Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Throwback# Places: Damyang Bamboo Forest

Anyone plan to go to Jeollanam-do?? ^^ There are many interesting places to check it out when you go to Jeollanam-do. However during my 2013 Korea Trip, I just went to certain place at Gwangju that includes Damyang Bamboo Forest with my friend. Damyang Bamboo Forest is located between Damyang-gun and Gwangju Metropolitan City.

Along the way to Damyang Bamboo Forest or known as Juknowon (Bamboo Garden) we pass by Gwanbangjerim Forest. Gwanbangjerim Forest is a Natural Monument No.366. It is a special man-made forest to prevent flooding along Damyangcheon Stream.At this stream you might able to see duck and birds.

At Juknowon, there is beautiful artificial waterfall, walking path, pavilion, eco-exhibition center as well a place where you can see handcraft made by bamboo. While I'm at Damyang Bamboo Forest, I saw a giant billboard says that there is function going on at this place on 2014. For more detail about the event you may click here.

p/s: I missed this place so much! Nice experience! You may read my journey to this area here.

Sources: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1171791

Friday, June 20, 2014

Unknown: Shocking News!!

After we went for our trip we shared so many precious moment together, good memories as well some bad memories.. When we back home we still kept contact each other. We were trying to discuss about one most important topic for us. However we can't get any solution for it!ㅠㅠ It's a very sensitive issue for both of us.ㅠㅠ We discuss and fight, eventually we cannot think about it anymore.ㅠㅠ We decided to go on our own ways. We will try to be close friend but we can't guarantee it will last forever. We were very sad but we cannot do anything about it....... 


Video Credit: LoveKpopSubs15

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Trip 2014 with LOVE: Day 9

It's the last day I'm in Korea! ㅠㅠ I felt so sad!ㅠㅠ I don't know when I will come back!ㅠㅠ There are so many lovely memories here since 2012-2014 trip. I had so many good friends here! However there are bad memories too.. A lovely country, lovely people! I'm glad I managed to visit Korea for three times!^^ I went to many different province, even though I didn't finish whole South Korea.ㅠㅠ

From my printed flight ticket it says I will depart at 9:30 a.m. but it didn't says Korean time or Malaysian time. We get out from guesthouse around 6:30 a.m. Quite early? Well it late actually as it peak hours for people rushing to office! We took subway and change it once. When we inside subway I check again the ticket and it says boarding time is 8:30 a.m.!! I was like @_@!!!!!

At that time I felt so worry! What if I missed my plane?? I know if I told my boyfriend, he's going to mad at me but I have no choice!ㅠㅠ I told him. He was!!!! His small eyes somehow become big!ㅋㅋ He asking me why I didn't check it carefully! It was his first time to call me 바보! (Stupid) ㅋㅋ We don't know what to do! I just pray that the flight delayed.ㅋㅋ

He asked me if I know Air Asia contact number. As I'm quite panic I even can't remember it! He search using his phone and make a call. However no one answered! He ask me to call again but I refused because I'm not sure if he make international call or just domestic call! If international/global call it will costing him a lot!!ㅠㅠ

When we reached at the airport subway station, we run to the departure hall! Thank God, it says the flight boarding at 9:30 a.m.! I was the last person to check in my luggage!ㅋㅋㅋ Then without a proper goodbye I went to the boarding area!ㅠㅠ I wish I could rewind the time! Who knows it might be our last goodbye??!!ㅠㅠ

p/s: My trip finish! ㅠㅠ

Monday, June 16, 2014

Trip 2014 with LOVE: Day 8

Time flies so fast, it's already 8 days I'm in Korea! Today is my last day to enjoy in Korea as tomorrow I will departure home ㅠㅠ and I have no idea when I will come again to Korea. We plan to move to Seoul early so that we can go around and we have to meet my friend to take my luggageㅋㅋㅋ However as human being we just can plan but we can't confirm it and predict what will happen. Early in the morning when I wake up I get sick.ㅠㅠ I can't tell the detail about my sickness when I was there but it was really painful! I never had this sickness entire of my life!ㅠㅠ

Every time when it attack me, I'm just crying, I don't know what to do!ㅠㅠ Feel like dying!ㅠㅠ My boyfriend was worried but he felt helpless. He browse on the internet to see what can relieved me.For the first time I realized whenever went for travel always make sure to take travel insurance! If something happen at least you can go to hospital! I didn't have travel insurance so we were worried!  After we getting ready, we went to the pharmacy. I know he felt shy, but still he help me to ask to the pharmacist. I'm so grateful for his presence, without him I don't know what will happen to me!

We finally got the medicine, and he stood in front of me waiting for me to swallow my medicine! ㅋㅋ 3 pieces at once!! I never had so many pills at once!ㅋㅋㅋ However I have no choice as he's in front of me ㅋㅋ so I did! Then we move to Seoul by bus. Before we took our bus we stop by at convenient store to grab some snack! He bought me pepero! Wee ^^ ㅋㅋㅋ While we on the bus, most of the time we just sleep as too tired! When we reach at Rest and relax area, we get down from the bus and bought walnut cake. I always saw walnut cake in some of their TV program so I decided to try it. It was nice!^^

After almost 5 hours, we reached Seoul. We took subway and decided to stay at the same guesthouse, somewhere near to Euljiro-sa ga. We rest for a while then we went out to Insa-dong to buy some souvenir there. I went to the shop but the owner not recognized me anymore!ㅠㅠ However its good too because she won't ask much.ㅋㅋ She just ask my boyfriend, am I his girlfriend?ㅋㅋㅋ Then we stop by at the bag shop, as I realized I just bought for my family members and friends but I forgot to buy for myself!! I bought 2 bags for myself!ㅋㅋㅋ

Then we took subway and went to National Assembly. My friend working here. It's quite windy!  We went to a restaurant near to her works place. We went for dinner. Ahh really starving todayㅠㅠShe treat us for dinner! Thank you so much!^^ When we about to go out, it was raining, so we stop by Starbucks and have our tea. I wish to had coffee for the last time but I was sick! My coffee trip end!ㅠㅠ We chat while having our tea and snap some pictures but I forgot to snap pictures with her!!ㅠㅠ It's quite late and we decided to go home as I still need to pack my luggage!ㅠㅠ I can't believe its my last night here! Wonder when I'll come back!ㅠㅠ

p/s: Stay tune for final day of my trip! :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Trip 2014 with LOVE: Day 7

New day begins,we plan to go to another island near to Tongyeong but first, we need to check out and looking for new guesthouse. ㅋㅋㅋ My boyfriend went to Tongyeong few times so he had friend that own a guesthouse. ^^ We check in at his friend guesthouse and heading off to Ferry terminal.

Anyone watch Korean drama " Man come from another star?" As I really love this drama and the actor, I wanna go to their shooting place! ㅋㅋㅋ When we reach the ferry terminal, they told us that there is NO  ferry heading to Jangsado Island today! I am so sad!ㅠㅠ

My boyfriend told me there is another ferry terminal, but we have to run! Thank God we managed to catch the bus and heading to another ferry terminal! When we arrived there we running to the terminal, he's bought tickets and write our name as fast as he can! Even my name he wrote it in hangul!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The ferry moved at 13:00 and we were the last passengers! I already get used with it! ㅋㅋㅋ

When we get in, many people look at us! Center of attraction?? I'm not sure is it because we were the last passengers or because I'm different?? ㅋㅋㅋ However we don't mind them and sit ㅋㅋ. The journey took about 25 minutes. My boyfriend were starving and asking if I have something to eat! ㅋㅋ I always carried snack inside my bag, so I gave him.ㅋㅋㅋ Even though he's not a fan of sweet snack but he had no choice! ㅋㅋㅋ

We arrived the island around 13:30 p.m. I told him that we just need to go to certain places within the island not because we were running out of time, but because I pity him, he's starving!ㅠㅠ He told me its ok, we can go around. Looking at his face I felt guilty, we discuss and decided just to go to certain places and having our lunch.ㅋㅋ. You can see which area we went to from our map guide.^^ (Maybe too small ㅠㅠ)

Even though its Monday, there are many people! Since the popularity of drama were huge, people kept coming to this island! Last time "Winter Sonata"  have made Nami Island popular throughout the world and I guess Jangsado Island would be next! ^^ I wish to come here on March so I can see Camillia a lot as it fully bloom.ㅠㅠ Since I come on May its not many but I still get a chance to see some of it. ^^

After going around and taken pictures we went for our lunch. We had kimbab, meonggae bibimbap,songgye miyeokguk. Kimbab in Tongyeong were different from any other place. Tongyeong kimbab were plain rice and wrap with kim or known as chungmu kimbab. My boyfriend told me that the meal were badㅋㅋㅋ. However since we were starving, we just finish it!ㅋㅋㅋ Around 15:30 we get on ferry and back to the mainland.

