Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BIGBANG IS ALIVE (29-02-2012)

It's Leap day! 29th Feb comes once in 4 years!
For this year, it's rather special,
BIGBANG's dropping their album,
their comeback after a year.

the album has 7 songs including the intro,Alive.


and another great news is that,
BIGBANG: BIGSHOW will be held this upcoming March 2nd,3rd & 4th.
It'll kick-start the BIGBANG's Alive World Tour

adding to that,
together with my sister.

p/s: Thanks to Mr Donguk Lee for helping us in getting the tickets. Much appreciated!!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Lyric Romanized:


Gyeouri gago

bomi chajaojyo

urin shideulko

Keurieum soege

mami meong deureotjyo

(I’m singing my blues)

paran nunmure paran seulpeume gildeulyeojyeo

(I’m singing my blues)

tteunkureume nallyeobonaen sarang oh oh


Gateun haneul dareun gos neowahna

wiiheomhanikka neo-ye-geseo tteonajuneungeoya

Nimiran geuljae jeomhana

bikeobhajiman naega monna sumneun geoya

Janinhan ibyeoreun sarangye (mallo)

keu eotteonmaldo wiiro twehl suneun eoptdago

Ama nae insaengye majimag mello magi naeryeo oneyo ije


Taeyeonaseo neol mannago

jugeul mankeum saranghago

Parahke muldeureo shirin nae maeum

nuneul kamado neol neukgil su eoptjanha


Gyeouri gago bomi chajaojyo

urin shideulko

Keurieum soge mami meongdeureotjyo


(I’m singing my blues)

paran nunmure paran seulpeume gildeulyeojyeo

(I’m singing my blues)

tteunkureume nallyeobonaen sarang oh oh


Shimjangi meojeun geot man gata

jeonjaengi kkeunnago keu kose eoreo buteunneowahna

Nae meorissok saekyeojin trauma i nunmul mareumyeon

chokchokhi giyeokharinae sarang

Kwehrobjido wehrobjido anha haengbogeun da honjanmal keu isange bokjabhangeon mot chama

Daesurobji amureohjido anha byeolsueomneun banghwang saramdeureun wahtdakanda


Taeyeonaseo neol manna-go

jugeul mankeum saranghago

Parahke muldeureo shirin nae maeum neoneun tteonado nan geudaero itjanha


Gyeouri kago bomi chajaojyo

urin shideul-ko

Keurieum soge mami meongdeureotjyo


Oneuldo paran jeo talbitaraeye na hollo chami deulketjyo

Kkumso-geseodo nan geudaereul chaja hemae-imyeo i noraereul bulleoyo


(I’m singing my blues)

paran nunmure paran seulpeume gildeulyeojyeo

(I’m singing my blues)

tteunkureume nallyeobonaen sarang

(I’m singing my blues)

paran nunmure paran seulpeume gildeulyeojyeo

(I’m singing my blues)

tteunkureume nallyeobonaen sarang oh oh

Lyric Translations:

The winter had passed
and the spring has come
we have withered
and our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
the love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

under the same sky, at different places
because you and i are dangerous
i am leaving you
one letter difference from ‘nim’^
it’s cowardly but i’m hiding because i’m not good enough
cruel breakup is like the end of the road of love
no words can comfort me
perhaps my lifetime’s last melodrama
now its final curtain is coming down

i was born and i met you
and i have loved you to death
my cold heart that has been dyed blue
even with my eyes closed, i can’t feel you

the winter had passed
and the spring has come
we have withered
and our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
the love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

i feel like my heart has stopped beating
you and i, frozen there, after a war
trauma, that has been carved in my head
once these tears dry up, i will moistly remember my love
i’m neither painful nor lonely
happiness is all self-talk
i can’t stand something more complicated
it’s no big deal, i don’t care
inevitable wandering, people come and go

i was born and i met you
and i have loved you to death
my cold heart that has been dyed blue
even if you have left, i’m still here

(i’m singing my blues)
used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
the love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

again tonight, underneath that blue moonlight
i will probably fall asleep alone
even in my dreams, i look for you
and wander around while singing this song

(i’m singing my blues)
used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
the love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

(i’m singing my blues)
used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
the love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Credit goes to various sites.

