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« Reply #7160 on: October 19, 2017, 02:03:44 PM »
I also don't peel the sweet potatoes, or any potatoes for that matter. A lot of the nutritional benefits are in the peel, and I like the peel, so I eat the whole thing. I used to get a few looks, but they don't pay me much mind anymore.

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« Reply #7161 on: October 19, 2017, 02:25:03 PM »
I also don't peel the sweet potatoes, or any potatoes for that matter. A lot of the nutritional benefits are in the peel, and I like the peel, so I eat the whole thing. I used to get a few looks, but they don't pay me much mind anymore.
I know that heavy metal contamination in the tubers is a serious problem in Korea due to many of the tubers being cultivated in contaminated soil near former mines, etc.

I always believed that removing the skins would help, but recent studies have indicated that they are not any more or less dangerous, so long as they are "baked" (not sure what boiling does).

Anyway, we will all die from something, sooner or later.

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« Reply #7162 on: October 19, 2017, 02:40:58 PM »
I also don't peel the sweet potatoes, or any potatoes for that matter. A lot of the nutritional benefits are in the peel, and I like the peel, so I eat the whole thing. I used to get a few looks, but they don't pay me much mind anymore.
I know that heavy metal contamination in the tubers is a serious problem in Korea due to many of the tubers being cultivated in contaminated soil near former mines, etc.

I always believed that removing the skins would help, but recent studies have indicated that they are not any more or less dangerous, so long as they are "baked" (not sure what boiling does).

Anyway, we will all die from something, sooner or later.

What about the skin on grapes? Contaminated with pesticide etc or safe?
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« Reply #7163 on: October 19, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
I also don't peel the sweet potatoes, or any potatoes for that matter. A lot of the nutritional benefits are in the peel, and I like the peel, so I eat the whole thing. I used to get a few looks, but they don't pay me much mind anymore.
I know that heavy metal contamination in the tubers is a serious problem in Korea due to many of the tubers being cultivated in contaminated soil near former mines, etc.

I always believed that removing the skins would help, but recent studies have indicated that they are not any more or less dangerous, so long as they are "baked" (not sure what boiling does).

Anyway, we will all die from something, sooner or later.

I read your first part and thought of the bold part, but you already said it. It very well may be a bit worse, but I doubt that if the most of my concerns. I think sometimes it is best to just keep on doing and not worry about the rest. Anyway, as for the potarders, I would imagine, with my reasoning (?), maybe if you boil them with a steamer tray in the pot, then let them sit, heavy metals could release and then sink to the bottom. I doubt all of it will really mean much in the scheme of things unless you're eating tubers on the steady though. Also, just a question, is the validity of the "organic" section the same here as just about anywhere else? I mean, I wonder if organic here would mean that they have had tests for heavy metals in the soil, not only whether or not they use certain pesticides, etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7164 on: October 19, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
I'm sure you are being funny, but when I first arrived in 20+ years ago, you would be hard pressed to find a Korean who would eat the skins on their locally grown grapes due to pesticide usage.

No idea about today, though.

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« Reply #7165 on: October 19, 2017, 03:07:50 PM »
I'm sure you are being funny, but when I first arrived in 20+ years ago, you would be hard pressed to find a Korean who would eat the skins on their locally grown grapes due to pesticide usage.

No idea about today, though.

On that note. This could be true, possibly, but have you ever noticed that the older generations also break the stem off of the pepper, then eat it down to the tip and throw the tip away. It is because they believe all of the pesticides accumulate in the tip since they hang upside-down. I had seen it, but it wasn't until a few years ago that someone explained it to me. Interesting...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7166 on: October 19, 2017, 03:09:07 PM »
So in my school we have a foreign language office where our desks are. Last year there were three of us (NETs) and then in December, one left. The school decided not to replace that person and instead cut the 2nd grade out and have us only teach 1st. Okay. Come March, I no longer have to share the classroom since there are only two of us and two classrooms. Also, I got a new boss and another senior teacher who's job in our department is blurry (aside from his normal teaching duties) to me. So I start sitting in the classroom full-time, mainly because I asked if I could change desks in the office (there were a lot of empty desks this year, staff cuts) because where I sit people are CONSTANTLY bumping into my chair, hard. It's jolting and frustrating. My boss denied my request. So, I just moved into the English classroom. No one but me is using it. Also, the classroom has windows in English, my office desktop does not and my office desktop is a huge POS.  Apparently, this is the wrong thing to do. I am being slightly shunned for it. So today, I went to go put the key back and tell the teacher with blurry job responsibilities that one of my students gave him a speech but forgot to make a copy. So I stood next to his desk, and called his name (in a polite tone) like 6 times. You could see that he heard me, but chose to ignore me. This behavior is utterly juvenile. There is zero reason to be upset over my NOT SITTING in the office. It is not like they would talk to me (conversationally) if did. Our office does not sit back and have conversations, at all. I used to talk to the Chinese teacher in the office (before she left) and we were told to take our conversations outside.  My boss has her little messenger (a young rookie teacher) tell me things she wants me to know. So, again, zero reason for me to sit in there.  And this mofo would have kept ignoring me if I hadn't raised my voice ever so slightly the sixth time.  I really hate some of the ridiculous childish hierarchy behavior here. Not one person is capable of thinking from someone else's perspective for even a second. Makes me want to stab people.   >:( >:( >:( >:(
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« Reply #7167 on: October 19, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Right.

