Few days back, Javier had been telling me this.......
Javier:"Papa, I know you are not going to celebrate my birthday in school....."
He had been saying negative remarks recently and in Chinese, it's called "讲反话"!
Knowing his intention, I brought a cake to his school so that he will not feel disappointed.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Recently Javier had been complaining about toothache. So I brought him to a dentist today for a check. This is Javier's first time visiting a dentist and he was pretty nervous.
After the session, the dentist gave Javier a balloon. Javier chose the pink color balloon and told the dentist that pink is his sister's favourite color. Good boy, Javier!
We had a little gathering at my place to celebrate Javier's 5th birthday. His actual birthday is two days later on a Monday. As such, we decided to celebrate it earlier with my family.
This was our flight home and marked the end of our short trip to Seoul. Though this trip is short, it's actually one of the more enjoyable one for all of us. I'm sure we will be back here some day. Bye Seoul!
Posted by WWF at 8:52 AM
As we still have quite some times before boarding the plane, we walked around the transit area at Incheon International Airport. There is an area called the Traditional Korean Cultural Experience Zone where visitors can learn how to make traditional artifacts and bring them home. Jerlene and mommy had a hands on experience in making paper dolls.
Posted by WWF at 8:50 AM
Our flight home today departs in the evening. As such, we still have slightly more than half a day to shop around D Cube City.
We left D Cube City at about 3:30pm and the bus journey took longer than expected as the traffic towards the airport was pretty heavy.
Posted by WWF at 8:49 AM
Before returning to our hotel room. Jerlene and Javier wanted me to take a picture of them "jumping" off the ground at the hotel lobby.
Posted by WWF at 8:46 AM
From Dongdaemun, we took the subway to Myeongdong and our main objective is to"hunt" for good street food. This place did not change very much since Tracy and I were here about 14 years ago. As we walked down the street, Jerlene had a chance to take a photo with her virtual friend Mario!
After all those street food, we were still a bit hungry and had some donuts at Dunkin' Cafe.
By then, the street started to get busier. We tried to get some good bargain before leaving for our hotel. This marked our last night of our Seoul trip.
Posted by WWF at 8:45 AM
Our plan for today is to visit the Toys and Stationery Wholesale Market at Dongdaemun. We took the subway to Dongdaemun station and took exit 4. Once out of the station, continue to walk along the street till you see Donkil Pharmacy. Turn into the lane on the right and we were there.
On both sides of the lane were stalls selling all sorts of toys and stationery.
Jerlene and Javier do not usually enjoy shopping with us but not this time. They were very busy going from stalls to stalls searching for their "favourite" toys.
After breakfast today, we bought a packet of grilled octopus tentacles from a stall in D Cube City. It smells and taste good. I thought the kids wouldn't dare to eat it but surprisingly, Jerlene loves it very much! Javier refuse to try as usual.
After exiting Pororo Park at abour 3:30pm, we went over to the ticketing booth of Lotte World to purchase the Nighttime Day-Pass which allow us to enter the theme park after 4pm but at a discounted price. As we still have about 30mins before we can enter the park, we had some light meals at Lotteria fastfood outlet nearby.
Guess what's Jerlene and Javier's favourite ride is? It's the Adventure of Sinbad boat ride! I thought they will be afraid of those eerie dark caves, skeletons and skulls etc. Furthermore, there were a few sudden "drops" during the ride. To our surprise, they had thoroughly enjoyed the ride and we took it more than once.
Posted by WWF at 8:41 AM