Monday, October 21, 2013

Guideline: Late Autumn/ Early Winter Fashionista!!

Been so long since my last entry...Well I am too busy as my trip is coming soon!! Wee ^^* Owh! this will be the last entry before I go for my trip!! I  planned almost everything and finished packing but still somehow I felt so worry about it!I don't know why!! ㅠㅠ I guess this is because it will be my first time ever boarding on plane all alone??? so that's why I am very nervous?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. Thinking about it makes me realized something "ahhhh so this is the feel when people going travel or boarding on plane alone for the first time?", now I only understand what my Ex felt when he took his first boarding alone to meet me.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

I keep asking my Korean friends about daily temperature and what else I should prepared?? Some of them just laugh and telling me "stop worrying, you will be just fine!" Since the temperature drastically drop, some of them telling me its still autumn but seems like winter season is back!! There is a report saying that this winter seasons will be more powerful than last year! If the lowest temperature recorded last year was -16.5 can you imagine what will it be for this year???!!! O_o Its autumn now but during night its already so cold. I'm not used to these kind of temperature as I'm not living in four seasons country so I have no idea about it!! O_o

I even have no idea what kind of coat I need to bring, so I ask some of my Korean friend about it and the answers I got were various answers so I decided "lets just buy the coat when I'm there!" Since its four seasons country I believe there are many choices and the price might be slightly cheaper than buying in my country. I guess most of you aware that Korean have a very good sense of fashion right? Ahh I got it wrong!! not good, Korean were very advanced in fashion and grooming so of course I don't wanna being laugh by them if I pick a wrong outfit there! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ so I make some research and ask my Korean friends about it. Below are some outfit suggestions by them. 

p/s: Too many choices!! Seeing those makes me @_@!! If only I can buy all ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ! However I'm not using it every year because we don't have winter here! ㅠㅠ These days some of them wearing knit wear and normal coat but inside they were wearing thermal wear and some of them start wearing thick coat (like in the last picture) For me I guess I will buy both if the price is reasonable, not because I'm trying to be fashionista but its precautions for my own health. ^^ Till then keep reading my blog and I will be back with lots of interesting topics/pictures once I'm back from my trip!! ^^ Pray for my safety and see ya!

Photo Credit: My friend

Monday, October 14, 2013

Places: Let's go to Gwangju! ^^

For those who love art and design! This is special entry for you ^^ Are you planning to visit South Korea soon, I mean around this month till early November?? If that so, don't miss a chance to go to Gwangju!! You must be wonder what is so special about Gwangju during these two months isn't it? :P

Gwangju which is located at South Jeolla province were well known as Asia's most prestigious contemporary art biennale. These Biennale exhibition were divided into two version which is International Contemporary Art Festival Gwangju Biennale and another one is Gwangju Design Biennale. This Gwangju Biennale were founded as in memory of the spirits of civil uprising of the 1980 repression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement.

For this year, Gwangju Design Biennale starts on September 6 until November 3, 2013. This event were held at Biennale-ro, Bukgu Gwangju. There is a fees entries for this event. You may check out the details here. For 2013, it was the 5th edition of Gwangju Design Biennale. "Gesigi Mesigi" or known as anything something is the theme for this event. This word derived from two famous Jeolla province words " gusigi musuigi, they just change the spelling. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. For more information you may visit this.

Exhibition Hall

One of the item but I don't know 
from which country ㅋㅋㅋ

Seems like a playground item? LOL

Owh! My country map, but I'm not sure 
did we join this event??

Pathway to the hall

p/s:  I'm still at my lovely country so I'm not yet going to this event. However my friend visit it, so here some pictures he snap while he's attend the event. ^^


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Language: Lets learn Hangeul ^^

I believe for anyone who ever visit Seoul, they must be familiar with below statue right?? Do you know who is him? He is one of their Great King or well known as Sejong the Great King ^^. What is so great about him and why I choose to write about him today??? Is it his birthday?? No, no! Even if I ask my Korean friends I think they also not sure when he was born. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Its a day where Korean government have gazette 9 October every year as public holiday (start again this year).This is because to commemorate Hangeul Language day. What is the relation of Hangeul day with King Sejong then?? Anyone knows??O-o....  King Sejong is the one who responsible to develop and design the Hangeul language.

If we compare Hangeul with any other Asian writing system such as Japanese and Chinese, personally I think Hangeul writing system is easier. I know some of you might think different right? Well during my university days, I took Mandarin (Chinese) as my third language.

When I'm comparing these two writing system I found out that Hangeul is easier to write compare to Mandarin. However if we look at reading perspective, Mandarin words are easier to read compare to Hangeul. Originally there are 28 letters in Hangeul but these days they only use 24 consonants and vowel that they are using is similar with Roman alphabet. For more information about Hangeul history you can refer here. For those who interested to learn Hangeul, you can learn it here. Here another site you can learn Hangeul.

Sejong The Great statue

History of Hangeul writing system statue

Hangeul Writing system

My own Hangeul Notes

p/s: Hangeul language is easy and fun! I just took 2 days to remember all consonants and vowels ^^ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. I can read well but for communication I guess I need to practice a lot.. Anyone wanna be my language partner?? :P



Monday, October 7, 2013

Event: Seoul Firework Festival

For those in South Korea on last weekend, there are so many big scale of event happening around.^^  Have any of you check it out?? Looking at it on the internet makes me envy all my Korean friends!! Plus I am staying at my brother's house, and there is NO cable tv so I missed those event! ㅠㅠ

However I would like to thanks to my Korean friend for snapped some nice pictures for me.^^ What event I'm talking about??? Well on 5th October there was Seoul Firework Festival around Yeouido Hanggang Park. This firework festival is an annual event. Normally this event held on October every year at Seoul. (Place various every year) For more information you can check it here. Apart from that there are also firework festival around the other province but I'm not sure when it was held or is it an annual festival too??? O_o May be you can simply google it. ^^ 

p/s: My friend didn't go to the festival but he just snap from his apartment window! Owhhh I envy him!! I wish I'm at Seoul so I can snap it myself!! T.T


Photo Credit: My friend

Friday, October 4, 2013

Guideline: Preparing for my Korea 2013 trip!

Time flies really fast! Weee^^ finally its October! :D I'm counting my days!! I'm so excited plus nervous, everything in between! ^^~~ Its around 3 weeks before I fly to Soul of Asia! Seoul ^^ Most of my Korean friends telling me that I'm fully prepared but I guess I didn't prepare any???! Hahah!!

I'm also kind of blur about it? or perhaps I'm prepared too much??ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. Well about language barrier, I do worry about it, I did study a little bit but most of my Korean friends were comfortable speaking in English with me so at the end they learnt a lot compare to me! Hahah!!

How should I overcome my nervousness then?? My trip will be coming soon?? ㅠㅠ Any suggestion?? Anyway today I will show what I am prepared for my trip. Some of you might use another guide references but I choose to use those books below: 

p/s: Too many books?? Hahah well I'm not bringing all to Korea though, I just bring lonely planet ^^. Good book as it stated how to go from one place to another plus transportation fares, transportation schedules and etc. (I don't know why some of my pictures like that) LOL!! Anyway do my handwriting looks mess?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