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Title: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 12:24:30 pm
Hello Waygook.org users!

You may be wondering what a 'lifehack' is. Picture your life as a 'computer' and you as a 'hacker.' Sometimes hackers 'hack' into the 'mainframe' of a computer to somehow give themselves an advantage or otherwise alter its performance, or their ability to do things.

So, if you're a 'hacker' and your 'life' is a 'computer' then a 'lifehack' is a way of taking control of some aspect of your life to make it better or give yourself an advantage.

In this topic, I'll share various ways you can do this in your life!

Please note, this is a #based and positive topic, so refrain from any negativity! Thank you!

Please also note, this is in '"Open" Discussions' because it does not specifically apply to life in Korea, but rather can be applicable anywhere you live!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 12:27:15 pm
Lifehack 1.

If you wash your clothes in a washing machine, put your shirts and delicate items in a mesh laundry back. This will reduce wrinkles and subsequent ironing, and also extend the life of your clothes! A mesh laundry bag is called a 세탁망 if you live in Korea, and can be purchased at Daiso or online at Gmarket.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 12:31:49 pm
Lifehack 2.

If you make a sandwich, only use one piece of bread. You reduce your calories from bread by half, and double the number of sandwiches you can make.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 20, 2017, 12:35:47 pm
Can I add one?

Always buy trash bags one size larger than specified for your bin.

You know it is usually overfilled when you get around to emptying it, so this gives you some room to unload whatever you want to stuff in there before you haul it out, and room to tie it off.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 12:40:09 pm
Can I add one?

Always buy trash bags one size larger than specified for your bin.

You know it is usually overfilled when you get around to emptying it, so this gives you some room to unload whatever you want to stuff in there before you haul it out, and room to tie it off.

That IS good. When it's not full, you can comfortably pull the edges over the sides and then extend it up when it's getting plump.

Also, I suggest buying small food garbage bags, especially in the summer, to reduce the time it's sitting around and getting stinky.

Also, anyone is welcome to add lifehacks. But only my lifehacks will be officially numbered lifehacks!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: turningsteel on June 20, 2017, 12:40:18 pm
I've got one:

When exiting a bus, always ding your bus card on the bus card dinging device ~~

That way you won't forget to do it when you actually need to ~~(i.e. When switching buses)

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 20, 2017, 12:43:01 pm
Somaek doesn't make Cass taste worse and you'll get drunk for cheaper.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 12:48:36 pm
Lifehack 3.

If you need to microwave rice to make it warm, add a few drops of water and cover it before heating. This will make it more delicious.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Arabin on June 20, 2017, 12:57:38 pm
Anyone remember Viz top tips?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 01:00:11 pm
If you use a laundry bag (I recommend you do) try to split larger loads into two or more smaller bags. Sometimes if you use one bag it can clump up so the washer freaks out when it tries to spin dry. Then you have to manually redistribute the clothing.

Of course. Laundry bags give you great laundry advantages, but you have to use them properly.

Things like underwear aren't such a problem, but I try not to put more than one or maximum two shirts in each bag.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: traversing on June 20, 2017, 01:24:32 pm

Also, I suggest buying small food garbage bags, especially in the summer, to reduce the time it's sitting around and getting stinky.

Also, anyone is welcome to add lifehacks. But only my lifehacks will be officially numbered lifehacks!

I use a small food trash bag and keep it in the freezer to prevent it from rotting/smelling.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: flyingspider on June 20, 2017, 01:28:27 pm
Do you have any financial life hacks (especially relating to Korea)? You seem pretty good at that stuff.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 01:42:24 pm
Do you have any financial life hacks (especially relating to Korea)? You seem pretty good at that stuff.

Yes, but for now I'm keeping it to general interest things.

And thank you! I am!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 20, 2017, 01:45:35 pm
Use that mold-killing powder or liquid for your washing machine at least once a month during the summer. Lot of folks don't seem to realize those are available here and that mold growing in washing machine drums is the reason for weird-smelling clothes, even after they've been freshly washed. You can find the stuff either with the detergents or with other cleaning products, normally kept on upper shelves.

In one case, mold on clothes from the washing machine was the cause of this guy's recurring jock itch. So there ya go.

Edit: Forgot to add that you should leave your washing machine door open for air circulation. Really cuts down on how quickly mold will begin growing in there, especially after you've treated it.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Savant on June 20, 2017, 01:48:28 pm
I've got one:

When exiting a bus, always ding your bus card on the bus card dinging device ~~

That way you won't forget to do it when you actually need to ~~(i.e. When switching buses)

I always ding it before the bus stops at my stop - as do lots of Koreans. That way you are not held up or holding other people up when exiting the bus.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 20, 2017, 01:51:51 pm
Do you have any financial life hacks (especially relating to Korea)? You seem pretty good at that stuff.

I'll handle this Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt.

Financial Hack #1: If you do not use your TV, make sure to ask your co-teacher to have the TV access fee removed.  This will save you ~5000KRW per month.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on June 20, 2017, 02:08:50 pm
I'll handle this Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt.

Financial Hack #1: If you do not use your TV, make sure to ask your co-teacher to have the TV access fee removed.  This will save you ~5000KRW per month.
But don't tell anybody that you did this or else you will get several forum pages' worth of waygooks telling you how darn cheap you are and how cheap people are disgusting.

Does that count as Financial Hack #2?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 20, 2017, 02:12:36 pm
But don't tell anybody that you did this or else you will get several forum pages' worth of waygooks telling you how darn cheap you are and how cheap people are disgusting.

Does that count as Financial Hack #2?
F'in 'ell, I remember that. What a shitshow. What a blessed life I would lead if I could not give a shit about 60 000 a year for 3 mins worth of work.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: What?What? on June 20, 2017, 02:14:50 pm


Also, anyone is welcome to add lifehacks. But only my lifehacks will be officially numbered lifehacks!


This made me chuckle. Of course only yours will be officially numbered life hacks. Lord knows I wont be paying attention to the other know-it-all peasants on waygook.

I also hereby recognise Waygook.org user #Donovan's officially numbered financial life hacks

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 20, 2017, 02:25:11 pm
But don't tell anybody that you did this or else you will get several forum pages' worth of waygooks telling you how darn cheap you are and how cheap people are disgusting.

Does that count as Financial Hack #2?
F'in 'ell, I remember that. What a shitshow. What a blessed life I would lead if I could not give a shit about 60 000 a year for 3 mins worth of work.

I think it turned out to be closer to 2000KRW per month, but you're right, let's not revisit that sordid episode. And kyndo, I'll be numbering the Financial Hacks, thank you very much. At least until What?What? gives you express permission to do so~ :afro:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: What?What? on June 20, 2017, 02:30:50 pm
But don't tell anybody that you did this or else you will get several forum pages' worth of waygooks telling you how darn cheap you are and how cheap people are disgusting.

Does that count as Financial Hack #2?
F'in 'ell, I remember that. What a shitshow. What a blessed life I would lead if I could not give a shit about 60 000 a year for 3 mins worth of work.

I think it turned out to be closer to 2000KRW per month, but you're right, let's not revisit that sordid episode. And kyndo, I'll be numbering the Financial Hacks, thank you very much. At least until What?What? gives you express permission to do so~ :afro:

I am hardly the person to give permission to anyone, however, my suggestion would be that Waygook.org user #Kyndo numbers his contributed financial hack as #1.1 or #1(a)

BUT please note that IMO this should all be at the permission of Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 02:34:29 pm
Clothing lifehacks:

- Pet hair on your clothes? Take some tape, the thicker the better, and tape it loosely around your
  four fingers to make a loose ring. Dab the pet hair off and simply rotate the ring of tape as it gets
  covered.

- Best way to dry and iron wet clothes is to iron them while they're damp, not dry. Take them out
  the machine and start ironing immediately. If they're completely soaked, wrap them in a towel
  and wait a few minutes. Iron clothes until wrinkle free, don't waste time ironing them bone dry.
  Hang the slightly damp clothes on a drying rack and have a fan blowing into them... You'll have
  dry, wrinkle free clothes in a fraction of the time.

- Sweaty pits by 9AM? The weather's getting hotter and some people sweat a lot, leading to B.O!
  You can wear a dress shirt during the hottest months and still smell fresh as a daisy.
  Undershirts! Get some good cotton undershirts and wear them under your shirts, no exceptions!
  You'll feel cooler, save time and money washing sweat stains off your shirts and you won't smell.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 20, 2017, 02:40:45 pm

  Undershirts! Get some good cotton undershirts and wear them under your shirts, no exceptions!

Koreans have a real problem with undershirts peeking out around the neck line, but I have not been able to find undershirts that have a wide enough neck not to show somewhat, especially undershirts that have sleeves that can cover the pits. Even my runners end up showing a bit under a sweater. How do Koreans do it?  Or, how do *you* do it, life hacker?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 20, 2017, 02:43:49 pm
Lifehack 4.

If you have cheese and it has mold on it, just cut the mold off. You don't have to throw the cheese away.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 20, 2017, 02:51:18 pm
Lifehack 4.

If you have cheese and it has mold on it, just cut the mold off. You don't have to throw the cheese away.

What about Blue Cheese or Roquefort?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 20, 2017, 02:58:54 pm
THese aren't lifehacks per se, but they are rules to live by.

Always have a bottle of nice whiskey at home.
Always have a box of chocolates at your work desk. Real chocolates. Not Lindt or Ferrero.
Always have a spare T-money card with 5,000 won on it.
Always have at least 2 batteries and chargers for your phone.
Always know an ajosshi you can call to bail you out of trouble.
Always know an ajumma you can call to yell at some peon behind a desk.
Always know a goon.
Always know a lawyer.
Always know a floozy.
Always know someone who can repair anything.

Between baking soda, bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and olive oil, you can handle just about anything. Those 6 will save your butt time and time again.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 03:02:30 pm

  Undershirts! Get some good cotton undershirts and wear them under your shirts, no exceptions!

Koreans have a real problem with undershirts peeking out around the neck line, but I have not been able to find undershirts that have a wide enough neck not to show somewhat, especially undershirts that have sleeves that can cover the pits. Even my runners end up showing a bit under a sweater. How do Koreans do it?  Or, how do *you* do it, life hacker?

They cost a bit, but these were probably the smartest of my clothing investments, mine have paid for themselves many times over. They make deep and shallow v-necks as well.
https://www.thompsontee.com/
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 20, 2017, 03:07:20 pm

  Undershirts! Get some good cotton undershirts and wear them under your shirts, no exceptions!

Koreans have a real problem with undershirts peeking out around the neck line, but I have not been able to find undershirts that have a wide enough neck not to show somewhat, especially undershirts that have sleeves that can cover the pits. Even my runners end up showing a bit under a sweater. How do Koreans do it?  Or, how do *you* do it, life hacker?

They cost a bit, but these were probably the smartest of my clothing investments, mine have paid for themselves many times over. They make deep and shallow v-necks as well.
https://www.thompsontee.com/

Looks like they still wouldn't hang low enough on my shoulders to not be visible.  And, where does the sweat.. go, exactly?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: What?What? on June 20, 2017, 03:07:47 pm
THese aren't lifehacks per se, but they are rules to live by.

Always have a bottle of nice whiskey at home.
Always have a box of chocolates at your work desk. Real chocolates. Not Lindt or Ferrero.
Always have a spare T-money card with 5,000 won on it.
Always have at least 2 batteries and chargers for your phone.
Always know an ajosshi you can call to bail you out of trouble.
Always know an ajumma you can call to yell at some peon behind a desk.
Always know a goon.
Always know a lawyer.
Always know a floozy.
Always know someone who can repair anything.

Between baking soda, bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and olive oil, you can handle just about anything. Those 6 will save your butt time and time again.

For years now I have disagreed with just about everything you say .... and now, in the last two weeks I have wholeheartedly agreed with you on 3 occasions. What is happening?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mister Tim on June 20, 2017, 03:13:43 pm
My favorite one...

Open pistachios with the shell of one you've already eaten, like so:


(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-10/16/15/enhanced/webdr11/anigif_enhanced-9923-1413488019-7.gif)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 20, 2017, 03:14:23 pm
THese aren't lifehacks per se, but they are rules to live by.

Always have a bottle of nice whiskey at home.
Always have a box of chocolates at your work desk. Real chocolates. Not Lindt or Ferrero.
Always have a spare T-money card with 5,000 won on it.
Always have at least 2 batteries and chargers for your phone.
Always know an ajosshi you can call to bail you out of trouble.
Always know an ajumma you can call to yell at some peon behind a desk.
Always know a goon.
Always know a lawyer.
Always know a floozy.
Always know someone who can repair anything.

Between baking soda, bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and olive oil, you can handle just about anything. Those 6 will save your butt time and time again.

For years now I have disagreed with just about everything you say .... and now, in the last two weeks I have wholeheartedly agreed with you on 3 occasions. What is happening?

Same, hahahah
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: kriztee on June 20, 2017, 03:20:03 pm
My favorite one...

Open pistachios with the shell of one you've already eaten, like so:


(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-10/16/15/enhanced/webdr11/anigif_enhanced-9923-1413488019-7.gif)

Oh man where was this life hack last week before I finished off my 1.25kg sack of Costco pistachios :'(
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 20, 2017, 05:06:16 pm
When you use part of a pepper or onion, dice the rest of it and freeze in a sandwich bag. Use in omelettes or sauces next time you need it.

 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 05:26:48 pm

  Undershirts! Get some good cotton undershirts and wear them under your shirts, no exceptions!

Koreans have a real problem with undershirts peeking out around the neck line, but I have not been able to find undershirts that have a wide enough neck not to show somewhat, especially undershirts that have sleeves that can cover the pits. Even my runners end up showing a bit under a sweater. How do Koreans do it?  Or, how do *you* do it, life hacker?

They cost a bit, but these were probably the smartest of my clothing investments, mine have paid for themselves many times over. They make deep and shallow v-necks as well.
https://www.thompsontee.com/

Looks like they still wouldn't hang low enough on my shoulders to not be visible.  And, where does the sweat.. go, exactly?

You will sweat, it's just got some armpit padding that absorbs it and stops it from staining your shirt. You'll sweat but it won't stain your shirts or stink.

I can leave three buttons open (not that I would) and you won't see the undershirt, just get the deep v-neck.
If your undershirt is popping out for any reason other than your shirt not being buttoned up fully, then your shirts are way too big.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on June 20, 2017, 07:03:42 pm
Lifehacks from a Floridian:

1.0: avoid polyester like the plague! I don't care if Koreans or weird foreigners claim that it makes them feel cooler, they are lying and blaspheming the God Cotton! All hail cotton!

1.1b: never drive anything but a white car. It will stay cooler in the summer, and in the famous Korean winter you can hide it in the snow from polar bears!

2.xxx: always walk in the shade and always park in the shade, or you will die! This is probably more applicable to Florida than Korea.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: thunderlips on June 20, 2017, 07:13:09 pm
When you use part of a pepper or onion, dice the rest of it and freeze in a sandwich bag. Use in omelettes or sauces next time you need it.

Also pop the onion in the freezer for 5 minutes prior to chopping to reduce the tear makers.
I always forget to.
Cook larger portions as leftovers to be frozen for days you don't feel like cooking.

Financial tip> make a budget plan for every month and stick to it. Consider money put into  savings as paying a bill, not an optional choice.

Health tip> take the stairs when feasible. Same for biking, but probably not in Korea.

Make a list of your errands before you leave the house.

Use a tumbler for coffee, tea, water,  etc.

Get enough sleep.

Crap everday at least once.



Buy fruits and veggies from the farmers market or 5 day markets here.






Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 20, 2017, 07:42:50 pm
Lifehacks from a Floridian:

1.0: avoid polyester like the plague! I don't care if Koreans or weird foreigners claim that it makes them feel cooler, they are lying and blaspheming the God Cotton! All hail cotton!



Heck yes!

Linen, silk, bamboo, and wool (Italian for summer, British for Winter) are the only acceptable alternatives.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 08:11:17 pm
Lifehacks from a Floridian:

1.0: avoid polyester like the plague! I don't care if Koreans or weird foreigners claim that it makes them feel cooler, they are lying and blaspheming the God Cotton! All hail cotton!



Heck yes!

Linen, silk, bamboo, and wool (Italian for summer, British for Winter) are the only acceptable alternatives.

Italian for Summer, British for Winter... you stole my motto!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on June 20, 2017, 08:44:22 pm
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 20, 2017, 09:15:38 pm
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.

You are wearing the wrong wool if you think it is itchy.

I pay peasants to do my ironing.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Pecan on June 20, 2017, 10:12:41 pm
My favorite one...

Open pistachios with the shell of one you've already eaten, like so:


(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-10/16/15/enhanced/webdr11/anigif_enhanced-9923-1413488019-7.gif)
Better:
(https://richmedia.channeladvisor.com/ImageDelivery/imageService?profileId=12028466&itemId=569051&recipeName=470)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 10:46:11 pm
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.

You are wearing the wrong wool if you think it is itchy.

I pay peasants to do my ironing.

For myself, linen belongs on the bed and that's it. The only place linen can look great is while living on the beach and spending money on a shirt, specifically for that, seems ridiculous.
No matter who or how many times I'm told the Panama style suit looks good, I hate it.

Wool CAN be worn in summer, it depends on the weight, amount of structuring and type of wool... Still, I simply forego my blazers and sports jackets in summer, during the daytime, and rock impeccably fitted shirts instead... That is until I can afford that hopsack blazer. 

