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  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13140 on: July 21, 2021, 09:01:47 am »
I think this would've been your take away story from today's Herald:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210720000961

I don't know what their chances of winning are but this guy is clearly a Urinara anti-foreigner type.  Thinks the only immigrants Korea needs are the highly qualified or ready to invest ones.  And this guy went to Harvard.  I like Korea, but if you're an in demand MBA Korea isn't where you want to land.  I have a brother-in-law that is a marketing MBA from a well regarded business school in Canada and he has always had options for work.  He and my sister have lived in Europe for the last decade.  Currently, in Berlin after a few years in Geneva, he would never consider Korea.  Trade a high ceilinged spacious apartment in a leafy neighbourhood with cafes for Seoul?  It may be what Korea wants, but it's not a draw for those types of foreigners.  They need to be realistic. 

Yeeeesh...talk about repugnant on a MUNGA (Make Uri Nara Great Again) level.

What exactly does Korea have to offer to HNW individuals looking to switch countries/residence that...say, Singapore or even Thailand...don't have?

And foreigners shouldn't get covid relief because they only pay taxes for a few years? And this guy still wants to attract (high level) immigrants to come in and be treated like this??

For someone who's so protective of Korean culture and Korean DNA...one would think he'd be jerking off to how culturally and socially pure NK is, at least they have kept foreign barbarians out for the most part all these years...yet he wants to dilute all that purity with the 2 million+ foreigners living in the south.


  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 2908

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13141 on: July 24, 2021, 02:54:36 pm »
Tried to get the registered name of my phone changed from my wife’s to mine. Seems that it may f@ck up my vaccine registration if my phone number is not in my own name.

Anyway, went into TWorld and the guy said he needed our family registry certificate. What a lot of shit just to change names.

Here’s her ID, now here’s mine. Change it! Should be that f@cking simple.


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

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    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13142 on: July 24, 2021, 05:28:55 pm »
I don't have the energy for a rant today.

I just think it sucks that my favorite hobby (travelling) has been kicked in the groin by COVID19 and now its family/offspring of variants.


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13143 on: July 26, 2021, 12:48:25 pm »
Damnit, I bought some of that Lebanese bread at the Foreign Food Mart late Saturday afternoon.  Only had a couple of pieces and then brought it to work today.  Just went to pull one out and it's already growing mold.  Good stuff, but it's got to be consumed faster than a bunch of bananas in this weather. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13144 on: July 26, 2021, 01:03:10 pm »
Damnit, I bought some of that Lebanese bread at the Foreign Food Mart late Saturday afternoon.  Only had a couple of pieces and then brought it to work today.  Just went to pull one out and it's already growing mold.  Good stuff, but it's got to be consumed faster than a bunch of bananas in this weather. 
Well there's always those Oatmeal cookies I posted about that could very well be from 1970s MREs...


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13145 on: July 26, 2021, 01:15:03 pm »
Well there's always those Oatmeal cookies I posted about that could very well be from 1970s MREs...

Thanks.  Fortunately, I had a half loaf of Paris Baguette's Roman Meal bread from a few weeks ago that is still soft and mold free.  That worked to mop up the gravy from my delicious Dinty Moore Beef Stew.  Yeah, that's right, I bought some Dinty Moore and Chef Boyardee on Saturday because I knew I wouldn't be up for cooking yesterday.  And, I went to the IFC Mall on Sunday and enjoyed some authentic American Chinese food at Panda Express.  It was either that or the authentic Mexican flavours at On the Border just a few doors away. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13146 on: July 26, 2021, 01:19:56 pm »
Thanks.  Fortunately, I had a half loaf of Paris Baguette's Roman Meal bread from a few weeks ago that is still soft and mold free.  That worked to mop up the gravy from my delicious Dinty Moore Beef Stew.  Yeah, that's right, I bought some Dinty Moore and Chef Boyardee on Saturday because I knew I wouldn't be up for cooking yesterday.  And, I went to the IFC Mall on Sunday and enjoyed some authentic American Chinese food at Panda Express.  It was either that or the authentic Mexican flavours at On the Border just a few doors away. 
There's a new China Food joint in Yongsan called White Box. Did a pretty good General Tso's. Their Hot & Sour soup was the best. I love it but man is that a sodium bomb.

