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  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1620 on: March 22, 2017, 04:31:21 pm »
Is it? Look at LA: Reading of only 10.
http://aqicn.org/city/losangeles/los-angeles-north-main-street/
Busan: 139 (Ten times as high!)  :huh:
http://aqicn.org/city/busan/


  • kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1621 on: March 22, 2017, 07:11:29 pm »
Is it? Look at LA: Reading of only 10.
http://aqicn.org/city/losangeles/los-angeles-north-main-street/
Busan: 139 (Ten times as high!)  :huh:
http://aqicn.org/city/busan/
Your math could use some work!  :laugh:
But man, was the air quality bad this last week!
I'm looking forward to the rainy season just to flush all that crap out!


  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1622 on: March 22, 2017, 07:24:11 pm »
It's 13.9 times as high.



  • kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1623 on: March 22, 2017, 07:36:52 pm »
It's 13.9 times as high.
     There we go!
     But seriously, I'm curious about why so many people compare areas with problematic air quality to LA. Is LA really that bad? Insofar as I know, it's not an industrial mecca, and its location on the coast would mean that it gets onshore breezes to help disperse all that toxic crap.
    Looking at air pollution rankings, LA seems to hold a steady 5th place on many charts.


  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1624 on: March 22, 2017, 08:17:45 pm »
Historically, LA was the city which came to mind when the mention of bad American air came up. But there have been a lot of improvements there lately. (Get credit to liberals for that one.)

Most populous cities in America: (top ten; over a mil)

New York City: 13
http://aqicn.org/city/newyork/

Los Angeles: 30
http://aqicn.org/city/losangeles/los-angeles-north-main-street/

Chicago: 37
http://aqicn.org/city/chicago

Houston: 49
http://aqicn.org/city/houston

Philadelphia: 48
http://aqicn.org/city/philadelphia

Phoenix: 25
http://aqicn.org/city/phoenix

San Antonio: 28
http://aqicn.org/city/texas/san-antonio/heritage-middle-school/

San Diego: 18
http://aqicn.org/city/california/san-diego/camp-pendleton/

Dallas: 35
http://aqicn.org/city/texas/dallas/fort-worth/dallas-hinton/

San Jose: 25
http://aqicn.org/city/california/santa-clara/san-jose-jackson-st/


  • flyingspider
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    • February 27, 2016, 08:33:47 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1625 on: March 23, 2017, 07:37:55 am »
Is it? Look at LA: Reading of only 10.
http://aqicn.org/city/losangeles/los-angeles-north-main-street/
Busan: 139 (Ten times as high!)  :huh:
http://aqicn.org/city/busan/
Well in my town I could see the hills in the distance, so it was starting to clear up yesterday. Unfortunately it came back with a vengeance overnight.  :cry:


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  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1626 on: March 23, 2017, 07:54:05 am »
You live in a town not a city and yet the air is still bad? I'm guessing you live on the West coast?...more coal plants there and yellow dust blows over from China...


  • sisususi
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    • January 26, 2016, 06:39:12 am
    • Oklahoma City, OK
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1627 on: March 23, 2017, 08:00:58 am »
First lesson of the day was cancelled for "special classes". I have no idea what that means, but am excited to drink my coffee in peace this morning.
 8)


  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1628 on: March 23, 2017, 10:56:28 am »
You live in a town not a city and yet the air is still bad? I'm guessing you live on the West coast?...more coal plants there and yellow dust blows over from China...

Another issue in rural Korea is agricultural burning.

Some places I drive through look like war zones!


  • yirj17
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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1629 on: March 23, 2017, 11:09:47 am »
However the students may feel, I'm having a good time so far with the new coT!  It's like.. we're actually coteaching.   :huh:  Guess we'll see how long this active involvement lasts.  Fingers crossed it does, though. 

Had an open class today and I was uncertain how the parents were taking it (there were like 5 mothers who stopped by) as they looked super stern and weren't smiling, but turns out 3 of them had filled out evaluation forms and given us perfect scores on everything  :laugh: :laugh: 

My coT also said he overheard some of the parents saying they were pleased.  Whew!  Glad that's over with! 


  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1630 on: March 23, 2017, 11:57:30 am »
You live in a town not a city and yet the air is still bad? I'm guessing you live on the West coast?...more coal plants there and yellow dust blows over from China...

Another issue in rural Korea is agricultural burning.

Some places I drive through look like war zones!

That's true I think.

Look at this:

http://aqicn.org/map/australia

Compared to this:

http://aqicn.org/map/#@g/35.8271/129.5508/7z


  • moonbrie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 31, 2016, 10:32:14 am
    • Busan
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1631 on: March 23, 2017, 12:31:19 pm »
Now I want to know about Dr. Genderpotato


  • flyingspider
  • Super Waygook

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    • February 27, 2016, 08:33:47 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1632 on: March 23, 2017, 02:12:04 pm »
You live in a town not a city and yet the air is still bad? I'm guessing you live on the West coast?...more coal plants there and yellow dust blows over from China...
Yep I'm just below Seoul near the coast. There are some factories around and there's also quite a bit of construction and I imagine all that dirt and dust gets blown around doesn't help.

My happy thing: I was having a hard time keeping up the peppy act (teaching with 10 different coteachers is draining), but an adorable little 2nd grade girl that came to winter camp told me that I look like a princess. It definitely lifted my spirits.


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1633 on: March 23, 2017, 02:15:15 pm »
I have the coolest/funniest third graders in this whole dang country.


  • hangyul
  • Adventurer

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    • March 22, 2017, 10:42:38 am
    • Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1634 on: March 24, 2017, 12:39:59 pm »
The air is warming up. someone sat across from me at lunch, flowers are blooming, my kids are outside eating ice cream, playing soccer, and screaming.



Life feels pretty good rn.


  • hangyul
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    • March 22, 2017, 10:42:38 am
    • Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1635 on: March 24, 2017, 12:45:10 pm »
The air is warming up. someone sat across from me at lunch, flowers are blooming, my kids are outside eating ice cream, playing soccer, and screaming.



Life feels pretty good rn.

tho i suppose it is kinda sad that I get happy when someone sits across from me lol


  • krissyboo75
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    • September 27, 2011, 01:01:39 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1636 on: March 27, 2017, 08:18:58 am »
I had an amazing birthday celebration this weekend! On Saturday night my friends and I went to the Hard Rock Cafe and it was such a blast. Good food, friendly staff, decent music, and birthday perks! It was nice to see all my favourite people in the same place <3


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1637 on: March 28, 2017, 01:56:59 pm »
A 5th grade boy in my school has been stealing some of the teachers really nice high heel shoes. It's happened to 3 different sets of teachers.

It makes me happy that no matter what place you are in....kids are always weird.   :afro::cheesy:


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1638 on: March 28, 2017, 02:15:13 pm »
A 5th grade boy in my school has been stealing some of the teachers really nice high heel shoes. It's happened to 3 different sets of teachers.

It makes me happy that no matter what place you are in....kids are always weird.   :afro::cheesy:

That's his 페티쉬.
The joys of fauxtherhood


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #1639 on: March 28, 2017, 03:10:25 pm »
A 5th grade boy in my school has been stealing some of the teachers really nice high heel shoes. It's happened to 3 different sets of teachers.

It makes me happy that no matter what place you are in....kids are always weird.   :afro::cheesy:

Like... stealing them to keep? Or stealing them to just be cheeky?


I thought maybe he was being cheeky but who knows! They wont say who it is so it's hard to judge but I can't imagine any of them doing that.

 :laugh: