Thursday, August 28, 2014

Foodporn in Korea

It's been two weeks since I came back from Korea and I am already missing the food there like crazy. Had so much good food that I was so afraid I couldn't fit into any of my clothings.

This is like my fifth trip there and honestly, I can never get sick of Korea. All the cheap and uber good cosmetics, shopping like crazy and also all the awesomely good food. Oh man, I can live my life like this everyday.

Anyway, here's my own list of the Top 10 die die must have food in Korea (:


1. 치맥(chimaek)
치킨(chikin, chicken)+맥주(maekju, beer)
Two Two Chicken


2. 냉면 (Naengmyeon)
Cold Noodles
오장동흥남집 Ojangdong Heungnamjip
Directions

[Subway]
Get off at Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 5), Exit 8.
Go straight 200m and turn left onto Mareunnae-ro Road.
Go straight 200m to arrive at Ojandong Heungnamjip (오장동 흥남집) on the right.

OR,
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4, 5), Exit 6.
Go straight 250m to arrive at Ojangdong Heungnamjip on the left.

3. 자장면 (Jajangmyeon)
Noodles in black soya bean sauce

                            
  一品香 (Yi Pin Xiang)

4. Street Food

오뎅 (Odeng - Fishcakes in spicy soup)



김밥 (Kimbap - sushi) and 떡볶이 (Tteokbokki - spicy rice cakes)

빈대떡 (Bindaetteok - mung bean pancake)
Gwangjang Market
Hours of operation
Market hours: 9am - 6pm (Closed on Sundays)
Food market: 9am - 11pm (Open year round)

Directions
Jongno 5-ga Station (Subway Line 1), Exits 7 and 8
OR
Eulgiro 4-ga Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 4. Walk 100m.

5. 고기구이 (Gogigui)
Korean Barbecue

Myeongdong

6. 설렁탕 (Seolleongtang)
Korean broth (soup) made from ox bones
                                     
하동관 (Hadongkwan)

Directions
Eulgiro 1-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), From the underground shopping center connected to the subway station (을지로입구지하쇼핑센터) take exit Eulji2 (을지2) out of the shopping center.
Go straight out of the exit 150m and stay on the left side along Myeongdong 9-gil (명동9길). 
The restaurant will be on your left.

7. 부대찌개 (Budae Jjigae)
Army stew
심슨탕 (Sim Seun Tang)
Directions
Coming out from Hongik University Station, Exit 9 (홍대입구역 9 출구), go all the way down the road of the same direction, until you see TGI Friday Restaurant a your left hand side, and Cafe Bene at the opposite.
Cross the road and turn left, Cafe Bene should be at your right hand side now. 
Continue walking straight until you see Mister Donut. 
Continue walking down till you see Taco Bell.
There is an alley between Holika Holika and Tony Moly. Turn in and walk straight.
Until you see another crossroad, turn right and walk in. The shop is at your left hand side (right behind Trick Eye Museum).

8. Issac Toast
(Ham and cheese - my personal fave!)

Myeongdong

9. 게장게젓 (Gangjang Gejang)
Raw Crabs in soya sauce
                                     
프로간장게장 (Pro Ganjang Gejang)

Directions
Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Go straight and turn right at the next corner.
Go along Gangnam-daero97gil until you see Pro Ganjang Gejang on the left side.

10. 찜닭 (Jjimdak)
Steamed chicken in Korean soy sauce
열봉찜닭 (Yeolbong Jjimdak)

P/S: There are many many other really good food that is a must try if you are in Korea. I will update the list again!




Monday, August 04, 2014

come on, be cool about it and let go of whatever feelings you have left.

他們猜我們後來有沒有再見 
離席了才會曉得懷念 突然我記起你的臉 
那觸動依然像昨天 對自己我終於也 
誠實了一點 

是不是回憶就是淡淡檸檬草
心酸裡又有芳香的味道 
曾以為你是全世界 
但那天已經好遙遠 繞一圈 
我才發現我有更遠地平線 

我們都沒錯 只是不適合 
我要的 我現在才懂得 
快樂是我的 不是你給的 
寂寞要自己負責 

畢竟用盡了力氣也未必如願 
總是要過去以後才了解 
突然我記起你的臉 
愛不愛不過一念之間 繞一圈
今天的我能和昨天面對面 

我們都沒錯 只是不適合 
親愛的 我當時不懂得 
選擇是我的 不是你給的 
明天自己負責 

給昨天的我一個擁抱 
曾經她不知如何是好 
若我們再見我會微笑 
謝謝你 謝謝你 我嚐過 愛的好 

我們都沒錯 只是不適合 
我要的 我現在才懂得 
快樂是我的 不是你給的
寂寞要自己負責 

我要的我現在才懂得
選擇是我的 不是你給的 
幸福要自己負責 錯過的 請你把握 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Five & Dime

Dinner at one of my fave place yesterday! But still prefer the brunch menu thou. Been craving for it for like the longest time ever.


Earl Grey Chocolate Tart - was a total disappointment (meh!!!!)
No earl grey taste at all, felt so cheated. 

