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  • Kayos
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11700 on: April 24, 2020, 01:21:25 pm »
I know we are probably all smarter than this but, please don't inject yourself with disinfectant.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11701 on: April 24, 2020, 01:23:35 pm »
I know we are probably all smarter than this but, please don't inject yourself with disinfectant.
her face
https://twitter.com/NC5PhilWilliams/status/1253487743046385670


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11702 on: April 24, 2020, 01:25:36 pm »
her face
https://twitter.com/NC5PhilWilliams/status/1253487743046385670

I saw that too haha. But, hearing that thing say that, made me laugh so hard I fell out of my chair haha.


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11703 on: April 24, 2020, 01:42:11 pm »
Finally bit the bullet and forked out some money to buy an air purifier.  Someone around me is still smoking and refuses to stop so hopefully this will sort it out and lower my blood pressure haha!

I'll cut and paste this comment into the raving thread if it actually works  ;D


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11704 on: April 24, 2020, 01:50:47 pm »
Finally bit the bullet and forked out some money to buy an air purifier.  Someone around me is still smoking and refuses to stop so hopefully this will sort it out and lower my blood pressure haha!

I'll cut and paste this comment into the raving thread if it actually works  ;D
damn. well worth having one, i think (sadly)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11705 on: April 24, 2020, 01:58:03 pm »
damn. well worth having one, i think (sadly)

Yeah. We have two, and they're definitely worth it. Also good to keep one in the kitchen, because frying anything actually puts a ton of oil particulates in the air, which are also not good for your lungs.


  • CO2
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11706 on: April 24, 2020, 01:58:34 pm »
Yeah. We have two, and they're definitely worth it. Also good to keep one in the kitchen, because frying anything actually puts a ton of oil particulates in the air, which are also not good for your lungs.

Frying is LITERALLY poison.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11707 on: April 24, 2020, 02:00:06 pm »
Finally bit the bullet and forked out some money to buy an air purifier.  Someone around me is still smoking and refuses to stop so hopefully this will sort it out and lower my blood pressure haha!

I'll cut and paste this comment into the raving thread if it actually works  ;D

Nooooooooooooooo. You've played right into Samsung's hands. The more people that buy air purifiers the more the conglomerates like Samsung lobby the politicians to do nothing about the environmental emissions. Breathe that 2nd hand smoke in and play your part in saving the environment and the animals. For every air purifier produced the memory of the Korean tiger fades further and further into the realms of mythology. 
Soggy undergarments


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11708 on: April 24, 2020, 02:04:40 pm »
I'm new to all this so...

Can I keep it running all day?  Just turn it on when I'm in the house?  Do the windows have to be shut for it to work like AC?

Haha I know nothing  :laugh:


  • alexisalex
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11709 on: April 24, 2020, 02:05:44 pm »
Frying is LITERALLY poison.

I keep hearing my coworkers talking about air frying.  Is that a new trend these days?


  • Kayos
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11710 on: April 24, 2020, 02:06:59 pm »
I keep hearing my coworkers talking about air frying.  Is that a new trend these days?

I recently ordered an air fryer. I have no idea how it work, but apparently it uses less oil than frying.
thanks to covid I got back into a big cooking buzz haha


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11711 on: April 24, 2020, 02:08:20 pm »
I keep hearing my coworkers talking about air frying.  Is that a new trend these days?

dude i love my air fryer. i do all kinds of absurd things in it. still wish i had an oven though

Frying is LITERALLY poison.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11712 on: April 24, 2020, 02:08:51 pm »
I'm new to all this so...

Can I keep it running all day?  Just turn it on when I'm in the house?  Do the windows have to be shut for it to work like AC?

