Friday, September 30, 2016

160930 Tonkatsu Demeter

we got to enjoy a little more by walking around yongin and eating stuff that we've not seen yet. saw this tonkatsu shop just a 100m away from the bus terminal.

from the storefront, the nomal tonkatsu at 3500 won is already a very cheap price!

i'm not a big fan of tonkatsu, so i asked namchin to just order 1 set to share. we had the cheesy one for 5k won.

2 pieces is around our palm size. we had some coroquettes as well. it came as a set and all of them are of different flavours - curry, normal, onion. it turned out to be pretty filling~

after that i didn't want to go back so early to the office so we stuck around yongin and found a neat little cafe. i was craving for red velvet cake and they had it!

they were selling their own tumblers too. looks like something a lot of cafe does nowadays.

darling waiting patiently at the corner.

ordered the cake and yuzu tea.

the cake wasn't as good as i expected - no cream cheese taste on the cream and the yuzu is a little too sweet. oh well! the cafe is still pretty cool. they have this signature fraps which we should have tried but the weather was a little cold for me. will probably come back again to try them.

at night, we were too lazy to get out so we ended cooking udon + lots of dumplings at namchin's mom's house.

those dumplings are wicked...! nice!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

160929 Golden Cheese Jjimddak

lopez came over to visit in his cute little pikachu car today!

we went over to the golden cheese jimddak for dinner. the cheese is no joke..

this is a 3 person's share and we barely finished it. omgggg super cheesy. and it seems that this shop offers takeaway at a discount too.

we didn't even order anything else after that but we were already so full...!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

160928 Gobchang-go

ok, so the guys were very determined to feed me gob-chang (intestines) and told me that this franchise serves one of the best gob-chang, without any poopy taste.

went along with namchin and mr gold, and it seems that it is really pretty tasty! there's no funny taste and the meat is super chewy. it looks a little scary at first...

but once you cut it up it looks pretty normal

there's also something about the water served here, it has slight aloe vera scent. very very nice!!

aside from the meat, i actually like the soup the best. it has egg, tofu and mushroom, all of which i like. and best of all, it's a free, refillable side dish! i can just eat that with rice...

and you don't end a bbq meal without fried rice... so here you go. staff cleaning up the pot...

and topples 2 pack of rice with seaweed and egg mix. it was actually kinda too much for 3 person. should have just ordered one...

lastly, the meal is wrapped up with your selection of an ice cream from their freezer.

i chose the peanit butter one on the right but the crunchy cookie was actually better.

super filling meal!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

160927 Sewing Repair

we had lunch at a newly opened western place called alvin, where it comes with freeflow salad bar (not that i like it though). everyone had to order something but because i had cereal beforehand i wasn't so hungry. unfortunately due to the salad bar, everyone had to order something so i got pilaf rice. it's pretty nice and stuffed with over 10 prawns.

most of the guys (like 3 of them?) got hamburg steak which looks a little small...

pion got chicken? i think. not sure.

and our tonkatsu lover ark got tonkatsu which looks not too bad! so cheesy!

it was all at an average of 9k won ++. the guys decided it wasn't so worthy in the end. went back to the office to slog and my machine kept faulting up and we decided to take it to repairs in the evening, at this place near emart. look at all the sewing machines...!!

took about half an hour to troubleshoot and test, and it was actually all due to a broken bobbin... no wonder all my thread wasn't stringing up at the bottom and the lines are haywire...

well anyway we ordered a family set at emart and cheese dokboggi to share between myeongseon, me and namchin. i think the whole set costs less than 20k? which was really crazy.

definitely yummier than the expensive meal in the noon!

back at home, released the elbow joint area where my veins were poked twice was bruising up like crazy...

hope it heals soon!

Monday, September 26, 2016

160926 Sewing Room

i got to eat my favourite roe rice today! the owner changed so the menu was a little different, but it was still yummy and the side dishes are still plentiful, though there's no steamed egg anymore T_T there was also seaweed soup that came later.

the roe rice has a buttery taste now and the roe didn't seem as much though, so sad.

we then went to the office where i spent most of my time cleaning the room that i was given. it had so much cobwebs and dust... and then i rearranged some of the stuff and i had this!

well, it was still a little messy behind my desk due to the piles of cloth we bought for the costumes i was gonna work on...

but at least i had a room now~ and mannequin! and big cutting table!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

160924 Lotte Halloween

I thought I would be stuck in the office doing work for the whole of my trip, but thankfully we had places to visit. Halloween was approaching, so it seems Lotte world had a theme going on there. If your name contain at least 4 characters from the word ‘Halloween’, you can get 50% off your ticket, and if you dress up with at least 80% of your face painted or something you can get 60% off. Foreigners weren’t entitled to anything, but the personnel was so nice she just gave us a discount. Yay!

