Sunday, July 10, 2016

Counting The Days

Yet another weekend is gonna pass.

I don't know what is the worse.... Feeling dreadful when the work week commence or.... not feeling anything at all.

Just.... "You got to do, what you got to do."

PS: I wanna be happy.

Chiulee's Birthday



Yesterday was a simple yet really fun night with my favourite people; something I needed very much from the hectic work these days. It's been a while since I'd laughed that much!!! So much that my tummy hurt. HEHE. I need more times like these to keep sane. Not what happened at the end of the celebration though.

Anyhoo~





We met up to celebrate Chiulee's birthday, had a great dinner at Shaw House's Watanabe Coffee (X) and laughed too much playing the Pop-Up Pirate game Karena brought. HEHEHE.

The freaking game made us so noisy, I was glad no one complained about us!

We also intensified the thrill of the game. What's a game if there's no penalty for the losers, right?

So....... the first and second person to actually make the pirate pop up from it's barrel 3 times would have to pay the service charge and GST of the bill respectively. Chiulee, being the birthday girl, was no exception, but she was given 2 more chances! SHE WAS SO CLOSE!

But, guess who was so so unlucky ~~~
There was no 2 person who paid the service charge and GST,

BUT ONE!!

ONE UNLUCKY PERSON PAID BOTH THE GST AND THE SERVICE CHARGE..........



No prize for guessing it right~



IT WAS ME, DAMMIT. Lol.

How lucky, right!!!!!

Unbelievable. Such a hugeass hole in my wallet from last night. SOBS.


HEHEHE, this snow app is some awesome shit.

Because of it we giggled and laughed too hard; sneakily taking pictures and videos of each other with that face changing application. Hahaha. Too unglam to share all here; will safekeep them for our own. :p

I really need more time like this. ♥






Last group shot of us tonight, with my credit card in custody! SOBS.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Parents Are Out, Sisters Go Rouge!

So.................................
The parents are out of town this week, enjoying their time in Thailand, while we sisters......


WE GO ROUGE!
Actually just Sugar. Lol.

Because the parents are not home, she gets to sleep on their bed together with us. Yes, we sleep in our parents room when they are out of town because Sugar prefers sleeping in their room.


Someone shiok only; whole bed to lay around freely.

She can't really sleep in our bedroom because...... no idea. We have no idea why she can't just sleep with us in our bedroom. We'll even pull out the guests mattress for her. Tsk. Our guess is, she likes to be on the same level as us. -.- Princess much.

Who run our world? SUGAR!


Random throwback of us both.

The week has been so peaceful without our mothers' nagging!! :X
Get to do things in our own pace aka procrastinate for as long as we want, until they are back. Lol.


Here is them; attending a wedding in Thailand. The photobooth looks so extravagant!
Not something we'll get here? Ours are usually simple makeshifts.

Someone sure misses their presence though~




Forever taking our leg space.
Especially in the middle of the night, and we'll be stuck in the position because she's a pretty heavy dog.




Okay, goodnight!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Tuesday's Korean BBQ!


Dinner with these 2 earlier!

Feels so so good meeting friends after a long day at work! Only second day back at work after my vacation, but it feels like a week has past. Ha Ha Ha. Anyway, it was a nice catchup with the both of them earlier over some Korean BBQ-ed meat. YUMS!

Such a bummer that we only got close near the end of last year~ Too little memories together; but I still miss that companion to refill our bottles. They were like mini breaks I really need from work and actually didn't know I need before we became friends. HEHE.

Went to Ssikkek near Outram Park MRT station. Korean BBQ buffet FTW!! I wish they had better meat though. :( Miss the ones in Korea already!

I kindda love Commonwealth; the location is awesome. Easy to go town and pretty much every where except my home. LOL. Okay fine, it is pretty easy to commute to work. It's just the duration. 1-hour door to door. My gawd. I actually cannot wait for the office to shift to the other side of the MRT! Still at Commonwealth, but so much nearer to the MRT!! Just 4 minutes walk. 4 MINUTES!! It is currently about..... 6 minutes? HAHAHAHAA. It is also slightly more dangerous now because..... Actually not really. Fine, I'll drop this case. :p

Saturday, July 02, 2016

SeoulTogether • Caribbean Bay & Last Day

ARRIVAL | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6

So.......... They say all things inevitably come to an end. :( While I was sad our vacation had ended in 8 days, I am secretly happy right now that this is the last entry. LOL.

(Date check: 12 March 2018. I am back to 1.5 years of backlog. My blog still living well in my past when I've moved on to many other vacations (and life) in real life. HAHAH. I really have to get over this quickly.)

ANYWAY, this is also the simplest entry of our trip................ While we had great fun at Caribbean Bay on our second last day, there are almost no pictures or videos from that day at all because WE FORGOT TO BRING ALONG THE GOPRO CAMERA!! To think I actually prepared GoPro for this day. MEH.

I guess it was fate. Higher up telling us that we should make do without worrying about capturing footages and just enjoy ourselves!!! And so we did..............


