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Old 05-24-2017, 11:47 AM   #1126
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1k hands. It's fast tables but only 80 hands/hour because all players are limping fish.

So you're saying if I was down 30-40 BI... That would be an absolutely insane downswing with far under 1% chance of happening. The table plays short. About 90% of the time the whole table plays under 50bb and 100% of the time they are 5 limping fish on a 6max table (otherwise I leave the table). I'd need to be very unlucky to be down even 10 BI.
You don't necessarily have to be losing that amount of BI's, but just any sort of losing month if the site is that soft could be considered a downswing... losing 2 bi in 1k hands is absolutely nothing and any grinder will experience that several times a week.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #1127
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You don't necessarily have to be losing that amount of BI's, but just any sort of losing month if the site is that soft could be considered a downswing... losing 2 bi in 1k hands is absolutely nothing and any grinder will experience that several times a week.
We have different standards for what qualifies as a downswing. If I put in reasonable volume like 160 hours / 25k hands a month, I would consider a breakeven month in these games a huge downswing that I would expect to happen once in a couple years (hypothetically if the games stayed the same). I'm not talking about huge downswings, I'm talking about doubling up huge fish 5-10 times being a small downswing.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:27 PM   #1128
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What you're talking about is just standard variance in a game which is partially down to luck.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:58 PM   #1129
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I don't know how these rumors are spreading about me being some kind of nice guy. I am a nasty piece of work, so watch your backs BIGTIME
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:53 PM   #1130
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By definition you can't be on a downswing if you are breakeven. The concept you are talking about sounds nearer running under expectation than it does a downswing InfoShove. It is possible to be both breakeven and running below expectation, it is not possible to be both breakeven and on a downswing.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:42 AM   #1131
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He wasn't paying attention while walking (almost standing) in the middle of 2 doors, it was at least 50% his fault and I just said sorry and held him the door open cuz I wanted to be nice which he ignored. And I didn't "hit him" with the door; it barely brushed his arm when I carefully opened the door as he was in the middle of 2 doors but he acted like I just stormed inside.

I guess there's no way describing it without having been there but to me it left a bad impression of (s)expats without poker background in Asia. But ofc my sample size is low - 2 cool guys from 2+2 including BKKYOLO and 1 misery guts from outside 2+2 that doesn't seem fun at parties.
Pretty sure that when you contact somebody with a door (or any object for that matter), you're 100% at fault.

Even if somebody is visibly lying in the middle of the road, you can't run him over and say it's partially his fault.

What did you expect him to do, be happy that you mouth an empty apology? I'd adjust your attitude unless you want to be permatilted in Asia.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:03 AM   #1132
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The thread has had more interesting and readworthy times than arguing about downswings or brushing an old sexpat with a door so I'll just give up the argument.

I don't have much else to update, I guess I'll post a bit less frequently as now it's just waiting whether I end up crushing poker 180 hours a month or broke, jailed, married or in other trouble. Gf is getting more and more clingy but I'm not complaining yet, it's still fun. She's visiting 4 days a week now. My new 75/25 staking deal from someone from 2+2 has the minimum volume of 180 hours per month (starting from 5/19 to 6/19) and should I not play the required hours the penalty will be pics x hours showing gf's face posted ITT. Pretty good motivation to put in volume, it was his idea.

Oh, **** as I'm typing this she took the crazy "jokes" to the next level. I thought we had resolved that after I told her 'chopping off your dick' jokes are not ok.

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Old 05-25-2017, 08:40 AM   #1133
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Babe.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:42 AM   #1134
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Looks like she will shoot you, among other things
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:47 AM   #1135
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That green card will get you into trouble!
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:32 AM   #1136
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hey babe, seems like you're encouraging her with the "do you miss me?" bs. Why would yuo ever ask someone that?
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:13 AM   #1137
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Hey I didn't encourage her to go crazy and threaten to kill me, I asked do you miss me to get us more excited about tomorrow after we haven't seen each other in 3 days. A yes would have been enough. A "can't wait to see you tomorrow" would have done the job too. A "yes and if you ever leave me I will find you and I WILL shoot you" was a bit inappropriate response to my question.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:32 AM   #1138
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I can't resist anymore, have you never had a GF before? Is this your first love? The way you act screams insecurity. Get a spine, get a new mentality. Ascend. Quit settling for the first thing that ever crosses your path.

Good luck.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:32 AM   #1139
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One of the ways to decrease the likelihood of her continuing to say crazy violent stuff to you would be for you to become more assertive and dominant in her eyes. I don't advocate any physical abuse of any kind, that's certainly not what I mean.

But asking her 'Do you miss me,' especially as the start of the conversation and after only three days apart does not make you assertive and dominant in her eyes. Honestly leave the 'Do you miss me,' stuff to her. Also statements are better than questions. Statements signify certainty, confidence and assertiveness, questions signify the opposite of all of those things.

Uh...Obviously I don't mean that of all questions, 'How are you feeling today,' is a fine question, getting to know you questions are fine questions.

But...

Asking questions like, 'Do you miss me, do you love me, do you want to have sex with me, do you think I am good looking/do I look good in this,' etc. etc. are all very nerdy questions that make you look as far from dominant and assertive as can be.

