Category: Korea

Descendants of the Sun: dal.komm Coffee

If you have not heard about the new Korea drama “Descendants of the Sun”, you are definitely missing out. Starring Song Joongki and Song Hyekyo, episode 6 of this drama has already broken the viewership record of drama “My Love From the Star” last episode. Song Joongki has captured so many female hearts that there is now a term “송중기 효과 (Song Joongki Effect)”.

I am obsessed with this drama myself and I am too embarrassed to say how many times I have watched and re-watched the episodes so far. To distract myself a little, I went to search for the filming sites that had appeared in the drama so far. dal.komm COFFEE that I have previously introduced in Running Man episode last year, is the cafe that appeared numerous times in the drama.

Episode 2 where Song Joongki surprised Song Hyekyo by appearing near her house after he was back from his mission. They had a drink in dal.komm Coffee where Song Hyekyo named their differences and decided to end their brief relationship.

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How to get to dal.komm Coffee

Hop on the subway to Incheon National University Station (인천대입구역) and take exit 4. Walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

Cross the road and keep walking straight.

The brown building says Central Park.


There you go, this building below under construction in the picture below. This photo was taken in year 2014.

The building is called Prugio and this is how it looks like now.
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Let’s look at this dal.komm COFFEE starting from the exterior.


There is a sign placed outside the cafe to tell you this is the exact filming venue.
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If you haven’t noticed by now, this cafe is located outside of Seoul. It is in Incheon. If you are seriously thinking of going to this place, perhaps consider eating Jjajangmyeon in Chinatown where Running Man filmed episode 249.

dal.komm Coffee
Level 1, Central Park Prugio, 23-5 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu District, Incheon, Korea
인천광역시 연수구 송도동 23-5 송도 센트럴파크 푸르지오 1층
Operating Hours: 8am – 11pm
Tel: +82 32-858-0504

Returning to Childhood in Seoul

Back to my Korea trip in July! 4 months has passed since my trip and boy, I am missing Korea so badly.

Everyone of us woke up to an empty and growling stomach. Butterfinger Pancakes to save the morning! When I said I haven’t tried Butterfinger Pancakes before, I received gasps from my friends who couldn’t believe me missing out on the goodness.

Please do not belittle the quantity. As much as the 5 of us wanted to stuff these delicious plates of food into our stomach, we simply couldn’t anymore. I felt like if I had continue stuffing, I’d need to loosen the button on my shorts.20150714_1159261If you haven’t tried (gasp at you) and is interested to try it out, the outlet we visited is in Gangnam.

Butterfingers Pancake
Address: 1317 Seocho-gu, Seocho 4-dong, Shinhung Building Level 1, Seoul, South Korea
서울 서초구 서초4동 1317 신흥빌딩1층
Operating Hours: 7am – 3am

How to get to Butterfingers Pancake

Board subway line 2 to Gangnam Subway Station (강남역) and take exit 9. Walk straight and follow my red arrows.01002003At the zebra corssing below, turn right.004005006007Turn right again.008009After turning, look to your right. Butterfinger Pancakes is right there.10While we were full and satisfied, making our way to the subway station, the big SALE word outside Accessorize shop stopped us in our tracks. A selca while waiting for my friends who were combing through the store. 20150714_1312401
We finally arrived at Lotte World. My first trip to this indoor amusement park! If you ask me, the rides are not as exciting as the Everland. After all, there’s T-Express at Everland, that can beat all the amusement rides in Lotte World. Of course, we still had fun!20150714_1537461The outdoor portion of the amusement park. We queued and waited for the rides, but the wait was simply too long and too humid for us waiting under the sun. We settled for less exciting rides in the end because they had shorter queues. I’ve been to Korea in June before and I must say, the sun in July is much more glaring compared to June. I shudder at the thought of August…20150714_1721061Dinner was at 달으로家. This is the same place where Super Junior members have been eating since trainee days. This restaurant was also featured in the Super Junior M Guesthouse variety show.20150714_2032201 달으로家
Address: 662-6 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 신사동 662-6
Telephone: 02-518-9936

