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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5800 on: July 04, 2017, 08:50:27 am »
she keeps asking about you because you're being aloof and distant, and not talking to her is getting the little hamster wheel turning. "why doesn't CO2 want to talk to me, doesn't he like me anymore? does he think i'm a bad person?" and blah blah.

she wants to talk to you to get validation that you still like her. she wants to talk to you for HER, not for you.


Yeah, I've mulled this over, too. I'll give you points for this one.

Who doesn't want to be liked? hahaha God knows I'm guilty of being an attention whore.  :laugh:

I was thinking about this hiking yesterday and I definitely I think it is about the attention.  She is still young and getting all this attention and enjoying it, hence going on the dating sites when she already has a boyfriend.  If I had a girlfriend who I found out was still 'single' and 'online', I would not be best pleased.   Even if her being told online that she is 'super cute' is kind of pointless, because you have no idea who's on the other end.  All your friends think she's cute.  As you do.  That's ain't going to last forever.  She doesn't sound mature enough to understand that all of this floating around is doing no one any favours, except for her confidence, and it is especially affecting you. 

I understand from your POV that you have these romantic ideas about how things could work out like in the films, but it's been four years, after she ditched you at the airport.  Anything conversations with her after that, would probably have been conducted like John Goodman's reaction to Jesus in the Big Lebowski.



Sorry if this thread died, but you're a good lad CO.

Holy shit, that's basically the look I gave her on Sat! hahahaa

Wow, I'm impressed I'm being thought about whilst people are hiking, I'm flattered. Thanks!

ASIDE: Hey, noobs, I have to say this every 6 months, learn how to format your posts. Don't put your reply IN THE QUOTE section of another user. I ain't reading a giant quote and trying to find your reply in there.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5801 on: July 04, 2017, 08:57:57 am »
People rave about Skyscanner, but Ive never had any luck with it. Ill find a flight for a reasonable amount, click to go to that website, and it will say something like In the 5 seconds since you clicked on that link that flight is no longer available. But here are some other flights for $500 more, sucker.
For the most part, all the big flight aggregators are similar. I like how Hipmunk lays out out. Skyscanner is kind of disappointing to me. Actually, I use Expedia a lot, too. And when I'm travelling domestically in SE Asian countries, I just use the local LCC websites, which is by far the cheapest option.

I just use expedia or google flights and then check around on the individual airline websites. I tried using something like Skyscanner before but it would show prices before factoring tax and fuel surcharges and whatever else, which was not to my liking.

Skyscanner is rubbish.  This summer, I was wanting to go to Berlin, and then fly back from Manchester to Incheon.  I did add in a Munich to Manchester leg in between.  Business.  It just kept on coming up with Etihad who really aren't worth touching at the moment.  But like you, I clicked to go to their site and what has loaded there is nothing like what I was searching for.  Either it was a Etihad problem or skyscanner.  They also came up with a lot of 'Travelup' prices which were at least 3 million less than booking with the airline.  Not sure how they can do that and it just wasn't worth the risk.  I tried Momondo but that was equally as bad.  It was just easier and safer to go to with the airline's site.

I do the same.

I check with Expedia, and then book on the airline's site.  Prices are not often much different, but customer service is much better if there is an issue.

모드투어 sometimes has some unbeatable deals. The site is all in Korean, but is definitely worth a look if you can navigate it, or have someone to help you. I have on a few different occasions, beat every other sites' deals by at least a few hundred.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5802 on: July 04, 2017, 12:53:20 pm »
Why do camps have to have damn themes? It's summer, it's hot, the kids would rather be elsewhere (for the most part). Can't it just be fun shit with some English sprinkled in?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5803 on: July 04, 2017, 01:04:07 pm »
Why do camps have to have damn themes? It's summer, it's hot, the kids would rather be elsewhere (for the most part). Can't it just be fun shit with some English sprinkled in?

This is my last camp and it's definitely going to be fun shit with a drizzle of English.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5804 on: July 04, 2017, 01:05:32 pm »
Why do camps have to have damn themes? It's summer, it's hot, the kids would rather be elsewhere (for the most part). Can't it just be fun shit with some English sprinkled in?


