Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Throwback# Places: Jagalchi Market

Heading to the most top seafood paradise in Korea??!Which province I'm talking about?? There are so many places in Korea that nearby to the beach or an island! Any place that nearby to the sea were famous for seafood heaven! The question is which one is the MOST TOP?? Jeju? Busan? Incheon? Tongyeong? what else?? Keep make a wild guess!ㅋㅋㅋ

Anyone get the answer? Too hard?? Alright, I will give some clue thenㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. The clue is its famous slogan is "Dynamic City". Anyone got a correct answer??O_o O-0............ The answer is BUSAN! ^^ Why am I saying that Busan is the most top seafood paradise in Korea?? Busan have the largest seafood market in Korea! It's Jagalchi Market

During my 2013 trip, when I was in Busan, my guesthouse located at rooftop of Jagalchi Market! ^^ The view is stunning! There are so many sea creatures at this market but sadly I've got NO chance to eat baby octopus alive!!ㅠㅠ I was too busy running around with my Ex at that time. ㅋㅋㅋ Not only haven't get a chance to eat those unique creatures, I even didn't snap any pictures at Jagalchi Market! Thank God, I can get pictures from the internet!ㅋㅋ

Jagalchi Market is located at Nampodong. This area is one of  MUST visit in Busan!For Muslim traveler, over here you can eat so much because its all seafood!! Grab your chance to filling your tummy with those fresh seafood at cheaper price compare to any other Korea cities! Me and my Ex having our simple dinner at here as it was quite late! We didn't snap many pictures though as too starving?? ㅋㅋ Anyway here is a video made by Korean introducing Jagalchi Market in Bahasa Indonesia/Malay. Hope you guys can enjoy it! ^^ 

p/s: If you visit Jagalchi Market, don't forget to try baby octopus alive! Nyum! If I got a chance to visit Busan again, that's will be on TOP of my list! ^^ ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: Direction to Jagalchi Market: Jagalchi Station (Busan subway line 1), Exit 10.
Turn right onto Jagalchi 3(sam)-gil Street.
Walk for 5min, then turn left to arrive at Jagalchi Market.

Video Credit:  Kang Taehyeok

Photos Credit: journals.worldnomads.com

Sources: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264168

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coffee Addicted: Espresso Cafe

Before this I reviewed about Roti Boy right? Place that I start to get addicted to coffee while I'm in Korea!ㅋㅋ Today I'm gonna review about next coffee brand that I've tried! Well this coffee shop is just a small cafe at downtown Gwangju. I forgot to snap picture of their cafe name though ㅠㅠ

However I did snap their coffee cup!ㅋㅋ If I'm not mistaken they stated their brand on it.ㅋㅋㅋ This cafe located at downtown Gwangju, but I can't give a correct direction to this cafe as we also found it accidentally.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

After dinner, me and my Korean friend were walking back to our guesthouse, then we spot the cafe. ㅋㅋㅋ We stop by to grab our coffee! My second coffee for today! ㅋㅋ We had latte ^^. Even the cafe is very small, the interior is nice! ^^

While we waiting barista brew our coffee, we snap some pictures there! So here some pictures of the cafe!

p/s: The latte were not bad and staff were friendly too! This cafe is privately own not franchise.ㅋㅋ   Sometimes trying coffee at small cafe like this is good too and their price is cheaper but taste good! ^^         

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Seasons: Bye Bye lovely Autumn!

November starts, meaning its about a month left before we say Hello to new year again! Time flies so fast! Autumn will finish soon and white winter will come along. A year ago, I've been to Korea alone for the first time during autumn, even its already a year, those memories still fresh on my mind like it was yesterday!^^ Same date this year I was sitting at office all the time, busy with so many works and document!ㅠㅠ Owh I miss Korea so much and how I wish to get away soon!ㅋㅋㅋ Even I'm not at Korea for this autumn, I'm such a lucky girl as some of my Korean friends sent me photos of lovely autumn foliage! Here are some of it! I hope you guys enjoy it! ^^~

Photo 1-3       Jeonbuk, Muju
Photo 4          Olympic Park
Photo 5-8       Anyang City
Photo 9-12     Seoraksan 
Photo 13-20   Mudeungsan Park
Photo 21-22   Namseoul University
Photo 23-24   Seoraksan

p/s: Too much??ㅋㅋㅋ but its just lovely! ^^ Till we meet again wonderful autumn! ^^~

Photo Credit: Babydragon
                      Song Gyeong-Min
                      Rose Lee
                      Park Seungsik

