You can probably already tell what I've now become obsessed with.....that's right, CAFES! For some reason I never really paid attention to this cafe. I've been here about twice now. The first time was in August, the second was today. Being in here made me realize how cute this cafe is! The cafe is called Obliviate.
Finally I got to see the Nutcracker. I've always loved the nutcracker movies during the holidays, but I've never seen it live. Luckily for me, in Korea expats get 20% off tickets to see the Nutcracker. So, the original price was 80,000 and we paid 66,000 including tax. This was my first ballet performance, actually my first musical performance EVER! It was held at the Universal Arts Center in Seoul.
I'm never in Seoul during the week, but today I had to go renew my passport since it expires in a few weeks. After doing that I had about 3 hours to kill so I decided to go back to Edae. When I was in Edae this past weekend I tried to go to another cafe called Afternoon Tea but it was packed. So, I went there again today. First, I decided to go to the Hello Kitty cafe in Sinchon.
Edae is the area around the Ewha Women's University. There are lots of places to shop and this area is also known for it's cafes. I found a couple cafes online that looked interesting, so I finally decided to visit. First stop was Raintree.
While teaching in Korea, you are bound to have a birthday. Finally mine has come!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEEE!!!!! Back home I usually wouldn't do much for my birthday because it is always bitterly cold or there's lot of snow. Since i'm in Korea I thought why not? So I've decided to get table service in Gangnam's Club NB (Noise Basement).
There is only two weeks left until Christmas. I finally got my Christmas tree and decorations. I saw Christmas trees at Homeplus (Korean Wal-Mart) for a few weeks now, but at the time it was too early to get it. At home I was always the one who wanted to Christmas decorations up and loved to do it. so I had to do it in my apartment, even though I am alone here.
So, Lotte World Mall opened almost two months ago, and I have been dying to go there ever since I heard. You could spend the whole day in the mall and not see everything! There is 11 floors and they have different buildings depending on what you are looking for. They have luxury brand stores like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Guiseppe Zanotti. They also have luxury alcohol, the most expensive one I looked at was 1,000,000 won ($1,000) and it was a champagne. There is also brands like Zara, H&M, etc. It doesn't stop there! The movie theater, Lotte Cinema has 21 screens, the largest aquarium in Korea, it's also connected to Lotte World (the amusement park), lots of western restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe and P.F. Chang's and a lot more. Definitely a place to check out!
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