I decided to cook for him at the guesthouse. First I need to look for the ingredient, frying pan and some cutlery. He keep asking me why I need cutlery and frying pan! Well its hard to explain to him until at one point we fight and I'm almost give up even though I already get the cutlery!ㅋㅋ At last we found the ingredient! ㅋㅋㅋ Thanks to my boyfriend for been patient with me!ㅋㅋㅋ

Before we went to guesthouse we stopped by at Coffee House! I can't miss my coffee!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I'm enjoying my coffee and my boyfriend grab the guitar and sing for me! Owh what a sweet guy!^^* I record some videos of him singing but sorry I can't share it here.ㅋㅋㅋ I get worry if I share my boyfriend to entire world!ㅋㅋㅋ

After having a great time at coffee house, its time to cook for him! We went to the guesthouse and I start cooking for him. ㅋㅋㅋ Just a simple dish! Prawn curry. ^^ Well I ate this meal so many times but this is my first time ever cook it in my life!I guess he's a lucky guy!ㅋㅋ One of his guesthouse friend having dinner with us and said its delicious!ㅋㅋㅋ I'm not sure about it but I thanks for a compliment.ㅋㅋㅋ

Resting for a while, then we went out with the guesthouse friend for a tour around Tongyeong by car. He bring us to some nice area in Tongyeong. Seeing whole of Tongyeong (harbor city) from top of hill makes me thinking of our memory at Gimhae Observatory. Very nice! ^^ We finish our day with late dinnerㅋㅋㅋ. I had kalguksu (갈국수) and he had jjol myeon (쫄면). Nyum! ^^

(Another place we went is I, and 18)

p/s:  Time running out! Day 8 soon?!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Trip 2014 with LOVE:Day 6

Today I'm finally able to see my two other room mate. They were Korean from Daegu. ^^ Ahh I went to this province on last year.^^ We talk a lot even though they were not fluent in English but I guess courage is more important. ^^ I talk to Korean everyday so I have no problem to understand "Konglish". ㅋㅋㅋ

My Canadian room mate went out early, we don't know where she's been to. As I'm talking to my Korean room mate I got katalk from my boyfriend asking as if I'm ready to go out. I was little bit panic as at that time I'm not shower yet!ㅋㅋㅋ so I exchange kakao ID with my Korean room mate so that we can talk later. ^^ 

I'm getting ready in hurry!Canadian room mate is back! Luckily she understand, so she let me shower first. ㅋㅋ I'm waiting and keep waiting for him.. At last my Canadian room mate finish getting ready and before she went out we take selca together. ^^ ㅋㅋ I still waiting for him but I have no idea where he was since he didn't replied my last katalk.ㅠㅠ It was very windy outside! Felt little bit starving but I don't know where can I have my lunch in this area and if my boyfriend had his lunch yet. 

The owner of the guesthouse and staff having their lunch. From their faces I know that they wanna call me to join in but since they know I'm Muslim, they might worry if I can't eat it. Since it was windy and starving, I decided to grab cookies at convenient store,so I asked the staff where is the nearest convenient store that I can go. He gave me the direction, seems simple but I can't find it!ㅠㅠ I was walking back and forth looking for convenient store, but all I can see is hardware shops. ㅠㅠ 

At last I decided to walk back to my guesthouse. One ajushi asking me where I'm heading to and looking for what. He asked me in Korean, I understand but I don't know how to answer him in correct and manners sentence ㅋㅋㅋ, so I just said coffee. ㅋㅋㅋ He gave me the direction in Korean. Luckily I understand it since for direction I already familiar with those words ㅋㅋㅋ. Thank God he chased the dog away for me! I didn't see it at first! Small and friendly dog but I'm afraid of it, cannot touch it.ㅋㅋㅋ

Heading off to grab my coffee, ahh its near to the guesthouse!! My first time having coffee alone in Korea! Owh I'm good at ordering it!ㅋㅋ Most of them just look at me, must be curious about where I come from!ㅋㅋㅋ After grab my coffee I went back to the guesthouse because I can't get wifi all the time unless at certain spot. I'm worry if my boyfriend reach at guesthouse!ㅋㅋㅋ 

When I reached there, still no sign of him.ㅠㅠ I enjoyed my coffee at guesthouse and about 10 minutes later I got katalk from my boyfriend saying he will reach in another 30 minutes. Finally he show up at guesthouse with his friend. Quite surprise because he didn't tell me earlier.ㅋㅋ However I already get used to meet new people so its not a big deal for me. ^^ ㅋㅋ

He introduce me to his friend and we heading out to Itaewon for our lunch. ^^ They told me they wanna have Indian food.  I ate at Itaewon few times but I have one particular restaurant that I like. I told them that we going to that restaurant. I guide them to Itaewon.ㅋㅋㅋ. Finally we reach at the restaurant. They had Indian food, a nan (bread) and fried rice, while I had Korean food (bulgogi) ㅋㅋㅋ We enjoy our lunch! Nyum Nyum! ㅋㅋㅋ

After finish, we take subway and heading to Nambu bus terminal to take bus to Tongyeong. We separate with his friend to our destination. It was a nice meeting. ^^ We were rushing when we reach at the bus station! Thank God Korean transportation system is efficient! We buy our ticket at machine and run towards the bus!ㅋㅋ Owh we made it!! Last passengers??!! ㅋㅋㅋ Well I learnt a lot from him regarding spontaneous trip! ㅋㅋㅋ

