Saturday, March 28, 2009

Korean Escapade

Anyo Haseyong!!!! LOL, I've reached Korea just yesterday, about 8-something in the moning (local time in korea which is an hour earlier...) There were many things that i have forgotten to bring back home (my laptops adapter, cables, etc!!!)... Currently, i have no lessons yet, so i am like wasting my time surfing the net here and there. I miss my home, family, friends, my CC (cyber cafe) kakies (buddies), food (hmmn, i began to crave for more malaysian food... sigh..) and american idol... so many things...

What can say is that i am a bit homesick, there were times when i regretted spending so much time in front of the com than going out with my friends for some outing or whatever. Now!!! i couldnt even use my laptop (for games, etc), i did not bring along my ADAPTORS!!! dang... so now i am stuck with my dorms's PCs... haiz...

At this moment, the cherry blossoms start to bloom already, it's spring time... but the word "spring" does not really mean spring, it was cold, i think less than 3 degrees... much more cooler when the windy breeze hits you... it's like opening a freezer and experiencing a huge cold gust of wind... Oh, did i tell you about Korean food, to be honest... i am not really into it, my first taste of korean food here was at a rest station (more like the rest house along the PLUS expressway), there i tasted a very nice chicken (is it???) meatballs, it was really nice and costed only 2000 won (about RM 7... dun let the malaysian price scare you off... here da pricings are like that) and also steamed (or baked???) potatos at only 2500 won... it was just okay, but the meatball was superb... and yes, during my first day (at 9 PM!!!) here, i met only 5 Malaysians there.. sad... as i am the only person taking the language course there...

Well, the trip to the bus terminal in Daegu (the 3rd largest city in korea) from the airport was expensive (it's a 4 to 5 hours ride) and cost 32000 won... wah!!! then, i took a cab to my uni at 3800 won... Okay, i am not going to talk about it anymore! talking about the pricing is totally different as the cost here is much more expensive.. what i am going to talk more is about the food, yes, food!!! kimchis for some (not me... LOL) is nice but what i can say is that it's extremely spicy, man, i spitted out the first time i tasted it... man, and guess what? there's meals of kimchis everyday in my uni (or as the matter of fact, every unis!!!) ...

Here, the uni provide food for everyone... its very good that i do not have to pay a single sen/won on it.. lol... i am saving coz i did not receive my allowance yet, and sadly, i still have lots of malaysian currency that need to be exchanged to won and i do not know how to use the atm either, it was all korean... and yes, everything is in korean and not bilingual (korean and english or mandarin, etc), so i am really having so much difficulties... and the food served here is more like western style one, you pick what you want laid on the cafeteria table (er, i am not so sure how to call it btw...) So you take a tray, then you pick some rice, at least 2 vege dishes (pickled veges, KIMCHIS, etc), another korean traditional food and a meat (always beef... hmmn...), then if you prefer to take like bread, there's only jams, pork or beef slices (it was nice... non halal ones... more like the sliced luncheon meat in malaysia... as much as you want...) and packed milk (interestingly, malaysian never consume much milk, maybe milo with milk, but here there's boxes of milk ready for consumption)

So now, i am still "surviving" and hopefully my journey will be smooth flowing once i have the grasp of some korean language... hopefully...


ps. i will post some pictures sometime soon...

1 comment:

Donte said...

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