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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12980 on: May 10, 2021, 02:04:10 pm »
4 out of 5 Americans hospitalized for coronavirus were overweight. Over half were obese. Almost everyone who dies from coronavirus is old and/or overweight. Usually both. And deficient in vitamin D from not enough sunlight. Gotta get outside regularly for optimal health.

600k Americans have died out of a total of 3.3 million overall deaths and you are saying that the other 2.7 million were all old and overweight? Methinks not.
Given what we've seen, odds are probably a very healthy majority of them are overweight and old. Of course in poorer countries the standard of health care can by abysmal so that would result in greater numbers of healthy people dying.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12981 on: May 21, 2021, 08:08:42 am »
”Korea ranks a miserable 35th out of 37 member nations on the OECD's happiness index.”

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article.html?contid=2021052000958

”According to the KDI's own analysis, Korea had the worst air pollution with an average fine dust level of 27.4 ㎍/㎥, twice the average OECD level of 13.9 ㎍/㎥.”


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12982 on: May 21, 2021, 08:14:48 am »
”Korea ranks a miserable 35th out of 37 member nations on the OECD's happiness index.”

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article.html?contid=2021052000958

”According to the KDI's own analysis, Korea had the worst air pollution with an average fine dust level of 27.4 ㎍/㎥, twice the average OECD level of 13.9 ㎍/㎥.”
There are many reasons for stress and unhappiness, but honestly, I listen to some Koreans here sometimes and it's like they WANT to be stressed. Like, it's Saturday, try to relax a bit, let it go. Stop stressing about X Y and Z. And it's never urgent. It's always about something trivial and there's this big song and dance.

Like, my GF.

"Daughter is getting hungry. Oh no!!! What will we do?????"

Honey, we're in a TRADITIONAL market. There are literally HUNDREDS of things to eat.

"She can't have spicy food!!!!!"

Yeah, I know. Again. there are hundreds of things. If we're not done amassing our dinner together to eat at the river, just get her something tiny to tide her over until we can properly eat.

"What?? No. She can't."

What? Why not? There was the dried snacks place (sold nuts, and little pastry things, they had dozens of things out that are weighed by the gram, could have spent 1500W or less to get SOMETHING for daughter).

"THAT'S NOT DINNER FOOD."

Yeah, obviously. But you're gonna pop a FEKKIN VEIN cuz she's GONNA get hungry. You wanna solve the problem or not? Jesus F Christ.

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Maybe it's just the people I attract, but I find Korean woman fret over the dumbest crap sometimes. Really, genuinely make mountains out of mole hills. Not just my GFs, but dates, female friends, Co-Ts etc
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12983 on: May 21, 2021, 08:31:27 am »
that would drive me up the wall, my dude
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12984 on: May 21, 2021, 08:56:40 am »
that would drive me up the wall, my dude

She's worth it, but damn if it isn't annoying as hell. That said, I am the most relaxed person in the world. haha

Anyway, got a meme out of it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12985 on: May 26, 2021, 08:59:32 am »
Only half of Koreans in their 60s sign up for vaccinations

Because people who decline to get vaccinated when their turns come up don’t get another chance until after November per the current protocols, the high proportion of older people going unvaccinated could place Korea further away from its goal of attaining herd immunity, experts warn.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210525000673

People 60 and older make up 95 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Korea.




Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12986 on: May 26, 2021, 09:15:26 am »
Only half of Koreans in their 60s sign up for vaccinations

Because people who decline to get vaccinated when their turns come up don’t get another chance until after November per the current protocols, the high proportion of older people going unvaccinated could place Korea further away from its goal of attaining herd immunity, experts warn.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210525000673

People 60 and older make up 95 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in Korea.




Good more people that cancel or no show the more likely I'll get a call from the waitlist!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12987 on: May 26, 2021, 09:31:22 am »
If they were getting other than the AZ vaccine, more people would be willing to take it.
A first dose of it gives a 30% protection against the indian variant and 50% against the British variant. The second dose is administered 3 months after the first one. So basically they are very far from being safe for a long time. Yet, as per the new rules revealed today: even after the first dose, they won't be required to wear masks in public and will be also exempt from the ban on private gatherings. This could end really bad.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12988 on: May 26, 2021, 09:33:38 am »
If I come back to Korea I will probably do the IC route because I'm sick of the bs in public schools, not to say there isn't bs in hagwons though!!!

In what country are you living now? Hard to get vaccinated there?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12989 on: May 26, 2021, 09:36:51 am »
Maybe it's just the people I attract, but I find Korean woman fret over the dumbest crap sometimes. Really, genuinely make mountains out of mole hills. Not just my GFs, but dates, female friends, Co-Ts etc

My CT blows a gasket over EVERYTHING. She's absolutely terrified of upsetting the parents so:

- Nothing remotely scary in my lessons, not even a clipart picture of a zombie.
- No clipart pictures of bugs
- Can't ask them questions unless she's 200% sure they'll know the answer
- Any hint that a student starts showing a sign of struggling to write down/answer a question, she's there to spoon feed the answer
- Accidentally loaded a YouTube ad (Korean ad) that showed a fully clothed Korean couple lying in a bed. Was a mattress commercial and this was a big deal as it was suggestive. 
- Offered to teach them to make biltong during camp, but she's worried they might not like the taste of something new. She suggested "sandwich day", where they do this crazy and wacky thing of making peanut butter sandwiches.

