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What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea?
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ella



Joined: 17 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While Away, would one of these neck pillows do? You can find them in Home Plus. I love mine. Seems to be just the same as the one I had in the U.S.
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dogshed



Joined: 28 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Big stuff Reply with quote

parkhelens wrote:
...I'm a size 8 in the states and nothing fits me here);

in and out burgers, fat burgers, and western bacon cheeseburgers
mexican food
...
pizza delivery! for $10-$15
cheese and cheesecake
good fusion cuisine like deep friend guacamole egg rolls at the cheesecake factory
thick strawberry shakes
...
subway sandwiches
doritos! tortilla chips and salsa! sunchips! cheetos!
...
arnold palmers at starbucks (nope they don't do them here, they don't do tea here actually)
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big, good, affordable salads--antipasto, chinese chicken, caesar's, chef
...
cream cheese that's not flavored (they're always in stock with cc that's onion-flavored, strawberry or pineapple but for cryin out loud nothing's that's just plain.)
red vines!
...
oreos
mac and cheese! oh god!
sauerkraut on my hotdog
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dogshed



Joined: 28 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: packing stuff Reply with quote

Starr31 wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the luggage restrictions are? I'm coming from the U.S.
I have a huge list of stuff to bring for my one year in Korea not to mention the load of stuff I have to bring for family members (christmas gifts and stuff)

All I know is 70lbs is the limit but how many pieces of luggage can I bring three???
Confused


Buy it in the states. It's all made in China anyway.

The only thing my people want from Korea is stuff with Korean writting.

I wish I had bought more of those subway map bandanas.
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dogshed



Joined: 28 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Regrets....and good decisions Reply with quote

andy202 wrote:


Or left my dad to (mis)manage my credit card bills.



My sister got me. She actually lied to me and said she had paid stuff
that she hadn't paid. She said it stressed her out. I still don't
understand why it stressed her out. I wasn't asking her to
pay the bills with my money.
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dogshed



Joined: 28 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Big stuff Reply with quote

parkhelens wrote:

cheap shampoo like suave (shampoos here start at $7)
crest or colgate toothpaste
subway sandwiches
doritos! tortilla chips and salsa! sunchips! cheetos!


I found some cheap shampoo in a plastic refill bag. I haven't tried it yet.
The Elastine seems to be pretty concentrated and if you want to buy extremely large amounts sometimes Emart has a deal.

I brought my favorite brand of toothpaste from home.

They have Subway here. I saw the prices and didn't buy anything.

I'm pretty sure I saw Sunchips in the Emart. They have Doritos and Cheetos everywhere. Some people say they taste different. Plain tortilla chips are expensive but not worth bringing in your luggage.

I bought some Pace at Emart but it was so expensive that I decided to
make my own. I live in the red pepper capital of Korea.

-Jeff
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Stann



Joined: 09 Oct 2006

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rollerblades.

The river trail that runs from the Bundang area to Seoul is making me drool.

I will have to either buy them or have them shipped over...although shipping them will cost a pretty penny.


Cheers,
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nobbyken



Joined: 07 Jun 2006
Location: Yongin ^^

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had brought an effective anti-perspirant.
Bought some on ebay though!
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glimmer



Joined: 01 Feb 2008

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blu-tack and Duraseal ... apparently Koreans have no need to hang up posters or protect their paperbacks. Confused
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ovid



Joined: 30 May 2007

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't regret not bringing anything.. but I regret bringing my PS3 from the US. It was a pain carrying it all the way from 3 bus transfers, 2 train transfers to O'Hare, an hour layover.. etc... to just play call of duty four.. which is available in korea everywhere.
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marisha



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Location: orange county, CA USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: computers Reply with quote

I have a desktop and I was wondering if I should bother bringing it or just wait a few pay checks and buy one out there. Maybe a laptop would be a better choice. should I just have all my stuff shipped to me once i'm settled?
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EzeWong



Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: computers Reply with quote

marisha wrote:
I have a desktop and I was wondering if I should bother bringing it or just wait a few pay checks and buy one out there. Maybe a laptop would be a better choice. should I just have all my stuff shipped to me once i'm settled?


Depends on what kind of Desktop you have and what you're using it for.

If you're just using it for browsing and email, use the PC bangs here. It's cheap, gives you an excuse to go out, grab a cream soda.

I brought my laptop over and I kind of regret, I don't use the damn thing, have to pay for internet (which only works half the time), And I only check email and use daves, which I do 80% of the time at work anyways.

If you're internet addicted and use it to pass the time it's worth it. But if you work out, have a crazy social life, then it's definately a waste.
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sharonblossom



Joined: 23 Apr 2008

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I'd brought a powerstrip for 120v, to go with the step-down convertor. I have to keep switching out plugs everytime I want to use an electronic item brought from home. By the way, does anyone know if you can get a powerstrip with plugs for 120v equipment anywhere here in Korea?
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Rob'sdad



Joined: 12 May 2008
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I'd brought my college girlfriend to save me from the torture that I endure everyday from my Korean wife.
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Carla



Joined: 21 Nov 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to say shoes. I could not find my size anywhere.
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uberscheisse



Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Location: japan is better than korea.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a bat with nails driven thru it for bludgeoning obese superforeigners like bundangbear who call me a pedophile.
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