Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
I can’t say I followed this quote today, but I did have enough time to try it out. I went into work at ten and continued to do what I was best at: writing blogs. During my lunch, however, I decided to walk around the ECC building. I went in and out of small shops: souvenir shop, bakery, stationary shop, etc. I only walked around for about twenty minutes before deciding to go back to work.
My mentor came up later to sign a work log I have to keep track of. She is really busy working on her dissertation, so I don’t get to see her that often. It was nice to. For the short time she stayed, she asked me why I was still working – it was around 1:30 – on a Friday. She said I should be out looking at a museum or something. Normally, I get off of work around 4, but I decided to take up her offer.
Around 2, I did go to the museum. Well, after seeing a protest. Apparently, a bunch of janitors got together and started marching up hills, chanting something I couldn’t understand. All I knew was that they were marching for better pay.
Anyway, I went to the museum, but I quickly walked out after grabbing a pamphlet. For some reason, my mind was scattered today. I couldn’t focus on anything, so I decided to head back to Myeongdong to check on my friend in the hospital.
We talked about our families, high school, and my blog (which I gave her the link to so she wouldn’t be bored). At one point, I felt bad for visiting her because she said she wasn’t supposed to talk much because it hurt sometimes. But I liked out conversation.
When I got back to the hotel, I was ready to wind down. I was dressed in my pj’s and everything when I was suddenly lured down to the lobby with the promise of karaoke. To cut a story short, we didn’t go. Instead, we went to a popular part of Seoul called Hongdae. This is a place where all the young people go to hang out. There are streets filled with open shops, bars, clubs, arcades, and karaoke joints. It’s also very famous for street performers.
(As you can see in the photo, there are way more girls than guys. That’s because they love seeing the pretty boys! Of course the music is good too, sometimes. Girls also like to wait and take pictures with performers after as well).
I really wish we had more time to stay and venture around, but we arrived at around ten at night. The last train arrived at 11:55, so we didn’t’ have much time. Hopefully I will have the chance to go again.