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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8200 on: May 23, 2018, 12:50:24 PM »
I know I have trouble finding a good fit of running shoe as I have narrow feet and apparently all (ALL!) Asians have wide feet, making it hard to find narrow sizes.

Where are you shopping?  I have wide feet, and most of the shoes I try here are too narrow.

This is what I was told at a running specialty shop in Seoul called Fleet Runner. Many shoe companies don't offer multiple widths and Nike tends to run a little narrow, which is the brand I ended up buying last. Maybe my feet are just especially narrow (despite having mostly German ancestry, re: JNM's comment).

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« Reply #8201 on: May 23, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
I know I have trouble finding a good fit of running shoe as I have narrow feet and apparently all (ALL!) Asians have wide feet, making it hard to find narrow sizes.

Where are you shopping?  I have wide feet, and most of the shoes I try here are too narrow.

This is what I was told at a running specialty shop in Seoul called Fleet Runner. Many shoe companies don't offer multiple widths and Nike tends to run a little narrow, which is the brand I ended up buying last. Maybe my feet are just especially narrow (despite having mostly German ancestry, re: JNM's comment).

I always thought we had wider feet than Asians rather than the other way around.  I know they friek out over my "big feet".  I am just average size.  Size 10  - 280 but even tall Koreans over 6 feet seem to have smaller feet than me.  I can still find shoes in my size, though I had found some shoes narrow.  New Balance seems to be ok though or at least the pair I bought locally.  Had some Nikes a few years back that seemed a bit tight. 

Maybe like clothing Asian size?  Not sure why Korea even has that as there's a lot of 6 footers and chubby Koreans nowadays.  Just wear the American, it'll fit them fine. 

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« Reply #8202 on: May 23, 2018, 03:20:06 PM »
Just come to the horrible realization that i've got something planned for every night this week and the weekend.

Next week i'll probably be complaining that i'm lonely but still. It's my last year not my first, I shouldn't have to be this social.  :laugh:

Also side rant: I hate that there isn't any healthy convenience food in most supermarkets here. (If not most then the one closest to my house / convenience stores)

I'm trying to slim down and be healthier.

On weeks like this where i'm busy I just want to buy already made food for a good price that's good for me but it's just such a pain in the arse here. I don't want to cook anything, I love cooking, but sometimes I just get sick of it.
 

It's a lot to ask, probably impossible, but it's pissing me off so i'll complain about it.

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« Reply #8203 on: May 23, 2018, 03:26:51 PM »
Just come to the horrible realization that i've got something planned for every night this week and the weekend.

Next week i'll probably be complaining that i'm lonely but still. It's my last year not my first, I shouldn't have to be this social.  :laugh:

Also side rant: I hate that there isn't any healthy convenience food in most supermarkets here. (If not most then the one closest to my house / convenience stores)

I'm trying to slim down and be healthier.

On weeks like this where i'm busy I just want to buy already made food for a good price that's good for me but it's just such a pain in the arse here. I don't want to cook anything, I love cooking, but sometimes I just get sick of it.
 

It's a lot to ask, probably impossible, but it's pissing me off so i'll complain about it.

See if there aren't any "taxi driver" restaurants nearby. There used to be one near my old home where everything on the menu was 3,000 won, including a (eggless, unfortunately) bibimbap.

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« Reply #8204 on: May 24, 2018, 08:58:59 AM »

Like I mentioned though, I rarely watch movies at the cinema, or at home, they lack everything that anime and games have :P

You've got that in common with me too, then, haha. I watch maaaaaaybe four or five movies a year, and most of them tend to be school-safe movies I'm previewing to make sure I can show them to my students on movie days. Any time I have some extra days off, though, I'm at home watching some random anime series all day or playing a Bethesda RPG until it's waaaaay later than I realized it was.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Yeah, usually post exams, near the end of semesters, is when I watch the most movies haha.
Unless it is a movie made from a video game I like, then I will usually watch it. :p

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« Reply #8205 on: May 24, 2018, 11:28:57 AM »
Just come to the horrible realization that i've got something planned for every night this week and the weekend.

Next week i'll probably be complaining that i'm lonely but still. It's my last year not my first, I shouldn't have to be this social.  :laugh:

Also side rant: I hate that there isn't any healthy convenience food in most supermarkets here. (If not most then the one closest to my house / convenience stores)

I'm trying to slim down and be healthier.

On weeks like this where i'm busy I just want to buy already made food for a good price that's good for me but it's just such a pain in the arse here. I don't want to cook anything, I love cooking, but sometimes I just get sick of it.
 

It's a lot to ask, probably impossible, but it's pissing me off so i'll complain about it.

You tried meal prepping?
Cook a batch of meat and veg, once a week, vacuum seal it and refrigerate.

Carbs are relatively quick to cook and usually the biggest culprit for fat gain.
Keep your carbs as clean as possible, order some wild rice off iHerb and you're good to go.

Don't waste your time with too much cardio, it MIGHT put you in a calorie deficit but you'll lose weight (water, muscle and fat) and won't really alter your BMR, so it's not that useful for long term results.
Lift weights... heavy ass weights, and do compound movements (squats, deadlifts etc.). They'll change your BMR, kill fat, rewire your neurological system, build muscle and even help with depression and anxiety, lifting quite literally transforms you.


