American In Korea

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The “I’m a _______” guy.  This is the person that claims some sort of pretentious title to seem more valued than they actually are.  “I’m a writer,” seems to be the most commonly used.  Unless you have something published you are not a writer.  Unless you are getting paid to write and you are living off of that income, you are not a writer.  You are a kindergarten teacher in South Korea with a developing drinking problem.  I’ve also heard: I’m a hairdresser, I’m an artist, I’m a filmmaker, and I’m a designer.  Cooking dinner doesn't make you a chef, writing a blog doesn't make you a writer, and doodling in a sketchbook doesn't make you an artist.   

The Loser Back Home guy.  We’ve all been to school with this guy.  He has come to Korea because it may be the only way to make friends. He is also into Asian women and lucky for him asian women like ugly white dudes.  I had a week of training before starting my job here.  When the trainer asked the class what cultural differences they noticed most about Korea this guy yelled, “Prostitution!”  This guy curses loudly on the subway, dresses like a hobo, and spends all of his money on booze.  He is the loser back home and he doesn’t know it yet but he is also the loser here. 

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