” and I was like, “No, I’m fantastic no matter what country I’m in.” LOL [joke! Now that I’ve gotten out my sarcasm for the day, here’s a real question to you ladies. This Friday, we had planned a mini-Hwaeshik, that is, no bosses were coming, only staff.
But, I’m not going to hide behind anything because I know that I have shown more respect than I needed to (some of the guys, Korean or not, didn’t deserve it) and I missed writing. This could work, or it could dissolve into nothing. He’s got a lot of work to do at his hospital, and I’m currently clocking overtime of 50 blocks of teaching time this month in the classroom. The bad news is, I could easily see this falling by the wayside, even though he’s pretty great, from what I know. So people pretend there is drama where there is none.
This is the first time we have talked since he randomly asked to meet me last year. But, no matter who contacts me, Ramen will always be my favorite. My boyfriend and I use it all the time when we see foreign guys who are gross and have gorgeous girlfriends. I ended up sitting next to our newest female staff member. I didn’t think, at first, we’d get along, but she’s really quite nice, and fun to be around.
I simultaneously love and hate the holiday “let’s get back in touch with people we once dated” routine that happens in Korea. I wonder who else will send me a message as we get closer and closer to January. I believe it was jennargibson who told me the term “LBH” - Loser Back Home. I’m not that vain.]Hey, remember a few years ago when many of the western men online in Korea said that Korean men were pansies and that the only western girls that would date them were girls that couldn’t get western men to date them? Last weekend, we did the same thing, without the Korean staff, and a few of them had wanted to join, so we planned to go again. Our staff is a mix of Koreans, Gyopos, Americans, and Canadians.
Fast forward a month or two later, and the same girl is saying she’s never experienced or even SEEN racism in her life, and it just makes me wonder. When I started this blog, it was never meant to be a serious thing. I realized, as I realized long ago, that perhaps the comments I made three years ago, towards no short list of Korean women, Korean men, foreign women, and foreign men were possibly offensive. Then, I thought about how I’d feel if someone translated what I had to say onto a Naver forum.
I thought, you know, the fallout might not be so great at work, but I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve said.
Knock on their door and ask them if they want to do a shot with you. I explained how being smart means more to me than being hot, and how a great personality can overcome even the most dismal of looks.