How to get to 달으로家

Get to Apgujeongrodeo Subway Station (압구정로데오역) and take exit 5. Turn back and follow my red arrows.01 Walk straight and turn left when you arrive at this zebra crossing.02Walk straight.03Turn left at this junction below.04Walk straight and turn right at this junction below.05Walk straight.0607Keep walking straight and you’re almost there.08There you are! Arrived at the destination!09How the shop front looks like.10Ending this post with our selca. 5 of us from Singapore, Vietnam, Boston, Texas and Indonesia finally meeting in Korea, brought together by a concert (smiles).14413784276531

Running Man EP262: Taxi Drivers’ Restaurant Race [02]

I am back with Part 2 of the Taxi Drivers’ Restaurant Race broadcast on 30 August 2015! This post has taken longer than expected because I went overseas for a short trip and busy with work. Yeah, all the excuses. It’s plainly because I was lazy.

A whole lot of pictures in this post, so less words. Yay for you! Hope you are full when reading this post though. Or you’ll end up like me, always taking a break from the post to fill my tummy with meat.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Gary, Haha and Nam Bora were first brought to eat Kimchi Stew (김치찌개) at a restaurant near Hongdae.

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In case you don’t find the dish too appetizing while watching Running Man, I found more high definition photo of the dish! Did I just hear you gulp?

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This is how the restaurant looks like on the exterior.

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The dish Running Man ordered is Kimchi Stew priced at 13,000won (1 portion for 2 pax).

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동촌 왕갈비김치찌게생선구이
Address: 149-1 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 동교동 149-1(동교로30길 1)
Nearest Subway Station: Hongdae Subway Station (홍대입구역) Exit 3

Using their wits, Gary, Haha and Nam Bora next arrived at their final stop for famous Tonkatsu in Namsan.

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King Tonkatsu (왕돈까스) is priced at 8,000won.

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남산돈까스
Address: 49-24 Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 남산동2가 49-24(소파로 101)
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm
Tel: 02-777-7929
Nearest Subway Station: Myeongdong Subway Station (명동역) Exit 2, 3

Song Jihyo, Kang Sungjin and Park Gunhyung arrived to eat Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) in broad daylight, when Koreans usually only eat this dish in the evening. I must say the meat looks very juicy and yummy.

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화로구이
Address: 673 Deungchon 3(sam)-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강서구 등촌동 673(강서로 374)
Tel: 02-3663-3292
Operating Hours: 24hours
Nearest Subway Station: Balsan Subway Station (발산역) Exit 3

At the second attempt, the team managed to eat the dish they wanted: Pork Bulgogi (돼지불백). The item the team ordered, 돼지불백 is priced at 6,000won per pax.

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일출기사식당
Address: 648-10 Banghwa 2(i)-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강서구 방화2동 648-10(초원로 8)
Tel: 02-2665-2289
Nearest Subway Station: Gaehwasan Subway Station (개화산역) Exit 1

Yoo Jaesuk, Ji Sukjin and Kim Mingyo had their first dish Pork Bulgogi (돼지불백).

빛고을기사식당
Address: 228-1 Sinwol-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 양천구 신월동 228-1(곰달래로 46)
Tel: 02-2699-6953
Operating Hours: 24hours
Nearest Subway Station: Kkachisan Subway Station (까치산역) Exit 3

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Final mission is held at Itaewon where all 150 Running Man staff came to eat together. After playing the roulette, Kim Jongwoon paid the bill.

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세종가든
Address: 737-7 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 한남동 737-7(이태원로45길 7)
Tel: 02-796-4100
Operating Hours: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Subway Station: Itaewon Subway Station (이태원역) Exit 2

Running Man EP262: Taxi Drivers’ Restaurant Race [01]

It took me some time to come up with this post because I usually write at night when it’s all peaceful and quiet to pen my thoughts, but having to look at all these food photos are apparently too much for my mental state to fight the hunger pangs.  The same reason why I don’t follow foodie accounts on Instagram.

