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  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9440 on: February 14, 2019, 12:44:30 pm »
Did you two just............... come to a friendly conclusion???

Holy hell, mark this day in your calenders.


 :laugh: :laugh:

ssh..my troll badge will be taken away.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9441 on: February 17, 2019, 05:23:41 pm »
The gyopo I'm talking about, though, is basically a cartoon caricature of the whole thing. He is probably the most ridiculous person I have ever met since being in Korea. He was adopted at three and has only been in Korea for about a year, lol.
Sounds very similar to someone who i used to work with, but he was half Korean. He had had a rough time growing up in the US in the 70s and 80s. Racism and bullying. Unfortunately, he held on to the bitterness and hurt that it produced and was a nasty, angry little man. Made up lies, treid to get people fired, got pissed that not everyone could speak Korean even though his Korean was at a beginner's beginners level. Would do weird things like thow peoples teaching materials out, pull out plugs and hide them. Convinced he stole my registers and grade sheets one year to sabotage me.

He was like an evil villan in a movie but instead of wanting to blow up the moon or something, he wanted all foreigners out of Korea and for China and Korea to become the new world superpowers.

Haha, this brings back memories of a guy I used to work with. Was the pettiest mofo ever. No one could leave him alone in a room if they had something going on because you knew he'd try to sabotage it. He even ruined a coworker's poptarts once by setting the toaster to the highest setting while she went off to the bathroom, lol. He eventually got fired.

That guy, though, had a beef with the entire world. Pretty sure he came from a super abusive background.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9442 on: February 18, 2019, 07:53:32 pm »
an asshole period.

What a revolting concept.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9443 on: February 27, 2019, 08:14:29 am »
Get to my new school and find that the previous foreign teacher left his office absolutely filthy.  Dust everywhere, clutter everywhere.  Spent the whole morning cleaning up.  Then I find out "drum club/practice" is held in my room every Tuesday, one of the only two days I am at this school.  It was as loud and annoying as you can imagine for two hours in the afternoon.  >:(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9444 on: March 04, 2019, 07:58:49 am »
They keep using my classroom for private meetings.

There are actual meeting rooms for meetings. Why come here?  :cry:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9445 on: March 04, 2019, 08:37:51 am »
Spent a lovely long weekend in Japan but as soon as I set foot in the ferry terminal to come back, all those feelings of stress came flooding straight back. 

The incessant noise and shouting, hearing "BALLY WAH" screamed about ten thousand times as loudly as possible.  Getting pushed and shoved in the back, my bag getting knocked over constantly with no apologies etc....

But this annoyed me the most and is something I'd never seen before.  Maybe it's a new phenomenon.  In order to ensure their place at the front of the queue, people would form the queue with their bags first so they could go off and shop, sit down, eat, whatever.  Pics attached.  They were doing it at every check point.

How the hell is that fair?!  I think it got up my nose so much because I'm a Brit and we take queueing very seriously  :evil:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9446 on: March 04, 2019, 08:43:26 am »
Spent a lovely long weekend in Japan but as soon as I set foot in the ferry terminal to come back, all those feelings of stress came flooding straight back. 

The incessant noise and shouting, hearing "BALLY WAH" screamed about ten thousand times as loudly as possible.  Getting pushed and shoved in the back, my bag getting knocked over constantly with no apologies etc....

But this annoyed me the most and is something I'd never seen before.  Maybe it's a new phenomenon.  In order to ensure their place at the front of the queue, people would form the queue with their bags first so they could go off and shop, sit down, eat, whatever.  Pics attached.  They were doing it at every check point.

How the hell is that fair?!  I think it got up my nose so much because I'm a Brit and we take queueing very seriously  :evil:

No announcements about unattended baggage being removed and possibly destroyed? Shame the security was so lax there.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9447 on: March 04, 2019, 08:45:43 am »
No announcements about unattended baggage being removed and possibly destroyed? Shame the security was so lax there.

I have a heart attack every time I see unattended baggage left in places without supervision. Can't beat the British security out of me yet  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9448 on: March 04, 2019, 09:40:59 am »
Can the Koreans I talk to stop saying that the "weather is bad" and "Oh, the dust."

