korea trip day 7 (final day).

yeah finally, our final day in korea! not that i’m happy to leave seoul (sobs =.=) but i’m happy that finally i can wrap up this korea trip posts lol. so on our final day, it’s a schedule-free day, so we were free to go anywhere. woke up ard 8.30am and get ready to check out from the guesthouse. our plan is to leave our luggages at the airport then went back to seoul again. so me intan jue & niza took 2 cabs to the airport since it’s impossible to drag our 4873363647 heavy luggages thru the endless staircases at the subway lol. the cost for a cab to the airport? 50,000 won per cab. =.= while the others took subway to the airport. coz they are badang lmao.

goodbye seoul backpackers goodbye~

with the taxi ahjussi lol.

work why why are u hunting me even at korea OTL.

after finished dropping our bags at the luggage storage (not free tho. need to pay 24,000 won for abt 25kg luggage) we went back to soeul. while intan stayed at airport (idek how did she spent her hours at the airport lmao) and jue & niza went somewhere else.

1) myeongdong

our first destination is myeongdong cuz these guys can’t stop themselves from buying more & more clothes at f21 lol. ugh me too anyway lol. bought 4 shirts from f21 for 38000 ~ rm110! it’s so effin cheap ok. usually i can only get 2 shirts with that price at f21 malaysia. sadly i didn’t have much money left (it’s final day, what do u expect) or else i would’ve bought any nice winter coat there sobs.

while waiting for subway to itaewon~

2) itaewon

then we got so hungry and decided to have our late lunch at itaewon. kebab timeeee! but anne was nowhere to be found. after half an hour wandering around f21 & zara looking for her, we drop a msg on whatsapp to inform abt the lunch plan and went to itaewon first. sorry aney =.= then we had our late lunch at mr kebab. i ordered a chicken + rice set for 7000 won & coke for 1500 won. it was so naiseu! (maybe i was too hungry lol).

yummyyy!

3) dongdaemun

after finished stuffin ourselves with kebab, then it’s time to go back to the airport. but i still haven’t found my ‘beg makcik’ yet lol. wth beg makcik. so i decided to go to dongdaemun alone to look for that beg makcik (cuz i thought i’ve seen it before at the stall outside goodmorning city when we went there on day 4). and yeah one of the ahjumma at the stall area sell it! mansaeee. i can drop whatever small things/bags inside it and check in the bag later lol.

the stall where i bought that begmakcik lol.

they were dancing to kara’s mister!

it was still early at that time. so i went to goodmorning city with my 30000 won and bought a hoodie for 9000 won hehe. and there was a dance competition or something in front of hellow apm so i just stood there and watch their perf. it was bittersweet to think that i’m gonna miss all these happening sights sobs =.= i miss kl ngl but to think that i’m gonna have to leave seoul & back to reality in kl (= work) tomorrow is just.. hmm.

4) airport

ard 10.30pm then i went back to airport (with subway ofc lol). and we slept there! and make the airport like our own home haha. nobody was there at midnight so it’s quite convenient to just lay around there on those chairs and sleep kekeke. our flight gonna be at 8.30am (the next morning) so there is no choice other than just stay there. actually our initial plan was to rent a room at the airport sauna nut it was quite expensive (plus the fact that we are dead broke already lol). so yeah.

eating on the airport’s floor #likeaboss kkk.

my checked in luggage. less than 25kg yaww!

that’s a wrap! it was such a wonderful 8 days at seoul sobs. obviously it’s not gonna be my last trip to korea. definitely will go there again soon (with improved hangugo tehehe). till then, annyeong~

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korea trip day 6.

lol i just promised myself to finish my korea trip post in my day 5 post. sadly i didn’t! cuz we just got fast connection internet installed at home weeeeeehooooo! so my k-drama addiction is back. i keep on downloading/streaming latest k-drama. spent my night after work & weekend for k-dramas #likeaboss now haha. so now i’m bored already. let’s finish this day 6 post. :p

so for day 6, everyone has their own plan. me & anne went to apgujeong to fulfill our /kpop/ wish again haha. it’s the time to visit JYPE & SME! mansaeeeee. oh and BNS too cuz anne like block b haha.

