Monday, February 17, 2014

The Arts..The Murals..The Graffiti..

Hello all,my brain is functioning well these few hours..
hehehe..actually it was all lazy bugs that caught me.
Ok back to the title..
One the things that I enjoyed the most 
while in Seoul/Korea in general,
 was the arts on the streets, the painting,the murals..
I don't know how to put in words..nor how others think,
but Korean in my eyes is a very creative & artistic nation.
Their love for arts can be seen everywhere~
be it on their foods, their many themed-cafes, 
their products, their places, etc

Lets the pictures galore begin!

all that shown above, inside this mall.

Next, random arts on the streets
outside a store
at the school wall
wall of faces
outside a cafe

at a playground

a themed cafe 

at Hongik Univ front gate
 Then, the place I love coming back,
because I'd get to see new arts popping out,
as well as revisiting the good-old memories..
the sunset I spent at Ihwa-dong

Angel wings resurface at Ihwa-dong



While I was in Seoul, using JJY as the bait,
my sister sent me some tips,
saying that I should check out this one cafe.
Kila said that Lil Andrew went there the week before
I was so into the idea of cafe hopping anyway,
since I don't really have much in my plan either.
It's a new cafe, called

I searched for the directions on the net,
then I found this one fanaccount that had it.
Here it is: > how to go to AND.HERE < thanks!
Even though they kinda makes it
seems complicated, actually it's not.
The cafe is actually near the subway exit .
Near in terms of *Korean near*,
which one might want to estimate additional of
5-10minutes of walking from our slow walking pace....

How to get there..
my direction based on their direction. ^^
Hyehwa Station, Exit 1.
When you come out from the station,
turn to your right,or easy words,make a U turn,
then walk for about more or so 70 meters,
You'll see an alley on your left, ok.. 
if i'm not mistaken that the first alley,
follow that alley down, just go straight, 
walk for about 100 meters or so :P i think..
just go all the way till you found this stone stairs,
walk up that stairs, peek or look to your right..hehe
the cafe is there.

So I went to cafe which my sister told me to go,
Turn out that cafe owns by SeungRi's mom!
whuuut?! how did i not know about that?
See, I've been very caught up with study that I know nothing!
Thanks to Andrew's blog update that I knew about this cafe.

When I first went inside, I could tell it's a new cafe.
The flower wreaths was still there,
I saw some from the names that I knew..
Anyway,it's a very simple and chic cafe.
The menu was on the clear-glass screen like board.
And they have this like, 
lil tab that also shows the menu, by the counter.
I kept on poking that tab,
before I realized that I need to tell the person,not poke that!kkk
The most famous seems to be the waffle+marshmallow,
which I tell you, a sticky mess!! hahaha
There's also this big gorilla which Kila told me, 
that was the gift from T.O.P
 kekeke,you really something Tabi~
On the upper floor which I enjoy and prefer,
 there's a big screen playing films like Life of Pi, 
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, etc
also a mini stage where a band could play,
however there's no band jamming during my visit, 
or maybe it's for private jamming for owner's son friends? hahaha
There's also artwork/paintings that I kinda recognized..
Hurm,was that gift from GD? anybody? tell me?
Anyway, I like the cafe,the whole ambiance,
even though it can be packed with fans downstairs, 
you'll get some privacy at the upper floor..
Well, at least I got it :)
That's it.

Friday, February 7, 2014

First Solo Trip = Err,successful!

Hello, for those who might aware.. 
I just returned from Korea last week or so..
It was my first solo backpacking trip,
before I went with my sister..
It was for BIGBANG Aplha+ Concert as well as winter trip,
Err, I must say, as how introvert I am, 
I think I'm quite certain that,
I prefer travelling with my sister T_T
Maybe it was the minus degrees weather 
or maybe 
I saw too many couple cuddling here and there,over there,
but travelling solo makes me feel super lonely! Ha
Plus I can't go to many eateries 
even though I want to,
because of the portion...
It could be too big sometimes for me, alone T_T
However, I did survived the trip!

One thing that i realized when travelling alone, 
we became more connected and aware of ourselves..
Somehow it feels like I have reconnect with the inner me.
sounds weird right? But, really...somehow.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

i'm back~

The semester break started last month,
many things happened,
went to Seoul and it was my first ever solo trip oversea too!
Ahh, it's freezing cold and I should've went with my sister,Kila..
So what did I do there?
Let the pictures speak..