continued

the pictues in the previous post didn really show how the city looks like so, here

spongebob @ seoul national university


this is the hongdae (sp?) the famous young ppl slash clubbing place

SO CUTE RIGHT. the couples arent afraid of showing their love in public ive seen sooo many ppl wearing matching shirts/shoes and in this case matching backpacks awww

PS korean guys are so hot (waayyy better than japaneze) and same goes for the ladies too. although the plastic surgery industry here is quite ridiculous ive seen posters wih before and after pictures and they look like competely different ppl :O

this was during my first/second day in seoul when i was still excited to take pictures of streets haha. here im an accidental taxi model.

i love life 2

some snippets from S-E-O-U-L
pyunghwa!! (peace) hyunjis dogggg



hisashiburino HYEJIN!! of course the first thing we do is EAT YANGNYUM CHICKEN and DRINK BEER. actualy no only hyejin had beer haha


hyun and her tall best freind beetna

namsangol hanok village (old korean style houses) where we got to try on cute hanboks!! (traditional costume) soooo fun and it was only like 250 yen. ??? yabai. as u can see the upper piece which i chose islonger than hyunji’s so it means my rank is higher than hers (natually HAHA)

so she was serving me toilet paper. LOLL?!?! dam random stupid hj. haha but the ajumma who offered to take our pictures for us were nice enough to entertain us




upward bow in hanbok. HAHA

YANGA POSE 😀

my three fav koreans in their home turf! haha

chenggechon (some small famous stream) just a nice place to chill out

stopped by seoul national university for hyunjis cousins graduation ceremony

i cant believe ive been here for nearly a week already. and im leaving this friday:(:(:(:( what am i gonna do when i go backkk?!??! soooo lonelyyyy

been really nice staying with hyun and her family. theyre such a happy family her dads really funny and her mums the cutest ajumma ever. although the rule is that we cannot wake up later than 10am in her house. hahha but i broke that rule once when hyunji had to wake up early for french class but i just slept on till 12 😀 and every morning her mum prepares a really nice and healthy breakfast for us and weve been having FRIGGING AWESOME food eveeryday I LOVE TOPPOKIIII and there are so many attractive cafes here all around seoul and ppl seem to always be holding a drink or sth in their hands. weve been gettign around by buses and i tell u, theyre CRAZY. not reckless but they just slam their brakes and accelerators like theres no tmr and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT and my if im standing i just swing 5metres to the front (if im not holding onto the handrail maybe 10m) and if im sitting down the inertia is so strong that my body leans foward by 70 degrees. lOL most of the time i have to sleep if the bus ride is more than 15 mins long its really quite nauseating for non seoulites. gosh just thinking about it is makingme dizy lol. but transportation here is really cheap even taxis start from 200 yen and when we felt lazy we just flagged a taxi (cos theyre everwhere) and hopped in. they have subways too but not as crowded as in japan because their bus system is erally comprehensive (is that the rigth word?) and frequent and u don have to walk up and down the stairs to reach the metro so its much more convenient haha
hyun and i went for a hike at some fortress on a moutain which was quite cool. to access it we had to show our ID and passports because its in a military zone and there were soldiers standing along the path to make sure we’re not doing spy stuff like taking pictures/measurements to plan an attack haha but its quite a serious matter actually :p

and when we finished the 3hour hike we came out at sam something ro which is quite a nice place to hang out and hyun felt like eating korean noodles and while we were making our way to the famous restaurant we passed by a pizza cafe and i saidGOSH I FEEL LIKE EATING PIZZA so we went in and when we took our seats i saw rachel ma sitting at a table next to us. LOLLLLLLLLLLLL WHAT FREAKY COINCIDENCE. at first i was like, ok i think thats my friend. and hyunji said no i think theye speaking koeran but i thoguht the resemblance was just too much because she even dresses like rachel so i just said “rachel?” and she turned around and we were ike LOL WHAT ARE U DOIN GHERE hahha turns out shes on vacation here too with her college friend. sooooo NGAM

hyunji being such an undoubusoku (lack of exercise) weakling is now unconscious in her bed after the hike haha she was liek (SHENG U BETTER NOT WAKE ME UP) lol and im just lazing in her house thats why i even have time to write this post. haha actually quite kesian her la shes been forced to go out everyday because of me and although she and i were really eally tired this morning duing breakfast and we were sooo close to skiping the hike the mum was like (in korean) “NO sheng you rest wehn ure back in japan and hyunji u must show ur friend aroudn because shes a tourist” that she actually drove us all the way to the entrance of the hiking trail lol so cute right.

