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Our Last Full Day in Seoul

It is our last day in Seoul, we had enough exploring and now its time for more serious stuff like shopping. Usually, I don't like to do a lot of going back and forth as I want to save my energy and focus the task at hand-- shopping for the kids.

Today we went around in the morning in Itaewon, Namdaemun in the afternoon and dinner in Noryangjin.

Itaewon


We stumbled upon this large store in Itaewon. It is a store full of cartoons called the Line Friends with merchandise. There were giant stuff toys. It's like a wonderland chock full of cuteness. I saw a recent billboard in Times Square, New York, I assume they would open a store here soon.


KCC Farmer's Market - Oahu, Hawaii

Another wish crossed off on our list. Farmer's Market is usually set up on a weekend morning. And since we are on limited time in Oahu, we ended skipping this adventure. I am glad we were finally able to visit one.

The KCC (Kapiolani Community College) Farmer's Market is organized by the Hawaii Farm Bureau which was originally started by a group of local farmers to promote and advocate the locally grown commodities.

We started our day early and was able to get a close parking spot. Then it started to rain.


Reading Terminal Market

Philadelphia, PA - It is my second time here at the Reading Terminal Market. It is also unfortunate that we only have free time on Sundays to stop by here where only 70% of the market are open. The Amish stalls are closed Sundays.

I do wish to see the market in its full glory when it is crowded and full of life. Maybe we need another visit in the near future, hopefully we would make it on a weekday.


A day in Philly

It has been quiet on my end lately. First, my laptop went kaput with all my photos, videos and files, it was stressful enough but I had seen it coming. That laptop had been temperamental these past few months that it quickly overheats then freeze. The day the mother(effing?)board got fried it finally shutdown and went to sleep for good. So now, I try to check on emails on borrowed computer till I get a new one.

Another culprit was the weather. It has been cold and snowy last few weeks and I didn't really like to go out and bundle up unless I really need to. It's bad enough that I have to go to work and run errands but I preferred to stay indoors as much as I could.

There was a hint of spring from the last couple of weeks. The weather seem comfortable enough to wander back outdoors even with a light jacket. Finally, I took up the courage to dust up my camera and planned a day trip to Philadelphia.

Our first stop was a quick brunch at Chinatown for some dim sum. Philly Chinatown is a fraction smaller compared to New York City, somehow it took us a while to find a place that serves dim sum. Not all restaurants have it based on their menu posted on the window. We were lucky enough to find a good one, it didn't hurt that it is reasonable too. Our tab cost about $10 per person. Not bad at all.

We also happened to watch a short parade in honor of World Peace and Prosperity, surely I am up for that.