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Forget everything I said in that last post, Dominos is in the house.


a little complaining never hurt anyone

I know it might seem unbelievable, but we have bad days. Today, everything that we warned you about in our, I wish I’d known blog, has completely eaten away at me.  As an expat, sometimes we revert back to, In _______ (insert your home country here)… Today that is what I did. We have moments where we wish that the customs and attitudes and everything was the same, but then we remember there was a reason why we left and why we love where we have landed.

I am writing a disclaimer… I love living here. I love the country and the people…as you can tell from our blog and previous experiences. But at the moment I am having one of those days where I want to lose my mind!! I am sharing because that is what we do with blogs. Please know that if I read someone else’s blog that complained like this I would tell them to get over it, move on  and stop complaining… advice taken I promise.


Letter from Korea, May 2012.

Dear Ireland

I feel obliged to offer an apology for a lack of social commentary on life in Korea. Being Irish, I complain all the time, even when things are going well. If you were to sit with me for a relatively short period of time, I would undoubtedly complain about plenty of things I can do nothing about. It’s kind of an old-man syndrome I suppose.

The thing is, complaining about life in Korea doesn’t interest me as much anymore. Well, at least complaining about it on the internet and pointing out all the failings and the misery and normality of living here doesn’t interest me much. I suppose it’s just not productive. It doesn’t make my life any better, and while I’d love to attract the swathes of readers across the waeg readership who are itching for scandal and tales of depravity and inadequacy, I’m pretty to keep to myself these days. You see, it’s not just Irish people who like to complain all the time about things they can do nothing about.


Venting/Complaining

I’m angry. I’m full of piss and vinegar and I just want to vent it all over the place. But, I’m not going to. I’m going to accept what it is as what it is and allow it all to flow like a river, or something else flowy, and let everything end up as it does. Somewhere, be it happy or sad.

I’ve been debating with myself what to do here: should I rant on about all the shite that I come across on my day to day dealings with the world, or should I try to see things a little more positively and look at life and the world as the eclectic manifestation it actually is? Here’s my dilemma. I don’t want to do either of these.


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