Thursday, November 26, 2015

Coffee Addicted: Cafe Cappuccino Friends

November almost FINISH soon! Time flies so FAST isn’t it?? For me seems like we just START 2015 yesterday but it’s almost OVER like a BLINK of eyes!ㅠㅠ AUTUMN will PASS by soon and here come the white WINTER!ㅋㅋ A SEASONS that I’ve been WAITING for!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Too BAD I’m NOT heading to KOREA but to SOMEWHERE else!ㅋㅋ Yes, I HEARD snow flakes STARTS in certain AREA within Korea but at the SAME time FOLIAGE still YELLOW lay down offside the ROAD path! Beautiful! Its makes me MISSING Korea badly!ㅠㅠ 

Whatever it is,  my KOREA trips always feel FRESH on my MIND!ㅋㅋ I still REMEMBER many things about it EVEN THOUGH it’s been a YEAR I HAVEN'T come BACK to KOREA!ㅠㅠ While I’m in Korea I’m such a HEAVY COFFEE LOVER but when I’m HOME (Malaysia) I drink COFFEE once in a while!ㅋㅋㅋ Perhaps I drink coffee MUCH there because of the WEATHER/SEASONS?ㅋㅋ Since Korea temperature is DIFFERENT from ours so I felt drinking COFFEE makes me WARM!ㅋㅋㅋ

Apart from that, in Korea CAFE are almost EVERYWHERE, with DIFFERENT THEME and CONCEPT! There are so MANY cafés to explore COMPARE when I’m BACK home!ㅠㅠ. Even though you went to SMALL or RURAL area, still there are CAFES!ㅋㅋㅋ Back to my TRIP on 2013, while I was in BUSAN, I got a CHANCE to stop by at a SMALL café!This cafe LOCATED on SECOND floor of shop rows. Seen this CAFE for the FIRST time makes me think is this a cafe?? 

The café CONCEPT is very DIFFERENT from the NORMAL café! Normal café, we will see that there is COUNTER and so many row of TABLE SET isn’t it? This café is DIFFERENT though!The set of TABLE is within cubicle ROOMS. NO door for the cubicle room but there is CURTAIN to go in. Each CUBICLE room provided with a TV and there is NO seat.Basically you have to SIT on the FLOOR and there is some sort of Japanese table set. While having your COFFEE and DESSERT you can watch TV! The AMBIANCE makes you feel like you at HOME!ㅋㅋㅋ

The COFFEE is GOOD too!! 냠 ^^ INSTEAD of having Latte or any other, that night I had AMERICANOㅋㅋㅋ What else is a good PAIR for it?? It's a CHEESE CAKE!ㅋㅋㅋ Simply DELICIOUS!^^  Since its COLD outside its good to kept WARM, enjoying our DRINKS and chatting a lot! Good memories.ㅋㅋㅋ I bet IF the cafe's FACING the SEA VIEW it would be the BEST!ㅋㅋ However the cafe VIEW is facing BUILDING! Too BAD.. That's ok,ㅋㅋ the IMPORTANT part is their CONCEPT is different from ORDINARY cafe! THUMBS UP for them!ㅋㅋㅋ   

p/s: Sometimes you should just TRY some SMALL cafe too rather than LARGER chain COFFEE MAKER/BRAND, because even the cafe is so SMALL the BEST TASTE lies behind it! ㅋㅋ Enjoy your COFFEE dear COFFEE LOVERS!ㅋㅋ

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Guideline/Life: How to get HALAL RAW ingredient within SEOUL??

Living as MINORITY in FOREIGN countries might make some of us been STARED all the TIME. Sometimes it makes you think "am I wear my shirt upside down,torn shirt or is there something on my face???"   O-o Some of them STARED at you with their EYES like popping out isn't it?? and that's make you felt like UNEASYㅋㅋㅋ  RELAX, I experienced those before while I'm VISITING foreign countries especially KOREA!ㅋㅋ At first I felt UNEASY too but after a while I ADAPT it wellㅋㅋㅋ.

With HIJABB on while travelling people KNOW that I'm MUSLIM and I DON'T have to tell them.ㅋㅋ Yes some might ASK "didn't I feel hot wearing it??" I just ANSWER them politely that I got USED with it.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ  Plus its COMPULSORY for Muslim WOMEN to wear it. ㅋㅋ There are many other TOPIC for MUSLIM to be CONSIDERED of before went ABROAD or MOVING in another COUNTRY. For example about HALAL. Halal is NOT only APPLICABLE in term of FOOD but even in DAILY stuff. ㅋㅋㅋ  

Some of my FOREIGN friends always telling me this, owh you MISS so many CHANCES to try many GOOD food due to HALAL! Well for ME its NOT an issue ㅋㅋ. I believe there are so MANY other SELECTION cuisines that I can TRYㅋㅋ so NO big deal for me!ㅋㅋㅋ Long time ago I once WROTE about ONLINE shopping mall in South Korea isn't it??  ONLINE SHOPPING plays such IMPORTANT roles in Korean DAILY life due to their HECTIC schedules. They even have Emart which is mainly for FRESH ingredient or READY FOOD market online. 

