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  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1820

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2021, 03:37:24 pm »
Looked like a winter wonderland outside last night. That was a lot of big fluffy snow.  The boughs of some of the evergreens in my complex were bending with the weight. Loved it.  Unfortunately with  temps. Jumping up today itís turning into quagmire. Wish it had lasted a little longer. 


  • Lazio
  • Super Waygook

    • 481

    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
    • Gyeongi-do
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2021, 07:58:09 pm »
Looks like another round of snow from tomorrow evening. It will make the Monday morning commute interesting. Thank goodness I only need to go out in the afternoon.


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 2282

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2021, 09:06:27 pm »
Commute.

That's one thing I always avoid.

Live a 10-minute walk away from work, max, and enjoy every day to the fullest! (Snow is great to walk on. Beautiful, crunchy, crisp. Ah...)


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 2498

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2021, 09:12:21 pm »
Commute.

That's one thing I always avoid.

Live a 10-minute walk away from work, max, and enjoy every day to the fullest! (Snow is great to walk on. Beautiful, crunchy, crisp. Ah...)

Um, you have a 10-minute commute.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2021, 10:36:00 pm »
There are commutes and commutes. For some people it's the best part of the day. I used to love taking a boat from my island in Hong Kong to the mainland every morning. Always guaranteed a seat, 30 minutes of gentle sea travel, enough time to watch an episode of my favorite drama. In the evening you could buy a half bottle of wine at the kiosk and sit in the outside section watching the sunset.  In Italy my commute took me right through the centre of the historic old town every morning, an uplifting experience that never got tired. I've also commuted on trams, funicular railways and on a scooter. Even the outside section of line two in Seoul sometimes is quite interesting. The underground section with everyone wearing masks and staring at their phones, not so much.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2021, 10:44:24 pm »
yes, exactly. in melbourne, i'd quite happily cycle an hour to work. the cycle paths were lovely and it was very relaxing. i used to be able to walk to work in seoul along to back alleys, which was also great. now i have to catch line 2 sometimes at rush hour. it's really grim, even though it's only for 20 minutes. i'd rather cycle an hour than do that commute


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 2282

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2021, 11:39:58 pm »
One or two hours a day, 5 to 10 a week, 20 to 40 a month, 200+ to 400+ hours a year...

You gotta either appreciate it or avoid it,
.... or .... ugh... be one of the sluggard-looking or lethargic masses you see going to and from work during "rush" hours. It's like a sad sci-fi scene every time i take the subway (which is twice or so a year, when shopping in big cities).

Seriously, rats and moles in dirt holes have more joy than them!
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 11:46:31 pm by VanIslander »


  • Lazio
  • Super Waygook

    • 481

    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
    • Gyeongi-do
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2021, 12:23:20 pm »
One or two hours a day, 5 to 10 a week, 20 to 40 a month, 200+ to 400+ hours a year...

You gotta either appreciate it or avoid it,
.... or .... ugh... be one of the sluggard-looking or lethargic masses you see going to and from work during "rush" hours. It's like a sad sci-fi scene every time i take the subway (which is twice or so a year, when shopping in big cities).

Seriously, rats and moles in dirt holes have more joy than them!

When someone has a family, they can't just simply  move around to be close to one of the parents' workplace. What about the other parent? What about the kids' school? What about the grandparents that help out?
Living in employer provided housing as a single person is a very different thing.
Also, there is a very good chance that those people you describe, wouldn't want to trade their lives with yours.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2021, 01:09:22 pm »
Not to mention wanting to buy your own home


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 2282

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
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Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2021, 09:10:05 pm »
If you marry a Korean, you are expected to do typical Korean things. Agreed.


  • Lazio
  • Super Waygook

    • 481

    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
    • Gyeongi-do
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2021, 08:38:37 am »
If you marry a Korean, you are expected to do typical Korean things. Agreed.

?

Or rather: When you grow up, you are expected to do typical grown-up things.

None of what you responded to are Korea specific. The same stands anywhere around the world.


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2958

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2021, 10:11:26 am »
If you came to talk about the cold, there was no reason for you to bring up the issues you have with the 2.1 wage.

You keep bringing it up.  Either way turn down the heat and keep pinching your pennies if it's what you wish. 


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1970

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #72 on: January 18, 2021, 10:26:04 am »
Snowed a bit today, which is nice. Unfortunately I'm back at school again, so couldn't run outside to enjoy it.  :sad:
The cold hasn't been terrible where I live (near Daegu), except for on those days where it's super windy.
I like to run along the river next to my apartment, and unfortunately it gets really windy there. Chilly chilly chilly!


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2958

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2021, 10:52:49 am »
Had a couple of days off last week.  Near my home. 


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1970

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2021, 10:54:28 am »
Oh wow, that's fantastic!
Some great pics, too.
Nothing staying on the ground here so far this winter, unfortunately.


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 2958

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Are we not going to talk about the cold?
« Reply #75 on: January 18, 2021, 11:38:52 am »
Oh wow, that's fantastic!
Some great pics, too.
Nothing staying on the ground here so far this winter, unfortunately.

That area was last weekend and early last week.  By end of week melted and this morning got some snow. So far still here.  Prob gone by tomorrow is my guess.  Snow never stays here for long.  Just lucky enough to have had some snow before that cold snap we had last week.  Gone now.  (And thanks.)