Anyway, love conversations with the girls. The topics that we talk about seriously, people will think that we are in our thirties man haha. It's hard to find friends who share the same thinking and understands what you are going through. I am glad that these girls are somehow different yet similar to me in a way. This bond that we have, I believe it will last for a lifetime (:





Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy 3 Friends

Post birthday celebration for B yesterday!

Brunch at Toby's Estate was awesomeeeeeeee! Totally love the food and the ambiance. I wanna go back there again to try the french toast and pancakes.




Had so much fun with the girls. Although we had such a hard time fixing a date to meet and there were some unhappiness here and there, I am glad nothing have changed each time we meet. All those crazy stuff we do HAHA damm epic. We practically had our own photoshoot session at Robertson Bridge with the help of Shirl's newly bought monopod hahaha. I had so much fun pressing the bluetooth shutter. 
It is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them

Trick of the eye

Starting with Tuesday blues this week. 

Anyway, had a fun filled long weekend! Celebrated Ah Hong's birthday on Saturday. Wanted to brunch at NOM Bistro & Bakery but unfortunately it was closed for a private event :( Anxiously searched around for another cafe nearby but there wasn't really any cafes around Macpherson area. In the end we took a cab to Cafe Melba. The weather is such a killer that afternoon and luckily we were seated in an area with like 3 to 4 fans blowing at us. Luckily the food wasn't that bad either. 

After which, we headed down to Maple & Market for some really nice cakes and super yummy waffles. 






And we visited Trickeye Museum during the night! It was really small as compared to the one in Korea. But still, we managed to have a lot of fun together snapping away. The art pieces were not really very friendly and we ended up with many bruises on our legs! :(



















The name Trick Eye is short for ‘Trick of the Eye’ which refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Although its history dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, the arty term Trompe-l’oeil (French for deceive the eye) only came into use during the Baroque period.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I came to realize how small the world really is. Sometimes there are some ties that you can't really cut off entirely. Not that I want to of course. On a happier note, I am so glad that I found a new study buddy. Just when I was feeling so upset that I will have to mug thru the final semester all alone. The most unexpected person of all but definitely a pleasant one.

Seriously can't wait to graduate. God, please be kind and let me pass thru this semester with a breeze!

You have to fight through some bad days to 
earn the best days of your life

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Because disappointment is worst than anger

Honestly, I had no idea why it even affected me so much. Ok, probably I was really looking forward to it more than I thought I wasn't. And, I should have gotten used to such response already isn't it. It was not the first time and also things are no longer the same as before. We are not in the kind of relationship where we can demand anything or get angry over small little things. But, I just wanna get mad at you.

The very first time I felt so disappointed was when you failed to do what you say. And this is the second time that I felt such disappointment strongly again. When I get angry, I can easily be pacified with just a few sweet talks or any other nice things. But when I get disappointed, there's nothing that can make me feel any better. It will just bring me to a point where I won't even bother to say anything at all. And right now at this very moment, I told myself that I am not gonna bother you with this anymore.

I don't know how to explain all these weird thinking in me. I was mad and disappointed at you. But on the other hand, I also understand that it's not entirely your fault. It just so happened that I couldn't make it on the only day that you free. And I am also the one who wanted a day where you can use the car. Then it just so happened that most of my school days happened to be the auspicious days where you will most likely use the car.

Anyway, forget it. I also don't know why I am making a big fuss out of it and letting it affect me so much.

"Sometimes I wished that nothing has changed but I cannot deny the fact that it already had"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I hated how you actually affect me so much :( 

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TUESDAY! It's second day of the week people! Which means, no Monday blues and 4 days more to weekends. GOSH. Don't know to say time's too slow or fast. It always move at the wrong pace during the wrong occasion grrrrrrrr >.<

Having the urge for KTV again. I don't know why but I can't never seem to satisfy this urge. Even after going for few hours of KTV session, I will still feel that it's not enough. Anw, been listening to this one song so frequently now. Chinese songs are so emo and the lyrics are always so apt. There's so many songs that I can relate to man :( Gonna die an emo child

不知不覺又過了幾天 我想我習慣了忽略 去忽略沒你的時間
不近不遠走在誰身邊 我想我適應了一切 這一切沒你的世界
某條路某條街 某首歌某間店 某種熟悉但如今卻刺眼
不碰觸不跨越 為自己留一些 安全界線

誰都以為不聽不看也就沒感覺 一轉身 才發現
空氣裡面 依舊飄散著記憶的氣味
是有所謂或無所謂也不能改變
原來是我 在愛上妳的那瞬間 就困在圍牆裡面

某條路某條街 某首歌某間店 某種熟悉但如今卻刺眼
不碰觸不跨越 為自己留一些 安全界線

誰都以為不聽不看也就沒感覺 一轉身 才發現
空氣裡面 依舊飄散著記憶的氣味
是有所謂或無所謂也不能改變
原來是我 在愛上妳的那瞬間 就困在圍牆裡面

誰都以為不聽不看也就沒感覺 一轉身 才發現
空氣裡面 依舊飄散著記憶的氣味
是有所謂或無所謂也不能改變
原來是我 在愛上妳的那瞬間 就困在圍牆裡面

多可悲 圍牆都在對不對

And now I am having waffles craving. OMG all these cravings, last warning please.