Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday at Gangnam

"I'm bored. Let's go somewhere else..."

Was my greeting to Hiro when he woke up almost 11 a.m last Saturday. Thus we ended up waiting for the bus to Gangnam at 12.30 a.m; sweating after walking in a hurry in a humid summer day.

It took 1.5 hours to Gangnam. More than half an hour longer due to traffic jam. We were really hungry so we just chose the nearest restaurant we could find (of course after Hiro went in first to check the menu offered there). We stuffed ourselves at a bakery not far from the bus stop. I was too hungry that I didn't take any photo of the bakery or the large amount of tempting bread and pastries displayed. Something we would never find in Incheon, at least for now. The food was really nice, but pity we couldn't spend a little more time there since Iki wanted to get out of that place asap :(.

It was really a hot afternoon, and apparently Gangnam is not a place for relaxing with a baby around. It's a shopping area with lots of shops and cafes and bars, and hawkers along the streets. I used to enjoy Gangnam when I was still pregnant, but somehow I felt different now. Blame it to the heat? :p. At the end of the street we found a big book store, Kyobo. A perfect place to cool down and find something to read.

The foreign books section is not too large and I couldn't really find interesting novels there. But I found a pocket Korean phrase book by LonelyPlanet. Yeah right.....buying Korean language book just few months before we leave Korea?! HAHA!. But still, for me the book is worthed to buy.

We strolled the street once more, so that little Iki could enjoy walking here and there. But again it was too hot (how many times did I mention "HOT" already?! :p), and look what we could only "enjoy" in Gangnam:

People, people and people.
Yes. Lots of people that we could hardly walk. This phenomenon is just sooooo common everywhere we go, either in Incheon or Seoul. That's why we don't dare to go to the zoo or big amusement park. Once experience at an aquarium in Seoul is more than enough actually.

So we decided to go back to Incheon. Again Iki was a really good boy. Didn't sleep but didn't cry during the bus trip. I was dead tired when Hiro said: "At the end people would realize that home is the best place. Did you enjoy the trip, Shierly?"

I smiled and said, "Yes, I did. I could eat that very delicious bread and most of all could spend this saturday afternoon with you and Iki. And oh yes, I also got refreshed :p"

Hiro: "good answer otherwise I would punch you"

Hahahahahahahahaha hey....I did enjoy the trip!! (^__^)


kenmari said...

Halo. Makasih ya, beberapa kali sudah mampir ke blogku.

Sheila said...

Hahahahaha, salah sendiriiii you asked for the trouble, now you got the hot place and couldnt even the least complain! Hahahahahaha.

But it's actually a nice change, right Shier?
Btw how's the muscle doing? Hehehe. When are you leaving for Japan? Ready for the hot origami, eh onigiri, ehhh apa sehhh hot spring, what was the Jap word again? I forgot, hihihi... you Japs have too many weird words...

NoorIntan said...

hahaha... bener tuh kata Sheila, salah sendiri minta panas2an di kerumunan orang2... tapi aku juga kadang kalo bosen cukup ke chinatown nonton orang udah puas kok, well kadang sambil 'sedikit' belanja gitu... :p

imoet said...

sama-sama (^__^)

hehehe sudah saya tidak usah dikobong2i. tapi kalo gak gitu kan ya sampe hari ini pasti masih bete jutek sebel boseeeen terus di rumah kotakku di incheon sini :p
yes, indeed it's a "NICE" change. (btw, aku gak biasa denger kamu panggil "shier" :p).
Tgl 15 la...yah..masih workout nih biar nanti waktu telanjang di ONSEN gak ada lemak yang menggantung-gantung hehehe

wah ya gimana gak ilang bosennya kalo juga ada "belanja"nya bu?! :))

Niken said...

Org jepun sendiri jg sering gagal dptin sim lho. Mknya bener2 lucky kl bs sekali ujian lulus. Biayanya jg tergantung daerah masing2 & tmp belajarnya :-)