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Samcheong-dong (삼청동)

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Samcheong-dong (삼청동)! :D What a lovely and aesthetically pleasing neighbourhood! It is one of the neighbourhoods in South Korea that I really love! Samcheong-dong is arguably one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Seoul for it often appears in countless Korean dramas and movies. So many pretty shops, cafes and restaurant here! Recently spotted in Temperature of Love. I didn't know that Samcheong-dong is famous until I got back to Malaysia. Silly me but that's what happened when you didn't do a proper research. I was lucky that I got to discover and explore this aesthetically pleasing neighbourhood by chance. I was exploring Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) when I got lost and chose a wrong way. I wanted to see the Scenic View #8: View from the Samcheong-dong stone stairway which eventually will lead me to Samcheong-dong but then I went a wrong way and I suddenly turned up at this unfamiliar side of Samcheong-dong. Recently spotted in What's Wron

Insadong (인사동)

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I went to Insadong (인사동) during one of those days to check the neighbourhood out. I didn't have any particular goal except to visit Ssamziegil (쌈지길) so admittedly, I only breezed through the area. It wasn't as busy as what I expected when I was there, so that was good. According to my brief research, Insadong is your go-to place if you like something artsy and if you are looking for traditional souvenirs. However, please be aware that the prices here can be on the pricey side if you compare to places like Dongdaemeun (동대문) and Namdaemun (남대문). My friend who is a talented artist (in my eyes) told me that she can easily spend a day at Insadong to enjoy all the artsy stuff and traditional souvenirs that Insadong has to offer. I can't really relate to her sentiment but I guess what Insadong means to her is like what Hongdae (홍대) means to me. I personally found Insadong as an intriguing neighbourhood especially after I walked around the small alleys. Hidden be

My Songs of August 2018

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My August was quite meh in general? I was pretty much emotionless for almost every day. Also, it was a month that I had to think about quite a lot of stuff which contributed to me feeling meh. It was also a month where I made a major decision to stick with my current job (surprise! surprise!) after agonizing about it for few months. Hopefully, it's gonna the best decision as I couldn't afford any mistakes right now especially after I freaking said no to few better job offers. Anyway, August was also the month that I discovered that I have a lot of good songs that I have never heard of in my iTunes. Maybe I should put my playlist on shuffle more often after this? Anyway, these songs will remind me about my August 2018. Maybe not of the meh feeling but more to happy feeling that I got to discover these songs :) BTS - The Truth Untold (전하지 못한 진심) Jung Seung Hwan (정승환) - 2018 How Is It? (2018 어떤가요) Bily Acoustie (빌리어코스티) - Someday (그 언젠가는)

Korean Entertainment Agencies: YG Entertainment (YG 엔터테인먼트), SM Entertainment (SM 엔터테인먼트), JYP Entertainment (JYP 엔터테인먼트) & FNC Entertainment (FNC 엔터테인먼트)

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This post should be the last post about my visit to any Korean entertainment agencies for this particular trip. I honestly didn't plan to visit any Korean entertainment agencies at all but I took an approach of "dah alang-alang" when I was there. I don't think I'm going to revisit all the agencies again in the future but that will depend on who's gonna be my travel partner next time I'm going to South Korea.  Started my day of K-pop companies hunt by going to YG Entertainment (YG 엔터테인먼트) first. YG Entertainment was only 5-minute walk from my hostel. It was super close that I found it funny. I took a long way to go there so, there's that. I believe it's supposed to be less than 5-minute walk if I took a shortcut. Didn't see any idols here but there were a lot of black cars at the parking. Also didn't see any fans waiting at all so pretty sure there were no idols in the building at that time. I then went to FNC Entertainme

Korean Entertainment Agency: CUBE Entertainment (큐브 엔터테인먼트) & 20 Space Cafe (20 스페이스)

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I didn't plan to go to CUBE Entertainment (큐브 엔터테인먼트) when I went to South Korea because the only two CUBE artists that I listen to are B2ST (currently know as Highlight) and BTOB and I'm just a casual fan of them. However, I met 2 girls that I known during a concert in a subway and they told me that CUBE Entertainment is near to COMMON GROUND (커먼그라운드)  So I thought, "Oh okay, pergi jelah kalau dekat. Buat cukup syarat je." I think it's only a stop away from COMMON GROUND but of course I was such a dumb person for I walked to CUBE Entertainment instead of taking a subway. Stupid decision because it's not that close if you're walking. Or, maybe I just had a terrible sense of distance. Think it took me almost 20 to 30 minutes to walk to CUBE Entertainment from COMMON GROUND. According to the girls, CUBE Entertainment just moved to this building that year and they also just opened a cafe called 20 Space Cafe (20 스페이스) for the fangirls out the

#FirstImpression: Thirty but Seventeen (서른이지만 열일곱입니다) (2018)

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Snippet of the drama (From Viki ) A life can change in an instant. Woo Seo Ri (Shin Hye Sun) was a 17-year-old violin prodigy who is getting ready to study abroad in Germany. But a serious car accident leaves her in a coma. Gong Woo Jin (Yang Se Jong), who caused the accident, is traumatized and plagued by the guilt of what he has done. Thirteen years later, he works as a set designer but is emotionally cut off from everyone around him. When Seo Ri wakes up unexpectedly from her coma 13 years later, she is in the body of a 30-year-old woman but is mentally still only 17. Can Woo Jin help her adjust to her new world and learn to live and love again? Credit: Here My first impression Firstly, let me admit that I'm a huge fan of Yang Se Jong (양세종). Dude has been stealing my heart ever since Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (낭만닥터 김사부) so I know I'm gonna be so biased! Also, I know I'm gonna be such a smitten fan girl. Dah taraf-taraf Kang Ha Neul dah dia ni in my

Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour by Discover Banff Tours

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You may have seen my pictures for this particular tour ages ago but I just had time to pen down my experience. *Typical Farah* I went to this tour; Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour 3 months ago, courtesy of Discover Banff Tours. Thank you Discover Banff Tours for the opportunity! :) As you can seen from the title and the tour name, I had a chance to visit Lake Louise & Moraine Lake for the umpteenth time! This tour was particularly special as it was an evening tour, and a lil bit longer than the usual tour to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake. On top of that, an early dinner at the Baker Creek Bistro was a part of the tour as well. Baker Creek Bistro I didn't get to eat the dinner provided because it was Ramadan. However, I can confidently say that the food smelled and looked so good! I also believe the ambiance of the Baker Creek Bistro will make the dining experience more memorable. It was very warm and cozy that I almost fell asleep while waiting for my t

Why I Haven't Updated Anything About Jeju Island & Why I May Not Update About Jeju Island at All?

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I have been receiving a lot of questions about my trip to South Korea (대한민국). And most questions sound more or less like this, "Will you ever finish updating about your trip to South Korea?"  or "When will you update about other places than Seoul? How about Busan? How about Jeju?"  I honestly don't know how to answer all those questions. I feel like I still want to update about my trip to South Korea walaupun macam dah lapuk but at the same time, I feel it's not relevant anymore. lol! Anyway, after reading Kak Siti's and Aisya's posts about Jeju Island, I have decided to post something about Jeju Island as well. Instead of talking about how beautiful Jeju Island is, I decided to talk about why I haven't updated anything about Jeju Island and why I may not update about Jeju Island at all. Honestly, I do not remember much about Jeju Island. It was mainly because I was exhausted when I was in Jeju Island that I just followed wherever my guide

Banff Sunshine Village & Sunshine Meadows for the First Time

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I have many pending posts about places in Banff National Park and Yoho National Park that I've been to since the start of this summer. I think I should start with this one. Perlahan-lahanlah kita kayuh ya? :) ********************* I went to Banff Sunshine Village & Sunshine Meadows (from now on, will be referred as SSV) for the first time on July 28. It was kinda last minute decision. Initially, I planned to go to SSV on July 27 but I had no energy left after exploring 4 other places the day before. So, off I went to SSV in the morning of July 28. In all honesty, it wasn't the best decision to go to SSV on that July 28. Firstly, I was rushed to go to SSV right after my shift. #sispenat #sismengantuk Secondly, it was quite hazy and hot that day. Thirdly, I wasn't prepare physically and mentally to explore what SSV has to offer that day. Fourthly, I was in a rush as I had to take the 12 pm shuttle back to Banff so that I can catch my sleep as I had to work later

Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall

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When I was in Malaysia last month, I had a lunch date with my high school best friend and my youngest sister. (She's a third wheel cum our driver. lol!) Our original plan was to eat lunch at K-Fry, IOI City Mall because I wanted to join the hype that is K-Fry but the line was freaking long and we got no time to waste. So, we decided to have our lunch at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall instead. It was an easy decision I could say as all I wanted was to eat Korean food. Other Korean restaurants in IOI City Mall did not fancy me much so we settled with Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe. Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall is located on first floor, if I'm not mistaken, opposite of Pancake House and below GSC. Agak terceruk dan hujung tapi senang nak jumpa. The restaurant looks fancy from outside but lo, and behold it gets better from inside. I really l

As Seen from Lake Louise Summer Gondola

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Victoria Glacier & Lake Louise as seen from Lake Louise Summer Gondola July 26, 2018 12:00 PM Such a poor picture but this was the best picture that I can get as I didn't bring my DSLR that time. It was very hazy yet bright and hot when I went to Lake Louise Summer Gondola last July. Didn't get to do any hiking as I was not fully prepared. Hence, I plan to visit again so that I can hike few trails but I'm not sure when will I ever get the chance again. Hopefully, soon? :)

From Standish Viewpoint

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Sunshine Meadows from Standish Viewpoint July 28, 2018 10:00 AM I was wow'ed by the view when I saw it for the first time. Too bad I didn't get to hike down to the lakes and the village like I originally planned due to few reasons. Definitely want to come back and go hiking next time. Please pray for me so that I'll get another chance to visit this beauty.

To. Jenny (투제니) (2018)

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Decided to watch this drama as I saw this drama being mentioned dozens of times on a website that I regularly visit. So, I thought to myself, "why not?" Snippet of the drama (From Wikipedia ) The music drama is about a young man who expresses his unrequited first love for a girl through music and a young woman who chases after her dream despite a harsh situation Credit: Here My thoughts To. Jenny was the epitome of my kind of drama and music! I loved this show so much for Kim Sung Cheol (김성철) and the playlist! I freaking loved almost all the songs in this show. Especially the ones that were remade and sung by Kim Sung Cheol. What a treat for myself! :) If I have to describe this show in 3 words, it would be; fun , fluffy , and cute ! Honestly, there's nothing new about this show. The plot has been used for countless times in K-dramaland but there's something about To. Jenny that tug my heart but I don't know what. For one, I knew that I loved