Episode 262 of Running Man is a race where members board a random taxi and have the driver recommend a dish. If the dish coincides with the team’s previously chosen dish, the team wins. Else, the team will have to eat whatever dish the driver recommended, before boarding the next taxi. This cycle continues until the team eats their own dish, and move off to the final restaurant where the rest of running man team is having their gathering. The last team that arrives at the venue have to pay for all the expenses of the gathering. According to Song Jihyo, there were around 200 people attending that gathering, so you can imagine how much the bill will accumulate to.

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In this post, we will follow Lee Kwangsoo, Kim Jongkook and Kim Suro on their restaurants track. Thanks to Kwangsoo’s random choice of food, sabotaging his own team, their strong team visited sufficient restaurants to make up one blog entry.

The first restaurant they arrived at for Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Rice (제육볶음). This dish is very affordable at the price of 7,000won!

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최가네기사식당
Address: 602-1 Sinwol-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 양천구 신월동 602-1
Tel: 02-2607-7843

How to get to 최가네기사식당

Board subway line 2 to Sinjeongnegori Subway Station (신정네거리역) and take exit 2. Walk straight and follow my red arrows.

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You’ll pass by KB Kookmin Bank.

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Here, you have to walk up the slope.

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And down the slope you go.

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Up the slope again.

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And down the slope. We are almost there.

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It’s a straight straight route to the restaurant.

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On the left, you’ll arrive at the restaurant.

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A closer look at the restaurant logo.

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Naver map says it will only take you 12min to walk to the restaurant. Up to you if you want to trust Naver map.

The team were next brought to eat Grilled Squid (오징어 불고기) by another taxi driver. This is the place where the restaurant staff were debating if Kim Jongkook is a singer. Kim Jongkook sang a little of his own solo hit song but the ahjumma haven’t heard of it before.

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동원기사식당
Address: 210-7 Sinjeong 7(chil)-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 양천구 신정동 210-7
Tel: 02-2606-1856

How to get to 동원기사식당

Hop on subway line 2 to Yangcheon-gu Office Subway Station (양천구청역) and take exit 1. Follow my red arrows. There are two staircases out from exit 1. You should walk in the same direction as the cars.

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At this place, turn right and board the horrible flight of stairs.

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When you come to the end, there is once again two flight of stairs. Take anyone and walk in the same direction as the cars on the road.

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Continue walking straight.

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Stick to your right and keep a look out for traffic on the road. Make sure you’re walking on pedestrian road.

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Cross the road in the direction of my red arrow.

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After crossing the road, turn right.

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Keep walking straight.

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On your left, you’ll arrive at the restaurant! According to Naver map, walking distance is estimated to be 10min.

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The team continues on their food trail for Ginseng Chicken (삼계탕). Kim Suro was laughing so hard at their plight outside this restaurant that I wasn’t sure if it was true laughter, or laughter to mask his anger.

Anyway, the team had to eat by the roadside as the restaurant was too packed. Ginseng Chicken here is priced at 13,000won.

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호수삼계탕
Address: 300-325 Singil 5(o)-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 신길5동 300-325
Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm
Tel: 02-833-8948

How to get to 호수삼계탕

Take subway line 7 to Sinpung Subway Station (신풍역) and take exit 4. You will probably have to take the elevator up to ground level. Follow my red arrows and walk straight.

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After this building, you will continue to walk straight, around the curve.

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Just follow where the road leads you.

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Walk straight.

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You’re almost there after passing this car park.

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This is how the restaurant looks like from the front. Naver map estimated the walking distance to be 10min.

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The restaurant where Kwangsoo finally got to eat the Ox Bone Soup (설렁탕) he wanted so badly, bad enough to sabotaged his team mates for. This is probably a good place for supper, since this place operates 24 hours. Ox Bone Soup is sold at 7,000won.

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양고바우설렁탕
Address: 400-5 Singil-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 신길동 400-5
Operating Hours: 24hours
Tel: 02-832-1735

How to get to 양고바우설렁탕

It is just beside the Ginseng Chicken shop above! See the building on the left side of the picture below.

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A close up of the store front.

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I’ll be sharing where the rest of the teams visited in my next post. Do let me know if there’s a particular restaurant you want to see, or I will probably skip some restaurants.

Seoul Chillax

After the hectic concert days, it was finally down to our own itinerary for the rest of the trip. I got to meet a new Japanese friend with my travel mate and we hanged out together the entire day.

