Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Good Bye South Korea

Howdy Folks

Well, I did it. I actually left Korea with no plans on returning. I won't say never again because it is impossible to say what the future holds.

Since this blog is about Korea and life there I started a new one called Flint's Follies which I will use to talk about life now that I am home, and anything else I want to talk about. I will still keep workin on What the kimchi??? with Stig. Lots of mook's of the weeks left to post. Plus lots of tales of the early years. Plus Stig will have to start posting more. ;)

I have no regrets about the 9 years I spent in South Korea, nor about returning home. It was a great experience with the usual ups and downs that life throws at us. It was hard to leave, especially saying good bye to my friends and students.

I will write more about leaving Korea later. With pictures.


  1. Wow I can't believe you're gone! Good luck at home :)

  2. Before you get too nostalgic, yesterday at the gim-bab cheon-guk, I handed the kimbab lady a 10,000 note for my 2,500 takeout gimbab. She hands me back 2,500 and I'm like WTF? She goes over to the cash register and shows me a crumpled 5,000 note I didn't hand her indicating that's what I gave her.

    I just sighed because the only thing I can do is put a call into the owner later if she thinks she's right or stealing from me.

    Remember- never call the cops in Korea unless you are prepared to be arrested with false accuasations from the perpetrator of the original incident.

  3. Oh, yeah. I nominate the next mook to be "that guy" that walks down any given street doing really big hand claps where he is moving his whole arms straight out to do it. It's so fucking bizarre to see.

  4. Anonymous:

    Dunno how nostalgic I will get. I tend to remember the BS that happens.

    And you are right about calling the cops.

  5. Anonymous

    I hate that guy. Or that adjumma. Had one going to my gym that used to swing her arms all around while twisting her body and using the exercycle. I called it the adjumma work out. You didn't want to sit beside her because you might juts get popped in the head.

    Selfishly oblivious.

  6. DC:

    Thanks. It is going to take a little getting used to. :)