Friday, April 22, 2016

Throwback#Places: Namdaemun Market

Long time NO see! I'm BACK! ㅋㅋㅋ After being too BUSY finally I let GO everything!Currently I'm JOBLESS! Wee ^^  People might THINK why I'm so HAPPY been JOBLESS isn't it?? Some might think am I'm CRAZY!ㅋㅋ Well for whatever reasons it is I'm HAPPY with my own DECISION!! Run out of MONEY is something PEOPLE will be SCARED of, of course I'm WORRY about that too!ㅋㅋ However being HAPPY is the most IMPORTANT for me!! When you seen there is NOTHING you can do.At ONE point we know where to STOP isn't it?? ㅋㅋㅋ  

Let's get BACK to today's topic, this topic, THROWBACK I think it's been quite LONG since I LAST wrote about it.ㅋㅋ So here we go again! FIRST question for this topic, what DIFFERS from being TOURIST and TRAVELERS?? Anyone have a good ANSWER for it??Raise your hands!ㅋㅋ When I heard about TOURIST and TRAVELER at first, I'm scratching my HEAD too!!ㅋㅋㅋ For me BOTH travel to DIFFERENT places than their NORMAL life, so what's the BIG deal? People goes for VACATION, that's NORMAL! That was my THOUGHT!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 

After been TRAVEL to many places, I think I UNDERSTAND the DIFFERENCES! Looking back my OWN experience of traveling, I think I was BORN as a TRAVELER rather than tourist! ㅋㅋㅋ Why I said that?? I love been care FREE and NOT tight with SCHEDULE while I'm traveling!! Personally, I think TRAVEL with AGENT is a WASTE!! Travel with agent makes you a TOURIST, where they BRING you to ORDINARY attractions and PREPARE everything for you. While being TRAVELERS allowed you to STUDY a PLACE, CULTURE and you must be ALERT all the TIME!ㅋㅋ What is the RELATION between tourist or travelers with the TOPIC then??

Like I MENTIONED before, been a TOURIST; normally travel agent will SET up your SCHEDULE and bring you to ORDINARY places right? Meaning they HARDLY bring you to the MARKET, either WET market or FLEA market. YES they might bring you to some SOUVENIR SHOPS at certain area, but with TIME constrain, you cannot LOOK around and CHECKING much. Plus they will TELL you that the SHOP they bring you in is the CHEAPEST shop! Well do NOT totally TRUST them!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I know some of you might love travel to new places with TRAVEL AGENT arrangement but why NOT trying to be DIFFERENT? Told them for 1 FREE, EASY day in the SCHEDULE. COMMUTE yourself like LOCAL do!ㅋㅋ Take PUBLIC transport like SUBWAY or BUSES to their MARKET. This PRICELESS experience will SURPRISE you!!^^ 

Back to our TOPIC!ㅋㅋㅋ We know that in SEOUL there are few FLEA markets. One of it is NAMDAEMUN (남대문) market. What differs NAMDAEMUN with DONGDAEMUN market?? As we know, DONGDAEMUN market is a CENTER for FASHION. What about NAMDAEMUN then?? NAMDAEMUN market known as ONE of LARGEST and OLDEST TRADITIONAL market in SEOUL. The location is at GREAT SOUTH GATE, the main SOUTHERN gate to the OLD city.  TRADITIONAL market?? Does it mean ALL you can get here is TRADITIONAL item?? Don't worry! We LIVE in 21st CENTURY, this market BASICALLY serve many stuffs that might come across your HEAD!ㅋㅋㅋ YES you can find some TRADITIONAL/souvenirs here, you also can find MODERN/IMPORTED item here. Just NAME it!ㅋㅋㅋ I don't have to LIST it down here! Too MANY! lol 

Once you ARRIVE at NAMDAEMUN Market, you might get CONFUSED! The ALLEY is full of row SHOPS! Worry for being LOST here?? Better NOT!ㅋㅋ If you going ALONE here and CANNOT speak in KOREAN, make sure to get a MAP of Naemdaemun area!! I FORGOT where I place my MAP though.ㅠㅠ It's been few YEARS ago.ㅋㅋㅋ FIRST things I do when I'm there is I got a copy of NAMDAEMUN map! I CANNOT remember where I GET it, but I go all alley with map on HANDS!ㅋㅋㅋ I'm ENJOYING the surrounding! I go AROUND and CHECK the PRICE before I BOUGHT souvenirs! At that time I think I might ONLY buy FEW but END up I bought A LOT!! I have to ask ONE of my KOREAN friend to POST it back to Malaysia!!ㅋㅋㅋ

At this MARKET, you also can STOP by at one most EXCITING stall!ㅋㅋ Wanna HEAR GOOD looking Korean GUYS babbling/EXPLAIN the process while making KKULTARAE (꿀타래)?? Most of you might WONDER what is it right?? Well you can watch VIDEO below!ㅋㅋ (It's NOT my video though, I FORGOT to record it when I was there) It's HARD to explain by words.ㅋㅋㅋ These guys NOT only can speak KOREAN! When I was THERE, they SPEAK my MOTHER TONGUE! MALAY language!ㅋㅋ I was like WOW?! ㅋㅋㅋ! Perhaps they can SPEAK in your MOTHER TONGUE too?? ㅋㅋㅋ


p/s: KKULTARAE (꿀타래), is ONE of  Korean SNACK, it made up by more than 16 000 STRINGS of HONEY. SWEET of course but you will get ADDICTED once you have a BITE!ㅋㅋ Somehow my EXPERIENCE makes you WANNA visit SEOUL? Why NOT check flight ticket NOW and make your own EXPERIENCE too!ㅋㅋㅋ


