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  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9320 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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  • Mezoti97
  • The Legend

    • 2698

    • April 14, 2011, 03:02:50 pm
    • South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9321 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.


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1040

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9322 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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  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 832

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9323 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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  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9324 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:


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 832

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9325 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.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 02:40:38 pm by JVPrice »
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  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9326 on: December 20, 2018, 06:59:04 pm »
Ah got it!!  I assumed that the teacher in your second paragraph was a native teacher.  Sorry haha  :laugh: :laugh:

Sounds like they're really messing you around even when the simple solution is right there.  Hope they see sense.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6747

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9327 on: December 21, 2018, 12:55:28 pm »
Anyone else finding waygook to be acting real shitty the last few days?
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9328 on: December 21, 2018, 02:07:28 pm »
Anyone else finding waygook to be acting real shitty the last few days?

If you mean server issues and failure to load properly: Yes.

If you mean lack of interesting threads or saucy drama: Also yes.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6747

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9329 on: December 21, 2018, 03:07:23 pm »
Anyone else finding waygook to be acting real shitty the last few days?

If you mean server issues and failure to load properly: Yes.

If you mean lack of interesting threads or saucy drama: Also yes.

Those work together, I can't post shit if it's always down.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 832

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9330 on: January 02, 2019, 01:16:53 pm »
Ok, I seriously don't get why the admins need a reason for EVERY single day you choose to take a vacation day.

Maybe I have a trip. Maybe I just don't feel like coming in that day. They act like you're taking one of those suspicious "sick" days. Why give me grief over time I'm SUPPOSED to have off?

A guy can't take time off to play KH3 in peace :rolleyes:
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  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5695

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9331 on: January 02, 2019, 01:58:52 pm »
It's because you're not supposed to leave the country without permission. They're just checking where you'll be.


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 832

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9332 on: January 02, 2019, 02:09:22 pm »
It's because you're not supposed to leave the country without permission. They're just checking where you'll be.

I get that, but if I ask for TWO days off that are in the middle of the week, there's no way I'm leaving the country unless I'm some sort of madman.
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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9333 on: January 02, 2019, 02:11:06 pm »
I think they do need to know where you're going to be during your vacation, but I'm not sure it's because you "need permission" to leave the country. I don't think they can tell you "no, you can't go abroad during your vacation." I'd be pretty surprised if they had that sort of authority.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9334 on: January 02, 2019, 02:15:34 pm »
I think they do need to know where you're going to be during your vacation, but I'm not sure it's because you "need permission" to leave the country. I don't think they can tell you "no, you can't go abroad during your vacation." I'd be pretty surprised if they had that sort of authority.
i once had a korean co-worker who was planning to go to south america for travels during her break. she told me she had to report this to the principal, and he refused to let her go there. i have no idea if this was the whole story, and it still confuses me now, but she was ballin her eyes out as she said she had to spend her vacation at home instead


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9335 on: January 02, 2019, 03:52:45 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.

So who is the Tyler guy I'm seeing on my screen and in the subway station? Is he our own beloved tylerthegloob? Is he actually a really good teacher? Is he some mascot whipped up by a hagwon? Is he some tv reality guy who got famous? Is he the next Sam Ham and someone we should all be wishing stinging insects and sunburn on? What's his deal?


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

    • 2084

    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
    • Busan
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9336 on: January 02, 2019, 05:58:33 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.

So who is the Tyler guy I'm seeing on my screen and in the subway station? Is he our own beloved tylerthegloob? Is he actually a really good teacher? Is he some mascot whipped up by a hagwon? Is he some tv reality guy who got famous? Is he the next Sam Ham and someone we should all be wishing stinging insects and sunburn on? What's his deal?

**** that guy

edit: lel. no he isn't me, but i've had a few koreans say i must be really smart because the (one) tyler they know is super smart. coincidentally i AM super smart  :wink:  :wink: from what i know he got super famous here a few (or many) years ago thanks to TV. iirc he worked for the govt (either state department or korean embassy before coming here and getting famous). i see his youtube ads so i guess he teaches english, too?

but, we are natural enemies, right? same name, i'm an e2 foreigner and he's a tv foreigner. he's fluent and i'm ...not fluent. shit, he's better than me (but i have HAIRRRR)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 06:05:09 pm by tylerthegloob »
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  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6747

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9337 on: January 02, 2019, 10:17:17 pm »
So who is the Tyler guy I'm seeing on my screen and in the subway station? Is he our own beloved tylerthegloob? Is he actually a really good teacher? Is he some mascot whipped up by a hagwon? Is he some tv reality guy who got famous? Is he the next Sam Ham and someone we should all be wishing stinging insects and sunburn on? What's his deal?

He was on Abnormal Summit (the show with all the foreigners talking as a panel about a variety of topics).

The guy's Korean is off the charts, he speaks it better than a lot of Koreans do, I'm not even kidding.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9338 on: January 03, 2019, 06:57:56 am »
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.

So who is the Tyler guy I'm seeing on my screen and in the subway station? Is he our own beloved tylerthegloob? Is he actually a really good teacher? Is he some mascot whipped up by a hagwon? Is he some tv reality guy who got famous? Is he the next Sam Ham and someone we should all be wishing stinging insects and sunburn on? What's his deal?

**** that guy

edit: lel. no he isn't me, but i've had a few koreans say i must be really smart because the (one) tyler they know is super smart. coincidentally i AM super smart  :wink:  :wink: from what i know he got super famous here a few (or many) years ago thanks to TV. iirc he worked for the govt (either state department or korean embassy before coming here and getting famous). i see his youtube ads so i guess he teaches english, too?

but, we are natural enemies, right? same name, i'm an e2 foreigner and he's a tv foreigner. he's fluent and i'm ...not fluent. shit, he's better than me (but i have HAIRRRR)

Stinging insects and sunburn it is.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9339 on: January 07, 2019, 01:59:47 pm »
So sitting here desk warming when Admin comes in with some forms I need to fill out (Repot of Deduction)  Okay easy... NOT!  I have ZERO idea what it is that I'm supposed to do with this.  Name (easy) ARN (easy) the rest... NO EFF'ING IDEA!  I've never asked for a paystub but know what I make because it's in my account every month.  Are they paying taxes?  Yes, it reflects in my account.  I have nothing to claim, other than income, but stupid me, thought that the school or the PoE would take care of this for me.  I don't even know how to get this information for my pay.  If some one gives me the NIES (or whatever the site name) don't.  I've tried since day one to access that site and it's going on a year and I still can't log in. 

My main Teacher isn't here, of course... so no help there.  I wish they would have given me this paper work to do while my teachers were around, so in case I needed help....   :rolleyes: 

Oh! and he needs me to return it to him today... FML