Got invited to a super chichi (!!!!!) event featuring models and the so-called fashionable Manille.
I was there, dressed in office clothes, Shibuya girl style and I felt like a martian who just landed to conquer a foreign land, a land that maybe featured girls who eyeballed each other’s girls clothes.
So, yep — I plopped on the next available chair — away from the humans — and had a freaking jolly good time. I freaking loved being anti-social.
Mike’s little kitty got my fourth digit on my right hand. Result? got one tetanus shot plus two shots of Anti-Rabies shot on both my shoulders. The fact that I can even type amazes the hell out of me. And oh, got two types of medicines to drink before the new week ends.
Anyway, animal bite is a very big deal. Make sure to have yourself checked as soon as possible.
You do know that I have lots to tell you about Korea. How it was one of the best places I’ve been to.
Granted, Seoul and Busan are beautiful places with nary any trash in sight (lots of cigarette butts though) and wide roads and amazing sights.
But the best for me is discovering how kind and warm Koreans are. We have been saved from being utterly lost in the streets of Busan and Seoul by kind strangers who in spite the language barrier, helped with all their heart. They even called friends to check on directions and insisted on accompanying two lost people to wherever direction they might be going.
I always thought that Koreans were a bunch of good looking people, apparently–their beauty go beyond the physical. Kamsahamnida and Saranghae, Korea!
I’ve added my contribution to the N Seoul Tower’s Locks of Love wall. Hoping that the lock will remain there for as long as it should be. Next time I go back, my lock will be one of the first things I will look for. I am also keeping the key, which I turn into a necklace.
I mentioned in one of my earlier post that I had to go shopping for our clothes for the Seoul trip.
Here’s some of my finds:
These are for the Queen:
I love the details on this button down knitted sweater. I love the Chinese style buttons, which offsets the simplicity of the sweater. I don’t know if you can see it, but the shoulders were highlighted with military type buttons which gave it a more offbeat style. Got this for just PHP220 pesos (roughly USD5.50) and was still in perfect condition.
This cape-style sweater has a cute hood at the back, plus the buttons are really cute too. Again, very simple yet stylish which is really more like my sister’s style. This was bought for only PHP180, or roughly more than USD4.00.
Here’s the thing–my sister and I agree on a lot of things except our taste in clothes. My sister, being the serious overachiever that she is, prefers simple cuts and muted colors. As much as possible, she wants it understated and without any hint of any of the following: laces, cutesy prints, loud or overly dramatic colors. She wants it fashionable but not too fashionable that it screams Shibuya in your face. I, meanwhile, is crazy for any of the things that she detest. I love patterns and laces and polka-dots. I love fashionable, slightly weird clothes that makes me stand out. I am that kind of girl. Here are the things I bought for myself:
An H&M shirt dress with built in hood. Bought this one for PHP90.00 or USD2.00.
Another cute hoodie, with a large peacock pattern in front. About PHP180 (USD4.00).
As much as my sister is a straight-as-an-arrow corporate girl, she mentioned that she will be needing my help for her styling during this trip. The possibilities are endless.
Still with last minute preparations for the great Seoul Searching trip happening this Wednesday.
These pictures were taken Thursday and Friday while I was working non-stop. Thursday, on a last minute event that made me cry out of frustration and Friday–where I had to be stuck in a whole day meeting while answering e-mails in between. (Yes, my strategy was to sneak out of the meeting by pretending to be on a “pee break” then head straight to my desk where I will answer emails in between).
Yes, I am such a freaking good employee.
As you can see on my picture for Thursday, weather in Seoul is between 10 degrees to a negative 2, thus I am planning to visit my friendly neighborhood ukay-ukay to look for cold-weather clothes. As much as I love to stay in Seoul on a long-term basis, being stuck frozen on the banks of the Han River is not included in my agenda.