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Video Credit: Deimos

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Seasons: Cherry Blossom 2016

안녕 하세요 여러분! Hi everyone! How do you do??
I'm quite BUSY finishing all my JOB these days but I'm NOT as busy as ANYONE who LIVE in KOREA!ㅋㅋㅋ We all know what is like living in HECTIC schedule DAILY! With their 빨리 빨리 CULTURAL, its must be tiresome~ Anyway despite of BUSY schedule they FIT in, I think I'm such a LUCKY person here as many of THEM sent me CHERRY BLOSSOM photos all across KOREA! Well NOT from EVERY provinces,ㅋㅋㅋ but I think those PHOTOS from 5 DIFFERENT area is WONDERFUL enough to be SHARED here! Those PHOTOS were taken in SEOUL, DAEGU and GYEONGGI-DO. FINALLY I got some  PHOTOS from my favorite SPOT, GWANGJU! I MISS that CITY so MUCH!ㅠㅠ  NO need to keep babblingㅋㅋㅋ lets the PHOTOS speak for you!~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

p/s: As SPRING seasons starts, there are many FESTIVALS happening in KOREA, if any of you PLAN to VISIT Korea soon during this SPRING seasons, you can CHECK here and hitting those PLACES for your EYES FEAST!~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is the SCHEDULE of cherry blossom start BLOOMING but we knews that THIS year cherry blossom blooming EARLY!

p/s: Another FRIEND sent me CHERRY BLOSSOM photos TODAY! She was at YEONG DEUNG PO CHERRY BLOSSOM festival, Yeouido. For those whose in Korea NOW you can VISIT this~ This festival START from 4 April to 10 April 2016. ^^

p/s: For all my Korean FRIENDS who sent me PHOTOS this time, I HEART YOU GUYS!~


Photo Credits: My Korean Friends

Friday, April 1, 2016

Trend: Heart Shape sign???

Oh its APRIL! Time flies so FAST! It's the most CHARMING period in KOREA and JAPAN now as CHERRY BLOSSOM start BLOOMING everywhere! How I WISH I get a CHANCE to seen and touch this with my own HANDS!! ㅠㅠ Miss the CHANCE last time!~ Well for TODAY I'm NOT writing about it though ㅋㅋ because so far I got NO photos of it! ㅠㅠ So what TOPIC for today is???

We all know that KOREAN have many QUIRKY charm to SHOW off their AFFECTION publicly. I'm NOT talking about those KISSING or HUGGING part ㅋㅋ! DON'T get me WRONG!ㅋㅋㅋ What I'm talking about is by using their HAND GESTURE. Sometimes we FOUND it WEIRD to see they ACT such CUTE for taking PHOTOS or VIDEOS isn't it?? SHIFT away all your WEIRD thought!ㅋㅋ You might think it WEIRD but in their MODERN cultural its just to SHOW how ADORABLE they are ㅋㅋㅋ. Long time ago, we might see how they make a HEART SHAPE to show off their affection right?? It's HARD to put it into words, so PHOTOS serve you the BEST isn't it?? ㅋㅋㅋ  

These DAYS they are more ADVANCED. Compare to the OLD way to show HEART SHAPE recently they use NEW sign??ㅋㅋㅋ However the OLD sign to show HEART SHAPE is still EXIST and people WON'T think its WEIRD these days.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ This HAND GESTURE been spread WORLDWIDE though and NOT only ASIAN knows how to DO it ㅋㅋ. WESTERNERS celebrity also COPY this too! I FOUND it FUNNY but hey its a WAY to EXPRESS your FEELING! ㅋㅋ so WHY would you CARE what OTHERS think??ㅋㅋㅋ

Nowadays we SEEN a lot of KOREAN celebrity taken PHOTOS with a sign using TWO FINGERTIPS, at first seeing it I wonder what DOES it means?? I UNDERSTAND this sign is like "KA-CHING, KA-CHING"! ㅋㅋㅋ MONEY sign! Then I thought ahh of COURSE those thinking about money ㅋㅋㅋ but when I saw KOREAN KIDS doing the SAME sign I was like?? HUH DON'T tell me their oldest TEACH their KIDS for being MATERIALISTIC at this AGE??? O-o As I was CONFUSED I start to ask my KOREAN FRIENDS about it!ㅋㅋㅋ  

Their EXPLANATION makes me LAUGH at MYSELF!ㅋㅋㅋ It's COMPLETELY cross with my own THOUGHT! ㅋㅋㅋ That HAND GESTURE is actually a HEART SHAPE!! I DO it by myself and still CONFUSING by it!ㅋㅋㅋ until one of  my KOREAN FRIENDS laugh at me and have to DRAW me the HEART SHAPE at the FINGERTIPS!ㅋㅋㅋ Only then I get the MEANING! ㅋㅋㅋ I was like WHAT??LOL!! Below are some PHOTOS KOREAN celebrity/artist snap their PHOTOS with the HEART SHAPE sign!

p/s: Shall we take SELFIE with this POSE too??ㅋㅋㅋ

Souces: My Korean Friends

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