Dear Korea #078 - Sorry for the Party Rocking

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Dear Korea #078

Happy December everyone! As promised, here is a new comic to make up for the lack of one last week!

I don’t know if it’s just my old age catching up to me, but I just can’t seem to keep up with some of these work parties that I’m often invited to go out to. They actually do these parties in rounds, which I think is kind of funny. Round one will usually involve dinner, and round two can be anything from going to a bar to drink more to getting coffee. I can usually handle that, but it’s those nights that have four to five rounds that really get me.

At one of my first work parties, I didn’t come home until around 6:30AM. The party had actually started at 6PM the night before, and it was one of those nights with five rounds. We literally partied for over 12 hours straight. I don’t know how I managed to survive that one. Even in my younger years (not that I ever really partied much), I was usually heading home at around 2 or 3 in the morning. According to my Korean coworkers, a good night is one where you go home at 10AM. Based on those standards, I don’t think I’ll ever have it in me to have a “good” night.

Is this something teachers deal with as well? I know my experience can be a bit different, as I work with younger folks. I’ve noticed that while those in the education industry can drink like nothing else, they do tend to check out at more reasonable hours.


Jen Lee's Dear Korea

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She also likes green tea.

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