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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2220 on: November 07, 2016, 11:31:14 am »
I sure do love it when an entire room full of people laughs at my pronunciation mistakes. It definitely helps get me excited about learning Korean.

 :rolleyes:

Hope that changees for you soon


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2221 on: November 07, 2016, 11:35:49 am »
I sure do love it when an entire room full of people laughs at my pronunciation mistakes. It definitely helps get me excited about learning Korean.

 :rolleyes:

Hope that changees for you soon

It's been happening for five years now, so I won't hold my breath.  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2222 on: November 07, 2016, 11:38:04 am »
From my experience, it's has been the elder male teachers that show their disregard for others with regards to using speakers, instead of headphones.

The younger teachers 25-35 seem to "get it" and use headphones in the office.

Hopefully, these folks are a dying breed.

I so wanted to gift a set of headphones to the one teacher, but it would have been incredibly rude and passive aggressive.

Thankfully, that situation is in the past.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2223 on: November 07, 2016, 12:35:09 pm »
Not really a rant, but there's a pretty good conversation going on about mac n cheese in the random ramblings thread

  >:( : Moonbrie, have you had lunch?
  :undecided: : I was about to eat these crackers [other cot] gave me
  >:( : Eat this bun
  :undecided: : What's in the bun?
  >:( : Red bean
  :undecided: : I don't really like red bean. I'll eat my crackers.
  >:( : but red bean is good for our health!
  :undecided: : I will eat black bean, yellow bean, white bean, but not red bean

That got a chuckle out of her. But then she continued badgering me to eat an especially questionable looking banana, claiming it was just "ripe" when I tried to point it out. I ate half of it and she looked like she wanted to say something about me not finishing it but held her tongue, thankfully.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2224 on: November 07, 2016, 01:16:01 pm »
In the cafeteria, I'm eating my own homemade lunch.

Principal: What kind of rice is that?
Me: Basmati rice. Have you tried it?
Principal: No, you should eat Korean rice.
Me: ...
Principal: Korean rice is better than any other rice, it's good for your health.

On the tennis courts, on Saturday. An older gentleman decides to approach me and start a conversation.

Guy: Hello
Me: Hi
Guy: Do you know, Korea is 11th biggest economy in the world.
Me: ...Ok


This type of things happens regularly. I find it amusing that at some point, many Koreans taught themselves that it's somehow a good idea to start a conversation like this.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2225 on: November 07, 2016, 01:19:37 pm »
In the cafeteria, I'm eating my own homemade lunch.

Principal: What kind of rice is that?
Me: Basmati rice. Have you tried it?
Principal: No, you should eat Korean rice.
Me: ...
Principal: Korean rice is better than any other rice, it's good for your health.

On the tennis courts, on Saturday. An older gentleman decides to approach me and start a conversation.

Guy: Hello
Me: Hi
Guy: Do you know, Korea is 11th biggest economy in the world.
Me: ...Ok


This type of things happens regularly. I find it amusing that at some point, many Koreans taught themselves that it's somehow a good idea to start a conversation like this.

Basmati is the shit. Horrible for makgeolli though, hahaha.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2226 on: November 07, 2016, 01:27:13 pm »
Had a class today. Included a map of Korea to show students where a mountain mentioned in the book was. In the bottom right corner of the map it says:

EAST SEA
(Sea of Japan)

The students screamed in anger. One boy cried.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2227 on: November 07, 2016, 01:34:42 pm »
I made that same mistake with university aged students. What an uproar. Same format as you mentioned:
EAST SEA
(Sea of Japn)

A female student got particularly firey about it.
I'm long past the period of actually trying to have an adult discussion about it. Just turn off the screen and move on.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2228 on: November 07, 2016, 01:38:00 pm »
Current rant: when I provide helpful information, but nobody fact-checks and all my incredibly clever jokes go completely unnoticed.  :cry:

Don't worry kyndo, I typically love your posts. Note that your wit and jokes don't go unappreciated.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2229 on: November 07, 2016, 01:38:25 pm »
Not really a rant, but there's a pretty good conversation going on about mac n cheese in the random ramblings thread

  >:( : Moonbrie, have you had lunch?
  :undecided: : I was about to eat these crackers [other cot] gave me
  >:( : Eat this bun
  :undecided: : What's in the bun?
  >:( : Red bean
  :undecided: : I don't really like red bean. I'll eat my crackers.
  >:( : but red bean is good for our health!
  :undecided: : I will eat black bean, yellow bean, white bean, but not red bean

That got a chuckle out of her. But then she continued badgering me to eat an especially questionable looking banana, claiming it was just "ripe" when I tried to point it out. I ate half of it and she looked like she wanted to say something about me not finishing it but held her tongue, thankfully.

You got something against red?



In all seriousness, I love red bean. We can't be friends. At the same time, I also don't like questionable-looking bananas. We can be friends.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2230 on: November 07, 2016, 01:39:20 pm »
I made that same mistake with university aged students. What an uproar. Same format as you mentioned:
EAST SEA
(Sea of Japn)

A female student got particularly firey about it.
I'm long past the period of actually trying to have an adult discussion about it. Just turn off the screen and move on.
I put a post-it note on the screen over where it said 'Sea of Japan'. I'm definitely experienced enough to know not to try to discuss it, but I was still dismayed.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2231 on: November 07, 2016, 01:49:03 pm »
I made that same mistake with university aged students. What an uproar. Same format as you mentioned:
EAST SEA
(Sea of Japn)

A female student got particularly firey about it.
I'm long past the period of actually trying to have an adult discussion about it. Just turn off the screen and move on.
I put a post-it note on the screen over where it said 'Sea of Japan'. I'm definitely experienced enough to know not to try to discuss it, but I was still dismayed.

I've shown multiple times "Sea of Japan".

