Day 3 – Bupyeong , Incheon
Girls will go crazy here. EVERYTHING IS CHEAP ! If you bring your BF there , be prepared to get him some coffee and make him wear comfy sports shoes.
I tried to take pictures of the underground shopping area but was stopped the moment i switched on my camera. Sorry girls , cant really take a picture. If i post it here, you will go WAH OMG I WANNA GO !
Need 2 days to comb finish this place. Not a touristy area. So you cannot get VAT refund. It’s a place where the locals hangout so the stuff are pretty cheap.People here cant really speak English. You need to learn basic Korean to be able to communicate with the sales assistants. Several lanes selling clothes , cosmetics , sports wears and food.
Im gonna go hiking with his parents and need a pair of sports shoes. So we went to new balance . There are 100 over designs and colours . The outlet at Bupyeong has more than the ones in Seoul. This is only half of the shop. Mr Park told me that Koreans like wearing sneakers and sports shoes so most shops and brands come in different colours and designs everyweek.
I have learnt one thing while shopping in Korea. If you like something , BUY. Cos they dont repeat the design and most of the time , they are the only piece. The shops there renew their designs daily and most shops carry only 1 piece per design.
Super hungry. I can have BBQ everyday. Too delicious !
Wrap the lettuce with pork , sauce , rice , kimchi and marinated radish .
This whole BBQ meal cost only KRW 29,000 which is SGD $30.
Myeong dong area will probably cost you about $50. If you have it at the local area and off the touristy area, it will be cheaper.
Next , we went somewhere near Incheon Bus Terminal Station to have beer and supper . He wanted to meet his friend.
Yummy chicken ! Chicken + 4 beers and 1 coke at Tender Chicken Love costs only KRW KRW 29,000 ( About $29 ).
Here are my loots from Bupyeong .
My new NB kicks. I wanna get a blue one with Pink details but Mr Park says this is nicer and colours are more striking.
Day 4 – Myeong Dong , Seoul
We went to meet his friends and went to 2 of my favourite apparel shops at Myeong dong. Surprised that they are still there because some of the shops i went to last year already closed down.
3 man followed me to hang around and i felt so paiseh so i only spent 45 mins there and went for dinner cos 3 big men were hungry.
So we went to Two Two Chicken which is opposite Myeong Dong Station ( besides Pacific Hotel ) for dinner. Yum Yum ! This meal costs about SGD 50 ( KRW 50,000 ) including a coke and 3000cc of beer !
And they finished it up . Every meal must be accompanied with lotsa beer. They can really drink lol and never drunk. But at night when i took the train back esp the last train. Filled with drunkards and when i went home , the uncle in the lift also drunk…
Damn huge. 3000cc
That 3000cc of beer doesnt seem to be enough. So they went to University road – Jazz Story Bar for drinks. I only had coke. It was awesome and have fun talking to his friends.
I love this place . Whimsical feel. Imagine Charlie and the Chocolate Factory + Harry Potter. Very vintage.
Went home after that feeling dead beat. Took a bathe and went back to work.
Day 5 – Gangnam and Apujeong, Seoul
If you wonder why i nick named Mr Park as Mr G initially….that is because he likes and wears Givenchy. That’s how Mr G came about. So today , he went to Givenchy and we went to Chrome Hearts.
Chrome Hearts caps are often seen on Big Bang’s members – G Dragon , Taeyang and TOP . The ones in black are out of stock. They only have it in light blue.
And i went to Hera Boutique to get my skincare stuff.
Told you im looking for new and good Korean Skincare products . I love Hera.
It smells good and brightens up your skin instantly. It is not available in Singapore.
They are also known for their CC cream. I wanna look for Mizon Corp CC cream but still searching for it. So i decided to go for Hera’s CC cream. I like the CC cream. It has a natural finish. I got the ones in Pink Beige. I got a full set of skincare products and a CC cream. Mr Park’s omma helping me to get 2nd set because Mr Park’s noona use Hera’s make up too and they knew the counter staff. So they gonna deliver one set to his house.
These 2 sets gonna last me until next year March.
The staff speaks fluent English. So you can ask them which products are best for you. But their english vocab a little limited. So try to ask in simple lay man terms.
If you have dry skin ( in korean – gon-ju-han-pi-bu ).
If you have oily skin ( in korean – ki-rem-jin-pi-bu )
If you have sensitive skin ( in korean – min-gam-han-pi-bu ) . It sounds like chinese Min Gan ( sensitive )
These are the samples and the salesman is so nice to help me arrange the products to take photo.
My set of skincare products – Facial foam , toner , essence , eye roller , moisturiser and CC cream.
We were very hungry after a long walk. So we went to APPLETEEN for pasta and pizza. Cheap and nice ! I love the pasta and pizza – KRW 30,000 ( SGD 30) and it comes with bread and korean radish.
I went to get a Bday present for a friend and i hope she likes it ! She is always wearing a cap. Got the cap from MLB. Koreans love wearing caps. I got my white one with silver wordings from MLB too. You can find caps from any apparel shops or department stores. Caps are soo koreanish.
I love this cap too. Navy blue base with leopard prints and hot pink logo.
The MCM here is huge but im not a big fan of MCM. So if you wanna buy stuff from MCM , you can try the outlet at Apujeong. It is just opposite Givenchy. which is opposite Hera. Located at Apujeong Station.
Tomorrow is the Missha Sales. Cheaper than Sg and they are having 50% discount. Oh Yeah ! I got my under eye brightener concealer for $3.30 only. Damn happy ok !
Anyway after Apujeong , we went to Bupyeong again lol.
Gonna go back to work , sleep and wake up early for Missha and going for hair treatment tomorrow. If i can wake up on time for it. lol.
My experiences in Korea is pretty interesting so far. Learning the language , culture and traditions.
Alrighty good night and more places to introduce everyone soon !