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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7280 on: February 05, 2020, 01:32:19 pm »
I have been here or one year now, and I started studying a few months before I came here. I study nearly every day for one to two hours. and went through KIIP level 2 already.
I am by no means a quick learner, it's so hard for me. But learning Korean culture, history, and the language, is so fun to me. Holding small conversations, as light as they still are due to my limited Korean, makes it feel so worth it already. I have so far to go, sooooooooo far, but just trying to enjoy it. I'm only 23, hopefully I have some time to further dedicate to it. ;)

Cool.  It's all good.  Learning new languages, especially through immersion is a very nice way to do it.  Trial and error, learn from your mistakes, but don't let it put you off.  If you've already done KIIP 2 already then you're doing well.  The more you practice the more things will fall into place and it's a great confidence booster.   


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7281 on: February 05, 2020, 02:15:09 pm »
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. I think how qualified a person is is only important from a hiring point of view (that point of view being the employer's). I don't think how qualified someone is (or isn't) can predict how good they are at teaching (not quite as black and white as "having an MA TESOL/CELTA = good teacher, having an online TEFL cert = bad teacher").

True but it's unlikely gaining teaching qualifications are going to make a teacher worse.  So a good teacher with lots of experience who's made an effort to improve would still probably be better after taking a proper course.  Also teachers who've improved and got good without doing a recognised course are more likely to be good only in their particular area/age group/country/type of school without easily transferable skills 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7282 on: February 05, 2020, 03:33:28 pm »
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without easily transferable skills 

This exactly.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7283 on: February 06, 2020, 11:03:47 am »
Got my bread from the bakery, but it was too hot to have them slice it. All this week my toast has body dysphoria.

Not Friday so take it with a grain of salt.

Oh, man, how did you stop yourself from eating it right away? Bread still hot and fresh from the oven is an addiction.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7284 on: February 07, 2020, 11:21:58 am »
Anyone have a pet that they sometimes take with them to school and the school doesn't mind?

Just curious. I had a science professor who always brought in his golden lab. Her name was Hayley and thunderstorms scared her, lol.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7285 on: February 07, 2020, 11:55:27 am »
Anyone have a pet that they sometimes take with them to school and the school doesn't mind?

Just curious. I had a science professor who always brought in his golden lab. Her name was Hayley and thunderstorms scared her, lol.

NPR much? :P

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/29/800911230/service-animals-in-the-lab-who-decides?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR3vq7D_EILiXi7xPNqOfTWgFtRb9Fb4QU-YuKqFNJjDTu-yZPDIa_VjWXg&fbclid=IwAR1j9uZT_XLmmkwLkzHl-1t1KHqxehME5elBO67QFxpfe9vBW6YUwL5MDtQ


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7286 on: February 07, 2020, 01:57:45 pm »
Oh, man, how did you stop yourself from eating it right away? Bread still hot and fresh from the oven is an addiction.
Animals should not be in the workplace. Unless you're working outdoors or need a cat to kill the rats on your ship. We don't need 10 yapping rat dogs in the cubicle jungle.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7287 on: February 07, 2020, 02:32:29 pm »
Animals should not be in the workplace. Unless you're working outdoors or need a cat to kill the rats on your ship. We don't need 10 yapping rat dogs in the cubicle jungle.

Leave my bread out of this MR. D, last warning.

Yeah but seriously no animals at work, I love animals but don't want some random dog humping my leg or some cat sitting on my keyboard while I type this.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7288 on: February 07, 2020, 05:52:11 pm »
sup kids still making 2.1m and kissing ya boss' nutsack at work? come work for me. join my online coaching program. if interested send a msg papi  8)


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7289 on: February 07, 2020, 05:53:23 pm »
Going to cheongdam today to meet ya gf.
 8)
when she asks to break up for "self-improvement" reasons now u kno why. BRODIE AIN'T PAYIN' FOR ****T!  I got a BALD HEAD


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7290 on: February 07, 2020, 06:33:25 pm »
Well, I didn't miss this guy.  :rolleyes:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7291 on: February 10, 2020, 09:16:09 am »
Well, I wasn't really asking about how anyone felt about pets in the workplace, only if anyone in Korea was doing it, but I guess I should have seen it coming, lol.

As devil's advocate, pets in the workplace have been found to increase both morale and productivity. I once worked in a call center for about 3 months that was very pet friendly, so about half of the people there brought in their pets. Mostly dogs, one guy brought in his cat. Of course, there were rules, like they needed to be leashed at all times, they couldn't be allowed to just wander around, etc. Never a single bark, they were all super chill and perfectly happy to nap by their owners' feet. Generally speaking, most people would only bring their pets into a work environment if their pets have good indoor behavior.

I think the biggest issue that pets in the workplace may present is allergies, but the call center I mentioned before actually had a cordoned off section of the building for people who needed to work away from animals for this and other reasons.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7292 on: February 10, 2020, 09:25:25 am »
I knew somebody in Pohang who would regularly bring her doggo to school after green-lighting it with the principal (or maybe with the VP). She would incorporate it into her lessons (somehow?) and generally help expose the kids to the fact that not all dogs are slavering monsters waiting to tear out the throats of all human beings foolish enough to get within range.
     She said that a fair number of the kids were pretty scared of it at first (it was a dachshund, a breed well known for it's intimidating appearance), and that winning them over to the point where they stated that they too wanted a dog felt like a huge accomplishment.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7293 on: February 10, 2020, 09:40:25 am »
That sounds so cute. Doggo probably had a blast.



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7294 on: February 10, 2020, 11:51:11 am »
She said that a fair number of the kids were pretty scared of it at first (it was a dachshund, a breed well known for it's intimidating appearance)

Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers. They were right to be terrified. Don't let the cute, sausage-y appearance mislead you.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7295 on: February 10, 2020, 12:01:12 pm »
Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers. They were right to be terrified. Don't let the cute, sausage-y appearance mislead you.
As a badger, I completely agree.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7296 on: February 10, 2020, 04:12:16 pm »
Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers. They were right to be terrified. Don't let the cute, sausage-y appearance mislead you.

My neighbor had a dachshund and a Doberman. They actually look quite a bit alike!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7297 on: February 10, 2020, 04:31:57 pm »
My neighbor had a dachshund and a Doberman. They actually look quit a bit alike!


wait, your neighbour looks like the dachshund or the doberman?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7298 on: February 10, 2020, 09:08:20 pm »
wait, your neighbour looks like the dachshund or the doberman?

All 3, really, now that is you mention it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7299 on: February 11, 2020, 03:02:23 am »
My neighbor had a dachshund and a Doberman. They actually look quite a bit alike!
All are German?