Haha I know nothing  :laugh:

Yoo Alex, seriously, an air purifier is a must-have item! Glad you finally got one, better late than never. Shut the windows and turn it on as soon as you get in from work and it'll clean the air in your apartment pretty quickly. If you open the windows I guess it'll still make the air in your room (marginally?) cleaner than outside but you'll also need to get a replacement filter sooner as you're essentially getting it to clean the whole atmosphere rather than just the air in your room lol
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11713 on: April 24, 2020, 02:10:53 pm »
Yoo Alex, seriously, an air purifier is a must-have item! Glad you finally got one, better late than never. Shut the windows and turn it on as soon as you get in from work and it'll clean the air in your apartment pretty quickly. If you open the windows I guess it'll still make the air in your room (marginally?) cleaner than outside but you'll also need to get a replacement filter sooner as you're essentially getting it to clean the whole atmosphere rather than just the air in your room lol

Don't skimp on the air you breathe at home or the water you drink.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11714 on: April 24, 2020, 02:11:05 pm »
I keep mine running 24/7. Only turn it off to change the filters out. I don't notice any difference on my electric bill.

And I'll open the windows for maybe 10-30 minutes (depending on how good or bad the air is outside), just so that I can cycle out the air, especially in these cheap Korean buildings (lots of fumes build up over time from the materials used to construct a lot of them, or even the cheap furniture you might have in your apartment, and, since most purifiers aren't made to filter out fumes that tiny, the air needs to be cycled).

I don't turn off my purifiers even then, though, I keep them chugging away. I know people who set their purifiers on timers, though, and others who only turn them on while they're home. My purifiers don't have timers, though, and I prefer walking into an apartment that's already been filtered. I know someone with asthma who keeps hers going like I do because it makes a huge difference for her.


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11715 on: April 24, 2020, 02:14:02 pm »
Yoo Alex, seriously, an air purifier is a must-have item! Glad you finally got one, better late than never. Shut the windows and turn it on as soon as you get in from work and it'll clean the air in your apartment pretty quickly. If you open the windows I guess it'll still make the air in your room (marginally?) cleaner than outside but you'll also need to get a replacement filter sooner as you're essentially getting it to clean the whole atmosphere rather than just the air in your room lol

Cool, thanks!  Will it bleep at me to let kme know to change the filter?  How long do they last?

Don't skimp on the air you breathe at home or the water you drink.

Is this a bad time to mention that I only drink tap water  :-[


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11716 on: April 24, 2020, 02:15:25 pm »
I keep mine running 24/7. Only turn it off to change the filters out. I don't notice any difference on my electric bill.

And I'll open the windows for maybe 10-30 minutes (depending on how good or bad the air is outside), just so that I can cycle out the air, especially in these cheap Korean buildings (lots of fumes build up over time from the materials used to construct a lot of them, or even the cheap furniture you might have in your apartment, and, since most purifiers aren't made to filter out fumes that tiny, the air needs to be cycled).

I don't turn off my purifiers even then, though, I keep them chugging away. I know people who set their purifiers on timers, though, and others who only turn them on while they're home. My purifiers don't have timers, though, and I prefer walking into an apartment that's already been filtered. I know someone with asthma who keeps hers going like I do because it makes a huge difference for her.

Thanks Chinguetti  :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11717 on: April 24, 2020, 02:19:26 pm »
I recently ordered an air fryer. I have no idea how it work, but apparently it uses less oil than frying.
thanks to covid I got back into a big cooking buzz haha
Air fryers are just mini convection ovens. They definitely don't 'fry' things. We have one that we got as a wedding present. It's great when I want to cook something that's too small to bother heating up the big oven for. And it's great for reheating potatoes or chicken or whatever. Good for first round of cooking potatoes, too.

If you don't have an oven, I definitely recommend one. If you do have an oven, you're probably fine to skip it, but it's handy for some things.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11718 on: April 24, 2020, 02:21:03 pm »


CO2 you are a gem!

Thank you!