Easiest and fastest morning too; no makeup FTW!!!


So many people!

There's never a good day to visit a theme park; forever crowded! We were there on a Thursday and there were still plenty of people.. Tourists and locals. Despite the long long queues, I still had a truck load of fun there!


Us before getting wet.

I would say Caribbean Bay was the best place we visited throughout this trip! ^^ So love the crazy high slides; the adrenaline!! As good as roller-coasters less all the bad smell. :X The lazy pool was legit too! The waves go as high as 2m, it is insane! And can get pretty dangerous.

Koreans are a bit weird though. Joey stepped on a ear stud while exiting the lazy pool, and was bleeding quite a bit. I cannot understand....... At a water theme park.... Why is anyone there with accessories!!!!

Apart from wearing accessories, plenty of Korean ladies were also in FULL MAKEUP !??!? I repeat; FULL MAKEUP! And most of them had a lipstick in their waterproof pouch hanging over their necks. Seriously?! Why???? Lol. You're meant to be soaking wet in a water theme park; a full makeup is just going to dirty the pool and potentially make you look worse? People and their priorities.

But I guess, thanks to them queueing for the rides was less boring?





Would love to go Caribbean Bay again and maybe bring along my GoPro this time. Lol. ♥


Us after showering.

The changing and showering area was eye opening too. The 4 of us were the only ones showering with our swimsuits on. Everyone else was so liberal; we were the odd balls. Lol. So not used to seeing nudes around though. Confident nudes. Lol.

&This is all I have from Caribbean Bay. LOL.

After the long day out in the sun, we walked around Hongdae and settled down at a random BBQ restaurant.


So good!


&After the savoury dinner, we had desserts!!
Also here's where Joey left us to join her friends and head back home.


&Here's our last day.
Last time looking at this view. Just buildings, but so nice! Unobstructed.



A super chill day, checking out the last item on our list:







We last came here to shop and have porridge, but haven't explored the school that doesn't even look like a school! So much greenery and buildings in Victorian style! Gorgeous campus.








&Here I am with Issac Toasts for the very last time while the girls shopped.


SO GOOD. JUST LOOK AT IT.
But this has less corn in the egg. :(


&we're all packed and ready to go home!

Oh.My.God! I am super happy this entry is coming to an end!
Another date check: freaking 31 March 2018. LOL. I really need to get my shit together.






RID ALL THE BOXES!!!
Our attempt to ensure we do not bring home unnecessary weight because it'll waste too much baggage space and the weight allowance we have; 20kg each.

Seriously, A for packing effort, but F for being environmental unfriendly.


Oh, look who's the nicest amongst us to clean the house!
All girls together can be pretty gross........... ALL THE HAIR. Ew.

We got good cleanliness review from our Airbnb hosts; all thanks to my initiative to clean up on our last day. Totally. LOLOL! :p


Last meal. Not so good. But meh; airport.



AND I AM DONE WITH THIS TRIP!!!!

SeoulTogether • Nami Island, Petite France & Rail Park

ARRIVAL | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5


Our last 3rd day of the trip was slightly more... exciting, physical and further off from Seoul. We were also slightly more... lazy? Lol.

After arriving at Gapyeong station (가평역), which was about 100 minutes from our apartment, we didn't bother to figure our way to the Gapyeong Wharf (small jetty, 1km away from Nami Island) and instead took a cab down. HEHE.

We also cabbed from Gapyeong Wharf to Petite France, then from Petite France to Gangchong Rail Park... Hahaha. Really was slightly lazy that day.

This day was really nice though, a full day of sight-seeing. I LOVE!!! hehe. Walked around very leisurely and took plenty of nice pictures! We then ended the night with our Korean comfort food and prepared a simple surprise for our guest that night!!


Waking up to these faces every morning became a very blessed thing.


A snippet of our video while waiting for the train.
Wanted to catch the speed of the train, but it was S-L-O-W. Lol.


Have you watched the video? HEHE.




Jolene and her Korean parents. LOL.
Things your bestfriends teases you with~


After over an hour of travelling; WE ARE HERE!!




Here in no time! :p
Cannot remember how much was the cab fare, but we did reach within... 10 minutes?

There are other ways to travel here like take their public bus or the shuttle bus to go around (includes stop at Petite France too! Not that we took it. lol.)


THE EXCITING THING ABOUT THIS DAY!!!

There are 2 ways to enter Nami Island and one of them was zip line (duh); the other being the most common way, via their ferry. But of course it was a great idea to try something different! And it wasn't that expensive!!


We made an appointment and was JUST in time for it. =X

Super grateful to our very helpful airbnb host because, we managed to book the tickets online!!! YAY to no queueing.

It's so silly how this is a tourist attraction, but the site is only catered for people who can read Korean........ Like, why.....? They want tourists to queue instead? But then again, I don't remember the place being crowded luh.


Quick 5 minutes break before they guide a handful of us up!


So happy only this girl.

Here we are at the top of the tower; Had a quick safety briefing on how to sit on the harness and waited for our turn.


