So im back from my 2 weeks stay in Korea.
This trip was an important trip because im meeting my bf’s mother.
Lotsa things happened during this trip . The major one was that i fell sick and was hospitalized and on IV drip. I was bedridden for 5 days because i vomited and had diarrhea non-stop. Anything i ate were excreted or vomited out. I haven’t had anything and i don’t want i still can vomit and had diarrhea non stop. And the scary thing was that only clear water came out. Yes i vomited water and had clear watery diarrhea. Felt so dehydrated that i only go to the toilet to pee once a day. The feeling was terrible. And the weather was cold during the first week because it was the end of winter and that was when temperature suddenly dipped and got very windy. So i was feeling really bad and spend most of the time on the heated bed and resting. Because i couldn’t eat anything , i lost alot of weight . I couldn’t blog for 2 weeks because i was traveling and working at the same time. Holidays are meant to be relaxing but not for me because even though im away , i still have to allocate at least 6 hours for work and i usually do that at night or early in the morning from 6am to lunch time. Also when i was bedridden , i can only surf the net through my phone and update my instagram account.
Well , at least i got to eat fresh and live sashimi , street food and BBQ before i fell sick.
We have 2 home bases. One in Gimhae (oppa’s mother’s motel) which is located at the north west of the Busan MRT line and a studio apartment ( also known as officetel in Korea and it was oppa’s brother’s bachelor pad ) at Seomyeon which is located at the center of Busan. Jinjae oppa’s bachelor pad is just right in the middle of Seomyeon. It is very convenient because the shopping district is just right opposite his house where i can find my favourite brands like Aritaum , Etude house , The Face Shop , Innisfree etc etc and an underground shopping area which is swamped with make up and skin care brands , fashion shops etc etc. And also , Seomyeon has a medical street where the entire street was filled with plastic surgery clinics and hair salons. I just have to cross the traffic light to get to all these places.
We arrived on Sat night and sleep over at oppa’s mum’s motel. She allocated the biggest room for us with jacuzzi.
On the first Sunday morning , oppa’s brother Jinjae brought me to Yongwon fish market to buy fresh sashimi. It was very cheap and fresh. 3 live fish sashimi for only KRW 35,000. If you were to have this in SG’s Korean restaurant , you can expect to pay up to $400 but in Korea , it was just KRW 35,000 which is approx SGD 40. That’s 10 times difference. So if you are heading to Busan or any cities/towns at the southern part of South Korea, you really have to try their seafood especially the sashimi (lobsters , prawns , octopus etc etc). Instead of going to Jalgalchi , Jinjae oppa said the one at Yongwon is nicer. Yongwon is 20 mins drive away from Gimhae. The fishes were live and sliced live right in front of me. I felt very sad and guilty looking at the Ahjumma cutting away it’s head and slicing its body while it is still moving. 30 minutes ago , it was in the tank and next it was on our dining table. And i was carrying the live octopus in the plastic bag to bring back home to get it chopped and eat it.
Looks cruel but it was really yummy.
Sashimi was really fresh. Soooo fresh and chewy.
Live raw octopus. Soo yummy
So that was my first day in Korea. Sunday was spent having lunch with oppa’s mother and then we head to Seomyeon which is the central of Busan. And that was when my shopping for skincare and make up started.
I bought some new skincare products which i think is pretty good. I will blog about them one by one because im just starting to use them. I didn’t buy alot this time and only bought the ones i wanted and that are good. Also , many were asking about my Busan itinerary which i will blog about too and the place where i want to have my C curls done and where i had my eyelash permed and extensions done for only KRW 30,000 !
I shall start from the next post onwards. Because im going for work trip this coming week with a friend and i have alot of work to do after i came back from Busan as well as to prepare for my work trip. They are my priority right now before i start blogging about my Busan trip , the skincare and make up products i bought and where i had my hair and eyelashes done. Some of the new products i bought were from AHC , Iope , Leaders , Cel Derma masks , Hair steam masks , Hera and other aesthetic and clinic brands etc etc.
If you are going to Korea soon and want to ask me about some stuff , you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Sorry , i know many of you are waiting for me to blog about my trip , products and services i went for in Korea so that you can also plan yours . But if it is urgent , you can email me first because i guess im gonna start blogging only after Monday night.
Did your trip go smoothly! Hope it did! 🙂 🙂
Hello! Have been a reader for quite some time and i think you are a really nice and down to earth blogger who does not chase after fame. Even willing to answer to emails regarding Korea! 🙂
HI, I am ray , I intend to go to seoul and then to busan . My first time to south korea . any guidance would be great . Hope you have recovered from your sickness , and welcome back to Singapore.
Hello, thanks for reading my blog 🙂