Four hours inside the bus finally we reach Tongyeong. Its already mid night and guess what we need to look out for lodging!ㅋㅋㅋ We walk from one area to another. At last we managed to find it! Pheww!!!! Hectic day but it was fun! ^^ ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: What about day 7?? ㅋㅋㅋ

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Trip 2014 with LOVE: Day 5

We starts our day early as he need to attend an event with his friends so basically today I'm all alone. ㅠㅠ However its a chance for me to explore Seoul like Seoulites. ㅋㅋㅋ  ^^ We check out and look for another guesthouse that more convenient for me. It is very hard to find new guesthouse as most were fully book!ㅠㅠ

Finally we find new guesthouse somewhere near to Euljiro sam-ga. This guesthouse was recently open so not many foreigners knows about it.ㅋㅋ A very nice, cozy place and friendly owner, staff! I will write about it on different entry later. ^^

After I put my bag pack we heading out together. He's quite worry about me,keep telling me not to buy so many stuff and make sure not being cheating by sellers. ㅋㅋㅋ  I get off at Dongdaemun Culture and History Park while he continue his journey until Wangsimni station. We will meet again tomorrow. Even its only a day owh I already miss him??!!ㅋㅋ Dongdaemun Plaza located at Dongdaemun Culture and History Park. It just open recently, last year; when I was in Korea, the place still under construction

I just stroll around and snap some picture as I don't have any plan to buy clothes here.ㅋㅋ I didn't explore a lot here as I'm quite worry if I'm get lost in the building and don't know how to get out from it!ㅋㅋ Then I take the subway again and get off at Dongdaemun, straightly went to exit 7. I kept looking for Turkish fast food restaurant but I have no address or map! I forgot to google it before went out!ㅋㅋ

I ask around and finally I found it but they told me its open late! A first nearby seller told me that it will open at 11 a.m. I go around and find out an alley that full with toys! I wish to buy for my nieces and nephews but I got too many of them!! Its unfair if I bought for some of them so I just stroll around. I felt excited seeing those toys!ㅋㅋㅋ I think if I bring my nieces and nephews here, I will stuck and cannot go home!!ㅋㅋㅋ

When I reached near to the Turkish fast food restaurant, its still not open!ㅠㅠ so I stand there and decided to buy pair of shirts. My sister ask me  to buy for her daughters. Two shirts for 10 000 won. I think the price is cheap and the quality is good too! So I bought it. Still waiting and the owner of the shirt kiosk offer me a seat. I seat near to the kiosk while the owner going around. People starring at me and some ask me the price of the shirt!!ㅋㅋㅋ They thought I'm the seller! Funny! ㅋㅋㅋ

Finally at 12:00 p.m the restaurant open!Wee ^^ I'm their first customer!ㅋㅋㅋ Since its 12:00 p.m its going to be my brunch! ㅋㅋ I had beef burger set. The beef patty is nice but I forgot to bring chili sauce!!! In Korea, at their fast food restaurant they only provide ketchup!ㅠㅠ However since I'm starving I finish it! ㅋㅋㅋ After finish my brunch I head off to Insa-dong. It was windy and its Sunday! Insa-dong were full with crowd! I just check if the shop still open! There is one shop where I often go when I buy souvenir at Korea,it was located in Insa-dong.

Then I went to Myeongdong,when I reached there my eyes were @_@!! Ok Myeongdong were full! More crowded than Insa-dong! It's even hard to move! At first I thought did they shoot program here?? No I was wrong, its just people hanging out! I think most of you were aware that Myeongdong is a heaven for cosmetic lovers! I went from one to shop to another one, just name it Nature Republic, Innisfree, The Face Shop, Skinfood, Beyond, Etude House, Missha, Mamonde Tony Molly and lots more! I bought for my stock and if I finish my stock perhaps I will ask my boyfriend to buy for me?ㅋㅋㅋ

Tired of window shopping! Then I stand at one corner waiting for my friend. I  met my friend sister for dinner. We met at 17:10. Then we decided to go to Hongdae as Myeongdong were too crowd! When we reach Hongdae, its raining but not heavily. We look for a seafood restaurant. After wandering around finally we found it! Ahhh I've been here last year! However with another friend!ㅋㅋㅋ so we enjoy our dinner there ^^ Really full! Then before we leave we grab some coffee at Coffee Prince! My friend says she's full but me as coffee addicted always can't say NO to coffee! ㅋㅋㅋ

When I reach at guesthouse all my room mate were still outside, so I pack my stuff and get ready to sleep. Before sleeping I katalk with my boyfriend and about 10 minutes later, one of my room mate home.ㅋㅋㅋ We get to know each other and talk until 1:30 a.m!! ㅋㅋ. She's Canadian and she shared same passion with me! Photography! ^^ Wee but she's professional! I'm just amateur.ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: Time flies, next is day 6