Also, Franco-American Gafield raviolios>Chef Boyardee. You know its authentic Italian with a name like Franco-American.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13147 on: July 26, 2021, 02:00:38 pm »
OnNut is def the new EnglishRose


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13148 on: July 26, 2021, 02:10:31 pm »
OnNut is def the new EnglishRose

Obviously you're referencing this tune, and I am flattered, but...we need to talk.  And it's OneNut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH3kj4i2yys



  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7654

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13149 on: July 26, 2021, 02:32:10 pm »
Obviously you're referencing this tune, and I am flattered, but...we need to talk.  And it's OneNut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH3kj4i2yys



Love The Jam, mais pourquoi tu casse mes couilles?


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13150 on: July 26, 2021, 02:47:47 pm »


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 4824

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13151 on: July 26, 2021, 02:58:40 pm »
Is enforced deskwarming while all the Korean teachers go home be something to rant about? 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13152 on: July 26, 2021, 03:10:14 pm »
Is enforced deskwarming while all the Korean teachers go home be something to rant about? 

not really, since this is like your 15th renewal contract and you (should) know the score by now.

...and yes, we are treated differently than full-fledged korean teachers. usually for the better. this is one area where we have to eat it.


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13153 on: July 26, 2021, 05:26:47 pm »
not really, since this is like your 15th renewal contract and you (should) know the score by now.

...and yes, we are treated differently than full-fledged korean teachers. usually for the better. this is one area where we have to eat it.

Not really as up until recently, out in the provinces the schools were pretty lenient with it.  IE let you leave a bit early, etc.  But now not. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13154 on: July 26, 2021, 05:56:31 pm »
Yup, when people started ranting about how the contract needs to be strictly followed and is a bunch of rules and not a guideline, they failed to think everything through.

Refusing to come in on Sat. for that school festival for four hours meant you now had to come in for 8 hours a day for 8 days. Well thought-out.

Of course this isn't the same for everyone. Some schools were straight exploitative or run by psychos and yeah, people had to throw the contract in their face. But also, some people didn't understand how to play ball and well...


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13155 on: July 27, 2021, 11:49:08 am »
Yup, when people started ranting about how the contract needs to be strictly followed and is a bunch of rules and not a guideline, they failed to think everything through.

Refusing to come in on Sat. for that school festival for four hours meant you now had to come in for 8 hours a day for 8 days. Well thought-out.

Of course this isn't the same for everyone. Some schools were straight exploitative or run by psychos and yeah, people had to throw the contract in their face. But also, some people didn't understand how to play ball and well...

I was never like that.  I was flexible with schools and they were flexible with me.  But now the past year or so it's total lockdown.  I honeslty couldn't have done 15 years if it were like this the whole way through. 


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13156 on: July 28, 2021, 09:43:33 am »
I've met some uni instructors who were actually bragging about how they enjoyed that kind of debauchery every winter (minus the drugs because Wow! That might jeopardize their jobs back in Korea!) over in Thailand. It kinda blew my mind how unaware they were about how they were creeping the rest of us totally out. Just gross.

So they thinking bragging about drug use in Thailand might jeopardize their job, but bragging about doing hookers in Thailand wouldn't? Do they know both are illegal? There is less of a stigma for prostitution use than drug use? One could cause job loss while the other wouldn't?


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13157 on: July 28, 2021, 11:28:04 am »
So they thinking bragging about drug use in Thailand might jeopardize their job, but bragging about doing hookers in Thailand wouldn't? Do they know both are illegal? There is less of a stigma for prostitution use than drug use? One could cause job loss while the other wouldn't?
I think it's more that they thought (incorrectly) that describing there sexual escapades at get-togethers would be more socially acceptable to their audience than describing drug use. I'm guessing that these people wouldn't talk about either at their work.

   On the other hand, these are some pretty weird people, so who knows what they're thinking or what they'll do? There's a reason why so many of them are single, borderline alcoholics who have been working at the same low effort barely-above-minimum-wage jobs for the last several decades.
   If it weren't for the fact that most have been grandfathered in and therefor never had to get a master's, most would already have left long ago.   :undecided:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13158 on: July 28, 2021, 11:47:03 am »
This all sounds eerily familiar, I'd swear it was the same group of dude-bros, haha.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13159 on: August 02, 2021, 07:40:35 pm »
Among Democrats, 93% report that they’ve already gotten at least one shot or are likely to, compared with only 49% of Republicans.

Why so much refusal to vaccinate among the GOP? Because they’re being targeted by a deliberate campaign of disinformation.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/commentary-why-many-republicans-refusing-102200925.html

Among those with something to gain is the Russian government, which is diligently working to undermine confidence in the vaccines as part of its goal of destabilizing American society.