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Bog Roll



Joined: 07 Oct 2009
Location: JongnoGuru country. RIP mate.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my goodness.

I never knew him but he seemed a real decent bloke and like many others on here - exchanged PMs - He made a massviely funny quip about the Seoul ladies luncheon club and I laughed hard for about 10 minutes so I had to PM him and tell him how much his posts made me laugh - he PM'ed me back and he loved my posts as much as I loved his posts (this was before I was bog roll) - I was thrilled to bits.

A real funny guy on here, I am sure there are many people in his life
who are heartbroken at his passing.

It is no age and and no way to go - R.I.P fella... Crying or Very sad
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zappadelta



Joined: 31 Aug 2004

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP,

We should make a book out of his posts, they were that good
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Bramble



Joined: 26 Jan 2007
Location: National treasures need homes

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zappadelta wrote:
RIP,

We should make a book out of his posts, they were that good


Yes.
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djsmnc



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Dave's ESL Cafe

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the few posters to regularly roll with my tripe on this board! Being the Guru that he was, we posted about the same locales in Jongro and could joke about the same experiences. Shame I never met the guy, or that we may have met and weren't aware of it.

RIP and watch yourselves on these dangerous streets (and those things we refer to as "sidewalks" here)
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VanIslander



Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Location: Geoje, Hadong, Tongyeong,... now in a small coastal island town outside Gyeongsangnamdo!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

post your fav JG quotes here!
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chris_J2



Joined: 17 Apr 2006
Location: From Brisbane, Au.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:22 am    Post subject: Walkways Reply with quote

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watch yourselves on these dangerous streets (and those things we refer to as "sidewalks" here)


Yes, even pedestrians aren't all that safe in rural Korea. And that's discounting the motorbikes with delivery pizzas etc in towns. Koreans park all over the place, leaving only 1/2 a road or less, for 2 lanes of traffic to squeeze through. There is no pedestrian walkway for part of my 10 walk to the bus stop, & I have to weave on & off the road, in between convoys of trucks (There are about 50 factories in the opposite direction behind the hill where I live). I've nearly been 'collected' several times. There is no complete walkway, as the road is carved into the hillside for a large part of the way. There's also a blind corner with dirty mirrors, that I have to negotiate. You would think that the trucks & cars would stop or slow down, as it's a school crossing zone, but no, they continue screeching around that corner at 40-50 km per hour.

I hate to be morbid, but what happens if a foreigner is killed, & their family wants to have the body shipped / flown home? Is there some type of reliable, cheap insurance available within Korea to cover this? Last time I checked in Australia, they wanted 15 million won ($15k Au) for 12 months total insurance. Which I declined. In 4 years in Korea, the worst that's ever happened (touch wood), is that I twisted my ankle in June, 2008.
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canuckistan
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Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Location: Training future GS competitors.....

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've come out of my holding-down-the-fort-while-hub's-in-Iraq obscurity because someone outside of this place gave me the heads up.

A few minutes ago I was hoping and wishing it weren't true as I clicked on the link to this thread.

Jogno was one of the finest contributers these boards have ever had.

I'll be pondering the unfairness of it all this evening at the library.


!*&!?$#!*!!
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nathanrutledge



Joined: 01 May 2008
Location: Marakesh

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always saddening to hear about an untimely death, but remember, as one poster said, we only have one life to live, so live it! What good is it to live to an old age if we are so terrified of death that we shelter ourselves from life? Better to go living life than stay and do nothing.

Godspeed, JG.
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Summer Wine



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Location: Next to a River

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, sorry to hear that.

R.I.P.

Sad
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Son Deureo!



Joined: 30 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn. I never had the privilege of meeting the man, but I've often wished I had.

He was definitely one of the best contributors in this board's history, and I'd always considered his two decades of success in the ROK inspirational.

RIP, Guru.
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caniff



Joined: 03 Feb 2004
Location: All over the map

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.I.P, indeed.

I pictured him as a happy man, although you could read between the lines and know he had his tribulations (who hasn't?) Regardless, he always seemed to take the high ground, and was neither a whiner nor an apologist. He had his own take on things, and it always seemed to make sense. We should all have that capacity.

My praise to JG is that I think he wanted to bring out a little something better in others. That, to me, is the sign of a good person.
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beercanman



Joined: 16 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was a brilliant and funny guy, and this is not merely speaking well of the dead, as you know if you saw some of his posts. He was actually a special member of this site. I still feel sad we can enjoy his presence no more. I really do.
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Dimitris Stylianos
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Joined: 05 Jul 2008

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

canuckistan wrote:

Jongno was one of the finest contributers these boards have ever had.


I agree with my fellow Mod. I always enjoyed reading JG's posts; he was able to keep things interesting and yet also keep it within the rules.

I would also like to thank each and every one of you for keeping this special thread, well... special. That is a tribute to JG in itself. If there's one user who deserved such a remembrance, it was Jongnoguru.
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KumaraKitty



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
Location: Bucheon

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was so saddened to hear this. He will be missed indeed. RIP.
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Tiberious aka Sparkles



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: I'm one cool cat!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEY6_jcrzI8
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