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  • krissyboo75
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2860 on: March 06, 2017, 02:44:25 pm »
A new teacher of an unknown subject started at my school last week.  She is the spitting image of that mother in law in all the Korean dramas (style, hair, demeanor all of it), and I fear she may also have the personality of one too. Subtle things so far makes me think she may be a handful.  She sits next to me now in the teachers office and the first day she sad down next to me when  was preparing a PPT for my class. I could feel her looking at me but many people do that to foreigners so I've learned to ignore. Then in a tone as if I had done something wrong she was like "excuse me? 안녕하세요?" So I politely greeted her back and she looked quite huffy. Relax lady.

I go to that school in the afternoons and I'm at a different one in the morning, but its been my main school for about 3 years. I came in on Friday after school and allll her shit is all over my desk and chair, so I moved it over so I could sit down (she was in class). When she came back (out of the corner of my eye I could see) she looked at me, looked at the stuff, then my chair and desk, about 2 or 3 times and sits down. She asks me in Korean. "Um, do you come here everyday?" Still glancing at the stuff. "Yes I do, except Tuesday" "Oh,...I see." Maybe this seems like nothing... but I can see her becoming a pain in the future.... But we shall see.

I came in and allll this venting shit was all over the pointless Friday ramblings thread

Ok.
Happens all the time.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2861 on: March 06, 2017, 03:00:45 pm »
A new teacher of an unknown subject started at my school last week.  She is the spitting image of that mother in law in all the Korean dramas (style, hair, demeanor all of it), and I fear she may also have the personality of one too. Subtle things so far makes me think she may be a handful.  She sits next to me now in the teachers office and the first day she sad down next to me when  was preparing a PPT for my class. I could feel her looking at me but many people do that to foreigners so I've learned to ignore. Then in a tone as if I had done something wrong she was like "excuse me? 안녕하세요?" So I politely greeted her back and she looked quite huffy. Relax lady.

I go to that school in the afternoons and I'm at a different one in the morning, but its been my main school for about 3 years. I came in on Friday after school and allll her shit is all over my desk and chair, so I moved it over so I could sit down (she was in class). When she came back (out of the corner of my eye I could see) she looked at me, looked at the stuff, then my chair and desk, about 2 or 3 times and sits down. She asks me in Korean. "Um, do you come here everyday?" Still glancing at the stuff. "Yes I do, except Tuesday" "Oh,...I see." Maybe this seems like nothing... but I can see her becoming a pain in the future.... But we shall see.

I came in and allll this venting shit was all over the pointless Friday ramblings thread

Ok.

The Camden-replacement could use the ranting thread rather than making individual posts every time there's a common issue but it's generally entertaining and honestly who cares that much?

Camden don't care.


  • Imogen1991
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 18, 2015, 12:26:47 am
    • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2862 on: March 07, 2017, 12:39:47 pm »
camden would never use the friday thread to rant


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2863 on: March 07, 2017, 01:19:55 pm »
Please, Camden could use the Friday thread to rant and turn it into the new Rant thread.

Because Camden does as Camden wants and who are we to question that?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2017, 01:23:32 pm by Chinguetti »


  • CO2
  • The Legend

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2864 on: March 07, 2017, 01:36:02 pm »
Why do new principals always say to me and my CT that "at other schools, foreign teachers hit the students to please be nice to them!"

It's never the previous guest teacher who did it, but some one at some other school. Is it really common or are they all referring to the same incident or rumor? I'd be shocked to find out that more GETs than KETs hit students. That's a pretty big no-no where we are from and has been for a long time...anyone else get told this too or is it just me? Maybe I'm really intimidating looking and I just didn't know it  :evil:

I call bullshit. Some idiot wayg in 2003 prob slapped a kid on the back too hard and now we're all monsters.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2865 on: March 07, 2017, 02:34:46 pm »
I have been trying to watch the same movie for the last four hours because I keep getting so absorbed in my work that I stop paying attention to the movie, and it's a movie that I actually want to finish.

This is the nth time I've gotten to the scene where Danny Devito is getting the shit punched out of him and I'm all like, "Wait, why?"


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2866 on: March 07, 2017, 03:30:07 pm »
^what movie? 

I just finished watching Westworld recently and it was pretty awesome.

New VP at my travel school seems genuinely nice (unlike her predecessor), so that's cool.  Also found out I don't have classes tomorrow or next.  Very nice~


  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2867 on: March 07, 2017, 03:36:03 pm »
So today in my introductions i did a little mini guessing game - where am i from etc?

One of the questions is "Can I speak Korean?" then i do a show of hands for yes/no. The majority said yes! I think that just shows how things are changing  :azn: Which now I think about it might be a little harder on those just arriving.