Last post for Seoul first trip.

From previous post,here.

We spent the last couple days strolling around Itaewon 
in searching for souvenirs to bring back home,
as well as trying eateries there. keke

On our last day , we spent the whole morning walking & absorbing Hongdae.
Wah, pretty sure we gonna miss it terribly!
We went to YG Building to bid farewell,
and we went back to the hostel.

Saw a drama shooting just around the corner to our hostel,
so we decided to go and check it out.
Turn out it's Wang Ji Hye shooting for *idunnowhatdrama  
p/s: Wang Ji Hye is the 'ice-cream girl' in Protect The Boss drama.

Pick up our backpacks and went our way to the airport,
after saying goodbye and promise to comeback to Mr Donguk Lee,
we left for good.
Annyeong Seoul! 
Seeya again on March 1st for the BIGSHOW trip!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


It's Monday, so we figured it's gonna be best for us to go check out
the Trick Eye Museum.
Well,it just around the corner anyway,in Hongdae.
Trick Eye Museum is in Hongdae..located in among the alleys there.
How to get there? here's:

From subway line 2(green line),
get off at Hongik Univ station, and look out for exit 9.
From exit 9, just go straight, pass Paris Baguette, Citibank
and then turn left and u'll see Starbucks,walk towards it.
Cross over the street at Starbucks and walk up that alley
until u see a large orange sign that says 'Trick Eye Museum'.
It's located underground so don't miss it!
Keep ur eyes peeled!
The entrance fee is 13 000 Won for adult & 11 000 for youth under 18.

We went in and had so much fun.Wow, amazing arts.
There's 3D's and various kind of arts on display.
We're allowed to wander around the museum & take pictures,
well, they even provide few staff to help with the picture taking process :P
Enjoy some of the pictures!

After spending couple hours at the museum, we decided to check out Gangnam.
Anyway,it's during the day, so nothing much there. kekeke
but we saw another branch of Yeolbong though.

Then next stop is the COEX, the largest underground shopping mall in Korea.
It's at the Samseong Station.
We're such a happy VIPs there when we're greeted by huuuuuuuuge ads of BIGBANG.
it's G-market's ads for upcoming BIGSHOW.

Saw a Paris Baguette nearby,so well, what else? eat lah!
We wandered around the COEX mall for a while,
saw many shops that endorse by BIGBANG/ 2NE1..
Bean Pole (GD's/2ne1) is side by side with Fubu (TOP's)
and because Fubu is still having promotion with TOP,
we got to watch the videos of TOP, played at the shop (^o^)v
after some time we get lost in the food court section,
hahaha end up eating seafood there, haish,eat again!

It's getting dark and it's getting cold,
we're back to Hongdae, well, head to Mr Donut and had some donuts.
Walked around for a while then we head to our hostel.

Short note though :
this gonna be the last post for our first trip to Seoul.
we got message from our family asking us to come back home asap.
some personal matters arise, so we decided to go back home on the 15th.
Ah,the plan to stay for a month will not come true for this time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DAY 8 - 12th Feb: Ewha Univ,Gyeongbukgung,Itaewon

It's Sunday!
So there's a special breakfast prepared by the manager!
But it's beef soup >_<
We've told the manager before of what we consume & what we don't since we're Muslim,
lucky he remembered and prepared us something else! *thanks*

While we're having our breakfast, there's 1N2D show on tv.
It shows the members visiting 'Gyeongbokgung Palace',
along side with the Professor that went to Namsan Mountain with them in Gyeongju before.
Since we haven't been in the palace, we decided to go there later today.

We've heard that Ewha Univ is a beautiful campus,
so we decided to go and take a look ourselves.
Anyway it's just couple stops away from Hongik Univ Station by subway.
Wow! Indeed, a beautiful place.

The flower wall at the entrance, the unique underground building(?!),
even the surrounding area is a bit chic compared to Hongdae :D
We wanted to walk around,but our legs didn't cooperating.hehe.

