While in the shower that morning I was suddenly consumed by a sinking feeling of dread, the same kind you get when you know you've forgotten something important. It had completely slipped my mind till then that I'd promised my boss to get him powdered ginseng from the Lotte department store in Myeongdong. Hell, I didn't even visit Myeongdong on this trip.
It was 9.50 a.m. then and check-out time was at noon, so I figured that I could make a quick run to Myeongdong and back. I left Charlotte a note (Lee had already left to catch her flight that morning to Hong Kong) and ran out of the apartment with my hair still dripping wet. Hahaha sad times.
Luckily for me, Euljiro 1-ga station was on the same line as Hongdae (Line 2) and about a 20 minute ride away. I located the food basement, grabbed what I needed and left, making it back to the apartment by 11 a.m.
While waiting to board the plane at Incheon airport I reflect a little on the trip - it's been a much needed break, both physically and emotionally, and I'm thankful to have been able to visit one of my favorite countries in the world with two of my closest friends.
Always a treat to be able to fly SQ as well. On the flight I watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and find myself having to conceal a few tears. This line from the movie, in particular, left a deep impression on me:
"Everything will be all right in the end... If it's not all right, it's not the end."