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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12380 on: July 30, 2020, 11:36:24 am »
I hear that you can watch movies on the interweb these days.  :shocked:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12381 on: July 30, 2020, 11:40:21 am »
I hear that you can watch movies on the interweb these days.  :shocked:

We can do that with the kid in the house though. Having the free time to go to the cinema is nice.

I believe I've made my love of cinema rather obvious on this site, no? hahahaha

Looks like the only option is tantric sex then, I guess you can only put it off for so long :(
During the daytime? You madman.


  • nightninja
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12382 on: August 03, 2020, 10:02:19 am »
sent a package home to my sister for my nephew's birthday and included snacks and small gifts/notes for other family members in the area.......package arrives a few weeks before the nephew's birthday, but my entire family failed to tell me that my sister, her husband and the kids were going on a 6-week vacation....to a beach about an hour away. I let her know it was supposed to arrive and she said they will have to get it when they get back......so package arrives an hour after they leave and of course needs signature being an international package....note left...so I tell my sister it arrived and to make sure someone picks up the package. I guess my sister and her husband have never had this situation before because they did not ask anyone to go pick it up, nor did they pick it up themselves, or even call the post office......so fast forward 6 weeks and they come home and let me know they will go pick it up at the post office. So, I replied that it was probably on it's way back to Korea and indeed it was....so now I get to pay for return shipping via air of my larger package :)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12383 on: August 03, 2020, 10:06:53 am »
sent a package home to my sister...

Oof.

Weíre ďstill waitingĒ for an iPad sent via US Post to Korea back in January. (Quotes used because obviously itís never going to arrive at this point.)


  • nightninja
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12384 on: August 03, 2020, 10:10:24 am »
Oof.

Weíre ďstill waitingĒ for an iPad sent via US Post to Korea back in January. (Quotes used because obviously itís never going to arrive at this point.)

sadly mine has arrived in Korea according to USPS and Korea Post tracking.....I would rather it just get lost so I don't pay 5 times what the package is worth after already paying for the original shipping.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12385 on: August 03, 2020, 10:16:03 am »
sadly mine has arrived in Korea according to USPS and Korea Post tracking.....I would rather it just get lost so I don't pay 5 times what the package is worth after already paying for the original shipping.

Yeah. Korea to America, super cheap. America to Korea, holy sh**. We just got a package from my mom containing nothing more than a Curious George book. Shipping was $43. Thatís why I didnít get the tracking for the iPad I sent; it already costed more than enough without the tracking, and with the tracking I may as well just buy a new device. (Thanks for the extra push in that direction, underfunded USPS! I hope my iPad gets top dollar at the unclaimed mail auction!) luckily this was already several years old.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 10:17:40 am by Don Hobak »


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12386 on: August 07, 2020, 10:33:34 am »
sometimes i like to help others on r/grammar, but, man, i do not understand it sometimes

one guy wanted help a while ago with something (about strong adjectives i think), so i linked some sources and told him the rules. i get downvoted into oblivion

so some other guy comes along and says "well if you look on google, many people use them like this". many upvotes

i pointed out that people make errors all of the time, and just because somebody typed something on a website, it doesn't mean it's correct. i also provided 10 sources from various textbooks proving my point. downvoted again

then a mod comes along and tells everyone "yeah don't worry about this guy everyone, i checked and his past posts and they also got downvoted". um...okay? thanks? but i'm still not wrong and was the only person to provide actual sources (rather than saying what they think "feels right" or how their mate down the pub speaks english)

then some other guy got upvoted for saying sources don't actually matter, as grammar usage is changing all of the time

so i said well yes grammar changes over time, but there's still rules to follow. why do dictionaries exist then? it's okay to tell your students newer, colloquial expressions but i wouldn't recommend they use them in any formal writing (which is what OP's question was regarding). downvoted

anyone else ever used this sub? it's mental
« Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 10:40:14 am by oglop »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12387 on: August 07, 2020, 10:37:43 am »
Give us your username so we can come upvote you :)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12388 on: August 07, 2020, 10:49:04 am »
Iím sure itís a fascinating country, but why do 3/5 Korean travel television programs take place in Mongolia...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12389 on: August 07, 2020, 10:53:15 am »
Iím sure itís a fascinating country, but why do 3/5 Korean travel television programs take place in Mongolia...

It's close and it's exotic still.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12390 on: August 07, 2020, 10:54:19 am »
It's close and it's exotic still.

Yeah, I surmised as much.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12391 on: August 07, 2020, 11:02:12 am »
sometimes i like to help others on r/grammar, but, man, i do not understand it sometimes

Might I suggest the HiNative app for when the urge to help strikes you:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lang8.hinative&hl=en

"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12392 on: August 07, 2020, 11:31:33 am »
I’m sure it’s a fascinating country, but why do 3/5 Korean travel television programs take place in Mongolia...

