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« Reply #8740 on: September 17, 2018, 08:09:52 AM »
Sound like me, had a terrible thing happen on Monday, and haven't been sleeping much since.
Today, my co-T needed my class, so my 1 class got cancelled, and - because of the forementioned terrible thing, she thought I wasn't going to be at work today (when it is next week I won't be there), so she had the teacher's workshop cancelled today too.
I've literally had nothing to do all day, and so I've been sleepy and close to falling asleep all day.

I'm sorry you're going through a tough time. It's especially shitty when things go wrong while you're in a foreign country.

I hope you can get some sleep this weekend.

Cheers, I didn't get much sleep on the weekend, decided to switch to my mage on WoW, so spent the weekend trying to get as much gear as I could, to try get more, better gear, from the warfronts haha.

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« Reply #8741 on: September 17, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.

I'm sorry to hear that. :'( Yeah, it really sucks when people die young. :'(
I know, I didn't know your student or anything, but reading this is almost making me cry, partly because my grandfather passed away last week. :'( And I'm still pretty upset about that.

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« Reply #8742 on: September 17, 2018, 08:30:44 AM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.

I'm sorry to hear that. :'( Yeah, it really sucks when people die young. :'(
I know, I didn't know your student or anything, but reading this is almost making me cry, partly because my grandfather passed away last week. :'( And I'm still pretty upset about that.

Oh man, I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to trigger anything.  If I did, I'm really sorry. 

 You're in my thoughts.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8743 on: September 17, 2018, 08:35:37 AM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.

I'm sorry to hear that. :'( Yeah, it really sucks when people die young. :'(
I know, I didn't know your student or anything, but reading this is almost making me cry, partly because my grandfather passed away last week. :'( And I'm still pretty upset about that.

Oh man, I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to trigger anything.  If I did, I'm really sorry. 

 You're in my thoughts.

Nono, it's okay.
My family has been contacting me everyday since my grandfather passed, to keep to me in the loop with the funeral plans, and even little change to them >.< While it has been nice, it's been excessive and hasn't really given me a chance to not think about it for a bit :\

You're in my thoughts as well, I know I'd be torn up over a student dying myself. :'(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8744 on: September 17, 2018, 02:01:06 PM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.

That's awful. Unfortunately if you teach  for long enough you will witness some very rare (and horrible) situations just from the sheer number of students passing through the system. Maybe keep an eye out for any students that seem to have a particularly long or painful grieving period. They might need some extra help in the coming months.

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« Reply #8745 on: September 17, 2018, 03:40:13 PM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.
I'm really sorry to hear that as well.  :sad:
A kid at one of my elementary branch schools was killed at a crosswalk coming to school a few years ago. Not a very happy time. It's really hard to lose a student, especially when they're so young.  :sad:
Compounding that sadness is how so many of the Korean faculty will pretend that it never happened / student never existed. Seems like a very unhealthy coping mechanism to me.

During my second year here, a student, her sister  and mother were killed in a home fire at a friend's house. Like you mentioned, there was very little done at the school and everyone seemed to just ignore it. There was some talk, but it was mostly from the students and they just kind of whispered it to me like we shouldn't be discussing it. Out of respect? Privacy? Fear of ghosts? It was so weird. I'm really not sure if it's a cultural thing or not. I'm from California and have been in education a long time. We addressed the issue at school and talked about death and dying and provided counseling when necessary. So the attitude here is really strange to me.

I'm sorry that you had to experience this. It definitely isn't easy, and it doesn't get any easier regardless of how long you've been working with children.

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« Reply #8746 on: September 18, 2018, 10:19:04 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

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« Reply #8747 on: September 18, 2018, 10:23:58 AM »
Came into work this morning only to be told by my 4-2 kids that one of my students in my 4-1 class died over the weekend.  Apparently she hasn't been feeling well over the past week (I was told she had a pre-existing heart condition) and she died!  WHAT THE F*CK!!!!  She was 10 F*CKING YEARS OLD!  I know I'm a grow-up (sorta) and I know that everything dies, but this is the kina sh*t that pisses me the Hell off!  She didn't even start living yet.

I'm doing my best not to cry because I have to teach her class in a few hours.  The school is so incredibly quiet right now.  The running and screaming up and down the halls is and can be annoying at times, but I tell ya what, I'd love to hear it right about now.

Oh wow, only now saw this. I know how difficult it can be dealing with a sudden loss, especially of someone so young. My thoughts are with you and the student's family.

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« Reply #8748 on: September 18, 2018, 10:24:10 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

I've started feeling like that towards mine. I noticed a few weeks ago, that my shirts are still coming out a tad smelly. I didn't know what to do, so I bought this de-odor type spray, that is meant to destroy what is causing the smell, but it works for a bit, but not all day :\

Just curious, what pre-wash stuff do you use? I might need to look into doing that myself.
Adulting is hard, I tell you Hwhat :o
Probably not going to replace the washing machine, as I've already had to replace a bed and refrigerator out of my own pocket. :\

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8749 on: September 18, 2018, 10:31:20 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

I've started feeling like that towards mine. I noticed a few weeks ago, that my shirts are still coming out a tad smelly. I didn't know what to do, so I bought this de-odor type spray, that is meant to destroy what is causing the smell, but it works for a bit, but not all day :\

Just curious, what pre-wash stuff do you use? I might need to look into doing that myself.
Adulting is hard, I tell you Hwhat :o
Probably not going to replace the washing machine, as I've already had to replace a bed and refrigerator out of my own pocket. :\

To avoid that weird, dirty rag smell, I use an Oxyclean solution, like one or two scoops in warm water. I let my clothes soak in there all day while I'm at work, and then stick them into the wash as soon as I get home. Korea used to sell the brand Oxyclean, but stores pulled it to sell a Korean version of it instead, which works fine. The one I buy comes in a pink plastic tub, can't think of what it's called atm, though. I'll look at it when I get home.

