this Korea trip (:

I just had this urge to go travelling sometime back in February. Out of the sudden, I just decided to screw responsibility and go on a trip!

Why Korea?
Okay, you guys might think that the reason for me going to Korea is because I am studying Korean, I want to go there to be expose to their culture, to meet the idols, to be closer to the idols,  to practise my Korean and blah blah blah.

But you’re wrong! I just wanted to travel and the first place that struck my mind was Korea. And Korea it was (:

I’m a practical traveler, a noob traveler.
I don’t know about you but I am still not excited yet. I am not really looking looking forward to the trip but more looking forward to taking a break from work and from those responsibilities I always carry with me these days. Looking forward to a change of environment.

Right now, at this moment, my mind is full of work and how I will be leaving stuff behind at work T_T

Oh. And about packing too. I need to buy this, buy that. Is my phone going to work? Are the plugs going to work?

PLUS! I’ve always had people looking after me when I go on trips. Be it with the usual suspects, with the school or with my parents. I’m never the one to take care of anything. Just appear, follow directions and off we go (: But this trip, I am in charge and I am kind of worried :S

But there’s one thing I am looking forward to! Being in a plane, up in the clouds and flying. If only we can never land.

Thank you, everyone!
But, pre-trip packing has been made easy with my colleagues jumping forward to offer me their winter jackets, scarfs, gloves, hat, ear muffs, plugs and everything! (: I saved quite a bit ! (: THANK YOU!

Camera issue has also been solved (almost) because if I can’t get a review set from Canon, DK has offered to lend me his G11! AWESOME!

Of course, I have been bugging everyone (from colleagues to the usual suspects) about minor things like what size should my luggage be, what should I wear for shoes, how much to change, is my SIM card compatible to the network in Korea and everything! I probably sound like some broken record but everyone tolerated me (:

Wheee~ This maknae feels well-taken off (: Touched!

Managing expectations
Don’t worry, folks! My expectations is LOW.

I don’t plan to speak in Korean or converse in Korean over there. I will use English and Mandarin. It will be a bonus IF I can understand them! And another bonus IF I can perhaps use what little knowledge I have (of the language) to get my point across.

And I don’t expect Korea to be like in the movies or dramas. Or expect to find a Korean boyfriend. Or meet idols. Or get discovered as a star. But if SM Ent wants me to join as the 10th member of SNSD, I won’t mind! (Kidding:P)

Rest assured that I will be the same old me BUT with thicker clothings. No make up, no fake lashes. You know I am way too lazy for those, right? (:

I am going to do what I do whenever I go travel. Just soak in the atmosphere. Go. Observe. See how different the world is.

So with that said, more packings to be done, money to be exchanged, more things to be bought.


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