[School] Weekends – 25th – 27th April

Weiqi, Wei Fang and I decided to take a trip to Ulsan on 25th April to visit Weiqi’s Idol, Whales (: We went to Nopo bus terminal, instead of Sasang, as it is nearer and there is more frequent buses. Apparently we were the only persons on board the bus as the bus were very frequent, every 10 mins.

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After a one hour bus trip & reading my Macbeth, we took a cab to Jangseungpo Whale Museum. Honestly it seemed weird for the port to be the Whale watching area, as it seem to be like Jurong Island >.< haha ~~

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We even caught a 4D movie at the Whale museum, so cool ~~ of course we will always have time for selcas ((:

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Migration trends for the various kinds of whales across the world (:

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OMG this is really bad!! They cut whales and eat them >.< I really don;t understand. Also, the restaurants opposite the museum is all serving whale meats T.T We persevered and managed to find a restaurant that has other relatively normal food >.<

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Of course they can’t keep a whale in the museum, so the next best thing is dolphin. Well they kind of put whale and dolphin as the same types of animals, though to me it is different. Before the dolphin show, we went to visit the dolphins and they also did a mini performance for us ^^2014-04-25 12.02.02

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They even have IDs for the four dolphins! so cool ~~

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I am an angel ❤ ❤ ❤

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After we finish visiting the whale museum, we took a cab to Ulsan Grand Park. We were looking at the sign and realise that we were only at the East gate. I really wonder how big is “Grand”, haha (:

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We left shortly as we notice too many bees and sand flies that we only walked about … i think … 500 m to the playground and took a lot of scenic photos (:

After that we wanted to take a cab to the bus terminal, but the cabbie told us that we could walked to the place. So we followed her directions but found that it seems to be the opposite direction from where the bus was driving towards Ulsan bus terminal. We asked a few people along the way and they kept guiding us to the bus stop which was weird.  Then Weiqi noticed the Intercity bus notice, which has Busan on it. Shortly the bus came and apparently it was correct 😛 haha this is a first (:

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We had Army Stew for dinner before heading back to PNU and we went into NC Dept. Thankfully (: haha! I managed to get a new flats and it is pink ^^  Hehe (:2014-04-25 20.56.46

 

 

On Saturday, we went to Shinsaegae Centrum City, the 2nd Largest Shopping Mall in the World. It was even recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, before the current largest shopping mall was built in Dubai. But it just looks like any other shopping mall to me, I guess Singapore has too many shopping malls le 😛 At least now we see a lot of familiar brands, and I did shop a bit at H&M (:

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The B1 food area really reminds me of Takashimaya. For a moment I thought I was back in Singapore 😛

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We took the lift to the top floor and found “Zooraji”! Hence we concluded that every mall has a zoo or garden or zoo/garden 😛

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We even found a MINI GARDENS BY THE BAY ~~~ can you believe it ?!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We finally went to eat Chinese food at PNU. This is supposed to be beef noodles, so we were expecting black fried kway teow… but we got fried noodles that taste like fried hokkien noddles. But better than nothing (:

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On Sunday 27th April, I finally got to watch my first baseball match (:   #happygirl92

Today’s match is Lotte Giants  (Busan) [Home] vs SK Wyverns (Incheon) [Away] at Sajik Baseball stadium.

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Mid way through the game, they distributed lotte plastic bags to home team spectators. There is two types, one is the blown up bag and tie around the head (Weifang – 2nd photo below) and the other is the ribbon that Weiqi and I were wearing.

There was this ahjussi who sat behind us and tapped our chair. It shocked me. He said some words in Korean and I roughly understand that he wanted to me to make the ribbon head wear for his grandchild. Scare me 😛 haha!

Okie you might be wondering why I am wearing specs when I don’t look photogenic in it 😛 I can’t see the match properly 😛 haha We weren’t sitting that close but it was considerably good (:

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LOL!!! we were shocked when a car drove it, then we realised that it was to drove the pitcher in the change.

