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  • CypherSoul
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9960 on: June 26, 2019, 07:48:08 am »
I have left my brain somewhere. I forgot my medication, my test paper, camp prep, and some lesson plans at home! Wish I could forget myself at home so I didn't have to come to school -_-


  • alexisalex
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9961 on: June 26, 2019, 08:41:39 am »
Just felt so defeated today and literally stopped the class, mid-lesson, sat down and did work on my computer while the students sat in silence...

I definitely feel your pain here and I've come close a few times to doing that. 

I always thought I went a bit overboard on trying to get into their heads what adjectives, nouns and verbs are but I agree that it is essential for them to know it.  But yeah, I still get a sea of blank faces when I ask for examples of each.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9962 on: June 26, 2019, 11:54:01 am »
Just felt so defeated today and literally stopped the class, mid-lesson, sat down and did work on my computer while the students sat in silence...

I definitely feel your pain here and I've come close a few times to doing that. 

I always thought I went a bit overboard on trying to get into their heads what adjectives, nouns and verbs are but I agree that it is essential for them to know it.  But yeah, I still get a sea of blank faces when I ask for examples of each.

    I explain "adjective" as "Brother Dragon four, but in Korean", and wait for it to click. Once they get it, most of the kiddos will always remember that "adjective = brother dragon four".
... although not all of them are clear what 형용사 is in Korean either, so that can be a stumbling block...  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9963 on: June 26, 2019, 12:09:34 pm »
Just felt so defeated today and literally stopped the class, mid-lesson, sat down and did work on my computer while the students sat in silence...

I definitely feel your pain here and I've come close a few times to doing that. 

I always thought I went a bit overboard on trying to get into their heads what adjectives, nouns and verbs are but I agree that it is essential for them to know it.  But yeah, I still get a sea of blank faces when I ask for examples of each.

    I explain "adjective" as "Brother Dragon four, but in Korean", and wait for it to click. Once they get it, most of the kiddos will always remember that "adjective = brother dragon four".
... although not all of them are clear what 형용사 is in Korean either, so that can be a stumbling block...  :rolleyes:

This has been my problem, even with high-schoolers. They don't know the basics of language.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9964 on: June 29, 2019, 12:00:42 am »
anyone else ever experience unbearable stenches on the subway coming from some people? it's like.. they've been rubbing themselves in raw garlic and kimchi then refusing to wash for a week

wonder if i smell weird to koreans, as my wife never seems to notice these smells :/


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9965 on: June 29, 2019, 02:59:02 pm »
Circumstance: Today, in a huge cafe. It is the size of 2 villas put together, 3 floors. Maybe 1/3 full at most. (lots of places all over)

I am there with 5 other people at a large table playing a board game and having our coffee. I can hear people yelling from the other side of the building and laughing. A guy behind on speakerphone talking on the phone. We are not being loud or anything over the top IMO. After 10 min a lady from 2 tables comes over to tell us to be quiet.... We obviously obliged and tried to keep it down but why is it that she just didn't move to the other side of the building? Why did she not go over to any of the Koreans making noise right beside her?

 I mean, I guess this is a rhetorical question and also just a rant but wtf....



I've had similar encounters. I think they want to tell the other Koreans to shut up, but they can't, so they say it to us instead, hoping others will indirectly take a hint.


  • mjc8500
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9966 on: June 29, 2019, 08:26:38 pm »
anyone else ever experience unbearable stenches on the subway coming from some people? it's like.. they've been rubbing themselves in raw garlic and kimchi then refusing to wash for a week

wonder if i smell weird to koreans, as my wife never seems to notice these smells :/

Damn dude. Racist much?

So some people have body odor? Big deal. It happens, especially when it's hot out and people are packed into confined spaces. 



  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9967 on: June 29, 2019, 08:41:56 pm »
which bit is the racist bit?

just wondering if my nose is more sensitive than it used to be, as i never used to notice so many bad smells. then again, i never used to live on line 2
« Last Edit: June 29, 2019, 08:45:12 pm by oglop »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9968 on: June 29, 2019, 11:31:14 pm »
anyone else ever experience unbearable stenches on the subway coming from some people? it's like.. they've been rubbing themselves in raw garlic and kimchi then refusing to wash for a week

wonder if i smell weird to koreans, as my wife never seems to notice these smells :/

Damn dude. Racist much?

So some people have body odor? Big deal. It happens, especially when it's hot out and people are packed into confined spaces. 