1) apgujeong/cheongdam (SME & JYPE)

woke up a bit late, ard 7am since it’s a free-activities day lol. then we took subway to apgujeong station and went to exit #2 (as per TIPS we got from internet lol). our first destination is SME, since it’s just located along the main apgujeong road. but it’s quite far from the station, thus it’s impossible for me to walk my ass off there. maybe not for anne haha. so we went to exit #2 and approach this 1 cab.

me: SM entotaemen juseyo~
ahjussi: mwo?
me: *show him the address i’ve wrote on a piece of paper*
ahjussi: *took his glasses and read but looks confuse. then he started type the address on his gps thing. but results shows 0*
ahjussi: erm *gives pen and asked me to write the address again (in hangul? idek lol)*
me: *write the address in hangul* OTL OTL OTL
ahjussi: *type the address (hangul) on his gps thing. still no results shown*

then he started the engine and drive along the main road. i know the building is just a bit in front but suddenly he turned left! omg ahjussi waylt. then he stopped nearby and started playing ard with his gps thing again. then i was like OTL we better walk then. and asked him to just drop us at the main road. then we just walked abt 10 mins. and tadaaahh, SME building was in front of us. haha.

in front of SME!

the next destination is JYPE! oo yeah i like this one. cuz it’s my oppars company haha. i can predict which junction we should go from the main road, thanks to google maps. after about 15 mins walked past the junction, we saw JYPE sign already. oo yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh. finally my dreams has come true! sobs cries ;_______; ofc usually fans will go to the dunkin donut in front of this JYPE building instead of just stand up in front of it haha. so we went to dunkin donut, warm up ourselves, bought coffees & donuts. and i even passed my birthday gift & card for junho bb to the dunkin donut’s cashier eonni. she laughed a bit when looking at my present haha hdu. idek how she’s going to pass it to junho or even JYPE stuff or whatsoever. but at least i did it. it’s better than doing nothing is it. lol. but i really do hope she already passed it and he already receive it. kkk.

in front of JYPE! finally my dream has come trueee sobs :’)

how to go to SME:

-get off at apgujeong station (exit #2)
-walk past the main road about.. idek how long LOL till u see the SME building
-or u might wanna take a cab and show the ajussi your address. good luck! kkk
-address: SNE, 413-80, Apgujeong 2-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

how to go to JYPE:

-get off at apgujeong station (exit #2)
-walk past the main road till u see SME building. walk again till u see a really big junction
-turn left at the small junction right before the big junction
-walk about 5 minutes til u see JYPE building on your left and dunkin donut on your right
-address: JYPE, 123-50, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

2) yeoksam (BNS)

heh this is the most challenging one. i’m not really into block b so i don’t really know about this entertainment company (brand new stardom) compared to anne. cuz she’s the one who like them. kkk. so she did all those research about how to go to this place. the only thing i knw is it’s located next to a church. so we took subway to yeoksam station and walked past this gangnam road (as per the TIPS /again/ lol). and i saw a church. but i didn’t expect the BNS building gonna be around this area cuz from google map it looks a bit far from the station. so we walked again and keep on looking at the number for each building & shop. cuz we have the address already – it’s #683. so we walked again and again til we reach #650 ++. but we was like it’s quite far already how come we haven’t reach 683 yet?? and we keep on mumbling about how tired and hungry and everything. then suddenly..

boy: bisa saya bantu? (may i help you?)
we: eh? haa? *blur*
boy: mari saya lihat alamatnya~ (let me see the address~)
we: ahaha thanks!
boy: oh tempat ini sudah lepas di belakang. nombor yg di bangunan ini format yg baru. di alamat ini format yg lama. x mngapa saya bisa bawa kamu kesana~ (oh you’ve missed this place. the number on those building is the new format. the number on this address is the old one. nevermind i can bring you there~)
we: oh kamu indonesia? kamu nampak mcm org korea! kkk (oh are u indonesian? u look like korean! kkk)
boy: oh saya memang orang korea~ tapi belajar di indonesia di SMA~ (oh i’m korean~ but i’ve studied in high school at indonesia~)
we: hahah! ok ok

lol it was awkward tbh haha his indonesian is really good. at first we thought he’s an indonesian-korean mix or something. but no. he was a korean but his father worked in indonesia so his family stayed there for few years. now he’s back to korea. he’s a daehaksaeng (uni student) now lol. so anak hekan! but he’s quite cute tbh lol. then he brought us (we even took a bus cuz it was really far not gonna lie). and we stopped in front of the church i’ve seen before. like wthhhh. it was too near to the station!! why we have to walk about 45 minutes to.. idek where we’re heading to /kills self. then we reached BNS and anne dropped her presents to the security ahjussi coz nobody was in the office rn coz it’s weekend. and said byebye to the cute boy haha. should’ve asked for his twitter/me2day sobs.

