So yesterday, Jung-soo and I explored Gangnam. Well, it was exploring for me. She's actually quite familiar with it all. We first went and had... patbingsoo! It was huge and I can't believe the two of us finished it.
After finishing it and sharing stories about similar our dads are, we headed to the shops. While we went through a lot of stores, we didn't buy anything because it was fairly expensive. Gangnam is the richer district of Seoul for sure. They're apparently always doing construction because they have the money to do so.
Afterwards, we got 닭꼬치, which is basically a bunch of chicken on a skewer. But it was really good! It was layered in a sauce that could range from not spicy to deathly spicy. I opted for the not spicy. There's a level of spicy (a little more than halfway up the scale) that requires you to be an adult to try, haha.
We then went to a place that does those sticker photos. Just like in the US they have those photo booths you see at amusement parks and malls. But, here, you can photoshop it like crazy. I don't have a scanner so I can't show you, but here's the website that shows what people have done: Bling bling. There's a timer on machine so we ran out of time while photoshopping and we ended up taking some weird pictures because it went by so quickly! But with the help of photoshop, they turned out pretty well.
I met one of Jung-soo's friends and the three of us had dinner at Mies Container, an Italian restaurant that has the feel of a shipping container and a club at the same time... The music was loud, the waiters were yelling, the furniture was mismatched, and the utensils and plates were all metal. The food was incredible though! The pasta salad came in a giant metal mixing bowl and we had a cheesy bread/bacon dish and some fries. Pictures below.
Me and Sarang, Jungsoo's friend. Her name literally translates to "love."
This picture was taken at a pole on the side of the street. You can email it to yourself after taking it. Super cool.
After eating, the three of us went to get MORE patbingsoo. This time it wasn't crazy big. Since I speak mainly English, everyone asks me to pronounce things correctly for them. And they're always so fascinated at how well I say things, haha. It's great.
We went home and just fell asleep. Sarang told me that she'd come home after hanging out with Jung-soo and sort of sigh. Her younger sibling (brother or sister? I forgot...) would always ask, "Did you hang out with Jung-soo today?" Haha, that's how I felt. It was a crazy day and super fun.