Aha: SJW/Virtue signaller alert>>> Don't you have a safe space you can hide in?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9969 on: June 30, 2019, 11:36:13 am »
bernard werber is on korean tv right now.

bernard werber written in hangeul is 베르나르 베르베르

lol


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9970 on: July 01, 2019, 08:13:53 am »
bernard werber is on korean tv right now.

bernard werber written in hangeul is 베르나르 베르베르

lol
The first time I heard his name was when a class full of students were telling me "Berunaru Beruberu!" Didn't help  that i'd never heard of him up until that point. We went back and forth for a good 5 minutes.
Me: Bernaru who?!
Them : BERUNAARU BERUBERU!!!!!
Me: Where's he from?
Them: France
Me: ? Beruberu doesn't sound very French. Is like French Algerian?
Them: BERUBERU!!!!!!!!!!!
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9971 on: July 01, 2019, 08:30:13 am »
bernard werber is on korean tv right now.

bernard werber written in hangeul is 베르나르 베르베르

lol

For the holidays I'm doing a stopover in Warsaw.  So said that to the teachers.  But I knew that I had to think of it in Hanguel, but they didn't understand what I said, so when I checked it, it was 바르샤바.

Not even close.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9972 on: July 01, 2019, 08:58:50 am »
For the holidays I'm doing a stopover in Warsaw.  So said that to the teachers.  But I knew that I had to think of it in Hanguel, but they didn't understand what I said, so when I checked it, it was 바르샤바.
Not even close.
Except that in Polish, it's pronounced [varˈʂava], so actually, the Korean pronunciation is a fair bit closer to the real thing than the English pronunciation.
I've noticed the same is true for a lot of Russian, German, and Dutch names as well.
English is horrible for mangling foreign city names. I mean... "The Hague"? Really? Really?
['sxraːvə(n)ˈɦaːɣə]. Or if you really must, at least [dɛn ˈɦaːx]. >:(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9973 on: July 01, 2019, 09:20:10 am »
Summer is here and so my gym has a bunch of new patrons all signed up trying to get their beach bodies ready before their vacations.

It's so aggravating because the majority of them aren't taking it seriously and are getting in everyone else's way. I mean why dafuq would you sign up for a gym membership just so that you can sit on a machine for ten to fifteen minutes chatting or texting on your stupid phone? Go the **** outside if whatever conversation can't wait. Or just stop coming to the gym if you can't even be arsed to follow general gym etiquette.

Meanwhile, read the goddamn signs and put your ****** weights away. This goes double for those guys who overload the machines with way more ****** weight than they can actually handle so that they can stroke their egos with the 5% ROM that they can just barely manage to push or lift. Dude, you're NOT accomplishing anything with that. You're just going to hurt yourself and put yourself out of commission.

Stop using the benches as your personal lockers. There are actual lockers where you can keep your crap in.

Also, you can't actually reserve multiple machines for your own personal use. This isn't  your home, it isn't your equipment, and other members have just as much right to use those machines as you do. If you're not currently using it, others can, and you have to wait to use it later just like the rest of us.

AND ANOTHER THING, STOP USING THE MACHINES AS YOUR PERSONAL STRETCHING AREAS. GO TO A CORNER AND USE THE ****** WALL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. DON'T BOTHER GIVING ME A LOOK WHEN I TELL YOU TO ****** MOVE SO THAT I CAN USE THE MACHINE WITHOUT CATCHING YOUR FINGERS IN THE GEARS, JUST ****** MOVE.

 >:(

« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 09:26:38 am by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9974 on: July 01, 2019, 09:50:17 am »
For the holidays I'm doing a stopover in Warsaw.  So said that to the teachers.  But I knew that I had to think of it in Hanguel, but they didn't understand what I said, so when I checked it, it was 바르샤바.
Not even close.
Except that in Polish, it's pronounced [varˈʂava], so actually, the Korean pronunciation is a fair bit closer to the real thing than the English pronunciation.
I've noticed the same is true for a lot of Russian, German, and Dutch names as well.
English is horrible for mangling foreign city names. I mean... "The Hague"? Really? Really?
['sxraːvə(n)ˈɦaːɣə]. Or if you really must, at least [dɛn ˈɦaːx]. >:(

Yep, I know the Korean is sometimes much closer to the real thing and was saying that my guessing was no where near close for Warsaw and hadn't thought about looking it up before opening my big gob.  :sad:  The Germanic 'W' is a 'V' sound which Korean doesn't have.

