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  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2778

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4260 on: March 24, 2017, 09:32:57 am »
Be forewarned, that Japanese cheesecake is more like a light cake with cheesecake flavor, nothing like the creamy cheesecake one might be more accustomed to. 

I enjoy both but I've heard a lot of people are disappointed due to their expectations of a more western style cheesecake. 


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4261 on: March 24, 2017, 09:35:42 am »
Be forewarned, that Japanese cheesecake is more like a light cake with cheesecake flavor, nothing like the creamy cheesecake one might be more accustomed to. 

I enjoy both but I've heard a lot of people are disappointed due to their expectations of a more western style cheesecake.
Good to know. I've wanted to try it ever since I saw that video of the famous Japanese cheesecake place in Osaka where the guy makes the super light wiggly cakes.


  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

    • 862

    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4262 on: March 24, 2017, 09:40:40 am »
Be forewarned, that Japanese cheesecake is more like a light cake with cheesecake flavor, nothing like the creamy cheesecake one might be more accustomed to. 

I enjoy both but I've heard a lot of people are disappointed due to their expectations of a more western style cheesecake.
Good to know. I've wanted to try it ever since I saw that video of the famous Japanese cheesecake place in Osaka where the guy makes the super light wiggly cakes.

Me too, I saw a tasty japan video about how to make it too....it looks sooooo jiggly.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2778

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4263 on: March 24, 2017, 09:41:05 am »
Yes!! The Jiggle cakes!!!


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4264 on: March 24, 2017, 09:43:56 am »
Be forewarned, that Japanese cheesecake is more like a light cake with cheesecake flavor, nothing like the creamy cheesecake one might be more accustomed to. 

I enjoy both but I've heard a lot of people are disappointed due to their expectations of a more western style cheesecake.
Good to know. I've wanted to try it ever since I saw that video of the famous Japanese cheesecake place in Osaka where the guy makes the super light wiggly cakes.

Me too, I saw a tasty japan video about how to make it too....it looks sooooo jiggly.
I don't know why jiggle is so appealing, but darn it all, it really is.


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4265 on: March 24, 2017, 09:47:41 am »
For the first time all winter, all the windows and doors were actually shut, making it not so cold in the hallways. Only problem: they are painting. WHY shut everything now only to keep the fumes in?? I swear, it just makes no sense.  So now, all the students are walking through the halls of the main building with their sleeves up over their mouths and noses.


  • kriztee
  • Expert Waygook

    • 764

    • December 18, 2015, 01:33:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4266 on: March 24, 2017, 12:04:34 pm »
Lesson 2 of the Daekyo book is the most garbage chapter I've ever had to teach. Not looking forward to the next few weeks...


  • Lurch
  • Expert Waygook

    • 727

    • September 05, 2011, 08:31:17 am
    • Chungju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4267 on: March 24, 2017, 12:15:03 pm »
Lesson 2 of the Daekyo book is the most garbage chapter I've ever had to teach. Not looking forward to the next few weeks...

"What's this?", "This is my mother.", "What's your favorite subject?" or "How do you say "Hello" in Korean?"?

I'm betting on the latter. The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

My own rant for today: This morning driving to work, somebody whose time is obviously much more important than mine passed me on the inside while I was making a left turn at a T on a country road with only two lanes Nascar style. Yeehaw!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4268 on: March 24, 2017, 12:44:58 pm »
Lesson 2 of the Daekyo book is the most garbage chapter I've ever had to teach. Not looking forward to the next few weeks...

"What's this?", "This is my mother.", "What's your favorite subject?" or "How do you say "Hello" in Korean?"?

I'm betting on the latter. The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

My own rant for today: This morning driving to work, somebody whose time is obviously much more important than mine passed me on the inside while I was making a left turn at a T on a country road with only two lanes Nascar style. Yeehaw!

Pfffft, I'll bet you don't even know Hangwa.

Do you even Hanbok, bro?


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7681

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4269 on: March 24, 2017, 01:12:43 pm »
The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

It's a national law English teaching textbooks used in the public schools must be produced in Korea. (To give jobs to Koreans? Or the fear kids may become too Westernized?)


  • kriztee
  • Expert Waygook

    • 764

    • December 18, 2015, 01:33:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4270 on: March 24, 2017, 02:00:30 pm »
The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

It's a national law English teaching textbooks used in the public schools must be produced in Korea. (To give jobs to Koreans? Or the fear kids may become too Westernized?)

Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but there's a chapter later on where every vocab word is Korean. It's called "Do You Know About Hanbok" and it's just Korean words romanized and my students last year just cringed at the spelling and called the words ugly.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4271 on: March 24, 2017, 02:06:20 pm »
The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

It's a national law English teaching textbooks used in the public schools must be produced in Korea. (To give jobs to Koreans? Or the fear kids may become too Westernized?)

Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but there's a chapter later on where every vocab word is Korean. It's called "Do You Know About Hanbok" and it's just Korean words romanized and my students last year just cringed at the spelling and called the words ugly.