Dry cleaning twice a month? That's nearly 80 bucks a month for me, brother. A man needs to know how to hand wash and iron his garments. Just pop on a flick and watch it while you iron.
I'm only prepared to dry clean once a month.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 20, 2017, 10:47:48 pm
Lifehack

Stand on a nice thick yoga mat during long ironing sessions, no more sore feet.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 20, 2017, 11:43:19 pm
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.

You are wearing the wrong wool if you think it is itchy.

I pay peasants to do my ironing.

For myself, linen belongs on the bed and that's it. The only place linen can look great is while living on the beach and spending money on a shirt, specifically for that, seems ridiculous.
No matter who or how many times I'm told the Panama style suit looks good, I hate it.

Wool CAN be worn in summer, it depends on the weight, amount of structuring and type of wool... Still, I simply forego my blazers and sports jackets in summer, during the daytime, and rock impeccably fitted shirts instead... That is until I can afford that hopsack blazer. 

Dry cleaning twice a month? That's nearly 80 bucks a month for me, brother. A man needs to know how to hand wash and iron his garments. Just pop on a flick and watch it while you iron.
I'm only prepared to dry clean once a month.

I can do it, but my time is worth more to me than that.

I do a weekly dry cleaning run, but I wear wool trousers every day. 2500 won a pair. Shirts are 900~1200 depending on the cut.

This time of year I can't re-wear much, so it works out to 3500 a day... less specials. That is less than a cup of coffee.

Lifehack: The time you are not on the clock should be valued at AT LEAST your OT rate.  If you can contract out, do it!





Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 20, 2017, 11:47:49 pm
Lifehack

Stand on a nice thick yoga mat during long ironing sessions, no more sore feet.

How long are you ironing for, Jesus Christ. hahaha
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 21, 2017, 05:27:57 am
Game show and cereal enthusiasts

Recreate the madness at the end of The Crystal Maze by quickly picking up all the raisins in your muesli. But for every oat you pick up, deduct a raisin
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 21, 2017, 07:02:01 am
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.

You are wearing the wrong wool if you think it is itchy.

I pay peasants to do my ironing.

For myself, linen belongs on the bed and that's it. The only place linen can look great is while living on the beach and spending money on a shirt, specifically for that, seems ridiculous.
No matter who or how many times I'm told the Panama style suit looks good, I hate it.

Wool CAN be worn in summer, it depends on the weight, amount of structuring and type of wool... Still, I simply forego my blazers and sports jackets in summer, during the daytime, and rock impeccably fitted shirts instead... That is until I can afford that hopsack blazer. 

Dry cleaning twice a month? That's nearly 80 bucks a month for me, brother. A man needs to know how to hand wash and iron his garments. Just pop on a flick and watch it while you iron.
I'm only prepared to dry clean once a month.

I can do it, but my time is worth more to me than that.

I do a weekly dry cleaning run, but I wear wool trousers every day. 2500 won a pair. Shirts are 900~1200 depending on the cut.

This time of year I can't re-wear much, so it works out to 3500 a day... less specials. That is less than a cup of coffee.

Lifehack: The time you are not on the clock should be valued at AT LEAST your OT rate.  If you can contract out, do it!

Unless you're cool with replacing your shirts often, excessive dry-cleaning will decrease the lifespan of those puppies.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on June 21, 2017, 07:08:49 am
Lifehack

Stand on a nice thick yoga mat during long ironing sessions, no more sore feet.

How long are you ironing for, Jesus Christ. hahaha

I do a large shirt and trouser load every fortnight, takes about 2hrs or more to iron everything. Popping on a flick makes the job go faster.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr C on June 21, 2017, 07:29:21 am

Unless you're cool with replacing your shirts often, excessive dry-cleaning will decrease the lifespan of those puppies.

Of course, excessive anything should be avoided, but the idea that dry cleaning is worse for clothes is a contentious one.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: What?What? on June 21, 2017, 07:32:20 am
I generally try and buy clothes that won't wrinkle. Also I have a steam iron and a well trained man.  :P
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Pecan on June 21, 2017, 07:57:44 am
It takes 10-15 minutes to iron a shirt properly with a household iron and board, so four shirts an hour.

If you don't consider your time worth more than 3,960 KRW an hour, it might make sense to continue ironing at home.

That said, it's a no-brainer for most...Cleantopia.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: zola on June 21, 2017, 08:15:16 am
It takes 10-15 minutes to iron a shirt properly with a household iron and board, so four shirts an hour.
If you have some sort of crippling physical disability.

How do you iron peacn? find some flat sided rocks on the beach. Heat them in a fire pit for 8-12 hours. Then use them to iron your shirts.

#lifehack
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mister Tim on June 21, 2017, 08:19:59 am
My favorite one...

Open pistachios with the shell of one you've already eaten, like so:


(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-10/16/15/enhanced/webdr11/anigif_enhanced-9923-1413488019-7.gif)
Better:
(https://richmedia.channeladvisor.com/ImageDelivery/imageService?profileId=12028466&itemId=569051&recipeName=470)

Nah. Those taste different. I don't know if there's a difference in the cooking process or if it's just a mental thing, but eating pistachios from the shell tastes better to me than buying them pre-shelled like that.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: HyooMyron on June 21, 2017, 08:25:20 am
It takes 10-15 minutes to iron a shirt properly with a household iron and board, so four shirts an hour.

If you don't consider your time worth more than 3,960 KRW an hour, it might make sense to continue ironing at home.

That said, it's a no-brainer for most...Cleantopia.

Haha what? It probably helps if the iron is hot  :laugh: There is no reason a shirt should take 10-15 minutes to iron. Pro tip: you don't need to iron every single wrinkle out.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: annataleen on June 21, 2017, 09:31:16 am
Get a business card of a restaurant near your place. Use it as a reference point for taxi drivers that don't understand where you live (or if your Korean isn't good!).

This worked wonders for my at my first place in Korea. I live in a new area and the taxi drivers didn't always know all the neighborhoods because they were being built so fast. I got a business card from the restaurant on the first floor of my building. It had a map on the back. I would just hand that to the taxi driver to show them where I need to go. Sometimes it caused a bit of confusion, especially late at night when the restaurant is closed (they would try to tell me it is closed) but overall it worked out well.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on June 21, 2017, 10:30:25 am

Unless you're cool with replacing your shirts often, excessive dry-cleaning will decrease the lifespan of those puppies.

Of course, excessive anything should be avoided, but the idea that dry cleaning is worse for clothes is a contentious one.

Everything in moderation, except for ironing. **** that ****! PABST BLUE RIBBON!!!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 21, 2017, 10:35:03 am
Get a business card of a restaurant near your place. Use it as a reference point for taxi drivers that don't understand where you live (or if your Korean isn't good!).

This worked wonders for my at my first place in Korea. I live in a new area and the taxi drivers didn't always know all the neighbors because they were being built so fast. I got a business card from the restaurant on the first floor of my building. It had a map on the back. I would just hand that to the taxi driver to show them where I need to go. Sometimes it caused a bit of confusion, especially late at night when the restaurant is closed (they would try to tell me it is closed) but overall it worked out well.

+1
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on June 21, 2017, 10:35:11 am
Get a business card of a restaurant near your place. Use it as a reference point for taxi drivers that don't understand where you live (or if your Korean isn't good!).

This worked wonders for my at my first place in Korea. I live in a new area and the taxi drivers didn't always know all the neighbors because they were being built so fast. I got a business card from the restaurant on the first floor of my building. It had a map on the back. I would just hand that to the taxi driver to show them where I need to go. Sometimes it caused a bit of confusion, especially late at night when the restaurant is closed (they would try to tell me it is closed) but overall it worked out well.

LOL Korean addresses. Even Koreans don't understand them, they understandably just go by intersection names and landmarks because Kimchi Street 44th Alley 451, which is logically located in between the houses at Kimchi Street 44th Alley 5 and Kimchi Street 44th Alley #9005, is pretty goddamned hard to find!

To get to my house I have to tell taxi drivers the name of a market which is supposedly at the end of my block. Maybe 50 years ago there was a market there, but now there's just a bunch of college student bars and restaurants, a grocery store, and a dirty ddeok store. Somehow all the taxi drivers know of this market and they always take me straight there. I would have never known about this mystery market if the teachers who previously had my apartment hadn't told me about it.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 21, 2017, 11:41:25 am
I think this thread requires a nod to the Original Life Hack, Steve Brule:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Vg9PUbP30
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 21, 2017, 11:42:16 am
Get a business card of a restaurant near your place. Use it as a reference point for taxi drivers that don't understand where you live (or if your Korean isn't good!).

This worked wonders for my at my first place in Korea. I live in a new area and the taxi drivers didn't always know all the neighbors because they were being built so fast. I got a business card from the restaurant on the first floor of my building. It had a map on the back. I would just hand that to the taxi driver to show them where I need to go. Sometimes it caused a bit of confusion, especially late at night when the restaurant is closed (they would try to tell me it is closed) but overall it worked out well.

LOL Korean addresses. Even Koreans don't understand them, they understandably just go by intersection names and landmarks because Kimchi Street 44th Alley 451, which is logically located in between the houses at Kimchi Street 44th Alley 5 and Kimchi Street 44th Alley #9005, is pretty goddamned hard to find!

To get to my house I have to tell taxi drivers the name of a market which is supposedly at the end of my block. Maybe 50 years ago there was a market there, but now there's just a bunch of college student bars and restaurants, a grocery store, and a dirty ddeok store. Somehow all the taxi drivers know of this market and they always take me straight there. I would have never known about this mystery market if the teachers who previously had my apartment hadn't told me about it.

Waygook.org user MayorHaggar, I think you're wrong and maybe don't know how to say or pronounce your address properly. Saying that "Koreans don't understand addresses" is misguided, because it's patently untrue. Saying landmarks can be easier and more convenient, and it's true that people do it often, but that doesn't mean that people have some sort of difficulty comprehending addresses. How do you think millions of people every day use the post office and various logistics companies?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 21, 2017, 11:49:48 am
Lifehack 5.

If you enjoy beer, don't keep it in your fridge, or you'll be more tempted to drink it. If you have to go to the store every time you want a beer, you'll drink less beer and reduce your calorie intake while also reducing your monthly expenses.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 21, 2017, 11:49:59 am
Get a business card of a restaurant near your place. Use it as a reference point for taxi drivers that don't understand where you live (or if your Korean isn't good!).

This worked wonders for my at my first place in Korea. I live in a new area and the taxi drivers didn't always know all the neighbors because they were being built so fast. I got a business card from the restaurant on the first floor of my building. It had a map on the back. I would just hand that to the taxi driver to show them where I need to go. Sometimes it caused a bit of confusion, especially late at night when the restaurant is closed (they would try to tell me it is closed) but overall it worked out well.

LOL Korean addresses. Even Koreans don't understand them, they understandably just go by intersection names and landmarks because Kimchi Street 44th Alley 451, which is logically located in between the houses at Kimchi Street 44th Alley 5 and Kimchi Street 44th Alley #9005, is pretty goddamned hard to find!

To get to my house I have to tell taxi drivers the name of a market which is supposedly at the end of my block. Maybe 50 years ago there was a market there, but now there's just a bunch of college student bars and restaurants, a grocery store, and a dirty ddeok store. Somehow all the taxi drivers know of this market and they always take me straight there. I would have never known about this mystery market if the teachers who previously had my apartment hadn't told me about it.

Waygook.org user MayorHaggar, I think you're wrong and maybe don't know how to say or pronounce your address properly. Saying that "Koreans don't understand addresses" is misguided, because it's patently untrue. Saying landmarks can be easier and more convenient, and it's true that people do it often, but that doesn't mean that people have some sort of difficulty comprehending addresses. How do you think millions of people every day use the post office and various logistics companies?

There's a difference between writing down an address on an envelope that you copied from the internet, and inherently knowing where  산본로 254번길 is. Without NatSav, this country would be so fucked.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 21, 2017, 11:51:55 am
Lifehack 5.

If you enjoy beer, don't keep it in your fridge, or you'll be more tempted to drink it. If you have to go to the store every time you want a beer, you'll drink less beer and reduce your calorie intake while also reducing your monthly expenses.

Don't you dare tell me what to do with my beer.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 21, 2017, 12:02:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIPFrZY--30& (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIPFrZY--30&)

As a fun aside for those with 3 mins to spare.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JamSiManYo on June 21, 2017, 12:10:34 pm
Linen is a no-go in Worst Korea because it's so wrinkly, and I try to avoid ironing as much as possible because it's a stupid thing that peasants do. King Cotton is a lot less wrinkly!

Also wool is the devil! Except in winter, then it's fine as an outer layer. But you'd have to be smoking crack to think scratchy, itchy wool was worth wearing in summer when you could be wearing cool, breathable cotton clothes.

You are wearing the wrong wool if you think it is itchy.

I pay peasants to do my ironing.

The real lifehacks are always in the responses. If you can help it, don't do your own laundry.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 21, 2017, 12:11:19 pm
Taxi destinations:

When I am going somewhere were there is no obvious landmark, like a friend's house on a back lane, I usually print out an A4 sized Google map with a pin, in a scale that includes a subway station or a major intersection, with the (new format) address written in Korean in 2 cm tall characters.

I ask for the -dong, and show the map.  The driver fumbles for his reading glasses, looks at the map, and usually gets it pretty quickly.

Regarding the new address system; I think that what happened is that somebody when to Europe or North America, took a course, sold the idea to the uppity ups, was asked to implement it.  The written rules make sense, but when you apply them to hilly terrain instead of gridded streets, you need to improvise, so there is a lack of consistency in numbering -gil etc.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: emmas28 on June 21, 2017, 01:07:18 pm
Game show and cereal enthusiasts

Recreate the madness at the end of The Crystal Maze by quickly picking up all the raisins in your muesli. But for every oat you pick up, deduct a raisin
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 21, 2017, 02:16:06 pm
Korean Buffet Hack #32: You wouldn't have chosen to go their by your own volition, but there you are. So many options, but so few appetizing ones. How to make the most of your meal? Avoid food that requires any measure of actual cooking or heating, as these items tend to be overcooked/overheated. Don't let the fact that it's drowning in sweet sauce fool you; it's there only to hide its mispreparation*. To get the most bang for your buck, stick to the sushi corner. The salad bar, too, probably contains the freshest selection you'll find at the buffet. The fresh fruit makes a better dessert than anything from the prepackaged bakery corner, but make sure you find items that are fully ripened. Rices and soups are entirely filler and are best avoided. And don't bother waiting in line for 20 minutes to get that steak; it's little more than a thin slice of singed sirloin.

*That's not a word.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 21, 2017, 02:21:52 pm
Korean Buffet Hack #32: You wouldn't have chosen to go their by your own volition, but there you are. So many options, but so few appetizing ones. How to make the most of your meal? Avoid food that requires any measure of actual cooking or heating, as these items tend to be overcooked/overheated. Don't let the fact that it's drowning in sweet sauce fool you; it's there only to hide its mispreparation*. To get the most bang for your buck, stick to the sushi corner. The salad bar, too, probably contains the freshest selection you'll find at the buffet. The fresh fruit makes a better dessert than anything from the prepackaged bakery corner, but make sure you find items that are fully ripened. Rices and soups are entirely filler and are best avoided. And don't bother waiting in line for 20 minutes to get that steak; it's little more than a thin slice of singed sirloin.

*That's not a word.

Well written, would read again. A+++

Also yeah, some buffets have totally rad salad sections. Fill it uppppppp on that fresh greens life - it's probably the most expensive thing there, too.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mister Tim on June 21, 2017, 02:50:36 pm
Korean Buffet Hack #32: You wouldn't have chosen to go their by your own volition, but there you are. So many options, but so few appetizing ones. How to make the most of your meal? Avoid food that requires any measure of actual cooking or heating, as these items tend to be overcooked/overheated. Don't let the fact that it's drowning in sweet sauce fool you; it's there only to hide its mispreparation*. To get the most bang for your buck, stick to the sushi corner. The salad bar, too, probably contains the freshest selection you'll find at the buffet. The fresh fruit makes a better dessert than anything from the prepackaged bakery corner, but make sure you find items that are fully ripened. Rices and soups are entirely filler and are best avoided. And don't bother waiting in line for 20 minutes to get that steak; it's little more than a thin slice of singed sirloin.

*That's not a word.

Blech. Korean buffet sushi is completely terrible.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 21, 2017, 03:00:44 pm
If you accidentally get a bit of broken eggshell in your uncooked egg yolk/white in the bowl, you can remove it by using one of the half-shells that you hopefully haven't already tossed into the garbage.

That tiny little pain-in-the-ass will naturally glide back into its forebear, and then you can drag it to the edge of the bowl to slide that ****** out.

Alternatively, you can wet your finger and dab at it, but I've found the eggshell vs. eggshell method works better for me.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 21, 2017, 03:18:39 pm
If you accidentally get a bit of broken eggshell in your uncooked egg ...

My granddad was, among his many military trades, once a cook in the army.

He told me a story about cooking powered eggs, and tossing a whole egg (shells and all) into the mix.

Soldiers got a bit of shell, were convinced they had fresh eggs, and bought the cook many rounds of beer.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on June 21, 2017, 03:19:17 pm
If you accidentally get a bit of broken eggshell in your uncooked egg yolk/white in the bowl, you can remove it by using one of the half-shells that you hopefully haven't already tossed into the garbage.

That tiny little pain-in-the-ass will naturally glide back into its forebear, and then you can drag it to the edge of the bowl to slide that ****** out.

