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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 9:27 pm    Post subject: yesh well Reply with quote

on my first fukuoka run, i was at the beach at midnight. not a soul/sole/seoul in sight - perfect night - cool & calm.

anyways, this green rubber ball washes up on the shore. i pick it up and enblazoned on it in navy marker is a huge "D". now, i imagine that one day i will end up living there.

read the signs

denz
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry denz, that was my friend D marking his territory.
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easy mistake.

denz
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Busan slagging is understandable, but there's one more thing to keep in mind (as in any city). Busan is no great shakes, but where you live in Busan makes all the difference in the world...

Fukuoka is nice, though.
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chigtiymerdekh



Joined: 02 Jun 2003
Location: Johannesburg

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denz ..it 's spelt e-z
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chigtiymerdekh wrote:
Denz ..it 's spelt e-z


nogal!

denz
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duncan McCocinue wrote:
Oh God.....they've got to Derrick. I bet he's sitting at home right now in his "Be the Reds" shirt spanking to the notion of becoming the only white guy in the inner circle of Korean invaders as they take over the world. Kind of like the Irish lawyer in the Godfather who managed to hang with the "family."

Korea has made very impressive progress over the past fifty years and has already established itself as an economic force. As for Korea becomming the future world power, I'd put my money on China in a second over this place.

Stop eating so much gimchi, it's getting to ya.



Someone's a genius. He was being sarcastic there Duncan.
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chigtiymerdekh



Joined: 02 Jun 2003
Location: Johannesburg

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denz ..it 's spelt 'deacher'
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chigtiymerdekh



Joined: 02 Jun 2003
Location: Johannesburg

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duncan is a genius it seems ..dont need no bum to teach him the sarcasm.

Duncan , whoever you are , you're 'sargtastic' ...keep it up old chap or I will be so bored reading the other stuff.
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run Forrest Run Wrote:

Quote:
Oh, and you have better chances of getting laid in Japan.


Yea...so I noticed.... Crying or Very sad


Today's Ramble is sponsered by the Letter W...
...And by the number 1



JAPAN

GWoW: So when is your curfew?

JapGirl: I do not have curfew.

GWoW: And you're how old?

JapGirl: 17

GWoW: Even though we only just met, can I cook dinner for you at my place?

JapGirl: Yes!!!! Yes, so much yes!!!!!!!!

GWoW: Do you want to have sex?

JapGirl: Give me some time.

GWoW: How long?

JapGirl: How long it takes to walk to your house?

GWoW: Hmm...10 minutes

JapGirl: Give me 11 minutes

GWoW: So, that is a yes?

JapGirl: I'm too shy to say yes, so I'll just nod, ok?

GWoW: Fine by me![saliva all over mouth]



KOREA

GWoW: So when is your curfew?

KorGirl: 8 PM

GWoW: And you're how old?

KorGirl: 33

GWoW: Hmm..how about coffee?

KorGirl: O.K. but not anywhere near my house in case someone I know sees me with a white guy and my family finds out and I get disgraced, beaten, tarred, and feathered.

GWoW: So, sex is out of the question?

KorGirl: Give me some time

GWoW: How long?

KorGirl: Maybe 4 years.

GWoW: Sure. No problem. I'm just going to go to the..er...washroom. Then PC Bang. Then the er,library. Back in a bit...


PART TWO OF THE SERIES:

JAPAN:

[scene: Tokyo Subway]

JapBusMan: Herro sir. Prease arrow me to intloduce myself. I am Japanese Business Man.

GWoW: Hajjimaste. Watashi wa eigo sensai des. Watashi wa Canadajin des.

JapBusMan: Jozzu! Anata no Nippongo wa!!

GWoW: Eii. Watashi no Nippongo wa yoku nai.

JapBusMan: You lie. Haha!

GWoW: Haha

JapBusMan: Can you please help me kudesai?

GWoW: Maybe. What can I help you with?

JapBusMan: I wish about learn about Engrish. You come with me for one hour I give to you 4000 Yen.

GWoW: Sure! Let's me teach you "Ka-Ching!" like the sound of a cash register opening....

KOREA

[Scene: Seoul Subway]

KorBusMan: Hello!!!

GWoW: Um, anyeong.

KorBusMan: Where you plum?

GWoW: Canada.

KorBusMan: Ho-kayyy! Belly good! Canada belly good!

GWoW: Thank-you

KorBusMan: I am plum Kolea!!!!

GWoW: ...you don't say...

KorBusMan: Yesuh I say!!! You me flendsuh!!

GWoW: ..we are??

KorBusMan: Yesuh! You give to me handuh pone numbah!!

GWoW: Na neun handuh pone obbseoyo

KorBusMan: Pleasuh say in enguhlishi!! Ho-Kay!!

GWoW: Neon malhaetneundeh nan ni chingu imnikka?

KorBusMan: No kolean!! Only engulishi!!

GWoW: Nan Hangukmaleul gongbu haeyo. Nan haksaeng imnida.

KorBusMan: No! No! No! Enlishi!!!!

GWoW: Museun munjeh ya?!

KorBusMan: I no like you speak Kolean!

GWoW: Ho-kayy! I speakuh in Englishi.

KorBusMan: HO-KAY!!

GWoW: Bye bye!!! [walks away]
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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Weekend in Japan - back in Korea and depressed! Reply with quote

andrew wrote:
I just went to Fukuoka for the weekend - it was my first time out of Korea since arriving in January.

For the first time in those five months, I didn't have to deal with staring, spit everywhere I walk, garbage all over the place, etc. I didn't even encounter many smokers. Best of all, not one person made a comment that I was "fat". The streets and alleyways seemed to be swept broom-clean. Elderly Japanese seemed so friendly compared to the rudeness I have seen in many of the adjummas in Korea. Basically, I felt respected as a person.

As soon as I arrived back in Busan for my bus trip home, I encountered the same old things again - every one of them in the first hour.

Now I feel depressed and wish I were teaching in Japan or back home. Has anyone else experienced this feeling and how do you deal with it? I hope to visit Japan again next month if I can. Thanks!


Why put up with the torture of working in Korea? Take the next plane out to Japan... Why work here if you don't want to???
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William Beckerson
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Whiner! You've mastered the art of "Funny cuz it's true"
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chi-chi



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mods you may delete

Last edited by chi-chi on Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:28 pm; edited 1 time in total
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William Beckerson
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chi-Chi: I cant speak for Whiner, but I got a Korean woman and the fact that I'm over 30 keeping me locked down to this nation of shady businesses and freaky waegooks.
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HardyandTiny



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:55 am    Post subject: Re: Weekend in Japan - back in Korea and depressed! Reply with quote

[quote="]
Why put up with the torture of working in Korea? Take the next plane out to Japan... Why work here if you don't want to???[/quote]

My Korean girlfriend is growing back her big ol' protruding incisors.
You just have to ask and be honest and it ain't so bad here.
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