That said, I think having the students know how to romanise hangeul is important. That should probably be reserved for a stand alone lesson though.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7681

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4272 on: March 24, 2017, 02:08:42 pm »
Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but[...]

You think teachers should be forced to choose from only a limited number of government approved textbooks made from within Korea?

Banning Western books limits competition which in turn limits the potential quality of the final product in my opinion.


  • kriztee
  • Expert Waygook

    • 764

    • December 18, 2015, 01:33:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4273 on: March 24, 2017, 02:40:46 pm »
Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but[...]

You think teachers should be forced to choose from only a limited number of government approved textbooks made from within Korea?

Banning Western books limits competition which in turn limits the potential quality of the final product in my opinion.

I'm saying that my issue with the book in this current situation is not about how it's made in Korea. My initial issue with the book today, which prompted the discussion, is how the second lesson is a garbage lesson. Whether the garbage lesson stems from the book being made in Korea and not giving Western companies the change to write a better book or not is a completely different issue of which you may take up with others. However I will ask you to not isolate part of my comment to make it appear as if I support the choice to limit books to being made solely within Korea when it is entirely irrelevant from my initial statement.

Side note: Damn that sounds like a Pecan comment on my part.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7681

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4274 on: March 24, 2017, 03:00:55 pm »
It's not irrelevant, though.

Why are the text books so Korea centric?

It's due to the books being made in Korea...and possibly not being able to be approved unless they sufficiently big up 대한민국.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7681

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4275 on: March 24, 2017, 03:17:55 pm »
Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but there's a chapter later on where every vocab word is Korean. It's called "Do You Know About Hanbok" and it's just Korean words romanized

In the future, the students will use English as a vehicle to tell tourists about the cool things in Korea. 'Do you know Dokdo?', etc. Maybe that's the aim anyways.


  • kriztee
  • Expert Waygook

    • 764

    • December 18, 2015, 01:33:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4276 on: March 24, 2017, 03:21:27 pm »
It's not irrelevant, though.

Why are the text books so Korea centric?

It's due to the books being made in Korea...and possibly not being able to be approved unless they sufficiently big up 대한민국.

It's irrelevant to how I said I hate the chapter... You're quoting me when I'm not the one who originally mentioned the whole chapter on Korean words. My whole point was how a totally different chapter is garbage. Then I went on to say that my kids also hated that other chapter were all the words were Korean words because of the romanization. I didn't like that chapter because the kids aren't learning any new words. The sentence for that chapter was fine, but like just pick 1 or 2 words that aren't Korean for keywords. On the plus side my students realized why foreigners pronounce things weird if they're reading a romanized version of a Korean word.

It's better than the dreadful French books we had growing up with the horrible French pineapple that was like the spokesperson. The kids can relate to the Korean bits. No one in Canada related to that damn pineapple :P


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4277 on: March 24, 2017, 04:32:57 pm »
The whole grade six Daekyo book is garbage. Whose bright idea was it to make a chapter where half the vocabulary are Korean words?

It's a national law English teaching textbooks used in the public schools must be produced in Korea. (To give jobs to Koreans? Or the fear kids may become too Westernized?)

Yeah there's nothing wrong with the book being made in Korea but there's a chapter later on where every vocab word is Korean. It's called "Do You Know About Hanbok" and it's just Korean words romanized and my students last year just cringed at the spelling and called the words ugly.

That said, I think having the students know how to romanise hangeul is important.

Yes it is. Especially since nearly everything they study in their text books in about Korea. The irony is most Korean teachers don't think it's necessary to romanize Hangeul and the kids, when they are asked to write anything, are nearly always writing about something with a Korean context. Hence theit texts are half full of Hangeul, which the teachers ignore.  If they studied the language through the culture a bit more, they'd only have to learn personal details like their name and birth place etc..


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4278 on: March 24, 2017, 08:03:01 pm »
Lesson 2 of the Daekyo book is the most garbage chapter I've ever had to teach. Not looking forward to the next few weeks...
i've never actually seen an esl book (for elementary students, at least) published in korea that has been actually "good"

i'm hoping somebody will tell me they know of one


  • moonbrie
  • Expert Waygook

    • 656

    • March 31, 2016, 10:32:14 am
    • Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4279 on: March 26, 2017, 12:22:24 pm »
I need to get my supervisor's signature on a document basically saying I didn't abuse any kids while I was working at this school so I can start my new job as a substitute

I knew it would be impossible to get it signed by her once I left the country so I had her sign it before but it turns out the school district is uptight about receiving the signed document directly from the person who signed it so they sent it out to her to sign and send back

I'm 90% sure it'll never come back from her and it doesn't fully prevent me from getting the job (she has 20 days to return it signed and I was told by the district they had "other methods" to confirm my status as a non-child-molester) but it does slow the process down and it's all just very annoying.

I've also tried to contact two of my coteachers about this paperwork and getting the principal's email address because I forgot to exchange email addresses with her before I left but neither of them are responding/being helpful.

I knew this would happen as soon as I left. So predictably Korean and so obnoxious.