Friday, 27 July 2012

Kona Beans, SM and Hello Kitty Cafe

Besides 2pm , I also like Super Junior .. . There is one particular member of super junior that i like which is ----> Kyuhyun !

The voice - i like his voice.. ! I also went to SS3 concert here in KL!

Anyway, so i went to Kona Bean Branch that is operate by Kyuhyun , Sungmin and Leeteuk mother 's.

We take subway to Apgujeong st. With reference from Cik Mili blog and others we manage to come here. If u lost make sure u ask bout the police station because it is located across street with the Kona Bean junction.


Proud sons in the house
our drinks
We ordered mocha and oreo . There are a lot of Kyu, Sungmin and Teuk  photo inside here. Oh btw sometimes this guys come and help here. So no suprise with number of of girls inside..hehe  u need to order drink ...they already put some sign "everyone should order a drink" ..no fangirling for free lol..besides it is a cafe! which require u to drink..duh!
                                            
Tq Choha because of Rooftop Price , i know that this thing is like a buzzer when your drink is ready !                            
I also pass Kyuhyun a Steve Job comic hope he enjoy it.





                                                                


 Message from elf !                                             
I manage to stay only few minutes coz  i have a lot of places to go. Gladly take photo with Sungmin omma/cafe owner.. She is nice . I also give them a klcc miniature hope they keep it :) ( ala jalan2 cari makan)
U can see fan gather infront there

Next  stop -the main road..keep on walking and u can see SM building!SM is  company of Super Junior, Snsd , Shinee  etc  here is one interesting fact. Opposite SM is a kdrama location. You will recognize this if u watch Fashion King-Boutique belong to Gayoung's evil auntie. ( dont remind me of the ending tho)
Fashion King location
March 2013 update :

SM:


By the way , now u can stop  at a  new subway  station call Apgujeong Rodeo the exit is infront of Galleria  ( same line with SM)

Kona Bean 2013
Err no sign of my klcc haha but i ordered Goguma latte here. It is sweet but still consumable.
Rasa macamkuih gelang  tp dalam bentuk minuman.
Oh yes, i met Sungmin omma again :) 
Goguma latte


yummy 



fan gift



Hello Kitty Cafe ---

I was in a rush since i promise to meet my teacher here. Sorry sorry Eric because im still late.. lol
Anyway i ask him to meet at Hello Kitty Cafe . It is located at Hongdae.The cafe is sooooooooooo cute!! You will always expect that only hot latte will have the latte design ... but here since summer i ordered ice latte! guess what it still has the hello kitty on it ! yummeh




iced latte
exterior



beverages




Female cat only keke
Eric take this photo . thanks :)



Male cat only



Guide : Hongik University Exit 9. Find tony moly and u are near the cafe.

Thanks Eric for the treats. Err should i upload his photo too ? keke my teacher is a workaholic korean . he dont even watch running man. lol. 





Sunday, 22 July 2012

N Seoul Tower Locks of Love - Teddy Bear Museum


I watched amazing race tv show and one of the task when they go to Seoul is to open the lock..at N seoul Tower.It has so many locks. This also include from kdrama - Boys Over Flower where Jandi and JunPyo dates for first time at the cable car.

imagine Jandi and Junpyo in here
Located at Namsan park , we take subway from myeongdong st. and lucky there was a shuttle bus to cable car. ( there is also elevator provided at namsan tunnel)

it took just few minutes to go to Nseoul tower.

After that u go can go to the lock of love area or purchase ticket to both observation tower and teddy bear museum or either one.
  
Nseoul tower
Here it is lock from all over the world and language :
sarangheyo
i love u
aku cinta padamu
aishiteru
wo ai ni














Teddy Bear museum :
Joseon era


A lot of Teddy Bears from different theme :range from Joseon to the current era are place here. The main museum is located at Jeju but since Jeju is far- just vist Seoul Museum. From Kdrama view Goong / Princess Hour bears are here.,yes they shoot at Jeju but it has is own segment in here. I was looking for Naughty Kiss bear drama but none here.










blue house bear

Prince Hours / Goong bears    
Goong / Princess Hour
The Cast
Missed the boys,,, Yoon Eun Hye latest drama that i follow was  Lie To Me. But Song Ji Hyo  i watch her every week..as she keep on running. (get it ? in running man ) lol

We went back still using the free shuttle bus to Chumero Station nearby the cable car station.

Cable car : return 6300w
Teddy Bear museum : 8000w
Recommendation - to save money bring your own lock from home.
Nice souvenir - Teddy Bear magnet

Rooftop prince drama location - namsan park is nearby but my schedule is tight and i prefer less walking or hiking lol.

Friday, 20 July 2012

4 seasons house - Love Rain

Updated entry 07 April 2013 for second visit -->  4 seasons house

Next trip is 4 seasons house - director Yoon Suk-Ho's four seasons’ dramas. Yoon Suk-Ho’s series [Autumn in my Heart], [Winter Sonata], [Summer Scent], and [Spring Waltz] set and props are here. The latest attraction is of course Love Rain.


my "take a break" drinks works!
We went there but got lost until we turn back and rest for  for drinks. There are a lot of cafe in Seoul.Before that  we already ask 1 Korean lady and she try to call the number, it is close. At cafe i try and ask the receptionist for confirmation but she has also don't know how to explain to us.I try to show her the website *which in Hangul and i can only see date 1 July..i ask whether it is close and reopen 1 July. She said yes...

Suddenly the boss come in..he can speak English. In fact,his family is at Sabah, Malaysia.

