Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Travel A place to discuss and learn about traveling

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2018, 11:41 AM   #2226
jspill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 8,343
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Got that message from a filipina too
jspill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 05:37 PM   #2227
Bluegrassplayer
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Bluegrassplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: China
Posts: 36,543
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Same
Bluegrassplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 05:48 AM   #2228
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

My first Twitch stream will be on Sunday April 29th and this date is final. I don't expect anyone to believe me anymore if I say a date, so I'll add this: If I don't have my first stream on April 29th, I'll self ban from 2+2 for a month (not gonna happen, I'm definitely streaming that day, so mark your calendars).


Trip report going blond for 3.5 months in the Philippines

I haven't been at the barber in 3.5 months - due to laziness, not because I liked the blond that much - so I've had a full 3.5 months worth of experience as a blond guy in PH. After 3.5 months it looked like this. The first day it looked like this. And before going blond it looked like this. So I've made a radical change from dark to blond hair and it's been quite the interesting experiment.

I got way more attention on the street than with dark hair, it almost felt like being in Asia for the first time all over again. However that attention for the most part didn't help with girls, it's just stares from girls and guys alike, nothing sexual but more like 'look at this alien' as I was the only blonde person in most places I went. Obviously girls were more likely to notice me, but when it came to approaching them they seemed more intimidated than with dark hair (probably because it makes me look weird and doesn't suit me at all). Would I recommend going blond to get more girls? No, unless it really suits you. Otherwise the extra attention is useless and you will just end up getting more beggars and children asking you for money.

I can't wait to get all the blond cut off but I'm glad I've made the experience.

Last edited by Info Shove; 04-18-2018 at 06:15 AM.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 07:02 AM   #2229
LonelyBox
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5,252
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

I gotta say it, on this picture you really do look like some of my crackheads. Looking forward for Sunday steam.
LonelyBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 07:07 AM   #2230
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 07:53 AM   #2231
iLiveInAsia
grinder
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 453
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Time to go full breaking bad for variety:

iLiveInAsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 08:41 AM   #2232
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Over the past year I've learned what jspill has been saying for a long time: in Asia it's best to just look like a normal white guy. No fancy haircut or beard, no printed shirts. Normal haircut, white or black t-shirt and keeping the rest simple work really well.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 08:51 AM   #2233
GonZo72
adept
 
GonZo72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Romania
Posts: 871
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Aryan Master Race Crew check in

Feels good man
GonZo72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 10:58 AM   #2234
gotgot123
old hand
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,827
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Lmao. All looking at your for thinking why the fk some guy died their hair blonde so obvious. Then probably wondered why they would choose the worst blonde colour possible.

Look way better normal colour.
gotgot123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 11:23 AM   #2235
Bluegrassplayer
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Bluegrassplayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: China
Posts: 36,543
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Hmmm so you mean women in Asia also prefer a guy who looks normal?
Bluegrassplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 12:12 PM   #2236
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

I mean (and I think it's the reasoning behind jspill's advice) as a white guy in Asia you already stand out to girls even if your style is basic. If you overdress or have a breaking bad beard it gets intimidating to them.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 12:23 PM   #2237
LonelyBox
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5,252
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluegrassplayer View Post
Hmmm so you mean women in Asia also prefer a guy who looks normal?
.
LonelyBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #2238
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

I'm just talking about style. They seem to prefer a normal, not too fancy style.

Last edited by Info Shove; 04-18-2018 at 12:48 PM.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #2239
gotgot123
old hand
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,827
Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

They like anything which is remotely look good looking. To them... average is good looking if you’re white.

A guy choosing the worst blonde colour possible where it looks super obvious he dyed his hair blonde... looks ******ed whatever country you’re from

P.s apart from the colour. It’s your eyebrows which makes you look stupid as fk. If you did something to your eyebrows you might be able to pull it off
gotgot123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 01:03 PM   #2240
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Quote:
Originally Posted by gotgot123 View Post
A guy choosing the worst blonde colour possible
I wanted to make a radical change for the sake of the experiment. There's at least 1 blonde color that would probably have looked more ridiculous on me. Platinum blonde.

Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2018, 07:46 PM   #2241
aislephive
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
aislephive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Waiting for you to pull me back in
Posts: 19,317
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

You look like a pretty decent looking normal dude with your natural hair. Stick with that.
aislephive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2018, 03:27 AM   #2242
Dace
adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 790
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

for me you just look way healthier in the first pic, its like living in the ghetto took a toll on you, but could be just bad pics. Are you doing any exercise?
Dace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2018, 06:40 AM   #2243
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

The first pic is daylight, the others aren't. I don't think there's any actual difference. The 'ghetto' isn't taking any toll on me, I'm living in a clean gated community and when walking through Pasig I've never been robbed or threatened or anything stressing me out. Pasig is poor but no ghetto.