We started off the day with an early lunch at 별다방미스리 (Miss Lee Cafe) in Myeongdong.

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Does the restaurant name ring a bell to you? This is the restaurant where YongSeo couple (Yonghwa from CNBlue and Seohyun from Girls Generation) visited in We Got Married Season 2. They visited the store in Insadong, but this outlet in Myeongdong is more convenient in my opinion.

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We had the entire second floor to ourselves. I recalled the morning had just rained and it was a little windy out in the open on a Monday morning. The cozy second floor was a good refuge for us to sit back and drink hot soup.

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The interior is delicately decorated. A tall tree stands in the middle of the restaurant with handwritten messages hanging from the branches. There are pens and papers available for you to write yours too. I spent my time peeping at what other people wrote, while waiting for my food to be prepared.

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Our buzzer vibrates and it’s time to collect our lunch box with hot seaweed soup. I am so loving seaweed with rice. It’s like the best combination ever. If you stare hard enough, you might see the egg underneath the pile of seaweed.

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After taking pictures, close the lid back. Shake it like how Seohyun does in the animated GIF below. Shake it hard so your rice and dishes will mix well together.

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I opened mine and tadahh! It’s time to dig in! I couldn’t finish mine as much as I wanted to, I just couldn’t stuff anymore into my tummy. My friends managed to finish theirs though.

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We wandered around Myeongdong for a little, did some heavy shopping (coughs) and felt like it’s time to rest our heavy bottoms again. This time, we entered O´Sulloc Tea House. Never a big fan of Matcha flavoured products but the Fresh Citron Hot Green Tea I ordered was refreshing. Three of us couldn’t finish the Green Tea Bingsu on top of our drinks. It’s like having to drink 4 big cups for 3 of us. We were too greedy Teehee~

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Another day, I met up with my Korean friend near her house. With her moving near Konkuk University subway station, we can finally meet more often. It’s more legitimate to meet there since it’s now her neighbourhood and Yesung’s cafe Mouse Rabbit is situated there. I got to visit the new shopping mall Common Ground.

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This is also the place where Korean girl group SISTAR filmed their MV “Shake It”, a very addictive song. It’s after all summer when I visited, and war time between all the girl groups. My observation for this trip – amongst the girl groups’ comeback songs, “Shake It” is most popular and most played song for retail shops.

Why is summer the war time for girl groups? It’s the hottest time of the year where it’s valid for girl groups to wear less for performance, showing more skin to appeal to males. A comeback during this period would also allow sufficient time for the girl groups to promote their albums and songs til the year end awards where sales of the year is concluded. If this comeback schedule during summer time went well, the girl group might even slot in another comeback period before year end to boost their popularity. Hence, summer time every year is the comeback war amongst girl groups. This year alone, there are major groups comeback such as Girls Generation, SISTAR, APink, Girl’s Day, AoA… etc.

Back to Common Ground, it’s shopping mall within pop-up containers. Don’t worry, it’s air-conditioned. Spend an hour or two there but didn’t bring anything home with me. The prices there are too high-end. I guess I am more suited for cheap and good shopping at Express Bus Terminal Subway Station.

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My friend and I settled ourselves at a cafe called Dore Dore and ordered Oreo cake and fruit juices. Superman Returns Hwijae dad brought his twins Seo Eon and Seo Jun to this cafe before! Look at the adorable twins devouring their cakes.

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Our Oreo cake is so adorbs! Taste is not to our liking though, for both cake and drinks. I guess their dessert and drinks are Instagram worthy and stops at that.

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I wanted to write more, but it seems like my words quota has reached for this post. I am splitting my trip into so many posts that I’m starting to run out of puns for the world “Seoul” as title. I need ideas!

Super Show 6 Encore

The second day started off with sundae soup at 마포소문난족발순대국, near our guesthouse. I’d lose my voice if I consume spicy food in the morning, so I ordered a non-spicy one. Surprisingly, the non-spicy sundae soup also tasted awesome! I guess we came to the right store.

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This place seems famous with the pictures of broadcasting stations hanging on the wall.

