Hongdae - Hello Kitty Cafe & Trick Eye Museum

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Babysis and I spent our first two nights in Hongdae. To me, unlike Myeongdong, there's not many interesting things to see and do in Hongdae. The only two places that we want to visit here is the Hello Kitty Cafe!!!(okay lah more to just me than we) and the Trick Eye Museum, that's alllllll.

Here's a map of Hongdae that might help you if you're planning to come here. I started by exiting from Hongik Univ Station, Exit 9. Click click!

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Stumbled across this wall while finding our way to the first and much anticipated stop :

The Hello Kitty Cafe

Yar I know most people don't wanna go here because it's....Hello Kitty. But I wanna be here exactly because of that. I'm a hardcore fan, don't you know?

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Sneak peak of my workstation. Can you tell how much of a freak I am now LOL

Okay back to the story...

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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One of the two palaces I visited in Korea. Honestly there's nothing much to do other than wandering around every nook and cranny of the vast space and take countless pictures of myself (which sounds like a perfect plan to me actually hehe) but somehow the non-history-lover-me got so intrigued by everything the tour guide shared about this place. The other palace I visited was Changdeokgung and that, is a 100000x better than Gyeongbokgung! Since then I've made a mental note to insert "Visit Changdeokgung during all four seasons" into my to-do-before-I-die list, cos that place is just so, so lovely.

*hints to my boyfriend*



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Something exciting took place at my humble abode last Saturday...

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Yes everyone, please welcome me to the kakak-kakak nak kahwin club, hurhur.

It's a simple event attended by the only ones who matter. A couple of things didn't go as planned before the day and I remember getting so upset and was prepared to be the party popper for the day but heck who am I kidding? It's my special day plus everyone is genuinely happy for me, what more can I ask for.

At the end of the day, my cheeks hurt so much from smiling too much. I was just so...... happy. & thankful yes indeed. Everything that day, from the moment I woke up, the engagement and spending time with the kareshi later at night, was perfect. I wish I can go through it all over again!

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The next day, the kareshi and I started sending each other excel spreadsheets of the budget and checklists for THE day. Massive THANKS to the ever so awesome possum Farhana a.k.a Hello Khronicles for the templates on her blog. Two major things are already settled & I'm so looking forward to share our preparations for our big day here :D

Meanwhile, I can't keep calm cos... I'm getting married!


Sisters in Seoul (Video)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I know I'll probably take a year to completely finish blogging about my Seoul adventures (just like my HK one lol) so here's a short video featuring all the highlights of the trip. Our nine days in less than four minutes. Enjoy!


N Seoul Tower

Friday, January 2, 2015

The N Seoul Tower has always been in my to-visit list. So excited to finally be able to set foot here!


How to get to N Seoul Tower (by cable car)

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Get off at Myeongdong Station, exit 3.

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On your left, you will see the Pacific Hotel. There's a small road next to it. Walk straight.

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Keep on walking until you see this store with a flight of stairs next to it.

They sell locks and I bought two, assuming that the ones sold at Seoul Tower are much more expensive.

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Walk up the stairways.

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You will see rows of restaurants on your right and this on your left.

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Keep on walking and ta-da! You will see the cable car platform on your right.


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Round trip tickets cost us 8500won (about S$10) per person.

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The view from inside the cable car. The journey took us four mins and fyi, there's no seats at all.

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What we're greeted with the moment we stepped out of the cable car station. 

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Picture captured by my GoPro and trust me, no filters! So pretty, I suka :D

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Why hello there Namsan Tower!

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Nae dongsaeng 

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Two reasons why I want to come here so much. #1 is to place my very own love lock!

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You can always leave your messages on the benches if you don't intend to buy the locks.

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Turns out the prices are the same as the ones I bought earlier. I bought another lock, the pink one!

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One item off the bucket list. But I still wanna do the same thing at Pont des Arts *hints to boyfriend* lol

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My name written in Hangul and the kareshi in Hiragana. I also have our names on the pink lock and some mushy messages at the back heh heh

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Lil sissy with her pink lock.

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Next, up the Seoul Tower we went ~

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We bought the Observational Deck Combo Package B. 22000won for two (about S$26)...

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---and we got this! Two drinks, popcorn and nachos. Worth it right.

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The view from the observation deck.

So much prettier when witnessed with my own eyes of course.

& the other reason why I want to visit the Seoul Tower so much is this...

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Do you know that the highest post office in Korea is here in Seoul Tower? There's a shop selling postcards and you can send them to anyone from anywhere across the globe. Here's how :

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So of course mushy-me just have to send one for my boyfriend back in Singapore. My sister refused to entertain my antics and walked around the deck alone while I crack my head thinking of the sweetest thing to write hehe. I sent a picture of the message to boo's brother and he was excited like mad lol

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Signed, sealed, delivered and now it is in the hands of my boo :D

Till the next update.