Category: Drama

Temperature of Love – Restaurant Interior

Korean dramas has been on a down side recently. Nothing really caught my eyes as good as Goblin. I settled for some to pass my time, but they barely got me excited.

Temperature of Love recently is a refreshing start, alongside with While You Were Sleeping. The latter has just started, so I’m keeping a watch out still. The first few episodes are good, I must say. The former has 8 episodes by the time I posted this, and I’m looking forward to the next episode!

Now, let’s get on the the filming site in this drama – Temperature of Love.

The restaurant in the drama that Jungsun is working at is actually filmed at two places. One for interior, one for exterior. I’m covering the interior in this post – the restaurant itself.

How to get to Yspazio

Hop on the subway to Hakdong Subway Station (학동역) and take exit 10. According to map, it would only take 5min. Turn left after coming out from the exit.

Walk straight.

Keep walking straight.

Turn right at this junction.

Walk straight and you’re almost there.

The building on the right is your destination.

A better look at the building.

113-gil 21 Eonju-ro, Gangnam District, Seoul, Korea (Nonhyeon-dong 85-14)
서울특별시 강남구 언주로133길 21(논현동 85-14)
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Tel: 02-549-5667

Man X Man: The Jang Mee

I am recently watching a brand new drama Man X Man for the sake of Park Haejin. He’s the one and only motivation that kept me going for this drama. Anyway, the last scene in episode 4 where Park Haejin and Kim Minjung kissed was a very pretty cafe, so I looked it up.

The cafe is called The Jang Mee, and it is located far far away in Paju (outside of Seoul). Travelling takes around an hour.

This is their afternoon tea set.

This is Tiramisu.

The chocolate latte looks so pretty. The bottle on the side is chocolate where you stir it into the latte yourself.

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [02]

Hello everyone! I was nursing my emptiness after drama Goblin ended. There really isn’t any drama I look forward to as much. OCN’s Voice drama is not bad though. Similar to Goblin on tvN, this drama Voice on OCN is also broadcasted on cable tv. You need to pay to watch in Korea. Naturally the drama gets less hype and traction, compared to drama like Descendants of the Sun that was broadcasted on KBS (free channel). I would suggest watching if you wish to void the emptiness in your heart like me.

In episode 9 of Goblin, the four main characters met for the first time as a group in Sunny’s new fried chicken store. It is also the episode where Grim Reaper held Sunny’s hand for the first time and learnt about her previous life.


How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Jonggak Subway Station (종각역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and turn right, walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Walk straight.
After exiting the alley, turn left.
Walk straight.05
Keep walking straight.
There you are!08
The bbq premium cafe is the store.
Close up of the store front.

BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
(Cheonggyecheon 81) 11-5 Gwancheol-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, Korea
서울특별시 종로구 관철동 11-5(청계천로 81)
Tel: 050-4109-9263

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [01]

Sunny is the very beautiful BBQ chicken shop owner who hired Euntak as a part-timer though the shop didn’t seem to have a lot of business. Here we are to see where Sunny’s original BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe is. This is the store that Sunny owns at the start of the drama. Later on, she moved the store to one with larger area space. I’ll be sharing the guide to the larger store in my later posts.


This shop is a branch in Gangnam district. Fortunately, the shop is fairly easy to arrive at.

How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Daecheong Subway Station (대청역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Keep walking straight.
Turn left into this alley.
Keep walking.
Look to your right and there is the BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe.

BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
687-2 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam District, Seoul, Korea
서울 강남구 일원동 687-2
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2am daily
Tel: +82 02-3411-5949

Goblin: First Encounter

I am on a roll! Haha Do you count this as part of new year resolution, to update this space more often and hopefully it would count towards less money wasted on the cost to maintain this domain?

Again in episode 1, the scene where Kim Shin meets Euntak for the first time in the rain.


I’m sorry I went a little overboard with Kim Shin’s close up screencaps. His eyes can talk and I can stare into them forever. (Coughs)

Anyway this scene was filmed outside Duksung Girls’ High School (덕성여자고등학교).

How to get to 덕성여자고등학교

Hop on the subway to Anguk Subway Station (안국역) and take exit 1. This should only take around 5min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
Turn right at Shinhan Bank.
Walk into the alley beside the entrance of the school.
Keep walking straight.
And you will arrive at the filming location below.
Perhaps this angle will put things into perspective.

This is also the filming site for Coffee Prince. Is this a coincidence? You might want to read more about the scene in Coffee Prince in case you forgot. I honestly don’t remember. This drama took place too long ago. Should I go back and re-watch this drama? Hmmm…

Goblin: Grim Reaper’s Tea House

Happy New Year everyone!

I know I have been neglecting this space for a bit. I was hooked up on dramas, as usual. Unfortunately the dramas I was watching, either doesn’t motivate me to move my lazy ass to search for drama scenes, or there isn’t anything significant for me to search for. Take for example, the drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Almost the entire drama is filmed within the set. Ok, enough of my excuses.

