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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2009, 08:59:12 PM »

It was too bad you were headed the wrong direction this year Cohrs - but I do love the Seoul updates. Safe travels!
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2009, 10:34:49 AM »

Thanks mate!  I'm over in Daejeon this year.  Not too much different than last year; drinking, teaching, drinking, and sometimes I drink.   I found out today that I don't know how to say the name of the area where I live well enough to get a cab home... not the first time I've been refused a ride by a cabby here.  Still playing RPS with the kids almost everyday, and occasionally for who throws first in darts. 
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Korea Ive got Seoul
« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2009, 07:25:40 AM »

Ahh yeah man, was good to see you. Got a breif glimpse at the newish tatts, looking good. Where you living now?
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2009, 06:27:09 AM »

Wow spambot you really like my new tattoo of Hitler having sex with Jesus on top of JFKs corpse?  You are hardcore. 

In reference to where I'm living, just open the door to your mom's room and take a look.  I'm wedged in there between the lube and the bottle of Kentucky Brown.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2010, 01:26:58 AM »

It seems that Cohrs is not the only American teaching English in Korea who also instructs his students in the ways of RPS.  Perhaps Cohrs could provide a lesson or two on non-standard throws?

http://americaninincheon.blogspot.com/2010/04/u-dont-have-to-call.html

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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2010, 03:30:05 AM »

Nice man!  I might have to contact this guy and see how he feels about getting some tournament action on.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2010, 04:37:47 AM »

Been quite a while.  Had a nice RPS match a couple days ago so I thought I'd give the details.  My friend was leaving and decided to give me his microwave, but at the last minute another friend wanted it too.  Instead of just taking it, I decided to play her in a first to 7 match, while 2 other friends drank beers according to the outcome.  It was pretty epic, but I came away with a 7-6 victory to clinch the microwave. 

Other than that, just playing RPS about everyday in some capacity.  Trying to build up for a return to a pro tournament in the future!
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2010, 12:50:46 AM »

Haven't posted in this for awhile, although I'm now in month 20 of living in Korea.  Just seems like not a whole lot to say about RPS recently; yes I still play everyday, it's one of the main competitions in most Hagwons, and you can find a game here easier than the US by far. 

Yesterday was kind of cool though; I ended up being drafted into an impromptu talent show, where I played an awesomely terrible rendition of "Just What I Needed" by the Cars.  I just played this song last week at an Open Mic show, but I really screwed it up something awful when I played with no warning, a couple beers in, and a myriad of other problems.

Surprisingly enough though, I ended up tying with 3 other performers (so I think about 60% of the participants) for the prize.  We had to square off in a 3 way RPS match; 2 American guys and 1 Korean girl.  My thought was go for Rock, cause girls usually start with scissors, but surprisingly that ended up with a 3 way tie, and then another one, and finally I bowed to pressure, rushed a scissors out, and was soundly defeated along with my compatriot to a beautiful avalanche.  Unfortunately, the 35,000 Won prize was not to be.

I did show the emcee my tattered and battle-scarred membership card, but unfortunately he didn't have time to read the back so I could pick my own format of play.  I better get that laminated too, cause I think they're rare these days.

Besides that, the World Cup was crazy here until Korea dropped out, but I think it distracted everyone from the Cheonan wreck (the ship with torpedo holes), so that was a nice break.  I read there's a former English teacher who wandered into N. Korea for some humanitarian purposes; he's now being held I think for something like 8 years.  I stay away from the border myself, although my friends have some cool pics from the DMZ.

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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2010, 11:06:48 AM »

I think you should consider the North, Cohrs.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2010, 11:19:01 AM »

Though I should add that one of my favourite t-shirts is the one that says "I am not an American" in 7 different languages. It's sold primarily as an anti hijack shirt but i like it it for just hanging out at Mindil Beach Markets.
Apparently though people abuse t-shirt nationality. I went with a "I am not American" tattoo.
Not saying I won't get killed, but I won't be first killed and that gives the commandos, and me, an edge.
And isn't that what RPS is about, the edge.

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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2010, 11:20:22 AM »

Don't read too much into that last post.

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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2010, 07:27:29 PM »

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Apparently though people abuse t-shirt nationality. I went with a "I am not American" tattoo.


Shame that your deepening wrinkles now mean the tattoo appears to say, "I'm eric". Still, it might confuse your captors.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2010, 03:00:03 PM »

chuk I've been using RPS to warm global relations as much as I can.  Still not gonna head North anytime soon.  I don't think it matters too much what country I'm from here; I'm white, about 4 inches taller than everyone here (and I'm not exceptionally tall), and I weigh twice as much as everyone.  I get stared at plenty enough without revealing my nationality.

As far the t-shirt goes, sounds pretty funny to me.  I still wear my Australian RPS t-shirt here with pride.  It's a little faded, but combined with my Kakadu Traders hat, I get confused for Australian enough... at least until I start talking.  I only tend to adopt an Australian accent after a night of extremely heavy drinking.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #73 on: August 29, 2010, 02:35:13 AM »

I went to a bar last night that featured a RPS challenge; beat the bartender for a 40 percent discount off a large Heineken.  I think almost everyone in my group was able to win; I won using a scissors versus paper.  I asked a friend to take a pic of the advertisement, so I might try to put it up when I can.
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Re: Korea (I've got Seoul)
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2011, 02:17:18 PM »

An interesting variation on RPS in Korea, called "muk-zzi-ppa". The goal is to force one's opponent into a tied throw. I don't see this catching on as a competitive option, but the applications for training purposes are immense:

http://blog.korea.net/?p=3501
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