Musical Friday – I Thought I Knew

Nico & Vinz – Thought I Knew

So this is the song that I had heard on the plane. This was my gateway song to checking out the rest of their music. It was the intro that caught me. I wished that my screen could have allowed me to listen to just that one song over and over for 13 hours lol.

Musical Friday – I Thought I Knew

Korea: What to do when you don’t have shoes…

Shoes in Korea

When I entered Korea, I bought 5 pairs of footwear with me.

One Diesel black hightops, one brown heeled sandals from Aldo, grey heeled boots from Aldo, a flat pair of sandals from Old Navy, and flip flops.

I was dying for more footwear choices by the end of March.

The thing was, I didn’t want to spend very much.

Shoes in Korea
Korea shoes

The first pair of shoes that I bought, were the most expensive. I do like them, but it was more of a decision that my co-worker at the time kind of pressured me to buy. It was definitely not in the price range I appreciated.

I bought the loafers and the flats for 70,000won, which was about ~$78CAN at the time.

That is just ridiculous for me! However, I have worn them fairly enough to justify the price.

Since then, I have made more…price sensible (for me) selections.

Emart has the Payless store inside some of their locations (they carry up to size 10, though the selection for shoes is quite small at that size range). It just so happens that one of the trips I made, they were having an event. They were selling these crochet flats for 10,000won.

Shoes in Korea

Of course I had to buy them in black and beige.

Shoes in Korea
I picked up these Emart brand Birkenstock knockoffs for 9,900won. Pretty comfy, and I loved the metallic straps.

I then found these beige flats for 4,000won! They were a tad small, but I was able to stretch them out a bit.

I’ve actually picked up a few pairs from Gmarket as well. One shop I have come to like is Dangol Unni. Cheap pricey, but not super cheap quality. Don’t have pictures of ones I bought. Once you know your Korean shoe size, you can start browsing Gmarket to buy things and ship to your home.

I have since brought a few more pairs of footwear with me (on my recent trip back home)

…damn…I love shoes…

Korea: What to do when you don’t have shoes…

Last week on Instagram…

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.

Last week on Instagram…

Musical Friday Am I Wrong?

Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong?

I actually heard Nico & Vinz for the first time on my trip to Toronto. It was a short trip, being only a week. But one of the songs kept replaying in my head. This isn’t the one (that will show up next week), but after checking out Youtube, this song also starting replaying in my head…

Musical Friday Am I Wrong?

Attempting to revive the semi dead blog…

Hello Folks!

I am alive :)
If you follow me on Instagram, you already knew this.

In any case, I am alive…and relatively well.

I was in Toronto for a week on some personal matters, and still adjusting my sleep schedule back to KST (Korean Standard Time). As such…it is 6:23am over here, and I am still awake OTL

Well, it has been 5.5 months since I have entered Korea.

Am I homesick? Well, no. I can’t really be since I got to visit home. But even as I was heading home, I was ready to come back to Korea. Of course I missed my close friends (and lucky for me I got to see them all at least twice), but I am rather enjoying the freedom that comes with working abroad. It almost makes me wish I had a desk job. One that would allow me to travel to different sister branches.


But not quite.

I still know that this isn’t something I want to do for the long run. I do have to return home. I have some things I need to get done. However, for the next 7 months, I hope that things will continue to go well.

How are you?

I have been horrible with keeping up with my fav blogs, which I hope to rectify soon.

I have also been horrible with keeping up my own blog…which I also hope to rectify soon.

In any case, I am alive, and well.

Hope you are too :)

I leave you with this BEAUTIFUL engagement capture. Can’t wait to meet this talented duo in the fall.

John & Veronica Photography (Toronto)

Attempting to revive the semi dead blog…

Musical Friday with The Koxx

THE KOXX (칵스) – 12:00/열두시

I’m basically loving everything that Happy Robot Records makes.

The Koxx was only clicked when I was checking out The Solutions.

Love the way it is so peppy.

I also wish that I could dunk my head and have it dry asap….

Musical Friday with The Koxx