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After watching a few matches on tv and on 27th, I realised that home team tends to win  the match but not always 😛 Lotte Giants won 3 to 1 ^^

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Now I want to watch another baseball match haha (:

 

 

 

 

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[School] Week 8: 21st to 24th April

This week is Mid-term week, where all the mid term examinations take place.  But sadly there is no recess break >.<

However we do have mid-term welfare from Sim Ai! so sweet ❤

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Been staying in the dorm and studying so much, that I couldn’t take it and went out on Wednesday to a cafe to study at. Really cant stay in the dorm too long >.< I love this cafe ~~ because they offered caramel biscuits ^^

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On Thursday, we went to eat porridge as Weiqi was still recovering from food poisoning (from eating a hard-boiled egg left overnight and possibly something else). The porridge is nice but I want century-egg porridge more ^^

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We went for noreabang to celebrate the end of mid-terms! we asked for 3 hours and the uncle was so nice that he gave us 1 free drink and 1 hour more ^^ Daebak ~~

We saw this one on our way back to our dorm. It was a board created by PNU students for everyone to write prayers for the South Korea Ferry incident.

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Ohoh i realise that i get more As and Bs on exchange as compared to in SMU >.< I even get A+ haha! anyway it is just pass and fail for us so…can chill a bit 😛

[School] Weekends : 19th – 20th April (:

We stayed in to study in the afternoon and then went out in the evening to Haeundae Beach. I have no idea what we were thinking when we decided to go there at night in Spring 😛 We wanted to eat at The Booth, but it was more famous for its beer than the pizza. Moreover we were like deprived of meat, because the dorm serve more vegetables than meat. To the extent, they served us four vegetables and no meat 😛 So when we arrived at Haeundae (after the torturing long bus ride), we decided to eat BBQ meat instead. HAHAHAHA!!!

We were commenting that we ordered a lot of meat as the Koreans like order a plate or two, we ordered 6 plates:P but well, 6 plates is like a normal amount we order in Singapore! ^^ I also order the tin lunch box. At first when I was shaking it… I was hesitant as I was super afraid the food will come out from the box, but it didn’t~~ well it isn’t meant too anyway.

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I think we are really crazy!!! It was so cold at the beach but the sea was really calming.  We took self shots and shadow shots (: Oh there were people setting fireworks!! 내가이 불꽃 놀이를 설정합니다 다음 시간 ~~

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On Sunday we met with Sim Ai’s & Weiqi’s friend. We went Jagalchi again and ordered raw fish, BBQ eel and fried fish. It was really a lot for 8 girls 😛 They also gave prawn and eggs as “service”. BBQ eel was really good but the raw fish … okie only. I think I prefer my Japanese salmon sashimi (:

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After we sent their friends to Gamcheon Cultural Village, we walked to the book street which Running Man. OMG! It is my heaven … okie only 5% heaven haha (: because it is only 5% is English book >.< But better than only.. I actually managed to buy 1 English book (: Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons ^^

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While we were at the book street, a few girls came up to us and gave us a packet of 2 eggs and yakult (: after while we realised that it was Easter Sunday. so nice, we actually don’t get to see it so often in Singapore. There was really a lot of Koreans who went around giving free eggs and yakults to the public.

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After hours of shopping, we went to the famous stall that Yoo Jae Suk went during his running man mission. There were stalls in a row which sold Patbingsoo and Red Bean Porridge only, and all the stalls had a lot of customers. They even add in rice cake into the Red Bean Porridge ^^ so nice. I totally want to eat it again (:

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[School] Week 7: 14th – 18th April

 

 

 

 

I did my first shipment! OMG! I had a hard time carrying down the box to the bus and to the post office, though the post office is in PNU 😛 11.78kg is not easy okie ~~ well at least I got all my albums safety back in Singapore now (:

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I went Sajik Baseball Stadium to see what is it like and to shop for the baseball jackets & shirts. The stadium is really huge~~ I found the shop very quickly as it was on the first floor hehe ^^ ohh but the price is expensive man ~~ the only available jacket is a wind-breaker (suitable for Singapore) and the price is 90,000 won. O~M~G~!!!! give up on the jacket. decided to just focus on shirts only. But the shirts also not cheap, range all the way to 90,000 won >.< So I only like at the cheaper few and designs are really nice (: Bought for the boys, Sam, Bo Teh, Dad and me. Gwen and I shall buy our couple tee when she gets here ~~

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On Thursday I had to unclog my own toilet! WHAT THE HELL!!! okie lah i managed to unclog but seriously~~ their sewage system got so bad meh?? We didn’t even throw tissue in, we only do big business lor ~~ haix …