Alternatively, you can wet your finger and dab at it, but I've found the eggshell vs. eggshell method works better for me.
I just throw the entire bowl full of glop at the nearest wall with a few well chosen expletives and start afresh with a new bowl and egg.

Pottery shards can later be swept up and placed at the bottom of house-plant pots to allow for drainage. Alternatively, if you're crafty, you can make kitschy jewellery out of them and sell 'em for ridiculous amounts of money on Etsy.

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/102/1/7533339/il_570xN.897780723_5maq.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 21, 2017, 03:26:08 pm
If you accidentally get a bit of broken eggshell in your uncooked egg yolk/white in the bowl, you can remove it by using one of the half-shells that you hopefully haven't already tossed into the garbage.

That tiny little pain-in-the-ass will naturally glide back into its forebear, and then you can drag it to the edge of the bowl to slide that ****** out.

Alternatively, you can wet your finger and dab at it, but I've found the eggshell vs. eggshell method works better for me.
I just throw the entire bowl full of glop at the nearest wall with a few well chosen expletives and start afresh with a new bowl and egg.

Pottery shards can later be swept up and placed at the bottom of house-plant pots to allow for drainage. Alternatively, if you're crafty, you can make kitschy jewellery out of them and sell 'em for ridiculous amounts of money on Etsy.

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/102/1/7533339/il_570xN.897780723_5maq.jpg)

You can also use it to put fresh wallpaper up, if you're quick.

(Please note: this is not an officially sanctioned and numbered lifehack)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on June 21, 2017, 04:07:45 pm


Waygook.org user MayorHaggar, I think you're wrong and maybe don't know how to say or pronounce your address properly. Saying that "Koreans don't understand addresses" is misguided, because it's patently untrue. Saying landmarks can be easier and more convenient, and it's true that people do it often, but that doesn't mean that people have some sort of difficulty comprehending addresses. How do you think millions of people every day use the post office and various logistics companies?

...

Waygook.org user MayorHaggar, I think you're wrong and maybe don't know how to say or pronounce your address properly. Saying that "Koreans don't understand addresses" is misguided, because it's patently untrue. Saying landmarks can be easier and more convenient, and it's true that people do it often, but that doesn't mean that people have some sort of difficulty comprehending addresses. How do you think millions of people every day use the post office and various logistics companies?

...

Literally 99% of taxis have navigation systems. If you say an address, they will type the address in the navi, and you will be able to go home. You don't have to have memorized every address in a city to be able to fully understand how addresses work.

It's the same in North America, too. You'll usually say which intersection or landmark the place you're going to is close to, and then you say where to go from there.

"Uh, yeah, can you take us to 123 Smith Road?" 
"Uh, sure, where's that?"
"Oh, it's close to like, 5th and Parkdale."
"Ah yeah, got it."

I had to double check if this was Steelrails or someone else. First insisting nothing is wrong in Korea, then insisting that it's ok for them to do something silly because it's just as bad as what Americans do.

I have been here 5 years and I have never gotten a taxi driver to use an address, even when I have it printed out in clear unambiguous Korean. They do not know addresses, and they are too damn lazy to look it up with their GPS things. Seems like they only use them to watch out for speed cameras. They will just throw a fit, refuse to use the GPS, and take you to somewhere on the opposite side of town just to be passive aggressive. They will only go by landmarks, -dong names, and intersections. Look at any business card for a business, on the back they usually have a little map with nearby intersections, and with directions from the nearest big intersection or nearby landmarks.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 21, 2017, 04:33:03 pm
As someone with a car who has given rides to people and help them move and that sort of thing, with all that's going on when driving in Korea, the last thing I'd do is type in some long ass address in while I also have to drive and dodge scooters and pedestrians or pull to the side and get plowed into by some cement truck. I've actually had this happen where I'm taking someone somewhere and they start blabbering some address in badly accented Korean that's essentially indecipherable while being impatient about it. Just tell me what subway station you're by or start pointing me in the direction of something. Now, it's pretty easy if I'm pulled over and whoever I'm giving a ride to can competently pronounce Korean and has a rudimentary enough grasp of geography and direction to help me out. Then the navigation really helps. Of course the point of reference that you often get is terrible- "It's by the CU and the Lotte Mart." Thanks, that fing narrowed it down.

Also, your address is only as good as your Korean pronunciation.

Also, Seoul is a MASSIVE city and Korean cab drivers aren't paid enough to be street gurus.

Also, evidently someone knows how to find streets and addresses because food deliveries get made.

Lifehack- When giving directions, use a big and unique building or an apartment complex name, not fricking Lotteria.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 21, 2017, 04:41:17 pm
Grated cheddar from the supermarket can be squashed tightly together with your fingers to produce a block of cheese, ready for slicing or grating
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 21, 2017, 04:47:32 pm
Grated cheddar from the supermarket can be squashed tightly together with your fingers to produce a block of cheese, ready for slicing or grating
Why would you compress it to grate it again?


Caution: sometimes pre-grated cheeses contain an anti-caking agent which makes it difficult to use in a sauce.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: AhamSandwich on June 21, 2017, 08:21:31 pm
Grated cheddar from the supermarket can be squashed tightly together with your fingers to produce a block of cheese, ready for slicing or grating
Why would you compress it to grate it again?


Caution: sometimes pre-grated cheeses contain an anti-caking agent which makes it difficult to use in a sauce.

Hahhaaha
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 22, 2017, 07:46:05 am
Lifehack 6.

When washing dishes, don't wear rubber gloves. Gloves prevent you from feeling if a dish is fully clean, while with bare hands you can feel if you missed some stuck on food or remaining grease.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 22, 2017, 11:47:42 am
Lifehack 7.

If you need to cool a bottle quickly, wrap a wet paper towel around it and put it in the freezer.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 22, 2017, 12:27:13 pm
Snip the tails off several hundred small tadpoles using nail scissors to make a tasty (and cheap) cavier substitute
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on June 22, 2017, 12:48:26 pm
Snip the tails off several hundred small tadpoles using nail scissors to make a tasty (and cheap) cavier substitute
Alternatively, you can freeze them and smash the tadpopsicles into caviar sized fragments with a meat tenderizer. Freezing does, of course, adversely affect the flavour, but it is nonetheless an excellent time saver.

(http://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/kermit-the-throg-1024x622.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 22, 2017, 08:40:04 pm
Write the alphabet around your ironing board to encourage ghosts to do the work for you
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 23, 2017, 09:00:09 am
A few years ago, I went to a website that sold disposable twin-blade razors at a dollar each (but they also upsold you to "better" products).

In their advert, they slagged on the multi-blade cartridge razors, and showed an old photo with a safety razor with a voice-over that said, "your grandfather looked great with just one blade!"

That got me thinking... perhaps granddad was onto something.

I got a Merkur razor on eBay (about $40), and a box of 100 blades ($10).

They work great, are dirt cheap, and reduce the amount of ingrown-hair-bumps (a problem for people with curls) compared to multi-blade razors.

(I have no financial interest in Merkur or eBay).
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: turningsteel on June 23, 2017, 11:01:05 am
A few years ago, I went to a website that sold disposable twin-blade razors at a dollar each (but they also upsold you to "better" products).

In their advert, they slagged on the multi-blade cartridge razors, and showed an old photo with a safety razor with a voice-over that said, "your grandfather looked great with just one blade!"

That got me thinking... perhaps granddad was onto something.

I got a Merkur razor on eBay (about $40), and a box of 100 blades ($10).

They work great, are dirt cheap, and reduce the amount of ingrown-hair-bumps (a problem for people with curls) compared to multi-blade razors.

(I have no financial interest in Merkur or eBay).

I second this. I've been using a safety razor for 5 years or so. Great shave. Cheap as all hell and I like that it's made well. Not cheap plastic and garbage. All metal construction. It'll last forever. Also, it's fun using shaving soap and a brush.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 23, 2017, 11:07:32 am
I second this. I've been using a safety razor for 5 years or so. Great shave. Cheap as all hell and I like that it's made well. Not cheap plastic and garbage. All metal construction. It'll last forever. Also, it's fun using shaving soap and a brush.

Is your Pokemon checking out his shave?

:)

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 23, 2017, 11:21:39 am
Any tips on how to open a stubborn milk carton that refuses to submit to conventional methods (https://youtu.be/dcgYEh5PtlM)?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 23, 2017, 11:27:37 am
Any tips on how to open a stubborn milk carton that refuses to submit to conventional methods (https://youtu.be/dcgYEh5PtlM)?

Just don't do it like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNvuXF8J0A4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNvuXF8J0A4)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 23, 2017, 11:29:45 am
Any tips on how to open a stubborn milk carton that refuses to submit to conventional methods (https://youtu.be/dcgYEh5PtlM)?

If your stubborn milk carton refuses to submit to conventional opening methods, try using scissors. But don't use really good paper scissors, because you might get milk on them. Use kitchen sheers.

Alternately, freeze the milk then you can peel the label off without spilling milk. Then put the milk in a jug and let it melt and you'll have milk.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: AhamSandwich on June 23, 2017, 11:36:32 am
Buy new milk. Smash the trouble maker. Feel good.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 23, 2017, 11:55:28 am
Any tips on how to open a stubborn milk carton that refuses to submit to conventional methods (https://youtu.be/dcgYEh5PtlM)?

If your stubborn milk carton refuses to submit to conventional opening methods, try using scissors. But don't use really good paper scissors, because you might get milk on them. Use kitchen sheers.

Alternately, freeze the milk then you can peel the label off without spilling milk. Then put the milk in a jug and let it melt and you'll have milk.

That's not a hack, that's a desperation move. But you didn't number it, so I assume you know that already.

@Aham: Any methods of smashing that you recommend?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 23, 2017, 01:14:51 pm
There IS a better way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwROPN3Fir8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwROPN3Fir8)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: HyooMyron on June 23, 2017, 02:04:57 pm
A few years ago, I went to a website that sold disposable twin-blade razors at a dollar each (but they also upsold you to "better" products).

In their advert, they slagged on the multi-blade cartridge razors, and showed an old photo with a safety razor with a voice-over that said, "your grandfather looked great with just one blade!"

That got me thinking... perhaps granddad was onto something.

I got a Merkur razor on eBay (about $40), and a box of 100 blades ($10).

They work great, are dirt cheap, and reduce the amount of ingrown-hair-bumps (a problem for people with curls) compared to multi-blade razors.

(I have no financial interest in Merkur or eBay).

I second this. I've been using a safety razor for 5 years or so. Great shave. Cheap as all hell and I like that it's made well. Not cheap plastic and garbage. All metal construction. It'll last forever. Also, it's fun using shaving soap and a brush.

Safety razor master race checking in

Before coming to Korea, I never even entertained the notion of using one. However, after a haircut and the cleanest/smoothest shave of my entire life by a Korean barber. I HAD to get one.

Granted, it is a bit intimidating. One wrong move and you're going to cut yourself and it does take a bit more time. But it's WAY cheaper than using a regular shaver (I bought the metal attachment thingy for only 15,000 won and the razors are dirt cheap), it shaves way better, it's better for your skin, you feel cool as hell doing it, and the ladies love it  :police:

I HIGHLY recommend it to all men (and women that grow facial hair)  :cheesy:

If you're someone who has to shave everyday (like me), you're straying further from God's light everyday that you don't use it  :angel:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 26, 2017, 08:35:54 am
Lifehack 8.

If it's raining, tuck your shoelaces into your shoes so they don't flop around and get wet.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 26, 2017, 08:59:41 am
Lifehack 8.

If it's raining, tuck your shoelaces into your shoes so they don't flop around and get wet.

I do this with my trainers even when it is dry, because they came with laces that were about a meter too long.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 27, 2017, 11:47:17 am
Lifehack 9.

If you have a lot of tomatoes and you can't eat them all before they go bad, because you bought too many, put them in a blender and make tomato juice. This can also be done with cucumbers.

Buying lots of fruit at a time is a good way to save money.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 27, 2017, 12:43:26 pm
Lifehack 9.

If you have a lot of tomatoes and you can't eat them all before they go bad, because you bought too many, put them in a blender and make tomato juice. This can also be done with cucumbers.

Buying lots of fruit at a time is a good way to save money.

I cut the stem off (with 45 degree conical cut) and freeze them.
When I want to make a sauce, I put them into boiling water for a second or three, and the peals come off easily.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 27, 2017, 02:42:14 pm
Lifehack 9.

If you have a lot of tomatoes and you can't eat them all before they go bad, because you bought too many, put them in a blender and make tomato juice. This can also be done with cucumbers.

Buying lots of fruit at a time is a good way to save money.

I cut the stem off (with 45 degree conical cut) and freeze them.
When I want to make a sauce, I put them into boiling water for a second or three, and the peals come off easily.

This is literally a good idea and I'm going to try this.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on June 27, 2017, 03:02:30 pm
Lifehack 9.

If you have a lot of tomatoes and you can't eat them all before they go bad, because you bought too many, put them in a blender and make tomato juice. This can also be done with cucumbers.

Buying lots of fruit at a time is a good way to save money.

I cut the stem off (with 45 degree conical cut) and freeze them.
When I want to make a sauce, I put them into boiling water for a second or three, and the peals come off easily.

Not to save them, but to get the peels off really quickly. Drop them (whole) into water that is already at a rolling boil. Wait until the peel breaks, and them scoop them out and drop them in a large bowl that has ice water in it. If you do that, they will also peel right off.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 27, 2017, 06:30:34 pm
Catch moths using a mousetrap baited with a sweater
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 28, 2017, 07:49:49 am
This time of year, when it gets hot an humid, use the thinnest towels you have so that they dry more quickly and get less musty smelling.

Also, rinse your feet with cold water before you leave the shower to reduce sweating as you towel off.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Arabin on June 28, 2017, 08:18:12 am
This time of year, when it gets hot an humid, use the thinnest towels you have so that they dry more quickly and get less musty smelling.

Also, rinse your feet with cold water before you leave the shower to reduce sweating as you towel off.

Underwear. Freezer.

You'll thank me.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 28, 2017, 08:33:57 am
Reminds me, I need to buy one of those cooling eye masks that you keep in the freezer until you're ready to use it. The skin under my eyes always swell up during Summer, giving me bags.

Tip: Cooling eye masks help improve baggy eyes.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: denimdaze on June 28, 2017, 08:48:07 am
Reminds me, I need to buy one of those cooling eye masks that you keep in the freezer until you're ready to use it. The skin under my eyes always swell up during Summer, giving me bags.

Tip: Cooling eye masks help improve baggy eyes.

I use chilled cucumber slices in the summer.  They work well.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 28, 2017, 10:28:48 am
Reminds me, I need to buy one of those cooling eye masks that you keep in the freezer until you're ready to use it. The skin under my eyes always swell up during Summer, giving me bags.

Tip: Cooling eye masks help improve baggy eyes.

I use chilled cucumber slices in the summer.  They work well.

Yeah, I've used those with good results, too, and I think they're even more effective than the cooling masks, actually. But I don't like how they feel on my eyes. xD
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: HaLo3 on June 28, 2017, 10:33:45 am
Reminds me, I need to buy one of those cooling eye masks that you keep in the freezer until you're ready to use it. The skin under my eyes always swell up during Summer, giving me bags.

Tip: Cooling eye masks help improve baggy eyes.

I use chilled cucumber slices in the summer.  They work well.

Yeah, I've used those with good results, too, and I think they're even more effective than the cooling masks, actually. But I don't like how they feel on my eyes. xD
I haven't used one of those cooling masks since I was in elementary school and stole one of my mom's to use and it burst in my bed. But I saw a watermelon one at Art Box that I considered buying...
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 28, 2017, 10:53:55 am
I haven't used one of those cooling masks since I was in elementary school and stole one of my mom's to use and it burst in my bed. But I saw a watermelon one at Art Box that I considered buying...

I can't find the one I used last year, lol. No idea what I did with it.

Yeah, I saw the one you're talking about in Artbox, too, and I'll probably stop by there today to pick up a new mask. I've just been holding off to see if I could find my old one.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 28, 2017, 11:04:14 am
I haven't used one of those cooling masks since I was in elementary school and stole one of my mom's to use and it burst in my bed. But I saw a watermelon one at Art Box that I considered buying...

I can't find the one I used last year, lol. No idea what I did with it.

Yeah, I saw the one you're talking about in Artbox, too, and I'll probably stop by there today to pick up a new mask. I've just been holding off to see if I could find my old one.

Lifehack:

You will find a list item soon after paying for a replacement.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 28, 2017, 11:16:18 am
Lifehack:

You will find a list item soon after paying for a replacement.

That's not a lifehack. That's a fact of life.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 28, 2017, 11:48:08 am
Lifehack 10.

After using cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness, eat the cucumber slices for a crunchy snack.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: HaLo3 on June 28, 2017, 12:29:03 pm
I haven't used one of those cooling masks since I was in elementary school and stole one of my mom's to use and it burst in my bed. But I saw a watermelon one at Art Box that I considered buying...

I can't find the one I used last year, lol. No idea what I did with it.

Yeah, I saw the one you're talking about in Artbox, too, and I'll probably stop by there today to pick up a new mask. I've just been holding off to see if I could find my old one.
Oh, if you do, can you report back on how well it works? I mean, I know it's not a hard to work, but I guess just how well it holds up. It's burstability.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 28, 2017, 02:39:14 pm
I haven't used one of those cooling masks since I was in elementary school and stole one of my mom's to use and it burst in my bed. But I saw a watermelon one at Art Box that I considered buying...

I can't find the one I used last year, lol. No idea what I did with it.