I don't know how much of it is "fan death" type folklore and how much of it is actually fact-based/informed/educated practice.

Would be interesting to hear more from others, like peeling apples. eating kiwi skin and all, etc.

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« Reply #7168 on: October 19, 2017, 03:19:38 PM »
My middle school third graders have finals next week. Not midterms, mind you. Finals.

I guess the "we're going to be completely unproductive" period will begin early this year. After all, the test is the only thing that really matters, and they know it. Trying to get them to do anything afterwards is like pulling teeth, and now I'm going to have several months of it.

The first graders have nothing, because my school started doing a "free semester" for first graders last year, meaning no exams for them at the end of second semester. Could just be me, but I'd think it'd make more sense to make the first semester the free semester, so you could still test them on what they've learned at the end of the year. Oh well. What do I know.

The second graders have mid-terms, so that's still normal, I guess.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7169 on: October 19, 2017, 03:21:19 PM »
All of that, all around is just stupid.

My middle school third graders have finals next week. Not midterms, mind you. Finals.

I guess the "we're going to be completely unproductive" period will begin early this year. After all, the test is the only thing that really matters, and they know it. Trying to get them to do anything afterwards is like pulling teeth, and now I'm going to have several months of it.

The first graders have nothing, because my school started doing a "free semester" for first graders last year, meaning no exams for them at the end of second semester. Could just be me, but I'd think it'd make more sense to make the first semester the free semester, so you could still test them on what they've learned at the end of the year. Oh well. What do I know.

The second graders have mid-terms, so that's still normal, I guess.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7170 on: October 23, 2017, 07:50:53 AM »
The maintenance man swept away my neighborly spider's web.  I assume the spider got swept away as well  :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7171 on: October 23, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
I'm no Korean drum expert................. but they practice for hours every day.

A= Boom B= stick on side of drum (clicking sound)

A BBBBB
A BBBBB
A BB
A BB
A BBBBB

X100.

I could literally learn this in 10 mins. WHY do they practice for an hour a day every morning?

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« Reply #7172 on: October 23, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »
I'm no Korean drum expert................. but they practice for hours every day.

A= Boom B= stick on side of drum (clicking sound)

A BBBBB
A BBBBB
A BB
A BB
A BBBBB

X100.

I could literally learn this in 10 mins. WHY do they practice for an hour a day every morning?

Practicing an instrument oftentimes involves repetitive and mind numbing drills. These are performed over and over again to ingrain correct technique and timing.

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« Reply #7173 on: October 23, 2017, 09:56:31 AM »
I'm no Korean drum expert................. but they practice for hours every day.

A= Boom B= stick on side of drum (clicking sound)

A BBBBB
A BBBBB
A BB
A BB
A BBBBB

X100.

I could literally learn this in 10 mins. WHY do they practice for an hour a day every morning?

Practicing an instrument oftentimes involves repetitive and mind numbing drills. These are performed over and over again to ingrain correct technique and timing.


Yeah, as someone who's proficient in an instrument, I see nothing wrong with practicing basics.  Scales for days, yo.  Especially with drumming, I imagine the practice helps build up endurance as well. 

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« Reply #7174 on: October 23, 2017, 10:54:20 AM »
Decided to not renew my contract as I wanted to go home to see friends and family. Finding it difficult to adjust to life back in Canada.

I want to go back to Korea -_-. I don't really like taking chances so I'm thinking of going back to my old school but It'll be months until they have an opening.

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« Reply #7175 on: October 23, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »
Came in this a.m. to all teachers dressed to the nines. Suit and ties, make-up, etc. Felt a little under-dressed in my long sleeve t-shirt and jogger pants. Casual but standard for my countryside schools.

After leaving the office to go up to my first class, get called outside.

Picture day.

Got trolled again.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7176 on: October 23, 2017, 11:53:44 AM »
The maintenance man swept away my neighborly spider's web.  I assume the spider got swept away as well  :sad:

Bummer. There's a huge orb weaver in a web right outside my apartment window, and he's my little homie. Whenever I see a new moth or dragonfly tangled up in his web, I'm like "Good for you, dude."

Yes, I realize the large, brightly colored ones here are the females, but this one's still a "he," because spiders are dudes. Always.


Well, almost always...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7177 on: October 23, 2017, 12:11:06 PM »
Decided to not renew my contract as I wanted to go home to see friends and family. Finding it difficult to adjust to life back in Canada.

I want to go back to Korea -_-. I don't really like taking chances so I'm thinking of going back to my old school but It'll be months until they have an opening.

Aw :( I'm sorry you're having difficulties adjusting. Sometimes the reverse culture shock can be worse than the intial culture shock. Have you looked into more temporary positions here? They're rare but you can sometimes find shorter contracts. Or you could take a job at a different school and once a job becomes available at your old school you could make the move over there.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7178 on: October 23, 2017, 02:33:46 PM »
Some teachers were snacking around the snack table.  I go over to investigate. 

Me:  What's this? 

They offer me some so I try one. 

Me:  WHAT IS THIS??
Them:  Do you know mayonnaise? 

Why the hell do mayonnaise pretzels exist?!  >:( :cry:

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« Reply #7179 on: October 23, 2017, 03:12:06 PM »
Some teachers were snacking around the snack table.  I go over to investigate. 

Me:  What's this? 

They offer me some so I try one. 

Me:  WHAT IS THIS??
Them:  Do you know mayonnaise? 

Why the hell do mayonnaise pretzels exist?!  >:( :cry:

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