Saturday, we partied like the Koreans do.
We spent the day in bed, recovering and getting ready for Kristie’s birthday celebration that night. We headed to Cheonbukdae for dak-galbi (yummy — my favorite so far). The place was hopping — I love going out down by the university because the young, hip crowd is out.
After dinner, we headed to Art and Travel, a hippy-ish place that I fell in love with instantly. Evan and I showed off our word skills with a game of Scrabble — the bar had a nice collection of board games, which was awesome.
The bar, which served beer and cocktails in a low-key, incensed setting, also had a wall covered in pictures of patrons, shaped into the continents around the world, along with a heart. It also had cool artwork everywhere. Definitely a repeat hangout spot!
After Art and Travel, we headed to Tombstone, where we kept our winning streak going with a friendly game of darts. The hipster bartender had a mustache, a shirt that said “I love triangle” and a hat on. For a minute, I thought I was back in Los Feliz! Lots of hipsters in chonbukdae.
Next, we traveled to the Jukebox, a dance club that was off the hook! It was packed full, the DJ spun a lot of American jams, and we danced up a storm.
Every so often, the dance floor clears so the DJ can take a break. The music still plays, but everyone sits or hangs out off the dance floor to show respect for the mix master. Korean girls love western guys, always giggling and blushing around them. Evan got this great picture of a girl at the club.
Such a fun night! I wore my Lady Gaga ring, and a couple of (obviously fashionable) girls complimented me on it. They were wearing really cute stuff too — I would’ve asked them where I should shop if it weren’t for the language barrier!
Today was lazy, we watched The Island with our pals and grabbed a group dinner before turning in for the night. Weekend success! Now, time to mentally prepare for Monday at school.