In case you were wondering how my regular day school schedule is like...
9:00 -12:00 - Korean class
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 - Tae Kwan Do
4:00 - ??? - explore! (my favourite time of the day)
Student Lounge - open 24/7
|Fully loaded T.V. with like 300 channels (I really like the mnet one with kpop)|
|water filter and microwave|
|There are actually 4 fridges.|
2 teachers -who are so well dressed and just so cute and happy!
1 freezing cold classroom.
I did not start tae kwan do yet, but I did let the instructor/class know that I've got a horrible immune system/accident prone (i.e. nothing too intense please). Ordered the uniform!
On today's menu:
For lunch, we ventured off to the wonderful food stall! I originally wanted to buy tteokbokki, so I asked the guy if it was very spicy. He kindly gave me a sample and indeed it was, so I decided with deep fried shrimp and sweet potato. I will try tteokbokki once my tummy feels better though!
|Inside the bag we have some skewers, sesame oil, and my food!|
|shrimp and sweet potato|
5 pieces of mixed vegetables/shrimp = 2500 won
For dinner, we ate at a non-English speaking restaurant with a name I cannot read...YET. Upon arrival, we noticed the menus were all in Korean and there were no pictures, so I thought it was time to make legit use of my phone (I've only been trying to get WiFi, but it hasn't been working). I used my phone app to ask the waiter for an english menu and so dinner was saved.
|udon, cucumber, seaweed, egg, soup|
Bowl of noodles = 4500 won
After debating on whether to hit the palaces or market after class, we decided to head to the Namdaemun Market with some of the Aussies in our program.
|Happy Store makes us happy!|
|YAY First asian celebrity! (Kim Hyun Joong)|
Sooo what did I buy after an afternoon at the market? Here's my market haul!
Nail Polish from Face Shop
Nail polish = 1000 Won each
+ they gave me a free face wipes with Kim Hyun Joong on the box!At a small store of random goods
"Fighting" Mug = 2000 Won
Vegan nail polish remover = 1000 WonI also bought new glasses for about $70 CND!! They gave us all little yogurt soft drinks while we were waiting and Young (the guy helping Cat and I) spoke great English as well.
To sum it up: I could get use to this.