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Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 1225365 times)

Offline DMZabductee

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4300 on: March 27, 2017, 02:45:55 PM »
I had my coffee with no milk and no sugar and almost enjoyed it.

Arrrg. Been here to long.

haha I rarely miss it anymore. But when I went to the States over winter vacation I practically cried when I used the little milk/cream/sugar counter in the airport Starbucks. GF thought I was nuts.

The customer service stateside though? Wow. Bad news.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4301 on: March 27, 2017, 02:50:19 PM »
I have a raging headache.
I don't know if it's just from smog or if I'm getting sick. My coteacher has a horrid cold, and I sure hope I didn't catch it. I need to plan classes, but I can't concentrate on anything.

Ugh I'm noticing more and more kids coming to school with masks. Already preparing myself for  the sweet nectar of Nyquil.

We must praise.

Also, it could be because moms are scared about the high dust levels, and not because their kids are little disease monsters. But who knows.

Yes, except many of them come to my desk and say TEACHER I AM SICK and then proves it by coughing all over me.  :-[

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4302 on: March 27, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »
When I walked into my 6th period class this afternoon, two thirds of the students were gone. I asked the students who were there where everyone was, and was told "They're eating lunch." That was a bit odd, because lunch is between 4th and 5th periods.

Apparently they couldn't eat at lunch time because the cafeteria didn't have enough rice prepared during lunch hour, so some students had to wait. I asked what they were doing during 5th period, and was told they all went to class. The rice wasn't ready until 6th, so they went then, and were going to be "ten or twenty minutes late."

Alright, cool. I'll just start the class I had planned for 25 students with this group of 8, and enjoy the constant stream of interruptions as the rest of the class blusters in over the first twenty minutes of class. That'll be fun and not at all counterproductive.

Seriously though, wtf @ the cafeteria. What had to go wrong that lead to there not being enough rice? That's the one thing Koreans have with every meal. They know how many students are at the school, and there were no surprise large groups at the school today, afaik. Late rice delivery? Ruined batch? Technical difficulties? Ugh.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4303 on: March 27, 2017, 02:54:23 PM »
Get ready for some text book gripes:
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The use of "hot" in place of "spicy." Yes, this isn't necessarily wrong but more accurately describes a temperature so it's confusing to hear "I didn't like my soup because it was too hot."
Uhhh.
Man, I hate that one so much: it's a huge failing in the English language. Both of the adjectives used to describe '매운' (spicy, hot) are also used to describe completely different flavours that often accompany foods that are '매운'.
I feel that it's dumb to have to use an entire phrase (hot and spicy) to describe such a basic thing as a common flavour. >:(


Can't tell if serious or just Kyndo being goofy and hyperbolic...

I'm not sure I'd call a language having multiple words for the same thing a "huge failing," but different strokes, I guess.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4304 on: March 27, 2017, 02:58:37 PM »
The soup at lunch today smelled like dirty sea water and wet dog.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4305 on: March 27, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
Get ready for some text book gripes:
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The use of "hot" in place of "spicy." Yes, this isn't necessarily wrong but more accurately describes a temperature so it's confusing to hear "I didn't like my soup because it was too hot."
Uhhh.
Man, I hate that one so much: it's a huge failing in the English language. Both of the adjectives used to describe '매운' (spicy, hot) are also used to describe completely different flavours that often accompany foods that are '매운'.
I feel that it's dumb to have to use an entire phrase (hot and spicy) to describe such a basic thing as a common flavour. >:(


Can't tell if serious or just Kyndo being goofy and hyperbolic...

I'm not sure I'd call a language having multiple words for the same thing a "huge failing," but different strokes, I guess.

Well now that I've been thinking about it, I can't imagine a situation where I'd describe something as "hot" if it is in fact spicy. The only exception would be with hot sauce or salsa because it's sort of implicit that it will be spicy on some level so you need to grade it.

