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Amuse Me Adventure #5: Jeju Island

As I’ve mentioned before, I was in Jeju-do from October 22-27 having the most relaxing, fun-filled, and financially draining trip I needed after my midterms. Because pictures are worth more than a thousand words, here’s over 500 of them (stolen from Joanne via the book of faces).

DAY 2 Checking-in | Docks | Dongduam Rock | Siam Thailand Restaurant | Love Land

DAY 3 Udo Island | Haenyeo Museum | Trick Art Museum

DAY 4  Cheonjeyeon Falls | Osulloc Tea Museum | Hello Kitty Museum

DAY 5 Jeju National History Museum | Rock Museum | Yakcheonsa Temple

DAY 6 Gwandeokjeong Pavilion | Hyanggyo Confucian Shrine & School | Goodbye Jeju

Due to meeting up with Stacey, Alison, & Joanne by my 2nd day in paradise, these stolen pictures are only from Day 2-6 out of my six days in Jeju-do.


Navigation Adventure #2: Kiss FM but NOT 102.7?

On November 1st, my Brazilian Korean amiga Debora was going to try out for a voice acting job. Apparently the radio station was called Kiss FM, so it makes me really question the amount of laws there may be, or that may be actually practiced, when it comes to copyright. I’m guessing none…

Anywho, after a brunch and day on the laptop, Debora and I head out to the place at 6p.m. since the auditions were being held at 7. Unfortunately, we made the greatest mistake of taking bus, which was trapped in traffic. Not as bad as LA’s, but the kind when it’s rush hour and everyone’s trying to get home. After being on the bus until 7:40ish (yes we are SO LATE by now), and going through one stop on the subway, we were using my dying phone as means of navigating us to this so called “Kiss FM.” Sadly, nobody would help us or would give us the ol’ “Sorry no English” even when Debora would speak in KOREAN to them. Even a security guard at a building the phone navigated us to couldn’t figure out where this fake-Korean “Kiss FM” was.IMG_20141101_200651

By 7:50-8ish, we finally went through this back way and magically found the radio station. The neighborhood we walked down was super creepy and sketch at first though since it was so dark and there was barely any kind of lighting around. For a place near Gangnam, you’d think the RADIO STATION / RECORDING STUDIO would be more in the open or at least in a non-kidnapping area of town. Anyways, glad we found the place and I forced Debora doing the audition (DUDES she started gettin’ stage fright and wanted to chicken out of it!) because we actually BARELY MADE IT on time for Debora to be the last person to audition. Even though it was a 2 hour adventure, Debora and I got to be in a legit studio and recording room, I got 2 lollipops while I listened and watched, and well.. more girl bonding adventuras con mi Deborita ❤

Shameless Shenanigan #3: Hello Kitty Museum

On October 24th, during my 3rd day in Jeju Island, Alison, Stacey, Joanne, and I agreed to commit one of the most sneakiest things we would get away with during our tourism.

After our tour at Osulloc Tea Museum, we had time for 1 more touristy place to go and all agreed upon the Hello Kitty Museum because: 1) we had passed it earlier, 2) it looked HUGE, and 3) it’s motherbuggin’ Hello Kitty we’re talking about hither! Little did we know, after taking taxi, that the museum would cost us EACH 12,000 W. Close to leaving without exploring the inside, we decide to check out the gift shop, but since it was locked we waited for a person to leave in order to sneak in. There Alison decided we should not waste our golden opportunity to sneak in because c’mon. We already paid a taxi driver to take us here. And the worst that could happen was getting thrown out. Oh! And we kind of also saw a group of Chinese tourists do the same thing. So why not?

And so here are the multitudes of Hello Kitty picturas after each of us snuck in. One-by-one…