Monday 4th April, 2011
Time just flies here in Korea and sadly, Jenny is leaving to go back to Newcastle tomorrow. I'm really sad about this, as she's become a really good friend and we have seen and shared so much of our experience here in South Korea together.
We planned to go into the town of Masan, which is the next suburb over form Changwon and go check out the department stores. They also have a Sinsegae Department Store (like your David Jones, Myer) and they have a massive Homeplus. After that we hoped to go to the Art Museum- if we remembered where it was.
We met later in the day. Jenny came and picked me up in a cab. We got dropped off at Sinsegae and went inside to marvel at the latest fashion and sparkly things. We would only be window shopping today as I need to save some money and she didn't have any more room in her luggage bags. After having a good look around, we found a coffee shop where we sat down for a cuppa to recharge the batteries. We remained seated for the next two hours, just chatting about anything and everything. I'm going to miss our daily chats.
After our coffee, we went to the big homeplus store. They had similar items to the store back home, just at a larger scale. After window shopping there, it was lunch time, so we crossed the road to the Paris Baguette. I'm grateful for this shop. They always have great sandwiches and coffees and there seems to be one almost everywhere we go!
It was getting late in the afternoon, but we wanted to squeeze in the Masan Art Museum, so we started walking in the direction we thought it was (previously when we went to the Dinosaur Village with the boys, we drove past Masan and noticed the Art Museum and made a note to come here at a later date)
It didn't take us long, probably around 15 minutes to walk it. Once there, we went inside and were welcomed by the lady on the reception desk. She told us it was free entry and we were welcome to look around. And so we did! The exhibition was called The 2nd Grand Exhibition of 3.15. Some of the pieces, especially the pottery was so beautifully made and some of the artworks had won prizes. It was only a small exhibition, but it was a nice way to end the day and to witness some of Korea's local artists.
Jenny and I said our goodbyes, but I'm sure it won't be the last time we see each other. I just want to say a great big Thank you to her and I am grateful for all the help and support she gave me while in Changwon.