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Rural Korea how to stay sane
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matthagwon



Joined: 28 Sep 2013
Location: Japan lite

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Rural Korea how to stay sane Reply with quote

Every weekend I've been going to Seoul so far except for this last weekend. This was an extremely boring weekend I didn't even see barely anyone out and about. The lack of people and things to do in a rural area really takes it toll on foreigners. On Facebook groups I've seen people in worse rural areas that can't take it and eventually midnight run. How do you deal with the cultural isolation and lack of things?
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not take advantage of one of the random women you spoke Korean to/adult one to one students/co workers all apparantly queueing up to have sex with you? That'll pass the time.
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andrewchon



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

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Soon it'll be ski-season, Dec 1st. You can go skiing.

2. Looks as though intellectual pursuits such as learning languages, musical instrument, degree by correspondence etc is not for you, might I suggest: hibernation? Laughing
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Who's Your Daddy?



Joined: 30 May 2010
Location: The joy's in the ride.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a car and go fishing? I think your trips to Seoul (maybe try Busan) are a good idea.
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michaelfehon



Joined: 13 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't.
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matthagwon



Joined: 28 Sep 2013
Location: Japan lite

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edwardcatflap wrote:
Why not take advantage of one of the random women you spoke Korean to/adult one to one students/co workers all apparantly queueing up to have sex with you? That'll pass the time.


I don't want stds and I'm not the kind of person to bang anything with a hole. If your white and never got hit on by a Korean woman you must be really ugly. Still bored in rural Korea but don't have any stds.
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OBwannabe



Joined: 16 Feb 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matthagwon wrote:
edwardcatflap wrote:
Why not take advantage of one of the random women you spoke Korean to/adult one to one students/co workers all apparantly queueing up to have sex with you? That'll pass the time.


I don't want stds and I'm not the kind of person to bang anything with a hole. If your white and never got hit on by a Korean woman you must be really ugly. Still bored in rural Korea but don't have any stds.


I think, for the most part, those who were introverted/anti-social back home are the only ones who can manage living in a rural Korea for any length of time(Although I'm sure there are exceptions). I live in a city of over a million and I can hardly stand it. If I can get a good job in Seoul when my contract is up, I'm there.
As for being so proud of not having an std....stop C-blocking yourself. I've lived a blessed life in that area of my life and have never contracted a STD. And even if I had...most are cleared with some antibiotics. Glad I didn't sit at home all this time only wishing I could have success with girls, but too paralyzed with fear of getting a venereal disease.

If you've got an attractive lady vying for your attention, go for it! It will certainly help you pass the time....not to mention open up a whole new world ( if she's Korean).

Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
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yodanole



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXhXLsNJL8
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:


If your white and never got hit on by a Korean woman you must be really ugly.


Ha, happens to me everywhere mate not just Korea. That's why I didn't feel the need to post about all my exciting new experiences of women actually showing an interest in me on Daves Laughing
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goat



Joined: 23 Feb 2010

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Re: Rural Korea how to stay sane Reply with quote

matthagwon wrote:
Every weekend I've been going to Seoul so far except for this last weekend. This was an extremely boring weekend I didn't even see barely anyone out and about. The lack of people and things to do in a rural area really takes it toll on foreigners. On Facebook groups I've seen people in worse rural areas that can't take it and eventually midnight run. How do you deal with the cultural isolation and lack of things?


Make friends with some of the locals. There must me several single coworkers or single ladies around town. You can't simply sit over in the corner of the coffee shop, glancing over the top of your Huckleberry Finn book and hoping she is going to come over and introduce herself. Or keep twiddling your thumbs and thinking she is about to come over then eventually watching her walk out the door.

Yeah, yeah, come off the 'I don't want to get stds.'
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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My worst nightmare is living in rural Korea. Urban Korea has severe cultural, intellectual and material limitations. Rural Korea would be absolutely egregious, atrocious and untenable.
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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My worst nightmare is living in rural Korea. Urban Korea has severe cultural, intellectual and material limitations. Rural Korea would be absolutely egregious, atrocious and untenable.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FDNY wrote:
My worst nightmare is living in rural Korea. Urban Korea has severe cultural, intellectual and material limitations. Rural Korea would be absolutely egregious, atrocious and untenable.


My last school in a city of 15000 in Chungnam was nothing like that. With easy access to Seoul on weekends, rural Korea is easy to deal with and even quite enjoyable with nicer teachers and children.
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warmachinenkorea



Joined: 12 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the car idea. My wife and I bought a car after two years here and it opens you up to so much more of Korea.
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wishfullthinkng



Joined: 05 Mar 2010

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy a gaming pc and become the only waegook league of legends professional in korea.

mountains of money and rabid fangirls are only a few mouse clicks away young padawan.
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