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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8600 on: August 28, 2018, 01:46:44 pm »
 just lay me on the floor and let me die.

I backed up my external hard drive like 2 weeks ago but hadn't done it in the last week and it decided to just completely brick itself last night. I lost 3 weeks of 3rd and 4th lesson plans,  and two and a half weeks of 5th and 6th.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to buy some of that Infamous super caffeine coffee milk on my way home and just start grinding out as much as I possibly can.

Normally I wouldn't worry as much but because I've been able to handle more on my plate in terms of classes, I've become the driving force behind curriculum now and lost all of those plans as well.

Good news is it still under warranty, I'm just going to have to send it off back to the states to get fixed I think.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8601 on: August 28, 2018, 01:50:34 pm »
Korea's only somewhat original music is 'Trot', it's definitely very 'Soviet' in it's style, but it's endearing and, in a really goofy way, charming enough to be it's own offshoot.

2nded on the trot. The thing I like about it is its lack of pretentiousness. It doesn't claim or try to be anything special, but it can bring back special memories of good times.

I do love seeing the ajumma bang bus roll by at 2pm in the afternoon with a bunch of people going nuts inside on their way to a "hiking" trip.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8602 on: August 28, 2018, 02:04:40 pm »
The fact that Kendrick Lamar can come to Korea and play an Olympic Stadium should be proof enough of that.

I can't name a single Korean hip hop star, let alone them touring the world playing stadiums in other countries.

(Before your panties get in a knot, this doesn't mean I don't like them or that they suck, we're talking about global recogniton, relax.)

BTS...  They sold out Citi Stadium (which holds 44,000 people) in NY in under 15 minutes. Not to mention every other venue in less than 5 minutes.  And before people start chiming in saying "they aren't hip-hop" yea... actually, they are. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8603 on: August 28, 2018, 02:05:56 pm »
The fact that Kendrick Lamar can come to Korea and play an Olympic Stadium should be proof enough of that.

I can't name a single Korean hip hop star, let alone them touring the world playing stadiums in other countries.

(Before your panties get in a knot, this doesn't mean I don't like them or that they suck, we're talking about global recogniton, relax.)

They can pull 20k crowds at like, NBA arenas, especially BTS I'd imagine (just checked- yeah they're playing major NBA stadiums, pretty impressive). Doubtful they could pull 60k Olympic-level stadiums outside of Asia, but they're not exactly stuck playing alongside a puppet show.

As far as appropriation. For 20 years white America thought the original leaders of jazz were white people because the first major jazz album was by the Dukes of Dixieland. I think people can be a tad overly harsh given our own history of adopting music. And who cares if Koreans make rap music? No one I know who doesn't have a serious mental disorder gives a crap if people from Korea/Turkey/Slovakia/Cambodia/Peru/Norway/Nepal/etc. make rap music in their language.

Lastly, given the sheer number of Koreans I encounter at the club listening to ol 2Pac, Biggie, Run DMC, Snoop, etc. etc. stuff form the 80s-90s, I think a good chunk know where rap's roots come from.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8604 on: August 28, 2018, 02:10:55 pm »
just lay me on the floor and let me die.

I backed up my external hard drive like 2 weeks ago but hadn't done it in the last week and it decided to just completely brick itself last night. I lost 3 weeks of 3rd and 4th lesson plans,  and two and a half weeks of 5th and 6th.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to buy some of that Infamous super caffeine coffee milk on my way home and just start grinding out as much as I possibly can.

Normally I wouldn't worry as much but because I've been able to handle more on my plate in terms of classes, I've become the driving force behind curriculum now and lost all of those plans as well.

Good news is it still under warranty, I'm just going to have to send it off back to the states to get fixed I think.

I'm always worried things like that will happen.  One reason I save all my work to 3 different USB's.  Yea, I'm not kidding either.  I have a way of losing/erasing/forgetting my work.  **sigh** 

I'm really sorry!  After all that you've been through since starting work here... Super positive vibes that somehow your external will start working. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8605 on: August 28, 2018, 02:45:21 pm »
Korea's only somewhat original music is 'Trot', it's definitely very 'Soviet' in it's style, but it's endearing and, in a really goofy way, charming enough to be it's own offshoot.

