korea trip day 3.

haha this is one of my favorite days in korea. woke up quite early coz we gonna head to nami island which is located a bit far from seoul (1 hour++ train ride). but the boys!! they woke up late and ruined the initial plan which is to go there early (so we can go back early). hzzz. so guys, punctuality should be the main element in any trips. 🙂

1) nami island

there are 2 options to go to nami island. you can either take a bus or subway. well ofc we took subway. this it could be a bit tricky if you’re not a train person (transferring lines, change lrt etc :p). but it’s not that hard either. just make sure to be alert on the announcement (on which station you have to get off). our journey was like euljiro il-ga –> wangsimni –> mangu –> gapyeong. yes transferring lines for 3 times hzzz. from mangu to gapyeong, it’s actually not subway. it’s a train. like ktm? which is an on-the-ground-train. so you’ll have the chance to experience the cold weather hhahaha. it’s so freaking cold while waiting for the train for almost.. idk maybe an hour at mangu station. oh we met a nice ahjussi at this station. at first we thought he’s a japanese (coz of his native accent maybe? lol idk) then paru tried to impress everyone by speaking in his basic japanese (like konichiwa or something) bahahahaha. and the ahjussi went “ha? no! no! i’m korean! lmao that was funny kkk.

yani was hiding inside this convenience store coz it’s so damn freaking effin cold outside lol.

waiting for the train (기차) at mangu station in a super freaking effin cold weather haha.

and finally we reached gapyeong station around 12pm. it was sunny, but still cold! then we took 2 cabs to go to nami jetty. this 5 minutes cab ride costs around 2500 won per cab (they use meter so.. it depends). then we need to buy the entrance ticket at the counter (including the ferry fares). we met a group of malaysian tourists in the ferry lol. but they have a tour guide! (a malaysian student who studied in korea). so we were like a bit proud of ourselves for not using any tour guides! :p lol. well nami island was really a beautiful place and it should be a-must-go-place in your itinerary. maybe it could be boring for ppl who doesn’t appreciate beautiful sceneries lol. but i still appreciate this place coz of the fact that this is a filming location for winter sonata. and winter sonata is the first korean drama i ever watched. lol.

a frozen lake!

my fail attempt to do a ‘snowing’ post~ lol.

it means ‘happy new year at nami island’ lol. do you really love malaysia, nami island?

warming up ourselves~

we had our lunch at drama cafe (yeonga jiga). so we bought dosirak (korean lunch box) that costs 4000 won. but of course the boys won’t eat any korean foods haha. they brought maggi in cup & bread omg for god’s sake! how come ppl can still eat malaysian foods at korea lol idgi.

the cafe sign.

it has a halal certification from korean muslim federation halal committee.

my 4000 won dosirak~ and banana uyu too (bought at the convenience store at mangu earlier) omnomnom!

you have to shake the box hardly! lol.

after lunch, we continue our journey to walk around nami and take picturesss! haha. the island is quite big actually OTL. then we went back around 3pm after finished walking around this island.

a must-take-photo lol.

with jun sang & yoo jin~ lol.

uploading coz i like this pic haha.

erol and his amused face watching …….. idek lmao.

they do sell hotteok here for 1000 won only! nyumm.

on the ferry~ jom balik!

how to go to nami island:
-get off at gapyeong station
-take a cab to nami jetty = +- 2500 won per cab
-entrance fee = 8000 won

2) kona beans

me & anne’s next destination is apgujeong coz she wanna meet her friend, natasha (who is also from malaysia) there. so our plan is to go wherever nat gonna take us lol. she’s quite familiar with this area (heard that she went here almost every night! lol). we went to everysing first (didn’t know that everysing has 2 branches kkk) and i bought another donghae’s merchandise (postcards/photocards or something). and then.. kona beans !! well in case if you didn’t know wth is this kona beans, it’s actually a coffee shop owned by suju’s leeteuk-sungmin-kyuhun mommas *not all kona beans actually, just this one branch at apgujeong hehe*. if you’re an elf, this place should be in your itinerary (other than handel & gretel – yesung’s parents cafe). or else, you might consider to resign from being an elf then. loljk. i’m not an elf but i really wanna go here coz.. like come on, you’re in korea but didn’t go to kona beans? /kills self. ok that’s exaggerating lol but tbh it’s a must-go place ok.