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« Reply #8206 on: May 24, 2018, 12:19:01 PM »
Just come to the horrible realization that i've got something planned for every night this week and the weekend.

Next week i'll probably be complaining that i'm lonely but still. It's my last year not my first, I shouldn't have to be this social.  :laugh:

Also side rant: I hate that there isn't any healthy convenience food in most supermarkets here. (If not most then the one closest to my house / convenience stores)

I'm trying to slim down and be healthier.

On weeks like this where i'm busy I just want to buy already made food for a good price that's good for me but it's just such a pain in the arse here. I don't want to cook anything, I love cooking, but sometimes I just get sick of it.
 

It's a lot to ask, probably impossible, but it's pissing me off so i'll complain about it.

You tried meal prepping?
Cook a batch of meat and veg, once a week, vacuum seal it and refrigerate.

Carbs are relatively quick to cook and usually the biggest culprit for fat gain.
Keep your carbs as clean as possible, order some wild rice off iHerb and you're good to go.

Don't waste your time with too much cardio, it MIGHT put you in a calorie deficit but you'll lose weight (water, muscle and fat) and won't really alter your BMR, so it's not that useful for long term results.
Lift weights... heavy ass weights, and do compound movements (squats, deadlifts etc.). They'll change your BMR, kill fat, rewire your neurological system, build muscle and even help with depression and anxiety, lifting quite literally transforms you.

I've thought about  it. I've done it before in terms of soups and stuff obviously but never "real" meal prep. I think it's a great idea and certainly would make my life easier. Then Sunday rolls around and i'm either busy or it's the second one of the month  :laugh: Maybe one day.

As for cardio...Honestly I don't and I won't haha. I play badminton a couple times a week and I ride my bike, that's enough for me. Yeah I maybe I should lift or do weight training. I know it'll be good for me, but it just doesn't appeal to me much.

Also Donovan, thankfully I live right next to a brand new apartment complex construction site in a bit of a run down area. Tons of cheap filling wholesome kinda places :azn: and now they're doing loads of deals to entice the construction workers.

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« Reply #8207 on: May 25, 2018, 07:04:14 AM »

Also Donovan, thankfully I live right next to a brand new apartment complex construction site in a bit of a run down area. Tons of cheap filling wholesome kinda places :azn: and now they're doing loads of deals to entice the construction workers.

Free copies of The Sun?  Being allowed to wolf whistle passing women?  All day breakfast cafes?


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« Reply #8208 on: May 25, 2018, 07:18:49 AM »

Also Donovan, thankfully I live right next to a brand new apartment complex construction site in a bit of a run down area. Tons of cheap filling wholesome kinda places :azn: and now they're doing loads of deals to entice the construction workers.

Free copies of The Sun?  Being allowed to wolf whistle passing women?  All day breakfast cafes?



Now that's what I call 서비스!
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« Reply #8209 on: May 25, 2018, 07:42:56 AM »

Also Donovan, thankfully I live right next to a brand new apartment complex construction site in a bit of a run down area. Tons of cheap filling wholesome kinda places :azn: and now they're doing loads of deals to entice the construction workers.

Free copies of The Sun?  Being allowed to wolf whistle passing women?  All day breakfast cafes?



Where in hell (apropos?) do you get Black Pudding here??

Now that's what I call 서비스!

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« Reply #8210 on: May 25, 2018, 07:45:08 AM »

Also Donovan, thankfully I live right next to a brand new apartment complex construction site in a bit of a run down area. Tons of cheap filling wholesome kinda places :azn: and now they're doing loads of deals to entice the construction workers.

Free copies of The Sun?  Being allowed to wolf whistle passing women?  All day breakfast cafes?


   Sorry, wrong quote source!

 To reiterate: Where in hell do you get breakfast (or ANY time...) Black Pudding here?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8211 on: May 25, 2018, 07:53:30 AM »
Not sure if I didn't enjoy Solo last night because it wasn't that good, or because the Koreans behind me were talking and chewing with their mouths open  :undecided:
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« Reply #8212 on: May 25, 2018, 08:03:28 AM »
You'll have to see it again to find out :afro:

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« Reply #8213 on: May 25, 2018, 08:10:47 AM »
I feel horrible and I want to play with the kittens but stella will not let me

this is a travesty

i demand justice and small kittens


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8214 on: May 25, 2018, 08:23:21 AM »
In all my years I have never had a semester that seemed as long as this one does. It feels like the last 3 months have taken a year to pass....

Also I am a cat person - congrats Bingsu on being a kitten Grandma
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« Reply #8215 on: May 25, 2018, 08:55:57 AM »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

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« Reply #8216 on: May 25, 2018, 11:38:50 AM »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #8217 on: May 25, 2018, 01:00:09 PM »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.

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« Reply #8218 on: May 25, 2018, 01:08:50 PM »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.

Excellent reason to bulk up!

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« Reply #8219 on: May 25, 2018, 01:18:14 PM »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.

Excellent reason to bulk up!

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