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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5220 on: May 15, 2017, 12:18:00 pm »
I hate that they insist on starting sentences with "Because" here. Every goddamned book that has a lesson about "Why ... ?" will have everyone starting their answers with "Because". Drives me nuts!! I mean, I get it: "Why? Because." it's a nice little lesson plan, but it's completely redundant putting "Because" at the beginning of a sentence that's a response to "Why?". Some might argue it's completely incorrect because "because" is a conjunction that's to be used mid-sentence to separate clauses.

It's especially annoying because most kids then think that in order to use because, it MUST be at the start of the sentence. I'm sure the logic is something like: because = 왜나하면. 왜나하면 always occurs at the beginning of a sentence, therefore because should likewise always be at the beginning of a sentence.

Then again, ALL conjunctions cause a lot of trouble for students here, in their writing at least. So, and, but; I almost always find these used to begin a sentence, and even when they're used between two clauses, the comma is hardly ever properly placed, if it's there at all. I understand that it's hard to know when to use a comma, but using conjunctions as a connector of two clauses seems pretty straight forward. Perhaps it's out of some insecurity of doing it incorrectly, so they opt for the 'safe' route of dividing the thought into two sentences separated by a period, but actually making it ungrammatical in the process. Or maybe they're being ungrammatical stylistically as a way to casualize their relationship with you. Do they call you Lurch or Mr. Lurch?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5221 on: May 15, 2017, 12:54:48 pm »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5222 on: May 15, 2017, 02:52:19 pm »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.

Oh I relate so much.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5223 on: May 15, 2017, 02:57:13 pm »
I'm at an in-between place right now where I feel like I've been put under with an anesthetic but not given enough of it to completely knock me out, so it's like I'm aware of everything going on but I'm unable to react to any of it.

I stared at this white space for a solid 5 minutes thinking of who the **** knows what because I don't.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5224 on: May 15, 2017, 03:33:42 pm »
I think today I realized I'm not actually handling the culture shock well. I'm just very very good at blocking it out usually, but it creeps back when one thing after another hits me with stress. Sighhh.


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« Reply #5225 on: May 15, 2017, 03:47:36 pm »
Hi. I'm pressing chargers against a foreigner who attacked me. I wanted to know what the repurcussions would be for him in terms of staying in Korea or his visa??


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5226 on: May 15, 2017, 04:26:23 pm »
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Hi. I'm pressing chargers against a foreigner who attacked me. I wanted to know what the repurcussions would be for him in terms of staying in Korea or his visa??

Loss of job and deportation. 

http://www.korea4expats.com/article-legal-help-korea.html



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5227 on: May 16, 2017, 07:33:40 am »
i don't understand the logic behind most people here putting their chopsticks/spoons directly onto the table before/while using them yet throwing out a piece of food that falls off a dish onto the table. i mean, just decide if the table is dirty or if it isn't! if it's dirty... put a goddamn napkin under your eating utensils.

This is funny. I usually use a napkin under mine, but I think I may have to point it out the next time I see it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5228 on: May 16, 2017, 08:10:09 am »
i don't understand the logic behind most people here putting their chopsticks/spoons directly onto the table before/while using them yet throwing out a piece of food that falls off a dish onto the table. i mean, just decide if the table is dirty or if it isn't! if it's dirty... put a goddamn napkin under your eating utensils.

This is funny. I usually use a napkin under mine, but I think I may have to point it out the next time I see it.
I always put a napkin under my utensils and those eating with me, but I agree with you. I have noticed a lot who do not.