So,we headed to our next destination!
The Gyeongbokgung Palace!
Just took the subway straight to the Gyeongbokgung Station,
which is within the palace area,very easy right?
We're shocked to see the sea of people there actually,
since last Sunday when we came the amount wasn't as many.
Then I figured,people flocked to the palace upon watching 1N2D featuring it earlier today.

Unlike our 1st visit, this time we got plenty of time,
bought entrance tickets and rent a PDA.
This palace is impressive, I adore the bright colors used in decorating it.
The unique patterns on the walls, and we observed the palace
whilst listening to the PDA,giving us detailed explanation of what is what.

Using the entrance ticket of Gyeongbokgung,
we're able to get into the National Folk Museum too.
Amazed by the presentation at the museum.
Before heading out we bought some souvenirs,
and hot coffee too,since it's cold outside!

Then again,we went to the Gwanghwamun Square,
we figured there's a door to Sejong Center underneath the mighty statue.
There's no admission fee,it's free!
So we went inside, after strolling around for some time,
we arrived at a section where we're given chance to write our names,
using the traditional method,
with traditional brush, ink, and even paper,
also get our 'art' displayed later on!
The person in charge of the section complimented our Hangul writing,
she said, we must've been very used to the Korean words.

After long day of exploring the history,
we head to Itaewon.
Well, you know, we've been missing our protein (meat,chicken,lamb,etc)
very much ever since we landed in Korea.
So Itaewon is the heaven for Muslim visitors!
There's lots-lots-lots of halal eateries in Itaewon,
especially from the exit 3.
With Foreign Restaurant in mind,
because we've watched 'Eat Your Kimchi' team went there,
we headed straight to the restaurant.
There's buffet, for 16 500 won per person.
We literally ate like we never see meat,lamb and chicken in a million years!! xDDD
Although later on I thought the amount of food we consumed
shall not cost us more than 10 000 won per person,well,
we got our protein anyway..who cares.

It's getting dark, we headed to our nest.




Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kepada sesiapa yang nak kirim apa2 (yg appropriate lah kan-kena bayar of course!),
dengan penuh ikhlas saya nk buat 'open counter'.
Sape2 berminat, tulis kt bwh apa yg korg nk kirim,
nt kami2 akan survey harga dlu,kalo brg2 tu mcm spesel ke apa,
like kain ke, hanbok ke, baju ke,kasut ke,Bigshow merchandise ker,
Kpop souvenirs ker,poster ke,album ke,etc lah
setiap kiriman jgn la lebih2 dari 1kg kot,
first 10 come first serve or akan di consider dlu oleh kami2.
OK? Pape hal nt akan D update lagi.

CLOSED already. kpd kak Jaja, email me your address ye.

Day 7 - 11th Feb : Gwangjang Market, Angel Wings!

Brrrr,annyeong! I think the weather is getting warmer,
thought it's nearer to 0C,
but as we checked,it's -11C.
hahahaha,have we lost our senses?

So,it's Saturday again! We arrived here last Saturday,
this whole experience feels like dream.
Coming to the beautiful land that we always watch on 1N2D.
So sad that the show will be ending after 6 years , :(
We lost the chance to go to their last recording the other day.

Using the 'Seoul in 1 day' episode as our reference,
today we're heading to the 'Gwangjang Market'!

The place that Mc Kang Hodong went in that episode.

It's a huge market, not really like too traditional market,
but it does sells almost everything from foods to hanbok to kimchis,etc.

There's so many small eateries that sells bibimbap too.
As in the episode, Mc Kang Hodong ate a huge bowl of bibimbap,we'd wanna try too.
But we really have to choose carefully,
since we didn't wanna risk ourselves of eating any haram food.
We scanned the shops thoroughly,and we decided to eat at this ahjumma place that has no appearance of pigs,or anything haram,just bibimbap.

Just before that we bought this veges pancake from an ahjumma,

thus we only ordered a bowl of bibimbap for 5000won.

The ahjumma greeted me with a 'Ni Hao', asking whether I came from Hong Kong.
What? Hong Kong???? Instead I said 'Malaysia' out loud!
hahaha, surprisingly, the ahjumma knew about Malaysia,
and said 'ah,Malaysian, they speak great English' ~well,in Korean of course.

