The past two months have been full of so many interesting things, but most of them were pretty minor, so I decided to wait until I had more materials to share. I picked out the best happenings and compiled it into this Recent Realities post. It’s amazing how much has happened to me in a span of two months. Hope you will enjoy reading some of my unique experiences :)
Seoul had a good amount of snow in January. This was the most snow I’ve seen since 2010, so we were overdue for a good few inches. I was off work that day, but I still trekked out in it because I had to go to the hospital. Believe me — I took baby steps to avoid falling! Still, the snow was super pretty and made me happy.
My dad had this coin jar that he finally gave to my mum. In there we discovered these old South Korean bus tokens! As a history buff, I love seeing antiques like this. I had no idea they used these bus tokens in the 1960s to the 1980s. Apparently, they had different ones for students, city buses, and regular fares. These really tickled me!
My bestie sent me this box of goodies from Guam. This is a combination of my Christmas and birthday gift. I requested those crisps, but the other items were all surprises. I was shocked by the amount she sent me!
Vending Machine Vendetta
There is a vending machine in the bus station that sells pretty much only sweets and cough drops with limited crisp and biscuit options. I was told that it was because they didn’t have them in stock. But then I ran into another vending machine and saw things in there I wanted. So one of the bus station ladies told the vending machine bloke for me. Now, all I wanted was for a couple of the sweets and cough drops to be replaced. Nothing too complicated. But the vending machine bloke’s solution was to bring in another machine to the bus station! Talk about extreme! Getting a second machine was never my intention! But anyway, that’s my vending machine vendetta tale, haha!
One of my friends went to Tokyo and attended Comiket around the Christmas holiday. On the day she went was yaoi day, so she was able to find a Yuri!!! on Ice doujinshi for me! She picked out one in an art style that appeals to me with all my preference for the pairing. I was super thrilled when she gifted it to me last month!
I’ve become a professional sweets provider at my workplace. I began filling up this jar with sweets. My co-workers take a bunch of those, and I am happy they are loving it. However, that jar began to tempt me badly . . . I discovered Rolos are one of my weaknesses. Therefore, I learnt to only fill that jar up with sweets I don’t love like Tootsie Rolls, Laffy Taffy, and peppermint. They still go fast, but at least not by me!
I recently visited a meerkat cafe! My friend and I were trying to go to an art exhibition, but that didn’t work out. Another friend told me about the cafe, and we decided to check it out. Oh, my meerkats! This was a great excursion. I never knew meerkats were so cute. There were a couple of them that kept climbing on my shoulders. I never knew meerkats were so friendly and curious. There was also a super obese racoon, an ocelot I didn’t really get to see, and a pouty fox. The fox was sulking because it was chewing on a cotton swab and someone took it away for its safety, so it chose to pout. Pouty or not, the meerkats were the highlight of this cafe. I would like to return there again!