Hi ~ Im back from Korea !
Just woke up from my beauty sleep and my mum’s fierce conversation with a personnel form Singpost. She even drafted a letter and want to write to IDA because one of the lost registered mail case was closed without out knowledge when it was not settled. Suspected sent to the wrong house. Another case – suspected that the postman sent the registered mail to the wrong house and the postman have to compensate for the 2nd set we sent to the customer. For both cases , they have confirmed that the address indicated on the envelope by us is correctly addressed to the 2 customers. If he can remember which house he sent to , just retrieve it and i will let it go . I don’t want to be that bad or evil. Postman salary is not alot and asking him to pay that package will be abit…..too much especially if the customer ordered alot. My mum handles lost mails because she is damn fierce. lol. Now even registered mails got problem. What other option is safe ??? These are some of the behind the scenes problems we faced.
I haven’t been blogging for the past few days due to bad wifi connection and unable to load the pictures properly.
Wake up , eat , work , eat , work and sleep - my daily routine in Korea.
I eat alot because it is cheap and good !
Here is one restaurant we went to in Jeonju – Ma Jong.
They served only one dish – marinated meat ( comes in big , medium and small ).
It was a a little cold at night and sitting on the slightly heated floor feels so shiok.
This pot of marinated meat costs KRW 20,000 nett and comes with free flow of side dishes and water.
It is sooo yummmy !
It was 7 degrees at night when i took the pictures below. Cold. It was fine and cool at about 8pm before the sudden drop in temperature. So if you are heading to Korea in Oct , bring a trench coat or a thick jacket just incase it turns cold and windy suddenly. I brought few sets of autumn wear to Korea and bought some over there because they are cheap and material are light weight and yet it keeps you warm. And i wore short tights under the skirt to keep warm. I brought a knit top which i bought from Zara and H&M over there but sadly they look good but does not keep me warm. The $20 long sleeve top i got from Korea kept me warm in the cold weather instead. So you may want to consider getting some ribbed or knit wears if you are heading over there and keep it for your next travels.
And this pair of $60 handmade ankle booties keep my feet warm. I love this pair so much.
There will be an eyelet skirt coming up in the same cutting as the skirt below ! The thick waist band makes your waist look smaller !
On friday night , met up with some of his friends for soju and drinks. A lovely and friendly group of friends i made in Korea. They knew that i love Ou-Deng and order it everytime when we went out at night.
At their university’s festival. Where all majors and faculties gathered and set up tents to sell beers , food and soju. Best part is that this goes on for 3 days and there are free concerts opened to public at their school outdoor theatre. Korean celebrities or pop groups came to perform ! I was told that everyone was hoping Leessang will come ( Gary from Running Man is in the group ). They came last year and all the women dropped their chopsticks , make up or whatever they do to rush to the concert to see Gary. I think Ailee came one of the days but i didn’t managed to catch her performance.
Everyone went for 2nd round. Last night before im leaving for Incheon. So everyone in the group was dead drunk from the So-beak and drinking games ( Soju and beer ) and lots of soju. I was the sober one though because i didnt drink alot ..maybe only 1 glass of So-baek. I knew he is going to drink alot and so i need to keep myself awake. It was soo cold and 6 degrees at 2am. So wanna cuddle under the thick fleece blanket to sleep. So tired and kinda hungry. Mr Park drank a lot but was sober enough to take care of me and walk home before he zonked out. Drinking is part of their culture. Esp in the cold weather and also because alcohol is cheaper than soft drinks or other drinks.
Soju+Beer shots -click on link to view video below
Woke up in lazy mode on friday afternoon and going to take a bus to Incheon where Mr Park’s hometown and family is. He is going back to Incheon with me and then back Jeonju on the night of my flight because he is studying there.
Im gonna miss my happy pill who always make me laugh. That’s why i always gain weight when he is around.
His mum picks us up from the bus terminal and we went for dinner.
