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Offline Dave Stepz

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4880 on: Today at 08:44:03 AM »
So my mom is coming for a visit in March, and since I'm not going to be hobbled up on crutches after knee surgery like the last time she came, I will be able to accompany and take her to some different things around town/Korea. Any ideas? She's on the disabled side, not in a wheel chair, but still not able to spend all day hiking. I was thinking about taking her on a temple stay or day stay, we're going to the Paralympics and spending a day walking around Gangneung, we're going to go to Hwaseong fortress and the Yongin Korean Village, any other ideas. I was also thinking about a tea spa. Maybe a dog cafe again... I feel like I've been here so long, nothing seems that interesting.

Last time, she already went to the palaces and museums in Seoul, we went on a fall foliage temple tour, dog cafe, around La Festa and Lake Park in Ilsan...

Always nice when family come to stay, I found that the bits you find boring are the bits that someone who's not used to them, will find really interesting.  My dad, who's in his late seventies and not massively mobile, has been three times.  The first year was my wedding, so we went to Seoul on our wedding night and stayed in the Lotte Hotel.  He really hates lots of people, so didn't really like Seoul.  The next year, we (plus my wife) went down the west coast (I live in Chungnam) and went to Byeonsanbando and then to the bamboo fields in Damyang, and then to the green tea fields in Boseong.  Staying for an extra night in Gwangju.  We stayed in a couple of hotels and I made sure not to push him too hard as he'd just get tired.  The next year, he came was in Chuseok, so travelling was difficult so stayed around Chungnam and went to the beaches in Taean and then to Gongju.  Those simple trips seemed to be the nicest, although finding nice hotels outside of Seoul can be tricky.  Could you take a trip to Ullreungdo?  If I had the time with my dad, I'd do that.  But it depends on the time you have.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4881 on: Today at 10:27:46 AM »
So my mom is coming for a visit in March, and since I'm not going to be hobbled up on crutches after knee surgery like the last time she came, I will be able to accompany and take her to some different things around town/Korea. Any ideas? She's on the disabled side, not in a wheel chair, but still not able to spend all day hiking. I was thinking about taking her on a temple stay or day stay, we're going to the Paralympics and spending a day walking around Gangneung, we're going to go to Hwaseong fortress and the Yongin Korean Village, any other ideas. I was also thinking about a tea spa. Maybe a dog cafe again... I feel like I've been here so long, nothing seems that interesting.

Last time, she already went to the palaces and museums in Seoul, we went on a fall foliage temple tour, dog cafe, around La Festa and Lake Park in Ilsan...

Always nice when family come to stay, I found that the bits you find boring are the bits that someone who's not used to them, will find really interesting.  My dad, who's in his late seventies and not massively mobile, has been three times.  The first year was my wedding, so we went to Seoul on our wedding night and stayed in the Lotte Hotel.  He really hates lots of people, so didn't really like Seoul.  The next year, we (plus my wife) went down the west coast (I live in Chungnam) and went to Byeonsanbando and then to the bamboo fields in Damyang, and then to the green tea fields in Boseong.  Staying for an extra night in Gwangju.  We stayed in a couple of hotels and I made sure not to push him too hard as he'd just get tired.  The next year, he came was in Chuseok, so travelling was difficult so stayed around Chungnam and went to the beaches in Taean and then to Gongju.  Those simple trips seemed to be the nicest, although finding nice hotels outside of Seoul can be tricky.  Could you take a trip to Ullreungdo?  If I had the time with my dad, I'd do that.  But it depends on the time you have.
Yeah, I'm only planning one Seoul day since we are farm/small town folk and she would be blown away by all the people at first, but would get tired of it quickly I believe. One of the problems is that she is coming during work time. I have one week off while she is here, so we are going to go to Malaysia for that, and I know she will need some rest time after that, so I don't really want to plan for any other long trips. Ullreongdo sounds nice, though if anything, we may go to Jeju, since she wanted to go there last time, but didn't want to go alone and I just couldn't. If that were to happen though, I would have to take a few personal days. It would be nice to find a few places for weekend day trips from Suwon or a few evening outings.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4882 on: Today at 11:08:00 AM »
Why must every disagreement on waygook  degenerate into a pi$$ing contest?  Whatever happened to respecting others' rights to have and express opinions?  Or logically rebutting, as opposed to name calling?

Sometimes the size of the egos on this board astounds me.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4883 on: Today at 11:12:30 AM »
Why must every disagreement on waygook  degenerate into a pi$$ing contest?  Whatever happened to respecting others' rights to have and express opinions?  Or logically rebutting, as opposed to name calling?

Sometimes the size of the egos on this board astounds me.

yep.  i like a good argument/debate sometimes.  that's not what's happening here anymore. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4884 on: Today at 11:19:44 AM »
Why must every disagreement on waygook  degenerate into a pi$$ing contest?  Whatever happened to respecting others' rights to have and express opinions?  Or logically rebutting, as opposed to name calling?

Sometimes the size of the egos on this board astounds me.
Name and shame!  :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4885 on: Today at 11:20:44 AM »
Combination of boredom and frustration in some cases, maybe. People tend to get pissy about things, and peeves turn into arguments because people can sometimes have a hard time seeing the gray in between all of that black and white. Then it escalates and people double down, and you've got yourself a pointless derail. xD

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4886 on: Today at 11:24:23 AM »
Why must every disagreement on waygook  degenerate into a pi$$ing contest?  Whatever happened to respecting others' rights to have and express opinions?  Or logically rebutting, as opposed to name calling?

Sometimes the size of the egos on this board astounds me.
Name and shame!  :smiley:

Nah, people can read for themselves and figure it out on their own.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4887 on: Today at 11:40:25 AM »
I notice this time and time again.  I was watching Rambo 3 last night on SuperAction, and notice that you never see him eating breakfast or some quick snack like a croissant and a splash of confiture, before he goes off doing all his energetic stuff.  If I was in a film like that, I'd like it to be as close to reality as possible.  Breakfast involving poached eggs, maybe see me brushing my teeth and a quick coffee before heading off and killing a load of Russians.  Is that too much to ask?