These are the Seoul images I'm bringing home with me.
1. The old and new. Ancient structures standing amid sparkling skyscrapers, and an old man shining shoes on a quiet sidewalk.
Malen was telling us about the snail cream she got all the way to Incheon Airport.
Rhoel: So habang magkausap tayo ngayon may nakapahid na kuhol sa mukha mo?
3. Is this a museum? An art gallery? No, it's a subway station. Drool.
Dendee: Kelan kaya magiging ganito kaganda ang transport system natin sa Pilipinas?
Rhoel: Baka pag lolo na si Boots.
4. The gas masks. Bcoz the nukes are literally just a few miles away.
5. The funny resto names.
Bcoz it's so lame to say 'French fries' like everybody else.
Clarity is underrated. If you're not a formal dining place, then call yourself the Korean Casual Restaurant.
6. The signs that need more English tutorials.
I'm at a loss as to what language this soupy dish will actually translate to 'fried chicken'.
I'll pass on this kind of tea, thank you.
Oh, but they make up for all of that with this beauty.
7. The quaint country-style stores.
8. The Starbucks with unique looks.
9. The tourist police who are everywhere making our lives easier.
10. The buildings with so much character.
An ancient post office.
Their trial court. This is where Jon and Donemark will be kicking ass if they practised law in Seoul.
11. And my personal favorite: Mona Lisa in a hanbok.