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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9320 on: December 17, 2018, 12:48:59 pm »
Has anyone else been getting that George Clooney Nescafe ad on YouTube? It comes up almost every time. It's the one where he is a knight and slays the dreaded dragon. Man that ad is so bad and cheesy that it's almost good. If cheesy and memorable was their purpose then they really achieved it. I really should get the no ads version of YouTube.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9321 on: December 17, 2018, 12:52:01 pm »
Has anyone else been getting that George Clooney Nescafe ad on YouTube? It comes up almost every time. It's the one where he is a knight and slays the dreaded dragon. Man that ad is so bad and cheesy that it's almost good. If cheesy and memorable was their purpose then they really achieved it. I really should get the no ads version of YouTube.

I always get the ad of some Korean man and his baby. D:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9322 on: December 17, 2018, 01:03:13 pm »
Last night, one of my Japanese friends had messaged me, to let me know she recently got married, as well as catching up, as we hadn't really spoken too much in the last couple years. She moved to the Philippines, and me to Korea; She also has 2 kids and stuff.
I randomly start getting these messages from her saying I should block her.
It got weird, and then she said, someone had used her FB on her phone and erased our chat history (I assumed her new husband, but didn't say anything), but mentioned, I just got messages saying I should block her.
Now, her husband has tried to contact me via facebook, and he has practically spam spent lots of photos of my friend and himself to me. Like it's a passive aggressive way of saying "Back off, this is MY wife." type thing.

I'm not sure if I should tell her, or just leave him to spam messages I won't read, as it just goes to my 'other' folder that doesn't give me notifications and stuff (As I haven't given him permission to contact me). And I rarely check that haha.

Yikes!  In that situation I would just ignore the messages but also not tell her.  I think it's best not to get involved.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9323 on: December 17, 2018, 02:14:25 pm »
Last night, one of my Japanese friends had messaged me, to let me know she recently got married, as well as catching up, as we hadn't really spoken too much in the last couple years. She moved to the Philippines, and me to Korea; She also has 2 kids and stuff.
I randomly start getting these messages from her saying I should block her.
It got weird, and then she said, someone had used her FB on her phone and erased our chat history (I assumed her new husband, but didn't say anything), but mentioned, I just got messages saying I should block her.
Now, her husband has tried to contact me via facebook, and he has practically spam spent lots of photos of my friend and himself to me. Like it's a passive aggressive way of saying "Back off, this is MY wife." type thing.

I'm not sure if I should tell her, or just leave him to spam messages I won't read, as it just goes to my 'other' folder that doesn't give me notifications and stuff (As I haven't given him permission to contact me). And I rarely check that haha.

Yikes!  In that situation I would just ignore the messages but also not tell her.  I think it's best not to get involved.

Yeah, that's the kind of stance I'm taking now :p
If we keep talking, and it happens more often (him going onto her facebook to say things to me, then maybe I'll drop it :P ) but until that point, I'll just ignore it haha


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9324 on: December 17, 2018, 04:52:03 pm »
Has anyone else been getting that George Clooney Nescafe ad on YouTube? It comes up almost every time. It's the one where he is a knight and slays the dreaded dragon. Man that ad is so bad and cheesy that it's almost good. If cheesy and memorable was their purpose then they really achieved it. I really should get the no ads version of YouTube.

I always get the ad of some Korean man and his baby. D:
I get either that or Beckham at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9325 on: December 18, 2018, 12:49:31 pm »
As I've made clear to some of you on here, I don't intend to stay past the next semester (things could change). I was given a choice last month to either move apartments and keep teaching middle school, or keep my apartment and start teaching Elementary. I figured it'd be too much of a hassle to move with only six months left so I took the latter offer.

I got a call yesterday from a teacher from the new Elementary school I was intended for, and he asked me about moving to the neighborhood (which is about the same distance from where I live as my current second school). I told him I'd be fine taking the bus, but he kept on insisting that I move closer. I told him we should talk later, as school had just ended.

Cut to now, another NET from my neighborhood texts me about switching schools. He currently lives right next to the new school I'd be attending, and I live in walking distance from the school he'd be attending. I thought it was a win-win, as long as the higher-ups were ok with it. I gave him the green light to ask.

Now my CT calls me telling me that I have to move (!!!!!!!!!!) because according to the superintendent, the previous choice was made since my friend has a car so he could travel the further distance. She also tells me that I have to return all the things that the school bought for my apartment (there's a list, but aside from the toaster and table, I'm not sure what else they'd be taking back), but somehow the choice is still in my hands to make.

Everything is so backwards, even my friend is upset because the school he wants to trade for is literally viewable from his apartment window. I just want something to make sense. I even told my CT I don't intend to stay much longer, but everyone knows what's best for us NETs I suppose.

Rather than keep us both have a place within walking distance, let's move one and force the other to drive 20 minutes.

