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  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2560 on: July 19, 2018, 01:25:31 pm »
I poured over my contract before and I don't quite remember there being anything about a specific amount of hours required for camp (I'm with EPIK, mind you). I'll check it out when I get home, but I'm skeptical. My CT was flexible when I said I couldn't make the first day of the camp  :undecided:

   Just out of curiosity, what did you pour over your contract. And why?
   I remember that once, when I had to send in an original copy of a reference but had only a scan, I poured a few drops of soy sauce on the bottom corner to, when coupled with one or two judicious folds, help give it that aged look.  :smiley:

I had seen snakes before out riding.  They can be poisonous here unlike in Canada where they are not. But, if you keep away from them, they will keep away from you.  Back off and be no threat to them.  They will slither away and maybe hiss if you are too close.  Never walk through tall grass in the hotter months. 
Actually, where I'm from in BC, the hills are alive with rattlesnakes. The adults are pretty obvious: they have that signature arrow-shaped head that all vipers have, and they rattle when you get near, but the yearling look exactly like your run-of-the-mill Garter snakes, and lack the rattle (they are become able to rattle after their first or second molt). When I was younger, I used to catch-and-release snakes sunning themselves on rocks at the riverside by the hand-fulls, and it occurs to me now that some of them were probably rattlers.  :shocked:

   Also, some of the snakes here in Korea are definitely venomous. One of the more common snakes is the Tiger Keelback which, interestingly, is both venomous *and* poisonous. It absorbs toxins from the frogs it eats, and then secretes it to prevent other animals from touching it. It's also pretty venomous and bitey. Fortunately its venom administrating fangs are at the back of its jaw, making it nearly impossible to actually poison a person.  :smiley:


I found a rattlesnake when I was mowing my lawn in Kincardine, Ontario. Supposedly, this is outside of thier usual range.


  • CO2
  • The Legend

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2561 on: July 19, 2018, 01:37:48 pm »
I found a rattlesnake when I was mowing my lawn in Kincardine, Ontario. Supposedly, this is outside of thier usual range.

Bruce, is that you?  :P
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2562 on: July 20, 2018, 07:28:28 am »
It's the last day of the semester, yes I may have work next week, but it's the last day of the semester   8) 8) 8)


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2563 on: July 20, 2018, 07:48:30 am »
Final day!

 (Obviously apart from camp and my vacation doesnt start until the 16th of August  :sad: Although I don't plan on desk warming much)

 I have a terrible hangover and I get to leave early today so super happy!   :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-*


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2564 on: July 20, 2018, 08:35:21 am »
Final day!

 (Obviously apart from camp and my vacation doesnt start until the 16th of August  :sad: Although I don't plan on desk warming much)

 I have a terrible hangover and I get to leave early today so super happy!   :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-*

Congratulations!

I might have missed it if you posted before but what's the next step for you now?  Back home to rest for a bit?


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2565 on: July 20, 2018, 08:42:59 am »
Final day!

 (Obviously apart from camp and my vacation doesnt start until the 16th of August  :sad: Although I don't plan on desk warming much)

 I have a terrible hangover and I get to leave early today so super happy!   :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-*

Congratulations!

I might have missed it if you posted before but what's the next step for you now?  Back home to rest for a bit?

Like in my life?

Yeah home, go on a long holiday with my mum, then try to get a job I guess. I feel like I need some destressing time and haven't had a real beach holiday in years.

 I don't really have a grand plan which is a little dangerous since people who don't have a plan often end up coming back  :huh:


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2566 on: July 20, 2018, 08:55:37 am »
Sounds good! 

I think anyone who teaches in Korea deserves a long rest when they finish.  The frustrations can really build up over time.  Enjoy your holiday  8)


  • denimdaze
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2567 on: July 20, 2018, 09:01:18 am »
Final day!

 (Obviously apart from camp and my vacation doesnt start until the 16th of August  :sad: Although I don't plan on desk warming much)

 I have a terrible hangover and I get to leave early today so super happy!   :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-* :afro: :-*

Congratulations!

I might have missed it if you posted before but what's the next step for you now?  Back home to rest for a bit?

Like in my life?

Yeah home, go on a long holiday with my mum, then try to get a job I guess. I feel like I need some destressing time and haven't had a real beach holiday in years.