ofc we didn’t expect to meet any suju boys there (but sometimes they’ll go there and help around too). my only objective is to meet sungjin (sungmin’s brother). it should be good enough! kekeke. so yeah we met him there (coz he’s working there) and served our coffees hehe. oh and cho ara, kyuhyun’s noona too. and their ommas. and suddenly sungjin wear his jacket and looked like he’s going somewhere. and we decided to take a pic with him before he went out. thanks to nat’s father for taking the pic for us. oh btw she dragged her family (mom, dad & brother) along to kona beans too haha this family is so effin cute idek.

with sungjin! tehehehe. (cr: nat’s camera lol)

sungmin’s mom~

i dont even remember what did i order. but i do remember that it costs 5300 won lol.

i look like a …………. idek /hates this pic forever/

how to go to kona beans:

-get off at apgujeong station (exit #2)
-walk along the main road. make sure u see hana bank & papa john’s
-walk again til u see a cross junction. you have to cross the road and walk past s-oil gas station
-walk again til u see shinhan bank. then turn right at the small junction
-you will see angel-in-us coffee. kona beans is located right in front of it

excuse my lame paint editing skill lmaooo.

sorry but i don’t really remember how to go to everysing. but it’s somewhere near kona beans. then we went back home and i was so effin tired. we slept early that night coz we gonna have another long day tomorrow… which is..

.. pls wait for my day 4 post lol.

korea trip day 2.

hello peeps. i’m back with my day 2 post! lol. so on day 2, we went to n seoul tower (formerly called namsan tower? lol idk) in the morning. from our guesthouse, me intan jue & niza took the subway to myeongdong station. while anne & yani walked thru myeongdong. yes they were freaking walked their ass off from our freaking guesthouse to myeongdong station lol idek why. while waiting for them to arrived, we waited at paris baguette near exit #2 and had our quick breakfast.

in front of paris baguette~

sipping paru’s americano!

1) namsan tower

when anne & yani have arrived, we waited for the bus to namsan tower. i dont remember which bus lol but it’s a yellow bus. you can also take ‘namsan tour’ bus #05 (coz we took this bus later when we went back lol). there are 2 options to go to namsan tower actually. you can either take a bus straight to namsan tower OR take a cable car from the cable car station. well the first option looks easier (and waaayyy cheaper), isn’t it? haha.

inside the bus. never thought riding a bus at seoul could be this easy lol.

when we reached the bus stop at namsan tower, we thought ahhh reached dy~ but actually we haven’t! haha. we still have to climb the hill (which is quite steepy~ ;__;).

can you see how steep it is? lol.

then we went to buy the entrance ticket (always want to use my basic hangugo skill ‘ibjangryoga eolmayaeyo’ thing but seems like all these ticket ppl tend to speak in english with foreign tourists lol). then me & anne went inside the souvenir shop to buy our .. ehem .. love padlocks LOL. and everyone went wth is thisss lol come on ppl it’s obvious you didn’t make any research about this place! haha :p well in case if you didn’t know, this place is famous for its love padlocks thing. well lovers tend to come here and leave their love padlocks, hoping their love will last forever. but for us, erm, ofc we’re just doing it for fun! so we hung our love padlocks .. with junho’s name ofc who elseeeee bahahaha. and ofc anne with her taemin. couldn’t find khuntoria’s padlock tho tsk.

my love padlock LOL don’t judge me. i don’t need your comment! haha.

surrounded by 345678934567890 padlocks!

