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Offline Lawrence

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Chest Hair
« on: July 04, 2013, 02:52:01 PM »
Since it is summer time now I have been wearing the polo shirts but I keep getting flack over the chest hair showing. First, some girl students pointed it out, along with the usual laughter. My main co-teacher also said that I should button up. Now, the boys are saying the same thing. There are two buttons on each shirt. I was doing one button closed and the other open but it appears that the boys want that closed too. So does anyone else get these comments?

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 03:03:22 PM »
I trim (or shave) the top of my chest hair that would stick out of the top of a shirt.  Personally, I just don't like the look of it poking out.  It makes me feel like an old man.  But I've never had any Koreans mention anything negative about it.  My (Korean) girlfriend actually likes my chest hair.  I offered to wax it when we started dating (because I assumed she wouldn't like it), but she told me it was cute.  Though I do trim it with a hair clipper if I expect I will be swimming or somewhere with my shirt off.  I just get annoyed with all the fascination from strangers. 

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 03:05:45 PM »
I dont get much flack for it....yet.

there are other things about me that amazes them. like how i can go from looking one way to getting a haircut and looking completely different
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 03:07:44 PM »
I just shave my chest. It doesn't take long and helps keep me cool.

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 03:13:17 PM »
They can all just grow the hell up and get over it.

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 03:17:20 PM »
They can all just grow the hell up and get over it.

that might be asking too much. have you talked to some of these Elderly people (too)? tempertantrums for the simplest reasons
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 03:22:59 PM »
I wouldn't shave my arms, so why the hell would I shave my chest?
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 03:24:42 PM »
They can all just grow the hell up and get over it.

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Good grief what next?  Perhaps my eye colour is going to upset someone soon..... I can hear it now...... Saffer, will you please get contact lens, those blue eyes.... we don't do that in Korea.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 07:45:03 AM »
The more I think about this the more offensive I find it. Next time someone says something to you about it, reply 'Do you know how offensive it is to say what you are saying?'.

Man some people are screwed up here. :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
« Last Edit: July 05, 2013, 07:47:01 AM by confusedsafferinkorea »
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013, 10:57:16 AM »
The more I think about this the more offensive I find it. Next time someone says something to you about it, reply 'Do you know how offensive it is to say what you are saying?'.

Man some people are screwed up here. :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Personally, I think it is very weird. I'm Italian American and I think back to being in NY with all the Italian guys with the gold chains, slicked back hair, low cut shirts, etc and I could never imagine anyone saying a word to them about chest hair. Sometimes people in the States make a big deal about women's shirts being too revealing. That is what I feel like here. I feel like a woman in a sense. That is why I never liked hearing about how women should cover up. It is their choice and the same thing here. I don't like buttoning up because it is so hot. I like the hot weather but I need some ventilation. I might point that out to a student next time but I doubt they would understand. They are certainly not going to understand, "forgetaboutit", lol.

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2013, 11:34:04 AM »
I suppose when you think that the only place many Koreans have hair other than on their head is around their genitalia, they probably do find it very strange and uncomfortable to see a man's chest hair poking out. 

Nonetheless, if they want Western teachers, this is what Western teachers look like.  We sometimes have hairy chests, and hairy arms, and different colored eyes, and different colored skin, and big noses, and freckles.....


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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 12:48:00 PM »
They can all just grow the hell up and get over it.

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I wouldn't shave my arms, so why the hell would I shave my chest?

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2013, 09:30:47 AM »
Not many ladies posting in here eh?



Next time you have a female tell you to cover up your chest. tell her to 'cover up your legs', or wear something LONGER than underwear. bet that wont go-over well. or at least that will end the female-attack of your Manly Appearance.
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 09:28:56 AM »
Whoah, guys, this is so bizarre. Just 5 minutes before reading this post, the P.E. teacher at my school said, "You have a lot of body hair."  As if I didn't know that already????  I used to shave my chest hair that showed above my collar, but now I really can care less. Once a friend of mine (a girl) said, "You should shave your arms." I replied, "I'll shave my arms if you shave your mustache."

I wonder if part of the reason that chest hair and facial hair are so "hated" here is that Korean men don't have these things.
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 11:17:04 PM »
My male coworker has kids touch his arm hair sometimes. But since they're young children, he doesn't get all bent out of shape over it. Adults would be a different story, but I haven't seen that happen.

Guys stare at my breasts constantly because it's summer and I'm not gonna wear a sweater to "cover myself". As long as they don't try to touch me, we're copasetic. It's not like they're used to seeing D cups, I guess it's very interesting. LMFAO.

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2013, 06:13:04 AM »
Not many ladies posting in here eh?



Next time you have a female tell you to cover up your chest. tell her to 'cover up your legs', or wear something LONGER than underwear. bet that wont go-over well. or at least that will end the female-attack of your Manly Appearance.

Guess that is because not many have hairy chests.   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2013, 09:01:36 AM »
My male coworker has kids touch his arm hair sometimes. But since they're young children, he doesn't get all bent out of shape over it. Adults would be a different story, but I haven't seen that happen.

Guys stare at my breasts constantly because it's summer and I'm not gonna wear a sweater to "cover myself". As long as they don't try to touch me, we're copasetic. It's not like they're used to seeing D cups, I guess it's very interesting. LMFAO.

I don't have too much arm hair but I wouldn't be upset if someone touches my arms, kids or adults. I can't for the life of me figure out why so many Koreans wear long sleeve shirts and jackets in the summer. I'm sweating like crazy with short sleeves and shorts on. Also you are correct they don't see D cups and you shouldn't have to cover yourself for them. It is there problem, you don't need heat exhaustion. They stare at everything for no logical reason, it gets annoying after a while.

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Re: Chest Hair
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 03:05:22 PM »
Im a hairy gorilla man and have always had comments about it all the way from puberty

 i trim it now, my first job in korea i made te mistake of wearing shorts and had loadsa brats pulling my leg hairs

  but yeah i trim it, mainly because it doesnt help in the summer heat