Had another fun weekend in the city of Daejeon, Korea. I made a...

Pope in Daejeon

Pope in Daejeon

When the Pope comes to town, you must make the pilgrimage. We did and it was a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal.

Because I'm Happy: Weekend Adventure Part 1

For whatever reason I rarely feel motivated to write posts that are just about my life, but I just had such a ridiculously good weekend I feel compelled to write about it. These are the things you want to remember, right? Focus on the awesome stuff, ignore the bad stuff, instant success. Maybe.

Anyways! I've been a total homebody lately, more likely to lurk at home on the weekends reading YA fiction and drinking iced coffee than to go out and do, well, anything, but this weekend I finally broke my rut. Despite a late and lazy start, I caught a bus down to Daejeon to meet my friend Joon who was visiting from Seattle. The whole plan was really hard to explain to anyone. So wait...your friend from America...who is Korean...and she's in Seoul...but you're meeting in Daejeon...why...?

(Daejeon) Camping at Gyeryong Auto Campground

On one sunny day we decided to go camping with my friend from my university. She came to Korea because we are participating in a summer programme at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology). Kimchi boy's father fetched us to the camping site, helped us set up the tent and left. He is a really sweet father! The camping site (Gyeryong Auto Campground) is not far from where we live.

(Daejeon) Jangtae San, 장태산

Yesterday I did something adventurous. By adventurous I meant.. hiking. I am not an outdoor person, I don't enjoy being under the sun or doing sports. But I really wanted to get out of the house instead of just lazing around and doing nothing.  I told Kimchi boy that I wanted to go out.. to a mountain. I don't know where the idea came from, maybe I just wanted to get out, but I don't regret it one bit. Besides the insects, sunlight and heat, I had a great time hiking up the mountain.

We went to Jangtae Mountain, located in Seo District, Daejeon, South Korea. It was not a convenient location for hiking as the public bus (only bus 22 goes there) comes once in every 2 hours and all signages/information were in Korean. 

Our Daily Life in Korea

I've been here almost two weeks now! Time is passing too fast.

Daejeon City is a really nice place, though not many tourist attractions. You hardly see any tourists around. The weather has been fairly good so far.

We usually wake up around noon. We are camping in the living room now haha! Not because we don't have a place to sleep but because I really enjoy the feeling of sleeping in a tent. In Singapore, the only place we get to camp is at the beach and really, it is nothing compared to a real camping experience. When we were younger, we often went camping with our taiwan family with real huge tents that could sleep the whole family and at designated camp sites in Taiwan. 

We are planning to go camping in Korea! Sometime in June when the weather is much warmer.

Our New Puppy

We got a new puppy!!!!

It's just a few weeks old. A neighbor's dog gave birth to a litter of puppies and she gave us one!! We named it Maxi ^.^

He's the cutest things ever, really sweet puppy but he has been keeping us busy throughout the night with it's constant crying and jumping. He is a korean traditional dog (a mixed breed), it's so tiny now I can't imagine how big it will be when it grows up. 

While in Daejeon, I found the best restaurant to eat 칼국수...

In Korea, it’s common practice that the female does the...

MS Motel from the outside

Two super comfortable queen sized beds

3D TV!

Shower 1 of 3

Fancy blue bath salts

Bathtub lights!

In Korea, it’s common practice that the female does the gifting on Valentine’s Day (and males return the favor on White Day [March 14])

The Daejeon International Wine and Food Festival

My friend Eric and I headed to Daejeon for the International Wine and Food Festival after waking up at the crack of dawn to grab a train at 7. I wasn’t exactly sure what it entailed, but wine-tasting and international … Continue reading

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