So there, I just completed my solo (mis) adventure in Seoul. I learnt a lot of things and I failed often maybe because I didn’t asked for help most of the time. I am afraid to trust and to believe people around me. I listed a whopping 11 lesson learned and guide for my next solo adventure in Seoul.
It all begins on my T-0, the D-Day! Before I went to the airport, I bought some more toiletries and medicine. I also change my plan OOTD because I saw how ugly I look.
Around 1 pm, my supposed to be plan to leave the flat is around 10 am for my 5:45 pm flight (It’s my first time traveling abroad, that’s why, I’m pretty over acting!), I hail an Uber and luckily the fare is just around 250 – ish, straight to NAIA Terminal 3 and a bonus is that the driver is female one. She is driving my dream car by the way, a mirage GLS, and she is a mother of one. She is very approachable and motherly, thus, we just talk and share stories for an almost 1 hour drive to the airport.
Now, I arrived at the airport, around 2-ish and straight to Cebu Pacific lane to check-in but before I got my boarding pass, I need to pass a very long line and when I reach the counter, the ground staff, told me that I need to pay first the Travel Tax (uh-oh) but luckily, she told me that I don’t need to take a line, I just need to go to pay the travel tax and just return on the same counter and get my boarding pass.
Its quite easy to pay and I return very quickly to the counter.
After that, I saw a FOREX and so I decided to exchange my peso to dollar, but the counter asked me where am I going and I told her that I’ll be going in South Korea and they offer me won so easy as that, I got my Korean Won.
Then, here is the moment of truth, the line that I am really really afraid of. The Immigration Line, gosh it get me on my nerves. So here is a quick tip, fall in line in the shortest line because the officer will be quick and kind.
Before I enter the dungeons of the immigration officer, a security guard told me to relax. Maybe I really looked tense so I just follow him and relax.
In the line, I met this Fatherly figure, I really don’t know his name, maybe it’s better that way, and he told me that he is going to Malaysia for work and all. We made a very quick chat as well and warm me on the frost bite on the nail as well as advise me to be ready as this my first time flying abroad.
Now, it’s my turn, and the officer, didn’t even bother to asked me where I am going. I just gave him my passport and boarding pass and do the necessary biometrics.
I just passed the IO but wait, I was been scolded by not following the proper exit. Well, it’s my first time so I really don’t know.
I almost feared that they will take back their stamp and so there I went to my Boarding gate.
Sa flight naman ang nakatabi ko Koreano, napaka snob pero narealise ko di sya marunong mag salita maybe he is just there for business trip so all through out, wala akong kausap… anyway, sa flight, ang sakit ng ulo ko. I am a bit worried nga kasi baka mamaya sumabog ang ulo ko and all those things na nababasa ko during flight. Sobrang takot ako kasi nasa tail end ako eh grabe pala un, feel na feel mo un pag slant ng airplane.
Okay naman cebu pacific, ang mali ko lang dapat nag order ako ng meal kasi sobrang gutom na ko. nag dasal na lang talaga ako sa flight na sana makarating na kami agad kasi ayaw ko na sa plane.
So ayun natatatamad na ko mag sulat.. hahahaha next part I’ll vlog it. I’ll tell you how I almost lost in my first day and I met random strangers.