Monday, November 12, 2018

Korea7 | Day 8

With the deadline for our first draft creeping closer, I decided that I needed to take a day off from my adventures and study.
For maximum productivity, I went to my favorite study place, Hollys Coffee in Sinchon (할리스 신촌점) where Celine and I also studied sometimes when we lived here.

I sat down at a spot in front of the window to people watch...

..or well,
I tried to sit down but the seat was loose so the moment I attempted to sit, both the seat and I slipped off the high chair SUUUPER SLOWLY while making as much noise as possible. I somehow landed on my back with my legs in the air and my skirt all over the place.

The quick glance from the two Koreans nearby told me that they knew what had just happened. Luckily, at least for the sake of my honor, their eyes quickly fell back on their own computer screens.
It left a big red mark that switched between all the colours of the rainbow before finally fading a couple of days later.
Later in the day, I'd planned to eat with my friend Doyun (도윤), whom I met when I was here in the summer for the GKS program. When I travel alone, I try to meet up and eat with friends as much as possible to not become lonely.

He kept asking what I wanted to do that day and before I knew it, he was in Sinchon.
I wasn't done with the paper so we went to another of my favorite cafés (it gets pretty hot inside Hollys), Cafe Blog, where Doyun helped me find some of the sources for my assignment. For my paper, I was going to use several versions of both the North Korean and the South Korean constitutions but some of the versions were hard to find.

When we'd found what I needed, it was a bit too early to eat yet. Instead we took a stroll up to Yonsei's campus because I was feeling nostalgic.
The pictures I take in the dark never turn out as great as the real deal but the view from the amphitheater was really great. The sky was almost crystal clear tonight.

For dinner we stayed in Sinchon and found a Samgyeopsal (삼겹살 = grilled pork belly) place.
We also passed this 'Restrant for foreigners.'
Here's our samgyeopsal to the left.
We also got these curly, thin slices of meat that I can't remember the name of. But it was delicious and I shall find out this when I return to Korea!

I couldn't stay out until late today since I had signed up for a tour tomorrow so Doyun followed me back to the guesthouse. While standing outside, some people with THE MOST MICROSCOPIC DOG I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE stopped and let their it roam around a bit.

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