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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11180 on: January 09, 2020, 01:31:59 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11181 on: January 09, 2020, 01:35:55 pm »
fair enough. i was fairly picky as a kid and would have definitely not wanted to try any different foods. what food did the kids get to try btw?
were you picky because your parents didn't eat many different things or were picky themselves? I ask because I noticed as my sister raised her daughter, we'll call her T, T "didn't like" certain foods because her mom didn't. even as a 2 year old if her mom wouldn't eat it or would snub it, so would she. she's now 17 and still holds her mother's disdain for certain foods but has never even TRIED them herself. just curious, and  bored today. normally I don't comment on here because it dissolves into personal attacks and what not.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11182 on: January 09, 2020, 01:37:56 pm »
fair enough. i was fairly picky as a kid and would have definitely not wanted to try any different foods. what food did the kids get to try btw?
were you picky because your parents didn't eat many different things or were picky themselves? I ask because I noticed as my sister raised her daughter, we'll call her T, T "didn't like" certain foods because her mom didn't. even as a 2 year old if her mom wouldn't eat it or would snub it, so would she. she's now 17 and still holds her mother's disdain for certain foods but has never even TRIED them herself. just curious, and  bored today. normally I don't comment on here because it dissolves into personal attacks and what not.
no, it was just me. i was just a weird kid. but yeah that totally makes sense.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11183 on: January 09, 2020, 01:39:50 pm »
Just did cooking day for camp. My CT and I decided toast, with different toppings, would be best. Yes, it's not the most creative, but for elementary school kids it's foolproof and relatively easy to clean up.

I brought a few things from home so the kids could sample different things; imported rye bread, different types of cheeses, decent butter, Marmite, baked beans, some Rooibos tea for after and even some peri-peri and chutney (had nothing to put it on, but brought it so they could taste it) etc.

It was pretty discouraging to see how apprehensive and averse the students were to trying anything new. They all just say there munching away at Spam and the most processed Lotte mart cheese you could imagine. The HR teacher came to "help" for the day and even she wasn't interested in sampling anything I brought. I told them these were from my home and some of the items were difficult to find outside South Africa or the UK, they'd likely never get the opportunity to try it again... no dice.

The only people who seemed to be raised with some manners were my CT and 2 girls who were courteous enough to sample a few of the things I brought. Incidentally, these 2 girls are the smartest students at camp.

Childhood was a long time ago, but I do remember seeing and reading that curiosity and the desire to try new things is a natural part of childhood. Sure, not all children are going to be so open, but when an entire class isn't interested in trying something new, that points to a possible problem.





see now this is why i refused to do a cooking camp.
 I did a game related to Cinco de Mayo and no one even cared. the students actually asked my why i was showing them about the holiday and different food etc...I realized early on the give ZERO f's about anything different.
so I will say I'm sorry no one even really tried anything, and thank you for at least trying.

I work in a super countryside school and all my kids have always been interested in different cultures, and I always try to teach them about it. I also brought in different foods from back home, even salt and vinegar crisps and even if they didn't like it, all of them tried it and they were really excited and actually asked to do it again! Also kids are kids, they are gonna be picky with food and apprehensive to try new things. Its's our job to create an environment and try to open our students minds. They aren't always going to have the reactions we expect.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11184 on: January 09, 2020, 01:42:20 pm »
Just did cooking day for camp. My CT and I decided toast, with different toppings, would be best. Yes, it's not the most creative, but for elementary school kids it's foolproof and relatively easy to clean up.

I brought a few things from home so the kids could sample different things; imported rye bread, different types of cheeses, decent butter, Marmite, baked beans, some Rooibos tea for after and even some peri-peri and chutney (had nothing to put it on, but brought it so they could taste it) etc.

It was pretty discouraging to see how apprehensive and averse the students were to trying anything new. They all just say there munching away at Spam and the most processed Lotte mart cheese you could imagine. The HR teacher came to "help" for the day and even she wasn't interested in sampling anything I brought. I told them these were from my home and some of the items were difficult to find outside South Africa or the UK, they'd likely never get the opportunity to try it again... no dice.

