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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3400 on: December 22, 2016, 03:16:02 PM »
Gmarket texted me and said my order had been shipped, but the site has said "shipping soon" for a week now. I raved about how fast shipping was but I take it all back.

What does the tracking information say? The system is automated, so you won't get the shipping notification text unless it also says shipping has started on the website / mobile version, too. If you check the tracking status, it should show you where your package is. If the site still says 'preparing shipment' after a week, though, you should contact the seller, or cancel your order, get the refund, and buy it from another seller.

But yeah - literally impossible to get the automated Gmarket shipping-has-begun text and have the website display something different.

I hope your package shows up soon!
Here's the text they sent.
http://imgur.com/vowJ0wj
and what the website currently shows.
http://imgur.com/VPoLv55

I just sent the seller a message, and if they don't respond in the next day I'll cancel it and try again from someone else.

Oh weeeeird. English Gmarket. I haven't seen that in forever. I tried tracking the number in the message. It hasn't been registered as shipped at all. So, the seller probably marked it as shipped, put the tracking number in, and then never actually sent it. Which is lame. Cancel immediately.
Haha yeah, I'm not yet proficient enough to use the Korean version. Thanks for the advice; I'll cancel the order.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3401 on: December 22, 2016, 03:17:59 PM »
peanut butter on toast (well, sandwiches here, as I don't have a toaster / place for a toaster)

Use a pan on the stove top, though it requires more diligent attention.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3402 on: December 22, 2016, 03:23:55 PM »
I like you, Chinguetti, I really do, but - cereal is never breakfast.

It's literally sugar lumps in glandular cow juice. Ew.


Makes a good dessert, though. But not substantial enough for your first meal.

HEY!

Cereal has been my don't-have-enough-time-to-cook food since forever.

But yeah, it really doesn't do me over before lunch anymore. Either I'm going to have to start time-managing my mornings better so that I can cook a decent breakfast or I'm gonna have to start keeping a jar of nuts on my desk.

Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Ewwww Eggs D: (I can't eat eggs, not because of an allergy / religious dietary type reason, but the taste of eggs makes me feel extremely nauseated, to the point I usually vomit).

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3403 on: December 22, 2016, 03:27:51 PM »
The squatters make sense for pooing, but if you're a lady and you need to urinate, it can be difficult to use the squatter and not get urine on your clothes.

I don't know, I don't have any problems with this.

I think the trick is to pull your pants/short down low enough, and then to squat low enough. Like, your butt should be down pretty close to your ankles.

As a woman I can confirm that it's pretty easy to pee squatting over a squatty, regular toilet, bush, cooler, stream or sewer grate. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Doesn't your stream sometimes go off in different directions?  Especially when wearing a tampon

... this might be a little too detailed for some, but I think when you squat low enough and with your legs far enough apart, things down there tend to get arranged in a way so that the stream is more predictably in a downward fashion.

+1
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
How would one urinate on themselves from this position?

I don't get it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3404 on: December 22, 2016, 03:33:10 PM »
Oh, yeah - sorry if I sounded snobby or anything about the English version. Didn't mean to. Anyways, I know exactly what happened, and it's because of some slightly off translation.

The seller marked it as shipped, entered a tracking number, but then never actually sent the item, so the system never updated to Shipping in Progress, and still said preparing shipment, which is the step in between Payment Received and Shipping.
Oh no worries; I didn't read it as condescending. Why would the seller even bother to do that? Maybe they were just hoping I wouldn't bother to cancel the order and they could keep the money? Or maybe they're just very forgetful. In any case I'll cancel it and hope that the next seller will be more honest.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3405 on: December 22, 2016, 03:33:25 PM »
Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Call me spoiled, but I don't like boiled eggs more than a day old because they take on a rubbery texture that everyone says I'm imagining but I swear does exist. I also prefer eggs poached in broth and placed on toast. Doesn't take long to make, but I literally leave myself with zero time to cook anything most mornings these days.

I hate boiled eggs in general, but if I really have to eat them, I will only eat them within a half-hour of being boiled. After that, no. Also, I know what you're talking about with the rubbery texture thing the next day. I hate that, too, haha.

But in terms of making yourself something to eat, I do find that boiled eggs are the easiest to fit into the mornings. I occasionally have them for breakfast and I boil them while I get dressed / dry my hair / do my make-up. I eat it on my commute to work LOL and then I have coffee when I get to school.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3406 on: December 22, 2016, 05:35:01 PM »
Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Call me spoiled, but I don't like boiled eggs more than a day old because they take on a rubbery texture that everyone says I'm imagining but I swear does exist. I also prefer eggs poached in broth and placed on toast. Doesn't take long to make, but I literally leave myself with zero time to cook anything most mornings these days.

I hate boiled eggs in general, but if I really have to eat them, I will only eat them within a half-hour of being boiled. After that, no. Also, I know what you're talking about with the rubbery texture thing the next day. I hate that, too, haha.

But in terms of making yourself something to eat, I do find that boiled eggs are the easiest to fit into the mornings. I occasionally have them for breakfast and I boil them while I get dressed / dry my hair / do my make-up. I eat it on my commute to work LOL and then I have coffee when I get to school.

