I don’t understand why some people even bother leaving their own country. Let’s tasker many if the English teachers here for example. There are quite a few that don’t even bother learning the language. Seems kinda dumb not even trying to really communicate with the residents of a foreign country that are paying your salary. Its like being invited to d’oeuvres host but never, ever speaking with the owners.
On top of that, they also just hang out in the bar area of Seoul, drink every weekend and never see any more than the school they work at (which they hate) our the bar they hang out in. There is a whole culture out there that is 25 times older than the one you came from! Yet out there and learn something dammit!
Then there are the tourists that never really leave their country. Ok, sure, visit the tourist trap areas, fine but when your are taking “memorable pictures” of you and your companions sitting in a Starbucks dinking coffee, why the hell did you leave your country? You are in a country with 5000 years of history and this is what you want to remember? Hell, there is a demonstration just down the street, why not go there? Just follow the loud traditional music playing!
People are given an awesome chance in their life and they squander it.