and ive been learning a few korean phrases here and there. also, my name in the korean pronunciation is im che jung. which i realy like ❤ haha

going to the waterpark tmr!! super excited!!

i can feel that my english is damn sucky now. shit.

to do list 23/8

-PACK

-print eticket

-buy rusk @ shinjuku for hyunjis family as buah tangan. that plus kaya
-do a bit of cleaning up. excess food to be left in the kitchen
-fill up homestay application form and POST IT
-生活報告書
-pay for jean’s dry cleaning
-hang sheets (sachie’s + mine) tmr morning
-small presents for tomino san, jean and mari?

fireworks, fujisan, and I WANT THIS APARTMENT

so my legs still ache from my mt fuji adventure two days ago. IT WAS REALLY CRAZY. CRAZY TIRING, CRAZY COLD and CRAZY AWESOME (in hindsight) but also CRAZY SAD because we couldnt see the sunrise due to the massive fog at the top of the mountain 😦 although we sat there kinda freezing waiting for 2 hours for the sunrise ()#*)(!@*()$()@# so funny everyone was facing east at 4:50 am because the sun was due to rise at 5 and by 4:55 it was slowly getting brighter and brighter but NO SUNRISE and by 5 everyone was getting so anxious and at about 5:10 it was completely bright already :(:(:(:( SO SAD. the sunrise is the WHOLE POINT of the climb u know, usually thats the reason why ppl say that climbing mt fuji is the best experience theyve had in japan bla bla bla but i wont be able to say that D: and NO i don think ill ever climb it again. im not CRAZY



top of the world. CAN U SPOT THE ZOMBIE?! although we didn see the sunrise the sky and clouds were still AMAZING and on the way down we could hear thunder from far far away. sounded like a clap

my friend was like I NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF U, U PENGUIN
but hey, u know i really HATE cold weather so i really had to wrap up ok
oh and i went to yokohama the other day for the first fireworks show of MY LIFE it was also SUCH A FRIGGING GOOD TIME and the fireworks were just SOOO beautiful and LONG hahhaha they had it for an hour!!! crazy. and we randomly chose a spot and it turned out to be probably one of the best spots to watch the fireworks from.












and i went to lionel’s place to check out his house last night. hes an engineering senior on exchange from UCL and he ll be going back this september so he was telling me all about his SUTEKI (AWESOME) apartment all through the fujisan trip (yeah, what a coincidence, i didn even know he was going and was quite surprised when i saw him on the bus. AND ALSO NATSUKO lol i was like NATSUKO ?! where are u going!! on the bus hahaha stupid redundant question)

i know my contract doesn end till next march but seriously, all my fav friends are moving out. and i could seriously use such a SPACIOUS and YABAI apartment and who knows what i might end up with when i move out in april. and its 10 mins walk from campus!! and also to the other direction its 10 mins to SHINJUKU STATION!!! GODS BLESSING DESUNE hontouni its on the 9th and 10th floor of a 10storey building so its basically a frigging PENTHOUSE (although the catch is that its a 40 year old building kinda scary because of earthquakes and stuff but lionel didn get hurt during the earthquake so it SHOULD be fine haha)
and i asked suling if she wants to be my housemate shes like HEY I WAS PLANNING TO MOVE OUT TOO and turns out the higashi shinjuku station which is one min walk away is on the same line as her unis station YABAKUNAI!?
although i really want to live with hyunji and im SURE shell love this apartment :(:( but actually its a bit far from waseda campus and she cant ride a bike so i cant really say. hahahah

and then there was one

because amelia just left today:(:(



woke up feeling so lonely after reading her msg yarghhhhh but then i found jean in the kitchen!! haha she just came back from tohoku and shell be around for a while 😀 weee


gonna stay at home today because i officially have no money LOL and i also badly need to rearrange my room and stuff and JOG mt fuji in 4 days!!!! scared and excited!!!


