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You're still worked up about this?  I was mocking your assertion about Incheon and bike lanes.  You didn't pick up on that?  I have no idea about Incheon and bike lanes.  Never lived there. 

Again, spend some time in the greater Gyeonggi do area.  Bike lanes are everywhere.  I travel through three cities everyday at minimum and they're all over.  Why does this upset you so much?  You were wrong.  Get over it and move on. 

Amused, not upset.

But asking me to spend some time in Gyeonggi-do? Now that's going to make me upset.


Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #141 on: August 01, 2022, 08:53:37 am »
A girl and her mother, she about 25 or so and mother about 50/55 were talking cherry blossom photos staring upwards and walked off pedestrian zone straight into my path on the bike zone. I had taken Berkshires walking into my cycle zone into account and had reduced speed however she stepped in front of me from nowhere and had I crashed into her, it would be very bad for her. So I crashed aways and made a mess of my palm.

I was a snarling mess thereafter with her crying and mother pleading. My new Nike track pant, 200,000 was a mess and I want the money for it. My shattered palm can be sorted without going to hospital. The announcement that I want money for my torn pant led to more crying by the girl and the money was in disbelief that it cost that much so I called the police.

Police promptly announced they had committed a road traffic offence, I knew this, most people do not. Police then wanted me to go to hospital, one was conveniently behind us. Now, I could do this but it will cost them maybe 1 million maybe more, money they obviously don't have so I told police men, no, its fine. I want 200,000 won for my pant as I won't let that slide. There has ro be consequences for idiocy.

Also, I had a minor car park prang twice and on both occasions, the greedy busterds made me pay almost 2.5 million won. I am no longer in a charitable mood here.


If someone strays into your path on a cycle lay and you recklessly  mow them down in pursuit of a stubborn they should not have walked into my path frolic; you will be jailed here or in UK.  Plus those hospital bills.

I got my 200,000 won, my hand was in pain for 3 months but I was not looking to ruin them despite their idiocy. I suspect she will be careful in future hence making her pay. It could have cost them millions....lucky I am not Korean so did not see the opportunity of making some money.

I think parents pass on they own inability to navigate urban areas with the required level of common sense to there kids. A lot of people moved and are moving to Seoul from hamlets...might explain the lack of spatial awareness


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #142 on: August 01, 2022, 01:57:19 pm »
It's a f-ing mystery what does or doesn't go through people's heads here when moving through public spaces.

At the office I work at, there are some double-doors, the one on the right is always fixed. Yet regular clients will still try to walk through that door, every f-ing time, despite coming here a million times, and always with an "oh" said in surprise
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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #143 on: August 01, 2022, 02:04:58 pm »
I suspect she will be careful in future hence making her pay. It could have cost them millions....lucky I am not Korean so did not see the opportunity of making some money.

Unfortunately, you are wrong. She will not learn from her mistake. Next time, make more money off the situation. Like you said, don't be charitable for their clearly stupid and selfish behavior.


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #144 on: August 01, 2022, 03:06:28 pm »
The missus can't walk straight either. I'm always redirecting her out on the footpath.

I'm tall and just herd my gf with my side into what direction I want her to go.  She pointed that out once on holiday overseas.  I never said anything, I just nudged her a certain way.  She thought it was funny and we didn't have to interrupt our conversation.  Quite effective. 


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #145 on: August 01, 2022, 03:18:06 pm »
Lol...that's pretty much what I do as well, except me being on the shortish side of medium, have to redirect by gently leaning with my shoulder. Have a good holiday in Thailand  :smiley:

Thanks.  First time in 11 years. 


Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2022, 08:22:34 am »
Usually I would just move out of the way and let them pass.  I usually try to pay attention to my surroundings.   No drama, no harm, no foul.  I've accidentally walked into a couple of Koreans in my time. It was a mistake and each victim was cool about it.  Perhaps I've been lucky. 
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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #147 on: August 04, 2022, 01:22:06 am »
I'm 6'1, 220 lbs and my glasses are polychromatic (go dark, become quickly sunglasses, in daylight outside), so i can count on one hand the number of times i have had a problem with a Korean man; older Korean women, with visors especially of advanced years, i gtf out of her way! (I have had subway and sidewalk bruises as lessons learned.)
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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #148 on: August 04, 2022, 07:50:53 am »
I'm 6'1, 220 lbs and my glasses are polychromatic (go dark, become quickly sunglasses, in daylight outside), so i can count on one hand the number of times i have had a problem with a Korean man; older Korean women, with visors especially of advanced years, i gtf out of her way! (I have had subway and sidewalk bruises as lessons learned.)