On Friday we went to Ediya cafe to study~~ hehe I am the kind who cannot stay in the room all week >.< after 2-3 hours of studying, we went to buy some stationary and ate 삼 toast ^^ so delicious~~ The auntie put salad, ham, egg, mustard, tomato and apple slides! weird mix but tast so good 😛
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Did a mini map of the overview of Gwen & my trip(: I am so impressed by my drawing ^^

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[School] Weekends – 12th to 13th April: A trip to Jeonju

A weekend getaway to Jeonju ^^ It is famous for its Bibimbap ( Korean cuisine in general), Hanok village & being a slow-paced city(:

We woke up early hoping to take the 9plus or 10plus bus to Jeonju. However by the time we got there, all the tickets were sold out and the earliest was 2pm bus ride >.< So we went to Macs for breakfast and slack till 1pm plus. The bus ride there was 3 hours long. Thank goddess the bus was spacious and the bus journey was smoother than the journey to Jinhae 😛 I got to see what a typical rest stop in Korea looks like (:

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This is our guest house for our one night stay. It is at the outskirts of the Hanok village. One thing about this guest house is that it is Female Only. oh and there was a piano in the guest house. Hehe ^^ missed my piano at home!

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After we check in, we headed into the Hanok village to grab our dinner. Along the way there was a lot of traditional buildings that were nicely preserved ^^

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We ate Bibimbap at one of the restaurants. The restaurant serves beef only, raw and cooked versions. They serve with a lot of sides and even serve with pancake!!! We also brought Jeonju Moju! It is rice wine with brown sugar, cinnamon and some other ingredients. (I realised that Jeonju people love sweet stuff a lot) The jar of Moju costed 8000 won and there was 8 of us. So Weiqi said we all had the drink 1000won worth of Moju each 😛 hahahahahaha ~~

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As most of the attractions were closed, we just walked along the streets and saw two street buskers doing a live performance. Sim Ai actually texted them and in ENGLISH 😛 They did understand what she texted but they didn’t read out the whole message in English. They are doing really well live, especially the vocalist.

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The Catholic Cathedral (:

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Pungnam Gate! In these modern days, it is a a monument on its own in the centre and surrounded by shops.

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Hehe! I bought the  ice cream in the biscuit and I got strawberries ^^ Happy_gurl_922014-04-12 20.55.13

We went back to the guest house but veered to the convenience store for some snacks. When we were leaving the convenience store, Weiqi suggested Noraebang and we spotted one next to the convenience store. On an impulse, we went in to sing for an hour. We sang quite a number of Korean songs, choir version of “You raise me up”, Westlife ‘s uptown girl, Wu ding and Ting Hai ~~~

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Gyeonggiyeon. There are Hanoks used to prepare for various components of the sacrificial rituals. This is also the last place which still has King Taejo’s portrait still intact.

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Kitchen used to cook the food for sacrificial ritual (:2014-04-13 10.07.03

We played Tuho at Gyeonggiyeon. We keep trying but didn’t really succeeded. Then Dan Lim commented that we shall not leave until someone shoot in a goal 😛  Soon we decided to leave and abandon Dan Lim’s wish, but just then Sing Yee managed to shoot in a goal 😛 haha! so lucky ^^

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Empress Weiqi (:

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Not sure what type of painting is this but it is so cool. I did one and hopefully my mum agrees to let me hang it on my bedroom wall 😛

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We saw a lot of people walking around with PNB bags. So we asked a lady and she gave us the directions with a choco pie. Omg! So nice (:

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We went there and it was a slightly long queue.I believe they have to make multiple deliveries each day 😛

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We ate Kalguksu, or knife-cut noodles handmade from wheat flour, and it tasted like ban mian. Reminds me of Singapore a lot.

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This is a really really long queue for dumpling. Weiqi, WeiFang and Sim Ai brought really a lot of dumplings 😛 & Weiqi kept complaining that I took pictures of her eating all the time!! Haha.

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Really like the houses there (: This city is really awesome. Good food, Slow pace of life and yet it is also a city ^^

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This taught me to not ask a guy to take a picture using a polaroid 😛 off-center to the max! haha!

