Day 3, 18 May, Monday
The best thing about air bnb apartments where the owners are around…
I was quite excited cos I was supposed to go diving.. But you know, when crap happens every day, you kinda expect it to happen today too.
The two dropped me off at the dive shop… and then 10mins after talking to me the owner asked if I wanted to come back the next day because.. conditions weren’t good. Was at a loss because friends had alr driven off for the day (they were picking me up at 2pm, and it was 9am urg). #fucked
Tried asking the owner for wifi but apparently they didn’t have it, he drove me to a community centre and they people were in a meeting, and the lady was super unwilling to lend me her 3g because “it’s my data, you’re using my data” wtf. (part of the reason why everyone loves korea except me… ) Somehow, managed to connect to the public wifi and thank God seriously shy picked up. Got them to pick me up and the day was saved…
It was raining quite heavily and sky was overcast. bleh. Stopped by a coffee shop to slack. heh.
I got hot chocolate and the owners gave me a small cup of coffee to try! And try I did.. slowly getting used to the idea of coffee as a beverage..
here’s how it looked when I tipped toed. HAHAHA. forehead making its way to hall of fame.
Headed down to see the waterfall! such preetz. If it wasn’t raining I reckon there’d be people playing in the water. thinking about it, no diff, alr gonna get wet wtf hahaah. Maybe the water would be warmer in summer. It was pretty chilly..
I’d love to be under the waterfalls one day! maybe break my neck wtf but I’ve seen some pretty pictures online. Also, I’ve a feeling i’llneed to wear a swimming costume cos given my luck, the water would force the bikini down, leaving me stark naked. not a pretty sight…
I think the better part of the meal came when they gave us rice!! and we mixed it in.. so yummy. plus, seaweed too! burnt rice with seaweed.. yum yum… and from here you can see how shy’s sooo engrossed with the tv show.
Next stop after lunch: Manjanggul cave! I dont remember much, except it was rainy and even in the cave I needed an umbrella. haahah.
This is what we saw at the end of the tunnel. As you can tell, I wasn’t impressed.
Then it was time for dinner~~ oh how the cold makes me hungry all the time.. we had a few prawns and live abalone (omg freakkkyyy, vaginas having a life of their own), and lotsa pork. So i sat and ate some abalone (albeit unwillingly cos I dont like seeing animals die in front of me wtf double standards i know), while both of them had their yummy pork~~
Don’t think we did much, drove home and stoned hehe.
Omg kimchi rice.. AND THE LOVELY POLLACK SOUP OMG… <3<3<3 breakfast for champs hello. hahahaaha.
so they dropped me at the dive shop (and this time, waited till I was sure I could go..) uhh I went to big blue 33. I don’t recommend it lah. the owner isn’t service oriented (but then again, germans aren’t known for their service)… and honestly he could have told me a lot more…
Anyway, two shore dives.. and i’m reminded that i will most probably decline scuba dive in 15deg waters… it’s painful man. so.damn.painful. and waves were merciless I could barely stand.. got hit by one wave after another and it got me down and I got so tired I just clung on for dear life till it stopped.
I didn’t enjoy my dives. Freezing waters made it difficult to concentrate on anything (except that I was freezing). Plus, I wasn’t used to donning so many wetsuits wtf. was very very immobile, couldn’t wear the fins properly, gloves made it difficult for me to tighten/loosen my mask… BUT HEY I SURVIVED. I saw a flat flounder fish, and lots of seaweed. that’s about it.
I remember being very very happy that I ended the second dive.. We were basically swimming non stop trying to keep warm. What a terrible memory to have.. T_T
So prettyyyy. and it was pretty huge too.. ahah uh ok la relative size.. see below..
Lunch was.. another pot of everything vegetables. I remember the soup being tasty, there were lotsa tinyass shrimp in there.. Well it didn’t work that well for shy cos she’s allergic to the shit in the prawns…
Found a stone in my shoe, had to remove it.. and thought my socks should be admired. I realise I’ve lotsa socks with random cutsey prints? For no reason. And.. I don’t even buy socks LOL. Thanks friends.
And there was a pretty pony too! I’m convinced it loves me. Anyway, I think people don’t realise that these animals are harmless.. You just have to stand where they can see you, and wait for them to notice you, and approach you first. If you’re gonna be an idiot and go up to the horse from behind, then really. serves you right.
Well, shy found another dandelion… lovely pic right?
So I snapped the pic for her, wind was blowing from my back.. After this pic, I stepped aside to let her blow the dandelion, and next thing you know, wind blows the dandelion onto her face.
This resulted in… this.
Burst out laughing, obviously, I MEAN HOW SUAY ARE YOU TO HAVE A DANDELION DISINTEGRATE IN YOUR FACE HAHAHAHAHAAH. but ok I did help her to remove those from her hair and face lah.
Walked on and we came across a pretty field.. And there I had my julie andrew’s moment…
Well that was fun. Spinning round and round….
I can’t remember what we had for dinner… but we want back pretty late and decided to stargaze! best decision indeed!
Here’s what my camera captured
Free of light pollution, man, it was amazing, lying on raincoats and bundled up in my jackets/shawl… Could have fallen asleep if not for the hard, cold, and wet grounds…
Here you see shy deciding that it’ll be a good idea to pluck jo’s eyebrows… i mean, what are sleepovers for?
I remember laughing a lot that night.
One of them was when shy was done showering…
Shy: so you know.. the dandelion exploded in my face…
me: -bursts out laughing again-
Shy: I was cleaning my nostrils.. and I found one inside
I think they had to ignore me while I laughed till I got sleepy…
And that was how I fell asleep! We slept rather early because the next morn, we were gonna climb the mountain to see sunrise!