So this is my taking-a-plane-home outfit for my Korea trip, in which I put on the heaviest items I’ve packed for the trip sans jewelry, in order to have a lighter check-in luggage and an easier time through customs, in that order. It drizzled lightly in the morning, so my Harry Potter ‘Muggle’ cap came in handy, though I ditched it after the rain stopped; the brim tends to get in the way of my photo-taking. I am, if nothing else, practical. :P
Ottie and I visited the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae (my favourite place in Seoul). The Trick Eye Museum is an interactive space utilising trompe-l’œil (trick of the eye), so it was pretty amusing to put ourselves into make-believe absurd situations.
There’s the Ice Museum too, so we went for that first. Blankets are supplied for the Ice Museum, though Ottie declined one, claiming to not need it since he’s inclined towards cooler temperatures, having lived in a place which, when I went there in January, had a record low of -28°C one morning. Anyway, he’d been here earlier in the year when Jeff and Dom visited for their honeymoon, so he knew that he didn’t need it. Showoff.
I folded the blanket that I was using to be my sled down the ice slide! It was scary because the ice was so slippery, and I didn’t want to accidentally slip and end up with an important body part lodged at the end of the slide, where weird and potentially painful protrusions formed a barrier around it. The guy making a V-sign belonged to a group of Malaysians or Singaporeans! They had the home accent. =3
And on to some trick of the eye shenanigans:
We were actually mock sparring with our swords, while Ottie attempted to teach me how to deflect an attack… I still don’t know how to turn my sword so that the attack slices off, but I’m a pretty slow learner when it comes to such things. A staff member walked towards us, presumably to stop us from destroying their props, and we took the chance to get him to take a photo of us before he could utter a warning. XD