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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5160 on: May 10, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
so i'm bored and actually did some research on this.

this study found that 37.4% of koreans 12 years or older have hearing loss
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28196098

this one found that the hearing loss rate was 22.73%
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25216153

so around one-quarter to one-third of Koreans have hearing loss.

compare that to around 15% for Americans, and koreans definitely do in fact have impaired hearing compared to the US, at least
https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing

loud noise begets hearing loss begets louder noise begets more hearing loss :huh:

and more hearing loss begat aids, hearing aids. and this aid begat battery sales.

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« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 12:37:32 PM by donovan »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5161 on: May 10, 2017, 12:18:33 PM »
Spruiker
From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary. (Australian English) someone who tries to persuade people to buy something, use a service, etc often in a dishonest or exaggerated way.
Did you mean this? Or did you misspell speaker? hahahahaha
     Funnily enough, both "spruiker" and "speaker" have Germanic roots. Probably from the Dutch "Spraak, spreek, and spreuk" which are variation of "speech" or "to speak".

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« Reply #5162 on: May 10, 2017, 12:24:27 PM »
Spruiker
From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary. (Australian English) someone who tries to persuade people to buy something, use a service, etc often in a dishonest or exaggerated way.
Did you mean this? Or did you misspell speaker? hahahahaha
     Funnily enough, both "spruiker" and "speaker" have Germanic roots. Probably from the Dutch "Spraak, spreek, and spreuk" which are variation of "speech" or "to speak".


Like in South African; scryf

A South African was giving an Afrikaans test to show us (teacher training) what it's like learning another language. I was the only one to get them all right. Skryf................ like a scribe? So, writing. It's amazing how close Dutch, Afrikaans and German can be to our language. 
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« Reply #5163 on: May 10, 2017, 12:35:39 PM »
12:51 is the time my voice
Found the words i sought...
Is it this stage I want?

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« Reply #5164 on: May 10, 2017, 12:36:33 PM »
12:51 is the time my voice
Found the words i sought...
Is it this stage I want?

J. Casablancas 2:4

A Lil' B song?

You should become a rapper- Lil' C.

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« Reply #5165 on: May 10, 2017, 12:37:33 PM »

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« Reply #5166 on: May 10, 2017, 12:39:39 PM »
OK, found it... Still, become a rapper. Based waygookin! Lil' C! 

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« Reply #5167 on: May 10, 2017, 12:43:39 PM »
OK, found it... Still, become a rapper. Based waygookin! Lil' C!

I used to dabble in hiphop with my buddy in high school. He still raps. Really well.

http://www.youtube.com/3NToxs4PGj0?t=3m51s

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« Reply #5168 on: May 10, 2017, 01:32:02 PM »
Like in South African; scryf
A South African was giving an Afrikaans test to show us (teacher training) what it's like learning another language. I was the only one to get them all right. Skryf................ like a scribe? So, writing. It's amazing how close Dutch, Afrikaans and German can be to our language.
Yeah, Dutch and Frisian (the other official language in the Netherlands) are the language most closely related to Modern English.

   Also, considering that most Afrikaners were originally Dutch colonists, I'm actually surprised how different the language is from Dutch. I mean, the 2 lingos are mutually intelligible but I do occasionally struggle with unfamiliar words.*

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« Reply #5169 on: May 10, 2017, 02:04:01 PM »
So my school decided that they wanted to apply for another NET, and accidentally included me in the message. After I asked about it to my supervisor she assured me that it was something coming from the higher ups and that all my coteachers know how much effort i put into teaching and they really appreciate me. The province wants them to do this other program yadda yadda. So cool, I love my kids but I figured I can find another job so I ask them to help me out with my paperwork. Fast Forward a month later, they keep stalling on my paperwork and asking me why do I need it...? Um because you guys are holding out for another teacher....why would I want to just sit around with no backup plan??? It's gotten so persistent I want to ask them like did they forget they kinda are getting rid of me?

I guess I just dont understand how if you guys started this problem why are you trying to make me feel guilty because I want to make sure I can pay my bills every month??? a girl has to eat!

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« Reply #5170 on: May 10, 2017, 03:29:57 PM »
I mentioned this earlier in thread, but I'll just post another endorsement:

Audio Technica m50x.  Buy them.  Wear them at school, on the bus, at home.  Insulate yourself from the chaotic cacophony that is Korea. 