ugh finally we found this Seolleung Building OTL.

how to go to BNS:

-get off at seonrong station (exit #7)
-walk past the main road about 10 minutes til u see a church on your left. the building is just next to the church
-address: B101, Seolleung Bldg, 683-26, Yeoksam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

3) insadong

we parted ways after that. cuz i was a bit tired but anne wanna go to itaewon & buy 45362727 handbags again. so i took subway back to our guesthouse. but i went to insadong station first cuz i wanna buy handbags too! it’s just that i don’t have much energy left to go that far (to itaewon) lol. so i went to the same shop (i’ve wrote about it in my day 1 post lol) and bought 4 handbags for 40,000 won (10,000 won each)! haha cheap isn’t it? 1 handbag for my mom, 1 handbag for my sister & 2 sling bags for myself. oo yeah.

the shop where i bought those bags!

insadong again~

then i went back to our guesthouse and sleep for 2 hours before anne crashed in and wake me up and show off those 45637829478 bags she bought at itaewon lol. then she went out again to go to ewha university (edae). alone. coz i’m still tired and i wanna sleep lol wailt.

4) hongdae (hongik university)

then i woke up ard 6.30pm and i’m ready for hongdae! so me & anne promised to meet at hongdae station at 7pm. well hongdae is very happening at night. there are so many clubs, bars, coffeeshops etc. basically hongdae stands for hongik university, thus obviously explains why there were so many youngsters there lol. my intention was actually to go to luxury noraebang, the famous karaoke place that 2PM went in wild bunny episodes & jaeson-pilsuk (woo-IU) went in one of dream high episodes. but since only me & anne were into kpop, and i dont really think anne wanna go there (lol), it won’t be fun then sobs. maybe next time :\

then we wander around hongdae and omg there were so many ppl! like so so many u cant ever imagined. i dont really get what are these ppl doing there actually. just walk and walk then do what? haha. then papp! suddenly we stumbled upon mr pizza! hahahaha. like ok this is the timeeeeeee. let’s go in! /besides the fact that we were so hungry to death/. well mr pizza is.. so full with oppars haha. coz 2PM is their latest endorser so ofc their faces are everywhereee. ofc i was so essaited and happy lol. we ordered 1 regular lobster pizza (the one that they endorsed ofc lmao).. which costs 26000 won ~ rm75!! oh wow this is like the most expensive pizza i ever ate lmao u can get 3 large pizza from domino’s or pizzahut for that cost at malaysia ok. but domino’s got no oppars’ face in their outlets lol :p well practically i paid 70% of the total cost coz i’m the one who wanted to go to mr pija so much lol ok fine. anything for u oppars! keukeu. btw the pizza is so naiseu sobs cries i wanna eat it again =.=

lobsetar pija! omnomnom!

it was 10pm. they wanna close the shop already.

i even steal this poster that they put at the entrance lmao.

haayy khunnie boi~~~ kkk.

the take-away box is so naiseuuu!

after finished stuffing ourselves with those yummy lobster pizza, we wandered around hongdae again. and saw 2 street performers, a band & a solo singer. that guy /who looks like kim soohyun imo lol/ sang i’m yours while playing his guitar. oh i love this kind of nightlife! if only we came at the right time~ when jinwoon filmed his scene at hongdae for dream high 2 :/ sobs lol.

street band.

street singer.

how to go to hongdae:

-get off at hongdae station

4) edae (ewha university)

our last destination is edae. well anne went to edae already when i was still asleep happily at guesthouse lol. but i insisted to go again since this is our 2nd last day at korea already and i dont have much time left! so we went to edae but sadly most of the shops has closed already! =.= so we just go to whatever shops that were still open like holika holika, face shop etc. bought quite many face masks (10 for 10,000 won), hand cream, lipbalm etc from these shops haha #happy. if you like cn blue, holika holika is a must-place-to-visit cuz they are their endorser lol.

holika holika! haaayy yonghwa! kkk.

lmaooo.

how to go to edae:

-get off at ewha university station

korea trip day 5.

gonna try to finish this as soon as possible just bcoz i can’t stand for not writing about my bangkok trip! lmao. so on day 5 at korea, we went to lotte world! all 8 of us hehe.