It's not weather. It's pollution. A heavy rain on a Saturday is bad weather. This ain't that.

And it ain't dust. Dust gathers on your mantle and you gotta clean it off. This is pollution. POLLUTION.

It's like renaming a murder to something like.......... Life Taking. Call it what it is. It's pollution!
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9449 on: March 04, 2019, 09:50:27 am »
Can the Koreans I talk to stop saying that the "weather is bad" and "Oh, the dust."

It's not weather. It's pollution. A heavy rain on a Saturday is bad weather. This ain't that.

And it ain't dust. Dust gathers on your mantle and you gotta clean it off. This is pollution. POLLUTION.

It's like renaming a murder to something like.......... Life Taking. Call it what it is. It's pollution!

I was going to make a joke about how dust is just easier to say than pollution, but then I realized they both have the same amount of syllables: 더스트 / 포루션. WELP!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9450 on: March 04, 2019, 11:18:17 am »
Can the Koreans I talk to stop saying that the "weather is bad" and "Oh, the dust."

It's not weather. It's pollution. A heavy rain on a Saturday is bad weather. This ain't that.

And it ain't dust. Dust gathers on your mantle and you gotta clean it off. This is pollution. POLLUTION.

It's like renaming a murder to something like.......... Life Taking. Call it what it is. It's pollution!

Even if the whole world says otherwise, I still maintain that Confucianism, with it's two favourite principles of saving face and shifting the blame are the reasons air pollution will maintain the euphemism of 'fine dust' and that diddly squat will be done about it.

The last few days I made the decision to renew this year, giving me time to finish my distance learning while earning an income and then move on. Im hoping this toxic poison wont have any long term effects if I leave within the next year or 2.

Best I can do right now is:

- Stay indoors during the bad days
- Litter my apartment with plants
- Stay well hydrated
- Eat lots of veggies
- Keep my air purifier going



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9451 on: March 04, 2019, 11:50:21 am »
Best I can do right now is:

- Stay indoors during the bad days
- Litter my apartment with plants
- Stay well hydrated
- Eat lots of veggies
- Keep my air purifier going

Exactly what I'm doing. I need some plants, though.

Any plants that are good for filtering air specifically?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 11:56:11 am by CO2 »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9452 on: March 04, 2019, 11:56:18 am »
As some of you might know, I'm a big fan of online shopping, and also saving money.

In the past, I've been a huge proponent of the Gmarket / Auction Smile Club premium membership. You used to get 1.5-2.5% cash back on literally every purchase. Plus extra coupons for even more savings. This was a very good deal, considering the registration fee was basically free.

This lasted for about a year and a half. Maybe two? Times were good.

Now, since the beginning of this month, they completely gutted all the benefits. Cash back is now down to 0.3%, which is the same as it is for regular members using Smile Pay. The coupons are reduced in quantity and discount percent. There is literally almost no reason to register for Smile Club anymore. I saved about 400,000 won last year thanks to Smile Club. It sucks losing those benefits. That's my rant. Guess I'll be switching to Coupang.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9453 on: March 04, 2019, 11:57:40 am »
Best I can do right now is:

- Stay indoors during the bad days
- Litter my apartment with plants
- Stay well hydrated
- Eat lots of veggies
- Keep my air purifier going

Exactly what I'm doing. I need some plants, though.

Any plants that are good for filtering air specifically?

I'm actually going to hunt down some Spanish moss after work today. I want a couple for my home, but, depending on how much they're going for, I'll get a few for my classroom, too.

EDIT: There are five recommended per this vid that can probably be found easily around Korea. Spanish moss appeals to me the most because it's apparently very low maintenance.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 12:00:29 pm by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9454 on: March 04, 2019, 12:06:50 pm »
Best I can do right now is:

- Stay indoors during the bad days
- Litter my apartment with plants
- Stay well hydrated
- Eat lots of veggies
- Keep my air purifier going

Exactly what I'm doing. I need some plants, though.

Any plants that are good for filtering air specifically?

Spider Plants, they're cheap, low maintenance and common.
Boston Ferns like high humidity so I put them in my bathroom.

