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Jogio-ing Across Jejudo July 20, 2009

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 8:03 PM



 “Jogio” (pronounced “cho-gee-oh”) means “there” … and has become the root of every joke we say in Korea, even though half the time the context in which it is used makes no sense whatsoever, we find it absolutely hilarious and it’s an incredibly fun word to say.


“do” (pronounced “doe” means Island) – i.e. Jejudo means Jeju Island.


“pokpo” means “waterfall”


“bally” means “hurry”


Now for the good stuff …


So Thursday night I felt like it was Christmas Eve … or, even better, like that Disney World commercial where the little boy says “But I’m too excited to sleep!” … that is exactly how I felt knowing that in a few short hours I would be landing in paradise. How could one possibly sleep with that on the brain?


I went to school Friday morning – pink luggage in hand – taught a couple classes – and then took off at lunch time to the Paradise hotel in Haeundae to meet up with Caitlin and fetch a ride to the airport. There were a few minor delays and last minute stresses as Caitlin faced some squabbles at her school … and at one point I actually found myself texting her … “…. so you’re not coming to Jeju?” and then immediately scanning the bustling streets for a potential new travel buddy. But luckily Caitlin pulled through and we “jogioed” off to the airport with our taxi driver Min-su. We knew we were in for a great weekend when we met Min-su. He was an absolute delight and found us incredibly curious and hilarious (but, then again, who wouldn’t?) …


At this point it was 1:00 PM and our flight was scheduled to depart at 2:30 PM, and since neither Caitlin, nor I had been to the Busan airport, we weren’t sure what sort of time frame we were in for as we heard anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour and 20 minute ride… so needless to say, we were a bit anxious to get moving. Luckily all it took was for us to say to “BALLY BALLY MIN-SU!” <Hurry, Hurry Min-Su!> and we were off faster than wrapping paper at a birthday party. Min-su took our instructions whole heartedly and jogioed us to the airport with a swift hop, skip and a jump. We arrived at the airport with ample time check in, get our tickets, have a wardrobe change and snap some self portraits to start the trip. Needless to say, this set the tempo for the remainder of the weekend.


Because we are girls going to paradise we obviously brought everything but the kitchen sink … in our rolley girly suitcases … so needless to say, we were a spectacle every where we went. We made a scene boarding the plane as we appeared to be the only two people bringing any sort of bag with them – and we had many – suitcases, purses, snacks, cameras, umbrellas – we were prepared for everything and anything.  We finally made it to our seat which we sat in for what felt like 5 minutes … literally, by the time the plane got off the ground, we were served a beverage, then it was descending time …. total in air flight time of about 35 minutes. This, however, was enough time for Caitlin and I to scare away the local Korean man sharing our row with us. Maybe it was the over abundance of English that got him, or our broken Korean, or Caitin having her love texts translated by the flight attendant for all the plane to hear – regardless, he didn’t like what we were putting down so he jogioed on out of his seat and in to a new one.


So just as I’m finishing my last drop of tomato juice, we start to descend and pure excitement sets in. Well, excitement and anxiety as we were not really sure what sort of predicaments we’d find ourselves in. But nevertheless, lonely planet guide book in hand, we got off the plane and entered palm tree heaven. From the airport we took a taxi to E-mart as in Caitlin’s stressful afternoon she failed to grabbed her running shoes … so it was at E-mart we discovered (yet another inside joke of the weekend) – “Big Tens” – Caitlin’s new running shoes.


After a few wrong turns and incorrect directions from locals, in the sweltering heat, we managed to find our way to the bus terminal. We decided to head to the Southern coast to the second largest city on the island and the main tourist / resort area – Seogwipo. The bus ride cost us a whole 3000 won (roughly under $2 CDN) … and just over an hour later, we had traveled the entire island from North to South – through the middle of the island. Once in Seogwipo it was evident we needed to eat and we stumbled upon a familiar site – Orange Shop (*A kimbop chain that can be found all over Korea*). After dinner it was time to find our motel. After browsing the suggested places in my Lonely Planet book we decided to get a room at the Bally Motel at a mere 30,000 won a night total. It wasn’t a bad establishment, and the receptionist was, again, hilarious and found us to be rather peculiar. The only pitfall with the Bally Motel – the TV remote batteries were melted into deformity so that made late night TV watching a challenge.


