Monday, September 30, 2019

My Visitors From Korea

In April, I visited South Korea for the 2nd time and met up with my long lost buddies from the Point Park College in US. The reunion was a happy one after 2 decades of not seeing each other. Last week, one Korean friend stopped over in our city on his way to Chiengmai for 3 weeks. I invited him and his own friend to stay over at my humble place to experience and taste the Malaysian culture. His friend had just retired from work and decided to spend a month touring Thailand.



I took leave from my office and became their tour guide. I brought them sight seeing and realized KL is quite boring. Here at KLCC, I made them both jump like monkeys!




We went to Batu Caves and my friend protested when he saw the long flight of steep stairs! I forced him up and down with swollen legs. He is such a weakling!





I rewarded them both with fresh coconut water for the hard climb up to Batu Caves. They loved the refreshing juice as they do not have coconut trees in Korea.



I took them to see the Dataran Merdeka and they loved the Moorish architecture of the Sultan Abdul Samad building. It was my first time making a long walk around the whole area. We walked 16,000 steps in one day.




My old friend from Korea is very lucky as he does not need to work all his life. His wife is the President of a bank in South Korea and I believe his own father is a wealthy man. He brought very expensive gifts for me and my wife!



This box contains 50 small bottles of the medicine balls made from the prized Aloes Wood from China. It is meant to be sucked in our mouth until it melts which would take over 1 hour! It is not something sweet or nice like marshmallows. I think it costs around RM500 a box. 



He gave my wife over 100 sachets of the best Snail Masks from Korea which is a popular trend now. The ladies would use them nightly to keep their skin wrinkle free and youthful with all the serum from the snail and collagens that could tighten our sagging skin instantly.



The middle bottle is WINAGE Snail Face Cream! I better use this for my aging face.
I am so thankful to have such a generous friend.


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14 comments:

  1. It looks like you and your friends had a great time together, just like teenagers! Aiyo..so bad you tortured your fried to climb up the steps at Batu Caves. I have never been there myself! I did not know that serum from snails is good for our skin.

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  2. Your Korean friends are as crazy as you! ;) Knowing your personality, I wouldn't expect otherwise. They're very accommodating...you ask them to jump (they jump!), you ask them to pose for funny photos (they oblige). They bring you lavish gifts as a way of saying thank you for your hospitality. You're a good host and a good tour guide! ;)

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  3. Wow!! Indeed very healthy gifts... both of you will look younger the next time he sees you.. LOL... Yes, I feel the same, when guests come to Ipoh, I would be cracking my head, where to take them... suddenly Ipoh becomes very small and the only places to go is Eat, Eat and More Eating!

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  4. Wah, so good that you get a chance to be the tour guide for your friends. Too bad the durian season is over else all of you would be eating durians. I wonder will they like it. Your friend is so generous. What does the medicine balls do to the body after being eaten?

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  5. I would love the moorish architecture just like your korean friends too, so exotic and elegant. You are becoming a tourist in your own city too when you are a host and tour guide to them. Can see that your old friend from korea is a very humble man as he is dressed like one of us even though he is so rich.

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  6. No wonder you guys can be good friend as they are as "crazy" as you huh, LOL

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  7. LoL! You are such a cheeky tour guide, 'forcing' your friends up those flight of stairs :D

    100 sheet masks is a dream come true! So blessed to have friends like them but again, it takes one to have one.

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  8. No gifts are too good for a VIP host. Hehe.

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  9. Wah! So nice hosting them to jalan-jalan around town.

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  10. Hi! It's nice you guided your friends in your city. I enjoyed to see nice buildings and Buddha's statue. Coconut milk looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Seems you gave nice exercise to your friends walking them all over the city and treating equally well. Pretty expensive gifts but it is always the mind of gifting matters, not the price.
    Have a nice weekend

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  12. Looks like you were a devoted tour guide to your Korean friends. The third photo made me smile; I think the three of you won’t forget the taste of coconut juice after having a good sweat climbing up the long steep steps. Thank you for visit and a kind, warm heart contained in your comment. Have a nice week.

    Yoko

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  13. Bella gita e belle fotografie, io non sarei salito quella scala...troppi gradini!
    Buon pomriggio.

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My Visitors From Korea

In April, I visited South Korea for the 2nd time and met up with my long lost buddies from the Point Park College in US. The reunion was a ...