Working out outside of the States is very interesting! You never know what your going to get!
Just a few things:
--Pepsi & red bull cans everywhere in the morning when i come in the morning.
--"Workout smoke break"= People smoking cigarette in between sets. LOL. seriously though... run a bit, lift a bit, then have a smoke... I guess it gives them energy?!?
--"Pick up lines on the treadmill"= "so you Russian? You are so beautiful!"; man o man, guys in Asia do not care where you are, they don't care how sweaty you are or even if you are sprinting on the treadmill~ they will do anything to get your attention. (not so fun or amusing)
-- All (well a majority) girls only lightly run and do yoga.
-- Don't worry, the ladies will talk about you in the open shower even though they just heard you speak their language...they don't care! A show for all i guess...
-- Starring is the way to get a girls attention. ...maybe if i stare enough she'll talk to me asking "what?!" and then it opens up a conversation for us both! (Last week i went to the gym in the afternoon [usually go in morning] and a worker there has not seen me before and even better, has never seen a girl lift weights before- He continued to stare and stare and stare until i looked him down and said "what?!" and he opened his mouth and said "good job!" and continued to stare. I gave him another mean look and that moved him a bit, but he came back.. ugh! I guess i cannot look mean enough?! I need to learn more words to say "leave me alone"
--Throwing weights down is not a problem! Irritates me so bad. So many treat the equipment like it is a bouncy ball!
-- And lastly, thus far that is, it is perfectly acceptable to blow your nose without a tissue, using your hands in the small trash cans around the room and then go and pick up weights again. YAY for cleanliness!
~It's All good in Asia~ The adventures of living overseas!