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    Posted: 05 March 2013 at 11:33am
From what I understand, drinking ANYTHING from the bottle is considered bad manners when it comes to alcohol. That's why they have those cute little glasses they bring with your bottle every time you order a Hite, OB, or Cass at your local gogigui shop.

If you want an interesting experience, get bombed on ginseng soju. You'll be drunk, but very very hyper and very very awake.
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hahhaha!


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So I'm on vacation already, a bit more settled and over the jet-lag. My other suitcase turned up, and they finally got around to paying me, though I'm expecting my flight reimbursement damn soon, since I was expecting that to hold me over to my paycheck. I learned all about soju quite quickly, putting it in a beer bottle is a bad idea, and drinking it out of the bottle makes you look like an alki (so double-fisting=bad). Having two before going out for the night leads to you teleporting home sometime after 4am, I'm not sure bars close at a specific time here, but it seems to be some sort of Korean tradition to yell in the street a lot at around 4:30-5:00am every night of the week, sometimes sans pants. I may try to earn the trust of the locals and join in the ceremony someday.

Bupyeong is a fun time, underground shopping mall, a bunch of bars, and if you want to buy a live squid after midnight for any reason you can do it right on the street. I need to see if they will turn the tank black if I frighten them, and/or try bobbing for squid sometime.

AFN is possibly the worst radio station I have ever had the displeasure of listening to and about the only thing around in English.

BBQ is great, most food and booze is reasonably priced, I'm sure I've eaten more than an entire duck in the last two weeks.

I've finally been able to spot a few imported cars, several Bimmers, the occasional Benz,  and a Mustang. I was shocked. I somehow haven't seen many collisions here, cab and bus drivers are psychotic.

If you wanted to trap a Korean, bait it with a reflective surface, they can't walk past a mirror without a self-inspection. The Kougars seem to be of a more aggressive variety here, and comprise the population of one of my adult-ed classes, and bring me food. The Korean teachers will defer to you at the time-clock, and if you don't stop them (something I just keep forgetting to do) they will jump to do the dished after a cooking class. I'd try the "git in the kitchen and make me a sammich!" line on one of them, but then I'd probably need to explain what I want on said sandwich.

 
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In a far away land filled with jarheads...what i'd give to be back at Bragg jumping again.
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Originally posted by GI JOES SON GI JOES SON wrote:

Korea? Damn....better than the hole they sent me to!

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Originally posted by GI JOES SON GI JOES SON wrote:

Korea? Damn....better than the hole they sent me to!

Washington DC or Detroit??
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Korea? Damn....better than the hole they sent me to!
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I have a home plus(u) directly across the street from the apartment, and a 24hr convenience store on the ground floor. So far it seems like the culture differences boil down to manners, so basically anything that would make my grandmother, or a DI, mad (gum-chewing, hats indoors hands in pockets etc.) are things to avoid, and I basically get a pass for being so obviously foreign. Oh, and I had been thinking that it wouldn't be too cold since it seems the weather in Incheon is about like home, you need a coat every time you are not in a room, hallways are not heated or terribly insulated. Suburbs are about non-existent. It goes from highrises to hillbilly farms in <1/4mile.
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IF you are in Pohang Korea. Give a shout out to the ROK Marines great bunch of dudes. Let me know when your back in town. My number is still the same we can go over Korea stories.
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Currently the part of this trip I'm most concerned about is the layover in Detroit, which is 12hrs longer than I thought it would be (goddammit why can't everybody just use 24hr time? I did what you do when you assume) . Packing was cake, except for the thing I will remember at 30k'
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GL;HF;DD. Hope the Commies don't invade while you're there.
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Have fun, Keep in touch!
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Originally posted by pntbl freak pntbl freak wrote:


I also miss Soju.


Then move to MD. It's like Koreaville USA over here.

This is where I'm going to dinner tomorrow night:
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If you are out drinking, Lotteria (Basically their Mcdonalds) has some fantastic mozzarella cheese sticks.  We always seemed to end up there when out at the bars.
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Koreans love to drink.  It wont be hard to find a bar.

They have a store called Home Plus which is pretty much their Walmart.  You will find everything you ever need here.  They had one in the basement of the hotel we were staying at during our time there and you could walk down and buy one of these guys for a few dollars.  They were already cold.



The flash got in the way...but that's 1 liter.

I also miss Soju.


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I'll be teaching at an English language immersion school in Incheon for a year. Apparently there's a Dunkin's down the street from the apartment building they're packing the native English-speaking teachers into, and an Irish bar. Both of those things are very important to my survival in a foreign land.
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