I also recommend getting earplugs for bed time, I personally need them as I have a lovely ajesshi neighbor who likes to let everyone on my floor know who likes to expel phlegm throughout the night in his bathroom (The echo makes it only worse).
Yes thank you for that recommendation! I looked them up after you posted that, and I might get them. I really do need something better than my earpods. I was in Dongdaemun yesterday and the noise was so overwhelming I left sooner than I was planning and my shopping trip was a failure. Why are employees here so pushy?? I can't look at anything without the employee rushing up, holding the shirt up to me and saying "예뻐" over and over while simultaneously trying to direct my attention to the other colors. Just leave me alone!

I thought I could be here for another year or two, but I just don't know if I can handle it any more. Can the 5 stages of culture shock repeat itself? I was feeling pretty positive at the beginning of the year, but now everything irritates me. I think I'm hitting the hostility stage again.

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« Reply #5171 on: May 10, 2017, 03:41:18 PM »
Why are employees here so pushy?? I can't look at anything without the employee rushing up, holding the shirt up to me and saying "예뻐" over and over while simultaneously trying to direct my attention to the other colors. Just leave me alone!

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« Reply #5172 on: May 11, 2017, 07:38:24 AM »
The weather forecast has said it's gonna rain on Friday since freaking Tuesday. But the students are supposed to go on a picnic tomorrow... I was told I wouldn't have any classes because of the picnic, just show up to desk warm... I'm really not optimistic that it's gonna happen. ):

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« Reply #5173 on: May 11, 2017, 07:53:33 AM »
My CT from another school just told me I probably won't teach 5th or 6th grades today cuz they're going on a field trip with her school. It'd be nice if the school I'm at now would tell me these things... of well, possibly less work for me today...

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« Reply #5174 on: May 11, 2017, 08:48:27 AM »
The weather forecast has said it's gonna rain on Friday since freaking Tuesday. But the students are supposed to go on a picnic tomorrow... I was told I wouldn't have any classes because of the picnic, just show up to desk warm... I'm really not optimistic that it's gonna happen. ):

Why, just why, do people prefer the mind-numbing boredom of doing nothing all day over what is actually fairly easy work?

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« Reply #5175 on: May 11, 2017, 08:50:22 AM »
The weather forecast has said it's gonna rain on Friday since freaking Tuesday. But the students are supposed to go on a picnic tomorrow... I was told I wouldn't have any classes because of the picnic, just show up to desk warm... I'm really not optimistic that it's gonna happen. ):

Why, just why, do people prefer the mind-numbing boredom of doing nothing all day over what is actually fairly easy work?

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« Reply #5176 on: May 11, 2017, 08:51:20 AM »
The weather forecast has said it's gonna rain on Friday since freaking Tuesday. But the students are supposed to go on a picnic tomorrow... I was told I wouldn't have any classes because of the picnic, just show up to desk warm... I'm really not optimistic that it's gonna happen. ):

Why, just why, do people prefer the mind-numbing boredom of doing nothing all day over what is actually fairly easy work?
Maybe Friday is the day with their worst class? I know I always prefer having Tuesdays off or at least having the one period off because that's the day with my monster class.

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« Reply #5177 on: May 11, 2017, 08:58:12 AM »
Today's drive to work was a gauntlet of frustration:

- Pull up at 4-way intersection, where I must yield to traffic. I want to go straight so I wait for
  a gap in the traffic on the road I'm  driving through and for the car facing me to turn left.
  It's a quick wait, usually not more than 10sec, to get a gap. The driver behind me, who
  wants to turn right, is incredibly impatient and can't wait the 10sec for me to go straight so
  he/she tries to force their way on my right, this driver is in a massive 4X4 and the road is
  pretty darn narrow, it's not possible for two cars to drive side by side, in the same lane.
  The driver is forcing their way on my right, coming very close to my car, the car in front of
  me is turning and this asshat is too busy to notice.
  Not  only is Einstein forced to drive on the pavement, scraping his rims, to get on my inside but
  he/she turns right at the same time as the car in front of me turns left. The block each other
  and I shake my head, drive around the car in front and go on my way.
 