Why not? We do that and it works well. Like, one day is cooking, one is sort of sports, one is usually a movie day. Kids love it!



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5805 on: July 04, 2017, 01:07:55 pm »
Why do camps have to have damn themes? It's summer, it's hot, the kids would rather be elsewhere (for the most part). Can't it just be fun shit with some English sprinkled in?
Call the camp "Let's Talk!"

You can cover anything you want.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5806 on: July 04, 2017, 01:15:00 pm »
When you exit the parking garage at Kim's Club in Gunpo, there is a one-way sign pointing right... and all three lanes of traffic headed left!





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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5807 on: July 04, 2017, 01:19:13 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5808 on: July 04, 2017, 01:22:20 pm »
When you exit the parking garage at Kim's Club in Gunpo, there is a one-way sign pointing right... and all three lanes of traffic headed left!

The Kim's Club under Sanbon? Shit, I walk through there every day. I'll keep an eye out for it. I live 1 minute from there.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5809 on: July 04, 2017, 01:44:34 pm »
Why do camps have to have damn themes? It's summer, it's hot, the kids would rather be elsewhere (for the most part). Can't it just be fun shit with some English sprinkled in?

This is my last camp and it's definitely going to be fun shit with a drizzle of English.


At my school it's always "English immersion" camp because I give all the instructions for the games and fun activities in English  :angel:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5810 on: July 04, 2017, 01:46:36 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

That was Pecan, I think. I agree though. Also, my chair is broken, so every few minutes it just goes down and puts me close to the floor. I have to stand up, and hit the lever for it to go back up, then it does it again. I really want to get a new chair...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5811 on: July 04, 2017, 01:50:42 pm »
I know this is coming from the pain and it's a random complaint but oh how I despise dentists right now. I can't figure out if my dentist is just incompetent or if there's a deep one-sided fatal attraction thing going on because I keep getting told, "Uh-oh, looks like we found another hole..." and having to go back for and more "necessary" work.

Why? Why do humans have teeth? We could just have them all pulled out and drink slushy food for the rest of our happy pain-free days!


I've given up on English camps. Everything is just translated. EVERYTHING!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5812 on: July 04, 2017, 01:52:44 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5813 on: July 04, 2017, 01:59:47 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


I feel like I struggle with this every few years.  I'm gonna try to do one more year here to save up and then bounce back home and do who knows what. 

BTW, so glad you are taking your pets with you instead of abandoning them!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5814 on: July 04, 2017, 02:21:08 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


Ahh so you have six months, thinking of renewing? I'm due to sign my contract on Friday and it's scary.

I see people go on about they're going to do XYZ when they get back or go into ABC job and I feel like I'm just starting out and don't know what road to go down.

I've always had jobs but I don't have much experience in "grown up jobs".

My degree subject is okay but my result was underwhelming. I don't really have the money to go back to uni and I don't really know what I would do if i did.

I understand people my age don't really have it all figured out yet...but the difference between me and my friends back home is they are figuring it out, and gaining that experience, but I'm here with no idea what to do.


FFFMMMMLLLLLLLLL


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5815 on: July 04, 2017, 02:24:38 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


Ahh so you have six months, thinking of renewing? I'm due to sign my contract on Friday and it's scary.

I see people go on about they're going to do XYZ when they get back or go into ABC job and I feel like I'm just starting out and don't know what road to go down.

I've always had jobs but I don't have much experience in "grown up jobs".

My degree subject is okay but my result was underwhelming. I don't really have the money to go back to uni and I don't really know what I would do if i did.

I understand people my age don't really have it all figured out yet...but the difference between me and my friends back home is they are figuring it out, and gaining that experience, but I'm here with no idea what to do.


FFFMMMMLLLLLLLLL

Well I am 40, and I still have no idea. So don't put too much pressure on yourself. But yeah , you have to sign right now so.. I don't even have any real advice for you other than maybe stay another year for the money....
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5816 on: July 04, 2017, 02:25:58 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


I feel like I struggle with this every few years.  I'm gonna try to do one more year here to save up and then bounce back home and do who knows what. 

BTW, so glad you are taking your pets with you instead of abandoning them!

Brought them here from back home when I moved actually. So I am not going anywhere without them.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5817 on: July 04, 2017, 02:38:38 pm »
I definitely sympathize with the "wtf should I do with myself" crowd. Every year I go through the same old should I stay or should I go nonsense, and... well, this is my sixth year here  :laugh:. Sometimes I'll go months feeling like there's no possible way I could tolerate it here for another year, but then once my contract start to draw to an end, I inevitably start thinking "Well what else are you going to do with yourself?"

My degree is pretty useless, and I have neither the financial means nor the motivation to go back to school at 36. I'm not qualified to teach back home, so if I leave Korea, it'd just be to go teach in another country that doesn't require a degree in English or education to teach English. I'm always going back and forth in my head about moving to Japan to teach, but then I always convince myself that I'll just have many of the same difficulties there that I have here, and opt for thee Devil I know, as it were.

I don't know. I wish I didn't have to stop drinking.  :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5818 on: July 04, 2017, 02:40:29 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


Ahh so you have six months, thinking of renewing? I'm due to sign my contract on Friday and it's scary.

I see people go on about they're going to do XYZ when they get back or go into ABC job and I feel like I'm just starting out and don't know what road to go down.

I've always had jobs but I don't have much experience in "grown up jobs".

My degree subject is okay but my result was underwhelming. I don't really have the money to go back to uni and I don't really know what I would do if i did.

I understand people my age don't really have it all figured out yet...but the difference between me and my friends back home is they are figuring it out, and gaining that experience, but I'm here with no idea what to do.


FFFMMMMLLLLLLLLL

Well I am 40, and I still have no idea. So don't put too much pressure on yourself. But yeah , you have to sign right now so.. I don't even have any real advice for you other than maybe stay another year for the money....

I've never been able to answer the what do you want to be when you grow up? question before, and still didn't have much of an idea until fairly recently, but I've just signed up for some online nursing prerequisite courses (www.portagelearning .com) with the hope of getting into an accelerated BSN program back 'home' (or possibly here...SNU?), gaining some experience as a registered nurse, and then perhaps going on to becoming a nurse practitioner if all goes well. I would bet a lot of the good teachers here in Korea who know they don't want to do this for any longer than they have to are probably empathic people and might excel in the nursing field. And nurses are in short supply these days.  Especially male ones.

Good luck~~


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5819 on: July 04, 2017, 04:46:14 pm »
So grumpy today. It's Tuesday (my least fav)  Also I saw someone said something on some thread about desks/chairs being too short here and that is so true. My knees/hips are killing me!  :evil: finally, wtf should I do with my life? I really have no idea.

 :cry: :cry: :cry: me too. Half way through this years contract and realising that after vacation I seriously need to start figuring out if I am going back home or not as I will need to prep my pets for export. What will I do if I go home though? I could teach, but we earn next to nothing back home...... I feel you;  WTF should I do with my life indeed


Ahh so you have six months, thinking of renewing? I'm due to sign my contract on Friday and it's scary.

I see people go on about they're going to do XYZ when they get back or go into ABC job and I feel like I'm just starting out and don't know what road to go down.

I've always had jobs but I don't have much experience in "grown up jobs".

My degree subject is okay but my result was underwhelming. I don't really have the money to go back to uni and I don't really know what I would do if i did.

I understand people my age don't really have it all figured out yet...but the difference between me and my friends back home is they are figuring it out, and gaining that experience, but I'm here with no idea what to do.


FFFMMMMLLLLLLLLL

Well I am 40, and I still have no idea. So don't put too much pressure on yourself. But yeah , you have to sign right now so.. I don't even have any real advice for you other than maybe stay another year for the money....
As another soon to be 40 year old, I have no idea either but life has been pretty awesome trying to figure it out though (as a very quick summary, I think I've lived in 7 countries doing various things trying to figure it out).  I think the key is finding what makes you happy and putting yourself in a position to do that.  I don't mind teaching, but I really like living abroad and found that teaching allows for a great deal of movement.  As for the grown up stuff everyone else seems to be doing, you still pay bills right, make daily commutes, worry about this and that?  Congratulations, you're doing what they're doing only you probably don't have the added worry of car and house payments and the insurance that goes with them, at least that's the way I look at it.