Sunday, January 18, 2015
The newly opened inline skate ring @ Incheon Airport.
With an entrance fee as much as 3,000 Won for kid..and upon the request of Eyra and Freya...we sent them into the ring for 1 hour..and more.
It turned out that Freya got the hang of it quite quickly..for being the first timer.!!!
As for her sister, Eyra got her ice skating lessons at school...so she's really into this inline skating, too.
Judging from her looks, she did enjoy her time.
oh,well..at least they got a great time...hanging out at the airport.
I loved watching them play the inline skate together...hand in hand.
At times...while Eyra was showing off....Freya, well, fell off.^^
But..most of the time..they really got the fun and groove together.
1 hour and a-half..they're playing inline skating...so much that they're hungry...^^
so we dined at a restaurant nearby. Indeed, we sort of forgot that we spent almost half day at the airport.
And...still...enjoying our time..
but..it't time to go home.
We went to the airport to see our friends off...and then..made the best use of our time there, too.
I was @ Incheon Airport to see om Wawan and mbak Ulfa off. It's 4.30 pm and I hadn't prayed, yet. So, I got to find the prayer room. I know that Incheon provides prayer rooms both in arrival and departure halls. For departure halls, I got to find it on B1 (Basement 1) floor and ...phew..what a great 'adventure' in itself.
Finally I found it after, well, 30 minutes of circling around the vast and huge B1 floor with its zigzagging corridors.
First, as soon as I opened the door, I could see 3 different prayer rooms: one for Christians, one for Catholics, and one for Buddhist believers.
I was not that surprised to see that I could not find prayer room for Muslim. I read from other blogs that they must/ had no other options but to sue the Buddhist prayer room to pray..since it is the one that resembles the Masjid in terms of its wooden floor to pray on.
This is it. Yes, I was praying using this floor....of course..it was a bit weird that I had to pray inside /with the Buddhist nuance around me..but..this was the best I could find. I mean..the Christian and Catholic sections are fully equipped with benches and seats that would make it impossible for me to perform the prayer.
and...this is how the Buddhist prayer room looked like.
and...the B1 Floor where the Prayer Room located....
is right next to the Airport Railway Express Ticket Counters...
or..ask for direction from the Information Service to guide us where to go.
*Oh, it was having a serene feeling when I was inside the prayer room....
don't ask me why...^^
We arrived earlier so that we made sure that we'd be able to meet them.
We didn't tell them that we'd come to the airport...^^
Jakarta-bound Asiana Airlines was scheduled at 4.55 pm..so we had ample time to meet ....
Om Wawan and Mbak Ulfa have been our close friends, neighbors, and even families...
As for me, I came to Korea together with Om Wawan...back in 2011. That's why we've been close..very much close...
and after mbak Ulfa came along, our wives got along well and we lived our lives in Korea together..
Doing practically..lots of stuffs together...^^.
That's why..it's like a must-do task, not that..should-do one...that I, along with my family, went to Incheon airport to see them off personally.
Group picture, please. Have a great flight, om and tante.
Till we see again...in Indonesia or anywhere.
Freya and Eyra have surely been close and got along well with om Wawan. Undoubtedly.
and these two ladies...^^ they've been sharing lots of memorable moments in Korea..
That's why...it's been such a bless to have known them and being close with them.
Bye-bye Om Wawan...Tante Ulfa...
Keep in touch.
It's a...hmmm...well.....sort of last minute decision. I know that I should've bought something for mbak Ulfa and Om Wawan..as a token of friendship or well..a sort of 'remembrance'....but we did not think or could not think of anything until we came...all the way from home to Incheon airport..
so...upon encountering this AK Dept. Store ...we decided to scan through the souvenir section...
only to find that..WOW...THEY're all expensive...ㅋㅋㅋ
But...it's fine..since we got to buy SOMETHING...and then we decided to buy them...this.
So...cool that I captured it on a video...^^
Seoul wrapped in a glass cube....
on one side...it's Namdaemun Gate..
all wrapped inside this lovely glass....
Friday, January 16, 2015 was the last time om Wawan went to Masjid Itaewon for Friday prayer. We've been going here on Fridays together. He finished his Masters and graduated from Korea Development Institute. It means..they're leaving Korea. oh, by the time I wrote this blog, they're already in Jakarta.^^
Tante Ulfa, Om Wawan's wife, has been accompanying her husband for almost 3 years in Seoul.
Since this Friday could be the last time (at least this time) for us to meet, we took some pics...^^
along with mas Ahmad (광운 대학교) and his wife (HUFS)..and our friend, mas Syarif (Hanyang University)
so...selamat menempuh hidup baru di Indonesia lagi, Om Wawan and Mbak Ulpe.^^
Terima kasih telah bersama kami selama 3 tahun, ya.
Sampai bertemu lagi di Indonesia atau di mana pun.
Tunggu saya, ya..agar segera selesai program S3 saya di HUFS.
I had a date with my second daughter, Freya. Yes, we watched movie together. Her sister, out of the blue, did not want to go see the movieㅋㅋㅋ. So we ended up watching 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' just the two of us.
박물과이 살아있다 or how the movie is translated into Korean 'The Museum is Alive' was premiered in Korea on January and since Freya kept asking me to take her to the movie...oh, well..so here we were.
@ CGV. the nearest one to our home: CGV Hagye.
She said that she liked the movie though some scenes did scare her.^^
and what about the "BIG HERO"? Yes, it's gonna be released on January 23.
Hmm..for kids movies...Korea is always left behind from Southeast Asian countries..I don't know why..
I guess because most of them are dubbed hmm..or maybe..they are released for vacations.
I guess...if it's not vacation, no kids movies are allowed ㅋㅋㅋㅋ just kidding.
but wait..that's always ....happening....and keep on happening.
Just out of fun..she makes lots of stuffs from color clay...on a daily basis!!!!
She'd be like 'going crazy' if she did NOT make anything...hmm....
ok.......................................just whatever that makes you cheerful, dear.
She's really into this kind of color-clay stuff.
And as for me..I got to make sure that I capture everything she makes everyday.
and...today..it happened to be these little kitties.