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  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« on: January 25, 2022, 02:26:22 pm »
My boss knows what I like.  He also likes Californian wines.





  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 03:08:01 pm »
My school never gave me a gift. 


Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 03:12:17 pm »
I just received cold and impersonal gift certificates from Shinsegae/EMart.  It lacks a personal touch but my long time co-teachers (two years) swear I'm impossible to shop for.  I think they're still upset about having to return that Ralph Lauren Polo sweater they got me for Chuseok, but baby blue completely washes me out.  I, in turn, made a donation on behalf of all of my co-teachers to The Human Fund.  I must say, I was pretty generous this year as well. 


  • D.L.Orean
  • Expert Waygook

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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 03:16:01 pm »
I just received cold and impersonal gift certificates from Shinsegae/EMart.  It lacks a personal touch but my long time co-teachers (two years) swear I'm impossible to shop for.  I think they're still upset about having to return that Ralph Lauren Polo sweater they got me for Chuseok, but baby blue completely washes me out.  I, in turn, made a donation on behalf of all of my co-teachers to The Human Fund.  I must say, I was pretty generous this year as well.

The gift certificates can be a little tricky. I was given an envelope with cash and told to take a couple extra days off for the holiday.
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  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1177

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 04:58:04 pm »

SPQR, I thought you had a study room. Anyway, the wine looks great.


I've done IT work for a company since 1997. I work from home now.

A small but welcome monthly income.


  • VanIslander
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Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 05:38:11 pm »
Dang nothing.

But every year (the last four years here) the boss takes the staff out for lunch on my birthday and I get a cake, birthday song and pictures are taken.

At Christmas some coworkers give me gifts and the director gives Baskin-Robbins ice cream, a box of halla bong or some traditional makkoli from his home town.

He got the memo from somewhere that us waygooks don't celebrate lunar calendar holidays.



  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 05:51:08 pm »
But every year (the last four years here) the boss takes the staff out for lunch on my birthday and I get a cake, birthday song and pictures are taken.

Do they do this for everyone's birthday or are you some kind of Golden Boy? hahaha


  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1177

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 06:07:12 pm »

 Anyway, the wine looks great.


My freaking wife gave away the Bogle to a neighbor. I couldn't believe it.

She said she would replace it. Then she asks, "What kind was it, red?" Shit.


  • VanIslander
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Re: What was your Lunar New Year gift?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 07:13:38 pm »
Do they do this for everyone's birthday or are you some kind of Golden Boy? hahaha
I am the only waygook. I guess that's why.