Hey look! We found a sticker photo booth in Busan! We jumped at the opportunity and it was SO MUCH FUN! It was in a shopping area in Seo-myeon (or something like that) and the store had about ten+ booths. We picked one near the back – we picked a big one because there was seven of us. We ended up picking 6 shots, and picked backgrounds for all of them. After we were done taking the pictures, we went to this little booth next door to decorate the photos. It was the best thing ever! See, we wrote on ours, put sparkles and hearts all over it, added bunny ears, headbands, tiaras, you name it. The photo booths are from Japan :) All the high-tech, really cute photo booths are always from Japan. They’ve got it going on in terms of photo booths apparently. The whole thing costed 6,000 Won, so less than $6. Among the 7 of us, we spent around a dollar each for this. It was definitely worth it. I would totally recommend you do it if you find it in Korea!
I don’t have the pictures for this right now, but I’ll talk about the amazing video game arcades we found in Busan (I’m sure they’re good in Seoul too). All my dreams and fantasies about video game arcades in Asia were right! The one we went to was packed. There were a lot of boys and girls (mostly boys at specific games like DDR and both girls and guys at more popular games). There was one really popular game in the center of the arcade that was like one of those spin-around rides. The ride is circular with a row of seats along the edges, and people get to sit next to each other and hold onto the bars. The ride bounces up and down rather violently, but it doesn’t look dangerous. In fact, it looked really fun and we all wanted to go on, but the line was like 100+. We made a pact to go on it eventually. We ended up playing a shooting game, but it was in a dark booth, so we were secluded. It was so intense! And then we went one a ‘5D’ ride – it’s one of those rides where you sit on rollercoaster seats and theres a screen in front of you and the ride bumps up and down along with the screen, to simulate the experience of the real thing. I’ve been on tons of these, so it wasn’t that exciting, but the others seemed to enjoy it a lot.
And SK and I really wanted to try the Pump It Up (DDR with diagonal arrows), but there were a lot of guys at the three stations that acted like they owned the place. But whatever, SK and I still went up and played it. We didn’t really understand how to work the machine and this Korean guy there tried to help us out by picking the right stages and and levels. Luckily we didn’t embarass ourselves too much, and it was a whole lot of fun. I’d do it again gladly!
Okay, I’m going to try to get some sleep before we have another full day of activities! Just one more day in Busan before we go back to Seoul. As much as I like Busan, I am really excited to go back to Seoul to buy all the necessary essentials for living (we need pillows, hangers, hair dryers, etc) before we start Orientation and classes! I’m so psyched!
Until next time <3