Wednesday, 4 January 2017

My New Years Resolutions 2017

One of my friends made her New Years Resolutions so I thought that I wanted to make one of my own as well. If you are curious about her Resolutions you can read them here Beautywithlucy

Last year I did not make any official resolutions og thats why I wanted to make some this year. Also so that I can keep track of them, and hopefully not forget them.
I have been thinking and thinking about what I wanted to change and do better. I have decided that I wanted to come up with 10-13 resolutions but maybe that will be to many. The reason for this many is because there are so many things I want to do and some things that I want to do better. I am really good at neglecting my family I forget them offen and only in times of need I contact them. I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE THAT... Some of them I might not be able to do to all out because of the lack of money and time be we will see at the end of the year ^^

Some of my resolutions are similar to that of Lucy's but I hope that is okay. I just thought that they where really good.

  1. Traveling to 2-4 countries this year
  2. Participate in a cosplay show
  3. Blog more
  4. Be more active aka. working out more
  5. Making 1-3 new cosplays
  6. See my family more
  7. Try to clean out unnecessary things.
  8. Go to 3-4 conventions
  9. Learn to play violin and learn to sing
  10. Try to go vegan
  11. Blog about my adventure to South Korea before the end of February
  12. Getting my splits
  13. Visit friends more
I think that is it... I will give myself 1-2 weeks from now to change them, but I think this is it ^^ 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The start of the 6 months I was in Southkorea

Hello out there.. As some might know I went to South Korea for 6 months (from feb-aug). During that time I wanted to have made blogposts about my trip but I never really found the time for it.. So I have decided to start making post about my adventure now.. Mostly for my own sake.. I will pick out the most fun parts of what I did and about my life, and write about it.. You may wonder ”why are you doing this now?”.. I regret not making post while I was there.. so I want to do it now.. and so that I have something to look back on later. I hope you will read my posts ^^

I will set the date of the post to be the right date, so you can go back in my posts to read them ^^

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Work and Catcafe in Myeongdong

다람쥐반 (daramjwiban - squirrel class) is the name of the class that I was a teacher in. The other 2 classes is called 판다반 (panda class) and 사자반 (tiger class). It was a hard week. I tried to play a lot with the children and it was really fun.

First week was a mess because everything was so new both for me and the children. Some of the children spends most of the days crying because of the absence of there partents. I tried to take care of them, but lets just say I did not know what to do.

One of the days during this week, there was an art class where the children had to play with wet clay.

It was such a mess but they looked like they had fun.

I had been told that I had to help out with swimclass but since I did not have a bathingsuit I had to wait until it would arrive. Songpa YMCA would give me one. So until it will arrive I will have to wait on the sideline and help out there.

One of the cute girls drew a drawing of me for me. She have the drawing in front of her.

During the weekend me and Linda met up to go to a Catcafe in Myeongdong

There where so many cute cate.
Before you enter the cafe you have to place your shoes in a shoelocker and up on some slippers.
To enter the cafe you also have to pay an entrance fee but in that fee you also get a free drink.

They even had a display of all of there cats and there names

And here are a lot of cute pictures of the cats!!

One of the cats had fun on top af the counter ^^

After our small trip to the Cate Cafe, Linda and I became hungry so we looked around Myeongdong to finde something delicious to eat. We fell across a restaurant where that sell donggaseu 돈까스 (cheesy porkcutlet) and ddeokbokki  떡볶이(spicy ricecakes).


We then ended our day/week and went home after we had looked around in the shops around Myeongdong.

To be earnest some weird things happend to me this week... and it was all the same day...
It was Wednsday the 9. March:

Since I'm a volunteer in Songpa YMCA, they told me that they wanted to make a promotion about me. So they said that I should writhe down an introduction about myself in korean and then give then a picture of me so they could make a giant poster with my face on, so that everyone that comes in and out of the building could see that I'm a volunteer there... I don't know what I feel about that but in the same time it's pretty cool. So I gave them a picture that I had taken while I had walked on the snowy mountain a week ago.

later that day when I was in the subway on my way home, there was this drunk man sitting down, just staring at me and smiling. He started talking to me in korean, and I was trying to ignore him but at some point he takes out his phone and starts pointing the camera at me. Then the camera goes off.. HE took a picture, but luckily my arm was in the was so he did not get a picture of my face. He started talking to me again saying that I should remove my arm so he could take a picture.. I did not know what to do so a started to panic a little bit and before I could think I had said, stop it! (in korean in a rude way). I felt so bad.. so I just walked away since it was almost my stop... If I could go back I would have said please stop that in more polite korean.

