Sunday, November 01, 2009

Opposites Attract

[10/16/2009 1:06:33 PM] English Teacher X: it's 36 degrees

[10/16/2009 1:06:52 PM] Uncle Cool: you should have got used to it by now

[10/16/2009 1:07:11 PM] English Teacher X: ah, yeah, 35 isn't too bad
[10/16/2009 1:07:15 PM] English Teacher X: compared to 42, anyway
[10/16/2009 1:07:33 PM] English Teacher X: it's kept so frigid inside all the buildings that one doesn't easily adapt

[10/16/2009 1:08:09 PM] Uncle Cool: Like the opposite of Russian winter eh?/-- you toast inside and freeze outside

[10/16/2009 1:08:33 PM] English Teacher X: yeah, it's the opposite of Russia on many levels.
[10/16/2009 1:08:38 PM] English Teacher X: no women and no alcohol, of course
[10/16/2009 1:08:42 PM] English Teacher X: hot and sunny all the time
[10/16/2009 1:08:59 PM] English Teacher X: people are outwardly very friendly but inwardly seething with hatred and resentment.

[10/16/2009 1:09:07 PM] Uncle Cool: NO women students either ??

[10/16/2009 1:09:09 PM] English Teacher X: (whereas Russians are outwardly seething)
[10/16/2009 1:09:21 PM] English Teacher X: there aren't any co-ed schools here[10/16/2009 1:09:33 PM] English Teacher X: there are in Oman and some other countries, but not here.

[10/16/2009 1:09:59 PM] Uncle Cool: Moslem hospitality -- Dont turn your back on your genial host

[10/16/2009 1:10:24 PM] English Teacher X: and unlike Russia there are a plethora of fine, cheap ethnic food restaurants
[10/16/2009 1:10:40 PM] English Teacher X: in Saudi I've yet to see a single sushi place, and only two Pizza places.

[10/16/2009 1:11:08 PM] Uncle Cool: at least you can have one earthly pleasure


Gaylordfauker said...

Word! Pretty soon you're gonna embarass the hell out of me with your witty jargon, ability to turn an observation into a very deep burn. At any rate I've been reading your blog for several years now, and there isn't a whole lot I don't relate to. I've been and taught in Korea, what a shame of a country by the way. Thailand, well complete opposite. I mean it's an O.K. place if you don't mind getting your knob polished while waiting to have your laundry done and folded for 10cents. Russia... I can only live by your stories bud. Which by the way has kept me coming back to your blog. Keep stackin mola in the middle east. Bang a few while you're there, play on playa!

stevie austin said...

X, if i go to russia as a tourist, not looking to pull birds or anything, etc, but just as a tourist, would you recommend it? and which part of russia?

I thought i might give it a go next summer but don't want to go to moscow. what kind of reception will i get if say i pull into samara? invites to have dinner with locals or those days are gone?

is it worth the money and time to go there (from germany)?