Dunno if it's related, but there are more Mongolian immigrants in SK than in any other country.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12393 on: August 07, 2020, 01:01:23 pm »
Dunno if it's related, but there are more Mongolian immigrants in SK than in any other country.
Yeah, like 90% of the local population.

Koreans are aware of their Mongolian ancestral brothers.
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12394 on: August 07, 2020, 06:09:47 pm »
sometimes i like to help others on r/grammar, but, man, i do not understand it sometimes...

Thatís exactly what scientists experience every single day.

See: vaccines, nuclear waste, mask use, 5G, etc...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12395 on: August 07, 2020, 07:14:27 pm »
Yeah, like 90% of the local population.

Koreans are aware of their Mongolian ancestral brothers.

I read that 8-10% of central and east Asians can trace their ancestry directly to Genghis Khan. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12396 on: August 08, 2020, 05:58:11 am »
American schools are faced with an unprecedented catch-22 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: Either reopen safely and undertake the risk of a coronavirus outbreak or play it safe and provide unappealing remote classes for their students.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/colleges-are-backtracking-reopen-inperson-124357492.html

Many colleges initially planned to open campuses for in-person classes, betting on the fact that the coronavirus wouldnít massively derail the safety of their campuses. But by the beginning of August, that number had dwindled: Now less than a quarter of schools are choosing to go the in-person route.

At the K-12 level, a list compiled by Education Week noted that most K-12 school districts are also playing it safe and opting for remote learning.


___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ _

So come September most American schools won't open even with all students wearing masks?

(Is that an appropriate precaution?)

In this video most of the customers aren't wearing masks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iczwqO9qKJk

Kids can be packed together at a putt putt golf and arcade center but can't go to school because it's too dangerous?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12397 on: August 12, 2020, 09:07:47 am »
 :-*A "Kevin Teacher, the first week back it's grades 3 and 2,  then next week it's 2 and 1, then it's 3 and 1 and then............... .

Also, some classes are in-class and some are Zoom and you will still have some pre-recorded lessons."  (This goes on for 15 mins)

 :-*B "Wait, X teacher, that's not............ come here."
 
 :-*A and  :-*B  talk in Korean for 10 mins

 :-*A "So, the schedule is very different from what I told you................ ... vidoeslbfgowftectbo oklskbfvqwbqwzoomwe uiewbfueactivity"


ME

 


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12398 on: August 12, 2020, 09:23:46 am »
at my school they like to change the school schedule every 2 or 3 weeks for absolutely no reason. so far this year i've had about 8 different schedules, each more convoluted than the last

the only plus side is that it's nice working with other native teachers, as we can all complain about it together



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12399 on: August 12, 2020, 10:17:26 am »
American schools are faced with an unprecedented catch-22 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: Either reopen safely and undertake the risk of a coronavirus outbreak or play it safe and provide unappealing remote classes for their students.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/colleges-are-backtracking-reopen-inperson-124357492.html

Many colleges initially planned to open campuses for in-person classes, betting on the fact that the coronavirus wouldnít massively derail the safety of their campuses. But by the beginning of August, that number had dwindled: Now less than a quarter of schools are choosing to go the in-person route.

At the K-12 level, a list compiled by Education Week noted that most K-12 school districts are also playing it safe and opting for remote learning.


___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ _

So come September most American schools won't open even with all students wearing masks?

(Is that an appropriate precaution?)

In this video most of the customers aren't wearing masks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iczwqO9qKJk

Kids can be packed together at a putt putt golf and arcade center but can't go to school because it's too dangerous?

I was all set to take my daughter back to America to start K3 at a Montessori school in Milwaukee before the pandemic washed over the country. A couple months back I had heard from them saying that they had planned to still have in-person sessions and I hadnít heard from them since, so I sent an email saying I think Iím going to have to withdraw my kid. The administrator told me there would be a Zoom meeting for parents with the principal in a couple days.(why hadnít I heard about this earlier??) Attended the meeting and now it sounds like things will be entirely remote, at least for that age group, so Iíll try keeping her enrolled after all.

Maybe had we closed the putt putt golf courses and arcades (and bars, for Christís sake) over the summer we could have something like a regular school year in the fall, but instead we tried not to let it ruin our summer and now we drank away our childrenís future.

I was going to graduate with my BSN this fall but ó though they toyed with the idea ó they arenít conducting clinicals online, so Iíll have to split my final semesterís courses, taking my online courses remotely over the fall and the clinical courses over the spring.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 10:19:51 am by Don Hobak »