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10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO wakold

Winning an argument on the internet is just like winning the special Olympics: even if you win, you're still retarded.

You guys are a real fine example. Lee Bum Suk, as a side note, is the saddest example of all, a true unique specimen of loserness, excuse the new word I just invented. I wonder if he does anything else in life besides wasting his students' money, posting as much crap on...

4 years 8 weeks ago
English Bookstores in Centum Re: English Bookstores in Centum CanadianF2Engli...

Thanks for the info...

I went there today and ended up buying a membership for 10 000 won. That got me 20 percent off my first purchase and a coupon for another 20 percent off my next purchase as well as 20 percent off on my birthday. I also get 10 percent off whenever I show my card. Seemed like a deal.

They had a small selection of adult fiction and non fiction (weren't...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Namcheon Tax Office Re: Namcheon Tax Office helenreee

If you like to prepare prior to paying a visit to a local district office of Korean IRS, here are some contact info online and off (all written & speaking in English): 

National Tax Service:  http://www.nts.go.kr/eng/

Hotline: 1588-0560  or 02-2076-5711

E-mail :...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Angel

Chapeto- My answer to you, would be this question. You talk about researching the Internet, then why did you get such a bad job?There is a lot out there, you obviously weren't that well informed about the fact that good jobs have been here for a long , long time. There are few bad jobs, its up to you to make of what you can.I hear this time and time...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Tailor? Re: Tailor? capt_kimchi

Do you need a tailor (someone to make you suits/shirts etc),  or do you need a alteration/repair store?

If it's the former, you should try NampoDong.  There is one that claims to speak English - never been, but see the sign from the bus. It's on the street that goes toward ToseongDong/DongDaeshinDong opposite Lotte Dept. Store (T-Water is on the corner)  Alternatively,...

4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Angel

"Righteous douche bags-  how douchey a douche can be- filled with moral outrage-you've yet to run into their kind-people live a life nearly devoid of joy-moderately condescending tone with an air of authority that they improbably developed to compensate for their vapid lives.- you are obviously sure of these claims and assumptions"- ...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Stacy Laughs Re: Steak Teacher - Ask Me Anything hoipoloi

Hey, living in Saigon at the moment teaching English! Lookin at Busan for my next port of call! Would appreciate if you could fill me in on what its like?!!

Thanks!!

4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Dogarse
Yeah... that's a really bad sign.  I wouldn't apply there if I were you.
4 years 8 weeks ago
Busan, I Love You. Re: Busan, I Love You. hoipoloi

Hi,Im living in Saigon at the moment teaching English. I am interested in going to Korea, Busan next! Im just wondering what its like there? I see that most of the apartments are singles - Im used to living in a nice big place with 3 other heads. Is it possible to find more spacious apartments over there? Whats the social life like? I think I know what to expect when it comes...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Sa-rah
I saw that Avalon school is looking for 10 teachers for November....http://english.avalon.co.kr/
4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. chabello

I've got to disagree with Angel here. I've been here for almost a year and my situation is awfully similar to the original poster's. I didn't have books or any other materials to work with for about 6 months. I was forced to rely entirely on the internet, which, by the way, is both a great and terrible resource. It's great because there is so much out there. But it's terrible because there's...

4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO greg

Fantastic piece. 

This post serves well as a cautionary tale for all those considering staying on for a second (or third, sixth) year after their initial contract:  Beware the righteous douchebags who walk among us. It does not take a keen eye to recognize the postings of a douche, however this post in particular is a terrific example of just how douchey a douche can...

4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO hardpuncher

Kat,

Your top ten list made me laugh harder than the original!

4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. bare_naked_jake

This sounds all too familiar... If you don't mind me asking, what's your director's name and where do you work??

4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO tharp42
I wish.  Such a lovely beard.
4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. helenreee
TOEFL prep sounds good to me.
4 years 8 weeks ago
English Bookstores in Centum Re: English Bookstores in Centum Beverly-Burke
I don't know if they sell Times for Kids, but there is an English bookstore in Trump World Centum (same building as Outback). It is called English Plus. They have lots of children's books and text books from the United States. They also have American board games and DVDs in English. They also have books about teaching English. They are open until 7, I believe. However, they are closed on Sundays.
4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO SolidChamp

Edit:

Never mind.

4 years 8 weeks ago
Socrates Cafe - Blinded by culture? Re: Socrates Cafe - Blinded by our own culture? Angel
I think the correct term used to phrase this is Bounded Rationality i.e the choices and decisions we make here are limited by our own prejudice to an extent, and our cultural eye.I think being blinded is an incorrect term, you can be affected, stimulated, coerced, biased, but not blinded.If you are blind- you can not see, absorb, assimilate and that is...
4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Sa-rah

I've only lived in Busan for 1 year but I've been in Korea for 7and a half. I don';t know about Hogwans down here but  I would suggest that the only abnormal thing you have mentioned is the fact that you only get 10 days holiday. The usual situation is 10 days plus national holidays. 

The situation doesn't sound amazing from what you've said but your experience here...

4 years 8 weeks ago
10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Re: 10 THINGS IN KOREA THAT I'LL NEVER, EVER DO Angel
Is your girlfriend's name Roy?
4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. lee-bum-suk

Kite, he might just be clueless. Many Koreans are when it comes to matters dealing with visas and us. With that said though you mentioned that he has had dealings with foreigners before. Be on your toes. If not having health care and pension really bothers you then mention it to him but if you can get along without it and not care to shake the hornets nest then by all means let ...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Banks that Issue Certified Cheques Re: Banks that Issue Certified Cheques lee-bum-suk

Yes, you should be able to get a money order in Canadian dollars. I wouldn't go to farmers,fisherman mutual(nong/su-hyup) but one of the bigger banks should be ok. Korea exchange bank or busan bank or jae-il. Good luck.....make sure it's payable to the receiver general or whomever you have in Canada.

4 years 8 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. kiteupusan

Thanks everyone, there was some good info in there.  I didn't even think about documentation on my insurance or pension plan.  I can definitely stick it out and I'm sure changing jobs is far more complicated than it sounds.  I just haven't been explained anything which worries me, my director is either that spacey or is setting me up to screw me.  He seems like a good...

4 years 8 weeks ago
Banks that Issue Certified Cheques Re: Banks that Issue Certified Cheques Peppie
I just verified on the RCMP website that money orders are accepted and yes it must be in Canadian dollars. Are you certain I can obtain one at a bank? Like I said, it has been several years since I did this and I may very well have gotten one last time, I just can't remember. Thanks for your help.
4 years 8 weeks ago

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