Friday, November 16, 2012

What the ... safety issue?!?!?!?

Interesting post by Teacha Crajy. Actually a repost from A question was posited by a douchebag who couldn't be bothered to go to his girlfriend when she was out and didn't feel safe. Douchey was more worried about his gf thinking he is not a gentleman than the fact he is a selfish douche. I hope he is single now. But I digress.

The question posed was Ladies, do you find Korea to be dangerous? Not being a lady I am not an expert on this but what I have seen and heard from women living in South Korea mirrored some of the comments I read and would have me draw the conclusion that no. South Korea isn't safe for women.

In her first week in SoKo one of my co-workers had her breasts grabbed by taxi drivers 3 times. She also had trouble with a guy appearing in the foyer of her apartment building masturbating from time to time.

A Korean-Canadian co-worker had a taxi driver basically try and kidnap her for sex. He went the opposite way from where she wanted to go and was going on about taking her to a hotel for sex and booze. She jumped out when he stopped. Later, when talking about this, she mentioned how she had been warned that women shouldn't go in taxis alone in Korea but didn't listen.

Another co-worker had trouble with someone trying to break into her apartment. They tried at different times and it went on over a month. When she complained about it the boss blew it off as some drunk having the wrong apartment.

Another co-worker had problems with a peeping tom. I wasn't able to get my hands on him but I did scare a few years off his life and he never came back around her place.

A friend's GF was walking through a University campus when a man started propositioning her. She is blonde and he assumed she was a Russian hooker. In the end she had to tell him to fuck off because he didn't want to take no for an answer. He threw his coffee in her face and ran off.

A friend's niece was going to be fired because she was "not pretty enough". She pulled a runner.

When I talk with people about South Korea and working there I advise women not to do it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What the ... K-Pop in the head?!?!?!?

Gangnam Style is played a few times a day at work. Some of my co-workers try singing parts of it, badly. One of them has taken to shouting "Gongnum Style baby!" (Yes, Gongnum not Gangnam.) at times. The frequency has lessened luckily.

This got some of us talking about K-pop. They wondered about some of the artists and music. G-Dragon pretending to do fellatio was a hit with them. As was "Hyorish".  Bo Peep had them chuckling. Damn me for thinking of it.

Since then I have had that stupid song stuck in my head. :( I am considering drastic meausres to try and get rid of the song in my head. Christmas Carols.