I love Korean BBQ. I can eat it everyday !
Side dishes and drinks are free flow in Korea. Just pay for your meat !
After dinner , we went to a big mall near his house for movie and to spend sometime alone.
Watched the Korean movie – SPY and it was good. Daniel Henney is sooooooooo charming !!!! My throat was feeling abit dry and we went to A Twosome Place for coffee. It is a coffee chain in Korea. Ordered a hot latte but i was tempted by these !
This Tiramisu Bingsoo was awesome ! Go try it if you are there or going there soon ! Damn shiok ! I love it !
The traditional one is the 2nd one from the left. I love the mochi cubes.
I had a good night sleep in Incheon. Feels at home and his parents and sister are all soo kind and sweet. His mother brought me to my favourite place for Samgaetang.
Super and awesome shiokness. I love this restaurant and have been there for over 3 times. This huge pot with free flow of side dishes costs KRW 13,000 nett each. You can view the video of this sizzling hot pot of Samgaetang in my instagram page (@dancingsugar) .
Here is the name card.
Korean Air is definitely the best choice to fly Korea. The service and everything is perfect. Seats are spacious too. And they are always having promotions !
The best in-flight food service i have eaten so far as compared to other airlines i have taken. They serve traditional Korean food on flight. I always go for the bibimbap for dinner. I have blogged about the breakfast served 2 weeks ago.
I love the seaweed soup !
Open the rice pack and pour the rice into the bowl with the ingredients. Open the sachet of sesame oil and pour it onto the rice.
Open the tube of Korean sauce. It is not spicy at all so you can put as much as you want. And usually i ask for one more tube because one is not enough.
And then mix it and ready to eat !
So yummmyy !
See…that’s why i told you i gained alot of weight in Korea. So much good and cheap food to eat. Too tempting. I have not posted the pictures of the toast i had for tea break though. It is really sinful but damn tasty at only KRW2700 outside Jeonju University !
And yes , it was a tearful farewell again at the airport.
We are together for almost a year in a couple of months’ time. When we first got together , i felt really bad for him. Because he was often mistaken as the 3rd party which caused my previous relationship breakup. Friends told me “My friend is a friend of your ex and she said that you cheated on him and telling people not to buy from Agneselle . Why dont you blog clarify on your blog and tell everyone you did not cheat and the real reason behind it ? ” or “Why don’t you send lawyer letters to these big mouth people for defamation ?” .
There is nothing to clarify. Yes , i have all the messages and they are proofs that Mr Park asked me out only after i broke up. I have only been in 3 relationships including this one. The previous 2 relationships last for 5 yrs each and we got together in less than 2 weeks after knowing each other. People talk , blogshop owners and bloggers asking my suppliers what happened and why i got into a relationship so fast . I dont really care about the gossips. The messages time line can prove it. But i don’t think there is a need to clarify or explain to the world just because people know who i am. If nobody knows about who i am , do you think people will care or talk ? And also , i don’t want to air all the dirty linens in public and it will stir up more of the past when i just want to get over it.
You may think ” Wah she wrote so much good things about her Mr Park…later if something happened and she wont feel xia suay meh ? “.
I have my ups and downs in life. i write about happy things and sad things. Nothing to feel xia suay about.
Just like anyone of you who have to deal with work stress and company politics , i have my own work stress and targets to hit , personal problems and issues. I have my ups and downs in life and some may say that im strong to go through so much shit , im sure everyone of you are strong too. Just because i have a blog , i blog about the ups and downs does not make me any stronger or special than anyone of you. Im just like anyone of you reading this blog trying to achieve the best in life , paying my taxes , loans and earn a living etc.
So tolong hor….dont ask me again. I repeated my story for a year liao and don’t wanna talk about it again or mention it to me. I don’t really care about what people said.
Let’s talk about my happy pill – Mr Park !