Once Bally felt like home, aka clothes and girl things all over the place … we decided to walk around and check out the night life of Seogwipo. To our dismay, there was not a whole lot to do aside from small local taverns and restaurants … but we walked around and enjoyed the scenery anyway. Then we decided to jogio a taxi to check out one of the famous beaches nearby – Jungmun Beach. We once again were paired up with the most amazing taxi driver – every one seemed to find us to be a spectacle and absolutely hilarious – so we granted him some giggles at our expense as we verbally abused him as we randomly shouted the few Korean words we know. He probably thought we had turrets. Anyway, along the way we decided that we just had to try the infamous Jejudo Tangerines and asked our taxi driver – whom we nicknamed “Walter” to stop off at one of the fruit stands on the side of the road. He, again, found this hilarious, and gleefully agreed, so Caitlin and I purchased the first of many tangerines that we would devour over the course of the weekend. The girl at the fruit stand was insanely cute and spoke really great English and we managed to bargan a 20,000 won box of tangerines to 5,000 won – but she gave us about 10,000 won worth. Amazing. They are literally like heaven in your mouth. We obviously let Walter inside our heaven as we offered him a couple tangerines for the road and then we were back on our way to Jungmun Beach.


A pretty expensive taxi ride later we arrived at Jungmun, but unfortunately it was far too dark to make out much of anything … but we strolled along the water and the path by the beach and made a promise to come back the next day to get a better view. We ended up on the resort grounds of the Hyatt hotel – which was gorgeous – and it was here we met Rambo – a rugged, high-heeled wearing taxi driver. He appeared less than interested in taking us back to the Bally Motel, but he was more than helpful in getting us oriented with the bus that would take us there. So we waited around for what seemed like forever, mosquitoes devouring a fresh citrus blood, and then we jogioed on to the bus at Rambo’s command. Apparently the bus was not a direct route to where we wanted to go, but we got to do a drive by of all the local resorts in the area and after missing our destination stop, we were dropped off a the KAL Hotel. We made use of the free internet and tourist brochures in the lobby, then had the congierge fetch us a cab back to the Bally motel. Upon arrival we were exhausted and ready to rest up for a big day the next day.



We woke up Saturday morning, got ready for the day and the jogioed out of the Bally motel – again, pink rolley suitcase in hand. We stopped off at a local coffee shop for breakfast and made use of their free computer and internet to plan our day. From there we headed to Cheonjiyeon Pokpo <waterfall>. We decided to inquire within the tourist information centre to get some ideas on an itinerary … it was here that we met yet another wonderful character who became our Hercules as he saw two damsels in distress – he let us stow our luggage in the storage closet! haha greatest news we received all day 🙂 So luggage free we strolled through the gorge … it was about a 10 minute walk to the waterfall, took about 10 minutes for “picture taking and to chat” (as our English tourist informant informed us) and a 10 minute return walk. The gorge was bustling with other tourists and I was approached by an English academy employer from Jeju inquiring about whether or not I could work at her English Institute in Jeju City. After informing her that I was infact already employed, she gave me her number anyway, snapped a photo for Caitlin and I, and then was on her way. I obviously saved it – never know when I am going to need a job on an island.


After the Cheonjiyeon Falls we took a taxi to Oedolgae – “Lonely Rock”. It was here that we made were made the biggest spectacle of life and it was also where we were introduced to the Jejudo Angels – but I will get to that. So Caitlin and I unload the taxi, again, rolley, girly suitcases in hand – but this time, we were faced not with a sweet tourist informant to stow our bags for us – but instead, staircase upon staircase to lug our luggage up and down. This didn’t stop us. So onward we trekked, causing yet another scene. We couldn’t help but laugh it off – I mean, I already stand out in a crowd in Korea – why not give them something exciting to look at? So we admired lonely rock and within moments our lives in Jeju changed forever – we met our Jejudo Angels – the most loving beautiful and kind Korean couple from Seoul – Chang-hyun Jo and Hye-won ~~~!!!!~~~~!!!!~~~  There was a bit of confusion at first as Chang-hyun Jo tried to make conversation with us and we immediately translated it into “oh, do you want us to take your picture? ok ok ok!” but to our astonishment, this wasn’t what he was trying to ask of us. Instead, he saw two damsels in distress and explained to us that him and his girlfriend had a rental car and they wanted us to join them in touring the island for the day. This was like music to our ears! After confirming that we were headed in the same direction – we jogioed our luggage into their car and we were off to the next destination.


With our new friends we were off to Jeongbang Pokpo <waterfall> which was incredible. This waterfall is said to be the only waterfall in Asia that falls directly into the sea and it certainly is a natural beauty! We took some more pictures here, grabbed some more tangerines and water then we were back on the road. The next destination was LUNCH. We drove to Pyoseon Beach which is an extremely wide and shallow watered beach. It was pretty fascinating to see, but we didn’t have much time to tour around. We ate lunch and from there we went to a Jeju Folk Museum where we educated on some Jeju Island history and facts, as well as posed for about 3890 photos. It was kind of neat, but the humidity was definitely getting to us, so it was back on the road heading to the next stop.


We made a couple stops along the way on the side of the road for some breath taking photos ops. The weather was less than desirable island weather at this point – overcast and starting to rain – but we didn’t let it stop us. We ended up making an additional stop at an observatory on the coast. This place was like the twilight zone – sort of felt like we were entering the future – minus the horse drawn carriges that trickled the venue. I guess this observatory is the set of many famous Korean dramas and movies … so it was nothing but another opportunity to take a million photos. AND … I mean, ride a 2-seater bicycle!  What else would you do on an island? This was insanely hilarious to Caitlin and I as we jogioed our way around the observatory on good ol’ Number 9 – nearly dying on more than one occassion. Too funny for words. Also, please keep in mind I was wearing a skirt, so I’m sure Jejudo got a little more Britney Spears action than they anticipated getting. haha


After the observatory there was little time wasted before we back on track to our final destination – Seongsan Ilchulbong – “Sunrise Peak”. It was our understanding that our new friends needed to depart at 6 PM for the airport … but next thing we knew, we were jogioing up Sunrise Peak in flip flops and skirts – purses in hand. hahaha …. This would have been a perfect opportunity for Big Tens to make their debut, but there was no time to spare! The climb was only about 20 minutes, but it was about a 90 degree angle climb from the bottom to the top, and again, in the humidity, we were dying. Once we reached the top it was totally worth it. We were overlooking a good part of the island, and could even see U (pronounced “ew) Island where we planned on heading the next day. Sunrise Peak is an extinct volcano with a summit shaped like a punch bowl. It is completely forested and an amazing green color. Catching a glimpse of the sunrise on top of Ilchulbong would be amazing, but we made it there just in time for the sun to set. We headed back down to the base and back to the car where we were bracing ourselves for a tearful goodbye, but our new friends were not finished with us yet. They wanted to make sure we were set up with a place to stay for the night, so we quickly drove to the hotel Caitlin and I had picked out to stay at. Unfortunately there were no rooms available. Fearful that we’d be left stranded on the street with no place to stay, Hyun-jo frantically drove to two other places, finally coming out victorious at the 3rd motel! At this point it was about 7:30 PM and they still had to drive to the airport in Jejuew friends and we were off to get cozy in our new digs for the night. City to catch their 8:20 plane back to Seoul. From there it was a tearful and rapid farewell to our n


The couple that operated the motel were again, insanely nice. The adjuma – old woman – literally ripped my suitcase from my hands and trekked it up 3 flights of stairs without hestiation. This lady is probably as old as my grandmother – but she was just a-motoring! From there, we had two freezing cold bottles of water hand delivered, the air conditioner pumped up, and clean comforters on the bed. It was like a whirlwind of excitement! We soon after found a local place to have a delicious meal at, grabbed some snacks and then called it a night after an eventful day touring the island.



Sunday was yet another busy and exciting day. We grabbed some coffee and more tangerines and then headed to the ferry destined for U Island. A mere 5,500 won each got us a return ferry ticket to the island. The ferry ride itself was about 10 or so minutes but this ferry is packed full of people in true Korean style – on the floor. Upon arriving to the island, we again were unsure of what course of action to take as we had our suitcases in hand, making a spectacle of ourselves yet again. But within steps of getting off the ferry, fate handed us the gold card – A Golf Cart. With very little hesitation / convincing, our luggage was in the golf cart, my expired Ontario license and 50,000 won was handed to the rental man and we were on our way around the island. This was honestly the greatest thing ever – next to of course having the cutest Korean couple tour us around in their rental car with them. We had the golf cart for 2 hours and we were bound and determined to see the entire island in that time which is not a difficult task as you can bike the island in about 2 hours. But with photo ops at every corner and two foreigners touring an island, you never know how long these things will take. It ended up taking us the full 2 hours, and upon returning the golf cart, we were greeted by the strangest weather – it was completely sunny yet there was a light rain starting. U Island was a magnificent sight. The weather was constantly changing; one minute clouds with a light spitting of rain; the next minute sunny and hot; I think on a cloudless day, the water color would be even more breathtaking than what it was, but it was still beautiful. At the end of our 2 hours on the golf cart, and our cameras full of pictures and our luggage back on it’s wheels, we headed back to the main island of Jeju via the ferry.


Once on land we jogioed another cab and headed for Gimnyeong Beach – a white sandy beach with clear blue water. Again, if the weather was nicer, it likely would have been even more spectactular. From there we headed to Manjangul – lava-tube caves – which was interesting for the first 5 minutes. It is a 13.5 km long cave that is freaking cold and dripping wet. We lacked the proper attire for trekking through a cave and didn’t realize that once you reached the end of the cave, you’d have to turn around and walk back … so we were a little anxious to get out of there by the end of the first 13.5 KM walk. Once we were back out in the open we decided to make our move to Jeju City, as the weather wasn’t looking very promising so exploring any more beaches seemed a bit unneccessary. We started making our way – again, suitcases in hand – to the high way to catch the bus – as we were tired of taking overpriced taxi rides (Don’t take the black taxis in Jeju! They are every where and they are expensive!). As we approached the end of the museum’s drive way, it started to rain pretty hard and again, we were damsels in distress. Another Jejudo Angel came to our rescue – a bus driver. He jogioed us onto his bus and gave us a free lift (which was insanely far away, walking distance, from where we were) to the bus stop we needed to be at in order to get to Jeju City. This gave us the momentum boost we needed and we made our way to Jeju City, checked into our nice, cheap, HOTEL, that was fully equipped with everything we needed, including a computer! After a bit of down time we decided it was time for dinner and after reading about a Mexican restaraunt in my Lonely Planet book, we decidd we needed to check it out. We were not disappointed. The chef apparently learnt his trade in Mexico City. It definitely felt like I was in Mexico – the food was delicious and the atmosphere (minus the Korean wait staff) was like I was at an all inclusive restaraunt. I obviously couldn’t help but think of my many family vacations to Mexico … mom and dad, I think you’d love this place!


After dinner Caitlin and I strolled the streets of Jejusi back to our hotel, and on the way, of course, stopping to buy some tangerines to bring back for our school staff. We also stopped to get some face masks, and decided to enjoy our last night in Jeju while relaxing and watching k-pop music videos on YouTube. Not a disappointing night as we were in for yet another long day.



5:00 AM rolled around far too quickly and before you knew it, Caitlin and I were on our way back to the airport to catch our 6:30 AM flight back to Busan. We were once again a spectacle getting on and off the plane with our luggage, bags, boxes of tangerines and orange chocolates, and of course, breakfast and coffee in hand. Once landing in Busan we were overcome with great sadness as it was back to the grind and we found ourselves discussing when we will go back to visit Jejudo again. We’ve decided it will be sooner rather than later. 🙂


All in all it was an amazing time. We unfortunately didn’t have the sunniest skies, but with the humidity, it was probably a good thing that it was a bit overcast. As well, we didn’t have a chance to go back to Jungmun beach during the day, nor did we have time to explore the West side of the island, so a trip back will definitely be happening.


In general we found the people of Jejudo to be exceptionally nice and overly helpful – and surprisingly their English was incredible. Very few times did we have to repeat ourselves, or even speak in broken English in order to convey our message. And often times when we would speak in Korean, they would speak in clear English back to us. It was quite a change from that of Busan … but I suppose tourism is their main industry so it is to be expected. They are even thinking about declaring English as their second national language of the island. Pretty neat!


In total, Caitlin and I spent 50,000 won each for 3 nights of decent accomodation, which we were both really happy about. We also learned a lot about each other on the trip — especially that Caitlin loves air conditioning and I love the heat … and when I sleep with air conditioning on I wake up with puffy eyes. WEIRD! I literally slept with a hoody on all three nights … hahaha


I’m sure I am leaving out some other details … but I was kicked out of starbucks due to closing time, and this has to be the longest blog written in the history of blogging.


I am so excited to meet up with our friends Chang-hyun Jo and Hye-won again sometime soon and I definitely can’t wait for my next trip back to Jeju.


Hope you enjoyed reading and enjoy the pictures 🙂




Irony at it’s best. July 16, 2009

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 4:04 AM

So after my little rant this morning about the rain … and after classes were canceled (I still had to stay at school, but it gave me time to get caught up on my summer camp curriculum planning / organizing so it was time well spent) … ironically after all of that, the clouds parted and blue sunny skies showed themselves for the afternoon and a deep wave of humidity followed. And because of all my promises I made in my rant, I am fully embracing this humidity with a big smile. I just hope it lasts for my weekend in Jeju 🙂

Life is good. hahahaha


Irony at it’s best.

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 4:04 AM

So after my little rant this morning about the rain … and after classes were canceled (I still had to stay at school, but it gave me time to get caught up on my summer camp curriculum planning / organizing so it was time well spent) … ironically after all of that, the clouds parted and blue sunny skies showed themselves for the afternoon and a deep wave of humidity followed. And because of all my promises I made in my rant, I am fully embracing this humidity with a big smile. I just hope it lasts for my weekend in Jeju 🙂

Life is good. hahahaha


I retract my last statement … July 15, 2009

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 7:55 PM

School is cancelled today so maybe rainy season isn’t so bad after all ….. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA


Rain Rain GO AWAY!

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 7:44 PM

I can’t even begin to express my frustration with the rainy season here … like, for the first 300 days I put up with it, and laughed off the fact that I’d come to school soaked .. and each time I’d step outside, I’d try a new theory to avoid getting soaked … to my dismay, all of my theories and tactics have failed horribly and the rain has been relentless … but today was the final straw. I arrived to school DRENCHED… head to toe … despite my efforts. My EMU boots are soaked, and thus likely ruined … I am currently sitting above a puddle that is compiling itself under my chair .. my pants (which are grey in color) appear jet black and skin tight – looks like I’m sporting some tight leather pants or something. My socks, I literally had to ring the water out of them and I am currently sock-less. On top of that, we have fans going in my office (I am using one to dry my boots and socks) … so I am prone to catch yet another cold. The roads were literally flooding … the “stream” that is usually bone dry most days was overflowing and running like a wicked river rapid (except the water is brown in color, so I’m assuming, “not good for my health”) … the bridge that I usually cross on my way to school was literally like the bridge at Canada’s Wonderland that you stand on in order to get a delightful soaking from the Timberwolf Falls … except this soaking was not delightful and was certainly not a welcomed one. On top of that, on most days, I am usually honked at about 348 times on my walk to and from school by cab drivers looking for a fare … do you think I could spot one single cab this morning? NOPE. There were no cabs to be found – not even in their usual line up spots … unreal. Apparently it’s never rained like this in previous seasons … but it’s enough to make someone go mental. It’s certainly making me miss dry Canadian summers by the pool at the farm … I promise if the rain ever stops, I will never complain about the humidity … I’d rather be soaked from sweat than from rain – seriously. Also, maybe karma has something to do with it – I used to be the a**hole in the car that would purposely drive through puddles just to see the splash I could make and potentially get innocent passer-bys wet … well, since I am now the person on foot being sprayed by the puddles of cars whizzing by me, I have now put myself in those peoples’ (soaked) shoes and I am dreadfully sorry for ever finding amusement in that! I will never, ever drive through a puddle again if the rain ever decides to stop! 

What happened to the days when jumping in puddles was so fun?????????


I apologize for my rant – but I am beyond frustrated today. Something about waking up and going to bed and staring at rain all day is really getting to me.


I do, however, have Jeju to look forward to – where apparently it rains a lot, but it’s not a torturous downpour like we are experiencing here.


I will have to take a video of the rain here – I can’t even fully describe it.


Anyway, again, I apologize for my rant and aside from the rain, I am loving life here. AND I may have over-exaggerated the amount of rainy days and horn honkings, but I just need to emphasize my frustration.


Next rainy day I will be wearing my rubber socks that I bought in Jindo. I don’t care if they are bright yellow and knee-high … Now I just need a wetsuit and I’m all set.


Love and miss you all. xoxo


Mudfest Oh-Nine = Spring Break in Korea July 12, 2009

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 7:24 PM

So Mudfest 2009 took place on the weekend in a place called Boryeong – which is about a 5+ hour bus ride from Busan. We had signed up and paid for our Mudfest tickets about 3 months ago, but I’m not sure any of us really knew what we were getting ourselves into.


So we made the trek from Busan to Boryeong Saturday morning, arriving to the festival around 1:30 in the afternoon, along with thousands and thousands of other foreigners from all over Korea. (Apparently Mud Festival used to be a Korean event, but once foreigners started to participate, the number of foreigners in attendence multiplied and now Mud Fest is predominately a foreigner event… but there was the odd small Korean child being tossed around in the Mud pits (totally normal… haha) …) After getting off the bus, we were finally issued a room at a local motel — which, to our dismay, turned out to be a room with four walls and a floor … good thing I brought my own pillow! Despite our frustration we didn’t have time to cause a fuss as Mud Fest was going on without us and we couldn’t stand to miss another moment! We quickly changed into bathing suits covered with shorts and tshirts, thinking we would be more comfortable in this attire. As we walked towards the festival, it was apparent that we were A. Overdressed; B. Really sober; C. Overwhelmed —- I think we all had a moment of “What do we even do!?” … but it didn’t take long to get the first smeer of mud on us as we were literally shoulder to shoulder with people covered head to toe with mud. We finally realized that we needed to lose our gear, so we stripped down to our bathing suits and started embracing the muddy hugs from drunk passer bys who were determined to get any clean person dirty. (Side Note: For any one who went to Glenview Park SS – picture MOGA on steroids … x thousands of people + alcohol = and you will have Mud Fest). I was still in a bit of a state of shock as I was watching inhebriated people being tossed in and out of mud pits (literally being tossed out of them onto the cement ground with great force); hanging out in mud “prisons”; playing king of the Mud Pit; it was pure insanity. Luckily my friends from home had sent me a disposable camera (randomly) but it certainly came in handy as I tried to capture the craziness of the festival (I just hope the pictures turn out!).


It didn’t take long before we were all covered head to toe in mud and enjoying every minute of it. After awhile, however, we didn’t really know what to do with our muddy selves and with rain and hunger starting to move in, we decided to get cleaned up and get some dinner. Showering was quite possibly the most difficult task of the day as we had cold water, zero water pressure and mud in places that there shouldn’t be mud. We finally scrubbed clean and found our way to a buffet for dinner. It was really starting to rain at this point which didn’t seem to let up until the next day, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying all the Boryeong had to offer (which isn’t a whole lot). We set up camp outside a convenience store, bought some mosquito coils and drinks, and enjoyed the chaos that was being pursued around us. We eventually made it back to our “floor” and called it a night.


All in all it was a wild experience – and probably the closest to real “spring break madness” I will ever endure, but it has definitely left me with some good memories with my friends here in Korea.


In other news – this is the last week or so of classes, followed by 3 weeks of summer camp, so I am busy trying to prepare for that as I have to create all the lessons and teach them by myself. As well, Caitlin and I are going to Jeju Island this weekend, so I can barely wait for this work week to fly by! I am positive that our weekend in Jeju will be blog worthy, so expect lots of stories and pictures!


I hope you enjoy the pictures and once I get my pictures developed, hopefully I will be able to upload them onto my computer.


Miss and love all of you! xoxoxo


Video Updates from Korea! (A little out dated) July 8, 2009

Filed under: South Korea — esacc @ 1:35 AM

Here are a couple videos I have created during my time in Korea. They are a bit old, but I will be sure to make some more in the upcoming months.

Lotte Giants Baseball Game:

My Students singing the beatles:

Greetings from Korea! A video montage of things I’ve experienced.

Hope you enjoy!