The metro is nearly impossible until someone local explains it to you. I got very lost and frustrated on my first real attempt to get anywhere yesterday. I basically went in a big circle around the stops around my hostel without realizing until I had to walk out of the station to transfer to another station.
I'm being judged harshly for my shoes and outfit. Every day I'm wearing my blue Nikes, crappy jeans, a hoodie, and my NorthFace. Not fashionable, it the locals are taking notice.
A lot of the people here, especially the women and older men are distinctly more Western looking than in Korea. You'll think you're looking at a foreigner, but they they'll start speaking Japanese. -Thought I saw someone I knew from Korea. Literally this girl looked JUST like her. It was so weird! But the area was so busy that there was no way I could have managed to snag a picture.
Drank a bit with some cool people in my hostel. Irish guy who lives in NZ, Australian girl with Japanese parents, couple of Mexican-American girls, an American with a curly handlebar mustache, a moderately uptight English girl, a Philippino-Mexican guy, Australian guy who got over-the-top drunk and passed out, another Aussie who has fantastic hair and likes rings, 2 more Aussie dudes who were wearing seemingly matching pink and baby blue t-shirts, this guy who looks like someone I've seen on tv but can't remember what show he's from, and a fantastically handsome Dutch guy.
Drunk guy polished off some ceviche offered to him by the Mexican girls and then passed out with the pot still in his hands)