I explain in English that is what it is called. If you are speaking English and you want people to know what you are talking about, that's what you call it. In Korean it's East sea.

Then I just let them cry and get angry like a bunch of 5 year olds.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2232 on: November 07, 2016, 02:06:09 pm »
I made that same mistake with university aged students. What an uproar. Same format as you mentioned:
EAST SEA
(Sea of Japn)

A female student got particularly firey about it.
I'm long past the period of actually trying to have an adult discussion about it. Just turn off the screen and move on.
I put a post-it note on the screen over where it said 'Sea of Japan'. I'm definitely experienced enough to know not to try to discuss it, but I was still dismayed.

I've shown multiple times "Sea of Japan".

I explain in English that is what it is called. If you are speaking English and you want people to know what you are talking about, that's what you call it. In Korean it's East sea.

Then I just let them cry and get angry like a bunch of 5 year olds.

Somewhere along the line, news spread that the USA had made a law to make "Sea of Japan" illegal. So when I said "this is what we are taught in geography class, this is the English name (as well as other languages, Mer du Japon etc)" they fought back.
No! Many countries changed! Sea of Japan illegal!

Upon further investigation, one state in the USA, Virginia, decided after lobbying from the local Korean ccommunity that schools had to print both Sea of Japan/East Sea together, in textbooks.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2233 on: November 07, 2016, 02:09:15 pm »
I made that same mistake with university aged students. What an uproar. Same format as you mentioned:
EAST SEA
(Sea of Japn)

A female student got particularly firey about it.
I'm long past the period of actually trying to have an adult discussion about it. Just turn off the screen and move on.
I put a post-it note on the screen over where it said 'Sea of Japan'. I'm definitely experienced enough to know not to try to discuss it, but I was still dismayed.

I've shown multiple times "Sea of Japan".

I explain in English that is what it is called. If you are speaking English and you want people to know what you are talking about, that's what you call it. In Korean it's East sea.

Then I just let them cry and get angry like a bunch of 5 year olds.

Somewhere along the line, news spread that the USA had made a law to make "Sea of Japan" illegal. So when I said "this is what we are taught in geography class, this is the English name (as well as other languages, Mer du Japon etc)" they fought back.
No! Many countries changed! Sea of Japan illegal!

Upon further investigation, one state in the USA, Virginia, decided after lobbying from the local Korean ccommunity that schools had to print both Sea of Japan/East Sea together, in textbooks.

Hahahah, it is illegal in the USA!

No, that's not how it went. Not even close.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2234 on: November 07, 2016, 02:14:55 pm »
Upon further investigation, one state in the USA, Virginia, decided after lobbying from the local Korean ccommunity that schools had to print both Sea of Japan/East Sea together, in textbooks.
And then over the next few months, textbooks in the American North West were mysteriously required to label that same body of water as "The Sea of Japan, a Globally Established Name".


 ***:huh: I just discovered that it's possible to hyperlink images! New doors to sarcasm have opened for me!

   But seriously, I can see why it upsets Koreans, although the alternative they offer is sure to upset their Japanese neighbours. What they really ought to do is settle for a neutral name. Maybe "The Liancourt Sea"?  :wink:
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 02:25:16 pm by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2235 on: November 07, 2016, 02:15:35 pm »
I like hearing stories of people getting unnecessarily tantrum-y.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2236 on: November 07, 2016, 02:19:47 pm »
Not really a rant, but there's a pretty good conversation going on about mac n cheese in the random ramblings thread

  >:( : Moonbrie, have you had lunch?
  :undecided: : I was about to eat these crackers [other cot] gave me
  >:( : Eat this bun
  :undecided: : What's in the bun?
  >:( : Red bean
  :undecided: : I don't really like red bean. I'll eat my crackers.
  >:( : but red bean is good for our health!
  :undecided: : I will eat black bean, yellow bean, white bean, but not red bean

That got a chuckle out of her. But then she continued badgering me to eat an especially questionable looking banana, claiming it was just "ripe" when I tried to point it out. I ate half of it and she looked like she wanted to say something about me not finishing it but held her tongue, thankfully.

You got something against red?



In all seriousness, I love red bean. We can't be friends. At the same time, I also don't like questionable-looking bananas. We can be friends.

Hahaha. I like red bean in small quantities. It's just too intense for me when it's too much, and when a bun is full of nothing but red bean, it's just too much. But it's simpler to just say that I don'e like red bean.

I like bungeoppang and those little fried rice donuts with a dot of red bean in the middle though.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2237 on: November 07, 2016, 02:28:10 pm »
Upon further investigation, one state in the USA, Virginia, decided after lobbying from the local Korean ccommunity that schools had to print both Sea of Japan/East Sea together, in textbooks.
And then over the next few months, textbooks in the American North West were mysteriously required to label that same body of water as "The Sea of Japan, a Globally Established Name".


 ***:huh: I just discovered that it's possible to hyperlink images! New doors to sarcasm have opened for me!

Yes but do you know how to embed a video into your post? Still trying to figure that out....
"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2238 on: November 07, 2016, 02:29:09 pm »
Upon further investigation, one state in the USA, Virginia, decided after lobbying from the local Korean ccommunity that schools had to print both Sea of Japan/East Sea together, in textbooks.
And then over the next few months, textbooks in the American North West were mysteriously required to label that same body of water as "The Sea of Japan, a Globally Established Name".


 ***:huh: I just discovered that it's possible to hyperlink images! New doors to sarcasm have opened for me!

Yes but do you know how to embed a video into your post? Still trying to figure that out....

Hyperlink it and take the s out of https://


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2239 on: November 07, 2016, 02:33:57 pm »
so what about Korea Strait and Korea Bay? funny how they ain't complaining about that, or trying to get those names changed to South Strait and West Bay.