Monthly archive January, 2012
Events This Week: 26/01/2012

Events This Week: 26/01/2012

Here we are, on a fabulous three day week (two days in my case!). We hope you all had an amazing Lunar New Year break, we sure did. One third of Chincha is lazing around in Vietnam somewhere, the other was sick and just ate a lot, and as for me, I went on a...

French Buffet, Anyone?

On the second Thursday of each month the Novotel in Gangnam hosts an all-you-can-eat French food buffet. Now before I continue, I feel like I should confess: I am woefully ignorant about French food. Mainly because it’s infamous for being expensive, and for most of my life I’ve been on a budget, it was a...

Jimjilbang Joy

I’ve been here for 4 months now, and realize that Koreans are especially skilled at several very important things. Incorporating chilli paste into just about every dish, impeccable study skills, technological innovation, advertising plastic surgery…the list goes on. Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of discovering yet another Korean practice; the jimjibang. The Korean...

Yongsan Electronics Market

Cameras, adapters, TVs, PCs, laptops, accessories, cables and more. I felt like I’d just stepped out of Tron. Yongsan Electronics Market is so overwhelmingly massive and confusing, I didn’t know what to do with myself. Yongsan Electronics Market (YEM) has everything a computer geek would need. If you want to take advantage of being in...

So, How Was Seoul Electronic Music Festival?

Seoul Electronic Music Festival went down last weekend in Ilsan. I got super drunk and danced my face off. This is what I can remember. Getting to the venue presented a challenge. Was it worth saving some coin and taking the 90 minute subway ride from HBC? Absolutely not. Luckily there were some cool Korean...

Events This Week: 19/01/2012

It is more than half way through January already. Before you know it, it will be summer, hooraah! Apparently according to some statistics I read online somewhere, this is meant to be one of the most depressing weeks of the year. Now, I don’t have the facts to back this up but I have a...
10 Ways to Prevent Killing Yourself While Deskwarming

10 Ways to Prevent Killing Yourself While Deskwarming

I’m doing my utmost best to make the most out of my MONTH AND A HALF deskwarming. This is professional deskwarming, sitting doing nothing on an exponential scale, I have to come up with a plan so I don’t start crawling the walls from boredom and then drop-kick my principal for making me be here....

COEX Aquarium

Last week I went to the COEX Aquarium, located inside the COEX shopping mall nearby Gangnam. It was a lot of fun, and there are a lot of fish there; as you might expect from an aquarium. It caters mainly for the younger generations, however there is no harm in enjoying this place, even as...