UPDATE: just received a text message from my other G2 co-teacher about why my main has been so snappy and hateful towards me this past week and it turns out the the homeroom teacher for one of the second grade classes was out on sick leave for 3 days and main co-teacher (who is one of the only second grade teachers with no homeroom class) was substituting as homeroom teacher for that class. She was stressed out and decided to take that stress out on me - instead of any of the other 60+ teachers at the school.

While I'm happy to know why she was snappy the whole time, still doesn't explain everything but oh well.


Update-update: After getting everything resolved with this woman the following week, and her going back to loving me, I am now hated again and just discovered that she has talked to the VP at my main school - telling him that she is not satisfied with my teaching and requesting that I be transferred next year to another school. Now I have a total of four co-teachers at my main school, one at my secondary school, and everybody else besides this woman (who is my main co-teacher) loves me and the students all love me (besides maybe the kids in her class, who are extremely out of control and she does nothing with them). I'm not entirely too worried about not being renewed but I also really don't want to be forced to work with her again.  I'm currently going on four days of no sleep because of stress (mostly caused by said woman) and some other things going on, so at this point I really couldn't care less that she spoke to the VP but it is adding onto the anxiety.

I used to love this school.  :cry: :cry:

It's beginning to feel like this is just an ongoing thread I will have about my co-teacher. So a little backstory on this thing that is irking me at the moment: back in February, the day the new teachers were transferring to the school, the head teacher of the school asked me to change desks, from the one I had had for 2 years, to one across the way, so that one of the new teachers could take my old spot. This was no problem for me and it actually made sense because I would be seated next to two of my co-teachers (one of them being the CT I've talked about above), so it would be like the little English teacher section. I actually did end up having some issues moving at the time but overall things ended up fine and my new spot was even better because I would just have a wall behind me, meaning no one saw what I was doing on my computer every hour of the day (aka I could watch Netflix without having to be inconspicuous about it.).

Fast forward to today, two months after moving, the above mentioned co-teacher that I have ranted about many times now asked me an hour and a half ago if we could switch desks because she apparently has "weak skin" and the sunlight that comes in through the window behind her is bad for it, even though she has the shades closed at all time of the day.  Even though I truly didn't want to move, I finally just said okay because honestly it's only the beginning of the year and I don't want to have to deal with any fallback later on - also this year she is in charge of the school cleanup/trash system, which her specific desk is assigned for that position only, so I kind of thought she wouldn't be allowed to move if the VP didn't give her permission. Well I come back from the last class of the day, 45 minutes after she originally asked me, to find that she had already switched desks and moved all of my things to her old desk, including having the IT guy switch the computers over. At this point, besides airing out my salty feelings in this forum, I'm trying to reorganize all of my things back to the way I had it just two hours ago. I also heard from another CT because word it already going around the offices, that said CT screamed at one of the people in administration because she ended up giving the paperwork she had to file to request the desk change to the wrong administrative person and somehow it was their fault that she gave it to the wrong person. At this point most people are praying that she will retire after this year, I think - this year was the first year she was eligible for retirement but she decided to stay because her son is still in college (or that's what I've heard anyway).

One upside from this is she gave me a deeply, profound 'thank you' for understanding her predicament and allowing us to switch desks. Hopefully this means I'll be on her good side the rest of the year.

I really liked that new desk setup. It was a good two months of my own little corner. I'll miss it  :sad:

« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 02:23:05 pm by bfarrell1987 »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11719 on: April 24, 2020, 02:22:46 pm »
Also tap water is literally fine in most of Korea. But we've got a filter system we rent, which is handy because it's got hot, cold, and room temp water. Instant water for tea, etc.

I don't run my air purifiers if the windows are open because it just shortens the life of the filter and doesn't do anything. But if you do, it's not a big deal. As for filters, almost every air purifier will have an accompanying app you can download and it'll let you control it remotely, check filter status, etc. I know all the Samsung and LG ones do, and even our cheap Xiaomi ones do. That's how you'll know when to change the filter. Usually once or twice a year.