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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10080 on: July 16, 2019, 11:01:38 am »
While I agree that 10 countries in 10 days and traveling simply for status or 'likes' or attention is pretty dumb. This phenomenon is not exclusive to Chinese or Korean tourists.

Nobody said it was


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10081 on: July 16, 2019, 11:07:24 am »
She confirmed that she bought it for her trip as European food was "too salty".

korean food is, without a doubt, the saltiest tasting cuisine i've had


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10082 on: July 16, 2019, 11:20:45 am »
She confirmed that she bought it for her trip as European food was "too salty".

korean food is, without a doubt, the saltiest tasting cuisine i've had

There's been a few occasions while I've been enjoying 'deonjangjjigay' and being told that I shouldn't eat too much of it as it's not good for you to eat too much as it's too much salt.  I also remember I was doing an 'interesting health/food facts' with my students and one group told that eating one bowl of a Korean soup (can't remember which soup) exceeded your recommended daily intake of salt.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10083 on: July 16, 2019, 12:15:19 pm »
Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.

What an incredibly vain waste of money.

You'd be travelling half the time anyway. I'd rather experience London and Paris than say I've been to ten countries.

I can't wait until someone tells me that they've been to ten countries in ten days so I can tell them what a waste of money that seems like.

1000% with you there. I've been to Japan twice in a row simply because I felt like I didn't do ENOUGH with my first trip.

Rather do a deep dive and experience almost everything than get a shallow idea of what it's like in a new country.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10084 on: July 16, 2019, 02:57:47 pm »
Plenty of Korean and Chinese tourists simply travel to gain status, hence the 10 countries and 10 days tour. Bragging that you've been to 10 countries sounds more impressive than 1.
I can't wait until someone tells me that they've been to ten countries in ten days so I can tell them what a waste of money that seems like.
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).
it was pretty packed schedule-wise (traveling in btwn wasn't as bad as you think :))  and im glad every penny was put to use.

i don't like frequently traveling so this was perfect for me!
we hit up 239842938823 tourist spots all at once and if i wana go back, i know where exactly! plus, the next time around, i can be more free about it instead of feeling like "uh..should i see the leaning tower of pisa..." (btw skip it...not that cool....LOL  :laugh: :wink: :P)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 03:00:35 pm by orange6ur1 »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10085 on: July 16, 2019, 03:12:58 pm »
i don't like frequently traveling so this was perfect for me!
we hit up 239842938823 tourist spots all at once and if i wana go back, i know where exactly! plus, the next time around, i can be more free about it instead of feeling like "uh..should i see the leaning tower of pisa..." (btw skip it...not that cool....LOL  :laugh: :wink: :P)

In this regard I can see it being a good thing. Being indecisive or unsure what to do in certain countries, it can help give you an idea of what you want/don't want to do in each place.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10086 on: July 16, 2019, 03:14:05 pm »
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).

I feel like you wasted a lot of money.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10087 on: July 16, 2019, 04:04:52 pm »
heehee i did one of thos korean package tours!
6 countries in 10 days for 2,300,000 won (includes lodging, ticket, terrible food hehe).

I feel like you wasted a lot of money.

Now i know what how those ppl who make a wish come true in those “make a wish foundations” feels like~~!! ^^


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10088 on: July 16, 2019, 04:23:35 pm »
Now i know what how those ppl who make a wish come true in those “make a wish foundations” feels like~~!! ^^

I said I would say it so I'm a man of my word. hahaha
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10089 on: July 19, 2019, 01:43:46 pm »
Just got a message saying there's going to be an hour or so long power cut next week Tuesday morning while an electrical safety test is carried out but it's no big deal because it's summer vacation time and teachers at school that day should just make a note of it.

