Can’t believe I had a nightmare about sending clients a copy riddled with errors. Plus I haven’t been feeling well yesterday and today so here’s some light-hearted stuff.
The first time I met NamChin‘s parents was in the summer of 2012. After my school trip ended, we met up in Seoul and left for Daejeon where his family stayed.
Road to Daejeon
Daejeon is South Korea ‘s fifth-largest metropolis. I think it is like Yishun. It’s not as glitzy but it has everything you might need at arm’s length. And it’s easy to find spaces without a lot of people.
I really enjoyed this trip because it was the first time I got to see my boyfriend’s house and where he lived! Yay!
NamChin and I took the KTX from Seoul to Daejeon. It takes around one hour.
I was very amused when we were in Korea and NamChin knew where we were all the time because everything was foreign to me. That’s him dragging the luggage from behind on the right.
Finally, we reached Daejeon. I was really excited to see where he stayed. His family has since moved to another area of Daejeon which is why we feel more comfortable posting these pics.
We reached the residential area after a short ride.
There are even cameras to make sure people recycle their trash correctly.
You can see that the houses were densely packed. One morning, I woke up to a loud shrill female voice. It was the neighbor. I wasn’t surprised though because in Singapore, I can hear my neighbors too. But I was still groggy from sleep.
Me: Hmm, I don’t think I have an Indian neighbour…
Me: Oh, I’m in Korea!
I reflected on it and thought that actually, Korean and Indian might sound a little similar. They have rolled Rs and when spoken really fast, can sound like a rapidly rolling marble of various sounds.
On the first day of meeting the NamChin’s parents, we went to eat fish porridge together.
We had a pretty idyllic stay. My boyfriend’s family stayed on the first floor of an apartment block. The windows were flooded with sunlight every morning and the lace curtains offered some privacy.
Even though Omma has a full-time job, the menu changed everyday and we ate so much food.
Apparently, Koreans like to joke that the “ggalggari” is the highest tech Korean military gear. I have to agree. Very comfortable.
Visited NamChin’s primary school!
I was really interested to see NamChin’s primary school so we went there. But there wasn’t a fence and people can easily walk in, which freaked me out a little because it’s a primary school! The name of the school is St. Mary Elementary School.
Apparently, when night falls, people can walk into schools to use the facilities such as the fields. I think that’s a good practice.
Oh, and apparently Song Joong Ki came from this primary school. Yes, the one from Descendants of the Sun. Technically he is my boyfriend’s sunbae (lol). And sauce confirmed.
NamChin: Song Joong Ki sunbae, notice me!
The post got long so here are other stuff to do in Daejeon..