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  • KimDuHan
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2022, 01:16:45 am »
Korea is a young or retired persons game! In between make your money!

When youíre young and dumb party it up and make friends and babies.

When youíre old open a niche business and reap in the dough.

In between leave raise a family have a career and donít live on 2.1 mil won!


  • VanIslander
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2022, 02:04:51 am »
Korea is a young or retired persons game! In between make your money!
Um,... that is a very Korean perspective imo.

I feel sorry for the retired Koreans I meet. They ain't thriving joyfully like my dad's buds have, playing golf, doing volunteer work, ... smiling and walking with pep. I just don't see it here.

As for youth: they plod to school on the sidewalk, there are a lot of sad sacks; a few master the wave and cheerfully own expectations, but, most do not. The happiest-looking Koreans are the tattooed twentysomething females working retail and the young men on scooters. ... Sad, but true.

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When youíre young and dumb party it up and make friends and babies. When youíre old open a niche business and reap in the dough. In between leave raise a family have a career and donít live on 2.1 mil won!
Um,... where is THIS coming from? It seems alien to me. Are you tapping into a Korean undercurrent? *shrug* dunno. Stunned.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #182 on: September 08, 2022, 10:13:18 am »
When I first came in 2007 I was doing numbers. Believe me. Everyone told me I was handsome, no matter where I went. I peaked back then and I haven't stopped peaking since. I get lots of messages on the dating app I am on and even some agree to meet me, so I know I am doing well.
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #183 on: September 08, 2022, 11:11:09 am »
I've definitely become a lot more cynical than I originally was. I can't blame all of that on Korea, though, I think it's just a natural part of aging and being slightly cynical to begin with.

Korea definitely sped that process up for me, though. My life is a circus here, this is about survival, lol.


  • Augustiner
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #184 on: September 08, 2022, 12:16:58 pm »
Um,... that is a very Korean perspective imo.

I feel sorry for the retired Koreans I meet. They ain't thriving joyfully like my dad's buds have, playing golf, doing volunteer work, ... smiling and walking with pep. I just don't see it here.

As for youth: they plod to school on the sidewalk, there are a lot of sad sacks; a few master the wave and cheerfully own expectations, but, most do not. The happiest-looking Koreans are the tattooed twentysomething females working retail and the young men on scooters. ... Sad, but true.
Um,... where is THIS coming from? It seems alien to me. Are you tapping into a Korean undercurrent? *shrug* dunno. Stunned.

The young men on scooters with the death wish that have life prospects so bleak they don't care if they even make it to the next smoke break rendezvous spot?  Yeah, they're just radiating joy. 


  • Bakeacake
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #185 on: September 08, 2022, 01:56:52 pm »
Yeah, he also sent me some bike photos around where he lived some time ago, and a plea not to tell anyone else or others might be able to identify where he was...he said that he was a very cautious and private person  :huh:. That was when he was speaking to me. Good photos actually, and as much as it's fun giving a bit back to him, I won't publish details. That would be too uncool and wrong.

so would you suggest I delete my previous comment?  I dont think a province is very revealing? as well as, it was deduced from images posted publicly.


Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #186 on: September 08, 2022, 02:23:32 pm »
Korea is a young or retired persons game! In between make your money!

When youíre young and dumb party it up and make friends and babies.

When youíre old open a niche business and reap in the dough.

In between leave raise a family have a career and donít live on 2.1 mil won!
Korea is doing well for me and I'm 40. I still get stares from people. Life is good. I even have to be careful not to walk on the footpath by the river that goes under the bridge because when I do, all the people lean over to wave at me and I don't want them to hurt themselves.
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Original member of the Winner's Circle with the likes of Jordan Peterson, Donald Trump, Candace Owens, Hong Joon-Pyo and Mark Dice.

Diet is 100% soy-free. I'm not a Cuckgookin. AMERICAN.


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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #187 on: September 08, 2022, 02:45:20 pm »
Korea is doing well for me and I'm 40. I still get stares from people. Life is good. I even have to be careful not to walk on the footpath by the river that goes under the bridge because when I do, all the people lean over to wave at me and I don't want them to hurt themselves.

Weren't you and your evil twin born in '74? I think 40 is a push haha


Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #188 on: September 10, 2022, 05:20:02 pm »
What was it like to be here during the Japanese occupation?
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Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #189 on: September 10, 2022, 08:04:34 pm »
What was it like to be here during the Japanese occupation?
Talked to some old dude. He said the free housing the Japanese provided to all the Americans was better than some of the hagwon housing he's seen..
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Poker pro (tournament winning). Award-winning English teacher and 1%er. Ranked self-published author.

Original member of the Winner's Circle with the likes of Jordan Peterson, Donald Trump, Candace Owens, Hong Joon-Pyo and Mark Dice.

Diet is 100% soy-free. I'm not a Cuckgookin. AMERICAN.


Re: How has your attitude to Korea changed?
« Reply #190 on: September 10, 2022, 08:52:32 pm »
That's actually a good one.
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