But whatever. Still reeling over LIBARRY and the fact that I have to hear it a dozen more times this week.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4306 on: March 27, 2017, 03:13:13 PM »
I have a raging headache.
I don't know if it's just from smog or if I'm getting sick. My coteacher has a horrid cold, and I sure hope I didn't catch it. I need to plan classes, but I can't concentrate on anything.

Ugh I'm noticing more and more kids coming to school with masks. Already preparing myself for  the sweet nectar of Nyquil.

We must praise.

Also, it could be because moms are scared about the high dust levels, and not because their kids are little disease monsters. But who knows.

Yes, except many of them come to my desk and say TEACHER I AM SICK and then proves it by coughing all over me.  :-[

Ew. Gross. Get the sanitizer spray bottle.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4307 on: March 27, 2017, 03:13:31 PM »
I stepped in gum last period and now my slipper sticks to the floor when I walk.  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4308 on: March 27, 2017, 03:48:35 PM »
The soup at lunch today smelled like dirty sea water and wet dog.

I feel this. Today I thought a kindergartener pissed in the cafeteria, because the miso paste soup smelled so foul.

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« Reply #4309 on: March 27, 2017, 04:07:23 PM »
Can't tell if serious or just Kyndo being goofy and hyperbolic...
If in doubt, assume the latter. The only thing that *really* offends me is people calling me goofy.  >:(

I'm not sure I'd call a language having multiple words for the same thing a "huge failing," but different strokes, I guess.
It's not so much that one meaning has multiple words (which adds a lot of tasteful flavour to a language, especially when it comes to poetry and literature), but that one meaning has multiple words which are shared by related but very different meanings.
Imagine a hypothetical language where the word for 'blue' and 'green' was the same. Moreover, imagine that there were also two words for 'blue', but that the second word was shared by the meaning 'purple'.
I feel that that's just sloppy coding.


And by 'hypothetical language', I mean Japanese (for the first part, at least). :smiley:
« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 04:09:20 PM by kyndo »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4310 on: March 28, 2017, 01:12:11 AM »
I'm not sure I'd call a language having multiple words for the same thing a "huge failing," but different strokes, I guess.
It's not so much that one meaning has multiple words (which adds a lot of tasteful flavour to a language, especially when it comes to poetry and literature), but that one meaning has multiple words which are shared by related but very different meanings.
Imagine a hypothetical language where the word for 'blue' and 'green' was the same. Moreover, imagine that there were also two words for 'blue', but that the second word was shared by the meaning 'purple'.
I feel that that's just sloppy coding.


And by 'hypothetical language', I mean Japanese (for the first part, at least). :smiley:

Haha I was gonna say...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4311 on: March 28, 2017, 07:57:45 AM »
My coteacher is still sick and she apologized for forgetting her mask, but she promised she'd be very careful to not spread germs. Not 5 minutes later she sneezed the biggest sneeze and didn't bother to cover her mouth. Why!? I suppose it could just be confirmation bias, but it seems like very few people here cover their mouth, or if they do they use their hand.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4312 on: March 28, 2017, 08:18:55 AM »
I'm not sure I'd call a language having multiple words for the same thing a "huge failing," but different strokes, I guess.
It's not so much that one meaning has multiple words (which adds a lot of tasteful flavour to a language, especially when it comes to poetry and literature), but that one meaning has multiple words which are shared by related but very different meanings.
Imagine a hypothetical language where the word for 'blue' and 'green' was the same. Moreover, imagine that there were also two words for 'blue', but that the second word was shared by the meaning 'purple'.
I feel that that's just sloppy coding.


And by 'hypothetical language', I mean Japanese (for the first part, at least). :smiley:

Haha I was gonna say...

Korean, too, if my former CoT is to be believed. He said that until relatively recently (50 years or so ago, maybe), Korean didn't really distinguish between certain shades of green and blue, and that there are still some older Korean people who don't/can't. He specifically gave traffic lights as an example of something they might call "blue," to give an idea of what shades he meant, I guess.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4313 on: March 28, 2017, 11:38:51 AM »
The soup at lunch today smelled like dirty sea water and wet dog.

I feel this. Today I thought a kindergartener pissed in the cafeteria, because the miso paste soup smelled so foul.

