Sunday, January 10, 2016

Throwback#Places: Dongdaemun

Hi Everyone!^^ How was your DAYS so far in this NEW year?? Busy?? I wish everyone have a FANTASTIC days!ㅋㅋ Brand NEW year, I was extremely BUSY for the pass few DAYS!! I did my BEST to finish all my WORKS before get ready for my TRIPS! DOUBLE trip for this YEAR!ㅋㅋ 

After TIRING days, finally the DATE will coming soon! Wee ^^ Few more DAYS to heading to airport!! ^^ Just like LAST year, its DOUBLE trip too during JANUARY, but at least there is enough GAP in between! However this YEAR... really CLOSE to each other! I hope I'm ABLE to stay FIT after my WINTER trip for my NEXT trip! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Looking back at my WORLD mapping stop, always makes me MISS Korea so much! However I'm still NOT sure when I can COME back..... Too BAD! I felt SORRY for my Korean friends, some of them kept ASKING me when I ll VISIT them again.. Hmm maybe SOMEDAY! ^^ Since I miss KOREA so much, today I would like to VIEW one of PLACES I stop by during my VISIT there! 

PEOPLE says, the BEST places you have to CHECK out once you TRAVEL to NEW area is their MARKET! So TRUE! I AGREED with that, because their market will show HOWS their DAILY LIFE is!ㅋㅋ In Korea, there are many MARKET you can VISIT. In SEOUL itself, they have some SEPARATED MARKET like fish market,NORYANGJIN Market,NAEMDAEMUN. market is a place where you can find GLASSES, SOUVENIRS, CUTLERY, and etc!!ㅋㅋ As well DONGDAEMUN, where a place you can look for FABRICS, CLOTHES. HOWEVER do you know that DONGDAEMUN also FAMOUS for TOYS and STATIONERY whole-seller market?? 

Basically its a HEAVEN for KIDS!ㅋㅋㅋ Why I said its a HEAVEN for KIDS??? At first I have NO idea too about THIS! All I KNOW is DONGDAEMUN is a MARKET where you can purchased CLOTHES or BAGS for CHEAP price!ㅋㅋㅋ While strolling ALONE in SEOUL, I decided to STOP by at DONGDAEMUN because I was HUNGRY and my cousin says that there is a HALAL TURKISH fast food dinning there! I have a NICE lunch there even though I have to WAIT for few HOURS before that restaurant start OPERATING!! 

While waiting it's OPEN,  I strolling around, just to kill my TIME.ㅋㅋ Then I saw an ALLEY where there are soooo many TOYS!!! I said WOW!! Heaven for kids!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Even I'm OLD enough for TOYS, I felt like wow my CHILDHOOD DREAM came true!ㅋㅋ LUCKY I'm NOT living in Seoul! Or else I CAN'T imagine how my ROOM would be!!ㅋㅋ Apart from that lucky that I TRAVELED alone! If I travel with my FAMILY and we accidentally found that area I  might BLOW up there! My nephews and nieces might TROUBLE us! Those kids will wanna STAY and asking BUYING many toys for THEM!ㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: I took some PHOTOS there but I think I accidentally DELETED it! ㅠㅠ All I can do is DOWNLOAD it from the internet.ㅋㅋㅋ For THOSE who have KIDS, DON'T tell me I DIDN'T warned YOU!ㅋㅋㅋ If you think you are ABLE to stop your kids LUST, you may BRING them here, if NOT, better bring THEM to other PLACE! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ For more information and direction about this area visit here.

p/s: I will be away maybe for 2 weeks! Hope you guys enjoy reading my entry! Have a great day guys! ^^


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Friday, January 1, 2016

Tradition: Watching sunrise on New Year??? Why Korean do this?

WELCOME 2016!!^^
It's New Year AGAIN!!!Wee ^^ A brand new year that I can't WAIT!! HAPPY but at the same time SIGH, plus another YEAR to our age!ㅠㅠ I felt ohh I'm getting OLD ㅠㅠ but hey lets be POSITIVE, AGE is just a NUMBER!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ  

We KNOWN that EVERY 31 DECEMBER, people around the GLOBE were ANTICIPATED with New Year EVE; most of them looking FORWARD for CONCERT, COUNTDOWN and FIREWORKS!! For those who WILLING to STUCK in the CROWDED for seen the FIREWORK, I HOPE you guys ENJOY it wherever you are!!^^

HOWEVER for ME, I prefer to stay at HOME, sit on the COUCH watching on TV, the celebration of NEW YEAR EVE around the WORLD ㅋㅋㅋ. YES you can CALL me OLD FASHION but I already get USED with those sequence of New Year Eve CELEBRATION since I was YOUNG!ㅋㅋㅋ

So HOW about other TRADITION???O-o  Most at WESTERN countries, after FIREWORK on new year eve NOTHING more SPECIAL.ㅋㅋㅋ PARTY?? That's NORMAL for them!ㅋㅋ New year or NOT, PARTY is just a PARTY!ㅋㅋㅋ However in EAST ASIA countries, its DIFFERENT. Like in SOUTH KOREA, most of them BELIEVE seen SUNRISE on NEW YEAR is such special TRADITION/RITUAL. It's hold PROFOUND meaning to them!

WHY they think its so SPECIAL??O-o I do some RESEARCH and ASKED some of my Korean friends. They SAID in order to see SUNRISE on NEW YEAR, it need VERY HIGH courage for them to ENDURE harsh COLD weather with such a HUGE crowd!I'm NOT talking about 20 to 50 PEOPLE,ㅋㅋㅋ its nearly 100 000 PEOPLE gather at the MOST favorite SPOT which is JEONGDONGJIN, Gangneung, Gangwon to see the SUNRISE every year!!ㅋㅋㅋ

MANY Korean love to see SUNRISE at MOUNTAIN PEAK!!Can you IMAGINE how they HIKING with COLD weather and too MANY people?? For me HIKING during WINTER is ONE of the TOUGHEST part! I CAN'T bring myself to THINK about it!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ APART from that, some choose to GATHER near the SEA for the same PURPOSE. Here are some other FAVORITE SPOT for seeing SUNRISE!  For THEM, seen the SUN RISING during NEW YEAR is the BEST MOMENT to say their  PRAYER and HOPE for the NEW BEGINNING!!! It also considered as a BEST TIME for SELF REFLECTION

p/s: PERSONALLY, I think its WORTH for seen a STUNNING SUN RISE after all hardest ship, and surround by your LOVE one seen it will create a BEAUTIFUL moment for you!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!


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