Last edited by Info Shove; 04-19-2018 at 06:48 AM.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2018, 08:11 AM   #2244
LonelyBox
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5,252
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

You look more healthy on first picture for sure, I also find Asia diet a bit hard to adapt
LonelyBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 07:20 AM   #2245
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Sex with the ex





Didn't expect the last part to work, it was my last resort.

I found the date we first met, 04/23/2017, by looking up this old post ITT. She's the 8.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Info Shove View Post
Today is my record so far handing out notes - 4. To a 9, 8, 7 and 6, the 6 cuz she passed by me when I was sitting on the sidewalk eating and turned her head 4 times so I ran after her with a note, it's a freeroll. The 9 was the first 9 I've seen in Philippines in over 2 months I've been here, I wish she'd text me then I'd forget my crush in an instant. So far the 8 and 6 have texted me. It's kinda funny figuring out who is who when the girls that text you each think they're the only girl you handed your number to. You got to make it look like you spontaneously wrote the note just for her.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 08:01 AM   #2246
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before




Last edited by Info Shove; 04-21-2018 at 08:11 AM.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 01:33 PM   #2247
obviousTROLL
journeyman
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 387
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Quote:
Originally Posted by Info Shove View Post
My first Twitch stream will be on Sunday April 29th and this date is final. I don't expect anyone to believe me anymore if I say a date, so I'll add this: If I don't have my first stream on April 29th, I'll self ban from 2+2 for a month (not gonna happen, I'm definitely streaming that day, so mark your calendars).
Have you had test stream yet?

I was under impression that it's impossible to stream from Phil because of poor internet. Maybe 240p, but who watches anything under 720p60 these days.

Are you using gimbal? Don't even try without using one.
obviousTROLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 02:39 PM   #2248
LonelyBox
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5,252
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Plenty of video games streamer from Philippines on Twitch with good quality

Last edited by LonelyBox; 04-21-2018 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Just noticed your username
LonelyBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 05:50 PM   #2249
Dace
adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 790
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

Quote:
Originally Posted by obviousTROLL View Post
Have you had test stream yet?

I was under impression that it's impossible to stream from Phil because of poor internet. Maybe 240p, but who watches anything under 720p60 these days.

Are you using gimbal? Don't even try without using one.
I have 100mbps fibr in manila...
Dace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2018, 06:20 PM   #2250
Info Shove
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IG
Posts: 1,290
Re: Clueless kid moving to Manila - Never been to Asia before

So she said she's gonna be here 1am, but at 11:50pm she suddenly tells me she's gonna be here 12am. I haven't showered or cleaned my place yet and cleaning is a 40+ minute job because last time I've had a girl over was 1.5 months ago and I literally haven't cleaned my place in 1.5 months, it was super nasty. Running out of time I just jumped into the shower, swept a huge mountain of trash under the bed and superficially swept the floor in 30 seconds before opening the door for her.

She's now unknowingly sleeping above the huge pile of trash.





Quote:
Originally Posted by obviousTROLL View Post
Have you had test stream yet?

I was under impression that it's impossible to stream from Phil because of poor internet. Maybe 240p, but who watches anything under 720p60 these days.

Are you using gimbal? Don't even try without using one.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LonelyBox View Post
Plenty of video games streamer from Philippines on Twitch with good quality
LB, you have to differentiate between indoor and outdoor streams. My internet at home can handle 1080p streaming, but obviousTROLL is talking about outdoor streaming (which I would like to focus on if I have the means). 4G coverage in the Philippines is known to be very bad but I haven't tested it yet. Today or tomorrow I'll get a $1 package for 1 GB/3 days to do some speed tests while walking around.

I've seen a phone gimbal for P5,000/$100 but I don't wanna invest that much starting out. It's a very worthwhile investment though that I should get asap if the 4G internet allows streaming.

Last night I've seen Cjayride stream going into a Taiwan nightclub, I would so much love to do that, stream my first time in a non-hooker nightclub in Manila all alone, but with Filipino 4G coverage it's questionable. The 4G test results will show in the next few days.

Last edited by Info Shove; 04-21-2018 at 06:35 PM.
Info Shove is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive