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  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7350

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7040 on: November 02, 2017, 12:22:14 pm »
What is it with some women in the country sounding like a slightly higher pitched Vincent Price?

You can hear it sometimes with 앵~~~?

It's like a high pitched nasally whine.


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1072

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7041 on: November 02, 2017, 12:37:41 pm »

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I'd like to make a polite request that you stop this now.  It's gone on long enough I think.

Agreed. Very spammy too.
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  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4897

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7042 on: November 02, 2017, 01:41:19 pm »

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I'd like to make a polite request that you stop this now.  It's gone on long enough I think.

Disagree.

It lets me know I should read it in the voice I made up for #theBasedOne; kind of like actor David Carradine’s.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7043 on: November 02, 2017, 02:44:41 pm »
Saw three people on my facebook feed use the term 'adulting'.

F millennials are stupid. And to think our grandparents were storming Okinawa. Get over yourselves people.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7044 on: November 02, 2017, 03:19:45 pm »

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I'd like to make a polite request that you stop this now.  It's gone on long enough I think.

Disagree.

It lets me know I should read it in the voice I made up for #theBasedOne; kind of like actor David Carradine’s.

i always read #thebasedone like it's bill from bill and ted's excellent adventure.  i don't know why....
:blank:


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4897

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7045 on: November 02, 2017, 03:38:05 pm »

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I'd like to make a polite request that you stop this now.  It's gone on long enough I think.

Disagree.

It lets me know I should read it in the voice I made up for #theBasedOne; kind of like actor David Carradine’s.

i always read #thebasedone like it's bill from bill and ted's excellent adventure.  i don't know why....
:blank:

That works too!


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7046 on: November 07, 2017, 01:05:42 pm »
This site feels so wide now.  Whinge whinge.

The happy yellow square in the tab is a bit off putting.  Whinge whinge. 

 :laugh:

I hope I don't overthink (as is usual) and make a muck of things.  Should just have a good time and enjoy the present~


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7047 on: November 07, 2017, 02:18:12 pm »
Sometimes it feels like I'm playing some kind of obscure Japanese RPG when I'm trying to get information out of my CTs here.

I'll ask an innocent question but if I'm not asking the "right" person (one out of a possible four), they'll kind of do this weird avoid-the-question-clam-up thing and I'm left scratching my head.  Even if they know the answer they won't tell me!  Or it'll be like drawing blood from a stone after they've told me "you should ask XXX (handler/official CT)".

They really are terrified that they'll be doing someone else's job if they answer a simple question!  Or, heaven forbid, they don't want my "handler" (god I hate that term) to get out of answering a query I have.

I know Korean people are absolutely helpful and lovely people, but I've just never gotten used to the rigid, "not my job" outlook of teachers here.  Or maybe just in my school haha!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7048 on: November 07, 2017, 02:26:29 pm »
Why can't my students understand the concept of raising their hands to answer/speak?

I swear to god, I have to remind them to do it every 5 minutes. Even the classes I've been teaching in the same manner for over a year struggle to remember.

Are their school classes just total free for alls where everyone screams and shouts the answers during the entire class? Or are they just so rarely allowed to speak that they can't contain themselves?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7049 on: November 08, 2017, 07:53:26 am »
My neighbours are a real piece of work.

He's a geriatric ajushi, with an attitude and she's a lying little scorpion.
They regularly cook the most God awful foods and keep their windows closed so there's a constant decaying carcass smell permeating in the hallway. Before I moved in, I heard that on 3 occasions he fell asleep while cooking and started a fire. Apparently the landlord has been unsuccessful in evicting this fossil as he stubbornly refuses to move or change his ways.   

This morning, at 5AM, for the 3rd time in as many weeks, I was woken by the banging of what sounded like a hammer or mallet (probably for cooking). Absolutely livid, I banged on his door (a bit shocked that I could bang with enough force to cause the hallway to tremor ever so slightly) and told him to stop.
So, what does a badass ajushi do when a potentially dangerous person is banging the shit out is door? He sends his little 4ft 70yr old wife to investigate.
Without skipping a beat, she straight up lies and says she can't hear anything.

The landlord, who lives above, heard the ruckus and came down. He told her to to tell her chickensh*t husband to stop and she repeated that they weren't banging anything. I'm absolutely certain it's them as our bedroom is right next to their living room and I can distinctly hear it coming from their place.