1) lotte world

lotte world is like a theme park, which has both indoor & outdoor park. outdoor games looks more interesting, but since it was winter, i didn’t try any of it. i don’t even have the guts to go to outdoor at first. well we went out ard 9am cuz everyone doesn’t wanna wake up cuz we were so tired last night lol. and we reached jamsil stadium 30 mins later. just follow the crowd to get to the entrance. well it was school holidays that week. that’s explained why there were so many kids FML. and the queue was so effin long for each ride/game hmm. we managed to ride around 4/5 games only jsyk. sigh. wrong timing ruins everything.

in front of the famous carousel.

wanna ride this giant loop thing sfb. but the queue……… hzzz.

managed to ride this pirate ship cuz the queue was not that long.

on that pirate ship.

disney’s parade or something.

after we get bored with indoor games, we moved to outdoor games and whoaaaaaaaa, it was so freaking cold. me & anne were like wearing our hoodies /ONLY/ bahahaha. i can stand it for like.. 10 minutes? and get back indoor to take my jacket lol. well i didn’t play any outdoor games cuz like i said, it was so freakin cold! how come u can still play those games when u’re shaking and shivering like crazy OTL. so me & anne just sat down and eat our 435267327278 tako tako #likeaboss kkk. while the others ride this some kind of solero shot game.

first attempt. just wore a single layer of sweater. lol.

mission phailed. went back inside to get my winter jacket. and muffler. lmao.

4000 won takotako!!

dippin dots! it’s like small particles of ice cream that melts in your mouth! sobs i miss chuuu.

hawaii’s ice! just like 7e’s slurpee. but waaaay nicer lol.

we went back ard 5pm since there were still many ppl. besides we were bored already lol. then we parted ways cuz the others wanted to go to itaewon. while me & anne wanna go to namdaemun.

how to go to lotte world:

-get off at jamsil station
-entrance fee: 27,000 won (30% off cuz we use our korea grand sale card! \o/)

2) namdaemun

our next destination is namdaemun! namdaemun is like pasar malam or something lol. practically they have everything, from souvenirs to fruits to clothes to vegetables to everything. but it closes a bit early compared to dongdaemun/myeongdong. so it’s advised to go there before 7pm. when we reached there, the mall which got cheap brooch promotion was closed dy. sobs. so i didn’t buy any brooch for family back home since i couldn’t find any brooch stalls at the market. while lurking & roaming ard, i saw someone holding roti gardenia and eat it while walking LOL. and we were like ehh? and she was like ehh hai! lmao obviously u’re malaysian where else we could find roti gardenia in this world OTL.

then i started to feel the pain on my right feet so we stopped by paris baguette /again/ lol so i can eat something before taking my meds. then we continue walking and i bought some stuffs, mostly souvenirs (not gonna reveal the price here lmao).

that’s all for day 5? mansae! should continue with day 6 & 7 tomorrow and finally it’s a wrap! kkk.

how to go to namdaemun:

-get off at hoehyeon station (exit #6 or #7)

korea trip day 4.

hello ppl i’m back! lol. well i was on hiatus for a month cuz i was a bit busy to catch up with my workloads sobs. and ofc bcoz of my bangkok trip too. bahahahaha. i haven’t finished write everything abt my korea trip yet i went to bangkok already. can’t wait to start writing abt bkk trip omg it was more osm possum!. ok let’s finish this one first! 🙂

so this day 4 is totally about me & anne fulfilling our wish. if you hate kpop, don’t ever read this LOL. syuuuuuuuuuhhh!!

