Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10 things foreign guys should know.

We go to a bar every weekend. We don't go to the bar because we want to get drunk or pick up guys. We go to this specific bar because the owner and his whole staff are really good friends of ours. So most Friday (and / or Saturday) nights we head out to Jazz Bar to hang out with some of the most authentic people I know.

Since they do a really good cocktail show, they have become quite well-known on the island and among the foreigners who live and work here. (Oh, by the way, I live on an island. It's the 2nd largest island in South Korea) In the week the bar has mostly Korean customers, but over weekends there are way more foreigners there than Koreans. Mostly men. Mostly workers at the  2 big shipyards: Samsung and DSME. Some of them are alone, some of them are with friends.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Why blog?

Why should I blog? Why do I want to blog? Why does anyone blog? Let's be honest... People blog because they have something to say.   I have a diary. I write in it sometimes (mostly while I am in class and my kids are doing some work in their activity books.. ) But the thing about a diary is this: You write your deepest thoughts and fears in it. You don't show it to the world. You sometimes don't even show it to your friends. Plus, it's really difficult for your friends and family to read your diary when you are on the other side of the world... I'm going to try my hand at this blog thing. I want to share some of my experiences in Korea and some of my thoughts on this crazy country. So this is me. Blogging for the first time.