Still there is always that one kid who does the stupid voiced "An - nyeong - ha -se - yo" like i'm some kind of remtard.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2868 on: March 07, 2017, 04:32:27 pm »
^what movie? 

L.A. Confidential.

Gave up on it for now, will try again tomorrow. Today just wasn't a good day to watch Russell Crowe stuffing paper into Guy Pearce's mouth for talking shit about Camden, probably.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2869 on: March 08, 2017, 06:18:07 am »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2870 on: March 08, 2017, 07:06:46 am »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.


  • yirj17
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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2871 on: March 08, 2017, 07:23:44 am »
Man, Danny Devito is getting old. I think the first time I saw him was in a Batman movie as the Penguin.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2872 on: March 08, 2017, 10:16:17 am »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.

It's because of what it is, if you try to buy them off of G market, they're censored also until you log in and verify that you are 19 or over.


  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2873 on: March 08, 2017, 10:28:20 am »
Currently watching "Las Vegas" on TV while I'm getting ready for work, and the powers-that-be have decided that a packaged condom taped to a piece of paper was too much for the public to handle.

The viagra pill made it passed the censors, though. Good for it.

I wonder if it was the fact that it was a condom, or that it was a name-brand that the local chaebols don't have a piece of.

It's because of what it is, if you try to buy them off of G market, they're censored also until you log in and verify that you are 19 or over.

With the age of consent 12(ish)*, that is quite strange.


* I know, the whole "position of authority" extends to age superiority, so let's not get off on that tangent.


  • yirj17
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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2874 on: March 08, 2017, 10:43:33 am »
CoT:  The new English teacher (at a travel school) called.  He says he doesn't want to teach with you...

I've yet to meet the guy.  I swear my coT paused as I'm sitting and waiting to see if there's more to the sentence.

CoT: ... this week.  Because of the schedule. 

Why would you pause in the middle of that sentence and make it seem so dramatic!  :huh:


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2875 on: March 08, 2017, 11:02:51 am »
CoT:  The new English teacher (at a travel school) called.  He says he doesn't want to teach with you...

I've yet to meet the guy.  I swear my coT paused as I'm sitting and waiting to see if there's more to the sentence.

CoT: ... this week.  Because of the schedule. 

Why would you pause in the middle of that sentence and make it seem so dramatic!  :huh:

Because it is fun. :)

You can do the same in writing if you hit "enter" at the right place.

I had a university reference letter that said "JNM is also a great lover
of the arts."



  • krissyboo75
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2876 on: March 08, 2017, 12:09:06 pm »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:


  • krissyboo75
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2877 on: March 08, 2017, 12:33:18 pm »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.
My admin office did my taxes, all they asked me to do was bring them a document about my check card transactions. Previously I had a ton more money taken off me, especially last year cuz they had forgotten 2 years ago so I had a massive lump sum taken from me. 500,000 is better than that but still...I thought thats why I started having them taken monthly so I wouldn't be missing a big hunk of my paycheck.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2878 on: March 08, 2017, 12:42:03 pm »
I hate tax season! W500,000 deducted in year end taxes and income taxes from my pay check. I thought since they took taxes from my monthly now. I wouldn't have to do this.  :cry:

I am never going to understand how this works.  I did my tax thing on NEIS, which was super simple.  Go to the tax website, download all your papers as a PDF file, then load them up on NEIS system and it calculates it all for you.  I don't pay tax every month, but my deduction for the whole year was just 750 000 won.  That was with credit card payments of 15 000 000.  Check card of 4 000 000 won.  The medical was only 400 000 won or something.  100 000 won in donations.  That was it.
My admin office did my taxes, all they asked me to do was bring them a document about my check card transactions. Previously I had a ton more money taken off me, especially last year cuz they had forgotten 2 years ago so I had a massive lump sum taken from me. 500,000 is better than that but still...I thought thats why I started having them taken monthly so I wouldn't be missing a big hunk of my paycheck.

Yeah it all seems very...arbitrary. My CT logs my taxes every year (how nice of her!), first couple of years I received a refund, this year I got hit owing a smal amount. This despite paying 50k per month (like previous years) and I'M SURE that I used my cards more often last year than previous years.

The amount owed was small, it's not a PITA but I am wondering how it's all calculated.

Dave Stepz did you file it all yourself? How long did it take you?


  • yirj17
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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2879 on: March 08, 2017, 01:04:07 pm »
Making a PPT using images of a bunch of "flags" made from food and all it's doing is making me hungry.  Lunch today was unsatisfying.  I really hope we're not having samgyupsal (not really a fan) for teacher's dinner tonight but I have this feeling we probably will...

http://www.thisismarvelous.com/national-flags-made-from-each-countrys-traditional-foods/