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  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1077

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11800 on: May 18, 2020, 05:21:39 pm »
i mean, ok, i made a mistake and i said sorry. no need to keep being quite so rude about it. guess i'll start shopping somewhere else..
Don't worry, I'm sure there are plenty of other marts in Itaewon... where you obviously hang out... because you're a foreigner  ;D


  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 2759

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11801 on: May 18, 2020, 05:21:54 pm »
Tonightís News: Foreigner not wearing mask spreads Covid-19 at local mart.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11802 on: May 18, 2020, 05:34:57 pm »
Don't worry, I'm sure there are plenty of other marts in Itaewon... where you obviously hang out... because you're a foreigner  ;D
their food is half rotten anyway, half the time. fuk em


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4903

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11803 on: May 18, 2020, 09:40:16 pm »
So this is a new word for me. I suspected it's just another way of spelling "****", but I wanted to verify:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great

This gives me ideas.

Cnut was a bit of a ...

at least according to the Saxons.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6878

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11804 on: May 22, 2020, 07:19:53 pm »
Starting from 1 June 2020, all foreigners, excluding holders of A-1 (Diplomatic), A-2 (Official), A-3 (Treaties) and F-4 (Overseas Koreans) Visas, who reside in Korea with long-term visas, shall apply for a Re-Entry Permit through a local immigration office before leaving Korea if they wish to maintain their status and period of stay. Leaving Korea without a Re-Entry Permit will result in cancellation of their Alien Registration in accordance with Article 37 of the Immigration Act. In this case, the foreigner must obtain a new long-term visa to re- enter Korea. All foreigners who are granted a Re-Entry Permit and wish to re-enter Korea shall undergo a medical examination not earlier than 48 hours prior to the date of their departure for Korea and present a written diagnosis when requested by a transport operator and an immigration officer. Failure to do so may result in re-entry denial. The diagnosis shall be written in English or Korean, signed by a medical examiner and issued by an authorized medical institution.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6878

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11805 on: May 22, 2020, 07:26:22 pm »
So ... just to leave the country, even on an F visa (except for ethnically Korean F4s) foreigners have to go to the immigration office to apply to leave the country ... then while on vacation get and pay for a medical test (which is not cheap). What a pain in the @$$. F6s and F5s, you have to do it, too.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11806 on: May 22, 2020, 07:43:56 pm »
Source?


  • Colburnnn
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1182

    • August 10, 2015, 05:52:37 pm
    • South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11807 on: May 22, 2020, 08:13:37 pm »
Waygs need to do this health check because they might bring Wuhan back.

Koreans donít need to because itís impossible for them to bring Wuhan back.

I mean, what planet do these people live on?

Iím not against the health check think really, just that itís not being applied to all travelers. Itís just... disgusting.

Not surprised, though. Just Korean things innit.
Haven't you got some pictures of birds to be jacking off to, son?

Colburnnn: Complains a lot, very sassy. Has a loudmouth.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4903

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11808 on: May 22, 2020, 08:22:33 pm »
Waygs need to do this health check because they might bring Wuhan back.

Koreans donít need to because itís impossible for them to bring Wuhan back.

I mean, what planet do these people live on?

Iím not against the health check think really, just that itís not being applied to all travelers. Itís just... disgusting.

Not surprised, though. Just Korean things innit.

No.

Citizens cannot be refused entry to their country.

If public health officials could refuse entry to citizens, they would.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6878

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11809 on: May 22, 2020, 08:30:35 pm »
Why are Koreans allowed to leave the country without applying to leave in advance, only foreigners? And why are Koreans allowed to return freely from international travel without having paid for a special medical checkup, but returning foreigners have to?


  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 2759

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11810 on: May 22, 2020, 09:08:40 pm »
Why are Koreans allowed to leave the country without applying to leave in advance, only foreigners? And why are Koreans allowed to return freely from international travel without having paid for a special medical checkup, but returning foreigners have to?

All the Kyopos can go back to the USA aka Covid-Central and return freely to Korea.


  • T.J.
  • Super Waygook

    • 264

    • June 09, 2011, 11:07:16 am
    • 서울 은평구 연신내
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11811 on: May 23, 2020, 08:05:11 am »
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

-Will Rogers


  • chimp
  • Veteran

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    • April 19, 2015, 05:16:31 am
    • Zoo
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11812 on: May 23, 2020, 08:10:26 am »
This please.