Reading this while eating my homemade chicken biryani, with basmati rice ;D.
Life's too short to eat crap.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4314 on: March 28, 2017, 11:44:11 AM »
The soup at lunch today smelled like dirty sea water and wet dog.

I feel this. Today I thought a kindergartener pissed in the cafeteria, because the miso paste soup smelled so foul.

Reading this while eating my homemade chicken biryani, with basmati rice ;D.
Life's too short to eat crap.

I just finished my ham and cheese sandwich:
Homecured ham
homebaked bread
homemade tomato relish

Learn cheesemaking is my next goal.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4315 on: March 28, 2017, 12:02:40 PM »
"Your next class is a class that none of the Korean teachers can handle, even the strictest Korean teacher can't handle them. So I won't be coming to this class with you anymore, none of the other Korean teachers want to be with you for this class either. Goodluck." Teacher then leaves the class, and says for the rest of my time here, won't be helping me with this 1 class >.<

Also, done 2 hours of work only to get some bizarre saving error, that wiped all my work that I had done. >.<

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« Reply #4316 on: March 28, 2017, 12:20:16 PM »
I just finished my ham and cheese sandwich:
Homecured ham
homebaked bread
homemade tomato relish

Learn cheesemaking is my next goal.


I just went down to visit 최참판댁 near Hadong and there's a small shop along the approaching road called 상남치즈 which sells a variety of hand-made goat cheeses. They are as good any I've had in or out of Korea, although aside from Imsil Cheese I can't say I know of any other domestic cheeses here. The guy was trained in Switzerland and couldn't have been nicer. Perhaps he offers courses (or apprenticeships). :azn:

http://sncheese.com/
https://sncheese.modoo.at/
Map: http://naver.me/FujvlPWI
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4317 on: March 28, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
I just finished my ham and cheese sandwich:
Homecured ham
homebaked bread
homemade tomato relish

Learn cheesemaking is my next goal.


I just went down to visit 최참판댁 near Hadong and there's a small shop along the approaching road called 상남치즈 which sells a variety of hand-made goat cheeses. They are as good any I've had in or out of Korea, although aside from Imsil Cheese I can't say I know of any other domestic cheeses here. The guy was trained in Switzerland and couldn't have been nicer. Perhaps he offers courses (or apprenticeships). :azn:

http://sncheese.com/
https://sncheese.modoo.at/
Map: http://naver.me/FujvlPWI

I might just check that out.  Cheers dude.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4318 on: March 28, 2017, 12:30:40 PM »
"Your next class is a class that none of the Korean teachers can handle, even the strictest Korean teacher can't handle them. So I won't be coming to this class with you anymore, none of the other Korean teachers want to be with you for this class either. Goodluck." Teacher then leaves the class, and says for the rest of my time here, won't be helping me with this 1 class >.<

Also, done 2 hours of work only to get some bizarre saving error, that wiped all my work that I had done. >.<

You could be a hardass about it and point out that, unless it's an after school class, you're contractually obligated to have a teacher in the room with you. You could also take it up with your POE, if someone working there is the helpful type.

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« Reply #4319 on: March 28, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
"Your next class is a class that none of the Korean teachers can handle, even the strictest Korean teacher can't handle them. So I won't be coming to this class with you anymore, none of the other Korean teachers want to be with you for this class either. Goodluck." Teacher then leaves the class, and says for the rest of my time here, won't be helping me with this 1 class >.<

Also, done 2 hours of work only to get some bizarre saving error, that wiped all my work that I had done. >.<

You could be a hardass about it and point out that, unless it's an after school class, you're contractually obligated to have a teacher in the room with you. You could also take it up with your POE, if someone working there is the helpful type.

Honestly, it's not worth the hassle 'cause I'm leaving in 4.5 weeks. I don't have any problems with them but, today's questions were a little too challenging, so I needed her help with a few translations. Also, once my school cut my job, the only person in my POE that speaks English stopped taking my calls / returning emails. :\
« Last Edit: March 28, 2017, 01:15:08 PM by Kayos »