jeoldaero

jeoldaero  asked:

hey i saw you talking about getting a phone in korea! I am going to Seoul this month for almost 4 weeks and I wanted to buy a korean prepaid sim card. is that the same procedure (as in going to olleh in hongdae) or do you know if korean sim cards even work in foreign phones? i just assumed so because I have a samsung lol. also i thought I could just get a sim card at the airport... i hope you understood my babbling haha thank you <3

The number one thing is, your phone MUST be unlocked so that it accepts SIM cards from other carriers. I would call your phone company before you leave to check and see. Some companies don’t lock their phones to begin with, some will unlock the phone for you if it is, and others will flat out refuse and say you’re SOL. I tried unlocking mine multiple ways, including calling AT&T (they fall in the SOL category of phone companies), trying to do it myself, paying 2 different online “unlocking” services to do it for me, asking a phone guy in Itaewon to try AND NOTHING WORKED. I tried putting in multiple Korean SIM cards and my phone just flat out refused to recognize them. :/ Maybe I’m dumb, but yeah. That was my strugglebus of an experience. Hence why I ended up just buying a Korean phone off Craigslist.

So long as your phone is, for sure, unlocked though, you should be able to use it in Korea with a Korean SIM card. I recommend buying the card at a phone store like Olleh instead of the airport because the workers will actually help you put it in and get it working, whereas at the airport, you buy them at a little convenience store and if you can’t figure out how to get it to work, there’s no one you can ask for help. (I say this because I bought one at the airport as well and never got it to work and was really grumpy about wasting the money. I HAVE HAD MANY STRUGGLES.)

jeoldaero  asked:

#THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE JAESU IN MY LIFE" IKR IKR ALSO OMFG THAT NEW ASK OPTION ON TUMBLR???? GORGEOUS. ANYWAYS YES JAESU OMFG FOREVER WAITING FOR ME JAESU DUETT SONG PLSSSSSSSSSS HOW LONG DO I HAV ETO WAIT FOR IT >>>>>>>:

THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE JAESU IN EVERYBODY’S LIVES TBH

AND OMFG YES. I SECOND THE JAESUET SO HARD RN UGH 

THIS SHALL DO FOR NOW [x]

jeoldaero  asked:

hey babo. i saw that chunsa got you that care package (awesome bf you have there hehe) also with 빚은떡. I'm currently in Seoul and wanted to bring some 떡 home but I was worrying that it won't survive the 15hrs flight. but it seems to be okay??

A couple of pieces were kind of hard/dried out (specifically the white rectangular piece with the heart on it — not sure what the official name of that kind of 떡 is, but it’s that really soft, spongy kind that dries out quickly, so I don’t recommend getting that), but most of it was perfect! And this package took almost a week to get to me, so I think you’ll be fine with just 1 or 2 days^^ 

빚은떡 forever love ♥_♥

jeoldaero  asked:

I saw your post about wanting books recommendation and although I am not such a huge reader as I was before (becoming an adult doesn't really help you with that passion i guess ;;) but yeah, I DEFINITELY recommend Haruki Murakami haha. My favourites are Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84 and Hard-boiled Wonderland and the end of the world. Also I like Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. If you like vampire stories then I rec Anne Rice's chronicles, her style is a bit unique but maybe you'll like it.

also I don’t know if you even know this but I thought it can’t hurt to ask but, do you know if it’s possible to hold pets (2 cats) in an apartment in Seoul? I mean when you are not rich.. I know that for the one room apartments you have to pay a huuge deposit. But are these apartments suitable or even allowed to hold pets in? It’s okay if you don’t know it and I’m sorry when I bother you with this question ;; Have a great day and good luck with your studying ^^

Hello~ Thanks for the book recs!

It’s totally possible to find a place that allows pets. Whenever you’re looking around, just make sure to ask your realtor or talk to the landlord about whether or not pets are allowed in the building. Some people decide to just sneak it, but I don’t recommend going that route given the potential backlash if your landlord finds out and gets angry. :/ If you’re working with a realtor, I’d personally ask to have it written into your contract, just in case. And so long as the cats don’t scratch up the walls or really damage the place, you should get your deposit back just fine.