March 24, 2013

Time For The New Generation

I had been using my old watch for more than 3 years. Recently, I realized I can't keep fixing it again and again anymore. It's just surprising to notice that much time passed so quickly, and I say "Time flies". I don't know if the stories are really correct since my memories are getting vague after those years. However, what I can clearly say is it was my special...Something special and memorial. Even after long time, there are some scenes that haven't disappeared completely.

I still remember when you put it on my left hand when we were leaving your room.
I still remember when you said it looks good on me.
I still remember you said "Don't catch your skin" when I hadn't gotten used to wear it by myself.
I still remember that the time I started keeping it was when we went to fix your another watch.
I still remember I asked you if I can keep it until you tell me you need it back.

Probably you got some idea why my new one is almost exactly the same as the old one and I do not deny it's one of the reasons. However, it actually doesn't matter so much. From months ago, I've been searching for a new cool one but couldn't find what I like. Fortunately or unfortunately, it's still on top of my favorite watch designs. Actually, I was also under the impression that it is a pirate of a very expensive watch and I didn't feel I would find the same thing unless I buy the "Real" one and it is not affordable. So, I kind of gave up on finding a same one. But you know what, one day I found the almost exact thing online! It was such so shocking and unexpected. So you know how much excited I was!!

Anyway, the new one I purchased looks almost the same as the old one. However, it's definitely time for the new generation!! :D

Beside it, I have to reveal that the wrist band is still the old one. Searching for something cool, I realized the wrist belt is not original but from a very expensive watch, so it'll be really tough to find the same thing. So, I'd rather choose keep using the old one.

Anyway, it's time for the new generation. I'm sure I'll go through happy times and also tough times with my new partner and will see the future together :)

March 19, 2013

Small Stories On The Last Day

Next day was the last day. In the morning, while preparing for leaving there, Momo cooked breakfast. Rice, eggs, tofu, seaweed, and kimch...It was a simple breakfast but meant a lot to me...I felt really really glad, and you know what, I loved the sauce we poured on rice!! Actually, I made something similar when I came back to Japan and had it XD Anyway, I say, it was a memorial stay. I enjoyed sharing time and space with my young cute host and I'm under the impression that probably it made my limit expanded. I experienced something that probably I didn't feel comfortable normally. So I say, I became even tougher!! LOL

When we finished breakfast, I finally left his place. I headed to 仁寺洞(Insadong), but when I got there, I found the street was quiet due to the morning time. Then I decided to check streets with traditional houses and 昌徳宮(Changdeokgung) which are both near by there. When I was done both of them and came back, the time was already good. The stores have opened, and a lot of people were passing there. So...*Shopping Time* :D

Since I didn't tell people I was coming to Korea, I didn't have to buy many souvenirs. However, of course I wanted to get some for my family and dear friends. 仁寺洞 was actually a perfect area for that. I found lovely small souvenirs and was happy about it. Let me tell you the two small stories I met there.

Story 1
I was looking at small bags that seem I can use as a silk wrapping cloth. It seemed that a lot of stores have the same ones, and the prices were actually the same everywhere. So, once I found it out, I purchased two of them at a store I was. The store clerk was a skinny guy. I paid him, and then he suddenly asked me if I want to take a picture! I was like "?!" but said "Sure..." and he started let me hold some masks or wear hats which were around there and took pictures with my camera!! I'm under the impression that in most places, they don't feel comfortable when people takes pictures using the items. It's very common to see such signs as "No picture please". However, the store clerk himself is taking pictures of me, WITH MY CAMERA USING THE ITEMS IN THE STORE. I found the situation very funny. He even concerned about how I look in the pictures; when he didn't like the picture he took, he moved the hat or mask and tried to make me look better!! And, when the picture time was done, he looked around. He noticed there was no one but me and asked me a question. "Are you alone?" I told him I was traveling by myself. Then he smiled and said "Beautiful girl!" showing his thumb. No wonder there was a hug just before leaving there!