2nded on the trot. The thing I like about it is its lack of pretentiousness. It doesn't claim or try to be anything special, but it can bring back special memories of good times.

I do love seeing the ajumma bang bus roll by at 2pm in the afternoon with a bunch of people going nuts inside on their way to a "hiking" trip.

Whatever does it for you.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8606 on: August 28, 2018, 04:30:30 pm »
Korea's only somewhat original music is 'Trot', it's definitely very 'Soviet' in it's style, but it's endearing and, in a really goofy way, charming enough to be it's own offshoot.

2nded on the trot. The thing I like about it is its lack of pretentiousness. It doesn't claim or try to be anything special, but it can bring back special memories of good times.

I do love seeing the ajumma bang bus roll by at 2pm in the afternoon with a bunch of people going nuts inside on their way to a "hiking" trip.

Tee hee


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8607 on: August 28, 2018, 10:36:24 pm »
Whatever does it for you.

One day your wife is going to be an ajumma. And you're going to have to keep her happy lest she take the house, the kids, the dog, and 50% of your paycheck. And if you keep her happy, when you've had your stroke and the choice is the expensive treatment that lets you fully recover rather than tossing in you in a death home where you spend the last years of your life strapped to a bed (and keep in mind you're conscious and aware to some extent while this convo with the doctor is going down).

You think this will never happen to you? That's what every sucker in this situation said.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8608 on: August 28, 2018, 11:48:53 pm »
Whatever does it for you.

One day your wife is going to be an ajumma. And you're going to have to keep her happy lest she take the house, the kids, the dog, and 50% of your paycheck. And if you keep her happy, when you've had your stroke and the choice is the expensive treatment that lets you fully recover rather than tossing in you in a death home where you spend the last years of your life strapped to a bed (and keep in mind you're conscious and aware to some extent while this convo with the doctor is going down).

You think this will never happen to you? That's what every sucker in this situation said.

She can take the dog that we don't have.

"Strapped to a bed"? Your mind is drifting back to the adjumma bang bus.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8609 on: August 30, 2018, 01:48:22 pm »
there are artists here who have been getting some attention from some big American hip-hop names.

Is that attention in the form of payment to do a cameo or genuine fandom?

Pretty much what others have said already, but both. A lot of American hip hop artists are also producers and businessmen who look for fresh sounds and/or talent, and they don't limit their scope to just America. They take the ones who they feel might have some market value, and test them out. Cameos, collaborations, etc. Sometimes it's for business, sometimes it's for genuine fandom and fun, but money is always the bottom line.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 01:58:08 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8610 on: August 30, 2018, 03:34:28 pm »
anyone else get one of those govt alerts last night at 12.24am on their phone? yeah, cheers. no way to disable it or turn off the sound. a really nice way to be woken up.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8611 on: August 30, 2018, 03:35:09 pm »
K-pop companies want big name rappers to collab to boost the k-popper's street cred and help them become successful in America. But Americans at the top of their game would be most likely be hurt more than helped by this ... so the only people they can get to agree and/or afford are older performers past their prime. Psy got Snoop. Jessica got Fabolous. BTS got Nicki Minaj (who had to cancel a tour due to poor ticket sales). K-pop's not considered cool in America. If it was they'd be grabbing people on their way up rather than their way down.

I'd bet against Drake, Cardi B, Future, or Post Malone doing a K-pop collab any time soon. Maybe ten years from now?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8612 on: August 30, 2018, 03:37:39 pm »
anyone else get one of those govt alerts last night at 12.24am on their phone? yeah, cheers. no way to disable it or turn off the sound. a really nice way to be woken up.

I turned mine off on Tuesday night after 3 in about an hour.

