May 25, 2015
Finally! We get to talk about these beds! Oh, how long I’ve wanted to share them with you all. Now I can tell stories!
As you know, we live in Korea. We have our own apartment here. Our apartment, however, didn’t come with any furniture, so we had to buy our own. This was before Ikea came to Korea, so we had to go to the furniture shops in Seoul, and – sweet Jebus – they’re ridiculously overpriced. Some people may defend the exorbitant prices of the furniture by saying that they’re made with quality materials rather than compressed sawdust, but – quality or not – I’m not ready to spend tens of thousands of dollars on furniture. And on a bed frame? Thousands of dollars for a bed frame? Nahhhhhh. I’ll go $500, tops. I’m not that fancy. I’d rather spend more money on a good mattress. But the bed frames we saw in Korea were all in the thousands, and they were all like the ones we’re showing here.
I just don’t get it. Sleeping on the floor is alright at times, I guess. But spending so much money on a bed frame, when it’s just another floor?! Why?! Just sleep on the floor! It feels the same! Or maybe you want it elevated because it’s easier to get into, if you have back problems. But I didn’t know that people liked sleeping on hard surfaces like this so much. I can’t do it myself, personally. I sleep on my sides. And because I’m so big, when I sleep on my sides the difference between my shoulders and waist is consequential, and so I need something fluffy that I can melt into. If I sleep on my side on a hard surface, all of my weight is borne by my shoulders and hips, and I wake up sore as hell. Or, even just trying to sleep on my back on a hard surface is possible, but I wake up a broken man. When we went to Jeju for our latest road trip we had to stop in Mokpo for the night, and the bed we were given was almost as hard as the bed we’re displaying here. I…did not fare well the next day.
This video we filmed while we were in Busan, as part of our road trip. Many road trip videos to come! For last year’s road trip, we filmed 250GB of footage. This year, we filmed 500GB. SO MANY GEE BEES! Lots of videos coming soon. And now we’re back at the studio, and should get to filming more stuff regularly again. Woot woot!
And, no, we’re not sharing this item on Gmarket. You all might be interested in buying a face mask or a hula hoop, but I doubt you’d buy a multi-thousand dollar bed frame. Right? But, for real, what are beds like where you’re from? Maybe it’s not just Korea that does hard beds like this? I just assumed that all beds are desired to be soft and squishy. Please let me know if your country does things otherwise :D