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  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2655

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12620 on: November 06, 2020, 12:16:14 pm »
We had a conversation in English about science!
And I promise I was fulfilling my end of the conversation totally as a teacher's assistant!

...also, if you get me deported, who's gonna delete all your horrendously embarrassing gaffes here on Waygook before the rest of us see them? :shocked: :lipsrsealed:
 Do you honestly want them to know what you're *really* like? :angel:  :evil:

Good point.  I should really think through some of my early morning posts.  Thank God you're up to moderate at 5am when I start posting after my morning calisthenics and hallway wind sprints. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12621 on: November 06, 2020, 03:17:31 pm »
Not the first time that some f*cking asshole, in the middle of the city, decides to burn their rubbish/old cabbage that they've been growing on whatever little public patch they've claimed. Everyone who left a window open, in a 2km radius, is going to come home to an apartment filled with smoke.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12622 on: November 06, 2020, 03:53:49 pm »
Not the first time that some f*cking asshole, in the middle of the city, decides to burn their rubbish/old cabbage that they've been growing on whatever little public patch they've claimed. Everyone who left a window open, in a 2km radius, is going to come home to an apartment filled with smoke.
yes but he is more important than everyone else.
Those impromptu lessons are some of my favourites that I do with my smaller and more enthusiastic 6th grade classes. At one of my schools, I don't have a CT, but the HR teacher is completely on point when it comes to educating the students. She really cares about teaching them about different cultures.

At the beginning of class, one of the students laughed at a picture of a black person. Instead of getting angry, it became an impromptu lesson on the racial history in South Africa and the USA and why race is such a sensitive subject where we're from.

I went into segregation (showed them some famous photographs, including a beach sign which said "Whites only, dogs must be on a leash"), I spoke about the Group Areas Act (non-whites where evicted from their homes and placed in the ghettos) and the Bantu Education Act (Afrikaans as the main language medium in schools) and the Sharpeville Massacre.

The students were absolutely fascinated, horrified and particularly shocked when they asked if, being fair-skinned, Koreans would be classified as white and I said, no, you'd have to be white of European descent. They didn't seem to understand how something so trivial as skin colour could have such ramifications.

It wasn't my intention and I'm a bit on the fence about this debate, but it was a thing of beauty to see a student's mind go into action as she made the "aha" connection by asking if this was the reason why foreigners got so upset about the Korean blackface controversy.
nice one


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12623 on: November 06, 2020, 04:53:58 pm »
Those impromptu lessons are some of my favourites that I do with my smaller and more enthusiastic 6th grade classes. At one of my schools, I don't have a CT, but the HR teacher is completely on point when it comes to educating the students. She really cares about teaching them about different cultures.

At the beginning of class, one of the students laughed at a picture of a black person. Instead of getting angry, it became an impromptu lesson on the racial history in South Africa and the USA and why race is such a sensitive subject where we're from.

I went into segregation (showed them some famous photographs, including a beach sign which said "Whites only, dogs must be on a leash"), I spoke about the Group Areas Act (non-whites where evicted from their homes and placed in the ghettos) and the Bantu Education Act (Afrikaans as the main language medium in schools) and the Sharpeville Massacre.

The students were absolutely fascinated, horrified and particularly shocked when they asked if, being fair-skinned, Koreans would be classified as white and I said, no, you'd have to be white of European descent. They didn't seem to understand how something so trivial as skin colour could have such ramifications.

It wasn't my intention and I'm a bit on the fence about this debate, but it was a thing of beauty to see a student's mind go into action as she made the "aha" connection by asking if this was the reason why foreigners got so upset about the Korean blackface controversy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozawa_v._United_States

Guy argued he should be considered “white” under the law because his skin was in fact fairer than most caucasians. He lost.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12624 on: November 11, 2020, 02:15:20 pm »
Why do people go into city FB groups and promote their completely unrelated stuff?

"Hey, people in Chuncheon! I'm having an exhibition in Apgujeong next weekend!"

