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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2300 on: November 10, 2017, 08:58:48 am »
Dude...I wish this had happened to me when I had camps, so I can feel your joy...lol

My travel school will not have English camp this winter.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2301 on: November 10, 2017, 12:34:12 pm »
Ah you've got a special someone here in Korea, that makes sense. Hope it all works out the way you want it to!

My (Korean) girlfriend and I have been together for a while now and it's starting to feel like I need to either make a real commitment or get out of the way, so to speak. So, yeah, big decisions for me too haha

Anyway, I took evening Korean classes at my local uni for a while (would have continued too, but there weren't enough students for the higher levels this semester :cry:) and IMO it's super helpful. Definitely worth the time and money. If your SO is Korean and/or you have a solid group of Korean friends to practice with, a year of uni classes + solid practice IRL will get you almost, if not completely, fluent. Either way you will be kicking ass and blowing minds, trust me.

...and of course, japan4lyfe  :cheesy:

We'll see how things go-- pretty casual thus far-- but it's fair to say I'm pretty smitten ^^

Actually another expat, so probably not much Korean practice there, hahah.  Nice to hear about your experience with studying the language though!  I'm casually studying on my own now and hopefully the classes will go well once I'm enrolled :D


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2302 on: November 22, 2017, 10:06:52 am »
^funny how much things can change in the span of only a week or so of time.

Anyway. Saw an ajumma move over on the subway so these two school girls could sit by each other. Too cute!!


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2303 on: November 22, 2017, 10:33:40 am »
All of my classes for tomorrow were just cancelled!!! The added bonus is that the cancellations will actually put all my classes back onto the same schedule so that no class is ahead or behind another class. And...I got a full 24 hours notice.

UPDATE: was just told they made a mistake. Classes are not cancelled. Booooooo.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 11:37:15 am by johnny2shoes »


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2304 on: November 22, 2017, 11:03:26 pm »


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2305 on: November 23, 2017, 07:14:25 am »
Life,

I've enjoyed listening to John Stossel throughout his career.  He has been very upfront about his motivation and agenda, which is honorable, when considering how many in his craft are more deceptive in how they pursue their "hidden agendas".

That said, the glaring omissions he makes at times due to the time constraints of a story or in trying to simplify the narrative for mass consumption is regrettable.

If one were to address key concepts/issues, like the role of scarcity, fear, and education (aka indoctrination) serve to "influence" in his little mock scenario, the entire premise and the conclusion of his piece would be debunked.

To be clear, I am NOT a socialist by any measure, not to mention that I don't like people ;) but to claim that "private property" was/is the answer borders on criminal, as the outcome was rigged.

If those participants had been educated/indoctrinated first, rather than simply operating out of fear, scarcity, and ignorance, when he tossed the money on the communal land, his subjects wouldn't have rushed to grab the coins.

Professional psychologists and the like acknowledge that "free will" is a myth.  The masses are indeed asses, which is why public education/indoctrination is so fundamental to the stability of any system, regardless of what it is.

Look behind the veil, what "private property" actually favors and supports is the owner class.

If Stossel's scenario were more accurate, his subjects would be working their individual plots and paying rent/usury to the owner of all of the land, as none are given a plot of land at birth.  We inherit the situation we are born into and start from there.

Happy Thanksgiving!
 


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2306 on: November 23, 2017, 12:37:30 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2307 on: November 23, 2017, 12:42:56 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

Happy Australian Thanksgiving!

The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2308 on: November 23, 2017, 01:32:47 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

Where did you get your vegemite?
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2309 on: November 23, 2017, 01:37:25 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

Where did you get your vegemite?

A friend sent it to me from the homeland.  In a tube -_- but it's still the legit stuff. 


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2310 on: November 23, 2017, 02:09:46 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

I wouldn't wish vegemite / marmite on anyone. :o That s... stuff is the worst. D:


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2311 on: November 23, 2017, 03:48:30 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

I wouldn't wish vegemite / marmite on anyone. :o That s... stuff is the worst. D:

I actually enjoy cooking with both of those, really good in soups and sauces..... I will eat it on bread/toast but not my chosen bread spread, for that I prefer OXO .....
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2312 on: November 23, 2017, 03:52:48 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

I wouldn't wish vegemite / marmite on anyone. :o That s... stuff is the worst. D:

I actually enjoy cooking with both of those, really good in soups and sauces..... I will eat it on bread/toast but not my chosen bread spread, for that I prefer OXO .....