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Here is the map of Jeonju with English words. I have also indicated the food places that we went (:

Map of Jeonju with indications

 

Weiqi, WeiFang and I took the later bus as there wasn’t enough tickets. The both of them accompanied me to find Taeyeon’s dad’s shop. So the next few photos are all from Taeyeon’s Shrine in her dad’s spectacle shop. OMG heaven for me man ~~ The fans were are amazing. They are so dedicated (not like me) to make the gifts. I bet it takes a lot of concentration and time. I am so satisfied now ^^ As WeiFang said, “her parents has taken ‘being proud of their daughter’ to another level” If only I had more time to stay there >.<

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Thanks to WeiFang’s parents, I got my Uncle Toby cereal bar ~~ Yeah !! Happy_gurl_92 again ^^
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[School] Week six – 7th to 11th Apr

I decided to go to the Children’s Grand Park in Busan on Wednesday. I thought it would be nice to talk a stroll in the park in the middle of the week. & oh what a “stroll” it was >.> It was at the base of a mountain !!! I had to climb up a bit of the mountain to reach the reservoir. Couldn’t continue as I had to rush back to make it in time for the dinner in my dorm. If not, I would have climbed further. Moreover, I was in a dress and sneakers that day! LOL! okie enough complaints …

I love the cube at the base of the mountain the most! Winnie the Pooh ❤

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Panorama shot of the Reservoir! Spring is really the best timing to go to nature parks (:

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The playground looks exactly like the ones back home! but of course minus the vandalism 😛 To bad I am not a kid anymore ~~
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If you look closely there is actually people playing badminton and is older people. They actually climb the mountain to play badminton 😛
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Had class dinner with my G2:US classmates. We ate chicken again but we drank beer this time round. We didn’t want to trouble the store owner anymore, as we were talking really really loud, so we moved to another location. We went to eat Sul Bing!! Although it was a cold weather, the Sul Bing was still awesome ~~ ((:
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On 11th April I helped to organised DGS’ (department of global studies) first forum and the topic was on Multiculturalism. Well I was interested in the topic and … yeah I guess I miss organising an event 😛 It went well for a first forum haha. I didn’t have any experience organising a forum, just attending them. The profs said we did well, but I felt like we didn’t do much as the points they bought up had no significant impact in Singapore. For example how officers would treat their citizens who have migrated overseas, Singapore as a whole would be more than happy to have them back and the customs officer would treat them with a smile (: Oh maybe it is just my wishful thinking that Singaporeans are generally nice people ^^

Sorim & Hassan presenting about the topic to get the forum going ~

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Weiqi and WeiFang attended the forum to support me! thanks you girls ~~
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Profess Ryo talking about whether is Korea or Japan considered to be Multicultural.1010219_10152297644036418_7460554883671469510_n

 

Professor Amy Levine talking about “ghettos” in each country. “Ghetto” means an area where the migrants tend to gather at, like Chinatown all over the world.

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Profess Cecile Hwang talking about Filipino brides living in Gyeongnam.10154263_10152297645111418_7512762231661509222_n
Profess Roberta Jenkins talking about Koreans living in New Zealand and why Koreans  would want to choose New Zealand as their top choices for migration. She had some input from Yujin (PNU student) who had class at that timing. 10246785_10152297642606418_4283103990282140038_n

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Audience, Student organisers & Professors (:
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[School] Weekends – 4th to 6th April

Yeah! I went to Jinhae for their 52nd Cherry Blossom Festival (: it was worth the one hour (bad driving) bus ride form Busan to Jinhae. I think the pictures speaks thousands of words ^^ here you go ~~

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Pretty me~~ haha ❤
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Oh oh ~~~ I tried a new moisturiser from Nature Republic and it has TaeYeon’s signature ❤ ❤ ❤

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On Sunday (6th April), I venture on my own to find the 40 Steps: Culture & Tourism Theme, Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower (: It was an enriching journey, as I discovered the art pieces form the 2nd Street Art Festival. It was a really long route and I needed to find the Yongdusan Park, and go to Nampo-dong to meet Sim Ai and Sing Yee. I find Busan people are really artistic people and have a lot of cultural places to visit. All we have to do is just wonder around the alleys and we can discover a lot of new and interesting stuff!

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I ventured to Busan International Film Festival Square at Nampo-dong while waiting for Sim Ai and Sing Yee to come from their church service. I could only take photo of the signs that people were not standing on. There is only 16th sets of hand prints, so I guess this film festival is still new.

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I had so much fun shopping. so many stalls that was having sales!! 5000 – 10000 won O.o I brought 2 dresses, a cap, Sam’s Pororo plush toy and a dress for Gwen ^^ On our way back we saw them setting up for a street performance. But too bad, we had to go back to the dorm for dinner if not I would stay for the performance.

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