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  • kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11080 on: December 05, 2019, 04:45:48 pm »


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11081 on: December 05, 2019, 05:29:34 pm »
tf is going on in kazakhstan


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11082 on: December 05, 2019, 05:57:37 pm »
tf is going on in kazakhstan
I thought they were into Potassium, not sodium!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2019, 02:31:53 am by JNM »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11083 on: December 05, 2019, 09:37:42 pm »
Quote
"western food is so salty"

eats:
ramyeon
soy sauce
pure salt dip with bbq
kimchi
anchovies
된장

The Korean logic behind this is that these foods are always eaten together with a big bowl of rice which you can have more or less of to get the right balance. However if you get served a plate of spaghetti in a salty sauce, for example, you don't have that option. 

+ they use a lot of sugar and other sweeteners in almost all dishes. So the sweet taste kind of covers the saltiness.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11084 on: December 06, 2019, 07:34:27 am »


All the countries with high salt content, also have high stomach cancer rates. Mongolia, the Central Asia stans, S Korea and Japan, China, all feature high on that list.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11085 on: December 10, 2019, 03:14:06 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11086 on: December 11, 2019, 02:01:18 pm »
I had to rewrite all of my afterschool attendance log and plans in the after school book because they can't all be in the same ink color......each day needs a different color.......


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11087 on: December 11, 2019, 05:37:01 pm »
I had to rewrite all of my afterschool attendance log and plans in the after school book because they can't all be in the same ink color......each day needs a different color.......
Can you alternate, or do you need [number of days in the school year] different colour pens?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11088 on: December 11, 2019, 06:50:07 pm »
use highlighters instead?
incumbo studiis


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11089 on: December 13, 2019, 02:46:31 pm »
So a shitstorm that's been brewing for a few months has finally made landfall. I didn't expect it to hit until next year, but I didn't factor in possible mental illness, so now I'm just sitting here, doing my best not to say "I told you so" because I don't have any advise left to give and it's kind of too late for that now anyway, lol.

Read the warnings signs, people, stop underestimating crazy. You'll always get blindsided.

Meanwhile, I'm just trying to do my best not to get dragged into it.  But I feel like it's going to happen because of course it will.
Some context would be nice :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11090 on: December 13, 2019, 03:01:50 pm »
So a shitstorm that's been brewing for a few months has finally made landfall. I didn't expect it to hit until next year, but I didn't factor in possible mental illness, so now I'm just sitting here, doing my best not to say "I told you so" because I don't have any advise left to give and it's kind of too late for that now anyway, lol.

Read the warnings signs, people, stop underestimating crazy. You'll always get blindsided.

Meanwhile, I'm just trying to do my best not to get dragged into it.  But I feel like it's going to happen because of course it will.
Some context would be nice :laugh:

Right! This is the equivalent of vaguebooking
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 03:23:42 pm by chimp »
oo oo ahh ahh


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11091 on: December 17, 2019, 02:37:37 pm »
The ONE time I sing along with music while working on materials, a guy is scheduled to wander into my classroom to perform maintenance on the heater.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11092 on: December 20, 2019, 07:00:53 am »
This has been annoying me for a while.  About four years ago in my city, there was a lovely natural area around the mountain.  At the foot of the mountain, someone got permission to build a big area of detached houses with gardens etc, and they would have cost around 5-6억.  All the plans looked nice.  So they went about clearing this area of trees and everything to do with nature.  Took about 6 months to flatten the whole area.  Kind of annoying, really.  Then nothing happened for a year.  I notice all this, as I was hiking here almost every day so can see how it's going.  Then they spent six months putting in roads and street lights, traffic lights, sewage pipes and stuff.  Okay.  Then nothing happened for another year which strange at the time.   Then they did a couple of months of tidying up, as it had got overgrown a bit.  Then nothing, which brings us up to now.  When I was talking to my co-teacher last week, she said that the company had gone bust and nothing will happen with this area.  So it's just going to sit there, with streets, lights, and no fooking houses when previously it had been a lovely natural area at the foot of the mountain.  Why not make sure a company can see through a project like this before letting them flatten the area and cut down the trees?  I know there is the stupid thing here of selling the houses before they build them, but surely you can make sure they're not going to go bust and ruin the area. If it was some crappy brownfield site, then i don't care.  But don't hit the natural bits.   


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11093 on: December 20, 2019, 07:41:00 am »
This has been annoying me for a while.  About four years ago in my city, there was a lovely natural area around the mountain.  At the foot of the mountain, someone got permission to build a big area of detached houses with gardens etc, and they would have cost around 5-6억.  All the plans looked nice.  So they went about clearing this area of trees and everything to do with nature.  Took about 6 months to flatten the whole area.  Kind of annoying, really.  Then nothing happened for a year.  I notice all this, as I was hiking here almost every day so can see how it's going.  Then they spent six months putting in roads and street lights, traffic lights, sewage pipes and stuff.  Okay.  Then nothing happened for another year which strange at the time.   Then they did a couple of months of tidying up, as it had got overgrown a bit.  Then nothing, which brings us up to now.  When I was talking to my co-teacher last week, she said that the company had gone bust and nothing will happen with this area.  So it's just going to sit there, with streets, lights, and no fooking houses when previously it had been a lovely natural area at the foot of the mountain.  Why not make sure a company can see through a project like this before letting them flatten the area and cut down the trees?  I know there is the stupid thing here of selling the houses before they build them, but surely you can make sure they're not going to go bust and ruin the area. If it was some crappy brownfield site, then i don't care.  But don't hit the natural bits.   

