Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.
Annnnd here’s the other entry that summarises the rest of my short spring staycation. Next time I take time off, I really should do two weeks at least. Ten days flew by fast and felt way too short! Still, though, I had a nice time off from work, and it was great to unwind and think about other things. It was a nicely balanced staycation where I met people, but I also had time for myself. I read a lot, had yummy food, met awesome people, and enjoyed the great spring weather in Seoul — it really was a great staycation!
Monday actually was a bit of a pain in the beginning. It was wet and dreary in the morning and the early afternoon. I was on base to do some work errands, and it took me the whole day to accomplish most of it. Eventually the weather finally cleared up by late afternoon, and that’s when I took the photo of the sky. It was just gorgeous and so clean and blue.
Tuesday, I went and had brunch at Fat Cat in Haebangchon. I had the chicken pesto sandwich with some tangy coleslaw. It was super yummy, and it cost me 12,000 won or $10 USD. Afterwards, I walked around and went to Chansbros, my favourite coffee shop and played with my smartphone. Then I went home and just did bum stuff. Wednesday was when I attended the Beethoven concert, and Thursday was spent all day at home. I just slept a lot and read old RP logs on my Kindle, haha!
Friday, I went out to meet Chantelle, but prior to meeting her, I got me some taro bubble tea. AnneMarie posted about getting some bubble tea a few weeks ago, and someone else posted getting the taro-flavoured one. They made me crave some, and I saw that Bubbly Tea opened up in Itaewon, so I decided try it. I’m glad I did — it was delicious! I need to go back and try the other flavours :D It was so cheap, too. Only 3,300 won, about $3!
Chantelle and I decided to do lunch at London Tea, an upscale brunch place with a lot of tea options. I decided to get the curried chicken sandwich and chocolate hazlenut tea. The curried chicken sandwich was yummy, but the tea . . . X___X; No more chocolate-flavoured tea for me! My whole meal cost 19,500 won, which is about $18. Afterwards, Chantelle and I chilled at Hell Cafe with some coffee.
When Chantelle and I separated, I decided to go get another manicure :D I went to White Nail in my neighbourhood, a place I’ve been once, so I decided to give them a try again. I’m glad I did. They are so much better than Nail Bar and more relaxing, but not as good as Dragon Hill Lodge. Still, they are a good alternative for me to get my nails done when I can’t make it to Dragon :D This cost me 15,000 won, about $13.50.
My finished nails! I chose a grey shade by Orly. I really love grey nails. It’s a great neutral colour that’s not as dramatic as black, but more eye-catching than nude/pink :)
I also have a winner for the domain giveaway that I’ve partnered up with Kya to do :D Congratulations to Chynna for winning the giveaway!
Finally, the rest of my staycation had me staying home to finish up some work tasks, and I started on a new knitting project! I ordered the yarn online, and it’d finally arrived. What am I knitting? Try and guess! Oh, I re-discovered TED Talks, and they are great to listen to as I knit! Too bad I didn’t discover that combination earlier. But now my staycation is ending, and it’s time for me to return to the real world. :( Farewell, staycation . . . until next time!