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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #100 on: December 15, 2020, 07:17:31 am »
Even in middle school (Kingston, ON), we were (with permission from parents. Sign a form in Sep, etc.). This was grade 7 and 8. High school (Barrie, ON)? You didn't need permission.

Imagine telling a 16 year old he can't leave school property? It's absurd. The kid can drive a car but can't walk to the 7-11 5 mins away. Bizarre.
imagine telling a teacher that they can't leave school property during their lunch break. because.....that used to happen to me all of the time


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #101 on: December 15, 2020, 07:46:22 am »
imagine telling a teacher that they can't leave school property during their lunch break. because.....that used to happen to me all of the time

HaHa, true enough. 


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1961

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #102 on: December 15, 2020, 08:36:32 am »
imagine telling a teacher that they can't leave school property during their lunch break. because.....that used to happen to me all of the time
Happened to me during my first year or two.
I'm now a big fan of the "Don't ask, don't tell." strategy. Works for leaving work on Friday a bit early too. And for borrowing office supplies for my classroom. And for reformatting the classroom computer to get rid of those **** security programmes that make saving my ppts literally impossible. And for swapping my chair for the nice rolly one from the upstairs office that nobody seems to be using. And for... uh, well, you get the idea.    :azn:


Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #103 on: December 15, 2020, 08:46:46 am »
Happened to me during my first year or two.
I'm now a big fan of the "Don't ask, don't tell." strategy. Works for leaving work on Friday a bit early too. And for borrowing office supplies for my classroom. And for reformatting the classroom computer to get rid of those **** security programmes that make saving my ppts literally impossible. And for swapping my chair for the nice rolly one from the upstairs office that nobody seems to be using. And for... uh, well, you get the idea.    :azn:

Iíve found it does *not* work for jumping on the corner desk during the annual subject teacher shakeup, nor does it work for converting your sitting desk to a standing desk using old furniture you snuck in from home, and this happens to be true no matter how slyly you do it while everyone else is out of the office enjoying their holiday.

It also turns out not to be an ideal military policy!


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #104 on: December 15, 2020, 10:10:10 am »
Happened to me during my first year or two.
I'm now a big fan of the "Don't ask, don't tell." strategy. Works for leaving work on Friday a bit early too. And for borrowing office supplies for my classroom. And for reformatting the classroom computer to get rid of those **** security programmes that make saving my ppts literally impossible. And for swapping my chair for the nice rolly one from the upstairs office that nobody seems to be using. And for... uh, well, you get the idea.    :azn:
oh totally. in my final year i didn't get af about anything and would always leave early. even after camp i'd just go home. nobody said anything


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1961

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #105 on: December 15, 2020, 10:21:19 am »
Iíve found it does *not* work for jumping on the corner desk during the annual subject teacher shakeup, nor does it work for converting your sitting desk to a standing desk using old furniture you snuck in from home, and this happens to be true no matter how slyly you do it while everyone else is out of the office enjoying their holiday.
You probably just didn't dont ask dont tell hard enough! You ought to try it again, but with more conviction!

It also turns out not to be an ideal military policy!
Don't ask about military secrets, don't tell about military secrets? Seems wise, I guess?  :wink:


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2020, 12:59:19 pm »
You probably just didn't dont ask dont tell hard enough! You ought to try it again, but with more conviction!
Don't ask about military secrets, don't tell about military secrets? Seems wise, I guess?  :wink:

It has been better to don't ask and don't tell.  Plead ignorance and beg forgiveness later.  That had been my strategy for years.  However, Korea is changing quickly and schools are getting more retarded.  Not just in Seoul but creeping into the whole country more and more.  So, be careful more than before. 


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #107 on: March 16, 2021, 03:14:06 pm »
I had chicken wings, spicy mandu with soy sauce, cucumber salad, kimchi, brown rice, and budae jiggae.  Pretty damn good if you ask me.  My Tuesday school has the best lunches evah!!!!


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 2280

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #108 on: March 19, 2021, 09:22:22 pm »
I had chicken wings, spicy mandu with soy sauce, cucumber salad, kimchi, brown rice, and budae jiggae.  Pretty damn good if you ask me.  My Tuesday school has the best lunches evah!!!!
Chicken wings?

Koreans have been top 5 in longevity in part due to diet and lifestyle. But the recent fried chicken and computer game generations will likely put an end to that.

In 2002 I saw maybe 1 or 2 students A YEAR   I would consider "overweight". Now I see 1 or 2 every day, heck, in some classes. On the street I can use all my fingers on an afternoon walk counting chubby guys.

Height also has changed. It's incredible at how much taller my students have become.  I am over 6-feet tall and yet a girl and three boys still in elementary school are almost my height! In 2002 I felt like a giant in this country.


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #109 on: March 25, 2021, 12:06:30 pm »
Chicken wings?

Koreans have been top 5 in longevity in part due to diet and lifestyle. But the recent fried chicken and computer game generations will likely put an end to that.

In 2002 I saw maybe 1 or 2 students A YEAR   I would consider "overweight". Now I see 1 or 2 every day, heck, in some classes. On the street I can use all my fingers on an afternoon walk counting chubby guys.

Height also has changed. It's incredible at how much taller my students have become.  I am over 6-feet tall and yet a girl and three boys still in elementary school are almost my height! In 2002 I felt like a giant in this country.

Tell me again why the stores still sell Asian Size clothing?  It's really dumb and makes no sense.  Plus why do even the US brands sold here sell that plus put spandex in it so it clings to any weight you have looking even more terrible?  Geeze!!  Seriously, just adopt American sizes.  All the Koreans under 50 or 60 will fit into it fine. 


  • pkjh
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1983

    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
    • Asia
Re: What is up with these school lunches??
« Reply #110 on: March 25, 2021, 12:20:33 pm »
Chicken wings?

Koreans have been top 5 in longevity in part due to diet and lifestyle. But the recent fried chicken and computer game generations will likely put an end to that.

In 2002 I saw maybe 1 or 2 students A YEAR   I would consider "overweight". Now I see 1 or 2 every day, heck, in some classes. On the street I can use all my fingers on an afternoon walk counting chubby guys.

Height also has changed. It's incredible at how much taller my students have become.  I am over 6-feet tall and yet a girl and three boys still in elementary school are almost my height! In 2002 I felt like a giant in this country.
Kids here still are kind of forced to do more walking than your average North American teen. I don't think the % of obesity will hit American levels, but it's getting up there.