Now, let’s move on to my recent favourite drama – Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. The name is too long. I shall call it Goblin from here onwards. If you ask me, this drama has certainly outperform Descendants of the Sun and has taken the honourable #1 position in my heart. But nobody is asking my opinion, so I shall not dwell into how awesome this drama is. Go watch it for yourself!

Since I have been hooked up on this drama, why haven’t I been searching for the filming sites? The sad truth: Majority of the filming took place outside of Seoul. That means, it is highly inaccessible via public transport and the likelihood of people visiting these sites decreases with that in consideration. With that, I shall start off with filming sites that are in Seoul – comparably more accessible via public transport.

Episode 1 when Kim Shin and Grim Reaper first met, Kim Shin passes by outside a stone wall and look beyond those walls, only visible to his eyes. His eyes met Grim Reaper who was in his tea house. Kim Shin commented that Grim Reaper’s hat is ugly and Grim Reaper was offended.

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The stone wall where Grim Reaper works, is Deoksugung Stone-wall Road (덕수궁 돌담길).

How to get to 덕수궁 돌담길

Hop on the subway to City Hall Subway Station (시청역) and take exit 1. You’ll only need 5min to get to the street, but much longer walk to the place where filming was carried out. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
Walk past a few shops and you will reach Dunkin Donuts. Turn left at Dunkin Donuts.
While you are walking straight, you will find yourself arriving at the Deoksugung Stone-wall Road. Isn’t that fast? That is really just a 5min walk.
But if you are looking for the exact location where filming took place. You’d have to walk much much further. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you) Basically walk straight all the way, until you arrive at the junction below and turn right. You are not there yet.
Continue walking straight until you come to this turn below. This is the exact same wall where Kim Shin saw Grim Reaper.

This place is actually worth visiting because you can see autumn foliage if you are visiting in the fall. Korea Tourism Board has also recommended this place to view the fiery colours of autumn. Especially if you are in the area to visit the Deoksugung Palace, I’d say you don’t give this site a miss.

Reply 1988: Ddeokbokki at 코스모스 분식

Reply 1988 is another good drama from TvN that got me hooked.  This drama stars Park Bogum, who is from the same company as Song Joongki. Somehow this 1988 series outshines the 1997 and 1994 series, I reckon.

In the final and last episode, episode 20, female lead Deoksun (acted by Hyeri from Girl’s Day) reunites with her close friends, Mik and Jahyun after 6 years. They met up at this ddeokbokki place.
The food looks good and isn’t expensive.

How to get to 코스모스 분식

Hop on the subway to Gusan Station (구산역) and take exit 3. Come out from the exit and walk straight. Walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
Turn right at this junction.
Walk a little and you will arrive at the restaurant on your right.
The restaurant interior.

코스모스 분식
서울 은평구 연서로 15길 2
15-gil 2, Yeonseo-ro, Eunpyeong District, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 2-358-6623

Bojeong-dong Café Street

If you’ve been watching Korean drama, the drama “Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격)” is one you shouldn’t miss. It is a light hearted drama that talks about the love life of four men in their forties. Yes, you might think men in forties are old uncles and nothing enticing in the drama. You are wrong. One of the 4 male leads is Jang Dong Gun! CNBlue guitarist, Lee Jonghyun is also one of the fixed cast. Kim Woobin appears once in a while. Even CNBlue leader, Yong Hwa made a special appearance in one of the episodes. So much eye candies to look out for!

When watching the drama, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful a certain filming site is. The very place where Do Jin and Yi Soo met and had their first interaction. Yi Soo’s skirt was unravelled and Do Jin came to the rescue. It is also the place where Do Jin proposed to Yi Soo in the last episode.

The filming site is called Eco’s Library (에코의 서재), located on the Bojeong-dong Café Street. This cafe is the oldest book cafe on the street, whereas the street is full of cafes, apparels and accessories shops. A good place to sit back and relax, and enjoy a quiet afternoon.

The cafe is filled with books and giving a warm, fuzzy feeling with it’s wooden furniture and high ceiling. (2 above pictures lifted off Korean Tourism Board website)

I went on a weekday afternoon and you can see the street is almost empty. It is really a good place for leisure and chillax.

I went online to search for guides on how to head to this place, and the furthest I came across doesn’t lead to the destination. Most people got lost trying to come to this place because it is quite a walk from the subway station. I relied on Google Map to get me there. Good old reliable Google Map heh~

The subway station itself is outside of Seoul. Prepare ample of time for travelling and I’m sure you’d want to spend some time here, considering the amount of time you travelled just to get to this place. Below, I’ve prepared a guide to the Bojeong-dong Café Street.

How to get to Bojeong-dong Café Street

Take the subway to Jukjeon Station, Seoul Subway Bundang line and take exit 1. You will see Shinsegae Shopping Mall.

Walk past Shinsegae, towards the E-Mart.

See the logo “e”? That’s the E-Mart. We are going to walk to the street behind the E-Mart. So cross the street and walk towards that building.

You can head in here to get some drinks to get you going for the long walk. The gate below is the entrance into the E-Mart.

If not, keep on walking past the entrance, and you will see the road below. Just keep walking straight.

