My Seoul Trip: Day 5

I made my way to Olympic Park and arrived at around noon. It was a cloudy day, but fortunately was without rain. The park was massive, and I figured I would need at least 5 hours to fully explore it, but restricted myself to two so that I could hit other spots. Before my walk,…

My Seoul Trip: Day 4

I took the trains to Tapgol Park in the morning. On the way the delicious smell of Gyeran Bbang (egg bread/cake) invited me over to a little stall. Finding it cheaper than the vendors at Myeong-Dong, I shelled out the won and got myself a warm little grilled bread/cake item with an egg on top….

My Seoul Trip: Day 3

For my third day in Seoul, I went to Jongno District to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace. I arrived at the station with the help of a kind Korean lady who spoke only Korean but who went around asking for directions for me after I pointed out to her where I wanted to go on the…

My Seoul Trip: Day 2

On the second day of my Seoul trip, I went to Myeongdong. When I arrived in late morning, it started snowing, and made the streets wet~ Since it became a bit cold, I decided to go for something hot for brunch. I had no idea where to go, but saw people going inside a building,…

My Seoul Trip: Day 1

I went to Seoul last week – all by my brave little self~! ^o^ I have always wanted to visit South Korea and this trip was something I had been planning for a while. A couple of years back, I made myself a promise that I would travel at least once every year to a…

Weekend Food Tour~!

I was treated to an “epic food tour” this past weekend, hitting four different restaurants in one night. Our goal was to get my tummy full and hitting some famous spots in town ^o^ I was treated like a princess, even though I did not dress (in my baggy Disney sweater) nor acted like one…

My Asia Adventure: Cup Noodle Museum

Before my friend and I parted ways temporarily to go on our respective adventures, we went to the CUPNOODLES Museum in Yokohama. I was misled into thinking we were going to the ramen museum, but cup noodles were fun too~ Cosmo Clock 21 The amusement park was closed, but we snapped pictures outside 🙂 We…

Mommy’s Day Weekend Buffet

It was Mother’s Day – or, as I’d like to call it, Mommy’s Day – earlier this month. Conveniently, we were at the States on Saturday for my conference and so afterward we went to a casino near the border to have its “deluxe buffet”. The timing worked quite well, not only because of my…

My Appreciation Journal: Day 171

I am focused on me. I am strong. I love and am loved dearly. I am blessed. I live in success. I have 幸せ (happiness)~ I am grateful for waking up in time despite the little sleep~ I am grateful for having plenty of time to do a bit of fruit- & pastry-shopping as soon…

Cultural Dangers: Some Sketchy/Weird/@.@ Things to Watch Out for in Japan

WARNINGS ABOUT 痴漢 (CHIKAN/LECHERS WHO GROPE ON PUBLIC TRANSIT) There has been so many reports of the wanted hand on crowded public transportation systems that sprouted these warning signs around the stations. There are also small police stations (“consulting clinics”) specifically designated to help these victims. Where to find: On walls everywhere around public transit…

My Kobe Beef Birthday Meal

Kobe beef is often prized as one of the best meats in the world. As such, I feel that it deserves its own post rather than embedding it in one of my travel posts 🙂 On the second to my last day in Japan I decided to go for kobe beef and had my hotel…

My Asia Adventure: Second Day (Tokyo Station)

My friend told me that breakfast was included in the room price. I did not remember this option when I booked the hotel, but agreed to meet at the dining hall anyway. I was up quite early and was still in a comatose state when I collected some items and started eating. It was not…