Monday, 22 December 2014

9 Sep 2014 - Highly recommended for all cheesecake lovers!!

Found my way to this cheesecake cafe in Hongdae after the day trip to Hyoseok Cultural FestivalI wanted to come here for so long and finally I did!

I actually did some research before I came becos the menu looks so intimidating...
How much can you understand from this menu......
I asked the waiter for recommendation and he suggested Moelleux Chaud Au Fromage(6800won).
Yes. That's what many bloggers recommended as well.
I think the Orea and Blueberry cheescakes should be nice as well.
I ordered Versailles Rose Tea(6500won).
What is that???
모르겠어 but I like the idea of a cup of hot rose tea to go with my cheesecake ^^

I'm sold!!!
This is SOooooooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD!!!
All cheesecakes lovers should come here if you are in Hongdae!!
Still cannot forget the taste till now...

I came to the cafe from Hongik Univ Station, exit 6.
Less than 5 mins walk. 
My homecooked dinner for the day.
Fish fillet, kimchi banchan and minced pork seaweed soup.
The eating places were opened but I just feel like cooking the ingredients I bought from HomePlus.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

9 Sep 2014 - Getting back to Jangpyeong Bus Terminal

I took the bridge to cross the river for my returned trip ㅎㅎㅎ It was not difficult to cross the river using the wooden planks but I wanted to take a picture of the scene from the bridge ㅋㅋㅋ
That was the Information Counter(as shown by the arrow) near the junction as mentioned in my earlier post. There was another Information counter(on the left) but there was nobody inside. I approached the staff at the Information Counter for the location of the bus stop to go back to Jangpyeong Bus Terminal. From the way they described the directions, it sounded complicated. They told me the next bus will only arrive at 1.35pm when it was only 12.44pm then. Oh way. I decided to check out the stalls before taking the cab back to the bus terminal. They offered to call the cab for me after I am done. That's so nice of them!!

Something caught my attention! 곤드레! I can buy this for 곤드레비빔밥 Gondeure bibimbap if you remember I asked my teacher how to cook this dish during the cooking class . 10000 won for a big pack.  I thought this was cheap.

Nothing much to see. I went back to the Information Counter and the staff gladly made the call for me. They told me the cab could not drive in due to the festival and guided me to this Hanmaeum Mart to wait for the cab. This Hanmaeum Mart was about 2 mins walk from the Information Counter. The cab arrived shortly after I reached here.
I got on the taxi at 1.02pm. No time printed on the bus ticket. The counter staff wrote down the time on the ticket when I asked her for the departure time.  
There is only one small waiting area to queue for buses(as shown by the arrow).
You got to keep a look out for your bus.
This was the bus back to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. If you are standing at the back of the queue, you might not be able to see the destination that is stated on the windscreen of the buses. I am not asking you to cut queue but stay alert. This bus arrived at 1.25pm and drove off at 1.32pm. It stopped at Yeoju Service Area 여주휴게소 at 3.02pm for toilet break and drove off at 3.20pm. We reached Dong Seoul Bus Terminal at 4.32pm.

9 Sep 2014 - 비빔막국수 for lunch

Its time for lunch.
There were quite a number of restaurants and I think they were selling almost the same food.
Menu in Korean.
Outdoor dinning ^^
I ordered 비빔막국수 (7000won).
Healthy food but not as tasty as it appeared.
Nevertheless, the staff here were very nice and thoughtful people.
감사합니다 ^^

9 Sep 2014 - Spending my Chuseok holiday at 평창 효석문화제

There was an admission fees of 2000won.

The reason why I came here ^^
For years, I wanted to come to see these flowers but the hot weather held me back.
I shouldn't miss this since I am here for my study trip this time ^^

Its well worth the trip here.
My dream has been fulfilled ^^

There were also activities set up for visitors to take part. One of the activities was to send a postcard back to your family and friends.  You don't have to pay for the postcards and the postage. Yes. Its free!  I sent one back to my parents and another one back to my supervisor who bugged me to post him a postcard from Korea. I told him if I ever have the chance to send him a nice postcard from Korea, it will be my resignation letter as well. I did of course but he doesn't believe me *sad* Actually, I was doubtful that the postcards can reach my parents and supervisor but it did!! It reached my parents and supervisor three weeks later.  I was already back in Sg a few days by then. That's okay for me ^^
Posting back the postcards ^^ 
Another activity to participate. 
Any idea what is this?
Some natural colour dyes from the flowers I guess.

Oohhh my favourite flower!!
Didn't expect to see them here!!

  So happy ^^