Yeah, I saw the one you're talking about in Artbox, too, and I'll probably stop by there today to pick up a new mask. I've just been holding off to see if I could find my old one.
Oh, if you do, can you report back on how well it works? I mean, I know it's not a hard to work, but I guess just how well it holds up. It's burstability.

Sure. The ones I've owned in the past never burst on me, thankfully, so I don't really expect this one to, but I'll take a good look at the way it's made.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 28, 2017, 03:30:02 pm
A Barbie doll cut in two and stuffed into half a fish makes an ideal Little Mermaid for a girl's Christmas or birthday present
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on June 29, 2017, 07:21:12 am
A Barbie doll cut in two and stuffed into half a fish makes an ideal Little Mermaid for a girl's Christmas or birthday present

Right? Nice life hack!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 29, 2017, 07:33:51 am
Small lengths of rubber pipe make ideal 'skin tight suits' for worms. Roll the worm in talcum powder first to ensure a comfortable fit
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 29, 2017, 07:41:09 am
Small lengths of rubber pipe make ideal 'skin tight suits' for worms. Roll the worm in talcum powder first to ensure a comfortable fit

I feel like I should smoke it.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on June 29, 2017, 08:25:44 am
Small lengths of rubber pipe make ideal 'skin tight suits' for worms. Roll the worm in talcum powder first to ensure a comfortable fit

I feel like I should smoke it.

I was present when a worm was accidentally set on fire in lab one day.

Don't know how it happened. The bunsen burners weren't even being used.

Anyway, I never did forget that smell. Good luck.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 03, 2017, 01:24:06 pm
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on July 03, 2017, 01:38:02 pm
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!

Follow-up: You've got some of the best chances at getting a seat on Line 3 (Seoul) if you wait for one of the front cars. The closer to the front you are, the less crowded they become.

Void if it's a Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 03, 2017, 01:39:22 pm
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!

Follow-up: You've got some of the best chances at getting a seat on Line 3 (Seoul) if you wait for one of the front cars. The closer to the front you are, the less crowded they become.

Void if it's a Saturday afternoon.

Actually, it'd be kind of nice to get some specifics down for each subway line. That's good to know.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on July 03, 2017, 01:45:11 pm
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!

Follow-up: You've got some of the best chances at getting a seat on Line 3 (Seoul) if you wait for one of the front cars. The closer to the front you are, the less crowded they become.

Void if it's a Saturday afternoon.

Actually, it'd be kind of nice to get some specifics down for each subway line. That's good to know.

Yeah, probably has to do with how far away the front cars are from the stairwells and whatever. xD This is mostly if you're heading in the Ogeum direction. The same can be MOSTLY applied if heading in the Daehwa direction, but it depends on which station you're entering from.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 03, 2017, 01:54:05 pm
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!

Follow-up: You've got some of the best chances at getting a seat on Line 3 (Seoul) if you wait for one of the front cars. The closer to the front you are, the less crowded they become.

Void if it's a Saturday afternoon.

Actually, it'd be kind of nice to get some specifics down for each subway line. That's good to know.

Yeah, probably has to do with how far away the front cars are from the stairwells and whatever. xD This is mostly if you're heading in the Ogeum direction. The same can be MOSTLY applied if heading in the Daehwa direction, but it depends on which station you're entering from.

Line 3 is so unpleasant.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on July 03, 2017, 01:58:24 pm
Line 3 is so unpleasant.

Yeah, it's basically Korea's Hell Line. Every year it's a sweaty mess until July, too. With the exception of this year. They turned on the A/C earlier. :)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 03, 2017, 06:55:07 pm
Scrabble players. Before each game ensure you engage in a little smalltalk with your competitors, saying what a ziquyiv day it's been, and how you're feeling extremely voxy and jjxkeee
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on July 04, 2017, 09:12:11 am
Lifehack 11.

If you want to maximize your chance of getting a seat on the subway, go to a car door that isn't near stairs and also isn't one with courtesy seats at that door. Then your chances are up to get a seat!

Follow-up: You've got some of the best chances at getting a seat on Line 3 (Seoul) if you wait for one of the front cars. The closer to the front you are, the less crowded they become.

Void if it's a Saturday afternoon.

Actually, it'd be kind of nice to get some specifics down for each subway line. That's good to know.

Yeah, probably has to do with how far away the front cars are from the stairwells and whatever. xD This is mostly if you're heading in the Ogeum direction. The same can be MOSTLY applied if heading in the Daehwa direction, but it depends on which station you're entering from.

Line 3 is so unpleasant.

Some time ago I would take subway and have to change to get on line three at one of the main places, so, needless to say everyone rushes for seats. Then, I realized that When I arrive at the transfer station, I could actually go back a station, cross sides, and still catch the same train that everyone else would be catching just a bit later. So, Although, I just had to walk quickly to get to the one going in the opposite direction, a few minutes later I had my choice of seats in the cool cars (always an outside seat  :afro: ), and I was just a step ahead of that big rush that I would other wise have had to be apart of.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 07, 2017, 02:15:52 pm
Lifehack 12.

If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.

Also, lower calorie milk.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 07, 2017, 02:20:10 pm
Lifehack 12.

If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.

Also, lower calorie milk.

Note: this does not work with petrol.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on July 07, 2017, 02:31:21 pm
Lifehack 12.

If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.

Also, lower calorie milk.

I think technically that doesn't make more 'milk'. :lipsrsealed:

And it's totes going to make your 콘플라이트 (https://68.media.tumblr.com/6f69c469e4ccaac1dd64ee94b9b50d4c/tumblr_o9au9xWqDk1r07rtgo1_500.gif) soggy that much quicker.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 07, 2017, 02:36:14 pm
Lifehack 12.

If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.

Also, lower calorie milk.

Note: this does not work with petrol.

But it does work with shampoo.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 07, 2017, 03:02:13 pm
Promise to call people are specific times, and then don't. They'll call you to see what is wrong, at which point you can have your original planned conversation at their expense.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on July 07, 2017, 03:11:43 pm
Take it away, oglop! :P

(I am enjoying these 8))
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 07, 2017, 03:24:40 pm
Old or unwanted telephone directories make ideal personal address books. Simply cross out the names and addresses of people you don't know.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 10, 2017, 07:59:51 am
Lifehack 12.
If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.
Also, lower calorie milk.
Note: this does not work with petrol.
Lifehack: You probably shouldn't be drinking petrol to begin with.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 10, 2017, 10:38:24 am
Lifehack 12.
If you're running low on milk, just mix some water in with it and you'll have more milk.
Also, lower calorie milk.
Note: this does not work with petrol.
Lifehack: You probably shouldn't be drinking petrol to begin with.

[Bow]

Respect
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 10, 2017, 11:22:49 am
An octopus makes an ideal comfy non-slip bathmat. Simply scoop out any annoying unwanted bits, and fix the tentacles to the base of the bath.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 13, 2017, 12:12:30 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on July 13, 2017, 12:16:20 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.

gazpacho, sir
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 13, 2017, 12:20:38 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.

gazpacho, sir

Gazpacho is cold soup. I didn't talk about cold soups. Cold soups are also good. But you have to make it hot first, which makes it not fully cold. Gazpacho is kind of like a really wet salad anyways.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 13, 2017, 12:39:20 pm
My new favourite #basedcowboyshirtism: "Soups: they're really just very wet salads."
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on July 13, 2017, 12:50:07 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.

gazpacho, sir

Gazpacho is cold soup. I didn't talk about cold soups. Cold soups are also good. But you have to make it hot first, which makes it not fully cold. Gazpacho is kind of like a really wet salad anyways.

I know. Just sayin'; gazpacho is good. And is it not possible to make it cold, as well?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 13, 2017, 12:53:46 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.

gazpacho, sir

Gazpacho is cold soup. I didn't talk about cold soups. Cold soups are also good. But you have to make it hot first, which makes it not fully cold. Gazpacho is kind of like a really wet salad anyways.

I know. Just sayin'; gazpacho is good. And is it not possible to make it cold, as well?

Turns out you don't have to heat it to make it. I'm just dumb.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 13, 2017, 01:25:54 pm
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Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 14, 2017, 07:43:58 am
Lifehack 14.

If you have mildew in between the tiles of your bathroom, toilet bowl cleaner is a great way to clean it. Use the thin spout to apply with great precision. The concentrated cleaning power will remove dirt. Then use a tooth brush (NOT THE ONE FOR YOUR TEETH) to clean it.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 14, 2017, 02:57:27 pm
Lifehack 14.

If you have mildew in between the tiles of your bathroom, toilet bowl cleaner is a great way to clean it. Use the thin spout to apply with great precision. The concentrated cleaning power will remove dirt. Then use a tooth brush (NOT THE ONE FOR YOUR TEETH) to clean it.
Some people I know would benefit greatly from having their teeth cleaned with toilet bowl cleaner.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on July 15, 2017, 07:49:23 pm
Waygook.orgHack: When two waygook.org users hijack a thread with a digital shouting match, it's fun to image that they are actually the same person.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 18, 2017, 02:48:37 pm
Lifehack 15.

If you don't have an envelope for sending mail, you can make one from a piece of scrap paper.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 18, 2017, 03:13:34 pm
Pretend you don't live in Korea by walking around in Korea holding an A to Z guide and asking people for directions.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 18, 2017, 03:18:56 pm
Pretend you don't live in Korea by walking around in Korea holding an A to Z guide and asking people for directions.

Bonus round: use A-Z Tokyo
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: kobayashi on July 18, 2017, 03:25:25 pm
my lifehack:

a lot of us stay in small apartments, and struggle for storage space.

buy one of these and you can use all the vertical space available to you for storage:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=117089135
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MaximusPrime on July 18, 2017, 03:28:48 pm
my lifehack:

a lot of us stay in small apartments, and struggle for storage space.

buy one of these and you can use all the vertical space available to you for storage:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=117089135

Have had one in the entrance to my place for the last year. They are amazing!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on July 18, 2017, 03:44:40 pm
Lifehack 13.

If you're too hot in the summer, eat salads instead of hot soups. That way you don't have too increase the temperature by heating your food.

gazpacho, sir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeEIpYRcGcA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeEIpYRcGcA)

(https://i.imgflip.com/1so6qw.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on July 18, 2017, 03:45:19 pm
my lifehack:

a lot of us stay in small apartments, and struggle for storage space.

buy one of these and you can use all the vertical space available to you for storage:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=117089135

Have had one in the entrance to my place for the last year. They are amazing!

3rded. Three-dimensional thinking is important.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 18, 2017, 04:03:05 pm
Boil an egg to perfection without expensive egg timers by putting the egg into boiling water and driving away from your house at exactly 60mph. After 3 miles, phone your wife and tell her to take the egg out of the water
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 18, 2017, 04:15:05 pm
my lifehack:

a lot of us stay in small apartments, and struggle for storage space.

buy one of these and you can use all the vertical space available to you for storage:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=117089135

Have had one in the entrance to my place for the last year. They are amazing!

3rded. Three-dimensional thinking is important.
E-mart has some with a curtain to hide your ugly sweaters.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 20, 2017, 02:52:11 pm
Lifehack 16.

If you crease a paper and fold it several times, sometimes you can tear it in a straight line. This is useful if you don't have scissors or a cutter.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: jddavis7 on July 20, 2017, 03:01:31 pm
Lifehack 16.

If you crease a paper and fold it several times, sometimes you can tear it in a straight line. This is useful if you don't have scissors or a cutter.

Dabbing water on the crease helps, too.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 20, 2017, 03:05:46 pm
A ladder turned upside-down can be used for climbing down off things
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Savant on July 20, 2017, 03:44:39 pm
Lifehack 16.

If you crease a paper and fold it several times, sometimes you can tear it in a straight line. This is useful if you don't have scissors or a cutter.

Dabbing water on the crease helps, too.

As is using anything with a straight edge, e.g. book or table.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MaximusPrime on July 20, 2017, 03:50:53 pm
If you don't have a straight edge, water or know how to fold paper.
You can use scissors to make paper multiply while at the same time decreasing in size.

  :angel:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 20, 2017, 04:04:35 pm
Husbands. Cheer yourself up by watching your wedding video in reverse. You'llove the bit where you give her back the ring, walk back up the aisle, get into a car and fuck off
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 26, 2017, 03:28:21 pm
Put a pieces of paper on your car's dash with your phone number and your apartment number, but NOT the rest of your address. Park in front of any building.

Elite level: make one that says "101" and don't worry about how many units in the building you park in front of.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on August 01, 2017, 11:43:07 pm
Protip: If you're doing beer/wine/mak tastings and you're reusing the glasses everyone is using, you may be tempted to rinse the cups out in the sink every time you introduce a new bottle. Don't. Just shake out the excess booze and fill it up with a new one.

Tap water is much more likely to mess with the flavour profile due to the chlorine and minerals in it. A little bit of Pinot Noir is not likely to mess with the Cab Sauv that you have for the second tasting. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 01, 2017, 11:58:06 pm
Don't listen to CO2: water is your friend. (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/dining/28curious.html) :wink:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on August 02, 2017, 12:15:46 am
Don't listen to CO2: water is your friend. (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/dining/28curious.html) :wink:

Well, yeah, if you're going to use (and this is the hot topic du jour so I'll use Eng and Kor) Samdasoo/삼다수.

 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 02, 2017, 12:26:43 am
Don't listen to CO2: water is your friend. (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/dining/28curious.html) :wink:

Well, yeah, if you're going to use (and this is the hot topic du jour so I'll use Eng and Kor) Samdasoo/삼다수.

아이 아그리~ :smiley:

Hot tip: Never bet against CO2.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on August 02, 2017, 08:06:01 am
Put a pieces of paper on your car's dash with your phone number and your apartment number, but NOT the rest of your address. Park in front of any building.

Elite level: make one that says "101" and don't worry about how many units in the building you park in front of.

Premium Elite level: If you're parking in an area that is just a free-for-all, don't put anything on your dash.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on August 03, 2017, 01:52:12 pm
I'm am old fart who has worn glasses since I was a boy.

I have excellent near vision, but I need to take my glasses off to read now.

If I need to see something far away, and my glasses are not available, I sometimes use my phone camera.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 03, 2017, 11:11:04 pm
Korean Lifehack: Pay lip service to 한국산 products, and allow Korean companies to gouge you for everything from beef to Samsung smart phones to Hyundai cars, but when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of your newborn child, for the love of Steel Rails, BUY JAPANESE!!!!!

Thank you Double Heart~ (http://2paragraphs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/alanis-620x375.png)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 07, 2017, 06:32:06 am
Never use tape, or any other adhesive, to stick something to a permanent surface (wall, window). It can never be fully removed and will mar the look of that surface evermore. :sad:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on August 07, 2017, 06:38:24 am
Never use tape, or any other adhesive, to stick something to a permanent surface (wall, window). It can never be fully removed and will mar the look of that surface evermore. :sad:

On the other hand, magic eraser works miracles.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 07, 2017, 07:00:42 am
Never use tape, or any other adhesive, to stick something to a permanent surface (wall, window). It can never be fully removed and will mar the look of that surface evermore. :sad:

On the other hand, magic eraser works miracles.

Please don't degrade my hard-won wisdom with your practical solutions. >:(

Adhesives: AVOID
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Maclean on August 07, 2017, 09:04:23 am
This has to be the most annoying (and self-promotional) thread title in waygook history.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on August 07, 2017, 09:13:48 am
Never use tape, or any other adhesive, to stick something to a permanent surface (wall, window). It can never be fully removed and will mar the look of that surface evermore. :sad:

On the other hand, magic eraser works miracles.

Please don't degrade my hard-won wisdom with your practical solutions. >:(

Adhesives: AVOID

Don't try to censor life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z7imiftUds), mang.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 07, 2017, 09:14:01 am
It is easier to sharpen the end of a worm into a point using a pencil sharpener if you freeze it first
Title: Re: Annoying and Self-promotionally titled lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 07, 2017, 10:23:26 am
I can just tell oglop has a million of these that he's sitting on but is going for the slow release so as to not appear too giddy. ;D

(I had other fish to fry here, Chinguetti, but that doesn't mean you're off the hook.)
Title: Re: Annoying and Self-promotionally titled lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on August 11, 2017, 11:35:50 am
   Looking to copy/paste links but your OCD is getting in the way? Do you need those ugly strings of random letters tidied up and shortened? Do you want to misrepresent where you're getting your sources from? Change that Globalresearch.ca link to something more respectable when defending the indefensible on a Waygook political thread?
Try http://tidyurl.com/ !

Alternatively, if you enjoy obfuscation, you can lengthen, randomize, and generally pain-in-the-ass-ify a url with http://longurlmaker.com/ !

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Annoying and Self-promotionally titled lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 11, 2017, 11:43:26 am
   Looking to copy/paste links but your OCD is getting in the way? Do you need those ugly strings of random letters tidied up and shortened? Do you want to misrepresent where you're getting your sources from? Change that Globalresearch.ca link to something more respectable when defending the indefensible on a Waygook political thread?
Try http://tidyurl.com/ !

Alternatively, if you enjoy obfuscation, you can lengthen, randomize, and generally pain-in-the-ass-ify a url with http://longurlmaker.com/ !

