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  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5820 on: September 10, 2018, 11:00:08 am »
The most overrated Korean food is 삼겹살. All fatty and often boney

Change my mind

Personally I do think it tastes good, but I do hate that there can still often be bits of bone in it.
I try to avoid those pieces haha. (or I just eat around it if alone)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5821 on: September 10, 2018, 11:30:56 am »
I really like 삼겹살. But then I stick to places that have good quality meats and fresh everything else. Or just do homemade.

I prefer black pork belly to regular pork belly for 삼겹살, personally.

Also, while the meat is traditionally cooked plain for you to dip into sauces and oils afterwards, you can get seasoned and marinated options, too.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2018, 02:02:51 pm by Chinguetti »


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5822 on: September 10, 2018, 11:58:35 am »
*Walking down the hallway*

Student: Teacher! What is your favorite color?

Me: Green!

Student: Me too!

Me: *Not hearing the response at first* What's your favorite color??

Student: Violet!

:-[
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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1571

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5823 on: September 10, 2018, 12:06:20 pm »
Some exchanges I had today:


Me: How are you today?
Student: (To his friend, in Korean) <<What did he say?>>

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Me: *Gives students candy because they did some cleaning*
Student: (To her friend, in Korean) <<How do you say "thank you" in English?>>

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Both of those examples were middle school third graders.

Seriously, why am I even here doing this?


  • JVPrice
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    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5824 on: September 10, 2018, 12:08:04 pm »
Some exchanges I had today:


Me: How are you today?
Student: (To his friend, in Korean) <<What did he say?>>

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Me: *Gives students candy because they did some cleaning*
Student: (To her friend, in Korean) <<How do you say "thank you" in English?>>

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Both of those examples were middle school third graders.

Seriously, why am I even here doing this?

You're here to fulfill the illusion that Korean students actually learn proper English
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5825 on: September 10, 2018, 01:39:07 pm »
What BTS really need is some military service!!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/05/k-pop-south-korean-stars-bts-conscription-debate

Personally, I think if something is mandatory for 1, it should be for all.
Obviously, there should be exceptions, for things like disabilities and stuff.
But, if you make exceptions because someone played sports; or made a band and got famous; etc. it makes it unfair on the others that still have to do it, IMO.

Or have a vagina...


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1428

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5826 on: September 10, 2018, 02:07:25 pm »
Some exchanges I had today:


Me: How are you today?
Student: (To his friend, in Korean) <<What did he say?>>

---------------------------

Me: *Gives students candy because they did some cleaning*
Student: (To her friend, in Korean) <<How do you say "thank you" in English?>>

---------------------------


Both of those examples were middle school third graders.

Seriously, why am I even here doing this?

I get that every week from a grade 1 middle school girl at my travel school:
Me: Hello!
Student: *asks another student what I said*


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4146

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5827 on: September 11, 2018, 08:15:25 am »
I get a rush every time I buy something on-line using my Korean credit card; it is the same feeling I used to get hacking into somebody else's computer, only it is just buying a shirt with my own card.

I don't get the same feeling from Amazon or other places that save the card, but a new vendor is always a thrill!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5828 on: September 11, 2018, 09:36:44 am »
Yes @ the willful ignorance of some students. Once they get to a certain age, they have no excuse. They literally have to put in effort to be that ignorant with all that's been made available to them for so long. Still, that's their prerogative. It'll catch up to some of them eventually, and they'll learn then.

With that in mind, I'm a little worried about my attitude towards the students in my classes lately. I've always been on the hard-nosed side, but I still try to keep it as casual and laid-back as possible in my classes so that students will be comfortable enough to try, even if they risk making mistakes.

But lately I've been coming down pretty hard on them for classroom behavior related issues, and I'm not sure if that's because they've been testing me more, or if I'm just losing my patience. I can't really tell atm. I need to take a step back to figure things out, I think, but I need to do it in a way so that problem students won't see it as me going soft.

I honestly feel like I need to read The Art of War.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5829 on: September 11, 2018, 12:08:51 pm »
You got the 2nd semester cranks. It's been happening to me, too. I have zero patience for kids doing the same dumb BS that they've been doing for the past semester (or year. Or years).

Yeah, that's probably it. It just seems to be hitting me harder this year vs. in previous years.

On the plus side, a lot of these kids jump higher and faster whenever I say something than when the KTs do.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5830 on: September 11, 2018, 12:31:17 pm »
today, for the first time, i saw my schools zoo/farm?  including (but not limited to): some chickens, a peacock, a dog, a couple deer, a family of ducks, a goat, and a bunch of fruit trees. and a small driving range. ?!?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5831 on: September 11, 2018, 12:36:38 pm »
today, for the first time, i saw my schools zoo/farm?  including (but not limited to): some chickens, a peacock, a dog, a couple deer, a family of ducks, a goat, and a bunch of fruit trees. and a small driving range. ?!?