...but with the Hanguel syllable construction it can be way off too.  I remember hearing a teacher had been to 상트페테르부르크 and it took a while to understand where he'd been.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9975 on: July 01, 2019, 11:00:36 am »
...but with the Hanguel syllable construction it can be way off too.  I remember hearing a teacher had been to 상트페테르부르크 and it took a while to understand where he'd been.
Oh definitely no denying that.
The Hanguelization of my name looks more like somebody deep in the throes of a grand mal than an honest attempt at sounding it out.  :sad:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9976 on: July 01, 2019, 11:27:37 am »
...but with the Hanguel syllable construction it can be way off too.  I remember hearing a teacher had been to 상트페테르부르크 and it took a while to understand where he'd been.
Oh definitely no denying that.
The Hanguelization of my name looks more like somebody deep in the throes of a grand mal than an honest attempt at sounding it out.  :sad:

While many languages, including English, butcher the pronunciation of words from other languages, I've never heard of English speakers correct me on the pronunciation of my own name.

On a lighter note, it's strange that the French or Germans, for example, can sound sexy or adorable when mispronouncing English words as a result of their native language's phonetic conflict. When Korean's use Konglish, it just sounds sh*t, pretty much 100% of the time.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9977 on: July 01, 2019, 03:09:34 pm »
Summer is here and so my gym has a bunch of new patrons all signed up trying to get their beach bodies ready before their vacations.

It's so aggravating because the majority of them aren't taking it seriously and are getting in everyone else's way. I mean why dafuq would you sign up for a gym membership just so that you can sit on a machine for ten to fifteen minutes chatting or texting on your stupid phone? Go the **** outside if whatever conversation can't wait. Or just stop coming to the gym if you can't even be arsed to follow general gym etiquette.

Meanwhile, read the goddamn signs and put your ****** weights away. This goes double for those guys who overload the machines with way more ****** weight than they can actually handle so that they can stroke their egos with the 5% ROM that they can just barely manage to push or lift. Dude, you're NOT accomplishing anything with that. You're just going to hurt yourself and put yourself out of commission.

Stop using the benches as your personal lockers. There are actual lockers where you can keep your crap in.

Also, you can't actually reserve multiple machines for your own personal use. This isn't  your home, it isn't your equipment, and other members have just as much right to use those machines as you do. If you're not currently using it, others can, and you have to wait to use it later just like the rest of us.

AND ANOTHER THING, STOP USING THE MACHINES AS YOUR PERSONAL STRETCHING AREAS. GO TO A CORNER AND USE THE ****** WALL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. DON'T BOTHER GIVING ME A LOOK WHEN I TELL YOU TO ****** MOVE SO THAT I CAN USE THE MACHINE WITHOUT CATCHING YOUR FINGERS IN THE GEARS, JUST ****** MOVE.

 >:(



This resonates deeply with me.

Almost every time there's some new guy (the women are, almost without exception, considerate and tidy at my gym) that comes in, he always falls into at least one of these categories:
- doesn't put anything away after using it and just leaves equipment everywhere
- uses one of the benches as his personal storage area for his phone and water
- is either excessively loud and dramatic when lifting, or drops his weights with a huge clang after every set, even though he's nowhere close to lifting to failure
- group of high school kids who aren't really doing anything except talking, taking up space and being in the way


Honestly half the time when I go to the gym, the dumbbells are just scattered all over the gym, so I'll take like five minutes and put them all back on the rack, and tidy the place up a little bit, just so it doesn't drive me crazy while I'm trying to exercise.

I do see a lot of inexperienced people come in and really try hard, too, though. So that's nice. Starting out at the gym is hard and scary for a lot of people, so like, I get that not everyone's going to be focusing on etiquette from the start but... yeah no, like a lot of it is literally just common decency and not being an an inconsiderate idiot.

Also yeah, waygook.org user Chinguetti - nobody reads the signs. I wish they would.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9978 on: July 02, 2019, 07:52:04 am »
Not to mention the dumb things that go on in the locker rooms and showers - untidy, no sense of person space and many other annoying things.

 
Summer is here and so my gym has a bunch of new patrons all signed up trying to get their beach bodies ready before their vacations.

It's so aggravating because the majority of them aren't taking it seriously and are getting in everyone else's way. I mean why dafuq would you sign up for a gym membership just so that you can sit on a machine for ten to fifteen minutes chatting or texting on your stupid phone? Go the **** outside if whatever conversation can't wait. Or just stop coming to the gym if you can't even be arsed to follow general gym etiquette.