I mean, I know why, they want to be seen by many eyes, but STOP.

I run the Anyang Meet and Eat group and a guy shared an event in MASAN that was in 3 days. Like, go away.


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2655

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12625 on: November 11, 2020, 02:23:50 pm »
Why do people go into city FB groups and promote their completely unrelated stuff?

"Hey, people in Chuncheon! I'm having an exhibition in Apgujeong next weekend!"

I mean, I know why, they want to be seen by many eyes, but STOP.

I run the Anyang Meet and Eat group and a guy shared an event in MASAN that was in 3 days. Like, go away.

I like the way that rant was actually a means of promoting the Anyang Meet and Eats group.  Clever. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12626 on: November 11, 2020, 02:27:36 pm »
can i come?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12627 on: November 11, 2020, 02:32:01 pm »
I like the way that rant was actually a means of promoting the Anyang Meet and Eats group.  Clever. 

It really wasn't, hahaha I just like when a story has detail. I hate vagueries "A guy put something unrelated in a group. How annoying." There's no colour.

Group is pretty quiet anyways this school year. :(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12628 on: November 12, 2020, 08:08:33 am »
"Oh, you live in a city of 600 000 people with the third highest pop density in the country. That's rural."

- a retard in a group chat, yesterday


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12629 on: November 12, 2020, 09:12:10 am »
sounds like something a salty, rural-dweller would say


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12630 on: November 12, 2020, 09:19:43 am »
sounds like something a salty, rural-dweller would say

I've lived in Seoul. For two years. But the idea that Suwon or Anyang is "rural" is the dumbest thing ever. The fact that it's not Seoul doesn't make it rural.

ru·ral
/ˈro͝orəl/
adjective
in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.
"remote rural areas"


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12631 on: November 12, 2020, 09:26:41 am »
hmmmmmmmmmmm idk dude sounds pretty rural to me. as everyone is well aware, Pusan is the only real city here


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12632 on: November 12, 2020, 09:31:04 am »


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12633 on: November 12, 2020, 09:35:10 am »
sounds like a certain someone is jealous they are a lowly country bumpkin instead of a sophisticated urban trendsetter (like us cool seoulites)


  • Kyndo
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    • March 02, 2027, 11:00:00 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12634 on: November 12, 2020, 09:45:17 am »
I live in a town of less than 30,000 people, and it feels super urban compared to the places I lived growing up.
If you can't plink tin cans in the fallow fields next to your home, it's not rural!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12635 on: November 12, 2020, 10:01:52 am »
It’s almost always used pejoratively as well, and it’s pretty clear what people are really trying to say when they use the word, which is probably how its use is justified in describing obviously not 시골 areas (or worse, 깡촌!). It annoys me when people (read: my wife!) describe entire states — like say, Wisconsin — as “rural”. Milwaukee is not huge by any means, but it’s obviously not cow pastures either, even if they’re never very far.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12636 on: November 12, 2020, 10:02:29 am »
If you can't plink tin cans in the fallow fields next to your home, it's not rural!
excuse me sir?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12637 on: November 12, 2020, 10:46:46 am »
Milwaukee is not huge by any means, but it’s obviously not cow pastures either

as someone from the enlightened, bustling, privileged northeast... that's not obvious


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12638 on: November 12, 2020, 11:17:14 am »
excuse me sir?
Hmmm. How to put this in a way that you hedonistic, slothful, frivolous, superficial, layabout city-slickers would understand?

Ah! If you walk down your driveway from your doorstep to the street and your cup of Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended is no longer warm, then you probably live in a rural area.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12639 on: November 12, 2020, 11:22:01 am »
Hmmm. How to put this in a way that you hedonistic, slothful, frivolous, superficial, layabout city-slickers would understand?

Ah! If you walk down your driveway from your doorstep to the street and your cup of Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended is no longer warm, then you probably live in a rural area.
ah ok. thanks for explaining in plain english this time