19 May 2013

Seoul Day 2. Trip to SM, JYP, and Cube Entertainment.

130506. The best Monday in my life, yet.

On day 2, we decided to go to the KPop agencies like SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment. I always imagine that someday I'll take a pose in front of SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment building. Aaaaand, it was like a dream come true. :')

SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment are in the same area. So we can go there at once. How to get there? I take subway line 7 and get off at Cheongdam Station, exit 9.

To SM Entertainment, from exit 9, we walked straight (you'll see a church, on your right) until we found a junction (you can see the Citi Bank building too) and cross the street and walked straight again. During our way to SM Ent, we saw a lot of luxury stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, DKNY, and so on. After we out of breath, finally... FINALLY.. We saw SM Entertainment building!

But, too bad. At that time, SME building was under construction. Super Junior-M and SHINee 'Why So Serious?' poster covering the whole building. After we took some photos, we went to JYP Entertainment. It's not that far from SM Entertainment.

The direction is quite same with SME. When you see a junction and a Citi Bank building, across the street and turn right (if you from SME (SME is on your left), just walk straight to Citi Bank and turn left). Just walk straight until you see Baskin Robbins. From there, turn left, walk straight, and you'll see Dunkin' Donuts aaaaaand JYP Entertainment!

You can see Cube Entertainment Cafe from JYP Entertainment. I instantly knew the building is Cube Ent Cafe because I saw a 4Minute 'Name is 4Minute' huge poster displayed on it. According to its name, the Cube Ent Cafe is filled with merchandise from Cube Ent's artists like BEAST, 4Minute, BToB, and so on.

After filling our stomach with waffle and some drinks, we went to Apgujeong Rodeo Station just to see a pop-up place, '2PM Zone' and spend the rest of the day at COEX Mall and WTC Seoul. And finally... We ate Korean food. XD


15 May 2013

SHINee 'Why So Serious' Fan Signing at Cheongnyangni, Seoul


SHINee Onew, Key, and Minho held a fan signing event for 100 lucky fans at Cheongnyangni, Seoul for their new album 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me'. And... I was this close!


12 May 2013

SEOUL, The Romantic City. Day 1.

May 5th 2013, beautiful Sunday.

After 11 hours flight (included transit in Malaysia), Nadine and I arrived at Incheon airport, South Korea, at 08.30 AM KST. We took an airport bus limousine to our guest house at Myeongdong. It's worth for 10,000 won or 100,000 idr. It takes 1 hour from Incheon to Myeongdong.

Besides taking the bus, we also can take the subway or taxi. But, the taxi fees are more more and more expensive like 100,000 won or 1,000,000 idr. Crazy right? If we take the subway, it's cheaper but you must take your luggage by yourself and climb the stairs. And... I don't want to do that. Lol

When I hear "Seoul", i thought the city will be like Tokyo. But, I was wrong. Don't expect too much. :|

At 10 o'clock, we arrived at Namsan Guest House 3. The place is very easy to find. It's near from the airport bus station and subway, also Myeongdong shopping area! H e a v e n.

After we're putting our luggage and take showers, we went to Myeongdong market. For those who crazy about cosmetic product, this place is heaven. A lot of cosmetic shops along the street! Like Etude, Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Nature Republic, Missha, etc. The price is also cheap! Cheaper than in Indonesia :| You can get only 1000 won or 10,000 idr for nail polish! Another cosmetic products are also cheaper.

FYI, Nadine and I are KPop fans. And we love Super Junior. :)) So on last March or April (idk for sure), Siwon opened a pop-up cafe called Twosome Coffee (but, it's already end). Because Siwon is Nadine's bias, we went there. Inside the cafe, we can see Siwon smiling picture.

And lucky us, on that day, SHINee held a fan signing event for their newest album 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me' at Cheongnyangni for 100 lucky fans. The event starts from 18.00 KST. When we arrived at the location, we weren't sure that SHINee will do the fan sign there. There was only a tent and outdoor. Idk if in Korea it's common to hold an event like that for the KPop star. :|

But btw, there was a lot A LOT of fan girls (including me) waiting for SHINee under the sunlight. Not too hot but not too cold either. Because many fan girls have already tagged the place and standing on the chair with their camera, I can't see the tent clearly. So we move to another spot and we stand right next to the tent! Yeay!

The wind keeps blowing... The fans were ready with their camera... A group of Japanese girls right beside me keep talking with their cute voice... A woman keeps yelling at her daughter and slap her in the face (this is real. It was rude!!!)...

And then, two vans (black and white) were coming! Finally! So excited! I saw this before in drama - when the fans are screaming when their idol is coming out from the car - and I felt it! Kyaaaaa~ >O< Minho, Onew, and Key got down from the car and bow to the fans! I don't believe that I was soooooo close with SHINee!

SHINee looks really nice to the fans and Key keep on smiling. I remember when Music Bank press conference last March, Key didn't even crack a smile, also Jonghyun. Maybe they're too tired?

After seeing SHINee fan signing, we want to go to Yesung's cafe, Mouse Rabbit. But, we've got lost. We didn't know which station should we take. We've got lost for 1,5 or 2 hours (I don't quite remember). And watched Running Man for a while in the station with some Korean people.

When we find the station, I was like YEAAAAAAAAAAH FINALLY!! I'm a bit scared lost in another country that the people can't speak English. Even though my English is bad too. Because Mouse Rabbit is located near Konkuk University, there's so many young people. And couple... couple everywhere. Like everywhere!! *jealous* Just like in drama, they're so sweet!

Beside the romantic side, Korean people are very very very fashionable. Just like KPop idol that I saw on TV O_O! At Yesung's cafe, there's a lot of people girls lining up to order (and I saw Yesung's handsome brother!). So, we just take pictures and having dinner at Kyochon Chicken.