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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12420 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...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12421 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 #12422 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 #12423 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."

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

-Will Rogers


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12424 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 #12425 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.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12426 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 #12427 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 #12428 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?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12429 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

 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12430 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 #12431 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.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12432 on: August 13, 2020, 11:12:09 pm »
At what point does the sweat dropping off your head become enjoyable?

I just started the vacation. Kevin, this is YOUR time.

Honestly, I was at a cool makgeolli spot.

A guy came in. With his gf.

I was 80 percent of the way through my meal. This guy really fucked it though.

We've all been on the train. We've all been in line for something. We've heard the coughs. We've felt the sneezes. We've cocked our brow.

We've all done this a thousand times. Tonight? It was different.

Look, I'm in a different place. It doesn't make it anymore safe or anymore dangerous than Uiwang. But it is different.

Young guy. 26? Maybe? Comes in with his girlfriend. Fine.

The coughing. Jesus. I just finished my meal. I'm happy. My second 메밀국수 of the day. This guy. Jesus.

This guy coughs. Like. A real deep, throaty cough. Every minute. I can handle a sneeze. I can handle a cough. But I can't handle a deep, throaty cough every 60 seconds. Sorry. This guy was consistent as shit, too. I had to leave. I was halfway through my cocktail pitcher, too. Damn

I had to leave. There was no way I was staying there. I've heard a lot of coughs, A lot of sneezes. Nope!

Has anyone else had to leave a place due to some guy? Call me paranoid, but..... There comes a point!

I know this reads like the ramblings of a madman, but I maintain my point. Jesus. Stay home!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12433 on: August 14, 2020, 02:51:44 am »
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.


...monkeys.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12434 on: August 14, 2020, 06:29:09 am »

...monkeys.

The monkey population has been able to keep their covid numbers remarkably low, thus avoiding the kind of societal level disruptions that we humans have forced ourselves into.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12435 on: August 14, 2020, 11:20:19 am »
This guy coughs. Like. A real deep, throaty cough. Every minute. I can handle a sneeze. I can handle a cough. But I can't handle a deep, throaty cough every 60 seconds. Sorry. This guy was consistent as shit, too. I had to leave. I was halfway through my cocktail pitcher, too. Damn

I had to leave. There was no way I was staying there. I've heard a lot of coughs, A lot of sneezes. Nope!
Wait, you let him off the hook? Coffee shop girl wishes she was that lucky. You must be getting old!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12436 on: August 14, 2020, 11:43:33 am »
I dropped into Lotte Dept store this morning and there were 16 (I counted them) shop assistants/sommeliers in the wine section, which I'd say is a little bigger than your average convenience store.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12437 on: August 14, 2020, 07:33:59 pm »
I dropped into Lotte Dept store this morning and there were 16 (I counted them) shop assistants/sommeliers in the wine section, which I'd say is a little bigger than your average convenience store.

Training?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12438 on: August 14, 2020, 07:57:28 pm »
Training?

Possibly but they were just hanging around. When I started looking at the wine, only one of them came over the pester me.  It didn't look like anyone was shadowing.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12439 on: August 14, 2020, 08:46:52 pm »
I'm so sick of talking with a Korean in English (teacher/friend etc....it could be anybody cause this has happened to me hundreds of times) and when another Korean person comes in to talk to them in Korean ...they immediately talk to them in Korean and I am left feeling like an idiot. 

I don't know if I should leave or not...I've waited for 20 minutes with my coteachers  and others (including sales people) for them to finish talking to the other person.   Nobody says excuse me,  nobody says I'll talk to you later, nobody says wait for a few, nobody says shit~ I'm left waiting, waiting, waiting.... I'm left waiting around like a neglected child...

This is my hugest pet peeve in Korea.  I've stop/started so many conversations...So many conversations (even intimate ones) are just chopped off once another Korean comes in and then the convo is over?  It's even humiliating to go over to the person and say "Hey....remember when we were talking about....blah blah"......(something important) and then Mr. Kim interrupted our conversation rudely and then you didn't say "Hey I'm talking to someone" can you "hang on" and you let him drone on for 20 minutes and knew I was waiting for the answer to my question....(i never said this to anyone....)...


It's rude as hell and pisses me the **** off more than anything in this country, (even more than the driving)....

I never know what to do...but I am sick and tired of waiting around....acting/feeling like a hurt-bag!
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