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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11380 on: February 13, 2020, 03:22:55 pm »
Don't remind me, definitely some of the worst people in a lot of the other expat groups I'm in. They're so quick to hop on the anti-American bandwagon, and it's just so cringy. Even a lot of the expats living in America are like, "Wtf is wrong with these people? America has its problems, but it's NOTHING like these nuts are making it out to be."

And this is coming from some Dutch folk who LOVE to criticize anything and everything, lol.

It's like what can I say? You have edgelords in every bunch. Americans just tend to be some of the more outspoken ones.  :laugh:
Yeah, that's just dumb criticism. Like you all said "Okja" and "Snowpiercer".

Back home people talk like America is in utter crisis and falling apart and blah blah blah. Like, do these people not realize that every country has its share of problems?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11381 on: February 13, 2020, 03:28:48 pm »
Are they really self-hating or just stupid?  Strikes me as something a MAGA hat-wearing dumbass would say.  Hollywood is amazing and we lost to some foreigner, how is that possible?  We're told daily how great we are.  Given 45% of the population probably would struggle to concentrate and follow subtitles as well, it's not entirely surprising.  Also, modern SNS gives people the idea that their stupid thoughts are worthy of sharing with others.     

I find it's the left that is self hating. "America is racist and awful."

I find this meme uses the noble savage trope. "Look at this poor Asian man being  asked this insipid question from an ignorant American."

Bong's worth thirty million and has 4 Oscars. He's not exactly the minority they're looking for to defend, haha.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11382 on: February 17, 2020, 07:38:24 am »
yoooooooooooooo one of my new schools is like an hour and a half away. thanks office of education  >:(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11383 on: February 17, 2020, 07:43:50 am »
yoooooooooooooo one of my new schools is like an hour and a half away. thanks office of education  >:(

Ouch.  By subway, Tyler?

The most I've had was one that was 50 minutes by bus, and the buses were only every hour. 

Plenty of time for you to get on 'War and Peace'. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11384 on: February 17, 2020, 07:53:07 am »
Ouch.  By subway, Tyler?

The most I've had was one that was 50 minutes by bus, and the buses were only every hour. 

Plenty of time for you to get on 'War and Peace'. 

by bus (and they come ever 30 mins). the bus ride itself is maybe 50 minutes (depending on traffic and if i get the express bus) + some walking. the bus stop to school is 15 mins according to naver. ive been reading a lot and i don't really mind that it will take so long, just that i have to get up that much earlier


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11385 on: February 17, 2020, 07:53:51 am »
yoooooooooooooo one of my new schools is like an hour and a half away. thanks office of education  >:(
how many schools do you work at? why did you have to change schools?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11386 on: February 17, 2020, 07:58:46 am »
how many schools do you work at? why did you have to change schools?

2 and idk the office just moved me. the school didn't want me to go either, but the new teacher coming here is also working at a school close to here so i guess it's easier for her (not me...)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11387 on: February 17, 2020, 08:35:33 am »
2 and idk the office just moved me. the school didn't want me to go either, but the new teacher coming here is also working at a school close to here so i guess it's easier for her (not me...)

Last year, the MOE tried to pull that stunt on me. Thankfully, they asked if I'd like to transfer to a school an hours drive away and had a bad reputation, to boot.

The supervisor actually brought it up that "She asked me because I had a car and that it would be easier on some noob who just arrived from orientation"... I had to decline her offer three times. This might come as a hot newsflash, lady, but I didn't buy a car to add 2hrs to my commute or make life easier for someone I've never met, at my own expense.

Still, things are a lot better now. The supervisor asked and respected my decision to decline.

In previous years, the previous supervisor (Mr Asshole) decided that transfering every NET in the city to new schools might be a cracking idea. Not only that, a few NETs lived 2min walk from some schools, but he'd give those schools to NETs who lived 30min away and give the schools in those NETs neighbourhoods to those who lived on the other side of town. The guy was genuinely out of his mind.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11388 on: February 17, 2020, 08:35:51 am »
 
WTF is wrong with... Dutch folk? ... ...definitely some of the worst people...America has its problems, but it's NOTHING like these nuts...
Looks like you have a real problem with Dutch people. So intolerant!  >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11389 on: February 19, 2020, 12:07:29 pm »
Looks like you have a real problem with Dutch people. So intolerant!  >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11390 on: February 19, 2020, 12:45:54 pm »
Just found out that another teacher at my school who went abroad on Winter vacation (but nowhere near China) got sent home for two weeks by the VP.

I had a stopover in Beijing and got told to come to school as normal.  Not bowled over by the news to be honest  >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11391 on: February 19, 2020, 03:53:02 pm »
Quote from: kyndo
Dutch people. So intolerant!

Source please?
I know they have Sinterklaas and racism at football games, schools, work place, neighborhoods, but most Dutch claim to be very tolerant. ;D
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11392 on: February 19, 2020, 04:49:05 pm »
 
I know they... Sin... at football games, schools, work place, neighborhoods. Dutch ... rant.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11393 on: February 19, 2020, 06:05:05 pm »
 ;D

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In defence of Dutch football coaches, this type of racist language use is a fixture of the game almost everywhere .
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11394 on: February 19, 2020, 10:06:30 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11395 on: February 22, 2020, 10:17:38 pm »
what's with koreans and the complete lack of planning?

i'm only posting this because i'm a few beers deep, intending to watch the next couple of games of footy, having a lie in tomorrow...and yet my wife gets a call at 10.30pm from the MIL saying "let's eat lunch tomorrow, at 11.30am. your dad is in town". now, i wouldn't usually mind, but..it's less than 12 hours notice, and i was (until this point) enjoying my evening. i KNOW they all know their schedules beforehand, so why the lack of notice and foresight? why organise this so last minute, and not a few days before?

same with schools. nobody knows - even korean teachers - what's going on on the first day of the new semester. everyone is running around like idiots, trying to figure out their schedules/books/students. how does this happen? the winter break is weeks long. enough time for planning, surely. same with camps. why are they only set in stone a few weeks before the actual date? why not decide this at the beginning of the year? i see these posts all the time: "i want to travel in summer, but my school won't tell me the camp dates". what's it all about?

also the same with friends. multiple times i've had a message saying, "hey wanna grab dinner?" and it's....5pm on the same day. wife has the same thing happen with her friends. i know same of them may have had plans fall through and are looking for something to do last minute, but not most. it's just...lack of thinking ahead? especially with my wife's friends.

even the same while applying for jobs. so many jobs are advertised as saying "starting next week" or "starting ASAP". yeah...why not post the job in good time? i know some are trying to fill people who quit with little notice. but surely not most of them? i've never had this trouble in the UK, or with non-korean companies in korea.

does anything else experience this? the more i think about it, the more i can't understand it


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11396 on: February 22, 2020, 10:34:26 pm »
TWO LESSONS I LEARNED FROM OTHERS BEFORE I CAME IN 2002:

1. Decisions are announced at the last minute and it'll be "bali, bali" to get them done.

2. Foreign teachers will be the very last to be informed (even after students) and we will be actively left in the dark.

I wasn't sure to make of such advice, but it quickly became handy. Because I ACCEPTED it as a cultural quirk, i didn't get angry or flustered but instead LAUGHED! :)

WHY? I have no idea. But it IS how they are.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11397 on: February 22, 2020, 10:42:25 pm »
Group-thinking centres around the leader not the individual, your role in this is simply to 'nawa' when asked to join the fun. Not being asked to 'nawa' would be a problem so count your blessings and PM2,5 particles or come home.   :wink:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11398 on: February 22, 2020, 11:07:04 pm »
TWO LESSONS I LEARNED FROM OTHERS BEFORE I CAME IN 2002:

1. Decisions are announced at the last minute and it'll be "bali, bali" to get them done.

2. Foreign teachers will be the very last to be informed (even after students) and we will be actively left in the dark.

I wasn't sure to make of such advice, but it quickly became handy. Because I ACCEPTED it as a cultural quirk, i didn't get angry or flustered but instead LAUGHED! :)

WHY? I have no idea. But it IS how they are.
yes, great, but as a said, it's not just the foreigners. happens to the koreans too. just because these things exist and have existed for a long time, doesn't make them a good thing

cor, not being able to book a holiday, plan ahead appropriately, or being told you have to cut your evening short is hilarious. top quality banter, that


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11399 on: February 23, 2020, 12:04:48 am »
So, I've counted 3 blessings so far?  ;D
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