The weird day did not stop there..
I came to the apartment building where I live, and outside was some men and a big camera. They stood in front of the door, and when they saw me they walked away. I came closer to the door and when I had nearly arrived at the door, they came walking towards me with the camera and mics. I was so shocked. They started asking me questions about the apartment, and if I liked it's location, and about how many people we were living there and so on. I said that the location was fine, it was not to far away from the subway st, around 10-15 mins walk og that we lived 4 people there. They told me that they were from YMCA and that they came to look at the apartment (from the outside). After around 5 min with talking, I began to feel uncomfortable and they could see it on me, so they told me that I could leave. I then went inside.

I dont know who they were or what they wanted, but no harm was done so I'm okay. That does not mean that I wasn't shocked... I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time... 

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Work has finally started!!

The weekend had ended and then we meet monday at the Seoul ICYE to meet our contact person for our work. The original plan was for me to work at Gangnam YMCA, but the Songpa YMCA was in desperate need of a girl volunteer because of the lack of women staff. In the beginning I was a bit skeptical about it, but it was an amazing choice. the people at Songpa YMCA is so nice and took me in from the first day. They are all so nice people. My contact person in Songpa YMCA is named Mun Philju and are also the one I will have korean lessons with. I was hoping to start work the next day, but there was a national holiday so we could stay home so I started work on Wednesday. There where no children the first days because it t was a start of a new term so there later that week (friday) we would have a opening ceremony for the children. 
Since I had a day of Tuesday I decided to walk op the nearby mountain. It was a small one, but on top of the mountain there were snow.

On Wednesday I went to work and I meet up with Jiwha (our contact person ICYE) so she could take me to Songpa YMCA. 

My work place is in front of Lotte World and Lotte World Mall!!! If you don't know Lotte World then it's a giant indoor Themepark near a lake (Seokchonhosu). Lotte World Mall also have the tallest tower in Seoul.

The entrance for Lotte World

Here I meet my new coworkers. They where all so nice to me and I hade brought some presents from Denmark for the boss and the coworker I would be working with the most (Jee hyunjung). I was told that we would get new children and that they where 4/5 years old, so we would have to prepare the classroom before they would come friday. We did a lot of cleaning and I was cleaning out this small room filled with things were some of them needed to be thrown out. I also made nametags for the children.

Wednesday was also the day that we started having our weekly koreanclass at ICYE so here I meet up with Joakim at a coffeeshop and I had my first kimbab... I was amazed!! 

Linda joined us later and we had our lesson

On Thursday I went to Gangnam for my korean lesson at yeoksam culture village center. The lessons I had taken a test to join beginner A2 level. When I came home, my roommates, Joakim and some other Danes ha a b-day party for Luna one of my roommates. We had cake and pizza. 

Friday was the day of the entrance ceremony of the children. 

It was fun to participate in the ceremony since I also had to show my face to the parents... I kinda messed up.. I was so nervous that I almost presented my self (taking a step an then bowing) before my turn. But my coworker held me back. I was a bit embarrassed..
After the ceremony the day started. we have 17 children and they are all so adorable, but learning their names is hard. I have faith though that I will learn them ^^

When the day had ended I had plans with Linda and Jihwa to go to Dragonhill spa a Jjimjjilbang aka a spa. It is one of the most famous one in Seoul. 

We had to pay around 12.000 or 14.000 won for the entery. We got a green set of cloths, 2 towels and a key. The key was super cool. When we entered there was a shoe looker where we placed our shoes. 

Then we followed the path and after the lockers there was this mine garden and brigde.

after changing cloths we went to the area where you can relax. We were hungry since we had not eaten dinner so I got some weird looking eggs. 