Frustration is too simple to describe how I'm feeling :blank:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9326 on: December 18, 2018, 02:30:55 pm »
Why do 8 to 12 adjummas think its okay to come in Starbucks and treat it like their own personal coffeeshop.  Scream talking and moving all the tables and chairs around to suit their oversized group.  Leaving no chairs at tables that should have two.  Then they leave.. and they don't freaking put the tables or chairs back to where they took them from..   Makes me rage at their selfishness. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9327 on: December 18, 2018, 02:36:46 pm »
Why do 8 to 12 adjummas think its okay to come in Starbucks and treat it like their own personal coffeeshop.  Scream talking and moving all the tables and chairs around to suit their oversized group.  Leaving no chairs at tables that should have two.  Then they leave.. and they don't freaking put the tables or chairs back to where they took them from..   Makes me rage at their selfishness.

There's this cute coffee shop by my house. Very small and owned by two young guys. There's books everywhere and it's pretty quiet. Lots of people study and read there. If you're with someone, you feel the need to whisper. One day I was in there and this group of 5 woman entered and it was as loud as can be. Really ruined the vibe of the place and a few people started to leave. It's something I would expect at a Starbucks, but people do it everywhere!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9328 on: December 18, 2018, 03:10:03 pm »
Why do 8 to 12 adjummas think its okay to come in Starbucks and treat it like their own personal coffeeshop.  Scream talking and moving all the tables and chairs around to suit their oversized group.  Leaving no chairs at tables that should have two.  Then they leave.. and they don't freaking put the tables or chairs back to where they took them from..   Makes me rage at their selfishness.

There's this cute coffee shop by my house. Very small and owned by two young guys. There's books everywhere and it's pretty quiet. Lots of people study and read there. If you're with someone, you feel the need to whisper. One day I was in there and this group of 5 woman entered and it was as loud as can be. Really ruined the vibe of the place and a few people started to leave. It's something I would expect at a Starbucks, but people do it everywhere!

I was once in a coffee shop with my wife when a similar group of women entered.  Although not super loud, my wife said all they did was bitch about their husbands, and tried to outdo each other as to whose was the worst.  It was like a Python sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7wM0QC5LE


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9329 on: December 18, 2018, 04:04:49 pm »
Why do 8 to 12 adjummas think its okay to come in Starbucks and treat it like their own personal coffeeshop.  Scream talking and moving all the tables and chairs around to suit their oversized group.  Leaving no chairs at tables that should have two.  Then they leave.. and they don't freaking put the tables or chairs back to where they took them from..   Makes me rage at their selfishness. 

The thugs of Korea. Could be worse but still quite annoying.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9330 on: December 18, 2018, 04:18:02 pm »
Why do 8 to 12 adjummas think its okay to come in Starbucks and treat it like their own personal coffeeshop.  Scream talking and moving all the tables and chairs around to suit their oversized group.  Leaving no chairs at tables that should have two.  Then they leave.. and they don't freaking put the tables or chairs back to where they took them from..   Makes me rage at their selfishness.

Jesus I can't stand it.  What's worse is when one of them marches over to the counter, oblivious of everyone else waiting politely, and then starts shout talking to the employee who's clearly serving another customer.  Wait your turn!  Waiting a minute or two isn't going to eat much into the three hours you're going to be in there.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9331 on: December 19, 2018, 07:55:32 pm »
Someone was smoking weed in my building. A lot of it, apparently, and whoever it was also thought that it was fine to run around the corridors with it. The smell is all over the stairwell, on every floor, and it's seeping into my kitchen, too.

Wretched.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9332 on: December 19, 2018, 08:15:27 pm »
There's a Korean herb that smells very similar to weed but is not weed. That's what you smelled.

If it was real weed a Korean wouldn't risk drawing attention by stinking up the whole place. Weed's expensive in Korea, too. Also, rare and hard to find. So just a tiny amount is consumed at a time, which is almost never. And the smell is masked.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9333 on: December 19, 2018, 08:40:10 pm »
There's a Korean herb that smells very similar to weed but is not weed. That's what you smelled.

If it was real weed a Korean wouldn't risk drawing attention by stinking up the whole place. Weed's expensive in Korea, too. Also, rare and hard to find. So just a tiny amount is consumed at a time, which is almost never. And the smell is masked.

Possible, but not likely. This is most definitely weed.

Weed might be harder to find in Korea than in other countries, but if you know where to look, you'll find it, same as any other illicit drug here that people don't seem to think exist in this country. The smell is strongest on the roof, which is covered. I just got back down from opening the windows up there, and in my corridor.

Pretty sure it was my neighbor. He's a shady, stupid ****** who lives on his dad's money. Likes to go up on the roof to smoke in general, he's the only one in the building who does. Probably assumed that the smell woudn't carry and that no one would know what that smell was even if it did.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9334 on: December 19, 2018, 08:53:04 pm »
There's a Korean herb that smells very similar to weed but is not weed. That's what you smelled.

If it was real weed a Korean wouldn't risk drawing attention by stinking up the whole place. Weed's expensive in Korea, too. Also, rare and hard to find. So just a tiny amount is consumed at a time, which is almost never. And the smell is masked.

