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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 28th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Tweet of the Day: 11 Reasons To Live In Seoul

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  • Smokes
    8:54 pm on May 28th, 2013 1

    11 Reasons This is Misleading
    1. What if you don’t like Assembly Line music? K-Poop isn’t limited to just Seoul anyway.

    2. Fastest internet? Absolutely, but he doesn’t mention that due to the same type of clone-think it’s also probably the world’s dirtiest internet. Don’t believe me, turn off all the threat protection on your system for 30 seconds.

    3. Plastic surgery, ok. But is his point that you can get it here cheap/easy or that you can come here and laugh at the clone army?

    4. Frying chicken to perfection? That’s a matter of taste and dropping chicken into a vat of seasoned oil isn’t much of an “Ancient Chinese Secret”. The pizza, ugh don’t get me started…

    5. Cheap Pub-Trans? Sure, but not insanely cheap. Insanely would be like 50 cents or something. He forgot to mention it’s cheap because they jam as many people as they can into vehicles with reduced HVAC controls and only 2/3′s the seating. Any convience is offset by the lack of comfort.

    6. Heh there are so many websites dedicated to how sh*tty of a life choice this is I’m not going to bother.

    7. The Mega-Mac wasn’t created by or in South Korea. It’s widely availible in 12 other countries. WTF are you talking about?

    8. None of the reasons SK beefed up it’s internet network were about watching d-bag’s play SC on TV. I don’t know about soiling themselves but I’ve witness countless examples of people either saying “I’m out, Koreans take all the fun out of gaming.” or “What’s that crap on the screen? I only read English.” when Hangeul is shown.

    9. How is stating “No Public Drinking Laws” a way to get desirable people to visit your place? That photo he posted looks nothing like the streets at night, should’ve used one of someone puking all over the place or peeing in public or something.

    10. I like the food but is it the “MOST AMAZING EVER IN MY LIFE EVER EVER!?!?!?!” Eh.. not quite…

    11. Yup, come visit the DMZ, walk around inside some empty smelly rooms and look at a bunch of Koreans standing around doing nothing looking bored/pissed/whatever. At least he could’ve used an actual photo of the DMZ and not an image from the movie JSA. A guy who touts himself to be a professional photographer, one who’s self-promotion reads like a craigslist ad.

    Arrghhhhh…. :(

  • Baek, In-je
    9:16 pm on May 28th, 2013 2

    It’s a photo from the movie JSA, with Lee, Young-ae. Great flick.

  • Smokes
    9:54 pm on May 28th, 2013 3

    I said that…

    That means you didn’t read my post, I’m never reading yours again BIJ! Wahh… :(

  • Baek, In-je
    11:39 am on May 29th, 2013 4

    I read your list, Smokes. But I scanned over your JSA reference.

    I missed the reason one should live in Seoul being that there are kind people there. Korean people are so kind…especially in Seoul. Korean people are so kind…they will tell you all the time. (If they said it enough, that makes it true…right?)

  • setnaffa
    2:25 pm on May 29th, 2013 5

    I met kind people in Seoul… but we tend to find the people we expect to find…

  • Smokes
    4:41 pm on May 29th, 2013 6

    BIJ, I was just messing with you. I’ll also toss in my usual disclaimer that my original post is mainly messing around as well; I’m not that disenchanted with this place… yet. ;)

  • John in NY
    8:28 pm on May 29th, 2013 7

    #5 perfectly said sir.

  • Bobby Ray
    9:26 pm on May 29th, 2013 8

    Setnaffa I dont believe that we find the people we expect to find.

    I been expecting years for a skinny blond teen with big knockers to show up at my door and hand me the deed to her recently deceased pappy’s liquor store.

    Instead I get the homeless and some them jahovas witnesses.

    I reckon them colored fellows with a chip on their shoulder aint never going to find no white folks to treat them respectfully. I bet a white fellow poking around Korea with a chip on his shoulder aint going find to many Koreans friendly to him.

    Every time I ever been over there to Korea them folks was nice as pie to me. Course I was friendly to them first instead of being hateful.

  • Baek, In-je
    8:19 am on May 30th, 2013 9

    Kind is crushed in Seoul by the 8282, bad manners, and simple, yet chronic halitosis.

  • Tom Coyner
    5:46 am on June 1st, 2013 10

    A regular reader of this site brought this to my attention. To be accurate and on record, I did not write nor annotate with photographs, the above essay. I found it on FaceBook and passed it on as a FaceBook “share.” Full stop. I had no intention for this to end up on another web site with the essay being attributed, erroneously, to me.

    Tom Coyner


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