The guys wanted to dress up there, but I was too lazy so I just refused. In the end, we woke up at 10 and there was just simply no time to dress up. By the time we reached there it was already noon. We were starving so we stopped by a food court to eat. I like Korean foodcourt because of all the appetizing Korean food sold there. This time, a Singapore/thai/Korean mix caught my eye – the following couple set. I like these kind of chapalang dishes hurhur.

We went in only around 2pm+? but we soon realized that there wasn’t really much to do. 

A lot of rides (especially the good ones) required Lotte passes, which is only obtainable via their phone app. And you have to log in every 15mins to reserve a slot. The most ridiculous thing is a the start of each 15mins interval, the slots are ALWAYS taken up. It’s a game of the fastest fingers/phone/data streaming first =_= we all agreed that this is the worst thing any theme park has made. And the next in line was the decision to come here on a Saturday. In any case, there's still some interesting Halloween stuff to see even if it's not as great as USS

stopped by Gong cha for a drink and there was a group of trumpet players who stopped there coincidentally too.

In any case, we went for the boring ‘haunted’ 3D screening where you travel through a weird house through the eyes of a cat, then rode on the bumper car. Those didn’t require any passes. Luckily, Mr K had some pretty fast fingers and managed to catch the slots for the Gyro swing, Atlantis and one of the haunted house – which is the cat movie we were watching before. The thing is, after 6pm, some rides changed to become totally different. In this case, the 3D movie switched to just a movie, with live acting. There were even ghastly looking dolls sitting on the benches. It was actually pretty creepy.

We went to queue for this VR show, which only allows a limited number of 100 people each day. However, we didn’t manage to catch it… I was looking at the youtube video of some foreigners who did and it seem pretty scary!! 

I’m thinking that Lotte must have a change in management, because they are limiting a lot of changed haunted rides to only 100 people per day so that people can keep returning to try their luck at queuing for these items. It’s sick. Makes me NOT want to come back again.

We managed to catch another haunted ride – which is basically a kiddy ride. I can imagine that it must have been an all smiley, sesame street kinda ride in the day, but because they changed the lighting and the music, everything inside seem to turn scary! It was actually not a very scary ride since nothing much was changed aside from that, and there were some female ghosts popping out to scare you, but it was still fun to see Mr K and Ark up in the first row with their ears covered. I sat with Pion because she brings me so much courage. Pion so brave!! She no scared of anything!!! 8DDDD

And on the streets, the zombies were running amok, scaring people left right and centre. 

here's a few zombies - the large ones:

the cool jumpy ones


the idol kuan

However, I do find the scary thing about this is how the Koreans are chasing after each zombie trying to take a selfie with them. It’s almost like chasing after a pop-star?!?? I believe this is really because they’ve used pretty good-looking foreigners, or Koreans are just crazy about ang-mohs in anything. Bleah. Ark was even trying to ‘light’ up using his HP flash for us to take proper selfies. Since the zombie was just standing there within range, I took a selfie too. HAHA! /act korean

We also realized that the female zombies were surrounded by guys, and the male zombies were surrounded by girls. And these young girls kept shouting random ‘you’re handsome’ to the zombies while shouting in ‘fear’ caught one very interesting vid here. Lol.

We waited for a dance show at 8pm, but it turns out that it starts at 830pm. while trying to hold on to my good front view, I got squeezed pretty badly by all the people around. IT IS CRAZY I TELL YOU. I got so claustrophobic. I couldn’t even lift my arms without whacking anyone. I thought this only happens in China. It looks like these Koreans are the same. Or it’s just Asians!? In any case, the zombies were once again gathered when the show starts. However, the show was a total disappointment. 

The zombies ran around scaring the audience, catch a prey to ‘eat’, then starts to dance very asynchronously. 

The cycle repeats for the next 10mins. I couldn’t take it anymore and squeezed out of the crowd. It was a complete waste of my time and I had endured all those squeezing to watch this. The dance wasn’t even good, they really disappointed Thriller. Zzzz it was just each of them dancing haphazardly by themselves. Geez. 

In any case, we exited the theme park after that, and went to look for Wacki and Skasha at a nearby food area. Settled down for some bbq (again), yay! After that, we went home to Yongin via the express bus. At least the day had been entertaining!!