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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beautiful Spring on Dalmaji Hill


Sakura season has officially ended in Busan, with the pretty pink flowers all being replaced by mint green leaves. 

Not much excited as last year where I actually spent time photo-documenting down the process of the sakuras in campus from budding to flowering to full bloom; this year it was more of already expecting what was to come, and it was extremely lucky that I got to spend the peak of the sakura season in Busan with my best friends, and in Seoul with my family and hubby! Now I'm not so emo as last spring cos I got my friends to stand together with me underneath the night sakura and accompany me! And I walked in the sakura rain together with my hubby~ *^_^* 

At the start of spring I wanted to go to a spa so badly -- I realised too late that I hadn't been to one during the bitter cold winter months where it would have had felt so heavenly! In the end, I went to Vesta Spa twice within a week -- I stayed with my buddies on Thursday night and stayed again on Saturday night with Tiina!

Vesta Spa is located midway up Dalmaji Hill, which is the most beautiful place to view sakura in Busan. I showed my friends the lovely night view of Haeundae beach and Gwangan Bridge from the peak, and received many compliments from them on "How did u find this place?! It's so amazing!" Hehe... And we took many pictures at the log cabin-style coffee house with the romantic yellow night lights and colourful  potted flowers. Thursday night was not as crowded as Saturday night. My friends and I took a spot on the 5th floor without the heated flooring. Before that, we ate spa eggs and drank sweetened rice drink (shikye) and joked a lot. Nicholas was spot on when he commented that it was like in kindergarten again, us in the pastel pink and blue spa clothes. It was so fun! *^^*

On Saturday night, Tiina and I slept on the overcrowded 4th floor and it was crazy... in the middle of the night I felt the guy who was sleeping at the top of my head put his arm around my neck and I think I kicked the guy who was sleeping at the end of my legs! We took a leisurely stroll down Dalmaji Hill the next morning amidst the beautiful pink sakura~ Nice~ *^^*

I guess this is my last sakura season for at least a few years to come~~~ Gonna miss it very much...

3 comments:

pik lay said...

I probably will make a trip to Korea in coming years.. after reading about how beautiful it is from your posts

"in the middle of the night I felt the guy who was sleeping at the top of my head put his arm around my neck and I think I kicked the guy who was sleeping at the end of my legs!"

Affair ! Affair! Hahahaha

Xweing said...

Pik Lay: U have no idea... HAHA... btw those guys were complete strangers.. but got gf de.. HAHAHA

valyn @ 家乡槟城,想念伦敦 said...

so pretty the sakura~!!!

其实留学生的黑暗在走过后,会发现人生中多了些不一样的故事。我那时的黑暗期其实是留学生过后,在伦敦工作的2006,发生很多事情,朋友都走掉了。 幸好你有疼爱的老公,也很感谢常常来我部落看我,有时候是因为想要抒发,所以才会发疯的写,别人看自己总是羡慕的,说穿后大家都平等 呵呵