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Old 07-14-2017, 10:15 AM   #251
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Re: Boris's Life in The Orient

Love, mandarin, xiao long bao and meeting Big Bajowski Boris ofc
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #252
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Bleh going out there on the 29th was hoping to see you. Next time!
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:36 AM   #253
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Re: Boris's Life in The Orient

BGP, looking to make a trip down to your neighborhood when I'm back. Need to start exploring Taiwan more, and will be nice with nothing hanging over my head.

Torg: Triple B always down for a good time, so I look forward to meeting you.

Heading off to the States on Weds. Just want to get the Bar over with so I can have some time for myself. I really want to write about something that has been happening lately, and been in progress over the months, but I think I need to organize my thoughts. So, will write about that when I have a moment in the States.

Cheers everyone, be grand, and if you are ever feeling down, as my mother says, "At least you aren't an oppressed Muslim woman in the Saudi Arabia who isn't allowed to drive.'

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Old 12-17-2017, 11:04 AM   #254
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Re: Boris's Life in The Orient

How'd the bar exam go? Hows things going? You still in the states?

I'm heading to Hong kong in Feb for a visa run.Going to be going with my GF. I remember you saying you lived there for awhile. Any must eat restaurants or places to visit?
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:19 AM   #255
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Re: Boris's Life in The Orient

Hey YF!

I'm still in Taipei. I've definitely been silent as of late, and by that, I mean the last 7 months. I started dating a girl who was one of my best friends out here, so have been living a relatively tame life. Also, just saving as much as I can in order to quit my job, which I'm doing. Putting my 2 weeks notice in on Jan 16th.

Started my own thing up on the side doing work for small to medium-sized law firms and hopefully some blockchain stuff. Then just trading and investing in crypto, so may just try and live off that for a while, as that's gone quite well since I got into it back in 2015 or so.

Awesome to hear you are going to HK. Was just there for my 27th in end of September. If you and the GF want a nice, scenic hike, would recommend Dragon's Back, ends at Big Wave Bay. I also love Temple Street in Kowloon, which is a hustlin' and bustlin' street with lots of local food. What type of food are you looking for specifically?

Places to visit:

1. Dragon's Back
2. Happy Valley Horse Race (Weds night)
3. Cheng Chau (or one of the other islands, can take a ferry there and ride bikes around and have some good seafood) - overall, a good date activity I think.
4. Star Ferry at night (cliche, but Big Body loves The World of Suzie Wong, and thus, the Star Ferry).
5. Drinks at O-Zone.

If anything wondering about in particular, more than glad to help.

Feel bad dropping off with updating this, but it didn't feel that right to be writing some of my degen stories while being with the gal. It's also hard to write about that situation, since if she found it, that probably wouldn't look too good.

To be honest, I'm definitely a bit lost with what I want right now. Professionally, love-wise, and everything. The last couple months have been some of the most irritating and some of my unhappiest, but I attribute a lot of that to work, and trying to reconcile some feelings I've never had before. Being only 27 though, there's a lot out there, and a large part of me enjoys my independence, so I have a lot of things to think about. Trying to find a balance over here, Big Body isn't retired though, there's a lot of life to be lived, and you'll be hearing about it at some point. I just am not sure when. I'll be back.

Also: Shout out to BGP. Always great to meet him and eat Gordon Biersch and have some beers. Always awesome to have a real friend out in Asia.

Cheers,

Big Body Boris
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:42 AM   #256
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Hey dude sounds like you've got some awesome stuff going on. I completely understand why you wouldnt update it. I got a little skin into the crypto game myself but unfortunately for me its no where near what it could of been. Its a good time to be alive if you're into the internet money.

Yeah GFs can be great at times and other times a drag. Mine keeps me from going to hard on the degenning which is a good thing for the way I am. Eventually the day will come where i need to get away for a couple days and do some partying but lucky being in Asia a good degen night or two is never far away from us if we crave it. As time goes on I degen less and less and am more comfortable spending my time with her but its always tough here. I guess thats why so many Asian dudes cheat(allegedly) a fun night with a young hot and fresh girl is never tough to come by.

We all feel lost from time to time. By the sounds of where you're at you have it way more together then most. Enjoy yourself, you're young do what it is that makes u happy and you'll be good.

Thanks for all the suggestions. For sure will check some of them out. We both love some dim sum,seafood, and overpriced high end hotel buffets. Me being American obv love some western food esp good beef.. If there's any famous Western places to try I always like to check them out when i go to a new country. Seoul had really sick Mexican place that we hit up when we went for example. I know the old "eat the local food of the country" saying which i do but I live in Asia so i do like to try a good Western place or two if their available.

Thanks again for the awesome reply brother.

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Old 01-05-2018, 02:30 PM   #257
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Re: Boris's Life in The Orient

haha, I just booked a trip to taiwan for a couple weeks, also w/ the gf for most of it. came here to ask what was recc'd and saw your post above without realizing those were all HK reccs. any word on what's good to do in taipei, or taiwan in general? I'll be there for 2 weeks, and gf for a week of it. Heard about a train down the western coastline but not sure what's there. Taroko gorge looks cool, hopefully not overrated tourist trap. Maybe some mountain hike, couple night markets and food exploring...what's goooood?

down to meet up if you're still there, saw ur quitting your job next week or so. I'm full time crypto these days and don't ever mind sharing some knowledge
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:08 PM   #258
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Hey guys (specifically YF and Boliver)!

YF: I appreciate the kind words and advice, it does mean a lot and does give some reassurance that life is too short to be unhappy and **** on.