I have a Japanese friend who LOVES to eat vegemite on boiled potatoes haha.
For me, the taste just makes me gag. :p


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2313 on: November 24, 2017, 07:45:54 am »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

My wife did this with her high school boys this week, but with marmite.  I was absolutely sure they'd hate it, but she said some thought it was ok.  I think just mention to Koreans the health benefits and I'm sure more would like it.....

I'm fairly sure most will hate it, but I bet there will be one who takes the dare and eats it and pretends to like it.  I did it with 6th summer camp a few years ago and there were a couple who liked it, most didn't.  I don't care, I know it's an acquired taste, it's just showing them something from another country they would never try otherwise.  Mostly I'll just show them all the cool animals from Aus.


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2314 on: November 24, 2017, 08:16:34 am »
1+1 on 355ml Pepsi at mini stop. Does life get any better?
Who is here in 2019?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2315 on: November 24, 2017, 09:50:04 am »
Japan is so lovely and orderly. A well oiled machine. And the food. God, the food!!

Hit up USJ (my first time ever going to a big amusement park; never been to any of the Disney ones), loved Harry Potter world. Worth it!

Found a 5 string electric violin and it was love at first play. Grabbed the necessary accessories as well and it was all tax free. Forget dating, I've found my new love already hahahaha


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2316 on: November 24, 2017, 01:07:43 pm »
Tomorrow I get to subject some grade 2 elementary kiddies to the joys of vegemite on toast! As it's the only Australian food that I have access to on short notice.  They will either love it or hate it - I've got my money on one though.  I think I will do the range of 'light spread' to just get the tickle of taste, and a heavy jam-like spread, for the hard-core kiddies with no sense.  Should be fun

My wife did this with her high school boys this week, but with marmite.  I was absolutely sure they'd hate it, but she said some thought it was ok.  I think just mention to Koreans the health benefits and I'm sure more would like it.....

I'm fairly sure most will hate it, but I bet there will be one who takes the dare and eats it and pretends to like it.  I did it with 6th summer camp a few years ago and there were a couple who liked it, most didn't.  I don't care, I know it's an acquired taste, it's just showing them something from another country they would never try otherwise.  Mostly I'll just show them all the cool animals from Aus.

So the verdict was about half and half, with some coming back for seconds.  Surprised.  But the homeroom teacher forgot to bring the butter (proper vegemite toast has the butter melted before you spread the V), so he grabbed some philly cream cheese as a replacement.  I was dubious, but it worked really well, as vegemite with (normal) cheese is a popular variation in Aus.  Huh.  Never to old to learn a new trick


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2317 on: November 24, 2017, 02:16:22 pm »
I'm fairly sure most will hate it, but I bet there will be one who takes the dare and eats it and pretends to like it.  I did it with 6th summer camp a few years ago and there were a couple who liked it, most didn't.  I don't care, I know it's an acquired taste, it's just showing them something from another country they would never try otherwise.  Mostly I'll just show them all the cool animals from Aus.
Lol!

I have a flavour-based lesson that I do during my weekend camps that's always a blast. We go over the 5 most basic flavours, and I bring samples of each in little paper soju cups for the kids to try out:

Salty=crisps
Sweet=candy
bitter=cacao nibs
sour=lemon jiuce
spicy=Tabasco sauce

At the end of the day, there are always a handful of boys who end up doing shots of Tabasco sauce and/or lemon juice. Always hilarious!  :laugh:


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2318 on: November 29, 2017, 11:37:11 am »
Saw my evaluation results on NEIS today and printed off.  From 141 students who participated (about 30% of school total), I got 4.5 or 4.6 out of 5 for most of the topics, which was at least 0.7 above the school average.  Out of the 25 parents who did the evaluation, I was 0.3 above the school average and in the 4.6 region again for most.  This is the first evaluation I've had for yonks so I feel happy that my high school students, who I think are ace, are happy.  I also got to print out five pages of comments from them, which were all lovely.  Only one student's wish 'the classroom is cold'.  I talked with the computer teacher and he said quite a few other teachers average was around the 2.6 or 3.2 region and they were mad about that.  I know it's a kind of crapshoot for the students to evaluate the teachers but I feel happy that for the number of students/parents who do the evaluation I did pretty well. 

