Monday, June 06, 2005

I am Back!

I am back from my "fishing trip" in Japan and Korea!

"Fished" lots of Sashimi and also some Mister Donut too.... woohooo!
(Mister Donut is so popular in Taiwan now! I wish they will come to Singapore some day!)

And i managed to "fish" an iRiver H10 (in red!) in Korea -after much bargaining. YAHOOOO!


Everyone, meet Pluto, my very first MP3 Player!

It was so hard to get the Koreans to understand me. It was harder for me to understand them! So tiring! Now i truly understand the pain of communicating with people who don't speak your language.

I am so glad i still can remember most of my Japanese... I feel so comfortable in Japan... The familiar sight, smell and sound...the food! the people! the shopping! Uniqlo! Muji! The convenience stores! The drug stores! The cosmetic shops! The departmental stores!!

I love Japan! I hope i can go to Japan again!!

Not too sure about Korea though.. hmmmm

I am not used to being shoved and pushed around by the Koreans.. really, no fun at all.. I don't think "Excuse Me" exists in their dictionary...But it sure was fun pushing them away! They didn't mind it when i just pushed them aside when they are blocking my way or bumping into them. Hmmmmm I guess they are just used to it.

Oh and the Koreans are really crazy about shopping....
At 3am people are still shopping and bargaining.. the shopping mall was so crowded! In fact, all these doesn't stop till 5am! I've never shopped so much in my life before! My feet was so tired... My ankles were hurting... and i almost had leg cramp! & My calf muscles are still aching today!

Argh.. and i gave my credit card a really good work out too! Aiyoh.. dare not see the bill...

15 comments:

MyOrangeSweater said...

SOOOO JEALOUS OF YOU!!!! The only place I've been to in Japan is Narita Airport. I would love to live in Japan for a while, to totally absorb the language and culture. And of course to meet my idol: Toyokawa Etsuji, love him to death ... wahahaha

sari said...

Welcome back babe!!! Manz u really went fishing!!! I watched lots of tv programs, they always show lots of fresh seafood from Japan!! I wanan go there tooo!! Went to Korea and I really hate the food there!!! People ove rthere try to act like Jap yeah.. they are crazy shoppers indeed! hehehee...
O and I just made egg tarts and chicken rice, hehehhee

Jayaxe said...

Haha, "it was fun pushing them away" indeed!! Actually, you can try learning to speak Korean. I'm sure it's easier than Japanese because there are only as much characters to learn as the English alphabet!

jettykey said...

Oh Korea sounds fun. I tried learning Korean for a while but gave up...

Anonymous said...

Good choice! The iriver. I'm aiming for the flash payer iFP-799!

the baker said...

lucky girl. i've been craving for jap food the past few days... and to think that you were actually on Jap soil fishing for fresh fish! that's like sashimi for the soul...knowing that you actually fished hard for them. haha. anyway me going to eat jap tomorrow... and I'm definitely gonna eat lots of sashimi.

did you go to any hot springs. i've never ever been to japan unfortunately. only seen it on tv every sunday! for an hour. man that's so not enough. hey, post some pics? at least of the freakin' delicious freshes sashimi? pretty please? ;0)

Hisreason said...

I also want a holiday! Dun need Korea/Japan, even Malaysia also can! Haha....

I still swear by my Sony :D!

Fat Fingers said...

Lynne : don't be jealous hehe with money, it is possible hehe can sign up for homestay prog :D Who is he? i dunno leh haha must see the face then i know.

Sari Party Girl : Thanks! :D Yeah your egg tarts look soooo good!! Yeah must go to Japan! Everyone must go there at least once in their life :D

Jayaxe : My Korean vocab only consist of Bulgogi and Kim Chi hahaha. I know how to say hello and thank you too. Yeah it's nice learning a new lang. I might do that when i have more time.

Anna : Yes the shopping is fun! but not the crowd hehe.

Anon : Yeah i am enjoying Pluto a lot! I hope you'll get your iriver soon hehe.

The Baker : Enjoy your sashimi! :D I've been to some hotsprings before during winter and it was a nice experience. And i didn't take the pics of the sashimi cos it was part business trip part holiday hehe. Very pai seh to keep snapping pics of food in front of biz associates hehe

Hisreason : actually my holiday was sponsored by Dick! haha Yeah i think SOny is good too! hehe I would love to have a sony too but Pluto will be jealous..

Dan said...

welcome back! well at least your biz trip with dick turns out well after all.. without him in the picture ofcoz..

grump from canberra said...

hi fat fingers. im grump from canberra. got your link from dan. anyways, did you go to the world expo in Japan? would love some info if you did.
cheers

Kelly Chan said...

Arghh!!! I wanna go to Japan & Korea too!!! Feeling so green now...

Oh yeah! Did you go to World Expo? I heard it's fun...

By the way, is the iRiver cheaper there?

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Mister Donut was in Singapore many years ago! Like when I was 9 years old? It opened somewhere in Holland Village.

Fat Fingers said...

Dan : Thanks! Yes! It was great without having Dick around!

Grump : I didn't go to the world expo cos i wasn't at Aichi prefecture.

Kelly : Nope didn't go world expo. too far from where i was :( . Iriver is slightly cheaper in KOR. about $50. You must go to Japan some day!

LMD : Is it???? Argh.. i wish they will come back again. I love Mister Donuts. Taiwan has one now. I heard the queue there was really long..

grump from canberra said...

the q for mister donut in taiwan, tien mu is about 200 minutes and its limited to 30 donuts per person. 200 MINUTES!!! what do they put in the donuts? poppy seeds?
anyway, fat fingers.. i enjoyed your blog - very interesting.

Fat Fingers said...

Grump : thank you! :)
Don't know what they put in the donuts but they sure taste good! hehe.