1) mnet mcountdown

basically there are 4 types of music shows in korea from their 4 main channels – mcountdown (mnet), music bank (kbs), music core (mbc) & inkigayo (sbs). music shows is like our own weekly muzik-muzik la lmao. we go there and watch the artist perform pre-recording/live, something like that. and ppl said that going to mcountdown is the easiest one (it was not easy ponnn tbh sobs), so we opt for mcountdown since it will be impossible for us to go to all 4 shows ;___;

so the day started when we woke up at 4.30am to catch the earliest train as we could lol. then we reached digital media city station around 6.30am and there were already some girls (looks like fangirls lol). ugh y u no go to school? ohh it’s school holidays haizz. and we took a cab to the mnet building (cj e&m building) where it is the place for all mnet’s live/recording shows. it was like tv3’s sri pentas at bandar utama (lmaooo stop comparing!! OTL). it was still dark and so freaking cold when we reached there omg. SO FREAKIN EFFIN COLD!!!!! MINUS 10 DEGREES for god’s sake. we were totally clueless. ofc we already got some tips from friends who have been there before, but still! then we saw 2 diff groups of fangirls – angels (teen top’s) & a+ (mblaq’s). oh btw it was the day when mblaq made their comeback! there’ll be no chance to sneak into A+ crowd with those 45637263872 A+. so we went to angels crowd and gave our name to them. the steps to get into the nokka (pre-recording) or saebangsong (live) is quite easy. the challenge is.. how do u communicate with them regarding timing, requirement, where to queue, where to wait etc lol. unless if u’re good in hangugo or there’s some ppl who is quite good in english, then it should be no problem. then we met a nice ahjussi (?) too lol he’s like an apinkeu’s sajangnim or something kkk. he came for apink! he came in the morning to register his name and went back to sleep lol (he only came back when the live recording starts at 6pm). he was so interested to know about us, like are we still studying, where did we come from, we came here for what etc etc. and yeah ofc we converse in our limited hangugo & his limited english. kkk. ahh but still he was so naiseuu. he even treated us coffee from 7eleven to warm up ourselves from this super effin cold weather. komawoyo keu won ssi!

in front of the famous patung~ lol. this is the place where u should be to gather & give your name to get into nokka/saebangsong.

a clueless foreign non-angel on the left lol :p

starbucks coffee from 7eleven, keu won ssi’s treat! 🙂

then around 9am the staff (not sure how many layers of staff they have – maybe 3 – fanclub’s sajangnim, top media (teen top’s company) staff, mnet staff) came and called out our name to queue. we were at #60 or something. then they do some checking. u must have a teen top’s album. ofc we have that. BUT u must also have an official angel’s card!! OMG. we didn’t have that. i don’t even have hottest 3rd card how do u expect me to have teen top’s card sobs. so they put us aside and let other ppl queue first. after finished those checking they let us to go inside the queue again. and we’re at #100 ++ already. =.=

at 10.30am, it was the time for nokka (pre-recording). teen top will be in pre-recording for ‘crazy’. and for this, they only let around 50 angels to go in. so from #1 – #50. haha there goes our chance to go into nokka~ yeah ofc we gonna wait again in this super freaking cold weather, to wait for the live show that will only start at freaking 6pm!!!!!!!!!!!!! my goodness. omg for the sake of seeing oppars live (erm no, anak hekan bole la kot lol), will do anything for u c.a.p !! (bias 1 hari lolol). so while waiting, we met i-angels too.. ginny from hong kong & mai eonni & her friend from japan. the weird thing is.. we have to converse in hangugo lmao. idek how to explain it. we even took pic with k-angels too lol. it was..quite awkward at first haha.

with k-angels~

with new friends from hk & japan! ginny, mai eonni’s friend & mai eonni 🙂

while waiting for teen top oppars to come~

then around 2pm, the staff said that teen top will do a short fanmeeting outside this building. so we have to queue again to attend it. mansae!! \o/ but then, we have to queue for almost an hour while waiting sobs. it was super cold not gonna lie. i can faint anytime thank god i didn’t faint lol. then they cameeeeeeee omg teen top it was super close. they said something bla3 (ofc i didn’t understand lol) for like 5-10 minutes. then bubyeeee. just that? haha but still, it was super close. and it was like all those waiting time in super freaking cold was totally worth it !! haha /exaggerates.

