Sunday, 3 May 2009
Seoul Pow Wow & Other Random Stuff
You know sometimes, people make rude comments and you wonder why they say such hurtful things? Especially when you take care not to hurt their feelings or say anything rude to them, even though they live a lifestyle or pursue an activity that is different from yours? I came to the conclusion that these people are so rude, because I'm really NOTHING to them actually! They really don't think they need to care, spare a thought for my feelings or take time to understand me at all. And so, you know what? If I'm nothing to them, they are also nothing to me. I've learnt recently that besides letting these remarks go, sometimes, I should just also give it back as good as I get them. Recently, I received some rude comments from some people about my hobbies, just like those random remarks from people who say I am "aunty". I know now after much self-examination and assurances from friends, that I am not what they say I am. And even if they are right, these people and remarks do not deserve my attention or concern and I don't have to care! I'm just glad that despite these people I still have good friends who do care and make an effort to understand my point of view, and that is what is most important. And I will only listen to these friends when they say something out of concern for me. Well, moving on to nicer topics. On one of the days when I was in Seoul, I met up with sweet MiuMiu and beautiful Beauty Addict. It was a lovely day out, even though it was raining, because it was really nice chatting with them. They brought me to the Makeup Forever counter in Lotte department store. Even though the store is right opposite my hotel, I didn't find the counter! LOL. Thanks to them, I got to try the Makeup Forever eyeliner, which I used that night and then went back to buy more the next day. It's now my go-to eyeliner for tight-lining. Very smooth, very rich, intense and doesn't smudge on me at all. This is my loot! One thing: No wonder the SA kept asking me if I needed a sharpener. My sharpeners don't work well with the pencils at all! Miumiu and Beauty Addict also showed me where Kosney was. I walked past it several times but didn't realise it was there, because I saw the big Zara sign and thought it was only Zara there. I bought a bunch of stuff from Kosney like journals and stickers. I love Alice stuff so much it's not funny. I had been eyeing those journals on Gmarket and I'm glad I got them finally! And stickers which I'm going to use for journaling and scrapbooking. I don't know and don't care if they are not acid-free, haha they are lovely and cheap! MiuMiu also brought us some gifts. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to try those masks out! In my hurry to leave the hotel, I forgot to bring my gifts for them! So sorry! These were the food we ate that day. Yummsss. I tried looking for that mandoo-noodle shop again, but I couldn't find it. I wanted to eat those cold noodles and wanted to try some mandoo too. Maybe next time when I return to Seoul for another visit. Beware of their kimchee though, they are lovely but very very spicy! Which means something because I can eat very spicy things. Some random hotel talk. I love the views from my hotels during my trip. This is the view from my second stay in Tokyo at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. It started to get sunnier and warmer in the last few days of my trip in Tokyo. I was given the top floor on both of my stays in Tokyo, and the rooms were very clean, well-lit and rather spacious for Japanese business hotel rooms. The non-smoking rooms really had no smoke smells at all and the hotel is directly opposite Takashimaya Square, so I highly recommend it to anyone. It's very close to Shinjuku station, several other subway lines and there's a combini nearby too, to pick up your bottled water and other combini stuff you might need. The hotel also provides coffee at the business centre, free printing, free internet both in the room and at the business centre. :D That are all real plus points for me. In Seoul, I stayed at Hotel Ibis Myeong Dong. It's directly opposite Lotte department stores. Also, I just walk out and turn left, it's Myeong Dong already! Right outside the hotel are the subway lines 1 & 2. So it's a really convenient hotel. It has free internet in the rooms and free internet at the business centre but I was kind of pissed I had to pay for paper to print my boarding pass after doing internet check-in for my plane tickets. I'd go back there to stay next time too, though it is not as nice as my hotel in Tokyo. There's a public hotbath in the hotel, but I didn't dare use it! LOL. I know some of you are curious about the stuff I bought during my holiday. I'm slowly taking them out to use them, little by little so rest assured I'll randomly post about some of those items in the next few posts. ^__^ © Copyright. All rights reserved.