Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Korea Diary 1st - 11th March

**All the photos in this post belonged to ME. Please do not re-upload and take it as yours. Thank you.**

Time is passing like a lighting and without realise I had spend more than half a month here in Korea. Every day I have many things to juggle but I always remind myself to record every interesting and cute moments I spent with my new friends, housemates and my new discovering.

Alright, bedtime story continues... 
**You have been warned that this article is full of nagging. Nagging overflow**

=====Skip this paragraph if you just want to know I had my passport back in my pocket now===

I left my passport and some cash in my Seoul guesthouse. It was kinda creepy silent moment when the dormitory admin requested a passport from me and suddenly I couldn't heard any more noise in my surroundings but saw a flash of memory I had conveniently tuck the important small purse under my pillow and I had no memory of putting in back to my backpack. I didn't freak out immediately (because I am a slow-motion person XD) but quietly whispered to my friend about it and quickly settled my room check-in and went to my room with my new Korean buddy. 

When I reached my room, I swiftly put my bag on the bed and rummaged all my belongings to confirm my worries. It was in Seoul. >< I told my Korean buddy and asked her to call the guesthouse owner. He said he was busy and he could only send it by next week but I need the passport to do all the administration stuffs in my new university. My auto-reflex system told me not to tell my mom because my mom would become a monster and shout at me continuously  worried but I still chose to tell my mom upon my friend advice and my head was boomed with all my mom scary scoldings.


1st March 2013

In this exchange programme, everyone has a Korean buddy to help us to get used to new surroundings.  My sudden decision to come to my new university make my Korean buddy did not have time to prepare and she said she was embarrassed to welcome me in this condition because she did not wear any make up and she rushed from her home to welcome me. I felt she is a warm person and I still think she is pretty compared to my 4hrs-bus-journey-oily-face-big-specs-cat-fought-hair condition.

My Korean buddy treated me a free meal in a cafe called Africa! Everything here was so expensive if I converted it back to RM in Malaysia. I think I need to tie a belt over my waist to pretend me to eat a lot XD. Strawberry Banana juice used fresh fruit to blend in concentrated amount and the Bulgogi(Pork meat) was delicious! I were so hungry that I half eating and talking at the same time. *lose face*

Not to mention the cafe surroundings was so good that the atmosphere and lighting were so comfortable.

2nd and 3rd March 2013

Anyway I hopped on the bus to Seoul with my friend (my true friend! *nose water dripping*) to get the passport and did a little shopping there as well (?!!!)

=Stickers at Daiso (Subway) when we rushing to catch our bus back. XD =

=500won (RM1.50) mask=

My friend decided to do a quick shopping(2hrs++ :P) behind our university. Apparently the cosmetic shops were always in sale and I bought one to recover my zombie-dry-skin. Regret now for not buying more at that time. TT-TT

One of the cute moments was that in Korea the moisturizer is called as emulsion. When we asked the saleslady about it(in English), the saleslady smile was frozen and turn into a panic attack. Sorry for scare you! She was so panic to speak English so I used my broken Korean and she bombarded me with a long fast Korean sentences. We smiled at each other so frequently during those awkward moment when we both couldn't find word to express ourselves. Communication breakdown!!!

5nd and 6th March 2013

Today I walked into the wrong class and sit among those Master graduate students. The lecturer was baffled to see me in his class and I consistently insisted I had registered his class! Suddenly out of the blue I realised it was not my class and I had to make my exit so "grand" because the class was small. 

Late Night Supper!
One things that is convenient in dormitory is that delivery is so fast and delicious! Got free supper by our new Korean housemates and we chatted in English and body language. ^^

Korea Photo-Taking
The passport background in Korea is white and mine is blue. == Had to break my piggybank to go shop to take my photo. The photo taking in Korea is so professional(photoshopped a lot XD) that I couldn't recognised myself when I got back my photos the next day. 

