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the f-uped x-mas thread!

 
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ricochet



Joined: 04 Sep 2011
Location: been there done that gotta t-shirt

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: the f-uped x-mas thread! Reply with quote

no, i love Christmas but because of personal issues, location, and other obligations, bad-timing-things im not able to mention on this site, 'hum-bug,' whatever that means... this Christmas SUCKS!!! Evil or Very Mad

i mean, what the hell should i expect? what is it about? dont give me that Christian lobby thingy... dont give me that spiritual good will tradition... i gave at the office, ok??? Evil or Very Mad

why do i feel like its just another day-off this year... how about you? Rolling Eyes
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Unibrow



Joined: 20 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just drank same as most nights
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.
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Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much better in Bangkok where is it 33C outside and all the stores only have one Christmas tape that the play over and over again.
I did miss my family quite a bit this year. Thanks for giving me a chance to express that.
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transmogrifier



Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.


It's almost as if it wasn't a traditional Korean holiday!
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Taylormade



Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Location: Incheon

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transmogrifier wrote:
Dodge7 wrote:
Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.


It's almost as if it wasn't a traditional Korean holiday!


Very Happy
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northway



Joined: 05 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transmogrifier wrote:
Dodge7 wrote:
Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.


It's almost as if it wasn't a traditional Korean holiday!


Everything would be better if he had a wife and kid. Oh, wait...
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NYC_Gal 2.0



Joined: 10 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Christmas Story marathon is nearly over. I have American cable
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas in Korea used to be more Christmas-y when we were destitute. We'd all go to churches because they gave presents. With 50 won you could buy a roasted sweet-potato. Other kids would gather around you and beg for the potato skin. With 100 won, you could get so much boiled silkworm larvae that you couldn't finish it but wasting food was sin, we always finished it. We'd keep Christmas cards because some of them were so beautifully made. We not only collected stamps but also collected Christmas Seals. We didn't know that they had no value. H.C. Andersen's story of 'Little Match Seller' wasn't fairy-tale for us then, they were realities kept from us by the grown-ups, sort of like 'your dog has to gone to the farm', not 'the garbage pick-up ajossi killed and ate out Lassie'.
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ricochet



Joined: 04 Sep 2011
Location: been there done that gotta t-shirt

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and now i just found out that i have to work til 5pm!!! Shocked

this is the worst Xmas ive ever had in my life! Crying or Very sad
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, today is the Boxing Day, the day when the boss and workers exchange places. Make the students teach you, and then tell 'em: Boooring!
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYC_Gal 2.0 wrote:
The Christmas Story marathon is nearly over. I have American cable

How do you get American cable?
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
NYC_Gal 2.0 wrote:
The Christmas Story marathon is nearly over. I have American cable

How do you get American cable?


Slingbox is one way.
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fustiancorduroy



Joined: 12 Jan 2007

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

northway wrote:
transmogrifier wrote:
Dodge7 wrote:
Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.


It's almost as if it wasn't a traditional Korean holiday!


Everything would be better if he had a wife and kid. Oh, wait...


Also, there were church services, in English even, on Christmas day. And you can buy a Christmas tree and put presents under it. That's what I've been doing for the past four years.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
Why did it feel like just another day off? Because looking around this drab place for all intents and purposes it WAS just another day off: no Christmas lights. No family. No Christmas Story on TV. No church. No Christmas tree with presents underneath. No decorations around the stores. Very little snow.
Christmas in Korea SUCKS.


No church? So, why are there so many red neon crucifixes shining at night?
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