May as well answer a few of these before I run out the door to my 3rd dentist appointment in 2 weeks. :(
This shit will be boring if you’re looking for some sexplicit content. Sorry, Kitties! I’ll try to do better next time. I’ll try to make it my goal to finish some fuck blogging this weekend. Deal?
For now, enjoy questions on why I’m leaving and some general information about Korea.
Is something bad going on in korea? It seems like everyone is trying to leave ASAP right now.
Nothing bad is happening per se but a lot of public schools are facing budget cuts. A lot of people say it’s because of the new’ish free school lunch policy that eats up a shit ton of money. I think there is going to be a policy change soon though so who knows if they’ll keep it around or not. Maybe this means more money to bring back contract teachers or NSETs. Who knows.
Anyway, I don’t know if I could leave my awesome public middle school life for the unpredictable hogwan bullshit (although there are plenty of terrible public schools too). This is my 3rd contract and a lot of people decide to move on after the 2-3 year mark. Teaching English in Korea is a great employment opportunity for a lot of people. Making a career out of it? ….That’s harder to do. Impossible? No way. Difficult? I think so. In my opinion, there is only so far I can climb up the Korean education ladder. It’s not much further from where I am now. I’m a decent teacher and my school/students/co-teachers love having me around. However, I am not a trained teacher and don’t even get me started on how bad my knowledge of English is. I’m over teaching anyway. I looooooooooooooooooove my students but I loathe lesson planning.
I wish there was something else I could do in Korea that I could make a career out of. Is it out there? Possibly. But it would be so eff’ing hard to track down!!! Urgh.
Kitty, why are you leaving? ;~;
Like I said, I’m over teaching. It’s time to move on…unfortunately. Do I want to leave? No way!! But I’m afraid I’m becoming one of those people that just gets stuck in Korea. I’m about to hit the plateau and I think it’s best that I get out before I get stuck in that rut.
But don’t worry! I will still be on the lookout for my future Korean husband in America. I’ll get a husband. Move back to Korea. Have a Korean wedding. Have half-Korean babies. Make kimchi. Etc, etc….
OH NO!!!!! You’re leaving Korea? But I love your Korea stories D: What grownup job are you getting in America, Kitty?
I may be leaving but I’ll definitely be prowling all of the hot Asian dudes in Cali. I hope I can keep the shenanigans going even if I go back to lame America.
How did you get your new job in San fucking Diego from Korea??? That’s awesome! What kind of job is it? Congrats!
Thanks!~~ My best friend’s mom is awesome. She just got a fancy new job in SD and she has been working her magic along with another supervisor to make a job happen for me within their company.
What is the job? Ummmm. That’s a good question. I don’t know exactly but my 2nd mom swears that I’ll love it. It’s office based and there is room for growth. I’ll be qualified for the job based on my previous employment (medical records, library, and teaching in Korea) and my degree in Sociology. Plus, my 2nd mom is amazing at taking my wee resume and making it look like I’m way more qualified than I feel. Am I that qualified? Probably. It just seems weird to make myself sound so awesome. But I guess I am kind of bad ass. lolz
San diego? Weather is nice all year around and it’s a quiet city, but holy cow what a boring place. I think you’ll pull your hair out.
Hmmm. Boring? Really? That’s a bummer. I’ve always heard such great things about it though!
I’m sure San Diego is about a gazillion times better than my hometown. Most places are. Even in Seoul, I live in possibly the most boring part of the city but I love it. I adore my neighborhood even though most people get the hell out after 1 year. The rest of the city is so busy and crowded that I enjoy going home to my quiet neighborhood where everyone knows me. Maybe the boring’ness of it reminds me of my hometown. Haha
Anyway, I’m hoping that SD is awesome…or else I will be fucking pissed that I left kick ass Seoul for a shit place.
Hi can you tell me what Korea is like? Boys, clubs, nighttime, daytime, fashion, people? Because i want to go live there (more like around the cities and stuff) when i finish college ^^
Oh my. I don’t even know where to begin!
It’s a magical place.
Boys are beautiful (but there are plenty of fug ones too) and can dress very well. Soooo many types of boys. Girly-boys. Flower boys. Artsy boys. Nerdy boys. Preppy boys. Grunge boys. Athletic boys. On and on and on and on. Clearly…I love them all.
Clubs are hit or miss. There are some that are really nice and then there are the not so nice ones (i.e. dirty). Sometimes they’re popping. Sometimes they’re not. Don’t expect too much variety when it comes to music though. But usually! They’re awesome and you’ll have a good time.
Nighttime is always a good time…any day of the week! Shit will be happening every.single.night. People like to have a good time here.
Daytime….um. I haven’t experienced a lot of daytime activities. That sounds terrible but that’s just how it usually works out for me. The bottom line is…this is Seoul! (Unless you go to not-Seoul) and there is always something to do. Even in my lame little neighborhood!
Fashion is…Hmm. Better here than in America. I can’t say that everyone has their own style because they don’t. But! They can be very stylish and look well put together. Unlike me. I look like a hobo next to most people even when I put a lot of effort into my look. It’s kind of crazy how dressed up so many people are at any given time. Don’t worry though because there will always be those other fuckers who just look like shit.
People are…no. People can be nice, fun, friendly, awesome, etc…Or they can be complete morons. Or dicks. Or whatever. Just like the boys you will find all types of people here. You’ll see plenty of foreigners here too.
I hope that helped even though it was super vague. There is just too much to say about Korea! Bottom line: You’ll love it. You need to GET HERE!