Friday, January 15, 2010

okay i skippppped school. ohmannn. haha, but i think abit redundant luh tday. haha anw here's my promised post on Korea. :)

Day 1 (22/12)
went to airport at 7pm, chatted with the cabbie cus he went Korea before. he told us temp was 6 degrees, and it was unbearable. (yeah right, it was way below that when we got there)
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bye bye singapore!

Day 2 (23/12)
had breakfast on the plane at 3am -.- wth. and i got woken up at 3 to eat my breakfast.. zzzz!
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and i had korean mixed dish rice.
touched down at 6am sharp. collected luggage, change clothes(gotta wear thermal wear and all the thick coat), board bus. temp was 2degrees. hohoho. went to Blue Palace for the first stop.
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we could only take photos outside. last time koreans cant even walk past Blue Palace, cus they might be spies trying to assassinate the king. haha, but now this rule has been lifted, so yup,here's some photos!
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my bro looks damn spastic. and people on our tour group can say we are a couple. -.-
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the last photo very nice. HAHAA! only our family does this. HAHA!

after that, we went over to another palace. this palace has 99 and a half room. they like no.9, and the half room, guess what is it for? its to house the "BAO", in english its treasure. what kind of treasure? its the TAIJIAN'S treasure. HAHAHA! its said that when the taijian dies, they will take out his TREASURE and bury it with him so he can reincarnate.
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some guard exchange ceremony. not everyday will have. this ceremony happens when the guards change duties. very formal event eh...
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oohh. the highest rank guard. xD


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right: my bro was trying to ask some korean girls to exchange coins for the coffee machine. then the girls giggled and lifted a flap to reveal a slot for u to put yr note in. -.- HURHUR. so malu.
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awwwwww.and here i am being extra. HAHA!
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headed for lunch afterwards. had a whole korean ginseng chicken to each one of us. damn full.. after lunch, took coach for like 1hr45min to Yeojun Premium Outlet; a place that sells all the authentic premium goods. mom bought a pair of boots. i wanted to buy as well, but the salesperson damn bochap, so i didn't ask him to get my size for me >:[ bro bought puma shoes. i wanted to buy vans shoes, but i forgot to buy them in the end -.- butttttt, i managed to buy my Lacoste polo tee! YESSSSS FINALLY! its purple stripes! so far i haven't seen anyone wearing it. heh heh. :]
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this is the rice cracker on the Boys Over Flower show! HAHA! the one Jan di was selling on the streets. :D
left at 330pm, went to Everland! its like Disneyland kind of place. Everland is ranked 7th most fun theme park in the world. :D
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cus we reached there quite late, we went to the Safari Zoo first, since it closes at 6pm. waited for like 30min, finally got in. its like night safari, but we're in a fully glass-windowed bus with headlights at the rooftop.
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the tour guide told us, tiger to the right, our bus stopped right infront of a herd of tigers sitting on top of a heater. and omg, it was DAMN DAMN CLOSE! i swear i didn't zoom in this pictures. they were like THIS CLOSE to us, but we're in the vehicle luh..
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next, we saw tigers, giraffes, elephant, white tiger, owl, lion, but i didn't manage to snap a picture. haha. then thisssss animal damn cute cus they damn inquisitive. and they are HUGE BEARS! when they saw our bus, they quickly stood up and walked towards our driver window and he threw bread to them (his window was meshed, not glassed). omg, then he played music from the top of the bus and they danced to it. they are FREAKING HUGE i swear.
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after that, we took the sky rider thing down, where all the exciting rides and shows are. haha.
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bro and i went to ride the roller coaster, called T-Express. its the biggest roller coaster in the world, with a record breaking of 77 degrees drop, almost VERTICAL! when we were on it, we couldn't bring on our hats, ear muffs nor scarfs. so we were practically freezing in our coat, with the super strong cold night wind blowing straigh into our face. then that drop came, OMG, it was like the car went first, then our body were like off the seat, the bar and belt were the only thing that held us down. WTF, DAMN SCARY. and there were super many turns.
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look at the 77 degrees plunge!
mom and dad watched some light parade show in the meantime while we were screaming our ass off on the roller coaster -.-
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watched fireworks, took video, thus no photos. the fireworks were spectacular man! it was SOO MUCH BETTER than singapore's.. had the famous korea zha jiang mian for dinner and took the sky rider back up.
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checked in to hotel for the night. bro and i went out to explore around the area. haha. we went to family mart,its sth like 7-11. bought some small snacks and all. then we bought this microwave-able sausage to try. so we went to the microwave and we said "hmm, how to use?" cus everything was in korean language. so we thought, okay lets put it inside and see how it goes. so we placed the sausage in and anyhow pressed one button. the microwave started up, and then we heard a loud POP! we looked at each other and said "okay i think our sausage is ready" so we faster stop the microwave and took it out to eat. lucky i didn't have stomach ache that night.
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Day 3 (24/12)
woke up at 630am, damn early la! spore time is like 530am. wth. changed, packed up, headed for bus. had breakfast, then took coach for like 2hrs, reached this place called what Naomiran Republic. itsthe place where Winter Sonata was filmed.
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super cute and SUPER BIG dog! hahaha!

