Monday, 13 February 2017

Korea 21-29 Oct 2015

Annyeonghaseyo! Despite the Korean craze, I have never caught on to it because we are JPOP kids yo. Dear is the Dragonball kid while I'm more cool. I'm the Slam Dunk kid.

And we don't even like Korean food. Kimchi sucks. So we have not visited Korea and we finally decided to take the plunge because just try new place lor!

Ok, I think we were also influenced by Running Man. I have never used to watch it but it has become our Friday and Saturday night entertainment since we moved into our place. 

And what a surprise, we enjoyed Korea more than we thought we would. I think the road trip helps- as long as Dear can self-drive, he is happy. We discovered that we do like Korea food and had a good time eating. Kimchi does not suck, in fact it tastes good in Korea. It is so weird that for someone who disliked Korean food, it is a cuisine that I am learning for weekday dinners because it is faster and simpler than Chinese food.

Our logistics details:

Internal flight to Jeju by Eastar: $307.40 for two pax
SQ flight: $764 per pax
Art House: $102.76 per night
IRO Pension:  $133.24 per night
Metro Hotel Myeongdong: $160 per night


Our first three days were spent in Jeju. Right after we touched down, we picked up our rental car and zoom off to have lunch. Lunch was of course black pig Korean BBQ! Yums!

Little rant: Our internal flight was delayed both ways. Really sian. But it seems common, a lot of the other budget airlines had delays too.

We went back to Seoul on our third day. We visited the Namsan tower and had Korean curry pork cutlet for dinner. The next few days were us shopping and visiting the castle (where there are still beautiful autumn leaves, yeah!).

The best part of our time in the city was the day trip into the DMZ area where we got to walk down a tunnel built by the North Koreans in their attempt to enter Seoul. Super eye-opening and once in a life time experience.

We also vsited Haha's BBQ restaurant for our dinner on the last night, but sadly, it was average only leh :(

Sunday, 29 January 2017

BKK 2016- 28 April to 3 May 216

Happy CNY everybody! It is a long weekend and my new year resolution is to clear the back logs!

Starting from our BKK 2016 trip!

First, the logistic details:
U Sukhumvit Bangkok: $82 per night
SQ: $204.40 per pax

BKK is our annual retreat but this time, we have a few new experiences in BKK! Lucky 2016 was a year of new night markets in BKK and we visited the new ones that we have not been too. Expansion of our usual shopping spots, haha.

New night markets that we visited: JJ Green, Rod Fai Market Ratchada, The Artbox night market (but only got food stalls when we were there, sad), Neon Fest Container Flea Market Lumphini Square (pls don't go there. the shops were closed and only the theme park was open. No signage to explain why).

We also went to the Comic exhibition that was also happening in BKK when we were there. It was quite fun to see the mascots there, got Walking Dead around too! Photo opportunity for Dear haha.

We also had brunch at Roast at new EmQuartier shopping mall (also new to us!) and the cute cartoon macaroon at Bonca.

It was one of the best BK trip as we found so many new things to do to spice up our routine. But I didn't shop so much lah, just look see and relax. Til the next time, BKK.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Pokemon adventure

We have been busy with a new hobby- Pokemon Go!! I didn't thought that I would play the game but Dear told me about the launch and I downloaded it for fun. Turns out I became a heavy gamer, lol. I roped Dear into the game soon after and we have been going to places to collect our Pokemon.

Yes, sounds lame but our Pokemon adventures has led us to new places that we would not have visited, eg MacRitchie Reservoir and Woodlands Waterfront. I also climbed up Pearl Hill Park to collect Abras.

I have also spent several Sunday mornings walking around our estate to catch Charmeleons. There was once Dear rushed out at night to catch a Lapras that sprawned at the waterway near us. So many interesting adventures, lol.

Watching Joseph Schooling at the Olympics after I downloaded the game.

 At the famous Hougang 401 when it was a happening spot.

Exploring our Punggol Waterway while catching Pokemon

At MBS and the beautiful lights in the evening. We were waiting for the water show to start but it sucks big time.

At East Coast Park

At Woodlands waterfront

As you can tell, we played pretty intensively but not as crazy as some people who stayed up the whole night. Haha. We have mananged to complete the Gen 1 pokemons! Or rather me (Dear is waiting for Charmeleons but just need to catch enough to evolve).

Catch finish at Level 27. Woohoo!

We just returned from our holiday in Europe, and we added Mr Mime to the collection! We caught more than I thought we would, although our first Mr Mime was caught halfway into the trip. Dear only needed one more to a full page of Mr Mimes. Wah seh.

Eating like a Fat Cow in the Underwater Word

It's the season of foie gras and Wagyu beef don. Dear and I decided to try out the Fat Cow at Camden Medical Centre to treat ourselves (I also forgot why, lol)

The set comes with salad, soup and chawanmushi.

The star of the meal: you can choose to have it in cubes or sliced. We tried both.
Then we went to the Underwater World because it was closing down. Super a lot of people! And I think a lot of the fishes also moved out already- nothing much to see. Boo.

The only highlight was the iconic travellor ride around the aquarium. Other than that, everything else was yawns.

On the way back we saw a fair at the railway station and stopped for a look Turns out it was a PA movie screening and there was some local food/art craft fair.

Okies, nothing much after walking around. We bought a lucky draw ticket (becos Dear digs these stuff) and didn't win anything in the end, so sad.

Our new car

Our car was reaching its retirement age (according to the retirement law in Sg) and we had been shopping for a new car. Finally found one that met what we wanted! Wallet, ouch!!

We took a half day off to collect the new car. Oh the smell of new leather seats.

Of cos we had a nice lunch before we went to the car dealer to pick up the car. We went to Tanuki Raw for their famous Waygu and foie gras bowl.

The bowl was a good deal at lunch as it was cheaper than the dinner price.

We also had the Chirashi bowl, which was all right only.

Tadah! Our new red baby!

Bye bye old car car :(