You can turn it off - it is a separate seeing from the 3 other "silence" options in iOS.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2018, 03:42:27 pm by JNM »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8613 on: August 30, 2018, 03:46:47 pm »
My phone doesn't even give me the option to translate, or to copy the messages so I can translate them.
So, my emergency messages are meaningless to me, as I'll never understand them lol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8614 on: August 30, 2018, 03:52:21 pm »
My phone doesn't even give me the option to translate, or to copy the messages so I can translate them.
So, my emergency messages are meaningless to me, as I'll never understand them lol.

Screen shot -> Google translate -> camera icon -> folder icon -> choose photo -> select text -> say "well no sh!t, Sherlock, it is hot/cold/raining!"


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8615 on: August 30, 2018, 04:05:16 pm »
You can also choose to forward the message, then copy+paste the draft.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8616 on: August 31, 2018, 10:27:38 am »
Kakao taxi app.

Write address of place you want to go in Korean. Auto changes it to the language of your phone (English). Not a problem Avec stop complaining all the time. Wrong. It is a problem because it sends the address out to all the taxis in English and they won't accept the call/fare because they either can't read it or don't want to fanny on calling you up because it's obvious you aren't Korean.

Anyone here work for Kakao taxi app design team? I'd like to sweet chin music you.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8617 on: August 31, 2018, 11:50:20 am »
********* yes, if you don't know what you need to know to complete the assignment, you need to research it, not sit around at your tables either staring at each other or ****** around with your neighbors instead.

****** omg, yes, I don't expect you to pull information from out of thin air, you may use whatever's in the classroom to get the job done. Use the ****** internet, it's not that hard.

OMFG ****** HELL USE THE ****** COMPUTER IT'S RIGHT THERE ISN'T IT

I JUST ****** TOLD YOU YOU CAN USE THE COMPUTER GAWDDAMN

WTF YOU MEAN YOU'RE WAITING TO USE THE COMPUTER, WE HANDED OUT YOUR PHONES THEY HAVE THE INTERNET TOO WTF ARE YOU GUYS DOING

YYYYYYYYESSSSS YOU CAN USE THE ****** COMPUTER GO USE THE COMPUTER LIKE YOU JUST SAW 500 OTHER STUDENTS JUST DO GO USE IT IT HAS THE THE INTERNET USE IT PLEAAAAAASE

I managed to keep a straight face today, but it was really, really ****** hard.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8618 on: August 31, 2018, 12:01:36 pm »
********* yes, if you don't know what you need to know to complete the assignment, you need to research it, not sit around at your tables either staring at each other or ****** around with your neighbors instead.

****** omg, yes, I don't expect you to pull information from out of thin air, you may use whatever's in the classroom to get the job done. Use the ****** internet, it's not that hard.

OMFG ****** HELL USE THE ****** COMPUTER IT'S RIGHT THERE ISN'T IT

I JUST ****** TOLD YOU YOU CAN USE THE COMPUTER GAWDDAMN

WTF YOU MEAN YOU'RE WAITING TO USE THE COMPUTER, WE HANDED OUT YOUR PHONES THEY HAVE THE INTERNET TOO WTF ARE YOU GUYS DOING

YYYYYYYYESSSSS YOU CAN USE THE ****** COMPUTER GO USE THE COMPUTER LIKE YOU JUST SAW 500 OTHER STUDENTS JUST DO GO USE IT IT HAS THE THE INTERNET USE IT PLEAAAAAASE

I managed to keep a straight face today, but it was really, really ****** hard.

They trust your kids with computers and phones? Wild... Mine would've had a field day with those
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8619 on: August 31, 2018, 12:28:40 pm »
They trust your kids with computers and phones? Wild... Mine would've had a field day with those

To a degree. My school takes phones away from the students at the start of the day but teachers have the authority to hand them back to the students (temporarily) if it's for help with an assignment. Same thing with the computers -- students may use them as long as teachers are supervising them.

What I like to do is to only allow one or two students in each group to have a phone. It cuts down on a lot of the possible nonsense.

But a lot of these kids still need to be told exactly what they should be doing every step of the way so that sometimes you wonder why you even bother. xD I'm beginning to wonder if these kids are being told that they have be especially careful in my classes or something.