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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yodanole wrote:
"Old stogies I have found
short, but not too big around
no phone, no pool, no pets,
I ain't got no cigarettes, Ah but
two hours of pushing broom
buys an 8 x 12 four bit room"


KING OF THE ROAD~ love that song,,,

well I went from 13pyung, to 52 pyung.

loving my APT, brand new I am the first person to live there, me , wife and daughter, we are styling! 4BDR, 2BTH, all the goods..
pretty cheap too, 700 a month, with 20mill down..
of course its in Suji..hahahha
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Pyongshin Sangja



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: I love baby!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two (2) zwei, deux, apartments! Neither of them is very big. But I am pretty stoked.
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JongnoGuru



Joined: 25 May 2004
Location: peeing on your doorstep

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big is my apartment? Which one? And do houses count?


FierceInvalid wrote:
Small. Don't have any conception of pyong, but 3 sounds like an overstatement right now.

3?? Three!??? Are you serious?

Blue Flower wrote:
FierceInvalid wrote:
Small. Don't have any conception of pyong, but 3 sounds like an overstatement right now.


ditto. I still remember when i saw it for thr first time. To say i was shocked was an understatement. My entire apartment is about twice the size of my bedroom back home.

I bet it's still better than the dog kennels I lived in for the first 5 years. Called 'paying yer dues'.
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jinju



Joined: 22 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im about to gain 100% freedom in Korea. The only thing that kept me under the influence of my employer was the apartment. Free housing provided by the employer. In the event of shit hitting the fan I would have to worry about a place to live. But now, Im severing the final umbillical chord and Im moving into my own place. Its between 30-40 pyeong, not sure exactly what the size is. Its on the 2nd floor of a villa. A big livingroom, 3 rooms, a bathroom and a kitchen, plus a sort of balcony thing outside which I will use for barbecues. A huge park 3 minutes away by foot with tennis courts, and a large swimming pool 5 minutes away by foot. The best thing though is that now my employer will have nothing to hold over my head. And If I lose a job I will have the safety of knowing that I have aplace to live and will not be desperate to find work asap.
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stumptown



Joined: 11 Apr 2005
Location: Paju: Wife beating capital of Korea

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a 17 pyeong officetel with one of those half-assed "lofts" It's not too bad and it's got a great view in a quiet neighborhood. My only complaint is that it has an electric range. It's small, but as I move from job to job here, I don't really need anything large to settle down. But, if I were like Homer, or the Cap'n, I would plunk down the dough for something larger for sure. Anyway, just my two cents.
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RobinH



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
Location: Mid-bulk transport, standard radeon accelerator core, class code 03-K64--Firefly.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My officetel is about 15 pyong, three-year-old building, brand new furnishings, very clean, large windows. Smaller than I expected, one room, but can't complain too much.
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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My husband says about 45 puong, actual size about 40?

It's decently big. Nothing like home in England, but it's nice.
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ella



Joined: 17 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jinju, do you mind if I ask how much you're paying for that (approximately)?
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jinju



Joined: 22 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ella wrote:
jinju, do you mind if I ask how much you're paying for that (approximately)?


60,000,000 down and 400,000 a month.
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seoulsucker



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Location: The Land of the Hesitant Cutoff

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read that 1 pyung is equivalent to 3.3 sq meters, but that seems a bit large.
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Juregen



Joined: 30 May 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

70.43 pyong

pretty big for Korea, but just love it.
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JongnoGuru



Joined: 25 May 2004
Location: peeing on your doorstep

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jinju wrote:
ella wrote:
jinju, do you mind if I ask how much you're paying for that (approximately)?


60,000,000 down and 400,000 a month.

Sounds very reasonable, and also very nice with the park & pool so nearby. You're going to be leasing not buying, am I right, Jinju? I only mention because, as Ella's new to the game here, there could be some confusion and I imagine she's probably never seen "deposits" as high as US$62,000 before. (That 60 mil. couldn't be a downpayment on the purchase, could it? On a 30~40-pyong villa in _Gangnam_? Shocked)
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jinju



Joined: 22 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, its a 2 year contract we signed. Its a fantatsic area. A park larger than Olympic Park near jamsil, tennis courts, the river, swimming pool.

As you say its a deposit. After 2 years we get it back and Im hoping to buy something at that time. For the next 2 years though this place will do. Size and location were just perfect for us.

But its not in Kangnam:) Its on the northern sie of the river. You know where Seoul Forest is? Well we are 2 minutes walk from it:) The problem with Kangnam is that there are no parks really. No green spaces to enjoy. And its expensive as hell.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

31 pyong here. Bought and paid for.

/wipes brow
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dodgybarnet



Joined: 10 Mar 2003
Location: Directly above the centre of the earth. On a kickboard.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to tell if you've got a big apartment in Korea:

1) Obtain cat.
2) Stand in center of the room with said cat.
3) Hold cat by tail, and whisk it around the room in a circular motion (not too fast though as tail-detachment is a real, and messy, possibility).
4) If cat's head does not hit any of the walls, or at least doesn't receive too many cracks around the noggin, then you are the proud owner of a large apartment. Congratulations.

I'm the proud owner of a cat swingable apartment. Need a new cat though.
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