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Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! Angel
ROV 22-  I learnt however that (ABSOLUTELY in their perspective) we both would 'lose face'. Confronting them as some amateur residents do won't change their opinion anyway of Westerners being rude, ugly and evil.- 

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6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kilhallon

Hi Paul,

No, dragged a few items in from the latest thread concerning racism and how to combat it with different techniques, including intimidation. Can't really see how that works as it antagonises an individual who is already off track, even more.

But as you commented, nuff said.

I can only consider myself extremely fortunate in my location, it is rare to see any form of...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! Paul Gaasenbeek

Kil, what are you talking about? Rasicm was mentioned on your other post and was not sure what it was about so I mentioned a little something. As it turns out it is from another thread.

 

"lets all tell teacher we are having a bad time, and it will all go away" Not sure what this is but it is not from me???

As for racism, again from another post-yes, it is widespread...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kilhallon

"As for the racist thing, I am not sure what you are talking about". 

Come on Paul, here is your latest comment on the other post reference "lets all tell teacher we are having a bad time, and it will all go away"

''Racism is widespread here"

Not your...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! DrNugu
Well said Paul.
6 years 43 weeks ago
Which store? Hunting down a power converter Re: Which store? Hunting down a power converter mattsid
Where? It just might help people posting a similar question in future.
6 years 43 weeks ago
Let me know some largest shop of Black Yak Re: Let me know some largest shop of Black Yak mattsid

There are outdoor and hiking shops all over town that sell Black Yak as well as other Korean brands such as K2, Campline and Treksta, and international brands.

Your best bet is Nampodong since they seem to have the most shops in one area. On the main road near the Jalgachi fish market entrance are at least 4 shops. There is also OK Outdoor that carries a huge range of equipment...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! Paul Gaasenbeek

Racism is widespread here. I have too many stories to write here but one thing is for sure, most are just insecure with themselves. Korea is very competitive. One global way to try and make yourself feel better is by knocking others down and that happens a lot here. This is not good but it happens everywhere between all people.

My wife is Korean and we get heckled at a lot by guys who...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! Paul Gaasenbeek

wow kil, did you even read my post. I love it here. The real Korea. Not the one people make in their minds. And yes, my facts are as such-facts. Look them up my friend. But that said, again, if you cant accept them then it is you that does not like Korea. I can live with all that is "wrong' as it is none of my business. I wont be leaving for another 15 years or so. I am actually going to be...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kilhallon

Wow Paul, quite a rant, guess the holiday hasn't done much for your mood!!

Sorry friend, you have not stated facts, only your own interpretation of them. 

Same as you I've been here longer than I wish to remember, some 14 years or so, and yes, I will agree that the system is somewhat flawed and ragged around the edges, but you are not at home, but another universe, another...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Which store? Hunting down a power converter Re: Which store? Hunting down a power converter rmcnulty83
found one, nevermind.
6 years 43 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! rov25

I don't mean to antagonise the OP, but I've been reading a book on Korean business etiquette recently, and it seems that the hierarchical classist Korean society may have a different perspective on your opinions. I do agree that your complaints are well supported by personal examples, which in our Western perspective are completely valid and fair. There's also a different perspective as to how...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Sausages Re: Sausages mattsid
Bangers n Mash is a traditional English / British Isles dish. So to use a German 'style' sausage in the recipe kind of disqualifies them from calling it bangers n mash. Semantics? Maybe. Still useful information from the above poster, though. 
6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kwaz666

Why did you delete my post?

 

With all this that you said, how many of you "bros" are going to welcome this guy when he comes?

 

6 years 43 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! lee-bum-suk

Angel I have a new found respect for you.

I have taken the blunt of many a joke, some deserved some not. I don't dwell on them anymore but I'm not a play toy for my sister in laws children on chusok either. She is a animal(doesn't deserve the 'n') that simply drops out children and I'm not going to 'take' them for the vacations so they can learn Engrishee....

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! Paul Gaasenbeek

By proud you mean incredibly insecure and narcissistic? I have been here for over 7 years and I dont feel the warmth at all. It is cold here man.  No soul-no pun intended.

My wife is Korean and I have made a good life for myself here but to say people here are proud and warm..hmmm, interesting. Let's take a look at Korea.  Everything is under the table (which is...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! lee-bum-suk

Thanks big A.

Forget pay scale koreans there don't make that much more money than we country folk in kyungnam region. It certainly isn't enough to offset having a 32pyung house in Seoul which is probably 4-5-10times what it is here. I can't live in poverty to appease an area. I never understood why people do.

I'm rich here, why would anyone move to be poor?...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! DrNugu

What about "Bored during Chu-seok and write long dramatic essays Syndrome?" There seems to be a lot of that going on recently. I guess it's contagious, so here goes:

Anyways, there has always been racism in Korea; it's been a near homogeneous society for much of its existence. I'm not condoning it, but it happens everywhere minorities exist. Use is as a learning experience. It...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Facebook Groups related to Korea (Updated) Re: Facebook Groups related to Korea eatyourkimchi

Eatyourkimchi has a Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eat-Your-Kimchi/196183141101 

Huzzah!

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kilhallon

kwaz666, I'm a little confused at this point in time.

Can we assume that you do not live here?

If you DO live here, why are you still here, your life must be so depressing with everyone and everything so against you.  

With your negative attitude, it is hardly surprising that you have no friends in the long term brigade, cause as LBS says, no one wants to know, or...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Sausages Re: Sausages gypsyxvi
I've never have had bangers n' mash...so I don't even know what to expect.

However, I have been reading up on old posts via this forum.

Someone had posted about a restaurant called Gecko's that supposedly has bangers n' mash. if I understand there is one in Haeundae.

Here is the website, altho it says german-style with kraut and gravy?

-_-...
6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! Angel

 I will say one thing- because basically everyone wants to live in Busan, the pay scale is a bit lower than say, the provinces or even other cities. You can research that through various job posting sites or EPIK (if you choose public school).- not true


Like you said transient vagabonds on their way to vietnam to get more...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! lee-bum-suk

''It is only good if you like the beach and the mountains.''

I don't know there were people who didn't like the sea and mountains. I can think of worse things to be around; concrete jungle, 38lanes of traffic, no mountains, no sea...anyway.

Perhaps we are clickish but I can only speak for my very limited group of friends as we don't want new membership in...

6 years 43 weeks ago
Sausages Re: Sausages vaz
Mmmm  I would murder for some Sainsbury's 'Taste the Difference' Pork ad Apple sausages.  
6 years 43 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! kwaz666

Busan pretty much sucks.

It is only good if you like the beach and the mountains.

The transportation sucks and takes forever to get everywhere.

The foreigners here have all been here for a while and don't like to make new friends and are not helpful at all. They seem more clickish, so if you're not in the circle of friends you gotta make your own.

The koreans are...

6 years 43 weeks ago

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