Naturally, I ignore most of her craziness, but yeah, this is one of the reasons I could never handle a relationship with your average Korean woman. We'd drive one another up the wall.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12990 on: May 26, 2021, 09:50:03 am »
Was walking home from the supermarket and a group of old guys (about 6 of them) came to join me at the crosswalk, I could smell the soju through my mask. Only two of them were wearing a masks and one of them (no mask) was having a sneezing bout, sneezing all over the place, wiping the mucus off his nose and flicking it on the street. Then they started hocking and I decided to jaywalk before this disgusting thing deposited his phlegm near me.

A global pandemic seems to do little to civilise this type. Like small children, it seems they'll only follow rules or etiquette when there's a guaranteed punishment.   


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12991 on: May 26, 2021, 10:00:08 am »
She's worth it, but damn if it isn't annoying as hell. That said, I am the most relaxed person in the world. haha

Anyway, got a meme out of it.
lol i didnt see this when you posted. #4 is my favorite:)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12992 on: May 26, 2021, 10:10:51 am »
Only half of Koreans in their 60s sign up for vaccinations

My wife and I are all signed up for June 11 for the first shot.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12993 on: May 26, 2021, 10:19:42 am »
- Nothing remotely scary in my lessons, not even a clipart picture of a zombie.

This reminds me of my first boss in Korea. I put together an intensive course book and one of the units was about a snake living under the hood of a car. Naturally, I put a snake on the unit's front page. Yep! Had to change it to a cartoon character because the 6th grade kids would get scared and mothers would complain  :shocked:




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12995 on: May 26, 2021, 11:53:46 am »
If they were getting other than the AZ vaccine, more people would be willing to take it.
A first dose of it gives a 30% protection against the indian variant and 50% against the British variant. The second dose is administered 3 months after the first one. So basically they are very far from being safe for a long time. Yet, as per the new rules revealed today: even after the first dose, they won't be required to wear masks in public and will be also exempt from the ban on private gatherings. This could end really bad.

Yeah, I'm going to try for the Pfizer shot.  Three week interval between dosages.  Can get it later and be fully vaccinated earlier than people that hurry to get the AZ shot.  They're continuing to bungle the rollout.  People don't want the AZ shot.  Korea is snapping up the doses while other countries move away from it.  Yes, the odds are low of having a problem, but I read today the doctors in Ontario have increased the odds of having a problem to one in 60,000 and AZ is less effective.  That's a whole host of reasons, if you've managed to avoid getting sick over the last year and a half, to wait for the better vaccines. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12996 on: May 26, 2021, 10:03:53 pm »
Yeah, I'm going to try for the Pfizer shot.  Three week interval between dosages.  Can get it later and be fully vaccinated earlier than people that hurry to get the AZ shot.  They're continuing to bungle the rollout.  People don't want the AZ shot.  Korea is snapping up the doses while other countries move away from it.  Yes, the odds are low of having a problem, but I read today the doctors in Ontario have increased the odds of having a problem to one in 60,000 and AZ is less effective.  That's a whole host of reasons, if you've managed to avoid getting sick over the last year and a half, to wait for the better vaccines. 

Looking at the vaccine delivery timeline, it seems that more than half of the AZ shots will arrive by the end of June. Which means, the later shipments will be reserved for the second doses. Therefore, from July, AZ vaccine will most likely not be given as a first dose. (I don't know how many doses of AZ is included in the Covax facility bundle)
Moderna shipments will arrive soon and Pfizer will keep delivering more and more. Once the essential workers are vaccinated, they will start to administer these as well to the general public. So from July, there is already a good chance to get these through the no-show system. Or just wait untill your age group becomes eligible. July: people in their 50's, Aug: 40's Sept: 30's...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12997 on: May 27, 2021, 07:40:58 am »
My wife and I are all signed up for June 11 for the first shot.
Me, June 7.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12998 on: May 31, 2021, 02:18:22 pm »
Every single class was acting the fool today. Every_single_class. I had to cancel the game in all but one of them and made them complete worksheets instead.

Students tend to be super mellow/unenthusiastic on Mondays at my school. Not whateverthefuck this was. It felt weirdly planned.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12999 on: June 03, 2021, 01:13:45 pm »
I had a bad class with my top class today. Not that anyone was misbehaving or anything, but most of the students are at a decent level.
I have to teach the textbook and came to class with a bunch of the questions about the dialogue ready to go. Broke the questions down by level.
And the students struggling with the easiest questions threw me off and got me flustered. D: (Doesn't happen too often) Just makes me feel bad when one of my good classes struggle, as I think I made things too hard haha.