Then we wandered in the market,we found a place that sells kimchi,
many types of them. We tried some of them and bought some 'small crab kimchi'.

After a good hours of strolling around the Gwangjang market, we walked by the stream to Dongdaemun. We wanted to see around the market,but then it's getting colder and our legs was hurting. So we just went straight to our next destination.

All I remember is 'Wangsimni Square'. Just that.not more.
By having just that as direction, we headed to Wangsimni Station,Line 2,which is quite far away from our Dongdaemun station.
Well,just in search for the 'angel wings'!!
It's been said that after the original wings at Ihwa Village made popular by Lee Seung Gi,
the villagers were annoyed by the large amount of visitors flocked there to see the mural,
so they did something unexpected by washing away the mural :(
and after sometime, it's resurface again at the Wangsimni Square.
We're so excited to see it!
I even flashed my Airen's Tshirt!! xDDDD
It's very-very cold,despite the sun.

And since it's Saturday,we wanted to go to the Hongdae Flea market.
The location was right,playground in front of Hongik Univ,
the timing was right,Saturday 1pm -6pm......
but there's no flea market or what so ever!!
Later I learnt that the flea market was not held during Feb,
since it's held only during March-November.
Went home after long day of strolling.
Ouch,our legs........ so lenguh laaaa.....

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Around Hongdae

Through out our stay in Seoul, we only stayed at one place, Hongdae!
It's very nice there,since the hostels & GHs are located in the neighbourhood.
We get to see & experience the Korean lifestyle better here.
The line 2,Green line,connecting us to many great places.
So we didn't have to transfer too many time.

Hongdae is a lively place,rather very calm during the day,
and so much fun when the dark take over!
The clubs,the small food stall, the cafes,
the young people adds so much more color to Hongdae.
Well,I'm not too good with words,so let the pictures do the talking :D

*Morning walk *

*calm morning Hongdae*

*busy intersection outside exit 2,line 2,Hongik Univ Station*

*of many interesting art (?)*

*live performance on the street by indie band despite the coldness*

*playing games*

*aah,so tempted to buy those* xDD

*of so many cafes*

*2nd shop of Coffee Prince,runs by MBC*

*the 1st Coffee Prince cafe*

*hello Kitty themed cafe*

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 6- 10th Feb : Naksan Park & Dinner at Yeolbong?!

So it's Friday!
Went to Sinchon,which is a station away.
Nothing much,just wanna check it out.
Found Sogang Univ there. *wave at Kak Zarina*
Went inside and snap some pics,it's nice campus.
Like being in a garden much?

But we didn't walked around much,bcuz our legs were not in their best condition. D:
Well,actually also becuz we're saving it for Hyehwa later.

After Sinchon,we went to the line 4,Hyehwa Station.
In search of the Ihwa Village, the village that Seunggi went in the 'Seoul 1 Day' 1n2d special episode. It's where the angel wings and some beautiful murals located.
It's actually located at the feet of Naksan Park, so it's like 2 in 1.

We hiked all the way up there.

And it's snowing!!!! almost heavily!!

ahh,my first snow!! hehehehe

On our way up,we saw so many beautiful arts/murals,etc.

And we did found the Ihwa village on our way down.
It's been washed away by the villagers,so it's true.
No more angel wings :(

Frustrated,we came back to our hostel.

Later,again,as usual,it's strolling Hongdae time again! xD
We really like it here, it's so much fun.
Tonight our mission is to look for Yeolbong Hongdae Branch!
This restaurant is owned by Se7en & managed by the dancers team,the Hi-tech crews.
When we found it,we realised,how close it is to their clubs! haa!!
Had our dinner there. We ordered 'Naldubap' , some sort of rice with fish eggs & tofuu.
Just that,with no chicken. The ahjumma was so amazed and asked why.
So we simply told her we didn't eat meat. She nodded & served us,still :D
Thanks ahjumma. On the stairs going up to the Yeolbong,
there's display of Bigbang's,2ne1's & stars picture,flocking to Yeolbong!!

We head back to our hostel to get some sleep :)