 :smiley:

There's also http://thislilmaneuver.com (https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ?t=43) ~
Title: Re: Annoying and Self-promotionally titled lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on August 11, 2017, 12:17:29 pm
There's also http://thislilmaneuver.com (http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/happytreefriends/images/5/55/Happy-tree-friend_o_GIFSoup_com.gif/revision/latest?cb=20101026031435) ~
I like the way you... roll.   8)

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 11, 2017, 01:21:57 pm
Feel a bit like God for the day by making people out of plasticine and judging them harshly
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on August 12, 2017, 10:08:01 am
Jackpot (http://www.boredpanda.com/shitty-life-pro-tips/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook).
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 12, 2017, 10:42:44 am
Asthmatics: avoid going on holiday to places where scenery is described as breathtaking.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 12, 2017, 11:43:11 am
Feel a bit like God for the day by making people out of plasticine and judging them harshly
;D
Jackpot (http://www.boredpanda.com/shitty-life-pro-tips/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook).
:laugh:

I feel like, oglop's truly innovative 'hacks' aside, a lot of what's been written on this thread amounts to just common sense.

If your shirt stinks from wear, try washing. Pro tip: Warm water gets it cleaner.

When shopping, compare similar items of interest and buy the cheapest one. You can spend less money. Pro tip: Look for daily sale items.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on August 12, 2017, 01:44:12 pm
Feel a bit like God for the day by making people out of plasticine and judging them harshly
;D
Jackpot (http://www.boredpanda.com/shitty-life-pro-tips/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook).
:laugh:

I feel like, oglops truly innovative 'hacks' aside, a lot of what's been written on this thread amounts to just common sense.

If your shirt stinks from wear, try washing. Pro tip: Warm water gets it cleaner.

When shopping, compare similar items of interest and buy the cheapest one. You can spend less money. Pro tip: Look for daily sale items.


Exactly what I was thinking~~ I think that is Oglops point. If you have to poop, go to the restroom. Pro tip: Check for toilet paper before dropping a deuce.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 12, 2017, 02:36:14 pm
Save money on batteries by only putting them in your clock when you want to know the time
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on August 12, 2017, 05:53:05 pm
Save money on batteries by only putting them in your clock when you want to know the time

I prefer to believe that he's serious.
It makes my day to day existence feel a lot less dysfunctional.
...
... is that a pro-tip? Take oglop seriously?
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/2e/b4/9a2eb40942fb40273251ea43788c13ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 12, 2017, 07:38:55 pm
Non-smokers: crushed up moths make excellent 'replica ash' to decorate your ash trays with
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 20, 2017, 12:10:08 pm
The guy who makes his own Korean life hack thread also happens to be the guy who is always plugging Gmarket.  Detective hat is back on: Waygook.org user Basedcowboyshirt, tell us what you know!!!

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 23, 2017, 08:13:12 am
Lifehack 17.

If you're shopping online at Gmarket or Auction, there are always coupons you can get from their site or app. Literally never pay full price for anything.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 23, 2017, 08:16:15 am
Use your own personal seagull army to protect yourself from muggers. Simply push a wheelbarrow full of fishheads everywhere you go
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 28, 2017, 01:57:25 pm
Lifehack 18.

When shopping for groceries, don't take a basket or cart. If your hands and arms are too full to carry more, you have enough food and you can go to the checkout. This will save you money and reduce the amount of unused food that goes to waste.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: shostager on August 28, 2017, 02:37:56 pm
Lifehack 18.

When shopping for groceries, don't take a basket or cart. If your hands and arms are too full to carry more, you have enough food and you can go to the checkout. This will save you money and reduce the amount of unused food that goes to waste.

In addition, do what I did in college (and sometimes do here) - carry all that food home in your backpack, walking for 10-30 minutes. It's too heavy? You bought too much food (or shoulda ordered all that heavy water/whatever online).

I still need to get set up with Homeplus or Emart or whatever for online orders...I have a Mac at home though, so no ActiveX for me. Coupang and Gmarket have been great though.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 28, 2017, 02:43:50 pm
Increase the size of your apartment by decorating it with thinner wallpaper
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on August 28, 2017, 02:47:57 pm
Increase the size of your apartment by decorating it with thinner wallpaper
Need more head space? Take off your socks!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 28, 2017, 06:19:25 pm
Increase the size of your apartment by decorating it with thinner wallpaper
Need more head space? Take off your socks!
don't be ridiculous
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on August 28, 2017, 06:37:58 pm
Lifehack 18.

When shopping for groceries, don't take a basket or cart. If your hands and arms are too full to carry more, you have enough food and you can go to the checkout. This will save you money and reduce the amount of unused food that goes to waste.

In addition, do what I did in college (and sometimes do here) - carry all that food home in your backpack, walking for 10-30 minutes. It's too heavy? You bought too much food (or shoulda ordered all that heavy water/whatever online).

I still need to get set up with Homeplus or Emart or whatever for online orders...I have a Mac at home though, so no ActiveX for me. Coupang and Gmarket have been great though.

Before I had a car, I could only buy what I could carry.

I almost never got soda, canned stuff, or watermelon.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on August 28, 2017, 09:03:02 pm
Increase the size of your apartment by decorating it with thinner wallpaper
Need more head space? Take off your socks!
don't be ridiculous
:laugh:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 28, 2017, 10:27:22 pm
Take oglop seriously?
don't be ridiculous

;D           8)           :wink:           :cheesy:           :azn:           :angel:           :smiley:           :P           :-*
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 29, 2017, 07:28:55 am
Post signs around the office, bathroom, and trash receptacles requesting standard acts of curtesy and accordance will surely follow.

surefire examples...

at the urinal: "Take one step forward"

at the sink: "Wash your hands thoroughly"

on the door: "Please shut the door"

public spaces: "no smoking"

trash receptacles: "plastics"
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 29, 2017, 07:47:24 am
Lifehack 18.

When shopping for groceries, don't take a basket or cart. If your hands and arms are too full to carry more, you have enough food and you can go to the checkout. This will save you money and reduce the amount of unused food that goes to waste.

In addition, do what I did in college (and sometimes do here) - carry all that food home in your backpack, walking for 10-30 minutes. It's too heavy? You bought too much food (or shoulda ordered all that heavy water/whatever online).

I still need to get set up with Homeplus or Emart or whatever for online orders...I have a Mac at home though, so no ActiveX for me. Coupang and Gmarket have been great though.

Before I had a car, I could only buy what I could carry.

I almost never got soda, canned stuff, or watermelon.

Watermelon is a very #based lifehack food, though, because you can get at least five or six meals out of one melon. That's efficient.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 29, 2017, 08:02:52 am
Lifehack 18.

When shopping for groceries, don't take a basket or cart. If your hands and arms are too full to carry more, you have enough food and you can go to the checkout. This will save you money and reduce the amount of unused food that goes to waste.

In addition, do what I did in college (and sometimes do here) - carry all that food home in your backpack, walking for 10-30 minutes. It's too heavy? You bought too much food (or shoulda ordered all that heavy water/whatever online).

I still need to get set up with Homeplus or Emart or whatever for online orders...I have a Mac at home though, so no ActiveX for me. Coupang and Gmarket have been great though.

Before I had a car, I could only buy what I could carry.

I almost never got soda, canned stuff, or watermelon.

Watermelon is a very #based lifehack food, though, because you can get at least five or six meals out of one melon. That's efficient.

watermelon as meal???

(https://greatist.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_main/public/ChickenWatermelonSalad.jpg?itok=mowEZIkB)(http://onionin.com/sites/default/files/recipes/watermelon-sandwich_0.jpg)
(http://www.fitlessflavor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/For-more-recipes-and-meal-plan-ideas-visit-@fitlessflavor-4.jpg)(http://www.eatwell101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/grilled-watermelon-recipe-2.jpg)
(https://prods3.imgix.net/images/articles/2013_10/Pasta_400.jpg)(https://afoodcentriclife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Watermelon-Goat-Cheese-Appetizer.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 30, 2017, 02:57:13 pm
Lifehack 19.

If you see a brown spot on a banana, it's totally safe to eat. You don't have to worry about the banana.

Obviously if it's literally rotten, don't eat it. That's Lifehack 19b.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 30, 2017, 04:27:49 pm
Next time you have a party, make everyone swallow little plastic discs with different numbers on them, making sure to keep a record. If anyone vomits, you'll know who it was
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on August 30, 2017, 05:42:21 pm
Lifehack 19.

If you see a brown spot on a banana, it's totally safe to eat. You don't have to worry about the banana.

Obviously if it's literally rotten, don't eat it. That's Lifehack 19b.

I ate some fridge-desiccated blueberries with my muesli today, and I'm fine!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: apancoe on August 31, 2017, 09:16:21 am
basedcowboyshirt - i've seen you post some really good tips on using credit cards and online shopping, but this thread is weird man. it sounds and looks like you're trying realllllly hard to be #random and #quirky and #based.


and if you reply, miss me with your typical "waygook.org website user apancoe" ...  because that's another example of what i'm talking about.

am i the only one that thinks this?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on August 31, 2017, 10:00:46 am
basedcowboyshirt - i've seen you post some really good tips on using credit cards and online shopping, but this thread is weird man. it sounds and looks like you're trying realllllly hard to be #random and #quirky and #based.


and if you reply, miss me with your typical "waygook.org website user apancoe" ...  because that's another example of what i'm talking about.

am i the only one that thinks this?

Answer: No, a lot of them are just common sense. Oglop's on the other hand... But, he did start the thread, and continually posts on it, so let'm roll.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on August 31, 2017, 10:33:56 am
Men: examine your own prostate by simply wiping your arse with the toilet paper found in your school's bathroom
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 31, 2017, 11:45:45 am
Lifehack 20.

If you step in gum, or somehow get gum on your shoe, you can use some regular vegetable oil (canola, soy bean, whatever - but don't waste your extra virgin olive oil) to remove it. Just kind of rub the oil on it and the gum will dissolve or fall off. Any oil based lubricant like WD-40 or something will work, too. But don't get oil on any fabric parts because it will literally stain your shoes or clothes.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on August 31, 2017, 12:03:38 pm
Here's another lifehack! Because it's Thursday.

Lifehack 21.

If you have lettuce that's a little bit wilted, don't throw it out. Put the open end of the stalks in some cold water and put it in the fridge for a little while and your lettuce will perk up and regain some of its crispiness.

Then you can put it in your food.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on September 01, 2017, 09:23:25 am
Seen on FB today...
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 01, 2017, 11:41:40 am
Seen on FB today...

This is literally the best.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on September 01, 2017, 12:13:45 pm
Lifehack 20.

If you step in gum, or somehow get gum on your shoe, you can use some regular vegetable oil (canola, soy bean, whatever - but don't waste your extra virgin olive oil) to remove it. Just kind of rub the oil on it and the gum will dissolve or fall off. Any oil based lubricant like WD-40 or something will work, too. But don't get oil on any fabric parts because it will literally stain your shoes or clothes.

Gum on clothes: Put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then break it off.

Oil residue on clothes: Before you wash them and when they are dry, put a fine powder (like baby powder) on them to soak up the oil before a wash.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: HabsFanInKorea on September 01, 2017, 12:53:01 pm

Gum on clothes: Put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then break it off.

Oil residue on clothes: Before you wash them and when they are dry, put a fine powder (like baby powder) on them to soak up the oil before a wash.

I've found that hand washing with dish soap is great for getting oil stains out as long as you don't let it sit for too long.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on September 01, 2017, 01:24:43 pm
I don't think anyone's done this one-

Leftover pizza in the fridge? Don't microwave. Take some pizza cheese and sprinkle it on top, then pop it into your toaster oven on 180o. 7-9 minutes later and you've got delicious, gooey, crispy pizza!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on September 01, 2017, 01:24:55 pm

Gum on clothes: Put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then break it off.

Oil residue on clothes: Before you wash them and when they are dry, put a fine powder (like baby powder) on them to soak up the oil before a wash.

I've found that hand washing with dish soap is great for getting oil stains out as long as you don't let it sit for too long.

That is true. That does work part of the time for me. Before I've washed I usually do the powder, then wash by hand, and then do a dish soap (straight, not watered down) soak for a little while with a little scrub, and then wash it normally. I think the trick is for either way is not washing and drying it before you do the dirty work. Once it has been washed and dried it is usually set. Although, I have still had success with the powder for things that have been washed and dried multiple times, and it still got the oil out. I am one of those people that can't eat without dropping something on my pants... I am not sure about getting stuff out of really delicate material though.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on September 01, 2017, 01:47:36 pm
When making Kool-Aid, double the mix and double the sugar.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 01, 2017, 01:52:05 pm
When making Kool-Aid, double the mix and double the sugar.

Calling Alice Cooper/Basedcowboy

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/7/7c/Alice_Cooper_%E2%80%93_Poison.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on September 01, 2017, 01:52:14 pm
When making Kool-Aid, double the mix and double the sugar.

Let me fix that for you to suit the thread:

When making Kool-Aid, double the mix, sugar, and water, and have double the Kool-Aid. Then you only have to spend half the time making Kool-Aid! :afro:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on September 01, 2017, 09:46:40 pm
Potential astronauts: if contemplating a future moon-landing, increase your chance of success by travelling there when the moon is full
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 12, 2017, 02:34:17 pm
Lifehack 22.

If you run out of panko when breading something to be fried, you can substitute crumbled up cracker crumbs, instead.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 12, 2017, 02:55:22 pm
Lifehack 23.

If you're considering painting your room a new colour, make sure to check with your landlord first, if you're renting. Also, brighter colours can make you feel more cheerful, while darker colours may make you feel gloomy.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on September 12, 2017, 03:25:38 pm
Window cleaners: when agreeing on a price with Dr Who to clean the windows of the Tardis, don't be conned into agreeing to do the insides for the same price
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on September 12, 2017, 04:16:05 pm
(http://static-yourtango-com.imgix.net/sites/default/files/2016%20Oct/corner.jpg?fit=max&ixlib=php-1.1.0&w=610&auto=compress)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on September 12, 2017, 11:26:34 pm
who says kyndo is obtuse. He's taking the right angle with this approach.



 :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: DMZabductee on September 13, 2017, 07:39:12 am
who says kyndo is obtuse. He's taking the right angle with this approach.



 :lipsrsealed:

I dunno, I'm a little worried about him  :undecided:

(http://static.neatorama.com/images/2013-11/Math-Puns-are-the-First-Sine-of-Madness.jpg)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on September 13, 2017, 08:32:21 am
Homeless people: avoid being moved on by the police by setting up permanent home outside an Apple Store. When asked to move, simply state you are an Early Adopter and are queuing for the iPhone X
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on September 13, 2017, 09:01:25 am
who says kyndo is obtuse. He's taking the right angle with this approach.



 :lipsrsealed:

I dunno, I'm a little worried about him  :undecided:

(http://static.neatorama.com/images/2013-11/Math-Puns-are-the-First-Sine-of-Madness.jpg)

Guys, guys, don't worry. All my puns are carefully calculated to maximise entertainment value.

Here's the basic formula I like to use:

f(x)   =(h-l)H(x+1)+(r-h)H(x-1)+(l-w)H(x+3)+(w-r)H(x-3)+w   
g(x)  =(http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/equations/BatmanCurve/Inline6.gif)



Then again, there's a reason I'm teaching English instead of math (or comedy). *sigh*
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 13, 2017, 01:20:34 pm
Lifehack 24.

If you find yourself with an avocado that isn't ripe yet, and you want it to ripen faster, put it in a brown paper bag. It will ripen faster.

If you don't want it to ripen faster, don't put it in a brown paper bag.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on September 13, 2017, 01:51:05 pm
Homeless people: avoid being moved on by the police by setting up permanent home outside an Apple Store. When asked to move, simply state you are an Early Adopter and are queuing for the iPhone X
Apple Early Adopters: save the embarrassment and humiliation of having to explain that you're queuing so long just for a phone, by pretending you are a homeless person.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on September 13, 2017, 04:15:30 pm
Bachelor Living Top Tip #1:

Want to eat a big frozen pizza, but you live alone? Just break the frozen pizza in half, then put it in the oven. Put the other half back in the freezer.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 22, 2017, 01:38:03 pm
Lifehack 25.

If you don't like having cloudy looking ice cubes and want that real clear clear, boil some distilled water first and freeze that. Your ice cubes will be crystal clear.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 22, 2017, 01:40:59 pm
If a creepy guy is talking to you on the subway, work "Where do you live?" into the conversation. Then you know where he will be getting off before they can ask you where you live. Not foolproof, but it can help. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on September 24, 2017, 08:04:05 am
Buy some beer, etc. from a CU and leave it in the hotel minibar.  Ask for a credit on your bill at thier price.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on September 24, 2017, 10:26:06 am
Ladies: save time in the morning by dong your make-up the night before, then wrap your head in clingfilm to preserve it overnight
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on April 23, 2018, 01:47:49 pm
Lifehack 26.

If your umbrella is wet, open it to let it dry before putting it away. Putting a wet umbrella away can lead to unsightly mildew and it will smell bad.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Bingsu on April 23, 2018, 06:48:20 pm
You don't even have to buy ice packs, just throw a wet hand towel in the freezer and you're all set.

*can be used for humans or pregnant cats
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 03, 2018, 12:53:25 pm
Lifehack 27.

If you're drawing using markers or felt-tipped pens, use the light colours first, and dark colours later. That way your yellow or sky blue won't get all dirty from the purple or black ink getting on it.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: SuyeonTeacher on May 03, 2018, 03:35:54 pm
I'm sorry if someone said this already. I'm not reading through 12 pages, sorry! But here's my favorite lifehack:

Keep your bag of food waste in the freezer so that it doesn't get stinky or attract gnats before you're ready to take it out. Nothing is soggy or dripping either when it's time to throw out. No mess, no stink :)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Bingsu on May 03, 2018, 04:39:45 pm
You don't even have to buy ice packs, just throw a wet hand towel in the freezer and you're all set.