EMART makes LIFE easier when LIVING in Korea. People DON'T need to go to MARKET everyday to get their STUFF but for MUSLIM, there are NOT many HALAL CHOICE at Emart. We know that to get HALAL ingredient, MUSLIM have to go to ITAEWON. For some of them maybe its NOT practical to go there EVERYDAY due to their HECTIC schedule or DISTANCE. So what is the SOLUTION then??? Buying ingredient ONLINE from ABROAD?? Hahaha thats takes few DAYS or even MONTHS to REACH you!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

THANKS to the world of INTERNET, NOW there is HALAL ONLINE MARKET in SOUTH KOREA!!대박!! (Daebak)ㅋㅋㅋ Of course the STUFF is LIMITED for the TIME being, and the DELIVERY is WITHIN SEOUL CIRCLE! However I believe as the DEMAND continue to GROW the OWNER will ADD more SELECTION on it and EXPAND their DELIVERY area soon! Wanna know the LIST of HALAL PRODUCT in HALAL ONLINE market?? Visit here. For MUSLIM who LIVE in Korea, this ONLINE market will HELP you a lot! For MUSLIM TRAVELERS, rather than SPENDING too much MONEY at luxury HALAL RESTAURANT maybe you can TRY to COOK by YOURSELF while you at KOREA! ㅋㅋㅋ 

p/s: I THINK some of you might SAY its NOT easy for COOKING as you guys NEED cutlery too right?O-o TRUE I AGREED with that. (I DID that before when I TRAVEL with my ex, I BOUGHT CUTLERY and CROCK)ㅋㅋㅋ Maybe you have to go to DAISO to buying those?? ㅋㅋㅋ One of my BIGGEST hope is, SOMEDAY some KOREAN or MUSLIM FOREIGNER who LIVE in KOREA might CONSIDER to PROVIDE friendly HALAL accommodation?? ㅋㅋㅋ

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Event: Seoul Lantern Festival 2015

We all know that SOUTH KOREA is a country that RICH with HERITAGE, astonishing place to VISIT, full with TRADITIONAL charm, yet UPBEAT with LATEST technology isn't it?? What else you can ASK for when YOU are in KOREA??ㅋㅋㅋ ^^ SEOUL, a city with VIBRANT colors and all YEAR round FESTIVAL! ㅋㅋㅋ There are so MANY about Seoul that CAPTIVATE travelers HEART once they ARRIVED in KOREA!ㅋㅋㅋ

AUTUMN will saying GOODBYE soon and white cold WINTER is making their WAY back to Seoul! ㅋㅋ Some of my Korean FRIENDS told me this "ahh winter is coming! I HATE it!"ㅋㅋㅋ What can they do? LIVING in 4 seasons COUNTRIES, they have to BEAR it!ㅋㅋ Before autumn CLOSE its curtain, as USUAL Seoul will having LANTERN FESTIVAL! ^^ This festival is an ANNUAL event and the SCHEDULE normally around November.

For 2015, the event will STARTS on 6 NOVEMBER until 22 NOVEMBER. I've NEVER get a chance to JOIN this festival when I WAS in KOREA.ㅠㅠ I've been to Korea at end of AUTUMN few YEARS back but I'm completely FORGOT about this EVENT!ㅋㅋ Plus I was too BUSY meeting my Korean FRIENDS in other PROVINCE at that TIME. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

For those who PLAN to VISIT Korea this WEEK, make sure to put this on your LIST!! This EVENT will be HELD at CHEONGGYECHEON STREAM from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. It's in the HEART of Seoul! Have TIGHT budget??? Swept away your WORRIES,ㅋㅋ LANTERN FESTIVAL is FREE!!ㅋㅋㅋ and NO need to do RESERVATION or whatever. All you NEED is a MAP or DIRECTION to the event AREA!ㅋㅋㅋ Taking SUBWAY is the BEST choice and why not STROLLING from Jogno area to Cheoggyecheon if you STAYING around there! ㅋㅋㅋ For DETAIL and DIRECTION you may REFER here.

p/s: For this year, the theme is ILLUMINATED SEOUL! Along with the main event there are some other event, check here. For other event, there is charges to participate! Check before sign up!ㅋㅋㅋ

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