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.
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?
Jeeze this is an old post - where am I?
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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.
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.
<font color=red>We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. - Eisenhower</font color=red>
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?
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.
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....
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
mayhem with buddies
Religious wars are 2 groups of people fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.