*can be used for humans or pregnant cats

This is a great lifehack. Can you use it for dogs, too?

Sadly no, it's got terrible consequences for dogs. Standby for results on elephants.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 03, 2018, 07:19:28 pm
You don't even have to buy ice packs, just throw a wet hand towel in the freezer and you're all set.

*can be used for humans or pregnant cats

This is a great lifehack. Can you use it for dogs, too?

Sadly no, it's got terrible consequences for dogs. Standby for results on elephants.

I make my own ice packs.
1 part alcohol, 2 parts water in a zip-lock freezer bag. 
They stay flexible so they can be moulded around an ankle, knee, or trunk.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: sojuadventurer on May 04, 2018, 11:33:28 am
You don't even have to buy ice packs, just throw a wet hand towel in the freezer and you're all set.

*can be used for humans or pregnant cats

This is a great lifehack. Can you use it for dogs, too?

Sadly no, it's got terrible consequences for dogs. Standby for results on elephants.

I make my own ice packs.
1 part alcohol, 2 parts water in a zip-lock freezer bag. 
They stay flexible so they can be moulded around an ankle, knee, or trunk.

On a related note.... if you need a nice hot pack, you can throw some dry, uncooked rice into a sock, tie up the open end of the sock, and throw it in the microwave for a few minutes. Makes a great hot pack!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 04, 2018, 12:04:18 pm
You don't even have to buy ice packs, just throw a wet hand towel in the freezer and you're all set.

*can be used for humans or pregnant cats

This is a great lifehack. Can you use it for dogs, too?

Sadly no, it's got terrible consequences for dogs. Standby for results on elephants.

I make my own ice packs.
1 part alcohol, 2 parts water in a zip-lock freezer bag. 
They stay flexible so they can be moulded around an ankle, knee, or trunk.

On a related note.... if you need a nice hot pack, you can throw some dry, uncooked rice into a sock, tie up the open end of the sock, and throw it in the microwave for a few minutes. Makes a great hot pack!

This is a good lifehack!

Also, you can open the sock later and put the rice in a pot or rice cooker and eat it!

... with the aforementioned alcohol and water mixture to wash it down.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on May 04, 2018, 12:52:43 pm
Lifehack 30,

After you finish eating, don't waste the leftovers. Save it in an airlock container to eat later!

#noriceleftbehind
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 28, 2018, 10:05:20 am
If you need multi-lingual Optical Character Recognition software, just use Google Translate. Take a picture or screen shot,  highlight the text you want, and then copy it from the input field. 

It is great for extracting addresses from business cards, or from websites with text embedded into images.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on May 28, 2018, 10:35:08 am
If you need multi-lingual Optical Character Recognition software, just use Google Translate. Take a picture or screen shot,  highlight the text you want, and then copy it from the input field. 

It is great for extracting addresses from business cards, or from websites with text embedded into images.
If you download the language pack, then it will do real time translations as well: just point your camera at whatever you want translated, and it will do it on the fly. No need to actually take the picture. Totally blew the minds of some of my school's older faculty.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JVPrice on May 28, 2018, 10:38:30 am
If you need multi-lingual Optical Character Recognition software, just use Google Translate. Take a picture or screen shot,  highlight the text you want, and then copy it from the input field. 

It is great for extracting addresses from business cards, or from websites with text embedded into images.
If you download the language pack, then it will do real time translations as well: just point your camera at whatever you want translated, and it will do it on the fly. No need to actually take the picture. Totally blew the minds of some of my school's older faculty.  :smiley:

^ I highly recommend. It was a lifesaver when I first arrived in Korea.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 28, 2018, 10:43:42 am
If you need multi-lingual Optical Character Recognition software, just use Google Translate. Take a picture or screen shot,  highlight the text you want, and then copy it from the input field. 

It is great for extracting addresses from business cards, or from websites with text embedded into images.
If you download the language pack, then it will do real time translations as well: just point your camera at whatever you want translated, and it will do it on the fly. No need to actually take the picture. Totally blew the minds of some of my school's older faculty.  :smiley:

^ I highly recommend. It was a lifesaver when I first arrived in Korea.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Aristocrat on May 28, 2018, 11:49:39 am
Just washed your car and trying to dry it to avoid streaks and water marks on the car's body?

Use the windscreen squeegee, not only does it give you streak free windows, but it works quickly and
effectively for getting the water off your car without spots or streaks.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on June 28, 2018, 07:40:48 am
Raining? Not that cold? No rain boots? "Frugal"?

Flip flops.

LifeHack or LifeWack? You decide.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 28, 2018, 07:45:27 am
Raining? Not that cold? No rain boots? "Frugal"?

Flip flops.

LifeHack or LifeWack? You decide.

Careful; they slip on smooth granite and stick in muck.

Life lesson: learned.

I might be straying from 아재 territory into the 할비, but could I suggest this cheap, practical footwear (http://cfile202.uf.daum.net/image/125CD2164AE0507709FC3B).
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on June 28, 2018, 07:51:05 am
Raining? Not that cold? No rain boots? "Frugal"?

Flip flops.

LifeHack or LifeWack? You decide.

Careful; they slip on smooth granite and stick in muck.

Life lesson: learned.

I might be straying from 아재 territory into the 할비, but could I suggest this cheap, practical footwear (http://cfile202.uf.daum.net/image/125CD2164AE0507709FC3B).

I saw a few ladies wearing tall rubber boots with short skirts. They are going to get ring-arround-the-legs!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on June 28, 2018, 08:00:32 am
Raining? Not that cold? No rain boots? "Frugal"?

Flip flops.

LifeHack or LifeWack? You decide.

Careful; they slip on smooth granite and stick in muck.

Life lesson: learned.

I might be straying from 아재 territory into the 할비, but could I suggest this cheap, practical footwear (http://cfile202.uf.daum.net/image/125CD2164AE0507709FC3B).

I'll pretend I'm training for Ninja Warrior...

http://media.giphy.com/media/D5OFa1zQxinTi/giphy.gif
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: donovan on June 28, 2018, 11:42:00 am
I saw a few ladies wearing tall rubber boots with short skirts. They are going to get ring-around-the-legs!

90% of the time I see them worn, there's no rain in sight. I understand fashion knows no weather, but is it really worth the blisters?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on June 28, 2018, 11:48:53 am
I'll pretend I'm training for Ninja Warrior...
http://media.giphy.com/media/D5OFa1zQxinTi/giphy.gif
Get ready for "Why dress like a Japanese criminal? Why not dress like upstanding (and famous) Joseon general?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on September 19, 2018, 03:27:08 pm
Lifehack 28

If you don't have a mirror, you can use your phone's front camera to take a look at yourself.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: AvecPommesFrites on September 20, 2018, 01:34:47 pm
Lifehack 29

Wear headphones with cables tucked under your clothes to avoid someone's bag catching the cable and yanking your head.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on November 15, 2018, 11:47:54 am
New one I just learned today:

Keep a magnet in your paperclip or pin box to keep the from spilling all over the place.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on November 15, 2018, 01:16:18 pm
New one I just learned today:

Keep a magnet in your paperclip or pin box to keep the from spilling all over the place.

This is a legitimate life hack! But be careful not to put your paperclip or pin box on your TV or hard drive. That can cause a big problem!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on November 15, 2018, 01:21:24 pm
New one I just learned today:

Keep a magnet in your paperclip or pin box to keep the from spilling all over the place.

This is a legitimate life hack! But be careful not to put your paperclip or pin box on your TV or hard drive. That can cause a big problem!

Not an issue for modern (flat panel) TVs or SSDs.

:)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on November 15, 2018, 02:31:01 pm
New one I just learned today:

Keep a magnet in your paperclip or pin box to keep the from spilling all over the place.

This is a legitimate life hack! But be careful not to put your paperclip or pin box on your TV or hard drive. That can cause a big problem!

Not an issue for modern (flat panel) TVs or SSDs.

:)

This is also a MODERN lifehack that I didn't know about! Two life hacks in one!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on March 12, 2019, 11:39:26 am
Lifehack 29.

If you have leftover food from dinner, you can eat it the next day for a quick, easy breakfast.

Thanks you waygook.org user Chinguetti for pointing this one out!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on March 12, 2019, 11:42:21 am
Lifehack 29.

If you have leftover food from dinner, you can eat it the next day for a quick, easy breakfast.

Thanks you waygook.org user Chinguetti for pointing this one out!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on April 01, 2019, 02:21:34 pm
Lifehack 30.

If you need to attract fruit flies, you can leave an old banana peel in a dish, or directly on your counter. Wait a day or two (even quicker in warm weather) and soon you'll have all the fruit flies you need.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: apancoe on April 01, 2019, 02:31:11 pm
Lifehack 30.

If you need to attract fruit flies, you can leave an old banana peel in a dish, or directly on your counter. Wait a day or two (even quicker in warm weather) and soon you'll have all the fruit flies you need.

you are so tired and lame
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on April 01, 2019, 02:41:27 pm
you are so tired and lame

Someone is in a pissy mood.

Life Hack: If you're pissy down 2 bottles of bokbunja and watch some kittens.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: apancoe on April 01, 2019, 02:54:07 pm
you are so tired and lame

Someone is in a pissy mood.

Life Hack: If you're pissy down 2 bottles of bokbunja and watch some kittens.

lmaoooooooooo ok - you're sticking up for an adult male that posted a LIfeHaCK for attracting fruit flies.

corny and lame
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on April 01, 2019, 03:13:29 pm
lmaoooooooooo ok - you're sticking up for an adult male that posted a LIfeHaCK for attracting fruit flies.

corny and lame

Sticking up for? What are you 11?

If you can't handle a shitpost now and then

then A) you probably shouldn't read my posts

B) Probably shouldn't be on waygook

C) Hell, the internet might be too dangerous for you
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: apancoe on April 01, 2019, 03:28:17 pm
lmaoooooooooo ok - you're sticking up for an adult male that posted a LIfeHaCK for attracting fruit flies.

corny and lame

Sticking up for? What are you 11?

If you can't handle a shitpost now and then

then A) you probably shouldn't read my posts

B) Probably shouldn't be on waygook

C) Hell, the internet might be too dangerous for you

ok cool
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on April 02, 2019, 07:46:16 am
Lifehack 31.

If you need to clean between the keys on a keyboard and a cotton swab won't fit all the way down, use a thin piece of cardboard dipped in rubbing alcohol. It'll fit between the keys and be able to remove any stuck on grime. The rubbing alcohol will help dissolve dust and dirt, and it'll also partially disinfect any germs that might be there.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on April 03, 2019, 03:18:31 pm
Lifehack 32.

If you don't have the ingredients to make pizza dough, but you're really craving homecooked pizza fresh from the oven, try using a tortilla instead of pizza crust. It will be thinner, but still able to hold some pizza toppings.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kayos on April 04, 2019, 09:08:19 am
Lifehack 31.

If you need to clean between the keys on a keyboard and a cotton swab won't fit all the way down, use a thin piece of cardboard dipped in rubbing alcohol. It'll fit between the keys and be able to remove any stuck on grime. The rubbing alcohol will help dissolve dust and dirt, and it'll also partially disinfect any germs that might be there.

If you are using a mechanical keyboard, you can literally pull the keys out, clean under them, and clean the keys, and then put them back in once your done too. (I done this myself on the weekend).
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on April 08, 2019, 10:29:14 pm
If your phone battery doesn’t last the day, prevent it from accessing your work computer (and vis versa) by putting a booster battery between them. This also ensures your booster is charged at the end of the work day.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: SanderB on April 09, 2019, 05:07:52 am
Save yourself some money and buy a deLonghi- coffee is a feast now, I stopped drinking coffee from the (good) coffeemachine at school. >:(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_krn0VTcrQ

This was the cheapest I could find for you, mine was 160 euros.
 http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=954380909

This makes you hotel-quality coffee:
http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=206798341
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on April 09, 2019, 05:36:53 am
Save yourself some money and buy a deLonghi- coffee is a feast now, I stopped drinking coffee from the (good) coffeemachine at school. >:(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_krn0VTcrQ

This was the cheapest I could find for you, mine was 160 euros.
 http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=954380909

This makes you hotel-quality coffee:
http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=206798341


I use a 3000 won cone filter holder from Daiso and heat water in the same pot I use to cook everything else with, but thanks for coming out.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: SanderB on April 09, 2019, 05:45:32 am
 ;D

It's life changing, mate. I used to drink just any coffee as long as it was strong but this is just such a feast each morning. I even stopped my Starbucks routine. My own coffee is just 1000x better tasting. But w/e. It's only a few 100s well worth the try. I wasted 200 on purchasing other brands and just wished I had bought this one straight away.

And if you buy 1 coffee a day at a 7-11 @4000 won you would have this machine recouped after 2 months.Faster if you happen to have a date who loves to get a drink at Coffee&Beans. It saves you money because you stop drinking sour drab anywhere else.

(https://i.ibb.co/kh0nNfk/EC680-M-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kh0nNfk)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on April 09, 2019, 06:10:51 am
;D

It's life changing, mate. I used to drink just any coffee as long as it was strong but this is just such a feast each morning. I even stopped my Starbucks routine. My own coffee is just 1000x better tasting. But w/e. It's only a few 100s well worth the try. I wasted 200 on purchasing other brands and just wished I had bought this one straight away.

And if you buy 1 coffee a day at a 7-11 @4000 won you would have this machine recouped after 2 months.Faster if you happen to have a date who loves to get a drink at Coffee&Beans. It saves you money because you stop drinking sour drab anywhere else.

(https://i.ibb.co/kh0nNfk/EC680-M-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kh0nNfk)
It’s more about the beans than the machines. Putting McNulty into that rig would not improve it!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on April 09, 2019, 07:27:30 am
And if you buy 1 coffee a day at a 7-11 @4000 won you would have this machine recouped after 2 months.Faster if you happen to have a date who loves to get a drink at Coffee&Beans.

this is kind of irrelevant... but who is buying 7-11 coffee that costs 4,000 won? does 7-11 even sell coffee that is that expensive?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: AvecPommesFrites on April 09, 2019, 08:02:43 am
;D

It's life changing, mate. I used to drink just any coffee as long as it was strong but this is just such a feast each morning. I even stopped my Starbucks routine. My own coffee is just 1000x better tasting. But w/e. It's only a few 100s well worth the try. I wasted 200 on purchasing other brands and just wished I had bought this one straight away.

And if you buy 1 coffee a day at a 7-11 @4000 won you would have this machine recouped after 2 months.Faster if you happen to have a date who loves to get a drink at Coffee&Beans. It saves you money because you stop drinking sour drab anywhere else.

(https://i.ibb.co/kh0nNfk/EC680-M-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kh0nNfk)

Good luck with that strategy when you get a SO (thread unique wording). Please record the footage when you say 'let's just stay in this weekend and have a DeLonghui'. You'll be in for one hell of a roasting. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on May 02, 2019, 10:48:56 am
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Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on May 02, 2019, 10:57:44 am
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This makes me want to watch "Dave Made a Maze" again so much. Too relatable, lol.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on May 02, 2019, 11:38:50 am
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This makes me want to watch "Dave Made a Maze" again so much. Too relatable, lol.
Oh hey, that looks interesting! I remember many rainy days making forts in the living room using whatever was at hand. ("No mom, I need *all* the forks!")
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: alexisalex on May 02, 2019, 11:42:53 am
Does anyone have any tips for finding cheap flight tickets?

Apart from the classics - using Skyscanner in incognito mode - I don't know what else to do!

Any special tricks I'm missing?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Colburnnn on May 02, 2019, 12:20:13 pm
Does anyone have any tips for finding cheap flight tickets?

Apart from the classics - using Skyscanner in incognito mode - I don't know what else to do!

Any special tricks I'm missing?

Don't fly direct, Search on Wednesdays, Book early. Other than that, nope. If you wanna go, pay the money?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on May 02, 2019, 03:12:18 pm
This makes me want to watch "Dave Made a Maze" again so much. Too relatable, lol.
Oh hey, that looks interesting! I remember many rainy days making forts in the living room using whatever was at hand. ("No mom, I need *all* the forks!")

Yeah, I highly recommend it if you like whimsical films with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor. My brother thinks it's stupid, but don't let that put you off. A movie about cardboard (and not so deep allusions about life)  can't be wrong.

And I remember collecting cereal boxes as a kid because I wanted to make an awesome maze and cereal fort in my room, but any time I started making real progress my mom would always throw everything out while I was at school. ;__;
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 02, 2019, 09:26:37 pm
This makes me want to watch "Dave Made a Maze" again so much. Too relatable, lol.
Oh hey, that looks interesting! I remember many rainy days making forts in the living room using whatever was at hand. ("No mom, I need *all* the forks!")

Yeah, I highly recommend it if you like whimsical films with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor. My brother thinks it's stupid, but don't let that put you off. A movie about cardboard (and not so deep allusions about life)  can't be wrong.

And I remember collecting cereal boxes as a kid because I wanted to make an awesome maze and cereal fort in my room, but any time I started making real progress my mom would always throw everything out while I was at school. ;__;

We made cardboard ships for our Star Wars guys. We were too poor to buy the ships, so we made them!

