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A snowy Thanksgiving

Yes, it was a free gift from the company where I buy my vaping supplies.

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!

» Posted By John McCrarey On 23/November/2017 @ 5:29 pm

Working for a living

No wonder none of the gals was shaking my hand. Had lipstick all over my face!

» Posted By John McCrarey On 23/November/2017 @ 7:20 am

The Dating Game

Yeah, I like that idea of coffee. I wasn’t wanting to commit a whole night (let alone a whole vacation) prior to meeting.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 16/November/2017 @ 5:30 am

There are no winners or losers in love, right? Please tell me that is right….

» Posted By John McCrarey On 14/November/2017 @ 10:09 pm

Pride goeth before the fall

Brian, I always pay in KRW, but I believe most bars operate on a 1 for 1 exchange. I often see soldiers paying for their drinks in dollars, which is a good deal for the bar.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 16/November/2017 @ 5:34 am

Haha, tomorrow never comes…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 13/November/2017 @ 9:44 pm

Yes. And today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Wisdom comes in all shapes and sizes…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 12/November/2017 @ 5:54 pm

Walk on!

Oh, I’m just reporting what the FitBit says, I certainly don’t feel like I’m moving all that fast.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 10/November/2017 @ 2:00 pm

In other words, you want to throw me to the wolves! Give ’em time, they’ll find me.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 10/November/2017 @ 1:59 pm

Turn the page

Widow, it must be God’s plan, right?

Kevin, funny but that song came up on my play list while I was walking and did trigger me thinking of writing this post. But later on I heard “End of the Line” and it seem to fit my mood too.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 09/November/2017 @ 5:26 am

Upon sober reflection, I now remember…JRR Tolkein..The Hobbit…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 08/November/2017 @ 10:35 pm

What a week

Kevin, absolutely. I went for it because I was convinced she was making a mistake and if she could understand my true feelings she would see that. I was foolish to believe in her, but at least now I can be at peace with outcome.

Widow, sorry to disappoint you. There should not be any more posts about Loraine int future. This blog though seems to be about me and my stupidity in general. So I’m afraid there is more of that to come.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 06/November/2017 @ 5:45 am

Best comment ever

Thanks, Brian. Actually I have had a couple of my female friends/co-workers also take Loraine’s side in this. So yeah, not expressing my feelings and not allowing her to express her own was a big mistake on my part.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 03/November/2017 @ 5:42 am

No, I very much appreciated this comment. It really puts things in perspective.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 02/November/2017 @ 5:08 pm

I’ll think of something

Thanks, Kevin. It was good reality check for me. Yes, while I didn’t intend to fall in love with Loraine, over time those feelings grew, even when I was in denial. Only the prospect of losing her made me acknowledge them.

So going forward, what do I really want? I think I’m speaking in euphemisms, when I say “care” for, I’m merely replacing one four letter word for another. Yes, I do want to be loved, I know that now. I may be of a nature where I need to be loved.

The problem of course is that I want to be loved on my terms, selfish bastard that I am.

I truly appreciate your insights. Going forward with a clearer understanding of my motivations and requirements will help me narrow my focus in my search for Loraine’s replacement.

And yes, I want someone pretty!

» Posted By John McCrarey On 02/November/2017 @ 5:58 am


Outstanding. One of my ex-wives couldn’t resist reminding me that I had been a prick to some women in the past (including her). So, yes I’m riding the samsara for sure. You’d think after getting kicked around be the last wife, the Korean GF, and now the Filipina, I’d have me some moksha coming…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 31/October/2017 @ 6:59 pm

Let her go

Frank, Not a lot here in the village, but at least I live smack dab in the middle. A lot the housing areas outside the ville, although convenient to base, have nothing in the neighborhood. Really though, Pyeongtaek city is only 20 minutes away, so it’s not so bad…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 29/October/2017 @ 12:23 am

Buy me a drink!

Frank, I checked the regs and buying a drink is listed as being acceptable. Now, I understand that in Osan juicy bars are off limits. The problem is these bars here are not strictly juicy bars, they are more like pubs where the staff is extremely thirsty. You get nothing extra for the drinks, hell often you don’t even get much conversation. It’s a messed up business model in my opinion.

Kevin, bars are what pass for my social life these days. At least in Itaewon there were several fun bars to hang out in with like minded folks. Haven’t found anything similar to that here.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 22/October/2017 @ 9:00 am

I don’t know

What is strange is the girl who quit was well liked by everyone. And the only argument the owner had was she quit without notice. Yeah, not cool. Give her a bad reference. But you can’t withhold money that has been earned. That’s stealing. I just don’t get the mentality. But I have no doubt the bar owners would never pull that shit on a Korean employee. It’s racism, pure and simple. Sickening.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 15/October/2017 @ 10:28 pm


Brian, yeah the serenity prayer occurred to me as well.

So far, so good. I whisper “acceptance” about 20 times a day….

» Posted By John McCrarey On 19/October/2017 @ 5:32 am

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the support.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 14/October/2017 @ 6:20 pm

Boracay adventure Day 1

Well, the bus was not so bad. I thought the train would be much faster, but not so much…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 12/October/2017 @ 5:44 am

Expecting to fly

soyong, I had no idea you were a reader of this blog. The bus was such a long trip, but then again, so was the train…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 12/October/2017 @ 5:42 am

Should I stay or should I go?

Dogs are certainly more reliable!

» Posted By John McCrarey On 07/October/2017 @ 9:17 am

I will survive

Soju, times have definitely changed. The lady drinks are ten and that’s all they sell. Oh, and my Miller Lite’s are 6 or 7 depending on the bar…

» Posted By John McCrarey On 01/October/2017 @ 3:57 pm

Brian, thanks for commenting. Yes, it’s actually more out of loyalty to my “work family” than anything else. But if I find myself in a continued downward spiral and will pull the chord and bail.

Heading to Boracay next week which should be a good dose of medicine!

» Posted By John McCrarey On 29/September/2017 @ 1:53 am

Yeah, it’s all good. Life is for learning.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 29/September/2017 @ 1:48 am

I walk the line

Thanks, Kevin. I assumed the “We Walk Together” was a play on the “katchi kapshida” saying which is the motto of the US/ROK alliance.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 22/September/2017 @ 5:58 am

Carry on

Thanks, Soju. Yes, the are far worse things than being lonely. I’m just “stuck” right now, but I wiggle my way out….

» Posted By John McCrarey On 20/September/2017 @ 5:31 pm

Yeah, it has its advantages. Often miss the concrete that is Seoul but I expect if I was there I might be missing the countryside too.

» Posted By John McCrarey On 20/September/2017 @ 5:41 am

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