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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7800 on: April 05, 2018, 08:51:22 AM »
Sat down at the teachers table with my tray and heard the teacher diagonal from me say my name clearly, look away from me annoyed and then mumble some Korean to the other two teachers next to her. And then they giggled.

I always get the vibe she doesn't like me, she often looks away like she's annoyed or disgusted when I walk by. I don't know what I did to offend her but it sucks to get that reaction from someone I've never spoken to. Shouldn't let it get to me but every lunch she has that face when I come over.

At least you don't have to make conversation.

I'm actually amazed DeKoreano hasn't stepped in to tell you that they weren't making fun of you and it's your own fault for not understanding the language. He must be busy on another thread.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7801 on: April 05, 2018, 09:00:37 AM »
Am I missing something, or do students not seem to every be prepared for class outside of having pencils. Few have notebooks, and even fewer have any scrap paper to write on.

I know this school system has its issues, but it says a lot when the ones who are supposed to be learning don't have much in way of supplies. Unless I'm missing something here?

It depends on their homeroom teacher and their grade.

Third and fourth graders rarely have notebooks, because writing is not a large part of their curriculum.

And other grades, if their homeroom teacher isn't a notebook person, then perhaps nobody has told them to go buy notebooks. And if their English teachers haven't required them to have notebooks, they won't bring notebooks.

But also, some kids are just unprepared and don't remember their stuff, so even if they are required, a lot will forget them.

It sometimes could be a financial reason for them to not have some of the basic stuff like notebooks and pens.
I have 1 student, that my co-teacher told me about, that is in this situation. I tried to give him a pen, when he asked me to borrow one, but he just returned it to me after class.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7802 on: April 05, 2018, 09:21:43 AM »
Do you know what day it is today? PICTURE DAY!!!

Do you know who was the only person not dressed because their co-teacher failed to tell them about it? ME!!!

So refuse to have your picture taken.  You are an adult.  Until you show that there are repercussions to their notification system, nothing will change.

Me rebelling against my school isn't gonna change a thing. This is a Korean thing, not a school thing. You can't tell me you haven't been hit with the "Korean Surprise" at one point or another.

Question: Were there any other teachers who didn't know it was picture day? Oh, wait. I think you answered that already.... Hmmmm....  :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7803 on: April 05, 2018, 09:24:56 AM »
Sat down at the teachers table with my tray and heard the teacher diagonal from me say my name clearly, look away from me annoyed and then mumble some Korean to the other two teachers next to her. And then they giggled.

I always get the vibe she doesn't like me, she often looks away like she's annoyed or disgusted when I walk by. I don't know what I did to offend her but it sucks to get that reaction from someone I've never spoken to. Shouldn't let it get to me but every lunch she has that face when I come over.

She could just be a terrible racist. And it would be much easier to go about your day if you just tell yourself every time she gives you a dirty looks that she's just a terrible racist.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  But seriously though.... At my first school, there was a teacher there who clearly didn't like me. I never spoke enough Korean at that school to understand her to know for sure.... but I remember the first time we took an overnight teacher's trip that one of my co-teachers (who had been drinking, if memory serves) told me while we were drinking that she had just said (like literally, two seconds before, and right in front of everyone) that she doesn't like me. I turned to him and blankly said, "Oh, well that's fine. I don't really like her much either." At least we were on the same page.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7804 on: April 05, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »
Am I missing something, or do students not seem to every be prepared for class outside of having pencils. Few have notebooks, and even fewer have any scrap paper to write on.

I know this school system has its issues, but it says a lot when the ones who are supposed to be learning don't have much in way of supplies. Unless I'm missing something here?

It depends on their homeroom teacher and their grade.

Third and fourth graders rarely have notebooks, because writing is not a large part of their curriculum.

And other grades, if their homeroom teacher isn't a notebook person, then perhaps nobody has told them to go buy notebooks. And if their English teachers haven't required them to have notebooks, they won't bring notebooks.

But also, some kids are just unprepared and don't remember their stuff, so even if they are required, a lot will forget them.

It sometimes could be a financial reason for them to not have some of the basic stuff like notebooks and pens.
I have 1 student, that my co-teacher told me about, that is in this situation. I tried to give him a pen, when he asked me to borrow one, but he just returned it to me after class.

I just keep a bunch of pencils and erasers in my class for students who forget or just don't have, they can return them or keep them. I also have a pile of cheap notebooks that they can use if they want to. Some kids like a notebook others not. I am not a note taker, never have been, if I actually focus on what is being said I have a better chance of remembering, so I understand that not everyone learns that way.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7805 on: April 05, 2018, 12:23:21 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7806 on: April 05, 2018, 12:55:21 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7807 on: April 05, 2018, 01:06:42 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7808 on: April 05, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

Maybe if the management and organization of Jisan / Ansan wasn't an absolute trainwreck, they would've been more popular. They had monster lineups in 2012 and 2013, but they were still a disorganized mess as far as issues for camping, vendors only accepting T-money, general random things, zero preparation for rain resulting in all the freshly planted grass literally turning to giant mud pits, etc.

But like, if you were stoked on the lineups, none of that mattered. But for a casual festival goer who's going for the 'experience' and not like, the music primarily, those are all pretty damning.

And yeah - since then, the lineups have been streaky at best, literally terrible at worst.

RIP Jisan.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7809 on: April 05, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7810 on: April 05, 2018, 03:10:50 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

The line up off all the festivals is usually the acts that also play Fuji rocks in Japan.  It will be interesting to see who they have.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7811 on: April 05, 2018, 03:16:17 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7812 on: April 05, 2018, 03:20:49 PM »
BOB DYLAN.

Dave- Jack White, Glass Animals are rockish. I consider alt/indie music "rock-like" haha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7813 on: April 05, 2018, 04:00:59 PM »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7814 on: April 05, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7815 on: April 05, 2018, 06:41:22 PM »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.

Pretty much. Luckily for both of us, I have zero intentions of renewing my contract with them.

I learned it through school and self-study. I just really wanted to learn another language. Closest French-speaking family I have is a French Canadian who married my cousin a few years ago. And honestly, while I'm definitely an advanced level in French, I'm not fluent, and any French speaker can tell immediately that I'm not a native French speaker.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7816 on: April 05, 2018, 07:31:07 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

https://t.co/Vd40tL0t86

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7817 on: April 05, 2018, 09:56:58 PM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7818 on: April 05, 2018, 10:40:00 PM »
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?
Dude, it would be worth the price of admission ALONE just to see the girls that go. Seriously.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7819 on: April 06, 2018, 07:41:32 AM »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

Rock is the deadest genre of music there is.

Most festivals are music festivals, not rock festivals.