they’re hereeeee asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjk.

ricky, c.a.p & chunji!

ljoe, niel & changjo!

my swag oppar~

bye teentop oppars~ sobs

then we walked to the nearest dunkin donut and get our quick lunch there. i just had caramel machiatto and churros for lunch sobs. then we waited again and again ;___;

my quick lunch! sobsobshae ;__;

omg kakton got club in seoul meh? lmao cries.

at 5pm they asked us to queue again. while queuing, there were 3 ppl (they’re pd-nims!) approached us (cuz we’re foreign fans that look different? lmao) and asked whether they could do some interview with us after the saebangsong finished. i don’t feel like going for it cuz it might be long and definitely i’ll be tired. but anne looks like wanna give it a shot so it’s ok then. finally at 6, we got into the studio! LIKE OMG i’m watching this show on youtube almost every week but now i’m here? asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl!! i don’t really remember the order of the performance, but there were electroboyz – ma boy, nine muses – news, monday kiz – shadow, teen top – crazy, ns yoon g – the reason i became a witch, as one – lie, lee hyun – because it’s you, koyote – say that again, f1rst – ma ma my, dynamic duo – without u, apink – my my, t-ara – lovey dovey, kim jin yeop – love without goodbye. and the final perf was mblaq’s comeback stage!! they sang 낙서 (scribble) a ballad song, and it’s war, their promoted song. omg i was looking at g.o without blinking my eyes lol it was like………… my first time seeing mblaq appas!! like finally. sobs.

nine muses!

monday kiz. the final pic i managed to snap before the security guards start dragging ppl who take pic/vid out lol

mblaq – 낙서

go to this channel to watch the other performances lol.

and t-ara won mnet chart that day. then we went out from the studio and all those pd-nims already waited for us at the 1st floor lol. and they dragged us to a twosome place coffee shop and treated us coffees & cakes! so naiseu. i was quite hungry at that moment tbh lmao. and the interview session started. well i can’t reveal much details about it here (LOL) but what can i say is most of their questions were about hallyu wave in malaysia, our thoughts about it, which artist has largest fandoms, fanclubs, activities, etc etc. anne answered most of the questions cuz i was so out of energy even to open my mouth lol. when we introduced ourselves, anne said she’s a shawol and i’m a hottest. then one of the pd-nims was “ahh i like nichkhun!” and we were like asfghjsdfagjsdfghj and spazzing together lmao. then i asked where i could find the nearest mr pizza restaurant here (coz i already googled about it previously and there was a branch at the next building) but idk which building is it. then we started singing mr pizza’s song like “mr pija lobsetar! mr pija neun.. seng seng seng!” together and goes asdfghjkasdfghjk lmao cries. spazzing abt oppars with a pd-nim lol it was quite awkward.

coffees, cheese cake & tiramisu. pd-nims’ treat! 🙂

then we went back home. i felt like going to find that mr pizza place but i was so tired so we just postponed it to the other day. then anne said she wanna go to dongdaemun and i was like ok jalja~ but then suddenly i felt so energetic lmao. my steroids just shows its effects lmao so i followed her to dongdaemun.

how to go cj e&m (mnet) building:
-get off at digital media city station (exit #2)
-take a cab and tell the ahjussi u wanna go to cj e&m building

2) dongdaemun

well dongdaemun is just like the other markets like myeongdong/namdaemun. the diff is dongdaemun is like the place where u shop for clothes and stuffs. if u’ve watched cinderella man u must have known about this place already. they have like 4 main shopping malls there – doota, migliore, hellow apm & goodmorning city. my fav is hellow apm coz it’s quite cheap there lol. u can imagine those buildings are like sungei wang plaza, where they have 435672864378873 small shops and it’ll be confusing cuz they are just look alike. i bought 2 hoodies for 9000 won each, an earmuff for 5000 won, a glove for 8000 won & 2PM socks x 6 for 24000 won. oh and a red bagpack for 30000 won (so expensive! blergh). and we also had omokochi or some ppl call it odeng, like street fishcake for 1000 won and veggie kimbap for 5000 won at an ahjumma stall in front of goodmorning city. sobs i feel like eating odeng now! and finally we went home after that. ahhh this day 4 is so tiring~ (even to write an entry about it!). tbh, the experience is totally worth it. definitely it won’t be my last & final time to be into music shows. i’ll fly to seoul again later when my 2PM oppars make their comeback bahahaha (u wish!).

