Seems like it was forever ago that I was enjoying my simple vacation :( Here's a very short version of what I did (not included is my studying, exercising, video games and the on time I met up with a friend to go to Butter Finger Pancakes).
It was Keunseok's father's birthday during Christmas week, so we went the weekend before, just as my vacation started. We had bulgogi 불고기, which is pretty much what he always wants to eat on his birthdays.
Mom feeding her giant baby. And he's turning 30 in about a week.
We bought ourselves a Costco gift card in order to get around needing a membership to shop there. I think I'm going to buy a membership, anyway. We obviously bought more than alcohol and coffee, but I put those up to take a photo for my mom as a joke.
Two of my friends from Japan, Risa and Nozomi, came to visit for a short vacation right after Christmas. It had been a lo~ng time since I had seen them, so I was happy they came! I wish I could've been a better tour guide, but I'm awful at thinking of touristy things to do.
Cakes at Tous le Jours. I have to say, this is one of my favorite coffee chains in Korea. Twosome Place is also good. HOWEVER. I just tried the Starbucks blueberry cheesecake and that blows every cheesecake I've ever had in Korea out of the water.
Another friend of ours, Yeonsil, came up from Daejeon. I also hadn't seen her in forever! All of these wonderful ladies studed abroad at my university my freshman year (more than 5 years ago wow crying). We met up with Yeonsil's brother and two of his friends (one of who was visiting HIM from Italy. They met when her brother was studying in Barcelona. Studying abroad power, go~~). Then we gorged on Korean foods Risa and Nozomi hadn't yet eaten.
And I'll end this hodge-podge post with our food we got for New Years Eve. Take out from 3 different places and a random bottle of wine! We watched 더 지니어스 season 1 finale, which inspired us to play poker.
I have my TOPIK test on the 19th, so less than a week away. Still trying to cram vocabulary into my brain as fast as possible.