I wouldn't show you my photoshopped beautiful photo! :P

10th and 11th March 2013

Went to Homeplus (there was a Tesco beside the name) and bought some groceries. I didn't bought a lot because the price was still not really that cheap in Malaysia. I guessed I have to live like a bimbo here. *sigh*

Bought this two brand Ramyeon after we stood aside and start people counting the amount of people took the brand considered the winner. XD
This trick
did not worked because the right side brand taste very complicated. (Not really that bad but the smell is weird) The left brand taste... normal. *Bummmmm*

=컵밥 Photo posted in Facebook=

One of the Korean housemate treated us a supper again! This is called 컵밥 (keop bap - cup rice).  We felt a little embarrassed for her treat because we didn't get a chance to treat her back. She is so cute and she got excited when she told us that her lecturer introduce Durian and Malaysia today and she immediately think of us. Awwww....   We told her our love for Durian is same as their love for Kimchi ---- only locals like to eat. XD


P/s: Sorry for always post food in my facebook page recently during late night. 
My intention is to make you all fat together with me and I will continue to do this evil act XD.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Korea Diary 26th-28th Feb

**All the photos in this post belonged to ME. Please do not re-upload and take it as yours. Thank you.**

Sorry for the inconsistent update recently! I am going to Korea for travel and study purpose (yay!) and I think I have difficulty to update my blog with weekly drawing until things settle down. 
So, do you miss me? *sexy voice* Heh.

I always do a travel book whenever I travel so that I can remember where is all my fats gained from write down some memorable moments.  In February, I visited Seoul and because this is not the first time my friend and I visit Seoul, so this time I only pick some place I wanna go only.


I planned NOTHING for it before I went. I gonna backpacking! Hehya! 

26th Feb 2013

Close shots:

This day was the day we moved our luggage to my friend's place. Little did we knew that there was no elevator in most of the subways! I had 17.5kg luggage and a laptop backpack with me and my friend had 20.1kg (She just exceeded the luggage limit by 0.1kg o-O!), a DSLR camera bag and a backpack. We basically looked like a HIPPO. ==

My luggage lock was a little broken and my friend's backpack strip was broken too. Yeah, we are disaster couple. Disaster hippos. The people in subway (especially when they reached is no joke), you sandwiched between people in a blink seconds and you miraculously in moved to different place without realised.

We decided to lepak (wander) at coffee shop before we went back to our guesthouse. We decided to high tea at this late hour (11:00pm) and see if we had a chance to meet some cute guys. XD
In case you don't know, I think Paris Baguette is one of the largest bakery shop in Korea. The place is lovely. The cakes, sandwiches, breads are so deliciously looking and mouth-watering but we did not buy anything because they are all label in CALORIES beside the price. Evil, evil...

Managed to meet some foreigners in the guesthouse. I talked a little while with a cute girl from Hungary and she was studied in Japan. o.o How international. When I continued to update my book in the kitchen, there was actually a British-looking guy watching movie in the room too. I did nothing but continued to write my travel diary. (== Picture said otherwise?)

27th Feb 2013

We went to Bukchon Hanok Village. Not gonna introduce it here in details, go google it (lazy). We did not set any alarm clock in this trip because we did not want to work like hell although we were ACTUALLY HOLIDAYING.  So, we dilly-dally around the guesthouse until we decided to move our butt to begin our journey. ^^

There are 8 sights deem as the best camera shot by don't-know-who so every tourist was looking down for the sign. Luckily we went there early(?) so there were not many tourist at the sight or else my photo were swamped with a lot of people. Everyone wanted to step on the sign then only they could take picture. So basically they are queuing up to step on a thing. HA, weird huh?

I were determined to look for a cafe called COMMA CAFE in Hongdae later at night to high tea (again?) because I were mesmerized by their big book wall shelves. It is soooooo BIG! I went through a lot of troubled to find it and even the taxi driver rejected to fetch me to the place even though I showed him the address. pfffft... My friend and I walked around Hongdae Exit 1 and 9 (just opposite each other) for more than half and hour to look for it in the freezing cold weather and asked some panic Korean girls ( because we speak in English and little Korean) but they were cute because they calling each other "bonchun ya!"(silly) when they were pointing different direction to us. XD

Finally found this place and it was in Hongdae subway exit 2! Just BESIDE it!!!! We shouted when we finally found it (like EUREKA!) because we nearly missed it because we were looking far when we out from exit 2. (==|||) 

This was actually a shooting scene of one my favourite drama "King of drama" and the book in the cafe all had 50% discount! Without I realised, I lost some money and I got myself a book. Hee~

28th Feb 2013
Nothing special happenned today but travelled from Seoul to Gwangju to my university (4 hours)

I left my passport in my guesthouse.


A good cliffhanger, right? XD