Korea – Places, Spaces & Architecture

I’m 2 weeks back from Korea. How was it? It was awesome! I would definitely go back again next year or whenever I get a chance to go. I made alot of friends and had a great time. I LOVED the super sour Kimchi. I miss it ALOT and crave kimchi everyday since I’ve been back. Meh.

And my trip made me realize for the first time in my life that I WANT to own a camera other than my Iphone camera to capture all the beautiful things and people. Maybe my savings will go to that for the next year.

Dissecting my trip into parts :-

1. Ewha University

I really wanted to visit Ewha because the architecture and design of the building is interesting. I really appreciated the glass wall and the interior space. I only wish I had more time.

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2. Myeong-dong

I loved Myeong-dong simply because of all the billions of people shopping here. So many people from different backgrounds. It was great. Of course, also the interesting street food. My friend said that most local Koreans do not shop here cz its expensive. Contrary to what I’ve read online so i’m not too sure. But anyway, I enjoyed Myeong-dong. Also managed to go to EVERYSING and get a photo with SHINEE. Yes, I’m a SHINEE fan.

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This sweet potato thing was super tasty! Once we started, we could not stop eating it! Yum!

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3. Dinner in Hongdae

I had a whole list of things I wanted to see in Hongdae and I thought I would have time to go back to see all of them. Unfortunately I did not. Amongst some of the things I wanted to see was the famous Hongdae Playgound, the Coffee Prince shop, and the mural street. I only managed Mural street.

On the other hand, my friend took me for a delicious dinner and great coffee with mille crepe. 🙂

Hongdae was definitely one of my favorite places. There was a street performance by a group of students i think and i enjoyed their songs. Their song will forever be in my memory.

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I loved the interior of the shop. (Pic above). It kinda has an ancient feel to it amongst the modern world. ❤ On the other hand, wood and concrete are two of my favorite materials.

4. Coffee in Hongdae

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What I loved about coffee shops in Korea is their interiors are interesting. Very cute. Haha. 🙂

More photos next time!

Korea – Places, Spaces & Architecture

Twenty Fourteen

2014

 

Eleven days into the new year. How has it been treating you? We all look forward to new things, promise ourselves to move on and try to do everything better than how we did the previous year. I think my resolution this year is to live and do all the things I want to do without any regrets. Take everything one day at a time and to be positive. Look on the flipside. That’s my goal this year I think. To weigh out situations, to look on the positive side whenever I feel negative and of course to improve my chinese! I have been learning Chinese for a year now and It has been great so far so let’s look forward to an amazing year ahead. 🙂

I’m also pretty excited to go to Korea! I’ve got a list planned out and althoughhhh I have a bad feeling I will not be able to see everything, I’m pretty much excited to be just going anyway! Been reading alot of blogs of expats in Seoul and also of just random Korean blogs and everyone seems to be having a great time! So i’m excited!

Been going through some fashion styles for Winter. I’m not too sure if I will actually need a down jacket for my trip though. I’ve been reading several blogs and some say yes and some say no. I look horrible in my downjacket so am not really looking forward to having to wear that though. Hm.

Other than that, been pretty interested in parametric design but am a little disappointed that I need to use Grasshopper to do it. But at the same time, having done a little research, to  understand the concepts behind it I need to go through major math equations and physics. Gave me a headache this afternoon!

Having said that, let’s look forward to having fun, going crazy and living adventurously this year!

Twenty Fourteen

Korea – Day 1 Plan

So remember I planned to go to Korea? Well, its happening! And I am really excited! Here are the list of places I am looking forward to going to :-

1) Gyeongbokgung Palace –  This is near Anguk Station. The photos of this place look amazing and apparently we can get an intergrated palace pass which would give me access to 4 palaces (Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksungong Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and the Jongmyo Shrine. Ah, but my brother’s do not want to visit all the palaces. Such a shame. I hope I can visit them all in the end! In case i cant, I will need to choose one. Gyeongbokgung is my first choice i think. Hmm.

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Changdeokgung Palace  (Option 1) 

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Changgyeonggung Palace – Opt 2

2) Insadong – This is supposed to be a really artsy place. Lots of art and exhibitions and crafts to be found here! And this mall, Ssamziegil is like a must go place! Refer photos which i have taken from the internet below :-Image

Photo Credit To this Blog

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I got these two photos from here

So far that’s what I’ve got. I do wanna go to Nami Island but let’s leave that for another night! 🙂

Korea – Day 1 Plan

Korea- Decided to go!

So as per my previous entry where I was indecisive as to whether I wanted to go or not….i finally decided to go. I booked my ticket and I am really excited!

Currently am working on a list of places I want to visit. Among which include the traditional village in Bukchon and the Ice museum/bar in Hong Dae. I am really excited! Haha.

Although as I booked my ticket for Feb, I will need to either invest in or borrow some winter jackets from my friends! Haha. I hope it snows!!! It would then be my first snow experience. LOL.

Okay! I am off to watch a musical at KLCC tonight. Looking forward to it!

Korea- Decided to go!

Korea – To go or not to go?

Ah. Its been two weeks, almost coming up to three weeks that I’ve been thinking about this.

Whether to go or not to go to Korea this coming Chinese New Year.

There are pro’s and Con’s and I cant decide. So I’ve decided to come up with a list:

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Has anyone been to korea during February? Do you have any comments/tips? Haha.

To be REALLY honest, I just really really want to go. A little worried I wont be able to get leave for the

dates that I want and also mainly of the weather. Whether I will be able to enjoy seoul in the winter. Or

will the weather be a major problem that leads to disappointment. 😦

Or should i just book my ticket and don’t over think it? nguh. I dont know. 😦

Korea – To go or not to go?