First 2 weeks of 2018 ๐Ÿ’•

I’m still dwelling on how fast 2017 past and at times looking at those precious memories from then gets me slightly emotional ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Another trimester of school has begun and I’m still stuck in the holiday moods. Tell me guys it’s 6 subjects packed with projects to be completed in 13weeks. How can!? Is there no chances for social life too??๐Ÿ˜ญ meh.

Got to meet up with this bunch before we all disappear again due to school

Celebrating this dude’s 18th and finally getting to try this from Tsujiri (It was all alrights ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) and meet my new Bae too

Have a good one y’all โ˜บ๏ธ

PS: I can’t wait for Phuket in April โ˜บ๏ธ

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Saying bye to 2017 and hello to 2018

It’s been a Long while since I’ve been here ๐Ÿ˜“, but I just have to end the year off with a post. I remembered how my goals for 2017 was to be embrace and appreciate changes and be grateful and generous. 2017 has been full of changes and there will be more to come in 2018 but I shall remain positive for the changes to come. Despite failing slightly on the grateful part at times, I’d make up for it by embracing the changes.

I’ll do better in 2018. I know. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Here’s some throwback to the highlights of 2017:

Happy new year ๐ŸŒŸ Have a great and fruitful one โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

Recess week is finally here!ย 

6 weeks of crazy schooling and crazy amount of tests and work to do itโ€™s finally recess week๐Ÿ˜ด Finally able to sleep without having an alarm clock to wake me up although thereโ€™s still plenty of stuff to do, but itโ€™s alright as Long as I get my precious sleep! Heh hereโ€™s some picture updates! In random order ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜…
โ€‹After a Long day of school but thereโ€™s still work to be discussed ๐Ÿ˜ช

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SIT Dareโ€™s first internal event of the year Playing laser tag for the first time ever!Having Thai food at JB ๐Ÿ˜‹Finally meeting this woman . Always the best way to spend time ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™†๐ŸปAttending Jeannieโ€™s 21st!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 
Prawning ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ€‹ Trust me the prawns taste seriously so good โค๏ธ

Finally completing Paddleventures 2017๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ—ป

็ˆฑๅฟƒporridge hehe 

Korea 2017 โ€“ Day 5/10 โœˆ๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚18 June 2017 – Sunday

Today’s itineraryย Tosokchon Sangyetang > Gyeogbokgung Palace > Bukchon Hanok village > Insadong > Dongdaemun > Hongdae

Hey guys I’m rewriting this post since I kind of accidentally deleted it.ย ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Our first stop of the day is Tosokchon Samgyetang which is near the Palace. This place is really famous and known to most tourists and locals. As they can get really busy during the weekends and peak hours, we came here for lunch before heading to the palace.

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Address:ย 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Directions:ย Take exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung station, walk straight for about 150m before heading into the alley for 10m.ย IMG_7236IMG_7242

We then headed to the palace by heading back into the same exit and taking a different exit to the palace to avoid the hot sun.ย ๐Ÿ˜€ย This is my third time here and I cannot get over how beautiful this place is. The palace is like a teeny bit of their rich history located right in the middle of the city.ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย IMG_7260IMG_7265

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After touring around the palace and taking many pictures, we then took the subway to Anguk station to go to Bukchon Hanok village. It is actually possible to walk there from the palace but being the lazy us oh wells๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
We decided to be smart asses and not use the citymappers app and rely on the map that we saw at the subway station. In the end, we got lost and had to U-turn again to get back to where we started from. We end up taking a break at Starbucks first since we were exhausted alreadyย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Starting our journey again from the same exit. We GOT LOST again halfway through and happened to reach a tourist information center who gave us exact directions to the village .ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒIMG_7517
FINALLY! The view is definitely worth the journey tho. Super pretty! Be sure to keep your voices down as this is a residential estate and many people are living here.

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Next stop, Insadong. We know we would not be able to make it there without the help of anyone, we asked one of those tourist police to help us. He gave us a map of the area and highlighted the route out for us! So thankful for that. Just take another look at the view guys.ย ๐Ÿ˜