That's pretty neat. Wish my school had had one.

Hope they have a boot scrape.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5832 on: September 11, 2018, 12:52:26 pm »
today, for the first time, i saw my schools zoo/farm?  including (but not limited to): some chickens, a peacock, a dog, a couple deer, a family of ducks, a goat, and a bunch of fruit trees. and a small driving range. ?!?

They did that at my middle school years ago, but not deer, no peacock and no goat.  Strangely one day all disappeared.  I fear in the PE teacher's stomach.

There are some live rabbits at Homeplus for W28,000. I can't be the only dude from the UK who's tempted to make a pie.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4146

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5833 on: September 11, 2018, 12:56:31 pm »
I get a rush every time I buy something on-line using my Korean credit card; it is the same feeling I used to get hacking into somebody else's computer, only it is just buying a shirt with my own card.

I don't get the same feeling from Amazon or other places that save the card, but a new vendor is always a thrill!

Haha. Now that I have Naver Pay and Smile Pay, I don't even get any thrill anymore. It's just like "Oh, um. Okay. I bought that and the whole process took under 10 seconds. Bye money."

This was a British website; Mastercard required the whole verification deal.



  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4146

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5834 on: September 11, 2018, 01:24:41 pm »
I get a rush every time I buy something on-line using my Korean credit card; it is the same feeling I used to get hacking into somebody else's computer, only it is just buying a shirt with my own card.

I don't get the same feeling from Amazon or other places that save the card, but a new vendor is always a thrill!

Haha. Now that I have Naver Pay and Smile Pay, I don't even get any thrill anymore. It's just like "Oh, um. Okay. I bought that and the whole process took under 10 seconds. Bye money."

This was a British website; Mastercard required the whole verification deal.

Barf. I hate the whole Verified by Visa thing. I literally can never remember that password, so whenever I've using my foreign credit cards, it's a huge pain in the ass.

This was worse; KEB-Hana pop-up.


  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5835 on: September 11, 2018, 01:34:09 pm »
So, I saw Searching and Molly's Game on Friday and Saturday at CGV. Anyone who has seen a movie here knows that you're gonna see the same ad................ at least twice, but sometimes back to back! Anyway, I saw this ad 4 times during each movie. And.................. it's really weird? I love the woman at 0:17-0:18 with her shocked look, and all the dabbing. And 엄마 엄마 해~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have the urge to keep watching this ad. It's like brainwashing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L72erqIimY
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  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Gunpo
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5836 on: September 11, 2018, 03:38:30 pm »
Kids playing charades/hot seat like.............


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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2522

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5837 on: September 11, 2018, 03:41:11 pm »
Kids playing charades/hot seat like.............



every time i play this, it's always "_____ friend"

(answer is 'cat')
dog friend!

(answer is 'dentist')
doctor friend!



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5838 on: September 11, 2018, 03:52:13 pm »
OMG YES LMAO

Answer: Gorilla
Them: Monkey friend!

Answer: Mop
Them: Bucket/Sweeper friend!

Also, whenever I go through this example, this is pretty much the exact dialogue every single time:

Me: It is round. It is a circle shape. *pause* It starts with a 'C'. *pause* It tells you the time.
Them: PIZZA! COOKIE! CUP! TEACHER, PIZZA! PIZZA!
Me: It is not food. It starts with a 'C'. It tells you the time.
Them: PIZZA! COOKIE!
Me: Not food.
Them: ... plate?
Me: It starts with a 'C'.
Them: Cookie!
Me:  :cry: ... watch friend.
Them: CLOCK! TEACHER CLOCK!

These are middle school kids, lol. They're not that bad once they start actually playing the game, but going through the explanation/demonstration motions, they really tunnel vision hard.


  • JVPrice
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    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5839 on: September 11, 2018, 04:24:59 pm »
I'm not sure whether or not this warrants a new topic post, so I'll put this question here:

Has anyone else been told that plastic and paper cups are being banned?

I went to grab a drink in the office today and realized there were no cups. When I asked the teacher near me, she told me that the government started banning paper and plastic cups at the schools and at cafes, and that this decision was made weeks ago. :undecided:

This just seems like a really big thing. Maybe I'm just oblivious and foolish for not noticing.  :lipsrsealed:

(Before anyone says it, no she wasn't mistranslating, this particular teacher has a high level of English)
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