What a rough week! Work practically pushed me over the edge — in fact, this week felt way harder than my first week at work. I really hope next week is better because if it’s this week repeated, I’ll scream until I go hoarse! I mean, it was so bad to the point that I decided to get a drink with dinner last night. Thankfully, today made up for my horrible week, and I’ll be sharing the awesomeness of today in this post along with a couple of recent happenings.
New Glasses and Sunglasses
I don’t have a photo to represent this because I left my sunglasses at work! I needed new lenses because my old one was scratched up, so I went and ordered a new one. When the bloke tried to change the lenses, my frames broke because it was so old and cheap! He upgraded my frames to a better one for free, so that was nice of him! In the meantime, I also ordered a pair of sunglasses. As I get older, my eyes must have changed because it doesn’t tolerate bright lights like before. With all the walking I do with my new job, I decided to invest in a pair of prescription sunglasses. It’s been a good investment because my eyes have been happier with them!
My new workplace is located in a more rural area. Seoul’s a huge metropolitan city with plenty of lights, so the moon always look tiny to me. The other night, it was the full moon, and I looked up and I did a double-take at the huge moon. This photo doesn’t really do any justice, but it was big. Big enough that I could finally see the Man on the Moon!
My new workplace is also located in the fog zone of Korea . . . or so I’ve been told. Seoul rarely gets fog, but I was in for a surprise a few days ago when my bus pulled into the parking lot. I stepped out, and I was gobsmacked by the thickness of this fog. This may not seem thick to some people, but from my perspective, it was very thick!
Today really made up for my terrible week. I met up with Chibitoaster in Hongdae, and after we had lunch and looked at some art supplies, we needed a breather at a coffee shop. We found this, and I was absolutely delighted by the Star Wars reference. Meeting Chibitoaster and seeing this brilliant thing just made my week!
Chibitoaster and I had a fabulous lunch at Bon Juk, this Korean chain that specialises in juk, Korean rice porridge (think congee). Now that the weather’s cooler (thank goodness!), it’s time to go back to eating hot dishes! I am not a big fan of juk, but I love Bon Juk’s because their juks are great, and their side dishes complement the juk. This beef and veggie juk hit the spot!
Later, I returned to a restaurant I’ve been frequenting a lot. What a Salad specialises in chopped salads, and I love how they offer so many choices! I got their modified Red Oats one which comes with romaine lettuce, rose kale, spinach, multi-grains, roasted spicy chicken, grilled corn, croutons, Grana Padano cheese, and green pesto dressing. All their salads come with pita, so this makes for a fantastic feast! This is a great way to end my day. Now it’s time to get ready for my bum day!