Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Korea: Day 1

hellooo. so i'm posting from Korea right now and i actually have so much to say but i don't really know where to begin. or rather, there's so much that i'm kinda lazy and unmotivated to post. BUT, these are memories that i know i want to remember and i don't exactly have a very good memory so.. trying to make the effort to post!

so we flew on 21st August night and i really want to thank everyone who came down to send me off :') i was really touched and i'm sorry that i couldn't talk to everybody for more than awhile. but i was really touched. and those who made the effort to text or wished me a safe journey. thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. and thanks for the gifts really. they were really thoughtful - especially that guide to Korea. (@Minzy) i couldn't have asked for more. and... i honestly want to post up all the farewell shots here. but i absolutely cringe looking at them because my skin was totally flushed :( and it happened again today from a particular sunblock which left me with red flushes on my skin. i'll see what i can do about it. oh well.

so Lynette and I flew rather smoothly to Seoul.. besides the fact that i may have dropped Tiff's letter on Malaysian Airlines on our second flight. :( i've sent them an email and am waiting for a reply. but otherwise, the flight was good. i actually got an empty seat next to me on the second flight so Lynette came over to sit. i was actually feeling quite overwhelmed and blessed throughout the journey so i wasn't as bothered by the turbulence that was going on. there was honestly quite horrible turbulence on the flight to Incheon and we slept for about 4 hours. at least i did. caught some pretty sunrise of some sort and successfully got our luggages which btw, my beautiful white luggage was scratched and dented. but that's okay. transferred my gift bag to my longchamp for safety purposes and seeing the matching stuff made me happy. haha.

so we headed off for the airport shuttle. just both of us cos apparently the rest wanted to take a cab of some sort. the trip was 10,000 and about an hour. comfortable ride. but it was tough getting up to SK Global House because of the slopes and my luggage was 33kg. yes. it was mad heavy and it was super hot. pushing that with my bagpack was horrible. but we checked in soon enough and spent awhile chilling in the room to cool down. unpacked and did up the room before showering and going for lunch at Global Plaza which is directly beside SK Global House. the Korean food at Crazy Brown was rather disappointing - Spicy Beef Soup without beef in it.. yes. 

anyway, we attempted heading out after lunch but the weather was unforgiving and Lynette was not feeling very well. probably the lack of sleep on the plane and the horrible weather. so both of us were quite tired and just feeling horrible. decided to head back to rest before going out when the sun goes down.

so we left in the evening for the main Sincheon area and wandered around looking for Daiso (i had googled while Lynette was sleeping and found a few in the area but googlemaps isn't fantastic really). so we just walked around and then randomly asked a kind Korean lady who showed us the place which was just around the corner from where we were. picked up our necessities and stuff for the room before heading for dinner which was just round the bend from Daiso and is one of our favourite places to eat now. (because it's cheap and good and the ajummas can speak Chinese *^^*)

so that sums up Day 1 really quick. i haven't been too motivated to post as of yet. posting such what-i-did-today can be rather mundane and boring after awhile. unless there's something that's i feel really compelled to share then maybe i'll blog about it specifically. like when we finally settled our phones yesterday and met two really, really, really nice staff. very very helpful.

this is my first time in Korea and i've been here for almost a week i suppose. i've had a lot of thoughts and feelings from being here, away from my friends and family. learning more about myself. all of these which i think are probably more meaningful to talk about than what-i-did-today. so i'm just finishing up this post and maybe i'll be able to talk about something else the next time i post.

oh and yes. enjoy the pictures. this is also a place for me to pin down my memory somewhere i suppose. (:


Stopover at KL

really pretty clouds

A Random Snowflake 
scattered clouds
I noticed the cables against the skies and had a little taste of Seoul for that moment. 
very Koreanish atmosphere eatery

Meat Mandu
Tofu Stew
Tuna Kimbap ^^

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