then we off to the teddy bear museum which is located downstairs. and there were 43562798934587374 bears with different costumes and background! it’s a teddy bear museum what do you expect? lol. then we off to the observatory area. well it’s a tower at the first place haha. we can see the whole seoul town.

poor bears~ ;__;

looks like banchon! (you’ll get what i mean if you watch deep rooted tree lol)

with hwangjae bear! are u king yi do? haha.

goong bear!

hello there junkay~~ ahaha.

not really sure which part of seoul is this lol.

i thought this is the temple/pavilion where khuntoria had their 9 dishes dinner thing, but sadly it wasn’t! lol.

our must-do-thing, ambik gambar lompat!

then we went to the same place where the bus dropped us earlier to go back to myeongdong. we took namsan tour bus #05 since we need to get off at myeongdong station. if your next destination is namdaemun market, you can take bus #03.

you may find this bust stop sign and wait there.

this is the bus lol. don’t really remember how much is the bus fare tho. maybe around 1000 won.

how to go to namsan tower:

-get off at myeongdong station (exit #2)
-take namsan tour bus #05
-entrance fee = 14,000 won (including teddy bear museum)

2) myeongdong

heh this is one of my favourite places. cuz there are so many shops /with oppars’ standees/ LOL it’s like.. you’re going somewhere that is close to your heart. lol shoot me! actually the initial plan was to find a seafood ddukbokki restaurant and have our lunch there. but everyone was not into korean foods and they prefer to eat maggi instead lol. so we parted ways and me & anne started to find the seafood ddukbokki restaurant. sadly we couldn’t find it! OTL. in the end we stumbled upon this bibimbap restaurant while searching and just had our lunch there. we had squid bibimbap, acorn jelly and mushroom pajeon. the whole meals costs 23,500 won so we divide into 2 = 11,750 won per person.

omnomnom.

it says ‘haeulchae’ (maybe the restaurant’s name). they had this sign outside the restaurant which is located at the 2nd floor.

then it’s time for shopping! first we went to everysing. well if you’re an avid SME company’s artists (suju, snsd, shinee, dbsk) fans, this is the-must-go place. it is located on the 2nd floor above spao. basically you can find all official merchandise issued by SME here, like those official calendars, official diaries, official mugs, whatever official lah haha. and albums too ofc but the price is slightly expensive. so i bought some donghae’s merchandise here coz i’m not really a suju’s fan but more to hae bb. so yeah.. i bought only hae and hae lol. then we went to spao downstairs and i bought a cheap 9900 won hoodie.

in front of everysing~

in front of spao~

hello there taec & woo oppars! ❤

mr pija neun sengsengseng! oh hi khunnie boi~ kkk

and ofc i’ll be excited whenever i saw any shops endorsed by my 2pm oppars lol and went inside the shop without hesitation. from it’s skin to spris to evisu to look optical and finally we found mr pizza. but we didn’t go inside cuz we’re still full from the late lunch. hmm. next time then ;___; ( i went to mr pizza at hongdae on day 6 actually haha. ofc i’m not gonna miss any chance to eat mr pija lobsetar sengsengseng!)

i didn’t shop much here at myeongdong tbh compared to the others. they shop like crazy at forever21 and zara coz they were on massive sale! like trench coat costs around 30,000 won only can you imagine that. but i didn’t buy pun haha i only go to forever21 and zara on the final day. will tell about it later on day 7 post lol. so after tired from loitering around myeongdong, we went back home. we took subway from myeongdong station. and drop by this kpop shop at myeongdong station to buy our 4563278137483 kpop albums & stuffs haha. i don’t remember the name of the shop but obviously it’s a kpop shop you’re not gonna miss it. oh it’s near to exit #2. bought 9 albums & a box of 2pm starcard from this shop. total damage = 125,400 won o.O

how to go to myeongdong:

-get off at myeongdong station (exit #2)