And walk straight further… …

You will need to cross the road and get onto this bridge below.

Get off the bridge and cross the road junction. Continue walking straight.

The plants I saw on the way. I recalled at this point in time, I started wondering if I was lost. The kind where you start to self-doubt because there are no indications at all if you’re in the right direction? I wanted to ask for directions but the streets were almost empty. There were no other options except to trust the Google Map and continue walking straight.

When you see the Kraze Burgers, you’re halfway there. Cross the street and keep walking straight.

You will arrive at a big junction where you can even cross the junction diagonally. You need to get to the side where Caffe Bene is.

Keep walking straight and you will see this Japanese restaurant below. Turn to your right, after this restaurant and you’ll reach the Bojeong-dong Café Street!

The exterior of the Eco’s Library cafe. Look at all the books. Not a word I understand. LOL

Their menu and the waffle I ordered.

Hope this guide helps you find the street safely. Do share with me your experiences on this street too!

Eco’s Library (에코의 서재)
Address: 11-3 Jukjeon-ro 15beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Operating Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Tel: +82 31 266 1138

Emergency Couple Fan Meet in Singapore

A few months ago (coughs), main lead actor and actress of drama Emergency Couple came to Singapore for a fan meet. I didn’t realise it’s been so long since I’ve been to a fan meet! (Alright, I also didn’t realise I haven’t been blogging for ages) The last fan meet I went was Super Junior’s hidden member, Kim Kibum fan meet in Singapore. Having only being an ELF from around Super Show 3 concerts, I missed the chances of knowing Kibum, let alone see him. Thanks to Korea Tourism Board in Singapore, I got free tickets to watch with my friends. Teehee!

Side track! The male lead for drama is Choi Jinhyuk. He acted in dramas such as “Gu Family Book” and “Miss Panda and Mr Hedgehog”. When he visited Singapore for the fan meet, he was preparing to film for the new drama “Fated to Love You”. During the fan meet, he serenaded us by singing “Scent of a Flower”. Though not perfect, it was enough to melt all of us.

The female lead is non other than Song Jihyo, whom most of you are familiar with through the variety show Running Man. She’s so sporty and friendly. She sticks out her hand first to shook mine and her handshake was so firm. Her skin is practically flawless. When asked during the event, how she maintained her good skin condition, she responded that she made sure there is sufficient rest and cleaned her face thoroughly. Is it really that easy?!

Anyway ever since this event, I can be found on almost all the news outlets reporting this event, such as Stomp and New Paper. They have taken so many photos during the event and all they kept using is this particular cropped photo.

Look at the original photo below. You can totally see them cropping only the few of us out to use in their news articles. Our photos even appeared in Korea news articles. (Slaps forehead) I am going international, seriously. By the way, I blur out the faces of people I don’t know.

Enough of my grumblings. Let’s look at Choi Jinhyuk and Song Jihyo. I can’t believe I called out “oppa” to Choi Jinhyuk and told him I’m a fan in Korean. He replied with his deep husky voice “Thank you” with outstretched both hands to shake mine. O)-< Dead

When can I see them again~~~~~~~

I’m a Couch Potato

I’ve been catching up on drama recently and I find myself sacrificing precious sleep because of this! The story lines and eye candies are so worthwhile. Teehee!

(I started this post so many months ago and I am still procrastinating. Incorrigible!)

After 2 years, Sherlock Holmes is finally back with John Watsons on season 3. Oh my goodness, I can listen to them speak in their sexy British accent all day. And the 3 episodes ended in a flash again. I am already missing their wittiness.

There’s catching up on my The Vampire Diaries Season 5. The story has developed so far and the episode I’m at, the human Elena Gilbert is now a vampire whereas Katherine Pierce the vampire turned into human. I’m convinced that the writer/s has killed every possible person in the drama and is now introducing more characters in order to kill at a later time.

Of course, Damon Salvatore is ever so handsome with his deep set eyes. Stare into my eyes and find my soul.

Apart from all these, majority of my time is spent on Korean dramas. The recently (or not) ended The Heirs featuring so many handsome actors such as Lee Minho and Kim Woobin.

The plot is similar to a Cinderella story taking place in high school. Park Shinhye is the unfortunate (or very fortunate to be surrounded by so handsome guys) girl, poor and kind, often in situations like a damsel in distress waiting to be saved.

My favourite is, however, not the main lead. I totally heart Kim Woobin! He’s deep and husky voice, tall height and eyes that stare deep into your soul. In the drama, he puts on such a strong front but is actually sensitive hurt child deep within. How not to love a man like this! Come to noona!

Oh and I so heart the Minhyuk+Krystal couple!

You Who Come From The Stars is yet another epic drama. Kim Soohyun voice sounds even better (sorry, Woobin!). I was delighted to hear he’d be coming to Singapore as one of the destinations for fanmeet. I even gave up going to watch my BigBang, CNBlue, 2NE1 for him!

In the end, Kim Soohyun is gonna come when I’m not in Singapore. Such a pity sobs… …

In the meantime, I’m on a watch out for more dramas to fill my empty heart ㅠㅠ