I am super fussy about eggs, I am vegetarian so am especially picky about something like that.  Especially boiled eggs, the rubbery bit is really off putting.  I won't eat boiled eggs given to me by anyone else.  I never buy the cheap eggs in the supermarket, only the free range ones.  Those black-coloured eggs? not on your life.  My own poached eggs with fried mushrooms?  Oh yeh!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3407 on: December 22, 2016, 05:43:55 PM »
Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Call me spoiled, but I don't like boiled eggs more than a day old because they take on a rubbery texture that everyone says I'm imagining but I swear does exist. I also prefer eggs poached in broth and placed on toast. Doesn't take long to make, but I literally leave myself with zero time to cook anything most mornings these days.

I hate boiled eggs in general, but if I really have to eat them, I will only eat them within a half-hour of being boiled. After that, no. Also, I know what you're talking about with the rubbery texture thing the next day. I hate that, too, haha.

But in terms of making yourself something to eat, I do find that boiled eggs are the easiest to fit into the mornings. I occasionally have them for breakfast and I boil them while I get dressed / dry my hair / do my make-up. I eat it on my commute to work LOL and then I have coffee when I get to school.

I am super fussy about eggs, I am vegetarian so am especially picky about something like that.  Especially boiled eggs, the rubbery bit is really off putting.  I won't eat boiled eggs given to me by anyone else.  I never buy the cheap eggs in the supermarket, only the free range ones.  Those black-coloured eggs? not on your life.  My own poached eggs with fried mushrooms?  Oh yeh!
Hey Dave,

Have you ever seen those stalls that sell boiled eggs that specifically cater to old Korean men?

They will eat several eggs in a sitting.

Is there something magical/medicinal about them?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3408 on: December 22, 2016, 06:13:57 PM »
Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Call me spoiled, but I don't like boiled eggs more than a day old because they take on a rubbery texture that everyone says I'm imagining but I swear does exist. I also prefer eggs poached in broth and placed on toast. Doesn't take long to make, but I literally leave myself with zero time to cook anything most mornings these days.

I hate boiled eggs in general, but if I really have to eat them, I will only eat them within a half-hour of being boiled. After that, no. Also, I know what you're talking about with the rubbery texture thing the next day. I hate that, too, haha.

But in terms of making yourself something to eat, I do find that boiled eggs are the easiest to fit into the mornings. I occasionally have them for breakfast and I boil them while I get dressed / dry my hair / do my make-up. I eat it on my commute to work LOL and then I have coffee when I get to school.

I am super fussy about eggs, I am vegetarian so am especially picky about something like that.  Especially boiled eggs, the rubbery bit is really off putting.  I won't eat boiled eggs given to me by anyone else.  I never buy the cheap eggs in the supermarket, only the free range ones.  Those black-coloured eggs? not on your life.  My own poached eggs with fried mushrooms?  Oh yeh!
Hey Dave,

Have you ever seen those stalls that sell boiled eggs that specifically cater to old Korean men?

They will eat several eggs in a sitting.

Is there something magical/medicinal about them?

I think they are the 곤달걀, they are half foetus eggs that died during hatching (googling it is a little disgusting).  There is a traditional place in my city that has them.  Old people love them because they think they have anti-aging properties and helps cure neuralgia.  Personally.....
 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3409 on: December 22, 2016, 06:26:02 PM »
Thanks for that.

It's been a good day, as I have learned something new.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3410 on: December 22, 2016, 09:09:46 PM »
something that has been bothering me -- more than ever, as of late.

why do kids in korea, instead of putting their hand up (and waiting), find it acceptable to shout "TEACHERRRRRRR" across the room? it's something that i try to nip in the bud as fast as i can, but it's always uphill struggle.

do kids do this in regular korean classes?

i try not to lose my temper in class, but when theirs multiple kids shouting - repeatedly - "TEACHERRRRRRR"... it makes me so angry

it's the first thing i teach them not to do, but 4 months later and they STILL do this. then they cry or get all moody when i shout at them. why? they know exactly what they are doing wrong
« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 09:11:43 PM by oglop »

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« Reply #3411 on: December 22, 2016, 09:17:22 PM »
something that has been bothering me -- more than ever, as of late.

why do kids in korea, instead of putting their hand up (and waiting), find it acceptable to shout "TEACHERRRRRRR" across the room? it's something that i try to nip in the bud as fast as i can, but it's always uphill struggle.

do kids do this in regular korean classes?

i try not to lose my temper in class, but when theirs multiple kids shouting - repeatedly - "TEACHERRRRRRR"... it makes me so angry

it's the first thing i teach them not to do, but 4 months later and they STILL do this. then they cry or get all moody when i shout at them. why? they know exactly what they are doing wrong

No they don't know what they are doing wrong.

As irritating as it is to you, it is accepted here.

How does a Korean adult get a waiter's attention if there is no button on the table?  Same damned process.

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« Reply #3412 on: December 22, 2016, 09:35:21 PM »
Too funny.

Thanks for that.

I loathe Koreans who shout at service staff in restaurants, etc.