Monday, November 3, 2014

Places: Hard Rock Cafe Seoul

Some travelers simply travel from one point to another without thinking of having something to bring back home, because they think that's just a waste of money!!However I believe some of you are collectors  don't you??ㅋㅋㅋ  Whenever I travel I love to buy something as small token and not only for myself, I include entire families!ㅋㅋ Some of my friends were shocking seen my gifts list! They was like "what is this?? Are you sure you are buying for your family members? or you were buying as you running business??" ㅋㅋㅋ

Due to some reasons, some people find its hard to travel as they got lots of commitment but that didn't stop their passion for collecting coins/currency, stamps,fridge magnet or key chain from all over the world!ㅋㅋㅋ Even they cannot go for traveling sometimes their close friends or family members collect those items for them. ^^ While extreme collectors items don't mind to spend their money for their passion like collecting items from establish brand such as Hard Rock Cafe, Starbucks or Planet Hollywood.

During my Korea 2012 trip, one of my friend who love to collect stuff from Hard Rock Cafe were really frustrated when we found out that Hard Rock Cafe Seoul been closed down. We read on the internet that there was Hard Rock Cafe Seoul in Itaewon but when we reach there, someone told us they no longer operate their business!ㅠㅠ

However there is good news for Hard Rock Cafe lovers!!^^ One of my Korean friend told me that they were back in business and re-open! Wee ^^ For new outlet, they open it at new big shopping mall in Jamsil! I guess some of you might wonder where is that? Heard about Lotte World before??! Yes its within that area! It's inside new shopping mall called Lotte World Mall.

Hard Rock Cafe Seoul just re-open on last October. For more information about it you may visit here. You can take subway to Lotte World via LINE 2 and stop at Jamsil station.

p/s: For those who love to collect Hard Rock Cafe collection, what are you waiting for?! ^^

p/s: What you can look for in Hard Rock Cafe? They were famous for their T-shirt! Some other item are fridge magnet or key chain.  

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/HRCSeoul
               My Friends

Photo Credit: Hard Rock Cafe Seoul Facebook
                       Kingdo Home
                       My Friend

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dating Tips: Korean guy is the MOST ROMANTIC GUY part 2

It's been a year! Finally the date arrived, even though we were NO longer in relationship however that memory still stick on my mind like it was yesterday!ㅠㅠ Sometimes we wonder how could it be?? People says LOVE is blind but I guess its not true, its just people were blind. ㅋㅋㅋ Sometimes we tried to deny it so hard but we can't help it, the feeling of falling in LOVE. We can lie others but we never can lie to ourselves.ㅋㅋ

Before this, I once wrote about is it true that Korean guy is the most romantic guy on earth?? As I said, it depend on that individually not the nationality. We also can never measure how romantic person is as every of us have different preference. Maybe for some people, a guy who cook for his girlfriend/ wife is romantic (as portray in Korean drama a lot!) but some felt its ordinary action as sharing duty is normal these days. ㅋㅋㅋ

Next is, in certain Korean drama scene, some guys like carrying their girlfriend/ wife bags when they going out but in real life can you really see this?? or its just simply from the script?? ㅋㅋ I'm not sure about others but my ex DID ㅋㅋㅋ, I never asked him to carry my handbag but he simply told me to give my handbag to him until at one point I almost lost it! You can read it here. ㅋㅋㅋ

Another romantic gesture, how about walking their girlfriend home?? Well Korean guys were taught to be politely since they were kids, this is normal for them.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Not NECESSARILY between lovers, why I said this?? Its through my own experience or maybe I'm lucky?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

During my 2013 trip, as I arrived at Seoul quite late, and since I was too tired, I forgot my exit so I simply exit the nearer door! I walked but I couldn't find my way to the guesthouse! I used same path everyday while I'm at Seoul, ironically I lost!ㅋㅋI found a guy waiting for a bus, so I asked for direction. Thank God he can speak English well! ㅋㅋㅋ He asked around as he also have NO idea which way we should go, we kept walking until I saw a landmark and remember the way!ㅋㅋ I told him I remember it now and thank him for his help but he refused to walk away instead kept walking with me until I reached in front the guesthouse!ㅋㅋ Isn't it funny? I DON'T know him, we were STRANGERS but he told me its dangerous for a woman to walk alone at night, so he walk me home! ㅋㅋㅋ

