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What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea?
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bundangbear



Joined: 03 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:17 am    Post subject: What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea? Reply with quote

I'll be leaving for Bundang shortly, and I was wondering: What did you reget not bringing (or even bringing and not using) to Korea? I spent last year in Japan. (The one thing I regretted not bringing to Japan, by the way, for the first three months: porn. Then, I got the Internet. Twisted Evil ) I've been to Korea before, visiting, and I've seen the "black market" store in Itaewon, so I know some things from home (northern NY/southeastern Ontario) are available.
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Gord



Joined: 25 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea? Reply with quote

bundangbear wrote:
The one thing I regretted not bringing to Japan, by the way, for the first three months: porn.


This statement makes no sense. It's like saying you regret not bringing sushi with you to Japan.
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Tony Danza's Houseguest



Joined: 24 Jan 2004
Location: Osan Dong

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was given a whole shopping bag full of candy--Reese's, Butterfingers, Hershey's bars, etc. I felt like it weighed too much, so I left it at home. Big mistake. It is rare to find a peanut butter cup in Korea.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Danza's Houseguest wrote:
I was given a whole shopping bag full of candy--Reese's, Butterfingers, Hershey's bars, etc. I felt like it weighed too much, so I left it at home. Big mistake. It is rare to find a peanut butter cup in Korea.


grab a jar of peanut butter and dip some chocolate in it.
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hellofaniceguy



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regret not bringing an open mind.
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first time I came I regretted bringing too many winter clothes and not enough summer clothes. I didn't know HOW hot the summer is here.

Hmm since then the thing I find I always buy LOTS of back home is underware and shoes. The two things I can't buy in Korea.
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am getting used to Korea, and so usually bring what I need. But recently I wish I had brought:
-Vitamin C, a big bottle of chewable or timed-release
-more deodorant, about 1 stick/month
-more clothes

Oi!
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OiGirl wrote:
I am getting used to Korea, and so usually bring what I need. But recently I wish I had brought:
-Vitamin C, a big bottle of chewable or timed-release
-more deodorant, about 1 stick/month
-more clothes

Oi!


You can get deordorant and Vitamin C in country. (Itaewon black market or Namdaemoon market)

Just a little more $$$ but WAY cheaper than buying online and having it shipped over.
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Pink wrote:
OiGirl wrote:
I am getting used to Korea, and so usually bring what I need. But recently I wish I had brought:
-Vitamin C, a big bottle of chewable or timed-release
-more deodorant, about 1 stick/month
-more clothes

Oi!


You can get deordorant and Vitamin C in country. (Itaewon black market or Namdaemoon market)

Just a little more $$$ but WAY cheaper than buying online and having it shipped over.

I know, but I was desperate and ended up paying W26,000 for deodorant. While it is DAMN fine deodorant, I would rather bring an adequate supply with me.

And I wanted timed release Vitamin C. I'd rather just bring the right things, fresh and with expiration dates yet to come.
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

photos of home.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I miss my car....

a 2000 Jetta...imagine driving that around Seoul.
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Tiberious aka Sparkles



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: I'm one cool cat!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OiGirl wrote:

I know, but I was desperate and ended up paying W26,000 for deodorant. While it is DAMN fine deodorant, I would rather bring an adequate supply with me.


You can buy sticks of Old Spice for 3000 won a pop in Nandaemun. They prolly have Secret and all that jazz, too.

26,000 won? Holy sheet! For one stick/can?

Sparkles*_*
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ulsanchris



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
Location: take a wild guess

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for some of us not in seoul and therefore a trip to the black market is a little out of the question.

I wish i brought more deordorant. NOt too mention i'm not to fond of korean underwear. It sucks.
also a lot of guys here have problems with korean condoms being too small. YOu might want to bring a years supply.
I wish I had brought a video tape of the simpsons. I haven't had cable this time around so i've been dying for some decent tv.
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Tony Danza's Houseguest



Joined: 24 Jan 2004
Location: Osan Dong

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
Tony Danza's Houseguest wrote:
I was given a whole shopping bag full of candy--Reese's, Butterfingers, Hershey's bars, etc. I felt like it weighed too much, so I left it at home. Big mistake. It is rare to find a peanut butter cup in Korea.


grab a jar of peanut butter and dip some chocolate in it.


Have you ever had a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup? Completely different. That's like me asking for steak and someone saying, "Yeah, I just ran over this raccoon."

Ulsanchris: If you have ADSL you can get bittorrent and download Simpsons episodes until your heart's content. I have seasons 6 and 7 on my computer right now.
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Guest





PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get every single episode of the Simpsons on BT, I keep up with the season via the internet as well.

I only post this to say that the new season of the Simpsons (# 15) commences on AFN tonight at 7:00 ... now some 14 or so episodes old back home
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