 

- Entering another narrow road, with car parked on both sides, obstructing the view into the
  sidestreets. I'm always very careful on this road as drivers from the side streets should stop
  , or at least slow down, to make sure there's no oncoming traffic, yet rarely do. Obviously,
   an Equus  comes charging through one of the side streets, and would've smashed into me if
   I wasn't driving 30km under the speed limit.

- Obviously feeling left out, the pedestrians decide to make their contribution. I'm driving
   down the same narrow road where I was nearly cut in twain, by an Equus. This HS kid is
   walking down road, very close to the middle, engrossed in his phone. I slowly begin to drive
   around him, but he's so oblivious to his surroundings that he begins walking skew and into
   the path of my car. I hoot.... nothing, I'm driving around him, pushing on my hooter and
   he comes within about 30cm of my car, his head doesn't leave his phone. He hasn't
   noticed that he nearly walked into traffic.

-  A member of team cyclists decide to have a crack at it. After finishing War and Peace, while
   waiting for the traffic light to turn green, I move off and as I'm changing to 2nd, this
   cyclist just decides to change into my lane, making me slam the brakes to avoid impaling
   his silly old ass. Trot music blaring from a radio in the basket of his bike, he decides to
   over into another lane, forcing oncoming traffic to slam the brakes as well. He gets the
   special AWDGF award (Ajushi Who Doesn't Give a F)

- Finally, before I can pull into the school parking lot, the entrance is blocked by parents, in
  their cheap little 4X4s who refuse to drop their kids and move off, opting to drop their kids,
  give them a 30min pep talk, then consider moving off. The school traffic guy goes up to their
  cars telling them to move and the pretty much just ignore him.

F*, I hate driving here.




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« Reply #5178 on: May 11, 2017, 09:33:09 AM »
Today's drive to work was a gauntlet of frustration:

- Pull up at 4-way intersection, where I must yield to traffic. I want to go straight so I wait for
  a gap in the traffic on the road I'm  driving through and for the car facing me to turn left.
  It's a quick wait, usually not more than 10sec, to get a gap. The driver behind me, who
  wants to turn right, is incredibly impatient and can't wait the 10sec for me to go straight so
  he/she tries to force their way on my right, this driver is in a massive 4X4 and the road is
  pretty darn narrow, it's not possible for two cars to drive side by side, in the same lane.
  The driver is forcing their way on my right, coming very close to my car, the car in front of
  me is turning and this asshat is too busy to notice.
  Not  only is Einstein forced to drive on the pavement, scraping his rims, to get on my inside but
  he/she turns right at the same time as the car in front of me turns left. The block each other
  and I shake my head, drive around the car in front and go on my way.
 
 

- Entering another narrow road, with car parked on both sides, obstructing the view into the
  sidestreets. I'm always very careful on this road as drivers from the side streets should stop
  , or at least slow down, to make sure there's no oncoming traffic, yet rarely do. Obviously,
   an Equus  comes charging through one of the side streets, and would've smashed into me if
   I wasn't driving 30km under the speed limit.

- Obviously feeling left out, the pedestrians decide to make their contribution. I'm driving
   down the same narrow road where I was nearly cut in twain, by an Equus. This HS kid is
   walking down road, very close to the middle, engrossed in his phone. I slowly begin to drive
   around him, but he's so oblivious to his surroundings that he begins walking skew and into
   the path of my car. I hoot.... nothing, I'm driving around him, pushing on my hooter and
   he comes within about 30cm of my car, his head doesn't leave his phone. He hasn't
   noticed that he nearly walked into traffic.

-  A member of team cyclists decide to have a crack at it. After finishing War and Peace, while
   waiting for the traffic light to turn green, I move off and as I'm changing to 2nd, this
   cyclist just decides to change into my lane, making me slam the brakes to avoid impaling
   his silly old ass. Trot music blaring from a radio in the basket of his bike, he decides to
   over into another lane, forcing oncoming traffic to slam the brakes as well. He gets the
   special AWDGF award (Ajushi Who Doesn't Give a F)

- Finally, before I can pull into the school parking lot, the entrance is blocked by parents, in
  their cheap little 4X4s who refuse to drop their kids and move off, opting to drop their kids,
  give them a 30min pep talk, then consider moving off. The school traffic guy goes up to their
  cars telling them to move and the pretty much just ignore him.