From various lists of air purifying plants I had to narrow down the lists to plants which aren't toxic to cats ( I have 2)
and see what's available in Korea. I bought quite a few off Coupang well, believe it or not. They're well packed and saved me the hassle of hunting specific plants down at different garden centres.

https://greatist.com/connect/houseplants-that-clean-air


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9455 on: March 04, 2019, 12:07:23 pm »
As some of you might know, I'm a big fan of online shopping, and also saving money.

In the past, I've been a huge proponent of the Gmarket / Auction Smile Club premium membership. You used to get 1.5-2.5% cash back on literally every purchase. Plus extra coupons for even more savings. This was a very good deal, considering the registration fee was basically free.

This lasted for about a year and a half. Maybe two? Times were good.

Now, since the beginning of this month, they completely gutted all the benefits. Cash back is now down to 0.3%, which is the same as it is for regular members using Smile Pay. The coupons are reduced in quantity and discount percent. There is literally almost no reason to register for Smile Club anymore. I saved about 400,000 won last year thanks to Smile Club. It sucks losing those benefits. That's my rant. Guess I'll be switching to Coupang.

Just curious, is there an English version of the coupang website?
I tried to view it just now after reading your post, but it seems like it's only in Korean. :'(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9456 on: March 04, 2019, 12:09:29 pm »
I'm doing. I need some plants, though.
Do you enjoy saving money? Do you enjoy moonlight strolls through the park? Doesn't everybody?
Next time you go, bring a few small gardening implements and an opaque plastic bag!



Spider Plants, they're cheap, low maintenance and common.
They have the additional benefit of absorbing radon (a radioactive gas even more unhealthy, irritating, and carcinogenic than CO2 :smiley:). They're also really easy to propogate (free plants!).



   Also, Devil's Ivy is a really good plant for filtering dust etc. They're also nearly impossible to kill, are tolerant of idiots who forget to water them 3 weeks in a row because of vacation and lazy, and can basically meet their photosynthetic needs from a single stray photon that wanders their way every week or two.



« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 12:27:04 pm by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9457 on: March 04, 2019, 12:12:10 pm »
Do you enjoy saving money? Do you enjoy moonlight strolls through the park? Doesn't everybody?
Next time you go, bring a few small gardening implements and an opaque plastic bag!

Has anyone seen Adaptation? That movie is a 10/10.





The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • CypherSoul
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9458 on: March 04, 2019, 12:16:31 pm »
Just curious, is there an English version of the coupang website?
I tried to view it just now after reading your post, but it seems like it's only in Korean. :'(

There isn't one, unfortunately. However, I found a way around this.

Use google chrome (not the app) when searching for things, I will use the translate feature and so far it has worked well. I signed up to coupang, put in my address and all the information I need. Then downloaded the app and logged in through here (it would be easy to put the card information on the app, less hassle and it saves everything). I use the google to search for anything I need and add it to my account's basket. Then I will go to the app to pay since on the website you always to go through the dumb payment systems and add card details a gazillion times. I cannot be asked but it defo works with translate to English.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9459 on: March 04, 2019, 12:19:52 pm »
Can the Koreans I talk to stop saying that the "weather is bad" and "Oh, the dust."

It's not weather. It's pollution. A heavy rain on a Saturday is bad weather. This ain't that.

And it ain't dust. Dust gathers on your mantle and you gotta clean it off. This is pollution. POLLUTION.

It's like renaming a murder to something like.......... Life Taking. Call it what it is. It's pollution!

Even if the whole world says otherwise, I still maintain that Confucianism, with it's two favourite principles of saving face and shifting the blame are the reasons air pollution will maintain the euphemism of 'fine dust' and that diddly squat will be done about it.

The last few days I made the decision to renew this year, giving me time to finish my distance learning while earning an income and then move on. Im hoping this toxic poison wont have any long term effects if I leave within the next year or 2.

Can someone explain the phenomenon of dust coming from China and ruining the Korean air quality? (I am not being sarcastic, I would like someone to link me to a source which is reliable so I can research please).

I am always hearing bad stuff about China from Koreans and well I sometimes question things, when everything is blaming China...like wut?