I got to try grilled/BBQ’d pig intestines. My mother was amazed I tried it out. But, I actually really liked it when it was super crispy. Yum.
I love fried chicken here. The problem is, I have a wedding soon. I cannot gain too much weight, or else the dress won’t fit well on the sides. So, my students have been trying to keep me accountable lol. I totally crumbled. It was yummy. Good times xD
I picked up the TOMS for about $30CAN. They are the first pair I have kept. The first pair was a few years back, but it was just too narrow. Friend said if I wet the canvas on the side, I can stretch it out faster. So far, it seemed to work.
I also picked up the Muji 3 drawer. I don’t know how to stuff it!!!!! lol
Not sure if it is available back home, but this is the Maple Peacan Frap from Starbucks Korea. It was a BOGO/1+1 deal, so my friend treated me. SUPER CRAZY sweet…She needed to ask for more milk. But…I powered through it.
I know I know…
I haven’t done these in ages…
It was a coworkers birthday recently, so we all went out to eat. This was a seafood and bean sprout mix…which was oddly amazing. But then again, there are few things I have found not to taste amazing in Korea…
Can I just say how awesome Uniqlo is? I have bought some great dress shirts for about $11CAN. Super happy camper. I’m not petite in width, so I was glad I fit in their sizes. Plus, their fabulous organizing process for even socks…blows me away :P
It was Hangul Day last friday. Hangul is the Korean alphabet. Designed to increase the literacy rate for his people, King Sejong created it based on the speech anatomy. Luckily I didn’t have to work, which meant I could go biking on the Han River with the coworker. There was a festival going on at Yeouido, so we catch some action there.
Just look at this. What a beauty. It looked better on the phone…as the colours were brighter.
Plans fell through for Sunday, so I walked about for a bit. This is a park about 10 minutes from my place. The older men are always playing soccer. So energetic.
I tried to avoid Coffee, and picked up boxes of tea. Yummy but way too sweet. Might have to dilute it with something else. S got me the pen last week, and I forgot to grab it from the bag. Isn’t it cute?! Wish I grabbed something else…
It has been awhile since I have done these.
I was on a roll too!
In any case…
I returned from my very mini trip to Toronto (business rather than pleasure). I didn’t do any groceries, so I opted to have McDonalds breakfast. Not a hard choice when it is basically my next door neighbour.
I had lunch with my dear S. We wanted to get coffee, but ended up grabbing Korean lunch boxes, and Starbucks. I bought 3 drinks, and it was basically $20. I died. A tall green frap is about $6.50. Yummy, but I can’t keep up the habit I had in Canada, here, in Korea.
Later that evening, S wanted to drink, so I accompanied here to an izakaya bar. Food was pretty good. Loved the touch of One Piece Characters on the bar.
When I finally arrived home, I had to lay down on the floor, under the AC. It was just too damn hot.
The next day, I was treated to lunch, seeing as I had to pay for drinks last night on my own…due to issues -__- It was yummy going down, but WAY too much MSG. I was nearly passing out an hour later.
I got a mini vacay, so I met up with some of the others to go to Garosugil. We went to Cabogrill. Not too shabby. They have an unlimited meat option, but they don’t like to offer it to ladies, as they never end up eating enough.
We walked about, checked out the Line store. Such cuteness! We got drinks at Godiva, then headed off to Hangang River. Such a beautiful night…though still too humid for a Canadian like me :P
Ate some more BBQ the next evening, after a trip to Costco. It was a different kind of grilled chicken.
Of course we had to kill it with Karaoke singing xD
So that was my week back from Toronto.
It almost feels like that mini trip was a dream. I was so excited to see my kiddies here…I missed them. Funny how attached I’ve become.
6 month milestone is coming up soon…I was amused when I realized that.
Enough out of me. I should attempt to sleep…I figured I would write this up quickly while I couldn’t get to sleep.
Bab Burger, or Rice Burger. Bongousse/봉구스…I was told I HAD to try it. I didn’t read it, and didn’t realize I need to smash it once before eating. A little too much mayo, but it was an interesting experience. I might go back to try another (2500 won/~$3)
You know the places that have sushi on plates that travel around a track? The first time I had it was in Korea. This wasn’t as yummy as my first one, but I still managed to stuff myself…
Went to this beautiful house, north of Seoul. Got to say that it was beautiful, and the air really was different!
I had mentioned that my hair is so frizzy at the ends, and that I miss my mists back home. So POOF! a little while later, a coworker friend of mine, decided to surprise me with these babies. When I first was making the move here, I was very worried I wouldn’t have friends…but boy, am I ever thankful for the ones I’ve been able to make here, even for a short time. #blessed
Taco I had in Seoul. Told my cousin I didn’t want Korean food, so she suggested this place. Quiet, out of the way…and not too bad in terms of taste :)
We went to eat at a Mexican place. My coworkers is Mexican, and said that it was decent enough. The service was absolute crap. Was not impressed at all…But it looks pretty!
As odd as it sounds, I’ve never had jello shots before. These were made with Soju, and were they ever yummy :) One of my coworkers is leaving to go back home, so she made it with the last jello box she had. In that note, jello is crazy expensive here. I wanna bring some and open up a shop! lol
Well, I missed Musical Friday. For once in a really long time.
I also didn’t upload much this week.
Been going through some person stuff, and wasn’t dealing with it very well. But…recovering…even if its a little :) I also had a fun time chatting with the new coworkers, on our little trip for groceries. That made me a happy camper on Sunday as well~
I love that Tim Tams are half the price here. LOVE. I mean, one place had them on sale for about a buck. A BUCK! Insanity…Regret not buying more thought…already finished the first box I bought -____-
There is this sushi place near by. The name basically sounds like, “Buy me sushi”, but it looks quite classy inside. In any case, went with one of the coworkers who will be leaving soon. This meal was never ending. I paid ~$20CAN/20,000won, with absolutely NO regrets. I have to post more pictures soon.
I love eating Ssam. Basically put in a bunch of things into a lettuce leaf. Then you must proceed to shove the thing in your mouth. Always a good time :)
We had some paper work to do. I saw some, but it was about 700 thingies that we had to fill. The plus side was that we got pizza xD
Coffee cafe. Opened up recently, and I really do like the interior. Tres cute. Cheap coffee.
Riding along the Hangang River. Not my first time. I wish I could do it more, but the place we go to is where you can rent for free, and it is a little far. In the distance is the 63 Building. I haven’t actually gone there yet…I need to.