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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4240 on: March 23, 2017, 09:39:09 AM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

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« Reply #4241 on: March 23, 2017, 09:55:41 AM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You have got it wrong.

I don't shave my beard.

NOT shaving is the natural state.

Why DO you shave?


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« Reply #4242 on: March 23, 2017, 10:06:19 AM »
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Why DO you shave?

Because it looks better and it doesn't itch. I can feel another poll coming

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« Reply #4243 on: March 23, 2017, 10:58:47 AM »
MY new KET is a candy man. This is how he controls a class. So spawn of satan Grade 4-2 got punished by me by having the fun activity removed from the lesson but KET gave them candy (to keep them calm, I am told) even though they were acting up like 2yr olds throwing a tantrum.

Grade 4-1 got nothing and they were perfectly awesome.

Where is the logic?
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« Reply #4244 on: March 23, 2017, 11:01:51 AM »
I feel like some adult Koreans ask "Why?" about strange things.  Like, it's just my opinion/preference. 

"Why do you do that?"
"I just like '________.'"
"But WHYYY?"

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« Reply #4245 on: March 23, 2017, 12:26:27 PM »
Next class about to start in 5 minutes.

I am not ready. Because allergies.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4246 on: March 23, 2017, 12:34:16 PM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

So what happened? That's categorically false - if you're paying into the national health care plan, then you're covered, unless you've already somehow used your quota of free cleanings, etc. Although I don't think X-rays are covered. Maybe they are? I'm not sure.

But yeah - tell them to shove it with the 'not Korean' biz.

It was my first cleaning I'd had with my insurance. My limited Korean and their limited English meant I had to pay so now I've *sigh* tattled to my coteacher so hopefully she can help. What a bogus and completely trite experience. YOU ARE DIFFERENT AND THEREFORE YOU MUST PAY.

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« Reply #4247 on: March 23, 2017, 12:39:56 PM »
Just had an enormously frustrating moment. Asked my Grade 5's if they knew the game hangman. *blank stares*, so I say ok I will show you. I draw one line on the board as the first letter of a word and the students start shouting for the KET, before I have even had a chance to draw the second line.

I hadn't even started to explain. Give me fu--ing 5 seconds man! I told my KET that I didn't need his help and half way through the review I introduced hangman following a process of how do you spell that? Can you guess this word? Tell me the alphabet letters. I draw the hangman as we go. (Which was exactly how I was going to introduce it ANYWAY! One minute tops of showing how the game works and boom, full understanding without any translation in under a goddamn minute).

I am not mad at the students or CT. I am mad at whoever taught these kids that it is okay to scream for a korean translation before even giving the GET time to show anything. I'm mad at spoon feeding.
I'm mad that this school made me do 38 80 minute full lesson plans for the entire year's after school program and had me do it in 2 days. They told me to email it by yesterday lunch, I did. Then get told to send by cool messenger this morning - so I did. Then I get a phone call to say bring it to me on your usb. My usb is in the classroom set up for a lesson in less than 2 minutes. You can just damn wait.  I'm mad at the world!

I am mad that I signed on for another year of this crap. (okay but only because of this school, my other schools are awesome).

I'm grumpy. Overreacting. Maybe I need a snickers.
I can relate.  I had my first afterschool class yesterday, mostly 1st grade middle school.  The topic was prepositions of place (on, over, in front of, behind, etc). I know they learn these in elementary, so I thought this would be an easy review lesson.
A few minutes after the class ends, one of my co-teachers comes to my desk to tell me the students came to her to complain that they could not understand me!
They did the activities and games well.  They did well on the worksheet.
It's the one class I teach alone, and I wonder if they really didn't understand me or if they just panicked because there wasn't a Korean teacher there to translate every word I said.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4248 on: March 23, 2017, 12:40:05 PM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You should ask them why they like the same stereotypical Korean haircut that all Korean guys have, big circle shaped glasses, or whatever trend that everyone is participating in at the time, next time.

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« Reply #4249 on: March 23, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »
Went to the dentist yesterday. Got a standard cleaning/X-ray. Proudly whip out my little health insurance card/ARC and they tell me my visit isn't covered because I'm "not Korean." What the ever-loving heck?

So what happened? That's categorically false - if you're paying into the national health care plan, then you're covered, unless you've already somehow used your quota of free cleanings, etc. Although I don't think X-rays are covered. Maybe they are? I'm not sure.

But yeah - tell them to shove it with the 'not Korean' biz.

It was my first cleaning I'd had with my insurance. My limited Korean and their limited English meant I had to pay so now I've *sigh* tattled to my coteacher so hopefully she can help. What a bogus and completely trite experience. YOU ARE DIFFERENT AND THEREFORE YOU MUST PAY.

How much was it?

Around 70,000. Maybe it makes me a ~cheap foreigner~ but it's just the principle of the thing. I would've paid it without thinking if they hadn't said "You are not Korean, your Korean insurance is no good here."

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« Reply #4250 on: March 23, 2017, 12:55:43 PM »
"Why do you raise your beard?"

I don't know why this is a questions that Koreans ask.  I can kind of understand new students asking this, but I don't know why an adult would (random people in school). 

The reason it bugs me so much is because they're never satisifed with the answer I give; "I just like beards".

Yes but what's the reason?
There's no other reason?
Is that really the only reason?

What do you want from me?!!  That I'm on the lam from the police and it's a convenient disguise?  I just like beards!

They've got me doubting myself now.  Why do I have a beard??

You should ask them why they like the same stereotypical Korean haircut that all Korean guys have, big circle shaped glasses, or whatever trend that everyone is participating in at the time, next time.