took a ferry from main island to Naomi island. we had free and easy there for 2hrs, took plenty of photos. alot Baeyongjun photos there -.-
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bbq squid! like literally grill it on the stone -.-
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the UFO lookalike ferry! HAHA!
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right: CHECK OUT DAD!!!! this picture damn funny please!
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right: my camwhoring skills paid off! HAHA!
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ice age! HAHA!
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u see no eyes... they're well hidden. HAHA!
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the very cute squirrels!!!!!! :D
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on the way back to main island
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Lunch time! we had dakgalbi, its like stone basin fried food. they fry lettuce, meat, rice cake and we eat that wrapped in cabbage.
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headed over to Chuncheon Myeongdong for shopping! :) bought gloves, winter coat for each one of us, cookie cutter knit cap :D
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2NE1 !!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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oh oh, this is the famous PANG AH YI fruit stall. she's very famous for having juicy fruits and you can even sample them. her plastic bag has her name printed on it in chinese. damn cute.

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went Etude house, bought BB cream, lotsa face masks, moisturisers and got some free gifts. i didn't understand what the guy at the cashier was saying, so whatever he says or tries to signal i just nod my head and smile. HAHA!
headed off to Mt Sorak afterwards. its the furthest end of South Korea and the coldest of all. temps there can fluctuate up to 60 degrees celsius! Mt Sorak can go as low as -30degrees celsius. we took cable car up and climed stairs up. even after climbing of stars, bro, dad and i continued to climb the rocks up to the highest peak. yeah! there quite dangerous, cus the sides has no barrier or bars. if u look down, its just the valley of the entire mountain. scarrrrryyyy.

