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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13060 on: June 11, 2021, 11:27:36 am »
LOL CO2. I'm always car D or A, and shit myself when I'm the pink car...will they/won't they stop for me. Please make some large posters and stick them up at roundabouts.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13061 on: June 11, 2021, 01:26:14 pm »
Is it Gimchi or Kimchi?

According to the Korean government romanization rules it's Gimchi. https://www.korean.go.kr/front_eng/roman/roman_01.do

Literally no one on earth spells it Gimchi.

So why make the rules in the first place if you're just gonna ignore them and do what you want in the world's most intelligent and scientific language.  :rolleyes:
I also have to point out, that well, its not really the fault of hangul that the romanization is that way.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13062 on: June 11, 2021, 02:51:09 pm »
It became an English word decades ago when the spelling was "kimchi". So it remains as such until native English speaking societies start to do otherwise.

"Hyundai" is the old spelling, too. And "taekwondo".


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13063 on: June 11, 2021, 02:53:09 pm »
And "taekwondo".
This one is pretty damn close. It's just the g/k


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13064 on: June 12, 2021, 07:52:02 am »
“Teenagers are especially conscious of how their peers view them. That’s a major trait of adolescence in general. When they see their friends buy luxury products, it’s hard for them to resist imitating them, even if it’s financially burdensome.”

https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/2021/04/06/culture/features/luxury-gucci-chanel/20210406161000445.html

“The public used to not recognize K-pop idols as real musicians and didn’t take them seriously. Their image was not high-end enough for luxury brands. But now the status of idols has changed. Their popularity reaches global audiences and wields immense influence on their fans, who are mostly teenagers. Teen fans will buy a product solely because their favorite idol promotes it."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13065 on: June 18, 2021, 03:18:22 pm »
F me sideways, my school has teacher's clubs (that's normal, we all do) but GOOD GOD, there is a club that is a band. The male teachers.

They practice in the room above my office every Friday and they know ONE SONG. I think they wrote it, which is cool, but I hear it 15 times in a row EVERY Friday. F me.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13066 on: June 18, 2021, 03:20:12 pm »
ask them if you can record it and share it with your friends and then post it here
more gg more skill


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13067 on: June 29, 2021, 04:14:01 pm »
“Unless the right interventions are undertaken, Korea is too under-vaccinated to withstand the inevitable new variant.”

Overall, 29 percent of Korea’s 51 million people received one dose of a vaccine, while just 9 percent are fully vaccinated.


http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210627000152

After the second dose, the AstraZeneca vaccine -- the most widely administered kind in Korea -- gave 60 percent protection against delta, compared with 66 percent against alpha. The effectiveness of both doses of the Pfizer vaccine was 88 percent against delta and 93 percent against alpha.

 :cry: TL;DR- AstraZeneca, the kind most got, doesn't work as well as Pfizer. And the percentage of Koreans fully vaccinated is in the single digits. :cry:

Younger than 60, the more socially active cohort, have to wait at least a couple of months before they become eligible for vaccination.

Nooooooooooooo!

Earlier this year, South Africa suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after a study found it was only 10 percent protective against mild and moderate infections from the beta variant prevalent there.

Only 10%? Yikes!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13068 on: June 29, 2021, 04:40:55 pm »
A bit unsettling, yeah.  :sad:
But, on the bright side, Korea is getting something like 10 million doses shipped in during July (of various brands), so that should up the percentages.
Their schedule is to hit 70% by September, and have full herd immunity by November.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/skorea-mix-and-match-covid-19-vaccine-doses-760000-people-2021-06-18/


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13069 on: June 30, 2021, 07:33:30 pm »
Social distancing rules were set to be relaxed starting July 1st… but it was announced this isn’t going to happen due to cases rising. ㅠ ㅠ


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13070 on: June 30, 2021, 08:39:30 pm »
Social distancing rules were set to be relaxed starting July 1st… but it was announced this isn’t going to happen due to cases rising. ㅠ ㅠ

Yeah, but I still get to go mask-free on my walk to work tomorrow morning, so ...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13071 on: July 01, 2021, 08:32:52 am »
Did any other Gyeonggi teachers get this message today?

I walk in and my main coteacher has sent me this document and advised me that I must "FIRMLY" follow it!