I felt really happy when im with him. Full of laughters and it took all my stress away. I forgot about all my stress whenever im with him. We have not quarreled before and i dont want it to happen either. He is a happy-go-lucky man and everyone is always laughing with him around. Even when he was working long hours and tired during his attachment in SG , he did not lose his temper or get impatient. I told him about my fear and phobia with anger due to my bad past experiences and he assured me that he was not those kind of man. The only time i saw him being angry was when a stranger was really rude to me and knocked onto me really hard and yet scolded me. I was angry too and Korean vulgarities came out from my mouth. I forgot for a moment that i was in SG. lol. And we both laughed real hard after that because the Korean vulgarities came out a little bit too fluent with the accent lol. And i am laughing now as i was typing it.
Does age really matter ? In Singapore , people open their eyes wide and kept quiet after i told them that he was younger than me by 4 yrs and he is a Korean. Whereas in Korea , no one batter an eyelid because it is normal.I have asked all his friends and they mentioned that as long as it is no more than 6 years they are ok with it. He insisted that his friends greet me as “Noona” or “Onni” as a form of respect unless they are older than me whom im have to call “Oppa” or “Onni” . By doing so , he is respecting me too.
Fortunately , he looks older than me and his mind and thinking are mature lol. All his friends thought im only 23 yrs old because of my skin. His university is 3 hours car ride away from his hometown and he lives on his own till his finished his university in Jeonju. He takes care of himself , cook his own dishes , clean the whole house himself and settle his own problems. I think that made him much more mature and independent. Whatever i do , he never left me alone.
A common question asked when i was in Korea and SG.
“Would you prefer to move to Korea or stay in SG ?”
I have not worked there or lived there for a long time so i cannot really compare or decide. In SG , people around my age worry about getting a job , good pay , paying for housing loans , kids , loans and loans and loans , taxes and high standard cost of living. Whereas in Korea , people around my age also have their own problems like getting a good job and pay. Each have their own problems. So , would i prefer to move to Korea or stay in SG ?
For now , i would prefer Korea. It is a conducive place for my work because of the never ending inspirations i have got during my trip there ( hehe..my secret places which i will not blog about ) , living expenses are low and slower pace. Also , Mr Park is over there. Im slowly adjusting to the life there. Now , people over there understand my Korean and i understand what are they talking about. Maybe i cant reply that well because of my limited vocabulary and some words that i have not learnt or heard of. But im slowly picking them up and write them on my note book everyday. Im starting to make small conversations with his parents and we are able to communicate. His parents are soo sweet. Just got home and woke up to his mother’s message saying that she feels good and happy when she thought of me and said to me Saranghae ! Aww…She is a powerful ahjumma !
But im back in SG now and have to do my best over here.
Here are some pieces coming up on Agneselle.com soon ! Some are inspirations i got from my secret places in Korea.
Gotta go have a good rest. Caught a cold and sneezing and tearing damn badly. Eyes were swollen
And i need to be in tip-top condition for tomorrow’s shoot with my babes Pearlyn and Fiona !
Anyway i finally got the Hera UV Mist Cushion in Shimmer Vanilla from the airport at USD 31 and it comes with a refill pack as well. They are having a promotion at the airport – 2 boxes for USD56 and each box comes with a refill pack so you are actually getting 4 for USD 56. Damn cheap right ? Anyway , promotions in Korea come and go very fast. I got my eye shadow crayon at KRW6500 for one in Aritaum and the next day it was going at 2 for KRW 6500 and the day after back to one for KRW6500. Anyway , Hera UV Mist Cushion in Vanilla Shimmer No 22 was out of stock in Lotte and Shinsaegae dept stores. And i wanna get some make up stuff from 3CE at Lotte Dept Store near Mr Park’s house but i cant make it.
Shall blog about my beauty buys in the next post ! And will manufacture the white long sleeve top i got from Gaeksa in another material suitable for SG weather. I wore that back to SG and i was sweating like crazy.
Have a good weekend rest before we chiong for our new work week !