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    mrsquirrel: Tell Us about Korea

    mrsquirrel,

    How is Korea going for you?

    How's the food, lifestyle, work, weather?

    How does the missus like it?

    Just curious.

    If you want to bin this thread, you can ask someone to do so.

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    He is pretty foking useless aint he, been there a couple of months now and all he has started on here is gay threads, luckily his missus is there now so hopefully that side of his life will be hidden away again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    How's the food, lifestyle, work, weather?
    crap, boring, long hours, pretty good if you like 4 seasons....IMO.

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    ^and the $$$?

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    IMO the best thing about korea.

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    Dull

    Money is ok. Cost of living isn't as low as it was 4 years ago.

    Hours are low. Only in front of a class for 14 hours a week. spend the rest of my time scratching my balls and being bored.

    Apartment is small but liveable.

    Got tax free status for two years though so a bonus there.

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    Well thats everything anybody ever needed or wanted to know about Korea, might aswell sticky this thread so people can be directed to everything they ever needed to know about Korea, maybe condense it down slightly?

    Everything you ever needed to know about Korea.

    IT'S BORING....

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    NOt sure what I can say.

    I will try and remember to make photo journals of some sort but I can't really think of anything to take photos of.

    Maybe I will do my commute to work tomorrow, that will be exciting.

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    Tell us more about the ball scratching.

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    well if you been there a couple of months and your wife not there, how come you ain't got a yobo to scratch your balls??

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    Well, I'm here as well so I can probably offer some insight. This is my second year here, first teaching at a public school

    1. Money --- Very good. Rent is paid for, along with flight to and from Korea, all visa fees and a bonus at the end. Oh, and pension as well. Public school teachers also get about $2,000 stipend to furnish the apartment and buy anything they need for school/teaching. Cost of living can be fairly high unless you eat Korean food all the time.

    2. Girls --- Even though my Thai lass isn't here atm, I thank my lucky stars that I'm still with her. K-girls are completely mental. Very insecure, and act like 12-year old children. Most still live with mommy and daddy (and oftentimes even sleep in the same bed), have no job, aren't independent, and just waiting for some bloke to marry them so they can go shopping for the rest of their days.

    3. Culture - shite.

    4. Beer - shite.

    5. Other bullshit - Koreans truly believe that they are living in the best country in the world. According to them, Korea produces the best fruit, the most beautiful women, and is the only country with 4 seasons. They dub their country as the international hub of asia, yet have a very limited supply of foreign products. For example, the only electronics I can buy are Samsung and LG. International hub my ass.
    Even though I live in Busan, I still get stared at.....A LOT. Not many people speak English. No one smiles. Lots of pointing and laughing. Don't want to sound racist, but Korean men are disgusting to behold - if they're not hokking loogies on the pavement, then they're acting like sissy fagstains with their pop star hair and their man-purses.

    6. Teaching --- pretty good, but it varies from school to school. Kids aren't very bright, but I've been to schools where they're fooking scholars. They're fun to teach though. And even though the textbook is the worst material I have ever seen in my 8 years of teaching, I'm pretty free to make my own stuff. My co-teachers are great (again, this varies from school to school), and I've recently found out that I get about 14 weeks of vacation this year.

    I'll try to post some pics later....promise!
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    Good - Great internet speeds.

    Bad - Not many good looking women.
    They all smell of garlic.

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    mrsq and durianfan -- thankyou!

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    a few pic's of some scool girls would be interesting

    and something for the train spotters as well!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    NOt sure what I can say.

    I will try and remember to make photo journals of some sort but I can't really think of anything to take photos of.

    Maybe I will do my commute to work tomorrow, that will be exciting.
    mrsquirrel: I'd like to see those photos.

    Serious.

    Do you take the subway?

    Durian Fan: Thanks for the info.
    Last edited by barbaro; 11-06-2007 at 12:32 PM.

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    I lived there for four years and speak the language fairly well.

    Some of the statements are true some aren't. The whole english school teacher culture is looked upon by Koreans much like the Thai's. Some curiousity, some dissention. They can be prejudice. Ask yourself what is your ethnicity? Mine, I'm Hienz 57, you name it its mixed. They are a pure race. With that said, they love the mixed child now. They were looked down on before but now the big roundish eyes, mixed with the Korean is the latest thing. When the little ones are with, the women flock them. You might want to "borrow" a mixed couples kids for a day to take to the mall, ha!

    The younger generation has forgotten the hard times and it's all pop star this and pop star that. The money was over 1000 to the $ before. There weren't so many cars. It all went downhill after the 88 Olympics.

    If you get out in the less travelled areas they are still some of the friendliest people I have ever met. Strangers will invite you in to share food and drink.

    Beer-shite, well most drink soju so I will agree with that. I personally like soju myself. A small pot with ice, shaved cukes, and maybe some met-gee-su (plume extract) make it very smooth to drink. The little stands (pochon-machas) are some of the fun places to drink under the tent.

