I had an empty weekend, meaning, I had no plans to meet up with anyone, and that’s fine by me. I ended up relaxing, anyway! I started my weekend on Friday night by going to the main branch of the Alpha store in Namdaemun. This store is a four-story heaven full of stationery merchandises and art supplies. Paper, pens, markers, notebooks, paints . . . you name it, this store has practically everything. I’d been to this store once a few years ago, but I never really had any reason to come back until now because I was on a hunt for some Apica notebooks. Well, that was my goal, but Alpha did not carry any Apica merchandises :(
Instead, I got me two generic Korean notebooks (2,000 won = $2 USD each), a Rhodia notebook (3,500 won = $3.50 USD), 3-pack Moleskine Cahiers notebooks (17,600 won = $17.60 USD), a pack of 12 of my favourite pens (4,800 won = $4.80 USD), and a pack of 5 correction tapes (5,500 won = $5.50 USD). I couldn’t believe that Moleskine notebooks are super expensive compared to Amazon, but I guess it’s because the notebooks are imported.
Afterwards, I decided to go to “Silence of the Lamb”, this new gastropub that opened up in my neighbourhood, a gastropub that specialises in lamb dishes. I am not a big lamb fan, so I opted to get their Malaysian fried noodles. I really liked it; the sauce they used was great, and I really liked how they used cilantro in the dish. I am not sure if I like the price of 12,500 won ($12.50 USD), but I guess it’s okay if I get it in once in a while.
On Saturday, I decided to for a walk. But before that, I stopped by Noxa Lounge to have me some bloody mary. I am not a fan of tomatoes, but I like Noxa’s bloody mary, so I decided to fulfill a craving. Then I walked for 7km (4.35 miles) to Bogwang-dong area and then came back to my neighbourhood.
And that was my weekend, with Sunday being my “bum day” where I stay home and do not leave!