it was a lovely autumn day and it was the “cultural day” for people of level 5 to visit Unhyungung 운현궁. there were 3 courses where we make tea, wear korean traditional clothes and make cute little hanboks out of paper.

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such a beautiful day, yes?

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as for my class, we started off with tea.

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awkward face pfft. but the tea session was quite fun it was like real masak-masak (cooking game in malay). wait. it is REAL masak-masak hahaha.

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and you eat yak-gwa 약과 to go with ze Korean tea.

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also! you gotta eat the yakgwa like this. covering your hand with one mouth and putting the whole yakgwa into your mouth wth what happens if we eat the huger yakgwa. D=.

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must have a picture with the paintings behind.

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then we proceeded to the next room to wear Korean traditional outfits. sad for the guys because there were only 3 available for them but then theirs were so much prettier pfft. only 1 guy came in my class. there were.. only 3 guys in my class that time but 2 didn’t come D=. class with the most girls hahaha.

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made out of 3pieces of paper. + another one for the ribbon in front. it’s all folding and gluing. I once thought you can attach it just like that but I guess I was wrong =S.

anyway, after that Megumi and I went for lunch and we strolled around Samcheongdong. =D.

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best Hoddeok of its kind in Samcheongdong. (in my opinion).

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I prefer the Honey Hoddeok and they are all 1,000won only! nyam nyam. the Auntie can speak in Japanese too! awesome D=.

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here’s a picture of my pretty best friend =3. she’s very shy and thinks that all her pictures are horrible looking pfft.

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spicy soy sauce for you to “paint” on your vegetable hoddeok. yeap that’s an apple. in soy sauce? yes. in soy sauce.

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my honey hoddeok. it’s a must have (almost) every time I visit Samcheongdong!

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the door of some cafe. just too cute.

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my favourite alley in Samcheongdong because it’s artistic like that. there’s a cafe at the end and I finally tried it but it was so bloody expensive T_T. like 7,000won for a glass of hot chocolate. it’s nice though.

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more alleys.

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the exterior of the expensive cafe. it’s very cozy inside and super artistic outside.

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the inside of the cafe. taken this year haha.

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I am not sure if they do it during the colder seasons but during Summer, the boss(?) of the shop draws 1 minute portraits for 1,000won. it’s artistically ugly so I’d pass for this but the queue was amazing.

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another reason to love this street in Samcheongdong is for it’s photogenic-ness.

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there are many shoots around this area and you may see your favourite idol or model here too sometimes! =D.

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just too cute!

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even the “don’t throw rubbish” sign is cute!

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trying to act all pretty hahahahaha. quite phail. =S. but the background is still awesome.

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this is just cute. but super overpriced for it’s cuteness T_T.

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the not-ready-pose.

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on the way to Cheongwadae. can you believe it, it was my first time there pfft. after more than half a year being in Korea at that time.

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you couldn’t take pictures facing the other parts of Cheongwadae but it’s fine here. not sure why you can’t but it’s just scary where the guards looks at everybody with a suspicious eye D=.

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10 years ago

i guess i’m the first one to comment again.. hahahahaha 😀
I think you missed describing the taste of yakgwa and honey hoddeok?? hihihihihi
(just curious how tasty are they) 😀

10 years ago

i guess i’m the first one to comment again.. hahahahaha 😀
I think you missed describing the taste of yakgwa and honey hoddeok?? hihihihihi
(just curious how tasty they are) 😀

10 years ago

I like the traditional dress paper.. 😀 kawaii..!!

andrew w
andrew w
10 years ago

Your photos are so nice Jamie!
Can you tell me what camera you use please?

10 years ago

I’am fasting & now i’m read ur blog post about fooood…
Hoddeeok looks yummy….

love ur blog, coz I’m korean addictive… <3