F*, I hate driving here.

Come to my town mate. There is a roundabout with a giant sign on it that says 'cars on the roundabout have right of way and oncoming traffic must yield'. I've lived here 3 years and never seen a single car yield to a car on the roundabout. The worst part is the cars going around the roundabout stop to let people on.

Here comes Scarn, car on roundabout going around. I yield like the model citizen I am. Car on roundabout stops to let me on. I yield. Car behind me blasts horn. I ignore him. Don't move. Car on roundabout doesn't move. 3 way shootout on the roundabout ensuing. Car behind me blasts horn again. Scarn, becoming seriously disillusioned with mankind winds down window and points at the giant ****** aforementioned sign. Car on roundabout edges forward and moves on taking the hint. Car behind blasts horn again. Scarn pulls onto round about right next to sign, comes to a grinding halt and points at sign with middle finger. Car behind blasts horn and chases me down the street. Scarn pulls into mom's touch parking lot and gets out car. Villian in car who blasting horn suddenly has a case of oh shit, i done fucked up now and decides to keep on driving to nowheresville. Scarn walks into mom's touch and orders a Jalapeno chicken fillet burger with fries to go. Gets in the car and contemplates the drive home and the infamous roundabout that is waiting.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5179 on: May 11, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
Today's drive to work was a gauntlet of frustration:

- Pull up at 4-way intersection, where I must yield to traffic. I want to go straight so I wait for
  a gap in the traffic on the road I'm  driving through and for the car facing me to turn left.
  It's a quick wait, usually not more than 10sec, to get a gap. The driver behind me, who
  wants to turn right, is incredibly impatient and can't wait the 10sec for me to go straight so
  he/she tries to force their way on my right, this driver is in a massive 4X4 and the road is
  pretty darn narrow, it's not possible for two cars to drive side by side, in the same lane.
  The driver is forcing their way on my right, coming very close to my car, the car in front of
  me is turning and this asshat is too busy to notice.
  Not  only is Einstein forced to drive on the pavement, scraping his rims, to get on my inside but
  he/she turns right at the same time as the car in front of me turns left. The block each other
  and I shake my head, drive around the car in front and go on my way.
 
 

- Entering another narrow road, with car parked on both sides, obstructing the view into the
  sidestreets. I'm always very careful on this road as drivers from the side streets should stop
  , or at least slow down, to make sure there's no oncoming traffic, yet rarely do. Obviously,
   an Equus  comes charging through one of the side streets, and would've smashed into me if
   I wasn't driving 30km under the speed limit.

- Obviously feeling left out, the pedestrians decide to make their contribution. I'm driving
   down the same narrow road where I was nearly cut in twain, by an Equus. This HS kid is
   walking down road, very close to the middle, engrossed in his phone. I slowly begin to drive
   around him, but he's so oblivious to his surroundings that he begins walking skew and into
   the path of my car. I hoot.... nothing, I'm driving around him, pushing on my hooter and
   he comes within about 30cm of my car, his head doesn't leave his phone. He hasn't
   noticed that he nearly walked into traffic.

-  A member of team cyclists decide to have a crack at it. After finishing War and Peace, while
   waiting for the traffic light to turn green, I move off and as I'm changing to 2nd, this
   cyclist just decides to change into my lane, making me slam the brakes to avoid impaling
   his silly old ass. Trot music blaring from a radio in the basket of his bike, he decides to
   over into another lane, forcing oncoming traffic to slam the brakes as well. He gets the
   special AWDGF award (Ajushi Who Doesn't Give a F)

- Finally, before I can pull into the school parking lot, the entrance is blocked by parents, in
  their cheap little 4X4s who refuse to drop their kids and move off, opting to drop their kids,
  give them a 30min pep talk, then consider moving off. The school traffic guy goes up to their
  cars telling them to move and the pretty much just ignore him.

F*, I hate driving here.

Just one of those days, huh? I have those from time to time (all of the time). A buddy of mine and I were thinking about making posters and getting others to also join in on putting them on out cars. The posters will be in order to try to raise awareness, and will be in Korean. They will say things like "I will run you over."...Joking. We are thinking of things like "The left lane is for faster traffic, move over", "For everyone's safety, use your indicator", "Get off of your phone", maybe even "This lane is also for straight, you can wait" (just for you)...