Do yourself a favor and stop asking all of those types of questions to your girl and see how it goes. Anytime you are considering asking one of these questions to her think of a statement to make to her instead. Track this change over time and I think you will be happy in the corralting change in her behavior as she starts to see you as more dominant and assertive.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:51 AM   #1140
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Hey babe, you know that hole where your poo poo comes from? You ever try it
there?
Well is you keep talking about cutting off my pee pee you're going to find out.
The choice is yours
Miss you na
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:02 PM   #1141
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I can't resist anymore, have you never had a GF before? Is this your first love? The way you act screams insecurity. Get a spine, get a new mentality. Ascend. Quit settling for the first thing that ever crosses your path.

Good luck.
The longest 'relationship' I've been in lasted 2 weeks and was over 5 years ago at age 17 so you could as well say no, I haven't. I'm not settling for the first girl or every girl that crosses my path although falling in love with 2 out of the 3 Filipinas I've met comes close to it - 1. fell in love with virgin girl, 2. did not fall in love stoner girl (the 100 word message was just for sex cuz it was very good but I didn't have further interest in her), 3. fell in love with crazy girl.

To be fair though it's just sooo easy to fall in love when you're first going to Asia and have only known Western girls before.

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But asking her 'Do you miss me,' especially as the start of the conversation and after only three days apart does not make you assertive and dominant in her eyes. Honestly leave the 'Do you miss me,' stuff to her. Also statements are better than questions. Statements signify certainty, confidence and assertiveness, questions signify the opposite of all of those things.
I haven't started the conversation with "Do you miss me", we were already talking about seeing each other tomorrow. I wouldn't normally show feelings that much as it comes off weak but if she texts me clingy stuff like that 20x a day then I'm just adjusting and believe I can afford one "Do you miss me" type of message a day and still be the dominant part of the relationship by a large margin.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:06 PM   #1142
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Asking questions like, 'Do you miss me, do you love me, do you want to have sex with me, do you think I am good looking/do I look good in this,' etc. etc. are all very nerdy questions that make you look as far from dominant and assertive as can be.
hey babe (op) this is good advice. My gf and I were in a long distance relationship for a year (well, 2.5 hours apart) and I never once asked either of those silly questions you asked. I knew she missed me by how she acted when I saw her.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:23 PM   #1143
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I know she misses me and she knows I know she misses me and my question wasn't serious. Over the course of the past few weeks she has already told me she misses me like 5 times via text and 10+ times in person (she moans how much she's gonna miss me everytime she leaves). I already know the answer to the question, hence the joke reply. I don't believe it compromises my assertiveness.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:29 PM   #1144
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I believe it does. Try not replying to her texts for 5-6 hours, tell her you was busying working when shes asks why no reply. See how crazy she goes, or doesn't go.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:34 PM   #1145
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OP there's a difference between having a minor crush on a couple of girls & falling in love with them FFS... even if you aren't that experienced with girls you should know that. I highly doubt you were truly in love with the virgin girl or the weirdo clinger you're with now.

I'm surprised you haven't pulled her up on the babe thing either, would tilt the fk outta me.. those sms convos read like a pair of very insecure secondary school teenagers.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #1146
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I believe it does. Try not replying to her texts for 5-6 hours, tell her you was busying working when shes asks why no reply. See how crazy she goes, or doesn't go.
^ I do exactly that almost everyday and reply to less than half of her countless clingy texts. That's why I thought I can afford a joking "Do you miss me?"
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:38 PM   #1147
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OP there's a difference between having a minor crush on a couple of girls & falling in love with them FFS... even if you aren't that experienced with girls you should know that. I highly doubt you were truly in love with the virgin girl or the weirdo clinger you're with now.
I know and I meant it that way, just like LonelyBox falls in love with K-Pop girls all the time.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #1148
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OP there's a difference between having a minor crush on a couple of girls & falling in love with them FFS... even if you aren't that experienced with girls you should know that. I highly doubt you were truly in love with the virgin girl or the weirdo clinger you're with now.

I'm surprised you haven't pulled her up on the babe thing either, would tilt the fk outta me.. those sms convos read like a pair of very insecure secondary school teenagers.
Nothing wrong with babe, in fact if used at the proper frequency I'd say that using babe is a net positive result. He is over using it with her though, can't argue with that.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:47 PM   #1149
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Nothing wrong with babe, in fact if used at the proper frequency I'd say that using babe is a net positive result. He is over using it with her though, can't argue with that.
She started it and again I'm only adjusting. I keep my frequency using it around half of hers. In those 2 screenshots I didn't use it at all and she used it 3 times and I'm the one overusing it?

I'm not gonna tell her to stop using 'babe', it doesn't tilt me and I agree a girl calling you that can only yield a net positive result.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:50 PM   #1150
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She started it and again I'm only adjusting. I keep my frequency using it around half of hers. In those 2 screenshots I didn't use it at all and she used it 3 times and I'm the one overusing it?

I'm not gonna tell her to stop using 'babe', it doesn't tilt me and I agree a girl calling you that can only yield a net positive result.
Fair enough, I actually met a net positive for you to use on her, if at the right frequency. But yeah it's fine coming from her to you as well.
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