Right now I am tired. Very very tired, and my hair still stinks of smoke, even after a hairwash and multiple squirts of perfume. Last night my friend took me out to some Korean clubs in Seoul. Oh. My. God. They're a little bit different from the English clubs I know and love :P But that's the second part of this post, earlier in the day we went to Myongdong, so I'll start with that :P
Myongdong is a REALLY busy shopping area in Seoul. It has sooooo many shops, it feels like we hardly went into any. And on top of that there are stalls out on the streets and motorbikes slowly weaving their way through the crowds, a little terrifying, but a lot of fun. I may have bought a few things again, but a lot less than my last haul :P I tried to stay out of the beauty shops (my weakness). I did see a Laneige, but we were in a hurry to catch out train so I couldn't go in :( Next time maybe...
The first shop was a slightly tacky souvenir shop :P (I love these). I accidentally spent £40 on a handmade jewellery box for my mum... > . < Oops, I got confused with the number of 0's on the price and by the time I realised she was already wrapping it up, so I decided to keep it and I hope my mum REALLY likes it :P. I also got a couple of other (considerably cheaper) souvenirs for people and a couple for myself. I couldn't resist this cute Hello Kitty in a hanbok and a Girls Generation notebook :p
Next we went to Forever 21, but this was for practical reasons, I know it's boring to go to a global chain whilst in a foreign country, but I needed a dress for clubbing (I also hadn't been to a Forever 21 yet, despite there being a few in England). I picked up this gorgeous dark orange chiffon dress, I literally walked past, fell in love and grabbed it. (Ignore the slight stains in the photo, I wore it last night and may have spilled tequila on it...).
The next two items weren't needed for the night out, but I felt as though I needed them in my life :P I got this mint green scarf (I need more Spring pastels!) and this cute floaty umbrella top :D
Outside on the street, whilst my friend was buying shoes from a stall, I found another stall packed with cute dresses. I've wanted a white lacy dress for the longest time, and had to have this one.
Final buy of the day was this cute panda eyemask, I love how adorable and sad the panda looks > . <
We went into loads more shops, but I managed to restrain myself in those :P
Later in the day we went out clubbing, it was an hour and a half train journey (ewww > . <) to the part of Seoul where the club was. We arrived at 8:30, and went to a bar for pre-drinks until about 11:30. I tried Soju for the first time, I didn't think it was that bad until a couple of (shared :P) bottles down the line when I stood up and fell right back down again :P.
After pre's we got to the club, which was one of the weirdest things I've ever experienced. Firstly people are allowed to smoke in clubs, my eyes were watering and it smelled horrible. Secondly most people seemed to be dancing in a strangely uniform way, facing the dj and doing the same dances to particular songs. Thirdly, the guys were like mosquitoes. They. Would. Not. Leave. Us. Alone. Normally guys in English clubs are a bit persistent, but the Korean guys took it to a whole new level > . <. One guy kept trying to put his hands round my waist even after I'd 1) told him no, 2) told him I had a boyfriend, 3) shook my head at him and waved him away 4) after I'd elbowed him in the ribs (for trying to grind against me) 5) after I'd turned around, shouted go away (perhaps with worse language :P) and given him the finger. Normally people would get the message after number 3.
Because the trains didn't run again until 5:30 we didn't get home til 7am. So I fell into bed for 12 hours and woke up just as it was getting dark again :P. Right now I feel a little bit surreal, and hungry for chocolate. I need chocolate...why is it night time...I want chocolate!
The worst thing about Korean clubbing? No chip shops on the way home...