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Along the way there was a street with many stores and snacks. We stopped by the convenience store to get an ice cream. Despite the bad throat, I could not resist anymore. Then, we saw this korean snack store which once again I cannot resist. Yum yum.ย ๐Ÿ˜‹IMG_7624IMG_7630There’s just so many things to see around here.ย ๐Ÿ˜
Traditional korean costumes; Hanbok for rent.ย IMG_7634Some traditional korean candy sorthathing.ย IMG_7637IMG_7639Walked around this plaza called Ssamziegil which has alot of shops selling handicrafts and all.
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Address:ย 44 Insadong-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South KoreaIMG_7645Walking to the end ย of the street and crossing a traffic light leads us back to the subway station. We then took it to Dongdaemun station. Taking exit 9 which leads the different fashion malls like Hello apm, doota and migilore. Firstly, we passed by theย Cheonggyecheon stream. It is so beautiful and picturesque.ย IMG_7659IMG_7655We went to have dinner first at Yoogane in one of the shophouses next to the malls. It is so good and so much cheaper than having it in Singapore. Definitely a must eat in Korea.ย IMG_7668After walking around the different malls, we headed across the street to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP). They have this light setup of many MANY roses across the whole field. Such a viewย ๐Ÿ˜ย Especially when the weather is cooling, it just feels so relaxing to take a walk along the ‘park’.ย IMG_7682IMG_7677Finally we then headed back to Hongdae area for abit of the buskings before heading back to our airbnb. Its interesting to see many young people out there performing and doing what they like during the weekends and heading back to school on weekdays.ย IMG_7714IMG_7711

Korea 2017 โ€“ Day 7/10 & Day 8/10 โœˆ๏ธ

PART 1: 

20 June 2017 โ€“ Tuesday

Today’s Itinerary:  Incheon chinatown > Express bus terminal station > Gangnam

Hello everybodeh!

Today’s 1st stop is Incheon Chinatown. We headed there to get some Jajangmyeon, Jjampong and mandus! The travelling time was insane tho. It takes us almost 2 hours to get there from Hongdae. The food made it all worth it though. ๐Ÿ˜„ IMG_7934IMG_7936IMG_7938

The Jjampong is seriously delicious! The squid is just right! Not too chewy not too soft and at the same time still so flavorful. Craving for this so badly. Only if my throat was not hurting so badly, I would have wanted a whole bowl of this to myself.๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ IMG_7942IMG_7945IMG_7946My silly brother and I attempted to look like the Hyundai car logo ๐Ÿ˜… IMG_7959

Our next stop of the day is the Express bus terminal underground shopping mall again. We felt like we did not really comb (YEAP HAHA) the area enough and hence we went back to do another round of shopping which was a good choice. ๐Ÿ˜‚  We went back to the same snack store again and ordered the same food but with soondae this time. It is actually blood sausage and really common in Korea thus we wanted to give it a try. To be honest, it was not to my liking at all. The texture is soft and chewy and eaten warm. However there was this smell that I cannot comprehend. It is almost like a different version of century egg but I like century egg and not this. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hopefully whoever else tries this will like it ๐Ÿ˜€IMG_7216IMG_7965After finishing our shopping, we then headed to Gangnam station with the intention of having Kyochon Chicken. I remembered from my last trip that the outlet in Gangnam had the BEST FRIED CHICKEN that I’ve ever eaten. HOWEVERRRRR IT WAS CLOSED DOWN ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข. We tried searching around the area and even asked their locals and they said it was gone. Hew Hew ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข  In the end we decided to have Korean BBQ at this pretty famous restaurant. We went to the outlet in Gangnam instead of Hongdae. The meat is really good and even the bowls they used for the soup looks traditional. There happened to be this aunty working there that speaks Chinese too! ๐Ÿ˜‚ IMG_7969IMG_7971

We then shopped around Gangnam underground shopping for a little while before heading back to our airbnb. ๐Ÿ˜Š

PART 1: 

21 June 2017 โ€“ Wednesday

Today’s Itinerary: Myeongdong > Seoul Station > Hongdae

Not a very exciting itinerary today but the aim was to have a more relaxing day. IMG_7988IMG_7998

We had tonkatsu for lunch at this random found restaurant that seems pretty classy but i forgot to get a picture of it because I was too hungry. ๐Ÿ˜  We also had a short break at the Starbucks.

Finally, we left for Lotte mart at Seoul station. How can one not bring home Korean snacks right?? We ended up spending over $100 sgd there. ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜…  IMG_8005The view outside Seoul station in the evening. IMG_8008After putting our things back at the airbnb, we went over to the main street of Hongdae for some shopping and dinner. We decided to have Korean BBQ again since we know this will be what we would miss most ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž IMG_8011IMG_8019Being the glutton us, we wanted some fried chicken for supper. We googled for the Hongdae outlet of Kyochon chicken and make our way there. To our surprise, it was closed down! However, thank goodness they relocated to a location just nearby. They were good enough to provide maps for people looking for them and the maps were covered with plastic covers in case it rains. IMG_8020We were afraid they will be closed already but no worries they actually closed ar around 1-2am.

Thats all for these 2 days! See you guys in my post for Day 9, our second last day ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž