So today I had my second midterm at 9 am, and right after taking the exam I went right back to sleep and woke up around 2. The weather was absolutely beautiful today. I was desperate to leave my room but my friends were all busy studying for their midterms. After coming to Korea I’ve become afraid of going places alone, so much so that I avoid it at all costs. So today I finally got the guts to go out without by myself, I was just going to go to the SNU station, and maybe stay at a café or something, but after a cup of bubble tea, I got a random burst of confidence and decided to go to Times Square mall. So I somehow managed to get to the location, but I think I wrote the location wrong on the map and ended up in the wrong place. I didn’t realize that until I got to the station – the map said that the mall was only a 7 minute walk away, but once I got to the station it said to walk for 7 minutes after leaving the station, but when I got to the station it ended up being a 20 minute walk away.
But I got really lucky because when I got to the Yeongdeungpo station, there was a whole mall inside of it. And everything was all made of good quality and the prices were reasonable as well. I did some gift shopping for my little sister and her friends and when I went upstairs to figure out where I was, I realized I somehow ended up in Lotte Department Store. I explored all of the 7-floor mall for almost 2 hours (if the amount of patience I have while shopping when studying, I would never get a bad grade! But the funny thing was that I didn’t spend a single penny in the actual mall but instead spent almost $200 in the little stores in the station. Funny side story – I called my sister in Bangladesh to help me choose ONE jacket and somehow left the store with 5 jackets, 2 for her and 3 for me, I swear we are both horrible influences on each other
In conclusion, I still hate going out alone unless I have the exact address, and when I am with friends I don’t spend this much money so going out with friends is definitely the better option.
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