I think the herb that Koreans use that smells like weed is Mugwort (쑥). They do smell a bit different though. Marijuana has a sharper odor.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9335 on: December 20, 2018, 08:20:46 am »
Weed might be harder to find in Korea than in other countries, but if you know where to look, you'll find it, same as any other illicit drug here that people don't seem to think exist in this country. The smell is strongest on the roof, which is covered. I just got back down from opening the windows up there, and in my corridor.

Pretty sure it was my neighbor. He's a shady, stupid ****** who lives on his dad's money. Likes to go up on the roof to smoke in general, he's the only one in the building who does. Probably assumed that the smell woudn't carry and that no one would know what that smell was even if it did.

A similar thing happened a couple of years ago to one of my cousin's back in my home country. At the time, there was some rich Chinese guy in his 20s (who didn't work and was just living off of his wealthy father's money) who was living in the apartment unit right next to my cousin's, and this kid apparently sat around smoking a lot of weed so often to the point where my cousin said that the weed smell would seep into my cousin's apartment through the vents. My cousin said at the time that it was "definitely weed" and my cousin was concerned about it since he (my cousin) had 2 young kids who were 7 and 5 at the time. Luckily for my cousin and his family, this pot-smoking kid didn't end up living there for too long and did finally move out.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9336 on: December 20, 2018, 09:36:16 am »
There's a Korean herb that smells very similar to weed but is not weed. That's what you smelled.

If it was real weed a Korean wouldn't risk drawing attention by stinking up the whole place. Weed's expensive in Korea, too. Also, rare and hard to find. So just a tiny amount is consumed at a time, which is almost never. And the smell is masked.

Thanks Martin.  :laugh:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9337 on: December 20, 2018, 12:56:22 pm »
As I've made clear to some of you on here, I don't intend to stay past the next semester (things could change). I was given a choice last month to either move apartments and keep teaching middle school, or keep my apartment and start teaching Elementary. I figured it'd be too much of a hassle to move with only six months left so I took the latter offer.

I got a call yesterday from a teacher from the new Elementary school I was intended for, and he asked me about moving to the neighborhood (which is about the same distance from where I live as my current second school). I told him I'd be fine taking the bus, but he kept on insisting that I move closer. I told him we should talk later, as school had just ended.

Cut to now, another NET from my neighborhood texts me about switching schools. He currently lives right next to the new school I'd be attending, and I live in walking distance from the school he'd be attending. I thought it was a win-win, as long as the higher-ups were ok with it. I gave him the green light to ask.

Now my CT calls me telling me that I have to move (!!!!!!!!!!) because according to the superintendent, the previous choice was made since my friend has a car so he could travel the further distance. She also tells me that I have to return all the things that the school bought for my apartment (there's a list, but aside from the toaster and table, I'm not sure what else they'd be taking back), but somehow the choice is still in my hands to make.

Everything is so backwards, even my friend is upset because the school he wants to trade for is literally viewable from his apartment window. I just want something to make sense. I even told my CT I don't intend to stay much longer, but everyone knows what's best for us NETs I suppose.

Rather than keep us both have a place within walking distance, let's move one and force the other to drive 20 minutes.

Frustration is too simple to describe how I'm feeling :blank:

Update: I promise you at least 4 people gave me a choice. CT just told me that the Office of Education said the decision is final. I'm glad my choice actually mattered. :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9338 on: December 20, 2018, 01:52:13 pm »
Yeah that sounds like a huge mess with you in the middle.  Sorry to hear it!

It sounds very confusing too.  Why were you offered the chance of keeping your apartment but switching to elementary?

What happened with the first call?  So that native teacher is leaving and you're replacing them.  Are they going to your current school then; like a swap?  Why does he care so much about where you live lol

Then another native teacher got wind of this deal and wants to go to the elementary school that you're going to move to? In that situation where would you end up?  A different school entirely?

Sorry JVPrice, I've read your post a few times and still can't quite wrap my head around it  :cry:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9339 on: December 20, 2018, 02:32:59 pm »
Yeah that sounds like a huge mess with you in the middle.  Sorry to hear it!

It sounds very confusing too.  Why were you offered the chance of keeping your apartment but switching to elementary?

What happened with the first call?  So that native teacher is leaving and you're replacing them.  Are they going to your current school then; like a swap?  Why does he care so much about where you live lol

Then another native teacher got wind of this deal and wants to go to the elementary school that you're going to move to? In that situation where would you end up?  A different school entirely?

Sorry JVPrice, I've read your post a few times and still can't quite wrap my head around it  :cry:

I'm gonna answer each question in order:

- I was given the choice between moving and stay teaching middle school, or staying where I live and start teaching Elementary.

- I answered that in the text.

- The other teacher who wanted to switch wanted the new school they're assigning me because he lives right next to it, and the new school he'd attend is right next to where I currently live.

- The "friend" I refer to is the same person mentioned above

- Apparently, a new neighborhood even though I was told otherwise.

- Sadly, yes.

All this even though I was told months back that I'd be able to stay where I currently live.
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