 I don't really have a grand plan which is a little dangerous since people who don't have a plan often end up coming back  :huh:

I don't have a grand plan either. I just intend to go back home, give myself time to adjust, and start networking and job-searching.


  • Bingsu
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2568 on: August 02, 2018, 02:04:20 pm »
Tomorrow is my last day of camp, it's pizza day, and then I'm off to Seoul for a flight home to see my family!

Hopefully it all goes to plan haha


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2569 on: August 02, 2018, 03:23:04 pm »
Tomorrow is my last day of camp, it's pizza day, and then I'm off to Seoul for a flight home to see my family!

Hopefully it all goes to plan haha

It does sound like a good day! Hopefully there are no Korean surprises! Have a safe flight  8)
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2570 on: August 06, 2018, 04:21:46 pm »
Didn't have to desk warm after camp today!   YYYYAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!! 



  • HaLo3
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    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2571 on: August 07, 2018, 01:14:19 pm »
Finally got my ticket out of here! I finish in 8 more days! After I finish this awful camp, I'm going back to Tokyo and going to Disney Land and Sea and climbing Fuji, then over to Taiwan, than hiking an area of the Great Wall before going back home! I'm so excited.


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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2572 on: August 07, 2018, 01:20:03 pm »
Finally got my ticket out of here! I finish in 8 more days! After I finish this awful camp, I'm going back to Tokyo and going to Disney Land and Sea and climbing Fuji, then over to Taiwan, than hiking an area of the Great Wall before going back home! I'm so excited.
That sounds like a kick-a$s holiday! And congrats on finishing -- hopefully you'll have many more adventures back home!


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2573 on: August 07, 2018, 01:50:00 pm »
Finally got my ticket out of here! I finish in 8 more days! After I finish this awful camp, I'm going back to Tokyo and going to Disney Land and Sea and climbing Fuji, then over to Taiwan, than hiking an area of the Great Wall before going back home! I'm so excited.
That sounds like a kick-a$s holiday! And congrats on finishing -- hopefully you'll have many more adventures back home!
Thank you! I've been here for 5 year, so it's definitely time to get out of here. ><


  • sweetkat
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    • March 02, 2011, 01:35:29 pm
    • Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2574 on: August 09, 2018, 09:46:59 am »
When i have a crap day or just bored, i read the rant thread, and then i feel better....summer and winter camp free three years running...free from coteacher antics...three years running...left Korea....3 years ago.  This site I use to boost myself when I feel low to remind myself how good I have it now. :angel:


  • denimdaze
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    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2575 on: August 10, 2018, 08:26:55 am »
Today is my last day of deskwarming.  Students return Monday.  My contract ends Aug. 25th, and I return home for good.


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2576 on: August 10, 2018, 09:00:22 am »
Today is my last day of deskwarming.  Students return Monday.  My contract ends Aug. 25th, and I return home for good.

Yay team go home :) me too! Do you have to work during that time?

My school goes back on the 21st, so I used to my vacation days until the 25th. Cos F that.  :laugh:


  • denimdaze
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    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2577 on: August 10, 2018, 09:07:49 am »
Today is my last day of deskwarming.  Students return Monday.  My contract ends Aug. 25th, and I return home for good.

Yay team go home :) me too! Do you have to work during that time?

My school goes back on the 21st, so I used to my vacation days until the 25th. Cos F that.  :laugh:
I have 7 teaching days left.  I'm taking the 23rd & 24th as vacation days to tie up loose ends. 

I don't have to plan first grade middle school lessons as they'll be on the Free Semester and another teacher will be responsible for that. I  may have to go to the classes.

At this point, I'll still do a good job, but I won't allow anything to stress me out now.

Good luck when you get back home!  :azn:


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2578 on: August 10, 2018, 09:08:08 am »
Last day of camps is today!!!! I've done three camps this summer and my body is over it. Then, I have one more day of desk warming on Monday... then nearly two weeks of vacation, in which I will stay at home and mostly be lazy as hell... and I'm here for it!!!!!!   8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #2579 on: August 10, 2018, 11:48:44 am »
After a year and a half living in Korea im finally going back home! Praying it doesn't rain most of the time that im in Florida....ahh the sunshine state...as much as I hate Florida...I somehow miss it ....