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post #1156 of 1742
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Not only does Seoul's metro have cell phone signal boosters, it also has wi-fi. nest.gif

Big downside: It's Korea.
post #1157 of 1742
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How much do you guys generally refill cards for? When I first moved here (having lived in Texas, this was my first experience with public transportation), I put 10 dollars at a time. Now I put 50 and don't understand when people only put 10 dollars at a time.

I get a monthly unlimited ride card.
post #1158 of 1742
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I get a monthly unlimited ride card.

+1
post #1159 of 1742
+2.

Of course, they were talking about raising the price of the monthly unlimited relative to the regular cash cards. Would make it considerably less attractive, and IMO, penalizes residents rather than tourists. So eff that.
post #1160 of 1742
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Big downside: It's Korea.

 

For all of its technological marvels....it's still a depressing place to be. Just because of the people you see on the street.

post #1161 of 1742
i remember, a while ago, impolyt had a post on "the eating habits of people at Costco in Korea" and holy fuck.
post #1162 of 1742
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i remember, a while ago, impolyt had a post on "the eating habits of people at Costco in Korea" and holy fuck.

^is this the one with people eating free condiments [like onions and ketchup] like a meal?
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Not only does Seoul's metro have cell phone signal boosters, it also has wi-fi. nest.gif

^ if you're ever on the 6/7/N/R rolling into the middle of queens when it becomes elevated you can see just what would happen with having cellphone signals inside the subway: a clusterfuck of 150 nationalities speaking their native tongues loudly with no disregard to how annoying it is towards everyone else.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
this also happens on lucky star/fungwa/boltbus to boston/DC/Philly just a cluster of people yapping away at their cellphones. most of the time the asian driver will have a cellphone conversation going while driving. facepalm.gif
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^is this the one with people eating free condiments [like onions and ketchup] like a meal?

yep, I found it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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on a much lower tip, and this shit is gonna boggle your fucking minds: So it has been established that I live in Korea, the land of terrible food; add this food crime to the top of the heap. We have Costco here locally as well, looks and smells identical to the ones Stateside, products are 90% the same and imported, plus a little added local stuff in bulk sizes, and the huge thing here is that the food court is run the same way as the ones in the US. You get a hot dog and a Coke for about two bucks, a slice of pizza for about two bucks, a chicken or beef (they call it bulgogi bake here, not like the bulgogi most are familair with) bakes, clam chowder, chicken caesar salad, ice cream, etc. All like under $3, same idea as the US version of Costco. Korean people are pretty far up there in terms of the world's most stingy, cheap, calculating people, so the food court is packed to the gills with Koreans loading up on cheap food like it was a free crack giveaway, from open to close, 4 or 5 cash register lines about 15 people deep when they're not that busy. Okay, so that's the background, here's the real shit: Koreans don't really like this food, they unanimously refer to all Western food as 'greasy' and 'oily' (all things considered, the Costco food court is indeed loaded with that fake mozzarella, but it's really not that greasy at all) - but obviously they don't offer kimchi as a side dish here, and Koreans need some sort of free side dish that tastes like spicy ass that they poke at while eating pizza or something. So they do this: 1. go to onion dispenser intended for hot dogs; put plate under the nozzle, rotate until you get 5 full onions worth of minced onion. 2. pump a half bottle's worth of ketchup and mustard, each, to the side of the plate 3. go back to table and add the free packets of relish from the hot dogs, and about 30-45 dashes of Tobasco from the communal Tobasco bottles (it's hard to get your hands on these sometimes, there's like 5 bottles in circulation and 300 people in this food court) 4 (optional) mix up and eat with forks I am not lying when I say that everybody in this food court does this, there might be 150-300 whole onions worth of minced onion, maybe 4 or 5 commercial tubs of mustard and ketchup each out on the dining room floor at any given time. They have to have someone come out and refill the condiment bar about every 5 minutes, no joke. I tried to get a pic of them looting the onion dispenser, but alas, the refill girl was putting more onions in:
My gf went up to a table and asked to take this photo. Note that this onion plate isn't even on a real plate, it's the lid from the chicken caesar salad. (this was for two people, I believe)
This is how it's eaten; get a two dollar slice of pizza and a coke, ask for extra plate so you can get 4 onions and a bottle of condiments on there, as a 'side dish'
So anyway, this is so fucked up, right? happens day in, day out. We have the G20 going on across town right now, and the plebes eat mountainous plates of onions mixed with hot dog condiments as a ghetto kimchi.
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and then my curiosity was peaked, so I checked youtube (see video at 4:05)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk3V8UrrhzI&feature=player_detailpage#t=245s
post #1164 of 1742
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Like the poor man's latte, where some prick gets a shot of espresso over ice and then fills the rest of the cup with milk or cream.
post #1165 of 1742
From New York Magazine today:
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The New York Times' "Metropolitan Diary" column is supposed to be an "elegant cocktail of the city," as an editor once described it, composed of slice-of-life New York anecdotes that are typically funny, quirky, or heartwarming. Or all three, if we're lucky! Today's entry purports to follow the same rubric, but it doesn't. Just beneath the surface, it's a dark and disturbing tale of human selfishness and moral depravity.

The story takes place on a crowded morning A train in Brooklyn. When a seat opens up, an old man with a cane and a pregnant woman both make a move for it. They pause and look at one another, unsure of who should take it.
Finally, as the train started to lurch out of the station, the man with the cane insisted, “Pregnancy beats cane! Pregnancy beats cane!”

The whole train started to laugh and applaud, shrugging and shaking our heads at one another. After a few back-and-forths, the pregnant woman made the man with the cane take the seat, because she was getting off at the next station. But we witnesses didn’t stop laughing until probably around 14th Street.

Ha ha ha, oh life, you are too much. How about instead of laughing like idiots, you lift your lazy asses out your goddamn seats so the old man with a cane or the "rather pregnant" woman can both sit down? They're not characters performing a skit for your enjoyment, you cackling buffoons, they're real people who need a seat more than you do. Your day has barely just begun and you're already too tired to stand in place for a few minutes so that a frail senior citizen and a woman carrying another person inside of her won't have to exert themselves? Did you all run a marathon last night? Are you all suffering from vertigo? Anyone within view of that incident who remained seated needs to assess what horrible, degenerate monsters they've become.
post #1166 of 1742
It drives me nuts when a pregnant woman or elderly person gets on the train and no one gets up. A month or so ago, I got up and offered my seat to a pregnant woman--and she got on the train halfway down the car from me. I couldn't believe I was the first one to stand up and offer her my seat.
post #1167 of 1742
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^Continually pisses me off. People are such fuck shits.
post #1168 of 1742
when my wife had to wear a cast on her foot, at no point did anybody get up to offer a seat. Once during this period, she was even hit on by some black guy who was sitting down.


it's also the reason I never sit down, because as soon as a cripple or a geezer walks on (isn't this what the bus is for??), I'd more than likely have to get up ASAP. I'd rather just skip the sitting part.
post #1169 of 1742
Yeah, I pretty rarely sit for exactly that reason. Usually only when it's late and there's not likely to be many people getting on the train.

Besides, I sit at my desk all day, a bit of standing does me good.
post #1170 of 1742
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I don't sit because I don't like to ruin the crease in my trousers. I wish I was lying.
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