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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5320 on: May 13, 2017, 02:28:45 PM »
http://english.hankyung.com/business/2017/03/23/0823141/brazilian-rotten-chicken-scandal-spreads-to-koreas-fast-food-franchisers

I sure hope you two are kidding about eating at Mom's Touch...

They use BRF from Brazil.

If you read the news, (I'll stop there, as it doesn't sound as if you know and I don't wish to "spoil" it for you)

I'm not going to read because I don't want to be grossed out. But no I havent eaten there in a long time* because it gives me the shits!

*probably since my first year here & my co-teacher kept ordering it for us for lunch because she thought I couldn't eat anything else than fast food and burgers despite me eating the school lunch menu every single day.

You probably don't have to read much beyond the link title to figure out just why Mom's Touch might have given you the runs. :lipsrsealed:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5321 on: May 15, 2017, 07:53:08 AM »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5322 on: May 15, 2017, 07:54:22 AM »
But Mom, I don't wanna go to school today!!!!

I need a a 6 month holiday or something.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5323 on: May 15, 2017, 08:01:14 AM »
Had Mom's Touch once. The chicken was pink and covered in enough batter to choke a horse. Word is they're all like that. There are a billion decent chicken places in Korea, I have no idea how this franchise survives.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5324 on: May 15, 2017, 08:03:04 AM »
Had Mom's Touch once. The chicken was pink and covered in enough batter to choke a horse. Word is they're all like that. There are a billion decent chicken places in Korea, I have no idea how this franchise survives.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5325 on: May 15, 2017, 08:04:27 AM »
But Mom, I don't wanna go to school today!!!!

I need a a 6 month holiday or something.

I hear ya. I slept at 8 pm on Friday because I burned the midnight oil on Thursday night. Wake up at 5:30, bike to Gapyeong. Go to the beer festival, don't sleep. Get back to Gunpo at 2PM on Sunday, go to sleep. Now I'm at school, like, "Where the hell did my weekend go?"

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5326 on: May 15, 2017, 08:16:05 AM »
I slept at 8 pm on Friday because I burned the midnight oil on Thursday night. Wake up at 5:30, bike to Gapyeong. Go to the beer festival, don't sleep. Get back to Gunpo at 2PM on Sunday, go to sleep. Now I'm at school, like, "Where the hell did my weekend go?"

All in the name of Beer. Waygook.org user CO2, 아 유 크레이지?!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5327 on: May 15, 2017, 10:27:35 AM »
http://english.hankyung.com/business/2017/03/23/0823141/brazilian-rotten-chicken-scandal-spreads-to-koreas-fast-food-franchisers

I sure hope you two are kidding about eating at Mom's Touch...

They use BRF from Brazil.

If you read the news, (I'll stop there, as it doesn't sound as if you know and I don't wish to "spoil" it for you)

Didn't read your article but my jalapeno chicken fillet burger is 국내산 so fall back bro.




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5328 on: May 15, 2017, 11:55:06 AM »
I hate that they insist on starting sentences with "Because" here. Every goddamned book that has a lesson about "Why ... ?" will have everyone starting their answers with "Because". Drives me nuts!! I mean, I get it: "Why? Because." it's a nice little lesson plan, but it's completely redundant putting "Because" at the beginning of a sentence that's a response to "Why?". Some might argue it's completely incorrect because "because" is a conjunction that's to be used mid-sentence to separate clauses.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5329 on: May 15, 2017, 12:18:00 PM »
I hate that they insist on starting sentences with "Because" here. Every goddamned book that has a lesson about "Why ... ?" will have everyone starting their answers with "Because". Drives me nuts!! I mean, I get it: "Why? Because." it's a nice little lesson plan, but it's completely redundant putting "Because" at the beginning of a sentence that's a response to "Why?". Some might argue it's completely incorrect because "because" is a conjunction that's to be used mid-sentence to separate clauses.

It's especially annoying because most kids then think that in order to use because, it MUST be at the start of the sentence. I'm sure the logic is something like: because = 왜나하면. 왜나하면 always occurs at the beginning of a sentence, therefore because should likewise always be at the beginning of a sentence.

Then again, ALL conjunctions cause a lot of trouble for students here, in their writing at least. So, and, but; I almost always find these used to begin a sentence, and even when they're used between two clauses, the comma is hardly ever properly placed, if it's there at all. I understand that it's hard to know when to use a comma, but using conjunctions as a connector of two clauses seems pretty straight forward. Perhaps it's out of some insecurity of doing it incorrectly, so they opt for the 'safe' route of dividing the thought into two sentences separated by a period, but actually making it ungrammatical in the process. Or maybe they're being ungrammatical stylistically as a way to casualize their relationship with you. Do they call you Lurch or Mr. Lurch?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5330 on: May 15, 2017, 12:54:48 PM »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5331 on: May 15, 2017, 02:52:19 PM »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.

Oh I relate so much.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5332 on: May 15, 2017, 02:57:13 PM »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5333 on: May 15, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
I think today I realized I'm not actually handling the culture shock well. I'm just very very good at blocking it out usually, but it creeps back when one thing after another hits me with stress. Sighhh.

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« Reply #5334 on: May 15, 2017, 03:47:36 PM »
Hi. I'm pressing chargers against a foreigner who attacked me. I wanted to know what the repurcussions would be for him in terms of staying in Korea or his visa??

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5335 on: May 15, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
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Hi. I'm pressing chargers against a foreigner who attacked me. I wanted to know what the repurcussions would be for him in terms of staying in Korea or his visa??

Loss of job and deportation. 

http://www.korea4expats.com/article-legal-help-korea.html


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5336 on: May 16, 2017, 07:33:40 AM »
i don't understand the logic behind most people here putting their chopsticks/spoons directly onto the table before/while using them yet throwing out a piece of food that falls off a dish onto the table. i mean, just decide if the table is dirty or if it isn't! if it's dirty... put a goddamn napkin under your eating utensils.

This is funny. I usually use a napkin under mine, but I think I may have to point it out the next time I see it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5337 on: May 16, 2017, 08:10:09 AM »
i don't understand the logic behind most people here putting their chopsticks/spoons directly onto the table before/while using them yet throwing out a piece of food that falls off a dish onto the table. i mean, just decide if the table is dirty or if it isn't! if it's dirty... put a goddamn napkin under your eating utensils.

This is funny. I usually use a napkin under mine, but I think I may have to point it out the next time I see it.
I always put a napkin under my utensils and those eating with me, but I agree with you. I have noticed a lot who do not.

I was out eating dinner with my bf and I dropped my fork and quickly picked it up and kept using it. My bf snickered and mentioned something about Americans and the 5 second rule.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5338 on: May 16, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »
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I was out eating dinner with my bf and I dropped my fork and quickly picked it up and kept using it. My bf snickered and mentioned something about Americans and the 5 second rule.
    I used to get comments like this all the time (I'm clumsy). Now, I just immediately go on and on and on about the 'hygiene hypothesis' and how overly sterile environments can lead to all sorts of auto-immune disorders such as allergies and asthma and blablabla. I'm not entirely convinced all of it is true but it does tend to prevent people from commenting the next time I inevitably drop something.  :smiley:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5339 on: May 16, 2017, 09:41:07 AM »
Something that kind of annoys me is when students say how interested they are in English, and that they like it and that they want to be English teachers, but then do diddlysquat in class and just sit there, or sleep, or chatter away the whole time.