In my opinion, how one survives in Korea is based upon their own personal experience and you don't necessarily have to survive like the other expats next door. Plus, I feel we all come here for different reasons and therefore end up surviving in different ways. But if you were going to boil it down to just 12 general rules that people can live by, were the ones recommended by CNNgo valid?
Let's take a look at several key bloggers out here in Korea-land who made their own conclusions and "rules" to this little fire on the net.
1. Kiss My Kimchi: First he put some reasoning into Kyle Burton's rules and then came up with his own. I'll just give you a few of them and then you can go and check out the site for more.
- "Be as gay as you want to be."
- "Shut Up, Smile and Say Thank you"
- "Pick an aspect of the culture, and dig in."
- "Get out of the city, and off the beaten track." (A popular one)
4. Paul Ajosshi: By far the shortest and the sweetest response to this whole thing...
- "Don't be a wanker.
My tip for expats? Use common sense. Don't do anything in Korea (or any other country for that matter) that you wouldn't do in your home country. Being overseas doesn't license you to behave like a jackass.