I was out eating dinner with my bf and I dropped my fork and quickly picked it up and kept using it. My bf snickered and mentioned something about Americans and the 5 second rule.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5229 on: May 16, 2017, 08:41:05 am »
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I was out eating dinner with my bf and I dropped my fork and quickly picked it up and kept using it. My bf snickered and mentioned something about Americans and the 5 second rule.
    I used to get comments like this all the time (I'm clumsy). Now, I just immediately go on and on and on about the 'hygiene hypothesis' and how overly sterile environments can lead to all sorts of auto-immune disorders such as allergies and asthma and blablabla. I'm not entirely convinced all of it is true but it does tend to prevent people from commenting the next time I inevitably drop something.  :smiley:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5230 on: May 16, 2017, 09:41:07 am »
Something that kind of annoys me is when students say how interested they are in English, and that they like it and that they want to be English teachers, but then do diddlysquat in class and just sit there, or sleep, or chatter away the whole time.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5231 on: May 16, 2017, 10:54:29 am »
Yesterday's lunch was great. Gamja tang, Vienna sausages, mushroom/beef/veggie stir fry. Today's lunch was noodles, rice and doughy soup. I guess they used up all the protein on Monday. It's carbs for the rest of the week.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5232 on: May 16, 2017, 11:11:14 am »
Something that kind of annoys me is when students say how interested they are in English, and that they like it and that they want to be English teachers, but then do diddlysquat in class and just sit there, or sleep, or chatter away the whole time.
I know. I think what they really mean is they like classes without homework and where they can get away with not studying.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5233 on: May 16, 2017, 12:00:15 pm »
Literally i have blocked all his numbers and texting, how did the 변태 get a call through??!!  >:( >:( >:( Why is he trying to bother me again!!? 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5234 on: May 16, 2017, 12:36:09 pm »
Has anyone ever taught camp at an unknown school before??

My school is having construction so all summer vacation activities have been cancelled. My coteacher called the office of education and was told that we can't just do a 4 week camp in winter vacation, I have to go to another school. On top of that, not sure about the budget and she said there's a chance I might not have a coteacher either...

Now I'm super nervous because I'm being thrown into a completely unknown situation and have to go to some school I never been to..

I wish they'd just canceled the camp and call quits due to my school's problem


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5235 on: May 16, 2017, 12:46:12 pm »
Literally i have blocked all his numbers and texting, how did the 변태 get a call through??!!  >:( >:( >:( Why is he trying to bother me again!!?

Wait - what's the lore on this? Why is some creeper calling you?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5236 on: May 16, 2017, 12:51:50 pm »
Literally i have blocked all his numbers and texting, how did the 변태 get a call through??!!  >:( >:( >:( Why is he trying to bother me again!!?

Wait - what's the lore on this? Why is some creeper calling you?

A big ole can o' worms. But briefly: Creepy guy from one of my schools who didn't understand boundaries and literally stalked me on my first weekends in Korea under pretense of "looking out for me" cause he's "such a nice person." Asshat

Married with wife and kid but tried to get me to go for coffee with him late at night on a weekend and would send me bizarre texts about how his daughter hates him. Gee wonder why


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5237 on: May 16, 2017, 12:57:16 pm »
***Public service announcement*** We are approaching page 300 on this thread, which is, I believe close to the upper limit allotted for thread lengths. Screen cap everything if you want to preserve other people's misery for posterity, 'cause it may all vanish soon just like its previous iterations!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5238 on: May 16, 2017, 01:22:25 pm »
Literally i have blocked all his numbers and texting, how did the 변태 get a call through??!!  >:( >:( >:( Why is he trying to bother me again!!?

Wait - what's the lore on this? Why is some creeper calling you?

A big ole can o' worms. But briefly: Creepy guy from one of my schools who didn't understand boundaries and literally stalked me on my first weekends in Korea under pretense of "looking out for me" cause he's "such a nice person." Asshat

Married with wife and kid but tried to get me to go for coffee with him late at night on a weekend and would send me bizarre texts about how his daughter hates him. Gee wonder why

Ew. That's next level creep.

Ahhh yeah now I remember the stories about your creeper!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5239 on: May 16, 2017, 02:57:52 pm »
- why is like half the food sold in supermarkets here rotten. They can ship anything overnight from Gmarket, but they can't store chicken or fruit for a few days?

- why do Korean companies CONSTANTLY change the flavor of their items. Almond pepero now tastes like sawdust. Dr. Pepper here now tastes like popcorn soda. Orange demi-soda now tastes like watery orange juice.

- why are Koreans afraid of sodas being too fizzy. All the sodas here are soooo flat.

- why do all bottles and some cans of Sprite here taste like plasticky grass, while other cans taste like Sprite. At least 7-Up here is always good, but it's hard to find.

- why do the always exciting and sexy Hite and Cass ads never have "Literally the Worst Beer in the World" written at the bottom.

- why do so many ads have one person staring forward, either a man or a woman. In the West these kinds of ads would have a couple eating or whatever together, or at least a group of friends.