My favorite of them was the black one, it tasted the best ^^

We then had patbingsu (redbeanbingsu) with berries.. It was really good <3

they had all these random rooms. One of them was a coldroom.. I would call it a freezer, there was a snowman...

They also had hot rooms.

One of the rooms was being renovated since there had been a fire there around a month ago, so that area we could not enter.

We then went outside since it was not that cold... I know its marts... but outside that had a outdoor pool. There were people swimming in the pool but we only had our feet in the hot water. 

We then played some games and then went upstairs to get some fried chicken.

We tried this game.. It was scary...!!!

On our way down the stairs I saw a danish tuborg beer sign on the wall  ^^

Then we went to the shower area to shower. We wanted to sleep so we slept in the relax area. I ended up sleeping on the floor next to a guy who was drooling a lot and next to a really pretty guy.. I was originally sleeping in a massaging chair, but it got uncomfortable after some time. The guy drooling had apparently earlier puked on the floor (he was really dunk) but when I slept on the floor there was nothing.. Linda and Jihwa had seen it, but I had been asleep so I didn't here it. 

We went home in the morning since Jihwa had to go.

Sunday me, Joakim and Linda was volunteering at a basketball game.. It was the start of the season so they had a ceremony. I was fun to be there but we did not do anything. Every time we asked to help out they politely said "no its okay". 

After the ceremony we went to have lunch with korean volunteers around our age. 

Me and Linda had not had enough of today so we went to Hongdae to visit a selfie latte cafe; CaFace.

we shared since it was expensive. I got my face on the coffee, and the coffee was also really good. 

The face on the coffee is made of cream. 

After the coffee shop we went around Hongdae and saw some street performances 

Friday, 26 February 2016

Sightseeing of Seoul and practical stuff ^^

After a good weekend after the camp, were me and Joakim Saturday went to Hongdae to party. Here we saw streetperformancer and a lot of people. We had a great time were we went to bars and to an underground club.. it was a little to noisy for me so I did not like that part to much.. at one of the bar we met some guys whom I played dart with and we ended up eating ramen and dumpings with live later that night.. 

Sundays view of our rooftop ^^

We had spent so much time in Hongdae, so we ended up having to take the first train home the next morning... We were home at 7am.... it's the latest I have ever been home... but it was so much fun ^^

Monday 22/02 -2016

Okay so this week I dont really remember what we did from day to day... but what I do remember is that we started our korean lessons in the morning af after lunch we did other stuff/practical stuff.. 
I think that it was monday that we got our bank accounts and our korean creditcards so that our workplaces would be able to pay us. 
it was also on many that we went to Insadong - a korean traditional place - this is the place to buy souvenirs... me and Linda bought some chocolate from Jeju-island though.... ~delicious

We went to the center of Insadong

It's here that there is a poop-cafe and a lot of other cool stores. 

It's the top building where it says cafe ^^ the poopcafe~

At the very top of the building, is a place where people come and write down there dreams and hang them up.. there were so many!!!1

After walking around Insadong, we went to Gyeongbukkung palace. It was really cold to walk around but really nice to see the palace. I was amazed by the architecture and all the colors.

Inside of the palace - the Throne room ^^

After walking some more, these cute girl wearing hanbok came over and asked if they could take a picture with us.. and sure they could, I got a picture too ^^ (hanbok is korean traditional clothing)

After out tour of Gyeongbokkung we went home. But on our way home we saw this arch (Bullomun) down in the subway. The legend says that once one passes through the gate, they would never get old forever.. so of course we had to walk through it ^^

Eternal beauty.. who could say no to that!!

 Tuesday 23/02 - 2016

nothing much happend that day.. we had korean lessons and then we went to get our korean simcards... this was the worst hell ever.... it to HOURSSSS!!!!! just to get a damn simcard.. unbelivable!!! and after I got that stupid simcard.. I figured out that the phone that I had bought back in november in Denmark, did not work with the card.. Yes I could ring aand text but I could not use the 3g one the phone since that they in Southkorea have LTE (which btw is soo much better). Soo I had to figure out if I wanted to buy a new phone... I had already decided if a wanted at new, new phone it should be a samsung 6s edge.. the phone man told me he could get it home the next day, so I would have to wait... but the problem about this phone that is was in gold... A color that I did not wish to get... and I was also a little expensive..... 

