Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tight Clothes Don't Make you Cooler or Sweat Less!

Okay, so I've been riding on the train and I've seen a lot of people walking around in tight clothes.  They make my eyes burn and I don't really appreciate it. I know it's hot and all, but many people lose their sense of decency as soon as the summer hits.

Here is an example of what I see on the train:

So, I decided to research whether tight clothes make you sweat more or less.  I mean, I think it'd trap the sweat in your body, making you more sticky and nasty while people try to avoid looking at you.  Here's what I found.

"For instance, tight fitting clothing will make it difficult for the sweat to dry out whereas wearing loose fitting clothing will help the air to circulate and your sweat to dry off faster."

"Loose-fitting lightweight cotton clothing is best because it allows air flow in the hot humid climate. Tight clothing tends to make you sweat more and can get uncomfortable, as will synthetics like nylon. T-shirts and tank tops are the perfect wear for out-doors and are best worn untucked, allowing air to circulate. You are going to sweat!"

Well, it looks like tight clothing is completely obsolete.  So, if you think rolling up your shirt will do anything for you, all it will do is expose more of your body to heat.  Instead, try shoving a nice, well-fitting white shirt over your body like this lady here.

Thanks, and stay safe.  This is an announcement from your local Chotpy.

Thursday, July 10, 2008



I yell that every time I see people who are obviously tourists.  They're cute when they don't squat and take obnoxious pictures.

I've been constantly waiting for the Android phone.  T-Mobile, who recently rolled out there 3G in the big city, is supposed to have the first Android phone.  T-Mobile also recently expanded their service areas.  Even so, there are still a lot of dead spots, especially in everyone's favorite bookstore, Barnes and Noble.  I have to walk around looking for service in there!  

In other news, I've found a fun new shop! 
It's got fun stuff relating to Japanese culture such as gyaru, gothloli, and DRAMATIC CHIPMUNK!!!

click here or the above logo to check it out!

Woo!  Go support those young artists out there!  

While you're at it, go here and support the fine youngins here at BAPie!

click here or the above logo to check it out!

♥ Until next time! ♥

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Get the Best Subway Ride

For high-tech subway cars, they sure do suck.  I'm sorry to say that Kawasaki failed to design a subway car with an air conditioning system that doesn't pee on people.  For all those who ride the subway, here are some tips on how to optimize the time you spend doing it.

1) Don't sit under the A/C.

On new subway cars, such as the 2/4/5/6 trains, the air conditioner randomly leaks.  It is a problem that's been happening for years and even I have gotten A/C peed on.  If I weren't wearing a Barnes and Noble canvas bag, I would've been in serious trouble.  My bag completely blocked all possible water damage.  However this leakage has probably messed up important documents for people.  It's a surprise no one's complained yet.

2) Look and sniff before you enter.

If there is a bum on the train, your ride may be uncomfortable.  To keep this from happening, try to look and smell the area before you enter. 

3) Know where your exit is.

If you know which car is closest to the exit at your desired stop, go there.  If everyone stands in one spot on the platform life gets very uncomfortable.  Save yourself the time and anger and move.

4) Move into the center of the car.

By doing this, people are less likely to yell at you.  This isn't Japan; people will not be okay if you block the passage to the middle of the train.

5) Guard your stuff.

Pickpockets are there, even if you've never had anything stolen from you.  Don't let your guard down.  Those service announcements and signs are there for a reason.

6) Don't apply perfume or smoke in or right before you enter the train.

Stuff like this makes others uncomfortable.  Soon you will notice people moving from your vicinity.  You may want to quit smoking or walk to your destination.  However, wouldn't that be good anyway?  You'd save over $1000 a year because you won't need cigarettes and you'll be healthier because you're walking!  Hooray!

Well, that's all for today.  Stay safe and have a happy MTA day.