The only people who seemed to be raised with some manners were my CT and 2 girls who were courteous enough to sample a few of the things I brought. Incidentally, these 2 girls are the smartest students at camp.

Childhood was a long time ago, but I do remember seeing and reading that curiosity and the desire to try new things is a natural part of childhood. Sure, not all children are going to be so open, but when an entire class isn't interested in trying something new, that points to a possible problem.





see now this is why i refused to do a cooking camp.
 I did a game related to Cinco de Mayo and no one even cared. the students actually asked my why i was showing them about the holiday and different food etc...I realized early on the give ZERO f's about anything different.
so I will say I'm sorry no one even really tried anything, and thank you for at least trying.

I work in a super countryside school and all my kids have always been interested in different cultures, and I always try to teach them about it. I also brought in different foods from back home, even salt and vinegar crisps and even if they didn't like it, all of them tried it and they were really excited and actually asked to do it again! Also kids are kids, they are gonna be picky with food and apprehensive to try new things. Its's our job to create an environment and try to open our students minds. They aren't always going to have the reactions we expect.
yes but there's only so many times you're going to prepare something new and different only for the students to refuse to participate.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11185 on: January 09, 2020, 01:57:26 pm »


I work in a super countryside school and all my kids have always been interested in different cultures, and I always try to teach them about it. I also brought in different foods from back home, even salt and vinegar crisps and even if they didn't like it, all of them tried it and they were really excited and actually asked to do it again! Also kids are kids, they are gonna be picky with food and apprehensive to try new things. Its's our job to create an environment and try to open our students minds. They aren't always going to have the reactions we expect.
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yes but there's only so many times you're going to prepare something new and different only for the students to refuse to participate.
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i'm super country side too and thought the same thing. It seems to depend on the day, tbh.
and yes, I didn't expect them to be EXCITED about Cinco, but to ask me why I was teaching about it, when it was like, May 5th??? whatever. lesson learned. don't expect them to like ANYTHING  I do. I'm still surprised at what they like to do that I sort of prepare. And it's always the activity I think is lame, or think 'oh they will hate this, lemme find something else in case..." I'm very thankful  for this site and all the lovely people who have contributed to it. seriously, thank you!!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11186 on: January 09, 2020, 02:06:10 pm »
I work in a super countryside school and all my kids have always been interested in different cultures, and I always try to teach them about it. I also brought in different foods from back home, even salt and vinegar crisps and even if they didn't like it, all of them tried it and they were really excited and actually asked to do it again! Also kids are kids, they are gonna be picky with food and apprehensive to try new things. Its's our job to create an environment and try to open our students minds. They aren't always going to have the reactions we expect.

For the win.  Aristocrat's list really wasn't that outlandish.  A different kind of cheese?  He didn't force them to eat Casu Marzu.  Marmite is ace, love it.  But I doubt he's getting all bent out of shape by the kids not liking that as it has opinions divided amongst most people.  A different kind of bread?  What's wrong with that?  Butter?  Easily available in Korea.  Baked beans?  Again, you can buy them here easily.  Introducing new things is what we should be doing.  I've done at least sixty or so cooking classes here and I'm always interested in making the students interested A: in creative cooking B: to teach them something about cooking as most of them are wholly unprepared or lazy when it comes to cooking and C: to introduce new things to them.  I'm not buying into this pandering to their little whims.  'I don't like doing this' 'tough shit'.  Life isn't fair, we don't get to pick and choose what we want to do all the time.   

Actually, looking at the success rate from his class, would seem to reflect Korea as a whole.  80% can't be bothered trying something new, they'll go abroad and eat Korean food, they'll spend their holidays watching tv at home and eating chicken.  Then you get the 20% who try things at least once, travel abroad and experience new things.  Korean psyche isn't about being totally unique and different.  It's about the 'jeong' mentality. 