Hopefully the next bang is this old sod knocking on the gates of St Peters.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7050 on: November 08, 2017, 08:35:56 am »
CoT: What days do you want for vacation?
Me: Not 100% sure yet.
CoT: Well we need to put them in by the end of the day. Sorry I didn't tell you before.

Guess I will just randomly pick and then work around that.  :cry:


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7051 on: November 08, 2017, 08:39:55 am »
CoT: What days do you want for vacation?
Me: Not 100% sure yet.
CoT: Well we need to put them in by the end of the day. Sorry I didn't tell you before.

Guess I will just randomly pick and then work around that.  :cry:

And I have the complete opposite. No camp dates finalised and no one can tell me when I can take vacation..... and I need to pay for air tickets now otherwise it is just going to be too expensive to go home.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7350

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7052 on: November 08, 2017, 08:48:31 am »
CoT: What days do you want for vacation?
Me: Not 100% sure yet.
CoT: Well we need to put them in by the end of the day. Sorry I didn't tell you before.

Guess I will just randomly pick and then work around that.  :cry:

And I have the complete opposite. No camp dates finalised and no one can tell me when I can take vacation..... and I need to pay for air tickets now otherwise it is just going to be too expensive to go home.

Yeah, this is awlays my problem. I wanna book a flight to Bali, yo! NOW, finalise those goddamn dates.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7053 on: November 08, 2017, 09:23:07 am »
I take it you guys don't work at public schools.

If you did, the yearly calendar would have been mapped out long ago.

I had one school a few years ago that made crazy changes to the school calendar, but that was unusual.

I feel your pain, as the cost between booking now or later is no small sum.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7054 on: November 08, 2017, 10:03:04 am »
I take it you guys don't work at public schools.

If you did, the yearly calendar would have been mapped out long ago.

I had one school a few years ago that made crazy changes to the school calendar, but that was unusual.

I feel your pain, as the cost between booking now or later is no small sum.

Come on Pecan, you know that camps are never written into the yearly calendar.  The calendar just shows a month/five weeks off for January; nothing more than that.



  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7055 on: November 08, 2017, 10:08:28 am »
That used to be the case, no doubt.

Our calendars that were printed last March show the dates for everything, including the camps.

Due to the 1/1 holiday falling on a Monday, camps can't start until Tuesday, which means they end on Monday, which is  a loss of the bookends of Saturday/Sunday...


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  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7056 on: November 08, 2017, 10:10:59 am »
I take it you guys don't work at public schools.

If you did, the yearly calendar would have been mapped out long ago.

I had one school a few years ago that made crazy changes to the school calendar, but that was unusual.

I feel your pain, as the cost between booking now or later is no small sum.

Public school here, with my school calendar for all three schools, and no, none of the camp times are set, never in all my years here have my camp dates been pre-set for the year.  I also have to wait for all three schools to argue/lay claim to/demand my time for the camps they want when they want them so that causes a delay.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7057 on: November 08, 2017, 10:17:09 am »
most of pecan's posts seem to revolve around the idea that "well, it hasn't happened to me, so therefore it can't have happened to anyone else, either"


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 603

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7058 on: November 08, 2017, 10:55:56 am »
I take it you guys don't work at public schools.

If you did, the yearly calendar would have been mapped out long ago.

I had one school a few years ago that made crazy changes to the school calendar, but that was unusual.

I feel your pain, as the cost between booking now or later is no small sum.
I'm still waiting for my camp dates, too.  My school likes to keep me in suspense.  Everything is always so last-minute. 
Public school here, with my school calendar for all three schools, and no, none of the camp times are set, never in all my years here have my camp dates been pre-set for the year.  I also have to wait for all three schools to argue/lay claim to/demand my time for the camps they want when they want them so that causes a delay.


  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

    • 862

    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7059 on: November 08, 2017, 11:22:55 am »
I take it you guys don't work at public schools.

If you did, the yearly calendar would have been mapped out long ago.

I had one school a few years ago that made crazy changes to the school calendar, but that was unusual.

I feel your pain, as the cost between booking now or later is no small sum.

Come on Pecan, you know that camps are never written into the yearly calendar.  The calendar just shows a month/five weeks off for January; nothing more than that.

I think your school is the exception not the rule Pecan. This is one of the top complaints people have about camps.

I've worked at 7 schools now and none of them plan the exact camp dates at the start of the year. They usually wait until they have to, usually around a month or so.