Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Korea Diary 3 : Hello Kitty Cafe and Fishies!

Ahhh, walking around all day has killed my poor little feet > . < I've been going to bed so much earlier since I've been in Korea! It's all these activities (and an awful lot of shopping :P) making me tired and making me go to bed so much earlier! Last night I went to bed at 10...10! Being a normal late night living student that I am my usual bedtime is more around 5am :P I'm not sure if I like this change or not...:P

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).

Seahorses!
The most exciting part of the aquarium for me was the manatee tank, I've never seen a manatee in real life before and I've always been fascinated by them. It was so amazing to watch them swimming around their exhibit! It really makes me want to study them more > . < They looked like huge adorable cuddly toys!


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

Sunny xxxxx

p.s. I may have been eaten by a shark today...

16 comments:

  1. i see that you splurged big time! happy for you! love your picks! hope you had lots of fun!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick

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    1. Ah I really did > . < I'll probably regret it when I get back home :P x

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  2. The hello kitty cafe looks amazing! Jealous! x

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  3. no wonder you're in bed so early!!!

    you're having the most shopping exhaustive days ever lol.

    Really luv your purchases!!

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  4. Hello Kitty cafe so cute! I've been to HelloKitty land in Japan and there were a lot of hello kitty themed food etc there >o< It was so cute haha XD

    The socks are so cute! I love cute socks lolol :3

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    1. Hello Kitty land sounds amazing! I'd love to go there one day :P x

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  5. That is actually the cutest cafe! xx

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  6. Those shorts are adorable ^_^
    So is everything else
    (except for that shark...he's just gorgeous)

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    1. Hehe, a very gorgeous shark :P x

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  7. Oh my God OO Cuteness overload!!! I would so much love to go to a Totoro shop!!!! I loooooove Totoro! And the Hello Kitty cafe looks so adorable!! Oo waaaaah I need to go to Korea too!!!! :D :D Great Gets!!!

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    1. I recommend going to Korea so much! It's amazing :P x

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  9. Ahh, the Totoro shop and Hello Kitty store! >___< So jealous! :D

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  10. Hello Kitty Store!!! No Way!!! xxxx Hehe I love the Paris Wrapping Paper Tehe!! Kinda Obssessed.

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