My English camp is next week.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10090 on: July 21, 2019, 11:10:05 am »
on korean tv, it literally doesn't matter what the show is about, but it will always, always devolve into just watching people eat


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10091 on: July 21, 2019, 02:50:03 pm »
My students told me that youtube videos of people eating are popular here because many Koreans are on diets and watching someone eat is the next best thing to actually eating. Seems weird to me, more like torture if you're hungry


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10092 on: July 21, 2019, 08:10:22 pm »
My students told me that youtube videos of people eating are popular here because many Koreans are on diets and watching someone eat is the next best thing to actually eating. Seems weird to me, more like torture if you're hungry

Right? Even if you're not getting laid on the reg and you watch porn.............. you can still................ you know.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10093 on: July 21, 2019, 08:40:33 pm »
When I'm on a diet, which I have been for the last 18 months, the last thing I want to do is watch or even read about food I like. I actively avoid it.

Maybe i havent reached the existential plane of vicarious sensual enjoyment yet.

Yeah, imagine watching porn and not busting a nut
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10094 on: July 21, 2019, 09:16:11 pm »
When I'm on a diet, which I have been for the last 18 months, the last thing I want to do is watch or even read about food I like. I actively avoid it.

Maybe i havent reached the existential plane of vicarious sensual enjoyment yet.

Yeah, imagine watching porn and not busting a nut


..not sure what to say to that, other than, you can always go for the "runner's high".

..good luck, though...really:)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10095 on: July 22, 2019, 10:22:20 am »
I can't even make a fun, meaningful goodbye class without the ol' CT trying to change everything about the lesson.

If I tell you that the entire purpose of the activity revolves around a specific premise, would it make sense to try to change most important part?? The lack of faith in students and lack of want to even TRY new things really pisses me right off.

My current CTs are way better than my old ones, but good lord the hand-holding is 10x worse.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10096 on: July 23, 2019, 01:26:45 pm »
Ugh, camps. If the POEs and MOEs aren't going to be better about enforcing camp regulations on schools, they should just due away with them altogether.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10097 on: July 23, 2019, 01:42:58 pm »
What are the camp regulations? Pretty sure each school just makes up what they want their camps to be like?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10098 on: July 23, 2019, 02:06:41 pm »
Mostly stuff that's supposed to be in place for both student safety and discipline, the first and most obvious being having a KT present at all times. There's a lot of debate in some NET circles on whether or not a KT is actually required during camps because some believe camps fall within the scope of afterschool classes -- FYI, they don't. Whether a NET believes he or she needs one there doesn't really matter, it needs to be enforced because there are so many kids who will test limits and boundaries with a NET that most would never do with a KT, and a lot of NETs (mostly the new with no Korean ability) are actually really ignorant of the things going on right in front them because a lot of the kids are really good at pretending to say one thing when they're actually saying something else. I've had extremely experienced KTs shocked at what I've secretly recorded students saying and doing while alone in the classroom with me (because, of course, they kept telling me that I was just misunderstanding the students because there's no way kids would ever think of stuff like that). That increases 10-fold during camp periods when the schools are mostly empty and the homeroom teachers are absent. A lot of kids think they can get away with anything during that period, especially when it's only the foreign teacher present, and a lot of schools will stonewall any of the NETs' attempts to apply any form of discpline because of reasons. Like, they tell NETs to handle it but they also block NETs' abilities to handle it. If you're going to effectively tie a NET's hands behind their backs like that, then you need to at least provide the support.

For public schools, they also need a stricter system to regulate how camp funds are being used. I know so many people that have a very small to non-existent budget because the schools or someone in the schools are misappropriating or embezzling the funds for other things. Camps are already pointless enough as they are, no need to make the NETs' jobs harder by not giving them the funds they need to at least make some materials for non-ppt activities and games that might give the camps at least some educational value.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2019, 02:20:39 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10099 on: July 25, 2019, 04:38:37 am »
Is the world going into a handbasket?

Trump is the U.S. president,...

Boris is Prime Minister of England (born in America, New York actually; married to a German, (though last year they separated, her being a human rights lawyer)...

Putin is only 66 years old but has ruled Russia for 19 years (please do not cite his puppet assistant of a few years when he led as Prime Minister instead of President to follow the constitution).

Boris...  the man committed to leaving the EU that Russia hates; the racially-charged orator.

Ugh.