korea – day1 – travel day

April 3, 2008 – 4:23 am

we’re at my aunt’s in bundang and i’m a little late in posting but thats ok, i don’t care. this is about me, and not you =P

technically day 1 was not in korea.. but rather getting to korea. it was still fun. i didn’t sleep at all during the first half of the 16hr flight. i slept a little at the tokyo airport during our 4 hour delay! i’ll get to that later tho. we got to JFK a bit early, mainly because i can’t calculate time, but i guess it’s better to be early than late and miss the plane altogether. since i didn’t sleep much i got to see way too many movies. starting with “PS I love you” a chickflick that was a bit weird and depressing. “waterhorse” was ok, sort of reminded me of the movie “free willy”. “atonement” for all it’s award nominations was a bit of a disappointment. i guess i was expecting more. “national treasure: book of secrets” was essentially more of the same as the first one, but not as exciting. alot of the characters were dull. i actually really enjoyed “august rush” maybe because i liked the music. the story was a little bit odd with the music drawing the parents and kid together, but eh, it still sort of worked.

i also got a chance to “read” the duty free magazine that was all in japanese. while flipping through i saw this gem:

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notice the strange anatomical notation for the panda on the apron. weird. and it only gets weirder:

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the best part was the first meal and one of the snacks. we both got the pork cutlet. the food itself wasn’t that great but i was shocked at what was provided.

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you got the cutlet with rice and some veggies, with soba noodles, artichoke hearts, grilled chicken, smoked salmon, mushrooms, a dinner roll, bottle of water and whatever drink you want. the later each person got their own individual minipint of hagen daaz vanilla icecream. the snack i refer to is one of my favorite japanese foods, onigiri:

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once we got to tokyo/narita airport we had to wait for 4 hours, instead of the original hour layover. it sucked, and i couldn’t even call my family in korea to let them know we were going to be 4 hours late (this basically meant i was going to be in trouble with my family). but at least i got a little bit of sleep at the airport. that’s about it. luckily the flight to korea was pretty short and straightforward. we got here around 2am, and fell asleep almost immediately.