I used to have a pair of those in high school.  But after about 6 months, they stayed kind of dark even indoors.

Has the technology improved?


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #149 on: August 04, 2022, 09:09:14 am »
I used to have a pair of those in high school.  But after about 6 months, they stayed kind of dark even indoors.

Has the technology improved?
Yes! I have a pair that has lasted over 3 years: gets dark within seconds outside and becomes clear within a minute inside. No more cap needed on a bright sunny day!
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #150 on: August 04, 2022, 09:16:47 am »
Yes! I have a pair that has lasted over 3 years: gets dark within seconds outside and becomes clear within a minute inside. No more cap needed on a bright sunny day!

Do you happen to remember the brand?


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #151 on: August 04, 2022, 09:27:02 am »
Do you happen to remember the brand?
Brand? *shrug* I have two pairs, from different shops. I just walk in, tell them what i want, choose my frames, they check my eyes to see the strength of lenses needed, and I come back two days later, and voila!
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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #152 on: August 07, 2022, 01:15:19 pm »
I'm 6'1, 220 lbs

I remember when you posted about being 320 pounds... so.... you lost 100 pounds and kept it off? Amazing! Congratulations! Any good tips or things you've learned in that journey?


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #153 on: August 07, 2022, 02:40:21 pm »
I did lose 100 pounds in 1 year. I've told the story before: one year of no carbs other than lemons, green leafy veggies, onions, garlic, peppers (get my vitamin c and other phytonutrients) and four squares (never 5, never 3) of 80% cacao chocolate. Drink only tea, black coffee and water with squeezed lemon. Salmon midmorning with olive oil, mushrooms and onions. Packed the same meal every day for work: one boiled egg with black pepper, half a bell pepper, that four-square 80% cacao, a boiled chicken breast with hot sauce (Tobasco only has peppers, vinegar and salt) and a long green onion. And a full palm of nuts or seeds as a snack. I never ate after the 4:45 pm to 5pm dinner break. I went to bed regularly, and early, waking up hungry in the morning, having a big morning cup of tea after a large glass of ice cold water with or without squeezed lemon. Oh, and once a month on a Saturday afternoon i treated myself to pizza toppings: i'd order a large pizza delivered, then slide/push all the toppings, cheese and sauce onto a plate and use a fork to put some in a green leaf and eat: yum (and it didn't put a dent in the weight loss pace, i weighing myself every Sunday morning, documenting it, to visually see the progress). I was in ketosis with the low-carb self-designed, satisfying diet. I never felt urges other than for carbs: onions and peppers met that need.

I learned that the human body craves carbs, as onions tasted sooooo good! I even dreamt about onions. I'd eat a raw white onion with joy, holding it like an apple as i munched.

I also learned how easy food shopping can be if you have the same routine: you buy the same things in the same amount at the same times of the month.

My body was consistently losing weight, so i never waivered from the plan. And there were no 'What to eat?' decisions needed to be made. My biggest decision was whether to have another cup of this herbal tea, that herbal tea, or go lemon in ice water with cubes.

After 9 months though, I still had 20 pounds to go, so i went all-kinds-of-veggie-veggies-only (but no potatoes of any kind, no beans, no rice) vegan, and it worked. Pumpkin porridge with sprinkled ginger was a go-to breakfast. But it felt like my shoulders were eating themselves, losing muscle mass as well as midsection. My energy level was very low for most of the time. The only exercise i did was walk.

All that done, alas, after the year i mistakenly went back to bad habits like eating noodles after work: 9pm, 10pm, and i no longer refused to go out to dinner when invited after work. I gained weight back. I then read a lot about intermittent fasting, and learned to cook various bean dishes (using the onion and pepper taste i'd cultivated). I now eat meat only with friends in restaurants or at a friend's home, once a week or less.


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Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #154 on: August 07, 2022, 05:56:48 pm »
What does this boring ramble have to do with the topic at hand?

*wait, just read the rest of this boring thread. Boring posters being boring. Have at it, boomers. Congratulations on not being obese.
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Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #155 on: August 07, 2022, 08:08:36 pm »
What does this boring ramble have to do with the topic at hand?

Perhaps being thinner decreases his physical profile, meaning he takes up less width of a thoroughfare, thereby decreasing the chances of collision.


Re: How often do you have to yell out to prevent a Korean walking into you?
« Reply #156 on: August 08, 2022, 10:30:18 am »
South Korea needs to bring in one more member so it can be 'The Sex'.