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went for dinner, had steamboat. wah the seaweed damn nice..
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checked in hotel room. its damn friggin huge. and we got 2 rooms for the 4 of us! when it could easily house like more than 10 ppl. -.- bought red wine to celebrate christmas! hahaha.
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and we slept on tatami even though we had normal beds. HAHA! try the feel of sleeping on tatami. i think this picture damn cute! mom didn't know how to tilt her head up when the timer is up. haha! from left to right its me, my bro, dad and mom. :)
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Day 4 (25/12)
yay, i got to wake up late, 720am. which is not any late, cus spore is 620. set off on a 2hr journey to SKI PARK!!!! but first, we stopped by a ski shop to get our jackets, pants, goggles and whatever we need.
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haha! now i know how i look when i laugh. and i think its really true. HAHA!
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PORKKKKK for lunch! :D
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AND OFF WE GO TO SKI WORLD!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
skiing was really fun! at first dont know how to ski, keep banging into ppl, cus dont know how to brake. slowly got the hang of it, got better and better at it. heh. but there's this once damn ughhhh! i ski downslope, i swerved one girl, then im stopping already. this aunty was standing infront of me and she didn't move. so i crashed into her. worse thing was, when i fell, my knees were facing inside, and SHE FREAKING SAT ON MY KNEES!!!! omfg it was horrible painful ttm man!!!! my knees felt like it broke.i kept pushing her off my knees but she like damn fat and dont know what to do, just sat there. wtfffff i kill her den have. i couldn't walk properly for awhile, then afterwards, the pain lessened. until now my knee still hurts when i press at the area. basketttttttt.
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check out the series of photos. 1st: my tour guide holding me. 2nd: im falling. 3rd: i crashed into uncle. 4th: helppppppp. LOL.
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2nd try...... fall also. -.-
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my pro tour guide!! he's been skiing since 6 years old!
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see mom's face. damn hilarious.
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we got tired from skiing, so came to join mom and dad slacking.bro and i made starfish!!! :D
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and so after a long day of skiing, we were all famished. luckily, dinner was bbq buffet!
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at night, there was some concert at the ski park. so we all stacked on one more layer of clothing and brace the snow outside. it was like -7degrees celsius outside at that time. when the wind comes, woooooohhh, u feel like sitting next to a heater right away... and i wore friggin 8 layers! HAHA! but it was damn fun to watch ppl snow board and ski right from the top of the hill. its damn high!!!! we were out in the snow for like 2hrs, and we couldn't take it anymore and went back to hotel. haha
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Day 5 (26/12)
dad wanted to take photos in the morning, so he woke us up at 6am. and the temp outside was like -12degrees celsius.... but the snow damn nice. it covered the entire carpark and cars. haha cooooool!

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we left for Kimchi school afterwards. learnt how to make kimchi and brought home our own kimchi. HAHA! then we tried on the traditional Hanbok. so ummmm funny and weird, so no photos. hahaha!
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went over to the korean ginseng place. no one bought anything lor! so damn ex. cheapest is like $1000. -.- off we go for facial class at Beauty Academy and face shop shopping!!!!
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my buyings from faceshop. mom and i were tempted to buy the 100 pcs face mask pack. HAHAHAHA!!!

and our last stop for the day was shopping at Myeong Dong! we only had 2hrs to shop and bro spent like half of it in adidas store trying on clothes then in the end, he thinks its too big so he didn't buy it. we spent another 50min looking for dinner place and left with approx 10min to shop. -.-
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our hotel that night had interesting xmas lightups. haha. bought street snacks back hotel to eat as supper.. went over aik hin & zonghan's room at night to use laptop and talkkkkkkk. haha, they're my new found friends on the tour group :D aik hin's 18, zonghan's 11. haha,both brothers.
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Day 6 (27/12)

haha i woke up late. bro and dad slept in one room, mom and i slept in another. bro gave me 6 room calls, countless of door bell rings, morning call from hotel, i still failed to wake up. who ask mom to leave the hotel room without taking the card and leaving a sleeping chye in the room. haha. i woke up by a phone ring and it was 750 when we were supposed to be gathered at 8. wooohooo, rushed like mad. but i managed. haha. had breakfastttttt. yummmm
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went to some cordelyps place, but as usual no one bought anything cus its so expensiveeeee. went to Nu Ren Jie afterwards for some slight shopping. muhahaha.
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didn't buy alot of things cus its winter time, so all long sleeved, or puffy coats etc.. but i still got some winter items, a bag, some accessories and a few pieces of clothing. haha. zoooomed off to Seoul airport! IT SNOWED AT SEOUL!! it never snows at seoul. hahaha.
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left: zong han, me, aik hin. right: group photo of the youngsters! :)

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after checking in, went for dinner in the airport. and finallyyy i got my hands on some burgerrrrrrrrr!
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right: G DRAGON!!!!!! :D
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time for bed! i stayed at home today man! miracle. haha tml's interview for Shanghai World Expo. hopefully i get it.... *crosses fingers and prays* im gonna wake up early tml. toodles, nights all! :)

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