This winter's trend was:

A turtle neck with an extra high neck. A long coat that comes down to about the knee or mid upper leg. A bowl cut. Round glasses (optional). Jeans that are 2 inches too short.

We played a drinking game at a bar one night where we had drink each time one of the aforementioned "Korean Male Winter 2016-17 look" walked into the bar. The bar had to shut down after 90 minutes becuase every drop of alcohol in the bar had been consumed due to the massive influx of bowl cutted, turtleneck wearing dudes.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4251 on: March 23, 2017, 01:01:03 PM »

I'm grumpy. Overreacting. Maybe I need a snickers.

Ha, I've totally stress eaten a snickers after annoying classes (almost always first graders).

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« Reply #4252 on: March 23, 2017, 01:14:53 PM »
Today's gripes:

1) The classroom is not the place for sick people. If you're sick, stay home. If your parents/guardians insist you come to school sick, go lay down in the nurse's office. I don't need my whole class getting sick.

2) I wish school cleaning was more like the US here. Yeah, yeah, I know: "This  isn't the US, this is Korea. If you don't like it, go back to the US."But still.

In the US, the schools tend to be cleaned by professional janitors after school hours. That means the schools actually get cleaned, and the cleaning doesn't interfere with anything.

Here, the halls and classrooms are cleaned by the students, and the bathrooms are cleaned by janitors during school hours. That means the halls and classrooms are perpetually dirty, and the janitor is somehow always in the bathroom exactly at the moment I need to pee.

Petty gripes, all things considered, but still. Ugh.

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« Reply #4253 on: March 23, 2017, 01:54:18 PM »
Did you take your insurance card thing with you? When I got my health coverage I was given this pamphlet like book to take with me when I go to the doctors.

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« Reply #4254 on: March 23, 2017, 02:21:36 PM »
Did you take your insurance card thing with you? When I got my health coverage I was given this pamphlet like book to take with me when I go to the doctors.

That also shouldn't matter. I used to take that book with me but then eventually I stopped and just giving them your ARC number is sufficient since it's tied to your ARC number, anyways. That dentist sounds like they were just trying to rip you off.

Right, usually just the ARC is needed as it's tied to your coverage. Regardless, I still presented my little book thing and they were like "nope." I hope this can be rectified or imma leave one SCATHING comment on facebook.  :evil:

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« Reply #4255 on: March 23, 2017, 03:21:43 PM »
Speaking of the random trends that catch on here... does anyone know how that Taiwanese castella places became so popular, or what started that one? When I got back from my vacation in February, there were about 2 per block in my area and surrounding. Now they are already going out of business and moving on to the next thing.


I am SO disappointed in Iron Fist.

I didn't pay any attention to the bad reviews it got, I just knew that critics didn't like it... but I don't really care when it comes to superhero shows/movies. I just like what I like, so I gave it a fair chance! However, it is REALLY painful.

None of Netflix's Marvel shows have been perfect, I mean, the second half of Luke Cage was painful and Jessica Jones/Daredevil all have things they can improve on, but I still liked those shows and those characters. Iron Fist, however, has 0 charm and I could not care less about the story. In fact, I kind of actually dislike the main character. He acts like a pre-teen half the time and the actor has 0 presence on screen. How am I supposed to really believe this guy punched a dragon in the heart when he gets nearly bested in most of his fights with mere mortals? His girlfriend is a more impressive fighter than he is, but I gagged during their sex scene. Not to mention the guy is just straight up ugly. I mean, his hair is AWFUL. Yellow ramen curls COME ON. Not charming, ugly, bad fighter, bad actor... I mean,  I know he's supposed to be a normal person who happens to have this power, but even when he's on his superhero shit he has ZERO superhero swag. His fist power is so lame with no personality to back it up.


The other actors suck too. I was so distracted by Ward's weird and stiff dialogue delivery in the first couple of episodes but at least his character is getting more interesting. Can't say the same for the actual main hero though. What were they THINKING hiring Finn Jones? I liked him well enough as Loras, but someone with an actual personality would have been nice. Oh and someone a little bit easier on the eyes. This guy can't even pull off the beard.
I've only watched one episode and it's already so bad. I don't pay attention to directors or things, but this is making me wonder about it for once. The effects in the other three shows (of which DD was my least fave) were pretty darn good, but this guy when he jumps is just laughable. I have seen Vines that look better.

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« Reply #4256 on: March 23, 2017, 03:29:16 PM »
Was in the middle of writing a rant but then I looked over at the time and realized...



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« Reply #4257 on: March 23, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »
Daredevil S2 had a lot more schlock than S1, but still, likeable characters, well shot, and mostly fun. Not as good as the first season, but yeah.
Vincent D'Onofrio's absence was felt immediately. The guy is a powerhouse of talent.
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« Reply #4258 on: March 23, 2017, 03:49:23 PM »
Daredevil S2 had a lot more schlock than S1, but still, likeable characters, well shot, and mostly fun. Not as good as the first season, but yeah.
Vincent D'Onofrio's absence was felt immediately. The guy is a powerhouse of talent.

I loved his performance in "The Cell." 

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« Reply #4259 on: March 23, 2017, 03:59:02 PM »
On the subject of pollution/dust/coughing/dying.

I have an app on my phone that is supposed to tell me the yellow dust levels. It keep giving me really low numbers despite my increased feeling of toxic death coming on.

Is there a truly decent app for this? Or should I just carry my masks, asthma pump, anti allergy around all the time (I hate carrying extra crap in my bag).

living in Beijing, air visual has become my best friend.  change it to US aqi for a more accurate pollutant rating. It also gives you a forecast over the next few hours and days so you can mentally prepare.  Had I been aware that the city in Korea i had been living in was constantly orange...when Beijing is sometimes green, I would have gotten an air purifier there.