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March 28, 2001 11:54:30 AM

Man is it a tough life for foreigners living in Korea or what. They don't speak any other languages other than their own even though they know how to speak English or whatever. Even if they did, their English will be much of a guessing game translating their Korean slang (like 'large' pronounced as 'largEE' or 'cheese' as 'cheeCHEE'). They borrow 99.999% of the computer terms from English and still they use their Korean alphabets to make exact sounds even for English alphabets like 'CD-ROM'. They charge RAM prices like 40-60% higher than what those locals get and that is just killing me. They give you receipts that you can't even read a word besides those arabic numbers. If you are carrying something bulky like monitors and try to cross the pedestrian crossing becareful because most of the time cars (and especially delivery motorcycles) will pass like there was no traffic lights. I spent 5 hours driving around Seoul looking for a DUSTPAN and i failed.

I wonder what developed country this is. Maybe I cannot complain to Consumer Affairs because they won't talk to me anyway. If any of you are going to be posted to Korea for long missions think not twice, but <b>THRICE</b>. Maybe you will like it not for their life but for some challenge getting around.

By the way if any of you Koreans out there want to flame me go ahead. I even doubt you even want to surf outside Korean websites.

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March 29, 2001 12:43:19 AM

Where have you been all these months?

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March 29, 2001 6:07:36 AM

Depressed by Koreans.

Heh. Actually it was not that serious. Just that my school starts to get loads of work and I have no time for this. Now, I am almost graduating now so... I'm 'back'.

Good to feel be back.

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May 6, 2001 2:21:48 PM

Heaven forbid that they should speak their own language in their own country hey? I think we should insist that they all get mandatory English lessons, despite the fact that the majority of their international business is being conducted with Chinese or Japanese speakers...

What nationality are you any way?


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May 20, 2001 11:29:46 AM

I had a friend who was teaching english in Korea, she got fired because the boss threw a chair at her and she left the room, It seems it was a loss of face for him for her to walk out, she should have pulled out a glock and put a cap in his arse.That would have fixed him!!!!
June 25, 2001 5:28:00 AM

different country, different way of life, different customs. If you don't understand them, don't go there. My god, the ignornance of some people, expecting every country to be like N.America.
June 26, 2001 11:19:50 PM

I once left a group of american friends in eupope to fend for themselves since I was sick and tire of hearing them bitch. "Why are they so stupid that they can't speak english?", "Where's McDonalds", "Where's Starbucks?"

Stupid ignorance I say. As American's we need to realize that there is a world beyond our borders.

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June 27, 2001 3:54:38 PM

Yeah, I agree. I've lived in Africa and Australia (and visited England), and there are no worse tourists than the Americans. Sure, the Japanese are EVERYWHERE, but Americans have quality over quantity.

Apple? Macintosh? What are these strange words you speak?
July 15, 2001 2:17:00 PM

As time goes by...other countries will become even more like America. After all...America IS a melting-pot of all nations. To other nations I say look at America and see yourselves.

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July 16, 2001 5:06:21 PM

Nah, that just means that we got the stupidest people from every other country :) 

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July 16, 2001 8:54:19 PM

I don’t think America is really a melting pot of nationalities.

I live in Chicago and blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, Russians and Italians each have there own district where they speak their own language, follow their own culture and have their own little piece of the city. They don’t want to mix, and perhaps for good reason.

Of the mixed communities…It’s like someone just did a “FORMAT:\Brain”.
Bunch of stupid yuppies. No individuality, No free thought, I’m surrounded by lemmings.

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July 17, 2001 1:52:55 PM

It's not perfect, but compared to every country I've ever been to we're by far the most diverse.

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July 26, 2001 2:07:55 AM

come to australia then.
we are pretty diverse & tollerant.
+ we make fun of americans on a daily basis.

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July 26, 2001 3:12:26 PM

Liar. Everybody loved me when I went to Australia. I could've had any woman I wanted :) 

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July 26, 2001 11:49:46 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.......Aklein falls off his seat LOL.


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July 30, 2001 2:16:05 AM

Yo man... if you need any help living in Korea, or having trouble getting the components you want, contact me... and I DO speak English better than that... I think if you were living in Japan. you'd be going crazy by now.... :) 

August 1, 2001 11:31:48 PM

Hmmm, you should see what our media does with the crocidile hunter....I think we're even :) 

Ah krikie, my arm...

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September 22, 2001 7:56:31 AM

Was that you Machow, that I saw playing DFLW (Landwarrior) online?

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September 22, 2001 9:13:01 AM

nope... never play such games... acutally never played networked games.

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October 5, 2001 12:28:06 AM

dont know what your missing machow....

the thrill
the excitiment
the challenge... of not getting your ass hosed every 10 seconds cauz your weazely opponent is some 12 year old kid with a super fast cable modem who does NOTHING else apart from play online!


serious sam cooperative is the way to go :) 
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