dongdaemun at night~

stalls in front of goodmorning city where bought odeng & kimbap! lol

how to go to dongdaemun:
-get off at dongdaemun history & culture park station (exit #14) – u’ll see goodmorning city building first
-OR get off at dongdaemun station (exit #8) – u’ll see doota building first

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)

korea trip day 1.

had an awesome trip to seoul last few weeks! (from 9th jan – 15th jan :p) with my petoms & petams – anne, yani, intan, erol & paru. and my ex-colleague jue & her friend niza tag along too. well that was a 1 week trip and you might wanna guess how many days i still have for my annual leave. i only have 8 freaking days left! my goodness. oh i’ll blog about my trip along with tips & tricks (lmaowut). mind you i’m not gonna make it like a travellog or something. it’s more to my own experience & thoughts hehe. ok 시작!

 before depart. sitot & pika were there too to send us off hehe.

our departure flight was on 8th jan sunday, 11.00pm. from LCCT of course, where else, sigh. will never have any chance to fly to seoul if it wasn’t for air asia’s cheap tix lol. well the gate closed at 10.40pm but we’re still munching our last minute dinner at mcd at 10.30pm #likeaboss haha. and only god knows how terrified and chaotic it was after that. we’re running like some 100m sprint runners /with our unchecked-in luggage summore/ to catch our flight lmao. will never do like this again definitely.

 reached incheon dy! 🙂

haruslah ada solo shot lol.

reached incheon airport at 6am KST on the next day (monday). the first thing i did was checking my phone whether got wifi. well we got it! and tweeted ‘annyeong seoul~’ haha. then we off to settle ourselves, brushing teeth, washing face etc lol. then we had our first breakfast in seoul hehe. at dunkin donuts! lol. i had 2 mini donuts and hot chocolate (bcuz of my tlist’s never ending promotion abt how awesome dunkindonut’s hot choc was lol). and went to 7-eleven to topup my t-money (not mine actually, it’s tonbd’s :p) for 25,000 won. t-money is like our own touchngo, where we can use it to ride subways & buses. it’s an essential thing to buy first if you’re travelling on your own like us (not using tour guide or in package etc lol).

 t-money (there are 2 types: normal cards or phone charm)

then we off to arex (airport railroad) located at B1 floor. we gonna head off to our guesthouse at myeongdong. there are 2 options from airport to seoul. you can either take a bus or arex. me & anne had a countless debate about whether we should take bus or arex before we go lol. in the end we choose arex. and it became the most painful experience ever lol. why? i’ll tell about it later. tbh, seoul subway systems is the most daebak railway systems ever. it’s very convenient! (except for it’s… endless staircase hmm). well it sorts of confusing at first, but if u’re really good with star/putra lrt or even ktm systems in malaysia, which stations u need to get off to transfer to another line etc, then you’ll survive riding this thing and won’t get lost, no worries. but u have to study the subway map first lah. :p

 seoul subway map :p

 inside arex.

our guesthouse = the black building.

we just slept inside train cuz we’re so tired. but i can’t sleep well cuz i was afraid if we missed our transfer station (hongdae) lol. when we reached euljiro il-ga station, we were already tired because of the transferring thingy. and guess what. there’s no escalator at this station! lol. just imagine how hard it is to climb all those staircase, with your 10kg luggage summore! OTL.  i felt like i was already dead at that time. thank god my steroids help! went to exit #2, walked a bit, turn left and we saw our guesthouse dy! seoulbackpackers myeongdong!

how to go to seoulbackpackers myeongdong from airport:

-arex: ICN airport -> hongik university
-line #2: hongik university -> euljiro il-ga (exit #2)
-total fares = 4500 won

not gonna write any review about this guesthouse, but tbh, not recommended. lol. erm wait, maybe u can consider it if you’re a type of ppl who like to climb up to 4th floor, doesnt have any social networking acc, doesnt care about wi-fi etc. yes u can stay here lol. their service is good, the room is good. the only negative part of this guesthouse is … well it doesn’t have elevators (thus i have to drag my 10kg luggage while climbing the staircase to our room at 4th floor hzz) and wi-fi is only available at lobby area. hmm. we took family room for 4 person. the rate for this family room is 120,000 won per night. x 6 nights = 720,000 won. divide by 4 = 180,000 won per person (for the total of 6 nights). oops there’s my review dy lol.

