Archive for February, 2009

My to-do list for the next 12 months

  • Pay off $13,000 in credit card debt
  • Put away at least $6,000 to take to Korea
  • Get a 2nd job to accomplish the two items above
  • Write an ESL book to be published when I get to Korea
  • Whittle down all of my worldly possessions to a couple of boxes small enough to ship overseas
  • Get a new $3000 eye
  • Renew my passport
  • Get my F-4 visa
posted by Michael in Preparing to Flee on 2/23/2009 | No Comments

Cory knows

Ok Nik, you’re no longer the only one who knows about my scheming! Actually, Cory knew that I was giving this some serious thought before I made up my mind… he just didn’t know that I’d made up my mind until today.

But that’s it! If anyone at the IKAA thing in NYC this March asks me when I’m going to visit or move back, the answer will include the words No, Never, or Right After You Lick My Hairy Nutsack.

Mum is still the word, please.

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/13/2009 | No Comments

It’s still a secret… mostly

So far the only people who know of my impending return to the Land of the Hairy Palm are Jisun and Nik. Jisun doesn’t talk to any of my friends, so if word gets out Nik’s busted!!!!

Even though Nik always beats me at arm wrestling and could probably kick my ass I’m pretty sure he’ll keep his mouth shut. If he doesn’t I’ll get even by having sex with his mom when I get to Seoul!

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/12/2009 | No Comments

Lost in Korea “Classic”

I’ve resurrected my old Lost in Korea blog! What’s left of it, anyway. Somewhere along the way I must have lost a backup folder, but eh who cares nobody’s gonna read it anyway:

http://www.lostinkorea.com/lost/

Beware, some of the links might be messed up, particularly the main nav’s Home links on Archive pages.

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/10/2009 | No Comments

E-2 visas are for suckers

I’m posting this here mainly for my own convenience.

From the Chicago Korean Consulate General website:

F-4 status

  • Naturalized Korean-American and his/her immediate descendants can apply for F-4 visa.
  • F-4 visa holders can engage in extensive activity including work in Korea up to two-years unlike other visa status, and this status is extendable with Local Immigration Office.
  • For F-4 visa to be issued, the applicant needs to fulfil his Korean nationality renunciation report with Korean Ministry of Justice or Korean Consulate before visa application.
  • The necessary documents are as follows:

  1. Passport
  2. Completed visa application form with photo attached.
  3. Documents proving applicant’s origin is Korean such as Korean family registry or, birth certificate, etc
  4. Document proving that applicant completed his/her Korean nationality renunciation report
  5. Other documents which are deemed to be necessary by the Korean Justice Minister.

* The Validity period for multiple visa is 3 years and maximum duriation of stay is 2 years.

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posted by Michael in Preparing to Flee on 2/9/2009 | No Comments

I’m back!!

Kind of. It’s gonna be at least a year before I have anything worthwhile to post here… and that’s why this piece of shit blog is a secret to everyone except those who are bored enough to type “lostinkorea.com” into their browser window.

Normally this is where I’d say “stay tuned” but truth is you should probably just go away and come back in 2010! Seriously, go download some porn or something. Nothing to see here.

Promo girls are awesome!!

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/8/2009 | Comment (1)