Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello? Hello? Can you hear me now?

September 2015

My cellphone has a glitch in it.  SOB.
The battery cannot charge anymore. So I asked my co teacher where I could get it fixed or get another portable battery charger. I swear she lives a sheltered life. She said I could get it pretty much anywhere because it is very common. YEAH RIGHT. So I had her and her husband drop me off downtown. Went to two places , by myself, and was able to decipher that I could ONLY get it fixed (or get another charger) at the Samsung service center. REALLY?

So I called my chingu Hillary and she looked up the location on her phone. The Samsung service center is in Suncheon, across the street from the Outback Steakhouse. Soooooooooo....I took a bus to the town next door, got off at the right stop. Then I walked a quarter mile to the steakhouse. It was right across the street from the steakhouse like Hillary said. YAY!! SO I walked up and down the green overpass and walked into the building. YAY! The young kid who greeted me spoke English! YAY! Sooooooooo.....he knew enough English to tell me that the service center closes at 6pm. I got there at 6:15pm. REALLY????!?!?!??!

This has to be the ONLY place in the entire country that closed early. The young kid even told me that Samsung service centers all over the country close at 6pm. REALLY KOREA?

So I took the bus back to my town and will try again tomorrow.
This is my space on the overcrowded busride home. I was almost giving the bus driver a lap dance.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"You must endure."

Okay, so I had to have a root canal a couple of weeks ago. I was feeling pain and after examining me, the dentist explained that I had to have this painful procedure. He just sprang it on me and said he would start that same day. REALLY? You're just gonna spring a root canal on a sista? No warning?! What the hell, Doc?

Ok so he is going to spread it out over 4 visits. I guess even Korean dentists have boat payments.  (LOL). So after the first visit, with the big needle, I went home and cried like a baby. On the second visit last week, the dentist said he would NOT give me any painkiller and that I must "endure". WHAT?! EXCUSE ME? ENDURE?
WTF? I am an American! We do not "endure"!!! LOL.

Anyway, he did NOT give me any painkillers. Not even the stand-by [prescription tylenol.
So this 2nd time, I went home and whimpered for that night and all of the next day until the pain left me. Did I endure? Yes. Did it build up my character and make me a better person?

HELL NAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LMAO.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Can I be petty for a moment?

Can I be petty for a moment?

Foreigners are treated like crap in this country.
The men are treated like criminals who come here to take the locals' jobs and to steal the virginity of their women.
The women are treated like easy lays who cannot even spell the word "morality".

Even though almost EVERY female KPOP star wears outfits that practically gives you a peep at their vaginas (and some Korean women follow the trend) God forbid a foreign woman wears a short dress or skirt that is above the knees. It is considered indecent and slutty when we do it.

My young (and older) female teachers wear short skirts and dresses ALL THE TIME.
My co-teacher wore this black dress today which reached mid-thigh on her.
If I was to wear that same dress and it reached me at the SAME MID-THIGH, there would be dirty looks, snide remarks, shaking of the heads and possibly a sit-down to remind me that a teacher must set a certain example.


It is this kind of hypocrisy that irritates foreigners here.
We are not here to commit crimes.
We are not here to steal your jobs and women.
We are not here to lay with your men.
We are here to teach English in whatever restrictive method you allow us to do it in.
We are here to teach your children that life exists outside of South Korea.
We are here to travel and explore Asia and enjoy ourselves before we go back home to our real lives.

Ok, rant over.

I feel better now (smile).