1) gyeongbok palace (gyeongbokgung)

then after settled & pay everything, drop our luggage at the lobby, we off to our first destination. gyeongbokgung!  this is one of 5 palaces u must visited at seoul. idek why we choose this palace instead of the other 4 lol. well tbh i treasured this visit a bit cuz i really like watching this kind of royal k-dramas haha. the latest one is deep rooted tree. it’s all about how king sejong invent all those hangul characters. so yeah this palace was built by his father king taejo, its name was given by the prime minister jeong dojeon (all these ppl were there in this drama! lol) so i was oh i know this guy, i know that guy. lol excuse my random ramblings.

how to go to gyeongbokgung:

-get off at gyeongbokgung station (exit #5)
-entrance fee = 3000 won

2) lunch at sosim restaurant, insadong

then we off to insadong to have our lunch at sosim restaurant. it’s a veggie restaurant so mostly all dishes are.. veggies lol. it is located near to anguk station (exit #6), just next to miss lee cafe (yongseo cafe). if u regularly watch wgm (especially yongseo couple episodes) you might notice this cafe hehe. but we didnt go to this cafe pun haha we had lunch at sosim restaurant. at first we really had a positive thought about this restaurant. we’ve planned to share our meals but the thing is, we can’t! we have to order a lunch set for each of us. hzz. 1 set costs 18,000 won something like that. like whattt. maybe it’s us who didn’t understand the ahjumma well, or the ahjumma didn’t understand us well. it’s hard to converse with our limited hangugo knowledge. and their limited english knowldge. so yeah.. lol. in the end we just order 5 sets of fish and eat #likeaboss. i was really hungry so i ate my meals like ……. haha idek.

 me… and my meals lol.

 omnomnom!

 miss lee cafe! the restaurant is located next to it.

cheap bag shop near exit #6. most of the bags (front ones) are 10,000 won. bought 4 bags from here on day 6 :p

3) insadong

after stuffed ourselves with foods, finally it’s time for shopping! we stumbled upon this 1 souvenir shop where the eonni was speaking in malay! she was like ‘apakabar adik kakak mari masuk murah murah!’ LOL we were like okayyy let’s go inside then. it was quite impressive cuz then she started to speak in japanese & mandarin when japanese & chinese tourists came. good business skill hah. and we bought a lot of souvenirs from this eonni’s shop for ppl back home. well u can buy everything here, from i love korea t-shirt to keychains to pencil cases or makeup cases to everything lah lol. basically, just buy them here haha. /setel semua benda lol/

insadong street.

then we just walked and walked til i really can’t walk. lol. my left foot was hurt so bad! (because of my stupid sneakers hrhr). then we found this one shop selling a nice boot for 20,000 won. i know it’s quite expensive cuz mostly boots will be around 10,000 won only. but i dont even care and just pay and bought it cuz i can’t stand the pain wearing this sneakers anymore lol. and yeah still feel the pain but not as much as when i wear the stupid sneakers! huzzah.

 my 20,000 won boot! \o/

yani bought her boot from this cute guy. and obviously we wanna take pic with him cuz he’s cute lol.

ddongbang or we called it as kuih taik. cuz it really look like taik! lmao

took by this 1 iran (?) guy.

how to go to insadong:

-get off at anguk station (exit #6)

then we went back to our guesthouse cuz everyone was so tired. but yani & erol have to pick up paru at airport (coz paru’s flight is diff from the rest of us). anne ofc will never spend her nights at guesthouse so she went to myeongdong alone lol. me? i dont have any energy left to do anything even to eat. i dont even remember if i’ve took any dinner that night lol. i just turned on the tv and watch korean shows then fell asleep.

p/s: took 3 hours to write this day 1 post OTL ;______________; shall come back with day 2 post. wait for meeee! hahaha