Notice: Dear reader, please note that most of the photos in my blog are currently not available. They are currently held hostage by Photobucket (which requires me to pay $399USD/year). I am in the process of re-uploading the images on a different host and this will take some time. If you have any burning questions about my post, feel free to leave a comment. Sorry for the inconveniences caused!
Woke up bright & early to buy SHINee concert tickets! Managed to get RV seats, but sold it off and went with corner seats. it was an awesome view. I’ll probably do a post on SHINee’s concert too =p
97% of packing was done~ images of what the dorm looks like.
Despite shipping 24kg of stuff back home.. this was the size of my luggage.. =/
And very soon it was Au Revoir T_T
We deposited our luggage in my friend’s dorm while we took the smaller bag and proceeded with our 7D6N Adventure ^_^
** Bus + Train to bus terminal**
It was kind of crowded since it was a saturday and the end of the summer school, which means that many of them were returning to their home town too. we only managed to get tickets for the 3rd bus or something..
Went to lotteria for lunch~
Can’t remember how long the journey took since we were people who can fall asleep the moment we sit down on the bus. So it didn’t really matter how long the bus journey took. That’s one of the reason why we did not take the KTX throughout.
anyway, upon reaching there, we were lost because, THE BUS TERMINAL IN ANDONG SHIFTED EARLIER IN THE YEAR AND MY LONELY PLANET WAS UPDATED TILL 2010. WHICH MEANS THAT WE WERE TOTALLY LOST AS THE SURROUNDINGS LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE MAP.
oh wells, but we managed to find a way to a bus stop and asked for directions. We asked this middle-aged guy and he was going to the same direction~~ that random encounter resulted in us having dinner together =/ but we were really lucky because he was a nice guy.
he brought us to eat the food that andong was famous for~ which was the same dish in se7en’s chicken shop. a dish which you need friends to eat with because there’s only one serving.
It was spicy and nice and it was TANGHYUN something which I love a lot.
Well, he ended up paying for us and refusing to let us pay him back and my friend was saying that it was their culture and there was nothing we could do about it and we ended up treating him ice cream, despite being oh-so-full.
He was really nice, keep offering to carry our bags for us but obviously we wouldn’t let him. He wanted to introduce a hotel to us, andong hotel, even bringing us there. but it was such a good hotel that there were no rooms available. went to another one recommended in lonely planet. Aroma Motel – 40,000W per night.
It was such a decent room with a computer whereby monitor is bigger than any monitor i ever had.. equipped with fast internet AND WIFI. albeit the only flaw was that the navigation was in korean. It was so nice that we stayed 2 nights. haha. i ended up skyping with my mum for more than an hour because of the wifi. lol.
After depositing our bags while he waited for us outside, we went to baskin robbins (obviously) heh.
Although the family size big tub was more worth it, I decided to get individual servings instead, using the excuse that I like to eat the cone. hahaha. it was all for my saliva conscious friend.
So we had 3 snowmans! the 3,100W special =p
After ice cream, we parted and I think I gave him my business card. LOL. I distributed my name card like mad this trip because it was my final year in school and most probably i would receive another business card when I start work.. i still have like 7/8 of a box to go..
We then went around to shop, probably the only busy area in Andong and we found our favourite hangout place – stationary shop with 1000W notebooks and files and OH SO KHUTE mechanical pencils which we spent like forever inside.
I was being greedy and I bought this pistachio macaroon.
comparing it to my khun-endorsed lip balm.
and i spent the night watching dream team on youtube, (un)hoping to spot myself on it. you know it’s so ironic that I want evidence and momento that i’m actually there at the filming but then again, i don’t want anyone to actually spot me from it.. but there wasn’t me.. but there was my korean friend who was chansung’s partner in the game. heh. *if only i was 5 years younger*
We kind of had to ration the computer for usage =/ hahahaha. and we still had to plan for our trip tomorrow.
For this 7D6N trip, I did like almost no planning ahead because i didn’t know anything else and that my aim for kpop had been fulfilled. the only research i did was that 2pm minus khun is gonna be at busan on the 1st. ha.