Is it true that foreign teachers are to blame for 132/162 cases in Gyeonggi??? Also parents and schools are thinking of complaining/asking for some kind of punishment for the spread?

Does anyone have any more info on this?

Here is the attachment I was given.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13072 on: July 01, 2021, 08:56:29 am »
Did any other Gyeonggi teachers get this message today?

I walk in and my main coteacher has sent me this document and advised me that I must "FIRMLY" follow it!

Is it true that foreign teachers are to blame for 132/162 cases in Gyeonggi??? Also parents and schools are thinking of complaining/asking for some kind of punishment for the spread?

Does anyone have any more info on this?

Here is the attachment I was given.

If they're going to point fingers and blame, perhaps they should start with their own mothers and fathers of that cult church.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13073 on: July 01, 2021, 08:58:32 am »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13074 on: July 01, 2021, 09:05:44 am »
Is it true that foreign teachers are to blame for 132/162 cases in Gyeonggi???

This isn't confirmed in any way, it's just something I read in different groups, but supposedly it was a Korean teacher who had started the spread. She was experiencing symptoms and had lied about getting tested. When the symptoms got worse, she got tested for real and came up positive, but by then the damage had already been done. She'd spread it to coworkers, who went on to spread it to others. A few of them happened to be foreigners.

Again, this is just hearsay, but it's what I know so far.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13075 on: July 01, 2021, 09:08:39 am »
Thanks CO2!  It's just infuriating!  I wasn't sure if I should make a new thread here or just post it under ranting/venting.

It's so ridiculous they way they have treated/targeted foreigners in Korea with regard to COVID-19.  Even the way my coteacher (the evil one) wrote "follow the document FIRMLY" above her attachment of the document was so damn patronising and condescending!



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13076 on: July 01, 2021, 09:22:45 am »
Thanks CO2!  It's just infuriating!  I wasn't sure if I should make a new thread here or just post it under ranting/venting.

It's so ridiculous they way they have treated/targeted foreigners in Korea with regard to COVID-19.  Even the way my coteacher (the evil one) wrote "follow the document FIRMLY" above her attachment of the document was so damn patronising and condescending!



"6 people you don't know behaved poorly, maybe, so you are now under suspicion."

Who?

"6 people in a different city. They have the same job you do and also aren't Korean so that's close enough."

Wait, what? Ahhh, collective punishment, got it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13077 on: July 01, 2021, 09:35:31 am »
I asked my co-teacher about that document, and explained that some schools got it.
She said, if I go anywhere to just let her know where I'm going - which I do anyway, because we chat a lot.
But, she also knows I follow the masks guideline the most out of all the teachers in our school, and that I rarely go anywhere, so she said she doesn't really see the need for me to tell her that stuff unless I want to during conversation haha.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13078 on: July 01, 2021, 09:50:40 am »
If they're going to point fingers and blame, perhaps they should start with their own mothers and fathers of that cult church.
I think plenty did that. Just because we're foreign or Koreans do something stupid doesn't mean we can do anything and not get it reported.  The Korean media has reported on outbreaks involving all kinds of businesses or groups. They're going to report on us too.

The document is a CYA thing. Nothing new in there. It simply restates existing policy.

And, if true, and that's a big if, that both the Gyeonggi and Seoul cluster infections, are tied to NETs, then yeah, we probably should get at a minimum a CYA notice.

I will say that if the choice is trusting the official source behind the best infectious disease track and trace program in the world vs. Random Person on the Internet, I'm going to go with the first as to the source of the outbreak.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 10:17:11 am by Mr.DeMartino »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13079 on: July 01, 2021, 11:47:34 am »
I think plenty did that. Just because we're foreign or Koreans do something stupid doesn't mean we can do anything and not get it reported.  The Korean media has reported on outbreaks involving all kinds of businesses or groups. They're going to report on us too.

The document is a CYA thing. Nothing new in there. It simply restates existing policy.

And, if true, and that's a big if, that both the Gyeonggi and Seoul cluster infections, are tied to NETs, then yeah, we probably should get at a minimum a CYA notice.

I will say that if the choice is trusting the official source behind the best infectious disease track and trace program in the world vs. Random Person on the Internet, I'm going to go with the first as to the source of the outbreak.

It's profiling and you know it.  Don't make an excuse for every offensive behaviour that happens here.  Pretty soon you'll have no credibility and people won't take you seriously.