Food-wise: I wanted to go to this place really bad last time I was in HK because I heard it's awesome: https://www.google.com.tw/search?q=b...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Brazilian BBQ. Taipei needs some of that.

Also, a bit random, but I had some of the best Indian food I've had. It was fusion Indian from a place called 'Bindaas.' Really cool and hip (is that what the kids are saying these days?) place and great for a date and some drinks. Mexican-wise, HK is limited, but 'Coyote' in Wan Chai is always an option, and for awesome Spanish food, my buddy is actually the floor manager for Catalunya which I highly recommend.

Also, I do think Roundhouse does pretty good American BBQ. Another fav of mine is Butcher's Club, a few locations, but I hit the Wan Chai one for their burgers. But, their other locations are great for getting a good cut of beef.

For more local, there is a internationally recognized Dim Sum place called Dim Dim Sum (yes, two "dims") in Wan Chai, and it was one of the highlights of my last time there. Additionally, I may need to shill a friend's place called 3 Blind Mice, which is ****ing awesome and a great spot also in Wan Chai (Ship Street), and off the path of the hustle and bustle (and by that I mean street-front hookers). They do a mix of American and have had some great ribs, pastas, etc...

Fast food eats: Ebeneezer's and their loaded chips (french fries with lamb, chicken, and kebab sauces on it).

Let me know how the trip goes, and I hope it's a great time. It truly is my favorite city out there. Also, feel free to hit me up with anymore questions, etc.. and I'll do my best to answer or ask a buddy.

Boliver: Good to hear from you man and that's awesome you are coming to Taiwan. Maybe a double date in order, who knows. I think you are pretty spot on with hitting Taroko Gorge, it is touristy, but it really is one thing that makes Taiwan great. If you are looking for surfing (I think you surf?) I think my buddy surfs at Waiao Beach in Yilan (not too far out of Taipei).

Also, night markets are a must. I think if you want the Taiwan experience, Shilin Night Market is a must (most popular and most crowded). Tonghua Night Market is actually my favorite and right next door, and less crowded. Also, NingXia Night Market is very cramped, but I'm told the food quality is some of the best (been there a few times, a bit overwhelming, but overall a good experience).

If coming with your girlfriend, I might also recommend hitting a hot spring, in Jiaoxi (Yilan), which has hot spring hotels and such. Or just going to one of the public hot springs in Beitou (mostly a lot of old wrinkly Taiwanese men sitting around, but a pretty good time).

Hiking: If you want a good view and relatively easy hike, Elephant Mountain (25 mins to the top and overlooks 101), and then you can continue on for a further hike with the 4 'beasts.' With my Spanish buddy Golden Eagle, we went and did Qixingshan, which was great and up in Yuanshan.

Extra: I'd even suggest checking out one of the 2nd tier cities, such as Tainan, or Taizhong, because they have great night markets, and show a different side of Taiwan. Taipei is awesome, but I really enjoyed my time going to Tainan, which just felt a lot more relaxed. Also, Yilan is worth noting as a great place. It's not the most exciting city, but a 2 hour train ride to stay for a day or so isn't that bad.

Let me know if you have any specific questions, and more than glad to help. Also, keen to meet up, I'm sure there will be time where we both are free. Can go to an izakaya (Japanese bbq) or go to Aquatic Addiction (a great sushi place with three different tiers of restaurants).

Crypto-wise, I always love talking crypto, so does my lady friend. I actually landed two contributing writing positions for two different blockchain websites, so maybe will link to those articles at some point when they are up. What I'm pretty keen on right now:

OMG: have been for a while, love it.
WTC: Great long-term hold in my opinion, 2018 maybe not huge year for it, but 2019 for sure.
RDN: Think even Vitalik has said RDN quite good for ETH scalability solution
ICX: Because, Korea...need I say more?
KCS: Like the idea, still doing some more research on it.
ARK: Think quite comprehensive and like delegated PoS.

Also think DeepBrainChain pretty interesting.

Cheers everyone and hope your 2018 has started great. Going to be the best year yet and going to hopefully take advantage of a new opportunity, get in better shape, explore more, and try and forge on with my own thing.

Best,

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Old 01-06-2018, 01:30 AM   #259
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Cool dude thanks. I'll check out some of the suggestions for sure. Quite a few of those are interesting to me.

Think the word the kids use nowadays is "lit" by the way lol.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:50 AM   #260
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YF,
Skip coyotes and also make sure you sample the local food. I know you like western food but HK Chinese food is elite. Nothing like that s**t they serve in Thailand. You'll be very happy with the local stuff. But if you do want a burger butcher club is a top option.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:31 AM   #261
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Yeah I'll be eating quite a bit of local food as well. My GF loves her Asian food. I like some Asian food but I'm more of the standard American give me my meat style guy. I always mix it up when im traveling to a new place making sure to try a good portion of local stuff as well as some of the better non French/Italian international places offered.

I told her about the dim dim sum place and I know 100% were going there, we both love some dim sum. One of my favorite places to eat in BKK is Din Tai fung so ill be interested to compare the dimsum in Hong Kong to that. I know HK has Dintaifungs as well but we'll be skipping that to try new places.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:37 PM   #262
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hey man perfect recommendations - really appreciate it. Might skip the west coast train trail and hit up taroko and that surf town for our trips. Really cool to see about hiking so close to the city as well, and looking into it more it seems like most of the trails are lit 24/7, so can go on random 2am hikes and stuff which seems pretty cool.

ha, I just put my ladyfriend on full time salary to do research for me in cryptoland, im sure we'll be down to meet up anytime. Never had dimsum, sounds like a decent place to put some new stuff in my mouth
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