Egg carton seats, straws for laser cannons.  Good times!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on May 02, 2019, 10:05:36 pm
Make work commitments for Monday instead of Friday so you have the weekend as 2 says of extra slack in your schedule.
Also, schedule progress updates for Monday afternoon.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 03, 2019, 07:45:24 am
Make work commitments for Monday instead of Friday so you have the weekend as 2 says of extra slack in your schedule.
Also, schedule progress updates for Monday afternoon.
Excellent lifehack!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on October 15, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
Lifehack 32: If you find one instant coffee (sugar free, of course) to be too weak, try using two packets. This will make your coffee twice as strong, assuming you keep the same size glass. You can vary the strength of your coffee as much as you want, adding more or less instant coffee to determine the flavour.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 22, 2020, 11:31:31 am
Lifehack 33: If you have too many bananas, and they're going to go bad, freeze them and use them in smoothies.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on May 22, 2020, 11:33:24 am
Lifehack 33: If you have too many bananas, and they're going to go bad, freeze them and use them in smoothies.

Or make banana bread. (https://professornerdster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/awesome.png)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 22, 2020, 11:35:22 am
yo i recently bought a blender so this is super timely and super #based. glad to see the lifehacks making a return. praise lil b
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 22, 2020, 11:35:41 am
Or make banana bread. (https://professornerdster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/awesome.png)

I didn't want anyone coming in saying, "UHHHH IDIOT NOBODY IN KOREA HAS AN OVEN! OVENS DON'T EVEN EXIST HERE!"

But yes. Also, banana bread.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 22, 2020, 11:37:20 am
yo i recently bought a blender so this is super timely and super #based. glad to see the lifehacks making a return. praise lil b

Lil B and the Based God love animals and usually fruit isn't an animal so smoothies are extremely #based. #TYBG
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on May 22, 2020, 11:38:59 am
I didn't want anyone coming in saying, "UHHHH IDIOT NOBODY IN KOREA HAS AN OVEN! OVENS DON'T EVEN EXIST HERE!"

But yes. Also, banana bread.

Yeah, but then you could just blast back with rice cooker banana bread. And, now that there's a market for it, air fryer banana bread.

If someone wants to feel all manly about making banana bread, they could try hiking it up a mountain somewhere and doing it dutch oven style. I've watched a few "survivalist" videos where guys showed people how to bake bread with just a hole in the ground, lol.

Real old skool style, full of mach.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on May 22, 2020, 11:42:14 am
Yeah, but then you could just blast back with rice cooker banana bread. And, now that there's a market for it, air fryer banana bread.

If someone wants to feel all manly about making banana bread, they could try hiking it up a mountain somewhere and doing it dutch oven style. I've watched a few "survivalist" videos where guys showed people how to bake bread with just a hole in the ground, lol.

Real old skool style, full of mach.

I legitimately want to build an outdoor brick oven if I ever follow my dream of moving to the countryside.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: lifeisgood6447 on May 22, 2020, 01:13:00 pm
Lifehack 32: If you find one instant coffee (sugar free, of course) to be too weak, try using two packets. This will make your coffee twice as strong, assuming you keep the same size glass. You can vary the strength of your coffee as much as you want, adding more or less instant coffee to determine the flavour.

:0 mind blown
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Don Hobak on May 22, 2020, 01:55:00 pm
Maybe there’s a way to do it, but the last couple times I tried making banana bread in a toaster oven, the apartment started filling with smoke 30 minutes in. The crust has a good centimeter of black char and the center was still doughy.

Smoothies are probably the way to go.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on May 23, 2020, 09:19:42 am
Fair enough. I just hate bananas in my smoothies, lol.

@ based: I never understood the appeal of an outdoor brick until I finally saw one in action. You can't really NOT want one after that, lol.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 12, 2020, 12:32:31 pm
If you're in a faebook group that talks about cool things to do, or restaurants or anything involving PLACES, then put the fukking address in the post. We shouldn't have to ask you for it in the comments.

I went to a good beach! Aren't these pictures nice?

WHERE IS IT? WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BEACH?

Best Layout for clarity

Talk about the name of the resto and which hood it's in in your review.

Then, at the end, (Eng AND Hangeul name) (Address in Eng OR Korean OR a link to a map app). (I never put addresses in English, people copy and paste them anyway, so it really doesn't matter)

Hangeul name ESPECIALLY if the restaurant is Korean. If you don't know Hangeul, fine, but if you do just write it at the end. I've made my concerns known about romanisation, haha. 

The name is bodolwungsean.  NO haha
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 16, 2020, 08:32:39 am
Lifehack 34: Lemon water is a healthy and refreshing alternative to store-bought soft drinks. Just mix some lemon juice, either fresh or from a bottle, with some cool water.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 16, 2020, 08:50:53 am
Lifehack 34: Lemon water is a healthy and refreshing alternative to store-bought soft drinks. Just mix some lemon juice, either fresh or from a bottle, with some cool water.
My wife hates drinking water (what a big baby) so this is what I do. I use limes though. Seem to last longer than lemons

I have this

https://www.amazon.com/Infuser-Bottle-Flip-top-BPA-Free-Turquoise/dp/B01C7YF3QC?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on June 16, 2020, 08:57:16 am
Lifehack 34: Lemon water is a healthy and refreshing alternative to store-bought soft drinks. Just mix some lemon juice, either fresh or from a bottle, with some cool water.

You forgot to finish your lifehack!

"... then add a tonne of sugar, mix well, and enjoy that delicious lemonade! MMMMM---mmmm!"
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 16, 2020, 09:05:28 am
My wife hates drinking water (what a big baby)

I don't get not drinking water. It doesn't taste like anything and therefore isn't unpleasant. haha

It's like saying that you hate eating white rice or white bread.

It's good for you, it doesn't taste bad, just bloody well drink it down. :)
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on June 16, 2020, 09:09:57 am
My wife hates drinking water (what a big baby) so this is what I do. I use limes though. Seem to last longer than lemons

I have this

https://www.amazon.com/Infuser-Bottle-Flip-top-BPA-Free-Turquoise/dp/B01C7YF3QC?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1


One can actually buy lime for reasonable prices with free delivery. What I see now on wemakeprice is 1kg for 8.000krw. They last several weeks in a plastic bag in the fridge. A few weeks ago even a single one was available for 790 I think and it was with free delivery. But coupang also has good deals with free delivery.
To spice things up a bit, you could throw in a few mint leaves as well. If you don't grow it at home, you can order fresh mint online, and freeze the leaves into ice cubes so you can use them for a long time.
While you are at it, you could get some white rum and sparkling water to enjoy a mojito after a hard day at work. Or at work if you need a buzz.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kayos on June 16, 2020, 09:20:03 am
I don't get not drinking water. It doesn't taste like anything and therefore isn't unpleasant. haha

It's like saying that you hate eating white rice or white bread.

It's good for you, it doesn't taste bad, just bloody well drink it down. :)

It's because it's bland and boring. :P
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 16, 2020, 10:18:09 am
One can actually buy lime for reasonable prices with free delivery. What I see now on wemakeprice is 1kg for 8.000krw. They last several weeks in a plastic bag in the fridge. A few weeks ago even a single one was available for 790 I think and it was with free delivery. But coupang also has good deals with free delivery.
To spice things up a bit, you could throw in a few mint leaves as well. If you don't grow it at home, you can order fresh mint online, and freeze the leaves into ice cubes so you can use them for a long time.
While you are at it, you could get some white rum and sparkling water to enjoy a mojito after a hard day at work. Or at work if you need a buzz.

Yeah. Limes are super available these days. It's great. Also, mint is the stupidest easy herb to grow, so mojitos are always on deck at our house.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 19, 2020, 12:01:41 pm
If you're going on an overnight trip with friends or loved ones, leave your phone at home.

It's really nice to just relax and not be able to distract yourself with it.

"But Kevin, you should just have the wherewithal to not use it."

No. That's not how life works. They're designed to be used. They're designed to fill the 2 mins of boredom you may have while your friend is in the washroom.

Good on you for being the rare case with great mental fortitude. The vast majority of us could afford a little break from the phone, by being forced or by sheer virtue of being a great person.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on June 19, 2020, 01:16:49 pm
I don't get not drinking water. It doesn't taste like anything and therefore isn't unpleasant. haha

It's like saying that you hate eating white rice or white bread.

It's good for you, it doesn't taste bad, just bloody well drink it down. :)
tbh i don't like eating plain white rice. kind of sucks korea ****** LOVES eating bowls of plain rice. if it's mixed with something it's fine though

water is easier to consume than boring rice though
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on June 19, 2020, 01:23:26 pm
if it's mixed with something it's fine though
Hot off the press and submitted to EKM

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on June 19, 2020, 01:46:19 pm
tbh i don't like eating plain white rice. kind of sucks korea ****** LOVES eating bowls of plain rice. if it's mixed with something it's fine though

water is easier to consume than boring rice though

But that's what all the other food is for. Like, that's why 반찬 exist. To flavour your rice. They're too salty to eat on their own, usually. And when you combine a bland thing and a salty thing, you get a balanced thing.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 08, 2020, 09:12:49 am
Lifehack 35: For a fresh, fun, and carefree look, you can get wind-swept, fresh-from-the-beach hair by opening the window of your car while driving. This will blow your hair around, simulating the look you'd get from hanging out by the ocean.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Don Hobak on July 08, 2020, 10:40:35 am
I haven’t gotten a haircut since covid started (my friend JT and I have a running bet to see who can go the longest during the pandemic without a trim) and I’ve only shaved my beard once — right before getting on my flight here. I think I have the surfer bum look down pat. Wanna see if I can get it long enough to get a bun going, just for shits and giggles. Also, opening as many windows as possible is good practice during the pandemic. I certainly push open whatever windows are within reach when riding the bus.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 08, 2020, 11:45:11 am
But that's what all the other food is for. Like, that's why 반찬 exist. To flavour your rice. They're too salty to eat on their own, usually. And when you combine a bland thing and a salty thing, you get a balanced thing.


yeah i just don't like it unless there something saucy i can mix it with
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 14, 2020, 10:36:06 am
Lifehack 36: When storing bottles of cooking oil in your cupboard, put a piece of cardboard under there to prevent oily residue from ruining the bottom of the cupboard.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: 303lmc on July 14, 2020, 02:53:43 pm
for boring water, add cucumber slices, strawberries and basil, or mint...lemon AND lime AND mint. get creative.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 14, 2020, 06:29:04 pm
for boring water, add cucumber slices, strawberries and basil, or mint...lemon AND lime AND mint. get creative.
And some gin!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 14, 2020, 07:52:03 pm
Lifehack 36: When storing bottles of cooking oil in your cupboard, put a piece of cardboard under there to prevent oily residue from ruining the bottom of the cupboard.
We recently put out oils in a short cardboard box for this reason, and to keep them together in the cupboard.
Title: !
Post by: dippedinblush on July 14, 2020, 09:47:10 pm
I wish this thread could be renamed normal life hacks normal people do everyday.  Why does this thread exist?   I have a life hack!  Take a glass, or any container you find that doesn't have holes in it.  Pour water into it.  Now you have a cup of water you can drink from! Yipee! 
Troomtroom is more helpful.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 15, 2020, 07:27:34 am
We recently put out oils in a short cardboard box for this reason, and to keep them together in the cupboard.

It's great, right? I can't believe it took my so long in my life to figure it out.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Colburnnn on July 15, 2020, 07:40:20 am
I wish this thread could be renamed normal life hacks normal people do everyday.  Why does this thread exist?   I have a life hack!  Take a glass, or any container you find that doesn't have holes in it.  Pour water into it.  Now you have a cup of water you can drink from! Yipee! 
Troomtroom is more helpful.

Man I've been using my tap like a water fountain all these years, you're telling me I can use a glass to hold water? Damn! Thanks brother!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 15, 2020, 07:49:38 am
I drink water from the tap too, but am reconsidering it now that I just read this in the "Every Expat in Korea" forum. Oooph.
I'm really curious as to what they actually are, although creepy crawlies of any sort in your drinking water is never good news.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200714000823&fbclid=IwAR2s7VfRjcB-7eLSiLLUnRBPN3CY2oCht1bgWQVktU4z7JNisOYD7PEdpT4

(http://res.heraldm.com/phpwas/restmb_idxmake.php?idx=60&simg=%2Fcontent%2Fimage%2F2020%2F07%2F14%2F20200714000692_0.jpg)


Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: oglop on July 15, 2020, 07:53:57 am
just buy a brita filter. if nothing else, it tastes better

people who buy hundreds of bottles of water annoy me. such a waste of plastic
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 15, 2020, 10:06:15 am
just buy a brita filter. if nothing else, it tastes better

people who buy hundreds of bottles of water annoy me. such a waste of plastic

Plastic bottles are literally poison. To the earth. I don't understand why people go to Costco and buy like hundreds of tiny little plastic bottles.

Also, Britas are good. But getting one of the rental water purifiers from LG or any of the other comparable big brands is one of the most convenient things I've ever done. Cold water. Hot water on demand. All filtered. Scheduled filter changes, etc. And they're pretty cheap, too.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on July 15, 2020, 10:22:15 am
Plastic bottles are literally poison. To the earth. I don't understand why people go to Costco and buy like hundreds of tiny little plastic bottles.

Also, Britas are good. But getting one of the rental water purifiers from LG or any of the other comparable big brands is one of the most convenient things I've ever done. Cold water. Hot water on demand. All filtered. Scheduled filter changes, etc. And they're pretty cheap, too.

Those water purifiers are also kind of poison for the environment as they waste a lot of energy keeping water cool and hot all the time.
Under sink filtration kits are the best and by far the cheapest. They use the same filters like those rentals but they don't use electricity. Filters are pretty easy to change. Filters for a year cost around 30k. The whole kit, including a small tap and all pipes, 1 year worth of filters and a box for the filters is around 50k.
I can keep some water in the fridge or boil some in a minute if I need.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on July 15, 2020, 10:32:58 am
But make sure every power strip is unplugged and that all the individual switches on the power bar are turned off!

My old Co-teacher had a master power switch in the English room and she would still turn off every switch on every power bar.

Burning bill to find pennies in the dark.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 15, 2020, 11:32:15 am
Those water purifiers are also kind of poison for the environment as they waste a lot of energy keeping water cool and hot all the time.
Under sink filtration kits are the best and by far the cheapest. They use the same filters like those rentals but they don't use electricity. Filters are pretty easy to change. Filters for a year cost around 30k. The whole kit, including a small tap and all pipes, 1 year worth of filters and a box for the filters is around 50k.
I can keep some water in the fridge or boil some in a minute if I need.

Valid points, but I wouldn't necessarily say the hot / cold purifiers have a super big energy footprint, though. I mean, compared to a refrigerator or other large appliance, they're not too bad. They're reasonably efficient, and I didn't notice any appreciable difference in our energy usage on our monthly bill before and after getting one.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on July 16, 2020, 09:44:48 am
Valid points, but I wouldn't necessarily say the hot / cold purifiers have a super big energy footprint, though. I mean, compared to a refrigerator or other large appliance, they're not too bad. They're reasonably efficient, and I didn't notice any appreciable difference in our energy usage on our monthly bill before and after getting one.

What does you energy rating sticker say?
The modern ones use considerably less energy than the ones even just 5-6 years ago. Also, recently they make rather small ones that have small reservoirs and they indeed don't consume much energy. The best I found is LG puricare and the sticker on it says 17,000krw/year. I guess these would be also more expensive to rent. Another very recent one, a Coway says 49,000Krw/year. This one has a larger water tank but nothing industrial level. I think this kind of size is very common in households.
But my main problem is not how much energy they use but that most of it is wasted, It's like boiling 1L water in an electric kettle and using only 300ml.

Aside from the energy usage, I also don't pay a monthly fee. So like I said, and undersink system is by far the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Don Hobak on July 16, 2020, 09:52:04 am
Lifehack 72: when using an unfamiliar push dispenser bottle of any kind, cup your hand around the nozzle from as many angles as possible as you push. Unfortunately, this still may not completely prevent hand sanitizer from darting into your eye or lotion from splattering your shirt.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 16, 2020, 10:13:20 am
What does you energy rating sticker say?
The modern ones use considerably less energy than the ones even just 5-6 years ago. Also, recently they make rather small ones that have small reservoirs and they indeed don't consume much energy. The best I found is LG puricare and the sticker on it says 17,000krw/year. I guess these would be also more expensive to rent. Another very recent one, a Coway says 49,000Krw/year. This one has a larger water tank but nothing industrial level. I think this kind of size is very common in households.
But my main problem is not how much energy they use but that most of it is wasted, It's like boiling 1L water in an electric kettle and using only 300ml.

Aside from the energy usage, I also don't pay a monthly fee. So like I said, and undersink system is by far the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way.
Yeah, ours is rated 1 on the energy scale. We drink a lot of tea, so the hot water thing was really convenient. And it's only like 18,000 a month. So, decent. There's probably more environmental stuff out there. Or you could just drink tap water. But I feel zero environmental guilt from our purifier, haha.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: bigfishlittlefish on July 16, 2020, 11:00:38 am
The whole kit, including a small tap and all pipes, 1 year worth of filters and a box for the filters is around 50k.

Would you be able to provide a link to such a kit?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on July 16, 2020, 11:52:15 am
Would you be able to provide a link to such a kit?