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11187 on: January 09, 2020, 02:12:48 pm »
more gg more skill


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11188 on: January 09, 2020, 02:14:26 pm »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11189 on: January 09, 2020, 02:25:34 pm »
For the win.  Aristocrat's list really wasn't that outlandish.  A different kind of cheese?  He didn't force them to eat Casu Marzu. 
Exactly. The same people who won't try salami are the same people who will dip their samgyeopsal in salt at the bbq resto.

It's............... similar. Pork and salt.

OH NO, THAT LOOKS STRANGE. IT IS DRY SAUSAGE.

Just f'in take a bite, you don't have to love it, you don't have to buy it at Emart, just BLOODY TRY IT.

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I'm not buying into this pandering to their little whims.  'I don't like doing this' 'tough shit'.  Life isn't fair, we don't get to pick and choose what we want to do all the time.   

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, soooo much agree.

You think I want to walk ten minutes with my duvet to clean it at the laundromat. I don't. But I do it anyway.

Half my camp today was making a 15 second commercial for 6 items I laid out (the other was making gingerbread houses). The groups picked an item and then made a 15 second commercial. It's dead simple. I gave them 15 mins to prepare it.

One group? 4 boys. They picked a snowman headband. What happens when I start roling?

 :shocked: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hh.

 :huh: 뭐지?

 :-[ *throws headband on the floor*

 :laugh:

Like, FFS. Look, I will make a 15 second commercial in Korean right now. Here we go.

Boy approaches other boy.

 >:( 오늘에 성탄절. 너의 옷 안예뻐

 :cry: 그래요?

 :afro: (Genie) *appears from off screen with headband* 이것! 크리스마스 머리 액세서리!

 ;D 와ㅏㅏㅏㅏ! 대박! 지금 나는 예뻐?

 :-*  :shocked:  :smiley: 와! 뉴맨! 진짜 예뻐.

DONE. I just wrote that now. And I don't even care if you don't like the Korean, or if it's wrong. I've never studied in my life. It takes 2 mins of concerted effort to do this. It took me 30 seconds.

Stop fukcing around and do it. It takes NO WORK between 4 people to do this. Drives me up the wall.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 02:34:16 pm by CO2 »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11190 on: January 09, 2020, 02:29:44 pm »
fair enough. i was fairly picky as a kid and would have definitely not wanted to try any different foods. what food did the kids get to try btw?

The lady who ran the event, the French teacher, had a list of countries to pick from.  It would vary each year so that we didn't have Mexico every year and someone bring in a can of tamales and be done with it.  The class i sponsored one year had Thailand, and a couple of Moms cooked up some spicy curries, and complained about how hard it is to find the ingredient lemongrass in semi-rural Georgia.  Another year we had Russia (or maybe it was CIS), and I know why they love vodka so much--it's the only thing that can get the taste of borscht out of your mouth.   Over the years, she put together sort of a manual, including suggested recipes--I'd love to have that.

I do remember that France and Spain (or colonies thereof) were always done because those were the foreign language offerings at the school.  So there would be paella and flan, mini-tortes and once I remember escargot.  A class did Korea at least once, and I recall the kimchi, but not beondegi.  There was possibly a no-insect rule instituted at some point ...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11191 on: January 09, 2020, 02:32:16 pm »
Kids be picky but sometimes works in your favour! Now you've got a load of tasty bread, good butter and cheese to take home and enjoy Aristocrat  ;D

When I was a youngen my parents gave my brothers and I a bunch of droŽwors (South African dried sausage)  to take to school to share with our classmates. They all turned their noses up at it from the way it looks, which made us very happy because then we got to scoff the whole lot ourselves !
I never finish anyth


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11192 on: January 09, 2020, 02:40:47 pm »
FID
Foreign Income Dividend?  Fur Is Dead? 
f**k it dude
Hey man, there's no need to spe--oh.  Nevermind.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11193 on: January 09, 2020, 02:48:13 pm »
Marmite is ace, love it.

w r o n g

If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong. 

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

(Loving marmite, however, is wrong and should feel bad.)
more gg more skill


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11194 on: January 09, 2020, 03:02:13 pm »
Thermite gives me explosive diarrhea. 
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11195 on: January 09, 2020, 03:14:05 pm »
80% can't be bothered trying something new, they'll go abroad and eat Korean food, they'll spend their holidays watching tv at home and eating chicken.  Then you get the 20% who try things at least once, travel abroad and experience new things.  Korean psyche isn't about being totally unique and different.  It's about the 'jeong' mentality.
Isn't that most people? I mean, how many people are hardcore into different things back home? There's a lot of American tourists who will stick mostly to what they know and might go local for foods they're familiar with, but they aren't ordering the Scungilli or the squid ink pasta. I think your average American and Korean are crossing over a lot when it comes to tourist food- Safe options that everyone around the world eats and established chains and then stuff that serves fare from their country of origin. Yeah, some of the extreme Ramen fools are pathetic, but not everyone is rolling that way.

Also, the degree to which some westerners try to be "unique and different" comes across as desperate at times. Not saying there aren't merits to it, but some people are trying too hard and it shows.   

Sitting around the TV eating poultry while watching a movie/sports on the TV during a holiday. NEVER seen that back home.  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11196 on: January 09, 2020, 03:15:47 pm »
Thermite gives me explosive diarrhea. 
Thermite diarrhea melted the porcelain of my toilet. The only difference was this demolition was uncontrolled. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11197 on: January 09, 2020, 04:06:59 pm »
80% can't be bothered trying something new, they'll go abroad and eat Korean food, they'll spend their holidays watching tv at home and eating chicken.  Then you get the 20% who try things at least once, travel abroad and experience new things.  Korean psyche isn't about being totally unique and different.  It's about the 'jeong' mentality.
Isn't that most people? I mean, how many people are hardcore into different things back home? There's a lot of American tourists who will stick mostly to what they know and might go local for foods they're familiar with, but they aren't ordering the Scungilli or the squid ink pasta. I think your average American and Korean are crossing over a lot when it comes to tourist food- Safe options that everyone around the world eats and established chains and then stuff that serves fare from their country of origin. Yeah, some of the extreme Ramen fools are pathetic, but not everyone is rolling that way.

Also, the degree to which some westerners try to be "unique and different" comes across as desperate at times. Not saying there aren't merits to it, but some people are trying too hard and it shows.   

Sitting around the TV eating poultry while watching a movie/sports on the TV during a holiday. NEVER seen that back home.  :rolleyes:

There's a big difference between:

A - Putting in the effort to discover different foods, finding it, buying it, preparing it and eating it.

and

B - Someone putting something you've never tried before and will likely never try again in front of you and asking you to try it.

As C02 said "Just take a f*cking bite, you don't have to love it". If you're that risk averse or closed off, even as a kid, there's something wrong with you. For every kid who wants to eat nothing but ramen, there's going to be another who's like "Wow! what's that? Can I have some?"

As a kid, I remember a German student spending a 6 months at our school (her dad had some business for a few months). She brought some samples of foods from Germany and guess what, every damn kid tried it, that's a class of 30 students.
Here, 2 of 20 students tried the foreign food (not including the HR teacher who wasn't interested). You can't tell me that's a coincidence.

Other than that, even at 12, we realized that sampling the guest's cuisine was also the polite thing to do.





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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11198 on: January 10, 2020, 06:50:26 am »
My coteachers probably think I'm rude because I refuse food that they eat in the office all the time.  But there are some things I can't bring myself to eat (I might have tried it before or I might not). 

The "You're an adult" works both ways.  Because I'm an adult does that mean I have to try everything that's put in front of me even if I don't want to?  Or because I'm an adult haven't I earned the right to make my own decisions lol.

If people think I'm rude for not wolfing down their cold rice cakes and gwamegi in the office then that's ok.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11199 on: January 10, 2020, 07:17:20 am »
Does the pollution really depress anyone? This is my first year here and it's really getting to me emotionally. The air has barely been good since I got here (Aug), and it's just going to get worse in spring. I'm definitely not sticking around next year but I feel so depressed and trapped by the atmosphere. I've made plans to hike for 3 weeks in a row and had to cancel every time because of the air.
7 more months  :sad: