I decided to go to Goto Mall which is by the central bus station and which is entirely underground. It took me a while to find the entrance:
It was basically one looooooong alley of vendors of all kinds. Did any of you know that Korea is really big on socks? I sure didn’t. But I don’t think anyone in the family will run out of socks anytime soon😏I even got myself a pair with gudetama - the egg yolk character with severe depression:
And some really nice dish towels:
But i didn’t find any big sharp Korean knives or any Korean stuffed monkeys as per Luca’s request, so I hope he will like his new Korean school bag! And of course I got back to the conference way later than anticipated (oops).
My poster session was Monday night and I was pretty much talking and showing data for 3 hours straight. I work on one of the current hot topics in metabolic science and I also happen to have all the cool mouse models, so it was almost overwhelming with all that attention.
And today (Tuesday) I have had my presentation. The moderator was reallynice and even came over and asked me “so what would you like me to ask you if no-one else is asking any questions?”. Needless to say that didn’t become necessary at all as I had plenty of questions which continued long after the session. Again- a bit overwhelming but it also made feel like a rock star almost!
Tonight I will be going to Seoul tower with a couple of other scientists I happened to talk to quite a bit. A couple of women from Holland and Chile, so this afternoon post-lunch break I have decided not to do much other than chill by the view from my hotel room and maybe go to a cafe down the street to get some real strong coffee in a large cup!
I do not have so much intrinsic rock stardom, that I am not exhausted after a conference presentation