my posts have been so blah lately but i just cant seem to find anything to write about haha sorry


but this is my theme song for my lonely summer week till i leave for korea:
And all you seeeeeeee, is where else you could be when you’re at homeeeeeee

And out on the streeeeeeeeeeet, are so many possibilities to not be aloneeeee




white horse

not in any reference to taylor swift whatsoever 🙂

im talking about 白馬,長野県 (hakuba, nagano prefecture) where i was at for the past two days with my favourite tokyo ppl! ❤ lol 2 days of bad planning and HEATSTROKE but the nature and view and company were awesome 😉
and it finished off with a bang tonight =DDDD

this is why im fat

brace urselves for an extremely picture-filled post :> haha since ive been stingy with my posts lately ill just give it all to u guys all at once woohoo
food pictures in NO particular chronological order/order of yumminess

padthai! @ tinun with jean and acchan 🙂 twas only ok but the papaya salad ROCKS

homemade bread by ishiai shimai. hahahhaa so cute right doesn it remind u of a dog!! she started cutting it already when i told her i wanted to take a picture so she just left it like that hahah

maccha pudding with red bean paste made by her daughter !:)


hyunji, an avid fan of tinun dragged me back there a week after the pad thai picture above. this time i had meh cold tomyam ramen, wouldn recommend it . but the papaya salad is photographed here!! the plate in the middle

brain food. this is at viedefrance where i feel that my brain works at its full capacity. maybe because of the smell of freshly baked bread. taht day i had a vege curry bread and mango croissant. and i was studying soil mechanics

this was my HEAVY, CALORIE LOADED breakfast one morning when i woke up because of my hunger. lol i didn even know that was possible. but it happens in the sims if i remmber correctly hahah

sushi NOT AT sushiro! hahahha been a long time 🙂 nice catching up with ame

and i was back at viedefrance doing hydraulics. some mushroom burdock thing and MELONPAN!

this was on the same day as the viedefrance picture above. dark mocha frap and some eggplant curry chicken on toast for lunch. the most ironic thing was on the day BEFORE i actualy vowed to stop eating bread hahhahaha but … hahha but yah my heart is set now !! no more bread!! indefinitely. PS the heart is so cute right! 🙂

lol this is my tuna fried rice with egg and vege. i know la compared to previous pictures it looks like shit but it was quite tasty cos i used some ADABI nasi goreng sauce i brought all the way form kl haha

my fav chinese classmates! we were taking shelter from the rain outside some shop at shinokubo and were getting bored so nothing else to do besides camwhoring. haha this was our after exam face. although we didn do so well for the last paper cos we screwed up the same question cos we studied the same material hahaha
seriously, until now we don even know what castigliano’s theory is. apparently we were supposed to use that but we used pytaghoras’ oh wellll


MISO-KATSU DON ! 😀

after miso katsu for lunch we went for 5 hours of karaoke LOLS (it was sooo fun btw hahhah) and went to kin no kura for drinks and otsumami (side dishes) these are clams and takoyaki. we orderd WAY TOO MUCH that night hahhaa but what to do? after exams wat :>

haha random drunk face

tsukemen yesterday with ame and hyun after THEY finished their exams!!





these last few pictures were just taken today! hot out of the ipod touch. haha @ comme ca ism cafe for a last lunch with shosho before she goes home to china THEN goes to illinois for her one year of studying abroad. imma miss herrrr even though i only saw her once this term lol. haiyaaaa

lunch cost a bomb because the tart itself was 950 yen. BUT IT WAS SO YUMMY. and we sat at a table where we could see the pastry chefs making them so it was quite cool. u should see the WHOLE tart on this page jas maybe ull be interested!
i had a blackberry fromage blanc tart (the purplish pink one) hyunji had some berry chocolate tart and shosho had some fruit amandine (sp?) SOO OISHI
ok thats about all the food pictures i have for now. hope u enjoyed them
and btw, SUMMER BREAK IS OFFICIALLY ON!!!! stay tuned for posts about my (hopefully)adventurous things that i will undertake this summer baby!
not to self: get japan housing policy essay done by tonight and THEN i will be COMPLETELY FREEEEE
LIKE A BIRDDDD
as sung by nelly furtado.
thats my after exam theme song
ok byeee!!