Dannnnnnnng, a smart one. Asking to see sources.

oo oo ahh ahh




  • T.J.
  • Super Waygook

    • 264

    • June 09, 2011, 11:07:16 am
    • 서울 은평구 연신내
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11814 on: May 23, 2020, 09:16:38 am »
Thanks for the link LI
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

-Will Rogers


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11815 on: May 23, 2020, 09:22:30 am »
Yeah, to anyone who's still skeptical, this is published, public knowledge now. You can find the information on pretty much any relevant website, and you can also phone your embassies for verification.

I wouldn't recommend leaving the country for vacation unless you've planned for it well in advance and already have that test scheduled/paid for.


  • T.J.
  • Super Waygook

    • 264

    • June 09, 2011, 11:07:16 am
    • 서울 은평구 연신내
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11816 on: May 23, 2020, 09:28:40 am »
It's really not an issue because the re-entry permit requirements will in all likelihood return to what they were at the same time the 14-day quarantine requirement is lifted. The latter really eliminates any overseas travel plans for me anyway.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 09:51:50 am by T.J. »
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

-Will Rogers


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11817 on: May 23, 2020, 09:40:06 am »
Yeah, it never really affected me to begin with because I had no plans to leave the country this summer anyway, but I know it can and will cause major issues to a lot of other people in the meantime.

It isn't permanent, but it is what it is for now.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6878

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11818 on: May 23, 2020, 04:27:06 pm »
Quote
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/20/859814085/researchers-nearly-half-of-accounts-tweeting-about-coronavirus-are-likely-bots

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Among the misinformation disseminated by bot accounts: tweeted conspiracy theories about hospitals being filled with mannequins or tweets that connected the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless towers

Ugh ... Russia is making fake news again... and people are believing it...  :cry:

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Reuters reported in March that Russian media have recently deployed a widespread disinformation campaign against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus to create panic and distrust.


  • Datasapien
  • Expert Waygook

    • 565

    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
    • Chungcheongbuk-do
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11819 on: May 27, 2020, 02:01:01 pm »
God, what a day. I'm ready for a bloody beer or two now, I tell thee  :laugh: I guess the worst is over now at least now that the majority of surprises are over (famous last words?), but honestly wish Korea would get their sh*t together sometimes ... we've had months to prepare for the first day back and they leave it to the literal last minute(s).

- Spent 2+ hours installing these plastic shield things on about 100 desks in the English rooms this morning, on the first day of classes (Why today? Why not 2+ weeks ago?)
- Re-arranged the desks differently to what we had previously agreed upon, so I had to re-make my seating plans (why today? Why not 2+ weeks ago?)
- Eat lunch (good to have school lunches again, no complaints here. Also being socially-distanced means no more awkward conversations, win)
- Get told that we have to have the desks arranged another way, so re-arrange desks. Re-make seating plans (why today? Why not 2+ weeks ago?)
- 30 minutes before class starts, get told that we are no longer using the English classrooms but that the students are going to stay in their homeroom classes. Throw seating plans in the bin (why today? Why not 2+ weeks ago?)
- A bell rings at 1:40 when class is due to start at 2, so I double check with my co-teacher "Class starts at 2, right?" --> "Right." Head to the 화장실.
- Get back at 1:45 with a new piece of paper on my desk. Class starts at 1:50, sorry.
- Grab my stuff and head to the homeroom class and all the students are happily chatting away to each other in groups in the corridor. Great to see them again (sincerely).
- Homeroom class uses chalk and needs a laptop, which I don't have. FFS. Co-T runs in as the bell rings with her laptop which then has connection issues with the TV, classic.
- 5 minutes later when the TV is fixed, my PPT is open and my laser pen is installed we finally start up the class. By this point the students are understandably drowsy and bored.
- Start the lesson flustered as we're a little late and it's been a few months so I'm not at my best, but manage to get into the swing of it after a few minutes. Somehow managed to get through the class without anyone falling asleep.
- Bell rings and the kids all stand up and return to their groups and continue chatting. Ask my co-teacher why we even bother keeping them socially-distanced during class time, making it boring AF for us and the students, when the rules don't apply during breaks. She shrugs and says "just following the government guidelines".  :cry: :undecided:

Always feel bad giving the ranting/venting thread patronage, but felt good to get this off my chest in writing haha. In hindsight I've had far worse days in Korea, but jeeeeez.

Edit: spelt 'eat' wrong  8) and a few other things.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 02:47:30 pm by Datasapien »
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