So yesterday was pouring it down, literally chucking buckets. We'd decided to go to the Hello Kitty cafe, but it was SO HARD TO FIND! After 2 1/2 hours of walking through the rain (my darling grey Zara pumps got soaked) we finally found it. If any of you guys are ever in Seoul looking for it ignore ALL the directions given on the internet. They all say 'get off at exit 5' for the train. They LIED, it's exit NINE!
The Hello Kitty Cafe was worth it though, it was brimming with cuteness, the only things on the menu were filled with sugar and fat :D Perfect for munching on after a long hard walk in the rain :P Everything was Hello Kitty themed, the chairs, the food, the tables (the emergency exit signs :P), even the bathrooms! I loved it :P A bit childish maybe, but it's my idea of heaven :P Hot pink heaven :P
We also visited Artbox, which may just be my favourite shop in the entire world! I got nearly all of my
friends pressies from there, and also got myself these goodies :D
As you can probably tell the cute clothes were my favourite part :P I got a tank top with tiny cats all over it and jammie shorts with elephants on them! I also got these three pairs of ankle socks for only 50p each! My favourite thing though was the adorable camera case with a grumpy looking cat on it. My old case was boring and bulky and plain, this one makes me so happy everytime I see it!
Today me and my friend visited the enormous COEX mall to go to the aquarium. I love aquariums (good really seeing as I'm studying marine biology :P), so I really wanted to go to this one. It was enormous, it just kept going and going and going. It had an amazing array of animals in brilliant unique tanks, (and some random animals like hedgehogs and fruitbats too for some reason :P).
There was also an underwater tunnel through the shark exhibit. I love sharks so much (they had about 4 different species in that tank) but the speakers were playing the Jaws theme through the tunnel. It was so creepy! The tunnel was also really long, and quite dark, so I'd just be walking along watching the fish when suddenly dun dun dun dun dun dun duh duh duhhh! :P A little bit of a tense atmosphere really :P
I had to have this fluffy turtle, I'm a sucker for cuddly toys in giftshops :P
On the way back from the aquarium to the train station we had to walk through the whole mall, and as I have no willpower at all I of course bought some things. I saw the Jimmy Choo perfume that I had wanted ever since I smelled a sample in a magazine agesss ago (you can read the post here ) and had to buy it :P Probably a little silly, but I thought whilst I was on a spending spree I may as well. I also got an adorable sample size version of the Swarovski Aura perfume, which is a really nice flowery fragrance.
Next we went to a Totoro shop. I squealed when I saw it. Literally stood there squealing in public... But it was a Totoro shop!!! Sadly everything was ridiculously expensive in there :( So I only bought two little things, I got a teeny weeny Totoro for myself and a little set of Totoro figures for my boyfriend (because he loves Totoro too, but isn't into cute cuddly toys like I am :P).
I totally accidentally went into another Artbox. That shop is just too incredible for words!! I want EVERYTHING. But I restrained myself (a bit :P) and only bought a few things. I got two pretty notebooks, because I'm always writing lists, or notes, or doodling so I run through notebooks at a ridiculous rate (and because they were too pretty to say no to :P). I also got a headband with sequined detailing because I've gotten really into hair accessories lately (I just need to master the cute hairstyles to go with them! :P).
Phew, no wonder I'm so tired out! Tomorrow we're going to go to the Hwaseong Fortress, which is quite near where I'm currently staying (near as in a bus journey not a train journey away :P). So we won't have any long journeys tomorrow. Just relaxed sightseeing and NO SHOPPING! :P I've seriously overspent so am trying to cool it for a few days :P We'll see how long that lasts... :P
p.s. I may have been eaten by a shark today...