The 2010 Korean Trip

I’m concluding my blogs on the recent trip to Korea. The last day’s blog is short, I just ran out interest in telling the story of the what we did that day. I am also beginning to forget what I wanted to write about the day.

Anyway, here are the blogs of the trip:

  1. Day 0 – The Beginning of a Seoul Searching Trip
  2. Day 1 – Part 1
  3. Day 1 – Part 2
  4. Day 2
  5. Day 3 – Part 1
  6. Day 3 – Part 2
  7. Day 4 – Part 1
  8. Day 4 – Part 2
  9. Day 6

No entry for Day 5, because it was just too cold that day that I decided to stay indoor. I didn’t do much, except for my cross-stitch and surfing the Net 🙂

Seoul-Searching Trip – Day 6

Date: 16th December 2010

(BTW, there’s no story for Day 5, because I didn’t go out at all. The kids went to the National Museum). You can see their pix here)

Day 6 was our last day. We decided to hire the cab that fetched us on our arrival just 6 days earlier.

Mr Han, the driver came just before 12 noon. We were supposed to have his service from 12 noon until 8pm. The plan for the day was for him to take us to DMZ (De-militarized Zone), then send us straight to the airport.

BTW, Mr Han is a certified English and Japanese-speaking cab driver:

While we were in the cab, Mr Han told us that the traffic for the day was pretty heavy. This was due to the extreme cold weather that made many commuters to drive into Seoul rather than take the subway.

since DH has written a blog entry on this day event, I am just too lazy to do something similar, so why not I just re-direct you his blog.

Makcik Bloggers Meeting Again!

Yeah, exactly a week after the earlier Makcik Bloggers Meet, we had another meet. This time it was at Kak Puteri’s abode.

When I arrived (just before 3pm), Kitchen Guardian and Aida were already there.

Soon Kak Nas arrived followed by Kay.Before she could sit, there was a call asking Kay  for the direction to the place:

I just couldn’t tract who arrived after whom, but here are some shots captured during the meet:

I met Mamashita for the first time. I’ve been reading her blog, though not regularly..

I also met Kak Teh for the first time. Here’s Kak Teh when she arrived:

Like Mamashita’s, I read Kak Teh’s blog from time to time.

Since it was a pot-luck even, everybody came with something, and before we knew it there were so much food is every corner.

Among the earlier to arrive were Yani (Kitchen Guardian)’s  macaroons:

Then it was Kak Nas’ murtabak:

After that I just didn’t take much photo of the food except for the desserts:

There were also akok (together with adik/kuih bakar and abae/bahulu):

Kak Puteri when she was giving her quick welcoming speech:

Soon it was chow time:

A shot at the peak of the gathering:

And another:

and another:

And another:

Towards the end of my stay, we even managed a quick lesson on how to tie the scarf:

This group photo I took from Kak Puteri’s blog (I don’t know where she got it from):

I am sure glad I got to meet the other makcik bloggers whom I’ve not met before – Mamashita, Kitchen Guardian, K Zaitgha,K  Zendra, Kak Teh, Dee (didn’t get to chat much with her, maybe next time) and Ollie.

To Kak Puteri, a zillion thanks from me for hosting the event! Terima kasih daun keladi..  🙂

Makcik Bloggers Gathering

Date: 9 January 2011

Time: 3pm onwards

Venue: Marche, The Curve

Theme: RED

Last Sunday I was getting ready for the above meet. Each of us was required to bring a gift for a lucky draw.

Initially I wanted to give away these pairs of slippers that I got from my Bali trip:

The slippers are of 2 diffeent sizes, just to ensure that the receiver will have at least one that she can wear..  I then changed my mind…

After going through my collection, I decided to give away this vase I bought in Tokyo in 2004:

It had a nice box too:

nicely wrapped:

DH drove me there. Since it was quite congested, DH just dropped me there.

While waiting for Ezza to arrive, I went to Daiso and got myself some craft items 🙂 .

I then decided to wait at the main foyer. The view of the main foyer as I went down:

When Ezza called me (to inform me that she had arrived), I proceeded to Marche. Emy was already waiting there!

I met Kak Puteri for the first time. I had a pleasant surprise to know that one of them was Puan Nasirah, who is my first secondary school principal‘s wife!

Here’s a pic of Kak Puteri, Puan Nasirah and Ezza:

Soon Kay arrived:

Soon Yat & Wan Shana joined in:

Ibu arrived soon after.

Engrossed in our conversation:

We had a swell time that we didn’t really take many pic.

We finally had a group pic, before I left (thanks to Kay):

BTW, here’s the  gifts I got from the draw:

They are from Ibu/Ummi365 – a pair of shopping bags (when you open them up):

I like the idea of them being folded (collapsed) into a pair of tiny packets:

Cool, eh?

Back to my gifts, unfortunately it got broken when the box was dropped to the floor during the excitement. I am glad that Ezza, the person who got it, informed me about it.

So, last week I sent her some replacements. I really felt bad when the receiver of my gift got a broken vase… 🙁

I forgot to snap any pic of the replacement gifts, but they are from mt trips to Laos, Cambodia and Sarawak.

And guess what?? We are having another MB gathering later TODAY!!!

I look forward to meeting in person the others whom I’ve been reading their blogs (on and off).