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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12660 on: November 12, 2020, 01:33:50 pm »
you come to a cool area that looks like nowhere else I've seen in this country.  You can see these lovely old buildings from the colonial period like the First Bank of Japan and first post office or something. 

I stumbled across this and I couldn't believe what was happening. So cool there.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12661 on: November 12, 2020, 01:59:10 pm »
... You can visit the tacky Wolmido boardwalk area which I think is Korea's answer to  Coney Island or the Jersey boardwalks.  Then going past the largely uninteresting Chinatown you come to a cool area that looks like nowhere else I've seen in this country.  You can see these lovely old buildings from the colonial period like the First Bank of Japan and first post office or something.  in the same area there are these older two storey buildings that are on a closed pedestrian street and are used as galleries.  It was all free and I wandered into one place that was showing nothing but North Korean propaganda materials and another that was some amateur photographer and his photos from B.C. and Alberta.  Keep walking and you feel like you've come into the downtown of a mid-sized Korean city.  It's busy and must cater to sailors with the its shopping and nightlife spots.  Finally, there is an area that has been made up like something from a children's Christmas movie.  It's just part of the city but it has a year round winter motif going.
Thanks for that.


  • Renma
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12662 on: November 12, 2020, 07:38:14 pm »
Though, I'm hoping I'll have it in my hands before January. I want to get Bugsnax for free from the ps+ haha.

In case you didn't know, you can add free ps+ games to your account for all the Sony consoles remotely when you log in through your browser. I tested it just now and was able to add bugsnax to my library for when I get a PS5.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12663 on: November 16, 2020, 08:31:37 pm »
I tried that "Twix Top" and it is not good.

I love Twix, though haven't bought it in years. I really liked the taste of chocolate and texture of the oozing caramel against the crunchy part.

This Twix Top lacks much chocolate taste, lacks caramel oozing texture and leaves my mouth dry like after an arrowroot biscuit.

I won't be getting that again. I like to try new things. I remember when Twix debuted in my hometown in the 1980's, the company sending a free sample in the mail (my neighbor was an old woman who didn't consume dairy so i got her sample as well).

I also recall getting a free sample in the mail of a new candy called Skittles. Hated it. Bought it twice since, forgeting how much i didn't like it.

These days i eat less sweet dark chocolate, usually Swiss (or French, Italian), one bar a month. 80+% cocoa. Once a year i get those Belgian shells because they are so creamy, though borderline sickly sweet. The blue box brand however tastes like wax. Ugh.

Rant over.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12664 on: November 17, 2020, 07:45:22 am »
Korean drivers. Lot of wannabe Lewis Hamiltons  on the road this morning. Pulling out behind me whilst Iíve already signaled to overtake and changing lanes. Go f@ck yourselves!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12665 on: November 17, 2020, 08:04:26 am »
Korean drivers. Lot of wannabe Lewis Hamiltons  on the road this morning. Pulling out behind me whilst Iíve already signaled to overtake and changing lanes. Go f@ck yourselves!

Turn signals are like yellow lights ó an indicator to speed up!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12666 on: November 17, 2020, 08:11:09 am »
I tried that "Twix Top" and it is not good.

I agree. A few people told me it was way better than ordinary Twix, so I tried it, and it was like eating sweet cardboard. Sure, it's not as sweet as regular Twix, but that doesn't suddenly make it better.

Cookie should have been more buttery, chocolate should have been dark, caramel should have been caramel and not glue. THEN it could have been good.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 08:30:09 am by Chinguetti »


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12667 on: November 17, 2020, 08:29:01 am »
Yeah the Twix Top is edible at best. Definitely not something I'll be picking up again.


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12668 on: November 18, 2020, 03:44:31 am »
So, today my 12-year-old kid learned that a cell phone is not a suitable pry-bar for opening a stuck patio door.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12669 on: November 18, 2020, 04:07:30 am »
So, today my 12-year-old kid learned that a cell phone is not a suitable pry-bar for opening a stuck patio door.

A valuable lesson!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12670 on: November 18, 2020, 04:42:52 am »
A valuable lesson!
You spelled ďexpensiveĒ wrong.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12671 on: November 18, 2020, 07:49:42 am »
holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope
more gg more skill


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12672 on: November 18, 2020, 07:50:59 am »
congrats, you've done better!


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12673 on: November 18, 2020, 07:57:30 am »
holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope
Now imagine how I feel!  ;D


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12674 on: November 18, 2020, 08:57:39 am »
congrats, you've done better!

You could have made the cut too had you just been a little more encouraging to our pal Martin.

holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope

It wasnít meant to be permanent but now that youíve drawn attention to it Iíll look like a jerk if I remove it.  >:( But the fact that you posted your comment in the Venting thread makes me dubious of your commentís sincerity  :sad: That and youíre a little too excited to join the likes of Kyndo  :lipsrsealed:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2020, 09:10:57 am by Don Hobak »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12675 on: November 18, 2020, 09:04:42 am »
in my excitement, i ignored the spirit of the thread (apologies kyndo)
more gg more skill


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12676 on: November 20, 2020, 04:12:59 pm »
i've got this kid in my after-school class with literally 0 redeeming qualities. he honestly ruins every class, and has done for months.

today he was already pissing me off by interrupting me, then he started rubbing hand sanitiser on these cardboard dividers we have between the desks. then, about a minute after i told him off, he looked me straight in the eye, and threw some trash over his shoulder onto the floor

i've never gone so apeshit at a kid before. i'm honestly done with him. the manager won't kick him out the class, so i think i'm going to move his desk facing the corner of the room and he can sit there in silence, facing the wall, for the next 3 months (or until he quits). **** it
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 04:15:21 pm by oglop »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12677 on: November 20, 2020, 08:18:17 pm »
i've never gone so apeshit at a kid before.

Deets?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12678 on: November 20, 2020, 08:43:34 pm »
Yeah just yelling at him like a nutter. Cathartic though. Also deserved. God, out of the thousands of kids I've taught over 9 years, he may be the worst


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12679 on: November 20, 2020, 09:05:12 pm »
Yeah just yelling at him like a nutter. Cathartic though. Also deserved. God, out of the thousands of kids I've taught over 9 years, he may be the worst

It's always said that there are no bad kids, only bad parents. I kind of agree with that but while that may be the case, when you're teaching dozens or hundreds of different students a week, you don't have the time or patience to teach a single kid manners or make accommodations for them when they're acting like a little shit.

My only critique of your approach is that the little bastard is going to take this whole thing as a game. He's going to take it as a challenge to find a way to disrupt your lesson, while sitting in the corner; playing drums on his desk, throwing things etc.

Personally, I'd remind your director that you're only able to teach English, not manners, and if he keeps distributing your lesson, your other students will complain to their parents and they might move to a different hagwon. Better he kicks the little shit out and lose 1 liability as opposed to losing several paying students.