Also took turns to take pictures!
Looks so exciting from the height!! But not that great in real life. :X


Our turn next!


AND WOOHOO!!!
It was exciting for the first few seconds?!

Then the ride was a breeze. HEHEH. Pun intended. Scenic also la, but not that fantastic.

Definitely faster than taking the ferry down though.




Shanshan and her new Taiwanese friend for the ride.


&We arrived at another part of Nami Island!






Spotted this really nice landscape while roaming the island; PICTURE TIME!!!










Shan and I were like; wait, is the camera still shooting?
Jo posing like she's in her own world.


Then we decide to do jumpshots, but Jo is like... in her own world again?!


Finally in sync, but failed jumpshots.

It was around....... 10am when we arrived at Nami Island. Pretty hot to be doing jumpshots, but we did it anyway and sweated like mad! The things girls do for pictures........... Lol.


Checking out our shots....
The background is so nice, isn't it?! I bet it'll look prettier in Autumn! The colors of the trees were already changing!










Solo shots for the gram!




The face when you have great fun with your friends!


Then, we finally moved on.






EAT EAT EAT








Hotteok (호떡)!
Korean's sweet pancake with brown sugar!


EAT EAT EAT AGAIN (ME)




Got Milk?



We were really blessed with great weather that day, perfect for strolling and breathing in the fresh air!




Found another nice place for photos!












&ANOTHER spit for photos again!





















&That was our Nami Island exploration!

We exited the island via the common (and I think only way) method; their ferry! Was famished by the time we were out and checked out the nearest cafe!






Food was okay.. Not the best, but okay.

We were pretty drained after being out in the sun so we decide to cab down to Petite France! :p Got the budget to splurge a bit this day. Lol.
















Going up to something that has nothing. LOL.




When your friends take pictures and you're the bag hanger :(


True friends be like; We squat for nice solo shots!




BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE




Last shot because a bee was flying around Lol.






So, Petite France........... It was pretty underwhelming? The place is colourful, yes... But it isn't as.. majestic as I remember seeing on Running Man? It looked so cool in one of the Running Man episodes!! But to be fair, the colours of the buildings were very vibrant and could be pretty uplifting. Still worth a visit if you have time since, it's free too! :p

I believe there were some museums and exhibits too; We only manage to see one. There were also some constructions going on too; maybe not the best time to be there then.



Anywhere you go is good when you have friends with you anyway!






Does this creep you out?



After Petite France, we travelled to the nearby Rail Park! Guess how we went down?
CABBBBBBBBBB!!!! Lol.

The cab driver thought I was Korean. HE HE HE.
Not sure if it's a good thing though? Maybe I resemblance a Korean before going under the knife? HAHAH. He's not the only one too! Quite a number of Koreans would speak to me in Korean and I'll be like..... ?????? I think older Koreans like fleshier girls? LOL.


&Here we are!










Awkward hold hand pose. WTH was I thinking?!










Our friendship summed in one shot. Lol.
They say in a group of 3, there'll always be one who'll be insulted by the other 2.. Guess who gets bullied the most? Lol.


But me still lurbe them~
We were taking tonnes of pictures because there was still time till our ride. It was a pretty cool experience? Since it's not something we have in Singapore; would not be as scenic if Singapore has it too? We have too many buildings la!

But I would say the ride was a little too short; I was prepared to be dogged from riding it man! LOL.

So after camwhoring, we got our tickets checked and headed into a waiting area for everyone else to be admitted for the ride. We were then gathered around the bike area for a brief safety briefing in............. Korean!!!! Lol. These non-English speaking places really last warning.. What if we don't get it, and end up injuring ourselves!!!!

But it was fine. Pretty simple. LOL.

Then, we were brought to the start of the line to pick our bikes! There was also individual break checks before we continue our journey~ I think the total ride was less than 30 minutes?




Super green, super nice!


Riding for the tteobokki we were going to eat!



After all these scenic views, we rode into the famous tunnels with romantic and Psy's music. Those were fun too... Would be nice to do it with a partner ♥

&After 30 minutes~~~~~ There was a pit stop. I actually thought it was just a mid-point? But nuuuuuuu, that was the end to our ride. MEH!


But it's okay, we EAT EAT EAT!!








Our train ride back after fuelling up with some food.





So... we actually didn't know where we were alighted? Lol. Couldn't figure our way back too, so all we did was follow the crowd and took a shuttle bus to some station... The train station look so vintage!


So old school!


& Our train back, Jolene and I were both shagged.

Finally got back to our area around..... 7ish? Or maybe 8pm. It was pretty late and we wanted to prepare a surprise for our guest that night: Jolene's sister! It was her birthday the next day so we went separate ways to prepare something simple. Shan and I hunted for a cake while Jolene's mission was to buy dinner back with her sister.


YAY STREET FOOD FOR DINNER!!
I can actually eat a lot more leh. Lol.


&The cake for the birthday girl!


^^

And the night ended on a warm note.











DAY 7 & Last Day