Monday, November 06, 2006

I'm back!

ok, i "was" back last wednesday night. touched ground 7pm and damn drained out. Korea is okay, i have had so many wonderful experience and have done some soul searching too. so, all-in-all this trip is worth every single cent that i spent. i'll definitely go back again, maybe end of 2007 or 2008.

10 impressions about Korea & Koreans

1. They are driving in the different direction, so Malaysian license holders cannot drive there. and i have a hard time accustom myself to "look left" rather than "look right" when walk across roads! (nearly got banged few times)

2. Koreans are so good looking!! okay, apart from the surgery thing, they go out wearing great attires!! men wear formal tie with suits, girls all make-up and wear fancy dress... the view on the street is nice and eye-feasting.

3. Koreans are nice people. I'm not surprised if it's one of the countries with lowest crime rate. the atmosphere is so peaceful. even if you leave your laptop or handphone on the table, no one is going to steal it! stealing and cheating are just not any part of their lives.

4. Another prove is no one is going sit on the seat for handicaps or senior citizens on subway trains... i mean none!! unlike malaysia. even if the trains are totally full, the young and trendy and hip teenagers will not even sit on those seats!! i'm genuinely impressed!

5. They are really helpful people... ok, although most of them are of no help because they can't speak a word of English, but they are STILL helpful people. even if you have made known to them that you don't know Korean, they will still try to help you by speaking non-stop Korean, as if you somehow will miraculously understand them! hehe...

6. They are really warm people. Most time when we met a group of unlces and aunties, they ill extend their friendship, hand you some food and drinks, give you a ride, bring you personally to the place you ask for eventhough it means walking away from their work for 10 minutes!!!

7. Their food is always red in colour!! hehe... okay, and most of the food are vegetable, they seldom have meat. and Koreans love spicy and hot food!! some are so hot, i as malaysian also have to admit "kalah"... and yes, most of the food are also fermented... my sister on the way back told me that "the whole country has this fermented smell" and too much of the smell makes her sick!

8. cosmetic and facial masks are really cheap there!! no wonder people there have so beautiful and translucent skin texture! okay, i've bought a lot of facial masks too! :P

9. Korea is not a "friendly" place for foreign travellers, especially backpackers... cause it's really really hard to navigate around Korea for there is NO english words at all!! no english on road signs, billboards, notices, public transportation, ticket counters... and to make it worse, most Koreans don't speak English at all!!! so you better bring along your english-korean dictionary, or follow tour where the tour guide will do the job for you.

10. It's FREAKING expensive in Korea... bring a lot of dough or you shall starve to death!! one proper fried rice in Korea is close to RM20 per plate. a bottle of mineral water is about RM2.50. BBQ set for 2 person is close to RM200. youth hostel or even homestay are about RM100 per small room. proper hotel room cost about RM200 or more!!

10 comments:

mel said...

ginseng sweets overdose...why din post pics one?so potong...haha

Shuk Ling said...

yeah lor sir...
whr is ur pic?
v r waiting to c some pic from u leh...
I never been thr,
so c pic also will do...
haha...

fengmey said...

wow...
really sounds like a wonderful trip ya..
faster post some photos la sir..
n i'll make sure myself be thr someday hehe..

sis said...

嘿老弟,我偷了你这篇文放在我的Blog,ok?呵呵~
我写了Teddy Bear Museum的游记,图文并茂,欢迎转载~接下来还会有其它游记~

Teddy Beh said...

photos later lah... very busy lah when come back to malaysia... so many things due or overdued!! sigh... -.-"

++ said...

those facial masks...對你應該沒什麽用了...認命吧...不然給我,我幫你解決,不要浪費嘛,嘿嘿...
anyway, welcome back!

Anonymous said...

ada apa bagus punya ingin bagi kita orang? haha ~

sir, i might study in Utar soon, but not Broadcasting nor journalism, it's part time degree for chinese studies~

finally decided already!!

vans

Teddy Beh said...

++: you must at least give me some hope mah... bad bad student n friend!! -.-"

vans: good luck. did u check whether you can do the chinese studies in master straight away?

wai said...

korea was a great place for holiday...i think can be backpaker lar..last time my fren also like tat...the safety there also good where can sleep at the station without worrying crime....
sir u got buy the korea famous product ginseng o not...??many ppl travel there must buy de....

小货车--〉疯狂车库 said...

sir, i knew about the master in chinese studies, but it needs at least 3 years experiences in related field, but sadly, i'm not.

i might not qualified for the degree class, as i din hav a diploma in chinese studies, anyway, i hav to try. If i'm fail, then will take USQ paper then..

so hard to find a campus which can suit my time. i'm really tired for it.

PLUS, CHoo harn is in KL now, yam cha on saturday?