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The photo below isn’t blur, by the way. The steam from the pipping hot sundae soup blurs out the ingredients. The sliced meat pieces were soft and chewy. The glutinous rice steamed to perfection. I couldn’t get enough of the tasty soup.

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With our bellies filled to the brim, we headed out to SM TOWN at Coex Artium.  Every level has different purpose. For example, one level is celebrity shop where we can buy all sorts of artists merchandise, another level is a theatre for audiences to enjoy holographic and live performances.

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It’s funny how beside every photo/poster/banner of Siwon, there’s his signature right beside. He’s the only one who has signed against all his faces that appeared in the building. LOL~

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We decided to rest our feet at the cafe. Ordered a blue lemonade that was contained in a Mamacita bottle. You can bring this bottle home with you! It’s a good souvenir for myself, I’d say. The Super Show 6 badge as seen below was given out with every encore concert ticket shown.

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And this is how my tickets looked like. Both days standing in mosh pit. Who am I trying to prove that I’m still going strong at my age. The Mosh D pit on second day was beyond squeezy. I shudder at the thought of it… ….

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Finally the planned highlight of my trip – Super Show 6 Encore concert. The first stage where Kim Jongwoon returns as Yesung, singing on his home ground. You can’t imagine my anticipation and excitement for this.

SM Entertainment finally decided to change the base of the lightstick so I had to get another one. The previous version was so fragile that I have never used it before. Friends who used the previous version all broke the handle part before the concert could come to an end.

When attending Super Junior concerts in Korea, and you’re only planning to purchase the lightstick and nothing else, there is a separate queue at the merchandise counter. More efficient and everyone gets to wave the right lightstick during the concert.

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Day 02 of the concert was raining heavily. Luckily, the guesthouse lent out umbrellas! Even the rain couldn’t dampen my high spirit for the concert.

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After concert ended, we finally sat down for the second meal of the day: Bossam (보쌈). Wrapping the pork slices in vegetables, along with kimchi is heavenly, especially after hours of enduring hunger.

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During the concert, I was enjoying myself and grinning like a fool whenever I see Yesung on stage. Photos were only taken using my handphone at the end of the concert.

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I’m glad I made the right decision to attend this concert. When would the next Super Show be held? I hope it isn’t going to be a long wait.

Continuing… July is Seoul Wonderful

The first day in Korea was indeed a busy day. Meeting with different people to pick up and exchange tickets for our Super Junior 6 Encore Concert.

We headed on to Chocolat BonBon, opened by Super Junior member Eunhyuk. A small and cozy cafe. Eunhyuk’s mum was there as a cashier when I visited. Glad to see customers other than fangirls visiting the cafe. It’s a sign that cafe is well accepted by public, isn’t it?

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We stayed for a while before hopping on a cab to the MOM House, a guesthouse in Myeongdong, opened by another Super Junior member Kyuhyun. The cab ride was so comfortable that I fell asleep beside the driver. It was a long long ride. Hooray to cheap cab fare in Korea! MOM guesthouse level 1 lobby was filled with fans when we arrived. Saw Kyuhyun’s dad making his round the guesthouse grinning at all the fans who met his eyes, and Kyuhyun’s mum mingling with fans she was familiar with. Occasionally hitting those familiar fans with her fist, and boy it hurts. That’s her way of showing her affection ^^

Kyuhyun’s mom walked over with a foreign fan and asked one of my friends to help her translate the letter. It was a fan letter to Kyuhyun. The foreign fan’s face was flushing red when the letter was translated to the mom. When letter was fully translated, Kyuhyun’s mom hugged the fan and said “I got it all now. I’ll pass this letter on to him. I fully understand now.” Haha~ So cute!

Made our way to the top level where there’s a sky garden. There’s even a BBQ pit. I wanted to take a photo of the beautiful place, but Kyuhyun’s dad saw us first and waved affectionately til we turned to leave. We were just giggling embarrassingly all the way until we stepped into the lift. I only managed to capture this post box below where fans can leave your letters in here and you can be sure the letters will reach the artist’s hands.