To avoid the moldy smell, I also treat my washing machine with a mold-killing cleaning solution that's specifically meant to kill the mold that grow in the drums here. Do that at least once a month, too, during the hot and warm seasons.
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« Reply #8750 on: September 18, 2018, 10:40:14 AM »
Are your clothes drying properly?  That could be causing them to smell.  It's quite difficut to dry them properly during these humid months.

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« Reply #8751 on: September 18, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
They pulled Oxiclean?

Man, that's an insult to the late, great Billy Mays. Shame on them.

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« Reply #8752 on: September 18, 2018, 10:43:43 AM »
They pulled Oxiclean?

Man, that's an insult to the late, great Billy Mays. Shame on them.
Wasn't that the company that was implicated in the humidifier cleaner poisonings?

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« Reply #8753 on: September 18, 2018, 10:52:04 AM »
Are your clothes drying properly?  That could be causing them to smell.  It's quite difficut to dry them properly during these humid months.

Yes, I either leave the window open or have the fan on (sometimes both, if there's no breeze and/or if it's at night). My clothes never take more than 2-3 hours to dry.

The unpleasant smells I get from freshly washed clothes is either because of mold growing in the drum (if your clothes smell moldy, this is the #1 reason for it, not because your clothes are drying too slowly -- unless they take days to dry and you have them bunched up too closely together to allow for proper air flow, your clothes shouldn't smell of mold after a wash), or because of trapped/built up bacteria that my washing machine is not adequately washing away from my clothes (it literally only uses just enough water to make the clothes wet, no matter what setting I put it under -- without a lot of hand-scrubbing, this is not enough for adequate washing).

Soaking my clothes in a pre-wash solution once a month to help break up the built-up crap that the machine is not washing away on its own is the only thing that works to have my clothes smelling normally after a wash. That, and using a mold-killing washing machine cleaner once a month during warm-hot weather (I don't have to worry so much about mold in the drum during colder weather, but avoiding that bacterial smell is a year-round maintenance).
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« Reply #8754 on: September 18, 2018, 11:28:15 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

You can easily make your laundry machine use more water. On their factory setting they use almost no water at all for washing and very little even for rinsing. That is not enough to rinse all the laundry detergent out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYXdfg9TFg

Check the video. The pressure switch might be in a different spot in your device but once you see it in the video you will recognize it for sure. It take about 3 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver.

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« Reply #8755 on: September 18, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

You can easily make your laundry machine use more water. On their factory setting they use almost no water at all for washing and very little even for rinsing. That is not enough to rinse all the laundry detergent out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYXdfg9TFg

Check the video. The pressure switch might be in a different spot in your device but once you see it in the video you will recognize it for sure. It take about 3 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver.

Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at it once I get home because this shit has been driving me crazy for far too long.

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« Reply #8756 on: September 18, 2018, 11:30:14 AM »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.

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« Reply #8757 on: September 18, 2018, 11:37:46 AM »
Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's laundry tips:

- If you have the option, keep the lid or door of your laundry machine open. This also dramatically reduces the chance of getting moldy funk growing in there.

- Throw a bit of baking soda in each wash to help eliminated odours.

- For a boost in cleaning, use some washing soda. It's called 과탄산 소다 and it's amazing, but don't use it every wash, or on super delicate stuff, cause it can make your clothes fade a little more quickly.

- You can also toss a bit of citric acid (구연산) in your wash to kill bacteria and also brighten your clothes and give a boost to cleaning any oil-based dirt that might be in your clothes.


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« Reply #8758 on: September 18, 2018, 11:40:55 AM »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

I've started feeling like that towards mine. I noticed a few weeks ago, that my shirts are still coming out a tad smelly. I didn't know what to do, so I bought this de-odor type spray, that is meant to destroy what is causing the smell, but it works for a bit, but not all day :\

Just curious, what pre-wash stuff do you use? I might need to look into doing that myself.
Adulting is hard, I tell you Hwhat :o
Probably not going to replace the washing machine, as I've already had to replace a bed and refrigerator out of my own pocket. :\

To avoid that weird, dirty rag smell, I use an Oxyclean solution, like one or two scoops in warm water. I let my clothes soak in there all day while I'm at work, and then stick them into the wash as soon as I get home. Korea used to sell the brand Oxyclean, but stores pulled it to sell a Korean version of it instead, which works fine. The one I buy comes in a pink plastic tub, can't think of what it's called atm, though. I'll look at it when I get home.

To avoid the moldy smell, I also treat my washing machine with a mold-killing cleaning solution that's specifically meant to kill the mold that grow in the drums here. Do that at least once a month, too, during the hot and warm seasons.

Do you mind PM'ing me the names of the cleaning solution and the mold stuff you mentioned once you get home? I'll try keep an eye out for them this weekend when I go grocery shopping!
And thanks heaps!! :D

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« Reply #8759 on: September 18, 2018, 11:44:28 AM »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.

I've met several teachers in that age range who had similarly delightful attitudes.