    The food is great, spicy, sweet whatever you want. Barbecue khalbi, sangyupsal and all those extras. I enjoy the sit down on the floor and eat for 3 hours while drinking thing. Then when you get to the condo, they have ordered more food and drink! Saynge-tang (beef soup) after drinking really makes the hangover go away.

    The women, yes they can be a pain, but some of the best in bed I have ever had, bar none. (I find them very good in the oral arena). Never rushing, good for repeated wake-ups and your imagination is the limit on positions. After, always up quickly to get a wash cloth and wipe you down so you are comfortable.

    Mongering went south for the well known areas like Osan, Dongducheon and Seoul. Texas street in Busan, it's a joke. Now have fun finding a Korean girl in those joints, f - rip offs.

    Bottom line, just as in Thailand, the more of the language you know and culture you submerse yourself into, the better the time. I have traveled all thru Asia. I am not close to fluent in all the languages but knowing just a sco-shee bit has made for some great stories and memories. Or was it mammaries?

    My advice, spend some of that time you are bored learning the language. In two months you'll find a whole new world open to you. Otherwise you can do what the thousands of military have done, "It sucks here, the food sucks, the people suck, the women don't suck, ,.....".

    IMHO.
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    ^ good stuff. im on the edge of making the leap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durianfan
    5. Other bullshit - Koreans truly believe that they are living in the best country in the world. According to them, Korea produces the best fruit, the most beautiful women, and is the only country with 4 seasons. They dub their country as the international hub of asia, yet have a very limited supply of foreign products. For example, the only electronics I can buy are Samsung and LG. International hub my ass. Even though I live in Busan, I still get stared at.....A LOT. Not many people speak English. No one smiles. Lots of pointing and laughing. Don't want to sound racist, but Korean men are disgusting to behold - if they're not hokking loogies on the pavement, then they're acting like sissy fagstains with their pop star hair and their man-purses.
    I know that you used the word KOREANS, but you meant Thai didn't you.

    What has been posted by most are some of the best I have read on any area so far.

    I lived and worked in Korea many years ago for a short while, and I loved the women and the food and the country in general, don't really know why I came to Thailand, except maybe I have had enough of the 4th season in my life.

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    Will post some pictures late.



    Load of bollocks that they are pure. They are a mix of fucking chinese, mongolian and japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian View Post
    ^ good stuff. im on the edge of making the leap.
    Me, too.

    I am happy where I am at, but I've been getting bored and restless because I've been here almost 5 years (minus 8 months back in home-country.)

    I've been researching/reading a lot and corresponding with a couple of folks in Korea.

    I can always come back to where I'm at, so going up there seems very doable. A new place for a while will be refreshing, and I would study the language, as I do study it here in 'Nam.

    I now believe that within 12 months from now, I'll leave 'Nam for a while.

    Korea is #1 on the list now, and has been for over a year.
    ............

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    Bullocks on the bloodline, yes there is some mix Mrsquirrel, but is it as mixed as yours or mine? Doubtful. I'm Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, Norwegian, Italian, German and American Indian.

    They are at worse, maybe part Japanese. The Chinese and Mongol part is from waaaaaaaay back. I only met one girl who had a Japanese father and Korean mother. She was very beautiful, but had some issues due to the mix race thing.

    Heres a good article on the way they think:
    Korea's ethnic nationalism is a source of both pride and prejudice, according to Gi-Wook Shin - Shorenstein APARC

    The same prejudice or xenophobia if you will is practiced by the Japanese, and currently it's becoming prevelant in Thailand. Look at how they are thrying to keep the "farang" out of their country. Or out of their women.

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    One starts theday by waving good bye to the missus



    Down the stairs



    And pass this piece of shite.



    Look left up the alley to check for idiots



    and a quick peak at the mountain that hides Everland Koreas number one theme park.



    Down the alley on my way to work



    Look left at the big road


    and right



    remember these Koreans drive on the wrong side

    and cross the road and down another alley





    Oh look an apartmentbuilding



    a cemetry on the right



    on further into the alley (another apartment building on the right)



    over a small road and guess what another alley



    take the right fork



    come to the end



    over the road some sort of private taxis on the right



    Oh and another apartment block (aka tenament buildings)



    Look left at the fork



    and head straight on


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    remember these Koreans drive on the right side
    Thank you, thank you very much.

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    Carry on walking down the street and guess what



    look at this a school zone


    some students walking ahead of me



    more apartments



    keep on going



    hang a right down another alley



    oooh whats that up there you guessed it another apartment block



    I don't go her cause I speak Englishee and I don't know if it's a hairdressers or a handjob place and it's bit close to work



    keep going



    That she is and look at the crossing guards



    100m more



    a new station is being built



    To my sandal cupboard





    up the stairs



    my main office desk



    My classroom desks



    My TV



    And on with Teakdoor



    see why I need a warning about boobs and bum pics.

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    Fuck, that looks grim Suizza.

    This looks a lot like the Rhondda Valleys.


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