It’s been a while, but it’s time to participate in Georgie’s “A Day in the Life” linkup since April 6, 2016 proved to be a super busy Wednesday. Normally my Wednesdays have me at work doing the same ol’ thing. This Wednesday decided to be a bit different. I actually took the day off for my bi-annual hospital torture session, and I also planned to meet my friend Piokun. Those two simple plans kept me on my toes! Read on, and you’ll see what I mean . . .
Hospital Humpday (aka A Craptastic and Expensive Torture Session)
I took a cab Yonsei Severance Hospital, checked myself into the International Health Care Centre, and watched them take my money for the medical tests scheduled today. T_T Next came the vampiric process of blood drawing, which gave me a lovely bruise. Then came the pissingly uncomfortable procedure involving the toilet, bodily fluid, and a cup. With the tests done, I had two hours to kill while my bodily fluids were sent off to the magical computers for analysis. Since I had to starve and dehydrate myself for the aforementioned tests, my first agenda was to get some comestibles. I went to Pho Bay and had their grilled chicken rice, and I had some iced vanilla latte at Tea Oreum while I spent my time Kakao Talking with friends and writing in my letterbook.
Finally, I met my doctor for a five whopping minutes. She went over my test results and showed that my numbers are decent, but a couple of them went up more than my last test, so I need to be a bit more conscious with my diet and try to exercise more. Easier said than done. I did ask my doctor if I could have cheaper medicines, so she allowed it, and that saved me about 180,000 won ($160 USD). That meant I had to charge more money on my poor credit card. I picked up two of my meds in the hospital, but one of my meds had to be ordered at an outside pharmacy. I escaped from the dreaded purgatory and made my way to the pharmacy where more money had to be charged :( Thankfully, I finally left that side of Seoul and took a bus to my neighbourhood :D
Dinner and Dessert Divertissement
I wasn’t about to meet Piokun with my huge stash of meds, so I made a quick stop at my house. Piokun and I decided to eat dinner at Zweiter Stock, which is kind of a German restaurant . . . with other European-based dishes. Neither of us were really wanting German food, oddly enough; Piokun had the lamb shepherd’s pie, and I ordered the chicken and capers pasta. Yum! We were quite content and satisfied with our meal. But then my sweet tooth had to kick in, and we both went to Eclair by Garuharu for some dessert. Piokun chose the salted caramel cake, and I demolished an Earl Grey milk eclair. Nommmmms. Here are the photos of our dinner and dessert!
Shopping for Sustenance
Before we parted, Piokun accompanied me to the Well-Being Mart, a supermarket that’s so cramped, crowded, and chaotic. I hate going there, but it has the best prices in the area. My mum requested me to get her the following:
- Korean-style noodles (칼국수 = kalguksu)
- Zucchini (호박 = hobak)
- Clams (바지락 = bajirak)
- Uncurdled Tofu (순두부 = soondubu)
- Cinnamon Candies
After making my way out of there as fast as I could, Piokun and I headed to The Bakers Table — bread for him, and an apple tart and cinnamon roll for my parents. We parted, and I came home all happy knowing that I don’t have work tomorrow. Whoo hoo! Huzzah for a day off, which I’ll definitely enjoy, because it ended up being a super crazy day!