This is really annoying. And it happens ALL over rural Korea. And urban Korea, too, but just not as noticeably. There are tons of cleared out areas where there's a bunch of unfinished construction just left by a company that went bankrupt and couldn't finish the project. It's an eyesore, it's bad for the environment, and it's completely irresponsible.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11094 on: December 20, 2019, 08:40:01 am »
Yeah, a similar thing happened near where I live. Beautiful area mowed down, then abandoned after on/off construction that was never completed. Had one of those ugly giant walls that are meant to hide everything for the longest time before it was removed to show off giant dirt mounds.

It was eventually turned into one of those small farming plots that people can rent to grow things in, so it looks nice enough during the Summer but looks like a dump any other time of the year.


  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11095 on: December 20, 2019, 10:02:39 am »
This has been annoying me for a while.  About four years ago in my city, there was a lovely natural area around the mountain.  At the foot of the mountain, someone got permission to build a big area of detached houses with gardens etc, and they would have cost around 5-6억.  All the plans looked nice.  So they went about clearing this area of trees and everything to do with nature.  Took about 6 months to flatten the whole area.  Kind of annoying, really.  Then nothing happened for a year.  I notice all this, as I was hiking here almost every day so can see how it's going.  Then they spent six months putting in roads and street lights, traffic lights, sewage pipes and stuff.  Okay.  Then nothing happened for another year which strange at the time.   Then they did a couple of months of tidying up, as it had got overgrown a bit.  Then nothing, which brings us up to now.  When I was talking to my co-teacher last week, she said that the company had gone bust and nothing will happen with this area.  So it's just going to sit there, with streets, lights, and no fooking houses when previously it had been a lovely natural area at the foot of the mountain.  Why not make sure a company can see through a project like this before letting them flatten the area and cut down the trees?  I know there is the stupid thing here of selling the houses before they build them, but surely you can make sure they're not going to go bust and ruin the area. If it was some crappy brownfield site, then i don't care.  But don't hit the natural bits.   

Anyone who has been to Anyang station can marvel at the unfinished frame of probably an 8-10 storey building that has been there for at least 14 years.  It amazes me that it just sits there at such a prominent crossroads.  Maybe as that area is transitioning from dumpy and run down to newer builds something will be done. 

As for selling homes that are yet to be built, that's not a Korean thing by any stretch.  From the Globe and Mail for example:

" Big cities such as Toronto and Vancouver tend to get the most attention when it comes to raising awareness about buying preconstruction homes, which could simply be no more than blueprints on paper or computer renderings, but it is a topic relevant across Canada"

Pretty sure that is standard practice around the world with new developments.  Maybe the difference is developers need to have some sort of insurance to ensure the project doesn't sit half-finished. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11096 on: December 20, 2019, 10:05:27 am »
Anyone who has been to Anyang station can marvel at the unfinished frame of probably an 8-10 storey building that has been there for at least 14 years.
Christ, that thing has been there that long??

Yeah, it ain't subtle. What a hulking piece of crap.


  • OnNut81
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11097 on: December 20, 2019, 10:14:23 am »
Anyone who has been to Anyang station can marvel at the unfinished frame of probably an 8-10 storey building that has been there for at least 14 years.
Christ, that thing has been there that long??

Yeah, it ain't subtle. What a hulking piece of crap.

At least.  It's been here since I first was in the area.  I think the small red light district door has been cleared out or looks like it's going, so maybe someone will step in and raze that thing and put up a coffee shop or tire depot.  Something more suited to the heart and soul of Anyang. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11098 on: December 23, 2019, 12:36:21 pm »
My gf surprised me with some airpods for my birthday (this isn't the rant by the way haha).  I'd been using some cheap rip off ones from Electromart that worked ok but would regularly cut out and drop the signal depending on where my phone was or even if I turned my head.

Obviously over the moon to upgrade to airpods.  Turns out they actually perform on par or slightly worse than the Chinese knock offs!  If I'm not holding my phone directly in front of me then the sound cracks and cuts out.  Can't even carry my phone in my pocket because it just disrupts the signal.

I'm using an Android phone but surely I should be able to listen to music with my phone in my pocket.  Anyone else experience this?


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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11099 on: December 23, 2019, 01:26:42 pm »
Toxic smog is expected to blight Korea's Christmas, with fine-dust pollution at unhealthy levels over the festive season.

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article.html?contid=2019122301409