before i went to korea i didn't think i'll need a cargo or that much ₩ let alone bringing a cabin bag to myeongdong coz it was nearly all skincare and beauty products there. everything changed after i stepped into the first store.
taking a cab in korea is relatively cheap unless you hailed the black ones; a normal 8000₩ ride will cost 14000₩. the trip from our hotel to myeongdong was only 3500₩ (SGD$4). remember reading a bad experience of a traveller where the driver chased him out of the cab coz he couldn't speak korean but the driver who sent us back gladly dialled for an interpreter (free service) who asked us where we stay n'translated it to him.
majority of the store's sales person could speak english/chinese esp so for the ones who work in skincare boutique.
stopped opposite myeongdong
the boutique was the few i saw, all i remember is thefaceshop, missha, etude house, nature republic...
where a long fishcake skewer x soup is 1000₩ (SGD$1.20)
majority of the mask was packed in 10s 20s or more. when i saw tourist with their cabin/ cargo bag I didn't believe i'll need them then.
collagen water from etude house 1700₩ (SGD$2)
why drink mineral when you can have collagen?
waiting for ale to complete her shopping; Laneige
while i sat there i saw a lady applying testers on herself n'left.. the sales person didn't bother about her it felt like she knew she's going to do that.
30 minutes into myeongdong
realized most of the kactress i see on TV is using bright hues like orange and what not decided tried this shade of pink from Laneige n'love it instant. amazing how lipstick 'brightens' everything up.
it's nice to see people not abusing the retractable lip brushes they provided for consumers to try on their lip color.
saw an email from nuffnang regarding Laneige blogging contest n'realize this color isn't in Singapore.
i love the color but moisture wise, Shu Uemura is the best.
taken by ajumma who sold me the wallet
just so happened where i stood was in front of the body shop. their marketing scheme is unlike the other's. didn't see much people there.
the tall ice-cream that i bought with no intention of finishing but did so in the end.
covering asian, one outlet at a time
they had octopus in a tank too!
dolsot bulgogi bibimbap 8500₩ (SGD$10)
food after hours of walking
very oily pancake that we didn't finish, 10000₩
no gst. no service charge.
after the pancake we didn't have any appetite for anything else. 'd love to try this when i'm there again. hopefully soon!
weather in there was great started with slightest drizzle, stopped after a while.
left the mask w/ hote's concierge n'left for lotte mart opposite our hotel. it was a walk there n'an uphil climb back. we each carried a big bag back coz we didn't think any cabbies will send us back.
unwanted shoebox x wooden chopstick x wrapping paper x tracing paper,
masking tape, double sided tape, scissors