Quite a few things have happened to me recently. I returned from my Busan trip, but I wanted to write about my other happenings before I share all the full details of my trip. Work has kept me busy for the most part, but I still have found time to try and do new things. Also, an awesome blogger gifted me a special pillow. So read all about it :)
A couple of months ago, I saw that Cat made an onigiri pillow that was featured in Yuri!!! On ice. I had gushed over it because I’m a YOI fangirl, and then Cat offered to make me one. Such an unexpected and thoughtful gesture! The pillow came to me with a Yurio cellphone charm. The pillow is well made and squishy, and I am extremely grateful to Cat for doing this. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cat! ♥ ♥ ♥
One of my favourite restaurants, Cali Kitchen, opened up their new place. Now known as Cali Kitchen 2.0 (because their new name is super long), I was invited to their Secret Taco Tuesday event, and that was where I tried their south-west chicken taco bowl (er, plate?). I was completely blown away by this flavourful pile of well-spiced chicken, pico de gallo, and everything else. This was seriously one of the best things I’ve eaten in a while.
On Father’s Day, I unleashed my ninja cooking skills and did a Sunday roast for my daddy. I used Italian seasonings and black pepper rub on the meat and baked it with some veggies. For dessert, I took the mini-apple turnovers from the bakery and put some Haagen-Dazs’ dulce de leche ice cream on top. I need to brush up on my skills, though, for the roast did turn out dry (I later learned that I should have seared the chunk of meat) and the veggies were a bit undercooked. Oops. At least I tried, and Daddy did like the thoughts I’d put into the meal.
Tara Tour No. ∞
One of my co-workers and I’d talked about me doing a Tara Tour for her and her family since last November. She lives in Songtan, but she hasn’t really explored Seoul that much. Months later, our timing finally matched up, and I was able to give them the special Tara Tour in Seoul. That day we did the following:
- Picked them up at the bus terminal and walked to the subway.
- Rode the subway to Insa-dong.
- Went to my favourite tea house and had some Korean tea.
- Walked through Insa-dong street and saw the Kkultarae (honey thread snacks) demonstration.
- Headed to Gwangjang Market and had lunch that consisted of bindaetteok, seafood bindaetteok, and naengmyeon — aka savoury mungbean pancakes, savoury seafood mungbean pancakes, and cold buckwheat noodles. The photo above is the restaurant we ate at.
- Rode the bus to Daehakro to visit Purie. We bought their jams and pet snacks.
- Took the subway to Yongsan Electronics Market. I introduced them to my computer guy and showed them the video game alley.
- Escorted them back to the bus terminal.
Whew! We did quite a bit between noon and seven in the evening. I was quite pleased with myself for timing everything right, and they told me that I was way better than any paid tour packages, haha! I should really put this on my resume . . .
Welp, these were my latest happenings! My next post will be about my Busan trip. Until next time!