Good for you Dave.  I know the feeling, I had the same.  I recently got my evaluations back, ct translated a number of them for me.  Some were glowing, some were sweet, a couple kind, the worst I got was "when I play with my friend teacher tells me to do my work" or "teacher always tells me to stop running in the classroom".  Which is actually good, because it proves they actually heard me, maybe not listened but at least heard me.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2319 on: November 29, 2017, 12:48:18 pm »
I genuinely care for all of my students, and they KNOW it :)

I just viewed mine out of curiosity and read their comments...50 pages (too many).

"small" sample (some were in English, the Korean was translated into English using google):
Kindness
I play English games often and it is interesting.
Thank you for your patience.
It tells you interestingly.
The teacher teaches well.
It is interesting
The game is well prepared.
I can not speak in English, but I can tell you in Korean.
He always looks at us with a bright expression.
I teach English well and have fun studying.
She's good, she teaches me well.
Interesting.
He is kind and teaches English well.
I can understand what you say even if you say it in English.
Let us know English easily and let us know easily.
You will have fun with your English lessons.
It makes fun time with interesting game.
Kind and clever
It is interesting
The game is well prepared.
He is kind and teaches English well.
You will have fun with your English lessons.
It makes fun time with interesting game.
Kind and clever
Have fun
It makes you have fun.
Every time I come every day, I play games and have fun.
You speak good English.
It is pleasant.
Every time I play games, I always play fun games and feel friendly.
Teach your English lessons fun. Let's always be bright.
I do not know.
You have fun classes.
Interesting
You are joking.
Very kind.
It seems to me that it is better for the student than anyone.
He does not discriminate, he is kind.
none
You are kind.
It makes you happy and gives you lots of games.
It teaches us funny English easily.
none
He always gives kindness to me.
Our native English teacher gives us a speech with a bright smile.
It's fun and games are a lot.
You will have fun reviewing the game with the game.
Making a funny look to make us laugh
none
It was very good.
He greets you well.
It was nice to have always laughed and covered.
I would like to inform you in English.
Teachers should speak in Korean to children who do not understand when speaking in English.

You are active and kind.
English words and rhythm is good to know well.
Kindness
Among the English teachers I am amazed that they are American.
He teaches English well and kindly.
When you meet us, we will greet you first.
It makes the class interesting.
I was laughing because I was always laughing.
kind
Let's be strong and cool
It is kind and interesting.
none
none
Let's laugh
I spoke kindly in English.
It is interesting to have class, fun and kind.
Fun games always keep you entertained.
I think you are well informed about everything you know.
Make fun games and fun lessons
none
Too much ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It will teach you fun
Teacher ~ I am sorry that I have only one lesson once a week with my teacher. Thank you very much for preparing my class.
I always laugh and have a fun class.
It was kind and fun. And friendly.
The game is so fun and kind.
He does a lot of kind and fun games.
fun.
It's all about me.
It is fun and kind.
I am kind and have a good heart and I can communicate in English
It's good to have the game ready, and kind.
He makes us laugh and tells us a little bit of Korean.
I read it three times, so I read it and it seems to be good to go along once.
It has a good personality.
He teaches English easily and has a fun game.
It teaches really funny dog ​​!!!
I always called my name a lot.
I have never been mad.
He is kind (generous) and generous.
It is interesting
Have fun
Doing games and doing lots of activities
It is kind.
It is kind.
kindness
A foreigner who did well without any objection
Interesting.
After I finish my English, I have fun.
He always smiles and studies.
Always smile, kindly treat me, and give me greetings