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  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1101

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4440 on: December 06, 2017, 12:14:39 pm »
So elementary schools in Gunpo are now being cut?  That's a surprise.  Good luck CO2 with your next step.  I'm living in Gunpo still, but work in Uiwang.  I'm likely getting out of here anyways as I need a change.  Not sure if my school will have funding next year.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4441 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:56 pm »
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).
Yeah, I'll come back and take yirj17 out for a drink.

Lol the waygook romance that never was. 

Sorry to hear the bad news but it looks like it may just turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Best of luck with your future endeavors. 

Hot Indo girl have a brother?  :laugh:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4442 on: December 06, 2017, 01:21:18 pm »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.



  • CJ
  • Super Waygook

    • 463

    • November 15, 2010, 08:11:00 am
    • Down south
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4443 on: December 06, 2017, 01:24:50 pm »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.

Count yourself lucky. I was coerced into going on mine. I don't fancy being ignored or having really basic and awkward conversations with my co-workers with no escape clause other than "I might take a rest in my room".


  • weirdgirlinkorea
  • Moderator - LVL 2

    • 2045

    • September 09, 2010, 06:00:18 pm
    • Seoul
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4444 on: December 06, 2017, 03:25:50 pm »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.
Honestly, be glad. At first, I felt like you, then I thought about ridiculously awkward it would be, with most people wanting to only speak Korean but some feeling guilty for excluding you and then talking to you because they feel bad, all the while wanting to go back to the Korean conversation and blend in and join in with everyone else, until eventual you are left on your own. And this is even if you speak Korean and they know it lol
Honestly, having the school entirely to yourself is great. Enjoy it. It'd be even better if they just let you stay home, I know some schools did that.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4445 on: December 07, 2017, 08:14:18 am »
Just wondering why people on here post newspaper articles. Seems a bit weird reading the morning newspaper and then popping round to your neighbors house and handing over the newspaper for them to read. Why not just comment on the comment page on the newspaper article page with other people who read the newspaper without an assist?
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  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4446 on: December 07, 2017, 08:19:04 am »
That's what a forum is. A group of people who interact and share opinions.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4447 on: December 07, 2017, 08:20:37 am »
So what's a comment section for?
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  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4448 on: December 07, 2017, 08:26:29 am »
This is a comments section.

Also, if someone posts a Korea Times article or Daily Mail article for people to comment on, then I don't have to click on a link and give them a hit.

That makes sense I suppose.
Soggy undergarments


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4449 on: December 07, 2017, 08:28:56 am »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4450 on: December 07, 2017, 08:34:51 am »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.

Well I understood the title of this thread.  :rolleyes:

I just thought if i were to read an article on a Korean newspaper website I'd just comment there instead of coming here. As everyone already there would have something to say.

I personally feel it's more a matter of remaining anonymous by posting your tripe on here instead of there with your facebook name. Of course one could just make a fake facebook account but still.
Soggy undergarments


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4451 on: December 07, 2017, 08:40:04 am »
That one teacher who talks at about the same decibel range as a commercial airplane taking off. My ears.  :cry:
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  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4452 on: December 07, 2017, 08:40:12 am »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.

Well I understood the title of this thread.  :rolleyes:

I just thought if i were to read an article on a Korean newspaper website I'd just comment there instead of coming here. As everyone already there would have something to say.

I personally feel it's more a matter of remaining anonymous by posting your tripe on here instead of there with your facebook name. Of course one could just make a fake facebook account but still.

I've posted a few time of the KT facebook page. Most stories there get zero comments. The ones that do, half are just people tagging someone to read it or complete dopes and a lot of like Philippinos going "Oh. This is terrible. God bless". Which is fine, but hardly condusive to discussion.
More discussion happens here.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5663

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4453 on: December 07, 2017, 08:43:31 am »
I've posted a few time of the KT facebook page. Most stories there get zero comments. The ones that do, half are just people tagging someone to read it or complete dopes and a lot of like Philippinos going "Oh. This is terrible. God bless". Which is fine, but hardly condusive to discussion.
More discussion happens here.

I don't understand why people don't just share it as a personal message. You're absolutely right about half the comments being other people's names. I want to see insight into the article, not "Bethany Smith James Woods Peter Griffith"
William Sanzinger Killed Poor Hattie Carroll


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Expert Waygook

    • 972

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4454 on: December 07, 2017, 08:45:48 am »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.

Well I understood the title of this thread.  :rolleyes:

I just thought if i were to read an article on a Korean newspaper website I'd just comment there instead of coming here. As everyone already there would have something to say.

I personally feel it's more a matter of remaining anonymous by posting your tripe on here instead of there with your facebook name. Of course one could just make a fake facebook account but still.

I've posted a few time of the KT facebook page. Most stories there get zero comments. The ones that do, half are just people tagging someone to read it or complete dopes and a lot of like Philippinos going "Oh. This is terrible. God bless". Which is fine, but hardly condusive to discussion.
More discussion happens here.

I hear ya. You've twisted my arm and I shall remove my Pecan tinted glasses.
Soggy undergarments


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4455 on: December 07, 2017, 09:16:13 am »
I am just not ready for work today.

But at least my hair is all swishy and not frizzy. Perfect for the head-tossing.


  • weirdgirlinkorea
  • Moderator - LVL 2

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    • September 09, 2010, 06:00:18 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4456 on: December 08, 2017, 07:27:27 am »
TGIFF!!!
The countdown begins for vacation and starting a new job. Looking forward to both, the new job though, with a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 01:18:58 pm by travelinpantsgirl »
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4457 on: December 08, 2017, 07:51:08 am »
Came in today to find out that the 4-day post-Christmas Kindergarten camp has been cancelled. Huzzah! Happy Friday!    8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


  • weirdgirlinkorea
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4458 on: December 08, 2017, 07:55:11 am »
TGIFF!!!
The countdown begins for vacation and starting a new job. Looking forward to both, the new though, with a mixture of excitement and anxiety.

Is the new job still Korea-based?
I don't have one yet, but I have several leads, one is Japan and one is Korea based. Ideally, the Korea one is the one I want. It would drastically reduce my commute and the pay is much better and I am not completely ready to go to Japan yet. 2019, would be better. I was just positing that leaving this one and starting a new one is both scary and exciting. Especially now, since I do not have a new one at the moment...haha.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5663

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4459 on: December 08, 2017, 08:40:18 am »
My Co-Teacher is not cut out to show the kids how to properly sing a pop song.
William Sanzinger Killed Poor Hattie Carroll