Bringing the Casino(skillz) to Korea!

No, actually it’s illegal to gamble here. It’s for the best. LAWD knows I’d be in troubbbllleee.

I was hanging out at school this past Friday preparing for a testing day by… checking Facebook. On the group created for my town in Korea, someone put up a post asking if anyone wanted to play poker. I couldn’t get in on the action because 1. I’m broke 2. I haven’t played since I left pre-Thailand 3. I’m broke. But I watched as a few guys responded to the post saying they wanted to join. After about 5 people joined in, an official event was started.

*insert mischievous grin* “I may not be able to play,” the grinchess thought, “..but maybe I can make them pay!”

Old memories of my times at the casino flooded my brain. I messaged the game-starter and mentioned my services. He said ‘I guarantee you’ll leave with 40K tonight’ (((keep in mind.. 40K in won… not dollars))) So I told him i’d get there after school.

School ended, I ran outside to catch a bus. *Insert an hour of trying to figure out which bus to catch from where I was* The game had started at 9:30p… I got out of work at 10pm…I didn’t get there until 11pm. 😦

But the game was still on! I had lotion and stretched my hands. And since this isn’t the casino…. I had myself a lovely gin and tonic. *content smile*

I offered 10 minutes for 7Kwon. I did two 30 minutes sessions and a 10 min session. After a couple of drinks, a horrible game of darts,  and a basket of chicken strips ((omg chicken strips!!))  I left. .. with 40K (won). AND a couple of new clients. One who will hopefully be a regular, and since I know his wife, they’ll be a couple of regulars 🙂

HIGH FIVE FOR MASSAGE DURING POKER SKILLS!!

TukTuk

Tuk Tuks

If you’re British its took-took, if you’re American it’s tuck-tuck if you’re Thai, it’s tuk-tuk and you pay less!

A tuk tuk is a tiny truck that is a cheap ‘taxi.’ It looks like a tiny version of a moving truck with the back as benches to sit on. You can get them easily any time during the day. They tend to be scarce after 10pm. If you are ferang (white) and coming off a boat or bus, they will try to charge you 100B (which is only $3)..but that’s B.S. Before you get here, learn how to count and don’t let them charge you more than 20B (“Yee Sip Baht”). Even that is a bit pricey but work with what you can. If they still try to charge you too much, walk a block or two and grab a tuktuk there.

TukTuks have their own schedule. If you are on one with other people, don’t expect to get to where you’re going first. And you’ll see the locals paying no more than 10B.

The longest tuktuk ride i took unintentionally was a 30min ride around town when all I needed was to go about 7 min drive. It was only 15B but it took up my lunch hour.

Anyway, TukTuks are the way to go if you don’t have a car or bicycle. But if you use them to get everywhere, it’ll start to be costly. If you are here for a while, I recommend a bicycle or motorbike. I personally have a bicycle and love it.

 

I’ll post a picture of a TukTuk when I remember to take on.

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