Friday, April 9, 2010

Truckers knit and quilt, too.

My friend A shared this article with me today through facebook and it gave me a laugh. I especially love the second photo of the guy in tattoos knitting in his truck. This type of crafting is really addictive. I'm looking forward to a time when I have more time to craft.

I was out and about in Seoul today. Fridays have become "me" days. I had a doctor's appointment in Hannam-dong, so I went into the city early to do some looking around Myeong-dong. My, things change so fast. I haven't browsed around Myeong-dong in around a year, and I can't believe all the stores that are gone, and the new ones that have popped up. There are so many new "road shops"...those beauty shops like Face Shop, Etude House, Missha, Tony Moly, Innisfree, etc. I had to chuckle at the name of a new one called "Bavi Phat." I did venture into a Tony Moly and the saleswoman was kind enough to point out my dark circles and recommend a product.

If anything, the shopping trip did confirm my need for a sewing machine. I was excited to look around a store called "Forever 21" after hearing so much about it. Well, they wanted about $50 for a simple skirt (like two pieces of fabric with an elastic at the top). They had cute things for babies...especially if you like paying $60 for a baby dress. I kept thinking about how easy it would be to make this and that if I had a sewing machine.

Also on my list was to check out a store called H&M that I had heard rave reviews of. This store was more my speed, but still nothing to write home about. I was excited to see some nice jeans, and then after seeing that they were $79, I quickly went to check out the kids' section. To be honest, the kids section is worth checking out. The prices were reasonable, and they had a big Hello Kitty selection. I ended up buying Grace a HK T-shirt, some basic white leggings I had been looking for on gmarket but failed to find, and a summer hat. I was proud of myself for not going overboard, as a lot of the stuff was really cute. I received a lot of hand-me-downs from friends a while back, so I kept reminding myself of that.

Finally I hit Uniqlo, which is my favourite store for basics, met my friend A for lunch, and finally had my dr's appmt. It was a good day. Nice to be out shopping on my own, and the weather was great. After having a good day like that, it's so nice to go and pick up little Grace at daycare and have a relaxing evening together. The down side is, I have lots of work to catch up on this weekend.


MommyCha said...

Friday's are my "Me Day" as well! Next time you want to try and meet up, let me know. Maybe I can venture into the fabled Dongdaemun with you as well. ^^

Lolimahro said...

I never remember Forever 21 in the States having a kids' section! That store was so cheap back home during sale time. Or maybe I'm getting it confused with Charlotte Russe.