new 3rd graders; they are veritable Petri dishes of disease.

Has anyone else been hit hard by the dust season this time round? I usually have zero problems related to my lungs or breathing, even when suffering from a nasty cold.

 



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