Do you think all of those actions are romantic in your eyes and makes Korean guys scored more compare to others? ㅋㅋㅋ  For me its because of how they been brought up!ㅋㅋㅋ not about their nationality ㅋㅋㅋ because any guys from any nationalities also can do that too! ^^


p/s: Ok my Ex score more in my eyes as he love to serenade for me!ㅋㅋㅋ However that's because he has talent and there are so many guys out there have that talent too! Again not about their nationality but because his personality/individuality.ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: A song, that he wrote and compose personally for me!ㅋㅋㅋ Sorry I can't show his faceㅋㅋㅋ but I hope you guys enjoy it! ^^ I think after this I should look for a guy who can play piano?? :P ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ahh I guess I better look for someone who always be there for me through thick and thin ^^

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Guideline: Towel

For those who ever visit Korea, I'm just curious, did you guys experienced any culture shock once arrived at their guesthouse or motel??! Why am I saying this?? O-o Did their accommodation is too bad or mess??ㅋㅋㅋ Don't get me wrong! As far as I know Korea is one of the MOST cleanest country and having a GOOD reputation in lodging service I've been to! so what culture shock I'm talking about then??? O-o

It's their TOWEL!!ㅋㅋㅋ All of you must be wondering why out of blue I chosen this topic right? ㅋㅋor is it too personal topic??ㅋㅋㅋ Don't think the other way!ㅋㅋ While traveling, towel is one of necessary item to bring along, yes normally every guesthouse, or motel they will provide guest with towel however sometimes it's beyond our expectation!ㅋㅋ That is one of reason I always bring my travel towel for my trip!ㅋㅋㅋ ^^ Ahh I guess some of you might wonder why I didn't mention hotel right? well I'm back packer traveler so I don't like to stay at fancy or luxury hotel while travelling ㅋㅋㅋ

I've been to many guesthouse or motel in certain country but I never experience this! Normal size for towel is between 76 cm x 152 cm however towel that's I've seen at their lodging is really small!!! ㅋㅋ At first I wonder, ok maybe this is their face towel??!! So I went to search for bath towel, maybe its inside closet?? I've see none of it though!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

I was thinking of asking at the front office but then I realized, I think I miss something! Ahh, they used small towel!!ㅋㅋ That's why at every room they provide about 4-6 small towels even the room is only for two person! ㅋㅋㅋ Their towel is very small, not even can cover your private part well! ㅋㅋ ^^~ sorry guys today's topic might be a little bit inappropriate?!ㅋㅋㅋ

Ok enough about that!ㅋㅋ My point is if you are UNCOMFORTABLE with small towel, PLEASE BRING your OWN towel before travelling to Korea! You were lucky enough if you had room with ATTACHED bathroom! If you had to SHARE shower room with others I think you might had BIG TROUBLE then! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: This entry mainly focus for MUSLIM/MALAYSIAN travelers or anyone that feel its uncomfortable for showing their skin too much. ㅋㅋㅋ

Photo Credit: fabric s-textiles.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Throwback# Places: Gwangalli Beach ^^

It's Autumn, thinking of hitting the beach? Why not??! ㅋㅋ Maybe some might think "its cold, why would going to the beach??!" Well I'm not finish my sentence yet ㅋㅋㅋ I didn't suggest you to go and swim at the beach! ㅋㅋㅋ What am I saying is strolling along the beach at night will be fun especially with your love one. ^^*

There are many beaches you can choose in Korea, to walk side by side with your love one; but I personally suggest Gwangalli Beach, at Busan. Why Gwangalli beach??O-o I believe many of you know how spectacular Gwangalli Bridge scenery at night!^^ Plus if you are lucky enough, counting stars while strolling along the beach would be MOST MEMORABLE moment!^^

I've been here a year ago with my Ex bf, it was nice walking side by side even if it was too cold! (its in autumn) ㅋㅋ. Apart from strolling we also playing fireworks too. ^^ I don't, because I'm too scaredㅋㅋ but he played!^^ He also told me that many people visiting Gwangalli for playing firework with their love one. Many Korean couple come here and play firework together. Yes I saw many Korean couple here while we were there. ㅋㅋㅋ 

Gwangalli beach is located at Suyeong-gu, Busan. Famous with fine sand, 64 m wide, and 1.4 km long. This beach have been undergone a water cleaning program and now it attract many fisherman. You also can prepare raw fish dishes here. For those who love sashimi, they can try to fishing here. ㅋㅋㅋ If you come over here during day, you can try and enjoy many sport/water activities but of course with fees charges. ㅋㅋ


p/s: Perhaps you should list this activity to do with your love one when you were in Korea? ㅋㅋㅋ

Sources: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264250