• FOOD,  TRAVELOGUE

    Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village

    We paid a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village under Ant’s recommendation. It’s hyped as a 600-year-old cultural site for tourists, but had its charms as a result: numerous little boutiques and cafes housed in olden-style architecture in this beautiful fusion of old and new. Ottie and I got lost wandering the neighbourhood (as is wont whenever I lead the way with nowhere in mind) and stumbled upon some residential spots arranged in such a way that one would have to really have to trust that their neighbours wouldn’t climb all over their tiled roofs as I was tempted to do. Some cute shops and art we passed by: We discovered…

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    Seoul: Itaewon & Myeongdong

    Continuing on from writing about my trip to Korea… we went to Santorini, Greece!! Nah, this was just a mural on one of the subway stations in Seoul. I love when subways dedicate spaces for art. It makes the daily commute much more colourful during drizzly days such as these: Peeling off the layers for sunny skies and blue waters. Whoosh! We stayed at Hotel Bonbon during our stay in Seoul this time round. Ottie had stayed at Hotel Bonbon before, but couldn’t remember its name besides the fact that he loved talking to the owners. To his delight, we spied Hotel Bonbon situated right across Lotte Hotel when we lodged there…

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    Sangju: Rainbow Town

    Annie-sem invited Ottie and I to her home during our last days in Sangju. She was Ottie’s co-teacher for one of his schools, and had always been very caring towards him and I. First of, my outfit. I had acquisitioned some of Ottie’s clothes while helping him to pack his belongings, and this green merino wool sweater was one of them. We originally bought it in the H&M in Singapore, but it shrank when he put it in the washer; his loss, my gain. I tried to pull off the sweater-as-dress look, but looking back at these pictures, it may have been a few inches shy of indecent exposure. Good thing…