Gwanghwamun Square & Artbox Giveaway Winners Announced

I went over to Gyeongbokgung the other day when I had some free time in Seoul. Unfortunately, I didn’t look up the hours/days they are open. Turns out it’s closed on Tuesdays. ใ… ใ…  Oh boo…

But still I had a nice walk down Gwanghwamun Square to see the statues of King Sejong and Admiral Yi.

*Plus* Artbox giveaway winners are announced! I’ll be contacting them shortly.

As always, thanks for reading and watching. ๐Ÿ™‚

Giveaway – Artbox stationary

I just can’t resists cute things. So heaven help me if I walk past Artbox.

Artbox is one of my favorite stores. They have stationary, clothing, make-up, home goods, and more! I especially like buying the notebooks for when I’m studying Korean.

So I’m going to share my love of this fine store with you guys. I will be giving away 2 sets of goodies to 2 lucky people. Check ’em out!

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This is the perfect little set for studying languages, I think. I love the vocabulary note cards. Much better than the big ones I used to use when I was in school.

To participate I’d like you to comment either here or on YouTube. Don’t forget to Share & Like too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Deadline: March 19th 11:59 PM KST

Thanks, guys!

Apartment #2 Tour

Finally! I’ve been meaning to film this since I moved in. ;>.>

I’ve been in this place for 2 years. ย My first year with EPIK I lived in a decent one room. It was clean and newish, and no real problems with neighbors. I decided I wanted more space though so I found a 2 room in the same area.

It took a little work to find a new place. At the time my co-teacher couldn’t take me around so one of my Korean friends was kind enough to go with me. Basically in Korea you call up a real estate agency (known as ๋ถ€๋™์‚ฐ) in the area you want to move into. You can tell them all the things you’re looking for like 1 or 2 room, fully furnished or partially furnished, your price range, etc.

I looked at about 4 places and wasn’t really feeling any of them. Then the realtor said she knew one more place. All the other places were either a little small or didn’t have all the features I wanted like a cooking range or fridge. This seemed just right. For 320,000 won a month the price seemed too good to be true. I had my friend asked them if there was ย catch, but they just said “Oh we’re Christian”. So… I guess it’s thanks to Christian charity. The deposit, however, is nothing to sneeze at. It set me back 5,000,000 won (about $5,000). Granted you usually get it all back, but that’s still a lot of money!

Other than the mold problem and the upstairs neighbor who walks around like an elephant I’ve really liked it. Plus my landlord and his wife are super nice. He fixes things when I need it and every once in awhile she brings me something like fruit, rice cake, and hoddeok. I’m grateful for myย ํ• ์•„๋ฒ„์ง€ andย ํ• ๋จธ๋‹ˆ (grandpa and grandma) landlord/lady.

Now I just have to get organized for moving out. Oh joy!