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As you can see, there are ways to pass your letters and gifts to the artists, as long as artists has family owned cafes, restaurants or shops. And going via this route, you can be sure the letters and gifts will definitely reach the artists. Alternatively, you can always pass the letters and gifts to the artists’ companies.

BEAST is coming to Singapore for fan meet next month. The fan site in Singapore is organising a donation drive for fans to contribute to fan projects. As long as money contributed is between $10 – $19, they will give you a Thank You card and help deliver your letter to BEAST. Putting the Thank You card aside, because we all really ought to be thanked for, as even the minimal contribution of $10 can buy us so many meals. There is a small hashtag indicated on the notice that states they will try their best to convey your heartfelt messages to the boys. In another words, there is no guarantee that your letters will even reach the members. If you are planning to make a trip to Korea yourself, I will suggest passing the letters yourself. At least you can be sure the letter you painstakingly wrote, is not going to end up in a rubbish bin in Singapore. Of course, if you are going to contribute to the fan projects regardless of the gifts, do go ahead. I’m just stating the obvious for those who are pinning high hopes along with the $10 – $19 they are putting in.

Back to my first day in Korea! A Korean friend brought us to dinner at 차들박힌 쭈꾸미, where we had spicy octopus. There was this long wait that it was probably an hour before 4 of us get seated. The meat and spicy octopus is good, but I still prefer the one I ate in Guri though (will post about this when I go again). The octopus is so spicy that towards the end, I couldn’t take another bite without cheese to neutralise the spiciness. It was a satisfying meal to end the night.

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A very fulfilling and tiring day, I’d say. After 24hours of nearly no sleep, I sinked into my bed and slept well. Next post: Concert day, a day I looked forward to so badly. Stay tuned folks!

July is Seoul Wonderful

As I was sharing on my last post, I made an unplanned trip to Seoul last month. It was a short trip as compared to my previous trips, where I usually spend at least 10 days per trip. For this trip, I want the strain on my wallet to be at it’s minimum because there are other plans this year (for sharing another time ^^).

My second time travelling on Asiana Airlines and still as satisfied with their service. Luggage weight capacity is slightly lesser compared to Singapore Airlines of 30kg, but 20kg is sufficient for me this time. The Singapore Changi Airport ground staff did share with us over the counter that we could actually carry up to 23kg, without charge. According to the website, it says 20kg though. I guess 23kg probably applies to aircraft on a light load. Prepare your heart and wallet to pay if you’re checking in your >20kg luggage on a heavy load.

I arrived in the airport at 6am and had to wait for the EG SIM Card counter to open. My friend and I ordered and paid for the SIM card prior to our trip. Our precious hour passed and the counter finally opened. To our dismay, there was system error and we couldn’t collect our SIM card. Eventually, we turned to GS25 to purchase a SIM card from the same company and it worked. My take back from this incident – don’t bother ordering and paying online in the future. I only got the refunded money credited back to me after my entire trip. Money refund process is painfully slow. There isn’t any apology delivered to us, whether in person over the counter or via email. Pfft!

My simple OOTD at the Incheon Internation Airport. Airport fashion has to be comfortable in my opinion. Didn’t get much of a wink on the aircraft though. I thought I’m the type who can fall asleep easily on planes, especially since there is reduced oxygen at 35,000 feet above sea level. This trip proved me so wrong.

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My friends and I made our way to the Chocolate Tree Hostel at Sinchon and checked in. We briefly washed up and left for Ewha University Subway Station to fill our stomachs. Settled for a non-Korean breakfast at 에그엔드스푼레이스 (Egg and Spoon Race). Their portions are big. Ordered 2 dishes for 3 girls to share and we still couldn’t finish all these.

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While eating, we got to embrace the lovely Korea culture of readily available electricity points to charge our mobile phones. Yes, we get to charge our mobile phones almost everywhere in Korea, without having to ask the staff. If you ever forgot to bring our your own charger, don’t panic. Keep your eyes wide open and watch out for mobile charging carts on the go that helps you charge your devices at a cost. In Singapore, you see carts selling ice-cream on the go. In Seoul, you see carts selling electricity on the go. If I ever go out of job, this is probably what I’m going to start doing for a living.

