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Joyce Kwok . 郭乐儿
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Seoul, Korea

Weaving through Insa-dong (인사동) after laughing ourselves silly in some princess Hanbok (those traditional Korean dress) in the Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) earlier that morning. Insa-dong is part overly-touristy with the most cliche and unfashionable souvenirs, part artsy with galleries and the many little vendors selling their own handmade items, part very un-touristy with unpretentious shops selling common essentials etc. It's just unlike the other parts of Seoul by being... very Insa-dong. Victoria marked it as her favourite destination of Seoul this time around while I remembered it as the place where I chanced upon a bell booth and brought back a bell keyring with such a crisp and clear ring. It was 'love at first ring'.


Anonymous said...

Hi girl, What a lovely dress! Next month I will go to Kuala Lumpur. Have you been there before? Maybe you have some tips to shop? Greetings from Europe! Fenny

Joyce Kwok said...

Hi Fenny! Yup i've been to KL but as of what i experienced, it's pretty much of just large malls with common international chained labels & fast-fashion labels. there's some smaller malls with local retailers but nth to rave about. I'd say just go for some rest & relaxatiion, try the local food etc than making it a shopping trip :) nice to hear from someone from across the globe! where're you from!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! That sounds very nice! I'm from The Netherlands but do have some asian roots (Indonesian). I have heard from people that in KL there are very good large shopping malls. Are there also smaller local markets? I like that as well :-)

Joyce Kwok said...

I see!! I've never been to the netherlands so i do not know hows the shopping scene over there but as of comparing to Singapore & hongkong/other cities of Asia, KL offerings are pretty limited and are less fashion forward :( so usually when friends of mine head to KL, they'd rather do other things more unique to KL than to shop! :)