It turns out the cafe second branch is near the 4 seasons house.Yeay..! He willing to bring us there and as he going to the branch. He is very nice and even told us that his cafe give free refill.LOL Thanks mister. Everyone don't forget to visit Beans To Coffee and sir come vist sabah ok?


4 seasons house/Joon office
 Yes the place is close and i think it is for renovation. So i just take photo from outside. We also bum to 2 Thais Fan of Jang Geun Seuk. They also frustrated that the place is close. Just not our luck..


 Hana 's Garden and u can verify that in the video below.












Admission : 5000 won ( u need to call for reservation)  +82-2-3141-9027 (extension #1)
If u bought the mpass it has discount for four seasons house.
Website :www.yoonscolor.com









Guide :
Take subway line 6 to Sangsu Station, go out exit #2, and walk  towards Hongik Univ.(once you exit it should be on your left side but we go straight which lead us to the wrong way)  but  that depends on your body position lol..ok exit #2  choose route walkup  to the hill...sorry i should take note on the landmark, there are 2 beans to coffee cafe there (either cafe means you are close to 4 seasons house)


please check the latest entry i include photo guide to go to 4 seasons house     
  


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Yeosu Expo . Travel by your own ;)

I never thought i will visit an expo ...but i did visit an international expo and it is located at South Korea !
c the big o?

Yeosu expo start from 05.12.2012 ~ 08.12.2012 and coincidentally  my vacation to Korea falls within that range.CNN has list this expo as must visit so i have included this expo in the itinerary. The main theme is "The Living Ocean and Coast "

My first impression is it is massive and amazing.. ! A lot of country participate in this expo !

You can go to Yeosu by bus, train and aeroplane. After considering time and our budget ,we decided to go to Yeosu via KTX. We using the KR pass saver for this trip. In order to have one day full visit  we take train from Seoul Station at 5:10 am and we will go back to Seoul at 9:50 pm


The KTX depart on time and it is convenience. If u bring your earphone u can listen to songs provided in the train. It is the latest song they play from Big Bang, CNBLUE to OST of Rooftop Prince and Love Rain. It is also has nice view looking at the paddy field outside the window.Read the guide book as you can also charge your phone here

We arive at 8:20.. I also bought the Yeosu ticket via online and need  to redeem it at counter. It is weekdays and people already queueing.







Once you enter you will see interactive screen on the ceiling. There is a photo collage appear in the screen and sometimes in form of whale :)

The first thing that we go is the international pavilion. Went to Japan Pavilion it interesting where their story is about a boy and tsunami and the relation between tree and sea. We also went to Thailand Pavilion. They gave us fridge magnet and there is mermaid in there is use of 4d style in the pavilion.

Next is Singapore pavilion, of course since we are from South East Asia the staff ask bout us. They also the one who inform us regarding Malaysia week. lol we miss the launch , They also has propose using sea and process the waste instead of land.

For lunch we went to of course Malaysia Pavilion , they perform some traditional dance and they also sell nasi Lemak(Halal) and teh Tarik. The price is not the same but this is import wei ! and it taste delicious. Malaysia Pavilion showcase the 1 malaysia theme and malaysia beautiful coast , flora and fauna,. They also let us pray there. Thank guys.. erk do u want part time haha just because they stay in Korea till August! A must visit to others ( bias much ? lol)


After lunch we went to Indonesia,Australia , Philippines . Each country has their own unique presentation on the theme.

Dugong story
I also went to this pavilion where they focus on dugong.. ! dugong is so cute speaking in Korean language!
korea pavilion
Korea Pavilion as host is also has turn their pavilion as big aquarium.. the image is amazing! there is also some dancing /game during presentation.

Germany.. u may not won euro 2012... First we amaze that suddenly the screen is split into doors! this is a must for u - student !

The big hype of the aquarium also make us queue there.. the attraction is the white beluga and the tunnel where  u can see eel,fish swim across u.

Time envy us so much ( totally cant finish touring the expo in one day)

Oh wifi is provided in each pavilion! I also saw a lot of Jung Ji Hoon there.. i mean there is a lot of army officer!and i think i saw one like rain!! and by end of week he really perform there.. what if the one i saw is really rain ??? pffftfftftf 
r u there Jeong Ji Hoon?
2pm also perform here and even did a guerrila interview.Along the expo you can take photo with the expo mascot Yeony (blue) and Suny (red)

There is a lot kpop concert held there. here is the list. I reccomend to spend a night here if you watching a night concert.

Coming soon : 21 July 2012 - Super Junior and CNBLUE
                         28 July 2012 - Rain
                          4 August -  FT Island



There is also Lotte Duty Free shop here. Currently they will give free Jang Geun Seuk clear folder if u spend atleast 1USD.Of course there one of their rep is : none other than 2pm.


Jump
Other than auarium, we have the opportunity to watvh Jump theatre there. See no need to go to Seoul! They are hillarious!!

Oh because we purchase return tix at 9:50 pm so we are unable to watch the Big O performance.So watch herela !



Overall we enjoy Yeosu and ahjumma and ahjussi is so nice they like to greet us and even offer us sweets. Thanks Saranghae !! This one of memory than i will recap with a smile - i have visited Yeosu Expo (which i arrange all bymyself) and if i come again i will go to other attractions in Yeosu.






Info on korail pass : http://www.korail.com/kr_pass.jsp
info on Yeosu Expo : http://eng.expo2012.kr/main.html?mobile_at=Y

KTX to seoul
Go to yeosu - open till August !  Bye - bye