Day 11- After Monsoon Sale- I will Never Go to a Korean Club Ever Again
On Saturday, my friends and I decided to go shopping in Myeongdong. This place, to me, was like the South Korean equivalent to New York City. There were sooo many people, I swear it felt like everybody and they mama came out that day to shop. As we were walking around trying to figure out which stores to go to first, I noticed that EVERY store had big blow out sales. I looked at my girls and said ” Is this the After Monsoon Sale”? This past week, it has been raining all day everyday for the past 5 days, and on the 6th day of the week it was super hot outside.
Any who, lets talk about what I bought. Let me first preface my purchases by saying that I would have bought ALOT more but I hate waiting in line. Do you know what happens to me when I wait in line for more than 5 minutes? I get hot, my knees begin to lock and Rebecca Blacks “Friday” song plays in my head ON REPEAT. I cant do it. If there was a line to the cashier or a long line for the dressing room, I put the items back and walked to the next store. So here is a list of items that made the cut.
Belt- $3, Mango
Essences Facial Mask- $5, Tony Mony
Bandeau- $4, Forever 21
Dress- $6, H&M
100% Cotton blazer- $49
I did pretty good huh? Check out these photos from the area.
So later that night, my friends and I decided to hit up the club for the first time. I walk in and they act like they had seen Rihanna. I say Rihanna and not Beyonce, because I was not bumped to VIP, nobody was buying me free drinks, nothing…I was just getting alot of attention. As we were trying to navigate our way closer to the DJ, men (who were dancing with their girls) are tapping me on my shoulder, waving at me, throwing peace signs, taking pictures of me and everything in between. The club was called Cocoon, which is ironic because it also felt like EVERYbody and they mama was at this club, I have never been to a club this packed in my life. All you could do is jump up and down, no dancing involved.
The club had a 3 tiered stage and the DJ was on top over looking the crowd. So my friends and I are on the bottom, right underneath the stage and we start “dancing” (NOTE: I don’t care to dance with random men at the club, I go strictly for the music and to have fun with my friends. But that did not work out for me either because all they played was trance music. How do you dance to trance music anyway?) But I digress, so me and my friends start “dancing” and this big Middle Eastern looking man grabbed me and started dancing behind me and homeboy starts licking my back, I turn around, and this dude grabbed me in a tight embrace. I lift my hands to his shoulders to try and push him off, and he is holding me tighter and yells in my ear “I love you, I love black girls, what is your number” I yell back “I don’t have a phone, get off me!” still trying to push him off me. He yells back “Please! Give me your number, I must have you” and attempts to kiss me in my mouth. I forcefully push him off me and Mari grabbed my hand and we are now standing on the first tier of the stage. The crowd erupts in cheers as soon as I hop on stage, sweet salvation…..Only for a hot second.
Now this is the point in the night, 1:30am, I would normally say lets go home. BUT as you know, I have a 12:30am curfew and they lock the doors so we HAD to stay out all night till 5am (when our dorm room is open). P.S. this particular club does not close till 10am. So, similar versions of what I just explained KEPT happening over and over again. So it got to the point where I stood there with my arms folded counting down the minutes until we had to leave. But even when I stopped dancing, men would still strike up a conversation with me, then follow me through the club for the rest of the night. I hated that. The men at this club, were the most THIRSTIEST/DEHYDRATED men I have ever came across in my whole entire life (for those you who do not know what thirsty means in my context it means desperate). It was the most annoying/violating experience in my life. No more Korean clubbing for me
lol. If you are going to Korea, I DO NOT recommend this club. Until next time.