So I’m finally back from my supposedly-9-days-but-expectedly-10-days trip from Korea! It’s kinda a long-awaited getaway trip, yet once it comes, I wasn’t that excited after all =/
But it is definitely a great experience and nonetheless to say, super memorable trip! Haha! And I finally get to experience flying on my own!
I have been wanting and will definitely go on a trip alone one day! So this is like a “trial experience” for me to at least experience taking a flight alone first (:
Took half-day leave because my flight is only in the evening and I later regret that because I could have spend the half day catching some sleep since it’s really really really hard to sleep in the plane!!!
The first flight was pretty okay because it’s only like less than an hour to reach KL~ But I sat beside this huge man and I could barely move =/
Reached KLCC airport and I finally understand why my brother said it’s pretty lok-kok (rundown) -.- I thought there might be a possibility that I will die there before reaching Korea.
Managed to collect my luggage and check in for the next flight without much hiccup, thanks to the longggggg instruction from Siew Eng, who flew there 2 days before me! Haha!
Put on my shades because I know I’ll look damn cui after the 5-6 hours flight :S
Also because I just wanna act all nonchalant (my usual trying-to-be-low-profile mode whenever I’m alone!), so much that the girl beside me kept staring at me and finally asked, “Are you Korean???” Hahaha!
Mad sleepyyyyyy and tried very hard to catch some sleep but to little avail x.x
I just find it sooooo uncomfortable to sleep in coach or flight! My neck and back were aching after a while…Zzzzz.
Come to think of it, I do love travelling, but I dislike taking long-hour coach/flight! Air pressure + can’t sleep + dry skin and lips + boring + a long list to go~
Was rather excited to be finally reuniting with Siew Eng, who promised that she would definitely pick me up from the airport. But it turned out that she mixed up the timing and was still in her hostel! D:
I kinda expected that the girl will be doing her usual super last minute packing though. Sigh~ I was telling D during my paranoid moments like what if my friend overslept or forgot to pick me up?! And it really happened x.x
So after much discussion with Siew Eng via WhatsApp, I decided to travel down to the nearest train station of our hostel on my own, since she is still in her own hostel after our long discussion! T.T
It was really cold after the rain and I was like shivering at the bus-stop, hoping to see the familiar face with each bus that stops in front or opposite me, but it was disappointment after disappointment D:
Seriously felt like crying because I was soooo cold and hungry and tired!!! Felt like some drama 流浪街边 person x.x
There was no wifi around so I couldn’t WhatsApp with her. So after waiting for like 45 minutes, I told myself I will leave and find the hostel on my own after the next 10 buses stop by! Seriously couldn’t stand the coldness any longer!
So after another 10 buses of disappointment, I dropped her a message and made my way down to the train station to find the right exit to the hostel. A young train station staff happened to see me lugging my luggage around and offered help, so I showed him the address of the hostel…
I was actually just asking which exit should I take, but due to some language barrier, he decided to take me there instead! He just suddenly carried my luggage and even carried it up this long flight of stairs (their stations are full of stairs instead of escalators!) and told me to follow him =O
For a moment I was like, “Omg! Is this some kind of scam?! Will he rob my luggage away?!” LOL. Then he got me out of the station and even used his own handphone to call the hostel to ask for direction! MAD NICE CAN?! Is this world class service or what?! Truly impressed and touched!!!
So he really carried my luggage all the way and brought me safely to my hostel, which is luckily not too far from the station! Reached Bangrang Hostel and was warmly welcomed by yet another super nice Korean guy – Ji!
After some administrative stuff, Ji showed me the way to our room up the slope and since our check-in time is only at 2.30pm, which is 5 hours plus away, I thought I have to go out and wait in the cold again D:
Started chatting a little and realised that he is the same age as us! Haha!
Then Miss Teng FINALLY arrived!!!
Walked around and most of the shops were not open yet even though it was already late morning~ I bought my first top in one of the opened shops though! 😀
There were some drawings on the wall beside us and we were tempted to leave our 痕迹 there as well, but we weren’t allowed to actually =/
Oh not only does the cafe there looks pretty, the bakery too! That’s why I was always tempted to go in whenever I see one! Hahaha!
Had a funny encounter while we were in 1 of the bakeries. There was this group of Taiwanese chatting away inside and in the midst of the conversation, 1 of the men happened to see me and replied to his female friend, “我讲你美我倒不如讲这位小姐美～“, thinking that I won’t get it.
So I walked to his back and said, “我听得懂中文，谢啦～！😀 “
And he was shocked by it…hahahahahaha!!!
So the group of them got intrigued and started talking to us, asking us to visit them in Taiwan one day…haha! Very friendly people (:
Then when we got out of the bakery, the man even passed me his namecard and asked for my Facebook! They just kept insisting that if we visit Taiwan one day, they can take us around…haha!
Continued our journey to search for the flea market, which is supposed to be near the university itself. Climbed a longgggggggg flight of stairs (now you know why Korean women are so slim…haha!) into some park area and there was still no sign of any flea market nearby~
This is probably only like 6pm, can you believe it?! The sky there turns dark upon 5 plus and by 6pm, it’s already like 8pm in Singapore! So not used to it because I will keep thinking that it’s getting late already =/
Continued shopping for a while but I still did not really buy anything because they are mostly selling winter wears there~ All super thick hoodies and even the skirts are the thick kind, which are not what I will wear =/
Was on our way to the station when we saw these gaming booths and Siew Eng decided to try the water balloon one which I played in Taiwan!
Oh it was their Halloween night that night so it was pretty crowded and many of them were dressed up in funny costumes. Yea it may be fun, but it’s kinda scary as well because some of them will try to disturb you and so on.
Then there are these angmohs who dressed up as pandas and 1 of them said to us, “I’m supposed to be panda…” Hahahaha! Another wore a bear mascot, which attracted lots of attention and photo-taking sessions! So the pandas were like, “But we are cuter right?!” LOL.
(Sorry Siew Siew! Your photo with the cute bear is the 1 and only photo that is corrupted!!!)
Seriously tired after barely catching any sleep the previous night and all I wanna do is finally shower and have a good rest! Yet we spent a great deal of time trying to fix the socket problem…Zzzzz!
Our converters could not fit it or rather, stay plugged because they are either too heavy or the overall shape is not right! So we even went down to steal scotch tape and so on, but did not help at all! In the end we finally put our luggage against it to hold on -.-“
Finally time for a good rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mad tired!