Actually, it all depends on the teacher, as we drill it from the beginning of the school year, and as time passes, if some forget, we drill it some more.

The problem some foreigners might have in public school is due to what some hagwons allow, so kids get confused by the l mixed message that is being sent.

We can shout in mokmok teacher's class, but have to raise our hand in Mr. Pecan's class.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3413 on: December 22, 2016, 09:58:59 PM »
I work in an after school program, in a public school. I wonder if the Korean teacher in the next classroom (we alternate classes each day)  allows shouting, actually. She's one of the " they are just kids. Please understand them" people


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3414 on: December 23, 2016, 07:36:41 AM »
The squatters make sense for pooing, but if you're a lady and you need to urinate, it can be difficult to use the squatter and not get urine on your clothes.

I don't know, I don't have any problems with this.

I think the trick is to pull your pants/short down low enough, and then to squat low enough. Like, your butt should be down pretty close to your ankles.

As a woman I can confirm that it's pretty easy to pee squatting over a squatty, regular toilet, bush, cooler, stream or sewer grate. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Doesn't your stream sometimes go off in different directions?  Especially when wearing a tampon

... this might be a little too detailed for some, but I think when you squat low enough and with your legs far enough apart, things down there tend to get arranged in a way so that the stream is more predictably in a downward fashion.

+1
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
How would one urinate on themselves from this position?

I don't get it.
On the pants! The red pants in the picture. This is the perfect angle to get pee all over those pants.
Unless you shift the balance way forward, in which case this is an issue of balance and flexibility, and I will never be able to do it drunk anyway.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 07:43:50 AM by Ajahya »

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« Reply #3415 on: December 23, 2016, 07:38:29 AM »
peanut butter on toast (well, sandwiches here, as I don't have a toaster / place for a toaster)

Use a pan on the stove top, though it requires more diligent attention.

I'm never awake enough in the mornings to give the diligent attention it would require. :P

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« Reply #3416 on: December 23, 2016, 07:51:19 AM »
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
You only pull your pants down to your knees

Then squat, and since your but should be below your knees, you're golden. I used to think you'd have to pull them down to your ankles, too, and couldn't fathom how it was possible to use a squat toilet without soiling yourself. But to your knees it's really easy.

I totally thought I was going to pee all over my pants,  but I never have. I promise Ajahya

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3417 on: December 23, 2016, 08:00:01 AM »
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.

Basically what moonbrie says. xD

A lot of ladies I've met had a problem with not pulling their shorts or pants down to at least knee or slightly below knee level. It seems to be the opposite in your case where you're pulling them down way too low.

The other thing is you have to be squatted back enough that you're resting on the flats of your feet. If you find yourself sitting on your toes, you may be hunched too forward (which would then put you in a prime angle for soiling your clothes). If you lack the balance and flexibility to do this, you can hold onto the walls or whatever for support.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3418 on: December 23, 2016, 08:06:28 AM »
The squatters make sense for pooing, but if you're a lady and you need to urinate, it can be difficult to use the squatter and not get urine on your clothes.

I don't know, I don't have any problems with this.

I think the trick is to pull your pants/short down low enough, and then to squat low enough. Like, your butt should be down pretty close to your ankles.

As a woman I can confirm that it's pretty easy to pee squatting over a squatty, regular toilet, bush, cooler, stream or sewer grate. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Doesn't your stream sometimes go off in different directions?  Especially when wearing a tampon

... this might be a little too detailed for some, but I think when you squat low enough and with your legs far enough apart, things down there tend to get arranged in a way so that the stream is more predictably in a downward fashion.

+1
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
How would one urinate on themselves from this position?

I don't get it.
On the pants! The red pants in the picture. This is the perfect angle to get pee all over those pants.
Unless you shift the balance way forward, in which case this is an issue of balance and flexibility, and I will never be able to do it drunk anyway.
If your urine is shooting forward from that position, you need to visit a urologist ASAP.

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« Reply #3419 on: December 23, 2016, 08:30:10 AM »
Here's my annual EPIK contract renewal signing rant:

Maybe I'm old fashioned (or just old) but is it too much to expect NETS to wear smart clothes when they're meeting their employer?  It seems so.  Don't wear a suit (not appropriate) but looking around, most people were in jeans/sweatpants, a tshirt and trainers. 

So many people had opened their medical check results (after they had received them in a sealed envelope obviously).  So that led to the RIDICULOUS situation of the coordinator asking them things like "Did your CT see you open the envelope?"  In the end, so many people had opened them I think she just couldn't be bothered to deal with it and let it go.  So I guess that makes a complete mockery of the tests.  I'll just fake mine next time and save a load of cash.

People just waltzing in an hour late and not apologising.  "Where's my contract?" was the first thing out of one guy's mouth.  You're an hour late, are you taking the piss?

Of the process as a whole:  signing the contract before finding out where you'll be teaching is infuriating.  I don't know about anyone else but I renew my contract because I like my school/apartment/area and I've been confident about my chances of staying here.  If I knew I was moving it would probably have a big affect on my decision to renew (ie. I probably wouldn't bother).