While my friends were prettying themselves up with hair dye and perm, I did a quick wash and style at the same Cecica Hair salon. I used to be a regular customer of Juno Hair for their dye and hair cut services. Throughout the years, they have turned so expensive that I decided to turn to my own hairstylist in Singapore instead. On the overall for Cecica Hair, services are satisfactory. Comparing prices, I’m glad I decided to get my own hair cut, dye and perm in Singapore before my trip. You get the gist ^^

I was done in no time and dozing off at the hair salon, waiting for my friends. It’s too embarrassing falling asleep in the hair salon, so I left and thought I am better off falling asleep at Hollys Coffee instead. Don’t ask me why I got the idea. I found myself in the same comfortable sofa seat, at the same Hollys Coffee when I visited a few years back. In case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t fall asleep there either. I guess my pride won over the sleep monster. Or maybe it’s just the coffee taking effect and I stole the credit for my pride.

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My friends finally completed their hair services and we took a whole lotsa selca along the way back to Sinchon Subway Station. Where are the pictures, I hear you ask? I don’t have any of them with me! Wailing… … …

Now that I’m looking past on my trail, my Day 01 is really full and packed. Gonna be back for more of Day 01 soon!

Prelude…

It’s been a very busy but rewarding month for me. An unplanned trip to Seoul and back. I can’t get enough of Korea and I am still in heavy withdrawals from the trip. The trip was so wonderful that I told myself “I am ready to die without regrets now.” A figure of speech because I’m greedy and I want more from deep within. But it goes to show how satisfied I am!

I want to share about my trip so much but I haven’t had time to do this. Give me some time to organise my thoughts and photos. I’ll be back soon!

 

Let’s Eat 2: Strawberry Feast

TvN drama has been attaining more and more attention recently on their drama. One in particular that I got hooked on was “Let’s Eat (식샤를 합시다)”. It is about the lives of four single people hungry for food and love. From the drama title, you can probably guess that the drama focuses a lot on food. Due to the love from audience, there was season 2 “Let’s Eat 2  (식샤를 합시다 2)” filmed and the broadcast just recently ended, sadly.

On one hand, I’m glad I no longer have cravings after every broadcasted episode, and in turn gain weight from this. The food looks so delicious and tasty in the drama that I develop very strong cravings after each episode. For example, after the episode features Korean fried chicken, my friend and I met up to eat Four Fingers. I blame the drama for my weight gain. On the other hand, I can no longer look forward to Beast’s leader DooJoon’s acting every week. One less drama to anticipate, a piece of me seems missing.

Anyway, in the latest season 2 episode 8, there is a strawberry feast featured. I’m not a fan of Strawberry flavoured food, but this place looks R.E.A.L.L.Y yummy.

Yes, if you watched the above video, you see 4Minute’s leader GaYoon starring in this video too.



Don’t you feel like eating this! How can you resist this awesome feast! Now, you can eat this too! (Clears Throat) This is at cafe called Cafe DuDart. There are a number of outlets in Korea, but I’m only going to provide the guide to the venue where filming was held in “Let’s Eat 2”.

Let’s look at the menu first, so you know what to expect.

미니 생크림 케이크
Mini Fresh Cream Cake
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Real Custard Strawberry

Jay Park (Ex 2PM Leader) invested in one of the outlets too. The outlet he invested in is more convenient in terms of location, on Apgujeong Rodeo street.

Address: Gangnam-gu, 34 Apgujeong-ro 48-gil, Seoul, South Korea
Telephone: 02-545-7417

How to get to Cafe DuDart

Take Seoul Subway Line 3 and get off at Nambu Bus Terminal Exit 2. Walk straight.

Keep walking straight.

At this traffic light, turn right to cross the road.

After crossing the road, turn left.

Walk straight and you’ll come to Korea Exchange Bank (KEB). Turn right after this bank.

After turning right, walk straight.

You’ll pass by Starbucks. Keep walking straight.

And you’ll arrive at Cafe DuDart.

Let’s take a closer look at the cafe interior. It looks dainty and cozy.




Address: 59 Hyoryeong-ro 68-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm
Telephone: 02-588-3879