I did not buy it that day... I wanted to think about it because paying for something used without having seen it, is not my thing. 

Our lunch tuesday was Jjajangmyeon ~amazing!!!

It does not look so appealing!! I I'm telling you, It's AMAZING!!!!!

Wednsday 24/02 - 2016

After korean lessons and lunch, we went to apply for our alian regestrations cards... and took forever!!!!! there where a hugh line of people so we had to wait again for hours!!! but thanks to Jihwa. our contact person we (me, Joakim and Linda) could go to a nearby bookshop and look around (maybe buy something), so that time could fly by faster ^^ we did not get the cards that day because it took time to process the dokuments.. and we had to pay for the damn card... and its mandetory... ~weird....

Todays lunch was dumping!! #lovedumpings!!!

Thursday 25/02 - 2016

So I decided that I wanted the phone... but I was still anxious about paying for a phone without getting it the same day.. the phoneman saw this and then he started talking to this costumer that came in the shop to sell a phone.. the phone man said something in korean (I did not understand) and then came over with a white samsung 6s (which was a model that I also wanted). He asked me if I liked it then I could buy it.. I loved it so I said that I wanted it.. before I said I wanted it i did not know that the phone belonged to the costumer... the phoneman said.. "this guy is selling his own phone to you because you were not sure about the other one). SO the only reason to why I could buy that phone, was because of a nice guy what happend to walk in to the store and just out of nowhere sold his phone to me... ~IWasSoHappy!!
People can be so nice.., I had never Imagined that moment... <3 <3

For todays lunch I had to try korean bibimbab #AmazingISay!! <3

This day was also the day that I took a level test for extra korean lesson in Gangnam (southern part of Seoul/district)
I passed the beginner level 1 so was put on beginner 2. I was so happy since my selfstudy back in Denmark had payed of, so I could skip a level. I worked so hard for it and I studied a lot in Denmark.. 
The reason why I decided to take the korean classed was because ICYE only offered koreanclass to us once a week and I did not find that enough. So I asked Jihwa if she knew where I could take extra Korean classes.. She found classes in Gangnam and they where even FREE.. YEES FREE.. omg that just made it all better.. I had to by the books.. But how cares... it was so worth it.. I'm happy that I took the test.. and to my luck this was also the last day that you could take the test because the classes started the next week. So I was lucky ^^

Friday 26/02 - 2016

Today was an eventful day. 
We had korean lessons and after lunch (I had soup and kimbab), we went on more sightseeing:


the sightseeing started in Namdaemun market. Here we walked around and I happend to pass some sock with m fave k-pop group (GOT7)

I did not buy a pair (regretting it so much)...

We then went to a traditional korean village (bukchon hanok village) near the Namdaemun market.

The village was so pretty!!

As our final desitantion of our tour we went to Namsam tower.
We took the tour bus up, and let me just say, the view was amazing!!!! you could see all of Seoul.. It was so pretty!!

My beautiful Seoul!!

Look at this view!!!

We did not pay to get up in the tower but that does not mean that we did not get a view... The area around the tower was also full of attractions. 

One of the famous spots near the tower is the locket area.. This is the place where lovers come and "lock" there love for ever.. It's a cute thing to do but also so cringe worthy... I have never seen so many locks in the same place, its amazing!! ^^

SO many locks!
This other "attraction" was the korean fire (dont remember the name). The use for these are that in case of a war (invation from Northkorea), they will light them up (fire), so that they will burn and so that people will know that thet the country is at war..

Lets hope that they will never be used... ^^
There was also a cute panda ^^

and more locks..

Our day ended with me and Linda meeting up with my roommates in Myeongdong to do some shopping.. but we did not meet for long, since the other girls wanted to go somewhere else, and me and Linda wanted something to eat..
So we parted ways and we went go get samgyeobsal since Linda had not tried it yet.. and she LOVED IT!!!

After eating we went home.. not much shopping was done that day ^^