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Day #26 Day out with a Singaporean :D

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement and advice for the previous two posts. This means so much to me and I really felt happier after reading every single comment ^^ My problems are still there but I am learning to focus on happier things!

and I’ll like to stress this again: my worries have NOTHING to do with failing the korean placement test LOL

Today I had a sociology class and frankly, I don’t know what to make of it yet. It’s in English and the lecturer is Korean and I’m soo sorry but the glaring mistakes on the powerpoint jumped out at me and I think I was focusing on that rather than the lesson itself. O.o

Went to get my alien card and yep, it was a breeze. Presented the receipt and tada I’m an official alien now 😀

Guess where I took the photo?

You will never guess it.



It’s the female toilet!! To be exact, it’s in the cubicle itself and it’s a toilet in the liberal arts building in KU. O.o It’s a super strange place to have such a thing and I wonder about its purpose. I was reading it and they have comments like KU’s fees are too expensive. And someone replied Agreed!! LOL

and the funnier part? This sign was on the urm cubicle wall opposite the writing paper

Look at point 1: Please do not write and vandalise the toilet walls

Ironic. Aren’t you providing the tool (the pen) to allow scribbling?!! I doubt many sane people will actually take a pen out to scribble, but if you have a pen there…..

This is not a good photo. But it’s a dog soft toy that urm moves and barks and urm ya. xD You see people selling all kinds of stuff on the subway train and this one is pretty funny. Basically he will put around 3 dogs in every compartment and everyone will be staring at the dogs moving and barking. And trying to avoid stepping on them. After awhile, if the guy sees no interested buyers, he will collect the dogs and move on to the other compartment. hahahaha it’s a hilarious sight.

Another not good photo. This is THE PLACE TO BE SEEN IN cafe that I was talking about in my previous post. LOL. Well, it’s a horrible photo but you see all the socialites wannabe in the first floor open area.

Went to meet a fellow Singaporean in Hyehwa for dinner! She’s a reader of my blog and after corresponding via email for a few times, we finally got to meet up for the first time in Korea!! 😀 We hit it off right away and we were laughing and behaving like two crazy Singaporeans on the streets. I’m sure a lot of people stared at us. 😀

Went to eat 삼겹살 and it was really funny cos it became apparent to the owners that we were two idiots who don’t know how to cook the meat. We were wondering what to do with the huge stack of onion (you are supposed to put it in the sesame oil sauce) and also the ham and mushrooms. In the end, the people decided to serve us hahahaha. Sigh, I’m still not Koreanised yet xD keke

The meal was good and we had a lot of laughter. xD Went to take photo stickers again and it was super fun!!! Usually I won’t suggest such activities when I meet people for the first time (in case it’s awkward) but we had sooo much fun 😀

Ended the day at a cafe and it was so good to be able to talk and chat and relax 😀 Life’s good that way!

I’m having a packed weekend. So many meetups and engagements that I’m really scared I will miss out on one of them >,< Need to jot them down tomorrow morning!

Will be meeting some people for the first time and I’m really excited! 😀

p.s. I had so much fun I forgot to take photos >,<



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  • Reply
    31 August, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    i’m glad you’re happy now Shanna! ^__^

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    1 September, 2011 at 4:48 AM

    Maybe I’m just weird, but I never imagined girls wrote on the walls of stalls in the restroom. I just thought that was something that guys did. Hehe, the paper is a good idea. I’m sure the girls are more clever with what they write.

    Anyway, it’s good to know you’re feeling better. I want a meet-up too!! Too bad I’m not in Korea.

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      2 September, 2011 at 6:46 AM

      haha!! maybe a few years down the road, we may be able to meetup too 😀

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    Lucie Dvorakova
    1 September, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    You’re welcome. Good stuff that you enjoyed a nice day.
    I’m amused at the toilets… Rule: Do not write on the walls… *provide pen*…. seems like some kind of reverse psychology. O_o
    I’ve seen quite a lot of stuff written on the walls in the girls toilets back in my high school.

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      2 September, 2011 at 6:47 AM

      keke yeahh~ and people USE THAT PEN to vandalise on the walls even when the paper is provided.

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    Xing Wei Poh
    1 September, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Life’s like that. 화이팅!

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    1 September, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Glad to hear that u had fun, u need it! Hwaiting!

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    1 September, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    It’s nice to see you enjoying Korea once again and meeting another Singaporean at that. Even though it is fun meeting people of different nationalities, it’s nice every once in a while to meet with a person with the same nationality as we do in a foreign land because it reminds you of home.

    About the vandalism in the toilets, putting paper is such a clever idea. Maybe the cleaners get too tired of having to repaint the toilet doors all the time. And the dogs! I want to see how real dogs would react if they see those mechanical toys. I actually pity those people who try to sell stuff in the subway because most of the time, they don’t actually sell anything. *sigh*

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      2 September, 2011 at 6:41 AM

      you will be surprised at how some items enjoy pretty decent sale! and they are usually potentially useful items that are useless. It’s normally 1000won, so the curious ajummas will just buy it!

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