Winter Vacation 2010

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

I’ve been neglecting this blog. Bad, Tara-Chan! I did have a good excuse, though. My first two weeks of 2011 had me getting ready for my vacation from January 16 to 23 . . . so, er, yeah.

Today I went back to work (never mind the fact that I was robbed of a snow day today . . . ) after a nice vacation. My only complaints? Too short! I was busy, busy, busy and then I was . . . relaxy, relaxy, relaxy. Here’s a breakdown of my vacation.

January 16 (Sunday)
Seriously, I stayed home ALL DAY, and I re-played Gyakuten Saiban IV, aka Apollo Justice. How’s that for relaxing?

January 17 (Monday)
I went to Sillim-dong area to meet Chon-unnie, my former co-worker. This is a part of Seoul I’ve never ventured out to before, so yay for seeing new places. After that, I came back to Yongsan to pick up my bus ticket for tomorrow’s adventure.

January 18 (Tuesday)
This was a busy day! I had to go do a commissary errand with Daddy first, and then I rode the bus to Camp Casey. It took two hours and it cost me 6,000 won ($6.10). There, I met one of my former co-workers, Dongmi, but first I had to take a taxi to her place, and then we took a taxi back to Bosan Station area. There, we went to this western bar called Zulu to have some dinner, and I tried their garlic chicken thingie and their strawberry cooler, a yummy soju cocktail! Then we moved to a “soju house”. I abstained from alcohol and just had Mountain Dew using a soju glass. Later, another former co-worker, Tommy, joined us.

After a couple more hours of hanging out, I went back to Seoul by riding the subway at Jihaeng Station, and I rode line #1 all the way to Namyeong Station. That only took an hour and ten minutes, and it cost about 1,700 won ($1.80). Now that was much better than the bus! Once I got home, I helped my mum prepare my birthday meal for tomorrow.

January 19 (Wednesday)
Well, how’s this for a birthday morning? I stayed up until 8:30 am playing a PC game. *dies* I woke up by 1:00 pm, and I had my birthday meal, including the traditional seaweed soup Koreans eat on their birthdays. Oh, and I got some moola! My auntie gave me 100,000 won (about $100) and Mummy gave me 50,000 won (about $50). After that, I just relaxed with my video games until the evening where I went to Noxa to hang out with my restaurant buddy. When I came home later, my best friend in Guam called me. What a lovely birthday present.

January 20 (Thursday)
That day, I met up with another former co-worker, Yi-unnie. As a belated-birthday get-together, she bought me cake! It was nommy. We chilled at Noxa and caught up on our gossips. Afterwards, I went to chop off 10 centimetres of my hair and had my fringe trimmed for 10,000 won ($10). Then we went to Uhjjoogoori, this chain HOF, in my neighbourhood for dinner and drinks. It was a fun night. :D

January 21 (Friday)
I rode the KTX to Daejeon that day. Long story short, it was a waste of a trip. Woot. I had some pick-me-ups at Noxa. Those espresso martinis are damn addicting LOL.

January 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday)
For two whole days, I was an anti-social bum. I just stayed home and watched movies, read mangas, or played video games. I do not regret spending the last part of my vacation like this. Nope. I do not!

All in all, it was a good vacation. I desperately needed some time off. :D


  1. When I saw that it was $6.10 for a two hour ride, I thought “Hey, that’s pretty cheap!” since it costs me about $25 for a two hour train ride to San Francisco. And that’s just one-way. Sooo expensive. But I guess public transportation is better and cheaper for you over there.

  2. Glad you had a good vacation! Money is always a nice gift. Then you can get whatever you want XD I think it’s nice to just stay at home and be lazy once in a while. Sometimes I prefer that than going out!

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