Sure. Something like this:
https://search.shopping.naver.com/search/all?query=%EC%9B%8C%ED%84%B0%ED%94%BC%EC%95%84%20%EC%96%B8%EB%8D%94%EC%8B%B1%ED%81%AC%20%EC%A0%95%EC%88%98%EA%B8%B0%20%EC%84%B8%ED%8A%B8&frm=NVSHATC&prevQuery=%EC%96%B8%EB%8D%94%EC%8B%B1%ED%81%AC%20%EC%A0%95%EC%88%98%EA%B8%B0%20%EC%84%B8%ED%8A%B8

You could have someone come to your place and set it up or you can do it yourself. The former will cost extra money. I've done it in 2 different places, it's not a big deal. I was lucky though because at both places they already had that thin white tube installed in the main water line so I didn't need to do anything about it. All I had to do is drill a hole through the sink. You obviously need a drill to do that.
The tap these kits come with are not the best quality. Ours broke after a year or two. So we got a better version that is more expensive but seems to last.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: bigfishlittlefish on July 16, 2020, 12:03:01 pm
Sure. Something like this...

Nice one, thanks.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on July 16, 2020, 02:00:04 pm
Lifehack 72: when using an unfamiliar push dispenser bottle of any kind, cup your hand around the nozzle from as many angles as possible as you push. Unfortunately, this still may not completely prevent hand sanitizer from darting into your eye or lotion from splattering your shirt.

That sounds like the voice of experience to me.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Don Hobak on July 16, 2020, 02:16:45 pm
That sounds like the voice of experience to me.

I’ve been known to lotion... though perhaps not as much as aristocrat.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 16, 2020, 02:21:05 pm
Well, not everybody can afford to float in a bathtub full of exfoliant everyday!
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Don Hobak on July 16, 2020, 02:24:48 pm
Well, not everybody can afford to float in a bathtub full of exfoliant everyday!

Sulfuric acid isn’t *that* expensive  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: #basedcowboyshirt on July 22, 2020, 12:30:40 pm
Lifehack 38:

When boiling eggs, boil a lot at one time. This increases your efficiency, while also decreasing the energy used when compared to if you boiled each egg individually. Also, boiled eggs are an economical and healthy food choice. They will keep in the fridge for a long time, also, so you don't have to worry about rushing to eat them before they go bad.

Please note: this doesn't apply to frying eggs. Just boiling them.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Renma on July 22, 2020, 01:28:22 pm
The downstairs neighbours might disagree.

Gonna nitpick and point out this was hydrofluoric acid.

Who boils one egg at a time?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on July 22, 2020, 01:32:28 pm
Gonna nitpick and point out this was hydrofluoric acid.

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Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 08, 2021, 08:28:50 am
Delivery guys work 13-14 hour days a lot of the time. They have to manually fill their trucks prior to delivery and are paid per package. These guys make less than minimum wage and it's INCREDIBLY taxing on their mental and physical health.

SO, WHAT CAN WE DO?

It's extremely simple. Change your settings in your delivery companies to "경비실," the security guards office at the entrance. This makes the delivery much, much easier for the driver. Less carrying, less walking, less waiting for elevators.

And it really isn't a big deal for most of us. You're already saving the time it takes to go to the store, find parking, pay for gas etc, so just carry it up when you get home.

Obviously, some things are heavy, maybe you're elderly, you have a handicap etc, but maybe you don't need the delivery guy to bring a tube of lipstick or some pencils up to your 17th floor apt, right?

I'd say for the majority of deliveries, most of us could simply cart it up to our pads ourselves. And for the exceptions? Well, switch the delivery settings back to 문앞. No sweat.

Again, these guys are doing long, backbreaking stuff for peanuts and especially so with Corona going on.

Switch to 경비실 for delivery now and then, it does make a difference.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: D.L.Orean on September 08, 2021, 08:40:00 am
Dekivery guys work 13-14 hour days a lot of the time. They have to manually fill their trucks prior to delivery and are paid per package. These guys make less than minimum wage and it's INCREDIBLY taxing on their mental and physical health.

SO, WHAT CAN WE DO?

It's extremely simple. Change your settings in your delivery companies to "경비실," the security guards office at the entrance. This makes the delivery much, much easier for the driver. Less carrying, less walking, less waiting for elevators.

And it really isn't a big deal for most of us. You're already saving the time it takes to go to the store, find parking, pay for gas etc, so just carry it up when you get home.

Obviously, some things are heavy, maybe you're elderly, you have a handicap etc, but maybe you don't need the delivery guy to bring a tube of lipstick or some pencils up to your 17th floor apt, right?

I'd say for the majority of deliveries, most of us could simply cart it up to our pads ourselves. And for the exceptions? Well, switch the delivery settings back to 문앞. No sweat.

Again, these guys are doing long, backbreaking stuff for peanuts and especially so with Corona going on.

Switch to 경비실 for delivery now and then, it does make a difference.

I don't know how most apartments handle things, but since covid started the 경비실 in my complex no longer accepts packages. Even when I have requested deliveries to be left there, they are still delivered to my door. This is in line with notices from early 2020 telling residents that all packages should now be delivered to our doors. I'd guess my apartment complex isn't the only one that made such a decision and that is definitely contributing to making delivery drivers' work more difficult.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 08, 2021, 08:41:59 am
I don't know how most apartments handle things, but since covid started the 경비실 in my complex no longer accepts packages.

My Gyeongbisil is........... outside? Kind of? It's a cubby hole in the back of the building and the guy has a little hut and there's a huge shelf where the packages go. I imagine what you're saying is building specific, but that sucks. :(
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: AvecPommesFrites on September 08, 2021, 08:47:18 am
Delivery guys work 13-14 hour days a lot of the time. They have to manually fill their trucks prior to delivery and are paid per package. These guys make less than minimum wage and it's INCREDIBLY taxing on their mental and physical health.

SO, WHAT CAN WE DO?

It's extremely simple. Change your settings in your delivery companies to "경비실," the security guards office at the entrance. This makes the delivery much, much easier for the driver. Less carrying, less walking, less waiting for elevators.

And it really isn't a big deal for most of us. You're already saving the time it takes to go to the store, find parking, pay for gas etc, so just carry it up when you get home.

Obviously, some things are heavy, maybe you're elderly, you have a handicap etc, but maybe you don't need the delivery guy to bring a tube of lipstick or some pencils up to your 17th floor apt, right?

I'd say for the majority of deliveries, most of us could simply cart it up to our pads ourselves. And for the exceptions? Well, switch the delivery settings back to 문앞. No sweat.

Again, these guys are doing long, backbreaking stuff for peanuts and especially so with Corona going on.

Switch to 경비실 for delivery now and then, it does make a difference.

Even if I request 'deliver to door' they always put my parcel into the parcel slum.

Literally spent millions on a new laptop and the delivery dude left it under a bunch of parcels in the slums after i'd requested 'at me mother ****** door this cost a fortune'.

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on September 08, 2021, 09:03:49 am
Where I live, the 경비 guys don't like to gather packages. Their booths aren't that big so they don't have space to store much inside. And outside they would be exposed to the weather. Many would blame them if their parcels were soaking in the rain.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: OnNut81 on September 08, 2021, 10:14:57 am
Lifehack 38:

When boiling eggs, boil a lot at one time. This increases your efficiency, while also decreasing the energy used when compared to if you boiled each egg individually. Also, boiled eggs are an economical and healthy food choice. They will keep in the fridge for a long time, also, so you don't have to worry about rushing to eat them before they go bad.

Please note: this doesn't apply to frying eggs. Just boiling them.

This reminds me why I was never sure if basedcowboy was having fun with us or really thought these universally understood methods were lifehacks.  He might've just been having a laugh because does the person exist that doesn't know it's more efficient to cook more than one egg at a time and that they keep well?  Also, has someone ever offered you a fried egg, and then when you said sure, they told you to just grab one from the fridge? 

As for packages, I get them all delivered to school where they're just dropped downstairs with all the other packages.  I have never ordered something that I can't get home on my own. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 08, 2021, 10:43:31 am
I have never ordered something that I can't get home on my own. 

We get it, you go to the gym. heh
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: OnNut81 on September 08, 2021, 10:59:51 am
We get it, you go to the gym. heh

That's true.  Although I may have to split up my upcoming order of Tums, Sweat Block non-talc powder and two pairs of sweat shorts so I can make two trips.  Unless you're willing to spot me. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on September 08, 2021, 11:30:26 am
This reminds me why I was never sure if basedcowboy was having fun with us or really thought these universally understood methods were lifehacks.  He might've just been having a laugh because does the person exist that doesn't know it's more efficient to cook more than one egg at a time and that they keep well?  Also, has someone ever offered you a fried egg, and then when you said sure, they told you to just grab one from the fridge? 

As for packages, I get them all delivered to school where they're just dropped downstairs with all the other packages.  I have never ordered something that I can't get home on my own. 

Honestly, I think it was a little of column A, a little of column B.

He wanted to keep the thread active and to provide something more than the negative Nancy threads up on the main page, so I'm pretty sure that whenever he didn't have an actual hack to add that he'd use something obvious to bump the thread while also having a little fun at the thread's expense. Based knew how to use dry humor. Sometimes he was too good at it, lol.

I really miss him.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on September 08, 2021, 11:36:22 am
i miss him too :(
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: OnNut81 on September 08, 2021, 11:50:34 am
Not me.  Too many passive aggressive condescending comments to someone asking something like "How early should you get to the train/bus station to make sure you get a seat?"  with something like "Oh?  You buy your tickets in person?  How odd, most people who have been here for at least a few months would use the Naver app.  I didn't know you could even buy them in person. Haven't met anyone in years who's done that.  Um..."  He did that a lot.  Obviously the actual intent was to let us know how he went about doing certain tasks.  You can be helpful or you can be condescending.  He chose to be condescending in those circumstances.  Those were dark days on this board when based cowboy and romelettes roamed the board.  Lots of cringe moments. 

Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on September 08, 2021, 11:59:29 am
Yeah, I agree that he could sometimes be condescending. I won't try to defend any of that, but I didn't find the majority of his posts like that. He was wholesome for the most part and was very quick to defend others.

But tomato/tomahto, we all have our pet peeves and final straws, one person can find User A manageable and User B insufferable while another person would find the reverse to be true.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: OnNut81 on September 08, 2021, 12:22:32 pm
Yeah, I agree that he could sometimes be condescending. I won't try to defend any of that, but I didn't find the majority of his posts like that. He was wholesome for the most part and was very quick to defend others.

But tomato/tomahto, we all have our pet peeves and final straws, one person can find User A manageable and User B insufferable while another person would find the reverse to be true.

I whole heartedly agree.  Some people even like CO2, but he makes fun of me too much for being tall. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: CO2 on September 08, 2021, 12:27:06 pm
I whole heartedly agree.  Some people even like CO2, but he makes fun of me too much for being tall. 
How's the view from up there?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: OnNut81 on September 08, 2021, 12:34:56 pm
How's the view from up there?

It's relentless. 
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on September 08, 2021, 02:29:37 pm
…  Also, has someone ever offered you a fried egg, and then when you said sure, they told you to just grab one from the fridge? 

… 

Oddly enough, yes.

She fried them and kept them in the fridge to use in quick burritos.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kurt Sorensen on September 08, 2021, 03:18:42 pm
Keeping poached eggs in the fridge also works well.
I sometimes poach half a dozen or so and store them in a container of water. Eat them within 3 or 4 days.
I know poaching an egg takes little time, but sometimes I just can't be bothered breaking out the pan.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on September 08, 2021, 03:49:23 pm
Cleaning the poaching pan is my biggest barrier… although it is my wife’s preferred egg style, so I do it for her.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on September 09, 2021, 12:02:36 pm
This reminds me why I was never sure if basedcowboy was having fun with us or really thought these universally understood methods were lifehacks.  He might've just been having a laugh because does the person exist that doesn't know it's more efficient to cook more than one egg at a time and that they keep well?  Also, has someone ever offered you a fried egg, and then when you said sure, they told you to just grab one from the fridge? 

As for packages, I get them all delivered to school where they're just dropped downstairs with all the other packages.  I have never ordered something that I can't get home on my own. 

Once he was in complete disbelief when I pointed out that laundry machines can and do heat up water. So there is a good chance, he genuinely believed that these were ''hacks''.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on September 09, 2021, 02:29:09 pm
Wait, really?
My ancient laundry machine has 2 inputs, one for cold water, and one for hot water. I thought that all Korean machines were like that in that they required access to hot water to run hot loads?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: tylerthegloob on September 09, 2021, 02:35:24 pm
kyndo had you not included me in that little disclaimer there i would've made and absolute mess of things
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on September 09, 2021, 02:49:51 pm
Wait, really?
My ancient laundry machine has 2 inputs, one for cold water, and one for hot water. I thought that all Korean machines were like that in that they required access to hot water to run hot loads?


Front loader machines can surely heat up the water. Korean made ones as well. I have a samsung front loader and it has both hot and cold water intakes. It's more economical to let the gas boiler warm up the water and give a good head start to your machine instead of relying only on electricity to do the job. My one can do a 95 C wash as well. The boiler will most certainly not produce water that hot. So the washer will heat it up to that temperature but that takes a lot of time and energy. Such wash cycle is super long for this reason.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Kyndo on September 09, 2021, 02:57:56 pm
Oh cool (pun).
Mine is super old, and a top loader, which is probably why it's different.

We're looking to get a new one some time soon.
Would love to get one of those washer drier combos, but I hear that the set up can be difficult, and that not all apartments can handle the power draw that they require...

kyndo had you not included me in that little disclaimer there i would've made and absolute mess of things
I do what I can to keep us all safe!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Swervy on September 09, 2021, 03:09:07 pm
Have trouble sticking to a budget?

Might not work for everyone, but works for me. (I send my money to US monthly)

Determine how much you need for the month / how much you want to save. On pay day, go to the ATM and take what you want to save in cash. Stash it in a box that you can put away and forget about. Force yourself to live within the means of your checking account and then deposit/transfer the cash to wherever when ready. (I like to keep it in cash for the month as a safety net incase something DOES come up.) Maybe it's stupid and not much of a lifehack, but it works for me really well...

edit: also, don't bring a card or cash when you when stepping out unless you know you need it. You'll spend much less on things you don't need.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: MayorHaggar on September 09, 2021, 07:01:52 pm
Not me.  Too many passive aggressive condescending comments to someone asking something like "How early should you get to the train/bus station to make sure you get a seat?"  with something like "Oh?  You buy your tickets in person?  How odd, most people who have been here for at least a few months would use the Naver app.  I didn't know you could even buy them in person. Haven't met anyone in years who's done that.  Um..."  He did that a lot.  Obviously the actual intent was to let us know how he went about doing certain tasks.  You can be helpful or you can be condescending.  He chose to be condescending in those circumstances.  Those were dark days on this board when based cowboy and romelettes roamed the board.  Lots of cringe moments. 

You're not wrong. On page 2 of this topic I mentioned that Korean addresses are ridiculous, then he insists that they're fine and just tries to gaslight me about the fact that I saw taxi driver after taxi driver refusing to put addresses into their gps because they only respond to landmarks or intersections. And Korean addresses are useless when building 5 on the block is in between building 500 and building 32. I thought I read something about the government reforming the address system but I don't know if it came to anything.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Mr C on September 09, 2021, 09:44:48 pm
You're not wrong. On page 2 of this topic I mentioned that Korean addresses are ridiculous, then he insists that they're fine and just tries to gaslight me about the fact that I saw taxi driver after taxi driver refusing to put addresses into their gps because they only respond to landmarks or intersections. And Korean addresses are useless when building 5 on the block is in between building 500 and building 32. I thought I read something about the government reforming the address system but I don't know if it came to anything.

It did.  But people don't use it so much.  I'm fortunate to have always lived near a station or intersection or by Gayang E-Mart-uh, except in Mok-dong, when the instruction was "Mok-dong gu-danji/ship-dan-ji", between complex 9 and 10. 

Incidentally, aren't most English street numbers accorded by the order in which they were built on the street?
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: JNM on September 10, 2021, 03:16:16 am
It did.  But people don't use it so much.  I'm fortunate to have always lived near a station or intersection or by Gayang E-Mart-uh, except in Mok-dong, when the instruction was "Mok-dong gu-danji/ship-dan-ji", between complex 9 and 10. 

Incidentally, aren't most English street numbers accorded by the order in which they were built on the street?

The new address system looks good on paper… odds and evens on opposite sides, numbering increases, spaces left, increments based on building/lot size… but implementation all depends on how well the local HAIC (Head Ajushi in Charge) understood the concept.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Lazio on September 10, 2021, 08:09:20 am
We're looking to get a new one some time soon.
Would love to get one of those washer drier combos, but I hear that the set up can be difficult, and that not all apartments can handle the power draw that they require...

Space-wise it's easy to figure out, as you can find the detailed measurements online.
The power draw shouldn't be a problem, especially  if you don't run the both of them simultaneously while plugged into the same wall socket. Standing air conditioners, ovens, electric heaters etc. can draw similar power, yet most everyone use them in all different housing types.
Title: Re: Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's #based lifehacks topic
Post by: Chinguetti on November 11, 2021, 10:19:31 am
If you feel like you've eaten too much sugar and it's making you feel sick, balance it out by eating some protein. Chicken breast, nuts and/or nut butter, and eggs give me the best results. Try to avoid foods high in carbs when trying to re-balance your blood sugar, so no wheat products.

Soak your shoes in oxiclean before washing them. You guys act like this is common knowledge, but it ain't. Soak that shit.

Keep used coffee grounds (or baking soda) in your gym locker. When I first got assigned my locker, it smelled horrible. I cleaned it with disinfectant wipes and sprayed it out with foot deodorizers, but the smell kept coming back because the years of reek had basically soaked into the wooden fibers of the locker wall. So after the last time I disinfected, I stuck in an open container of baking soda. Kept the smell at bay, but there was always still that little hint of it. So then I added coffee grounds. Bam. Best smelling locker in the entire gym.