Meanwhile, read the goddamn signs and put your ****** weights away. This goes double for those guys who overload the machines with way more ****** weight than they can actually handle so that they can stroke their egos with the 5% ROM that they can just barely manage to push or lift. Dude, you're NOT accomplishing anything with that. You're just going to hurt yourself and put yourself out of commission.

Stop using the benches as your personal lockers. There are actual lockers where you can keep your crap in.

Also, you can't actually reserve multiple machines for your own personal use. This isn't  your home, it isn't your equipment, and other members have just as much right to use those machines as you do. If you're not currently using it, others can, and you have to wait to use it later just like the rest of us.

AND ANOTHER THING, STOP USING THE MACHINES AS YOUR PERSONAL STRETCHING AREAS. GO TO A CORNER AND USE THE ****** WALL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. DON'T BOTHER GIVING ME A LOOK WHEN I TELL YOU TO ****** MOVE SO THAT I CAN USE THE MACHINE WITHOUT CATCHING YOUR FINGERS IN THE GEARS, JUST ****** MOVE.

 >:(



This resonates deeply with me.

Almost every time there's some new guy (the women are, almost without exception, considerate and tidy at my gym) that comes in, he always falls into at least one of these categories:
- doesn't put anything away after using it and just leaves equipment everywhere
- uses one of the benches as his personal storage area for his phone and water
- is either excessively loud and dramatic when lifting, or drops his weights with a huge clang after every set, even though he's nowhere close to lifting to failure
- group of high school kids who aren't really doing anything except talking, taking up space and being in the way


Honestly half the time when I go to the gym, the dumbbells are just scattered all over the gym, so I'll take like five minutes and put them all back on the rack, and tidy the place up a little bit, just so it doesn't drive me crazy while I'm trying to exercise.

I do see a lot of inexperienced people come in and really try hard, too, though. So that's nice. Starting out at the gym is hard and scary for a lot of people, so like, I get that not everyone's going to be focusing on etiquette from the start but... yeah no, like a lot of it is literally just common decency and not being an an inconsiderate idiot.

Also yeah, waygook.org user Chinguetti - nobody reads the signs. I wish they would.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9979 on: July 02, 2019, 08:10:38 am »
Summer is here and so my gym has a bunch of new patrons all signed up trying to get their beach bodies ready before their vacations.

It's so aggravating because the majority of them aren't taking it seriously and are getting in everyone else's way. I mean why dafuq would you sign up for a gym membership just so that you can sit on a machine for ten to fifteen minutes chatting or texting on your stupid phone? Go the **** outside if whatever conversation can't wait. Or just stop coming to the gym if you can't even be arsed to follow general gym etiquette.

Meanwhile, read the goddamn signs and put your ****** weights away. This goes double for those guys who overload the machines with way more ****** weight than they can actually handle so that they can stroke their egos with the 5% ROM that they can just barely manage to push or lift. Dude, you're NOT accomplishing anything with that. You're just going to hurt yourself and put yourself out of commission.

Stop using the benches as your personal lockers. There are actual lockers where you can keep your crap in.

Also, you can't actually reserve multiple machines for your own personal use. This isn't  your home, it isn't your equipment, and other members have just as much right to use those machines as you do. If you're not currently using it, others can, and you have to wait to use it later just like the rest of us.

AND ANOTHER THING, STOP USING THE MACHINES AS YOUR PERSONAL STRETCHING AREAS. GO TO A CORNER AND USE THE ****** WALL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES. DON'T BOTHER GIVING ME A LOOK WHEN I TELL YOU TO ****** MOVE SO THAT I CAN USE THE MACHINE WITHOUT CATCHING YOUR FINGERS IN THE GEARS, JUST ****** MOVE.

 >:(



I'll never forget the king of gym douchebaggery. He was a short, bald pumped-up little ajjushi, who resembled humpty-dumpty.   
Instead of working out, he'd spend most of his time chatting to women who were attempting to work out. He'd try to convince these ladies to train with him. They'd set up mats in front of the largest mirror, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SQUAT RACK, and do  these weird aerobics.

Afterwards, he'd get some Paris Baguette pastries from his bag, give them out to his female squad and setup a picnic area in the very place they were working out... IN FRONT OF THE SQUAT RACK.

I really don't want to be "That guy" at the gym, policing everyone around, but unfortunately, that's just what you have to do if you're interested in getting through your workout within a reasonable timeframe. Luckily, most people won't put up a fight if you tell them to "GTF out the way" if they're lollygagging on the bench or if you tell them to take their crap off the equipment.